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in is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm katy zachry. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with a warming trend. it's cold now but it could warm up. >> i apologize for breaking the sound barrier. i'm just trying to get to the weekend faster. we will be seeing nice warm temperatures over the weekend. this morning, we're in the cold zone, manly clear skies in philadelphia. nbc 10 studios. right now the wind has died down. that changes during the day. it will be a windy afternoon. 19 in pottstown, 31 in philadelphia, northeast philadelphia, wilmington in the upper 20s. it has just dropped to 22 degrees in south philadelphia. right along the delaware river trail, right at the freezing mark. icy spots this morning. we will see sunshine and clouds moving in. a light wind at 8:00, 29 degrees, upper 30s, the wind starts to pick up at 11:00. really gets going this afternoon. that's a 20 mile-an-hour breeze. it will blow clouds through the area and a chance of scattered snow showers and rain showers. really depending on where you
are. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're watching new jersey cameras right now, bill. route 38 around route 70. no backups in either direction, even through the intersection. not any cars stopped at the red light before it turns green. hamilton township, still watching the jackknifed tractor-trailer. this isn't a huge disruption on the new jersey turnpike right now. you can see we're still in the green. southbound is where it is right around 195 at 7a. only the right lane is blocked. traffic is moving through the area nicely. we've had a good run for the past two days or so for mass transit, all back to normal with no delays. i'll come back in the next ten minutes with more drive times. one week ago, friday afternoon when the snow started falling across the region. >> we all know that turned into the blizzard of 2016. we now know the blizzard ranks as the fourth worst snowstorm to hit the northeast since 1950. the national oceanic and
atmospheric administration made that announcement yesterday. the agency classified the storm as a category 4 which means it had a crippling effect. nearly 24 million people saw at least 20 inches of snow. and the blizzard is creating serious concerns about a winter bloodshotage. >> nbc 10's deanna durante is live in center city this morning with what you can do to help and deanna, this is a pretty serious problem for the red cross. >> the red cross has said it reached emergency levels. during the blizzard they helped a number of people, displaced family, 16 of them, more than 44 people who needed placement because of issues during the blizzard. they responded to nine different fires as well. that's just the blizzard weekend. since the beginning of january, the red cross says that its blood supply has been dwindling because people don't want to come out in the cold or because of the winter storm. here in philadelphia, they canceled more than 30 blood drives, just over the storm weekend. you're looking at video supplied by the red cross. that video shows what it looks
like when there's a full blood drive. red cross officials say when it's cold, snow on the ground, people cancel their blood drives and they just don't show up.ç >> the severe weather over the past several days and really since january 1st nationwide has caused a really major blood shortage. so we're trying to ensure we have enough blood on the shelves to be able to continue to support our hospitals. we have to collect nationwide about 14,000 pints of blood each day. >> and that picture you're looking at supplied by the red cross she's volunteers and workers responding during the blizzard. you can see how much snow is on the ground as they're trying to unload that vehicle. and find a location to donate blood is easy. just go to the nbc 10 app. look up places where you can donate this weekend and the red cross says if you show up before the beginning of february, you'll get a coupon for some free coffee. reporting live in center city, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> 6:03 and 28 degrees in philadelphia. new this morning, police in new
castle county, delaware, are investigating a suspicious death. someone called for a welfare check last night around 10:00. when police showed is up to the home, they founded it a person dead inside. there are circumstances on scene that make this death suspicious. well, it was the last debate before the big iowa caucuses on monday. >> that's right. donald trump was noticeably absent but there was still a lot of action between the other candidates. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in the digital operations center for us this morning, breaking it all down. there was even a mention of philadelphia. >> there was, katy and tracy. donald trump held his own rally not far from where the debate was being held. he was absent but the remaining seven republican candidates went after each other. it was bitter and personal at certain points between senators ted cruz and marco rubio, each accusing the other, changing their positions on the status of undocumented immigrants, especially their roles in the senate immigration reform bill.
