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>> reporter: atlantic city public safety officers at the center of a drug scandal. they say wade stole oxycodone poles for jennifer dalton while on duty at ac's communication bureau inside city hall. dalton working as a shift supervisor at the time. were they using this drug while on duty? >> we're not sure. that's -- again, that's all a part of the investigation. >> reporter: the operators arrested and charged with drug offenses sunday. they've been suspended without pay. two other women who work in the communications bureau also suspended because of the investigation. but not charged with any crime. >> where does that leave you in the communications department because that's four people who are not there? >> correct. the communications department is fully staffed, fully operational. >> reporter: we went to the homes of both wade and dalton. people who came to the door said the women weren't there. the case coming as the region deals with a deadly opioid
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epidemic. >> it's sad. >> reporter: bill and tammy lost their son to a heroine overdose. they now run a sober living house in pleasantville and say the arrests in atlantic city aren't a surprise. >> this is the proof that's in the pudding that, you know, that the opiate epidemic has no bound ris or no borders. it doesn't matter where you work. >> reporter: police telling me information from a concerned citizen about drug use within the communications bureau prompted the investigation. they tell me the probe is ongoing and there could be additional charges. live in atlantic city, i'm ted greenberg, nbc10 news. a day care teacher is under arrest accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old. according to court documents, 33-year-old michael barbee confessed to the crime at the early learning center in norristown. deanna durante has been digging into his background. that's ahead at 5:30.
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first alert weather. a live look at cape may. we see the wind is picking up, the temperatures, are starting to drop. >> after a mild day, going to be a chilly night across the region. let's go to first alert meteorologist erika martin. >> it's all about. this frontal boundary sliding down. offshore a low pressure system pulling in a lot of cold air that will slide into place. right now we're seeing scattered showers moving across the region from the northwest towards the southeast. certainly not a washout right now. notice, we are seeing a little changeover for parts of lehigh valley. in fact, we have had some reports for some light snow. mt. pocono and parts of the lehigh valley. reading also did see some snow. cold front includes an increase in wind speeds and wind gusts. right now wind speeds range from 22 miles per hour for coatesville. dover air force base, 24. toms river, 25-mile-per-hour wind speeds for you.
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what does that mean for your feels-like temperature? it feels colder than it actually is. right now it feels like 27 degrees in allentown. 30 in doylestown. 33 in philly. pottstown, 29 degrees. as we get this going and pause at 7:00 p.m., notice how quickly these start to drop because those wind speeds are coming out of the northwest as well as those wind gusts. so, they will feel a lot colder, those actual temperatures, so keep that in mind for early tomorrow morning. hour by hour wind gusts, notice how much stronger they get by 7:00 p.m. 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts for philadelphia at 7:00 p.m. 26 for wilmington. 26 for dover along with atlantic city and millville. keep in mind, these wind speeds and wind gusts will start to increase. coming up, i will time this out for you in more details. back to you. new at 5:00, former defense lawyer convicted of raping one of his own clients. montgomery county jury found vincent cirillo jr. guilty of raping the 22-year-old woman
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while she was unconscious. she passed out after a night of drinking in august of 2015. cirillo had withdrawn an earlier guilty plea. employees at irs building in university city were forced to evacuate after a suspicious powder was found. police gave no threat and all clear. we got these pictures of cruise doing tests inside the building. we don't know what that substance was. more than a century of history went up in smoke in lehigh county after a fire tore through an historic home. it used to be the old rockdale hotel and once used as a pit stop for coal miners traveling up and count lehigh river. it's since been turned into a house. the homeowners told nbc10 much of the hotel's history was destroyed. >> i know the old original cash register, the whole bar was still in there.
