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with. temperatures heading into the 60s today. and we'll tell you what to expect for the rest of the week coming up in our nbc 10 first alert forecast. good morning. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> and i'm tray zi davcy davida. let's get a look at your forecast. >> the wind will be with us today, won't be as strong as we head over the weekend. rating now cape may, atlantic city are in the clear, philadelphia a few clouds overhead and the temperatures have cooled. the wind now 15 miles and hour in philadelphia. much lighter in pottstown but a bit stronger for wildwood, a 17 mile an hour wind there. you can see the floog blowing this morning. sunshine will break through the clouds at times for cape may but we'll see more for philadelphia. the sun is up at 7:01 today. we'll see sunshine and 56 degrees at 10:00 then it's into
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the 60s, 63 degrees is as warm as it got all day yesterday. it's going to be a warmer day today. still breezy at 1:00, northeasterly winds at 12 miles an hour. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now, your first alert traffic. >> we're on 95 right now where we have an off-ramp closure on 95 northbound. but just wood that it has reopen a few moments ago which is a little early so definitely good news for drivers this morning. you can see the drivers in that area. we have a great drive time, about a 13-minute trip. no problems there. on the express way, we're doing okay so far. as you can see, east, west. so if you' heading into the center to the area we have a 12-minute drive time. otherwise in philadelphia, 19th street between vine street and ben franklin parkway watch out
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for construction. right new they have detours and signs posted. you'll be fine getting around. might take you a few extra minutes. colleges and universities in the philadelphia area are on alert this morning after a threatening post on social media. >> an interesting situation here. matt delucia is live in our digital operations center. threats are made on social media from time to time but something about this grabbed the fbi's attention. what was it and what are the colleges doing today? >> security and police of local campuses are on heightened alert this morning out of an abundance of caution. word started spreading yesterday afternoon when an fbi put out an alert. the threat was made on social media. here's the thing. we found the posting that said that someone will take up arms against a university near philadelphia at 2:00 p.m. today. this is the same web forum where a post was made threatening a shooting at a school in the northwest and the very next day there was the shooting in oregon. according to the fbi no specific
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school was mentioned in this threat. still our local colleges and universities pushed out text and e-mail alerts to their campuses. >> they could be playing around with the schools in the area trying to scare people. >> you have to be more safe than sorry. if you're uncomfortable with walking to class at that time, like i think it's understandable not to go to class. >> now some local colleges and universities said they would be increasing security patrols and personnel out there on the streets. and they're also urging students, staff, faculty to be watchful, mindful and report any suspicious activity. i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. in the meantime, the campus in umpqua is back open today. and we now know what the shooter did before killing nine people. family members and loved ones gathered at a church last night for a vigil. the pastor's daughter is one of the nine wounded and she says
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the gunman forced everyone into the room and singled out one classmate before giving him an envelope and a chilling message. >> called for another young man to come up front and said you're the lucky one. you're going to live today. everything that you need to know about me and what i'm doing is in my backpack. >> police have the envelope and what they call a manifesto of several pages. classes are canceled today but students and faculty are allowed back on campus. we have new information on the fatal fall of a college student locally that we first told you about over the weekend. swarthmore college identified the student who fell off of a cliff on saturday and died. he was a of more falling 40 to 50 feet from a cliff at the back of storm wat of swarth more's college. beware of a sinkhole in the
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kensington neighborhood. it's six feet deep, five feet wide. crews roped off the area. neighbors that we talked with said it's the second sinkhole on the block in the last few weeks. if you live in pennsylvania today is the final day where you can reg fer to vote in the 2015 election. election day is set for tuesday, november 3rd. now in philadelphia the mayor's office and several city council seats are on the ballot. vincent hughes will talk about online voter registration later this morning. here we go again. another late game letdown for the eagles. washington's last minute touchdown yesterday sent the birds to the bottom of the nfc east. demarco murray was questionable before the game. he did play, didn't do much, 36 yards on eight carries. in the fourth quarter sam bradford hooked up here and
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the'gs get their first lead of the game when he hits miles austin for a touchdown. but then the defense collapse pd. red skins went on a 90-yard drive capped off by this pass to tee pierre garcon with 26 seconds left. >> we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to score ever time we touch the football. we've got to take a big breath, relax and go have fun. >> one in three on the season, last place in the division after a giants win yesterday. the loss in landover sent eagles fans into another funk, sinking to the depths of despair. some of them told us something has to change fast. >> can't kick, we can't block, receivers can't catch. >> bradford looks luke he just wants a paycheck. >> you think they could have
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kept tebow? >> i love tebow yes. bring him back. bring him back. the power of prayer, the power of prayer. >> well they need tom prayer that's for sure. some fans even told us they want to see mark sanchez taking some snaps next week. how about that. we'll see what happens. the saints won last week beating the cowboys. the eagles play them next sunday, 1:00 p.m. nbc 10 is your official station of the eagles. it's 5:07 and we have video of a harrowing rescue. the coast guard rescuing a jet skier who fell off yesterday. they spotted a jet ski with no one on board. the strong waves were pushing a man toward a jetty. the coast guard lowered the rescue swimmer to the water to grab the man. the man was only in the water for a few minutes but was
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exhausted trying to swim through the waves. we have a picture of the air station crew that saved the man's life. eight minutes after 5:00. a cool start this morning. and it's breezy outside, gusty winds, strongest at the shore. philadelphia could see winds of 20 miles an hour. but we'll see breaks in the clouds, saw some yesterday. saw a little bit of blue sky, sunshine. we'll see more of that today. a warming trend ahead this week. beautiful fall weather is on the way. clear skies over redding, 40s to start with, very low 50s for philadelphia. 52 degrees at philadelphia international. still some clouds over cape may an there's a chance of a daytime sprinkle or light shower at the shore. not going to see it inland. that's a dry view of center stu from comcast center in center
