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better. there's nobody really out there. not a lot of big delays. watch for construction on betsy ross bridge eastbound, the ramp to richmond street is to close still. that will be closed until çmay. obviously something you want to plan into your morning commute. 422. most of the construction is lifted out of the way right now. watch for possible lane restrictions 202 or trooper road headed eastbound. eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, or obviously westbound, still an eight-minute trip with speeds into the 60s. the 42 freeway in deptford, northbound right in here, no problems 0 are delays towards the philadelphia area. this is around route 41. no problems headed northbound or if you're also heading to 295. we're good to go even through the work zone. more updates in the next ten. new this morning, four people are in the hospital following an accident on route 1 in philadelphia. police say three cars were involved in the crash around 11:30 near henry avenue in east
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falls. all lane were shut down while crews cleared the scene. 5:00 a.m. now to a developing story. there's just one hour until verizon employees plan to walk off the job and on to the picket lines. more than 36,000 workers are promising to strike after months of working without a contract. two unions, communications workers of america and the international brotherhood of electrical workers represent verizon land line and cable workers from mass pass to virginia. the unions say that verizon wants to freeze pensions, make layoffs easier and rely more on contract workers. verizon says with higher medical costs, there are health care issues that need to be addressed. verizon says it also has thousands of nonunion employees trained and ready to fill in. also new this morning, a major milestone in the fight against cancer is happening right now. >> the university of pennsylvania is part of an elite group of cancer research centers taking part. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for us outside the abrahamson cancer center in university city with
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detail on a new multimillion dollar initiative. good morning, katy. >> good morning, vai and tracy. this is big news. we're talking about $250 million. this grant comes from shawn parker, who's a big name in the social media world and now in the cancer research one. this focus, his focus, parker's focus comes on the heels of vice president joe biden, his visit the vice president met with researchers at the university of pennsylvania in january, touting his national initiative to fight cancer. now, this new announcement that just came down, means that top doctors here at penn and at half a dozen other cancer centers nationwide will work side by side with drugmakers to develop vaccines to fight and cure cancer. in the past it was difficult to forge this union because researchers would closely guard their work until published and drugmakers would fiercely protect their money-making discoveries. parker whose co-founder of the file sharing site napster predicts they will make progress
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against three or four cancer types in the next several years. coming up in the next hour, we'll take a close look at how patients who are being treated here at penn will specifically benefit from this infusion of money and focus. reporting live in university city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> katy, thank you. union workers in atlantic city are fighting for a bill to keep their contracts in place. the new jersey state afl/cio and public workers union led a march from caesar's casino to city hall yesterday. the workers believe a bill introduced last week will help the city recover from economic woes without breaking their collective bargaining contracts. governor chris christie supports a state takeover which allows the nullifying of contracts an a sell-off of city assets. >> obviously the state wants to come in and break our contracts. we feel that there's other ways to get it done.
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>> last week atlantic city workers got their last paycheck until early may. meanwhile, according to, the christie administration is threatening to close atlantic city schools if the city does not make payments to the school district. the state education commissioner told the senate yesterday he doesn't know when it will happen but said the process has already begun. it's 5:04. the neshaminy school district is closing two bucks county elementary schools, despite a plea from parents lastç night. they voted to close lower southampton elementary in feasterville and oliver elementary in langhorne. next year, students will be sent to other schools in the district. happening today, the philadelphia fun who was pulled over and charged with drunk driving will be in court. >> the case could be resolved today. nbc 10's deanna durante is live in washington township, gloucester county where the court hearing is schedule. good morning, deanna.
