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go into deeper debt to keep schools open. >> the calendar says november but feels more like september. we'll get your first alert forecast hour by hour at 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. i'm good for september weather. >> great. >> let's go to meteorologist bill henley with the forecast. bill? >> getting a fall bonus and that is in spite of clouds. did you see the clouds on the live picture. lots of clouds reaching into new england. and this cloud cover is coming from rain that is nowhere near us. it's staying to the south. thin spots will get a warm up and we're starting off warm at 53 degrees in philadelphia. there you can see the clouds. a view from the studiosing, it's going to be clouds and sunshine. we'll get filtered sunshine during the day. a mild one, 65 to 69 degrees. the normal high temperature is 61 degrees. we'll be above normal today, and even warmer in the future.
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the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back. right now jessica boyington is tracking some traffic trouble with your first alert traffic. >> we have a vehicle fire on the northeast extension southbound right between quakertown and lansdale. that's blocking all lanes and has been for the last half hour or so. your best bet is you can see behind that, take 309, runs pretty much parallel to the scene. for right now i would avoid the northeast extension as you can see all lanes blocked. route 73 approaching the tacony palmyra bridge that's right up in here where the toll plaza is. we did have cars backed up. bridge opening, still looks like they are letting traffic through the area, you want to avoid to the get by delays take the betsy ross bridge. watch for a closure in delaware on 495 northbound t ramp to terminal avenue out there
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through november. >> thank you. we're following breaking news out of camden county. nbc 10 on the scene of a building fire on clinton street in camden. this broke out about an hour and a half ago. crews battled heavy smoke and flames as you see there. officials tell us the building was vakt. no word on the cause. >> 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 candy. a boy found a needle in a snickers bar. others found needles in five twix bars and that's not the only scare in this area. a viewer in gloucester county said her son's snicker bar had a nail inside. another family in bucks county they noticed a small hole in a wrapper like this and said that
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chocolate looked tampered with. they got it examined. >> that's when they said that it was definite live a needle hole and they assume that it's some kind of chemical put on the candy. >> no child was hurt in any of the cases. police are swres gating. urging to check halloween candy. >> sentencing day for the man who killed a woman and three of-er children while street racing. a philadelphia judge convicted him of third-degree murder. he ran over and killed tamara banks and her sons in 2013. a fourth son survived. the other driver is serving 5 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty. >> jury selection begins in the trial of a man akulsed of killing his step daughter and abusing her corpse. authorities say he shot jessica a year ago. police found her body in
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northampton county. opening statements are expected next week. >> more money, that's what the philadelphia school district will be after today as the budget battle rages on. katy is live for us outside school district headquarters. how will the district go with this. >> they had a lot of practice. in the last few days parents and leaders to rally lawmakers to approve a budget. this morning they will be rallying the src, looking to that commission for. they school reform commission oversees the philadelphia school district. it must give its approval for a 2$250 million loan. then they will approach an outside source for the money since governor will not allow cash advances while leaders argue the budget. if the district secures the
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money a spoke person tells me it will help schools and salaries play afloat. the krim reality is too many classrooms are struggling with not enough text books and resources. if there is not a budget only the books by the end of this calendar year, by the end of december, then some schools in the philadelphia school district may have to close. reporting live, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." >> the cause of the deadly apartment fire in montgomery county remains under investigation this morning. cell phone video shows the fire. one woman died in the blaze, crews say the building did not have sprinklers. >> non-sprinklered wood frame structu structure. it moves quick. there are some fire walls but a lot of those had holes through
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them. >> a high school in lehigh county will reopen after a box of ammunition, someone filled a box of 22 caliber bullets in a hallway. this happened last thursday. officials put the school on lockdown while police interviewed students. so far no word on where the ammo came from. today breaking bround on a new project at one of its line stations, this will help disabled riders. two elevators will be installed at university city. officials say the project will give actess from the street to the platform part of septa's rebuilding our future initiative that will include a full renovation on the subway stop. a special day for patients at cooper children's regional hospital in camden. >> look at this. the cooper and johnny m
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foundations celebrating the opening of a new play room inside at the hospital. officials say it's designed as an outdoor space but in the hospital a warm and friendly space for the youngest parents to play. >> 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 and make their stay a bit more special. >> the ribbon-cutting ceremony is happening this afternoon at 2:00. seven minutes after 6:00. we have clouds that are moving into the area. it's a mostly cloudy morning, but we'll see some breaks in the clouds during the day today. and we're in for lots of sunshine during the week. making for a warm week, unusually warm for this time of year. we'll stay dry for most of that week but i'm expecting showers later, possibly this weekend
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too. 51 in doylestown, mostly cloudy in philadelphia 53, millville at 50. you can see the clouds, no rain associated with these clouds. but it will give you some rain. the next few days we'll see clouds move out and see lots of sunshine. the clouds are actually coming off of this rain that's way to the south. it's in virginia and north carolina. it will likely stay to the hout during the day today. the clouds will be out of here tonight. some really nice weather ahead. partly sunny skies, 67 in allentown, up to 66 for quakertown and reading. clouds and sunshine for doylestown, trenton, mount holly. the clouds will be thicker is to the south. in delaware, south jersey, cape may, rehobeth. up to 68, though, for philadelphia with partly sunny skies at times. 67 for wilmington and warmer weather to come. i've got the seven-day forecast when i come back in 10 minutes. >> thanks for that.
