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right now at 11:00, deadly gun violence rocks a quiet montgomery county neighborhood. three people are dead and authorities now calling this a murder-suicide. good morning, i'm tracy davidson that murder-suicide happened before midnight in hatfield. police found three bodies in the home on diamond street. we are also learning that a 27-year-old woman and a 4-year-old child were also in the home at the time. they weren't hurt. nbc 10's matt delucia was at the scene all morning and spoke to neighbors. >> reporter: police investigators spent the night at this house on the 100 block of diamond street a house that is decorated for the holidays, but inside, that is where officers found the bodies. >> a little disturbing to have,
you know -- knowing people have issues in your neighborhood and they don't get help for it. they resort to violence. violence is never the answer. >> reporter: neighbors tell me they did not hear any gunshots and by all accounts, everything was going well at this house. they suspected nothing. hatfield police were called out just before midnight. the coroner spent the early morning hours at the home removing those bodies and this neighbor says he had no idea what happened until he got a call from his daughter and saw police outside. steve harris says he saw the couple that lived next door just yesterday. >> what's so strange, really weird, man, good neighbors, we shared everything, lawn tools, everything. >> reporter: the district attorney's office is still investigating as the neighbors around here have plenty of unanswered questions. in hatfield, montgomery county, matt deluge sharks nbc 10 news. happening now, we are getting an update from police in western pennsylvania after an officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. here is a live look from the
briefing in westmoreland county where state police are discussing the shooting and the man arrested and charged with killing the officer. this is trooper steve lamone speaking now talking about the events that led up to the shooting. we are monitoring that to see if we get new details. here is what we new york the officer lloyd reed was responding to a domestic call saturday night in new florence about an hour and a half east of pittsburgh. the 20-year veteran died at the hospital. ray shelter jr. is charged with criminal homicide. he ran after the shooting and was arrested about six hours later. a wake for reed will be thursday, his funeral will be held on friday. again, here is another live look at the police briefing. again, let's listen now. >> advised us that he was struck and also from the 911 transmissions or from the radio transmissions we understood that officer reed was telling us he was struck. mr. shelter took off on foot. he still had his long rifle.
officer dickered engaged him with gunfire as well. he was not hurt at all. mr. shelter escaped on foot. at that time, all police departments in the area were put on notice and rough lay six-hour manhunt ensued. at the conclusion of that six-hour manhunt, we received a 911 phone call that advised there was a male in the area of conemaugh generating station and indiana state police vehicle was sent there with two officers to respond. they found that man, took him into custody, identified himself as ray shelter jr. and at that time, mr. shelter had what appeared to be a wound to his shoulder. >> a briefing but a police officer was shot and killed. the alleged shooter is in custody. stay with nbc 10 and the nbc 10 news app for updates on this story. well, it's -- >> nbc 10 first alert weather. >> cloudy day, we take a live look outside boathouse row in philadelphia. rain headed our way.
