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schools are shut down and day two begins in the manhunt for a father accused of killing six people, including his ex-wife. we are live where police suspect he was last spotted. and an overnight apartment fire leaves several people injured, including a firefighter. the common call pulprit that st the fire. cooler weather will greet you outside. wet changes are ahead it's 4:30. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. bill and his first alert forecast. bill, people need to know it's a bit cooler when they go outside. >> 10 to 15 degrees colder. temperatures in the 20s and 30s and dramatically colder and you
see it's looking murky over center city right now. that's a live view looking across the delaware from the aquarium as the temperatures cool down with very light wind. we're seeing light fog form. 31 in pottstown and below freezing for mount holly eand right at the freezing mark for wilmington. clouds on the increase today. any fog will disappear as the temperature climbs. dry at 9:00 and we'll see rain moving into the area, especially the western suburbs at noontime today. but look at the temperatures. a big rebound into the upper 40s at lunchtime. your hour-by-hour forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now jillian mele is standing by. good morning, jillianjillian. >> you have you covered starting in montgomery county. fire activity on east 6th street and you can take 11th street if you need to avoid that area this morning. we still have some construction you can see it between 30th street and the vine street
expressway. the right lane is blocked, but not causing any slow downs and a little bit too early for that. getting a check of things on 422. drive times looking pretty good. eight minutes both ways between route 29 and interstate 76 and no delays and no accidents to report right now on 422. if you're waking up, heading out the door taking mass transit everything is on or close to schedule. tracy? breaking news just into the nbc 10 newsroom. 84 people are dead after a taliban attack of a school in pakist pakistan. here's what we know a gunman stormed the military school. it was early this morning. hundreds have been taken host e hostage. the taliban there is fighting to overthrow the government and vowed to increase its attack after a government operation against the insurgents. again, 84 dead in a school attack, including school children. at 4:32, we are learning some new information this morning about a deadly shooting in delaware county last night that involved two off-duty police officers. apparently one officer shooting and killing the wife of another.
this all happened just before 10:00 inside a home on glenfield avenue. here's what we know at this point, a woman was killed in the shooting last night and there are reports that the woman is the wife of one of the police officers. another woman who was shot is recovering from injuries. the third shooting victim is the alleged gunman. there are reports that the alleged gunman is a police officer. he was shot by another officer who lives at this home. he was in the house at the time of the shooting. we're still trying to get more information about what exactly happened here and who the officers are inthat are involved and what led to the shooting. a dozen people, including a firefighter, were hurt in a fire in berks county in temple. happened just after midnight. investigators say the fire started in a first floor apartment when a heater caught fire and spread to the second floor. 11 people were taken to local hospitals. they were treated and released. the firefighter injured his ankle and is expected to be
4:36 and 33 degrees. the man sujected of killing six people in montgomery county is still on the loose. schools are closed as the manhunt continues. this new video from outside the home of bradley stone in pennsburg. they towed his car as a potential piece of evidence. you can see the front door of the home knocked out giving us a glimpse inside his living room. now, the search for him is focused heavily on doyles different town bucks county where police say last night he held up a man at knifepoint and tried to take his car keys. nbc 10 jesse gary is live in doylestown at the police department there. jesse, bring us up to speed on
what happened overnight? >> i just checked in with police and i'm waiting for the overnight duty sergeant to get back to me with more information about the resumption of the search that is going to happen later today for bradley stone. so far, one school district and one alternative school have canceled classes because the fugitive is still on the loose. that affects the school district which will not have classes today. that's for students in lower berks county and life works alternative school that is here in doylestown. they will also be closed today. the last sighting of bradley stone was last night. the 35-year-old tried to steal a man's car keys at knife point while the victim was walking his dog. the victim pulled a gun, fired several shots and a man matching stone's description ultimately ran into the woods and has not been seen since. stone is wanted for the killing of six people yesterday and
