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right now at 11:00 a.m., growing concern over the spread of the ebola virus in the u.s. just within the last half hour, president obama announced the appointment of a czar to handle the ebola crisis. ron klain will help row cord nature the u.s. response to the crisis. there is new concern on a cruise ship as lawmakers continue to debate. a dallas healthcare worker who handled a lab specimen from thomas duncan who eventually died from this disease, well that healthcare worker is on a
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cruiseship where she has self-quarantined. within last half hour, john kerry discussed the ebola outbreak as well as the u.s. response. the texas nurse transported to maryland is said to be resting comfortably. this morning we heard from her. >> this video of nina pham was taken by her doctor just before she left dallas yesterday. she arrived in bethesda overnight. officials say she in stable condition and resting comfortably. tom corbett says three pennsylvanians were on a nurse with a nurse who tested positive
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for ebola. they haven't been back home since the monday trip. they are not showing symptoms. they are not being quarantined. they are free to return to pennsylvania. state health workers are in contact with the people and will know if they come home. chris cato joins us live from texas presbyterian hospital in texas. the workers there are still being monitored? >> yes, they are, monitored and limited in their movement. we got our hands on this legally binding agreement given by the texas state department of health given to the 75 workers who may have been exposed to ebola here at this hospital. by signing this agreement, these employees are agreeing to several restrictions, including no traveling by plane, bus, ship or train for 21 years. they can't go to restaurants, stores, theaters or any other place where you may find a lot of people for 21 days. 21 days is because that's the end of the incubation period for
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any ebola exposure. they also have to be monitored twice a day with one in-person visit by a public health official taking their temperature, checking vital signs. one hospital worker, as you told people, obviously did not get this memo because before the memo came out, she was already on board a cruise ship. here is a photo of the cruise ship, the carnival magic. it left sunday, october 12, and is off the coast of belize. she is a lab supervisor at texas health president bebyterian. she handled lab samples. she's in self-quarantine on the ship. she's being monitored. the u.s. state department says she's showing no signs of having the disease. carnival released a statement that reads in part --
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they are not the only ones using extreme caution this morning. in half an hour when you rejoin me i will tell you why several dallas area school children did not have to go to class today. some extreme measures being taken 40 miles from here at schools because of what happened inside this hospital. live in dallas, chris cato, nbc 10 news. >> chris, let's go back to the issue of the cruise ship. that's some of the big news coming out of the story this morning. it's a seven-day cruise. are they going to keep her if her room until the ship returns to port? do you have details on that? >> you know, it's an interesting scenario. obviously, the passengers -- the other passengers on the cruise ship probably aren't thrilled with the news about this fellow passenger being possibly exposed to ebola. the u.s. state department has tried to make arrangements with the belize government to have her taken off the ship so that
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they could get a plane over there and get her back to her husband here in the united states. the belize government is saying, hold on, we don't want her here on our soil. let's keep her out there at sea. the cruise ship is docked. it's a seven-day cruise. it's set to return on sunday. at this point, it appears she will be kept in isolation until the cruise ship comes back to port in galveston. live in dallas, chris cato, nbc 10 news. >> we will check back in a half an hour. michael nutter is getting ready to talk about preparing for ebola. he is updating us on the city's preparations. that's about an hour from now. in our next half hour, a look at what's in place in case ebola comes to philadelphia. we will carry mayor nutter's news conference live at noon. you can stay on top of the latest news and information about this story at follow us on twitter and find stories using the hashtag ebola.
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first alert weather tracking changing candidates this weekend. temperatures are expected to take a drastic drop over the coming days. meteorologist bill henley tracking the changes ahead in his first alert forecast. what do you have? >> i would like to hit the pause button and enjoy this for weeks, let's say. what a beautiful day. look at that view. this is the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. a gentle breeze is blowing. not a single cloud in that sky over philadelphia. 66 degrees at the airport. the humidity has come way down. really comfortable day. light wind out of the southwest at eight miles an hour. the wind will pick up some this afternoon. it will turn a bill breezy. 64 in pottstown. doylestown is 63. upper 60s for wilmington.
