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now your nbc 10 first alert weather. right now at 5:00, record warmth. not quite beach weather but we're still at the low 70s and broke several november records all across the area. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen is here to tell us how long the warm weather stays with us. >> we begin with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz who's working a nor'easter that could bring us rain and snow. glenn? >> it's hard to believe that with temperatures in the 70s, two days from now we'll have snow on the ground in much of the area. we've issued a first alert about that. we told you about this storm late last week, that it was going to happen on wednesday. it will start as heavy rain and it can change like that to heavy snow. that's what happens with these storms. early in the season like november and late in the season
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like march and april. there's going to be heavier snow to the north and west by the time it's all over and even south and east of philadelphia, rain changing to snow in parts of the area. the time line has it starting as early as 4:00 a.m. probably starting as rain and then changing to snow as we go through the late morning and into early afternoon and then tapers off in the evening. we'll have more on how much to expect where you live. right now meteorologist sheena parveen has more on this incredible record warmth. >> we have two totally different stories going on here. very warm temperatures today. we have snow in the forecast in only about 48 hours from now. temperatures have gotten into the low 70s for most of the area. average high temperature 53 degrees. this was almost 20 degrees above what is considered normal for this time of the year. and we have some records going on, 71 allentown, reading in trenton, 72 philadelphia. these are all record high temperatures and much of the area got near record highs. we will not be like this for the
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rest of the week. in fact we will be cooler tomorrow. it will be colder on wednesday as we watch a nor'easter bringing parts of the area some snow. coming up, we'll talk more about that, the timing on the snow and best time for you to do your thanksgiving travel. that's straight ahead. >> the lehigh valley expects to get the lion's share of the nor'easter forecast to arrive the day before thanksgiving and the crews at lehigh valley's international airport know it's the busiest travel day of the year. they've been testing the giant snow sweepers and plows they use to get snow off the runways. in the terminal, airport officials are encouraging travellers to call their airlines before their flights. >> we'll cancel the flight rather than letting it depart and get stranded somewhere in the system where they can't retrieve the flight. they will cancel well in advance as opposed to waiting until the storm is here. >> penndot is asking those driving on thanksgiving to monitor the forecast. they said you should try to
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leave before the storm arrives or after it's over. prepare for the wintry weather now with the first alert weather app. get important weather information delivered to your tablet. it's a free download at nbc10.com. breaking news now from missouri. a grand jury has reachedç a decision on whether to indict officer darren wilson for the deadly shooting of michael brown. nbc 10's jim rosenfield is keeping tabs on the developments in the digital operations center. >> jim, what can you tell us? >> jacqueline and keith, prosecutor's office in missouri has in fact confirmed that the grand jury has reached its decision. that decision is expected to be announced later tonight. want to take you live to ferguson, missouri. the streets where that decision could be made public at any time. there is a stepped up police presence there. barricades are up around the courthouse in clayton. the grand jury has been considering possible charges against darren wilson, the white officer who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager after a
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confrontation. he acted in self-defense when he shot brown. the panel's been meeting for three months considering all the evidence. >> there are cases where a grand jury needs to go over several days but to have it stretch for as long as this jury has is really unusual. >> protesters have kept up their calls for justice, marching nearly every night since brown was kill. we will continue to watch developments coming out of ferguson, missouri just as soon as we have the announcement we'll bring that to you on air and online at nbc10.com. that's the latest from the digital operations center, jim rosenfield, nbc 10 news. back to you. now to a developing story, concern is growing about a missing mother last seen on friday. >> late today the d.a. announced this is being considered a criminal investigation. nbc 10's deanna durante is live in easton. what have you found out? >> well, the district attorney says that the lack of communication from the
