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we're getting your first alert forecast hour by hour as we take a live look at the comcast building there. good morning, you're watching nbc 10 news today, i'm christine maddela. >> i'm chris cato. it's chilly for all those shoppers and let's start with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> i think chilly is an understatement. down right freezing throughout most of our area and we'll continue to see temperatures staying well below average and daytime highs in the 30s. winds moving there and flags are moving atop the aramark building and contribute to how cold it feels outside. closer look for philadelphia. 35 degrees and wind speeds out of the north, northwest at nine miles per hour. our feels-like temperature is closer to 27 degrees in philadelphia. and to the teens if you're closer to allentown. for the rest of today by 9:00 a.m. temperatures close to freezing and 34 degrees. by noon 36 and by 4:00 p.m., still in the 30s. it's going to be a cold day, but i am tracking warmer weather. i'll let you know when coming up
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in my first alert seven-day forecast. first let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> we are still dealing with this accident, brittney. a vehicle that spun out facing the wrong direction. a tow truck just got to the scene and we have one lane blocked because of that police activity out there and not causing any delays out there on 95 northbound. we don't have the volume that we're used to seeing. across the board, no delays to report. pretty much anywhere. 95 southbound from wood haven to the vine and take you 13 minutes right now. 76 westbound from the vine to the blue route is a 14-minute trip. very average times on the blue route northbound from 95 to 76. your trip is about 18 minutes. if you're heading out on mass transit this morning, every is on or close to schedule. septa officials just sent out a tweet, they may exist on the platforms and take your time and slow down. chris? 6:01 and, of course, it is
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black friday. we know what that means. tons of people hitting the stores across the area today. sky force 10 has been working all morning to give us an aerial tour of what things look like. this is the morris town mall where you can see a lot of vacant parking spaces. it's been interesting. some malls really full and others kind of scattered. some may have done theirs yesterday. the shopping continues in limerick, montgomery county. a live look at the philadelphia premium outlets there. just a few shoppers in this particular shot. we've seen some bigger crowds earlier this morning. the premium outlets opened at 6:00 last night and will stay open until 10:00 tonight and this is an outdoor venue here. you may see shoppers bundled up than you see at the other indoor malls in the area. many people sticking indoors and a good morning to do that with freezing temps out there. looking for the black friday deals and let's check in now with another part of our coverage here. another member of our crew. jesse gary live in cherry hill.
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jesse, how are things shaping up there? >> chris, i just went outside to check to see what the parking lot was like out here at the cherry hill mall. i can tell you, a little bit of a transition. the hard core overnight shoppers are starting to make their way off to breakfast and then home to get some sleep and then you're getting the new people, the people that are starting their shopping at 5:00, 6:00 in the morning and starting to filter into the mall. the parking lot is still pretty full, but you're getting a transition of people, types of shopper that are moving into the mall. now, black friday may think it's all about me, me, me, but i'm finding a lot of people are thinking about others as we move into the christmas shopping season. >> i have a son, so i'm going shopping for him. you know, sneakers, pretty much. sneakers -- >> this is more of a business trip. >> sneakers and stuff like that. >> we're looking because christmas gifts, plus a lot of specials. >> and coming up in the next 30
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minutes, to what experts are telling shoppers to do if they really want to catch deals and avoid doing a lot of the back and forth going from this store to that store to that store to try to get the best deal. information on how you can do that without having them doall the running arnd. we'll have that for you at 6:30. jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> thanks, jesse. nbc 10 has you covered for all your holiday shopping needs. if you're looking for that perfect gift for someone, we have great suggestions. go to our website check out our holiday gift guide at while many people are out looking for deals this holiday season, some scammers are getting to work trying to rip you off. here are some of the most common scams to watch out for. be careful with gift cards. scammers can steal the code on the back, wait for you to activate the gift card and then drain the account. and then there's also the grandparent scam. someone calls claiming to be the person's grandchild and gets them to send over some money. plus, the puppy in the online
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window scam. scammers will use fake dog pictures, get people to pay in advance and then never send you that cute puppy you paid for. here are some ways you can avoid those scams. you can shop with the prepaid card. it protects you credit card and still offers the same anti-fraud protection. if you're shopping online. stick with reputable sites you know and trust. beware of deals that are just too good to be true. remember to change those passwords. well, thanksgiving day clearing from wednesday's storm helped travelers get to and from philadelphia international airport. many of them told us it was pretty easy moving through security and boarding planes yesterday. most said the airport was crowded, but their flights were on tim. >> we had no problems at all. we celebrated thanksgiving yesterday. we got on the flight out of nashville and everything was on time. smooth flight and very enjoyable. >> well, he has until sunday to breathe easy because airports say sunday will be the busiest day of the holiday weekend with up to 2.5 million passengers flying.
