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he'll be ready when he's ready toç come back. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 starts right now. nbc 10 starts now. >> right now, on "nbc 10 news today," apple versus the fbi. this morning, protesters around the country including right here in philadelphia will rally to make their voices heard on the issue of privacy and security. >> child endangerment, that's one of the charges a woman is facing this morning after police say she left her daughter behind at a score. we'll tell you why the woman ran off. grab your umbrella. a of live look outside at center city philadelphia. it's dry right now but we're tracking rain later this morning and through the afternoon. 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 weather center. >> the clouds right now, dry, however right now. cape may is warm. we'll see the warmup that cape
may is seeing. temperatures in the 40s at the shore while it's in the 30s in philadelphia. but it is above freezing. we will see a warmup ahead of of the rain. very light rain just moving in to southern delaware. it has arrived in sussex county and just sneaking in to extreme southwestern kent county at this hour. it's going to take most of the morning to move to the north. but by midmorning the rain will be falling in philadelphia and will continue to spread northward. that is the only question mark. the temperatures are colder for allentown and into upper bucks county. the temperatures at or below freezing and rain, that's not a good mix but i expect these numbers to warm before the rain arrives there. your hour by hour forecast is calling for increasing clouds, lyle rain at 7:00 in philadelphia, 39 degrees, 41 at 10:00 and the warm air keeps coming with the rain falling at 1:00 this afternoon, winds up to 18 miles an hour. i'll go through the forecast
neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we are in new jersey on the 42 freeway around route 41. no problems in either direction. a northbound drive time, this direction right in here, headed up to the walt whitman bridge, a four-minute trip, average speeds up there into the 60s as well. we'll touch on area bridges right now. the bridge closure on the fall bridge is close for rehabilitation work. that will be there until april. take the city avenue bridge to get by. i did check with the rest of the area bridges for scheduled opens on the burlington bristol or tacony palmyra, we're okay there. we already looked heading towards the walt whitman bridge. we're fine heading into philadelphia. protesters are planning to hit the streets today all across the country to voice their support for apple in their legal battle with the fbi. this all stems in the san bernardino terror investigation. futurecast's matt delucia is live outside the appleç store? center city philadelphia.
matt, this is an issue for us in this era of terrorism. security versus privacy. >> apple users and privacy advocates, vai, are planning to protest at more than 40 apple stores throughout the country, including this one here on walnut street in center city. those rallies are planned for later this evening. they are not protesting apple, rather they're on apple's side on this issue. the company has been in a fight with the courts and the fbi over an effort to get a so-called back door entry into iphones. in particular, the fbi says it wants to get into the cell phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. many apple users say this would be the beginning, it would set a press didn't. this poses a severe privacy risk for everyone. apple is contesting a judge's order to build that in software. one of the organizers with fight for the future, he believes that these nationwide rallies will send a message to the fbi and the government as a whole about their concern. >> once that software is created, it seasonally opens a back door.
once anyone comes in that back door, whether a criminal hacker, someone from a foreign government or anyone who's looking to use it to do harm, it creates a huge security risk for people. >> fbi director james comey over the weekend said the agency wants the chance with a search warn to the try to guess the terrorist pass code without the phone essentially self-destructing and would it taking a decade to guess correctly. we done the want to break anyone's encryption or set a master key loose on the land. two of rallies are in our area at 5:30, one here on walnut street, one outside the apple store on cherry hill. a new poll is out. it might surprise you oop i'. i'll have the results in the next half hour. new information from overnight. philadelphia police charged the accused shoplifting mom who abandoned her 4-year-old daughter in center city as she ran from security. mahogany terry was charged with theft and child endangerment.
