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clear. with temperature it's in 30s but, yes, the wind has been steady. we're looking at wind speeds showing gusts now of 30 miles an hour plus in the lancaster area where the winds are now steady at 15 miles an hour in wilmington. and the winds have been gusting to 20 miles an hour in philadelphia. that's giving windchills in the 20s in millville, pottstown. 17 in the pocono mountains. the actual temperatures are in the 30s in philadelphia. that's down a degree in the last few minutes. skies, though, will be clear to start with. we'll see 34 degrees at 9:00. just 41 at lunchtime. and then 43, a blustery afternoon. it will feel like it's in the 30s at 3:00. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. let's check in with "first alert" reporter katy zachry. >> good morning, bill. volume is building on the majors. we do have an issue in north philadelphia, an accident at
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roosevelt boulevard southbound. right at f street. two of the inner lanes are blocked. you can take the outer lanes around that. taking a live look at 76. your drive time between the vine and the blue route, this is a great time to hit the road as 76 is part of your morning commute. we're following an accident still out there in delaware. new garden along with broad run road near newark road. that's an accident that's been throughout for a little bit now. and then finally taking a look at mass transit throughout the region. everything is running on or close to schedule. your area bridges look good. though there is construction on the ben franklin bridge. vai. >> thank you, katy. >> let's make a deal. sounds like the state's second largest casino brokered a deal. jesse, the clock almost ran out on this thing. pardon the reference, but it was a hail mary.
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>> reporter: that's a good reference, vai. it's actually weeks and weeks of work. governor christie is credited with brokering a deal that keeps these doors open open and saved 3,000 jobs. the casino's union united 54 gets what it wanted, namely, an agreement with billionaire carl icahn. restoring all work rules along with health care and pension benefits. in exchange, he'll get $150 million in tax breaks if the state. state president steven sweeney wouldn't support the deal until icahn and the union buried the hatchet. the union is going to make an announcement today saying as much as legislature votes on that tax break later today. carl icahn will keep deep debt and $100 million in cash for cash infusion. that will keep the doors open before shutting it this saturday. we talked to some of the
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faithful patrons who like using the taj. you'll hear their comments in about 30 minutes. live in atlantic city, jesse gary, "nbc10 news." this deal comes after a new jersey councilman revealed new plans. chris brown wants to freeze the city's taxes for five years and ease county taxes. to make up that money, the plan would increase county taxes on property owners by $9 million a year. it is 6:03. new from overnight, two gunmen carjacked a pizza delivery man around 1:30 in the morning. they stole the guy's car and money. the victim wasn't hurt. no arrests at this point. also from overnight, two people are hurt in this action in roosevelt boulevard. police say the driver lost control. the car flipped over several times and crashed on the boulevard on adams avenue around midnight. the two were injured and taken to the hospital, but police say
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both should be had okay. there are new questions this morning about the death of a man who killed six people in montgomery county on monday. the coroner revealed monday brad stone did not stab himself to death as originally reported by the d.a. searchers found stone's body tuesday near his home in pennsburg. we learned there was amachete, an ax and two pill bottles near the bottle. the toxicology report won't be back for days. > princeton university's crime lag say three sex assaults just this past weekend. one accounted fondling at an eating club. and another with fondling at an eating club within the past month. and the third an incident ♪ the last academic year. >> especially a school like princeton, you wouldn't think anything like that would ever
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happen here. >> the campus is still reeling a sex scandal photo at the tiger eating club. the club removed two of its officers and the university launched an investigation of its own. and philadelphia police want to know how a student got a gun into his school. samuel fels high school in somerdale went on lockdown after a classmate saw him with a gun. s.w.a.t. teams searched the school and found a revolver in a weight room. it was not loaded. the student will be charged. they're not sure how he got it past the school's metal detectors. trial begins for a man charged with pushing a corvette into the delaware river in northeast philadelphia. police pulled the car out earlier this month. first, they were worried somebody would be inside. investigators say don kramer was involved in a bitter divorce. his wife told nbc10 that he broke the front door and damaged
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the other car. the wife has filed a protection order against kramer. wilmington police have a new eye in the sky. the wilmington police department is now the first in delaware to use a drone. and on monday, officers flew the drone over a protest to make sure everyone stayed safe. police say the device could also help them solve and prevent crimes. it's already been used to convict one man on murder charges. >> you can look for guns, weapons or contraband discarded during a foot pace. we can follow the path of a foot pace. it's so small it can fly in a driveway. >> it has to follow the same faa rules as everyone else. hundreds of people will call for an end to homelessness. homeless and homeless speakers will share the park.
