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danger. the family had just realized the pet was missing and never had an opportunity to go and get her and bring her home. the wegmans love animals. they have cat, dog, chickens and ducks. and today they're talking about the cat that's no longer with them. >> she was our pet. she had a collar, you could tell she was taken care of. she was our pet. >> reporter: violet was her name. tiffany's 6-year-old daughter had taken violet as her favorite pet. she would wander the neighborhood. on tuesday she was out and a resident feared she was lost and sent her to the animal rescue league. that was at 7:00 that night. by 11:00, violet was euthanized. >> the staff member felt she was a safety risk. she tried to call her manager. and the manager, i believe, was, you know, didn't answer the phone for whatever reason and she made the unilateral decision to euthanize the cat. >> reporter: that decision is
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not one the interim director stands by. the worker has been fired. he says she made a bad call. >> clearly she didn't follow our policies, but good old commonsense would tell you if a cat is wearing a caul callinoll. we've had boardline death threats. >> reporter: he's going to work with staff to make sure it hasn't happened again. he made a facebook page for all who want to see the good work, to come in. wegman is demanding change. >> you have the opportunity to change this. you have the opportunity to make clearly, thousands of people happy. make the right choice. >> reporter: the shelter will work to do just that. he says nothing is going to bring the cat back. he has offered the family a
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replacement animal. that is something wegman says she and her family are just not ready to accept right now. the shelter is urging all that are out there that are moved by the story to get involved and help out your local shelters to insure nothing like this happens there. reporting live in berks county, nbc 10 news. to our first alert weather, a fall-like feel this morning in university city. university of pennsylvania students bundled up as they made their way around campus today. let's take a live look at what's happening in cape may. we see some raindrops on the lens there. not day to be at the beach, that's for sure. >> nbc 10 first alert meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz joining us here. we have a few showers to talk about? >> especially at the beaches. do you think the cape may picture looks nasty, this is avalon. you've got fog, you've got some raindrops. nasty, nasty day. and a chill and a wind.
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on the other hand, inland, it's just cloudy for the most part. that's wilmington. we've seen the clouds all day. take a look at this. rain moving in from the ocean. that's why cape may is seeing those drops and ocean city. now, we're also seeing other areas of rain. this disturbance moving right up the coast as we go through the night tonight. in the meantime, the temperature hasn't gone up much today, 65 in philadelphia, but it's only 61 in reading and potts town. 53 in mount pocono. wow. it was only 63 for the high yesterday. about 66 today. we're going to jump into the 70s tomorrow and there we got one day 82 before we plunge again down to the 60s on monday. as we go through the night tonight, cloudy skies and some of that rain from the shore starts moving up. don't leave the windows open tonight. best chance, really, of getting
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any rain over the weekend. and the pa suburbs lehigh valley possibly getting some and especially at the jersey shore. the temperature is not going anywhere. more about any potential timing of rain for the weekend coming up. all right, to the eagles now. they are flying high after their fourth straight win. >> the birds beat the panthers on short rest and in primetime. now the city is buzzing. nbc's marshall harris joins us live. it's friday. the eagles have the second best record in football and fans cannot get enough of it. >> that's right, the eagles now 5-1 on the year. they have 11 days off before they play three straight games here in south philly. the birds took on cam newton and the panthers in charlotte last night. a big night from the offense and defense under the primetime lights. the eagles winning 28-23. we talked to eagles' fans around the city today. some are saying, hey, let's pump
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the brakes. it's been six games. others can't help but dream big. >> i think they playing outstanding. they're doing a great job on the ball and we're looking for a super bowl this year. >> i mean, you got philly happiness going on right now. there's no downside to winning. you know, loving it, loving the team. i think they look good on the field. >> we're a little ahead of ourselves. 5-1 sounds good but we've still got ten more games to go. >> i don't think they're getting ahead of themselves yet. i think they got a lot of optimism, but i think it's good reas reason. the team looks good in many facets. >> i'm going to ride my wag an down to minnesota this year. >> minnesota is the home of this year's super bowl. we actually checked with local travel agents in our area today. talking about getting your hopes up. two people have called and asked about travel packages to indianapolis. erin? >> okay. all right. nbc 10 is the official station of the philadelphia eagles. don't miss eagles game day final
