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dollars. the public health emergency fund only has about $57,000. now today the president spoke about the crisis from the east room. there were families affected by the opioid crisis there in the audience. the president broke down the numbers and here they are. 64,000 americans die from overdoses last year. that's 175 people every day. seven every hour. the president even went off script to tell the story of his older brother fred who died of alcoholism. >> he was a strong guy, but it was a tough thing that he was going through. i learned because of fred. the fact is if we can teach young people not to start, it's really, really easy not to take them. i think that's going to end up being our most important thing. >> governor chris christie leads the president's opioid
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commission. he calls today's action, quote, bold. other examples of public health emergencies in the u.s. include the h1n1 influenza outbreak and natural disasters. drey clark, nbc 10 news. >> the president's action couldn't come soon enough for local families who have felt the impact firsthand. ted greenberg spoke with a family whose made it their mission to stop the hoirn. >> it's getting worse. >> reporter: as the opioid epidemic deepens, so does her pain. she and her husband bill run stevens place, a sober living house named after their son. they lost him last year to a hoirn overdose at age 26. >> if my heart and mind, my son dies every day and i don't know if i'm ever going to be able to
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fully heal from losing him because it's every day. they are dying every day. >> the couple founded a nonprofit called stop the heroin. far more needs to be done. >> we're still seeing people fighting to get into treatment. people with no insurance or medicaid. >> you're not alone. help is within reach. >> governor christie heads up the opioid commission, dedicate ing his last year in office to battling drug addiction. in new jersey, christie administration officials say the reach nj helpline has gotten more than 14,000 calls since the beginning of the year with significant spikes in call volume when these television ads are run ining. >> everything else we can dislike him about you got to be on side about this. he's making things happen. >> they are on their own crusade. >> if i don't put a mask on and
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face the world and try to help others, how many morea"l mother are going to go through what i go through every day. i don't want them to. >> the governor's commitment to fighting addictions has resulted if thousands of more people getting treatment. bill hopes to see that commitment continue with new jersey's next governor. i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> we have fresh reaction to the president's announcement in delaware county today. that's where nbc 10 found health experts and law enforcement attending this heroin task force event. district attorney say it is could mean more federal funding for life-saving doses of narcan for police and paramedics, but more needs to be done including going after farm kud sal companies. >> they sold a bad bill of goods telling them these opioids are not addictive. that was completely wrong. >> delaware county was among the
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first in the nation to sue big far ma over the epidemic. nbc 10 has been showing you how hard recovery is as they follow one man's journey from start to finish. last night his recovery almost took a major step back as he left rehab and was headed to kenzing on to to get heroin. but you won't believe how this story ends. cydney long shows us what happens all new on nbc 10 news at 5:00. our nbc 10 digital team is committed to covering this crisis in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. read their award-winning series right now on the nbc 10 app. to this breaking news now. we just learned two people are in custody for attacking a pizza delivery man outside a gas station. you can see one suspect pull out what appears to be a gun before hitting the delivery man and
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knocking him to the ground. the group then took off in the man's car. the victim was in a coma for three days. some of the suspects are as young as 14. new information in the murder of two 16-year-olds on a south philadelphia street corner. sources telling nbc 10 police spoke to a witness and they are questioning people in the case right now. aundrea cline-thomas is is live for us in south philadelphia. >> what have they learned about this. >> i can tell you at this hour no arrests have been made. but again, police say there are witnesses in the case and hoping that the boy's friends or anyone with information will speak up. as friends pass by the memorial, they pass homage to the 16-year-old. >> he was too young. >> he looked like his little brother. >> two hours before it. happened right on that step right there and said what's up. he said i'm chilling. i love you. be safe. >> reporter: 8:30 tuesday night
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he was murdered. so was a 16-year-old. police say there's some sort of argument, but they are determining why the shooter pulled the trigger. police are hoping the boy's friends will come forward and help them piece together. >> he was a good kid. he had good manners. it's just so hard. >> a point for each neighborhood, two candles and a toy were left on the steps. neighbors say they took up a election collection. >> he was very quiet. his smile can light up the room. he has a sweet personality. i'll miss him. i love him so much. >> they were two teens whose lives crossed and ended in one night. >> i hope to god that they can make peace with the lord.
