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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 adventure
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aquarium, the temperatures much lower than yesterday. 25 at the airport, 19 in northeast philadelphia. pots town, allentown, mount holly, millville, all at 19 degrees. a cold start but a dry one. clouds are just starting to move into the area as far as snow is concerned, it's western pennsylvania and portions of central pennsylvania approaching williams port getting snow. during the day the temperatures will climb before any snow or raindrops move in. 25 degrees at 7:00, look at the warm-up. by 10:00 this morning, 37 and then 44 at 1:00 this afternoon. and the key is the wind. light this morning, by 1:00 that is south southwesterly wind at 20 miles an hour pushing the warm air into the area. first the warm, then the wet. with snow and rain. we'll go through the forecast hour by hour t futurecast when i'm back in 10 minutes. jessica boyington right now has first alert traffic. >> we're going to check out west deptford. you can see looking great, 23
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minute drive times in the green. headed southbound, in new jersey trying to get to the delaware memorial bridge you'll see 64 miles per hour average speed there. so everybody's moving along from the 42 freeway. looking good there, we have construction, though, on the white horse pike one lane is open in each direction between spring garden and fleming pike scheduled out there until about may so watch for crew on the scene. for the rest of the drive time, going to head to the philadelphia area. in center city on the schuylkill expressway eastbound from the blue route to the vine, 12 minutes at 62 miles per hour. 95 no problems yet even through the work zone and the blue route okay southbound from the schuylkill to 95. i'll be back in the next 10 minutes or so with a check on your area bridges. >> thank you, jessica. we are tracking the chances of scattered snow showers later today. katy zachry is live for us in south philadelphia. penn dot crews are preparing for the snow. good morning, katy. >> reporter: good morning.
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you see this salt piled high. penn dot will be active later today. in your area you'll likely see salt on the roads, probably for the afternoon hour. for much of the region this is the first time roadways have been treated for winter weather. you may not be ready for it but people who work at hardware stores are. there is plenty of snow products including salt. they go by t"the farmer's almanac" which predicts a worse winter than the last two. you may have to think hard to recall scene likes this from last year. it's been such a mild winter. most are not concerned about salts but if you have it there is a certain way to store it so it will be most effective against the ice. >> as long as they keep it dry, and somewhat climate controlled we store it in containers so they are not getting wet and it's fine. >> reporter: good advice there because you may have to be laying salt yourself on your
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sidewalk or driveway later this afternoon. coming up we're reaching out to penn dot to find out what their plan is specifically for loading up trucks at salt yards in south philly and dispersing it along the roadways. reporting live, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. you can track the snow any time you want on our "nbc 10 news" app, it's free for both android and apple devices. nbc 10 is live on the scene of breaking news this morning. a small fire is burning at a grocery store in alden, delaware county. crews were called to the store around 4:00 this morning. along oak lane and we are told there were smoky conditions inside the store when the fire folks arrived. there are no reports of injuries. >> 5:34. tonight president obama will deliver his final state of the union address to a joint session of congress. >> i want us to be able when we
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walk out this door to say we couldn't think of anything else that we didn't try to do. >> the white house released that preview video of the president's speech. the president is expected to outline the progress he made on the economy, it is also likely he will make another appeal for broader actions on gun violence. you can watch the president's final state of the union address at 9:00 here on nbc 10. >> new jersey governor chris christie will deliver his annual state of the state address later today. matt delucia is live for us in trenton. matt, what can we expect? >> reporter: governor christie tweeted last night that there has been a lot of progress in new jersey and the best days lie ahead. he posted this video to youtube. take a look. >> that's the key. to a brighter future for new jersey. >> reporter: it is a brief preview ad talking about his efforts to increase jobs and reduce unemployment. since taking office in 2010. for today's address christie's office says the governor plans
