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nbc 10 news starts now. >> another athlete comes forward in an alleged hazing incident that ended the season for a new jersey football team. this as the high school plans to show its support for the victim. a multi-car crash sends at least one person to the hospital. police are still searching for the driver they say is responsible, and just wait until you hear how old he is. a cool, crisp morning on this sun and no rain in sight. perfect for football weather, and the link will be packed this evening when the eagles take on the giants. good morning. this is nbc 10 today. i'm rosemary conners. brittney shipp is tracking the chilly temperatures outside. and for folks headed to the game
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tonight, they'll definitely want to layer up just a bit, right? >> that's right, because our daytime highs today are going to stay below average, and it's also a nighttime game, so expect temperatures to stay in the high 50s by the time kickoff rolls around. you can see a big improvement from what we saw this time yesterday. we'll see a lot more sunshine today. temperatures and conditions will stay dry for us. and here's a live look at the link. we have a frost advisory in the poconos from 4:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. i'll let you know what to expect for the rest of the day, and as we head back to work, it's all coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast. new from overnight, philadelphia police are investigating a shooting in east german town. it happened on the 2000 block of maderi avenue. a man was shot in the leg. responding officers took the man to einstein medical center. no word on a suspect or a motive in the shooting. philadelphia police are
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investigating another shooting in the city's belmont neighborhood. this happened just before 12:30 on north 42nd street. a 42-year-old man was shot several times in the leg here. he is in stable condition. so far, no arrests. today in central new jersey, a vigil will take place for the alleged victims in a scandal involving football players. the event is scheduled for 6:00 tonight across the street from the high school in middlesex county. a seventh student has surrendered to face sex crime charges in the hazing scandal. prosecutors say freshman team members were hazed and harassed by upper classmen and that some of the attacks were sexual in nature. the defendants range from 15 to 17 years old. the school's entire football season has been cancelled. the infectious disease conference at the pennsylvania convention center will wrap up. experts from across the country
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have been gathered here since wednesday. they talked about treating and preventing a wide range of diseases with a focus on ebola and enterovirus d68. new york's jfk airport is now screening passengers arriving from west african countries that have been affected by the ebola outbreak. the customs and border patrol released these photos yesterday of agents at work. they're using no-touch thermometers to take the temperature of the passengers from liberia, sierra leone and guinea. these screenings will add an extra layer of protection against a disease that has already killed more than 4,000 people. next week, the stepped up screenings will begin at other major international hubs including washington dulles, chicago o'hare, atlanta, and newark. philadelphia international is not included in this list because there are no flights from west africa. the nbc cameraman being treated for ebola continues to show modest improvement. doctors at the nebraska medical
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center where he is being treated say that he is still very weak, but his condition has improved since friday. he is receiving an experimental drug and iv fluids. he was infected while working in liberia. you can count on nbc 10 and nbc10.com for complete coverage of the ebola outbreak. right now on our website, you'll find new developments on the spread of the virus as well as answers to your health questions. this weekend there's an effort in our area to help people in liberia, one of the countries most affected by the outbreak. yesterday, donations and supplies poured in to the church in philadelphia. monique braxton was there and spoke to some people personally affected by the ebola crisis. >> reporter: lisa hopkins is one of 300 volunteers we saw packing donated items for liberians impacted by the deadly ebola virus. but for hopkins this is more than an outreach event. it's personal. her mother was from liberia. >> we lost an uncle august 28th.
