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and now the question, why did she do it. police say their investigation in the tragedy is far from over. good evening, i'm chris may. i'm jessica dean. late this afternoon authorities revealed to all of the young victims plus their mother were found with gunshot wound in her bedroom. >> "eyewitness news" new jersey reporter cleve bryan has more on these late developments, plus what he has learned about the the children's father, cleve. >> reporter: chris and jessica, investigators say they are still trying to pin opinion down a motive but they may never know why jeaninne le page allegedly took a gun to try to kill her children and herself, today they gave us new details on how they say she carried out this gruesome attack. >> reporter: jeaninne le page is believed to have shot her three children and then turn the gun on herself. >> reporter: police confirmed mother and three children found hot in the same bed at this house in tabernacle were part of an attempted murder/suicide. >> a pillow was used to muffle
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the gun shot sounds which we believed accounts for the reason why the the other residents of the house did not hear the gun shots. >> reporter: two children who died are 14 year-old nicholas and eight year-old nadia harriman, 11 year old alexander harriman and mother jeaninne le page remain in critical condition. i spoke to the children's father and girl friend who lives in maryland. she said frank harriman is devastated. >> he broke down. he broke down horribly. it was a horrific shock, horrific shock to this man. he loved his children. that is what i do know. >> reporter: many in the community are struggling to understand why such young lives were cut short. jean, who lives next door to the victims, was particularly fond of little nadia. >> it is hard for me right now because when i sit on my sun porch, i can picture her riding by and waving at me. it is just really bad. >> reporter: investigators say the gun was found near le
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page. it is an a older revolver that belonged to a deceased relative. she suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and it will be up to the burlington county prosecutor's office whether or not they want to charge her if she survives. reporting live from tabernacle, i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". cleve, thank you very much. tonight police are asking for public's help as they try to catch a suspect who stabbed a woman to death on the delaware county street. it all happen in the 700 block of engel street in chester. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt has the details. >> over 25 years or more. >> reporter: chester resident nate smith was shocked to wake up a and find out someone murdered his friend gwenn lynn williams just a few blocks from her house. >> she was one of the people out here. >> reporter: police said she had a run in with an unknown suspect outside of this home on engel street, just after midnight authorities say she
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knock on the door and she collapsed when he got inside. >> i was upstairs and when i came down, they told me that she had gotten stabbed. >> reporter: jackie logan lives in the engel street home and said she has known williams for years. she tells "eyewitness news" that the two spent a lot of time together. >> when the police came i tried to go back and they told me to step back. >> reporter: logan says just a few minutes later police came to this house and detectives are looking at all leads to try to find this suspect. >> i can't understand what took place. i don't see it. >> reporter: if you know anything chester police want to hear from you. reporting from chester david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". laboratory testing has new ruled out what was a potential case of ebola in philadelphia. our health reporter stephanie stahl was first to report this story to day, we know person had recently traveled to west africa and apparently had suspicious symptoms bad enough
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to be put into isolation for testing at the hospital of the university of pennsylvania. city health officials are calling about 50 people every day who have have recently traveled from africa to make sure they don't develop symptoms. the cold made a come back today but warmer days air head as we kick off the weekend. meteorologist kate bilo is in peddler village with the weekend forecast plus festive events happening tonight, kate. >> thanks, guess contact it is my favorite time of the year. it is kick off to the holiday season for me and so many people in pennsylvania, new jersey, new york, delaware all over the place. they come here to bucks county every year for the grand illumination. they are here tonight in, full force. take a look at how many people we have lining the village street right now in peddler's village. if it looks a little dark to you, that is because lights are not on yet but they are coming. we've got soft pretzels over there. we have hot chocolate. they have roasting chestnuts.
