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nbc 10 news starts now. apple versus the fbi. expect protesters outside several apple stores in our area and across the country. apple supporters want their voice heard about government efforts to hack into that cell phone. water bill hike. tonight is your chance to hear why philadelphia's water department wants to start charging you more for water service. and the $55 million blizzard. hear why pennsylvania's governor wants federal emergency aid to pay for snow cleanup. 4:30. good morning.
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this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast tracking rain this morning. bill? >> we're not seeing the rain yet. we can clearly see the clouds coming in in advance of the rain. this is a cloudy view from here at the nbc 10 studios. a bit of the breeze blowing, mild this morning, temperatures above freezing for most of the area, including philadelphia. here comes the rain. it is falling in virginia and nowç maryland, now southern delaware. light rain in sussex county moving into millsboro, seaford is just on the leading edge of the first rain drops this morning. it will take hours before it moves into philadelphia. we'll see it across delaware and south jersey to begin with, during the later morning commute, 8:00-ish, we'll see the first rain in philadelphia. philadelphia will only see rain. by 9:00 that light rain is falling, the winds picking up, too. 16 mile-an-hour winds at 40 degrees.
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the rain keeps coming down, the temperatures keep coming up. that's a good thing, 44 degrees at lnch time. there's one part of our area that could see a wintry mix. it's a possibility. a closer look at that possibility when i'm back in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington has first alert traffic. >> we're on 95 around cottman avenue where we typically see our delays first in the morning commute. not now. it's early for that. we are headed southbound from the woodhaven road to the vine street expressway in this direction right here. 61 miles an hour average speed. 13-minute drive times. that hasn't budged even a little bit. watch out for our ramp closure. it's supposed to be out there until tomorrow, february 24th from 59 southbound from exit 7b at route 52. 11 minutes from 295 to 495. if you take the area bridges we're nice and clear on the ben, the walt and the tacony palmyra has no scheduled openings at
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least at this time. a nice wade debate over a single iphone. rallies are planned at apple stores across the country and in our area .fbi wants april toll hack into a phone but many people worry that doing so could erode everyone's privacy rights. actually they're allowing the fbi to hack into the phone. nbc 10's matt delucia is in center city. you spoke with an organizer of one of the ralless. tell us about this. >> people are planning to protest at more than 40 apple stores across the country, including this one right here in center city. they're not protesting april, rather they are on apple's side on this issue. the company has been in a fight with the courts and the fbi over an effort to get a so-called back door entries to iphones, in particular, the fbi says it wants to get into the cell phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. a lot of apple users says that
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would just be the beginning, that it poses a privacy risk to everyone. one of the organizers with fight for the future, he believes that these nationwide rallies will send a message to the fbi and the government as a whole about their concerns. i asked him why. >> i think it'sç actually real rather a shame that they're exploiting a tragedy in this case to push an agenda that will undermine our privacy and security but won't make us safer from the types of attacks they're trying to prevent. >> two of the rallies are in our area at 5:30 tonight. one here on walnut street, the other outside the apple store in cherry hill. the fbi has been vocal about this as well. more from their side coming up at 5:00. live from center city, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 4:34 and 38 degrees. starting today you'll get a chance to express your thoughts on a proposed increase in your philadelphia water bill.
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officials will hold the first of five input meetings tonight. the water department wants to raise the rates by $8 a month. the extra money would pay for infrastructure to cut down on water main breaks. tonight's meeting is scheduled at white rock baptist church in west philadelphia. the second meeting is scheduled for tomorrow night in lawncrest. nbc 10 in moorestown at last night's township counsel meeting. township leaders plan to award a contract to a company to install new filtration system next month. last week, crews shut down the township's only working well after finding contaminants in the water supply. concerned parents in bucks county are fighting to save an elementary school in fear of being shut down by the district. students, parents and neighbors rally to save oliver heckman elementary school.
