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right now on nbc 10 news today, searching for a killer after a man is gunned down outside a philadelphia chinese restaurant. what police say caused the deadly confrontation. four children will be laid to rest today more than a month after they were killed in a fire and one day after officials released the findings of their investigation into the cause. the details just ahead in a live report. 64 degrees in philadelphia. we take a live look at the center city skyline. if you liked yesterday's weather, get ready for a repeat. we have another cool start this morning but a warmup is coming later on today. good morning, everybody. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm ted greenberg. it is 5:30 a.m. on this
saturday, august 16th. the weekend is here so let's get our first check of the forecast with meteorologist brittney shipp in the first alert weather center. good morning, brittney. >> good morning. humidity remains low. temperatures will climb closer to our average. yesterday we stayed in the 70s but here's a live look outside. we'll see mostly clear skies and we'll see mostly sunny conditions heading into the rest of today. a closer look at our current temperatures throughout our area. only 47 degrees in mt. pocono. a chilly start to the morning in wilmington at 59. 58 in atlantic city. as we head into the rest of today, temperatures will range between 82 and 85 degrees. our average for this time of year, 86. we are tracking a chance of showers back in your seven-day forecast. i'll let you know when coming up in just a bit. ted? >> thank you. coming up on 5:32. new from overnight, an argument
at a chinese takeout restaurant leaves a man dead. two men were arguing outside of the lucky garden near 55th and landsdown. the shooter ran away and the victim died at the hospital. an investigation is under way after a crash involving a police car and an suv in old city. nbc at fifth and market before 4:00 this morning. authorities suspect the driver of that suv was drunk when the crash happened. right now the septa officer is in stable condition. today a funeral will be held for four children who died in a fire in southwest philadelphia last night. they were trapped inside the house and killed. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in southwest philadelphia with more on the service today. matt? >> reporter: those four children come from two different families but those family members decided to hold one funeral service later this morning at the divine
mercy parish on chester avenue. this was what it looked like last night. family and friends held a small service for the 4-year-old twins and brothers. their photos were on display in the way that people here want to remember them. now, it was more than a month ago early on in the morning of july 5th. a fire started on the porch of a home on the 6500 block of gesner street that damaged 13 homes and five cars and those four children could not be saved. just within the past 24 hours, the philadelphia fire department offered an update on this fire. the big question on the minds of people in that neighborhood and these family members is what was the cause? how did this fire start? the fire commissioner says after consulting with the fire marshal that quite frankly they don't
know. the cause has been ruled as undetermined. the fire marshal's office and arson investigators say the damage was extensive and the cause is undetermined. at 9:00 this morning, the families will say good-bye. we'll stay on top of this. i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. over the next few days, a teen of fbi agents will be in ferguson, missouri, as part of a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed teen. it has been exactly one week since 18-year-old michael brown was shot and killed by a ferguson police officer. last night hundreds of people continued to protest in the streets including outside police headquarters. the officer identified yesterday as darren wilson says he shot brown after a struggle but witnesses counter those claims saying there was no physical
confrontation before the teen was shot in the street. now, on the same day ferguson police identified the officer who shot brown, they also released this surveillance video. authorities say it shows the teen stealing cigars from a liquor store a short time before he was shot. ferguson's police chief says wilson did not know brown was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting. brown's family called the release of this video character assassination. protests continue in ferguson. police departments around the country and here in our area are paying close attention. at the height of the protests, demonstrators set off firebombs and looted stores in the area. the police response has included tactics like tear gas and stun grenades. upper darby police superintendent tells nbc 10 that from what he's seen, the initial police action was warranted but he feels ferguson police should have scaled back their response when it came to protesters who would not disperse.
>> when police organizations restore order, they're wrong. when police organizations don't restore order, they're wrong. you walk the fine line of how are you successful? >> several local law enforcers have told us they worry about police departments that stockpile military hardware and then feel compelled to use it. people in philadelphia came together to remember a murdered woman whose body was found stuffed in a duffel bag and left on a sidewalk. a crowd of people walked in her memory last night. friends, family and community members marched from the art institute where she was a recent graduate to the art museum where they held a candlelight vigil for the 23 year old. >> she was just so wonderful and we want to have her life celebrated and have something good come out of this. >> the victim's body was found next to an abandoned home in kensington on july 14th.
