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good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> let's find out with bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill? >> we're seeing the wind pick up and that is a big player during the day today. the gusty winds delivering a few showers. right now a dry view looking from center city where the winds are at 7 miles per hour. stronger winds from wilmington and mt. pocono and look at the arrows all lining up out of the northwest. that will keep temperatures cool to start with. 49 degrees along the i-94 corridor and 45 right now in pottstown and 49 in millville. the flag has been blowing at times. getting a break right now from the wind, but gusty wind will blow clouds into the area and late this morning, we could be looking at some scattered light rain showers in the area. by lunchtime up to 53 degrees. back in less than ten minutes with your future weather
hour-by-hour. jillian mele standing by with an update. >> one accident out in the area right now out of montgomery county and hatfield. clemens road at forty food road. blue route shows traffic moving along just fine. no accidents on the blue route. live look and drive time is about 17 to 18 minutes in both directions on the blue route between 76 and 95. area bridges are pretty quiet this morning, including the ben franklin bridge and this is the view from camden and you can see only a few cars out there, the good news we're problem free on all the area bridges and so far not reporting any big issues on mass transit. chris? let's get you back to the breaking news we've been following in north philadelphia. we just learned in the past 40 minutes that one person was killed in this fire at a homeless shelter. nbc 10 monique braxton is on the scene for us right now. what is the situation outside that shelter right now? >> chris, it's a tragic morning here in north philadelphia. if you look up to the third floor, that is where the fire
xhis commissionerer said they believe that's where the fire began. took 16 minutes to bring it under control and dozens of firefighters were called here just before 3:00 this morning. they told us they do believe where they found a person's body is where the fire began in that front third floor apartment. they also told us that they believe he may have had some sort of disability because there was a walker nearby. and here's what the fire commissioner had to say when we asked about the presence of smoke alarms. >> this time we are still trying to discern whether or not the alarm system was working. we had mixed reports. some people say the alarm was working and some say it wasn't working. >> and the fire commissioner also told us he believes there may have been some sort of alarm inside because close to two dozen people were evacuating as firefighters arrived here on the scene. in the next half hour, he talks to us about precautions everyone should take with the approaching holiday season whether you're
smoking inside your room or cooking inside your home. that's coming up in the next half hour. live for now, north philadelphia, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. now to a developing story. the search for a rape suspect. police say he may be armed and dangerous. this started wednesday night in darby where a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted. the investigation led police to west philadelphia. katy zachary is live in darby. police have been in contact with the suspect. katy, tell us more about that. >> yeah, tracy, there is a twist, though. darby borough police say the suspect called them to say he is not turning himself in for the crime. instead, officers will have to find him. so, right now you have officers in at least two areas, philadelphia and darby borough looking for the suspect who is 18-year-old kassim hill. he is accused of luring a 14-year-old girl into his mother's house earlier this week and raping her. according to police, a witness outside the home heard the teenage girl's screams during the assault and knocked on the
door to try to stop it and that's when the victim was able to run free. >> went to the door to see who was banging and that's when she was able to get out. >> we've been looking into 18-year-old kassim hill's criminal background. he is currently on probation. he has an extensive history in philadelphia including things like aggravated assault. katy zachary, nbc 10 news. 5:04 now. this morning the suspect in carlesha freeland-gaither. extradited to face charges on a different case. the abduction information in philadelphia continues today. investigators here have filed federal kidnapping charges against barnes. here's what's new from overnight. we got a copy of the criminal complaint and it says he conf s confessed to the kidnapping and told investigators he did not
know carlesha, the 22-year-old is resting with her family at an undisclosed location. the other kidnapping charge that barnes is charged with. vai, for the first time we're hearing from the mother of that 16-year-old victim there. >> chris, understandably, a lot of anger from that mother over the attack allegedly by a man who has a very long criminal history. last night in charles city, virginia, the police laid out their case. charles city is just outside of richmond and it's there that he was wanted for the attempted murder, kidnapping and rape of a 16-year-old girl last month. barnes was capture ed wednesday and they got a big break in the case when they released the video of the kidnapping scene and police in virginia noticed a detail from that video. >> we had information he was driving a ford taurus and then through the video in philadelphia you see the
