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meteorologist bill henley said earlier, it feels like ani ice box. >> temperatures in the 20s for much of the area and the wind is blowing and clear view across center city looking across the delaware and not any clouds to start with today. bright sunshine but until the sun is up, temperatures keep coming down. right now in philadelphia, 30 degrees and look at the 20s for northeast philadelphia and wilmington and parts of the city are in the 20s. rocksborough 27 degrees and 29 in northeast philadelphia. with the wind, feels like 16 in trenton and 19 in willemten and cold, blustery day is ahead. plenty of sunshine, yes. but, heat, that's missing. 29 at 9:00. 33 degrees at lunchtime. we'll feel like it's in the 20s. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in less than ten minutes. right now first alert traffic reporter jillian mele has a look at a traffic commute. good morning. >> good morning starting off in the lehigh valley where things are looking really good.
route 22 at airport road and you can see it's completely clear in both directions. 309 is clear and 78 also free of any problems and we have been dealing with that normal construction overnight on the northeast extension, but no big accidents or delays to report. the entire length of 476. in chester an accident overnight that brought down a pole. as a result, we have repair work going on on west second street and jeffrey street and take third to get around it. zooming the map out a little bit, average speeds in the mid-50s across the board. 422, 202, even on 76 we're seeing speeds at 55 miles per hour. this is what 76 is looking like right near 202 in the king of prussia area and this is what it's looking like. good time to head out. chris? several families had to leave their homes. those families evacuated. right now emergency crews are going door to door to make sure there is no danger after a s sinkhole swallowed a utility
truck. that's where jesse gary joins us live there from. jesse, what is going on now? >> chris, within the past 30 minutes or so ugi crews have brought in heavy, earth moving equipment. with the water and sewer department and they are digging out the original, the second sinkhole. you can see they're working there. they have deemed that there is no leak, but the pipe has to be dugout a little bit more so they can get to make repairs. that's what they're doing right now. they have checked the neighboring homes and they have found that there is no damage to the gas connection to the 20 or so neighboring homes. right now they're digging out the sinkhole to try to make repairs to that four inch high pressure gas line. now, this all started when the initial sinkhole led to a second swallowed a utility truck. we talked to the fire chief from the bethlehem county fire department a little bit earlier ago. >> think he was trying to go around it when the roadway caved in.
the roadway wasn't opened when they arrived. and when it opened up, it pulled the axles in and then the truck slid around and went into the hole. >> and that's the hole right there that sits now as they try to dig out some of that dirt to actually make repairs to that four inch high pressure line. we'll stay on the scene and give you an update to the repairs going on. once this is done, what happens next for the residents we'll talk about that, as well. live in bethlehem, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. new from overnight police officers in chester wants to find a person who stabbed a woman to death. happened around midnight at a home on angle street. when they got there, they found a woman lying on the floor stabbed in the shoulder. she died at the hospital. investigators still don't know who killed her. grief counselors will offer support at two burlington county schools today after two children were shot to death inside their home. a family member found the victims yesterday morning inside a house on holly park drive.
an adult and another child were also shot. members of the community came together last night for a candlelight vigil to remember the two children who died. the surviving victims are 14-year-old nick hairman and his mother. they were flown to cooper hospital. while neighbors remain in disbeli disbelief, authorities are not yet willing to say whether this was an attempted murder/suicide. >> her kids are like my own kids and i just can't believe this happened. >> the suspect did, that's something we're going to wait to see where the evidence takes us. >> investigators recovered a gun in the home. right now, they say they are treating the case as a homicide investigation, but they are not actively looking for a suspect. 5:04 and happening today a judge will hand down a sentence to a man involved in a playground shooting that killed an innocent teenage bystander. pleaded guilty to third degree murder in the death of 17-year-old bernard b.j. scott. a shootout erupted last year near overbrook high school.
