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morning. a total lunar eclipse. catch it before the moon sets just after 7:00 this morning. the winds have already started to kick in, 15-mile-an-hour winds in philadelphia will be stronger this afternoon. it will be warmer by then, too, thanks to clearing skies. we'll see lots of sunshine. right now 59 in pottstown and allentown, 60s for the rest of the area. there you can see the view of the moon from the comcast center. skies clearing out. 62 degrees. a bit breezy at 7:00. then windier at 9:00. and at noontime 70 degrees. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back. first, jillian mele has traffic. good morning, jillian. >> good morning to you, bill. to you at home as well. still following an accident blocking all lanes, p.a. turnpike eastbound as you approach reading. westbound side, lane restrictions there, too. heading to the blue route, a live look near baltimore pike. traffic moving along just fine. we are seeing some more drivers out there on the roads, but we're not seeing any big slowdowns on the blue route. drive times 17 to 18 minutes both ways between 76 and 95. a live look now at the ben
franklin bridge. we're starting to see that heavy westbound volume as drivers make their way into philadelphia. and a check of things on the 42 freeway. heading northbound as drivers make their way out to the bridge, as you can see, average speeds, especially near 295. still in the mid-50s, so, so far, so good on 42. rosemary is this. >> thank you, jillian. new from overnight, strong winds may have caused a fire at a garage in glenside, montgomery county. fire crews say the wind may have knocked down some power lines. no one was hurt and there was no damage to any of the storefronts in the neighborhood. the wet road may be to blame for a crash early this morning on i-95 north in yardley, bucks county. here's a look at the crash scene from one of our nbc 10 traffic cameras. the one-car crash sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries. happening today, ebola and enterovirus d-68 will be the focus of discussion at the pennsylvania convention center in philadelphia. that's because infectious disease experts from all over the country are gathering here for their annual conference starting today. the recent outbreaks have prompted organizers to add
several speakers and workshops centered on ebola and enterovirus d-68. this follows five more cases of that respiratory illness, enterovirus, in new jersey. one is in mercer county, one is in camden county, and three are in north jersey. that brings the total of sick children in that state to 14. and we have new information now, this just coming across, about the ebola outbreak. the first american patient to get ebola has donated blood to the nbc news photographer that is now battling the virus. dr. kent brantly, you remember his story, he was actually on a road trip a couple of days ago when he learned that his blood type was a match for the nbc news freelancer who has ebola, so he actually pulled off of the highway and donated his blood immediately. the "today" show will have much more on that in an exclusive interview. in dallas, health workers are monitoring ten people who definitely had contact with thomas duncan and more than 30 people who may have had contact with him to see if they have symptoms of ebola. duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with that virus in
the u.s. he remains in critical condition. yesterday reference jesse jackson led a prayer vigil at the dallas hospital where duncan is in isolation. today in montgomery county, the jury could begin deliberations in the trial of a man accused of murdering a baby and her grandmother. nbc 10's monique braxton is live outside of the county courthouse in norristown. monique? >> reporter: rosemary, this case has been full of surprises over the past couple of days. always the case when a defendant is representing themselves. from what we're told, raghunandan yandamuri spent several hours, often rambling, on the witness stand over two days, trying to convince the jury he is not a killer. looking at the video now, this is the defendant. he told jurors his dna was on the grandmother's body because he was attempting to help the real killers remove gold jewelry. now, during rambling testimony, yandamuri told police he was forced to confess to killing a 61-year-old king of prussia
grandmother and her 10-month-old granddaughter. prosecutors say, though, the 28-year-old had planned to kidnap the baby, hold her for ransom to pay off several thousand dollars in a gambling debt. well, later this morning here inside this courthouse, you're going to hear closing arguments. of course, yandamuri is representing himself, so he will participate in those closing arguments. then the judge will give instructions to the jurors. then they could begin deliberations. we'll be here and have it for you. in our next report, we're going to tell you what you can expect later this morning. live for now in norristown, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. 6:04 now. later today, we're expecting an update from police on the manhunt for eric frein, now in its 26th day. he's wanted for the murder, of course, of that pennsylvania state trooper. earlier this week, police searched an abandoned resort in stroud township and they found a cabin that had been recently lived in. its rooms had plastic covering the windows. the ceilings were covered with air fresheners and the walls were plastered with newspaper
articles. now, police are not saying what those articles were about. searchers also found a letter written by frein, they believe. it details the shooting of two state troopers on september 12th and his escape. today a preliminary hearing is scheduled for a man charged with butchering a prostitute after he learned the prostitute was a man. charles sargent is accused in the stabbing death of mark williams. authorities say that sargent dismembered the body. the killing happened at this home on north 32nd street in july of last year. according to police, the victim's body parts were found in a vacant lot on sedgley street. authorities say sargent committed the murder after discovering that williams was a cross-dressing prostitute. lawyers in the murder of philadelphia teacher beau zabel will hold a pretrial conference today. zabel's accused killer, marcellus jones, is already serving a life sentence for murdering his alleged accomplice. in 2008, zabel was shot to death in south philadelphia by robbers who wanted his ipod. zabel had just moved here from
minnesota to teach math at public schools. a widener university student is charged this morning with posting ail columbine-style shooting threat online against people who bullied him. police say that 20-year-old luis vela of lodi, bergen county, posted this on the website yik yak. students saw it yesterday and quickly alerted school officials, who then sent out an alert. the campus was not put on lockdown, though, because it was not an active shooter situation. six minutes after 6:00 now. this morning police in delaware county want to find a man who they call a serial burglar. police in upper darby tell us there have been five burglaries in the overnight hours since september 20th, the most recent happening yesterday morning on clover lane. a woman fought off that burglar inside her bedroom in front of her 9-year-old daughter. it was absolutely terrifying, she says. she spoke to us on the condition that we don't show her face because she is still terrified. >> i am not safe. my kids are not safe. this man literally walked up in my house. he violated me and my family.
>> now, police say that the burglar is entering homes through first-floor windows and stealing handbags, wallets and electronics. meantime, several neighborhoods in bucks county are also dealing with concerns over a possible serial burglar. police are investigating to see if five break-ins in plumstead township in buckingham are connected to a rash of attempted burglaries in hatfield township. they say similar techniques have been used, including cutting through screen doors or windows to get in. the most recent burglary happened on sunday. pennsylvania and new jersey are now joining other northeastern states in fighting the heroin trade. law enforcement authorities will share information and resources that could lead to more arrests. those authorities say that 98% of heroin cases involve people who outmaneuver police by crossing state lines. now to "decision 2014." with just 27 days left to go until election day, the candidates for governor will square off in their final debate tonight. republican governor tom corbett will face off against democratic
challenger tom wolf at 7:00 this evening in wilkinsburg. that's just outside of pittsburgh. meanwhile, a new poll out from quinnipiac university shows that corbett is narrowing the gap on his democratic challenger, but wolf still leads by double digits, 55%-38%. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> storms overnight moved out just in time for us to get a nice view of the lunar eclipse that is under way. still a few clouds around, but they won't last. we'll see sunshine and a gusty wind, which has already started. we've already seen wind gusts of more than 20 miles an hour this morning, up near 30 miles an hour this afternoon. then with less wind, clear skies and dry air, it will be a chilly night tonight. right now 59 degrees and falling under clear skies in allentown. still some clouds keeping the temperatures a bit warmer for northeast philadelphia, but look at that. about 80% of the moon is covered now with the earth's shadow.
it will be a total eclipse within minutes, at 6:25 this morning. there's a wider view. what you don't see in this view is any rainfall. it's already ended. now the wind is what we're watching. a lighter wind north and west with clearing skies, but the wind is steady at 15 miles an hour in philadelphia and will be increasing during the day as the clouds are decreasing. we're already seeing some nice breaks in the clouds, so getting a great view this morning of the eclipse, and we'll see lots of sunshine once the sun comes up in just 54 minutes. 72 degrees this afternoon for allentown and quakertown. 70s for northeast philadelphia, trenton and mt. holly, but windy conditions, especially this afternoon. and look at the warm-up for dover, vineland and atlantic city, well into the 70s today. wilmington, glassboro, chester all into the middle 70s this afternoon. but there's cooler weather ahead. the seven-day forecast when i come back. nine minutes after 6:00 now. ahead of the morning rush, we want to know if that accident on the pennsylvania turnpike is clearing up. >> that's right. it's been a real trouble spot
all morning long. let's check in now with jillian mele. >> we still have that accident on the pennsylvania turnpike. i'll get to that in a second. i have a new accident into our system, westbound vine street expressway as drivers approach 76. you can see this left lane is blocked right now. police are at the scene. we have a tow out there, so it should be clear momentarily, but right now it is blocking one lane and causing a delay out there on the vine westbound. so, keep that in mind. new accident, another one, collegeville, trap road at sugarpine lane. and we still have this accident blocking all lanes on the eastbound side of the pennsylvania turnpike approaching reading. we have one lane blocked on the westbound side. you can stick to route 322 if you need to avoid that area. rosemary? >> all right, thank you, jillian. supermarket stabbing. an argument turns violent in front of shoppers, and now the philadelphia store is closed. we'll give you the details. plus, the child abuse case against minnesota vikings running back adrian peterson will go to court today. why his football season may be over before it ever started. this is ceo tom macarthur's world.
