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nbc 10 starts now. >> right now on nbc 10 today, we are waking up to cloudy and cold conditions on this sunday morning. here is the live look at the center city skyline, where temperatures are hovering right around that freezing mark. and we are tracking a system that could bring snow, sleet, or rain to your neighborhood. we are also following new developments in a shooting that sent a 10-year-old boy to the hospital. police tell us they think they know what happened. and take two. let's try this one again. this morning, they'll be taking down a popular piece of the philadelphia skyline after a failed attempt last summer. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary conners.
it's 5:30 on this sunday. taking down the letters part two. today workers plan to finish removing what's left of the pnb logo atop center city. you may recall that the project was supposed to be finished in august, but there were some problems, to say the least. nbc 10's matt delucia was there in august. he's live in center city now. tell us what's going to be happening this time around. >> reporter: the issue in august was the fact that they were trying to get the letters down and it was creating a safety issue. the letters were just too fragile. but this time around, they're hoping to get all of the letters down once and for all. with eyes to the sky, tourists watched in awe at what looked like an airborne scrabble game. >> i was right here, watching them lift it up and everything with the helicopter. >> reporter: philly resident kevin dixon remembers that day. >> they had some complications with it. >> reporter: the pnb letters stand for philadelphia national
bank. they've been a part of the skyline since the '50s. but recently the building was sold and wells fargo currently has the rights to the giant display, one that the company says has become unsafe. while the seven-hour ordeal in august became arguably the biggest attraction in town, some folks i spoke with say they don't want to be anywhere near the remaining 3,000-pound letters later this morning. >> i might stay away from there when they're doing all that. >> reporter: what are your hopes this time around? >> that they don't have no problems. >> reporter: back out here live. in the past couple minutes, we saw some heavy trucks move in the equipment there. you see that flat bed over there on the left. that will be used to put the letters on top of that and take them away once they come down later this morning. but if it's anything like last time, a big crowd is expected today, and in the meantime, there are road closures that will be in effect from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. we have a full list of that on
nbc10.com. live in center city this morning, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> we do have a list of street closures. it is on our website. right here, this is what you're going to be dealing with today. these roads will be shut down from 6:00 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon. if you plan on driving in the city, you may have to take alternate routes. now let's talk about the weather. during this cold snap, many are keeping the homeless in mind. last night, nbc 10 was in center city philadelphia where volunteers with the assembly of god church handed out warm bowls of hot soup. other volunteers helped folks find a place to stay overnight. >> freezing and things like that. we try to encourage people to go inside and not be on the
streets. we really do need donations. we are always asking for coats, blankets. >> if you'd like to donate to the helping hand rescue mission, we do have a link on our website, nbc10.com. now to some breaking news into nbc 10. the islamic state militant group, or isis, has claimed the life of u.s. aid worker peter kassig. he has been beheaded. isis made the claim in a video that's described as both graphic and disturbing. kassig was captured last year while helping to provide medical aid to people in syria. he is 26 years old. his friends say that he converted to islam in captivity and changed his name to abdul rommen. nbc news has not confirmed if it's actually kassig pictured in the isis video. his family has not commented yet, however the white house has released this statement. this just came to our attention in the last few moments.
"we are aware of a video that claims to show the murder of u.s. citizen peter kassig by isil. the intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. if confirmed, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent american aid worker and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. we will provide more information when it is available." and of course, we will keep you posted as soon as we get any more new information on this. new from overnight, in our area, two men were killed when their car rammed into a light pole in south philadelphia. nbc 10 was on the scene at columbus boulevard and oregon avenue. both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. right now investigators are looking into exactly what caused this accident. also new from overnight, a man has died after she was not in north philadelphia. the shooting happened just before 2:30 this morning. the 27-year-old victim was shot in the chest. in this case, police have not
made any arrests. we have some new information on some breaking news that we brought to you last night at 11:00. police tell us that a shooting involving a 10-year-old boy in delaware county was an accident. i just found out that the boy is in good condition at the children's hospital in philadelphia. nbc 10 was on the scene last night in sharon hill where police say the boy shot himself by accident around 10:15 in an industrial park. police have not -- we are waiting to learn more on the investigation in this case. again, we are expecting to get some more details a little bit later today. be sure to stay with nbc 10 and nbc10.com for updates. we also have some new information on a woman who was found dead in paulsboro, gloucester county. according to authorities, an autopsy performed yesterday could not determine the cause of death. more tests will be conducted over the next few weeks. the 26-year-old woman was found friday night inside an apartment on thompson avenue.
