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get ready for more bitter cold. we hope you enjoyed that one-day warm-up. it's still 38 degrees as we take a live look. that's not too bad, but we're heading back towards weather that will feel like zero. >> the day starting out warmer but radar tracking light snow before the cold blast moves in. bill henley said enjoy it. embrace that warm temperature. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. yeah, bill did give us the kauf yacht caveat that this would last till spring. >> it is going to get colder during the day today. we're still riding on the warmer air. we felt yesterday when we were in the 40s, temperatures freezing along the i-95 corridor. this view from center city no sign of any precipitation yet. light snow falling for parts of the area north and west as temperatures come down in reading and allentown, mt.
pocono, 24 degrees, reporting light snowfall. but it's still 39 degrees right now in northeast philadelphia. but that will be falling this morning. along with some light snow. looks like we could see a dusting in some areas, but nothing more than that. most areas will wind up with no accumulation. 30 degrees at 9:00 and lunchtime we'll see some sunshine but gusty winds blowing. so we'll still be at 30 degrees. then they start to tumble this afternoon. we'll go through it hour by hour of future weather when i'm back in ten. right now let's check in with jillian mele. morning. >> good morning. it's still really quiet on most of the highways. that includes 76. this is a live look near spring garden street. both directions just a few drivers out there. 76 is clear so far this morning. the entire length of the way. same situation on the blue route and 95. we've had spots of overnight construction but nothing that's causing any big delays out there. and that also goes for the pennsylvania turnpike. you can see the lines of green out there. it means no delays at all. 23 to 24 minutes is what we're seeing as drive times between
ben salem and valley forge. if you're taking any of the area bridges, everything is clear right now. chris? new from overnight, crews had to respond to this row home fire in west philadelphia. it broke out around 12:30 this morning in the basement after i home on katherine street. firefighters put it out and everyone inside got out safely. 4:32. today's chance of snow comes on the one-year anniversary of this terrible ice storm. remember that? it left hundreds of thousands of people across the area without power. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in berwyn. what are utility companies saying about lessons learned from that last year? >> reporter: one of the things they learned, tracy, is that last year's ice storm was the second worst storm in terms of the number of outages in the history of peco. nearly three quarters of a million customers lost service. in some cases outages lasted for days forcing residents to abandon their cold homes and go elsewhere. officials say entire portions of some service areas and territories needed to have
utility poles rebuilt. now, one of the things the utility learned and changed is where and how often it trims trees. crews identified areas that are more vulnerable to outages due to downed limbs which can knock out service. in some case, they cut the routine time trimming in half. that may help customers moving forward including the women you'll meet in the next 30 minutes. her family had to move in with relatives when the freezing temperatures went inside her house almost below freezing inside her house. we'll hear her story in 30 minutes. live in berwyn chester county jesse gary, nbc 10 news. e. 4:33 now. happening today, a judge will sentence an ocean county man whose 4-year-old son shot and killed a play mat. anthony senator of toms river pleaded guilty to child endanger endangerment endangerment. his 4-year-old son and 6-year-old friend were playing when his son went into the house, grabbed his dad's rifle and shot the 6-year-old. senator said he left the loaded gun under his bed.
an autopsy report could mean charges will be upgraded against a delaware county man accused in the death of a toddler. daniel grafton is charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. police say he was baby-sitting his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in an apartment on tuesday. he told authorities that he step add way and when he returned he found the boy face down in a bathtub. investigators say it took an hour for him to go for help. happening now, crews in taiwan continue searching for a dozen passengers missing after that plane crashed into the river yesterday. this is a live look here at the recovery efforts under way in taipei. an aviation official is i saing that the pilot of that that that transasia plane radioed "mayday, mayday engine filmout" "flameout." the crash killed at least 31 people and injured 15. just about 4 clp:35.
lower merion police say its officers acted properly when they questioned two snow shovellers last week. the investigation began when a woman took this picture of what she thought were teen shovellers outside her home. she suggested the shovellers were racially profiled because they were african-american, but the police department says the shovellers were actually adults and since any adult soliciting for business needs a permit it was within policy for the officers to stop the shovellers. if you're waking up hoping to be a powerball multimillionaire, sorry. >> yeah. >> you're not. we're not. >> your tickets are like mine. >> worthless. >> no big winner last night. so the jackpot will swell to $360 million for saturday's drawing. that means there could be an even bigger winner, right? >> okay. >> maybe? no one matched the six numbers last night in the powerball, but some players in this area did make out okay. someone in pennsylvania purchased a $2 million winning ticket. and two ticket buyers in
delaware will also get a million dollars apiece. we're working to find out where those tickets were sold. not where mine was bought. here are the winning numbers from last night's powerball drawing. 24, 36 51 52, 56. who could have had those weird numbers? and the powerball was 22. again, 24 36 51 52 56, powerball, 22. >> well let us know if you won any money like that. the $2 million, that would be all right. >> yeah. we would take it. we would help you find a way to spend it. wilmington is trying to combat something, trying something new, rather to combat crime. >> next the new source of intel that's helping out the cops. plus a different effort to reduce violence in the lehigh valley. we'll show you how neighbors are pitching in to put an extra level of security in place. temperatures are in the 30s at the shore and in philadelphia. getting a warm start, but the day won't end that way. right now 38 degrees at 4:36. ♪ good morning, usher!
