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greg argos is live in new castle county delaware where that accident led to a dramatic rescue and tonight we are hearing from the heros, greg. >> reporter: that is right there, guess contact we are hearing from the fire fight hours rescued a 18 year-old woman from hockessin, delaware. the she's lucky to be alive. the car she was driving in skid off a icy road, and slipped into what was an icy creek this morning. this morning the creek mostly frozen and creek road very slick. >> the call came in 7:30 for a vehicle off the roadway in the creek. >> reporter: inn identify 18 year-old emily earnes from hockessin, delaware buckled into her seat, upside down and gasping for air. >> she was still belt ed in the vehicle. everything was cover with water except about neck level. she was holding herself out of the water with the seat belt. >> reporter: hockessin fire fighters were first on the scene. >> first reaction was to get in the water and try to get the individual out. >> reporter: coupled with the fact her car could flip
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entirely over at anytime. >> when the vehicle landed in the water it landed on a big rock and that prevented it from going over. >> reporter: both men knew they had to act quakily. >> we were able to break window cut the seat belt and get her free. >> this is type of call we do not get every day. you know, 20 years of service and this is probably only my second one that was like this. >> reporter: now we reached out to emily ernest family. her mother tells us her daughter is out of the hospital and in a statement we're thankful for the response that was so quick. now delaware state the police cited the 18 year-old for careless driving. we are live from hockessin delaware i am will's greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> they certainly heroes. storms rolled through our region. look at this scene in feasterville, bucks county. high wind and soggy soil not a good combination there. huge tree came down cause ago lot of damage to raymond eagle's home. >> we watch the tree, i looked, checking it, started to go over and i said to
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myself, here it goes, and i was probably, ten, 15 feet away from where it actually hit. >> reporter: most of the damage in feasterville was concentrated in an area off bustleton pike near wood land road. here's a look at damage in richboro, bucks county. chopper three over hatboro road at tanner brothers dairy and part of the roof where the cow's live was ripped off during today's storms. tanners brothers dairy says in cows or people were injured from that damage. the storms have now moved through and we even saw a little sun, before night fall. lets check with meteorologist kate bilo with the latest on the forecast. kate, sun was kind of surprise to see. >> it was, it was like mother nature telling us storm is over it will all be okay. system is moving out and sun showing the things have improved and will continue to improve. we have a quiet stretch ahead but for time being this is storm that caused problems for past couple days. let's zoom in on a loop of the storms rolling through this
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afternoon. you can see that nasty squall line that moved from chester county up through bucks county, secondary line developed over portions of south jersey and that was the strongest line that went through with some wind reported over 60 miles an hour. i can just show you storm reports as that line went through. you can see these reports lining upright along that squall line. wind damage and strong wind gusts from philadelphia to points east and we had a few down the shore as well heavy rain as well with this system. torrential rain in some spots leading to flooding on area roadways. the let's recap wyndam age reports here at highland park new jersey, gloucester city high school. scoreboard brought down by win. the report of the shingles ripped off a roof in northeast philadelphia deptford township down trees and traffic lights. power outageness pittsgrove township. this is one spot that had wind in the 60 to 70 miles an hour range. in bellmawr, new jersey down trees and wires. we have had warm air at the surface that just fed into these storms and these strong wind in the upper a atmosphere mixed down to the surface and we felt them a as that line
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came through. very strange in the only to have severe thunderstorm warnings in february but severe thunderstorm warnings in the wake of the temperatures in the single digits this weekend. we have a few flood warnings for smaller creeks and streams across montgomery, chester, berks county and delaware county as well. be a safe if you live or travel along any roads adjacent to these smaller creeks and streams. coming up we will have better news for rest of the seven dare. for now, back over to you. >> see you then, thank you. tonight frontier airlines is apologizing to dozens of passengers stranded at philly international airport. cell phone video shows passengers from flight 1017 demanding answers. they had to spend the night at the airport after sitting on the tarmac for hours. the plane heading to tampa was waiting to be deiced when it ran into mechanical problems. this prevented ventilation systems from working properly. >> it is too hot. no air, no nothing, and it took a while just to get water. >> it was crazy to think we are there for three hours and it takes three hours to fly to