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9 minutes past 6. we launched sky force 10 to check out the car fire causing problems. >> jessica boyington has a better look at it. >> we're seeing sky force 10 over top of this scene with updates and i guess you can say better news. we have a lane moving by on the northeast extension out in quakertown. you can see the cleanup under way. about the past hour or so we had all lanes blocked. a huge backup behind that as you can see. your best bet is to take route 309. a lane is getting by there may be relief but 309 your best bet for your alternate. right around girard avenue starting to see slowdowns, this is typical. southbound in here, woodhaven to the vine street, in the yellow a little slow, atting 5 to 6 minutes. for 422, we're doing okay.
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no increase in the drive times. the eastbound lanes where we see play from 29 to the schuylkill. >> the focus after visit people in need of a second chance. remains of those killed in the russian plane crash are being returned to their families. we have new information in the last hour, we have heard from the airline about what the airline says did not cause the crash.
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>> >> in the past hour we've gotten new information about that russian plane that crashed in egypt over the weekend. a metro jet official now says the plane lost speed right before the crash, and he's rejecting the idea that
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technical issues could have caused the crash. russian investigators say the plane started breaking apart in high altitude. the safety experts say it's usually one of three factors. strong weather event, a midair collision or a bomb or missile. there is no evidence of these factors, so they are looking at more unusual events like fire or corrosi corrosion. all 224 people died on board. here is a look in st. petersburg where the remains of the victims were flown home. a huge flower memorial covered the terminal and people stopped to lay flowers, pray and pay their respects. e. coli outbreak forced chipotle to close 43 locations in oregon and washington state. health officials reported 22 cases of e. coli and linked them to six restaurants in the two states. it's more than a week since the last case but officials say more
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people could still get sick. no one has died. health officials are trying to pinpoint what caused that outbreak. >> jury selection happens in the trial against a former detroit police officer caught on camera punching a man more than a dozen times after a traffic stop. you may remember this video in january. officer william melendez was charged with several crimes after dash cam video of the arrest went viral. his trial was set to begin this week. the judge says more than two dozen witnesses are expected to testimony. >> there are still a lot of unanswered questions after a woman's body was found in a laundry basket at an atlantic city hotel. they are still trying to figure out what caused the woman's death and how long she had been there. security officials at the atlantic palace made the discovery yesterday and called police. >> no word on whether a woman will face charges after spca officers rescued nearly 80 animals from her apartment last week.
