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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 skyline won't jinx the eagles' super bowl dreams. >> i love how we're not leaving anything to chance. >> oh, no. everyone is behind the eagles for sure. 5:30. 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 who's got the first alert neighborhood forecast, the most accurate neighborhood weather forecast. >> it's pretty good you'll like the weather. chilly to start. temperatures falling as skies clear out. 38 degrees right now in philadelphia. the lehigh valley, also at 38 degrees. the little bit of fog you're seeing won't last long as the temperatures climb. we'll see any fog this morning disappear. at 11:00. those 30s in the suburbs will
warm into the 40s. and then heading into the 50s this afternoon. in fact, you can count on low 50s hear it the entire area -- low 50s for the entire area with partly to mostly cloudy skies. i'll show you what it looks like for this afternoon and phenix forecast for the penn's landing tree-lighting ceremony tonight at 7:00. now to jessica boyington. >> yes, it's damp out here. i'm about to lose the camera, but at least we can see eastbound and westbound, no major problems. the rest of new jersey roads are okay. 295 is clear in both directions. not seeing any members problems on the -- any problems on the new jersey turnpike. moving toward philadelphia, we're good there, too. a crash at lower merion at bryn mawr avenue. watch for police activity. i'll have an update again when i come back in ten minutes. shaking, scary, confusing. an earthquake hits delaware. people across the area felt it. the 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit near dover yesterday afternoon.
people from washington, d.c., all the way to connecticut reported feeling it. >> nbc10's katy zachry joins us live now from the art museum. people all over the delaware valley, as tracy mentioned, you know, recognized the moment it struck. >> reporter: they really did. some people telling us they felt the tremors for ten seconds. others as long as 30 seconds. one thing most people agree on is that it was frighting for ait from -- frightening for a pretty good clip. a teacher at holland middle school shared with us this seismograph picture showing the moment the earthquake hit. here are pictures of the damage. the earthquake struck around 4:45 yesterday outside the dover area, causing cracks in this delaware home. a wilmington recording studio shook back and forth for several seconds during it. while there are no reports of injuries, people's nerves were rattled. even at the daycare in conshohocken, kids were playing, and people were worried.
>> as i was looking out this way, i started to see our church building start to sway. fear, that was the first emotion. i was fearing that something -- it was going to be a big earthquake. >> reporter: we've talked about how rare an earthquake like this is in our area. if you think back, the last time we felt tremors like this, six years ago in 200011. before that -- in 2011. before that, there was an earthquake in pennsylvania in 1994. reporting live, katy zachry, nbc news. >> thank you. if you have video or pictures from the earthquake, we want to see them. send it to us on nbc10.com or the nbc10 app or facebook page. we'll follow the story and bring you updates. 5:34. this morning, we're learning more about the drexel graduate who faces a murder charge after trying to break up a fight. joseph howanski shot a man on lancaster avenue tuesday as he
was trying to intervene in an argument between a couple. his roomate said he usually was calm and remembered how howanski reacted to someone following him late night from a wawa. >> he had a concealed carry permit, and his former roommate said he carried a gun to feel safer in his off-campus neighborhood. we reached out to police to find out how the encounter escalated, what he did to intervene. we're told they're not releasing any more information. parents in montgomery county are concerned after learning a trusted karate instructor is accused of skpuexually assaulti 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 taught at the premier martial arts in conshohocken. the karate school put him on leave in may when it learned of
the allegations. today, the senate will resume debate on the gop tax plan. a handful of senators remain holdouts because of concerns about how the bill would affect the deficit and small businesses. nbc10's pamela osborne is live in our digital operations center with more on when the vote might happen now. >> reporter: a vote on the bill could come as early as today. yesterday the gop tax plan received a big boost by arizona senator john mccain who announced he would be voting in favor of the bill. as he said, not all republicans are on board. there are three holdouts who say their concerns are about how the bill would impact the deficit. and with no democratic support for the plan expected, the republicans can only afford to lose two votes. late in the day, the joint committee on taxation released its nonpartisan analysis of the bill. they estimate that even with the economic growth that republicans are expecting, the bill would
