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a wild ride comes to a screeching halt as police chase a driver in a stolen car through several communities. court confrontation. today a judge will decide if bill cosby's past accusers will be allowed to give testimony in his sex assault trial. and jersey shore dune saga. today the battle over a beach project goes to court as opponents made claims about potential health hazards. it is 6:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm sick. let's get to meteorologist bill henley and the forecast. i was just talking to bill about how lighter it is out because of the full moon. >> yeah, the moon will rise later today and it is nice and
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bright to start with. but we have a few clouds around. the temperature has bumped up in philadelphia. it is 37 degrees right now, a little bit of a breeze out of the west at 6 miles per hour. it will come down a little bit at 8:00, then right back up into the upper 30s at 11:00 and warm into the 40s this afternoon. the cold will ease out of here. won't be as warm as yesterday but nicely above freezing for philadelphia, the suburbs, into new jersey, 43 degrees. and at the shore turning partly cloudy and 45. clouds will be increasing this afternoon. the lehigh valley and delaware and the rest of the area as well. i'll break these forecasts down hour by hour when i come back in ten minutes, but first, jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. starting on the schuylkill expressway, finally seeing minor improvements around montgomery drive. we had some overhead sign work earlier this morning that was closing down all lanes in both directions at one point. then it was one lane getting by on each side. this is the westbound side. all lanes have been reopened again. just watch for some activity
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over into the right-hand shoulder, but the westbound traffic seems a little bit better right now. we're still seeing those problems, though, on the eastbound side. it looks like the crane is gone. they at least took that down. right now one lane crawling by still on the eastbound side. and it's been doing this all morning as well. and also with all lanes being shut down at one point a lot of residual delays and backups there. so that's traffic that's moving towards center city. looking at drive times, we have big delays even on to the boulevard, so traffic on the boulevard headed southbound towards the schuylkill, big backups there because all that traffic is really at a halt. eastbound right now is at a 46-minute drive time from the blue route to the vine street expressway. so don't take the schuylkill right now until this gets out of the way, especially moving into rush hour. we'll see bigger delays take mlk drive or kelly drive as an alternate into the city. back to you. 6:02. new this morning, a police chase that wound its way through
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several communities ends in a crash, but not before causing damage along the way, and now two men are under arrest. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in west oak lane. katy, tell us more. >> reporter: well, tracy, i'll to how it began in just a second, but first i want to jump to how this whole thing ended. that stolen car crashed into this brick wall, causing all of this damage you see. and it turns out, a young girl had just taken out the trash to this exact spot moments before the crash took place. nbc 10 was the only station out here with our cameras rolling soon after the crash took place. and from our video, you can see the suv, this suv, silver. it was stolen in whitemarshship, according to police. overnight it wound its way through several communities with police on its tail. they finally caught up to it when it crashed on this philadelphia street in west oak lane. now, the woman who owns the brick wall in the house right nearby says it sounded like a
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bomb went off from the impact. she believes they are blessed because her 13-year-old niece had placed the trash on the curb in this exact spot. >> see how the trash is knocked up on the sidewalk? if she had been a couple seconds longer out here, they would have hit her. and heaven knows what would have happened, you know? >> reporter: how does that make you feel? >> when she told me that, i was like, i was scared. >> reporter: do you feel lucky? >> bless. >> reporter: very lucky and blessed, as you heard them say. now, here at the scene, police arrested two men they say were inside the car. one of them was injured and he was arrested right here along the sidewalk. the other man, he got a few blocks away from here after he ran from police, but they did catch up to him. police tell us they believe the men are part of a larger theft ring of high-end vehicles. and as soon as we have more
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information on that, we'll pass it on to you. for now, reporting live in west oak lane, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. it is 6:05. just into the newsroom, a man is in the hospital after a shooting outside a north philadelphia strip club. police tell us a man walked up to a car on broad street just after 4:00 this morning, announced he was robbing the two people in the car, then opened fire. the passenger was shot in the face. the driver pulled his own gun and fired at the armed robber, who took off running. we're working to find out the condition of the victim. happening today, bill cosby heads back to court in montgomery county for a hearing. he and his legal team will try to stop the prosecution's plans to have more than a dozen accusers testify at his sexual assault trial. cosby is charged with drugging and molesting former temple university employee andrea constand at his home in 2004. today prosecutors will try to convince a judge that the accuser's testimony will show cosby had a pattern of attacking women. cosby's lawyers will argue that allowing the testimony would
