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this morning. pottstown, trenton, wilmington down to 34. it's still falling right now. there's a possibility we'll hit freezing this morning but then during the day we get enough sunshine breaking through the clouds to warm us from the middle 30s at 6:00 to 37 degrees at 9:00. that's into the 40s at noontime. it may go warmer than that. those winds are really going to be kicking in during the afternoon and that's going to help the -- hole the temperatures back just a bit. i'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> bill, we are watching the schuylkill expressway right now. this is around girard avenue. we have no problems right now in either direction. such a different commute than we saw yesterday eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway, 11-minute trip. an average speed of 67 miles an hour. here's route 70 in cherry hill, new jersey around kings highway. a better drive through the
intersection. traffic moving along, this one little guy right in here, no backups or delays. moving over and staying in new jersey, haddon township, a utility pole is down from an earlier accident, blocking two lanes on the black horse pike on the right-hand side, southbound around nicholson road. watch for police activity directing traffic around there. for now you'll be fine with no backups. >> jessica, thanks. an allentown police officer is in the hospital shot while serving a search warn the in connection to a weekend murder. the shooting happenedç on godfy street in allentown around 10:00 last night. police say the suspect then got into a standoff that lasted for hours. finally ended peacefully overnight. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in allentown. what are you learning about the officer and the suspect and that connection? >> well, tracy, at this time, the officer's name has not been released yet. neither has the suspect's name. both men are being treated here at lehigh valley hospital for gunshot wounds. allentown police were serving a
search warrant at this apartment complex around 10:00 last night. they had zeroed in on a specific unit when we're told someone inside that unit started firing at them. one of the officers who was serving the search warrant was hit in the arm. now the shooter who was shooting from inside was also hit by return fire. what followed was a tense standoff between police and the suspect. here's the allentown police chief on the subject. >> at the time of the incident there was an exchange of gunfire, the individual inside did receive wounds from the exchange of gunfire. and after a brief standoff, we were able to secure him inside the apartment and transport him for treatment as well. >> reporter: now, we're told this is all connected to a homicide investigation stemming from this weekend. the chief goes on to say his officers where are following leads from a homicide sunday night where a woman's body was found stuffed in a recycling bin
on east tilghman street. autopsy released determined that that suspect was shot to death. her killer has not been found. she has not been identified. we'll try and get an update on the officer who was shot, try and get you his name and we'll find out how the suspect is doing and if he said anything more to police about what happened. reporting live in allentown, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. a new court ruling could have major implications for the philadelphia school district. the pennsylvania supreme court says the school reform commission does not have the power to cancel portions of the charter law and school code. the ruling stems from aç case involving a charter school that was fighting the school district's enrollment caps. case could affect how the src handles charter schools, school closings and teacher contracts. the ruling came at the same time they approved three new charter school applications and on the same day parents found out if their kids would get into the charter school they applied to
get into. opponents of the school say charters take away funding from public schools that are already strapped for cash. >> health and phys ed. i'm looking at 3,000 more seats for children in schools that are privately managed, taking resources away from our public schools. >> one src official says the supreme court ruling could mean reshuffling all the teachers in the district by midyear because the src bypassed seniority when making assignments. in philadelphia, police are looking for the thieves that stole more than $4,000 in merchandise from a center city bloomingdales. investigators say nine people wearing ski masks pulled off the heist at the liberty place store early last night. authorities have not made any arrests in the case. happening today, fans have only a few days to see the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus elephants perform in philadelphia.
after this tour, they will retire to the ringling brothers center for elephant conservation in florida. that's new. ringling announced it would end the elephant act after decades of accusations of abuse. the circus said it won every lawsuit but is ending the act for economic reasons. 4:35, 37 degrees. helping the men and women who bravely help our country. hear why their money wasn't going where they thought it was. also ahead, jeb bush's america. the controversial tweet the candidate made that contained a picture and only one word. a few clouds overhead, no sign of any rain this morning. 37 degrees at 4:35. your neighborh]od by neighborhood forecast just ahead. and there's moving
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. 4:38. running chillier this morning. we do have clouds overhead but leave the umbrella at home. you'll need a jacket as you head out the door. the temperature has dropped to 39 degrees at northeast philadelphia airport. wind chill not a factor. there are cooler spots, doylestown down to 34 degrees, 37 in pennsauken. 35 right now in haddonfield. the numbers will come down a little bit more but not a lot. with clouds overhead, that slows the cooling process overnight. that's what we're seeing this morning. plenty of clouds but as far as wet weather, not happening today. we will stay dry and the clouds that are here, they'll be breaking for some sunshine, enough to warm temperatures into the upper 30s for bethlehem, pennsburg and morgantown. the wind will pick up some this afternoon and that will keep temperatures from going much warmer in 40 degrees in new hope in abington, 42 in morristown.