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33-year-old lehigh valley woman who's been missing since friday is reason for concern. she left behind parents, her children and her husband and no one has heard from her since she left her job for a lunch break. >> very normal day. looking back now i wish we would have just taken a couple extra moments to talk to her and see if she was okay. but it was just a regular day. >> reporter: 33-year-old jessica pageant left for lunch from the day care where she was working and never came back. it was friday, 1:00 in the afternoon her cell phone was last used. that phone was fond in her car about a mile away from the day care on friday night. jessica's purse was also inside and there was no sign of jessica. late today, the northampton district attorney, john morganelli told me the case is now a criminal matter. >> they are treating this as a top priority. >> reporter: morganelli won't say if she thinks she drove her car to the far end of this
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parking lot. she hasn't reached out to her husband, kids 0 are parents who she was en route to see on friday. >> interviews with anybody that had any contact with her. it means obtaining surveillance videos of areas where we think she was seen last in the borough of northampton. >> reporter: her husband declined to talk about the case with us. morganelli says he and all family members have done everything asked of them. flyers are all over northampton and whitehall. >> we want to get her face out there. we want to make people aware of the situation and one of the best things we can do right now is have people out there looking for her. >> reporter: state police say that her cell phone was last used around lunch time on friday. they have officers who have been in both whitehall and northampton today as well as air searches. the state police helicopter was flying above for most of the day. they are asking if you know anything about this case to call police. reporting live in northampton
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county, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. skyforce 10 captures the scene of a deadly house fire in hunting park this afternoon. the philadelphia fire commissioner tells nbc 10 that a young boy died inside the home onç west wyoming avenue. eight others escaped. the cause of the fire is under investigation. philadelphia's one step closer to hosting the democratic national convention in 2016. the democratic national committee narrowed the list of sites to three. philadelphia, new york and columbus, ohio. the dnc visited dozens of possible sites ahead of making its decision, including philadelphia in august. they show cased philadelphia as a viable candidate during the two-day visit because of its history and previous experience hosting the republican national convention in 2000. the dnc is considering the weeks of july 18th, july 25th and august 22nd for the convention. the committee will announce a final city and date early next year. philadelphia's archbishop is
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back from rome. pope francis made it official last week even though the archbishop says he's known for months the pope will be here in september. the archbishop says more than a million people are expected in philadelphia for the papal event next september. philadelphia may be one of several cities the pope visits. >> there is talk and it is this level of talk he may go to new york, to the united nations and to washington to speak with the members of congress. but none of that's been settled yet. the only announcement made is that he's coming to philadelphia. those are the rumors. >> the archbishop says the pope's advanced team will be here in february and the vatican is expected to release more details about the pope's schedule at that time. we continue to follow breaking news. an announcement is expected any moment in ferguson, missouri. a grand jury has reached a decision over whether to indict a police station in the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown. stay with nbc 10 as we monitor
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the latest developments. the first alert weather team is tracking rain and snow on radar. you can see part of this system well to our south. it will bring a mix of winter conditions into our area on wednesday. stay with nbc 10 for our live team coverage of what to expect. and how it could impact your thanksgiving travel plans.
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a shake-up at the white house today. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel stepping down at the pentagon. >> president obama made at announcement, praising his class and integrity. he's a republican and democratic administration. hagel was forced to resign because the white house had lost confidence in his ability to lead the department of defense. hagel said he's immensely proud of what the pentagon accomplished during his tenure. >> it's been the greatest privilege of my life, the greatest privilege of my life to lead and, most important to serve the men and women of the defense department and their families. >> he's led the department of defense since february of 2013. he'll stay on the job until a new secretary of defense is confirmed. "nbc nightly news" will have more on this big development for the white house tonight at 6:30 right after nbc 10 news at 6:00. >> new details tonight about a
