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>> right now on "nbc 10 news today", a 16-year-old boy riding his pike with a friend died in a hail of gun fire. what police believe led to that confrontation. a real halloween scare for parents and kids in chester county after some families found candy contained more than sugar. police say the life saver in this investigation was social media. a live look outside this morning at center city philadelphia. 53 degrees, the work week is off to a great start, temperatures tipping toward 70 later today and we're tracking a fall warm-up in the nbc 10 first alert forecast. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today"
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on this monday. i'm chris cato. yes, the leaves are falling, the temperatures not necessarily. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with the first alert forecast. >> good morning. hard to believe it's november and temperatures are going to be quite warm this week. in fact, a warm start. 54 in philadelphia when normally this time of year the temperatures would be in the low 40s. so it's much warmer than normal. at this hour, by 6:0053. then they start to turn around. partly sunny skies, 58. there will be cloud cover, a thin layer much of the day. warm us up to 64 degrees with a light northwest wind and out of the northwest so that keeps the dry comfortable air coming in. we'll go through the forecast when i'm back in 10 minutes. right now it's a monday. jessica boyington has your traffic. >> that's right, bill. we're on the vine street expressway, all lanes are open. we have been dealing with construction closing east and westbound between the schuylkill
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and broad. for now that's not happening. around third street, watch out for intermittent closures on the vine street expressway eastbound ramp to 95 southbound for overhead bridge construction. you can see this in the drive times, 95 southbound, woodhaven to the vine street expressway, 13 minutes, the blue route is great, 15 minutes southbound from the schuylkill to 95. no problems or delays this morning for mass transit. chris, back to you. teen murdered. police want to know if road rage was the motive for two men firing bullets at two bicycle riding teenagers. matt delucia is live outside police headquarters with more on this. >> reporter: chris, 17 shots fired at two teens riding bicycles, police cannot believe it. neighbors can't believe it either and one of the teens died. here is some video from the scene. a 15-year-old was shot in the back. you can see in the video the two
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bikes on the ground. here's what we found out from philadelphia police. this happened yesterday afternoon, a little after 4:30 on the 2200 block of west sedgely street. the teens riding down sedgely came up behind a silver buick with four men inside. at some point the boys realized that something wasn't right so they turned to get away but at least two of the men started chasing them, firing the 17 bullets. we talked with investigators, so far no confirmed motive but they are working on the possibility that this could be road rage of some sort. at this point there have not been arrests. the other boy, he's 15, he was not injured. was able to talk with investigators about what happened telling them that he had never seen these men before. coming up we'll hear from a pastor in the neighborhood. he says the streets have only been getting worse. live at philadelphia police headquarters, matt delucia, "nbc
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10 news." >> today is sptsing day for the man who killed a woman and three of her children while street racing in philadelphia. a judge convicted the man on third-degree murder charges. he ran over and killed a woman and three of her sons on roosevelt boulevard in 2013. a fourth son survived the accident. the other driver is serving 5 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty. >> who does this kind of thing. that's the question on the minds of parents and police in chester county after sharp objects turned up in at least six pieces of halloween candy over the weekend. police say boy saw a facebook post warning about tampered candy. others found kneeleds in five twix bars. a viewer says her son's snickers bar had a nail inside. this family says they noticed a small hole in the wrapper of a
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kitkat. they took it to a clinic to have it examined. >> they said it was a needle hole and they assume it's some kind of chemical put on the candy. >> unbelievable. fortunately, no child was hurt in any of those cases. police are still investigating. they are urging parents to continue checking their kids' halloween candy. a high school in lehigh county will reopen after a box of ammunition caused officials to cancel classes last week. someone spilled a box of bullets at the high school last thursday. officials put the school on lock down while police interviewed students. school was closed friday. no word on where that ammo came from. this morning the philadelphia school district is really hoping to get approved for a sizable loan that would help keep things running while pennsylvania's budget battle drags on. katy zachry is live outside
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school district headquarters in spring garden with more on a desperate need for cash. >> reporter: it is a desperate need. in a few hours leaders of the philadelphia school district will be here at the school reform commission meeting. it's scheduled for 10:30. they are going to ask members of the school reform commission for a sizable loan. without money currently coming from the state capital because of the budget stalemate a spokesperson for the district tells me the money, this money they are asking for should keep philadelphia schools afloat through the end of the calendar year. the loan for $250 million must first be approvedpy the commission. it will be presented at 10:00 this morning, not 10:30. right now students do not have sufficient resources or books in the classroom. and even bus service i'm told throughout the district has been affected. coming up in the next hour, we're going to check in with the philadelphia teachers union and find out if those salaries are
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still being paid with this budget stalemate coming from harrisburg. reporting live in spring garden, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." 7 minutes after 4:00. we are one day away from decision 2015. local and state elections are set for tomorrow in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. in philadelphia the mayors race will top the ballot, also city council and at large seats, register of wills, sheriff, and commissioners. and there are also local and state judicial elections, and ballot questions on the city charter and municipal funding. as for the mayors race democrat jim kenney and marisa bailey. democratic voters outnumber republicans 7 to 1 in philadelphia and uphill battle for murray bailey. governor tom wolf and bob casey were in the suburbs to help get out the vote. poll watchers predict some of the highest turnout will be tomorrow in montgomery county
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where voters will decide the race for district attorney between republican bruce castor and democrat kevin steele. >> this morning a special day for young patients at cooper children's regional hospital. the foundations celebrating a new play room in the hospital. officials say it's designed to be an outdoor space within the hospital. and it will provide a warm friendly space for cooper's youngest patients. >> give our patients a place where they can forget for a little while that they are in a hospital, and enjoy a place to play with child life specialists who try to make their stay more special. >> a ribbon cutting will take place at 2:00 p.m. the eagles are tackling hunger enphiladelphia with their third annual healthy food drive. this is video of past years' food drive events. they are teaming up this year to
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bring healthy food to families in need and some eagles players make a delivery to a food bank. for more information on the healthy food drive and how to donate visit 9 minutes after 4:00. it is november but we've got mild weather on the way including today. definitely a mild monday. temperatures will take off and get close to the 70s. in fact, the entire week is going to be warm with bright sunshine for much of the week. later in the week i'm tracking showers. it doesn't look like it's going to be rain-free. do need some water out there. 48 degrees in reading. partly cloudy skies in cape may, 57, a few scattered clouds in philadelphia, 54 degrees. otherwise it's clear. this is nothing falling from the high clouds that are in the area. we will stay dry today. but the showers are getting pretty close to us. they are just to the south. high pressure will keep them out
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of philadelphia. we'll see some of the clouds coming off of those shower, way to the south. doesn't look like they are destined for our area. good news is the temperatures will be warmer than normal. won't feel like november today. 66 degrees in allentown, quakertown and reading, even in the 60s in the pocono mountains. 66 in trenton, you'll see partly sunny skies for doylestown and mount holly and a few more clouds around for atlantic city and vineland. rehobeth enough that there is a slight chance of a sprinkle but nothing more than that. narberth, west chester in the 60s. then we go warmer. the hour by hour futurecast with the temperatures. i'll be back in 10 minutes. >> we won't put the short sleeves away yet. if you like to get out early on the roads, especially on monday morning we like to give you a heads up if there is anything to slow you down. jessica boyington is watching
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route 1. >> that's right, chris. we're looking at the boulevard now. no problems at all you can see hardly a car in sight so a lot of people around there don't want to get up that early on a monday morning. around roberts avenue no real problems yet southbound or northbound. and heading to the schuylkill expressway. a fly down the p.a. turnpike and see how it's going there. no problems or obstructions in any of the lanes westbound, eastbound we're okay. 23 minutes from valley forge to route 1. watch for construction on the turnpike westbound between fort washington and norristown. we're going to be heads up later on this evening, watch out in the wells fargo center, there will be a 76ers game versus the cleveland cavaliers. right around 7:00 p.m. so a lot of volume in the stadium area at the tail end of rush hour. >> blame it on lebron. still ahead, a bumpy ride for an uber passenger out west. we'll show you what the passenger did that caused the uber driver to pull out pepper
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spray. oh, my. plus, new clues in the search for the cargo ship that vanished during hurricane joaquin. what they believe is getting them closer to solving the mystery.
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newspapers back christine donohue for supreme court. saying this daughter of a coal miner gets the highest rating from the bar association. they call donohue uniquely qualified. and cite her commitment to restoring integrity. both business and labor endorse donohue because she's independent and fair. prosecutors. firefighters. people who keep us safe - all back donohue. on tuesday - christine donohue. let's restore integrity to pennsylvania's supreme court
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somber sarin moan in russia where people gathered to remember the victims of that plane crash that crashed in egypt killing more than 200 passengers. this is in st. petersburg which was home to many of the victims. the plane crash independent the sinai peninsula minutes after takeoff from egypt sarmt all 224 people on board died. this morning we're learning more how that plane crashed. investigators say the plane
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broke apart in high altitude. safety experts say that is usually because of one of three factors, a strong weather event, a midair collision or a bomb or missile. investigators say there is no evidence of any of those factors so they are looking at more unusual events like fire or corrosion. investigators have new encouraging findings as they try to piece together what happened to el faro, the cargo ship that sank during hurricane joaquin. investigators are still awaiting confirmation that wreckage found saturday east of the bahamas belongs to el faro. sonar indicates that the wreckage is sitting upright on the ocean floor and the ntsb says that's good for finding the ship's black box recorder which will give them more clues what happened to the ship and its 33 crew members. jury selection happens today in a trial against a former detroit police officer caught on camera punching a man more than a dozen times during a traffic
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stop. you may remember this video from january. officer william melendez was fired and charged with several crimes after dash camera video of the arrest went viral. his trial is set to begin this week. the judge says more than two dozen witnesses are expected to testify. >> he needs to put pressure on individuals to do something. >> that was the scene in columbia, south carolina over the weekend. members of the black lives matter civil rights group held a rally there, all surrounding that recent incident involving a school resource officer at a high school roughing up a female student. cell phone video taken by other students went viral. you've seen that over the past week. the deputy was fired following the incident. here's the video again. the student was arrested for disrupting school. the video shows deputy flipping the student's desk with the student and then dragging her, throwing her across the room after she refused to leave the classroom.
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school district officials there in richland county, south carolina say that the officer did not follow proper procedure and used, quote, unapproved techniques when removing the student from the classroom. police in chester county are investigating after someone shot a student near campus. it happened sunday morning in an alley off south high street near west chester university. the university has alerted other students about the shooting. this morning police in north carolina are still looking for a gunman after a deadly on campus shooting there. police say one student is dead, another hurt after a shooting at winston-salem state university. investigators say the shooting happened around 1:30 sunday morning. the university was on lockdown for about three hours as police searched the campus. >> take a look at this video. a home in michigan completely leveled after an explosion. firefighters are still trying to figure out exactly what
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happened. we do know one man was hospitalized with burns. neighbors say some of the windows were shattered by the force of the explosion and debris that flew into their homes. investigators in new york are looking at whether a medical condition caused someone to go into a group of trick-or-treaters. nbc news talked with the man who says he was driving in front of the car that hit the crowd on saturday, he says that the driver rammed into him seconds before flying off the road. >> he hit, behind my car, and then i go left side and then he came up right side. again hit, and then go. >> four other people were hurt in the crash including a 3-year-old who is in critical condition this morning. the driver is in stable
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condition. police in southern california say an uber driver pepper sprayed a drunk passenger who violently attacked him for kicking him out of the car. caught on the driver's camera. the driver told the passenger to get out of the car when the man couldn't give him directions. that's when the passenger just started hitting the driver from behind pulling his hair, when the driver pulled out pepper spray and sprayed the man in the face. police arrested the passenger. it's about 4:20. happening today the woman who runs the philadelphia and wilmington veterans affairs offices will appear before members of congress. lawmakers subpoenaed diana ruben to testify about allegations that she misused the v.a.'s relocation program. today's hearing follows a report that describes how the veterans administration misspent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. the report suggests criminal intent and another office director from minnesota. neither has been charged. the v.a.'s dealing with a
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severe staffing shortage. a recent report shows tens of thousands of medical positions at v.a. hospitals are unfilled. many patients have to wait a month or two just to be seen. the v.a. says it's aggressively recruiting at medical schools. a nonprofit group is offering to help veterans in new jersey sort out what they earned. the disabled american veterans mobile office will be set up at the vfw post from 9 to 5. you can check the "nbc 10 news" app for more information. and if you don't have health insurance, now is the time to get enrolled. deadlines are quickly approaching. this was the scene at the independence express in the shopping center yesterday. officials there enrolled new members for the health insurance plans provided under the affordable care act. any adult without health insurance faces up to a $695 tax penalty if you don't get that insurance. december 15 is the final day to
