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is >> well, wild weather weathers through the region and a fire and cleanup for some homeowners. is there more on the day or is this the last of it? >> jury is ready and so are the lawyers. day two of the seth williams corruption trial begins with opening argument. >> and u.s. steps of war of worlds arrest death of a former prisoner an american student sent home in a coma. today is tuesday, jim donovan. >> rahel solomonp. >> let's get the forecast with katie and on track with patrick. >> downed trees overnight especially with the storms last night and the cleanup happening there. hopefully good weather in
store. >> looking like a total turn around today. in the wake of frontal boundaries we tend to see humidity drop off and temperature do the same a little behind this particular front. there's a little hint of moisture out there and this is all that is left. you can see how the skies are beginning to clear off west already. and so that is promising as the day progresses it brightens up nicely for us. we see more sunshine and turns what's humid. and will look pleasant outsid outside. expect breeze, however, let's talk temperatures quick limit we started off in similar territory yesterday at the same time. what you will notice is place like reading, allentown, mount pocono especially cooling off readily here. so we should see more green contour on the map over take the rest of the region as cooler air nudges back n we're at 71 willow grove and wake quakertown back to upper 60s. it still feels a touch humid. man, perception is everything. how did it feel one day to the next. when you walked out the day yesterday it was per verbial
pea soup or lobster biss being. take your pick here it was one of the feelings in the atmosphere. today is feels refreshing outside. again expect more sunshine, pat, but the breeze is something you notice and nice change of pace, all in all. >> i can tell because my hair looks better already. >> beautiful. >> thank you so much. so kind of you. >> good morning, no delays. vine expressway. no construction overnight, but we'll have update on that in a little bit. but it's good news at 4:32 in the morning and same with schuylkill. no delays montgomery avenue. as i mentioned downed trees we have a few to get you caught up on. schuylkill expressway will have construction blue route to city avenue. it's the same yesterday and same today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and intermittent lane closures in the area. pack the patience there. downed trees. this is rose tree road in media between sandy bank and crumb creek road.
alternate is berry lane in media and one in maze landing, route 50, cape may avenue, one to two lanes blocked here. we have a lot more coming up in a couple minutes. jim, rahel. >> quite the cleanup job this morning after powerful storms sweat over parts of our region and five homes struck by lightning. >> one in kenneth square where a flee alarm fire broke out. this is the home on the 100 block of osborne circle. no fire hydrants were in the area. they had to use water from nearby tankers and ponds. battling the blaze was no easy task. >> the lightning strike was to the chimney and we went down and compromised structure areas between the basement and first floor level. we're told the damage in this home is extensive. the owners were aware and their house sister and pets fortunately got safely. >> fire fight others put out
an overnight blaze at the strip mall in olney inside harbor seafood gashen 6500 block of rising sun avenue 3:00 this morning. no injuries were reported and no word on what cause the fire. >> opening statements are set to get underway in the federal corruption trial of district attorney seth williams. >> eyewitness news reporter trang do is live in center city with a recap of day one. >> good morning, jim, rahel. the jury selection took up the entire day of the trial and the biggest challenge was finding jurors who could serve up to a month. district attorney seth williams spent the entire day in court not as prosecutors but defendant me corruption trial. monday 17 potential jurors from philadelphia and surrounding suburbs whittled down to a jury of twelve. ten women, two men, plus four alternates. all female. they will decide in williams
is guilty of the 29 counts of bribery and corruption charges he is facing. federal prosecutors say williams accepted more than $ $34,000 in bribes in exchange for legal favors. those illegal gifts included tropical vacations, car and leather couch. williams is also accused misusing city vehicles and campaign fundz and stealing $20,000 intended for his mother's nurse rs home care. judge paul diamond emergencyed a speedy timeline and told the jury the trial could last up to 3 to 4 weeks. >> meanwhile, williams continues to draw 175,000 salary as da calls for him to step down. things start up at the courthouse at 9:30. for now we're live outside the federal courthouse, trapping trang, cbs3 eyewitness us in. jim and rahel back to you. >> thank you so much, trang. >> stay with eyewitness news as we follow the trial of philadelphia da seth williams we continue on line
cbsphilly.com cbsphilly.com and on the app. >> and news organizations are seeking identity of cosby jurors while prosecuteers are trying to keep them a secret. saturday the judge declared a mistrial after they were hopelessly dead locked. a juror told the pittsburgh radio station he probably would have voted to convict him. >> otto warmbier died after a week after north korea cents him home in a coma. they detained warmbier more than a year. they blamed his condition on botulism and sleeping people. doctors at university of cincinnati medical center found loss of tissue in the blame most likely caused by respiratory arrest. they called north korea a brutal regime. >> a lot of bad things happened. but at least we got him home to be with his parents.
where they were so happy to see him even though he was in very touch condition. but he just pass away a little while ago. >> the university of virginia student was on a five-day tour in wh arrested in january of 2016 accused of stealing propaganda poster. after one hour trial he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor. >> sad development there. the u.s. strongly condemns attack near a london mosque. cellphone shows police arresting darren osborne. the suspect plowed a van into a crowd of worshipers early monday as ramadan services concluded. one died and ten others were hurt. london police say the terror attack is a hate crime. staying overseas new development this morning a an attack in paralysis has taken four family members of a man that crashed his car into a police convoy into custody he had weapons and explosives in the car after setting off explosion an impact he died and no one else was hurts.
