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the shopping traffic on this last weekend before christmas. it is called super saturday for a reason. many stores are right in the middle of a sales marathon. some will even stay hope 24 hours a day through next week. bundle up if you're headed out to shop. it's going to be cold and dry today. ahead of the holidays, a different story, though, we're tracking wet weather in the forecast. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it's 8:30 on this saturday morning. meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking those conditions outside. michelle, it sounds like with the weather, shoppers should really try not to procrastinate anymore and get it done this weekend. >> yeah, that's really good advice. good morning. we'll keep it dry all weekend. it will be cold. you'll need your coats getting into the the shopping mall. until that changes monday, tuesday, also wednesday. a live look outside, clouds this morning across the area. we will see sun mixing in throughout the afternoon hours. right now, though, 33 in philadelphia. 24 in mount pocono.
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30 in lancaster. so many spots below freezing right now. 30 in atlantic city and 30 in wildwood. windchills even colder than that. this is what it feels like. it feels like 17 in mount pocono. feels like it's 25 in lancaster and 30 degrees in wildwood. so today if you're out and about shopping, plan on a day where we're looking at temperatures not getting out of the 30s in some spots. topping out around 40 in philadelphia. by 10:00 a.m., 36. by lunchtime, a mixture of sun and clouds, 38. and by 3:00, 40 degrees. we'll talk more about the weekend forecast and look towards that rainy workweek and holiday week coming up next. >> thanks, michelle. we'll check back with you soon. we are following a developing story this morning in philadelphia. police are investigating what happened after a suspected burglar was found dead at a house on vandike street. investigators say five people were inside at the time of the break-in. police are still trying to piece together exactly how that burglar died. new from overnight, philadelphia police are searching for the gunman wanted in a deadly shooting.
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nbc 10 was in philadelphia around 4:00 this morning as police searched for clues that could lead them to the gunmen. investigators say the victim was shot in the face, in the back and below his waist. also new from overnight, police have arrested a bar owner who they say shot a woman in west philadelphia. it's unclear if he'll be ultimately be charged. this happened inside the 601 bar on north 56th just before 3:00 this morning. the woman is in stable condition with a graze wound to the leg. we're checking with police for more details about what led up to the shooting. philadelphia police are busy today searching for the gunman who shot and killed a man late last night in kensington. investigators say this victim was shot eight times on hartville street. he died at the hospital. police have not released his identity. right now, a group of young children is gathering in philadelphia to participate in a die-in demonstration on city avenue. the protest is the latest in a
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series calling for justice following the police-involved deaths of michael brown and eric garner. nbc 10's matt delucia is live. matt, it looks like thief alrea they've already started to gather there this morning. >> reporter: yes, these children arer gaing with their parents. right at the target parking lot right at city avenue & monument road by the city line of philadelphia. these guys are in the parking lot right now. some of these folks have been gathering for the past half hour. i'm going to get out of the way. you can get a shot of some of these folks. we're expecting 100 to 200 people this morning. the organizers say they're doing this to end what they call social injustice and police brutality against minorities, adding they want to give children a voice in the matter. and right now you can hear they're practicing the chants that they'll have out there for this die-in which will happen just before 10:00 this morning. right now i'm going to bring in angie ayers and her 8-year-old daughter. tell me why are you doing this today? >> we're actually doing this today because my daughter is
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really involved in watching the news media. she started seeing all of the protests on tv, and she kept saying mom, i want to go to a protest. i kept telling her no, you're too young. it might be dangerous. and i didn't want to, you know, put her in an unsafe environment. after i told her no for about five times, she finally said mom, since i can't participate, can you help me do something for kids that you can help us make sure it's safe. >> reporter: talk about that safety. you're having all of these children here, some as young as 8 years old, going to this intersection of monument road and city avenue. it's a busy road. how will you keep them safe? >> well, we have people assisting us. we have philadelphia police as well as lower marion police department. >> reporter: okay. and so you have all of these children out here. how many parents are here? >> all the parents are bringing their own children. we have some that are -- a lot