get the details from nbc 10 chief meteorologist, glenn "hurricane" schwartz. glenn? >> yeah, tracy, those clouds are continuing to increase and thick answer cross the area. there's a live view of cape may from the marquis de lafayette. some places started with sunshine and seen the clouds increase already. the only rain, a couple of sprinkles way down to the south, parts of maryland and extreme southern delaware, some of this not even reaching the ground, but it is a sign of things to come and there is quite a bit of moisture back down in virginia and west virginia that will be moving up this way as we go through the latter portion of the day. now, as you can see, we go toward the afternoon rush, basically stay dry, but tonight, we are talking about an increase in the rainfall. look at that. by 9:00, much of the area seeing at least some rain. we're not talking about real heavy rain overnight tonight. we are also talking about pretty chilly weather. it is only in the 30s north and west, in the 40s elsewhere,
except for that 52 degrees at wildwood. that is the only place that is kind of mild. we are going to keep the clouds for much of the day, temperatures holding in the 40s. we have a lot more rain coming than what we are going to be seeing tonight. i will have the timing on that with the rest of the 7-day forecast in a few minutes. >> glenn, thanks, see you then. five philadelphia firefighters recovering after a fire truck on its way to a call crashed into a line of parked cars. look at this surveillance video from yesterday morning showing the ladder truck barrelling down baltimore avenue before crashing in west philadelphia. you can see the truck with the firefighters inside fish tailing down the street, almost flipping on to its side. witnesses said it sounded like an explosion. >> he lost control, i guess, and they took everybody, i don't know, they took other cars. >> there were parked cars? >> and two of the firemen, one flew out of the car. >> witnesses rushed to help. some of the firefighters were unconscious. we checked overnight. one of them is still in the hospital but is expected to be okay. no one on the street was hurt. investigators are looking for
the cause of that accident. if you want to get a good feel for how philadelphia's next mayor is going to be running the city, tonight's your chance to find out. jim kenny is holding four town hall meetings this week, the first tonight at central high school. the others are scheduled for tomorrow, thursday and friday. you can log on to nbc10.com or the nbc 10 news app for times and locations. happening now, philadelphia city officials are dedicating a mural honoring this year's world meeting of families with a record-breaking piece of art. here is a live look at that piece of art at the ceremony in north philadelphia. it is a mural called "the sacred now, faith and family in the 21st century." pope francis painted the final stroke and then signed the artwork during his visit in september. the mural set a guinness world record with more than 2700 contributions, the most ever for a painting by numbers. happening right now, the country's largest single-location food drive began
in south philadelphia this morning. wmmr's camp out for hunger food drive runs all week in the parking lot of xfinity live. everyone is being asked to donate non-perishable food to benefit philabundance. make a donation from 6 in the morning till 8 in the evening, until 11 a.m. on friday, down there tomorrow morning at 8:00 with vai sikahema and sheena parveen to deliver donations collected here the a nbc 10. online shopping sites are expecting to hit record breaking numbers this cyber monday. this is the amazon fulfillment center in robbinsville, mercer county. officials there say this is a peak shopping day for the website and they are expecting this year's holiday to be the busiest ever. >> keep a pretty rapid pace. there will be hundreds of thousands offed orrers that go out of this building here today. we have about 50 of these facilities throughout the united states. about 100 around the world. >> cyber monday sales are
expected to rise 12% to hit $3 billion for the first time. pennsylvania's firearms hunting season for white tailed deer begins today, running for the next 12 days. starting each day, a half hour before sunrise and ending a half hour after sunset. no hunting is allowed on sundays. new jersey's firearms hunting season begins next monday and lasts for six days. the motive is still a mystery. we will explain why authorities are remaining tight lipped about the shooting at a planned parent hood clinic in colorado and what may have caused the suspect to go on that deadly camp page. plus, a scary scene, a bus carrying college students returning from thanksgiving break flips over on a highway. we will tell you about the charges the driver is facing. well, breezy and cool today and i'm tracking the arrival of rain to our area. i will let you know when the wet weather is gonna get here and how long it's gonna last, just ahead.
in colorado springs, the man suspected of shooting and killing three people and injuring nine at the planned parenthood there will be in court today. some say he targeted the clinic because of his anti-abortion beliefs. nbc 10 national correspondent, miguel almaguer, has more. >> reporter: he lived in deep isolation. robert dear's dilapidated trailer in the middle of nowhere, 65 miles away from the crime scene, even in the small town of hartsell, few knew him. >> looked like a mountain man, a dude living off the grid. >> reporter: reportedly a
college graduate, dear had previously lived in north carolina in a shack with no electricity, water or sewage system. neighbors say he rarely spoke to anyone and had never been charged with a violent crime. >> coming out, got the ak. >> reporter: police say on friday, dear unloaded a steady, relentless volley of gunfire at a planned parenthood in colorado springs. the standoff lasted five hours. nine were injured, three killed. police officer garrett swasey, a former champion figure skater who trained with nancy kerrigan, leaves behind his wife and two small children. >> he was willing to do whatever it took to lay down his life and that's the man he was, a man of integrity. >> reporter: jennifer markovski, a mother of two was at planned parenthood with a friend, her father writing "life was too short, my beloved daughter." ke'arre stewart, an iraq veteran, the father of two young girls, was at the clinic with
his girlfriend, she is pregnant with a child he will never meet. >> he took my only brother from me. that's the only brother that i have. and he took that away from me. this is hard, but i forgive him. >> reporter: planned parenthood executives now believe they were targeted because they offer abortion services. security stepped up at some clinics after so much bloodshed. >> it's a tragedy. it's a worldwide tragedy. >> that was miguel almaguer reporting. the d.a. will officially file charges in the next few days. take a look at this, 35 people are hurt in virginia after a busful of college students heading back to school flipped on its side. investigators say the bus lost control on the curve and overturned. police say students from the university of virginia, bradford university and virginia tech were involved. most have bumps and bruises and broken bones. many parents received terrifying phone calls. >> all the kids were just saying
that the bus was driving very fast. very hysterical, i really couldn't understand what she was saying and i had to try to get her to calm down. next thing you know, she tells me that the bus flipped over. >> the driver is facing reckless driving charges. classes at the university of chicago's hyde park campus are canceled today because of an online gun threat. the university is working closely with the fbi investigating the threat. someone posted the threat of gun violence online. the individual reportedly mentioned the campus quad. the school is expected to reopen tomorrow. world leader attending a conference on climate change in paris are honoring the victims of the deadly terror attacks. delegates at the national conference on climate change observed a moment of silence for the 130 people killed in the attacks earlier this month. president obama is one of the leaders attending. he is hoping to convince the world to take action against climate change. nbc 10 national correspondent tracie potts has details.
>> we are seeing here is an outpouring of determination from parisians to be heard nonetheless. >> reporter: amid silent protests and clashes with police, nearly 150 world leaders are arriving in paris this morning. president obama's hoping to convince them to cut greenhouse emissions. >> we salute the people of paris for insisting this crucial conference go on. an act of defiance that proves nothing will deter us from building the future we want for our children. >> reporter: he will likely face tough opposition back home. >> it is delusional for president obama and hillary clinton and anyone else to say that climate change is our near-term most severe security threat. >> i hope while he is talking about climate change in paris, he is also talking about how can the nato forces and the u.s. coalition forces and possibility russians work to defeat and destroy isis. >> reporter: potential sticking
points include whether big countries, like france and the u.s., have a greater responsibility dealing with oil-rich countries like saudi arabia and who pays to help developing nations clear the air? plus, there are island nations bringing up concerns because they are susceptible, of course to big storms and rising sea levels related to climate change but may not have the money and the infrastructure to fight it. they want their interests represented, too. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. shortly after he arrived in paris last night, president obama remembered the victims of this month's terror attacks, paying a late-night visit to the batalclan theater, the scene of the deadliest attack on november 13th. the french president and the mayor of paris joined him. they placed flowers the that makeshift memorial and also paused for a moment of silence. pope francis is wrapping up his first-ever visit to a war zone with a final mass in the central african republic. the mass marked the end of the pope's five-day visit to three african countries including kenya and u began d.a. the
pontiff spent his time in the central african republic advocating peace and unity following years of violence between christians and muslims. officials hope that the pope's message for peace can be the first step toward stability in that country. the retirement tour of nba superstar kobe bryant will begin tomorrow here in philadelphia. kobe announced his retirement yesterday saying -- the kid who lit up the scoreboard at the lower merion high school in the early '90s will make his final trip to the wells fargo center with the l.a. lakers tomorrow night. kobe has five nba titles, a pair of finals mvp awards and two olympic gold medals over a 20-year pro career. he said the time is right to call it quits. >> i honestly feel good about it. i really do. i really feel at peace with it. and you know, excited for what's to come, honestly.
