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nbc 10 news starts right now. >> right now at 11:00, snow came down this morning across much of our area. nbc 10 cameras in berwyn, chester county, where the flakes were coming down during the morning commute. and now the snow has moved out and strong winds moved in. this is a live look from center city where windchills are making it feel like it is in the teens right now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we're tracking falling temperatures and another possibility of snow this weekend. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now with our forecast. glenn? >> yeah, vai. it didn't feel all that cold a couple of hours ago, but that wind has really picked up and the colder air continues to feed in hour by hour.
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31 degrees in philadelphia now. only 26 in pottstown. and in reading, 16 degrees in mount pocono. it is still above freezing farther to the south. but, the wind making you feel like it is in the teens across much of the area. 12 in pottstown. 11 in allentown. and these numbers are going to just be going down as we go through the day today. the area of the snow showers has pretty much moved out. and we're left with dry conditions for the rest of the day. as you can see, one or two little blips and that's about it. for the rest of the day, you don't have to worry about any snow. but the wind and the cold they're going to stay and the temperatures drop through the 20s and by 6:00 tonight, at 22 that will feel like it is in the single digits. we'll see how low it is going to go where you live and when the next chance of snow is with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> we'll see you then, glenn. you may see snow on the ground depending where you live
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followed by cold temperatures today as you just heard glenn say. monique braxton is live in conshohocken, montgomery county. tell us what it is like where you are now. >> reporter: when we heard snow was coming we thought we would come to the snow emergency route along fayette street. you can see the winds picked up the flags are now flapping in the wind and look over here just to show you how ready merchants are. there is a shovel close by, awaiting to be used. >> as daylight spread across the horizon, snow flurries arrived in conshohocken along with the white flakes came gusty winds. franco tells us despite old man winter's grip on the delaware valley, business must continue. >> main thing is to keep moving. quicker you move the more you move. the warmer you stay. >> reporter: your hands? >> i have gloves. >> reporter: merchants here invite locals to take a warmup break. they say surprisingly there isn't as much foot traffic, but
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several new faces sneaking a hot beverage. >> people come through are for the hot chocolate, more than coffee. >> reporter: we watched people briskly walking with their faces against the wind. one guy rushed out, expecting a repeat performance of yesterday's warmer temperatures. >> it is a little chilly this morning. i wasn't anticipating it being this bad. little breeze. i can handle it. >> reporter: taking it in stride. >> that's right. >> reporter: and that shovel that was waiting to be used can't put a dent in this. look at how this is frozen solid from a previous storm, letting you know just how cold the ground and the air are. stay posted to nbc 10's news app for the latest on the approaching storm and glenn's forecast. live for now in conshohocken monique braxton, nbc 10 news. we have breaking news now. authorities in philadelphia are announcing charges against two police officers following a grand jury investigation. they're accused of beating an innocent man.
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we'll listen in now on d.a. seth williams. >> they saw him lose control of his scooter, and fall to the pavement. when they tried to apprehend him, he grabbed one of the officers, threw him into a brick wall repeatedly elbowed the officer in the face and tried to slam the officer's head into the wall. that was their story. in order to subdue the suspect, the other officer had to use his baton on rivera's body. and when rivera tried to grab the baton, he was hit in the face. based on this information from the officers rivera was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault against the police officers. but before the case got to court, a new piece of evidence emerged. a video from nearby store. the video undermined every, every aspect of the officer's account of the incident.
