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gone away pretty soon. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> it was so thick yesterday, vai, and slow to clear, but this morning we've got a little bit of a breeze blowing. that's helping to keep the fog from forming. you can see the flags atop of the aramark building at center city. riding in on those winds are some cooler temperatures, though it's not as cold as yesterday, the numbers are falling right now. we are watching for fog, some very light fog. the visibility in wilmington is down to two miles. to be considered dense fog, it has to be a quarter mile visibility or less, and we're nowhere near that right now, but we'll keep an eye on the visibilities. as the temperatures fall, fog can thicken up. right now it's 41 degrees in wilmington. a little bit colder now for pottstown and reading both in the 30s at this hour. but the temperatures will turn around. after dipping down into the 30s, we'll be up to 44 degrees at 9:00 and 50 degrees with sunshine. fog will be gone by lunchtime and the wind will be picking up. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in
ten minutes, but right now, jillian mele is standing by with the first alert traffic. good morning, jillian. good morning, bill. to you at home as well. we have an accident on 76, the eastbound side right near the blue route. you can see it right there. it's on the shoulder, so it's not blocking anything on the highway itself, but it is enough to cause drivers to tap their brakes as they pass that scene, so we could see some volume continuing to build on that portion of 76. drive times on 95 still pretty average. no big delays to report yet southbound into center city, still clear at this hour. if you're taking mass transit, no issues to report. everything is on or close to schedule. and for drivers in delaware this morning, we are following some construction on 495 southbound just past route 13. we have two lanes blocked in that area. vai? >> thank you, jillian. all morning we've been following breaking news in bustleton. that's where about an hour ago, philadelphia police caught two burglars who found themselves surrounded by cops with no way out. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at the scene talking to police. what are they telling you? >> reporter: vai, right now, police are saying that detectives are trying to match
up prints that they took off the back door where these crooks broke into this target store, actually cut their way in, to see if they are connected to at least six other burglaries of target stores in pennsylvania, around philadelphia. not necessarily in the city, but around the city. the two were arrested, as see said, about an hour ago, on the roof. in their backpack, they had a portable saw and also walkie talkies. there were also walkie talkies found in a vehicle parked here in the parking lot, and now investigators are trying to see if there is perhaps a third person still on the loose. >> burglars were together and they had a walkie-talkie, and there's walkie-talkies in the rental car that was a pretty good distance away, although in the same parking lot. so, there may have been a getaway driver. >> reporter: and they are now have towed that vehicle over to an impound lot where they will check it for evidence, dust it for prints, et cetera.
the two suspects over at northeast detectives, were they are being interviewed. they didn't give any information, their names or ages, but they are under arrest for burglary and other charges. we'll have an update on this coming up at 6:55, including a look behind the store at how they get in, where they cut their way into the store. that's at 6:55. live in bustleton this morning, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> all right, see you in the next half hour, jesse. meanwhile, that same target store was robbed earlier this year. this is video from april 19th. police say three men came out of the restroom after closing and forced workers to stand in one area and then the robbers made an employee take money from the registers. they got away with between $10,000 and $30,000. none of the workers was hurt. it is 6:03 and 38 degrees outside right now. a possible firebombing is under investigation in west philadelphia. crews responded to this home on west girard avenue around 2:30 this morning. fire investigators are calling this suspicious. neighbors tell nbc 10 they heard
a loud explosion, then saw the flames. no one inside was hurt. happening today in berks county, the tractor-trailer driver charged in a deadly crash there will appear in court for his preliminary hearing. police say steven bernier fell asleep at the wheel and was speeding when he crashed into several cars on allentown pike in maiden creek township. two people were killed, a young veteran and a nurse. we have new information in the case of a man accused of kidnapping a philadelphia woman. the federal trial for delvin barnes was moved from next month to may of next year because the defense requested additional time. barnes is accused of abducting carlesha freeland-gaither off a germantown street november 2nd. investigators tracked down barnes and the victim three days later in maryland. if barnes is convicted, he could face life in prison. three more ironworkers have pleaded guilty in a case of union intimidation. richard richie, william o'donnell and christopher prophet are among 12 people
charged in the case. all but one have pleaded guilty. the members of ironworkers local 401 allegedly used violence and intimidation to get union members assigned to jobs on nonunion work sites. two elected officials from philadelphia and a former traffic court judge are facing charges in a corruption investigation. representatives ron waters and vanessa lowery brown turned themselves in yesterday. philadelphia's district attorney says an informant recorded conversations of him giving money to waters and brown in exchange for their influence. traffic court judge thomasine tynes is expected to enter a guilty plea later today. two other state representatives from philadelphia are accused in this scandal but have not yet been charged. there is help for parents whose children attend a new castle county charter school. the charter for maurice moyer academic institution in wilmington is being revoked at the end of the school year. so, now families can learn more about enrolling their children elsewhere next year.