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12-year-old boy shot and kelled by police in cleveland, ohio over the weekend. today investigators confirm the officer was less than ten feet away when he shot and killed the boy. on saturday, someone called police to a recreation center to report a child waving a gun around. that caller also said the gun was probably fake. officers arrived and told the 12-year-old to raise his hands. instead, he grabbed the airsoft pistol allegedly tucked into his waistband. officers then opened fire shooting the boy. he died the next day. today cleveland city leaders spoke out. >> there's no time a cleveland police officer wants to go out and shoot a kid, period. guns are not toys. and we need to teach our kids that. our community needs to understand that. guns are not toys. >> police say the officers mistook the weapon for a real gun because someone removed the bright orange safety indicator at the end of the barrel. >> there's no word yet tonight
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about what caused a three-story apartment building in chicago to collapse. fire officials say there was an explosion and all three floors pancaked toward the basement. rescuers pulled two women and a dog from a pile of rubble alive. the victims are in stable condition tonight. police evacuated residents in the two adjacent parms after officials deemed them unsafe. police took a suspect into custody after a security breach at san jose airport. its third similar incident since april. miguel zaragoza is charged with trespassing and stealing a vehicle. he allegedly got away, stole a truck and drove it to the other side of the airport while waiting for police. that's where officers finally arrested him. back in april, a 15-year-old boy managed to scale a security fence, climb into the wheelwell of a passenger jet and survive a flight to hawaii. in august, police arrested a woman by sneaking by a security
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screener without a ticket. tonight, flooding fears in buffalo, new york. it is part of a one-two punchç from mother nature. an early winter storm slammed the area last week, bringing nearly seven feet of snow. and now it's melting because of those warming temperatures. clues are working around the clock to move the mountains of snow. they're using heavy machinery to scoop it up by the truck load. residents are doing everything they can to clear roofs, driveways and drains to help prevent flooding. >> clearing the areas i know where the water will drain. that's my major concern right now. >> the state of new york says it's prepared for the worst. it has supplies of pumps and boats for rescues. while the national guard is stockpiled with food and water. in our area we go from record warmth to a pre-thanksgiving nor'easter. >> meteorologist sheena parveen has our national forecast. sheena? >> this will be very different as we go from the beginning of
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the week to the middle of the week, today record warmth. wednesday, we have a first alert weather for wednesday and this is because we do expect some dangerous travel conditions, heavy rain through parts of the area and this rain will be changing over to snow, more snow the further north and west you are. rain to snow through parts of south jersey and also delaware. this will be a later changeover. this is what we expect wednesday and also through wednesday evening. so it is not going to be a good time to travel. winter storm watch has been issued. all the counties you see shaded in this gray, the color extends up to much of the new england area, even further down to our south. p this is because, again, dangerous travel with accumulating snow for the day on wednesday. starting wednesday morning. if you have to do any traveling for thanksgiving, i would personally suggest late tuesday unless you wanted to wait until thanksgiving morning. wednesday is not looking like a good day. locally we're drive. down across the southeast, this is where the moisture is. it will eventually move up the
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eastern seaboard. that will be our nor'easter. we do stay dry. tomorrow any rain stays down to our south. as we go into wednesday morning, you see the area of low pressure at the bottom of your screen getting closer. by wednesday, we deal with rain across the area. 7:00 a.m. watch how quickly some of the rain could change over to snow by midday, by noon, we should start to see accumulating snow through much of the lehigh valley. the poconos changing over along the i-95 corridor and slowly moving into parts of new jersey and delaware. by wednesday night, we expect it across much of the northeast and up into new england. we clear out as we go into thanksgiving day. here's a look at what we expect so far. this changes as we get closer. we'll be updating you for the poconos. we could see up to a foot of snow possibly. remember the higher elevations tend to see more snow through the lehigh valley we can see 5 to 8 inches. suburbs north and west of philadelphia we could see 3 to 5 inches. with the later changeover, about 1 to 3 inches through parts of
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south jersey. northern delaware and closer to the shore, just about less than an inch. areas north and west, this is where we expect the most snow. from 4:00 to 8:00 wednesday morning, rain changes over to snow. from 8:00 to noon, we should see the heaviest snow accumulating. from noon to 5:00 p.m., snow continues. from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., we start to see the snow ending through the area north and west where we expect most accumulation. for tonight, in the meantime, partly cloudy. 54 philadelphia, 48 degrees north and west. then tomorrow we get cooler, not cold but cooler than today. 58 to 62 degrees, mix of sun and clouds. not as warm as today. by wednesday, we're watching the rain and snow moving in. that nor'easter, high temperatures could be around freezing or at least dropping to freezing as we go through the day. we start off warm wednesday morning as the snow moves in, temperatures cool down. that will allow most of the area to start to see the changeover. it really depends where you live. we notice that thanksgiving day
