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right now on "nbc 10 news today," trying to keep things on track. we are just hours away from a possible septa strike. a heart breaking loss to the birds. the eagles drop a matchup, a crucial matchup against the cowboys in prime time. paint ballç attacks. we're hearing from temp university officials as the school investigates several incidents that hurt at least one student. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good monday morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. last day of october, of course, it is halloween. you're interested in how to dress your trick or treaters today. let's check in with
meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill? >> chilly is the word of the day. we were near 80 degrees yesterday afternoon. that's not going to happen again today. we're in the 40s and dpaling. lehigh valley, 47 degrees right now. 48 degrees in new jersey and the suburbs with sunshine and there will be a lot of that today, 57 degrees, the high traur for philadelphia. northerly winds in the suburbs and 56 degrees and you'll feel those winds also in new jersey and the lehigh valley. but plenty of sunshine, 56 this afternoon for the lehigh valley, up to 57 degrees for delaware. there are some changes ahead, including temperature change is for trick or treating. i'll go through it hour by hour when i'm back in just a few minutes. let's see how the traffic is doing. jessica boyington with the first alert update. thanks, bill. starting in cinnaminson right now in new jersey, there's a downed pole and wire from an earlier accident scene on route 130 headed southbound around
taylor's lane. traffic is allowed to move by the scene. just the right lane is open right now. watch for that, out on the schuylkill expressway, we're still good here. these are our cameras around girard avenue. no big problems or delays in either direction. this is the westbound side. watching the eastbound drive time right here, 13 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway. average speeds are into the 50s now. you can see there's no big backups or delays. we're not worried about that. watching the blue route and we're good to go. northbound or southbound, 15 minutes at the most from the schuylkill to 95. speeds into the high 60s. tracy? we're following a developing story for you this morning. by this time tomorrow, a septa strike could forceç thousands commuters to look for a different way to get to school and work. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is live at suburban station where we could see the impact of the potential strike. good morning, pam. >> good morning, vai and tracy. we know both sides are going to come back to the bargaining table at 9:30 this morning. weep in mine, nearly 900,000
people rely on the affected routes every day. we're talking trains, buses as well as trolleys. that's where the sense of urgency comes from. they met late last night, trying to hammer out a deal as we get closer to the midnight deadline. some of the big hangups we're talking about here, the union wants to inkreengs pension for employees. they watch the to keep health care affordable and want to make schedules for all septa employees more xen. we spoke to a cab driver who was around for the last septa strike in 2009. he said if both sides don't reach a deal, it will be passengers left waiting. >> nobody, no cab was down here. they couldn't get here even. and also they couldn't -- people were standing in the line, over 100, 150 people waiting for a cab but there were no cabs. >> the strike could create a lot of difficulties for a lot of people. we know that schools and employers are already preparing to offer extended shuttle
services to students as well as staff. we also know that uber and lyft are talking about providing some sort of discount to riders near septa stations. of course, commuters are hoping that it doesn't get to that point. we'll of course be monitoring those negotiations for you throughout the day and throughout the morning. reporting live now in center city, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> stay with nbc 10 and the free nbc 10 app as the strike deadline gets closer. we have links to septa's contingency plan. as soon as we get word about a decision to strike or an agreement we'll send out push alerts to your smartphone or tablet. friendly fire.ç they collide and jason witten, wide for the game winner. tangle and the eagles secondary cost them the game in an overtime heartbreaker in dallas. you saw it here.
