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nbc 10 news starts now. and right now at 11:00, the search is on for a gunman after a shot is fired into a local toy store. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. philadelphia police say the target was a toys "r" us store in the port richmond area. matt delucia is live on the scene. walk us through what happened. >> reporter: fortunately, no one was injured and the store was closed at the time but there were employees inside at the time. the store is open. there have been people going in and out this morning, but there's a large piece of cardboard over that door as police now continue looking for that shooter. this is the damage left behind by a gunman who police say tried to rob this toys are"r" us.
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it was 6:30 when a man knocked on the door. a woman inside walked up thinking it was a fellow co-worker. the man waved a gun and the worker ran to the back of the store and that's when a single shot was fired. >> my initial reaction was, oh, no, not again. >> john mcdonald is with the business association and he spent the morning alerting other stores in the area and applauds the workers who at the time were getting the store ready for opening. >> the folks here are very -- they've had incidents over the years, and i think they're well schooled in how they handle it. >> mcdonald says over the holidays there were crimes committed here but never with a gun. a store manager declined to comment and referred us to the corporate office. we spotted several surveillance cameras along the front of the building and now police are hoping to retrieve a clear image of the shooter. >> when folks are out of work struggling i guess pressure gets on to do some crazy things.
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>> reporter: the store did open once police left the scene earlier today and we are working right now to get that surveillance video and a full description of the man police are looking for. live in port richmond i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. a court appearance this morning for the man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper and injuring a second trooper outside of a state police barracks back in september. eric frein was face charges of first-degree murder and possibly the death sentence the death penalty. doug shy melimell is live. this hearing was postponed twice already? >> reporter: exactly. there had been one of eric frein's defense counsel that had left the team about a month ago and that was the last postponement until today but this has been a giant sense of relief for this entire community that the wheels of justice are now starting to turn albeit very slowly. eric frein was actually brought into the pike county courthouse behind me just a little bit before 8:00 this morning under heavy state police guard. he's been kept in the pike
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county correctional facility since being arrested on october 30th at the abandoned birchwood resort just outside the search pattern where most of the searchers had been looking for seven weeks. this morning he sat in court at the defense table. opposite him was corporal bryon dickson's widow. she glared at him the entire time. he never looked at her. they rolled what was probably the most i guess summarizing piece of video. it was the surveillance cameras from the blooming grove barracks the night of september 12th when shots rang out. you see corporal bryon dickson who was ending his shift moving through the lobby. he is hit at about the same time trooper alex douglass is beginning his shift, he is also hit by another round. he drags himself into the lobby. a couple armed state police troopers pull him back into the building. eventually you see in the video they pull an suv around to block the front door and a
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three-member team gets out and pulls bryon dickson into the building. of course, the coroner for pike county testified just a few minutes ago that they pronounced bryon dickson dead in the hallway just off the lobby. they're also talking to forensics folks about some of the rounds recovered off of the front of the state police building. they have more witnesses today. the prosecutor in pike county said they would like to get to them. court administration says they have booked the courthouse the main courtroom, for today and tomorrow, but the prosecutor says he expects to get through all of the witnesses in the preliminary hearing today. live in milford, pike county i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. >> doug thank you. of course you can count on us to bring you do he tailse details from this morning's hearing on on air and online at now your nbc 10 first alert weather.