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prejudice the jury. in the lehigh valley, the man accused of murdering holly grim could face the death penalty. prosecutors say that's the punishment they want for michael horvath. investigators say horvath kidnapped grim in lower macungie township in 2013. the two worked together. police searched horvath's backyard and found a bone matching grim's dna. police in burlington county are investigating a deadly shooting. skyforce10 was over the scene in willingborough on plum tree lane last night. that's where one person was killed, another wounded. we're working to find out the condition of the surviving victim. minutes past 6:00 right now. a somber farewell to a fallen new jersey state trooper. >> police officers from across the garden state, pennsylvania, delaware, even one from utah came to pay their respects to trooper frankie williams in atlantic city. more than 1,000 members of law enforcement came to boardwalk hall for williams' funeral. the 41-year-old rookie trooper and another driver lost their
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lives in an accident last week on route 55 in cumberland county. williams' death came just 11 months after he joined the state police force. >> to see somebody cut down really in the most productive, wonderful time of their life, after being married just two months is horrible. >> williams is remembered as someone who always had the most positive outlook, no matter what the circumstances were. he is the fourth member of the new jersey state police to die in a car accident in just the past 18 months. burglars are target churches in coatesville, chester county, and say the latest break-ins happened yesterday at holy ghost ukrainian orthodox church. the thieves got away with $5,400. the criminals hit four other churches in the last week. meantime, pleas in an seeken are looking for this woman, accused of stealing someone's cell phone from a shoprite supermarket. well, thanks to a tracking device in the phone, it snapped a selfie of the woman without her knowing and transmitted it back to police.
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if you recognize the woman, call police. happening today, the dune battle in margate, atlantic county, go to court. a judge will hear a lawsuit filed by citizens. six homeowners claim that standing water behind the dunes would provide a breeding ground for mosquitos possibly spreading the zika virus. the epa commissioner said they would address drainage concerns. this is the last hope since their beach property was seized for dune construction. it is 6:08. let's check the forecast before we really go into the deep freeze. >> today we won't feel all that much. it won't be as warm as yesterday. it is cold but dry, despite clouds. we'll see sunshine and clouds. the clouds, though, will be on the increase afternoon. and this evening, mostly cloudy skies and a chance of some scattered, light showers, but that's just a chance for the
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suburbs and for shore. right now, below freezing in the lehigh valley. delaware's at 34 and 37 in philadelphia. seeing some colder neighborhoods in new jersey. it's down to 29 degrees in piney hollow, while it's just above freezing in piles grove, mullica hill. florence right at 35 degrees and pemberton down to 33 to start with. but we will see the temperatures climb. that's in spite of these clouds that are around. these are kind of thin clouds. you'll see filtered sunshine. it's not going to be bright sunshine. you can see more sunshine this morning than this afternoon, and that's when clouds will start to move in from the west. i do expect it stays dry during the day today, but this evening there is a chance of some scattered light snow showers and some rain showers in the area. not everybody's going to see them. here's the hour-by-hour forecast. 4:00 this afternoon, we could see that snow is off to the north and west, williamsport and into the pocono mountains, while it's still dry in our area, but that could change this evening. this computer model showing at 8:00 this evening very light
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snow entering berks county and western chester county. expect the temperatures will be above freezing, so not looking for accumulation. worst-case scenario is a dusting, nothing more than that those will be light showers exiting the area first thing early tomorrow morning before most folks are awake at 2:00 in the morning. then we will clear out nicely and get some sunshine tomorrow before the real cold arrives at the end of the. so today we won't be bad. it's a typical december day. 35 degrees at 9:00, 42 at 1:00 and still in the low 40s at 5:00 this afternoon. the clouds increasing for the suburbs but no sign of any wet weather during the day. it's this evening that could see some showers in the lehigh valley. this morning, 31 degrees to start with, up to 38 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon. and for delaware, sunshine to start with, from 36 degrees at 9:00 to 42 in the early afternoon hours, and new jersey, you'll see those clouds increase but afternoon sunshine, 42 at 1:00. and in the shore, holding into
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the 40s until late this afternoon. 40s today. looking at 20s for thursday and friday. you may have noticed it at the of the screen. i'll take a closer look at what you can expect with our first alert when i come back in ten minutes. >> all right, see you then, bill. 11 minutes after 6:00 a.m. this tuesday. i'm glancing at the monitor. looks like traffic flow's much better on the schuylkill. >> right. there had been overhead sign work at montgomery, right, jessica? and that really slowed things down over the last hour. >> right. we had construction all morning where first we had one lane getting by in both directions, then all lanes closed for a period of time. now the westbound side is back open. eastbound we have only one lane getting by, but that's creating this really bad delay. they're trying to refocus the cameras right now. we'll get back to it in a second. you can see the drive time. 15 minutes already eastbound. this is bad anyway just for the morning rush in general. we typically at this time would see a 20-minute trip or so eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway with the one lane getting by.
