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>> most of it is in delaware. but now we are seeing new rain moving onshore in ocean county, heading towards burlington county. this will be the case for tonight. waves of rain trying to make their way onshore and through the area. riverview, moderate rain falling there. fhat's where you see the yellows and the oranges, showing you heavy embedded showers. sussex county, cape may county, we have more rain. this should remain offshore but skimming the beaches in sussex county. here's the rain moving onshore into ocean county, heading towards burlington county, toms river seeing steady rainfall. this will continue moving through as we go through the evening and the overnight hours tonight. the heaviest rain remains offshore with lightning. big area of low pressure spinning there. this will keep the rain, the wind, the cooler temperatures all in the forecast as we go into the overnight hours and also for part of tomorrow. as far as that rain and cooler temperatures is concerned with the wind as well, gusty winds.
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chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is standing by with a look at that. glenn? >> it's been a raw day around here. the average high is 65. we're 10 degrees below that and in some places even colder. pottstown, 53, trenton 53, atlantic city 53 degrees. and that is about 10 to 15 degrees colder than at this time yesterday. at least in parts of the area. we add the wind on top of it. the wind coming out of the north now, gusting to 30 miles an hour in wildwood. we have seen gusts over 30 in a good bit of the area. more wind coming tomorrow. i'll be back in a few minutes to talk more about when this rain will move out, when the temperatures will go back up in the seven-day. >> we'll see you shortly. our team coverage continuing with a look at traffic conditions. tim furlong joins us live in storm force 10. tell us where you are and how
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the roads are looking there. >> we are, renee, heading east on kirkwood highway. you can see we've been hitting a lot of the lights which does not make for good tv. you can see, you get the point, there is not a lot of rain falling. a light sprinkle falling, which is good, because at times this afternoon it's come down very, very hard. kent county, sussex county, the roads down in delaware 1, rehoboth area, smyrna, they've been getting rain. the roads in front and behind our vehicle, the lights in the background, visibility pretty good, not a lot of rain falling. not too bad overall. we're rolling east on kirkwood highway heading towards the outside of newark. tim furlong, nbc 10 news.
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download the weather app for your smartphone or tablet right now by going to our website, ebola concerns were once again a hot topic with several new developments in our area today. lawmakers from the philadelphia area met with local hospitals and public health officials to discuss how they're preparing. in new jersey, governor chris christie announced the creation of an ebola joint response team which will coordinate the state's response and the cdc has just announced new monitoring guidelines that will affect our area. starting monday, any traveler returning from liberia, sierra leone or guinea must be monitored for 21 days. the expanded screening will begin monday in six states, including pennsylvania and new jersey. nbc 10's lu ann cahnç joins us now live to explain how this would work. lu ann. >> in pennsylvania, the health department says they will have a plan in place within days. officials say this state was included because it's close to
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international airports where passengers are already being checked for ebola. and there are pockets of large west african communities here as well. passengers returning from west africa will be given information cards and the thermometer to measure their body temperatures. the state says it's still working on how travelers would report that information. they say it could be in person, by phone or video chat. and earlier today, three area congressmen met with health officials in philadelphia. they came out of the meeting at the hospital, the university of pennsylvania saying they felt confident that area hospitals are prepared. they're getting sufficient communication but there are still questions. >> i think there needs to be greater clarity and guidance of what we expect of all the institutions. i have great confidence in all these institutions. they're all capable but we can't expect every institution in this country to provide the level of care being provided at nih. >> he's referring to the national institutes of health. there are no reported or suspected cases of ebola in our
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area right now. lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. today, corner chris christie said new jersey is taking the threat of ebola very seriously. but urged people to stay calm. he announced the formation of that ebola joint response team. one of their tasks will be monitoring passengers who arrive at newark airport. people who are considered high risk could be placed in quarantine. people showing symptoms would be sent to one of three hospitals, hackensack, robert wood johnson or university hospital. more protection equipment has also been purchased for health care workers. right now on we have a special section on the ebola virus. look for the story on contract tracing to show what's being done to stop it from spreading. we also want to keep you updated on breaking news out of canada. officials have now identified the gunman who opened fire inside parliament. and at a war memorial in ottawa.
