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we continue to follow breaking news in south jersey where flames are destroying a home in delanco burlington county. right now we know one person has been taken to the hospital , and our trang do is on the scene and will have a live report coming up. also this morning investigators are tracking gunman who shot a man in the eye and then left him fighting for his life we will tell what you police found in the victim 's hand. we are on storm watch right now storm scan three is showing a massive system that will bring rain, snow, heavy win toss our area katie's here to time it out. today is thursday march 1st, good morning i'm jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. katie and meisha are keeping an eye on things this morning. >> yes, gateway to the weekend so right now things are looking good on the roadways.
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we had a couple accidents. but we have dry roadways for now. >> for now, we are drawing long straw for better of the two commute is here today but later this evening that the rain picks up and with time the wind picks up, snow starts to wrap in, i mean this is, this is an interesting storm system but yeah, talk about the pro verbal calm before the storm we have calm all over the place here with the wind flow. that is absolutely not the way this will look tomorrow this same time as win picks up, this storm intensifies off shore, it will be a monster of a system. so i was joking with our producer vince, yesterday that as march comes in pro verbably like a lion i have been putting in my lion king request for bump music later on today. we are sitting pretty for now. but tomorrow high wind watch takes effect slew of other watches do go in effect as well which we will get to but gusts tomorrow do not discount this wind. those gusts will peak as high as 60 miles an hour and then
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precipitation side of things where we are going to be dealing with heavy rain and eventually some snow. looking at storm scan, currently nothing to track. a-okay for now. if you plan to be outside all day would i walk outside with the umbrella because that rain does pick up later this afternoon inn especially tonight that is also when the wind starts to pick up. it is still mild in the meantime up to 57 degrees, lots of detail, later, meisha. >> wonderful, katie, thank you so much. happy thursday everyone. so yeah in the world of travel then so far so good of course we have nice dry roadways right new we are looking at i-95 at betsy ross and we are seeing levels change ever so slightly. they typically do once we crack at 5:00 o'clock hour. ninety-five pushing in the southbound direction near betsy ross this is even slightly heavier then what we typically see as we just crack in the 5:00 o'clock hour. we will see what happens. that is i-95. boulevard looking great pushing in the southbound direction we are looking good there.
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construction, we have it on the schuylkill west bun between south street and the vine, come on there we go right lane is compromised. as we typically see these backups this early in the morning around condition trucks site reason why we are seeing that because crews are clearing it out of the way right now coming to a full stop like right now and then it moves out of the way and completely disappears van i canes in to thin air until we see momentum build later toward 6:00 o'clock hour. right now crews are just starting to get this moved out of your way. jim and rahel. back over to you. thanks, meisha. we are following breaking news in burlington county one person is hospitalized after a house fire in delanco, township. >> "eyewitness news" reporter trang do just arrived on the scene, trang do, good morning, what are you seeing. >> well, rahel and jim still a very active scene here. we will get out of the way so you can see what is going on just plumes of smoke still blowing out of this home. you can see crew is still out
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here. minutes ago the fire was flaring backup. second floor and out of the roof, we saw flames, but fire fighters are taking care of that right new but take a look at this video of heavy fire coming from the home just a few hours ago this call came out just after 3:00 this morning on the 600 block of hickory street in delanco. now fire fighters arrived to find flames shooting through the roof, and paramedics took one person to the hospital, the accident of their injuries is still unknown but neighbors tell us the fire moved extremely fasten gulfing this home in just minutes. >> it came from the back, it looks like it was on the porch or something and then it spread up to the side of the upstairs and came out the whole front of the house right out the door and then it was just melting. it looked like the fire was still going, i had the water going. >> reporter: you can see right now, fire fighters heading up that ladder, still so much, to go on and back have the fire just flared up again there on