at the shore, sunshine, 40s for cape may, avalon and ventnor city. the clouds will be thinning out in philadelphia after a cool morning. newark, wilmington, philadelphia, all into the very low 40s this afternoon. but there is some chillier weather ahead. before we get a pretty good warmup heading into the weekend. i've got the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten minutes. ah, the weekend. is it too early to look head to the weekend? never too early. 20 minutes before 5:00. let's check your ride to work, especially if it includes the new jersey turnpike. traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> we picked up on an accident near james fenmore cooper service area, the ramp is blocked there. no huge issues on the turnpike right now. your best bet for an alternate, take 295 and you'll be okay, even if you take the new jersey turnpike right now.
422 around route 29. no problem. not a lot of cars on the roadway yet. route 29 to the schuylkill expressway, eight-minute trip.ç here's 95 through delaware. northbound or southbound with these drive times, 295 to 495. up there, we have no increase yet. 11 minutes. but there is a ramp closure and ongoing construction there on 95 southbound right around exit 7b, route 52. that's beginning to be ongoing until february 24th. definitely you want to plan into your commute within the next few days. 76, in gloucester, in new jersey around market street. these lanes are approaching northbound towards the walt whitman bridge. no problems with the area bridges and no scheduled openings for the tacony palmyra and the burlington bristol. we'll be back with more drive times. shoppers at a north jersey supermarket thought they were
4:43. police in north jersey busted a couple who they say tricked shoppers into donating to a phony cause. the couple collected cash donations at this shop and stop star. they claimed the money was going for adopt a soldier platoon. documents were presented to supermarket management that made it seem like they were working with that legitimate charity. shoppers are pretty upset. >> people are good hearted, they want to give something to help people. that's a shame. >> police learned it was fake when the president of the charity, the real charity reported that the collections
were not authorized by them. now police are checking to see if the couple did the same thing in other towns nearby. now to decision 2016. today republicans running for president will participate in several town halls in south carolina. the gop primary there is saturday. msnbc will host two of the town halls, john kasich tonight at 7:00, donald trump tonight at 8:00. and republican presidential candidate jeb bush is taking heat for suggesting that packing heat is what america is all ç about. vai sikahema joins us with details of the latest chapter of the gun issue. >> a lot of political observers say jeb bush needs a good showing in south carolina. his latest bid for votes is triggering controversy. last night, the former florida governor tweeted this photo of it a hand gun engraved with his name along with a one-word caption, america. bush's tweet prompted this visual comment from the new york daily news. the newspaper's coverage carries
the caption dolt .45. gun rights activists hail bush's tweet while gun control advocates blasted it. bush's post came the day after his brother, former president george w. bush campaigned with him in south carolina. after his low finishes in iowa and new hampshire, analysts need to beat his establishment rivals in south carolina. >> south carolina, is this jeb bush's last stand? >> no. we're in it for the long haul. >> when do you win a state? >> i can't tell you that. >> jeb bush is only now gaining traction against gop front-runner donald trump who's taking particular aim at bush in debates and on the campaign trail. as late as yesterday, jeb bush said that he believes he'll do better in the south carolina primary than the polls would suggest. vai sikahema, nbc 10 news.
the latest polls in south carolina show jeb bush bunched tightly with other candidates, vying for second place in the primary. a state republican poll shows donald trump with about 33% among likely voters, florida senator marco rubio and texas senator ted cruz are tied at 14% and jeb bush is right on their heels with 13%. in the democratic race, hillary clinton maintains a sizable lead in south carolina. she's ahead by 18 points. in nevada, it's a virtual tie ahead of the democratic caucuses saturday. both candidates courted the african-american vote yesterday with clinton in new york city and sanders in south carolina. 4:46. the public will get aç chance pay final respects to the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. scalia's body will lie in repose at the supreme court on friday. current and retired justices will line the steps of the high court while the casket is carried into the great hall.
