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it has been five years since we have seen this, verizon workers, walking the picket lines, but it will happen again in about 30 minutes. we will show you why they are going on strike, right now, and the trouble it could cause for verizon customers. good morning, i'm brook thomas. i'm jim thomas. >> but i'm jim donovan. the here's what you need to know, to start your day in your morning minute. verizon says it is prepared for a possible strike, the union says it has been negotiating in good faith for months now, and now they are ready to take to the
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picket lines. >> i do not want, nor willie accept the nomination for our party. >> house speaker paul ryan says count him out of the running for president. >> new york daily news is backing hillary clinton. >> anytime, anywhere, it doesn't matter. >> the state is cracking down, issuing more tickets for distract driving, then ever before. >> right side, caesar hernandez waits on it, flips it over to first in time and the ballgame is over. >> go phils, katie, right. >> you are right. >> good news for news weather. >> you a said it. we're looking to nice weather here, on a bit of the chilly note. i'm he still wearing my winter coat and would i suggest you dress in layers today. it is chilly beginning to the day. we have a freeze warning and a frost advisory for far outlying suburbs but even here
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in center sit the eye philadelphia where i'm standing it is still chilly enough. lets go take a look at what the the rest of the pattern has up its sleeve. our days keep getting longer and longer. sun will come up in a shy of the hour. 6:26 is when it rises over philadelphia you will see a shine all day long but then the sunsets at 7:38 and days just keep getting longer and longer. may 15th well past 8:00 o'clock that the sun drops over the horizon. every day about two and a half minutes of daylight thaw are gaining. for now you a nice empty storm scan three. that looks like it will hang on for the long hall. today looks just beautiful. still a little shy of seasonal. we will expect to hit 60 degrees here between hours of 3:00 and 7:00 but 59 as of 3:00 p.m. fifty-three by 7:00. the what is so great about that april sun angle it is that it feels warmer out in the sunshine at this time of the year. definitely a milder stretch coming up here but it is a meantime so far in the month of april we have had one totally sunny day so far.
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partly sunny, yeah, handful a weeks worth. cloudy skies have been a theme for us as well but that is a unis i, column, it is definitely going go to start to fill up, and get bigger and bigger with the passage of time because we are looking a head to nice weather and also a warming trend. more on that coming up, meisha. >> it makes us so darn happy, thanks very much, katie. good morning. happy wednesday, happy hump day, look at the schuylkill headlights in the eastbound direction, you can see moving in the westbound side as well. east and westbound looking good, holding steady pushing through that 5:00 o'clock hour. heading out on the schuykill we are looking darn good so far. ninety-five, taillights moving in the southbound direction at the academy both moving in the southbound direction, primarily where we keep my eye but moving in the northbound side you can see early will travelers there as well. the both sides looking good as we hold things steady there as well. delaware county i-95 north at 452, this is an area i'm keeping my eye on. heating up quicker then other areas. would i say for delaware county we don't typically see
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that until 6:00 o'clock hour. make note of that in delaware county for those to thinking of leaving your homes sometime soon. construction is still out there pennsylvania turnpike eastbound between downingtown and valley forge. that left lane is still blocked in this a area, and also, they said it, phillies game tonight, they played padres at 7:05. make note of that. you might get traffic there mass transit in the world of the traffic is looking okay, now back over to you. thanks very much, meisha. developing right now one unions are ready to walk picket line against verizon. 40,000 land line phone and cable workers on the east coast are ready to strike in a half an hour. union members have been without the a contract since last august. they say verizon wants to make layoffs easier, free pensions, and rely on more contract workers. verizon says machine nonunion workers are ready to fill in. our jan carabao will have a live update the at 6:00. we have seen it all the time, people texting and talking when they should be concentrating on the roads. >> drives me nuts. >> if you don't put that smart phone down it the will cost
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you. "eyewitness news" reporter greg a argos has more on a big crackdown on distract driving. >> reporter: you may have seen them, in fact, you may have been one. we're talking about distracted drivers and those being ticketed for it, increasing throughout our state. according to the administrative office for pennsylvania courts, tickets up 43 percent, from 1998 in 2014 to 2857 last year, and more than two out of three citations, 67 percent in fact, given to meal drivers. >> it is a habit. it really is a habit. pull it out anytime, anywhere, everybody pull is it out. >> even while driving. >> when i drive i pull it out sometimes. >> i stay safe, i put the my phone in airplane mode. so you are not distract by snap chats, instagram, facebook. >> do you do that. >> coy that, it is all about safety and battery life. peeve to preserve that.
