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i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm katy zachry. it's definitely foggy. you want to take it slowly. let's check in with sheena parveen and the foggy spots and a storm for this weekend. >> it's going to feel like winter this weekend. we'll start with fog. if you're about to head out this morning, patchy dense fog this morning throughout the area. quarter mile visibility in quakertown and pottstown. even reading. it could cause problems on the roadway. mt. holly. now we duo down to wilmington, a quarter mile, even millville. atlantic city, a little better. but we're going to see this fluctuating throughout the morning. you might run into areas where the visibility is good and then you run into the dense fog. take it slower on the road where you're driving. 47 in trenton, 47 in allentown, 48 in trenton, 48 in pottstown.
through the day for your st. patrick's day, we oar going to be warm in your 60s. still dense fog by noon around then. we have a chance for some afternoon showers if you have the st. patrick's day plans. other than that, yes, you're looking at a colder weekend and the potential for snow as we go into sunday. a check on the roadways with jessica boyntanan boynton boyington. >> this is blocked off heading to cottman avenue. all open again. no problems getting offer the roadway there. checking in from center city to woodhaven road, we're good to go there. watch for crews working out on king of prussia road. that was scheduled to be out there until 5:00 this morning so the crew will be out there cleaning up. here is route 73 in voorhees
right around trooper road. no problems or backups. no problems with construction in the area. i'll have more updates for you o turn mog drive when i come back in the next ten, katy. >> thank you. happening right now in our nation's capital, washington, d.c.'s entire system is back up and running after it was shut down for 29 hours for emergency inspection. crews were looking at third rail power cables and have replaced dozens of them since the shutdown on wednesday night at midnight. now the inspections were prompted by a fire on the rail earlier this week and now all six train lines in 91 stations are open and operating again. it's the second busiest metro system in the country. right now the philadelphia school district is looking to hire hundreds of teachers for next year. nbc 10's matt delucia is outside headquarters in sprekfield. matt, tell us about the plan. >> reporter: recently the finance have been a little
better on account of the $2 per pack tax that went into effect a year ago. the school district says it plans to hire some 800 teachers along with 60 school nurses and 50 counselors. hundreds of employees have been laid off within the last if you're, particularly counselors and nurses, and we intend to ask questions of the school district today about how they're planning to fund all this. for now, consider mayor kenney's proposed soda tax which could boost income by $500 million over the next five years. that, however, is not yet in place and there's no telling if it will every happen. they plan to fully staff all schools by the end of june for the upcoming year. but not much time to apply. the deadline to apply is next friday and there will be an information session if you're interesting in applying for one of these jobs. will be next tuesday right here at the school district headquarters here on wall
street. matt, thank you. a man driving was shot in the head. this happened along meridian street. it happened just before 10:00 last night. police have a 17-year-old in custody for this crime. the victim is listed in critical condition. philadelphia school officials med with parents who are worried about their children's health after a classmate died of bacterial meningitis this week. parents attending the meeting last night at george washington kaver high school in philadelphia learned how bacterial meningitis can spread. health officials don't know where freshman jonathan briggs contracted the bacteria when he suddenly became ill on monday and died the next day. school officials told parents the bacteria does not survive on surfaces and is only spread through bodily secretions. >> contact, bodily fluid. if you're kissing, drinking from a shared soda bottle, passing a sig read around, things like
that. >> they ask that students be updated on their vaccinations including four shots that cover strains of meningitis. you can tap the nbc 10 app. we've posted information from the centers for disease control. well, today philadelphia will mark st. patrick's day with a celebration of irish heritage at penn's landing. city officials will place a wreath at the irish memorial at chestnut and front streets. this is a video from previous years. this honors irish immigrants and the role they play in history. we'll have a live report at 5:30. it's 5:05. take a look at this. only be c 10 was there when firefighters and police teemed up to rescue a woman from barning building in suggest philadelphia. this was on north frank links n'@ street around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. crews used a construction ladder to bring the woman down.
she's doing fine but it ooh note clear yet what caused the fire. medical marijuana is one step closer to becoming legal in pennsylvania. yesterday they passed a measure that allowed some patients to take marijuana in some pill or liquid form. the bill now goes to the senate which passed a similar measure last year. governor tom wolf has urged lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana. it's ll league in new jersey and delawa delaware. it's 5:06. a former philadelphia tourist used money. >> now she's charged with embezzlement. her name is joyce levitt. it's a nonprofit organization that promotes tourism. she took $200,000 from the agency by charging personal expenses to her corporate credit card and paying the big bill with agency checks. the alleged illegal charges
include $19,000 to b.j.'s and costco and $20,000 for meals. >> philadelphia let joyce levitt watch the books and money charge out the door. >> they get much of its funding from the city's hotel tax. she turned herself in yesterday morning. >> and today more people are dieing from heroin and opioid addiction than ever before. >> now they're making a major shift on how it's fighting this crisis. they launched a new program right here in pennsylvania called the 360 strategy. it was rolled out in pittsburgh this fall. nbc 10 traveled there to find out how officials hope it will make a difference. the strategy expands, rather, the d.a.'s role from just going after drug traffickers. instead it will focus on communication. a special agent for the dea says
they know they cannot arrest their way out of this problem. >> we want the folks that need help to get the help. if we can either prevent somebody through education or see somebody get treatment and stop them from using, then that denies potential revenue to the drug trafficking organizations. >> well, you can join nbc 10's denise nakano and others. watch "generation addicted" monday, march 21st, 7:00 p.m. right here on nbc 10. well, another round of dense fog this morning, so before you head out, just remember that. take it slower on the roadway. we have that dense fog that will be lasting to around sunrise.
colder air this weekend. this weekend will feel like winter and we're tracking the chance for snow as we go into sunday. i'll show you that in a second. here's the visibility north and west of quakertown. pottstown and blue bell. reading is at a half mile visibility. some areas are not too bad. other, thick fog. bensalem, 2 1/2 miles in philadelphia. but some spots in new jersey and delaware are still coming in with dense fog. a quarter mile visibility in millville and wilmington. if you're waking up in an area where you don't have dense fog, more than likely you're going run into an area that does. 47 in allentown, 45 in pottstown, 48 in philadelphia. 41 in atlantic city this afternoon though for your st. patrick's day, we will be warming into the 60s, again, with a chance of showers. here's future weather. temperatures today, pretty comfortable after the fog clears. by 4:00 p.m. we'll see showers moving in in to the evening and
dry again for your friday morning but cooler as we go through the afternoon. highs in the 50s. in the afternoon you'll see more showers. that's going to give us colder air through the weekend. take a look as we go into your saturday and sunday. the colder air comes down and that will give us morning lows in the 30s. that would be able to support snow falling, accumulating though. that's the question. with sunday afternoon here, you start to notice some snow and rain trying to move in. there's the storm system. it should be hangling right offshore and should be swinging part of the area, if not all the area moisture and that would be cold enough at that time to produce snowfall. the potential for accumulating snow looks best late sunday night into early monday morning. we're talk freezing and below freezing across part of the area. we'll have more updates on that. today, morning fog. it will be windy this afternoon. showers in about the mid-50s. it will be cooler for your friday and colder for the
weekend. look at those morning lows. 31, saturday, 32, sunday, 31 monday morning and, yes, that's cold enough to support any snowfall with moisture around. again, that's the best chance for accumulating snow. >> thank you, sheena. katy and i were enjoying the little leprechaun. >> ignoring the snow. >> always dancing. >> we're all irish today. >> one day at a time. >> whether you're irish or not, you still need to get to work or school on time. >> that's right. jessica boyington gets a look at the expressway. anything that you're seeing? >> it looks really great right now. we're seeing a little fog on cameras parts of 395, 22, and addition ally south jersey as well. i wanted to show you. you can see no problems in either direction. we're headed westbound toward the schuylkill expressway.
if you have to get to 30s street station, you'll be just fine. no problems eastbound toward 95. if you're just tuning in, it's back open from that earlier closer where that earlier construction. southbound from the schuylkill expressway, just a 15 minute trip. speeds into the 50s. we'll be back with a check on the foggy cameras in a few minutes. >> thank you. well, it is tournament time. we're just hours away from the ncaa basketball tournament. coming up, hear from the schools in our area that are headed to the big dance. plus, caught on camera, a store clerk save as baby from falling after the mother has a serious and sudden medical problem. we'll explain what happened.
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kind of judge i have tried to be. >> nearly two decades ago they confirmed his pointment to the federal appeals court. the nonmajority leader mitch mcconnell says the senate will not consider his nomination. well, today adolf hitler's own personal copy of his political manifesto ""mein kampf"" goets up for action. they'll take bids. american soldiers found the book in hitler's apartment just days before he killed himself in 1945. it's expected to sell for $15,000. it's 5:15. an organization for security professionals (ed the award to the son of a fallen philadelphia police officer. it was sponsored by the philadelphia chapter of asus international. he accepted the national courage award on behalf of his father, sergeant robert wilson iii.
damian stevenson was outside the store at the time. he watched things. >> i was crying like a baby. every time i seen his son, he had the exact same smile thamd makes me son. >> officer stevenson also received an award for his heroism on the day sergeant wilson was killed. you'll remember sergeant wilson was inside a gamestop store being game for his son when he was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in march last year. teachers of nazareth in north camden county say they'll go on strike tomorrow. if the strike happens, they'll offer all day care but space is limited. sports and other extracurricular
activities would go on as usual. a convenience store clerk in colorado saved a baby whose moefr was having a seizure in the store. this video shows him at the store. the clerk said chenault it issed the mother had a glazed look on her face. >> i was asking her is everything okay. i grabbed the baby's arm and she wouldn't sway. she wouldn't answer me. she was like lost in space. i thought, i'd better take the baby something doesn't feel right and then she started to fall. >> the clerk called 911 and medics helped the mother. the clerk said it was insting shed grabbed the child. here's one you may not be able to believe, right? >> philadelphia did not make the top ten how much time we spend in traffic. they're having the worst congestion. no surprise there.
they spent annage. they came in second. they said overall they spent more than 8 million hours stuck sl traffic last year. inrix is the traffic partner of nbc10.com. >> we get a lot of traffic information. jessica know this. >> i'm going to argue this. people taking the survey must have been on this. we all know that it's a night maifrmt eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway, a 13-minute trip. no problems right now heading into center city. the whitehorse pike. starting to see cars actually out and about. no backups right now through the intersection there. that on-ramp is still closed.
follow the detours over in that direction. a little bit of a foggy start around route 1. you can see how cars are moving along just fine. i'll be back in ten minutes with your morning drive. another round of fog this morning, so if you're waking up and walking outside and you don't see it in your area, if you're commuting this morning, keep in mind you could run into it because it is patchy dense fog. visibility a quarter of a mile in some spots. then we go into the weekend. a colder air mass moves in. we talk about winter-like conditions and that is going to bring us the chance for snow. we say spring snow because spring actually starts on sunday and that would be the day that we expect snowfall across part of the area. i'll show you that potential coming up in just a second. right now in reading, cloudy skies. 41 around atlantic city. philadelphia coming in at 48 degrees this morning. now, the visibility is low
mostly norjt and west, pottstown, quakertown and blue bell all coming in at a quarter mile visibility. reading. three-quarter mile visibility. also in bensalem. we're looking at still some patchy dense fog through interior parts of new jersey. millville, a quarter mile there and three-quarter mile visibility in wilmington. anything less than a mile, that shows us where we have a dense fog around this morning. be careful as you're driving. temperatures warming up this afternoon as the fog starts to get out of here. the mid-60s by 2:00 p.m. if you have st. patrick's day plans, it will be warmer and windy and showers hanging around. passing showers as we go through the afternoon and evening today and that will bring in the colder air mass for tomorrow. colder friday and into the weekend. morning lows will be in the 20s and 30s across the areas going into your weekend. it's going to be a cold start every morning into the weekend. the colder air mass stays. what that means with the next
snow moving up, we have snow potential. it will be possible late sunday night into monday morning. that looks like the best chance as of now and compared to what the models look like yesterday, this is a lot impressive. of course, we'll show you the updates. more updates on your seven-day forecast coming up. >> sheena, thank you. 22 minutes past 5:00. is it honoring hiflt or in poor taste? we'll tell you about the proposed idea and debate over a former philadelphia mobster's home. plus a chronic problem. a local business owner says she's sick of people defacing her property. hear why her location is part of the issue. find fantasy shows.
. 5:25 this thursday morning. a kent county woman is trying to stop a chronic problem outside her business. her insurance agency is in milford next to a liquor store at a bar and every day they walk into the alley and relieve themselves. she tells them they'll be caught on surveillance camera and now she's resorted to public shaming on social media. >> it's kind of gross and dirty and it smells. i want these people that come back here to know that what i they're doing is not private, that it going to be publicized. she says some of the bosses and family have recognized the
offenders online. with fear of the spread of the zika virus, people are already thinking about how they'll protect themselves from mosquitos this spring. courtney reagan is here with the cnbc business news. good morning, courtney. >> good morning, katy. mosquito season has been starting but bug spray companies say they're running their factories at full capacity. they expect the demand to be two times higher than usual. americans spent $168 million on bug stray last year. they were infected abroad. wall street looks to add to wednesday's futures. stocks rising after the fed decides not to raise interest rates and signaling it may only hike them twice this year. that's fewer than previously forecast. that means rates on loans and mortgages will continue to
remain low, although savers won't see much of a return on their investments. look for data today on unemployment. the dow rising 74 points to 17,325. the nasdaq to 4673. that's where things will kick off. katy, back to you. >> courtney, thank you. well, dense fog this morning. be careful on the roads out there. otherwise it's going to be a warm st. patrick's day with showers in the forecast. here's a live look outside. you can see the low clouds, fog off in the distance and we're tracking colder temperatures this weekend. a potential for snow. i'll shoal you that coming up. let's get a check on the roads now with jessica boyington. >> thanks, sheena. we're watching the foggy conditions. you can see the tolls in the background. even difficult to see in our cameras. watch out for reduced visibility and take some time before you head out the door. we'll have updates for you on your morning drive when i come