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>> reporter: tonight the councilman is organized a vigil. it will be held at 7:30 at the playground. in south philadelphia, aundrea cline-thomas, nbc 10 news. the time lapse video from wilmington shows those clouds moving through. a live look now at the poconos. you can imagine even cooler up in the mountains than it is right here in philly. you have some blue sky there. you may want to throw a blanket on the bed. >> meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is tracking a frost edadvisory in your most accurate weather forecast. >> as the skies clear, that's going to allow the temperatures to really drop during the night tonight. we had a good bit of rain on the radar. it is shrinking by the minute. and exiting stage right toward the show.
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so it is just about over in montgomery county where hfs raining a good bit. we have a frosted a>fbi rise r. as the temperatures drop down into perhaps the mid-30s áz tonight, same story. so it may be 35 at the instrument level, but as the wind goes calm it could be 32 in the ground and cause that frost. .1s7/6=>el
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flames spread to a pe pet store and today we learned one of -rho after surviving two hurricanes. it was next door to the restaurant. firefighters continue to put out hot spots. the restaurant stood here for more than four decades. it started there early yesterday morning. investigators still don't know how, but they are calling it accident l. dozens of employees are now dozens of emork.ees are now
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blackjack could be coming to airports and truck stops throughout pennsylvania. the state house approved a gambling expansion bill in an.y attempt to balance the budget. that plan expands casino-style gambling to truck stops, airports and ten new mini$.ykçóo sites. the bill heads to the desk of tom wolf. he has nots promised to sign it. this will raise money as they a the state's revenue plan. the budget is a necessary step before congress can begin work on the tax cut bill. two lawmakers during his corruption trial.
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they both appeared on the witness stand. disagrees with menendez politically, but he's always found him to be an honorable man. >> he gave his word. k what the pressures are. i found him to be honest and honorable and a handshake was enough. both$qykyeo men have pleaded no guilty. >> the case against a man charged in a murder that rocked the main line is moving forward. he's due back in court next month. he's accused of shooting and killing him in july. the random killing shocked the community. they fired shots at two people in philadelphia's overbrook neighborhood. hours before the murder. two boys are dead after a house fire and this afternoon police are searching for the person who
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may be responsible. the bodies of the 16 and 12-year-old were found. ab 8-year-old boy was krcriticay hurt. about 15 minutes outside. investigators called the fire suspicious and say they are looking for a person of interest. happening today, big security changes that could mean some longer lines ask at airports for passengers headed here. the changes apply to every flight coming into the u.s. from a foreign airport and they include closer inspections of electronic devices, beefed up security and around the airport and more thorough interviews with passengers as they check in. these changes come after intelligence suggests thattists i was able to smuggle explosives into laptops. among the top concerns are terrorists who travel through multiple countries before boarding a flight to the u.s. some airlines are asking passengers to arrive 30 to 60 minutes early. the tsa says passengers are
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unlikely to notice much of a change. >> if we have to stand more in line, i'm oeng with it. >> the new security rules effect sl 0 airlines and 2100 daily flights. election day is less than two weeks away. lawmakers gathered at capital for a machine. they testified. it could be hacked within minutes. they head to the polls to the garden state november 7th. gold star father is campaigning in south jersey for the democratic candidate for governor. khan is slated to attend a rally in support of phil murphy. khan made headlines when he spoke at the democratic national convention. he told the story of his army
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captain son who was killed in iraq and famously offered to give his copy of the constitution to donald trump. how do people feel about recent nfl protests? it's pretty much split right down the middle. a survey was fund i by real sports and they are against rules to force players to stand during the national anthem. similar poll a year ago found 52% polled thought teens should require players to stand. police want you to take a good look at a man suspected of robbing banks. it e shows him inside a branch in west philadelphia yesterday morning around 8:30. after robbing the place, authorities say he hit a bank in yaiden around 1:30 in the afternoon. call police if you recognize him. flu season has started in delaware. the state confirmed its first
