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her missing to police. but investigators say packer had moved her family to this home in quakertown a short time after she vanished. she failed to give them pictures of grace so they could begin searching for their daughter. >> four months after grace packer was reported missing by her mother, two hunters found her dismembered remains in bear creek township. >> reporter: it took weeks to identify the remains of grace. with grace's mother in jail on endangerment charges, she is named as a person of interest but they're not saying what all they're looking at. prosecutors from all three counties want you to take a good look at grace, her mother sarah and call them if you ever saw the two together, if you ever saw any activity around the ing
a abington home. as for her mother, investigators say she in the montgomery county prison, they say she tried to keep sarah packer's bail at a higher level, but a judge just reduced it. that's why they're coming to the public with this plea today, they say time is of the essence and if you know anything about grace or her mother, you're asked to call bucks county dictionaries. -- detectives. more breaking news, sky force so over the scene where an suv got stuck under a semitruck in new jersey. right now the i-295 is shut down. the driver of that truck you're looking at right now has been taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. turning to our weather now, and a mild december day out your
window, looking live at eighth and market in center city, perfect holiday shopping conditions, but the winds are picking up a bit. if you're looking there live now, if you're headed down to tonight's eagles game against the giants, bundle up. >> our chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is tracking the weather. >> the wind is a factor, it's increasing above 20 miles an hour in some areas. the camera is shaking a little bit and that camera does not shake very easily. 46 degrees in philadelphia. vineland, 53, in dover, temperatures way above average. 34 tuesday, 45 yesterday, 52 so far today and close to 50 for the next couple of days as well. so this mild weather continues. and as we go through the night
tonight, it is pretty clear, temperatures dropping into the 30s, which is not bad for this time of the year, of course the wind will make it feel a little cooler, close to 28 degrees at the lehigh valley tomorrow morning, which is well above average for this time of year, and it doesn't even get down to freezing for most of the night at the jersey shore. we'll talk more about some pretty significant rain that's going to be imagining at least a part of the holiday weekend. as we mentioned, the eagles gearing up for a thursday night showdown and it's a big one in south philly. >> and nbc10 is the only place you'll be able to watch the game against the giants, keith jones live ahead of all the action tonight. >> reporter: glenn wasn't kidding, the wind is whipping around here, and we're feeling it, as the clouds -- there's no clouds, actually, but as the sun begins to set, it's getting a little colder out here.
i can't imagine what it must be like for all the fans tailgating outside, we're going to tend it out to tim furlong who's out there with the birds fans. a lot of blue out there in the parking lot? >> reporter: yeah, eli manning. it's an nbc national game tonight, we should be talking about eagles playoffs, they let them slip away, it happens, but why would you not want to come out here and hang out with some real eagles fans. we're going to have some fun. got to love the eagles fans waiting for the stadium parking
lot to open up seven hours for a game that won't mean anything for the birds. the eagles have been a bit disappointing, but philly versus giants, why not? >> it eliminates some of the pain in the stadium. >> reporter: there's a chance to possibly keep a division rival out of the playoffs. >> see eli get that sad face he always has. >> reporter: santa brings the eagles a couple of new receivers, the eagles look good. >> i'm still waiting for our super bowl, but it's coming. >> reporter: it is coming and guess what? they have something they want to say to you.
