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is as he fought to stop a robbery and protect shoppers. >> the officer was an out and out hero and a warrior. we fought to the very, very end, firing at both of them. >> reporter: ramone williams and his brother carlton hipps are suspected of gunning down officer wilson just before 5:00 last night at this gamestop store in north philadelphia. police say the suspects saw the store as an easy target and went in to rob it. the officer was there to purchase a gift for his 8-year-old son. >> officer wilson drew his service weapon and became engaged in a fierce and violent gun battle. both firing at him. he was taking rounds. he was actually being hit during the exchange of gunfire. but he continued to fight, continued to shoot until the fatal wound was fired. and it brought him down. >> reporter: wilson's partner who was outside responded and confronted the suspects as they try to leave the store. this time, wilson's partner wounded one of the suspect, and both men were arrested. >> the second suspect gave us a
statement, a full confession upstairs. they never saw the police car. and when they entered the store, they did not see the officer. >> reporter: officer wilson worked at the 22nd district. he was an eight-year veteran. officers at the 22nd district today have the day off. other officers are covering their shifts. reporting live in center city harry hairston nbc 10 news. >> all right harry. and investigators spent much of this day at the scene of the shooting. they walked outside the gamestop store, melting the snow trying to find some of the 50 plus shell casing from yesterday's shoot-out. a small memorial has gone up for officer wilson nearby. nbc 10's spoke with a neighbor who brought his niece and nephew to light a candle for the officer. >> a they're out here every day to protect us and to make sure that we're safe in the neighborhood. and it's such a tragedy. >> nbc 10 also spoke today with the gamestop manager's girlfriend. she says he is very shaken up
right now. but very appreciative of officer wilson's actions inside that store. >> when you look at the actions of the officer, i think he redefined what a hero is all about. >> police commissioner ramsey said officer wilson was one of philadelphia's very best. in about ten minutes, we'll check in with nbc 10's jesse gary. he is in the community where the officer was killed and has more on how they're honoring him. we're following breaking news right now concerning new jersey senator robert menendez. according to multiple report federal prosecutors are expected to file criminal charges against the senator in the coming weeks. the controversy concerns the senator's ties to a wealthy friend and political donor. now the senator's office released this statement today, and it says quote, we believe all of the senator's actions have been appropriate and lawful and the facts will ultimately confirm that. menendez is expected to speak in the next half hour. we'll have that for you coming up tonight at 11:00.
to the weather now. it's kind of tough to see any signs of spring when citizen's bank park is covered in snow. sky force 10 over the baseball diamond today. we are one month away from the phillies home opener. that's good news there. bundle up if you're heading out tonight. a live look from eighth and market in center city. got to get through a frigid friday night before we're going see any warm-up. let's go to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen who is tracking tonight's bitter cold. sheena? >> that's right. if you're heading out tonight, take the heavy coat again. but the good news is we will be dry. the radar is nice and clear right now. and so are the skies. we're seeing really nice conditions. center city from the adventure aquarium. still quite a bit of ice on the delaware river, but a lot of that will be melting as we go into next week. nice sunset. 24 degrees. we've dropped two degrees in the past hour. so we will be getting a lot colder as we go through tonight. we're already in the teens for pottstown. 19 degrees. 20 for allentown.
21 redding. 19 already and wilmington. so because of the clear skies and the lighter wins and that fresh snow cover, temperatures are able to get cold fairly quickly tonight. and that will be the case as we go overnight tonight. mid-20s. by 10:00 tonight, in the philadelphia area at least we'll start to be in the teens. but many other areas north and west already in the teens by 8:00 tonight. coming up we'll talk more about the cold start to your weekend. but also a nice warm-up through the weekend and into next week. i'll show you how warm it will get. that's straight ahead. >> all right. penndot saying it's in good shape as far as salt is concerned. it's used over 150,000 tons of it this year. that's compared to 172,000 tons at this time last year. but several montgomery county towns say their salt supplies are dwindling. west pottsgrove has 40 tons in storage. pottstown has 50. and lower pottsgrove is working with 30 tons. part of the problem is the
smaller municipalities don't have enough storage space. new jersey governor chris christie meanwhile, his new budget plan slashes snow removal spending. this news comes while many people in south jersey are still digging out from yesterday's winter storm. nbc 10's south jersey bureau reporter cyndey long is live in deptford. this is not the news drivers want to hear. >> reporter: jim, not at all. we took a look at governor christie's proposed fiscal 2016 budget and found he wants to slash this snow removal nearly in half by $44 million. but to achieve what we're seeing right out here safe, clean and clear highways, we started asking questions. the sights and sounds of keeping new jersey's major state highways safe and sound all winter long. it is a monumental and multimillion-dollar task. >> kudos to the crews. and they've really done a much better job this year.