a meeting is scheduled for 6:00 tonight at the school. and happening today, the nativity scene at philadelphia's love park will be blessed. bishop john mcintyre will preside over the ceremony, starting at 4:00 this afternoon. students from st. francis xavier parish elementary school will also perform traditional christmas carols there. and mayor michael nutter took part in the ceremony at 30th street station to mark the start of hanukkah and the jewish festival of lights. in addition to the candlelighting ceremony, those attending enjoyed traditional music and ate potato pancakes, known as latkes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> we're watching for fog this morning. so far, only really seeing some very light fog. there's still time for it to thicken up a bit, but the wind is blowing, and that's helping to prevent fog from forming this morning. a windy afternoon, but we will
see sunshine today. it's this weekend that we'll have some wet weather, rain and some snow over the weekend. 42 degrees right now in allentown, 42 also for northeast philadelphia and atlantic city. a much milder start. and the fog was thicker in the pocono mountains. this is a view from the poconos this morning, which is seeing snow on the ground but could see a rain shower during the day today. you can see a little bit of very light fog in this view. this is the view from the comcast center in center city. visibility is down to two miles in wilmington. that's much better than it was yesterday. ten-mile visibility in doylestown and in the pocono mountains. not an issue there. the wind helping to keep things mixing up in the atmosphere just a bit. a 5-mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia is just enough to keep -- excuse me, in wilmington. a little bit stronger in philadelphia, just enough to keep the fog from forming. you can see the wind is stronger in the pocono mountains. that's where we could see some rain showers during the day today. those clouds blowing through the rest of the area as the winds will be increasing this afternoon.
so, keep an eye on the sky if you're going skiing, because you may see some rain drops. just some light rain drops on and off. the rest of the area will stay dry today. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling for upper 40s for allentown, quakertown and reading with partly sunny skies. a breezy day for trenton, northeast philadelphia and for the shore it's going to be nice and sunny. high temperatures in the 50s. but you'll feel the wind blowing in vineland and dover, topping out in the low 50s today. and warming up to 51 for wilmington, chester and glassboro. but this may be the end of the 50s in the near term. seven-day forecast with a look at that weekend storm when i come back in ten minutes. >> it's about ten minutes after 6:00 on this hump day in december. time to get a check on mass transit, also an accident on the schuylkill. >> let's get details on both with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> good morning. let's talk about 76, an accident on the eastbound side right near the blue route. two-vehicle accident. police are on the scene.
it's on the shoulder, so not blocking anything. it's nothing major, but it still causes drivers to slow down as they pass, and that's enough sometimes to create additional volume on the roads, especially at 6:09 in the morning when 76 eastbound is typically getting busy there. so, that's something we'll keep an eye on for you. heading into new jersey right now, 42 freeway, drive times very average. no accidents, no delays to report on 42. the walt whitman bridge is clear right now. in fact, all of the area bridges are looking good. you can see the tacony-palmyra, ben franklin, betsy ross free of any delays out there. and mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. ♪ whoa, that's a picture for this time of the morning! okay, but these mummers have a big announcement today. it will mean double the fun for you. and getting the boot. today is "a great day for motorists," according to one new jersey politician, because those red light cameras have gone black.
it is 13 minutes past 6:00. happening today, we'll get official word about a new tradition the mummers hope to start in 2015, but you've already heard about it first here on nbc 10. sources close to the mummers association tell us the performers will add a second parade next year. they will strut down main street in manayunk on sunday, february 22nd. organizers hope the mardi gras parade, which they're calling it, will raise thousands of dollars for the mummers and help preserve the tradition. >> i think it just adds to the allure of manayunk. i mean, there's already the bike race that comes through here. i mean, it's certainly a hub of all kind of entertainment. >> organizers insist the mummers mardi gras parade will be centered on families and there will be zero tolerance for drinking on the street.