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to proposal new initiatives on education, health care, and drug treatment. this is the first state of the state since announcing his run for president. he has been on the campaign trial quite a bit, in new hampshire yesterday. some criticized him for not spending more time in new jersey. i spoke with a political analyst what we should expect. two major themes, the economy and security. >> you are also going to hear a lot about security and national security. we're of seeing on the campaign trail that governor christie is talking about his credentials especially after 9/11 and his emotional connection with his wife working in new york city, and you're going to see and hear a lot about how he's keeping new jerseyans safe from external threats. >> reporter: the address happens later this afternoon here at the state house. coming up, how criticism of christie might steer his speech. tomorrow the governor is planning to be back on the
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campaign trail. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> the time is just about 5:37, 24 degrees in philadelphia. bill cosby's legal team is trying to get sexual assault charges dismissed. his lawyers file add motion to dismiss all charges against him, they say the charges violate an agreement made in 2005 that he would not be prosecuted if he testified in a related civil suit. prosecutors filed felony sexual assault charges against cosby in part balls of what he said in that deposition. he is due back in court in february. cosby is losing another one of his honorary degrees. washington university pulled his degree saying it's out of respect for people who have survived sexual assault. >> fighting back against the feds. a new ruling will now clear the way for graham spanier to sue the fbi. why he is going after the bureau. it's the end of the road for
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these elephants. we'll tell you when one of the biggest circuses in the country is pulling down the curtain on the elephant act.
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got a cold one this morning. they are making snow in the pocono mountains. we should see the real stuff falling during the day today. the temperatures they really have come down, 20 minutes before 6:00 right now. we're looking for much of the area in the teens. including northeast philadelphia. 19 degrees, the wind is calm but we're going to get a warm-up as southerly winds kick in and the warm-up will come even though the clouds are moving in. and the warm-up will come before this arrives. snow showers in western pennsylvania, likely to pop up in some areas this afternoon. hour by hour forecast, 7:00 this morning, completely dry. and still cold but look at the warm-up that happens before the first snow arrives. we'll be in the 40s this
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afternoon. scattered snow showers during the afternoon hours. we could see a dusting north and west. and a possibility of a dusting as snow showers move through. but more than that, not likely. 30 degrees for mount pocono. scattered snow showers in allentown and reading during the afternoon hour shours. above freezing it's going to be difficult to see accumulation. a chance of snow showers for trenton, mount holly, in the 40s, could see raindrops. rain is more likely at the shore for cape may and atlantic city, during the day completely dry. as far as wilmington, drexel hill, a dry morning. temperatures in the 40s this afternoon. so, we could see a mix of rain and snow but no accumulation during the day. evening shower could give us a dusting in areas. i'll take a closer look when i'm back in ten minutes. >> 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m.
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a check on traffic for those heading to work or school. >> 309, jessica has a look at that. >> route 309 around the p.a. turnpike it's dark out there because there's not a ton of cars. that's probably a good thing with a dark camera. not a lot of headlights passing through. good in both directions. so watch out in lansdowne for construction on west baltimore avenue between lansdowne and oven avenue scheduled until the end of the month. something to plan for your morning commute. this is approaching the tacony palmyra bridge. the toll plaza is up here. you can see no delays because there is no scheduled openings for right now. the rest of the area bridges are okay also. if you're heading into philadelphia from new jersey no problems on the burlington brist bristol. >> new guidelines and new controversy, we'll tell you about the new government report on mammograms that has medical
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experts debating. and the people will decide. new jersey voters will now get a say on how to spend the state's gas tax.
