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news," i'm chris cato. >> and i'm rose mothmary connor. >> today, sunshine that will be bright, but still week about two hours away from sunrise, 2 hours and 5 minutes to be exact. sunshine will be looking past the art museum at the schuylkill. the temperatures are still falling right now. we're seeing 40s and 50s. didn't have that yesterday. we were in the 60s to start yesterday. millville just bumped up a degree to 46. and philadelphia international just moved up a degree to 56. a little bit of a breeze will help mix things up and get some warming even though the sun's not up just yet. once it does come up, we'll warm to near 60 at 9:00 and as the wind starts to kick in. a look at the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i come back.
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but first, jillian mele is watching trouble on a thursday morning. >> good morning, bill. we have a new accident. route 309 on the northbound side near paper mill road. you see all of the vehicle involved and police officers responding, all of that is on the shoulder right now. and that's good for drivers throughout at least it's not blocking anything on the highway but as you can see, we do have a lot of activity so use caution. north hanover street and east fourth street. finally, we're dealing with a repaving project between the boulevard southbound between conley and pratt. and it's expected to be out there about 6:00 this morning. 5:01, this is what we're following this morning. skyforce 10 flew over the scene of a deadly fire late last night. it happened at an assisted living facility in delaware county. one person was kid and dozens hurt. and they had to be evacuated not an easy process because the residents are disabled.
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in milltown township, at a facility for the disabled. nbc10's katy zachry is live this morning. katy, you're live outside the scene. what other things have you learned? we know that the investigation into this is really just getting started, right? >> reporter: well, chris, after talking to first responders, i found out it was a scary time. it's an assisted living home for people with disabilities. firefighters and state police, along with the staff at elwyn worked together to get 40 people to safety. one person living here did die in the fire. firefighters say the flames started in a room. though they won't say if the person living in that room was the one who died. >> the workers here, edge everyone did a great job. they were all here, they were assisting as many people that needed help getting out. >> reporter: a security guard here at elwyn and another
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employee were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. more for observation, i'm told. people living at smith hall is where the fire broke out. unfortunately, the fire damaged too much of smith hall. they can't live there. they're moved to another part of campus. we'll have another update in half an hour. reporting live in middletown township, katy zachry, "nbc10 news." we have new information from overnight in the ebola outbreak. a sheriff's deputy who went into the dallas apartment where the first ebola patient had stayed is now in the hospital after falling ill. hospitals say there's no information that the detective had any direct contact with the ebola victim. a memorial service was held for thomas eric duncan. hours earlier in the morning, duncan died in the hospital. duncan was the first person diagnosed in the u.s. after becoming sick here. his neighbors in liberia believe
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he became infected when he tried to help a pregnant woman who later died from the virus. this saturday, the federal government will begin taking e temperatures at newark, chicago o'hare, atlanta hartsfield washington dulles. today is day two of the infectious disease conference in philadelphia. we will be getting an immediate briefing on the ebola outbreak later on. some of the brightest minds in medicine are in philadelphia for the conference which is now focusing on ebola and enterovirus d-68. nbc10's monique braxton is at the convention center where the conference is happening. she will have a live report with reaction from doctors about ebola coming up. happening later today, a trial will begin for a philadelphia woman accused of leaving five children inside an
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suv while she went grocery shopping. karen thompson is charged with child endangerment. she was running a day care at the time this happened on july 2nd, a woman said she heard children crying inside of an suv. police say thompson had left the engine running and the air conditioning on as she went inside the supermarket to shop. the children ranged in ages from 6 months tole 9 years old. they were not injured. in philadelphia, a preliminary hearing is set for brandon howard and accomplish alleged steven anderson. anderson is the nephew of a victim connie murray. he was the woman found strangled in penny pack park. in chester county, the treasurer of a volunteer fire company is charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization.
