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this morning you'll probably want the big coat before you step out. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with his coat on, not the big one. bill. >> this is, yes, this will do, you know. actually this is typical this time of year. this is typical october weather. yesterday we got a taste of december. right now the temperatures, well, they are falling at this hour, down to 39 in reading. 42 right now at pottstown. it's in the upper 40s for philadelphia, mount holly and millville yesterday was in the 20s. we're better this morning. we'll see a warm-up during the day. sunshine, 7:00, 47 degrees, by 10:00, 54. and then we are well into the 60s. that's 1:00 this afternoon with a lot more sunshine in store during the afternoon hours, so the warming trend continues later today. got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we're watching for an accident scene, a car versus tractor-trailer, in quakertown
on route 309, closing it only the southbound side. right around tollgate road right in this area here. all traffic being forced off still at tollgate road. creating a backup. you see old bethlehem pike wraps up around this way, pretty much parallel to the scene. you'll be fine heading through the area. there is no real traffic on old bethlehem pike right now. new jersey on the 42 freeway, northbound lanes here, we are headed that way northbound toward the area bridges in philadelphia or 295 no problem. we industrial a five-minute drive time northbound from 55 headed to the walt whitman bridge. the rest of the bridges are clear. watch for construction reopened right now in new jersey on route 55 southbound, that's between little mill road and franklinville and garden road in vineland, lane closures until about 3:00, 3:30 this afternoon. we are following breaking news this morning in philadelphia's kensington section. >> that's where police are
investigating a violent home invasion from overnight. nbc 10's katy zachry has been on scene all morning. what do you know about this crime now? >> reporter: police say there's a lot to it and they aren't kidding. to start out with, police believe that two masked men broke into this home near the nergs of allegheny and f streets, around 2:30 this morning. inside the men tied up two people. now, there was a third person in the house, she was forced at knife point, police say, to drive the suspects to a nearby atm machine where she withdrew money. they had a hammer and threatening her with a hammer. the woman drove back to the house, outside she started screaming at her attackers. neighbors heard, called police who when they arrived able to grab one of the suspects. officers went in the house and found one of the tied up victims who had been stabbed, the other was screaming. >> the 26-year-old female who was tied up and tied to a chair
when police found her she still had a rope wrapped around her neck. she was hysterical, very upset. >> reporter: back out live, we're focusing in on a store front which is right across the street from where this home invasion happened. police tell us that they are reviewing surveillance video that they have obtained from this store, they are hoping that it will shed some light on who that second suspect is. he was last seen running north on f street wearing all dark clothing. if you have information contact east detectives. reporting live in kensington, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." >> in philadelphia, someone shot a man in the head, killing him. philadelphia police found that man lying on 11th street in west oak lane, officers rushed the man to the hospital but he died. police don't have any suspects or motive at this time. a local family saying thanks for the outpouring of sport since an unfortunate incident
told the world they were homeless. nbc 10 was there as chosen 300 ministry provided dinner to michael jones and his family. they were thrust into the spotlight after their 2-year-old son was found walking alone in love park this weekend. it turns out the family had no place to live so they spent the night there, and the toddler wandered away. the story inspired so many people to offer help and the ministry has raised $12,000 in order to provide the family with housing for a year. >> i said i would have never thought it was people out here that would randomly help us or organizations out there to help us. >> the family will be staying in a hotel for a week before moving into housing. meantime, the family of 3-year-old brendan creato is finalizing funeral plans, investigators continue to search for clues into how he died. he was found in the woods in haddon township camden county last week hours after he was reported missing. a private service for brendan is
scheduled for thursday. investigators recently checked the cooper river but say they did not find new evidence. 5:35. happening today we'll get our first glimpse at the results of a controversial standardized test in new jersey, the state department of education will reveal the percentage of students who met grade level expectations on the new parcc exam. teacher groups and parents question whd the scores are a valid measurement of student success. >> a new survey finds a lot of parents don't know how to find the emergency plan for their child's day care or preschool. nearly 40% said there had been an emergency situation, power outage or lock down at their child's school over the past two years but only 37% knew if an emergency plan existed. experts say many centers may be well prepared for those
situations but emergency plans don't work well if the parents aren't aware of them. >> peco customers who want to switch from electric to gas heat in their home or business now qualify for rebates. customers can get rebates up to $200, commercial customers up to $1,000. a second discount for entire neighborhoods that make the switch. officials say the plan will help peco meet increased demand for natural gas service. 5:36. the eagles are in first place this morning thanks to a victory over the new york giants at the link. how about that. >> the blackout worked. quite a change from two weeks ago when the birds were fighting to save their season. after the birds spotted the giants an early touchdown this happened. bradford found riley cooper to tie the game at 7 in the first quarter. then the eagles defense took over. nolan carroll running it back for six. then later demarco murray had his best game of the season, right there with the stiff arm and around the corner for the touchdown. it put the game out of reach.
