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plus, it's going to be another autumn beauty today t. sun will be out. we will expect another gorgeous day. we will tell you when some rain may come back into the forecast. good morning, welcome back to nbc news 10 today. >> let's find out details of this autumn beauty in the first alert weather center. >> the streak continues. another gorgeous day today. we started yesterday, cleared out nicely in the afternoon, this morning with mostly clear skies, just a few scattered clouds, the temperatures have dropped down into the 40s and 50s. the rain and temperatures. look at mount pocono, mount howly in the upper 40s, generally in mills veil and atlantic city. but we will warm quickly with sunshine, boathouse row, very little wind. it will stay light for most of the day. 6:00, 58 degrees. by 9:00, 54, in the 70s by lunch tooichlt back with your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. jessica boyington has first
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alert traffic. >> we are watching a lot of the construction this morning. right here in south jersey on '01295. there is a repair vehicle over this overpass in here. there are some lane restrictions. you can see all traffic moving accordingly. no real problems, though, according to delays, southbound from 38 to the blackhorse pike. no real problems there. few are on the 42 freeway, though, you might run into this little problem here right around the 42 freeway northbound the off-ramp to 295 northbound is actually closed for ongoing construction, that will be there about 6:00 a.m. as of right now, no problems, 42 northbound from 55 to the walt whitman bridge, we have a five minute drive time f. are you out and about, currently no problems on 95, the schuylkill expressway. tracy. this morning, the investigation of a massive warehouse fire in southwest philadelphia. we have video from sky force 10
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that gives us a really good view of how large this fire was as it burned out of control. here's a live look from the scene. the warehouse near 70th street and the cobb street parkway. there are homes an businesses nearby. meantime, we will show you this video sent to us by an nbc viewer, this is the second after the firefighters got there. huge flames, fire crews working as hard as they could to get the truck as close as they could to the building. even breaking down a fence to get even closer. now this is our video, our cameras got across the street. people who live nearby tell us the warehouse wasn't being used by a company but that squatters were inside. neighbors say they couldn't ignore the commotion outside. >> i looked around and then there was all these billows of smoke coming from over on this direction. so, of course, i wanted to know what was happening and its pretty bad. >> we will be checking with the fire department throughout the morning to see if there are any
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updates. in the meantime, few want to see more video from the fire, it's all in the nbc 10 news app. pennsylvania's, budget battle swings into a new phase today after the state house yesterday voted down governor tom wolf's revised budget plan. today we get an update on the budget crisis, including its impact to education t. democratic chairman of the state senate appropriations committee will give us a briefing later this morning at the inside school headquarters. this is day 100 without a safe budget for pennsylvania. while republicans and democrats continue to battle and argue over taxes, countless pennsylvania students and their families are feeling the imth pa. nbc 10's katy zachary spent time at the childhood center where there are more chairs than students. >> reporter: i can tell you it is startling when you walk into this kinder academy, it was built for kids in this neighborhood, but those kids are
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not here. >> parents are calling saying i'm going to lose my job, saying i'm using a different baby-sitter every day. >> and as you see, many of the classment radios inside kinder academy are empty. 80 of the students enrolled at this early childhood education center are either at home or a lower quality center because the state funds their families need to send them here are tied up in hacks, where lawmakers battle the budget. leslie stephens heads the academy fears others in the future will be turned away from quality education centers if problems like this exist. >> the risk has been so high that as people are watching me struggle in this industry, they're less likely to take those chances because now we're several months in and still waiting for budget to pass. >> reporter: it's a big problem and teachers here are affected,
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too. many of them have not been coming to work because the center can fought pay them with so few kids who are filling up here daily. coming up in the next half hour, we are working on how a local law makener this area is feeling the ripple effects of what's going on here. reporting live, katie zachary, nbc 10 news. we have new information this morning on a story you saw first. a nurse was licensed when she gave a flu shot with a dirty syringe putting dozens of people at risk. it happened at a pharmaceutical company in west windsor mercer county. they say the nurse gave 67 people the flu zach seen using the same syringe. patients are being testified for hiv and hepatitis t. nurse has not been disciplined and they are investigating. happening today almost one year after a destructive fire swept through the columbus farmer's market in burlington county is reopening. last november, you will remember
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this, a fast moving fire spread through the large red barn on route 206 destroying part of the indoor market. the state fire marshall said the reason is undetermined. today the first of many stores is reopening. the market claims to be the delaware valley's oldest and largest flee market. two men could be sentenced to life in prison after they admitted their roles in the torture and kidnapping case that began on philadelphia's jeweler's row. the two men pled guilty on the second day of testimony in their trial. they kidnapped a woman in a parking garage in april and beat and tortured her. they wanted the code for the safe at the jewelry store where she worked. a defense attorney said he and his clients had the victim in mind during the confessions. >> one of the major considerations was that this
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woman would have to testify. again my client recognized he didn't want to put her through that trauma yet again. >> a third suspect pleaded guilty and comes up for sentencing next month. 5:2406789 from our jersey sore bureau t. army core of engineers will work to find what caused this to sink into the area. they say the search for that debris could take up to four days. last friday's storms caused the house to collapse and pieces of it are now london in grassy sound channel, a popular spot for fishing and crabing t. coast guard is urging boaters to be careful. >> the debris underneath the water you can't see, if are you going at a safe speed and operating your vessel properly is very important. >> now the new jersey department of environmental protection says it's working to have what's left of the house removed from the water and the owner tells us he is trying to salvage whatever he
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ca can. >> another cool start this morning. we will be in for a sunny day and a nice warm-up this afternoon. we certainly need your sun class ifs today. right now you might need a light jacket. it is cool. we are on our way to another autumn beauty. tomorrow it turns warmer, summer-like. tracking showers and late day thunderstorms. the food news is, it looks like it will be clearing out just in time for the weekend. heading out the door right now, 48 in mouptd pocono. 55 in northeast philadelphia. a few scattered clouds in philadelphia. lots of sunshine all day long. look at that a nice clear view across the delaware. keeping an eye on areas north and west for light fog this morning. so far that's all we're spotting. light fog in hazelton, a quarter mile, it's three mile visibility. that's an improvement. high clouds, they're moving out.