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this morning a woman is recovering after firefighters saved her from a burning building in atlantic city. it happened at an abandoned condo complex yesterday evening. firefighters found the woman inside. she didn't have a pulse. they gave her cpr and revived her. the fire chief believes she and others may have been in the building illegally. >> they had to generate the their own heat. they probably lit fire or lit candles, something to that nature. you fall asleep if you're intoxicated or under the there fluence and fall asleep and the next thing you know the place is on fire. >> fire investigators haven't found out exactly yet what caused that fire. no one else was hurt. a chapel in western pennsylvania honoring the victims of united airlines flight 93 is closed temporarily now after a deadly car crash. two cars collided sending one into the wall of the chapel in stony creek township somerset county. a 72-year-old woman died and
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another person was hurt. it was built as a memorial for the victims of flight 93 which crashed in a nearby field after being hijacked on the september 11th attacks. just last month you may remember fire destroyed three buildings at the national memorial near shanksville. hundreds of items that were supposed to go on display were lost in the fire. investigators still haven't determined what caused it. 6:07 now. now the philadelphia eagles sit alone in first place in the nfc east after feasting on the dallas cowboys in a thanksgiving day blow out. lushawn mccoy, oh, he had a big day. look at him go. 38 yard run and shady finished with 159 yards rushing, putting him at over 1,000 yards on the season. the eagles win big. 33-10. next up for the birds, seattle seahawks on december 7th and then another matchup with the cowboys. that's a sunday nighter right here on nbc 10. now your nbc 10 first alert
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weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> morning. a freezing start on this black friday. we're going to see cold conditions. well below average. those chilly temperatures are going to stick around sunday for the start of your weekend, but we will warm up for the second half of your weekend heading into sunday. a closer look throughout the region. 32 degrees in reading right now. for philadelphia, 34 degrees. atlantic city at 34 degrees with clear skies and 25 degrees in the poconos and 27 this morning in pottstown and only 32 degrees and 31 in glasboro and along the shore, 35 degrees. so, needless to say if you're heading out for black friday shopping, definitely need to bundle up. right now temperatures in coatsville only 29 degrees and blue bell at 32. 32 degrees in wilmington and 31 in washington township and 32 in northeast philly and then wood vine at 32 degrees. our feels-like temperatures even
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colder than that. start dealing with the light wind speed, but it's making temperatures feel like 27 degrees in philadelphia, 27 in pottstown and 26 in allentown and only 14 degrees, that is what it feels like in the poconos. radar shot shows just a few snow flurries this morning and as we head into the afternoon, plenty of sunshine. don't let the sunshine fool you, a cold day today. well below average. our average for this time of year. 51 degrees and temperatures as we head into today, 38 and then by tomorrow, 41. but warmer by sunday. i'll have all the details in my seven-day forecast. 6:09 a.m. a lot of people are off work and school today. so, there's not that morning rush hour on a friday. >> probably a good morning to get somewhere quickly if you need to. jillian mele will let you know if there is anything to slow you down out there. >> following an accident in this area on 95 northbound on washington avenue. that just cleared in the last few minutes.