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>> winds began blowing overnight and they're bringing much colder temperatures. we're also tracking snow in the forecast for tomorrow. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz here now with the forecast. glenn? >> yeah vai, quite a change from what we saw over the weekend. those winds really started last night, and they're continuing today and they continue to bring in colder air. you can see from right outside the station the flags blog blowing pretty hart. 33 in allentown and lancaster, and, of course it is windy, and so it feels a lot colder than that. the wind gusts up to 30 33 miles an hour in northeast philly. 36 miles an hour in atlantic city. a few snow flurries not really reaching the ground down to the south. a system we're watching for tomorrow still way out to the west. now bringing some light snow into the central plains states. but for today it is basically going to be dry, but it's going
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to be getting colder as we go through the afternoon. not warming up cooling down and the windchill dropping to about 17 by 6:00. that's nothing compared to the cold that's coming later this week. i'll have that plus the timing on tomorrow's snow with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> we'll see you then. jury selection is under way for former sportscaster don tollefson. he's accused of stealing from 200 people who bought various sports vacations. he said the money was for charity. he pleaded guilty in september but then withdrew the plea. we just learned the court is giving tollefson 30 minutes to decide whether to take another plea deal. we'll have an update in 30 minutes on what he decides, and we will bring it to you as soon as we find out. the trial is also set to get under way this morning for a former leader of a philadelphia ironworkers union who is accused of threatening and sabotaging nonunion work sites. 73-year-old joseph dougherty, a
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former member of the iron workers local 40 is the only one who will go on trial. the other 11 members already pleaded guilty. federal prosecutors say the group used violence and arson to intimidate builders into using their unions' labor on construction projects. and today former philly mob boss joey merlino will head back to prison. he will report to a federal detention center in miami at 2:00 this afternoon. in october a judge ruled he violated the terms of his supervised release on a 2001 racketeering conviction when he met with known mobsters in florida. and today the real housewife is facing a new reality in a prison cell. teresa giudice began serving her sentence for fraud at a danbury federal correctional institute in connecticut at around 3:00 this morning. the real housewives of new jersey star was sentenced to 15 months. her husband, joe, also pleaded guilty to fraud and will head to prison after she is released.
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and police are looking for the person who carried out a home invasion in the kensington section of philadelphia. police say a masked gunman forced his way into a house on kip street around 2:00 this morning. he stole cash and jewelry. police say security cameras captured the entire thing and no one was hurt. and fire forced nearly a dozen people out of their north philadelphia home this morning. it broke out just after 11:00 at the home on north lee street. all nine people inside the homemade it out safely. investigators are working to find out what caused the fire. and we could learn more about the death of west chester university student shane montgomery. family members tell us it appears to be an accident. an autopsy was finished yesterday. montgomery's uncle highwayssays the medical examiner is waiting for toxicology results. crews found his body on saturday in the schuylkill river. he vanished around 2:00 a.m. on
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thax day after thanksgiving day after a night out with friends. he will be remembered later this week. a viewing will be held at st. john the baptist church on thursday night from 5:00 to 9:00 and again friday morning at 9:00. a funeral mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. happening now, the casino crisis in atlantic city. a federal judge is considering the proposed sale of the former revel casino to the runner-up bidder in last year's bankruptcy court auction after the deal to sell revel to a canadian firm fell through they turned to glen straub. straub says the price should be less than the original $110 million deal. revel shut down september 2nd. it was one of four casinos to close in 2014. wild blasts are creating a noisy mystery in one pennsylvania town. over the past few days several neighbors in conestoga township have called police to report hearing and feeling explosions.
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people say it sounds like dynamite and noises are coming from several different directions. they say their houses are even shaking but officers say every time they go check it out, they can't find anything. many eyes on boston this morning. jury selection gets under way for the trial of the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing. we're getting a look at him today and we'll tell you when opening statements could take place. the coach of an nfl playoff team watches his house catch fire. hear from the coach who made it out coming up. well first comes the arctic blast, then comes snow. i'll have the timing for you coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast.
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happening now, jury selection is under way in the trial for boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. tsarnaev and his brother tamerlan allegedly planned and carried out the 2013 twin bombings near the race finish line. three people were killed and more than 260 people were wounded that day. tamerlan was killed during the manhunt over the next three days. about 1,200 people will be considered as potential jurors. opening statements are expected to begin on january 26th and the trial could last three to four months. tsarnaev faces the death penalty if he is convicted. and happening today, a judge could set the trial date for a south jersey native accused of a deadly shooting rampage at los angeles international airport. paul ciancia is scheduled for a
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hearing in california. he's from pennsville salem county. he pled not guilty to killing a tsa agent and injuring three people in a shooting at l.a.x. in november of 2013. on friday prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty. that could mean delays and push the trial into next year. prosecutors say ciancia intentionally targeted federal employees and terrorized passengers and airport workers. jury selection will begin today in the trial for the murder of etan patz. pedro hernandez is charged with murdering the new york city boy back in 1979. patz was the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. police say hernandez confessed to killing the boy after luring him to the store, but lawyers for hernandez say he is mentally ill and falsely confessed to the crime. investigators say they found the body of a newborn baby who was kidnapped this weekend after a shooting at home in long beach. police say 3 week old eliza
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delacruz was 230u7ndfound in a dumpster in the san diego area. still unclear how she died. investigators talked about how discovery of the baby's body was made. >> a resident was in a dumpster looking for recyclables. happened to find a bag that did contain the body of a deceased baby. that individual then reported that to a business who then called 911 for assistance. >> the baby was abducted on saturday after a man shot her parents and uncle at a home in long beach. they are expected to survive. police say they do not believe the kidnapping was random though they haven't identified the man responsible. he is still on the loose. firefighters in north carolina battling an overnight fire at the home of carolina panthers head coach ron rivera. flames broke out just after 4:00 this morning at the south charlotte property. rivera as well as his family and house guests were all able to get out safely. >> i'm okay. >> you're okay.
