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breaking news, fire rips through new castle apartment complex and reaches two alarm, one person is rushed to the hospital. a new york city police department in mourning after two of their own are ambushed and killed. coming up what we're learning about the suspect. >> and playoff hopes dwindle for the eagles after a disappointing lost to washington. we'll have reaction from the team and fans straight ahead. today is sunday, december 21, good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer. 6:00 on the dot. let's get a check on the forecast with carol. it has been feeling like winter phorology. >> forever. have we ever seen the sun? i don't think we've seen the sun in month. and it looks like we've got clouds to start the day, again today, it is still fall out there, in case you wanted to enjoy the last minute of it,
we have winter starting at 66:03 p.m. we have 32 degrees, and that's the temperature in center city. this is also the temperature at the palmyra cove nature park in new jersey overlooking the delaware and looking at the lights in philadelphia. the one good thing about the last couple of days, the winds have been light. and that's certainly made it feel a lot more comfortable than could have. storm scan3, looking at the wide view, philadelphia covered with some clouds, some little bit of couple of flurries as you go out toward the center of the state. but otherwise it, looks like we've got quiet day on tap for us today. thirty-one out in allentown, 27 in reading, it is 32 out at the airport in philadelphia, and 26 in millville, 28 degrees in atlantic city. we've been dealing with temperatures like that, and with the slight amount of wind that we have it, feels several degrees colder than the actual air temperature. now, we do expect quiet weather as we go through the noon hour, about 39 degrees, by 3:00 p.m., partly sunny, 41, it will be warmer than it was yesterday, yesterday we
stopped at 35 chilly degrees, today we should be doing little bit better than, that and the computer model says we should be finding little sunshine moving on through the afternoon hours. we'll see. i'm pessimistic at this point. but we've got week coming up that gets mild and wet. we'll talk about that coming up. >> carol, thank you. breaking right now, crews are on the scene of multiple alarm fire at apartment complex in new castle county, delaware. it all started around 2:30 this morning, here on the 200 block of harvard drive in claymont. you can see the flames just spread through several floors before firefighters could get it under control. we're also told one person has been taken to the hospital. but no word yet on their condition. stay with "eyewitness news" as we continue to gather more information from the scene of that fire. philadelphia police re ponds to shoot nag local bar, and the officers themselves are met with gunfire. they say it started at the domestic dispute magee on's
club in the holmesburg neighborhood. one graded by bullet and expected to be okay. during the investigation another man armed with two guns walked up and shot a single round in the direction of the officers. >> the other guy coming here with police lights on, and lot of police cars at this location, and the male comes in there with two guns, one in his hand, and fires a shot, because obviously hit one of us or one of the witnesses. >> now, it is unclear why that second gunman opened fire. he was arrested without further incident. meanwhile, the first gunman who fired inside that bar is still on the loose. >> well, a day of sorrow for the new york city police department after two of their own are ambushed by gunman in brooklyn. that suspect then turned the gun on himself. cbs news correspondents win i gillette report. >> hundreds of new york city police officers saluted an ambulance, caring one of their fallen brothers, as it left a brooklyn hospital. police say a man identified as
28 year oldies may he will princely walk to up this patrol car and shot two officers in the head, execution style, saturday afternoon. >> they were quite simply assassinated, targeted for the uniform. >> the suspect ran to nearby subway station where he shot and killed himself. police say he was on the run after shooting and injury his exgirlfriends in baltimore saturday morning. they believe he posted to her instagram account just three hours before killing the officers. the caption reads: i'm putting wings on pigs today. they take one of ours, let's take two of theirs. shoot the police rip eric garner, rip mike brown. >> this may be my final post. the shooting in brooklyn's bedford neighborhood happened in front after housing project, just two minutes after the nypd received a fax from baltimore police warning them that he may be head today new york. >> every new yorker should feel they, too, were attacked, our entire city was attacked
by this haneous individual. >> the officers identified as 40 year old ralph yet ramos, who leaves behind wife and 13 year old son, and 32 year owned win ju married two months ago, on special a seenment hoping control crime in housing projects. in brooklyn, new york, wendy gillette, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". now, after that initial report, the philadelphia police department issued a statement saying quote we continually reiterate officer's safety any time an officer is killed in the line of duty. this is >> this a horrible act of terror and intentionally murdering police officer not the way to solve anything. >> in recent weeks we've seen more protests against police but most have remained peaceful. dozens gathered again last night at the king of prussia interrupting shoppers during the busy holiday weekends, marched with signs, staged die-in calling for ends to police brutality in wake of the grand jury decision in ferguson and new york.
