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the 50s. 56 in philadelphia. middle 50s for new jersey. maybe just a little bit warmer at the shore. so some pretty nice weather all around. but i am tracking a chance for some showers for this evening. i'll take a look at when you can expect those as i break these forecasts down hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. but first jessica boyington has your fis alert traffic. >> we're starting out in the lehigh valley on 78 and lehigh street. everything is moving along nicely. a good amount of volume. but watching some construction on delaware on 495's northbound side. we're watching that to philadelphia pike, to some lanes blocked there and typically until about 7:00 so that's what happened yesterday too. septa pretty much running on time. am track doing well. 3810 coming out of hamilton is running about 15 minutes late for now. accusations adding up. this morning there are new
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claims of sexual misconduct against fired "today" show host matt lauer. nbc 10 news today is bringing you complete coverage from rockefeller center. >> we're joined live this morning. some of those allegations dating back to 2014. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. in fact, nbc says throughout 2014 matt lauer acted inappropriately and the allegations were simply too serious to ignore. now, the network's once most visible personality now bogged down in the sex scandal that led to his termination and his team seemingly blind sided by the firing. word came down early yesterday that matt lauer had been fired from nbc, no longer the face of the "today" show as he had been for more than 20 years. after a current employee came forward monday night with a complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior. according to the new york times lauer once summoned a coworker to his office and had sex with
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her and then there's a report from variety magazine claiming lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy with an explicit note. on another occasion the magazine says the former anchor exposed himself to a female coworker then reprimanded her for not engaging in a sex act. the allegations are both very surprising and devastating for millions of people around the country who watched and admired lauer and for the people who sat next to him every morning. >> it's hard to reconcile what we are hearing with the man who we know. >> from my perspective, it could go either way. i just need more evidence, more information. >> reporter: and back here live this morning with a look inside the "today" show as they are preparing for this morning's broadcast later this morning at 7:00, but certainly a big loss for the team here at nbc and the "today" show with matt lauer's firing yesterday.
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now, nbc has not been able to independently confirm the reporting of the new york times and variety magazine and we also know that nbc has reached out to matt lauer on several occasions but he has not replied. we're live this morning in midtown manhattan, nbc 10 news. well, this is it. i'm going back to news full time and you're moving on, but we had lots of good moments. >> we did have good moments. >> long before matt lauer was a household name he hosted a talk show here at wcau live on city line aired in 1987 and '88. he was 29 years old when he hosted the show. lauer left philadelphia for his hometown of new york city and then the today t"today" show. his firing are turning heads across our region. people talked about him being the latest big name to be brought down recently by a wide range of allegations involving sexual misconduct.
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>> with all the social media and all the access to, you know, what we have available right now, you can't -- you can't get away with the stuff that you used to be able to get away with. >> you have to kind of you know, respect each other. not come in here and say hey, i got -- yeah, i got power, i can do whatever i want to. that's not right. >> another woman at the salon told us she was sorry for the woman in the lauer case and for lauer's family. our coverage of the termination continues on the nbc 10 app. you can read how celebrities are reacting to his firing and the allegations against him. 5:34 right now. a 66-year-old woman is recovering from burns this morning after a fire at her home in philadelphia. firefighters had to rescue the woman from the home. this happened around 6:15 last night. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. and family members in philadelphia's may fair community are remembering a murder victim. about 100 people gathered for a vigil in honor of kevin cullen last night. that's where police found cullen
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unconscious sunday evening. authorities say a group of teens robbed and beat him. cullen died the next day. >> kevin was a gentle soul. he was a harmless individual. he had his demons, his drinking, you know, amplified it but there was not a mean bone in his body. >> investigators questioned two teens but there have been no arrests. we now know the name of a man behind the murder of a woman stabbed and burned in an alley. cole herring confessed to the murder. he confessed to his parents who took him to the police on tuesday. he met the woman on facebook and they were meeting in person for the first time. he allegedly stabbed her in his apartment and then lit her on fire. in chester county, a man who sucker punched and mocked someone with cerebral palsy will
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spend several years in prison. he was sentenced to 3 to 6 years for attacking the man outside a westchester convenience store. the u.s. senate -- go ahead. >> the u.s. senate is on track to vote today on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. the senate voted wednesday to start debate on the gop bill. some republicans waivering, there's no guarantee it will pass. president trump returned to the white house after delivering a speech in missouri aimed at boosting support for the plan. >> the senate must pass those tax cuts. bring main street roaring back and that's what's going to happen. >> this process has been in fact a mockery of democracy. it is a classic bait and switch. >> senate republicans hope to pass their tax bill by the end of the week. if passed this would be