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sunday morning 9:30 a.m. we have exclusive interviews with doug peterson and malcolm jen jenkins. this afternoon president trump is slamming iran over its nuclear deal threatening to scrap it. every three months the president has to certify that iran is holding up its end of the deal. the president said the u.s. cannot and will not recertify this time. he says lawmakers will work closely over the deal. the president also issuing sanctions on iran's revolutionary guard, saying it spor support terrorism. >> our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the iranian dictatorship. its sponsorship of terrorism and
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its continuing aggression in the middle east and all around the world. >> iran's president says the country will continue to stick to the deal, but is now warning iran can change its mind. right now, president trump is inviting democrats to call him to fix the u.s. healthcare system. he tweeted out overnight the democrats' obamacare is imploding. massive subsidy payments to their insurance company has stopped. dems should call me to fix. the white house announced last night the government will stop giving billions to health insurance companies. that lowered the out of pocket costs for customers. democrats have lashed out against the decision, calling it a spiteful act. today, energy secretary rick perry was in town. perry was in the penn's landing neighborhood right by the city's refineries and gas pipeline projects.
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he said the city is an important region across the entire energy industry. its location is a key part of that. take a look at this from sky force 10. a tractor trailer overturned and it blocked the ramp to the walt whitman bridge just after 11:00 this morning in south philadelphia. do you see that 18 wheeler flipped on its side, almost brocki blocking the entire ramp. it reopened about an hour ago. crews are getting ready to shut down the northeast extension to the pennsylvania turnpike for construction for the whole weekend. the closure will add over an hour to your detours that you have to work around. the northeast extension will close in lehigh county at 9:00 tonight, that's less than five hours away. workers have to shut down the roads so they can replace a bridge. it will remain closed through monday morning. nbc 10's steven fishing is
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joining us live. walk us through what's going to happen over the next few days there. >> reporter: it's going to be a closure, but this is also a popular weekend we're told. a lot of people saying they're going up that direction. pocono area for the fall foliage to do pumpkin and apple picking. the height of traffic could come on sunday as everyone is trying to make their way home. for a few more hours the northeast extension will get you where you need to go. signs are up letting drivers know come 9:00 tonight the turnpike will be shun dotdown f the weekend. are you avoiding the turnpike this weekend? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: he was on his way home from the poconos and says this is a popular time of year when many visit the mountains. >> yeah, it's changing of the leaves and stuff. a lot of people want to come up here. >> reporter: he wanted to stay the weekend but he decided to
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get out before the closure starts. >> i came up early, i'm heading back there before everything shuts down. >> reporter: not everyone is lucky enough to avoid the shutdown and impending traffic. >> i'm headed to massachusetts to see friends of mine. >> reporter: jennifer plans on using the northeast extension to get home sunday right when the traffic could be the worst. she saw the suggested detours but she has some of her own. >> i used to go to school that way so i know some different routes. >> reporter: jennifer wasn't ready to give up some of her information about her detours. but if you are going up to the pocono area, you'll want to try to stay an extra day if you can. it would be better if you can come home on monday rather than fight through the traffic. steven fixer, nbc 10 news. our coverage of the turnpike closure continues online. tap the nbc 10 app for more on
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what you need to know to get around the closure. this afternoon, investigators in las vegas are still at a loss and can't explain what drove a man to shoot and kill 58 people. right now, they are defending their investigation. the las vegas sheriff is defending the timeline of events of the shooting, which the mandalay bay hotel is disputing. the timeline released this week is different than last week's. police say an autopsy of stephen paddock's brain shows no unusual signs and 45 people are still in the hospital. another actress is accusing harvey weinstein of rape rose mcgowan tweeted that a person with the initials hw raped her. mcgowan confirmed she was talking about weinstein. she is a growing list of accusers against the executive. it caps off a week of constant new allegations against him
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since "the new york times" reported the alleged assaults which go back decades. tonight local parents are holding their own meeting to talk about an ongoing mold problem that's plaguing their school district. holy glen elementary is closed because of the mold and there's no timetable for it to reopen. a voluntary committee is trying to keep parents informed. all six schools at the monroe township district has been closed. at the jersey shore an entire school district is closed because of an issue with construction. the superintendent at pinelands regional school district in ocean county says the problem is not related to air quality or asbestos. details were not given but say it's at the high school. right now target is looking to add 1,000 more workers in our area for the holidays. the retail giant is holding a job fair at all of its stores starting today through sunday.
