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biden heads to philadelphia on a very personal mission, his job, to help leading medical experts in the cure for cancer. picking pederson, it's not official yet, but all signs point to a homecoming of sorts for the next head coach of the philadelphia eagles. dry right now, but rain is on the way for tonight and for part of our weekend, the good news is that we will warm into the mid 50s today. goork, this is nbc 10 news today i'm rosemary conners, it's 4:00 on this friday. let's get more on fra forecast from bill henley. >> it's not as cold as it has been. cold enough in the mountains,
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they're back to making it snow at blue mountain. the radar is completely clear: not seeing the scattered snowshowers we started with yesterday and the cold temperatures we had yesterday, either, 33 degrees in philadelphia, 20s for allentown and pottstown, it's in the upper 30s and 40s in delaware and south jersey. during the day we will get some sunshine to start with, 38 degrees, that's up nicely from the 6:00 a.m. number. by lunchtime near 50 degrees and dry through the day, but i am tracking some rain for tonight and into tomorrow. back with the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast in five minutes. jessica boynton is watching your first alert traffic. >> with err in hamilton around 295 around 195, no problems, barely a car in sight, and if you are around this yar you might be trying to head to the new jersey transit train station, good to go there as well, no delays with mass transit. as for some construction, this is due to an earlier accident on route 70 out in cherry hill, new jersey, on the westbound side
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between haden field road and can you tell better boulevard, the right lane is closed because of this. >> route 202 we had an earlier accident here as well northbound right at the skew kill expre expressw expressway. you can see our time times are okay. approaching the skew kill northbound or southbound -- quite an assignment for vice president joe biden, he will be in philadelphia for his first official stop for a newly announced mission to cure cancer. we are live in university city to explain. >> reporter: as you can ex imagine mrs. a lot of buzz around the vice president's visit to university city later today. for one it puts philadelphia on the map as the hub for cancer research and reinn vig rates the fight to cure this deadly dis.
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>> i'm putting joe in charge of mission control. for the loved ones we have all lost. >> reporter: now, all this after the vice president's son beau biden suck coupled to cancer. coming up in the next half hour i will explain why coming here to university city for the vice president also has a personal connection for him when it comes to his late son. we will also look at the individuals who he will meet with later today. reporting live in university city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. students at sfs elementary school in philadelphia will return to class for the first time since tuesday's explosion in the boiler room. school maintenance workers are demanding action in the wake of that explosion that nearly killed a mechanic. school safety will be the focus of a protest planned today at the philadelphia school district headquarters on broad street. union workers say they have voiced numerous concerns to the
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district about the inadequate staffing levels and unsafe equipment in their schools. we have some new information this morning on a story we first told you about at 11:00 last night. a man has died at the hospital after crews pulled him from the delaware river. sky 410 was over the scene on the 1900 block of columbus boulevard. it appeared the man was working in the area and somehow fell into the water. a man shot during an armed robbery attempt at a tattoo parlor is in stable condition this morning. it happened last night on north 31st street in philadelphia's strawberry mansion neighborhood. the victim was struck by a stray bullet as two suspects exchanged gunfire with an employee. police have not made any arrests in this case. now to news from our south verse gee bureau. a local congressman is pushing to raise the federal minimum wage. donald nor cross announced a new initiative for what he called a
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living wage of $15 an hour. we were at camden county college where he heard from a number of constituents including a nurses' aide who told him she struggles to meet ends meet on the current minimum wage. >> you ask yourself can you survive off of $200 a month with you and a child. i can't. >> congressman nor cross says a $15 wage will lift hard working people out of poverty. all right. talking sports now, the eagles have found their new head coach. he is kansas city chief's offensive coordinator doug peertd son, a protege of andy reed. the birds are expected to make the pederson pick official when the playoff run is over. he was both an eagles quarterback and assistant coach under andy reed. andy gyllenhaal got reaction from fans. >> they hired is guy named doug pederson, he is with the kansas city chiefs. >> he used to be a quarterback.
