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nbc 10 news starts now. right now at 11:00, the snowcation is over for thousands of our school in the area. children returned to classes for the first time since the blizzard. and here is a live look over market street in center city, philadelphia. main roads just fine today, but some side streetds are still a mess. the philadelphia streets department says its goal is to make sure all of them are 100% passable by the end of the day today. and here is one place that really could use a plow. nbc 10 took this video along bancroft street earlier this
morning. you could see snow clogging the pavement there leaving cars no place to go. good morning. i'm lauren mayk. the past few days have been frustrating for people living on streets still packed with snow. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in south philadelphia on one street that could use a little help, right, matt? >> reporter: indeed, lauren. people are still trying to dig their cars out several days after the storm. take a look. we're on pierce street here still undrivable, but the slight warmup is helping to melt some more of the snow and that is helping drivers who are still digging out. a closer look here, some streets are still snow covered in south philadelphia a few days after this blizzard. and in one spot we saw a broken shovel stuck in a snow mound, one of the casualties of the storm and the frustration that we've seen out here. as of yesterday the streets department pegged this snow removal number at 80% complete. i just got off the phone with the mayor's office. i'm told plowing has continued
overnight and into this morning. i'm told there will be an update on the plowing efforts in the next few hours. as we take another live look, most of the roads that we traveled this morning have been plowed, but bear in mind of course these smaller streets and alleyways do make it very difficult to get through if at all. actually, we did speak with somebody who lives in this neighborhood just a few moments ago. if we have that sound, let's take a listen to that. >> i've been dealing with a lot of walking. as best as possible. at least sidewalks you can get around. but you can't even back out here because if you try to move, you're going to hit another car, you're going to hit something. so you just wait. >> reporter: a lot of waiting going on here. and most of the people that we've seen have been walking to where they need to go. that gentleman you just heard from, he says he has not been able to get to work in the past couple of days, but fortunately his employer is very flexible with all of this. his car's parked around the
corner here. when you see this street right here, still at least a couple of feet of snow to get through, but we have not seen anyone out here with a shovel since then. it's very difficult as i mention to get a plow through this street. it's not wide enough. but they're hoping that at least they can maybe get some sort of machinery or snow blower through here to at least get some of the snow out of the way to get their cars out. live in south philadelphia this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thanks, matt. well, you've had a few days to get your car dug out of all that snow, and today the fill dell pa pa -- philadelphia parking authority will start giving out tickets and resume normal booting and towing operations. in wilmington the cancellation forced for recycling collection this week. the sanitation is helping with plowing and snowing removal. normal trash collection resumes tomorrow for residents east of i-95. and residents west of i-95 will have trash picked up on friday. we'll expect to see more
melting today as temperatures are once again above the freezing point. here's a live look now at boathouse row in philadelphia. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley is here with a look at what to expect for the rest of the day. >> lauren, they were above freezing all night. we saw melting conditions through the night. and now the rain is gone. just a few scattered clouds are left. the temperature though is going nowhere, everyone though we'll see more and more sunshine today, the wind really holding the temperatures back 41 degrees in philadelphia. winds are especially gusting in the pocono mountains, reading, lancaster, millville with 20-mile-an-hour winds. you can see the shake in the camera looking at boathouse row. sunshine, looks like temperatures falling into the upper 30s by 4:00 this afternoon. and then colder air arrives tonight by 7:00, 34 degrees. we'll be dropping into the teens overnight tonight. got a look at the seven-day forecast when we're back in just a few minutes. thanks, bill. be sure to have the nbc 10 app
on your smartphone and tablet for weather alerts and warnings. and you can also upload blizzard cleanup photos right to the app. a driver is charged with dui after this accident in bal bala cynwad. he told firefighters he thought he was taking the ft. washington exit and ended up driving off the road and down the embankment. he was not hurt. time now for a check on the road with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. jessica, what are you seeing this morning? >> things are clearing up just a little bit, but we still have this incident on 95 right around the betsy ross bridge on the northbound side. involving another vehicle and a tractor-trailer due to slippery conditions and now you can see they are blocking off a lot of traffic to that exit ramp on the northbound side. no big delay by the scene right now. it's just a lot of crew in the area trying to get this situation under control. so now, again, that was 95 around betsy ross bridge.
