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feels like december 20th. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. hey, bill. >> it is a colder start this morning. temperatures are still falling at this hour. the sun's not going to come up until after 7:00, so we're seeing readings now in some areas below freezing this morning. that's a live view of center city, which is seeing nice, clear skies and temperatures that are in the 30s for the outlying areas. at 7:00, 39 degrees. 46 at 9:00. and then noontime, 55. when i come back, your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. some spots will make it into the 60s this afternoon. but first, katy zachry has traffic. good morning, katy. >> good morning, bill. i'm still watching this accident for bucks county drivers. this is on route 1 northbound right at the oxford valley road exit. our camera in last few minutes seems to have pulled out a little bit. you can see there is a police officer alerting traffic that they're going to have to go around this. the right lane is blocked. but in the last ten minutes, a tow truck got here, so i would imagine it will be wrapping up
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in a little bit, but keep that in mind for bucks county drivers, route 1 north near oxford valley road. new accident in montgomery county. montgomery township, bells run boulevard at welsh road, which is route 63. there is an accident there. there are actually a few in montgomery county. haverford road near eagle road, there's a crash that's been out for about a half hour. and in whitpain township, mt. pleasant avenue between morris road and batelson road. >> katy, thanks. breaking news, skyforce10 over an apartment building in atlantic county on fire. the somers point village apartment complex. police say this fire started last night but rekindled this morning. you can see firefighters on the scene right there. we are told the roof collapsed. the building is a total loss. no one was hurt. we'll bring you new information as soon as we get it. and new from overnight, a man led police on a chase through philadelphia and into delaware county before crashing his car. and police say it started as a robbery at the wawa on 84th and bartrum, north of i-95 and the
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airport. and then it ended in lansdowne. the suspect was not hurt in the crash, but he is facing a number of charges this morning. now in effect, a more lenient punishment for people caught with marijuana in philadelphia. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in university city. jesse, is there a possible conflict with state law? >> reporter: well, that's what they're looking into. marijuana possession is still illegal and a crime you can be arrested for outside the city limits of philadelphia. but starting today within the city limits, it is now, a possession is now decriminalized. people caught with less than 30 grams of marijuana will face a fine, not automatic arrest and jail time. we spoke with philadelphia police command, who say they've been working with the rank and file out on the street to make sure they know exactly what to do. >> it's been a process in terms of making sure that we, you know, coordinated everything with the other entities that will be involved in this, the other city entities. and so, again, making sure that
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we provide them with the information so officers on the street know what they're expected to do. >> reporter: coming up in the next 30 minutes, you'll hear some reaction from your fellow citizens about this new law. live in university city, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> jesse, thank you. new from overnight, we have learned school officials in moore, oklahoma, are forcing students and staff who are on the carnival cruise ship carrying a dallas health care worker to stay home. this comes even though her test results came back negative for ebola. also, a 30-member military team has been formed to help in the fight against ebola here in the united states. the nurses and doctors will go through training on infection control and using personal protective equipment. meantime, the cdc is working on new guidelines for treating ebola patients. they're likely to call for full body suits with no skin showing and a buddy system where workers will check on each other. and of course, right now on, you can find facts about the ebola virus, including how it can be spread and ways that you cannot get it.
