<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - ]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/the-scene/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:44:54 -0500 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:44:54 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Usher to Headline 9th Annual Roots Picnic ]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:18:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_278858826757-LACMA.jpg

R&B and Pop superstar Usher will headline this year’s Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.

The lineup was revealed Tuesday for the 9th annual concert which will take place at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on June 4.

Aside from Usher, who will be backed by the legendary Roots crew, DMX, Willow Smith, Future, Leon Bridges, Migos, Jidenna and Cheltenham Township native Lil Dicky are also among the scheduled performers.

CLICK HERE for the full lineup. Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday at noon.

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<![CDATA[Philly's Restaurant Week Begins ]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/food+generic+09012015.jpg

Philly foodies rejoice! Restaurant week is back!

Center City’s restaurant week officially began Sunday and will continue through January 22 then resume from January 24 through January 29.

Participating restaurants are offering three-course dinners for $35+ per person while some are also offering a three-course lunch for $20+.

CLICK HERE to view the full list of participating restaurants. Make sure you make your reservations quickly as they fill up fast during the event.

CLICK HERE for more information, including menus, top picks and restaurant parking.

<![CDATA[Vai, Tracy, Sheena Take a Ride for a Good Cause]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:50:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012961620_1200x675_577472579918.jpg NBC10’s Vai Sikahema, Tracy Davidson, and Sheena Parveen took a ride on the “Can Drop” at Preston and Steve’s Camp Out For Hunger food drive. It’s the nation’s largest single-location food drive. You can donate canned goods up until 11am Friday at Xfinity Live.]]> <![CDATA[Pop That Champagne! Getting Ready for New Year's Eve]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:52:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/fireworks+generic+1.jpg 2016 is still a month away, but it’s not too early to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations! NBC10’s Keith Jones has everything you need to know to kick the year off right.]]> <![CDATA[Former Governor Kicks Off Philly Beer Week]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:50:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly-Beer-Week-Kickoff.jpg

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell threw down the hammer and tapped the keg, officially bringing in the annual Philly Beer Week.

Rendell received the “hammer of glory” at the 23rd Street Armory Friday night after a day-long Olympic torch-style relay throughout the city.

First created in 2008, Philly Beer Week is the largest beer celebration in the country, consisting of festivals, dinners, tours and pub crawls throughout the city of brotherly love.

The following breweries are participating in this year’s event:

  • 2nd Story Brewing
  • Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
  • The Boston Beer Company
  • Conshohocken Brewing Company
  • Dock Street Brewery
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Doylestown Brewing Company
  • Evil Genius
  • Evolution Craft Brewing
  • Flying Fish Brewing Company
  • Free Will Brewing
  • Home Sweet Home Brew
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Keystone Homebrew Supply
  • Lancaster Brewing Company
  • The Lion Brewery
  • Manayunk Brewing Company
  • Naked Brewing
  • Neshaminy Creek Brewing
  • Nodding Head Brewery
  • Philadelphia Brewing Company
  • Philly Homebrew Outlet
  • Prism Brewing Company
  • River Horse Brewing Company
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
  • Round Guys Brewing Company
  • Saint Benjamin Brewing Company
  • Saint Boniface
  • Saucony Creek Brewing
  • ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
  • Sly Fox Brewing Company
  • Spring House Brewing
  • Stoudt’s Brewing Company
  • Susquehanna Brewing Company, Troegs Brewing Company
  • Twin Lakes Brewery
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Weyerbacher Brewing Company
  • Yards Brewing Company
  • Yuengling

Click here for more information on the venues and schedule.

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<![CDATA[Hammer of Glory Found ]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:03:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hammer-of-Glory.jpg

It was a "glorious" Sunday for Philly Beer Week. Not only did the annual beer event finish off another successful year, but officials say they also found their own personal "Olympic torch" after it had gone missing.

Officials say the infamous "Hammer of Glory," was stolen late Saturday afternoon. The over-sized keg hammer was last seen Saturday around 4:30 p.m. at the FestivALE event in Fishtown, Pa.

