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we're drying out this morning. radar showing the showers passing to the northeast, we'll stay dry for the day today. at this hour, still cooling down. 33 degrees in doylestown, wilmington is 35 and it's 36 in south philadelphia. there's the only ice you'll find around this morning, penn's landing, sunshine will break through the clouds. 39 by 10:00. it's into the 40s as we go into the afternoon hours. the wind will be picking up some this afternoon. it will be noy near as strong as it was yesterday. with bright sunshine, we'll be warming up. cooler temperatures ahead. we'll look at the future weather when i come back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington is following your first alert traffic. >> we are out in mt. laurel township, on the new jersey turnpike watching for an accident scene nears james fenmore cooper service area. it's only blocking the ramp right now. your best bet to get by, take 295.
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south on the new jersey turnpike near the delaware memorial bridge. no problems in either direction. you'll have no problems getting into delaware at this time. here's the blue route. we're still in the green right now. 18 minutes northbound. southbound is typically where we see the delay for the morning time. schuylkill to 95, 15-minute trip. average speeds in the 60s. we're following breaking news out of the lehigh valley. an allentown police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound. here's a live look from the scene of that shooting and standoff. the officer was shot along godfrey street last night and police say the suspect barricaded himself inside a home, forcing evacuations of surrounding apartments. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in allentown with what we know about the injured officer and a connection between this shooting and a recent homicide. katy? >> trp, some very tense situations overnight. the police chief tells us that
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his injured officer is in, quote, good condition. he's actually being treated here and he's recovering here at lehigh valley hospital. this is also where the alleged shooter is, because he was shot as well. now, around 10:00 last night, an allentown police officer with the criminal investigations division was serving a search warrant related to a weekend homicide in this city. the officer was about to search a property on north godfrey street when someone inside the apartment, we're told, started firing at police. one officer was hit in the arm. police fired back and a suspect inside the apartment was hit. now, of aa standoff, police were able to take the suspect into custody. we have also learned that police were at that location because they were following up leads from a weekend homicide where a woman's body was found stuffed sunday night in a recycling bin. that woman has not been identified but we know from autopsy results that were just released yesterday that she was shot to death multiple times. police are still searching for
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her killer. now, coming up in the next 25 minutes, i'll share with you an interview we did with the allentown police chief, a detailed account of what transpired between his officers and the alleged shooter just hours ago. reporting live in allentown, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. 5:03. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane says she will not run for re-election. the state supreme court suspended her law license after she was charged with leaking grand jury information and lying about it. also, the republican controlled house has voted to begin impeachment proceedings against her. those are not the reasons she says she won't run. she says it's all about family. >> i have been in this office for three years. my sons were 8 and 9 when i decided to run. now they're growing older. >> kane is the first woman and first democrat to be elected pennsylvania attorney general since it became an elected position in 1980. new information, a nurse who reused syringes at a new jersey
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flu shot clinic says she did it because her employer sent her the wrong supplies.ç this all happened at the otsuka american pharmaceutical in west win so windsor, mercer county last year. she used two syringes on 67 employees. she apologized and said she would not intentionally harm anyone. her nurse's license is suspended and the incident remans under investigation. and a montgomery county judge refused to halt or delay the criminal case against bill cosby. yesterday the judge denied a motion to have the skate supreme court review a key pretrial issue. that means ko s cosby's prelimi hearing and sexual assault case will go forward. he's due in court on march 8th. decision 2016. president obama is now weighing in on the race to succeed him. >> it included dropping the name of one of his party's opponents.
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yesterday in california, the democratic president offered his opinion on the republican field. president obama said he believes other countries are troubled by rhetoric from the gop candidates. he then made a prediction about the chances of the republican front-runner. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. and i think they recognize that being president is a serious job. >> it didn't take long for donald trump to respond to the president's shoutout. listen to this. >> this man has done such a bad job, he's set us back so far and for him to say that, actually is a great compliment if you want to know the truth. >> trump added that if he would have run for the white house in 2012, president obama would have had just one term in office. what a mess this storm damage in gloucester county, part of the cleanup under way across our region. skyforce 10 captured the damage from yesterday's wild weather.
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powerful winds ripped the roof off this boys club in the homesburg section of philadelphia. inside, water's leaking and gaping holes dot the ceiling. the boys club set up a fund-raiser and we posted a link at our website. still, the damage willç linger for a while. >> look at the tragedy right now. >> these coaches live for these kids. it's heart breaking. >> i like playing hockey here. >> it's a shame for the family, the kids that come here. everybody is a volunteer. >> also yesterday, high winds toppled over this construction site in port richmond. witnesses told us the wind came out of nowhere. the crash sounded like a bolt of lightning. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> six minutes after 5:00. the winds have really settled down. we are drying out this morning. though there are still clouds around. we'll get sunshine today an a big warmup. timed perfectly for the weekend. this morning, chillier. we're in the 30s now. reading is 36 degrees with
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cloudy skies, philadelphia international has just dropped to 35. right at freezing for cape may with clear skies. there's a live view. still looks damp so keep an eye out if it looks damp, it might be a bit icy, if the skies are clear overhead. the clouds are keeping most of the area above freezing this morning. there will be breaks in the clouds. we'll see more an more breaks as the day goes on. that will lead to a warmup during the day today. temperatures climbing into the upper 30s and low 40s. you'll see clearing skies, more sunshine this afternoon, then this morning, 30s and 40s today. tomorrow, a bill chillier. the seven-day forecast will drop down to 26 degrees tomorrow morning. high of 38 in the afternoon. on friday, 45 degrees. the big warmup, there it is, for the weekend, saturday and sunday, the temperatures way into the 50s. in the 50s again on monday. >> four or five days ahead of us. probably good time to wash the car and get that salt off.
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>> excellent plan. i'll be doing that today. let's check your ride to work this morning, especially if you take some of the area breaths. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> we have a scheduled bridge opening right now, just checked in with the tacony palmyra for 5:05 opening. probably in the process of it right now. i did just check with my cameras on route 73 approaching the toll plaza for the tacony palmyra bridge. there were no delays yet because of that.ç your alternate is the betsy ross. that's nice and clear. no scheduled openings on the burlington bristol. here's 78 in the lehigh valley around lehigh street, no problems in either direction. everybody is moving along nicely. haddon township, this morning, a utility pole down due to an earlier accident scene on the black horse pike southbound around nicholson road. traffic still allowed to move through the area. we're still in the green, pretty much in the entire area surrounding. updates for you on the scene to come. >> 5:08.
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reform ruling. a new decision could impact charter and public schools in philadelphia. we'll tell you about the decision made on charter school laws in the city. plus, local health officials are preparing for the zika virus right here in our area. we'll show you what they're doing now in a live report in just minutes.
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world health officials say they may need to use controversial methods to stop the spread of the zika virus. that means they will consider
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the use of genetically modified mosquitos to wipe out zika. environmentalists worry that the genetically modified approach could harm the ecosystem. zika has been declared a global emergency. in camden, health officials are closely tracking the zika virus ahead of mosquito season in our area. matt delucia is live in camden. they're looking at where it hits and how vulnerable our region could be, right? >> that's right, vai. in camden county right here has some of the most advanced mosquito monitoring capabilities in our area. the cdc has issued noticed to state and local health departments about tiu mosquito-borne virus that's being contracted mostly in central and south america. the vir has been shown to cause birth defects if a pregnant woman is infected. here in camden county, it's far too cold to see mosquitos right
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now. i am told that some of the mosquitos in this area are the same type that can carry zika. it's really not just that, there's something bigger to keep in mind. >> we still are very aggressive in how we monitor mosquitos in the area, because while zika may not be the dangerous of viruses, there are other viruses, other parasites that exist out there that are native to this area and that could be much more harmful. >> a lot of this comes down to preparation. we've been hearing about this quite a bit over the past few weeks, knowing where you're traveling to and how to protect yourself, wearing long sleeve clothing, especially heading to this areas of central and south america. i'm tweeting a link right now, i tweeted a couple minutes ago, before we went on the air of what, state by state, what they have been doing, their precautions and notice and alerts to the people in your area and how you can protect yourself so you can see that @matt delucia.