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66 in camden. 64 in cherry hill. the temperatures are climbing. it will continue to climb. nothing but sunshine today. there are clouds to the west moving through central pennsylvania. no rain associated with these clouds. these clouds are not going to survive over the hill. we will see sunshine today there could be clouds entering the picture tomorrow as the wind starts picking up. this afternoon, 70s. as you mentioned, turning colder over the weekend. those details when i come back. >> we will see you shortly. thank you. a pennsylvania state trooper wounded by eric frein is out of the hospital. it's the fifth week anniversary of the shooting. alex douglass left the hospital with a police escort yesterday. a spokesperson said all the nurses were crying as they watches him leave. he was wounded in the september 12th ambush outside the blooming grove barracks. that ambush claimed the life of
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corporal bryon dickson. 31-year-old eric frein has alluded police despite an intense manhunt. they believe they have him tracked within a five-mile area in the poconos. one neighbor suggested crane has built a bunker. a woman we spoke with dismissed that theory saying someone would have seen frein building that kind of hideout. police are talking to the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a chase with officers. witnesses say the truck sped through stop signs and signals last night. there are several bullet holes in the driver's side windshield. the driver started driving toward a police officer and his cruiser. that's when officers fired at the truck. the driver was taken to the hospital. no word on any injuries. now from our delaware bureau. a crash in newark claimed the lives of two men. this happened after midnight. the two men, both 21, were
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killed. police say their car collided with an suv. the 48-year-old driver of the suv was taken in the hospital in serious condition. this morning investigators trying to figure out what caused a fire outside the city tavern. we're told the fire was in a dumpster. some of the smoke managed to make it inside the building. fire officials say there's no damage to the restaurant. second street was closed for a time. it reopened around 5:30 this morning. no reports of any injuries. new information in an attack on a police officer at a middle school that happened over the summer. the county grand jury incited a school board member and a council woman for aggravated assault on a police officer and other offenses. this video shows the alleged attack from july 10th. they say the officer was called to the middle school to investigate possible underage drinking.
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they say the two obstructed the investigation and then assaulted the officer. new information on a lottery that cut enrollment at a charter school. 535 students now have to find new schools from palmer. more than 1,200 children attended the north philadelphia school. more than half were allowed to stay. they are in the process of revoking the school's charter. it claims the school overspent and overenrolled, violating its charter. we talked to one mom whose child was cut from the school. >> they knew they shouldn't have kept enrolling because there wasn't enough room. parents wouldn't have to go through this. we have to find new schools at the last minute. >> the process to revoke the school's charter could take months and ultimately shut that school down. happening today in bucks county, fogabby gifford will gi
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a talk. she was shot in the head in 2011 as she met with constituents outside a grocery store. she has been campaigning for responsible gun ownership. stopping domestic violence is the goal of this police training program. the delaware county d.a. announced the county today. it will help identify and serve high-risk violences of domestic violence. this follows several deaths in the county. october is domestic violence awareness month. next on nbc 10 news at 11:00, double trouble. a major hurricane expected to hit just a matter of hours. another threat is churning out in the pacific. the tale of two stores expected to hit two popular vacation spots. >> we will be storm-free through the weekend. the temperatures, those will take a tumble. the chilly weather will stay
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with us. the forthecast that will take y through the weekend. welcome aboard. >> welcome. happy to have you here. >> great to have you. >> talk about some good news. she may be a new face on "today" but she's no stranger to philadelphia. look at that cutie. next we will talk to "today's" weekend anchor about her new gig at 30 rock.
