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light snow for your morning commute. >> thanks. to wilmington, delaware, 495, the southbound ramp to dupont highway, that's actually been block for most of the morning. again, that should be clearing around this time. same going for the bellmawr construction out in new jersey. the 76 ramp northbound is fine. both sides are blocked, 168 to black horse pike, that's blocked as well. that ramp to get you to 295 that is blocked and supposed to clear around this time. we'll keep checking in there, either way, even if it's getting picked up at this exact moment, watch for construction crews in the area. here's route 38 at morristown, new jersey, and east and westbound on route 38 looking good for now. we'll have updates for you and checking with more of the majors in p.a. when i come back. now to that breaking news out of south jersey. take a look at the damage caused
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by a car that slammed into the house in salem county this morning. it happened in penns grove where police were chasing the driver of that car before arrest. nbc10's katy zachry is live at the scene. katy, a search under way? >> reporter: yes, vai and rosemary. they are looking for the driver who did this. that's because, as you said, he ran from the scene here behind me. he didn't just leave the scene, but he left an injured person inside that car. now, the couple who lives inside this home on east line street in penns grove we're told is okay. they're in their 70s. and they were in a different part of the house when this happened according to their son. police say that they tried to stop the dark colored sedan earlier in the night, but the driver kept going, so a chase ensued and it only came to an end after the car crashed into the sides of this house. officers say five people were inside the car. and a girl sitting in the front seat slammed her head into the
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windshield. the son of the couple that lives here rushed to the scene to see how his parents are doing. >> they hit the house, they hit it in the right spot. just took out the corner. >> reporter: as far as the driver of the vehicle that did this damage behind me, police say they are looking for that person right now. they believe they know who it is, but they have not wanted to release the information quite yet. i'm going to check back in with them and see if we have any new information coming up in the next half hour when i see you at 5:30. reporting live in penns grove, katy zachry, nbc10 news. also breaking overnight, hawaii has become the first state to sue to top president donald trump revised travel ban. the state says the ban will harm its muslim population and foreign students and it will hurt tourism. the president's first travel
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ban, the justice department is not commenting on the suit. to south jersey where leaders of several state organizations are coming together to show their support for local undocumented immigrants. they gathered yesterday outside of camden city hall to demand that. >> there are children, they're afraid when they come home from school their parents won't be there. >> even though you see us here, i am a little bit afraid for my parents, not so much for myself, but for my parents. >> rally brought together members of the christian, jewish and muslim faith. the cia and fbi are racing to find out who's behind the bombshell release of documents by wikileaks. two intelligence sources tell nbc news that russia is a suspect because of its ties to wikileaks. nbc news has also learned that the documents contain sensitive information about the cia's
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tools of hacking. and fbi released five of the documents it claims were stolen from the spy agency. the cia can turn your personal devices into eavesdropping tools. at least 30 people are dead after gunman disguised as hospital workers. all four isis gunmen were killed. today, in chester county, jury selection will get under way in the trial of accused cop killer eric frein. frein is charged with killing corporal brian dixon and wounding another. frein led police on a 48-day man hunt before u.s. marshals caught him about 30 miles from the shooting scene. the publicity surrounding frein's case the state supreme court ordered that the jury be
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chosen in chester county and then be bugsed to the pike county courthouse starting next month. a new jersey man charged with sexually assaulting a child he met in an online chat room. prosecutors say he assaulted a 14-year-old girl in her berks county home when they are parents were away. a 2-year-old boy is some critical position after police say his mother caused him to fall from the second story in north philadelphia. the mother jumped from the windows. they're not sure if the mother held him as she jumped. a neighborhood said she tried to help. >> i don't want to look at it like that. >> neighbors say the woman was hanging from the same window the day before threatening to harm herself and her child. both are in the hospital this morning. u.s. senator bob casey is calls for more funding to fight
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the opioid crisis. senator casey says progress is being made in washington, but more work still needs to be done. >> we know a few things with sernts. good treatment works, that's number one. number two, good treatment takes a long time. and a long time means it's expensive. >> senator casey also says the funding would be used to prevent overdose deaths by making narcan more available to everybody. on this thursday morning, some delaware students are getting a chance to walk on mars. it's actually a big map of mars. students at jenny smith elementary school in newark used the map for two weeks to learn about science. the teacher got the map from the buzz aldrin space foundation. >> so excited walking around the school this week, hearing the conversation of the kids and the 24u abou enthusiasm about it. i have to say this is the highlight of my career.
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>> number one rule for the kids -- well, you have to take your shoes off before you walk on the map. in montgomery county, members of the globetrotters spent the day playing with legos. they had a friendly competition with the kids in the soon to open lego center. there you go. legos in one hand, ball in the other. >> the globetrotters saturday night at temple university. i'm "first alert" meteorologist erika martin with your most accurate forecast. weather headlines for today include temperatures above normal. we're going to see 60s for the most part across the delaware valley for upper 50s. by tonight, p.m. clouds develop west to east. also tracking rain, wintery mix for the lehigh valley. looks like by tomorrow morning, for the a.m. commute, we could see light snow for everybody. so, on friday, a.m. wintry mix with light snow.
