New Jersey Weather: New Jersey State Police Issue Vehicle Travel Restrictions During Storm

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey State Police have issued vehicle travel restrictions due to the anticipated severity of Sunday’s winter storm. A commercial vehicle travel restriction went into effect at 3 p.m. Sunday. The heaviest snow is expected overnight and into Monday morning, which may create challenging driving conditions for the morning commute.

New Jersey Department of Transportation activated crews early Sunday and have 2,500 plows and spreaders that are ready to clear state highways.

The restriction in New Jersey applies to the entire length of the following roadways:

  • I-295
  • I-76
  • I-676
  • I-195
  • I-78
  • I-80
  • I-280
  • I-287

The restriction DOES NOT apply to:

  • New Jersey Turnpike
  • Garden State Parkway
  • Atlantic City Expressway

The commercial vehicle travel restriction in New Jersey applies to the following vehicles:

  • All tractor-trailers
  • Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
  • Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Motorcycles

The department is reminding motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm.

Man In Critical Condition After Shot Multiple Times In Northeast Philadelphia, Police Say

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man was shot multiple times early Sunday morning in Northeast Philadelphia. Bullet casings littered the intersection of Frankford and Princeton Avenues, just after 4 a.m.

Police say the 22-year-old victim was shot five times in the abdomen.

Man In Critical Condition After Shot Multiple Times In Northeast Philadelphia, Police Say

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He was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in critical condition.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Police, Prosecutors Probe Slayings Of 2 Shot In Idling Car In Camden

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Police and prosecutors are investigating the homicides of two men found with gunshot wounds in a car idling on a Camden street last week.

Camden County police responded at about 10:16 p.m. Wednesday to the block and found the men unresponsive in the car, each with a gunshot wound.

Prosecutors said 33-year-old Tyrone Coleman and 29-year-old Ryan Tisby were taken to Cooper University Hospital, where they were pronounced dead about a half-hour later.

No arrests were immediately announced.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.

Philadelphia Weather: Snow Emergencies Declared Across Region

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Several municipalities across the region have declared snow emergencies due to the severe winter storm affecting our region Sunday into Monday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of eastern Pennsylvania with heavy wet snow and sleet and accumulations of four to eight inches expected.

What Types Of Precipitation To Expect During Winter Storm Sunday

Forecasters warn that travel “could be very difficult” with snowfall rates of up to an inch an hour, especially closer to Interstate 95. Hazardous conditions could remain for Monday morning’s commute.

PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Announce Commercial Vehicle Restrictions 

Forecasters expect as much as seven inches in parts of Lancaster and York counties with three to six inches elsewhere in parts of central Pennsylvania. Several inches are expected in western Pennsylvania.

Amtrak and state highway and turnpike officials announced restrictions.

The following municipalities have declared snow emergencies:

PENNSYLVANIA

CHESTER COUNTY

Borough of Downingtown:  A snow emergency is effective at 4 p.m. on March 03, 2019.  The snow emergency will remain in effect until lifted.

Parkesburg Borough: A snow emergency is effective at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3rd through 8 a.m., March 4th, 2019.

DELAWARE COUNTY

Haverford Township: Snow Emergency effective 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Lower Providence Township: A snow emergency has been declared for Lower Providence Township from 12 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019 to 12 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 subject to change.

Hatfield Township: A snow emergency has been declared for both Hatfield Township and Hatfield Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania effective as of 5 p.m., March 3, 2019. It will remain in effect for the duration of the storm.

Cheltenham Township: A snow emergency is effective at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019 until 12 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.

West Norriton Township: Snow Emergency Beginning at 2pm on Sunday, March 3rd.

Get the latest weather forecast, here.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

New Jersey Weather: Gov. Murphy Declares State Of Emergency For New Jersey Ahead Of Winter Storm

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – A state of emergency has been declared for New Jersey ahead of Sunday’s winter storm. New Jersey’s state of emergency begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday. New Jersey is expected to experience several inches of snow.

What Types Of Precipitation To Expect During Winter Storm Sunday

The storm is anticipated to start Sunday night and continue throughout Monday morning.

PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Announce Commercial Vehicle Restrictions 

“New Jersey will be expecting another winter storm today and tomorrow,” said Governor Murphy. “The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of weather conditions and to stay off the roads so that we are able to deploy available resources to clean the snow.”

Amtrak Announces Cancellations Ahead Of Winter Storm 

To prepare for the winter storm, the New Jersey State Police will activate the State Emergency Operations Center at 3 p.m. The New Jersey Department of Transportation will also deploy more than 2,500 plows and spreaders to keep roads and communities safe.

The Governor encourages New Jerseyans to visit ready.nj.gov for important weather updates and safety information. New Jersey residents should also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.

Sixers Can’t Contain Stephen Curry, Warriors In 120-117 Loss

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry shook off foul trouble to score 28 points and spark the Golden State Warriors down the stretch of a 120-117 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Curry seemed invisible in long stretches, especially in the third when he played just 3:45 of the quarter and watched the 76ers keep competitive in his absence.

