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the condition of the lone survivor in monday's deadly shooting spree in montgomery county, and we have new information on how you can help. a warmer start this wednesday morning, as we take a live look outside. the winds are picking up, though, which will help to clear out the fog. and bill says we could even see some sunshine. it's 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm chris cato. sunshine's always a good promise. >> yeah. >> to start your day off right. let's join meteorologist bill henley now with his first alert forecast. and bill, it's little warmer this morning, too. >> yeah, no, no, we're not seeing temperatures nearly as chilly as yesterday morning, 10 to 15 degrees warmer right now and staying mild during the day today, in spite of the wind. the rain has already ended. you can see beach avenue in cape may is still a little bit damp, and we are looking for some fog but not seeing much this morning. there were a few areas north and west first thing this morning, but it is not as widespread. just some very light fog in trenton, northeast philadelphia and philadelphia international. wilmington seeing 3-mile
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visibility. that's not bad at all. it's the wind that's helping to keep the fog from forming this morning. look at the temperatures. most of the area is in the 40s. and even the cooler spots are well above freezing. mt. pocono 38 degrees. now, we could see a rain shower in the pocono mountains, but the rest of us will see sunshine break through the clouds. the winds picking up. it will be a windy afternoon, but the temperatures will be climbing. 44 at 9:00, up to 50 degrees with sunshine at lunchtime. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast in ten minutes, but right now, let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. good morning, jillian. >> good morning to you, bill. so far, our only problem we've had out of chester county is this downed pole that's still out there in elverson, chestnut tree road right near manor road. you can take bulltown road as your alternate there. aside from that, the majors are looking pretty good. a live look at route 202 out near route 1, very quiet at this hour. some of the normal construction on 202 out near route 29, but nothing that's slowing anyone down right now. 95 drive times for drivers in delaware, between 295 and 495,
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you can see it's about a 10 to 11-minute trip. so, no accidents or delays to report in delaware. same situation in new jersey. and if you're taking mass transit right now, everything is on or close to schedule. chris? 5:32 now. back to that breaking news we've been following this morning. we knew this was coming to a head, and now it has. we have new video into the newsroom in the past 15 minutes of burglars who were trapped inside a local target, being taken into police custody. they are no longer trapped. nbc 10's jesse gary is on the scene there and watched the whole thing go down. jesse? >> reporter: yeah, chris, and officers made the arrest on the roof of this target here in bustleton. we're told that the pair were inside a ventilation system on the roof laying on top of each other, hiding inside that ventilation system when officers from the 7th district arrested them. and as you can see from the video, they put them inside a police van and they have been taken away to the 7th district. now, i'm told that they did not make any statements about their age, and investigators are checking to see if they had any
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hand in the other six burglaries of target stores in pennsylvania, not in philadelphia, but in pennsylvania over the past month. i'm told that they have -- the burglars in those other cases have all targeted electronics equipment. in this case, the pair that was just arrested had a backpack on. in that backpack, a portable saw. investigators believe they used that saw to cut a 3-foot by 3-foot hole in a back steel door, peeled that back, and that's how they made their way into the store to burglarize this target store. but they are now arrested. and coming up in the next 30 minutes, we're going to have some new sound with chief inspector scott small, and also the connection between some of the things that were found in their backpack and a vehicle out here in the parking lot. we'll have that for you in 30 minutes. live in bustleton, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. it is 5:33. a montgomery county community is doing what it can after monday's killing spree. they are remembering the six family members murdered and
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supporting the only person who survived brad stone's attacks. nbc 10's monique braxton is live outside jefferson university hospital in center city, where that lone survivor is being treated this morning. monique? >> reporter: tracy, 17-year-old anthony flick is in stable but serious condition here at jefferson university hospital. flick is the nephew of the assailant who killed six. he's recovering from stab wounds. his mother, father and a teen sister were killed. according to montgomery county's d.a., flick was injured while trying to defend his sister. last night, we attended this vigil and talked to those who knew the victims. >> he's going to have a lot of trauma, but he needs to realize that we support him and we love him and we care for him, and you know, anything we can and will do, we will, you know. i think all these kids will jump through hoops for him right now. >> reporter: classmates and friends are collecting money and other items for flick. in the next hour, we're working to have more from the community,
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including friends who say that they're all he has right now. we're working on that for you in the next hour. live for now outside jefferson university hospital, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> we can also tell you that there are several funds set up to help the survivors of the killing spree. you can see how you can help on nbc10.com and stay with us for continuing coverage as we learn new information about the case. and we'll keep you updated on all the news from across our area. and that includes these three stories we're following today. we're going to learn more about a second mummers' parade for 2015. sources close to the mummers association tell us that they will march down main street in manayunk on sunday, february 22nd, for a mardi gras parade. now, that's, of course, in addition to their annual new year's day parade. >> nbc 10 will be there when philadelphia religious leaders give their support to a honduran-born woman who is battling deportation. angela navarro has been living at a church in north philadelphia for 30 days. today the clergy and her family
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will deliver more than 200 support letters to immigration officials on her behalf. and this morning a philadelphia neighborhood will take another step in its revitalization. philadelphia city council president darrell clarke will cut the ribbon on the completed renovation of the historic hat shop building in brewerytown. the ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. a local fraternity chapter is suspended over a christmas card controversy. we'll show you the card that has them in hot water this morning. and making it home safe for the holidays. there's an app for that! the new way law enforcement is fighting drunk driving this holiday season. a warmer start. a little bit breezy, too. the winds are actually helping us in some ca cases this mornin. right now 40 degrees here at nbc 10.