and we have new information on the hazing scandal involving a north jersey high school football team. the sayreville athletic director is now suspended. the board of education made that decision last night. it came after younger players accused their teammates of holding them down and then beating and even sexually assaulting them. the head football coach is suspended from teaching and coaching. and seven players are facing charges. principals at six turnaround schools in wilmington must be replaced unless delaware agrees to an exception. that's the word from state education officials. the move could disqualify all but two of those principals who are in their first years at the schools. christina school district officials asked for all three of its current principals to lead the turnaround effort, but education officials say federal rules and state law require new principals take over. a protection hearing is scheduled to resume today for nascar driver kurt busch after his ex broke down in tears yesterday, asking the judge to keep him away from her. busch allegedly assaulted her at
dover international speedway in september. patricia driscoll testified busch choked her and smashed her head into a wall. the alleged attack happened not long after the couple broke up, but busch's attorneys deny the allegations. we have new information this morning about the suspects in a bucks county coin shop robbery. david pirgrossie was arraigned last night and daniel leflar is awaiting a preliminary hearing. police say they're both seen at coin and collect yiblgs in bensalem last week. investigators say in the men tied up several people, smashed cases and stole more than $5,000 in coins. new jersey's controversial red light camera pilot program is no more. the program ended at midnight. for the last five years, drivers had been ticketed for going through red lights at 73 intersections across the state. it was all part of an effort to reduce accidents and compile safety data. when all of the cameras are unplugged, the department of transportation will then review
the data and submit a report to the state lawmakers. meanwhile, the department of energy predicts the average american family will save around 550 bucks next year, thanks to lower gas prices. the department expects gas costs for the average household to be the lowest since 2004. right now, aaa says the national average is about $2.53 a gallon. speaking of driving at 6:16, let's check your drive to work this morning. >> and here's nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> good morning. we still have an accident on 76, the eastbound side right near the blue route. you can see police on the scene. it's a two-vehicle accident on the shoulder, but as we see volume increasing in the 6:00 a.m. hour, that's when we start to get more volume, especially right near an accident scene. so, 76 drive times not really impacted too much by that accident just yet, although i anticipate this number increasing as time goes on. eastbound from the blue route to the vine will take about 14 minutes, 12 minutes in the other direction right now. heading to chester county, we have some construction in west goshen. you can see fern hill road.
this is a long-term construction project in this area, right near turner lane. you can take paoli pike if you need to avoid it. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> temperatures are falling, but not nearly as cold as yesterday morning. nice and clear. this is the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. we're going to see a lot of sunshine. we're still watching for some areas of fog. not seeing it at philadelphia international. 41 degrees right now. and not seeing it at the jersey shore. it's a bit damp. that's from the rain yesterday. the rain is now completely offshore, and that will dry up. in part because of a gusty wind. and the wind is blowing this morning, just enough to keep the thick fog away, but the visibility has just gone down since the last report, the last few minutes, down to a mile and a half at wilmington. that's the worst of it. 36 degrees right now at pottstown. there are some 30s and 40s across the area. marcus hook is 43, while upper 30s in wallingford, swarthmore and st. david, newtown square at
40 degrees this morning. so, nowhere near as cold as yesterday and pretty mild today. we'll watch the radar screen. nothing to see today in the immediate philadelphia area, but there are some rain showers that will be moving through the pocono mountains, light, scattered rain showers or nothing but rain as it will be too warm for anything else. it's the weekend that will turn colder. and with this on the way, we could see some snow in the area. this is a storm system that will form to the south and stay to the south for the first half of the weekend. that's early saturday morning. by saturday night, we could see some snow moving into the area mixed with rain. not a big system. saturday afternoon you can see s no snow, but by midnight, light snow in the pocono mountains could stretch into philadelphia first thing sunday morning. but then the temperatures will be warming during the day on sunday, so we'll see rain over that snowfall. that will really limit any totals. it looks like just a light snowfall possible, mainly a rainstorm on sunday.
for us today, no rain, partly sunny, breezy, any fog disappears. look at the temperatures this afternoon. into the 50s today. but it will be turning chillier tomorrow. a brisk day, a high of 45 degrees after a morning low of 33 in philadelphia. and chilly again on friday, but both days we'll see sunshine. it's saturday that we'll see the sunshine fade. clouds increasing, then that chance of rain and snow saturday night and into first thing sunday morning. then during the day on sunday, mainly rain with temperatures into the low 30s. breezy on monday and look at tuesday, turning milder after a morning low of 38. up to 50 tuesday afternoon. all right, thank you, bill. how about this story? the united states plans to bid for the 2024 summer olympics. four u.s. cities are competing to host those games. san francisco, los angeles, boston and washington, d.c. they still need to be paired down, so the u.s. olympic committee will decide next year which city will make the bid for the games. 6:19. hackers threaten sony again.