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>> i think he can do a good job. you hope the players respect him. >> he needs to build up the offensive line. >> right now pederson is planning for the chief's playoff game against the patriots on saturday. here is a taste of some media reaction, the cover of this morning's philadelphia daily news reads hail to the chief? the back cover had the head line little red, it's a reference to pederson learning his trade from reed who had the big name big red. former eagles quarterback aj feely says pederson has an exceptional personality and brings a modern version of the west coast offense. nfl analyst brian bald i thinker and dick ver meal also weighed in on comcast sports net. >> they lost out on add gam gays, ben mack a doo due went back to new york, carlson changed his mind. i think it got to the point where if this continued they had to make this thing look good from the outside.
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i feel like that. >> i like the way he's come up, the way he's been groomed, i think he will be a good head football coach. you've got to come up with the calls it takes to lead organizations more so today than ever before. >> as for chip kelly, he has a new job just two weeks after the eagles released him. the san francisco 49ers hired kelly yesterday. in a statement kelly thanked the 9ers owner for the opportunity and said that his immediate focus is building the best coaching staff possible. you can count on nbc 10 your official eagles station for in depth coverage. eagles next head coach, tap the app or go to our website for a closer look at pederson's resuée and stats. >> announcer: now your first alert weather. seven minutes after 4:00, it is a cold start this morning but not as cold as it has been, the temperatures just below freezing in philadelphia with some of the suburbs in the 20s, allentown
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25, 29 northeast philadelphia but atlantic city 48 degrees right now. clouds are not happening today, you will see lots of sunshine on the slopes and the temperatures that are cold to start with, going to see a pretty quick warm up and light wind to start with, too, calm from pottstown down to philadelphia into wilmington and south jersey and dry, too. nothing to show you on the radar screen just yet. that will change for this evening. for today we will stay dry, clouds on the increase, bethlehem 44 this afternoon, 46 cam he will back and fleetwood, high of 47 degrees. you will see sunshine this morning, the clouds move in this afternoon, new hope, morse town and along the coastline partly cloudy skies. 58 this afternoon for milford and millville a high of 55. sunshine this morning, a nice warm up this afternoon as the clouds slowly increase during the day for wilmington and philadelphia.
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50s today but rain comes in tonight and starts off the weekend, too. take a look at the extended future weather when i'm back in ten minutes. 4:09 on this friday. let's get a check of traffic from jessica boyington who starts us off in south jersey. >> right around route 70 and kings highway, take a look at some of these intersections. normally during rush hour they are completely backed up. i wish it looked like this all the time. no problems in either direction. roads are dry, everything looks great, in montgomery county watch out for an accident in horsham. no delays this morning. dat and pat co. i will be back. we know where the winning powerball tickets are sold but the winners still remain a mystery. this woman celebrating, sure thought she was a billion dollars richer. we will explain why a powerball prank quickly brought her back
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to reality. also next. >> reporter: good morning. i'm live at the greater philadelphia expo center at oaks for the first philly home and garden show. join me in the backyard next.
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if you are looking to spruce up your house, then happening today and this weekend could give you plenty of good ideas, the philly home and garden show begins today in oaks, matt delucia is there today to give us a preview. >> reporter: most people are used to the philly home show that's over at the convention center every year, but now for the first time they're doing a second one here at the greater philadelphia expo center at
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oaks. right now i'm in the patio section, if you will. it looks very nice, they have this whole thing set up with different things that you can put in your backyard, patio, really to make it look nice. we have this nice little coy pond, a bar set up where it even has a beer tap, you have the coaches. i mean, this thing is just luxury to the extreme, if you will. you have all this nice little garden setup out here as well. we have allison kaplan. she is the hoe manager. tell me why it's so important to have a second show for the folks in this area. >> it's great for us to be out of the suburbs, be able to reach a wider audience with the offerings that we have at our shows. in this show in particular our first philly home and garden show, we're thinking spring, it's gotten cold and this is the first opportunity that everybody has to come out, it's never too early to start planning for what your summer dreams are outside of your home. we have these six amazing gardens for everyone to look at and start planning and just get excited for spring because it's so cold.
