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this season bring back the holidays with t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods. center city blast. a package exploded at 18th and pine. police trying to figure out if it was accident am or intentional. fire on the mountain. flames spread through the forest behind a high school. crews battling to get control from the air and ground. dealing out fines. an area casino get hit with thousands in penalties from mixing different decks of cards. good morning. 6:00 a.m. is this monday. welcome to "nbc10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> bill, let's take a look at the weather. >> tracy, keeping temperatures in the 30s to low 40s.
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want wind is still blowing. not as strong as yesterday, but the 12 mile-per-hour wind in philadelphia and the suburbs, also 12 miles per hour for new jersey and stronger in the lehigh valley. that's just enough to make it feel about ten degrees colder this morning. this afternoon, the same winds will push the clouds out of here. we'll warm into the upper 40s for philadelphia. right at 44 for the lehigh value and the suburbs. 46 degrees for new jersey. you'll see sunshine, sunny skies for delaware this afternoon. i'll break the forecasts down hour by hour with a closer look at the wind which is going to be a big factor this afternoon when i come back in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington with first alert traffic. >> thanks. moving 309, watching an accidents scene that looked like it was going to clear a few minutes ago, in the last half hour or so, now back. it's around norristown road on the northbound side. one lane moving by, so no big delays. something to watch for here. you see the police activity. a vehicle that's disabled over in front. it looks like maybe tow truck or penndot crews there, as well.
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all the northbound lanes around norristown are moving by. we're going to start here with mass transit, west trenton train, about ten-minute delays due to signal problems on the line. other than that, new jersey transit running with no big delays. lastly, center city, watch for the police activity dude to an explosion package found at 18th and 19th and pine. you'll be diverted around the scene, as well. >> thank you. 6:02 this tuesday, november 22nd. back to our breaking news. an explosion in center city. >> let's get to nbc10's pamela osborne live on the scene. i know police gave us a briefing earlier, and you're continuing to get new information. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, i can tell you that this investigation involves self different agencies. i'm going to step out of the way and show you where everyone is gathered right now. we have postal inspectors. the atf bomb squad and philly police all trying to figure out exactly what happened in the first floor apartment of a row home on pine. at this point time, that apartment is being called a crime scene.
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here's what we know. a 62-year-old man was injured around 4 cloer:00 this morning package exploded. according to police the package arrived sometime yesterday evening. not sure how it was delivered. that is part of the investigation, as well. it's not clear at this time where the package came from or what the contents of the package were. we do know that 62-year-old man who was injured has had medical inhalers mailed to him before. investigators considering two things at this point in time -- take a listen. >> in other words, we don't know when this was a bomb mailed to the house in order to explode and do injuries, or when this was just some sort of freak accident where something like an inhaler exploded. >> reporter: police as well said there are no known threats that were made against the 62-year-old man who was injured and recovering at jefferson hospital right now. i can also tell you that ten residents were evacuated from
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the area as police went through some other mail contents to make sure the items were clearment n-- clear. now people can begin to return to their homes. reporting live in center city now, pamela osborne, nbc10 news. 6:04. 40 degrees. we're following this breaking news from philadelphia's frankford section. check out the scene early this morning as fire broke out in a garage on mulberry street. it quickly spread. firefighters did evacuate nearby homes as a precaution. took firefighters about an hour to get it under control. we talked to one neighbor who saw the fire and feared the worst. >> it was a scary thing because i know she lives over there with her family. and she has children in the house. i was hoping and praying to god that everybody got out safe. >> no one was hurt. the cause remains under investigation. new this morning, police are looking for the man who n an attempted home invasion in the mayfair neighborhood. investigators say the man knocked on a woman's front door
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on wellington around 10:30 last night claiming he was a pizza delivery man. they say he forced his way in, pistol whipped a woman. she fought him off. he ran off empty-handed. the victim refused medical treatment. in burks county, a forest fire continues to -- in berks county, a forest fire continues to burn on mt. penn. it broke out around 6:00 last night at reading high school. the fast-moving fire is being fueled by the high winds as well as the dry conditions. it's burned more than 50 acres of woods. so far, no evacuations, no injuries. officials are still looking into what caused the fire. in the lehigh valley, bethlehem's sands casino resort is now being fined more than $20,000 for mixing cards from different decks. the "morning call" reports the gaming control board penalized the casino after its dealers mixed red and blue decks together on two separate occasions. the casino noticed the mistakes and reported the incidents which happened in june of 2015 and again in february of this year. officials say hundreds of hands
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were dealt before the mistakes were noticed. no one was fired. 6:05. 40 degrees in the delaware valley. to the transition to president-elect trump. he released a 2.5-minute video that was created and distributed by his transition team. this was not an event open to the media. >> our transition team meeting is working smoothly, efficiently, and effectively, truly great and talented men and women, patriots, indeed, being brought in. many will soon be a part of our government, helping us to make america great again. >> in the video the president-elect reiterates some of his promises for the first 100 days of his administration that includes negotiating new trade deals and removing regulations on businesses. however, the steers clear of soe of the most controversial promises including building the wall along the mexican border and repealing obamacare. you can help some needy families this morning with a big turkey drop in center city.
