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woman who lost her life fighting a fire in philadelphia. how the community is coming together to say good-bye. chl plus, the changing philadelphia skyline. this morning the workers are pouring the concrete foundation for the comcast technology center. we'll have a live report from center city. live look at the skyline. cold and breezy conditions will start off our weekend on this saturday morning but the clouds will give way to a little bit of sun later on. good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's k on this saturday. meteorologist michelle grossman
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is tracking the weather for us. >> good morning. finally we are drying out, dry this morning. we're going to keep it dry for the next few days before we see some rain returning mid week. here's a live look outside. we are looking at snow being made in the pocono mountains. temperatures are cold. we're off to a cold start. we're off to a partly cloudy start. mixture of sun and cloud. overall, looking at fairly nice weekend for mid december. temperatures right now, 28 in mount pocono. 28 in lancaster. 36 in philadelphia. 32 in atlantic city. 36 in wildwood. you factor in the winds. that will be the bigger story today. breezy day. chilly breeze as we go throughout the saturday. windchills in teens in mount pocono. feels like 23 in dover and feels like 22 in lancaster. plan on getting outdoors, bundle up. it's going to be on the chilly side but it is mid december. you will need your sunglasses, too. by 8:00, 34.
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by 10:00, 37 and breezy. noon, 39 degrees. we'll talk more about today's forecast the rest of your weekend and when you can expect rain next in a few minutes. one person is dead after their car crashed into a tree, then caught on fire in the omni section of philadelphia. these are pictures of the scene of the accident on north fifth street and roosevelt boulevard. we spoke with one witness who said he tried to rescue theqq4/ driver. >> we tried to break the windows to gets someone, anyone out. and within seemed like seconds it just erupted in flames and there wasn't really anything else we could do. >> police are still out at the scene investigating. the outer lanes heading north on roosevelt boulevard will be closed until at least noon. also new from overnight. a driver is in very critical condition after a police chase and crash. nbc10 was on the scene where it all ended at boulevard in nor
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northeast philadelphia. they started chasing the suv in bensalem, bucks county before midnight. an hour later it went out of control and flipped over several times. we're working to find out why police were after that driver. building a concrete foundation for the future. that's exactly what comcast is doing right now at the site of its new innovation and technology center. nbc10's matt delucia is live in center city this morning. matt, this building will tower over every other in philadelphia. >> reporter: rosemary, to start it off a lot of concrete is going into the ground. right now one of the largest pouring operations in philadelphia history. right behind me you can see the cement trucks going by. that activity has been going on since ant 1:00 this morning and it's been nonstop. this is the site of the new komt cast innovation and technology center here at 19th and arch. it's in the shadow of the comcast center. it's the foundation for the new
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59 story tower that's going in the ground right now. this will change the city skyline. i want to show you all of these cement trucks as we now see a acce septa bus. traffic isn't being effected too much. but you can see one of the cement trucks here now. they're coming in one after another. we drove in this morning and they're all lined up. once they're called up they come down 19th street here, pour out the cement and move on. it's about 400 truckloads in all. it will take about ten hours to complete. so they started at 1:00. this will be taking us well into late morning. all said and done, it will be a concrete layer, ten feet thick and 16 million pounds. this will also be the new home of nbc10 and telemundo 62 as comcast is the parent company of our station. so still a long way to go. coming up in the next half hour we're going to go on-site to give you a close-up look at what is happening out here this morning. live in center city, i'm matt
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delucia, nbc10 news. >> thanks, matt. today will mark the final farewell for joyce craig, the first woman firefighter to die in the line of duty in philadelphia. nbc10 was there as family, friends, and fellow firefighters gathered last night for the first of two scheduled viewings at bachelor brothers funeral home. craig died tuesday battling a house fire nearby. she was trying to rescue an elderly woman near the basement. when craig's crew pulled out she got trapped and did not make it out alive. they're trying to determine exactly how the fire started and what prevented craig from getting out of that house. the second viewing for joyce craig is set for bachelor brothers this morning at 8:00. the funeral follows at 10:00. pennsylvania xwover in tom corbett has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in craig's honor. this morning new information about a man philadelphia police a series of attacks on college students in university city.