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that first floor roof that you can see, lots going on here at delanco this is hickory street and walnut, so if you are in the area definitely avoid this area there are fire trucks and crews every where as fire fighters try no knock down this fire. for now we are live in delanco i'm trang do for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> trang do, thank you. still a active scene. in other news in northeast fill a man is fighting for his life, after he was shot in the face. police were called just before 10:00 last night to the 1500 block of, ruann street in the frankford section of the city where they found the victim like in the parking lot of the used car dealership. >> based on witness accounts they say a male walk up to the victim and then from point blank range just fired multiple shots. what is interesting about this particular shooting is when police found the victim, laying in the parking lot, he
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had a gun in his hand. >> doctors say it is in the likely victim will, survive the shooter still has in the been caught. women is eject from her car during a violent crash in atlantic county this happened just before 7:30 on waymouth road and hamilton township. she say lexus was split in half after hitting the utility pole month. man did suffer serious injuries. police are working to figure the cause of the crash. president trump has been in office for just 13 months but his white house has seen high profile departure latest communications director hope hicks. it came just one day after hicks testified before the house intelligence committee. sources say she admitted to telling what she called white lies, on behalf of the president. cbs news reports that the president was angered by that admission, it is not clear when hicks will make her but it is expect to be in the next few weeks. margaret brennan's at the white house with more on the resignation, you can see her live reports coming up at 7:00 g
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airs right here after "eyewitness news" this morning on cbs-3. president trump is surprising republicans and democrats alike for his tough talk on gun control. the president met with members of the congress yesterday to discuss ways to prevent school shootings, the president had a brief testy exchange with pennsylvania senator patrick toomey, senator toomey proposed expanding background checks. >> it doesn't make sense to have wait until 21 to get a handgun but get this weapon at 18. i don't know. i'm just curious as to what you did in your bill. >> we didn't address it, mr. president. >> you know why because you air frayed of the nra. >> my reservation about it is vast majority of the 18, 19, 20 years old in pennsylvania, who have, a rifle or a shotgun they are not afraid of anyone they are law abiding citizens. >> president trump suggested arming teach tours prevent school shootings, we will have much more in a live report at 5:30. retailers are changing the
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way they sell guns, dick's sporting goods and wal-mart announced they are raising the age required to purchase firearms to 21. dick's is also ending the sale of assault style weapons at field and stream stores and will no longer sell large capacity magazines. well, jurors will continue deliberating fate of allentown married he had pawlowski, case went to the jury yesterday morning, the demies facing charges including fraud, bribe ry, attempted extortion and lies to the fbi, prosecutors say that he traded city contracts for campaign money, pawlowski's defense attorney says his lawyer is 100 percent innocent. pennsylvania governor tom wolf calling on state representative nick milk rel i to step down. they are accusing him of sexual assault, and physical abuse. the accusers include a state official and political consultant n a complaint they say he threatened to kill one of them and forced other to have sex after breaking up. he called on the state house of, representatives to start a state house of representatives to start an investigation
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which it has now done. >> house acted swiftly they took the allegations extremely swiftly and their par mount concern as is ours is the security of our client. >> i think that the clients are extraordinarily strong women and i think they are eager for resolution with the house. >> they declared request for on camera interview, did he however say in a statement i can tell you there is in the a stitch of truth to any of it, this time me too has gone too far. i'm running for reelection and i will be vindicated. great chance to see one of the america's greatest battleships. >> you can tour battleship new jersey for half the price from 9:30 to 3:00 the fire power tour will highlight the weapons systems. the ship's famous 16-inch guns and newly reinstalled, glock 40 gun served in the u.s. in world war two and korean war. battleship new jersey is on the camden waterfront. up next a warning to residents in our area, we will tell you where thieves have been using atm skimmers. also ahead much of the
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country is experiencing severe weather that includes out west where residents are still reeling from deadly mud slide, two months ago. snow fell in london yesterday but not all picturesque across the pond we will tell you where residents are put on alert because of dangerous winter weather. >> ♪ >> not that we ever necessarily need an excuse to listen to the sound track of lion king but, we have tracking a big storm with heavy winds, rain and snow. yeah, march coming in like a lion. her forecast is coming up neck
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today marks first day of meteorological spring but sure does not look like it in, london right now where the beast from the east is hitting britain very hard. 3 inches of snowfall it ace lieutenant for folks in central london. >> i'm trying not to let it effect my life.