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895 free of any major accidents and free of any delays. good to go on 95 and same thing on 76 and route 30 bypass all very quiet right now. hunting park, fire department activity out near fifth and you can go ahead and take cuyhoga street just in case you want to avoid fire activity there. this is actually right off of route 1 on one of the ramps to get on to the parking lot actually for the christiana mall. you can see the parking lot. route 1 is clear and 95 looks good in delaware and so does 495. even if you're traveling route 14, things look good there you can see some activity over there, but we still have a lot of empty spaces, so, if you're heading out, you can see, you can claim your spot. christine? for those people who are ready to shop, but still unsure of what to buy for that special someone, we have you covered. the top trending gifts you may want to add to your list. and this morning, sky force
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10 is out overlooking the shoppers in our region. this is new jersey, the walmart out there. doesn't look like anyone is crowding and running in to get some deals out there. a few cars in the parking lot, but walmart actually, there were some crowds at area wall marts yesterday as people tried to knock out some of that black friday shopping early. that might help you determine where you'll get your shopping started this black friday. we'll show you what areas are crowded and what areas you'll be able to pop in quickly.
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6:14 a.m. black friday bargain hunters are busy this morning. sky force 10 is live over the kohl's there. we saw some shoppers at kohl's
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in hammertown getting some good deals. trying to check some items off their list and save some money at the same time. some people shopped all night long and nbc 10 monique [ ten is live at the walmart in port richmond. some of the big box stores are popular on this day. monique, have you seen a lot of shoppers out there? >> we've seen more shoppers here than the other three or four places we went to this morning, christine. i can tell you, this walmart has been open now 24 hours. joining me is the store manager. what has it been like for the past 24 hours? >> it has been amazing. we opened the store yesterday at 6:00 a.m. and after people shopping for their thanksgiving meal they came back, again, at 4:00 p.m. and crowds started to get along and by 6:00 p.m. the store was jam packed fool. >> you had to close the doors. >> yes, 6:15 p.m. just after the sale started. in 15 minutes we were at the
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capacity. we had to close our doors down and it was jam packed full of customers who were all excites. >> i'm guessing you must have had a hot ticket electronic item. >> absolutely. we had a 50 inch tv that was for $218. >> wow. >> we had a lot of customers in line for that, but we had one-hour guarantee on it. so no customer left here unsatisfied. either they had the physical merchandise or they had a ticket in their hand that they will have that tv before christmas. >> you mentioned to me that you sell more tvs thanksgivi anythi. >> this is an electronic store and people love electronics. we are loving it. we are happy about, you quo, today we are going to be getting more customers because it's a friday sale. >> i am sure your employees are happy that they're going to be getting off tonight at 12:00, at midnight. >> the employees are excited because they prepared so much to get ready for this holiday season. >> thanks, i appreciate you
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joining us this morning. a busy place here and we'll talk and give you smart shopping tips coming up in about 15 minutes. live for now at walmart, monique braxton. 6:17 now. if you're getting ready to start your black friday shopping now, you may be wondering what to get for those tough to buy loved ones on your list. google has some answers. google says people search for these two gifts the most. apple's ipad and microsoft x-box. as for toys, consumers are looking for american girl, my little pony and lego friends. just in time for black friday, health insurance sign up at shopping malls. just not malls around here. the government is helping people sign up for insurance under the affordable care act in malls in seven states, including one in north jersey. that effort will continue through february 15th. newly released excerpts from the civil lawsuit reveal new details about sexual assault allegations against comedian and philadelphia native bill cosby. now, according to a deposition
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from 2005, cosby testified that he gave the "national enquirer" in exchange for them withholding a story from one of his accusers. the deposition is from a civil lawsuit filed by a woman who was working at temple university when she claims cosby sexually assaulted her in 2004. prosecutors never filed any criminal charges. 18 minutes after 6:00 now on this friday morning. aside from the parking lots at malls, things have been relatively quiet out there. >> let's check in with jillian mele. >> black fwrooid is always quiet on the roads. when it's a typical day and people are getting ready to go to work, typically at this hour we would see backups on the vine street expressway westbound as drivers approach 76. as you can see very quiet right now and 76 is clear and 95 is clear and the roads are looking good. 95 at cottman avenue and right at that interchange you can see
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a few drivers out there. drive times on 95 15 minutes both ways. average speeds on the highways really across the board in the mid-50s. 55 miles per hour on 76 and same thing on the blue route and if you're traveling 422, the average speed right now is 15 miles per hour. now your nbc 10 first alert weather withç meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. as we head to the rest of your morning, a freezing start and going to stay that way for at least the next few hours. temperatures today will barely warm out of the 30s. low 40s. and as we head into saturday, temperatures are still going it be well below average. by sunday, we'll start to warm up. we are tracking warmer air back in your seven-day forecast. 32 degrees in reading, atlantic city at 30 degrees and 27 in pottstown and 31 in glasboro and 31 degrees in atlantic city and mid-30s in stone harbor this
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morning. 32 degrees in dover and most of our locations are at freezing or below freezing and the feels-like temperatures for everyo everyone, definitely below freezing. 27 degrees in philadelphia and 22 in atlantic city. and a closer look right now at our radar shot and it showed that we did see a few snow flurries earlier today but now as we head into the rest of your morning hours and afternoon hours, we will start to see more sunshine. it's still going to remain cold for us and well below average. average is 51 degrees. today's high, only 38 degrees. by tomorrow, 41. we'll continue to see our temperatures climbing as we push into the weekend. but as we head into your late morning hours by 11:00 a.m., only 38 degrees for philadelphia and same thing in toms river and atlantic city. 34 degrees in allentown and your seven-day forecast coming up. a consumer alert for you. toyota adds another modtool the list of recalls.
