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breaking right now on "nbc 10 news today," deadly fire. a person is dead after flames burn through an apartment building in pottstown. ready to fly. expect philadelphia international airport to be packed today and tonight travellers get ready for this holiday weekend. slaying the giant. after weeks of disappointment eagles show die-hard fans they have plenty ever fight. we'll break down the win. 5:30. 32 degrees outside. friday morning. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today". i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm katy zachary. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with nbc 10 flirt neighborhood weather. >> we're looking for a nice day
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today. dry. we'll get sunshine. but not until after 20 after 7:00. once the sun comes up temperatures will be climbing. 26 degrees in some neighborhoods in the lehigh valley, right at freezing in delaware and philadelphia is 34. suburbs are 33. new jersey just above freezing right now with a westerly wind at 7 miles per hour. that will be increasing some afternoon. 47 degrees in new jersey, at the shore also in the upper 40s. warms to 48 degrees in philadelphia. middle to upper 40s for the lehigh valley and delaware. i'll break these forecasts down hour by hour and show you how quickly we move out of the 30s when i come back in ten minutes. first your first alert traffic with traffic reporter francesca ruscio. >> we're watching road closures on columbus boulevard. at 95 and washington because of a water main break. folks columbus boulevard.
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we'll watch 95 for quite some time. 95 at caster avenue, travel speeds are in the 60s. this picture will change in a matter of a couple of hours as we approach the heart of rush hour. 95 is doing pretty good. we'll be watching 422. travel speeds still in the green. no reported problems or delays. 60s and 70s not that bad, shorter travel time. seven minutes westbound. back to you. turning now to breaking news from montgomery county this morning. one person is dead after fire breaks out overnight in an apartment. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on the scene in pottstown. matt, you just talked to someone who escaped those flames. tell us more. >> reporter: he said it was a scary morning as several people escaped this fire. one did not. you can see the fire trucks are still here at the scene. the fire is out. it has been for a couple of hours. there doesn't appear to be a lot of damage to the outside of the
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building. lot of the damage is on the inside, second and third floors. we're on east high street by north franklin street here in pottstown. take a look at some video. this fire started a little after 1:15. firefighters saw heavy fire on the second floor this building and when the call came in there was a report of someone trapped inside and a person was found dead inside one of the rooms on the second floor. residents tell me the victim is a man. the others in the building did evacuate safely. i spoke to one of them a few minutes ago. listen to his account of what happened. >> opened the window because it was hot and smelled a whole bunch of smoke, seen a bunch of flashing lights and then girlfriend went into our bathroom and just started coming up with smoke and it was crazy. got the little ones out. rushed out of there as fast as possible. >> reporter: the red cross is helping carlos, his family and
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the other residents here. several apartments in this building were damaged. carlos tells me there were six or seven units inside this building. the fact this was an older building made it tough to fight this fire. but it is out. now the investigation begins into what happened, what start this. live in pottstown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. we have another update in the berlin christmas market attack. just moments ago italy's interior minister said the man killed in the shoot out in mylan is without a shadow of doubt, an sic -- an its anis amri. amri pulled a gun from his backpack after being asked to show i.d.. we just got new video that aleppo a day after government force took control away from rebel forces. syrian army troops are walking amid the heavily damaged
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building there's. the troops waved the syrian flag, waved signs ever victory. the syrian government took full control yesterday after the last opposition fight and civilians were bussed out of aleppo. the interior department says the director of northeastern national park who is based here in philadelphia broke federal travel guidelines on at least eight trips. michael caldwell took personal trips at the government's expense and took pay on days he wasn't work. a park service spoens person said calendar is temporarily reassigned while the department considers possible discipline. 5:35. new this morning. two men are on the run after a bloody home invasion. police say it sounds like it wasn't the only they were trying to hit. just before midnight two men knocked on the front door of a kensington apartment. they forced their way in after the woman opened the door. they fought with her and then shot her. they left without taking anything. they seemed to be looking for
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someone specific. the woman who was shot was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. police say the woman's room and her young son were in another room and not hurt. police are still looking for the gunman. >> 5:36 and 31 degrees 34 degrees outside. happening now last minute shopping. we all know you're out there. waiting to get those last minute gifts. lucky for you stores are still open today and tomorrow. kohl's is open 24 hours until christmas day. >> if you're not traveling or shopping maybe you're getting ready for your holiday meal. you're taking a look at the conshohocken bakery. the bakery opens at 7:00 this morning and close at 5:00 p.m. the eagles finally get their divisional win of the year taking down the new york giants
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on primetime right on nbc 10 last night. >> it was sweet. the win didn't mean a lot to birds in terms of standings but it's a big deal to play spoiler. one of the big story lines is johnson coming back and you can tell the difference right away last night. we talked about this early on because the season would have gone differently if he was on the field the whole time? >> reporter: i was watching the game thinking oh, i wonder what the season would have been if he had here. he had to safer ten game suspension. eagles this season are 4-1 with lane johnson starting at right tackle. a lot of people argue they were facing some, not so great competition earlier in the season when he was in. argue what you may. i still think that lane johnson being out for majority of the season had a huge impact on the game. you can see it right away. take a look at this running play by matthews.