>> what is a journey ... what goes on in this country ... >> now, earlier in the day, dozens of people including some students, also marked down city avenue echoing their message of social justice. >> well this weekend community in montgomery county is remembering the victims of last week's killing spree. prayers were said for nicole stone and five members of her family in harleysville. they were killed by nicole's ex-husband, bradley stone, at three locations in montgomery county monday. stone was found dead in the woods near his home in pennsburg on tuesday. the cause of his death is still under investigation. meanwhile, philadelphia police say they're investigating the death after suspected home intrude nerve wissinoming. it happened on the 6100 block of vandike street saturday morning. the homeowner says he and his nephew confronted the 23 year old man in the garage, and struggled with him during that struggle the suspect hit his head and died. the homeowner says the suspect
was in the garage trying to steel tools. >> philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to ida man hospitalized after a choking incident. that man was admitted to temple university hospital on december 12th. now, police say, he choke on some food, lost consciousness, and was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. he is not regained consciousness since. neither the police nor hospital staff has been able to identify him. so, please, if you recognize this man, seen on your screen here, please call police. that was quite a game, wasn't it, after falling to washington yesterday, the eagles chances for post-season is hanging on by a thread. eyewitness sports director beasley reese breaks down the disappointing lost. >> turnovers grounded the eagles again. they had a chance to put pressure on the cowboys in the race for the nfc eels. but it was desean jackson and rgiii making enough plays to beat the birds. here we go. game tide in the final two minute, eagles with the ball, mark sanchez through behind
journey maclin. washington got the interception at their own 42. that set up four for the game winner, 26 yarder. so the eagles just about out of the playoffs on life support. final score, 27-24. >> you're not going to win a football game that way. left them on the field too many times third down where we got penalties, extends drives, you felt like you had to stop. but 13 penalties and two turnovers isn't going to win a football game in this league. you battle back, end up tying the game at 24, but we didn't do enough good things to win, 13 penalties, missed two goals, turnovers, not enough to win a football game. >> leslie van arsdale at the game, reaction from disappointed fans and players. >> e-a-g-l-e-s. >> fans who made the trip to washington were so optimistic, and expectations very high, the eagles playing a so-so washington team, but again,
turnovers hurt them. and nearly perfect codey park i missed two field goals. >> disappointed but go birds, looking forwards to next season. >> we're not happy about it at all, you know, parky, unfortunate for park, and you know, i know he is a rookie, but, god -- >> i'm human, things happen. i mean, great snap, great hold, great protection, obviously just miss hit the ball little bit. one of those wish could you get back. >> bad, real bad, just every game, you know can't win games like that. specially in critical situation. >> three weeks ago, you know, sitting pretty. and now you know we need a lot of stuff to happen. we don't have nobody to blame but ourselves. >> now the eagles need a lot of help starting with dallas losing on sunday. leslie van arsdale, eyewitness sports. >> could boys win, eagles are done for the season. if they lose, to the colts,
well, the birds will have one slim chance at a post-season, birds beat the giant, hope redskins beat the cowboys. i'm beasley reese for eyewitness sports. >> all right, it is 6:10 right now. north korea responds to allegations that it is behind the sony hack. still ahead on "eyewitness news", what their government is proposing the united state should do now. plus, @ maze inningly close call all caught on camera. officer narrowly escapes after fed ex truck slams into his cruiser. and, men versus women. when it comes to the flu, why new research says men get sicker. health reporter stephanie stahl has that story. >> and winter arrives today. but will we see a warm up in the temperatures? what that means for christmas eve and potential travel troubles this holiday. carol returns with the latest coming up next.
