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winds out of the northeast at just 4 miles an hour at 9:00. even this afterfn as clouds move in and the temperatures move up, wind wouldn't be the issue. cloudy skies at noontime and 38 degrees. we will go warmer than that a little bit today. i got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we are watching an accident scene in west philadelphia, girard avenue and 57th street, two vehicles involved. one has struck a pole. we'll have video in the next 10 to 20 minutes. the schuylkill expressway around 202. no problems eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway heading into the center city area, a 12-minute trip. we're dong okay there. as for 95 in delaware, moving through, we're doing okay. we have a ramp closure, 95 southbound to exit 7b, which is route 52. that will be out there until about the 24th of february. something that might tie up your
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morning commute. northbound/southbound, no problem. 13 minutes at the most northbound from 295 to 495. more updates on that west philadelphia accident when i come back in the next ten. vai? we're following a developing story out of west philadelphia's kensington section. one man is beaten and robbed in his own home. police say someone he knew was involved. drew smith live for us outside northeast detectives this morning. drew, what can you tell us? >> vai, we're told that two men and a woman ran away from this home this morning, all in different directions. we're told they got away with quite a bit of cash and electronics. police were collecting evidence at the home on the 19800 block of east cambria street. we captured video of the man who lives there walking out to get in an distance. investigators tell us he took a beating from i abaseball bat at gunpoint. the man was inside with a woman he thought was friendly but then two men entered and began robbing him and then she later
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joined in. >> there was definitely a violent struggle, furniture is overturned. there are other items of furniture that are broken. there's blood inside of the property. >> reporter: police are getting and interview with the victim. he was taken to temple hospital where he's being treated for some of the injuries he received in that beating. they say he does know the woman who he was friendly with before she turned against hum. they're working on getting an i.d. for her. i hope that leads to the other accomplices in this case. reporting live, drew smith, nbc 10 news. now from our south jersey bureau, this morning, we have video that appears to show burlington city police arresting a 60-year-old man and breaking his arm in the process. that man is suing the department. here's the video.ç >> get on the ground. >> steven conn suffered a broken elbow during this arrest in a
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wawa parking lot in 2014. he says officers used excessive force and that he did not resist arrest. on the right-hand side of the screen you can see an officer detaining conn's passenger this all happened after that woman had an argument with the wawa worker. conn was waiting in the car. his attorney believes his officer saw him try to hide the end of a marijuana joint. >> it's an old man with an officer kneeling on his back who takes his arm back in an unnatural angle purposefully and there's only one thing that arm can do and that's break. >> the prosecutoprosecutor's of investigating the allegations. we did reach out to the police department. we're waiting to are a response. crews put out a fire in a travel camper parked at a restaurant. the flames broke out around 11:15 outside a cracker barrel on east lancaster avenue no no one was hurt. a small earthquake shook a
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north philadelphia community last night prompting a rash of calls to 911. the magnitude 1.6 earthquake was confirmed, hitting the town of butler, horace county -- morris county. okafor settled his speeding case. he drove 108 miles an hour across the ben franklin bridge last october. that's more than twice the bridge's posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour. okafor pleaded guilty to a charge of unsafe operation of a motor vehicle and he'll pay a fine of more than $430. okafor is on track to make around $4 million this year. now to decision 2016. the democratic presidential candidates will square off in the nevada caucuses tomorrow. last night they spoke to voters in a town hall meeting on msnbc. hillary clinton and bernie sanders appeared separately in las vegas. they each spent an hour taking questions, both criticized donald trump while pushing their own immigration platforms.
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both tried to appeal to latino voters who make up about 17% of nevada's voting population. >> should unite families, not divide families. we should not be sending people back to a country that they can barely remember and a language they may not even be able to speak. you know, i was the first person to call out donald trump. i said, enough of this prejudice and pair knowia. >> both candidates hope to use a win in tomorrow's nevada caucuses as say springboard to the south carolina democratic primary on february 27th andç e super tuesday races on march 1st. rivals ted cruz and marco rubio are taking aim at each other ahead of tomorrow's republican presidential primary in south carolina. rubio alleged the cruz campaign doctored this photo of him shaking hands with president obama. with cruz claiming rubio supported amnesty for undocumented immigrants. the cruz campaign fired back saying they're pointing out rubio's shifting stance on immigration.
