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we'll eventually drink enough coffee and shake off the cobwebs. let's begin with bill henley who is never foggy. >> there's no shortage this morning. and today we can see it for much of the area, dense fog followed the rain and the cold this morning but as you see in center city there's no fog there. it's the outlying areas that are colder. and now fog, king of prussia. it's thick not only in king of prussia, but look at around the area. coatesville is holding at zero visibility down to quarter-mile visibility in allentown, quakertown, pottstown, blue bell. philadelphia international is doing just fine as is northeast philadelphia at the airport. but it's dense fog for mt. holly. and wilmington with quarter-mile visibility in dover, millville. and atlantic city has fog at the airport with half-a mile visibility. no shortage of fog or colder temperatures, now 39 degrees and falling in pottstown where most of the rest of the area is in
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the 40s. about 20 degrees colder than yesterday this time. a chilly morning. by 9:00, we will see sunshine break through. the fog will be easing. and then sunshine this afternoon will turn out to be a pretty nice day overall. in less than ten minutes i'm back by the hour-by-hour future weather. right now, "first alert" traffic reporter jillian mele is watching the fog. good morning. >> good morning, bill. it's pretty thick in some areas. this is a live look at montgomery county, route 59 for the ramps to the pennsylvania turnpike, you can see that heavy fog that we're dealing with this morning. pennsylvania turnpike is looking good. 309 is pretty quiet. that is a little bit of good news. not dealing with any fog out of melbourne. this is a live look at route 202. you can see we do have a little construction out there a lot has cleared but we're dealing with a little out there still not causing delays though. this is blue bell at dekalb
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pike. and elway road at allentown. and following an accident on the northbound side on oxford circle. if you're heading out on that direction, make sure you stick to the inner drive, chris. it seems like it strikes fear into parents. another school shooting. it seems to repeat itself. it happened in sandy hook in 2012. last week in washington state. the colonial school district in new castle will unveil bulletproof white boards in what is called a lifeline of defense. katy zack ri has more. >> reporter: chris, just in a few hours, the bulletproof white boards will be produced. here is video of the protective white boards they look just like regular dry erase boards but they can be life saving because
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they're bulletproof. they're portable and small, you can see, they're meant to be a field in the says of a school shooting. when not in use, teachers can use them as a tool in the classroom. starting today every teacher in the school district will be trained on how to use them and protect their students as well. >> it's a way for us to be able to say not only to our teachers and our kids but to our community, we're thinking about this. we understand this. we are clear that you can never be too safe and too careful. >> reporter: and superintendent blakely says also this morning, the front staff. the staff in the front office will learn how to use the bulletproof white boards because so often that staff is the first line of defense when there is a school incident. and you'll hear from the teacher who is also trained on how to use them. it's 5:03. today a delaware state senator's husband who appears to be caught on camera stealing campaign signs is expected to turn
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himself into police. >> what are you doing this for? >> hey, don't stop me. >> those aren't your signs, bud. >> there's no -- >> there's no what? >> there's no name on these signs. >> yes, they are. look right here. property of the republican party. >> we got you, brother. >> that is dana long, the husband of state senator benefbenefi long hall. >> they know better than to engage in this sort of illegal activity. it really is disgusting. these weren't even her opponent's signs. these were signs supporting the republican party. >> we're told that long will come in for arrest. >> she issued a statement, my husband is my high school
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sweetheart. he loves me very much. i was not wear that he allowed the frustration over the campaign get the better of him. of course i wish that never happened. and a bill that would make a tax moat vaded by someone's sexual orientationcy hate crime. that was triggered by the incident in center city. one victim suffered a broken jaw and a cut that required 24 stiffs. the other victim had facial fractures. kevin harrigan, philip williams and kathryn nod is facing charges. it calls for 90 days in prison and a fine up to $2,000. a former city council secretary is going to be charged today. she stole nearly $25,000 in social security checks from an 88-year-old woman she was taking care of at the time. 5:05.
