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again, a witness reports seeing a woman being put in the trunk of a car just before 3:00 o'clock here on sedgley drive. police are now working to confirm that information. of course, we will keep you up to date bringing you very latest. live from fairmount park tonight i'm diana rocco for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you, very much. well you could be soon seeing controversial ads on the sides of the septa buses. they have decided not to appeal a court ruling in this case. "eyewitness news" reporter todd quinones is live at septa headquarters with more on those ads todd. >> reporter: chris, you will start seeing those ads on the sides of septa buses beginning next week those ads will be on 84 septa buses and ads will run for four weeks. the ads include images of hitler and read islamic jew hatred is in the quran and like it or not anti islamic ads are coming to septa. today transit authority said it will in the peel a federal
court ruling that the new hampshire based non-the profit afdi has a first amendment right to run bus ads linking muslims to hitler. septa general counsel says there will be no more appeals because more court battles would be too costly and septa has instant revised its advertising policy. >> the new policy is a complete prohibition against any kind of political or public issue ads. >> reporter: earlier this month we spoke to the lawyer representing afd i. >> police too much political correctness with what is going on in the middle east and may client, she speaks, truth to power. that is the whole point of these messages. >> reporter: at a special septa board meeting this afternoon members of the religious leaders council of greater philadelphia commended septa for its effort to try to prevent the ads. >> this type of thing is also extremely distasteful to any thinking jewish person. >> it is our hope as religious lead their hate filled
messages will not be carried throughout the neighborhoods of philadelphia. >> reporter: septa is expecting new policy to be challenge in the court the group afdi is now filed a lawsuit to more than a half dozen transit authorities across the country. reporting live from septa headquarters in center city todd quinones for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". warm, but wet, a taste of spring-like temperatures is marred by soggy weather today. rains moved through voorhees new jersey earlier and we are tracking more rain tonight. meteorologist kathy orr joins us from the sky deck, kathy. >> we are waiting for it, jessica. it will be a line of showers and thunderstorms with heavy downpours. that moves in this evening. for the next couple of hours enjoy the warmth because it will be moving out, quickly as it moved in. here's some of the high temperatures for the day and in the late day sunshine we are still warming. georgetown delaware wilmington 71. dover 69.
so far philadelphia is 67. in millville 62 degrees. in philadelphia we are at 65 with clouds. allentown 51. sixty-five in reading and lancaster. sixty-nine in wilmington. we can see the cold front to the west, 43 degrees in state college, that is a 22-degree differential to philadelphia. seventy-six in washington. 75 degrees right new in richmond. they are really in the warmth. you can see sunshine breaking out in the philadelphia area but to the west some showers and thunderstorms marching right through harrisburg moving fairly quickly toward the philadelphia area. severe threat is low but you can see risk area to the north and west of some gusty wind heavy rain and, of course, included to ground lightening. for this he can through about 8:00 o'clock a few spotty showers. it will be mild. after 8:00 heavy rain gusty wind and thunderstorms. after 10:00 o'clock just lingering showers and temperatures will plunge. coming up we will talk about how cold it will get in the
wake of these storms and chance have of snow showers again believe it or not. i'll see you later with the seven day. >> an explosion ripped through four build initial in manhattan's east village shortly after 3:00. we know 12 people were injured in the blast three of them are in critical condition. a fire broke out and quickly escalated to seven alarms bringing close to 250 fire fighters to that scene. this rid ohio is courtesy of our sister station wcbs and people in the aftermath of that explosion. new york city's in mayor bill deblasio spoke a short while ago on the cause of the explosion. >> preliminary evidence suggest a gas-related explosion. that investigation is ongoing. the initial impact appears to have been cause by plumbing and gas work that was other curing inside 1,212th avenue. >> reporter: e mergecy responders are still on the scene and we will of course update if you more information becomes available.