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as a grand jury found none of it was true. except for the blows inflicted on najeh rivera. in reality, rivera didn't just fall off his scooter as the officers approached in their patrol car. instead, one of them actually reached out of the window and clubbed rivera in the head. the car bumped the scooter and rivera fell to the ground. both officers then got out and immediately placed rivera in their control. he never resisted. he never struck them. he never fought back. they just started hitting him. first one held him against the wall while the other beat him with a baton. then they held him on the ground and beat him some more. with both fists, and baton. there is no doubt that the blows were connecting because the video also had audio. and you can hear mr. rivera from
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the time he fell off his scooter writhing in pain screaming for help. after the beating, the officers handcuffed revar why who was still on the ground and for several minutes they kept him there while he was bleeding and they were standing on him with foot on back. information provided to the grand jury by another officer, another officer arrived at the scene, had thought that mr. rivera had been shot because there was so much blood on the ground. hospital records show in addition to extensive lacerations, the beating fractured rrivera's orbital bone. staples were required to close the wounds. here is a photo of what he looked like. in light of the new evidence explaining rivera's injuries the charges against him were dropped by my office. and the investigation turned to his accusers. rivera was not immediately able
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to testify as we were advised. he was still recovering from the trauma of the attack. once it became available, all the evidence was presented to the grand jury and presentment was returned. the charges against the officers arrives from the beating itself and from the numerous false reports that both officers made in violation of their duty and law. two weeks ago, in this very office, i hosted a meeting of elected district attorneys from around the united states that, like myself were all african-american. we met in light of the national discussion regarding the use of grand juries and prosecutors handling the investigation of the excessive use of force by police. the consensus was that it is our responsibility, not only to work with police day in and day out, but also to hold them accountable on those particular occasions when the officer does wrong. we are not elected -- >> you've been listening to district attorney seth williams reading a number of charges
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against two police officers for beating an innocent man. nbc 10's christine maddela is at the news conference and working to bring us more information as this -- information in the newscast coming up in just a few minutes. we just got this new video in to nbc 10 this morning of a robbery at a 7-eleven in northeast philadelphia. this is a store on buyberry road. the man had his hand inside his pocket like he had a weapon when he demanded money from an employee one night last month. he got away with an unknown amount cash. no one was hurt. a man charged with a rape -- with raping a woman in a philadelphia parking garage on new year's day is scheduled for a preliminary hearing today. steven woodson is charged with attempted murder and robbery. police say the attack happened inside a parking garage at 17th and callowhill in spring garden. they arrested woodson within minutes thanks to a couple of witnesses who -- a couple who witnessed the attack.
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a new report puts two cities in our area at the top of its list of 100 most dangerous cities. neighborhood scout ranks chester, delaware county number two, but camden new jersey was name the number one most dangerous city when population is factored in. according to the report camden had nearly 1900 violent crimes last year. that includes murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults. and here is a look the at the top five cities on this list. camden and chester and followed by detroit, michigan saginaw, michigan, and oakland, california. you can check out the rest of the local cities on the list as well as the full rankings right now on nbc10.com and on our nbc 10 app. happening today, no electricity, no heat no water. that could be the case for the former revel casino hotel if if it doesn't pay overdue utility bills. revel's energy supplier is threatening to shut off services by 5:00 this afternoon. the casino closed last september and is in the process of being
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sold. revel says cutting off its power would violate a court order. its attorney asked the judge to fine acr energy $10 million if it does so. happening today on capitol hill, a leading group of republicans is expected to unveil a replacement for the affordable care act. officials say the gop plan would drop the mandatory coverage requirement. it would also give tax credits to help lower income families and individuals to buy health insurance. the white house says president obama will veto any effort to scuttle the law. last month the aca reached its original goal of 9 million subscribers. this just in the commissioner of the fda told her employees that she is stepping down next month. margaret hamburg broke the news to her staff in an e-mail. she said the agency's chief scientist will serve as acting commissioner. hamburg served in the post since 2009. the nation's second largest health insurer is contacting current and former kists after the company was attacked by
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hackers. anthem says the hackers assessed personal information including social security numbers, incomes and street addresses. the insurance company runs blue cross/blue shield plans in more than a dozen states. it covers more than 37 million people. anthem says it hired an internet security firm to improve its network defenses. the fbi is investigating the cyberattack. we are learning new information about the final moments before the deadly plane crash that was caught on camera in taiwan. we now know what the pilot said in the final seconds before the plane crashed into a river. the latest on the investigation coming up. american sniper is currently a blockbuster movie. and now a real life murder trial connected to the story is about to begin. we'll tell you how the film could affect the case. another round of bitter cold is moving in right now. i'll show you how cold it is going to get and feel and when it is going to warm up again.
