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and still climbing at that hour. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in 10 minutes. it is a monday, jessica boyington is watching your traffic. >> and bill, there are a few intermittent closures we have to watch for. i'm going to list off pretty much where they all are. overhead bridge work from the vine street expressway ramp to 95 southbound, so watch out for that. 95 northbound between columbus boulevard and the vine street expressway. and 95 southbound right around the vine street expressway. that's overhead bridge work. there will be closures on that as they make repairs. we're going to head over to new jersey and 295. this is right around the black horse pike. no problem even in the work zone. twee have 12 minutes from 38 to this point at the black horse pike. average speeds, 70 miles per hour so some people are flying. we don't want you to do that but we want you to get where you have to go in a safe way. more mass transit, no problems for septa, new jersey transit, patco, or dart. when i come back we'll check in
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with more drive times. >> 5:00 on the dot. the philadelphia school district is hoping to get approve forward a sizable loan that they say would help keep things running while pennsylvania's budget battle drags on. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for us outside school district headquarters in spring garden. katy, how bad is the money crunch for schools right now? >> reporter: chris, we've been talking about it for months. it's almost four months to the day where the school district of philadelphia and no school districts across the state have gotten any money from the state in nearly four months. so this morning inside school district headquarters leaders are going to be asking for pretty hefty loan. the district needs its loan request approved by the school reform commission first. that's what today's meeting at 10:00 a.m. is about. if the committee agrees the district will seek $250 million from a source other than the state. that's because governor tom wolf made it clear they will not
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advance money during the budget stalemate. with no state funds classroom resources and text books are low. some students don't even have adequate supplies. fortunately, a person for the federation of teachers tells me he is not aware of salaries that have been in jeopardy in the last few months because of this budget stalemate. he is not aware of teachers who have not been paid. so that's a positive thing. coming up, hear what the superintendent fears for the future and at what point the superintendent says some schools may have to close. reporting live in spring garden, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." decision 2016 is just a day away, 2015. local and state elections are scheduled for tomorrow in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. in philadelphia the mayor's race will top the ballot. voters will choose city council and at-large seats, register of wills, sheriff and commissioners. there are also local and state judicial elections and ballot
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questions on the city charter and municipal funding in philadelphia. for the mayor's race, jim kenny and melissa marie bailey fighting to exceed michael nutter. democratic voter s outnumber republicans 7-1. governor tom wolf and bob casey were in the suburbs yesterday to help get out the vote. poll watchers predict some of the highest turnout will be in montgomery county where voters decide the race for district attorney between republican bruce castor and democrat kevin steele. >> happening today president obama will be in north jersey to push for reforming the criminal justice system. he will visit, cory booker will be there. the president praised efforts by police in improving relationship with communities struggling with crime. also new jersey governor chris christie will make a similar visit to camden today, will meet with mayor dana redd.
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the regional department replaced camden's local force and city leaders say crime is down but the department is also struggling to keep officers. police are investigating the murder of a teenage boy in a possible case of road rage in north philadelphia. police tell us two men opened fire on the teen and a friend who were riding their bikes on saturday. a bullet struck the teen in the back and he died at the hospital. the surviving teen told police that he and his friend had a run-in with the men earlier in the day. we spoke with a pastor who was in his church with his congregation when the violence broke out. >> kids, it's a shame you can't even ride the streets no more. north philly has got that bad. >> they are not sure of a motive but they are looking at the possibility of road rage. police are investigating after someone shot a student near campus sunday morning in an alley off south high street near
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west chester university. university has alerted other students about the shooting. 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. police say a boy saw a facebook post warning about tampered candy. they say other kids found needles in five bars. that's not the only scare. a viewer says her son's snickers had a nail in it. and a family in bucks county said they notice add small hole in the wrapper and said the chocolate looked tampered with so took it to a clinic to get it examined. >> that's when they said that it was definitely a needle hole and they assume that it's some kind of chemical put on the candy. >> unbelievable. fortunately, no child was hurt in any of those cases.
