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>> man! >> she would use a jet engine, if it would be allowed to heat things up. it is cold outside. temperatures are dropping right now into the 20s and 30s. and there's still a little bit of a breeze blowing to make it feel even colder. right now, philadelphia and northeast philly at the airport, 39 degrees. 39 in wilmington. millville is 38 degrees. down to 35 degrees in allentown. we have mostly clear skies. we'll get sunshine, and it will be up before 7:00, now that we're on standard time. 39 degrees at 7:00. the temperature will be up by 9:00, 49 degrees. and 57 degrees and still climbing at lunchtime today. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in less than ten minutes. but first, let's start with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry, find out how the roads are doing this monday morning. hey, katy. >> hi, bill. first, i have a beautiful shot of that early sunrise you were just talking about, if you can look in the distance. this is a shot in chester county, route 202 right near paoli pike where volume is building, but it's not
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accounting for any issues, delays or accidents on that stretch of 202. a few accidents to tell you about. this is on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound, right past norristown. if you're headed in that area, the accident is off to the shoulder, but the vehicle is facing the wrong direction. so, it might be a little alarming to see that, but crews are out there trying to get that cleaned up. we also have an accident in montgomery county, bryn athyn, cathedral road right at huntingdon pike. it's been out there for a little bit and i just checked, it's still there. so, be aware of that if you're headed in that area. also, we are following things in new jersey, route 42 right at creek road. headlights are going northbound up to the area bridges in center city, philadelphia. no issues to report in new jersey or delaware. we are following breaking news in a philadelphia neighborhood where police believe a woman has been abducted. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in germantown. matt, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, tracy, police are still investigating this case and the concern right now is that this woman may be in danger. she is 22 years old and her name
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is carlicia freeland-gaither. police say she was last seen at about 9:40 last night in the 100 block of west coulter street. in fact, we have new video of that location. she was reportedly seen being forced into a dark-colored car, and the vehicle's driver side rear window was broken during the incident. that glass, we could see, is still scattered on the street. now, the 22-year-old was last seen in a light blue jean jacket, a gray and white sweater, blue jeans and tan and green shoes. she was also carrying a black backpack. so, philadelphia police are calling this suspicious and believe that she may have been taken against her will. if you have any information, police want to hear from you this morning. live in germantown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. we are also following more breaking news. skyforce10 over bucks county, bristol, bucks county. we're working to find out what caused this fire. several tractor-trailers on fire in bristol. the trucks were behind a locked gate, and this is what it looked like just a few minutes ago. and you can see the flames.
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now here's a live picture from skyforce10. you can see the flames are now out. still a lot of smoke. crews on the scene. we're working and making calls to find out what caused the fire. we'll bring you that as soon as we get it. and new from overnight, police in montgomery county are investigating a crash after an suv slammed into a utility pole. this happened on haverford road near andover road in lower merion. officers say the driver lost control of his suv, hitting the pole there and then snapped, the pole snapped. that person was not hurt. also new from overnight, investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire at this apartment building in north philadelphia. this started just after 11:00 last night on north camac street. everyone was able to make it out safely. it is 6:03 right now. now to "decision 2014." in a final push for votes over the weekend, the candidates for pennsylvania governor had some big names campaigning for them. governor corbett was joined by new jersey governor chris christie at a rally in bucks
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county, where christie called him a tough competitor. >> he's a tough competitor. he's made taxes even lower in pennsylvania. he's made regulation even lower in pennsylvania. he's stolen more jobs from new jersey while he's been governor. >> governor christie has made at least four visits to pennsylvania recently to support corbett. and thousands came to a tom wolf rally at temple university, including president obama. the president touted wolf's experience as a businessman, saying he will handle the economy better than corbett. >> he knows how to create jobs here in pennsylvania. he's done it. and now he's running because he believes that if you work hard in this state, if you work hard in this country, you should share in the country's success. >> if wolf beats corbett tomorrow, it would be the first time a pennsylvania governor lost re-election since 1970. happening today, again, the final push to get political supporters to the polls on election day.