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sign up. 21 minutes after 4:00. the temperatures are falling right now. we've got a little bit of a breeze out of the northwest that's going to help keep us dry. 54 now in philadelphia. it is going to be a warm day today with even warmer weather ahead. we will see some clouds but we won't see rain in philadelphia today. that is in the cards for later in the week. for now we're watching the temperatures and they are going to be much warmer than normal for most of the week. 51 now in wilmington, 56 in millville, look at the 40s north and west, bluebell is down to 48. glenn side, willow grove, 54 degrees to start. clouds are moving i. clots of clouds on the satellite, this is high cloudiness and it's coming ahead of wet weather to our south. you can see it in virginia and the carolinas. that's going to stay to the south. it's only a slight chance of a shower or sprinkle, really, in
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southern delaware. i think most of the area is going to get some breaks of sunshine. and look at the temperature, that's 2:00 this afternoon. 67 degrees. then the clouds, they will be around during the late afternoon hours. they clear out overnight and this time tomorrow the temperatures will be in the 40s. we'll be cooler tomorrow morning. but watch the warm-up with nothing but sunshine, no clouds here tomorrow afternoon. we'll be warm be into the 70s. so today, not bad. pretty mild, partly sunny skies, mild as the temperatures warm in the middle to upper 60s, the northwest winds on tap for today will be just slight. up 3 to 8 miles an hour to keep the dry air flowing into the region. talk about the warm-up with the seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. >> okay, bill. sounds like a plan. 4:22 now. the annoying weekend is over we can focus on important things like getting back to work and school and monday adventures. here is jessica boyington to
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make that transition as smooth as possible. >> best intro-i had so far. >> not staying a lot but thank you. >> but it's okay. the blue route, not a lot going on. we'll take a fly and show you what's going on. nothing really. as we look here all the roadways are green, we have a great drive time northbound or southbound. southbound typically where we see delays in the morning hours. 15 minutes, no problems northbound. these are cameras around girard avenue eastbound lanes, no problems heading into center city area from the blue route to the vine street expressway. that's about a 12-minute trip. watch for construction ongoing construction still out in center city, 19th street south is closed between vine street and ben franklin parkway. you can follow the signs they have posted and you'll be fine. when i come back in the next 10 minutes we'll check in with delaware. >> thanks, jessica.
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still ahead, whale watching turned into a rescue operation. look at this. one of the giants of the ocean a hump back whale was in distress after getting entangled. the desperate effort to rescue that whale. and a sure sign that the holiday season is upon us. yes, in this age of google, people are still calling for help with their turkeys. the phone lines are open today if you are ready to talk turkey. it used to be illegal.
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atlantic county didn't allow its elected politicians to take large donations
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from contractors doing business with the county. then will pauls changed the law, allowing him to pocket thousands of dollars in campaign cash. now pauls is taking thousands from those who want to move casinos to north jersey, threatening our jobs and our local economy. and he said he wants the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." we just can't trust will pauls. >> yes, what i do with this bag of parts in my turkey? could you help me with that? one of the questions that these callers will get from now until late november. the butterball turkey line is
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open officiallied so from now until christmas actually. all the way to christmas. experts standing by to answer your burning questions. the number 1-800-butterball. the company says the talk line helped almost 50 million callers since it first opened in 1981. look at this. a whale watch turned into a whale rescue off the coast of california. the crew rushed to rescue a whale. the whale was spotted wednesday dragging fishing line. two days later it was spotted still tangled in the line. crews tried to untangle it. the whale dove into deep water. on saturday a crew from sea world joined getting the boat behind before cutting away the rest of the line. >> as much as it's dangerous and kind of scary, it is exciting and exhilarating and at the end of the day it's a really good
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feeling to know that we're able to help these guys. >> now, we mentioned that this is happening more. here is why. experts say wh factors like el nino are bringing more whales to the shoreline which means they are getting more entangled with fishing lines along the shore there. 4:28. 53 degrees. a little breeze blowing. the wind is not going to be the big factor today. temperatures this week, very unusual weather ahead. catch your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead. right now jessica boyington is in the traffic center. >> we're watching route 309 now around the p.a. turnpike. no problems northbound or southbound but i do have something going on. i'll cover that when i come back. some includes the area bridges. >> still ahead on "nbc 10 news today", 80 animals rescued from one home. we'll tell you what else was
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found at a woman's property.
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