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police are still investigating. and they are urging parents to continue checking the kids halloween candy. >> 5:06. today is sentencing day for the man who killed a woman and three of her young children while street racing. a philadelphia judge convicted the man on third-degree murder chargings, he ran over and killed a woman and three of her sons on roosevelt boulevard in 2013. a fourth son survived. the other driver in the illegal street racing case is serving 5 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty. >> also today, 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 in a hall on thursday. officials put the school on lockdown while police interviewed students. the school is closed on friday, so far no word on where that ammo came from. it's a special day for young patients at cooper children's
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regional hospital. >> for some of the kids getting to go out and play is something that they don't have the luxury of doing. that's why they opened this at the hospital. the cooper and johnny m foundation celebrating the opening of this play room. officials say it's designed to be like an outdoor space within the hospital. and it will provide a warm, friendly space for cooper's youngest patients. >> give our patients a place they can forget for a while they are in a hospital and enjoy a place to play with child life specialists who try and make their stay a bit more special. >> the ribbon-cutting ceremony is this afternoon at 2:00. pennsylvania's low income home energy assistance program begins accepting applications for home heating assistance today. the program helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants. residents can apply on line or contact your county assistance office.
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eight minutes after 5:00. we've got clouds that have moved into the area but you will not need your umbrella today. they are thin clouds that moved in helping to keep temperatures warmer. and warn for much of the week. temperatures way above normal in november readings, it will feel like september this week. but there are some showers in store, it won't be all sunshine. later in the week and possibly this weekend. 44 right now mount pocono, in the 50s for northeast philadelphia, and atlantic city, 54 degrees. you'll see some cloudiness once the sun starts coming up. right now it is dry in the area. and a little bit of a breeze blowing out of the northwest that's going to keep the dry air coming at us during the day today. so showers out of the picture, but you'll see some clouds. it's filtered sunshine, you can see some thin spots in the clouds. it's not going to be total cloud cover during the day. but it is going to be a nice warm-up.
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look at the numbers, 67 in allentown, mount pocono in the 60s, and partly sunny skies in reading and quakertown. 65 for doylestown, a gentle breeze in trenton and mount holly. at the shore you're more likely to see showers, a slight chance of a sprinkle for rehobeth. i think it's unlikely, vineland 67 degrees. partly sunny skies for philadelphia and drexel up to 68. 67 in swedesboro and wilmington. if these temperatures chris and tracy are not warm enough for you, too bad. this is as warm as they are going to get. the seven-day, i've got that when i come back. >> it is november, after all. >> we will forgive you that you couldn't make 75 happen today. just this once you'll get a pass. thanks, bill. it's about 10 minutes after 5. let's find out how traffic is looking in the lehigh valley. >> jessica boyington is doing that for your ride to work. what are you seeing? >> we're doing okay still, so smooth sailing out in the lehigh
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valley. this is 78 right around lehigh street. no problems eastbound or w you see traffic moving along fine. but we have an update on the bridges, we had the burlington bristol opening but that's out of the way. we have the ben franklin bridge and walt doing okay. a scheduled opening for the tacony palmyra, scheduled at 5:40. so if you are heading out the door, you can take the betsy ross to get through just in case they have that opening go by a little bit earlier than expected. and watch out on new jersey turnpike for construction, the ramp from the turnpike southbound to i-9 -- 195 is closed with the car lane only exit ramp. so watch for that. that will be out there for the remainder of november. as for the rest of the drive times, we'll head out, no problems on 100, 30, 202 to the schuylkill. all in the green so far this
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morning. >> one student is dead and another hurt after a shooting in a north carolina university. we'll tell what you the school is saying about the suspected gunman who is still on the loose. and plane crash aftermath. the mourning process begins following the crash that killed more than 200 people over the weekend. why there are still questions as to why the jet went down. and later, the royals take their crown after three decades, kansas city is back on top.
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actor and lawmaker fred thompson has died. the former u.s. senator and law and order star passed away from lymphoma yesterday. the tennessee republican served in the senate for eight years, he ran for president in 2008, but many will remember him for his acting. thompson appeared in a lot of television shows and movies like the hunt for red october. he was also a lawyer, lobbyist, radio show host and commercial pitchman. fred thompson was 73 years old. a somber ceremony in russia where people gathered to remember the victims of that plane that crashed in egypt over the weekend killing more than 200 people. this is in saint petersburg home to many of the victims. the jet crashed minutes after it took off from egypt saturday. all 224 people on board died. and this morning we're learning more about exactly how that plane may have crashed.
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a metro jet official is rejecting the idea that it was technical issues that caused the crash. russian investigators say the plane started breaking apart at high altitude and when that happens it's because 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. national transportation safety board investigators awaiting confirmation that wreckage found east of the bahamas belongs to el faro t cargo ship that sank during hurricane joaquin. sonar indicates it's sitting upright on the ocean floor. investigators say it will help them more easily locate the ship's black box that could provide clues. >> investigators in new york are looking into whether a medical condition caused a driver to crash into a group of trick-or-treaters saturday,
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killing three people including a 10-year-old girl. four others were hurt including a 3-year-old who is in critical condition. the driver is in stable condition. take a look at this. a home in michigan completely leveled by an explosion, firefighters still trying to figure out what happened here. we know that one man was hospitalized after suffering burns. neighbors say some of their windows were shattered and debris flying on their homings. >> this morning police in north carolina are still looking for the gunman after a deadly on-cam pulse shooting. police say one student is dead, another hurt after the shooting at winston-salem state university. investigators say the shooting happened around 1:30 sunday morning. jury selection happens today in the trial of a former detroit police officer who was caught on camera punching a man more than a dozen times.
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you may remember this. officer william melendez was fired and charged with several crimes after this dash camera video went viral. his trial is set to begin this week. a judge says more than two dozen witnesses will testify. we're getting word about an accident in quakertown that we're following for your ride to work. you should know about if you live in that area getting ready to run out the door. >> usually some heavy volume in that quakertown area too. let's find out if this is on 309 wror it is exactly in the area. jessica boyington will have a better idea than i do of that. >> actually on the northeast extension just found out about 10 seconds ago. word of a vehicle fire blocking all lanes, in quakertown near the p.a. turnpike. we'll have more on this for you to come. but again we just found out about this moments ago. we'll check the vine street expressway also around 24th
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street, so approaching the schuylkill expressway, those lanes in there, checked in with the drive time, westbound, we have no problem eastbound to 95, no problems there also. a fly on the schuylkill expressway, we're good to go at the conshohocken curve east or westbound from the blue route to the vine into center city a 12 minute drive time. more updates to come on the p.a. turnpike. we're just over an hour away from sunrise now that we're back on standard time. 5:18 now. clouds, they are in the area. but you will see some sunshine filter through. we're starting out at 53 degrees which is warm for this time of year. going to go even warmer this afternoon. once the sun is up we'll start our march toward the upper 60s. we'll get close to 70 degrees later today. the window is pretty breezy, it's settled down now. a little bit of a breeze coming out of the northwest above the
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ground level. that's going to help bring in cooler air tomorrow morning. today we have the cloud cover that's keeping temperatures warm. with these clouds there is rain. it's way to the south. you see it's in virginia and the carolinas, should stay to our south during the day today. which will allow our temperatures to climb in the middle to upper 60s, partly sunny skies, get that filtered sunshine today. then the clouds will move out of here tonight. a chillier morning. northwest winds bringing the cooler air tomorrow morning but look at tomorrow. bright sunshine, 72 degrees the high temperature. more than 10 degrees above normal. the warming trend continues for wednesday up to 74 and still mild on thursday, even though we'll likely see some showers in the area. the showers take a break on friday. could repeat later on saturday as cooler weather takes hold for the weekend. highs in the 60s. >> retailers looking for holiday help and we'll explain how they are upping the ante to attract more workers.
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e. coli outbreak. what officials say may be the cause of a health scare out west at chipotle. >> talking turkey. a familiar sign of the holiday cooking season. we thought we'd be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. you can't predict it, but you can be ready. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself. realize your buying power at
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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.
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prosecutors. firefighters. people who keep us safe - all back donohue. on tuesday - christine donohue. let's restore integrity to pennsylvania's supreme court e. coli outbreak has forced the restaurant chain chipotle to close 43 locations in oregon and washington state. health officials reported 22
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cases of e. coli so far. and have linked them to six restaurants. it's been more than a week since the last case was reported but people could still get sick. no one has died. health officials are trying to pinpoint what caused that outbreak. retailers aren't just hoping to lure holiday shoppers with great deals this season. landon dowdy is here to explain with the cnbc business news. good morning. >> good monday morning to you. black friday around the corner retailers are working overtime to lure holiday workers, unemployment is at a 7 year low, so hourly retail work is less attractive that led to some chains to up theante. a chance to double their hours, macy's may turn more part-time jobs into full time positions and target is offering more money for the busiest shifts. >> and on wall street the markets could start the week in the red after capping off a banner month in october.
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the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 had the best month in four years and all posted five straight weeks of gains. we get data on manufacturing and construction spending ahead of friday's monthly jobs report. on friday the dow fell 92 to 17664, the nasdaq losing 20 to 5054. >> thanks. she mentioned the holiday season. it's here apparently because the butterball turkey talk line is open now until christmas. experts answer your cooking questions, the number if you want to write it down until the week of thanksgiving, 1-800-butterball. the line has helped nearly 50 million callers since it first opened in 1981. >> 5:24. 53 degrees. the weather not going to be a turkey. we'll see a warm unusually warm week. for november. the flag is blowing in a dry
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breeze this morning. the view the from center city. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> bill, we're looking live at route 202 around chester pike. you can't see much when there's not a car going by. it's looking good. we do have a problem on the northeast extension. i'll tell you about it when we come back. >> i'm matt delucia live at philadelphia police headquarters, investigators still looking for the men who fire add barrage of bullets on two teenagers. we'll have details next. >> plus, animal rescue. wait until you hear how many guinea pigs investigators found in a pennsylvania woman's apartment.
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gun fire in the streets, someone murdered a teen on a bicycle, now police are looking for the person who unleash add barrage of bullets. >> fall warm-up. there are 70s, yes, 70s in the first alert forecast. we'll tell you what you can expect as you head out the door. it's 53 degrees already. 70s, let me say it again. it's 5:28. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. roll up your sleeves and get ready for a warm monday. bill is here with the first alert forecast.
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not too shabby. >> no. we have clouds in the area, the temperatures are warm and we're going to see plenty of sunshine during the day today to warm us into the upper 60s. we'll see 70s tomorrow. there is going to be sunshine filtered through clouds, it's enough to warm our temperatures from the 40s and 50s right now into the upper 60s today. here you can see the cloud cover, some thin spots in the clouds so we'll get some sunshine. but brilliant sunshine is ahead for much of the rest of the week. today clouds, sunshine, 53 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00, a little warmer, 61 degrees and still climbing. by 1:00 we'llble in the middle 60s. i'll show you how warm it's going to get when i'm back in ten minutes. it's a monday. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're watching out for an accident scene, a vehicle fire on the p.a. turnpike north extension southbound you can see that reflected here just a string of red approaching this accident scene. word of all lanes blocked between quakertown now and lansdale.
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so the best bet is not taking the northeast extension, take route 309 which runs pretty much next to this spot. and we'll have more on that to come. right now let's head over to new jersey on the 42 freeway, around the new jersey turnpike no problems, 5 minutes northbound in here from 55 to the walt whitman bridge. the walt is okay, the ben is okay. the tacony palmyra scheduled for a 5:40 opening, you can take the betsy ross bridge to get by. no delays approaching the scene. it's till open. are >> this morning a 16-year-old is dead and police think it could be a case of road rage. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at philadelphia police headquarters with the details. what do we know about this? >> the big question is why would someone fire a barrage of bullets on a pair of teenage boys? and police are still looking for the people who did this and that has some neighbors in that area concerned this morning. here is the video


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