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now average speeds are in the teens because the side has been opened, closed, opened, closed all morning and now one lane getting by in here as we refocus the camera. all of the left lanes are gone, plus that right shoulder. so we're seeing really big delays. it's also backing up on to areas like the boulevard as well. you want to take kelly drive or mlk drive to get to center city right now. that would be your best bet to avoid some of the delays. an accident, though, reported in marlborough on ner geryville pie and hoppinville road. clear into philadelphia and no problems or openings for the burlington, bristol toma palmyra. walt is also clear heading into the city. back to you. president-elect donald trump and the cia are at odds over russia's influence in the election. we'll tell you about the bipartisan push to get the bottom of it. plus, presidential picks. we'll tell you who's in line to fill out the trump administration and we'll explain why there may be some pushback. at 12 minutes after 6:00 right
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now. the best and worst states for drivers. we'll tell you where pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware landed on the list.
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it is 6:16, and this is just in. the president-elect donald trump has now formally announced his intention to nominate exxon ceo rex tillerson as secretary of state. >> tillerson led the oil giant for the last ten years, has no diplomatic experience. he also has close business ties to russia. and several law make have suggested this could make it difficult for him to be confirmed. another cabinet selection for president-elect donald trump. sources tell nbc news that mr. trump will choose former texas governor rick perry as secretary of energy. perry ran for office in 2012
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and, said he wanted to abolish the energy department and famously forgot to name it during a debate in 2011. this is all happening while the president-elect is at odds with the cia. the agency believes there were russian hacking efforts to influence the u.s. election. mr. trump has questioned the cia's conclusion that russia hacked the dnc's and clinton campaign chairman podesta's e-mails. now there is a call for an investigation into what russia allegedly did and why. some gop leaders are backing the cia over the president-elect. it's 6:17. meantime, the president-elect says he will now hand over control of his businesses to his two adult sons to avoid any conflict of interest while he's in the oval office. mr. trump has also canceled his plans for a news conference that was scheduled for where he was supposed to explain how he would address any potential conflicts of interest. trump's transition officials say the announcement is delayed until january now but will happen before his inauguration on the 20th. mr. trump controls more than 500
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companies worldwide. the election recount effort backed by former green party candidate jill stein is now over. yesterday a federal judge in philadelphia rejected stein's request for a statewide recount and hacking investigation in pennsylvania. a judge in michigan made the same decision on friday. also yesterday, wisconsin finished its recount, finding president-elect donald trump actually won by more votes than originally counted. time now to check traffic to get you to work, and we are focused on the schuylkill expressway near montgomery. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching that for us. jessica, what are you seeing? >> so, earlier this morning we started off with some overhead sign work. they're starting to clean it out of the way now but delays remain. the westbound side is completely back open, but right now we're watching right around the boulevard, and this is the eastbound side right here. you can see it's pretty much at a standstill. they're letting one lane get by, one car pretty much, almost getting by at a time towards center city, so it's now creating a massive backup. backed up all the way on the
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eastbound schuylkill also leading into different parts of the boulevard, headed southbound. so all of that traffic that typically moves towards the schuylkill is backed up 59 minutes for your drive time now. so it's going to take you an hour, which typically takes about 12 minutes. even with normal morning rush, usually it's about 22 minutes or so. so this is a pretty big delay, about an hour right now from the blue route to the vine street expressway and speeds are averaging into the teens. but you can see at least some spots traffic isn't moving at all. your best bet is kelly drive or mlk drive for now. there is an accident in marlborough on geryville pike and hoppenville road. and looking good on route 42. average speeds into the 50s there. as for mass transit, we'll end here. no major problems or delays, but one of the trains for the chestnut hill west line, specifically train 816, running about two cars short, so you may experience some overcrowding. check before you go. thanks. it's 6:19. a nice, dry day this morning to get to work.
