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ten minutes. but first, let's check in with katy zachry for your first alert traffic. >> good morning, bill. taking a live look now at the schuylkill expressway right at montgomery drive, where you can see your drive time. everything is in the green. average speeds right there hovering in the 60s. it's going to be a 13-minute drive as you make your way eastbound towards center city between the blue route and the vine street expressway. taking a look into new jersey, we'll look at the 42 freeway, where northbound as you make your way between route 55 and the walt whitman bridge, that is a quick drive of just five minutes. when i see you in a bit, we'll look at construction affecting things in center city. new this morning, police are investigating what they're calling an execution-style, deadly shooting in philadelphia's frankford section. officers found a man laying on adams avenue with gunshot wounds just after 12:30 this morning. authorities say the evidence shows the gunman fired 28 shots at the victim, some from just inches away. so far no arrests. bill cosby's sex assault hearing resumes in montgomery
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county. today the defense is expected to attack the credibility of 13 accusers that prosecutors want the judge to allow to testify against the comedian. yesterday the judge chastised both sides after lawyers got into a shouting match. also, cosby blurted out comments during the hearing. cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. the judge has to decide whether the prosecution can call 13 other accusers as witnesses in this case. it's 4:31. today is the deadline for proposals to revive a philadelphia neighborhood destroyed in a bombing and a fire. the philadelphia redevelopment authority wants developers to buy 36 properties on osage avenue in cobbs creek. those properties were destroyed in 1985 after a standoff between philadelphia police and move activists. it led to a bombing and fire that killed 11 people, including 5 children. this morning, new details about a story we brought you as an nbc 10 exclusive yesterday morning. a police chase and crash could
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now help police figure out multiple high-end carjackings. police say the car involved in the chase was stolen in whitpain township, montgomery county. the chase started in whitemarsh township and went into springfield before coming to a crash ending in philadelphia. nbc 10 was there as the police chase came to a screeching halt in philadelphia, and investigators say it may be linked to a theft ring involving high-end cars. police say since november 1st, at least five land rovers and audis have disappeared. they're now comparing evidence with police in whitpain. and a new jersey state trooper is under arrest, accused of pulling over women to ask them out on dates and then lying to cover it up. trooper maurice prather is from linden in union county. several women complained about his advances. investigators say that the trooper tried to cover his tracks by turning off his wireless microphone. they also say he lied about the gender of drivers that he pulled over, trying to disguise the
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fact that he stops so many women. tracy? in philadelphia, police are trying to stop a brazen gunman before he strikes again. investigators say he already struck twice this weekend in the city's feltonville neighborhood, first at the double deli on rosehill street, the next day at the rafael mini market on gransback street. and this is surveillance video from saturday. the gunman pushing past customers and shooting a 63-year-old clerk in the leg. this one was at the double deli. longtime customers say they're shocked. >> it was a very friendly guy, very nice guy. i don't understand, like, what is the neighborhood coming to? >> a wonderful person. i would like to say, i go there every day. nothing like that ever happened before. >> police believe the gunman may be from the neighborhood. a judge is throwing out a hazing lawsuit against penn state university. a former kappa delta rho fraternity member filed a suit saying he was burned with cigarettes and forced to drink urine-laced alcohol.
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the case isn't completely dismissed. the judge has left in place a negligence claim against kappa delta rho. the frat was suspended for three years after the allegations surfaced. 4:34. happening today, jeff collins will be temple's new head football coach. the school formally announced his hiring yesterday. he was a defensive coordinator at the university of florida. this will be collins' first head coaching gig. the 45-year-old also worked at mississippi state, where he coached eagles defensive lineman fletcher cox. outgoing temple coach matt rule also has history with collins. they were assistants together at all bright college and years later at western carolina. ruhle announced he is bringing four assistant coaches with him to baylor. the owls took on the wildcats at the pavilion last night and quickly found out why nova is the defending champs. this wasn't even close. t wildcats won 78-57 in their battle.