france's interior minister is calling this a deliberate terror attack. >> police are investigating an accident in north philadelphia that city he cannily injured a teenager. officers found a crashed motor scooter front and worcester streets 10:00 last night. the driver ran away. two problems away officers found a 14-year-old boy with a gash in his leg. they took him to the hospital and realized something about the scooter. >> that motor scooter turned out to be in stolen status it was stolen two weeks ago from an address three problems from here. >> now the teen is now under arrest. police say his leg wound is so severe his condition is critical. the person in the car that collided with the scooter was not injured. police this morning are looking for the drivers involved in a violent hit and run in burlington township that september a would woman to the hospital. the victim was crossing southbound lanes 130, 9:15 sunday night when one car hit
her and another car dragged her. the car pulled into a nearby car dealership driver and passenger the passenger get out of the car before driving off. >> thank god there was four witnesses that did stop. so we were able to speak to some people. and gather some information. but, the vehicles involved they did not stop, they kept going. >> detectives say they are not calling driver in the video a suspect. just a person of interest. and the victim suffered multiple broken bones and she's in stable condition. >> later today authorities plan to release the name of off-duty police officer killed in a car accident in mercer county. the accident happened around 4:00 yesterday afternoon on the 2700 block of nottingham way in hamilton township. mercer county officials say another car was involved in the accident and no one else was hurt. >> well, philadelphia school reform commission is expected to vote on a new contract today. for public school teachers. last night members ever the philadelphia federation of teachers voted overwhelmingly to okay the deal of over 4,000
yes votes and 200 voting know and it's been four years since the teachers had a new contract and five years since they received a raise. the contract gives lump sum payments instead of across the board payments and teachers pay health care premiums. new contract runs through august of 2020. >> and there's more to cover on cbs3 eyewitness news. georgia on their mind. why democrats and republicans are breaking the bank for a seat in congress. >> and roadwork aread. get ready for tieups on what's arguably the most busiest highway ineled if. why the job you know how your hair tangles the minute you wash it? new pantene. the first shampoo with active pro-v nutrient blends fueling hair 100% stronger that's instantly smoother and tangle free. because strong is beautiful.
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karen handle against john osoff combined, both candidates poured almost 60 million dollars into campaign campaigns. and the question has long been held by republican and osof led the polls in april's primary. >>. >> i'm very, very encouraged for things. enthusiasm on the ground has been amaze. >> more than 140,000 people cast ballots in early voting and vacant seat was held by president trump health and human services secretary tom price. >> i believe the polls close at 7. a lot of people will watch that one. >> hard to imagine the commute on the schuylkill getting any more painful. it's about to. paving resurfacing project getting underway blue route to city avenue. main project that starts next week will last through october and this will affect the commute of tens of thousands
of drivers every day. >> pretty much be going every day starting sunday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the end of october. so milling and paving is part of resurfacing. >> now, well the actual repaving project does not begin until next week roving crews will be tying up lanes starting today as they prep the roadway and plan accordingly. think of alternate routes and also expect backups. >> or buy a helicopter. >> well, time now is 4:44. steamy out there this morning. >> a little bit. >> it was steamy this morning and katie even worse yesterda yesterday. >> i have to admit you said it all day yesterday and i still got caught in the rain. >> yet, you know the storm clouds rolled in swiftly certain limit they came just as expected though. the timing was pretty much dead on for us. which we'll pat ourselves on the back for that one. if you were stuck in that you got drenched with leading edge ever frontal boundary and thankfully things are clearing out and you mentioned steamy out there jim but your hair
looks lovely. >> thank you. >> make sure know that. >> but throughout the course of the day d.c. humidity levels drop off. beautiful shot now. a little haze from pal myra nature cove park. you can make out most of the center city sky line. this is a nice looking day and we wait full departure of the frontal boundary and you have a stray shower here and there and perhaps you flick the windshield wipers cumberland county and not a huge deal. no umbrella as skies clear ou out. the humidity starts to drop off. now the dew points are still technically high. they're into the 70s up and down i 95. higher dew points gets the more humid it feels. wow want this dewpoint to be from 65 or lower for it to actually be a little more comfortable. it's still kind of muggy out there. with that said it starts to get better with every passing hour really and later on today, hey, it's still warm, don't get me wrong.
we're not talking about refreshingly cool air mass but it's refreshingly less humid air mass as the day goes on. stray thunderstorm tomorrow and next few days are looking nice. >> looks like a good beach weekend. that works for me i'll take that good morning everyone filling in for meeshia on traffic and a look at 95 southbound there's no traffic to speak of at 4:46 in the morning. that's a good thing here. same hold true 42 freeway headed to city and this is something that we just spoke of a few minutes ago and something you will have to keep an eye on if you take the schuylkill expressway. 76 eastbound between the blue route and city avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that's part of that larger scale construction and this is how it goes. 12.5 miles interstate 76 from u.s. one to u.s. 202 interchange. that's ugly i'm throwing that away that's sguingting no one wants to deal with that.