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it's a warmer start this morning and a bit breezy, too. not much wind just yet here at
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nbc 10, but it's an 8-mile-an-hour wind at philadelphia international, just enough to mix up the atmosphere. the humidity is actually dropping. the rain is gone. we've been watching for fog, but not going to see all that much today. it's already been disappearing in the mountains. but reappearing this afternoon, a few rain showers moving through the mountains. they will be limited to the pocono mountains during the day today. partly sunny skies for allentown, quakertown and reading, into the upper 40s. we'll see sunshine and a breezy day for trenton, northeast philadelphia. high temperatures in the low 50s and the winds will blow the clouds out for the jersey shore. atlantic city, cape may, vineland, dover, lots of sunshine and we'll see plenty of sunshine for wilmington, chester and philadelphia with temperatures into the 50s. but there is colder weather to come. in fact, the chance of some rain and snow this weekend. i've got the seven-day forecast in ten minutes. >> we will look forward to that. not the rain and snow, the seven-day forecast. in ten minutes. but now let's look forward to your ride to work or wherever
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you're going this morning and check in with jillian mele. >> good morning. starting off on the blue route, where it's still quiet. 476 out near mid-county. blue route's clear of any accidents. so is the northeast extension. heading right now to chester county, we are still dealing with a downed pole in elverson. chestnut tree road is blocked near manor road. stick to bulltown road as an alternate. and for 422 drivers, so far, so good. normal delays haven't started yet. you can see drive times about eight to nine minutes between route 29 and the interchange with 76. tracy? drive sober or get pulled over. that's the message from federal transportation officials as we get closer to the holidays. the department of transportation launched its annual holiday drunk driving crackdown in washington yesterday. over the next few weeks, more than 10,000 police departments and law enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for impaired drivers. this year, here's the new part, there's a new tool. it's an app to help drivers get home safely called the safer ride mobile app. >> this free app helps users connect with a safe ride home
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via taxi or a sober friend and shows you your location so you can tell your driver where to be picked up. >> that app is available on google play for android devices, should be available for apple devices soon. a breakthrough in the fight against ebola. we'll tell you what officials are saying is finally helping to turn the tide against the deadly disease. plus, the u.s. throws its hat in the olympic ring. a few cities hoping to play host to 2024, and one of them isn't far from us.
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5:44 and now an nbc digital exclusive. as the brad stone rampage story began to unfold on monday, local shelters for domestic abuse victims had to get to work fast. they knew that other women who they were already trying to help would backslide and question whether they were doing the right thing or perhaps putting themselves in further jeopardy by reporting their abusers. that's because when domestic abuse stories make headlines, the experts say it actually makes things worse, rather than better, for other women who are suffering. on the nbc 10 app, we have details on why that's the case, how they're trying to combat that and how to get help if you find yourself in that situation. tracy? we are bringing you news from across the country and around the world, thanks to our
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network of reporters and photographers. and nbc 10's vai sikahema is monitoring all the feeds coming into our digital operations center, and he has an update on that deadly school attack in pakistan. vai? >> indeed, i do. good morning, tracy. pakistan's prime minister is vowing that his military will continue an aggressive operation aimed at the militants. yesterday, of course, we heard taliban gunmen killed at least 141 people at the school yesterday. most of those were children. a taliban spokesman says it was to avenge the killings of taliban members at the hands of pakistani authorities. officials say all seven attackers were killed. meanwhile, british officials say their efforts to fight ebola in sierra leone will see rapid progress in the next four to six weeks. what will turn the tide? well, britain plans to intensify its ebola response in the area around the capital of freetown, which accounts for about half of the country's cases. and the los angeles police department could be the nation's
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largest law enforcement agency to equip its officers with body cameras. now, they're planning to arm 7,000 officers with the technology by next summer. some can come as early as next month. and an american airlines flight diverted for severe turbulence will take off again today. 15 people were injured aboard the rough flight that took off from seoul, south korea. it was on its way to dallas, but it was diverted and landed in tokyo instead. today that flight will resume its trip to dallas. and finally, the u.s. plans to bid for the 2024 summer olympic games. four cities will compete. they are san francisco, los angeles, boston and washington, d.c. a decision on which of those four cities will compete will in next month. and the final decision for the exact city won't happen for another three years. that should be pretty exciting. live in the digital operations center, i'm vai sikahema, nbc 10. it's 5:46 now. a majority of americans say they agree with the harsh
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interrogation tactics used by the cia after the 9/11 attacks. that's according to a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. 51% of those polled say the interrogation tactics were acceptable under the circumstances. 45% say they should be used in the future. and 28% of those polled said the cia went too far and were wrong for using those tactics. a senate intelligence committee released a report last week detailing how terror suspects were treated shortly after 9/11. those numbers also mirrored the divide on capitol hill. a majority of republicans and independents say those practices were acceptable. most democrats disagreed. we are following new developments in the allegations against legendary comedian bill cosby. los angeles prosecutors now say they will not charge cosby after a woman claims that he molested her in the '70s. that's because the statute of limitations ran out. the woman eventually told police the incident happened at the playboy mansion when she was 15 years old. cosby has not been charged with any crime. a local fraternity has