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of the volunteers have brought their own kids. we didn't organize, like, big groups. we just passed out all the information. we asked the parents to come with their children if they thought that was a good idea for them. >> reporter: and real quickly, how important is this for you? >> it's real important because i don't want nobody to feel like they are in a world that is not safe. >> reporter: thank you very much. angie as well. and so these guys are going to be doing that protest at about 9:20, they're going to start walking over here from the target parking lot over to the intersection of city avenue & monument road. so be aware of that if you're traveling in this area between 9:20 and 10:00 this morning. live in philadelphia, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. this graffiti that you see there on your screen has sparked outrage in one philadelphia community. it says "cop lives don't matter." somebody scrawled the anti-police messages on a wall, a fence and even the side of a church in west philadelphia. this after the recent grand jury
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decisions in ferguson, missouri, and in new york. philadelphia police say the graffiti will be investigated like any other act of vandalism. meanwhile, hundreds lined the streets last night in northeast philadelphia to show their brotherly love and sisterly love to the men and women in blue. it was part of a nationwide event called blue lives matter. the pro-police protesters tell us they want to show their support for philadelphia police officers. the demonstrators say police are being unfairly judged following the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. >> preliminary are not saints. they're men and women that go to work every day and try to do their job and try to do the best they can. and they're not going to be perfect. >> while last night's rally was lloyd and noisy, it was peaceful. a few dozen people gathered for a similar rally in port richmond. some of the officers' wives organized this one. demonstrators held signs and told drivers to honk their horns to show their support for the police. this morning a bucks county
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man is charged with making a hoax call during the manhunt for bradley stone. he's the former marine whom authorities say went on a shooting spree earlier this week. according to investigators, luke sanderlin claims that a man looking like bradley stone tried to carjack him in doylestown monday night. it led to an all-out search in doylestown and a lockdown of central bucks ymca and the high school. he also told them he fired a gun at stone to scare him off. police began searching for stone after they say he killed his wife and five members of her family. they found his body the next day in montgomery county but no clues ever turned up in doylestown. investigators say that's because sanderlin made up his carjacking story. as for why, authorities believe he was trying to raise money for a medical treatment for an alleged illness. luke sanderlin is now being held on $250,000 bail on charges including reckless endangerment and risking a catastrophe.
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this morning police are searching for armed robbers who are targeting grocery stores in north philadelphia and brewerytown. take a look at this surveyed aen video of the two men. authorities believe the crooks were involved in seven robberies. in each one, the men covered their faces and used handguns to threaten workers at neighborhood grocery stores. they got away with money and cigarettes. in one holdup, they actually stole a handgun from an employee. nobody was hurt, but the robb y robberies have neighbors worried. >> my grandkids come in here. it's concerning me because what if my grandkids come in here and something happens? >> police say they want the men off the streets before the robberies turn violent. today is super saturday, and many stores all across our region have opened early as they expect big crowds on this big weekend before christmas. it's expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year, even eclipsing black friday. many malls and stores have extended hours. kohl's stores, for example, will
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be open 24 hours until 6:00 p.m. christmas eve. target and jc penney also have longer hours. if you need some last-minute ideas while you are out shopping today, download the new nbc 10 app to check out the holiday gift guide. it will help you while you're on the go. a quick heads up for drivers in philadelphia. today the southbound lanes of lincoln drive will be shut down. the closure has been in effect since 7:00 this morning. it's going to run until about 5:00 tonight. northbound traffic will not be affected. new from overseas, twin attacks in pakistan this morning. one of them in the area where the taliban killed dozens of children in a school massacre earlier this week. plus, sony fires back at the president. why the moviemakers say they had no choice but to cancel the release of the controversial film "the interview."