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looks pretty good and dry. ç the best time to travel late tuesday or thursday. so wednesday right now, early in the morning until the afternoon hours. that's going to be the time where you really want to try to stay off the roads. >> the fact that people are in shorts and t-shirts today and in two days it will be snowing. >> yes. >> hard to fathom. >> this is the time of the year where we have random, warm days. in a case like this we see a nor'easter move in the day before thanksgiving. time out your plans. don't wait until the last minute. we'll be updating you constantly. things do change as we get closer. >> try not to travel on wednesday either. good point right there. >> yes. >> all right. out to pasture. that's where budweiser's clydesdales will be this holiday season. a spokesman-to-anheuser-busch isn't saying if we'll see the
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clydesdales in super bowl ads. from our delaware bureau, thanksgiving feast made completely from scratch. that's on the agenda for a group of fourth graders this week. they made fresh bread. second graders churn home made butter. students will enjoy their celebratory feast on wednesday. >> not the cleanest process there. >> always fun getting your hands in there. >> that's right. thousands of christmas trees will soon be on their way to american soldiers all around the world. the program called trees for troops is in its ninth year. they have to be measured and trimmed to make sure they fit into a box. they are packed up with a package of ornaments and spent off on their special trip. one soldier knows what it means to receive one of these trees. he was serving in afghanistan when the special shipment arrived. >> you're away from your family. you don't have anyone else other
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than your other soldiers and team members with you. just the fact that people state side still care about troops overseas and deployed, you're able to get a christmas tree. it's a little bit of home. it warms your heart. >> those helping out say it's a great way to give thanks to those serving our country. >> getting to grandmother's house for thanksgiving can be especially trying if you fly there. particularly depending on which airport you fly through. next, where philadelphia international ranks on a new list of most frustrating airports. and we continue to follow breaking news from ferguson, missouri. the grand jury has reached a decision in the fate of the officer who shot and killed michael brown. stay with nbc 10 news as we await the grand jury's announcement.
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just in time for your thanksgiving travels. be thank follow for this. the prices at the pump continue to plunge. aa ax te aaa tells us the average price per gallon is the lowest since december 2010. i here's a look at the average prices in our area. you'll pay $2.96. that's down over a penny over the weekend. and dow jones industrial average 3 cents from last week. in south jersey, the average price is $2.68. in delaware, drivers are paying
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$2.83. of course, a lot of people will be taking to the tries for thanksgiving this week. >> if you're flying out of philadelphia international airport you might feel frustrated at least according to a new ranking of the most frustrating airports. philly international ranks as the ninth worse out of 36 airports. many of travelers try to avoid the rest rooms there calling them old, ugly and cramped. new york's laguardia, new york liberty and dulles were ranked as the three most frustrating airports. we continue to monitor breaking news from ferguson, missouri. >> that's where a grn jury is expected to announce its decision in the michael brown shooting case. tensions have been high for days. the grand jury must decide whether to indict police officer darren wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown. more live team coverage is ahead. and new fallout from the
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casino crisis. thousands have lost their jobs. now those people most in need this holiday season are finding themselves in dire straits. >> plus, septa safety concerns, why the agency is being accused of putting pangs at risk, coming up on nbc 10 news at 6:00.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> right now on nbc 10 news at
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5:00, from record warmth to a holiday storm. we made it into the 70s today. but it will look and feel like winter in less than 48 hours. we have live first alert team coverage of the nor'easter moving into our area right in time for thanksgiving travel. >> let's start with nbc 10 first alert cheat meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> you can have 70 degree weather one day and two days later snowing. in november, it can happen in april, too, beginning of the season and end of the season. we issued this first alert. we talked about it last night and we talked about it last week, bringing snow for wednesday. heavy rain, changing to heavy snow in parts of the area. in some cases that could happen quickly. heavier snow to the north and west overall. but even south and east, we expect the rain to change the snow at some point. and it may start pretty early in the day, 4:00 to 8:00 a.m. starting as rain for most of us