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last night a judge arraigned 55-year-old james barrett. police say officers caught barrett in the act as he was attacking 38-year-old penn graduate student in university city on thursday night. he is suspected in several other assaults on female students at penn and drexel over the past week. authorities are holding barrett on $150,000 bail. there's also new information in the shooting of rapper and philadelphia native beanie sigel. police have named two people of interest in the case as the rapper remains in critical condition following the shooting outside of his house here in pleasantville last week. detectives want to talk to a man named ricky childress whom they already questioned but released. the other person of interest is sigel's sister-in-law, camilla. investigators are trying to contact her. from the nbc10 souths jersey bureau, police arrested a man in the murder of a camden county grandmother. susan johnson was last seen
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leaving her home last week. police found her body early friday in evesham township. beat 59-year-old johnson to death in her mobile home. johnson invited diaz and another woman to stay with her. police believe a fight over money sparked the deadly beating. investigators say after the murder diaz jumped johnson's body in the woods. he will be arraigned on monday. do you recognize this man? police are hope that somebody does. he sexual by assaulted and robbed a woman and robbed a woman in atlantic city. the man approached the woman just off atlantic avenue. investigators say he forced her into an alleyfré at knife point. police released this surveillance picture and want to talk to the man seen here in the dark jacket frk. $700,000 in overtime cost, the running tab for philadelphia police responding to local
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protests sparked by the grand jury decisions in ferguson, missouri, and new york. the protests stemmed from the police killings. philadelphia police tell nbc10 over a two-week span the overtime costs for shutting down streets and ensuring public safety have reached $683,000. we spoke to both community leaders and everyday citizens and received mixed reaction to this news. >> let's say that it just points out how expensive doing the wrong thing is. if they had done the right thing to begin with we wouldn't have to be in the streets. >> do i want to see the money spent on taxes for those reasons? no. i would rather not see other money to reconstruct it all. this is our property. this is our city. >> the protests grew of grand juries chose not to indict white police officers for killing the two african-american men who were both unarmed at the time of their deaths. now to the atlantaic city casino crisis. this morning we're taking a look
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at revenue numbers for the past year. the new jersey division of gaming enforcement just reloosed those figures yesterday. here's what we know. compared this -- comparing this past november to november 2013 when there were 12 casinos and internet gambling was days old, the casino market in atlantic city took in 10.3% less revenue but when only the eight casinos operating or considered, revenue increased by 11 1/2%. for casinos have closed so far this year and the trump taj mahal could be the fifth. it's said to close up with week from today unless a last-minute deal is reached. as for revel j'lno, a judge voided the proposed sale to a canadian firm. revel wants the auction's runner-up to buy the property. we'll learn more about that in a hearing in january. a federal judge will not delay tracy morgan's lawsuit against walmart and others involving a deadly crash on the new jersey turnpike. the judge yesterday rejected kevin roper's bid to delay the
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comedian's lawsuit. roper was the driver of the walmart truck that slammed into the back of morgan's limo van in june. roper is not a defendant in the lawsuit but is facing criminal charges in the case. the crash left morgan and two others seriously hurt and killed fellow comedian james mcnair. today lawmakers in washington will once again debate the trillion dollar spending bill, so when can we expect to vote on the measure? we'll have more on that after the break. plus, someone made off with $125,000 worth of these rare buttons. a woman who owns the collection says she knows exactly who is behind the heist. and the sunday night football bus is in town as the eagles get ready for a prime time match-up against the rival cowboys. we'll have a preview of the sunday night showdown.
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chlts this weekend it's the sunday night showdown in south philadelphia. let's look live now at lincoln financial field where the eagles
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will host the cowboys tomorrow night. and it's a big one. the winner walks away with sole possession of first place in the division. we're looking at the wells fargo center. but right around the corner is the link. nbc10 is the only place to watch the game. the sunday night football bus is already in town. it was parked outside the ronald mcdonald's house in university city yesterday. the kids and their families got vip tours of the bus. >> it's awesome. it just makes the experience here a lot better, to make it more of like a vacation as we tell him instead of, oh, you have to go into the hospital. >> my football is coming. >> football is coming. >> you excited to hear there's a big game on sunday? >> yeah. >> go eagles. >> go eagles. >> the sunday night football bus is making several stops in the area before the game. you will find the list of the stop on our website, don't forget, nbc10 is your place for the sunday night showdown. the birds versus the boys live at the link.
