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evening. i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfield. we'll get to that story in a few minutes. we begin with the countdown to 2015. let's take a look at our countdown clock in fact ticking away the sections until midnight. just about six hours until the ball drops. >> times square is ready, taking a live look now. you can see crowds have already filled the streets. some people arrived ten hours before the show to make sure they had a good seat. up to 1 million people are expected to ring in the new year in times square. >> and the new year already arriving in france, as we speak. here's a live look at paris right now where the clock just struck midnight. they do call this the city of lights and paris is living up to its nick make here. the city is stepping up its new year's display on the champs
elyses. >> nbc 10's rosemary connors is live at penn's landing. >> what's it like out there? >> jim and renee, the fireworks just starred, literally within the past minute or two. they're going off right now. eyes are fixated on the sky. people here are enjoying this new year's eve celebration. no doubt old city is going to be crowded tonight. earlier this evening, we checked in with some of the restaurants. they tell us they are ready for the rush. >> definitely one of our busiest nights of the year. >> reporter: new year's eve is an open invitation at revolution house in old city and the bartenders are ready for the revelers. >> a lot of champagne for our toast at midnight. foodwise, they've been prepping dough for the pizzas and sandwiches. >> reporter: the kitchen will be busy and the wood fired pizza oven will be in heavy use.
>> also a challenge because we make all our breads all our sandwiches out of the dough. it's not just made for the pizza. so to gauge something like that it's always fun. >> reporter: while the restaurant's roof deck at second and market streets may give patrons a bird's-eye view of the fireworks, some prefer to see the show from the water front. >> we'll go and see the fireworks at penn's landing and having dinner at ralph's in south philly. >> reporter: it's become a tradition for tim and his son. >> you like the fireworks? >> yeah! >> fourth of july and new year's. >> yay! >> reporter: out here live along the water front, the fireworks, the show it'sle with under way. it's tradition for many families out here. i think watching these beautiful lights in the sky makes you forget how cold it is. it is chilly out here this evening. the next fireworks show is at midnight. the organizers tell us that they expect about the same crowd for the 6:00 show and the midnight show, about 20,000 people.
for the people who will be coming later on these folks got here within the hour. to get a front row seat, your best bet is get here by 11:00. reporting live from penn's landing, rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. >> happy new year rosemary. thousands of spectateors will turn out tomorrow for a philadelphia new year's day tradition. nbc 10 with golden crown as they practice their moves. declining membership, soaring costs and more elaborate productions have forced changes in this year's event. tomorrow's route will be shorter and the oldest troupe will not be performing. you might have trouble getting around center city and south philadelphia tomorrow. expect road closures as the mummers make their way down broad street tomorrow. septa's making a number of changes to accommodate partygoers. there will be all-night subway service for new year's eve and regional rail will have extra trains leaving center city after
the celebrations. all right. look at that. let's take another live look at the fireworks here over penn's landing. this is the first showing tonight. the 6:00. what kind of weather can we expect for the midnight show? >> let's check in with nbc 10 chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. how is the new year going to start off? >> as rosemary was saying it's already cold and it will be colder as we head towards midnight. looking at citizens bank park. you can see the penn's landing fireworks in the distance. you don't have to be right there to see the fireworks. you can see them from all over the place. it's 30 degrees right now but only 22 in allentown. that's pretty cold for this time of night. 26 in millville, 28 in dover and atlantic city and with the wind, it feels like it is 16 in allentown. that is mighty cold. 19 in lancaster. by midnight the temperature is down into the teens. allentown, quakertown reading 18, 19 degrees.
these are not the low temperatures for the night. this is just at midnight. plus, we have a little bit of wind. it will feel a few degrees colder than this as we go through the midnight hour. you have to prepare for that. we also may have to prepare for a weekend storm. more on that in the seven-day in just a few minutes. >> glenn, we'll check back with you shortly. it's certainly not too late pfor all you new year's eve procrastinators. there's a lot of them out there. if you haven't figured out your plans yet, check out our nbc 10 mobile app. it has a list of events going on around our area. now for an update on an nbc 10 investigation into a local ambulance and transport company. since august we've been reporting on keystone quality trans port. today the nbc 10 investigators obtained the public utility commission's complaint against keystone. it's accused of more than 20 violations including a bus with a broken door an unsecured
battery in another bus. the company is also fined $509 for all of those violations. keystone quality transport has 20 days to answer the allegations. the company's attorney tells us they've not had an opportunity to review the complaint. a deadly shooting has police in bridgeton, new jersey under the microscope tonight. we now know two officers opened fire during a traffic stop. nbc 10's mitch blocker live in bridgeton with cell phone video that may shine light on what happened. mitch? >> reporter: jim and renee, police and the prosecutor here in cumberland county they're not saying much about this shooting or the investigation ongoing. witnesses who recorded the traffic stop they are sharing cell phone video in the hopes that it will provide some answers. it was a bridgeton police stop tuesday night. it is expletive filled as those recording it react to what they are watching. >> they just killed that dude. >> reporter: 36-year-old reed
was shot and killed tuesday. we don't know why he and the driver of this black jaguar were pulled over. the video does not capture gunshots. it appears to show the aftermath of the shooting as police search the car. >> a gun was recover. thank you very much. >> reporter: jennifer webb mccray reluctantly with went on cam ranchs don'tera camera. >> we issued a press release. the investigation is ongoing. >> reporter: eyewitnesses weren't as quick to hold back. >> the cop was saying don't move don't move don't move. the next thing you know we heard six gunshots. >> one on the driver's shot straight through the front wind shield as if it was high up like he was trying to shoot the boy in the head. >> reed's cousin told us he had a 3-month-old son. >> he was a good kid. he had a troubled past but after that he became a good person. i love my cousin. you know everybody has their bad times. as an individual and as a person he had his bad times.
