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police in montgomery county say a man broke into a home and sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. we'll tell what you the girl's stepfather did and why the suspect was familiar with the home. and new this morning a stabbing investigation. police rush to a home in lansdale and found a violent scene. and as we take a live look at center city, a quiet market street there, the last of the showers moving out of the area. expect a mix of clouds and sun before more rain moves in for tomorrow. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today" on this wednesday on this veterans day. we thank you all of the veterans who served our country out there.
let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and the first alert forecast. the rain came in, hung around but it's getting out now. >> we had almost 24 hours of rain and we're tracking a few showers but it's started to dry out in philadelphia. the temperature is in the 50s right now. showers, at the shore, toms river, scattered showers offshore atlantic city. sprinkles in new jersey. cooling down, in the 40s and low 50s. wilmington, philadelphia, northeast philadelphia already in the 50s and heading for the 60s this afternoon. 55 degrees at 6:00, by 9:00, we'll see wind out of the northwest, that's a drying wind for us. 57 degrees. and breaks of sunshine are possible at 9:00. i think you'll see more of them at lunch time. 62 and climbing at that hour. we'll go through the forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> checking the schuylkill
expressway, no problems, though, pretty much across the board. a comparison to yesterday we had wet roadways, everything is looking great. look at the drive times, no problems at all eastbound, the most at 12 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway, that's about 62 miles per hour average speed. watch out, construction still out in center city, 19th street south closed between vine street and ben franklin parkway that you have detours posted. follow those, you'll do fine. mass transit, no problems or delays so far for the morning and we'll have another update when i come back in the next ten minutes. new this morning, a man is in the hospital after being stabbed several times. police have made an arrest in the case. it happened at a home on acorn street and lansdale, montgomery county, around 10:00 last night. we're still working to find out the victim's condition and more information on what led to the stabbing. >> to the break-in and rape for the victim is a 6-year-old girl.
police say a man climbed into the girl's bed as she slept and assaulted her. matt delucia is live in hatfield township. this girl's family played a big role in getting this guy arrested, right? >> reporter: they did, chris. and police say the suspect in this case oscar rivera herrera,s was in the area, broke in at the hatfield village apartments monday morning. at this point the victim's older brother discovered the suspect in bed with his 6-year-old sister, police say the boy then ran to get his parents who then called 911. the children's stepfather held rivera rivera at knife point until officers arrived. a neighbor told us her son is a kindergarten classmate of the suspect's son. >> he is a really great father. that's what blows my mind. he has a kid of his own that same age. how could he do something like
that? >> reporter: police tell us that herrera admitted to breaking into the same apartment two months ago but no one was home. he is being held on $1 million bail. coming up, the montgomery county district attorney is reacting to this case. we'll have that for you in about 30 minutes. live in hatfield township, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." a man who killed a philadelphia police officer will spend 20 to 40 years in prison. chancier mcfarland took a deal for his testimony against jones who was convicted and is serving a life sentence. prosecutors say jones was the triggerman. and mcfarland admitted his role in the robbery and murder of officer moses walker jr. it happened in august 2012. walker was in plain clothes walking home after his shift when jones and mcfarland tried to rob him and jones shot him. walker was a 19-year veteran of the philadelphia police department.