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day 38 of the police manhunt for suspected trooper killer eric frein, and schools in the poconos near a spot where frein was spotted will open today with increased security. authorities believe frein was spotted friday near pocono mt. east high school where frein was once a student. they told police the person had a mud-covered face and was armed with a rifle. this weekend, police and the fbi shifted their search in response to that sighting to woods after the sighting was reported. teams in the air and on the ground converged along route 314 east, several miles from where they had been searching for more than a month. happening today in philadelphia, the man accused of raping a doctor in her rittenhouse square apartment is scheduled for a preliminary hearing. milton garcia is facing a number of charges for the june attack, including rape and robbery. investigators say he followed the victim and then forced her into her spruce street home. police were able to find him by tracking down the victim's
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iphone to garcia's neighborhood, and they also say he had her keys. philadelphia officials will break ground later today on the new police headquarters building. police will move from center city to 46th and market in west philadelphia, where the prudential life building now sits. the building will also house the medical examiner's office. we now have new video of two men wanted for an armed robbery at a delaware county restaurant. it happened at chickie's & pete's in drexel hill yesterday. one of the men is wearing a sweatshirt from the restaurant. the suspects forced two employees into the walk-in freezer. investigators say they got away with about $16,000 and they are looking into the possibility this may have been an inside job. no one was hurt. meantime, police are trying to track down the suspects who tied up temple students and robbed them at gunpoint just before 9:00 last night at an off-campus apartment on north 18th street. police say two men tied up the students, then stole laptops and electronics. no one was hurt. one of the suspects was said to
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be wearing a bucks county community college sweatshirt. the city of philadelphia's mourning the death of its first director of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender affairs, gloria casarez. mayor nutter's office announced yesterday that casarez died of cancer at the age of 42. the philadelphia native joined the nutter administration in 2008 and was recognized by a number of groups, including the naacp, for her work. this photo was taken at an lgbt flag-raising ceremony. this was just a couple of weeks ago. mayor nutter released a statement, saying she was a clear, strong voice to the lgbt community in philadelphia and across america. we all loved gloria's commitment and spirit. she was a fighter and champion, personally and professionally." now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a cold one this morning, coldest of the season. and the temperatures have not
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reached their coldest point yet. we're looking at some frost in the area and some areas that are freezing this morning. but sunshine will warm us up. it's going to be a dry day today, but tomorrow, rain drops will be falling. the first showers will come in with temperatures in the 60s, but that's part of the system that's going to drop the temperatures during the week. 33 degrees right now in doylestown, just above freezing there. philadelphia international is 42, but look at cape may at 36 degrees at the airport. a little bit of a breeze above building level at the surface. the wind is very light to non-existent this morning, and that's allowed the temperatures to come down. frost advisories in effect for the western suburbs and into new jersey, but freeze warnings for parts of new jersey and farther north, including the lehigh valley this morning. sunshine, though, will be bright once it starts coming up. the clouds have been moving out overnight. there are more clouds to the west, but we won't see them to start with today, and that will allow temperatures to climb into the upper 50s for allentown and
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quakertown. 60 this afternoon for reading, partly sunny skies for trenton, doylestown and northeast philadelphia with lots of sunshine for dover and vineland and cape may. temperatures a little bit warmer in those locations compared to wilmington, chester and philadelphia, which will see low 60s this afternoon. partly sunny skies this afternoon. clouds building with rain for tomorrow. the future weather with a chance of rain when i come back. >> it's almost 6:10 this monday morning, time to get another check on traffic for this commute. >> this is about the time that traffic starts to build. let's find out where the trouble spots are with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zach zachry. >> leading up to this time, we've had some accidents throughout our area. fortunately for bucks county drivers, an accident that was on route 1 northbound has cleared. i want to take you to 95 right at girard avenue, because we know this is a typical trouble spot, a lot of volume building at this time right now. drive time between woodhaven and
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the vine is starting to creep up there. you can see the volume building on the southbound side. there are some accidents through montgomery county, montgomery township, bells run boulevard at welsh road. there is an accident reported there. also moving south in haverford, haverford road near eagle road, there is an accident there. and for new jersey drivers, a live look at 295 right at route 30. no issues throughout the morning to report in new jersey or in delaware and our bridges look good as well. 6:09 right now. as it gets colder, winter storms push to the forefront of everyone's minds, especially the minds of philadelphia city streets officials. we will check in with them to find out how prepared they are to tackle this year's storms. and filling up at the pump is going to hurt a little bit less this morning and for the foreseeable future.