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today, a man is scheduled to be formally arraigned for the murder of an art school graduate in philadelphia. police say jeremiah jakson strangled the woman and stuffed her body in a duffel bag. laura araujo was 23 years old. her body was found outside an abandoned house in kensington back in july. police say jakson killed araujo after forcing her to give up the p.i.n. number to her bank card. we have new information on a bear that killed a hiker. state wildlife officials say the black bear did not have rabies. police shot and killed that bear after a rutgers university student was mauled in a nature preserve last month. officials say it's the first time a bear has killed a person in new jersey. 6:14. a man is facing charges this morning after a bloody stabbing inside a busy grocery store in northeast philadelphia. it happened last night at the
pathmark on cottman avenue. police say two men got into an argument in the dairy aisle. one pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed the other in the neck and face, right in front of other shoppers. police arrested the suspect near the store, which had to close for the night so workers could clean up all of the blood. police say they were really surprised, because shoppers in the midst of all of this blood were still going about their normal business and were actually pushing their carts through the blood and they were having to clear off the scene so that they could preserve evidence. the last time we checked, the victim was in critical condition. again, the suspect was arrested near the store. a grand jury is expected to investigate two new york city police officers for allegedly punching and hitting a 16-year-old in the face with a gun. investigators say the august incident was caught on video. you can see it here. police say it shows the officers chasing the teen, and after he stops, one officer punches him. then the other officer hits him with the gun. the officers have not been charged and their names have not
been released, but one has been suspended and the other is on modified duty. 6:15 now, and happening later today, minnesota vikings running back adrian peterson will be in court for his hearing on child abuse charges. he's expected to plead not guilty. the nfl star was charged last month with using a small tree branch or a switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. peterson is on paid leave until his legal problems are resolved. and that means if his trial doesn't start soon, he may not play this season. los angeles police say actor steven collins is safe and well this morning. a neighbor reported hearing a gunshot come from his home last night. police investigated and said it was just a popping sound and collins wasn't even home at the time. collins is under investigation for allegedly molesting teenage girls 40 years ago. tmz reports that it has a tape in which collins confesses to his estranged wife to being a child predator. collins starred on the tv show "7th heaven." at 6:16 this morning, already some problems out on the road, including a new accident.
>> yeah, let's see what's happening on the vine street expressway now with jillian mele. jillian? >> good morning. accident on the vine street expressway westbound heading out to 76. just a few minutes ago it was blocking this left lane. and as you can see, officials have moved it completely over to the shoulder right now, so all lanes are getting by on the vine, but very slowly. we are seeing heavy volume out there because the one lane was blocked, backing things up westbound. finally, pennsylvania turnpike, eastbound approaching reading, one has hann just reopened. we had all lanes blocked this morning because of a serious accident, but you can still expect volume out there. and in collegeville, this accident still with us, trap road at sugarpine lane. all of the area bridges are clear. and if you're taking mass transit, it's on or close to schedule. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> skies are clearing this morning. you can see a last few clouds on the horizon. this is the view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. a few rain drops overnight, some heavy downpours, thunderstorms,
too. just a couple puddles left this morning. 63 degrees in philadelphia. the wind is steady at 15 miles an hour, but it's pushing the clouds out of here and giving us a great view of the lunar eclipse. about 90% covered right now. we are less than eight minutes away from totality this morning. at 6:25 it will be a total lunar eclipse in the western sky. in fact, the moon is setting, so you won't have a lot of time to catch this act, but it will be dramatic to begin with, especially before the sun comes up at 7:05, and then the moon sets at 7:09. so, a nice view of that as the clouds move out and the temperatures cool down. nice and cool north and west. that's with clearing skies. it's 59 degrees at lafayetteville right now, 61 in upper gwinnett and skippack is 58 degrees. farther north and west it's in the upper 50s for gilbertsville and pottstown at the airport is 59 degrees this morning. clouds, they're out of here. we've got some breaks in the clouds and those will be
increasing. so, lots of sunshine, but a gusty wind with winds gusting to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. cooler day tomorrow, less wind, clear skies overnight, 49 to start with, 67 in the afternoon. clouds are back on friday, increasing with a chance of some late-day showers, especially in delaware and south jersey. then a rainy saturday to start with and a few showers in the afternoon. and rain returns on sunday into monday. it's called spice or k-2, but most people know it as synthetic marijuana. police in berks county say it may be the reason why dozens of people, mostly teens, have ended
up in the hospital. plus, water woes. we'll tell you what's been found in the water in one montgomery county community that has residents on high alert.
we had clouds earlier. those have moved out of the way. and now we're just ready for some sunshine today and some pretty strong winds, gusts up to 25 miles an hour, according to meteorologist bill henley. in just a minute, we're going to give you a live update on the lunar eclipse that's taking place right now. it goes by the names k-2 and spice, but police say synthetic marijuana may be what's responsible for sending 50 people to the hospital in berks county. doctors call this a serious situation with patients exhibiting psychotic behavior. so far, they say it's mostly teenagers who have been rushed to the emergency room at reading hospital, but the oldest patient was in his 50s. authorities believe the synthetic marijuana may have been sprayed with other chemicals or laced with heroin. >> it's not worth trying. it's dangerous. people have almost lost heir lives because of it. >> now, the berks county district attorney says his office is looking for the source of the k-2, perhaps a common dealer who sold to all of the patients. homeowners near the former willow grove naval air station
in montgomery county are concerned about harmful chemicals in their drinking water, and they have some reason to be. members of the navy and the environmental protection agency met with horsham residents last night and addressed concerns about high levels of pfc, chemicals commonly found in firefighting foam. the navy tested 18 out of 200 wells so far. two have to be shut down. testing will take two more months to complete. happening right now, there's something coming between the earth and the sun -- or the moon and the sun, and that is the earth, causing the blood moon. there you see it. you can see the reddish hue there the moon is taking on, and this is as a total lunar eclipse takes place. and you can see now that the -- and we have some aircraft flying past the moon as well. you can see now the lunar eclipse about three-quarters of the way through. we expect this blood moon, as they call it, to last until shortly after 7:00, around 7:10 this morning. and you can see from this live
picture as well why it's called a blood moon. it takes on that rusty red hue. we had an earlier one in april. again, this is lasting until about ten minutes after 7:00. >> pretty cool looking stuff there. let's take you to a live look outside right now at the vine street expressway. still have this accident on the westbound side on the shoulder, as drivers approach 76. but as you can see, it is really slowing down traffic out there. this is a live look at the vine at eighth street as drivers head out to 76. and you can see it's starting to back things up past broad street now on the westbound side of the vine. so, we're seeing a lot of congestion there. we're seeing heavy volume on 95. and we still have a problem on the pennsylvania turnpike. i'll get you updated on that coming up in just a few minutes. let's head down the shore to a live look outside in cape may, where the skies are looking pretty clear. still see a few clouds out in the distance, bill. >> yeah, just a few clouds in the distance right now. those clouds will be clearing out, but they've moved out just in time to see the total lunar eclipse, which has just begun. the eclipse started at 5:15, but
it was a partial eclipse up until now, and now it is total. and we've got a great view of it as the clouds have moved out completely. catch it before the moon sets this morning and the sun comes up. the temperatures, they've been dropping into the 60s, but a few spots have dropped into the 50s this morning. a windy day ahead with gusts to 30 miles an hour later today. as concern grows, the spotlight will be on two deadly viruses today in philadelphia. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in center city. >> reporter: infectious disease specialists from across the country coming here for a conference at the convention center, which is just minutes away from starting. i'll have an update on that coming up right after the break. and two new york police officers find
themselves this morning on the other side of the law. what they're accused of doing at this atlantic city casino that has them behind bars.