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meantime, rubio won the endorsement of south carolina governor nikki haley, despite calls from the bush family for her to support jeb. >> let me tell you, jeb is a dear friend. this is about fight. this is about passion. >> jeb bush spent the day trying to convince voter that his fight is not over. bush is polling in fourth place in south carolina and in sixth place in the latest national poll. it's 5:06. 24 degrees outside. from our trenton bureau, new jersey governor chris christie is calling on a federal agency to make it easier for victims of last month's winter storm to borrow money they need for repairs. the governor is asking the small business administration to make a disaster declaration for people who live in ocean, atlantic, cape may and cumberland counties. that declaration would free up low interest loans. home owners could borrow up to $40,000 and businesses could borrow up to 2 million. the tech industry is starting to line up with apple in its fight against the federal
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government over the encryption that it uses to keep iphones secure. earlier this week, a u.s. magistrate ordered apple to help investigators break into an iphone use by one of the san bernardino mass shooters. apple has until next tuesday to challenge that ruling. ceo tim cook said it would degrade iphone security and make users more vulnerable to spies and cyber thieves, facebook and twitter agreed. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> seven minutes after 5:00. get ready to bundle up if you're heading out the door. it is a cold start this morning. this will be the coldest morning of the week. clouds increase, sunshine this morning. it will not last all day. the good news is, those same clouds will be moving out for the weekend an a big warmup coming into the area, especially on saturday. but sunday is looking pretty good, too. this morning, it's cold. plain old cold for atlantic city, 19 degrees. 21 in northeast philadelphia.
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look at that, mt. pocono, 18 degrees. they're back to making snow in the mountains. that's the view from shawnee this morning. satellite, it's clear. right now we will see sunshine to start with. you can clearly see what's on the way. clouds are already in western pennsylvania. sweep through the area during the day. i don't expect to see any rain drops or snowflakes coming with those clouds. mostly cloudy one, bethlehem, fleetwood, pennsburg all in the upper 30s, low 40s for king of prussia, abington and morristown. cape may 40 degrees with clear skies. low 40s for milford and smyrna this afternoon. won't see a lot of wind, won't see a huge warmup either. it's below normal, normal high temperature in the mid-40s this time of year, 42 for philadelphia, malvern 39 and woodstown 40 degrees today. there is a big warmup for the weekend.
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i've got the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten minutes. >> we are all ears. thanks, bill. 5:09 as we speak. time to get a check on traffic this friday morning. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has been watching that accident in west philadelphia. jessica? >> that's right, vai and tracy. hood me we just had video of this scene from just a few moments ago on girard avenue and 57th street. you can see one vehicle right in here that has crashed into a pole. another vehicle was involved as well. you can see the flashing lights with the police activity on the scene. if you're tuning in, this is west philadelphia around girard avenue and 57th street. that's right in this area. you can see we're still in the green for the most part, even with that accident scene in place around that intersection. take haverford avenue to get by for now if you feel nervous about being stuck in delays. here's road construction that's in the process of being cleaned up northbound between the pa
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turnpike and the car/truck lane split. the three lanes were closed until about 5:00 this morning. crews on the scene lifting those closures. we're less than six months away from the 2016 summer olympics in rio. we're getting a whole new look at the games or the preparations for the games. find out what you can expect this year from the olympic park and the venues. good morning, i'm matt delucia, live in manayunk where the folks here are getting ready to host the mummers again tomorrow. we'll explain, coming up.
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black silk, from folgers. ♪ this weekend, the mummers take to the streets of manayunk for the mummers day parade. congressman bob brady announced an $8,000 nonprofit donation to help tomorrow's parade go forward. matt delucia is live in manayunk this morning. you're concerned about the mummers this time around? >> reporter: well, çvai, not among some business owners. only the string bands will be taking part in this parade tomorrow. ♪ manayunk started this mardi gras parade last year and brought it back because it brought in a lot more business last time. this is video from that event.