you can see the drive times doing okay for the most part on 95. the schuylkill, the blue, no accidents, one whitemarsh butler and markly street. new jersey looks okay. 295 around the black horse pike. no problems or slippery spots even right through the work zone. but as for mass transit pretty much back to normal for the most part. darth route 8 running again and trains running with fewer cars so may be some crowding for you today. and, jessica, we have breaking news in south florida. people are just starting to see what was damaged after a possible tornado whipped up there through a little more than an hour ago. this is a live look at some of the damage in coconut creek. you can see the crew there moving around to assess the damage and clean things up. and we have video from broward college just a few minutes ago. trees ripped up from the ground,
cars tossed to their sides. and some buildings on the ground. college is now advising students to seek shelter. authorities are trying to determine if this was actually a tornado that came through there and caused all of this. police have a student in custody who they say admitted to posting a threatening message against schools in chester, delaware county. officials say there is no longer a threat. schools in the chester upland school district, chester community charter school and nearby chester high school are all open today. this threat was posted on instagram and facebook around 7:00 last night. and it specifically mentioned attacking african-american students. we talked to students and parents at chester high school about how they feel about it today. >> little scared. >> as a parent, i think it's ridiculous that someone would do that, as a parent. but i'm glad they caught the person that did it. >> as you can see there was a police presence at the school. and overnight police tracked the threat to the home where the
17-year-old chester high school student was at a sleepover. there's no word yet on charges. new jersey governor chris christie's comments on the jersey shore flooding are again storing some anger on the shore. the governor reiterated his view that the storm damage from the blizzard does not compare to hurricane sandy. for some people in the wildwood that is adding insult to injury. the mayor of west wildwood says that community has between $5 million and $10 million in damage. and some residents are outraged at the governor's comments. >> ignore us and say that we didn't have any problems with water because we did. >> we're sitting here see for yourself. >> christie did confirm he called to apologize to the mayor of north wildwood. he called patrick rosenello crazy during a town hall on monday. christie says he got carried away. atlantic city leaders are trying to calm fears about a state takeover. >> i hope you didn't settle because we deserve better than
the crumbs we've gotten. >> now, earlier in the day governor chris christie announced plans for a possible takeover, saying the state needs to take an aggressive step to turn around the city's finances. he says the city is being held back by its governmental structural and its debt. the state senate president met with council members who believes the governor's announcement gives them a seat at the bargaining table. still, a lot of people who live there are concerned. >> my biggest concern with a state takeover is the fact that we're going to lose power as a community. that's going to affect our future living here. >> by having the state take us over, that's basically a dictatorship. they are not of the area, they do not know what's going on. and we take tremendous offense to that. >> the state has already been overseeing the city's finances since 2010. and this year a.c. is projected to bring in $14 billion less than it did six years ago. city council assured residents they would continue fighting for
them while also admitting that the financial crisis cannot be denied. the pennsylvania state senate is expected to issue a report today on whether to remove kathleen kane as attorney general. yesterday the house judiciary committee voted unanimously to launch an investigation into whether kane should be removed for misbehavior in office. kane faces charges she leaked secret grand jury information to the media then lied about it under oath. today, a philadelphia veterans affairs executive is asking a judge to overturn her demotion and pay cut at a hearing. last year the v.a. demoted diana rubens from director to assistant director of its regional office in germantown. v.a. inspectors accused her of arranging her own move from washington to philadelphia so she could be closer to her family in delaware. that move cost the government more than a quarter of a million dollars. at a congressional hearing rubens took the fifth. the v.a. demoted or suspended eight other employees for
alleged mismanagement. volunteers will hit philadelphia streets this afternoon to try to track homeless youth. 90 volunteers will start at love park and spread across the city for a quarterly count of homeless young people. experts say nearly young people philadelphia kids ages 11 to 18 have experienced homelessness. nbc 10's digital team reported in depth on the faces of homeless youth. go to nbc10.com or the nbc 10 app to see more of the coverage of the young people living on the streets and the people helping them to survive. have you eaten at a wendy's restaurant recently? why the fast food chain says you might want to keep an eye on your credit card statement if you used plastic to pay for your purchase. apologized -- have you apologize snd. >> do i apologize? >> see what set off this exchange between donald trump and nbc news correspondent. we're getting ready for a colder night tonight, but this afternoon more and more
a developing story now that could affect millions of fast food lovers. wendy's said today it is investigating a possible data breach. the ohio based restaurant chain says there have been reports of unusual activity on payment cards that have been used at some of its locations. wendy's is encouraging all customers to watch for unauthorized charges.