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>> in london we have so many buildings. so normally snow like this, melts really quickly. >> she says she's trying not to let ate affect her life. forecasters say the weather will stick around for a few more days. snowball fights don't happen very often, in dublin, ireland the country is bracing for war blizzard in more than 30 years. 15 inches of snow is expected in the next couple days, a rare red weather alert is in effect until tomorrow. parts of the this country getting hit by severe weather as well. we have had heavy rains causing massive flooding in central, southern states. >> now people on the west coast are preparing for for more problems, here's correspondent john lawrence. >> reporter: severe storms produce devastating flood in louisville, kentucky, residents like andrew master son check on their businesses, the only way that they can. by boat. >> or in the center of harris creek right now, and it is, i
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guess it is about 15 feet high , and where it normally is >> reporter: states of emergency have been declared in indian, missouri and ohio, and flash flood warnings are in effect for numerous states through thursday, including lou san, oklahoma, texas and arkansas. over in michigan, major damage >> this is my bat room, oh, my god. oh, my god. this was a brand new refrigerator, look, the water, look. >> reporter: at least three flood related deaths have been reported thus far. meanwhile in southern california, a different kind of meteorological concern: mud slide. there is a new evacuation warning for people in areas still recovering from january 's mud slides, that killed 21 people and destroyed more than 100 homes. >> if you are going stay you will be isolated upward of two
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to three weeks so you have to be able to do that because we're working through the disaster itself and we may or may not be able to respond. >> reporter: john lawrence for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". katie we're talking about a storm of our own around here >> we absolutely are. this storm system has a lot of detail and just location based impact but we will start things off by getting you outside here to a live look at our neighborhood network where it is very, very calm outside and we still have a clear view included are starting to build but it is tranquil, win has in the pick up, precipitation isn't here but here is storm system in question or at lee one piece of it, lots of moisture working its way north this will spread in the afternoon and then this kessal low does develop and intensifies off shore so that is going to get wind to crank up and cold air behind it to how for eventual change over to snow and yes there will be a change over to snow and it could thump pretty hard with the heavy wet snow in the
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poconos. winter storm watch posted there starting tomorrow morning for, a couple of inches which we will get to of snowfall, coastal flood advisory for tomorrow morning for most of the delaware and certainly shore towns along new jersey's coastline these wind gusts guys could be easily peeking up to 50 to 60 miles an hour, is there a high win watch in effect regional wide that is not even location based. these are bullet points. i love this graphic because you can pick out your area and see what you will fine. it is a rain, turning heavy, through tonight and good portion of the tomorrow with very strong wind that will pick up and it does turn over to a very brief burst of snow on the tail end but don't expect much accumulation out of. that maybe a quick coating, but that is it. in delaware, new jersey just rain and strong wind and in the poconos you could see five or more inches of snow. we could have a good thump and most over achieving robust models pegs us at double that amount. so you are really looking at
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decent burst of snow in place that is they want it up in the poconos. lets switch forward beyond friday into saturday skies are starting to clear, still very windy, out but at lee weekend is drying out and clearing out come monday, deep breath, meisha it is quiet, finally. >> i know we have to get to the weekend. it sounds like we will get rainy affecting both commutes but letting out the door on this thursday morning we are looking good. might as well enjoy it while we have it. 309 at turnpike looking good in terms of the volume. same story at 95 at the airport. we are building levels ever so slightly but overall we are still looking good. as we look in the other direction i-95 south around betsy ross we are seeing it pick up in that direction. we have construction here schuylkill west between south street and vine right lane was compromised and then bumper to bumper conditions as crew where is clearing that out of the way. they are gone now. we are looking good. building normal volume levels for thursday morning but everything is cleared, in terms of the construction there. we do however have an accident
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here in southampton a vehicle hit a pole char lieutenant avenue is closed at davisville road so use an alternate, stall road is going to be your best bet but i like to say if you can avoid it, you will want to construction on i-95 later at 9:00 a.m. between broad street and walt whitman bridge. northbound between 9:00 a.m. and noon, southbound between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and as we all know this area gets very business, rahel and jim, back over to you. meisha, thank you. now for a look at newspaper headlines across the region. >> in the times herald authorities apprehended the alleged kill shore gunned down two men early on monday on chain street in norristown. a 20 year-old has been charged with two counts of the first degree murder. suspect reportly admitted that the shooting was a result of the botched drug deal. from the trentonian, residents moving forward with the proposal to launch two entertainment districts. one in the heart of the downtown while other is in the robeling section of the city.