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artifacts you won't find again. >> the family tells us they're just glad everyone did make it out okay. the cause still under investigation. pennsylvania governor tom wolf and philadelphia mayor jim kenney joined forces to oppose a new abortion bill. the state senate called sb-3 would ban abortions after 20 weeks except in rare circumstances. governor wolf says the bill would be a disaster for women's health. >> pennsylvania is not and cannot afford to be a place where women cannot make their own health care decisions. >> it seeks to circumvent the supreme court's ruling by enacting the most extreme legislation against women's health in the country and that's not hyperbole. >> governor wolf said he would veto the bill if it reaches his desk. the passage of these bills is evidence of bipartisan support
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to protect unborn children and mothers and demonstrates the commonwealth's commitment to promoting a culture of life. businesses in philadelphia say they are ready to put people over profit. it's called a day without immigrants. workers all over the city are planning to take part. nbc10's rosemary connors joins us now. what's the message they're trying to send here? >> reporter: well, if they walk off the job the message they're trying to send is immigrants make significant contributions to our society, especially in the restaurant industry. patrons here at l&s rave about the authentic flavor of the food. they'll have to wait to get their lunchtime fix until friday if those workers walk off tomorrow. >> it's a day without immigrants. we want to make a statement. this is the way to do it. again, we fully support it. >> reporter: lunchtime is one of the busiest, the mexican restaurant is willing to lose profits if it means making sure their workers' voices are heard.
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>> in our case, if they don't show up to work, we'll have to close. so, i think that will show them that we matter. >> this issue has needed some spotlight for a long time. >> reporter: good food and activism go hand in hand at acclaimed mexican restaurant only open friday through sunday. ben miller, who co-owns the foodie hot spot with his wife tells me supporting the cause hits close to home. his wife is undocumented. >> we saw the movement happening and we decided to participate by closing our restaurant el compadre, which is normally open on thursdays. >> reporter: it's busy in the kitchen today, but tomorrow the doors will be shut. miller says it's a statement. he believes the immigrant community is what keeps this industry afloat. >> we have a broken system, you know, as owners of restaurants, there's not a clear and direct and legal way to really do the work that we do every single day. >> reporter: of course, the
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restaurants that are participating still open this evening for dinner. however, they are asking people not only to avoid going to restaurants tomorrow but maybe cook at home instead. reporting live in center city, rosemary connors, "nbc10 news." this follows the detention of two people in philadelphia yesterday by immigration and customs enforcement agents. this is exclusive video of a shackled man and later a handcuffed woman being escorted into i.c.e. headquarters in spring garden. it's not clear what they did wrong. philadelphia is a sanctuary city. delaware's schools are not a safe haven for students who are in the country illegally. despite pleas from the community, the school board voted down a resolution thast night that would have made skoolgz a sanctuary for the undocumented. board members have said the resolution raised legal questions and conflicted with district policies. president trump's pick for secretary of labor is out. fast food ceo andrew puzder
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withdrew his nomination this afternoon. he was expected to have his confirmation hearing tomorrow but some republicans were concerned he hired an undocumented worker as a housekeeper. he says he didn't know she was in the country illegally. also today, president trump welcomed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to the white house for a joint press conference. it's the first time the leaders have met face to face since mr. trump took office. president trump promised to help broker a peace deal between israel and the palestinians. mr. trump also seemed to back off the decades' old u.s. policy of supporting a two-state solution for peace. >> i thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two. but, honestly, if the palestinians and -- israelis and palestinians are happy, i'm happy with the one they like the best. >> the president also reiterated his opposition to iran's nuclear
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program and said he will prevent the country from developing a nuclear weapon. also tonight, president trump has responded to reports about his administration's contact with russia. nbc's kasie hunt will join us with the latest from the white house. plus, what is in a name. for one casino in atlantic city, that name no longer includes trump. and a rolling fact. how republicans in congress are making changes to gun control policy. that's next on "nbc10 news" at 5:00.