well, more and more dramatic details are emerging about the germanwings plane crash as officials now believe it was a deliberate act. german pilot andreas lubitz was alone at the the controls of the plane when it plunged in the french alps on tuesday. all 150 people on board were killed. cockpit voids recordings now show that lubitz lock the captain out of the cockpit after he left to use the bathroom. lubitz then manually set that plane on a dissent. the captain can be heard pound ing on the cockpit door trying to get back inside. as "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff tells us tonight the the tragedy is raising a host of new questions about airline security. >> reporter: in 2002, new regulations required airlines to strengthen doors between passengers and pilots. the the idea then was to keep danger outside of the cockpit. now the the question is, what if it is inside. >> i think if there was ever a time when procedures needed to be change it was now when 150
people are dead. >> reporter: arthur wolk is an attorney and aviation expert. he said if one pilot leaves the flight deck another crew member must step in at least in the you had since 9/11. >> there has to be some would be else there to make sure that no one does something untoward and better yet that the airplane itself doesn't do something that a single pilot can't control. >> reporter: as soon as tomorrow several overseas airlines promised to implement the same two person cockpit rule including germanwings. do you believe if there was a second person, flight attendant that there would have been a different outcome. >> it could have prevented it. flight attend ants are taught to use whatever physically affect they have to stop a terrorist. they could stop somebody in the airplane from preventing the door from opening. >> reporter: wolk says pilots are per septembertive but personal issues are tough to screen. calming nerves, maybe aviation's next big hurdle.
>> reporter: how does the industry calm passenger fears knowing what happened. >> that will be tough. i think passengers will be increasingly concerned when they see one of the pilots leave the cockpit unless there are two other pilots in the cockpit. >> reporter: wolk does believe legal remedies will follow as families come to terms with the loss of this plane and its passengers. as for a solution, to keep both pilots in the cockpit he suggests providing a door directly from the cockpit in the rest room. live from the news room, alexandria hoff for "eyewitness news". we will have much more on the germanwings plane crash just ahead on the "cbs evening news" right here on cbs-3 at 6:30. a delaware county family makes a desperate plea for information about a missing loved one. twenty-five year-old amanda degueo disappeared last june from her drexel hill neighborhood leaving behind three and five years old daughter. today her family join police superintendent michael chitwood as help asked for answers. the officers say degueo has a
history of drug abuse and prostitution. if you have any information, call police. new at 6:00 tonight the pennsylvania house of representatives hold a hearing on governor tom wolf's moratorium on the death penalty. it was held at philadelphia's city hall today and led by the republican representative don of dauphin county. family members of victims whose perpetrators sit on death row testified today. >> we have to wait a lifetime because of a numerous appeals that these convicted killers are given when our loved ones weren't even given a chance by these convicted killers. >> governor wolf impose that had moratorium on the death penalty saying it is error prone, expensive and not inn foulable. new at 6:00 tonight city council approves installation of two large 3-d electronic displayness center city. they range from 30 to 50 feet. the one of them will be placed at north broad entrance to the convention center. the other across from reading
terminal in market. 70 percent of the content will be ads, rest devoted to public surface announcements and other materials. commissioners in lehigh county of reject a change to the county seal after they were urged to alter it. back in november, the freedom from religion foundation asked that the cross be removed from that seal. in a unanimous vote commissioner decided to keep the 71 year-old seal. in a response they said in part that the seal has the secular purpose of recognizing the history of the county. there is new information tonight in the allegations against a penn state fraternity, still to come here on the broadcast we will tell what you police say about the investigation into a secret facebook page that featured some obscene photos. this little girl is battling a newly discover disorder, health reporter stephanie stahl explains new form of epilepsy that effects only females, kathy? we are tracking a line of showers and embedded thunderstorms, you can see lightening, with them and they are marching eastward and will
be here by this evening. we will show what you to expect and crashing temperatures behind this front. hi beasley. flyers finishing the season on a especially low note, couple injuries to report, one to the team's leading scorer. that story ace head in sports. music: etta james "at last" (plays throughout) ♪ sometimes, at last doesn't happen at first. ♪ ♪
is there new information in the penn state fraternity scandal. police say some of the women photographed nude and without their knowledge on the kappa dell delta row secret facebook page have come for. some members of the fraternity are cooperating with the criminal investigation. kappa delta a row was suspended for a year after those posts were discovered and ordered to reorganize by its national office. family friend and sports fans are remembering eagles legend chuck bednarik, a ruling was hell at
connell funeral home in bethlehem this afternoon and second viewing is underway and will be held until 9:00 tonight. concrete charlie wore number 60 and won two nfl titles with the eagles. the pro football hall of famer passed away at age 89 on saturday. there will be a private funeral tomorrow. well, it was a fantastic effort in northeast philadelphia, successful fundraiser for fallen philadelphia police officer
robert wilson. "eyewitness news" what the at sweet lucy a's restaurant as they pledged to donate half of the proceed to the family of officer wilson and today we have learn that they raised a total of $14,205. on the cbs-3 healthwatch today there is new hope for recently discover form of epilepsy that strikes only girls. it is often misdiagnosed and it is very difficult to treat. >> health reporter stephanie stahl is here with more on this being designated purple day and raising awareness for epilepsy. >> it is. there
are many forms of epilepsy. it kills more people every year then breast cancer. most of the time it can be control with medications but not always. while this purple day has special meaning for one delaware county family. four year-old kayla take already loves to ride her bike even in the house on cold rainy days. he she has a rare condition that appeared out of no where two years ago when she started having seizures.
