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reaking news. we are following two breaking news stories from overnight in philadelphia. first, a delivery driver murdered on the job. the failed move police said he made to try to save his life. we have new information in the search for the people who shot a philadelphia police officer. and we're off to another cold start this morning. you'll feel it when you walk out. some parts of the area could even see frost. we'll see something today that didn't come out yesterday. that's the silver lining. good morning this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. i'm looking for this alleged silver lining. >> it's bill's. >> bill, explain. >> we're going to see some bright sunshine this afternoon. that's a nice change for today. the clouds from yesterday will be thinning out and the temperatures will be warming up some. heading out the door right now it is cold outside. temperatures have dropped to 40 degrees in center city but much of the area is running colder than that.
the wind makes it feel even colder, 36 in doylestown. toms river is down to 37. wilmington 37 degrees. rocks rocks borrow is 37. stand by to bundle up if you're heading out. sunshine, bright 37 degrees. 41 degrees by 9:00. at lunchtime, nice and sunny, but still the chilly breeze blowing, 48 degrees at that hour. neighborhood by neighborhood forecasts when i come back in ten minutes. now let's check in with jesse boyington. >> good morning, everyone. we're pretty much incident free this morning at 4:30. outside at the vine street expressway. the big problem is construction. losing three lanes. this is our cameras around 24th street. you can see one lane getting by the crew there but it's not setting anybody back. you can see the drive times headed eastbound from the schuylkill only 2 minutes. 2 minutes on the opposite side.
drive times, look at this, free and clear. no problems on the schuylkill or the blue route. we're following breaking news right now. someone shot a killed a delivery man in philadelphia's crescentville neighborhood. >> this morning police are still looking for the gunman. it all started around 11:00 last night in crescentville. the shooting happened on north creek drive. the victim crashed his car on adams drive. matt delucia is following the latest on the investigation. matt? >> reporter: chris and tracy, the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at einstein medical center last night. just behind me you can see the car there. the victim crashed that car into a utility pole while he was trying to get away. the 49-year-old man was making a delivery of chinese food to the 500 area of hill creek park. while he was in the car or just getting out, 12 gunshots were fired in his direction. one of them hit him in the shoulder.
he tried to speed away. he crossed adams avenue and went up the embankment and went into the pole. police and paramedics found that man unconscious inside the car. >> right now we're not sure if the victim was robbed. we're not even sure if the victim had exited his vehicle when he was shot. we believe he was either shot while sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle or possibly shot just outside of the vehicle. >> a lot of questions this morning. police you can see are still holding the scene, and in addition to trying to figure out the motive there are other challenges facing investigators. would he'll work on those details when we see you. now live in crescentville, matt delucia. we've been following developments in this one. philadelphia police arrested a second suspect wanted for shooting an officer. >> the officer is in stable condition when he approached two
drug suspects around 10:15 last night when one of the men shot him. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is live at presbyterian hospital where we're told the officer is in good spirits. katy what more are the police saying? >> reporter: the officer is dan yet costick. he is recovering here where he was brought late last night. we are told he will be okay. again, he was brought to the hospital late last night after being shot in the arm by a suspect. the officer and his partners had been on bike patrol when they approached a van investigating one inside for possible drug activity. the van took off but a little later officer costic did find the man in question on a nearby street. >> at that time they're having a brief discussion, costic was still on his bike. the male turns to him and says quote, i don't want to have to do this but then he fires at officer costic striking him in his right arm.
>> reporter: and officer costic returned fire hitting the suspect at least once. the suspect ran away and was found a short time later and taken to hanneman hospital. overnight a second suspect in this case was found arrested and that man was found with a shotgun. police are not looking for any other suspects at this time. reporting live in west philadelphia katy zachry "nbc 10 news." when breaking news happens in our community you can count on "nbc 10" to tell you all about it. our viewers with the "nbc 10" app found out about last night's officer shooting first. you can always get breaking news and weather alerts, too. our app is a free download. revel is ready for a power play. >> next the deal going down today to give the dark casino new light. plus a firefighter's helmet offers a new perspective on the dangers they face. how this video will keep other firefighters save. cold start this morning and windy, too, to make it feel even colder. the wind chills are in the 20s
the city's been fining him $5,000 a day because there's no power to run fire safety systems. in atlantic city the resorts that did not close are hiring again. those eight casinos have 1400 jobs available now. most of those are temporary seasonal jobs with just 350 of them full-time positions. the atlantic city job market lost 8 -- 8,000 jobs when the casinos closed last year.
