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j.'s condition. we have crews at headquarters as well. we'll let you know at 5:00 the latest from this scene right here. we'll let you know if there are arrests made in this case. count on nbc 10 news to stay on top of this story. live in claymont, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> that nbc 10 first alert weather technology tracking rain showers headed our way. let's get the timing on the rain. >> nbc 10 first alert cheat meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. when can weç expect to see tha weather. >> the clouds are starting to increase after that beautiful sunshine during the day. but the live radar really not showing us much until we get west of lancaster, starting to see the showers build up, even some thunderstorms in central pennsylvania. and then is slowly moving in our direction. we're talking about the evening hours, at 5:00, nothing going on. look what happens as we go into
8:00 ws 9:00, 10:00. at least some showers scattered around the area, nothing huge, nothing severe. but we do have that shower threat and potentially a couple more showers during the day tomorrow. the temperature's well above average. we got up to 79. so far in philadelphia we're in the 70s across much of the area and through this evening, 6:00, i think we'll still be dry. but by 8:00 and 10:00, some showers in the vicinity but there's a whole lot more coming over the weekend. i'll have the timing on that with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> and count on the first alert weather team as we keep an eye on this rain, meteorologist sheena parveen will bring you her updated forecast tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. now to developing news out of kentucky. police are looking for whoever shot a student inside a louisville high school today, prompting an evacuation. the student was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries but it's unclear if the shooter was
a student or not. in this video you can see fern creek students walking out of the building with their hands on their heads. and another shooting happened at a school in north carolina before classes started this morning. a school resource officer stopped the shooter and police recovered a handgun. officials say the student was shot in the leg but have not released his condition. there are two more concerned cases of enterovirus d68 in new jersey. the centers for disease control and prevention released test results. the new cases are pediatric patients from essex and passaic counties. both were in the hospital and are now recovering at home. according to the cdc, 443 cases of ev-d68 have been confirmed in the u.s., including in pennsylvania and delaware. an off-duty officer shot a
suspect in burlington county. authorities say it happened after basil warren got him from his shift around 3:00. he went inside, when he came back out, the officer said he found 26-year-old tashawn fitzpatrick in his truck. it all unfolded outside warren's home on stevenson avenue in edge water park, much to the surprise of neighbors. >> saw the flashing lights and just curious about what was happening, looked out the window. it's just not safe anywhere anymore. it's a nice, quiet neighborhood. nothing really happens here much. >> the suspect was able to drive the truck down the street a short distance. when police arrived they fond officer warren administering first aid. fitzpatrick is in the hospital right now in critical condition. it's day 18 and the manhunt for suspected cop killer in pennsylvania and authorities say there's been at least one
credible sighting of the suspect in the past 24 hours. state police say they also found two pipe bombs in the woods during their manhunt. authorities say the pipe bombs were among other items that appear to be hastily discarded by eric frein. the 31-year-old has been on the run since september 12th, accused of killing one state trooper and wounding a second outside theirç police barracksn pike county. >> the pipe bombs had the ability to be detonated by trip wires or lighted fuse. these devices are consistent with frein's nonconfrontational and gutless efforts to kill or injure law enforcement from a distance. >> with deer season set to begin this weekend, authorities are warning hunters to be on alert and call police if they see anything suspicious. six people in this northeast philadelphia apartment building were forced out of their homes after a car that you see there crashed right into the building late this morning. police say a student driver lost control of her car and smashed
into the building in the 9900 block of academy road. one woman was taken to the hospital. police haven't said if the woman hurt was in fact that student driver. now to a new consumer concern today. >> acme shoppers who used plastic to make a purchase could be at risk after the grocery chain reported their system was hacked. nbc 10's doug shimell has been looking into this latest data breach. >> you've been talking to experts today. what are they recommending for frustrated consumers at this point? >> well, they're telling consumers don't get paranoid and don't panic but they also say after this latest data breach, this isn't business as usual. you half expect the data breach to be listed right there along with the produce on sale. >> it's every other week you hear about it, home depot, now acme. >> it's so scary nowadays. you don't trust anybody. >> reporter: acme markets is the latest retailer to report personal customer data stolen over the summer by hackers.
