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strike. we'll break down an important vote by union workers, what it could mean for your commute. and a chilly start as we take a live look outside, but we will be warming up. we're tracking the changing temperatures and our next chance of rain. right now 47 degrees at 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. i know it's going to get colder later in the week and maybe a little rain, but what i care about now is that it's nice the next couple of days. meteorologist bill henley has the forecast. >> the next few days will be nice, but it is colder this morning and we're tracking temperatures that have fallen through the 40s and a few spots in the 30s right now. clear skies over center city. that's the view from the adventure aquarium. the city's not too bad at 48 degrees. that's on target for normal for this time of year, but look at chester springs, 38 degrees right now. quakertown is in the low 40s, right at 44 for doylestown and pottstown, 39 in oxford and 38 degrees in vineland. there's plenty of cold to start with this morning, but we will see bright sunshine. it's coming up at about 6:25
this morning, so sunshine will warm us to 50 at 9:00 and then 61 degrees at noontime today. we'll go neighborhood by neighborhood with the forecast when i come back in less than ten minutes, but right now, let's check in with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. good morning, katy. >> good morning, bill. we're going to start things off for our drivers. a live look at 95 right at girard avenue. where you see the headlights is the southbound lane headed into center city, philadelphia. take a look at drive times. about 14 minutes both directions between woodhaven and the vine. 95 is moving really well right now. of course, in the next hour, that's likely to change. a new accident for montgomery county drivers. this is on bethlehem pike at park drive. that's new into our system, so be aware of that if you're headed in that area. then also, two updates to tell you about for november january drivers. accidents on the first one, new jersey turnpike southbound, right past route 168, exit 3. that's still been moved over to the shoulder. it's not tying anything up. on 295 northbound, as you
approach route 561, which is exit 32, that accident has been moved over to the shoulder as well. in a few minutes we'll look at the roads in the lehigh valley. >> katy, thanks. 5:32 right now. this morning a national debate is brewing over how to handle medical workers returning from ebola-infected countries. the white house is getting ready to release national guidelines, but in the meantime, the governors of new york and new jersey have implemented a strict 21-day quarantine that some say goes too far. nbc 10's jesse gary joins us live in trenton to explain the controversial. tell us more, jesse. >> reporter: tracy, over the weekend, governor chris christie was campaigning for rick scott, who's running for re-election down in the state of florida, but coming up in the next week, once the governor returns back here to the capitol, he'll probably have more ebola business, due to the outbreak. patient kaci hickox has hired a legal counsel over the mandatory quarantine inside a newark hospital. this comes after new york and new jersey enacted new policies
requiring 21-day quarantine for people returning from west africa who had contact with ebola patients. hickox returns from the so-called hot zone and presented with a fever but is fighting her quarantine. >> we believe that that policy infringes on the constitutional liberty interests of ms. hickox, and we think that the policy is overly broad. >> reporter: attorney norman siegel says that policy could affect people who don't necessarily meet the criteria for quarantine that has been enacted by the two states. coming up in the next half hour, i'll update you on the condition of that other ebola patient over in new york, dr. spencer. live at the capitol in trenton, mercer county, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. we have that update now. the symptoms are intensifying for the new york city doctor who contracted ebola working in
guinea. dr. spencer received a plasma transfusion from ebola survivor nancy writebol. his fiancee is cleared of ebola but is under quarantine at their home. you can count on nbc 10 to separate fact from fiction on ebola. we are answering your questions live now on our nbc 10 facebook page. just look for the ebola q&a section. we have a doctor answering your questions. also, stay tuned. we'll check in with an expert coming up at 6:15. and septa workers are clear to strike. last night the union voted to authorize the move, but we're not there just yet. nbc 10's matt delucia joins us live to explain where things stand in the contract negotiations. poung lfer the strike could happen? >> reporter: that decision is up to leadership unit at twu local 234, but first step was authorizing the strike, and that happened yesterday. local 234 has 4,700 members. they operate the buses, the trolleys and the subway service. the union has been working without a contract since march. both the union and septa
individually say they are working towards a resolution, but union president willie brown says to continue working without a contract is simply unfair to the workers. now, septa says if a strike should happen, a service interruption plan would go into effect, and riders i've been talking with say any interruption would be a problem. >> i take septa every day. and i'm an hour and a half away from my job. so, if they were to strike, i wouldn't be able to get into work. >> if we've got to strike, we'll strike. as of right now, i'm tired coming home hurt, exhausted, broke. >> reporter: now, later today, the union president says he will hold a news conference to announce what their plans are moving forward with negotiations and this possible strike. for now, though, the buses and the trains keep running. live in center city, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, matt. there are three stories we're following for you this morning. >> this is just one week of campaigning left now before election day, and today, former president bill clinton will show
up to support democrat tom wolf in his bid for governor. clinton will appear at an event at a pittsburgh union hall. meantime, republican incumbent tom corbett will make an appearance at the national constitution center today along with former florida governor jeb bush. and today, one of the largest manhunts in pennsylvania history continues as police try to track down eric frein. frein is accused of killing a state trooper on september 12th. last week, police investigated a stolen car that turned up 100 miles north of the poconos, but it turned out to have no connection to frein. also today, there will be another hearing for a philadelphia charter school. the school district is in the process of revoking the charter of the palmer leadership learning partners charter school, claiming thag it overspent and overenrolled. dozens of dirt bikes and atvs are off the streets after a weekend crackdown. the dangerous drive police say prompted the weekend roundup and why police are so concerned about them on city streets. and hold your bets! we'll tell you what those happen
for sports betting to get off the ground in the garden state. bill? it's much chillier this morning. that's a clear view of cape may. that's the warmest spot in the area, right on beach avenue. the temperatures are in the 50s. but not far away, we're talking 30s this morning. right now here at nbc 10, 47 degrees at 5:37. of shaving stuff.
