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today" tracking the snow. cold and dry start to your morning. but we could see some flakes early this afternoon. >> state of the state. new jersey governor chris christie will stand before new jersey lawmakers later for his annual address, a live report on what we can expect. road rage caught on camera. a philadelphia couple is beaten and all caught on surveillance video. we'll tell you who police are looking for this morning. good morning. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's 5:00 a.m. and it's chilly. 24 degrees, and meteorologist bill henley is tracking snow. >> yes, it's not in the area yet, we have ice, it's frozen solid as the temperatures are colder, but it is completely dry. we'll stay dry this morning. look at the numbers. 19 now in northeast philadelphia, mount holly, pottstown, atlantic city at the airport is 19 degrees. and millville 19 degrees this morning. snow, well, it's not that far
away. we have clouds moving into the area. the snow showers are in western pennsylvania, some steady light snow moving past pittsburgh, toward williams port this morning. snow showers will develop this afternoon. this morning, 25 degrees at 7:00. but look at the huge warm-up as the winds kick in. 37 degrees above freezing at 10:00. and before the first snowflake or raindrop falls, this afternoon in philadelphia, 44 degrees at 1:00 with the wind at 20 miles an hour. other areas will be colder. we'll see snow showers. we'll go through the forecast hour by hour, when i'm back in 10 minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're on the vine street expressway. i keep highlighting this, there is no construction on the vine street expressway, that may affect you because you may take it every morning very early and if you head out the door right now you might have to -- you can still go with the vine street expressway this morning, we are open for business, east and
westbound, normally close between the schuylkill and broad street. you don't have to worry this morning. construction in wilmington on foulk road. taking out some lanes there so watch for crew on the scene. 95 around cottman avenue no problems, moving along nicely. southbound lanes in here always having more trachk than northbound. we have 13 minutes southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway with average speeds there of about 62 miles per hour. i'll be back in the next 10 minutes to check on mass transit and the bridges. >> thanks for that. we continue to track the snow for later today in parts of the area. it could have an impact on your commute. katy zachry is live in south philadelphia. crews are already getting ready for that snow. tell us more. >> reporter: hi, tracy. look behind me. this is the pen dot road under 95. it is piled high with salt. it's not active yet but give it a few hours and you'll see penn dot trucks loading up.
the timing on this is tricky. we're told the snow will fall from noon on and should taper off. the commute home for many is right in the middle of that. 0 highway crews and streets departments, they will be treating the roads for the tens of thousands of drivers who will be on the road when this weather turns later today. coming up at 5:30 we'll talk about the best way to store your salt at home so it's most effective when this winter weather does strike and you have to lay salt out on your sidewalk or driveway. i'm checking in with penn dot to find out what their plan of action is today. katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." >> happening today in trenton, new jersey governor christie will make his annual state of the state address. nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us in trenton. matt, what twill governor focus on today? >> reporter: this will be the first state of the state adrels for christie since announcing his run for president.
and some have criticized the new jersey governor for not spending more time in the state. he has been on the campaign trail quite a bit recently. he was in new hampshire yesterday. for today's address, christie's office stead governor plans to propose new initiatives on education, health care and drug treatment. i spoke with a local analyst what we should expect from this speech. governor christie's approval rating in new jersey reached an all-time low. now he has a broader audience, speaking to a national audience. >> he has to speak to his themes in the campaign that are also copacetic with what's going on in new jersey, that is number one, the economy. the fact that christie and hills administration jobs have grown, unemployment down. you'll hear a lot of that in his address. you're also going to hear a lot about security. >> reporter: christie's address happens later this afternoon here at the state house. coming up, governor christie put out a new ad, set to music,
touting his successes and saying new jersey's best days lie ahead. we'll take a look at that and one thing is clear, tomorrow governor christie is expected to be right back on the campaign trail. live in trenton, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> tonight president obama will deliver hills final state of the union adrels to congress, he is expected to outline the progress he made on the economy. also likely he will make another appeal for broader action on gun violence. this morning at 7:00 the "today" show will broadcast live from the white house. the coverage includes exclusive interviews with the president a and vice president and a tour of rooms rarely seen by the public. >> we continue to update you on breaking news out of turkey. a deadly explosion, here is a live picture. officials in istanbul say at least 10 people killed, 15
others hurt, the explosionp haed about an hour ago at a popular tourist spot. a state-run station says the explosion was likely caused by a suicide bomber. you can count on nbc 10 to follow this breaking news all morning long. we'll bring you new information as we get it on air and on our "nbc 10 news" app. back at home today a camden county father charged with murdering his 3-year-old son will be in court. a grand jury indicted david creato jr. he was arrested yesterday on first-degree murder charges. in october he told emergency responders that brandon his little boy vanished and probably wandered off overnight. the 3-year-old was found dead hours later in a wooded area near the cooper river. brendan's autopsy was inconclusive and the toxicology report came back with negative results. >> we don't know what caused the death here, we know my client is accused but we don't know what he is accused of having done. >> creato jr. is expected to plead not guilty. >> happening today community
organizers are leading a walk for peace in response to the ambush shooting of police officer jesse hartnett last thursday. here is a live look at city hall. it begins at broad and girard at 6:30. now to the latest on the ambush investigation. police are trying to determine how the alleged shooter who was unemployed managed to get a passport and pay for a long stay in the middle east. edward archer is charged with the attempted murder of the officer. police say he shot officer at point blank range. archer took trips to egypt and saudi arabia. investigators want to know if that was funded by any one with lings to terrorism. authorities are investigating whether there is a larger threat against philadelphia police, a tipster claimed three other men linked to archer are even more dangerous. nbc news reports investigators now know the names of two of those men. the officer is being hailed for brivly under fire. >> because of hills heroic
action literally under fire, the shooter was apprehended. this is an amazing example of true grit. >> pat toomey recognized the officer on the floor of the u.s. senate. officer hartnett is being treated for gunshot wounds to the arm. he remains in critical but stable condition. >> 5:08. philadelphia police are looking for the driver who attack add couple on the side of the road in the city's feltenville neighborhood. road rage may have triggered the attack. this is surveillance video of the attack at fifth and roosevelt. it was yesterday afternoon tammy says a man jumped out of a truck and started punching her husband. >> he just started hitting my husband in the face. >> my wife was like please, please, stop. he slug her to the ground. they claim they had pulled ahead of the suspect and stopped to let him pass.