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just about 6:13, 42 degrees
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outside, and we're following breaking news in atlantic county. skyforce10 over the scene of what was a fire. firefighters are still on the scene putting out hotspots. this is the somers point village apartment complex at somers point. police tell nbc 10 the fire started last night but rekindled this morning. the roof collapsed. the building is a total loss. no one was hurt. we'll bring you new information as soon as we get it. well, we are about eight weeks away from the official start of winter, but as we know from last year, the storms can come early and often. the region was pummeled by nearly two dozen storms last season, making it one of the busiest winters in philadelphia history. nbc 10's katy zachry joins us now with lessons the city has learned. katy? >> reporter: tracy, early and often is right. so, we went straight to the city's streets department. they are responsible for clearing the roads of snow and ice as quickly and as safely as possible. it turns out, last year there was a record number of calls to the city's 311 line from people who were worried about being snowed in and wanting their streets cleared. the city's chief highway
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engineer tells me at the end of last winter, philadelphia streets were in some of the worst shape he has ever seen. the winter of 2013-2014 produced twice the number of potholes the streets department normally sees and fills in a season. and with regards to salt, rock salt, well, they are still getting shipments to build up their supply for the winter. the cost of salt has gone up for philadelphia about $5 a ton, but it's a cost that's already budgeted for as the department gears up for what could be another rough winter. >> we have salt being delivered. our fleet management is starting to prepare the trucks. we're making sure our contracts are in place in the event that we need to get contractors. >> as we said, the cost of rock salt has gone up for philadelphia about $5 a ton. that's the same as penndot, and that all echoes a national trend. back to you. and happening today, president obama is back in his hometown ahead of the midterm elections. the president traveled to chicago last night and will vote
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there today. illinois governor pat quinn and u.s. senator dick durbin, both democrats, are running for re-election. today is the first day of early voting in illinois. and the race for governor here in pennsylvania may be the most expensive in the history of the commonwealth. according to "the morning call," republican incumbent tom corbett has spent almost as much as he's raised. during this election cycle, the corbett campaign brought in $20.6 million and spent $19.3 million. his democratic challenger, tom wolf, topped that, raising $27.6 million and spending a little more than $21 million. there are now 15 days before pennsylvania voters head to the polls to choose their next governor. it is 6:15. today veterans who are looking for work can get help at a job fair in philadelphia at the union league. the free event will give vets and their families a chance to meet local business leaders and explore career opportunities. and gas prices are dropping lower and lower. last week they fell by 10 cents, and now the national average is down to $3.14.
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a new low for this year. experts say that number could drop as low as $3.10 per gallon before the end of the year. and we found prices in our area well below that. a gallon of regular has gone for $2.85 at this hess gas station on the admiral wilson boulevard in camden. right now, the average price in south jersey, lowest in the area is at $2.89 a gallon, slightly higher in delaware, $2.96. and the five-county philadelphia area, drivers can expect to pay $3.21 on average. good news and bad news situation, right? with lower gas prices, more people on the roads. >> let's find out about the roads this morning, where trouble spots are with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> we'll start with a live look at route 422. this is at trooper road. i want to take you to your drive times between oaks and 202 in both directions looking pretty good, seven minutes in both directions. this is a typical trouble spot, though, so we'll check back with it in about a half hour. a number of accidents on our
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smaller roads. this is in montgomery township. bells mill boulevard at welsh road, route 63, an accident there. also in whitpain township, mt. pleasant avenue between morris road and batleson road, there's a crash there. and haverford reed near eagle road in haverford, we're following an accident there. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's cold outside this morning! the temperatures have dropped into the 30s for most of the area. a little bit of a breeze above building level, but at the surface it's calm or very light. south philadelphia, southerly wind at 5 miles an hour. philadelphia international in the low 40s right now. you'll find temperatures right on beach avenue in the low 40s, but just inland, it is much colder this morning. in fact, freezing in spots of new jersey and in pennsylvania. pottstown is 32 degrees. look at langhorne at 32.
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just dropped to 29 degrees in furlong, while it's right at the freezing mark for jamison and richboro. we're seeing 20s in the coldest spot in our area, 28 degrees this morning. quakertown is 32 degrees. frost on the windshields this morning, but sunshine will do away with that. there goes the clouds. we had scattered clouds overnight. now the temperatures are coming down even more ahead of the next round of clouds that will start moving in during the day today. you'll see partly sunny skies and no chance of this today, rain. that will wait until tomorrow. this morning it is moving into the toronto area out of eastern michigan, passing by detroit. those showers will move in later tomorrow and stay for several days. but dry today. sunshine to start with, partly sunny this afternoon. 60s. low 60s for today. normal high temperature's in the middle to upper 60s for this time of year. and we'll see a warmer day tomorrow ahead of the showers that will be developing in the afternoon and into the evening and bringing the temperatures
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down for wednesday and thursday. i've just updated the seven-day forecast. that looks like 59 degrees wednesday afternoon. chance of showers continuing on thursday. might see a late-day break of sunshine and then look at the temperatures as we head into the weekend. sunny and nice on friday, 63 degrees. a little chilly in the morning, but the numbers will go warmer for saturday and sunday. bright, sunny skies, upper 60s for both days. pope paul vi has been beatified. it's the first step towards possible sainthood. pope francis celebrated him at the vatican during a mass outside yesterday. the ceremony happened just hours after catholic bishops failed to agree on welcoming gays and lesbians and the status of divorced and remarried couples. homicide. a philadelphia police detective who dedicated her life to reuniting missing children and their parents is murdered. and real-life superhero. a man passing by rushes into a burning home to save the day.