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there is a new issue for the same bad airbag. and the deadly ambush of two state troopers in the poconos and the 48-day manhunt the accused killer for the accused killer an economic downturn in the poconos. now hope for a boost from our early snowfall.
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6:24. look at this accident in montana. investigators say the thick ice prevented the car from sinking down into the freezing water. emergency crews brought the people to safety. don't be alarmed if you hear sirens in ocean county. the nuclear plant will test sirens tuesday morning at 10:00 part of a safety drill that happens twice a year. those sirens let people know to tune to radio or television in
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case of an emergency. more cars recalled. toyota is recalling sienna minivans. the overhead assist grips can detach when air bag deploys. dealers will notify customers and fix the problem for free. good morning. if you're waking up in the lehigh valley. live look at interstate 78 at lehigh street. 78 is clear. no accidents, no delays. same thing for drivers on route 22. 309 and the northeast extension. i'll take you to a live look of 76 coming up in a few minutes. first, a live look outside over the liberty tunnels in center city, philadelphia. it's pretty out there. we saw flurries earlier this morning. >> we did see snow flurries and as we head to the rest of the morning, plenty of sunshine and stays cold. temperatures, in fact, right now below freezing, especially in allentown. pottstown right in philadelphia, 34 degrees. but with with the wind speeds it feels more like 27 degrees. bundle up before you head out. shoppers are doing that.
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they bundled up, they're shaking off their turkey hangovers and invaded local shopping center s all with a game plan. jesse gary live at cherry hill mall this morning. i assume it's kind of busy there, jesse. >> just a little bit busy, yeah, chris. thanksgiving, black friday shopping has become as much of a holiday tradition as the thanksgiving meal itself. everybody looking for the best deals. but you have to really search around that much? i'll tell you right after the break. i'm nbc 10 monique braxton live inside walmart. if you can't make it to stores like this or deal with the crowds that you're seeing, don't worry. not everything is cheaper on black friday. i'll take you through what you need to know to get great deals from now until christmas. we'll start that over. once a spinally spruce and now a proud pine. that makes better sense. find out how the city of reading has embraced its so-called
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this is nbc 10 news. 'tis the season for shopping. stores and malls are already packed with people looking for those black friday bargains out there. only going to get more crowded as we take a live look there in the cherry hill mall. >> someone is making some money this morning. if you plan on heading out, we're giving you an aerial view of what you can expect in the parking lots around the mall. sky force 10 tracking the crowds and showing you the places to go and how to get around the masses out there. good morning, welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris drrx ato. >> i'm christine maddela. if you are heading out, you want to bundle up, yourit's cold out
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there. let's get to britntney shipp. >> below freezing for many locations. wind chill in the teens depending where you are. as we take a look outside right now. earlier we saw a few snow flurries and i think you can make out a few there on our live picture of the poconos. wow, it's really pretty to look at, but definitely cold. bundle up. here's a closer look of the radar shot and shows moving into parts of the poconos. earlier this morning flurries closer to 76 and as we head into the rest of your morning, expect more sunshine, but our temperatures stay cold. 36 to 39 degrees for our daytime highs. just to put it in perspective our average for this time of year, 51 degrees. when we'll see temperatures heading above average coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast. for now, let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> good morning to you. to you at home, as well. happy friday.