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parents tell us they see heckman as not just a building but part of their family. >> it is the only building in the north end of the school district. it's essential in its location. it's within walking distance to many small bidses. so a lot of the small businesses in our community do require our business to keep afloat. if the board votes to close the school, students would be sent to a new school under construction in lower southampton township. police in bethlehem need your help to find a man accused of assaulting a woman with bodily fluid. the suspect threw bodily fluid on her sunday morning. if you recognize the man, you're asked to contact bethlehem police. tom wolf reached out to president obama to request federal assistance for the state. wolf is asking for federal disaster aid to help pennsylvania cover $55 million in costs from last month's blizzard. the money would be earmarked for
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31 of the state's 67 counties. the governor says the storm wiped out an entire year's budget for snowç response remol in many places. locally here are the counties that would benefit, berks, bucks, chester, lehigh, montgomery, northampton and philadelphia. 4:37. changes at the top of the ted cruz campaign. ahead, hear why cruz fired his spokesperson because of this video that has a pennsylvania connection. also ahead, something in the water. we'll tell you who got caught dumping illegal substances into the atlantic ocean along the jersey shore. dry right now but the clouds are already here. 38 degrees and rain is on the way. don't forget your umbrella. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead. today you can do everything
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. 20 minutes before 5:00. we're waving clouds roll in. the temperatures have leveled out. it's 38 degrees right now in philadelphia. there are some colder spots. with wet weather moving in, we'll be watching this one closely. it's just rain now in southern delaware and into maryland but that's going to make steady progress to the north. the temperatures, though, they'll be climbing ahead of that rain. the trouble spots, bucks county right now, a little bit colder than everybody else. not lower bucks as much as central bucks. doylestown is right at the freezing mark and freezing in quakertown and perkasie. there's a good possibility those numbers will be warming before the wet weather arrives. 8:00 this morning, rain for trenton, doylestown and philadelphia. still waiting on the rain in allentown and doylestown, seeing the first rain drops at 35 degrees. the temperatures continue climbing in spite of the wet
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weather. still could see a wintry mix. the atmosphere will be a bit colder but as we go through the morning, into the early afternoon hours, the rain pushes farther to the north and the possibility of some heavy downpours at the shore. that will not be the end of the heavy rainfall. extended future weather when i'm back in ten minutes. 4:41. let's check your ride to work. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> we're quiet for the most part around all of our surrounding areas, especially the lehigh valley. around lehigh street, there are cars out there. no problems on 78 in the either discretion. no backups. moving over into new jersey, there is construction on the white horse pike with one lane off in each direction between spring garden and fleming pike. that's scheduled through may. something you want to plan into your morning commute. cherry hill, new jersey at 38 and haddonfield road. roadways are dry. we have no backups. if you have to head out the door
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now, you're good to go. mass transit no delays, septa no delays but running on the new spring schedule that started yesterday. tracy? tonight, ted cruz will take on donald trump and his fellow republicans in the nevada caucus. he's doing it without his campaign spokesperson, next, see the video that got that man fired and hear about his connection to pennsylvania. and big news from the smallest state in our area. learn why tourism is seeing a spike. ♪
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new this morning, knowing the warning signs is of a potentially life-threatening condition could save your life. february is american heart month. and it's dedicated to educating people about heart health and heart attacks. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in warrenton and katy, the warning signs of a heart attack are different for men and women. >> they are, tracy.
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i'll get to those important differences in just a minute. first, one in three women die from heart disease every year. it's a staggering statistic that hits close to home for edy weinstein from bucks county. nearly four years ago she suffered a heart attack on her way home from the gm. like many of the women and groups she speaks to, she was active, busy and ate right, a recipe for great health she thought. one morning she started feeling the symptoms of an attack. >> i had gripping jaw pain. i couldn't move my jaw. heart palpitations, nausea, light headedness, heart burn pain across my chest and back. >> reporter: now, most men usually get pain inç their lef shoulder when they're having a heart attack. different from women as you heard edy describe. she had sweeping pain across her chest and into her back. coming up in the next half hour, i'll explain why this message you heard is so close to home
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for the specific group she was speaking to in doylestown. new jersey state officials cited a construction company for dumping muck into the ocean off of monmouth county beach. we show dump trucks dumping the muck into the surf in the town of diehl. the muck came from a drainage project in a nearby creek. surfers in the area continue to use the beach and are concerned about the water quality. >> we've been the canaries in the coal mine for decades. if anything goes on in the ocean we tend to see it, whether it be the abundance of plastics, whether it be sewage. >> dep officials are gathering samples to determine if the muck is contaminated. the army corps of engineers said the dumping action was unacceptable and violates contract terms.