>> reporter: and $91.6 million to clean up this winter's mess one we hope is in the rear view mirror. but it comes as will is criticism for governor christie who is proposing new jersey spend $44 million less next winter. >> it's terrible. but typical, it's christie. >> it depends on the winter we have, i guess. it's probably not the best idea. >> reporter: today new jersey's d.o.t. shared with us figures that show the last five winters have varied from as few as 13 storms to last year's 50 snow events and 129 million. d.o.t. officials say the commissionler have the final word. and with public safety top priority roads will always be cleared of dangerous snow slush and ice. >> the roads here in new jersey? >> yes. so cutting the budget would be a bad thing, wouldn't it? >> reporter: the governor's office also tells me government will quote, always spend what is necessary to meet the need especially in an emergency. and what this budget figure means is we're crossing our fingers that next year isn't as treacherous as last year's
winter. and just today, the turnpike authority admitted they have been having trouble clearing some of the ice and snow off some of their roadways in north jersey. but of course their revenue comes from a different source toll revenue. the legislature will have until july to adopt this budget. live in deptford tonight, i'm cyndey long, nbc 10 news. >> breaking down more details of governor christie's budget plan it calls for $118 million in transportation funding cuts. christie plans to pay $1.3 billion into the state's pension fund next year but that's far less than the $3 billion he agreed to in his first term. the lower contribution prompted 14 unions to announce their plans to sue the governor. new at 6:00 atlantic city's firefighters will not apply for a federal grant that could save jobs. according to the press of atlantic city mayor don guardian would not sign off on the application yesterday. city council voted to back applying for the grant that currently pays the salary and
wages for 50 firefighters. but the mayor's chief of staff says city can't afford it. in ewing township, mercer county a woman is facing sex assault charges, this after authorities say a video surfaced online showing her performing a sex act on a 4-year-old boy. police arrested pamela zaminski this week. prosecutors say she confessed to the crime as well as taking inappropriate pictures of the boy. she will stay behind bars now unless she can come up with $300,000 bail. the jury adjourned until monday in the case against the so-called black madam. she is the woman accused of giving illegal silicone injections. paj winslow is accused of causing a woman's death after giving injections. the charges include third-degree murder, manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license. her lawyers say winslowe is not a murderer.
state employee unions voicing their frustration over governor jack markell's new budget. it includes no general pay increase for state workers. that means they could face hikes in their deductibles of a thousand dollars. and also higher copays. it's all designed to help close a $60 million health plan deficit. delaware's benefits committee is scheduled to vote by march 20th on the proposed changes. pennsylvania governor tom wolf came to town today to out the his budget's attention to the state's ail aing school visiting mulenberg school in allentown. he said a big chunk is earmarked for education, saying his budget also slashes property taxes by almost half for some homeowners. but there are tax increases in the budget as well including a boost to the state sales tax. you'll soon have a chance to buy beer by the dozen at distributors throughout pennsylvania. the state's liquor control board gave distributors the green light to selve 12-packs of beer.