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officials say a mapts worker made the discovery thursday night. 65 guinea pigs, 10 rabbits and a dog were found alive. >> crews will begin a rehab project on a bridge. officials shut it down for severe deterioration. construction will begin on the bridge in hatfield township. crews will work six months to restore the bridge. it was closed back in march for what officials call a severe structural deterioration. drivers will continue to use their regular detours during construction. >> it's 6:16. we continue to follow that problem on the northeast extension, that car fire. >> jessica is keeping an eye on it. >> this has been out here for some time. we have a huge backup. all lanes were shut down. the good news is it's quakertown, the northeast extension southbound, in between that and lansdale so now the
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good news is one lane is now getting by over into the shoulder but a huge backup. your best bet, you don't want to take the northeast extension even with the one lane getting by as you can see it's gridlock behind that point. you'llble in that delay for some time. take 309 to get through for now, that's your best bet. from the schuylkill expressway, turned around facing the vine street expressway now around 24th street so westbound heading to the schuylkill expressway you can see no problems you get to 30th street station, east to 95 great there as well. our drive times, we're not seeing a lot of slowdowns just the typical spots on 95, southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway we're at 21 minutes, afternoon speed 40 miles per hour, through the work zone and when i come back in the next ten minutes the p.a. turnpike accident. coming up on 18 minutes after 6:00. we are minutes away from sunrise
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and we'll see some sunshine. but now that the sun is coming up it's giving us a better view of the clouds starting things off. a few thin spots in the clouds, a view from center city. we'll see the clouds break at times to warm temperatures from the 50s this morning. into the upper 60s this afternoon. 53 degrees, we're running more than 10 degrees above normal. and getting ready for sunshine in the pocono mountains. the farther north you go the more likely you'll see breaks of sunshine. reading right now 49 degrees. 52 in trenton. wilmington is 53. and there are some 40s around. in camden county audubon is 51. pen sauk at any low 50s. at 50 for voorhees. some breaks of sunshine during the day. there are a few thin spots in the clouds that extend into the pocono mountains and even in new england. to the south that's where you find the rain.
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all these clouds are coming off of the rain. i'm not expecting rain today but later in the week we'll get some showers. today the futurecast showing 1:00 this afternoon, clouds will be thickest in delaware and south jersey. while we'll see more sunshine in pennsylvania. by late this afternoon we'll get one more shot of clouds before they clear out during the evening hours. by 10:00 we're looking at mostly clear skies in philadelphia, and with clearing skies tonight make for a chillier morning tomorrow. today clouds and sunshine, definitely mild. we should be in the low 60s this time of year. we'll reach into the upper 60s this afternoon with a light breeze out of the northwest at 8 miles an hour. tomorrow, there is that chillier morning. 45. a beautiful day tuesday afternoon, 72 the high temperature. definitely like september. and even warmer on wednesday. up to 75. and in spite of showers on thursday, we'll reach into the 70s thursday afternoon, and friday, why not. one more day in the 70s. a little bit of a breeze friday,
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that's going to bring us cooler weather for saturday and sunday. >> bill, thanks. 20 minutes past 6. some say their vehicles filled with smoke. others say steering went out at highway speed. the nbc 10 investigators looked into claims against one carmaker, mitch has a preview of a story later today. >> mechanic jim says water leaks in the trunk causes a short in the electronics. >> there have been fires. you could see how it would happen. >> a lot of smoke. >> walter hill says his car filled with smoke while driving in north philly. >> if i had anything combustible this would have gone up in flames. >> the manufacturer denies a defect. today the nbc 10 investigators ask what if anything the national highway traffic safety add anyone strags is doing about it and we'll tell you which cars are allegedly affected. for the investigators i'm mitch blach blacher, "nbc 10 news."
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>> the honeymoon is over before it even got started. house speaker paul ryan has been in office less than a week and already he is refusing to work with president obama on a highly controversial topic.
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>> the eagles are tackling hunger in philadelphia with their third annual healthy food drive. this is video of past year's events. the birds are teaming up with the coalition against hunger to help bring healthy foods to families in need. some eagles players will make a delivery to a food bank today. for information on the healthy food drive and how you can donate visit our website at another sign the holiday season is upon us. the butterball turkey talk line opens up. from now until christmas, experts standing by to answer cooking questions and talk turkey. 1-800-butterball.
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the line has helped nearly 50 million callers since it opened in 1981. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're looking at live a car fire out in quakertown. it's on the northeast extension southbound between quakertown andq lansdale. we have one right-hand lane shoulder getting by. we had all lanes blocked earlier. you can see the police presence and ambulance on the scene right now. a huge backup behind that scene. the best bet is take route 309 to get by. you don't want to be stuck in this backup as you can see with the one shoulder getting by. we're dealing with a long wait behind it. and we'll have more when i come back and around 6:30 but for now a check on the forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> right around 6:30, jessica, we'll see the sun come up. we're starting off with clouds so it's going to be filtered sunshine to begin with. but i'm expecting nice breaks in
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the clouds during the day. as far as wet weather is concerned, nowhere near us. that stays to the south. >> this morning family and friends grieving the loss of a teen murdered on the streets of philadelphia. matt delucia is live at police headquarters. what are police saying? >> reporter: police are trying to figure out why these men would fire 17 shots at two young boys. details and what we learned about the investigation coming up after the break. it is party time for the kansas city royals. 30-year drought comes to an end.