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4:38. new this morning, the state of delaware will hire crime consultants to offer strategies to police. the state will pay up to $200,000 for the consulting work. the contracted firms will work with delaware's new wilmington public safety strategies commission. police report 19 shootings in willmington already this year with 7 deaths. this morning we have an update on a plan to raise money for security cameras in reading. so far businesses and private citizens have donated about three quarters of the $80,000 the city needs. the city says it just doesn't have enough money for eight more cameras. so leaders started a gofundme page online. officials say the cameras are not only for security but also a way to make people in the city feel safe. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> tracking some light snow this
morning, just some very light snow. and it's falling on fairly warm ground. the snow maybe a dusting in some areas won't last all day. gusty winds kick in and then here comes the cold. temperatures plummet and keep sliding tonight. light snow continues at mount pocono while trenton is 36. dover is 36 degrees right now. the wind well the flags getting all wrapped on top of the aramark building. winds will be strong this afternoon. it's going to blow this snow right into the i-95 corridor. before 7:00 i expect it to stay north and west. you see it already in burks and lehigh county and into the poconos. just very light snowfall right now. a dusting in areas north and west. but it's less likely along the i-95 corridor and delaware and south jersey. less likely to see accumulation there. 8:00 this morning, spotty showers. look at temperatures. hovering right around 30 degrees this morning. it's this afternoon that those winds kick in. and even though skies clearing
and we'll see sunshine, the kempts s temperatures will come down. by 5:00 during the evening commute, 23 degrees in the city. teens farther to the north. and the cold, temperatures in the 20s even extend to the shore, toms river will be 22 degrees at 5:00 this afternoon. so a cold blustery afternoon. a little light snow this morning. won't last. the winds kick in and temperatures come down. i'll show you how low they go with the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. >> 4:41 which is one of the best times of day to get to work or anywhere you need to go quickly. >> if you have to be to work early, the roads are usually clear at this time right? >> yes, no accidents or delays to report. drive times very average right now. 76 westbound out to the interchange with the pennsylvania turnpike will take you five minutes. 13 minutes from woodhaven to the vine. average speed 62. that's good. blue route northbound 95 to 76 will take you about 16 minutes, tracy. changing times means
changing health battles. >> new this morning, the shift that puts a new danger atop the list for women. plus that deadly train crash in new york it's serving as a wake-up call for officials in this area. the concern over trains traveling through local neighborhoods and what's being done to make sure your family is safe.
just about a quarter to 5:00 right now. u.s. and its coalition partners trying to stop isis are showing signs of strain. nbc 10 national correspondent tracie potts reports from washington. >> we need partners on the ground to beat isis. >> reporter: but some of those partners are leaving senior defense and military officials now confirm the united airrab emirates has pulled its fight from isis because they want more u.s. search and rescue teams closer to syria in case their pilots go down. jordan is asking for more weapons. >> a lot of this requires important coordination not just in terms of the work that we
have to do with congress but also in terms of the work that we'll do with the jordanians to ensure that we are providing the actual assistance that they are requesting and that they need. >> reporter: anger is boiling over in jordan after an isis video showing their pilot burned alive. turns out it happened weeks ago. >> isis is really trying to fracture the coalition. >> reporter: jordan isn't waiting for the coalition. they've executed two prisoners in retaliation. ashton carter seeking confirmation as defense secretary tells congress -- >> the united states involvement is, i believe, essential. it's necessary. but it's not sufficient. >> reporter: some lawmakers are skeptical the u.s. strategy is working. >> you're not winning in war, you are losing. >> reporter: the u.s. does have support from the british. >> we will not stop until the murderous isil extremists behind this and their poisonous ideology are eradicated. >> reporter: but it's not clear that's going to happen any time soon. but here's one area where democrats and republicans here
are united. all 26 members of the senate armed services committee voted to make sure we get the military equipment to jordan that they need in this fight. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. this morning a family in south philadelphia is trying to keep a loved one from being deported to mexico. immigration officers detained jaime last month after his dui arrest last year. he has four children who are u.s. citizens and his wife is battling some health problems. the family is now working with a nonprofit to free him from a detention center in northeastern pennsylvania. the mexican consulate in philadelphia is seeing a big increase in passport applications. this is in response to an obama administration policy that allows some undocumented immigrants to temporarily avoid deportation. the consulate is now hiring more workers and staying open until 7:00 to deal with the overflow. officials say they are handling
triple the volume they did last summer. police in several burks county communities are warning parents about a string of attempted child abductions. police say a man grabbed an 11-year-old boy while he walked to school. also a man driving an suv approached a girl outside a school in reading and someone approached another girl in bern township. now on tuesday, we showed you this sketch of the suspect. police say all the cases could be related, but there are few differences. so for now, they're taking all cases seriously. >> the investigators are looking for some footage right now, and we're hoping to find something on that footage. >> you know you keep your eyes out. keep your eyes open for anything suspicious. >> police say parents should have the talk warn their children to stay away from strangers. officers are stepping up patrols near schools and bus stops. police in cumberland county are investigating a second home invasion targeting an elderly person in just the past four days. bridgeton police were called to a home on wayne road tuesday night. a 74-year-old woman told police