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tampa. >> reporter: frontier airlines says in a statement we are calling all of the passengers on the flight and we booked an extra section like a charter flight to make sure they got to their destination. we apologize for this inconvenience and we want to make this right. governor chris christie presents a $34.8 billion budge tote new jersey lawmakers. it marked his first public appearance, since dropping out of the republican race for president, last week. christie's proposed increase funding for the state's distressed pension systems to nearly $1.9 billion. he also called for bipartisan support on the state's biggest issues. >> let's take next step to assure our future. let's lower tax toes stop peopling leaving new jersey. let's build infrastructure that is fair to our taxpayers and let's fix our pension and health benefits systems in the the way that will not define our people. >> democratic lawmakers say that they are encouraged by the governor's calls to work together but were disappointed he failed to present a solution for the troubled
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transportation trust fund. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane abandoned plans to seek a second term. she told reporters in her hometown of scranton today that decision was motivated by her obligation to her two sons. kane has been facing increasing pressure to step down while she awaits trial on criminal charges. she narrowly escaped a senate vote seeking her removal from office last week. taylor swift made grammy history last night becoming first woman to win album of the year twice but that is not the only thing that has people talking. during her acceptance speech it may have been some lingering bad blood with kanye west, that fueled her impassioned speech to young women. >> if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people side track you, some day when you get where you are going you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who loved you, who put you there, and that is the greatest feeling in the world. >> kanye's recently track famous he alludes to making
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swift famous when he crashed her acceptance speech at the vma's in 2009. before taylor swift became preponderance star we all know today she was just a regular girl growing up in berks county. "eyewitness news" reporter ra hell solomon took a trip to the singer's hometown where she caught up with those who knew her and got the her take on last night's drama. >> she was always very talkative, very personable. >> reporter: inside these pottstown doors smiling photos of the taylor swift greet you. >> here's taylor in one of her academic classes. >> reporter: it the is something you may stumble upon home video of the young swift. these days her performances are slightly more produced. although her teachers say she's still the same taylor. >> she was so humble, very humble, she still is. >> reporter: as wind croft school, this roomies like a central meeting place because it is auditorium and take already swift performed on this very stage countless
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times but it is also a cafeteria where one of her favorite, biggest fans, saw her every day. >> she's inspiring. she inspires young children. all of the young girls. >> reporter: and many we're talking about swift tuesday after this acceptance speech during the grammys that some thought was a dig at kanye wet. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to under cut your success or take credit for your accomplishments, for your fame. but if you just focus on the work, and you don't let those people side track you. >> reporter: while some question whether swift perhaps should have even responded to west, here at her elementary school. >> she stood up for herself and it is something that i wish more young ladies her age could do as well. >> myself included. >> reporter: quite simply they love her. they love her music. they love what she represents and while they once taught her, it now seems swift is
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doing a little teaching of her own. in pottstown, rahel solomon for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". look at that cute little face. >> t swift. >> still to come on "eyewitness news", beauty pageant contestants are no stranger to the gym but these miss new jersey hopefuls are working out for more than than dreams of the crown. health reporter stephanie stahl explains the new incentive. quite a birth the day celebration for this bucks county woman. we will show you milestone that she reached and the very special celebration, kate. finally our storm system has moved on out, skies are clearing and we are entering a quiet stretch of weather but even in this quiet stretch we have temperatures that are bit up and down as we head toward weekend, i'll tell you where they go up and down again. i'll he talk about a potential system next week with the seven day, leslie. flyers face devils tonight we will tell you why they are calling it a must win game and pitchers and catchers report to clearwater tomorrow, so how goodwill the pitching indeed be this season.
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larry bowa will tell us in sports.
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on the healthwatch tonight, pageant fitness. a different kind of competition for some young ladies competing to be the
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next miss new jersey. >> health report are stephanie stahl is here to tell us about a new scholarship. >> this ace i great group, quest to be miss america is about being well rounded, with a focus on education. but in new jersey, there is a new scholarship this year with a focus on fitness. they are climbing, crawling their way to fitness. the beauty queen back stabbing here but instead these miss new jersey contestant are hopping on each other's back and pushing their way to ultimate health. >> it is just so much more than just walking on stage in the swimsuit. >> reporter: plus bathing suits but this year for the first time is there a new scholarship called the move, look, feel award. >> it is more than just what people look like but it is actually how healthy you are. >> reporter: the owner of the training aspects in voorhees will be testing contestants on a variety of fitness measures. everything from strength, and
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endurance, to cardio. >> wow. the contestant will have their fitness tested every week until the end of may and the winner gets a $1,250 scholarship. >> they are enabling us to learn how to be healthy by giving us this challenge. >> reporter: twenty year-old sandra hill lost 30-pound with diet and exercise before entering the pageant. >> here i was at my heaviest. i was at 165. >> reporter: but this competition they don't focus on wait ways, it you is all about improving fitness levels. >> it is not just about looking good but feeling good and strong for me. >> reporter: this was runner up last year. for her looking good in the bathing suit means being in the best shape ever. >> miss america organization empowers women. it makes us, root for each other. >> reporter: yes, like so many contestant, bren a wants to be i broadcast journalist. >> thank you you. but for now she will punch and kick her way to what he sheeps will be a pageant crown.
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and they say this is not a temporary fitness fix but a lifestyle change that will last even after the winner is crown in june. i told bren a i would keep chair warm for her while she gets through the competition and school and all that. >> very generous. >> all right, hard work. >> they were a great group. >> yes. really good shape. >> they look like it. thanks, steph, appreciate it g stuff. no ordinary birthday celebration at all. >> rose lee esposito, a resident of holy redeemer community in yardley turned 109 years old today. >> hey. >> rose lee says secret to long life is everything in moderation. we also spoke with her daughter. >> everything was in moderation. family, friends, and faith, that is how she would describe herself, and the reason why she's here this long besides a little wine, good food, and
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just she's just so positive and always has been with everything. >> it goes a long way. rose lee worked for years as a taylor and we're told she loves to sing, dance, even with her walker. >> how about that. >> very happy birthday to her. she's having a great time. >> do you see that smile. a little wine. rose lee said oh, yeah, that was great. >> weeknights at 11:00 you asked and nicole brewer answers your good question. and tattoo convention was just in town so tonight we want to know why do people get tattoos? nicole brewer will have the answer for you tonight at 11:00. right now you lets talk to kate bilo about these damaging weather we have been experiencing. >> really rough day all across the area. we started the day with ice, schools delayed. lehigh valley schools were closed. then we had severe weather blast through along with the squall line this afternoon. torrential downpours and those strong damaging wind. the good news it is over and we are looking at a nice quiet
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stretch, taking us through the weekend. lets look at what is going on outside we will get to time lapse video. you can see how you day went downhill. started off with cloud. lull in the morning. then you can see white out conditions, rain out conditions, very heavy downpours moved through the city through the afternoon hours. worst was right around lunch hour between 12 and 2:00. then we saw everything move away and cloud even broke for some sunshine in the wake of that storm. but past 24 hours, has been crazy, this storm has produce add lot of extreme is here. we had 5 inches of snow in delaware. we had quarter inch of ice in forks township northampton county. 65 miles an hour wind gusts was reported near pittsgrove township and salem county new jersey and 1.22 inches have rain in quakertown. everything from heavy snow, icing, strong wind and even some flooding rainfall all in the past 24 hours. and temperatures have ranged from the 20's to the 60's. we're still dealing with the localized flood threat this
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evening. flood advisories have expired. poor drainage flooding still exists, rising streams and creeks off to the west, portion office chester, berks, montgomery and delaware counties. smaller streams and creeks, the brandywine and crumb creek, places like that travel a long road adjacent to those creeks expect minor flooding. storm scan three shows rain has moved off. it did do like rap around snow will get in the southern part of the region but it is now well off to the north as this storm moves away. that is not an issue. everything has cleared on out. one last look at those squall lines that moved through the region this afternoon. it got very nasty here. severe thunderstorm warnings in the middle of february coming off annex stream cold snap this weekend. pretty crazy stuff. we hit 60 for a high in philadelphia. fifty-eight was high in millville. fifty-eight in trenton as well. fifty-seven in allentown. the mount pocono got the to 50 b zero in spots this weekend. now we're looking at seasonal weather and quiet weather but temperatures will be on the roller coaster here.