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bill henley, as opposed to yesterday morning. >> absolutely, and they're taking advantage of the cold and dry weather in the pocono mountains by making some snow. that's camelback mountain. might see some of the real stuff falling this evening. in fact, late this afternoon i'm expecting some snow showers in the pocono mountains but it should be dry through the day for the lehigh valley, the suburbs and delaware. just cold now. 37 degrees in philadelphia. some of the neighborhoods have reached freezing now for chestnut hill and an doctora, but no slipping and sliding. it's completely dry for pens chase. it will be a cold morning at the bus stop, but there will be some sunshine. it will be dry and 29 degrees in quakertown. wilmington, atlantic city, philadelphia all in the 30s at 8:00 this morning. with some sunshine, we'll start the warming process and head into the 40s. it won't be brilliant sunshine. you can see the clouds that are already here. this is the radar and satellite imagery. radar is dry for our area. the snow showers to the west, that's a for parts of the area
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this evening. but later this week, we're all going to feel the cold air that is waiting in canada. it will be swinging into the area with some strong, gusty winds on thursday. and they start to pick up tomorrow. the winds will be increasing. that will be a 10-mile-an-hour wind for tomorrow. but on thursday with the cold air racing in, those will go up to near 40 miles an hour in the afternoon, and that's going to bring us a frigid morning on friday. in fact, that's going to be the coldest weather we've seen in a long time. 17 degrees friday morning in philadelphia, 15 in wilmington, 14 in vineland. and with the wind blowing, it is going to feel like it is zero or below zero. so we have issued a first alert for dangerous cold thursday night and into friday morning for pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. this is the timing of the worst of the cold in the area and the wind as. bitter cold, winds gusting to 35 miles an hour at their peak late thursday afternoon. they'll die down some friday
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night but still plenty cold with the windchills below zero on friday morning. so stand by for some wicked cold at the end of the week. so, that makes today look pretty good, doesn't it? 43 degrees this afternoon, 42 tomorrow. we'll get some sunshine tomorrow before those clouds roll in with those dangerous cold winds blowing thursday into friday morning. 25 degrees the high temperature on friday after a morning low of 16 degrees. the cold comes to an end with wet weather arriving in the weekend. saturday we'll start with some snow and then get rain and then mainly rain on sunday, might end with a few snowflakes as colder air returns for monday morning, down to 24 degrees. then we'll ease out of the cold slowly next week, up to 44 on wednesday and turning cloudy but warmer next thursday. >> always looking for the bright side. thanks, bill. 22 minutes past 6:00 right now. major league baseball has a new policy when it comes to rookie hazing. we'll tell you how leaders are cracking down on offensive costumes. plus, book deal controversy.
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we will break down the reports that say how new jersey governor chris christie is trying to profit from becoming an author. and get in the game. we'll explain how members of the military can see temple's bowl game free.
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tonight on the main line, temple and top-ranked villanova will decide the big 5 title at the pavilion. you're looking at last season's matchup. the wildcats coming into tonight's game a perfect 10-0 on the season. temple no slouch, either, sporting a 7-3 record. tip-off tonight on the nova campus set for 7:00. members of the military can see temple play wake forest in the military bowl for free. the uso's giving out the tickets for troops vouchers. if you sign up online, you can receive up to six vouchers. this year's military bowl is on december 27th in annapolis, maryland.
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the mlb ritual of hazing rookies and making them dress up as women or in offensive costumes is now out. major league baseball is creating an antihazing and antibullying policy. that policy will be ratified today, and it prohibits requiring players from dressing up as women or wearing costumes that could be offensive to things like race, sex or nationality. up next at 6:30, we'll tell you what touched off a police chase that left a past of destruction across several communities and ended with two men under arrest. also, we'll have a preview of bill cosby's court date later today and we'll explain what a judge is weighing in the sex assault trial.
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close call. a police chase across several communities end in a crash, and people who live nearby say the result could have been a lot worse. weighing testimony. today a judge will hear
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arguments about whether bill cosby's past accusers will get their say in court. data hacked. health information from more than 30,000 patients is at risk after a security breach. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today" on a tuesday. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. just after 6:30, let's get to bill henley and the first alert neighborhood forecast. bill? >> tracy, we're dry this morning. there are some scattered clouds around, but look, 37 degrees in philadelphia. the temperature still falling at this hour. it will come down a little bit by 8:00 this morning, 34 degrees, but we will see some sunshine, at least to start the day. the clouds will be increasing at 11:00, 38 degrees at 11:00. similar conditions in delaware. 34 right now. just above freezing but down to freezing at 8:00 this morning. just a very minimal breeze at miles an hour, and that continues at 11:00 as clouds move in. and in spite of the clouds, temperatures warming in delaware, too. in fact, each part of the area will see afternoon temperatures
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in the low 40s. very low 40s for the lehigh valley and the suburbs, up to 43 in philadelphia. and new jersey, inland and at the shore into the 40s. just a bit warmer at the shore today and delaware manages 42 degrees. the clouds will be increasing this afternoon, and that could lead to some evening showers. rain for some neighborhoods, ss snow showers in others. i'll look at that more in ten minutes. jessica boyington has traffic. we're starting with a look at the schuylkill expressway off of the boulevard. this is some of the delayed traffic approaching the schuylkill expressway, route 1 right around ridge avenue and on the southbound side. all that traffic going towards the schuylkill. almost at a standstill. the schuylkill expressway was dealing with overhead sign work earlier this morning. looks like we finally have all lanes back open, even on the eastbound side, but all of the delays remain. and since it's moving right into our morning rush, these might stay here and linger for some time. we're at a 62-minute trip right
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now. it's taking over an hour to head eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway with average speeds at 12 miles per hour right now. that typically would take you at this time of the morning probably about 22 minutes or so. you can see that big delay there. mlk drive could be an alternate for you. kelly drive to move into center city, the westbound side doing a bit better, of course. no major delays like that anymore. out in belmar in jersey, there is a crash on 295 southbound around the black horse pike. again, that's traffic that's moving up towards the philadelphia area or maybe if you're heading towards different points in south jersey. you're not seeing any major delays yet, just the right lane is blocked. back to you, tracy. 6:32 right now. new in philadelphia, a close call for a family after this police chase and crash. investigators say this silver suv was stolen in montgomery county. police were going after it overnight when it hit a wall, a house, then a tree. the homeowner tells nbc 10 her niece was taking out the trash just minutes the car crashes into the same spot where he
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would have been standing. police arrested two men who were in the car. happening today, bill cosby is back in court as a judge now has to make a decision on whether cosby's past accusers will be allowed to give testimony in the sex assault case. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live for us in norristown. pam, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, that's going to be the issue that the judge will be weighing here this morning. ultimately, he will decide if some of those other accusers will have the chance to face cosby in court. there are 13 women prosecutors are trying to establish that cosby has a pattern of drugging and molesting women. cosby has been indicted on allegations of a sex crime against andrea constand back in 2004. the prosecution will urge the judge to allow 13 other accuses to testify. they say their accounts will back up constand's story line,
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which is that he used drugs to incapacitate victims for sexual advances and abuse. cosby's lawyer, however, will argue that allow this testimony would taint the case and prejudice the jury. the defense has already questioned the motivation of these accusers and will go after their credibility in court. as we come back out here live this morning, you can see some of the setup is taking place or has taken place that we see when cosby comes into court. the barricades are up right now. that hearing expected to begin at 9:00 this morning. reporting live in norristown, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. quest diagnostics, the north jersey firm that many people depend on for drug tests and lab work, is the victim of a massive hack a. quest has dozens of facilities in our area, including this one on city avenue. the company is now notifying customers that hackers breached its online portal, swiping the personal information of nearly 40,000 patients. police are investigating. quest says addressing the security breach and is taking