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we are following breaking news, avoid the northeast extension if you possibly can, a car fire is slowing everything down there as you can see. we'll tell you what you need to know to help you get around it. >> a bike ride turns deadly in north philadelphia. 16-year-old is shot and killed, and the gun men are on the loose. police say it may have begun because of road rage. >> no need to bundle up the kids today. we have warm weather headed our way. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's 6:30 already pretty warm but going to get warmer. meteorologist bill henley has his first alert forecast. >> that is in spite of the clouds with us. they are helping to keep temperatures warm. 53 degrees in philadelphia. doylestown is at 51, low 50s for wilmington. and it's now in the low 50s in south philadelphia after dropping down into the 40s. we're just coming up on sunrise now. 6:31 with a few seconds from now we'll see the sun break through
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the clouds at times to warm temperatures in the low 60s by 11:00 this morning, then 2:00 this afternoon. 66 degrees. some areas will get warmer than others. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is tracking trouble in the traffic department. >> that's right. for the past hour or so we had all lanes blocked due to a vehicle fire on the northeast extension on the southbound side. we have chopper over top of the scene. the good news, all lanes are not blocked right now with one lane getting by over into the shoulder with the earlier vehicle fire. a huge backup behind there. this is quakertown on the southbound side, and your best bet to get around you can see pretty much a string of red on the map system here, huge delay behind that scene. take route 309, that's your best bet. you want to avoid the northeast extension for now. we're still dealing with cleanup
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and one lane getting by. you'll be stuck for some time if you choose to take that. if you're on the blue route, there was an accident earlier involving a deer so cleanup and police activity on the scene around germantown pike. traffic still getting through but something to watch for. 95, major delays, this is early, southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway 41 minutes, that's typically 12 minutes or so. but we always in the 6:00 hour see some delays, we have a disabled vehicle also around girard avenue on the southbound side that's contributing to this slow drive time. >> this morning a 16-year-old is dead and police think it could be a case of road rage. matt delucia is live at philadelphia's police head quarters with the detail and the car investigators are looking for. tell us more. >> reporter: 17 shots fired at two teens riding bicycles. police can't believe it. neighbors in the area cannot believe it.
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and the 16-year-old you mentioned died as a result. here's some video from the scene. police say that it happened yesterday afternoon, a little after 4:30 on the 2200 block of west sedgely street. the two were riding bikes when they came up behind a silver buick with four men inside. police say the boys realized something wasn't right so they turned to get away. at least two of the men got out, started chasing them. >> any time you hear about kids that's sad, it's a shame you can't even ride the streets no more. north philly got that bad. >> it could have been road rage. 17 shots is a lot at two kids on a bike. >> reporter: police investigating this as a possible road rage incident. at this point there have not been arrests. the other boy is 15, he was not injured in this shooting but he was able to talk with detectives last night. he says that he has never stine
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any of those men firing shots that those two, again, this is the very much under investigation. no arrests but if you have information give them a call. matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." president obama will be in north jersey to push for reforming the criminal justice system. cory booker will join him. president obama was in newark back in may to praise efforts by police there to improve the relationship with poor communities struggling with crime. >> new jersey governor christie will make a similar visit to camden today. christie will meet with mayor dana redd to praise the impact of the camden county press department. the department replaced camden's police force in 2013 and statistics show that crime is down in camden. the department is struggling to keep officers. >> decision 2015 is tomorrow. local and state elections are set in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. in philadelphia the mayor's race will top the ballot.