now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> bundle up. it is cold outside. 40 degrees at philadelphia northeast airport. that is a warmer spot. with wind gusts at 20 miles an hour it feels like it is in the 30s. freeze watch in south jersey. a freeze warning for areas to the north and west where the temperatures have dropped into the 30s for pottstown and doylestown. 41 at philadelphia international. lehigh county allentown 36 degrees. slatington down to 33. a few snow showers headed towards the pocono mountains. a few flurries there. getting those clouds into the philadelphia area. the clouds won't last. we'll see a lot of sunshine today. partly cloudy in the pocono mountains, 44. lower 50s for allentown and quaker town. forecast for trenton, doylestown, mount holley sunshine, breezy 50s this afternoon and brilliant sunshine for rehoboth vineland and
dover. temperatures in the 50s for philadelphia drexel hill and wilmington right at 56 degrees with the wind blowing to make it feel colder. eventually the winds will be dying down and we'll see the temperatures climb. it happens to be timed with the weekend's arrival. seven day forecast when i come back in ten. >> love it when that coincidence works out. thank you, bill. 20 minutes to 5. the highways are problem free usually. >> we don't have a lot of incidents to talk about. a lot of construction projects. speaking of construction projects, no problems on the area bridges in terms of volume. for the ben franklin headed westbound into philadelphia from new jersey we're losing a lane so only three lanes open during the morning rush. right now that's not affecting anyone but if you are heading out a little bit later you want to give yourself extra time. that's going to be an ongoing project for a little bit. 4:22 around trooper road no problems through the work zone. eastbound, 8 minutes from 29 into the schuylkill expressway. no problems really in either
direction. as we head out the door to delaware as well the drive times are up and moving. 95 northbound from 295 into 495, 11 minutes. if you're going the opposite direction, just 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> jessica, thanks. there are reports that say comcast could walk away from its proposed takeover of time warner as early as today. bloomberg first reported that news yesterday. this comes just days after several u.s. senators urged the federal communications commission and the u.s. department of justice to block the merger. they said the deal would lead to higher prices for some cable and internet users and fewer choices. combining the number one and number two u.s. cable companies would have put nearly 30% of tv and more that have the than half of broadband subscribers under one roof. comcast is based in philadelphia and is one of the largest employers in the city. it's also the parent company of "nbc 10." the fight against a deadly epidemic is taking a new turn. >> yeah the anti-drug tool that could soon move from the streets into schools. plus a commencement
oo. just about quarter to 5. we're following breaking news overseas. police in italy are rounding up a group of terrorists who may have bombed a market in 2009. they've arrested 18 people overnight including two former body guards of osama bin laden. they were trying to build a fort against a pakistani government. two breaking stories, first off, police are still looking for a gunman who shot and killed the food city driver in the crescentville area of the city. someone shot the man 12 times as he was either still in the car or just getting out. he tried to drive away but crashed into a utility pole. also breaking police arrested a second suspect wanted
for shooting a police bike officer in west philadelphia. the officer confronted the suspects at 51st and master last night. shots were fired. the officer was wounded in the arm but will be okay. we're working to find out about one suspect who was also wounded. an autopsy should give us answers about a fetus that was found at a recycling center in camden. the fetus was found yesterday on a conveyor belt at reed community camden. it's not known how it died or how it came to be at the plant. they could not determine the gender of the fetus. philadelphia police arrested a woman after they say a first grader took her heroin to school. they found 14 baggies in the car of latoria faulk. she brought the drugs into a friend's home. the child grabbed it and took it to elementary school william
cramp. new this morning from our delaware bureau statehouse members approved the bill that could make naloxone known as narcan available t. will give school nurses access to the drug and training. they did not mandate that schools keep the drug on hand. the delaware senate has approved the measure and the governor does not need to sign it. st. joseph's university is defending its choice to have philadelphia mayor michael nutter to deliver the speech. the car man newman society is upset because of mayor nutter's support of the lgbt community. catholic institutions should not honor those who defy fundamental catholic principles. a spokesperson for st. joseph's tells us mayor nutter is an outstanding choice to address our graduates. he is jesuit educated a neighbor to the campus and his values around education and
civil engagement are exemplary. unlike the cardinal newman society, st. joseph's university is educated on a wide range of issues and committed to exposing their students to diverse points of view. 4:47 now and we are less than four weeks away from the primary election for philadelphia may yofrmt as expected, the race is really heating up now. five of the six democratic candidates answered questions at a forum. this was at the global leadership academy charter school. the candidates also took part in a debate at st. joseph's university earlier in the day. one of the questions there was about legalizing marijuana. >> state issue only. nelson diaz. >> i want some, yes. >> he said i want some yes? >> that's what he said. nelson diaz there. the most recent poll shows it's a tight three-way race.
melissa murray bailey is the only republican on the ticket. registered democrats outnumber republicans by 7 to 1 in philadelphia. this morning u.s. attorney general eric holder is beginning to get ready to start his last day on the job. he was one of three remaining members of president obama's original cabinet. holder's leaving office now as loretta lynch has been confirmed. she'll be the first african-american woman to hold the job. she'll start work on monday. they delayed a vote on her confirmation because they were upset she supported the executive actions on immigration. the cia director who leaked information to his miss stress, they sentenced david petraeus to two years of probation and $100,000 in fines. petraeus apologized after yesterday's hearing. >> i apologize to those closest to me and to many others including those with whom i was privileged to serve in
government and in the military over the years. >> petraeus had an affair with his biographer paula brown well. then gave her classified material while she was working on her book. a deadly mistake. president obama apologized yesterday to the families of two hostages killed by u.s. drone strikes in pakistan one of them an american. yesterday the president told the nation that the target was an al qaeda compound. intelligence officials thought no civilians were there. but american warren weinstein was there. al qaeda held both men captive for several years. >> i profoundly regret what happened. on behalf of the united states government, i offer our deepest apologies to the families. >> and the attack also killed two other americans who had leadership roles in al qaeda. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist
bill henley. chilly temperatures this morning down into the 30s and 40s and the wind is blowing across boat house row. feels even colder with the wind steady at 18 miles an hour gusting to 26 miles an hour. 41 in the city but it's in the 20s in the pocono mountains. this is blue mountain this morning. might see a few snow flurries. not far away from the poconos this morning. some of the clouds coming off those flurries are reaching into philadelphia for now but they're going to keep on going. there's the back edge of the cloud. cold air is blowing those through the area and we'll see clearing skies today and wind up with lots of sunshine. the temperatures in spite of bright sunshine are going to remain chilly. high temperatures in the 50s when normally they would warm into the 60s this time of year. that's what we have on tap this weekend. seven day forecast look at this sunshine and 63 degrees saturday afternoon. low 43. bright sunshine too. monday we'll see the return of some clouds maybe some showers.
not enough to get the boots out but a few rain drops, an umbrella might be a good idea. partly sunny skies sunday and monday. chance we'll see showers thursday. bill thanks. 9 minutes before 5:00. let's get you updated on the road. usually any construction is clearing out of the way now. >> let's hope for a smooth right. jessica boyington watching traffic for us. >> so far we're getting a smooth friday morning drive. schuylkill expressway we are looking at road. you can see a little bit of volume building just one lane being lost if you're heading eastbound right around spring garden street. you can see the drive times are up only 13 minutes from the blue route into the vine street expressway. the cleanup and that construction, we take a look out in new jersey on the 42 freeway. everything moving along just fine. northbound from 55 to the walt whitman bridge only a 5 minute trip. opposite direction, five minutes there as well. mass transit, great alternate.