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the fallout continues following the resignation of michael flynn. >> today president trump is blaming the media for a report that claims flynn and other administration officials had repeated contact with russia before mr. trump was sworn into office. "the new york times" reports that u.s. agencies intercepted numerous phone calls last year between russian intelligence officials and members of mr. trump's campaign team. the calls were uncovered at the same time we started hearing reports about russia meddling in the presidential election. president trump denounced the report calling the leaks, quote, criminal. >> general flynn is a wonderful man. i think he's been treated very,
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very unfairly by the media. as i call, it the fake media in many cases. and i think it's really a sad thing. >> president trump added that this was, quote, merely an attempt to cover up the many mistakes made in hillary clinton's losing campaign. russia has been a hot top nick washington but also in northeast philadelphia where there's a large russian population. we went to 106.5, a radio station that offers music and conversation in russian. the station's president is also one of its hosts. he tells us a lot of callers are in favor of a better relationship between russia and the u.s. >> many people agree that even though they left russia, there are hard feelings is why they emigrated into the united states. many people feel the relations with russia could be better. >> he also tells us a lot of callers think too much attention is paid to russia here in the u.s. today the u.s. senate voted
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to roll back an obama administration rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. it required gun background checks for social security recipients mentally incapable of managing their own affairs. the bill heads to president trump's desk where he is expected to sign it. we have new video in from atlantic city where donald trump's name is coming down from signs outside the trump taj mahal casino. there's one right there on the back of that truck. the casino closed last october and an agreement between donald trump and the current taj owner required that the president's name be removed from the building by march if renovations or improvements weren't made. former vice president joe biden is now part of the board of trustees at national constitution center in philadelphia. biden will succeed former florida governor jeb bush whose term ended in january. biden will also be splitting his time between programs at the university of delaware and the university of pennsylvania.
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well, things are looking pretty interesting right now. calm at the jersey shore. we are tracking some scattered showers. so, weather headlines include some light snow being reported for parts of the lehigh valley including mt. pocono. scattered rain moving from the northwest to southeast. keep in mind, it's not a washout. we do have those scattered showers, nonetheless, behind a frontal boundary. tonight increasing wind gusts, a chillier feels like temperature through the overnight hours into tomorrow, friday into sunday. a massive high pressure system develops so a warm-up for the weekend. temperatures and sunshine, topping out in the 60s. low pressure system dragging down a cold front so we have it moving through. a changeover for parts of lehigh valley. mt. pocono with reports of light
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snow. hazelton as well. this is short-lived. hour by hour forecast shows this getting out of here rather quickly. a high pressure system develops. keeping it high and dry for early tomorrow morning. definitely a nice thursday in the forecast. so, current temperatures right now mainly seeing 40s. allentown, 40. mt. holly, 45 degrees. high in philadelphia today, 53 degrees. not bad. above the normal, 44 degrees. sunset, 5:37 p.m. be sure to look at the bottom of your screen for your local seven-day neighborhood forecast. in and around philadelphia, lots of 40s. fox chase, 44. summer ton and parkwood currently at 42 degrees. pretty mild right now. and jersey also seeing really mild conditions. notice we're seeing lots of 40s. adviser he's at 41.
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medford cooler at 39 degrees. turnersville, 33. coylefield, 46. robinfield at 42 degrees. here's the next weather story behind the cold front. notice the wind speeds are picking up moving if from northwest to the southeast. 28-mile-an-hour wind speeds for wilmington. those wind gusts also a lot stroerng. right now notice a difference here. wilmington, 36 miles an hour. allentown, 34. toms river, currently 43-mile-per-hour wind gusts. those wind speeds and gusts will continue to increase behind that frontal boundary. let's take this hour by hour. we'll have a couple of pause points at 10:30 p.m. we're seeing stronger wind gusts across atlantic city. millville, wildwood and dover. this will be the story through the overnight hours into tomorrow morning. keep in mind, we do have a gusty start to your thursday morning.