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>> and what is different about this show in particular? is there anything different specifically about this one? >> sure. well, we have, again, the garden aspect which we don't have in the city so that's a really great new element for us. we also have a smart home that we've built in this expo center which has been just an amazing process and it's just everybody can learn so much about new eco friendly things that they can do in their homes and ways that they can save on electric bills and save money in their homes and of course we have our wonderful exhibiters who are just experts in their fields and everything from from indoor and outdoor home-related services and products. there's just so much to offer. >> allison, thank you. >> reporter: we're getting closer to that time. wintertime, time to start thinking about what you want to do to your home, as we get closer to the spring and summer make you can implement some of these things. right there, that's the smart home that allison was talking about by xfinity. we will go in there in the next
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hour. we're excited to see what is going on inside there. we were playing with some of the automatic blinds and all sorts of things with cameras that you can do for your home in there. we're going to go from the backyard to the inside of the house in the next hour. join us. from now i'm live in oaks, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. now to breaking news from overnight overseas. police in jakarta, indonesia have arrested three men suspected in yesterday's bombing of a starbucks and a police post. suicide attackers killed two people and injured more than a dozen others. officers made the arrest at dawn this morning on the outskirts of the capital city. police say they covered an isis flag from the home of one of the suspec suspects. the gop presidential candidates sparred in a lively debate in south carolina last night with some heated exchanges between the top -- the two at the top of the pack. a new poll released just before the debate shows donald trump has more than doubled his
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national lead. a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds trump is the first choice of 33% of national republican primary voters. ted cruz comes in second at 20%. trump's new lead over cruz represents an 8 point jump from last month. senator marco rubio comes in third with 13%, followed by ben carson with 12%. now to the debate. those top two candidates took off the gloves last night. ted cruz criticized donald trump for his, quote, new york values but trump countered with an emotional tribute to his hometown's response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. trump also continued his jabs at cruz over whether he is even eligible for the presidency. cruz was born in canada, but his mother was an american citizen. >> you become the nominee who the hell knows if you can even serve in office. >> why are you raising this issue now? >> because now he's doing a little bit better. >> there were other fiery exchanges as well.
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senator mub row criticized knowledge governor chris christie for his policies on gun and education, while christie suggested senators like rubio are all talk and governors like him are held accountable for what think do. on the democratic side presidential candidate bernie sanders has picked up the endorsement of former democratic party chairman paul kirk. kirk was a long time aid to the late senator ted kennedy briefly filling kennedy's senate seat after he died in 2009. kirk is one of the few matter officials to endorse sanders over hillary clinton. >> speaking of hillary clinton, she weighed in on last night's republican debate in south carolina. when it was over clinton tweeted, #tbt, #gop, love trump's hate. the democrats will get their turn this weekend, they will take part in their final debate before the iowa caucus and new hampshire primary, you can watch hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley square off
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sunday night at 9:00 right here on nbc 10. now, to a developing story in michigan where the governor is asking president obama for an emergency disaster declaration to deal with the flint water crisis. the governor is also asking for more federal aid to help agencies and the community provide clean drinking water to residents of flint. despite those efforts protestors marched yesterday to the state capital building calling for governor rick snider's resignation, tap water in flint became contaminated with too much lead after the city switched its water supply in 2014 from detroit's water source at lake huron to the flint river. today duck boats will return to the streets and waterways of seattle four months after a deadly accident. this video from september shows the crash involving a duck boat and a bus on a bridge. the accident killed five people and injured dozens of others. officials shut down its
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amphibious vehicles but this morning the boats will return with some changes, including extra crew members for safety. chicago is already a city on edge after a controversial police shooting. now a judge has ordered the release of a new video showing another police officer shooting and killing a 17-year-old car theft suspect back in 2013. we want to warn you, you may find in footage disturbing. the grainy video shows the suspect, cedrick chatman running from police. officer kevin fry claims he thought the teen had a gun and his partner was in danger so he fired three deadly shots. all chatman had in his hand was a box for an iphone. now the chatman family is suing the family for wrongful death. in recent months the chicago police department has seen its superintendent fired and one of its officers charged with first degree murder in the fallout from controversial police shootings. in other news this morning the u.s. coast guard is reporting that it has taken more