>> kobe bryant is the third leading scorer in nba history, but this year, he is ten points a game below his career average. well, a lot of places started the day off with sunshine, but the clouds coming and that is a sign of things to come. we have got some rain moving in for tonight, keep the umbrellas handy because we have got more coming tuesday and wednesday and it looks like we are ending one of the warmest novembers ever recorded in the philadelphia area. there are the clouds, you can see didn't look like that a couple of hours ago. 44 degrees right now the wind east northeast at 13 miles an hour. we are still in the 30s in allentown, reading, pottstown, mount pocono's only 31. as you go further to the south, especially where there's been some sunshine in atlantic city getting 48 degrees and showed you 52 degrees in wildwood
during this past hour. and temperature also cooler than they were at this time yesterday in much of the area, but not a whole lot cooler. you can see that wind coming right in off the ocean and it's not real strong, but it's strong enough to prevent the temperature from rising very much during the day. it's also helping to increase the moisture and this is the latest as far as departures from normal for the temperatures for the entire month of november. philadelphia looks like it is going to end up the second warmest november ever recorded and many of these other places are certainly in the top ten warmest as we go through this month and the beginning of december looks kind of mild too. you can see the moisture down by washington, d.c., and a lot more and western portions of virginia, other portions of virginia, more back even into arkansas. it is kind of a wet pattern, at least for the first half of this week.
now, as we go through the afternoon, the clouds continue to thicken up and most of that rain you see on the radar not even reaching the ground. we are going to wait for this main area to start developing during the evening hours, so, 6, 7, 8:00, especially from delaware northward, we are going to be seeing some of that rain. now the temperature doesn't really drop very much overnight. if anything, it goes up, but it stays pretty wet. by 7 a.m., 51 degrees. that's warmer than at any time today. so, we are not talking about a cold rain during the day tomorrow, but we have got periods of rain not amounting to a whole lot, not especially heavy. the heavier rain looks like it is going to be coming on wednesday, temperatures go even higher. here is tuesday, 6 p.m., up to 54 degrees. and then it looks like we get a bit of a break tuesday, here's tuesday night, but here comes more coming in on wednesday. and that wednesday rain looks like it's going to be some of
the heaviest that we are going to be seeing and there it goes. so, yeah. it's going to be wet for a while once it starts. for the rest of the day today, those clouds thickening up and the rain comes in, especially to delaware late in the day, temperatures generally holding in the 40s and then tomorrow, the rain comes in but it's not as cold. 56 degrees. and then heavier rain on wednesday, but that may be the warmest day of the week, close to 60 degrees parts of the area. then we finally start drying out later in the week. >> all right, glenn, thanks. weak in the knees? the one thing doctors say you can do now to prevent a painful knee condition down the road. and later, the right moves. eagles linebacker connor var win is known for his big plays on the field but it is what he is doing off the field that is getting a lot of attention. we will talk live with the pro bowler still ahead.
today may be known as cyber monday but tomorrow is giving tuesday, it is a global day really dedicated to charities, businesses, students all around the world come together for one purpose to celebrate generosity and encourage people to give. rudy fleisher is on the board of directors at william way lgbt community center in philadelphia, an organization involved with a giving tuesday campaign this year. thanks for being here. >> thanks so much for having me. >> first, for people who don't know, i know you have been involved with giving tuesday campaigns before.
>> absolutely. >> so for people who don't know what giving tuesday is about, tell us more about that >> i think it's really a time to bring the season back to giving thanks and giving to the community. we celebrate thanksgiving and then we jump into this big rat race of what sales can we get on black friday, what can we get on cyber monday and bringing it back to giving tuesday really is a way to, you know, be thankful and giving in our communities. >> tell us about your campaign at william way. >> absolutely. so one of the things that has been really successful for non-profit organizations is setting up a board match and so our board match, i think it's going to be up to at least $4,000 this year, every time somebody gives a dollar, there is going to be a board member matching them dollar for dollar and really help increase that impact. >> and tell us more about william way, for people who don't know. >> absolutely. it is a 40-year-old community center serving lgbt philadelphians and the region. they are right at 13th and spruce and they really do incredible programming all year long. so, from people who need support groups all the way to being open
365 days a year, they had a fabulous thanksgiving pot luck, i think there was like 40 pounds of turkey. so just really being open welcoming and affirming every day of the year. >> that's great. your board is going to match what people donate tomorrow, right? >> absolutely. >> that's an extra incentive for people to get involved. >> yes, absolutely. >> i would say give your pitch for an overall giving tuesday. why do you think it's important for all of us to find where you need -- where you want to give and give? >> absolutely. well, i think people don't realize that you know, small donations are really the backbone of charitable giving. they think some rich person's gonna do it bill gates or oprah, they are the big philanthropists, the reality is non-profits every day rely on donations, $5, $10, $25, $50 at a time. i think that's what's beautiful about giving tuesday, you see tens of thousands of people, hundreds of thousands of people all giving on the same day, you real advertise is not just my $5 it is all of our $5 and that really makes a difference. >> collectively, with he can do big things, right? >> absolutely. >> more information on giving tuesday and some of the organizations who can really use
your help go to nbc10.com or check out our nbc 10 app. rudy, thank you so much for being here. appreciate it. good luck tomorrow with the campaign. >> thank you so much. well, get ready for the rain. here is a live look outside right now, ben franklin bridge. glenn will let us know when the wet weather will arrive and how long it will last, just ahead. plus, life saving luck. we will explain how a worker's decision to sleep in may have helped save a woman's life.
