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right now police are on the hunt for a hit an run-driver. they're wanted for running man over on a scooter and driving off. the governor plans to sign it into the books this weekend after bipartisan support in harrisburg. and there's this. >> how's joe paterno? are we going to bring that back? how about that whole deal? >> if you missed it, he said, how's joe paterno. you may have heard gasps from the crowd. so exactly what did he mean? it's 4:30 4rks 0 degrees outside. you're watching "nbc 10 news today" and i'm tracy davidson. let's get to first alert
forecast with bill henley. >> the result is now 34 degrees in pottstown but the air is warm attorney ground when the wind is light. that's what we're seeing in south jersey especially. just below freezing in millville and atlantic city just above with mt. holly. the temperatures will be climbing into the 50s and then 60 this afternoon. a little warmer. by 6:00, 41 degrees. near 50 at 9:00 and then well into the 50s by lunchtime. look at that. brilliant sunshine. you'll certainly need your sub glasses. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood. we'll see how the traffic is looking on a thursday morning. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> they're relatively empty, of course. it's early to start to see any backups. we're looking at the 309 around the turnpike. no big problem or construction problem. here's the blue route. headed southbound from the schuylkill to 95, still a
15-minute trip with speed into the 60s. watch on south a street. that's closed between union street and lehigh street. more updates when i come back in the next ten, tracy. >> thanks. right now police are searching for a man who mowed down a man on a scooter and kept going. the victim died a short time later. katy is outside. they believe they know who's responsible, right. >> that's right. all because of a break overnight. they found the suspect's vehicle. they tell us that if the driver had done one thing differently there would have been a very different outcome. as it stands the person behind the wheel of this gold colored suv will likely be charged with vehicular homicide. that's because police say he crashed into this vespa scooter last night and dragged a driver of the scooter 200 feet down the
street to his death. officers say he could have done at least one thing very differently. >> even if there's injuries or even in cases of fatalities, if they're registered legally and the operator remains on the scene and cooperates with the investigation, there may be absolutely no charges. >> reporter: now, at this early hour the name of the victim, the man who was riding on that vespa scooter, his name has not been released yesterday. we did talk with detectives and they're outside the home where they believe the suspect lives and they're waiting on a search warrant to be signed to go into that home, fwu whereabouts of that individual still unknown at this hour. reporting live, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> a bill to legalize medical marijuana is another step closer to becoming law.
>> they plan to sign this bill into law sunday. the state house vote on the issue yesterday set off cheers from parents and lobbyists. the law will allow people suffering from 17 diagnosed medical conditions to have access to medical marijuana in a pill, oil, or oinltment form. >> it's going to change my life. i'm going to be able to have access and not get addicted to stuff. >> after wolf signs it it will take years to get up and running. in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne, "nbc
10 news." you can honor ed snider at a public memorial. it's scheduled for next thursday. last night the rival pittsburgh penguins held a moment of silence for snider before their playoff game but someone yelled out an anti-flyers comment during the tribute and some cheered. tonight the quest for the cup begins for the philadelphia flyers as they begin their run in the postseason. flyers play the capitals. face-off is at 7:00. showing love for their team. >> just let it in. >> have you seen that? the flyers playoff pump-up video
it's from "star wars: the force awaken awakens". you can see the app on nbc 10 app or nbc10.com. you can still get together with flyers fans. they're holding a watch party tonight. you can watch the action on a 32-foot h.d. screen. you can also pick up official flyers stanley cup playoff gear at the fliers mobile store. it's 4:36. donald trump is in pittsburgh and some of what he said left some of his supporters stunned. >> how's joe paterno? are we going to bring that back? how about that whole deal? >> ahead, hear more from trump and what the campaign says he meant by that comment. and blaming amtrak. hear why the union representing rail workers says they're responsibility for this deadly crash and derailment. 43 degrees at 4:36. it's a chilly start. not just so much in the city. the suburbs has dropped below
4:39, clear skies. most have seen temperatures fall into the 30s. right now, 39 degrees in northeast philadelphia. that's one of the spots. calm conditions and the wind mass died down. humidity is higher. those are prime ingredients for not only cold temperatures but frost. freeze warning in northern new jersey and some of the western suburbs. you can see frost in those freeze areas as well. the temperatures are going to turn around in a hurry. look at this. not a cloud out there. nearest clouds are off to the northeast, northwest, and the
pennsylvania clouds are going to disappear, running into high pressure. we're going to see a nice warmup. 60s for allentown, quakertown and reading. plenty of sunshine for norristown and trenton. where you'll find it is right along the jersey shore. 55 in rehoe bogts. go inland. you don't have to go far. that sunshine will warm the readings into the 60s today. warmer by about five degrees compared to yesterday. west chester and swedesboro into the low 60s and we'll see the temperatures climb even more. a look at the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> 20 minutes before 5:00 right now. let's check the area bridges to see if you have any problem to get where you're going. jessica boyington. any problem so far? >> a little bit of a problem. if you take the tacony-palmyra bridge you're seeing a process. that was actually scheduled for
4:35. in the process of that you'll see some delays over the bridge, of course, and into philadelphia and route 73 in new jersey. right now your best bet is the betsy ross. that's nice and clear. the rest of the bridges are doing well. nothing at least right now. here is cherry hill, new jersey, right around route 70 and kings highway. no problems in either direction or backups and 422 is doing okay also. still in the green. eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill, an eight-minute trip. more updates when i come back in the next ten. tracy. a fight in the middle of the street in manayunk caught on tape. next, here who these two people are and why they resorted to violence. how's this. how about joe paterno, are we going to brung him back? how about that whole deal. >> hmm. that comment left some trump supporters confused.