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hope to attract different types of restaurants, jazz clubs, art galleries for district. in the mercury chester county fire chiefs association has launched a new volunteer recruitment and awareness campaign promoting volunteerism and encouraging residents to become a fire fighter, fire police or emt. >> that is a look at newspaper headlines around the delaware and lehigh valleys. up next, a play everyone will be likely talking about today and left one nba player feeling embarrassed. and later gunfire inside a georgia school send students and staffers running in the panic, we will tell you who is in custody more and more student debt is keeping people from doing what they love. (horn sound)
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welcome back. >> in college hoops villanova initial to overtime. here's don bell with the morning sports. >> the word ditto comes to mind fourth ranked villanova visiting seton hall both coming off overtime games on saturday night. wildcats trying to avoid back to back losses for first time in five years. to the prudential center in north jersey and we will go straight to overtime, phil booth from distance, drain owe , he had seven. nova up by three. later on nova beating press, look at passing, sharing, caring, bridges had 23 points. nova goes up by five. then, jaylen brownson, was slowed in the first half but here, in overtime at end of the second half, as well, he was clutch, he had 14 points overall, nova escapes with a
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69-68w, on the road. temple visiting u-conn first half obi driving, strong in the paint, he had 15 points to lead temple. owls up by two at the half. in the second jaylen adams coming alive for huskies he had 25 points, u-conn also made 11, three's, temple loses by six. lasalle, hosting dayton shout out to senior bj johnson , he went to lower merion high school, balling in this game, been great, 27 points, second half more from lasalle, tony washington with two hands, he had 14. the explorers cruised 71-53. hey both sixers and flyers in action tonight, sixers, visiting cleveland, and lebron while red hot flyers host hurricanes at the center. that is all for sports, i'm don bell, have a great day
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so that is houston rockets james harden who fakes leslie johnson right out of his shoes before hitting a three. shot made it 31-seven last night in houston. he doesn't know what johnson was doing so he gave him a stair down before draining the three pointer. rockets beat clippers, for houston's 14th straight win. coming up next, on "eyewitness news" we will tell you is what inside those chic swag bags handed out at the oscars this sunday, jan. tough talk on guns, president trump shocks lawmakers on both side of the aisle and pushes for measures that would strengthen gun control, coming up, the local law maker he calls out in the process, accusing him of being scared of the nra, rahel. jan, jewelry store robbery has police searching for a suspect who threatened to have a bomb we will tell what you they found in the vehicle whole we come right
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good morning, here's what you need to know to start your day in the morning minute, today thursday, march 1st:
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>> reporter: heavy fire coming from the home. still a very active scene here plumes of smoke still pouring out of this home on hickory street, in delanco, new jersey shot in the eye. a man with the gun is found injured in the parking lot of an auto dealership. president trump talking tough on guns, with top lawmakers. >> it doesn't make sense that i have to wait until i'm 21 to get a handgun but i can get this weapon at 18 so i'm just curious as to what you did in your bill. >> we didn't address it, mr. president. >> you know why because you are afraid of the nra. >> fab four made their debut in the royal engagement in london, what the young royals charities of choice. >> pretty tied up with planning a wedding at the moment. >> and hopefully the weather will be warmer on may 19th. >> and other people you do not see for a month but does that em


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