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expected to leave any minute. in the digital operations center, keith jones, nbc 10 news. it's going to hit the transformer lines that run along the interstate here very shortly. it's dragging some kind of big cable behind it. >> new at 4:00, we are hearing the 911 calls made as a run away blufrp created chaos across parts of pennsylvania. it may take days or weeks to remove the blimp. >> this was the blunder that really blew up on social media yesterday. somehow this army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in maryland yesterday. nbc 10's doug shimell live near where that blimp went down. what's this about the army using shotguns now in the aftermath? >> exactly. this isn't just a simple matter of going down there and retrieving the material like a fallen parachute. it's steep, dense woods, and there are no roads. then there's the method you mention the army has of
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deflating the balloon. the army says the easiest way to get the remaining helium out of a blimp is to shoot it full of holes with a shotgun. >> when we first got on the scene, first order of business was making sure the site was secured, so we tied it down. >> reporter: the white balloon that ripped in two as it crashed contains technology that targets cruise missiles. >> primarily the radar, that's the most important part, a couple radios, as well, then the rest of it was just power generation and power transformers. >> reporter: the army air and missile defense command says it was all still there after it broke loose from a mooring in maryland. >> weather system going over us at the time. yes, that's what pushed it up to pennsylvania. >> reporter: they don't know why it came loose, trailing a massive cable that shorted or knocked out power lines along the way, but the army says it will take weeks to remove. why does it take so long?
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>> the thing is, it's big. it's big and we're in really rough terrain down there. v-shaped terrain full of streams with a stream running right through it. >> reporter: we just talked with joe nixon with the utility pp and all the electric customers who suffered outages because of the large tether that knocked the power lines down, all of these people have been restored. live in montour county, i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> the stormy weather moved out, but not without leaving damage behind. earlier today crews removed a tree that fell on to power lines during the strong winds. it's nice and mild out there, especially for october. >> that's right. first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now. how big a drop in temperatures are we talking about? >> today we got up to 72 so far, tomorrow we may not even get to 60. plus we'll have some wind after
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that. fair amount of sunshine this afternoon. it has been dry all day, and the temperature has been kind of leveling off right around the 70-degree mark in the philadelphia area. little bit warmer to the south and in middle 60s farther north, except the poconos, 56 degrees, it's chilly there. and we have a sustained wind of 10 to 20 miles an hour. allentown 23 mile an hour sustained winds, we've had gusts over 35 miles an hour up there in parts of the area, so that kind of balances out the warmer temperatures. now the satellite and radar, you see some clouds, but you don't see any rain. it's dry now and going to stay dry through the rest of the evening, but as the sun goes down, the temperatures are going to drop quickly, so if you're headed out past 8:00 tonight, take a jacket with you, because 68 degrees at 6:00, by midnight we're down to 56 degrees. we'll talk about how much cooler it's going to be over the weekend and if we're going to
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see any rain for the trick-or-treating or temple game in the seven day in a few minutes. this video right here is the reason a substitute school van driver is out of a job in new jersey this afternoon. a student recorded the driver heading down the garden state parkway in monmouth parkway all while taking photos of a stuffed animal on the dashboard and looking at her phone. the van got going as fast as 80 miles per hour. and here's another similar case we showed you last night at 11:00. this was a bethlehem area school bus driver suspended now after she was caught texting and driving a bus. this video was also taken by a student on the bus. you can see the driver repeatedly dipping her head down and if you look closely, you can see a phone in her right hand. the superintendent says they are investigating and they've also reported this to police. nbc 10's deanna durante is in the school district right now looking to talk to parents there. we will see the story tonight at
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5:00 p.m. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky went back before a judge today. he's appealing his conviction on more than 40 counts of child sexual abuse. he says he was rushed to trial. today's hearing could see whether he could get access to e-mails between judges and prosecutors. sandusky is currently serving 30 to 60 years in state prison after being convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. >> today testified in federal court, the first in a list of star witnesses expected to be called to the trial of chaka fattah jr. george spencer was in the courtroom all day. fattah got former pennsylvania governor ed rendell as his first witness. how'd that go? >> reporter: jim, it went fast. rendell was on the stand for a grand total of just seven minutes, and an attempt to buy
