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aquarium. as far as snow it's moving through central pennsylvania. it's already starting to fall apart. this is not an impressive system, but there will be some snowflakes around during the day today. not this morning. 29 right now in allentown and pottstown. trenton is 28. it's 31 in philadelphia. we will see temperatures cold to start with but they will warm up this morning. near 40 degrees at lunchtime. then north and west. at the noontime hour we could see the first snowflakes moving in. we'll go through it hour by hour. right now let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> good morning, bill. right now we are launching skyforce 10 to check out this accident that we've been reporting. route 130 shut down in both directions right at 76. we know it's a two-vehicle accident. injuries reported. we don't know the extent of any injuries in that area. the accident happened on route 130 right near market street. so as a result the ramps between route 130 and 76 are also shut down in that area. you can say 295 if you want to avoid it. we'll have more coming up throughout the show.
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and of course when we get more details, we will be sure to pass them along. headed into philadelphia a live look at the boulevard. quiet in both directions there. no problems or delays to report. and as far as the blue route goes, same situation. it's actually a really good start on the blue route. as you can see, drive times pretty average. 15 minutes both ways between 76 and 95. chris? at 5:31 we're still monitoring breaking news overseas. this news came out about 25 minutes ago. russian president vladimir putin says both sides in the ukrainian conflict have agreed to a cease-fire. the fighting will stop at midnight saturday local time. ukraine's president says heavy weaponry will be withdrawn by both sides in the next two weeks. now, this announcement comes after more than 15 hours of peace talks in belarus. france's president says the cease-fire comes as a relief to europe. we're getting continuous updates and will bring you more throughout the morning. it's 5:31. and chances are you are not a powerball winner this morning. sorry to be a debbie downer but
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you're not. three people did beat, though 1 in 175 million odds. three winning tickets were sold for the $564 million jackpot. take a look. lottery outlets in texas, north carolina and puerto rico each sold a winning jackpot ticket. other prizes are in place. so check your tickets. don't throw them out right away. take a look at the numbers. here are the numbers from last night's drawing. 11, 13, 25, 39, 54, and the powerball, 19. one more time, 11, 13, 25, 39, 54, powerball 19. listen to this. again, don't throw them out. check your tickets. now, a ticket worth $2 million was sold somewhere in the state of pennsylvania. and a $1 million ticket was bought in pennsylvania and nj emergency. as soon as we find out where those were sold, we will certainly let you know. happening today, philadelphia lawmakers are expected to approve mandatory paid sick days. this isn't just for city employees. this is for almost everyone who works in the city.
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our jesse gary is live in front of city hall this morning. so jesse, today's expected passage by city council will be followed by something else, right? >> reporter: that's right. expected passage, that's all but a done deal because the mayor has scheduled a signing ceremony for inside city hall later this afternoon. the tenacity of bill greenlee has finally paid off. his bill that makes mandatory sick time for an estimated 180,000 people working in the city of philadelphia. workers would earn one hour of paid sick time off for every 40 hours on the job. the chamber of commerce has expressed concerns the bill creates another business tax and a competitive disadvantage. >> we're seen as one of the highest locally taxed cities in the country. we think we can be better. >> i just don't think that the fears are a reality. i think it's the fear of change. i understand that. >> reporter: greenlee says the
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smoking ban did not chase substantial business out of the city. once the mayor signs the new ordinance, it will go into effect in 60 days. the chamber is hopeful reductions in other taxes will help kind of ease this difficult pill for some of its members to swallow. i'll explain more about that in 30 minutes. live outside city hall in center city jesse gary, nbc 10 news. happening today in bucks county, hope that a public transportation campaign can help prevent suicide. septa and county leaders will unveil suicide prevention hotline signs at the langhorne regional rail station this morning. 50% of deaths on septa's rail system every year are suicides. septa began posting those signs at stations in september. also today, patco will change its train schedules because of the latest round of track work. happening today, patco is changing its train schedules because of the latest round of track work over the ben franklin bridge. after today's morning commute, they'll be working to update signals and communications on the south side of the bridge so
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riders will see service gaps of up to 26 minutes this afternoon and all day tomorrow. again, service gaps of 26 minutes. for a link to the revised train schedules, use the nbc 10 app or go to nbc10.com. it is 5:35. a philadelphia community came together to voice its frustrations with police. >> we know where you live so it's on. >> the goal of this town hall meeting in philadelphia last night was to improve relations between police and the community. and there were several heated exchanges, one was generated by the mother of brandon tate-brown. >> we've been trying hard to show a different side. >> i believe we're in a good place now. i believe we've done a lot of positive things and we're doing a lot of positive things in the community. >> police shot and killed brandon tate-brown last december after police say he reached for his gun. the officers involved are on administrative leave pending an outcome of the investigation. look at this. a west philadelphia family is
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expected to be allowed back inside their home tonight. after being forced out by a demolition accident. yesterday firefighters had to rescue the family afteren excavator hit their house, trapping them inside. the city tells us a company was demolishing the home next door when the heavy machinery accidentally hit the family's wall. >> and he hit the side of the home. the front of the home started to buckle out, the roof started to fall. he then put the bulldozer to the front of the home to try to push it back. >> the city tells us all repairs to that damaged home will be completed by tonight, and then the family can return. implgts well a south jersey community is fighting to keep new neighbors from moving in. they're concerned about having mental health patients on their children's path to school. plus, the lie they say they were told about who would be living here. and this isn't your everyday traffic jam here. a ship stuck in the snow as part of new england continues to dig out of several feet of winter weather. bill? we've got snow on the way for our area.