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cases today. six people have been diagnosed with the flu. some in new castle and some in kent county. delaware had 5,000 confirmed flu cases last year. a half century after the assassination of president kennedy, bureaucratic red tape is holding up a much-anticipated moment. new information about what the federal government uncovered in its investigation. federal law requires 3,000 documents to be released today. government officials tell nbc news they are being held up. intelligence agencies are scrambling to advise the white house about what information they want redacted or withheld from the files. more than 60% of americans believe kennedy's killing was a conspiracy. >> the real story maybe is that the cia knew only seven weeks before the assassination that oswald may is have threatened the president. >> federal investigations c
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concluded oswald acted alone. it's unlikely anything released will dispute that. less than a week before h l halloween. there's a new alert about something that could show up if your trick or treat bag. authorities today issue d a warning to parents to watch out for marijuana candy. they say marijuana candy can look like gummy candy or look like chocolate. they are urging parents to check for unusual packaging or strange odor for that matter. the candy can have a smell similar to that of the marijuana plant. septa is getting in the spirit of halloween. origin lights hang outside and inside the trolley. riders are welcomed by a spooky kárá under cobwebs. the driver of the trolley decorates for other holidays as well. turning to our weather, hopefully you have your jacket
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handy if you're walking through center city today. taking a live look down broad street. the sun is out there. temperatures were chilly today. >> a lot of people have been waiting for fall to occur. month. and things are only going to be changing temporarily. 57 in philadelphia. we're getting some someone now. 60 in delaware with a little sun. still a couple rain drops in parts of the area, but that's moving out. and overnight with clear skies allentown. 39 in mount holly. and 43 in philadelphia. it's going to be a chilly night. this is the last of the rain. still right around mercer county. it's a solid area of rain for them. but that's heading out toward new york city and then the
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ocean. the clear skies are going to wow the temperature. there's a frost advisory for the inland counties except for delaware. that's for tomorrow morning. so again, the official temperature does not have to be freezing, but at the ground, it will be. what's interesting here, friends are showing us that since 1970, the average time of the first frost is current 17.5 days later. that's more than half a month later in case you were wondering. fall seems to be coming later, it is. look at these numbers so far for this month of october. nearly 9 degrees above average in allentown. close to 8 in philadelphia. the lowest temperature we have had the whole month is 42. this has been an exceptional october. it's going to end up being the warmest or second warmest october ever recorded in philadelphia.
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during the day tomorrow with lots of sunshine despite the chilly start. the temperature will get up into the 60s. which is average for this time of the year. it doesn't seem like it because we have had so many days in the 70s during this month. we have the southerly wind trying to warm us up tomorrow. and saturday more of a southerly wind. that warms us up some more. we start off with rain. this is just one of the compute0 others have it even stormier. so we're talking about wind and rain and thunderstorms. and we're talking about it happening right during the eagles game among other times on sunday. pretty gusty winds. temperature not all that cold, but you're going to need rain gear of some sort.
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you will not need rain gear for halloween. it's going to be clear and it's going to be kind of chilly. temperatures in the 50s for the trick or treating. even at 4:00 in the afternoon. it will be a cool night. it will be dry. that seems pretty clear. and as we go through the weekend, we find one nice day on sunday. it's that simple. >> it's great. halloween looks good. at least it will be dry. >> as the temperatures drop, the number of house fires spike. >> that's the first place that the smoke is going to be. >> that's the first place. it's going to come through that doorway and hit the ceiling. >> still ahead at 4:00, the nbc 10 investigators go along with firefighters to show you the best place to put your smoke
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front row seat to history. how young students are getting an education and also helping maintain one of america's national treasures. dine then dash to help. the crash inside a crowded tavern that had had people run ing for cover. take a look at the closing bell on wall straet. the dow is up more than 70 points. the s&p 500 finished up today. nobody delivers more for south jersey than steve sweeney.
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he stood up to north jersey special interests to increase funding for our schools. he stopped christie's commuter tax, saving south jersey residents over 200 million dollars. and he led the charge to pass paid family leave. aarp applauded sweeney for freezing property taxes for seniors and cutting prices on prescription drugs. "i got to take my hat off to him. he's a man of his word." steve sweeney. because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share.
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you're about to see a car plow right into a restaurant during the lunch rush opinion the video is jarring. we wanted to give you a warning first. >> we're going to see a man sitting at the bar when the car just crashes through the wall behind him. we paused the video. he's still sitting on his stool in the end there.