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a key partner pulled out of the coalition against isis. others complain the u.s. is not doing enough to stop them. as nbc 10 national correspondent tracie potts reports, we're now hearing from the man who is likely to take over the campaign for the u.s. >> we need partners on the ground to beat isis. >> reporter: some of the partners are leaving senior defense and military officials now confirm, the united arab emirates pulled its pilots from the fight against isis because they want more search and rescue
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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 we have to do at the congress but also in terms of the work we'll do with the jordanians to ensure that we're providing the actual assistance 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 executed two prisoners in retaliation. ashton carter seeking confirmation as defense secretary, tells congress -- >> the united states involvement is i believe, essential. it is necessary. but it is not sufficient. >> reporter: some lawmakers are skeptical the u.s. strategy is working. >> if you're not winning in the war, you are losing. >> reporter: the u.s. does have support from the british. >> we will not stop until the murderous isil extremists behind
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this and the poisonous ideology are eradicated. >> reporter: it is not clear that's going to happen anytime soon. what is clear, this is bringing together some democrats and republicans. every member of the senate armed services committee, democrats and republicans, voted in favor of getting that military equipment to jordan. the equipment that they asked for. from washington tracie potts, nbc news. and now to the plane crash in taiwan. this morning, rescue workers continue to search for missing passengers and crew members on board the transasia plane that crashed into a river shortly after takeoff on wednesday. in an audio recording from the cockpit, one pilot said may day, may day, engine flameout and contact was lost. 31 people were killed. 15 survivors were hurt in the crash. also today, family members of the victims gathered at the crash site to identify passengers belongings. rescue workers arranged luggage and purses recovered from the wreckage along the bank of the
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river. around ten family members walked through the items trying to find those that belonged to their loved ones but half of those killed in the crash were chinese nationals. taiwan's president met with some of the injured survivors earlier this morning. this is video from the hospital in taipei where those people are being treated. the president handed some of the survivors money to compensate for their injuries. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. this is the airline's second plane crash in the past seven months. and new video in to nbc 10 this morning. the faa is investigating this crash of a small plane into the transmission tower of a texas tv station killing one person on the plane. the crash collapsed the tower and cut power to the station. no one inside the tv station was hurt. and this morning, federal investigators looking into the deadly train crash in new york are focused on why an suv driver ended up between two crossing gates. the ntsb is examining the tracks interviewing the train's crew and trying to determine if
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there was a data recorder inside the suv. metro north plane slammed into the car tuesday night, killing the driver and five train passengers. happening today in texas, jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a man accused of killing american sniper chris kyle. >> can't see him, i can't shoot him. >> the movie based on kyle's life has already grossed $250 million and nominated for six oscars. the judge is expected to ask potential jurors if they have seen the film. prosecutors say eddie ray routh shot and killed kyle and another iraq war veteran at a shooting range in february of 2013. authorities say the victims were helping routh, a former marine deal with post traumatic stress. routh's defense is expected to center on the illness. and new video shows the eruptions of mexico's two most active volcanos. look at this. these are time lapse views as ash and gas spewed into the air
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yesterday. one volcano located south of mexico's capital registered more than 60 explosions over the last day. one reached higher than 3300 feet. authorities have ordered no evacuations near either volcano. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well wasn't that cold much of the night, but now that we're getting into the daytime hours, the temps are tumbling and the wind continues. got some strong winds out there. and some future trouble in the weather in the form of snow and maybe even some ice in parts of the area. we have a mix of clouds and sun across the region. 31 degrees. the wind 24 miles an hour. gusting to 33. already gusted near 40. nine degrees colder than it was at this time yesterday. as temperatures are already dropping into the mid-20s to the north and west we're still
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right around the freezing point farther to the south. and we're going to be seeing those temperatures drop during the day as well. the northwest wind has taken over. and the wind gusts are increasing. look at that 40-mile-an-hour wind gusts in millville now. 36 in atlantic city. 38 in dover. 37 in mount pocono. it is windy everywhere across the area. now, let's show you what's going to happen here. as we feel these temperatures by earlier this afternoon, feeling like it is in the teens. and by later on this afternoon, 5:00 we have got some single digit windchills. by later this evening, it is single digits in many parts of the area and close to zero in some places. look at that zero in trenton. by 9:00 tonight. the way it is going to feel. and later on during the night, the winds will diminish so the windchill isn't going to keep going down but will stay low
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all the way into the morning. in some cases a little below zero especially to the north and west. so we have some really cold air ahead for a while. the temperatures falling to 19 to 23 during the afternoon with wind gusts up near 40 degrees. tonight, down to 12 in philadelphia. 4 north and west. but at least the wind is going to diminish. and the seven-day forecast there is that low, 12 degrees tomorrow morning, only near 30 for tomorrow's high. saturday, well the temperature goes up a bit. 42 degrees for the high. then on sunday it looks like that next storm is going to affect us mostly starting sunday night. snow to the north and a wintry mix elsewhere. and then monday is the wettest and nastiest day before the snow ends on tuesday. >> all right, thank you, glenn. new fallout from the measles outbreak. lawmakers in one state wants to change the laws when it comes to
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two senators in california want to change the state's vaccination laws by eliminating the personal beliefs exemption for parents who do not want their children to be vaccinated. there are now 99 measles cases in this latest outbreak. many of those cases are linked to disney land in california.