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new this morning from overseas, a u.s. drone fired two missiles at a militant hideout in northern pakistan, killing at least five taliban fighters. in a separate operation, pakistan's military says that its military killed five terrorists on the outskirts of peshawar. according to military officials, the local commander of the militants was among those killed. the attack happened in an area where the taliban carried out that school massacre earlier this week. they killed close to 150 people, most of them children. the state department has issued a worldwide travel alert for anybody who's going abroad over the holidays. the warning follows that deadly hostage incident at a cafe in downtown sydney earlier this week. the alert says that u.s. citizens should be mindful that terrorist groups can pose unpredictable threats, and they can target hotels, shopping areas and places of worship. now to some new information about the hack attack at sony
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pictures. this morning north korea is proposing a joint investigation with the u.s. this after the fbi released a report on friday with evidence to back up speculation that north korea is to blame for the hack on sony pictures and the threat against movie theaters. "the interview" is a comedy about an assassination attempt on the north korean leader. sony pulled the movie. president barack obama called the decision a mistake. >> yes, i think they made a mistake. i wish they had spoken to me first. we cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the united states. >> sony says it only canceled the release after all major theater chains decided no the to show the film. north korea has denied responsibility for the hack. pennsylvania state police are investigating a cyber threat this one involves a boarding school in burks county.
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a group sent pine force academy an e-mail demanding a million dollars or its computer system would be hacked. the group called itself heart of the people. it's unclear if it's a hoax or a real threat. police are working to find out who is responsible. >> try to find an i.p. address, an e-mail address, try to go the backdoor and figure out who this person is. >> the hackers claim they were contacted by disgruntled alumni. the school says it's fully cooperating with investigators. still ahead, we'll introduce you to this week's "wednesday's child." plus a look at what's in the cards for the taj mahal in atlantic city. the casino was supposed to close today, but now there's hope for its future. we see a little rain in our future, but not this weekend. we're going to keep it dry. we're looking at a quiet weekend, a cold one, feeling a lot like december. we're also dealing with clouds right now. a live look down at the beaches. we are looking at temperatures in the 20s, 30s.
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we'll talk about rain for your travel day, wednesday, christmas eve. we'll talk about that coming up.
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i've got to tell you, there is so much attention on this tree in reading, and i think it's a good thing. today there's going to be another community celebration for the so-called charlie brown christmas tree. the city is holding a decorating party for the tree at 5th & penn streets. remember, they didn't like the tree at first, and then they decided to embrace it. residents can place ornaments and decorations on the tree today. it starts at 4:00 this afternoon. then the tree will be lit up at
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5:30. the city will also be accepting donations to help the homeless in reading and to support the city's recreation commission. let's head now to atlantic city where the taj ha mamahal c was supposed to close, but there's hope about its future. billionaire investor carl icahn averted a planned shutdown today by pledging to provide up to $20 million to keep the casino in business through its bankruptcy proceeding. employees also tell nbc 10 that they were told there would be a party on new year's eve. >> it's a good thing and i hope this guy does the right thing and does the right thing for atlantic city and does the right thing for the people that are working here. >> other hopeful signs, two new cars are in the lobby of the casino as part of a giveaway that's coming up. and the casino is also advertising a $25,000 slot tournament for december 29th. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> all right. we're off to a cold start. temperatures still sitting in the 20s and 30s. and windchills in some spots in the teens. and we're going to be chilly all
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day long. we're also going to be dry. that's the good news. now, right now we're dealing with some clouds but a dry and cold day. a dry and cold day on sunday as well. and winter starts tomorrow. 6:03 p.m. so it feels like winter today, but it officially starts tomorrow. rain this week, we are tracking rain a couple days this week. and we are tracking some heavy rain or at least the chance on christmas eve. taking a look outare dos, we're getting a little brighter, but we still have that cloud cover. we'll see a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon hours. right now we're looking at clouds in philadelphia, 33. winds out of the northwest at eight. it's four degrees colder than this time yesterday. a quick look at temperatures. you're mainly around freezing, a little below. 31 in allentown. 30 in lancaster. 33 in philadelphia. just 24 in mount pocono. sliding it down to the south and east, 30 in atlantic city. 27 in dover. 31 in millville and 31 in glassboro. you factor in the wind, it feels chillier. feels like 26 in philadelphia and the teens in mount pocono.