>> e-a-g. >> i would love to see the giants kicked out of the playoffs. not going to be able to do it to the cowboys, at least let's get back at the giants. >> and all that energy is going to come right inside here. one thing they're going to notice and you at home are going to notice, nbc football has featured colors all year. if you look at the philadelphia jerseys, they are wearing all black. take a look at what the giants are going to be wearing, all white uniforms, old helmets like
what they used to wear. nbc10 is the only place you can see the game tonight, kickoff is at 8:25, then keep it here for nbc10 news. they're going to roll out some of these speakers behind me when the players hit the field. we'll give you every half hour some updates on what is the biggest rivalry in the area. some will argue it's the cowboys-eagles, i say personally it's giants-eagles having grown up in south jersey. >> a blackout maybe that means lights out for the giants tonight. we'll be watching. >> all right, keith, we'll check back with you. other news now, president-elect donald trump's campaign manager is headed to
the white house. >> kellyanne conway will serve as counselor to the president. conway will continue her role as a close advisor to the president. she will also work with senior leadership in the trump administration. the 49-year-old mother of four is from south jersey. conway graduated from st. joseph's high school in hamilton in 1985. mr. trump tweeted, the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. this comes after vladimir putin says his country needs to boost it's nuclear arsenal as well. preparations for the presidential inauguration are well under way in washington. today the inauguration committee
announced the choir will perform and that will be followed by the traditional parade that will be shorter than in years past. >> part of the idea of this whole inaugural event is to get to work. and that's exactly what this president-elect, president as of january 24th, 2017, is to get to work and make sure people are safe and they're employed. >> inaugural events will wrap up with a prayer service at the washington national cathedral. drivers who travel i-95 got an early christmas present. they have wrapped up the highway project. the work also included rebuilding several bridges, adding retaining walls and
ramps. a christmas market in germany reopened days after a terrorist attack. 12 people were killed, dozens of others. overnight german police search ed. a fire broke out in germantown, crews had the flames under control in about 20 minutes. no one was hurt. pennsylvania is launching a new tool if you're struck in a
massive traffic backup. the 511 pa connect tool addresses problems like that massive backup on the pennsylvania turnpike during that snowstorm last january. this new tool will buzz your phone like an amber alert if you're in a traffic breakdown that will last for two hours or more. then the state will send you updates on when they will fix the problem. the state will send updates to your phone every 15 minutes if you're in a prolonged highway emergency. in just hours family and friends will gather to remember a south jersey mother brutally murdered. it comes as the search for tara o'shea's estranged husband has been suspended. monell is accused of stabbing o'shea monday morning. his pick-up truck has been
found. tonight's vigil is being held in front of o'shea's home it begins at 6:00. two delaware universities are urging trump to support a program that delays deportation for illegal immigrants. the university of delaware and delaware state both asked that people brought into the country as children avoid deportation for two years. new details this afternoon about the deadly school bus crash in tennessee. a federal lawsuit claims the driver had a, quote, sadistic habit of diving recklessly. the school district knew about the complaints against the bus driver, 24-year-old jianthony walker. walker is facing six sounds of vehicular homicide. a proud day for two dozen
police recruits and their families. nbc10 in gloucester township, where 24 men and women graduated from camden county police academy. the graduates will serve in 7 police departments across the garden state. special delivery today, courtesy of highway patrol officers honored fallen officers today by helping the families they left behind. this morning they held food drives for the hundreds that have died in the line of duty. >> it shows thi s they have not forgotten reggie. it makes us feel his presence the police are like a second family to us. >> her first husband died in 2003 after he was injured in a crash. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues now with the holiday
countdown. >> just two days to go until the christmas weekend and the start of hanukkah and there is a mad rush to get ready right now. randy gyllenhaal is in roxborough, they're picking up those last-minute supplies? >> reporter: and we're told the biggest rush begins tomorrow night on christmas eve, also cramming into local delis and bakeries like this one in roxborough getting its christmas and hanukkah supplies an we found this one with a unique philadelphia twist. let's press pause on the dinner and get to the dessert. this bakery has hand crafted holiday sweets for families across philadelphia. >> christmas is our super bowl every year, shovabsolutely.
>> reporter: they have been prepping for months. >> part of the product is the tradition and the family and is love that these customers feel when they come in here. and that's what the holidays are really about. >> it goes hand in hand with family and a good cup of coffee after a good meal, it's awesome. >> reporter: and for the family dinner, you'll need to grab some meet so head to the deli in lower marion, and this year they're facing a rare convergen convergence, christmas and hanukkah occurring the very same weekend. >> instead of having two weeks where we have two different pushes we just have one. so we're trying to get everything done and give everybody the best holiday we can. >> reporter: these people have come in from across the country. >> we're having the roast pork on christmas day, so they'll be in our house for two or three
days and we'll play games and have fun. >> reporter: they got the christmas countdown, two days, six hours and 22 minutes. they also have this italian american baccla dish, also holiday hoagies, coming up at 6:00. live in roxborough. if you're leaving home for the holidays, get ready to have company. trip aaa says 93 million will be hitting the roads. the skies will be crowded too. the number of flyers will be up 2.5% from last year. >> the airport tweeted if you're traveling this weekend, you should get to the airport two hours before your flight. officials say because of the number of travellers you might need extra time to park, check in and go through security