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although we will see lots of sunshine. good news there. high temperatures for the next couple of days, we're trending warmer into the 60s by this upcoming weekend. all due to a high pressure system and nice, warmer air sliding into place. overnight lows, however, for tonight seeing temperatures below the freezing mark. philadelphia, 29 for you. mt. holly, 28. trenton, 27. allentown, your expected overnight low, 25 degrees. but what about early tomorrow morning. your morning temperatures at 7:00 a.m., we'll start off in the 20s. 25 for allentown. doylestown, 26. wind gusts will start to diminish. your ten-day on 10 brings us a nice warm-up in time for the upcoming weekend. notice mix of sun and clouds saturday, sunday and monday. temperatures in the 60s. back to you. >> thank you. it has been a whirlwind first few weeks for president trump in the white house. >> kasie hunt joins us live to help sort out all the new dwolts coming in about the u.s. and
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russia. >> reporter: whirlwind is an understatement, keith and erin. what we've seen over the course of the last 24-48 hours as republicans in particular in congress struggle to grapple with what has happened and what we do know there is now a bipartisan call for an independent investigation into what happened with mike flynn and other trump campaign contacts with the russians over the course of the campaign. that's coming from senator lindsey graham of south carolina who says if it's true that the trump campaign had contacts with russian intelligence, there needs to be an independent inquiry. right now the investigations are in the senate and house intelligence committees. they do get to look at classified information. a lot of those findings will stay behind closed doors at the conclusion. democrats want to see that out in the open. now there's increasing pressure on republicans for that as well. >> speaking of right now, within the last few hours, we learned president trump's pick for secretary of labor is out. you know, what are you hearing about andrew puzder's withdrawal
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before his nomination hearings were even scheduled to take place? >> reporter: an abrupt withdrawal. his hearing was supposed to be tomorrow here in the senate. but a confluence of issues. the hiring of an undocumented worker that came up in his confirmation process, organized labor, unions, coming out against him, helping to organize his campaign. and then there's a video from the oprah winfrey show where his ex-wife levels accusations of domestic abuse. that video is decade's old. she recanted those allegations and he's always said they're not true. senators here viewed that video behind closed door. it became public this morning. in the end it was too much and looked like there weren't going to be enough republicans for his nomination to pass the senate. >> kasie hunt live in washington. thank you for that insight. for the very latest on today's happenings in washington, tune into "nbc nightly news" with lester holt immediately following nbc10 news
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at 6:00. take a look at dozens of philadelphia police officers honored today for going above and beyond the call of duty. 80 officers received warrants for making arrests and valuable acts of policing. we want to wish them from nbc10, congratulations, sincerely. from one side of the atlantic to the other. ahead at 5:00, how carli lloyd is taking her talents across the pond. plus, a familiar face says farewell. diane allen was a power house at new jersey state capitol and right here at nbc10. she tells us about moving on from politics and how her fight for women and children will continue.
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diane allen has worn many hats. some right here at nbc10. her most recent role was defending the rights of women and children in new jersey. allen has served as state senator for many years but she says now is the time to leave her public life behind. >> today she sat down with nbc10 south bureau jersey reporter cydney long to explain why and what she plans to do next. >> i'm looking to have an even bigger garden if not this year, certainly next. >> reporter: pretty soon senator allen will have more time to cook, host dinner parties and vacation with her grandchildren. she won't seek re-election as one of new jersey's favorite senators. why now? why is now the right time to leave? >> i'm leaving only because my health really doesn't allow me to run again. >> reporter: she welcomed us to her edgewater park home today. >> you have to pretend there are flowers out here.
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>> reporter: to reminisce about her days ahead of state government as a channel 10 news anchor. >> tomorrow i'll tell you about the tensions and conflicts. >> reporter: and showed us her backyard on the delaware, where she got a lift to work, literally. >> the helicopter often would land right here and pick me up and take me to an event that i was doing. >> reporter: she shared why she pursued politics to begin with. >> in television i could tell people what was wrong, but maybe if i'm in government, i can fix it. >> reporter: in 2009 allen had her heart set on being governor christie's lieutenant governor. it came down to the wire. not becoming new jersey's lieutenant governor, did that save your life? >> it really did. i tell chris christie all the time that he saved my life. because >> reporter: she had throat cancer. >> when i did have it checked in august, it probably would have been a fatal situation at that point. >> reporter: now still cancer-free, she will finish this year strong in trenton. >> right now i'm working on pay equity for women.