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steps to prevent it from happening again. chaka fattah will be doing prison time. a federal judge in philadelphiaed the former pennsylvania congressman to ten years behind bars. nbc 10 was in center city yesterday as fattah left court. in june, a jury convicted him of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, charitable and campaign funds. the judge called fattah's crimes astonishing, ordered him to report to prison by january 25th. after the sentencing, fattah said he was grateful for the support of several people. >> i want to thank my legal team and i want to thank the support of my family and staff and friends through this very tough time. thank you very much. >> fattah's lawyers said they'll appeal his conviction. he served in congress for more than two aides. 6:36. some students and professors want the community college of philadelphia to become a sanctuary school, and a petition calling for that is now making the rounds. penn recently announced it will be a sanctuary school. that designation means that no
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immigration authorities will be allowed on campus unless they have a warrant. reports say new jersey governor chris christie is working to change a state law that bans him from cashing in on a book deal. the law does not asitting governors to accept money other than their salary. published reports say christie's working with top makers from both parties to amend the law. christie was expected to land a job in the trump administration, but that's now unlikely to happen. 6:37. let's get another look at the weather. and boy, it is cold. >> well, yeah. i think this is more normal, but it's going to get chilly in the next couple days, right, bill? >> yeah. temperatures are in the 30s right now. this is not bad. this is typical december weather. 37 degrees in philadelphia. that's actually warmer than the normal low temperature of 31 degrees. it will come down a little bit, but we stay above freezing in philadelphia and we get some sunshine this morning. not so much this afternoon. clouds will be increasing along with the temperature, just low 40s today, not the 50s like we
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saw in the suburbs yesterday. starting off with some thin clouds in the area, mostly in the clear in some neighborhoods 30 degrees right now. still below freezing at 8:00, but a warm-up in spite of increasing clouds this afternoon for the suburbs. you can see those clouds take over in the lehigh valley as well. 33 degrees at 10:00, still in the 30s at noontime today. new jersey, breaks in the clouds overnight, so the temperatures have come down and are still cooling down, but with some sunshine, even into this afternoon, we will see the 40s by noontime today and low 40s this afternoon. the winds will be calm or just very light for new jersey and at the shore just barely moving. 34 degrees now, out of the 30s and into the 40s this afternoon. and dry during the day in delaware. 34 degrees. that's first thing this morning. by 8:00 down to 32, and then it's into the low 40s at lunchtime. but see these increasing clouds? that's going to come with some showers that could be moving into parts of the area this
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evening. again, a long way it go. they're moving through illinois, indiana and into the ohio valley. that's rain and snow, and we could see both, depending on where you are, in our area, which is why we break it down hour by hour and neighborhood by neighborhood. 11:00 this morning we'll see some sunshine. 39 degrees in philadelphia. completely dry, but you can see the clouds coming in this afternoon, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, we're looking at mostly cloudy skies and afternoon temperatures in the low 40s. that's 5:00 with snow off to the north. look what happens this evening. we could see some very light snow showers. that's at 8:00 this evening. but the ground will still be warm. 34 degrees the air temperature. 33 in allentown. so accumulation is not likely. might see a dusting on the grass surfaces, and then it's out of here early tomorrow morning. so, just light showers possible this evening. and then the cold that vai was mentioning, that will be here at the end of the week. here's the preview. i'll have a closer look at that and when you can expect the worst. we have issued a first alert for dangerous cold. that's all when i'm back in ten minutes. >> bill, see you then.
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our cameras, the cold affecting the cameras. i'm looking at the boulevard and ridge avenue. >> let's update you on that and the other major roads. jessica boyington has that? >> we had earlier construction on the schuylkill expressway that's pretty much causing a backup all on the kecking roads to the schuylkill. same goes for the boulevard here. the southbound traffic moving towards the schuylkill expressway is pretty much stop-and-go. this is right around ridge avenue. we're also seeing pretty big delays on the schuylkill because of that. westbound doing a bit better right now because that reopened earlier this morning. now that we're leading into the beginning of the morning rush, the eastbound side back open, but drive times starting to drop but we're still heavy. 49 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway and average speeds into the teens. this is typically into the 20s, a 20-minute range or so, so that's how much of a delay that is. 20 minutes westbound from the vine expressway to the blue route, so that's only adding on a minutes.
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there is also a crash on old morris road and a crash in belmar, new jersey, on 295 southbound. we'll be back in ten minutes or so with more updates on the schuylkill. those are big drive times. tracy, back to you. 20 minutes before 7:00. a viewer says she bought a new stove but soon after had a fiery problem that damaged her kitchen. >> up next, how the nbc 10 responds team helps her get a new unit when she started to fear for her safety. also, less recess, more class time. we'll tell you where administrators are looking at the idea of cutting down on a built-in breaks for students.