the birds blasted the g-men, 27-7. >> a win's a win. to beat that team by 20 points here tonight, you know, obviously we're taking things week by week and our goal was to get out here with a win. >> both sides had a lot of penalties, and the turnovers. but they certainly did more with their opportunities than we did. >> the eagles are now and the giants are both 3-3 on the season, but the birds' victory last night gives them the lead in the nfc east. next up for the eagles, more prime time exposure on nbc sunday night football. the birds visit the undefeated carolina panthers. >> now to breaking news from new york and a live picture from chelsea where firefighters are pouring water on what was a four-alarm fire. a 10-story building that was being converted into apartments caught fire about 2 1/2 hours ago. no reports of injuries.
we'll keep you posted. still ahead, southern california's bracing for one of the strongest el ninos in years, the forecasters say the strongest in 18 years to be precise. they say the los angeles area could get hit with up to 200% more rain than average. >> no rain in our forecast, no big cold weather like we saw yesterday. it is chilly out. a live dry view of boathouse row. 46 degrees at 5:38.
20 minutes before 6:00. a pretty nice and typical morning for october. sunshine is going to be bright and the gentle breeze you see blowing now that's going to stay with us this afternoon. 46 degrees currently at northeast philadelphia, 13 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. and wind, now 15 as the airport
in philadelphia international, 12 miles in dover. will help with the warm-up and the next couple days as well. tracking a few clouds, they will stay to the north where the rain is falling. a few scattered clouds at times in the pocono mountains. still, lots of sunshine. look at the warm-up. yesterday 55 degrees, we'll be in the upper 60s in fleet wood, pennsburg and bethlehem. look at the 70s, new hope, morristown up to 70. and 68 for milford and symrna. a nice southwest breeze. there is 70 for philadelphia. wilmington and woodtown, 68 the high temperature today. things are changing by the time we get to the weekend. got your seven-day forecast, we're back in ten minutes. >> it's time to check 95 before you step out the door. >> jessica boyington has that. what are you seeing on 95? >> we're seeing pretty much smooth sailing. our cameras around girard avenue.