increase the deficit by $1 trillion over ten years. republicans believe they have the votes to push it through. >> no chance you don't get this done? >> no. failure's not an option. we need a tax cut. >> i think the bill has been billed much more as being a middle-class tax cut when that's not what it is. >> reporter: and the nonpartisan tax policy center says two-thirds of middle-class earners would say tax increases under the tax plan. also worth noting, there are changes in areas that seem unrelated to the tax code in that bill. more at 6:30. in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne. president trump will have lunch today with secretary of state rex tillerson a day after the white house press secretary did not deny reports that the president is thinking about replacing tillerson. sarah sanders told us the
president met with tillerson yesterday. current cia director mike pompeii oh would replace tillerson. not clear when it would happen. a san francisco jury found a mexican man not guilty in a case that put so-called sanctuary cities at the center of a national debate. the jury acquitted him in the killing of kathryn steinle. she died in her father's arms after she was shot walking on a pier in san francisco. the defense argued the shooting was accidental. president trump often cited the case while campaigning, using it as an example of why stronger immigration laws are needed. garcia zarate had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation when steinle was killed. >> the president reacted on twitter writing, "a disgraceful verdict in the kate steinle case. no wonder people in 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 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 has to inform the person of the process when the treatment is complete. sponsors of the measure say it would connect people who need help with people who can offer help. i'm meteorologist bill henley. 5:-39. degrees in foig-- in philadelph. a sunny day ahead after raindrops have cleared out. behind the rain showers, we're seeing a nice breeze blowing at six miles per hour now. that winds will increase to 11 miles per hour at lunchtime. the wind will bring in dry air, making sure we stay sunny. it's going to keep temperatures from climbing all that much. we'll be in the low 50s at lunchtime. we'll stay in the low 50s this afternoon. right now, the suburbs, clouds clearing out.
colder temperatures to start with. a nice warmup, bright sunshine, 50 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. the lehigh valley, chilly, too. 38 now. above freezing. so there's no threat of anything freezing left on the ground after the showers overnight. the five mile-per-hour wind. it will be increasing along with the temperature, too. nine mile-per-hour wind at noontime. 48 degrees. then it hits 50 degrees in the lehigh valley at 2:00 this afternoon. new jersey, you'll see clearing skies. still a few lingering clouds to start with. they're not going to last. fog is out of the picture for new jersey. you might see a spot or two in a few neighborhoods. by 10:00, warming temperatures. any fog disappears. look at the sunshine this afternoon. for the jersey shore, 45, into the 50s at 10:00. middle 50s this afternoon. you'll get the same wind just a little bit stronger at noontime at the shore. 13 miles per hour. the drier winds in delaware, nine miles per hour. it increases this morning. so does the temperature.
42 degrees right now. 49 degrees at 10:00. then into the low 50s at 2:00. it starts to cool down at 4:00. by the time the sun sets, things will cool in time for the holiday tree lighting at penn's landing. the whole morning team will be there. we hope to see you. 45 at 5:00. if you can't make it by 7:00, turn on nbc10. we'll be live with the christmas tree lighting. and 40s to start with, yes, low 40s at 9:00. a breeze. so might feel even colder than that. we've got the weekend forecast and beyond with the ten day on ten when i'm back in a few minutes. good morning, everyone, jessica boyington with you now with a check of the roads. we'll start things off this morning with 422. our cameras around trooper road still look good. the eastbound side starting to see, of course, more volume than we ever see on the westbound side. at least for the commute. right now, an eight-minute drive time from 29 to the schuylkill. speeds there still into the 60s. a new crash into us.