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we'll see lots of sunshine today and warm, back into the 70s for most of the area. allentown, reading. low 70s. 63 degrees this afternoon for mounted moek pocono. doyles town, mount holly will see plenty of sunshine, humidity stays low. at the shore, 71 degrees tor fo rehoboth beach. for philadelphia and williams town 74. wilmington will see plenty of sunshine. this weekend will turn cooler saturday. after showers on friday. >> that clears the way for a beautiful day on sunday. and we all know that's very important because it's time for the wine festival in dilworth town. nice and cool for siping fine wine, enjoying music and raising great funds to help the cancer program at chester county hospital.
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bought the the 7-day forecast. we'll show you what happens when i'm back in ten minutes. >> ten after 5:00 right now. let's check your ride to work. >> the first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching 95 for us. any problems? >> not real problems in terms of traffic and volume, but we are watching ongoing construction right around cottman avenue. all lanes are opened. we do have some shoulder restrictions to watch out for. traffic is moving along nicely, a 13 minute drive time from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. in philadelphia today, watch out for ongoing construction on the ben franklin parkway eastbound and that's right in here. the inner drive and left lane closed. the outer drive closed between 21st and 20th. if you are taking mass transit, so far you are good to go. no problems, for patco and septa, we will check in with the
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schuylkill expressway. >> jessica, thanks. this morning, we know the cause of a deadly crash on the new jersey turnpike. next we'll tell you what police say made the driver of the tanker truck swerve leading to the fiery krampblts plus people in the shore community now are privy to the survivors of super storm sandy. why everyone is not happy about this monument.
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investigation into this deadly tanker crash could impact the route on the highway. the moment the struck swerved, flipped over a guardrail and burst into flames. the crash killed the driver yesterday afternoon. witnesses said a pile of mattresses fell off a cargo van and a small suv swerved in front of the tanker to avoid the mattresses. the driver of the tanker tried not to hit the suv by pulling to the right but ended up fliping over. >> i wanted to get the guy out, but you know being a tanker and as big as the explosion was, i mean, you can see where i got was as close as you i could get. >> police have fought released the name of the tanker driver saying a medical examination is pending. two men died if columbia, south carolina, yesterday, where all that flood water continued to ravage t. pickup truck washed
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off the road. they had been sent there to repair a damaged railroad. >> that brings the death toll in the carolinas to 19 after all that rain and flooding. listen to this, drinking water is an issue. yesterday the air national guard used a chinook helicopter. a portion of the canal collapsed and this is a problem because that canal is the main source of drinking water. other "options action" are now being considered to keep the city from running out of water. volunteers from montgomery county are helping out in south carolina. we talked to anthony tornetta on skype yesterday. he worked the amtrak derailment in philadelphia. now he is helping out in the palmetta state. to the jersey shore, a monument built to help hurricane sandy survivors is now getting criticism from people who live
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nearby. >> you died. look at this nearly a $400,000 stone structure was donated. local contractors and a top new york architectural firm sent it as a gift. some in the community say it's an eyesore on a public gift there that's interesting, because it pocks this whole view of water. >> town leaders hope the monument will grow on union members. >> 5:15 now. philadelphia police honored one of their own. [ playing taps ] >> the department yesterday unveiled a hero plaque commemorating sergeant robert f. wilson, iii. he was ray warded the highest honors after his death. you will remember the story here, wilson walked into a game stop store in north philadelphia to buy a birthday present for
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his son, while he was there, two men tried to rob the store. officer wilson separated himself from employees and customers, pulled out his gun and had a shootout with those men. both are now charged with his murder. an officer who graduated with wilson spoke directly to his family at yesterday's ceremony. >> your grandson will be a legend. i'll make sure no one forgets his name. i'm sure everybody on the 22nd, with double duty, is proud to have worked with that man. >> that game stop sponsored wilson's hero plaque. the charity that operates the afghanistan hospital dried an airstrike is renewing its call for an international investigation. president obama apologized yesterday to doctors without borders, the group that operates the hospital a. u.s. airstrike killed 22 people at the clinic on saturday. the president called the bombing a mistake. even so, doctors without borders wants an international investigation to find out what
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happened, how it happened and why. >> this doesn't change anything e anything. we appreciate the expression of condom lenses. it doesn't change the fact we had 22 dead patients and staff that were killed as a result of this attack. >> the president promised a full investigation t. pentagon says afghan troops asked for air support just prior to the bombing of the hospital. but american forces were not under fire. senate minority leader harry reid is suing a company that makes exercise equipment that he says broke and injured him on new year's day. they are seeking more than $50,000 in damages from a flexible exercise band. he says he lost sight in his right eye, fractured ribs and had a concussion, cuts and bruises when the band broke t. company has not yet comment odd the lawsuit. 5:18 now. if you take the cobb street parkway through southeast philadelphia, you need to be aware there is something that can pull you out down there.