for weeks doctors could not figure out what was wrong. they thought he had meningitis or rabies. she was in a medically induced coma and put on high doses of three anti seizure medications that caused trembling that can a sometimes look like seizures. it was a very, very hard breaking. >> reporter: susan taylor says her little girl was finally diagnosed with pcdh19 female epilepsy a genetic condition that strikes only girls. it is marked by cluster seizures and can sometimes come with developmental or cognitive issues. kayla has a twin brother and older sister who are fine. >> it was shocking. >> reporter: female epilepsy was home recently discovered in 2008 as many young girls are of miss diagnosis. >> they are suffering, the families are suffering. >> reporter: julie walters with the a alliance say purple day is an important day to raise awareness. >> we have talk to neurologist and they have not heard of the condition. they don't necessity bit. they are not testing for it. >> reporter: female epilepsy is drug resistant.
kayla finally found a medication that works. she's getting better with language and has a favorite joke. knock, no who is there. >> sharing kayla's story will enlighten someone experiencing something or needs some answers. >> reporter: terrific family. >> yes. >> there is a new experimental drug that looks promising for the treatment of pcdh19. we will keep you posted on. that we will have more information on rbs philly.com click on health and i will post it on twitter and facebook. kayla and perfect family are terrific. >> stephanie, thanks. new at 6:00 a new computer room in north philadelphia honoring one of philadelphia's favorite sons, members got their first look at new joe frazier library and computer room. new tech room courtesy of temple university is located at the 12th and cambria street recreational center and smoking joe said you have to go out and do. also new at 6:00 local culinary students got a chance
to compete for college scholarships. >> eyewitness news at drexel university where dozens faced off in a cooking challenge. the winners there can win a scholarship that could mean as much as full tuition. students had just two hearst to prepare a french meal from memory. well, we have got a break in the rain but i see a lot of green behind you. >> there is green yellow and some red. >> those are not good colors. >> no. >> not for our purposes. >> not on the doppler radar screen. you can see line of showers and then are storms and where we see red that is where we are seeing then are storms. as we zoom in you can see right here through harrisburg on 81 this is what we are tracking. these storms are moving east at 30 miles an hour with wind gusting to 35 miles an hour. we will run track at this speed. it will be in the lancaster area even in the york area by 6:29 in york, handhim by 6:41
and reading by 7:11. at that speedy expect these storms to be in philadelphia along i-95 corridor by 9:00 o'clock at the very latest. that is what we expect here. ahead of these storms our eyewitness weather watchers are reporting wind from the south sustained at 20 miles an hour and very warm temperatures. we will start off in the south where you can see in delaware we are seeing our warmer numbers. we will go to middletown where the temperature is 73 degrees. jason reporting in that strong wind out of the southwest with plenty of sunshine. lets see what he says, absolutely beautiful outside. yes, of course. contrast that with places like the the shore where we are seeing some cool temperatures. near atlantic city and ocean city some cloud and showers. the temperature is 63. we have a little rain to talk b margot says yes it is still on the comfortable side there. 67 degrees near cherry hill with some sunshine some clouds but really reporting in a nice day with the south east
win at 12 miles an hour. take a look outside because right new we are seeing clearing on the horizon which is pretty. this is a view from campbell's field. we have clear skies but behind that, we are going to be seeing some storms before we finally clear it out every where late tonight. visibility reduced in the poconos where we still have the snow pack, elsewhere visibility is quite good and in the an issue tonight. time it out with the future weather a line of of storms by 8:00 in the suburbs. by 9:00 o'clock right through philadelphia with showers, thunderstorms and gusty wind. by the time it moves in south jersey it breaks up. then low pressure develops along this front and tags more moisture through overnight and if it is cold enough through lehigh valley early tomorrow morning perhaps a few wet snow flakes mixing in, with a few rain drops. that would be early tomorrow morning. this evening though showers and thunderstorms up to a half inch of rain. ponding on area roads. we have that wrist objecting have cloud on group lightening