“The event was highly attended,” said PBW spokeswoman Jennie Hatton. “Someone took it for a photo op and it disappeared into the crowds.”

After spreading the news via social media, PBW officials announced that someone turned the hammer in Sunday afternoon at Frankford Hall restaurant.

"The person who turned it in said they were not responsible for taking it and found it under 95," said PBW spokeswoman Jennie Hatton.

The person, who wanted to remain anonymous, told PBW officials that his "dumba** friend" took the hammer and threw it under I-95. Fortunately the hammer wasn't damaged.

"No harm was done to the Hammer," said Hatton. 

The Hammer of Glory is the official mascot for PBW, the largest beer event of its kind in the country.

The Hammer is considered the symbol of Philly Beer Week and is passed from venue to venue during the annual event so that people can take a picture with it. Mayor Michael Nutter uses it every year to open the first keg of PBW.

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<![CDATA[Best Super Bowl Deals]]> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:07:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/trophy14.jpg

Not sure where to watch the big game on Feb. 3? Check out these super Super Bowl deals that are sure to satisfy every fan.

For the adventurous foodie:

Le Viet

1019 S. 11th Street

This Super Bowl Sunday, Le Viet is combining its modern Vietnamese cuisine with traditional football favorites. The restaurant is offering complimentary wings at the bar from 6 to 9 p.m. in addition to its other Vietnamese all-night specials. More unconventional Super Bowl snacks include $2.50 spring rolls, $4 crispy tofu, and $5 papaya salad. The bar houses two large televisions and will feature $3 beers, $5 cocktails, and $5 glasses of wine.

For the wing connoisseur:


627 S. 3rd Street

Prefer to watch the Ravens take on the 49ers from home? Ela is offering a special Super Bowl wing take-out menu, featuring an eclectic variety of flavors. For $10, you get a dozen wings with your choice of dipping sauce -- the options range from classic, regular hot sauce to truffled Parmesan and herb. Make sure to get all orders in by February 1, and they will be ready for pick-up between 10 am and 5 pm on Sunday.

For the football fan who wants to give back:

Phillies Bar and Grill

1235 E. Passyunk Avenue

This Super Bowl Sunday, Phillies Bar and Grill is hosting its annual Female Football Frenzy to benefit the American Heart Association. The event known as F3 will be hosted by Tashyra Ayers if the Tashyra Ayers Show and will feature heart healthy food and drink specials. The pre-game festivities start at 5:30 pm and tickets are $10 at the door.

For the sports bar classic:

Perch Pub

1345 Locust Street

Super Bowl fans at Perch Pub will not only enjoy $15 buckets of domestic beer and cheap bar snacks but will also have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate. Starting at kickoff, appetizers will range from $2.75 to $5.50, and the bar will feature shot specials on Bourbon and Jaegermeister. You can also take advantage of the 8 - 10 pm happy hour when 14 crafts drafts will be offered at half price.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Marathon Winners]]> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:35:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/philly-marathon-edit.jpg

About 30,000 runners flocked to Pennsylvania's largest city for the 20th annual Philadelphia Marathon and related events.

The winner of Sunday's men's race was Abebe Mekuriya of Ethiopia, who finished in two hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds. The women's winner was Irina Alexandrova of Russia, who turned in a time of two hours, 39 minutes and six seconds. (Both pictured)

Both winners will receive the top prize of $3,500.

The top local runner was 24-year-old Nick Hilton, who finished third in the men's race. The Arizona resident is originally from Reading.

Weekend events also included a half marathon, an 8k race and a Kids Fun Run.