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>> they almost had an accident right there. >> reporter: driving inspector al wilson has been in the profession for zero years and says smart phonies one of the dumbest items to have on while driving. >> when i'm training them, and their phonies going off while i'm in the car and i have to tell them hey, you guys have to turn it off. >> reporter: it has become such a problem his first rule get in and turn off. >> i think it is a really big serious issue. >> reporter: samantha rodriguez is set to take her driving test wednesday and even knowing the dangers she struggles with leaving her phone alone. >> it is like an urge, like i have to respond to that person. i just have to. >> reporter: wilson says be patient, an alert message or text can just simply wait. >> when you get the a text, just wait until you get home, wait until you get to your destination. >> reporter: how much could it cost if you are caught texting, e-mailing or checking facebook behind the wheel? right now state fine is set at $50. reporting from spring garden i'm greg argos for cbs-3
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"eyewitness news". time right now 5:36. in business news this morning we know hamilton is a hit on broadway but how is the book selling. >> is what powering energy stocks this morning. money watch's jill wagner joins us live from the new york stock exchange, a lot to talk about. >> reporter: good morning, brook and jim. oil priceses are rebound nothing word that russia and saudi arabia could work to freeze oil production. dow jones jumped 164 points, nasdaq rose 38. today big banks are set to reporter that earnings for last quarter. we hear from jp morgan chase this morning. overall expectations are low. jp morgan's earnings are expect to have fallen 10 percent compared to last year. >> american apparel is laying off hundreds of workers and could move its manufacturing outside have of los angeles. owe far about 500 people have have lost their jobs, and the company says the clothing will still be made in america. american apparel emerged from bankruptcy in february.
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and hamilton isn't just a hit on broadway but now the book is all of the buzz. hamilton creator lynn manual miranda's new book business the show that went on sale yesterday and would you believe it is already out of stock on amazon. incredible. jim and brookie didn't even necessity it was in book form, thanks very much, jill. history will be made today in darby township when a new police chief takes over. regina price will be sworn in tonight as the township's top cop. here's what makes it the so special, she's first black female police chief in the township history. price has spent three years rising up through the ranks in the riveria beach police department in florida. well, the sixers play their last game of the season tonight, and it has been another season of losses. >> but as the team made some big changes especially that could change their fortunes next season. our pat gallen is here to talk about the teams losing season and pat, we are looking forward to next year trying to keep positive that seems to be
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the key with the sixers, every single season, been last three years. it has been a trying time to be a sixers pan but they hope help is on the way in the number of different ways, ranging from management to the place that they practice in. it has been the last three seasons, the they must continue to look to the future. the here's three things to pay attention to when it comes to the 76ers. after sam hinkie stepped down as president and general manager last week, chairman jerry colangelo hired his son brian to run the team. it was a move met with criticism will but he will be tasked with making this franchise a winner, one that has lost 198 games the last three years. the it is not all bad. they are stockpiled with first round draft picks and they have plenty of money to spend. second thing is joe he will embiid, 7-foot two center has been sidelined with foot problems but is making his way back and on track to be ready next season but his future hinges on his health. i spoke with the orthopedic doctor from temple about the
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kind of foot injury he is attempting to return from. i will have that at 6:00 o'clock. to keep those players healthy and to track more prime preagents, the innings certificates are in the middle of another rebuild, a new practice facility is in camden and i got a behind the scenes tour with ceo scott o'neill. the 125,000 square foot campus will be largest in the nba and focuses on state of the art performance, wellness and recovery, plus a sweet view of the city sky line. o'neill sees it as i major plus for the future of the organization. >> i can tell you what i think more so then having the actual physical plan is our commitment, we keep hearing from players our commitment from health, wellness, and investing in so much in making sure that we extend the careers inn playing time that we have. will this be a show place, of corresponds. >> like a 40-foot the hot tub too that is cool. it is not easy to see positives saddled with a
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ten-71 record heading in the final game of the season tonight which, by the way which ace begins the bulls but now or never for sixth tours ramp up this process and change fortunes of the franchise and it begins with the upcoming draft. we will continue to say lets look to the future for 76ers but that is a all we got. >> what other choice to we have. >> yes. thanks, so much pat. >> well, important advice, for mothers and their daughters, the lessons they need to learn about empowering young women. and i got the to tell but that man's return to the big screen, the other key role ben affleck will play than just the caped crusader. thank you. ordering chinese food is a very predictable experience. i order b14. i get b14. no surprises. buying business internet, on the other hand, can be a roller coaster white knuckle thrill ride. you're promised one speed. but do you consistently get it? you do with comcast business.