the deadly viruses that have been in the headlines for weeks now take center stage in philadelphia today. a live report just ahead on a conference to address ebola and enterovirus d-68. at least half a dozen cars smashed up overnight. what police say two drivers were doing before they crashed into oncoming traffic and some parked cars. and look at this. there's a blood moon on the rise. that is it. the live picture of the total lunar eclipse that is now in effect from now until about 7:10. we are seeing that phenomenon happening right now. of course, we couldn't see it earlier this morning. there were a lot of clouds out there, but those are out of the way. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> and i'm rosemary connors. in addition to the clouds, the storm, the rain, that's pushed out as well. let's check in now with first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> just in time for a great few of the lunar eclipse this morning. we are seeing the clouds move
out, and that's going to clear the way for lots of sunshine. the moon is setting. the sun will be rising. we'll see bright, sunny skies. look at the scattered clouds that are in this view from center city. notice, too, the flags on top of the aramark building in center city. those are blowing. it's going to be a blustery day today to start with. winds are 15 miles an hour. they'll be gusting to close to 30 miles an hour later on. 50s north and west for reading, allentown and pottstown at 63 now and still falling at philadelphia international. clearing skies at the shore. those puddles will disappear as the temperatures climb through the 60s and into the low 70s by lunchtime. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back. but first, jillian mele has your wednesday morning traffic. hey, jillian. >> good morning to you, bill. we have another accident out there right now. this is on 202. you can see we have police activity out here in both directions and drivers definitely slowing down as they pass this scene. so, leave yourself extra time if that is part of your commute. same thing in center city. have this accident on the
shoulder of the vine street expressway westbound as drivers head out to 76. and this is helping to cause heavier than normal volume than we're used to seeing this hour on the vine westbound, so keep that in mind. pennsylvania turnpike approaching reading, one lane is blocked in that area because of an accident. and this is a new accident into the system in collegeville. valley forge road between stump hall road and skippack pike. watch for lane restrictions there as well. >> thank you. new overnight, two police officers from new york are reportedly expected to be arraigned today on sexual assault charges of a woman at an atlantic city casino. the precedent atlantic city reports that it happened last april at the trump taj mahal. one of the accused, a new york state trooper, was arrested last night. the other, a new york city police officer, turned himself in. nbc 10 checked with prison logs and confirmed that the two are in custody. also new from overnight, two drivers sent to the hospital after a car crash are expected to be okay. nbc 10 was on the scene along north 1nd street in the juniata
section of the city. philadelphia police say the drivers were racing when they both lost control. the crash also involved an oncoming car and several parked cars, but nobody else was injured. 6:33 now and happening today, infectious disease experts from all across the country will be in philadelphia today for a conference where the focus will be on ebola and enterovirus d-68. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in center city, where jesse, there was a last-minute change of plans at this annual conference. tell us what's happening now and how these last-minute actions were taken to make the ebola and enterovirus topics of discussion here. >> reporter: chris, happening right now, we're minutes away from the first session of this conference starting at the top of the hour. also, the conference program chairman says there's going to be a session on the ebola outbreak immediately following opening festivities. there's also a session added on the spread of the enterovirus d-68. this as new jersey state health department officials report five new cases of evd-68 in that
state, including one in mercer county. hamilton township toddler eli waller died from that virus last month, but officials say there's no connection between his case and this new, current case. the conference wraps up on sunday. i'm making calls trying to get one of the attendees to get over here and talk to us before the end of the broadcast. hopefully, we'll have that for you at 6:55. live in center city, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> if you have questions about enterovirus d-68, you can find out more on our website, nbc10.com, including symptoms and ways to avoid getting sick. we are expecting an update later today from police on the manhunt for eric frein, now in its 26th day. he's wanted for the murder of a pennsylvania state troop yer. earlier this week, police searched an abandoned resort in stroud township and found a cabin that had been recently lived in. its rooms had plastic covering the windows, ceilings covered
with air fresheners and walls plastered with newspaper articles. no word what the articles were about. searchers also found a letter this week that they say was written by frein, detailing the shooting of the two state troopers on september 12th and his escape. today there's a preliminary hearing for the man accused of killing a teenage girl in philadelphia. police say darroo darian person the shot that killed aisha abdur-rhaman. according to police, she got caught in the cross fire where students were fighting. a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside of einstein medical center. 6:35 now. on to the casino crisis in atlantic city. this may affect your evening drive in ac. unionized workers plan to stop traffic today in atlantic city to protest efforts by the owners of the taj mahal to eliminate worker pensions and health care. members of local 54 are holding a rally near the casino at missouri and arctic avenues at 5:30 this afternoon.
now, trump entertainment resorts is threatening to close taj mahal next month unless there are major concessions from the union. revel now officially has a new owner. a bankruptcy judge approved the sale to a toronto firm yesterday. brookfield asset management will pay $110 million for the casino that cost $2.4 billion to build. the judge rejected a number of objections from the florida developer who lost in the auction. brookfield asset management says it plans to reopen the property as a casino, but it hasn't said when. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> storms overnight brought some heavy rainfall and gusty winds of 43 miles an hour at the shore, but the wind is also giving us a clearing that's happening quickly. a nice view of the lunar eclipse, and it will give us plenty of sunshine today, too. and the winds will be increasing this afternoon, but they settle down tonight. it's going to be a chilly one overnight with clear skies. right now 59 degrees in allentown. still a few scattered clouds in northeast philadelphia and
atlantic city at 64 degrees. most of those clouds are now offshore. look at how nice and clear it is over beach avenue in cape may. that's the view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. the view from center city of the total lunar eclipse, a great view this morning. it's going to be most brilliant to start with, but the sun's starting to come up, so catch it before it gets too bright outside. 15-mile-an-hour wind right now in philadelphia. that increases, but the clouds will be blowing through the area, blowing right on out of here. already getting some nice breaks in the clouds. not gone completely, but it won't be long before they clear out, which will leave us with sunshine today and low 70s for allentown, quakertown and reading. it will warm into the middle 70s with gusty winds this afternoon for trenton, northeast philadelphia and mt. holly. and look at the nice warm-up for dover, vineland and atlantic city, well into the 70s today. middle 70s for west chester, chester and glassboro, but there's some chillier weather ahead. the seven-day forecast when i come back.