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the bull's-eye hiring 3,000 workers across pennsylvania. it's all part of target's push to hire 100,000 people for this year's holiday season. the wharton school at the university of pennsylvania is joining the push to bring amazon's second headquarters to the city of philadelphia. today several groups of students presented their pitches to city leaders including mayor kinney. the winners of the writing and case competition will have their proposals reviewed biy the city appointed team that will deliver the final proposal to amazon. we spoke with one of the co-winners about what prompted their proposal. >> the outside benefits of the talent pool and city life. but at the end of the day, the dollars and cents i think will drive their decision. we spent a lot of time thinking about that. >> the deadline for cities to submit proposals to amazon is coming up next thursday. today a new space for local college students in needs of things like school supplies and food, west chester university
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held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its resource pantry. the new space has food, business clothes and supplies for low income students. officials say they needed to find a permanent and bigger home for the student pantry because the demand was so strong. students in camden have 3,000 more reasons to get excited about reading thanks to subaru. the automaker donated 3,000 science books to camden schools. they presented the books to the district superintendent this morning at the hb wilson family school. the books will go to 14 schools across the city. this afternoon, turning an abandoned stretch of railroad tracks in philadelphia into miles of green space. volunteers came out to work on the reading railroad tracks in north philadelphia. they planted more than a thousand trees, plants, and shrubs today. it's part of the city's plan to revitalize the tracks into a three mile green stretch called the rail park.
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in delaware county the students in chester are doing their part to help hurricane victims in houston and miami. they donated supply and wrote letters to their counterparts. school officials said it meant a lot to them. >> one of the lessons that they learned is when we come together as a group, as a community, that we are able to impact the lives of others. >> the supplies and letters will be split up and delivered to schools in both miami and houston. great of them to think about it. here at home our first alert team looking at the weather. >> first alert meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast. >> they're coming back but they're coming back for just a brief time. and then it's back to these kind of numbers for early next week. plus, a little bit of wind. 65 with cloudy skies in
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philadelphia. we're pretty close to that across the rest of the area. you can see all the clouds across the region. and in philadelphia as we go through the night, cloudy skies. the temperature is not going to be changing very much through the evening hours. not a whole lot of wind either. further to the south we have better chances of rain. one of the places further south is delaware. let's check these temperatures. barely above 60. talliville, limestone road, 62. 64 at middletown. reedy point. mid 60s, 65 looks like just about everywhere on this map. i didn't cheat that's what the computers say. rehobeth beach, bethany beach, you know, you get the idea. everybody's 65 degrees in southern delaware. there's rain right along the jersey shore and some of the delaware beaches. it's light. coming in off the ocean. you can see the direction some
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of those clouds are moving. and so this little disturbance will be moving up during the night. that's when our best chance of rain is over the weekend. and we do have a chance of a shower for the temple game tomorrow, but it's probably less than 30% that there will be any rain. the temperatures, right around average, a little bit above average for this time of the year. not a whole lot of wind either. decent football weather. we've got that east wind, the showers to the south. they're going to be moving up through the area as we go through the evening. so, again, the best chance of rain all weekend is coming tonight. the east wind continues on saturday, yes, still there. but we may get some sunshine here. we get some breaks in the clouds in the afternoon. that allows the temperature to go up above 70. and then on sunday, the wind starts turning in out of the southwest. got some fog early, but the