>> obviously it's annoying. you never know what they got or if they got anything at all. >> reporter: acme says malware infiltrated the system that processes credit and debit card transactions. >> it seems like it happens more and more. it makes it easier for people to steal your stuff. >> reporter: the acme breach follows similar thefts of customer card information at target, home depot and michael stores. customers wonder is there any defense? >> most of the time i use prepaid anyway. this way if anything happens they're not going to get much out of me. >> as much as possible i don't pay by cards. i actually pay cash as much as i can. >> reporter: data experts say breaches like this are a fact of life today. >> there's only two type of companies, those have been hacked and those that don't know they've been hacked. >> we're coming up to the holiday season again. what do you do? you tell me. >> coming up tonight at 6:00, we ask the experts, is there really anything you can do to avoid being a victim of one of these
data breaches? live in bala cynwyd, doug shimell, nbc 10 news. philadelphia police are on the hunt for these three masked men who stormed in and held up a 7-eleave innocent overbrook section yesterday. one of them was armed with an ak-47 type of rifle, this is surveillance video from inside the store on lebanon avenue. they took off with an unknown amount of cash. a videotape confession played a critical role in the double murder trial of a man accused of killing a montgomery county baby and the child's grandmother. the defendant is acting as his own attorney in this case. nbc 10's deanna durante was inside the courtroom. >> deanna, what kind of reaction did the jury appear to have during today's proceedings. >> reporter: they sat stone-faced and staring straight at that video screen that projected the 17 confession that
raghunandan yandamuri gave police. was in custody for nearly 16 hours before he agreed to give a videotaped confession in which he told he killed the 61-year-old grandmother and kidnapped her 10-month-old baby because he wanted money.ç >> you have something in your left arm. >> reporter: it's a major piece of evidence against raghunandan yandamuri and one prosecutors spent the day leading up to. the confession on tape. yandamuri admits he killed 10-month-old saanvi and her grandmother. he acts out how the murder happened. >> you dropped saanvi and you fell. you camden straight, you can touch him. there you go. and fell. then what did you do? >> reporter: prosecutors say what yandamuri says next cri contradicts evidence they'll present. >> he goes into somewhat of a
self-serving statement in regard to the baby. >> i splashed water on her face but she did not respond to that. >> reporter: yandamuri told police in the tape that he put the baby in a suitcase immediately after her grandmother's murder and then took her to the basement sauna room where he took her from the suitcase and left her there. an intense week-long search ended on october 25th, 2012 when 10-month-old saanvi was found dead in that sauna room. a place police searched earlier in the week and only went back to after this confession. the double murders happened in a botched kidnapping attempt and point to yandamuri's gambling addiction as to why he needed the money. yandamuri claims this confession was coerced but the jury saw other video of yandamuri leaving the valley forge casino with police hours before this tape was made. yandamuri is acting as his own defense but standby counsel offered this reaction to the tape. >> well, it's not a pretty picture. it's going to be something he'll
have to explain to the satisfaction of the jury. >> reporter: i did ask steven heckman if he was acting as a defense attorney in this case, what strategy would he use? would he go with the same strategy yandamuri is using? he said probably not but right now he's acting as his own counsel and he's the boss. testimony is still ongoing. we'll go back inside the courtroom, and bring you the latest tonight at 5:00. for now, live outside the montgomery county courthouse, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. happening now, a high stakes battle over who will own the now-closed revel casino. at this moment, there are multiple parties bidding on the property, including a company that's no stranger to casinos. nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg is live in new york for today's auction proceedings. >> ted, all of a sudden we have what appears to be a bidding war. >> reporter: that's the way it looks, jackie and jim. we've been keeping tabs on the auction since it started at 10:00 this morning. here at the offices of revel's
bankruptcy law firm in midtown manhunt. there are bids and at least one counterbid amid animosity and legal action over how the auction began last week. >> we came 1,500 miles to go ahead and bid. >> reporter: we know who's competing now for the revel casino resort. ed atoday's bankruptcy auction, straub's attorney tell a subsidiary of brook field asset management, the owner of hard rock hotel and casino in las vegas and paradise resort in the bahamas entered a $94 million bid, slightly higher than straub's baseline $90 million offer. this afternoon, he countered at 95 million. >> how high is mr. straub willing to go. >> don't know yet. >> reporter: the auction has gone forward despite straub's attempt to delay it until thursday. so he could review other bids. that request came in this motion filed yesterday in u.s.