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president trump's first major legislative victory. >> students staged walkouts and protests against a republican plan they complain that 12 million americans would no longer be allowed to deduct student loan interest in their taxes. also graduate students would no longer be exempt from paying taxes on tuition waivers. meanwhile, new this morning a congressman facing sexual harassment allegations is promising to fight back against the claims. four women have accused john conyers of sexual discrimination, inappropriate touching and lewd behavior. his attorney released a new statement saying the democratic lawmaker is innocent, and has no plans to resign. yesterday fellow democratic congresswoman kathleen rice became the third lawmaker to ask him to step down and this morning one of conyers' accusers will speak exclusively with the "today" show. you can catch that at 6:00 a.m. a big boost is coming to delaware's economy. the 76 ers and the city of
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wilmington are teaming up to build a new youth sports center on the east side of the christina river. the project includes three indoor basketball courts, two indoor turf fields and athletic training facilities. it will also be home to the 87 ers, that's the sixers developmental team. >> and you could own a piece of history from the pope's visit to philadelphia back in 2016. they're auctioning off the fiat that he used that day. proceeds will benefit the catholic charities appeal. the first fiat sold for $87,000. camp out for hunger will get a special delivery. the porsche club hauled in nearly 20,000 pounds of food last year and they hope to beat that record today. and bill and jessica visited
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the camp out for hunger yesterday. they played a game with the crew in exchange for a donation from campbell's. they got 500 cans of soup donated to the food drive. >> good drive, guys. >> last year, they put us on one of those drop rides. they scrambled employees' names at nbc and we had to guess what they were. you're distracted and there's pressure. >> and it's always so fun, but it's very -- >> very fun, but we raised 500 cans. >> that's awesome. >> and congratulations. 20 years of doing this. >> it's such a big event. >> it started off small. they just wanted to raise 2,000 pounds that first year and they went way past that. now they're raising millions of pounds of food. >> yeah. all right, sir. let's talk to jessica about the ride to work. >> by the way, there's one more
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full day of that event and tomorrow as well. so before you head out the door maybe you can stop by the store and get yourself a little donation and get on the roads. we'll start on the boulevard and our cameras around 17th street. the traffic moving away is the southbound side. that's what's moving up toward the schuylkill expressway. no major delays but everything is still moving and starting to pack in just a little bit. also checking in with mass transit. everything is pretty much on schedule. patco and am track are on time but 15 minute delays for the new jersey transit's northeast corridor train 3810. that's coming out of hamilton. and magnolia, we're watching construction on white horse pike. looks like some of these are gone, but this will be there until about 6:00 a.m. right now we'll get a check on today's forecast. it is a chilly start. i'm bill henley. 38 degrees right now in philadelphia. a few clouds are moving through
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right now, but sunshine is going to be back. later this morning the clouds will clear out and this afternoon, we're on track for 50s today. the suburbs, 36 degrees right now. we'll be in the 30s through the 8:00 hour and then near 50 degrees at lunchtime with more sunshine this afternoon than this morning and it will be dry in the lehigh valley, but you will see some clouds move through this morning. fewer clouds in the lehigh valley which is part of why it's colder this morning. by this afternoon, low 50s with a little bit of a breeze out of the south. the winds should stay light though this afternoon. new jersey you'll see sunshine too after clouds this morning. it's 35 right now with mostly cloudy skies. and we'll still be looking at mostly cloudy skies at 10:00, but by lunchtime, 2:00, 4:00, sunshine and into the 50s. pretty good warmup at the shore. there's some colder neighborhoods at the shore. 36 degrees. this morning in the 40s and then 50s top out in the middle 50s this afternoon. and a nice warmup too for delaware. 38 degrees right now.
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46 degrees by 10:00. dry during the day today. but there is a chance we'll see some showers coming through this evening. hour by hour forecast shows those clouds with us right now will be out of the picture by the noontime hour, but late this afternoon and this evening the clouds will start moving in from the west and the first showers arrive during the evening hours. these are light rain showers. the temperatures will be in the 40s. so there's going to be too warm for anything other than rain for us. those light showers swing through philadelphia later in the evening and by first thing tomorrow morning, we're nice and clear and we'll be a little bit chillier for tomorrow and that may be trend that continues into the weekend too. but next week, we'll see another warmup. get that with the 10-day on 10 when i'm back in 10. refusing to give up on a ring. a woman's push to find the owner of this wedding band. >> reporter: and it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas
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inside the historic homes of fair mount park. we'll take you inside strawberry mansion when we come back. i was wondering if an electric toothbrush really cleans better
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than a manual. and my hygienist says it does but they're not all the same. who knew? i had no idea. so she said, look for one that's shaped like a dental tool with a round brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head surrounds each tooth to gently remove more plaque. and unlike sonicare, oral-b is the only electric toothbrush brand accepted by the american dental association for its effectiveness and safety. my mouth feels so clean. i'll only use an oral-b. oral-b. brush like a pro. but the living room's pretty blank. we did a lot of research online. we just need to have a designer put it all together. mmm hmm. this is great! so, it's really nice when clients come in and have...