pa turnpike valley forge to for the what washington left lane closed e cherry hill route 70 eastbound and westbound between penn avenue avenue rockwell. all lanes open and a pain getting through that area. downed trees. south jersey cape may and mays landing couple lanes blocked there and media as well rose tree road closed right now alternate lane there is berry lane. back to you. >> thank you patrick. still ahead eyewitness news this morning time warper new deal in a snap. >> also, please don't try this at home a pain null reminder of one man do it yourself job gone hor ebbly wrong when eyewitness news wrong when eyewitness news continues. daily hair damagen stop before it happens ...with these roses. one is treated with dove. both are exposed to damaging heat. the rose without dove is dry and brittle. dove deeply nourishes and stops 90% of daily hair damage before it happens. is thno, it's, uh, breyers gelato indulgences. you really wouldn't like it.
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get to tell new person. >> happy birthday. >> thank you guys i appreciate. it don't ask how old i am. >> we know better than that, jim, come on. >> we'll send you a gift card for coffee. at this hour everybody could use that. thank u. jill, we'll check in next hour. after the break a check on traffic good and do it yourself job that comes back to haunt a pennsylvania homeowner and drives his family crazy for years. sounds like a nightmare right. >> hopefully your upcoming forecast won't be that terrible. we've gotten past nasty thunderstorms from yesterday. there is still wet weather to talk about in the forecast and i'll let you know when it gets
discover new york state's rich legacy of equality. plan your trip to our equal rights destinations at iloveny.com >> welcome back, everyone, day a transition already. transition taking place. you may walk out the door and say it's still humid outside. that humidity drops. jim was concerned about hair because it didn't start to fall i know don't worry on this one. it looks to me this drops off
as the day progresses and departure of propertyal boundary and heavy thunderstorms with poor timin timing. nobody knees need that for the evening rush. taking a look at current conditions when you get out the door this morning it's not refreshing yet. you have high dewpoint in a lot of spots. poconos for example look at the dew point, 64. it's starting to drop off at least. with that said your temperature is also 64. it may still feel muggy there. the bottom line here we're look ago head to nice change of pace. i'm not saying cool by any chance. we have mid to upper 0s den rally right through this for coast and other than a stray thunderstorm through tomorrow, pat, all it 234 all it looks like great couple days and great pool weather i would sa say. >> i'm trying to get my tan on this weekend do i that. >> we have to block ourselves from the farmers tan you have going on right? >> okay. all right. >> call me out over think key how it goes. >> thank you, i appreciate
that. >> ben franklin bridge looking beautiful unlike my farmers tan. no traffic to speak of 5 of 5 in the a.m. and blue route holds true here mid county tolls. nothing to speak of as of yesterday on most of the majors. but the schuylkill expressway is going to have construction later on. that's between the blue route and city avenue. we'll talk about this basically all morning. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that's when it starts. part of larger scale construction. 12 1/2 miles of non sense. pack the patience. pa turnpikes and construction between for the wash tone and valley forge lane blocked there. i think that gets out in a couple minutes. delaware, 495 and a couple of different things to speak of on southbound side south street and terminal avenues. lanes blocked until 5 . northbound side terminal avenue and edgemoor two lanes blocked until 4 . lot of fun going on in delaware, jim, back to you. >> thank you, patrick. >> if you head out the door stay updated with katie's
forecast on the sister station 1060. also jersey shore officials, environmentalists and tour leaders worry about the prospect of offshore oil dril drilling and recollection recreational use of marijuana comes under construction from new jersey law make aernz why they might wait to take action and why philadelphians are behind on water bill. check in 2, 3, 4 times a day on 1060 on the am dial. >> some things you leave to the professionals. a pittsburgh man had to learn the hard way. >> an alarm clock has been stuck behind the walls of jerry lent home for 1 years now and it still works. he said he was using the clock to help him feing you're out where to punch a hole for tv hookup he set alarm and tie today to a string and laid it down. >> as i laid it down i heard it go funk as it came loose that's not a real problem.
3, 4, months it will run out of battery. that was september of 2004. >> wow. >> it's still going off every day. >> that would drive me crazy. >> like clockwork the alarm goes often minutes to 7 every single night. since 2004. >> good thing is 10 after 7 not 2, 3, or 4 in the morning. >> coming up. eyewitness news tiger woods says he's receiving professional help after dui arrest last month. we'll show you a statement. >> anita oh degree aconstand has a message for the public what she is saying days after the bill cosby sex abuse case. >> and heat wave gripping the west coast. how it's gripping more than just the residents. there we're back at the top of the hour. the hour. stay with us
>> my living room went light. >> one home burst into flame flames. more about the severe storms. >> a live look at storm scan 3 showing lingering showers and storms and offer to see katie is here what exact by to expect today. >> live outside of the federal court and on eping arguments said to begin today in the corruption trial of philadelphia district attorney saej williams. tuesday, june 20. good morning i'm jim donovan. >> keeping an eye on things meisha is off today.