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tomorrow a system will pass by to the south, but still breeze day with highs in the mid 40's where they should be. thursday, chilly day, high pressure in control but highs only in the 30's and then we will start to move that high east. the as we do that we will get a return flow from the south and west. back to the 40's on friday and keeps rising in the weekend. we will talk about temperatures in the 50's both saturday and sunday. so overnight tonight, partly cloudy, breezy, cooler, 34 will be the low. not too bad. we will stay above freezing. wind trying everything out on the road as well. for your wednesday partly sunny, breezy, 46, normal is 44. we are right on target for mid-february here. thursday, sunny but chilly at 39 and then we will warm up, what a great weekend, last week even we are all stuck in the house, could in the go outside, too cold, didn't want to step outside but this weekend is totally different. fifty-seven on saturday. fifty-four on sunday. both days looking great. i mentioned this on twitter earlier and everyone was not too happy with me but there are some signals brewing that next tuesday in wednesday
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there could be another east coast storm. too early to tell but keep your eye on that time frame. we will talk bit. >> all right. >> just a messenger. >> appreciate it. "cbs evening news" is just a few minutes away. >> scott pelley joins with us a look ahead. >> hi ukee and guess contact great to be with you here in philadelphia here's the "cbs evening news" tonight. late today president obama told us how he intend to replace supreme court justice antonin scalia. we will have the reaction to his plan. tornadoes wreak havoc in the south, while the strongest el nino in half century threatening starvation for millions in after africa. and judging america's top dogs, all just ahead on the "cbs evening news".
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lets lee joins us now and you have eagles news.
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>> that is right, people asking this question, the eagles, on the clock for their first round draft pick but future of quarterback sam bradford up in limb he right now. today teams could place that franchise tag on a player. cost to keep bradford next season, 20 million, and philly.com is reporting that the team will not tag him but then they could work out a long term deal. bradford may have had his best season as pro but eagles failed to make the playoffs and then chip kelly was fired. flyers take on the devils. jay voracek is calling this a must win game. the devils came into the center saturday and beat the flyers, two-one in overtime but orange and black has lost five of six points, and they are six points out of the playoff spot, 27 games left, and michael neuvirth will start in goal, ken again yah, and scott lawdone and brandon manning out of the line up. spring training almost here, so is pitchers and catchers.
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they will report tomorrow in clearwater. first work out then on thursday. it would be pete mackanin's first spring training as manager. this is year two. the last season phillies had worst record in baseball. thirty-seven pitchers to camp. larry bowa says the pitching will be better this season. >> i will tell you right new before we even throw a pitch, i have no idea how many wins we will have but pitching is better than it was last year, before we even start. before we throw one ball, the pitching is better, the arms are better, velocity is better but you have to go out there and get people out. >> don bell, he is already in clearwater and he will there been to see pitchers and catchers when he shows up at the carpenter complex. his live reports will start at 5:00. >> are we sure about that. are we sure of his reports starting tomorrow. >> we think last we left him he was on the beach. >> yes. >> playing touch football in his bear feet, sand between his toes. >> so warm. >> good gig if you can get it. >> we will be right back.
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thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station the cw philly and as always we are back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news" and tonight federal regulators are asking states to inspect traffic signals at nearly 5,000 railroad crossings all across the nation, chris van cleve find out why. from new york here now is scott pelley, take care family, we will see you tonight.
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>> pelley: an election prediction from president obama. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. >> pelley: also tonight, violent weather in the south, including a tornado on an interstate. >> it was, basically, like the "twister" movie. >> pelley: extreme weather is being fueled by el nino, and tonight we'll look at the effects from the u.s. to africa, where millions are threatened with famine. >> people haven't been able to plant the crops they need to survive. >> pelley: and it's show time for america's top dogs. >> it doesn't get any better. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: late today, the president weighed in on the political phenomenon that is donald trump. president obama was answering a question at a newsco

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