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than 150 cubans back to their home land after they were stopped trying to cross the south florida straits to the united states. the coast guard released still photos of yesterday's prigs. cost guard says officers have seen a steady increase in cubans trying to illegally enter the united states by sea since the improved diplomatic relations between the u.s. and cuba. we are still waiting for three winners of that world record powerball jackpot to come forward and claim their prize. a crowd gathered at this convenience store near los angeles after people heard the store sold one of the winning tickets the other tickets were sold in mumford, tennessee, and florida. the winner will split the $1.6 billion jackpot. it was a burst of joy over the powerball jackpot and quickly faded because of an apparent prank. the only of the california wellness center had treated thousands of patients and nurses to powerball tickets, one of those nurses started celebrating after her son sent her a picture
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of what he said was the winning ticket, but that was not the case. an administrator says the owner of the wellness center feels very badly for the news. >> she said, my gosh, the son played a joke. i want you to let her know that i would probably be willing to send her on a vacation somewhere because it's not a nice joke. >> that's a nice gesture. california lottery officials say they cannot confirm anything about the actual winner until that winner claims the prize. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 21 minutes after 4:00, it's a cold start this morning, but dry. nice clear view and a calm view of boathouse road, the wind not an issue this morning, it's calm in philadelphia and the temperature up by 7 compared to yesterday, we are at 33 degrees in the city. there's still some chilly spots in the suburbs, but cape may it's even warmer, in the 40s
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this morning, that's a live view from the marquis lafayette hotel in the 50s this afternoon, at city 48 degrees, inland millville is in the upper 20s, below freezing in wilmington. a few scattered high clouds, thicker clouds are for now to the south. look at that cloud cover in the south. across mississippi, alabama and georgia, that's the rain that's going to be moving into our+l a later this evening and staying with us overnight tonight. just approaching atlanta right now, but it's going to be a fast mover, right up the east coast and by this evening at 7:00 we will see cloudy skies and still be dry in philadelphia, but the rain just starting to inch into maryland and the steadier rain at that hour in virginia. that's at 7:00. by 11:00 this evening late rainfall will be falling in philadelphia, it's heavier rain to the south in delaware and south jersey and still some showers first thing saturday morning at 7:00 in the morning. we will be drying out for the
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rest of the day tomorrow. for today dry all day and a sunny start, too. it's this afternoon we will see clouds and mild temperatures. highs in the 50s today, anywhere from 52 to 55 degrees, southerly winds anywhere from 3 to 9 miles per hour. and the weekend forecast, the temperatures will start coming down on saturday with some rain in the morning, drying out in the afternoon. mostly cloudy and colder for sunday. but even colder weather is ahead, i've got the seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. 4:23. i have to say i was pleasantly surprised this morning, jessica, when i was driving in to see vine street open. it's been a while since i've driven in on this shift and normally it's mostly closed. >> that's why i keep using it even in the 4:00 hour because a lot of people plan their morning commutes around that ongoing construction. all week we haven't had the east or westbound sides closed but we do have some construction in the area although they are open. these are our cameras around
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24th street. you can see road work and restrictions over into the shoulder but that's off one of the off ramps so you are good still to go, it's not clocking it off. you won't see jams or backups right now. no problems on the schuylkill on 95, the schuylkill to 95 only a 15 minute trip. beefing up the beaches along the jersey shoreline, it's supposed to keep homes and properties safe from storms, but the work here along long beach island is far from done. next nbc 10 works to track down the company that's already left town. ahead in our next half hour, easing the pain. find out what penndot may soon let you know when schuylkill expressway traffic is at its worst.
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as we are well into the winter season, some jersey shore residents are concerned about their homes on long beach island. with only a narrow stretch of sand between several homes and the ocean, many residents hit hard by hurricane sandy are at risk of winter storms, that's because a dredging company had suspended a dredging project last month. the company has moved its equipment to other states and is not expected to return here until march. >> big concern. you get up in the morning and you thank god to see that the ocean still further out. i just want the thing to be taken care of so that we are protected. >> the department of environmental protection says the company was within its contractual rights to put work in new jersey on hold. the equipment from lbi was moved to an area of georgia that's home to a navy submarine base. coming up, call it a very different kind of financial aid. at 4:30 we'll take you to the
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philadelphia campus where some college students are allegedly dating to pay off school loans.
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making it personal. today vice president joe biden will meet with medical experts at penn as part of his new mission to cure cancer, details are ahead in a live report. calming fears after the ambush shooting of a philadelphia police officer. coming up we will hear from community members worried that their west philadelphia neighborhood could soon see more violence. and easing the pain so many of us feel each time we travel


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