she had been beaten and robbed. police say her neighbor killed her before stuffing her body into a duffel bag and leaving it for the trash. now to philadelphia's school budget crisis. despite an $81 million budget gap, classes will begin on time this year, september 8th. but the start of the new school year still comes at a cost. more cuts. they had to make several smaller cuts he hopes are just temporary. the $32 million in cuts means no buses for high school students who live two miles or less from school. also, schools will be cleaned less frequently. and school security vacancies will not be filled so the same number of school resource officers and more elementary schools will share officers. count on nbc 10 to follow the developments in philadelphia school budget crisis and how it will affect the next academic
year for the city's children. the president and vice president of st. joseph's university announced they are stepping down. the reverend will resign next june and the senior vice president will resign next year. they recently received no confidence votes from other groups. critics said the school would appear less selective. the plan fell through after protests from students and faculty. philadelphia's dragons are moving on. first inning, a huge three-run homer. and then davis steals the show.
throws a complete game shutout. eight strikeouts. she only gave up two hits. davis becomes the first female pitcher to win a game in little league world series history. the team takes on texas tomorrow night and you can count on nbc 10 to follow the quest for a world series title. happening today, volunteers will be out in philadelphia working to clean up the area as part of the summer of peace program that aims to teach kids about alternatives to violence. starting at 10:00 this morning, volunteers will work and event will include free food, basketball, games and music. texas governor rick perry has been indicted. how he's responding to it tthe charges. >> a woman remains in critical
5:42. the state treasurure is ending his re-election campaign. he announced the decision yesterday just days after his former deputy filed a police complaint charging him with harassment. flowers said he was committing the race because he was tired of defending himself from her attacks. >> i love the people of this state, but i recognize that my political views of wanting to better the lives of the people through bold ideas of change are not accepted here. >> flowers leaves delaware to move with his fiance to massachusetts. a grand jury indict the texas governor rick perry on two felony counts of abuse of power. perry is accused of breaking the law by promising to veto funds
meant for travis county district attorney. perry repeatedly asked her to resign after a drunk driving condition but refused. veto threat was meant to converse a resignation. perry vetoed $7.5 million meant for the office. the general counsel for governor perry disputed the charges and defending perry's actions. we'll continue to defend the governor and believe we'll ultimately prevail. new information about how an industrial cleaning solution ended up mixed in the sweet tea at a barbecue restaurant chain. a former employee of dickey's barbecue in south jordan, utah, said it was accidentally mixed into a bag of sugar a month ago. last weekend 67-year-old jan harding took a sip and immediately coughed it out thinking it was acid. she was rushed to the hospital
with severe burns to her mouth and throat and is currently not able to speak. police are waiting to see what happens with her condition before moving forward with any arrests or charges. a woman who was arrested in the 1991 murder of her 5-year-old son in new jersey will remain in jail for now. she was arrested in florida earlier this month more than two decades after the investigation began. a judge denied a motion to set bond or release her. she told authorities her son, timothy, disappeared at a carnival in middlesex county. the remains were found later. another court hearing is scheduled for september 4th. from our south jersey bureau, a former burlington high school band teacher is accused of having sex with a student. police charged christian reynolds on thursday. they say the 30 year old had a sexual relationship with a
female student while working at florence high school during the 2011-2012 school year. one of the incidents happened on a bus. this morning reynolds is free on bail. after learning this week that atlantic city's newest casino will close next months, now we're learning workers will be out of a job sooner than they thought. good morning, brittney. >> good morning. our temperatures are going to warm a little bit more today versus yesterday. plus, we're tracking the return of storms in your seven-day forecast. i'll let you know what to expect coming up.
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yesterday we stayed in the 70s. it felt more like fall. as we head into today, we'll push into the 80s once again but the low 80s. heading into sunday, we do track a chance of passing showers especially in the morning and then more storms in your seven-day forecast. for right now, 54 degrees in reading. temperatures in philadelphia, 64 degrees. 58 in atlantic city. and across the rest of our region we're at 47 degrees in mt. pocono. 51 in allentown. 51 in pottstown. a cool start to the morning in westchester at 54 degrees. 58 in millville and 69 degrees right now in stone harbor. a great day to head down the shore or really stay in the city. we're going to see really nice conditions once again today. great timing right over your weekend. your radar shows that we're seeing a few clouds moving into parts of the poconos and we're dealing with scattered showers in the southern part of our area here just passing to the south of long neck. a few showers there. for the rest of the area we have high pressure in control so you can see we're not dealing with
any type of storms anywhere near our area but as we head into tomorrow, we'll keep our eye on the great lakes area. we do have a closed area of low pressure that is going to swing a bit closer to us and that's where we'll get showers as we head into tomorrow morning. on and off showers expected throughout the day on sunday. we'll also see sunshine. it's not going to be a whole washout. we're just going to see a few showers as we head through the day on sunday. by monday, things clear right back up again. if you're going to head down to the shore or beaches, we'll see fantastic conditions. take a look on your saturday. 81 degrees. plenty of sunshine for the shore. water temperature nice and mild. on your sunday, we'll see temperatures at 84 degrees. a chance of an isolated thunderstorm and a few spotty showers. wind speeds out of the west at 10 miles an hour. temperatures are still going to be nice and warm and comfortable. as we head into monday, nice conditions. temperatures drop a bit. 79 degrees and nice. your seven-day forecast shows today really nice conditions. 84 degrees.
