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jets tracked it before it finally came down. nbc 10's doug shimell reports on the sensitive materials onboard the blimp now stuck in the woods in muncy. >> deer, turkey, or bear once in awhile, but don't see blimps. >> reporter: the balloon was more than just a bizarre site in montour county. >> this is the reason power was out. >> reporter: power was finally restored to customers knocked out by the tether the blimp dragged behind it after it broke loose from its mooring in aberdeen, maryland, and the army has now rolled in to bring it back. but first they had to vent the remaining helium inside by blasting it with a shotgun. the army's air and missile defense command says all of the equipment was there, none of it top secret. >> primarily the radar, obviously, that's the most important part. there was a couple radios we were looking for, as well, and the rest of it was power generation and power transformers. >> reporter: they have been able
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to remove the tail section, but the army is now discovering what local hunters have known for years about the steep, dense terrain with no roads. >> we drag our deer up and it takes a long time. that's a deer, weighs 120 pounds. what are they going to do with that stuff? >> reporter: the army says it may take weeks. >> i appreciate the patience of all the locals around here as we try and clean up our mess around here. >> reporter: still unanswered is why the blimp broke loose in the first place, as the remnants of hurricane patricia came up the coast. the army says it will not speculate on that. in anthony township, montour county, doug shimell, nbc 10 news. to our weather, boy was it a warm day today and a beautiful sunset right now over center city, philadelphia, but get ready for the chill just hours from returning. nbc 10 chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz joining us now with his first alert forecast. glenn, is this going to be the big chill or not that dramatic? >> well, fairly dramatic
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compared to how mild it's been the last two days. 72 degrees, ten degrees above average. clouds today preventing it from getting even warmer than that 72 degrees. and right now the clouds are keeping it from falling that much. 67 degrees in philadelphia, 60 in pottstown, allentown, and lancaster, but it's going to be falling fairly quickly. we also have wind here, ten to 20 mile an hour sustained winds across the area to make it feel a little bit cooler. so the wind is going to be diminishing, temperatures down as low as 39 in allentown tonight. 46 in philadelphia, 37 degrees in mount holly. there will be some cold places, but nobody is going to be seeing any rain. that may not last all the way through the weekend. the rain chances, along with how cool it's going to get tomorrow night, which is cooler in a few minutes. >> see you then. new developments in a fight over a drug and alcohol rehab center site in camden county. protesters planning a rally in just a few minutes ahead of a
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special zoning board meeting later tonight. cydney long is joining us live from haddonfield. is this one of the cases of not in my backyard? >> reporter: jim, sort of. residents tell me it's more like not next to me child's school. and they will have two opportunities to sound off tonight. first at a rally planned right here on the front steps of the hall at 6:45 and inside during a public comment session at the 7:30 planning board meeting. this is as the developer tells me he has every right to move full steam ahead. >> i don't know anyone that's happy about it, personally. >> reporter: she says she'll sell her home if recovery centers for america and the addicts it might attract move into the bancroft campus. it's right next door to the high school and footsteps from her front door. >> i didn't move here to, you know, pay almost the highest taxes in new jersey to live
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across the street from a drug rehab. >> i have three children, 9, 7, and 4 and we have a while before we're headed down kings highway, but i will say this is the long game. this is something that can really affect our kids and really put our kids at risk. this is an interesting picture. >> reporter: with the haddonfield citizens group organizes buttons and flyers she'll distribute. the group hired an attorney to fight the recovery facility. o'neal properties owns the bancroft property. the school is moving in 2017. residents say the borough is working to rescue the land by buying some of the 19-acre site. >> we want to support the commissioners in their attempt to gain control of the property. >> people need help, if everybody says we don't want to have a center for help, nobody will get help. >> reporter: retired teacher ken schmidt sides with the developer. with heroin addiction and deaths exploding nationwide, substance abusers are a protected class. >> i taught in cherry hill and there's a recovery center at
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cherry hill hospital and it was never a problem in 40 years. >> i wish everyone well and everyone deserves a chance to get better. i just don't want to live across the street from it. >> reporter: haddonfield's mayor just e-mailed me he can't share the details about the ongoing negotiations, but the borough is trying to purchase part of the parcel of land at the bancroft site, he says, so they can have some say on what private developer ends up there. live in haddonfield, cydney long, nbc 10 news. tonight there are calls for chris christie to drop out of the race for president. >> in government? >> do you want me to answer or do you want to answer? because i got to tell you the truth, even in new jersey what you're doing is called rude. >> even in new jersey.