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for homeless memorial day held on the longest night of the year. tonight, two businesses will host a fund-raiser for the family of the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in philadelphia. joyce craig died battling a house fire in west oakland earlier this month when she became trapped in the basement. she left behind two children, a teenager and a 16-month-old child. punch line apparel and bar and grill will hold a fish fry at huntington park. proceeds will go towards a memorial fund. yesterday, we saw reading in the 50s this afternoon. this had morning, though, the cold is back. temperatures have plunged in the 30s with the wind blowing, feels like in the 20s. we've seen gusty winds, wind gusts of 30 miles an hour. today will be dry. in fact, the next two days will be dry. potentially dry this weekend,
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too. 29 degrees in mt. pocono. dover is at 27 degrees. back to snow making at pocono mountains and blue mountain but the wind is blowing that man-made snow at a pretty good clip. drive in cape may. that's the view from cape may this morning. look at the winds gusting at cape may, wilmington. 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts and it's still a blustery start. like yesterday, we'll see clouds ride in on those winds. those clouds and sunshine during the day, a little more sunshine. upper 40s and low 40s for allentown, quakertown and reading. 34 degrees for mt. pocono. blustery skies for doylestown, northeast philadelphia and mt. holly. temperatures only in the middle 40s. rehoboth and cape may, vineland,
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42 degrees. clouds and sunshine for wilmington, chester and glassboro. 40s into the weekend, too. tracking wet weather with the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. it's about 6:10 this thursday morning. i'm driving in this morning and got caught on a little bit of traffic on the boulevard. so i went ahead and e-mailed -- pulled aside and e-mailed katy. >> how about you? >> how about an update on that, katy, i wear many hats. >> so we are following that accident on the roosevelt boulevard southbound to philadelphia. drivers at f street taking out the two inner lanes so take any of the two outer lanes around it. also an accident in montgomery county drivers, cow path road and reveal road. there's an accident that just came into our system at that intersection. fortunately for delaware drivers the single accident we've been
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following in new garden, that has cleared. also take a look at your 95 drive times for anyone commuting on 95, girard avenue is your typical trouble spot. your drive times look great. tracy. controversial comedy scrapped. the film "the interview" will now not be shown anywhere because of threats against moviegoers. and now the u.s. government is involved saying we know who is responsible. do a deadly outbreak been prevented? we will tell you what the federal government said a pharmaceutical company did that put health at risk. (vo) nourished.
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rescued. protected. given new hope. during the subaru "share the love" event, subaru owners feel it, too. because when you take home a new subaru, we donate 250 dollars to helping those in need. we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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we are following new developments in threats made against american moviegoers. the studio took and pulled the movie entirely "the interview."
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the and studio now says north korea is behind the threat and the cyberattack. chris is in the digital operations center. chris, walk us through it. >> remember it all started a couple weeks ago when this group called the guardians of peace hacked into sony pictures computers and retrieved all of the secrets and the hollywood gossip and leaked all of that information. and then it escalated a couple days ago when the group started making threats about americans with the release of "the interview" with seth rogen. now u.s. officials are telling nbc news that the hacking actually originated outside of north korea but they believe those hacking were acting on the orders from the north korean government. yesterday, they sony pictures said they will not show the film. the department of homeland security, though, says they have looked at all of their terror and intelligence sources and that there is no credible
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intelligence to indicate a plot against movie theaters at this time. here is a statement that we are for you this morning from sony pictures. it says, we are deeply saddened that this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie and in the process due damage to our company, our employees and the american public. sony pictures peeking of damage stands to lose $50 million in estimated revenue due to pulling the christmas day release of that movie. live in our digital operations center, chris cato, "nbc10 news." employees in the new england compounding center in massachusetts now face san diego chargerses in ekz with an outbreak of tainted steroids manufactured by that company were blamed for 64 deaths and infections of more than 650 others in 2012. u.s. attorneys in boston say those charged prioritized profits and production over safety. and a delaware county doctor is behind bars accused of