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that's to me the most important thing right now. it's sometimes better to leave on your own terms, i think. that's what i'm doing. >> reporter: she isn't revealing any decisions about her third chapter. from edgewater park, cydney long, nbc10 news. >> we wish her the best, obviously. next new at 5:00 -- how an atlantic city police officer ended up on the wrong side of the law. plus, a day care teacher arrested. how police say he victimized one of the children in his care.
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a day care teacher behind bars. they say he sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl while others were sleeping. >> deanna durante joins us live in norristown with new details. >> reporter: police say that that sexual assault happened here inside this early learning center in norristown. we've learned that the teacher who's been arrested has worked in day cares in the area since 2005. >> oh, wow. i didn't hear about that. >> reporter: parents of st. francis catholic school students say they were notified about the arrest of the day care teacher next door. st. francis early learning center is part of the church
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property and rund by the archdiocese of philadelphia. the archdiocese says michael barbee wasn't a teacher but he had been work with toddlers since 2015. police say he sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl inside his toddler classroom last week. police say the assault happened as other children were down for a nap. the assault came to light when the child told a parent, mr. michael had hurt her. barbee leads in yeadon. the 33-year-old sources say has worked in two other day care centers since 2005. tonight barbee is charged with a number of crimes, including sexual assault of a child. again, we've learned that investigators in delaware county are also taking a look at this case. tonight barbee is being held in montgomery county prison on more than $700,000 bail. deanna durante, nbc10 news. new at 5:00, a south jersey police officer is in jail accused of beating his
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girlfriend so badly, she ended up in the hospital. atlantic city police officer dayton brown was arrested last night. investigators say the victim has been treated and is now recovering. the department suspended officer brown without pay while the investigation continues. it's not clear what started the fight. a man is in custody tonight after a standoff with police that lasted several hours this morning. it happened in aston. s.w.a.t. team members showed up before 7:00 a.m. police officers haven't said what sparked the standoff. taking a live look outside in south philadelphia. check that out. the turbine spinning on tom of link financial field tonight as the wind really starts to pick up. camera shaking as well. the breeze also kicking up in new arc, new castle county. nbc10 on the university of delaware campus where we saw the sun peeking out from time to time as well. >> as the sun goes down, temperatures are taking a big drop, too. let's get your most accurate neighborhood forecast from first alert meteorologist erika
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martin. how cold will it get? >> it will stay mainly in the 30s, some 20s, but by tomorrow we'll see 40s. however, it's all about those feels-like temperatures. you just saw those wind turbines harvesting a lot of energy, a lot of shaking, and a live look outside over boat house row, same deal here. we're behind that frontal boundary, which is why those wind speeds and wind gusts are starting to pick up quite a bit. keep that in mind. it will feel chilly through the overnight hours with the feels like temperatures. current winds coming out of the northwest. that doesn't help us out around here. coatesville currently 22-mile-an-hour winds for you. dover air force base, 24. toms river, 25-mile-per-hour wind speeds. atlantic city, 31 for you. these wind speeds and wind gusts are only increasing. and this is why. satellite and radar image picking up on a low pressure system to the northeast of us, dragging in all of that cold air behind that cold front, sweeping that cold air into place. of course, picking up all of
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that wind speeds and wind gusts which is why we're definitely feeling the feels-like temperatures chillier than actual temperatures ranging between 30s and 40s. atlantic city, 34 degrees for you. philadelphia, your current temperature of 45 degrees. but those feels-like temperatures certainly a lot colder right now. that's simply because we have the strong wind speeds and those northwesterly. coming up, we'll go feels-like temperatures hour by hour. we'll talk about how chilly it will be tomorrow morning. >> looking forward to that. here are some stories we're following county by county. montgomery county, sheltonham township's acting police chief will be sworn in. john frye has been acting police officer since july of last year. he's been with the force since 1995. in gloucester county, inspira health center is opening up a new radiation center in woodbury. according to our partners at philadelphia business journal, it will have huge windows with a view of the garden so patients don't feel so confined.
