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for many, the party has started. winter fest they're claiming their spots for the fireworks show. this show is especially popular for families. they're expecting thousands of people to be here and pack the delaware river front tonight. we're here at winter fest, you get a front row seat. even if that's on the ice, the best part is that coming down here, admission is free. now the fireworks begin in just a few minutes, again you can watch it live right here on nbc 10, but if you want to see in person, there's another show that will be taking place, tonight at midnight. to ring in the new year. reporting live from penn's landing, andrea cline-thomas, nbc 10. >> let's go to erika martin for the fireworks forecast. >> we have a dry for the most part forecast. i want to show you satellite and radar image. picking up on clouds moving in from the southwest to the northeast. crystal did mention it this
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morning. we're seeing some greens on the screen. it's not going to be a completely dry night. however, it's going to be a mainly dry night. in other words some showers moving through, conditions of course will be nice and mild. i'll have more information coming up in just a bit. back to you. now time for the sugar house new year's eve fireworks on the waterfront. taking place just off penn's landing. the perfect view here at the blue cross river rink. sit back and enjoy the show. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ center ♪ ♪ ♪ we hope you enjoyed this show. if you want more fireworks, a whole new show will go off at midnight. perfect weather for it, too. >> perfect. the good news is, actually the clouds didn't help kind of gave it a little more of a background. a back drop. so the think the fireworks were able to display better. now we're tracking a few sprinkles, that's just about it, otherwise we'll just keep it mostly cloudy for tonight and
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warm. also up next, an nbc 10 exclusive. this mom walked 30 miles through the wilderness of the grand canyon when her car got stuck in a ditch. she invites only nbc 10 to her home next.
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you're looking live at new york city's times square. more than a million people are expected to watch the ball drop at midnight. security is a top priority. there are 2,000 extra officers on top of additional efforts to keep the crowds safe up there. to an nbc 10 exclusive, for the first time since leaving the hospital, a lehigh valley mom is sharing her story of survival.
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karen klein and her family got stranded in the grand canyon last week. she, her husband and her young son were on a trip when their car got stuck in a ditch in the middle of the wilderness. klein, an avid runner walked 30 miles in the bitter cold to go find help. all three were rescued. klein is back home in northampton county and said she feels lucky to be alive. >> i can't believe i'm home. i can't believe i'm home. when we pulled into the driveway, i couldn't stop sobbing. >> today also marked karen's birthday, her family says this year it's a celebration of life. we'll have more of our interview with her tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. and now to the presidential transition, president-elect donald trump sends out a new year's message and takes a dig at his critics. he tweeted quote, happy new year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly. they just don't know what to do.
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love. >> mr. trump didn't go into detail about which enemies he was talking about. the president-elect is currently marking the new year in florida. tonight the man who investigators say shot and killed a pennsylvania state trooper is dead. 23-year-old trooper landon weaver was shot while responding to a domestic incident at a home in june yetta township in huntington county last night. after a massive manhunt, the suspect jason robinson was found at a mobile home overnight. he was killed during a confrontation with troopers. robinson had been released on bail this month for car theft charges. governor tom wolf has ordered state flags across pennsylvania to be lowered at half staff in honor of trooper weaver. that includes the state police bar barracks in wynnefield heights, weaver had been on the police force for about a year. in south jersey, a search is under way for a man who
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approached two teenaged girls while naked. 15-year-old and 14-year-old said the man started following them while they walked on westerlily drive. he then got out of his black jeep cherokee and ran after the teens with no clothes on. the girls got away unharmed. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. a body is found in a trash can at the jersey shore, tonight investigators are looking for clues. the discovery was made at south carolina avenue and adriatic avenue this morning. police tell nbc 10 the victim was a man, but have not released his name. it's not clear how he died. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> i'm meteorologist erika martin. a live look outside. it's quiet right now with mostly cloudy skies, on radar and just one moment i'll show you light rain moving into the area. i'll show you the bottom of the