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clouds disappear and if we get the sunshine sunday afternoon, we're getting into the 80s in most parts of the area. not at the shore, because the ocean is so much cooler. and then we've got a cold front coming down sunday night and into monday. this particular model does not really bring us any rain, but others do with the front. it's generally sunday night. then the northwest winds come in, brings a colder air in for monday and tuesday. then we warm right back up again next week. during the day tomorrow, a lot of clouds, some peeks of sunshine during the afternoon. langhorn gets up to 74. reading to 75. and that's well above average. that average high is 68 for this time of the year. and, of course, the last couple of days have been well down in the 60s. should feel decent by tomorrow afternoon. 69 in longport with the wind
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coming in off the ocean. and through the weekend, a lot warmer than it's been the last couple of days. we have the chance of some showers, especially in new jersey and delaware during the day tomorrow. the best chance is tonight. then on sunday during the day, i expect it to stay dry. some fog in the morning. sunshine in the afternoon. temperatures getting into the low 80s. then watch what happens after that. we go from 82 to 63. possible early morning showers with that cold front on monday. and another chilly day on tuesday. look at the morning lows, in the 40s. then it will start to warm up again. look at this dry stretch we're getting here. from monday during the day all the way through next weekend it looks dry. a lot of sunshine and look at those temperatures go right back up to about 10 degrees above normal by next weekend.
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all right. glenn. a beloved figure's home burns to the ground as the california wildfires rage. remarkable rescue with a deer in distress, the video next. also ahead. that was my money in the register, it was my manage's money in the register and i'm not going to let anybody talk about -- take it. >> a black belt waiter who served up more than pancakes. hero's ambitious journey brings him to our back yard. and here's a look at the closing bell on wall street on this friday. all three major stock indexes in the green for the end of the week.
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when you're a double-dipping pension-padder like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle. that's why sweeney spent over a hundred grand of his campaign funds on high-priced meals and other gifts. we're talking fine cigars, fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expensive wines - all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself, not for us.
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a reluctant deer was finally rescued from a reservoir. he was swimming around in the water in pittsburgh. rescuers tried scooping him up a number of times and he would swim away. finally they got the deer out of the water and then he did what deer do, run off into the woods. a san antonio waiter went from serving up pancakes to serving up justice on a would-be robber. police say early yesterday morning the waiter saw several people walk into the restaurant. he put his third degree black belt skills into action, holding down suspects until police arrived. >> it was my manager's money in the register ask i'm not going to let anybody take that. >> the waiter said the man he held down begged him to let him go saying he was going through a hard time. the waiter says he understands two weeks ago he was homeless and just got this job at the
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ihop. >> that's working overtime there. >> absolutely. >> wow. >> all right. surrounding by flames, smothered by smoke. on high alert. a beloved figure's home falls victim to the flames. a $24 million payday. how one new jersey man nearly missed his chance to collect. and we're tracking some showers moving up this afternoon. plus, a big warm up on the way w. details ahead on my first alertfo forecast. the new threat for crews trying to control the raging wildfires. we'll show you how local firefighters are preparing to step in if they're called. ahead at 5:00. and don't miss a special half hour edition of the high school blitz tomorrow night at 7:30. we're going to bring you some of the best football action from around the region, plus meet the secret weapon on the sidelines
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powerhouse achieve their success. also, see how a local all-star game gives special athletes a chance to shine. tomorrow night, 7:30 here on nbc 10.