ft. washington, westbound of the p.a. turnpike. we're starting to see a little delay here on the maps system approaching that. in the center lane right now. at least that's where it was originally. before they moved that to the shoulder, we'll see a delay there approaching that. also a crash at montgomery and bryn mawr avenue. i'll end with mansion. ten-minute delays -- with mansion. ten-minute delays for doylestown 501. everything on or close to schedule. fighting the curse of billy penn. what workers placed on top of philadelphia's new building in hopes of keeping the eagles in the top spot in the nfl. lost, found, and returned. a happy update to a story of a missing ring and the reunion that left one couple grinning from ear to ear. we just moved in about four months ago,
but the living room's pretty blank. we did a lot of research online. we just need to have a designer put it all together. mmm hmm. this is great! so, it's really nice when clients come in and have... done some of their own research. and then, i make it happen. what do you think about these chairs and that table? working with a bassett designer was really easy. us being young professionals, we're so busy... there's no way we could've designed it ourselves. no. just kind of ties in very well. we love it!
we'll look at headlines county by county and state boy state. >> at the jersey shore, a recovery of two human skulls found in the 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 this month. corporal seth shelley was shot after a -- seth kelley was shot after a traffic stop. he's been in the hospital ever since. the man accused of shooting him is charged with attempted homicide. 7,000 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 few 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 empty groups spent more than $79 million. democrat governor-elect phil murphy outspent kim guadagno. the election between doug core in -- corzine and john prosecutor to rester was the most -- john forester was the most expensive. animal friends vet anywhere clinic will hold a grand opening. it worries about pets being put down or neglected because of financial constraints. it will offer low-cost medical care. drats, the eagles will have to wait to clinch the nfc east because dallas won last night. >> yeah. they could do it sunday, though. the birds hoping superstition
will work in their favor after they wrap up the playoff spot. skyscrapers dwarfed the height of the billy penn statue in the 1980s, they stopped winning championships. a miniature statue placed atop the comcast center changed that with the phillies. now there's a new home on the new tallest building just in time for the eagles run. nbc's dray clark joins us with the latest reverse curse. you've been around the city a long time. you know this? >> reporter: i've heard about the billy penn curse. i don't necessarily believe it. i'll go with the flow regardless. when it comes to superstition, some say it's a bunch of baloney. others say you have to give it consideration. in philly we have serious superstitions when it comes to the sports teams. the billy penn curse at the heart of it, but there's hope. hope lies in the size of a 5.25-inch statue. it stood atop the comcast center
in 2007. a year later, the phillies lifted what many called a decades' old curse stemming back to 1987. one liberty place rose 400 feet taller than billy penn'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 '87 and '97, the phills, then the eagles in '05. the new comcast technology center is the tallest building in the city rising 1,000 feet above ground, well beyond billy penn's hat. iron workers placed a new billy penn statue atop the building. will it work? could it usher in another championship title into philly? >> good move. i totally believe in good ju-ju, bad ju-ju. >> i kind of believe it. have you checked history? >> got to be in the original
spot. born and bred. got to be a true believer. >> reporter: i just like saying the words "good ju-ju." the eagles are on the road to seattle on sunday. the team could have clinched a playoff berth with the cowboys' loss. of course the cowboys beat the redskins which means they will have to make it happen on their own this sunday here. seattle as you know is a loud and tough place to play, but the eagles also lost there last year 26-15. in case you haven't heard, that's not likely to happen this year. the eagles are dominating their opponents, and defensively the seahawks are beat up, battered, and bruised. two of their key d-backs are out with season-ending injuries. fly, eagles fly, on the road to victory. you know the rest. nbc10 news. >> do you know what we believe in? the wentz wagon. >> we're on it. >> the battle of the birds, eagles and seahawks, set for sunday on nbc10, your official eagles station. coverage begins at 9:30 sunday
morning. eagles game day kickoff followed by "game plan." the game kicks off at 8:30. should be wrapped up by 8:35. followed by more coverage of your league-leading birds. >> i loved the guy dray had in the story. have you checked history? yeah. it seems nothing can phase the eagles now. >> that includes yesterday's magnitude 4.1 earthquake. the team posted, "it must have an aftershock." showing the birds stiff-arming their way into one of the ten wins this season. >> that hurts. this is the foils, they tweet -- the phillies, they tweeted the video of the mascot taking a flop. "the geological survey has identified the cause of the earthquake." we re-tweeted that. fun. >> is ju-ju a philly thing, a philly word? >> i don't think so. >> we can relate that to -- >> i feel like philly people say
"ju-ju." >> people say it with the forecast -- >> how is the ju-ju for the forecast today? >> gorgeous. we had flowers overnight, they're out of the -- we had showers overnight. they're out of the picture now. lots of sunshine today. it's getting chilly. a live view of boathouse row. there's a little bit of a shake in the camera. three-mile visibility not serious. five miles in bluebell. looking good for most of new jersey and delaware, too. nine-mile visibility in wilmington. you might see a spot or two of fog, then sunshine takes off. low 40s for south jersey, delaware. look at the suburbs and lehigh valley. cooling down now. 39 in sadsburyville.
