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neighborhood on fire. flames rip through eight row homes forcing folks out into the cold. today pennsylvania begins a recount. wawa's largest center city store will be open for business in a few hours. 6:00 a.m. from friday morning. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. the morning team will be very busy today. >> a lot going on. >> friday, yeah. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and the neighborhood forecast. hi, bill. >> we're the all-day team today, vai. morning and evening for the big tree lighting ceremony, the christmas tree at penn's landing at 7:00. hope you tune in for that. heading out you'll need to bundle up.
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it's colder outside. a live view of the art museum. the tree is lit there. a little breeze blowing the flag in front of that building. the wind is wloeing. we have windshield readings in the lower 30s. philadelphia feels like 34 degrees. feels like below freezing in allentown. 1 degree above freezing for wilmington this morning. it's a cold start but we'll see clear skies all day long. sunshine will warm these temperatures up. 37 in the suburbs. 38 degrees in delaware. lehigh valley at 35 degrees. warm-up about 10 degrees in the lehigh valley with sunshine. 50s for delaware. low 50s for philadelphia. near 50 degrees in the suburbs. at the shore, while inland hit 52, a degree warmer this afternoon. sunny skies and a nice warm-up. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. >> good morning, everyone. around route 29, no problems or delays. drive times, seven minutes northbound from 29 to the
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schuylkill. speeds into the 60s. we're not seeing any big delays. 42 freeway in new jersey looks great. northbound and southbound. we typically look at northbound side for any delays, at least for the morning because that's what traffic is moving toward philadelphia. we'll end in northeast philadelphia where there's an accident. a crash reported on the boulevard northbound around elbridge street taking out lanes into the outer drive. this morning we're following breaking news in allentown where flames ripped through eight row homes. overnight crews got control of the flames. the fire started early last night on north fulton street. cruise evacuated people on the block as they fought the flames for hours. nbc10's katy zachry is on the scene with an update. what do we know? >> reporter: tracy, it was some incredibly tense and very sad moments last night and in the overnight hours on fulton street. this is block of row homes is
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the stretch that was damaged. some homes a total loss. the fire is now out. you can see an engine is staying on the scene to watch for hot spots in case they flare up. let's go to video of what happened overnight. allentown fire department called in for extra manpower as the fire grew in size. it took four hours for firefighters to get it under control. a firefighter tells us it began in the middle row home. we are told everyone on the block made it out okay, though i am still waiting for official word that no one, including firefighters, was injured. neighbors say it is the worst thing that's happened on their street. they're just grateful it did not happen overnight while people were sleeping. >> the time of night, what time it start, nobody was sleeping. it was early. that means someone was able to combat it. >> reporter: people were awake enough to get out. >> yeah, nobody was sleeping. nobody was sleeping.
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>> reporter: you may have caught in the middle of that comment that witness speculating about the cause of the fire being a heater. at this point the fire marshal has not come out with the official cause of what began this fire. at the top of the broadcast we told you more than 20 people are being assisted by the red cross. 23 to be exact are being helped with food, shelter and lodging by that agency. reporting live in allentown, katy zachry, "nbc10 news." an early morning fire in north philadelphia. when our crew arrived around 1:30, there were still flames coming from the roof of this row home at 24th and montgomery avenue. firefighters quickly put out those flames and no one was hurt. investigators are looking for the cause of a deadly fire in philadelphia we brought you as breaking news as night at 11:00. one man died in a fire that ripped through a building and stores with apartments above them in cobbs creek. nbc10 was at 64th.