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done some of their own research. and then, i make it happen. what do you think about these chairs and that table? working with a bassett designer was really easy. us being young professionals, we're so busy... there's no way we could've designed it ourselves. no. just kind of ties in very well. we love it!
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a quarter to 6:00 and a very fe philly christmas kicks off this weekend. >> nbc 10's pamela osborn is live at one of the houses. how are crews setting up? >> reporter: well, i can take a look for yourself. it's absolutely gorgeous. you can see every table top has its own unique piece of decoration. these chairs belonged to george washington, so a little bit of history in here as well. there are so many christmas
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trees with lights. you can see the mantle is decorated. there's a little bit of a fire going here and some mock presents underneath the christmas tree. as you said, it's all part of a very philly christmas. there are a total of five mansions that have been decorated for the holidays. philadelphia's garden club are responsible for the beautiful decorations that you see inside. you can go back in time a little bit. some of the furniture you'll see is original to the home. it was the home of judge william lewis and if you stop in you'll see plenty of other treasures from the 18th and 19th centuries. >> this house is built around the first part -- the part that we're standing in now was built in the 17 hundreds and there were large additions put on in the early 1800s. certainly as you can see it's one of the most spectacular. this time of year the houses really look their best so we'd love for everyone to come out
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and enjoy them. >> reporter: if you want to check out the houses of fair mount park you have through the end of the year, so plenty of time. they open up at 10:00 a.m. tickets are $8 at the door or you can get them online at holidays in the park.com. you can find out more about their weekends events, their special events as well. if you like music that event is for you and then on sunday, it's family day at lemon hill mansion and you'll want to bring the kids there as well, because i hear that santa is going to be there. reporting live in the strawberry mansion, nbc 10 news. >> what? new york city got into the holiday spirit with the annual lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree last night. >> 3, 2, 1. >> it is always spectacular. you saw it live here on nbc 10. new york's mayor hit the switch alongside the "today" show
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savannah guthrie, al roker. and now here's a live look at the rockefeller center tree. that looks beautiful this morning. and the holiday spotlight moves to washington tonight for the national christmas tree lighting there. this is video from last year's event. president trump and first lady melania trump will participate in the tree lighting. performers include the beach boys and wynona. >> and we're just days away from the holiday tree lighting. here's a live look at the blue cross river rink. >> this is huge. >> forget new york and d.c. >> this is the biggest ice skating rink too. this tree gets lit up for the first time tomorrow mighnight. we couldn't remember who flipped the switch to turn on the lights last year. here's the video. it turned out it was santa who pulled the switch. you can see how beautiful the
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tree looks with all those thousands of lights. >> we will all be there. bill and jessica will be there. santa will be there. you can come join us for the festivities, bring the kids. if you can't make it you can watch it live right here on nbc 10 at 7:00 tomorrow night. >> santa chose philadelphia over new york and washington to be with us for a tree lighting. that says a lot about our city. he's a busy guy this time of year too. >> we have clout. >> so i heard. >> i'm excited. >> the weather is going to cooperate too. >> as it did last year. >> absolutely. probably won't be quite as chilly so maybe he doesn't need his heaviest santa coat, but we've got a chill this morning. the temperatures dropping philadelphia in the 30s this morning as is most of the area, but a few spots are below freezing this morning. there are some clouds overhead but they will clear out and we'll get some sunshine during the day. 38 in the city. 36 in south jersey. actually above freezing in delaware, but look at the lehigh valley and the suburbs below
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freezing in many neighborhoods, but there are some spots above freezing. right at the freezing mark for unionville and down to 31 right now in north wales there's a bit of a breeze blowing. it's a 9-mile-per-hour breeze in trenton. 7 miles an hour in wilmington. 30 degrees. nice sunshine. we'll warm things up. the clouds that will move through this morning come through dry. not expecting any wet weather during the day and with sunshine it's 54 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon and staying in the middle 50s and staying there at 4:00. it's not going to be a rapid cooldown and it's going to stay in the 40s overnight tonight. that's great because with wet weather you want it to stay nicely above freezing and it will. those are the clouds that will move out during the day. these are the showers that i
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expect to come through this evening. a ways to go so we're not going to see any rain during the day, but at 8:00 this evening, hour by hour forecast shows the light rain just starting to move into burks county. it swings through philadelphia at 11:00 and then out of here and once it's out of here, we move into an extended dry period that's going to last right on through the weekend. 56 degrees this afternoon. those evening showers will come through. they'll be light. by tomorrow we've got sunshine, breezy and a little bit cooler. 53 degrees after a morning low of 43. saturday, sunshine, a cold start. 33. we'll peek at 51 in the afternoon and it looks like we'll get more sunshine and a little bit warmer conditions for sunday that continues on monday. but wet wealther later on tuesday before it moves in, look at that temperature. 60 degrees tuesday afternoon. don't get used to it. 51 degrees on wednesday. look what happens thursday, friday and saturday. by friday and saturday the high temperatures will be in the low 40s. so stand by to bundle up.