rubio directly accused cruz of being willing to say or do anything to get elected. >> the truth is, ted, throughout this campaign you've been willing to say or do anything in order to get votes. you work forever george w. bush's campaign. >> no, no, a debate is a policy issue. i will say this, gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question, i may have to leave the stage. >> and republican presidential candidate ted cruz there talking and also you had marco rubio talking there as well. we did hear from marco rubio also talking about philadelphia. there was that mention during the debate, in particular, the ambush of officer jesse hartnett. i'll have more on that coming up when we see you again in the next half hour. for now, i'm live in the digital operations center, matt delucia, nbc 10. our great veterans are being treated terribly. >> donald trump skipped the debate in favor of holding a rally for vets. his campaign posted this video
on facebook where he pledges to improve health care for veter veterans. trump held the rally at drake university. he said fox news apologize, tried to persuade him to attend the debate. trump told the crowd he would have preferred to be at the debate but said he was committed to supporting veterans who are being mistreated. >> the online polls said i've done well with that, with the debates. i've had a kick with it. but you have to stick up for your rights. when you're treated badly, you is to stick up for your rights. you have to do it. >> trump said he raised about $6 million for vets at the event. he will spend today campaigning in new hampshire. the iowa caucuses are on monday. lauren mayk will be there and we'll bring you continuing coverage. this morning, military officials say fighter jet tests caused the sonic booms that caused concern for people across the eastern shoreline. residents from new jersey to long island reported hearing loud booms and feeling the ground and buildings shake.
people as far away as connecticut heard those booms. a navy spokesperson says it's the result of supersonic testing off the coast that involved two fighter jets. we talked with a woman in atlantic city who was left guessing about the situation. >> oh, my god, what was that, we don't know if it was a bomb, a plane, people were running off the beach. it was like a panning. we were panicked, too. >> that was the reaction of a lot people. the jets can travel faster than the speed of sound which caused the thunder-like rumble that startled so many. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> seven minutes after 6:00. getting a cold start this morning. may run into some icy spots. we'll see a warmup during the day, however, we have clouds that will be blowing into the airy, isolated showers are possible. could see snow showers north of the city, rain showers are scattered around delaware and south jersey this afternoon. this weekend, a warmup that will have us in record territory early next week. this morning, though, just plain
old cold for reading. 22 degrees. just below freezing in philadelphia and in cape may, clear skies and 30 degrees, just below freezing and beach avenue is damp. it's melting still. still a little bit of snow right along the edges of the street. that ill with be disappearing over the next few days. radar shows no showers have appeared just yet. they are in western central pennsylvania. that snow is cold enough for all know there. by the time the clouds move into our area, that's at 10:00 this morning, the temperatures will be above freezing. even if we do get scattered snow showers, as this computer model is showing at 1:00 in the afternoon, in the allentown area, into new jersey and delaware, those will be rain drops falling. the temperatures rising. 35 for camel back. upper 30s, fleetwood, morgantown, 37 degrees. the wind will be blowing.ç although we're in the 40s, it
will feel colder than that. smyrna, high of 40 degrees this afternoon. after a cold start, pretty good warmup. newark 40 degrees this afternoon into the low 40s for philadelphia and berlin, new jersey. warmer weather ahead, though, wait until you see the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, thanks, see you then. let's get you to work on this friday, starting by taking a look at the boulevard. >> not too many problems so far this morning. >> not too many problems, at least so far on this friday, we might have a later of a morning rush than we normally do because it's a friday. a lot of people take a three-day weekend. here's route 1 around wissahickon avenue. no problems. north or southbound, starting to see volume, more cars at least traveling through than normal. let's go out on montgomery county in upper gwynedd. an accident on church road and becker road that just popped up. here's a fly through the conshohocken curve. no real problems headed
westbound or eastbound. we typically see this start to get up there in the next 20 to 25 minutes or so, eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. no problems headed westbound into the king of prussia area. heading into new jersey, the garden state parkway, around the great egg toll plaza. that's not a flashing light for any reason. no problems in summer's point or down the shore. watch for slippery spots on the off ramp. tracy? 6:10. a major move for all police in delaware county. the life-saving tool they'll start to carry, coming up at 6:30. and a new report compares philadelphia's drinking water to walter in flint, michigan. now city council is reacting. you hate it when you talk to your friends and then they take a cell phone call. because of this technology, there's a federal quiet zone. no cell phones allowed. blessing or curse? i'm kerry sanders.