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40 degrees outside at 6:23 this wednesday morning. as you take a live look at the walt whitman bridge in south philly. no rain today, partly sunny, but it's going to get cooler towards the weekend. and bill henley will be along with his complete seven-day forecast in a moment. drive sober or get pulled over. that's the message from federal transportation officials as we get closer to the holidays. the annual holiday drunk driving crackdown launched in washington yesterday. over the next few weeks, more than 10,000 police departments and law enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for
impaired drivers. this year there's a new tool to help drivers get home safely. it's called the safer ride mobile app. >> this free app helps users connect with a safe ride home, via taxi or a sober friend, and shows you your location so you can tell your driver where to be picked up. >> the safer ride mobile app is available already on google play for android devices and it should be available for apple devices soon. good morning at 6:24. we continue to follow an accident on 76 eastbound right near the blue route. it's on the shoulder. and what you're looking at right now, the taillights, that's just a little bit of a slowdown approaching the accident scene. and to the right side of your screen, you can see the police lights flashing. that's the location of the accident. so, a little delay. nothing major, but still something to be aware of. i'm also just getting details about an accident in wilmington. i'll have that coming up in the next few minutes. let's head outside to cape may
where we're off to a warmer start today. >> yeah. 43 degrees right now in cape may and beach avenue is starting to dry out, but rain has ended and the rest of the area's running warmer, too, anywhere from 8 to 14 degrees warmer. well, there is some chilly weather for pottstown to start with. it's 36 degrees there. philadelphia northeast is at 42, and it's 40 degrees in roxborough. and look at south philadelphia, fifth and wharton 44 degrees. the shooting spree is over, so what's next for the young survivor? braxton is live with details on how they're helping the victim. >> reporter: a tremendous outpouring of love and support. we'll tell you how you can help out and we'll also tell you what happened to him after the break.
beginning for the survivors of the montgomery county killing spree. this morning, we're learning about what you can do to help. and the calendar says that it's december, but it's not really going to feel like it today. we'll show you just how warm it's going to be in your neighborhood and when the colder weather is expected to be back. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it's just about 6:30. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his warm first alert forecast. bill? >> yeah, definitely warmer today. we're going to see temperatures into the 50s, like we saw yesterday, but we'll see more sunshine today. the rain has moved out and the temperatures are not looking too bad this morning. and this is a view looking past center city. look at that! you can see some light fog in the area. nothing too thick so far, but there are some temperatures that are dropping in the wilmington area, so it's a bit thicker there. it's dropped to a mile and a half visibility in wilmington and millville is seeing reduced visibility, but nowhere near as thick as yesterday. it is warmer.
41 at philadelphia international, millville, pottstown and reading in the 30s. but the temperatures will be climbing. any fog disappears and clouds will be moving out, too. being blown out. 50 at lunchtime, 52 degrees at 3:00 this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. but right now, let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> good morning, bill. to you at home as well. we have two accidents on 76. the first is eastbound near the blue route. we've been following that. the other accident just happened, 76 eastbound right near 30th street. you can see it right here. it involves a tractor-trailer and another vehicle. we know at least two vehicles involved at this point. it is blocking the left lane, so you can expect to see a slowdown on both of those areas of 76. again, eastbound near the blue route, eastbound near 30th street. 95 is also starting to slow down right now. you can see drive times southbound from woodhaven to the vine will take you about 22 minutes. so, we are seeing that congestion continuing to build on 95. for drivers in delaware this morning, we're just getting word of an accident reported in wilmington, right on ramsey road at beaver valley road. so, use caution there.
if you're taking mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. tracy? new from overnight, would-be burglars who were hold up in a philadelphia target store for several hours are now in police custody, and we have new video just in to the nbc 10 newsroom within the last few minutes. take a look at that. see the hole? the suspects cut a hole in the door to get into the target in bustleton. it was around 1:00 this morning. they tripped the silent alarm. a security company alerted police. officers surrounded the building and were able to arrest the suspects about three hours later. a montgomery county community remembers six family members murdered in monday's killing spree. they're also supporting the only person to survive brad stone's attacks. nbc 10's monique braxton is live outside jefferson university hospital in center city, where that lone survivor is being treated. monique, what can you tell us? >> reporter: vai, anthony flick is in serious but stable condition here at jefferson university hospital. now, the 17-year-old is the nephew of the assailant, who killed six people. right now he's recovering from
stab wounds. his mother, father and a teen sister were killed. montgomery county's district attorney also tells us flick was injured trying to defend his sister. last night, we attended a vigil here and talked to those who knew the victims. >> our hearts are broken. our communities are broken. >> i tried to hold it together a little bit, but everyone's emotions really poured out tonight. >> reporter: classmates and friends have collected more than $12,000 at gofundme.com. the souderton-talford rotary is also raising money for the victims. we're going to continue to monitor the condition of anthony flick and have updates for you on air and online. live for now outside jefferson university hospital, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> here's another part of the story. two marines who served with brad stone in iraq say they're angry over claims that he had post-traumatic stress disorder from combat.
>> when something happens like this and we see the word marine or we see the word iraq war veteran or afghanistan war veteran, we instantly jump to the conclusion and think ptsd, okay? that couldn't be farther from the truth. >> they claim stone's unit never saw battle and that he was consumed by a bitter divorce long before deployment. monday night's search in bucks county, meantime, for brad stone turned out to be a false alarm. a man matching stone's description was involved in an attempted carjacking. that led to an all out search in doylestown. police are still investigating that, but it is not related to the stone case. and as we've been telling you, several funds are set up to help the survivors of the killing spree. if you'd like to help, go to nbc10.com and be sure to stay with nbc 10 as we learn new information about the case. just hours after telling the nbc 10 investigators that she was afraid her ex-boyfriend might kill her, a glenolden woman was dead. investigators say former colwyn police officer stephen
rozniakowski killed her monday night and then the woman's husband shot him. rozniakowski is now charged with murder. investigators say rozniakowski gunned down his ex-girlfriend, valerie morrow, at her home in glenolden. they say he also shot and wounded morrow's teenage daughter, then morrow's husband, also a cop, returned fire, injuring rozniakowski. >> he went there to executive the entire family, in my opinion. i have no doubt about that. >> now, hours before the shooting, police served rozniakowski with a court order to stay away from morrow. she called the nbc 10 investigators and said he started stalking her after she broke off their relationship and was afraid he would kill her. the three people accused of assaulting a same-sex couple along a center city street will stand trial. katherine knot, kevin herringan and philip williams will appear in court again on january 6th to be arraigned. investigators say the suspects attacked a gay couple because of their sexual orientation back on
september 11th. defense attorneys insist both parties played a role and claim the victims' sexual orientation was not an issue. happening today, a former delaware county gym teacher alone formally arraigned on charges that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. bill barber worked at garnet valley middle school for the past 12 years and prosecutors say a former student of barber's sent him nude pictures and they had a steamy conversation on social media. he's accused of having sex with the teen in his office a few days after that exchange. los angeles prosecutors say they will not charge bill cosby after a woman claimed that he molested her in the '70s. they say the statute of limitations ran out. the woman told police recently the incident happened at the playboy mansion when she was 15. she also filed a civil lawsuit. and now to the atlantic city casino crisis. we're just days away from the trump taj mahal closing its doors. the casino's owner asked billionaire carl icahn yesterday to keep the taj open well into next year. the request comes at the same
time that the main casino workers union is challenging a court-ordered move to cut workers' health insurance and pension plans. the casino is scheduled to shut down saturday morning. the final round of new jersey's superstorm sandy relief money will likely pay for housing for victims. governor chris christie's administration announced plans for spending nearly $502 million in federal aid. about $440 million will be used to complete repairs on all eligible sandy-damaged homes and to make more rental units available. the state will hold public hearings next month to discuss the plans. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a warmer morning. the rain is gone, but we're watching for some fog. and so far, only seeing some light fog in the area. we will see a warm day, but gusty winds blowing and the winds, though they're not all that strong this morning, are helping to keep fog from forming. the winds will not stop us from warming into the 50s this afternoon, but there's some cooler weather ahead.