With Curry back in the lineup in the fourth, the Warriors squashed Philly’s upset bid in front of a sellout crowd that included plenty of Philadelphia Eagles and the first appearances of Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper jerseys. Curry buried a 3-pointer for a 111-109 lead, the Sixers tied it, then Curry scored the next six points over the final 2:35 of the game to do what he does best — carry the Warriors in the clutch.

The Sixers had one last shot to at least tie but lost the ball out of bounds with 1.7 seconds

Kevin Durant scored 34 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 25 for the Warriors.

Each team played without a franchise star: 76ers center Joel Embiid missed his fifth straight game with a sore left knee. Embiid, averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers, said he expected to return next week. Golden State’s Klay Thompson sat out with a sore right knee suffered in Thursday’s loss at Orlando.

Without Embiid, Mike Scott scored 22 points and was a surprise star for the Sixers. Ben Simmons had his second straight triple-double and 22nd of his two-year career with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists.

Curry picked up his fourth foul with 8:15 left in the third and sat the rest of the quarter. The game got wild without him. Damion Lee, former star at nearby Drexel, hit a pair of 3s in Curry’s absence that kept it a one-point game. Considered a throw-in as part of the Tobias Harris trade with the Clippers, Scott hit a pair of 3s that stretched Philly’s lead to five.

Golden State’s stars put them ahead to close the quarter. Durant hit a step-back jumper and Andre Iguodala, the once-popular former Sixers, connected on a 3 for a 93-90 lead to close the third.

Philly and Golden State combined for 11 3s in the third and Durant scored 12 points (4 of 9 shooting).

TIP-INS

Warriors: Big man Kevon Looney sat out because of right pelvic soreness. Alfonzo McKinnie left the game with left hip contusion. … Kerr enjoyed Golden State’s only visit of the season to Philly. “This building’s one of my favorites in the league,” he said. “Just the atmosphere, the fans, the engagement, now that they have it rolling.”

76ers: Played short-handed against the Warriors: big men Boban Marjanovic (right knee sprain) and Amir Johnson (upper-back tightness) also sat out with injuries. Jonah Bolden started for Embiid, and the backup was Justin Patton, who hasn’t played this season. … Franklin the mascot wore a Harper No. 3 Phillies jersey.

COMEBACK KID

Zhaire Smith, a 2018 first-round pick acquired from Phoenix on draft night, made his return to basketball this week in the G League. He suffered a broken left foot, and he had a severe reaction to food allergies that dropped his weight to 164 pounds. Smith is up 206 pounds and will finish the Blue Coats season before it’s decided if he’ll play this season for the Sixers.

WILT’S 100

It was the 57th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game for the Philadelphia Warriors. Chamberlain shot 36 of 63 from the floor and an un-Wilt like 28 of 32 from the free-throw line to hit 100 in Philadelphia’s 169-147 win over the Knicks.

UP NEXT

The Warriors play Tuesday at Boston.

Sixers host Orlando on Tuesday.

‘Tyler Was Freaking Out’: Meet 8-Year-Old In Viral Video Shown At Bryce Harper’s Press Conference

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MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (CBS) – There is no question Phillies fans are fired up about the newest Fightin’ Phil. One young super fan found the news hard to believe and his reaction was caught on camera.

Meet Tyler Barnett, an 8-year-old who’s been playing and following baseball for at least three years. Two things are for certain – Barnett’s dream of being a baseball player and his love for Bryce Harper.

That video went viral after it was announced that Harper, a six-time All-Star outfielder, was coming to the Philadelphia Phillies.

“I was really happy after she said 13 years,” Barnett told Eyewitness News.

Barnett’s mom, Lindsey, surprised him with the news after he got off his school bus from Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

“I knew that he would be ecstatic so I wanted to record his reaction,” Lindsey Barnett said.

The 8-year-old’s reaction was posted to Twitter and quickly grabbed more than 130,000 views.

Bryce Harper Phillies Jerseys Already Selling Big At Citizens Bank Park

“Yeah, pretty crazy since my husband posted it last night,” Lindsey Barnett said.

The video reached the Phillies, who shared it during Saturday’s press conference with Harper.

Harper saw the second grader’s reaction from Clearwater, Florida, on national TV.

“I don’t know what Bryce Harper was thinking,” Tyler Barnett said, “but I think he was thinking, ‘This kid must be really happy about me coming to the Phillies.”

“Tyler was freaking out, watching Bryce Harper watch him,” Lindsey Barnett said. “It was pretty awesome.”

When Harper’s contract ends in 13 years, Tyler Barnett will be 21 years old.

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The Phillies surprised him with tickets to their home opener.

That’s on March 28 against the Atlanta Braves.

At Academy Of Natural Science’s ‘Paleopalooza,’ Visitors Get Exclusive Look At Rare Fossils

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Visitors to Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences had fun Saturday with fossils.

