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tomorrow's cooldown. >> it's a nice start to the morning, temperatures mainly in the 50s throughout our region, especially in south jersey. high 40s for philadelphia. but as we head into tomorrow, we are going to see a big drop in temperatures. here's a closer look at the comcast, and you can barely make out the clouds, but know that we'll see mostly cloudy skies for today with a chance of showers heading into the afternoon. here's a look at our radar shot. right now just dealing with clouds, as you can see, off to the west. there's those isolated showers that are going to make their way closer to us as we head into the rest of your monday. today's temperatures will range between 58 and 63 degrees, well above our average of 50 degrees for this time of year. but by tomorrow, we will be well below average. i'll go over all the details in my first alert seven-day forecast. but first, we'll check in with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. good morning. >> good morning. it's slow going for drivers on the vine street expressway eastbound, as you can see behind me. there is an accident new into our system. it happened a short time ago, and it is creating some backups. i want to give you another look. this is from a traffic camera
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just behind the accident. again, it's right on the vine street expressway eastbound right at 24th street. if you're headed eastbound on 76 right before you hit the vine, if you're at 76 and spring garden, you'll start to see that backup. crews are out there. the two left lanes are blocked. they're trying to clear that, of course, ahead of the morning rush, as we're getting closer to it around the 6:00 hour. but if you look at the other majors throughout pennsylvania, 95, 76 and 476, your drive times look good on those. no issues to report there. and in germantown, we are following a fire. there's fire activity on coulter street on germantown avenue and lena street. you're asked to avoid that area. there's a lot of fire activity out there. christine? >> speaking of that incident, that's the breaking news we're following in germantown. a house has been firebombed there. nbc 10's matt delucia just got new information. >> reporter: i just spoke with a family member of the homeowner here. and i'll get out of the way so you can see the scene. not much left out here in terms of the activity. the fire has been put out, but you see the fire department is
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out here, the fire marshal's also on the scene investigating this apparent firebombing. we are on coulter street by germantown avenue. this happened just before 4:00. it is that first home right in front of us. you might be able to see, it's kind of dark, but you might be able to see the front door does have some burn marks. i'm told there were eight people, including two children inside this home at the time. they had to be rescued, but everyone is okay. a witness tells me someone either drove up or walked up, tossed some papers and liquid on to the front porch and lit it on fire. a family member also says that the back porch had been set on fire recently. and so, at this hour, the investigation is just beginning. that fire is out. no smoke, no flames. it wasn't very large, but enough to trap the people inside. i've just been told by someone from the fire marshal's office that we should be getting an update shortly from someone officially here on the scene. but for now, live in germantown, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. new overnight in delaware county, police are looking for suspects after someone fired
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shots at officers in chester township along west 12th and nate ellis drive. investigators say the shots came from a nearby foot bridge. no officers were hit. so far, police have not arrested anyone. the fbi has joined the search for missing west chester university student shane montgomery, who was last seen leaving a bar in manayunk early thanksgiving morning. nbc 10 was there along the manayunk canal as members of the philadelphia police marine unit searched every inch of the murky waters, hoping to find clues. police tell us they're still hopeful that they will find shane montgomery alive. the 21-year-old was bar hopping with friends wednesday night into early thursday morning. he was last seen leaving kildare's on main street. >> it amazes me that shane was out on one of the busiest nights, party nights, for kids that are 21 and over, and nobody saw anything.
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>> a $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to shane's whereabouts. 5:34 a.m. now to three things you can count on nbc 10 to stay on top of for you today. >> we will follow the murder trial for the man accused of killing an off-duty philadelphia police officer. rafael jones is accused of killing officer moses walker two years ago. this is surveillance video from the night it happened in north philadelphia. police say jones violated his parole and should have been in jail at the time of the murder. we'll update you on philadelphia's plan to become the host city for the democratic national convention in 2016. the dnc host committee is meeting this morning to discuss those details. last month, philadelphia was named one of the final three cities under consideration. a final decision is expected in the next couple of months. and cyber monday. we will be monitoring the online shopping frenzy. you can count on nbc 10 and to let you know about the deals available and any problems that pop up today. heartbroken over holiday decorations.