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a student in bucks county faces charges for allegedly posting threats against her school on social media. she was arrested after she threatened to shoot up the center for student learning charter school in levittown on wednesday. she allegedly tweeted the threat to her followers during school hours.ç police in chester, delaware county earlier in the week arrested a 17-year-old girl who they say wrote a threatening post on social media. the d.a. says she confessed, she acted on a dare she got through social media. wednesday police charged david millbourne with posting threats online about killing chester police. investigators say he made his
threats because of the arrest of the 17-year-old. philadelphia city council will investigate how the city tests its drinking water. that's after a report suggested the city's procedures are worse than in flint, michigan. the council will healed hearings on the issue. they told the guardian that the water sampling methods that philadelphia uses could conceal the sort of problems that flint is experiencing. the so-called affluenza teenager is wake ug up on u.s. soil this morning. 18-year-old ethan couch alived in dallas thursday afternoon wearing handcuffs. the teen and his mother fled to mexico after couch allegedly violated his probation. couch was sentenced to probation for killing four people while driving drunk in 2013. his attorney successfully argued that his privileged lifestyle prevented him from knowing right from wrong. 6:15. coming up at 6:35. gabe gutierrez is live in texas. he'll join us live to talk more
about today's court appearance for couch. all right. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. i had a couple numbers in my head. you're following 95. there's something there. >> yes, actually nothing is there. that's what i'm trying to highlight. typically we have a delay around the 6:15 morning or so moving forward. we're still at a 15-minute drive time. if anything, that is different so far. if you're heading to center city, no delays yet on 95. but we won't promise that for the rest of the morning. here's another accident in montgomery county upper gwynedd. and 73, the atlantic city expressway, no problems in either direction. be careful on the off ramps in case you find slippery spots. as for mass transit, we're pretty much back to normal. we had a rough week, a rough start on mondayance tuesday. the last two days we've started
to get back into business. no delays for septa, amtrak, patco, new jersey transit or d.a.r.t. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 17 minutes after 6:00. we are back in the frozen zone this morning. the temperatures have been falling overnight. a few scattered clouds. it's completely dry in philadelphia right now. that may change in some spots. the wind is light this morning. ht will also be changing. we'll see winds kicking in and that will blow clouds into the area. and some snow showers for the pocono mountains. you'll see them first thing this morning into the midmorning hours, then clearing out in the afternoon. that's a view from camel back where they have been making snow. the winds are stronger in the pocono mountains. they have yet to arrive in philadelphia and south jersey. they will blow into town. we'll see sunshine to begin with. once those winds kick in, the clouds will start moving in. behind these clouds, scattered snow showers.
we could see snow showers for parts of the area during the late morning and afternoon hours. but not everybody is going to get that activity. in new jersey and delaware, more likely you'll see rain showers mixing in. breezy conditions for everyone and that will keep temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s this afternoon. just some spotty showers. temperatures will be above freezing. even if we do get snowflakes to the north of philadelphia, shouldn't be an issue. cold in the morning but a warmup starts saturday afternoon. by sunday afternoon into the lower 50s, monday, a bit of fog in the morning and then 57, the high temperature. if that's not warm enough for you, check this out. we're looking at 60s, low 60s on tuesday. the record for tuesday is 61. we'll be very close to the record. 62 is the record for wednesday. we could tie that wednesday afternoon. then temperatures come back to normal on thursday. >> that's crazy, bill. thanks. 6:18 right now. now to more wild weather. another tornado in south florida, this time in delray
beach. the ef-0 tornado touched down yesterday knocking down trees and power liens. surveillance videos show winds lifting up patio furniture, nearly blowing away a delivery guy. no one was hurt. on wednesday a tornado hit coconut creek. and an exclusive interview with president obama. >> jim, good to see you. >> jim rosenfield gets invited to the white house. hear what the president is saying about philadelphians and the affordable care act. and it's still spreading. where a new case of zika virus has been discovered in the u.s.