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josh harvin and kris jenkins shined against the owls and led the wildcats to the win. after the win, they talked about what it means to be the best college, forget the country, the best college in the city. >> it's an honor. definitely humbling. you know, the big 5, the tradition, you have great teams every year, so it's something that, you know, 10, 20, 30 years down the line we'll look back and i think that will be pretty cool. >> i don't think you've got to wait 20, 30 years, like next year, next week it's still pretty cool. with the win, the wildcats stay undefeated on the year. the south jersey congregation is now without their church just days before christmas. >> an out-of-control truck demolished the building. ahead, we'll explain why the pastor says a higher power intervened just in time. also, taking off his brand-new air force jet will soon launch from just a few bases nationwide. ahead, find out what it means for our area.
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time is 4:35. it's 37 degrees, and it is dry outside. boathouse row is all lit up. we'll get some sunshine to add a little more life. neighborhood forecast just ahead. this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios.
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because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first bowl today.
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good morning. 4:38 on your wednesday. i'm katy zachry with a look at the roads, and things are looking pretty good out there. i do want to draw your attention to some construction that's holding things up a bit in center city, it philadelphia. this is the vine street expressway right at broad street. construction is in both directions on the vine between 76th and broad street. it should lift in about 25 minutes or so, and i'll keep my eye on it and let you know when it does. we want to take a look right now at the pennsylvania turnpike, and this is route 309, just south of the pennsylvania turnpike. route 309 if you're headed through montgomery county, north or south, in both directions it's looking pretty good, and there are no issues to report on
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the pennsylvania turnpike right now. looking at an overview of our pennsylvania roadways, some of the majors here. 95, 76 and 476. everything is in the green. that means there are no incidents on any of these majors. average speeds are where they are. coming up in a bit, we'll take a look at how traffic is faring in delaware. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 37 degrees at 4:39 and the temperatures are falling but will likely stay above freezing all day long in philadelphia. and we will get some sunshine, too. it will be a brighter day than we saw yesterday. 37 degrees right now, down to 36 at 8:00 and then warming through the 30s, into the low 40s this afternoon. the wind will be picking up during the day, but stronger winds will wait for tomorrow. suburbs will see a few scattered clouds but mainly sunshine. 32 now. once the sun is up, that warming process begins. upper 30s this afternoon for the suburbs. you'll see the upper 30s this afternoon in the lehigh valley. 36 degrees at noontime with a
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10-mile-an-hour breeze out of the northwest. a little bit of a cool breeze for new jersey as well, especially during the late-morning and afternoon hours. right now 34 degrees. it will likely hit freezing by 8:00 in the morning, but then at 10:00, the warming process is under way, and low 40s this afternoon for new jersey. and the shore, you'll see plenty of sunshine here, too. it's 41 degrees right now. still a few lingering clouds, just some scattered clouds this morning. no wet weather around at all. we will be dry all day long at the shore and also in delaware. just a little bit colder by 8:00 this morning, 33. then near 40 at lunchtime and right around 40 degrees this afternoon. sunshine today, 40s today, but get ready, you're going to need to bundle up. a wicked change starts tomorrow. the wind will start whipping for tomorrow, 27 degrees. it will feel like it is near the teens in the afternoon, then especially cold on friday, especially in the morning, where the windchills will be near zero. we do recover over the weekend,
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but that warm weather comes with something else. may not want to hear it. i'll have a look at that when i come back in ten minutes. >> uh-oh! thanks, bill. 4:41. next, we go county by county for events happening in your neighborhood, including what could be your last chance to learn about health insurance options before tomorrow's enrollment deadline. plus, a church destroyed. an out-of-control truck did all this damage, but the pastors says this could have been much worse. plus, a deluxe apartment in the sky. here's a live look at 2 liberty place. next, find out why one penthouse may have just broken local real estate records.