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ask your doctor about stelara®. take look at this, two dozen people were hurt after a mega bus slid off indianna highway and rolled onto its side. the bus was traveling from chicago to atlanta. sixty-eight people were on board. investigators believe the bus' speed and wintery conditions may have contributed to that crash. >> another scary scene on georgia freeway after a fed ex truck slams into a police car. take a look. an off ever got out of his car
during a traffic stop and that's when the truck barrels into his cruiser. rescue crews had to extract the driver from that truck. his condition is unknown. the police officer wasn't seriously hurt, and there were no other reported injuries. >> well, north korea says it is not responsible for the cyber attack on sony, but the white house isn't buying it. government officials stand by the f.b.i.'s conclusion that north korea is to blame. that country's foreign ministry has proposed joint investigation into the attack. now, the hack exposed tens of thousands of emails and business files and the christmas day release of the movie the interview was canceled. >> meanwhile, keeping president castro says his country will not abandon the idea to struggle for in order to improve relations with the united state. castro spoke to cuba's parliament. meantime in miami, hundreds of cuban americans rallied protesting president obama's plan. well, the first family is now enjoying their holiday break-in hawaii. the obama's arrived in
honolulu saturday morning. they'll be there for about two weeks. it is an annual tradition for the family beginning before their time in the white house. there are no official events on the president's schedule. so, just a lot of time with his family. good times for us this time of year. carol, good morning to you. >> yes, plans for a loft people. we are maybe not such good weather, but with the family. we're looking at the ben franklin bridge. it is not bad. you know what, it is typical. it is cloudy out there. it is cold. it is the last day of fall. and then winter starts tonight. so it is the last portion of fall for this go around. we have other fall's ahead of us, certainly hopeful of that. let's take a look out in reading. we have 34 degrees, winds of nothing, and love that, because that will certainly make these temperatures feel just as they are, and not colder than that, which is often a problem around here. 32 degrees in philadelphia, out at the airport right now, we have 29 up in trenton, 27 degrees in wilmington, 31 degrees in allentown,
26 degrees down in millville. these temperatures are cold enough, we do not need any wind, make them feel even colder, and we really don't have that today. though i think with maybe a 4-mile per hour winds in some areas, it is enough to drop these temperature feelings little cooler than that. the air is very dry, i'm sure you've noticed that, and i think, and i have been looking for any grounds truth that shows that any of this is actually hitting the grounds t may just be evaporating as it comes on down, which is probably what's going on. and we are also looking at some clouds over philadelphia, maybe a spot or two, where it is clearing out little bit. but i think generally, if we just take the view that oh, it will probably be cloudy again today, why not, we'll be happier with the outcome. there may be some sun breaks. let's be pleasantly surprised by. that will winter begins today, 6:03 p.m. the shortest daylight is if it is not short enough, nine hours, 19 minutes, 57 seconds. the average high temperature this time of year is 43 degrees, and we will be right about there today. our temperatures with high
pressure here in the lower four's, and then tomorrow they're going to be in the lower four's, but, we do start to see the temperatures come up. how about the 50's by the time we get to tuesday? we could even be in the 60s, well, at 60 degrees by the time weep hit wednesday, christmas eve. we have warmfront coming through from a very strong low pressure system that's coming up from the gulf, goes right up to the great lakes, warmfront comes through first on wednesday, and so the air in advance that far is warm. then cold front comes through, and we cool down for christmas. but the weather is very changeable. this is not completely right. just as it wasn't completely right yesterday. it is starting not completely right today, as well. so that's why we take it with a grain of salt, or whatever tomb rick -- tumrick or seasoning of chills. temperatures fairly mild tomorrow morning. we get into the lower four's tomorrow, but the clouds will be there, and the clouds will increase as we go through the day on monday. we also get shower chances, coming late monday, again, on
tuesday, but i think the bill being of this system as it comes in here is going to be on that christmas eve time period. so showers around tuesday. wednesday heavy rain, wind. today, tomorrow, some pretty good days to get out there. now, christmas looks to be partly sunny, 48 degrees. but remember, we do expect to find that these christmas eve get away, heavy rain possible with winds gust to go 30 miles an hour, and still very gusty day coming up for us by the time we get to christmas day itself. so, expect to find temperatures today, philadelphia, shore, 42, poconos, 38, the winds remain light, tonight we find these temperatures dropping again. they drop down to 28 degrees. and over the next couple of days, the temperatures sky rocket. we could be in the lower 60s by wednesday, with that heavy rain and wind, thursday, christmas day, we cool down, then at this point it looks to be dry for friday, and saturday. nicole? >> all right, carol, thank you. on the health watch this morning, are you feeling a little bit under the weather? well it could be because flu
season is ramming up. doctors say it will be a rough one. specially foremen. cbs-3 health reporter stephanie stahl looked at the research and explains why. >> with the flu vaccine being lessee negative this year, experts are predicting a bad flu season. influenza is already widespread in many parts of our area, and now, there is new research showing the flu vaccine is more effective in women than men. for women who do get the flu, the study found they're better at fighting the virus off. in other words, men get sicker than women. >> are men less equipped to deal with infection, and telling nickly, yes. >> the reason according to the study that was conducted on mice is estrogen, the female sex hormone. >> the female mice who produced estrogen activate add particular enzyme. that enzyme was able to help help fight infection. >> doctor jake george says it may be about simple evolution. >> there is an idea there, that estrogen, which is nature
i have to women, endocrine system; there because part of their role is to be nurtured, they have to take care of not only themselves but their families. >> finally evidence backing up what they've already known, men are bigger babies when it comes to getting sick. >> they seem to whine more, they seem to want to like ride it out longer. >> and i think women are worse. >> i'm stephanie stahl, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". all right, pointing the finger. 6:20 right now, still ahead on "eyewitness news", hope for people who have ever left something behind at an airport check point. >> all of these items were left behind at airport checkpoints. i'm chris van cleve in union, new jersey, we'll show you the loss and found that many travelers don't even know about. that's coming up. >> and move over hershey bar. this is taking chocolate to a whole new level. the new 3d print their lets you customize your candy when we come back.