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the proposed bill would focus on vaccinations required to attend school. right now, california allows exemptions for medical reasons and personal beliefs. disney's ceo urged parents with children under the vaccination age to be careful with taking kids to large public places. >> not just theme parks. there are a number of other places with mass transportation and movie theaters. you can probably name a number of them. i think it is time to be careful. >> he also stressed that getting vaccinated is a smart thing to do. the fda approved a new drug to treat an advanced form of the disease. it targets 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 shows less partying and more emotional stress. researchers say that teenagers are not socializing as much as parents did. and once they get to college, they don't feel too good about
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themselves. high school seenniors spend half as many hours hanging out with friends. power out due to an ice storm. we'll look at what lessons were learned and how it changed the way some utility companies operate one year later. japan is building a robot for a dangerous mission to go into a place too dangerous and hazardous for humans to enter. we'll tell you where it's going coming up.
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meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast. it is downright frigid out there, glenn. >> it is going to get colder as we go through the afternoon and into tonight. of course the coldest part of our area is going to be in the poconos, blue mountain where tonight it is going to feel like it is more like like oh 10 15 below zero. feels like it is near zero now. temperatures 16 in mount pocono. mid-20s to the north and west. 32 degrees in dover, one of the warm spots. and the windchills feels to your exposed skin generally in the teens and going down. allentown, down to 11. mount pocono at 2 below zero. there were a few snow showers especially to the north and west. early this morning, that whole area has pretty much broken up. and we're left without any more snow during the day today. other than perhaps a few flurries up toward the poconos. the temperatures, though they will be going down as we go through the day. the wind gusts will continue up
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to 35 to 40 miles an hour. so it is going to feel pretty brutal by dinner time tonight. we'll see how low it is going to go where you live and talk about the next threat for snow with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> thank you, glenn. keep your hat your gloves and your scarf nearby today. it is going to get cold as you heard glenn say. really cold. monique braxton is live in conshohocken, montgomery county. folks are getting in and out of their car and getting inside. >> reporter: everybody is running. i don't know if they're running from us or running from the cold, but it is brutal out here. and you know it is frigid when snow remains on the street from the previous storm, all up and down fayette street. you still see mounds of snow. check out this ice. it is not moving. not moving at all. we have been here for about five hours. take a look at the video we captured this morning. two rounds of snow flurries here in conshohocken along with the white flakes came the gusty winds. people are bundled up and briskly walking, especially when
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facing the wind. franco tells us despite old man winter's grip on the delaware valley business must continue. >> main thing is you're dressed. dress in layers. better you're dressed, better to withstand the cold. if you don't, you're going to feel it. >> reporter: merchants along fayette street invite locals to take a warmup break. they say surprisingly there hasn't been much foot traffic. but several new faces seeking a hot beverage. we're peeking through the window of a merchant you can see there is a shovel on stand by just what we need as glenn is telling us more snow is on the way. make sure you go to the nbc 10 news app and watch us on nbc 10 at philadelphia. for the latest on the forecast i'm monique braxton live from conshohocken. back to you. >> go get inside. it has been one year since an ice storm downed trees and power lines and knocked out
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electricity for hundreds of thousands of homes in our area. nbc 10's jesse gary reports on the complaints and peco's plan for improvement. >> reporter: i asked peco manage about the possibility of putting above ground lines below ground. and here is what they told me. it will cost a million dollars a mile to move those lines under ground and then the increased repair costs if something goes wrong. instead of using cherry pickers to go up and reach the damage crews would have to cut into the pavement or earth, make repairs and patch the hole. some residents might be willing to swallow part of the considerable financial cost after last winter. almost three quarters of a million customers lost service during last february's ice storm. malvern was hard hit with hillary smith and her family forced out of their home due to six days without service. >> i would just like to know where the damage is and a realistic estimate of when it would come back rather than just
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keep putting -- pushing the time back and back. >> continuous improvement is something we're always looking at. we're working with utilities across the country to determine what best practices are for communicating estimated restoration times for customers. we also are enhancing the ways we communicate with customers. >> reporter: peco has also installed smart technology that can reboot the system within minutes after a momentary disturbance. no system is foolproof, but peco management says they have taken every step possible to make sure the power stays on. in berwyn chester county jesse gary nbc 10 news. >> and be first to know when the forecast changes with the all new nbc 10 news app. you can get the latest forecast alerts and advisories on winter weather as they happen right to your smartphone or tablet. a free download at the app store. and we have breaking news now. authorities in philadelphia just wrapped up a news conference announcing charges against two police officers. nbc 10's christine maddela has