86 so back to average. more humid for us on sunday. we're also going see a chance of storms and if you look at monday, 83 degrees. dropping below average. nice for next week. we'll see more of an unsettled weather pattern as we head into your tuesday, thursday and friday. from our jersey shore bureau, atlantic city's bankrupt revel casino will close earlier than planned. earlier this week they said they would shutdown by september 10. revel announced it will close the hotel at 11:00 a.m. on september 1st and casino shuts its doors for good on september 2nd. revel could not find a qualified buyer after it filed for bankruptcy for a second time. about 3,100 people will lose their jobs. it's atlantic city's tallest building, which opened in 2012 at a cost of more than $2
billion. revel is one of four atlantic city casinos to close or announce their closing. the showboat will close its doors on august 31. trump plaza will close on september 16th and the atlantic club already shutdown in january. a recall to tell you about this morning. ford is recalling nearly 160,000 vehicles because of a wiring problem that could cause those vehicles to stall. the recall impacts 2013 and 2014 focus sts and escapes. it only affects models with the 2.0 liter engine. no accidents or injuries have been reported. time for a look at what moved the markets this past week in the world of business from cnbc's sue herrera. >> a volatile week on wall street. a new record was set on wall
street this week. one class a share of warren buffett's berkshire hathaway topped the highest stock price ever. and retail sales were flat in july. the worst monthly report since january and there were no snowstorms last month. macy's and walmart both lowered their sales outlook for the full year but jcpenney which is still losing money appears to be on the rebound predicting sales will rise. mixed news about jobs. advertising jobs openings in the month of june shot up to a 13-year high with 4.7 million open positions but first-time jobless claims unexpectedly spiked higher last week and this past week, cisco systems announced plans to layoff 6,000 workers. 8% of its workforce because of worries about weakening sales especially in emerging markets like china. soda sales on the decline so coca-cola is branching out
purchasing a stake in monster beverage and a new survey from fidelity finds half of u.s. workers would sacrifice higher paychecks right now for a bigger contribution to their 401(k) retirement savings. i'm sue herrera. get all your business news on cnbc. a thief takes aim at a local construction site. what the suspect did once he realized he was caught on camera.
five minutes before 6:00 on this saturday morning. 64 degrees in philadelphia as we take a live look at the horizon. the sun getting ready to rise. our camera here on top of the comcast center in center city. looking at another gorgeous day. temperatures in the mid 80s in the city. philadelphia police are hoping you recognize the man in this surveillance video.
he's accused of stealing $2,000 worth of construction equipment. the video shows the man climbing through the window of a home that was under construction on north 11th street in spring garden. the video is from tuesday afternoon. the property owner tells us he thinks the suspect left after the theft but then came back to destroy his surveillance systems. >> he's brazen. daytime. 4:30 p.m. people are still walking around. he was walking in and taking the material like it was his own material as a contractor. >> the property owner says even though his surveillance system appeared to be destroyed, he was able to pull the video off the hard drive. >> we'll continue in just a moment with a full hour of news. the four children killed in a fire last month will be remembered today. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on that. matt? >> reporter: as family members prepare to lay those children to rest, they still have some
right now on "nbc 10 news today," a day to remember four children whose lives were cut short when they were killed in a fire last month. more on the services and the investigation into the cause of that blaze coming up in a live report. new video this morning of protesters and police clashing in missouri. the tension and demonstrations continue one week after an unarmed teen was shot and killed by police. taking a live look at the center city skyline from our camera at the adventure aquarium in camden. another amazing day. if you have a chance to get out and enjoy the weather, definitely do that. good morning, everybody. welcome to tod"nbc 10 news toda" i'm ted greenberg. just about 6:00 a.m. on this saturday, august 16th. let's get a check of our saturday forecast with brittney shipp in the weather center.
the kind of weather where you want to stay outside and not go in the house. >> you need to make your plans right now because we'll see such nice conditions and the great thing is you can be anywhere in our area and you'll find comfortable conditions. down the shore, in the city, the poconos. some temperatures in the poconos at 48 degrees. only 52 in allentown. 48 in quakertown. 55 in washington township. if you're waking up with us in wilmington, 59 degrees. down the shore staying mild with ocean water keeping us nice and warm. 68 in atlantic city. 68 degrees in beach haven. for the rest of your morning heading into early afternoon, expect temperatures at 68 degrees in the city by 9:00 a.m. by 1:00 p.m., 83 our high today. we'll push back into the mid 80s which is below our average.