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if you're headed out, getting a jump start on shopping, you want to dress for the 20s and 30s. and then again by this afternoon, not getting out of the 40s. really the upper 30s in a lot of spots. there are the clouds outside. you can see them from this camera shot here. you can also see them on satellite. but we are dry and cold. that's our weather headline for this saturday. to future weather throughout the weekend, we keep it quiet today, also tomorrow. then the changes coming on monday. this is a look at monday at 9:00. you can see rain coming in. especially south and east of philadelphia. so after dinnertime, tuesday, we have a chance for rain, although this model not really picking up on that. wednesday, that is the day to watch. we're looking at a rainy and windy day. christmas eve, a lot of people traveling. keep that in mind as you make your plans for the week. today clouds and sun, 38 to 41. winds at five to ten miles per hour. a nice december day. it's going to feel a lot like winter. winter officially begins tomorrow. the shortest day of the year. the longest night. the good news is by the next day, monday, we're looking at longer days each and every day. that's the good news.
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that's tomorrow at 6:03, the official time for the start of winter. seven-day forecast, 40 today. cold. mixture of sun and clouds. right now we're seeing those clouds by sunday, same story, partly sunny. winter starts at 6:03. cold, 42. then by monday, we're looking at sun and clouds. those p.m. showers come in late, especially south and east, 47. chance for rain on tuesday. otherwise cloudy. 53. wednesday, the messy day, 58, rain and wind. christmas day, we dry it out. it will be cold, 47. a little windy, too. partly sunny skies. mostly sunny friday. windy, 46. now it's time to introduce you to this week's "wednesday's child." he's smart, friendly and would be a great addition. he's looking for a forever home where he can grow and build long-lasting, loving relationships. nbc 10's vai sikahema introduces us to anthony. >> hi, marcy. >> anthony. >> hi. >> we're excited to see and meet you. >> reporter: 17-year-old anthony
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has a curious mind, mixed with an outgoing spirit. he has a variety of interests and loves learning new things. so we went to the place that combines all that, the mutter museum in west philadelphia. >> this is a wax model of a woman who lived in paris, france. >> reporter: anthony is an intelligent and personable teen. he has a positive outlook in life and does well in school. he knows what he wants to do in the future. >> i want to be able to help people the way i was helped. >> these gentlemen. >> reporter: he has a big heart and is ready to share it with a forever family. >> it would mean the world to me to have a family because i never had a family. i never had anyone to actually call a family. it would mean a lot. it would mean structure, stability and care. >> reporter: and he knows what that forever family would feel like. >> it would be acceptance and just knowing that, like, even if i do something wrong, they'll always be there. and if they don't agree with what i'm doing, they'll let me
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know. they'll always back me up on my choices. >> reporter: anthony is open to all kinds of families. >> i think anthony would bring so much to a family. he's so smart. he's so helpful. that really, i think he's, like, one of the perfect kids. >> reporter: he is ready for his forever home. anthony is this week's "wednesday's child." >> you can make the dream of a forever family come true for anthony or any "wednesday's child" sponsored by the dave thomas foundation. all you have to do is go to our website, nbc10.com and search "wednesday's child" or you can call the national adoption center at 1-866-do-adopt. is that santa holding a gun? still ahead, we'll tell you more about the community taking aim at this holiday ad.
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the parents of colorado theater shooting suspect james holmes are asking for his life to be spared through a plea bargain. defense attorneys for holmes did not deny that he was the shooter who walked into the colorado movie theater and killed 12 people and injured 70 others, but they say he was having a psychotic episode. when it happened. jury selection in holmes's trial will begin exactly one month from today. in upstate new york, a a 19-year-old woman is facing a second-degree murder charge for allegedly strangling her 5-year-old cousin. police say that tiffany van osteen was baby-sitting the boy inside her family's house near albany thursday afternoon. she told authorities that two masked men came in and kidnapped her cousin. but investigators have determined that her story was false. a k-9 unit found the boy's body near the home later that night. just days before christmas, a sign featuring a gun-toting santa claus is causing just a
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little bit of controversy in northern california. the owners of a shooting range posted the sign near the town of chico. it says they build ars for santas, that's automatic rifles. the owners of the shooting range insist they've received only positive feedback on the sign, but some community members say it's in poor taste. >> and i think i would like to see santa holding a gun and having to explain to him that's usually not what santa is holding. >> santa has his eye protection on, fingers off the trigger, gun pointed in a safe direction. those are the things we want to promote is the safety when people are doing the shooting sports industry. >> the city of cheof chico says not going to order the owners to take down the billboard because it's technically outside city limits. 8:56. still ahead on nbc 10 news today, a die-in demonstration involving children. it's about to happen in philadelphia. nbc 10's matt delucia is following that story for us and is live in wynnefeld.