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city where the temperature wills climb into the 60s today. right now they're falling. 49 in washington township, chester spring is down to 46 degrees, 46 also for quakertown and doylestown while blue bell is 50. you'll find very low 50s for newark. there you can see the wind at the 17 mile an hour steady wind. you can expect them above 30 miles an hour this afternoon. and you might see a sprinkle or two during the day. this morning it is dry for atlantic city. the entire area, the showers are well offshore. unfortunately the rin continues in the south, flooding still occurring in south carolina this morning. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, 60s this afternoon, bethlehem, pence burg, fleetwood. you'll see partly sun nigh skies
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for new hope and abingdon rehoboth up to 60 degrees. a chance of a sprinkle or light showe shower at the shore. the flood threat has come down quite a bit. and the temperatures for philadelphia, wilmington all in the middle 60s this afternoon. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. ten minutes after 5 o'clock now. let's see if there's anything that can slow you down. >> let's check the vine street express way. jessica pointington has a look at that. >> we're looking live right now around 24th street where we still have a great drive time, westbound drive time two minutes. hardly any impact this morning. right in here are our westbound lanes. you can go to 30th street station, no problems there. once you get to the google
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express way wibt's clear as well. 95 right in here on the eastbound lanes, they're great also. the drive times for the rest of the philadelphia area where currently no delays or problems, pretty much all across the board. but as for mass transit, we have no delays for patco, dart or new jersey transit. septa having no delays but a change this morning. in effect today. the doylestown buses will replace the trains from 9:00 a.m. until about 3:00 p.m. monday through friday and that will be in effect until december. it's 11 minutes past 5 o'clock. rising flood waters in south carolina caused wide spread panic among if residents in the area. >> i told my wife we got to go. we have to go. we have to get out of here right here. it is not going to be safe. it's not going to be safe.
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>> a close call for that woman and this family that had to be rescued from their home by boat. we have dramatic new video coming up. and still no sign of that missing cargo ship lost at sea during hurricane joaquin but the coast guard made a discovery that could provide a new clue in their search.
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there's still no sign of a cargo ship that remains missing
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off the coast of the bahamas. the el faro was en route from jacksonville to puerto rico when it lost power and took on water from the rough water during hurricane joaquin last week. one of the people on board did make a distress call on tuesday. the coast guard located thousands of pieces of debris during a field search yesterday but only confirmed one life ring belonging to the ship. families say they continue to pray for their loved ones to return. >> i just want to say to this community, we really, as families of these people, these men, we're asking for your prayers, sincere prayers because in this situation that's all that we can do. >> officials are the shipping company say they're meeting with family members and they say the coast guard will continue their search today. mandatory curfews are in place now as record rains continue to fall. south carolina, the hardest hit area. hundreds of people have been
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rescued from the fast moving flood waters. and officials say more than 200 state roads in south carolina are now impassable. the floods are blamed for at least 7 deaths in the carolinas over the last few days and rain continues to pound the area. now a reporter talked about what she witnessed being on the scene of a rescue in progress at an apartment complex in columbia. we've got more on that incredible account. >> this report is from our nbc affiliate in the state capital of columbia. she and a photographer were reporting live from the scene of a flooded apartment building. take a look. >> reporter: i can't see the tops of these cars. i mean it is crazy. and these families are just now getting out of their homes which are just inundated with water. >> the reporter says a concerned citizen alerted her about the people trapped and you hear the panic in her voice as she
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watched people trying to escape. she talked how how hard first responders wrs working and spoke to a resident who pretty much lost everything. and they had to go around here and get some kids too. i heard they had to kick out windows to get children from around the other corner. it's very bad. it's very bad down here. >> energy officials are advising people in columbia to boil their drinking water and a curfew is in effect until 6:00 this morning. >> he just made a mistake. there he goes. >> how about this. flash flooding here and the saying goes, turn around, don't drown. that is sound advice. raging flood water sweeping away a driver in a pickup truck. a good samaritan who tried to help also ran into trouble. a water rescue team did get them both to dry ground. and just ahead, a rescue has will truly take your breath
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away. that's ahead at 5:30 this morning. thanks. it's 18 minutes past 5:00. jerry mon da sire was known for his cowboy hats and boots. the former head of the naacp passed away at thomas jefferson hospital. the inquirer reports he suffered a brain aneurysm on friday while having dialysis at the hospital. he was 65. jerry mondesire was a founding member of the association of black journals and statement released say that jerry used the power of the pen and the bull horn to advocate for those in philadelphia. he fought for the black community but for all people of color and wanted nothing more than for all people in this city to be treated justly. as you're getting up and getting ready to start your workweek, let's take a look at the roads now and see if there are any problems out there that
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could make your monday more monday-like. >> jessica boyington has you covered. no worries. >> i have everything right here for you. the latest updates on the pa turnpike, pretty much smooth sailing. we have all of the cars in green but there is an accident to watch out for on the eastbound side. just one lane restriction there. no real problems. the drive times are really unaffected by that. heading over into new jersey, watch out for ongoing construction in belmar, right in here between 242 and the black horse pike. they've been active for quite some time but lane restrictions always end up causing a little more volume than we're used to. this is right around mt. laurel and 295, no problems if you're heading northbound or southbound. 42 freeway is okay as well.