virginia state inspection sticker on the front glass and we're only one of the few states that have a sticker in that same position. >> well, virginia authorities then called the car dealership with barnes purchased that vehicle and they were able to use the gps installed in the car. the mother of the virginia victim was asked about her daughter's alleged attacker. we blurred her face just to protect her identity. >> i just want to kill him. just want to kill him. the burns of her skin. my daughter didn't look like herself. it was devastating to watch. the only thing i have to say to him, god bless him. he didn't succeed. and i hope that [ bleep ]. >> barns hit the teenage girl with a shovel, drove her to his house and then poured gasoline and bleach on her. that victim, by the way, is still recovering in a virginia
hospital. live in the digital operation center, i'm vai sikahema. our investigation will continue at 5:30. you'll hear from the man who witnessed that abduction in germantown. why he should get the reward money. 47 degrees outsed is. new from overnight, a woman drove her suv into the side of a church at osage avenue and south 61st street. the driver lost control and smash under to the taylor tabernacle church around 11:00 last night. she is being treated for minor injuries. happening today, hearing is set in the case involving the land belonging to jerry sandusky former charity. the second mile. the charity is trying to sell the land. the second mile was founded by sandusky aimed at helping at-risk youth. sandusky, as you know, serving 30 to 60 years in prison on dozens of counts of child sex abuse. also happening today transit workers are expected to vote on whether to ratify their new vote with septa. the two sides came to a
tentative agreement last night avoiding a strike that would have halted buses, subways and trolleys. new this morning, eric frein has a new court date. the man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in that september ambush will have his preliminary hearing on september 9th. the hearing set for next wednesday he was captured after alluding police for seven weeks. it's a dry morning, but the temperatures are dropping and the wind is picking up. and gusty winds is what we'll see during the day today. those winds may blow a few showers into the area late this morning and into this afternoon. then the wind blows them right on out of here and here comes a chilly weekend, especially to start with. tomorrow morning the temperatures are looking cold. right now 44 degrees in reading and philadelphia at 49 and 52 degrees in cape may. nice, clear view across the delaware from the adventure
aquarium and clouds will blow in during the day. those northwesterly winds are already starting to pick up and now 12-mile-per-hour wind at philadelphia international. we're seeing stronger gusts through the pocono mountains and have seen gusts to 32 miles an hour and right now at 22 miles per hour and northeast philadelphia reporting a gust of 20 miles per hour. it is dry this morning. showers there are possibilities for later this morning and into this afternoon looking more impressive. your hour-by-hour future weather shows clouds blowing into the lehigh valley to start with. that's at 11:00 this morning and you can see scattered, light showers off to the north and west and as we head into the afternoon hours, a possibility for northeast philadelphia and the lehigh valley and into parts of south jersey. the temperatures into the lower 50s this afternoon. may be feeling a bit cooler thanks to the gusty wind. back in less than ten minutes with a look at your seven-day forecast. time for a look at traffic. we'll see if there is anything
slowing drivers down out there on this friday. >> jillian mele has you covered. jillian? >> nothing too major but an accident that i continue to follow on hatfield clemens road. just a few minutes ago, we had a disabled vehicle on 95 southbound and right in this area right near the vine street expressway blocking that left lane that just cleared about 30 seconds ago. as you can see, traffic is moving once again. no issues to report on 95 right now. in north philadelphia, we are following this fire location. monique braxton was at the scene a few minutes ago. you can take 21st or 23rd streets if you need to get around it. that's just a heads up that is part of your commute. zooming the map out a little bit, average speeds on the p.a. turnpike about 60 miles per hour. 55 on the blue route and right in the midst of that long-term construction zone right near route 29. little tap of the brakes and no delays to report there. a discount grocery store is
shutting down dozens of stores in our area, and it's not just impacting the employees. also, the families across our area who depend on bottom dollars affordable prices. going green. this morning several philadelphia landmarks are lit up to support an organization that has been serving our community for decades. a look back at 30 years of philabun philabundunce.
this morning in north philadelphia. you're looking live here at the scene of what was a very active fire at this homeless shelter in north philadelphia. the 22nd and osage. i'm sorry, 22nd and ontario street. the fire broke out around 3:00. you can see that it's fully under control now. but we do know that one person was killed in the fire. 23 other people were displaced staying in that shelter overnight. nbc 10 monique braxton is on scene talking to find out what is being done to help those residen residents. we'll have a report from her in a moment. landmarks around philadelphia, you may notice, taking on a shade of green today. that is to mark the 30th anniversary of philabundunce. that organization was founded 30 years ago by pam lawler who used her blue, not green station wagon to transport donated food to people in need all across the city. today it serves 75,000 people
every week. 75,000 across the delaware valley through a network of hundreds of agencies. ph philabundance will celebrate and a big bash tonight to honor lawler at a beet hunger bash. >> great organization. well, a popular discount grocery chain will soon close its doors impacting dozens of stores and hundreds of employees. bottom dollar food announced its 46 locations across southeastern pennsylvania and new jersey. will shut done by the end of the year after the chain was bought by rival aldi. 1,500 local employees will be out of a job. >> it was just really a shock to me when everybody said, yeah, we're closing. >> right now it's too soon to know which of these locations will eventually be open as aldi stores. we do have a list of the closing bottom dollar locations on nbc10.com. from our delaware bureau. university of delaware planning to close two of its oldest
halls. they will close at the end of the school year, spring 2015. both were built in 1966. each houses more than 700 students. the university says those buildings need to close because of their age and condition but they don't plan to demolish them right away. in the meantime the university of delaware will open a new dining and residence hall and also renovating the harrington complex. both of those should be done by the end of next school year. no interruption of housing for freshman students. new information this morning, four more people are facing charges of filing false claims for hurricane sandy relief money. a total of 20 people are now charged with filing for sandy relief funds that they are not entitled to. if convicted, they could each get three to five years in prison. state officials in new jersey say they plan to go ahead with a project to build dunes and mar got atlantic county. the department of environmental protection said they have taken control of enough of the beach now to allow for the construction of those dunes. a lot of residents they don't want to see this, though.
they had voted in favor of a referendum on tuesday that would have taken that battle to court. they object to this project saying it is costly and ineffective. sunoco logistics moving ahead with a big pipeline project that will stretch across pennsylvania. the company announced yesterday it plans to invest $2.5 billion in a pipeline that would move natural gas liquids like propane. it would provide four times the capacity to move that gas from the marcella drilling area in western pennsylvania to marcus hook facility in delaware county. sunoco hopes to have that pipeline up and running in two years. if you're getting ready to head out the door on this friday. let's check the roads for you. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. some slow downs in my delivery, but not on the roads, hopefully. >> someone get that man more coffee. i was following one accident out there in hatfield clemens road, but that just cleared in the last few minutes.