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this morning, fans are mourning the death of one of tv's most memorable dads. ♪ waste another minute on your crying ♪
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>> alan thicke died yesterday. he had a heart attack while playing ice hockey with his son in los angeles. he's best known for his role as dr. seaver on the '80s sitcom "growing pains," of course. he most recently made a guest appearance on nbc's hit show "this is us." alan thicke was 69 years old. and coming up in the next hour, we'll hear from people who were there when he collapsed and how they say they thought he was going to be okay. 4:44. the newest fighter jet in the air force won't be taking flight in atlantic county. air force officials say the atlantic city air national guard base inning harbour township is not one of the finalists to station the new a-35 stealth fighters. so far, the list is narrowed down to five bases, but only two will be chosen to house the fighter jet, which officials say is the most sophisticated one to date. it's not clear why new jersey was passed over. this all comes after president-elect trump said the cost of the fighter jet program have gotten out of control. with less than two weeks until christmas, a church in cumberland county is now gone after a tractor-trailer crashed
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into it. but the pastor says divine intervention may have played a role in saving his congregation from tragedy. take a look at what happened at the wells of salvation god the father church in upper deerfield township. police say a pickup truck was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer before it swerved and hit the church on route 77. this was late sunday afternoon. the walls caved in and the roof collapsed instantly. the pastor says it could have been much worse, since the churchgoers left just 90 minutes before the crash. >> total loss. it hurts, because we had things set up that we were going to do for christmas and new year's. >> i believe the lord has an appointed time, and i believe that time was appointed for us not to be there. >> fortunately, no one was hurt. a gofundme page has been set up to help the congregation get back on its feet. well, someone has paid a pretty penny to live atop a philadelphia skyscraper.
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here's a live look at the top of 2 liberty place. the 7,000-square-foot penthouse, which is on the 57th floor, just sold for $11 million, which could be the most expensive yet, according to "the philadelphia business journal." these are sample shots from one of the penthouses in the building. the name of the buyer has not been disclosed. 2 liberty place was completed in 1990. residences were added in 2005 on the 42nd through 57th floors. now let's take you state by state and county by county for a look at some of the stories from across our area. a traveling education center to help people sign up for health insurance will be in montgomery county today. independence blue cross will send its independence express to the balya kin wood center to help people understand their options under at fordable care act and enroll for coverage. the deadline to sign up is tomorrow. and happening today in
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montgomery county, 30 cadets will begin their law enforcement careers after graduating from the municipal police kaz maey. the ceremony will be held at montgomery county community college tonight at 7:00. at least nine cadets will start right away at local police departments. and today in camden county, new jersey state troopers are putting on their basketball shorts and shoes as they take on the pennsauken high school basketball team. it's part of an effort to build positive relationships between the police force and the community. the event starts at 5:30 this evening at pennsauken high school and it's free and open to the public. and today the montgomery county spca will start cooking up special meals for animals in shelters over the holidays. the preparation starts at 10:00 a.m. at the conshohocken shelter on ridge pike. you can help by donating tot momry county spca. if you catch the bus in delaware, you now have a new way to make sure you don't miss your ride. the deldot mobile act will let
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you receive realtime arrival times. you can also track the bus on its route. officials say it's a much-needed tool, especially as winter approaches. >> no one wants to be standing out wonder, did i just miss the bus or is it two minutes away or 20 minutesway? and that gives people the confidence to ride the service. >> the deldot app is available for free. 4:48. we don't want you to miss your ride, nor do we want you to sit in traffic that long. >> right, which is why we have traffic reports for you every ten minutes. >> speaking of delaware, looking at delaware roads. if you're on 95 around wilmington and headed northbound, the drive between 295 and 495 is a quick drive, taking you 11 minutes. if you're headed southbound, it's about the same stretch of time, ten minutes there. moving into pennsylvania, 95. if you're headed southbound, later on we know that will be a highly congested area, but right now your southbound ride between woodhaven and the vine street expressway is just a quick 13 minutes. average speeds in the mid-60s