30s for jigilroy and north wale. temperatures climb nicely. we'll be in the low 50s at lunch time. and at 2:00, up to 52. we'll see more wind this morning than this afternoon. the feels-like temperatures will be in the 40s eaven at 2:00. then as we get toward the evening hours, less wind. the temperatures dropping into the 40s this evening. other than that, nothing else dropping. the rain has moved out. we'll see cloudless skies and plenty of sunshine for the weekend. the next wet weather system, not that one, no. that misses us. the next one bringing a chance of showers next week. not for today and not the weekend. 53. breezy. the winds bring in colder weather to start on saturday
morni morning. 23 in center city. cold on sunday. a warming trend sunday and monday. tuesday, 62. the storm moving in tuesday and wednesday, rain showers. that will be a stronger cold front. good-bye, 60s, good-bye, 50s. here comes cold weather for friday, saturday, and sunday. temperatures in the low 50s. >> we looked it up, ju-ju, a spiritual belief system incorporating spells -- >> in philadelphia? >> no, started in west africa. >> commonly used in an attempt to affect the outcome of football games. i've never heard of it, i've heard mojo, momentum. >> i've heard philly people say "ju-ju" a lot. maybe it was -- i probably confused it. watching -- we're not watching the schuylkill. this is 76. not the schuylkill.
both directions okay, seeing delays for septa, doylestown, inbound service dealing with 15-minute delays and expecting overcrowding there, too. causing delays at gwynned. now an hour heading to the schuylkill expressway. following construction, back to normal now. 12 minutes eastbound side from the blue route to the vine. speeds into the 60s. vai and tracy? a race to help. the engine-revving competition to give back, and you still have time to help out in the mission. 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. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov. today's the last day to contribute to the preston & steve's donation for phil abundance. the wmmr team has been camping out all week collecting food items. last night the drive got a boost from two area clubs. every year jackson's jeep club and the philadelphia area porsche club compete to see who can bring in the most food. this is video of a line of jeeps
dropping off more than 31,000 pounds of donations. the porsche club donated about 16,000 pounds. they also wrote a check so fill abundance can purchase more items. still undecide wlod won. the camp-out won -- decided who won. the camp-out won. a woman's quest to return a man's lost wedding band. estelle and her husband found ed kraft's ring saturday in a parking lot in south jersey. lumberton to be specific. after reaching out to nbc10 about the ring, posting it on facebook, ed actually called the station and asked about it. there's here they are auto -- thursday here they are. ed got the ring back on his finger. >> i got goosebumps. >> it's complete. they got the ring back.
i feel like this was meant to be. >> estelle wanted to know how barbara and ed kraft had stayed married for 55 years. that's a great question to ask a couple like that. barbara said she worked nights and ed worked days. humor, too. one reason they stayed married for 55 years. now to more at 6:00 a.m. -- rare earthquake, the epicenter in delaware, but it shook the region. live with details and reaction. cautionary tale. details about a victim killed by a man she met on social media. and flipping the switch on the tree at the blue cross river rink on penn's landsining. we're inviting you to join the fun. 6:00 a.m. friday morning. this is "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema.