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student impostor. this 23-year-old man was arrested in harrisburg for attending public school and now some of the charges against him are being dropped. we're off to a chilly start this wednesday morning. in the 30s and 40s right now. 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in meteorologist bill henley. math wasn't my strong suit but i believe we're 18 degrees cooler today than we were yesterday. >> some spots even colder than that. the big variation comes with clear skies and very little wind. the wind has died down this morning. this is a live view from the nbc 10 studios. we're still about an hour away from sunrise this morning. 36 in northeast philadelphia. low 40s at the airport. but most of the area is colder than that. pottstown is down to 33 degrees right now. a colder start but sunshine on tap for the entire day today. sunny skies, 7:00, 41 degrees. up to 47 at 10:00 and into the
low 50s at 1:00 and the warming trend continues this afternoon. we'll be near 60 degrees later today. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're watching 295 right now. this is over near bellmawr, new jersey right around the black horse pike. a 13-minute drive time still, headed southbound. southbound lanes right in here from 38 towards this point of the black horse pike. no problems or delays even through the work zone here with some of the lane restrictions. we're still for the most part doing okay. there's new construction layout over in new jersey, further south, though. route 50 northbound around route 49. that's scheduled until about july. watch for different traffic patterns in the area. lehigh valley looks great. 78 around lehigh street. roads are dry as well and the blue route is doing great as well. we are in the green, 15 minutes southbound from the schuylkill to 95. we'll come back in the next ten minutes and check in with the garden state parkway.
5:31. we're following a developing story. >> about a half hour from now, verizon employees plan to walk off the job and on to the picket line. matt delucia is live in center city with more on their promise to strike. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, vai and tracy. reps from the communicationsç workers of america and ibew, the unions representing these verizon workers say negotiations right now are at a standstill. coming up in the next half hour, we're expecting some of the workers to show up here and begin forming a picket line on 9th and race. we're talking nearly 40,000 verizon workers from massachusetts to virginia who say they are fighting for job security, fair wages and to keep jobs from going overseas. negotiations began almost a year ago, last june. an a contract expired in august. for its part, verizon says it wants to manage its work force in a way that is more efficient
and better serves the customers. in any event, the company claims it is ready to continue is ofs, thousands of nonunion workers have been train on everything from repairs on utility poles to working at call centers. a rep from verizon says this, we know the union strike order will be a hardship imposed challenges for employees but as a 24/7 customer service company, our contingency plans are in place and our company will continue to serve those who rely on us, end quote. the cwa believes that verizon is not taking them seriously and at 6:00, they plan to show the company, quote, just how serious we really are. we'll be here and let you no he what happens. this is talking about the land line and cable service, not verizon wireless. i see out in the distance at the corner here, some of these workers showing up. we do expect the pick tote begin very shortly. live in center city, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. meanwhile, in delaware county, three former members of
the colwyn bureau fire company will be in court after being charged with stealing from their own department. gary bryce, elizabeth celini and her daughter lauren. investigators say the three of them would write checks to each other and cash them. that taxpayer money was supposed to go towards the volunteer service and police say more thaç $52,000 went unaccounted for over a three-year period. and a philadelphia mother receives a letter about her son that i befores her to tears. >> i don't care if it's the way you raise him or if he is retarded, no one wants to hear him acting like a wild animal. >> the anonymous handwritten letter bonnie mor a. n found last week in her mailbox was about her 3-year-old son who has autism. two of her three boys live with the disorder. the stay at home mom says she's read the hateful words over and
over again and still doesn't understand why someone would be so mean. since posting the letter on facebook, she says she discovered a silver lining. >> the outpour of people loving my son and showing how much -- what a community is about, what neighborly is about. >> moran still doesn't know which neighbor wrote the letter but the widespread support her family has gotten helps keep her strong. the pennsylvania house could vote as early as today on a bill to legalize medical marijuana. the bill would make the drug available to patients who suffer from illnesses like cancer and chronic pain. supporters hope the bill will be on governor tom wolf's desk by the end of the week. medical marijuana is already legal in delaware and the state of new jersey. operation slowdown to save lives is in effect in north jersey. police in five towns are cracking down on speeders and ticketing drivers. 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. the speed limit was 25. >> when you are able to pick up some speed, people are doing exactly that. they're sort of making up for lost time but it can't be tolerated. it won't be tolerated. >> on the first day, police officers issued 137 tickets in one town. 22 of them for speeding. 5:36. remembering a local legend. there will a publicç mel moriar flyers founder ed snider. the details have not yet been finalized. neighbors remember snider for his impant on them. lisa walsh called a local radio station to say snider didn't know her but he touched her family nonetheless. her son was 6 years old when he 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, gotten into the wrong crowd. >> lisa's son is now 11 and she says she's happy her son could be a part of snider's legacy. the army corps of engineers will answer questions about a plan to remove the woodland dam on cobbs creek. experts say it's the best way to protect several native fish species. learn more about the plan and the impact on traffic and the cost at a meeting tonight at 6:00 at the cobbs creek environmental communications center. temple university students and faculty will help clean up the amos 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. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a live view of center city from the adventure aquarium with clear skies. temperatures are still falling. northeast philadelphia, feel the chill at 36 degrees. look at the difference. that's 25 degrees colder than yesterday. a little bit of wind out of the north is actually mixing the atmosphere a bit. it would be colder without that light breeze as it is in doylestown and pottstown. right now in montgomery county, lafayette hill is one degree above freezing. look at the difference a little bit of a breeze makes, glenside, 39 degrees, 32 in blue bell and just below freezing in collegeville this morning. upper providence is 31. gilbe gilbertsville at 32 degrees.ç you'll have to bundle up to start with. we will not see clouds today. high clouds are to the north and they've been thinning out over the last few hours. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling for a nice sunny spring day. beautiful weather ahead for the next few days.