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all eyes are on hurricane gonzalo in bermuda. it's a category 4 storm. when it passed over bermuda later today, it will be the strongest storm that island has seen in more than a decade. a live look now from bermuda. the calm before the storm. look at the palm trees. you can see the wind speed picking up and also churning up the surf there. people are preparing on the island nation in the atlantic. they are boarded up, stocked up and they are optimistic about the storm at bermuda's only airport, extra flights were added to evacuate people ahead of the storm yesterday. people in ohio are getting reason for tropical storm ana. the governor declared a state of emergency. it is expected to hit tonight into tomorrow morning. there's concern of heavy rainfall and high surf in the same area that as you recall was hit hard just two months ago.
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waves are expected to be as high as 25 to 40 feet. we are seeing lots of sunshine and the temperatures are starting to climb. get used to the sun sshine for e next few days. but the temperatures over the weekend will tumble. we will go from the 70s to high temperatures in the 50s and mornings even colder than that. it will turn colder and staying colder into next week with rain returning by midweek. right now, 65 degrees and climbing in reading. reading saw fog this morning. not an issue right now or for the rest of the day. philadelphia is at 66 and 64 in cape may. zero cloud cover. a little bit of a breeze here at the nbc 10 studios. the winds will pick up over the weekend. that will drive the cooler weather in. clear skies right now. we're watching clouds to the west. it's part of of a system over
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canada. some of the clouds will blow into the area during the weekend. i don't expect to see any showers with those. this is a different story. there's gonzalo. it's now a category 3. it weakened a little bit. a powerful hurricane. here is the center. there is bermuda. it's heading right for it. they are expecting 100 mile per hour winds later today. for us, sunshine. 68 in mount pocono. 70s for reading and allentown. 69 this afternoon for quakertown. doylestown will hit 70. 72 in northeast philadelphia and mount holly. sunshine at the shore. cape may, into the low 70s and dover. beautiful sunshine today. a little breezy at times for west chester, chester and glassboro. the winds will be ramping up tomorrow, which will make holding on to your papers a challenge before they are shredded at the great shredder event. we will see sunshine and the
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temperatures will start off cool. 60 to begin with at 9:00. at noontime, 66 degrees. the winds, they will be gusting. they will be stronger in the afternoon than they will be in the morning. riding in on the winds, colder temperatures for sunday. the seven-day forecast with the timing coming up in the next half hour. you know our next guest. she hails from philadelphia. a new job with nbc's "today" show has taken her to 30 work. weekend anchor sheinelle jones joins us live from new york. so good to see you. i hope you know how proud and excited everybody was to see you on the network doing the news, back on tv. it's maybe better because it's nbc. >> thank you. can i just tell you hearing your voice in my ear leading up to the segment, it's a little piece of home. that soothing voice. it's great to talk to you. >> sheinelle, what has the
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experience been like? you have only been on since the first of the month. it looks like you've always been there. that's a big part of being a successful part of a team. you look like you already have it down. >> thank you. it is quite the adjustment. you know, i have two 2-year-olds and a 5-year-old. moving our whole unit to m manhattan has been overwhelming. we are looking at this as a big adventu adventure. i don't think it hit me until the morning, that first saturday morning when it was time to roll. i'm sitting next to erica and lester and dylan, that's when it hit me, this is really happening. >> yet, you look like you've always been there. i would ask you if it was a surprise that you were there. yet i read somewhere where you said as a little girl you wanted to be an anchor for nbc news. is that right? >> it's so true. when i was in fifth grade, we had a career day.
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a news anchor came into my classroom. her hair was swinging and she was so smart and she talked about the different -- i just -- i was like, i want to do exactly what she's doing. i collected all the head shots of the anchors. i kid you not, i have video of it. they were on my walls. news anchors on one wall, janet jackson, cheerleading pictures. i have always wanted to do this. >> how powerful is that? news anchor, tell us what you have coming up for tomorrow morning. >> of course, you know, we will handle breaking news. we will talk about ebola among other things. on fun front, i want to get your take on this and anybody at home, when we talk about wedding etiquette, social media has changed that. to hashtag or not? it's about 55% of couples choose to have a hashtag for their wedding. you put the pictures on instagram, on facebook.