and this weekend, that could lead to some rain and possibly some snow, too, especially areas north and west. right now, 40s for allentown, northeast philadelphia, but millville has dropped down into the 30s, and that's where we're seeing some light fog. look at this beautiful view from the loews hotel. nice and clear otherwise. we're getting ready to see sunshine. we were running about 35 to 40 minutes before sunrise this morning and we will see a lot of sunshine. but as far as fog is concerned, just light fog now in wilmington, millville and mt. holly in the last few minutes. the visibility has actually improved in the wilmington area. it's the wind helping to mix the atmosphere and keep the fog from forming this morning. the radar shows it's clear in most of the area with one exception, the pocono mountains seeing some light rain showers this morning as the temperatures are in the upper 30s and more are lining up to the west. so, scattered light rain showers in parts of the mountains today, but not everybody's going to see that rainfall. 41 degrees this afternoon for mt. pocono, upper 40s with partly sunny skies for allentown, quakertown and
reading. no rain in those areas. 49 in doylestown, but look at the 50s for northeast philadelphia and mt. holly and lots of sunshine for the jersey shore, cape may, vineland, dover. we'll see windy conditions, but plenty of sunshine. and sunshine will warm temperatures into the low 50s for wilmington, chester and philadelphia. but don't get used to it, because it turns colder heading into the weekend. a look at the potential storm when i come back with the seven-day forecast. 6:38. we all know what happens in the 6:00 hour, congestion continues to build. also an accident in wilmington at last check. >> let's get an update with jillian mele. >> our big problem right now is on 76. major delays are starting to build. this is 76 eastbound right at the vine street expressway. and you'll notice that drivers are just barely crawling along right now. this is all because of an accident that i told you about happened in the last ten minutes. it's 76 eastbound right near 30th street. it involves a tractor-trailer and another car, so the left lane is blocked. we have one lane getting by. and you can see the result of this. a big delay out here. this is not typically where we
see a delay in the morning, so you really need to leave yourself some extra time if you are heading out on that portion of 76. and it's also really starting to impact your drive times. on a normal day, about 18 minutes is our drive time right now, and that's what we're reading westbound from the vine to the blue route, but you'll notice the eastbound side is 26 minutes. so, we are seeing a significant delay on that portion of 76. again, that's something we will continue to follow for you. and this is what vai had mentioned. we are still following an accident reported in wilmington. ramsey road at beaver valley road. if you're waking up in new jersey, we're not reporting any accidents on the majors there. and so far, so good on mass transit. vai? >> thank you, jillian. revenge attack? this morning we have new information on the deadly assault on a school in pakistan. and we found out there may be a connection between the bombing and the 2014 nobel peace prize winner. security fears. the group that hacked sony pictures is making a serious threat against american movie-goers. (vo) nourished.
frontier airlines will bring back its round-trip delaware-to-tampa flight next week. starting monday, you can catch a flight from wilmington to tampa. frontier cut the tampa route back in october but promised to bring it back as it is. the airline flies also to orlando from wilmington. hey, don't touch the gas tax. that's what new jersey drivers are telling lawmakers. many say they'd rather deal with potholes than higher gas prices. a new poll shows 66% opposed increasing the tax. 41% support the move. lawmakers have talked about raising the tax because they need to replenish the transportation trust fund, which pays for road repairs. new jersey schools saw a decline in bullying, violence and weapons incidents last school year. a 9% decrease from the 2012-2013 school year.
bullying incidents alone have been cut in half since schools were required in 2011 to document and investigate every allegation. a controversial christmas card has led a fraternity to suspend its chapter at the university of pennsylvania. the zeta chapter of the phi delta theta sent out this picture, showing fraternity members posing with a dark-skinned blowup doll. some say the image was racist and sexist. the fraternity's international headquarters told us it is investigating, releasing a statement, saying in part "we are deeply concerned by this image. phi delta theta is a values-based organization and the lack of judgment associated with this image indicates a disconnect from those same values." the group that claimed responsibility for the sony hack has made a new threat, calling on theater-goers and patrons to stay away from places where the movie "the interview" will be shown. now sources sayasony pictures has told theater owners that
they can cancel their plans to show "the interview," which is supposed to debut on christmas day. a spokesperson for the national association of theater owners has not commented. the department of homeland security is aware of the threat but says there is no credible intelligence about a plot against theaters. we have new information this morning about what may have motivated deadly school attack in pakistan. some military experts are speculating that yesterday's attack came as revenge for malala yousafzai winning this year's nobel peace prize. you'll remember, she survived a taliban attack in 2012. 148 people were killed, mostly children, when taliban militants stormed that military-run school in pakistan. a majority of americans agree with the harsh interrogation practices used by the cia after the 9/11 attacks. that's according to a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. 51% of those polled say the interrogation tactics were
acceptable under the circumstances, and 45% said they should be used in the future. 28% said the cia went too far and were wrong. a senate intelligence committee released the report last week, detailing how terror suspects were treated shortly after the 9/11 attacks. the numbers also mirror the divide on capitol hill. a majority of republicans and independents say practices were acceptable. most democrats disagree. and happening today, pennsylvania governor-elect tom wolf will be talking finances. wolf will be discussing the state's fiscal situation later this morning. he will inherit a nearly $2 billion budget shortfall when he's sworn in as governor next month. wolf beat out republican governor tom corbett in the november election. and president obama has signed the $1 trillion spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown. this keeps most government operations running until september. the one exception is the homeland security department, which runs out of money in february, and that could touch