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matt? >> reporter: a few dozen of those children are out here in this philadelphia parking lot. they're getting ready with their parents. they're going to take over a major intersection in our area. we'll tell you what's happening coming up after the break. all right. you see a lot of scarves, gloves, hats and coats. you need them this morning. temperatures are cold. as you head out, you want to bundle up. we're looking at a live shot outside. we're looking at clouds as well, but we'll see peeks of sunshine later on this afternoon. we'll talk more about this weekend's forecast and then tracking some rain for your holiday week. that's straight ahead.
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it's a call to action led by parents and their children. here's a live look at wynnefield where the young protesters are getting ready for a die-in demonstration at a major intersection in philadelphia. a live report is coming up. you'll find stores and malls packed across our region as today is super saturday. it's considered the busiest shopping day of the year, and we've got you covered to make sure you check everybody off your list. a dry and cold day ahead. for all of your holiday shopping plans, here's a live look at the skyline. we still have clouds out there. more about the week ahead in the
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forecast. good morning. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it's 9:00 on this saturday. let's get right to our weekend weather now with meteorologist michelle grossman. michelle, we still see those clouds out there. are they going to clear? >> they will, yeah. we're seeing strong clouds right now across the area. overcast in a lot of spots. we will see breaks of sun later this afternoon. a mixture of clouds and sun. overall not a bad december day, but yeah, we are walking out the door to gray skies. cold temperatures as well. here's a live look outside. temperatures mainly in the 30s. the 20s in some spots. 24 in mount pocono. 31 in lancaster. 33 in philadelphia at the freezing mark in dover and below freezing in wildwood, also in atlantic city. mount holly and trenton. you get the idea. it's a pretty cold morning. feels like december. looks like december. and windchills mainly in the 20s. it feels like 28 in philadelphia. it feels like 16 right now in mount pocono and feels like 25 in lancaster. also in wildwood. those are the temperatures.
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you want to bundle up for as you head out. throughout the day, we're looking at 36 by 11:00. by 1:00, 38. a few degrees below what is typical. breaks of sun throughout the afternoon. overall not a bad day. quiet today and tomorrow and tracking rain for your holiday workweek. we'll see that in a bit. this morning we are following a developing story in philadelphia. police are investigating what happened here after a suspected burglar was found dead at a house on vandike street. investigators tell us that five people were inside the home at the time. police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened and how that burglar died. are sure to stay with nbc 10 and nbc10.com for updates on this developing story. new from overnight, a 22-year-old man is dead after somebody shot him multiple times. nbc 10 was there around 4:00 this morning as investigators searched for clues that could
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lead them to the gunman. police say the victim was shot in the face, the back and below the waist. also new from overnight, police arrested a man whom they say shot a woman in west philadelphia. according to police, the owner of the 601 bar on north 56th street shot her just before 3:00 this morning. officers did take him into custody, but it's unclear if the owner will be charged. we're checking with police for more details about what led up to the shooting. in the next 20 minutes, a group of children will begin a march and die-in demonstration at a busy philadelphia intersection. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in wy wynnefield heights. matt? >> reporter: rosemary, we're in the target, pai iparking lot at monument road and city avenue. a few dozen kids are out here. they've been gathering since 8:00 this morning. they're here with their parents. and the organizers of this rally
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and march say they're doing this to end what they call social injustice and police brutality against minorities, adding that they want to give children a voice in the matter. know, the folks here tell me they're going to march over to the intersection of monument & city avenue at 9:20. so just about 20 minutes from now. a little less. with a die-in just before 10:00. i'm going to bring in one of the organizers, marie. tell me, why are you doing this with children? >> it's important for children to have a voice. and this kind of rally shows them that you can make a change, evoke change, make a difference, change policies and practices without violence or acting out. this is the same thing that martin luther king did to change the world. and young people have a voice, and they can change the world, too. >> reporter: and you say you have children of your own. have they been talking about how they want to take part in this? >> they have been talking about it. i have two children and two nieces that are here.
