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nbc 10 news starts now. a 41-year-old man is recovering after a home invasion attack. right now, police are searching for three people who robbed and roughed him up. abington pick pocket suspects are caught on tape grabbing a woman's wallet and she lost something much more personal than credit cards and cash. below freezing but don't get used to it although temperatures are only in the teens and 20s right now. things are changing, big time, just in time for the weekend. it's 4:30, good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. let's get to meteorologist bill henley to find out about the first. >> it's well below freezing. that's a view of cold, hard steel. the temperatures in the teens and 20s. it will be a slow warmup. we'll see sunshine to begin with. 19 in doylestown. wrightstown also at 19 degrees.
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south philadelphia has dropped to 17 degrees while it's in the low 20s in roxborough and northeast philadelphia. you'll have to bundle up if you're heading outside this morning. a few thin clouds moving in at 6:00. by 9:00, partly sunny and warmer, 28 degrees. we will be above freezing as we go into the noontime hour. look what disappears. you'll see cloudy skies at lunch time and it will be mostly cloudy as we head into the afternoon. that's going to limit the warmup we see during the afternoon hours. most of the warming we'll see will happen during the morning. we'll see that temperature neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minute. right now, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we are watching route 309 right now, bill. this is around easton road, no problems in either direction. traffic moving along. watch out for the bridge closure, the falls bridge still closed for rehabilitation work. your best bet for an alternate is the city avenue bridge and follow the detours.
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no problems through the conshohocken curve. drive times are still green. 13 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds just under the 60s. 4:32. we continue to follow a developing story from philadelphia's kensington section. police are looking for three people wanted in an early morning home invasion and attack. drew smith is live outside east detectives. drew, tell us about the connection between the victim and the suspect. tell us what happened. >> reporter: a woman involved in this started eed off friendly be joining the attack. the victim in it case surprised by what police are calling a setup. we have video of where that 41-year-old lives on east cambria street. he was able to walk out to an ambulance after taking a beating with a baseball bat at gunpoint. investigators say the man was inside with a woman, then later two men walked through an uk locked door and began theç robbery.
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they stole cash and tricks. listen to police describe the moment the guy realized this was a setup. >> his surprise, the female that he was with started scratching him in the face. that's when he realized the female obviously had something to do with this. >> police right now are gathering interviews, while talking to that victim. they're waiting to learn the identity of the woman who the victim says he gnaw. they're hoping that can lead them to the other accomplices in this case. live at east detectives, i'm drew smith, nbc 10 news. philadelphia police are still trying to piece together what led to a three-car pileup in center city yesterday. a school bus, a taxi and another vehicle ended up on the curb at 15th and jfk across from city hall. the bus smashed through the window of the td bank, causing a chain reaction. more than a dozen people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. no children were on the bus at the tile. a project to help the
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homeless in philadelphia has taken off like wildfire on social media. the organizers of pop-up philly raised money on a go fund me page to create a pop-up restaurant for the homeless. he lunked it to his facebook page and raised more than $25,000. >> i knew we'd raise 20,000. i never expected we'd do it in four days. i think philadelphians have a great heart. i think everybody wants to give. this is proof of it. >> more than 100 volunteers will work at the pop-up restaurant for the homeless. 200 homeless guests will sit down to dinner. tap the nbc 10 app to see an digital exclusive. our web team spent months on the streets of philadelphia to shine a spotlight on the ongoing issue of homeless youth. 4:34 and 22 degrees. a ring of thieves has targeted
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stores from north carolina to new jersey and now police say they are committing crimes in montgomery county. here's what we know. last month, three men robbed cell phone stores in lansdale and plymouth meeting. police say both robberies in both cases, the men distracted customers and clerks to take what they wanted. this is what was stolen, six iphones, three ipads, the entire lot close valued at up to $6,000. if you know them, call police. comedian bill cosby is suing to get money back from the woman who accused him of sexual assault in montgomery county.ç akoshding to court documents, the recently filed lawsuit that was filed by cosby demands andrea constand repay the money she was paid in a settlement.