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police say he's 32-year-old michael zehaf-bibeau. officers say he killed a canadian soldier standing guard at the war memorial. witnesses say he then ran off and entered the parliament building where dozens of shots were fired. take a look at this video taken during that attack. the gunman was later killed by the sergeant-at-arms at parliament. it appears he may have been the only shooter. police say this is still an unfolding situation and have released no motive for the attack. "nbc nightly news" will have any new details on the investigation or the shooter. that's coming up on nbc 10 at 6:30. new information on the legal battle brewing between the philadelphia teachers' union and the school district. attorneys for the two sides met again in harrisburg. nbc 10 waiting on a decision
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from a judge over whether to keep the case in commonwealth court or move it locally to philadelphia common pleas court. an injunction was issued earlier this week that stopped the school district from forcing teachers to contribute toward their health care benefits. district officials are appealing that decision. thisç was the scene last week, it shut down broad street. teachers rallied outside district headquarters protesting the school reform commission's decision to cancel their contracts. the move would require teachers to pay as much as $140 a month into their benefits. big changes coming to the montgomery county d.a.'s office. it comes off prosecutors were forced to drop rape charges against a prominent political official. robert kerns is the former head of the county gop. the d.a. dropped the rape charge because a lab report was misread. it referred the case to the attorney general's office which is now prosecuting kerns on assault charges. today the d.a. announced she's following the recommendations from an independent review. the office will be restructured,
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county detectives will have a new unit for violent crime and there will be two new positions designed to review cases and evidence. our coverage of decision 2014 continues tonight. just in the last week, nbc 10 has taken a closer look at the candidates for new jersey's first and third districts. today we turn to the second district where republican incumbent frank lobiondo is fighting to keep his seat against bill hughes, democratic challenger. cydney long joins us live from atlantic city. both candidates are meeting with voters right now. tell us what's happening there. >> renee, i can tell you that both candidates are shaking hands with their constituents and voters. it is actually happening at the linwood country club not far from here, started about an hour or so ago. congressman frank lobiondo is well known here.
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now, he's held this seat for some 20 years, previously held by bill hughes sr., now it's hughes jr. who says it is time for a fresh face and ideas in washington. >> i bring a new vision. i bring new energy. >> reporter: bill hughes, a democrat, hopes to upset career politician frank lobiondo, the republican incumbent, second congressional district in new jersey just 13 days from now it's a district that stretches from the delaware memorial bridge to long beach island, with widespread, long-term unemployment, near 12.5%. >> we talk about cumberland county, one in five people live underneath the poverty line. >> i helped run a family business for more than 26 years. i've signed the front of a paycheck. i know what it's like to create jobs. >> reporter: a district still picking up the pieces and rebuilding in the wake of hurricane sandy and trying to
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rebrand atlantic city, now suffering casino employee layoffs close to 10,000. it is a race that's not been without finger pointing. >> hughes has accused me of everything but ebola at this point but that may be coming. >> i don't blame him for the casino's closing. what i criticize him for is that the warning signs were there for a long time, with 12.6% long-term unemployment. we're going back to january of 2010. >> reporter: both candidates shared their vision on team work and maximizing new jersey's resources to attract companies and create jobs to rejuvenate the economy. >> we also have an airport capable of accommodating every aircraft ever built. we actually have an international terminal yet we have no international flights. .pguardian on a regular basis talking to him about how the feds can play in. >> reporter: and one thing these candidates both agree on, they say if elected to congress what they'll hit the ground running on is extending those unemployment benefits
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desperately needed in this atlantic city region. live in atlantic city, cydney long, nbc 10 news. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, a an arrest in a bizarre crime. how one man targeted a woman's toes. plus, the debate over fracing. find out who wants to tax companies operating in pennsylvania and where that money would go. when's this wet weather going to clear out? i'm tracking the rain and looking ahead to your weekend. my first alert forecast is next.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> a big ticket project in the poconos hopes to avoid the economic woes created by the eric frein search. frein has been on the run for several weeks after police say he killed a pennsylvania state trooper. camelback resort held a behind the scenes tour of their aquatoppia. it opens next spring. with ski season just eight weeks away, they hope the fugitive search doesn't keep scaring away tourists. >> they do ask, is it a concern?
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i believe that to date, our state police have been doing such a good job at keeping him at bay, that i don't believe there is a concern. >> camelback's owner says skiers are hard-core outdoor enthusiasts and are not phased by fugitive manhunts. police stay mt. laurel's toe squeezer has been arrested. 30-year-old derrick johnson jr. is now charged with harassment after an incident that happened in a shoprite parking lot this month. police say johnson approached a woman loading groceries into her vehicle. officers say he complimented on her toes and squeezed two of them. she told him to stop touching her and he replied that he was obsessed with toes. the natural gas industry in pennsylvania reaps billions in profits. fracing as it's known is becoming a large part of the state's economy. at a conference today in bucks county, legislators said the natural gas industry is already paying its fair share in taxes.
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there was a fracing in the national gas drilling forum in perkasie today. candidates for governor are weighing in on this issue. governor tom wolf is pushing a 5% extraction tax. the project to double the size of a portion of the new jersey turnpike is nearly finished. the work is ahead of schedule and $200 million under budget. 35 miles of the interstate between burlington and middlesex counties will go from six lanes to 12 lanes. the northbound lanes will open this weekend. the southbound lanes open next weekend. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> there will probably be about a million people happy about that. a lot of people not especially happy with the weather today. wet and windy. we have more of it to come, chilly weather as well.
