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♪ >> shock and shared sadness fill the air in south jersey. a community is struggling with the death of a 3-year-old boy. >> there are new developments this morning in that deadly amtrak derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200 in philadelphia. ahead, what we learned about dozens of lawsuits.
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>> sunny and about 68. expect a typical fall day. unpack the sweaters and coats. we're tracking a cooldown. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm lauren mayk. >> i'm chris cato. there is more of a breeze. meteorologist bill henley is standing by. he'll let us know. >> there is a nice breeze, dry air moving in. it feels cooler. the temperatures are down a bit compared to yesterday. a cooler day. the wind out of the west-northwest at 7 miles an hour, that's the dry air flowing into the area. that has brought temperatures down in the 40s in spots. and 50s for most of the area. lancaster is 49, 47 in mount pocono while it's in the upper 50s for northeast philadelphia. philadelphia international and dover at 58 degrees. a beautiful day ahead. but we will see some clouds blow through at times. 56 degrees at 6:00, the wind
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steady at 7 miles an hour, a little stronger at noon time. and it will be warmer too, 65. clouds moving through, no sign of rainfall for today. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington right now is watching your first alert traffic. >> we're picking up on an accident on the new jersey turnpike in west hampton township, southbound around exit 5 we have the left and center lanes blocked. watch for that. squeeze to the right-hand side. for the roosevelt boulevard no real problems yet. this is where our cameras are looking live on top, no problems northbound, southbound to the schuylkill expressway. you are good to go. out in delaware we have road work as well. off 95 we have specific ramp closures, from 95 north and southbound, the ramp through 202 and 95 northbound ramp to route 896 northbound. >> who or what killed 3-year-old brendan creato, that's what
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people in haddon township are desperate to learn. >> such a sad story. the boy was found dead yesterday morning three hours after he was reported missing. matt delucia is live this morning. the community has a lot of questions about what happened to brandon. >> that's right. we learned that the autopsy has been performed but those details have not yet been released. right now this death remains a mystery. 3-year-old brendan creato's body was found yesterday morning not long after his father reported him missing. police questioned the father but have not named a suspect or determined whether this is a case of foul play. last night hundreds gathered in haddon township neighborhood where the boy's body was found. a canine unit found him off south park drive. it's less than a mile from his home. many in the neighborhood came up to show support for the family. >> didn't do this. we know he didn't do this. he loved his baby. >> devastating. to hear something like that.
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closer it gets to home i guess affects you. >> the mother released a statement last night thanking the community for their support. we are heartbroken by the loss of our beautiful boy brendan creato and we thank the community which searched this morning. we appreciate your efforts and kind words. the family, they, too, do not have answers about what happened to the 3-year-old. we'll let you know as the investigation unfolds. what is clear, this small town in camden county is in mourning. matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> civil rights leader jerry mondesire will be laid to rest today. he was the former head of the philadelphia chapter of the naacp. today's celebration of life is happening at 11:00 a.m. in bright hope baptist church. that's at 12th and cecil b. moore in north philadelphia. 4:34. a single judge will preside over
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more than 60 lawsuits resulting from the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. a federal court panel has chosen one u.s. district judge to oversee all of the cases. amtrak and several plaintiff lawyers urged the panel to consolidate the cases since many of the suits involve the same pretrial legal issues. in 2012 that panel combined thousands of concussion-related lawsuits against the nfl. happening today from our delaware bureau, the wilmington police department will receive some life saving technology that helps a person who is suffering sudden cardiac arrest. an automated external defibrillator. a police officer saved an officer's life with one of those devices earlier this year. that officer will also be honored. from our nbc 10 trenton bureau, two new jersey lawmakers are throwing the challenge flag on weekly fantasy football.