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witnesses say they heard a loud boom before flames broke out. firefighters found compressed gas sill cylinders which likely ignited. five minutes past 6:00. happening today officials in philadelphia will double-check votes from dozens of precincts as a push for election recount in pennsylvania. those precincts are a fraction of precincts across the state. the green party is calls for precincts in pennsylvania. a court hearing on the statewide recount is set for monday. also lawyers for donald trump are blocking a recount that was set to start today in michigan. and a recount is already under way in wisconsin. president-elect trump won all three states. retired marine general james mattis is president-elect trump's choice to run the pentagon. can you see mattis in between mr. trump and vice president-elect mike pence in
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this video from last month. he's regarded as a hard-liner on iran. president-elect announced him at a rally last night. reports say chris christie could be next chairman of the republican national committee. if he's named christie would fill the post reince priebus is leaving to become president-elect trump's chief of staff. reports say it's possible the governor could finish out his term in office and leave the rnc at the same time. today a new jersey judge is expected to decide if she'll appoint a special prosecutor to investigate chris christie in the bridgegate scandal. >> activist argued christie knew of the scheme in 2013. the governor denied that and has not been charged in the case. two of christie's aides were convicted of conspiracy. the newest and largest wawa in center city will officially open its doors at 19th and
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market streets. mayor jim kenney will participate in the ribbon-cutting at the store later this morning. here it is. the city's police and fire departments will take each other on in the charitable hoagie building competition. here's a perk for customers. the store will offer free coffee all day, any size. >> hot coffee will be good today. much cooler than the last couple of days, bill. >> you need something warm today. coffee, that might do the trick, and a heavy coat, too. it's cold enough that the rink at penn's landing has refrozen after the rain yesterday led to a huge puddle. look at the festive colors this morning. the christmas tree lighting will happening tonight at 7:00. it will be chilly for that. in fact, we're getting a cold start this morning. in between now and then we'll see a lot of sunshine. at this hour, no sunshine just yet so the temperatures are still falling. 37 degrees in the suburbs. 38 in delaware. while it's 40 degrees at
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philadelphia international, look at new jersey. mostly in the 30s. turnersville is at 40 degrees. lumberton is holding at 40 degrees, it's 28 in princeton. it's a cold start. i'm watchinging a few clouds move into the lehigh valley and now into the suburbs. some clouds are blowing through during the day. but showers, they are much farther to the northwest. they will not reach us today. we'll stay dry and see sunshine. a nice warm-up. temps climbing to 50 degrees early this afternoon. clear skies this evening. 47 degrees at 5:00 into the 30s overnight tonight. sunny skies for the suburbs from 40 degrees at 9:00 to 47 at 1:00 in the afternoon. a few scattered clouds. we just saw them on that satellite imagery in the lehigh valley by late this afternoon those clouds are out of here. 43 degrees and falling in the lehigh valley. sunny skies for the delaware residents from northern to southern delaware, bright
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sunshine. near 50 degrees at 1:00 in the afternoon. interior new jersey getting a cold start right now into the very low 40s at 9:00, near 50 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon with sunshine and a little bit of a breeze still coming out of the northwest at about 15 miles an hour. not quite as strong as yesterday. just enough to make it chillier and enough to keep the jersey shore cool at 49 degrees at 1:00. you don't see any rain but that will change next week. we'll have that when i'm back in ten minutes. we're looking at 95, some police lights there. >> yeah, let's find out what that's all about. nbc10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has you covered. >> a disabled vehicle on northbound 95 to woodhaifb road. you can see road flares. nothing is closed. one of the lanes of the ramp is still getting by. you can see the disabled vehicle into the right shoulder. nothing really major happening
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right there. it's not affecting 95 right now. so, that's at least a good thing. in northeast philadelphia, an update on the boulevard action on north side on levick where outer bound lanes are closed. it was just the outer drive. 295 in new jersey around hamilton township and sloan avenue. no big problems in either direction. we'll end with mass transit. about 12-minute delays on norristown 6212 but other than that, everything on time or close to schedule. a former nfl player has been killed in a shooting. >> we'll tell you what police believe led up to the violence on the streets of louisiana. at ten after 6:00 -- mourning castro. we'll show you how people of cuba are marking the leader's death. ♪