critically wounding of a teenager. the alleged crime spree that touched off this intense manhunt in montgomery and bucks county. working to try to get an updated condition on the 17-year-old that was wounded yesterday and, of course, trying to get more information from doylestown police behind me. we'll have that for you coming up in 30 minutes. jesse gary, nbc 10 news. members of four generations of the same family died in that killing spree. a grandmother, a mother, two daughters and a niece and a brother-in-law. our nbc 10 crews are working around the clock to bring you continuing coverage of the manhunt for brad stone. stay with nbc 10 and nbc10.com. coming up at 4:45, we will show you the message stone posted on social media around the time of yesterday's rampage. 4:38 now. parents packed a meeting last night to learn more about the school district's plan to reopen a school that was invested with mold. district officials now to families in elkens park last
night. they had to move students out of cedarbrook after they found mold in the building and couldn't get rid of the mold. a number of options to fix the school, including a total rebuild. learning more this morning about the plans to turn one of atlantic city's koezed casinos into a college campus. showboat will soon be the new island campus of richard stockton college. hundreds of students could attend classes and be living there by fall of 2015. showboat closed over the summer. starting in january, the school will make plans about what programs will be based at that location. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a cold morning. the temperatures are dropping this morning after clear skies overnight. but clear skies not going to stay that way. we will see clouds on the increase, along with the temperatures. so by the time rain arrives this afternoon, it is only going to be rain for our area. right now 30s for allentown and
northeast philadelphia is at 30 degrees and millville just came up to 30. it was in the 20s. a few scattered clouds in the pocono mountains and this is the view from camelback this morning. watching for some areas of fog and light fog being reported so far. nothing that is going to slow anybody down just yet. the high cloud that are already streaming into the area. this is part of the system that is going to deliver rain for this afternoon. you can see it in west virginia. the rain showers are on the move, they'll be here during the afternoon hours. until then, it will be dry. we will be watching the temperatures climb from the 20s and 30s. by 9:00, almost at the 40 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington at 41 degrees. the temperatures will keep climbing in advance of the rain. good news. only going to get rain out of this this afternoon. 1:00 hour to the west of my 4:00 this afternoon, scattered showers in the area that will continue into the evening hours. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. 20 minutes until 5:00 and time for a check of what's
happening out on the roads this morning. >> jillian mele watching a lot of cameras to keep you covered. this is a live look in center city philadelphia. vine street expressway out near 76. it we could see delays later in the morning and for right now, as you can see, things are quiet in both directions. the vine is cleared the entire length, by the way. whitpain township dealing with a downed tree between butler pike. lane restrictions out at that area. early morning flight you're headed to the airport or someone you know is headed to the airport. things are looking good on 95 in that area. getting a green light six minutes in both directions. the blue route is also quiet, chris. at 4:41. we continue to follow the breaking news that started developing 24 hours ago. the hunt for the man who is wanted for a killing spree across montgomery county. more on stone's military service and the message he posted on facebook yesterday morning.
at 4:44 we continue to follow breaking news. police are looking for suspected killer bradley stone who investigators say murdered six people yesterday. here's what you need to know if you're just joining us. all schools in the upper perkiomen school district. the only victim remains at jefferson hospital this morning. we're working to find out his condition. investigators have towed stone's car as potential evidence. the accused killer posted on facebook earlier morning and it's not clear whether it was before the alleged killing spree or during. here's the message. a man who doesn't fight for his kids is a sorrowful man p. sorrowful man. now stone has a military background. here's his baio. he was an iraq war veteran and joined the marines in 2002. the d.a. says he sometimes, sometimes walks with a cane.
he received several medals, but not the purple heart, which he would have received if he was wounded in iraq. stone received an honorable discharge in 2011. now our nbc 10 crews are working around the clock to bring you continuing coverliing of this killing spree and the search and the manhunt for bradley stone. stay with nbc 10 and nbc10.com as detectives search for the suspect. a 16-hour hostage situation in sydney, australia, ended with the loss of two innocent lives and the death of the gunman responsible. tracie potts takes a look at why this siege has some police departments here at home on alert. >> reporter: what happened in sydney is what america fears, attacked by a loner, not sent by isis, but empowered by them and the power of social media. this gunman's posts are full of radical ideology.