bankruptcy court. >>ç the process does not follo the normal process. >> reporter: straub's lawyer says after six hours of waiting last wednesday nothing happened on the auction's first day. they call the process highly suspect and tainted and ask the court to have a trustee oversee the auction, not revel's attorney. straub's lawyers accused him of conducting closed door meetings with at least one other would-be buyer and say he failed to provide information on additional bids as previously promised. >> the process is meant to obtain the highest and best bid. >> reporter: now, revel's attorney did not respond to my request for comment and brookfield asset management also isn't talking at this point. i just checked with glenn straub's team and they tell me they are still waiting to find out if there will be a counter to his latest bid, which, again, is $95 million.
we're staying here. we'll keep you posted on what happens as the auction progre progresses this afternoon. live in new york, ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. count on nbc 10 news to bring you the breaking developments on the bid for revel. as soon as we learn new information we'll pass it along to you. happening now, help wanted for the holidays. some delaware lawmakers are hosting a holiday job fair at the christiana mall at newark. this is video from a preious event. more than 35 stores in the mall are looking to fill hundreds of open positions ahead of the holiday retail season. the jobs are for both seasonal and full-time workers. fair runs until 7:00 tonight. new information now on a local legal battle we've been following for nearly four years. the easton area school district has agreed to pay $385,000 in attorney's fees in a lawsuit over its efforts to bar students from wearing bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness. the suit was filed in 2010 after two middle school girls were
suspended after refusing a principal's order to take off the i heart boobies bracelets. >> 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with decision 2014. another debate set for tomorrow between pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates. it's the second debate of three scheduled between tom corbett, republican governor, and his democratic challenger tom wolf. tomorrow's debate happens here in philadelphia in the morning. the final debate, a week later, wednesday, october 8th, near pittsburgh. that's less than a month before voters head to the polls on election day, november 4th. that's just 35 days away. some new jersey state lawmakers are calling on the nfl to take action on domestic violence. today a dozen or so female legislators gathered at the mead meadowlands sports complex to make their voices heard. they believe the league should fire nfl commissioner roger goodell. they announced their support for a bill to end the nfl's tax exemption, putting that money towards domestic violence programs instead.
and this all comes in the wake of the ray rice controversy. he was originally suspended for two games by the league for knocking his now wife unconscious in an atlantic city elevator. but once video of the incident was made public, causing an outcry, he was indefinitely suspended. a man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural arkansas pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and capital murder today. the plea came just hours after beverly carter's body was discovered in a shallow grave. this morning in court, 33-year-old aaron lewis initially said he wanted to plead guilty, then changed his plea. >> just want this all over with. >> you would be willing to plead guilty to capital murder charges? >> why beverly? why beverly? >> she was a rich broker. >> do you have anything to say to the family? >> sorry. >> carter had been missing since showing a house on thursday. turning now to the latest on
the white house security breach. the director of the secret service says she takes full responsibility for the scare at the white house just over a week ago. julia pierson came under fire from a house committee today at a public hearing after it was revealed that a man who jumped the white house fence and raced inside made it further than previously made public. she says the breach was unacceptable and vowed to make sure it won't happen again. that intruder has been identified as omar gonzalez, officials say the army veteran jumped the fence on september 19th and made his way inside the building through two unlocked doors. congressman john mika offered a solution that he used at his own home during today's hearing. >> have you ever heard of these guys? this is -- it's not very costly. you can subscribe but that can be installed. it's a simple technology device. >> the secret service director says changes have been made since that breach, for example, the front door to the white