at 11:3 0, checking to you the our headlines, police checking out a murder-suicide in hatfield, found three people dead on diamond street after midnight. two others, including a 4-year-old child, were inside at the time. they were not hurt. the man accused of shooting and killing a police officer in western pennsylvania is being charged with criminal homicide.
police say ray shetler jr. shot the officer after a domestic dispute in new florence, westmoreland county, arrested after the six-hour manhunt. wmmr's camp out for hunger food drive is under way in south philadelphia. drop off non-perishable food 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. donations benefit philabundance. it is a cloudy day at the shore pretty much all across our area, a live look now from our camera atop the mar key de lafayette in cape may. find out what is to come with nbc 10 chief meteorologist, glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> yeah, tracy, i found one place that does have the sunshine, up toward the pocono mountains, a lot of blue in that sky, but that is not going to be lasting. the clouds that have come across much of the rest of the area are going to be moving up in that direction. 31, mount pocono, now still in the 30s north and west, but ranging all the way up to 52
degrees in wildwood. we just have a few sprinkles on the radar and parts of delaware, not really reaching the ground, it does reach the ground, go toward the washington, d.c. area, but this just let you know let you know what the trend is atmosphere getting more and more moist and eventually, we are going to be seeing that rain reach the ground. you can see a lot more of it in virginia and the future weather computer showing it building up, general this evening, and really increasing across the area. by 9, 10:00, much of the region is getting at least light rain, it is a fairly steady rain that is going to be falling for a good bit of the night and into tomorrow. we have temperatures that are in the 40s now. going to stay in the 40s across most of the area during the day today with the clouds continuing, then the rain moves in tonight. more on the timing, when to expect the heaviest rain with the rest of the 7-day forecast in a few minutes. >> all right, glenn, thanks.
a chicago police officer accused of murder is expected in court today. by now, you have probably seep the dash cam video of the shooting but if you haven't, we do want to warn you, it is disturbing. dash cam video shows laquan being shot 16 times. some of the shots were fired after the 17-year-old fell to the ground. the release of that video last week sparked protests in response to the shooting, which actually happened last year. officer jason van dyke says he feared for his life when he saw mcdonald had a knife. jury selection is under way in the trial of an officer accused in the death of freddie gray. gray died in april after being arrested. his death sparked massive protests in baltimore, you will remember. william porter is the first officer to be tried. five others will be tried separately. they are charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault. this morning, four people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in louisiana. authorities believe david mattis stabbed his wife and 2 and 4-year-old sons to death. police say mattis' stepdaughter
found both adult bodies in the living room while the boys' bodies were found in separate bedrooms. a woman in utah is alive today thanks to the quick thinking and work of two strangers. and it was all caught on camera. the woman was trying to rescue her two dogs who had fallen through the ice when she fell into the chilly water. officials say there's normally no one around in that area but a city worker just happened to be in the right place at the right time. he called for help and police got there within a couple of minutes. the worker says his decision to sleep in that day may have saved the woman's life. >> had i come earlier and done my rounds and been home, she would have been dead. no way you should have survived that >> i don't think she should be alive today. there was definitely someone watching out for her. >> the woman was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia but she is expected to be okay. president obama is calling out a certain country for its
pollution during a climate change conference in france. the president says india has to curb its carbon dioxide pollution. both he and the indian prime minister agreed climate change is an urgent threat. the u.s. has been pressing developing countries to make pledges to reduce their green house gas emissions as part of a new climate agreement. now to decision 2016, after a brief break for thanksgiving, candidates back out on the campaign trail today and donald trump is under fresh scrutiny from fact checkers and coming under increased fire from his gop rivals. nbc 10 national correspondent, kristen welker, reports. >> reporter: gop candidates finally responding to the shootings of the planned parenthood facility in colorado springs. it's obviously a tragedy. nothing justifieds this. >> reporter: condemning the attack but stopping short of agreeing with critics, including the executives at planned parenthood who say that fiery anti-abortion rhetoric contributed to the shooting. >> this is so typical of the
left, to immediately begin demonizing the messenger because they don't agree with the message. >> there is a tremendous group of people that think it's terrible all of the videos that they have seen with some of these people from planned parenthood talking about it like you're selling parts to a car. >> reporter: meanwhile, donald trump is also not backing down after repeatedly insisting he saw muslims celebrating in new jersey after 9/11. >> this didn't happen in new jersey. there were plenty of reports and you're -- >> it did happen in new jersey. i have hundreds of people that agree with me. by the way -- >> it doesn't make it true. >> reporter: trump under fire for seeming to mock a "new york times" reporter aft ho has a joint condition after he challenged trump's claims about 9/11. trump said he wasn't mocking the reporter. >> he is using what he's got to such a horrible degree. i think it's disgraceful the -- and i think the "new york
times," frankly, should give me an apology. >> reporter: the "new york times" isn't apologizing and trump's rivals aren't buying it. >> he has insulted other reporters. this one, he absolutely mocked, who was disabled. >> reporter: and some candidates are showing new strength. ted cruz is now just two points behind trump in iowa. and chris christie picked up a key endorsement from the influential new hampshire union leader. meanwhile, ben carson visited jordan this weekend, aiming to bacterial meningitis his foreign policy credentials after a series of blunders, including referring to some syrian refugees as rabid dogs. on sunday, carson said the refugees he met weren't offended. >> they understand here that they are talking about the jihadists, islamic terrorists. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc 10 news. a live look right now from iowa where republican presidential candidate ted cruz is holding a town hall meeting. this is the first of three town halls that cruz is planning today in iowa.
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teens delaying sexual activity and an increase in condom and contraceptive use. those good parenting practices include knowing where your kids are, who they are hanging out with what they are doing. cyber monday is in full swing a lot of boxes are sort of looking the other way as millions long on in search of the best deals. nbc 10 national correspondent, jay gray, reports from the amazon fulfillment center in robbinsville, mercer county. the cyber monday lines were packed and moving right now, miles of conveyor belts shoveling holiday orders in amazon where, like many retailers, they anticipate this will be the busiest cyber monday ever. >> we do expect today to be a record. this is part of a season of deals for us with black friday and cyber monday being the two big days. cyber monday is the king. and it is going to be the
biggest day of the year for us. >> reporter: cyber monday shoppers are expected to spend $3 billion or more, up 12% from last year. and that doesn't include those who logged in early. according to the national retail federation, more people shopped online than stood in line on black friday, a trend, according to a survey from sas, driven by convenience, value and the ability to compare prices and search for better deals. >> you can save on those great high ticketed items, a i pliances, electronics, high-end accessories. >> reporter: electronics are, by far, the biggest draw and could account for as much as 75% of today's online purchases. but then, that kind of makes sense. high-tech shoppers buying high-tech on one of the highest volume shopping days of the season. jay gray, nbc 10 news. now, before you go online for those screen buster deals, take precautions, security experts recommend you use a separate credit card for online
shopping that way if hackers get your information, the rest of your credit line and bank accounts will be safe. pay attention to your statements after your purchases for any unusual microcharges. you see, hackers hope that you won't notice $1 or $2 missing from your account. shoppers hit the stores on foot and online this holiday weekend. the national retail federation says nearly 52% of consumers, about 151 million people, shopped online or in stores thursday through sunday, spending an average of about $300. 73% of those shoppers say they went on black friday. 34% on thanksgiving day. and shopping for toys this holiday season, the consumer product safety commission has three tips to keep kids safe all year long, choose age-appropriate toys by reading the age label on the toy. giving a scooter other another riding toy, make sure the child has a proper-sized helmet. and be cautious when buying high-powered magnetic sets can contain the small magnets that are dangerous and should be kept
away from children. get more tips on cyber monday shopping with the help of our nbc 10 news app. we have information on how to avoid getting grinched by cyber crime. we also have our holiday shopping gift guide for any budget. well, philadelphia eagles pro bowl linebacker, connor barwin, has proven he is a star not just on the football field, but through his work giving back to the philadelphia community. connor is getting a big hon they are week. conner is here along with dawn, sky partners, sky is honoring connor wednesday night with its person of the year award. congratulations. thanks for being here. >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you. >> dawn, tell us why you're honoring him. >> well, sky community partners is an organization right here in philadelphia, non-profit, whose focus is to eliminate barriers that eliminate low-income and underserved individuals from the being healthy and well educated. we have noticed -- taken notice to all the great work that connor has done in philadelphia. he has only been here for two
years but he has made a significant imprint in underresourced communities, particularly taking blighted areas and redeveloping them into play spaces and recreational spaces for children. so, we wanted to recognize his work and we are really excited that not only he is going to -- we are going to be honoring connor, we are also going to have a few other honorees recognizing on wednesday. we are really excited. >> tell me about the playground we are showing video of right now >> is zack smith? >> no, ralph brooks. >> ralph brook, great. basically, connor, you may want to speak a little bit more about this, but he looked at this space, he rode a bike -- he rides his bike to work, not normal for most football players, either a car or have a driver. he rides his bike to work and he was driving through south philadelphia and said, you know what, this space doesn't look great for kids. >> wait, so you're driving by and you say, you know, this can be better, the kids around here need better? >> exactly. i started my foundation when i
got to philadelphia. i thought i'm 27 years old, i'm moving to philadelphia. it's time to take a leadership role in the community that i live. so i decided i wanted to kind of help rebuild playgrounds a huge influence on me and every kid deserves a fun, safe place to play. so, i happen to ride my bike past the one in south philadelphia, started to meet members in the community, leaders in the community and put together an incredible team with the public sector, private sector, my foundation, other foundations, the community leaders and, you know, 14 months later, reopen the park with the brand-new basketball court, tot lot, garden and a number of murals kind of surrounding the whole block. so it was a big success, took a lot of people and we are moving forward to another project. also in south philadelphia, smit playground, not to be confused in fairmount where the play house is, smith playground in
south philadelphia, start construction on -- a couple of weeks. >> the playground had a huge influence on you growing up. detroit, you were recently home. what was that like? >> well, that's big conversation, detroit is a very interesting place to be right now. obviously, they are on incredible hard times but it is an exciting place to be a as well, also the game was disappointing but still thanksgiving i have a lot to be thankful for and happy to be home with my family. >> how great you are giving back, sounds like that's very important to you. >> philadelphia gives me a lot. to be able to play for the city, to be able to play for these fans, for mr. laurie, our coaches, i get a lot from the city, i think it's only right i try to use what i have to try to give back. so, good, congratulations to you. connor will be honored wednesday night at the loew's hotel in philadelphia. thanks very much. appreciate it. >> thank you. well, we have had some dry
weather lately but that is about to change. we are not getting out of the mild weather pattern though. rain coming in during the night tonight. light rain. then it gets a little heavier and then we got more of it tuesday, more of it wednesday, and a very warm november about to end. cloudy skies across much of the area now, 44 degrees, the winds east northeast at 13 miles an hour. there's that wind coming in off of the ocean and so it's increasing the moisture. it's also increasing the -- decreasing the temperatures prevented from warming up very much. it is still 39 in pottstown, reading, quakertown, allentown, doylestown, 40 degrees in coatesville and with the clouds thickening up, it is not going to get to warm up a whole lot more than it is now. 44 in philadelphia, we probably won't even get to 50 degrees today. and places like mount holly and trenton, closer you are to the ocean, the lesser the chance of