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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 questions on the philadelphia city charter and municipal funding. for the fair's race jim kenney and melissa murray bailey. pennsylvania governor tom wolf and senator bob casy were in the suburbs to help get out the vote. poll watchers predict some of the highest turnout will be in montgomery county tomorrow where voters decide the race for district attorney between bruce castor and kevin steele. >> this morning the kansas city royals are the kings of baseball. take a look. >> inside corner. the royals, 2015 world champions. >> kansas city here we come. kansas city staggering the mets
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and the fans with another comeback win in the game 5 early this morning. the royals beat new york in 12 innings to take the fall classic. check out the reaction back in kansas city to the final called strike. >> whooping it up. royals fans partying after the team took its second world series title, the first in 30 years. pretty nice start this morning. if you are not a mets fan. it was an amazing series. mostly cloudy skies, clouds are going to come through during the day. they will break for sunshine but much of the rest of the week which we'll see enough sunshine to make for a warm week with readings well into the 70s. showers later in the week, it's not all dry weather. but we'll get some showers possibly late in the week and
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possibly this weekend. doylestown, 51 degrees. 50 in millville and philadelphia with cloudy skies and 53. sunshine breaking through the clouds, thinning out some in the pocono mountains. the farther to the south, the more cloud cover you will see as the clouds are coming off of the rain that is way to the south. that will stay to the south. it stays dry and in spite of clouds we will warm up into the upper 60s. but it is a cool morning to start with. suburbs at the bus stop, 52. 55 degrees in the city. warming into the upper 60s. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, camelback, 64. 66 in fleet wood and pennsburg, partly sunny skies and 67 in bordenton. 66 in sauderton. cloudy skies, a chance of a sprinkle, most of the activity i think to the south.
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sunshine and clouds and 60s for today but 70s are on the way for philadelphia, wilmington and woodstown and the rest of the area. the seven day when i come back in ten minutes. >> about 20 minutes before 7:00. northeast extension is a main thoroughfare there, a lot of people on it in the morn stog sky force 10. >> exits are so far away it's hard to get off when you get stuck behind an accident or in this case a car fire. >> right. that's a good point. that's why we want you to avoid it. you can take route 309 as your alternate to get by. we have good news, that they are letting a lane by. in the northeast extension at quakertown somewhere the accident scene is. massive backup behind the scene. 309 your best bet because you're going to get to the northeast extension now to get by that scene. they have cleaned up the car out of the way, so that's the good news. the schuylkill around spring
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garden street watch out in the off ramp in here, an accident, we also have a truck, another car in the right-hand lane. traffic moving through this spot. mass transit no problems or delays. >> thank you. frustration leads to unity among republican candidates in the race to the white house. and next what they want to do to take control of future debates and to stop got you questions. isis strikes again. two activists are murdered and isis is gaining ground in syria and now the u.s. is changing its strategy in the fight against the militants. it's sparking criticism.
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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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atlantic county didn't allow its elected politicians to take large donations 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
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allow north jersey casinos "this year." we just can't trust will pauls. it's 6:42. look at this video. a home in michigan completely
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leveled after an explosion. firefighters still trying to figure out how it started. one man was hospitalized after burns. neighbors say windows were shattered and debris was flying. police in southern california say an uber driver pepper sprayed a drunken passenger who attacked him for kicking him out of the car. the driver told the passenger to get out of the car when he couldn't give directions. the passenger hit the drivinger from behind and pulled his hair, then the driver pulled out pepper spray and sprayed the guy in the face. in minutes police got there and arrested the driver. >> i wanted to make sure he didn't get away. i have lost so much money on people like him and i'm done dealing with this. people like that they take the food out of my mouth. >> uber says it's banned the passenger from using the service again. the driver says his days of driving for uber are over. >> decision 2016.