today the music world is mourning the loss of its co-founder, paul kantner. he suffered a heart attack this week and died yesterday. he was 74 years old. 6:23. new at ç6:00, he's won 18 gold medals but now olympic swimmer michael phelps has achieved another sports gehl. some may say not so much. causing a college basketball player to miss a free throw. phelps jumped around behind the basket wearing all of the medals and not much else. phelps moved to arizona last year to train with an asu swim coach for the summer's rio games. you may be leaving money on the table when you file income taxes credit if you're eligible but aren't applying for the earned income tax credit.
according to the irs, the earned income tax credit can reduce taxes for working people with low or moderate income but you have to apply for it. the city estimates 40,000 people in philadelphia who are eligible but don't apply. to see if you qualify, tap the nbc 10 app. good morning, everyone. it's jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we've had a relatively light friday so far. we're looking live at route 309 right around susquehanna road. you can see all of the roadways are dry at least at this point. no problems over into the shoulder. and then all traffic is getting by nicely. we'll check in with 95 when i come back in the next couple of minutes. i'm starting to see delays there. for now, let's get a check on today's forecast with bill henley. >> 6:24 and 29 degrees, cold enough for snow. we're tracking snow showers in western and central pennsylvania. some of those will be blowing in during the day today. but by the time they reach the
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this is nbc 10 news. right now on nbc 10 news today, one week after the blizzard of 2016, and some schools are still closed. how it's affecting the students' spring break. and some people could see some more snow falling today, just snow showers, first alert meteorologist bill henley has been tracking that, talking about that. also talking about a major warmup coming soon. plus this. >> they blow people up.ç look what they did in san bernardino, look at the attack
they inspired in philadelphia. >> presidential candidate marco rubio talks isis, terrorism and the ambush on a philadelphia police officer in last night's republican debate. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today," i'm cardinals consider. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's 6:30 and 28 degrees in philadelphia. so potentially slippery spots as you head out the door this morning. meteorologist bill henley has his first alert forecast now. bill? >> that's from the melting we saw yesterday. if there was anything that didn't dry out it's refrozen this morning. temperatures in the 20s. what we'll see during the day, sunshine to start with. skies are nice and clear. clouds move in from the west. they'll be blowing in on winds that will arrive during the morning. the wind has picked up from the pocono mountains. the temperatures, though, they are going to be slow to climb to begin with. 19 in pottstown, wilmington, trenton, northeast philadelphia in the 20s this morning. we're headed for the 40s this afternoon. 29 gredz at 8:00. by 11:00, clouds in the area. we could see late-morning or
early afternoon isolated showers. snow showers to the north. the temperatures will be above freezing, 40 degrees at 2:00. even if we do get snow showers, shouldn't be sticking. rain showers are possible in delaware and south jersey. really spotty, light shower. nothing to worry about during the day today. we go through the forecast hour by hour to show you when those showers are most likely to pop up when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> that's right, bill. we are watching for delays on 95 right now. this is right around the blue route approaching the blue route at least where we did have a stalled box truck in the area. you can see no delays because of that right now. all traffic is moving along, whether you're going northbound or southbound nicely. the blue route as well, no problems. we're still in the green and southbound from the schuylkill expressway to 95, average speed still up there in the 60s and a 15-minute trip so far. montgomery county, an accident in upper gwynedd on church road and becker road. northbound lanes right in here
on northbound 42, they are headed northbound towards the philadelphia area over the bridges. bridges looking great as well. katy? >> jessica, thanks. it has been a week, we remember it well, since the snow started falling here and what a week it's been. >> most of the snow is melting but both in reading and allentown, schools still closed. it's been closed all this week. because of that spring break in reading will only be two days. according to the reading school district, some streets haven't been plowed to allow enough rhyme f room for buss to maneuver safely. all new at 6:00, new jersey state environmental officials say 19 beaches sustained heavy damage during the blizzard of 2016. a report released yesterday by the state department ofç environmental protection says the beaches sustained major erosion. it states that the most severe sand losses happened in northern ocean county on long beach island. 6:32.