septa, new jersey transit, patco, all moving on time. a special anniversary for a machine that helps give us a new view. 25 years ago the hubble space telescope was launched. the telescope has snapped pictures of stars 300 million light years away. its original price tag was $1.5 billion but officials say the intergalactic knowledge that it has provided is priceless. paper or plastic? the latest city in this area where your answer to that question could soon cost you. plus a new attraction is unveiled in the lehigh valley. we'll go inside camelback aquatopia next. today is the final day that you can enter your chance to run on "nbc 10's" team for the blue cross broad street run. "nbc 10" is giving away two free bibs. go to our website nbc10.com or click the "nbc 10" app to enter
check this out. what it's like to fight a fire. a new jersey firefighter wore a helmet camera. when first responders arrived on the scene in monmouth county flames were shooting out of the roof. the sea bright firefighters checked to make sure everyone got out okay. fortunately everyone did. firefighters say they will review this. >> fire department. >> it's probably one of the best tools you can have besides water. >> firefighters will share that video with departments across the country. five minutes before 5:00 right now, apple's new smart watch launches today. preorders began two weeks ago.
the device is currently back ordered through june. prices start around $350. the federal trade commission says be on the lookout for a phony letter claiming to help you win $2.5 million. it's a sweeps stakes prize it claims. the letter appears to be from a california attorney. it includes a fake letter from the ftc. the ftc says it does not give out prizes. imagine being denied from college then getting the acceptance letter and then being denied again. >> that's what happened to almost 500 drexel university applicants. they're facing that reality this morning. university officials are apologizing to the 495 applicants who mistakenly received e-mails congratulating them on getting in. they were intended for admitted students. oops. a similar incident happened at drexel in 1994 when they sent early acceptance letters to 25 students. a new proposal would have you pay for grocery store
shopping bags in philadelphia. a measure was introduced requiring stores in philadelphia to charge a nickel for every grocery bag, whether it's paper or plastic. he says the money would be split between the stores and the city to help control litter. the next step would be a public hearing on the proposal. the group that operates several children's facilities in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware is now breaking ground on a new state of the art hospital in gloucester county. alfred i. dupont says this will be the corner stoep of their health care system in new jersey. they already have locations in vineland voorhees and woodbury. at the jersey shore a major music festival will move from seaside heights. the event will feature more than 100 performers. a weekend pass costs you $129. a major revitalization project could be coming to the
area of bethlehem that went up in flames. the historic conservation commission will review a development. they want to turn it into a seven story high rise with offices and homes. a fire tore through the area six years ago. check this out just in time for summer. camelback mountain resort's new indoor water resort. the resort unveiled aquatopia. 13 slides simulated surfing. you'll see video of that in a moment. there you go. see tracy davidson do that. private cabanas. they also have a swim up bar just to add a degree of difficulty to your drinking. aquatopia opens to the public may 1st. >> you make fun, but i would do that. i say we plan a show there. >> i totally know you would do that. i have no doubt. you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now.
"nbc 10" breaking news. we're following two breaking stories overnight in philadelphia. first, police are still looking for a gunman who killed a food delivery driver in the crescentville neighborhood. coming up in a live report, we'll tell you what the victim did seconds before being shot. >> a philadelphia police officer is recovering this morning after getting shot on patrol. we'll tell you what the suspect said to the officer moments before he pulled the trigger. plus, another chilly start this morning. we're at 40 degrees in philadelphia. not too bad until you feel the wind chill out there. it's going to be a chilly friday all day in fact. we are in store for a nice change over the weekend. good morning. welcome no "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> let's find out about the chilly morning and change ahead with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. good morning, bill. >> good morning, tracy. the wind is blowing and the temperatures are falling. this morning is colder than yesterday morning. 40 at philadelphia international. much of the rest of the area is colder than that. with the wind blowing it's in
the low 30s. steady wind at 16 miles an hour at philadelphia international and you can see everybody's dealing with some wind right now. reading it's a 20-mile-an-hour wind. wind chill got a bit colder. 31 degrees is what it feels like in philadelphia. 29 for wilmington and trenton. we will however, see sunshine. clouds moving out. the temperatures slowly moving up. 7:00, 37 degrees. 44 at 10:00 and by early afternoon we will be up to 50 degrees and still climbing but the sunshine will be battling that northwesterly wind. not going to be warming up much more this afternoon. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood. the forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now jessica boyington with your morning traffic. good morning, jesse. >> good morning, everybody. happy friday. not dealing with a whole lot of problems on our majors. just road work. vine street expressway around 24th street you can see one lane getting through if you're headed eastbound. a touch slow. still only 2 minutes. not a