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well today the new york times editorial board called for christie to drop out of the race. the headline "governor christie, time to go home." it says new jersey is in trouble and his presidential run is nothing more than a vanity project. christie tweeted, can't read the article because i don't have a subscription, but i can tell you this, i'm not going anywhere. back to the debate now, were you watching when the issue of regulating fantasy sports came up? christie called that a stupid idea. christie says debt, isis, and unemployment are bigger concerns. nevada now requires fan duel and draft kings to get a gamblers license, other states are thinking about that, as well, including pennsylvania. comcast, the parent company of nbc 10, is an investor in fan duel. well, this will slow you down, work on i-495 around wilmington begins tonight. there will be lane closures to watch out for. crews are shutting down the span over terminal avenue. there's a broken bridge joint that needs to be replaced.
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the broken joint doesn't pose a danger to drivers but will take about a month to get the repairs done. you may remember traffic troubles 18 months ago, the 495 bridge was shut down for months after support columns were leaning. about 90,000 drivers use the bridge every day. this may get you moving, though, tomorrow the manayunk bridge trail reopens for bikers and walkers connecting the trail, offering up views we haven't seen the past 30 years. look at that. there's a ribbon cutting and grand ceremony tomorrow morning. grand opening ceremony. dozens of people showed up to adventure aquarium with a different adventure in mind, a job, the city of camden hosted a job fair today. 40 employers were there with open arms wanting to fill more than 1,500 positions with camden residents. it's a push that comes from several companies moving their headquarters to camden.
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>> we want to connect our residents to these opportunities so that we can help to revive our city and drive down our unemployment rate. >> local companies, colleges, contractors, and hospitals all had booths to interview candidates. jerry sandusky returned to a courtroom today. keith? >> jim, sandusky and his new attorney are appealing his conviction based on ineffective counsel, lack of subpoena power, and prosecutorial misconduct. kathleen kane recently claimed the judge supervising the sandusky grand jury leaked secret information. she has until wednesday to reveal information of who, what, when, and how the information was released. if she doesn't, the attorney general must testify before him in court next thursday. kane's office says she will comply. sandusky's currently serving 30
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to 60 years in state prison after being convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. if you recall, he lost a previous round of appeals. keith jones, nbc 10 news. new at 6:00, a guilty verdict today for a cherry hill man in a deadly crash. didn't take a gloucester county jury very long at all to find him guilty of vehicular homicide in this crash that killed mary campbell two years ago. khan was driving more than 100 miles an hour when he crashed into a car. campbell was a passenger in the car and she broke her neck. sentencing is set for january. a young woman's recovering tonight after she was attacked and sexually assaulted in the middle of the day in wilmington. police tell nbc 10 a predator grabbed a 19-year-old woman, pulled her into an alley on west third street yesterday afternoon at 12:30. the man was wearing a mask after he assaulted her, he ran away. today one of philadelphia's most famous politicians
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testified in federal court. it was the first in a list of star witnesses expectsed to be called in the fraud chiel of chaka fattah jr. he opened his case today with testimony from former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, testifying he hired fattah jr. as a photography consultant during a campaign and that he was satisfied with his work. >> did good work, he showed up every time we asked him, he showed up on time and he was pretty charming in dealing with the public. >> chaka fattah jr. was accused of bank and tax he says he will call former philadelphia mayor john street to the stand, as well. street hired him as a photography consultant also. coming up next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, the bionic man, how about the bionic boy? you're going to meet the local 10 year old who made his own hand. plus a back seat passenger catches a new jersey driver in the act and it is not just any driver. glenn? >> in case you put away the
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winter coats, got to bring them back out. forecast is straight ahead, plus whether you'll need a coat over your halloween costume.