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the center is also set to open in the spring. chester county, the hotel tax is going up. visitors bureau wanted an increase from 3% to 5%. the reason, the extra money would almost double what the visitors bureau brings in now. that money would be used to advertise places like longwood gardens and the american helicopter museum as great places to visit. lehigh county, leadle grocery store, who got approval to build a store on macarthur road. and approved a liquor license for a new beer kaffy on macarthur road as well. a story that will knock your socks off. see how this donation drive could get a local school into the record books. plus, doesn't look like much now, but this old shopping plaza in south jersey will soon have options for eat, living and staying healthy. we're giving awe a first look at the final products. that's next new at 5:00.
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. a long-time south jersey eye sore is getting a much anticipated makeover. construction crews are at work at tritown plaza on route 70. it will soon look like this. township officials and developers met today to announce
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renaissance square. i should have delayed that "this." it will be a mixed use luxury area and retail. it will be anchored by virtual hospital outpatient center. >> this is something that is going to provide multiple, multiple avenues for people to work and live in our community. >> it could open its doors by this summer. the residential portion will welcome new homeowners by the begins of next year. today in washington the senate aging committee held hearings about scams that target seniors. law enforcement officials presented work they've done to try to stop fraud. the committee also heard stories of philadelphia seniors that have been targeted by scammers. dan amino, who works with seniors here in philadelphia, says it's all about educateding those at risk. take a look at the top scams called into the aging fraud hot line last year. number one, irs impersonators. close to 1700 people reported
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that one. after that it's fake sweepstakes and jamaican lottery. ro. before ocalls, computer scams and elder financial abuse round out the top five. >> we want people to understand when they get that next call, don't answer it. hang up the phone. pennsylvania senator bob casey will be giving out these cards around the common wealth to ensure seniors watch for signs of fraud. to this now. we remember the glory days of 2008. now all those world series players are gone. john clark is following the phillies as they begin spring training in sunny, warm, hotter than here, florida. john? >> reporter: you got it. you know, they're saying on the news down here, a cold front is coming through but it's still 69 degrees. i am good. i ask you, who is the longest tenured philly on this team? do you know? we're going to see if some of the phillies know. that's coming up.
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i have no clue but the good news is, we're definitely getting warmer by this weekend. we will see 60s ourselves by saturday and sunday. so, that's the silver lining. i do have your most accurate forecast coming up in just a bit. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 150 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 40 songs, and jan can upload 180 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. get 150 meg internet with equal upload and download speeds, tv and phone for just $79.99 per month for the first year. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good. only fios can.
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for the past hour students, alumni and those near temple university's campus took to the streets to oppose plans for a new $100 million football stadium on that campus. they gathered add broot street and cecil b. moore to demonstrate. they blocked traffic at one point. the group is concerned about traffic and how the community would be affected. temple says the stadium would help showcase the university and inkre increase money. carli lloyd is going to play for manchester city. expected to rejoin the houston dash in june. she says she's excited about the decision and wants to test herself in a new environment. in delaware, professional boxer roy jones jr. made a stop at newark high school. jones and the football team share the same theme song.