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the annual wmgk john i ddibella just started the biggest one-day turkey drop in philadelphia. you can drop off a turkey at the kimmel center or at several giant stores in the area until 9:00 a.m. last year 9,000 turkeys were donated. they'll be distributed to families and shelters. police giving back with operation thanksgiving in its 47th year. officers will stuff baskets of food bought with donations from the officers and will give them to residents in the officers' districts. seven minutes after 6:00. about 45 minutes away from sunshine. we may not see a lot to begin with. still clouds overhead. this is a live view from easton. the clouds have state department with us through the night. nothing falling from the clouds,
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but temperatures have been falling even lower this morning. cold enough without the wind blowing. 38 in the valley. in the suburbs, 39 in delaware and south jersey, 38. for the turkey drop, at 40 degrees in center city. a cold start and windy. the winds won't be as strong as yesterday. we still could see gusts of 25 to 30 miles per hour early this afternoon. winds will be steady at 17 miles per hour at that hour. it will push the clouds out of here. it's giving us a cold start this morning. just below freezing as the windchill in wilmington. 33 in philadelphia. 34 in northeast philly. 28 is what it feels like in pottstown. 32 in trenton. there's plenty of cold to go around with the wind. the wind is producing snow showers to the north. they'll stay out of the picture for us. clouds that are here, not going to last all day. we'll see more and more sunshine. today's forecast, chilly but becoming sunny. 39 degrees in philadelphia at
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9:00. by 1:00 in the afternoon, 46. the temperatures start to fall quickly with clear skies. 44 at 5:00. 30s early this evening. suburbs, 37 degrees this morning. into the 40s with lots of sunshine afternoon. clouds blowing out of the lehigh value from the 30s to the -- valley from the 30s to the 40s, and then getting chilly. cloudy, 38, partly sunny at 9:00. the wind will be peaking around 1:00 in the afternoon. then it will really start to die down late this evening. you'll notice the difference today. new jersey, sunshine, bright, 44 at 1:00 in the afternoon. you'll see a similar warmup for the jersey shore. up to 45 degrees today. there are some warmer days ahead. but not necessarily dry. a look at the thanksgiving forecast and the holiday weekend when i come back in ten minutes. >> we'll see you then. nine minutes past 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday.
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let's find out what's happening on route 309. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching 309. >> everything's clear the in the last couple of minutes. our cameras around norristown road showing that. no problems anymore on 309. headed northbound or southbound this morning. no delays from the accident earlier. now is's back to normal. approaching 295, there's a disabled vehicle around the area. no big problems or delays we're already starting to see some of those morningtime delays for all traffic moving into philadelphia. if you have to get to philadelphia or are moving around center city, watch for police activity on route 18th and pine street due to a package that has exploded around the area for them directing traffic around the scene now. out in septa, west trenton, the line actually dealing with ten-minute delays due to signal problems throughout. but the new jersey transit, paco, and amtrak trains running on time with no reported major
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delays. back to you. ten after 6:00. we continue to follow breaking news out of center city. we have a live picture from 18th and pine where a package exploded inside an apartment a short time ago. one person is hurt. police say this is still a crime scene now, investigators are trying to determine if the blast was intentional or if it was an accident. you can count on nbc10 and the nbc10 app for updates as we get new information. matt? guess what time it is. about time for the holiday shopping and shipping to begin. there's something important to keep in mind to ensure those gifts don't disappear. that's next. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road.