13 minutes hasn't budged from woodhaven to the vine street expressway. heading into the center city area currently no problems. we know that 95 is one of the first to jam up, down 202 as well. you can see no problems with drive times. 10 minutes, 11 at the most headed south on 202 from the schuylkill expressway, into 30. for mass transit we have no problems or delays this morning from new jersey transit, when i come back we'll update the accident scene on route 309 and more drive times. >> see you then. 5:4. 2 a family member finds the body of an 11-year-old girl missing for a year. we'll tell you about the delivery that led to the gruesome discovery and the charges the mom is facing. vince mazzeo-
>> former nba star lamar odom is transferring to a 0 los angeles hospital to continue treatment after being found unresponsive at a legal brothel last week. he regained consciousness friday. sources tell e news he was taken off life support and is breathing on his own. doctors say he is able to move his arms and legs but will need rehab. his estranged wife making the trip with him. investigators will continue looking into whether odom
suffered a drug overdose while at the brothel. >> cosby covered up. look at this, someone put a sticker of north korean lead er on top of a mural. a friend of the artist removed the sticker yesterday saying regardless of the accusations against cosby he remains a respected man. >> a medical examiner says a doctor with ties to south jersey died of an overdose in an apartment. the report shows kiersten cerveny overdosed on alcohol and cocaine. she was originally from washington township, gloucester county and worked as a dermatologist in new york. police questioned two men including one thought to be her boyfriend. but neither is expected to face chargings. >> happening today, two people charged in the death of a toddler who became known as baby doe have a hearing. the body of the child was found on a beach in massachusetts in june. the mother rachelle bond and her
boyfriend were arrested last month and are street appear in court today. >> investigators are still trying to unravel the details into the death of an 11-year-old florida girl who had been missing for a year. the aunt of the girl found her body in a freezer sunday night. the woman said the girl's mother and a male companion dropped off the freezer at her home last week, investigators question the man, the medical examiner is working to determine how the girl died and how long ago. her mother appeared before a judge yesterday now charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of the girl's 12-year-old brother. police saying a doctor found he had injuries consistent with abuse. >> i can't understand why, i know as a mom you get frustrated but you walk away. you know, you walk away. >> officials say the mother had been telling people she was home schooling the girl and explained
that's why she had been absent from school. the state has taken custody of her four other children. >> wildlife officers in central florida will begin running tests on an alligator shot and killed by officers. it's the same suspected of killing a man. divers found that man's body yesterday and when wildlife officers spotted the gator in the area, they shot it. and that happened just as an official was giving the media there an update on the situation. listen to this. >> if you hear a gun shot that's because they are looking for this alligator. there is another one. >> investigators say the man was swimming with friends when they noticed he was missing. a medical examiner will now determine whether the gator attacked the man or if something else happened. >> southern california is bracing for one of the strongest el ninos in years. forecasters say 18 years to be precise. they say the los angeles area could get up to 200% more rainfall than average.
el nino happens when the eastern pacific ocean is unusually warm enough to impact the atmosphere and change weather patterns. the region got a taste last week with flash floods and mudslides. >> a small grass fire quickly got out of control near houston yesterday burning four homes and more than 700 acres. the fire is 80% contained now. officials think they narrowed down a cause, a trailer filled with hay that blew on a tire -- on a highway, they say the rim created sparks when it hit the cement, started a fire. no reports of injuries. 10 minutes benefit 6:00. it's chilly out but usually this time of year it is chilly. the temperatures running right about normal. clear skies so we cleared the way for plenty of sunshine and a warm-up. 47 degrees right now, that's in philadelphia, philadelphia international 11 degrees warmer than yesterday. look at the wind now at 15 miles
an hour. that's going to help with the warm-up, the wind stays with us into this afternoon. the clear view from the comcast center in center city. nothing but sunshine during the day and the warming trend that starts is going to continue for the next few. 39 degrees in reading, but most of the area is in the 40s and warmer than yesterday. can den is 46, haddonfield 43 degrees and 45 in voorhees and glor dor ra, these cities in the 30s yesterday morning. they are in the clear this morning. no sign of any activity on the radar screen and i don't expect any today. but the weekend, that's a different story. for today, it's sunshine. grab your sunglasses and a jacket. but this afternoon you probably will be ditching the jacket with bright sunshine, it's going to be a quick warm-up and even warmer tomorrow. the seven-day forecast, cold to start with, 75 wednesday afternoon. and then it happens again on thursday, right back up to 75. but, a cold front late thursday,
then will drop the temperatures back in the chill zone for friday and cold saturday morning. 38 degrees to start with. sunday, clouds arrive, a chance of showers, then cool day monday as we dry out, partly sunny skies. >> it's 9 minutes before 6:00. heading out the door, on the roads including 309 we're following. >> see if that's clearing up. nbc's jessica boyington has been out there a while now. >> it's out there for over an hour. it was a vehicle involved with a tractor-trailer accident. so it was closing off 309 southbound around tollgate road which is right in this area. now you can see from our maps which you can see the areas are green now and moving. but not reported dwlaet the area is cleared and opened up. since we don't have cameras on the scene right now i'm going to say worry about this alternate. there is crew on the scene. we'll keep you updated as soon
as we have word 309 is open. for now take old bethlehem pike. on the blue route around the schuylkill expressway no problems north or southbound, southbound drive times, just four minutes. more on these and the 309 accident when i come back in the next ten. >> the cameras are on us all the time. >> wait. let me adjust that. >> we have periscope said up. join us and see what happens off cram, off these cameras, and on that camera. all you have to do is follow us on periscope, our address nbc philadelphia. >> we're having good discussions today. look at this video. this slip and slide is more than 2,000 feet long. we'll till where you have to go to experience what is now the longest water slide on record.