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been sitting in on the news conference and is live now at center city with more on the announcement. what can you tell us? >> reporter: i just walked out of the district attorney's office along with the police commissioner charles ramsey. and they announced that two philadelphia police officers are now charged with beating a man. take a look at their pictures. police officer shawn mcknight, and kevin robinson. those charges against both of those officers include aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy obstruction and five other charges. now, they are accused of beating up a man named najeh rivera. this happened in may of 2013 near north seventh and somerset streets in north philadelphia. the district attorney and the police commissioners say the two officers lied about what happened. they say rivera tried to assault the officers. but in reality, camera -- surveillance cameras showed the two officers knocked him off his motor scooter and then proceeded to beat him with their fists as well as a baton.
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and so the district attorney as well as the police commissioner say there is no room for police brutality. >> same rules should apply to everyone, rich or poor black or white, or sworn officer with a badge. >> reporter: now the charges against rivera have been dropped. as for the two officers they were suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss from the force. we'll stay on top of this story and bring you the latest here. you can see back out here live police commissioner ramsey just getting ready to leave after updating us with these charges against two of its own. reporting live in center city christine maddela, nbc 10 news. eight people remain hospitalized this morning after a deadly commuter rail accident in new york. right now investigators are at the crash site, trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: it took nearly 24 hours for crews to remove the suv that had been virtually impaled on the front end of a
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metro north commuter train. witnesses say the driver 49-year-old ellen brodie may have been caught on the tracks in a traffic backup tuesday night. right behind her, in traffic, rick hope who saw brodie get out of her car, after the crossing arm came down on the suv. >> she looked at me i gestured for her to come back i back up again further to even indicate there is plenty of room to back up, and she turned walks and gets back in the car. >> reporter: instead of backing up, she pulled forward, right into the path of an oncoming train. in a massive fireball the train carried the suv a thousand feet down the tracks yanking the electrified third rail out of the ground and driving it like a spike right through the floor of the first train car, and part of the second. already ntsb investigators have recovered data recorders from the train and the crossing signals. >> two big questions, why was the car on the train tracks and what caused this accident to be
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failed for occupancy of the train. >> reporter: ellen was married with three daughters. she worked at a nearby jewelry store. >> she was the most warm person. she was kind. she was a great mom. she was a great wife. >> reporter: her husband alan posted on facebook thank you to those who shared their condolence for the terrible tragedy that took my beloved wife ellen who so many of you knew. on board the train, five passengers were killed. among them -- >> the main point about dutch painting -- >> reporter: walter litke, a curator at the metropolitan museum of art. they say he will long be remembered for his vast knowledge, his wit and his passion for art that inspired all who came in contact with him. also killed eric vandercar, the financial firm he worked for said vandercar was not only a pillar in our industry he was a great partner and a friend to many. >> that was tom costello for nbc
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reporting. full train service resumed this morning on the harlem line. the ntsb expected to continue its investigation on site for another five to six days. leaders in japan hope a new robot will help them determine how seriously three nuclear reactors were damaged. the reactors suffered a meltdown in 2011 following the earthquake and tsunami. since then experts have not been able to find out what is at the bottom of the debris pile. the new robot will safely access the area collect images showing the damage and measure things like temperature and radiation levels. and the national prayer breakfast brought thousands of people together in washington this morning. the president and the first lady michelle obama, joined 3600 u.s. and international leaders at the washington hilton. the dalai lama was there, and the annual event brings thousands of people together from different parties and religions to talk about faith. >> the freedom of religion is a
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value we will continue to protect here at home and sign up for around the world and is one that we guard vigilantly here in the united states. >> the national prayer breakfast began with president eisenhower back in 1953. how far will people go to save money? a new survey shows how far people are willing to drive to save five cents and a gallon of gas. we'll have the results coming up. glenn? strong winds bringing another bitter blast to our area. i'll show you what the windchills will make it feel like where you live and how low those temperatures are going to go ahead in my full forecast.