police tell us they picked up cherry late last night in north philadelphia. she was on the run for nearly two weeks. she tried to steal more than $1,400 worth of men's clothes. when she was stopped by security, she ran away and left her child behind. >> leaving your child behind, abandoning your child, because that's what you're doing. >> terry has been arrested twice before for shoplifting. the 4-year-old is now in the care of her father. philadelphia police are searching to are a second driver. they say was involved in the deadly street racing crash over the summer. officers issued an arrest warrant for ryan farrell. they say he appears to be on the run. the driver of this crumpled acura, chris bloomfield, is now behind particulbars. three ofç his friends died aft crashing a car while drunk. >> i think we've been through enough. i don't think he needs to make things any harder. i think he should do the right
thing and come forward. >> anyone with any information on farrell's whereabouts is asked to call police. and decision 2016, donald trump will be looking for his third straight win in today's republican caucus in nevada. >> at the same time, trump's two closest rivals are hoping for a surge in support. analysts expect trump to score an easy win amid that. and that has the gop establishment scrambling to support senator marco rubio. yesterday rubio picked up support from other republican leaders. last night in las vegas, trump targeted rival ted cruz and his impact on religious-based voters. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. evangelicals didn't vote for him. you know why? they don't like liars. they're really smart people. >> ted cruz is hoping to win delegates with upcoming states
with support from evangelicals, a voting bloc to flocked to donald trump in south carolina. senator ted cruz shook up his campaign yesterday when he fired his spokesperson. rick tyler apologized for tweeting a story that falsely claimed marco rubio had insulted the bible. cruz told reporters that his campaign would not question the faith of another candidate. coming up in the next half hour, we'll show you how a local student newspaper prompted that controversy. the next contest for the democrats running for president is the south carolina primary this saturday. >> polls show hillary clinton with a double digit lead on bernie sanders. political observers say that could just be part of a wider problem for sanders. he lost to hillary clinton in nevada on saturday. he's also facing a delegate deficit and a polling gap among african-american voters. yesterday in boston sanders was still optimisting and even had a compliment for clinton. >> i am delighted that secretary
clinton, month after month after month seems to be adopting more and more of the positions that we have advocated. that's good. >> hillary clinton's latest stump speeches appear to prove that point. she's speaking out about campaign finance reform, a sanders trademark. >> 5:08 and 38 degrees outside. the mayor of atlantic city is comparing new jersey to a fascist dictatorship while calling the state's plan to take over his city unfair. without the plan, atlantic city could run out of money in two months but mayor don guardian admits the city needs help but not if the state strips ac ogç his decisionmaking ability and privatizes the water works. >> allow us to be representative, talk about the benchmark and plan of action to move the city forward and accompany that with this pilot leg from the casinos. if that happens, there's no problem. >> the state takeover plan is not sitting well with many who
live in atlantic city. the people we spoke with said they'll take the fight to trenton if they have to. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> nine minutes after 5:00. leaving the house, don't forget your umbrella. i'm tracking rain. it hasn't arrived yet but it is on the way. heavy downpours with a two-day system. looks like the heaviest rain is due in tomorrow. winds gust to more than 30 miles an hour. this morning, the wind is fairly light and the temperatures colder in allentown, completely dry and 31 degrees. 38 northeast philadelphia. and atlantic city is at 41 degrees. the warmer temperatures at the shore will be spreading inland. we'll see a warmup as well as a wet day. the rain is just to the south. the first rain drops are now just climbing into kent county in delaware. milford is still dry. seaford is getting a lyle rainfall. during the day today, the rain
moves into the area. 8:00, wilmington and philadelphia. this is the area of greatest concern. the temperatures will be climbing in allentown and upper bucks county. there could be a bit of wintry mix as we head into late morning and noontime hours. the temperatures will be climbing up to 40 for reading, allentown and quakertown. it's mainly rain, more likely to see snow in the pocono mountains. when it first moves into the allentown area and quakertown, be on the lookout for a little slipperyness. it's a possibility. no guarantee with this one. 40 degrees in doylestown. light rain in trenton and mt. holly. the winds will be picking up along with the temperature at the shore. 47 for cape may and rehoboth beach. dover, 46 degrees. wind and rain for wilmington, swedesboro and philadelphia, into the middle 40s today. more wet weather and warmer temperatures. got the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten. 5:10 this tuesday morning,
time to get a check on traffic in south jersey. >> including route 73. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. what are you seeing? >> we're watching mt. laurel around the new jersey turnpike on 73. not a lot of volume or backups. here is the off ramp if you're headed to the turnpike this morning. no backups or delays throughout the intersection here out in mt. laurel. moving over closer to center city, the vine street expressway, right around third street, no problems. not a lot of cars in this area. as well, we do typically see more ofç a westbound delay head towards the schuylkill. right now, we're okay. 422. an earlier car fire around egypt road on the westbound side. that was cleared out of the way and caused no delays in the process. eastbound/westbound drive times are still okay. eastbound doing two minutes longer than the westbound side from 29 to the schuylkill. average speeds in the 60s there. another update when i come back in the next ten. tracy? 11 minutes past 5:00.