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we'll try to retweet it on the nbc philly twitter account as well. live in camden, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 5:14 and 35 degrees at philadelphia international. today rowan university trustees plan to take the first step toward building a medical school in atlantic city. ac is about an hour away from rowan's main campus in glassboro, gloucester county. they would partner with atlantic care to build the medical school campus. both rowan and atlantic care will pay for the study. an estimated 40 million americans owe student loan debt. if you're one of them, listen to what happened to this guy. a house tan man was arrested because he hadn't repaid a 29-year-old student loan. he was handcuffed and shackled, briefly put into a cell before being brought before a judge who ordered him to pay, over time,
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$5,700 to cover the loan and unpaid interest. >> so unrealistic that you can treat a citizen as if he's a drug dealer. >> people in debt shouldn't be afraid u.s. marshals will come and kick their door down. this was an extreme case. it was escalated by mr. acres himself. >> he admits he does owe the money. aker refused multiple requests to appear in court dating back to 2012. a newark high school teacher helped find a gun in a student's backpack. she smelled marijuana near the student yesterday morning. she isn't the boy to the office where they found drugs an a loaded gun in the backpack. police arrested the stoon the for carrying a concealed deadly weapon and drug possession. some philadelphia city council members want to make it safer for your kids to ride hoverboards. a council committee passed a bill yesterday that would riff children to wear a helmet and other safety gear.
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the bill must pass through the full council. tom wolf will be in philadelphia to officially launch a new shipping service that will create hundreds of johns for the city's port. the cargo service links the packer avenue amarine terminal with two ports in the gulf of mexico. the first shipment arrived in philadelphia earlier this month. the new service will add 100 jobs to the marine term until and create 300 to 400 trucking and warehouse jobs. speaking of shipping, it was interesting. i saw some of the footage of that big accident in scranton on route 81. there was a fedex truck part of that. i thought my goodness, somebody is expecting a package, may not get there on time. hopefully that's not the case this morning if you're expecting something. let's check the roads. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the bridges again. >> yes. we're in the process of an opening on the tacony palmyra. it was scheduled this morning for 5:05. we are in the process of that. your best bet for an alternate right now is the betsy ross, the
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burlington bristol, no scheduled openings yet. a lot of times we see that quickly after we see a bridge he tacony palmyra. this is route 73 approaching that scene right here. this is the toll plaza. no big backups. not a lot of folks out on the road yet. not a huge delay. still take the betsy ross to be safe. the new jersey turnpike northbound there's an accident near james fenmore cooper service area. take 295 to get by that scene if you want to be safe. better safe than sorry. here's route 202 around 29. no problems either direction. not a lot of cars in the area as well. we're in the green. a seven-minute trip southbound from the schuylkill to route 29 and speeds at 57 miles per hour. everybody still moving along. mass transit, no problems or delays this morning. if that's one of the routes you take, septa, amtrak, patco, new
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jersey transit and d.a.r.t. running on time. the national weather service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in south florida. one of the twisters hit broward county. and you can see some of the damage from the air. there were no reports of any injuries. meantime, a tornado touched down in north carolina. experts say the twister was on the ground for less than a minute. the national weather service says the tornado brought winds of about 100 miles an hour. and pennsylvania turnpike officials reportedly say an outdated forecast is partly to blame for pileups that included some 500 cars, trucks and buses that were left stranded for hours during last month's blizzard. officials testified at a state senate hearing yesterday that they need to communicate better with their contracted weather forecaster. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 18 minutes after 5:00. we are dry this morning. the rain is out of here. still some clouds overhead but those will be thinning out, too. the wind, that's died down at
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least for now. the wind will pick up some this afternoon. by then, the temperatures will be higher. 35 degrees right now. that's 16 degrees colder than yesterday. it was so warm yesterday, ahead of that heavy rain and the gusty winds, the rain is completely out. it is nice and dry in the area.ç we will see sunshine today to turn the temperatures around. what we wouldn't see is wet weather. you can see rain showers in south and north carolina. that is snow moving through the ohio valley and the great lakes into northwestern pennsylvania. light snow there. for us, we will stay dry. we'll see more an more sunshine. clearing skies, breezy, high temperatures in the 40s this afternoon. northwesterly winds are drying winds for us. drying and temperatures will be held back into the 40s today. 15 mile-an-hour winds this afternoon. less wind tonight, colder tomorrow morning, 26 to start with and 38 tomorrow afternoon. bright sunshine through the day on thursday. friday, we'll see some clouds rolling in as the temperature
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climbs on friday to 45 with a look at saturday. sunny skies, 59, the high temperature and into the upper 50s again on sunday. nice and mild monday before showers arrive with a cooler day tuesday. >> thank you, bill. 20 minutes past 5:00 this wednesday morning. a local iconic building could be in jeopardy. that's what some officials are saying about the famous pagoda. we'll tell you why they think it could be at risk. plus an update on the san bernardino terror investigation. find out how high-tech giant apple is getting involved in the case.
