tv Eyewitness News at 430 CBS March 8, 2017 4:30am-5:01am EST
babies thrown to the ground, during a violent home invasion in philadelphia overnight and we will let you know how baby is doing and what the robbers got away with classes are cancelled at two philadelphia school after yesterday's peco substation fire what officials say the lights may come back on for thousands of customers still in the dark. women's marches of january are inspiring a new movement, today, how women across the country will be demonstrating through their absence. today is wednesday, march 8th good morning i'm jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. we will tell you state that is announcing plans to challenge president trump's new travel ban but first lets check the forecast with lauren casey in for katie and in for traffic with katie. >> happy hump day. >> we are going over hump
today. we have a few problems out there that will slow you down, already that happened yesterday, too. in the 4:30 hour. we will see what comes from it >> we had some rain, maybe some lingering moisture on the roadways and still some rain. we will look at storm scan three and show you where it is located. it is light. we have a cold front moving through as we speak. you can see where that cold front has passed through. a live update. we dropped 2 degrees in reading down to 48. forty-one at mount pocono. ahead of that boundary temperatures extremely mild along i-95 corridor waking up to near 60 degrees right now. sixty-one in philadelphia. here's shower activity again during light in intensity especially west of the i-95 corridor but sprinkles impacting shore as well. take a closer look where drip drops are coming down across portions of northern delaware. newark, up into parts of the pennsylvania as well. kenneth square,e bradford seeing light rainfall. as we head in the morning hours next couple hours we
will see passing light shower or passing sprinkle but that rain chance end by 9:00 o'clock hour. lingering cloud around breezy conditions and then some sunshine returning but we will have some windy conditions taking you throughout our wednesday, and temperatures right around midday, meisha 60 l off as we head in the second half of the day. >> i will take that wind if we have to take 60's. perfect trade off. thanks so much for. that good morning. we are seeing flashing lights, a lot of activity going on. we have an accident i-95 north to the off ramp for walt whitman bridge is closed for those heading out the door right now. completely closed. it doesn't look like it is clearing up anytime soon. there are so many vehicles out there right now. again, accident i-95 north off ramp to walt whitman bridge is closed. just avoid it completely. i will confirm, when that lifts. also vine is opened overnight for overnight construction between schuylkill and broad. both moving in the westbound and eastbound side direction. looking good and just as you should. so still early.
eastbound side will start to heat up in a little bit. accident investigation here. accident happened 2:00 a.m. new jersey turnpike north bound between inner and outer split at 195, one left lane has been opened. if you want to squeeze around or avoid the area here alternates, we will tell you more coming up in the next 10 minutes. rahel, back over to you. thank you. peco is still working to restore power to thousands of customers still in the dark following yesterday's fire at a substation, as a result, girls high and ew rhode island middle school will be closed. it at one point, 20,000 customers were without power. nearby homes were damaged. neighbors we talked to say this has happened before. >> i said not again. this happened, maybe three years ago, since i have been here 52 years. i say at least five times, fire happened over there. >> we have had transformers that blow up, before but it was never this bad. >> peco tells thaws 6800
customers remain without power this morning. crews have been working throughout the night and hope to have power restored wye noon. check on the individual status of your outage by going to peco.com. a violent home invasion overnight in philadelphia's logan section leaves a new born baby in the hospital. >> "eyewitness news" reporter frank does live at einstein medical center with more on what happened, good morning, trang do. >> reporter: good morning, jim and rahel. baby was brutally assaulted by one of the robbers but expected to be okay. he was taken to einstein to be checked out, meanwhile, investigators are not sure why this young mother was targeted but they say somehow these robbers knew that she had thousands of dollars inside of her home. lets look at video of the scene, overnight, officers responded to a home on the 4500 block of north 18th street, in logan, just before 12:30 a.m. twenty-five year-old mother told police she was sleeping on the second floor with her eight day old son when three armed masked men broke the lock and then forced their way inside. men then ordered woman and two