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>> back on "eyewitness news", with airports across the united states starting to see another surge of holiday travelers, and with that, comes a spike in the number every items people mistakenly leave behind at tsa checkpoints. now, what you may not know is that the tsa has a team actively trying to reunite people with their items. chris van cleve reports from a lost and found many don't know exists. >> reporter: matt kelly's wife belonged to his father, who died when kelley was four, its bands, a gift from his stepfather, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this month. kelley was rushing home to
dallas the day his stepfather died and left the watch at a tsa check point at liberty airport in newark. >> casino of just gut punch, how could this one thing happen on this one day? >> everything here left at our security check point. >> it ended up here at this tsa check point, one of 18,000 items left at check point every year. >> all types of sunglasses, and keys, and headphones, and headsets and everything imaginable. >> her job is to get these things returned to their owners. there is a drawer of drivers licenses and passports, closet full of jewelry. shelves of computers, bins of lost keys, even luggage. >> one to two bags are left hine every day. >> every day? >> every day. >> holds this stuff for 30 days, but only about 10 percent is ever claimed. >> tape your business card to the back of your laptop. if we have an identifier, a name and phone number, we're going to call you. >> kelly called the tsa after going on line, a lost and found number is on the agency's website. >> it was great to have it
back it, meant a lot for me to have it for the funeral that friday. >> the watch that bridges back memories of the two men who shaped his life. once again back around his wrist and close to his heart. chris van cleve, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". all right, it is 6:25 right now. hershey, pennsylvania calls itself the sweetest place on earth. and now it has some sweet new technology. take a look at this. this is the world's first 3d chocolate candy printer. hershey company officials say the new technology gives people away to personalize their chocolate by creating items that can't be made from a mold. >> every single items that comes out that far printer could be different than the one it came out before. so unlike manufacturing line, wherever bar is exactly the same, 3d printer, everyone can be completely different. >> i would like one of those for the home offers. hershey says it will continue to get input from the public to help enhance technology during the developmental stage. pretty cool. >> all right, it is 25:00 right now. we are following some breaking news this morning.
coming up in the next half hour of "eyewitness news", firefighters are kept busy battling a two alarm fire inside a new castle county apartment building. we're on the scene where one person was injured. also ahead, a secret santa story with police. it has gone viral. we'll show you how it is inspiring people across the country. and as we go to break, the morning team's elf on the shelf, all nestled in a christmas tree right here at our cbs-3 studios in spring garden. thanks to our talented engineer, dave grim, for this look at our great hall and festive scene we're treated to each and every morning. phil the elf certainly enjoying himself on the tree. hopefully no mischievous acts this morning. he's behaving himself. we'll be right back.
>> we are continuing to follow breaking news out of new castle county, delaware this morning. where fire crews responded to multiple alarm blaze, that engulfed an apartment building, you see it thereon your screen, as firefighters work, to get the upper hands on that fire. this is the scene, happening on the 200 block of harbor drive in claymont. we're told the flames spread through several floors, also told one person has been taken to the hospital, but no word yet on their conditions, of course we will follow up on that, try to get you some details as we move throughout the morning, also sending a crew over there for some updates here on "eyewitness
news". stay tuned for. that will right now though today is sunday, december 21st, good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer. it is 6:30 right now. let's get a check on the forecast for the first day of winter. some folks really excited to hear that, carol, others just looking forward to spring already. >> i know you're one every them. >> i'm summer. i jump all the way, all the way -- >> even better the to the warm season. certainly seen everything but the warm season, it's been fall, still is fall until 6:03 today, p.m. but we are looking at temperatures that are very cold, and obviously we've seen just gloomy weather for days, and days, and days, and we may be seeing a bit of that again today. atlantic city, though, because of electric lights, thank you, thomas edison, we are looking at nice bright picture out there right now. we have 30 degrees, if you head far enough to the north, this is in broad heads ville, couple of lights there, winds out of the north only 2 miles an hour, and i keep underscoring how nice it is to have the winds as light as they are. because it makes these temperatures cold enough not feel any colder.