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new information now. philadelphia police say an officer fired shots the a robbery suspect. >> and this morning, nbc10 has learn this was all connected to an abduction that happened earliest last week. they shot at him because he was dragging an officer by the car. police say they used a taser on him before chasing him into custody. the man is a suspect in an assault and abduction that happened monday. authorities say that man intentionally hit a woman with his car, threw her in the car and robbed her beforet willing her go. union workers are making preparations in case talks fall through leading them to walk off the is job. nbc10 was there as t.w. members 234 were there at a meeting.
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both sides have confirmed they're still works towards a resolution. >> we look at it and we'll evaluate where we are and we'll make a decision. >> a septa spokesperson said management is still negotiating in the state and still believes they can work out a deal and avoid a strike. the two sides meet back at the table at noon. in the event of a strike, you do have other options. we've put together a list of alternatives on website well, the newly appointed u.s. ebola czar will visit the centers for disease control in atlanta today. ron klain has been criticized for keeping a low profile since being appointed by president obama to lead the government's response to the ebola crisis. and a showdown could come today between the state of maine and a nurse who was quarantined for several days after returning from west africa. kaci hickox is now back in maine. she says she has no symptoms. she can't give anyone ebola. he's been evaluated and in
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quarantine. she did step outside last night. and said she will defy that quarantine if the state doesn't lift most of the restrictions by today. >> and i have been told that the attorney general's intention is to file legal action against me. and if this does occur, then i will challenge those legal actions. >> now, state police have been monitoring hickox's home and officials in maine are actually seeking a court order that would allow state troopers to detain her if she breaks her quarantine. you can count on nbc10 for detailed information. logon to for the entire section dedicated to that virus, including the symptoms. remember to use the #ebola on social media so you can get the latest information from us. now, your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a foggy start this morning. temperatures have plummeted overnight. and with the rain left over from
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yesterday, the moisture, we have thick fog for much of the area. but this afternoon it will be sunshine and temperatures rebounding from the 30s and 40s. closer to 60 degrees later on. it's the weekend that will turn colder. and windy. and not dry, at least for the first half of the weekend. allentown, fog, 44 degrees. millville seeing fog at 45 degrees. and the fog has eased a little bit in northeast philadelphia at the airport. lumberton in burlington county. there's the fog this morning. this is a familiar scene around the area. there's lots of fog around in most of the cameras. the traffic cameras this morning responding to fog that will bes with for hours. right now, quarter-mile visibility from allentown from pottstown, coatesville has zero visibility. look at the fog for wilmington, mt. holly and wrightstown. and even farther to the south for dover, millville and atlantic city. a foggy start this morning. once the temperatures start to climb, the fog will disappear, and this will be looking nice and clear for this afternoon.
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we'll see plenty of sunshine today. and we'll start with some sunshine tomorrow. society temperatures will be climbing, low 50s at 11:00 this morning for philadelphia. upper 50s with sunshine this afternoon. swriel light northwesterly wind at 12 miles an hour. that wind electrical stronger over the weekend and that brings colder air. so lots of fog to start with but then it clears out for sunshine with temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. a look through the weekend when i come back in less than ten minutes with the full seven-day forecast. all right, bill, at 10 minutes after 5:00, the thick fog out there the rule of the morning is give yourself extra time before you leave. >> and you really don't know what you're going to hit but jillian does. "first alert" traffic reporter jillian mele. >> good morning to you as well if you're wake up, 295 at interstate 195, foggy conditions. but the good news is, no delays,
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no accidents to report on 295. for the most part, 295 is pretty quiet. this is south philadelphia 95 at broad street. you can actually see the off-ramp to broad street. traffic is moving along just fine. no traffic to deal with in center city philadelphia a lot of other areas dealing with the fog. and we have a disabled vehicle on the northeast extension southbound it's actually on the lansdowne on-ramp. that where we're dealing with a disabled vehicle. finally, we're still following an accident right now in blue bell, dekalb pike at morris road. forget first dibs, a local lawmaker wants to make a pay for parking app illegal in philadelphia. jesse gary is following the proposed change. >> reporter: tracy, that's right, coming up after the break, we'll have a closer look at the legislation that would make selling a parking space illegal.
