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a.m., 50 degrees. philadelphia, 9:00 a.m., low 40s, 11:00 a.m., close to 50 degrees. the lehigh valley, by 11:00 a.m., around the mid-40s. warmer than it was yesterday. the warmup continues tomorrow and thursday. i think you're going to like this forecast. i'll show you that coming up. let's look at the roads with jessica boyington. >> we are watching the schuylkill expressway right now. we're really doing great, though. no problems with drive times. no backups right now. right around girard avenue. that drive time into center city from the blue route to the vine street expressway is still a 13 minute trip with speeds into the 60s. we're also watching a disabled vehicle in bridgeport. still on union avenue and coates street. i checked in with the philadelphia international airport with the flights canceled arriving and departing into brussels, american airlines 751 is canceled that is supposed to be arriving from brussels
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into philadelphia today. give yourself extra time around the checkpoints. anything arriving or departing into brussels has been canceled. 5:31. >> back to breaking news out of brussels that we've been following all morning long. >> a series of explosions ripped through brussels international airport and at least one nearby metro station. officials are telling everyone in the city to stay put. katy zachry is live in the digital operations center digging for more information, monitoring the new information coming in. i know you just got a new number of people killed. tell bus that, katy. >> in the last half hour, within the last half hour, nbc news confirmed that 20 people were killed as a result of these explosions. but in the last few minutes, they changed that number, reporting about 13 people have been killed. understandably, this is a very fluid situation. that number could change again. we know there were several explosions this morning that rocked the airport in brussels. around 8:00 a.m. their time.
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let's go to one of the pictures that shows the widespread damage inside, structures utterly destroyed. emergency responders there. we have blurred out what apas to be several victims lying on the ground severely injured if not worse. here's more evidence of the large explosions throughout the airport. we know at least two explosions went off in the departure area around 8:00 this morning, the height of the morning rush at the airport. it has been evacuated. passengers were ushered onç to the tarmac where first aid teams met them there and are caring for people who were injured. we've seen pictures of airport workers just in utter dismay and very emotional about what happened this morning. flights into and out of brussels airport canceled and flights to that city are being diverted as we speak. here's one witness talking about what he saw and heard. >> it was first with a small explosion, maybe something like
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that. a few seconds later, a very big explosion and there was a lot of smoke and completely destroyed. sprinklers and so on. some people laying down. >> incredibly tense moments inside the airport. soon after this happened at brussels international, there were explosions reported at a brussels metro station. we're hearing the city's metro system has since shut down. witnesses were reading accounts from them saw several people with facial wounds exiting a metro stop located near the european union headquarters. this is an incredibly developing story. another update coming up in 25 minutes. live in the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. we have a security expert on the phone to talk about these explosions happening in brussels. >> matthew horace is the senior vice president of fjc security
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services and a former federal law enforcement agent. what do you make of these attacks? these look like coordinated bombings and do you have any sense that they could be connected to the arrest of salah abdeslam for the paris bombings? >> good morning, tracy and vai. obviously the timing here is going to be critical an how investigators approach this. i don't think it's a coincidence this would happen four days after the the arrest of one of the masterminds of the earlier attacks. >> what should people from our area planning to travel to europe do, matthew? >> well, you know, brussels will be on lockdown, certainly for the next 24 to 48 hours as investigators, number one, secure the scene, ensure there's no other devices at the airport but also as they begin their investigation. i'm sure the entire aviation industry will be on high alert to include philadelphia and other major airports that had access to brussels and citizens here need to be as vigilant as ever. >> there's been talk about the
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intelligence failures at the moment the bombings in paris happened. what would you say about that? >> i would say law enforcement throughout the world is doing -- i'm confident they're doing the very best they çcan. that's evident by the capture of the latest suspect several days ago. this was an international manhunt, thousands and thousands of people and hours and resources. i would say the public here in the united states and abroad should be confident that intelligence sources, law enforcement sources are doing everything they can to keep them safe but despite their best efforts, people who are determined to commit terrorist acts, specifically coordinated attacks, are still trying these things. >> matthew horace, we appreciate your time and sharing your insights with us this morning. >> have a great day. >> matthew, thanks. we're bring you updates all morning long on air. also go to the nbc 10 app for breaking information. 5:35 this tu morning.