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this is going to be a mile long parade, starting tomorrow morning at 11:00. goes in sherrs lane to green lane. this really all comes down to continuing the philadelphia mummers tradition, the big difference that we'll see between this and new years day, manayunk wanted this to be more family friendly, more interaction with the mummers and there will be zero tolerance for drinking in public. some business owners tell me, out here on main street, this is really something they're starting to look forward to. >> it brought people from all over the u.s. i mean, people were walking in and it was really great just to see that. some people who have never been here before, never been able to make it to the mummers parade. they're coming to manayunk. >> everything gels together a little bit. it's not a college town here. it's a town where families live.
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>> and right here, you can see some of the store fronts, all deck out in mummers gear and the mardi gras theme for this parade. right next door is the mummers mardi gras headquarters, a way to keep people here after the parade ends. last year i'm told about 3,000 people showed is up. that was enough, some folks here tell me, to generate a little bit of revenue for this area here. live in manayunk, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 5:15. lankinow is reaching out to keep the area green. they maintained a fruit and vegetable garden but every year it is damaged by vandals. as a community they're trying to raise awareness and help in finding the resources to rebuild
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and put into place reventative measures so it doesn't happen again. a mother and son face charges in what prosecutors call a real estate scam carried out in several south jersey counties. christian edmonds and his mother lisa smith are accused of sellingç or leasing properties they were not permitted to. they believe there could be more. they ask anyone who believes they were victimized to call the camden county prosecutor's office. this among, we have video of the moment a helicopter crashed in pearl harbor. people at the scene jumped into the water to help the tourists on board. take a look. five people were in the helicopter when it went down near the "uss arizona" memorial.
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a teenager remains in critical condition. a witness described the scene and moment of impact. >> it hit the water, saw it splash down. two people popped out. i jumped in. >> the ntsb is investigating. it's 5:17 and 24 degrees outside. happening today, the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia will lie in repose at the supreme court. this morning, there will be a private ceremony, then the public is invited to pay respects. president obama and the first lady will be among those filing past the casket today. funeral planned for tomorrow as part of a supreme court tradition, a black drape is hanging over scalia's chair on the bench. 5:17. we want to continue to update you on that crash in west philadelphia. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has been watching this. jessica? >> we do have a vehicle crashed into a pole. police presence obviously on the
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scene as you can see with those flashing lights. lane restrictions in the area on girard avenue and 57th street. again, two vehicles are involved here. there may be some sort of accident investigation under way right now. as you can see, around that intersection, we're still in the green, no real backups there. no ward as to whether or not the roads are closed but traffic still seems to be allowed to move by that point right now. take haverford avenue to get by. if you are traveling out the door in montgomery county, there is some road restrictions in some places. 422 around trooper road, eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. an eight-minute trip. trooper road not backed up. more updates when i come back. for some people, you pack away your sunscreen when you move into the winter, right? it's just for the summer? hidden among the beach towels and the swim goggles.
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>> dermatologists say sunscreen is vitally important even during the cloudy, cold days of winter. >> every day. >> gloves, scarves, heavy coats, we all haveç a mental checklis when it comes to protecting our skin on cold, gray days. sun block may not be on the list but skin experts say it should be. the uva rays, however, do not take a winter holiday, remaining strong year around. adding up even if you're not outside as much during the winter months. >> we'll see sunshine to start with for sure today. bright sunshine returns to the weekend. today what we'll see are clouds moving in. right now, the wind has died down. it is a cold morning. 24 degrees in philadelphia. that's 8 degrees colder than it was yesterday. just a little bit of a breeze now out of the north at 6 miles an hour. that's at the airport. most of the area not seeing wind. we will see sun just before 7:00 coming up. it will be bright to begin with. the clouds come in just as the temperatures start to climb.
