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area? >> colorado is getting the absolute brunt of this arctic air mass. we're kind of getting a piece of the edge of it. that's going to be cold enough an a big enough temperature drop that you're really going to notice it. we're already down into the 50s. we got up to 70 today. 58 in philadelphia, 47 in lancaster. at this time of night after getting to 70 degrees. georgetown, delaware, that's dropped about 10 degrees in the last couple of hours. and here is the drop that's going to be occurring over the next few hours, even by 9:00, 10:00, the wind chills will be in the 30s to the north and west. and by morning, it will be in the 30s across just about the entire area. and that's just the beginning. we'll see how low we're going to go and how long it's going to last with the seven-day in a few minutes. crews in reading are keeping a close eye on a brush fire burning atop mt. penn. they tell us the dry conditions
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aren't helping at all. right now the flames are near a quarry. authorities don't think they're in danger of spreading to any homes. developing story out of philadelphia's upper kensington neighborhood. police arrested a suspect in the robbery and sexual assault of a man. early sunday morning, a man followed the 18-year-old victim out of a restaurant on north 2nd street and to his home where he allegely robbed and assaulted him. investigators haven't said who was arrested. to another case, tonight police think it might be a case of murder. nbc 10 learning new details about a suspicious house fire and the woman and child whose bodies were found inside the burned home. a third person in the hospital with apparent stab wounds. >> the flames erupted this morning in atlantic county. investigate ares still there on the scene. nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg live in egg harbor city. you've been there all day. what's the latest? >> since we last saw you at 4:00, police have taken down
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most of the yellow tape from this street. you can see the house where the fire happened remains cordoned off as a crime scene after a day filled with grief. devastated loved ones converged on washington avenue in egg harbor city this morning, soon after learning a mother and her young son were dead inside this house after what police are calling a suspicious fire. >> they're suffering bad right now. >> reporter: sources tell nbc 10 the case is being handled as a homicide investigation and that the boy who died was just 7 years old. >> she was one of my best friends and her son was one of my daughter's best friends. she's very sad. >> the house was smoking and i seen them break in the windows. >> reporter: the fire broke out shortly after 8:00 a.m. police say a third person from the house, the woman's boyfriend, according to neighbors, was taken to the hospital. sources say 'peared to have suffered stab wounds. his car was towed away from the
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scene late this afternoon. >> he was telling investigators that somebody broke into the house. >> reporter: however, police say neighbors should not be fearful of additional crimes. soon into the investigation, sources told nbc 10 the blaze may have been deliberately set. >> to have this happen is very devastating. i just hope they catch the person that did this. >> reporter: back here live where authorities say they're not yet releasing the names of the people involved because they're working to officially identify the victims. police say that injured man who was taken to the hospital is in stable condition tonight. nobody has been charged or labeled a suspect. live in egg harbor city, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. i'm christine madella live in skyforce 10 over breaking news in northeast philadelphia. you can see this suv, this red suv crashed here. this is on woodhaven road on the eastbound side of woodhaven road
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near knight's road. emergency crews are responding. they are taking out the right-hand lane. you can expect delays. traffic is getting by on the left. reporting live in skyforce 10, christine madella, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, christine. he didn't say much but for the first time a man accused of kidnapping a woman off a philadelphia street was in a philadelphia courtroom. >> delvin barnes heard the charges against him today. nbc 10's rosemary connors was there as well. rosemary, what happened in court. >> reporter: delvin barnes, he requested that the court appoint him a public defender to represent him. that hhppened today. and the judge scheduled the next hearing. as we expected, the family of the victim, carlesha freeland-gaither, they were not here. it was a very brief court proceeding. but i did speak with carlesha's grandmother within the hour and she tells many he that ultimately when all of this is over, she hopes to see the suspect put away for life. wearing a dark green standard issued jump suit, 37-year-old delvin barnes appeared before a
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judge for the first time to face federal kidnapping charns in the abduction of 22-year-old carlesha freeland-gaither on november 2nd. it was this surveillance video of the attack in germantown that sparked a three-day manhunt. how confident are you about the prosecution's case against mr. barnes? >> i'm just not going to comment at this time. it's an ongoing investigation. >> reporter: in addition to the video, federal prosecutors may rely on these images to build their case. authorities say it's barnes at an atm in maryland using the victim's debit card. the feds aren't the only ones who want him behind bars. >> are you aware of the charges against him in virginia. >> the only thing we got todays with a complaint and warrant. i have no information about that. >> reporter: after he was captured in maryland one week ago, barn was brought to virginia where a warrant was out for his arrest in a separate abduction case. he's accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to murder a 16-year-old girl. this week, officials in virginia allowed the feds to take custody of barnes in order for the
