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>> now at noon your favorite store or restaurant may be closed today as some immigrant workers are off the job. they're taking part in the national day without immigrants protest. that is voluntary work stoppage to show just how vital imigrants are to america's day-to-day life. good afternoon, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. "eyewitness news" reporter joe holden live on ninth and
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washington in south fill which more on the message and the impact. joe, good afternoon. >> reporter: rahel, jim, good afternoon, what started as social media campaign has certainly materialized here, in south philadelphia this afternoon. we see along this group of businesses here on ninth street practically everyone of these businesses cents is closed, again, the social media campaign really a grass root campaign, materializing here this afternoon, everybody here appearing to be a participation if the day caught immigrants. we've seen the signs on businesses reminding patrons why they are closed. there are dozens and dozens of stores, restaurants, and other places closed at this noon hour across south philadelphia. now, let me show you what it was like just yesterday at this moment, in a restaurant at south and federal, the kitchen staff as you can clearly see very busy, prepping for lunch hour crowd, but not today. the work force behind these mom and pop businesses is striking for one day,
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demonstrating opposition to the trump administration, well publicized position of a crack-down on illegal immigrants and undocumented workers. they're also voicing displeasure onto other items, other items that the president made hallmarks of his campaign, name lip, effort to build a wall. now, of course, protests are planned throughout the day. this work stoppage, the one day stoppage, will last only this thursday, these businesses will of course open again in the morning come friday, but we will be following the latest on these demonstrations, count on continuing coverage starting at 5:00 on cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> live in south philadelphia, joe holden, guys, we send it back to you. >> joe, see you then, thank you. president trump is expected to name his new nominee for secretary of labor shortly. this as democrats push for further investigations the former national security advisor michael flynn's conversations with russian officials, now president trump however claiming real problem is the leaking of classified information. craig boswell now with more from the white house.
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>> we are going to find the leak. they'll pay a big price for leaking. >> president trump has declared war against people leaking classified information to the press, tweeting this morning, the spotlight has finally been put on the low life leak ers. they will be caught. national security investors michael flynn was forced to resign after press reports revealed flynn misled the american people and vice president pence about conversations he had with russia's ambassador to the u.s. i think it is very, very unfair what has happened to general flynn, the way he was treated, and the documents, and papers that were illegall illegally, i stress that, illegally leaked. >> the president is reportedly considering appointing steven fine berg, fellow new york billionaire, to lead review of us intelligence agencies. congressional republicans also taking up the president's mandate it find the leak ers and prosecute them. >> the leak to the press are out pacing the information to congress right now. >> thursday morning the heads of two house committees sent a letter to the department of justice and inspector general
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asking for immediate investigation into whether classified material was mishandled. but, in a separate letter, senate democrats say attorney general, jeff sessions, a former advisor to the trump campaign, should recuse himself and appoint special council to investigate what general flynn did who knew about it and when. >> if this trail leads to the oval office, the person investigating that trail should not be the same person who helped put president trump there. >> the president dismissed those concerns thursday, tweeting, that democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election and so badly that they made up a story. russia, fake news. craig boswell, for cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> a new jersey judge has ruled criminal complaint against governor chris christie over the bridgegate scandal can go forward. misconduct complaint filed by civilian, accuses christies from closing lanes on the george washington bridge back in 2013 to punish democratic mayor who did not endorse him. the governor has de mid any
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wrong-doing, he is scheduled to appear in municipal court march 10 for a criminal summons. >> just short time ago pennsylvania attorney general held press conference, for heroin seize in the several drug bust cents across the state including here in philadelphia. attorney general josh shapiro says narcotics investigation led to major arrest in the city's juniata section. police seized more than 120 grams of heroin that could have possibly been sold across the city. shapiro talked about the importance of getting those drugs off the street. >> i want to put what's on this table in some perspective for you. it represents it is 125 grams of heroin, and to put that in perspective, 125 grams of heroin would have yielded 4,166 doses of heroin. >> now, that suspect arrested in the heroin bus faces drug trafficking and other related charges. >> well, a driver is dead following an early morning crash on a busy road in delaware county. chopper three over route 322