"the daily news" reads dak the knife, prescott cuts out the eagles heart. he threw the game-winning pass to beat the birds, 29-26. jillian mele, our buddy from csn joins us to talk about the devastating loss. midway through the third, it looked like the eagles were in control. what happened? >> oh, my goodness. it was a back and forth game. at one point you thought the eagles had this one. it was 20-10, when carson wentz hits matthews. this is a different point in game. this is a key play here. interception. jordan hicks makes that play in the end zone and prescott throwing that interception. there were a number of plays there but when you have that, vai, you know, ten-point lead at one point, you're thinking we've got this one. unfortunately, the tides turned a little bit. >> i think a lot of us thought,
we got this one. let's talk about doug pederson, head coach, he's in rough water with fans right now. why? >> yes. so a lot of people are questioning his play calling. people hadn't really questioned his play calling at all this season. take a look at. third and eight, this is in the fourth quarter, throw behind the line of scrimmage. lee just completely dominates here. the unfortunate part of this, a lot of people were questioning why didn't eagles go for a field goal instead? the field goal would have been a 53-yarder. the thing is, sturridge made two 55-yarders earlier in this game. you haveç a 53-yard attempt th he could have made. it's one of those in hindsight things. unfortunately there were a number of reasons why doug pederson is being questioned this morning. that one in particular is one of
the big ones. >> we discussed with you last week about the eagles having coulden to taken those kou-- to contain ezekiel elliott and dak prescott. >> they were able to contain elle yiott and hold him to 100 yards. jason witten in the end zone, this was in overtime. ezekiel elliott was a huge factor to be able to help the cowboys drive down the field. i was up for the whole game. i'm operating on three hours sleep right now. i was impressed with the ability to contain ezekiel elliott and impressed with the pressure that the eagles defense was able to get on dak prescott. unfortunately you saw what happened. 29-23 loss. i still think there are positives to take away from it. >> for only getting three hours of sleep, as always, you look
great. >> it's the make-up, thank you, vai. >> we love having you on. >> thank you. the eagles have another divisional road game next sunday when they visit the new york giants. it's a 1:00 kickoff at metlife stadium. >> 5:38. a temple university student was hurt after being hit by a paint ball yesterday afternoon. you can see the marks on holmes -- homes along diamond street. an e-mail said people were taken into custody by philadelphia police from a home on that street yesterday afternoon. it did not say if they were students or not. diamond street is considered off campus. university said there were reports of paint balls beingç fired at people walking along die monday street saturday night as well. philadelphia city council will hold a public hearing looking for ways to stop crimes targeting asian business owners. police reports show more than 100 chinese-american families were the victims of armed robberies this year alone. another concern, asian food
business owners are being targeted by armed burglars who invade homes above the businesses. city council will hear from law enforcement, crime victims and community advocates to talk about solutions. 5:39. hello, bill henley. >> hello. it is a chilly morning. we have a temperature that's dropping right now in philadelphia. 48 degrees. that's a couple degrees cooler. sun is not coming up until just under two hours from now. just before 7:30. we will see plenty of sunshine, 52 degrees at noontime. the wind this morning, a little bit stronger than what i'm expecting this afternoon. it will be dying down, allowing the temperatures to warm up in the middle 50s. that goes for the suburbs, too. scattered clouds, thin clouds. no sign of any rain in the area. we'll stay dry. those clouds thin out in a hurry, 50 degrees by lunch time. 54 at 4:00. you'll feel the winds in the
lehigh valley, too. a 6 or 7 mile-an-hour wind this morning. 49 degrees at lunch time. but it will warm into the 50s also in the lehigh valley. and new jersey, sunshine ahead. right now, a few thin clouds, rain clouds are way offshore from yesterday afternoon and evening. 48 degrees at 10:00. very low 50s at lunch time and middle 50s this afternoon. 54 at 2:00 and then 55 degrees at 4:00. then it gets cool in a hurry for this evening. the jersey shore, 56 right now. some of the interior areas of the shore in the 40s. but those will warm into the 50s as we go through the day. the winds a little bit stronger. it's that same northerly wind. the conditions stay dry, the humidity very low and it will keep us clearç today, too. it will keep delaware below normal, instead of 60s which is normal for this time of year, we're at 48 degrees right now. dropping down to 44 by 8:00. and then we'll be stuck in the 50s this afternoon in delaware,
55 degrees by 2:00 this afternoon. trick or treaters, clear skies and less wind, the temperatures will be dropping fairly rapidly. 56 at 4:00 in philadelphia. down 3 degrees at 6:00 and 50 degrees at that hour in the lehigh valley. look at the 40s as we go into the 8:00 hour, getting chilly and actually falling into the 30s for much of the area tomorrow morning. but there is a warmup ahead. i've got the 10 day on 10 when i come back. >> we'll see you then, bill. 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m. let's see if the majors with clear in south jersey. >> we look at 295. jessica boyington has that. >> our cameras in hamilton township, sloan avenue. no big problems or delays right now. maybe you're headed northbound towards the trenton area. you'll be just fine doing that. watching in cinnaminson. a downed pole on route 130 headed southbound around taylor's lane. the right line is moving by. the road isn't closed.
