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where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. ranked highest in customer satisfaction. ikea kitchens. >> announcer: this is "nbc10 news." 5:30, extra screenings and a rapid response. this morning, the government is taking new steps to protect people as anotherer. is diagnosed with the ebola virus. we are live from dallas with new information about the latest patient. plus details on what local leaders are doing here to prepare. and get ready for a wet ride to work. look at the radar. with the "first alert" weather team tracking rain, moving through the area, moving out. it's been coming down all night. this morning, we can still see a few downpours. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema.
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let's get right to meteorologist bill hen and the "first alert" forecast. >> good morning. we're watching the last showers moving through the area right now. pushing off to the north. some areas have dried out. for most of those, you'll stay dry. more of those, center city. there are a few showers moving through portions of northeast philadelphia. it's not very heavy rain. it's light rainfall there. and the rain farther to the east and to the trenton area, that's starting to lighten up as well. and the heavier showers push to the northeast. rain is going to end this morning. we'll get some breaks of sunshine and we're watching the temperatures which are right now in the 60s. about 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. 66 degrees in philadelphia. a nice mild start and a mild day. just a few scattered showers off to the northeast at 7:00. we'll get breaks in the clouds and 65. by lunchtime, 70 degrees and
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climbing. the neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast when i come back, first, jillian mele has traffic. >> this just in, all lanes are blocked at 76 eastbound past montgomery drive and girard avenue. we have confirmed a vehicle on its side. you can see all of the police activity rushing to the scene. all lanes were blocked. no lanes of traffic are getting by on 70, eastbound right now, westbound side, you'll notice we'll have one lane blocked because of police activity there. we just got word of this accident and police just got to the scene literally two or three minutes ago. again, a vehicle on its side, 76 eastbound, past montgomery drive. all lanes are blocked right now. we will stay on top of this and get more information and bring it to you as soon as we get it, vai. and today, officials are taking steps to prevent the spread of ebola. four more airports will begin screening passengers. and the cdc says it has a newly
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created response team. and today director of cdc will testify on capitol hill. andal this morning, amber vinson, the latest diagnosed with ebola has arrived in atlanta. vinson treated ebola victim thomas eric duncan who died a few days ago. that's where nbc10's chris cato is live for us. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, vai, good morning from dallas. 75 worker, are being monitored at this hospital. workers who cared for thomas eric duncan. the hospital made an unusual move telling the employees they're welcome to stay at the hospital in private isolation rooms if they're concerned about potentially transmit anything virus to hospital and friends. and the hospital also told the workers to be, quote, good citizens and avoid using public transportation. we flew into the airport that
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vinson made that fateful trip out of cleveland. it's interesting people are just now hearing the news that she had actually flown with that elevated temperature. interestingly, dfw is not one of the five airports where passengers from west africa are being screened for signs in illness. however, we did talk to some travelers who said they actually saw tsa agents there yesterday, pulling people aside and asking them if they were feeling well. >> there were a couple of people that got questioned about, you know, they wanted to know how long you've been sick, where have you traveled. that kind of thing. so, again, i haven't seen that in the past. >> i think about it. and i don't want it to happen but life is tenuous at best. and i don't want to stop flying because of that. >> reporter: that woman there had just blown to dallas from philadelphia where she was visiting family. there's a lot happening on the
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story today that we're staying on top of. one thing, the director, the clinical chief of this hospital is actually send something testimony to congress today. a congressional committee looking into what happened with the ebola outbreak. and in that statement, he's apologizing for the first time, admitting that the hospital made a mistake when it misdiagnosed thomas duncan, the first person who contracted ebola in liberia and then flew into the u.s. admitting that mistake in a congressional hearing today. so we're watching that. and also coming up at 6:00, we'll show you how the cdc is also admitting that it dropped the ball in terms of how it handled amber vinson's flight to cleveland. live in dallas, chris cato, "nbc10 news." and today, four more major international airports will start taking extra precautions, screening passengers for the ebola virus. they include washington dulles, chicago o'hare, atlanta hartsfield-jackson and newark. and jfk started on sunday.