they will be okay action police are looking for the driver after white chevy pickup seen in the video. they say the driver will likely face assault charges. >> nine minutes after 5:00. a cold start and i'm tracking snow showers that will be moving into parts of the area this afternoon. before they arrive it will be turning warmer. as cold as it is this morning the temperatures will be in the 40s inafternoon. that's going to limit any daytime. this evening we could see scattered snow showers in the area and that's when we could see a dusting in some spots. 19 right now in doylestown, 19 also in northeast philadelphia. and millville, clouds are moving in. the cold air is in place, as the clouds move in, the wind will start picking up and that's going to bring in the warmer air. most of the area seeing calm conditions but the futurecast shows the winds picking up
significantly. and this afternoon at 2:00 this afternoon southerly winds near 30 miles an hour in northeast philadelphia, topping 30 miles an hour in cape may. that is warmer air that is surging into the area before the snow showers start to move into the region. clouds are just starting to increase in our area right now. snow showers are in western pennsylvania, that's when they are getting light snow. all morning long we'll be dry. hour by hour futurecast shows pretty quiet this morning. it's this afternoon that we'll see some scattered snow showers. not going to be all day long or even all afternoon long. at 3:00 in the afternoon some light snow in philadelphia, just barely coming down. more likely to see snow showers in doylestown. even with the snow coming down in allentown and reading look at the numbers, above freezing. the first line of snow showers moves through, we'll see some rain showers in delaware and south jersey and evening shower, that could give uls a quick shot
of a dusting of snow north and west. during the day today, 40 degrees for allentown, reading and quakertown. middle 40s with a chance of scattered shower this is afternoon and trenton, doylestown. evening rain for cape may and atlantic city. dover 49. the rain mixes with snow this afternoon, at least a chance of it for wilmington, drexel hill and philadelphia. cold returns tomorrow. the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> thank you, bill. 5:11 tuesday morning. time to check on traffic and for our commuters in south jersey. >> looking at 295. >> right. we're on 295 around route 38. you can see both directions looking fine. this is the southbound side in here. that's headed toward maybe philadelphia if you have to get to the 42 freeway from 38 to the black horse pike only 13 minutes so no problems there. average speeds are up there 63 miles per hour. and the work zones have been
lifted. the 42 freeway, heading into philadelphia even the heavy spots, later only in the morning commute, northbound from 55 to the walt whitman bridge is 5 minutes. mass transit is doing great if that's what you do this morning, septa, patco, new jersey transit or dart are all on time so far with no reported delays. i'll be back with a check on drive times. >> thanks. 12 minutes past 5:00. fighting back. bill cosby is taking action after being charged with sexual assault. find out why his legal team says the charges brought against him are illegal. plus, a potential atlantic city takeover. why new jersey state lawmakers are threatening to take control of the city's finances. ♪ i had an injury to my neck.
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the mexican drug lord. this video was released by the mexican government. el chapo managed to get away during the shoot-out with mexican marines but later captured on a highway. five people were killed in the raid. el chapo made one last effort to escape from the state house through an underground tunnel. he had been on the run since breaking out of prison six months ago. in early october, el chapo had a secret meeting with actor sean penn. the meeting was arranged by mexican tv actress kate decastillo. "rolling stone" says she tweeted about guzman and he reached out to her to discuss making a movie about his life. mexican authorities were able to find the drug lord balls of that meeting. >> time to check on traffic and a little of the schuylkill.
