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man was beaten and robbed during a home invawjjy why investigators say he was set up. we'll learning what bill cosby and his legal team are asking for in his lawsuit against the woman accusing him of sexual assault. hear about their demands. an a cold start this morning with temperatures below freezing. just wait until tomorrow where we could be in the 60s. hello. 60s in february. >> tease right there. >> it's 5:30. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. let's start with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert forecast. what about tomorrow? >> tomorrow is looking great. >> okay. >> you still have to deal with today. >> all right. >> it is cold outdecide is morning, colder than yesterday. skies are clear, the wind has died down and the temperatures have been dropping overnight. look at the teens, pottstown, doylestown, wrightsville and millville. teens in south philadelphia, fifth and warden. 21 in roxborough northeast philadelphia. everybody is cold this morning.
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we'll see a pretty good warmup during the day in spite of clouds that will be moving in. sunshine to start with at 7:00. 23 degrees, up to 31 at 10:00. partly sunny and a little bit of a breeze as we go into the 1:00 hour. skies will be turning cloudy. i'll show you how long that will last when i om back with your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. jessica boyington has a look at the friday morning commute. >> we are focusing in west philadelphia, two cars involved in this accident scene, girard avenue and 57th street. no backup because of that. there is a police presence, however. mass transit doing okay. no problems or delays for the most part except for the broad street line popping up with delays. we don't have minutes yet for how long those delays are. check before you go for septa this morning. more updates for you when i come back in the next ten minutes. vai and tracy. >> thank you, jessie.
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one man was beaten by multiple suspects police say, during a home invasion and it was all part a setup. drew smith is live outside northeast detectives this morning with an update on the investigation. drew, what can you tell. >> reporter: vai, good morning. this started as a bit of a surprise to the victim. because he had a woman over to his home but at some point she unlocked ann entryway for two men. this started this morning, on the 1800 block of east cambria street. he was able to walk out to an ambulance after taking a beating with a baseball bat at gun point.ç the man was inside with that woman, then later, two men walked through a door. >> to his surprise, a female he
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was with started scratching him in the face. that's when he realized the female obviously had something to do with this. >> reporter: and police are still searching for all three of those people involved in this. the man is at the hospital. police plan on returning to that neighborhood later on today to search for surveillance video, maybe get a picture of these guys. live at east detectives, drew smith, nbc 10 news. 5:33 and 24 degrees outside. 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 time. a former student athlete at a high school in essex county, new jersey is suing his previous coach and school after claiming the coach bullied him.
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baseball coach joe fischetti is at the center of this lawsuit. a former player claims fischetti bullied and harassed him. the players father says it's part of the culture at the school. >> they don't care about respect or character. what they care about is winning. because they think they know how to win, they're going to do whatever they can to destroy kids. >> the coach and his staff declined to comment on the lawsuit. the school says the decision on discipline is a personnel matter. thieves have targeted stores from north carolina to new jersey. >> now police say they're committing crimes in montgomery county. last month three men robbed cell phone stars in lansdale and plymouth meeting. police say in both robberies, the men distracted customers and clerks to say what they want. this is what they stole. six iphones, three ipads, the entire lot close to $6,000. police have issued an arrest warrant for delonte davis. if you know the other two men, call police. comedian bill cosby is suing
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to get money back from the woman who accused him of sexual assault in montgomery county. according to court documents, the lawsuit that cosby recently filed demands andrea constand repay the settlement they reached in the civil agreement. prosecutors re-opened the criminal case last year. cosby's lawsuit alleges constand had no legal duty to cooperate with police because she lives in canada cosby is due in court next month toç face a sex assat charge in the case. he's accused of drugging and sexually assaulting constand a decade ago. cosby remans free on $1 million bond. 5:35. now to decision 2016. we're one day away from the crucial south carolina primary. donald trump is softening his rhetoric on pope francis. he blasted the leader of the catholic church for suting his stance on immigration was not christian.
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the pontiff told reporters that a person who thinks only about building walls and not bridges is not a christian. after calling it disgraceful to question his faith, trump reiterated that it wasn't a good thing for the pope to say but trump said he doesn't like fighting with the pope, even though he believes the media made the pontiff's initial comments sound stronger than they were. >> i don't like fighting with the pope. i think he said something much softer than originally reported by the media. i think he heard one side of the story, which is probably by the mexican government. he didn't see the tremendous strain that, you know, the border is causing us with respect to illegal immigration, with the drugs pouring across the boreder. >> while trump appeared to play nice, did he get in a big at the pontiff's expense. he said if having a wall is not christian, the pope has an awfully big wall at the vatican. republican rivals marco rubio reacted to the pope francis statement yesterday.