screening. things were running smoothly when we stopped by the airport this morning. we spoke with one girl headed out of town who was really excited about her trip. >> i'm going to go to my grandma's and we're going to have so much fun and we're going to make snow angels and see our cousins and get a new puppy. >> airports are also providing those picking up travelers to wait in the cell phone line until they're ready to be picked up at baggage claim. >> that little girl had a lot to be excited about. >> turning it over to glenn "hurricane" schwartz. it really is a beautiful day today out there. >> it's kind of windy right now, you see the camera shaking at the rush hour, with all that traffic, the temperatures are well above average, the window at 18 miles an hour and we have decent winds across much of the
area, 20-mile-per-hour winds in philadelphia, 21 in delaware despite the temperature here 50 degrees. fox chase, port richmond, society hill, also 48 degrees. and even that is above the average high for this time of the year. as we go through the night tonight, pretty good night for football, temperatures dropping into the 30s, the wind is the main issue, as keith was showing you earlier, 10 to 20-mile-per-hour winds, that will make it feel a little bit cooler, as it swirls around those stadiums. we have some clouds coming in from the northwest, but it's got nothing to do with any kind of storm that's going to be affecting us. this is the one, middle of the country out in the rockies, and that's going to take a while to
get here. tomorrow 50 degrees out in fairmount, 55 in chesnutt hill. lows in the 20s in some places, the high will be 47 degrees in allentown. all of these numbers are above average for this time of the year. newark, delaware getting up to 52 degrees, vorhees township, 49. as you can see on the future cast, late friday the clouds start to increase, friday night, it increases more and by saturday morning, we have got some rain moving in, and in this case, it looks like it's a fairly steady rain, especially during the morning hours, promise into the early afternoon, some computer models show that, but they also show clearing, later in the day, and there will be no precipitation christmas eve itself. as temperatures drop through the 40s and into the 30s, it's not
all that cold for this time of the year, lehigh valley, 39 at 6:00, dropping to 34. and christmas day itself, that's looking pretty nice, a lot of sunshine and a lot of temperatures getting up near 50 degrees, delaware, 52 degrees, and the low temperatures not all that low in the morning. we'll talk about when we are going to be really getting some cold air again with the 10-day coming up a little bit later. a change in a plane ticket nearly ruined a family's plan to be together for the holidays. >> their call for help went nowhere. that is until they called nbc10 responds. still ahead, how harry and the team helped them land a deal just in time. this little girl could probably sit in one of her dad's basketball shoes. we'll explain who her proud papa
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been today. >> they got turkey instead of tickets. the chester police department pulled over 100 drivers who were driving safely and gave them turkeys. officials said they wanted to show their appreciation to the community. >> it's a good day for the relation ship between the police and the community. excellent day. >> chester county mayor thaddeus brooklyn was on hadn't to help hand out the turkeys. keith jones live once again at the link ahead of tonight's big game against the giants. keith? >> reporter: that's right, we have got exclusive coverage only on nbc10, but there are fans tailgating outside, there's also in center city that we got a sneak peek at earlier today, that's coming up next. you're going to have to bundle up if you're going to the
game. i'm tracking the game time forecast and what you can expect two the busy holiday weekend. plus video games usually top the list for a lot of kids throughout the holidays. and parents need to look out for more than just the violence. the hidden hazards and how it could influence your child's behavior.
you know that music, nbc10 getting you ready for a showdown in south philly. >> we're learn four hours away from kickoff at lincoln financial field, that's where nbc10's keith jones is joining us live now. >> reporter: the eagles have nothing on the line right now, the giants vying for the playoffs.
this is nothing but a rival. the eagles cheerleaders are preparing, the players are inside preparing for what will be a great game here at lincoln field. but now i'm going to turn to csn's john clark also here on the field with me on what to expect tonight. >> reporter: you said it, the eagles have been eliminated from playoff contention, so you say what are they playing for? the giants can clinch a playoff spot right at the link tonight. if they're not going to the playoffs, they certainly don't want to go to the giants playoffs. in baltimore, by 1 point, another close loss bring the eagles this year, so they had just three days off, it is really tough for their bodies to lecover, the eagles, they jumped
right in the cold tub. they had really light practices this week. this is the first time carson wentz will be playing on this short of a week. >> it's a different week, you don't have that off day just to kind of relax and get your mind right, you're book in there right away, fortunately we played the giants before, we have already gone through a week of preparation for them, so it's really just kind of reviewing all that stuff. but physically reviewing, guys have taken a lot of reps for the game. you got to get you physically in the game, that's the hardest part. >> reporter: the eagles say they will back in black tonight in their black unis. go back to andy reed's first year as head coach, 1999, they were 3 and 11 but they won their last two games and they said that carried over the next season and they made the ploo s
playoffs in andy reed's second year. i think the music is telling me to wrap. >> reporter: no question about it, and you know what? it's going to be all black for the eagles, all white for the new york giants, a lot to prepare for obviously. you got nbc preparing as well, nbc 10, our viewers are going to benefit. people in center city this afternoon also benefitted. today fans got a taste of what will go into tonight's broadcast. this is the sunday night football bus, today it was outside comcast headquarters on jfk boulevard. it was a chance for fans to grab the mike. they could also act as special correspondents for photos. one thing i noticed right away, fans tailgating outside this stadium, it's cold outside, let's go back inside the
studios, nbc10 meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz, it seems to have dropped in temperatures and the wind is picking up. >> the temperature is going to keep going down and the wind is going to be up there, 16 miles an hour sustained now, but other parts of the area are even windier, and we're seeing gusts of 28 miles an hour in philadelphia. we may see gusting 30 in parts of the area as we go through the game. the temperature actually not all that low for this time of the year, of course that ten to 20-mile-per-hour wind making it feel a little colder, in late december games, especially night games. but i think you can handle it, keith. >> reporter: i think you consider both these teams used to cold weather, the first time of the year perhaps, but nbc10 is the only place you can watch out. we want to tell you all about what we have in store grow.