new video into nbc 10. philadelphia and police and fire rescue crews rescued a passenger trapped in a car that overturned on potter street just after 3:30 this morning. police tell us the driver was speeding, lost control, slid on snow, hit a pole and turned it on its side. someone broke a window, cut the driver's seat belt and then the driver ran off. police are still trying to find that driver. police officers throughout the county are adding a life-saving tool to their tool belts. county leaders tell us they are the first in the world to use it. drew smith is live at ridley township police department. >> officer s across the area hae been using this life-saving drug. here at ridley township, they had to convert the injectable
version into a spray. the fda approved this all in one nasal spray tool. the company making it has u.s. offices in delaware county. ridley township was the first to use narcan as well. according to the national health data, heroin and pain killer overdozes have risen sharply in the past few years. in response, more departments are carrying this narcan. police chiefs have reported success stories all over our area, especially in camden with at least 150 saves and here in delaware county, they've had 170 saves to date. departments here say they will become the first in the world to use this new tool. expect to see more of it, already partnership grants have been announcing plans to put it into pharmacies, no prescription necessary and you'll find it in high schools where it will be stocked for the school nurse
just like an epipen for people with allergies. drew smith, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. 6:34. philadelphia got a mention in last night's gop debate. >> marco rubio brought up the ambush of officer jesse hartnett. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in our digital operations center following the post-debate reaction. >> that moment came when senator rubio was talking about terrorism and used the officer ambush earlier this month as an example. take a listen. >> look what they did in san bernardino, look at the attack they inspired in south philadelphia that the white house still refuses to link to a shot a police officer three times. did he it because i was inspired by isis and to this day, the white house still refuses to acknowledge it had anything to do with terror. >> noticeably absent last night was donald trump. he had a dispute with fox news, so he held his own rally for veterans in which he claims to have raised $6 million.
it was a night highlighted by bitter and personal exchanges between ted cruz and marco rubio at that debate. some candidates made joking references to trump and his absence. >> i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- [ laughter ] >> you have to stick up for your rights when you're treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights. you have to do it. >> trump was the most searched candidate on google before and after the debate. whether his absence was help or hurt with the votes, that remains to be seen. a bold move, though, considering that the iowa caucuses are now just three days away. live in the digital operations center, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. mean tile, hundreds of people honored hero police officer jesse hartnett three weeks after he was ambushed in west philadelphia at a
fund-raiser in northeast philadelphia last night, he said he's thankful. officer hartnett has undergone several surgeries since he was shot in the arm three times during that attempted assassination. about two dozen nypd officers made the trip for the fund-raiser. >> to shake his hand, say thank you very much for doing your job and to understand that we're here for you. >> the nypd officers presented officer hartnett with a plaque on wednesday. the fraternal order of police organized the fund-raiser saying hartnett still needs several more surgeries before he can fully heal. 6:36. the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch, is back in the u.s. and will be in court today in texas. couch was pu on probation after ill canning four people in a drunk driving accident in 2013. there was an international manhunt for couch and his mother after missing a probation might be. they were after theed in mexico last month. babe gutierrez is live now to talk about today's hearing from ft. worth, texas. good morning, gabe. >> tracy, good morning. later today a judge is expected