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right now. no issues to report on 95 or 76. the blue route is looking good as well. when i see you in a bit, we'll take a look at how traffic is moving on the pennsylvania turnpike, and i can tell you, all of your bridges are clear and mass transit is running on or close to schedule at this hour. >> all right, thank you, katy. 4:49, 37 degrees out, and it is cold out there. >> and countdown is on to really cold, according to meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> yeah, it's tracking our way. you won't find it this morning. temperatures are typically in the low 30s this time of year at this hour, and that's what we've got this morning. so with clear skies, we've got a normal day ahead, for december, that is, which means sunshine. mostly sunny skies. you'll notice the winds starting to pick up today, but it really gets going tomorrow, and it will be turning colder overnight tonight. by tomorrow morning, our temperatures will be in the 20s and the wind will be blowing. so enjoy this while you can. 37 degrees, above freezing in
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philadelphia, delaware, south jersey is at 37 degrees. there are a few cooler neighborhoods. audubon, swedesboro, mullic hill, all at 32 degrees while princeton has dropped into the 20s. 20s will be widespread tomorrow, but it will feel colder with that wind blowing. a few scattered clouds right now. there were a few flurries overnight, isolated showers. they're really light and now they're gone offshore. don't have to worry about that for the rest of the day today. the cold air waiting in canada is on the way and it's going to be sweeping into the area tonight. that's why we've issued a first alert for dangerous cold for pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. that's for thursday and friday. tomorrow and friday will be the worst of the cold weather, especially friday morning, and that's when strong, gusty winds will combine with bitter cold to give us windchills below zero for many neighborhoods. the winds tomorrow, look at those. 23-mile-an-hour winds in philadelphia. up to 26 miles an hour in wilmington and millville at 22.
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add in temperatures in the 20s, it will be lucky to feel like it's in the teens during the day tomorrow. then over the weekend, the cold in place. we've got snow coming in, and it comes in late friday night and early saturday morning. it starts to snow and then changes over to an icy mix during the morning. and in the afternoon from an icy mix to a rain. so we'll see warming temperatures during the day on saturday. so, it starts wintry and icy and we end up with rain later on saturday and rain again on sunday and finally clearing out sunday afternoon, which will bring us dry weather heading into next week. so, a terrible weekend timing here. wednesday, today, 42 degrees, mostly sunny skies, nothing more than a few scattered clouds. but dangerous cold on the way for thursday, strong, gusty winds, and especially cold friday morning. the temperature will be 13 degrees, but as i mentioned, with the wind blowing, that's going to feel like it's at zero or below zero friday morning. then just 25 degrees friday afternoon. cold in place just as wet
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weather moves in. we'll start in the 20s on saturday, start with some snow, but it slowly changes over to rain. 43 degrees saturday afternoon. rain on sunday, above freezing the entire day on sunday, and then here we go, clearing out but cooling down for monday and tuesday, back into the 30s. but another warm-up next week will come with more weather, wet weather, that is, this time just rain for wednesday, thursday and friday. >> all right, thank you, bill. the phillies took some time off from their busy offseason to get into the holiday spirit. phillies charities hosted a holiday party to recognize the efforts of heroes in our community. manager pete mccannan greeted guests while the phanatic ditched his hat for a santa hat. in university city, the skyline was lit up with a familiar shade of blue. it was the annual season of lights celebration. hundreds of supporters turned out for the holiday caroling
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concert in support of patients. for the next three nights, landmarks across the city, you might have seen, the ben franklin bridge to boathouse row, all lit up in blue. very nice. today marks a tragic event in our nation's history. >> four years ago, 26 people, mostly children, were killed in the sandy hook massacre. all new next on "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00, we will share details about a memorial plan. also, how a new jersey playground is helping keep the young victims' memories alive. and at seven before 5:00 right now, get ready to pay more for gas in pennsylvania. hear how much the price will go up as of new year's day. just fifteen minutes and a little imagination
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a few minutes before 5:00 a.m. i'm katy zach wraey a check of the roads. if you're headed on the pennsylvania turnpike, i can tell you it's a pretty smooth drive right now. leave out 22 minutes westbound as you make your way between route 1 and the exit for valley forge. if you're headed eastbound