scalia died over the weekend at the age of 79. president obama says there's more than enough time for the senate to consider supreme court nominee this year. the president says his pick will be an outstanding legal mind who is indisputably qualified. he also had a few words for the rains who want him to leave the nomination to the next president. >> i'm amused when i hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the constitution, suddenly reading into it, a whole series of provisions that are not there. >> the president has a list of possible nominees that is said to include several federal judges. this south florida teenager is accused of opening a medical practice and pretending to be a doctor. malachi love-robinson was arrested after examining an youred cover officer. he pretended to have a ph.d. and
otherer is the ficks. his grandfather can't believe the accusations. >> once he opened up the office and the practice, i felt like it was something legit that he was trying to do. >> investigators say he was caught posing as a gynecologist last year but was not charged. 4:48 right now. let's check your ride to work including the conditions along the schuylkill expressway. jessica boyington has that. >> tracy, we are doing okay. this is a little further up there on the schuylkill, around 202. away from center city right now. westbound from the vine street expressway headed to the blue route, no problems. we have a 12-minute trip. traffic moves along nicely. no snow accumulating on the shoulder, a very different commute than it was yesterday. average speed, 60 miles an hour. wwst or eastbound on the schuylkill, we're doing okay. this is around the atlantic city expressway.
if you're headed down the shore, you'll have no problems. if you're headed to the philadelphia area, it's okay there also. i'll check in with the area bridges, you have to get to the walt or the ben right now. keeping it in new jersey, out in adhden township, there's a utility pole due to an earlier accident on the black horse pike southbound, right around nicholson road. two right lanes are closed because of that. traffic is still moving by the scene. i'll be back in the next ten with an update. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 11 minutes before 5:00. the rain is gone. still some clouds overhead. a live view from center city. we're drying out this morning. we'll see a little bit of a breeze develop this afternoon. that's going to help out with the drying process. 38 degrees right now in philadelphia. 9 degrees cooler than yesterday. but nicely above freezing. and not just in the city. the pocono mountains is one exception, it's below freezing in camelback in the upper 20s. that's where we'll be tomorrow
morning. the temperatures will be getting cooler over the next 24 hours. i am tracking snow showers. they're moving through the great lakes and upper ohio valley. those snow showers in cleveland will arrive in northwestern pennsylvania and these snow showers not beginning to make it here. but we do have clouds around this morning. they'll be thinning out as the day goes on. clearing skies, a bit breezy at times this afternoon. that will limit our temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s later today. sunshine today, bright sunshine tomorrow. we'll need it, too, 26 degrees, warming to 38 tomorrow afternoon. warming is what we'll see as we head towards the weekend. 45 degrees with sunshine and clouds on friday. brilliant sunshine saturday. we start at 35, warm up to near 60 degrees saturday afternoon. >> whoa. >> another nice warm day on sunday. why not make it two. >> okay! >> 57 with partly sunny skies on sunday. still nice and mild monday. >> looks terrific, bill, thanks.
ten minutes before 5:00. we continue to follow breaking news fromç allentown where a suspect allegedly shot a police officer. next in a live report at 5:00, we'll update the injured officer's condition. it looks like play time but this is quite serious. we'll explain why these bucks county high school students are experimenting with bungee jumping barbie. delsym's advanced time release formula helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. all night... or all day.
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. right now we're checking out a lot of our cameras in the area. this is route 22 around route 309. no problems. a very different commute this morning than we saw yesterday. we are expecting a little bit of a rush hour later on this morning. it's not a holiday anymore. it's not wet roadways but we will keep you updated for the rest of the morning. more updates in the 5:00 hour. governor chris christie is promising no new taxes in his proposed budget.
protesters with mops cleaned up the steps of the new jersey statehouse while the governor gave his budget address. the mops are a reference to the comment christie made on the campaign trail in new hampshire last month. a woman asked him while speaking at a town hall why he was there rather than helping flood victims at the shore. christie suspend his presidential campaign last week. the governor proposed a $34.8 billion budget and invited the democratic-led legislature to work with him on the state's biggest issues, one south jersey man says he wants christie to right what's wrong with the state's broken benefits and pension system. >> after you work 20 or 30 years, you know, you want your money that was promised, you know? >> the governor did leave open the possibility of raising the gas tax to fund the state transportation trust fund in exchange for cutting other taxes. democrats said they wanted to set the record straight.
assembly speaker vincent pri it. o said when you talk about accomplishments sometimes you forget about talking about the other things. i did hear about poverty and helping people but he neglected to say under his watch we have the most children in poverty, over 800,000. five minutes before 5:00 right now. today is pope francis's last day in mexico. he will beç going for a public mass which will be just yards from el paso, texas. the pope will hold a prayer service with migrants at a bridge that separates mexico from el paso. he's expected to while both the needs of workers and also immigrants. preparations are under way at the sun bowl to watch the pope's mass and then he will go home. letters between pope john paul ii and a woman are being
examined. there is no evidence the pope ever violated his vow of celibacy. some reading elected officials fear the icon iic paga atop mount penn could be in jeopardy. they are checking out reports of the a retaining wall at the base of the landmark that could be deteriorating. city engineers say the 108-year-old building is secure and anchored to the bed rock below by ten tons of bolts. from our south jersey bureau, a celebration of progress in camden. nbc 10 at the construction site of a new nursing and science building at fifth and federal streets. members of the community signed a steel beam that was later raised and placed on top of the building. when complete, the 10,000 square-foot building will serve as a research and teaching facility focusing on chemistry,
biology, nursing and physics. in north jersey wild turkeys are now holding up the u.s. mail. authorities in hillsdale, bergen county say police had to rescue a letter carrier who got trapped inside his mail truck by a flock of turkeys. the man notified his postmaster that he could not get out of his truck. police arrived and scared the birds away. well, take a look at this video. barbie takes a plunge for science. students helped barbie go bungee jumping atdm!==1 lane charter high school last night. they used physics and algebra to determine how many rubber bands a barbie doll needs to bungee jump safely. the goal is to get her hair to touch the ground without hurting her. caitlyn jenner is scheduled to speak at the university of pennsylvania. she'll be joined by buzz basinger at the sold out event who wrote the "vanity fair"
article about her. student organizers say they always try to bring in speak her promote healthy discussions on topical issues. he's a super bowl champ and former temple and north penn kicking start. >> we're talking about brandon mcmanus, who's back in philadelphia, reaching out to kids who have been through tough times. he's coming off a perfect postseason with the broncos, making all of his kicks. he grew up an eagles fan. mcmanus returned to town to give back. he's helping children who have been bullied, reaching out to them and spending time with them. >> be sure to step in and speak out. we have your back, baby. >> a lot of times once you're done playing people don't want to listen to you as much. they want to listen to the current players. i wanted to do as much as i could when i could. >> mcmanus started an anti-bullying website that you can link to by tapping the nbc 10 app. he told us he wants to make his anti-bullying campaign, he wants
to take it nationwide. certainly has the platform as super bowl championship. >> what a great message. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. >> that breaking news, one person is now in custody after police say he shot an officerp this this was the scene after the shooting and the standoff that lasted for hours. we'll be live in allentown. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane will not seek re-election. we'll tell you why kane says she's not running again. controversial methods, health officials are considering a new way to contain the spread of the zika virus. but hear why some environmentalists think it's not such a good idea.ç good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill? >> good morning, tracy. leave your umbrella at home but you'll need a jacket this morning. the temperatures have been cooling down. we're drying out this morning. radar showing the showers
passing to the northeast, we'll stay dry for the day today. at this hour, still cooling down. 33 degrees in doylestown, wilmington is 35 and it's 36 in south philadelphia. there's the only ice you'll find around this morning, penn's landing, sunshine will break through the clouds. 39 by 10:00. it's into the 40s as we go into the afternoon hours. the wind will be picking up some this afternoon. it will be noy near as strong as it was yesterday. with bright sunshine, we'll be warming up. cooler temperatures ahead. we'll look at the future weather when i come back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington is following your first alert traffic. >> we are out in mt. laurel township, on the new jersey turnpike watching for an accident scene nears james fenmore cooper service area. it's only blocking the ramp right now. your best bet to get by, take 5.