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for a 10 year old. this smart young man was born with problems with one of his hands, he's from delaware. so what did he do about it? he went to the library to read up on how to build a new hand and he did just that. delaware bureau reporter tim furlong reports on how it's changing the boy's life. >> reporter: colin was born with his hand in a fist. surgeries opened up his left hand, but the fingers will always be small. colin is okay with it, his motto -- >> sometimes different is good. >> reporter: this smart 10 year old and his mom hooked up with an organization, colin went to the wilmington library where he and a librarian fired up the 3d printer the public can use for free. 12 hours, hours of construction work later, colin had a functioning left hand. >> i can pick up a few bottles. i can attach a lego.
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>> reporter: it's not perfect, it is cool. his classmates all wish they had one. >> a lot of them wish they could try it on. >> reporter: do you let them? >> no, it wouldn't fit them. >> it's empowering and a confidence booster. >> reporter: for colin, a likely inspiration for other families who struggle to pay for prosthetics. >> problem with prosthetics, kids grow out of them so fast. with 3d printing, you can do something cheap. >> i think it's more of a prototype. >> reporter: colin's glove and his story has attracted the attention of penn state university students working on a glove just for colin that will allow him to move each finger individually. colin did request some upgrades. >> i wanted, like, a back plate that i can build on with legos, maybe a screwdriver finger, flash drive finger. >> reporter: if they don't give him the stuff on his wish list, this kid will probably print it out on his own, he gives 3d
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printing and being a little bit different a big thumbs up. tim furlong, nbc 10 news. >> right back at ya, colin. a new jersey bus driver busted not for texting and driving, but taking pictures while she was driving. check out this video. this substitute school van driver lost her job. a student recorded her heading down the garden state parkway in monmouth county all while taking photos of a stuffed animal on the dashboard and looking at her phone. the van got up to speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. three years ago today hurricane sandy hit the jersey shore and left a path of destruction in its wake. three years later, the path to rebuilding is still uncertain for so many people. the state department of community affairs says more than 7,600 sandy strvictims have received at least one payment to rebuild or construct, 2,000 have finished construction. the agency doesn't have a total on how many people are still
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displaced by sandy. it does say in an average week the agency deliberated $7 million directly to home owners. imagine waiting three years to get back into your home after sandy. >> yeah, just unbelievable. and it's generally in north jersey and new york city that got hit the hardest. we've got a chill coming into the area starting tonight. it's going to affect halloween, it's going to affect the temple game. those temperatures and also a chance of some rain before the weekend is out. we have a guarantee of a spectacular sunset. it's been taking place over the last several minutes and it is the time that the sun is setting is going to change remember over the weekend. by sunday it's going to be an hour earlier. 67 degrees right now. humidity's only 28%. wind still out of the west. 72 degrees yesterday and today
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for the high. that's 10 degrees above average. below average the next two days and back above on sunday. so yeah it's going to be chilly, but not for this time of the year. 59 in quakertown already. 60 in potts totown, so it is cooling off nicely as the skies are starting to clear a little bit. 63 in washington township. as the skies clear more and the wind dies down, temperature will drop quite a bit later this evening and overnight tonight. 67 in philadelphia, still in the mid 40s in detroit and chicago and it was bad in the middle of the afternoon. that's a chilly air mass on the way. gusty winds, not quite as gusty as a couple of hours ago from philadelphia northward and during the night tonight we're seeing the wind die down a bit, but the temperature go down.
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by midnight we're closer to 50 degrees and we're down to the mid 40s in philadelphia by 7:00 in the morning. you can see the wind is much, much less, only 7 miles an hour and could be upper 30s north and west. we're still mild for now, but that's not going to last too long. tomorrow afternoon, even with sunshine, we're barely in the upper 50s. remember, 72 down to the upper 50s. that's going to be quite a change. by halloween night, the sun sets at 6:00, 56 degrees then, and then the temperature dropping to the lower 50s by 8:00. so you'll need a coat over the costume for the most part. and at the temple game we're going to be seeing temperatures start at 52, drop to 49. tomorrow upper 50s. mostly sunny, still a bit of a breeze, 10 to 20 miles an hour.
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then on saturday, very chilly start, 30s everywhere, places like allentown down near freezing. only 58 for the high and again chilly for halloween and for the temple game. we set the clocks back for sunday. we get an hour of extra sleep, temperatures up a bit. just a chance of a couple showers in the afternoon. better chance of showers monday, then look how much warmer it gets tuesday through thursday. i'm danny pommells from comcast sportsnet. coming up, matt rhule explains why the temple owls aren't a cinderella story. and a new old face entering the flyers lineup tonight. when a moment spontaneously turns romantic, why pause to take a pill? and why stop what you're doing to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use, is the only daily tablet approved to treat erectile dysfunction so you can be ready anytime the moment is right.
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your home for the most live sports. >> danny pommells from comcast sportsnet with you once again. we are just 48 hours away from the big matchup as the undefeated 21st ranked temple owls host 9th ranked notre dame at the link. temple head coach matt rhule was a guest on comcast sportsnet today and gave us some insight into just how hectic this week has been. >> we've tried to stick to the basics of what we do day in and day out. it's been a little bit more attention, you know, the cameras and all welcome, all things we're really excited about, but we focused on playing really good football against a great notre dame team. confident team, they are a great program, but we have to run good players, that's our team. never know if you're going to win or lose. play as hard as you can. we're not a cinderella story. we're a bunch of players that worked hard and earned the chance. we're going to go play and see what happens. >> on the high school scene, don't forget to vote for our high school game of the week for halloween weekend. three excellent choices.
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head to nbc10.com right now and cast your vote. we'll have the results for you tonight at 11:00 p.m. on the ice, flyers try to rebound from the overtime loss to the sabres. expected to be in the lineup for the first time this season, the 16-year pro has been a healthy scratch all season. martelli has a multi-year contract extension, entering his 21st season as front man for the hawks. he is the school's all-time wins leader and four-time atlantic 10 coach of the year. at this time seven years ago the city was electric, nervously awaiting the start of the world series and unforgettable night for phillies fans. >> the 0-2 pitch, swing and a miss! struck him out! the philadelphia phillies are 2008 world champions of baseball! >> does not get old. the late great harry calas on
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the call. a celebration this town won't soon forget. until next time, right? that's sports, i'm danny pommells from comcast sportsnet. we'll be right back.
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bit of a roller coast eer he with the temperatures, glenn. beautiful sunset behind us. >> that's right. a couple of mild days you need the heavier coat, but you're going to need it if you head out this evening. by tomorrow morning, look at those temperatures, 37 in philadelphia, down to 32 degrees in allentown. for the halloween forecast, trick-or-treating, temperatures in the 50s. so you're going to need a coat over the costume there and need some kind of coats for the temple game, as well. because that is going down to 49 degrees by the end of the game. and then we get an extra hour sleep this weekend. so that's the biggest thing. just a chance for a couple showers sunday afternoon. >> all right, glenn, for all of
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us here at nbc 10, i'm jim rosenfield, the news continues now with nbc nightly news with lester holt. have a great evening. tonight, the fire emergency on the runway in florida. a packed jet suddenly bursts into flames. tonight the race to get out alive. injured passengers rushed to the hospital. what happened? is it panic time for jeb bush? in crisis mode, insisting his campaign isn't on life support after a dramatic and some say disastrous confrontation with his one-time protege marco rubio. late developments in a massive manhunt for an arm and dangerous fugitive who opened fire on a police officer. communities on lockdown. schools shut down. tonight the fbi may be closing in. flu shot concerns. is the vaccine less effective in people who take statins? the provocative

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