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you may soon notice something different about your next google search. google reached a deal with twitter to show tweets and search results. you will not be able to view individual tweets rather than just profiles of twitter users during your search. twitter reached several deals this week so users' tweets can show up on other websites as well. another technology change. apple is talking with tv programmers about launching its own web tv service. reports say apple wants to bundle various channels and sell it directly to customers over the internet. this is different in its current apple tv venture. that is subscription based and apple doesn't sell different content. gas prices are pretty low now, but most people are still
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shopping for some bargains. in a new survey showing nearly two-thirds of drivers said they would drive five minutes out of their way to save a nickel per gallon of gas. and most people say price is the most important fact when it comes to determining where they buy the gas. look at the prices here in the tristate area now. in pennsylvania and delaware the price is above 2 bucks a gallon. in new jersey it is less than that at $1.96. this weekend, the world's largest display of lego art debuts in philadelphia. it is called the art of the brick by nathan sawaya. he said the collection is exclusively for the franklin institute and it includes lego brick infused photography and the mona lisa in lego form. the highlight of the show the replica of the liberty bell. >> there is trial and error, of course. i'm actually gluing each individual brick down as i go. because these works travel all
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over the world and i want them to stay in one piece. so i'm actually gluing the bricks together, so it is a slow process. >> indeed it is. he says it took 30,000 lego bricks and about a week and a half of work to build the liberty bell replica. and here is a live look at the franklin institute in center city. the art of the brick exhibit opens on saturday. tickets are $20 for adults. it is $15 for children ages 3 to 11. february is national children's dental health month. and this week dentists in our area will be helping disadvantaged children get the dental care they need. it is part of give kids a smile day. great program. here to tell us more about it is dr. howard lassen, a dentist who works in cherry hill. welcome. you're involved in this program. tell us how it works and how a child can access what they need to do to qualify for it. >> the ada has dedicated a day in february. it will be february 6th,
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tomorrow and what we're having is a candy counter -- we're dedicating a day, my staff and myself will be there, along with dr. bruce, who is the director of camden county and all her dental hygienist students and student -- patients children from 12 or younger can call for an appointment and we'll be screening them providing cleaning sealants and some dental care. >> i was smiling looking at the video acompanying you. a child reaches up and high fives a dentist. i never high five a dentist. i want his hands to be steady. what are the obstacles kids face in terms of dental hygiene and how can they overcome that? >> well, there is dental disease for children. one thing we recommend,
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especially during dental health month is reduce high sugar drinks and foods, we recommend to brush daily, at least twice a day, floss. it is important that they seek professional services examinations and cleanings and fluoride treatments fluoride water here in philadelphia and that's a big help. >> are there other programs planned for kids for dental care? really, you talk about kids in the suburbs typically they're going to be okay but kids in the inner city disadvantaged children, those kids don't have the -- get the dental care they need, do they? >> it is definitely a challenge for children in disadvantaged and underserved areas. this is why this program is so exciting for us. it is dedicated -- it is a nationwide event. they're estimating about 350,000
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children will be served. they are -- we have 1500 sites throughout the nation. there are numerous ones here in philadelphia and in south jersey. they're estimating 40,000 volunteers with about 8,000 or so dentists participating. >> that's pretty impressive. thank you very much. tomorrow's give kids a day smile is an event at camden county college in blackwood, new jersey running from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 in the afternoon. for more information, just go to our website, nbc10.com or on our nbc 10 mobile app. thank you, doctor. >> thank you. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> temperatures got into the mid-40s yesterday. felt kind of mild. today, totally different story, the temperatures are plunging. wasn't all that cold a few hours ago, but getting colder by the