The museum is hosting its annual Paleopalooza this weekend.

Visitors will get the chance to examine some rarely exhibited fossils, talk with paleontologists and take part in a number of special presentations.

More information on the event can be found here.

Man Wanted For Attempted Robbery At Police And Fire Federal Credit Union

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The FBI has joined the search for a suspect wanted in an attempted robbery at the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union. The suspect was caught on surveillance cameras Friday at the union branch on Henry Avenue in Philadelphia.

He displayed a gun and demanded money.

After a short wait, he made off empty-handed.

There is a reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. Contact the FBI at 215-418-4000 if you have any information.

Philly Craft Beer Festival Delights Many At Navy Yard Once Again

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Beer, pretzel necklaces and food trucks? What more could you ask for on a Saturday?

It was all part of the 13th annual Philly Craft Beer Festival at the Navy Yard.

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This year’s festival featured more than 50 local and national craft breweries, serving 150 different beers.

USA Today has called it one of the best beer festivals in the country.

Feds Come Down Hard On New Jersey Nursing Home Where 11 Children Died

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PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – The federal government has imposed a large fine against a New Jersey nursing home, where more than 10 children died during a virus outbreak. The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has been ordered to pay $600,000.

Last September, 11 children died and 36 became ill during an adenovirus outbreak.

11th Patient Dies Amid Viral Outbreak At New Jersey Care Facility

Federal and state health officials found that conditions at the faculty posed an “immediate jeopardy” to the lives of the patients and staff.”

Mummers Strut For Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital For Children Patients

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – The Mummers put on quite a show Saturday. They strutted for patients, families and staff at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Several top string bands performed in full costume.

Mummers Mardi Gras Comes To South Philadelphia

The music and entertainment got children and families out of their seats.

They danced in front of the mummers while holding decorated umbrellas.

New Jersey Person Wins $267 Million In Mega Millions Drawing

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PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (CBS) – Someone in the New Jersey is now a multi-millionaire. One winning ticket for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing was sold in the Garden State.

The winning numbers for the $267 million jackpot were 29, 33, 39, 60, 66 and the mega ball was 21.

The ticket was sold at a QuickChek station in Phillipsburg.

$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Delaware County

Lottery hopefuls still have a chance to win some big dough.

Up for grabs in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing is $348 million.

With ‘Some Hippie Influences,’ Philadelphia Flower Show Seeing Increased International Presence

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Spring came early Saturday for many at the Philadelphia Flower Show. To many visitors, the long-awaited experienced was groovy.

“They turned the lights down and all of a sudden that ’60s, ’70s music came on,” Carol Talley said. “Loved it.”

If you haven’t figured out the focus of this year’s show yet, here’s a hint. You might remember Woodstock.

This year’s theme is flower power, taking visitors back 50 years to a generation that promoted peace and love.

“There’s some really great colors happen, some hippie influences,” Pennsylvania Horticultural Society communications manager Kevin Feeley said. “This year, we have 58 major exhibitors. That’s landscape, garden, floral.”

A Look Inside The 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show

There was certainly no shortage of blooms.

More than 250,000 people come each year from across the United States. There is even more of an international presence at this year’s event.

“We have the FTD World Cup being held live from the Flower Show floor, it’s the first time at the Flower Show,” Feeley said.

Twenty-three competitors from countries around the world are giving visitors a unique opportunity to see firsthand, how the exhibits come to life.

“I like seeing them work on it,” said a visitor.

The last day of the Flower Show is March 10.

Bryce Harper Phillies Jerseys Already Selling Big At Citizens Bank Park

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Bryce Harper hysteria has reached fever pitch. The Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday introduced the star right fielder and shortly after, the merchandise went flying off the shelf.

Fans have been clamoring to get their hands on Harper merchandise. Now that the superstar will be wearing No. 3 and the team officially introduced him, the Harper jerseys are selling fast.

Harper passed his physical Friday and officially signed a record 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies. In less than a month, the 26-year-old will be playing right field at Citizens Bank Park.

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Shortly after Saturday afternoon’s press conference in Clearwater, Florida, the Phillies began selling Harper merchandise – both online and at the team’s Majestic Clubhouse Store. Fans can buy Harper merchandise online at MLB’s official team store.

Eyewitness News caught up with fans at Citizens Bank Park who rushed to pick up their jerseys, many of which were hot off the presses.

“This is so exciting,” said a Phillies fan. “We watched the press conference at home. Got in the car, came here and got out jersey. There it is.”

(Credit: CBS3)

“It’s nice to have baseball back in the city and it matters,” another fan said. “It’ll matter this summer.”

“I’m glad to see him here,” another Phillies fan said. “I think it’s going to be like ’08 and filling up the ballpark again and we’re going back to winning ways, so I’m really happy about that.”

The Majestic Clubhouse Store opened at 10 a.m. on Saturday but extended its hours until 8 p.m.

It opens Sunday morning at 8 a.m.