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could philadelphia be the first major u.s. city to tax sugary beverages or will the soda tax fall flat. we are live with more details, on the city council's vote today. fire tears through a south jersey home overnight we will tell you why it is not just flames that pose threat to fire fighters. the face of grief, this is young boy who was dragged in the lake and killed by an alligator. we will tell you why authorities are still searching the water today. it is thursday, june 6th, event and thanks for joining us i'm brooke thomas. >> i'm nicole brewer. jim donovan is off today. we are getting your day started with a check of weather and traffic. >> good morning, gateway to our weekend, ladies. >> yes, little friday.
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>> road are looking good too. just a lot of construction. they are looking good and dry, right, katie. >> in some spots, right now we have pockets of pretty heavy rain falling in some spots. not every where but we have some out there. most note thably a cross our western suburbs out through berks, chester, montgomery counties, right now looking at this just sort of snap shot of storm scan three. that is where we have heaviest rain falling and across central new jersey. this is essentially what the radar may look like throughout the course of the day. it will not affect everyone at any given point but you will find, scattered rounds of showers and very likely steady rain this morning. we could see a couple thunderstorms as well. it does become more the scattered with time throughout the day. i cannot rule out wet weather, a at any point today. so just have the umbrella on stand wye is my add rise, 65 is current temperature at philly international, pair of six's in trent on, allentown, reading.
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very mild start to the morning and also notice it feels more muggy too. so that is the story, essentially, regional wide, showers and or a thunderstorm for everyone otherwise expect lots of clouds, very limited sun behind but i promise this is relatively a quick moving system and there is really nice pay off down the road here. >> that sound great. >> good to know we have wet roadways, in some places. the vine is looking dry and it is closed for that overnight construction between schuylkill and broad. so we know we are getting used to that right now but it is still closed moving in the west and eastbound direction. i will let you know as soon as that lifts. we will get in next 95 north before the airport that is all since been been cleared. schuylkill moving in the eastbound direction, this is girard looking good folks moving east and westbound. construction between bensalem and new jersey turnpike connection bridge that right lane is block right now. also some more construction in new jersey, route 130 at route 322, two lanes are block and that is block until 5:00 a.m.
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so i will confirm when that lifts. we have got more construction coming up in about ten to 15 minutes. nicole and brooke, back over to you. new this morning shots are fired at a house in the holmesberg section of the city. there are no reports of anyone hurt but police say house on the 4700 block of bleigh avenue was struck several times. so far, no arrests. also new this morning no injuries but a lot of damage after a house fire in paulsboro, gloucester county. the fire broke out around 11:30 at billings avenue and seventh street. fire fighters battled this fire outside because the house is in danger of collapsing. so far, there is no word on what started the fire. now today is the day city council will vote on the sugary drink tax. >> if the vote passes philadelphia would be the first major u.s. city to implement such a tax. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabao is outside wawa in center city where customers are upset over the potential price hike, jan. >> reporter: nicole and brooke
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good morning. it is still quiet outside the wawa in center city but i was able to speak to than a employee inside who said she cannot afford to pay anymore than soda and diet sewed a everything is just too expensive these days. the city council has given preliminary approval to the tax increase that happened last week and at that time council president darryl clark said the measure would likely be adopt today during a final vote. as you medication that had would make fill at first major u.s. city to tax sugary drinks. debate over this tax has been heated to say the least. there have been weeks of contentious public hearings and protest and rallies both inside and outside city hall. lawmakers have come to a compromise, they have preliminary proved a one and a half cents an ounce tax on all sugary drinks, half of what mayor jim kenney initially wanted and not only includes sweetened drinks but dry it drinks as well. this taxis expected to bring in 91 million-dollar over the next year and that is slated to fund prek and park and recreation programs throughout
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the city but or skeptical especially hearing some of the money will be diverted to the city's general fund. and others say they are just isn't enough known about exactly how the fund will be implemented. meanwhile beverage industry has spent millions of dollars on ads to block the tax increase. industry leaders and store own's like claim it will cost business and jobs. the industry is expected to sue the city if the measure is adopted but it all comes down to this today that measure scheduled for a vote a little bit later today. this is the final vote. reporting live from center city, jan carabao for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> pretty contentious topic. jury deliberations continue in the political corruption trial of chaka fattah, pennsylvania congressman is accused of arranging an illegal campaign loan to pay part of it back with federal grant money and charitable donations. fattah denies those charges. authorities are still searching the water near a popular disney world hotel looking for the alligator that dragged a toddler into a lake.