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healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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6:14. we continue to follow the breaking news out of center city. 18th and pine. a package exploded when a man was opening it early this
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morning. police are calling this a crime scene, but they're trying to figure out if this was intentional or just an accident. they're looking into whether this may have been caused by a medical device inside the package. the man was injured and is in stable condition. you can count on nbc10 and the nbc10 app for updates as we get new information on this. it's a holiday season that's upon us. take extra cake to take care of your porches -- extra care to take care of your paengs. >> porch pirates steal packages left on your doorstep. and there are high opportunities for crime this year. we have advice on how to keep your gifts safe. matt? >> right. we don't like porch pirates. more than half of americans are expected to do some kind of holiday shopping this coming weekend. altogether this season, more than $117 billion are expected to be spent on line. they often show up on the
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doorstep. every year we show videos, you're looking at them, home surveillance cameras catching thieves grabbing packages after they've been dropped by a delivery company. one survey found last year 23 million people reported packages being storm e stolen from their homes in -- being stolen in the past. it comes down most often to a crime of opportunity. >> also want to make sure if you go away you have a plan. don't forget about those packages if you're traveling for the holidays. make sure you work it around that. two to three days of packages being left out, not only could be a package theft but may open you up to a possible burglary. >> good tip there. and here's an option. if you buy with amazon, you can use the amazon lock for your package, or it can be sent to a box placed in stores or gas stations near you. you send the package there, you just enter a code, and the door opens. you grab the gift and head out. now u.p.s. offers a similar service called access point. keep that in mind. if your delivery, if that's
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still your preference as to have it sent to your door, u.p.s. and fedex offer more suggestions than this, but the big ones -- provide delivery instructions to the shipper. you can also change the delivery en route. and you can hold the package at a u.p.s. or fedex location. the postal service gave us similar suggestions. one you can consider an alternate shipping address like a neighbor or a friend. you can require a signature upon delivery. or you can hold your mail at a local post office. bear in mind that some of these services that i mentioned might cost you a little bit more money. so beforehand, check it out. see what's worth it to you. again, you heard this is mostly about criminals seizing an opportunity. don't give them one. you can have a happy holiday season. guys? >> all right. thanks for that. 6:17. let's get you to work. check the blue route for starters. >> if you're using the blue route, come to your tv. it will be worth your while. jessica? >> reporter: we're watching the blue route. no big problems or delays. maybe you can hear me from the kitchen say that. around germantown pike, here, no
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problems. north and southbound, traffic moving along. checking on the drive times, they look great. checking in with mass transit, we are seeing septa delays. the broad street line, northbound dealing with ten-minute delays due to equipment problems in the west trenton inbound service having ten-minute delays due to earlier signal problems, as well. in gloucester city, over into new jersey, there's a disabled vehicle reported on the 42 freeway headed northbound just before 295. so that's traffic that's moving toward the philadelphia area or maybe if you have to get to 295 and move troward trenton, delay are moving by the disabled vehicle there. not a big, major thing for now. and center city, still watching for police activity and closures around 18th and pine streets due to an explosive package found in one of the buildings. there's an accident in upper gwynedd on hancock and east prospect avenue. and we'll end on the 42 freeway here. this is just before where the disabled vehicle would be. and right around creek road. the northbound side here, no major problems or delays moving northbound toward philadelphia. >> thank you.
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6:18. it's windy today. not as windy as yesterday. it's definitely cooler. >> it is cold. another day for layers, bill henley. >> you'll have to bundle up. sunshine on hold on this start with. not up yet, but once it comes up you'll have a better view of the clouds that are with us. a cloudy start, winds in the 20s and 30s. a cold wait at the bus stop. quakertown, 33. it will feel like 20s with the wind blowing. wilmington, atlantic city, you'll feel the wind, as well. we will see the clouds clearing out. the wind will push the clouds out. we haven't seen any precipitation or snow showers, way to the north. extreme northeastern pennsylvania. we should stay dry today, tonight, and tomorrow. late tomorrow and into thanksgiving day, this is the storm system that's going to giver us a possibility of -- give us a possibility of show s showers. the possibility coming as temperatures climb. expecting rain showers early thursday and during the day,
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too. 40s today. look at the warming trend. even warmer on friday. friday will see a warmup. but there's a chance we'll get late-day showers on friday, as well. you see the ten-day trend. breezy, 47 degrees this afternoon. the winds die down tonight which means a colder morning tomorrow, down to 31. rebounding to 50 in the afternoon. clouds come in wednesday evening. we'll see the scattered, light showers on and off during the day thursday. not an all-day rain for thanksgiving day. but it will be raindrops. not snowflakes in the area. 52 the high after a morning low of 37. then even warmer with clouds building back into the area any and come friday night. we could see some showers. by saturday, drying out, the weekend is looking good. typical temperatures. low to mid 50s for saturday and sunday. a few more clouds around on monday. but rain, that waits until tuesday, wednesday, and thursday of next week. >> thanks. 20 minutes past 6:00. we continue to update you on breaking news we're following for you in center city.