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>> hi, this is nbc10's monique braxton and we're riding in storm force 10 up north 309. we'll tell you where the fog appears to be the heaviest as you head out for your morning commute. newspapers speak out. tom corbett has been something of a disaster. tom corbett cut spending on education by a billion dollars...
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it is 5:14 and 36 degrees outside. and the fog that you see there in the picture is widespread. this is a live picture of route 100 in houston township, chester county. also nbc10's monique braxton is
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in storm force 10. she's going north on 309. seeing the fog in that area. monique, tell us more. >> reporter: hi, tracy, we headed out on 76 on the schuylkill expressway and we ran into some fog there. the closer we got to the pennsylvania turnpike, we did see that the fog was heading up pretty much near the waterways. right now heading north on 309. we're in and out of pockets of fog. here's what it looks like for those of you heading out. we have just passed montgomery mall. it was very foggy near montgomery mall. we're still in a lot of fog here. again, we're running in and out of the fog. i heard kras schris say earlier should definitely leave extra time. you may be in the clear for five
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minutes but the next 10 or 15, you're definite any in fog. paying to reserve a parking spot in philadelphia. there's an app for that but one lawmaker says maybe there shouldn't be. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in center city. what is this politician proposing now. >> reporter: chris is democrat bill greenley at-large democrat, his order answer that that he's proposing in city council to amend the parking rules making it illegal to sell, lease or reserve a parking space. this comes on the heels of the app that allows people sitting in a free space looking to land a spot. the price for the spot is up for investigation. greenley said it's a violation of ethics that could lead to violence. >> somebody sitting in that spot
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holding it, as you see often on the city street, somebody will also pull up and kind of wait in line for that spot. well, what if the person who is then supposedly paid for that spot comes along? it can lead to some real problems. >> reporter: he's going to introduce this at council today, the proposed fine for each violation, $250. a handful of other cities have taken this kind of action, including los angeles and san francisco where the parking problem is really bad. coming up in the next hour, you'll get reaction from your fellow citizens who are also out there searching for free parking. live in center city, jesse gary, "nbc10 news." also today, philadelphia city council is expected to call for hearings for the city to become a regional energy hub. earlier this week council voted down a proposal to sell pbw. now hearings on the energy hub idea could start as early as next week.
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today, penndot secretary of transportation will be at drexel university to announce a $2.5 million award from the state to support the philadelphia 30th street station district plan. that plan is to come up with new ideas for the area. regarding rail and transit services including the possibility of development of the rail yard. and here's another announcement with covering for you today. gaming officials will unveil what they call ground breaking research. gaming commission will make that announcement in center city philadelphia. it's expected to highlight jobs and tax revenues generated by the state's 12 casinos. we continue to watch the fog make for a slow commute. >> yeah, monique braxton gave an update where she was in euclid township. let's start in franklin township, route 47, right at
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route 40, not much volume. still pretty early. heading to the blue route we're seeing a little volume but no significant delays. you can see drive times looking good, 17 to 18 minutes in both dresses on the blue route. no delays or accidents to report on 76 or 95 this had morning. but we are following an accident out of blue bell. dekalb pike at morris road. if you're waking up or traveling on the boulevard, the boulevard northbound at oxford circle we had a serious accident overnight involving an overturned vehicle. we're still waiting for the vehicle to clear on the utter drive so stick to the innerdrive if that's part of your commute. >> announcer: now "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. as jillian mentioned plenty of fog around this morning. it thick because of light wind and clear skies. not everybody is seeing the fog. here's the view from the nbc10 studios, we're fog-free.