authorities say she was last seen alive by a relative last sunday. they are calling her death suspicious. this morning, a 58-year-old man is in extremely critical condition after he was hit by a septa bus in the port richmond section of philadelphia. witnesses tell police they saw the man running into the street around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. the bus driver did stop. now investigators are trying to determine if the man was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. nobody else was hurt. known for his humor and for his opinions on social issues, comedian bill cosby is noticeably quiet these days, cancelling appearances amid rape allegations against him. he did talk to npr, though, for a broadcast that aired this weekend. when the radio journalist asked about the past allegations that have recently resurfaced, the philadelphia native literally went radio silent. he did not respond. cosby's wife camille was with him during the interview. cosby is 77 years old, and even
though he has never been criminally charged, he continues to face the backlash that he attacked multiple women years ago. he cancelled an appearance on wednesday on the david letterman show. now so some news out of chester county, where the board of trustees will conduct an internal review of the school's president after his controversial comments on sexual assault. that announcement came during a board meeting on thursday. parents and alumni gathered to call for change. some want robert jennings to be fired. the outrage follows videotape d comments he made during september. he talked about women making false rape allegations. many have criticized the remarks as appearing to blame women for sexual assault. >> i want the university to move on. he's not a fit. >> he's done some things here that i think are good.
but one, he should be reprimanded. >> the board says it will take the time needed to make sure its review is thorough and comprehensive. nbc 10 knocked on jennings' door to get his response, but nobody answered. healthcare.gov appears to be running smoothly, as americans can now find and renew their health insurance. the open enrollment period started yesterday. people have from now to february 15th to sign up for coverage. the health and human services secretary says more than 23,000 people submitted applications within the first eight hours. the obama administration aims to have 9.1 million paying customers enrolled next year, the penalty for not having insurance will go up to $325 a person or 2% of household income, whichever is higher. in philadelphia, mayor michael nutter helped start the open enrollment period in northern liberties yesterday. volunteers were on hand to help
with the process. the mayor says that according to enroll america, 17% of eligible philadelphians are still without insurance. just go to our website, nbc10.com. today we'll find out which dog is the top dog when the national dog show wraps up in montgomery county. about 1,500 dogs from around the country are competing at the greater philadelphia expo center in oaks this weekend. today they'll be trying to wow the judges from 8:30 this morning until 6:30 tonight. by the end of the day, one dog will take the title of best in show. if you can't make it to the expo center today, you can watch the national dog show at noon on thanksgiving day right here on nbc 10. right now, people in ferguson, missouri, and around the country are waiting for a grand jury decision in the shooting of michael brown. next, new video of the police officer from the day he killed the unarmed teen.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> almost a quarter until 6:00. here is a live look at camelback mountain resort in the pocono mountains. you can see they are making snow up there. that's because it is certainly cold enough to do it. they may get a little bit of help tonight. we are watching a system that's pushing into the area. sunday night into monday morning. we're talking about possibly rain, sleet, or snow. it really depends on where you live. we'll have details coming up. this weekend in ferguson, missouri, folks are waiting on the pivotal decision by a grand jury should police officer darren wilson be indicted in the
shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown. as the city prepares, police records reveal more about exactly what happened right before and after the shooting. that is audiotape obtained by the "st. louis post-dispatch." officer darren wilson was saying he had stopped brown and a friend as police were searching the area for a robbery suspect. then police say brown attacked the officer, tried to get his gun, and was killed when officer wilson opened fire. witnesses say that brown was surrendering and that's what the grand jury is examining. >> any moment now, we can expect to get an announcement if they're done with their work, which i suspect that they're getting very close to being done with. >> new police surveillance tape also obtained by the post dispatch shows officer wilson leaving the police station two hours after the shooting to go to the hospital. again, we're still waiting for the grand jury's decision, which could come down today.