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a live picture from 18th and pine. a package exploded early this morning. police are not certain if this is a crime or an accident. a package containing medication was delivered to a first floor apartment yesterday. a man was opening it this morning when it exploded. it could be an inhaler that exploded. a 62-year-old man is in the hospital in stable condition injured by the explosion. count on nbc10 for updates as we get information. it is time to put your holiday spending plan together. next, hear from a financial expert about what you should be doing right now to make sure you don't get in over your head this year.
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well, if you don't want to break your budget this holiday season, here's some tips for from the experts when it comes to putting together a spending plan. first, make a list and check it twice. plan exactly how much you're going to spend on each person,
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and don't forguest to budget in shipping costs. and then next, set aside money and holiday spending in an account only to be used for purchase. then have a plan ready for how you'll pay off your holiday debt. you don't want to rack up credit card interest payments. >> recommend if you really will be financing your purchases, then look for lower rate bank credit cards especially with low introductory rates so you're spending more of your money on the purchases and not the interest expense. >> and you can follow your favorite retailers on social media and get discount and coupons that way. 6:25. it is chilly outside. like yesterday, we've got wind this morning. and clouds, too. the clouds will be clearing out. we'll get sunshine. a live, breezy view of 30th street station. the neighborhood forecast ahead. jessica is watching the roads from the first alert traffic center.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. still watching 76th, around market street. also gloucester city, new jersey. all that traffic that you see right there, that's moving toward philadelphia. no major problems or delays yet. we'll check in with 95 and see how it is this morning. and we continue to follow breaking news from center city this morning. a package exploded inside the home. a 52-year-old man. he was taken to jefferson. this is at 18th and pine. a live view. philadelphia police, post office police, the fire department and bomb squads on the scene investigating. you can count on nbc10 and the nbc10 app for updates as we get new information. at 6:26. people are packing up and heading home. we'll break down your holiday travel forecast. when you're taking the train, flying the friendly skies, or hitting the roads. today, more about a year-long investigation into potentially expensive emails in the pennsylvania attorney general's office. we'll tell you what's expected to happen this morning. it could shine a light on the
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center city explosion. police on the scene at 18th and pine. this happened after a package exploded after being delivered yesterday and the man opened it this morning. pennsylvania's attorney general will announce the results of a year-long report about state workers sending pornographic and offensive emails. planes, trains, and automobiles. the pre-thanksgiving rush is officially on. and today is one of the busiest days as people hit the roads, rails, and airports ahead of the holiday. 6:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. a busy travel day. people wondering about the weather. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and the weather forecast. bill? >> we're 24 minutes away from
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sunrise. you'll have to wait a while longer to see bright sunshine. look at the clouds blowing through this morning. the wind is back although it won't be as strong as yesterday. making it feel in the 20s and 30s this morning. 20s for pottstown, dover, wilmington, just below freezing as the windchill feels like 30 degrees in millville. actual temperatures hovering around the 40-degree mark. cooler in the lehigh valley. clouds over easton this morning. the sun will break through. though it will be chilly at 9:00, warming to the middle 40s at noontime today. we'll see sunshine this afternoon. 40s this afternoon. that's still cool for this time of year. normally we'd warm to 54 in philadelphia. we will get sunshine and less winds later today. i'll break the forecasts down hour by hour so you bow when the clouds will be moving -- so you know when the clouds will be moving out and temperatures will be moving up. that's when i'm back in less than ten minutes. now back to our breaking news. an explosion in center city this morning. >> nbc10's pamela osborne is
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live on scene. bring us up to speed. >> reporter: well, this area is going to be shut down for a little while at the very least. that's just to start out right now. i can tell you that police are interviewing the roommate of the man who was injured. he was also a witness to the explosion. it happened inside of the kitchen of the first-floor apartment. their row home on pine. investigators from several agencies are inside now trying to figure out exactly what happened. the package that exploded was delivered sometime yesterday evening. when the 62-year-old man went to open it around 4:00 this morning, it exploded. it's not clear at this time when the package -- where the package came from or what the contents of the package were. we know from talking to police that the 62-year-old man who was injured has had medical inhalers mailed to him in the past. investigators considering two things. they say it's possible that this package could have contained