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prosecution of 9 federal crimes in carlesha's case to be handled first. >> federal, state and local officials took a hard look at the two cases and decided together where it made sense to proceed first. of course number one on their list is where can we get this person more likely convicted. and a higher sentence of imprisonment. >> reporter: this is a former federal prosecutor at the courthouse in philadelphia. >> defendant is prosecuted in the federal system tend to face a higher certainty of conviction and a higher likelihood of significant punishment. >> reporter: now, as i mentioned, the judge today did schedule the next hearing. it's going to be on friday and it's a detention hearing. that means that the judge will decide then if the suspect in this case will be held without bail or if bail is gv'ted what the conditions of it are. reporting live outside of the federal courthouse, i'm rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. the man accused of dumping
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his estranged wife's corvette into the delaware river turned himself in to police today. john kramer's wife told nbc 10 he made good on his promise when he allegedly dumped the red corvette into the river monday. the woman said kramer sent her and their teenage daughter threatening texts, just moments before he did it. today kramer told our cameras why he ran away after allegedly ditching the car. >> i didn't realize i did anything wrong. i didn't know anybody was going to go in and get the car. i didn't want anybody to see me do it. >> kramer's estranged wife tells nbc 10 they are going through a divorce and that he was disgruntled at the protection from abuse order she had against him. kramer is facing several charges from monday's incident, including recklessly endangering another person. well, another big story tonight to tell you about ab a second act for showboat. the shuttered casino could find new life as a college campus. the announcement from richard stockton college came the same
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day new jersey's governor hosted a summit on the casino crisis. >> not everyone is happen by the plan. cydney long explains why. >> reporter: the purchase price is not known. but if stockton college graduates to the level of swiping up the failed showboat casino to transform hotel rooms into classrooms, one factor is certainp this they will be empty from paying property taxes. >> it will be a positive for atlantic city. we want stockton to grow and expand, clearly. again, anything that's going to add jobs and strengthen the economy is good. you realize when colleges take over things they don't pay taxes. >> reporter: it would add a layer of diversity in atlantic city. a campus could attract private developers, a plan that's been successful in new brunswick. >> i would like to see them open up the casinos, give people back their jobs. >> reporter: this business owner will feed college kids or whoever comes through her doors. she wants city and state leaders
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to consider major and minor entertainment options for families. >> roller skating, all kinds of games for the children. something.ç playground. a lot of properties could do that. >> reporter: from atlantic city, cydney long, nbc 10 news. here's some more background information about the richard stockton college of new jersey. the school has 8,500 students, locked in galloway township. the college opened in 1971. in 2004 it opened its campus at atlantic city's carnegie library center. new video of a suspect using a bloody syringe during a robbery. the victim told police she was placing an order inside eddie's restaurant when a suspect came up behind her, pointing a syringe at her and demanding money. the victim threw $200 at the
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suspect who then ran away. the woman was not hurt. it's been exactly two months now since an ambush at a pennsylvania state police barracks. today the blooming grove station re-opened to the public. the barracks had been partially shut down since investigators say eric frein opened fire the night of september 12th. frein led hundreds of officers on a manhunt for nearly seven weeks in the poconos. he's now facing several charges, including murder for corporal bryon dickson's death. state supreme court justice seamus mccaffrey retired after his role in sending and receiving e-mails was made public last month. kathleen kane says four of her employees have been fired. 11 others have been suspended without pay and two more could be fired. bizarre police investigation under way. plus, new action after a teacher is attacked and left
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lying motionless on the floor. we learned how often teachers are assaulted in philadelphia schools and who's trying to make sure it doesn't happen again. i'm tracking this cold blast heading our way. it's coming tonight. i'll tell you how low the temperatures will go and how long it will last. i'm also watching our next chance for rain. details ahead in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast.
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new at 6:00, surveillance video catching a robber in the act. philadelphia police believe the same woman has hit seven times since the beginning of october. she carries both a knife and a gun when she robs convenience stores. the woman also wears a gray hooded sweatshirt and sometimes covers her face with a mask. if you know who she is, you're asked to call philadelphia police. and police believe she has an accomplice, antoine burgess was spotted on surveillance video but has not been arrested. police say a man drove away with the victim stuck in his windshield. marcus ortega is facing several charges including leaving the scene of an accident, driving
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under the influence. ocean township police heard about someone driving erratically monday evening and an officer spotted ortega's car and saw a man halfway through the wind shield. that man, kenneth muller is in critical condition right now. three assaults in a month have the community's attention outside bartrum high school. >> mitch, you found on average there's an assault a day in philly schools? >> reporter: jim, absolutely. you're talking basically once every school day. all last year we're talking 250 aggravated assaults inside philly schools. and right here in southwest philly, at john bartrum high school, we're just talking about one school trying to break a reputation. >> this attack captured on camera turned into a rallying cry. it was written on this banner, let us build a better bartrum, articulated by the man in charge of that task, the principal, abdul mohammed. >> we are in a time of crisis
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but we're in a time of hope. a time ofç hope doesn't mean tt things immediately come. you see me, i stand in front of you, i say we're going to change this school. you expect greatness tomorrow. that's not what hope is. >> reporter: there's been outrage and passion before at bartrum high. in april, a group met to talk about this attack. councilman kenyatta johnson said this time things will change, they have to. >> i come from an era where we always did rallies and protests as a means to change. >> reporter: the administration said the solution isn't more security or cameras but better education and examples of how to behave in school. >> the thing it's missing is teaching students how to behave in school. letting them know that it's not okay to put their hands on another person. whether it be a student, teacher or substitute teacher. >> is that the school district's job? >> that's what it comes down to. >> when you get a reporting of something ha happened within
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this building, that was a student that had a need. was that need met? >> reporter: the principal here is a retired army captain. he said multiple times during that rally that students here need stability. he also said he will be here for years to come to provide it. we're live in southwest philadelphia, mitch blocker, nbc 10 news. >> thanks, mitch. philadelphia city council is looking at a way to save people a little bit of cash when it come to property taxes. there's a tax break for long-time home owners. city council wants to transfer that break to children who live in and inherit the family home. that's according to our partners at news works. the problem comes when the kids inherit their paul ryans home and find their taxes quadruple. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> the day started with widespread dense fog, then it got warm and now the colder air is coming in. it's arriving tonight, starting
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to feel it a little bit already, if you head outside. that cold spell will be a long one, an unusually long one for november. generally the weather is going up and down. it's going to be down, pretty much consistently for at least the next ten days. we're tracking rain also. barely warm enough for rain, a couple of times here. down to 58 dgrees in philadelphia. wind northwest at 14 miles an hour. we're 6 degrees colder than we were at this time yesterday. remember it got up to 70 yesterday, up to 70 today, too. it's cooling off, barely to 50, friday to 44 and by next friday, we may not even hit 40. so that's a long cold spell. right now we are 47 degrees in lancaster, 50s just about everywhere else. dover 54. close to 70 just a couple hours ago. we're 5 to 10 degrees colder than we were at this time yesterday.
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look back to the west. cleveland is 30 degrees colder than at this time yesterday. and that air is headed our way. that's pretty close, too. the wind direction right out of the northwest, big the colder air in. not as strong as it was an hour ago. we're not seeing the gusts anymore. but it's strong enough to bring that cold air from cleveland in. here it comes during the day thursday and friday and even colder saturday. now sunday and into monday, a brief warmup just in time for the next storm, making it warm enough for rain. and then the cold air comes back, large area of arctic air even coming into pennsylvania, arctic air in the middle of november. then look how cold the rest of this country is, as we go through next week and into the following weekend. we just don't have a break with this, any kind of significance, even when it rains on monday it will be a cold rain. tonight, turning much colder.
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38 for low in philadelphia. 30 for some of the suburbs, at least the wind is diminishing. tomorrow we're clouding up, it's a much colder day and some showers coming in at night. maybe changing over to some snow showers, especially in the poconos or other northern and western areas. highs near 50 degrees. it will be one of the warm days coming up. colder on friday, colder still on saturday. by sunday night it may be warm enough for rain in most of the area, monday should be warm enough for rain and then the real arctic blast comes in here tuesday and wednesday and through much of next week. >> a lot warmer than green bay on sun. i'm john çclark. why is mark sanchez having so much success in the red zone. we'll hear from him. ♪
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> i'm john clark, mark sanchez is one of the stars of the nfl this week. he won his first start as eagles quarterback. on social media this past weekend only three other players were mentioned more. it was the first time in mark's career he threw over 300 yards and had no turnovers. also, when nick foles was the quarterback the eagles were the worst team in the nfl in the red zone. these last two games with mark, the birds are perfect, seven touchdowns in seven trips to the red zone. >> the most important thing in the red zone for us, for any team, really, the throwing lanes get tighter. you have to remind the wide receivers as soon as they catch they have to run vertical. there's no side-to-side kind of stuff. you have to slice the defense and get up the field.
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>> darren sproles is the nfc special teams player of the week. he won two special teams awards and offensive player of the week in the same season. can you believe he's never made a pro bowl? hopefully this is the year.ç the bird face the packers sunday and aaron rodgers. he leads the nfc in tds. connor barwin, it's going to feel like it's in the teens on sunday in green bay. >> the cold, it hurts your fingers a little bit. you know what i mean? you have to stay warm. there's so much technology in the nfl with the heated benches and the jackets. you stay warm on the sidelines. on to college football. temple hasn't beaten penn state in 73 years. the owls haven't won any of the last 38 meetings. could this be the year? both teams are 5-4. so whoever wins will be bowl eligible. it's a homecoming for temple
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coach matt rolle. he played linebacker at happy valley under joe paterno. he's been back before but not as the opposing head coach. >> it feels the same, you know. it's all about this week. >> for me it's all about today and what we're getting done today. it feels about the same to me as any other game right now. >> i'm john clark. we are right back.
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well, we know the cold air is coming tonight. >> yes, we do. >> what about the next few month? s what kind of winter can we expect? i have that right after this. seven-day. look how cold that is. i've been busy preparing that outlook and it is on nbc10.com.ç and it's a pretty extreme forecast, actually. there are a lot of reasons for
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it. >> nbc10.com. for all of us here at nbc 10, i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfield. the news continues with "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. good night. on our broadcast tonight, touchdown, an amazing first for mankind. a spacecraft has landed on a comet in a mission ten years in the making. could help solve some of life's biggest mysteries. also, clearing the air down here. a surprise announcement of a history making deal between the u.s. and china. high drama at the newly opened world trade center, a scaffolding failure, workers are trapped as it all played out on live television high above manhattan. and are we witnessing the end of black friday? the news that could be a relief to all those who've had enough. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" b

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