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she w was hit by a bullet. a witness said he saw someone shooting at a car outside her home on franklin avenue. she talked to us about the close call. >> i was standing up here walking around with the kid. thank god i wasn't lying down with him. >> police say she and her family were not the intended target. the baby was not hurt. so far the police have made no arrests. >> it's just about a quarter to 5:00. a hit-and-run in philadelphia led to a street fight and it was captured on video. take a look at this. we learned the man you see being dragged to the ground here was
reportedly seen hitting a car without stopping in north philadelphia on sunday. the aggressor in the video is a guy who says he saw the hit-and-run, tried to stop the driver, tried to subdue him until the police got there. we showed the video to other drivers. >> i would have been in the same situation and tried to do the same thing. >> i didn't see him trying to badger or harm him. he was trying to contain him. >> when the officers got there, they broke up the fight. so far police have not charged anyone. railroad union leaders blame the amtrak accident on what they call a perfect storm of corporate changes. that i sent a letter yesterday saying workers don't get prommer training and they call for changes. for its part amtrak says it's improving its safety culture. federal transportation officials continue to investigate the april 2nd crash in which a train
hit a backhoe killing the equipment operator and a supervisor. now to decision 2016, the democratic candidates for president will face off in a debate tonight in brooklyn. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders have spent much of the past two weeks campaigning in new york. >> the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. >> clinton held a rally as the community center. she holds a double digit lead over sanders in new york in polls. but instead of taking on her democratic rival, clinton focused instead of republican rivals donald trump and ted cruz. sanders did not return the favor. in front of 20,000 supporters in manhattan, he attacked clinton's use of super pacs and her support of the iraq war. on the republican side
protesters exchanged words with supporters outside of donald trump's rally in pittsburgh. riot police dispersed the route. trump addressed the supporters, at one point mentioning late state penn state football coach joe paterno. listen. >> i know a lot about penn state. it's great. how about joe paterno. are we going to bring that back? how about that whole deal? >> many in the crowd were confused by that comment. a trump spokesperson said it was regarding talks about bringing back the statue. it's 4:47. federal health officials say it's official. it's no doubt the zika virus causes birth defects. researchers reviewed existing data from recent studies to come
to that conclusion. the zika virus can be spread through a certain kind of mosquito and through sexual contact and blood transfusions. so far scientists have found the type of mosquito that can carry zika in 30 states farther north than first stop which includes parts of pennsylvania, all of new jersey, and all of delaware. if you're about to get out the door, let's check the roads for you. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching thachlt jessica? >> we don't have any construction here closing in either direction. we can zoom the camera in on this particular spot. these lanes are headed westbound toward the schuylkill expressway. we're just fine whether you're going to the schuylkill or 95 and also in philadelphia watch for construction. there's some work being done on kelly drive. that's between art museum circle
and here. use some caution when you're traveling out the door there. as for area bridges w're in the process of the palmyra bridge opening. that was scheduled for 4:35. we should be up and running soon. right now your alternate is the betsy ross. the walt is nice and clear into philadelphia. more updates when i come back in ten. 11 minutes before 5:00. the chill is back this morning. 40s in the city. but the rest of the area sees temperatures in the 30s this morning. 43 at philadelphia international. skies are clear. the wind is light. so the temperatures are still falling. look at the flag here at the nbc 10 studios barely moving. not a cloud to be found out there. you may see some frost on the ground this morning. it has dropped into the frost zone north and west. pottstown, 34, wrightstown at 30.
it's now just at freezing for the hills. the frost will disappear. we'll see zero cloud cover. in fact, the nice dry gorgeous weather will continue into the weekend. a beautiful sunny afternoon. afternoon temperatures into the 60s. a mild one today but warmer weather is ahead. tomorrow the warming trend has us up to 60 degrees. not quite as warm. 38 degrees to start with. the sunshine, nice and bright for sunshine, friday, saturday, and sunday, and look at the trend. 66 on saturday after a morning low of 41 degrees. and then into the 70s sunday afternoon with brilliant sunshine for both weekend days and into the workweek, it's even warmer. mostly sunny. monday, a high of 78 degrees. don't be surprised if a couple of spots in our area hits the 80-degree mark. a little cooler. the wind picks up.