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right now it's just cloudy and dry. 29 degrees at 5:36.
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5:39. clouds are overhead and we're waiting for snow showers. we'll have to wait most of the morning to see a light snow shower develop this afternoon. 31 degrees right now in philadelphia. southwesterly winds are at six, so the windchill is 25. we've seen colder and we will get colder after the snow moves through later today. right now just some light scattered snow showers north and west. much of this is going to fall apart before it moves into the area. so not everybody is going to see the snow today. but we'll all experience the cold that follows. before the chance of snow moves in this afternoon, the temperatures will be climbing from where they are right now to 40 degrees. that's at 11:00 this morning in philadelphia. then we'll be watching north and west for the scattered light snow showers. they'll move through mainly with temperatures above freezing.
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so the ground will be warm. so accumulation is not likely to happen with these snow showers. they move through. they blow through the area. and riding in on the winds, much colder air. by 6:00 in the 20s north and west. and watch the temperatures plummet as we go through the evening hours. by 11:00, 18 degrees in trenton and northeast philly and wilmington and temperatures go even lower overnight tonight. stand by for a blast of cold. during the day today, some scattered snow showers this afternoon. light mostly cloudy with afternoon temperatures peaking early in the afternoon at 40 degrees. this weekend, light snow is possible on valentine's day. then brutally cold weather ahead for sunday and into monday. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. >> all right, bill. 20 minutes before 6:00 right now. let's get you updated on the accident jillian mele has been watching in glausoucester. >> all because of an accident on route 130 at market street.
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skyforce 10 is headed to the scene. you can take 295 as an alternate. leave yourself extra time. also just got word of an accident on the pennsylvania turnpike. the left lane is blocked in that area. you do have other lanes getting by but you can expect to see a tap of the brakes in that area. lehigh valley this is 22 at airport road. 8 is clear and so is the north. officials in chester county will hold a grand opening for a pet food pantry. it's called henry's cupboard. a state senator is behind the campaign which is named after his poodle that you see there. that poodle died in december. the pantry is aimed at helping low-income pet owners who might have a hard time coming up with money to care for their animals. today's grand opening will be held at the chester county aspca in westchester. making over miles of a busy atlantic city street the plans to revamp atlantic city that developers say is vital to your safety. and president obama announces plans to take military
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action against isis. what has to happen before our troops are deployed.
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5:44 on your thursday morning. a quiet look here at cape may, beach avenue. 29 degrees in philadelphia right now. big changes on the way for the
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weekend. the coldest air -- some of the coldest air we've seen all season is headed this way. meteorologist bill henley is also back in a moment to tell us about a chance of snow this afternoon for some of you. well dozens of people came out to a neighborhood meeting in camden county last night to protest plans for a group home. up to eight people who have had mental health issues could be living in this proposed group home in berlin at any given time. rutgers university's behavioral health care will run this home. and officials say the residents there need a place to live just as much as anyone does. but a lot of neighbors are worried about their safety. >> we don't know what we're dealing with. we're not privy to that information, so we have to assume the worst. >> these are our children. i mean, they are our children. they could be your child, my child, anyone's child. >> but neighborhood leaders say rutgers originally told them the new neighbors would be visiting professors who were working at rutgers university. rutgers health says the state has deemed all of the tenants quote, fully appropriate to live in the community. and they will be supervised
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24/7. president obama has asked congress to formally authorize the use of military force against isis. the proposed authorization would be limited to three years and would allow the u.s. to take the fight to wherever isis goes. but it does not call for ground combat. a senate panel will hold hearings at the end of this month, and a vote could come in march. happening today, we'll find out if the senate confirms the president's nominee for secretary of defense. earlier this week the senate armed services committee voted unanimously to advance ashton carter's nomination. the full senate is scheduled to vote this afternoon. carter would replace outgoing defense secretary chuck hagel. and the trial of the former marine accused of killing american sniper chris kyle is under way in texas. kyle's widow fought back tears as she took the stand on opening day of testimony. prosecutors say edward ray routh killed kyle and his friend chad littlefield, at a gun range two years ago. yesterday defense attorneys showed a text that kyle sent to littlefield shortly before they died talking about routh.