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>> the family is okay? >> everybody is fine. thank you, guys. >> investigators are trying to figure out how this fire started. the carolina panthers advance to the divisional round of the nfc playoffs after a win over the arizona cardinals saturday afternoon. rivera was the linebackers coach for the philadelphia eagles from 1999 to 2003. divers have returned to the java sea hoping to find the wreckage of the airasia flight 8501. sonar detected five large objects in the water over the weekend. officials say the weather is better today and the waters are calmer so that should help the mission. the plane crashed more than a week ago with 162 people on board. search teams have found 37 bodies so far. most of the victims are believed to be still in the plane. investigators are hoping the 70-year-old sole survivor of a plane crash in kentucky could help them figure out why the plane went down. sailor survived the crash that
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killed her parents, her sister and her cousin. she managed to get out of the plane and walk nearly a mile through the woods to find help. the pilot reported engine trouble before it helped. the ntsb says a preliminary report about the crash will be released in about ten days. two children are pulled alive from the rubble of a deadly landslide in bosnia. the disaster claimed one life. this happened in the middle of the night. tons of mud and snow and ice smothered seven houses. the homes had been built on top of an abandoned coal mine. none of the survivors were seriously hurt. and at least 700 firefighters are battling wildfires in southern australia. the fires have destroyed at least 26 homes there and are threatening others. since the fire started, more than two dozen people have been injured or hospitalized with conditions like severe asthma. the flames are forcing more evacuations as government officials are warning about the dangerous flames. >> wouldn't let us come inside the house, unfortunately. >> have you lost everything?
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>> everything. >> wildfires are common across much of australia during the summer months. in 2009 wildfires killed 173 people and destroyed more than 2,000 homes. if you think it's cold here try living in minnesota. it's one of the states getting some of the coldest weather of the winter with windchills dipping into the negative double digits, but people there are finding ways to make the best of this big freeze. this man here one of the brave few kite boarding along lake calhoun. he says if you can't run from the winter you might as well play her game, and this father and son visiting from cleveland sharpened their winter survival skills by ice skating for the first time in st. paul. >> great time. you know bring in the new year doing something different. >> well the weather kept crowds away from rice park in st. paul. they had fewer than 50 visitors yesterday compared to 1,100 people who came the day before. for a check on the weather here
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is nbc 10 chief meteorologist glenn glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> their windchills are in the minus 40s. 40 below zero the way it feels, at least at some points during this cold blast. we're getting a piece of this arctic blast during the day today. it started last night with those strong winds. we're also tracking some snow ahead of a second arctic front, and we've got bitter cold coming. some of that minnesota air, although it's not going it feel like minus 40. it will feel like it's below zero before this week is over. you can see the flag still blowing pretty hard, continuing to bring colder air in. it's 37 degrees. the windchill is 27. and we're gusting to 25. it is 14 degrees colder than it was at this time yesterday, and it's going down during the day today despite whatever sunshine we see. temperatures in the low to mid-30s to the north, near 40 to the south. and just about everywhere the temperature will be lower at
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6:00 tonight than it is right now. the windchills generally in the 20s to the low 30s, and we'll be seeing some negative numbers here before the week is out. the feels-like temperature as we go into the afternoon, down into the teens across the north and west areas, but even by 7:00 tonight feeling like the teens in philadelphia and not much better during the night tonight, although the wind will not be as strong tonight or tomorrow as it has been in the last 24 hours. but look at how it feels back in the west. it feels like 21 below in chicago. 26 below in minneapolis now. 30 to 40 below in southern canada. now, a large chunk of this is going to be coming down later in the week. wednesday night, thursday morning i think will be the coldest, and the windchills could be 10 below zero by that time. a few flurries not really reaching the ground here. this is the area that is going
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to be coming our way. we call them alberta clippers. they generally come from the alberta section of canada and they move along at a fast clip and here is the latest future cast out of this. as we go into tomorrow pretty light to very light, and the atmosphere will be dry at the start, so some of that first snow may evaporate. so i'm really not expecting much in the way of accumulation. the latest future weather model showing as we go into tomorrow by 6:00 a.m. practically nothing. maybe a little bit in lancaster county developing and then as we go into the early afternoon, we're totally up maybe an inch in parts of the area. now, it will be cold enough to stick on some of those colder surfaces, so we're going to have to keep an eye on that untreated surfaces is where we're likely to see that. well the arctic blast is during the day today. the temperatures dropping to about 29 by 6:00.