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this happened tuesday in maryland. several work rers among the injured. >> several of them that are hurt. the rest of them just aren't going to have employment for maybe a year. i don't know. they have nothing. >> the driver of the car says her brakes gave out and she lost control. police have not said if she's is dead after his rig crashed into a restaurant near houston today. take a look here. that truck hit several cars beforehand. investigators are trying to figure out how it happened. three people in that restaurant were hurt. all of them are expected to be okay. he has been sniffing out crime for six years. >> but today police arson dog was ready for retirement. áh$e will receive for all his hard work.
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frost advisory tonight. then a brief warm-up in time for the weekend. then this hits. pretty big storm. we'll let you know what to expect in your most accurate forecast. a story that could save your life. next, the nbc 10 investigators show you where to put the smoke detectors in your home so they will be most effective. a high speed police chase and crash. the capture of the suspect who did not dpif up easily. time is running out to vote for our high school blitz game of the week. right now you can see who is in the lead. to help your team, grab your phone and tablet or go to your computer. you can tap the nbc app. you can call or text your vote. we're going to announce the winner tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam. chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family. christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward.
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he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county. on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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now is the time to check your smoke alarm. statistically the coming months are the deadliest for home fires. all day the nbc 10 investigators are focusing on fire safety and you looking at everything from where to put those smoke alarms to how the materials in your homes burn. >> i learned something here. mitch blacher is joining us and he takes us through the risk of not having a working smoke alarm. >> even having one cuts your risk of being killed in a fire in half. that's according to fire safety experts. but if you know where to put them, your odds get even better. >> reporter: shawn haynes is persistent. he's going door to door. he's hanging smoke alarms.
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>> you're all set. >> diane didn't have any working smoke alarms. >> you have a lot of people in this house you care about. >> yes, very much. very, very much. >> reporter: haynes hangs the alarms as close to the center of a home as he can. >> it covers the whole thing. >> his favorite spot is right above the steps. it's the highest point in a house. >> it's early detection when it's above the steps like that. >> how often do you go in a home and it doesn't have an alarm? >> they recommend having one in every room. they also recommend hanging them just past the lip in the doorway. >> that's going to be your earliest detection of smoke coming through. >> that's the first place the smoke hits. >> it's going to come through that doorway and start to come out. >> like so many families, they are missing an important part of being ready for a fire. >> do you have a fire evacuation
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plan? >> no, not at all. >> and that is about to change. we're going to show her and you how to make an escape plan. tonight our investigation turns to the materials in your home and how fast they burn when seconds matter most, there's a simple trick that can give you more time to escape. >> as i was watching your report, the placement inside the door of the bedroom, did you realize that? >> no. >> i didn't know that's where it's supposed to go. >> a simple change in logistics can make a life-shaving difference. >> no doubt. >> more to come at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. you can see his exclusive report coming up at 11:00. in the meantime, here's a look at the other stories we're following county can by county at 4:00. gloucester county is opening a new child advocacy center. abused children can be interviewed in a comfortable
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setting and decorated with art made by local school children. former governor jack markell is tipping his hat to everyone take iing part in a motivate th first state program. the brags was held today at the university of delaware. motivate the first state encourages people to get healthy and enables them to turn activities into charitable donations. markell helped kick the program off earlier this year by cycling across the country. a student from delaware county is now a finalist for a film making prize. >> that's a clip from a film by jake hatfield. he studied abroad in japan. his movie was chosen as a finalist at the study abroad film festival. you can help him win by voting for him on facebook. we have a link on the nbc 10 app. those results will be announced next wednesday. to our first alert weather.
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the sun is out there. the air is kind of crisp on this fall day in philadelphia. it was kind of a breezy morning. cover up your plants pfr you go. to bedroom. >> meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is tracking a chilly night for a lot of our area. >> we haven't had many chilly nights so far this month of october. but now that the sky is clearing. that's one of the that's going to allow the temperatures to g down. further to the north, still cloudy, but those clouds will be breaking up as well. and there's a frost edadvisory r that area. now virtually none of it is. hardly anything left. and what's going to be left overnight tonight is some frost.
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and might want to cover the plants. it's late in the season to have to issue frost advisories. but there and also the inland counties in south jersey getting some of the frost. the main corridor from wilmington to philly to trenton not going to get cold enough for frost. coldest day so far this month is 42. temperatures are in the 50s. 51 in trenton. 48 in mount pocono. temperatures could drop 20 degrees and you can see how low that's going to take it. in philly by 7:00 a.m. down to 44. could be lower than that in between hours. same thing with the suburbs and lehigh valley. these temperatures may not be the actual lows. just the temperature at 7:00 a.m. it's going to be a chilly start to the day. a nice sunny day, though.
