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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. temperatures will be climbing.
44 at 10:00. we'll warm into the 50s this afternoon. even the suburbs and philadelphia. right now, 47 in the city. the breeze blowing out of the northwest is bringing in the drier air. 43 at 7:00. by 10:00 this morning, a 12-mile-an-hour wind out of the due north. skies nice and clear today. temperatures heading for the 50s this afternoon. above the normal high of 50. partly to mostly sunny skies for philadelphia, the suburbs. for new jersey, 53 degrees this afternoon. a nice day brewing at the shore, too. just a little bit warmer with a high of 55. low 50s for the lehigh valley and delaware. the wind is going to be right up to about 12 miles an hour this afternoon. i'll break each of these forecasts down hour by hour, show you what your day looks like when i'm back in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington watching the first alert traffic. >> right. starting on 295, cameras around the black horse pike. near route 168. not a lot of cars out the door. just a few. either direction, northbound
toward the trenton area, southbound if you have to head toward the 42 freeway or toward the philadelphia area. we're not seeing any problems right now. 42, speaking of that, looks good. five minutes now for your drive time on the northbound side from 55 to the walt whitman bridge moving to the philadelphia area. speeds into the 60s. once you get to philadelphia, if you're trying to do that, you have to get through center city. probably the best bet for now will be heading to the vine street expressway. the westbound schuylkill expressway is still closed in between south street and 30th street. around the vine, they'll let you back on afterwards. watching the construction for another half hour. and again, that will be until 5:00. shaking, scaring, and confusing. an earthquake hits delaware, and people across the area feel it. the 4.1 earthquake hit dover yesterday. people from washington, d.c., to connecticut reported feeling it the rattling. >> nbc10's katy zachry joins us live from the art museum. a lot of people have stories about when this struck in the afternoon. >> reporter: a lot of people
waking up still sharing those stories where, where they were, the earthquake happened around 4:48, 4:45. right at the height of rush hour. we have an impressive picture. take a look. the picture of the seismograph from holland elementary school in bucks county. it captured when the earthquake hit. we have pictures of some of the damage so far. the earthquake caused cracks in this delaware home. and a worthington recording studio shook back and forth. there are no reports of injuries from it so far, but people's nerves were rattled, especially at this daycare in conshohocken where kids were playing. >> as i was looking this way, i saw the church bell start to sway. fear, that was the first emotion. i was fearing it was going to be a big earthquake. >> reporter: at the top of the broadcast, we talked about how rare this occurrence is. the last time the region was rattled by an earthquake was six
years ago in 2011. an earthquake struck in virginia, but we felt it all the way up here. before that, it was 1994. a rare occurrence. reporting live in center city, nbc10 news. >> thank you. if you have any video of the earthquake or pictures, we want to see them. send it to us on nbc10.com or the nbc10 facebook page. we'll follow the story and bring you updates on the nbc10 app. this morning, we're learning more about the drexel graduate who faces a murder charge after breaking up a fight. joseph hilanski shot a man on lancaster avenue tuesday as he was trying to intervene in a heated argument between that man and his girlfriend. we spoke to his former roommate who said he was someone who generally kept his calm. he remembers how he reacted when people were following them on a late-night run to wawa. >> one person tried to take his phone, he swatted his arm. he turned and said, "what are
you doing, go away, i'm going to call the cops." >> he had a concealed carry permit. his roommate said he carried it to feel safer in the off-campus neighborhood. we asked police how the encounter escalated, but we're told they're not releasing any more information now. parents in montgomery county are concerned after learning a trusted karate instructor is charged of sexually assaulting three of his teenage students. evan burgess assaulted the kids during sleepovers at his home and during out-of-state trips to martial arts tournaments. he talked at the premier martial arts in conshohocken. the karate school put him on leave in may when it learned of the allegations. today the u.s. senate will resume debate on the gop tax plan. >> a handful of gop senators remain holdouts because of concerns about how the bill would affect the deficit and small businesses. nbc10's national correspondent, edward lawrence, brings us the latest from washington. know they're going to be