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>> reporter: good morning, vai and tracy. sister kimberly miller was out of the classroom since november when video of her arrest surfaced. on the tape you see her stumble as she's asked to perform field sobriety tests. she appears to be animated and later video shows her giving investigators a breathalyzer. police say she was driving at two times the legal limit. police say miller backed her car in a meineke in the early morning hours of november 7th and kept on driving. police video shows them carrying a bottle of wine from her car. the little flower teacher has been on leave from the classroom since november. the archdiocese of philadelphia released a statement back then saying that the incident didn't involve any students, didn't happen on school property, however, an online petition has been moving forward since november with more than 2,000 signatures asking for miller's return to the classroom. again, she's expected to be in court here in washington township later on this
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afternoon. reporting live in washington township, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. meanwhile, new information on an american airlines co-pilot from our area who police say tried to fly drunk. john mcguire is scheduled to be arraigned in michigan. this is video showing his arrest last month. police say he had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. mcguire is from chadds ford. he's charged with operating an aircraft under the influence. philadelphia's proposed ç sugary drink tax took center stage last night. hundreds showed up and agreed on one thing that philadelphia should be providing better services to are children but the fight is over how to pay pore it. mayor jim kenney proposed taxing distributors 3 cents per ounce on sugary drinks to raise money for initiatives like universal pre-k and revitalizing community centers.
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neighbors are worried that the tax will be passed down to them. >> you see corporations that you're taxing, soda. i see families that have bills, that have mortgages. >> i understand that there will be jobs lost but there will also be more jobs gained because we'll have a better educated system. >> details for the next community forum have not been released but the public will have more opportunities to testify on the budget at city hall. today is your chance to learn more about the candidates for penls attorney general. they'll be answering questions from media members in. on the republican side, state senator john rafferty who represents chester county and parts of montgomery county and berks county is facing joe peters. he's a former scranton police officer and state prosecutor who once serve as kathleen kane's official spokesman. here are the democratic candidates, northampton county district attorney john
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morganelli, commissioner josh shapiro and allegheny county district attorney stephen zappala jr. last week, nbc 10 and our own tracy davidson hosted a debate between the democratic candidates right here in our nbc 10 studios. watch that entire debate on the nbc 10 app or just logon to the westbound, website. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> eight minutes after 5:00. it is a chilly one this morning and the numbers are still coming down. the chill, though, will ease with bright sunshine. in fact, brilliant sunshine. barely a cloud in the sky for our area. and the next several days we'll see temperatures climbing. this weekend, 70s will arrive. nice warmup for the weekend. this morning-ç though, it's a cooldown. 37 degrees in allentown. northeast philadelphia now down to 36 degrees. atlantic city is even getting in on the cooler morning at 34. dry for beach avenue. no sign of any wet weather today.
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not going to see a repeat of yesterday morning. it will start off dry and with clear skies. that's part of why it's so much colder this morning. pottstown at 33 degrees. wilmington in the 30s. you'll even find 30s in cape may county. cape may reporting 39 degrees inland, woodbine and ocean view both at 38. the atlantic city marina is in the low 40s. mullica township, drops down to 36 degrees and it's still falling at this hour. en is's not up for another hour and 20 minutes. stand by. we will see sunshine, though, satellite just a few high clouds to the north. those are going to fizzle. nice warmup during the day today after you get that jacket this morning. you'll need the sunglasses, 51 degrees in the pocono mountains, 57 in quakertown, allentown at 59. the wind will stay light through the day. what little breeze we feel during the day will come out of the north/northeast, 50s for doylestown, trenton and mt. holly.
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without that wind we would pop into the 60s in each of those locations. inland, it's a warmer afternoon for vineland and dover, near 60 degrees for philadelphia, drexel hill and wilmington. the weekend, yes, there it is. the big warmup. sunday we'll be in the 70s. saturday doesn't look too bad either, up to 66 degrees. the seven-day forecast details when i'm back in ten minutes. 5:10. this is like watching cat video online. i sit here and watch that all day long. >> jessica boyington watches all these cameras. >> i watch them all day long. >> you have to. >> i watch them all day long. i don't want to hear it, vai. he enjoys it, though. i enjoy it, too. we're doing okay on the vine street expressway, either direction. we're not closed for construction. a good thing andç some good ne before you head out the door. here's around 8th street in our cameras.
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no problems. right here is headed eastbound, 295, no problems headed westbound right here. some construction signs in the way. that's not setting anybody back, of course. definitely something that's been there for quite some time, several months for these ongoing construction projects. once you get to 95, a lot of construction there. the off ramp is close from 95 to girard, and 95 northbound to allegheny. headed southbound or northbound with the drive times not affected, of course, this is ongoing construction. something that needs to become part of your morning commute for a little while. here's the white horse pike in berlin cross keys road. no major problems here. roads are dry and traffic moving along just fine. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. not even a cement wall can stop some thieves. check out this video from hatfield, montgomery county. find out what the two burglars were after. clean and pristine now but it didn't always look this way. next, wait until you hear how
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much trash was taken off of new jersey's beaches.
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delaware county will make history, darby township will swear in the first african-american female chief ever in pennsylvania. regina price will be sworn in tonight. price will leave the darby township police department after a 29-year career in florida where she rose through the ranks to become a mather in 2011. philadelphia police are on the hunt for whoever stole two
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mausoleum doors from the laurel hills cemetery in fairmont park. the stolen doors are similar to these. investigators tell us someone took the $25,000 doors earlically yesterday morning.ç ty a look at this new surveillance individual crow. it shows two burglars breaking into a recycling building. they try to break into the steel casing of a machine once inside. they're apparently going to steel scrap metal. they were unsuccessful, though. if you have information about the suspects, please call police. the fbi is trying to find out who made off with several andy warhol prints after a museum heist in missouri. take a look. you probably recognize these iconic campbell soup cans. they were created in 1968. they are valued at just less than $500,000. police say seven of the ten prints were snatched from museum walls. investigates say there are no security guards at the museum
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after hours when the prints were stolen. police are offering a $25,000 reward. happening today, the teenager who made national headlines for the affluenza defense after a deadly drunk driving crash is back in court. ethan couch could be sentenced to four months many jail. he was originally sentenced to ten years probation after killikil killing four people in a drunk driving crash. couch did not get jail time after his lawyers argued he was irresponsible because of his family's wealth. couch ended up back in jail after he fled to mexico with his mother. zmnchs a volunteer group in south jersey found much more than they bargained for while cleaning the shore t. wasn't pretty. beachgoers left behind a lot of not so typical items. they saw everything from a rug to a mattress, toilet, sink. other items include a bottle of wine, beer keg, a rubber brain
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and birth control pills. they collected more than 332,00 pieces of debris. these mosaics were madeç from e trash they collected. let's check conditions on the blue route. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching that. >> it looks okay. most of the majors are doing okay. a lot of the construction cleared out of the way during the 5:00 hour. here is the blue route right around germantown pike on ramp right in here, no problems or delays. that area, construction to watch out for, though. over in exton, route 100 southbound between ship road and shoen road. here's the new jersey turnpike right around the delaware
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memorial bridge in carneys point township. the rest of the area bridges are okay, too. checked in with the ben frank n franklin, the walt, no delays and no scheduled openings for the tacony palmyra and the burlington bristol. more updates when i'm back in the next ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 18 minutes after 5:00. the temperatures have really come down with clear skies and little wind and dry conditions. no sign of any wet weather today. yesterday we cleared out nicely. today we'll be clear from the get-go. which means 42 at the airport. that's philadelphia international. 19 degrees colder than yesterday. that's one of the warmest spots. it's in the 30s in cape may. a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. we'll see sunshine on that camera. right now we're seeing the temperatures drop, 30s for wilmington. look at wrightstown at 32 degrees. toms river actually just came up 4 degrees. it had dropped into the 20s,
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just above freezing for doylestown and pottstown and camden county, haddonfield is below freezing. pennsauken, closer to the river is at 39 degrees and just into the very low 30s for voorhees. glendora at 36 degrees this morning. the wind has died down. the wind chill is not a factor and clouds won't be a problem either. this radar screen completely clear for our area.ç rain and snow moving through the midwest, wisconsin and michigan. that willcompletely fall apart and miss us. the forecast is looking like sunglasses. sunny skies, light wind, the north/northeasterly winds at 5 to 10 miles an hour. that's the colder air that will come into play. that beguns a warming trend that will continue as we head into the weekend. a carbon copy on friday.