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at 6:23 this monday morning, 42 degrees out there as we take a live look at the streets of narberth. rather clear out there. and while it is cool, bill henley says it is going to warm up as well as the sun comes up within the hour. we look forward to that, and we'll have his first alert forecast coming up in a moment. busted! philadelphia police believe they've caught three serial robbers. the men are under arrest in connection with more than a dozen robberies at convenient stores and bars throughout northeast philadelphia. this is surveillance video from one of the robberies. they all happened between august 16th and october 10th. and police got a break in the case early friday morning when an officer on patrol near the 5700 block of harbison avenue saw a car matching the description of the vehicle in several of the robberies. drivers on the roosevelt
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boulevard should be prepared for some backups this week as penndot crews will be repaving. here's a live look on route 1 at 9th street. starting tonight at 7:00, the southbound inside lanes will be closed until 6:00 a.m. work will continue through friday morning. during construction, southbound traffic will be diverted to the outside lanes. i'm katy zachry with a look at your traffic this morning. i'm following two accidents in montgomery county. the first in montgomery township, bells run boulevard at welsh road, and there's also a crash you should be aware of in whitpain township, mt. pleasant avenue between morris road and batleson road. we'll look at the lehigh valley, but first, center city, philadelphia, where bill, it has been a cold start to the morning. >> yeah, and temperatures are still falling right now. most of the area is in the 30s and some areas are below freezing right now. so, a frosty start. we have seen some frost on windshields this morning, and
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here's why. temperatures are running 10 to 20 degrees colder this morning. jesse gary live in university city. it is a new start for this city as it concerns itself with the prosecution of marijuana laws in the city. we'll talk about that coming up after the break. and ebola concern strikes fear among parents at one burlington county elementary school, so much that two new students from africa are staying home. the only thing is, the students are not from the affected areas.
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there it is. you see it. we'll get details in a second. and cold temperatures are popping up throughout the region. and winter is still two months away. in fact, it is the coldest morning of the season so far, but we will get your forecast hour by hour, but it is, brrr, cold out there! good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. let's find out more about the chilly temperatures with meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. bill? >> they've really been coming down overnight, and now with skies that are clearing, we'll see them come down a bit more. we're still more than an hour away from sunrise this morning, and the view from cape may shows a few clouds on the horizon,  pulling away. so, frost and freezing is happening this morning. a frost advisory for many of the western suburbs and into new jersey and freeze warnings for parts of south jersey and to the north, lehigh valley into the pocono mountains. as we're still watching the temperatures fall. right at freezing now for  pottstown, mt. holly, millville and atlantic city.
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wilmington is down to 37. and northeast philadelphia at the airport is 36 degrees. but look at the warm-up that's going to be ahead. 9:00 this morning, 46. 55 degrees at lunchtime. and much milder this afternoon. partly to mostly sunny skies and 61 degrees at 4:00 p.m. we've got sunshine today, but there are some clouds ahead. i'll show you which areas will see more clouds later on as we go neighborhood by neighborhood. but first, katy zachry has monday morning traffic. good morning, katy. >> good morning, bill. other than the cold people are going to be feeling getting to their cars this morning, the story is the volume, and over the last few minutes, we saw volume building on 476 right near baltimore pike. but it's leveled out a bit in just the last few minutes. take a look at drive times between 76 and 95 in both directions. it's pretty good. no major tie-ups there. i am following some accidents on some of the smaller roads in montgomery township, bells run boulevard at welsh road, there is an accident there. there is also an accident in whitpain township, mt. pleasant
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avenue between morris roads and batleson road. and an accident that cleared was in haverford on haverford road, so that's good news for drivers in that area. a live look up in the lehigh valley. route 22 at route 309 looking good. 78 looks good as well as area bridges are free and clear of any issues. 6:31 and we're following breaking news. skyforce10 is over the scene of a fire in millville, cumberland county. we're told this fire started in the last few hours in this vacant home. nobody was hurt. firefighters say there was a fire at the same empty house last week. new overnight, a retired philadelphia police officer has been found dead in virginia, and investigators have ruled it a homicide. this is video just into the nbc 10 newsroom of the scene in suffolk, virginia. police found the body of 69-year-old virginia hill in her home early saturday morning. authorities say she was badly injured and died at the hospital a short time later. she served on the philadelphia police department from 1977