at 6:37 it has been a busy morning on the roads already. we have a situation on the vine street expressway jillian was covering. >> that's right. the morning rush starting to develop. jillian, fill us in. >> we have this accident still on 202 out near swedesburg road in the north wales area. you can see all of the police activity out here. i'm going try to find out more details, get you an alternate route around this in a few minutes, so stay with me for that. keep in mind, lane restrictions in the 202 area. center city philadelphia, the vine street expressway westbound still heavy as a result of this accident on the shoulder. it was blocking one lane and was moved over. but that delay backing up to eighth street has started to clear out a little bit, so some good news for drivers on the vine. p.a. turnpike approaching reading, one lane is blocked and one lane open as a result of an accident there. the fighting has just begun. >> a new isis propaganda video, and the fbi wants to know who's behind that mysterious voice. we'll tell you why they believe americans may know who that is. plus, football season is
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6:42. a live look at cape may. you can see we're just a few minutes before sunrise there. the streets were wet earlier this morning after rain moved through. everything is clear now, though. we're expecting sunshine, temperatures around 70 today and a lot of wind. so, get ready before you head out the door. on now to the effort to stop isis. president obama will hold meetings at the pentagon today to discuss the threat from that terrorist group. he'll be meeting with senior military leaders and members of his national security council. the president will get an update on air strikes aimed at isis targets. and canada is joining the coalition of nations combating isis. canadian lawmakers voted last
night to send fighter jets to iraq to take part in those air strikes. now, that came after a request by president obama for canada to join the international effort. >> the war is only beginning to intensif intensify. the fighting has just begun. >> the fbi wants to identify the man in this new isis propaganda video. authorities say from the sound of his voice, he could be an american or a canadian. he says the men behind him are syrian soldiers digging their own graves. they were later executed, according to the man in the video. there's a court date today for the man suspected of providing the gun used by the boston marathon bombing suspects to kill a police officer. m.i.t. officer shawn collier was shot five times while in his police cruiser in cambridge just three days after the marathon bombings. police arrested steven silva in july on weapons charges. they say they recovered a gun he owned following a shoot-out in which tamerlan tsarnaev was
killed. his brother, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is awaiting trial on federal charges and could face the death penalty if convicted. three people died and more than 250 were injured in the boston marathon bombing attack in april of last year. let's head now to california, where a pilot is dead after his air tanker crashed while fighting a wildfire on the edge of yosemite national park. the plane smashed into a steep canyon wall yesterday and pieces of the aircraft landed on the highway close to firefighting crews. no one on the ground was hurt. the fire, by the way, started yesterday and has burned more than 130 acres so far. back in our area, police say they expect to charge a mother and her two daughters for attacking a 14-year-old girl inside of a philadelphia high school. according to police, the victim was punched, kicked and had her hair pulled at edison high school in hunting park. she had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out. police say the woman accused in the attack is 32 years old. her daughters are 15 and 17.
it's unclear exactly what sparked this incident. it is game over for one new jersey high school football team. school officials have canceled the rest of the season for sayreville high school after allegations of hazing, harassment and bulling of the players. the superintendent says the inappropriate behavior may have happened before the season and it's being investigated. the county prosecutor is also investigating. this morning in philadelphia, comcast shareholders will vote on the proposal to merge that company with time warner cable. the vote is set to start at 9:30 at the kimmel center. time warner shareholders will vote tomorrow in new york on the $45 billion proposal. state and federal regulatory officials are expected to decide whether to approve the deal some time next year. comcast is the parent company of nbc 10. pass or don't graduate. that's just how important a new standardized test is at high schools in pennsylvania. parents in delaware county packed the radnor township municipal building last night for a forum on the keystone exams.
