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in between south street and the vine street expressway. that's moving toward center city. they'll divert you off. that's where we start here. you see flashing lights up against the side rail there. and some of the light, too. you can see there's police activity up ahead. they're diverting people off here. and you see that with the cones. that should last until 5:00 this morning. another hour for that. watching for a disabled vehicle, york and east mooreland avenue. on 422, looking good so far. still early to see big problems on 422. nine minutes eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill, speeds into the high 50s. back to you. >> thank you. an earthquake strikes delaware and shakes our region. new video capturing the moments it rattles homes and buildings. the 4.1-magnitude quake hit near dover late yesterday afternoon leadi leading many to wonder what was happening. >> katy zachry is live at the ar art museum in philadelphia. people all over felt the earthquake. they told us on social media yesterday. >> reporter: so many people throughout the region felt it.
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the good news is this morning we are still not hearing of injuries reported from the earthquake. as you said, people are waking up, recalling where they were when the ground shook. look at the best video we got yesterday. it shows a recording studio in wilmington, delaware, shaking as that earthquake shook several states including our entire region. the u.s. geological survey says the earthquake happened at 4:48 thursday afternoon, and the center of it was about ten miles outside of dover, delaware. people living near the air force base in dover tell nbc10 it sounded like a bomb had dropped, and things shook for 10 to 15 seconds. they say their pets were terrified not knowing where to run. here's how one man in delaware describes it -- >> you know, you weren't sure what was going on. then boom, it was gone that
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quick. >> reporter: and as i earlier said, people are reporting that the ground shook for 10 to 15 seconds. we're also hearing reports that things around them shook for 30 to 45 seconds. it depended on where you were. coming up, we'll share scary moments with you that took place inside a conshohocken daycare as the ground shook. reporting live, katy zachry. it wasn't hard to find people across the region who not only experienced the earthquake but couldn't believe that it hit in our own back yard. we spoke to a man from smyrna, delaware, who felt the ground shake. >> it was pretty mild. never been in anything like that before. but it shook the table a little and lasted, i'd say, maybe 10 seconds if that. >> a similar-sized earthquake hit the region in august of 2011. the epicenter was in virginia. people from maine to georgia and as far west as illinois felt it. the quake measured 5.8 magnitude
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with some aftershocks. now if you have any maybe security video of the shaking from your house or your business, we would love to see it. you can send it to us at or through our nbc10 facebook page. >> and we'll keep updating the story on the nbc10 app. we're getting reports on another earthquake. this one in eastern iran. the magnitude 6.1 quake hit earlier today in a remote mountainous area. it caused mostly minor injuries and damaged buildings. a 7.3 earthquake in iran last month killed more than 500 people. in other news, new from overnight, several people in philadelphia are in the hospital after two cars crashed with one smashing into a chinese restaurant. we were on the scene at 27th and lehigh in strawberry mansion. one of the drivers took off around the crash around 11:00 last night. we're working to find out the conditions of the victims. l&i is checking structural damage at the restaurant. we now know more about a 15-year-old teenager from delaware who police say was killed by a man she met on
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social media. the family of 15-year-old sabrina mclean reported her missing monday. her body was found in a west philadelphia alley the next month. cole sweringer confessed to his parents to stabbing her and setting the body on fire. authorities say this is a cautionary tale for young people. >> all the young people who want to run the streets with strangers through social media, it's dangerous. you don't know who you're going to meet. >> police are trying to get access to mclean's phone to get a clearer picture of what happened between her and the accused killer. he remains in jail without bail. today we'll be getting details of a child predator and pornography sting in new jersey. the state attorney general plans to announce dozens of arrests following a nine-month investigation. we're told the operation made use of a dogging that can sniff out electronic evidence. investigators targeted adult
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traffickers who tried to transport, lure, or send obscene material to children. and happening today, this is world aids day. our region will be hosting a number of events to raise awareness about the epidemic and check people's health. >> later this morning, philadelphia's faith community will gather for a world aids day prayer breakfast in center city. this is video from a previous breakfast. the goal of the event is to offer hope and healing for those living with hiv/aids. faith leaders will also remember those who have died. another world aids day event is the red ribbon awards hosted by the school district and pennsylvania. it pays tribute to those working to rid the world of hiv, the barriers to treat it, and the stigma that surrounds it. and new castle county has two events scheduled in wilmington. dover and rehoboth beach are hosting events. free hiv testing will be available. tap the nbc10 app or log on to
4:06 am for complete information. 4:05. former "today" show host matt lauer now faces accusations of sexual misconduct by as many as six women. lauer issued an apology saying in part, "to the people i have hurt, i am truly service." he continues saying, "some of what is being said is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed." the comments come on the heels of accusations. three women have come forward. one accuser alleges that she was sexually assaulted in lauer's office in 2001. according to a report in "the new york times." right now on the nbc10 app, read matt lauer's entire statement. the app also has the results of a new nbc news poll that shows the majority of americans say there is sexual harassment in the workplace. police in bucks county have the truck they say was involved in a hit and run that killed a young woman and left her boyfriend injured. this is exclusive video of that truck that's being processed as evidence in the case.