seeing a big temperature rise. but it's 52 in beach haven, 52 in louis, delaware, the ocean is not as cold as the land right now. we have some light rain around the washington, d.c. area, creeping up this way as we head toward the night tonight. it's not racing here, not especially heavy, but that's just around one. there's a lot more coming, some of it all the way back into arkansas, big storm in the middle of the country, but that part is not coming that way, there's a lot of snow there, going up into canada. we are not seeing an overall change in this mild weather pattern, at least not as we start december. temperatures in the 40s, generally cloudy skies, the rain builds up as we go up to the evening hours, 7, 8, 9:00 tonight. starts becoming more widespread, if anything, the temperature goes up during the night tonight. so, it's not going to be cold by
tomorrow morning. look at that, 51 degrees at 7 a.m. philadelphia, even warmer in delaware and south jersey. allentown, 47 degrees. tomorrow morning, in the 30s now. so, we get the rain but we also get warmer at the same time. we are not expecting much in the way of heavy rain during the day tomorrow, document see those yellows and oranges here but watch what happens as we go into wednesday. hey, there is a little bit of a break tuesday night and then here comes the next part on wednesday, some of that could be on the heavier side, watch this. there's 1 clack on wednesday. and then it just -- all day and by the time we're finished with all of this, by wednesday afternoon or evening, there will probably be at least an inch of rain falling in much of the area. clouds thickening up, some light rain generally in delaware late or today and of course, more widespread during the night
tonight. fairly rainey day tomorrow, but it's not going to be real heavy rain. it is going to be mild though. 56. and then close to 60 with the heaviest rain coming in on wednesday. we dry out on thursday and once we do dry out, it looks like it's going to stay dry and not all that cold all the way through the weekend, looks like a nice weekend. we will be right back.
coming up this afternoon starting at 3:00, day four of ellen's 12 days of christmas giveaways and the gifts keep getting bigger and bigger. now to an update on our top story, three people are dead in montgomery county and police are calling it a murder-suicide. police in hatfield found the three bodies just before midnight in a home on diamond street. we are also learning that a 27-year-old woman and a 4-year-old child were in the home at the time. they weren't hurt. neighbors say they didn't hear any gunshots and they didn't suspect any issues in the home. now let's get one last look at the weather with nbc 10 chief meteorologist, glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> we are about to end the second warmest november ever recorded in philadelphia and we do not see any signs of the change in that pattern. so today maybe the coldest day of this next week. >> wow, we have been spoiled. >> yeah. and today, these temperatures
are close to average. the cloud rinse ceasing. we haven't had a whole lot of rain in november but going to have some tonight and into tomorrow. not necessarily heavy rain, but a lot of hours of rain. and then on wednesday, if we are going to be getting any heavy rain, it would occur on wednesday. also could be the warmest day of the week when we could get up to 60 degrees in parts of the area. and then the timing of this, looks like it will be drying out the end of the week and next weekend, another fairly nice weekend. >> look at that, timing is everything. >> how about black friday? >> we have got that -- most spectacular. >> incredible. retailers sending you thank yous, for sure. >> that's right. it is going to be not as warm as that this next friday and the following weekend, but now we are talking about december. and we are still talking about temperatures in the 50s and sunshine. >> yeah, crazy spoiled. >> couple wet days and things will improve.
>> steve: look, hope, i told you, i have to stay out of this thing you want to do, and you make it really hard for me when you follow me to my room-- >> hope: tell me about going to find bo. >> steve: i already have. >> hope: then tell me again. what did they do to him, steve? who was there? who kept him from getting medical treatment? >> steve: hope... it's over. >> hope: it's not. it's not going to be over until those bastards-- every single one of them-- pays for what they did to bo. >> shawn: i'm really glad that you stayed, claire. and i know that your great grandmother's really happy too. >> claire: family should be together for something like this. so isn't it good that mom got here? >> shawn: yeah, definitely. >> claire: so is there a reason we didn't go with her to grandma marlena and grandpa john's?