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a local family makes a public plea to the real-life grinch who took off with their christmas display. plus, cars stranded by mud and debris, and the worst is still to come. we're tracking the weather system that caused this mess along the pacific coast highway this morning. and i'm tracking a mild monday, but after that, an arctic blast will send our temperatures down to the 30s for daytime highs, plus a wintry mix and more chances for rain. i'll go over all the details in my seven-day forecast.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. it's a mild start in cape may. you're taking a look right now with temperatures in the 50s. as we head into the rest of the afternoon, we will push closer to 60 degrees. so, a mild day. that's our first weather headline. evening showers a possibility, and then colder temperatures into tomorrow. temperatures dropping about 20
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degrees. as we take a live look right now at i-95, philadelphia, at 49 degrees. just a few clouds, wind speeds out of the west-southwest at 9 miles per hour. and temperaturewise, we are nice and mild if you're along the i-95 corridor or even to the south of that. if you're closer to our suburbs like pottstown, allentown, just in the 30s, but the poconos at 48 degrees this morning. 52 in stone harbor, 51 in dover and 51 degrees in millville. we do have a cold front that's going to make its way closer to us and we have all of this cold air that will continue to transition into our region. you'll notice the difference as we push into tomorrow. today, however, we're going to be well above average. our satellite/radar shot shows that we are going to see clouds continuing to push in, and this is where our showers are going to come from as we head into the rest of the afternoon. so, throughout the morning, we stay dry, but closer to 3:00, 4:00, that's when you'll notice the spotty, isolated showers making their way in. we'll also see a little bit more moisture pushing into our region, and our temperatures will continue to drop. so, by 7:00 a.m., there's a
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possibility tomorrow morning that we could see a bit of a wintry mix. it's going to be short lived as it continues to work up towards the north and west, in the suburbs, also pushing into the poconos. by 8:00 p.m., we could see accumulating snow mainly confined to the poconos. the model is suggesting everywhere else we are going to see rainfall, but this is going to be a cold rain throughout tomorrow because our temperatures are dropping so substantially as we push into your tuesday. so, for today, we'll range between 58 and 63 degrees, cloudy and mild conditions expected, wind speeds out of the southwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour. seven-day forecast shows a big drop in temperatures heading into tuesday. if you take a look at wednesday, 53 degrees. another chance of showers, but warmer air makes its way back in, so this is all rainfall. and then pushing into next weekend, more rain friday night into saturday. 5:39 a.m. there is breaking traffic news to tell you about, an accident on the vine street expressway. >> katy zachry's been updating us. what's the latest? >> we had a pretty problem-free
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morning on the majors, and right now we're not dealing with that. this is a live look at the vine street expressway right at 24th street. you can see there is a lot of activity out here, some fire engines. we had our traffic cameras zoom in a few seconds ago and it looks like there are several vehicles involved. this is affecting eastbound traffic. it's also, if you can see this traffic that's merging from 76 trying to get on to the ramp on to the vine street expressway, it's slowing things there. so, here's another angle of the backup. you can see the backup is extending, 76 to spring garden. again, this is affecting you if you are traveling 76 eastbound. it is an accident on the vine street expressway right at 24th street. the two left lanes are blocked right now while crews try and clean up that issue. so, also in the germantown section of philadelphia, we are following, there is cleanup after a fire, and this happened on coulter street between germantown avenue and lena street. an alternate because crews are still out there is church lane. a proposed bill in new jersey aims to stop junk mail,
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because some argue, it would cost the state tens of thousands of jobs. the proposal would let people get on a do-not-mail list, sort of like the do-not-call list that blocks telemarketers. direct mailers, printers and graphic artists are lobbying against the bill, saying it will hurt the state's economy. well, the girl scouts are going digital in their effort to sell you cookies. officials will now allow the scouts to use a mobile app or personalized website to sell the snacks. the organization says online sales will be a valuable tool for young entrepreneurs. scouts say they'll be able to send the cookies sold online directly to your doorstep. returning to the field. this morning we have new information about a possible future in football for ray rice, as we're about to hear his on-the-record comments. a preview of his "today" show interview, coming up. and toy trauma. a new study shows children are going to the hospital every three minutes because of toy-related injuries. we'll tell you which ones are most likely to cause harm.
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5:44 a.m. a camden county family is asking, have you seen our peanuts characters? they put out this sign, saying their kids are heartbroken after their holiday decorations were swiped from the front lawn of
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their gloucester township home. they say the hand-painted cutouts of peppermint patty, marcie and pigpen went missing between saturday night and sunday morning. a pittsburgh man is charged with attempted homicide after police say he opened fire on his neighbor who was hanging christmas lights. 53-year-old richard carter then barricaded himself inside his home. a s.w.a.t. team eventually persuaded him to surrender. the victim only suffered a cut lip from a ricochetted bullet. police say they found about two dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in carter's home. in the last 48 hours, philadelphia police have begun investigating four homicides. the latest happened yesterday when a guy was shot five times on west tioga street in north philadelphia. in strawberry mansion, a 35-year-old was found dead yesterday morning, early hours. police say he was shot in the head after leaving a party. no arrests have been made in any of these cases. saturday night, police found a woman dead inside a home on locust street in cobbs creek.
