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right now at 11:00, after a weekend of warmer temperatures, we are starting out the workweek with cooler and windier conditions. and tonight, parts of our area may see a wintry mix. a live look this morning at the blue cross river rink at penn's landing where it is cloudy but dry. days from now, people will be gathering at this spot to watch the new year's eve fireworks. good morning, i'm lauren mayk. tonight, some in our region could see sleet, freezing rain and possibly snow. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen has a look at the forecast. >> and we have that wintry weather headed our way. it's all in the middle of the country now, slowly moving in this direction.
we have snow, freezing rain, sleet and a lot of rain slowly heading our way and it will be here as we go mostly through the overnight hours tonight. for today though the clouds will hang around, high temperatures mid to low 40s so colder and breezy today. that winter weather advisory is up for that part of the area because of the big weather system i showed u lehigh valley and poconos, these are the areas that we are watching, 7 p.m. tonight through 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. this is the timeframe where we expect those temperatures to drop cold enough to get sleet, freezing rain, maybe even around an inch of snow and then as we go into tomorrow morning, we should start to see that rain transitioning up to the north. so, take a look at future weather, here we go through the day today, the clouds are around, temperatures are colder and then overnight by about midnight or so, that's when we see the precip moving in. that's 2:00 in the morning. notice the areas to the north and west, the peak shaded areas, lehigh valley poconos, temperatures at or below freezing, possibly upper bucks county, this would be, again,
sleet, freezing rain and possibly around an inch of snow. that rain starts to move up to the north. by 6:00 tomorrow morning, we could very well see a large portion of the lehigh valley already transitioning to rain. either way, a rainey morning commute for the rest of the area, we will be watching this as we go through the rest of tonight as well. more details on the timing of this coming up. a pedestrian is killed after being hit by a car on a busy stretch of road in the oxford circle section of philadelphia. nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal has more. >> reporter: after hours of morning delays, all the lanes on the boulevard now back open, you can see traffic is moving again after police say a man was crossing the street about 5:30 this morning when he was hit by a car heading southbound. the front end of that suv was seriously damaged. police say the driver did stay on scene. he is cooperating with this investigation. all of the southbound lanes were closed for hours during a busy morning rush as detectives process this scene, at this
point, police say no charges are expected. meantime, this crash woke up neighbors in a very residential area. >> i'm sleeping. i just heard the noise. around 5:30, 5:31, i got up and peek out the kur tapes and three is is an accident. >> reporter: witnesses say a few people went over to try to help victim but it was far too late. he died heater scene. police have not released the identity of that victim n northeast philly, randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. skyforce10 over a house fire in conshohocken, marco rubio county this morning. the fire started on spring dale avenue before 8 this morning. crews quickly brought the fire under control. everyone inside that home got out safely. no one was hurt. a marco rubio man is hospitalized this morning after he tried to chase off two robbers and was attacked. police say it happened here at mather way and wagner way in cheltenham township. police say a man saw the two suspects, a man and a woman, trying to steal one of his tires right off of his car parked at
an apartment complex. the man confronted the duo and that's when police say they attacked him with a tire iron and a brick. even though the man had serious head and facial injuries, he called police and officers found the couple hiding out. the car owner is in the hospital in serious condition. philadelphia police woke up neighbors in hunting park when officers moved in on a house, police got a call about midnight about gunshots coming from inside a home. when they got there, a man was inside, holed up by himself. police say the man eventually shot himself. no word on his condition. philadelphia police believe there is a connection between two shootings over the weekend that happened just blocks from each other and just minutes apart. both shootings happened in overbrook late saturday night. a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck in the neck, back and leg. someone shot him along 67th street near meade street a short time later, someone shot a man on a front porch near lebanon
avenue and 67th street. so far there are no arrests in these shootings. also, police have not arrested anyone in the four shootings in southwest philly on saturday night that included the death of a teenager. in south jersey, investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed vacant home in mount moral yesterday morning. take a look at this picture. it was sent to us by one of our viewers. you can see heavy smoke as crews got a handle on the flames on canterbury lane. searching for justice, a philadelphia mother is asking for help to find the kids who attacked her 14-year-old son. nbc 10 spoke with jennifer simon and her son, whose identity we are not revealing. simon says her son and her cousin were confronted by a group of about a dozen teens in tacony on saturday night. she said the teens asked the cousin it is they knew another kid. when the cousins said no, two of the teens in the group allegedly jumped the victim. simon filed a police report. she also shared what happened on the may fair facebook page, hoping to track down her son's