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according to prosecutors, howard smith iii embezzled donations from the westbrook fire company in valley township. he used the card to buy meals, fancy hotels and a vacation to hawaii. it was uncovered when the credit card company reported a suspicious charge. >> he betrayed a trust that the other men and women had put in him. and these are men and women who volunteered their time and risked their lives to protect their community. >> we did talk to smith's mother off camera, she called the charges against her son totally false. ♪ no help here, no peace. two dozen atlantic city workers were charged with disorderly conduct after a protest last night. they were blocking traffic on the expressway. they're upset that they're being
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told to give up their pension and health care so that the trump taj mahal can stay open. >> no one will have jobs or wages. >> trump entertainment is threatening to close the taj mahal on november 13th if the june doesn't meet its demands among other things. the taj will be the furs casino to close if it does. >> now to decision 2014, the candidates for pennsylvania governor faced off in their third and final debate just outside of pittsburgh last night. republican incumbent tom corbett and democratic challenger tom wolf took gress a three-member panel and tweets from viewers. among the issues voters wanted to hear about, taxes, public education. >> we've laid off fwer27,000 educators. taxes are going through the
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roof. we're not spending what we have pent in the classroom. >> when you say 27,000 teachers who are laid off, 14,000 of those occurred in the prior administration. today if you look at state spending, money from the taxpayers of pennsylvania, we're at the highest level ever in the mystery of pennsylvania. >> independent polls show that wolf leads corbett with the election less than a month away. today, both candidates will campaign in our area and they'll get a little help from two potential candidates. hillary clinton will campaign with wolf. new jersey governor chris christie will be here to support corbett. jesse, clinton and christie may be here to lend a hand in the race for pennsylvania governor, but let's be clear, this is exposure for them. >> reporter: secretary clinton and governor christie both likely believed to be making white house runs in 2016. but governor christie is being dogged by the new jersey
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scandal. so the questions on the main line could make inroads with conservatives. and clinton is still fielding lingering questions over benghazi. experts say both political stars want to shine in a key state which is pennsylvania. >> both candidates, hillary clinton and chris christie want to develop greater contacts in pennsylvania to assure they have what they have if they make a race in 2016. >> reporter: the next governor of pennsylvania could have on the national landscape there's an impact. i'll explain more about that coming up in the next half hour. live, jesse gary, "nbc10 news." you can count on nbc10 to keep you up to date on the race for governor. that's 26 days away. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. well, there's a cool one
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this morning. much cooler than yesterday, when we saw temperatures in the 60s. this morning, it's 40s and 50s. but the skies are clear. sunshine is on the way. that's today. tomorrow, clouds move in and we're tracking rain, possibly tomorrow and this weekend as well. right now, we're watching the temperatures fall. 52 in reading, 56 degrees at philadelphia international. cape may, right along the ocean at 63 degrees. right now, a little breeze at the nbc10 studios. the wind will be increasing, though, this afternoon. that's when we see enough sunshine to warrant temperatures at 70 degrees. look what's on the way. rain is possible as early as tomorrow afternoon. so, enjoy the sunshine while it's here today. bright sunny skies. 60s from the pocono mountains and allentown and quakertown. plenty of sunshine. 71 from northeast philadelphia. mt. holly will hit 70 degrees.
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very close to dover, vineland and atlantic city. right up to 70 for philadelphia and vorhees. westchester and warming to 68 degrees. changes ahead. i'll show you when you need your umbrella coming up with the seven-day forecast. >> 11 minutes past 5:00. it's time to check roads to see if there are any potential delays as you head to work or school. >> and now with jillian mele, what's happening? >> we're not dealing with any delays at all. we do have two accidents. this accident we're following 30 northbound near paper mill road. it's all on the shoulder. and i don't anticipate it being out there too long. we have an accident at north hanover street at east 4th street. this is a live look at new jersey. route 73 at 295. 73 is quiet. you have that long-term construction, and construction near route 168. still, not reporting any delays out there even the midst of the long-term construction zone. as you're heading out to the area bridges they're looking pretty good. don't forget, we do have that
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rehab project on the ben franklin bridge. we do have lane restrictions. police shoot and kill a man just miles from ferguson, missouri, we'll tell you what happened before the gun battle erupted on the streets. and a local mom accused of taking her daughter with her to buy heroin. and that's not the most shocking part. wait till you hear what she did with the drugs. the usual?