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they're calling this case a homicide but have not said how the woman died. also in cobbs creek, police found a man unconscious on webster street this morning. police say he was shot to death. you can count on nbc 10 to bring you up-to-the-minute news from across the country and the world, thanks to our network of reporters and photographers. taking a look at the stories we're following for you, president obama will hold a series of meetings today to discuss the situation in ferguson, missouri. the president will focus on his administration's review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to police. he'll also meet with young civil rights leaders and local law enforcement in an effort to find ways to bridge the racial divide. ohio state university is mourning the loss of one of its football players. students, friends and fellow teammates held a vigil last night for kosta karageorge. his body was found yesterday. police say he died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot
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wound. karageorge had been missing since wednesday. his mother says on that day, he sent her a text about the concussions he suffered. this morning in california, a stretch of the pacific coast highway is closed following three separate mudslides. heavy rain in malibu is to blame, and more wet weather is on the way. the brunt of the storm isn't expected to hit that area until tomorrow. pope francis is calling for peace between muslims and christians. the pope wrapped up a visit to turkey yesterday by signing a joint peace declaration with the spiritual head of the world's orthodox christians. pope francis wants muslim leaders to speak out and condemn terrorism. 5:47 right now. new fallout from the ray rice ruling. multiple teams are reportedly expressing interest in the former baltimore ravens running back just days after rice was reinstated into the nfl. while questions swirl about rice's possible return to the field, his wife, janay, continues to stand by her
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husband. she talked exclusively to the "today" show's matt lauer. >> we've had nothing but support. even when we go out in public, that's all we get. people are like, i just want to hug you. and those things i know helped ray the most, because he was terrified to leave the house. but i just -- i just know staying positive and just keep hearing supportive things, that definitely helps us get through. >> later on "today," janay explains exactly what happened that night her husband punched her in the elevator of an atlantic city casino and addresses the nfl's handling of the situation. you can hear more of matt lauer's exclusive interview with janay and ray rice coming up at 7:00 a.m. on the "today" show. happening today, thousands of hunters are getting ready for a week in the woods. deer season kicks off this morning and will run for two weeks. the pennsylvania game commission expects 750,000 hunters to participate on opening day and more than 300,000 deer could be
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taken over the entire season. starting today, pennsylvania fishing licenses will be cheaper. the fees have been reduced through december. you can save $3 on a three-year license, 5 bucks on a five-year license. this is the first time the pennsylvania fish and boat commission has reduced the price of a license. and this week, officials in delaware will hold the first in a series of meetings to talk about the possibility of increasing prices at state parks. some of the proposals include increasing the fees for vehicles at both inland and ocean parks. also, the higher prices would affect both state residents and out-of-state visitors. the first meeting will be held tomorrow. officials say park fees in delaware have not changed in ten years. well, parents can learn more about some of the most dangerous toys out there this holiday season. >> tomorrow, officials in cherry hill will hold a briefing on the annual trouble in toyland report. and today we've learned just how serious the problem is. a new study shows that the number of kids getting hurt playing with toys has risen 40%
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since 1990. experts say a child is treated every three minutes for a toy-related injury in this country. and as kids get older and more active, the ride-on toys account for a significant number of injuries, especially those scooters. >> they were introduced in year 2000. there was a rapid increase in the number of injuries. in fact, i will say that i've never seen anything like it in my career. >> experts say kids with ride-on toys should always wear a helmet and be under the watchful eye of an adult. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. it's a mild start for us as we head into this monday. and as we push into the rest of the afternoon and evening, we'll see a chance of showers, then colder air moves in, dropping our temperatures more than 20 degrees. for philadelphia, 49 degrees right now, light wind speeds out of the west-southwest at 9 miles per hour, and our current throughout the rest of the region, 48 in the poconos, 36 in
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allentown, 38 pottstown, 51 in west chester and 53 degrees in stone harbor, so mild conditions for us. and we're going to warm into the 60s as we head into the rest of today. that's because mild air continues to move in over the past 24 hours. you can see the difference here as this cold front continues to move closer. so, nashville right now at 61 degrees, but on the other side of that cold front, take a look at st. louis, only 27. it's 20 degrees in chicago, 14 in des moines, only 3 in minneapolis, 11 below for bismarck and 6 below for billings right now. a closer look at our temperatures as we push into the rest of today. our average for this time of year, 50 degrees. 60 will be our high today. dropping down into the 30s for your tuesday. so, cold air's on its way. enjoy this mild day, although we are going to see a chance of showers as we push into the afternoon, because tomorrow we're going to see a big difference. so, there's where the rain is going to move in from, from the west. as we get closer to 3:00 in the afternoon, scattered showers are