attackers. >> one of them punched me in the neck and i kept on walking 'cause i didn't want to start anything with them. >> i will press charges though, i definitely will. to maybe save another child from it happening to them. >> simon's son is recovering from bruised ribs and police are investigating. no decision so far this morning from governor tom wolf on a budget dilemma. pennsylvania has been without a budget for almost six months. the governor's two choices at this hour, either accept and sign the budget he believes is inadequate and falls short or veto it and extend the budget stalemate even longer. in a last-minute vote ahead of the christmas holiday, the governor was presented with a gop-support budget plan. it contains about $500 million less than he had wanted. it is slimmed down with no talk of pension or liquor reform and no major tax increases. plus significantly less spending on education than the governor had wanted. but republicans and the general assembly say it is time to pass something, even if it's not
perfect for everybody. >> it's time for us all to admit we need to take things off the table. we can take pensions off the table. we can take liquor off the table. i certainly think we should take an income tax and a sales tax increase off the table and pass a budget that's realistic that can get 102 votes in the house, 26 in the senate, get the governor to sign it >> the governor wanted much more spending on education. restoring cuts made during the recession and paid for by some tax hikes. the governor had said he would not make a decision before today. talk about a holy heist. someone snatched baby jesus from a nativity scene at a church in easton on christmas eve. a church member noticed the plastic infant jesus missing before the 11 p.m. christmas eve service outside of trinity episcopal church on spring garden street. this is not the first time the statue disappeared. 12 years ago, it was stolen as part of a college fraternity prank and then returned with an apology note. so, baby jesus was secured with
a cable, but this time, someone cut the cable and removed the statue. the church wants baby jesus returned, no questions asked. and there is another investigation under way in northern new jersey after someone swiped baby jesus from a nativity scene there. police say the statue disappeared from st. clair church in clifton, passaic county, some time between 7 saturday night and 7 sunday morning. the statue is estimated at a few hundred dollars. police are reviewing surveillance footage from surrounding businesses in the area in hopes of finding who took it. >> our people put so much money into building this, it is our first nativity ever in this parish. whether it's a prank or not, it's foolish prank. i'm very sanded by it that someone thinks this is funny. >> and this is not the first nativity theft in that area. according to the archdiocese, at least four other statue thefts have been reported. philly slugger ryan howard is denying doping allegation in a cable broadcast report.
howard's name was mentioned in an al jazeera documentary that focused on broncos quarterback, payton manning. the report says pharmacist who once worked at an anti-aging clinic claimed to provide professional athletes with performance-enhancing drugs much the report says the pharmacist did so while being secretly videotaped by the network. the phillies released a statement saying, in part -- ryan howard's lawyer released this statement which reads, in part -- as for peyton manning, he issued this denial of the doping allegations on espn.
>> disgusted is really how i feel, sickened by it that i'm not sure i understand how someone can make something up about somebody. admit he has made it up and yet somehow, it is published in a story. it's completely fabricated, complete trash, gar bash. there's some more adjectives i would like to be able to use, but it really makes me sick. >> pharmacist at the center of the report told the associated press there isn't any truth to any statement of his that al jazeera planned to air. a step forward this morning in the fight against isis. a victory for forces in iraq battling the islamic state. we will explain what they were able to do coming up. and warm weather, cooler economy. see how the unseasonably high temperatures this month are hurting some businesses. and we have some wintry weather moving into part of the
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dealing with all three. temperatures dropped overnight following a horrendous weekend. tornadoes in texas killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. as nbc's dave gutierrez shows us, the dangerous conditions are far from over. this morning, weather whiplash from tornadoes to floods to blizzards devastating the southwest and midwest. >> sorry, i don't know what else to say. sorry. >> reporter: at least nine confirmed tornadoes touching down in texas, destruction spanning nearly 40 miles near dallas. >> houses torn up everywhere. >> reporter: an ef4 twister tore through garland with howling winds up to 200 miles per hour. among the dead a 3-day-old infant killed when a tornado swept through this home. >> please, baby, please, baby, be okay, baby and i was holding her little finger. >> reporter: texas' governor declaring four counties disaster areas as thousands are still without power.