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a live look at 76 westbound side at city avenue. 6:31 in the morning. this is normally jammed. this goes to show you how the roads are on a friday morning. both directions between the blue route and the vine. the vine street expressway is also clear and drive times here very average about 17 to 18 minutes in both directions between 76 and 95. 422, both ways between oaks and 202, seven minutes. we're not reporting any delays on any of the majors in pennsylvania, delaware or new jersey. i did just get word of an accident. game farm road at metco road. christine. snno one is stuck in traffi they're at the mall. in search of holiday deals. sky force 10 giving us a look at how busy it is at area malls all morning long. live over the cherry hill mall in camden county. all the cars in the parking lot and from the air to the ground. our reporters are keeping an eye
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on the crowd. monique braxton is at the walmart in fort richmond. jesse, we saw a lot of crowds in your shots all morning long. >> that's right, christine. because they keep replenishing the number of people in the mall. the ones who have been here overnight are moving out and the new ones coming in this morning all fresh and ready to spend money and, let's see, they're all happy. thumbs up, they are happy. and they're happy because we're talking about searching for deals and going from here to there. trying to get the best deal. just digging online and found that a lot of retailers are going to do price matching to try and cut down or limit the amount of places you have to go. you can just say, hey, they're offering the same kind of price. i don't have to do all this running around. of course, we're meeting people this morning who are out for the deals and the social scene. >> everyone thinks it's chaotic but fun to me. see people i know.
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it's entertaining. >> this is like a social event almost. >> well, i shop a lot and more so, i guess, social. half and half. >> back live inside the cherry hill mall and you see that little stand right in front of me that's euphoria. just posted online, the second busiest kind of fast food eatery during this black friday time period. so, a lot of people, while they're out or they're going to stop and get something to eat, whether it's coffee or cheesecake in a glass that you can get, so, they're planning ways to keep people on their feet and moving here in cherry hill. that's where we're live this morning, cherry hill, camden county, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> cheese cake in a glass sounds pretty awesome, as if we didn't eat enough yesterday. where the philadelphia premium outlets are hopping. they've seen hordes come and go here. the outlets kicked off black friday by opening at 6:00 last night and stay open until 10:00
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tonight. from montgomery county to philadelphia monique braxton is live at the walmart in port richmond. how are things looking there? >> they have been open now for 24 hours, chris. dozen of shoppers coming in and grabbing electronics, as well as toys. all of us are being inundated with advertisements for smart shopping and sales, et cetera. comprised a list of some key of saving money between now and christmas eve. take a look at this screen. here are some of the tips we put together for you. check the calendar. if you're looking for some great deals, there is a deals new guide, what to buy when. not everything is cheaper today, you're going to find some lower prices leading up to the holiday. you'll also find at deal news a list of about 11 things not to buy today. also, get a credit card with price protection. some credit cards are offering that because if you find a lower price on an item you purchased, the issuer will refund the
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difference when you find it less expensive some place else. you can find a list of cards offering price protection there. use your smartphone wisely. google reports mobile shopping searches are up 3.5 times over last year. so, you can always search for a better deal online before you make that purchase online or at a store. and also buy discount gift cards. you can exchange them for like card pool and you can also check to see where you can use the discount gift card to help you save some money. just a few tips to help making your christmas shopping or holiday shopping easier this year. live from walmart, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. and remember nbc 10 has you covered for your holiday shopping needs. just go to our home page and check out our holiday gift guide at let's shift gears and get to some breaking news. this just coming in from austin, texas. a live look here in austin where