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the defense to get fattah's indictment thrown out all together really went nowhere. >> going to be a very exciting day at the courthouse. >> reporter: chaka fattah jr. dug in today, cross examining for two hours the fbi agent who admitted in court yesterday he tipped off a newspaper reporter to the 2012 raid at fattah's ritz carlton apartment. >> shortest testimony on record. >> reporter: but the headliner was former governor ed rendell, testifying for the defense. >> i was called by young chaka fattah to establish that he worked for my campaign in 2002. >> reporter: rendell insists he knows very little about the case. the former governor testified simply that his gubernatorial campaign paid fattah $5,000 for photography services. the defense believes that testimony legitimizes fattah's businesses. >> the government has argued that i needed loan funds to purchase nice suits, that i needed the funds to purchase
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nice ties. things like that. turns out, you know, i had money. >> reporter: after questioning the fbi agent this morning, the defense asks the judge to dismiss the indictment, or at least for a hearing on whether the agent's leak tainted the case, but the judge declined and at times pushed fattah to rein in repetitive questions. so far the defense's biggest fattah's business dealings years before the time in question or simply on his personality. former philly mayor john street is expected here tomorrow with testimony similar to what rendell said today. the jury should have this case by next week. live tonight at the federal courthouse, i'm george spencer, nbc 10 news. there's new video of a man who used store merchandise to attack the clerk at a family dollar store in north philadelphia. there he is walking into the store last night. he grabs a hammer from a shelf,
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then threatens the teenage clerk behind the counter. eventually, another worker helps him open the register, he makes off with the cash. he's still on the loose. well, we have got a big showdown on tap this weekend in south philly, the temple owls taking on the fighting irish of notre dame coming up on saturday. the teams will face off at the link, but the pregame festivities are going to happen is setting up for its college game day show. the network will broadcast live from the mall for three hours this saturday, putting the college football spotlight on the city of brotherly love. halloween clash between temple and notre dame is being called the biggest game in temple football history. now septa's calling an audible of sorts ahead of the big game. right now bus routes 17, 33, 44, and 48 are being detoured from market street between fifth and eighth streets up until 1:00 on sunday. on saturday morning, extra
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trains will operate on the market frankford line. saturday evening septa will add southbound train trips on the broad street line beginning at 5:05. from our delaware bureau, today the brandywine zoo broke ground. the plan will create a fully accessible path through the area in the back of the zoo, connecting visitors to the bridge that overlooks the otter and eagle exhibits. a local animal shelter is expanding. >> means more room for pets looking for homes maybe. the camden county board has completed a $1.5 million expansion of the camden county animal shelter in gloucester township. there's room for another 30 dogs and a cats and also a new adoption wing. the expanded facility also has a dedicated area where people can interact and then adopt pets and more space for cats and dogs to run around and have fun. they kept the comfort and care
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of the animals in mind in this redesign. >> we have made it so we are being really respectful to the animals and they deserve that and we want them to just feel safe while they are in our home and we can't wait to place them into loving family's homes. >> the shelter will also offer educational programming on the humane treatment of animals. that programming for school children, as well as adults. a change at the top in washington, congressman paul ryan of wisconsin is the new speaker of the house. >> mr. speaker, the speaker-elect, paul d. ryan of the state of wisconsin! >> ryan was welcomed with rousing applause this morning. his family was there at the house chamber. this places ryan second in line for the presidency. and outgoing speaker john boehner received a bipartisan
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standing ovation as he walked to the podium and delivered his final speech on the house floor. the often emotional republican even came prepared with a box of tissues. in his speech boehner reflected on his nearly quarter century run on capitol hill and his decision to resign. >> i leave with no regrets, no burdens. if anything, i leave the way i started, just a regular guy humbled by the chance to do a big job. >> boehner will resign from his ohio congressional seat saturday. >> did you hear about this, major change for families in china. according to state media, china will drop its one-child policy and allow couples to have two children. that change is being made to improve the balance development of population, according to the government and to deal with an aging population. the one-child policy was introduced in 1979 and was always unpopular. a new recall to tell you