house now locks automatically during a security breach. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> the calendar says fall but there's still a summer-like feel of things here in center city. nbc 10 at 13th and filbert. no shortage of short sleeves as the temperature got up near 80 degrees. we still have a fair amount of sunshine out there. that was the difference between yesterday and today and why today was warmer. we do have evening showers that will be around the area and even more during the weekend. but just during a specific part. and a chill. it's going to feel like fall and not just early october. it's going to feel more like late october or november as we go into the weekend. 77 degrees now. that's 4 degrees warmer than it was at this time yesterday. with a bit of a southerly wind,
temperatures are in the 70s, just about everywhere, including the poconos. well above average throughout the region. and hardly anything on radar, just one or two tiny little showers. a lot more activity in central pennsylvania as you can see. it's not exactly charging eastward. we're not about to get hit by this stuff, at least in the next few hours. it's going to take a while. there's another little band of showers behind that, coming through western pennsylvania. so it's all eventually moving east with a front and so the threat for showers will be here, especially after 7:00 or 8:00 tonight and lasting till perhaps a little bit after midnight. then for tomorrow, we start off with the clouds. we get more of a north to northeast wind and it's not going to be as warm or as sunny tomorrow. as what we have seen today. and then later on, here it
comes. friday, this is the stronger front. by friday evening, it's still way back to the west. so that's why we've been saying, saturday, especially saturday morning, is the threat for rain this weekend. and then it's really going to get cool around here. the eagles will be playing in some unseasonably cool weather, not unseasonably warm. evening showers scattered around. patchy fog developing late. 56 north and west. during the day tomorrow, you've got the early clouds and areas of fog. a cooler day, because a lot of the clouds will be lingering, too. high temperatures generallyç i the low 70s. and the average for this time of the year, it's about 72 degrees. so thursday a lot of clouds around. that will keep the temperature down. friday, the temperature jumps up ahead of that front that's coming. saturday the rain comes in in the morning, some of it could be on the heavy side, at least for
a couple of hours. and then look how cool it gets on sunday. and not just cool, some winds, too. and then we're drying out as we go into sunday and monday. no rain on sunday. >> the grace period about to end. today warning to local motorists if it's red, stop. otherwise you'll pay. plus this -- >> unusually dry weather has been making it tough on local crops. i'm asking farmers how it's affecting the food you buy. and we're hopeful we weren't exposed to anything but you never know. >> water worries, the potential dangers flowing through the plumbing of some local homes and what's now being done about it. it's the place where history happens. so why are they planning to set fire to part of this treasured local park? we'll explain the reason.
lights, camera, ticket. an alert for drivers who travel through one part of montgomery county. the warning period for red light camera violators in abington township ends at midnight tonight. the cameras are posted at three of the township's most dangerous intersections. so far, violators have only received a warning. at midnight, that will turn into a $100 fine violators will see in the mail. >> they go through the red light and don't think twice about it. i've been hit almost two or three times. >> will it improve safety? a little bit. if i see it's red, i slam the brakes on. how safe is it. >> they're extending the traffic safety campaign through next month as well. we have a first alert traffic warning for drivers in south jersey. tonight lane closures will take effect on route 42 northbound in camden county between creek road and belmar and clem avenklemm a.
drivers should follow the posted detours. there will be more closures in the area the rest of the week, too. it's route 42 right and i-76 exits 1-c and 1-d. free holder ian leonard warns drivers the work won't just affect them this week, he says this construction will impact their commute and their communities for several years. a 2-year-old in our area found a loaded gun and pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the head. >> that is our top story on nbc 10 news at 4:00. the shooting happened inside this home in claymont. the 2-year-old boy was flown to a nearby hospital where he's being treated. and new at 4:30, cancer concerns coming through the pipes of some local homes. now after years of demanding change, area residents get
action and nbc 10 is there. glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> dry stretch of weather is about to come to an end. i'm tracking a couple of chances for rain. get the timing of my exclusive nbc 10 first alert seven-day forecast. then all new at 5:00, which lawmakers are voting on the newest laws? an nbc investigation peers inside the statehouse in trenton. we found it's not always elected officials voting yay or nay.
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they fixed it, so now volunteer fire companies can stay in service. most guys in washington just want to argue. but our chris coons got results.
a project that will connect some residents in schwenksville and limerick. >> christine, tell us more about the contamination concerns that led to this project. >> reporter: well, there's a chemical in the well water here that could cause cancer but see these pipes here behind me, these pipes are part of a water pipeline that's been 15 years in the making for neighbors. these are the pipes that will finally bring clean water into their homes. >> it was terrible. >> reporter: terrible at a time when mary diablo was trying to raise two young kids. she and her husband bought more than three acres of land and bought their dream home. three levels before they closed they got a call. >> we had high levels of tce in the water. we could not move in until we mitigated this. >> reporter: the water was contaminated by tce, a potential
carcinog carcinogen. >> my first thought is my kids can't live in this home. it was traumatic. it really was. here's the filtration system. >> reporter: safe levels of çt, less than 0.5. diablo says her water registered in the hundreds and her neighbors in the thousands. >> when you're talking about levels that high, you're talking about inhalation risk from using the water in a shower. so that's why the filter then would filter everything coming in through the well. >> what we were going to do. we spent a fortune building the house. >> reporter: diablo went to politicians, the department of environmental protection to try to get clean public water to her neighborhood. 15 years later those politicians and the dep broke ground on the project. >> clean water. we're getting it. >> finally. >> finally. yay! >> reporter: this $1.5 million water line project should be finished by thanksgiving but i also talked to environment agencies and found out this isn't the only area with contaminated water.
i'll tell you where the other areas of montgomery county are coming up in the next half hour. reporting live in schwenksville, christine madella, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> that rain you see there to the west on radar, it's coming at us. the nbc 10 first alert weather team issing trai ing team issing trai i team issing trai ing team issing trai is tracking i our region. >> chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is keeping tabs on it for us. how does it look? >> jacqueline, it certainly doesn't look like it will be affecting us over the afternoon rush here. temperatures up near 80 degrees. we have a couple of showers west of lancaster. the great majority of the activity is in central pennsylvania. we're even seeing a fair amount of lightning and it's all moving to the east. of course it will probably weaken some as it gets here but it's going to take a while, probably until at least 8:00 or
9:00. and this particular model takes it even later than that. it's kind of scattered around. not everybody is going to get this rain. everybody is going to probably get at least some rain over the weekend. i'll have that timing with the seven-day in a few minutes. here's some of the stories making headlines on nbc 10 news at 4:00. right now, a 2-year-old boy in the hospital in delaware after he somehow got his hands on a gun at home and shot himself in the head. happened this morning in claymont, new castle county. the toddler was rushed to ai dupont hospital for children in critical condition. acme markets has become the latest target of stolen customer credit card data. the supermarket chain says malware invaded the software that processes credit card and debit card transactions. revel casino, a bid coming
from developer glenn straub. the auction resumed today in new york city. revel cost $2.4 billion to build. the trial of a man accused of killing a montgomery county baby and the child's grandmother took a dramatic turn today. this key piece of evidence was entered, a videotaped confession by raghunandan yandamuri which he says he committed the crimes for money to pay off gambling debts. state police searching for a man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper said they found two pipe bombs in the woods during their manhunt. the bombs were found at a campsite apparently being used by eric frein. the 31-year-old has been on the run since september 12th. a pittsburgh area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a teenage boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school. the facility reportedly has security and other concerns about treating ç16-year-old al
hribal. last week a judge ordered that hribal be moved from a juvenile detention center to a secure mental health facility where he could be treated for what defense experts say is the early stages of schizophrenia. the philadelphia archdiocese says two local churches are closing their doors. they will no longer serve as roman catholic worship sites. both churches merged with other churches over the summer. the archdiocese says both buildings have serious structural problems that would cost millions to repair. there's no word yet on whether the buildings will be torn down. it appears that charlie sheen's word is good. remember when the actor pledged to give $1,000 to a server at the restaurant pyt in philadelphia after he only got 20 cents from eagle lesean mccoy as a tip? it appears at least that he came through. that's because we called the restaurant who told us that someone gave a thousand dollar tip, however, they wouldn't reveal whether charlie sheen was the generous donor.
today the pills that can pack on the pounds. >> nbc 10 with the results of a new local health study and the impact of certain medicine on your child's waistline. here's what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00. >> millions on the table and bids keep growing to take ownership of revel casino. today at 5:00, we're following the players and what they plan to do with the resort. plus, acme security breached, possibly putting your card
numbers in the wrong hands. a 2-year-old accidentally shoots himself after finding a gun inside the home. coming up, we're talking with delaware police asking how the child found the weapon. count on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
this is nbc 10 news. >> a new study suggests some types of antibiotics may be linked to a higher risk of childhood obesity. researchers at children's hospital of philadelphia looked into antibiotic use of children from birth to 24 months, then they followed up at the age of 5. kids who took more antibiotics at an early age were more likely to be obese. experts say antibiotics may affect the composition of mike ro -- microbes in the intestines. for some american women living through a recession means
they'll never have children. researchers at princeton tracked child birth patterns. the study projects about 151,000 american women may never have kids. that's just a small fraction of the women who face the recession in their early 20s. talk about a fun surprise. today some current and retired jockeys from delaware park visited kids at ai dupont children's hospital in wilmington, new castle county. it's all part of the jockey guild's campaign to raise awareness about the 16,000 u.s. children diagnosed with cancer each year. the jockeys didn't arrive empty handed, though. they brought gifts for the kids. a favorite local spot for outdoor enthusiasts. >> it also happens to be a national treasure. why in the world do they want to set fire here? nbc 10 has the answer. and a change in the air.
glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> yes, you're going to be needing something you haven't been using a whole lot lately, your umbrella. tracking multiple chances for rain, especially one in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert seven-day forecast. then all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, ghosts in new jersey's statehouse? they may actually exist. watch as an nbc investigation catches people other than elected officials voting on bills.
27th at the ppl center in allentown and then here in philadelphia on march 15th. tickets go on sale monday the 13th. a state-of-the-art arena in allentown has been open for a few weeks now. it seats more than 10,000 people. lehigh valley phantoms also play hockey there. >> i thought i'd get a quick bar. >> my throat is a little scratchy. >> sure. people in our area may see smoke coming from a popular park in our area. >> the fire at valley forge national historic park may begin as early as next week depending on weather conditions. the area to be burned is an 18-acre meadow near the park's southwest boundary. it's aimed at reducing invasive plant species in the area. visitor facilities, trails and roads will remain open throughout the burn. traffic on yellow springs road may experience delays. the burn is expected to last no
longer than one day. the park is coordinating the burn with staff from the mid-atlantic fire management area. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well, there are lots of places to check out the fall foliage. nasa may have the best view of all. one of its satellites captured this shot over the great lakec.ç you can see the red and the orange leaves showing up, even from 430 miles above the earth. of course a lot of people's favorite time of year when those leaves change. it also means football season and this is the link. we have sunshine out there. it's kind of warm now. it will not be warm on sunday for the eagles. but it will also not be raining. we've got some evening showers around tonight and some weekend showers but not during the football game. and the weekend chill. temperatures way below average
as we go into sunday. 77 degrees now. that's above average. 4 degrees warmer than it was at this time yesterday. and we're seeing 70s just about everywhere. 77 in reading and blue bell and in allentown. we got up to 79 in philadelphia. so far, 78 in swedesboro now. only 70 in ricetown. that's one of the cool spots, also at the shore. the ocean temperature is still around 70 degrees. not much on radar, just a couple of isolated, light showers. until you get into central pennsylvania. then it's not so isolated and it's not so light. these are showers and thunderstorms but they're not moving east very fast. so by the time that activity gets here, the sun's going to be down and a lot of this should be weakening. but there's even more showers out in western pennsylvania. so our future cast showing the showers move into the area, it's going to take several hours, probably after 8:00 or so, and
then some showers even toward the midnight hour. and especially to the north and west. that's where the best chance is. then for tomorrow, there's a slight chance we'd be up to the north. but these are not the best rain chances of the next seven days. we can use some rain because, again, we've been abnormally dry. here it comes. it's coming over the weekend. there's friday 7:00 p.m. there's saturday morning. that is the time for the rain. there's going to be a band of rain. this is a storm cold front coming and it is pretty clear that it is going to be bringing at least a period of some rain, again, mostly on saturday morning. and then look at this, cool air comes rushing in here and maybe the first of several canadian advances coming up. evening showers, scattered around. patchy fog late. 60 for the low in philadelphia. tomorrow the early clouds and fog, a cooler day than today. remember we got up near 80.
nowhere near that tomorrow. then the seven-day forecast, a lot of clouds around on thursday. but most likely dry. no raeg significant rain and no significant rain on friday either. temperature up a little bit. then on saturday morning, we may get a few hours worth of rain. and some of it could be on the heavy side. really we could use it but weekend not exactly great timing. by saturday night it's long gone. sunned is dry but cool. temperatures in the 40s sunday morning. we could see some spots like up in the poconos in the 30s. a cocaine smuggling bust at jfk airport. authorities arrested a passenger from mexico earlier this morning after they say she hid cocaine in sauce containers found during an x-ray examination of her luggage. the drugs have a street value of about $58,000. recondo is facing narcotics smuggling charges. our dry stretch of weather
you heard glenn talking about it, it's really having an impact. >> some of it's good but some of it isn't. >> there are some crops we still need water for.ç >> today nbc 10 takes you to one local farm to show you which crops are struggling and which ones could use a good soaking from mother nature. then all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, plastic bag ban. california becoming the first state to outlaw them. what that means for consumers and what states in our area are doing about plastic. this is nbc 10 news.
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the first alert weather team, it will be a welcome sight for a lot of people. >> it's not all bad news. rosemary connors is live in media. >> rosemary, today you learned while the dry weather is bad for some crops, it's actually been good for others. >> take a lack at how vie bran the and healthy these pumpkins are. they do not need a lot of rain. for the crops that do, the farmers have a system in place when the weather doesn't cooperate. mother nature can be very giving this time of year but lately she's been stingy on rainfall. >> i noticed it with the plants, the house plants, the outside plants. i'm watering every day. >> the different crops all need different ams of water. >> reporter: steve linville, a third generation farmer in delaware county is pleased with their pumpkins this season. >> they will hold up better if it's a little dry. if there's too much moisture
they get fungal problems, they start to rot from the inside out. a little bit drier helps the pumpkin crops. >> hold that. hold the pumpkin. >> reporter: while the fall favorite is holding up well without the rain, strawberries at linville which they can still grow need some help. >> we pump water out of an irrigation upon. it comes up through the main tube. then there's drip irrigation. >> reporter: the drip irrigation system which under this plattic covering keeps the moisture from evaporating. he suspects other farmers are doing the same thing. >> cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, the cold crops are real big at this time of year. and if you're growing those on la large acreage, you'll need water at this time of year. >> reporter: though the farmers have to do a little bit more work to irrigate the crops like the strawberries you saw, it shouldn't affect the price of local items like that at the store. even though we are barely into the fall season, the farmers
here say they're already thinking about the winter. coming up in 15 minutes, i'll talk about the impact of an early frost on our local produce. reporting live from linvilla orchards in delaware county, i'm rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, family tragedy in delaware. >> a toddler is shot in the head inside a house. nbc 10 is talking to police about how the 2-year-old got ahold of the gun. but, first, a look at weather and sheena tracking showers. >> a few showers possible across the area for this evening. and more rain in the forecast before the weekend. i'll show you the timing on that and cooler temperatures ahead. that's coming up. and voting investigation, wait till you see what's happening inside the statehouse in trenton. nbc 10 cameras catch votes being cast but not always by our elected officials. that's next on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
we have breaking news into nbc 10. the centers for disease control just confirmed its first case of the ebola virus in the united states. it's believed the patient is hospitalized in dallas. more details are expected to be released at a news conference in about 30 minutes. about 5:30. we'll bring you those details. count on nbc 10 for the very latest on this breaking news story. right now at 5:00, the first alert weather team is tracking showers. rain is moving into the area for later tonight. >> nbc 10 first alert
meteorologist sheena parveen is watching the system. >> sheena, last check this wasn't going to affect the ride home tonight. >> no, it's not that type of weather system. basically all the storms are off to our west and most of them will be staying off to our west. here's what it looks like locally. we don't have thunderstorms around right now. we don't have showers yet either. if we look in parts of central pennsylvania, here's a line of thunderstorms developing. there's really not too much motion to these. they're all developing right in the middle of the state and they're not moving too much. as we go through the rest of this evening, though, we do have a chance for a few showers but unfortunately it's nothing that will be helping our rainfall deficit across the area. so most of the area is dry. we have rain to our west that looks as though it's moving in. again, tonight, we'll have a chance for a few showers and there's rain off to our east which is in fact moving away. your evening planner, pretty nice outside still. we'll see sunshine, temperatures in the mid-70s.