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body of the two-year old lane graves was found intact yesterday afternoon about 18 hours after the attack. little boy was weighing in the water with his family when he was pull under by an alligator. his father tried unsuccessfully to free him. >> the family was distraught but also i believe somewhat relieved that we were able to find their son, with his body intact. >> in a statement disney said we are devastated and heart broken by this tragic accident, and we are doing what we can to help the family during this difficult time. on behalf of everyone at disney we offer our deepest sympathies. ben franklin bridge was lit in rainbow colors last night, c ira center at 30th street station had a colorful display. president obama and vice-president joe biden will travel to florida this afternoon where they will meet with survivor and pay their respects to the families of the victims. the president is also expected to thank first responders.
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meanwhile, the fbi is trying to determine what role, if any, omar mateen's wife played in the rampage. sources tell cbs news there is video of the nora solomon buying ammunition with her husband. they facebook posts before and actually at the attack at the pulse nightclub. >> everybody just get out, and just hoping for more to come out. >> reporter: this clip shows omar mateen talking about people making money off disasters. clip is from 2012, the big fix that shows him as a security guard working at a bp site in the florida panhandle. the security form, has confirmed that is mateen and says it was shot back in 2010. we're seeing new video from inside the bathroom of the pulse nightclub during the gun man's mass kerr. miguel leva
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send to his girl friend. said for four hours, 30 victims crowded in to a stall together, they suffered two gun hot shot wound and described the moment swat officers moved in. >> they could see that we're alive and we are still trying to be quiet, so finally they start pulling people out and it was just so bad, we had to step over dead bodies. >> while held up up side they pass around one glass of water. he can this is stop thinking about the faces of those people who didn't make it out a live. well, dozens gathered to remember the wet catholic high school graduate kill in it or land owe high school shooting. >> a vigil was hell last night. teachers and student say akyra murray was a stand out student and basketball player. she scored a thousand point in her high school career. akyra made it out of the club when the shooting started but ran back inside to get her cousin. >> she was outing, caring, she was humble. i cannot fine right word to say how great she was. she was a very great person.
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>> so sad, akyra's funeral will be likely next week health. family set up akyra murray memorial fund at citizens bank to pay for funeral expenses. senate will reconvene at 10:00 after a 14 hour long filibuster end overnight. christopher murphy forced action on gun control laws. he says that the senate will be voting on legislation today. earlier in the day pat toomey introduced a bill that with bar suspect terrorist from buying weapons. democrats reject the idea saying it would create too much backlog. the front page of the today's boston globe features ar15 style rifle said make it stop. image of the gun's bullet entry sites also included. both donald trump and hillary clinton are weighing in on gun control. trump wants to meet with the nra to discuss a bill aim at keeping peoples on the fbi terror watch list from keeping guns. clinton wants congress to reinstate the assault weapons
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ban. elsewhere in campaign 2016, bernie zappedders will address his supporters tonight. he is scheduled to make a video address at 8:30 to talk about is what next for his campaign. also a new cbs news poll shows hillary clinton with the six-point lead overdone old trump. it was conducted among registered vote hers who plan to vote in november's general election. still ahead, we will tell but another setback for the revel reopening in atlantic city. also this morning, from alcohol on the boardwalk to pot pot on the pier, legislation one new jersey lawmakers is set to propose today is coming up. also ahead a car burst into flames at a gas station, we will tell you what the driver did just before that fiery blast, we will be right
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back on "eyewitness news" with incredible video, police investigating what cause aid car to burst in the flames at a gas station in rochester new york. take a a lot explosion threw the driver from that car and set his clothes on fire.