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wnbc reached out to the construction company for comments but has not received a response. more than a dozen members for the centers for disease control and prevention are heading to the epicenter of the zika outbreak. they're doing a study in brazil to find out if the zika virus does cause babies to be born with the devastating birth defect. the team will fan out across the country to track down babies with problems and birth defects and their mothers. blood samples for mother and child will help determine if the mothers had zika before giving birth. meantime, cuba is trying to stop the zika virus before it reaches its shores. soldiers and health workers fumigated hundreds of homes in havana yesterday. workers also talked to residents about how to prevent the disease. so far, zika has not been found in cuba but the country suffered in recent years from outbreaks from other mosquito-borne viruses.
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the student newspaper for the university of pennsylvania is the source for a controversy involving ted cruz. the republican presidential candidate fired his campaign spokesperson yesterday. the spokesperson tweeted a story that falsely claimed marco rubio had insulted the bible. here's what happened. cruz told reporters that his cam pane would not question the faith of another candidate. the flap is linked to this video that the daily pennsylvanian shot in new hampshire over the weekend showing marco rubio pointing to a bible in the hands of a ted cruz supporter. a cruz staffer posted the video on facebook claiming rubio told theç supporter there are not my answers in the bible. rubio said he gestured at the bible and actually said, "all the ans are in there." he had some words for cruz's campaign. >> for them to take a video and transcribe words on it that are the complete opposite of what i said, it's incredibly disturbing. it's every single day something
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comes out of the cruz campaign that's deceptive and untrue and in this case, goes after my faith. >> cruz and rubio are battling to overcome trump's momentum. if you own stock in lumber liquidators, your investment is losing concerns because of cancer concerns. certain types of flooring could put people more at risk for cancer than previously thought. the cdc said that risk is three times higher than it had calculated two weeks ago. last may the company stopped selling the chinese-made laminant flooring after a report showed the product contained high levels of formaldehyde. jessica boyington has your traffic. >> watching 422 around egypt
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road headed westbound, that actually has a vehicle fire in it. two police officers on the scene right now. updates when i come back. for right now, the schuylkill expressway, let's take a look there, average speeds still way up there into the 60s. if you are heading into center city, though, watch for construction. locust street eastbound closed between 15th and broad right now for that road work. right now it will be an easy drive to move through. but later on in the morning may cause backups in center city. for septa, watch for that new spring schedule this morning. no other delays. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds are moving in. if you're moving out the door, don't forget your umbrella. we have a rainy day ahead. it hasn't started yet. it is already falling in parts of southern delaware. the clouds are increasing this morning. that's actually helping to keep the temperatures warm. so it's going to be rain for philadelphia and that it.