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police shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on several buildings in downtown austin. one of those buildings that he shot was the police headquarters. now, we're told that no officers were hurt. i'm just checking the twitter feed. they're saying interstate 35 is still closed in downtown austin after police have responded to this active shooter incident. again, shooting and killing a man who they believe opened fire on several buildings in downtown austin. we'll continue following this breaking news and update you with any new information on air and on at 6:37. happening today, ski season opens in the poconos. and business owners they're hoping it will bring in dollars that were lost during the seven-week manhunt for suspected trooper killer eric frein. last month some people in the poconos couldn't leave their homes because frein was still on the loose. frein is accused of shooting two state troopers. the search for frein forced some
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businesses to temporarily close and it kept fall tourists away. a month later, snow covered the same woods where the fugitive hid. the tourists are back now and hotels and resorts are full of visitors from out of town. that's good news for inn keepers and shop owners who took a hit this fall. >> they did lose quite a bit of their business because the people don't come out and the police around here. >> he also told nbc 10 he's thankful the manhunt ended safely and things are now back to normal. frein's next court date on a murder charge is december 9th. well, after people criticized reading's so-called charlie brown christmas tree. now the city is actually embracing it. reading officials made arrangements to get a bigger, better tree in response to a lot of criticism about the pine in the photo. it has some gaps, sure. a lot of people rallied for the tree and online websites and pages supporting the tree. and now the city says on december 6th, it will decorate
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that 56-foot tree with a single red bulb and they hope that that will remind people of the deeper meaning of christmas. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. if you're heading out to do any shopping, make sure you layer up because we are going to see a freezing start to the morning in most of our locations. we take a closer look at our headlines. we see a cold friday, a cold saturday and then temperatures warm up as we head into sunday and also into monday. a closer look at our region right now. 32 degrees in reading for atlantic city at 30 degrees and mostly clear skies and then our temperatures throughout the rest of the region, 24 in the poconos and 26 in allentown and 36 degrees in trenton and 34 in philadelphia and it actually feels a whole lot cooler than that. dover at 32 degrees and feeling
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more like 27 degrees in philadelphia. radar shot shows that we saw a few snow flurries earlier. we are seeing a few more moving into the poconos. but as we push into the rest of the afternoon, we are actually going to see sunny skies as we approach the rest of your friday afternoon and then pushing into saturday. we have a few more changes on the way. take a lookt a this, the possibility of a few scattered snow showers. mainly from the vine to allentown and parts of the poconos and then we'll see cloudy skies for the rest of your saturday. by sunday, a warm front moves in, brings us warmer air and that means your temperatures are heading back into the mid-50s. for today, temperatures range between 36 and 39 degrees. sunny and cold. if you look outside your window, you'll see all the sunshine, but still be very cold. by saturday 41 degrees and take a look at the rest of your weekend. 55 on your sunday, monday mid-50s and then temperatures stay pretty close to average by next week. >> that's a nice warm up on sunday. thank you, brittney. now it's time to check the
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highways and see if things are picking up out there. been pretty slow so far. >> let's check in with jillian mele. >> still no delays to report. if you're waking up in the lehigh valley and heading to the lehigh valley a mall. the roads are pretty quit and a few drivers and no accidents and no delays. springfield mall, that's where you're going this morning and maybe taking the blue route to get there. the blue route at baltimore pike. you can see your drive times very average. 17 to 18 minutes in both directions between 95 and 76. we have one accident out there right now. it's happening game farm road and use caution if you're heading out at that intersection. and no accidents and no incidents to report and same situation in new jersey and if you're taking mass transit, no problems to report. everything is on or close to schedule. chris? calling all families with a spare bedroom. >> we're inviting the world to visit, can you help us? >> why preparing for the pope in philadelphia means finding 10,000 people who don't mind
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house guests. building a snow fort turned into a scary and dangerous situation for two boys and what you see here is video of that rescue. how good fortune and a keen eye saved their lives.
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♪ it took me four days to hitch-hike from saginaw ♪ ♪ "i've come to look for america" ♪ at 6:45. breaking news out of austin, texas. a live picture here. police have shot and killed a man who say they opened fire on police headquarters in downtown austin. nbc station in austin is reporting that police are investigating a device that was left near the police headquarters. the police headquarters have been evacuated as a bomb squad robot checks out that device. but, again, this man reportedly shot at the police headquarters and police returned fire shooting and killing the man. we'll continue to follow this breaking news on air and on
6:46 am 6:45. a.m. in ferguson, missouri, demonstrators are holding black friday protests. not to charge the police officer who shot michael brown. take a look at this, it was the scene at a mall in west st. louis county early this morning as the justice for michael brown leadership coalition launched a boycott of area retailers. protesters walked through the mall with their hands up and later police escorted them off the property. meantime, in ferguson, there is a fragile peace following the violence earlier this week. protesters took a thanksgiving break from their demonstrations. fraternities and sororities at san diego state university will be cooling their activities for a while. a series of sexual assaults on campus this year. the greek groups have suspended their own events after frat brothers misbehaved at a rally. the school says it will put more police on campus and develop a training course for students.
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u.s. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg will be back at work on monday after having a heart procedure. the hospital in washington, d.c., released the 81-year-old yesterday. she went in on tuesday night after feeling ill during her exercise routine. doctors implanted a stint to help open a blocked artery. well, tax breaks are waiting for companies that move to new jersey or stay put in the garden state. the state promised $1.8 billion in tax incentives this year. it's all part of a $5 billion program that began when governor chris christie took office in 2010. lawmakers revamped the program in 2013 to give bonuses for project in camden. one of the poorest cities in the nation. 6:47 now. this holiday weekend signals the start of a campaign by local catholic leaders. they're looking for 10,000 homeowners who are willing to host guests during pope francis' visit to philadelphia next fall. organizers saying more than 1,000 families to host visitors
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that's the event bringing the pope to philly next september. hotels are expected to be full well in advance. the archbishop says families can offer to host families on the website. >> a large number of people from philadelphia, not just the catholic community but others will open their homes to visitors from around the world. >> 15,000 catholics have registered to attend the conference next september. 1.5 million visitors are expected to pour into philadelphia in hopes of seeing the pope. you can count on nbc 10 to update you with new developments as philadelphia prepares for this historic papal visit. find a special section dedicated to thevent on our website. two young boys in new york are now recovering after they were trapped under several feet of snow for hours. police say they were building a snow fort when they were accidentally buried by a plow. the boys are cousins, just 9 and 11 years old. one of their mothers started looking for them when they didn't come home. then that mother called police.
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after hours of searching in below freezing temperatures, one officer spotted a shovel sticking out of a snow bank. when he started to dig, he saw a small boot. that's when the community, off officers and em rushed in. >> everybody was contributing. >> the boys were taken to the hospital to get checked out. they are expected to be okay. 6:49 now. and that means it's time to go to new york for a look at what's ahead on "today" show. >> for that we say good morning to natalie morales and willie goois. happy black friday. >> hope you both had a great thanksgiving. you mentioned it, the black friday rush is under way with millions of bargain hunters hitting stores early and we'll be live at malls across the country. plus, we'll tell you which deals are worth braving those crowds. also ahead, can you help solve the puzzle? new crews in a mystery that has
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stumped the cia for more than two decades. those stories plus turkey case casedias and a new use for apple pie. the most creative ways to enjoy those thanksgiving leftovers. all that and a lot more when we get started here on a friday morning on "today." chris, christine, a lot of leftovers for you because we have sh answers. >> sounds pretty good. maybe we'll head to new york and join you. >> a pumpkin pie smoothies. >> i would think the leftovers are better the next day. >> absolutely. >> see you later. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> and you can work off some of the leftovers shopping this morning. but if you head out, make sure you layer up because we're seeing a freezing start to your black friday. heading into the rest of the afternoon, temperatures stay below average and a cold saturday on tap and then we warm back up. how warm we'll get in our seven-day torcast. right now across the region, reading 32 degrees and atlantic city only 30 degrees and 24 in
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the poconos and 26 in allentown and 32 in wilmington and temperatures in glasboro only at 31 degrees and closer look at dover and philadelphia 34 and light wind speeds you combine the two and actually feels like it's only 27 degrees out. our radar shot shows pretty clear right now. earlier snow flurries and if you were up driving around a few hours ago, you probably noticed that. still seeing snow flurries moving into the poconos and plenty of sunshine expected for us heading into the afternoon. the average for this time of year, 51 dexwrgrees. take a look at saturday 41. slowly start to warm thing up. today you'll notice how cold it is. temperatures range between 36 and 39 degrees. sunny skies expected and your seven-day forecast shows the warming trend right over the second half of your weekend and just in time for you to head back to work on monday.