affected -- >> reporter: republican senators hit a stalemate and lost support for their tax bill. at issue, $1 trillion added to the national debt. still, the senate majority leader says it's a good bill. >> our opportunity to overhaul our complex tax code and shift our economy into high gear. >> reporter: the white house focused, hoping for their first major legislative victory. >> we simplify the process and bring companies back home to invest here. >> reporter: at least one democrat says he's willing to reach across the aisle with the right changes to the bill. >> i'm still gettable. i'm gettable up until the final amendment that would make this bill a better bill. >> reporter: other congressional leaders want to scrap it and start over. >> this tax bill is one of the most unfair and disastrous pieces of legislation ever brought forth in the history of the country. >> i'm confident we can get this done this year. >> reporter: the republican
timeline to get it to the president's desk keeps moving. the debate begins at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. the white house press secretary is not denying reports that the president is thinking about replacing secretary of state rex tillerson. sarah sanders told reporters he met with tillerson yesterday. the current cia director, mike p pompeo, would replace him. not guilty in the case of sanctuary cities. the jury acquitted a man in the killing of katherine steinly. she died in her father's arms in 2015 after she was shot walking along a pier in san francisco. the defense argued the case was accidental. president trump often used this case as he campaigned as an example of why stronger immigration laws are needed. the man had been deported five
times and was wanted for a sixth deportation when steinly was killed. the president wrote, "a disgraceful verdict in the kate steinly case. no wonder the people of our country are so angry with illegal immigration." a measure is moving through the new jersey assembly that would make sure opioid treatment options are offered when someone receives an antidote for an overdose. the health and human services senior services committee approved the legislation yesterday. under the bill, health care professionals or first responders who give the opioid antidote to someone who has overdosed must inform the person of the process when the treatment is complete. sponsors say it would connect people who need help with people who can offer help. fighting the curse of billy penn. what's on top of the tallest new building in hopes of keeping the eagles in the top spot of the felt-- of the nfl. lost, found, and returned. an update to a story of a
missing ring and the reunion that left a couple smiling. michael: i'm thankful that 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. this holiday season, choose help.
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you and a check of the roads at roosevelt blvd. at route 1, both directions looking good. northbound and southbound empty for the most part. it's still only in the 4:00 hour. watching a disabled vehicle in hatboro on york at east moreland, watching the schuylkill expressway. westbound in between south street and the vine street expressway, right at south street, they'll divert you off. you'll be allowed back along the vine street expressway after the 30th street station area. for now, we're watching this for the next 20 minutes or so. ending with 95, moving through delaware. an 11-minute trip from 295 to 495. speeds there into the high 50s.
i'm meteorologist bill henley. 4:42. 47 degrees. skies are clearing, so temperatures are coming down this hour. seeing cool numbers in philadelphia, but no typical cold. the numbers would normally be in the 30s this hour. 49 now at society hill. 44 in chestnut hill and northeast philadelphia, 40s. as the clouds clear out before sunrise this morning, the next couple of hours, temperatures will fall a bit more. we could see 30s. we won't see any more wet weather. showers came through overnight, they're out of the picture for the rest of the day. at 9:00, warming to 45. there will be a breeze. that's dry air coming in. that will ensure sunshine at lunchtime, 50 in philadelphia and millville. wilmington up to 50. 40s for the suburbs and lehigh valley. warms into the 50s this afternoon. it's going to be lower 50s at 3:00.
then it starts later in the evening. at 5:00,. look how clear it is for new jersey, delaware, the suburbs, lehigh valley, and philadelphia. look good for the holiday tree lighting this evening. you'll feel a chill because of winds blowing. 45 at 5:00 when we go live at nbc10. degrees. the whole team will be there. we hope you join us. it will be down to 43 degrees at 9:00. a chill in the air, but not terribly cold for us. not for today. chilly air on the way for the weekend. i'll show when you to expect that in ten minutes. >> see you then. millions being returned. why you may be getting money back from one utility company. and keeping the birds flying. construction workers take an important step in making sure the eagles aren't cursed as they head into the playoffs. (alex trebek) seasons change.