until now distributors have only sold beers by the case or keg. next on "nbc 10 news at 6:00," more than a dozen reports of attempted abductions have put a local town on edge. what police in the lehigh valley now are saying about some of the children's stories. a community where philadelphia police officer was killed coming together to pay tribute. coming up this weekend, how they plan to honor them, next at 6:00. and i'm tracking a cold start to your weekend, then a nice warm-up in the forecast. i'll show you how warm it will get and how long it will last. that's straight ahead. when dangerous winter weather hits. >> there it is right over philadelphia. >> delaware is getting hit pretty good with this one. >> count on the nbc 10 first alert weather team to keep you informed. >> so we do expect more accumulations. >> with crews across pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware to keep you prepared. >> really coming down heavily. >> the roads could be certainly dangerous. >> we were telling you that the
tonight, nbc 10 is remembering the philadelphia police officer who was gunned down as he was buying his son a video game. members of the community showed up at the 22nd police district today to show their support for officer robert wilson's brothers in blue today. philadelphia police commissioner chief ramsey said today his entire department is in shock, grieving the loss of one of their best. nbc 10's jesse gary spoke with members of the community where officer wilson was killed. jesse, what are they saying about him? >> reporter: well, jim, no one will talk to me on camera about robert wilson. off camera one officer told me he was the kind of cop that could pull an entire squad together, the kind of person that would use humor, crack jokes, make policing in this
district fun. but there is no laughter today at philadelphia's 22nd police district. the color outside is black and the mood inside even darker. flowers from the community the only bright spot? one officer called an extremely long day. >> just care so much about our officers at 22nd. and i usually say hey, 22nd when i see them and let them know that we're praying for them. >> reporter: reverend works with them in the district during less stressful time. although wilson is only a name she and others feel an emotional connection. the community as a whole honoring the fallen cop showing support for the men and women in blue. >> it's just a pretty sad thing to happen to our officers, any officers. and so we just -- we care so much. and are deeply saddened about what has happened. >> we understand that it's a risk every day that they come out here and they make sure our
streets are, you know safe for us to go home at night, even when it's dangerous for them. >> reporter: back live outside the 22nd. you see this mural on the side of the building an angel looking over an officer who is consoling a small child. second officer since 2012 to be killed in this district. moses walker died in 2012 just when he was wrapping up duty. live in north philadelphia, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> st. martin de porres church will remember officer wilson with a mass this weekend. and the church is on lehigh avenue. that's not far from the shooting. the remembrance mass scheduled for 10:00 sunday morning. as jesse just mentioned, the last philadelphia officer to lose his life was also from the 22nd district. and one of his killers was expected to be sentenced today. officer moses walker shot and killed right after he finished hi shift in august of 2012. surveillance video shows him walking tox'÷iç a bus stop in civilian clothing here. two men tried to rob him.
but when officer walker draws his gun, he was shot and killed. the two gunmen were caught and convicted. one was schedule to be sentenced today game. hearing was postponed. philadelphia police have set up a trust fund for officer robert wilson's family. you can find out more about it on our nbc 10 news app and any new developments on this story. we have new information on a rash of attempted child luring cases in redding, berks county today. the police chief told nbc 10 there have been 17 reported luring related incidents since january. he says nine of these could be classified as attempts to get a juvenile into a car. but the others have been misunderstands. chief says they are investigating all reports. setback tonight for a local school's plans to build a new fence around its football stadium today. a berks county judge said no. the judge ruled in favor of officials who have been strongly against installing a wrought iron fence. in december we showed you this
picture after police said someone drove on to the field, causing a lot of damage. school officials say a fence would prevent things like this from happening again. opponents say it would cost too much and prevent community access to that field. well if all the snow and cold has you dreaming of renting a beach house down the shore, realtors say now is the time. agent as tell nbc 10 a lot of pent up demand right now. they predict premium properties will be snapped up quickly once the weather turns warmer. they admit rentals are down so far this year. >> but just the weather being able to get here to look. and ultimately, just being distracted by the weather. >> agents say the next 30 days will be very busy for them. taking a live look from our cape may camera. yeah, it's still cold out there. cold night down the shore. and across our area. but a warm-up is on the way. can't come soon enough. sheena parveen? negative >> no, it cannot come soon enough. until then we are talking about another cold night tonight.
temperatures will be dropping into the teens. and those morning lows those will hit right before sunrise. it's going to be a cold start to your weekend, a cold start to your saturday. but big warmup in the forecast. tomorrow will be about 10 degrees warmer than today. sunday will be 10 degrees warmer than that. we do have quite a few dry days head too. except for one day next week. i'll show you that in a second. temperatures in the teens for pottstown. 19 degrees. even wilmington mid-20s philadelphia. low 20s, areas in south jersey and delaware. as we go into your saturday though, your planner, we're going to start off cold. but then we kind of mild out. at least compared to today, as we go through the afternoon. 15 degrees by 8:00 tomorrow morning by noon, 31 degrees. and by 4:00 p.m. temperatures will be in the mid 30s for your saturday. so at least we won't be as cold as today. but then as we go into sunday we'll be warmer. the rest of the area 34 degrees for the high temperature. tomorrow afternoon even in redding, 35 degrees for quakertown. and we'll be dry, 36 trenton.
