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ever do that in the winter. just don't know what will happen. looking outside, looking good, just as it should, nice and dry, and it will stay that way. >> it will stay that way for the next few days, you missed out on saturday, freezing rain, ice, lots of craziness going on. >> you heard that. >> yesterday up to 60 degrees, now back to typical wintertime temperatures, you know, winter officially arrives coming wednesday. temps warm up. but for late december pretty lucky if you don't like storms. moving into quiet weather pattern. right now we check in with some clouds over the region, drops another degrees. cold arctic air starting to funnel on in. last 24 hours or so, north wind at 13, feels like 19 degrees on exposed skin. those windchills little rough this morning. actual air temperatures ranking from teens, up in the mountains, to low 30's, freezing right now, capitol city of delaware, 25 up in reading, 29 again at the airport, wilmington, and in philadelphia, and the suburbs, getting really cool now. quakertown, pottstown, low and mid 20's, mt. holly checking in at 28. the wind increasing little bit
near 15 miles per hour, sustained out of the north, north winds, bringing colder air in. remember the snow pack up in up-state new york, southern canada, air is running over the snow pack, little bit colder, than the air temperatures, the wind. feels like 19, wilmington, philadelphia, 11 allentown, 31 millville. those windchills remains in the two's throughout the day today. few clouds over us right now, not producing any precipitation, increasing sunshine through the afternoon, those temps slowly climbing back to the 30's, can only get to up about 35 for the high for philadelphia. upper 30s at the shore, 20's in the poconos, talk about the warm up looking ahead to christmas in a few minutes. >> thank you so much. good morning to you, good morning to all of you at home. hope you had a great weekend, as well. what we are kind of looking at this morning, just a lot of construction on 95, still out, there some of which starting to clear, but looking at 95 at cottman, northbound off ramp is just now opening, the southbound onramp was also closed, that's now reopened. fifty-nine south between academy and bridge, talking two rate lanes blocked, 59
north at cottman, left lane blocked. overall a lot of this, crews out there, they are starting to get some of this pick up. but just heads up, it is going to start to slow you down, if not all pick up. i would say around 5:30, on a monday morning, probably when it will start to get busier. ben franklin bridge, looking great. looking gorgeous if you push in the westbound direction toward center city. no problems there. great company if you have to head out early this morning, and then delaware, 95 north between 141, 295, left lane blocked, that will be blocked until right now, and also, route one, both direction action at route 72, on and off-ramps closed between seven a.m. and 4:30, rahel, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. we have some break cents news to get to. fire at assisted living facility in moorestown, new jersey, this is on 12900 block of purse street. smoke began from the boiler room. that forced many residents from their rooms, into another section of the building. the situation is now under control. it appears that no one was hurt. police are trying to
identify two people killed in a fiery crash on the boulevard last night. "eyewitness news" reporter trang do live in the northeast with more on what led up to this crash. trang, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, rahel, there is 45-mile per hour speed limit here on this section of the boulevard. police say they see far too many similar accidents, just lick this one, now, there were many witnesses to this accident, including, two off duty police officers traveling in the same direction as this accident, they say that the car was going well above the speed limit here. take a look at some of the video we shot last night here. this accident happened around 9:00 p.m., on the roosevelt boulevard, near woodward street. police say a school bus headed northbound on the boulevard, stopped at a red light. that's when 2,000 silver america sad east traveling extremely fast smashed into the back of the bus, and then caught fire. the driver of the bus, a 40 year old woman, was not hurt. fortunately, there were no passengers on the bus, as she told police that she had dropped off about 28 teenage tears nearby church just minutes before the accident. but there were two people
inside that mercedes. >> it rearended the school bus with such impact it, caused the mercedes to actually go underneath the rear bumper of the school bus. that impacter apparently killed both the male driver and the female passenger. had he were -- they were killed instantly. >> back out here live, see some medical equipment left here in the median, as well as scattered across the roadway. so far police have not yet released the names of the syringe tips. but for now, live in the northeast, i'm trang do, cbs-3, "eyewitness news", rahel, back to you. trang, thank you. remembering a life, community gather in philadelphia overbrook section to honor little girl killed in a hit-and-run. prayers and moment of silence at the intersection of 53rd street and lansdowne avenue. a family and friends came together and jayanna powell's
memory. they released balloons from the same spot where jayanna lost her young life. "eyewitness news" spoke with the child's grieving mother. >> it is hard. i got to go through ... no mother should have to go to no cemetery to see their eight year old. >> she was walking home from school when she was struck and killed last month. police later arrested 24 year old paul woodlynne, who faces numerous charges, now, including homicide by vehicle. today electoral college members will meet across the country to formally elect donald trump as the next president, this is happening a mid nationwide campaign to block trump's path, 270 votes, inciting russian influence in the presidential election, brook silva bragga has the latest from new york, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rahel. when those 538 electric tours meet at their state capitol today, as many as ten say they won't follow their state's election results, even if that's not enough to swing the election, would be record
number of so-called elections. >> took to the national mall sunday it trying persuade electoral college members not to vote for donald trump. >> million more voted for hillary, yet he is going to take offers. >> at least one lectorate, chris of texas, plans to break in his state's vote, want 37 others to join him in an unlikely, unprecedented bid to over turn the presidential voting process. >> there are number of electric tours in my position. i won't get into names or how many specific numbers. we are at at a fragile vote. >> many democratic elect shores, include, demand today see more evidence about russia's willing alleged -- >> what i want is the information to be out there so the american public and electric tours know who has been involved and make sure we protect the integrity of the american determine okras. >> i on sunday mr. trump and his team continues to cast doubt on intelligence findings
at russia meddled in the election to help win. >> about democrats that can't except the outcome of the election, it is about illegitimizing the american system t won't work. >> hillary clinton's former campaign manager, whose own emails were hacked, said it was an open question if russia column eude dollars with the trump campaign. >> i think really, not what mr. trump new, but what did trump new, were they in touch with the rushes glans at least four senators calling for bipartisan pan toll investigate the hack. brook silva bragga, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". electoral votes, well north of the 370 needed to win. so, short of massive unexpected revolt, should easily claim the presidency today, rahel. >> brooke, thank you. do you have wonder, are there any examples every efforts like this in electric tours in the past? >> the short answer is no, nothing like this has over come close to happening since
the early 1800s, and in those cases it was just a handful, two, three electors who did not follow their state votes. there has never been a case where the electoral college to not follow the will of the voters. >> very interesting. all right, our thanks to you. thank you. >> and another lost for your e-a-g-l-e-s wells just second left on the clock. the birds failed to fly yet again. to the field we go. carson wentz and the boys came so close to getting a win down in baltimore, the clock winding down, glimmer of hope, scramble for the touchdown, that got the eagles to within one. but instead of taking the extra point for the tie, coach doug pederson rolled the dice, went for the conversion. birds lose 27 to 26. so close. "eyewitness news" with fans to think lack of consistency might be the problem? >> i don't know. i think we need to play better in the first half. i know second half they looked a little better than last looked good with carson wentz, but going for two, that was a
big one. i don't know. i think going for one would have been a little bit better. >> eagles performance could have been just a little bit more. they played well. just not quite enough. >> i think it is a rebuilding year for them. i think they'll be better next year for sure. >> and there is always next year. but until then, it will be a short week for the eagles because they host the new york giants this thursday at the linc. >> and while lot of folks put decorative christmas make nerves front of their homes, one local church little more authentic, check it out. "eyewitness news" live this morning in front of the old first reform united church of christ in old city. for more than 40 years, the church has had real animals in a nativity scene. complete with, take a look, donkeys, goats, lambs, can coast, they got it all. you can see it any time day or night until december 26th. >> operations are back to normal at a georgia hospital. that's after a man walked in and started shooting.
the connection police say the suspected shoot her to that hospital in the city where this all unfolded. police big fire breaks out in a barn with dozens of forces inch -- horses inside. the way people took action to try and save as many of the animals as they could. >> ♪ you're a mean one mr. gun. ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> oh, that mr. grinch, he is strikes again. families in our area won't sell l for something the grinch did or did not do over the weekend. when "eyewitness news" continues.
police have identify add man they say opened fire in a hospital. police identify the shooter as hacek woodward. they say woodward shot him in the leg, a patient in the hospital on thursday, but, police are unsure why he returned. no one else was injured. and the hospital has since resumed to normal operations. >> this is troubling story. police offering $20,000 reward for information in the shooting dealt of three year old boy, in little rock arkansas, toddler on shopping trip with his grandmother, when driver opened fire, on
the grandmother's car. police say the shooter was angry because he apparently wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign. they rushed the three year old to the hospital where he died. one year old child was also inside the vehicle at the time but escaped unharmed. >> large barn fire in ken tub i killed nearly two dozen horses over the weekend, but as the flames rose, ran into the barn to try to save some of the animals. more than 36 horses were staying inside the barn, when the flames broke out. the barn collapsed around workers as they tried to free some of the animals, at least 23 horses did die. >> i think we've brought in 12 or 13 so far. we are area still hoping to find more out there, searching the field, in case some we haven't found yet. >> investigators are unsure how the fire started, but workers row equine center believe lightning may be to blame. >> today is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year. the us postal service is expecting to move about 750 million packages, throughout the holiday season. that's increase of 12% from
last year. while today is expected to be the busiest mailing day, wednesday, the 21st, is expected to be the busiest delivery day. and justin, you know, i have dozens of gift cards, not gift cards, i wish i did, but dozens of christmas cards that i have to mail out today. >> what? >> so yes. >> you better get on that. the good news around here, mail delivery shouldn't have any issues in the weather. nice and quiet. delivery day wednesday, looks pretty good, too, officially starts the winter season. i think we're lucky, if you don't like winter storms, at least the pattern that we're in, stays overall on the quiet side leading up through the christmas holiday. but we take you up through the lehigh valley. live look at women help. nope, don't have bethlehem camera. yesterday it was a mess. you had the fog, and showers around, but this morning, much better, the driving conditions up in the lehigh vale, no problems. if you woke up this time yesterday morning, we were dealing with temperatures into the 50's, 51 degrees. philadelphia at the airport
avenue 5:00 yesterday, 5:00 this morning, 29. big drop there. 22 degrees colder. that's not even factoring in the wind. it does feel like upper teens, low 20's, for the wind schil value. here are the actual numbers, 25 in reading, freezing this hour, in dover, probably dropping another degree or two before we hit sunrise. temperatures struggle to get back up above freezing this afternoon, could be worse though. there is the true arctic air. look at chicago, minus eight, not factoring in the wind. cleveland, 16. we don't get this cold, but at least we get glancing blow of the arctic air. about 24 hours of it, then starts to move out tomorrow. still, some cloud cover over us, that was yesterday's front, that brought showers in here late in the day, helped drop the temperatures. those clouds do thin out this afternoon. we will be quiet. mostly sunny skies, clear, no problems tonight, if you have travel plans, middle of the week, looks good. high pressure really dominating much of the eastern half of the us. overall conditions are pretty good. most of the road and into the skies leading up to the
holiday. next system moving in our region thursday, bring in few showers, doesn't look like big deal at this point. look at the highs, low mid 40's at best for -- 30's, not even factors in the winds. tonight, clear skies, drop down to the mid 20's, low 20's in some of the colder suburbsment tomorrow little of a rebounds, mid upper 30s to about 40 degrees. with some sunshine. but well below average today, 35 for the high temperature, mixture of sun and clouds, that north wind continues at ten to 15, and again quiet tonight, very cold, 25 in the city, cold in the suburbs, here is the extended forecast, quiet pattern, 40 tomorrow. forty-six for the first day of winter. thursday, we bring in more clouds, chance of showers late in the day, and christmas weekends, christmas eve, is mild. forty-eight. christmas day, maybe some showers late in the day, but christmas morning looks good. >> yes, sure does. all right, justin, thank you so much. good morning, everyone. happy monday morning, back at it. actually looking pretty good out on the roadways, dealing
with roadways, good signs this morning, schuylkill, taillights eastbound direction, montgomery, and they moved out little too quickly so let's see, and this is what we are looking at 95 at cottman, what we have been talking about in the 59 section, really just between academy and bridge street, left two right lanes. looks like cones are still out on the roadway, but the guerdoning is on 95 a lot of the construction now moving out of the way. so hopefully everything will be moved out of your way by 6:00. that's when we start to heat up. specially on early monday morning. overall 95 at cottman, give yourself extra time. also, some construction out here, that's still lingering out there, route one north and southbound at route 72, on and off-ramps are closed between 7:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m., for paving project. just heads up on that, that area can slow you clown it get busy. fifty-nine north between 141 and mlk boulevard, all clear, a loft morning construction just starting to clear out of the way now. couple reminders, like this one, north broad street, roosevelt boulevard, lanes blocked between nine a.m. and
3:00 p.m. and this is actually going to linger throughout through late january. rahel, back over you. >> meisha, thank you. for a look at newspaper headlines from around the region, philadelphia inquirer report on power outage at the king of prussia mall. the outage left shoppers in the dark sunday afternoon about 2:15, the mall officials say it took about 30 minutes to fully regain power, about 50 of the mall's 400 stores were affected. kop is the largest shopping complex on the east coast. >> from the burlington county times governor chris christie is arguing in favor after bill that would allow local government to post legal notices on their own websites. rather than pay to ties them in newspapers. the governor argued on medium. com that the requirement and notices be print in the newspapers, cost taxpayers and businesses $08 million a year. >> and from the press of atlantic city the reverend al sharpton criticizing take over the atlantic city calling it unconstitutional.
rally saturday night accuses the state of suspending democracy by appoint wag he calls un elected star to oversee the city. those are some of the newspaper headlines from across the delaware valley. >> eagles were wrapping up yet another rough weekends. but not all bad news for philly sports fans. we'll show you how the sixers were able to take down the brooklyn nets in south philadelphia. and also, the big partem bead played.
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see me. see me. see me. on my way. find clear skin... and a clearer path forward. for a different kind of medicine, ask your dermatologist about cosentyx. >> welcome back, director don bell shows us how close this was in this morning's sports report. >> the game was tide, 42nd left on the clock. eagles battling baltimore with body blows, but, in the end, the birds lose their fifth straight. carson wentz, and the eagles, looking for their first win on the road since september. taking on baltimore. fourth carpet err we go. birds down by three. kenny dixon, 16-yard touchdown, and the ravens on top, 27 to 17.
but 122nd left. eagles down, wentz, looking, now, decide to go tuck and run. and he did for the touchdown. now the birds could tie it up with a extra point. instead, they go for the win and they go for two. wentz, jordan matthews, it is fifth and incomplete. the eagles fall 27 to 26. they lost seven straight on the road, there is lesley van arsdall with a postgame report. >> you can talk about playing for pride, you can talk about effort in fighting for the future, at the end of the day meant nothing for this team. they want add win. they came up short yet again. >> just come out, get the win, there is no moral victory that kind of stuff. we got to come out and win. you know, we got to get that feeling back in our mouth. >> been reoccurring, you know, feel this whole year. but make few plays here, few plays there, maybe the outcome, you know, it is all,
you know, on us. >> i was extremely excited once we found out we were going for two. i think everybody wanted to go for two. you know, over time, who knows what happened. but we wanted to go, we got to go for two. got to win this game. you know, pretty much it is right there. with attitude, be aggressive. >> this is the last road game for the birds, next up the giants, reporting in baltimore, leslie van czars dale, eyewitness sports. all right, leslie, thank you. the eagles have now lost nine out every ten games overall. >> that's all for morning sports, i'm don bell, have a great day. >> and the sixers played a tight game against the brooklyn nets last night at the wells fargo center. straight to the second half. sixers down by seven, joe em embiid completes the ally-oop from sergio rodriguez, and the fourth quarter, sixers now up by one. but lopez gets the shot off. gives the nets the lead. doing back down the court, embiid throws to the sixers,
they go onto win it 108 to 107. embiid had his best night of his young career, 33 points, ten boards,. >> we may not live in who ville, but the gun every is upsetting families in our area watch the grinch did over the weekends that that is children and parent fuming and demanding answers this morning. >> and fiery crash involving a school bus leaves two people dead. what police say may have caused this wreck. justin? >> all right, good morning, big weekends coming up for the christmas holiday. doesn't look like a white christmas this year. leading you up to the weekends, talking milder temperatures developing for late december. overall good travel conditions, both saturday, even christmas day, but late in the day christmas, a chance for few showers, right now doesn't look like a big deal. talk about the temperatures coming up in the seven day into few more minutes.
live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. good morning, and thanks for joining us, it is certainly looking a lot like christmas in old city. this is a live look at the live nativity scene at the first reformed united church of christ, at fourth and race. as you can see, it is complete with live animals. thanks to photo journalist, out there, bringing us those live shots. bridges a smile to my face. good morning, i'm rahel solomon. jim donovan is off. here's what you need to know to start your day in the
morning minute. >> reporter: police say they see far too many tragedies like this on the roosevelt boulevard, there were many witness toss this crash, including two off duty police officers who were traveling in the same direction. >> the 5238 members of the electoral college will meet around the college today to formally elect donald trump as the nation's 45th president. >> what i want is the information to be out there. >> but some electors want more answers now about russia's interferance. >> she was known more for her glamorous live and they are acting, hungarian born actress zsa zsa gabor has died. >> he spins, went is in. touchdown. eagles going for two. for the win. the pass rush. and incomplete. >> going for two, that was a big call. >> i think rebuilding year for them. i think they'll be better next year for sure. >> and with that, the eagles are officially eliminated from