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kyle texted "this dude is straight-up nuts." defense lawyers are trying to show routh is not guilty by reason of insanity. on his birthday today, a new town hall program honoring abe lincoln will debut at the national constitution center. the event is called lincoln's legacy, the 13th amendment 150 years later. it marks lincoln's constitutional push to end slavery in america. the event will feature a panel discussion by scholars humanitarians and philanthropists. you can also get a rare viewing of the 13th amendment. philadelphia will hold its annual lincoln day parade this afternoon. it starts at 1:55 at union league. it will wind up at independence hall for a ceremony there. today marks lincoln's 206th birthday. students in the east falls neighborhood got a visit from a living legend. one of the tuskegee airmen spoke yesterday. dr. eugene richardson gave a lecture about desegregation in the military. he was there when truman ended racial segregation, opening up a
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world of opportunity for african-american men. in boston look at this. street crews dealing with tons of snow are trying to get the city back in ship shape, but that's tough to do when a ship is blocking the way. look at this. a truck carrying a 43-foot yacht got stuck in a snow pile yesterday. it snarled traffic in boston's downtown financial district. workers had to dig the truck out to get the yacht on its way. the ship finally made it to the site of the new england boat show that starts saturday. one if by land two if by sea. penndot will be sending snow removal help to massachusetts. emergency crews and equipment will leave later this morning from penndot facilities across the street including the penndot stockyard in bucks county. crews will send everything they can to help remove all of that snow. >> i totally get that ship story because they have nowhere to put it. so the corners of the roads come out even more. it's hard to make a corner. and then you have the wide load anyway.
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>> it sounds like you've tried to drive a truck through boston before. >> that's the last thing you expect to see on the road after the winter they've had and they're still having. >> right. >> makes you dream of boating weather, though, right? >> i suppose that's that's what they're counting on. they can count on more snow on sunday. they could see a foot. what would you rather have a foot of snow or brutal cold? >> i guess we'll have to take the brutal cold because it's coming anyway. >> we don't really have a choice. >> right. >> we will get the brutal cold. they'll get the snow and the brutal cold. better to be here. where we're looking at cloudy skies right now, those clouds will likely produce a few snowflakes this afternoon. we'll be watching for scattered snow showers blowing into the area. but i'm not expecting accumulation for our area before any snow moves in. the temperatures will be moving up. 31 degrees right now in philadelphia. in the pocono mountains, it's in the 20s. some light snow there. a dusting is possible from the light snow showers that will be moving in during the morning in the poconos. temperatures right now, it's a mix of 20s and low 30s.
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northeast philadelphia wilmington at 31. 31 at philadelphia international. but it's just a bit colder. and farther to the north, st. david's, newtown square both in the upper 20s now. so it's cold. certainly cold enough for snow. but it's just nothing falling from the clouds that are already overhead. the satellite is going to look cloudy through the day. and the showers, they're north and west. very light snowfall still moving through central pennsylvania. a few flurries to the north of allentown, but that's about it. no big snow from this but a big blast of wind. you'll sealfeel it. at 11:00, a wind out of the west-southwest at nine miles an hour. that's going to help warm temperatures up. but during the afternoon, the winds shift. and look at the increase in the wind speed as we head into the evening hours. this is a blast of cold air that's going to be dumping into the area. we'll be in the teens in some spots by 10:00 tonight. so some scattered light snow showers this afternoon. not expecting to see
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accumulation as the temperatures will be above freezing. but that changes tonight in a big way. by tomorrow morning, 12 degrees in the city. so suburbs will be in the single digits. 22, the high temperature. a bitter cold friday. by saturday the temperatures come up a bit. but we'll see light snow saturday for valentine's day followed by frigid winds sunday. the coldest air of the season on tap for sunday and even colder monday. in fact, monday morning, we could see record cold temperatures. the record set in 1888 is two degrees. we'll be at three monday morning. >> super. >> sunshine and 23 in the afternoon. then we'll have a chance of some rain and snow starting tuesday. >> let's hope your valentine's date is a hot one because you will need the warmth right, bill? nine minutes till 6:00. we are following an issue in gloucester city we need to keep an eye on. >> jillian mele. >> route 130 still shut down right at 76 because of an
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accident on 130 right at market street. you could take 295 as your alternate. headed to the turnpike still dealing with an accident westbound just past norristown. the left lane is blocked in that area. and for drivers in chester county, this is what it's looking like along the route 30 bypass. nothing really to deal with. that's eastbound at route 340. that's where we could see volume later in the morning. as you can see right now it's still pretty quiet. chris? new this morning, plans are on the board for new bike lanes and other improvements on atlantic avenue in atlantic city. last night city officials looked at the plans for the makeover of atlantic avenue. the plan calls for new sidewalks, l.e.d. streetlights and more visible crosswalks. state transportation money would pay for this project. if approved it could be completed by the end of this year. and plans are in the works for philadelphia's bike share program. we told you about this yesterday morning. >> independence blue cross has signed on to be a sponsor. mayor nutter announced they'll contribute $1.7 million. the bike share system is
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scheduled to open later this year. happening in wilmington a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the new market street village apartments. dozens of new units will be housed at market and east third. the local developer in charge of the project says the time is right to introduce these homes to the booming market street corridor. controversy at 5:53 this is a new little league series u.s. team. the local competitors, the taney dragons of philadelphia are weighing in on stripping the title from chicago after evidence of cheating surfaced. and remember these signs? they caused a bit of a controversy in one pennsylvania township. well now someone is fighting back with a message of their own. we'll have that for you.