two masked men came in through an unlocked door demanding money. she says they ransacked her bedroom and left without hurting her. investigators say that robbery is similar to one saturday night just a couple of blocks away. in that case police say two men armed with a knife broke into the home of a 94-year-old man demanding money and attacking him. he's in the hospital now. police are increasing patrols in that area. near new york city federal investigators are looking into that deadly commission between a commuter train and an suv. the crash killed six people tuesday night, and we have learned that eric vandercar, a penn graduate was one of the victims. investigators are focusing on why the suv stopped on the tracks between the crossing gates. and the new york crash is renewing concerns about train traffic in and around the philadelphia area. >> yeah some activists are saying that communities need to be informed in case something happens. watchdog groups say they're now counting about 15 to 20 oil tanker trains per week passing through this region. the worst-case scenario for a
derailment or crash may involve serious explosions like ones that have happened in canada and north dakota. at a meeting last night, safety advocates expressed concerns and laid out what could be done to prevent a dangerous situation. >> there's a lot of opportunities for action for community members to make whether it's holding our governments accountable, making sure that companies are being held accountable and making sure our communities are protected. >> watchdogs say hundreds of thousands of people across the region live in the potential impact zone for an oil train accident. industry leaders have said that safety needs to be a top priority. 4:49. federal officials will conduct a safety inspection of washington, d.c. subway system following last month's fatal incident there. starting in month inspectors will assess strengths and weaknesses of the metro transit network and find ways to improve safety. one passenger with ties to philadelphia died. and more than 80 others were hurt last month when smoke filled a train inside the tunnel near a busy downtown station. now your nbc 10 first alert
weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> the clouds are moving in, the wind will be picking up and temperatures falling. right now not much wind here at nbc 10 but clouds are over the city and we're waiting for light snow to develop. the temperatures not bad right now at 36 degrees. this is part of why i'm not expecting to see much in the way of accumulation. areas north and west more likely to get a dusting than parts of the city. look at lehigh county. the snow has started just in the last five to ten minutes, it started to pick up a little bit. a light snow falling there. and in lehigh county expect to see a dusting of snow. the temperatures are mainly above freezing. there are a couple colder spots. wrights town at 30. but coatesville is 39. usually one of the colder temperatures. pendell is 38. and farther forth and west doylestown, 37. and it's above freezing in quakertown. but snow already starting to move towards that area.
you can see light snow just off to the north and west. you see parts of the burks, lehigh and into the pocono mountains getting that light snow right now. the snow is not going to be the big problem during the day. this snow will go through, and it will fizzle. and by later this morning, it's the wind kicking in that's going to really bring temperatures down. and we will see wind though going to clear things out. but even with sunshine temperatures will be falling this afternoon. much colder air is on the way. so light snow this morning to start with. gusty winds this afternoon. and the temperatures go from the 30s above freezing to the 20s by later this afternoon with winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. and they keep sliding. by tomorrow morning, 12 degrees in the city. the suburbs even lower than 30 in the afternoon. we will see sunshine on friday. but clouds are ahead for saturday. and that will allow temperatures to come up. in spite of the cloud, 42 saturday afternoon. then starting on sunday we've got a system that will be moving in for sunday monday and into
tuesday with snow mixed with rain and the chance of snow will finally end later on tuesday. and finally dry lyly lyly dry conditions wednesday. when you head out, it's not going to be the bitter cold we've been experiencing. that will come on your ride home. but your ride to work warmer. >> yeah you won't have to completely wrap yourself in bundles of clothing before you get in the car this morning. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jillian mele has her eye on any problems out on the roads. >> good morning. still no accidents to report. we've been really lucky so far. majors in and out of center city philadelphia still pretty clear. and this is a good example. this is the vine street expressway here 95. not a single vehicle in this camera shot. it is very quiet out there on the highways. and mass transit's even quiet. septa, everything on time including buses, regional routes. according to their website, they're not reporting any delays on patco right nauert. chris? we have new information this morning, delaware county leaders will spend some big money on a study aimed at drawing new
industries. this comes after county council members visited the sunoco plant on tuesday. sunoco is converting this oil refinery into a processing center for natural gas liquids. the county will conduct a $100,000 study to narrow down the types of industries that could thrive near that facility. lawmakers in new jersey say they are close to reaching a deal on the state's transportation trust fund. that fund pays for road bridge and rail improvements. but it's set to go broke in july. right now details of this potential agreement are unclear. leaders have discussed possibly raising new jersey's gas tax. we'll see what happens. chester county is getting a $1.5 million federal grant for a program to end homelessness. that money will help the county's decades-to-doorways program which finds shelter for the homeless. the program also provides rental assistance so that they can find a more permanent place to live. a big makeover is in the works at a new jersey university. next, the campus that may get its own boardwalk.