donald trump says he is not going to participate in tomorrow night's republican presidential debate, which will be the last one before the iowa caucuses. as nbc's peter alexander shows us, it's just the latest twist in trump's ongoing feud with fox news. >> reporter: taking a page out of his art of the deal playbook, donald trump is walking away from the table. abruptly announcing he'll skip tomorrow night's republican debate. >> let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okay? all right. let's see. >> reporter: a trump aide telling nbc news, it's not under consideration. and his word is bond. rival ted cruz immediately challenged trump to a one-on-one 90-minute debate duel and hit the billionaire for backing out. >> donald is a fragile soul. if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> reporter: the cruz campaign quickly launching this website tell ducking donald, debate ted
cruz. trump's latest fox news feud escalated quickly after trump once again slammed moderator megyn kelly for being unfair. the network fired back overnight with a statement charging trump's campaign manager with threatening kelly saying, we can't give in to terizations against any of our employees. trump is still welcome at thursday night's debate and will be treated fairly, but he can't dictate the moderators or the questions. here in iowa trump highlighting his anti-immigration stance with the support of controversial sheriff joe arpaio. with influential christian conservative tony perkins backing cruz. still anti-abortion leaders are urging iowans to support anyone but donald trump arguing he cannot be trusted on the topic of abortion, echoing attack ads by cruz and his allies over trump's past comments on "meet the press." >> i am pro choice. >> reporter: in 1999 you said you were pro choice in all respects. >> what did i say?
you didn't read it. read the full statement of what i said. >> reporter: are you a trustworthy -- >> very trustworthy, more so than you. you didn't read the question. >> reporter: i'll read it now. i'm very pro-choice. >> when you asked before why didn't you say do you hate the concept of abortion? do you apologize? have you apologized? >> reporter: do i apologize for reading your words? >> for not reading my words. no, do you apologize for not reading my words? >> that was nbc's peter alexander reporting. trump says he plans to hold a simultaneous event tomorrow night opposite the debate that he says will support veterans and wounded warriors. the latest quinnipiac university poll shows a tight race on the democratic side in iowa. the poll released today shows vermont senator bernie sanders slightly ahead with 49% of iowa likely democratic caucus participants. former secretary of state hillary clinton is four points behind at 45%. this poll has a four-point
margin of error. today, decision 2016 comes to philadelphia where hillary clinton will hold a fundraiser. franklin square capital partners of south philadelphia will host the presidential candidate tonight. rocker jon bon jovi will perform. the former secretary of state also received the liberty medal here in 2013. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton and bernie sanders both stumped in iowa yesterday. and sanders will meet with president obama at the white house later today. so will nbc 10's jim rosenfield. jim is heading to the white house today for an exclusive one-on-one interview with president obama. look for his reports tomorrow on nbc 10 news at 6:00 and 11:00. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. we start off with a rainy day and a mild overnight period.