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screen. otherwise conditions are quiet. however we have a strong breeze right now coming out of the southwest ranging between 10-20 miles per hour. satellite and radar image picking up on the clouds moving across the delaware valley. notice we're seeing light greens moving into philadelphia, trenton seeing light greens, not making it to the ground. you may see one or two passing sprinkles. otherwise lehigh valley seeing a wintry mix here. not making it to the ground. good enough, another hour you start to see a little bit of a wintry mix for parts of the lehigh valley. something to be mindful. especially if the roads are slick. you can see blues and some whites here telling us we have a little bit of some light snow and a little bit of a wintry mix as well. keep in mind as we get this going through 7:30 p.m. seeing light pockets here. for the most part this is going to be a mostly cloudy night. however stometimes the atmosphee can squeeze out a few sprinkles. by midnight everything starts to
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clear up. everything midnight. i say partly cloudy skies, this is what you can expect for your new year's eve. 39 degrees at 8:00 p.m. for philadelphia. 37 for the lehigh valley. low 40s new jersey and at midnight. mid 30s for the most part. 40s for nebraska and delaware. mild night in the forecast. current temperature in philadelphia, in the 40s and the winds are gusting up to 24 miles per hour. out of the south. and your neighborhood forecast right now, in philadelphia area. we're seeing mainly 40s, parkside 42, and a pair of 4's for you. we have more sunshine in the forecast tomorrow, upper 30s to 40s. bethlehem, 44. phoenixville, 46. westchester seeing 40s, looks like we're seeing 40s all around. upper 40s for byeberry and lots of sunshine, so keep it in mind, we have a nice sunday in the forecast. first day of the year. jersey shore, upper 40s to low
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50s. and delaware same deal there, 51 your expected high temperature in dover and i do have my ten-day on 10 coming up. while we're counting down to the start of the new year, parts of the world are already celebrating in 2017. we'll take you to some of those celebrations next.
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2017 has begun for many, including russia. large fireworks show was held in moscow to mark the start of the new year. thousands were on hand to mark the annual celebration. the new year will mean a new home for a delaware zoo's tiger. today people came to say good-bye to zana. a new beginning celebration was held for the 8-year-old siberian tiger at the brandywine zoo in wilmington. she's the only tilinger at the zoo and she's being transferred
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to the bronx zoo for breeding at the start of january. part of the association of zoo's species survival plan. up next the new year comes early in delaware. we explain, when we come back.
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♪ ♪ the new year has already begun in parts of the world. in japan, people ushered in 2017 at a tokyo park tonight. they held their annual balloon release, and each balloon carries a wish for the new year. here in philadelphia, some people are celebrating the new year with music. the choral arts of philadelphia performed bach's christmas oratorio in west philadelphia.
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organizers say the celebration is meant to show philadelphia's diverse cultural landscape. [ cheers and applause ] >> in delaware, kids were ringing in 2017 a little bit early. new year's rocking noon took place at the delaware children's museum in wilmington. kids there unleashed bags of confetti and used noise makers and a local children's band performed at the celebration. ♪ ♪ >> today the mummers got in their final practices before their annual new year's day parade. a band prepares for their performance in south philadelphia this morning and the fancy brig aids have also been practicing all week at the convention center. the mummer's parade takes place tomorrow on broad street in center city and south philadelphia kicks off at city hall at 9:00 a.m. and get everything you need to
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know about the mummer's parade including road closures and parking restrictions on the nbc 10 app. download the free nbc 10 app right now. a final check of the forecast. looking good for new year's? >> we're talking about the mostly cloudy skies, a great back drop for the fires, here's the deal. we're warming up after this. we're in the upper 40s tomorrow and monday, 50s by tuesday and wednesday and 30s by friday. a chance of snow next friday, otherwise we'll keep it mild. mostly sunny, one or two sprinkles around 8:00 p.m. >> great for the fireworks, that's nbc 10 news for now, for erika and all of us here, i'm denise nakano, see you tonight at 11:00.
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on this saturday night. new years on edge. the country and the world say farewell to 2016 with unprecedented security highlighting the dangers we still face as a new year begins. attacking the grid. an apparent new hacking attempt by the russians. this one targeting a public utility system and exposing a broader threat. trump's enemies. he talks of unity but tweets something else. donald trump calls out his opponents 20 days before he takes office. calming influence. in stressful times, exercising the mind with meditation and how more and more are being guided by their smartphones. and new year's dreams. we'll hear about their favorite moments of 2016, and what they hope for in the new

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