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he will battle bearknuckle gun. bemove to the diamond. baseball will be here before we know it. >> you might have trouble picking up players on the phillies this year. john clark live in clearwater, florida, where spring training has begun. a lot of new names we have to learn this season. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. for phillies' fans up there and down here, have you to look at your program a lot during the games. remember that 2008 world series? well, this really is a changing of the guard. for the first time, there are no players on this phillies team that were on that 2008 world series championship. so, they're going with young players now. sprinkling in some veterans. and they're hoping for more growth this year. >> thank you very much. best of luck. >> reporter: phillies fans are seeing some new faces here at spring training. no ryan howard, no carlos ri
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sflchlt. only two players from the 2008 world series team, and they're coaching. brat stairs and matt lidge are here instructing. this is year three of the rebuild. >> this is a passionate town, passionate fan base that wins to win. we all recognize it doesn't happen overnight but with we're taking steps to where we want to go. all of us with the phillies feel we're pleased with where we stand on that path right now. >> reporter: so, with the phil stars gone, who do you think is the longest tenured philly now? >> i wouldn't know. >> that's a tough question because for a lot of fans, too. >> yeah. >> do you know? >> look over in that corner maybe. give you a hint. >> franco? >> reporter: freddie. isn't that amazing? >> wow. that's a boy right there. >> saying we have to get good communication and try to work together, everything is going to be much better. >> reporter: nice florida weather gives everyone some hope
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for this team. manager pete mackanin, his goal, finishing .500. >> i'm going to stay very positive and upbeat and optimistic about our team. >> reporter: so, to answer that question, you heard it, freddy galvis. coming up at 6:00, we'll hear from the two veteran bats that add to the lineup, and that is howie kendrick and michael sanders. also news on freddy galvis. live in clearwater, florida, still 69 degrees, all good. back to you. >> you're playing around with us. you're in a jacket. what is this? >> reporter: it is a little breezy. a little breezy. palm trees rustling in the wind. >> thank you. go away now. >> enough. >> thank you for your live reports there in clearwater. >> good to see the t-shirts. erika, not feeling like spring at all tonight. >> i feel like john is rubbing
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it in a little bit, right? >> here's the deal, erin and keith. we will warm up nicely into the weekend but right now we are tracking a cold front, increasing winds and wind gusts. right now temperatures are mainly in the 30s and 40s. averaging out in lehigh valley in the upper 30s with a mix of sun and clouds. we did see light snow earlier and scattered showers moving through. delaware, 45 for you. for the most part, conditions are above the freezing mark. keep in mind, we do have those wind speeds that will make those feels-like temperatures a lot colder. i'll get to that in one moment. neighborhoods right now for the lehigh valley, notice we're seeing lots of 30s. allentown, 37 degrees for you. bethlehem seeing upper 30s. nazareth currently at 36 degrees. the pa suburbs seeing lots of 30s as well. we're keeping it above the freezing mark. westchester above 39. malvern, 38. west bradford township, 38
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degrees. overall, a pretty mild afternoon and evening. however, keep in mind, we are behind a frontal boundary. temperatures will start to drop. warren ton, 38. new hope at 40 degrees. be sure to look at the bottom of your screen for your local seven-day most accurate treatment. radar image picking up on that cold front sweeping down. you can see those showers are pushing off. the low to the northeast. good news is everything is clearing. the not so great news would be increasing wind speeds coming out of the northwest. that tells us we do have colder air sliding into place. 28-mile-an-hour wind speeds for wilmington. 31 for atlantic city. definitely an increase in those wind speeds and wind gusts. what does that mean for those feels-like temperatures? it feels like allentown, 25 degrees for you. doylestown, 27. along with westchester. we get this going. we pause this later tonight at 9:00 p.m. feels like it's mainly in the
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20s. certainly below the freezing mark. by midnight we're seeing lots of teens out there for the feels-like temperatures. early tomorrow morning getting ready for work and school, it will feel like 14 in allentown. 18 in philly. swedes borrow, 17 degrees. my recommendation is be sure you bundle up. 8:00 a.m., same deal there because of the cold front and stronger wind speeds and wind gusts. hour by hour wind gusts, we timed this out for you. they start to increase quite a bit through the overnight hours. the great news is they start to deminimumish but that's not until tomorrow. but the better news would be what to expect for this upcoming weekend. we are seeing 60s on saturday. mid-60s on sunday with a mix of sun and clouds. overnight lows for tonight, mainly in the 20s. your ten-day on 10 brings us a new warm-up. notice we're tracking potential for increasing clouds. later next week. let's not focus on that. let's focus on 60s for the weekend. back to you, keith. in delaware county, a chance to break ain guinness world recd