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near i-95 in upper chichester, authorities say this tractor-trailer and smaller vehicle collided shortly after 5:30 this morning, the driver of the car was killed. the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. >> one of the eastbound lanes near the accident scene is still closed at this hour. >> a fast moving fire in the grays ferry section of the city sends five people to the hospital, including three children. the fire broke out just after 5:00 this morning on the 50000 block of south etting street. people who lived in the house were able to escape. one man suffered burns. three children who live in the neighborhood were taken to children's hospital because of smoke inhalation. >> when they finally found the fire in the smoking street, when they found the fire they attack it on the first floor, and leading up to the second floor. >> now that home and neighboring home were damaged. the cause of the fire this noon is still under investigation. >> well, the wait is over in delaware county. the wawa store in chaddsford is now telling pay tons to slider a chair, maybe crack
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open a beer or two. >> this is no ordinary wawa, doors to the new one after kinds are now open. doors have been closed for renovations since january. >> today is our first day of selling beer in pennsylvania at any wawa. >> store on naman's creek road in chaddsford is whole new experience for local patrons. >> i think it is awesome to be able to come in, get a hoagie, get a beer, a pretzel, a beer, something like that, convenience around here, it is pretty awesome. >> wawa still offers its signature subs, coffee bar and fuels. but now a new walk in beer cool is her chapping g the game. >> i'm so excited i can buy beer in pennsylvania at a wawa. i can't believe it. it is wonderful. great selection. great assortment. i got two craft beers for my son. he will be thrilled. i'll let him know why he will come to this wawa to get beer in the future. >> single serve and six packs of locally brewed beers are now for stale, also the first wawa in the region offer restaurant style seating for up to 30 people. >> this is as much about seating and the opportunity
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for having a hoagie, having a coffee like you see customers already, and we're going to test and learn that and potentially roll seating out in a bigger way long-term. >> i have a feeling it is going to become a very popular wawa. if you are planning a visit though don't forget your i.d. wawa ceo says doesn't matter if you're 21 or 101, you will be cashed dollars for any beer sales. >> it may seem chilly but not for long. in for weekend warm up. it is a big one. katie fehlinger live in the cbs-3 skydeck with a case of spring that's on the way, katie? >> it is on the way. obviously not here just yet, jim, but i would suspect that a lot of the home and garden stores around the area will be very, very busy this upcoming weekend, since we are expecting little taste of april in the days ahead. but for now, you have some intermittent clouds, sunshine, overall pleasant day, for mid-february standards, nothing terribly harsh but the wind is noticeable, when it gets going. and with that said, we take you on out to storm scan3, at the moment, isn't reporting much of anything.
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say for the limb speckles showing up, more than anything just finding some clouds, here at the surface none of what looks like precipitation on the radar is very filing. a look at the actual feels like temperatures, factoring in the winds, guys, so these are the values i want you to use when you are getting your accessories ready to go to head out the door t feels more like the 20's, not single digits up in the mountains right now, but chilly beginning to the afternoon regardless. 38 degrees currently in philly at the international airport w that chilly northwest winds. meanwhile as the day progresses, still expecting temperatures to be pretty choice to average, mid 40's, officially northwest wind is the xfactor, but do stay dry coming up again a nice taste of spring down the road here. i'll let you know which day will be the warmest and how long that stretch of mild weather will last. guys? >> well thank you so much, katie. there is still a chance to get rich quick. no one has a winning number for powerball. >> that's why you and i are still here. the jackpot will be more than 340 million when the numbers are drawn against saturday
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>> unveiled this banner today. concert promoter invites bands to get their garth on by posting pictures to social media with the hashtag garth in philly, performing four shows here at the end every march like we told but yesterday at noon, tickets on sale now and are had note demand. very nice yesterday. police are is her clinic for three sus pet perks. take a look at the surveillance video. men are seen ramming their car into whole sale, south seventh . the men broke in, stuffed a bag and their pockets with undisclosed amount of cash. held up traffic outside to make the plea. police want you to contact them if you recognize these men or have any information. >> this man accused of robbing two elderly women in east oaklane earlier this month.
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man allegedly followed the pair as think walked on the 6600 block of north six street. mitt say he pushed them to the ground, and made off with their purses. the suspect drove away in a red buick sedan, with a partial pennsylvania tag of jeh. >> remember jeremy, the so-called hit fill on. now the 33 year out of jail after his gun possession, you can say he is walking the straight and narrow and on the runway. signed by modeling agency on the basis of his mugshot. part of the new york fashion week, called it epic, and said he would like to keep doing it. >> well, coming up: dancing dads from our area are now the latest of viral videos. still ahead on "eyewitness news." >> see what some fathers will do for their daughters. this is a story of shameless love coming up. katie? >> it would appear so. folks, we've got what promises
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to be a very, very nice weekend coming up here. looking great for your outdoor plans, it is a three day weekend for many of you. i think that will continue into monday. but a nice little taste of april comes our way. just how high those temperatures will climb right after the break.