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about this afternoon. recalling about 34,000 child bicycle trailers which allows cyclists to tow children behind their bikes. on seven models made between 2009 and 2015 the black plastic tow bar can actually separate from the bike when it appears to be connected and that can cause a crash. if you have one, stop using it, contact burley designs. what was supposed to be a vacation has ended with a lawsuit for a couple visiting hawaii. a lesbian couple suing the honolulu police department after they say they were arrested for holding hands and kissing inside a grocery store. courtney wilson and taylor guerrero claim they were assaulted by an off duty police officer who witnessed their behavior. then they were arrested and charged with assaulting him. prosecutors eventually threw out the case. >> i got punched in the face. i split my nose open. we were on the ground. >> down into the basement of
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foodland. >> where they continued to harass us about our conduct in the store, asking us if it was worth it, if we were happy where we are. >> the police department says it's opened an internal investigation based on the allegations in the lawsuit, but won't say if the officer is placed on leave. caitlyn jenner is among glamour magazine's women of the year. reese witherspoon on the cover, this is the 25th year glamour has celebrated the achievements of diverse women in intertame, fashion, politics, and business. the issue hits news stands november 10th. caitlyn jenner is one pictured on fold-out covers. the honor comes less than a year after she came out as a transgender woman. the other honorees, five women touched by the south carolina church massacre. glamour's women of the year will be honored at a gala november 9th at carnegie hall. three years ago today superstorm sandy roared ashore, left billions in damage and destruction all across our area.
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$423 million has gone to survivors for housing and other disaster expenses. $3.5 billion has been paid out in flood insurance, and $1.8 billion has been spent on repairing infrastructure like roads, schools, and hospitals. nbc 10's ted greenberg is live at the nbc 10 jersey shore bureau this afternoon. ted, preparing for another sandy, big concern for shore communities, of course. >> it really is, jim, but many neighborhoods are still construction zones and some people are still waiting for work on their homes to start. >> it's very time consuming, very strenuous, very depressing. >> reporter: exactly three years after sandy slammed his hometown, robert is still in limbo. >> very much. >> reporter: and dealing with red tape on the amount of recovery money his family will get to elevate their house and renovate it a second time since the storm. >> extremely frustrating,
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because this is our third appeal and each time the paperwork takes so long. >> reporter: in solari's neighborhood, some houses are abandoned, others have been rebuilt and lifted to comply with stricter flood insurance requirements. >> it's still not restored to what it was. >> reporter: but the sound of construction is still everywhere, with homes in the process of going up. >> i would have never thought three years later there's still people out, still people out of their homes. it's sad. >> reporter: a spokeswoman for the state department of community affairs says the agency does not know the total number of people who remain displaced by sandy, but in an average week dca distributes $7 million directly to home owners. the agency says of the more than 8,000 home owners enrolled in new jersey's largest recovery program, over 7,600 have received at least one payment to rebuild, reconstruct, or elevate their home. 2,000 have finished
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construction. >> a lot of rebuilding's going out there at the end of the day. but the work isn't done yet and we know that. >> the whole bureaucratic process. >> reporter: it could be another year before his family's house is finally finished. >> gets very frustrating and wears on you. >> he's not alone, a new monmouth university survey shows many people who were displaced by sandy three years ago continue to show signs of emotional distress. live at the jersey shore bureau, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> yeah, whole lot different today. we had all that rain yesterday, up to four inches of rain in parts of the poconos. the chill returns. got the forecast for halloween and for the temple game and the next chance of rain in the seven day, which is not in the next couple of days. we have partly cloudy skies, mix
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of clouds and sun during the afternoon. 70 degrees, the winds west at 17, and the humidity is very low. only 56 degrees in mount pocono, but it's actually gotten into the 70s from philadelphia southward, 71 degrees atlantic city international was even warmer than that a couple of hours ago with the gusty west wind. but we do have colder air that's coming in. it's not that far away. it's only 44 in buffalo and detroit. in the middle of the afternoon. 45 in chicago. 47 in des moines, some of that air's headed this way, and so yeah, that's why it's definitely going to be cooler over the next couple of days. the wind direction out of the west and look at these wind gusts, 35 miles an hour in allentown right now, 36 miles an hour in lancaster. we've seen gusts as high as 37. over the next several hours we're expecting the temperature to drop pretty quickly this evening as the wind diminishes.