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this off-year voting cycle includes several important races, though, including the pennsylvania governor's race. nbc 10's jesse gary joins us now with more on that. >> both governor tom corbett and his democrat challenger, tom wolf, have spent months and a lot of money drawing sharp contrast between them. but with one day to go, the challenger enjoys a double-digit lead. polling numbers and votes are not the same thing, so both sides are pushing hard to make sure their core voters turn out tomorrow. and nationally, both political parties would love to have one of their own in the governor's mansion in harrisburg, especially democrats who fear losing both houses of congress. >> pennsylvania is a swing vote. so, to have a democratic governor in place at the time of the presidential election is huge for the democratic party. >> and that is why both president barack obama and first lady michelle obama have made campaign stops in pennsylvania to support tom wolf. all of this could be a moot point if voters do not show all
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the the polls. i'm researching that and we'll have more on that coming up in about 30 minutes, guys. >> all right, jesse. and you can count on nbc 10 for early returns, reaction and live reports starting at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. nbc 10's keith jones is covering the corbett campaign in pittsburgh. lu ann cahn will be in york with the wolf campaign. we'll also have crews covering the big races in new jersey and delaware. you can learn more about the candidates and the issues that will be decided on our website, nbc10.com. and this morning, a civil trial is set to begin against a former professor at the university of pennsylvania who beat his wife to death. rafael robb killed his wife as she was wrapping christmas presents inside their king of prussia home in december of 2006. he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and is in prison right now. ellen robb's family wants her estate compensated and money provided to the couple's daughter. the daughter, who is now in college, will testify during the civil trial. turning now to the atlantic city casino crisis. taj mahal workers are set to march on city hall later this morning. they want mayor don guardian to
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reconsider granting concessions that the casino says are necessary in order to stay open. about 1,000 workers have signed a petition calling on guardian and other officials to do everything possible to keep the taj open. the casino has threatened to close in december if it doesn't get an aid package from the government. and not surprisingly, a new report shows atlantic county has one of the highest unemployment rates of met politan areas in the country. the unemployment rate is highest for metropolitan areas east of the rocky mountains. four casinos in atlantic city have closed this year, leaving about 10,000 people out of work. if you take septa to work, you should have a normal commute this morning. the transit agency and the largest workers union hammered out an agreement late friday, avoiding a strike threatened for today. the new contract includes a 5% raise for workers over two years. it is expected to be officially ratified on friday. charges have been upgraded against a delaware man after a
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pregnant woman he allegedly assaulted of died from her injuries. fernando flores is charged with manslaughter. the victim gave birth to a baby girl before she died. at last check, the infant was listed in critical but stable condition. flores was arrested in october on the 19th, following a domestic dispute with paola delgado-polanco at the waterford trailer park on samantha circle in bear. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> getting ready for sunrise, which is coming up in less than half an hour. we will see lots of sunshine today, but it is a cold start this morning. the temperatures are still falling. there is less wind, but it's not completely calm, so still, it's going to be a chilly start to the morning. it's this afternoon that be be warmer with bright sunshine. we'll see temperatures about ten degrees warmer than yesterday. this morning it is colder by about five degrees. 35 in allentown, 30s also for northeast philadelphia and atlantic city, but look how clear it is. this is the view from the
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marquis de lafayette hotel in cape may. bright sunshine at the shore and the pocono mountains getting ready for some sunshine, too. this is the view from the french manor. you can see the wind is still blowing the trees just a little bit. the wind has not completely died down. there is a 14-mile-an-hour wind in the pocono mountains and in philadelphia. that's enough to make it feel like it's in the 20s. the windchill 26 degrees for mt. pocono. not a whole lot warmer feeling in philadelphia. 31, also 31 the windchill for trenton. sunshine, yes. we have high clouds moving through the area. they're blowing through. and a few more will blow in this afternoon. you can see them to the north. but we'll still see lots of sunshine. and the temperatures, 50 degrees this afternoon for mt. pocono. upper 50s for reading and allentown will be up to 56 degrees. plenty of sunshine for trenton, northeast philadelphia and doylestown. a few high clouds, a little bit breezy at the shore. atlantic city, a high of 58. also up to 58 in vineland and near 60 degrees for dover. sunny skies, 60s this afternoon for philadelphia, west chester a
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high of 56, and 58 in glassboro. there is warmer weather on the way, but also tracking some rain, too. when i come back in less than ten minutes, the full seven-day forecast. 6:10 now. in that 6:00 hour, volume starts to ramp up, and also we have an accident out there. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zachry's watching it all. >> all the accidents that we have have since cleared. so, let me tell you about them. there was an accident on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound right past norristown. in the last few minutes, that has cleared. i was also watching some downed wires in bryn mawr, south bryn mawr avenue at county line road, but in the last minutes, those have cleared. so, hey, that's good news. i like when i don't have a lot to report to you. a live look at 309, the expanse of 309 looks great. this is a beautiful shot right at susquehanna road. and we love it, right, that the sun rise is an hour earlier. just gets you out of bed and out the door. so, for new jersey drivers in mt. laurel, a live look at route 73 right at i-295. before i came out here to give you this report, i saw there was
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a new accident in bucks county, in quakertown. i'll have those details in a few minutes. >> all right, katy. gone but not soon forgotten. a terminally ill 29-year-old woman reignites the debate on assisted dying. and another milestone is reached at new york's ground zero. we're live in new york on the big move that's happening this morning.
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with a cup of dunkin's new dark roast coffee. it is an agonizing waiting game for one hawaiian town. the lava advancing on the big island has stalled for now. volcano monitors say rain has reduced the smoke that's coming from the lava flow, but it probably won't last. lava's been spilling down the flank of kilauea volcano toward the northeast since june. at least 50 homes there remain on alert to potentially evacuate because of possible fires and the smoke.
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just about 6:15. in a symbolic moment for new york city's recovery since 9/11, the first employees at one world trade center will begin moving in today. and nbc's katherine craig is live for us in new york city. katherine, tell us more. >> reporter: well, tracy, we'll be seeing the ceo of conde nast arrive here in just a few hours, arriving the south entrance here of one world trade. and the sun is just coming up. it's really looking majestic, if you will, one world trade. and floors 20 through 44, that is where conde nast will be moving in today. about 175 employees will be moving in to new offices, starting their work day. and many describe this, as you said, symbolic, also significant. conde nast, in fact, plans a lengthy stay here. it runs a number of magazines. "vogue" magazine will take over floor 25. "vanity fair" will be on floor 44. moving trucks brought in office supplies, furniture earlier this month, and conde nast will eventually bring in 2,300
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employees. they're moving in from times square to one world trade, and conde nast had something to say about this. in a statement, it said it is proud "to be part of this important moment of renewal for the city of new york. as the first major media company committed to relocating downtown and as the first tenants in one world trade center, we are excited about contributing to the vitality of this community for years to come." it's not just conde nast taking over 1 million square feet of space, but so many other companies. you have kids creative, it's an advertising agency, also, van tone services, bnb group legends hospitality, wakefield, a construction company here. lots of companies in the coming months moving in here to one world trade, and it is a long time coming, as so many people have said. back to you. >> all right, katherine. the 29-year-old who fought for the right to die with dignity is dead. brittany maynard, who had incurable brain cancer, died after taking a lethal medication prescribed by a doctor in
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oregon. a spokesman says maynard was surrounded by family and friends when she took the drugs. she moved to portland from california, a state that does not have aid in dying laws. maynard was a week shy of her 30th birthday. deer danger. now is the time when drivers should be extra cautious on the roads. according to "the press of atlantic city," it is the peak of breeding season, which means deer are more active and they search for a mate. it's especially true in atlantic, ocean and burlington counties, which were among the top five counties in that state for deer-related insurance claims. breeding season runs through mid-december. >> got to watch out for the deer. got to watch out for other cars, frankly. when she last came on, katy was telling us a new accident just came into the system. >> let's find out. >> speaking of deer, there's an accident in quakertown on west end boulevard because that driver, unfortunately, hit a deer. so, that's tying things up there. i'll show you a map in a few minutes of that area when i see you, but first, for drivers on 422, this is the eastbound side.
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looking good. not a lot of volume to report. we know that's going to change in even the next few minutes, but this is near oak. so, free and clear of any issues there. in bristol, there is a car fire we were reporting on throughout the morning. skyforce10 was over the scene. it's clyde waite drive right near hayes boulevard. police have asked that you avoid the area. it's in a confined, gated area, but still, there's a lot of fire activity out there. so just avoid that area. looking at drive times, typical trouble spots throughout the region. 95, 76 and 476. but green lights in all directions. and drive times are looking good as well. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> november 3rd, and it feels like it. temperatures have really dropped this morning under mostly clear skies. this is the view from the comcast center in center city. we will see sunshine today. high cloudiness will not prevent the temperatures from climbing. but right now, 39 degrees. feels like 31 at philadelphia international with a wind at 14
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miles an hour. it's a lighter wind atop of the aramark building in center city, flags are blowing, but nowhere near as strong as yesterday. 30s. look at all the 30s this morning. it is a cold one. chadsport is 37, 37 in westtown, downingtown is 38 degrees, and 39 right now in phoenixville and chester springs. a cold start, a blustery day yesterday. the winds not as strong today. but even with a jentle breeze, it makes it feel like it's below freezing right now in trenton, northeast philadelphia and millville. also they're in the 30s as far as windchills to start with. we are clear, dry, and the next few days will be completely dry. later this week, that changes. but before any wet weather moves in, we'll see the temperatures climb, and that warming trend starts this afternoon. highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. that's about ten degrees warmer than yesterday. much less windy. winds out of the west-northwest to 15 miles an hour today. tomorrow, look at the warm-up after a morning that won't be as
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cold tomorrow. 44 to start with, 65 in the afternoon. beautiful sunshine on tuesday will start to fade a high of 66 degrees. and then, wet weather on the way for wednesday night, thursday and into thursday night. by thursday afternoon, we should be drying out, 58 degrees on friday. but then we will be dry this weekend and colder. morning temperatures right around the 40-degree mark and high temperatures near 50 for both saturday and sunday. >> all right, bill, thanks. 20 minutes past 6:00 and we're following breaking news this morning. an abduction investigation is going on right now in the germantown neighborhood. in ten minutes, we'll have the latest on what nbc 10's matt delucia found out. he's live on scene. also -- >> the first month or so, i really checked out, and it just felt important to totally focus on her and on family. >> she's back! savannah guthrie returns to the "today" show. we get a look at her special time off with baby val.
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it is 6:24. look at that beautiful sunrise. and if you're wondering why the sun is up at 6:24, well, you probably didn't change your clock. you probably have to do that right now. and if you're wondering why it's freezing out there, well, it might be in some places. bill henley will tell us exactly where. well, this week, we're expected to learn the cause of death for a whale that washed up on the banks of the maurice river in cumberland county. the whale was taken to a landfill in commercial township. experts believe starvation or possibly a virus could be to blame. and good morning. i'm katy zachry with a look at your monday morning traffic. a live look at 95 right near cottman avenue. a lot of brake lights as you head southbound towards center city, philadelphia. coming up, i'll have a look at your drive times between woodhaven and the vine. i'm also watching an accident in bucks county for drivers in
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quakertown. it's on south west end boulevard at edge mont avenue. i'll have all that, but first, let's look live at the beautiful sunrise from our cape may camera. bill, it's going to be a nice day, right? >> it will turn out to be a nice day, but bundle up this morning. it is cold outside with the clear skies. you can see from the marquis de lafayette hotel, temperatures have come down. we're running three to five degrees colder than yesterday morning for this area. a cold start at the bus stop, the burbs in the 30 city 31 deg with. we are one day away from election day. voters will head to the polls for the midterm elections. jesse gary has details on the final push to get out the vote. >> that's right, and they need a final push, because if you look historically at what voters have done in off-year elections. we'll talk more about that in a bit. and the eagles won the war, but did they lose two of their generals? we'll have an update on the status of quarterback nick foles and linebacker demeco ryans.
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a woman abducted. we're following this breaking news this morning in the germantown neighborhood of philadelphia. we'll have a live update. and you'd better bundle up. we're off to a cold start. even up here in the comcast tower where this shot is taken, probably especially there, but a warm-up is on the way. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. a warm-up is on the way, but it's 38 degrees right now. let's get an update with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's still falling right now. we're just three minutes from sunrise this morning. we will see a lot of sunshine, leading to a warmer day, but this morning it's colder. all that wind yesterday blew in the colder air, and we can feel it, even with the sun coming up now. that's a live view from cape may, a little sunshine on the way. the temperatures will be climbing. right now it's three degrees
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colder in philadelphia compared to yesterday, which has us at 39 degrees. mt. holly and reading both at 40 degrees right now, until you factor in the wind, then it feels like it is in the 30s in virtually all of the locations this morning. sunny skies. 47 at 9:00, 56 at lunchtime and 60 degrees later this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in less than ten minutes. but right now, let's check in with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. how's it looking out there, katy? >> hi, bill. if 95 southbound is a part of your morning commute, then be prepared to slow down. take a look at this shot right now. you can see brake lights headed south towards center city, philadelphia, right near the betsy ross bridge. your drive times on 95 south between woodhaven and the vine creeping up. it was 22 minutes just before i came out here. now it's 25 minutes. so, that's incrementally going up. and i'll keep you posted in the next few minutes about how that's changing. a live look right now at the ben franklin bridge. there was eastbound side some construction in the right-hand lane that was affecting traffic, but of course, in the westbound
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side we have some long-term construction taking out the two right lanes. so, just be aware of that if you're headed over the ben franklin bridge at midspan. an accident for bucks county drivers in quakertown, south west end boulevard right at edge mont avenue. a vehicle hit a deer. they're in the process of clearing that vehicle from the roadway. and also in bucks county, bristol. there is a multivehicle fire involving tractor-trailers. it's in an industrial park, but police are saying to avoid the area near hayes boulevard. we're following breaking news this morning. philadelphia police are looking for a missing woman who they believe has been abducted. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in germantown. matt, what have you learned this morning? >> reporter: well, vai, we've been making calls on this all morning. what we can tell you right now is that philadelphia police are still investigating this case, and the concern right now is that this woman may be in danger. we have a photo of her for you, 22-year-old carlicia freeland-at freeland-gaither.