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and they are concerned about how easy it seems to be for minorities to get shot down. so the challenge is, there has to be some policies or procedures that makes it not so easy for that to happen. >> reporter: you guys will be going out to monument & city avenue. a busy intersection. how are you going to keep these kids safe? i saw young children out here maybe as young as 4 years old. >> we have a lot of adult volunteers. and other older young people that will be corralling and walking through and just monitoring and holding our hands up just to stop the traffic to make sure that people are aware of where the young people are so that they don't get hurt or hit or anything like that. >> reporter: this will be for 4 1/2 minutes, correct? >> 4 1/2 minutes, yes. >> reporter: thank you very much, marie. i'll let you get back to the organization. they've got the bullhorns ready to head out to city avenue and monument road.
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they'll start that walk at about 9:20. the whole process will take about a half hour with that die-in expected to happen at about 9:55. so just before 10:00. again, this is a busy intersection. a lot of people are doing their shopping out in this area. so keep that in mind. one other point, we saw philly police just a few moments ago. they're getting ready to block off this intersection. one of the officers dropped off a plate of cookies for the children out here. so as they're getting ready for this protest, to help them out. live in philadelphia, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. a pennsylvania lawmaker wants to put all cases of deadly force involving police in the hands of a special prosecutor. art haywood announced his proposal yesterday in germantown. the bill would require the state attorney general to appoint an independent special prosecutor. haywood's call for action comes in the wake of the michael brown and eric garner grand jury decisions. >> we need to let people know
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that we care and that they're heard, and we don't want to wait until a ferguson or a new york incident happens here in pennsylvania before we act. >> haywood says he plans to introduce his bill when he is sworn into office next month. this weekend hundreds of people are sending some brotherly love and sisterly affection to the philadelphia police department. pro-police protesters gathered in northeast philly last night as part of a nationwide event called blue lives matter. the demonstrators say that police officers across the country are being unfairly criticized after the grand jury decisions in those deaths of michael brown and eric garner. protesters held up signs in support of the men and women whom they say risk their lives to keep our streets safe. now to news from our delaware bureau, there's some new information on a cold case out of newcastle county. homicide detectives say that this baseball bat was used as a weapon to kill victim wayne capelli last year.
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police believe his killer may have stolen the baseball bat from someone living in york or harrisburg. now investigators are trying to track down the owner of this louisville slugger. capelli was beaten to death in february of 2013. he was last seen leaving the super fresh in wilmington. his body was discovered along delaview avenue two days later. today marks super saturday. it is the final saturday to shop before christmas. for stores it means big business. for shoppers, it means you'd better brace yourself for big crowds. today is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year, even eclipsing black friday. many stores opened early and they have extended hours. kohl's stores will be open 24 hours until 6:00 p.m. christmas eve. target and jc penney also have longer hours. we've got some more information on our website, nbc10.com. we also have some last-minute ideas, if you're procrastinating, don't know what to get your loved ones, friends
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and coworkers, just go to nbc10.com and download the nbc 10 app and look for our holiday gift guide. happening right now, a 5k run is already under way to raise money for the help find shane montgomery fund. the race starts in front of golds fit on main street at 9:00 this morning. organizers are encouraging participants to wear green in honor of shane montgomery. the westchester university student went missing after he left kildare's irish pub early thanksgiving morning. another security breach at a big-box retailer is putting customers' personal information at risk. what you need to know about the latest cyber threat and how to find out if you've been impacted. as you wrap those holiday gifts, we have news on just how many of us recycle last year's ribbons and wrapping. we'll talk about it after the break.