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inhalers that exploded. police also say it's possible that this was a device that was intentionally placed to cause harm. >> they're going to look at every single piece of debris to determine exactly what exploded and whether or not this was an intentional explosion or some sort of accidental explosion. and it could be either at this time. we don't know. still an investigation in progress. >> reporter: ten residents were evacuated once police were able to go through the apartment and determine the threat was over, the residents were allowed back inside. we're told the 62-year-old is in stable condition at jefferson. he has injuries to his hands and chest. i asked police what the range of this blast was. they're still working to figure that out exactly. we do know, of course, that it was strong enough to cause those injuries to his hand, his chest, as well as the stove that the device was on at the time that
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package was roped. reporting live in center city, pamela osborne, nbc10 news. 6:33. switching gears. 40 degrees outside. today is the start of the busy thanksgiving day travel season. >> we have live coverage. we have more along the turnpike. we start with nbc10's first alert traffic with jessica boyington and the conditions where you are. >> reporter: we're watching normal traffic. nothing too major. watching 95 first to start. and we're seeing those tipcal southbound delays right around girard avenue. moving toward center city. 27 minutes now which is normal. southbound woodhaven through the vine street expressway, average speeds dropping to the 30s. no major incidents on 95 at this time. for mass transit, broad street line, northbound service dealing with about ten-minute delays due to equipment problems. west trenton inbound service, earlier dealing with ten-minute delays due to signal problems. also normal for this time. morning. we start to see right in the beginning of the morning rush, everything starts to jam up a little bit. watch for a disabled vehicle in gloucester city. over in new jersey, on the 42 freeway, that's headed
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northbound, the traffic moving toward the philadelphia area. around 295. if you're headed toward trenton to get to 295 or if you're headed toward the philadelphia area, you might pass that scene. it's -- all the delays behind it are pretty much normal. in center city, watch for the activity as we were mentioning earlier. around 18th and pine street. they had the area closed off because of the explosion that was there. so you can be detoured around the scene. not a lot of traffic moving through at this time. r via and trace? >> thanks. danadra durante is live at king prussia. tell us how it looks now. >> reporter: right now it looks great. if you're planning on heading home between the hours of 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. or you'll be traveling, the turnpike says it will be the busiest part of the travel season. this afternoon, they're saying. penn.expeenndot expecting that
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will be busy. if you're heading out, maybe you'll leave little earlier. by plane, train, and automobile, the latter is going to be most use this weekend. the pennsylvania turnpike commission says tuesday between 3:00 and 8:00 is going to be the heaviest volume of traffic for today. sunday will be the busiest travel day on roads, reclaims, and in the air. with that in mind, you're being asked to play it safe. don't text and drive. rest assured, state police will be watching. the turnpike says extra pennsylvania state police cars will be stationed along the road that stretches from new jersey to the ohio state line. and extra roadside assistance will be in place, as well. state police say they're going to be enforcing speed limits, and state law that prohibits texting and driving. penndot says it expects maker traffic to build wednesday -- major traffic to build wednesday from noon to 8:00. by air, travel verse already taken off. airports -- travelers have already taken off. airports nationwide will see more traffic than in the last
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several years. amtrak is increasing services to accommodate the heavy travel season. if you are trying to figure out how am i going to pay attention to traffic and road hazards and accidents, the turnpike recommends you download its trip talk app. you can leave it on the seat next to you, on the floor, even in the charger, and it will talk to you and tell you about upcoming travel events like accidents or construction. speaking of construction, the turnpike says that it will have all construction off to the side. that all lanes should be open during the thanksgiving travel season. of course, sunday is going to be a very busy day all day long, as well. reporting live in king of prussia, nbc10 news. >> thank you. before you head out for your holiday getaway, dloeownload th nbc10 mobile app. it can give but conditions and traffic news and everything before you need to know that will help you as move around a little bit more easily.