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give yourself extra time for that commute. heads up now, because today we're going to have a very nice day, temperatures topping out in the 60s. but a big change by tomorrow and certainly for this weekend. cold blast in effect. single digits feels like temperatures by saturday. current temperature for philadelphia, 50 degrees. allentown seeing 50. 53 for mt. holly. while the average high temperature for today is 50, our forecasted high is 50 degrees. record high 82 degrees set back in 2016. sunrise, 6:22 a.m. sunset, 6:02 p.m. you be sure you enjoy the extra sunfor today. gentle to moderate breezes, 13-mile-per-hour wind speeds. 8 for wilmington, 5 for millville and 9 for philadelphia. winds are pretty mild, again, coming out of the west, not a big issue for right now sadd
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satellite radar image, keeping everything high and dry with a cold front well offshore. however, this next cold front dipping down from the northwest and that will dip our temperatures quite a bit by tomorrow where we drop into the 40s and 30s by saturday and sunday. hour-by-hour forecast picking up on the system we've been talking about all week long. notice by 11:00, 11:30, midnight by friday, we start tomorrow see wintry mix, sleet and rain showers moving into parts. lehigh valley. by early tomorrow morning, get ready for a commute. it's not going to be a whiteout, keep in mind there may be issues as far as visibility. and i do think we'll see sticking on grassy surfaces and areas that have not been treated. overnight lows pretty much in the 30s. so, a comfortable night but these temperatures pretty much indicative of what it's going to look like by this weekend. expected high on saturday, 33
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degrees. 35 on sunday. do not forget to spring forward on sunday morning 2:00 a.m. possibly some snow. back to you. all right, thank you, erika, ten minutes past 5:00 a.m. you use the vine to come to work, don't you? >> i do. when i come in this shift, frequently, i'm stopped, detoured ten minutes late. >> let's find out what's happening on the vine, jessica? >> a whole lot of nothing. last week, we didn't have any construction on the vine. this week, didn't see any either. we've been having a good run so far. these are the cameras around 8th street. moving towards the schuylkill. eastbound towards 95. not seeing any problems or delays. center city, also watching the p.a. turnpike, you can see we're green here. 23 minutes at the most headed from route 1 to valley forge.
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from eastbound to westbound side of turnpike are just fine. the bridge is closed for that structural repair for sometime in april. remember that connects the new jersey turnpike and the p.a. turnpike still closed. rosemary, back to you. >> thanks, jess. 5:11 on this thursday. a south jersey police chief is under fire. several of his own officers are making the accusations. what they say their boss did to them and what they're doing now to try and stop it. also ahead, too close for comfort, living on the water, you'd expect to see plenty of action out there, right? for one couple, an encounter with a cruise ship was too much at this point.
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on capitol hill overnight, republicans on a house committee voted to repeal penalties on people who don't have health insurance and to end subsidies to buy insurance. nbc reports from washington on efforts to get all gop lawmakers on board with the republican
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proposal. >> reporter: the most conservative of the republican party blasted the american health care act. >> this needs to be changed in a dramatic way for it to have a chance to pass in my judgment. >> reporter: the plan didn't go far enough to end medicaid entitlements and give away too much to offset tax premiums. >> president was very clear that said this bill is open to negotiation. that's exactly right. the bill as written is not go together pass the senator. >> reporter: but still, trump reached out to cruz. and taking it on a selling campaign this weekend to local stations around the nation. >> it takes us back to the right direction on american health care built on consumer choice. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan says he has the votes to pass the plan and will have it on the president's desk by easter. >> this is an all hands on deck base you know what, we all ran
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on repealing and replacing obamacare. >> reporter: democrats also opposed the plan. >> this is a bad joke. >> reporter: but so far let the conservative members of the republican matter make the most noise. house speaker paul ryan says the congressional budget score on how much the plan will cost will come beginning of next week. edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. >> and hospitals throughout the garden state says it does not support the republicans' new health care plan. the new jersey hospital association has stiff concerns. saying there are too many unknowns to the gop proposal and they worry how it will affect 800,000 new jersey residents ensured through the affordable care act. to south jersey where a police chief is favoring a legal fight with his own officers. mark cavallo is accused of sexual harassment, intimidation and creating a hostile work environment. and this is not the first time he's faced these allegations.