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police say they have also identified a person of interest in the investigation. 19-year-old jess kurtz and her boyfriend were crossing street road in trevos monday when they were hit. kurtz died the next day. hillary clinton's book tour is adding a new chapter after what happened last night. security removed a person who got rowdy during the stop in philadelphia. [ cheers ] the crowd at the kimmel center booed and cheered when the person left. on stage clinton talked aboutler failed presidential campaign and the moments that still frustrate here. the former secretary of state touched on the moments that she will remember forever including a big one that happened here in philadelphia. >> the way it felt to stand on a stage right here in philadelphia, to become the first woman to accept a major party's nomination -- [ cheers ] >> clinton's book titled "what happened" is on "the new york times" best sellers list. ♪ yeah, thanks for nothing,
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redskins. >> right? what about that? >> washington could have sent the eagles to the playoffs by beating dallas last night, but it wasn't even close. the game here on nbc10, dakotas prescott and the cowboys blasted washington. the loss could have clinched the win for the birds, but they will punch their own ticket with victory at seattle sunday. we've got to wait until sunday. the battle of the birds, eagles and seahawks, set for sunday night football here on nbc10. of course your official eagles station. our coverage begins at 9:30 sunday morning. if you're getting the grill ready, "eagles game day kickoff" followed by "eagles game plan." the game kicks off at 8:30 in the evening followed by more coverage of your league-leading philadelphia eagles. and can billy penn help the eagles go the whole way? the statuesque that stands tall
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over the sky striper. tonight the blue cross river rink will hold its tree lighting. >> here's a live look at penn's landing. the rink there. the tree is dark now. by the end of tonight, it will be glowing with tens of thousands of lights. it will be filled by live performances by singers, a handbell group, ice skaters. we've got it all including the hot could chocolate. we'll be there to flip the switch. you can watch it live here starting at 7:00. >> i saw the tracks of the zamboni on the ice. we were joking -- hopefully the ice won't melt. and you know, we're assured it won't melt. >> yeah. >> cool out there. >> bill henley, walk us through the day and the evening. >> reporter: temperatures above freezing. it's not going to melt because it's refrigerated, vai. >> that's how they do it? >> right. zamboni was out because we got rain overnight. extra water on the ice. it's going to be freezing up. right now, it is dry out for our area. the wind is blowing.
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you see the shake in the camera. a live view of boathouse row. it will be a breezy day. a sunny and breezy day today. temperatures will warm into the 50s this afternoon. clear skies and chilly conditions for the christmas tree lighting this evening at penn's landing. the forecast wind, 11 miles an hour. this is during the day. those will die down during the evening hours. that will allow temperatures to come down nicely as they are right now. 39 in the suburbs. 43 in delaware. philadelphia low 40s. clouds over new jersey, but as the clouds clear, before sunrise temperatures will drop a little bit more. swedesboro down to 41. 42 in lumberton. 45 in robinsville. 30s now in hopewell township. the wind is blowing. factor in the wind, it feels like 30s for pottstown, reading, millville. feels like 38 in wilmington. sunshine, we'll see a lot of it today. the clouds that brought us the rain, they're offshore already.
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that cold front will bring in temperatures a bit and bring a nice breeze. it's cleared things not just for today, not just for the christmas tree lighting tonight, but also for the weekend, we'll see a lot of sunshine. for today, sunshine will be bright. once it's up, temperatures will climb, 10:00, 47 in philadelphia. in the 50s this afternoon. a sunny day for the suburbs. the chilly temperatures will be little bit better feeling at 10:00. 50 degrees at 2:00 in the afternoon with bright sunshine. it will feel warmer than that. the lehigh valley will see plenty of sunshine. the wind blowing in delaware and new jersey, you'll feel it. warming to the low 50s this afternoonment at the shore, sun comes up, the temperatures up to 50 and climbing at 10:00 this morning. if you're coming down to the tree lighting, here is your holiday tree-lighting forecast. the temperatures turned clear skies, 49 at 5:00. 7:00, that's when the live television show starts here on nbc10. degrees. by 9:00, down to 43. and no snow in the forecast, by the way.
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>> those temperatures look perfect, thank you for that. 4:11. let's get you to work. we made it to friday. got to get you to work one more time. >> jessica boyington is looking at the schuylkill. jess, what are you seeing? >> yeah, watching the schuylkill expressway because we're closed this morning. in between this point at south street where they start to divert the traffic, you see where the cones start. they'll divert all traffic off here and allow them on after 30th street station, the vine. that will be there for at least 45 minutes on the westbound side of the schuylkill. also watching the p.a. turnpike. both directions look okay at least according to the drive times. 23 minutes on the westbound side from route 1 headed to valley forge. speeds still into the 60s. watch for a disabled vehicle in hatboro on york at east mooreland avenue. back to you. >> thank you. changing what justice looks like. only nbc10 is speaking with philadelphia's new district attorney. >> that's a pretty low bar, though. i mean, that's a pretty low bar. like having a football player who doesn't run the wrong direction. >> the new approach larry
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krasner is taking on and what he says about his predecessor who's serving prison time. and reversing the curse. what construction workers placed on top of philadelphia's newest building that they hope will push the eagles to a super bowl win. at 4:13, ring reunion. the efforts it took to get one man his priceless wedding band back. what he has to say about the happy ending. michael: i'm thankful that
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i'm alive and have a second chance. james: i'm thankful for the help and the opportunity that i received. darlene: i'm thankful to be able to help people in crisis. vanessa: i'm thankful that addiction is treatable, and that help is available. christie: new jersey is experiencing a heroin epidemic fueled by opioid painkillers. but if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, i want you to know: we are here for you.
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this holiday season, choose help. call 844 reach nj or visit 4:15. put fewer people in jail and not prosecute certain crimes. >> that's the plan for district-elect larry krasner. nbc10's mitch blocker sat down exclusively with krasner in his first one-on-one interview since his election. krasner spent his career as a
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civil rights lawyer. he represented members of the black lives matter movement, suing philadelphia police in the process. in his role as a prosecutor, krasner said the d.a.'s office should be ready for an approach that targets crime instead of the poor. >> culture change begins with having the right leadership. it begins with having a moral compass that, frankly, is missing at this time in that office. >> reporter: should the adas be worried about their jobs now? >> some of them. the vast majority, no. >> krasner said he'll try to get out of the shadow of disgraced former d.a. seth williams who's serving prison time for taking bribes. in delaware, hundreds of children in new castle county are ready for winter thanks to a new coat. at richhill elementary school in newport, students tried on new, personalized coats from the organization operation warm. earlier this month, that organization teamed up with the delaware kids fund for a big camp-out fund-raiser to raise money that will help the kids all winter long. >> they'll be more comfortable when they go to recess.
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it raises their self-esteem because they have a brand-new coat that fits them well. and they're all leaving proud today. >> at the elementary school, every child is on a free breakfast and lunch program. you can imagine a new jacket is much appreciated. events across our area today will help you get into the holiday spirit. >> yeah. tonight is the grand opening for celebrations of the winter fest ice skating rink at cooper river park in pennsauken. the event will feature a tree-lighting ceremony, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, and an ice-skating performance. all the festivities begin tonight at 6:30. meanwhile this morning, scuba santa will return to adventure aquarium in camden. he'll take his grand entrance on the delaware river. scuba santa will rise on an inflatable sleigh pulled by a reindeer on a jet ski. >> come on! >> yeah. once he gets to the aquarium, he'll light the tallest underwater christmas tree for the first time ever. >> that's going to be a great christmas picture right there.
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meantime, delaware county's festival of lights begins tonight. the decorations will be turned on at rose tree park in media. the event will feature holiday music performances by the elementary school and a visit from santa claus. he will have a busy couple of days. festival of lights runs through new year's day. to get you into the holiday spirit in philadelphia, take a ride on one of septa's festive trollies. the trollies are making the season brighter with twinkling lights, wreaths, garland. special trollies can be seen all around the city. >> nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than the weather. i like it crisp and cool when it's around christmas time. >> we'll get there, i'm guessing, bill henley? >> vai opens the icebox and starts doing christmas carols even in july. doesn't take much cold weather. it feels chilly this morning. and you see why. part of the reason is the wind. a little bit stronger above the building level. we're seeing a nice breeze at the surface, too. seven mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia. eight miles per hour in
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wilmington. that's enough to make it feel chillier as temperatures fall. 40s in south jersey, philadelphia, delaware, the lehigh valley. in the suburbs, numbers have dropped to the 30s. most neighborhoods in the very low 40s. sadsburyville, 41 degrees now along with exton. collegeville and north wales, elroy on the chilly side, 30s. ft. washington is 41. so temperatures are coming down right now. we've got a lot of sunshine on the way. the clouds that came through with the showers overnight, they're going to be out of the picture at 8:00 this morning. the bus stop weather -- chilly breeze blowing. 36 degrees in wilmington. it's 43 in philadelphia. very low 40s for quakertown and wilmington. atlantic city, degrees. a little bit chillier today thanks to the wind in exton. in the upper 30s along with reading in the 30s. sunshine and 36 degrees. trenton is 43. you'll need the jacket this morning. and sunglasses all day long. the clouds that are still over new jersey are thinning out. and clouds have broken in the suburbs and the lehigh valley. we're seeing colder temperatures