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back at 5:56 a life look from our camera looking at the ben franklin bridge. by the way that patco work begins after the morning commute. it will affect your schedules if you're riding patco. so be aware of that going across the bridge. we are 29 degrees in philadelphia. meteorologist bill henley is back in a moment with a look at some of the coldest air of the
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season. a pennsylvania lawmaker is calling for the president of the ncaa to be fired. this stems from the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal at penn state back in 2012. state senator jake corman said the ncaa mislead school officials to agree to the sacks. the ncaa fired back saying corman is looking to score political points. one fallout from the scandal involved the removal of the joe paterno statue. this morning a new poll shows the majority of people want it back. a quinnipiac university poll found 59% support reinstalling the statue of the late former coach. the poll also shows pennsylvanians strongly support a recent deal between the university and the ncaa that restores paterno's 112 wins. two lancaster county now, you'll remember this story. vandals have hit those signs we were telling you about about gun ownership. the signs recently went up in lancaster county just outside harrisburg. the message reads welcome to
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conoy township. someone spray-painted over 4 of the 12 signs. they changed one of them to say it is a gun-free zone. one resident who supports the signs decided to clean them up. >> just so many other ways to get your opinion out there. and that's just not one of them. it lets the public know that we're not going to tolerate any kind of violence or anything like that here. >> police say they have some surveillance video. they're hoping it will lead them to the man or woman behind that vandalism there. all right. on to the little league controversy now. philadelphia's taney dragons are weighing in on the scandal that stripped the little league world series u.s. championship away from a team from chicago. the team that beat taney, the jackie robinson west team. they're no longer the champs. that's because officials say the team used players who live outside its geographic boundaries. the taney dragons released a statement saying the chicago players were great competitors on the field and gentlemen off the field. a lot of people are talking
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about this. some saying it's not fair to take the title away from the players on the team that were playing in the district they're supposed to play in. >> whenever adults get involved with kids' games -- >> see, that's the thing. >> -- it's a problem. >> there's so many good lessons kids learn from sports. in this case -- >> conflict resolution is one of them. you're short a man it's an automatic out. kids figure that out on their own without adults. thank you very much, chris. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> someone is waking up a winner this morning. just no one here in the studio. and there's not just one winning powerball ticket but three. >> which is why we're all here. and it's clear outside. a live look but we are tracking snow. we'll get your first alert forecast to find out when snow could hit your neighborhood. also bitter cold temperatures coming our way. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema.
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let's get right to our meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> this afternoon, that's when the winds will shift and the colder air starts moving in. but this morning we'll actually be in for a warm-up. that's in spite of cloudy skies. look at the clouds in this view from the comcast center in center city. the radar view shows that there is some snow moving in central pennsylvania. just some scattered light snow showers. and some of that's falling apart right now. so it's not going to be impressive snowfall. but the temperature plunge later on, that will be impressive. 31 right now ifn philadelphia. northeast philly 32. still 20s around but nobody's terribly cold just yet. by 9:00 33 degrees at lunchtime. 40 degrees. and we'll be watching areas north and west for the first snowflakes that will be riding through during those afternoon wind gusts that will be stronger as the day goes on. we'll go through it hour by hour with future weather when i'm back in ten. right now let's check in with jillian mele. good morning, jillian. >> good morning. i have two good-n

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