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csx. how tomorrow moves. lifeand thankfully, of shaving stuff. being able to find backups. wind is calm this morning. look at the flag here at the nbc 10 studios. part of the reason the temperatures are colder. at the airport, a westerly wind keeping temperatures in the upper 40s, but a few spots have dropped into the 30s this morning. radar is nice and clear with clear skies. don't have to worry about any rain today. you'll need your sunglasses. and bright sunshine will turn the temperatures around. 58 degrees this afternoon for mt. pocono. reading, allentown and quakertown all into the 60s today and plenty of sunshine for doylestown, northeast philadelphia and look at mt.
holly, high of 67 degrees this afternoon. it will be a bit breezy at the shore for atlantic city and cape may, but plenty of sunshine. 67 for rehoboth and dover, and inland, sunny skies and much less wind than over the weekend. 65 for wilmington, chester and philadelphia. a couple spots going warmer than that. sunshine today. we're tracking a chance of some showers come midweek, and then some colder weather to follow. in less than ten minutes, i'm back with the full seven-day forecast. 20 minutes before 6:00 right now. if you're getting ready to head out on this monday morning, let's check the roads for you. >> katy zachry, maybe you could update some of the accidents you were telling us about. >> we have an update to the accident on 295 in the northbound lane. so, that has been cleared from the scene, which is good, but it's been a busy morning on new jersey roads for drivers there, lots of accidents. we'll start in upper pittsgrove on harding highway at buck road. there was an initial accident where a car hit a traffic pole
and then a second crash happened soon after that. so, it sounds like it's going to be out there for some time. moving into pennsylvania, in montgomery county, bethlehem pike at park drive, there's still an accident there. and a live look right now for drivers headed over the platt bridge. this is right at midspan. no issues to report there. speaking of traffic, today crews will begin a $10 million traffic signal improvement project in philadelphia. the upgrade will take place in center city between north broad and north second and callowhill and market. workers will replace equipment at more than a dozen intersections and install cameras. the project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016. and speaking of driving, this morning gas prices are at their lowest level in almost four years. according to aaa, the national average is $3.07 right now, which is the lowest since january of 2011. experts say the tumble increases the likelihood that the national price could test the $3-a-gallon mark for the first time since 2010. here's a look at local prices. in the philly five-county area, the average is $3.15.
prices are below $3 in delaware, even lower in south jersey at $2.81 a gallon. a high-profile hazing case takes center stage today. a look at the charges facing four members of a college marching band as their trial gets under way. and you've heard of a deer being caught in the headlights? this deer was caught on camera tearing through a furniture store. we'll show you how this one ends.