Here are the full results and times:

Men's Division Marathon                
Abebe Mekuriya, City Falls, NY 2:17:35
Tesfaye Dube, New York, NY 2:18:15
Nicholas Hilton, Flagstaff, AZ 2:19:36
Birhanu Mekonnen, Washington, DC 2:19:59
Abiyot Endale, Bronx, NY 2:20:55
Women's Division Marathon
Irina Alexandrova, Hebron, KY 2:39:06
Tezeta Dengersa, Washington, DC 2:40:13
Meseret Basa, New York, NY 2:40:51
Aregash Abate, High Falls, NY 2:42:41
Amanda Marino, Jackson, NJ 2:43:57
Men's Masters Division Marathon
Jae Yung Hyung, Alburquerque, NM 2:24:40
Rich Burke, Morristown, NJ 2:31:20
Ray Pugsley, Potomac Falls, VA 2:34:06
Doug Fernandez, Richmond, VA 2:37:49
Women's Masters Division Marathon
Mary Pardi, Falmouth, ME 2:53:39
Myriam Grenon, Longueuil, QC, Canada 2:59:16
Catherine Spiess, New Albany, OH 3:06:15
Kim Redden, Ottawa, MB Canada 3:06:45
Men's Wheelchair Marathon
Grant Berthiaume, Tuscon, AZ 2:04:26
Men's Division Half Marathon
Elijah Karanja Hebron, KY 1:02:59
Direba Yigezu New York, NY 1:03:23
Jordan Chipangama Flagstaff, AZ 1:03:28
Yonas Mebrahtu East Flagstaff, AZ 1:03:53
Henry Rutto Royersford, PA 1:04:10
Women's Division Half Marathon
Rkia El Moukim Queens, NY 1:10:53
Adrienne Herzog, Boulder, CO 1:12:59
Jane Murage, Royersford, PA 1:12:59
Ingrid Mollenkopf, Flower Mound, TX 1:13:04
Allison Mendez, Austin, TX 1:13:47
Men's Masters Half Marathon
Eric Shafer, Pittsburgh, PA 1:13:21
Paul Thompson, Peekskill, NY 1:13:23
Kevin Beugless, Media, PA 1:17:05
Martin Fontaine, Otterburn Park, QC Canada 1:17:51
Women Masters Half Marathon

Vicky Jasparro Fredericksburg, VA 1:25:24
Jill Tenny, Harrisburg, PA 1:21:24
Susanne Vanzijl, Elkton, MD 1:29:49
Vicki Boyer, Elizabethtown, PA 1:29:42
Men's Wheelchair Half Marathon
Shannon Franks, College Park, MD  1:09:53
Daniel Wheeler, Shamong, NJ  2:11:44         
Women's Wheelchair Half Marathon
Michelle Wheeler, New York, NY 1:30:51

Photo Credit: G. Widman]]>
<![CDATA[Save on Your Halloween Costume: Here's How]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:39:57 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/saving+on+halloween+costumes.JPG People are cutting back on Halloween costume spending this year, but there are ways to get around shelling out big bucks for one night. Here's one place were you can get costumes on the cheap.

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<![CDATA[Grabby Grinch Steals Prada Sneakers]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:00:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/porch_grinch_package.jpg About 30 minutes after a Feasterville woman's package arrived on her front porch it was stolen. A security camera caught the woman swiping the package with two pairs of sneakers inside right off the porch. NBC10's Doug Shimell shares the story.

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<![CDATA[Feds Warn Online Shoppers to Be Careful]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/online_shopping_phone.jpg The FBI is warning online shoppers that cyber crimes are on the increase. NBC10's Harry Hairston reports. To file an internet crime compliant click here.

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<![CDATA[Philly Breaks Guinness 'Soul Train' Dance Record]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:50:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly+Soul+Train+Dance+Line.jpg

Philadelphia’s most soulful dancers -- and non-dancers for that matter -- hit the Art Museum steps in February in an attempt to set a world record.

Nearly nine months later, the group, which included Mayor Michael Nutter, was recognized by Guinness World Records for the largest organized Soul Train dance line ever.

“We’re elated, overjoyed and so very proud to claim this record in Philadelphia’s name,” said organizer Sheila Simmons,.

Simmons says she submitted the application for the group and received word back on Monday that it was a record. A photo of the certificate was posted to Facebook.

The event was held to give area music fans a chance to express some Brotherly Love while also honoring the memory of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius, who died earlier this year.