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the republican presidential campaigns say they want direct input the way the debates are run. staffers met outside washington last night. the discussion followed last week's cnbc debate where several candidates felt the questioning was unfair. the campaigns will circulate questionnaires to the networks hosting the debates asking for details ahead of time. if they don't get them they could boycott. >> the ones that are generating the ratings for these debates, so if we don't come that's a big bargaining chip. >> we're not talking about easy questions, we're talking about questions that are relevant. >> the next republican debate is one week from tomorrow. november 10. house speaker paul ryan says immigration reform will not happen as long as president obama is in the white house. ryan told the sunday talk shows he will not work with the president after the president side stepped congress to shield 4 million undocumented immigrants by executive order. the white house described the
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speaker's stance as a source of deep disappointment. >> police in north carolina are still looking for the gunman after a deadly on campus 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. the university was placed on lockdown about three hours while police searched the campus. police in chester county investigate after someone shot a student near westchester university. this happened sunday morning in an alley off of south high street. the university has alerted other students about the shooting. >> unusual, not a lot of crime, definitely never a shooting. >> especially close to campus. >> no. this is my third year here and never. >> neither police nor school officials released the student's name or condition. >> this morning a video released by isis claims to show the militants beheading two syrian
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activists. nbc news interviewed one of the victims last year and exclusively spoke with his brother after the attack. the two were members of a group of activists who risked their lives to tell the world what is going on in syria. one of the victims' brother is now offering the possible answer to how isis found the activists. he says an old friend defected to isis moved next door and was able to lure them into his apartment before they were killed. despite the attack the activist group says it will continue its fight against isis. presidential hopefuls weighing in how u.s. troops will combat isis militants. the white house announced fefl troops will be sent to train, advise and assist but not engage in combat. it's a reversal for the obama administration who vowed not to put troops on the ground. >> we can't get into a quagmire. there should be a real strategy to take out isis and take out assad. >> i think it's an admission, it's a reflection that when you
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don't make a decision things get worse, not better. >> democratic front-runner hillary clinton says she sees merit in the plan. bern sanders says it could be a quagmire. that never ends. to new york for the today show. >> we get a preview from matt and savannah. happy monday. >> and to you guys. >> nice to see you. coming up the push by the republican presidential campaigns to get more control of the debates. will their closely watched closed door meeting change the course of the race? >> a rare and revealing conversation with brad pit and angelina jolie. their marriage, dealing with her health challenges, and working together for the first time in a decade. >> those and a special performance from music legend rod stewart when we get start and a monday morning. back to you guys. >> they will be staying in the newsroom for sure. >> love that gravelly voice. >> thank you so much. see you in a bit.
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>> happening today the woman who runs the philadelphia and wilmington v.a. offices will appear before members of congress. lawmakers subpoenaed diana ruben to testify about alleged misuse of the v.a. relocation program. today's hearing follows a report describing how the veterans administration misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxpayers. the report suggested criminal intent and another office director from minnesota, neither has been charged. the v.a. is also dealing with a staffing shortage. a recent report showed tens of thousands of medical positionings 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. >> if you don't have health insurance now is the time to get enrolled because deadlines are quickly approaching, this was the scene as the shopping center yesterday. officials were enrolling new
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members with plans. any adult without insurance faces up to $695 of tax penalty. december 15 is the final day to sign up. >> former president jimmy carter will participate in a day-long habitat for humanity build in memphis today. carter was scheduled to volunteer on a week-long build in nepal but the charity cancelled the trip because of supply problems and civil unrest. the 91-year-old carter is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. >> actor and lawmaker fred thompson has died. the former u.s. senator and law and order star passed away from lymphoma. the republican served in the senate for eight years, ran for president in 2008, but many will remember him for his acting, thompson appeared in a lot of shows and in the movies like hunt for red october and die hard 2. he was a lawyer, lobbyist, radio show host and commercial pitchman. thompson was 73. >> a woman is recovering in a
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florida hospital after a shark bit her on the beach yesterday. >> a lot of shark bites this year. rescuers say the 28-year-old was in the surf along cocoa beach. a shark bit her leg. she suffered a 7-inch gash. authorities haven't released her condition. a whale watch turns into a whale rescue off the coast of california. it was first supported on wednesday dragging a trail of crab fishing line. two days later spotted 100 miles south. crews tried to untangle the whale. it dove into deep water. then on saturday a crew from sea world joined the effort getting the boat up behind the whale before cutting away the rest of the line and freeing the whale. >> well, we're starting off with a great view of the fall colors from sky force 10. doesn't that look fantastic. lots of color on the trees, but
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just gray skies over head. we're starting off with clouds, the clouds have come in to help keep our temperatures warmer this morning. we will see breaks of sunshine during the day. starting to see a little bit of sun trying to peek through now that the sun is up. back to standard time. 53 degrees and that is not standard weather for november. it should be much in the low 40s that the hour. a warmer start and going to see a warm day. these clouds will not give us rain. rain stays way to the south. we will see some breaks of sunshine as we go into the afternoon. so that will warm temperatures from the 50s into the 60s today. satellite imagery showing clouds, they are extending all the way off to new england this morning but farther north and west there you can see clearing and that's what we'll see for tomorrow. for today, the rain is going to be inching closer to some areas, you might even see a sprinkle in southern delaware or even cape may. the rest of the area completely dry. 67 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon.