right now we're accident free, which is good news for drivers waking up and heading out the door right now. a live look in chester county eastbound side of the route 30 bypass a few drivers out there and no slow downs and no accidents to report there. heading into delaware, a live look at route 1 near the dover toll plaza where things are looking good. the other majors in delaware, 95. both directions. and then 495 both ways between the two points where it meets with 95. you can see 11 minutes is your drive time. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's dry time right now. we will see some sunshine before clouds are back with some scattered showers. right now, completely dry in the philadelphia area. but it is on the chilly side and the wind is not helping much. northwesterly wind right now makes 49 degrees feel like 44 degrees. the wind is gusty at times. we've seen winds in our area
gusting to 20 miles per hour and that will be increasing and could see them up to 35 miles per hour this afternoon. look to the west, the brighter clouds. wet weather. rain moving towards us and actually being blown towards our area and those clouds back in our area and a spotty shower late this morning and this afternoon. the temperatures cooler than yesterday and lower 50s this afternoon. winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. the gusty winds will die down tonight and that will make for a colder start tomorrow morning. look at that 34 degrees and some could drop into the 20s and most of the day in the 40s. top out at 50 degrees with partly to mosty sunny skies. we'll see sunshine on sunday, but still chilly especially in the morning. 39 degrees to start with and 59 in the afternoon. looking milder with a high temperature near 60 degrees. difficult for this time of year and warmer yet for veterans day. 64 degrees the high temperature on tuesday. but then the wind picks up and
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with the space shuttle program ended nasa needs russia to fly astronauts to and from the station. delaware county is getting a new organic grocery store. that tops the business headlines from the "philadelphia business journal." whole foods signed a lease and scheduled to begin in the spring. in delaware, the christiana mall is getting ready for a new movie theater. it will open on november 20th. one of the theaters will feature a big wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling screen. the old theater closed more than a decade ago there. 5:24. today the labor department will release its jobs report for october and investors will be looking to see if it continues to show a positive trend. stock futures pointing to a slightlyly higher open. investors will be focused and the major indices on pace for a third straight weekly gain. home depot, the world's
largest home improvement chain warns nearly 53 million additional e-mail addresses were taken during that recent security breach of its payment data systems. the company originally said some 56 million payment cards, including e-mail details were likely stolen in september. your nbc first alert weather. it is dry and getting a bit windy and the winds are blowing a few clouds through the area and you can see some of them in this view from the melon bank building. first alert traffic reporter jillian mele, what does it look like out there? >> live look at 76 right near the blue route. 76 clear in both directions and coming up in a few minutes a live look at 225. another piece of the puzzle. >> this morning we hear, again, from the man who witnessed the abduction of carlesha freeland-gaither on a north philadelphia street.
>> i felt like i didn't do enough at the time. >> this morning his reaction to carlesha's return and why police credit him to possibly saving his life. we continue to follow breaking news in north philadelphia this morning, as well. >> i'm nbc 10 monique braxton live in north philadelphia. we're learning more about the victim who died in a fire two hours ago. that's after the break.
we are on the scene of a fire at a north philadelphia homeless shelter that killed one person. more than two dozen looking for a place to stay this morning. we're live from the scene. >> police are surp searching for the suspect that has been taunting them and they warn he may be armed and dangerous. we're learning more about another crime connected to abduction suspect delvin barnes. we're learning from a person who played a key role in the investigation. taking a live look outside this morning. you will notice a change as you head out the door this morning and only get colder for the weekend. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. meteorologist bill henley standing by with that. >> happy friday. a nice, dry start to your friday. but we could see some showers blow into town later on. look to the west, just beyond the buildings in center city. you can see some of the clouds
that are blowing into the area. we will get some sunshine to start with, but there's a good possibility that parts of the area will see a scattered shower later this morning and this afternoon. for now, the winds are at 12 miles per hour in philadelphia running a bit stronger in wilmington and the pocono mountains, in the mountains already dwgusting to 39 miles p hour. 39 degrees in mt. pocono and 45 in potstown and trenton 47 and upper 40s for millville and wilmington and northeast philadelphia. today, you will see sunshine to start with, but the wind will blow clouds into the area. still dry at 9:00 and chilly, too. 47 degrees. but by lunchtime, we'll be tracking a few, light scattered rain showers at 53 degrees. back with your future weather. right now, let's check in with jillian mele. good morning, jillian. >> good morning, bill, as promised, a look at 295. right at interstate 195. very empty. no issues to report on 295 this morning. heading intoen