“Considering how Philly responded to events like Live Aid, Unity Day, Million Woman March, Welcome America and our normal annual events, I thought 211 -- we can do that,” said radio host and fellow organizer Manwell Glenn, who hatched the dance line record idea. “It’s Soul Train and Don Cornelius. Everybody wants to get involved.”

To set the Guinness World Record at least 212 people needed to dance down along a line of fellow dancers. It took around two hours and in the end they wound up with 291 dancers, according to a certificate received from Guinness.

Despite the certificate, Guinness still hadn't updated their website to acknowledge the new record, Instead, it still listed by a group of students at Berkeley, Cal. school.

Photo Credit: Guinness World Records/Martin Regusters/Leaping Lion Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Old Rockefeller Tree Used for Philly Homes]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rock-tree-2011.jpg

Ever wonder what happened to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree after it’s removed from Rockefeller Plaza?

Well, the next time you’re driving around Philadelphia you might just drive right by it.

The 2011 Rockefeller Christmas Tree, which came from Mifflinville, Pa., was milled into lumber that Habitat for Humanity used to build homes on the 1900 block of Morse Street and on Gratz Street in North Philadelphia helping two families realize their dreams of owning homes.

Tishman Speyer, co-owner of Rockefeller Center, participated in the building of the Christmas tree wood-built homes.

“Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is looking forward to hosting the Tishman Speyer team to work on homes that will incorporate lumber from the 2011 Rockefeller Christmas Tree,” Frank Monaghan, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, said in May. “The homeowner families are equally excited that a portion of the Rockefeller Tree will be used in their new homes. It will bring as much joy to them as it did to the visitors of Rockefeller Center.”

Since 2007, wood from past Rockefeller Christmas Trees have been used to build homes in Stamford, Conn., Hudson Valley, N.Y. and other locations in the same state where the tree was grown. No word yet on where this year’s tree will go after the holidays but New Jersey seems like a good bet with this year's tree coming from Mount Olive.

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<![CDATA[WARNING: Get Your Old Bike Off Philly Sidewalks]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:14:34 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/generic_bike_lock_bikes.jpg

Have an abandoned bike that has been taking up space in your neighborhood? By this weekend, the matter will be history.

Starting Thursday through next Thursday (Dec. 6) the City of Philadelphia hold their annual removal of uninhibited bicycles in Center City.

All bicycles scheduled by the Street Department for removal from racks, posts or other structures will be tagged with an alert notice to the owner at least one week prior to the removal date. These bicycles are considered in un-useable condition and that have been locked in the same location for one month or more with damaged or missing parts.

The following bicycles’ tags will be bright yellow and will contain information pertaining to the current status and pick-up information of the bikes. All bikes and parts will be donated to local charities.

Why is this such a big deal, you ask? The City of Philadelphia believes this will help free up existing space for cyclists in sometimes hard-to-find sidewalk parking areas.

To help with the cause, report an abandoned bicycle by calling 3-1-1 or use the Philly311 smart phone app to report it. Be sure to include the description of the bike, its location, and any damage or where it is locked to (i.e. tree, parking meter, etc).

But what if your bike has been caught up mistakenly in the sweep-up? Simply remove the yellow tag and relocate the bike to nearby bicycle rack. Call the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities at 215-686-9000 if you are unable to move your tagged bicycle or if you have any questions.

Photo Credit: Mary Schwind/ NBC Philadelphia]]>
<![CDATA[White House Holiday Decorations ]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/Michelle-Obama-Christmas.jpg With the holiday season just around the corner, Christmas trees and piles of present decorate the White House. Take a look at some of its best decorations.