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rubio would not fully comment on the pope's statement. but did say the u.s. has the 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 have tremendous respect and admiration for him. i haven't seen a statement but i'm an elected official in the united states of america in the federal government and our number one obligation is to keep people safe. our immigration system is part of that. >> rubio repeatedly said no progress can shall 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. cruz supports that idea as well. today affluenza teen ethan couch faces a judge who will decide on whether the case against him will move to adult court. two weeks ago, authorities moved couch from a juvenile facility to an adult jail. he was 16 years old when he drove drunk and caused a crash
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that killed four people in dallas. couch pleaded guilty. a judge sentenced him to probation after his lawyers argued his wealthy upbringing impaired his ability to tell right from wrong. a delayed winterç means pothole season has been pushed back. now the annual problems are starring to pop up. experts say the recent weather is a perfect recipe for potholes. expect more in the weeks ahead. >> especially on older pavements where you have cracks in areas that water can penetrate. that the water will freeze. it's the freezing and thawing that creates the problem. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 4:38. we're getting a cold are start this morning. the temperatures have really come down overnight with clear skies. we're just an hour and ten minutes away from sunrise. we definitely need it, looking
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at these temperatures. 21 right now in philadelphia. that's 12 degrees colder than it was yesterday. while it's in the low 20s in philadelphia and wilmington, trenton at 20 degrees. teens for millville, atlantic city and wrightstown. in bucks county, 17 degrees in langhorne, 18 from richboro to chalfont. look at quakertown and perkasie, both at 14 degrees. a cold start this morning. we'll see a good warmup in spite of clouds moving in. sunshine to start with. here come the clouds for later this morning and this afternoon. they'll be sweeping through the area dry. no sign of wet weather for the pocono mountains. allentown, quakertown and reading into the upper 30s today. very little wind from norristown through trenton and mt. holly. at the shore it's a cold start. 40 degrees for cape may this afternoon. into the low 40s for dover and vineland. dry, partly sunny skies to start with. sunshine in the morning for
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williamstown and philadelphia. the clouds take over this afternoon. an a major change for the weekend. the details and the timing of a big warmup with the seven-day when i'm back in ten minutes. >> big warmup. okay. thanks, bill. we continue to follow that accident in west philadelphia. >> we've been covering this the better part of a half hour. for those just waking up, remind us where it is. >> west philadelphia on girard avenue and 57th street. what you're seeing behind me is video we shot a few moments ago. about a half hour ago or so. two vehicles involved. one vehicle actually has crashed into a pole and there is police activity there on the scene. there's not a huge disruption with traffic right now in terms of volume. behind this scene, not a heavily traveled road at least at this time of morning. with that police activity, there could be some disruptions within you head out the door. take haverford avenue. you'll be just fine doing that. there'sç also a road obstructi
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on ashborn and asher road. route 38 in morristown around nixon drive. no problems there. more updates for you in the philadelphia area when i'm back in the next ten. happening today, your chance to win a great prize if you're a fan of "the voice." i am. >> this is huge. we're giving away a v.i.p. meet and greet with former "voice" contestants. like our nbc 10 facebook page. watch at 6:00 a.m. we will post an online question about "the voice." go to our nbc 10 facebook page. the first person to correctly answer that question wins "the voice" meet and great. how cool is that? 24 degrees through most of philadelphia, 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m. local police come to the rescue after a couple's baby stops braejing. what they did to help save the
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infant's life. mother nature found a way to knock these 18 wheelers over. we'll show you how it happened.
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5:45. february is black history month. in philadelphia, a new art project is taking shape. >> it's called black history untold. it features interviews with about a dozen african-american leaders who through essay share history and education. they talk about what they didn't learn about their backgrounds in school. >> as an educator i'm always trying to find new ways of getting information out there. always interested with the interface between the classroom and the media in terms of film and music. for students in the 21st century classroom you've got to be able to speak to them from different angles. >> share your own stories on twitter using #black stories untold. a new piece will be highlighted every day. your responses could be featured. >> had the privilege of joining hundreds for the sneak peek of the movie "race."
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. the film tells the true story of jesse owens. >> 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' granddaughter who called the film authentic.ç >> the white flag is up. >> my family had a lot of input in the script, very, very involved in the development, over the last two, three years, met several times with the producers. 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. what a great movie. a drone flew over rio de
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janeiro olympic park. it reached the 97% completion park at the end of january. we're just 169 days away from the start of the olympics. summer games begin august 5th. you can see them right here on nbc 10. this morning we are hearing from a galloway township police officer who helped revive an infant who stopped breathing. >> an infant isn't breathing, turned blue. >> that was the 911 call for 2-month-old brian. a friend call for help while the mother performed cpr on her lifeless son in the family's home. police officer kevin jorgensen was the first to arrive on the so scene. >> opened his eyes suddenly, shut them again. it was an amazing experience. i'm the father of three girls. for me it was touching and holds a special place in my heart. >> the infant is now recovering in the hospital.
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in wyoming, wind gusts so powerful, knocked a semi truck on its side. take a look at this. yesterday this tractor-trailer was blown over by 63 mile-per-hour winds. highway patrol officers said the semi was empty which made it more susceptible to severe weather. the semi can't be flipped back over until the winds die down which may not happen until later today. luckily, no one was hurt. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> just checked on those wyoming winds. it looks like they won't settle down until sunday. very strong winds there. winds are playing a part in our weather this morning over the lack of wind that is. look at the flag at the nbc 10 studios, light wind or no wind, clear skies have combined to give us a cold morning. a brees at 6 miles an hour. not everybody is seeing the
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wind. the pocono mountains have dropped into the single digits this morning, shawnee. look at the teens, allentown, reading, pottstown, çmillville atlantic city, the airport in the teens right now. it's just in the very low 20s in philadelphia, wilmington and trenton. satellite is clear. that's also going to change. look to the west. you can see the clouds moving through today. these will pass by dry. won't see any snowflakes or rain drops. over the next few days there's a chance of wet weather. futurecast shows at 7:00 this evening, those clouds still in the area. a break just to our west. we'll get that overnight tonight. that's going to clear the way for a beautiful day on saturday. and a big warmup, too. saturday afternoon at 2:00, sunny skies, 60 degrees. but we're watching some clouds for later on sunday. by sunday morning at 11:00, you can see rain developing in the ohio valley. those rain showers will be on the move. as we go into the afternoon hours on sunday, the clouds take over and we cowl see scattered
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light rain showers. it will be too warm for anything other than that on sunday. for today, a cold start. clouds increase. the temperatures warm up into the upper 30s and low 40s, a little bit on the cool side. 45 is the normal high temperature. we go way past that tomorrow. 35 in the morning, 60 the high temperature for saturday. brilliant sunshine on saturday. we start with sunshine on send. a warmer morning. clouds roll in later on sunday, scattered light rain showers are possible sunday evening. partly sunny, cooler monday with a high of 38. here comes a storm, coming up the coast with rain later on tuesday. as it gets colder, colder areas see a wintry mix before it changes back to rain. it's out of here on thursday. temperatures maintain into the middle 40s thursday afternoon. >> thank you, bill. we're both looking at saturday's weather. looks nice on the graphics there.
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295 in south jersey also looks nice. >> let's find out, first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. jessica? >> i have good news, too. 295, east deptford, route 130. if you're heading into delaware or new jersey, you'll be find, a 23-minute trip. average speeds on 295 as well. we haven't seen an increase in any of our majors yet. here's the blue route, green, seven minutes from 95 to the schuylkill, actually double that. still green southbound. that's a low drive time. this is tillically about a 15-minute trip. now 14 minutes southbound from the schuylkill to 95 also. north and southbound, no problems there. still waying attention to an accidentç scene on girard aven and 57th street. not too many problems. take haverford if you're feeling
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nervous about that. delays on septa's broad street line. check before you go. vai? can he technically run for president? that's the question still plaguing ted cruz's campaign. ahead at 6:00 within who wants to take the matter of cruz's citizenship to court. plus, if you don't own a drone, check your calendar. today is an important deadline for drone owners everywhere. we'll explain why.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic right now. we're watching 295 in new jersey. this is right in mt. laurel around route 38. you can see right there in one of the center medians next to the off ramp, a vehicle actually, it looks really bright. that's where the headlights are facing the cameras. there is a vehicle over into the shoulder. between the exit ramp and -- or the on ramp and the highway. we'll have updates on this to come and more in the philadelphia area. but for now, we will send it back over to vai and tracy. if you recently bought a drone you need to register it by
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today or face legal trouble if you fly it. after today, unregistered drone owne erers could be hit with fi or jail time. the feds give safety guidelines to everyone who registers. if you need to register your drone, go to and the nbc 10 mobile app. we post a link to the paa website. four minutes before 6:00 right now. a new dental clinic on wheels will bring care to people who don't have access to it. the connections community nonprofit will unveil a new mobile dental clinic today in wilmington. the clinic features two fully equipped treatment rooms as well as a full-time dentist and hygienist. it will bring treatment to thousands of people without dental insurance. now to a project to help the homeless in philadelphia. >> this has taken off like wildfire on social media. the organizer of the pop-up philly raised money to create a pop up restaurant for the homeless. he linked it to his facebook page. within four days, guess what, he
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raised close to $25,000 for the event scheduled for next sunday, february 28th. >> i knew we'd raise the 20,000. i never ever expected we'd do it in four days. i think philadelphians have a huge heart. this is proof of it. everybody wants to give. >> more than 100 volunteers will work at the pop up restaurant for the çhomeless. it will start with a mocktail offer with networking for outreach programs, for careers, health and housing. and then the 200 homeless guests will sit down to a fabulous dinner. tap the nbc 10 app to see an exclusive. we'll shine a spotlight on the ongoing issue of homeless youth. >> i can't wait to see that event. philadelphia has some of the worst bridges in the country. we'll tell you which one is the worst. and in two minutes, we're giving you a chance to win
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nbc 10 starts now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," a violent home invasion in kensington. police say it was an inside job. ♪ >> and this weekend, the mummers are taking over manayunk. will this parade be different after the controversial new years day mummers parade. and the final push, one more day before the south carolina primary and the nevada caucus. we'll tell you what the candidates are doing today. it's 6:00 a.m. 24 degrees in philadelphia. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill, we'll put up with cold today because it's friday, to get to tomorrow. >> you have no choice but to put up with the cold this morning.


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