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running a pill mill out of his people. dr. lawrence wean is charged with writing prescriptions for cash. delaware county district attorney said wean only wrote prescriptions for people who didn't need them. he also filed paperwork for insurance companies that never happened. he's in jail on a $500,000 bond. and a health alert for anyone living in delaware. medical experts want anyone to get flu shots because the number of people with the sickness continues to climb. there are more than 120 cases of the flu this season in delaware. two people have died. it's 6:16 happening today. with ordering holiday presents online, today is free shipping day. more than 1,000 merchants are waiving the shipping fees. and shipment is guaranteed. now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill
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henley. getting a cold start this morning. and the temperatures, well, they are falling right now. the wind is blowing, too. that's a cold view from camelback this morning where they're waiting for mother nature to make some snow. but it looks like it's going to have to wait for the weekend. man-made snow is happening over the weekend. and it certainly feels colder thanks to the gusty wind we're seeing in the philadelphia area. we're seeing winds of 20-mile-per-hour plus. 25 degrees, and it settled down a little bit at this hour. 10-mile-per-hour winds. you can see the snow, they have been making snow in blue mountain, and the next few mornings are going to be cold for snow making. mt. pocono, 20-mile-per-hour wind gusts. temperatures dropped into the 30s were running 10 degrees colder than yesterday, right at the freezing mark and below to parts of chester county this morning. radar will be quiet for our
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area, not only today, but the next few days and potentially dry through the weekend. we've got a large area of high pressure keeping all the rain and snow completely out of the picture for us. this is friday night. 10:00. look at that. nothing has changed. high pressure is still with us. all the rain and potential snow is staying well out of our area through the day saturday. and even into sunday. that's saturday afternoon. look at sunday morning. clouds will be with us to start with. but it should be dry this weekend. partly sunny and breezy. high temperatures in the lower 40s in the afternoon. with winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. tomorrow colder to start with we'll be in the low 30s. 42 in the afternoon. sunshine for friday. clouds and sunshine for saturday. and a mostly cloudy day on monday. look closely. winter arrives by just after 6:00 in the evening. the winter solstice, and the first days of winter will be warmer. 48 degrees on monday.
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with rain developing late monday. and rainy but mild for tuesday. and christmas eve, high of 57 degrees. >> that's crazy in winter. 6:19 right now, getting ready to head out the door. >> katy zachry's got all details on the road. >> i know, minor details but people like to know when winter starts, right? >> things on the roads are looking great. no issues to report on the majors for drivers in hamilton county. you can see in both directions, traffic is running pretty smoothly. there is an accident for drivers in philadelphia. if you're headed on roosevelt boulevard southbound at f street, there's an accident blocking two of the three inner lanes, you can take the outer drive around that. in hatfield, montgomery county, there's an accident, cow path road at reveal road. it's been out there. it's not quite clear yet. i'll let you know when it does
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open. for drivers on 422. volume is picking up on 422 between routes 29 and 76. your drive times about seven or eight minutes in both directions. these days, an idea of a sex tape might not be shocking but a middle school sex tape is. later at 6:45, we'll tell you who's investigating this. and what the school has taken away from students because of it. plus, this story. super cute. lost and found at the jersey shore. one family's personal movies and cherished memories are making their way back home 16 years later.
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it's about 6:23 this thursday morning. december 18th. as you get a look at the aramark building. the flags whipping in the wind.
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no rain in sight but bill henley will be along with the seven-day forecast. how about this great story, camcorder lost by a family more than a decade ago at the jersey shore will soon be back with its owner. >> those two little girls are giggling. they're probably in college now. they're featured in a bag of home videos found in a bag with a camcorder found at jenkinson's boardwalk in 1988. two workers found the bag in jenkinson's attic a couple weeks ago. they tracked down the owner. >> i was totally surprised but very thankful and appreciative, we thought the camera and the movies in it were gone forever. >> mark cristini said he and the family lost the bag on vacation and the family plans to pick up their videos soon after christmas. good morning, i'm katy
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zachry. with a look at traffic. drive time volume is building. increased volume. 476, the blue route looks great. a look at i-95 at the betsy ross bridge. first, a look outside at cape may. it's cold and windy out there, bill. >> we're less than an hour away from sunrise. you see the skies are nice and clear. the winds have been gusting. at the shore, wildwood, 26-mile-per-hour wind gusts. look at the wind in the mountains. 33 miles an hour. and gusting to more than 23 miles an hour in wilmington and feels like the temperatures are in the 20s. there's a ray of hope in the atlantic city casino crisis. jesse gary is live at the trump taj mahal that was supposed to close saturday. >> reporter: vai, was is the operative word. i'm back in three minutes that
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keep the deals moving and the chips flowing. >> reporter: i'm monique braxton outside of bensalem high school. a teen was killed. aft 50 years of silence, the u.s. and cuba are talking again. but not everyone is happy about the policy shift.