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>> jessica boyington can get you around it. >> we will tell you the roadways to avoid, because of this warehouse fire in southwest philadelphia. on south 70th at cobb street parkway and chester avenue, so right in this area here. as you can see from our graphics, all traffic moving armed the area, no real backup. also avoid the kingsessing avenue. as for the schuylkill expressway, no problems. you can be a 12 minute drive eastbound and all lanes opened, no problem. as for the 42 freeway, we have an update here. those drive times are okay, nbc 5 to the walt whitman bridges northbound, off-ramp 295 is supposed to stay closed until about:00 a.m. today. we have opened it early. >> now your nbc 10 first alert
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weather with meteorologist bill henley. a cool start. another warm afternoon. a live view looking past the comcast center. a few thin clouds in the area in philadelphia 55 degrees, look at allentown, 49 now. millvale is in the low 50s, still falling at this hour a. few thin cloud no, plan of rain for us today. we see enough sunshine to warm us back into the 70s. very comparable to yesterday. this morning the humidity is elevated. you might run into a few isolated spots with fog. the humidity will be dropping. sunshine will be bright, coming up after 7:00. it's tomorrow we will see the arrival of showers and possible thunderstorms late in the day. we could see heavy downpours. 4:00 in the afternoon. you see the showers off to the north and west. they rolled through during the evening hours in the afternoon commute and the rainfall could total half an inch by 7:00 in trenton. close to an inch on the tom's
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river area by 11:00 in the evening. the showers are off shore. we are looking forward to the weekend. so today, stand by with your sun class ifs, sunny skies, low highlight this afternoon. so it's go him to be nice and comfortable. back in the 70s today. tomorrow will be warmer. ahead of those showers, we get up to 80 degrees, 58 in the morning, late day showers, thunderstorms, done by the weekend. cool, 65 degrees on saturday. but brilliant sunshine back just in time for sunday. the eagles game, looking good. the nice weather continues monday, warmer, 75 degrees, another round of showers later tuesday. >> all right, bill. well, it's about to get easier to pay for your hoagie, coffee and pretty sems. it could be dangerous, next we'll tell you how a wawa credit card could save you at the gas pump. plus we will tell you what the vw ceo is expected to admit to
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volkswagon goes before congress to answer questions about the cheating scandal. horn is expected to admit he knew about the issue 18 months before and he has pulled the application to sell diesel models in the u.s. and futures are lower. look for data on last month's fed meeting. >> that could show how close it was on the fed's decision not to raise interest rates and how warned they were about the global economy. the nasdaq is up 42 to 4791. back over to you. >> landon, thanks. wawa is launching its own credit card. it can only be used in wawa. card users getting 25% discounts for the first 100 gallons, after
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that a 5% discounts. applications can be picked up at wawa stores. looking for another sunny day today. another nice warm-up into the 70s this afternoon, cape may is dry and cool. cape may reported 53 degrees, cape may airport is down to 52. the numbers are still falling at this hour. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> we're live at route 422. no problems eastbound or westbound right now. but we do have some construction work going on, on route 309. i will tell where you when i come back at 5:30. >> i'm katy zachary live in northeast philadelphia. behind me, this school was built specifically for these kids in this neighborhood. so why are dozens of them not coming here? i'll explain after the break. .
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the budget stalemate in pennsylvania kicks the 100 day mark. schools are feeling the effects. we'll explain what it means for students of parents. crews in philadelphia took on this three alarm warehouse fire. this morning, it's still smoldering as someone tries to
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investigate whether someone was inside at the time. >> there are changes in the first alert forecast. good morning, well to him to nbc 10 today. >> yesterday was great. today looks pretty nice, too. >> you can use the g word again. sunshine, 70s this afternoon himf. philadelphia international is stuck at 60 degrees. look at the 40s, very low 50s and low 50s in millvale and atlantic city. philadelphia could reach into the low upper 40s you see a small distance. we'll make a big difference in the weather. mostly clear skies. we stand by at 10:00. we'll be in the

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