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they want the federal trade commission to make sure there are safe guards for people who play daily fantasy leagues like draftkings and fanduel. the two spoke. they think it's unfair for fantasy leagues toing legal while betting on sports games is illegal. in new jersey. >> the fight for $15 an hour, as we first hold you yesterday morning, temple students believe they should be earning at least that much for jobs on campus. a group called 15 now temple rallied on campus to demand a raise in the campus wide minimum wage. the protesters say they have been trying to hold a meeting with temple's president for more than six months. we reached out to the president's office about that issue yesterday but haven't heard back. a new study estimates that you would have to work close to 100 hours a week to get by on minimum wage. 100 hours a week. the report by the alines for a
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just society is based on how much a person has to earn to cover basic expenses and save for emergencies. in pennsylvania that study estimates that workers lead to log over 90 hours per week to survive on minimum wage. in new jersey they would have to work 94 hours. and 86 hours in delaware. >> this is where we hug. you know, there is nothing like a good firm hug. >> should we give the viewers a hug too? the question is how firm is too firm when it comes to hugging? this woman says one very public display of affection broke her wrist. and wait until you hear who she wants held accountable. >> a fall favorite comes with a serious health warning. ahead, learn what you need to know about caramel appalachiles. >> a sweet weather forecast. we're starting off dry and a nice cool start. a live view of beach avenue from the marquis de lafayette hotel. 58 degrees at 4:37.
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it's a dry start this morning. a little bit cooler in spots. 58 in northeast philadelphia, the humidity is down, the temperature is coming down with a little bit of a breeze out of the west at 8 miles an hour. no sign of activity. we'll see clouds during the day but the radar will stay dry. partly sunny skies for the pocono mountains, 56, 66 in quakertown and reading up to 66 degrees today. a nice dry breeze blowing for doylestown, norristown and mount holly in the upper 60s today. you'll see sunshine and fair weather clouds moving through cape may, vineland, and dover, upper 60s in those locations. that's where wilmington, philadelphia and williamstown is heading. right now we're on the cool side but it's going to be a quick warm-up near 70 degrees this afternoon. there are some clouds in our
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future that will likely bring us a few showers. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. let's check in now with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> jessica got word of an accident on the jersey turnpike that could slow people down. >> it's cleared out of the way so good news. moments before i came on we checked and it's all gone. so right around exit 5 blocking the left and center lanes now good to go. everything moving along on our speed sensors there. admiral wilson boulevard, there is no problem or delays right around 676, behind our graphic in here is the ben franklin bridge toll plaza. no problems up to the bridge. once you get there watch for the construction, we're losing a lane headed west into philadelphia. for area bridges watch out on the delaware memorial bridge into new jersey between route 9 at new castle avenue and the mid span of the bridge the left lane
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closed. that's only heading into new jersey. for the rest of the area bridges, currently no problems, delays or openings. more on these to come in the next ten minutes. let's talk politics. you have seen sometimes heated exchanges between a long list of republican presidential candidates. >> last night it was the democrats' turn for fireworks and we'll show you what happened when hillary clinton, bernie sanders and the three other candidates took the national stage for the first time. >> and this woman says she got a hug that really hurt, so much that it broke her wrist. coming up next, hear who she wants held accountable and what a jury thinks.
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this all the time fun. the learning the virtue of sharing fun. why let someone else have all the fun? that's no fun. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. >> the first democratic presidential debate is now in the books. >> nbc's steve handelsman has a recap. >> five democrats debated but the focus was on front-runner
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hillary clinton and on bernie sanders calls himself a socialist. >> we're going to win because first we're going to explain what democratic socialism is. i believe in a society where all people do well, not just a handful of billionaires. >> hillary clinton does she have that view consistently. >> do you change your political identity based on who you are talking to? >> no. i think like most people that i know, i have a range of views but they are rooted in my values and my experience. >> issue two, guns. >> is bernie sanders tough enough on guns? >> no. not at all. >> i can tell secretary clinton all of the shouting in the world is not going to do what i would hope all of us want and that is keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have those guns. >> issue three, the middle east crisis. >> we don't want american troops on the ground in syria. i never said that. >> former maryland governor martin o'malley. >> i believe that a no-fly zone in syria at this time actually
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secretary would be a mistake. >> on benghazi and private e-mail bernie sanders to the rescue. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. me too. >> enough of the e-mails. let's talk about the real issues facing america. >> sanders and clinton holding their own in the democrats' first debate. >> the campaigning continues today in las vegas. hillary clinton who is competing with support of organized labor plans a union rally. former president bill clinton tweeted out a photo of himself watching his wife debate. >> that was less than 140 characters? wow.
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the u.s. treasury suggestions on designs for the new $10 bill. students at the university of maryland will attend a town hall with treasury secretary jacob liu who wants to know which woman the students might want on the? new ten. to replace alexander hamilton was announced earlier this year. the bill won't be in circulation until 2020. >> dramatic cell phone video shows a smoke-filled california walmart store after its halloween section. employees at the store jumped into action to extinguish the flames before they got out of control. the store was quickly evacuated because of the thick smoke. investigators say a man was arrested on suspicion of arson. >> beyond the call of duty to save a man and his pet from a burning home. one person escaped from a window. the four officers raced in, found the unconscious man and
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pulled him out to safety. then they went back in to rescue four dogs. the victim is nowing treated at the hospital. >> the party probably has not stopped in chicago. history made, the cubs advanced to the national league championship series. the team celebrated in front of the home fans at wrigley field after they eliminated the st. louis cardinals with a 6-4 win to take that series three games to one. the cubs are now four wins away from their first world series in 70 years. 70 years. by the way, last night's win the first time the cubs had ever clinched a playoff series at wrigley field. the opponent still to be determined. the l.a. dodgers avoided elimination with a 3-1 win over the mets in game 4 in new york. by the way, former philly chase utley who is appealing that two-game suspension for breaking a player's leg did not play. game 5 is in l.a.
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>> a connecticut jury rejects a woman's bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew. >> she claims she was injured when her nephew gave her a hug in 2011. jennifer connell says her nephew acted unreasonably when he jumped into her arms at hills eighth birthday party. she says his jump caused her to fall and she broke her wrist. jury members denied damages. the woman says she loves her nephew but thinks he should be held accountable. >> coming up on 10 minutes before 5:00. a nice cool start this morning and it is dry. no sign of showers in the area. a nice clear view from here at the nbc 10 studios. we're looking at temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. cape may is 61. a few scattered clouds at philadelphia international.
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59 and look at the cool start for doylestown now, 53 degrees and falling at this hour. we'll see plenty of sunshine. the sun coming up after 7:00 and that will warm us up but not in the 70s like the last few days. no, it's 60s today. and with a nice breeze blowing we'll see some of these, clouds moving through. those are impressive clouds but behind those clouds the radar completely dry. no showers. so we're going to stay dry today. but this time friday morning, we'll be watching a line of showers moving in. that's a cold front that will be coming through the area right around noon time on friday. and behind those showers some chillier air that will be here for the weekend. for today, though, a warm-up. 60s this afternoon, upper 60s for much of the area. partly to mostly sunny skies and breezy, the west-northwest winds steady at 12 miles an hour, some higher gusts today. less wind tonight, and with clear skies a chillier start, 46 in the morning, then 67 with bright sunshine in the
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afternoon. come friday, though, here come the showers. a cold front moves through, 63 the high friday afternoon. the showers clear the area, a breeze blowing saturday and cooler, 59 degrees saturday afternoon and turning colder on sunday morning. down to 37 degrees. in fact, we'll be in the 30s again monday and tuesday mornings. >> wow. time to call the chimney sweep. all right, bill. 4:51. time to get another check of the roads out there before you start your wednesday morning drive. >> jessica is looking at the blue route. >> i'm looking live around germantown pike. you can see everybody moving along fine. these are the southbound lanes. no problems headed northbound as well. checked with the drive times. watch out into the center city area for ongoing construction on the ben franklin parkway between 21st and logan square. the outer drive is closed between 21st and 20th and the inner drive between 21st and logan square has the right lane closed. heading out the door heads up
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for this evening. around the stadium area, we have another flyers game, 7:00 p.m. watch for extra volume around the stadium an hour before and a few hours after that time. >> i'm concerned about this next story. local college students today will plant a gift for future generations. students at rowan university will fill a time capsule placed in the new housing complex under construction. it will contain 100 letters detailing life at rowan along with 2015 memorabilia. it's expected to remain sealed for at least 50 years. here's the one i was waiting for. a fall favorite could make you sick if you're not careful. prepackaged caramel apples caused seven deaths and dozens of illnesses. that prompted researchers to compare refrigerated caramel apples to those at room temperature. it found unrefrigerated apples had 1,000 times more listeria
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after three days. to stay safe experts say buy refrigerated caramel apples or eat them fresh. >> shock, sadness and unanswered questions. right now a south jersey community wants to know how a 3-year-old boy died. his body was found three hours after he was reported missing. next in a live report, what we now know about the case. the power of the pope. we know the impact the pontiff visit had on the hundreds of thousands who packed the parkway and beyond. we now are learning why the church hoped it will serve as a rallying cry.