as soon as it does, we'll bring it to you. yesterday in virginia, slain uva student hannah graham was honored at a celebration of life service. about a thousand people gathered at west potomac high school where the 18-year-old attended before heading off to college. graham went missing near the university of virginia campus back in september. her remains were found in in charlottesville after a month-long search. police have arrested jesse matthew and have charged him with the abduction. the g20 summit in brisbane, australia, is now over. president obama wrapped things up today by announcing the plan to boost the global economy. the plan hinges on investing in infrastructure and increasing trade. the crisis in ukraine was also headlined at the g20 summit. president obama and other world leaders warned russia to back off on ukraine. the president met privately with european leaders about ukraine's battle with russian-backed rebels. russian president vladimir putin left the summit early. he said he was confident of a
good outcome in ukraine. the g20 leaders greed on a plan to boost the global economy by increasing trade. america's top general is in iraq. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey made a surprise visit to baghdad yesterday. he's there to meet with u.s. commanders and iraqi leaders to assess the military campaign against isis. this is dempsey's first trip to iraq since a u.s.-led coalition began launching air strikes against the militants this summer. meanwhile, isis continues to tighten its grip on the syrian town of kobani. according to a u.s. central command, dozens of strikes were launched in syria and iraq over a three-day period. the air strikes have struck isis militants' fighting positions and their training camps. next, the weather isn't stopping people from raising
money for als. still ahead, we'll show you their efforts in philadelphia this weekend. what's possible today? wi-fi access in more places then ever before. all your favorites in the cloud and on every device. a home you control with the touch of a finger. news and entertainment that informs and delights in ways you never thought possible. comcast nbcuniversal bringing media and technology together for you.
this is nbc 10 news. >> let's take a live look outside right now at boat house row. see if we can focus on that shot a little bit.house row. see if we can focus on that shot a little bit. it's a little bit cloudy, conditions will be changing today. yesterday we saw that sun, it was dry, it was clear. again, we've got some clouds this morning. they're going to be building by the end of today into tonight. we are going to see a system push into our area that could bring rain, some sleet or snow. it really depends on where you live. nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us this morning in center city to talk more about the conditions. matt? >> reporter: yeah, rosemary. another cold morning here in center city. we're right by city hall where they're getting ready to take down the remaining pnb letters. going to be chilly up there at the high elevations, but down
here everyone's got the jackets, they're all bundled up. we'll give you a look here at center city. a nice picturesque scene here. today is going to be a little bit cloudy, but cold again. we're expecting a high about eight degrees below average. it's going to be mostly a rain event with a rainy monday morning commute. so monday is going to be a little bit warmer, but then we get another shot of arctic air as we get into the week when temperatures will drop to close to 20 degrees below average. we're looking at the poconos right now. they're making snow up there. and so that is the spot to be on this sunday if you want to get out and experience the elements and experience this weather to the full effect. but we'll take another live look here in center city. for now, the workers are getting ready to begin work at the pnb
sign, trying to take the remaining letters down. we'll see some of these workers who are here right now, some of them are -- they've got the sweatshirts, they've got everything ready to go with their layers, because especially those workers high atop the street, it's going to be chilly this morning. when they bring that helicopter in, it's going to add a little bit of wind, at least to this area where we are by love park. that is the situation right now. we see just a few people out here on this early sunday morning. for now, we're live in center city. i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, matt. the cold weather yesterday did not stop walkers in our area who helped raise a record $700,000 by participating in the greater philadelphia walk to defeat als. the walk stepped off yesterday morning at citizens bank park in south philadelphia. 260 teams participated. nbc 10's bill henley emceed the event. als is also known as lou
gehrig's disease. there is no cure and those with als use the ability to walk, swallow, talk, and eventually breathe. organizers say the popularity of last summer's ice bucket challenge, which raised money for als, encouraged more people to sign up for the walk this year. today, the eagles will play on the frozen tundra of lambeau field. short sleeves are not recommended. what some players have to say about taking on the packers in this cold weather.