overnight, this family salvaging what they could by candlelight. >> it was the most horrifying event ever in my life. >> reporter: further north, flash floods turned deadly. five people killed in illinois. another eight dead in missouri. today, new mexico is under a state of emergency. the massive storm system dumped two feet of snow in parts of the state. wind gusts up to 82 miles per hour. the treacherous driving conditions extending all the way to the texas and oklahoma panhandles. >> people need to slow down. the roads are slick. >> reporter: these tourists from miami visiting amarillo are on ice. >> put the chain on the tire for the first time in my life. >> reporter: as others in the same state struggle with through the deadliest december for tornadoes on record. >> this is absolutely unreal. >> that was nbc's gabe gutierrez reporting. british prime minister, david cameron, will survey damage today caused by weeks of
heavy rains and swollen rivers in northern england. hundreds of troops were helping exhausted residents and emergency workers fight back rising river waters that have inundated towns and cities. crews are working to restore power to thousands of homes and apartments left in the dark. iraqi military forces retook a strategic government complex in the city of ramadi from isis militants today. they have occupied the city since may. a military spokesman has said that ramadi had been fully freed of militants but the head of the military situations in anbar quickly claire need troops have only retaken the government complex and that parts of the city remained under isis control. the iraqi military launched a long-promised campaign to retake the city last week. their progress had been hampered by sunshiners, bobby traps and the destruction of all bridges leading into ramadi. now to decision 2016, we could get more reaction today to donald trump's latest attacks on
hillary clinton and her husband. the republican front-runner targeted clinton over the weekend for announcing she is letting former president bill clinton campaign for her. trump wrote on twitter he, meaning bill clinton, "has a penchant for sexism, so inappropriate." trump says he took that phrase from hillary clinton's recent words about his quest for the white house. >> the pen chent for sexism is exactly her words i turned them i thought it was fine. yeah i think that bill clinton was, you know, turned out to be a liability against obama. >> meanwhile, we are learning that it's now a dead heat between trump and fellow candidate ted cruz in iowa. and on another front, democratic candidate bernie sanders is trying to smooth things over with his party and regain momentum after his campaign apologized for actions related to a data breach of hillary clinton's files. thousands of volunteers joined artists yesterday to help decorate floats for the upcoming new year's day rose parade
artists are working around the clock to get ready for friday's parade. this is the 127th year for the rose parade. it kicks off new year's day at 11 a.m. you can watch it right here on nbc 10. unseasonably warm weather could be cold for the economy. among the hardest hit, department stores and retailers that stocked up all that winter clothing we just weren't wearing the past few weeks. >> there's lots of issues selling outer wear and scar was and mints and gloves and sweaters and things we normally get rid of this time of year, a big deal. >> the irony is better weather makes people more inclined to head out to shop, they could end up at the car dealer. another winner, outdoor recreation, except for ski resorts. camelback mountain was closed this weekend and is closed again today. its website says it will make snow as soon as it can and will reopen as soon as possible. well, today we stay nice and dry, it will be cloudy, it will
be breezy and a little bit colder, too, but then by tonight, that's when we have some precip moving in. part of the area will see a wintry mix. north and west, lehigh valley y poconos, expect sleet, freezing rain and possibly around an inch of snow. these areas you will not be wanting to drive when it occurs, most will be overnight tonight. a messy commute. we go into tuesday, rain most of the area, with the exception of those spots, north and west, a rainey morning commute for most of us for tomorrow morning. in the meantime, for the rest of today, we say cloudy and breezy, temperatures by noon about the mid-40s, even 3 p.m. we 6:00, right around 43 and staying breezy. so, cooler today than what we had over the weekend. here is that big storm system in the middle of the country, snow and there you see the pink showing up that wintry mix with a lot of rain moving in with this, too. so it is moving in our direction and we will see it. i think mostly overnight tonight, starting to move in. today though, we are just going to keep the clouds around, it