those tests will evaluate proficiency in algebra, literature and biology. the exam will be given three times a year to juniors and seniors, beginning with the class of 2017. students have to pass all three subjects to graduate. governor jack markell will be principal for a day at the booker t. washington elementary school in dover, part of an initiative by the chamber of commerce to help schools and local businesses create partnerships. this is a good one. one local man is on a mission to make it from coast to coast on foot and he's almost there. norman horn of phoenixville is walking across the country to raise money to fight childhood cancer, and he's less than 75 miles from the finish line. the 30-year-old says it's always been a dream of his, so he quit his job as a personal trainer, moved to california and started walking in april. >> ultimately, i have a little bit of a restored faith in humanity, and it's been a really -- it's been a blessing with the way people have treated
me along the way. >> horn says that he hopes to raise $75,000 for the penn state hershey children's hospital. he's expected to finish his journey on saturday in atlantic city. their hopes and dreams are now on greeting cards. philadelphia kids were given cameras and asked to capture their dreams, and now those pictures are cards as part of the pictures of hope program. money raised from the sale of the cards will benefit the drueding center in essington, which helps the homeless. it is 6:47, and time to check in with our friends in new york for a look at what's ahead on the "today" show. >> that's right. for that, we say good morning to matt lauer and tamron hall. good to see you both. >> hey, guys! >> good morning. >> we're a work in progress here. good to see you, rosemary and chris. and coming up on a wednesday here, why doctors are now turning to an american who survived his own battle with ebola for help treating a journalist now infected with the virus. also ahead, oscar winner jennifer lawrence speaks out for the first time about those intimate photos stolen from her
icloud account. why she says it's not a scandal, it's a crime. >> we've got those stories, plus, the legendary lineup of fleetwood mac together again. we'll catch up with that band as they gear up for tomorrow's big concert on our plaza. >> that and more when we see you here on "today." rosemary and chris? >> looking forward to it. thanks, guys. >> all right, see you soon. >> take care. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> just about 15 minutes away from sunrise, and we're seeing the clouds overnight quickly clear. a live view from center city. just a few scattered clouds and no rain right now. it's 63 in the city. humidity's at 84%, but that number comes way down. as the wind picks up, we'll see the last clouds disappear, we'll see gusty winds this afternoon. this is the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. a nice, clear start. and the clearing took place north and west first, and that's where we're seeing some of the cooler temperatures in lower bucks county, in the low 60s for
lovett town and langhorne. doylestown has dropped into the 50s this morning. that's 57 degrees and falling in perkasie and quakertown. still could go lower. the coldest part of the day is just after sunrise. the driest time of the day for us is, well, right now, actually, because those storms from last night have moved out. big storms in new england. but we will stay dry for the rest of the day with lots of sunshine. the temperatures will climb into the 70s this afternoon. but there is some cooler weather ahead, and you'll start to feel it tonight. so, enjoy the 70s while they're here. plenty of sunshine this afternoon, gusty winds will be out of the west gusting to 30 miles an hour later today. tomorrow, a cooler start, 40s in the morning, 67 in the afternoon. but bright, sunny skies for thursday. should start with some sunshine on friday, but clouds will be building. there's a chance of some showers friday, late friday, especially in delaware and south jersey. and then some steadier rainfall to start with on saturday. it might taper off later on
saturday and then return on sunday with a high of 63, and still a chance of a shower to start monday off. but look at the warm-up ahead for tuesday, 78 degrees with sunny skies. the rain not a problem for drivers anymore at this hour, but there are some accidents out there already. >> nbc 10's jillian mele has had her work cut out for her this morning. jillian, what's going on? >> we're following an accident out of the north wales area this morning. for drivers in montgomery county, dekalb pike, 202 blocked off on the southbound side. this traffic getting by is northbound. all southbound lanes are blocked as a result of that mult vehicle accident. so, go ahead and take 309 or swedesburg road, depending where you need to go. either one will be just fine. this accident cleared off the vine street expressway, westbound approaching 76. initially it was blocking the left lane and then was moved over to the shoulder and really caused a backup in the area, but that has also started to quiet down a little bit. willow grove, york road at tur wood road, an accident. mass transit is on or close to
schedule. chris? 6:50 now. experts from all over the country will be in philadelphia today focusing on ebola and enterovirus d-68. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in center city. jesse? >> reporter: i'm nbc 10's monique braxton live in norristown. coming up after the break, we'll tell you what testimony jurors may hear as the case is about to go to the jury involving a man who's accused of killing a grandmother and her baby granddaughter. more after the break. my one word to describe ac would be laid back. relaxing getaway fun unique beautiful serenity shenanigans refreshing shopping surprising happy place you know what i mean? i want to say friendly. exhilarating adventure the boardwalk #nosleep it's a great weekend. there is so much to do here. it's so great to have it so close.