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the sky is clear, and look at that, by tomorrow morning we're down into the low 40s in the philadelphia area with clear skies and this morning we were in the mid 60s for the low temperatures. so here we are to start the day in the 40s. we have sunshine all day temperatures, most places not even reaching the 60-degree mark. you've got 72 so far today. so that's quite a drop in temperatures. despite all that sunshine, and that means tomorrow night it's really going to get chilly. look at these temperatures going down to the freezing mark in allentown. chilly. trick-or-treating and that's when the sun sets. 52 degrees at 8:00.
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49 at 10:00. so it's totally dark by 6:30, so keep that in mind when you get the kids out there. they are probably going to need some kind of coat. by 8:00 for the temple game, 52. and 49 degrees by 11:00, it's going to be clear, there's not going to be much wind, so that's pretty decent weather for football game, but just have to be bundled up for it. clear, colder tonight, 46 for the low in philadelphia, 39 north and west. tomorrow, a lot of sunshine, but a chilly breeze. most places staying below the 60-degree mark and 10 to 20 mile an hour wind. temperatures in the 30s throughout the area saturday morning, only 58 for the high. we have just a chance of a couple showers sunday afternoon. looks like most of that day is dry. we set the clock back and the temperature goes up. boy does it go up next week, look at that into the mid 70s. >> we like that. >> we love that. thank you, glenn. >> yes, we do.
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if you need one of these, you want it to work. we're talking about a device that could save your child's life in an allergy attack. >> so important. now hundreds of thousands of one brand of pens is being recalled. what parents need to know. plus, time for that furnace check. are you getting what you paid for? well, the nbc 10 investigators go undercover to keep you from getting ripped off. plus a delaware boy who needed a prosthetic hand goes to the library and builds a new hand for himself. you'll hear from the little boy on how he was able to do it. a remarkable story in his own words.
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saturday. the centers want to provide parents peace of mind. experts say parents will still need to provide supervision since some so-called foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. well, a claim on delaware boy cannot do things with one of his hands, so he went to the library and he built a new one. >> yeah, remarkable. colin had some trouble at birth that left him with short fingers on his left hand, so inspired by 3d printing demos he saw, he and his mom downloaded plans for an artificial working hand. they used the wilmington library's free 3d printer to mold 24 parts over 12 hours. look at that. they put all the pieces together at home and created a pretty good working hand. colin thinks this one and any future versions will let him better use his left hand. >> i mean, i'll still be a
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righty, can't really change that, but yeah, eventually i'll be able to work with them pretty much equally. >> this project attracted the attention of penn state students who are now working on a special glove for colin that will let him move each finger individually. >> what do you think, scientist some day? >> absolutely. >> doctor? he's a smart one. >> all of the above. apparently he couldn't grab a can until he did this, and now he can. he picked it up and threw it across the room. >> amazing, love that story. all right, to our weather now, it's getting colder at night, we know that. >> it is. has your furnace clicked on yet? you may be getting it inspected for safety. up next, see what the nbc 10 investigators found when they tested three heating companies and find out what you should do before repair person comes calling. plus this, a new call for chris christie to get out of the presidential race. the reason the major newspaper
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says he's wasting the voters' time. glenn? >> we had a the love rain and wind yesterday, just a lot of wind today. see how much colder that wind is bringing in with the forecast coming up next.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> all new at 4:00, if you had to fire up the furnace yet, if not, it's time soon enough, perhaps even tonight. probably a good time to make sure it's all ready to go. >> the pennsylvania attorney general's office tells us they have more than 140 complaints already this fall about companies potentially ripping off customers on their heater maintenance bill, so the nbc 10 investigators have four companies look at the same furnace. harry hairston's here with what you need to know before you spend your money.
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>> reporter: the heating and cooling maintenance men ed, chris, and al. we asked all three to check out this furnace but didn't tell them they were being recorded. and we didn't tell them we already had the company, the new jersey home owner uses already look at it first. marcus muller works for hutchison heating and cooling, the company charges $65 for a checkup. he went over the furnace to see if there were any problems. >> i'd say the furnace is in good working order. >> reporter: let's see what three companies think, first up, over the phone ed carr quoted us $115 for a checkup. ed is right, the furnace was built in 2012. after spending less than five minutes looking at it and not even turning it on, ed gives the heater a clean bill of health. he did say the outside needs a cleaning. >> has some -- doll it up.