35 doylestown. 37 for mt. holly tomorrow afternoon. closer to the shore, temperatures in the upper 30s. 35 for viola. and 37 degrees for dover tomorrow afternoon. and for the philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs like west chester and chester, temperatures here should be right around the mid-30s. now currently we're cold across the area. temperatures are in the mid-20s right now in philadelphia. and we have 20s all around the northeast. but it's too our south. that is the air that we're watching especially as we go into sunday. you see mid-40s here. now the 60s, those will be staying in florida for the meantime. but the 40s will be moving in and even 50s as we go into next week. now if you're heading up to the poconos, fresh snow on the sleeps already for saturday. your ski forecast 29 degrees. still staying below freezing. chances of flurries. clouds will be around by sunday. we're going to be a little milder in the poconos. 36 degrees. though not as cold if you are heading in that direction. get a little skiing or snowboarding done this weekend.
pretty good weekend to do. so tonight mostly clear and cold. 8 degrees areas north and west. tomorrow pretty nice day. we will be staying dry. we will see the sun. and temperatures will be about 10 degrees warmer than today. so anywhere from 34 to 37 degrees. sunday 10 degrees warmer. 46 degrees. that's going to be a fantastic day compared to what we have seen. nice time to get your car washed too. because we don't have any snow in the forecast. temperatures mild out to the mid-50s by wednesday. chance of rain does come on tuesday. will we even stay in the 50s thursday and friday? don't forget sunday morning we head into the weekend head into sunday morning. spring your clocks forward one hour at 2:00 a.m. on sunday. so it's a good idea to change your clocks before you go to bed sunday night. and as daylight savings time begin, it's a good time to put fresh batteries in the smoke detectors in your home. hi cole hamels gets his first action of the spring. and the flyers closer to a play-off spot.
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striking out. the rain came. all the fans came to the concourse. don't you feel bad for them? it's probably 80 degrees there. fourth inning. pulls one down the line. the run comes around. the yankees win 4-1. afterwards hamels talked about his team's approach. >> the overall team aspect of you know kind of what we're trying to do out there. and how we're trying to implement a new focus, you know but at the same time we all know that we have to get ready and we have to be able to go out there and be as competitive as we possibly can. to the ice now. the flyers moved within four points of the boston bruins for the final wild card play-off spot with their win against the blues last night. the orange and black in boston for the biggest game of the season tomorrow. goaltender steve mason's mind hasn't been completely focused. they announced today they and goaltenders jeff reece has v mutually parted ways. and mason says he owes his success to reece. >> right from the start of working with him, he is somebody
who expressed a ton of confidence in my abilities to get back to a point where he knew i could play at. and it's been a tough couple of days here. world golf championship today. doral. rory mcilroy, that's in the water. on the 8th hole. does he like it? the ball went in the water, so why not put the club there as well. totally the club's fault. even the best players in the world have bad days on the course. the sixers are hosting the tonight. and drexel will take on college of carlton. we'll have highlights tonight. back to you. >> boy, that weather looked nice on the golf course anyway amy. all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00, a dangerous consequence of the warming temperatures. the threat that has some building owners in center city roping off their sidewalks.
over the next several days. >> looking forward to next week. all right. thanks sheena. for sheena and all of us here at nbc 10, i'm jim rosenfield. the news continues now with "nbc nightly news." good night. on this friday night, safe to land. the investigation into the near disaster on the runway and what we've learned about the decision to put the plane down in a driving snowstorm. also caught on camera. harrison ford's plane going down. tonight, the doctor who pulled him from the wreckage and why witnesses say the actor may have saved lives. our nbc news investigation into cosmetic procedures being done by doctors who may not have adequate training and patients may have no idea. and marching forward, 50 years since a violent day changed the course of history. the men and women who marched in selma and the powerful message they're passing to a new generation. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc