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>> and i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about that weather with bill henley. >> we've got clouds that have moved into the area. we're watching for snow flurries in the pocono mountains but don't expect that in philadelphia. and the clouds will clear. we'll see lots of sunshine. to the north, you see that on radar screen. we're seeing an area of snow extreme northwest pennsylvania. it's trying to produce a few snowflakes for the lehigh valley and the pocono mountains. most are not seeing it. very cold air and evaporating before it hits the ground. and the rest of the area is in the clear as far as precipitation. look at the temperatures. 37 in philadelphia. pottstown at 27 degrees. and we'll see the numbers climb fairly rapidly during the morning hour. up to 35. 9:00 at lunchtime, 40. going a bit higher early this morning. but later this afternoon, it's a different story.
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the hour-by-hour back in ten minutes to show you the cooldown but first, "first alert" traffic reporter jillian mele. how's it looking, jillian? >> not bad. let's start at route 309 on the pennsylvania turnpike. the pennsylvania turnpike is clear. nothing causing a slowdown. heading north to allentown, 22 is clear at route 309. we are dealing with a problem in berks county an accident closing 422 between pineland road and fairview road. you can take lincoln road if you need to get around it. finally back to philadelphia, we have an accident on the boulevard, northbound side as you approach ryan avenue. that's on the outer drive. so stick to the innerdrive. chris. there has been a shooting in the library. stay where you are. we'll be coming to each floor and taking care of everybody. >> that chilling announcement
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there, a warning that was sent out over the campus of florida state university early this morning after a shooting at the library left three people injured. and a second gunman dead. now in the past five minutes, florida state announced that the campus is open but all classes were cancelled. this happened overnight at fsu's main campus in tallahassee. officials just learned officials are going to hold a conference. here's what we know. police confronted a gunman, ordered him to drop his weapon. he did fire one shot at officers who returned fire killing the gunman. we have no name on the gunman. three other people were hurt during the shooting. it's not known if they were wounded by the gunman or other gunfire. this happened early this morning just after midnight inside the school's library. a campus lockdown has been lifted. and the school said on its twitter account that the area is now secure. happening today, police will announce a $10,000 award on the
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shooting of a state trooper a year ago today. police say someone shot the trooper when questioning a woman. state troopers will release details about the reward later this had morning. two official death sentences that's what's in store for a man who killed an infant and a grandmother. last month a jury convicted him of two murders. in 2012, yandamuri abducted the baby girl and killed the grandmother when she tried to stop him. but then he killed the baby, too. another losing hand in the atlantic city crisis as the deal to take over the revel hotel and casino fell apart. this comes as another casino appears to be one step closer to
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closing. nbc10's jesse gary is live in philadelphia following those developments. is the mayor still optimistic as he was a couple days jag. >> reporter: well, chris, he is optimistic. the republican mayor david guardian cites positive feedbacks from a recently concluded conference here as proof that a.c. is still the place to be in new jersey. but this place is going to be without a arejuvenated revel casino. they won the bankruptcy bidding but $36 million in annual utility costs too rich for their blood, so they've scrapped the deal. meanwhile, the owners of the trump taj mahal a couple doors down said they'll shut their doors december developth. they didn't get needed tax breaks. the taj mahal shutting its doors would bring the total number of closed a.c. casinos this year alone to five. there's hope to the losing bidder that the revel is first in line for a new auction process. i'm digging into a plan that's
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already on paper to save this property. i'll have that for you coming up in the next hour. we're live outside the revel in atlantic city. jesse gary, "nbc10 news." and the ongoing crisis not the only business trouble. the united airlines said it will pull out of the atlantic city area. it's ending its flights to a.c. and houston december 3rd. the airline said those flights did not bring in enough business. told dozens of baggage handlers will go on a one-day strike. they work for the contractor primeflight, they say they'll walk off at 7:00 this morning protesting wages and working conditions. president obama will give a prime time address tonight on immigration reform. the president said he will take executive action to allow up to 5 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the u.s. republicans vow to fight that move. none of three major broadcast