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in a 17-page court filing, four officers say the chief has failed in his duties to protect. and said he invaappropriately spoke toor touched the officersn an improper way. some haden township residents we spoke to tell us their concerns. >> there is fire where the moak is now been alleged but the courts will find that out. >> this filing comes a year and a half after officer jason demeant sued on similar grounds alleging that he asked him to talk dirty and run away with him. they're investigating the allegations and they were unaware of the officers' complaints until they filed paperwork. the township also tells nbc10 that they will continue to look into this. well, a couple in florida say a cruise ship got too close
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for comfort at their water front home. take a look at how close that celebrity cruise ship drifted on friday. the wife filmed on her cell phone as the husband screamed for the ship to stop. >> never seen anything that close. never to where the ship has had to stop, put itself in reverse and back out into the channel. >> royal caribbean the parent company of celebrity cruises said in a statement that the ship was in the assigned channel at all times. the statement adds that the ship's operator did not put guests or crew at risk. still, just a little too close. >> yeah. it makes me wonder whether in miami if there's a person in the morning that does ship traffic. >> right. >> not an issue for us. >> i'll take that job, in miami. that's fine. but right now, we're going to watch the 42 freeway. right around the deptford area, right around route 41.
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northbound where the traffic is headed towards philadelphia, doing fine right now. and getting ready for construction in the bellmawr area, the 295 northbound ramp, black horse pike, and the northbound ramp to 295 were closed this morning because of construction but they're reopened now. and watch for leftover construction crew in the area in case that might be a dangerous situation if anybody is walking around out there. wilmington, this just cleared watch for the construction crew in the area as well. 495, southbound ramp, dupont highway, that's clear at the 5:00 mark as well. out in abington, around wannamaker road and baeder road. police activity on the scene as well. vai and rosemary, back to you, guys. >> thank you, jessica. 19 minutes past 5:00 a.m. on this thursday. let's get a look at the weather. >> we're loving the weather today.
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>> we are. it's march, right? >> it is, but you know what, it's going to take a turn. >> today is all i'm concerned about. >> let's let meteorologist erika martin give us the good and the bad. >> we have temperatures mainly in the 50s. today, we're going to top out in the 50s and 60s. temperatures above average for this time of year, rosemary. now, we do have cold temperatures behind the secondary cold front moving from the northwest to the southeast. right now, a lovely shot outside. mostly clear skies. sunrise at 6:22 a.m. get ready for that, a nice long day on tap. philadelphia right now, we're seeing temperatures pretty much in the 50s across the entire delaware valley. notice we'll see a shift in the wind southwesterly at 10 miles per hour. in neighborhoods right now in and around philadelphia seeing lots of 50s. andorra, 53 degrees. parkwood, 53. and currently 51 degrees.
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temperatures comfortable to start this thursday morning. neighborhoods right now, mainly in the 50s. coil fields, 42. thorn at 53, lumberton also seeing low 50s. robbinsville 52, hopewell township currently at 49 degrees. satellite and radar image, it's high sand dry righand dry right. tracking a system on its way. a cold front will be here soon. that means temperatures will start to decline later tonight into tomorrow. and certainly by the weekend. and, we are tracking some wintry mix and some light snow, especially for the early morning commute tomorrow. no issues for this morning. in fact, it will be pretty easy as far as weather is concerned. hour-by-hour forecast starting and pausing at 11:30 p.m., notice we're seeing the introduction of wintry mix.
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sleet, light rain moving through parts of the lehigh valley, including bucks county as we get going early tomorrow morning. a lot of us getting ready to go to work and school. light snow including bucks county, montgomery county, philadelphia county as well. and then by later tomorrow, it looks like everybody will see light snow. the good news is this. temperatures have been warm for the past couple of days. a lot of this will is not stick. possibly on grassy surfaces. just keep in mind, you may have issues with visibility early tomorrow morning. in the meantime, vai and rosemary, enjoy today. our temperatures top out in the 60s. back to you. an expansion at kalahari resorts and suspension in the poconos has turned it into the country's largest indoor water park. the park is showing off its eight new water slides and the longer lazy river. it also added a wave pool and more than 500 new guest rooms. >> former vice president joe
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biden is a big sports fan. we've seen him plenty of times but he's also rooting on a hometown favorite. in the next half hour, see what he sent to say former delaware county basketball star. also, we're number one, philadelphia international airport gets top honors in a new national study. just ahead it has nothing to do with flying anywhere.
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st. patrick's day right around the corner and it will help a lot of businesses cash in. landon dowdy is here with this morning's cnbc business report. good morning, landon. >> hey, rosemary. retailers are hoping you celebrate just in time for st. patrick's day. expecting it to reach a record $3.5 billion. 100 million americans say they play to celebrate, up to $38 a person. that's up to $35 from last year.
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80% plan to wear green. 31% make a special dinner. >> on wall street, a losing streak after stockings ds dippe lower. the first time since january. it will be the biggest drag on oil prices, down more than 5%. in the surge of new inventory. and the concern over a global supply drug. and the dow down 69 points. the nasdaq inches up 3. back to you. >> landon dowdy at cnbc. thanks a lot, landon. 5:27 this thursday. we continue to follow breaking news out of south jersey. coming up next -- it started as a police chase, it turned into a car crash and now an ongoing search. we'll explain. also, playing with numbers or playing with fire? coming up, phillies fans may be upset with what happened with
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