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the clouds will thin out. that's early this afternoon. then late this afternoon, one more round of clouds before they clear out overnight tonight. that will give us a cooler morning to start with tomorrow, but a warmer afternoon with brilliant sunshine. so today, going to be clouds and some sunshine, definitely mild. 65 to 69 degrees. will be close to 10 degrees above normal this afternoon. and even warmer tomorrow. that's after that chilly morning, 45 degrees. brilliant sunshine for tuesday, you need your sunglasses tuesday and again on wednesday. but thursday, umbrellas will be going up. we'll see showers, still mild, 72 degrees, the mild weather stays toward the end of the week, too, friday 75, then cooler this weekend with a chance of showers, later on saturday. >> we have a lot of focus for good reason on the northeast extension but now a look at the blue route. >> jessica boyington has you covered. >> we have an accident on the blue route around germantown
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pike. it involves a deer but we have police activity and road blocks on the right shoulder now starting to see traffic headed by the scene northbound again around germantown pike as you can see. slow go around the curve. the p.a. turnpike and the northeast extension southbound right between quakertown and lansdale, that accident is pretty much cleared but we're seeing a backup and slow go as one lane is getting by. the schuylkill expressway, really starting to see slowdowns eastbound and westbound, 25 minutes eastbound from the blue truitt the vine, watch for a disabled vehicle around montgomery. >> reporter: i'm matt delucia live at philadelphia police headquarters, 17 shots fired at two teens while they were riding their base bicycle. police are trying to find those who pulled the trigger. >> reporter: it cannot wait on lawmakers. i'll tell you what the philadelphia school district is doing this morning to assure it
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has enough money to keep classrooms open.
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i'm matt delucia at police headquarters, investigators trying to find the men who fired 17 gun shots at two boys riding their bicycles. this happened yesterday afternoon on the 2200 block of west sedgely street in north philly. those teens, a 16-year-old and 15-year-old were riding bicycles down that road when they came up behind a silver buick with four men inside. two of those men got out according to police and started shooting at the boys. police believe it may be a case of road rage but the exact motive on what transpired before this is still unclear. the 16-year-old was shot in the
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back and died. the 15-year-old was not injured and has been talking with investigators about what happened. matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> reporter: i'm katy zachry live in spring garden talking about the state budget impasse and the effect it's having on local schools which is why in a few hours district leaders from philadelphia will meet with the school reform commission and ask for approval of a $250 million loan. if approved the district would borrow that from an outside source to ensure it can operate schools through december. reporting live, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." jessica boyington here taking a look at the schuylkill expressway. right around spring garden street on the eastbound side we're watching a disabled truck and a police officer there with another car involved as well. traffic moving through the area nicely though. a look at drive times, 95
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southbound doing the worst. 54 minutes, almost an hour southbound from woodhaven, the schuylkill slow eastbound into the center city area. the blue route okay and still watching out for backup on the p.a. turnpike, southbound between quakertown and lansdale. take 309 if you want to not get stuck in this accident scene. clouds are with us to start with, that's a live view from center city, looking past the comcast center. you can see thin spots in the clouds. this is a view from the nbc 10 studios, we'll see more sunshine break through this afternoon. 40s and 50s to start with. it's cool this morning pottstown 48. 52 in wrightstown and 54 in philadelphia. south philadelphia is in the very low 50s. we will see the clouds thin out, near 70 today and in the 70s over the next few days. >> enjoy.
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>> the "today" show is up next. good morning. breaking news. external influence. an airline official looking into the crash of that russian plane now says it was not caused by technical problems or human error. so why did it suddenly break apart killing all 224 people on board? we're live in egypt. breaking away. the republican presidential campaigns meet without party officials and come up new rules for future debates. their demands ranging from requiring opening and closing statements to the temperature in the room. now it's the rnc's turn to respond. rare and revealing interview. brad pitt and angelina jolie sitting down together to talk about sharing the screen, their family and her difficult health decisions. >> it's just anothne


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