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just before this the man filled a gas can and put it into his trunk, and then boom, the explosion. the man had second and third degree burns. new jersey lawmakers says he will introduce a bill to let voters decide to make recreational marijuana legal in atlantic city. democratic assemblyman reid, calls the bill an opportunity for tomorrow, that is po-t short. it will put the question on the in ballot and calls for a 20 percent tax. critics say promoting drug use is not the way to balance the cities books. atlantic city's former revel casino will not be reopening today. city officials say they are slated for inspections and permit before they allow the revel to open up 900 new hotel rooms. the revel was one of four atlantic city casinos to close in 2014 and new owner globe straub bought it, in bankruptcy court. all right. it is 4:43. maybe not the best day for the beach or atlantic city, katie,
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what are you thinking. >> this is one of those days where i say keep umbrella ready to go because we could see a little bit of wet weather anywhere, at anytime. i wouldn't call it a wash out, just one of those days to keep an eye on the radar and certainly if you have heard thunder, walk inside. we are not talking about severe weather threats. so that is good news. you can see certainly wetter has rolled through you can see that sheen on the board here in ocean city but that haze, that is surrounding the boardwalk light here. moisture content is there and we are finding pretty soaking rain come down in spots right now. let go next to storm scan three and show you what is going on. it is scatter. there are spots where we don't have one drop falling but it doesn't mean we will not see anything throughout the day. this will be primarily bringing the brunt of its activity through the morning. our morning rush, unlucky for us is likely to be most impact by it but we could still see a shower or thunderstorm frankly at anytime rest of the day.
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area of low pressure will be streaking south east with time here. so tomorrow we should start to clear things out but in the meantime, we do have to watch out for some scattered showers and or a thunderstorm really throughout the rest of the morning. we will look ahead to 11:00 a.m. there may be decent activity on storm scan and just past lunch hour in the early evening we still have that risk. here's where that area of low pressure will be streaking south, so later tonight if this decide it want to move further are north, it could hit portions of southern new jersey and delaware. we will keep an eye on the radar. regardless we do expect it will be sinking south and through friday we will see more sinking air to clear out these clouds and bring back sunshine. in the meantime today is the day to have the umbrella even though it is scattered if you have a new hair style don't run risk. 76 degrees. possibly a thunderstorm. we will drop down to 61 tonight with lingering showers and a quick check of the seven day because we have got good news coming you here, check out weekend first day of
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summer officially on monday and that is looking fantastic as well. meisha, back over to you. >> music to our ears, katie, thank you. good morning, happy thursday. looking at 95 south at cottman, looking good, looking just as it should right now approaching 59:00 o'clock hour. headlights moving in the southbound direction approaching schuylkill both side of the boulevard looking nice and quiet. vine was closed overnight. it looks like westbound side is just opening right now. westbound vine, good. eastbound side you are still closed give it a couple minutes we will let you know when that clears. construction here in new jersey route 130 at route 322, both directions, two lanes blocked and they will be block until 5:00 a.m. i will let you in he whether that lifts. construction route 42 freeway southbound between route 130 and 2951 lane blocked there and it will be blocked until 5:00 a.m. as well. 295 northbound and southbound between 168, one lane blocked until 5:00 a.m. these construction projects are lifting right around 5:00 a.m. and be aware of it. we have been dealing with the
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gas main repair at route 38 eastbound between route 130 and route 70, two lanes blocked until 6:00 a.m. saturday. also admiral wilson boulevard eastbound two right lanes blocked there also. still ahead on "eyewitness news" inspectors make unsettling recoveries in the prosecution of the popular grocery chain. details just ahead. also ahead disney's new theme park opens up overnight we will tell you where it is and huge amount of people expected to visit, we will be righ
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if you are heading out the door stay updated with katie a's forecast on kyw news radio 1060 and on this forecast 2016 transplant games of america as it all wraps up. olde city district hosting weekly summertime restaurant promotion, we will have details. review of the new animated flick finding dori, check in two, three, four times a day on kyw news radio 1060 on your
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am dial. 4:49. time for a check of business news. >> money watch's jill wagner joins us from the new york stock exchange. jill, stocks fell for a fifth straight day, what are investors watching? >> reporter: it the is all about interest rates, which are staying put for now, so one reason for this, last month's disastrous jobs report that showed hiring is slowing down, fed chair janet yellin says she's in the ruling out raising interest rates at their next meeting in july. fed rates raised for the first time since the financial crisis, nicole and brewer. >> n d.a. is warning whole foods to clean up its kitchen, what is that about. >> reporter: inspectors visited whole foods prep kitchen in boston and uncovered violation like condensation from the roof and pipes drink on to food prep area, and the kitchen makes food for 74 whole foods locations throughout the northeast, whole foods says that it has taken steps to correct the issues.