another man was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. this day care operator will go on trial today for leaving kids alone in her suv while she went shopping. karen thompson is charged with five counts of child endanger pment it was back in july and went with five children, including a baby in her care and police say she left the kids inside her vehicle with the engine running and air conditioner on. the kids were alone for at least 20 minutes. no one was hurt. happening today, a federal judge could decide if new jersey can have legalized sports betting. the judge heard arguments at a hearing in trenton yesterday. on one side you have governor chris christie and state lawmakers who want sports betting at casinos and horse race track to help the economy. on the other side are the four major pro sports leagues and the ncaa who say lifting that ban would harm their integrity. no matter what the judge decides, a quick appeal is expected, so, don't count on placing a wager any time soon. today baggage handlers will return to work at philadelphia
international airport after a one-day strooik. we brought you this news yesterday morning live here. the workers work for contractor and they protested unfair wages and labor practices. they promise to escort the baggage handlers back to work today and take action if they face retaliation. new this morning, secret service officers arrested another person outside the white house. officials say april lenhart had a handgun in a holster as she was demonstrating along the fence line last night. took her into possession for an unregistered firearm. new evidence on john sheridan and his wife, joyce. two of her four sons applied to be administrators of their state worth more than $2 million. mark and matthew sheridan are filing paperwork in somerset county. it's 5:06 now. and today president obama will finalize his executive order on
his immigration plan. last night the president laid out sweeping changes to the immigration system. it allows million of people to stay in the u.s. vowing to block the order. >> the most members of congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting when congress has failed, i have one answer. pass a bill. >> now, the plan provides relief for about 5 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. under the changes people in the country for more than five years could apply to state temporarily without deportation. the president says this is not amnesty. people across the delaware valley are responding to the president's plan. a group of immigrants and their children watched the president's address. for many the executive order will bring big changes for their families, but some lawmakers question how the president handled the situation. >> trying to give our daughters a better future that we didn't
have. we're trying to give them our best. >> we recognize as americans, this issue needs to be dealt with, but the last i checked the people elected congress to enact legislation and to enact laws for the president to then sign. >> the president says that he waited for the house of representatives to pass an immigration reform bill okayed by the senate last year, but since lawmakers did not take action, he took executive action. in buffalo, new york, people have a new concern after dealing with lots of snow over the past few days. this weekend's forecast includes rain and temperatures as high as 60, which means the snow will start to melt and could cause flooding. now, some parts of that area have seen more than five feet of snow. all that weight is beginning to cause roofs to collapse. the storm caused at least ten deaths mostly from heart attacks and exposure. part of the new york freeway is still closed. even the nfl decided to move sunday's buffalo bill's game to monday night in detroit. workers who work for penndot and
the pennsylvania turnpike is working to clear off the freeway there. a team of 20 workers plans to stay there through the weekend. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> grab something hot to drink and layer up this morning. it is cold outside. the cold is back and it's going to stay with us all day today and even into the weekend. add to the cold, gusty winds right now 17-mile-an-hour winds in philadelphia. will be stronger this afternoon. the weekend will see warming temperatures after a cold start dramatically different by sunday. 24 degrees right now at doylestown and below freezing in philadelphia while cape may is right at the freezing mark. and plenty of cold in the pocono mountains where the temperatures right now are in the teens. sunshine in the mountains and the rest of the area will be seeing sunshine. this is a live, clear view of boat house row. winds now have just dropped to 13 miles an hour in philadelphia, but it's still strong enough to give us cold
wind chills this morning and stronger winds in delaware and south jersey and now 15 miles per hour for dover and wildwood. satellite, we're in the clear. no clouds for us today. but no warm temperatures either. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast 27 the high temperature in the pocono mountains and sunshine and 30s for allentown and reading. plenty of sunshine for doylestown and northeast philadelphia and mount holly and no sign of the 50s that we would normally warm to this time of year. upper 30s for rehoboth and they're not alone. westchester, chester and glassboro. 30s that will feel like they're in the 20s, thanks to the wind. but warmer weather is going to be with us this weekend. the timing for the seven-day r forecast when i come back. time for a check to see how things are moving on the highway. with thanksgiving less than a week away, maybe we should enjoy quieter times on the road because things are about to get busy. >> let's see what's happening
with jillian mele. >> starting off on 422 where things are quiet in both directions. eastbound side just past route 29. drive times on 422 about seven minutes between oaks and route 202. heading to center city philadelphia, westbound as drivers make their way out to 76, that's where it can get busy. for now, things are still quiet out there. no issues to report, no incidents and we do have some of this long-term construction happening on fern hill road. tracy? a community on pins and needles. the tense waiting game going on in ferguson, missouri, as they brace for word from the grand jury. and i'm katy zachary live in philadelphia. coming up, i'll tell you why hundreds of business leaders across the country and here in our area are waking up in the cold this morning.