to decide what exactly to do with ethan couch, whether he should stay here at this juvenile detention facility or move to an adult jail and whether he should stay behind bars at all. as you mentioned, couch was brought back to the u.s. yesterday. he steps on to u.s. soil in handcuffs, six weeks after sparking that international manhunt. the 18-year-old drop his deportation fight earlier this week was whisked from that immigration facility in mexico city here to ft. worth. he and his mother were captured at"t resorttown of puerto vallarta last month. his case had drawn international attention after he got no jail time for killing four people during a drunk driving crash in 2013 and his lawyers argued that he had affluenza, essentially that he was too rich and spoiled to know right from wrong. his lawyers now say they are optimistic that he will have no further probation issues but if his case is transferred into adult court, prosecute irs could
come after him for up to 40 years in prison if there is another probation violation. tracy, back to you. >> gabe gutierrez, live in texas. we'll see you on the "today" show live at 7:00 a.m. thanks. new information about the zika virus here in the northeast part of the country. officials confirm the first case in massachusetts. a person in boston countracted zika while traveling abroad. there are also three cases in new york, including a pregnant woman. the mosquito-transmitted virus could cause birth defects. the vir has not been found in the u.s. the reported cases are all in people that attracted is while abroad. the fda is working to stop blood donations from people that have travelled to locations where the virus is prevalent. >> now nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's cold like the last few morning. watch your step. cold enough for icy spots this morning. the temperatures will be
climbing above freezing back into the 40s this afternoon. good thing, too. we have isolated showers, snow showers in some areas, rain showers in others. by the weekend, though, the showers are out of here and a big warmup is on the way. they'll have us in record territory earlier next week. 23 in doyletown. getting a break from the clouds in doylestown, a few scattered clouds in northeast philadelphia, millville, 23 degrees. that's a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. you'll see a lot of sunshine to start with. there are more clouds waiting in the winds to the west, producing scattered snow showers. there's a chance we'll see some of the isolated showers in the area. 10:00 this morning, well, some clouds in the area but it doesn't look too bad. as we go into the late morning and afternoon hours, most of the activity stays to the north. this compute irmodel showing a chance of showers in south jersey, more likely rain there. don't be surprised if you see a snowflake or rain drop at some point during the day. with the wind blowing, they
wouldn't last long. with temperatures above freezing, shouldn't be an issue. a nice warmup. pocono mountains, 31 degrees. near 40 degrees for allentown an quakertown. the wind kicks in for doylestown, trenton and mt. holly. that will blow clouds through the area. low 40s for dover, and warming into the low 40s this afternoon for philadelphia, drexelç hill and swedesboro. but the wind will be blowing to make it feel colder. look at the weekend warmup and beyond with the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> 6:40 right now. i don't know how to feel about his report when it comes to snow showers. but then temps in the 50s. >> jessica boyington is watching the traffic. >> we are starting to see a slowdown but it's basically normal. the schuylkill around the vine street expressway. you can see brake lights here. we have an eastbound drive time posted from the blue route to the vine street expressway at this point up to 18 minutes.
we're already adding about six minutes or so to your morning drive. we'll see that really start to climb up there in the next couple of minutes or so. hamilton township, that jackknifed tractor-trailer is tieing things up at exit 7a at 195. the right lane is blocked. next on "nbc 10 news today," new information on this massive fire in center city philadelphia. the one cause that fire officials have ruled out. we'll tell you. and then super bowl blunder. why grounds crews had to repant the end zone? yes, they did.
for a cause. derrick sawyer told concerned residents the fire started on the first floor of the building but one major obstacle interrupted their investigation. >> the fire happened on tuesday, wednesday we secured the structure, thursday we began the investigation, friday the snowstorm. >> many people thanked the fire department for keeping everyone safe but others are saying they're getting mixed information about whether they'll be able to go in and retrieve their property. mayor jim kenney will join police commissioner richard roth for the police academy graduation held at temple university. 30 recruits will graduate. happening today, septa will cut the ribbon on a $19 million improvement project at the 69th street transportation center in upper darby. the west terminal has been restored and modernized.