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but parts of the area looked like this. this is delaware this morning. very thick fog to start with. it's not just delaware, wilmington, dover, thick fog north and west. pottstown, reading and allentown in the thick of it. and so is mt. holly and millville at quarter-mile visibility. the fog that is around this had morning will clear. much is gone. it is going to be nice and sunny. it will turn out to be a really nice day with temperatures in the upper 50s. not as warm but not bad for the end of october. fog this morning but sun this afternoon with northwesterly winds at 12 miles an hour. the seven-day forecast tomorrow, 58 degrees. a chilly one. we'll see sunshine in the morning, but as halloween goes on we'll see clouds move in during the day and then chilly at night. and here comes rain and wind and gold for saturday. 40s will feel like the 30s for strong gusty winds. and light rain will be here saturday but takes a break
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sunday. setting the clocks back. first thing had on sunday, the temperatures will climb to 50 degrees. that's the beginning of a warming trend that has things improving for monday, tuesday and wednesday. high temperatures in the middle 60s. 77 years later there's a new clue in the disappearance of amelia earhart. and it's taking up to chester county. we'll tell you what researchers in that area found that can finally solve the mystery. and shipping season. the busiest days to mail those for the season.
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5:23. tack a look at this before you leave for work or school this morning. there's a lot of fog out there. this is a live picture of route 295 in hamilton township, new jersey. you can see how dense the fog is there, so definitely give yourself extra time to get where you're going. meteorologist bill henley is back in a moment at when this fog will lift. a decision on the federal reserve could continue to have an effect on wall street. jackie deangelis is here with today's cnbc business news. good morning. >> good morning, tracy, futures are higher this had morning on wall street after a roller coaster ride on wednesday afternoon by all accounts. traders new mulling the ramifications of the federal reserve's decision to end the massive bond buying purchases. the program shows that the fed has confidence in the economy and that the economy is on track. today, investors are awaiting the latest job figures on gdp.
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and earnings reports from connickco, mastercard, starbucks. major shippers out with expectations. we've got u.p.s. expecting its busiest holiday shipping day to be monday, december 22nd. predicting it will deliver more than 34 million packages that day. fedex expecting that busiest day is going to be december 15th. four weeks earlier than u.p.s. and if anticipating 22.6 million shipments that day. meantime, a new study by financial services deloitte found that 56% of consumers will still shop at stores that have experienced data breaches. good news for retailers like target, home depot, and michael's which has fallen victim to data breaches over the past year. >> some people won't because they're still afraid. jackie deangelis, cnbc, thanks. >> announcer: now your nbc10
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"first alert" weather. >> dense would go for most of the area. as temperatures have dropped into the 30s and 40s. 46 degrees at nbc10 at 5:26. "first alert" traffic reporter jillian mele has more. >> you've got that right, the fog all over the place this morning, bill. 422 at route 29. eastbound side with the headlights you see not too much volume. very thick out there coming up in a few minutes i'll take you to a live look in lumberton. and video that shows an apparent crime caught on camera. nbc10's katy zachry is looking at the allegations. >> reporter: chris, that's right, the husband of a delaware state senator is expected to turn himself in this morning. we're standing by. coming up, we'll tell you what he's accused of doing. >> announcer: this portion of "nbc10 news" is sponsored by gmc, we are professional grade.
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grab a jacket, give yourself extra time as you head out the door this morning. it's about 5:30. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm chris cato. we're heading towards the coolest weekend we've seen in a long time. let's go to bill henley with the "first alert" forecast. >> we are getting a preview of cold for sure. the temperatures drop and as a result we're now seeing fog. much the area has seen really thick fog. for example, that's a view from king of prussia this morning. thickest fog areas north and west, coatesville, visibility is down to zero. pottstown, allentown, doylestown into new jersey for mt. holly. wilmington down to half a mile. but dense fog in dover, millville. atlantic city seeing some improvement, but there are some scattered showers at the shore. we've got rain drops to deal with at least to start with. 49 at pottstown. the 40s for the rest of the area. we're running