game day kickoff at 7:00, it's followed by kickoff at 8:25, and after the game, keep it here for nbc10 news. preparations are being made here on the field. i'm going to send it back to you guys, jim, jackie? >> can they beat the spoilers tonight, we'll be watching it all. some former birds helped to spread cheer at the holiday party at the west philadelphia senior community center. the event was part of the nfl alumni's 12 stays of goodness initiative. >> today the salvation army gave away toys in wynnefield. people were able to choose from hundreds of donated items from toys to basketballs. some kids were even on hand to select their own gifts. this was the last of the give away event held by school vegas
army this year. organizers say they have given away 30,000 gifts. today is the busiest delivery day of the holiday season. we're going to take you behind the scenes of the hustle and bustle to get you to your destination on time. and this little girl is the first father of a famous dad from our area, we'll tell you who, next.
video games top the list for a lot of kids during the holiday seasoning. but parents need to look out for tobacco use in those games. at least 93% of parents are unaware that smoking is very common in video games. a number of young players say the characters who smoke are often viewed as cool, tough or
more powerful. parents play an important role in making sure their children aren't influenced by what they see. >> do a little home work on your own. watch the games, play them with them. it can be fun. >> the report revealed that kids spend more time using commuters and video games than they do on social media. he pictured his first daughter bianca was born on december 5. kobe bryant and his wife have excited. it comes just months after he ended his nba career. he played 19 seasons with the los angeles lakers. >> those pictures are so cute. like ann geddes. it's looking more like a warm christmas than a white christmas. >> the holiday weekend not
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time is running out to ship your gifts before christmas and hanukkah. the hustle and bustle started hong before sun rise. 30 million packages expected to be delivered nationwide, and that's just through the postal service. >> we really move a lot of mail and everybody knows what to do and they come in and it's like a fine-tuned machine. >> if you still have some gifts or cards to send out, you actually still have time. tomorrow is the deadline to ship
priority express. the experience of a lifetime that's how local middle schoolers describe winning a christmas choir contest that took them all the way to the center. >> this is such a great opportunity being able to share this experience with all my best friends, it's just amazing. i can't really say. ♪ >> reporter: and sing they did, for a full house at the kimmel center. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: this is the clearview regional middle school choir. the k through eighth grade gigs winner of the annual christmas choir competition. ♪ ♪
>> reporter: this song, not only got them bragging rights, but a chance to sing for the philly class, $5,000 for their school and a chance to perform on the radio too. ♪ ♪ >> they put it together, it's a really complex piece, normally reserved for high schools. ♪ oh, holy night ♪ the stars are brightly shining ♪ >> the kids have been working really hard and it's just a dream for many of them. >> it's a lot of work, but it definitely paid off. >> reporter: one that's taken them center stage, one they've earned and won't soon forgot. >> it's so great to sing with the philly pop. >> it's a great way to spread joy and christmas and it's a great way to share that.