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between valley forge and route 1, that's only about a 22-minute drive. here's a live look outside in the king of prussia area, route 202 at the interchange with i-76. as you can see, traffic running very smoothly, very light volume at this hour. when i see you at the top of the hour, we will take a look at new jersey roads. all right, thank you, katy. get ready to cough up more money at the gas pump in pennsylvania. the third phase of a gradual gas tax increase takes effect january 1st. drivers will pay 8 cents more per gallon, bringing the total taxes, both state and federal, to about 76 cents per gallon. nbc 10 at a sonoco station in balya kin witnessed overnight where regular was $2.37 a gallon. new jersey increased its taxes to 23 cents a gallon on november 1st. the money raised will pay for road and bridge repairs and transit improvements around the state. here's a story we previewed for you yesterday. the city of camden is getting a
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major economic boost from the federal government. local, state and national leaders came together to announce $13.2 million in funding for camden. leaders say it won't just help build new homes, it will also help transform the lives of people in the community. >> because it's more than brick and mortar and new housing. it's about people's lives at the end of the day that we are changing today for the better and changing the course of events for the better. >> leaders tell us it's too soon to tell exactly when the redevelopment project will be completed. well, police responded to a target store in bucks county last night, but not to answer a crime call. >> yeah, instead, they were on a holiday mission. that mission? well, they were there to investigate which toys were best for children of families in need. warrington officers helped kids do some christmas shopping for themselves and also their families. look at those smiles. they call it heroes and helpers, and they all had a great time. >> what's it like? >> exciting. >> cool.
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>> we're people, too. we have families. a lot of times we're just seen as, you know, just an obstacle. it's about community. it's about this, coming together. >> the target store in warrington partnered with kids from nearby titus elementary school to help make the shopping spree happen. >> it's about community. i love that. this holiday season, help us share the stories of people that you know are sharing kindness. >> we know that a lot of people are sharing kindness and nbc today and the "today" show are looking for people to feature in the second annual #sharekindness campaign. the goal is to inspire 1 million acts of kindness through the holiday season, and we'd love for you to get involved. follow #sharekindness on facebook. you can also use the hashtag on instagram or twitter. bottom line, let us know about someone that you know about sharing kindness, because we want to feature them and give them a little shout-out. >> this is what the season is all about. now for more of the stories we're following right now on nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. -- facing a judge again. today, bill cosby and his legal
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team continue their fight to prevent more than a dozen accusers from testifying at his sex abuse trial. under the cover of darkness. security camera video shows an alleged thief in action stealing christmas decorations in south jersey. honoring young lives lost. this special playground in new jersey is dedicated to the boys and girls killed at sandy hook four years ago today. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it's 5:00 a.m. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10 neighborhood weather. bill? >> good morning, tracy. we are a little cold this morning, typical for this time of year, just below freezing for the suburbs and new jersey. 35, though, in the lehigh valley. temperatures will be falling a little bit before they start climbing. we will get some sunshine today. look at that warm-up. by 10:00 this morning, 39 degrees. and enough sunshine to see all of the neighborhoods warming up today. mostly sunny in philadelphia, 42. 40 in the suburbs and 41 in new
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jersey, for interior new jersey. right along the coast, just a lit warmer, up to 44 degrees and a 45 this afternoon with mostly sunny skies for delaware. it's 40s today, nowhere near the 40s tomorrow and friday. some wicked cold temperatures on the way. i'll have more on that when i come back in ten minutes. but first, katy zachry's watching your first alert traffic. >> bill, i'm already cringing at that tease. all right. well, taking a look at our drive times, this is the 42 freeway northbound, if you're making your way up from the route 55 to the walt whitman bridge. that drive will take about five minutes. southbound on route 42, that's just a five-minute drive as well. moving into the philadelphia area, there is construction on lincoln drive, the southbound lanes between rittenhouse street and kelly drive are closed due to some road construction out there. and taking a look at some of our majors in pennsylvania. this is 95, a live look at traffic picking up a little bit,

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