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through 2002, and this morning we're working to learn more about the investigation. and happening today, philadelphia becomes the largest city in the country to decriminalize marijuana. nbc 10's jesse gary's live in university city. and jesse, just how is the public reacting to this new law? >> reporter: well, vai, much like the patchwork of laws that stretch across the country governing the sale and use of marijuana, opinions are wide-ranging. but today in philadelphia, starting today, possession is now decriminalized. people caught with less than 30 grams of marijuana or for smoking in public will face a fine, but not automatic arrest and jail time. police will confiscate the marijuana. >> about time. marijuana's not hurting anybody in philadelphia. >> i don't approve of it, and i believe it leads to other things. >> reporter: digging into that last statement and i found that a quarter century of research shows decriminalization of marijuana does not lead to increased use or an escalation
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of the type of drugs used. live in university city, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. 6:33. new from overnight, school officials in moore, oklahoma, are forcing students and staff who were on that carnival cruise ship carrying a dallas health care worker to stay home. this comes even though her test results have come back and they are negative for ebola. the lab worker handled fluids from now-deceased ebola patient thomas duncan. students and staff will not an allowed to return until they are satisfied there is no threat. in burlington county, ebola concern created controversy at an elementary school there, all centered around two students from rwanda. the school nurse at yocum elementary school in maple shade sent a letter home to parents last friday, saying two students were coming from rwanda to yocum, and even though they were not located anywhere near the outbreak, the nurse would monitor them by taking their temperatures three times a day to check for fever. well, some parents said they were going to keep their kids home.
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>> in the forefront of your mind. so, yeah, there probably isn't a problem, but they're just scared to death. >> we are concerned. deeply concerned and scared as well for our children. >> over the weekend, administrators posted a message on the district website saying that while the two students from rwanda are symptom-free, their parents would keep them home past the 21-day waiting period and they would come to school next week. we reached out to the district but have not heard back. meantime, a 30-member military team has been formed to help in the fight against ebola in the united states. nurses and doctors will go through training on infection control and using personal protective equipment. the cdc is also working on new guidelines that should be announced today for treating ebola patients. they are likely to call for full body suits with no skin showing and a buddy system where workers check each other out. tomorrow, recent nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai will be in philadelphia to receive another award, the 2014 liberty medal. the 17-year-old will be at the
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national constitution center tomorrow night for the ceremony. she is the youngest ever nobel peace prize winner. she survived an attack by the taliban in 2012 in which she was shot in the head. and now she has become a worldwide advocate for girls' rights to education. tomorrow's event begins at 7:00. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it is cold this morning. the temperatures have really plummeted overnight as skies have cleared out. this morning the temperatures are now going lower. the sun is about an hour away from coming up. the temperature's down 42 degrees in philadelphia, and that's the warm spot. most of the area is in the 30s. there you can see some clouds on the horizon from cape may with clearing skies. we'll be in for lots of sunshine at the shore, but we need it this morning. while it's 42 at the airport, look at the 30s for wilmington, pottstown is 32. 32 degrees right now in wrightstown, and it's down to 30 degrees for west town, below freezing this morning.
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we've seen some frosty spots on windshields this morning. chester springs currently 30 degrees, while phoenixville is 32. it is a cold one to start with, but we will see enough sunshine now that clouds are moving out to warm us into the 60s this afternoon. the clouds will be returning. we'll see partly sunny skies this afternoon. looks like a lot going on here. actually, the rainfall is well off to the north and west, moving into toronto, out of michigan. it's got a ways to go before it gets to us. we will see wet weather moving in tomorrow, but ahead of that wet weather, the temperatures will go even warmer tomorrow afternoon. for today, 60s, partly sunny skies, wind southwesterly to 12 miles an hour. the seven-day forecast when i come back. 6:36. for those traveling into philadelphia on some bridges, so far it looks good. >> let's find out with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. what are you seeing? >> when i last saw you, i said area bridges look good, and they do. but just unfortunately, 95 right
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near the betsy ross bridge doesn't look so good. we're seeing a lot of volume building 95 southbound. these are the taillights heading into center city, philadelphia. and if you take a look at your drive times throughout our area, you can see that volume is our big issue right now. so, it's going to take you about 30 minutes to go from woodhaven to the vine on 95 southbound. 76 is seeing some delays as well, but fortunately, 476 between 95 and 76, you have a green light there. route 42 at creek road, headlights on the northbound side headed into center city, philadelphia. so, we are building on the northbound side. southbound is good. there are no issues to delay there. and up in the lehigh valley, route 22 at 309 free and clear of any issues. and delaware, you're looking fine as well. thank you, katy. the search for a missing university of virginia student becomes a death investigation. the discovery made just eight miles from where hannah graham was last seen. and a woman gets stuck in a tight spot after trying to rekindle a relationship.
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20 minutes before 7:00. look at these dramatic pictures. good samaritans pulled a man from a burning home. this is in california. you can see a man carrying the victim over his shoulder as he runs out of the house. good news, the man is expected to be okay. he was treated for some smoke inhalation at a hospital. firefighters in fresno believe the fire at the duplex started in the garage. happening today, a new antibullying app created by students from one delaware county high school is now available. the winners of the first antibullying mobile app challenge are from penn wood high school in lansdowne. their app gives kids tips to avoid bullying and ways to report bullying incidents. >> if a student's getting bullied and don't personally feel as if they can go to
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someone and talk to someone face to face, on top of that can be an embarrassing thing, creating this app kind of takes out that embarrassment of going to someone. >> and again, the app is available starting today on android and will be available for iphone next month. police in bucks county are crediting a neighbor for helping catch two men believed to be responsible for murdering a man. this happened around 8:00 yesterday morning near post road and pennsylvania avenue in morrisville. police took two men into custody near a white cargo van and then found the body. the victim had been shot, or rather, had not been identified, but police say he was beaten and stabbed. they found a screwdriver and a broken bottle near his body. police believe the victim knew his attackers. a nearby surveillance camera may have captured some of the attack. 6:42 and 42 degrees outside. a new york man was arrested and charged in the beating death of a 3-year-old girl. police in brooklyn believe kelsey smith repeatedly beat the little girl and assaulted her
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5-year-old brother in their apartment. the little girl was found unconscious saturday afternoon and later died at the hospital. her brother is in stable condition. this morning investigators in virginia are waiting for results of lab tests to see if human remains found over the weekend are indeed those of missing uva student hannah graham. a search team made the discovery on saturday and investigators are not sure how long the forensic tests will take. police do have a suspect in custody in connection with graham's disappearance. and in new hampshire, officials are reviewing surveillance pictures from social media sites to identify people responsible for a chaotic weekend near keene college that happened during the annual pumpkin festival there. police ended up firing tear gas and arresting dozens of students after a large group threw bottles and overturned dumpsters and cars. several people were hurt. and in california, a woman is under arrest after she got stuck in a chimney trying to break into a guy's house. crews had to remove the bricks because she was 8 feet deep. the man who lives there said she
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met the woman online and she had trespassed on his property before. she was taken to the hospital and then placed in custody. the suspected ringleader in the benghazi terror attack will be arraigned today in washington, d.c. ahmed abu khattala has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists resulting in death. four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, were killed in that attack. and this morning we're following the crisis in syria. the u.s. military's making drops to help kurdish forces who were there fighting isis. the air drops include weapons, ammunition and medical supplies. and this is all in an effort to help kurdish forces defend the syrian city of kobani. yesterday, the u.s. launched a series of air strikes in that area. are you giving your child the correct dose of medication? a new study shows just how often parents are making costly mistakes. researchers at nationwide children's hospital in columbus, ohio, analyzed calls to poison control centers between 2002 and
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2012. nearly 700,000 children under the age of 7 were victims of a medication error that occurred outside the hospital. many of the cases involved giving the wrong amount of medicine. some were given medicine meant for a sibling. >> sometimes they're cooking dinner, getting kids ready for school or something, and they turn and they give the 6-year-old's medication to the 4-year-old. >> there are also reports of parents or caregivers doubling up on doses in hopes it would cure the child more quickly. doctors say that's an ineffective and potentially dangerous idea. another high school football team is at the center of a scandal, and their season has been canceled. this time it's in new york at the monroe woodbury high school. school officials there ended the junior varsity season early after some players came forward complaining about verbal abuse between teammates. the school district is investigating these allegations. meanwhile, the football coaches at the north jersey high school involved in the hazing