and wind gusts to 35 miles an hour. in the wake of the front it turns noteably colder for the weekend, the last weekend of march, thankfully, temperatures about 15 to 20 degrees below normal and hopefully that is the last time we will be saying that and using that graphic. overnight tonight le temperature 43 with the storms early tomorrow high of 51 with scattered showers. on the exclusive eyewitness weather forecast we are looking at conditions that will get colder over the weekend, improving next week, right on cue wednesday, feeling comfortable and as we begin the month of april. what do you say jessica any sun glare tonight. >> we are in the dealing with any sun glare but good thing the roadways are dry. we have dealt with a wet, wet day so far. you cane definitely dry but not helping us oust a lot. we are on route 11th on the pennsylvania turnpike, on route one, between the pennsylvania turnpike and street road. this is southbound lanes. you can see a lot of jams currently on the schuylkill expressway, this is the off
ramp from the westbound schuylkill to ballagomingo road you can see police activity on the scene due to the accident right there as for rest of the majors everything is slow on i-95 from the vine to woodhaven road 20 minutes. slow on the blue route. slow on the pennsylvania turnpike heading eastbound from valley forge into bensalem chris back over to you. we've got some breaking news. we want to show you new video of the suspect wanted in the shing of a teenager that happened in kensington. police want to you look the at man on the by sick who will just drove through, we will loop it through that man is accused of shooting a 17 year-old boy outside a corner store on east cambria after a new this morning. the victim was shot multiple times both in the head and body. we are told the young man is in critical condition at temple hospital right now but again police actively searching for that shooter.
just seven games left in the flyers and they will finish without one key players defenseman andrew mcdonald broke his hand in the four-one victory over black hawks and wayne simmonds was hit the by a shot by mark street that fractured his leg in the third period. the both players done for the season. simmonds scored his 100 goal as a flier last night and led orange and black with 28 goals. >> well, it hurts, for sure they are two good players but i think it gives other guys a chance to step up, you know a guy like nick cousins we're down one more forward and we will give him more ice team and give someone sometime on the power play in front of the net. >> cole hamels will be on the mound for phillies when they open up in 11 days against the red sox. he had another tune up this afternoon against blue jays.
cole struggled in his last couple of starts but not to day. he threw five scoreless innings giving up two hits and walking four but blue jays won four -one. ncaa tournament continues tonight as wichita state verse notre dame at 7:15. the west virginia against kentucky, both here on cbs-3. we will be right back.
thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten he clock on wpsg the cw philly and we are back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. the "cbs evening news" is next tonight. it was mass murder. what they know about the co pilot brought down germanwings flight 9525. first tornado of the season turns out to be deadly in the tornado alley. scott pelley reports from the cbs opening news, in new york.
>> pelley: we've learned a lot about the copilot accused of mass murder today in the alps jets disaster. airlines are scrambling to change their flight rules after prosecutors reveal what's on the cockpit voice recorder. also tonight the first tornado the season is deadly. and federal drug agents are accused of having sex parties paid for by the drug cartels. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: it seemed today that about the only thing that could make the disaster in the french alps more tragic was learning it was intentional. today, prosecutors say first officer andreas lubitz, a 27-year-old german, deliberately crashed the airbus