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for a good cause. students, staff and alumni are collecting donations for new socks for the homeless. they hope to collect the most pairs of socks by 8:00 p.m. to break the current record of 2,459. >> we worked with the joy of socks, which is a local organization that collects socks for the homeless. and we decided that we were going to collect the most socks. we're going to break a world record. we've been working with guinness. today we're hoping to collect 2500 socks in eight hours. >> this is all part of the university's 60th anniversary celebration. it is tourist season, right around the corner for philly's most popular historic sites. but this year the national park service could face a new challenge when it comes to handling those big summer crowds. we'll explain next all new at 5:00. coming up on "nbc10 news" at 6:00 -- new video of a laundromat robbery. why police think it's part of a
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comcast business. built for business. welcome back. lester holt joins us from nbc studios in new york. >> he has a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." >> good evening. the president points the finger of blame for why he forced out his national security adviser. also late word on why his choice
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for labor secretary just bowed out and how an old oprah winfrey clip may have played a role. the science that may allow doctors to predict autism within a child's first year of life. we'll tell you more when we see you for "nbc nightly news." >> we'll see you at 6:30. thanks, lester. new at 5:00, a federal hiring freeze is creating some uncertainty for national parks around the country. >> we wanted to find out what this means when it comes to seeing some of our areas' most popular historic sites. we found the answer still isn't quite clear. >> welcome to the city of brotherly love. >> reporter: even a chilly day in february, you'll find people at philadelphia's independence national historic park. >> just out here on a business trip. had a little time off. thought i'd check it out. >> the hearts of the history of the united states. >> reporter: last year more than 5 million visitors from 76 counties and all 50 states came to see the liberty bell, independence hall and the other
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historic sites in this one-square mile. >> we have congress -- >> reporter: this year a hiring freeze for federal employees could create challenges when it comes to getting enough workers to handle the big summer crowds. in the past, many parks around the country start hiring for those positions around this time of year. >> we want to make sure we can accommodate the increased visitation. >> reporter: the public affairs officer of independence park says their busiest time is usually between may and september. >> we anticipate a quick resolution to this matter so we can start hiring seasonal employees. >> reporter: just days after president trump signed the hiring freeze, the white house announced seasonal workers may be exempt. still, there are questions. at this point, the park service is waiting for cues from washington. >> pr and communications to get the guidance we need to start moving forward. >> now, i reached out to the office of management and budget about if and when our parks can start hiring. i haven't heard back. nbc10 news at 6:00 is next.
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here is jim rosenfield and jacqueline london. coming up at 6:00 -- former prisoners and mothers and they're turning their lives around. >> how they're getting a second chance with a special graduation tonight. also new at 6:00 -- ticket trouble for philadelphia's top cop. how his car landed him a fine. and we're already noticing those winds picking up. they strengthen into your thursday. a look at how high gusts go and a much warmer weekend forecast.
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criminal action. it's a criminal act. >> president trump calls out leaks from inside his administration as more changes come to his cabinet. drug dealing dispatchers. the people who answer the phone when you call 911 charged with buying and selling on the job. brazen robbery inside a laundromat caught on camera. now police believe it's part of a bigger problem. turmoil in the trump administration. we're following several developments out of washington tonight. thank you for joining us. i'll jacqueline london. >> i'm jim rosenfield. one of trump's cabinet nominees jumped out. andrew puzder withdrew his nomination for secretary of labor this afternoon. some republicans were concerned he hired an undocumented worker as a housekeeper.
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puzder says he didn't know she was illegal. >> his withdrawal comes as the ink is not even dry on michael flynn's resignation. today the president attacked the media and leaks from inside his administration. >> documents and papers that were illegally, i stress that, illegally leaked. it's a criminal action. criminal act. >> meanwhile, democrats increasing their call for an independent investigation into president trump's ties with russia. today u.s. senators cory booker of new jersey and tom carper of delaware were among the group calling on attorney general jeff sessions to appointment an independent special council. >> we found mixed reviews about what people found about president trump's relationship with

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