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laurel, new jersey, right around route 38. we had a ç12-minute drive time headed southbound. these are the southbound lanes in here. no problems there from this point or at route 38 to the black horse pike. if you're headed down towards the philadelphia area, no problems. average speeds way up there into the 60s. traffic is moving along and even through the work zone around the black horse pike area. watching out in philadelphia for some construction on kelly drive between fairmount avenue and hunting park avenue. that's going to be one lane heading through that area until about 6:30 this morning. that started last night. something you want to plan into your evening, into your morning commute. especially if it continues into tomorrow morning. here is the schuylkill expressway right around south street. no problems east or westbound in either direction. all lanes moving nicely. if you're headed through center city, no problems right now. more in the next ten. today in delaware county, three former members of the
colwyn borough fire company will be back in court. gary bryce, elizabeth celini and her daughter lauren all face felony theft charges. elizabeth was president, lauren was the treasurer. investigators say the three of them would write checks to each other and cash them. that was supposed to go towards the volunteer service. $32,000 went unaccounted for over a three-year period. the pennsylvania house could vote as early as today on a bill to legalize medical marijuana. the state senate passed it yesterday. the bill would make the drug available to patients who suffered from illnesses like cancer and chronic pane. supporters hope the bill will be on the governor's desk by the end of the week. medical marijuana is already legal in delaware and new jersey. 4:31. 43 degrees outside. remembering a local legend. there will be a public memorial for philadelphia flyers founder ed snider. the details have not yet been
finalized. as the region prepares to say good-bye, neighbors are still remembering snider for his impact on them. lisa walsh called a local radio station to say snider didn't know her but touched her family. her son was 6 years oldç when became part of the ed snider youth hockey foundation. >> i could never thank him enough, i really couldn't. my son could have easily, you know, become a victim of the streets and, you know, got into the wrong crowd. >> lisa's son is now 11. she says she's happy her son could be part of snider's legacy. snider is also on the minds and hearts of his players, especially now that the flyers are preparing for the playoffs. ahead, they talk about the man they lost and they're missing. and a win for republican presidential candidate ted cruz and his push to appear on new jersey's primary ballot. hear which prominent republican leader wants no part of decision
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today a philadelphia fun will be in court charged with drunk driving and her arrest was caught on tape. nbc 10's deanna durante is live outside the courthouse in washington township, gloucester county. deanna, this case could be resolved today. tell us what you know. >> reporter: we know this philadelphia fun is expected to be in court today. she's had several court dates since her november arrest. again, she is expected to be here today and we're told that the case could be resolved. it's an early saturday morning in november, watch as sister kimberly miller stumbles during a field sobriety test. at one point while talking to police it appears as though she could be treving, this as police retrieve a bottle of wine from her car. she backed into an auto repair shop, didn't stop to report the damage and instead kept on driving. multiple 911 recallers reported
a car driving erratically in the minutes before police stopped here near the black horse pike. later in the morning miller gives police a breathalyzer. in the days after her arrest an online petition gained 500 signatures. today, more than 2200 are there, all urging miller's return to the classroom. the archdiocese placed miller on leave from her teaching post in the days after this video was made public. the archdiocese hasn't commented on that onlinepetition saying back in november after the arrest that what happened didn't involve students. didn't happen at the school. obviously it happened here in new jersey where miller is expected to be in court this afternoon. reporting live in washington township, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 4:36 and much of the area in the 30s this morning as the temperatures are dropping, under clear skies on very light wind.
that's one of the ingredients to see some cold temperatures. that's what we're getting this morning. not so bad at philadelphia international. 43 degrees. that's the warm spot. even that is running at 17 degrees colder than yesterday morning. 34. look at toms river, 28 degrees. very low 30s, right at freezing for doylestown. coatesville is 37. 34 in pendale. it goes away from the water that the cold zone, doylestown 32 degrees and it's dropped to freezing in perkasie as well. a few high clouds in the north. those are already thinning out. plenty of sunshine today and a temperature warmup that will be significant, into the upper 50s for bethlehem, fleetwood and morgantown. bright, sunny skies and light winds is what you'll see for souderton, new hope. bordentown near 60 degrees this afternoon. at the shore, sunny skies and a little bit of breeze coming out of the northeast.