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>> well, we will be into december by then so that's all right. 8 minutes before 6:00. let's get you to work with a check of 95. jessi jessica, what are you seeing? >> we're not in the 6:00 mark yet. so not tons of volume but more of it heading southbound right now. wood haven to the vine street expressware, that's a 12 minute trip. heading down to 95 is good. the schuylkill expressway following early morning construction, all clear and still good to go. from the blue route to the vine and speeds into the 60s and i'll end here with mass transit. 16 minute delays for septa 501 and 3810, but am track and patco are good. back to you. still ahead, the crucial new evidence in the hit and run investigation that police hope will lead them to the driver who killed a teenage girl.
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and one woman refuses to giver up hope after finding a family hair lo family heirloom. and daycare denies a family's application but they never return their deposit. michael: i'm thankful that
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i'm alive and have a second chance. james: i'm thankful for the help and the opportunity that i received. darlene: i'm thankful to be able to help people in crisis. vanessa: i'm thankful that addiction is treatable, and that help is available. christie: new jersey is experiencing a heroin epidemic fueled by opioid painkillers. but if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, i want you to know:
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we are here for you. this holiday season, choose help. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov.
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now let's take you state by state and county by county. >> in bucks county police say new video and crucial evidence is leading them closer to figuring out who was behind the wheel in a deadly hit and run. a 19-year-old died monday night. her boyfriend was hurt and is recovering. police say they have video showing the moments before and afterthe crash. they also say they're receiving tips from the public, but they're still searching for the driver. in atlantic county, mar gate is hoping to avoid another debacle. work will begin in january on a $7 million permanent drainage system and is expected to take a year to complete. mar gate's mayor has told the army corps that it doesn't want the work done in the summer
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months as it was last year. but so far the army corps hasn't decided if the work will stop for the summer. last summer huge ponds formed on the beach after heavy rain causing beach closures and other problems. and check this out. it ooes the world's tallest underwater christmas tree and it will be lit for the first time today. i think the sharks keep people from the presents. workers at the adventure aquarium installed the 18-footer yesterday. scuba santa and his elves were there to put the topper on the tree. it weighs nearly 2,000 pounds and decorated with more than 1,500 led lights. a wedding band found after the shopping rush is now in the hands of police. the band was found outside of a lowe's on saturday. she posted it on her facebook page to try to find the owner. the her post was shared more than 2,000 times but so far, no luck. she believes the ring could be a family heirloom. after all, whoever it belongs to
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got married 55 years ago according to the inscription. >> i want to find them and i want to see their face when i give it back to them and i also want to say, congratulations for being married for so long. >> i think she really wants to be there and say, this was important. i wanted to make sure you got this back. >> if they got married 55 years ago chances are unlikely they're on social media, but hopefully someone they're connected to are. >> that's right. eagles could clinch a playoff spot tonight without ever taking the field as carson wentz shoots to the top of an elite list. and the cycling community comes together to mourn one of their own. and hope for jose, a pit bull found abused and broken begins a new path today thanks to local animal lovers. coming up on 6:00 a.m. this
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thursday morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> 38 degrees which is a cool start, but i think it's going to warm up a little bit later today. all throughout the area. let's get to bill henley with the most accurate forecast for your neighborhood. >> we have some clouds around this morning so that's going to limit the warmup first thing once the sun is up in about an hour's time. the clouds holding 37 degrees for philadelphia. but fewer clouds in the suburbs so it's colder this morning. 31 degrees to start with. look at the lehigh valley at 29 degrees. upper 30s right now in new jersey and for delaware. sunshine will break through the clouds and we will see the temperatures into the 40s. in fact, close to 50 degrees at 10:00. 50 is the normal high temperature in philadelphia this time of year, but look at this. we're headed to 56 degrees this afternoon and a nice warmup for each part of our area. in fact, a little bit warmer at the jersey shore. i'll break it down hour by hour, show you what you can expect for the rest of the day. first jessica

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