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police say she was last seen around 9:40 last night on coulter street. we have video of that location. she was reportedly being seen forced into a dark-colored vehicle and the vehicle's driver's side rear window was broken during the incident. that glass was scattered on the street when we went out there. the 22-year-old was last seen wearing a light blue jean jacket, a gray and white sweater, blue jeans and tan and green shoes. she was also carrying a black backpack. philadelphia police are calling this suspicious right now. they believe she may have been taken against her will. if you have any information, police want to hear from you. live in germantown this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. it is 6:32. happening today in philadelphia, the lawyers for two men charged in that deadly building collapse in center city will be in court to decide if they're ready to go to trial. griffin campbell and sean benschop are both charged with murder. a tentative trial date has been set for september 2015. it was june of 2013 when a wall of the building under demolition at 22nd and market streets collapsed on to the salvation
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army thrift store, killing six people. benschop was operating heavy machinery at the time. griffin was the demolition contractor. this morning, the man accused of abducting and raping a woman in rittenhouse square is expected to be in court. police say you could see the suspect approach the victim in this surveillance video from this past summer. milton garcia's facing more than a dozen charges. investigators say he raped the woman and then stole her phone and keys. he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing. and new from overnight, police in montgomery county are trying to determine what caused a driver to crash into a utility pole. this happened along haverford road near andover road in lower merion, just after 12:30 this morning. officers say the driver lost control of the suv, hitting the pole, which then snapped. that person was not hurt. the road was shut down while crews cleared the scene. and also new from overnight, a fire ripped through an apartment building in north philadelphia. this started just after 11:00 last night on north camac street. everyone did make it out safely. investigators are still trying
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to figure out what caused the fire. happening today, it's a final push to get voters to the polls on election day. one of the biggest races that we're watching this morning is, of course, the battle for pennsylvania governor. nbc 10's jesse gary joins us live. jesse, the polls still have tom wolf leading, but both candidates are still working hard to get out the vote. >> that is exactly right, tracy, because as you know, if you watched elections, you've run for office, poells don't win elections, votes win elections. the two top issues for pennsylvania voters this november, education funding and tax reform, but neither is expected to send people to the polls in droves. in fact, historically, voter turnout for an off-year democratic election for governor in this state has only topped 40% once, and that one time, ed rendell was on the ballot. veteran election watchers say the name isn't as important as the act of participating in democracy. >> these elected representatives make decisions that impact your everyday life -- taxes, education spending.
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and you should have a voice in those representatives who are making the decisions. >> in pennsylvania, you will not need voter i.d. unless this is your first time casting a ballot. now, the polls open at 7:00 in pennsylvania and delaware. new jersey will be 6:00 in the morning. and tomorrow's election will decide control of congress for the next two years. a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows 46% of likely voters want republicans in charge of congress. 45% want democrats. early voting is up over the last midterm election 2010. according to the "associated press," more than 16 million ballots have already been cast in 31 states. and you can count on nbc 10 for early returns, reaction and live reports. join us starting at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. nbc 10's keith jones will be covering the corbett camp in pittsburgh. lu ann cahn will be in york with the wolf campaign. we will also have crews covering the big races in new jersey and delaware. and you can learn more about the candidates and the issues on our website, nbc10.com.