, 17 years old girls visiting her in the basement. robbers made off with $3,500.02 cell phones but not before one of the men assaulted would the man's new born son. >> when police, one of the perpetrators ordered her to get up, she said i'm holding my baby. that is when one just forced the baby, on to the floor by pushing the baby, on to the floor, which is, pretty brutal , as far as we're concerned. >> reporter: woman and those two teen girls were not hurt but investigators are hoping those two stolen cell phones can lead them to the men responsible. they also say that the three men participated in the robbery, surveillance cameras captured four men, running away from the scene. that is story here for now we are live in logan i'm trang do for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". jim and rahel, back to you. also new overnight one person is in stable condition after a robbery and shooting in oxford circle. police say three men were loading exercise equipment in to a home on the 6,000 block of somerdale avenue when they
were interrupted by two armed men. a five three-year old man was shot once in the leg. suspects about on the away were $450. nearby surveillance cameras may have caught the crime on camera. authorities are stepping up patrols in their search for a suspect who is attacking woman in delaware in an apartment complex in new castle county. police believe that the suspect kidnaped a woman at will mink's top of the hill apartments and another woman at arundell apartments last month. victims were sexually assaulted and forced to withdraw money from atm's. police say suspect tried to abduct another woman from the bluffs apartments, in newark, on monday. the suspect ran away when woman alerted another person inside of her apartment building. a serial child rapist is waking up behind bars in delaware county this morning, but authorities, fear that the case is far from over. twenty year-old you lux of media, pled guilty to raising multiple jim teenage girl. he assaulted girls as young as
12 years old over a 18 month period. >> we have evidence that he slipped her a date rape drug. she became paralyzed. >> he was sentenced to 13 and a half years, to 27 years behind bars, but authorities believe there are more victims out there. if you have any information, please give media police a call. members of the philadelphia federation of teachers will be joining women worldwide today, group said they will be fighting for a fair contract as they take part in the day without a women protest. women around the globe will be walking off job and demanding their rights. today's event was inspired by women's march on washington. more than 2 million people took to the streets of d.c. and across the country. this is video from back in philadelphia organizers say they chose today for strike in spirit of the international women's day. well, state of hawaii isn't wasting time challenging president trump's revised travel ban, president trump signed an executive order monday and banning foreign nationals from six muslim
majority countries for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. ban has triggered protest around the country, hawaii says order is constitutionally defective and wants a restraining order against it. it initial to effect march 16th. president trump is working on turning his plan for a wall along the southern border into a reality. washington powe is reporting that the trump administration is considering making cuts to the coastguard, tsa and feel a monday would i pay for the wall in an effort to crackdown on illegal immigration, department of home land security estimated that it will cost $21.6 billion to build that wall. white house says it is still too early to put a number on it. investigators will be on the scene of the deadly crash in mississippi. >> that crash involves a train and a bus, we will tell you what eyewitnesses say happened to the bus just moments before the train slammed into it. and, take a look at this map, that shows a path of the flight bound from hawaii from san jose. look strange to you?
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save up to 20% at the ikea kitchen event. shooting lead to a car crash. one passenger is in extremely critical condition after being shot in the head. it happened around 6:30 on the 1100 block ofe haines street. police say two shots were fired through the front windshield of the jeep grand cherokee striking the passenger. jeep's driver then who control and smashed into an audi heading in the other direction the people in the audi are in stable condition. this morning federal investigators will be at a scene of the deadly crash involving a charter bus and freight train in biloxi, mississippi. four people were killed and 35 others injured when csx train slammed in the charter bus. bus got stuck on the track, passengers had started exiting the bus when train came barreling down. >> the train was honking,
honking, you know, but the bus had just looked like it bottomed out over the hill and when it bottomed out it tried backing up and then you can see the train, it was just gone. and texas based charter bus was carrying mostly senior citizens on a casino trip. we are told railroad crossing did have signs, warning of its low ground clearance meaning that the large vehicle could become lodged on the tracks. a plane full of people looking for a getaway hopped on plane to hawaii. >> after four hours in the air they end upright back where they started. flight 43 was heading to honolulu from san jose, california but before take off it was delayed to replace a part. it left two hours late but after an hour in the air the pilot said part failed again. passengers said they had to fly in circles for four hours, to burn off fuel before returning. >> i could see them turning around. >> over and over again.