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state. >> a twist in the searches for two boys who disappeared more than 40 years ago. two human skulls were found in 1990 in the same wooded area of stafford township where police and the fbi have been searching this fall for clues in the disappearance of david williams and steven anderson. they vanished from a residential facility in 1975. the fbi won't comment on possible links between the searches and the skulls. in the lehigh valley, a pennsylvania state trooper is out of the intensive care unit as he recovers from getting shot earlier this month. corporal seth kelley was shot after a traffic stop november 7th in plainfield township. he's been at st. luke's ever since. the man accused of shooting him is in jail charged with attempted homicide. 70,000 people in delaware will be getting money back before the end of the year. directors of the delaware electric cooperative voted to return $4.8 million in capital credits to the co-op's member owners. the money will be distributed over the next weeks to customers of the nonprofit utility. officials say the new jersey
governor's race was the second most expensive contest in the state's history. the candidates and independent groups spent more than $79 million. democrat governor-elect phil murphy outspent kim guadagno. the 2005 election between doug corzine and john forrester, the most expensive governor's race. people in new castle county have a new and affordable place to keep their family members healthy. the clinic will hold its grand opening. the clinic worries about pets being put down or neglected due to financial constraints. it will offer low-cost medical car care. i hate it when the cowboys win any time. but now they have to wait to clinch the nfc east because dallas won last night. >> the birds hope to win the playoff spot. when skyscrapers dwarfed height
of the billy penn statue in the 1980s, sports teams in philly stopped winning championships. this impacted me personally, folks. a miniature statue placed atop the comcast center last decade changed that with the phillies. now the figurine has a new home on the new tallest building in time for the eagles' run. nbc10's dray clark has latest on the reverse the curse. >> reporter: good morning. if it worked before, maybe it can work again. same statue, different location. high hopes literally for another championship coming to philadelphia. now hope lies in the form of a 5.25-inch statue. this stood atop the comcast center in 2007. a year later, the phillies won the world series, lifting what many say was a decades' old curse. that curse went back to 1987 when liberty place rose 400 feet taller than billy's hat. it was widely believed that
going above the hat was a no-no. for a moment it seemed true. the flyers lost in '89 and '97, the phills in '93, the sixers, and then unfortunately in '05. now the comcast technology center is the tallest building in the city, rising a thousand feet above the ground, well beyond billy penn's hat. iron workers platesed a new statue -- placed a new statue atop the building. will it work? could it usher another championship title into philly? >> good move. i totally believe in good ju-ju, bad ju-ju. >> if it's going higher than what it was, yeah, i believe it. >> have you checked? he's got to be in the original spot. born and bred. got to be a true believer. >> reporter: time will tell. meanwhile, the eagles are on the road in seattle. the team could have clinched the playoff berth last night with the cowboys' loss. the cowboys beat them real bad
which means the eagles will have to make it happen on their own this sunday. in seattle, it's a loud and tough place to play. the eagles last there last season 26-15. this is a different team with a different kind of energy this year. and defensively, they're struggling with two key d-backs out with season-ending injuries. this could be a breeze there. >> that's what i'm talking about! >> reporter: meanwhile, dray clark, nbc10 news. >> hallelujah! >> let's do it? >> that woman called it ju-ju, i call it mojo. same thing. the battle of the birds, eagles and seahawks, set for sunday night football here on nbc10, your official eagles station. our coverage begins at 9:30 sunday morning as you get ready for your day. tune in and watch the "eagles game day kickoff" followed by "eagles game plan." the game itself kicks off at 8:30 that evening. i will be able to watch maybe
half. >> okay. you'll be tired monday morning. >> i know, but that's what we've got to do. >> it is. >> followed by more coverage of your league-leading birds. meanwhile, it seems nothing can phase the eagles now. >> and that includes yesterday's magnitude 4.1 earthquake that hit the region. look at this tweet that the team posted, "must have an aftershock." the video shows the birds stiff-arming their way to one of the ten wins this season. the phillies also had fun tweeting video of the fanatic taking a flop and posted, "breaking the u.s. geological survey has identified the cause of the earthquake in philadelphia." >> wow. >> i love the philly fanatic more than anything in the world. i laugh at everything he does. so great. >> best personality. >> best mascot ever. >> you were showing a clip on social media this morning that we were laughing at. some of the stuff that people post are so clever. >> the internet wins sometimes. >> yes. >> scary but sometimes they win.