we're clearing out right now. helping with that gusty winds will stay with us through the afternoon. cold tonight though riding in on those same winds. much colder air for tomorrow morning. 37 now in doylestown. in the low 40s in northeast philadelphia, and look at the sunshine in millville, 40 degrees. you can see bright sunshine on the poconos. this is blue mountain, nice skiing conditions. the temperatures just below freezing with that bright sunshine. feels pretty good. there's the rain we had overnight. that's now offshore. it's going to be dry for the rest of the day, but look at the cold showers moving into the pocono mountains, extreme northeastern pennsylvania seeing scattered light snow showers. not expecting to see snow showers, but the cold, that will be riding in to the area overnight tonight. and the steady wind during the day right now at 12 miles an hour for philadelphia and wilmington a little stronger in central delaware, dover at 17 miles an hour. that's going to keep our temperatures from warming up all that much. so your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling
for partly sunny skies in the pocono mountains, 33 this afternoon, low 40s in allentown and reading. bright sunshine and gusty winds for doylestown, trenton and right along the coast the rain has ended. clouds are thinning out. low 40s this afternoon for atlantic city, vineland and up to 39 in dover. and you'll see bright sunshine just a few scattered clouds at times for wilmington and swed swedesboro. 42 this afternoon for philadelphia. the winds will be gusting at times to 25 miles an hour. that's going to limit the temperatures in the 30s and low 40s this afternoon. and with clearing skies tonight and less wind tomorrow, we'll definitely be colder. 18 to start with. but back into the low 40s in the afternoon. you can see plenty of sunshine for thursday. looks like a dry day friday. start off with some clouds and then clearing in the afternoon with those morning clouds it won't be quite as cold friday morning. just below freezing on friday. colder on saturday morning down to 21 degrees. but a nice warmup saturday afternoon and plenty of sunshine. and look at this, 50 degrees
sunday afternoon. dense fog is a possibility monday morning. then a chance of some showers, but milder tuesday. thanks, bill. well, it is a debilitating condition that affects thousands of americans. and it is a secret a hollywood actress kept for years. >> shame and guilt and fear for so many years. >> for the first time opening up about her m.s. diagnosis and why she waited so long to reveal her condition.
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this week's wednesday's child is a bright teen who is interested in a career in law enforcement. he's hoping to find a loving and supportive family to help him achieve his goals. nbc 10's tracy davidson introduces us to trey. >> trey, nice to meet you. >> i heard you wanted to become a cop? >> yeah. >> 17-year-old trey can be quiet at first, but he opens up quickly to reveal a bright and inquisitive mind. he loves to be active and outdoors, fishing or hiking. he also has tons of philly pride and has thoughts of a career in law enforcement. so he got a chance to learn first thing about it from philly s.w.a.t. he had a great time checking out all the equipment and operating the surveillance robot. >> the robot, it's like a high-tech remote control car
basically. >> i think he's very focused in what he wants and he's very ambitious. >> reporter: trey has been in care for a long time and has been through a lot in his life. he needs a family that is very committed and willing to put in the time to show him what a stable and loving family can offer. >> a family that will not give up on him. one that could commit to him in helping him achieve the goals that he would like to achieve. >> reporter: he would thrive in a supportive and caring environment. >> i think every family could use basically like love that's all you really need. i don't think there's any certain thing, just something that's good. >> reporter: he's hoping to meet that forever family soon. trey is this week's wednesday's child. >> if you'd like to make trey's dream come true, or the dream of any wednesday's child, you can go to nbc10.com and search wednesday's child. you can also call the national adoption center at
1-866-do-adopt. we are still dealing with the aftermath of the blizzard of 2016, and a lot of snow wary people are frustrated. ahead, we'll check out a local street still waiting to be cleared. and it appears the parking authority is back in action as well. and we're following breaking news from south florida this morning. damage from a possible tornado.