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the amount of the settlement has not been disclosed. cosby, meantime, is due in court next month to face a sex assault charge in this case. he's accused of drugging and sexually assaulting constand a decade ago. cosby remains free on a million dollars bail. pennsylvania state police say an iphone helped them rescue a young woman kidnapped by her exboyfriend. the woman met her ex in east stroudsburg on tuesday. he tied her up, forced her into the trunk of a car. the woman texted her mom. and the police used an app on the mother's phone to find her. we're giving away a v.i.p. meet and greet with former "voice" contestants.
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like our facebook page, nbc 10, then make sure you're watching this morning at 6:00 a.m. we'll post online a question about t about the "the voice." then go to our facebook page. cameras catch pick pockets inside a montgomery county supermarket. >> more important than anything. everything can be replaced except that. >> ahead, hear what they stole that is so important to this woman. also ahead within pope francis isn't running for president but he takes aim at donald trump. hear what he said about the candidate and how trump is responding. 22 degrees and it is a cold start this morning. not just in the city, in the teens for the suburbs. the time is 4:37. i've got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a cold view looking across the delaware. a clear view. clouds will be coming in during the day today. we'll start with sunshine. we need it, too, look at this, 22 degrees in philadelphia. that's 12 degrees colder in northeast philadelphia than it was yesterday. much of the area is colder this morning, in the teens for reading and pottstown. millville 17 degrees. in camden county, look at haddonfield at 19 while it's 25 in camden on spruce street. pennsauken 23 degrees and 20 for glendora and voorhees. you'll have to bundle up this morning. we'll wind up with a warmer day than we saw yesterday in spite of clouds moving in. look to the west. you can see the cloud cover rolling in. we won't see wet weather with it. we'll stay dry heading into the weekend.
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forecast, neighborhood by neighborhood, not much of a warmup. 33 for mt. pocono, upper 30s for allentown, çquakertown and reading. wind won't been issue today. sunshine this morning, that's when we'll see the big warmup this afternoon. very low 40s for cape may and vineland. dover, high of 40 degrees today. the clouds will increase after morning sunshine and wilmington, drexel hill, philadelphia, all into the very low 40s today. but there's a big turnaround heading into the weekend and a chance of wet weather, too. i've got the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> bill, thanks. see you then. 4:41. let's check the roads before you head out. there's an accident in west philadelphia. jessica boyington is watching that. where is it, jessica? >> we have this just in to our system now, tracy, girard avenue and 57th street, not a lot of detail that we have yet, if the roadways are closed but police activity there as well. we're also checking in with septa to see if anything is
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affected by that accident scene. deptford, new jersey, route 42 freeway around route 41. drive time is still okay from 55 to the walt whitman bridge, a five-minute trip. traffic in here is headed northbound towards the philadelphia area. there is road construction on the new jersey turnpike. that will be out there until about 5:00 this morning on the northbound side between the pa turnpike and the car/truck lane split. three lanes closed on the inner roadway. that will be out there again until about 5:00 this morning. we have another 20 minutes or so before we start to see cleanup. so many pick pocket victims don't realize it until after they're targeted. take a good look at this surveillance video taken inside a montgomery county grocery store. next, hear why the victim says losing her wall set so personal. also next -- >> a person who thinks only about building walls wherever they may be and not building breaths is not christian. >> that's the pope talking about
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a montgomery county woman says thieves stole something more precious than money when they swiped her wallet at a grocery store. this is at the whole foods in abington township on tuesday. one suspect took teresa's wallet right out of her purse while another guy acted as a decoy. she notified her bank and credit card companies about the theft but one special keepsake inside the wallet is gone. her late father's korean war dog tags. >> my father is my best friend. he was a great man. he passed away too young. made me feel like he was always with me. >> abington police say the bad guys used the stolen plastic to buy hundreds of dollars of goods at the abington target. so there's pictures of them. they're both still on the loose.