>> yes. >> frustrated but okay. >> we're tired but it happens. >> she has a good attitude. satellite imagery shows the flight's unusual course. it made 10 loops over ocean, passengers had to rebook their flight, the next flight to hawaii leaves today. reason they do that because a lot of planes you don't want to land with a full tank of fuel because the plane is heavier so if you have a hard landing it can damage equipment. they circle in emergencies and stuff like that. >> speaking of hawaii wouldn't that be nice. >> today is not bad. >> this is the calm before the storm. >> yes, calm before temperatures drop down pretty significantly. we're waking up to extremely mild conditions. what a big change, monday morning we had 20. yesterday morning we had 40. this morning we have 60's. 61 degrees, taking a live look at center city philadelphia still overcast conditions in the scene there southeasterly wind, breezy at 15 miles an hour but we have a cold front
making its way to the delaware valley as we speak. pretty easy to locate where that frontal boundary is with our current temperatures, we have fallen off 2 degrees in mount pocono at 38. forty-eight in reading. ahead of the cold front temperatures are mild up in the 50's and in the 60's. 60 degrees in wilmington. temperature change over last 24 hours significant again we are up 20 degrees from this time yesterday in trenton. up 18 in philadelphia. storm scan three is showing us still lots of shower activity right now to track, maybe a few flakes will make their way in the poconos over next several hours just dealing with some light shower activity sprinkle activity, seeing drip drops coming down in wilmington right now, new castle county delaware, chester county, now delaware county seeing rain moving in. that will moviebound. so center city philadelphia we will see a sprinkle over the next 30 minutes. in the 6:00 o'clock hour we could see showers down the shore, again we could see a few sprinkles along portions of south jersey and coast in
the 9:00 o'clock hour as that cold front makes its waye but by late morning sunshine overtaking the area and as we head in the afternoon nice, sunny skies and calm conditions, but we will have a breeze to contend with but for today chance of the early morning sprinkle but if you leave without the umbrella cloud clearing into midday, wind gusts near 60, still mild with both temperatures in the 60's and our cooling trend kicks off tomorrow 58, sunny, breezy but rain and snow likely with the cold high of 43 on friday and for upcoming weekend high temperature only in the 30's, burr. >> a high of 30's. >> not okay. all right, lauren, thanks very much. looking outside this will pose a problem for some of us. ninety-five north off ramp to the walt whitman bridge right now is closed because of an accident. you can see how many vehicles are out there a few moved out of the way. i don't see any movement. that might be there for a while. confirm it when it does move out of your way but head up i the five north off ramp to the
walt whitman bridge is closed. it will get busy if you have to head out in that direction. we have an accident with the down pole in swede bureau, new jersey route 322 eastbound is closed right now at 551 or king's highway. use an all the made, tomlin station road is your best bet a lot going on. still dark out there good thing roadways are nice and dry but that doesn't mean we are accident free, clearly. this is an investigation. accident happened at 2:00 a.m. new jersey turnpike north bound between inner and outer split at 1951 left lane is opened. these are alternate options if you would rather avoid the area all together right now. probably right now since one lane is opened but they are out there in case you want them. jim and rahel, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. job site glass door released its list of the top paying jobs. >> we will tell you which job came out on top and how many people people in that industry makes when "eyewitness news"
thinking of paying bills, job site glass door has released list of the top 25 highest paying jobs in the country. >> well, tech jobs make up most of them with 11 spots. rahel, here is top five. number five pharmacist with the medium based salary of $126,000, number four medical science liaison, they are basically medical consultants, they have median salary of $133,000. meisha, stop paying attention. third patent attorney 139,000. pharmacy manager, 149,000, is second, and the top, physician , earning a median based of $188,000. that wouldn't work for me either. >> it is never too late to
change careers. although you are always talking about retirement. >> february 9th, 2026. >> that is the date. >> time for a check of business news. >> money watch's jill wagner joins us live from the new york stock exchange, good morning, jill. >> so another down day on wall street. >> that is all right. >> no i'm so sorry we are so excited about job options. >> i was just so thinking of jim's retirement date and thinking of what is mine and i got sidetracked. >> focus on it, positive thoughts. >> okay. jill, another down day on wall street what are investors watching. are. >> reporter: well, president tweets and markets react, rocky day for pharmaceutical stocks after a tweet promised a new system for competition in the drug industry. and way to bring prices way down. republican party also rolled out a new health care proposal for repeal and replace obama care and that center on medical related stocks lower too, jim and rahel.
>> speaking of jobs we understand uber has a major job opening right now. >> yes, uber planning to hire a chief operating office tore help the ceo. he is described as a peer someone to help him write the next chapter. uber has been in the head lines for not good reasons recently. they recently were accused of ignoring sexual harassment allegations in the company and video that surfaced of the ceo berating a driver. he has apologized and said he need to grow up. maybe this is first step. jim and rahel. >> didn't he say something like he admitted he need sod leadership help. maybe this is in line with that. >> exactly, he admit that he had need some help and hopefully they will bring in maybe a woman, it is international woman's day. >> yeah. >> maybe he need a woman in there to help out. >> maybe he has a problem, first step in recovery. >> first step. >> thanks, jill. we will check in next hour.
soggy morning yesterday, some of the areas may see rain this morning as well. >> lauren, how much are we talking about. >> very little amount. most will in the see measurable rainfall but a couple drip drops. sunshine returns today. we will talk about that plus two chances for snow in the two chances for snow in the can a filet, or a new yorke strip ever be topped? well, no. but for our new delmonico ribeye, perhaps we can make more room at the top. you can't fake steak longhorn steakhouse tonight's special, steakhouse cuts. featuring, for a limited time, the new delmonico ribeye, our tender flo's filet, and the juicy new york strip. and for lunch, try our steakhouse burger or any steakhouse lunch combo. only at longhorn.
live look at center city philadelphia or trying to, through, a few drip drops there on the camera lens. we are seeing a sprinkle work going through center city philadelphia that will be the trend over next couple of hours but sunshine will return as we head in the second half of the morning. so sunny afternoon, in store, we're watching, the possibility of a little bit of snow, two chances across the delaware valley as we head in the next several days. tomorrow we will kick off a cooling trend, arctic air is moving in this weekend, it will be that secondary set up for chance of snow on sunday
but our first snow chance arrives on friday with rain transitioning possibly over to snow, maybe light accumulation possible, as well, models different on. that secondary system to watch this weekend much more potent system but could potentially stay off to our south, best chance of snowfall on sunday, at this point looks to be across portions of delaware but impending is that snow chance as we head into late thursday night and early friday morning for first half of the friday. this is just one of the models , so it is not a significant snowfall but we could pick up a dusting across i-95 corridor, points north and west, even a dusting on friday morning will have a big impact on that morning commute , so stay tuned for that, evolving forecast. >> you who me at snow, lauren, that is right. i'm out of here. thank you so much. we will stay tuned for that for sure. what we're looking at for sure on the roadways is an accident that has been out there since i came in this morning. around 4:00 a.m., 4:30 sat
down this was out there. still out there right now at 4:55. closer to five. ninety-five north off ramp to walt whitman bridge is closed and looks busy out there. if you are thinking of taking that off ramp stay away, it will start to get busy as we dip in the 5:00 o'clock hour. it is still out there i will confirm when it leaves us but it is still there an accident with the down pole here as well swede bureau new jersey route 322,e bound right now is closed at route 551 at kings highway. tomlin station road is your alternate and best bet around that, again, 322 eastbound right now is closed. a are the of closures with these accidents, and traffic moving in the 5:00 o'clock hour. it is a busy morning indeed, jim. well, coming up next on cbs-3 "eyewitness news" wild fires across the country take a deadly turn. we will have the latest. we are live with more on the huge fire that caused thousands of power outages and school closures in north philadelphia. find out what caused the statue of liberty to go dark, we are back at the top of the hour, st
a fire at peco substation yesterday is causing school closings today, we're live with more on what caused the fiery scene, plus find out when thousands of customers, without power, may get back on the grid. and new this morning mask ed men forced their way in the home stealing money and throwing a new born baby to the ground we will have an update on the baby's condition and tell you how close police for catching their suspect. we are in for a mid week warm up but before temperatures can hit 60's we have a chance for early morning showers, and today is wednesday, march 8th, good morning, i'm jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. lets get you out the door with the forecast with lauren in for katie and meisha keeping
an eye on traffic. >> good morning, happy wednesday, you guys, yesterday was busy right away in the 4:00 o'clock hour. seeing same thing today. very busy. we will have updates coming up >> we are dealing with a couple rain drops in the area and seeing a couple drops moving through center city philadelphia right now. leaving the house, i think you'll be all right. pass along a jacket because temperatures will be cooling as we head into the second half of the day and you do notice that temperature gradient across the delaware valley as cold front is dropping through the area, 46 degrees right now in reading, we are at 49 in allentown where that cooler air is just starting to settle in, 37 mount pocono but ahead of that boundary temperatures extremely mild at this early hour we are at 60 degrees in philadelphia, 61 in dover. we have shower activity making its way through the area extremely light in intensity but seeing this band of sprinkles and light showers working through i-95 corridor rain drops coming down center city philadelphia, germantown, west deptford,