this is nbc 10 news. the snow days, they are over. students in philadelphia back in class today after having a few days off due to the blizzard. these kids were heading to pennypacker elementary in west oak lanes. also found boys and girls returning to general phillips kerny elementary on fairmount avenue in northern liberty. after snowball fights and making
snowmen, kids are back in school. as the cleanup continues main roads are pretty clear. here's a look at i-95, but some side roads in the area still have not been plowed. nbc 10's matt delucia is on a street this morning that really could use some help. i bet they're going to be glad for warmer temperatures to help maybe melt all of that. >> reporter: lauren, we've also seen people getting parking tickets. it's back to reality. the parking authority is back into enforcement procedures. you see a lot of these parking meters and kiosks, they are back up and running. so you do have to pay for your space once again. rielt e right over here another unlucky driver will be coming back to some bad news. we have seen enforcement officers out and about here. the parking authority had stopped ticketing cars the past few days following the storm allowing people to park at the meters and kiosks for free. well, that ended today. here's the thing we're hearing from drivers. some streets are still snow
covered here in south philadelphia, days after the blizzard. one driver just finished digging out a space, parked his car for a few moments and just like that was hit with a citation. >> they need a little more time. people are still stuck in certain parts of the city it's not cleared out. i think they should hold off for a few days. they really should. like i said, a slap in the face. i'm going to pay my ticket. >> reporter: pay my ticket. well, as for the snow removal i've been on the phone with the mayor's office this morning. i'm told plowing has continued overnight and into this morning. i'm expecting an update actually on plowing efforts in the next few hours. the parking authority says due to the ongoing cleanup in these residential areas there will be no ticketing for going over the time limit in residential parking districts. but again, the meters and kiosks got to pay here or pay the fine. live in south philadelphia this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. thanks, matt. officials are postponing plans to close a western portion of the pennsylvania turnpike for a
salvage operation. an 86-mile stretch from breezewood bedford county to new stanton were supposed to close this morning so crews could retrieve a tractor-trailer that went over the embankment during the blizzard. but workers need more time to prepare for that part of the oern operation, so the turnpike will shut down for three hours tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. we have video of the turnpike on saturday. hundreds of drivers were stranded here during the blizzard. many of them for more than 24 hours. melting away the snow, that is something you are going to see a lot of today as temperatures they're already in the 40s. here's a live look outside now at the jersey shore from our camera atop the marquee delafayette hotel in cape may. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley is here with a look at the forecast, which i can't believe some of these numbers, bill. >> yes. the seven-day forecast is looking really impressive. today we're doing just fine too. we've got sunshine also helping
with the melt is the wind. it's blowing dry air in. and the temperatures are above freezing. right now 41 degrees in philadelphia. the wind is steady at 12 miles an hour, but we have seen some higher gusts above 20 miles an hour. 38 and holding in pottstown and koetsville at 36. 40s for millville and atlantic city. northeast philadelphia at the airport 41 degrees. we'll enjoy bright sunshine through this afternoon. it's tonight that it will get cold once again. melting at 1:00 and at 4:00. and just barely above freezing at 7:00 this evening. so more impressive temperatures on the seven-day forecast when i'm back in a few minutes. thanks, bill. we continue to follow breaking news. officials are trying to determine if a tornado caused this damage you're looking at right now in south florida. you can see trees ripped from the ground, flipped over cars. this video from broward college is in coconut creek. and the college told students to
seek shelter during this severe weather just before 10:00. one person was hurt in this. we do not know how badly. checking out our nbc 10 headlines, police have a chester high student in custody who they say admitted to posting a threatening message against schools. we have just learned that student is being charged. investigators tracked the 17-year-old down at a sleepover overnight. since there was no longer a threat, schools in the chester upland, nearby chester schools all open today. a driver charged with driving under the influence after this accident in bala cynwyd. he told firefighters he thought he was taking a different exit and drove off the road. he was not hurt. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is coming to philadelphia for a fundraiser tonight. rocker jon bon jovi will perform for donor who is will give at least $1,000 to attend. philadelphia is a regular stop