i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. it's 5:14 and 29 degrees outside. no one is feeling that more right now than top executives who traded the comfort of their homes for the cold, hard reality of being homeless. for one night they're sleeping out. all part of a campaign to raise money for teens and homeless. >> hi, chris. if you take a look behind this gate you can see the top executives and business leaders you were just mentioning. they are starting to wake up. they didn't have much in the way of comfort or warmth overnight,
just a sleeping bag and a cardboard box. but for most kids who are homeless, that's all they have, if not less. the ideas for these executives to experience exactly how homeless youth sleep on the street. this is the fourth year covenant house has done this. the germantown branch offers 50 beds and has warm food and is the crisis center complete with counselors. advocates say it's hard to pinpoint how many kids are homeless in philadelphia. the school district believes 4,000 have experienced some kind of homelessness. >> it's very much about family instability. it's about having families who can't or won't care for them. so, our youth are victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment. they've been pushed out on the street. >> locally the executives in the business leaders in our area have raised tens of thousands of dollars for this cause. as we said, they are starting to wake up. when we did the interview yesterday about this, they said they would talk to us about
their experience. we're going to go chat with them and more on that coming up in the next hour. reporting live in germantown, a katy zachary. michael brown's father calls for calm ahead of the grand jury decision on whether a ferguson police officer should face charges for shooting and killing his son. that decision could happen any day now. michael brown attacked officer darren wilson and trying to take his gun away before the officer opened fire. brown says the 18-year-old was surrenderi surrendering. >> we live here together. this is our home. we are strongly united. continue to lift your voices with us and let's work together to heal to create lasting change for all people regardless of race. >> a police union official says officer wilson does not expect to face criminal charges. wilson has stayed out of the public eye since the august shooting. this morning, we're learning more about the gunman in the
shooting at florida state university yesterday. police shot and killed myron may after he opened fire outside a school library earl yeyesterday morning. two students and a university employee were wounded with one of the students still in critical condition. may was an attorney and a florida state graduate with mental problems who feared the government was after him. in montgomery county will die by lethal injection. a judge sentenced him to death yesterday. last month a jury convicted him of the murders that happened during a botched kidnapping two years ago in king of prussia. at 17 minutes after 5:00, time for a check to see how your friday morning drive is shaping up. >> for that we check with jillian mele. what are you seeing, jillian? >> we just found some construction and this is for drivers in bucks county. route 1 at pennsylvania avenue. actually some barrier work. we're told it is expected to be out there until 6:00 this morning. as you can see, traffic is getting by.
as it gets closer to 6:00, if this is still out there, we will see a slow down. still have this downed pole from an overnight accident in chester. if you need to get around it, west third is a good option for you. checking some of your drive times right now on the majors. 95 southbound from woodhaven to the vine. take you 14 minutes and 14 minutes on 76 westbound and northbound from 95 to 76 is currently an 18-minute trip. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's going to be a cold trip wherever you're going this morning. the wind is blowing and the temperatures have plummeted overnight. a live view from center city. right now at 30 degrees and falling. it's slowly coming down this morning as the wind stays steady at 13 miles an hour. right now, 7 degrees chillier than yesterday and looks like a whiteout at shawnee. this is the view of the snowmaking equipment going this morning in the pocono mountains where the temperatures are in
the teens. 29 in northeast philadelphia and wilmington. camden is down to 29 along with voorhees. we will see sunshine, though, it will be bright. but because of the northwesterly wind, which will be steady. up to 20 miles an hour tapping into that cold air that is going to blow right into the area through the day today and still be with us tomorrow morning. but by sunday morning, the things start to turn. 34 degrees. 6:00 a.m. on sunday. by sunday afternoon, the temperatures will be warming into the 50s. 52 degrees at 2:00 and still climbi climbing. stand by for the warmer weather ahead. sunshine, wind and 30s this afternoon that will feel like they're in the 20s. back into the 20s tomorrow morning, then 45 tomorrow afternoon. that's the beginning of the warming trend, which will have us in the upper 50s. nice and mild on sunday and then even warmer come monday.
