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right now on nbc 10 news today, smokey house fire. people forced outside after fire burns a three-story apartment building in north philadelphia. concern is growing for this south jersey woman and her great granddaughter. the pair was headed to north carolina last week for the holiday and never made it to their destination. happening today, the temple owls take the field in a 2016 military would and a victory would mean a record-breaking season for the team. 5:30. good morning. i'm tracy davidson.
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>> and i'm katy zachry. let's get to crystkrystal klei our neighborhood weather. >> temperatures are great outside. we're going to be looking at changes as we go through your morning hours here. in fact you can already see they're coming from the west. those showers are going to start picking up, looks like about 7:00 a.m. is when they should move into our area. light rain starting out a little before that. you see some moves into chester county right now. and what we're looking at with the rain is warm air that's in place. temperatures are higher than typical for this time of the year and this point in the morning. we're at 56 degrees in philadelphia, 55 in wilmington. atlantic city sits at 58 degrees and millville at 54. if we move farther north we're going to say areas like mount pocono at 43 degrees. huge difference from the low 20s we were seeing yesterday. here are the current wind speeds on top of the rain moving in,
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the warmer temperatures, we're breezy to windy. notice the winds are coming in from the southwest. that direction is going to shift, more of a direct west push once the front passes. but ahead of it we deal with the windier conditions. 18 miles an hour in philadelphia and 16 for atlantic city. so we've got the winds, the rain and the warmer air. big changes by the time we move into wednesday. we'll talk details coming up. starting on route 309 this morning, no approximate or delays. there's a crash out in west pots grove on manta ton any street. checking in with 95 we look great, 95 in the philadelphia area and 95 through delaware. that 11-minute trip from 295 to 495. back to you guys.
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right now a 5-year-old girl from new jersey is missing. she and her 71-year-old great grandmother have not been seen for days. >> the pair was headed to north carolina for christmas but they never made it there. nbc 10's matt delucia is tracking developments from the digital operati operations cent >> there are three states involved in the search and the family members are baffle as to what happened. here are the photos of 71-year-old barbara briely and 5-year-old la'myra. they left on christmas eve on way to visit family in north carolina. you see the map there. relatives tell us they lost spoke to them at a gas station about halfway. but they haven't heard from them since and they doesn't show up. we spoke with the woman's grandson and he said that family members drove south in search of their loved ones. >> people are on facebook, pim
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calling my mom, see if they got anything. >> police in three states are looking for the car that the two were in, a 2014 silver toyota rav 4, new jersey tag c 80-els. a gas station employee told a tv station in north carolina that barbara briely drove in saying he was lost and needed directions and that she didn't know how to work the maps on her phone. that's one lead there. but we're going to be working throughout the day for updates as this family and police continue their search for these two. live in the digital operations center, matt delucia. in south philadelphia, police and neighbors are looking for answers after the murder of an elderly store owner. the victim was 81 years old, marie buck. gunned down on christmas eve. a man in dark clothing shot buck a dozen times inside the grocery store on south 6th street that she's owned for decades. police continue to search for the gunman.
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buck's daughter said the murder is beyond explanation. >> she was murdered. she was murdered. and i saw my mother when i went in there and i just couldn't believe somebody would do that to her. >> a memorial is now growing outside the store. buck's family said he was planning to retire next movant. tonight wu eel have a chance to help a philadelphia grandmother and her kids who lost their home in a fire. this is the destroyed home. the red cross took in sheila johnson and her three grandchildren following the fire earlier this month but now the help is coming to an end and johnson told us they have nowhere to go. >> this is everything we have. it's gone. it's really traumatic. >> a fundraiser for the family is scheduled tonight from 5:00 until 9:00. it's 5:35 right now, 56 degrees outside. this morning in burlington county one man is accused of trying to lure teenagers to his
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car. florence township police say he approached a group of boys who were walking on broad street on christmas day. hi alledgedly tried to get them to perform sexual acts on phim. a professor at drexel university is drawing criticism for a controversial tweet. school officials met with him after he tweeted all i want for christmas is white genocide. the professor told us the term was a an imaginary concept which was mocking. this is a top ten trending topic in the u.s. we talked to a drexel student and a nearby merchant and got reaction. >> i think that he should have been more careful with his words. i believe that free speech is okay in this day and age but i feel like a lot of people may get offended by that. >> look, anytime you use the word genocide you have to be extremely careful what you're doing. that as serious as it gets. >> in his bio the professor
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describes race anraci racand ra his specialties. the university said that the professor's comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing and do not reflect the values of the university. happening today, the temple owls will be in the national sports spotlight. >> the team will battle wake forest this maryland in this afternoon's bowl. we're live on the campus where the students are looking forward to today's matchup. >> reporter: good morning. i should mention it's not just students who are looking forward to this game. so are our military veterans. temple and wake forest are giving away free tickets for veterans and their families. their opponents, wake forest won six games and lost six. the owls have won ten games this season.