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and changing to snow, the peak of the storm 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. even in the morning things can get dicey, at least for a little while when the snow is coming down hard. it could stick for a little bit. let's go over to meteorologist sheena parveen. let's get more on this record warmth we've seen today. >> very different temperatures today from what we'll see in a couple days once the snow starts falling. warm today, record-breaking temperatures through much of the area. near-record temperatures. look at the average high in the top left-hand side of your screen. advertised 53 degrees. most of area, low 70s, upper 60s. 20 degrees warmer than what is considered normal for this time the year. allentown, reading, trenton, philadelphia, all coming in in the low 70s today. it was an çexceptionally, unseasonably warm day tad. still is outside right now. it will stay warm tonight. in about 48 hours, though, big changes heading our way. we will certainlying seeing snow
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across a big portion of the area. i'll show you a closer look at the timing and how much you can expect as well as when you should be traveling for thanksgiving. that's coming up. >> about that, rain, snow moving in just as millions of people will be headed out for the thanksgiving holiday. >> it's causing many people to change their preholiday plans. nbc 10's rosemary connors is live at philadelphia international airport. rosemary, so many people travel the wednesday before thanksgiving. >> yes, they do. wednesday to next monday, 440,000 people expected to pass through here at philly international. the airport right now is doing a lot of monitoring. they're taking a look at the forecast to make sure that their crews are ready for wednesday, to plow the tarmac, de-ice the planes. a lot of folks will be traveling through the airport, it will be busy. there are quite a few people staying at home for the holiday and they're doing everything they can to avoid the storm and the rush. >> this is actually the first time i'm cooking thanksgiving. so i had the day off.
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i figured this would be the best time to get groceries. >> and beat the rush. >> yes. >> reporter: like christie, other shoppers at the acme on city avenue had the same idea. the store is ready, stocked with pies -- >> most popular? >> pumpkin and apple of course. >> reporter: and turkeys. >> we have a network where we can go store to store and keep every store in stock as needed. we have support help that makes everything work. we'll be there till the end. >> reporter: if you need a turkey last minute. >> come for a turkey on thursday. we'll still have turkeys. >> it's better to get out earlier. >> reporter: the checkout lines are long at reading terminal market. still, customers are finding what they need. >> okra and i have string beans. i already have potatoes in my car and sweet potatoes. >> reporter: the selection is solid but ahead of the storm, expect a mad dash. >> i don't plan to be here on wednesday for sure. >> i didn't have any intentions
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of being in the stores, usually it is hectic, long lines. so i can't even imagine what it's going to be like if it's snowing. >> reporter: christie can imagine, it may be her first time preparing but she knows better than to wait until the last minute. >> a mad house. pretty insane. >> reporter: it's expected to be pretty crazy here at the airport, especially if there are major delays on wednesday. but, again, folk are prepared and they're also telling people check in with your airlines and of course get here early. reporting live at the airport, rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. don't wait for the rain and snow to get here. you can prepare for the wintry weather now with the nbc 10 first alert weather app. get important weather information delivered to your smartphone or tablet. it's a free download at nbc10.com. following breaking news from missouri tonight. a grand jury decided whether or not to indict a white police officer for the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
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the decision will be announced later tonight. a live look from ferguson. the scene of the august shooting. the incident sparked angry protests and riots. tonight police have increased the numbers in this suburb of st. louis. shockwaves may be felt in philadelphia. nbc 10's george spencer is live at center city. george, plans are under way for people in our area to march once the decision is announced. >> reporter: we're certainly expecting a response of some kind here, although it will be fluid. based on the newest information, it is sounding like an announcement will come out of missouri at 7:00, 8:00 time here in philadelphia. based on what we're witnessing even know, it seems that philadelphia police are preparing for possibleç protes. take a look at what we saw within the past hour on the north side of city hall. the police department's strike force response team. given the timing of this, potential protests will be
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fluid. it seems at this point city hall may be a starting point for all of it. we spoke to mayor nutter who toll us tonight protests are certainly the right of all american citizens. he simply hopes that any protests here in philadelphia will be peaceful. >> i think there will be a reaction. and so whether it's in ferguson or in philadelphia, we are prayerful that folks will be responsible in expressing their sentiments about whatever the ultimate decision is. >> at this hour, we know that a group of faith-based organizations is gathering at a church just about half a block here from city hall. they are preparing to respond to the decision tonight. we'll be here keeping an eye on all of it. that is the latest right now at city hall. george spencer, nbc 10 news. delaware county police officers will be among the first in pennsylvania to carry a drug
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to combat heroin overdoses. delaware county's district attorney made the announcement in media. the law takes effect saturday. until now, only paramedics were allowed to administer the drug commonly known as narcan. >> every single patrol car, 400 vehicles throughout delaware county will be equipped with r narlopcin. >>. >> the district attorney says pennsylvania has the 14th highest drug overdose death rate in the country. a crime crackdown. more than 200 alleged criminals are off the streets in pennsylvania's capital city tonight thanks to a law enforcement task force. today state attorney general kathleen kane touted the success of the mobile street crimes unit in harrisburg. the operation began in april and recently wrapped up with a two-week sweep by 150 agents
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from a dozen law enforcement agencies serving warrants. kane says the task force made 239 arrests investigated violent crimes and net ted $300,000 worh of heroin. >> it's in a better place than it was prior to coming seven months ago. there are fewer armed drug dealers and violent criminals prowling the streets and selling drugs to our kids. >> this was the second operation by the street's crime unit. the first was in hazleton. next they'll move to a new city that has not yet been named. now to the casino crisis in atlantic city. thousands of workers have lost their jobs. the fragile economy is also hurting those most in need of other's generosity this holiday season. the first alert weather team issing traing rain and snow. part of that system is well to our south. it brings a mix of winter weather into our area on wednesday. stay with us for live team
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coverage of what to expect and how it could impact your thanksgiving travel plans. >> first, what's ahead tonight at nbc 10 news at 6:00. a grand jury decision in the ferguson shooting that sparked riots. coming up at 6:00 we're looking into the case and what's next when it comes to charges. then the archbishop is following up on the pope's visit to the city. >> and septa's safety procedures in question. the alleged working conditions that have engineers worried they're putting riders in danger. coming up an nbc 10 news at 6:00.
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breaking news. skyforce 10 live over south philadelphia where we learned a woman was hit by a truck. >> at front street and snyder avenue in south philadelphia. the 60-year-old has been taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. no word yet if this was a hit and run. many retailers are once again starting their biggest holiday sales on thanksgiving day, getting a jump on the start to the traditional black friday. >> the hours seem to get earlier and earlier w. lu ann cahn goes behind the showroom to the storeroom to get a peek at how they're preparing. >> i want my -- >> and walmart knows just about how many others are -- >> looking at that 50 inch tv. they have it for two something.
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>> reporter: there's the ipad air, xbox, frozen stuff and beats. this store in the frankford section of philadelphia started packing it into our back warehouse. >> we do planning ahead of time. look at all the data. >> reporter: walmart says they've figured out how many hot items they need for each store but there's no doubt to get what you want you have got to plan. >> what's your game plan? >> why are you looking at me. >>ably your family, split them up, everyone take a line. >> reporter: walmart is planning two one-hour specials on thanksgiving to guarantee you certain products. there are maps and circulars to be studied for thursday and black friday. >> no, no, no. >> with deals like this -- >> that tv that says 698 will go down to what? >> 498. >> reporter: families will leave the turkey leftovers on the table for a shopping cart.
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in frankford, lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. forget about the turkey this thanksgiving. it's all about what, the eagles, right, john? >> the birds on thanksgiving. we'll hear from the eagles about thanksgiving and what a huge matchup in dallas means to them and how actor bradley cooper is getting involved. a record-breaking warm day today but we have a nor'easter heading our way, too. coming up i'll show you the timing of some rain and snow across the area, plus, the best time to travel. coming up on nbc 10 news at 6:00, philadelphia makes the final cut. what national event could draw thousands of people to the cityç
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sometime this evening we'll learn the decision of a grand jury in a high-profile shooting.