>> beautiful voices. those are the middle schools. tomorrow we'll she you the winners of the high school division. wait until you hear them sing. it sounds beautiful over at penn's landing at the blue cross river rink. obviously they are cleaning the ice right now, but a beautiful night out there, a beautiful tree as well. and you don't have to bundle up all that much to skate out there tonight. >> and for this time of the year, it's not all that cold, we still have some wind issues, making it feel even colder, an 18-mile-per-hour wind in philly. we got up to 52 so far today. 48 in delaware and other parts of the region. it's 48 in odessa, 47 in clay mont. 46 in glasgow, many places well into the 50s despite a northwest
wind. bridgeville s georgetown, 54, rehoboth beach at 55 degrees. those are well above average temperatures. look at these wind gusts, 35 degrees in philadelphia, 30 in mt. holly and the wind isn't going to diminish that much this evening, so the temperature going from around freezing, pottstown, allentown, 23 degrees by 11:00 tonight. so you need to bundle up for that, because you're not getting any help from any summer. but we're not going down into the single digits like we did a week ago or so. we have clouds that are coming in, but no precipitation, there is a good bit coming out of the rockies, into the plains states, and that's a system that's going to be coming through on saturday. as we go through friday, you can see the temperatures going well into the 40s, to near 50 degrees, again, lots of surge,
then tsurge, -- lots of sunshine. then the clouds start to come in saturday night, the temperatures well above freezing, and at 9:00 a.m., it's raining just about everywhere. but it's 50 degrees in atlantic city and cape may, so warmer air is going to be coming in. then by noontime, it's already started to end by about 2:00, 3:00, it's offshore, setting us up for some dry weather on christmas eve. as you saw, the rain is long gone by 6:00, 45 in philadelphia, dropping to 58 by 10:00, and christmas day itself, we're talking about lots of sunshine, temperatures not all that cold to start off, not a lot of wind either, and getting into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees, for new year's, it's a different story, looks like it's going to turn colder, upper 20s, but it looks dry.
now the 10-day forecast, these temperatures are well above average, the average high is 43 degrees, for this time of the year, and look at that as we go into early next week, some showers on thursday, and then it starts feeling like winter again by new year's weekend. all right, glenn, well, an nbc10 viewer tells us her family trip was almost ruined when her husband got bumped from their flight. >> see how harry hairston and the nbc10 responds team landed her a deal just before the holidays.
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season. >> so she contacted nbc 10 responds and we put reporter harry hairston on the case. how did you do, harry? >> we got involved, and here's the deal. this was supposed to be a quick trip to celebrate the holidays and a special birthday, but it almost didn't happen. >> reporter: lonnie jaffey purchased airline tickets through expedia online. celebrate her mother's birthday, then fly back to philly the same day. >> i planned ahead for these tickets, that's why i paid for them in may so we could all be together. >> reporter: but she says a few months later, she got disturbing news. >> in september, i got an e-mail from expedia that had said that my husband was bumped off the flight. >> reporter: she tells us that's when she called expedia to find out why and the company told her the flight was overbooked and
that he was booked on a separate reservation. expedia did offer to book the flight back on another airline. >> the whole point was to be together. >> reporter: jaffey tells us she reached out to american airlines where she booked the tickets. but they said they couldn't help. then she called nbc10 responds. >> i see you every morning. you help everybody, i was hoping you could help me. >> reporter: we contacted expedia and american airlines but says they don't comment on customer issues, but they said they went above and beyond to keep the family together for the holidays. >> thank you so much, harry, for making sure we're all together for the holidays. >> how wonderful, all right. >> well, here's a few takeaways, american airlines tell us, when
you book through a third party, the airline has no control over your itinerary, you give the third party authorization to change your itinerary if necessary. read the fine print to understand the company's terms and conditions and its relationship with the airline. >> important tips that can save you a lot of time and money. >> and headache. >> death. >> let's go to our recovery counter and take a look at it right now. 255,0 $255,254. >> if you have a complaint for nbc10 responds, give us a call or fill out the form online and we will respond to you. social media is quickly becoming a new marketplace for sales and deals. now harry will show us how to safe face. but right now, we're working on several stories for nbc10 news at 5:00. thanks, guys, it's a thursday night showdown in philadelphia, and fans are ready to see their eagles fly.
>> nbc10 is your official eagles station and we are live at the link with exclusive coverage from now until kickoff. plus all new at 5:00. a suspected thief targeting offices across new jersey in search of credit cards to make big-time purchases. >> i hope he gets caught. >> reporter: i'm ted greenberg, why police say it seems he steals on a schedule.
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a tragic ending. this girl has found dead. why her mother is a person of the interest. and thursday night showdown. we are live at the link as the eagles get ready to play a division rival. and right now at 5:00, an nbc10 exclusive, police say this man is behind a credit card stealing spree and he's costal people thousands of dollars. >> this thief finds his victims at office buildings around new jersey and right now police are investigating crimes in six different counties, and those are just the ones they know about. >> ted greenberg shows us what you need to look out for.
>> reporter: authorities believe this man stole her wallet after slipping into the doctor's medical office. >> you feel violated. your office and workplace is supposed to be safe places for you to go. >> reporter: police believe the theft in object was committed by the same man who committed thefts in new jersey the past few months. he goes into offices of professionals and stealthily steals wallets from desks and then uses credit cards to make major purchases from target, walmart and other major retai r retailers. he buys high dollar aipads and commuters. police say they have noticed a pattern