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decision 2016. more contests are on tap in the presidential races. >> candidates down in the delegate count are hoping to make up ground. this map shows which states are holding contests today. there's a primary in arizona and caucus in utah. democrats caucus in idaho. there's also a republican caucus in american samoa. >> as for the front-runners, the voter anger issue still on the front burner for both presidential republican candidate donald trump and democrat hillary clinton. >> anger is not a strategy. we've got to get together and figure out what we have to do to make a difference in people's lives. >> they're not by nature angry people. but right now they're angry people. >> you can calm them down with your words? >> i will certainly try. >> republican candidates said cruz and john kasich both said they're hoping voters turn to them in today's contest. we checked state election figures. they showed more than 60,000
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people switch from democrat to republican since the beginning of the year. that's about twice the number who have gone the other way. we found donald trump is sometimes a motivator, two local voters with trump in mind are turning republican for different reasons. >> i like his brashness. i like that he's a successful businessman. i think he'll do great for this country. >> i've been a liberal voter my entire life. and he just suddenly became more terrifying to me than whoever they were nominating on the democratic side. >> independents are also switching to a party affiliation so they can vote in the primaries. >> the reminder, pennsylvania and delaware hold presidential primaries on april 26th. new jersey holds theirs on june 7th. for complete decision 2016 coverage including the latest delegate counts and upcoming primaries and caucuses, tap the nbc 10 çapp. >> 5:37. pennsylvania's governor is facing budget pressure from his
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own party now. democratic lawmakers are urging governor tom wolf not to veto the republican spending plan. pennsylvania is still working on last year's budget and now lawmakers are tired of fighting. democrats say the governor should only use a partial veto. that way he could approve money to keep schools from closing. wolf says the republican plan is out of balance and does not address next year's $2 billion deficit. >> investigators are look for the answers after a case of animal cruelty left a puppy badly hurt. delaware county spca's officer said they found this 6-month-old puppy with severe cuts to her neck. someone used a wire cable to tie her to a banister inside a vacant home. the puppy nicknamed clover had one surgery but she'll need more. >> we're hoping to raise enough money to do follow-up surgeries that will help close the wound.
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she'll probably always had a pretty deep scar for the rest of her life. >> when clover fully recovers, she will be put up for adoption. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, good tuesday morning. it is a cold start to your tuesday. it's feeling more like winter this morning. but through the afternoon, we are going to warm up more than yesterday. a bigger warmup tomorrow and thursday. here are the temperatures right now. if you're about to walk out soon, this is why you need the heavy coat. 35 in philadelphia, 34 northeast philly, 33 in trenton and wrightstown. chester springs 26 degrees. below freezing in kennett square and wilmington and washington township right now. even north and west through the lehigh valley, a lot of 20s on the map here. blue bell, doylestown, 28 degrees, even in allentown, 25 in quakertown. 29 in reading. this is really the last freezing morning, though. tomorrow morning woe won't be
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nearly this cold. the warmup begins this afternoon, 34 atlantic city airport, 25 in millville, 32 in dover. 30 degrees in woodbine. bust out forecast, make sure the kids have a heavy coat on this morning, especially north and west through the lehigh valley. around 7:00 a.m., 29 degrees. new jersey and delaware midmiff 30s and by the afternoon, at least for the afternoon bus stop time, temperatures in the low 50s. there you see it, the cold air across the area is going to stay like this until the sun comes up today. then we'll finally warm up. here's a planner as we go through the day. dry conditions through 3:00 p.m. no rain expectedç in the forecast. if you're in new jersey and delaware by 11:00 this morning, around 50 degrees, philadelphia area by 11:00 this morning. temperatures will be closer to 50 degrees, too. we'll sea a mix of sun and clouds. through the lehigh valley this afternoon, at least by lunch time, mid-40s. through the afternoon, we'll rebound into the 50s which is
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not as cold as yesterday. as we go into tomorrow and thursday, we have 70 degrees temperatures in the forecast. i'll show you that with your seven-day and your easter forecast. that's coming up. sheena, thank you. 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m. this morning. >> 295, jessica boyington has a look at that. >> 295 around route 38. drive times still in the green southbound from this point at 38 headed towards the black horse pike. if you have to get to the philadelphia area or the 42 freeway, you'll be just fine. average speeds way up there into the 60s and a 12-minute trip with no delays so far, even through the work zone we're doing okay. here's the vine street expressway, around 8th street. no real problems so far. it's headed eastbound towards 95. no problems headed westbound towards the schuylkill or if you catch a train to the 30th street station, you'll be fine also. we do have a bridge closure,
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falls bridge is closed until about april. take the city avenue bridge to get by. no scheduled openings right now for the tacony palmyra. imagine working and knowing you will not get a paycheck. that's what could happen for thousands of people in the shore town on the brink of disaster. plus, this -- >> good morning, i'm matt delucia live at philadelphia international airport following the latest on the attacks in brussels this morning. trying to get more information on the effect on international travel. that coming up. your daughter wants to stay organic.