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we're going to be talking more about a pretty significant storm for part of the weekend, coming up in a few minutes. students were jumping for joy today at gw elementary. that's because they just found out their may ground is getting $100,000 makeover. the plan is to redesign the ground and rooftop play areas. the designs are being created by iowa state university students. they are not just learning their letters and numbers. >> some young students in montgomery county are keeping american history alive. still ahead at 4:00, how the makeover from the school is preserving a national park right in their backyard. plus it's the most powerful time of the year for retailers. the new twist on a classic holiday catalog and what shoppers should expect. then off course. the girls peat all the boys in the golf tournament. so why wasn't she allowed to take home the trophy. we'll explain, all new at 5:00.
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steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up. why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers,
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and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side. nice to meet you sir. joseph, i'm nice to meet you.u? how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity.
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this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah.
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sky force 10 is live over breaking news. e we learned about a school employee arrested. george spencer is live in sky force for us. what can you tell us? >> this was the dean of students at mastery charter middle school. he has now been arrested. a 42-year-old man. arrested for inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old female and eighth grader at the school. the allegations are that omar harrison, the 42-year-old at the center of all of this, this past school year allegedly picked the victim up and gave her a ride near the hotel. that is where mr. harrison allegedly committed statutory rape, sexual assault and indecent contact with this student, who again was an eighth
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grader here at mastery charter middle school here in west philadelphia. that 42-year-old man, the dean of students at this school, is now being charged by the township police. . he's been held in a correctional facility on $100,000 bail. >> it's beginning to feel more like the holidays. >> that can be the case for halloween. >> i'm tracking your trick or treat forecast, plus the sunday soak er that could impact the eagles game. we do need the rain. coming up next at 4:00. also ahead, off duty and still a hero. the state trooper's quick action to save a man's life. and don't forget this. nbc 10 is your official eagles station. getting you ready for sunday's game against the 49ers. join us for exclusive stories at
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9:30 a.m. then following the late news sunday night. nbc 10 has interviews with the team you will not see anywhere else.
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steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up.
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why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side.
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here's a school learning more than just letters and numbers. >> the children's house at valley forge is on the grounds of national historical park, but it's not just the student who is are benefitting from the location. the school in. the park forged a partnership. they are helping to preserve the parks. the school just paid for a $4 million renovation, meaning taxpayers won't have to. >> by allowing us to come in and make those renovations, we have preserved a historical asset. >> the school is also agreed to handle all the maintenance for the duration of the lease.
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a philadelphia woman is tackling a topic that's hard to talk about, domestic violence. and doing it with this new children's book. she began writing this story when she was 8 years old. the book called "mommy wake up" is based on her own life. >> my biological father killed my mother. children understand and know and pick up when things are going on. this book was made to be a conversation starter. >> she's hoping to e get the book into local schools and libraries. you can also buy a copy. we have a link to her website on such a good story and unfortunately much needed. tomorrow morning, how a family touched by domestic violence is channelling their pain into a labor of love. your first alert weather and traffic first at 4:00 to help you start your day. sears is bringing back its iconic wish baook. this year it's available three ways.