storm scan3, it is clouds primarily over us, notice, though, that there is snow falling aloft. probably evaporating on it way to the grounds. you might get couple of flurries out of it, but it should probably be it. the air is extremely dry. we have dew point down in the 20's, right now, 32 degrees, is the temperature in philadelphia, we have 29 in trenton, 27 degrees in wilmington, 26 degrees in millville. 24 degrees up in the poconos, so if they feel like making snow up there today they k and it is 27 degrees down in wildwood. quakertown, you are 28 degrees, pottstown, 29, willow grove, 27, mt. holly, 29 degrees. temperatures below freezing, but we get right about where we should be, the highs normally this time of the year, are in the lower 40's, we will be there, 41, 42 degrees, with luck, we see some sun this afternoon. we've got clouds. yesterday, i don't know, maybe there was like a 3-foot patch of blue i saw all day long. today, hopefully we'll do little bit better. but has been so gloomy around here, aim note even going to hold this computer mod toll
this that says oh, we clear out t would be nice if we did. wouldn't it? it should and dry day today, then we start to cloud up again by the time we get to tomorrow, assuming we get any clearing inbetween. we'll check out the forecast t get mild here, though, if you want spring weather, we've got t it is on the seven day coming up. nicole? >> carol, thank you. it was a sad day for the new york city police department after two officers are ambushed and killed in brooklyn. officers raphael ramos and wenjian liu in patrol car when the gunman walked up and opened fire. now, that man has been identified as ismael brinsley, posted on social media before the killings indicating his intentions to retaliate against the department in wake of the death of eric garner in new york and michael brown in ferguson, missouri. >> they were quite simply assassinated, targeted for their uniform, every new yorker should feel they too were attack, our entire city
was attacked by this haneous individual. >> now, brinsley then turned the gun on himself inside a nearby subway station. he is also being connected to the shooting at his exgirlfriends in baltimore earlier in that day. she survived and is hospitalized this morning. now, in response to a social media post, civil rights activist reverend al sharpton issued a statement saying, quote, any use of the names of eric garner and michael brown in connection with any violence or killing of police is reprehensible, and against the pursuit of justice in both cases. >> meanwhile, here in our area, dozens every protesters held peaceful demonstration yesterday, in response to the grand jury decisions in ferguson and also in new york. they staged die-in at the king every prussia mall during one of the busiest holiday shopping days of the season. "eyewitness news" reporter matt rivers has that story. >> crowds and christmas music drowned out by protesters at the king every prussia mall.
some shoppers approved, while others shook their heads. at the protesters chanting black lives matter saturday afternoon. we shot all of it off of our cell phones, as the crowds moved from spot to spot. the first die-in lasted four and a half minutes, the second, ten minutes, and the thirds, 15. they marched inbetween each one. >> that video is little shake year than usual, that's because mall security wouldn't let us bring our cameras inside. the king of prussia mall just the latest high profile location for a die-in protest like this one, just few weeks ago we saw after a philadelphia eagles game. saturday, about a thousand miles away, at the country's largest mall in minute society -- minnesota, hundreds gathered at the mall of america to protest what they called systemic police brutality. they were urged to leave and when they didn't, police in riot gear moved in, and forced the protesters out. all of it, mostly peaceful. for midwest shoppers,, to city avenue student, kids real how
marched saturday afternoon, organizers saying it was important for the youth to get involved. >> it was a way to give our young people a voice. >> a message echoed by those few hours later at the king of prussia mall. peaceful protest, with a consistent message. >> this is a march on what is a dirty -- what goes on in this country. get involved. >> matt rivers, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". well, protesters are also gathering in cleveland this weekend, angry about the death of tamire rice. else the 12 year old boy shot by police while holding a fake gun outside a recreation center last month. dozens marched to the city's police station and held several other rallies all throughout the day yesterday. >> well, more than three weeks have passed since the disappearance of shane montgomery, and authorities have yet to turn up any solid leads. but this weekend in manayunk, the community is coming to the support of his family
determined to help find the missing college student. >> there is no greater cause that hit closer to home than to help finds shane montgomery cause. okay? amen. >> saturday in manayunk, something we haven't seen in a while. community, business owners, friends family of missing shane montgomery smiling and laughing. >> where ever he is at, when he find out there is a 5k in his honor he'll be be a mad or laugh. >> saturday dozen every runners hit the canal to run for shane. a fundraiser for the montgomery family to help with the investigation. by now, you know the story. twenty-one year old west chester university student, shane montgomery, missing since early thanksgiving morning. home for the holidays, bar hopping with friends, ending at kill dare's where he's seen leaving the bar before evanishes. last week, the biggest development since, authorities confirming shane is seen on surveillance video heading toward the manayunk canal. we spoke to his uncle kevin
saturday who provided an update. >> they were out again yesterday, marine unit was out. they had the helicopter back up in the air on thursday. apparently, you know, they had not given up, neither have we. >> if there was a theme saturday, it was just that. nearly a month after their boy went missing, a week from christmas, the family, no where near giving up, and on this cold weekend morning, shane's mother and father showed up to lend their thanks and support. >> we have a lot of fight left in us. and we're not going to stop until we bring shane home. that's the bottom line. >> the 5k was entirely donation-based 100 percent of the proceeds going to keeping the investigation, keeping the attention, and mostly keeping hope alive. we're in manayunk, steve patterson, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> it is 6:37 right now. boxing legend muhammad ali is in the hospital this morning. his spokesperson says he was admitted yesterday morning, with slight case of new moan y now the good news is the condition was caught early
enough and doctors say his prognosis is good. now, ali also suffers from parkinson's disease. he's not expected to be hospitalized very long. >> well, everybody is pulling for the colt today when they take on the cowboys, all because the eagles came up short against the redskins. we'll have a wrap up of that game coming up next. plus, look to go stands out this holiday season in well, head on over to the store dedicated to the ugly christmas sweater. and carol returns with the latest on some wet weather as we head toward the holiday. we'll explain coming up next.
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>> in the game, redskins get the ball, rgiii goes long to desean jackson. he tormented his former team and former coach, four catches, for 126 yards. set up alfred morris touchdown to make it ten to seven. all right, then mark sanchez got the ball to riley cooper. 3 yards score. fourteen-ten lead at the break. second half, malcolm jenkins forced a fumble. and the birds get the ball deep in washington territory. but codey park i finally started to miss, the 34 yarder, he got nothing out of
it. all right, washington came back, darryl young scored two touchdowns, 24 to 14 lead going into the fourth quarter. birds come back, it is sanchez to cooper again. the birds trail it 24-two; get good, after nate allen interception cody parke good. birds with the ball, under two minutes left to go. sanchez throws behind jeremy maclin, washington got the interception and set up kick for the win. and he got it to go. eagles lost third straight game 27-24, the final. >> you got to win games. the head coach and the quarterback, you know, we're the only ones who keep a record. so that's -- those are the territory with this position. but, you know, there have been three real tough game. and this one came down to the wire. we just came up little short. >> all right, to the flyers now. they started their eight game
road trip in toronto. it was a crazy first period. both teams combined for six goals. eight minutes left in the period. bore check with nice pass to claude giroux. he scores, ties the game up at three. then in the second, nick grossman with a puck, his shot goes off off the board, hits the mapleleafs, and he got his third goal of the season, right now, four to three. then voracek andrew hook up again. captain with two goals on the night. flyers beat the mapleleafs, seven to four, take on winnipeg next. >> the sixers started start a sn game road trip in orlando, they are two and 23, on the season. college basketball, seventh ranked villanova took on syracuse in the afternoon, at the wells fargo center, ten seconds left, and wild katz are down, the bucket, the orange inbound the ball, cats force turn over, pinkston came up with the ball. they sent this game to over time. and in the extra period, it
was all nova. pinkston, with the basket, he had 25 points, villanova remains unbeaten, holding off syracuse 82 to 77, was the final. i'm beasley reese, for eyewitness sport. all right, well, for few years now, ugly christmas sweaters are becoming quite the trend. and now, there is a store that actually specialize in the what some people call haneous holiday attire. ya, the ugly sweater store, just opened up, in beer bank, california. there you can actually customize your own ugly outfit. the owner of the store says to make the best ugly sweater you need lights, you need fur, and something going up the back or even on the sides. >> and so you put that sweater on, you have got that cozy feeling, it just kind of bridges back some kind of memory for a lot of people. and it is fun. and if you're at a holiday party, why not have a conversation piece, it is less awkward if you can go up to someone and ask them about their outfit or where they got it, and it just puts everybody in a real fun and festive
mood. >> oh, ya, the folks will be talking about that for sure. that's a great reindeer sweater right there. and by the way, you can actually design your own, so i guess the uglier, the better, whatever your imagination can deep up. but someone who isn't wearing an ugly sweater, our carol erickson. you look lovely in yours. >> oh? >> do you have any ugly christmas sweaters. >> am i wearing this again? ya, you'll see this a lot. it goes year around. yes, too much emphasis on clothes. i don't know if anybody elsa degrees with me, but just my feeling. and i love ugly christmas sweaters, they've great, or any other time of the year. we've got a nice little silhouette here of the city, we look at some clouds, of course, out there. but it is not raining. we're finding just silver linings everywhere, aren't we? we are looking at also light winds today. so that makes it feel even nicer, out there, and we've got temperature of 32 degrees in philadelphia right now, wind out of the northwest, just 5 miles an hour, which is
nice, humidity, 66% this morning. so, a temperatures are cold, they're about what you would expect this time of the year. we have clouds over us, a few areas are starting to see some breaks in the clouds, that would be nice, if you could hang onto that, when the sun comes up, so you can actually see the sun. this is probably hitting nothing, evaporating on the way down, but it is showing up on radar. we will continue to see whether a flurry develops out of that. but at this point, no. thirty-two in philadelphia right now. we have 27 degrees down in wilmington, it is 29 degrees in trenton, 26 degrees in millville, 28 degrees in dover. cold this morning with the lack every winds it, doesn't feel as cold as it could. so the temperatures deal exactly as they are, plenty bad enough. winter begins today as we've been saying, i don't know, for two weeks now? 6:03 p.m. shortest daylight as we all know by now, nine hours, 19 minutes, 57 seconds, running daylight 7:19 a.m. until
4:39 p.m. today. tomorrow the sunsets at 4:40. so we turn the corner and we start to seymour brightening, at the ends of the day, and it is gradual, but cumulative. so by the time you get into january, we can actually do something about natural light. temperatures in the 40's today, lower 40's, 46 tomorrow. then we start to see the air warm up warmfront, temperatures get around 50 degrees on tuesday. this area of moisture comes in here, we pick up couple of shower chances, as well, by wednesday we can be 60 degrees plus. future weather, not totally buying into all of this like when the time of the clouds or if they leave, so i think generally expect mostly cloudy day with maybe some sun breaks, which would be great. monday generally we do start to cloud up. we pick up chances many solve showers later on in the day. this is tuesday morning. do we see few more showers
scattered around, we could be finding some of these showers on tuesday, whatever you see on tuesday, not going to be a big deal. compared to wednesday, when we could be finding an inch plus of rain coming in, and this time line does not go out far enough to get to that point. but you get the idea. that some of the wet weather starting to move in. that of course is christmas eve. temperatures, well, notice the green. the green's are the warmer masses of air, and they start to move in our direction. so, this is the 23rd, the colder air is through here, and notice by the time we get to christmas eve, we've got the green over us, meaning, we have temperatures that could be 60 degrees. and then we don't see that for long. we start to bring these temperatures back down into the 40's, and then by the time we get to the ends of the weekend, we could be finding the ends, start of next week, finding temperatures the high getting into the 30's. so, things change a little bit. if you have got plans, though, i think, in your travel plans, and you're flexible, today, tomorrow, clouds, sun, cool,
dry, probably good day to get away. tuesday not all that bad either. there will be couple of showers around, looks like wednesday will be the more troublesome day. and the way it looks, primarily later on, in the day, on wednesday, with the rain and the wind, but still, wednesday looks to be a wet day. but mild one. 42 degrees today, not mild tonight, though. we're down into the 20's in every single location, so all of the ugly sweaters on, all of the beautiful animals, kept as warm as you are. and as we take a look at monday, 42 degrees, tuesday, lower 50's, wednesday, the lower 60s, with that chance of rain and wind, and then it should be gone by thursday, christmas day, 48 degrees, and then not bad after that. nick snow. >> all right, carol, thank you. 6:49. let's check on roads with ann evans in the cbs-3 traffic center. good morning, ann. >> good morning, nicole. we have road construction here, this is in west whiteland township, 202 northbound, between route 30 and 29, as you can see the left lane is closed, traffic squeezing around it, and it is already slowing. we do have a lot of volume.