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we have to tell you we have in the seen the last of ben affleck playing batman. warner brot's announced affleck will star in the new stand alone batman movie n word on when it will come out the but in addition to playing caped crusader affleck will also direct the film. a lot of critics bashed batman verse super man but movie has been a big hit at the box office. the family that brought us viral hits like christmas pajamas and all about that base, they are back, again.
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this time they are tackling frustrating subject of homework. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> remember the family? they just release that had parity of the rihanna's hit song work and people put work into this video but they didn't. they wrote, shot, edited it all in six hours. what i like about this is you can understand it caption with the caption because rihanna has no idea what she was saying. >> i was going to a exactly the same thing. >> making up your own sound because that is what i do good that is what you have to do. >> we appreciate the words. >> yes. >> yes. >> i don't know. >> what do you think, jim.
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>> i understand the forecast. >> yes. >> looking at the maps. >> yes. >> well, folks, we're looking at nice weather, so happy to bring you quiet, weather for a change. it is looking so nice. a little chill in the air. you walk outside the door would i suggest you have the extra layers ready to go. it spring after all. you north used to wear shorts every day but it will rebun nicely and we are making that transition nicely as well. as we overlook broad and spring garden here looking at the very own station headquarters you can see off in the distance at the top of the screen a hint of the light of day that sun coming up earlier and early but it is still chilly. our weather watchers have been reporting chill in the air but tranquil conditions. we will go far north of the lehigh valley where charles reports 38 degrees. we'd love to see your updated profile pictures, but thank you for observation. further off to the south we will go into south central, new jersey.
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the this is where we have a freeze or i'm sorry a frost advisory posted. 29 degrees. understand why. that comes from mark, in chatsworth. thirty-one from ed as we go north in central new jersey. 31 degrees. but notice this observation, it the is 30 degrees cooler this morning then this same time yesterday and with that said we will take you next to the 24 hour temperature difference. we have dropped off anywhere from, 17, 18, 19 to 23 degrees from this same time. it is chillier but in where near as windy and no where near as, unsettled as it has been. storm scan showing nice big dome of high pressure that means you'll keep sun around for days, but you also have a higher sun angle. in january, obviously a little will lower but pulling out of the depths of winter at this point now as of the earth the's rotation helps this along. more direct sunshine in april. that will also mean that the it will start to feel warm with the sun at your back this time of the year. over the course of the next
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couple days not only is it warming up on the actual thermometer but it is going to feel about 5 degrees warmer then thermometer read which is awesome news. wall to wall sunshine, crack the in the 70's by the time we hit sunday and monday. we will flirt with 80 on monday. the it is nice, tranquil, beautiful weather, meisha to be enjoyed for days on end. >> what a mood lift to see all those sunshines on that forecast, thank you so much for that katie. good morning. happy wednesday. ham i hump day blue route taillights moving in the the north bound direction approaching the schuylkill looking good, it is still looking really good as we push toward 6:00 o'clock and i love that the sunnies just about to rise to make for a beautiful will sky in some areas. 422 eastbound, past oaks, a steady stream now hitting the roadway. if you are at home brewing a cup of coffee thinking i should, maybe not, you're still in good company but we will see this change. we are seeing that change as
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we push toward 6:00 o'clock hour. ben franklin bridge looking good here as well for those, coming in right new westbound direction, in problem, looking good, vine headlights moving in the eastbound direction at the eighth street, close to 95, looking good, and there is another area that is starting to heat up now. vine street expressway is a area at 6:00 that does so. construction is still lingering out there pennsylvania turnpike eastbound between downingtown and valley forge that left lane is still block. the mass transit airport, all looking good. brook, back over to you. thanks, meisha. >> a new book hopes to inspire our new generation of future leaders. what i told my daughter lessons from leaders on raising the next generation of empowered women, features advice from the top achievers in all different fields. >> former cbs entertainment chairman nina tasler wrote the book. i spoke to nina and i asked her why she wanted to take on this project. >> well, i have been very fortunate and blessed and had an amazing run at cbs. it has been a great, great