more than 100 miles an hour on the ben franklin bridge. the speed limit on the bridge is 45. this dashcam video shows police chasing okafor. he pled guilty to unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. he was ordered to pay a fine of more than $400. february is heart month. for a group of business leaders in bucks county within it's a chance to be reminded about a dangerous and deadly condition. katy zachry is live with life-saving advice and why this message hits so close to home for this group. katy? >> tracy, heart disease claims the lives of one in three women every year. it is a staggering statistic that hits close to home, especially for a group of business leaders here in bucks county. now, edy weinstein was invited to speak to the women's business forum great based in doylestown. she's a heart attack survivor.
terry fox passed away this year before heart disease. weinstein talks to groups about heart attack symptoms and how to change your life so you are less at risk. >> i thought i was in great shape, taking good care of myself but when i look back on the circumstances, i realized that i was pushing way past my limit. i was working 12-hour days, sleeping maybe 5 or 6 hours a night. >> and coming up in the next half hour, you'll hear more from weinstein, specifically the number one thing she did wrong when she realized she was having a heart attack. reporting live in bucks county, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. a lehigh valley facility used to house immigrants seeking asylum will remain open while a battle continues over its operating license. >> shut down birch. shut down birch. >> these activists in center city are demanding the release of about 100 immigrants and
calling on a center to shut down immediately. federal officials say immigrants will stay in the facility while the county appeals the ruling. >> families do not need to be detained and behind bars while they undergo their immigration ç process. it's unjust and inhumane. >> the state says the facility was linsd as a child residential center, not as a federal immigration facility. residents near los angeles, california had a close call after a small plane made an emergency landing on their street. the pilot told a local newspaper he was approaching a nearby airport for landing when the wind blew him off course. he crash landed and smashed roofs and windshields of parked cars on the way down. one of his wings were torn off. there were no reported injuries. a woman jumped out of a third floor window to escape a house fire in philadelphia. skyforce 10 over the scene last night on frankford avenue in
homesbur holmesburg. >> they said she just jumped. the steps broke and whatever, she couldn't get down them so she jumped. >> the second victim suffers smoke inhalation. 5:18 right now. let's check your ride to work. jessica boyington is looking at the schuylkill. jessica? >> yes, vai and tracy. the schuylkill expressway still doing okay. schuylkill around montgomery drive is what we're looking at live right now. eastbound lanes, in this direction, 13-minute drive time. speeds still in the 60s. it will be extra good if you go out the door on the garden state parkway in the next couple of minutes. this is cape may toll plaza. a good thing out there. the blue route, we're still in
the green. no problems or delays. typically we see more of a backup on the southbound side. average speeds way up there into the 60s. here's a heads up for later on this evening. if you head out the door around the stadium area there will be a 76ers game. watch for extra volume around there. they are playing orlando magic at 7:00 p.m. i'll be back in the text ten minutes with another check on your morning drive. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> if your morning drive starts now, you'll be dry. but if you hold off, you'll be counting some rain. the rain has not arrived in philadelphia yet. it's well to the south. it's already starting to move into parts of delaware. meantime, the temperature holding steady at 39 degrees in philadelphia, well above freezing. most of the areas above freezing and will only see rain. cape may in the 40s right now and we will see that in philadelphia, too. but the only area of concern is upper bucks county and into the
lehigh valley where the temperatures have been running colder. i do expect them to warm up just as the first rain drops are moving in. 8:00 this morning, some very light rain in the doylestown that's just one degree above freezing. be on the lookout for a little bit of slipping and sliding. there's upon from some icing at the very gng. it won't last long as this system is going to bring in warmer air with it. the temperatures climbing to 37 degrees. that's at 10:00 this morning. and we'll go into the upper 30s and low 40s this afternoon. through the day, we'll look at clouds. and yes, most of the day it will be rainy. the rain now in southern delaware is just very light rain. that's most of what we're going to see today. hef evavier is due in later tod. for today, temperatures climb into the 40s this afternoon. rain arrives this morning. breezy conditions, winds out of the east at 18 miles an hour today. tomorrow, warmer, more rain on the way.
a little bit of a break overnight, the rain redevelops tomorrow morning. heavy downpours tomorrow afternoon. looks like those heavier do downpours timed for the evening commute. the showers early thursday morning, then they're out of here. 54 degrees on thursday. a chilly breeze, gusty winds for friday. that means morning temperatures down to 42. a cold morning on saturday. the weekend warmup, 45 degrees for saturday, bright sunshine, 55 degrees on send. even warmer on monday, high of 58. >> all right, thank you, bill. 21 minutes past 5:00 this tuesday morning. look for help from the feds. pennsylvania governor tom wolf now says dozens of counties are in need of money after the blizzard of 2016. hear how much money the storm cost the area. plus, on the move. the iconic love sculpture will have a new temporary home. we'll tell you where it's headed now.
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happening today, the famous love park sculpture is moving to a new home temporarily that is. it's going across the street to dilworth park while renovations are completed at love park. more green space, a new water feature and concessionaries are being added to the park. work will continue until spring of next year. spending on prescription drugs is increasing at a slower rate at one major chain.
that tops our look at business headlines. landon dowdy with details. good morning, landon. >> hi there, tracy. good morning to you as well. c cvs says customers present about 5% more on prescriptions than last year. the increase is likely due to careful manage of its drug coverage as is negotiated for rebates and excluded more pricey drugs. meanwhile, over on wall street, it may give back some of monday's gains. futures are lower this morning and stocks rising on the back of the surge in oil prices. crude is pulling back this morning. it is trading near $33 a barrel. data this morning on home prices, home sales and consumer confidence. the dow rising 229 points to 16,621. the nasdaq gaining 67 to 4,571, back over to you. >> landon dowdy with cnbc.
landon, thanks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 5:25. 38 degrees. chilly outside but not cold enough for anything other than rain to arrive this morning in philadelphia. the light rain is not here yet, just clouds over center city. that's a live view of the city looking from the adventure aquarium. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we have a quiet tuesday morning so far. right now we're looking live around route 309 at the pa turnpike. no problems. all cars moving along nicely. more updates for you when i come back at 5:30. good morning, i'm matt delucia, live in center city where people will be gathering later tonight to protest the fbi's effort to get into an iphone. what does the general public, though, think about all this? i'll have that coming up. also, looking for the public's input. we'll tell you about the first of several public meetings held by the philadelphia water department and how it could impact your water bill.
pennsylvania governor tom wolf is now asking the federal government for help following the blizzard of 2016. hear why the governor says dozens of counties in the state need the money. >> we're tracking rain across our area today with a chance of snow in some parts. find out when the steady rain will fall. 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's start with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert forecast and the timing of when all this rain and snow some places will hit. bill? >> your best chance of snow will be in the pocono mountains. for philadelphia it's going to be rain. you can see the clouds that are already here. the clouds have increased. that's a good thing. that's keeping in some of the heat left over from yesterday. so we are above freezing in philadelphia. in the upper 30s at this point. it's in the 40s to the south where the rain has just arrived. southern delaware and it's just starting to fall in extreme southwestern kent county in delaware, just dry in dover. that will be one of of the first