>> beats video of the earthquake, you making fun of the video -- >> we take it all. we'll have plenty to take a picture of this evening. >> yes. >> not expecting any earthquakes. chillier weather coming courtesy of the wind that's blowing. right now, a steady breeze in philadelphia as we dry out. there were showers overnight. now the wind is bringing in drier air. just a three mile-an-hour breeze in allentown. though it's below ten miles an hour. coatesville is feeling the chill in the air as the skies clear out. the windchill feeling like 30s in millville and wilmington. a chilly start. look what happens during the day. even though the temperatures will fall a little bit more, at 9:00, we warm into the 50s this afternoon. there will be a little bit of a breeze. even at 1:00, it will feel like the upper 40s. a lot of sunshine. the wind degrees down during the later afternoon hours. that's great news.
for us for the tree-lighting ceremony, happens this evening. the clouds are moving out. we'll see plenty of sunshine during the day. and the dry weather's going to stick with us right on through the weekend. the next chance of wet weather is coming from a storm that hasn't reached the pacific northwest yet. anscended dry -- a dry period starts today. breezy, winds up to 12, 15 miles per hour this afternoon. here's the cold start to the weekend -- 34 degrees saturday morning. 50 in the afternoon. back into the lower 30s again on sunday. warmer in the afternoon. that begins a warming trends that will have us into the middle 50s on monday. look at tuesday -- sunshine to start with, 62 degrees in the afternoon, but clouds take over during the day. some late-day rain showers. 62 in the afternoon. drops down to 53 degrees with rain coming in on wednesday. clearing out later on wednesday. then here comes the colder
weather for thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday. temperatures dropping into the low 40s for next weekend. >> all right. thanks for that. almost 4:54. >> jessica boyington, looking at the blue route? >> the blue route at the germantown pike onramp. not seeing any delays. usually by the beginning the rush hour we will see that. this is coming away from the tolls, northbound side here head toward the open it. not yet, though, seeing any problems. minor delays for septa's warminster train, 405. but the rest of mass transit is on time. the schuylkill expressway dealing with the construction on the westbound side. so westbound from south street headed up to 30th street station. around the vine street expressway area, they'll be diverting you off and allowing you back on afterwards westbound. another couple of minutes now before that seems to clear. also watching route 202. i'll end here now with the drive times, ten minutes in both directions north and south from 30 to the schuylkill. speeds into the 60s.
you have a last time to contribute to the preston & steve camp-out for hunger. you can get donations to xfinity live in philadelphia. the morning team has been camping out all week collecting food ymts fitems for fill abund. they got a boost from two clubs who w.h.o. are huge supporters. jackson's jockey club and the porsche club -- jeep club and the porsche club compete. the jeep club donations thousands, and the porsche club donated thousands and also a check. to a happy reunion in south jersey.
>> a man gets his lost wedding band back. a couple found the wedding band saturday in a route 38 store parking lot. after reaching out to nbc10 about the ring, we got them together thursday to get the band back on kraft's ring finger. >> i got goosebumps when i saw it. i did. >> the goal is complete now. i know they got the ring back. i know who they are. i feel like this was meant to be. >> she wanted to know how the krafts stayed married for 55 years. barbara said it was because ed worked nights and she worked days. >> that works. to another reunion, this one in camden. between an army sergeant and his unsuspecting wife. watch this. [ applause ]
you see the surprise and joy on mary ann crump's face. her employees arranged the reunion. her husband is an army specialist who's been serving in afghanistan. we appreciate your service. >> thank you for all you do for us. now, "nbc10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. >> rare earthquake, people across our area feel the shaking as the quake strikes delaware. the video and what people felt the moment it struck. world aids day. people across the area coming together to raise awareness about the deadly disease. how they're offering hope and he healing to toes fighting to survive. -- healing to those fighting to survive. and flipping a skriwitch. a preview of the tree lighting at the blue cross river rink. >> we flipping the switch, or santa flipping the switch? >> i think we'll help santa. hope you join us. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today" first look at 4. i'm tracy davidson.
>> i'm via sikahema. the 1st of december. let's find out about the weather and meteorologist bill henley with the first alert forecast, most accurate neighborhood weather forecast. >> like mother nature flipped a switch. temperatures are coming down as skies there out. 38 degrees right now in the suburbs. it's degrees in philadelphia. we're still looking at 40s in new jersey and delaware, too. there's still plenty of time before sunrise, just after 7:00, for the numbers to come down a bit more. in fact, at 7:00 in wilmington, 41. northwesterly winds, that's a drying wind for us. it will still be blowing. this time out of the north at 10:00. 49 degrees. bright sunshine. each part of the area will see a nice warmup, into the low 50s. thanks to the breeze that will be blowing, that will keep the temperatures in the low 50s for the lehigh valley, new jersey, the suburbs, and philadelphia, too. delaware up to 52. warmer at the shore. 55 with partly to mostly sunny skies. i'll break the forecast down hour by hour and give a