the chinese people to do their part protecting elements, rhinos and other animals. >> i'm absolutely convinced that china can become a global leader in the protection of wildlife. your influence in the world means you can change the face of conservation in this century. >> his appeal comes as china's president is set to begin a four-day state visit to britain. >> decision 2016 now. a current candidate for the democratic presidential nomination could shake up the race later. jim webb's campaign says he's now considering running for the white house as an independent. the former senator will discuss the plans today. he says that he felt like the democratic debate last week had been rigged in terms of who got the most time on stage. >> another big shake-up for the democrats could come from vice president joe biden. we're told that he's nearing a decision on when and whether he will enter the presidential race. multiple sources tell nbc news that could come by tomorrow.
here is a hint about biden from a local congressman. brendan boyle tweeted i have a very good source that tells me vp biden will run for prez. we reached out to boyle's spokesperson for more explanation on this tweet but we haven't heard back. >> on the republican side of things, donald trump now has his highest level of support in the polls since entering the presidential race. a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows 25% of gop primary voters support trump. ben carson comes in second with 22%. last night in south carolina trump spoke about his new numbers. >> we're number one position and you have a lot of people that are not doing well in that poll i'll have to -- you have a lot of zeros, you know, zero. zero. zero. >> we learned yesterday that the trump and carson campaigns have both requested secret service protection. a congressional advisory committee will determine if they get that.
>> and on the decision 2015 front, and the race for mayor the candidates for mayor of philadelphia clashed again with two weeks to go until election day. republican melissa marie bailey and democrat jim kenney debated. kenney repeated support for expanding the port of philadelphia to create blue collar jobs, bailey saying the company that runs the terminal contributed to kenney's campaign. the third and final debate is set for friday. candidates may get tougher questions today from 150 elementary schoolers in philadelphia. they get a chance to ask mayoral candidates some tough questions. melissa marie bailey and jim kenny are meeting with fourth and fifth grade students for conversation with the candidates. the students will present and discuss their ideas on how they believe the next mayor should improve the city and its schools. and former pennsylvania governor and mayor ed rendell is expected
to be there. if you are a fan of water slides and trips overseas you should probably check this out. this is a slip and slide that's more than 2,000 feet long, it just opened up in jordan in the dead sea. guiness world records has certified it as the longest slip and slide on the planet. wee. you have to say that on a slip and slide. there's a story behind this. this was built as part of a tourism campaign to boost tourism in jordan because of all of the unrest in the region. you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. >> thank you very much, chris. we're going to start now, right to the stories. >> we're following breaking news in philadelphia. three people are recovering this morning after a home invasion. we're live at the scene with the details on what may have saved
the victims' lives. >> it's chilly this morning, but a warm-up is on the way. and we're getting a warming trend. it's 46 degrees. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. this is why st. paul my favorite time of year. the day after a big eagles win. >> yes. >> and it's in the 70s, maybe low 70s today. a perfect fall day. right to meteorologist bill henley with the forecast. >> beats the cold yesterday. so cold to stafrmt 20s and 30s, much better this morning. this is what akd feels like. we will see lots of sunshine, right now the temperatures, they are looking chilly, 40 in pottstown, wrights down 40, it's 48 degrees at philadelphia international, chester county, west chester down to 38. phoenix industrial warmer at 44, coatesville has well, stopped reporting. they were at 39 degrees. but the entire area will see sunshine and a quick warm-up. ew