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>> dirt is a biggest enemy. >> reporter: because he didn't have to do anything to the furnace, ed didn't charge us. >> i didn't do anything but tell us it doesn't need servicing. >> reporter: next, crt heating and cooling. chris thomas is the owner. we were quoted $99 for this service. his complete inspection takes about a half an hour. chris checks the filter, takes some readings, tightens the screws. when he turns on the heater, he notices the noise. first time we've heard about this issue. he goes to work and finds the problem, a small piece of plastic. chris says it would not have done any damage other than being an annoying sound. >> that's better. >> reporter: he says the furnace is in good shape and charges $99 for the checkup. chris tells us you might have to be careful of companies with low up front costs. >> there is guys out there that charge $50 to come out and do a service, but they'll come out and say mrs. jones, it's going
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to be an additional $400 to make repairs and mrs. jones doesn't know a heater from another one. >> reporter: finally, al's heating and ac service. al quoted us our highest price, $135. like chris, he checks the filter, the bolts, and screws. >> just want to make sure the water column is good for you. >> reporter: he also checks the water pressure using a tube, taking a reading. >> the water column should be anywhere between 3.3 and 3.5. >> reporter: he also takes out the flame sensor and cleans it, even though he said it's already clean. >> they are not really crazy. >> reporter: al collects his $135 for about one hour's worth of work and is our most thorough checkup. >> got a good heater here, buddy. >> reporter: jim and jacqueline, none of these companies tried to charge us more than the quoted price or sell us more services.
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but the prices were different from $65 to $135. the average checkup takes between 30 to 60 minutes. the companies agree you can prevent some issues by keeping the area around your heater clean. you should also make sure the company you hire is licensed with the state that you live in, plus check their i.d. to make sure they are who they say they are before you let them into your home. for the investigators, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> a live look outside at 8th and market streets in center city. another 70-degree day for the end of october. >> unbelievable. first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is back, though, and he has the scoop on a cool down that's on the way. >> that trick-or-treat forecast, glenn, is so important. how are the kids and parents going to fair out there? >> certainly not going to be anywhere near as warm as it has been today. we have a lot of clouds around now, prevented it from being
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even warmer than the 72 degrees we've seen so far for the high and the current reading still right around 70 degrees in philadelphia and points to the south, little bit cooler to the north. the average high is down to 62 for this time of the year, and the average wind here is ten to 20 miles an hour. lancaster reporting a sustained wind of 28. so it is pretty windy out there, at least parts of the area. we have some clouds around, but no rain. as you can see, radar would show it if it was anywhere nearby, so it's just cloud cover out there and it's not going to be raining. but the temperature is going to be dropping quickly, especially if the skies start to clear this evening. we'll talk about how much colder it's going to get this weekend and when the next rain is coming in a few minutes. >> okay, glenn. new businesses now providing some hope for workers in beleaguered atlantic city. today marks the official grand open of the new atlantic city
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contact center inside the claridge hotel. a lot of them will handle customer service, order taking, technical support calls for retail, catalog, and utility companies. good news there. >> really good news. there's such a focus on germ fighting and antibacterial products, now there may be a new way to fight germs. >> the stuff you put on the walls could soon help keep you healthy, too. the new paint that fights infections next. and how about a kitten to make you smile, jim? some young animals headed to local offices today on a mission to find new homes.
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it's a new program that's already saved more than 100 local lives. >> today local police were honored for using a drug to reverse theesque effects of a overdose. police say it saved 135 lives in
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the 11 months since officers began carrying narcan and delaware county the first in the state to train and equip all officers with the life-saving drug. police are hoping this second chance for some people will help them turn their lives around. >> we'll continue to do this and hopefully these people once we're able to bring them back from near death a lot of times, that they can get the necessary help they need to move on with their lives. >> officials say right now heroin and opiate overdoses are the leading causes of accidental death in the state. the paint you use on your walls may soon help fight infections that make you sick. sherwin williams is developing an antibacterial paint. the paint can be used in places where infection spreads quickly like hospitals and schools. the environmental protection agency says that paint can kill more than 99.9% of bacteria and is expected out next year. the catch, it's not going to be cheap. it's expected to cost about $85
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a gallon. don't forget to vote for our high school football game of the week. here's a look at the early voting this week. come on, folks, cast your vote nbc10.com, also call or text your vote, 610-624-4111. did i say dial? nobody dials anymore. voting closes at 6:30. we're going to announce the winner tonight at nbc 10 news at 11:00. today is national cat day. the pennsylvania spca teamed up with uber to deliver adoptable kittens to businesses across the area. drivers dropped off the kittens for 15-minute play dates. you can see the animals were a big hit here at mercy university. the event also raised money for the spca.