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networks will carter president's speech but you can see it on our website. we will live stream at nbc10.com at 8:00 tonight. asleep at the wheel. steven bernier is the truck driver, he appeared before a justify for arraignment. police said he caused the crack on maidencreek township that killed two people and injured nine. three survivors tell nbc10 they walked away from that mangled red car you see in the middle of that pileup here. >> when it rolled over, i'm sitting there not knowing if i'm dead or alive. the sound is something that i'll never get out of my head. and i just don't know how i'm going to deal with that honestly. >> bernier is charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. they found a criminal record. bernier actually shows up on a
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sex offender's registry known as megan list. he's on parole after a court convicted him of sexually assaulting a child at the age of 3. we checked his driving history and it shows that police gave him a traffic ticket for operating unsafe equipment. the driver's company released the statement saying we are praying for all of those involved in today's terrible accident. we cannot sufficiently express our deepest condolences by all of those impacted by the tragic event. we will cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation as of the facts continue to unfold." from our delaware bureau, state police say they expect to file charges in the surf crash that ended up in a retention pond. one of the survivors is a 5-year-old boy. police say the driver lost control while exiting route 1.
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and we have an update that we've been following since summer. the repair of the interstate 495 bring over the casino river. officials say deldot cruise should finish final repairs by late this year or early next year. you'll remember that the bridge was shut down in june when a large mound of dirt caused the bridge to tilt. the bridge reopened several weeks ago. the final cost of repairs will be about $40 million. the federal government picked up most of the tab. eight minutes after 5:00, the buffalo area bracing again for more snow. that's on top of the more than 4 feet on the ground. isn't spite of that, amtrak is rerouting some of the trains. several hundred members of the national guard are going to the buffalo area to help with snow removal and recovery. the storm killed seven people. look at this, is this a great visual of how much the area received. this is the buffalo bills
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stadium. pretty much filled up with snow. cruise will be working overtime to remove an estimated 220 tons in time for sunday's game between the bills and the jets. the team has asked for help shoveling. people who volunteer will get $10 an hour and tickets to the game. you can actually shovel out your own seat. >> in places in the country, they know how to deal with snow. >> leave it on the ground, give the players snowshoes. >> what a mess. you know, we're getting that cold. and we're seeing the temperatures colder north and west this morning, but much of the area is getting a break from the bitter cold that we started with. a record low yesterday morning. down to 20 degrees but this morning, philadelphia is in the 30s. there are some clouds that just started moving in. as you can see by this view from the comcast center, nothing falling from the clouds in the city. and any snow is way to the north in extreme northeastern pennsylvania. so we're watching clouds this morning move through this morning. they'll be out of here for most
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of the day, we'll see sunshine. but an afternoon wind is going to turn the temperatures around once again, bringing the cold back for tonight. and for tomorrow. a blast of cold before we get to the weekend. 25 right now. it's not warm at all in doylestown. philadelphia, though, cape may in the upper 30s. cape may is waiting for the clouds to move. and the wind has died down for most of the area. we're going to see the wind die down for the afternoon. calm for pottstown, allentown and trenton. that's much of why these locations are colder this morning with calm conditions, we'll get the mixing of the layers in the atmosphere to allow the temperatures to come down. clouds overhead, nothing to show you. look to the north in the pocono mountains a few flakes possible and they're reporting some light snow in new york state. but that will be out of here. sunshine will warm temperatures in the middle 30s. by 10:00, low 40s this afternoon. that's about as warm as it's going to get. 42 degrees in philadelphia.