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<![CDATA[Packages Delivered But Not Received]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/package_stolen_porch.jpg Online shopping is extremely popular especially during the holiday season, but the problem is not everyone is getting their deliveries. NBC10's Tracy Davidson explains why.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Card Giving 101]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:26:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/gift+card+warning.jpg What you need to know about possible fees attached to gift cards. NBC10's Tracy Davidson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Record Gun Sales on Black Friday]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:30:45 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/gun_generic_xxx.jpg According to the FBI, gun sales nationwide spiked on Black Friday to record levels. NBC10's Dawn Timmeney spoke to some local gun stores about increased sales.]]> <![CDATA[Who's Going to Win the Jackpot?]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:26:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/powerball_ticket11_28.jpg The Powerball Jackpot continues to grow and has reached a record at $550 millon. NBC10's Monique Braxton spoke to Powerball ticket buyer who are keep their fingers crossed.

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<![CDATA[Shopping at the Mall Vs. Shopping Online]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WEBMallvsOnlineAR_8193793_722x406_9793091518.jpg Are you more of a stay-at-home shopper or the type of shopper who likes the hustle and bustle of going to stores during the holiday season? NBC10's Aditi Roy talks to some folks that like the physical experience of going to the Christiana Mall.

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<![CDATA[Get Your Skate on at Penn's Landing]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/iceskatingrink.jpg

Looking for a cool way to kick off the holidays?

Well, you're in luck, the Blue Cross RiverRink opened for business Friday. The city's only outdoor rink located at Penn's Landing gives skaters a great view of the Delaware River as they glide along the rink.

For the 19th season, the Olympic-sized rink is frozen on top of a parking lot -- and will stay frozen throughout the whole season thanks to some confusing technology having to do with water and anti-freeze and little tubes keeping it solid.

Admission is $9 depending on the hours and skate rentals will run you $4.

If skating isn't your thing -- or you just need to warm up on a cold winter day -- you can head inside to enjoy the snack bar and arcade.

New this year, you can track your skating and check out mini tutorials with the "Go Figure!" app available for free download in the iTunes store.

The rink is located on Columbus Blvd. at Market Street. For a full schedule of skating times and other events at the rink, click here.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Black Friday Madness Hits Local Malls]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:07:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/121711+shopping+mall+generic.jpg

With Thanksgiving dinner barely digested, thousands of people headed to area malls Friday for the other big holiday tradition – Black Friday shopping.

Earlier store openings in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware for the traditional holiday shopping rush appear to be a hit with customers.

Starting at 11 p.m., deal-seekers pounded the well-polished floors, looking for anything and everything on sale.

"First we started out at Toys-R-Us. Then we made our way over here because of midnight madness. Now we're just waiting for JC Penney's to open up,” said Jessica Petsch of Clayton, New Jersey.

NBC10 was there as thousands of shoppers packed out the King of Prussia Mall as doors opened at midnight. Most retailers offered major discounts as much as 50-percent off many items. Unfortunately some shoppers looking for the best bargains by Friday morning ran out of luck.

“I think you had to be here way too early for me to get the good stuff,” said Martina Cade of Aberdeen, Maryland.

And shoppers began hitting more than 150 stores at the Deptford Mall in New Jersey at midnight. Shoppers waited in long lines - as long as two hours in some cases - to get deals on high-priced items at a fraction of the cost.

NBC10 found Daniel Boadrus whipped by the shopping frenzy around 4 a.m.

“My mom is a shop-a-holic along with my cousin, and they're both here. So we've been here since 12, and I'm stuck here until they're done,” Boadrus told NBC10’s Jesse Gary.

Executives say despite a sluggish economy, the crowds have grown each year.

“The day after Thanksgiving has become as much of a tradition with shopping as it is turkey for Thanksgiving,” said Jim Mackey, Deptford Mall Sr. property manager.

The tri-state region saw people walking packages to and from vehicles, and then turning around and heading back for more, in this gender neutral sport now known as "marathon shopping".

“I'm actually getting all of my shopping done in a couple of hours.  I'm good to go,” said Petsch.