/! with nidal hasan andfull of the deadly attack at fort worth and the tsarnaev brothers and the boston bombing and a hatchet attack on police in new york. all working on their own, but influenced by radical islam. >> anyone inside the united states who would be inspired by isis could under that banner carry out attacks like this. it's very easy to do and it's very, it's almost impossible to stop. >> certainly the potential for violence here is great because of the amount of weapons available on the street. >> reporter: how does the u.s. prevent attacks like this? >> ultimately, you have to, the defensive is not enough. you have to go on the offenáq and to do that, you have to, well, deal with isis. >> reporter: boots on the ground or like the europeans canceling task force of citizens who travel to fight with isis. as sydney mourns this morning, the u.s. and the world are looking for answers. those same experts say we're
likely to see more of these types of attacks. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. president obama in burlington county yesterday to mark the end of combat operations in afghanistan. nbc 10 at joint base mcgwire as air force one arrives. the president stepped off the plane and received a rousing reception from thousands of military men and women. the president said every american who served in afghanistan should be proud of their accomplishments. taking out osama bin laden and winding down the 13-year war responsibly. >> because no other military in the world is as good as you. as ready as you. as capable of you. able to go as far. able to go as fast as you do and perform your basic missions. nobody. >> the president also expressed his gratitude to those who recently aided in the fight against ebola and the terror group isis. bill cosby's wife is defending her husband of 50 years and rejecting the claims for more than 15 women who say the comedian drugged and raped
them. camille cosby released a statement yesterday reading in part, "the man i met and fell in love with and whom i continue to love is the man you all knew through his work. he is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man and a wonderful husband, father and friend. he is the man you thought you knew. a different man has been portrayed in the media over the last few months. it is the portrait of a man i do not know." cosby has not been charged with a crime. it is 4:48. happening later today, a philadelphia church is hosting its second town hall meeting about what it's calling ferguson new york grand jury injustice. organizers are working on ways to overcome police brutality and what they say government policies that allow such practices to exist. several hundred people turned out for the meeting last night and taking place tonight at 6 0 6:30. 4:48 now. sentencing day for the california man accused of causing a disturbance on a
usairways flight out of philadelphia. robert agreed to a plea deal in federal court in philadelphia yesterday. he admitted he was extremely drunk when he groped three women and a usairways employee in may. the plane was on its way from philly to london when the incident happened and had to turn back around. coppick pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew and faces 20 years in prison. nascar driver busch is related to a protection order his ex-girlfriend filed. she claimed last month busch smashed her head against a bedroom wall in their motor coach following a race at dover downs back in september. a former university football player has been sentenced to 22 months in prison following a fight at a frat party. angel cruz pleaded guilty to simple assault and other counts. police and the university said the fight broke out when players went to a party near the university campus in february. a freshman was seriously hurt. well, police made a $500,000
drug bust at a storage facility in cherry hill. they launched an investigation after spotting some suspicious behavior at a self-storage facility. nelson anderson was arrested. investigators say they found along with the help of one their canines, 100 pounds of marijuana and 150 pound in the storage unit. police say those drugs were being distributed in camden. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds took a break over the nighttime hours and the temperatures have been coming down. this is a nice, clear view from here at the nbc 10 studios. look at the flag barely moving, very little wind. we're seeing those temperatures drop and we're seeing some light fog in some areas. nothing too thick just yet. 33 degrees in philadelphia and one degree above freezing and right at the freezing mark for the pocono mountains. there you can see clouds, little bit of light fog in the mountains, but no sign of any wet weather just yet.
that will change during the day. we're ten degrees colder in philadelphia compared to yesterday. which puts northeast philadelphia at 30 degrees this morning. look at the 20s for doylestown. right now camden is at 31 degrees and camden is 35 and 28 and it's dropped to 31 degrees in glendora this morning. a colder start this morning, but dry right now. however, the radar will be tracking some showers that are entering the picture for this afternoon. right now, scattered showers are to the west. western pennsylvania seeing some light rainfall and the steadier rainfall in west virginia and the ohio valley. not looking for a lot of rain with this system, but these showers will be developing late this morning in the western suburbs and then this afternoon and into the evening hours for the rest of the area. come this weekend, we'll be watching for some rain and snow. now, the snow potential looking a lot less likely today than it did yesterday. saturday night not much. saturday morning could see light