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i am one of those people, guys, but a lot of people say it's not necessarily about one person on the offensive line. if you who are dining well they have good offensive lines you get mixed opinions about that one. but i'm in the camp of lane johnson makes a big difference. >> let's switch gears and talk about a scary moment last night for eagles fans. carson wentz took a big hit. goes through the mandatory nfl concussion protocol. what happened? >> reporter: this was a scary moment. one of those things you want to finish the season strong. they are not in the playoffs. you don't want your starting quarterback, rookie quarterback to get hurt. this is in the third quarter. 3rd and long situation. carson wentz taken down. he gets up. the second he does heles a little bit. jason peters is there. he lieeans on peters. peters called the eagles medical staff over and when carson wentz had to get taken off the field. he went to the sidelines.
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he was checked for a concussion. daniel came in at the helm for  couple of minutes. carson wentz was cleared to come back out and play. that's what happened. a couple of plays of him back in the field the eagles are running a trick play and carson wentz are the lead blocker. fans are losing their minds. the good news he's okay. he did pass the concussion protocol test so, hey, we'll take it and take the win and take the spoil for the giants that's for sure. >> thanks so much. >> see you guys. >> next week is the season finale for the eagles. it's a big one. they take onto dallas cowboys right here new year's day. kick off is at 1:00. coming up at 20 minutes before 6:00 and we're looking at temperatures that are in the 30s for most neighborhoods this morning with clear skies. this number could come down a little bit more but right back up to 34 at 8:00. then into the 40s by lurch time,
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43 degrees with a little bit of a breeze this afternoon. not as windy as yesterday. sunshine, also not as warm as yesterday. 40s today with clouds coming in late this afternoon. the suburbs pretty nice one here, 32 degrees right now. up to 37 degrees at 10:00. sunshine. few clouds blow through the area this afternoon. completely dry for the suburbs and lehigh valley. some of the neighborhoods in the lehigh valley have dropped into the 20s but warm through the 30s into the low 40s this afternoon. new jersey sees the sun coming up, temperatures will start coming up. upper by later this morning and then 40s this afternoon. lots of sunshine until the very late afternoon hours and that's when the clouds will start moving in. at the shore sunshine will warm temperatures that are already above freezing. into this morning. middle 40s at 2:00 afternoon. like the rest of the area the clouds are increasing late this afternoon. colder in delaware than southeast other neighborhoods.