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experience but i have two children. i have a husband and family and when my daughter turn about 13 years oldy knew our relationship was changing and i wanted to go to learn about how do you raise a teenager, what do you say to a teenager and i said let me find the right kind of book to give me add rise and lessons and i didn't want a how to book. i didn't want a book to tell me what to say but i wanted advice from other mothers who had careers, who had juggled, family and career, and i realized there wasn't one and i reached out to a number of woman from all over the not only country but all over the world and said please share your personal stories with us and they did and as you can tell in the book you have got former first ladies, you've got politicians, you have got lawyers, activist, you have got academics, you have women who have been at the top of their fields all a over the country good there are famous
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people, non-famous people but it is diverse. we have white, black, young, old. >> yes good through your conversations did you take any lessons away yourself. >> i took away a lot of lessons. selfishly that is what was so rewarding about the book. no matter how many times i read it, i find something so inspiring and so enlightening, and one of the things i found really wonderful was mia hamn essay for example the olympic gold medalist she talks about failure being part of the pursuit of excellence and message that resilience, grit and facing challenges and overcoming obstacles by far was most inspiring thing for me and not just holding ourselves and not holding our daughter to even realistic standards. those are important lessons and those are important things i took away. >> great book i read tonight two days. what i told my daughter about now. it is published by simon and
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welcome back. airport in saint barts is known as one of the most
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difficult in the world. >> it the is also a spot for tourist to watch some great landings but this is too close for comfort. take a look, these people can practically reach up and touch the landing gear. the photographer said he was hoping for perfect shot and it seems like he got one. where is this? a place of where not to go. >> saint bart's. >> well, close by. >> another perfect shot, watch as crew member on a whale watching ship jumps in the pacific to help a 700-pound turtle. jason, saw the leather backed sea turtle struggling with what he thought was a rope. it turns out, he jumped in with a knife and his go pro because that is what we do cut the turtle free and allow him to safely swim away. >> good for him i'm not jumping in the water.
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>> not when is there whales around, they can eat you a and you cannot help the turtle. this is my logic. >> this is just something i rationalized things before i jump. before you head out the door, here are three things happening today, three to go. >> almost 40,000 verizon workers will go on strike in less than five minutes. they will walk off the job at 6:00 this morning, and then rally outside verizon center city office at 8:00. get a preoral cancer screening at thomas jefferson hospital between 11:00 and 3:00. get ready for a major concert a announcement at citizens bank park. we are told one of the world's biggest artist is coming to play at the ballpark. we will find out who it is a at 0:00 this morning, that is three to go. paul mccartney. >> that is rumors. we don't deal with rumors. we will give you facts at noon though. coming up next on cbs-3 "eyewitness news", this might kill your motivation to get to the gym. we have disgusting results of the study on how dirty your gym really is. but also, what you can do to
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fight those germs. we have a pet store on i big mission we will show you how people work in the store are making a big difference how you can help too in this weeks story of brotherly love, next.
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at this hour thousands of verizon workers are going on strike this ace live picture of the growing picket line. jan carabao will let us know what it means for customers. >> i have two more people i have to take out. i will be so presidential you won't believe it. >> with his family by his side, donald trump defend his tactics and calls out his own party as he stumps, in pennsylvania for the first time today. >> and, look at that, clear, skies, we love them we don't need an umbrella this morning but it is chillier out there. the katie will let us know when warmer weather returns. today is wednesday april 13th good morning i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brook thomas. the katie and meisha are here keeping an eye on things this morning. how is it going. >> road are looking good. nice and dry. sunnies coming up. there is a lot to be grateful for today. >> this entire pattern looks


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