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39 degrees right now. east/northeastly at 9 miles an hour. does feel chillier with that wind blowing. feels like 33 degrees, the feels-like temperature right now. clouds over the art museum, rain by midmorning. it will stay with us on through this afternoon. through the day we see the temperatures climbing. it briefly dropped down to 38 in philadelphia. now back up to 39. doylestown is right at the freezing mark. so freezingç and rain not a go combination. lehigh county, same story, below freezing in mertztown or mccountry jm mc -- macungie. it bears keeping an eye on this morning. the clouds are already here. behind the clouds, you see the rain to the south. southern delaware, sussex conte, very light rainfall in millsboro. most of the day we will be
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seeing light rainfall once it does start by midmorning in philadelphia. it continues through the day. hour by hour, future cast shows the rainfall totals we're expecting. by 9:00 this morning, 200ths of an inch in wilmington. cape may should be approaching about a quarter inch at that hour and it will just be starting in philadelphia. 9:00, still waiting for ran in doylestown and allentown. that gives those locations time to warm up. they will be warming. there's a chance you'll see a bit of a mix in the allentown area. the atmosphere will be colder than the ground likely at that hour. as we go into the afternoon, rain continues, 0.39 rain, approaching half an inch in philadelphia by this evening. the rain tapers off this evening, getting a breakover night from the steadier rainfall. tomorrow morning, here comes the next round of rain. it's going to be intensifying in the afternoon. at noontime, some moderate
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showers are possible. then tomorrow afternoon, evening commute, the potential for some heavy downpours moving through the area. so it's a two-day system and today is day one. rain arrives this morning, stays this afternoon. the winds will kick in with temperatures in the 40s this afternoon. warmer weather and windier conditions and heavier rain tomorrow. 39 in the morning, 57 the high temperature on wednesday. the last showers are here thursday morning, then gusty winds on friday will cool things down, heading into the weekend. a warmup sunday into the 50s, closer to 60 monday. >> all right, bill, thanks. delaware says more tourists than ever before are visiting that state. tourism officials released new figures yesterday showing 8 million tourists visited delaware in 2014 which is 500,000 more than the previous year. all the tourism generates about $3 billion for the state. delaware credits a media campaign for drawing more visitors.
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seven minutes before 5:00 right now. happening today, apple versus the fbi. next at 5:00, rallies are planned here and nationwide. remembering cara.ç we'll tell you how even in death she is saving lives. janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours. let's end this.
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without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking in the midst of my fellow citizens the benign influence of good laws under a free government. >> the tradition after reading washington's addressç began in 1862 as a way to boost morale during the civil war. february is black history month. a time the nation celebrates and recognizes the contributions made by african-americans to the country. this year is special for the congregation at mother bethel african methodist episcopal church in society hill. the church turned 200 years old. it's the oldest independent protestant denomination founded by black people in the world. it was found by richard allen, a freed slave from delaware. >> somehow they built this incredible building that lasts as a testament to their fortitude. it is an amazing story when you put it in its full context of who they were and what they were
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able to accomplish with so little resources. >> today, people come from all over the country and around the world to visit the church and learn more about ame history. this bronze statue of richard allen will be unveiled at mother bethel to celebrate the ame church's bicentennial and honor their founder. for more on the church and museum, check our nbc 10 app. now to a woman who touched countless lives including those here at nbc 10. >> this morning, we remember former miss new jersey kara mccollum. >> jersey is strong and growing stronger every day. >> cara was a news anchor. she died yesterday after a car crash in bad weather. she was the long-time friend and colleague of keith jones. posting online, keith called his relationship with cara one of pure, absolute love and bliss.
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while her colleagues say she was the centerpiece and life of their company. >> she just made every day brighter for everyone around her. she was positive every step of the way in whatever she did. >> keith has been off the air since cara's accident always at her hospital bedside. if you'd like to send him a message, go to nbc10.com. before she died, cara signed up to an organ donor. >> at this very moment she's saving lives one organ donor can help 50 other people. right now there are 12,000 people in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware who are waiting for a donation. to become an organizer donor, sign up at the dmv when you get your driver's license or inch d. card. also sign up online. we posted links for you on nbc10.com and on the nbc 10 app. >> our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to cara and keith's families. keith has a lot of fans, wondering when he'll be back.
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he'll be ready when he's ready toç come back. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 starts right now. nbc 10 starts now. >> right now, on "nbc 10 news today," apple versus the fbi. this morning, protesters around the country including right here in philadelphia will rally to make their voices heard on the issue of privacy and security. >> child endangerment, that's one of the charges a woman is facing this morning after police say she left her daughter behind at a score. we'll tell you why the woman ran off. grab your umbrella. a of live look outside at center city philadelphia. it's dry right now but we're tracking rain later this morning and through the afternoon. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the weather center. >> the clouds right now, dry, however right now. cape may is warm.

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