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then the numbers start coming down by late this afternoon. the wind will be blowing 36 degrees. it will feel like upper 20s. head for the 20s tonight. forecast is calling for sunshine, once the clouds clear out. we'll see bright sunshine. but the wind will top the temperatures out at 40s. low 40s at that. later on, wee back in the 30s. the seven-day forecast with a warmup for the weekend when i come back in less than ten minutes. time to check the highways to see if there's anything to slow you don on this thursday morning. >> nbc10's "first alert" traffic reporter jillian mele here. >> this is 76 out near there. you can see traffic moving along fine. no incidents. unfortunately, we still haven aaccident 425 northbound. on the innerdrive. heading out to berks county, 422 is closed between pineland road and fairview chapel road. for drivers in delaware, know
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zerchts to report on the majors. this is a live look at 95. very quiet at route 896. tracy. >> thanks. taking back their streets, a philadelphia community is standing together after two violent incidences in less than a week. and a week before thanksgiving, have you plotted your course for the main course? find out how many people you can expect to be sharing the road with you this upcoming holiday.
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5:15, keeping your neighbors
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alert and safe. that's the purpose behind a public meeting tonight on some recent crimes in south philadelphia. county watch and community members will hold the first of two meetings tonight at 18th and johnston. that's where 'attempted robbery and rape happened last friday. the second is friday at marconi park, the scene of an an deduction monday. police have arrested a man in the robbery in the temple campus. it is the seventh robbery near the campus in the past week. investigators say robbers used guns in at least two of those recent holdups. we have new information this morning, more than a dozen pennsylvania lawmakers want the ncaa to release documents. the lawmakers say the ncaa releads documents and has to do
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with fines and penalties they faced. an historic chester county home goes up in flames a week before thanksgiving, and this morning, investigators still don't know what caused this fire in kennett square. skyforce 10 was above the house on union street around noon. it took several hours for the firefighters to get it under control. the home dates back to 1880. are you ready for the rush? we are a week away from thanksgiving. and this morning, more people are planning to leave home for their turkey dinner, according to a survey by trip adviser. 43% of americans will travel over the holiday. that's up 7% from 2013. 35% say they will fly and 50% will drive. people say they will drive farther for turkey and stuffing. 50% of people will drive more than 200 miles. that's a 10% increase over last year. so if you want to beat the rush,
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what's the best day to leave? we have mapped it out on a calendar for you. 27% of the people are actually getting an early start, leaving before monday. 24% will leave on wednesday. and 22%, the procrastinators, or those who really don't have very far to drive will travel on thanksgiving. so the volume is pretty evenly distributed. really, the best way to get a head start is to probably go ahead and leave right now if you can. a lot of us don't have that privilege. so it's time to make the return trip home. how do you get ahead of the trip? this is what the survey found. the sunday after thanksgiving often considered the busiest day. 32% are leaving on sunday. 22% are going to extend their visit and return after sunday. december 1st. this is just one. aaa is considered the guru of
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holiday travel. the local of the will release its predictions for thanksgiving travel later today. we'll see how it matches up. speaking of thanksgiving travel, we have a digital exclusive, you need to check out if you're flying out of philly for the holidays. how would you like to get free parking at the airport while you're away and make a little cash? well, you can. there's a cash. it's free as long as you don't mind people taking a spin in your car. go to nbc10.com to find out what this is about. it's a digital story from our partners at newsworks.org. you can read that at nbc10.com. >> good morning, 5:18, we have word of an accident on upper dublin, near butler pike. we have a lot of activity but it's not blocking anything on the highway itself so that's good news. this is the boulevard. you can seat headlights, drivers making their way as they approach 76. the boulevard is quiet. unfortunately elsewhere on the
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boulevard we're still dealing with an accident northbound as you approach ryan avenue. that's the outer drive. if you're heading out stick to the inner drive. finally, an accident on 426 tw on berks county. now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henl henley. we're watching skies cloud up in philadelphia. that's going to stop from getting chillier. it's completely dry and a clear view. no kind of fog looking across the delaware. 35 degrees. humidity 48%. the wind southwest at 13 miles an hour. that's one of the stronger winds being reported in the area. so a windchill of 29 degrees. look at this, this is where the cold is. blue mountain turning white this more than. they are making snow. it is another cold start for areas north and west in the 20s in the mountains.
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pottstown, trenton, doylestown in the 20s. above freezing in northeast philadelphia. swedesboro at 35 degrees. gloucester county and turnersville and washington township also in the 30s. so not as cold in delaware and south jersey but a little clouzier especially north and west and philadelphia. the clouds will quickly move out and sunshine will be bright this afternoon. the temperatures will be warmer. it will be about 10 degrees warmer this afternoon compared to yesterday. but don't get used to it, because the cold returns late this afternoon. and by tomorrow morning, 25 degrees. and just 36 degrees with the wind blowing for tomorrow, it will feel like the 20s for most of the day. another cold morning. saturday 23 degrees. and a milder afternoon, a high of 43. then into the 50s and possibly topping out at 60 degrees sunday afternoon. depending on when the rain moves in. it could get to 60. if it gets here earlier, we
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could see 60s, and potentially 70 degrees on monday. the winds blowing out of the south hoping to warm things up. still mild but then colder later tuesday and wednesday. toys for tots say the donations are down. the montgomery county commissioner visited the toys for tots yesterday. the marines coordinate the collection for more than 400 dropoff sites. >> it's for kids of all ages. particularly kids in their teenage years we want to make sure they have a merry christmas and happy hanukkah as well. >> organizers say they received more than 6,000 gift requests from local children. caused by a product that has been recalled. this morning, we have more information about a recall at a montgomery county ymca and it's something that every homeowner needs to hear.
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to bring more to king of prussia mall. today, lawmakers are looking into a potentially dangerous air bag problem. landon dowdy is here with this morning's cnbc business news. good morning. good morning to you, tracy. the senate commerce committee is holding a hearing today into the recall of millions of potentially defective air bags for the maker takata. the recall affects ten automakers including honda, gm and chrysler and affects more than 8 million cars in the u.s. they will focus on how the air bags came to be installed in so many different vehicles and what can be done to ease the defects. wells fargo will lower interest rates for eligible borrowers this month and extend repayment starting in february. they expect the move to save borrowers thousands of dollars in payments. and discover also expected to lower rates. private lenders have said is
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that banks only hold about 8% of the $1.2 trillion in the student loan department. back to you. >> that's a big issue for a lot of people paying student loans. thanks. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather. >> clouds are moving into the philadelphia area, but it's completely dry. you can see by this line. new from the mellon bank building. it is a little breezy in the city. right now, it feels like 29 degrees. the windchill. currently here at nbc10, 37 degrees at 5:26. jillian mele is watching the traffic. >> good morning, bill. if you're traveling 95, it's looking good. drive time 13, 14 minutes both ways between woodhaven road. and the vine expressway. but i'm following two reports of accidents coming up. and we continue to follow that breaking news out of tallahassee, florida. >> a shooting at university of
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florida university. we know a gunman shot two people before a gunman shot him. >> reporter: take a look behind me. this strike has started almost two hours early. coming up, i'll tell you what you can expect if you're flying out today. - ( helicopter whirring ) - ( roars ) ( siren wails ) ( pop music playing ) ♪ when you're ready ♪ ready, ready, ready ♪ come and get it ♪ get it, get it
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>> announcer: nbc10 breaking news. told to take shelter as gunshots rang out on a florida state campus. this morning, students are describing the scene when a gunman opened fire. the strike has started. these baggage handlers are protesting at philadelphia international airport right now. we'll tell you what they're upset about. and how this could impact flights that are leaving and arriving today. and a tiny bit warmer today than yesterday. but still a cold start as we take a live look outside this morning. enjoy the brief break from the bitter cold because bill says it will be back. but a big warmup. good morning and welcome to "nbc10 news." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm krchris cato. let's begin with bill henley with the "first alert" forecast. >> it's 20 degrees yesterday, we're about 13, 14 degrees warmer than that in philadelphia. but it's still cold north and west, in fact somepo

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