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contacted harry hairston and "nbc 10 responds." >> i love to cook and i can't cook here no more. >> linda tells us cooking was one of her favorite things to do, despite her emphysema. she was still able to make her favorite foods, even while tethered to an oxygen tank 24/7. >> we bought new pots. >> reporter: she purchased a stove from august from best buy. she tells us while cooking pasta one month later, she noticed flames flickering from underneath her pot, scorching and damaging her wall. >> it scared me so much. >> reporter: she says she called best buy the next day and explained. the stove fits too close to her wall and is a fire hazard. >> they said, we're sorry, we're another responsible for that because it wasn't a malfunction of the stove. >> reporter: she says best buy referred her to the stove installation company, but that company referred her to the manufacturer, which referred her back to best buy. >> i made 20 to 30 phone calls back and forth. >> reporter: then she called
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"nbc 10 responds." we contacted best buy. cardes says three days later, best buy called her and promised to exchange her stove for a smaller one that wouldn't be so close to her wall. best buy tells nbc 10 responds in part, "the bottom line is that we didn't take care of this customer the way we should have and we are very sorry about that." it's also reimbursing her for the cost of repairing her wall. >> we are very grateful for nbc news caring and sharing. they were our voice when we had no voice. >> reporter: harry hairston, "nbc 10 responds." >> fire prevention experts say gas stovesching walls is not uncommon. when installing a stove, experts say it has to be at least 1 1/2 inches from any side wall. so, keep in mind, just because it fits, doesn't mean additional space isn't needed for safety. >> i think she may have just coined a phrase, caring and sharing. we like that. if you have a consumer problem for "nbc 10 responds" or
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telemundo 62 responde, let us know and we will respond to you. 13 minutes to 7:00 and we haven't been with our friends from the "today" show since savannah had baby charlie, so we congratulate everybody over there. >> i know. hoda and matt join us now. he's so cute, right? >> oh, my god. >> adorable. and really good disposition. i mean, that is a really sweet baby. >> matt cuddled that baby. >> exactly. anyway, guys -- >> uncle matt. >> it's nice to see. we're going to start on a tuesday morning with breaking news. president-elect trump announcing his pick for secretary of state, exxonmobil chairman and ceo rex tillerson. the controversy surrounding him as top republicans now throw their support behind an investigation into russia's suspected interference in the election. also ahead, are you thinking about giving somebody one of those robotic vacuums for christmas? well, on "rossen reports," we're going to put two popular models to the test to see how well they
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really work. >> we've got those stories and a live performance from grammy winners pentatonix in our studio as we get started on a tuesday morning here on "today." vai and tracy, back to you. >> yeah, i think i'm going to skip giving my wife a vacuum cleaner for christmas. >> you're just going to vacuum for her, right? >> of course, that's what i do. >> see you guys at 7:00, thanks. >> that's a good way to sleep on the couch i think. >> sounds like matt's speaking from experience there. thank you very much. let's get a check on the weather. taking a live look now at the skyline at center city, philadelphia. we're looking across there, the delaware river. >> wow, that's pretty, huh? >> nice. sun just starting to come up a little bit. >> best time of the morning, bill. >> yeah, yeah. hey, if you want to sea a vacuum cleaner fly, give one to your wife as a gift. right through the area, in spite of these clouds. heading out right now, nothing like that flying around but we do have cold weather to start with. fortunately, it is dry.
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clouds not producing any wet weather, and i don't expect any during the day. we'll see clouds and some breaks of sunshine this morning, but the sun will be fading this afternoon as the clouds take over. and a mostly cloudy evening. we could see some scattered, light showers during the evening hours before the real cold comes in at the end of the week. 31 degrees right now in the lehigh valley, 30s for the suburbs and delaware. in fact, everybody's in 30s right now. some of the suburbs have dropped down a little cooler than others. it's below freezing in west calen township. right at freezing for malvern this morning. gilbertsville is 33 and just below freezing at 31 for milford township, elroy, north wales, ft. washington. without the clouds, you get more variation in temperatures. you can see these are just thin clouds, nothing falling from them. this is the radar and satellite, but no sign of any showers in the area and they've been making snow in the pocono mountains. you can see they're mainly clear right now, but the poconos
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should get some late-afternoon snow from showers that are moving through the midwest and some evening showers are possible. they will be very light in our area. but waiting up here, very cold air, and that starts moving in at the very end of the week. dangerous cold, which is why we've issued a first alert for the entire area, pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. the worst of it is going to be thursday night and friday morning. that's when it is bitter cold and strong, gusty winds. winds peaking near 45 miles an hour. by friday morning, the windchills below zero. fortunately, we will be easing out it as we head into the weekend. winds will pick up tomorrow but the strongest winds will wait until thursday. and from friday morning, these are the temperatures i'm looking for. 15 degrees for mt. holly, 14 in trenton, 12 in allentown, but then you factor in the wind and it will be closer to zero or below zero friday morning. so there's still time to prepare the house, if you haven't done that, for cold weather. make sure you get the spigots
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drained before the cold takes over for our area. 43 degrees today. not bad tomorrow either, 42 after a morning low of 32 degrees. then the dangerous cold blows into the area with strong, gusty winds on thursday. winds won't be as strong on friday, just plain old cold. 16 in the morning, 25 in the afternoon. then the cold eases out of here over the weekend, but it's going to in with wet weather. snow to start with on saturday, then mainly rain saturday and into sunday, might see a few snowflakes at the end of this as cold air returns monday, and monday will be a good deal colder with a high of 38 degrees. but then a slow warm-up into the 40s next week. by thursday afternoon, mostly cloudy and 47. >> great advice from bill -- now is the time to do whatever you need to do around the house before we get into this deep freeze. nine minutes before 7:00. let's get you to work, look at the vine street expressway. >> jessica boyington? >> watching a small accident on the westbound vine. our camera's right around 11 eighteenth street. looks like it's a truck involved. you can see flashing lights behind that.