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nbc 10 is live on the scene of breaking news. a small fire is burning at this
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grocery store in aldan, delaware county. crews were called to the store around 4:00 a.m. along oak lane. we're told there were smoky conditions inside. there are no reports of injuries. we'll continue to monitor this and bring you information as we get it. >> new controversy this morning over when women should get mammograms. u.s. preventive services task force released new recommendations that say women should start getting mammograms at age 50. screenings every other year. some experts disagree saying women should start getting mammograms a it age 40 and every year but the task force says that puts them at a higher risk for false positives. the recommendations do not apply to those with a strong family history of breast cancer or other major risk factors. >> it's important to realize, though, that a lot of the false positives in early 40s results because that is a woman's first
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mammogram. we have no prior mammograms for comparison. >> breast cancer is diagnosed in about 200,000 women in the u.s. every year, killing 40,000. >> new information this morning in the penn state sex abuse scandal a. judge cleared the way for graham spanier to sue the former fbi director louie free wrote a report critical of the way spanier handled the fla complaint against jerry sandusky. >> tributes continue to pour in for david bowie who passed away late sunday. hollywood's chamber of commerce place ad a wreath at his star. a towering tribute to bowie in his hometown of london. the british tower flashed a message reading rest in peace david bowie. the vatican honored bowie tweeting the opening lyrics to
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his song. may god's love be with you. >> ground control to major tom. >> be sure to check the nbc 10 app and nbc10.com for more reaction to david bowie's death. you'll learn about his special connection to philadelphia. tomorrow americans get another shot at winning the largest powerball jackpot in history. >> you are rubbing your hands. got a shot? >> you always have to believe. >> $1.4 billion is up for grabs as powerball fever becomes full blown outbreak, the largest jackpot in the world. kiosks are trying to keep up. the jackpot started at $40 million and has been growing ever since. sales this week are expected to eclipse last week's record, $140,000 in sales a minute. despite the excitement the odds aren't in your favor.
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that's like flipping a coin in the air handing on heads, 28 times in a row. if you do beat the odds and win wednesday you have two options. annual payments or $868 million cash payout, one-time payout. if you took it in dollar bills and stuffed it under your mattress your bed be more than 14,000 feet in the air. >> is that what that was. look at this video. lake-effect snow piling up in western new york. white-out near buffalo. forecasters say they could get up to nine inches of snow. >> lake effect had a more chilling impact on this car. look at this car. this is in buffalo. most of the vehicle is completely frozen. someone parked the car along lake erie overnight. not a good idea. waves from the lake splashed it,
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subfreezing temperatures did the rest turning the car into your basic ice sculpture. >> hopefully that's not a rental car. you'll find it by the lake. >> and the meter's ticking. >> true. right. temperatures won't be above freezing until friday afternoon in buffalo. here it's a different story. we'll see a warm-up today, that's before showers move in. snow showers are a possibility for part of the area. this morning that ice is frozen solid. that's the view from penns landing, the blue cross river rink is going to be a big warm-up during the day. most of the day completely dry. but not all day long. we're getting a cold start, the temperatures plummeted with clear skies, the first clouds just starting to move in. 25 degrees, that's at philadelphia international. much of the area in the teens. colder than yesterday. even that number is 7 degrees colder than yesterday. completely dry now in philadelphia but there is a
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chance of scattered rain and snow showers this afternoon. for that to happen these temperatures need to come way up. teens, 16 degrees in trenton, a long way to go. but so does the snow. it's in central and western pennsylvania, the first snowflakes in the harrisburg area, really have fizzled. it's central, farther west into the williamsport area, pittsburgh, getting steadier snowfall right now. and the chance of some snow showers will wait until this afternoon for our area. this is future snow which shows the potential for snow accumulation. even allentown, reading and lancaster the temperatures above freezing this afternoon. so some colder spots by 5:00 this afternoon, could see a dusting in allentown, less than a half inch on the ground in reading. that's 5:00. the temperatures will be coming down and that's when we could see even a dusting near philadelphia. but not much more than that. 9:00 this evening, a quick snow shower, you can see this band of