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and at philadelphia airport it will be a briefing about the protocol for travelers. also happening here, ebola will be the focus of hearings that begins today at philadelphia city hall. philadelphia councilmembers will discuss the city's readiness to handle ebola cases. meantime, the new jersey health department says there are three new cases of enterovirus z-68 since last week. you'll member a 4-year-old from mercer county died of the virus a few weeks ago. you can learn more about ebola and enterovirus d-68. you will find detailed information on how the virus is spread and warning signs. three things to stay on top of today. >> first, the search for a pair of girls who attacked a student here temple university campus. it happened yesterday near 13th street near oxford. police tell us that a temple student was walking to her car when a teenage girl came up from behind and punched her in the back of the head. the victim did not seek medical
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attention. temple will not issue a text or alert about the incident. also, a police man hunt in the poconos for eric 14 is taxing people. and the police are spending extra money on overtime and manpower and equipment. vice president joe biden will be in philadelphia later today at penn's landing this afternoon to tour a dredging barge. and deliver a speech there. nbc to's monique braxton will have more on that. and a case of poor sportsmanship taken to a whole new level. and it's all over ebola. we'll tell you what happened on a high school soccer field that some say went a little too far. bill. >> vai, you don't have to go far to see the rain come to an end. it's already halted in most of the city locations. center city still has clouds overhead. and it's 65 degrees, right now, at 5:37.
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in cases of rape,pposes aborin cases of incest,ions. and in cases where the mother's health is in danger. no woman should be forced to carry a pregnancy from a rape. mario scavello sponsored a bill to force women to have unnecessary and invasive ultrasounds. it's horrifying. women need to know that mario scavello wants to stand between them and their doctors in making decisions that aren't his to make.
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5:39, we have breaking news. jillian physicfirst told us abo problem on 76. >> closed eastbound exactly where? >> just past montgomery drive. it's where all lanes are blocked awe. we have concerns of one vehicle involved. and one vehicle on its side as a result of this accident. you can see the activity on the westbound side. also one lane is blocked just because of the response to this accident. and you can see drivers just sitting here right now. traffic is not moving. it is completely at a standstill. this is what it's looking like approaching that scene. this is actually the exit for montgomery drive. you can see all of these drivers trying to get off the highway on to montgomery driver so that's going to be a problem because that exit is going to be backed up. 76 is already backed up. eastbound, all lanes are blocked past montgomery drive.
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you can take mlk drive, kelly drive, to get around it. we will keep you updated. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. still track some showers in the area, the heavier rainfall now moving into north jersey. just some scattered showers in southern jersey. and just a half hour ago, we detected lightning in the maurice river area. the rain has ended there. just a few scattered showers in atlantic county. off to the north and west, berks county, 4 inches of rain in some spots. for berks and lehigh counties. and breaks of sunshine, it won't clear out completely, but we'll get sunshine, 1:00 this afternoon. and then late this afternoon, we could see a few more scattered showers but nothing like the rainfall we've been through. there is some wet weather for today, but dry weather ahead. we've got the seven-day when i
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come back. first, the first lady, and now the vice president. nbc10's monique braxton has the details. another high-profile visit to the area. >> reporter: he's not coming to campaign, but in a way he is, he's talking about improving the infrastructure and how important that is to the obama administration. a preview after the break.
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with tom corbett, things keep getting worse. september 16th. budget deficits force pennsylvania to borrow $1.5 billion dollars just to keep the lights on. three days later, pennsylvania's unemployment rate goes up for the second straight month. under tom corbett, we've fallen from 9th to 47th in job creation. and on september 25th, pennsylvania's credit is downgraded for the fifth time in two years. why would we give tom corbett four more years?
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we're following this breaking news on 76. all lanes are blocked right now on the eastbound side, just past montgomery drive. we are told that this accident involves an overturned vehicle. we also just got new information in the last few minutes from chuck on our assignment desk who says a vehicle flipped over after hitting the barrier. the driver of that vehicle is trapped under the car. crews are working to get the victim out. no condition on the victim just yet. all lanes are blocked because of this massive response from this accident. and what you're noticing on your screen right now, you see to the right side, the headlights. that's actually vehicling turns around off the of the highway to exit off montgomery drive. it's unclear if officials are telling them to do this or they're doing this on their own. this is definitely a situation changing. we have really big delays on 76.