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police activity on the scene. but at least all of the lanes aren't blocked right now. just the right-hand shoulder on the westbound side, so that's traffic moving towards the westbound schuylkill expressway right now. you can see it's still moving by, but maybe a little bit of a delay, a little gaper delay there moving through. checking in with the schuylkill expressway following the clearing of that construction where we had lanes blocked all morning. we're definitely getting better for the drive time, 38 minutes right now. eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway and speeds into the 20s, so we're actually getting better. an accident was involved in new hanover on sanatoga road, you might be detoured around that. and we'll end in new jersey with a crash in voorhees on route 73 around cooper road. the left lane is closed right now in both directions a little delay there, but other than that, you should be fine because traffic is still getting by. back to you. a new study released this morning shows the best and worst states for drivers. >> p.a., new jersey and delaware are not the best, but they're not quite the worst either.
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the bankrate.com report looked at factors like commute time, insurance premiums, gas costs and auto deaths. p.a. ranked the best out of the three states, 16th on the list. delaware is 39. new jersey is ranked 43rd. the best state for drivers happens to be iowa. the worst is california. this morning a debate over a local school district's idea of cutting recess short is supposed to give more class time for students, but some parents say the idea would do more harm than good. leaders at the upper dublin school district say now that they're just exploring their options and that no decision has been made, but parents are already speaking out against any potential move to cut recess times short. studies have shown that recess is crucial and has benefits that should never be withheld for academic reasons. the next meeting for any potential plans for recess will be held in january. next, we'll run down this morning's headlines in the stories we'll be following throughout the day. >> that includes the results of an investigation into the
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it is official within the last hour, president-elect donald trump has announced rex tillerson for secretary of state. >> mr. trump's transition team has issued a statement saying that tillerson's "tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice." tillerson's selection is criticized because he has no experience and has close ties to russia. bill cosby heads back to
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court. the legal team will try to stop more than a dozen accusers from testifying at his assault trial. we're expected to find out more about the final seconds of a cargo ship that sank, killing all 33 people on board. the "el faro" sank last year. we will find out information from the data recorder, including a detailed transcript from the audio recording. and a dune battle in margate goes to court. six homeowners want to stop construction of protective dunes along the beach. the suit could be the last hope for dune opponents since the state seized their beach property for dune construction. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with one last check on the roads. we're watching the vine street expressway moving through center city. might give you a little trouble right around 11 street. there's a crash on the westbound side. so, that's the traffic moving toward the schuylkill expressway. it's only over to the shoulder with police activity on the scene. there's a crash in upper
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gwynedd. and the schuylkill expressway, following construction that shut it down both directions, we're doing much better. 33 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway and average speeds into the 20s. one year ago today, we warmed to 71 degrees! not happening today. we're in the 30s right now. you can see the clouds that are coming into play. 35 degrees right now in philadelphia and a mostly cloudy day ahead. we'll get some breaks of sunshine, 38 degrees. that's this morning. this afternoon the clouds take over and the temperatures will be warming into the 40s today. much warmer than what we'll see at the end of the week. we have a alert for dangerous cold come thursday night and into friday morning. you can always get my first alert forecast on 101.1 more fm. >> jessica's going, ugh. >> awful. >> find the layers and get your house ready. >> time to prepare now before the cold hits.
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>> there you go. we'll have local updates throughout the morning and you can always get realtime news, weather and traffic on the news 10 app. >> the "today" show starts right now. good morning. breaking news. it's rex. just moments ago, the president-elect nominating rex tillerson for secretary of state. the exxon-mobil ceo with no government or diplomatic experience, and controversial ties to russia, set to face a tough confirmation. polar plunge. brutally cold temperatures taking hold across the midwest. 24 degrees in chicago. 9 in omaha. minus 3 in minneapolis. and by the time it's over, three-quarters of the country could be blanketed by the deep freeze. air scare. a flight from texas to germany forced to make an emergency landing at new york's jfk airport overnight. more than 500 passengers evacuated. this morning the credible th

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