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then the couple can pull them up later. you have other couples who say, put the phones down, leave them in your purse. i want you to be in the moment, watch me coming down the aisle, enjoy my reception without your phone. i don't know. which side of the aisle do you think you are on? what do you think? >> i don't know. i got to think about that one. you know how tv is. they are giving me the big wrap. i'm so glad that now the world knows what philadelphia has always known, nobody does it better than sheinelle. >> i really appreciate it. all these chat stories that we used to do, i can do them this weekend. we will talk more about it this weekend. >> everybody will be watching. sheinelle jones, congratulations. we will see you tomorrow morning. coming up, first responders in philadelphia are preparing for tragedy this morning. next, the plan emergency crews are putting in place if something goes wrong on the rails.
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in just a few hours, a winning anti bullying app created by students in delaware county will make its debut. a team of students won pennsylvania senator's anti bullying mobile app challenge. the senator will be there for today's reveal. he says the app will make a difference in the lives of many students. each member of the winning team received a new ipad for their work. today the philly high school
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fair gets under way. the event at the armory at drexel helps people decide which high school is best for their child. the fair runs from 3:00 this afternoon until 7:00 tonight and tomorrow from 9:00 until 3:00. we hope you are getting old personal documents gathered for tomorrow's shredder event. it's to keep you safe from identity theft. if tomorrow is your first time, we want to tell you how it works. pack up all your old documents and then join us tomorrow starting at 9:00. when you get to the front of the line, we have volunteers who will load all of your documents into huge bins. that way you don't have to carry it yourself. then you can watch your documents get safely shredded into the shred it trucks. after that is done, we will have all kinds of activities for you. you can meet some of the nbc 10.
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nbc 10 and telemundo 62 have teamed up with allstate. it's from 9:00 until noon at the wells fargo center in south philly. it's free. in our next half hour, a representative from allstate will join us to tell us how important this event is. still ahead, we have the latest on what's being done to prepare for a potential ebola threat in philadelphia. the plan mayor michael nutter is putting in place the protocol to treat any patients diagnosed. has the holiday shopping season started? holiday sales and spending continue to grow. why they are offering up more treats than tricks for shoppers this year. this is ceo tom macarthur's world. in macarthur's world, he opposes new laws to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. and macarthur opposes a woman's right to choose
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the concern over ebola and its possible spread through international travel is surrounding a cruise ship at sea. a dallas health cacare worker w handled a sample from duncan is on a cruise ship. she's being monitored. she has shown no symptoms. the u.s. state department is making arrangements to bring her and her husband home before the cruise ends its trip. three people from pennsylvania are being monitored in texas. they were on the flight from cleveland to dallas with a nurse who tested positive for ebola. they are not showing symptoms. they are not being kwarn tequar. they are free to return to pennsylvania. state health workers are in contact with the people and will know if they decide to come home and when. within the past hour, doctors it at the nih in maryland gave an update on the ebola patient that arrived there last night. >> we fully intend to have this
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patient walk out of this hospital. and we will do everything we possibly can to make that happen. >> that's good news. that patient arrived after spending the past few days in dallas. chris cato is live from that hospital. several schools in the dallas area were closed today as a precaution? >> yeah. this is probably never a way the students expected to get a day off of school, but that's the case. several schools were disinfected today before students and staff arrived because some students and staff members were on one of those flights with ebola patient amber vincent to cleveland and from cleveland back to dallas. 40 miles east of here, a couple of schools were closed today because of another connection to the ebola outbreak. last night our christine maddela sat down with the superintendent of roy city schools who says that a nurse who treated ebola
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patient nina pham has two children in his school district who attend two different schools. he says those children are showing no symptoms of the illness. but as a precaution, those schools are closed today for what he calls an intense cleaning. >> we understand that there's not a living disease in our school. we understand that. but we're going to use our current chemicals and add in special chemicals as well and really clean the entire facility from keyboards to computers. >> i think they're taking the best approach. communication, making sure everybody is aware. i think by going through and cleaning the school, i think that's a good thing. it's just being precautious. >> parents had no problem with closing school for that reason. seven other schools in the same school district were cleaned before students arrived today. in fact, we are hearing that those schools, the ones closed,