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scandal have been suspended with pay. according to, the five coaches are also teachers or substitutes at sayreville war memorial high school in middlesex county. seven football players have been charged in the scandal have also been suspended. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> if you're heading out first thing this morning, you're going to have to bundle up. temperatures have plummeted overnight. it is a cold and in some spots a frosty morning. we'll see lots of sunshine to start with, and the temperatures rebound this afternoon into the 60s, may even go warmer tomorrow, in spite of rain. we're tracking showers that will start moving in during the day tomorrow. 34 right now in allentown. look at northeast philadelphia, 36 degrees. and down to the freezing mark in millville. skies are mainly clear, just a few thin clouds. this is the view from the nbc 10 studios. the combination of clear skies, dry air and virtually no wind has allowed the temperatures to
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really come down this morning. a freeze warning in effect to the north and in parts of new jersey. frost advisories in effect for the western suburbs and into new jersey as well. it will take some time for the temperatures to warm up, but the clouds have moved out. so, we'll see a lot of sunshine to start with, with temperatures into the 60s later this afternoon. partly sunny skies for the pocono mountains, 54. allentown and quakertown into the upper 50s. reading will see 60 this afternoon. sunshine and then partly sunny later today. doylestown 59, 61 in northeast philadelphia and mt. holly. mainly sunny skies along the coast. just inland for parts of delaware and south jersey, dover, vineland, cape may all into the 60s. sunshine to start with, partly sunny this afternoon for west chester, chester and glassboro into the low 60s today. clouds will be moving in tonight and temperatures will actually go little bit warmer tomorrow in spite of the chance of showers. once the showers move in, then the temperatures start coming down. the seven-day forecast, 59
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degrees for wednesday with showers in the area and winds picking up with showers into thursday with a high of 58 degrees. then the clouds, they're out of here for friday and the weekend. here come the 60s once again friday afternoon. 63 after a morning low of 47. 67 degrees for saturday. and sunday's looking pretty good, too, with mostly sunny skies. 51 in the morning, 68 later in the day. >> so, if you're getting ready to head out this morning, dig in the back of the closet for the slightly warmer jacket, because that's what i did. it's kind of cold out there. >> katy zachry, useful on twitter, but i like the live version. >> thank you, vai. i like the live version of you and tracy as well, too. volume, that's the story right now. we have had a few accidents, but they're pretty much clearing. a lot of volume. we have an accident on trooper road right at egypt road taking out the right-hand lane. you can see there's some police activity out here. cars are having to work around that. so, again, there's an ambulance i see that just pulled into the shot. this has been out here for some
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time, but it is tying things up trooper road southbound right at egypt road. there is an accident that's been here throughout the morning. this is in montgomery township, bells run boulevard at welsh road, which is route 63. some of the other smaller accidents we've had have cleared in the last few minutes. this is a live look at route 1 right as you hit the 76 merge, route 1 southbound. you see the headlights. things are moving pretty well in both directions there. no major issues on this monday morning. and for new jersey drivers, a live look at route 70 in cherry hill right at kings highway. busy intersection but no issues to report there. >> thank you, katy. let's head to new york for a look at what's ahead on the "today" show this morning. >> we get a preview from matt lauer and hoda kotb. good morning. >> good morning! hi, guys. >> good morning, vai and tracy. nice to see you both. coming up on "today," is it a turning point for the ebola crisis in this country? dozens of people exposed to dallas victim thomas duncan emerging now from quarantine symptom-free. among them, duncan's fiancee. we'll hear from her. also ahead, meredith joins us along with her longtime
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producer. they buddied up for mammograms on meredith's show and they got some unexpected news and they're going to share it here with us. then, is your child's bus stop a danger zone? on a new "rossen reports," drivers caught on camera blowing right by stopped school buses. >> those stories, plus, a live concert on the plaza from the legendary neil diamond. when we get started right here on "today." ♪ never seemed so good >> vai and tracy, back to you. >> there you go. thanks, guys. well, hey, denver broncos -- >> see you in a little while. >> denver broncos quarterback peyton manning needed just three touchdowns last night to become the all-time nfl leader and got it each before halftime. last night against san francisco 49ers that you saw right here on nbc 10, he surpassed brett favre for the most touchdown passes in league history. that's 509 touchdowns. it took favre 302 games to reach that previous mark, but manning
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and 42 degrees out there as you take a live look at center city, philadelphia, the aramark building. flags are flapping there a little bit, but it's going to warm up nicely. another 20 degrees, but the low 60s and bill will come along in