or recharging do business travel on your terms. acela. take off. four minutes before 5:00. a live look from lehigh county. meteorologist bill henley said we'd see some light snow, and look what we see. it just started a few minutes ago. just light snow this morning. what you're really going to notice is temperatures later this afternoon. we'll get an update with bill in just a minute. we have new video into nbc 10. the faa is investigating a crash of a small plane. it crashed into a transmission tower of a tv station in texas. lubbock, texas, killing one person on board that plane. the crash caused a tower to collapse, as you see there, and also cut power to the station. no one inside the tv station was hurt. brazil will spend close to $130 million to beef up security for the 2016 olympic games in rio de janeiro. brazilian authorities say they're also working with
security agencies in the u.s. france and germany to tighten security for the summer games. it follows concerns over rising gun violence in rio in recent weeks. two senators in california want to change the state's vaccination laws by eliminating the personal beliefs exemption for parents who don't want their children to be vaccinated. there are now 99 measles cases in this latest outbreak in california. many of those cases linked to disneyland. the proposed bill would focus on vaccinations required to attend school. right now california law allows exemptions for medical reasons and personal beliefs. for the first time lung cancer is deadlier than breast cancer for women in developed nations. the american cancer society says the reason is smoking. researchers said tobacco use peaked years later for women than it did for men. lung cancer has been the top cancer killer for men for decades. speaking of breast cancer though, the fda has approved a new drug to treat an advanced form of the disease. the drug works by targeting
proteins in the body involved in the growth of cancer cells. the most common side effects were low blood cell counts and fatigue. a new study on high school seniors shows less partying and more emotional stress. researchers say the teens that were studied are not socializing as much as their parents did. and once they do get to college, they don't feel too good about themselves. the study shows that high school seniors spent half as many hours hanging out with friends compared to students in the late '80s. major changes are on the way for rutgers university's main campus in new brunswick. under a new master plan presented this week the school is considering building a boardwalk along the river. the plan also calls for a new dining hall and student center. also a foot bridge would link new brunswick and piscataway campuses. >> a lot of growth. >> you're watching nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m.
nbc 10 news starts now. >> starting with snow. and it started. nbc 10 first alert weather team tracking winter weather moving into parts of our area right now. >> live look lehigh county shows that light snow falling just as meteorologist bill henley told us it would. this is coming ahead of a change in temperature headed our way. temperatures will drop and some bitter cold air will move in. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> and i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about the snow and bitter cold temperatures with bill henley. bill? >> i think the snow is going to have less of an impact on our area than the cold that will be here later today. just some light snow. and the temperatures for most of the area are above freezing. so just looking for some minimal accumulation. and it's not in the city yet. but the wind it's already started to pick up. north and west that's where we're seeing the snow this were monthing. and that's where it will be before 7:00 this morning. it's moving into lancaster, burks, lehigh counties right now. that's just some very light
snowfall that's moving into a ammaeus right now. pottstown is 35. but it's just dropped to freezing in allentown while reading is 33. so the temperatures north and west are starting to fall. and we'll see that temperature fall in philadelphia, too. light snow at 7:00. tapering off by 9:00. and temperatures will be falling as the afternoon progresses we'll be at 30 degrees at lunchtime, even though we'll see some breaks of sunshine. the temperatures will dive this afternoon into the lower 20s. katy zachry is in lehigh county right now and witnessing the snow firsthand. morning, katy. >> reporter: hi bill. and i'm feeling the wind. wow! it's really -- it really is biting as it throws the snow into your face. so in the last 15 minutes or so the snow has started falling. and you can see how much -- i mean it's not a large accumulation by any amount but it is coating