septa says the improvements will enhance bus and trolley service and public safety.?h@r(t&háhp &c now, this morning, a new kind of development is open for businesses in philadelphia's chestnut hill neighborhood. people like to hear this. this new shopping and residential development in chestnut hill just opened this week. it has been five years in the making. the $30 million project includes a grocery store on germantown avenue along with luxury condos upstairs. the fresh market store offers fresh and organic fruits and meats an seafood along with free parking. >> it is huge to have new construction on the avenue. and to be able to share the amenities of the village of chestnut hill is incredible for this community. >> now, construction of the condos continues and already officials say a quart are of them have been sold. developers say they expect the grocery store alone to raise property values in that area by about 10%. nbc 10's jim rosenfield went
one-on-one with president obama on health care in an exclusive interview at the white house. >> the dead len to sign up for the affordable care coverage is this sunday. there's a final push to get 100,000 uninsured philadelphians to enroll. philadelphia is one of 20 cities targeted by the administration. the city with the most signups wins a visit from the president. for instance, self-employed hairstylist starla smith of germantown has been without health insurance for more than six years. she signed up for coverage under the affordable care act. she'll pay $150 a month in prem yums. >> about seven in ten individuals can get health care for less than their cell phone bill, about 75 bucks a month. >> wrhere's the peace of mind with the $74 a plan especially
with the deductible being as high as it was. >> what was the dedoublible doe >> $6,000. >> experts say putting in the time and effort needed to find a plan that's right for you is one of the features that may threaten the future of the affordable care act. if you don't sign up, you face a penalty of at least $695 or panelly far more. it's based on a percentage of your income. >> members of the administration acknowledge that the health care act is not perfect but they expect even if a republican wins the white house, that key parts of the coverage will not go away. for now they're relying on local leaders to get the word out about sunday's deadline. >> now, there are enrollment events coming up over the next few days in our area. sign up at methodist hospital in south philadelphia between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in montgomery county, get help to sign up for health care covdbage today through sunday, you'll find a mobile enrollment
center at the bala cynwyd shopping center between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. bring important documents such as social security card, address and income information. watch more of our interview with president obama on the nbc 10 app and on nbc10.com. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 11 minutes before 7:00. getting closer to sunrise. we're seeing clouds move away from us. live view from center city. not much wind right now. that is going to be changing as the day goes on. 31 degrees at philadelphia international. just below freezing, just cold enough for icy spots, if it didn't dry up yesterday. calm conditions, the winds will kick in this afternoon and blow clouds into the area. some of those clouds are already blowing through the pocono mountains. this is a live view from french manor this morning. we could see snow showers to begin with in the pocono mountains. winds at 8 miles an hour. that wind will be increasing an
blowing into philadelphia, delivering clouds. for now the clouds are just to the west. high clouds have started to move into berks and lancaster county. the clouds we had overnight are quickly moving offshore. we'll get sunshine to start with. behind these clouds are some scattered snow showers. some of them may held together. we have a light snow shower in western lancaster and york county. those showers will be isolated but a possibility as we go into the late morning and afternoon hours. pretty quiet at 11:00. the hour-by-hour forecast, at lunch time, a few isolated showers in the lehigh valley blowing through the area and into new jersey during the afternoon. we're more likely to see snowflakes mixing in north of the city in pennsylvania by the time they move into new jersey, rain showers. by this evening, they're gone. a breezy day today. clouds and sunshine and isolated snow or rain shower is possible. but the temperatures will be well above friesen this afternoon.