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another nationwide retailer is warning its customers that their personal information could be at risk. it seems like deja vu. this time the victim is staples and staples customers. staples says that nearly 1.2 million customer credit cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. according to the company, hackers used malware to access customer information. nine stories in our area are affected. we spoke with some customers on
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columbus boulevard and asked if they feel safe using their credit cards. >> i don't feel safe, but i have no choice. so that technology was supposed to make it easier, and it seems like it's making our lives difficult. >> according to staples, the breach took place sometime between july and september of this year. customers at risk can get free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance. right now on nbc10.com, we have a list of the stores affected in our area and some more information. if you use t-mobile, you may have some money coming to you. the company will be shelling out $90 million in refunds because of cramming. t-mobile is accused of billing customers for subscriptions to more row scopes and celebrity gossip updates that they did not order, but charged them a text fee anyway. you're not alone if you plan to recycle last year's ribbons and wrappings on this year's christmas gifts. a recent survey found that almost three-quarters of americans will do something to cut down on waste this holiday
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season. that's good news. of that group, 52% say they will reuse gift wrapping, ribbon and gift bags from previous holidays. 17% will use recycled newspapers or other recycled papers, and 20% won't use any wrapping paper at all. that's my kind of -- those are my people. people that don't wrap anything. up next, we'll hear from now former philly jimmy rollins and the eagles hope to get back on track and possibly improve their playoff chances as they gear up for today's game against the redskins. it's all coming up in sports. in case you haven't stepped out yet, you definitely need the coat, the scarf, the gloves, all of that. here's a live look outside. a great day to be skiing. temperatures mainly in the 20s and 30s. we'll talk more about that and also about wet weather for your holiday week. that's all straight ahead.
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okay. well, bundle up as you head out this morning, in case you're still in bed, maybe you haven't stepped out the door yet. temperatures pretty cold. we're in the 20s, 30s, windchills in the teens in some spots. definitely looking like december with the clouds in place. it feels like december. one of those mornings. but dry as we head throughout today, also tomorrow. so a dry weekend which is good news. winter starts tomorrow. so we're going to have the longest night, yes, the longest night, the shortest day tomorrow, and then we'll start
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adding minutes to the day on monday. we're looking at rain, heavy times on christmas eve. taking a look outdoors, clouds this morning all across the area. but we should see some peeks of sunshine as we head throughout the afternoon. so clouds and sun in the afternoon. 33 right now in philadelphia. it's a cold one. that's just one degree above freezing. temperatures mainly in the low 30s. 20s in some spots. 24 in mount pocono. 32 in reading. 33 in bensalem. as we? i down to the south and east, below freezing in many spots in atlantic city, glassboro, freezing in dover at 32 and 24 in stone harbor. windchills cooler than that. it feels like 20s in some spots, teens in others. it feels like 16 in mount pocono, 28 in philadelphia and wilmington. these are the temperatures you really want to focus on as you head out. that's what it's going to feel like. clouds this morning all across the area. again, we should see some breaks of sunshine throughout the afternoon. we'll call it a mostly cloudy, clouds and sun throughout the afternoon. future cast keeping it dry all weekend long. that is the good news.
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things change on monday. you could see moisture coming into the area late on monday, especially south and east of philadelphia. could see a chance of rain tuesday. wednesday, we have appear area of low pressure that will bring us rain, wind and rain heavy at times on wednesday. and it's all day wednesday. notice at 10:00, you still see this green on the map. factor that into your travel plans on your christmas eve day. then by thursday, high pressure builds back in and that means sunshine for us. also colder weather on christmas day. christmas eve, though, that's the day to watch. rainy and windy. 55. milder. and then by christmas day, we're going to look at a colder forecast. windy also. at least we're bringing back that sunshine. that's the good news. today, 38 to 41. a little below normal for this time of year, but pretty typical for late december. seven-day forecast, 42 on sunday. winter starts at 6:03. milder on monday. a mixture of sun and clouds as late showers come in, 47. chance of rain tuesday, 53. then by wednesday, rain and wind, mild 58 degrees. thursday, high pressure comes back and brings back the sthin.