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tomorrow that light snow, maply lymainly in the morning but also mainly after the morning rush and then it's just bitter cold after that especially by thursday. low temperature 9 degrees with wind. so the windchill, 10 below or in some places even colder than that. and you can see how cold it is still on friday. not quite as bitter cold over next weekend. >> 40 below in minnesota. can't get over that. she's a local doctor who had to be monitored for 21 days after treating ebola patients overseas, and now she's heading back to west africa. we'll tell you what is in1350irspiring her to return coming up. if you resolve to exercise more in the coming year your chances of succeeding may depend on where you live. we'll show you what one new study found and where our area fits in.
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this week a doctor from hospital of the university of pennsylvania will return to west africa to treat ebola patients. nbc 10 was at the airport back in october when dr. trish henwood left for liberia. when she came home in late november she had to be monitored for the required 21 days. she said witnessing the victims' will it survive during her first trip inspired her to return for this second mission. if your new year's resolution involves staying in shape, a new study shows where you live may impact how well you can keep that resolution.
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the finance social network wallet hub ranked the 100 most populated cities in the u.s. on the best and worst places to lead an active lifestyle. omaha, nebraska and portland oregon topped that list. jersey city new jersey and laredo, texas, were ranked as least active. philadelphia came in at a dismal 77. the study looked at things like the number of fitness instructors, public parks, play grounds, and athletic complexes in each of those areas. the man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper heads to court. we're getting our first look at eric frein since the days after his arrest. we'll have an update on what's happening in his case today coming up at 11:30. and new information this morning about a limo driver killed on the job. we'll also hear from his family. that's still ahead.
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this is nbc 10 news. it is 11:30. philadelphia police are looking for the man who fired a shot at a port richmond toys "r" us store. it happened around 6:30 a.m. a man knocked on the door of the store. a woman walked up thinking it was a fellow co-worker. when the man held up a gun, police say she ran to the back of the store, and that's when the man fired one shot and took off. business owners say the area is usually safe with a lot of police presence. >> i think with the cameras we have throughout this business district, you know, i'm sure they'll get some good footage of who the perpetrator was. >> and we are working to get surveillance video and a new description on the man police are looking for. that store is now open. a court appearance this morning for the man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper and injuring a second trooper outside of a state police barracks in september. nbc 10 is in pike county this
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morning. this is new video of eric frein being taken into court. frein is charged with the deadly ambush at blooming grove state police barracks on september 12th. police say he killed one trooper and injured another. he was on the run for 48 days. corporal bryon dickson was killed in that ambush. frein shot him from a hidden position in the woods with a hunting rifle. trooper alex douglass was badly injured. he recently returned home from a rehab facility to spend the holidays with his family and he is expected to testify if this case goes to trial. you can count on nbc 10 to bring you the details from this morning's hearing on air and online at and on our nbc 10 app for iphone. nearly two years after the boston marathon bombing, the trial in the case started this morning with jury selection. federal prosecutors have indicated that they will seek the death penalty if there is a conviction, but that verdict is still a long time away.
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nbc 10 national correspondent jay gray reports from boston. >> reporter: the potential jurors will gather at the federal courthouse in groups of 200 or more for the next three days. they'll hear briefly from the judge in the case then fill out this basic questionnaire. from there the court and attorneys will eliminate those clearly ineligible to serve. next, they'll begin the task of narrowing the group to 12 jurors and 6 alternates. >> we try to produce a jury that can fairly and impartially render a verdict and give a punishment that considers all options, including the death penalty and life without parole. >> reporter: federal prosecutors have notified the court they will seek the death penalty if dzhokhar tsarnaev is convicted which means they must seek a death eligible jury. >> you want to make sure you don't have a jury that won't impose it no matter what the law says. >> reporter: he's pleaded not guilty to the bombing that killed three and injured 260 during the 2013 boston marathon and to the murder of m.i.t.
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police officer sean collier a few days after that attack. jay gray nbc 10 news. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> and gusty winds are bringing the first of several surges of arctic air into the region this week. here is a live look at the flag blowing on the shore in cape may, new jersey. this time tomorrow we could be seeing snow this this picture. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast. snow, huh, glenn? >> yeah, this is going to just be a little bit of snow but we haven't had very much this season so far. the camera is shaking.the it's 37 in philadelphia and the temperature is much lower than it was. it was 50 degrees at midnight. now it's 37. by later today it's going to be even colder than this. we're going to be seeing this northwest wind that's been blowing since last night gusting
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up over 30 miles an hour at times and gradually bringing in colder and colder air. so as we go through the afternoon, don't expect it to get warmer. it's going to get colder and the wind is going to stay pretty much the same. so the temperature drops slowly through the day. the windchill into the teens. by 6:00 tonight there is snow on the way, not this stuff. that's not really reaching the ground. the area that's coming this way is now in the central plains states. it's far away. it's not a huge storm, but it will impact part of the area tomorrow. i'll have the timing on that with the seven-day in a few minutes. a jersey shore neurologist accused of inappropriately touching patients was a no-show at his scheduled court appearance this morning. only nbc 10 was there when egg harbor township police arrested him at his medical office last month. he is charged with criminal sexual conduct connected to allegations made by three female
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patients but several more women came forward after jaffery's arrest claiming they too, are victims. he has denied the allegations. the case will be sent to the atlantic county prosecutor's office for review and consideration by a grand jury. and just into nbc 10 former philadelphia sportscaster don tollefson has decided he does want to proceed with a jury trial after all. tollefson showed up for jury selection this morning in doylestown. a judge gave him the chance to take another plea deal but he decided to proceed with the trial instead. tollefson is accused of stealing $317,000 from 200 people who bought various sports vacation. he said the money was for charity. he had pleaded guilty in september but then withdrew that plea. and philadelphia police are trying to track down three men accused of holding a woman captive for hours and sexual assaulting her. authorities tell us the men took the 20-year-old victim to a row
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home on kennedy street in wissinoming where they assaulted her and released her sometime yesterday. the victim knew at least one of her attackers. and new details about the limo driver who was shot and killed this past weekend in west philadelphia. family members tell nbc 10 miguel rodriguez ramirez started driving limos a few weeks ago to support his wife and infant daughter. police tell us that three men were inside his limo when the driver was shot saturday night on the 5400 block of delancy street. investigators say the gunman also stole money and his cell phone. >> he was just trying to make a living. he had been in the job like two weeks, trying to provide food for his wife and kid. >> the victim's girlfriend was in the front passenger seat at the time of the crime. she wasn't hurt and is cooperating with investigators. in just over two weeks pennsylvania will have a new governor and we're learning
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about the plans for tom wolf's inauguration. like other recent governors, wolf will take his oath and deliver his speech in an outdoor ceremony at the capitol but he will be the first governor since tom ridge to hold his celebration at the hershey lodge and convention center. the party will include live music and pennsylvania food wine, and beer. wolf's inaugural committee is raising money from private sources to foot the bill. inauguration day is set for january 20th. and it is back to work this week for president obama and the new republican-led congress. they're hoping to work out a deal on jobs and one last but critical part of this year's budget, but can they get everything done? nbc national correspondent tracie potts has a preview. >> reporter: president obama is hitting the road this week to lay out his agenda talking jobs in detroit, home sales in phoenix, and college in tennessee. >> i want to work with them. i want to get things done. >> reporter: republicans say
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approving the keystone pipeline will likely be the first thing to hit the president's desk. >> which would put a lot of people to work immediately. >> reporter: but not enough democrats say. >> we'll introduce an amendment to add clean energy jobs. >> he's going to have to decide between jobs and the extreme supporters of not having the pipeline. >> reporter: next for republicans -- >> we have to pass a budget. there's only been one budget passed in the last six years. >> reporter: funding homeland security while blocking the president's immigration orders. >> i do think immigration should be done piece by piece. >> i'm not opposed to negotiating with the administration. >> reporter: republicans will try again to roll back health care focusing on something democrats may agree with getting rid of the tax on medical devices. >> the hope is that we will find a way to pay for this and get this tax -- >> you haven't figured out how to pay for it yet. >> we are working on that. >> reporter: cuba iran syria also expected to take center stage when the new congress returns tomorrow. the white house says this week the president will announce more
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executive actions, things he can do on his own in addition to those policies he wants congress to change. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. and the start of a new year means the start of a new program for students in camden. this morning five schools in camden are launching something called the positive behavior interventions and supports program. this is a nationwide program that focuses on teaching children how to behave in a classroom as well as on traditional education. this is part of the camden superintendent's 18-month plan to turn that district around. and the president of the vatican's pontifical council will not be in philadelphia to discuss the world meeting of families event as planned. the archbishop postponed his trip to the city because he wants to wait until all elements are in place for the pope's trip to the united states later this year. the archbishop was also supposed to attend a celebration for the feast day of st. john neuman. that event will take place this
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afternoon. and you may have put away the christmas decorations this weekend and now it's time to recycle the tree. philadelphia's tree recycling program kicks off today. bring your old christmas tree to one of four sanitation department sites between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. monday through saturday until january 17th or you can take your tree to one of 23 drop-off sites on either saturday january 10th or saturday january 17th. new technology is being unveiled this week that could change the way that you drive. one big carmaker is unveiling a car that can valet park itself. see how it works straight ahead. glenn? well first we have some snow coming and then after that bitter cold. show you how low the mercury is going to go and how cold it's going to feel coming up.
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he was not harmed. the driver who shot the video said he expected to see a coyote following close behind the emu. well a new convenience store is coming to delaware county hoping to cut into some of wawa's business in that area. royal farms is opening its first store next monday on stewart avenue in ridley township. they're aware of the competition but notes competitors are everywhere. royal farms is also planning to build a store with gas pumps at meeting house road and route 452 in upper trichester. the holiday shopping sales are over but experts say you can still find some bargains out there in january. the study shows many electronics shows are getting new products in soon and that means they need to sell some of the old inventory. also consumer reports says january is a good time to find deals on bedding, winter clothes, and toys. u.s. regulators plan to take a crack at writing rules for payday loans. they are short-term loans that are usually less than $500. the government is looking at
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ways to require payday lenders to ensure customers can pay back their loans. consumer groups say the loans are deceptive because borrowers rack up fees by rolling them over. they can consider interest rates as high as 500%. and if you're worried about sticking to your new year's resolutions, well join the club. nbc 10 national correspondent mark barger shows us some handy gadgets and apps to help you complete your 2015 goals. >> reporter: your smartphone can be a handy tool to help keep new year's resolutions. if you vow to exercise more the pact app can provide a monetary incentive. >> when you make a pact to exercise more or eat more healthfully, whatever goal you want you link up your bank account information and set a penalty that you will be charged if you don't make your pact. >> reporter: head space is an app designed to help you meditate. if your goal is to learn a new language, there's an app for that too.
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>> it's a free app that lets you learn helpful phrases and the specific words that you personally want to learn. >> reporter: gadgets can keep you companiage. fitness trackers like the fit bit can track your daily exercise. ed pav lock can shock you into changing your behaviors. >> you will get a vibration reminding you you need to achieve your goal and if you don't do it you will get zapped. >> reporter: if your aim is to quit smoking, the quit bit tracks your smoking and sets tailly limits. for healthy eating the prep pad is a food skael that can help you track what you're consuming. >> you place your food right on the pad, tell a companion app which food or liquid that you're weighing, and then the app will tell you in this pretty chart just how balanced your meal is. >> reporter: unfortunately, there's not an app or gadget to build up your will power.