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today, tonight, tomorrow. but a dry weekend expected and beyond. well, we have nasty weather around now. we had a bit of a break in philadelphia and now the rain is coming back, the low visibility coming back, 55 degrees, the wind north at 14 miles an hour. 11 degrees cooler than we were at this time yesterday. and we're down to 52 in westchester. that's one of the cold spots, 48 in mt. pocono and we don't have any place above the mid-50s, which is more typical of let's say thanksgiving than what we're seeing right now. plus, we have wind on top of that. generally a north wind now. 15, 20 miles an hour. we've seen gusts over 30 during the day today. and here's some of that next area of rain coming into the philadelphia area. it's light now but there's heavier stuff across northern new jersey. as you can see, obviously it's moving down this way. we have all sorts of swirls in
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the ocean. good thing that heavy rain is not coming in our direction. but it's just going to be hour after hour as we go through the night, just coming down from the northeast. now, the central and southern delaware which was dry for a good bit of the day, not dry anymore. and this is the area that's been hit the hardest in the last two days, monmouth and ocean counties with more coming in off of the ocean during the night tonight. that's one area we'll especially look for any potential flooding. look at the swirl here out in the ocean as the low pressure center, the nor'easter develops. it's not all that well organized yet but it will be. it tens to push the rain in from the ocean. there we are, 10:00 tonight. more rain in new jersey than in the pennsylvania area but if any of that heavy stuff comes in to ocean county, it's going to be a rough night. and then by tomorrow morning, we expect the wet weather to continue. there's that nor'easter, not moving very much, just spinning
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around. it spins that moisture back in. so our rain is basically coming from boston. doesn't happen like that very often. here it comes even during the day tomorrow, we expect more and it's going to take so long for that thing to move out. the wind is still going to be with us and at least some of friday looks like we'll be seeing some clouds as well. for tonight, we expect it to be wet and windy and chilly. 48 degrees for the low in philadelphia, 44 in the suburbs. tomorrow, windy and chilly, more showers around. look how cool and look how windy. gusts up to 35 miles an hour, especially toward the shore. and then friday we dry out, it's windy but temperatures are up a bit. real nice day on saturday. a cold front comes down, cools us off somewhat sunday. the wind picks up again. look what happens next week, dry and increasingly warm.
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love it, hurricane. i'm john clark. will darren sproles play sunday in arizona? plus, why sidney crosby thinks flyer fans may take it easier on him. that is next. just over three hours left to vote for the high school blitz game of the week. over 53,000 votes so far. that's a record. triton/paul iv and downingtown east/west are tied. call or text 610-614-4111. the game with the most votes will be featured on the high school blitz saturday night at 7:00 right here on nbc 10. we'll be right back.
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk, brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. i'm john clark. the eagles heading to arizona on sunday. the cardinals are number one in the nfl against the run this year and last season. they haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher. running back darren sproles practiced today. he looks good according to the coaches. it's looking like darren may play sunday. in the eagles win over the giants, nick foles took more snaps under center than he normally does, not out of the shotgun formation.ç shady, we'd like to see chip kelly send her in on that kind of an attack. you could see it better. you could see the cuts better, the lanes better if there is pressure. you can adjust to it.
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kind of move the way you want to move. you are going sideways and if it is low pressure, kind of knocks you back off the course. if you get knocked off, you can see different things. >> sixers big win today, huge win. they didn't play. the nba draft lottery will stay the same. the owners voted against reforming the lottery. tank on. the plan is still in full effect. flyers are angry going into pittsbur pittsburgh. in chicago, the blackhawks last night, flyers gave up three goals in just over two minutes in the first period. claude giroux not happy. >> first period we got embarrassed. we didn't win one battle. we have to do a better job in front of mason. second and third i think we'll play better. we're playing good and doing too
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many mistakes out there, that costs us. >> the flyers will face sidney crosby tonight. he dressed up for rocky as a team halloween party this weekend. a lot of flyers didn't like to see that. sidney responds. >> i like the movie, too. maybe they'll soften up on me because i picked that, i don't know, we'll see. >> don't think so. by the way, braydon coburn out tonight. ray emery in net. we're right back. and cut local property taxes. and tom corbett? it's corbett who slashed education by a billion dollars... ...and now almost 80% of school districts plan to raise property taxes. and it's corbett who's increasing gas taxes by 28 cents a gallon. tom corbett. desperate and dishonest.
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in cases of rape,pposes aborin cases of incest,ions. and in cases where the mother's health is in danger. no woman should be forced to carry a pregnancy from a rape. mario scavello sponsored a bill to force women to have unnecessary and invasive ultrasounds. it's horrifying. women need to know that mario scavello wants to stand between them and their doctors in making decisions that aren't his to make. wet night ahead. >> oh, yes. there's a lot of wind offshore. some of it's spinning in. sheena will keep an eye on that and update you at 11:00 tonight. if any of that stuff comes in, obviously it's a different story for tomorrow morning's rush. which of course is going to be wet anyway. wet, windy and chilly but improving weather, dry weekend and i know you're going to like
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the beginning of next week. >> sounds good, thanks, again. for glenn and all of us here at nbc 10, i'm renee chenault-fattah, have a good night. on our broadcast tonight, shots fired in canada's halls of power. a soldier and suspect both dead. the capital city placed on lockdown. and in this country the fbi put on alert. free and clear, our nbc news cameraman fresh out of the hospital talking with us tonight about surviving ebola. sudden impact, a new warning about tho defective airbags. passengers are now being told to stay out of the front seat until it's fixed. and making a difference, in detroit a sanctuary for young people that was in danger of closing until so many of you stepped up. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian ll