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this morning, septa will do another safety blitz to reminded you not to cut across the train tracks. officers will be at the frankford transportation center to hand out flyers and talk to commuters. new this morning, apple says it plans to fight a judge's order to help the fbi unlock the iphone used by one of the accused shooters in the san bernardino terror attack. syed farook and his wife, tashfeen malik died in a shootout with police after authorities say they killed 14 people back in december. not been able to get past security features on farook's phone. yesterday, a judge ruled apple must step in to help the fbi access the information that's on the device. apple's ceo called the order a breach of privacy. it's 5:23. ben franklin could disappear from the nation's currency if officials take the advice of one former treasury secretary.
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cnbc's landon dowdy has more in this morning's cnbc business news. good morning. >> hi there, tracy, good morning. former treasury secretary larry summer says it's time to get rid of the 100 dollar bill. he argues corruption is aided by larger denominations of paper currency as it's easier for criminals and terrorists to move cash in large bills. the treasury says it has no plans to take any bills out of circulation. meanwhile, over on wall street, the markets may add to tuesday's gains. futures are higher this morning and stocks are sharply for a second day despite a drop in oil prices. boosted by industrial and tech names such as boeing and yahoo!. crude is edging higher but still trading around $30 a barrel. look for data today on inflation and housing starts or new home construction. the dow rising 222 points to
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16,196. the nasdaq up 198 to 4,436. back over to you. >> thank you. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. 5:25. 35 degrees. it's getting chilly outside. but it is dry. live view of boathouse row. we will see some sunshine today. i'll have your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. morning. >> morning, bill. we're watching the area bridges right now. route 73 around the tacony palmyra bridge, that's the toll plaza up in the right-hand corner of your screen. no delays behind that. we have a scheduled opening in place from 5:05. now another bridge opening coming up. i'll tell you what time within i come back at 5:30. and i'm katy zachry, live in allentownç where a city police officer was shot overnight. he's here at the hospital recovering. coming up after the break, we'll take you live to the scene and explain how it's connected to a weekend homicide.
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plus, back on the boardwalk but it comes with a bigger price tag. find out how much it will cost to keep the miss america pageant in atlantic city and who will be paying for it. this morning of nbc 10 news sponsored by cherry hill nissan.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> breaking from overnight, officer shot. one man is in custody this morning after a police-involved
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shooting and standoff in allentown. >> fund-raiser fraud. one couple is now facing charges after allegedly setting up a fake collection for veterans charity. we'll tell you where it happened and what investigators are now checking for around the area. and school reform ruling. charter schools in philadelphia score a big win in court. we'll tell you how the state supreme court decision could impact education in philadelphia. it's just about 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's start with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert forecast. it's dry and warmer. we have sunshine later today. we're signing up. >> the temperatures are still falling at this hour. that's the only thing you'll find falling in our area. it is dry, the rain completely gone. there's a good chance we'll stay dry for the rest of the week. you'll need to get the jacket out this morning. colder than yesterday.
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one degree above freezing in doylestown and wrightstown. millville is now down to 30 degrees. if it hasn't completely dried out, watch out for icyç spots this morning. most of the area, though, the streets are dry, including center city. 35 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00 this morning, sunshine and near 40 degrees and it will go warmer as we go into the afternoon. the winds will also pick up a bit. a chilly breeze at 42 degrees at 1:00 today. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. let's check in with jessica boyington to find out how your first alert traffic is moving. >> we're not moving much. we had an earlier scheduled opening on the tacony palmyra for 5:05. starting to get back in business there. the betsy ross is the alternate. we have a scheduled opening for the burlington bristol. that's schedule for 6:10 this morning. here's 95 around woodhaven road. you can see no problems in either direction. we have a great drive time


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