will be a cloudy day and then late tonight, that's when we see that wintry mix move in. now the areas with the winter weather advisory, that is the poconos and the lehigh valley. this will be in place 7 p.m. tonight through 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. i think a majority of this will be moving in overnight but within this timeframe. we expect those temperatures to drop down enough to support some sleet, freezing rain or possibly that snow and then we could see that transition back to rain right around the morning commute hours. so, here's future weather today, just cloudy and dry and then late tonight, right around midnight, we should start to see a lot of this move in. here's 2:00 in the morning. there you see the pink-shaded area north and west, that would be that wintry mix, the freezing rain, sleet or snow. temperatures here at or below freezing but again, notice it's through the overnight hours, think many of you will be sleeping, however, you don't want to really be traveling. this is going to cause pretty hazardous travel, especially since we haven't seen this so far. the temperatures will start to warm up in time for the morning
commute tomorrow. 6 a.m.en the model here been pretty consistent with showing that rain moving up to the north toward the poconos by 6:00 with those temperatures warming above freezing. at that time, the poconos could still support wintry mix, the rest of us though, those temperatures keep on warming and we keep on seeing rain. so, now, here's 9:00 tuesday morning, some heavy rain around, temperatures in the 50s possibly, so, we are going to see a messy morning commute, but only a small portion of the area seeing that wintry mix. by 2 tuesday afternoon, we should really start to be clearing out of the rain and we keep doing that as we go through the rest of the week. for today, we stay mostly cloudy, temperatures colder, 43 to 46 degrees, it will stay breezy and overnight tonight, that's when we start to see that precip move in. tuesday the mix will be north and west, rain elsewhere, mostly for the first half of the day, temperatures warming to around 57 degrees, 50s for wednesday and thursday and going into 2016, it is going to get cold core, 42 for friday, low 40s
over the weekend. it was closed after more than 130 people got sick. well now, one boston chipotle is back in business. we will tell how will be eating lunch there today, coming up. and you want to exercise longer? if working out more is one of your new year's resolutions, we will tell you what you may want to do right before you hit the gym.
today at the same chipotle where 136 people got sick earlier this month. the chipotle reopened on saturday. health officials ordered the restaurant closed on december 7th after dozens of patrons, including members of the boston college men's basketball team became sick with a gastrointestinal illness. >> i've always ain't here and i've never gotten sick, so -- >> not worried at all today? >> not at all. >> officials say the outbreak was likely caused by a sick employee. they don't think it is linked to the e. coli cases that shuttered dozens of restaurants in oregon and washington in october. a new study finds that childhood asthma maybe on the decline, but not among kids living in poverty. new research shows the benefits of drinking coffee for athletes. experts say gulping a cup of joe before a run might help you keep going longer. previous studies have shown taking caffeine pills improves endurance but this research found getting caffeine from coffee increased performance by an average of 24% if you drink two to five cups before a
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a live look this morning at the blue cross riverrink at penn's landing where it is cloudy, but it is dry and folks are starting to show up there to enjoy a day of skating. folks will be gathering in this very spot to watch the new year's eve fireworks later this week, but tonight, parts of our area may see a wintry mix. tonight, some in our region could see sleet, freezing rain and possibly snow. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist, sheena parveen, has a look at the forecast.