we have tie-ups here. >> this will only increase as the morning goes on, again, this is 202 northbound between 30 and 29, road construction left lane closed. >> it looks fine here, as for philadelphia, and its suburbs good news, busy travel day, folks doing shopping, going about today. >> further up the 42 looks good, so does five, a the latest from the cbs-3 traffic center, i'm ann evans, nicole, back to you thanks for the updatement we'll take short break and be right
find options to fit your budget. nah, nah, insurance, nah, nah, nah, discount. my name's flo, you want to go out with me? no. uh-huh-huh! >> steve hartman, a secret santa program at a kansas city police department. >> earlier this month, in kansas city, missouri, the jackson county sheriff's department launched sting operation like no other. >> hello, ma'am. >> what maids this unusual was the man behind it. >> good morning. >> fellow in red hat known only to these menace secret santa. >> we got a mission today to go out and do random act of kindness. >> every year this anonymous man gives out about a $100,000
worth of bills to random strangers. >> but this year, he deposition ooh tight dollars these deputies, to give away much of it. >> oh, my god, no! >> most people were blown away. >> thank you so much! >> either because they really needed the money -- >> does that make your day better. >> or because they were caught so off guard. >> how are you doing, ma'am? >> good until you pulled me over. >> well, on behalf of secret santa, he want you to have this, okay? >> jessica rodriguez, mother of three, told the deputy, she he saved her christmas. >> i wasn't going to be able to get my kids anything. >> wedgier i hope you maybe get your kids something with it. >> as always, months like that are the main mission here. >> you have a good holiday season. >> but his year secret santa also had a secret agenda. >> what do you want the officers to get out of this? >> joy, you know, as tough as they are, to have hearts, that are bigger than the world. >> let's face it, it hasn't been a good year for law
enforcement. but for the vast majority of decent officers, will never make headlines. secret santa offered this gift. >> does that help snout. >> a chance to be the bearer of good news for a change. >> congratulations. >> a chance to really help the homeless. to thank the law abide ers, to see hands up in celebration, and then be assaulted in the best possible way. there were a lot of hugs, our body cameras took real beating. but it was worth it. just to see people trust again. and to see cops surrender. >> you have good holiday. >> few hours after this story first aired, our social media people noticed something remarkable happening. >> first across the state then across the ocean, nearly 40 million views, and counting. >> pretty remarkable number.
a testament to secret santa's message. as one person commented on the facebook page, just when the light begins to fade in humanity, we're sent a burst of brewing in a blind our eyes, hopefully inspires all of us to try that little harder. certainly, the people share the kindness like they have the video, it is going to be one very, very merry christmas. steve hartman, on the road, in kansas city, missouri. >> yep, the good always outweighs the bad. that's for sure. it is 6:56 right now. and philadelphia student are learning about the meaning of kwanzaa. a charter school celebrated the holiday with display of arts and crafter, in east germantown. celebrated on the seven guiding principals. kwanzaa. the goal to unite the families. kwanzaa officially begins december 26 and ends january 1st. well that's it for "eyewitness news" at 6:00. here's what we have for you coming up at 7:00.
medical breakthrough gives a local grandmother the gift of site this holiday season. stephanie stahl explains. plus, while shopping for christmas, many are offering to buy on line, makes sense, number of retailers offering free shipping. but is it really free? >> chilly sunday today, carol sunday with your weekly forecast next.
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>> breaking news this morning two, alarm fire rips through an apartment complex in claymont, delaware. one person is returned to the hospital. we'll have an update coming up. >> also, two new york police officers are ambushed and killed while sitting in their police cruiser. this morning we're learning more about the suspect. plus, the eagles playoff chances hang by a thread after a crushing lost to the redskins last night. their only hope, if the cowboys choke against the colts today. we'll have game highlight next. >> today is sunday, december 21st, good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer, and it is 7:00. let's get a check on that forecast, that first day of winter, carol, like it or not. >> yes but not full day every winter, partial day, starts later this afternoon, actually 6:03 this evening. until then, we have fall. the temperatures are cold.