for clinton's fundraiser. the former secretary of state also received the liberty medal here in 2013. one man is dead, another is injured and several are under arrest after a shootout connected to a standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge. nbc's pat doris has an update from near boons, oregon. >> reporter: it has been a tense and long night here south and east of burns, oregon. you can see protesters now have moved a big front end loader to block the road in case police try to storm the refuge. during the night a caravan of cars carrying women who had been at the refuge, and apparently there had been a vote after the death of vin and the rest of the leaders, i talked to the leader now jason patrick about his feelings and where things are go. >> what do you believe, you say peace and resolution and then kill one of my friends and say you can safely leave and yet
you've arrested somebody who's not even here, what do you believe anymore? i believe in the institution -- constitution. that's why i'm standing here. >> reporter: around 3:00 this morning we got notice that the fbi and state police had started to shut down all the roads in the area. and they're notc÷ letting anyon in. anyone can leave, but if they leave, they are identified and searched and then certainly not allowed back in. and one of the side effects here are the ranchers who are still trying to work in this area. and it has some people very frustrated. >> i think it's going to be ridiculous because i think it's going to come to an end and it's not going to be nice. >> reporter: so the big question today is now what is the next move on behalf of the police? will they sit at the roadblocks and wait for people to leave until maybe there aren't any left? or will they take decisive action and move in? we'll be here behind the police barricades waiting to see. near burns, oregon, pat dooris, nbc news. take a look at this six-alarm fire that destroyed a
building in downtown new orleans early this morning. firefighters battled flames to keep them from spreading to nearby structures. one person was in the building at the time of this fire but was able to safely escape. several blocks of canal street, which borders the city's french quarter, are closed. the cause of this fire is under investigation. crews are still searching this morning for an ohio homeowner missing after a house exploex. cell phone video shows the fiery aftermath of the blast northeast of columbus. officials say the rest of the family who lived at that home did survive. new this morning, the so-called affluenza teen drops his effort to fight deportation and could be on his way back to the u.s. in the next couple of days. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother were arrested in mexico last month following a more than two-week-long hunt. couch was sentenced to ten years of drug and alcohol free probation following his conviction in a deadly drunk driving accident. his lawyers had argued he was
too privileged to know right from wrong. >> we have determined that there are no violations to his human rights and basically it was just mr. couch's decision. he wants to go back to his home state. >> couch's mother was deported to the u.s. last month. this morning the senate judiciary committee is holding a hearing on heroin and prescription drug abuse. lawmakers hope the hearing will lead to action from congress. the cdc reports the number of people who die from drug overdoses involving heroin or opioid pain relievers was 200% in the last 15 years. a driver going the wrong way caused several accidents on a florida highway. traffic cameras show the 78-year-old driver going in the wrong direction near orlando. authorities say he went in the wrong direction for about eight miles. two other drivers got into accidents trying to avoid him. fortunately no one was hurt. officials have recommended that elderly driver's license be
re-examined. a lawsuit filed this morning calls for flint, michigan, to replace all lead pipes in the city water system to ensure residents have a safe drinking supply. it says customers shouldn't have to pay for the replacement. meanwhile, michigan's governor has named a group of medical and field experts who will determine long-term solutions to fix the water system there. they'll also help residents who have been exposed to the lead-tainted water. happening today, a decision is expected on whether to turn off the water at the u.s. side of niagra falls. new york state officials are meeting to discuss plans to replace bridges linking the mainland to islands near the edge of the falls in order to replace the 115-year-old bridges the water on the american side of the falls would have to be redirected to the canadian side. the two concrete arch bridges provide millions of pedestrians with access to goat island each year. check out this video of a
massive wave knocked over an suv as it was driving in a resort city on the pacific coast. people nearby began helping the person trapped inside that vehicle as crashing waves continued to hit. huge waves caused by torrential rains flooded restaurants and homes in that area. his life was filled with controversy, and now a new tv drama about the king of pop appears to also be controversial. details on the production and you may be surprised to hear who is playing michael jackson. 40 degrees right now, and the wind is blowing. so the temperature's not going to change much during the day today. tonight, a different story. got the seven-day forecast just ahead.