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right now out west, deadly wildfires are still raging along the entire state of california. with no end in sight. >> and now 31 people are dead making it the deadliest week of the wildfires in the state's history. george spencer is life with what's happening right now. >> right now, 21 separate wildfires are burning, each one of them approximately the size of fairmount park. those fires are only about 10% contained as crews scramble to
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do everything they can to control them. more than 3,500 homes and businesses have now been destroyed. including the home of charles schultz, the creator of the iconic peanuts comic. >> there's a lot of small farmers out there who have invested their life's savings and it's -- for a lot of them it will be gone. >> some remains are actually intact bodies, much easier to identify and get things from. some are merely ash and bones. >> tough to listen to those descriptions. take a look at how damaging this is a tree that was hollowed out by the flames. that fire you see there, somehow torched the tree from the inside out. things might get worse for the firefighters out there in california. the flames around more and force live in the breaking news center, i'm george spencer, nbc
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10 news. >> our coverage of the wildfires continues online. if you want to help the relief effort, go to the nbc 10 app now to find out what you can do for wildfire victims. turning to our weather, gray skies and cooler temperatures greeted these people in northeast philadelphia today. they got their sweat shirts, on a little hood on the baby. a live look at boathouse row. the overcast skies are hanging around and glenn "hurricane" schwartz is hanging around too. >> a few showers out there too? >> we're seeing them at the shore and they'll be moving up through the area tonight. but will not stay with us for the majority of the weekend. the cloudy skies continue here in philadelphia. up in easton, lehigh valley, that's overcast as well. but the clouds are not that low to the ground. the showers you can see on the radar are near cape may county
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and close to rehobeth beach in delaware. that will gradually be moving up. that area of rain does extend down to the south. so that's a legitimate disturbance that is inside the overall area of clouds. and so our chances of rain increase as we go through the evening mp evin eveni evening. temperatures in the low 60s. lancaster is 60. mount pocono is 53. the rest of the area is in the 60s. the ocean is in the 60s. that's not a coincidence with the wind coming in off the ocean. if the ocean was in the 70s, our temperatures might be in the 70s too with the east wind. we were in the 60s yesterday, 60s today. 70s tomorrow as the wind starts to shift a little. when it shifts big time, sunday 82, then we drop another 20 degrees for monday and into tuesday. but that's it. then we start warming up again. you can see through the night
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tonight, temperatures not dropping very much. holding fairly steady all night. it's not going to get colder, but it will get a little bit wetter. so keep the rain gear with you as you head out for the evening. we'll see if you're going to need that for the rest of the weekend coming up. here's a look now at some of the other stories we're following county by county at 4:00. c camden police are asking for help. these cars were stolen, surveillance videos show the robbers. if you recognize that orange sedan there, contact police. officials at lafayette college are appealing at easton. last month, easton's planning commission denied the school's request. story buildings with student housing and retail space.
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the appeal board will hear the case next month. newcastle county, a computer school is growing and moving its space down to wilmington. zip code wilmington made the move so it can offer more classes in more areas of technology. officials of the two year old school say they need space and they're setting up shop at the mill. a new jersey man is $24 million richer after he watched a news report on the lottery. >> you got to hear this. jimmy smith was watching the news when he heard about a winning lottery ticket that hadn't been claimed. so he walked today his closet and checked an old shirt and there it was. jimmy claimed the ticket two days before it expired. he's a 68-year-old retired security guard from east orange. he chose to take the payment over 26 years. why not? >> that just blows my mind. >> clean out your pockets, okay, erin. >> $24 million hanging in your shirt. >> nice. >> all right. well, slacking at home.
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>> wives may not be happy to learn about what research doing around the house. the curtain has risen. those stories and more next on nbc 10 news at 4:00. ahead at 5:00, going the extra mile. how long it took a runner to cross a finish line with the help of two officers.
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the boss on broadway. bruce springsteen made his debut last night in new york city, part of a one man show. it's stories from springsteen's autobiography and some of his most popular songs. all right, intense male friendships have grown more acceptable in recent decades. >> a new study says they can threaten heterosexual
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relationships. researchers say young men may be getting more out of their bromances than their romantic relationships. they interviewed 30 college students and found men felt less judged by their close friends than by their girlfriends. speaking of men and women, the battle of over household chores. how does this go in your house? it's proven to be a source of conflict between married couples. that's according to a new study by researchers at ohio state. men often have fun while women do the housework. researchers say when couples were not working, men spent about twice as much time relaxing than women. twice as much. >> i hear those words from my wife. help me out. anytime dear. friday is always an exciting time for school. >> it's extra special at one school. look at this, overcome with emotion. the announcement that prompted this reaction.