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>> announcer: this is "nbc10 news." it is just about 6:30, this thursday morning. the call to save the taj mahal has been answered. we have new information this morning, a deal to keep the casino open. in mourning today. today, friends and family are trying to come to grips with the loss of a 16-year-old killed by a teen driver as she was trying
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to get on a school bus. >> it's a cold one out there. and the wind is making it feel even colder. taking a look at the comcast building with the forecast showing even more changes in the offing. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. let's get to bill henley with the forecast. temperatures have dropped in much of the area and the wind is blog to make it feel like the 20s to start with. but mainly clear skies, scattered clouds and look at that beautiful view from the comcast city in center city. the windshield readings. 28 degrees, wilmington, 26, feels like the teens in mt. pocono. even at the shore, it feels like it's in the 20s. today, we will start, the actual temperatures, you can find shelter from the wind, 35 degrees in philadelphia. wildwood is 37. and we will see sunshine with
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just a few scattered clouds. 34 degrees at 9:00. into the low 40s at lunchtime. and low 40s, that's where we're going to stay with a blustery day ahead. back with your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast in ten minutes. right now, "first alert" traffic reporter katy zachry as an update. >> good morning, bill. to show you volume is building, near the betsy ross bridge where we're seeing increased volume, southbound, your drive times are reflecting that between woodhaven and the vine, 20 minutes. and northbound, 12 minutes. also, we're going to tell you about an accident in montgomery county we've been following it in hatfield at cowpath road. and reveal road. and transit running on schedule. and finally an update on the ant zen throughout the morning. route 1, roosevelt boulevard. we have new information, it's actually in the northbound lane. and fortunately, it has been moved over to the shoulder
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throughout the morning. it was blocking two of the three inner lanes but in the last few minutes it's been moved over to the shoulder. tracy. the taj mahal may have just been dealt a winning hand. the atlantic city casino could possibly stay open. nbc10's jesse gary is live to explain what happened. >> reporter: tracy, i've been talking to loyal patrons. and one man i spoke to this morning had not heard the new developments from overnight earlier this morning and resigned to the fact that the taj would shut on saturday. when i told him a deal was in place to keep the casino open, he literally jumped in the air. some of the workers on the inside have similar emotions although they're being more cautious. the casino option united 54 is set to make a deal with carl icahn. it will bring back rules and health benefits and pension. icahn gets $150 million in tax
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breaks from the state. and he'll also swap deep debt and 1 is $00 million in cash to take full ownership. that cash infusion keeps the doors open instead of closing saturday. i talked to one worker on the inside who told me he's going to wait for the ink to dry before breathing a sigh of relief. live in atlantic city this morning, jesse gary, "nbc10 news." the taj mahal would have been the fifth of the casinos to shut down trump plaza, revel and atlantic have closed. you can get instant news updates on your iphone and get the new and improved nbc10 news app. you already have the app, you can update it or download it now. either way, it's free. and we're learning more about that crash that caused
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problems along the roosevelt boulevard. this is a live picture this morning. this is the southbound lane closed at f street. jut inner lanes now. a man was checking out damage to his car when he was hit by a passing vehicle. the victim is expected to be okay. the looks like the inner lane has since been reopeneded. it will be a solemn day for students at bensalem high school, they are grieving the loss of one of their classmates. nbc10 is live there with monique braxton. there will be grief counselors will there monique, what can you tell us? >> reporter: vai, we've been watching cars arrive here for last hour. students don't get here for the next half hour. it's been 24 hours since minete zeka was hit and killed by a school bus. look at the video from last night, our camera captured zeka's distraught classmates at
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the scene of the accident. they placed flowers and lit candles here at bensalem and bridgewater. this is where the 16-year-old was hit. we learned there are crossing guards at bus stops when elementary and middle school students head out but not when high school students go to school in the dark. >> they should at least have crossing guards here or have it more lit up in the morning because it's dark and people can't see. >> people blow the stop sign all the time like it's nothing. usually, nothing happens but they don't realize how serious it is until something like this happens. >> reporter: the 18-year-old driver that hit and killed zeka while her bus was stopped is being questioned by police. no charges have been filed. in just a few minutes, we're going to tell you how the school bus is responding to the parents. live from outside bensalem high, monique braxton, "nbc10 news." it is 6:35. there is mixed reaction to president obama's announcement
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the united states will restore diplomatic relations with cuba. for the trade embargo to be lifted, though, congress still needs to approve that. part of the deal approved the release of alan gross from a cuban prison. the contractor has been in prison since 2009. last spring, the government authorized beginning talks to getting gross released. nine secret meetings were held in canada and at the vatican. >> first thing is getting a computer and a mobile phone. and everything that normal people do. >> while gross says he supports the change, some lawmakers criticizing and saying it rewards a government that brutalizes its people. meantime, the three remaining jailed members of the so-called cuban five were also released as part of this deal. cuban president raul castro welcomed the men as they arrived yesterday. the cuban five were part of a spy network that operated in
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florida in the '90s. the two were previously released from prison. and new jersey state police hope that cuba helps to catch the fbi's most want. this is joanne chesimard. she escaped jail in 1979. fidel castro granted her asylum in cuba. and there's a $2 million reward for her capture. one local university is getting a major gift from the person from whom the college was named. the rowan college. it's the second largest donation in the university's history. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. a big temperature drop overnight from the 50s yesterday afternoon, into the 30s, but with the wind blowing, it feels even colder. the temperatures, windchills are in the 20s. winds have been gusting to 30
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miles an hour and beyond this morning. but it is dry and it will stay completely dry, the next few days will be dry. 35 degrees in reading with scattered clouds. getting ready for sunshine in philadelphia coming up at 7:18. 35 degrees and 37 in cape may with clear skies. in fact, that's the view from scape may from beach avenue from the marquis de lafayette hotel. saw some clouds blow through the day yesterday. you'll see some of those at times as the winds are still with us this morning. gusty conditions making for a really cold start. and more clouds farther off to the north and west while getting a break in atlantic city. cape may and millville right now. riding in the wind, some of those clouds will blow through the day just like yesterday. and today and for the immediate future, the next several days will be dry. 35 degrees this afternoon for mt. pocono. partly sunny for allentown,
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quakertown and reading. it will make it in the 40s for mt. holly and allentown. partly to mostly sunny skies. 44 for dover. 59land just 42 degrees. and 44 at atlantic city, the airport there. westchester, glassboro, chester, all in the 40s. the winds, though will be steady this afternoon, windchills will be in the upper 30s this afternoon. clouds, sunshine, and dry but there is wet weather in the future. i've got the seven-day forecast and back in ten minutes. 6:39, time to get a check on transit and there's another one on the boulevard. >> nbc10 "first alert" reporter katy zachry has you covered on all of it. >> i'm going to tell you that on boulevard accident, that's been cleared f street blocking the inner lane. and the accident at cowpath road
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is still out there. and flourtown road at butler pike. and route 363 where you see volume is bidding your drive times between 29 and 76, pretty slow eastbound. but westbound, about seven minutes in that stretch. vai. >> thank you, katy. a shocking find in bucks county, a sex video of two middle school students. that story is three minutes away. and who are the people in your neighborhood. now you can find out with an app. (vo) nourished.
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protected. given new hope. during the subaru "share the love" event, subaru owners feel it, too. because when you take home a new subaru, we donate 250 dollars to helping those in need. we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. 6:43. a live look at the cape may. it is so beautiful at the beach when the sun is coming up. bill henley says -- sunrise, what time, bill? >> 7:16.