neither one should be an issue. tomorrow morning, a little bit cold to start with. teens and low 20s. 23 in center city. 45 the high temperature on saturday. we're in for a nice warmup that gets going over the weekend. sunday, 52. 57 will do away with any fog in the morning on monday. and then it's even warmer on tuesday. look at this. we are near the record of 61 degrees on tuesday and tieing the record on wednesday. late-day showers, that's a cold front coming through on wednesday. back to the chilly zone on thursday with a high of 44. >> i can't get my eyes past those numbers. that's awesome. thank you. jessica is keeping an eye on the roads. >> nine minutes before 7:00 if you're heading out the door. >> we're starting to see the delays where we normally do. this is right aroundç cottman avenue. 21-minute trip southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. speeds dropping down there into the 40s for right now. and also in montgomery county, another accident popped up in
abington on washington lane and greenwood avenue. >> thanks, jessica. coming up, a check of the day's headlines and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. >> nbc 10's deanna durante is live in center city with important information on how you can help the red cross at this critical time. >> the winter storm took its toll, red cross putting out an emergency call for blood. we'll tell you more, coming up. and trouble in the end zone, the mistake made at the stadium where the super bowl is being held next weekend. we will explain.
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delaware are investigating a suspicious death. someone called them asking to check on a friend and when police signed up at the home, they found the person dead inside. detectives are still investigating. nbc 10's drew smith is on his way there. he'll have an update on the nbc 10 app. the final gop presidential debate before the iowa caulks went on without the gop front-runner. the top remaining republicans sparred on the issues that included immigration and surveillance without donald trump. trump meantime held a rally for veterans just a few miles away from the debate. he says he raised $6 million for vets. officials confirmed the first case of zika virus in massachusetts. a person in boston contracted zika while traveling abroad and is expected to make a full recovery. there are also three cases in new york, including a pregnant woman. today schools in reading remain close as crews continue to remove snow there. according to the district, some streets haven't been plowed enough to allow buses to get through and unshoveled sidewalks
cowl be dangerous for students who walk to school. and a report released yesterday by the new jersey state department of environmental protection says 19 beaches sustained heavy damage during the blizzard of 2016. the most severe sand losses happened in northern ocean county along long beach island. i'm deanna durante in center city. the red cross putting out an emergency call for blood donations, blaming the win tr storm and a very cold winter on people not showing up to donate blood or canceled bloodç donatn drives throughout the country. they say 20 states have been affected. this winter alone. and in our area, more than 30 blood drives were canceled because of the winter storm. if you want to find out more how you can donate, go to the nbc 10 app for a list of locations. i'm deanna durante, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a cold start this morning. we will see sunshine. see clouds are offshore. that's a live view from the pier at margate.
it will stay dre this morning but there may be a shower moving through shore points. we could see an isolated shower later this morning and early this afternoon in philadelphia. 29 degrees this hour. the wind is barely moving. it will pick up, blowing clouds through the airy. the temperatures will climb 19 in pottstown. 23 if wrightstown and 20 in south philadelphia at 5th and wharton. 27 for roxborough and northeast philadelphia at the airport. sunshine and some clouds. nice and calm at 8:00. 30 degrees, look at the warmup. by 11:00 this morning, 40 agrees. the wind kicks in at 2:00 this afternoon, isolated showers. snow or rain moving through the area during the afternoon hours today. good morning, it's jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we have a few things going on. it's been a pretty quiet pri fr
so far. a jackknifed tractor-trailer on the new jersey turnpike, hamilton township. there's an accident at cardinal, steve avenue that just popped up. more of a delay than headed east to 95 here on the schuylkill expressway. the super bowl grounds crews made a pretty big mistake ahead of big game. workers panted the broncos logo in both end zones and forget about the carolina panthers. wonder who they're rooting for. >> error has since been fixed. can you imagine being the one have having to go to your boss? get news and the nbc 10 app, including breaking news alerts. we'll see you for local
updates throughout the day. the "today" show is next. have a great day and nice weekend. good morning. the main events. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> no-show donald trump in the cross hairs at the republican presidential debate. >> i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and, ben, you're a terrible surgeon. >> the republican front runner digging in at a rally of his own. >> when you're treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights. >> this morning, what trump was asking fox to do to show up. the confrontation. the fbi releases video of that deadly shooting of an anti-government protester in oregon. were the officers actions