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expected. and then we'll see more moisture coming in from the south at first by 7:00 a.m. as our temperatures continue to drop down. we could see a bit of a wintry mix, mixed in with some of the rainfall we expect to see tomorrow. even accumulating snow is a possibility in the poconos. everywhere else we do not expect to see any accumulation, but rainfall will continue throughout the day. and it's going to be a cold rain, just because our temperatures are dropping so low. our temperatures today, however, well above average, ranging between 58 and 63 degrees. your seven-day forecast shows that big drop in temperatures, showers expected, possibility of a wintry mix throughout tomorrow. and then heading into wednesday, milder conditions, but a chance of showers remains. pushing into thursday, that looks like one of the best days with plenty of sunshine, 49 degrees, and another chance of showers starts friday. eight minutes before 6:00. back-to-work monday. there's a problem on the vine street expressway we've been following for you that you might run into. >> let's check in with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. is the situation getting any better out there? >> christine, i was just looking
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at traffic cameras and i could see police blocking lanes to allow for emergency vehicles to pull out. actually, that's a tractor-trailer right there. there were fire engines on the scene and they have since made their way away from the scene. what we're dealing with right now is at least three vehicles, from what i can tell. this is affecting traffic on the vine street expressway eastbound. the accident happened right near 24th street. it's taking out at least the left-hand lane. if we go to my cameras right now, i can show you a different angle. so, here's another angle, and you can see that traffic on 76 westbound that's trying to merge on to the vine street expressway is slow going there. i want to show you the backup then extending on to 76, back to spring garden, even as far, possibly back as girard avenue, the exit for girard avenue. i'll check that in a minute, because when i came out, it hasn't extended to girard yet. a mess on the vine street expressway eastbound taking out the left-hand lane and causing
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delays on 76 westbound. then looking at other majors, 95, speeds look good right now, in the 50s 95 from cottman into center city. christine? ♪ that will get you in the holiday spirit. mr. and mrs. claus making a special appearance in media. the borough in delaware county held its annual christmas parade yesterday. more than 30 bands, floats and, oh, there's a mummer sighting! they marched through the town. plans to honor a police officer more than two decades after his death. we'll tell you about the park now in the works in one part of our area when we take you county by county. and new life for old political campaign signs. how these signs are being used to spread holiday cheer in our community.
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it's 5:57 a.m. time to look at what's happening in your neighborhood county by county. in montgomery county, work is under way on a new skate park. nbc 10 in upper merion township, where crews broke ground on the project yesterday. the park will be named in honor of daniel pellet, a willis town police officer who lost his life
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in a motorcycle accident in 1990. he was president of his police academy class. he also received the congressional medal of valor for saving someone from a burning car. now to delaware county, where a new report says it could take two years before the redevelopment of the granite run mall site is complete. "the delco times" is reporting the project will happen in two phases. the first phase, crews will tear down part of the mall and build a luxury apartment building. phase two includes construction of the second luxury apartment as well as other retail buildings. a challenge of sorts for residents of burlington county. they're being asked to transform leftover campaign signs on their lawns into works of art. it's called the good challenge. it kicks off tomorrow. the project is designed as a charitable take on black friday and cyber monday. participants are encouraged to post pictures on social media and challenge others to perform acts of kindness. >> for #givingtuesday.
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>> that's right. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. >> that breaking news we are following, philadelphia firefighters rescued several people from a home in germantown after someone threw a firebomb into the house. we're live on the scene. the search for a missing college student enters its fifth day. the reward in the case grows as the fbi joins the hunt for shane montgomery. and gearing up for cyber monday. this morning we are getting an inside look at an online shopping hub as their busiest day of the year gets under way. and it's going to be a mild cyber monday as we take a live look outside. but don't get used to these warmer temperatures. an arctic blast is headed our way. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm christine maddela. let's get right to nbc 10 meteorologist brittney shipp. good cyber monday morning. >> good morning. temperatures are starting off mild and even into the afternoon it should be nice, especially for december. temperatures warming into the 60s.
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but if we take a live look outside right now, cape may. sun isn't out yet, but we will see a mild start, especially down the shore. closer to the city, 50 degrees in philadelphia. humidity's at 77%. wind speeds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. and pushing into the rest of today, we will climb into the low 60s throughout the city. and then by the afternoon and evening, a chance of light rain and showers moves in. 57 degrees by 4:00 p.m. by 9:00 p.m., 52, and then a big-time drop in temperatures as we head into tomorrow, over 20 degrees. i'll go over all the details on that, let you know what to expect. that's coming up in my full forecast, but for now, we'll check in with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. good morning. >> good morning. it is slow going on the vine street expressway eastbound and even parts of 76 westbound. take a look behind me. so, this is the vine street expressway right at 24th street, where an accident happened about a half hour ago. the good news, i can tell you, is several of the emergency vehicles that were out here in the left-hand l


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