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hope you are not going to go lose your appetite, nicole and brooke. >> that is rough. >> yes. >> thanks, jill. >> coming up after the break, we will get another check of weather and traffic. >> katie is tracking showers. she will show you when it will clear up though one american park is larger than yellowstone, yosemite, grand canyon and glacier national parks combined. and that's not the only thing you can only find in new york state. ♪ you can find it all only in new york. new york. it's all here. it's only here. plan your summer vacation at
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today is the day we have been looking ahead to as the most unsettled day in the forecast. we will dodge wet weather anytime today. i wouldn't call it a wash out but keep wet weather gear, weather, rain slick error umbrella at the ready at any point because we could see locally steady rain. we already are. we will start off by taking a quick view here on sky scan three where we still got cloud over center city but just off to the west there is pocket of steady rain. so a little damp, you will absolutely notice it feels more muggy walking out the door, wind isn't really all that noticeable at the moment but because it is on shore out
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of the east, it is helping to sort of just draw on the moisture. it is 65, feels like 65, in short just expect it to be muggy. as we look out to western pennsylvania some thunderstorms ignite here west of the alleghenies that will be making its way toward us. we may see thunderstorms with it, any embedded pockets of the rain. we through southwest corner sit in the marginal risk for strong to severe weather today. any thunderstorm that erupt would be producing heavy downpours, gusty win, possibility of small sized hail but you'll not see a heck of a lot of sunshine on get that instability going in spots. generally again it is an unsettled day. we will look ahead to tomorrow, our day of transition back in the nicer pattern. we will see cloud break for sunshine, weekend just looks awesome, you know, perfect weather for dad, meisha and we will kick start summer monday with nice weather too. >> that sound great. >> all good. >> katie, great. thanks very much. blue route southbound mid
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county, looking nice. looking fairly typical for i would say just cracking before 5:00 o'clock hour and typical in the world of traffic, all good things. looking good here on the the blue route. new jersey same story here 42 freeway north bound, early reiser there. we see that right before 5:00. vine we're all good, closed overnight between schuylkill and broad. now east and westbound side are opened and looking good on the vine. new jersey construction route 130 at 322, two lanes blocked until 5:00 a.m. another area route 42 freeway southbound between 130 and 2951 lane blocked there until 5:00 a.m. as well. 295 southbound between route 47 and 168, you have one lane blocked there until 5:00 a.m. as well. a lot of these construction project lifting around 5:00 a.m. i will confirm when they do 95 south between academy road and cottman avenue that left lane is closed, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for bridge inspection. i will tweet this out as well because thinks an area that
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gets really busy and this could slow you down a little bit. starting at 9:00 a.m. i would say that is when morning rush slows down a little bit but even on a thursday that can get busy. brooke, over to you. >> what is expect to be the world's most visited theme park is officially opened. >> new this morning ribbon is cut on shanghai disneyland in china it cost disney $5.5 billion to create this, analyst expect that millions of guest a year. a lot of people compared to 19 million guests at disney world in orlando. >> wow. >> wow, wow, wow. >> um-hmm. >> coming up next on cbs-3 "eyewitness news" see the man wanted for a deadly hit and run. plus a new cancer culprit how your morning cup of coffee could be link to cancer? easy way to avoid the risk. a rookie mistake by carson wentz, find out how eagles quarterback was rescued after getting lock in the bathroom.
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grab an umbrella before you walk out the door, rain returns overnight and we will see more showers this morning. katie times out wet weather and lets you know when the cloud will clear out. also after weeks of debate philadelphia set to become first major city in the united states, to approve a tax on sugary drinks. the key vote scheduled for today and why the taxis not a done deal just yet. president obama head to orlando to help with the healing process after the deadly nightclub massacre. now we are seeing some of the killers chilling facebook posts just minutes before the attack. today is thursday june 6th, event, good morning, i'm brooke thomas. i'm nicole brewer. jim's off today, katie and
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meisha are keeping an eye on things. >> how are the roads looking. >> roads are looking good. we have a hit/run out there that i will tell but but road themselves are okay. we will have more coming up in just a moment. >> this will be one of those mornings where we have to factor weather in to your traffic. yeah, if you get the opportunity, always so hard, on any weekday morning to get your self out the door extra early but this would be one of those days to try to do that because you can see there is action out there on storm scan three, there were pretty heavier storms that rumbled through sussex county overnight, at 1:00 o'clock in the morning. that is what it was but as we look at the sweep right now, we're putting things into motion inn three hour loop at this point we are primarily seeing activity across western suburbs outside of philadelphia just about ready to move its way in to philadelphia county. it is, some spots mostly steady rain and we have certainly seen thunderstorms. i wouldn't be shock to see another thunderstorm here and there we might the see one of those storms turn locally strong but ith


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