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snow that encompasses reading and northern lancaster county, that could give a quick inch and a half. but that's just the chance. most of the area going to see a little bit of snow but not that much. then it all happens this afternoon when the temperatures in philadelphia will be way above freezing so more of a rain/snow mix. evening showers give a chance of a dusting. they won't last long. tomorrow morning clear and cold. 24 degrees, 30 the high temperature tomorrow afternoon. a windy day tomorrow. then another warm-up, 40s for thursday, near 50 on friday. and near 50 again on saturday with a chance of some rain. then another round of wind and round of cold for sunday and monday. >> thanks. eight minutes before 6:00. let's check the roads. >> closer to the 6:00 hour looks like the schuylkill looks pretty good. >> yeah, most of the majors going pretty good. you can see from our drive time,
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around bear avenue, westbound, eastbound no problems, and if we turn yellow you can see that's real time there as it gathers traffic data west from 95 to the vine street expressway, 6 minutes so average about 50 miles per hour so everything still moving out there. you'll get to where you have to go. 95, this is around the airport, these drive times okay to the blue route nok)fi problem, the minute trip there heading out into new jersey. this is around cherry hill on route 38 around haddonfield road. not a lot of cars in the area. no lane restrictions or construction to speak of tying things up. mass transit is really doing great also, so if you take septa, new jersey transit, dart or patco no delays so far. good to go when you feel like leaving your house. >> it's a story that made headlines and for its federal and local officials to weigh in. >> ahead hear what wisconsin governor scott walker has to say on a murder case of steven avery
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>> it's 3 minutes before 6:00. the end of an era for the ringling brothers circus. the lars time to see the elephants perform in philadelphia february, they are retiring in may. they were not supposed to come off the road for another year and a half but the circus says it was able to build facilities for the animals more quickly than expected. they call this site in florida their permanent home. activists are happy with the decision. >> it makes good sense for the company to make this decision, cut it off, move on to the new business model that does not rely on exploiting elephants. >> as with anything that involves progress, there's a double sided coin. >> elephants tour with the circus. new jersey state lawmakers passed a proposed referendum
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asking residents whether or not they want to dedicate every cent of the state's fuel tax toward transportation projects. it will be on the ballot in november. new jersey currently has one of the lowest gas taxes in the country, but this sets the stage for a possible tax increase in the gas tax which would of course mean higher prices at the pump. it's the low gas tax that keeps the prices lower in south jersey compared with the gas prices in new jersey and pennsylvania. delaware. >> today the eagles head coaching search will take a break while jeff lurie meets in houston. reports say the ird abouts have no other coaching interviews planned. they interviewed tom coughlin. coughlin won two super bowls for the giants. he resigned last week after three losing seasons. reports say the 49ers will also interview coughlin. here are the six candidates the eagles interviewed. the birds met with offensive
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coordinator doug peterson on sunday, and adam gase took the dolphins head coaching job on saturday. >> now to south jersey. carli lloyd has another top honor in soccer. she was named its women's player of the year for 2015. she led team usa in the match against japan. lloyd is the first american to win the women's award since abby wambach in 2012. >> you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today" tracking snow. you can see the snow moving toward auer area. we'll tell you when you can expect to see the flakes flying outside your window. >> and taking a break from the campaign trail, new jersey governor chris christie will be focusing on his state today.
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hear what he is expected to talk about this afternoon in his state of the state address. >> breaking news from overseas a deadly blast in a popular tourist spot in istanbul. it's 6:00 a.m., 26 degrees. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we're almost a month i think three weeks into winter and not a flake of snow that we've seen. right? until possibly today. this morning we're tracking snow. we have team coverage. katy zachry is live in south philadelphia. let's get things started with meteorologist bill henley. >> vai, it's all about timing. the cold is here, the snow is not. a little bit of a breeze blowing this morning. and the temperature is much lower than yesterday morning. we're in the teens and 20s. 22 degrees in philadelphia. 19 in trenton, 2 sticks in wilmington. the temperatures have started to warm up even though the sun is not up for another hour and 20 minutes. we will see a temperature warm-up before anything falls from the sky. radar with just

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