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nbc 10 breaking news. >> that breaking news is in north philadelphia as crews battle a four-alarm warehouse fire. we'll have a live report from the scene. a worker is dead two others are hurt after an explosion at a plan in the berks county. investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong. expect a cold and windy saturday as we take a live look at the center city skyline. winter-like conditions are making a comeback this weekend. but there is a warmup in the first alert forecast. good morning, welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it's 5:30 on this saturday. let's get a check of our weekend weather with first alert meteorologist michelle grossman. did i hear you say flurries for today? >> i know, right? we are tracking a chance of flurries. good morning, rosemary also the chance for showers, not amounting to anything but still adding fuel to this fire so to speak with winter continuing even though it is spring.
here's a live look outside. mostly cloudy skies. we're off to a cold start. we have plenty of clouds in place. temperatures mainly in the 30s, 35 right now in washington township 33 in kennett square. 34 in horsham. as we head to the north and west, we're mainly looking at temperatures in the 20s, 24 in mt. pocono. 31 in doylestown. 38 in millville. you factor in the winds and the winds are a factor this morning. they'll be a factor all day long. it feels like the 20s. feels like 24 in allentown, feeling like 27 in wilmington. feels like 28 in atlantic city. look at mt. pocono the wind chill 12 degrees. bundle up as you head out this morning. dress for the 20s. we'll have the northwesterly flow in place all day long. the winds gusting right now. up to 22 miles per hour in dover. as we go throughout the day, plan on a coal and windy day, plan on a winter-like day, 36 by
9:00. by noon, mostly cloudy. flurries, maybe a shower or two today. we are tracking a big-time warmup in your seven-day. let's get an update on that breaking news in north philadelphia. fire crews continue to battle flames that have engulfed a warehouse. nbc 10's jesse gary is live on the scene with an update. jesse, i understand septa just announced that this fire is impacting regional rail service. >> reporter: rosemary that's exactly right. the fire is burning right above regional rail track for the septa line leading to norristown manayunk. that service suspended until further notice. the first train headed from norristown into center city is around 6:40 this morning. if you are planning on taking that train make other plans. go to our website we'll link you to septa's website. you can find whether you need to take a bus high-speed line et cetera. there is no regional rail service because of the fire. you see the flames burning here
tune to burn on this massive facility. 65,000 square-footwear house. i've seen signs that say the space is available. i talked to the fire department. they're checking on ownership, who owns it and whether or not it was leased et cetera. it's a large structure. at some point it's one story, at some points it's two stories. the fire department tells me there's a fear of collapse. they're trying to keep people back because they're worried a back portion of the structure on the opposite side on westmoreland, we're on fox, but over on westmoreland that area could collapse. the head line right now, you plan on taking septa, the manayunk/norristown regional rail you have to make other plans. that service suspended until further notice. another update in 30 noinzminutes. one person is dead and two
others injured after an explosion at a berks county titanium plan the. it happened on the timet plant. the cause is under investigation. this morning, a montgomery county high school ranked one of the top public schools in the nation is at the center of a nude photo scandal. police are investigating allegations that students shared inappropriate pictures of other classmates online. at north penn high school allegations surfaced that nude and seminude pictures and videos of some female students were posted on the file sharing website dropbox. many of the victims are under the age of 18. it appears most of the photos were originally sent to just one recipient through apps like snapchat. school district officials say they are working with police and cooperating with the investigation. philadelphia police say a victim fought back when he and a friend were confronted by robber as they were returning home from work. this is the intersection in overbrook where police say a pair of young armed robbers confronted the friends thursday
night. one of the victims was shot and killed. detectives say the other victim pulled out his concealed carry handgun and shot both suspects. one of the robbers died. the surviving suspect is in critical condition and will face charges. family members are speaking out after prosecutors say a prominent new jersey couple died in a murder/suicide. adult sons are calling the somerset county prosecutor's report speculative and they plan to file a lawsuit. the report comes after a six-month investigation. the report says that cooper hospital's ceo john sheridan killed his wife set their north jersey house on fire and then killed himself last september. philadelphia police are investigating a burglary in port richmond where one of the suspects got in through a hole cut in the building's roof. according to police two men and a woman broke into the public storage facility on caster avenue on wednesday night. the thieves got away with 35
guitars, 10 amps, electronics an other items. another setback for a south jersey teenager with special needs. two weeks ago, 15-year-old guzman testified against the drunk driver who put him in a wheelchair and killed his best friend. on thursday, a thief stole a medical transport van his mother uses. it was found crashed in the tacony area. >> he is my strength. that boy keeps me going. that's why i have to be positive. i have to stay positive. >> the family set up a go fund me site and hopes that somebody will help them buy a new van. they only had limited insurance. police have arrested this man, troy edwards for stealing the van. he's also accuse of crashing into several cars and a house
before police stopped him. this morning, philadelphia police are investigating a stabbing spree that left one woman dead and two family members injured. investigators believe one of those family members was the attacker. they just don't know who. officers were called out to this house on reynolds street in bridesburg after neighbors reported hearing sc+eams. >> my neighbor across the street called me at 6:30 because she saw ambulance and many cops. >> the woman who died yesterday was 50 years old. police are now waiting to talk to her 74-year-old mother who is in critical condition and her teenage son who is being treated for hand injuries to find out exactly what happened here. today the mt. holly police department will recognize three of its fallen officers at a special 40th anniversary memorial march. the march honors the lives of patrolman donald elleshire and william worth as well as another
patrolman. they were shot and killed at the scene, holmes was wounded, paralyzed and died years later from his injuries. the public is invited to attend today's event. the march begins at 11:00 this morning at the mt. holly police department. a professor at a penn state satellite campus is in some trouble after she was caught on camera causing a commotion on a flight. >> this has been declared a national security threat. >> coming up the action taken by administrators. also we'll get to listen to what she had to say on that airplane. and more about why she lit up a cigarette. plus a local police department hopes that some eyes in the sky will keep criminals in check. how the high-tech cameras are expected to protect one community.
>> welcome back on this saturday morning. you are waking up and walking out the door to temperatures well below normal for this time of year. we're into the 30s. it feels like the 20s in a lot of spots. we're waking up 5 to 10 degrees colder than this time yesterday. it's 6 degrees colder in philadelphia 9 degrees in mt. pocono. 30s. temperatures at or around freezing in many many spots. some spots well below freezing. look at mt. pocono 24 at the freezing mark in allentown. 32, 33 in reading 37 in philadelphia. 38 in dover, 37 in atlantic city, 37 in wildwood. now you factor in the winds, it feels colder than it actually is. we'll have a wind chill all day long. feels like 27 in philadelphia 11 in mt. pocono 27 in wilmington and the wind chill in wildwood is 30. the winds gusting out of the northwest at 25 miles an hour in philadelphia. we can see them gusting higher throughout the day. today, cold and windy, a chance for flurries maybe even a shower or two, 38 to 41.
we'll talk more about today's forecast and a big warmup in your seven-day. that's all straight ahead. the start of baseball's regular season adjust around the corner. yesterday, fans flocked to citizens bank park to pick up their phillies tickets. we take a look at the ballpark right now. all is quiet. it will be a different picture on april 6th when we will air the game the home opener a week from this monday. we'll also have a live welcome home phillies pregame show. our coverage on that monday begins at 2:00 p.m. after a long winter, we are officially in pothole season. this year penndot is testing out a in you way to fill the holes and protect your cars. we'll tell you about the experimental pavement coming up.
at 5:44 on this saturday here's a live look down the shore at beach avenue in cape may. very quiet this morning. guess what? we are not that far away from summer. i know it seems like it but later on this week temperatures will be in the 60s. anybody who may be heading down the shore for easter weekend next week should be pretty decent weather. a penn state abington professor who created chaos on a flight is out of classroom. >> -- has been declared a national security threat. >> you're a national security threat. >> she was arrested in miami earlier this month. she went on a long-winded rant on her flit. she even lit a cigarette. she was traveling with two research assistants who are penn state undergrads. the school says she is no longer teaching but still employed by the university. the school tells nbc 10 that its investigation into the incident continues.