>> and we have that wintry weather headed our watch it is all the middle of the country now, slowly moving in this direction. we have snow, freezing rain, sleet, and a lot of rain slowly heading our way. and it will be here as we go mostly through the overnight hours tonight. for today, clouds hang around, high temperature, mid to low 40s, cloudy and breezy today, that winter weather advisory up for part of the area that big weather system i showed u lehigh valley and poconos, these are the areas that we are watching, 7 p.m. tonight through 7 a.m. tomorrow morning, this is the timeframe we expect the temperatures to drop cold enough to get sleet, freezing rain, maybe an inch of snow and then as we go into tomorrow morning, we should see that rain transitioning up to the north. look at future weather, here we go through the day today, the clouds around, temperatures are colder. this is 2:00 in the morning, areas of the north and west,
pink-shaded areas, lehigh valleys, poconos, temperatures at or below freezing, possibly upper bucks county. this would be sleet, freezing rain and possibly around an inch of snow. that rain starts to the north, 6:00 tomorrow morning, see a large portion of the lehigh valley transitioning to rain. either way, rainey morning commute for the rest of the area, we will be watching this as we go through the rest of tonight as well. more details on the timing of this coming up. at least 11 people were killed in a string of tornadoes in north texas yesterday, among the dead, be a infant a mother, father and four children were inside this mobile home when the storm hit. the force of the twister tossed it nearly 100 feet in the air. the father ran outside running and bleeding and begging his neighbors to take his 2-day-old baby girl to the hospital. >> just kept saying, oh, my god, to jim, the neighbor, please, baby, please, baby, be okay, baby. and i was holding her little fingers, you know, how when they are little, they like to curl
their little fingers around you? her little hand was cold. >> the baby did not survive. two other adults in the area were also killed. collin county, texas is now and youary state of emergency. firefighters in dallas rescued a driver from the roof of his car this morning after he found himself trapped in floodwaters much the other person in the car managed to swim to higher ground. no one was hurt here. first, it was warm weather, then devastating tornadoes and now parts of texas are dealing with cold, wintry weather. blizzard-like conditions stranded drivers in places like lubbock and be a legal lien and the cold air is sticking around this week. checking out our nbc 10 headlines, police are not file anything charges against a driver involved in a deadly accident this morning. they say the driver hit a man crossing roosevelt boulevard early this morning in oxford circle. skyforce10 was over the scene at the boulevard and harbison avenue. the pedestrian died on the scene. police tell us he was crossing at a red light.
the accident shut down roosevelt boulevard for part of the morning. it is back open now. skyforce10 was also over a house fire in conshohocken, montgomery county. it started on springville avenue before 8:00, crews brought the fire under control. everyone inside the home got out safely and no one was hurt. a man and woman are in police custody, police say he attacked a man with a tire iron and brick after he caught them trying to steal a tire off his car. this happened last night off yo you the side the man's apartment building in cheltenham township. the man had head and facial injuries. new video into nbc 10 showed a pretty wild scene, take a look, watch as these two guys wearing hooded sweatshirts walk into the gala grocery store on east tioga street in kensington last wednesday night. they immediately take out guns, at least four people inside, a couple of them tried leave, but you just saw the gunman pulls them back in. they forced the customers on to
the floor and take a cell phone and cash from one of them, then police say they demanded money from the cash register. they are still looking for those two gunmen. philadelphia police need your help identifying the man you see in this video. he is wanted for holding up the r & j minimart on woodland avenue last tuesday. police say went to the back of the store, pulled a gun on an employee and demanded money from the cash register to be put inside a white plastic bag. if you recognize him, call police. in chicago this morning, police are yet again under scrutiny, this time after an officer shot and killed two people early saturday morning, one of them by mistake. >> give comfort, lord god. >> yesterday, the community held a vigil to remember betty jones. the 55-year-old mother of five caught in the crossfire. jones was killed along with her upstairs neighbor, 19-year-old college student quinn tone yo la grier. it was his own father who called police after la grier was
allegedly banging on his bedroom door with a baseball bat. when police arrived, they say he was combative and that's what sparked the gunfire. his mother says he was mentally ill. >> why couldn't he be in the hospital, something had to happen, rather than in the morgue? >> what about the tasers? taser him down, don't start shooting people, inspects people. >> in a statement, chicago police say jones, the woman killed, was accidentally struck. the department is offering a its deepest condolences. meanwhile, the department of justice is investigating the city's police force and there have been calls for the mayor to step down. these deaths come after the release of dash cam video of teen laquan. the officer is back in court tomorrow. the police involve merchandise the latest shooting are on a 30-day administrative duty as part of a new policy. a company is developing a new way to keep kids safe from gun violence in the classroom.