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14 now in millville. down to 19 in wrightstown, pottstown in the middle teens right now. look at the teens for swarthmore, wallingford, 18 degrees currently. currently st. davids, 19 degrees. satellite shows we are in the clear to start with. these are the clouds that will be moving in. they're being pushed into our area by warmer air. strangely enough, creating some snow showers in northwestern pennsylvania. we will not see the snow. we will get the warm. that will happen this weekend. the clouds are moving in and will still be with us into the 7:00 hour this evening. look at the break in the clouds. that's what we'll see overnight tonight. the clouds move out, sunshine and 60 degrees saturday afternoon. that's 1:00 in the afternoon, maybe a few high clouds in maryland. they'll steer clear of us. on sunday, a different story. we'll be watching for the west again. at 11:00 in the morning, showers
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in the ohio valley. that's a possibility for us later on sunday during the early evening hours. we could see a few rain drops. too warm for anything other than that. today, it won't be warm. a cold start and chilly afternoon as clouds increase, the temperatures increase but only into the upper 30s and low 40s today. tomorrow, not as coal in the morning. 35, look at that, beautiful 60 degrees saturday afternoon with plenty of sunshine. another mild one on sunday. we start with sunshine on sunday, clouds develop later and there's that chance of some light rain showers sunday evening. by monday, mostly cloudy skies, 48, a little bit cooler. and then here comes more wet weather. coastal system likely to start as rain as temperatures drop tuesday night. we could see a wintry mix, especially in areas north and west and then back to the rain, 43 on wednesday. drying out, a chilly one degrees. >> thank you, bill. 21 minutes past 5:00. 24 degrees in most of philadelphia.
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part of the culture, that's what a father is saying about his son's former high school in essex county after suing for bullying. how the son's former baseball coach is involved. plus, the rise in the economy. we'll tell you about the latest trend in u.s. jobs that's attracting a lot of workers.
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5:24. more people are earning money through so-called gig companies like uber and airbnb.
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few consider that their full-time job. >> good friday morning to you. more people are joining the gig economy but mostly to supplement their primary income. a study by jp morgan chase found 1% of adults earned cash last year. at 2.5 million, the sharing labor force is quu to the teachers in the public school system. it's a third of their total income. on wall street, futures are higher this morning and stocks snapping three days of gains on thursday as a rise in oil prices was offset by disappointing earnings from walmart. oil is edging lower today. look for data this morning on consumer price inflation. the dow falling 41 points to 16,413. the nasdaq down 46 to 4488. back up to you. >> thanks. have a nice weekend.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather. it's a cold start this morning. temperatures in the teens and the 20s. we are going to see some clouds move into the area during the day but we are getting a clear and cold view of the battleship new jersey. 24 degrees in philadelphia. most of the area is running a little colder than that. i've got your neighborhood by neighborhood, hour by hour forecast just ahead. meantime, jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center on a friday morning. >> happy friday, everyone. bout to head out the door and you're out in the lehigh valley, you'll be okay so far on 78 around lehigh street. that's what we're looking live at. no problems. a lot of cars out there for this time of morning. updates if are you out in west philadelphia when i come back at 5:30. i'm drew smith. a live following the detective's search for three suspects involved in a violent home invasion, robbery and beating. we'll explain how the people likely got access to that home, coming up.
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plus, a pop-up restaurant for a good cause. we'll tell you how hundreds are pitching in to give back to their communities through food.
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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today," we're following a developing story out of
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kensington where police say a man was beaten and robbed during a home invawjjy why investigators say he was set up. we'll learning what bill cosby and his legal team are asking for in his lawsuit against the woman accusing him of sexual assault. hear about their demands. an a cold start this morning with temperatures below freezing. just wait until tomorrow where we could be in the 60s. hello. 60s in february. >> tease right there. >> it's 5:30. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. let's start with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert forecast. what about tomorrow? >> tomorrow is looking great. >> okay. >> you still have to deal with today. >> all right. >> it is cold outdecide is morning, colder than yesterday. skies are clear, the wind has died down and the temperatures have been dropping overnight. look at the teens, pottstown, doylestown, wrightsville and millville. teens in south philadelphia, fifth and warden. 21 in roxbo

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