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i'll show you those delays coming up in just a few minutes. jillian, thank you. a quick look at things happening across the country. lawmakers on capitol hill will hear testimony on the ebola crisis from the director of the cdc. the house oversight committee says it wants to determine if the agency has a handle on the outbreak. millions of people will take cover as part of a worldwide earthquake drill. it's called "the great shakeout." 1500 people have registered for the trial, mostly at schools. emergency crews are urging people to take part at 10:15 this morning. and apple is expected to announce a new version of its ipad, apple, as usual, will not confirm that. today's announcement is scheduled to take place at 1:00 this afternoon. preparing for the v.p. vice president joe biden will visit philadelphia to highlight
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the importance of the roads, bridges and other infrastructure. nbc10's monique braxton is live at penn's landing where the vice president will speak. what do we know? >> reporter: we know his message will be it's important to invest in the country's infrastructure. he's going to be joined by senator casey, and they're going to be touring a dredging barge. we went to one agency that's maintained a visible roadside presence in the five-county area. they're going to talk about infrastructures projects. when motorists hit the roads, whether highways or improvements you see penndot improvements under way. officials tell us, changes to the infrastructure never stop. >> at this point in time, we have over $1 billion worth of active construction work taking place in the five-county philadelphia region. we have 113 projects preparing roadways, building new bridges. you can see it on major corridors, such as i-95, four projects under construction for
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$500 million, total total value. >> reporter: the obama administration has made changes to the infrastructure, a key component of the nation's agenda. we'll working to bring you more on what to expect in the v.p. when he comes to penn's landing later this afternoon. harrisburg police are trying to find the gunman who attacked two pennsylvania lawmakers just blocks from the capitol. police say marty flynn and ryan bizarro escaped injury late tuesday night. investigators say when the armed man tried to hold them up, flynn drew a licensed handgun and exchanged gunfire with the gunman. no one was hit. representative flynn is a former prison guard from the scranton area. students at lehigh valley high school say a friendly soccer rivalry turned into
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bullying after players on one team kept using the ebola outbreak to trash talk the opponent. students say it happened between north hampton and nazareth high school. according to a nazareth player worth in west africa players on the north hampton team teased him throughout the game saying he had ebola or his parents were infected. the north hampton school district is now investigating. students at nazareth say it was mean spirited. >> i heard them say ebola and the parents. one of the players walking out of the stadium said he had ebola and our coach yelled at hem. >> i can assure you that the district taking all of these accusations seriously. >> meantime, two coaches at northampton resigned. this morning, it's unclear why. >> announcer: now time for your
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"first alert" forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> the rain is coming to an end, it's drying out in center city. but downpours in the area, airport, 66 degrees. running a little chillier this morning but compared to normal for this time of year which is in the 40s, we're about 20 degrees above normal this morning. the rain has ended at cape may. that's a live view, still puddles around. there's a flood advisory for lehigh county. look at the clearing that's happening. the rain is coming to an end. and that back edge of the rainfall, it's quickly moving through the area. as far as the steadier rainfall that's way offshore and moving into new jersey. but look to the west, you can see some showers into western pennsylvania. that's a possibility for us late this afternoon. after we get some sunshine. clouds, sunshine, and temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s. not as warm as yesterday. we saw a high of 77 degrees
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yesterday afternoon. winds will be lighter out of the south-southwest. tomorrow, completely dry, nice and sunny. 55, a little schooler in the morning, 71 degrees in the afternoon. saturday, that same chill in the morning for the shredder event but skies will be sunny, a little breezy during the day on saturday and again on sunday. but the temperatures tumble. 45 sunday morning. you're going to have to bundle up the first thing, 57 degrees sunday afternoon. and then monday, chill stays with sunshine, but here come the clouds again for tuesday and wednesday with the chance of more wet weather. >> 76 and the schuylkill, of course is a major artery to philadelphia. >> it's just down because of a serious accident. last word, jillian mele is getting information that the person involved in the accident was trapped under the flipped over car, right, jillian? >> that's right. an overturned vehicle on its side, 76 eastbound just past