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and we've got a weekend warmup on the way, plus we're tracking showers this afternoon. i'll break it all down ahead of my first alert forecast. scammers are targeting your cell phone in a new way. the warning signs you need to pay attention to. that's next at 5:00. paulsboro's a very proud community. it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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hundreds of local senior citizens strutted their stuff in the name of health this morning, right down kelly drive. the senior strut health event took these folks around a one mile loop down boathouse row. they also offered free health screenings for anyone who -- look at this. >> they're moving. >> they were moving. they can dance. >> speaking of dance, zumba thon this morning will raise money for breast cancer research. it will take place tomorrow morning on penn's campus. the event will benefit the cancer center of the university of pennsylvania. the organizers is a breast cancer survivor herself. she wanted to give people an uplifting experience while raising money. >> when you look around the room, you see smiles on people's faces because it's such a joyous experience. >> the zumba thon runs from 9:00 to 11:00 tomorrow morning and participants are encouraged to dance for all or part of the two
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hours. there will also be raffle prizes. right now, a marine who lost both of his legs during an explosion overseas is running a marathon every day this entire month. >> his name is rob jones. he's a veteran who had his legs amputated after an sloeexplosio afghanistan seven years ago. now he's trying to run 31 marathons in 31 different cities, including right here in philly. jones says he's doing it to show other wounded veterans that nothing can step him from achieving their goals. >> when somebody that may be struggling sees me doing this, they might have a better chance or it might be easier for them to envision themselves being able to do it as well. this is just an extension of that overall mission. >> up next a marathon in new york city. >> incredible. he's in great shape. >> that's inspiration right there. >> to the weather now, cloudy,
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overcast. rainy. socked in. should i keep going, glenn? >> that's okay, that's enough. the weather is going to be improving in time for the weekend. it really has been a warm month, about nine degrees above average in philadelphia. over ten degrees above average in allentown. it's 65 degrees now, even with clouds all day. we're close to the average high temperature. 68. 60s across much of the rest of the area, look at all the clouds. and as soon as you get some sunshine, we go up into the 70s and 80s. here we go, chester bucks montgomery. 59 degrees right now. west bradford at 60. chester springs, malvern, coatesville at 61. 60 in milford township. 61 in bedminister. and warrington. 63 in new hope. it's chilly out there.
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not as windy as yesterday. so it may not feel quite as chilly. we do have some sprinkles along cape may county and sussex coast in delaware. some of the moisture starting to move up and more of it down to the south that will work its way up as well. that's why tonight is the greatest chance of seeing any showers. we do have a chance of some isolated showers tomorrow. temple playing at noon. pretty decent weather overall. you may be able to get through the whole game without any rain. you'll see here, one of our computer models shows some of that rain increasing in delaware and south jersey during the night tonight. by tomorrow, again, some more showers coming up. but not everybody getting it. especially north and west. just a lot of clouds. if we get a little bit of sunshine, that will allow the temperatures to get into the 70s. then by sunday, we could start off with some fog.
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and then the clouds are disappearing. that means the sun's coming out. that mean temperatures are shooting up into the 80s. but this is a cold front coming down. there's sunday at 5:00. so it's not bothering most people for most of sunday. lehigh valley, berks county could be getting it for dinnertime. then it races down to the south. that's our other significant chance of showers sunday night. and then the drier air comes down for monday. and much colder air more like today. as we go through the night tonight, temperatures not dropping very much. a few showers around. fog in the morning. and then as we go through the day, it's still cool for most of the day as you'll see. but we do get into the 70s for a change across a good bit of the area. allentown, quaker town still struggling to get to 70.