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they're hoping to become the first temple team to win 11 games. we talked to students about the mood around campus. >> i feel it's really good for the school, bringing positive to the school. i'm friends with a lot of the guys on the football team. it's good to see them be successful. >> reporter: and kickoff for today's game is at 3:30. reporting live, pamela osbourne, nbc 10 news. >> we'll bring you live coverage from annapolis this afternoon. lauren will be at the mail tear bowl for all of the excitement. and now let's take a lock at the forecast for today. we're tracking some changing conditions out there. we're starting with a look at camelback mountain because overnight we had some foggy conditions. now most of the fog is gone but you can see it's hanging over the poconos this morning. no snow or rain to track but you do see a good base of snow
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that's sitting right now over the camelback camera area. you're going to be driving north, that's the spot that you'll run into trouble. everywhere else looks good. ten is the max you'll see on the visibility map meaning we're clear out there as we go through the morning hours. but we're not clear as you go up into the sky. we've got clouds building in and rain heading our direction. the clouds are indicated be i the white, that's the satellite look. light rain picking up, the more bulk of the rain sits to the west of us. it's heading our direction. the line of rain is going to keep tracking or way as we go later into the morning and especially as we go through that morning commute. that's when we're talking showers passing and then it starts to move out. here's a look at the forecast today. temperatures are unseasonably warm. 62, the forecast high in philadelphia. already at 56 degrees right now in center city. somerton at 59 degrees and in
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the suburbs, upper 50s as well. and those mid 50s for the lehigh valley. yesterday we were struggling with breaking the freezing mark. then we look at parts of new jersey, 58 in trenton. we could see pockets of heavier rain possible. not looking like a steady downpour but some pockets this morning. cape may at 62 for the high and 63 for smyrna. we're looking at showers the first half of your day, windy as well, then we start to clear out and cool down big time. as we go from the last few days where we saw temperatures warmer than average in the 50s, today up in the 60s, look at wednesday, 42 degrees only for the forecast temperature which is right back to average but will feel much cooler. 20 minutes before 6:00 let's get you out the door with a check of i-95. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is standing
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by. a lot more cars we're seeing right now. >> definitely starting to pick up within the middle of the week. 95 and gentleman regard avenue is where we're watching now. the southbound side, that's the traffic right here. there might be something going on. i can't see anything in our cameras yet but maybe a disabled vehicle or something that's popping up. but either way, if you look at the drive times here, southbound from wood haven road, that's a 13-minute trip. speeds into the 60s there as well. you can see the traffic is moving. we'll check back in with that in a little bit. there's a crash out in west pots grove. the water main break that happen last week, the water main break is under control but there's some lane restrictions for repair. we'll end on 422 right here in eastbound trip from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, just eight minutes right now average
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speeds into the 60s. this morning, new details about a real life survival story. this community college professor spent 30 hours hike in the freezing snow for help. next hear how who family made it out alive. also, making 10,000 personal connections. meet the philadelphia man who says it's possible and he's using the power of social media to reach out and connect with total strangers. our blogs are buzzing about the designer smile...
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it's 5:45. now to an amazing story of survival. a community college profes sore is recovering in a hospital out west. she survived 30 hours of freezing cold after her family's car got stuck in a ditch. the rescue crews found her and then found her husband and 10-year-old son near the utah/arizona border. the family lives in north hampton county. luckily klein had wilderness survival training so it was decided that she would leave her husband and son in the car and
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go find help. it was snowy, windy and frigid. her cell phone lost service and died. klein walked 30 miles before finding a ranger station and help for them all. >> kept thinking of my 10-year-old and thinking i have to help. i didn't want to fall asleep because i knew if i fell asleep, you hear stories that you would freeze to death. i don't think we're going to be doing too much traveling. maybe we'll pick a beach destination next time. >> she has not lost her sense of hum humor. she's being treated for severe frostbite and the hospital is monitoring her recovery this morning. weeks after a native american group won a victory over a pipeline in north dakota, another pipeline battle should be shaping up in new york and new jersey. the pilgrim pipeline would run to lyndon. the pipeline is going through a reservation which is what the tribe is protesting.
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they've put up protest signs and tepees and now they want others to join their fight. >> the community needs to stop looking at the ra ma poes and stabbed with us. if it goes, it doesn't matter what your home costs. you can't drink oil. >> town officials say they need permits for the campground and their tepees but the town agrees that the pipeline's current path is unacceptable. some members of san francisco's jewish community are calling the threeft of an outdo maninora is hate crime. this was stolen on sunday. the orthodox you group put up the candne canada lab ra earlie month. >> it was devastating.