>> a skunk removed from a neighborhood tested positive for rabies. health officials say the skunk came into contact with a family dog. the dog is now up to date on its vaccines and will have to be observed for 45 days as a precaution. a reminder, to protect yourself and your pets, officials say keep those vaccinations up to date for all dogs, cats and ferrets. if a wild animal bites your pet take it to the veterinarian immediately and be sure to contact your local animal control agency to remove stray or wild animals from your neighborhood. 4:05. today is veterans day, a day we all thank the men and women who serve our nation. veterans day is a learning experience for dozens of school children. katy zachry is live along penn's landing to explain. >> reporter: that's right. this veterans memorial here will
no doubt be a destination throughout the day for so many who want to honor those who served our country. but before today even came there was one class we were invited to that was already thanking the service men and women who spent years serving our country.yóvs at the day school about 80 students got a real lesson in what it's like being a veteran. the principal invited several veterans in the community, one student's father who is active in the service joined as well. the kids are young but we saw they were hungry for answers. some asked what's the scariest think you've ever done? did you miss your family while you served? what made you decide to serve our country? the students also had thank you notes prepare forward the veterans and before each of the veterans they read those notes. it was touching and we'll share some of those heart warming exchanges in the next hour. reporting live in penn's
landing, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> it is now official, this year's world series of poker champion is from montgomery county. >> the river card is a jack. joe mckiehen goes wire to wire to win. >> in the jersey, joe from north wells outlasted josh beckley from burlington county, two local guys. mckiehen won $7.6 million. all those hours he spent on line playing that online poker think about that when you do it. beckley got more than $4 million for his second place finish. not bad. >> seven minutes after 4:00. we've got cloudy skies and a few showers are with us in new jersey. but most of the area is starting
to dry out and we will see that continue. breaks of sunshine this afternoon will help but another round of showers for tomorrow. i'm tracking showers that are likely to come through tomorrow. 53 degrees in reading, philadelphia, cape may also in the 50s. dry in those areas. no rain is falling. you see still puddles on beach avenue, that's a view the from the marquis de lafayette hotel. and we'll see sunshine at the shore. we did see a warm-up despite the wet weather. the showers are moving out, the last light rain moving through toms river, some scattered showers right now but during the day it will be dry. and with sunshine, 60s for fleetwood, pennsburg and bethlehem. sunshine a break through the late morning and afternoon for new hope, abington and a warm-up at the shore, mostly cloudy morning and those clouds may hang in there for much of the day. could see sunshine this afternoon in cape may and milford before the showers
return for tomorrow. wilmington, malvern and all in the 60s. 66zw?x degrees for philadelphia. we'll go through the futurecast hour by hour to show you when the showers will be moving in tomorrow, chris. when i'm back in ten minutes. >> we'll count on that. nine minutes after 4:00. you can count on nbc 10's jessica boyington. you can count on her in the evening too. i'm watching the 4:00 p.m. news and unlessee cloned you, you were doing double duty. >> double duty yesterday so i'm tired this morning but that doesn't mean i'm not here to give you traffic. you've got to get to work i'm here for you. vine street expressway we're do kg okay here all lanes open. we haven't dealt with that construction all week. no problems heading to the schuylkill expressway westbound or if you go eastbound toward 95. as for the rest of the drive times, 95 and the schuylkill expressway, we're okay. this is into center city. no problems there. the blue route great a
southbound driving time from the schuylkill to 95 of about 16 minutes. so we can see we're moving along. watch for construction once you're in center city, ben franklin parkway inner drive is closed east and westbound between 21st and logan square. there's two lanes going by and a new traffic pattern to watch for. >> an airplane disaster was caught on tape. watch this woman as she's making faces at her phone. oh, my god. >> next, hear what we're learning about the small plane and the victims on board. also next -- pennsylvania could have a new budget by thanksgiving but up next you'll learn why the new deal could cost you some extra bread. >> and on this veterans day we're taking you county by county this morning for a look at some of the ways you can honor our vets today. bucks county the veterans wall
no one should experience homelessness, no one should be without a safe stable place to call home. that's the vision of the obama administration's plan to end veteran homelessness by the end of this year and chronic homelessness by 2017. the original plan was first published in 2010, part of a strategy to bring together v.a.