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>> 7:16 at the shore. it's blustery out, that's what we can tell you for sure. big change is on the way, especially for christmas eve. we'll have that? ju in just a second. police are investigating a sex video at a middle school. bucks county investigators tell it the involves roosevelt middle school. police have not arrested or charged anyone in the case. ten penndot workers including two former managers are facing charges in an alleged scheme to rip off taxpayers. the attorney general says this is just the beginning of an ongoing investigation involving fraud, and corruption. ten people face charges in a scheme that cost taxpayers $1.2 million. the investigation dates back to march of last year. as to the two former penndot managers, the attorney general says they took kickbacks from highway inspectors in exchange
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for turning a blind eye to time sheets and mileage reports. and the suit also alleges that some of the workers were unqualified for the job but got hired anyway. >> in each case, every door we opened led to two or three other doors and we're nowhere close to being done. >> each of the workers faces up to ten years in prison. new jersey governor chris christie will not be sued over the jersey jam bridge scandal. lawyers for people stuck in traffic last fall originally filed a lawsuit that made christie the defendant, along with some of this former aides and export authority officials. now lawyers are filing a new suit to replace that one and it will not include the governor. this comes as a legislative panel investigated lane closures on the bridge found no proof that christie was involved. meanwhile, voters will know soon whether governor christie plans to run for president in
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2016. he will talk to his family over the holidays and make a decision early next year. this week, former governor jeb bush said he would actively explore getting into the race. and happening today, homeland security secretary jeh johnson will a speech about immigration. the president called on the government to crack down on illegal immigration at the border and to concentrate on deporting felons instead of families. today the boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in court for the first time in nearly a year and a half. a ruche will hold a final hearing before tsarnaev's trial next month. he could face the death penalty if convicted in the bombings which killed three people and injured more than 250 others. >> a new hampshire man has been indicted on 200 charges of kidnapping a teenager. authorities are holding
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nathaniel kibby. he's charged withholding the girl using a stun gun and shock collar. the teen surfaced months later. and there's new information in the case of eric garner who died in a choke hold, you remember the video. our sister station reports the judge has taken himself off the case. he was supposed to preside over a hearing tomorrow on whether grand jury documents will be released but the judge's wife works at the same hospital as the emts that responded to garner's call. so now the hearing is put off until january. the city will team up with nextdoor.com, it's a site that's free and helps neighbors connect with each other about crime. community event, local services and more. city officials hope people will use nextdoor to improve communications in their neighborhood. we always like communications,
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always better let's go to new york for what's ahead on "today" show. we get a preview from matt lauer and savannah guthrie. good morning. >> good morning, guys. nice to see you. coming up on the show this morning. how will the u.s. respond, officials are linking that cyberattacks definitively to the north korean government. and sony is cancelling the release of "the interview." what does this mean? and our "rossen reports" team visits the most talked about hidden camera investigations. what happens, savannah, when you return underwear to the store? what happens to that underwear? >> i don't know, i asked you. with all that experience there. and a walk on the lighter side. we're looking back at the last and good times we shared here in studio 1a and beyond. and a life performance from the winner of "the voice." craig wayne boyd when we get started on a thursday morning here on "today." vai and tracy, back to you. >> what a week it's been for him, right? >> yeah, talk about a whirlwind.
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this is a guy a couple months ago was sitting in his truck thinking about getting out of the business. >> yeah. >> you need jeff rossen and his black light for the returned underwear. >> oh, it's so gross. i don't know if you saw the one in 2010 -- epic. >> yeah. >> we'll see you at 7:00. >> there's a promo for you. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. 12k3w4r well, it would be nice to return to the temperatures we had yesterday. we're in the 50s yesterday afternoon. but it's cold this morning. featured clouds a live look from the nbc10 studios. windchills in the 20s. 27 degrees, what it feels like in philadelphia. that's with a 10-mile-per-hour wind. winds have been stronger this morning. 35 degrees. and making snow in the .pocono mountains, look at the snow blowing through the mountains.
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winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. this is camelback. they're making snow. 23-mile-per-hour wind gust miswilmington, this wind is going to stay with us this afternoon making for a colder day today. and like yesterday, some clouds will be blowing through. but we will get enough sunshine to see temperatures warm from the middle 30s in philadelphia to the low 40s. mullica hill is 34 degrees. and above freezing but just barely for turnersville and sicklersville. and the radar is completely dry for the area. high pressure, very large area of high pressure is going to take rain and snow well clear over the next several days and potentially through the weekend. this is friday night. 10:00. not much changes by then. we still have high pressure. clouds rain, snow, all to the south. now, this will be on the move.