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infectious diseases continues in philadelphia with all eyes, of course, on ebola. nbc10's monique braxton is live there for us. monique, what's happening today? >> reporter: chris, in about three hours, doctors from all across the country will come here to the convention center to discuss the deadly ebola virus. now, our cameras were rolling yesterday when the meeting kicked off. infectious disease experts kicked off a meeting drawing national doctors. today's topic will be lessons learned while treating patients with ebola. this meeting comes as the first ebola patient dies in america. >> if we don't do a better job of contract tracing and identifying and isolating patients from this disease, it's anticipated there may be between 1 and 2 million victims from this infection over the next six months. clearly, we need 0 do a much better job.
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>> reporter: thousands have died in africa, as you know from the ebola outbreak. as you know, airports from across the country will begin screening people from african countries hardest hit with the virus. live for now outside the convention center, monique braxton "nbc10 news." we know you have a lot of questions about ebola and enterovirus d-68 and other infectious diseases. there's a lot going on right now. you can count on nbc10 news to get the answers for you. just sense us your questions about any of those viruses. you can go to the nbc10 facebook page to do so. we will forward your questions to doctors to get answers. the federal government is hoping that the second time is the charm when it comes to their health care website. the obama administration unveiled a new version of
5:17 am yesterday. the government said signing up online will be easier this time around because the number of pages has been reduced from 76 to 16. the website will start displays premiums when open enrollment begins on april 17th. and 5:15, a woman is accused of injecting her 15-year-old daughter with heroin. police arrested patricia davenport and megan rudolph on tuesday. prosecutors would say the two women would take davenport's daughter, boyfriend and her 8-year-old son to buy the drugs. the woman and the teens would allegedly use the drugs on the way home. >> i read the story about the allegations of a mother introducing her child to a drug, i'm really at a loss for words. i can't fathom these allegations. i can't fathom the champs in this case. >> she said this happened several times over the past six months. both women are charged with
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endangering the welfare of children and a number of drug offenses. pennsylvania and new york are teaming up to crack down on heir wane in the northeast. investigators will be able to formally share information on any case, regardless of jurisdiction. the coalition also includes new jersey and massachusetts. other states in the northeast and mid-atlantic region are expected to join. >> philadelphia is the cross roads for the supply of heroin. and it comes into philadelphia by land and sea and traffics from philadelphia up and down the east coast and to the western states as well. >> and the attorney general says one of the first goals of this partnership is to educate the parents about the effects of heroin addiction. if approved, ignition interlocks will be required for one year for drivers of a blood
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alcohol of 0.10 for higher. for one year. it's almost 20 minutes after 5:00, just ahead of the morning rush, we'll see if there's any accidents on the roadways? >> a few accidents, right? >> that's right, we've had a few problems, nothing too major. most of this activity has cleared off 309. we have a lot of activity on the shoulder at 309 near paper mill road. cause see, it's pretty quiet out there right now. we still have this accident at pottstown. north hanover night at 4th street. this is a live look at airport road. no accidents, 78 is clear. northeast extension is pretty quiet. keep in mind, we have long-term construction out there. if you're taking mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. cloudless skies this morning, it's completely clear. no sign of fog, no clouds.