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hour. the wind adding of course to the chill. and then we have some future weather troubles perhaps starting before the weekend is over. and going into early next week. flag blowing pretty hard as the northwest winds come in and make it colder and colder. 31 degrees. we have a 24-mile-an-hour sustained wind gusting to 33. we already have gusted close to 40 miles an hour. feels like 17 in philadelphia now. you can see the flow out of the northwest, bringing the colder air down from canada. and the windchill, the way it feels on your exposed skin down close to 10 already in allentown and below zero already in the poconos. how low is it going to go tonight? the actual air temperature down to about 4 below in the poconos, 4 in allentown, 6 in quakertown and in reading. so places with the deeper snow cover, really are going to get colder tonight with the clear
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skies, light wind and low humidity. 10 in trenton. 11 in northeast philly. mount holly, 9 in vineland. 12 in atlantic city. 13 in dover. 10 in westchester and also in glassboro further away from all the concrete of the city. we had a little band of snow showers, snow flurries moving through a couple of hours ago north and west. got a little bit more. but there may be a couple snow flurries coming down from the great lakes, but doesn't look like much. what will be more significant will be developing later on during the weekend. and by monday morning, an area of low pressure to our south, it may be enough warm air so that this starts off as rain from the philadelphia area southward. eventually, this low moves off shore, it will pull down some colder air and the colors indicate the general amount of snow. by the time this is over with
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on tuesday. the heaviest snow once again looks like it is going to be up in central new york and toward boston. they're going to get hammered again. and in our area more snow in the poconos, lehigh valley and practically none or very little in southern delaware and extreme south jersey. we'll get into more details on this as more computer information comes in for later on this afternoon 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 tonight. look at the flag blowing. the temperature is falling down 19 to 23. by 6:00 tonight, and the winds gusting up to 40 miles an hour. so it is bitter cold. will be bitter cold tonight too. 12 in philadelphia. 4 north and west. wind diminishing. and the seven-day forecast we're still pretty cold during the day tomorrow. especially during the morning hours. and then on saturday the cold start, but pretty decent afternoon. in the 40s, will feel much
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milder. then on sunday most of the day looks dry. and then sunday night, especially, the wintry mix comes in. more snow to the north. perhaps rain to the south. and by monday, there is going to be an area looks like snow to the north, some zone of ice and then further to the south, rain before it all changes to snow as it ends on tuesday. we'll be right back.
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we're about five minutes before 12:00 noon. breaking news to nbc 10 we're learning more about pope francis' trip to the u.s. this fall. speaker of the house john boehner announced pope francis will address congress on september 24th. he'll be the first pontiff in history to do so. the pope of course will be visiting philadelphia on that same trip. now, coming up this afternoon, starting at 3:00 "ellen" is all new with actor scott foley, star of "scandal." it is nbc 10 news at 4:00. this afternoon, in your face fear. an nbc 10 photojournalist captured this winter weather driving hazard on the local highway. and this afternoon, we'll examine the responsibility of big rig drivers to make sure that the tops of their trucks are cleared of snow and ice. that's this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. and now to an update on our
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top story, just within the last hour philadelphia's district attorney announced charges against two police officers following a grand jury investigation. officers shawn mcknight and kevin robinson are accused of beating an innocent man. and the d.a. says they filed false reports saying the man attacked one officer. but surveillance video showed that wasn't true. both cops are suspended with intent to dismiss. our chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now with a quick check on the afternoon weather. >> and the wind is just howling out there and bringing in the colder air. mild yesterday, but you see the 22, that's what the temperatures are going to drop to by about 6:00 tonight. we're around 31 now. it is going to keep getting colder during the day. then down to 12 late tonight in philadelphia, 4 in some of the colder suburbs and below zero in the poconos. and then we look ahead toward the end of the weekend for some wintry weather. more on that coming up. >> sunday monday and tuesday doesn't look good. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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i'm vai sikahema. for glenn "hurricane" schwartz and all of us here at nbc 10 have a great day. bundle up. stay warm out there.
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