medical centers, public housing agencies and other organizations to work with homeless veterans and help them get stable housing. in a four-year span we have seen a nice drop in the overall number of homeless veterans. look at the white line. in january 2010 it was about 74,000 at any given moment. but by january 2014, that number all the way down to less than 50,000. that's nearly a 33% drop. and even bigger drop for unsheltered veterans, those on the streets. that's what the red line s. over 30,000 of those in 2010, by 2014 that was down to around 18,000. that's a 43% decrease. we showed you some of the numbers behind veterans homelessness. coming up we're taking a look at how veterans could end up homeless and how they face a higher risk based on where they served. really interesting statistics there. >> on to the pennsylvania budget
battle. maybe coming to an end but the price for ending it could be an increase in your sales tax. in the proposed budget compromise between the governor and lawmakers the sales tax from 6 to 7.25%. if you live in philadelphia the sales tax would go from 8% to 9.25%. also the natural gas industry will not face higher taxes, remember when tom wolf was running for governor he promised to make those companies pay, well, despite the governor making that a key issue of his campaign wolf says he is not able to do that but he was able to negotiate a record increase in education funding. governor wolf said the budget is not a done deal. he hopes to have it finished by thanksgiving. pennsylvania has been without a budget for almost five months. >> on to decision 2016 now. economic issues and foreign
policy. republicans running for president tackled those topics and others in a debate that aired on the fox business network. the eight top polling candidates took questions during the main debate in milwaukee last night. donald trump and ben carson, they didn't get into any exchanges with each other but on the immigration issue trump again called for a wall on the u.s./mexican border. >> and if you think walls don't work all you have to do is ask israel, the wall works, believe me. >> 12 million illegal immigrants to send them back, 500,000 a month, is just not possible. >> every candidate questioned about the minimum wage said they would not raise it but there were some differing opinions when it came to letting banks fail during a future economic crisis if one should occur. new jersey governor chris christie is getting high marks for his performance in an earlier republican debate on the fox business network. some political analysts said that christie commanded the
stage even as his rivals attacked his record in state government. >> chris, look, i'll give you a ribbon for participation and a juice box. in the real world it's about results. >> i won in a state for re-election after governing as a pro life conservative, got 61% of the vote. that's the person you want on the stage prosecuting the case against hillary clinton. >> former pennsylvania senator rick santorum and former arkansas governor mike huckabee also took questions in the first underguard debate before the main event. >> 4:17 now. investigators expect the death toll to rise after a small jet crashed in ohio yesterday, and that's because they are unsure how many were on board the 10-seater when it crashed outside an apartment building in akron. two people are confirmed dead now. authorities say the jet clipped a power line before it hit the building. a witness happened to be recording herself on her cell phone when she heard the plane crash next door.
>> oh, my god. >> investigators don't believe anyone was inside the apartment building. no one on the ground was hurt. >> 18 minutes after 4:00. the skies still have clouds but the showers are quickly moving away from the area. we're going to get sunshine on this veterans day. boathouse row is drying out as the temperatures fall into the 50s. we'll see them turn around with some sunshine today into the 60s this afternoon. you see 95 in south philadelphia is dry this morning. still finding puddles in the area. 40s and 50s, 49 in doylestown, millville is 54 degrees. and very low 50s for levittown at 51. there go the shower, the last showers pushing out of the area right now. and that's it.