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>> just in time for monday. how about that. we're not seeing any major problems out there. black friday not a lot of folks heading to work or school. they have the day off. >> only traffic jams are in some of the parking lots in malls. jillian mele will let us know what else is happening. >> pretty empty on the roads. live look in chester county. route 30 bypass and typically at this hour heavy volume between 340 and route 14. no delays at all on any of the majors and i'm talking about pennsylvania, delaware and new jersey. black friday always a quiet traffic morning. in limerick, game farm road at metco road and the majors in new jersey, still very quiet, as well. 42 freeway and that's the northbound side at creek road. at this hour, that's typically jammed as drivers approach the bridges and no jams to report. area bridges are clear and mass transit is on or close to schedule. chris? ready, set, shop. black friday is here and shoppers are out in full force. jesse gary is live at cherry
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hill mall. jesse? >> chris, at 4:00 in the morning this mall was packwood shoppers and nearly three hours later still a steady stream. it is saturday afternoon shopping on an early friday morning. coming up, we'll tell you what need to know to get the best deals. i'm nbc 10 monique braxton at the walmart. this place has been bustling now for 24 hours. we'll tell you why after the break.
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6:56 and the black friday blitz continues. a live look now at the concord mall in wilmington. pretty crowded parking lot there. no surprise. we have reporters monitoring
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including jesse gary. jesse? >> chris, 24 hours of shop till you drop still going strong. a lot of people say they're out for the deals and, others just like the excitement. either case, experts say make a plan before you come that will help you avoid impulse buying and help you get the best deals. please, remember, some of the larger retailers are offering price match. this mall closes at 10:00 tonight. live in cherry hill, camden county, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. i'm nbc 10 monique braxton. check out the crowd here in the electronics department at this walmart. people tell us they have been shopping now for more than 24 hours and the store opened at 6:00 yesterday morning. now, the four stores we stopped by, including a big box and a department store, this walmart, by far, is the busiest. the hot ticket items are in the electronics department, as you can see. a 55 smart inch tv for $798 and a 60 inch mraplasma for 498.
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we did a little digging to help you find some key strategies. check for sales occurring after today. make sure your credit card has consumer protection. check out deals online by using your smartphone wisely. and get a discount card to get even better deals. we're going to stay here live and have more for you at 11:00. live for now at walmart, moni e moniqmonique braxton, nbc 10 news. two minutes before 7:00. and we are still not seeing any delays out there on any of the major roads across the area. this is a live look at the boulevard southbound side at fox street. both directions very clear and quiet. this is what all the highways are looking like right now, including 95, 76, the blue route 422. all very quiet and one accident that we're following in limerick. but that's the only accident that we have out there right now. if you're taking mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. now your nbc 10 first alert
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weather. what a start to the morning with snow flurries coming down in the poconos. temperatures feeling like they're in the teens and feels like it's in the 20s in philadelphia, although the actual temperature is just above freezing. needless to say, a cold start to the morning, you can see the winds moving the flags there on top of the aramark building and temperatures staying well below average ranging between 36 and 39 degrees. if we take a look at the seven-day forecast, it shows a warming trend, but not until sunday. we have to get through today, even tomorrow with mid-40s and then mid-50s by sunday. >> we should not be this cold yet at this point in the year. >> our average is 51 degrees. >> it is cold out there for folks shopping, especially at the premium outlets outdoors. it is a chilly one. >> definitely having to, you know, suffer a little bit for those great bargains. been giving you an aerial tour all morning of the shopping taking place and that's what we leave you with this morning. we'll see you for local updates
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in just a few minutes. >> and on have a great day, everyone. enjoy your weekend. good morning. the rush is on. millions of shoppers out early on black friday this morning. while protesters in missouri use the occasion to vent anger over the grand jury decision in the michael brown case. >> announce >> buried alive, a plow accidentally pushes snow on top of two young boys, trapping them for hours. the frantic search to find them and their life-saving rescue. crash and grab. the second case in as many days and the sixth in recent


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