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a team win came at the expense of two huge losses for the eagles yesterday. quarterback nick foles will have an mri today to find out just how badly he broke his collar bone during yesterday's win over the houston texans. foals left the game at the end of the first quarter after getting slammed to the ground on his non throwing shoulder on that play. he's expected to miss at least a month. mark sanchez, meanwhile, took over, and he threw two touchdowns. he had two interceptions, but it was a good win for the eagles. the eagles also lost a key player on defense. defensive captain, linebacker demeco ryans is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his achilles tendon. now, he suffered that same injury four years ago on the same field when he played then for the texans. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a cold one this morning. the sun is up, the temperatures are about to reach their coldest point of the day. cold morning, but it is less windy. we will see bright sunshine, and
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that's going to lead to a warmer day today. it's a warming trend that starts today. yesterday we were stuck in the 40s. this morning, 40 degrees even for reading, northeast philadelphia and philadelphia international at 39 degrees. and it's 45 in cape may. nice and mild there. but the pocono mountains, cold with readings in the 20s to start with. this is a view from the lake wallenpaupack area. you can see scattered clouds on the horizon. those clouds will be with us on and off during the day today. still get enough sunshine to warm things up. the wind 14 miles an hour mt. pocono and philadelphia international. most of the rest of the area, it's a little lighter, but much less wind than yesterday. it's just enough of a breeze this morning to make it feel like it's in the low 30s for wilmington to philadelphia, millville and trenton. 20s the windchill right now for allentown. there are the high clouds that we saw in the live pictures. those will move through the area, but there are more waiting off to the north. you'll see some scattered, high clouds during the day. but we'll still get a nice
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warm-up this afternoon. 50 for mt. pocono, middle 50s for allentown and quakertown. sunshine will warm doylestown to 56 degrees. northeast philadelphia 60, and mt. holly 59. a little bit breezy at the shore. cape may 57 degrees. upper 50s for vineland and dover, and plenty of sunshine for west chester, chester and glassboro, 50s today, but we're talking 60s for tomorrow. a nice warming trend that will continue into midweek. got the details and the timing when i come back in less than ten minutes with a full seven-day forecast. >> all right, bill, see you in a few minutes. it's 6:38 right now. let's update you on your ride to work this monday. >> here's katy zachry in the first alert traffic center. good morning, katy. >> good morning. we are following that accident up in quakertown for drivers, but they are in the process of clearing that. no other accidents to report at this time. this is a live look at 476. the blue route right near the exit for route 30. i actually think our camera just changed in the last few minutes as i was coming to you, because we did have a disabled vehicle on the shoulder that had just
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cleared. so, penndot was probably moving the camera to get you a shot of the congestion, and we are seeing a lot of congestion, a lot of volume building on the area roadways. looking at new jersey, average speeds on 295, the 42 freeway and the turnpike in the 50s and the 60s, which is looking good at this hour, because on the 42 freeway right where it meets up with 55, right before the area bridges, you can see speeds are in the 40s and then go down to the 30s right before you hit the area bridges as you're headed towards center city, philadelphia. when i see you in a bit, we'll take a live look at the ben franklin bridge. but right now, all of your bridges are free and clear of any issues. and the speed limit is being lowered in chesterfield. that's where a school bus and a dump truck crashed, killing a little girl. plus, new information this morning about the virgin galactic spaceship that broke up in flight.
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nearly 6:45, and we're following breaking news out of new york. air france canceled a flight from jfk airport that was headed to paris because of some type of threat. the flight was scheduled to leave just before midnight last night, and it's not clear right now what exactly the type of threat it was. when police learned about the threat, they swept the plane and they found nothing wrong and the flight was canceled anyway. we have new information this morning about plans for the intersection in burlington county where a child was killed in a school bus accident. the speed limit at old york road and county line road 528 in chesterfield township will be reduced from 45 to 35 miles an hour. it was back in february 2012 when a dump truck and a school bus collided. the crash killed 11-year-old isabelle tezsla and injured more than a dozen others. that intersection was changed into a traffic circle earlier this year. we're learning new information about the case of whooping cough that was
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confirmed at a montgomery county high school. school officials say the student at wissahickon high school is a sophomore, and other students may have been exposed. the case was confirmed on friday by health officials. whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is highly contagious and causes violent coughing. this is the second case at the school since the month of september. and police in south jersey are looking for three men that teamed up to distract a woman and rob her home. this happened thursday afternoon on elmer street. this happened in franklinville. police say a man knocked on the victim's door, said he was a tree-cutting service and took her to her backyard. that's when the other suspects went inside the home and they removed a safe. this is a sketch of one of the suspects. the men were last seen taking off in a newer model white chevy traverse suv. happening today, classes are expected to resume more than a week after that deadly school shooting in washington state. police say 15-year-old jalylen fryberg opened fire inside a
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cafeteria on october 24th. four people have now died, including fryberg. two victims are still in the hospital. they are the suspect's cousins. students will not be allowed to use the cafeteria where the shooting happened. police in california say they have made multiple arrests in connection with a hit-and-run that killed three teenagers on halloween. investigators are expected to hold a briefing later today. we'll find out more. the crash happened in santa ana on friday night. 13-year-old twin sisters and a 13-year-old friend were struck and killed while out trick or treating. and family, friends and the community will remember longtime boston mayor tom menino today. thousands showed up yesterday in the rain and snow to honor the 71-year-old. his funeral will be held today. he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, just after leaving office. he was the city's longest serving mayor. the nurse who challenged maine's ebola quarantine and won says she had no other option. kaci hickox defied the quarantine twice last week and even went on a bike ride, as you
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see here. she said she had to fight for the rights of other medical workers who are trying to control the ebola outbreak in west africa. and a new poll shows more than seven in ten americans support mandatory quarantines for health workers who have treated ebola patients, even if they have no symptoms. 71% of those surveyed said the workers should be subject to a 21-day quarantine. we have new information this morning about the virgin galactic spaceship that broke up in flight over the mojave desert. a function that slows the descent failed on command. investigators say it will be a long time before they can determine exactly what causeth the aircraft to break apart. >> we'll be looking at training issues, we'll be looking at was there pressure to continue testing. we'll be looking at safety culture. we'll be looking at the design, the procedure. we've got many, many issues to look into much more extensively.