this is nbc 10 news. actor jamie-lynn sigler talked to matt lauer on "today" show this morning in her first interview about battling multiple sclerosis. she kept her secret 15 years after an industry professional advised her to do so. she said in the beginning she had tingling and heaviness in her legs. but then the symptoms went away. she says five years ago during a divorce it got worse again. she now has weakness in her right side and coordination problems. sigler says she felt the need to talk about her condition after becoming a mom. >> i didn't want to bring my son
up in a home where he felt like he had to hold this secret for me too. i wanted to be an example of strength. >> sigler says she looks forward to the future and continuing her acting career. a new tv movie about the late michael jackson is causing some controversy because of the actor chosen to play the pop star. british actor joseph find has been picked to play the part. he is white. jackson of course was african-american. the movie tells the story of a supposed road trip from new york to los angeles taken by jackson, marlon brando and elizabeth taylor immediately following the 9/11 attacks. jp morgan chase fa-- won't haveo stick to the normal $20, $40 or $60 withdrawals. the new atms will dispense in one and five-dollar
denominations. new atms will start appearing later in the year. six months from now the democrats will be taking philadelphia by storm. thousands of people will be in the city for the 2016 democratic national convention. and the philadelphia 2016 host committee needs your help to make sure this event goes off without a hitch. volunteer director for the host committee, we're talking a little bit about what we can expect and how folks can get involved. first of all, where are you now? do you have everybody you need? >> so we don't have everybody we need, but the excitement and the interest has been absolutely tremendous. we recently surpassed 7,000 in our volunteer database. so we're well on our way of meeting our goal of activating 10,000 folks for july. >> so who do you need? people are going to be doing all kinds of different things. what's the real big need right now? >> sure. so volunteers are coming out from all over the country.
i would love to rally folks in town for the time being to come out and there's a host of activities folks can get involved in. we need everything from behind-the-scenes operations support to administrative help, social media posting and creation to more forward facing roles like greeting folks at the airport, train station, events and everything in between. so if you'd like to support us with press communications and hospitality, we will need all of those areas for support. and so i think it's a great way to engage the community. and we're looking for volunte s volunteers. if you want to come with your youth group, neighborhood, family, we'll welcome it. >> is it just for the time during the event? or do you need people -- you mentioned some social media things. do you really need people right now? >> actually, we've been, you know, using volunteers in a heavy kpcapacity at our headquarters in center city. seeing this as a civic effort that has been many, many months
in the making and will really explode in a burst of excitement when july happens. >> do you have to be a democrat? >> no, absolutely not. i'm really looking at this as a democratic with a little d and not a capital d. so, like i said before, this is a tremendous effort for everybody all over the country, all over our region. when the rnc came in 2000, we had folks who didn't lean politically that way. and this is really about the city. so if you're excited about philadelphia, if you're excited to be an ambassador of our region, this is for you regardless of your background and affiliation. >> all right, hannah, thank you so much for being here. appreciate it. >> thank you. well, we want to give you some information if you are interested in volunteering. you can just call the number on your screen right there. it's 215-770-0770. or you can also register online. we've set up a link on our website, it's nbc10.com, or you can check out the nbc 10 app. hannah tran, thank you so much, again, for being here and sharing that with us. >> thank you. a mom delivered her own baby in a car in the lehigh valley in
the blizzard of 2016 was winding down. mariah bryant told nbc 10 about the unexpected event, the early event, the birth of her baby boy. she was on her way to the hospital sunday morning when she got those contractions, they started getting stronger. she pulled over on route 22 and delivered the baby herself while her friend stood outside the car and called 911. >> the sense of calmness that i felt was completely unreal. i was not panic at all. i did not feel pain. it was the easiest labor. >> the baby arrived a month early at 4 pounds 8 ounces. he's spending time at the nicu at cedar crest. both mom and baby are doing well. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. gray skies to start with, even some rain overnight. but we're seeing more and more sunshine. and the crowd growing on the ice rink at penns landing. pretty nice day though it's a little breezy.