we can expect delays maybe later on in the morning commute. right now doing okay. out in cinnaminson, no big problems or delays because of that. of course i'll have more updates when i come back in the next ten minutes. we'll see you then, jessica. a man trapped in a house in philadelphia, finds safety in a household item. just ahead, hear from a neighbor who watched the rescue happen after this row home fire. also coming to a close. hear what jurors in the so-called bridgegate trial will be doing before they begin deliberations. nearly three thousand miles - that's how far away
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brian fitzpatrick will put his party first, not pennsylvania families. house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. 5:45. happy halloween. tonight, thousands of trick or treaters will be walking around the neighborhoods, looking great in their costumes. >> safety is a big part of having a fun night. nbc 10's monique braxton has a few safety remind he's for parents and children out there. let's check in with monique. >> sounds like we lost our transmission to monique. we'll come back to monique in a few minutes. the bridgegate trial is coming to a close. the jury will hear from the last defense lawyer to present a closing argument before the jury
starts to deliberate. two former aides of governor chris christie could be sent to pr prison for 0 years each if they're convicted. they both claim they thought the bridge closures were part of a traffic study. 5:46 right now, a kensington man is recovering after jumping out of his burning house on to a mattress yesterday afternoon. before firefighters show up to the fire, neighbors realized the man was trapped insigh. they were able to get a mattress outside and the man jumped from a second story safely on to the mattress below. >> he jumped. he didn't get hurt or nothing. >> the man who jumped out of the window is okay. firefighters were able to put the fire out in about ten minutes.ç 5:46 right now. the trump campaign will continue its push for pennsylvania this week. melania trump will be stumping for her husband in our area.
a tweet from his campaign manager says she'll speak at a rally in suburban philadelphia on thursday. no specific location has been given. tonight, vice president joe biden and house minority leader nancy pelosi will head line a democratic fund-raiser in philadelphia. it will be held at the sheet metal workers hall. residents can cast ballots in camden county at the county elections and archive center. this is first year camden county has offered early voting. the state of delaware has early voting. pennsylvania does not. in virginia, about two dozen people are hurt after a car slammed into a crowd following a nascar race. this happened in the parking lot of martinsville speedway. the striking car hit a group of people standing nearby. all the victims are expected to recover. this afternoon we're expected to find out more about the construction of a new park
in philadelphia on the tracks of the old reading railroad. the old tracks that snake through philadelphia are being turned into rail parks. it will be three miles of the old railroad stretching from brewerytown to northern liberties. this summer part of what will be the rail park was the site of a pop-up beer garden. city leaders will be laying out a time line for the park. the american red cross, they're hoping that you're up for donating some of the real stuff. manor college in jenkintown will hold a blood drive this afternoon. before we get toç your neighborhood forecast, you can check out some of our favorite halloween costumes we got which is exactly what we want you to
do. holly and howard kaplan dressed as first alert meteorologist sheena parveen and glenn "hurricane" schwartz. that's pretty good. >> the bow tie. see the bow tie. >> that's the spirit. that's the spirit. >> it is. >> i'm dressing up as a homeowner giving out candy to small children who are dressed up. have some sugar, kids. it's fun. i enjoy it. we always get a good crowd. >> it is fun. it is fun. >> it will be a great night for it, too. >> the weather will be good. >> it will be just fine. heading out right now, it is a little bit chilly. there's a chilly breeze blowing this morning. that will keep things cool during the day. we will see lots of sunshine and the wind that's blowing during the day will be settling down for trick or treating. that will make for chilly trick or treating this evening as the temperatures drop down into the 40s. right now we're looking at 40s for allentown, 46 degrees in pottstown and 48 in wilmington.