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:13. a live look at blue river cross rink. we'll be there for the tree lighting tonight at 7:00. it's a live half-hour special on nbc10. we're so looking forward to it. the whole team. >> it will be fun. police in trenton are trying to figure out who shot and killed a passenger in a lyft car. the mercer county prosecutor's office tells nbc10 a gunman jumped in the ride-sharing service car wednesday night to try to rob three passengers. amber dudley was shot during the confrontation and died later at a hospital. no one else in the car was hurt. former nfl running back joe mcknight is dead. he was killed in an apparent road rage incident in louisiana. according to the sheriff, the other motorist shot and killed mcknight when he got out of his car yesterday. he was pronounced dead at the scene. he played for usc and parts of four seasons in the nfl, also in the canadian football league. he was 28. mourners in cuba are bidding
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farewell to fidel castro. they lined the streets as the cuban leader's ashes mrooufd through during a procession. they are headed for burial in santiago where castro was born. he died friday at the age of 90. buzz aldrich, the second man to walk on the moon, is recovering on a new zealand hospital after being evacuated from the south pole. the former astronaut was visiting antarctica as a tourist when he fell ill. he arrived in new zealand earlier today. the tourist company says he had fluid in his lungs but is responding well to treatment. the engineer who fell asleep before a deadly train derailment in new york in 2013 is suing the railroad for $10 million. william rockefeller filed the lawsuit, three years to the day when the metro north train derailed killing three people. he says the rail lane values on-time performance over
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workers. he wasn't hurt in the crash. federal investigators found the engineer was exhausted from undiagnosed sleep apnea when he nodded off and fell asleep. jessica boyington has her eyes on the camera at 295 and south jersey, right? >> that's right. 295 and around the route 168. we typically will see a little delay. maybe a little later on in the morning time, but right now we're doing just fine. southbound drive times are moving from 38 headed towards this point at black horse pike before route 42 and 676 split. maybe you're headed to philadelphia or different parts of south jersey. a 1-minute trip and average speeds into the 60s. you can see through the ongoing work we're not having any major problems. northeast philadelphia we're looking at the crash on the boulevard where outer lanes are closed, northbound around levick
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street. i-95 to woodhaven, nothing majorly impacting 95 but the one left lane is getting by off the ramp. not a big problem right now. you can see some road flares are out because of a disabled vehicle. a tow truck just got to the scene. they'll probably be clearing this out soon. on the pa turnpike looking good, too. route 1 to valley forge, a 22-minute trip. a really easy -- kind of easy morning drive so far. not seeing any big delays on the majors. i'll have updates for you when i come back in about ten minutes on more of the drive times. >> an easy drive, you know you just jinxed us, right? now let's check the weather with bill henley. >> it's colder outside so you need to bundle up. notice this view from the comcast center in center city. the skies are starting to brighten up. we're about 45 minutes away from sun viz. with clear skies we'll see lots of sunshine.
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without the sun up it's a cold morning and temperatures are still falling at this hour. we'll see bright sunshine. a nice warm-up during the day. the wind will be blowing this afternoon. we'll top out around 50 degrees. that's typical for the beginning of december. cold breeze blowing this evening. if you're coming down to penn's landing for the christmas tree lighting, you'll have to bundle up if you don't want to deal with the cold. we'll show it to you live on nbc10 at 7:00. 34 right now is what it feels like in philadelphia. the wind is blowing just enough to make it feel like it's in the 30s this morning. dry at the bus stop but temperatures will be in the 30s at 8:00 this morning so you'll have to bundle up in redding, atlantic city and philadelphia. sunshine nice and bright. a few high clouds. there's no wet weather with these clouds moving through the lehigh valley and into the suburbs. those will blow through. mostly it's going to be sunshine today. but that wind will still be with us on saturday into the weekend, so it's going to keep things chilly. 49 on saturday afternoon. very low 50s for jersey.
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jersey shore and delaware. windy day saturday but the wind dies down on sunday. it will be a little cooler but without the wind, it's actually going to feel about the same if not a little warmer on sunday. we have to deal with the wind today and tomorrow. temperatures near 50 degrees for both days. 37 degrees in the morning hours of saturday and even colder on sunday morning down to 34. bright sunshine to start with on sunday. clouds later on sunday and into monday. and then clouds will be building on tuesday. we'll start out dry but later tuesday and into early morning wednesday we could see some rain showers move through the area. air break wednesday morning and another rain on wednesday morning, which will come with a cold front. 56 degrees before the cold front arrives. once it moves through, here comes the cold. 39 degrees on friday. the wind blowing to make it feel like it's in the 20s. and next weekend, low 40s after morning temperatures in the 20s. ready to bundle up, tracy?
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>> i'm ready to bundle up. looks like december is here. thanks, bill. 6:19. police have a person of interest in that package explosion in center city, philadelphia. we'll tell you what investigators are saying about the man in this picture and the reward now being offered. plus, mopping up. we'll tell you how the sixers are rewarding fans who were at this week's fans that were postponed because of the wet court.
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happening today. hundreds of middle school students in camden county will get a taste of high school theater 101. those interested will take a field trip to cherry hill high school to see "the miracle worker" on stage. it's to mentor rising freshmen just getting started with on or off stage careers. drama teacher tom weaver says it's an exciting way for drama student to experience live theater. >> high school theater program is all about building confidence.
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they'll ask very poignant questions about the content of whatever show they just saw. >> weaver is in his 20th year of running the high school these ar -- theater 101 program. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington watching the roads. right now we're trying to watch the schuylkill expressway around belmont avenue. an accident reported on one of the off-ramps. this looks like might be part of that with a truck involved and another vehicle. a little slowdown in the westbound side of the schuylkill. i'll have updates when i come back. for now, a check on today's forecast with bill henley. >> it's a colder morning, jessica. people will be searching for their winter coats. december 2nd starting with clear skies. a live view from center city. sunny skies ahead. we'll warm things up this afternoon. there's more chill in our future. good your neighborhood forecast just ahead.
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bill, next up we'll have an update on a fire in allentown that ripped through eight row homes and forced nearly two dozen people out into the cold. we'll show you what the scene looks like this morning in a live report. plus, a partial recount effort begins today in philadelphia. we'll tell you how the city plays into the state wide push by the green party. ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪ ♪7 powerball tickets ♪6 match 6 chances ♪5 cash 5s ♪4 cash 4 lifes ♪3 pick 3s ♪2 mega millions (joe) happy holidays, rita. (rita) thanks, joe! (man) what a great gift! (announcer) pennsylvania lottery tickets make great gifts, like the new $1 million snow bank. (joe) happy holidays! ♪and best wishes from the lottery♪ the holidays don't officialy begin, until it's time to make: flaky, delicious, piping hot things. golden brown and sticky things.
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fiery destruction. flames ripped through eight row homes in allentown forcing nearly two dozen people out of their homes. person of interest. investigators are trying to find this man in connection with a package explosion. election recount. some precincts in philadelphia will start checking votes today as a larger effort looms in harrisbu harrisburg. it is friday morning, december 2nd. winter. let's get to
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month. this morning we have the chill in the air that feels like the >> winter arrives later this 2nd of december, 35 degrees in the lehigh valley. 30s for delaware and new jersey now at 39 degrees. clinging to 40 degrees in philadelphia. there is a wind blowing. it's at 9 miles an hour right now. so, it feels like it's in the 30s this morning. 50 this afternoon. lots of sunshine in the suburbs near 50 degrees. just a few scattered clouds in new jersey. 52 degrees this afternoon. a little warmer on the shore. not much warmer. it's the wind that's going to keep temperatures in the 40s in the lehigh valley and low 50s for delaware. there will be a few clouds at times but lots of sunshine, too. a i'll break these forecasts down hour by hour in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington watching traffic on a friday morning. >> thanks, bill. watching some delays on the schuylkill expressway and on the eastbound side. part of the ramp from the schuylkill eastbound to if this ison still seeing some slowdown. we know it's on the eastbound side also. this is a truck involved with
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another vehicle here. 26 minutes either way on the schuylkill expressway right now, eastbound from the blue route to vine street expressway and average speeds into the 30s. we're seeing pretty big slowdowns on the schuylkill. 422 looks okay. nine minutes, that's it. eastbound to schuylkill expressway, average speeds into the high 50s. we're following breaking news this morning in allentown where overnight firefighters got kroefl these flames ripping through a city block in allentown. this morning eight row homes are damaged and nearly two dozen people are out in the cold. the fire started early last night along north fulton street and some of the people who live on this block have lost everything. this comes weeks before christmas. nbc10's katy zachry has been on the scene all morning long and talking to some victims. what can youl affas has been restored to the 400 block of north fulton in allentown with the exception of this stretch of row homes, eight to be exact.