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are going to reopen monday. >> chris, before you go, what about the nurses and other workers who work elsewhere in that hospital? have you spoken to any of them? >> in fact, we have. because there are several businesses around the hospital here. if we go, we need supplies, gas for vehicles, water, we encounter these employees who are coming to work and stopping by the convenience store to get some food or a drink. i have spoken to several of them off camera. all of them are saying the same thing essentially, they aren't thrilled with what happened here. but they are standing behind their hospital. they believe in presbyterian. they are saying, what else can we do? we have to go to work. you can't worry about diseases and things like that when we work in a professional environment. they're proud to work at this hospital. this evening at 5:00, a lot of them are gathering outside the emergency entrance to have a big rally in support of presbyterian
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to counteract some of the negative criticism that has been out there. chris cato, nbc 10 news. in a half hour, philadelphia's mayor will lay out the city's plan to tackle ebola if it comes here. monique braxton tells us what is in place in the event that patients need treatment. >> reporter: right now mayor nutter and his cabinet are preparing to address the public on how ready philadelphia is if someone is diagnosed with ebola in city limits. this is what we learned. children's hospital of philadelphia is standing by. it's one of three to four designated hospitals prepared to accept children with ebola. they are tops for pediatric care. but we want to tell you there are no cases of ebola there this morning. during a hearing by the public safety committee, we watched as the health czar told council
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members the city is between an a and a plus in its ability to treat ebola patients. professionals are on standby at hospitals as well as public health centers across the city. if someone is diagnosed with ebola inside the city, the health commissioner told us the buck stops with him until the cdc arrives in town. outside city hall, monique braxt braxton, nbc 10 news. >> you can watch mayor nutter's news conference on you can follow us on twitter and find stories using the hashtag ebola. our top stories right now. police many montgomery county are talking to the driver of a tractor-trailer who was involved with police in a chase.
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police fired shots. no word of injuries. one of the state troopers shot by eric frein is out of the hospital today. trooper alex douglass left the hospital yesterday. it's been five weeks since the ambush that left another trooper dead and frein on the run. gabby giffords will speak about protecting women from gun violence in bucks county today. it's part of a discussion with state and local leaders in bensalem. it will focus on the need for laws that protect women and families from gun-related crimes. she was shot in the head in 2011 as she met with constituents outside a grocery store. tracking the end of mild temperatures this weekend. a live look from our cape may camera. changes are coming bringing cooler weather right along with them. bill henley is here with the forecast for us.
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>> enjoying the nice mild weather as it's here. because it will get colder over the weekend. usually we see activity on the radar. i'm not expecting that this weekend. temperatures are running above where we were yesterday. it's up by four degrees in wilmington compared to yesterday at this time. 67 in wilmington. northeast philadelphia is at 69 degrees. 68 in blue bell. 67 for collegeville. it's warming up for pottstown. heading into the low 70s this afternoon. there's colder weather on the way. it is time for sunday morning when the aids swawalk is gettin under way. temperatures will be much chillier than what we experienced today. 40s to start with. stopping in the middle 50s in the afternoon. we will see plenty of sunshine but it's never going to feel that warm. it's going to be a big crowd on
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hand. maybe some of the heat will be shared among the walkers on sunday morning. i will show you how long the cold weather lasts and when he with will see activity on the radar screen when i come back with the seven-day forecast. philadelphia police are searching for two women who used a baseball bat and mace to attack a bus crowded with high schoolers. you can see the shattered glass hanging from the window. police say the road rage incident began around 3:00. the students started shouting at a car. when they got to the red light, two women hopped out of the car. one used a baseball bat to bust a window. a second pulled out mace. >> for someone to get out of a vehicle and use a baseball bat and break a window of a yellow school bus knowing it is filled
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with students, that's pretty bizarre behavior. >> one student from bensalem high school suffered minor cuts. witnesses did get the license plate number of the attackers' car. a man faces charges in an alleged fake school book scam. he sent fake invoices for textbooks to more than 70,000 schools. several school s sent him money. more than $280,000 was seized from his bank accounts. he denies any fraudulent intent. a first responders drill on railroad safety is wrapping up. they pretended to respond to a crude oil train derailment. it was held at the fire academy. the goal was to educate first responders about possible hazards and best practices during the derailment of a train carrying crude oil.