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this morning, we're following breaking news in the frankford section. >> police around the scene of a house and garage fire. it started at mulberry around 1:00 this morning. firefighters evacuated homes as a precaution. took firefighters an hour to get things under control. no one was hurt. this morning, a church youth group leader is out on bail after he was charged with sex crimes against two teenage girls. michael walisimbi is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old and trying to assault a 15-year-old in the oxford valley chapel in levittown. the 22-year-old even whispered to one victim in her ear during an alleged assault that someday she would call him a pedophile. middletown township police are asking any other possible victims to come forward. this morning, a teenage girl is in the hospital after a stray bullet came through the wall of her great grandmother's kitchen. the 14-year-old was an innocent victim of violence in philadelphia's nicetown neighborhood. police say at least ten shots
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were fired. the victim is expected to be okay. police are checking surveillance video for clues. 21 minutes before 7:00. clouds out, and the wind is back for another day. it's not going to be as strong as it was on sunday or yesterday. we'll see the wind push the clouds out of here. and that cold breeze will ease this afternoon with clearing skies. sunshine will warm into the 40s this afternoon. we'll see a lot of sunshine today. also a few warmer than yesterday as the wind degreies down. by tomorrow, much of the area will be in the 20s. right now, 40 degrees in philadelphia. clouds over center city. the clouds, though, will be thinning first thing. sunshine, 44 at lunchtime. into the upper 40s this afternoon. present during the day, the wind. that's an 18 mile-per-hour wind at noontime today. you'll feel the winds in the suburbs, too. so like philadelphia, it will push the clouds out to 17
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mile-per-hour breeze at noontime. it dies down at 4:00 this afternoon. that's the beginning of the cooler temperatures that will start coming in during the evening hours with less wind. the temperatures will really plummet. right now, 38 degrees and holding. the clouds have actually helped us stay a bit warmer this morning. without the clouds, these numbers would be even lower now. 37 degrees at 10:00. slow warming begins and heads into the 40s by lunchtime. 44 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. you'll feel the wind blowing this morning, especially in new jersey. it will likely peak around noontime, then die down this afternoon. clearing skies for new jersey and at the shore, you'll see lots of sunshine. right now, 32, up to 39 at 8:00. then 46 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. winds strong at the shore. but still lighter than yesterday. 20 miles per hour winds. yesterday we saw gusts of 40 miles per hour in the afternoon. delaware, clouds to start with this morning. 39 degrees. look at how the clouds thin out.
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with sunshine, it will be 40s this afternoon. and turning warmer before we get to thanksgiving day. you know, thanksgiving day is going to be warmer, too. but you might need your umbrella. look at the ten day on ten when i come back in ten minutes. >> thank you. 6:41. i have a sneak feeling that people will be heading out today -- >> taking the day off to get on the road? >> yeah. >> we'll look at the roads starting with the vine street expressway. jess? >> reporter: no one freak out yet. everything is pretty much normal moving through center city. watching that on the vine street expressway around 8th street. westbound delay, moving toward the schuylkill expressway. maybe at 30th street station. the eastbound side, typically what it looks like now. an accident in upper gwynedd, one of the main accidents of the morning. hancock and prospect. 95 through delaware looks great, as well. not seeing any big increase in drive times. 11 minutes northbound from 295 to 495.
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speeds into the 60s. we'll stop on the bridges. we have construction on the walt whitman bridge headed eastbound. that's traffic moving toward new jersey where the right lane is closed. the rest of the bridges are closed over the bend. and no problems over the palmeira. >> thanks. a viewer tells us she had to cancel a family vacation. she had trouble getting reimbursed for the air tickets. >> next at 6:00, we'll show how the nbc10 team responds and helped end months of frustration and came through with a fix.
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following breaking news. investigators on the scene of a package explosion.