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vai, as you said, fire tore through these row homes last night. more than half a dozen families were forced out in the cold. now, this fast-moving fire on north fulton in allentown began after 8:00 last night. firefighters tell us it began in the middle row home of the block, possibly in the back of the house. a man and two children, we're told, were the first to report it. neighbors say this block is filled with families. many just poured out of their homes into the cold because of the fire. a couple of eyewitnesss tell me it was heartbreaking to see. young children forced out of their homes and shivering in the cold. >> they were crying, laying on the ground, shaking their head. >> reporter: and there were some kids who lived here? >>, yeah a lot of kids lived over there. all the houses have kids. everybody lose everything like that. >> reporter: now, some rescue workers and eyewitnesss who were
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here at the scene tell me there were no injuries to any of the people who live on this block or to firefighters. i am still waiting for official confirmation there were no injuries as a result of last night's fire. i'm also waiting to hear from the fire marshal as to what they think caused this fire. reporting live in allentown, katy zachry, "nbc10 news." meantime, investigators are looking for the cause of a deadly fire in philadelphia last night. one man died in the fire that ripped through a building with stores and apartments above them at 64th and callowhill in cobbs creek. some families who were evacuate ready back in their homes this morning. from our delaware bureau. wilmington fire department is mourning one of its own. the city commissioner announced the dead of senior firefighter ardy hope. she's one of three who died battling flames at a row home in september. she was listed in icu and critical and stable earlier this week. captain christopher leach and
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lieutenant engineery fickes were also killed in the fire. beatrice fana-ruiz was arrested. she lived in the house with her mother and stepfather and admitted to setting the fire. we have more details on the explosion of a center city home last month. we're getting new video and pictures of the who the fbi calls a person of interest. they refer to the person as a male but acknowledge it could be a woman. they say the person on surveillance cameras on pine and lombard a couple days before the blast. jim alden suffered shrapnel scars on his face, arms and chest when he was delivered a package to his home and it exploded. police are offering $10,000 for any information in this case. a partial re-election begins in pennsylvania. >> pamela osborne explains how this plays into the larger
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recount effort. >> it begins today in philadelphia. that's all it is. election officials will not inspect election software for malware that could have manipulated votes as the green party had requested. at 1:00 this afternoon the recounts and voting results from 75 machines across 1700 wards in philly will take place at the voting machine warehouse on wissahickon avenue. why thesetic wards? voters in each of the wards in question actually petitioned for the recounts. this is an effort, as you know, from green party candidate jill stein. she's pushed the recounts in michigan and wisconsin as well. we know president-elect trump has been against recount efforts. his attorneys have even filed paperwork in an effort to stop the recount in michigan. that recount was set to start today in michigan. wisconsin's recount is already under way. here in pa, trump defeated hillary clinton by 68,000 votes. clinton, however, defeated trump by a margin of nearly 455,000
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votes in philadelphia. a court hearing on the statewide recounts is set for monday. in the digital operation center, pamela osborne, "nbc10 news." 6:35 right now, 40 degrees outside. high schools in ocean county have a new tool to help drug overdoses. nurses are armed with narcan nasal spray kits. the spray can reverse overdoses from heroine and other opioids. it's the first in the garden state. a pharmaceutical company provided the narcan spray for free. in suffolk county a project to replenish the shoreline in rehoboth beach is under way. pipes suck up sand and push it onto the beach. it's the equivalent of moving hundreds of dump truckloads of sands but doing it quicker and cheaper. >> we're very fortunate. this is the best quality of sand we've used and found in the last
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15 years. >> there's no timetable yet for completing the project. 6:36. hard to even think about sand and the beach right now. >> we can. we can dream. but we have a big christmas tree lighting tonight. >> we do. it's going to be fun. bill and jessica are both going to be there. let's check in with bill and see what the weather looks like today and tonight. >> it will be great weather. starting off with clear skies. look at this live view from center city from the loews hotel. sunshine will be bright at 7:05 this morning. the temperatures at this hour still coming down. we're at 40 in philadelphia. it's going to be a slow warm-up with bright sunshine to near 50 degrees at lunchtime. 9-mile-an-hour wind as the temperature climbs. we go through the day, that wind will also be increasing 14 miles an hour this afternoon. a few scattered clouds in the suburbs, 37 degrees right now. mostly sunny skies. you'll see that same wind blowing this afternoon. 47 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. it will get chilly this evening. chilly in the lehigh valley, 35 right now.
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30s not much warmer at 8:00 but into the middle to upper 40s this afternoon. a few scattered clouds blowing through. no sign of any wet weather for the lehigh valley or in new jersey. clear skies. we're at 40 degrees right now in new jersey. that will come down a little by 8:00 and then back up into the upper 40s near 50 degrees this afternoon. the wind will be blowing at the shore. that will limit the warm-up there. 48 degrees at lunchtime with clear skies through the day and nothing but sunshine after these few thin clouds clear from delaware. that's a live view. 38 degrees. the wind at 13 miles an hour at 10:00. a little stronger this afternoon. we didn't have the wind, the temperatures would go higher. not bad. that's typical for this time of year. 50 degrees. but it will be chillier this weekend and then next week which had serious cold air on the ten-day on ten. we'll go through that when i come back in ten minutes. >> thank you, bill. >> very cold air. 6:38 on this friday. let's get a look at the traffic and looking over at 76.
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may be a problem. >> let's find out exactly where. jessica boyington. belmont? >> yeah, around belmont on the eastbound side of the schuylkill, too, which stinks a little bit because that's what traffic is moving into center city. that's where we typically see -- it's not blocking any lanes to the highway. it's just on the ramp right here so that traffic off belmont avenue might be a little backed up when moving by here. clearly police activity on the scene. you can see they have a sign pushing traffic to the left-hand side. the ramp isn't closed. eastbound from the blue route to vine street expressway is a 25-minute trip and average speeds into the 30s. an accident reported in hatboro in jacksonville road and county road. and route 42 at creek road, the north bound side. this is the traffic moving towards philadelphia. no major delays there right now, but definitely we'll keep our
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eye on that to see if there's any more delays. we just saw the 42 freeway moving before the walt whitman and ben franklin bridge split but looking okay. the tacony-palmyra is clear, too. 20 minutes before 7:00. the nbc10 response team has a warning for people looking to give back during the holiday season. >> we'll tell you what you need to know to make sure your donations make it to the charity you intend for it to get to and not the scammers. a fan favorite from an iconic phicon ic phillies' team is back. we'll tell you about john kruk's new role. where things come from?
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breaking news this morning. philadelphia police are investigating a break-in at a car dealership in southwest philadelphia. police are trying to figure out
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if anything was stolen. this is the chatman chevrolet dealership. there's broken glass and a busted fence there. one thing police do know is the car the burglars used to get to the dealership was stolen and left at the dealership. meanwhile, the holidays are a time of giving. some people are looking to take advantage of your generosity. >> this morning's nbc10 response, harry has a warning about avoiding fake charities. >> reporter: around the holidays you may feel inclined to give back, but before you write a check or hand over cash, there are a few things you should keep in mind. first, watch out for calls you may get out of the blue. the federal trade commission says some organizations may try to catch generous consumers offguard. if you get a call, don't donate right away. ask for a call-back number.
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then vet a charity before giving. use resources like charity navigator or the wise giving guide to see if the charity is legit. look for any complaints against the charity and read its tax returns to see how much money goes directly to the cause. when talking to a charity, do ask how your donation will be used. see if you can specify where you would like your money to go and make sure your donation is tax deductible. last, don't give your gift in cash. use a credit card or write a check so your gift can be tracked. harry hairston, nbc10 responds. now, we put all of that information on nbc10.com and the nbc10 app. if you have something for us, the best ways to reach us are on the screen. about a quarter to 7:00. the top of the hourzgins the "today" show. >> we check in with savannah guthrie and matt lauer to see
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what's coming up. good morning to both of. >> you good morning to both of you. coming up on a friday morning, what president-elect trump had to say at first stop on his thank-you tour. this as staffers clash with members of hillary clinton's campaign at a post-election event. why the bitterness appears to be far from over. also ahead, could your kids survive a fuel week without their smartphones? the surprising results when we challenged a group of teens to do just that. then bargains galore during our biggest steals and deals ever. >> fergie will perform live. >> and we'll give savannah a proper sendoff because this is her last day before she heads off on maternity leave. we'll see you here on a friday morning. >> yeah. >> can hardly wait for the sendoff. >> anything you want to say because you won't see her for 2, 2 1/2 weeks. >> well, we'll miss you and wish you lots of good luck and we look forward to pictures. >> thank you so much. as matt says, how can i miss you when you never leave?
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just kidding. >> yeah, i usually say that in private, though. >> all right, guys. we look forward to seeing you at the top of the hour. let's get a check on weather. taking a live look at blue cross river rink in south philadelphia. is it south philadelphia? i consider it south philadelphia. south of the bridge. to me it's south philadelphia. >> we'll be there tonight. i'll get you directions. >> that's the tree right there. towards the right of the -- >> it's going to be lit tonight. bill will be there, jessica will be there. we'll have family fun. >> we're going to get you a map, vai. one of those foldout maps. that's not south philadelphia. >> i have that in my car. >> that tree needs lights on it. we'll flip that switch. join us at 7:00 this evening. it's going to be chilly. if you don't to want brave the cold, watch it on nbc10. if you want to brave the cold, you need to bundle up because temperatures have come down. we have a cold morning. 30s for most of the neighborhoods with clear skies,
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we're cleared for sunshine. a sunny and breezy day. not as windy as yesterday. just enough to limit the temps to near 50 degrees this afternoon. that's normal for the 2nd of december. tonight, a cold breeze blowing. vai, are you ready? at penn's landing for the big festival. it's going to be a great night tonight and perfectly dry, too. a little bit of a breeze blowing this morning. that's at 5 miles an hour. just strong enough to make it feel like it's in the lower 30s to start with. we will see that change during the day. near 50 degrees this afternoon. notice these high clouds, no wet weather with these clouds. they'll blow through this morning. we'll stay dry and get enough to hit that 50-degree mark later on. clouds will be building with a storm that's going to come together over the gulf of mexico into texas. it's got a long way to go before it gets here. really hasn't even formed yet. over the next few days we'll see that storm system come together. then it starts to make its move over the weekend. that's saturday morning, tomorrow morning at 8:00. still in the deep south. it will slowly move our way, but
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it won't get here during the weekend. we will stay dry. sunday morning at 7:00 a little colder with clear skies with sunshine to start with on sunday. there will be clouds coming in later today. that storm will wait until next week. no worry about any showers in the area. for the christmas tree lighting this evening, 46 at 5:00, 44 at 7:00 and 42 by 9:00. for the weekend, the wind will be blowing on saturday. 40s and low 50s. the wind dies down and the temperatures will be chillier on sunday but with less wind may feel warmer sunday afternoon. ten-day on 10 -- breezy today and tomorrow. colder tomorrow morning and even chillier on sunday morning with those clear skies to start with. clouds late sunday into monday. then that wet weather from the storm coming together near texas will arrive during date on tuesday. after we start to warm up, 46 degrees tuesday. the showers are out of here for wednesday but mostly cloudy day
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on wednesday. then another storm comes together for thursday. rain on thursday, 56 degrees. followed by wind and cold for friday, saturday and sunday. here is your wintry weather. 39 degrees friday afternoon. will feel like it's in the 20s with wind blowing. will be in the 20s saturday and sunday morning next weekend. >> thanks. ten minutes before 7:00. let's get you to work. jessica has a lot of cameras she monitors. when she sees flashing lights, stop. >> you're looking at 76 and belmont. >> come over to your tv. check this out right now. not doing too bad schuylkill. this is the belmont avenue on-ramp. deeper delays and cars slowing down to move by the scene safely. it's blocking off a portion of the off-ramp to get to the schuylkill eastbound. unfortunately, the schuylkill eastbound moves towards center city and that's where most traffic moves at this time.
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eastbound from the blue route to vine, 20 minutes, speeds into the 30s. you can see police activity on the scene trying to tow this vehicle -- at least get it out of the way, clean up the scene. you can see it might be tricky for traffic and cars moving off belmont avenue and having to merge with the schuylkill expressway right now. might be a little tricky spot. be careful heading out there. on plymouth an accident on jefferson and another accident on dekalb and schoolhouse lane. we'll check in with 95, south haven road to south vine expressway. 26 minutes is a normal drive time especially for friday early morning commute. average speeds into the 30s there. vai, back to you. >> thank you. wells fargo center is open again for business. a concert starring five finger death punch went off without a hitch last night one night after the sixers game was postponed for condensation with the court. take a look at crews trying to
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dry up the basketball court with mops and towels. fans sat for more than an hour until the announcement was made that the game would be postponed. the sixers will honor last night's tickets for the makeup game and are also giving fans a free ticket to another game. csn is reporting john kruk will join the phillies' broadcast team next season. he was part of the pennant winners in 1993 and later spent 12 years with espn as an analyst. the report says kruk will replace matt stairs on the broadcast team because stairs is the phil's new hitting coach. nine minutes before 7:00. we'll run down this morning's headlines and stories we'll follow for you throughout the day. including a somber anniversary for a deadly workplace shooting. we'll explain how people in san bernardino are remembering the victims. also, the campout for hunger comes to an end today. we'll tell you how the morning king is playing a role in the long-time event.