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not so much with ebola, but the complications he got from respiratory failure and none of the medical clinics had oxygen to keep him alive. so that's why i'm here. >> reporter: hopkins also says she's overwhelmed by this response, knowing the donors can't imagine how her family is living in the midst of the ebola outbreak. >> all the schools have been shut down, so the children can't go to school. my aunt and my cousins have to go to work. they have to wear layers of clothing and gloves. >> reporter: our camera was rolling when nonperishable food and cleaning products began arriving. >> sickness anywhere is a threat to health everywhere. as the continent of africa goes, so goes the african diaspara. as a person of faith, wherever there is hurting, we have to bring healing. >> reporter: melvin payne is a missionary that travels to africa two to four times a year. any special precautions you'll take going to a country where
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thousands have died from ebola? >> the precaution that we take and we believe in is first prayer, because we know that our lord and savior will be the one that will keep us whole and keep us from all types of harm. >> reporter: he has partnered with the mission, and monday boxes will be shipped to a school in liberia. monique braxton, nbc 10 news. it was a three-car crash caused by an underaged driver. that's according to philadelphia police who responded to the scene of the crash at 19th street. witnesses told police that a young boy was behind the wheel of a white sudan when he hit another car. he then allegedly rammed into a parked car and nearly plowed into an apartment building. police are still looking for the boy who ran from the scene along with several passengers. a woman inside the other car was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries. another underaged driver in lehigh county is accused of stealing a car, then causing a crash and fleeing from police. the crash happened around 11:00
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yesterday morning at the intersection of airport road and race street. police located the 14-year-old driver and the car just before 2:00 yesterday afternoon and bridge and front streets. they tried to speak with him, but they say he took off, crashed into a building before being arrested. the trouble keeps coming for acme supermarkets. two scores in our area are closing. both stores are in bucks county. acme says 130 employees work at both stores, but they're hoping to find them new jobs at nearby locations. the stores will close on november 13th. this news comes after acme reported a data breach just two weeks ago. the countdown is on for the most anticipated eagles game of the season so far. the birds will take on the giants on "sunday night football" right here on nbc 10. the "sunday night football" bus will arrive at xfinity live a little bit later on today at 3:30 this afternoon. fans will be able to tour the bus right up until game time at
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830. yesterday football lovers snapped selfies on the selfie couch with head shots of some of their favorite players. they also got an up close look at the vince lombardi trophy. matt do lucia will have more coming up in our next half-hour. you can count on nbc 10 for complete coverage of the eagles-giants face-off tonight. kickoff is at 8:20, and after the match-up, catch an extensive postgame show. we'll have live interviews with the players, the coach, and a whole lot more. that's all right here on nbc 10. coming up, stolen by burglars and missing for months, this morning we have a happy ending for a local woman who lost her pet pomeranian over the summer. how the two were finally reunited. and first lady michelle obama joins the campaign trail in the race for governor in pennsylvania. we'll tell you when and where she will visit our area this week.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> here is a live look outside, you can see the flags blowing in the breeze. but the wind really isn't going to be a factor today. we're just dealing with cooler temperatures. take a look. we're in the mid to upper 40 this is the region. it will climb into the 50s. we will get a little bit more sun today. mix of sun and clouds. britney will have much more coming up in the seven-day forecast. arson is suspected in a fire in westville gloucester county. the blaze broke out just after 7:00 last night on edgewater avenue. the building used to house a printing company, but it's been vacant for years. a stolen dog is back in her owner's arms this morning. chih chih was stolen by two men during a burglary in july in north philadelphia. they were caught on this
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surveillance video walking the dog away from the house, along with a tv and an xbox. earlier this week, a woman came forward to police saying she found the dog, but it turned out that after checking the microchip, it was not chichi. this weekend, the owner got another call and this time she was happy to be reunited with her little dog. she went to thank the man who found her pet. >> it's tough, like i didn't know what to do and i had to lay low because i didn't know if the people who had her were mad enough to hurt her. >> the dog be licking on my son and he wanted to go to sleep with my son, so it's going to be real sad for my son. i can't even think of a way to tell him without him crying. >> they can always visit the dog. henry collins there owns the mecca unisex salon. he says he bought the dog from a temple student who said he was moving. then he saw the story of the stolen dog and realized that candy was actually chichi.
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police are still looking for the two burglars in this case. a face-off in ferguson. protesters and police face to face as days of protests continue in the small missouri town. the latest show of solidarity for the family of michael brown. and it's a cold start to the morning. even close to freezing in some areas. i'll let you know what to expect as we head into the rest of your sunday. that's coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast.