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football night in america starts at 7:00. game time is 8:20. and then after the game, be sure to watch our special live post-game report with player interviews and reaction. it's all on sunday night right here on nbc10. it's a mainline heist with an unexpected target. they are searching for the person who stole $125,000 worth of rare antique buttons from a local owner of a nationally recognized collection. the police suspect the owner's long-time assistant is the culprit. her collection of buttons and buckles included pieces from the revolutionary war and from european aristocrats. some pieces were worth more than $1,000. went a potential buyer saw one of the buttons for sale online the family was tipped off to the theft and police say valhas not been seen since. >> he knew this collection was for my retirement and that i was
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not ever to sell it. and he took it anyway. >> the family says his same appears on the sales. tips from anybody who knows about where valesque,ask is at this point in time or if anyone has seen him recently in the red suv that he often drives. today in washington the senate will resume debate on a major spending bill that will keep the government rupping. the objective here is to avoid a shutdown. the house passed the $1.1 trillion bill on thursday. senate democrats are split over some provisions in the bill but they are still expected to pass it and vote could happen as early as monday. president obama will be in south jersey this week. the president will visit joint based mcgo wire base. the base is home to more than 38,000 active duty reserve and guard members as well as civilian workers and family members.
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today you can get help signing up for health care under the affordable care act at the winter health and resources fair at the gallery in center city. you can get one-on-one assistance at today's fair from 11:00 until 7:00. monday is the deadline to enroll for coverage that would begin on january 1st. next, people in california are coping with some wild weather. mudslides, flash floods, and even a tornado. plus, emergency crews had to pull off some daring rescues. we'll show you after the break. okay, quiet home today. quiet at home this whole weekend. looking at nice december weekend. it will be cold but pretty normal for this time of year. looking outdoors we're waking up to partly cloudy skies. we will see a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day. a dry day. we'll talk more about it and the weekend forecast and your workweek in just a few minutes.
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people are dead, more than 100 are missing after a mudslide in indonesia. heavy rains set off the slide which buried some houses and swept away dozens of others. in the u.s., people in california are also dealing with the aftermath of a mudslide. flash floods and even a tornado. it's the result of the pineapple express storm as it's called. it's a system that's pounded the area with heavy rains and high winds. the mudslide swallowed more than a dozen homes and in a rare occurrence in southern california, a small tornado touched down in los angeles. firefighters had to rescue at least two people from the los angeles river this week. the storm killed two people in oregon and left tens of thousands there without power. now your nbc10 first alert weather. >> a good saturday morning. we had our fair share of rain this week but we're looking at quiet weekend. nice december weekend. it will be cold to start out with. it's going to be chilly throughout the weekend but feeling like december.
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mid december. to weather headlines on saturday, cold to start. temperatures in the 30s. feeling like the 20s in many spots. we're doing to have a cold northwesterly breeze throughout today and tomorrow. still that leftover nor'easter is impacting us. we're looking at a mixture of sun and clouds as we go throughout the afternoon. more sunshine than clouds and then we'll see the same on sunday. looking outdoors we're waking up to partly cloudy skies. everything is they. it's a quiet morning in philadelphia. temperatures around 36. winds out of the northwest at 15 miles per hour. again, it will be breezy today. that's going to be the biggest weather headline. tempera&d+kr' the 30s. 33 in allentown. 32 in reading. 36 in bensalem. 34 in mt. holly. in the 20s in mount pocono. south and east, below freezing in millville. at the freezing mark at the atlantic city airport. it's cold start and cold day throughout the afternoon. temperatures staying put in the low 40s. some spots probably in the 30s. it feels more like the 20s in most spots this morning. it feels like the teens in mount
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pocono. two is what i'll feels like in lancaster and feels like 23 in millville. here's today's set-up. nor'easter off near canada. high pressure building in and it's giving us the northwesterly flow. breezy conditions today. there are those winds. breezy now. we're going to be breezy throughout the day. 15 miles per hour in philadelphia. up to 1 in doefer. we'll see the winds gusting near 20, 25 miles per hour at times. later on this afternoon into the etchin inin ining evening. up to 20 in philadelphia. tonight we will same story. sunday we're going to see that breeze in place. monday, we will see it lessen. future weather, looks good. nice and quiet. a too you clouds filtering in. on sun. repeat performance. maybe more sunshine on monday. and then monday we're going to see -- tuesday is when we're going to see clouds coming in. eagles forecast for sunday, temperatures, it will be a cold
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one. 40 by 8:20. by the fourth quarter, 38 degrees. so bundle up if you're going to see the game. today enjoy it. chilly breeze. get out. 40 to 43. winds at 5 to 15 miles per hour but gusting higher than that at times. tonight, temperatures, 30s. 20 nasdaq some spots. 32 in philadelphia. 28 north and west. and your seven-day forecast. 42 today. by sunday, 46. right around normal for this time of year. we'll be breezy, feeling chillier than that 46. mondaying looking good. 48, milder. tuesday, we're going to see mostly sunny skies. breezy on wednesday. thursday, mixture of sun and clouds. next, thousands of people holiday tradition in a philadelphia neighborhood. we'll have the details on where you can catch a glimpse of the running of the santas today. with the card accepted by 90% of doctors in the philadelphia region you have the freedom to relish right now.