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that kind of accident as you recall happened in center city last january. this morning's exercise educated first responders about possible hazards and the best practices during a similar situation. the aim of today's exercise was to be prepared also for something like this. last year's oil train derailment and fire in canada, 42 people died and dozens of buildings were destroyed. the judge in the pistorius case is expected to hand down a sentence next tuesday. that after the prosecution and defense delivered final argumented in souargument the judge could order him to pay a fine and serve house arrest or she could send him to jail for up to 15 years. >> do you think you will be able to finish by the end of
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business? today marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake shook northern california. the quake measured a 6.9 and was centered just south of san francisco. it killed 63 people, injured more than 3,700 others and destroyed dozens of homes. world series viewers saw the quake knock out the live tv signal from candlestick park. the fall classic between the giants and athletics were delayed for ten years. hard to believe it's been 25 years. next at 11:00, a free service to protect you from fraud. nbc is proud to sponsor the grade shredder event. a representative from allstate will join us to explain how important it is to properly shred your personal documents. temperatures will be shredded over the weekend. turning colder. first the cold, then the rain.
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gathered for tomorrow's great shredder event. nbc 10 has been providing this free community service to keep you safe from identity theft for a decade now. julia joins us from allstate. allstate has helped put on this big event. explain to us the importance of the great shredder event. >> this is a great event to help protect yourself. the ftc said identity theft is on the rise. they expect the number of cases to continue to rise. it's really important to protect your identity. 13 million people were affected by identity theft at a cost of $2,300 per incident. you want to do everything you can to protect your identity. the great shredder event is a great thing to do to get started. >> as i said, we have been doing this for ten years. maybe somebody who is watching and has never attended before thinks, why would i have to come to something like this to get rid of documents?
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>> i don't know about you, but i do have a personal shredder at home. it takes me some time to get through all my documents, get them into the shredder. you want to make sure when you shred you use a cross cut shredder which is it what we will have at the event tomorrow. the great thing is, you can bring your boxes, up to five boxes. you can shred them quickly. we help you out, throw them in a bin. instead of taking the time at your house to go through paper after paper slowly going through. >> i think anybody on the fence, you just convinced them. julia, thank you so much for joining us today. and see you out there tomorrow. thanks again. >> thanks. >> thanks for allstate for partnering with us. >> thank you. >> allstate and nbc 10 and telemundo have joined us for the shredder event and it's free. sunny right now.
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that sunshine will be with us through the weekend. see the wind is starting to pick up. the flags on top of boat house row blowing in winds that are at eight miles an hour at philadelphia international. 66 degrees right now. we're on our way to the 70s. in the 60s in the pocono mountains. look at the colors. sunshine illuminating the beautiful fall colors. this is the view today. wilmington is 67. it's 70 and low 70s this afternoon. washington township at 65 degrees. bright sunny skies today. we are watching clouds to the north. this is a system that is going to spin colder air our way. that is timed for sunday morning. future weather shows the temperatures by late this evening into the low 60s. tomorrow morning, another cool
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start. we will be in the 50s to start with. saturday morning at 7:00 in the mornin morning. in the afternoon, the temperatures will climb to around the low 70s. scattered clouds, but i don't expect showers. sunday morning, clouds will move through. the temperatures will be dropping and staying lower. this is 6:00 sunday evening, the numbers in the low 50s in philadelphia. look at the 40s north and west. sunday night, that's going to be the coldest of the next seven days. today, sunny skies, into the lower 70s this afternoon with southwesterly winds to 15 miles an hour. it will be blustery sunday morning. temperatures starting off in the 40s, warming only into the 50s. sunshine for sunday and it will last into monday when the temperatures will stay cool. enjoy the 70s today and again tomorrow. 55 the high sunday afternoon.