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eventually destroy isil is a long-term effort. this is difficult. it is complicated. >> hagel made some comments in santiago, chile, where he met that country's president. he is on a six-day trip in south america. later this morning on "meet the press," an exclusive interview with susan rice. she'll discuss the battle with isis and what's next in the u.s. response. that's this morning at 10:30 right here on nbc 10. this weekend marks 180 days since hundreds of nigerian girls were abducted from their school by islamic militants. in nigeria's capital, the sad milestone was marked by a candle light procession. some girls escaped from their captors, but more than 200 girls are still missing and are believed to be held by a militant group known as boko haram. the islamists offered a prisoner swap to release the girls last may, but the proposal was
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rejected by the government. a so-called weekend of resistance is under way in missouri to protest the shooting of michael brown back in august. marchers rallied just outside of busch stadium in st. louis where the cardinals hosted a playoff game this weekend. police and protesters also faced off in nearby ferguson, missouri, where brown was killed. authorities say the demonstrations this weekend have so far been peaceful. >> officers on bikes riding through the crowd. that's the message. let's all be respectful of everybody. >> at this point, i'm a little at peace. i'm not angry. i mean, you know, upset maybe. >> michael brown was not armed when he was shot to death by a ferguson police officer, darren wilson. a grand jury continues to review evidence in that case. so far, no charges. out west, police have made an arrest in the case of a wildfire that devastated one northern california town.
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the fire raced through the lumber town of weed, destroying 150 structures, most of them homes. officers arrested 24-year-old ronald bo marshall for allegedly starting that fire. he's now being held on $250,000 bail. no word yet on a motive. now to decision 2014. one candidate hoping to be pennsylvania's next governor is getting the backing of the first lady. michelle obama will campaign in philadelphia this week for democratic candidate tom wolf. she'll appear in an event on wednesday at the dorothy emanuel recreation center in northwest philadelphia. wolf is hoping to unseat current pennsylvania governor tom corbett. election day is now just 23 days away. you can head to the polls on november 4th to cast your vote for pennsylvania's next governor. people across the country and in our area will honor fallen firefighters today. all pennsylvania and u.s. flags will fly at half staff from sunrise to sunset. more than 100 firefighters
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killed in the line of duty will be remembered at the national fallen firefighters memorial service tonight in maryland. this weekend, people in philadelphia found out how to get covered. an information session was held yesterday morning at temple university on the affordable care act. people learned what plans are available, how to enroll, and how to use the health care website. >> we really want to stress today that people understand the basics of it, but also know that there is affordable health care that is available to them and they get in-person assistance as well. >> open enrollment, by the way, begins in five weeks on november 15th. this morning, thousands of walkers will be raising money for the prevention and treatment of kidney disease. this is a live look at the art museum. a registration for the 13th annual philadelphia kidney walk will begin at 8:30. the walk then starts at 10:00. the event is expected to raise about $485,000. and the fourth annual walk for wishes will be held a little bit later this morning at the philadelphia zoo in support of
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children with life-threatening medical conditions. the walk benefits the make a wish foundation of philadelphia, northern delaware. that walk starts at 10:00 this morning. now your weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. it's a cold start to your sunday morning. some temperatures throughout our area close to freezing. and as we head into the rest of the morning, we will be slow to warm up, staying below average today. frost advisory in effect for parts of the poconos and we'll be talking about your eagles forecast as we head into the rest of tonight. there's a live look at the city skyline. an improvement from what we saw yesterday with all the rainfall and the clouds that lingered throughout most of the day. in philadelphia right now, mostly clear skies. our temperatures at 47 degrees. our humidity is at 83%. we're about six degrees cooler right now than this time yesterday. so a chilly start to the morning. take a look at the poconos. 33 degrees. 36 in allentown. 39 in pottstown.
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45 in westchester. 47 in philadelphia. our average overnight low is closer to 50 degrees. 45 currently in atlantic city, and then stone harbor at 50 degrees. this is the frost advisory, it's going to stay in effect until 8:00 a.m., and that's because temperatures dropping down in the low to mid 30s, so if you have any sensitive plants, hopefully move them inside. our radar shot shows that we're just showing a few clouds, a few thin clouds but it's mostly clear throughout most of our region. so right along the i-95 corridor, temperatures in the 40s. we'll see plenty of sunshine as we head into the rest of today, and so nice conditions expected for the eagles game. we'll see clouds increasing and also a slight chance of showers as we head into monday, which is columbus day. and then you'll notice the clouds continuing on and off throughout tuesday. another spotty chance of showers. our better chance of showers comes wednesday lingering into thursday. so you'll notice that we'll see an unsettled weather pattern as we head into next week. our temperatures today will range between 62 and 64.