>> reporter: you're looking at what has become a makeshift memorial outside where this shooting occurred. we're told the driver of that black jaguar is still in police custody. he is being questioned. the prosecutor here in cumberland county says more answers will be coming in the coming days. for now, live in bridgeton, mitch blocker, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, mitch. chester county prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty for a couple accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy. gary fellenbaum and jillian tait appeared in court today. they systematically tortured and beat the child over a two-week period. in november 3-year-old scottie mcmillan was found dead. the crimes allegedly happened inside the couple's trailer home. his 6-year-old brother was also abuse abused. new at 6:00 a warning for parents tonight, pennsylvania health officials say a person who likely has meeseles was at the please touch museum earlier
this week. the state health department says anyone who visited the museum from 3:30 to 5:00 on monday may have been exposed measles. the same person was at the cvs pharmacy in wayne on sunday night. for more information on measles and who could be at risk, visit nbc10.com. the new year will bring in some new laws throughout our area. pennsylvania wholesale gas taxes are going up by almost a dime a gallon. we'll have to wait to find out whether retailers will pass on the cost to their customers. on monday a new law takes effect that's designed to make it easier for gun owners to challenge local firearms laws in court. in delaware a new law is supposed to keep your identity safe. it requires businesses to destroy unneeded documents that contain personal information. in new jersey the minimum wage goes up 13 cents to $8.38 an hour. it's an incremental raise.
it was a frightening sight, a plane crashed at the philadelphia international airport and we found out that the pilot shouldn't have even been in the cockpit in the first place. i'll show you a new report that i got from the faa. it details exactly what happened and we're going to hear from an expert who says we're lucky no one died. i'll have your new year's eve forecast and also tracking a storm that's headed this way for at least part of the weekend. details ahead in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert seven-day forecast. ♪ >> he's the man behind some of the most iconic songs in music history. and he wrote them right here in our area. what could threaten a plan to honor him at his home?
philadelphia hosted an early bird new year's celebration for thousands of kids and their parents. new year's eve in times square may have the big ball drop but bethlehem p.a. has the pete chick drop. today a 4.5-foot tall 85-pound yellow peep chick drop followed by a fireworks show. commissioner charles ramsey and the d.a. seth williams made their annual plea asking people not to fire their guns into the ear as they celebrate the new year. in 1998 a stray bullet hit this man in the head paralyzing the right side of his body. the pilot shouldn't have been flying. that's the new revelation from an faa report on a plane crash at philadelphia international airport. the report says the pilot had a sedative and a narcotic in his system. and also he ignored key warnings that his plane wasn't ready to
fly. nbc 10 investigator harry hairston has been digging through the documents. >> reporter: that's right, renee. this faa report points the finger at the pilot for the cause of the accident. it goes on to say the captain should have never been in the cockpit. >> technically he was illegal to fly because of the medication. >> reporter: i share the faa report of our last march's u.s. airways crash with attorney and aviation expert arthur wolk. he took midazolam and a narcotic under doctor's orders. it further states that the captain was not supposed to fly for 640 hours but got in the cockpit only 45 hours later. >> these drugs have the ability to impair one's attention. and of course now we have an incident that relates to one's failure to attend to the business at hand which is to
make sure the airplane is properly configured for takeoff. >> the faa report goes on to state the captain and first officer failed to enter necessary data into the plane's computer before takeoff. should that plane have ever left the ground given the information in this report? >> oh, no they should have never commenced to takeoff. >> reporter: there's information that the pilot ignored the get airborne. >> was that something fixable in the air? >> well it was but you don't do that. you simply do not take off. you don't take off because you don't know what the cause of the problem is. >> reporter: the report shows the flight reached 70 feet before the pilot believed the plane was not safe to fly. moments later within running out of runway the pilot makes the emergency landing. the crash damages the plane's tail and destroys the front landing gear. how dangerous could that have been? that could have been a horribly fatal accident.
>> reporter: now, two of the 149 passengers on board that plane suffered minor injuries. u.s. air declined to comment, stating that they're waiting for the ntsb to finish its investigation. the ntsb tells me just moments ago that investigation should wrap up sometime next spring. for the investigators, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. a plan to convert the former local home of oscar hammerstein in a tourist attraction felling on deaf ears tonight. his grandson wants to turn the highland farm in doylestown bucks county into a music and education center. neighbors say they don't want the traffic and noisy construction this project would bring. ♪ the hills are alive with the sound of music ♪ >> the "sound of music" one of the famous musical penned by hammerstein while at the farm. it's where the partnerships of rogers and hammerstein was born. a zoning hearing on the project scheduled for next month.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> this morning was the coldest morning of the month so far. and tomorrow morning will be even colder. we've got new year's eve and new year's day cold out there. we still are looking at a wintry mix for at least a part of saturday for a part of the area and it's going to be briefly wet and warm. one day's worth, that's it. we have clear skies out there. and the great visibility. 30 degrees but it feels like it's 21 with that 11 mile-an-hour wind and it's 11 degrees colder than it was at this time yesterday. the temperatures have just been going straight down over the last four days. 33 was the official high 39 degrees for tomorrow. and the average is 41. it's 30 now with the wind chill of 21. 16 degree wind chill in allentown, others in the low 20s. and so it's certainly not going to warm up by midnight.
these are the temperatures. it's going to feel about 7 or 8 degrees colder than that because of a little bit of wind. for the mummers tomorrow, in the morning, it's going to be in the 20s. the wind will increase a little bit. late in the morning, pushing the wind chills again, into the lower 20s in much of the area. but it is dry. it will continue to be dry. different story out west with this big storm producing snow in las vegas and parts of southern california. that don't normally get it. as we go through saturday, dry in the morning, dry in the early afternoon but later in the afternoon or evening, the moisture starts to come in. it may be cold enough for at least a part of the atmosphere to start as sleet, maybe a few hours of it in some places. philly southward is mainly rain. by later saturday night, it is rain everywhere. warm air surges to the north and sunday, especially in the
morning, is really wet with a good bit of rain. for tonight clear, very cold 23 for a low in philadelphia. 15 north and west. tomorrow sunny. that breeze is going to make this temperature feel, again, colder than that. it will feel like about 30 degrees. friday is dry and kind of cold, again, saturday is dry in the morning and early afternoon, late in the day, that mix, maybe some sleet. changing over to rain. a cold day on saturday an a warm day on sunday with the rain mainly in the morning, tapering to showers and then much colder air returns for next week. good evening, i'm danny pommel from comcast sports net. a couple of notable names are leaving town. one comes as a surprise another one many expected to fly the coop. details next in sports.
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. live and in your living room danny pomle is with you once again. tom gamble is no longer with the eagles organization. the gm released the following statement, we thank tom for his service over the past two seasons. i appreciate all tom has done for our scouting department and our team. gamble game to philly two seasons ago. his father harry was team president and gm in the 1980s. tom gablible had been a hot name in other team searches for gms. chip kelly was asked about his credential credentials. >> i think tom does an outstanding job. if he has the opportunity to do that, i would support him in
anything. if i could give him any help in that situation be i certainly would. to baseball now where the phillies continued their busy offseason, trading outfielder marlin bird to the reds for minor league pitcher ben livly. the 37-year-old bird has one-year left with an option for a second season. lively was ranked as the eighth best prospect in the reds organization. some excellent college hoops today, temple opening up conference play again the defending national champions uconn. we have more drama than a soap opera. owls up late. dengle misses and purvis leaks out for the game-tieing dunk. we go to overtime. in o.t. off the inbound, he throws it down temple back up two. final seconds, uconn for three and the win? huh-uh. daniel hamilton is fouled.
three free throws and a chance to win it misses all three. temple escapes, 57-53. strike up the banned for sixth ranked villanova opening up big east play against butler. four-point game at the half. nova turns it on. money from outside. here is some work underneath. nova wins 67-55. the kids are living the undefeated cats who are 13-0. the ice now, the flyers are moving forward. matt reed replaces michael rofel. the winter classic this year is in washington, d.c. at nationals park. that's sports i'm danny pommel. stick around. we'll be right back.
ip renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfield. we leave you right now with new year's in sydney tokyo and more. see you at 11:00. happy new year everybody. >> happy new year. t test on the broadcast tonight, battling the elements. bad weather holds up recovery efforts in the airasia crash. and each minute that passes will only make a somber duty tougher. tragic accident a young mother shot dead inside a walmart when her child gets ahold of the gun she was carrying in her purse. frozen nation 80%f the country experiencing below freezing conditions and bad weather socking parts of the west already may have -- lives. and the final countdown. it's already 2015 in much of the world. in just a few hours it will be our turn and despite the cold people are ready to party. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new