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there. look how nice and clear it is to the west. that's the weekend coming which is going to see a lot of sunshine. next chance of wet weather won't arrive until next weekend. tomorrow, the winds will be lighter. the winds will start to die down this evening. that's going to make for a pleasant evening. the wind is bringing in chillier weather that will be here for tomorrow. you'll feel it especially in the morning. tomorrow afternoon just 50 degrees. that's the normal high temperature for this time of year. you see the warming trend that begins on sunday continues monday. by tuesday afternoon, we're closer to the 60-degree mark. the weekend forecast, looking good. sunshine, clouds, 50 in philadelphia. 48 degrees in the lehigh valley. low 50s for new jersey, the shore, and delaware. we're still on track for a warmer and dry sunday with each part of the area warming into the 50s. look at next week, right on through the workweek, with the ten day on 10 when i'm back in the next half hour. >> see you then. 4:20 on this friday. maybe your morning commute takes
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you into center city or through center city. >> if so, jessica boyington has you covered with first alert traffic. right, a lot of people's. do we're watching the vine. open in both directions. cameras at 24th here. right here is westbound, that's moving toward the schuylkill. you'll just be able to get on this westbound side of the schuylkill expressway. remember, the westbound schuylkill is closed. i'll get to that in a second. eastbound here toward 95 with no problems. remember, there's a disabled vehicle in hatboro at york and east moreland avenue. construction on the schuylkill expressway. you see where some of the closure is. the westbound side. we're also seeing lanes blocked on the eastbound side, too. moving in or out of center city, they'll divert you off. that will be for another 40 minutes or so until the 5:00 hour or so. now yesterday and the day before, they were running behind schedule. we're hoping to be on schedule for this friday, you know, headed into the weekend and everything. want to end on a good note. right now we'll keep our eyes on that, and i'll have updates on new jersey roads, too, when i come back.
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>> all right. thank you. the future of the road. one car company has a new plan to take on uber and lyft. push for reform. today the senate is expected to cast a final vote on their plan to overhaul the tax system, and the decision could impact everyone in the country. and the royal life. today prince harry and his me to f -- his new fiancee carry out royal duties together.
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classic tv fans are remembering former "gilligan's island" star jim nabors. he went on to star in the show and frequently was on "the carol burnett show."
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he was a singer and for years got the india indianapolis 500 started. he was 87. billionaire activist ickoco bill icahn talked about the dow industrial average. >> it closed above 24,000 points for the first time ever. [ cheers ] >> the dow went up 331 points thursday. the biggest gain since march. as a result, it closed at 24,272. that's a new high. the nasdaq and s&p also finished up. traders say the market believes the gop's proposed corporate cuts will help -- corporate tax cut will help earnings growth. uber and lyft facing competition. a new ride-driving system to be announced by 2019.
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it's using chevy volts as part of a test. gm expects to charge passengers about $1.50 per mile. 40% less than services that offer a human driver. britain's prince harry and his fiancee will carry out their first public duties today. >> for meghan markle, it will be her first taste of life as a working royal. they will attend a fair and school. prince william, markle's soon-to-be brother-in-law, says he's happy for the pair. >> we're very excited. delighted for them both. wishing them all the happiness at this exciting time. >> markle is also facing more scrutiny from the british press. there's speculation about her half siblings, her former husband, her father, and whether he will walk her down the aisle. 4:26. a rare rattling, an earthquake shakes our region. we have continuing coverage of the moment the quake struck and the damage one homeowner says was left behind.
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rain overnight. puddles on beach avenue in cape may. we're drying out this morning and cooling down, too. 47 degrees here at nbc10. many neighborhoods are feeling chillier conditions this morning. the neighborhood forecast coming up. first, jessica boyington watching first alert traffic. that's right. watching the lehigh valley now. here's 78 at lehigh street. not a lot of cars out the door there. good to go moving through eastbound or westbound. i'll check back in with you on jersey roads at 4:30.
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shaking our region. an earthquake strikes delaware.
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people from washington, d.c., to connecticut feel it. how people are reacting to the rare rattling. fighting for reform. the battle over taxes comes to a head today as the senate gets set to vote. what it could ultimately mean for your budget. and back on top. how workers are making sure philadelphia's changing styline won't jinx the eagles' super bowl dreams. both cities hoping to make that super bowl thing happen. 4:30. good morning. this is "nbc10 news today" first look at 4. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate neighborhood weather forecast. what are we seeing? >> temperatures cooling after showers overnight. some clearing already in the lehigh valley. the temperature has dropped to 40 degrees. it will come down a bit more. that may produce a little bit of light fog. you can see it in this live view from easton this morning. but even if we get a little bit of light fog, it's not going to last long. the sunshine will be bright.


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