you'll feel the warmup for bethlehem, pennsburg and morgantown. sunshine and that light wind for bordentown, abington, upper 50s, 57 in souderton today. at the shore, a little bit cooler for avalon and ventnor city. look at millville and smyrna. 58 degrees for both locations, up to 06 degrees for philadelphia and close to the 60 degree mark in wilmington and woodstown. sunshine will continue for the week and wait until you see the weekend forecast. the seven day when i'm back in ten minutes. 20 minutes before 6:00. talk about a problem on the garden state parkway you should know about. >> let's find out the details. jessica boyington has them for you. >> that's over in brick township, where we have an overturned vehicle on the parkway, actually headed southbound. so now a little bit earlier, all lanes were blocked in this situation. the right lane is now being blocked around exit 90 at chambers bridge road. no big delays right there at this point with the right lane being blocked. traffic still moving through the
area. you don't need alternates but something still to pay attention to. we'll keep you updated. this is right around trooper road, no problems, construction clear, eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. these are the eastbound lanes. headed towards the schuylkill, no problems. trooper road, not rally backed up yesterday. speeds into the 60s. over in tredyffrin township, there is some construction, route 252 is closed between valley spring road. you'll be detoured around that construction there. 43 degrees in philadelphia at 5:40 this wednesday morning. charges dropped, next we hear new information about the 23-year-old man who pretended to be a pennsylvania high school student. and a win for republican presidential candidate ted cruz and his push to appear on new jersey's primary ballot. but ahead, hear which prominent republican leaderç wants no pa of decision 2016.
authorities say he had sex with a 15-year-old girl while pretending to be a harrisburg high school student. prosecutors also dropped more serious charges in exchange for samarin waiving his preliminary hearing. paul ryan is putting speculation to rest. >> some wondered if he could end up with his party's nomination. ryan told a 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 you should only choose from a person who is actually participated in the primary. count me out. >> ryan's statement comes as a 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 for us in the 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. good morning, pamela. >> reporter: good morning, vai. the question some people were asking isç trudz wed cruz who born in the united states, a naturalized citizen? here's the answer. a new jersey judge ruled that ted cruz does meet the constitutional requirements to be president. he was born in canada to a cuban father and american mother. 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 new nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll has clinton ahead of bernie sanders among likely democratic voters.
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 7th. live in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. 5:46. happening today, the drinking water in flynn the, michigan is the focus of the house committee on capitol hill. two top aides to michigan governor rick snider is among those scheduled to testify before the house energy and kmer committee. they're looking at the current impact and what they learned from the water crisis. water in flint became tainted with lead after the city's water supply was changed from detroit to the flint river. emergency crews in south jersey sprang into action after a group of ducklings out for a walk fell into a storm drain. >> i think this is happy ending. >> a driver in mt. laurel, burlington county called for help after he saw the baby ducks
take a tumble. the ducklings are being taken care of at a wildlife refuge. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> bundle up if you're heading out. there's aç live view looking across the delaware from the adventure aquarium. very light wind. we'll see sunshine, bright sunshine this morning. will warm temperatures from the 30s to 40s into the low 60s this afternoon. there you can see the sky. nice and clear this morning. and the flag is taking a break. no gusty winds today. not expected today. we will see the temperatures fall a bit more this morning. but then a quick warmup, 33 in pottstown, trenton 37 degrees right now. penndel is down to 35. right along the delaware river it's warmer as the water is keeping temperatures up there. chalfont is 31. you won't need your rain gear
for the first day this workweek. it is completely dry. we are in the clear and the wet weather, this north and west moving through the midwest, that is snow falling in wisconsin and now michigan is starting to fall apart. we'll see this, provide a few clouds to the north for us it will just be sunshine today. a pretty nice warmup. upper 50s and low 60s this afternoon. the winds stay light today. tomorrow, another cooldown, 38 in the morning. 63 degrees in the afternoon. an a repeat for friday. but look at saturday. warmer, 65. the high temperature and then it's into the 70s sunday. up to 77 monday afternoon. near 70 with sunshine tuesday. >> all right, bill, thanks for that. 5:48. let's check route 38. >> yes, let's check in with jessica boyington who's actually the one looking at it. >> that's true. >> what are you seeing? >> camden right now on route 38 around airport circle a lot of people take this direction, maybe if you're heading through
here towards the philadelphia area. everything is okay so far. we're not seeing a lot of big backups or volume pretty much anywhere yet. we are starting to see more people head out the door. over in brick township, you're heading out the door there. you might pass this scene, an overturned vehicle on the parkway, headed southbound. that's right around exit 90 at chambers bridge road. the right lane is blocked right now. here's 95 around route ç322. headed towards the commodore barry bridge you might see. no problems here or backups yet, headed eastbound towards the eastbound 322 ramp. also watching on your commute this morning, a disabled vehicle out in norristown on markley streets and coolidge boulevard. no problems or big delay for mass transit. vai? new jersey transit says it's not breaking laws s by recordi passengers' conversations.