that will keep ventnor city and avalon chillier. inland, you'll find the temperatures in the upper 50s and bright sunshine for philadelphia, wilmington and berlin, new jersey, only near 60 degrees this afternoon. there is warmer weather to come. we have the seven-day when i'm back in ten minutes. >> all right, bill, see you in ten minutes. 4:38 right now. let's check your ride to work if this is about the time you get out the door. check 95. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> we're watching 95 around cottman avenue through the work zone. we're moving along nicely right now. right here are the southbound lanes. that's where we see the big increase in volume and delay in the morning time. right now, we're doing okay. it's still early for that. southbound from woodhaven road to theç vine street expressway into center city still a 12-minute trip. speeds way up there into the 60s. there are more cars traveling southbound than northbound. even through the work zones we're moving along just fine. route 202, still in the green there. ten minutes, either direction north or southbound from 30 to
the schuylkill expressway with speeds also still into the 60s. watch for construction if you're out in delaware. this is ongoing. an off ramp is closed from route 13 while the on ramp to 295 southbound is still closed for that construction. here's route 70 over in cherry hill, new jersey around kings highway. no problems either direction. roadways are dry. so he went to class, did his work like every other student but he's actually an impostor next, new information about the charges against the 23-year-old man pretending to be a harrisburg area student. also next -- >> i don't know how somebody can be so spiteful to a little boy who's just having fun. >> adults upset about child's play. this philadelphia mom is heart broken over hateful words written about her son.
4:41. good morning, cape may. 41 degrees. we have new information against the case of a 23-year-old ukrainian man who posed as a high school student. the identity theft and conspiracy charges were dropped against arthur samarin. authorities say he had sex with a 15-year-old girl while pretending to be a harrisburg high school student. prosecutors dropped a more serious charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in exchange for samarin waiving his preliminary hearing. i don't care if it's the way you raise him or if he's retarded. no one wants to hear him acting like a wild animal. >> the anonymous handwritten letter that bonnie found last week in her mailbox was about her 3-year-old son that has autism. two of her three boys live with the disorder. the stay at home mom says she's
readç the hateful words over a over again, still doesn't understand why someone would be so mean. she says she's discovered the silver lining. since posting the letter on facebook. >> the outpour of people just loving my son and showing how much of -- what a community is about, what neighborly is about. >> maran still doesn't know which neighbor read the letter but the widespread support her family has gotten helps her keep strong. republican house speaker paul ryan is putting to rest speculation that he could end up with his party's nomination. ryan told the republican national committee that he doesn't want the nomination. he also said if it came down to it, he would even refuse to accept it. >> if no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, i believe that you should only choose from a person who is actually participated in the primary. count me out. >> ryan's statement comes as the
contested republican convention seems more and more likely. experts say front-runner donald trump may have a hard time winning the necessary delegates to clinch the nomination. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in our digital operations center this morning with details on ted cruz's eligibility to run for office and what's happening now on the democratic side. >> a new jersey judge ruled that ted cruz need the constitutional requirements to be president. several people had challenged whether cruz was a naturalized citizen because he was not born on u.s. soil. cruz was born in canada to a cuban father and an american mother. the decision now goes to the state's lieutenant governor who can accept, reject or modify the ruling. cruz's republican rival, donald trump, will be in pittsburgh today. he spoke to his supporters at a rally yesterday in new york. ahead of the state's primary next week. right now, trump has a double digit lead in the polls there. hillary clinton also has a
sizable lead in the empire state. the nbc -- the new nbc/"wall street journal"/maris poll has clintonç ahead of bernie sande by 14 minutes. clinton has a 55% to sanders 41%. and in less than two weeks, voters in our area will head to the polls. pennsylvania and delaware hold their primary elections on april 26th. new jersey voters go to the polls on june 17th. live in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. quarter to 5:00, 43 degrees outside. happening today, the drinking water in flint, michigan is back on tap for a house committee on capitol hill. two top aides to michigan governor rick snyder are among those scheduled to testify. they'll look at the current impact and what they learned from the water crisis. water in flint became tainted with lead after the water supply
was change echanged. the witness says he was in the car with cardell hayes, the man accused of killing smith. a written statement from the witness' attorney says cardell actually saved their lives by shooting smith. he says smith had a gun and was going to shoot him. police did find a loaded .9 millimeter pistol inside smith's suv but it was not fired. meanwhile, police released this surveillance video that shows what looks like smith's suv tapping the back bumper of hayes's car. operation slow down to save lives is now in effect in hudson county, north jersey. police in five towns are cracking down on speeders and ticketing drivers. program began yesterday on kennedy boulevard and will last through the summer. the hudson county prosecutor came up with the idea after two friends were hit and killed last month by a car that jumped the curb in north bergen. the car was going 74 miles an hour. speed limit is 25.