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you're on your own for that. mark barger, nbc 10 news. well a random act of kindness to tell but in florida after a veteran's flag was stolen from his home. take a look at this. we'll see if we can pull up that video for you. well retired captain billy creech served in the navy for 25 years. he says he's proud to fly the stars and stripes outside his home. but after his flag was stolen he was in disbelief. his daughter took her frustrations to facebook. >> when i got home i posted i can't believe somebody would steal my dad's flag out of the front yard. >> somebody who would steal a flag from a veteran who is retired, done his time 25-plus years is just -- it upset me. i had to do something. >> specialist stan got his unit to fly a flag for mr. creech and sent a picture to his daughter and when he arrived back in the states he personally delivered that same flag to his home. the consumer electron inks
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show kicks off tomorrow in las vegas and one of this year's biggest draws are self-driving cars. mercedes has been tested a self-driving concept car, and bmw showed off the remote valet parking assistant. the car navigates on its own to find an open space in a parking garage. >> don't have to drive around anymore. you don't have to look for a parking space. this car is doing it for you. >> very nice. laser scanners search for an open space using a digital map and if something or someone gets in the way, the car simply stops and figures out a way around. automakers predict fully autonomous vehicles will be on the road in five to ten years. how about that glenn? now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> some people actually enjoy driving and the challenge of parking sometimes as well. but it's amazing what they come up with. we have an arctic blast that is
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coming in today. but that's only one part of the blast. in between part one and part two, we've got some snow that's coming in. part two is going to be way colder than part one. so, yeah it's cold today and it's going to be cold tonight but way colder later in the week. beautiful looking sky out there now, but it's only 37 degrees despite the sunshine. 18-mile-an-hour wind. the windchill right now 27 and that will seem balmy by later in the week. so you can see where 5 to 15 degrees colder than we were at this time yesterday, and that trend is just going to keep changing because we were in the 50s yesterday afternoon. we're going to be dropping close closer to 30 this afternoon. and you can see the windchills the smaller numbers, 20 in pottstown, 22 allentown, 26 in mt. holly, 28 in atlantic city. there's that west to northwest wind still gusting over 30 miles
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an hour. we had gusts close to 50 miles an hour last night even a couple reports of damage as a result of that and that was just with the first front that came through. now, there's even colder air back to the west. how much colder? way colder. it's 10 in detroit, 1 below zero in chicago. not windchill, temperature. and this air is coming right at us. so this is clearly going to be the coldest weather so far this season that's going to be coming in this week. a couple of flurries on the radar, not really reaching the ground. this is the area that's coming tomorrow. a weak alberta clipper. they move real fast. got a long way to go to get here by tomorrow morning, doesn't it? and the temperature as we go through the night tonight, down into the 20s. the wind of course making it feel like it's in the teens. by 6:00 a.m. yeah it's in the 20s. it's cold enough for any snow to stick, but the question is is
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there going to be enough snow around to fall in order to stick? certainly by 9:00 a.m. we're just starting to get into some of this. this is some of the latest computer guidance and it's not that threatening compared to some of the stuff that was coming in over the last couple of days. now, other models show a little bit more but we're also showing the temperature not going up tomorrow, so whatever falls is going to stick on some untreated surfaces during the day. but if you got a treated surface, you're going to be in okay shape because it's not going to be a real heavy snow. now, as you can see, we showed you one of those computer models a little while ago. this is a different one. again, just come in. by 9:00 a.m. no significant accumulation. by the end of this one to probably two inches. so the other model had up to one, this has up to two. we really don't have any mod 'ems going for big snows,
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nothing above 3 inches. the temperatures fall to 27 to 30 by later today and again the windchill is much lower than that. the seven-day forecast the light snow tomorrow could affect the end portion of the morning rush, especially in chester county berks county, and then it's gone by tomorrow afternoon's rush. the bitter blast, the second blast, starts coming in wednesday and we'll feel it the most thursday morning. the low temperature, 9 in philadelphia. wind still there, so the windchill well below zero and then it's still cold as we go through the weekend but not as bitter cold as thursday. we'll be right back.
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delaware gven jack markell joined tourism officials to unveil the state's first true tourism brand. it's called endless discoveries. it's a $2 billion industry in the state. the new ad campaign will include highway signs, slogans, and television commercials up and down the entire east coast. coming up this afternoon starting at 3:00 p.m. it's
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"ellen." today a taylor swift special event show. that's today at 3:00. and then it's nbc 10 news at 4:00. he may be headed out west to play for another team but one former famous phillies infielder is leaving something special behind. the project that will continue in our area even after jimmy rollins puts on the dodgers uniform this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. nbc 10 news first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. we were just talking about spring training six weeks away. >> i'm going to miss that guy. we need a spark plug like that. as far as the weather is concerned, if you think it's cold now, just wait. the temperature will be dropping a bit during the day today. 29 by 6:00 and then we don't get out of the 20s for much of the rest of the week. the coldest comes wednesday night/nurse night/thursday morning when the windchills go below zero. we'll have an update on the snow threat coming up this afternoon.
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>> thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. i'm vai sikahema for glenn "hurricane" schwartz, from all of us at nbc 10 have a great day. stay warm.
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