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you notice the rain kind of stopping as we go into later in the afternoon. so it's a little warmer, it's a little drier. that's a nice way to end the day on saturday. then on sunday, not expecting any rain. some fog in the morning. more sunshine, especially in the afternoon. southwest wind pushes temperatures up into the 80s. so we're going to be seeing some -- a lot of people happy and outdoor activities and stuff like that on sunday. so it's pretty good timing for those who like that kind of thing. and if you like the cool fall weather that we haven't seen, you have early next week. but that's only temporary, it's going to warm up again and next weekend might be almost as warm as this. >> wow. >> we're not finish would summer, glenn, somehow. >> yeah, it's kind of a warm weather pattern, but it's not warm over the whole country.
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the west is cold, and the east is warm. >> all right. need to see this, some delaware schoolkids got an up close week at the tv news business. that's nbc 10 reporter tim furlong. he was hanging out with the tv club. he let the kids behind the camera. he gave them a tour of our news force 10 jeep. he actually went to st. anne's from first to third grade. what happened after that? he graduated or transferred or moved. he was reunited with ms. sheila mccalahan. she taught him how to do his multiplication tables. skills he is still using today. up next see who is something the volunteers who helped breathe new life into area homes today. >> we want to blame young people
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and have them learn the way we want them to learn. >> actor and author hill harper visits philly. the tools he says teacher and parents need to use for success in the classroom.
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building beyond the badge. police officers put their hands to work to help transform homes in kensington today. >> we were there for the volunteer renovation project that's giving homeowners much needed repairs for free. a small army of volunteers descended on kensington somerset street. volunteers working to make a difference for homeowners like elander liles. >> i'm very appreciative.
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super appreciative of it. >> she's one of the lucky recipients of a renovation project courtesy of rebuilding together philadelphia. the non-profit rehabs homes for those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it. through this program, she's getting new floors, electrical, railings, and something she hasn't had in decades, a new oven. >> it hasn't worked in over almost 20 years. i was using roasters and now i have brand-new stove and oven. >> you get chance to see the gratitude and appreciation from the community members and it's priceless. >> chief inspector singleton is one of the officers taking time to be here. philly and septa pd came out in full force. >> i got more volunteers than i needed. >> they'll be back out here tomorrow, doing more good for the people who need it.
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>> thank you, i appreciate everything that they are doing and they've done. if they need me to do something at their house i'll be glad to too. >> big smiles out there today. >> it's a great program. we're working on several stories for nbc 10 news at 5:00. >> president trump cut a key component of obamacare, we're breaking it down for you. what the healthcare change means, plus how it may affect you and your wallet. and a mixed weekend ahead. we'll look at a little bit of everything, a little bit of cool air, a little bit of warm air. a little bit of fog, maybe a sprinkle or shower. come on back, i'll break it down for you. plus, we're helping you out. smart schemers trying to steal personal information through your cell phone.
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healthcare changes, how the president's latest move on obamacare may impact your medical coverage. fierce flames. the major threat facing crews tonight and how local firefighters are preparing to jump into action. car seat safety. new numbers out today reveal just how often parents are putting their babies in danger in the back seat. right now at 5:00, president trump took his first step to make big changes to obamacare. his latest move could make it tougher for you to pay for medical coverage. tonight, many people are asking what's next. >> nbc 10's tim furlong spoke to
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man who has worked in the medical insurance field for years to breakdown what this change means. >> we have a lot of kerconcerns >> reporter: his career has been spent connecting people and businesses with their best insurance options. >> i don't think it was ill intended. >> reporter: he doesn't think president trump was out to hurt people, but he says by cutting payments to the insurance companies, so-called cost sharing reduction, specifically these are folks who don't make too much money but make too much to be covered by medicaid. >> they have to purchase personal insurance and they benefit from tax credits to help them with the monthly premium that they pay for their insurance. >> reporter: nick says president trump targets the insurance companies, but he says in some ways they're not the only ones to blame. maybe he says the cost of the medical services themselves are out of whack. >> the cost of the healthcare, the insurance is a financing mechanism for it and it's a mechanism that's broken


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