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this that happened on 18th and pine in center city. they're still trying to determine if this accident was an -- this was an accident or a crime. clearly a 63-year-old man was injured when it exploded in his apartment. as we get information, we'll pass it on air and on the nbc10 app. meanwhile on "nbc10 responds," a family had to cancel a vacation on doctor's orders. >> getting a refund for the hotel was the easy part. when they couldn't get reimbu e reimbursed for their airline ticket, they contacted the nbc10 response time. >> i love you. >> reporter: rye diana and her husband were set to take their son to disney world. the family booked for march to travel in october. >> we got everything like that. >> reporter: in july, reimer found out she was expecting their second child. >> it was still the planning to
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o with the trip because it would be early on. >> reporter: then threats of the zika virus started to circle around florida. reimer's doctor didn't mince words. >> he told us, you're canceling your trip. like really no questions asked. >> reporter: reimer called disney to cancel. the company reimbursed her for the hotel within a week. getting money back for the airline tickets wasn't that easy. the reimers bought the american airlines tickets through a package on the disney website. they say the airline told them it needed a doctor's note to process the refund. the refund never came. >> we couldn't get a response. it was constantly being put on hold. >> reporter: reimer spent months trying to get a refund and submitted claims with the doctor's note three times. >> our next call was to nbc10 responds. >> reporter: american airlines told us that disney charged the customer not the airline. since it was part of a package. disney said it apologized for any delay, and the reimers would receive a full refund.
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>> we had been calling since july and were getting nowhere. you guys two days later were getting a call back, and everything was taken care of. >> reporter: a full refund for the ticket, $876.60. >> time for a hug. >> reporter: all right. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> reporter: all right. harry harriston, nbc10 responds. >> happy ending. here's what you need to know -- when you buy your air fare through a third party and later need a refund, it's up to that company that you purchased the air fare from to reimburse you. if you didn't pay the airline, it's not their responsibility for your refund. >> yeah. if you have a consumer problem for nbc10 responds or teleon monday -- or telemundo, reach us using the information on the screen. we will respond to you. 6:48. let's talk about the weather. the chilly weather forecast we've been talking about. some people probably leaving early today for their thanksgiving holiday. >> yeah. need to bundle up this morning. the wind is still blowing. it's not going to be as strong as yesterday. it was really gusty yesterday. but it's just enough to make it
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feel even colder this morning. look at the snow on the ground. camel back mountain, taking a break from snow making. there could be a scattered snow storm in the mountains, but the rest of the area is dry. we're seeing clouds through wilmington, the live view from the stadium. and those clouds extend also to the jersey shore. cave may, new jersey. cloudy skies. that's to start with. the wind is blowing, and that's going to push the clouds out this morning. we'll see a lot of sunshine this afternoon. right now, the wind, nine miles per hour in philadelphia. a little bit stronger in coatsville and wilmington. but much lower than yesterday. however, when it's this cold outside, you don't need much wind to make it feel like it's below freezing. that's what we're seeing for pottstown, reading, allentown, wilmington, 31 degrees. 30 in millville. just above freezing for northeast philadelphia at 34 degrees. and we will stay above freezing. the actual temperatures. so any snow showers,em with, they're staying to the north. even if we've got clouds, even if we didn't see a sfloir -- di flurry or two, they won't stick
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to anything. dry today, tonight, tomorrow. thursday, thanksgiving day, this is going to be impacting our area. look at the snow and rain. a storm system is going to weaken as it gets to our area. you see a mix of some snow and some rain. this is warm air that's pushing into colder air, where the two meet is where you get the mixed precipitation. the warm air will rule. even if they're getting in waterloo and iowa this morning, a little mixed precipitation, it will change over to rain. a similar situation in our area early on thursday. now, wednesday afternoon, totally clear, look at the temperatures. much warmer than today, into the low 50s in the afternoon. as we go into the evening hours on wednesday, the clouds will be increasing, and by late in the evening, we'll be watching for some scattered showers. most of those will move to the north. allentown could see light rainfall early thursday morning. and then most of the day on thursday, it's going to be dry. to start with, 5:00 in the morning, temperature 38 above freezing for the entire area. any precipitation shouldn't be causing any problems from slipping and sliding.
