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develop later tonight. leahy valley expected temperature 7:00 a.m., lows 30s. delaware seeing low to mid 30s for the morning start. low 40s by 10:00 and 11:00 and jersey shore seeing 40s by 11:00 a.m. coming up in just a bit, i will talk about what to expect for this weekend new year's eve, of course, what's the forecast and your ten-day. francesca? >> thanks. we're starting out in center city. the vine street expressway at broad street. very empty, problem-free and i checked on 95 and the schuylkill we are problem-free on a majority of the majors. our roads in new jersey, right now the majors in new jersey, 295 the new jersey turnpike and 42 freeway northbound for the philadelphia area problem free and travel speeds in the 60s. katy, back to you. >> thanks. a man and a woman shot in philadelphia last night are in the hospital. nbc 10 at the scene along
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boudinot in felton street. that's where the victims were wounded sitting in a minivan. police have made no arrests in that. six days after an elderly store owner in south philadelphia killed, a suspect in jail charged with her murder. police arrested maurice green, they say he gunned down marie buck at her grocery store on christmas eve. marie told police buck's grandson stole a necklace from him worth $5,000 to $10,000. they said green went to the store expecting to see the grandson but wasn't there. people filed into a funeral home for buck's viewing. we spoke to the victim's brother-in-law before the service. >> i feel glad that they got him. but i'm all torn up. it's a hell of a way to die. >> nbc 10 learned this is not maurice green's first brush with the law and he has been arrested more than a dozen times. since 2005 facing a series of drug and theft charges.
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4:31 on this friday. pennsylvania lawmakers wan a deal after paying a fraction of nearly $2 million legal bills for the state's pornographic e-mail investigation. the state is trying to negotiate a settlement with the law firm that looked into the scandal. convicted former attorney general kathleen kane called for the report into the investigation. her successor bruce beamer released the report last month and beamer says that report found no inappropriate e-mails that corrupted the state's justice system. a bucks county man accused of cheating russian citizens out of high-end cars at his auto dealership in north jersey. investigators say sergey kapustin stole nearly $2 million from people overseas. the victims say they sent him large amounts of money for used cars, but the vehicles were never shipped or they had already been sold. kapustin is now charged with wire fraud. in atlantic county loved ones and friends cannot wait for a 5-year-old girl and her great grandmother to return home after both were found alive in rural
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virginia. 71-year-old barbara briley and her great granddaughter la'myra were stranded for days when their holiday road trip took a dangerous turn. the two left their home in mace landing on christmas eve and headed to see relatives in north carolina. but they never made it. a man found them wednesday on his property in din widedy county, virginia. locals say it's easy to wind up lost. both are in the hospital and they are okay. some relatives are with them. we caught up with the boyfriend of one of the relatives and he shared with us that the little girl said about the frightening ordeal. >> they walked out to try to find some help and they couldn't find no one, so they had to stay there. >> la'myra was so scared but she's a tough girl. she's very bright. smart. so she stayed with her grandmother. >> she is one tough little girl. facebook post yesterday the family said their prayers had been answered. it's almost 5:34 now.
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hopefully your new year's eve plans are coming together. don't have much time. >> i know, right. if you're still looking for a place to usher in 2017 do it along penn's landing. nbc 10 will be broadcasting the fireworks live from the blue cross river rink. that's where nbc 10's pamela osbourne is live with a preview. good morning, pam. >> good morning. this is going to be a great event, a huge celebration. i'm going to give you a peek of it down there. if you haven't been down here before, it's beautiful. the best part about this event as you said it's family friendly with a 6:00 start time. you can come, bring the kids out with you and really take in the new year with an incredible display of fireworks. this is file video. you're looking at from last year's fireworks event. the best spot to watch them, of course, down at the waterfront. food music and entertainment and ice skating. visit philly expecting a sellout on hotels and restaurants in the area and if you're looking to stay out late we've got you covered there, too. there will be a second set of fireworks to urber in the new
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year at exactly 12:00 and if you can't make it to the few year's eve fireworks in person, you can watch them live at 6:00 right here on nbc 10. the second fireworks show from sugar house casino will be streaming on our facebook page. so you'll definitely want to check that out. maybe that's a good place to do it at home when you're cozy and something nice and warm. reporting live now at penn's landing pamela osbourne, nbc 10 news. >> thanks. speaking of new year's eve a florida marching band is performing in rome today as part of a new year's eve parade. this is the same group of students stranded in philly and nearly missed their trip altogeth altogether. we told you about them yesterday morning. these pictures were taken after the manatee high school marching band landed in rome. nbc 10 helped them get there and we made a call to american airlines after we heard the band had been waiting at philadelphia international all day. first their plane was delayed and then canceled because of weather. after we -- after we reached out
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american paid for the band to stay in a hotel in philadelphia and then arranged for them to get on a plane to rome yesterday. they will be performing today and tomorrow. they will leave rome with a blessing from the pope. coming up, progress planned for sacred place in delaware. >> ahead hear why these people are so upset about a planned shopping center on attractive land in sussex county. also -- >> yeah, the sights and sounds of indoor engine revving fun. your last chance to see some monster trucks before they drive off from our area. live look outside we're seeing partly cloudy skies but look at the camera shaking because we will see those wind gusts pick up to about 25, 30 miles per hour. mild temperatures and coming up i have your ten day on 10 and new year's eve forecast. .
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good morning. francesca ruscio here. very light traffic, travel speeds maintaining the 60s for the most part and roadwork that did clear up for the vine and schuylkill westbound. it's very quiet right now and we're going to be seeing the picture change in a matter of two hours or so. take a look at route 4 2 drive times right now. towards the schuylkill in the green. it will take you eight minutes, westbound not all that bad. when i come back a look at 95 and the 42 freeway. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> i'm first alert meteorologist erika martin. images showing us partly cloudy skies. however the exception lake effect influence here the blues and whites kicking into the
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lehigh valley in one moment. current wind profile out of the west for the most part. not seeing very strong winds. they will start to increase as the day progresses. keep that in mind. gusty afternoon in the forecast for your friday. however, temperatures right now in the lehigh valley mainly in the 30s. leonardsville at 32 degrees, sinking spring low 30s for you, and allentown below the freezing mark, easton 32 degrees and bethlehem one degree warmer at 33. hour by hour forecast picking up on that lake effect influence making it in the region into the lehigh valley. it's not going to be a whiteout, but keep in mind it looks like we will start to see some light flurries moving on through between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. across parts of the lehigh valley. see at best just a few flurries, not much going to happen up there. we have had reports of black ice for parts of the lehigh valley. keep that in mind this morning when headed out to your car or the pavement, of course, and when you're just driving in
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general. hour by hour continuing this through tomorrow. the last day of the year. saturday you can see the increase in clouds. by saturday afternoon, it looks like we will see mainly clouds. however it will stay dry so great fuse there for the fireworks and to kick off the following new year. your weekend forecast looks like this, seeing mainly 40s for saturday and upper 40s on sunday. so the pa suburbs low 40s for you and upper 30s for the lehigh valley. so the good news is, that conditions will be pretty comfortable, not that cold initially. models kind of trended colder and now it looks like we're seeing mainly 40s. look at the bottom of your screen you will see your local neighborhood forecast. so here's a look at what to expect around your suburbs. mall vern 32, gilberts 34 and collegeville 35 degrees. coming up in just a bit i do have your ten-day on 10. back to you.
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look at that. today is the final day for the monster jam at the sun national bank center in trenton. action from last night's show. colossal trucks rumbled through an obstacle course pulling dangerous stunts for the crowd. some ticket holders got to meet the drivers ahead of time. the monster jam at the sun national bank center as we said. two shows today, this afternoon at 1:00 and then tonight at 7:00. before that a party in the pits this morning from 10:30 to noon. for more information head to our website or check out the nbc 10 app. there is new information this morning about a cub scout controversy happening in north jersey. >> this week we told you about this 8-year-old transgender boy kicked out of the scouts. well now that could change. we'll have details ahead. christmas destroyed by fire for one chester county family but hear who chipped in to make sure the spirit of the season survived. that's coming up. sure the spiri
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. 5:45 on this friday. there's a showdown over a proposed shopping center in sussex county. >> that's right. this group right here against the project saying it would be built on sacred burial ground. the people want to stop the lingo townsend project in lewis. it was approved this month but protesters believe it will ruin water in the area and disrupt a sacred native american burial ground. they're vowing not to give up the fight against the project and say this protest is just the beginning. >> we need to respect and cherish the native american culture and history of delaware. >> sussex county council president responded to the protests saying native americans have never proved the land is a burial ground jo 135 police
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officers across the country have died in the line of duty in 2016. that's the highest number of officer deaths in five years. according to the national law enforcement officers memorial fund, 64 officers were shot and killed, 21 were ambushed, the group says guns were responsible for the majority of the deaths. other officers lost their lives due to traffic accidents or job related illnesses like heart attacks. six of the fallen officers were women. >> there is a growing disrespect for the rule of law in this country. i think numbers we're reporting today are evidence of that. >> texas has the highest number of officer deaths of any state this year with 17. in our region three officers died in pennsylvania, one of them at the greater correctional institute in montgomery county, two state troopers died in south jersey. no deaths in delaware. earlier this month state trooper frankie williams died in a crash while responding to an
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emergency. trooper shawn cullen was killed back in march. he was struck and killed at the scene of a car fire in west deptford. >> about 5:45. a follow up to the story we told you about wednesday morning. an 8-year-old north jersey boy was kicked out of the cub scouts for being transgender. now the leader of another scout group is petitioning the regional cub scouts council to see if he can rejoin. joe maldanado was born a girl but identifies as a boy and attended scouts about a month before he was asked to leave. in a statement earlier this month the new jersey council said its programs are for those who are identified as boys on their birth certificate. one of the nation's largest food companies, shifting gears, is sharing bounty with needy families in north jersey. >> goya foods donated $10,000 to the shelter in newark for the holidays. goya is the largest hispanic owned food supplier in the u.s. its contribution went to toys
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and clothes for kids who don't have a home but did have a christmas. >> football, basketball, got shoes. >> let me see those shoes. show those shoes. you like those shoes? >> yeah. >> it's a holiday but for them, it's a joyous occasion. >> goya will donate $10,000 a month to several family shelters and food pantries. 4:48 this friday morning. 35 degrees outside. if you're one of those who has to work this week, at least you don't have too much traffic on the road? we are some of those. >> can speak from experience. >> francesco ruscio is watching the roads and starts us off on 95. >> hey, rosemariry and katy, you did mention how chilly it is out there. let's take a look at 95. our camera at girard. calm conditions right now for the most part. these travel speeds, we're in the 50s and 60s. southbound into the vine 13 minutes and we're in the green headed northbound as well. again, it's still kind of early overall. let's take a look at route 202
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travel times, very green. northbound route 30 towards the schuylkill. 10 minutes. we're doing okay southbound as well. we check in on 95, the schuylkill, as well as route 202 this just came in with mass transit notifications. thorndale train running 15 minutes late, amtrak overall are on time and schedule. i'll send it back to you guys. >> thanks for that. 4:49. chilly to start the morning but dry at least. >> but dry. you're right. everyone, so many eyes looking at this weekend, right, for the new year's forecast and that's where we bring in meteorologist erika martin. >> no pressure at all. i mean i feel nothing. of course conditions are going to be pretty nice. sneak peek ahead. however we're seeing quiet conditions. partly cloudy skies. the story for today would be increasing wind gusts as the day progresses. on average philadelphia seeing mid 30s, mid 30s for the pa suburbs. lehigh valley seeing mainly 30s and new jersey your average 33 degrees, but as we go ahead and zoom on in to your neighborhood and take a look at what you can
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expect when you head out the door, conditions right now are pretty mild. and that's because we do have a westerly flow there. so let's go through jersey and let's see what we have going on as far as current temperatures for your neighborhood. piney hall currently at 34 degrees, shahamong 34, lumbertown 35, florence mid 30s. so all around just seeing mainly 30s. thankfully those westerly winds are keeping everything a little more comfortable. robbinsville 34 degrees. neighborhoods right now, also for the jersey shore seeing 30s, upper 30s for upper township, woodbine 36, mays landing seeing 30s, upper 20s to low 30s in summers point, mid 30s for you. your out the door forecast when headed out, grab a jacket. you will need it. temperatures for today will be pretty much seasonable. notice here at 7:00 a.m. lots of sunshine for the pa suburbs. at the freezing mark, 32 degrees. the lehigh valley also seeing temperatures in and around the low 30s. mid to upper 30s by 11:00 a.m.
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and 3:00 p.m. seeing a few clouds start to develop. so i would say for tonight developing clouds into tomorrow. the jersey shore seeing temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s by 11:00 a.m. proteiny much a mild day. the winds starting to kick up. they're not northwesterly so that does helps us out a bit. at 6:00 p.m., seeing upper 30s to low 40s. mid 40s around philadelphia, low 40s for the pa sbushs, upper 40s for the lehigh valley. notice we have partly cloudy skies. i'm going to bump up extra clouds by midnight but it will be dry. so we're seeing mostly cloudy skies and temperatures for the most part in the 30s. so looks like 36 degrees on average around philadelphia and then it seems like lower 30s for the lehigh valley, delaware, also seeing mid to upper 30s. so your ten day on 10 looking like this, we're tracking some showers moving in, not until monday.
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developing clouds saturday into sunday. temperatures pretty much in the 40s for the next couple days. we warm up by tuesday. and we top out in the low 50s. in fact, i was going to go with mid 50s, i stuck with 53. 52 on wednesday and we dip into the 30s by thursday. friday and saturday, and it looks like we may see some snow showers in the forecast for the following friday. katy? >> thanks for that, erica. a former delaware charter school principal is accused of stealing money from his very own school. a grand jury indicted 55-year-old noel rodriguez yesterday. investigators say he em bezeled money from the academy of dover charter school and allegedly stole $5,000 each year between 2011 and 2014. rodriguez faces up to 40 years in prison if he's convicted. an this is not the first problem with delaware charter schools. last year state officials ordered the delaware met charter school in wilmington to close just months after it opened. they said the school's lesson plans and special needs programs
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did not meet state standards. officials also claim there were concerns about the school's leadership and finances. and wilmington city council asked the state to stop putting charters in the city. they want more say over which schools get approved for wilmington. kwanzaa ends sunday and last night in west philadelphia the founder joined dozens to celebrate the 50th year of the festival. last night the fourth candle was lit to mark the fourth evening. the creator and founder of kwanzaa was on hand. each day of the celebration focuses on a principle. last night was cooperative economics. 4:53 on this friday. are you ready to ring in 2017? >> i think so. why not. >> how does a free ride sound? all new next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, everything you need to know about new years celebrations in our areas and
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deals across the region. pride is on the line. the eagles have not beaten the cowboys at home in five years. hear from the team ahead of the 2016 season finale. i'm tracy davidson for nbc 10 at issue looking back at a historic cheer in change in politics and what's ahead for the new administration. plus the credit card bills you ran up during the holidays will need to be paid. we have expert advice on how to knock down your debt before more is tacked on. and managing your minutes. learn strategies to help you use your time more wisely in the new year. coming up sunday morning at 11:30 following "meet the press" on nbc 10. (male #1) it's a little something i've done every night since i was a kid, empty my pocket change into this old jar.
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out $117,000 just to maintain the meters. frequently coins get jammed in the machines. wilmington's director of transportation is the goal is to make the switch to a meterless parking system but a plan needs to be laid out. we've learned what -- when delaware's new governor will be officially sworn into office. the inauguration for democratic governor elect john carney and lieutenant governor elect bethanie hall long will be on january 17th, set for the legislative mall in dover. it will cap off a series of celebrations for the governor which begin on saturday, january 14th. i don't think we will be hearing this music too much longer, you know that. >> we won't. >> 2016 coming to a close this weekend and so is the eagles' season. >> the birds are playing the boys in one final showdown. looking for the first back-to-back wins since the start of the season. and we hope they do it, right. the eagles have not won a cowboys matchup at the link since 2011 and it appears we
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won't see many of the cowboys starters it's still important to end the season on a high note. >> the first thing right now is to finish strong. go out sunday and compete at a high level. you know, compete for every play and every opportunity. >> we just get a win if we put a dent in the ribs, we'll hit playoffs that will be a good thing. i don't know if they're going play their starters, nobody knows. if they do i want them to go full tip. >> nbc 10 has you covered for the season finale. start your morning with nbc 10 news today, eagles game day kickoff, sunday at 9:30 and sit down with an interview with quarterback carson wentz and keep it here for eagles game day final after nbc 10 news at 11:00 p.m. and take a look at this, check out who was at eagles practice yesterday. new temple head coach jeff collins. he posted this picture of himself with eagles head coach doug peterson. there it there is. he wrote, great time at the eagles practice this morning.
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just a few minutes before 5:00 a.m. and a chester county family who lost everything in a fire on christmas eve is in awe of their community. >> all of their christmas gifts and their belongings burned in a fire last saturday. fortunately the mother and her two sons were with relatives when the fire ravaged their home. firefighters and other neighbors decided to gather gifts for the family. >> it's overwhelming to see all the community support and it was -- we almost couldn't keep up with it. so many people wanting to give. >> everybody who donated they were able to fill in an entire ambulance with presents for everybody in the family. not all was lost. good to hear. >> definitely. >> more of the stories that we're following right now on "nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m." out of control car, new this morning a driver slammed right into the front of a home in philadelphia's feltonville neighborhood. license changes starting at the stroke of midnight on sunday. if you plan to use your
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pennsylvania driver's license to get too certain buildings, places, you better bring another form of i.d. we'll explain. >> speaking of the new year, are you ready to ring in 2017. let nbc 10 be your host as we take a look at events along penn's landing and across our area. nbc 10 news starts now. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm katy zachry. >> i'm rosemary connors. 5:00 right now on this friday. and it's a chilly one out there. but we'll -- i'll take it. >> i'll take it if it's dry. >> it is. >> a lot worse. >> not a rainy friday ahead. more from meteorologist erika martin. erik erika? >> good morning. guys, conditions for this morning is chilly but we have the westerly winds and that helps us out quite a bit. a live look outside seeing just partly cloudy skies. actually a few stars out there if you're into sky gazing catch that before sunrise. definitely pretty interesting. your local neighborhood temperature in philadelphia in and around philly we're seeing


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