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wilmington bids a solemn farewell to firefighters that died in the line of duty. following funerals, the city has a public memorial service later today. no show. members of the philadelphia orchestra walked off the job as the curtain was about to go up on opening night. we will tell you why they're now on strike. tax hike deal. the new jersey governor and state lawmakers agree on a compromise that calls for a 23 current per gallon increase in gas tax. we will explore what that means for your pocketbook. good morning, welcome to nbc10 news today.
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i am ted greenberg. thanks for being with us. it is 5:00 a.m. this saturday morning and it is another damp and cool morning in the area. first alert meteorologist krystal klei is here. >> the forecast looks like a wet one for your saturday. already had a few people last couple days saying okay, when is the rain going to end. it is in sight but not for today. you see on radar and satellite, scattered showers through d.c. and maryland and north central and west parts of pennsylvania. we've got a break at least from rain. clouds are hanging overhead. another area of light, moderate, heavy showers down to our south. the potential for isolated to scattered showers, thunderstorms
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there again. we have cloud coverage overhead, it will be another dreary start to saturday morning outside. it will be cloudy and cool through the afternoon. not seeing a lot of warming since yesterday. temperatures a couple of degrees higher in some areas but that's about it. still breezy today on the shore. winds at 20 to 25 miles per hour in the forecast throughout the afternoon which unfortunately makes it feel colder outside. i was walking around around the city, feels chilly out there. on and off rain in the forecast for you. temperature wise, we will see a ton of warming from where we have been through the overnight hours. 58 in philadelphia and 55 pottstown. wilmington. 59. atlantic city 63. yesterday only hit a high of 63. today, high of 69 degrees. we will talk more about heating in the next several days, we make it to the 70s and look at when the clouds finally start to
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break. >> thanks. if you have outdoor plans, make sure you have the nbc10 app, get forecasts specific to your neighborhood and track showers with interactive radar. happening today. thousands of people expect to pam a memorial service for two wilmington firefighters killed in the line of duty. firefighters, first responders, friends and the public gather at chase center on the river front to revolver lieutenant christopher leach and senior firefight firefighter. they comforted his family. he carried his dad's helmet out of the church. they died fighting a house fire last saturday.
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four others were hurt. >> to understand the gravity of what these men and women do. >> the firefighter that killed them was dleliberately. she faces multiple charges and two counts of murder. there was poignant support at dover speedway. kyle benjamin displayed the fire department crest on the hood of his car and won his first career win. and this note, we will be live streaming that service at the chase center on the waterfront today at 1:00 p.m. on the nbc10 app. 5:04. new this morning. investigators in montgomery county will be looking at a fire that spread from a garage to a house. nbc10 was on the scene in hatfield. fire broke out about 2:00.
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they put it out about 90 minutes later. people living in the home were able to get out safely. from concert halls to the streets, they had to settle for an outside serenade. the walk out came before the start of the orchestra season. all concerts for this weekend are cancelled. they put down instruments and picked up picket signs. the labor union voted to strike after salary talks with orchestra leadership struck a sour note. years of pay cuts put their salaries well below ork stras in other cities. patrons were in their seats when they learned the first concert
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had been cancelled. >> we kind of looked at each other, is this a joke? >> we have a multi year offer on the table that will -- >> can't underestimate the value of the musicians, what they bring to our city. >> i don't blame them for doing what they are doing, they are world renowned musicians. >> you can get a refund for any concert cancelled by the strike. new jersey drivers, get ready to spend more at the pump. governor christie and democratic leaders agreed on a plan to hike gas tax by 23 cents per gallon. if you have a 20 gallon tank that's $4.60 more every time you fill up. it is for a transportation fund. it will receive $2 billion for the next 8 years. christie says money spent on roads will save the average
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driver 600 in repairs. we talked to drivers with mixed reactions to the proposal. >> absolutely ridiculous, everything else is incredibly expensive. i live in philadelphia and come here to get my gas. >> people make it back and forth to work. >> it includes several tax cuts. the sales tax would gradually drop three/8ths%. tax credits for retiree, vets and low income workers. the proposal still needs to pass through both houses of the legislature. to the crash in hoboken. federal investigators took blood and urine samples but are holding off interviewing him because of his injuries. they'll return to the crash site this morning. if they're able to secure the damaged terminal, could get
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their first look at some of the train cars still untouched. black box failed to download yesterday so it is not known why the train went into the station so fast thursday morning. governor christie had this to say. >> no accident is acceptable so we have to get to the bottom of what happened and i promise we will. >> crew members have been very cooperative and we appreciate that. >> half dozen people out of more than 100 hurt in the crash are still in the hospital. one woman was killed. her family planning a funeral. some are saying they didn't act quickly negative to equip the trains with an automatic braking system. a harrowing ride for children aboard a texas school bus. more of newly released video showing the ordeal and what caused it. and with halloween on the way, scary clown sightings have
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communities on edge from south jersey to new york. what some towns are doing about clowns trying to frighten children.