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a few minutes to give us a final check of the forecast in just a moment. happening today, changes to the way philadelphia police handle marijuana cases under a new law. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in university city with more on that. jesse? >> reporter: yeah, vai, decriminalizes marijuana possession. let's be clear, having marijuana is still illegal, but having a small amount in the city will not automatically mean handcuffs and a trip to the nearest police district. starting today, people caught with less than 30 grams of marijuana will face a fine comparable to that of a parking ticket, not automatic jail time. the goal here is to ease the overburdened judicial system. again, this law goes into effect right now. philadelphia is now the largest city in the country that has decriminalized marijuana. live in university city, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. good morning. i'm katy zachry with a look at your traffic this morning. just about 6:56, four minutes to 7:00, and volume at this time, as it is most monday mornings
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right before 7:00, building. on 76 westbound right near city avenue, where you see those headlights, that is westbound. so, a lot of volume there. if we take a look at the average speeds on the majors throughout our area, you can see 15 miles an hour on 95 south headed into center city, philadelphia. that area i just showed you on 76 around 25 miles an hour. 476 is looking good. average speeds in the 50s. but down here, the 42 freeway northbound in the 30s. and if we take a live look at the 42 freeway northbound, where you see the headlights, that's headed into center city, philadelphia, where it meets up with 55 before the area bridges. so, volume is the story this morning. there's also an accident in montgomery county, in montgomery township, bells run boulevard at welsh road, which is route 63. it's been out there are to some time, see keep that in mind if that's part of your commute. taking a look at drive times, it is slow also on 95. it's going to take you about 34 minutes, over a half hour from woodhaven to the vine. that's a long time. and we're probably going to see that time only creeping as we
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hit the 7:00 hour. 76 is slowing as well, but again, 476 is looking pretty good. finally, for new jersey drivers, a live look at route 38 right at route 70 in camden. free and clear of any issues there. and delaware drivers throughout the morning you've had pretty good roads. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a cold one this morning. skies are in the process of clearing. that's a nice, clear view from the mellon camera on top of the mellon building in center city. the temperatures in the city are running a little warmer than the rest of the area. frost and freeze advisories and warnings in effect for western suburbs, seeing some frosty conditions. we've seen it on some windshields this morning. 41 in the city, but look at the rest of the area, now 30 degrees in chester springs. horsham is 32. 32 in wrightstown. quakertown has dropped below freezing at 30 degrees now. pottstown and doylestown also below freezing, 31 degrees in both locations.
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it's 38 in newark. most of delaware's running a little bit warmer. no advisories or warnings there, but new jersey's a different story. mt. holly, atlantic city at the airport right at the freezing mark. and 30 degrees right now in vineland, too. we are about 20 minutes away from seeing sunshine this morning. it will be bright, but it's going to take some time for the temperatures to climb. so, a cold morning at the bus stop. in the suburbs, just below freezing, then 39 degrees center city. when i went to school on days like this, i would strap a radiator to my back and then i would be asked why i didn't have my books. cool conditions to start with at 9:00. by 9:00, we'll be in the 40s. a nice warm-up at lunchtime, sunny and 55 degrees. and then low 60s later this afternoon. now, we are watching the radar screen. don't expect to see any showers today, but tomorrow is a different story. we've got a system that's going to come together with some showers for us starting tomorrow.
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before they arrive, it will be warmer in the afternoon, and thanks to clouds coming in tonight, look at that. tomorrow morning 50 degrees the low temperature. so, not as cold tomorrow. chilly rain at times on wednesday and again thursday. wednesday afternoon occasional showers, 59 degrees the high temperatures. and we'll still have some showers into thursday as the winds pick up. that will keep temperatures cool in the morning at 45 degrees and just 58 degrees in the afternoon. but here's something to look forward to. as if you weren't already looking forward to the weekend. friday will start off chilly, 47, but we will be in the low 60s with lots of sunshine for friday and a really nice weekend with temperatures in the 50s and high temperatures are in the 60s with sunny skies for saturday. you'll have to shred anything yourself on your own, because shredding was over last weekend. >> went very well, by the way. >> yes, very fun. it was great to see so many people. >> i'm going to get a cup of hot chocolate and get ready for neil
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