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remember what those are like? >> yes. >> saturday, 66. cut and paste. now it's cut and paste for friday. friday, then saturday warmer, look at the warmup for sunday and monday, upper 70s monday afternoon. and near 70 degrees on tuesday. >> thank you, bill. passover begins next friday at sundown. some people in northeast philadelphia are celebrating the jewish holiday early. today they'll hold a special preholiday seder at the jewish community center. passover lasts for eight days and commemorates the freedom of the israelites from egyptian slavery. 40,000 runners already have their bibs for the broad street run. nbc 10 is giving two lucky winners their own bibs for the race. i think it's the only place you can get them. enter the nbc 10 sweepstakes by going to, click on the
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contest tab. the deadline is this sunday, april 17th. race day is just 26 days away. you don't have that much more time to train and get ready. nbc 10 and telemundo 62 will broadcast the entire race start to finish. wire to wire. child's play has at least one adult in philadelphia's mayfair section very upset. >> i don't know how somebody could be so spiteful to a little boy who's just having fun. >> ahead in our next half hour, hear what this mom had to say about hateful words written about her son. next, free college? if could soon be the law for delaware students. hear exactly who would qualify under a brand new proposal.
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5:24. teens looking for jobs in wilmington have another place to turn. the summer youth employment program is accepting applications for people ages 14 to 20 years old. governor jack markell announced legislation that could expand scholarships that provide two years of free college to delaware students. the s.e.e.d. program stands to student excellence equals degree. it's available to in-state students who graduate and maintain a minimum 2.5 gpa.
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google is helping you set your goals and traying to find ways to achieve them. landon dowdy is here in this morning's cnbc business news to explain. landon? >> hi there, tracy. good morning. google unveiling a new calendar today. it's allowing people to program that their aspirations. the feature is called bold. it will help you find gaps for exercise. you choose from goals such as exercise or me time. it maps out a ask schedule and the goal can be completed or not which helps the program work on a better schedule over time. over on wall street, the markets look to extend the gain. energy stocks were boosted by a big gain in oil prices.ç crude is at its highest level of the year.
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the dow rising 164 points to 17,721. the nasdaq up 38 to 4,872. tracy, back over to you. >> landon dowdy, thank you. talk to you tomorrow. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. 5:26. 43 degrees. there's colder air around. parts of the area have dropped down to freeze this morning. that's a clear view from the comcast center in center city. your hour by hour forecast is just ahead. let's see what's happening on the roads. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. >> we're watching a lot of our majors today. we're pretty much still in the green all across the board. right now we're looking live at route 309 around the pa turnpike. looks nice out there. get out the door before we start seeing delays. i'll have updates for you on construction when i come back. next at 5:30, hateful words, a philadelphia mom explains why this letter about her son left
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her in tears. narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden
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endorsed katie mcginty for us senate? because she's a "champion for working families." katie mcginty will take on the republicans and protect social security and medicare. and mcginty will work for equal pay for women - because families depend on it. for the april 26th democratic primary, president obama supports katie mcginty. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn to get ahead.
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this is nbc 10 news. verizon strike. thousands of workers plan to walk off the job this morning. we'll explain what they're fighting for and what the company is doing to keep the strike from impacting customers. student impostor.
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this 23-year-old man was arrested in harrisburg for attending public school and now some of the charges against him are being dropped. we're off to a chilly start this wednesday morning.  in the 30s and 40s right now. 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in meteorologist bill henley. math wasn't my strong suit but i believe we're 18 degrees cooler today than we were yesterday. >> some spots even colder than that. the big variation comes with clear skies and very little wind. the wind has died down this morning. this is a live view from the nbc 10 studios. we're still about an hour away from sunrise this morning. 36 in northeast philadelphia. low 40s at the airport. but most of the area is colder than that. pottstown is down to 33 degrees right now. a colder start but sunshine on tap for the entire day today. sunny skies, 7:00, 41 degrees.


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