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and not as warm as it was yesterday. the temperatures have dropped into the 50s in philadelphia. it's eight degrees cooler than yesterday this time. it's drier at the shore this morning. no sign of puddles that we started with yesterday. no showers today but that may change as early as tomorrow. 50 degrees and falling in wilmington. that's down five degrees in the last hour. northeast philadelphia is 54, 52 in wrightstown. pottstown is 48 degrees. while blue bell is 45. it's 52 in glenside. college row is 52 degrees. and upper providence is 46. pottstown is reporting 45 degrees to start with. we will see a lot of sunshine today radar is complete with no clouds around today. but the sun is going to take most of tomorrow off. the clouds move in tonight and this is the wet weather that we're tracking for later tomorrow and into the weekend, due to the chance of showers both saturday and sunday, but
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not today. sunny, breezy. afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. and the wind won't be as strong as yesterday but we can see gusts. tomorrow, the clouds move in look for rain to develop later in the day, late afternoon and evening showers, showers will intensify friday night and into saturday. then later in the morning, the showers start to break and in the afternoon, we get sunshine and the temperatures will stay lower for the weekend, saturday and sunday. sunday, a dry start. if we could see showers alive later on sunday. and there's still a chance of a shower, as temperatures warm monday. and look at tuesday, 78 degrees with partly sunny skies and into the 70s on wednesday. a pencil drawn portrait of murdered state trooper will be donated before it's given to the widow. valerie weaver davis saw the
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news about the fallen trooper and wanted to do something to honor him. now the names of officers from around the region will surround the frame. >> the easton police department have signed so far right about here. we just took possession of it yesterday. and this is a way of us showing his widow that, you know, he's touched all our lives, even though we may not have personally known him. >> that portrait will also be signed by trooper dixson's barracks. remember he worked at the philadelphia barracks it will be given to his wife tiffany. still ahead on "nbc10 news," the new evidence police say they found about eric frein. plus you the future of philadelphia schools. what teachers are saying needs to happen to save students in classrooms. and first it was the iphone 6, and not iphone watch. we'll tell you about a crisis of different sorts with apple's gadgets.
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hi, are we still on for tomorrow? tomorrow. quick look at the weather. nice day, beautiful tomorrow. tomorrow is full of promise. we can come back tomorrrow. and we promise to keep it that way. driven to preserve the environment,
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csx moves a ton of freight nearly 450 miles on one gallon of fuel. what a day. can't wait til tomorrow. with tom corbett, things keep getting worse. september 16th. budget deficits force pennsylvania to borrow $1.5 billion dollars just to keep the lights on. three days later, pennsylvania's unemployment rate goes up for the second straight month. under tom corbett, we've fallen from 9th to 47th in job creation.
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and on september 25th, pennsylvania's credit is downgraded for the fifth time in two years. why would we give tom corbett four more years? we've reports that 76 million accounts were compromised after a data breach at jpmorgan chase. now, a new report says that they will not the only target, kate rodgers is here with this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, kate. >> reporter: good morning, rosemary, well at least 13 financial firms were reportedly targeted by the cyberattack that hit jpmorgan this summer.
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last week, jpmorgan said 1 million businesses and customers were affected investments were also struck by hackers but it doesn't appear any data was stolen. "the new york times" says apresident obama has been receiving periodic briefings on the cyberattack. and apple is inviting guests to its headquarters for a special event next monday. analysts predict the new tablets will feature the finger print i.d. and apple services on the new iphone. back to you. >> kate rodgers for cnbc, thanks so much, kate. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather. >> still more than an hour and a half before sunshine. but we will see bright sunshine. under clear skies, the temperatures have gotten chillier. it's 55 degrees at nbc10 at 5:26. jillian mele has traffic. how are we doing, jillian? >> not too bad, bill. i just got word that this
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accident cleared at pottstown. it was at north hanover street at 4th street. it was good go toe. coming up a live look at the blue route. 5:26. we continue to follow developments at a deadly fire in delaware county. >> that's right, nbc10's katy zachry is working to get more information from investigators, katy. >> reporter: that's right, a fire tore through this assisted living facility. killing one. and just one dollar, that's what you need to buy a home in this area with your spare change. (barking...) (meowing... & more barking) this is just too good to keep quiet! petsmart's low prices on your favorite food brands just got lower! shop a wide assortment of food,
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medium hot or iced dark roast today. >> announcer: this is "nbc10 news." new from overnight, fire at a delaware county assisted living facility that serves the disabled. and we've learned that one person is dead. we're also following developments in the ebola outbreak this morning. a texas sheriff's dispute is under observation an serving something. as we take a live look outside, we've got dry skies to start your day. a little breezy out there. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm chris cato. jacket weather, bill, it's cooler out there? >> yeah, 10 to 20 degrees cooler. we're seeing 40s and 50s w