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then a most leave dry morning. mostly until -- mostly dry morning, mostly until lunchtime on thanksgiving day. that's when we mean see ra raindrops falling. the thanksgiving day forecast not going to see much if any sunshine. maybe late day clouds. we'll see rain showers. temperatures in the 40s and 50s, climbing in spite of the rain on thursday. we'll go warmer on friday. still chilly today, 47 degrees. breezy, the winds dying down tonight. sunshine tomorrow, then the showers come through on thanksgiving day. on and off light showers, and a chance of light-day rain on friday. won't hurt shoppers first thing on friday morning. then it's out of here for the weekend. and temperatures look normal. 50s, low to mid 50s for saturday and sunday. the clouds will be increasing on monday. it's tuesday, wednesday, thursday that you'll probably need the umbrella once again. >> got it. thanks. nine before 7:00. let's get you to work or at least out the door if you're planning to leave early for your holiday. >> let's see how the schuylkill
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is running. how's it looking? >> reporter: pretty normal. delays into center city. watching the schuylkill into gerard avenue. this is the eastbound side here. and more volume heading in that direction right now. 25 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine expressway. speeds averaging into the 30s. that's normal for this time, as well. there's an accident that popped up on bridge streets and coop street moving toward center -- coop street moving toward center city. police activity at 18th, 19th, and pine over an explosive package found in one of the buildings. word that -- i spoke to pamela osborne, live on the scene all morning, that they will probably have at least a portion of the area closed for quite some time with the investigation of the scene. i'll have more on this over in center city and we'll have one last check of traffic and the roads when i come back after the break.
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four minutes before 7:00. we're following breaking news this morning. investigators on the scene of a package explosion at 18th and pine streets in center city. they're still trying to determine if this was an accident or a crime. a 6 it-year-old man was auto -- a 62-year-old man was injured when a package exploded at his apartment at 4:00 this morning. he was taken to jefferson. there's no longer a threat according to police. it is still, however, a crime scene. as we get information, we'll pass it on to you on air and on the nbc10 app. the pennsylvania attorney general will release a report today on the e-mail scandal involving state officials. she asked a private law firm to investigate employees swapping sexually explicit and offensive office emails. that report is now done.
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we will update you on the nbc10 app when the report is released later this morning. it's turkey time in center city. this is video just in of the wmgk john dibella turkey drop. the donations of turkeys and money are being taken outside the kimmel center and at certain giant food stores. it runs from 9:00 this morning. thousands of turkeys needed to help the less fortunate. and a live look at philly international where officials expect today to be the second busiest overall travel day of the year. sunday will be the busiest for arrivals and departures. from the skiles to the rails, a live look at 30 street station, expected to be the busiest travel times of year. and amtrak has tickets available for people who want to avoid the roads. they're offering their version of black friday called track friday. a chance to get deals on future rail travel. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a last
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check on the roads. the roads look normal now. seeing delays now on the schuylkill expressway right around city avenue. just stop and go headed westbound. same goes for eastbound into center city. again, no major incidents to report. pretty typical to have these delays right now in and out of center city. also watching an accident in lymerick on south township line road. on the ramp to 422 headed eastbound. you may see some delays there. still watching that police activity in center city. taking out some of the area of 18th and 19th and pine streets. that will be closed for a little bit. the rest of the -- into the rest of the morning. for now, you'll be good getting by. right now looking at cloudy skies and look at the wind blowing. that is a cold breeze this morning. this one image pretty much tells a story this morning. you'll see thinning of the clouds in the distance. we will see the clouds clear out. though the wind will be with us during the day today and peaking early this afternoon. not going to be as strong as
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yesterday. we had wind gusts that topped 40 miles per hour yesterday. this morning, the winds coming out of the west/northwest at 14 miles per hour, in philadelphia. already a lighter wind in lehigh. 12 mile-per-hour breeze in trenton. enough to make it feel like it's in the 20s and 30s to start with. windchill readings very close to where we were yesterday morning. you'll need to bundle up. with breaks of sunshine, a nice warmup this afternoon. 49 into filphiladelphia. upper 40s for the lehigh valley. 44 degrees and 46 in new jersey. even at the shore, the clouds will be clearing out. and 47 degrees. the suburbs, 44 degrees this afternoon. and a warming trend awaits. going to be here heading toward thanksgiving day. that's good because we have wet weather for thanksgiving, the thanksgiving forecast we'll likely see scattered showers. nothing heavy here. and just raindrops falling out of the clouds. nothing else which you might typically see this time of year. always get my forecast, if you're on the go, 101.1 f.m.
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