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>> cute. black friday is coming up quickly. >> another retailer announces if it will be open early this year and should he get out of the race? the new call for governor christie to end his bid for the white house. and much colder air is on the way in. i'll tell you how cold it's going to get and if it's going to be rain by the end of the weekend. first alert forecast. then all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, caught in the act. we told you about this earlier, two school bus drivers accused of putting students in danger while they are behind the wheel. now parents are asking what can be done to keep their children safe.
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well, bargain hunters will once again be able to get a jump start on deals at macy's. macy's announced it will open at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. it had its first thanksgiving
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opening two years ago. people will be getting out there in that particular store. >> oh, yeah. nearly 24 hours after the republican debate, calls to end his presidential run. >> that's the message from the new york times editorial board to new jersey governor chris christie. yeah, the paper points to christie's stagnant polling figures and his less than stellar fundraising efforts. all comes a day after christie took part in his third debate and while the republicans continue to compete for an advantage, they found unity on one issue, they are angry about how that debate was run. as nbc 10 national correspondent steve handelsman reports, they are demanding change. >> reporter: jeb bush campaigned in new hampshire trying to put the debate behind him. >> all about trying to figure out the got ya question to make people look bad. >> reporter: he seemed to many tentative last night. his attack against marco rubio may have backfired.
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>> this was a six-year term and you should show up to work. >> reporter: bush bombed, agony, beginning of the end are today's headlines. rubio is getting kudos. many candidates slammed cnbc's debate team. >> they want us to kill each other. >> is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign? >> it's not a comic book and not a very nicely asked question the way you say that. >> reporter: ted cruz fired back. >> this is not a cage match. how about talking about the substantiative issues people care about? >> reporter: cnbc's carl quintanilla. >> we thought the questions were meant to be fair and provocative and however they respond should be instructive to voters. >> reporter: ben carson. >> do you think there was a failure to talk about those things tonight? >> we really did not get into those issues. >> reporter: carson today in denver demanded debates based on issues. >> i asked my staff to reach out
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to the other campaigns to talk about a change in format. >> reporter: after a controversial debate in colorado. so two questions are unanswered tonight, will the next debate in 12 days in milwaukee have different rules, and which candidates are getting a boost from last night's debate? i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, boulder, colorado. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> there's no debate here. it was kind of warm for this time of the year. the average high 62 degrees and we were 70 for the second day in a row, but the chill's going to return and halloween temple forecast on the chilly side, and the next chance for rain coming before the weekend is over. we have a lot of clouds around right now, but there's no rain anywhere nearby. 70 degrees. it's kind of windy, as well. but that 70, like i said, average high is 62, 72 yesterday, with all that rain.