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montgomery drive as you approach girard avenue. all lanes blocked in this area. police have this shut down. police are actually the ones we are told turning the drivers around on 76 eastbound. just a few minutes ago i saw cars turning around and exiting on montgomery drive exit. just gettinging to the scene right now, let me step out of the way to get a good look at the scene. we have police out there, fire crews it scene. tow trucks out there as well. it's a little difficult to see exactly because it's still dark out but it appears that this is that vehicle that i mentioned is on its side right now. skyforce just getting there. and these are the images that i've seen, ahead of the response, all of the response out there as well. and you can see the delay we're dealing with on 76 eastbound. those are the vehicles stuck just sitting there. as i mentioned some of the vehicles have been turned
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around. and crews are trying to force everybody off montgomery drive because that's the closest exit. and that's where people can exit. unfortunately, it is backed up. it's backed off of that exit. kelly drive and mlk drive there, the ultimate, but they're also backed up. that's the exit from 76 eastbound on to montgomery drive. and you can see everybody exiting right now, wherever you are going, if you're taking 76, just be warned, it is closed. you can take kelly or mlk, we will stay on top of this but, tracy, as you can see as skyforce keeps going we have a challenging morning. >> wow. we've all seen new york's famous ice rink at 30 rock, now philadelphia is about to get a brand-new place to skate. the rockman institute ice rink at dilworth park will open friday november 15th, right outside of city hall. it will be open seven days a week until february 27th. including the holidays. the park has an 11,000 square foot programmable fountain.
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when the weather gets here that will be shut down and replaced by the ice rink. >> this rink is going to be very affordable for everyone. admission will be just $3 for children ages 10 and under, $4 for adults with an $8 skate rental for those who don't have their own ice skates. >> if you don't know how to ice skate, there will be lessons available. better care for veterans. the state facility that just opened in the area to care for wounded and sick service men and women.
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good morning, i'm jillian mele we continue to follow this breaking news. 76 eastbound is shut down just past montgomery driver because of a very serious accident. i'm going to have more information. >> $170 million to help people out of work. the u.s. department of labor announced the grant. the jobs that focused on health care, the group will work with local employer including children's hospital of philadelphia, nationwide health
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care services and several local nursing homes. bucks, chester and philadelphia will benefit so will new caster county in delaware. >> our county-by-county coverage. we're talking about laid off casino workers in atlantic county. thousands have lost their jobs today. atlantic care medical center will unveil a new program to assist those laid off employees. the hospital network will also send $500,000 to six charitable organizations that serve southeastern new jersey. and today in delaware county people looking to work can head to the 2014 access to jobs expo. the division county transportation association is behind that event. dozens of potential employers will be at the springfield country club between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 this afternoon. a new veterans outpatient center is now opening in chester county. the coatesville va medical center cut a ribbon on its
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center yesterday offering diagnostic services. you're watching "nbc10 news." "nbc10 news" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. >> announcer: nbc10 breaking news. just about 6:00, we begin with breaking news. an accident is causing a major traffic jam on i-fix. the eastbound lanes are at a standstill right now. we'll have the details on ultimate roads that you can take. ebola outbreak as a second nurse being treated for ebola now. many are questioning the federal government's response to the nation's first ebola victim. chris cato is live in dallas. tracking developments there. and heavy rain fell off and on during the early morning hours. this is what it looks like at city center a few hours ago. >> and now a live look at center city. we're getting the showers out of here. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. let's get to "first alert"
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meteorologist bill hen with an update on what's going on. >> we're still seeing clouds in the area, and much of the region has seen rain coming to an end and it will be ending in the refusal of the area this more than. that's a nice view from the add venue aquarium. a myself improved view. a chance of showers to start with this morning, but not all day long. we're going to see the rain quickly move out of here. you can see the rain is pushing off to the northeast right now. just scattered lighter showers moving through burlington county where they were seeing heavier rainfall earlier and cape may is drying out and delaware is nice and dry. clouds are overhead. at the bus stop, temperatures in the 60s with clouds to start with but breaks of sunshine during the day. jillian mele is watching traffic. hey, jillian. >> we have new information, bill. chuck on our assignment desk has been very busy trying to gather information about the accident on 76. we did find out this is a fatal accint