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in print, online and through the sears app. the first wishbook came out in 1933. the last time it was available was back in 2011. back to your first alert weather. look at this beautiful shot on boat house row. chilly day to be out there jog ago long, but at least the sun is out. >> let's get over to meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> we had some clouds around the middle of the day. some places getting some rain. the general clearing trend is continuing. still a couple sprinkles in the suburbs. the jersey shore the ocean is way warmer than normal. we have a land breeze so it's 57 in holgate. 58 in cape may. and they are not going to be
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getting the frost right at the beaches. and they are not getting any rain down there either. but trenton certainly had its share of it. even there it is moving out and the skies will be clearing tonight. setting us up for some frost in the outlying areas. out along the corridor, which continues to be too warm to get any kind of frost. we have temperatures nearly 8 degrees above average for the entire month in reading. barely to freezing in mount pocono, which is 7 degrees above normal. dover, low temperatures so far 38. so might be the coldest night tonight of the month so far. but that's still not that cold. as we go through the night, it's going to be chilly. we're not ready for it. we're not used to it. getting into the 30s, this time of the year, it's really not
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unusual at all. there we are at 36 degrees in allentown. 7:30 in the morning. 35 in reading. 37 in quaker town. nothing but sunshine during the day and that's going to allow the temperatures to rise some. not exactly a warm afternoon, but with the sunshine, it will feel pretty good. through tomorrow, nothing but sunshine. saturday we saturday with sunshine. the southerly wind is in, warms us up, saturday, not a bad day at all. because sunday it's a different story. we have rain moving in. even by morning. getting heavier during the afternoon. maybe even some strong thunderstorms with gusty winds late in the day and into the evening hours. some of the models suggesting several inches of rain as two systems merge. and it's going to come right up the coast and put a lot of
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moisture in there. it's tropical moisture that's coming in. it is going to be effecting the eagles game on sunday. there's no doubt about that. it's just a question of how bad the weather is going to be. if there are thunderstorms, that's enough to stop the game at least for awhile. that's a possibility too. >> even the birds can't play if there's a thunderstorm. >> they shouldn't be playing. >> hopefully they will be able to navigate. >> the weather will be a factor. >> thank you for that. next at 4:00, a send off. a dog gets a ceremonial good-bye after his storied career on the force. also return to rehab. we're departmenting a man's journey after a near death overdose. all new at 5:00, his escape from the facility last night and wait until you hear the one thing that got him back on track.
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he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county.
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on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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right now at 4:00, new life in retirement for philly's arson dog. >> he's responded to 900 fires during his six-year career. the department gave him a ceremonial sendoff. tim furlong there was. >> chance has been a critical member of our team. >> reporter: phillies fire commissioner has given his newest retiree a plaque. he's the city's fourth sniffing dog. if a fire was intentionally set, chance was called in to see how. >> he can smell a drop of
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gasoline in a fire. we can never smell that. through everything that's burned up, he can still smell that. >> the lieutenant has been chance's handler and best friend for the last six years. the lieutenant is now off to virginia for six weeks of training with a new part mer, but chance will be living with george and his team. he will now get to be a normal dog playing with the new toys the commissioner gave him. >> clearly, he's retired. he's not taking orders anymore. >> reporter: when george goes out to investigate a fire, chance will get to stay home. he deserve it is. this pooch served his city well. >> let's give chance a round of applause. >> reporter: tim furlong, nbc 10 news. we're breaking down the president's plan to fight the opioid crisis. new details about a jersey man who nearly died after overdosing. >> i think he was in that
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position of fight or flight. start ed going back to his old way of thinking. >> all new at 5:00, the first big hurdle in michael's road to recovery and what made him return to rehab after leaving last night. it's going to be a frosty, cold night ahead. this isn't the coldest of the nights. come on back. i'll have that forecast straight ahead.
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tonight what saved a man from relapsing and going back to heroin as he tries to beat his opioid addiction. lifesaver, a state trooper was in the right place at the right time to rescue a man in distress. evacuation plan. the nbc 10 investigators explain what you need to do now to protect your family from a fire. it can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. we can do it. >> right now at 5:00, fighting a public health emergency. this afternoon president trump laid out his plan to fight what he calls the worst drug crisis in american history. >> here's a closer look at the president's plan. it allows access to tell medicine services so patients can receive prescriptions without seeing a doctor. the department will hire workers designed to address the crisis. especially in rural areas.
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and the president wants to make grants available to people having trouble finding jobs because of their addiction. >> to understand how familying are dealing with the epidemic, nbc 10 has been following a man as he makes his way through drug recover are ri. >> we updated you on the progress one week after he started a program. hours after that story aired, he walked out of the rehab center. he headed to kensington to buy drugs. cydney long picks up the story from there. it's pretty remarkable what happened next. >> this is right. it's remarkable there are angels out there among us in the community. michael was so sincere in fighting so hard when we sat down with him yesterday, but clearly his fear of failing and the demons of detox got the better of him for a short time last night. >> this is my feelings. >> reporter: in the hours after opening up to us wednesday about his struggle with addiction and fear of living on the streets. >>


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