we'll be done for rainfall today. and we'll see some sunshine to warm things up today. but tomorrow, this is going to be impacting our area. that's snow falling in colorado, into wyoming and the dakotas by the time it gets here, it is going to be rain. futurecast hour by hour showing 63 degrees at lunch time. lots of clouds at that hour but we'll break out into sunshine during the afternoon and look at that. 61 degrees in philadelphia at 5:00. the clouds start to thicken up overnight tonight. we'll see scattered clouds at 11:00 in the morning, then sunshine will be bright tomorrow, well, we may see a little bit of rain, the liquid variety of sunshine rolling through during the day tomorrow. the forecast is calling for clouds and sunshine and a breezy day. high temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. and looks like we will see some sunshine today, 64 degrees but the weekend things are changing. the seven-day forecast in the next half hour. >> looks like mid november out
there. 20 minutes after 4:00. let's see how things are shaping up on 295. nbc 10's jessica boyington is watching that. >> we're on 295 now in new jersey around 644 in west deptford. all lanes are moving nicely, no problems in there. southbound from the 42 freeway to the delaware memorial bridge in the green we're at 23 minutes, and 64 miles per hour average speed so we're moving along there. for the 42 freeway, no problems right now even through work zones, northbound or southbound, drive time of five minutes to the walt whitman bridge. speaking of bridges we're okay, you can see leading up to the delaware memorial and the walt. the burlington bristol scheduled for an opening. you can expect some backup in either direction. >> the delaware national guard headquarters is changing its name to honor former delaware attorney beau biden a. ceremony
for the joseph r. biden iii center will take place next spring. biden of course the son of vice president joe biden joined the army national guard in 2003 and rose to the rank of major. beau died of brain cancer in may. his widow released a statement saying the family is honored that beau will forever be associated with the men and women who represent the delaware national guard. >> no parents want to hear these words, school lockdown. that happened in delaware than is why. ahead we're following the hunt for an emu on the run. and next, rolling the dice on a closed casino. what the owners of the former showboat may do with the property. >> and as we continue this morning we look at veterans day activities across the area and you'll see the way communities are showing support for vets. hamilton township mercer county
you can join the green light event campaign funded by walmart and veteran advocacy group, it has pledged to hire 250,000 vets by 2020. to show support all you have to do is add a green light outside your home or business today. it's judgment day. the in-laws, the type-a cousins, siblings and back seat chefs have all assembled to look inside your oven.
>> this from the south jersey bureau. police want to find a vandal who made these tracks on an athletic field. the vandals drove a tractor through a locked gate at the soccer association and the gate as you see there took the brunt of the damage. if you know anything about the crime millville police would love to hear from you.
>> from the jersey shore bureau, people in atlantic city are frustrated after hearing chris christie vetoed most of a tax package. the governor wants to change a key measure that would create predictable payments by allowing a casino to make set payments in lieu of taxes for 15 years. taxes of course can fluctuate. supporters say they need that break to avoid budget busting tax appeals that left the city in the red. that has led to the recent casino closures and put a strain on other city services and businesses. >> it's the broken record over and over again. it's like i said, we're dangling in the wind here at someone else's mercy. again it's not fair for myself, my 30 employees or the casinos or other restaurants in the city as well too. >> now the governor and the state senate president plan to sit down together soon to try to reach a resolution.
speaking of ac, the buyer of the old showboat casino says that he will consider making it a gambling hall again. the philadelphia developer says he's also looking at other options including office space and entertainment uses. stockton university wanted to turn zboot a satellite campus. 4:26. some puddles but the rain moving away from our area on this veterans day. your hour by hour forecast ahead. right now jessica boyington is back in the first alert traffic center. >> and bill, route 309 around the p.a. turnpike no problems north or southbound. we're going to check in with more of your drive times when i come back at 4:30. >> as you are driving wherever this morning be aware of this. you have a greater risk of hitting one of these animals
under arrest and charged with raping a child. police say a man from montgomery county attacked the girl in her own bed. >> on duty but out cold. what the philadelphia police department is saying about two of its officers photographed sleeping on the job. >> and as the last of the rain moves away we'll dry out and warm into the mid-60s. another round of showers not too far off. 53 degrees now. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson.
>> i'm chris cato. happy veterans day. it looks like the rain took enough of a break for all of the veteran day events. i think bill is hopefully going to tell us we'll be shower free later. >> we're on track for a perfect veterans day. cloudy this morning but we'll get sunshine and the rain is already done in boathouse row where the temperatures are in the 50s right now. there goes the last few showers along the shore. drying out in philadelphia at this hour. and the temperatures will be climbing, above normal in the upper 50s. 54 at 6:00, by 9:00 that's close to our normal high for this time of year. 58. despite the northwest wind a drying wind and usually a cooling wind we'll be in the low 60s at lunch time and the numbers still climbing. we'll go through the forecast when i'm back in 10 minutes. jessica boyington right now has first alert traffic. >> we're starting with area bridges in the process of opening on the