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to break news. a fire steroid eight row homes in allentown. the red cross is helping 23 people who lost everything in the fire. the fast-moving blaze on fulton street started at 8:00 last night and wasn't under control until after midnight. everyone on the block made it out okay. people in san bernardino, california, will gather tonight to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly terror shootings in that city. >> one year ago today a married couple open fire at a holiday party. the couple was killed in the shootout with police.
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today's anniversary will marked with a number of events starting with a memorial bike ride this morning and ending with a community gathering tonight. happening today, philadelphia officials will start recounting the election results in dozens of precincts in the city. the green party is still pushing for a statewide recount in pennsylvania. a hearing on the statewide issue is scheduled for monday. also today election officials in michigan will consider a request by president-elect trump to block a hand recount in that state. you're looking at the recount in wisconsin. that began yesterday. the green party is backing the recount efforts. mr. trump beat hillary clinton by more than 10,000 votes in michigan. meanwhile, the newest and largest waw wachlt in center city will officially open today. a ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for later today at 19th and market. customers can get free coffee there all day, any size. today is also the last date of the campout for hunger at xfinity live. we'll be there this morning. last year they got us to take
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this crazy ride. if you look closely, tracy and i held hands to get through this ride. >> we are always so happy to support their efforts. wmmr morning show hosts preston and steve have been doing this for years, 19 years, collecting nonperishable food. they have been at xfinity live all week long. you can hear our whole morning team. vai's going, jessica, bill's going, probably about the 8:00 hour this morning to support their efforts. >> it will be fun. take a live look at blue cross river rink at penn's landing where the holiday season will kick into high gear later tonight. morning team will also be there. we have a full slate today. where are we not going to be? we'll take a nap later on. we'll be there for a full half hour special later tonight. it's called nbc10 presents. the holiday tree lighting. >> she's dancing. >> join me along with tracy,
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bill and jessica at rink or watch live at 7:00 p.m. >> he'll be dancing by the fire pits. that's what i'll be doing. >> yes, they conveniently have me stationed near the hot chocolate and fire pit. i know who the favorite is on the morning team here. schuylkill expressway around belmont avenue and on the eastbound side of the ramp to the schuylkill expressway, that's where we have this accident scene. 23 minutes eastbound from blue route to vine and average speeds in the 30s. a little sticky when getting onto the schuylkill right there. we're also seeing normal morning delay. a vehicle fire in allentown road and reinert. and a crash in plymouth on jefferson so you might detour around there. >> jessie doesn't know she'll be mix the swiss miss and serving it to the rest of the team. we'll need it, too.
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it's chilly. it's going to be chilly this evening. 40 degrees in philadelphia. look at the 30s. the suburbs, lehigh valley, new jersey, a few clouds you can see blowing through king of pressure sha right now. mostly sunshine. a nice warm-up, 47 degrees at lunchtime. warming to near 50 by this afternoon. a little breezy this afternoon and then this evening for the christmas tree lighting temperatures will be falling into the 40s but the wind will feel like the 30s. bundle up if you're coming down. if not, check us out at 7:00. you can catch my updates on 101.1. >> if we're having this much fun now, wait until 7:00 tonight. >> there it is. there's the tree. good morning. he's back. president-elect trump switches into campaign mode during the first stop of his thank you tour. >> we did have a lot of fun
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fighting hillary, didn't we? >> while at a postelection forum, things get ugly between top aides for trump and hillary clinton. >> i would rather lose than win the way you guys did. >> no, you wouldn't. >> and it went downhill from there. road rage. a former nfl player shot and killed in an altercation near new orleans. the 54-year-old suspect stayed at the scene is in custody being questioned by police right now. south pole rescue. buzz aldrin

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