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welcome back. it has been a gray, cool, cloudy forecast day after day and today looks similar. starting with radar and satellite. the sun isn't out yet. what we already have overhead are clouds lingering and spotty, light showers hanging mostly west of us at this point. so as you see the pump is pushing through harrisburg. this is wla we were expecting. most activity is further west. we also have an area of rain. yellow and orange. pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms. that's overseas now. it is mostly dragging north, maybe slight northeast curve. the shore is more likely to get
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something in the morning hours than say new jersey and pennsylvania. something to have an eye on through the morning. today we continue with clouds and on and off showers. philadelphia, winds up through 60. suburbs, mid-60s by 4:00 p.m. lehigh valley, low to mid-60s. maybe a break from sunshine very briefly. overall it is a cloudy day. delaware, 66 at noon, new jersey also looking at 66 degrees. mid to upper 60s by afternoon. on the shore, close to 70 for forecast highs. we will talk about your sunday with things getting better in a bit. >> thank you. here's the wells fargo center in south philadelphia, the sight of the hero thrill show to benefit families of first responders killed in the line of duty. the 62nd annual show will feature demonstrations by the philadelphia fire and police departments and stunts by canine
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and mounted police units. if you go, you can enjoy food, music, philly phanatic, cheerleaders. it raises money to pay college tuition for children of fallen police officers and firefighters. ahead in sports. a bad break for the sixers. why ben simmons will be sending the next several weeks rehabbing his foot and what it means for the start of the new season. come on... dogs just won't quit. neither does new frontline gold.
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screams from kids aboard a texas school bus that flipped
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last week. yesterday school officials released video of that accident near houston that injured more than a dozen high school students and the driver. investigators say the driver told them she swerved to avoid another vehicle and lost control. none of the injuries life-threatening. the driver of a fedex truck faces aggravated assault after trying to force a school bus off the road near the jersey shore. according to authorities, the bus tried to pass. the school bus driver received a lesser charge for illegal passing. should say that was last month. decision 2016. donald trump will make a pennsylvania campaign stop tonight just outside lancaster but it is his latest twitter rant that's getting attention. trump's tweets attacked hillary clinton and former miss universe alicia machado. he asked did crooked hillary
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help disgusting alicia m become a u.s. citizen so she could use her in the debate? a sex tape has not been confirmed. machado said he degraded her for gaining weight. she called the tweet proof trump is unfit to be president. >> who gets up at 3:00 in the morning to engage in a twitter attack? i mean his latest twitter meltdown is unhinged, even for him. >> during a campaign stop in michigan, he had more to say about his microphone in the first presidential debate. >> you have 100 million people watching, what do you do, stop the show? it was bad. i wonder why it was bad. figure that out. >> the commission on
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presidential debates said an issue with trump's audio effected the sound level in the debate hall but not on the television broadcast. also have the results of a new poll from new jersey. stockton university surveyed voters leaning toward one candidate or another, it found hillary clinton leads by six points. ten percent plan to vote for a third party candidate or nobody at all. fall is here. temperatures are dropping. there's a need for coats for children. they're hosting a coat and uniform drive in philadelphia from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the mamie nichols center on south 22nd street. for more information, go to our website at or check out the nbc10 app. and we are starting with radar and satellite. this is a wider view.