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cold start, but more sunshine. your eagles forecast shows that we are going to stay in the 50s by 8:30. by 11:00 p.m., 56 degrees. still cool out. make sure you bring your eagles gear with you, you'll need it. a warming trend as we head back into next week with a chance of showers. today in philadelphia, the first ever old city fest. this is right in my neighborhood and organizers are already getting ready for the event. crews were out just a few hours ago shurting down roads, and some people were already setting up their tents. i actually had to divert my route into work because these roads were shut down. the first annual old city fest will feature shopping, live entertainment, food and design showcases. it runs from noon until 6:00 tonight. the competition for better coverage. a look at the latest option cell phone providers are considering to keep you from dropping a call and dropping them.
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ebola and enterovirus d68. just the latest outbreaks of disease that have caught the nation's attention. viruses spreading fear across our area. >> i'm jacqueline london for nbc 10 at issue. join me later today when a local doctor answers your questions about ebola and enterovirus. coming up this morning at 11:30 following "meet the press" only on nbc 10. ♪ ♪ hershey's spreads.
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can get. one feature that's being used a lot lately is wi-fi calling. nbc's mark barger shows us how it works. >> reporter: ever since cell phones first hit the market, wireless carriers have been competing to offer better coverage. >> can you hear me now? >> reporter: and whether you're in your basement or the middle of nowhere, zero bars can be frustrating. that's one reason t-mobile is making the push for wi-fi calls. >> wi-fi calling lets a phone user send and receive both phone calls and text messages, but they come over a wi-fi connection rather than a cellular connection. >> reporter: it's a feature t-mobile has offered since 2007, but now -- >> it's back in the spotlight because apple is now offering wi-fi calling as an option on the iphone 6. >> reporter: the feature is built in to t-mobile's newest pho phones. but keep in mind -- >> if you want to use wi-fi calling as a built-in feature, you do have to have both a phone and a wireless carrier that's supported. >> reporter: and more carriers
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are. sprint now offers it for some of their android powered devices. >> both at&t and verizon are planning to offer wi-fi calling sometime in 2015. >> reporter: the feature may hold appeal for customers in rural locales or areas plagued by spotty coverage. but wi-fi calling and texting could also help users save money on their wireless plans. >> it doesn't count against your text messaging allotment or your plan minutes. >> reporter: another reason wi-fi calling could connect with a bigger audience. do you have plans next saturday? how about heading down to the wells fargo center in south philly. the great shredder event is back. nbc 6 have teamed up with allstate to help you get rid of your unneeded documents. best of all, it is totally free. we hope to see you there. the big game is here. this morning, nbc 10's matt
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dolucia is helping us to count down to "sunday night football." >> all quiet in south philadelphia right now, but not for long. it's eagles-giants tonight on nbc 10. we're talking with fans coming right up. i'm happy we got the rain out of the way yesterday. now we'll see a little bit more sunshine. as the game takes place at 8:30, we will see chilly temperatures. the details coming up in my seven-day forecast. did you know enamel is your teeth's first line of defense? but daily eating and drinking can leave enamel rough and weak. introducing new colgate enamel health toothpaste its unique formula replenishes weak spots
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> the breaking news that we're following this morning. another ebola patient in the u.s. nbc 10 has just learned that a hospital worker at the texas hospital where an american patient was treated has tested positive for the disease. this as new york's jfk airport begins to test passengers flying in from west africa. and ready for primetime. we're live as eagles fans get ready for a "sunday night football" match-up against the new york giants. mother nature is certainly getting in the team spirit. here's a live look at lincoln financial field. the rain has moved out. and we should stay dry for the game. the tradeoff, though, is that we have much cooler temperatures. good morning, i'm rosemary conners. let's get right to that weekend weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. the rain