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>> proud day for all of us, our ukee wash has been designated as living legend by the city of philadelphia. ukee is one of three local broadcasters, chosen for this
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honor this year. sit council recognized him this morning for his contributions in the media. today's special ceremony part of black history month celebration. congratulations, ukee. >> well done. >> we've known he's been living legend for years. >> listen, anyone who has ever been out to lunch or coffee with ukee knows he is a living legend. >> like pandemonium. >> like the mayor, baby shaking hands left and right. >> indeed. >> congratulations. >> genuine as a man as he appears on camera, certainly is in person. well done, well deserved. >> welshing i brought some nice weather for our friends ukee and everybody else, too, yes, little present for the upcoming holiday weekend. how about it? looks great though. if you have any outdoor plans scheduled you're looking good. we have high pressure on our side in the days ahead here, no major storm systems in site any time soon. again the nice warming trends that's going to come along with the forecast, so let's take you back in time here. actually start things off by going on out to our handy dandy calendar, that shows us whether we've been above
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average, eaked out average day, or been below. and still looking more than anything else like it is above average month of february thus far, the one that continues to stand out though is the day that we had rid before that snowstorm, or lack thereof snow, ended upcoming in here where we were talking 70s in handful of spots. quite few new ones for the records. yesterday even still almost 10 d today, we're getting dose of reality. it is coming in part because of this guy. area of low pressure developed, if you recall yesterday, we had disturbance to the north, disturbance to the south. two have now created this guy. again, atlantic canada, toward northern new england, getting in on the snow right now, same way canada at this point, see the wrap around moisture, chill being sent in from that counter clockwise area around low pressure, keeping the temperatures little more where they should be and also keeping the winds kicks in for the rest of the day, meanwhile watching high pressure build back in, skies will clear nicely going to see the air sing down, also the winds ease
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up. friday while it is still on the cool side looks real nice, then gets theme going into the upcoming weekend sigh high pressure lift in, build east, start to get more of southerly wind flow, not necessarily windy conditions but the southerly wind fly helping to bring in some warmth, and sunshine over the course of the weekend here is a look at current win gusts, finding them into the 30's, handful of spots as we had anticipated. that will blow your hat off your held, thankfully not the kind of really vicious winds like we had on earlier this week, maybe if this is your trash day you have to go is search for your garbage can at the end of the day, hopefully not too many issues. live neighborhood network, little hint of left over snow still outside pleasant valley, more clouds than anything here at this point in time see these clouds coming through intermittently, even out to beach patrol headquarters in margate, updated shot, a lot of sunshine reflecting off open water. you can tell there is definitely brighter sky down near the shore point.
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temperatures meantime currently standing mid to upper 30's, low 40's at the a.c. airport, immediate shore line, upper 30s, i expect we will top off at pretty typical daytime high here in philly of about 43 degrees or so, meanwhile ocean temperature chilly polar plunge coming up in sea isle this weekend, 43, as i mention for the expected hi, wind though knock 10 degrees off that's how it will feel. head into tonight still under couple of patchy clouds, 26 degrees, as we move forward here, here comes the good stuff. take look. saturday but the full, big warm up, flirting with 60. sunday my personal favorite, 64 degrees, still in the sunshine and long weekends for president's day if you are lucky enough to have three day weekend, gorgeous, continues with a high of 60 still sunny on monday. you dot not plan this better if you tried. >> we will be there! >> thanks, katie, appreciate it. in tonight's taste with tori, you will meet a 11 year old boy named leo. >> leo is a spirited home chef who loves to cook with his mom
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and sister, and is cooking, that's really become a happy habit in their house with many added benefits because leo has autism. >> i kind of describe it sort of like having adhd -- he was very interested in cooking so it was one of the only ways i could engage him. >> no in -- now in their house they don't see autism they just see leo. vittoria not only had a seat at their dinner table but a recipe from the cook book his mom wrote and said she was inspired by with cooking with leo, and the dietary restrictions, served with big helping of mother's love tonight at 11:00 here on cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> looking forward to it. >> see what happens when fathers from our area go to their daughter's ballet class.
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and didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to tie all that space together. with an open floor plan, you need to separate it with furniture. bassett had everything that we needed. fabric combinations marry the rooms together. having someone with bassett has been invaluable. we could've never dreamed up this room without bassett.
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>> are you planning to do a little shopping over the long president's day weekend? well, many stores will be having sales, i ' tell you some of the best deals that you can find. and, then tonight on "eyewitness news" at of governor chris christie shows no brotherly love for philadelphia once again, what he is saying about the city and his fans this time around. >> now some pretty inspiring images that will likely leave you smiling. >> dads dance with their daughter and show off some sophisticated moves, won't you say? northeast philadelphia, posted theme videos of their cathy and daughter ballet class,
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valentine day. take a look to look at this. so sweet. some people would be embarrased maybe to watch dad dance with these young ballerinas loved it, so did millions of other people who check it out on line, way too go dads. >> real men dance with their daughters. >> with tutu's. >> with specially tutu's. >> so true. you have to have the tutu. >> he has got a jump there, that guy. >> that's "eyewitness news" for today at noon. i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. for katie and all of us here, thanks for watching. "eyewitness news" continues at 5:00. we are always on line at have a great day everyone. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ #
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