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i want to show you what's going on. why are we still looking at rain. we have a storm system sitting well to the west of us actually. that's a low pressure center. all that means is the storm system itself, the center of the system, but it is a huge system bringing up showers. it is stalled, sitting west of us. as a result is pumping more and more moisture over us, bringing us stormy weather. on top of that, we have a cold front that's also hanging over us, helps to fire off storms. if they don't move and we continue to see that activity, that's what's been going on for us. currently, a little break from showers. we've got clouds overhead, and cloudiness, cool breezy weather, kind of a dreary forecast, it does continue into saturday. not looking like it will be an absolute washout for today like we have seen in the past couple days. in delaware seeing some of the
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heaviest rain. this is doppler estimated rainfall. if you remember the last month, we have been talking about how little rain we have seen. we picked up a lot of it in the last few days, ending the september on a wet note. look at delaware, saw some of the heaviest rain. these are estimated rainfall totals, not official values, but close to a foot of rain. 8 inches near milford. moving through suffolk county. new castle county looking at close to six inches near middletown, philadelphia to 3.5 inches of rain. these are estimated amounts, maybe you saw more at your house than this and that's not a surprise because there were pockets of heavier showers the last few days. we look at the shore, two to five inches near cape may for
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estimate values. chances weaken. today, good chance for on/off rain. you see chances start to drop off through reading, atlantic city. chances don't disappear, slight chance in atlantic city early in the work week. chances drop off monday, tuesday, wednesday. that's before the next chance of rain moves back in from tropical moisture. here's the neighborhood forecast. 69 degrees, high temperature, center city. mid to upper 60s expected in philadelphia with isolated showers, scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. in suburbs, temperature of 66 in lance dale, cookstown, 63. through new jersey and the shore and delaware, tracking temperatures, mostly hanging in the 60s to around 70 today.
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this is sports desk, brought to you by xfinity. x-1 from xfinity will choose the way you experience tv. good morning. i am danny pommells. don't shoot the messenger, sixers fans. the team announced ben simmons has a fracture of the fifth metatarsal, the bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. it occurred yesterday morning in training camp. he was taken for x-rays and mri where the fracture was discovered. they haven't released a timetable for his return and haven't said if he needs surgery. tweeted this, trust the process, two praying hands emojis. they need to be patient trusting the process, the healing process. to baseball. ryan howard back in the lineup for the phillies against the
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mets. expected to play all three games and phillies expected to buy out the option year for the contract. not a big crowd but fans in south philly giving a warm ovation to howard. first at bat doing what he does best. the wind and cold keeps it in the park. in august that would have been gone. bangs off the toyota sign. howard out of place, ball lands on the bag. run scored. the fifth straight loss. that's a look at sports. i am danny pommells from csn.
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today from 10:00 to 4:00, get your history fix at the germantown festival. costume characters will stage reenactment of the only military battle fought in philadelphia. the festival will feature food, live music and after battle celebration. head to the banks of the schuylkill river for the international dragon boat festival.
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race day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 this afternoon on kelly drive. there will be food and fun at the event. 5:27 on your saturday morning. the city of wilmington getting ready for a somber send off for two fallen firefighters. following funerals, wilmington will salute two firefighters killed in the line of duty at a public memorial today. a preview ahead. and with the first alert forecast, radar tracking showers out there. we will talk about when showers finally break apart, when our camera shot looks dryer than here.
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week ago today. don't blame them for doing what they're doing. >> members of the philadelphia orchestra are on strike. they walked off minutes before the opening night gala concert. a look at the skyline. we will see clouds for saturday and showers, too, but not flooding rain we have seen in the last few days. good morning. welcome back to nbc10 news today. i am ted greenberg. now 5:30 on saturday morning. october is getting off to a damp and cool start, the way september ended. here is first alert meteorologist krystal klei with the weekend forecast. >> it is amazing. september was pretty dry through the month, and we finish on such a wet note. we are really starting october the same way. it is not looking quite as heavy as the rain we have seen the last couple days, but what we


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