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five-minute drive time heading up to the walt whitman bridge. no problems this morning. 20 minutes after 5:00. we're getting a cooler start this morning. few clouds over the city but we'll see more and more sunshine today. 52 degrees right now. look at the winds out of the north-northeast at 15 miles an hour. stronger along the coastline. a dry view from center city. sunshine will take over. look to the south. big area of low pressure. showers streaming from west to east over south florida. but unfortunately that same system is continuing to drag very heavy rain into south carolina and north carolina. not associated with hurricane joaquin. meantime the radar in our area is dry for now. we could see a sprinkle at the shore. no sign of the heavy raufl that we saw over the last few days. the clouds are already trending
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to the north. we'll seat some breaks in sunshine to start with and see more sunshine as the day goes on. temperature wills be warmer this afternoon. 63 was the high yesterday, middle to upper 60s this afternoon. winds ten to 15 miles an hour. the wind dies down tonight making for another cool morning, a little cool are than that morning. sun shine, nice and bright, 73 degrees on tuesday afternoon and a bit warmer on wednesday with sunny skies and the nice weather continues on thursday. however there are some clouds in our future for friday. has chance of showers and into friday night that chance will stay with us. but then drying out over the weekend. cooler on saturday, a bit breezy too with the sunshine up to 68 on sunday. 5:21 now. the next time you want to use an atm, there's something you should know. we'll tell you why taking out
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your own money will cost you more than ever before and the banks are counting on it.
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it's 5:24. a new report out today finds the atm and overdraft fees you're paying have hit record highs. landon dowdy is here with details. good morning. >> hey, there. good morning to you. banks are ratcheting up their fees. a new report shows that atm and overdraft fees are at record
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highs. the average atm fee is $4.50, up 21% in the last few years. the average overdraft fee is $33. only 37% of all noninterest checking accounts are completely free. it's the lower percentage. most of the fees are avoidable if you shop around for the right bank or credit you need. >> thanks. 51 degrees at 5:25. it's a cool start this morning. we've got sunshine and a big turn around for our weather. but we're still watching some gusty winds at the shore and a chance of showers as well. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast is coming up. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. and bill, smooth sailing so far this morning. we're on route 309 at the pa turnpike, you can see no problems there or lane
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restrictions. when i come back we're going to check in on the construction projects in the philadelphia area. and still ahead, nbc 10's matt delucia is following new developments in an online threat against local colleges. >> coming up, what local schools are doing and what we're learning about the threat itself, a connection to last week's school shooting. to the streets, yeah, it's happening. some people in south jersey decided to make the most out of the heavy rain and flooding over the weekend. we'll show you more pictures of the aftermath coming up. ♪ ♪ with the name trusted for nearly 80 years,
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right now on nbc 10 news today, a warning from the fbi to college campuses across philadelphia and the region. the message posted online that has investigators so concerned. and this is what you call making the best out of a bad situation. a little rain or a lot of rain didn't stop this guy from surfing but not everyone was as thrilled as he was about the flooding. and a live look outside, a nice way to start off the workweek. how long will we say dry. good morning, welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm tayecy davidson. >> and i'm chris ka to. people will be happy about the forecast this morning. bill henley is standing by with
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a look at what's happening outside. >> typical for this time of the year. we've got 40s and 50s this morning. what's atypical is the wind. still on the strong side. 15 mile an hour breeze in philadelphia. we'll see gusts of 20 miles an hour. but stronger winds have been detected at the shore. right now wildwood has a 13 mile an hour wind, down by 4 miles an hour from last hour. but gusts could top 30 miles an hour at the shore. and cooler, yes. 40s for the pocono mountains, pottstown, allentown and redding. 52 at philadelphia international. sunshine will break through the clouds. we'll see more sunshine as the day goes on. 56 at 10:00 and up to 63 and still climbing at 1:00 this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten. right around trooper road and through the work zone, moving along


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