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5:45. 36 degrees. breaking news. nbc news reports at least 13 people are dead following four explosions at brussels international airport in belgium. we're getting reports of explosions at a brussels subway station. witnesses report seeing blood everywhe everywhere. authorities are telling everybody in brussels to shelter in place. matt delucia is live at philadelphia international airport with what officials are telling travelers there. matt, what have you learned? >> reporter: within the past hour i've made phone calls to
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the airport spokespeople but haven't heard anything back in terms of what is being done security wise. we do not notice any immediate signs of anien creased security here atç the moment. but this is what we are learning. we have a graphic here. this is a statement from american airlines. they tell us we are aware of an incident at the brussels airport, departure hall and are taking care of our customers, employees and contractors. at this time, all employees and contractors are accounted for with no reported injuries. we also know of a flight, 751 american airlines flight 751 that was on the way from brussels, belgium, to philadelphia. on the way to dallas. it had a stop in philadelphia that was scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon. that flight has been canceled. there's also a phone number for people who want information about people at that airport. here's the number. i think we have that on the bottom of the screen,
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32025064711. as we take another live look, at this point, we do not see increased signs of security. for now, live at the airport, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. from our jersey shore bureau, atlantic city on the brink of bankruptcy plans to shut down city hall from april 8th to early may. closing city government would mean no pay for employees. city services like trash pickup would also grind to a halt. the mayor says vital operations such as police and fire will continue. those personnel would be working for no way. we spoke to a volunteer at city hall who tell us workers are afraid of missing a paycheck. >> three weeks we can take it. after that, it's really bad. i'm worried about people who pay mortgages, people who pay rent and have children. >> state lawmakers are
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officialing atlantic city a financial bailout but only if the city agrees to a state takeover. former president bill clinton is clarifying what he said. >> if you believe we can finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy behind us and the seven years before that, then you should vote for her. >> bill clinton's press secretary said he was referring to the awful legacy of republican obstruction of president obama. it's 5:48. 36 degrees outside. a florida jury is awarding hulk hogan even more money. late yesterday afternoon. the panel gave the pro wrestler more than $25 million inç punitive damages, on top of the $115 million a jury awarded him
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on friday. hogan said he didn't know he was being taped. a california family loses the fight to adopt a little girl because of her indian heritage. >> they say they'll keep fighting to get her back. 6-year-old lexi has lived with her foster family for the last four years. a court ruled she must go to utah to live with indian relatives because she is 1.5% choctaw. her foster father is devastated. >> i'm scared, don'tly me go. >> child services said they must follow the court order. rusty paige said he's determined to see the little girl he considers a daughter again soon. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, get the jack net morning. we have a cold start for your tuesday. temperatures mostly in the 30s. some areas in the 20s. as we go through the next few days, a big warmup in the forecast. by the end of the week for your
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friday, showers returning. spring showers. until then we stay dry. 28 degrees in allentown, 29 in reading. 34 bensalem. south jersey mostly below freezing here. 31 degrees glassboro and wilmington. 25 degrees in millville. for today, we'll be warmer than yesterday. mid-50s. tomorrow 70, thursday 73. that's close to 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. so really nice weather as we go into the next few days here. satellite and radar, we are dry and if you look even back off to our west, we have nothing heading our way. we'll stay dry for the next few days, until friday, that will be our next chance for rain. as we start you off this morning, freezing temperatures outside for most of the area, warming trends start this afternoon. continues into thursday with 07 degrees temperatures returning. here you see it friday, we have rain moving in. it will still be kind of mild. then we go into the weekend and it starts to look nice. temperatures back in the 60s for your easter sun.
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looking nice and dry for the easter egg hunt. for today, mix of sun and clouds, not as gusty as it was yesterday. it was really windy day. today it will be breezy, not nearly as windy. 53 to 56 for the high temperature. 73 for thursday, staying sunny. that's a beautiful forecast and friday we'll see showers in the morning. through the weekend we do clear up, 60 saturday, 67 for your easter sunday. then our next chance of showers by monday. >> easter sunday looks nice. nine minutes before 6:00. let's get you updatedç on your ride to work. >> we're in cherry hill, route 38 around haddonfield road. no problems so far at least. we don't have any problems in terms of construction or backup. you can see the off ramps are clear. and they're nice and dry which is a different story than we saw yesterday. here's the schuylkill expressway around 202, starting to see,
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obvio obviously, more cars in this area. that drive time hasn't moved yet from the blue route to the vine street expressway, 13 minutes and 60 miles per hour for the average speed. heads up because of the explosions over in the brussels airport. american airlines flight 751 was supposed to be arriving from brussels into philadelphia this morning has been canceled. you want to give yourself extra time anyway this morning because at the security checkpoints because of that added security risk. if you are headed to the airport, drive times are okay. northbound or southbound from naamans road to the blue route, a six-minute trip. we continue to follow breaking news out of brussels this morning. a series of explosions ripped through the brussels airport and at least one metro station. officials are telling everyone in the city to stay put. back with an update in just five minutes.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a check on your first alert traffic. this is around broad street, the boulevard, cars moving along
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nicely. roads are dry. no problems. we're looking pretty good all across the board at least on most of our majors around the philadelphia area, into new jersey and delaware. no major backups or incidents to report. we'll see updates in the 6:00 hour. and happening today, a private company plans to launch an unmanned rocket carrying supplies for the international space station. one local teacher will there be to watch the liftoff. nasa invited springford area school district teacher daniel lephold to witness this event. he will document the experience on twitter so he can share it with his students. he says it is the coolest job in the world. >> a camden county 7-year-old is the newest member of the police department. he got right to work learning how to use the department's bomb diffusing robot, spent time with
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a canine officer named arrow. liam told us why he loves the police. >> because they catch the villains and stuff. >> you like catching bad guys. >> and the canines. >> whether 7 yeergz ole or -- 7 years old or 57 years old, we take this job to help people. >> his school maked help his special day this reality. >> very nice. today the villanova men's basketball team hits the road to the sweet 16. jay wright's team is scheduled to leave campus at 10:00 this morning. they play on thursday. you're looking at some of the wildcats on the court at the pavilion yesterday. they mostly watched game video and rested up. nova nation, they're not rested up. they're pumped. the campus book store is seeing runs on jerseys and hats and
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other gear. the ncaa gave the school about 150 student tickets for this next round. many students told us they're going even if they don't have a ticket. that's the spirit. we talked one student who says she's heading to louisville with her dad. >> wednesday is easter break. he's picking me up and road tripping it to louisville. ten hours. he's really into march madness. it's fun to go with him. >> good dad right there. two minutes before 6:00. we continue to follow breaking news from belgium where more then a dozen people are dead. >> the city is on lockdown after explosions at the airport and metro station. people in brussels are being told to stay in place. we'll monitor the situation and have a live report at 6:00 a.m.
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