if you're up early yesterday morning, the temperatures were much warmer. these readings are about 15 degrees colder in philadelphia. northeast philadelphia is off by 15. 10 degrees chillier in allentown and wilmington is down by 14 degrees. that cool air will stay with us during the day today. but we're only seeing a few scattered clouds. no storm clouds like we had last night. those are completely offshore and out of the picture. i don't expect to see wet weather until we get toward the end of the week. today, sunshine. a nice rebound, 57 degrees in center city. normal high temperature is 63. we're. 6 degrees cooler than normal. the suburbs will feel the chill, too. 56 degrees. bright sunshine warming allentown into the middle 50s this afternoon. the winds will be dying down in new jersey after a breezy morning. 55 in trenton. at the shore,ç sunshine, all d long. a beautiful day for cape may, ocean city and atlantic city. you'll see plenty of sunshine, too, in wilmington.
with clear skies this evening, the temperatures will be dropping fairly rapidly. be in the 40s early this evening, down to 44 degrees in center city. many of the suburbs will be down into the 30s tomorrow morning. even chillier tomorrow morning compared to today. 63 in the afternoon. look at the warmup, wednesday, 7 72 degrees. 75 on thursday. umbrella, another cold front will come through the area and drops the temperatures almost 10 degrees for friday afternoon, 66 and they go lower for the weekend. low 60s for saturday and sunday. sunday morning, a chill is in the air. that will be back on monday morning. then 50s for next tuesday and wednesday. nothing terribly spooky there. >> no, it looks good. thanks, bill. nine minutes before 6:00. let's get you to work, a check of the roads, including 202. >> jessica boyington has her eyes on the cameras there. what are you seeing? >> we're watching 202 around our cameras at route 29. no big problems 0 are delays, at least for right now. both directions north and
southbound look fine. if you're moving from 29 at this point to the schuylkill expressway, that's where most cars go at this time or at least within the next hour when rush hour really starts to begin. but seven minutes right now, average speeds into the mid-60s. we're not seeing big problems or delays there. we're moving through delaware. no problems here either. the drive times look great. 11 minutes northbound from 295 to 495 with speeds also into the 60s. here's route 38 over in norristown, new jersey around nixon drive. just a car or so moving through the intersection. no backups or delays there. and all the bridges are clear. no scheduled openings right now for the tacony palmyra or the burlington bristol. the walt whitman bridge, ben franklin bridge, nice and clear moving into philadelphia. a bitter sweet mass for a local church. we'll tell you why on a day where it was marking a major milestone, this house ofç worsp also held its final service. an nbc 10 news at 4:00, the
nbc 10 investigators are looking into school fire drills. >> we first told you how philly schools were failing fire drills. now investigators are checking out suburban schools. >> today at 4:00, we'll tell you about the new action the state is taking.
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four minutes before 6:00 right now. from the nbc 10 delaware bureau, a catholic church closes its doors on 09 years of history. ♪ christ our king parish in downtown wilmington was packed for its final worship yesterday. attendance has dwindled and mounting expenses made it more difficult to continue. about 700 people attended the final mass. happening today, this is always fun. the eagles back from dallas will trade their football uniforms for halloween costumes. some of the birds will dress up and they'll surprise patients at children's hospital of philadelphia. this is video of the event from the last year. the players will spend the afternoon with youngsters, passing out treats. the annual halloween bashç at c.h.o.p. is part of the community outreach program.
>> always very sweet. in chester county, students can check out hundreds of different schools in all in one place. about 240 colleges and universities will be represented at the chester county college fair today. it's at the exton square mall. a viewer tells us that her daughter is living with a condition that requires a special stroller. but efforts to get one from the insurance company went nowhere. >> next up at 6:00, we'll show you how the nbc 10 responds team helped spark some action in her case. plus, the clock is ticking for both sides of the septa contract dispute to reach a deal. we will explain what it means for commuters as the threat of a strike looms. you are watching "nbc 10 news today." three minutes before 6:00.
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walk off the job. overtime heart breaker. eagles drop a close one to the cowboys on "sunday night football." and kids with costumes hit the streets on this halloween. and leaders have a warning to parents to keep everyone safe. nbc 10 news starts now. >> monday morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. this is one of those days where every kid is interested in the weather. parents are as well. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley who has the neighborhood forecast. hey, bill. >> nothing is going to staed in the way between the children and candy this evening. it looks chilly this morning. here's why.