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>> virgin galactic was performing test flights ahead of plans to some day fly passengers miles above the earth. we have new information about that snowstorm in maine. right now more than 100,000 homes and businesses there are without power because of the winter weather. up to a foot of snow fell across central maine yesterday. some relief is on the way. it is supposed to warm up in maine as it is here later today. and the postal service has released the deadlines to mail your holiday packages to make sure they get where they need to go on time. for first class international mail and priority international mail, december 2nd is your deadline. first class and priority packages within the u.s. should be ready to go by december 20th. the busiest mailing day for the holiday cards and packages is expected to be december 15th. it's 6:47 right now. you may want to double-check your lotto tickets, because $2 billion in lottery winnings went unclaimed last year. most of the tickets only worth a couple of bucks, but there are some tickets worth thousands, even $1 million that are never turned in.
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now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> well, people will be turning up the heat this morning. it is a cold start. clear skies overnight, and the temperatures have dropped. but we're starting to see some sunshine now. this is the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. just a few high clouds moving through. 39 degrees at philadelphia international. and the wind is at 14 miles an hour. so, a feels-like 31 degrees, a bit chilly. you can see the flags are moving around a little bit on boathouse row. not as strong a wind as what we saw yesterday. we will see sunshine and the temperatures have actually started to warm up after the morning. the low's 38 degrees in pottstown, 37 in wrightstown. but parts of south jerry back up to 40 for camden and audubon. haddonfield is 39 degrees, but cherry hill now 41 degrees and climbing. we'll see sunshine today, but this is what we're in for later in the week. you see clouds moving through the midwest. that will bring us some rain for thursday.
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but for today, the next few days, it's going to be nice and dry. nothing more than a few high clouds blowing through the area today. so, lots of sunshine, a few high clouds, temperatures running about ten degrees warmer than yesterday with much less wind. the wind will be up to 15 miles an hour. tomorrow not as cold in the morning, 44 degrees. 65 tomorrow afternoon. plenty of sunshine for tuesday will fade, though, on wednesday. 66 wednesday. then here comes rain for thursday and into friday. friday morning will see some showers. by friday afternoon, we'll be drying out. and then this weekend, the temperatures are coming back down. temperatures in the morning near 40 degrees saturday and sunday with a high both days near 50. we are following breaking news in kensington right now. this is just in. skyforce10 is above the scene. we are told two people have been found unconscious because of some type of gas. right now we're working to find out what kind of gas it is. we're working to find out their conditions. we're told it is not carbon monoxide. hazmat crews are on the scene.
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we'll bring you more information as soon as we get it. we've got just about a little bit of everything out there. we've got a hit deer, we've got construction on the bridge, and then of course, it's just 6:00. >> when volume builds. let's get an update from first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> so, the good news this morning is every time there's been an issue, an accident or a disabled vehicle, it's been corrected within 15 minutes, a half hour. so, that's good, because, and hence, in quakertown, bucks county, we are following an accident over the last half hour on south west end boulevard, but that's since cleared. so, that's good news for drivers there. also in bucks county, not a cleared situation. you should avoid this area, keep clear of this area in bristol, clyde waite drive right near hayes boulevard. there is an industrial park where there are several tractor-trailers on fire. a lot of emergency vehicles there. so, just avoid the area. a live look right now at 76 right at spring garden. take a look at your drive times on 76 between the vine and the blue route, about 24, 22 minutes in both directions.
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and that drive time has been creeping up as i've been watching it. for delaware drivers, a live look now at 495 right at philadelphia pike. when i see you in a few minutes, we'll take a look up in the lehigh valley. and i'm jesse gary keeping an eye on the big elections tomorr tomorrow, both in new jersey and pennsylvania. everything you need to know coming up.