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the focus is on ferguson, missouri, where a white police officer shot to death an unarmed black teen. the issue is whether the police officer will be indicted. >> joining us now live is nbc 10 legal analyst enrique latoisen. >> what happens the prosecutor presents his evidence to 12 people. these 12 people have to decide whether or not there's probable cause to arrest and give an indictment for the officer here. there's four charges they're considering here, first degree murder, second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and manslaughter. the prosecutor in this case is not making any recommendations. he's allowing the grand jury to have heard all the evidence and they're going to make that determination. the grand jury in this particular case has the ability to ask questions, ask to see particular evidence and hear expert testimony. we'll hear their decision soon. >> if the grand jury does indict
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officer wilson, what happens next, enrique? >> the process starts from the very beginning. he will be arraigned, he will be charged and then he'll be innocent until proven guilty, if proven guilty just like any other american citizen. he'll have his day in court. he'll be able to go to trial. whether or not he's guilty of any particular charge is beyond a reasonable doubt. it will be a lengthy process with, i assume, a very lengthy trial. >> on the flip side of that, if the officer is ío, indicted ca he still face criminal prosecution. >> he can. at this particular point, new evidence occurs, he can go back before the grand jury and they can ask again for more charges. the federal government can still prosecute. if the federal government feels as though this officer violated the civil rights of the victim in this case, then they can still charge him. >> that decision expected at 7:00 p.m. central time. that's 8:00 p.m. our time.
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nbc 10 legal analyst, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. switching gears now, most of us will spend thanksgiving with family and friends. >> for the eagles, this is no holiday. the birds are already hard at work preparing for a thanksgiving showdown against the dallas cowboys. comcast's sports net's john clark spoke with the team. >> it will be a holiday if they win, am i right? >> so true. it is a short week fob the eagles, coach chip kelly and quarterback mark sanchez were working late last night. today they're back on the practice field. the birds have a job to do thursday against the hated cowboys. chip not really in a festive mood for thanksgiving. >> i don't know. just tell us when we're going to play. we don't really read much into it. it's not like we'll have a cornucopia and turkey on the
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sideline. >> reporter: bradley cooper snows many families in the delaware valley are re-arranging dinner plans to watch the birds. >> it is a holiday. >> playing on thanksgiving, everyone's watching. cowboys versus eagles, i don't know if it gets much better. >> reporter: it's not thanksgiving without turkey and turkey. it didn't take long for eagles fans to start getting ready for the cowboys. they were looking ahead in the second half yesterday. >> it's huge. i mean, you hear fans talk about it all the time, people you meet on the street coming back in june, hey, man, we have to get dallas. it's like, what? we haven't even played a game yet. i just signed here. what are you talking about. >> reporter: brent celek has been an eagle for eight years. he adapted quickly. >> we've taken on, you know, a little bit of what the fans
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feel. and the fans dislike a team, we dislike a team. we're all in this thing together. i don't like dallas. >> i don't like dallas. love to hear that. coming up at 6:00, we'll hear more from the birds on the biggest game of their season so far. for now, i'm john clark. >> john, thank you very much. transition to the weather, though, don't let this record warmth fool you. >> unreal today. >> too nice. >> big changes, though, are coming our way just in time for the busiest travel day of the year. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen is tracking rain and snow. sheena? >> in less than 24 hours -- or 48 hours i should say we'll be seeing that, this will mostly be for wednesday. we have a first alert weather day out for wednesday as we go into the morning hours, the afternoon hours. even parts of wednesday evening. we have heavy rain and snow in the forecast. the majority of the snowfall is going to be areas north and west. we expect a change over to snow, south and east of philadelphia. so far south jersey and delaware. very different than what we have
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outside right now. hopefully you enjoyed today. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. in the low 70s, this is well above normal for this time of year but come wednesday, we'll be seeing much colder temperatures. now we do have a winter storm watch out for wednesday. all the counties shaded in gray, includes philadelphia and areas north and west. it extends up to much of the young area, even farther to our south and west. much of the northeastern partçf the united states will be dealing with dangerous travel conditions come wednesday with accumulating snow. if you were planning on traveling up and down the eastern seaboard, mainly in the northeastern part of the country, just keep in mind that you really don't want to be traveling during the day. wednesday, leave it to tuesday night or early thursday thanksgiving morning. rain along the southeast. this will eventually be our nor'easter come wednesday. all the moisture will move in this direction. for tomorrow, we do stay dry. this is future weather. any rain stays to our south. as we go into wednesday, the