those warm wind may blow a few showers. 62 degrees on tuesday and then the colder weather returns and rain developing on wednesday and may end as snow wednesday night making for a cold turkey day. >> a white thanksgiving possible. all right, bill. temperatures aren't the only thing falling and this is the kind of drop we don't mind at all. gas prices have fallen below a key point in this region. we'll tell you what that means for your budget. plus, the government leans on chrysler to speed up repairs associated with a year-old jeep recall. webuyanycar.com has helped thousands of people let go of all the hassle that comes with selling or trading in. we make selling your car, truck or suv, fast, safe and fair with three simple steps: one -- get your free online valuation.
just in time if you're planning to travel for the holidays, gas prices in pennsylvania have dropped below the $3 mark for the first time in nearly four years. the average price in pennsylvania now running $2.99. last time the average was below $3 was back in december of 2010. 37 other states also have averages below the $3 mark, which includes new jersey and delaware. here's a look at the local prices. the average price in the five-county philly area is $2.97. in south jersey, drivers are paying about $2.70 and the average price in delaware is $2.85. now to today's headlines from nbc parent company comcast is experimenting with a new app. new app to let people know when workers are 30 minutes from their home and a developer who lost out on a bid to bring a
casino to north broad street reacts to the decision and talks about what's next for that neighborhood. investors hope to end the week with another record performance. landon is here with that story and cnbc business news. good morning. >> tracy, good morning to you. futures are higher after stocks rose thursday with the dow s&p 500 closing at record highs. investors reacting to better than expected data on manufacturing and home sales which helped ease concerns about economic growth in europe and china. intel also powering tech stocks higher as the chipmaker raised the profit forecast for the year. u.s. safety regulators are urging owners of older jeep liberty and jeep grand jury to get their cars repaired. the fuel tanks can rupture and catch fire if the vehicles are struck from behind in a crash. chrysler says it has 400,000 replacement parts available, but only about 3% of repairs have been made. regulators say chrysler should do more to contact jeep owners.
back to you. >> thanks, have a good weekend. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> well, the wind is blowing. it's going to be a challenging hair day today. gusty, cold witness with temperatures that are in the 20s and feel like they are in the teens. there's a cold-looking view of center city this morning. right now 29 degrees at 5:25. jillian mele is watching traffic. good morning, jillian? >> good morning to you, bill. no accidents, no delays and drive times on 476 between 76 and 95. about 18 minutes right now coming up in just a few minutes, i'll take you into new jersey. at 5:25 we continue to follow breaking news in north hampton county. a gas leak and sink hole who put people out of their homes on this morning. >> you can hear from the sounds behind me they're making repairs right now. i'll tell you what they're repairing and what has to be done after that coming up right
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yoplait. smooth, creamy, and craved by the whole family. that breaking news, a sink hole that swallowed a van in the lehigh valley. live on the scene where there is a potential danger inside that gaping hole that forced neighbors to leave their homes. and today an outpouring of support in burlington county after a shooting inside a home took the lives of two young children and left their mother
and a teenager in critical condition. and it is a windy and cold morning. a live look at boat house row in philadelphia. if you can get through today, we do have a warm up in your future. >> we can get through anything on friday. right? >> absolutely. especially when there's warmer temperatures ahead. good morning and welcome to nbc news today. let's go to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. we don't have the warmer weather that we saw yesterday afternoon. >> no, dramatically different. the wind kicked in and brought the cold right back to the area. and the wind is still with us and will be intensifying as the day goes on. right now with clear skies and no sun, it is getting colder. 20s for wilmington, northeast philadelphia and trenton. these are the temperatures without the wind. factor in the wind and it feels like 19 now in the city. wilmington also 19 in trenton and 16 degrees in the pocono mountains and 6 is the wind chill this morning. so, stand by to bundle up if you're heading out the door.
breezy and 27 at 9:00. a bit windier. 29 degrees and then up to 33 degrees but it will feel like it's in the 30s at lunchtime. back in ten minutes. less than ten minutes at that with the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. right now jillian mele standing by with traffic. good morning, jillian. >> area bridges are looking great right now. midspan, you can see not too much traffic out there and no congestion and no accidents to report. a good start on this friday morning. 42 freeway starting to see volume build on the northbound side as drivers head out to the bridges but, still, no big slow downs on 42 yet. just some pockets of volume that's what we're seeing on the northbound side and then construction that we're still following in haddon township. at 5:30 we're following breaking news. a gas line break that forced evacuations of more than a dozen