over philadelphia. here is a live look at the moon. you can see why they call it a blood moon. this happens right when the moon is closest in its orbit to the earth, so that's why it looks so huge. it's actually practically the size of the supermoon. the last time we saw a blood moon from a full lunar eclipse is back in april, and i did some checking. this is the second blood moon in a series of four. they happen about every six months, so we'll see the next one next year in april. we do expect this blood moon to last until shortly after 7:00 this morning, so you still have a few minutes to check it out. five minutes until 7:00. later today we expect an update from police on the manhunt for eric frein, now in its 26th day. he's the man wanted for the murder of a pennsylvania state troop trooper. earlier this week, police searched and abandon resort in stroud township and found a cabin recently lived in. its rooms had plastic covering the windows, ceilings with covered with air fresheners and the walls were plastered with newspaper articles. no word on what those articles were about. searchers also found a letter written by frein detailing the shooting of two state troopers
on september 12th in pike county and his escape. happening today, philadelphia is ground zero today for discussions on ebola and enterovirus d-68. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in center city, where there was a last-minute change of plans for this annual conference on infectious diseases. >> reporter: chris, they've added discussions about the ebola outbreak and the enterovirus d-68. i've made arrangements to talk to one of the attendees. he hasn't made it here yet, but i have been on the phone. he is a specialist from the university of pittsburgh who consults with the white house. he's on his way over to us and we'll bring you his comments during the cut-ins in the "today" show. but the first session starts in just a couple of minutes, and this conference wraps up on sunday. and of course, the big news, the five new cases the state of new jersey's reporting with evd-68, five cases, one in camden, new jersey. live in center city, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. today in montgomery county, jury deliberations could begin in the trial of the man accused
of murdering a 10-month-old baby and her grandmother. nbc 10's monique braxton is live outside of the county courthouse in norristown. monique? >> reporter: rosemary, raghunandan yandamuri is representing himself, but he does have an adviser. in about two hours here at this courthouse, he's going to try to convince jurors that he's not a desperate killer with a gambling debt. take a look at the man who's been behind several surprises over the last couple days. taking the stand in his own defense, yandamuri told jurors police forced him to confess to fatally stabbing a 61-year-old king of prussia grandmother and suffocating her 10-month-old granddaughter. an a five-day search in which he assisted, the baby was found dead in the apartment building. prosecutors say the 28-year-old had planned to kidnap the baby and hold her for ransom to pay off several thousand dollars in a gambling debt, but yandamuri says two men who robbed him are the real killers. now, this morning, jurors will hear closing arguments. it is expected yandamuri will say the real killers forced him
to type those ransom notes, demanding cash for the baby's return. now, we're going to be here when the proceedings begin and we'll also have the outcome of the jury's verdict. live in norristown, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. two minutes before 7:00 and we still have this accident in the north wales area on decekal pike. traffic blocked off right now at swedesburg road. this is the southbound side right here, and no traffic can access southbound. some of that northbound traffic is able to get by intermittently, but we still have a delay in both directions as you approach the stopped traffic and then, of course, the closure point. and it looks like some traffic is being diverted around that scene right now, so you can take route 309 to get around it. that will be just fine. the ben franklin bridge is stacking up. heavy volume on the westbound side as drivers make their way into philadelphia. it's completely at a crawl right now from camden into philadelphia. the rest of the bridges looking pretty good. we do have some normal volume, though. 76 at south street, slow moving
in both directions. 76, normal volume out there. westbound is heavy at south street. eastbound right near montgomery drive and both directions near the conshohocken curve. if your travels take you on mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> storms came through overnight and now we're seeing the tail end of that system with just some scattered clouds. this is the view from the comcast center in center city. and the temperatures, well, they're going to be climbing into the 70s, but you won't see any more rain. the storms are now in new england. we've dried out quickly. the temperatures are going to be held back today by a steady wind, which is already gusting to more than 20 miles an hour in the pocono mountains. it's a steady wind at 13 miles an hour in the city with temperatures in the 60s right now. so, a cool, breezy start at the bus stop. 50s and 60s with lots of sunshine. >> all right, bill, thanks. the "today" show is next. we'll can back with local updates in about 30 minutes from now. >> and just remember, you can always check nbc10.com
throughout your day for the latest information. that's going to do it for us. have a good one. good morning. breaking overnight. nbc news has learned the american photo journalist battling ebola will receive an emergency blood donation from content brantly, the american doctor who survived the virus. we're live at the hospital. tragic crash. a plane being used to fight a raging california wildfire goes down near yosemite, killing the pilot. investigators now racing to the scene. shocking scandal. police called to the home of "7th heaven" star stephen collins overnight after getting a report of gunshots inside after the actor allegedly confessed to molesting three girls during a therapy session with his