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now to decision 2016. we're just one day away from the crucial south carolina primary. republican presidential hopeful donald trump is soften is his rhetoric on pope francis. trump blasted the leader of the catholic church for suggesting his stance on immigration was not christian. while trump may be backing off, the brash billionaire still not turning other cheek. vai sikahema jones us with more on this story. vai? >> good morning, tracy. donald trump discussed pope francis's criticism ofç his immigration policies, including building a wall on the southern border. the controversy broke out earlier when the pontiff told reporters aboard the papal aircraft that a person who thinks only about bulling walls and not bridges is not christian. after calling it disgraceful to question his faith, trump reiterated it wasn't a good thing for the pope to say but trump said he doesn't like fighting the pope even though he believes the media made the
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pontiff's initial comments sound stronger than they actually were. >> i don't like fighting with the pope. i think he said something much softer than originally report by the media. he heard one side of the story, probably by the mexican government. he didn't see the tremendous strain that the border is causing us with respect to illegal immigration, with the drugs pouring across the border. >> while trump appeared to play nice, he did get in a little dig at the pontiff's expense. trump said if having a wall is not christian, the pope has an awfully big wall at the vatican. republican rival marco rubio reactioned to pope francis's statement yesterday. rubio would not fully comment on pope francis and statement but said the u.s. has a right to control who comes into the country, pointing out that vatican city does the same thing. >> as a roman catholic, he's the head of the church, the successor of peter is what i believe. i haven't seen a statement. i'm elected official in the
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united states of america in the federal government and our number one obligation is to keep people safe and our immigration system is part of that. >> rubio has repeatedly said that no progress can be made on immigration until washington can prove to americans that illegal immigration is under control. trump isn't alone in his call to build a border wall. ted cruz supports the idea as well. the "new york daily news" is not holding back on trump's attack of the pope. this morning's cover features a red devilish-looking donald attached to the head line "antichrist." i'll join you at the desk at the top of the hour. live in the studio, vai sikahema, nbc 10. there may be mold on the products. the craft store says the mold could cause respiratory infections in customers who have compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or allergies.
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completion mark at the end of january. we're now just less than 169 days away from the start of the 2016 olympics. summer games begin august 5th. catch all the action this summer on nbc 10. ten minutes before 5:00 on this friday. if you're heading out the door, let's check conditions along i-95. jessica boyington has that. >> 95 around cottman avenue, no problems or delays so far. fridays are typically one of our lighter days, at least according to traffic. southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, 13-minute trip. everybody is moving along into center city. you'll be just fine. west philadelphia, an accident on girard avenue and 57th street. two cars involved, one hitting a pole. police activity on the scene. more updates for you if that affects septa as well later on in the morning. route 422, no problems. from 29 to the schuylkill
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expressway is still only an 8-minute trip. construction on the new jersey turnpike that will be clearing around 5:00 this morning. expect crews for the next 20 minutes or so. northbound between the pa turnpike and the car/truck lane split. three lanes closed on the inner roadway. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> nine minutes before 5:00. a cold start this morning, coldest of the week. nice and clear. we'll see sunshine to start with. that's a live view from center city. 23 degrees in the city. that's 10 degrees colder than yesterday morning. even though we're getting a colder start, we'll see a warmup today. it will be into the low 40s for cape may. nice and dry, too. already seeing the clouds moving through the ohio valley into western pennsylvania and behind those clouds, a little bit of snow moving throughç northwestn pennsylvania. the wet weather will not reach us we will stay dry for today.
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but that may change later in the weekend. there goes the clouds, 6:00 this evening, we'll be swinging through. as we go into saturday, the clouds clear out, beautiful weather for saturday. saturday afternoon at 1:00, sunshine and the temperatures will be topping out at 60 degrees on saturday. sunday morning, 10:00, sunshine to start with in the morning but those clouds are on the move and by late sunday afternoon, into sunday evening, we could see some scattered light rain showers. it will be too warm for anything else. for today, too warm is not something that we'll be using to describe the weather. it's a cold one to start with. this afternoon, upper 30s and low 40s just below normal for today. clouds increasing as the day goes on and the wind will stay light. tomorrow morning, not as cold. 35 and look at that warmup near 60 in the afternoon. bright, sunny skies on saturday. by sunday, another warm one.