this safety pact was an idea the teacher had following the dead slight agent sandy hook elementary school in connecticut three years ago. a police supporting ors that donates bulletproof k-9 vests to police departments is hoping to donate these safety packs to schools across the country. >> everybody loves the idea, but i don't need pats on the back. i need some help. >> now the safety pack was tested at a shooting range with different firearms and works just like a bulletproof vest. christmas day has come and gone and chances are you received a few gifts that maybe were not on your list. but before you head to the stores to take them back, you need to know about some new policies that could make your returns a little bit trickier. here is olivia sterns. >> reporter: sometimes, santa's gifts are not up to snuff. >> sometimes you don't like the gift they give, socks, shoes, ties, yeah. >> when i return other people's gifts, i sometimes get a little
nervous that i'm gonna run into them in the store holding their gift saying, hey, hi. i got two of them. that's my excuse. >> reporter: and while you might not be ready to return to the mall just yet, there are a few things you should know to make swapping out those presents a breeze. in some stores, the window of time for returns is shrinking. >> but you're not just up against the clock on the return policy, you're up against the limited amount of merchandise that's left. >> reporter: always check the fine print in the store's policy. return the gift in the original packaging with all of its tags. and if possible, bring a gift receipt. some stores are tightening their policies combat an estimated $2 billion in fraudulent returns over the holidays. at sears, most items must be returned within 30 days. costco will not allow returns of tires, batteries or custom orders. and walmart shoppers can only make three returns without receipts within a 45-day period.
and for those hard-to-please friends, gift cards are a popular choice this year with more than $25 billion worth expected to be sold. >> if you receive a gift card that you don't want, that you know you're never gonna use, don't just put it in the bottom of the drawer, you can actually sell it online. >> reporter: at sites like raise and card pool, you can sell or trade in your unwanted gift cards in exchange for cash or credit at a store where you want to shop. olivia sterns, nbc news, new york. now, for another post-christmas task, if you purchased a real christmas tree for your home this year, now might be the time to bring it down. if you're still enjoying that real christmas tree in your house until the new year, experts say don't let it dry out and become a fire hazard a dry tree can burn very, very quickly. and according to the national fire protection association, a dry tree can burn faster than newspaper. experts say it is a good idea to recycle a tree when the needles start falling off.
and if you live in the city of philadelphia, the residential christmas tree recycling program begins next monday, january 4th. it runs through saturday, january 16th. if you want to recycle your tree, you can drop it off at one of several streets departments sanitation convenience centers. there will be nearly two dozen other dropoff sites. to get all of that information, you can come to our website, nbc10.com, or check out the nbc 10 app. it is a day -- is day three of the week-long tradition of kwanzaa. community leaders hosted a celebration in philadelphia's point breeze neighborhood yesterday. observers of kwanzaa recognized one principle each day. today's principle is collective work and responsibility. >> one of the things that black folks have to do right now in the instance of what's going on around the country, we have to do ourself, we have to stop looking for other people to do things for us. we need to be in positions where we can finance our own dreams. >> this kwanzaa celebration also
features vendors selling traditional african clothes. the mummers are getting ready for their broad street strut on new year's day. string bands and other groups are polishing up their parade routines. ♪ nbc 10 was with the woodland string band at their final dress rehearsal yesterday. woodland has competed in every mummers' parade since 1927. now, this year the band will perform a routine they call "you bet jurassic's good". >> it will sound like a soundtrack to music and go along with the props, mixing with the costumes and all, really going to make a -- really going to make you think you're at the movies, looking at the actual "jurassic park" movie. >> joked that this year's performance has been 65 million years in the making. the mummers parade begins friday morning at 9 a.m. and it ends around 6 in the evening. this year, the parade steps off at city hall and it runs south on broad street to washington