accumulation in the lehigh valley and into the pocono mountains and then it heads out by sunday evening. you can see not much more on the ground. so, we'll be tracking that storm system to see exactly what it produces, rain and snow wise this weekend. for today, it will only be rain because of that. the temperatures climbing into the 50s this afternoon. low 50s and wind out of the southeast to 12 miles an hour. seven-day forecast tomorrow a dry one. breezy high of 53 degrees after a morning low of 34 and then the temperatures start coming down with the wind blowing thursday and friday. we will see sunny skies, a high of just 40 on friday. clouds increase friday and then here comes that system with rain and snow for the area into monday morning. and then it shuts down. high of 40 degrees monday afternoon. >> rain later today, but the drive to work -- >> enjoy the 50s today and tomorrow. >> and a dry ride to work this morning, at least. >> where youed and go 50 miles per hour. the appropriate speed on some
roads. >> you got that right. we'll take the dry roads while we have them. things are looking pretty good this morning. no accidents on the highways. this is a live look at the blue route and you can see it's very quiet. drive time on the blue route pretty quiet. heading right now to 202 southbound, the off ramp to route 401. we have some construction out there. that ramp is blocked until 5:00 this morning. just another few minutes for that project to be out there. so, use caution if you're heading out on 202. for drivers in delaware heading north on 95 into wilmington. you can see things are clear nine to ten minutes is your drive time between 295 and 4 95. things are quiet for drivers in delaware and quiet for drivers in new jersey, too. this is 295 at route 38 where you can see traffic is moving along just fine out there. chris? the philadelphia regional port authority will meet today to discuss the future of about 200 vacant acres of land known as south port in south philadelphia. 16 companies have expressed
interest in that property. energy companies, marine terminal operators and auto processors with ideas for that maritime property south of the walt whitman bridge on the delaware river. we'll let you know what becomes of it. a meeting is set for this evening to hear the results of a study on making road improvements at the lehigh river water front in allentown. possible changes at the foot of the hamilton street bridge. that meeting is tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 at america on wheels in allentown. a local businessman is spreading holiday cheer with generosi generosity. his secret move that is putting presents under trees this christmas. not putting presidents under trees. a gift of a different variety. if you haven't done so yet, remember, you can always wake up with your favorite nbc 10 personality. download the app to your smartphone. headlines and a live stream of our morning newscast is set your alarm to wake to the voice of tracy davidson and others.
three minutes before 5:00. new information on a bill that would allow new jersey drivers to use their smartphones to prove they have car insurance. they delayed a vote late in the measure yesterday. but basically the bill would allow drivers to show police an electronic version of their insurance form. reporters say it will be more convenient for drivers. and drivers are getting an early gift for the holidays just in time for that extra spending that some of us do this time of year. according to aaa a gallon for unleaded is $2.55 a gallon. down 12 cents since last week. they just keep falling. in our area the average price of gas is $2.78 in the philadelphia in o r area the average price of a gallon. how about that? while we're on the subject
of aaa studies, we always look forward to this one around thanksgiving and christmas. if you're traveling this holiday season, you'll have plenty of company. >> the new holiday travel season forecast from aaa predicts 26.8 million americans will travel 50 miles or more from their home, which is up from last year. as you were just talking about lower gas prices fueling those plans. gas is down significantly. 69 cents from a year ago. >> 69 cents. that could buy a lot of goodies at wawa and other places. hanukkah begins tonight at sundown. they will mark the jewish festival of lights and this year vice president joe biden is speaking at the event. hanukkah an eight-day holiday that celebrates the dedication of the second temple in jerusalem. tonight norristown hosts a celebration of christmas, hanukkah and kwanzaa. the ceremony lighting the county tree happened at the plaza level of the courthouse. speaking of the holidays.
someone is spreading some holiday cheer at a central pennsylvania walmart. >> love this story. the manager at the walmart in mccanicesbering said a man showed up just before noon with a cashier's check that covered $50,000 worth of layaway gifts. monday was the deadline to pay off those layaways, so the generosity covered nearly 100 accounts. that's a lot of christmas for a lot of people. store associates called customers with that good news and some people actually thought it was a joke. the donor said he's a successful businessman and you can just call him santa b. >> pay it forward. you're watching nbc 10 news, nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. we're following these two breaking stories this morning. first, a glimpse into the home of an accused murderer as authorities continue to try to track down the man accused of killing his ex-wife and five of
her family members. 84 students are dead and hundreds more being held hostage in pakistan after a taliban attack there. and get ready efor some changes today outside. it will be a little warmer today. but it will come with a downside and that in the form of rain for many of you later this afternoon. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about the timing of the rain headed our way. bill? >> the rain will arrive with the warmer air. this morning, it's cold. 10 to 15 degrees colder than yesterday morning and our skies are mainly clear although some areas of light fog you can make out some of it in this view. no problem across the delaware. not going to slow anybody down just yet this morning. temperatures, those are come down and you'll have to bundle up right now as it has dropped into the 20s and 30s and below freezing right now and right at 31 degrees for reading, pottstown and millville is back down to 29 degrees. clear skies here at the nbc 10