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58 degrees. those clouds building later on sunday. that chance of a light shower sunday night, then partly sunny monday and cooler, high of 48 degrees. we stay above freezing all day on monday. then we're watching a coastal storm that will most likely bring rain later tuesday and wednesday. but into wednesday morning, there will be colder spots. we could see a wintry mix develop. >> all right, bill, thanks. seven minutes before 5:00 right now. philadelphia police are investigating a homan vacation attack. next in a live report, hear who police are looking for and what was taken. plus, we'll explain why one of the suspects knew the victim. also a sneak peek at race. hear family members of jesse owens talk about why the movie documenting his life was very much a family project. your heart loves omega-3s.
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xroip with your first alert traffic. we're looking live right now out in cherry hill, new jersey through the intersection of route 70 and kings highway. a few cars and everybody moving along, no big jam-ups or traffic disruptions. we do have something going on in west philadelphia. i'll update you on that at 5:00. february is black history month. in philadelphia, a new project is taking shape called black history untold. hosting it. about a dozen notable african-american leaders had their picture taken by a local artist. along with their picture, the participants shared what they didn't learn in school about their black heritage. >> as an educator, i'm always trying to find new ways of getting information out there. always interested in the interface between what we're doing in the classroom, what the media is doing, films and so. you have to be able to speak to
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the students from different angles. >> you can share your own stories using the hsh tag black stories unfold. a new piece will be highlighted every day. happening today, you can see animals, dogs, cats, alpacas, reptiles at the greater philadelphia expo center. it includes adoption services, a jumping bunnies and dog relay races. the event runs all weekend. hundreds of people got a sneak peek of the movie "race" last night. >> including me. the film tells the true story of jesse owens. take a look. >> this is the true spirit of sportsmanship we're seeing between two athletes today. >> owens was the african-american athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 berlin olympics. his success shattered adolf hitler's notions of nazi racial superiority. i spoke with owens'
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granddaughter who called the film authentic. >> my family had a lot of input in the script, very, very involved in the investment over the last two, three years, met several times with the producers. were very involved because there was a true story that we wanted to tell. and that now was the time to tell it. >> "race" opens in theaters nationwide today. it was a great experience. i was there to moderate a discussion on the movie and also with former olympians. comcast sent me a link to see the movie ahead of time. >> right. >> because i wanted to be here with you this morning. >> you're watching nbc 10. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," it was a setup. that's what philadelphia police are saying happened after a man was beaten and robbed in his home.
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>> a local police department is facing a lawsuit for alleged excessive force while taking a man into custody. we'll show you the video from the night of the arrest and what the victim says happened that night. >> school vandalism. a philadelphia environmental school is trying to figure out who deliberately damaged its grounds. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's 5:00 a.m., 22 degrees. it's a chilly morning but we have a warmup for the weekend. we can get through a chilly morning. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> cold and dry, no problem. this is the coldest morning of the week. completely dry. looking at i-95 in philadelphia. the skies are clear. that's why it's so much colder this morning. down a degree in the last hour for pottstown, 15 degrees. wilmington at 21 degrees and 21 in northeast philadelphia. bundle up to start with. you will see sunshine to start with. clouds increase as we go through the morning. by 9:00, partly sunny skies.
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winds out of the northeast at just 4 miles an hour at 9:00. even this afterfn as clouds move in and the temperatures move up, wind wouldn't be the issue. cloudy skies at noontime and 38 degrees. we will go warmer than that a little bit today. i got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we are watching an accident scene in west philadelphia, girard avenue and 57th street, two vehicles involved. one has struck a pole. we'll have video in the next 10 to 20 minutes. the schuylkill expressway around 202. no problems eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway heading into the center city area, a 12-minute trip. we're dong okay there. as for 95 in delaware, moving through, we're doing okay. we have a ramp closure, 95 southbound to exit 7b, which is route 52. that will be out there until about the 24th of february. someth


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