off a debate over immigration. a man with a name familiar to the white house is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president. jeb bush told his followers on facebook and twitter he has decided to "actively explore the possibility of running for president of the united states." bush, as you know, is the son of president george h.w. bush and brother of president george w. bush. his first step will be setting up a fund-raising political action committee in january. >> if i can get comfortable with being a candidate that gives people hope that we can fix some of these big problems that we have so that we can take advantage of our opportunities, that's what i'm pursuing. >> an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll of registered voters shows that jeb bush was viewed positively by 26% of those surveyed, him negatively. the los angeles police department could be the nation's largest law enforcement agency to equip officers with body cameras. they're planning to arm 7,000
officers with the technology by next summer. some as early as next month. the cameras will cost the lapd about $10 million for the first two to three years. and the family of a black man shot to death by a white officer inside an ohio walmart has sued the officers involved. walmart and also the city where the shooting happened. the federal lawsuit claims that police were negative and violated the victim's civil rights. officers shot john crawford inside the walmart store as he held an air rifle. police say he did not respond to commands to drop the rifle. the grand jury did not indict the officers. >> still pursuing justice, because to me, that is justice. you have to be held accountable. you don't get a pass because you have a sidearm and a shield. >> the officers have not commented on the lawsuit, which claims police were negligent and violated crawford's civil rights. it is 6:48. there is a new twist in director
roman polanski's plight to get charges dismissed from nearly two decades ago. the 81-year-old hired a new legal team to fight his extradition from france to los angeles. he's accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in los angeles back in 1977. he has been in france ever since to avoid facing more jail time. an american airlines flight diverted for severe turbulence will once again take off again later today. 15 people were hurt aboard the rough flight that took off from seoul, south korea, on its way to dallas, landed in tokyo instead. today the flight will resume its trip to dallas. >> they constantly remind you to keep your seat belt buckled. that's the reason right there. let's look ahead to new york and the "today" show this morning. >> natalie morales and matt lauer. good morning, guys. >> hey, vai and tracy. good morning to both of you. and coming up on a wednesday here on the show, that cyber attack against sony pictures now takes a dangerous turn with the hackers now threatening violence against movie-goers. this morning, how law enforcement and the studio are
responding. also ahead, from triumph to tragedy. we're going to take a look back at the biggest stories of 2014 and how we covered them right here on "today." plus, they exposed locksmith rip-offs a few years ago. this morning, our rossen reports team goes back to the very same neighborhood and tries it again. so, have things gotten any better? we'll tell you. those stories, and a live performance from pop star charlie xcx performing one of my children's favorite songs, here on "today." vai and tracy, back to you guys. >> yeah, there's always trouble when jeff rossen's around. there's always sure to be troubling following. >> exactly right. somebody's not going to come out of that smelling like a rose. >> never. see you at 7:00. thanks, guys. >> all right. >> see you guys later. >> bye. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> got a pretty good start to the day. look how nice and clear it is. this is a live view from here at the nbc 10 studios. we are now about a half an hour
away from sunrise this morning. we'll see a lot of sunshine. we'll also see a pretty good wind. it's picking up a little bit. it's just at 8 miles an hour so far at philadelphia international. a windchill of 37 degrees. but overall, it is warmer. it's going to be windier this afternoon. still some clouds blowing through the pocono mountains. this is the view from the french manor this morning. could be some scattered, light rain showers in the pocono mountains. the rest of the area will stay dry. we've been watching for fog, just some light fog right now in millville. visibility's already improving in wilmington. so, nowhere near as thick as yesterday. the satellite shows clouds thinning out. there's still some clouds to watch in our area north and west for the showers in the pocono mountains. and look at the cloud cover over the south. texas has got a storm system that is going to be coming together with the potential for us this weekend of some wintry mix into sunday morning. this is 2:00 friday afternoon. you can see the heavy downpours moving through louisiana into
mississippi and alabama. that storm will be on the move. by early saturday morning, it will still be well to our southwest. and it will take most of the day saturday for it to arrive, but we'll start to see the clouds move in on saturday, and that could lead to a wintry mix saturday night and into sunday morning. this is the extended future weather, which shows by midnight sunday morning, we could see some light snow north and west and into the pocono mountains. and a mix of rain and snow is possible in philadelphia. but this one looks like it's mainly going to be too warm for any significant accumulation on sunday. and now there's a better chance we'll get some steadier rainfall come monday. i've just updated the seven-day forecast. but today, nothing falling from the sky. the fog disappears, what little we had this morning. sunshine and 50s this afternoon. the winds gusting to 25 miles an hour today will bring us down into the 30s tomorrow morning, low 30s to start with. just 45 degrees. a brisk day thursday and friday with a high of 43.
clouds arrive during the day on saturday. and saturday night we'll see that light wintry mix move into the area, and it will be here to start with on sunday. 43 degrees sunday afternoon. then the chance of rain will be here on monday. just rain with temperatures in the 40s in the afternoon, turning milder and drying out tuesday with a high of 50. seven minutes before 7:00 right now. at last check, we were watching the problems grow on 76. >> jillian mele in the first alert traffic center with all the details. >> i have a big update for 76. the accident i was just following cleared. and that was the accident eastbound right near 30th street station. it was blocking the left lane. but unfortunately, take a look at everything it did. we have huge delays. this is a live look at 76 eastbound right near spring garden street. that delay will go all the way down to 30th street. so, that right there is the accident that just cleared. this accident, 76 eastbound near the blue route, that happened earlier this morning. that also caused a delay. that is out of there. we have a new accident on 76 right now, happening in the last
few minutes. this is westbound right near belmont avenue. that is a two-vehicle accident that appears to be blocking the left lane. so, we are now seeing a slowdown on the westbound side. but take a look at the eastbound delays from the earlier accidents. the drive time from the blue route to the vine will be about 36 minutes. so, heavy volume out there on 76. and we also just got word of an accident, very minor, but just to let you know, it's 422 westbound right at oaks. in fact, it looks like it's pretty much clearing right now. penndot's still at the scene, but it was an accident, a vehicle that went off of the highway on to the shoulder there. vai? thank you, jillian. here's a story you don't hear every day. burglars get trapped in a target. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in the bustleton section of the city with details on how that pair got caught. jesse? >> reporter: they got caught because police surrounded the building and wouldn't let them get away. now they're in custody. we'll have that story and new video coming up after the break. i'm nbc 10's monique braxton live outside jefferson university hospital. after the break, we'll update you on a survivor of a killing spree in montgomery county.
i'm jesse gary live in bustleton, where investigators say two burglars broke into this target store through the back door. this is new video showing the steel door they cut through to get inside. that tripped an alarm and ultimately brought 7th district police here. hours of searching by officers and canine units led to two men arrested while hiding on the roof. police are checking to see if they're connected to six other target burglaries over the past month. this store will open in just under an hour. live in bustleton, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. i'm nbc 10's monique braxton live outside jefferson university hospital, where 17-year-old anthony flick is in serious but stable condition.
he is the nephew of the assailant who wiped out four generations in northern montgomery county. the district attorney says he's recovering from stab wounds. last night we sat with mourners at a candlelight vigil. classmates and friends are raising money to help him at gofundme.com. the rotary is also raising money for the two daughters of the assailant. live in center city, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. all right, let me get you updated on 76. this is the accident right here, westbound at belmont avenue. you can see the left lane is blocked. and check out your drive times there. and also, take a look at this picture that we have. 76 right near montgomery drive jammed solid in both directions because of an accident westbound and an earlier accident eastbound. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> looking at temperatures that are a lot warmer this morning. it's 41 degrees in philadelphia. we'll see them climb into the 50s this afternoon with a good deal of sunshine but also pretty good wind. >> thank you, bill.
the "today" show's up next. we'll see you for local updates in about 25 minutes. >> you can get realtime updates at nbc10.com. good morning. breaking overnight, the new york premiere of "the interview" can spelled amid threats of attacks on theaters. its stars now scrapping all public appear perhaps, one movie chain vowing not to show the controversial movie at all, as the fbi closes in on the group that hacks sony's computers. chilling image, nbc news cameras allowed inside that pakistani school where at least 142 people died in a brutal taliban attack. that death toll still rising this morning, as survivors describe what they witnessed during the massacre. scare in the air. [ screaming ] at least 14 passengers injured