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59 friday, 58 saturday, then we're up to 67 on sunday. next week we're back into the 70s. this cool down is just temporariment see the west wind here, 56 in mount pocono. mid 60s through the rest of the area, quakertown 64, washington township 67. 68, and still in the 70s at the airport. 70 or above right to the beaches because of the west wind, but it is colder. significantly colder back to the west. only 44 in the middle of the afternoon in detroit. 45 in chicago. that's where our air is coming from. yeah, it's going to be a whole lot colder tomorrow. and we continue to see some pretty impressive wind gusts now, especially to the north and west. 36 miles an hour in lancaster, 35 in allentown. and even stronger than that
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earlier today. this is the cold front that is bringing that thing. it's coming through tonight and mild air, it's going to be with us for a couple more hours, then it's gone. cooler air coming down from the northwest and especially by tomorrow night and saturday morning, we'll see temperatures in the 30s across much of the area, down to the freezing mark in allentown. 33 degrees in reading. 34 in trenton. and saturday night, not quite as cold, but still kind of chilly. 56 for any trick-or-treating at 6:00, the official sunset is at 6:00, it gets dark, completely dark a half hour after that. so keep that in mind. so it's going to get kind of chilly and it's going to be chilly for the temple game, too, but it will be dry. it will be mostly clear and there won't be much wind. at least there's not going to be any wind chill on top of that. 46 for a low tonight, 39 north
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and west as we start to clear out, and tomorrow a lot of sunshine, chilly breeze there. highs only in the upper 50s. again, got to 72 today, so you'll feel that. 58 degrees on saturday after that very chilly morning. sunday not as cool. extra hour of sleep and just a chance of a couple showers in the afternoon. little better chance of showers on monday as the system slides to the south, and then once that goes by, gets nice and warm for much of next week. >> seconds count when a child is having an allergic reaction. >> thousands turn to a simple injection to save a life and now those little pens are being recalled. we'll tell you which ones and what you should do if you have one.
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important information about a device that can save a life during a severe allergic reaction. thousands of epinephrine injectors are being recalled. they may not give the right amount of the life saving drug. >> the recall involves auvi-q injections. here's a report on parent concerns. >> reporter: sweet little 6-year-old simi knows precisely what she's allergic to and her mom is hypervigilant when it comes to her daughter's food allergies. >> my daughter is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, seeds, shellfish, kiwi, and mango. >> reporter: danielle is well stocked with auvi-q. >> the shorter needle, so for someone who doesn't know what to do out in the world if she's out, which is rare, but she
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always has this, and so even at school or like today she stayed after for the play. >> reporter: her youngest has food allergies, as well. >> i have 11 at my house because i have two kids, we have school bags, bags that go to dance, everything is stocked. >> reporter: now the pile is kept at the ready has to go. tomorrow it's time to call the pediatrician for a script for epi-pen. >> i'm sure his office is going to be slammed, as all the pharmacies around here are going to be slammed, so i'm hoping there are a few left for us. >> reporter: don't be surprised if we see temporary epi-pen shortages. >> auvi-qs are very popular. if you took them all away and had to replace them, the market is going to be tight for the short-term. >> reporter: the recall covers injectors which inspire march 2016 through december 2016 and have the lot numbers 2299596 through 3037230. for information on how to return the injectors, consumers can
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visit the product's website. katy zachary, nbc 10 news. >> as we said, important information and life saving information, too. nbc 10 news at 5:00 is next. >> here's keith jones. >> next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, we trust that bus drivers get students where they need to be safely. tonight two drivers from our area are under fire for what they were caught doing behind the wheel. parents say they are not satisfied with one of their punishments. and a much drier and mild day today, but a cold front's about to move through. that's really going to drop temperatures for your friday. how cold it's going to get coming up. plus, temple football fans are hoping they take down the fighting irish this weekend. we'll show you why some players on the notre dame roster also have some philly pride. that's next on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
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right now at 5:00, how do you clean up a 240-foot blimp? tonight pennsylvania state troopers pulled out their shotguns. plus, flames on the highway, passengers run to safety after their plane catches fire. but first, caught in the act. two school bus drivers accused of putting students in danger while they are behind the wheel. nbc 10 at 5:00 starts right now. you saw cell phone video there catching those two drivers texting and taking photos.
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in one case there the driver was going 80 miles an hour. >> parents are asking what can be done to keep children safe on school buses. deanna durante joins us live outside liberty high school in bethlehem. the bus driver in this case was caught texting behind the wheel. she's on leave. the police are involved, and deanna, this video really is crystal clear of what she was doing. >> reporter: parents we showed the video to today say, what can you do, who can police the bus drivers on the buses? well, it turns out it's the students. >> oh, my goodness. yeah, that's horrendous. >> reporter: the video has been all over the internet. but not everyone saw it, like john. >> shouldn't be texting at all while driving. >> reporter: we spotted him after he pulled over to make a phone call. he says if this bus driver did that, she wouldn't be suspended from her job tonight. >> big mistake. >> reporter: school officials say the driver is on suspension, they say they have alerted

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