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colder, windy, 47. and wind stays in place with sunshine on friday, 46. >> good morning. i'm danny pommels from comcast sportsnet. good morning to you. hope you're off to a wonderful day. the eagles are hoping to get off to a wonderful day. playoff hopes for them have taken a hit with two straight losses. they'll try to turn things around against the redskins today in the nation's capital. mark sanchez was asked how the birds plan to get back on track. >> the most important thing is sustaining drive. we can't do the three and out thing, eliminate the turnovers, get into -- get real positive plays on first and second down and make those third downs, if we have to get to them, easier. >> robert griffin iii under center for the skins. desean jackson has 957 receiving yards this season, 250 less than jeremy maclin. it's been an up and down season
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for him. he says part of the problem has been the quarterback carousel in d.c. >> to us, stability at the quarterback position is tough, you know, having more than one quarterback and another quarterback and another quarterback. just trying to deal with that and trying to find a leader as far as in the quarterback position. it was really hard because we've just been through three quarterbacks. can't fault that. at the same time, you've got to go out there and whoever is behind center, you've just got to support them. >> from one former philadelphia athlete to another, jimmy rollins now a former philly. his trade to the dodgers in exchange for two minor league pitchers became official yesterday. >> i'm not surprised to be traded. no one was, especially considering i told ruben that's where i wanted to go. >> it will be a loss for the organization. at the same time, this is important for the organization. we made the very concerted effort to decide that it was time for us to kind of turn the page. >> j-roll spent his entire
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15-year career in philadelphia. he purchased a full-page ad in today's "philadelphia inquirer" thanking the city and fans. in reads in part -- we've shared a lot of great memories that i'll cherish forever from being the team to beat to the postseason run and raising that world championship banner. it's been an honor playing in front of the most passionate fans in the world. you let us hear it when things got tough and you rocked the bank when we needed you the most. to the hoops now. the sixers traded alexei chavez to the rockets and picked up a second round pick in next year's draft. they now have four second round picks in june's draft. the sixers also received the injured ronny turiot. from minnesota via houston for the rights of a ukrainian player, saying neither are expected to play for the sixers. last night the fellas hosting the hornets. they led al jefferson get behind the defense, scoring an easy deuce. charlotte up by as many as 24. kemba walker was a one-man army. season high 30 for him. sixers lose 109-91.
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they won't have another chance to win at home until january 5th. as for the flyers, they begin an eight-game road trip today in toronto without number one goalie steve mason. you can see him being helped off the ice. he suffered an upper body injury at practice yesterday and will miss today's game and tomorrow's game in winnipeg. ray emory will likely start both games. that's sports. i'm danny pommels from comcast sportsnet. enjoy your day.
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right now a group of children is marching with their parents to a philadelphia intersection where they will lay down in the street for a die-in demonstration. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in wynnefield heights. looks like they're on the move, matt. >> reporter: they are on the move, rosemary. they left about a few minutes
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ago from the target parking lot here at city avenue & monument road. you see some of these kids out here. i'd say 40 to 50 of these kids at this point. they're holding signs saying "no justice," "no peace." saying "all lives matter." and things of that sort. and we've also seen people out here with bullhorns as well. these guys are going to be mamping over to this intersection here at city avenue & monument road. a very busy intersection. we see philadelphia police are out here as well. so they are getting ready to block off this intersection. they're planning to do the die-in at 9:55. keep that in mind if you're heading out. live in wynnefield heights, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. before we go, one last check of the weather from meteorologist michelle grossman. and michelle, it's cloudy out there today. >> it is cloudy. >> at least it's not raining or snowing. >> that is true, yes. you're looking at that storm a week ago. all dry this weekend but we are looking at clouds in place. temperatures right around 40 degrees. then tomorrow, kind of a repeat
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of today. we're going to see a mixture of sun and clouds and temperatures right around 42 degrees. as we head towards the rest of the week, rosemary, wednesday is the day to watch. we're looking at heavy rain and wind and not a great day for that to happen. >> but it does look like it's going to be warm that day. >> it i will with just be wet. >> a cold rain. >> that's true. >> that's going to do it for us. i'm rosemary connors. for michelle grossman and everybody here at nbc 10, have a good one. ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪
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