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32 degrees right now and down to 8:00 temperature of 31 degrees. in the 40s this afternoon. 45 degrees tonight. rebounds this afternoon. just like the rest of the area here comes some clouds. those clouds are coming off a storm that's nowhere near us yet but making steady progress. it was in l.a., arizona, new mexico yesterday now moving into iowa and missouri and the clouds extend into the ohio valley. that's due in for tomorrow. take a look at that, hour by hour show you when that moves in and moves out too. look at the holiday weekend forecast when i'm back in ten. 5:41. let's check the roads if you're getting ready to head out. let's with schuylkill freeway with francesca ruscio. how is it looking on 76? >> we're starting to see more volume adding onto majors especially the schuylkill expressway, of course our camera at belmont avenue, eastbound, westbound travel speeds in the 50s and 60s. still doing okay at the
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schuylkill. now, folks, we have a water main break on columbus boulevard. we're closed specifically on the southbound side at i-95 and washington avenue. expect delays but i would avoid that portion of bus boulevard as of right now. crews are still on scene working to clear everything up. we also have an accident that came into my penndot report. at north line street and east 5th street. no delays. schuylkill looks good. 95 not that bad. when i come back we'll look at the vine street expressway. sift through charred ruble in new jersey. coming up next what we're learning about the cause. help is stimulused. salvation army is sounding the alarm. next hear how you can help families across area this christmas and beyond.
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new details this morning on the massive fire at a new jersey furniture store. officials are now saying it may have been caused by a roofer who did not have the right permit. the cause of the blaze will be
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listed as accidental but the fire inspector say investigators have yet to find any permit application for the work that was under way when the fire broke out wednesday morning. 5:46. new jersey county suing did you ponts claiming the avoided paying more than $1 billion it cost to clean up hazardous waste. the suit says the manufacturing plant dumped more than 100 million pounds of toxic chemicals and seeping into the water. the state department of environmental protection predicts it will take 1,000 years to clean up those chemicals. dupont sent us a statement reading in part, quote, we've always taken very seriously our commitment to the health, safety and well being of our employees and the communities in which we operate. end quote. new this morning test results confirm an experimental
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vaccine is highly effective. the company is looking to seek approval ebola vaccine next year. >> chris christie said his haters stopped him from profiting from a book deal and giving state work ears rise. >> obviously, the haters out there made personal about me. not only haters in the legislature but haters on this radio station. that was christie yesterday morning on his monthly ask the governor radio show. he's talking about legislation that did not get pass this week by new jersey lawmakers. as for his haters he was referring, to turns out he has more of them than in the past. christie's approval rating hit an all time low last month. the salvation army in pennsylvania and delaware is coming up short in its annual fundraising campaign. this morning it's asking you to help in the final days before christmas. the annual red kettle campaign
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ends on christmas day by giving only $21 you can help feed a family for three days. proposed from the campaign provide year round services to local residents in need of food, shelter, disaster relief and after school programs for kids. all right, meteorologist bill henley is joining us here. give us the details. what can we expect? >> today will be just fine. get out do what you need to do if you're going to school it will be dry. looking for a snow day but not happening today. no snow in the near future. some wet weather ahead for parts of the weekend. heading out right now our skies are clear. little bit of a shake in the camera. little bit of a breeze mainly above building level. winds are light at the surface. we'll see sunshine and a dry day today. any scattered clouds will blow through without wet weather. that changes tomorrow. clouds will be arriving this evening. we'll stay dry this evening but first thing tomorrow morning and for much of the day tomorrow
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umbrellas will be going up. right now temperatures are coming down. seeing 20s in the lehigh valley and south jersey. delaware is at 32 and 34 degrees in the city and some cooler suburbs. right now 31 degrees. collegeville is 27 degrees. look at fort washington at 24 this morning and in the 20s for new hope while newtown is at 34 degrees. sunshine, yes. we'll see it at the bus stop this morning. right around freezing or just a little bit below for quakertown and reading right at the freezing mark at 8:00 and wilmington. this is when the temperatures will just be starting to climb in atlantic city, 36 trees and the winds will being light at 8:00. enough sunshine during the day today to warm into the 40s this afternoon. this is the radar and satellite. nothing here yet. you don't have to look far to see the clouds and then the wet weather. that's snow and rain missouri and into iowa heading towards
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the midwest. that will come to us with a warm up. there's warm air that will surge ahead and that's going to ensure we'll get rain as this one moves in. the clouds tart to arrive late this afternoon. at 7:30 this evening. clouds increasing during the evening hours and then first rain drops early tomorrow morning at 3:00. that first line is going to be very light. just a tiny bit of rain. steadier rain moves in at 6:00 in the morning. yes those are some snow showers in the northern central portions of pennsylvania. but most of this is going be below the pocono mountains, reading philadelphia, cape may getting rain. that's at 10:00 in the morning. the rain continues in the afternoon. but by late in the afternoon it's out and by evening we are dry. so the weekend is going to be damp for saturday but look at the sunshine for sunday. christmas day, temperatures climbing to near 50 degrees in the afternoon. so, dry day, 48 degrees that
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rain moves in for tomorrow. by evening time for the beginning of hanukkah and christmas eve it's dry and nice sunny skies for sunday. clouds return on monday but the temperature will move up to 54 degrees. a chance of some morning showers on tuesday. take a break on wednesday. then more significant system bring us rain on thursday followed by a cool down for friday, saturday into sunday. >> bill, thanks so much. about ten minutes before 6:00 a.m. on your friday. we made to it friday. if you're getting up and out the door early you may notice more cars onto road. we have you covered. francesca ruscio is joining us today. nice have you with us. >> good morning. happy friday as well. we're watching the vine street expressway. more volume is definitely starting to add on the majors as well. i checked on the schuylkill. no problems or delays. travel speeds all throughout the delaware valley are in the 60s and 50s. we're seeing notification coming in from mass transit. train 403 coming in at 50
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minutes late. patco, new jersey transit and amtrak, everything is running on time and on schedule. when i come back we'll look at the majors in new jersey. >> when you think about holiday gifts many people buy for their pets. people for providence animal center it easy when they were at a pet food pantry in delaware county. there they handed out food, toys and treats. the group supplied 5,000 meals a to animals and offer free vaccines. few minutes before 6:00 a.m. new on "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 mercer county man is being accused of sex assault after what he allegedly did on an airplane. we'll tell you what investigators say he did how he tried to apologize to the alleged victim. also a tailgate party five decades in the making. next see why last night's eagles win was frar the most exciting thin
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we have new details this morning about the investigation into the deadly new jersey transit crash in hoboken. experts are now looking at whether a modern barrier at the
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station could have reduced the damage. the last thing the train hit was a concrete and steel bumper installed more than 100 years ago. most bumpers today have shock absorbers. the september crash killed one person and injured 100 others. 4 minutes before 6:00. today marks the final deadline from the u.s. apostle service to get your holiday package to where it's going by christmas. the deadline applies to the priority mail express service. service guaranteed overnight delivery. other deadlines including standard and first class mail have already passed. so the eagles may not have a super bowl ring. >> now bath die-hard fan has a diamond engagement ring for his wildfire as they celebrate 50 years of wedded. charles and marie are from springfield, delaware county. they were tailgating when charles decided to pop the question all over again. captured the repeat proposal and nearly half a century. this was nearly half a century
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have the couple was first engaged. >> in front of all these witnesses, my wife and i have been together for over 50 years. we've been married for 49 plus. and right now tonight i would like to propose to you. >> charles did not have the diamond ring for marie the first time around. he didn't make the same mistake again. smart man. >> congratulations. that's awesome. >> coming up on "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a controversy involving ivanka trump and a passenger aboard a jetblue fright. just ahead we'll explain why that passenger was removed from the plane and how his confrontation may have been planned. plus an nbc 10 news responds. lesson learn. how a teen finds out sometimes a deal can be too good to be true and how you can stay safe while shopping online.
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right now on "nbc 10 news today" holiday rush. philadelphia international airport, here's a live look as thousands of travellers get ready to leave for the holidays. we're following breaking news out of montgomery county this morning. that's where one person is dead after flames tore through this apartment building in pottstown. giant killers under the primetime lights right here on nbc 10. the eagles play spoiler against their long time division rival. 6:00 a.m. this friday morning. 32 degrees outside. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today". i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm katy zachary. thanks for joining us. let's get to meteorologist bill henley. he has the neighborhood forecast. very important especially for this

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