avenue. also, the fancy brigades will hold two ticketed competitions at the pennsylvania convention center, at know 12 noon and again at 5 p.m. there are just three days to go until we ring in 2016. and in new york city, workers are getting everything ready for the hundreds of thousands of revelers expected to pack times square on new year's eve. crews have been putting the finishing touches on the giant times square ball. they have installed hundreds of new waterford crystal panels to add sparkle and hundreds of crystal triangles already in place. the light dissplipt baplay on ts described as a wonder design. the ball weighs nearly 6 tons. ahead on nbc 10 news at 11 a.m., less than sparkling sales, see why diamond demand is dropping, coming up. and we have some rentry weath -- wintry weather coming up, when
guardian. diamonds may be a girl's best friend but that relationship isn't helping sales. a new report finds diamond sales will go up only 2% this year, that's compared to 4% last year. the reason, a lower demand from china, a soft luxury goods market and changing consumer attitudes. a survey done by the wedding site, the knot, finds 8% of brides gotten a engagement ring this year without a non-precious stone. "star wars," the for"the fo awakens" is soaring into the record books. yesterday, hit a big milestone, earning $1 billion in global sales faster than any fill until history. it took 12 days to hit the $1 billion mark, one day earlier than previous record holder, "jurassic world." it also scored a record for christmas day box office sales on friday. analysts say that is without even opening yet in china, the second largest movie market in the world. if you thinking of welcoming a new pet into your home, sue? pretty good time to do it the animal care and control team of
philadelphia is offering a different adoption special every day. they are call thug the bark in the new year. here to tell us more about this is amy, communications and development specialist for the animal care and control team of philadelphia and she is a special guest with you. >> yes, i do >> tell mow who you brought with you today. >> this is chewy. we are not sure if he is named after chewbacca. >> let's go with that right now. for this time, let's go with that. >> we think he has the loyalty of chewbacca. so -- >> how old is chewy? >> he is about 6 years old. he came in as a stray so we are not totally sure, but our vets think he is about 6. >> he is just beautiful there. and so he is looking for a good home. >> mm-hmm. >> so, tell us about some of the -- you have got incentives, not just for chewy but for other animals that you have as well. tell us what you are offering. >> every day, a different type of animal is going to have a special. so, large dogs are today.
um, so if you need an exercise buddy, they are perfect to help, you know, motivate to you run. foster pets are free on tuesday -- yeah, on tuesday. what else? >> the kind of thing you are looking for, take a look at your calendar and see what would be the best die come in where you could get a pretty good deal. >> you got it. yep. >> you know, families thinking about adopting a pet, we often hear about just being careful over the holidays, things getting lost in christmas, now you can kind of take your time and really think about who would be best for your family. what are some of the things that you want to think about before you make that decision? >> um, definitely want to think about how much time you have to commit to a pet, cats require a lot less time than let's say a puppy. so, you know, being realistic i think is important. where are you going, bud? trying to sneak away. >> very excited. >> you know, also, want to think about what -- you know, if you have small children in the family, you want to get a pet
that is going to be comfortable being around that small child. >> would you recommend that children come in with you? >> definitely. >> interact with the animals a little bit and see really where there's a good chemistry? >> yep. yeah. and also if you have dogs the home, you can bring them in as well. >> okay. >> to meet any potential new dog you're going to bring into the home. >> you know, there are animal lovers out there who maybe can't have an animal in their home, but you do have some options for them as well, right, if they want to help? >> oh, yeah, definitely, volunteering is huge. you know, you can come in and help walk the dogs -- >> chewy is very excited. >> cats like chewy some attention. you know, you can donate, you can foster, if maybe you can have a pet temporarily but not for a long period of time, we have a large foster network of volunteers who help us save thousands of lives every year, so, there's tons of things you can do to help out, other than adopting. >> but adopting is certainly an