still dry for tuesday. and sunshine. 64 degrees wednesday afternoon. that's a best look at the seven-day, we've had in a long time. >> thanks. nine minutes before 5:00 right now. right now philadelphia police are looking for a hit-and-run driver. the driver ran over a man on a scooter dragging him 200 feet. next in a report at 5:00, hear about the progress that police made overnight. free at last. it's a happy ending for majestic bird of prey thanks to some help from humans in york county, pennsylvania. 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
toward hamilton, you'll run into the jersey tran station. here's a check on that. everything pretty much running on time or close to schedule for the most part. here's the area bridges. we're doing okay here. we're in the process of going back down. this was scheduled for 4:35. your alternate there is to take the betsy ross bridge. you'll be okay. no scheduled openings at least for now. of course, we'll keep you updated and i'll have more when i come back in the 5:00 hour. >> we'll see you in a few minutes. thanks. six minutes before 5:00. 43 degrees. happening today philadelphia police will honor three civilians at the 2016 dispatcher of the year award. it's the 17th year for the event. this video is from a previous ceremony. they will recognize the dispatchers who they say demonstrated exceptional service over the past year. some philadelphia police officers earned blue ribbons for going above and beyond the call
of duty. they nominated the officers to receive the award and recognize them as officers of the month. philadelphia gets a financial boost to keep nonviolent criminals out of jail and to move others already behind bars back into the community more quickly. the city won a $3.5 million grant from the mccar thursday foundation. they will cut it by more than 30% over the next three years. right now more than 7,000 people are incarcerated in philadelphia. happening today, wawa is expected to announce plans for a new center city location on this wawa day. plans are in the works at 19th and market. just months ago they opened brand-new store at broad and locust streets. history was made in delaware county. >> place one hand on the bible and raise your other hand. >> meet the new darby police
chief, regina price. she was sworn in last night as the first african-american woman in delaware county, also the first in the state to assume that position. >> i'm more concerned they look at my experience, my training, what i'm bringing to the table. that way i can share it with the darby township and take it where it is now to a much greater department. >> she comes with a 29-year career with the florida police. nbc 10 at the bank bridge school. the veterans honored last night served in world war ii, korea, vietnam, iraq, and afghanistan. a 19-year-old from philadelphia is among the student competitors from 30 states show casing their
inventions at this year's white house science fair. 130 students are showcasing their inventions at the 2016 fair. the last one president obama will host. among the exhibits is an invention to help you avoid the inconvenience of tangled headphones. the cord created by sherma shermar coombs. >> it allows you to wrap your headphones in the channel and keep it organized. >> coombs said he'd like to make a better device and become an entrepreneur and he said he was excited to come to the white house and meet president obama. good for him. a wounded red-taileded hawk is now back in its natural habitat. >> you've got to see this. this bird flew around for more than a month with that arrow sticking right through its
chest. well, yesterday workers at rocky ridge county park released the hawk back into the wild. they spent days nursing it back to health after they caught up with it. they were able to remove that arrow. that's tough to look at. a small crowd gathered to watch it being released. >> this is something thatting are tugs at the heart strings of nature lovers. they named the hawk titanium. that's tough to look at. i don't want to think why there's an arrow through that hawk. you're watching "nbc 10 news" at 5:00 a.m. it starts right now. right now five people are in the hospital after a fire and
now crews are trying to figure out what started it. almost legal. the law that will allow medical marijuana in pennsylvania is now one step away from becoming reality. and take a look at this. only on "nbc 10 news" camera where there as a bucks county police chief assistant faces charges of stealing electricity. we'll explain how a fire allegedly unraveled the schooem. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it's 45 degrees outside. 43 degree, is that about where we're supposed to be? >> yes. that's normal. it's colder in the suburbs. that's why we have freeze warnings and areas of frost. not everybody is seeing it but widespread frost in portions of maryland, delaware, pennsylvania, and new jersey this morning. but the temperatures that are cooling right now will be warming up to readings that are higher than what we saw
yesterday. pottstown, mt. holly, millville at or below freezing at this hour. look at the warmup with bright sunny skies and lighter winds today. 51 degrees by 10:00. it will be close to 60 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon and into the 60s today. seven-day forecast has some big changes. ahead, i've got that coming up. when i meet you next in ten minutes, your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast. jessica boyington is watching traffic. hey, jess. >> watching schuylkill expressway. doing okay. you can see there's no problem. we still have that 12-minute drive time. you might see residual delays. otherwise we're doing okay. now we're in the process or at least waiting for that