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at 6:54, we're following breaking news in kensington this morning. skyforce10 is above the scene here where two people were knocked unconscious because of some type of gas. right now we are working to find out what kind of gas it is, although we're told that it's not carbon monoxide. not carbon monoxide. hazmat crews are on the scene,
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as you see here, and we'll bring you information. we're making calls. i'm matt delucia live in germantown, where philadelphia police are investigating a possible abduction. this is an abduction of a 22-year-old woman. her neighboring is carlicia freeland-gaither. police say she was last seen about 9:40 last night on west coulter street. there is video of that location. she was seen being forced into a dark-colored vehicle, and the driver's side rear window was broken during the incident. so, police are calling this suspicious. they believe that she may be in danger. and police, along with northwest detectives are investigating the case this morning. live in germantown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. i'm jesse gary. tomorrow voters will head to the polls for the midterm elections. one of the big races we're keeping an eye on for you is the pennsylvania governor's race. the democrat challenger has a double-digit lead heading into the final day of campaigning, but that in and of itself won't
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win the top job in harrisburg. histor historically, voter turnout is below 40% for the gubernatorial election, so both sides will push to get the vote out. democrats not wanting to fumble the lead, republicans hoping to steal one at the gun. polls open at 7:00 here in pennsylvania and delaware, 6:00 a.m. in new jersey. and you can count on nbc 10 for early returns, reaction and live reports starting at 8:00 tomorrow evening. nbc 10's keith jones will be covering the corbett camp in pittsburgh. lu ann cahn will be in york with the wolf camp. we'll also have reporters covering the races in new jersey and delaware. and i'm katy zachry with a look at your traffic this monday morning. if you're driving on 95, we have a number of disabled vehicles that have moved over to the shoulder, one near cottman avenue, another near the walt wittm whitman bridge. finally, on the northbound side near bridge street, you can see emergency vehicles are out there. fortunately, it's another tying anything up on 95 northbound right as you pass bridge street, but a lot of congestion to
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report on 95 and many of our area roadways. a live look for new jersey drivers at the 42 freeway. this is right at creek road in belmar, where you can see the headlights are headed toward the area bridges and center city, philadelphia. fortunately, no accidents to report on 42 or 55 or 295 in new jersey. and for our drivers up in the lehigh valley, a live look at 78 right at route 22. a lot of cars on the road, but no issues to report out there. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> sure is nice to see the sun before 7:00 in the morning, and we've got it now that we're back on sweet standard time. i enjoy it more in the morning than people do in the afternoon. 60s to start with is what we'll see this afternoon, but this morning we are in the 20s and 30s. that's the view from lake wallenpaupack this morning. skyforce10 is in the air. a beautiful morning for a flight, just some scattered clouds. you can see the sun falling on the city and the temperatures that fell overnight are starting to creep up a bit.
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bright, sunny skies in cape may. the view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. scattered clouds visible in all of these pictures, but they won't last. they'll be blowing through the area today. 39 degrees right now in philadelphia. that's three degrees chillier than yesterday. and factor in that light wind at 7 miles an hour. it makes it feel like it is 34 degrees in the city. and there's plenty of chill in the air around the area. 36 in allentown. at one point this morning, allentown had dropped into the 20s. it's 39 and climbing now in millville. wilmington is up to 40 degrees. and northeast philadelphia was in the 30s, now 41 degrees at the airport there. trenton is still at 38 degrees, but we will see the numbers climb. just a little bit of a breeze. trenton feels like freezing right now. 33 the windchill. and in wilmington, 32. right at the freezing mark for millville, and it feels like 20s still in allentown and the pocono mountains with the wind blowing. but at the bus stop this morning, the sunshine will be bright, and you'll have to layer
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up. but other than that, much less wind than we saw yesterday. at times yesterday, the winds were gusting to 45 miles an hour. sunshine, a few high clouds, 47 degrees. a nice rebound at 9:00. by lunchtime, we'll be up to 56. and then 60 degrees later today. and if that's not warm enough for you -- >> yes? >> -- stand by, because it goes even warmer tomorrow. >> okay! >> more ties with election day. look at that, so nice. 44 in the morning, 65 in the afternoon. it's still mild on wednesday. there are clouds building on wednesday, and that will lead to rain wednesday night. and on thursday now, it looks like there is a potential for some heavy rain, especially later in the day on thursday. thursday afternoon we'll top out at 63 degrees, but then the rain will bring the temperatures down as we go into friday. and there will still be some rain clouds first thing on friday. it's later in the day that we could see some breaks in the rain clouds and get little bit of sunshine before sunshine returns for the weekend. >> did y'all take advantage of
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your extra hour of sleep? >> oh, yeah. >> good, good. tod "today" show's up next. we'll see you for updates in 25 minutes. >> or any time at nbc10.com. >> let's turn them back again. good morning. breaking overnight, brittany maynard, the terminally ill woman who decided to end her own life has died. up and down the east coast, 100,000 without power. dylan is on the scene and al will tell us if more is on the way. what went wrong? did human error cause that virgin galactic space plane to break apart in mid air, killing the pilot and leaving the co-pilot seriously injured? sir richard branson joins us for