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in the face of this evil and who ever is trying to take the light away, we need to add light. >> the police are asking metal recyclers to be on the lookout for anyone trying to sell large pieces of brass. how long would it take for you to meet 10,000 people? bob lawless wants to spend an hour with you to hear your story. >> i was involved in a lot of clubs and activities there so i knew a lot of people and i missed that community of being able to walk down the street, hey how is your day going, what's up. so that was something i wanted to recreate when i moved into philadelphia. >> he's reaching out to people asking them to spend an hour, no agenda. he doesn't want anything. he documents his meetings on instagram now up to 613. he came to nbc 10 to meet me. i was number 548 and i asked him about the end goal of the project.
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>> i approached the project from anrospect. there is no end goal because i don't know what will come of it. >> i kept pressing him, i said do you hope this will lead to a new job? >> he hopes that this help him not need a job, hoping the project will turn into a job. the weather is not bad out. >> it's incredibly warm but you're cracking showers. >> if we could hold the temperatures and not have to worry about the rain, it would be perfect. shower activity is moving in already. here's a look at the radar and satellite. this is the wide view because we have the bulk of the rain sitting to our west. this is what we were warning about yesterday. now we're trying to track a few spot showers moving into the region. right into chester country we have light rain starting to move in. the deeper green is a good indicator this is actually making it to the ground. temperatures are in the 50s so
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no worry about ice or snow. this is rain moving in. if we pull this out, most of us are still dry but we've got the clouds and now the rain is getting much closer. as it starts to creep into harrisburg, that's when we know we're next. this is going to move in around 6:30, 7:00 a.m., more rain moving by starting west and spreading east. here's a look at the hour by hour forecast. we're starting here, the model already is going a little too strong. that's a head's up. i think this is running an hour faster than it should. but it does a nice job of showing the scattered nature of the showers with pockets of heavier rain possible. about an hour ahead of schedule. this is more of like a 9:30 look. the morning commute will be a wet one if you drive 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and then the showers move out through the afternoon. actually takes the clouds with it and starts to pull in cooler air. temperatures will make their way
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to the low 60s. but that's going to be very early afternoon. around 1:00. then the temperatures start to slip. we continue through clearing conditions overnight into wednesday. wednesday is mostly clear but we've jumped ahead to your thursday forecast because that's when we bring in the potential for snow. there's the rain, philadelphia, the suburbs, through new jersey and delaware. parts of burkes county, maybe the northernmost enls of the suburbs seeing a rain/snow mix. starts to move out on thursday evening and we'll looking at the potential for a drier weekend but also a cooler one. we'll talk more about that for knew year's eve coming up. ten minutes before 6:00 a.m. this is the time when things start to get busy on the roads. probably a lot of people getting back to work. jessica boyington has that. >> checking in with 95 we just saw on our cameras on 95 about ten minutes ago they were
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zooming in and out of a particular area. there was a disabled vehicle in place on the southbound side. looks like they have a penn d.o.t. crew there. it is over into the right-hand shoulder. no major delays because of that yet. it's early for that. but either way, 13 minutes southbound to the vineway expressway. there's also a crash out in limerick on lewis road and benner. the 42 looks great. no problems right now. happening today an alert from our first alert traffic team, penn d.o.t. will resume work so that means lane closures. the right lane will be closed between lancaster and 4th. the plonlt is not experoject is
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be finished until november. to the victor go the spoils but not to one man. instead this man is choosing to pay it forward. up next, hear what we won and why he's decided to give his winnings away. instead this man is choosing to
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a few minutes before 6:00 a.m. today marks the second day of kwanza. it's also a special year that marks the 50th anniversary of the holiday. we spoke with myisha sullivan. each of the seven days of kwanza is dedicated to a search principle beginning with unity. sullivan says it brings millions 0 people together each other. >> people are disbursed around the planet. it has united us. it has united us across land, across water and it's one of the only holidays we have that does that. >> kwanza continues through january 1st. a north aspen county cancer patient is paying it forward. he won a holiday contest gave away, free pizzas for a year.
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he was diagnosed with colon cancer in july. getting by with the support of family and friends. he entered a local pizza give away. he found out that he won but when he did, he knew he wanted to do something good with it. so he decided to donate the two pizzas per month to a local food bank >> everybody was so grateful and paying it forward to me, i felt this was an opportunity to pay it forward to other people that are down on their luck or doing through hard times. >> as for josh's health, he expects to make a complete recovery. he's completed seven of his 12 chemo treatments. police and family members are searching for a 5-year-old girl and her great grandmother. >> we'll explain how a holiday trip led to a mystery down south. making her mark, we held tell you how an olympic star is adding to her honors.
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you're watching nbc 10 news today. three minutes before 6:00. 63 degrees outside.
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. search for answers. right now police's family members are trying to find a 5-year-old girl and her great grandmother. they left atlantic county for a holiday get together down south but haven't been seen in days. mass panic, a scare at a mall in northern new jersey caused hundreds of people to run for safety. in other parts of the country too, fights broke out at several malls. going bowling, temple takes on wake forest in the 2016 military bowl. 6:00 a.m. this tuesday morning. this nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm katy zachary. let's get to krystal klei. she has the neighborhood forecast. >> huge difference from

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