winds at 12 miles an hour and temperature holding at 41 degrees. during the day today we will stay above freezing, so you see still some snow on the ground, but it's slowly melting. and the snow pack will continue to come down until tonight. then it gets cold once again, readings dropping below freezing. there go the clouds. they're pushing out of here. clouds at the shore are already starting to thin out as well. no precipitation at all. no raindrops, no snowflakes, not with these clouds. the clouds thin out. then with clear skies and less wind tonight that's when we'll see the lower temperatures. rain is offshore watching some snow to the north. we will stay dry during the day. in fact, the next several days we'll be dry. the temperatures low 40s that's at noontime today. watch how they'll stay pretty steady during the afternoon hours. it's this evening that they'll start coming down in a hurry. by 9:00 this evening 31 degrees and falling. so stand by to enjoy a pretty nice day today. the melting continues through the afternoon, upper 30s and low 40s today.
breezy with winds gusting to 25 miles an hour. and colder tonight, down to 19 in the morning. 41 the high temperature on thursday. the wind will come down, so windchill won't be the factor that it is today tomorrow morning just be cold on its own. 40s for thursday. and again on friday. with clouds in the morning, which will hold temperatures up friday morning. 29 degrees will be the low. then up to 40 in the afternoon. and we'll see plenty of sunshine heading into the weekend. saturday that means a high of 45 degrees, potentially up to 50 degrees on sunday. and in the upper 40s on monday with some dense fog in the area. then showers are possible tuesday with a high of 54. we'll be right back.
some california residents are fighting to stay in their homes even as their apartment building teeters on the edge of a cliff. the coastal erosion in pacifica is being blamed on el nino. nbc's gabe gutierrez talked to some of those residents. >> reporter: it's the cliff hanger that's drawn worldwide attention. part of the bluff beneath this apartment building crumbling, but this morning some residents insist it's safe. >> where else can you live along the coast for like $1,500 a month? this is like a poor man's malibu.
>> reporter: not ready to say good-bye to the view, he's filed an appeal challenging the city's evacuation order. >> you know, there's an old saying, if you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space. >> reporter: michelle has lived in pacifica for five years. >> i love it here. and i'm not willing to leave. >> reporter: and she's among the few still spending the night here ignoring these yellow signs. >> to say, oh, we have to get out, why? if it falls, it's not going to fall in ten seconds. we'll have plenty of time to get out the front door. >> reporter: the severe erosion blamed on a ferocious el nino. strong storms pacifica has battled before. city council members just approved an emergency declaration allowing them to ask for state and federal money. residents are allowed in the units to pack during the day, but police say there's no firm deadline for them to finish moving out. do you feel safe here? >> at this point right now, yes, i do. >> reporter: still, jeff says he's complying with the evacuation order, packing up his closet and trying to figure out what's next for him and his dog.
>> things happen for a reason. you know. but i just think they're making more out of that than they need to be. >> that was nbc's gabe gutierrez reporting. now, the situation there could get worse as more rain is expected later this week. center city commuters be ware. the parking authority is once again enforcing meters and kiosk parking. nbc 10 crew found enforcement officers writing tickets this morning. the parking authority had stopped ticketing cars for the past few days following the blizzard. this allowed people to park at meters and kiosks for free. meanwhile there are some streets still covered in snow in south philadelphia days after the blizzard. coming up this afternoon, starting at 3:00 it's "ellen" with jack black, olivia mun and drummer bob moses, then nbc 10 news at 4:00. this afternoon, a new way to help prevent buildings from collapsing in philadelphia. at 4:00, the city's new plan to use drones to keep people safe.
that's this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. one of the fiats that the pope used will be used to kick off this year's auto show at the pennsylvania convention center. the fi at 500l is one of three cars part of the ceremonial drive-in this afternoon. mayor jim kenny will be there as well. it's open saturday and runs through february 7th. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley back with us. with those warmer temperatures. >> yeah. we're going to see lots of 40s and some 50s over the next seven days. seven-day forecast has us in the low 40s today. yesterday's high was 50 by the way. did pretty good. but there are going to be some cold mornings including tomorrow morning, 19 degrees. saturday morning down to 21. then a nice warming trend into next week. >> just get some 60s in there we'd be all good. >> and then 70s and 80s. that's the plan for the rest of the year. [ laughter ] >> i like it. that's our plan. well, nbc 10's jim's
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