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suspended its chapter at the university of pennsylvania over a christmas card controversy. phi delta theta sent out this photo showing fraternity members posing with a dark-skinned blowup doll. some campus groups said the image was racist and sexist. the fraternity's international headquarters told us it is investigating. it released a statement, saying in part, "we are deeply concerned by this image. phi delta theta is a values-based organization and the lack of judgment associated with this image indicates a disconnect from those same values." and from our delaware bureau now, there is help for parents whose children attend maurice moyer academic institution. at a meeting tonight, families can learn about enrolling their children in another school next year. that's because the charter for moyer is being revoked at the end of this school year. tonight's meeting is set for 6:00 at maurice moyer academic institute. it is 5:48. happening today, three small
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businesses will celebrate their move into the philadelphia navy yard. mayor michael nutter will cut the ribbon on the new office space to be shared by graduates of the goldman sachs small business initiative. those businesses, we'll find out what they are, will use the renovated building previously used by an officers quarters. and today, delaware governor jack markell will talk about a federal grant coming to that state to improve the quality of health care. the four-year, $35 million grant will be used to improve patient care and reduce the cost of care. the governor speaks at 11:00 this morning at west side family health care in wilmington. well, the next and final round of new jersey's superstorm sandy relief money will likely pay for housing for storm victims. >> and governor chris christie's administration has announced their plans for spending more than $500 million in federal relief money. about $440 million of that would be used to complete repairs on all eligible sandy-damaged homes and to make more rental units
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available. the state will hold public hearings next month to discuss the plans. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a warmer start this morning. clouds have cleared. no rain in the area. we've been watching for fog, but not really seeing it for most of the area this morning. a very light wind blowing here at the nbc 10 studios. it's a bit stronger at philadelphia international. it's been slowly rising now. 9-mile-an-hour winds are giving us a church windchill of 34 degd also is keeping the fog from forming. we're seven degrees warmer in philadelphia and we've seen some areas in the pocono mountains with fog, but conditions have actually improved a bit in shawnee. you can see the slopes without any problem right now. 36 degrees in pottstown. the numbers are falling but slowly in northeast philadelphia. 44 degrees. 30s in chester county. brandywine at the airport, west chester, chadsport 37 degrees and 38 right now .
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it's warmer overall. everybody's above freezing and we don't have anything to show you in the immediate area on the radar, but there are some rain showers north and west. some of these are destined for the pocono mountains during the day today. just some scattered, light showers. the rest of the area will stay dry -- today, tomorrow, friday and most of saturday. but then, our attention turns to a storm that's coming together in the deep south. this is friday afternoon at 1:00. future rain-snow shows that that's all rain. but it's warmer to the south. and as this moves into our area saturday night, we could see some light snow mixing in with that rain. that's midnight saturday night and into sunday morning. we could see some very light snow mixing with rain in philadelphia with a light accumulation in the pocono mountains. there's nothing big about this storm system at this time, but we'll keep an eye it as we head toward the weekend. today any fog disappears quickly. partly sunny, breezy, 50s this
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afternoon. won't be that warm over the next few days. the seven-day forecast has a high of 45 tomorrow after a morning low of 33, so back into the cold zone tomorrow morning. and breezy, too. so, it will be brisk through friday. clouds build saturday. and then the chance of rain and snow saturday night and into first thing on sunday. then mainly rain on sunday. look at those temperatures. sunday afternoon 43 degrees and then turning milder for monday and tuesday. >> all right, bill, thanks. eight minutes before 6:00 right now, so we know you'll face warmer temperatures as you head out the door. let's see what you'll face on the roads. >> nbc 10's traffic reporter jillian mele is watching everything out there. >> it's not too bad. waking up and traveling through center city, philadelphia, no accidents to report there. good news for drivers in chester county. all morning we were following an accident with a downed pole in elverson. chestnut tree road was blocked out near manor road, but that has cleared. so, no other issues to report right now in chester county. for drivers in the lehigh valley, interstate 78, 22, each the northeast extension, all
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free of any accidents right now. in fact, this is what interstate 78 is looking like right at cedarcrest boulevard. you can see a few drivers on the roads, but so far, no big delays. chris. craig wayne boyd will win it! >> yes! >> team blake celebrates again. season seven's winner of "the voice" is craig wayne boyd, a 33-year-old from texas. he beat out philadelphia favorite matt mcandrew for the title, and that includes a record deal and a $100,000 prize. boyd will be joining the guys on the "today" show a little later this morning to talk about his big win, and then "the voice" will return for its new season on february 23rd. christina aguilera coming back for that one. well, who could forget the ice bucket challenge? it's one of the most googled subjects of the year. what are the others? can we get a grumpy cat in there? i don't know. we'll find out. we'll run down the top five for you, coming up. and frontier adds flights to florida. the latest option for anyone who wants to escape winter for warmer weather.
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the search engine google says it knows what they're looking for and has the data to prove it. google released the top trending
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worldwide searches for the year. number five on the list, the ice bucket challenge. remember that? number four was malaysia airlines, followed by searches for ebola and world cup. and the number one search, the late comedian robin williams. it is 5:57 and time to look now at what's happening county by county, news in your community. and we begin in bucks county, where the spca is asking for your help in catching a dog thief. they say the woman that you see right here, you'll see in a moment, actually swiped a bulldog from the spca this past saturday. there she is. she's wearing a blue and white jacket with a logo that reads "hamilton" there on the chest. you can call the bucks county spca if you know that lady. and in ocean county, two teenagers are charged with vandalizing two newly renovated soccer fields. look at these pictures. a lot of people are upset over this. the boys are accused of driving all over the grass in brick township. you can see the divots they carved out there. it's a major blow to the twin county soccer association, which just spent more than 4,000 bucks
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to fix up the fields this fall. and atlantic county now opinion a last-ditch effort to save the trump taj mahal casino before it closes on saturday. yesterday, the ceo of trump entertainment resorts sent a letter to billionaire investor carl icahn, who owns the property, asking him to keep it open until summer. this morning at this time there's no word yet on whether he will do that. now to new castle county, where frontier airlines is bringing back its round-trip delaware-to-tampa flight next week. starting monday, you can catch a morning flight from wilmington to tampa. frontier cut the tampa route back in october but promised to bring it back this winter. the airline also flies to orlando from wilmington. and going to camden county now, the salvation army's toy shop in camden is open today. in the spirit of giving, the salvation army is offering 500 preselected families the opportunity to come out and choose the toys that they want to give their children, in addition to what santa brings them. and in addition to those toys, each family will get a turkey and gift cards to purchase more food for their holiday dinner.
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they've been doing that for 17 years, allowing families to come and select and shop for the toys that they will give their children on christmas morning. it's pretty awesome. vai and tracy? >> i love that idea. >> i can't believe it's only been 17 years. seems like they've been doing it forever, so good for them. by the way, i don't know anybody that likes a better deal than my partner right here. so, frontier flying to florida. you've taken that flight. >> yeah. >> so, you're glad they're back. >> i'll be checking that out. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. and that breaking news, burglaries happen all the time, but this time, two burglars got trapped in target and were surrounded by cops. we're live outside the store in the bustleton section of the city where the men were nabbed less than an hour ago. and we are looking ahead to some weather that you might not expect in december. we will get your nbc 10 first alert forecast hour by hour. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. now, we're getting a little bit of fog, not a lot, but it's also
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gone away pretty soon. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> it was so thick yesterday, vai, and slow to clear, but this morning we've got a little bit of a breeze blowing. that's helping to keep the fog from forming. you can see the flags atop of the aramark building at center city. riding in on those winds are some cooler temperatures, though it's not as cold as yesterday, the numbers are falling right now. we are watching for fog, some very light fog. the visibility in wilmington is down to two miles. to be considered dense fog, it has to be a quarter mile visibility or less, and we're nowhere near that right now, but we'll keep an eye on the visibilities. as the temperatures fall, fog can thicken up. right now it's 41 degrees in wilmington. a little bit colder now for pottstown and reading both in the 30s at this hour. but the temperatures will turn around. after dipping down into the 30s, we'll be up to 44 degrees at 9:00 and 50 degrees with sunshine. fog will be gone by lunchtime and the wind will be picking up. we'll go through it neighborhood n

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