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monday, 57 degrees with clouds building late in the day. and then here comes wet weather to keep things chilly for tuesday and wednesday. morning low temperatures in the 40s. highs in the upper 50s to near 60. there's a possibility we will see showers on thursday. >> thank you, bill. halloween is now two weeks away. that means people across the country are shelling out big bucks for the holiday. the average person is expectedm to spend about $78 this year. it's a treat for the retailers. >> reporter: for retailers, there should be more treats than tricks this halloween. predictions have consumers on target to spend $7.4 billion from candy and costumes to decorations. making halloween bigger than ever. >> it's about creating experience. i think that's why they have been able to propel into this
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giant industry that -- the second fastest growing holiday for consumer spending. >> reporter: they are expected to splurge for all ages, spending $350,000 dressing particular family members. >> halloween is kind of this pass where we get for one day to do the things that we love doing as kids, dressing up and playing pretend, indulging in treats that we usually deny ourselves. >> reporter: high-end retailers are selling halloween inspired goods to get a bite of some of the sales. >> it goes beyond kids going out and collecting candy on the night of. >> reporter: 43% of shoppers start their halloween shopping in the first two weeks of october. with just under 25% waiting nm the last minute. everyone is doling out the cash. spending on halloween is up 55%. >> no matter what the economic
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hardships are for families, they enjoy just letting loose on halloween and having fun. >> reporter: carve your jack owe lanterns and prepare for fun festivities. they are serving up more than your morning cup of coffee. next on nbc 10 news at 11:00, the local cafe teaching life skills to some special children.
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philadelphia coffee shop is brewing more than just your daily cup of joe. the monkey and the elephant cafe helps former foster children with on-the-job training. they are hired and get an hourly wage. the founder teaches them how to run a business and to apply to college. those are skills many of the kids don't have when they leave the foster system. >> going from the first day when i was trying to teach them how to make coffee to now, it's almost second nature. they know the drinks. they are able to take a lead in that. >> how terrific what she's doing there. during the eight-month training course, the young men are taught
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finance, computer literacy and customer service. coming up this afternoon at 3:00, an all new "ellen." then it's nbc 10 news at 4:00. campaign controversy. the photo that has some critical of a particular picture on governor tom corbett's re-election website and how his campaign is defending that photo. that's this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. then on nbc 10 news at 5:00, national and international concern grows over ebola. the softer side of the virus, literally. this plush toy has become a hot seller. it's not a joke. there is a serious educational message behind the toy. new at 6:00, a look at how ebola is treated. the experimental medications that could save lives. also we want to update you on our top story. michael nutter set to talk about
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preparing for ebola. that's coming up in a few minutes at noon. he will be updating us on the city's prep and what the protocol would be for treating a patient here in philadelphia. watch his news could ha s confe on bill henley here with a check of the forecast. >> we are being treated to a beautiful day. the temperatures are warming up. look at this view from here at the nbc 10 studios. a few scattered clouds. no sign of any rainfall. no sign of cold. it's up to 66 and climbing. the humidity has dropped during the day. we have a little bit of a breeze out of the southwest. you can see clouds to the west. those will steer clear today. a few scattered clouds over the weekend. mainly sunny skies. nice today, into the low 70s and low 70s tomorrow. it's sunday that it is going to turn colder. >> it would be nice to keep today and tomorrow. thank you for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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for bill henley, all of us here at nbc 10, thanks for watching. have a great day and a great weekend.
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