>> when you are able to pick up some speed, i think people are doing scabbingly that. they're making up for lost time but it can't be tolerated and won't be tolerated. >> the prosecutor says this stepped up effort is all about keeping people safe. on the first day, police officers issued 137ç tickets i north bergen, 22 of them for speeding. speaking of driver, let's check the roads and the conditions along the schuylkill expressway. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. jessica? >> things looking great on the schuylkill right now. looking behind me around belmont avenue. headed eastbound towards the center city area. still a 12-minute trip. these are the eastbound lanes right in here towards the vine street expressway. average speeds into the 60s. they're moving along. that's pretty much what the drive time looks like headed in this direction towards the king of prussia area. no problems east or westbound on to the schuylkill expressway. over in allentown, we are watching some construction,
south 8th street is closed between union street and lehigh street. winslow, new jersey, maybe if you're headed down south towards the ac expressway, this is route 73 near that point. no problems on either road in either direction. not a lot of cars out the door there. over in delaware, we're taking a fly through 95, north or southbound. a ten-minute trip at the most. speeds into the 60s as well from 295 to 495. i'll be back in the next ten minutes with another update on your morning traffic. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 12 minutes from 5:00. it is chilly and it is getting chillier hour by hour. the temperatures are dropping right now. clear skies and look at the wind, completely calm here at the nbc 10 studios. 43, that's at the airport. that's the warm spot. most of the area is colder than that. citizens bank park, well, the phillies have been doing great
with the weather, that is. we've seen clearing skies on opening day monday. yesterday we started with rain. it was clear for the game last night. and now it's clear sailing for the rest of the week as sunshine is going to be nice and bright and stays dry at night. but it is colder this morning and we'll have chilly nights ahead, too. pottstown is running 26 degrees colder compared to yesterday morning at this time. down by 20 in wilmington, northeast philadelphia, 22 degrees colder. which means we are largely in the 30sç right now. toms river is at 28. millville 41 but most of the area has dropped into the 30s, west chester just barely into the 30s this morning. 39 degrees there. brandywine at the airport, 37 for phoenixville and chester springs. some cold spots but completely dry. we will see plenty of sunshine today. no sign of any wet weather today. the nearest round of wet weather, that's snow and rain moving through the midwest. you can see it's moving the east. it will fizzle, running into
high pressure. watch how that happens during the day today. that rain sean snow disappears. the clouds will remain. those clouds will be staying to the north. we'll see sunshine today and it looks like a nice, sunny start to tomorrow as well. stan by. you'll need a good pair of sunglasses. bright sunshine, barely a cloud in the sky. light wind and afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. and there's a warming trend ahead with another chilly morning tomorrow morning. 38 degrees. 63 in the afternoon. sunny skies for thursday and a repeat on friday, 38 in the morning. 63 in the afternoon and then the temperatures climb this weekend. saturday, brilliant sunshine. 66, after a morning low of 40. another nice day but warmer for sunday and look at monday. looking at temperatures in the upper 70s, closer to 80 degrees and still very nice. it will be cooler on tuesday. high temperature near 70 degrees. >> long weekend for everyone. how does that sound? good? ten minutes before 5:00 right now. happening today, the army corps
of engineers will answer questions about the removal of the woodland dam on cobbs creek. the plan would allow fish to pass upstream. the public is invited to the meeting at 6:00 tonight at the cobbs creek environmental education center. it's one of the biggest donations ever made in the mission to cure cancer. $250 million and some of it will be spent here in philadelphia. next in a live report, hear who donated the money and how it will be used. and the playoff push is on. next, hear from the flyers about why this year the cup is about more than just them and the fans. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us
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an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. good morning, everyone. this is jessica boyifguon with a check on your first alert traffic. we're watching 95 right now. right around the philadelphia international airport. no problems in either direction. we just have some construction there, taking out a lane that's been cleared out of the way. you're good to go there.
no delays anyway because of that. more updates when i come back. all right, jessica, thanks, six minutes before 5:00. happening today, temple university students, faculty and staff will help clean up the grounds of the amos recreation center. the volunteers will paint the backboards of the basketball nets, hang new nets, power wash the pool and plant flowers. their efforts are part of a citywide philly spring cleanup program. nbc 10 is helping to fight the cycle of addiction. yesterday we brought awareness of the drug problem in our area with a first of its kind discussion. the town hall stemmed from our generation addicted special where a team of nbc 10 reporters spent six months investigating the heroin epidemic. they spoke to one local advocate who says the stigma needs to stop now. >> people need to know that addiction is a disease. and they have to stop shaming
the person who has it and the stigma has to stop and we can only do that by raising awareness, having events like this. >> we all have a role to play and hearing kind of that hope and that there are things we can do to help end this ep dickic. >> federal and local officials say the heroin problem is the biggest drug crisis we have in the country right now. don't miss generation addictioned, an nbc 10 digital exclusive that takes a hard look at the heroin epidemic. on the nbc 10 app and on nbc10.com. pennsylvania high schools are closer to having narcan at their disposal. the governor tom kofl says the application has begun for hundreds of schools to receive free doses of narcan. it counters the effects of a heroin overdose. the governor says it is a crucial development in fightinw the growing problem across the state. >> it's a real problem, it's an epidemic. we have to look at it as the
real health problem that it is. >> governor wolf also credited nbc 10 for helping shine the light on the problem of opioid addiction. on thursday, the flyers will play the first game in franchise history without their founder, ed snider. flyers hit the ice for the first practice after snider passed away on monday. the flyers are dedicating their playoff run to him. they say they want to end their 41-year stanley cup drought in honor of their chairman. >> it will be dedicated to him. i'm sure everybody in philly knows that. >> he's done so much for this organization. and for us to be in the position we are right now, we have a position to kind of surprise a lot of people. >> he'll be look over us from up there. and i mean -- like i said, he's a well respected man. all he ever wanted was to win another cup. >> some flyers alumni remembered
snider last night at the wells fargo center. >> i'd like to ask everybody to bow their heads for a moment of silence and remember mr. ed snider. >> the former flyers players were there for a youth hockey foundation event. the flyers are family and snider believed once a flyer, always a flyer. >> i saw him three weeks ago in california. he called me aside, he said a lot of people know people for 50 years but they don't work 50 years together. very, very, very touching to me. >> i heard bernie say he was a gift from god. some of us call him dad. he was just that figure at a young age. he was only 33, 34 years old when we got here. everybody grew together. he was just always there. >> interesting to hear from those former flyers like bobby
clark and bob kelly. he want muchç older than they were. they loved him because he loved them. >> it's very apparent. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. a philadelphia fun heads back to court today. here she ask on video after being pulled over by police and charged with drunk driver. new information about the mission to cure cancer. one of the biggest cash donations ever was just made to help researchers, including some in our area. >> school is closing. parents and students in two bucks conte towns aren't happy but the end the school year is the end of the line for elementary students in feasterville and langhorne. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. two minutes before 5:00 right now. let's check with meteorologist bill henley and the first alert weather center. it's a chilly morning compared to yesterday, bill. >> the temperatures are falling
right now and some of the fastest cooldown is happening where the winds are the lightest. lancaster, allentown, mount mollie, it's calm, just a 3 mile-an-hour breeze in pottstown. look at the temperature in pottstown. one degree above freezing in pottstown, doylestown, wrightstown is 34. it's 36 degrees. that's down 3 degrees just the last hour for northeast philadelphia. also in the 30s in south philadelphia and roxborough. you'll need a jacket this morning. we'll see bright sunshine. look at that, not a cloud to be found. 7:00, 41 degrees. up to 47 and still climbing at 1:00 this afternoon. 53 degrees. we're heading toward the 60 degree mark for parts of area. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. let's see how the roads are looking at this hour. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. >> here's route 202 around chester pike. it looks really dark right now. not a lot of cars in this area. you can see within a car is approaching the scene. we can start to see the roadways
better. there's nobody really out there. not a lot of big delays. watch for construction on betsy ross bridge eastbound, the ramp to richmond street is to close still. that will be closed until çmay. obviously something you want to plan into your morning commute. 422. most of the construction is lifted out of the way right now. watch for possible lane restrictions 202 or trooper road headed eastbound. eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, or obviously westbound, still an eight-minute trip with speeds into the 60s. the 42 freeway in deptford, northbound right in here, no problems 0 are delays towards the philadelphia area. this is around route 41. no problems headed northbound or if you're also heading to 295. we're good to go even through the work zone. more updates in the next ten. new this morning, four people are in the hospital following an accident on route 1 in philadelphia. police say three cars were involved in the crash around 11:30 near henry