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so over the weekend, clouds will move to the north and some moisture, possibly some snow in the mountains of north carolina. that's saturday afternoon. but it's not snow here. we'll see sunshine on saturday. and clouds on sunday. that's sunday first thing in the morning. it is dry on sunday morning. so the forecast for today is calling for a dry day. but nowhere near the 50s this afternoon. it will be in the lower 40s. and the wind will make it feel like the 30s today. back in the low 30s. 33 and up to 42 with sunshine for friday. we'll see sunshine on saturday. turning partly cloudy later in the day. sunday, mostly cloudy skies and 44 degrees. winter arrives at 6:03 in the evening. the winter solstice, and then guess what? it gets warmer for monday, tuesday, and wednesday with rain later monday. tuesday, and rudolph will need his umbrella. >> uh-oh. >> wednesday, we're seeing rain, high of 57 degrees. >> wow, that's crazy.
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>> rudolph is going to need goggles as well apparently. ten minutes before 7:00, we've got a couple of accidents in addition to the rush hour. >> let's get you updated with katy zachry. >> some accidents reported on the local roads and increased volume around this time. definitely, we have a few things to tell drivers about. in montgomery county an update to a previous accident. flourtown road near wildflower road. there's an accident there to be aware of. route 42 drive times. typical times for the the walt whitt man bridge. the walt looks good. the betsy looks good. the ben. mass transit looks good as well. we arefuling an accident pennsylvania turnpike westbound near mid-county. we'll have a live look at that. cautious optimism, that's what the casino workers at the taj mahal tell us they are feeling this morning.
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nbc10's jesse gary is live with details on what they're excited about, jess. >> reporter: well, they're excited because the dire predictions doomed for this casino, well, may be a little exaggerated, may be a little too soon. the doors not closing. we'll talk about it coming up. >> reporter: i'm nbc10's monique braxton live outside of bensalem high school where you see school buses are arriving. a student was hit and killed on her way to the school bus stop yesterday. grief counselors will be on hand shortly. we'll have that for you in just a moment.
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i'm jesse gary live outside the trump taj mahal in atlantic city, a billionaire's deep
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pockets wheeling and dealing and concessions from the union, put it all together, and you have the opening of the taj mahal instead of closing on saturday. workers say they're cautiously optimistic and are waiting for the ink to dry before they celebrate. live in atlantic city, jesse gary, "nbc10 news." >> reporter: i'm nbc10's monique braxton outside of bensalem high school, it's been 24 hours now, a little bit more, since minete zeka was hit and killed while going to school near her school bus. we spoke to distraught family and friends last night at the scene of the accident. the 16-year-old was hit going to the school bus and we've learned crossing guards are at bus stops when elementary and middle school students go out but not when high school students go out in the dark.
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the school superintendent says they're re-evaluating and looking into changing routes and bus stop locations. the 18-year-old driver who blew through that stop hitting and killing zeka is being questioned by bensalem police. no charges have been filed. we'll be monitoring the investigation today. live outside of bensalem high, monique braxton, "nbc10 news." good thursday morning, i'm katy zachry with a look at traffic. we were following an accident on 95 northbound near right 3. in the last seconds coming tout tell you about it, it has since cleared. that's good news. also an accident in whitemarsh township, flourtown road near wildflower road, there's an accident throughout. taking a look at your drive times on the pennsylvania turnpike. volume is building on route 1
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and valley forge. 41 minutes to take you for that stretch that's because of an accident westbound mid-county. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather. a cold start this morning. they've been making snow in the pocono mountains. you can see some clouds over camelback this morning. that's a live picture. and look at the clouds blowing through philadelphia. we've seen gusty winds we're less than a half hour away from sunrise this morning. you'll see the sun rise first. it will be nice and bright. look at the wins. 17-mile-per-hour winds right now it will make wilmington feel like 25 degrees. in the i-95 corridor feels like the upper 20s. much colder than yesterday. pocono mountains, windchill is 18 degrees. actually temperatures right now, if you find a spot that's blowing, 35 degrees in the city. 37 degrees at cape may. during the day, the temperatures will be climbing into the low 40s at lunchtime.
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and then 43 later this afternoon. >> what time is sunrise again? >> 7:18. >> i'm just asking. "today" show is up next. >> good morning, they did it. u.s. intelligence officials say it was the north koreanings who ordered that massive hack of sony computers. will america strike back? is this the start of a cyber war? while some of hollywood's biggest stars bst sony for caveing to the hackers. new era, the president's surprise move to restore relations with cuba after 50 here's of hostility. a 50-year demonstration praised by some, criticized by others. we will be live in washington and havana. bombing

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