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area of low pressure gets closer. wednesday morning we are looking at warmer temperatures. we expect rain wednesday morning. but watch how fast the changeover will be from rain to snow, north and west. there you see it. only a few hours later, we could be dealing with accumulating snow. by the middle of the day wednesday, accumulating through the lehigh valley in the poconos, the changeover continues spreading across the area into south jersey and delaware for wednesday night. you don't want to be traveling through the day wednesday. some of our high snow amounts are expected up in the poconos. we could see up to a foot in the lehigh valley, 5 to 8 inches through the peak of this on wednesday or by the time it's over. north and west of philadelphia, 3 to 5 inches. for south jersey and delaware, we could see 1 to 3. less than that as we get closer to the shore. keep this in mine. as far as the timing is concerned, the i-95 corridor, wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. we expect it to be rainy and cold. from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the rain changes over to snow. noon to 5:00 p.m., we should mainly just be seeing snow with accumulati
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accumulation. from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. along the i-95 corridor, snow will start to end. some could be lingering though. tonight, 54 philadelphia, 48 degrees north and west. as we go into tomorrow, not as warm as today. mild, near 60 degrees. we start to drop off wednesday. we start with those warmer temperatures. that's why we start as rain, very early but then the changeover happens quickly to snow. where the snow isle falling, temperatures are cooling. so we could be down to freezing as we go through the day wednesday, especially the areas seeing snow. accumulating snow, that's a first alert weather day. we do not advise any traveling on wednesday through much of the northeastern part of the country. we go into thursday, we are drier for thanksgiving day drying. i would advice travel late tuesday if you can or early thursday. it's just going to be a mess on wednesday. >> a lot of people making those last-minute changes right now. it's the safest things to do. >> you have to try to stay off the roads wednesday. >> good advice.
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the casino crisis is impacting the holiday season. >> with just days until thanksgiving, food banks in the atlantic city area face an unprecedented need. four casinos closed this year and that left 7,600 people without jobs. and if the taj mahal closes nexts month, that would add another 3,000 people. nbc 10's jesse gary reports it's causing a strain at one food bank. >> reporter: they are closing four casino, possibly a fifth in the coming weeks. a vast majority sought help from social relieving as. an influx three times the norm leaves some of these shelves or completely bare. monsignor william hodge calls the situation desperate. >> they're the working poor. they have a little job but it isn't enough to get them through
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the month without assistance. >> that assistance, handing out bags of groceries to the needy. 850 families signed up in over two days for thanksgiving dinners. in atlantic city, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. coming up next on nbc 10 news at 6:00. >> septa safety concerns tonight. why the transit agency is accused of putting riders at risk and what it means for your commute. plus, rain and snow heading our way. the timing really couldn't be worse. you may want to adjust your travel plans after you see the full forecast. we're following breaking news in ferguson, missouri. a grand jury reaches a decision in the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> first at 6:00 tonight, decision day in ferguson, missouri. it's been more than three months since the deadly shooting aven awn armed black teenager by police. the grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict that officer. for in a minute as well as the possible response in our area. rain and snow on the way and the timing really could not be worse. the nbc 10 first alert weather team tracking the threat. let's begin with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz on what to expect and how it could impact your holiday travel plans. glenn? >> yes, that's right. we're tacking about wednesday and into wednesday night.
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we've issued a first alert on this. last night, heavy rain and in some places heavy snow falling during the day on wednesday. the heaviest snow, north and west of the philadelphia area. even south and east, rain should be changing over to snow at some point. the general time line, it could start early. 4:00 to 8:00 a.m., starting as rain in most of the area with the temperature well above freezing. the temperature starts dropping. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the heavy rain could possibly change to snow very quickly. during the afternoon, the rain changing to snow south and east, tapering off during the evening. more on the specific amounts of what to expect where you live in a few minutes. right now, let's talk about travel on a real busy day with sheena. >> that's right, glenn. this is not coming ottat a good time, obviously. wednesday is not going

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