The holiday shopping madness is expected to continue throughout the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Tips for Price Matching Your Holiday Shopping List]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:40:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Money+Wallet+Generic.jpg See a printed price for a toy but it's for another store? NBC10's Tracy Davidson has tips from the retailers on how you can use price matching, or ad matching, to get a lower price for an item than it's marked price.]]> <![CDATA[Black Friday 2012 Store Hours]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/holiday+shopping+11212012.jpg


The following malls open at Midnight on Friday, November 23, 2012:

  • King of Prussia Mall
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Christiana Mall (opens at midnight, but some stores don't open until 6 a.m.)
  • Plymouth Meeting Mall
  • Cherry Hill Mall
  • Moorestown Mall

Best Buy = 5 a.m. on Friday

Kohl's = Midnight on Friday

ToysRUs = Midnight on Friday

Limerick Outlets

  • Opening at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until Friday at 10 p.m.

Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City = 6 a.m. Friday

Media, Pa. = Stores along State Street open at 10 a.m.

Avalon, N.J. = Business district hosting Festive Friday. Stores open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Plenty of other stores will also be open around the region.

Photo Credit: Gen Nishino]]>
<![CDATA['Tis the Season for Pickpockets]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:52:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pickpocket_Generic.jpg Police and a former pickpocket have a warning for holiday shoppers, stay off the phone and keep your purse and your wallet where you can see them -- in front of you. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel is also urging travels to be nosy and keep an eye on what's going on rather than what's on your phone. NBC10's Harry Hairston reports.

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<![CDATA[Water Pipe Breaks at KOP Mall]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 00:02:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/waterpipe1.jpg

Crews worked Friday afternoon to repair a water pipe break at the King of Prussia Mall that caused some bathrooms at the mall and two restaurants to close during busy Black Friday.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. in back of the Macy’s store.

Bathrooms located in the Court area were shut down due to low water pressure, according to a mall spokesperson. California Pizza Kitchen restaurant was also closed and managers at Morten's Steakhouse said they had to close due to low water pressure.

"The only thing that it's affecting is the common area restrooms so our guest services team is helping to refer people to another restroom that they can use," said mall spokesman Kate Johnson.

Mall officials said they hoped to have the problem fixed within a few hours and had it contained by 7 p.m. to just one upper floor restroom.

By 11 p.m. only a small area of the mall remained closed.

Photo Credit: Tracy Davidson

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<![CDATA[Black Friday Shopping]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:59:48 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/221*120/BF21.jpg Here's your photos of the craziness that is Black Friday shopping.

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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Shopping: A New Tradition]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:11:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/shopping+bags.jpg Some shoppers made it out to Old Navy, Target and other stores on Thanksgiving meaning they can possibly avoid Black Friday crowds while still getting great deals.

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<![CDATA[The Line Forms Now for Pre-Black Friday Deals]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Black_Friday_Line_Sign.jpg Folks were lining up outside the Best Buy in Deptford, N.J. ahead of Black Friday deals. And other shoppers already got shopping done Thursday during Thanksgiving deals. And stores like K-Mart planned on reopening Thanksgiving night for more doorbusters. NBC10's Vince Lattanzio talks to shoppers and shoppers in waiting.

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<![CDATA[A Model Train Christmas]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:11:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/111408-model-train.jpg

Get on the train for some affordable family fun to get in the holiday spirit in Chadds Ford.

The Brandywine River Museum’s “A Brandywine Christmas” features an interactive, hands-on holiday display including locomotives, ornaments and other holiday favorites.

Starting Nov. 23 through Jan. 6 kids of all ages can smile with delight as more than 150 O-gauge model trains and 300 model freight cars on nearly 2,000 feet of track. The display is nearly 30 years in the making and you can check out the “Train Cam” to see what to expect.

In addition to the tree, be amazed by stunning towering fir trees that will include hundreds of whimsical critter ornaments made from natural materials by conservatory volunteers.

But beyond the tradition, comes the holiday thrills. Be sure to check out Pop-Up! Illustration in 3-D, a virtual selection of pop-up books that range from late 19th century to the present. This visual experience incorporates an element of surprise and the excitement of motion, pop-up books that will definitely delight the young and the young at heart.

And don't miss the museum's collection of regional and American art.

The museum is located on Route 1 in Chadds Ford. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors ages 65 and over; students, and children; and free for children 6 and under and for Brandywine Conservancy members.

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