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it smells like christmas out here tonight. everybody is just so excited, for what we're about to do here in just a few minutes. lets go a ahead and take a look at what will happen weather-wise here for tonight because although we do have warmer days ahead, boy is there nothing warm about tonight. temperatures are only in the 30's and some spots are already dropping down into the 20's right now. most areas will be in the 20's shortly. look at your evening planner out and about in the city or coming here in bucks county we have a few in minutes to get here before we light things up. temperatures already are dropping rapidly in the 20's. you need full weather gear tonight. back here live at peddler's village one tradition we have every year is i get to readies say of the student who writes bestes say about their favorite memory of peddler's village and this years winner is alexander bear in fourth grade at our lady of mount carmel school in mrs. brooks class. tell me about your favorite memory. >> my favorite memory is
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making a... unaudible you made a wish, you happened to make a wish when you came to peddler's village. you wish your teeth would come in and your wish was granted. >> yes. >> reporter: your teeth look fantastic. are you excited. this is your first time at grand illumination. >> yes. >> reporter: are you exited to help santa pull down the switch. >> yes. >> reporter: what are you diagnosis for christmas this year. >> i pad. >> reporter: ipad. go big or go home. i love it. she looks so great. she has the fur hood keeping her warm. we are boating go to go up on the stage joined by mrs. claws who made the trek from the north pole and i hear santa will make a grand entrance this year. we will bring you grand illumination in a few minutes here on cbs 36789 i will go upstage and read alexander's prize winningest say this year. i'll send it back to you in the studio. >> all right kate, big thanks happening, thanks very much. sink hole in bethlehem town hip has gotten even bigger. sink hole opened up and truck fell in as crews work to repair a water main at norfolk
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drive and hampton road. we have had damage you can see right here from chopper three, you can see that view. the truck hit a gas main and then everyone was in 300 feet of the sink hole was evacuated. hours later the weight of the another truck caused a sin k hole to span. look at it now. it is unclear when all of the resident will be allowed to return. and trouble on the turnpike, an overturned tractor trailer block the eastbound exit ramp this morning at willow grove interchange. it was here, thousands of pound of paper a. we are told traffic was delayed until the scene was cleared but nobody was hurt. an elderly woman is in the hospital tonight after being pulled from a burning home in gloucester county camden county. i broke out in the 700 block of highland avenue this morning. chopper three was over that scene. a second person in that home, was also taken to the hospital for observation, three dogs also died here. officials say that there were no working smoke detectors in that home.
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the cause of the fire is under investigation. touching tribute today to this new jersey fire fighter who was killed in the line of duty look chris hunter died on saturday, less than 24 hours after he responded to an emergency call. family and friend gathered this morning at the firehouse in cinnaminson, after a solute his florida draped coffin. chopper three was ahead as that long motorcade made its way to the cemetery for burial. well, tuesday's fire in north wildwood has now claimed a second life, the cape may county fire coordinator arteryon died a day after the fire on west 17th avenue. body of the 36 year-old woman linda martin was found inside that structure. officials believe that the fire began as an accident as martin handled a kerosene heater. baggage handlers that walk off the job at philadelphia international airport return to work today. lawmakers and clergy escorted
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prime flight employees as they returned to their jobs this morning. these workers are pushing for higher wages, better working conditions and improve health benefits. prime flight is an airline subcontractor. workers held a one day walk out yesterday. customs agents at philadelphia international made a discovery in some luggage prompting a warning for agricultural officials. still ahead on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we will tell you more about the inn is he can discovered and why experts say it is bad news. plus one of america's smartest cities is right here in our region. we will tell you which shore town made the list, kathy? in weather we are talking about clear and cold tonight but better weather for the weekend and chasing record warmth, that is a switch, that is coming up with the seven day, hi beasley cold for football. >> better believe it, friday football frenzy comes to a close tonight an amazing season featuring your town your team your kids. eagles coach chip kelly talks about the quarterback position entering titans game
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chip on mark sanchez coming up in sports.
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leaf blowers are great
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forgetting rid of leaves and debris and snow. some say they pose a danger, one that you might not have considered. on your side jim donovan explains that is tonight at 11:00. one of the most invasive insect species has landed in philadelphia stopping these tiny bugs before they do damage to the u.s. green industry is a big job, as our carol erickson tells us philadelphia international airport is on alert. >> reporter: conveyor belt of bags, millions of bags and luggage and every type, every year arriving on international flights into philadelphia. what is inside of those personally packed bags, not just the owners business but also more than important to the people with the rubber gloves. the the customs and border protection officers. >> we're the first line of defense and we don't wanting to through that. >> reporter: instead they go through international luggage carefully, not to see shirts, underwear or to find agricultural products that might contain this tiny destructive capra beetle will. twice in september this bug
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came into fill with dried goods carried bypass eveningers on middle earn flights. >> if we didn't stop it, we would have to refocus what we grow in this country because they would devastate our crops. >> reporter: agents, including mary, inspect every bag, notice beagle thinks prohibited agriculture product is inside. while he cannot smell the beetle or any other insect his nose knows the grains bugs like and through this door any product found that could hurt u.s. crops goes inside, past another locked door and eventually after a hands on inspection into a huge garbage disposal. this is the hidden agriculture lab at the airport. if the cap ra beetle and other insects, very large and very small aren't a stopped here. >> you could end up with such a great infestation, we could not stop it. >> i don't have a beat until my luggage. >> reporter: do you know what one is. >> no. >> reporter: to keep from it being a s. household name or pest, every
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airport sergeant is on alert for suitcase traveling insect. in philadelphia, carol erickson for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". important work they are doing there. >> good thing these dogs have good noses. >> they are on the job. a local town is in the spotlight for brain power. >> fans has rang the smartest small cities in the country and ocean city, new jersey came in third. magazine specifically mentions the jersey shore town for its jump in the percentage of residents who are college educated. number one on the list is saint george in utah and that is followed by blooming ton, indiana. in weather, our weather watchers are saying if you are going out this evening, bundle up because temperatures are already cold outside. they have been taking their measurements. let's first start off at 31 degrees. doug in vincentown and saying is there not much win. barometric pressure is going up. that is a good sign. fair weather high pressure bringing us some sunshine tomorrow, he says, that the skies are clear, the winds are
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decreasing there. thanks, doug. lets go over to the pennsylvania side and the area have of forces town. david, one of our necessity weather watcher says it is 34 degrees. he is wishing everyone a pleasant, peaceful weekend. thanks, david. a as we go to the north and west, of norristown, eileen says that in gilbertsville it is 27 degrees already. there is a light win. barometric pressure is on the rise. lets go down the shore and see is what going on here. 25 degrees at mays landing, inland, skies are clear and moon lit. pressure rising. meaning better weather on the the way if you want to be a cbs-3 eyewitness weather watcher you can be featured in your on weather task. we'd love to have you. it is easy to sign up. go to cbs we need a lot this weekend because we have a variety of weather. we will have peaceful, conditions but cold, temperatures, if you are going out this evening, be aware, gloves, scarves, heavy coats required, center city looking good tonight. storm scan three we can see skies are clear, some clouds
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well to the north and west, along that new york, pennsylvania border. the temperatures on the rise during the day tomorrow. yesterday, 50, did not make it to the average high of 54. today, way off, tomorrow, getting a little bit closer in the 40's. by sunday, well into the 50's and then by monday, temperatures sky rocketing, possibly to record breaking warmth. it is really good sign of is what coming up. temperature from philadelphia, mainly south and east in the 30's with the exception have of millville, north and west falling fast. great lakes we're in the 20's. we have warmer weather down through the planes and we will see a lit built of everything. first killed tonight. tomorrow high pressure to the south. we need more southeasterly flow. warmer wind for us. that warmth continues to build, driven up by these warm southeasterly winds. sunday we're in the 50's. we will see rain. that will come during nighttime hours into early monday morning. most of us will be sleeping. by monday afternoon, we will have whipping winds, out of the southwest, temperatures,
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being driven at least to 07 degrees. we will watch a cold front moving through. after that things get cooler. for monday, morning rain, low, morning commute, at least early part of the commute. then winds kick in gusting to 35, and a the high temperature around 70. the record 71, that setback in 1979. and then we will fast forward to next week, as we are's looking at those computer models for thanksgiving and now getting a little concerned about the travel. the jet stream dips well to the south again, a lot of moisture in the gulf of mexico. we will have a developing area of low pressure. by wednesday this moves up the eastern seaboard so we can have rainy weather for wednesday along the coast. then we will catch a break in the weather for thanksgiving but here comes another low for friday and some of our models are saying rain, maybe mixing with a little wet snow. this would be black friday. we will keep you updated because we know it is a very important forecast. overnight skies will be clear, frigid, low of 25. for tomorrow mostly sunny not quite as cold, high temperature of 46.
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good weather for the birds, kick off in the afternoon where the temperature will be 53 degrees. on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven day forecast, things are looking good right through monday evening, even through tuesday, and then it turns colder, by friday, that is a chance of that rain or snow but so far thanksgiving looks good. >> all right. lets take a look at a shore sign now that the holidays are just around the corn. >> ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. >> there he is, wait for it. >> there comes the lights, that was santa clicking them on moments ago at peddler's village in bucks county. our own kate bilo was there to usher in the who will will day season. grand illumination celebration is an annual tradition. by the way those lights, there is a million of them there that santa just turned on tonight. >> spectacular. and a lot of things going on outside for your commute
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today for a friday, we have a situation right here in the off ramp to montgomery drive, from the eastbound schuylkill expressway. you can expect big backup on the eastbound schuylkill expressway as well from this point, so you can see a few, vehicles on the scene here with an accident here, push over, block ago this left hand shoulder. everyone just crawling by over to the right-hand side past that incident. ben franklin bridge looking good so far, so this is actually our camera from the new jersey side from the toll plaza to the taillights there heading westbound on into the the city. slow go, brake lights start mid span from the philadelphia a, moving on slowly there. but trying to get to new jersey from philadelphia we will have no problems doing so-so far. wilmington delaware route 141 southbound closed at boxwood road. your alternate, just take new port gap pike, to get around that accident scene. 295 having a lot of problems so far, today, 295 southbound at route 541 an accident blocking out the left lane
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the friday football frenzy comes to a close tonight, we were entertained by an amazing group of kids from the band to the football field. you are looking live, at plymouth white marsh high school, site of tonight's playoff clash between great valley and springfield-delco. two great coaches guiding the program, dan ellis of great valley and springfield's chris britain. >> this is what they have played all year for, district one final, that was within of our goals to meet. i just want them to have fun, play their hearts out and see
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what happens. >> here's cbs philly high school power rankings, ain't joost prep on top, archbishop wood, st. joseph hammington, shawnee, charter, timber creek, lasalle, coatsville, haverford school and pennsbury. all right. birds connected the next four game stretch with the division title, tennessee, dallas, giants and dallas. it starts with the titans unday at the link this will be mark sanchez third complete game replacing the injured nick foles. he has played to mixed reviews. run for over 300-yard in both games but offering up four interceptions. here's chip on sanchez's performance. >> you know, obviously for not playing he missed an entire year a year ago with the shoulder injury and out an entire season. i thought for time we have had him, for half of the texans game, i think he has didn't a nice job. >> kick off time, 1:00 p.m. right here on cbs-3.
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>> for late in kick off weather will be nice. >> yes good beautiful day. >> yes, awesome and big game. very perfect game. >> absolutely. >> thanks very much. >> we will be by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ]
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thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station wpsg the cw philly and we are back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. "cbs evening news" is next. reaction from across the country after the president lays out his immigration plan, plus, will a grand jury indict the police officer who shot michael brown? reports from ferguson missouri are next. jim axlerod is in reporting from new york.
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>> axelrod: tonight, a flew threat in the snow zone. after the record snowfall, the snow melt is just around the corner raising fears of flooding. jericka duncan is on the scene. the f.b.i. sends dozens of agents to the st. louis area as we await the grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of michael brown. major garrett is with president obama as he takes his immigration reform plan on the road. the house speaker warns. >> we will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country. >> axelrod: more cancellations for bill cosby as another woman accused him of sexual assault. and the hartman boys go on the road with their dad to end the musical question-- >> why are drinking songs so popular? captioning sponsor


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