a neighborhood in bristol, bucks county hopes to crack down on crime with the help of high-tech cameras. their job is not to record the crimes but rather to prevent them. we spoke to the township's acting police chief who says these cameras can zoom in on stores streets and cars. >> they are tag readers. they can actually grab a tag, they can run the tag for stolen -- >> police say neighbors asked for cameras in order to control drug crime. wilmington asked the centers for disease control for help in fighting crime. now it's getting answers. yesterday, the cdc unveiled key points from a report that it's set to release. it sees crime as an ep dem ig. the cdc found people accused of violent gun crimes in the city shared common behavioral patterns. the agency believes the city needs to use that information to identify at-risk young adults sooner and provide them with
support. a federal judge says cumberland county school district was within its right to fire a security guard for making racially charged remarks on facebook. a judge ruled in favor of vineland public schools. administrators fired the guard earlier this month after a post about the deadly shooting of philadelphia police officer robert wilson iii. wilson died in a shootout at a game stop store in north philadelphia. investigators say two brothers tried to rob the place and a gun battle broke out. the brothers are set to appear in court for a hearing in may. police in berks county are searching for two utility worker impostors accused of stealing from an elderly woman. take a look at the sketch of one of the suspects. this is the only suspect that the victim saw. police say he knocked at at door of the woman's sinking spring home on wednesday. he told her he was a water company worker. the man was inside her house for about an hour. according to police he and a partner made off with about $400 and some jewelry. more news out of berks
county folks there can take advantage of the ride-sharing service uber. this is a map showing the company's coverage area and surrounding suburbs. it includes wernersville birdsboro and temple. riders must download the app on their smartphone allowing them to request a ride. drivers having to do quick maneuvering to avoid potholes popping up all over the area. penndot is trying something new this spring that it hopes will fix the problem. crews are testing a new type of fabric. the fibers are mixed with rocks, oils and other ingredients. penndot hopes the asphalt will be stronger and less likely to crack. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> we're off to a very cold
start. it will be very cold all day long winter-like, actually. could see a flurry or two, possibly a shower in some spots. winds gusting near 30 miles per hour at times today. weather headlines on your saturday morning, a cold weekend. cold today, not as cold tomorrow. still in the 40s. still 12 degrees below what is typical for this time of year. we're tracking the chance for a possible flurry or shower or two. that will extend into the later part of your saturday. mild this week not today, not tomorrow, not the beginning of the workweek but by the end of the workweek temperatures really nice. philadelphia 37, winds out of the north at 17 miles per hour. 6 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. that's a trend all across the area. temperatures mainly in the 30s, at or below freezing in many spots. 32 in allentown, 32 in lancaster. 24 in mt. pocono. same story as you slide down to the south and east. 37 in atlantic city 38 in dover and 38 in millville. factor in the winds, it feels
like the 20s in many many spots. when you head out this morning, dress for the 20s. you want to dress for 24 right now in allentown it feels like. 26 in lancaster, feeling like 27 in philadelphia. the wind chill in mt. pocono 11 degrees. a coal start today, even cooler on sunday morning. just prepare yourself for that. we'll see temperatures in the 20s. wind chills in the teens in many spots. winds gusting right now to 25 right now in philadelphia. 20 in allentown, 25 mile per hour wind gusts in mt. pocono. bringing down that cold canadian air. we'll see that throughout the day into the afternoon and evening hours. we want to show you this as we are tracking the chance for flurries throughout the day and also the chance for some showers through later on this evening. today we're looking at temperatures well below normal. we come in at 57. coming in around 40 degrees. cold, windy, chance for flurries and a shower. otherwise quiet. mostly cloudy skies 38 to 41
winds out of the northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour. colder on sunday morning. we see the temperatures drop overnight. decreasing clouds. as you're headed out to dinner mostly cloudy skies. we see the clouds mostly clear skies. that will help the temperatures 24 in philadelphia, 18 north and west. we'll have a wind out of the northwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. feeling colder than the actual temperatures. sunday morning feeling more like the teens in philadelphia even colder than that north and west. 40 degrees today, mostly cloudy. a flurry possibly a shower. otherwise it's windy and cold. sunday, the sunshine returns, bright sunshine. 45 degrees, cold start temperature again in the 20s, teens and that sunshine not really helping to warm us up. still below normalen 0 sunday. monday back to more normal-like temperatures, mild partly sunny skies. tuesday, a clipper system, 46, a chance for rain, snow as well. on wednesday, mild 58. look at these temperatures on
thursday and friday. the tradeoff might be a shower possibly a thunderstorm. temperatures imclooing into the mid-60s. today, a commune in the montgomery county will finally have its st. patrick's day parade. the event in conshohocken was postponed two weeks ago because of the rain. no rain today. irish dancers and pipe and drum bands will march down fayette street beginning at 2:00 this afternoon. the road will be shut down earlier in the day to get ready for the parade. keep that in mined if you'll be in conshohocken. teachers for tina. a community rallying around a teacher who is facing a rare disease. family friends and even strangers are helping with her battle.
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for the shops next week. blacksteen ran into a legal dispute that was only recently settled. in the meantime governor chris christie wants lawmakers to approve a package of bills aimed at turning ac's struggling fortunes around. but a spokesperson stopped short of saying the governor will sign it. lawmakers have held off putting a package up for a final vote without the governor's final support. next year peco customers may have to spend more to heat and cool their homes, that's if peco gets the electric rate increase it's asking for from the utility commission. peco wants to replace equipment and improve infrastructure. if approved monthly bills for residents would go up about $6. the increases would take effect january 1st. we have new information this
morning. aldi says it completed its purchase of the discount grocery stores known as bottom dollar. aldi plans to open several stores in our area. teenagers looking for a job can get more information about working at the pools and camps this summer. the lawncrest recreation center will hold a job fair from noon until 2:00. jobs are open for kids 14 years and oler. now to a show of support for a burlington county special education teacher. tina elliott was recently diagnosed with toxic shock syndrome. both of her legs were amputated and she's lost the use of her hands. last night friends and family organized this fund-raiser to help. >> she is just somebody that as you can see all around she's loved by everybody she meets and we're here for her.
>> tina's family says even strangers in the commu stepped up to contribute to tina's medical expenses. the time right now is 5:57. we're following breaking news out of north philadelphia this morning as a fur-alarm fire rips through a warehouse. nbc 10's juriesesse gary is on the scene. >> reporter: they're making good progress putting down the flames though the building still continues to burn but not as badly as before. i'll update this story, coming up right after the break. bondle up as you head out this morning. wind chills in the 20s in some spots, temperatures in the 30s. here's a live look outside, mostly cloudy windy, coal that will be the trend throughout the day. we're tracking a warmer workweek. we'll do that, coming up.
nbc 10 breaking news. >> that breaking news we're following is out of north philadelphia. a warehouse goes up in flames. it's been burning for hours and now there's some fear that part of it could collapse. we are live on the scene with an update. plus, an explosion inside a berks county titanium plant leaves one worker dead and two others hurt. the temperature takes a tumble, again, here's a live look at the center city skyline.
we are in for a windy and cold saturday with a chance for some rain or maybe even flurries. good morning, welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it's 6:00 on this saturday. let's get right to the weekend weather with first alert meteorologist michelle grossman. it feels like winter and it barely feels like spring. >> you're absolutely right. it will feel like winter all day long. need your coats, maybe even the gloves. temperatures in the 30s, feels more like the 20s as we head out. a live look outside, windy also. you can see the flags blowing around on top of the aramark building. temperatures in the 30s, 35 in washington township 32 in chester springs, 34 in wrightstown. to the north and west, at or above freezing. 31 in allentown, 32 in quakertown. look at mt. pocono, 23 degrees. to the south and east, temperatures in the mid to upper 30s,