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at 25g 24 this morning, here is a bird's-eye view over the scene between 18th and 1th streets and arch and center city. this is the home of comcast innovation and technology bí1çb center. and this morning since the very early hours this morning, they've been pouring concrete there. it's a $15 million pound foundation. they're going to be pouring concrete throughout much of the day. matt delucia will have live reports for us throughout the morning. so stay tuned. good morning to you. hope you're enjoying your saturday. i'm danny pommells from comcast sportsnet. the weekend is upon us. that means one thing. we're getting oh, so close to eagles and cowboys sunday at the link. everybody is getting fired up for nfc east supreme si. ♪ yesterday comcast sports helped
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sponsor the pep band and eagles alumni. a lucky fan won a pair of tickets to the game. as for the birds, they're embracing the pressure. >> just don't talk about, okay, this is throw me a pitch and it's 1-1 in the middle of the second inning. nobody says that. nobody practices that. everybody says bottom of the ninth, full count, two outs, bases loaded, that kind of thing. so that's when you want the ball in your hands. and i'm just, you know, blessed and excited about getting that opportunity. >> and, oh, baby, if your not going to the game, you can't see it anywhere else but here. nbc10, your place for comprehensive eagles/cowboys coverage. football night in america starts at 7:00. wap our special live postgame report with player interviews and reaction. it's all sunday night where else but right here on nbc10. another football note to pass along. arbitrator upheld the indefinite suspension of vikings running back adrian peterson.
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peterson hasn't played since september when he was charge with child abuse for disciplining his 4-year-old son in texas. last month he pled no contest to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault. peterson is expected to appeal the decision in federal court. to the hardwood. sixers visiting the nets. second quarter. backcourt mate michael carter williams rising up for the alley-oop. ncu doing it himself with a two-handed whammy right down the paint. ties the game at 56-56. the nets too tough, though. sixers now 2-20 on the season. to the ice, flyers host the carolina hurricanes. 1:00 matinee today here at the wells fargo center. we'll have it for you at comcast sportsnet. aaa state title in hershey. jarrett mcclendon had himself a night. 50-yard scamper in the third quarter. in the fourth quarter he was back at it. cuts it back and kid has more moves than a u haul truck.
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breaks a tackle. rushing and four scores in this one. wood repeats a state championship, champions, winning 23-1. that's sports. i'm danny pommells from comcast sportsnet. have a great weekend. today the running of the santas will take over northern liberties p this is video from last year's event. it's 17th year for the holiday run. organizers expect as many as 10,000 people to take the streets of philadelphia. all while in christmas attire. this starts at 9:00 this morning at mcfadden's which has been dubbed the south pole. the time right now is 5:28. right now in philadelphia construction crews are on a project that will eventually change the city skyline. matt delucia is following this morning's developments. matt, i see you're in a hard hat now. >> reporter: yeah, rosemary, we moved inside the construction site so we have all the safety gear. we have to take all the precautions necessary. but i want to show you what is going on right now. )rd in center city as the concrete is being poured into the foundation of the new
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comcast tower. we'll give you a live look and talk with the project manager coming up after the break. we're going to be relatively quiet this weekend and see a mixture of sun and clouds and we are waking up on this saturday morning to partly cloudy skies. nice and quiet. temperatures are cold. 30s feeling more like the 20s. we're going to have a cold breeze throughout today. we'll talk more about the weekend forecast and look at your workweek forecast in just a few minutes.
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