option. >> yes. >> and chewy is hoping that you will choose him. >> yeah, he is purring up a storm. >> all right. good. i'm glad that's happy. thank you so much, ame, for joining us. appreciate it. well, today, we stay nice and dry, it will be cloudy, it will be breezy and a little bit colder too, but by tonight, that is when we have some precip moving in, part of the area, we will see a wintry mix, so, north and westerly lehigh valley and poconos, where we expect sleet,
freezing rain and possibly around an inch of snow. so, these areas you will not be wanting to drive when this event occurs but most will be overnight tonight, kind of a messy commute. as we go into tuesday, rain most of the area with the exception of those spots north and west, so, a rainey morning commute for most of us tomorrow morning. the mean time, the rest of today, we stay cloudy and breezy, temperatures by noon recall the mid-40s, even 3 p.m. by 6:00, right around 43 degrees and staying breezy. so, cooler today than what we had over the weekend. here is that big storm system in the middle of the country, snow and there you see the pink showing us that wintry mix with a lot of rain moving in with this, too. so, it is moving in our direction and we will see it, i think mostly overnight tonight, starting to move in. today, we are just going to keep the clouds around, it will be a cloudy day and then late tonight, that's when we see that wintry mix move in. now, the areas with the winter weather advisory, that is the poconos and the lehigh valley. this will be in place, 7 p.m. tonight through 7 a.m. tomorrow
morning, i think a majority of the this will be moving in overnight, but within this timeframe, we expect those temperatures to drop down enough to support some sleet, freezing rain or possibly that snow and then we could see that transition back to rain right around the morning commute hours. so, here's future weather today, just cloudy and dry and then late tonight, right around midnight, we are starting to see a lot of this move in. here's 2:00 in the morning. there you see the pink-shade aired ya north and west, that would be that wintry mix, the freezing rain, sleet or snow, temperatures here at or below freezing but again, the overnight hours, many of you will be sleeping, however, you don't want to really be traveling, this is going to cause some pretty hazardous travel, especially since we really haven't seen this so far. but quickly, the temperatures start to warm up in time for the morning commute tomorrow, 6 a.m., the model here been pretty consistent with showing that rain moving up to the north toward the poconos, by 6:00, those temperatures warming above freezing, at that time, the poconos could still support
wintry mix, the rest of us though those temperatures keep on warming and we keep on seeing rain. so, now here's 9:00, tuesday morning, some heavy rain around, temperatures in the 50s possibly, so, we are going to see a messy morning commute but only a small portion of the area seeing that wintry mix. by 2:00 tuesday afternoon, we should really start to be clearing out of the rain and we keep doing that as we go through the roast of the week. for today though, we stay mostly cloudy, temperatures colder, 43 to 46 degrees, it will stay breezy and overnight tonight, when we start to see that precip move in. tuesday, the mix will be north and west, rain elsewhere, mostly for the first half of the day, temperatures warming to around 57 degrees, 50s for wednesday and thursday, going into 2016, it is going to get colder, 42 for friday, low 40s over the weekend.
looking for something to do with the kids today? well, how about dinosaur adventu adventures, weird specimens and animal shows, happening at the academy of sciences at drexel university. the academy is hosting all-star days until wednesday to celebrate its most popular family programs. visitors embrace the creepy crawleys for bug day yesterday, today it is all about the reptiles. you can buy discounted tickets
online. coming up this afternoon, starting at 3:00, it's ellen, with philadelphia's own bradley cooper, plus actress melissa benoit and musician, gary clark jr. then at 4ing cloo, a haste on the high seas, how three men led authorities on a 20-hour chase in the open ocean. this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. now, an update on our top story, philadelphia police tell us a man struck and killed while crossing roosevelt boulevard this morning was crossing at a red light. the accident happened in the south bound lanes of the boulevard at harbison avenue around 5:30 this morning. the driver did stop and will not face any charges. police have not identified the man who was killed. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. i'm lauren mayk. for sheena parveen and all of us here at nbc 10, have a great day.
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