this is nbc 10 news. >> at 5:54 this morning, here is a live look over center city at the aramark building. the flags are not blowing in the breeze. wind is not an issue right now. however, we do have some clouds out there this morning. we are going to warm over the next little while, over the next week or two or so, but at the current moment, we are dealing
with some cool conditions out there. 35 degrees in center city. we've been hovering near the freezing mark overnight. some areas north and west of the city have been below freezing. we'll have the details coming up. hey, i'm john clark. the flyers in montreal last night to finish their back-to-back. the flyers got down 3-0 all on power play goals. so they've given up six power play goals the last two nights, but they fight back. brayden schenn scores the flyers' first two goals, gets them within one. now, they're down two goals again. this is just crazy. take a look. the puck is just laying in front of the canadiens' goal. matt reid is going to see it there and he is going to go and get it. and he scores a great goal. reads the play and gets the flyers within one again. but montreal just too much. they ice it. flyers lose 6-3. they have lost two in a row.
the eagles could be looking for a third quarterback with nick foles out. they worked out terrelle pryor and thad lewis this week, that is according to pro football talk. eagles arriving in green bay yesterday and it is freezing there, but jason kelce, he was rocking the short sleeves. the eagles have a big test. they're facing the packers, who are 4-0 at lambeau field this season, and it's going to feel like it's in the teens today. >> it's something you can't predict and can't control, so we're just going to play our game. we've been practicing outside all week. so no matter what, we got to play in it, so let's do what we've got to do. >> it's going to be cold, but everybody's going to be going through it, so i guess whoever handles it better is going to win. >> he is right. temple hasn't beaten penn state in 73 years. they haven't won the last 39 meetings now. it was a 6-6 game early in the third quarter, but the owls turned the ball over five times in the second half. penn state turned a turnover into a bill belton touchdown.
the lions are up 20-6. p.j. walker comes back begtime, connecting with jalen fitzpatrick. this is 75 yards. the owls cut the lead to seven, but walker with four interceptions in the second half. this one is going to get picked off. coming up here by grant haley. and he returns it 30 yards for the touchdown. penn state wins 30-13. we are bowl eligible for the first time in three years. james franklin celebrating by tackling one of his coaches. but he doesn't talk big picture. >> i'm glad that we're 1-0 this week and i'm really happy that we're going to be able to keep the family together for another month or so. >> now on to penn. the final home game for legendary quakers coach al bagnoli yesterday, honored at franklin field. his 23 years at penn. he had the second most wins in ivy league history and a record nine ivy league titles, but not
feeling the love. penn loses 34-24. >> it's just been an amazing journey, you know, to be part of something that's been around for 138 years. and, you know, hopefully we've done our part to try to keep penn at some point at the forefront of the league. >> the best to him. john robertson -- how about this for villanova. a 62-yard touchdown. five total touchdowns for john robertson and nova wins 48-31. overall, the wildcats are 9-2. delaware did lose to new hampshire. penn loses to delaware state. i'm john clark. enjoy your eagles sunday. this morning, crews are taking another try at taking down an iconic symbol of the philadelphia skyline. matt delucia is live for us this morning in center city to explain. hey, matt. >> reporter: hey, rosemary. traffic is getting by for now here in center city. you see those cars right there
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