it is recording some conversations on the river line. new jersey transit's executive director says it's protecting passengers from terrorists who target public transportation systems. it's possibly deadly but plenty of people still do it behind the wheel. next, hear how much a ticket could cost you in delaware if lawmakers adopt a new texting and driving fine. and re-creating that magic moment. next, villanova players go
back to the court and see if they can land the shot that won it all. ♪
it was a construction accident, with a piece of heavy equipment ♪ and it shot me up into the roof, and it just kept breaking me in half. broke my back, severed my spinal column oh and five ribs broken, so... ♪ my dining room was changed into a bedroom ♪ and the insurance company was giving me a hard time. ♪ pond lehocky helped put my life back together. ♪
good morning, everyone. it's jessica boyington watching your first alert traffic right now. we're saying good morning out in exton and we're seeing traffic moving along nicely. this is route 30 around route 100. we have aç disabled truck overn the off ramp. no big delays because of that but something to look out for. more updates when i come back at 6:00. seven minutes before 6:00. texting and driving in delaware could soon cost you serious cash. a bipartisan bill would double
the cost of your first texting while driving say tigs fr-- cit from 50 to 100 bucks and the second offense would go from 200 to $300. >> your eyes are down for long enough, even if you're sending a quick text. >> lawmakers tell us they hope the steeper fines will encourage parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of texting and driving. the $100 fine proposed in this bill would give delaware the second highest penalty for texting while driving in our area. in pennsylvania, the fine is $50 for the first offense. new jersey has the toughest rules. drivers caught texting the first time can be fined anywhere from $200 to $400. aids an nbc 10 exclusive that takes you deep gnat world of heroin addiction. we've been working on this for months. and yesterday, we took our investigation to a whole new level. >> nbc 10 hosted a first of its
kind town hall discussion, all in our continued effort to shine a light on the drug problem right here in our area. the town hall stemmed from our generation addicted special where a team of nbc 10 reporters spent six months investigating the heroin epidemic. we spoke to one local advocate who said 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 by having event like this. >> we all have a role to play. hearing that hope and that there are things we can do to help end this ep dem zblik federal and local officials say theç heroi problem is the biggest crisis we have the in country right now.
generation addicted is available on the nbc 10 app and nbc10.com right now. critics of the lgbt law says it isn't good enough. yesterday, the governor made a partial change to the law after national backlash. the changes include allowing local governments the right to establish nondiscrimination employment policies and restoring employees' rights to sue for wrongful termination. the governor made the announcement by posting a video on youtube. >> i know these actions will not totally satisfy everyone. but the vast majority of our citizens want common sense solutions to complex issues. >> the human rights campaign said the governor's order still does not allow transgender persons to use the rest rooms they are most comfortable with. we all know villanova won its national championship in the
most exciting way possible. >> three-point buzzer beater. could they pull the same play off again for a second time? >> oh! >> glad that didn't happen. the wildcats re-created their game-winning basket on their home court, running the play over and over to see how much times they could pull it off. after 11 tries, kris jenkins hit seven threes to show, hey, the play was not such a fluke. i'm glad he didn't miss when he had to. >> he got it in basket when he had to. >> quit messing with it. just let it lie. right now, verizon workers are lining up and getting ready to go on strike. a live look at center city where workers are gathering at this moment. coming up at 6:00, we'll explain why workers are striking and if it could impact you.
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today," on strike. nearly 40,000 verizon workers are walking off their jobs. will this impact you? warhols wanted. someone swiped the famous prints from a museum and now the fbi is offering a reward. 6:00 a.m., this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. phillies won last night by the way, 3-0. let's bring in meteorologist bill henley. baseball season now and one thing i know about baseball, they like trends and i like the trend of the weather and so will the phillies. >> weatherwise,