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>> happening today the archdiocese of philadelphia hopes that the recent visit by pope francis will bring more candidates to the priesthood. today the archdiocese will announce its new recruitment program called called by name, it aims to get parishioners involved by inviting them to
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suggest suitable candidates. the news conference will be in wynnewood, montgomery county where the pope stayed during his visit. >> governor wolf says he can't cave on the budget stalemate that continues. the state has gone 105 days without a budget. yesterday governor wolf told kbka he can't back off of his push to right the state's multi-billion-dollar budget deficit. will that refusal and the lack of a budget force philadelphia schools to close? philadelphia schools are looking at what might happen if this drags on long enough for the district to run out of cash. the district is borrowing money to keep the doors open. the superintendent tells us he doesn't know whether pennsylvania law would allow schools to shut down but they are looking into that. >> can't pay, are they required to come to work. all of these things we would have to know and understand and
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we're looking into those things as we speak. >> he tells us at the end of the month the district should have an idea how much longer it can operate this way. >> three minutes until 5:00. the race for mayor of wilmington is getting crowded. unene young announced hisp bid. he is the advocacy director at the delaware center for justice. the 32-year-old's platform includes public safety, economic development and helping young people. here are the other cads in the race. young joins theo gregory, norman griffith and kevin kelly senior in the challenge to dennis williams. >> one canine crime fighter is wearing special body armor to keep him safe in the line of duty. the armor is to protect canine storm of the police department from bullets and knives. it's a donation from a nonprofit called vested interest. the gear is embroidered with the phrase in memory of canine roko, a pittsburgh dog killed in the
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line of duty. a 10-year-old boy in cincinnati found a lockett that says mom over the weekend. >> now he's returned it to its rightful owner who says it's more than a piece of jewelry. 10-year-old james found that heart shapedlockett. his family posted the find on facebook. adrian, the own e said she i don't know it was missing until she heard about the post. the lockett contains the ashes of her mom who died of breast cancer two months ago. >> thank you, okay. i appreciate that more than you will ever know. i really do. >> she says the next step is get a new necklace. one sturdier than the last one. she was riding the roller coaster when it apparently came off. >> you never know how you're going to touch someone when you make a gesture like that.
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>> you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts now. right now a community is trying to come to grips with the death of a little boy in camden county, was it an accident or something else? this morning we're following the investigation. >> the democrats have their day taking part in their first presidential debate. how the front-runner handled some heat and the challengers made their voices heard. >> and speaking of heat, there is none of that this morning. it's cooler, 58 degrees as we take a live look at philadelphia. even chillier weather ahead in the first alert forecast. so we'll tell you when you should start digging in the back of the closet for that big coat stuck back there. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> i'm lauren mayk. let's begin with meteorologist
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bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> good morning. we're getting a nice start this morning. our skies are mostly clear right now and it is cool. the temperatures have dropped down into the 50s for most of the area. but we're seeing a couple of 40s. lancaster, pottstown in the upper 40s right now. and south philadelphia, 51 degrees. that's at fifth and ward along the delaware river trail at 61 degrees. we'll see sunshine, and some fair weather clouds. you won't need your umbrella. 56 degrees at 7:00. a little more of a breeze at 10:00 and the wind will be increasing as we go into the afternoon. that will deliver some clouds. and some places will get warmer than others. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back. right now a check with jessica boyington who has your first alert traffic. >> good news all across the board. the vine street expressway back open was closed earlier east and westbound between the schuylkill and broad street. you can see from our cameras around 24th everything is moving along fine. the westbound l


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