>> the schuylkill expressway is really good to go right now. everybody is flying around there. montgomery drive, you can see no problems east or westbound. eastbound right now we have 12 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway. heading into center city on the schuylkill for now you'll be good out in conshohocken not too far away, ongoing construction detoured between front street and portland road. so watch for police activity and lane restrictions there. the blue route is okay, you can see we're in the green still. no problems southbound, where we see more of a delay at least for the morning commute from the schuylkill to 95 at 14 minutes, average speeds of about 67 miles per hour. no snow yet but the airport has no delays currently. when we come back i'm going to check win the area bridges and mass transit. it's a cold start this morning. certainly cold enough for snow,
but it's completely dry in the area to start with this morning. clouds are starting to move in the you are moving out the door, you need to bundle up. 7 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. 25 degrees. not much wind yet but the wind is going to be kicking in. we'll see a warm-up even in the pocono mountains where we'll finally get some of the real snow. the man made stuff is looking pretty good. at the bus stop, cold. but dry. the suburbs 23 degrees in the city 27. the clouds will be increasing this morning, and this afternoon that we could see the first snow showers of the season. the first snow showers right now just moving to the north of harrisburg. not impressive. it's western pennsylvania getting steadier mainly light snow at this hour. as far as accumulation, for most areas it's not going to happen. 1:00 this afternoon we're still waiting for the snow to fall. the first snowflakes could see a dusting by the late afternoon. in allentown, reading, possibly in northern lancaster county. as far as philadelphia is
concerned, the chance of snow is not as zbreet there is a slight chance of a dusting during the evening hours. the temperatures start falling. that being said we could see a snow shower develop, north and west, reading, possibly even allentown, could see a quick half inch, inch possibly even two inches in some isolated spots. most of the area won't see anything like that. some areas will get rain. that's a possibility for philadelphia, the temperatures will be taking off. afternoon showers for philadelphia, rain snow mix possible, low 40s to upper 40s. the wind shifts tonight, cold returns, by tomorrow morning the showers are gone, 30 degrees the high temperature. arctic blast for wednesday. but then a warm-up. pretty quick one. thursday, 42 degrees, near 50 degrees friday afternoon. we'll be near that 50-degree mark again saturday with rain
likely saturday. drying out as the wind picks up sunday, that's a round of cold air coming back for monday with a high of 34. >> thank you, bill. 5:21 this tuesday morning. 24 degrees outside. looking back on his legacy. >> shy away from a challenge because it was hard, that we weren't timid or got tired. >> the obama administration release this is video ahead of the president's final state of the union address. what you can expect from the president tonight. plus, a major donation involving philadelphia's biggest newspapers. we'll explain what it means for the future of the inquirer t daily news and philly.com.
the owner of philadelphia's biggest newspapers is donating them to a newly formed nonprofit institute. jerry lenfest announced the move for the inquirer and philly.com giving $20 million to help the new organization but much more will be needed. he bought the company for $80 million and readers are not expected to see changes right away. >> residents of a central new york village voted to keep their logo that has been called racist and offensive. it appears to show a white man choking a native american and the website says it dates back to the early 1800s and depicts a wrestling match with the founder
and indian. white won the match. residents voted 157-55 in favor of keeping the current seal. >> there is a new effort to make american cars safer and that tops today's business headlines. goodñ morning. >> hi there tracy. the u.s. government and group of automakers reportedly set to announce agreement at the detroit auto show this week and aimed at improving safety after a year of record setting fines, recalls and investigations into faulty vehicles made by gm, fiat chrysler and honda and others. it stopped short of what many called for binding legal requirements to toughen safety rules. and on wall street oil prices may continue to weigh on markets, futures lower, stocks ending mixed on monday despite a sell-off in china. crude falling below $31 a barrel. the lowest in more than 12
years. that's impacting a range of companies, united airlines says sales are down partly because of weaker demand for oil. the dow rising yesterday to 16399, the nasdaq slipping 6 to 4638. of back over to you. >> thanks. >> 24 degrees at 5:26. cold this morning but dry. so far. i'm tracking some snow showers that will be moving into parts of the area this afternoon. your hour by hour forecast ahead. jessica boyington right now in your first alert traffic center. >> we're watching the lehigh valley now. look at route 78, you can see right around lehigh street no problems in either direction. wish it would stay that way but it wochblt we'll check in when i come back. >> reporter: i'm katy zachry live in south philadelphia. some of the area is expecting
right now on "nbc 10 news today" tracking snow. a cold start this morning and our area could see the first flakes of the season today. we'll tell you what you can expect on your commute. >> final state of the union address president obama will stand before congress one last time to deliver the annual address. we'll break down the important topics he will discuss. >> and fighting back. bill cosby's lawyers trying to dismiss sexual assault charges against the comedian. why they say the district attorney should never have filed the charges. it's 5:30 and 24 degrees. good morning. welcome to nbc 10 news today. >> it's cold but dry. for now. let's check in with bill henley. >> you can put your snow boots on but you continue see snow showers this morning. this afternoon a different story. it is cold. a live view from the