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it's 5:45 this morning. nbc 10 is answering your questions about ebola. we have invited two doctors from our area to separate fact from fiction when it comes d to the deadly virus and you can get your questions answered at our facebook page. we'll answer your questions live at 6:15. so, a deer wanders into a furniture store. it's not a joke. it happened in iowa. after quickly bypassing some chairs, the deer ran through the mattress section and used his antlers to get out the back door. nobody was hurt. the store remained open while the crew cleaned up the mess left behind. today, latest person to jump the white house fence is expected in court. 23-year-old dominic adesanya is charged with making threats and assaulting two police dogs. officials say he jumped the fence last wednesday before being tackled by the dogs and secret service agents.
also today, the trial for four members of the florida a&m marching band is expected to start. they are charged with manslaughter in the death of drum major robert champion. prosecutors say champion was beaten during a hazing ritual. and a makeshift memorial at the university of virginia is growing for hannah graham. many students say the memorial helps to honor her memory and is bringing the university community closer together. graham's remains were identified on friday. she was abducted and murdered in september. a suspect is behind bars. philadelphia police are searching surveillance video looking for clues in a weekend murder. the gunman shot a man at point blank range. 911 calls started just after 9:00 last night. police got there to forrest avenue in west oak lane to find the victim dead in the street. he had just left a friend's home and was shot in the head and back. dozens of dirt bikes and atvs are off the streets after a weekend sting by philadelphia police. it's part of an ongoing crackdown on the vehicles, which are illegal on city streets.
now, police showed us the 34 dirt bikes and atvs they confiscated throughout the city, and they are still searching for more. police say a memorial ride last weekend was not the reason for the weekend sting, but it did highlight the dangers of these types of vehicles. >> well, they're very reckless. they're riding on sidewalks, they're cutting vehicles over. it's definitely a public safety hazard, and that's one of the reasons we can't chase them. we don't know what they're going to do if we chase them. they're going take off. they don't have lights on a lot of the vehicles. >> along with the confiscated vehicles, police also arrested two people riding stolen dirt bikes. a temporary restraining order is in place this morning on sports gambling in new jersey, and this week we could learn how the state will fight back. on friday, a federal judge ruled that sports betting could not begin at monmouth park yesterday as scheduled. the nfl and other sports leagues say the plan is against a federal sports betting ban. the restraining order means
sports betting cannot happen in the garden state until the complaint gets a full hearing, and that hearing so far has not even been scheduled. some interesting pieces of americana were on display this weekend right here in philadelphia. take a look at these, which may seem like ordinary quilts, but they actually contain hidden maps in there, codes there that were used to guide slaves along the underground railroad. the railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses that helped fugitive slaves escape the south and get north into freedom. mt. airy united fellowship church was on the way. >> every color in the quilt, every symbol meant something. and the people trying to escape to freedom from maryland, from down south, and this was one of the stops. the church is located in the same route the slaves would take en route trying to get to can a canada. >> and a member of the church owns the quilts and lent them for the exhibition. it is 5:48. right now in hawaii, there is an evacuation warning in effect as lava creeps closer and closer to
a village there. according to authorities, those residents should be prepared to leave their homes by no later than tomorrow. officials say the lava flow, which is from the kilauea volcano, can shift directions or speed without warning, and they are urging people to leave immediately. a new poll shows that good neighbors are key to coping with disasters like hurricane sandy. researchers found that neighbor helping neighbor, trust in a community and looking out for each other are all important factors. they call it social resilience. the poll found people who say their neighbors try to fix problems in the community are three times more likely to say that their community is prepared for a disaster. well, we don't have to worry about qulav flow, we don't have to worry about the hurricane or anything like that, just cool weather. >> it's so much better than hawaii, by far. >> right, any day of the week! >> we will see brilliant sunshine today. not hawaiian temperatures, but we'll make some progress. it's cold outside right now. our skies are nice and clear and temperatures are falling as a result. parts of the area have dropped into the 30s this morning.
center city is in the 40s. it is a cold morning indeed, but we don't have a lot of wind. that has died down. it's one of the reasons, one of the elements coming together to make it so chilly this morning. this is the view from the comcast center in center city. right now the temperatures are in the 40s. 48 degrees. it had been a little bit lower, but that westerly wind causing some mixing at the airport. most of the rest of the area is not only clear but seeing some very light wind this morning, and the temperatures have fallen into the middle 40s for wilmington. trenton is at 48 degrees, but look at bluebell at 41 right now. go farther inland, bluebell is at 41, it's 44 in eagleville and gilbertsville is 45, while pottstown is at 41 degrees. these still could drop into the 30s, these lower temperatures, this morning, as we're not going see any sunshine until closer to 7:30. and we will see lots of sunshine today. nice, clear skies.
the clouds, they are to the west, and those are the clouds that will bring us a chance of showers wednesday. but until then, we will be dry. sunny and nice this afternoon. 60s later today with northwesterly winds to 12 miles an hour. if this isn't warm enough for you, just hold on. tomorrow, look at that, 75 degrees the high temperature with plenty of sunshine on tuesday. but the sunshine will take a break for part of wednesday. we'll see some showers come through, most likely in the afternoon, a high of 69 wednesday. and behind those showers, the temperatures come down. thursday sunny and 60 degrees. and a little on the cool side for halloween. high of 58. but the colder weather moves in friday evening. by saturday morning we'll drop down into the 30s saturday afternoon with the wind blowing, just 49 degrees. >> look at that change in temperature. nine minutes before 6:00 right now. a big change on the nye january turnpike today. three new northbound lanes are now open on a 35-mile stretch between burlington and middlesex counties. the work finished ahead of
schedule and $200 million under budget. three no southbound lanes scheduled to open next week. >> all i can say as a new jersey resident is hallelujah! all those new lanes. going to ease congestion there. >> let's see what's happening on roads now with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> unfortunately, there's been a number of things that have crept up to keep new jersey drivers on their toes. starting in the lehigh valley, looking good, 202 where it meets 309. no problems there. the vine street expressway, the westbound headlights headed out of center city. no issues to report on the span of 676. in montgomery county, for drivers on bethlehem pike, we were swatching an accident on park drive that's cleared in the last little bit, so great news for them. looking at average speeds on the majors. on 76 and on 95, in the 50s. we know in the next hour that will likely change. and for 295 drivers in new
jersey, you're seeing about 62 miles an hour. we also have an accident in new jersey we're following in upper pittsgrove, harding highway, which is route 40 at buck road, route 553. there are at least two crashes at that intersection, so be aware of that. thank you, katy. it's a new week and that means a new list of matchups vying to be our next "high school blitz game of the week." glassboro and bishop eustace, ridley and haverford high or williamstown and hammonton. to vote, agrgo to nbc10.com or can vote on our facebook page, or third option, it's a pretty good option, text or call in a vote at 610-624-4111. of course, the game with the most votes will be featured on "the high school blitz" every saturday night at 7:00. and jillian mele and john clark right here on nbc 10. top marks for one local town. this morning it's getting national attention for providing female-friendly jobs.
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. at 5:57, let's take a look at what's happening county by county. >> we begin in chester county, where a study has just been finished to explore the benefits of creating a regional police department. according to "the daily local news," the proposed force would include kennett square, kennett, new garden and london grove townships. the four municipalities are home to 35,000 people, according to the newspaper. a public input session in each community is expected in december. and if the proposal's well received, a regional police force could form by next year. to delaware county, the search is on for the area's best teachers. right now nominations are being made for the 2015 excellence in teaching award.
the "delaware county times" said 19 teachers will be chosen for the award established by the franklin credit union foundation. awards will be handed out next spring. and heading to camden county, if you didn't get a flu shot yet, there are several clinics where you can get one over the next two weeks. there will be one every day this week. today residents wican go to the community center in magnolia from 4:00 to 7:00 and tomorrow, runnamede. for more, go to nbc10.com. and today, officials will make an announcement that brings more jobs to gloucester county. a new tenant has agreed to move into the port of paulsboro. the steel company's expected to create 150 full-time jobs and could be up and running by the end of the year. and a study just released found that a city in kent county is the top place for female executives in the entire country. researchers found that dover, delaware, is the nation's friendliest city for family executives. the study, which surveyed more than 400,000 businesses, appears
in this morning's "news journal." researchers found an average of 27% of businesses have women in top roles, but in dover, the average is nearly 45%. which is great to hear. >> good for dover. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. mandatory quarantine. new jersey's and new york's governors say their ebola policies aren't going anywhere, despite health experts calling them unnecessary. we're off to a chilly start outside, but a warm-up is on the way. we'll get your first alert forecast hour by hour. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. we're heading into the last week of october. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> and you're heading into colder temperatures this morning than yesterday, down 16 degrees or more in some spots this morning and still falling at this hour. sun's not coming up until close
to 7:30 this morning. that's a live view of cape may. cape may right on beach avenue is in the 50s, but the rest of the area is much chillier. 49 at philadelphia international. look north and west. kennett square's at 39 degrees. 39 degrees also now in quakertown and bluebell, pottstown, coatesville, oxford, all in the 30s this morning. delaware is in the 40s, but it's now 39 not only in vineland but woodbine. so, a cold start, but we will see sunshine today, and that will warm us into the low 60s by lunchtime. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in less than ten minutes. first alert traffic reporter katy zachry's watching your monday morning commute. good morning, katy. >> good morning, bill. i'm especially watching things in new jersey. that's where we start off. a live look at the 42 freeway right at creek road. where you see the headlights, that's northbound. volume is building northbound headed into center city, philadelphia, and of course, the area bridges, but there are throughout the state some issues to tell you about. so,