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beautiful it is. we'll have local updates throughout the morning. you can always get news, weather, and traffic on the nbc10 app. good morning. breaking overnight. police identify the gunman who burst into an elementary school classroom in california, killing his estranged wife and a young boy before taking his own life. >> can you identify if the victim is a student or employ? >> it's both. >> this morning, the family member claiming the teacher was so afraid of her husband, she went into hiding. why was he let into the school? yes or nyet? will vladimir putin meet with rex tillerson on his way to moscow, as we speak. or will he get the cold shoulder? with tensions between our two countries at the highest in years, what's our message to the russians? fuel to the firestorm.
united's ceo defends having a man dragged off a flight for refusing to give up his seat. >> look what you did to him. >> this morning, why the airline is placing blame on the passenger. and "today" exclusive. the good samaritan. a tulane student shot in the stomach trying to save a woman from an attacker. how peter gould survived and the harrowing moment he will see for the first time today, tuesday, april 11th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. we're so happy to have peter gold here. it's hard to believe he has never seen the video we just showed. >> we use the expression, they're lukey to be alive.
peter gold is a young whman whos lucky to be alive. we'll talk to him later on. we want to get to the terrible shooting in san bernadino, california. we're learning about the gunman and the victim. g gadi schwartz has the latest. >> reporter: they say she especially loved teaching children with autism and those with special needs. >> we got three down. >> reporter: over the police radio, a shooting call from inside a special needs classroom. the first reports of chaos inside north park elementary school. >> can you advise if the victim is a student or an employee? >> it's both. it's both. >> can you say the injuries on the child? >> it's a head injury. >> two victims with severe trauma. >> reporter: sed red sick anderson killed his wife of two months in front of her own
students. >> it's a husband of the employee. >> reporter: within seven minutes, police storming the school, evacuating 500 terrified students. >> i want to see them and just hug them. >> reporter: while the desperate parents waited for world. >> i want my children. >> reporter: there were 15 students inside the classroom when anderson opened fire. two children who were behind the teacher were hit. 8-year-old jonathan martinez died from his wounds. a 9-year-old who was also shot is in stable condition this morning. other little ones traumatized by the horror they witnessed. >> i saw blood across the room. i ran as fast as i could. >> she lost a shoe. >> i lost a shoe. >> reporter: it's the second active shooter tragedy in san bernadino in a little over a year. 14 people were killed in a terrorist attack that shocked the nation. >> this is an absolutely tragic event. our hearts are broken, as is everyone else. >> reporter: anderson had checked in with the front office, saying he needed to drop something off for his wife.
>> there's no indication that the gun was visible on his arrival at the school. it wasn't until he came in the classroom that he presented the firearm. >> reporter: police say the couple had been estranged. this video from february, anderson talks about how much he loves his wife. >> i love my wife. she is making me really happy. she knows when to ignore me. that makes a happy marriage. >> reporter: one family member painting a different picture of the relationship. saying smith was scared of her husband and went into hiding when they separated but never filed a police report. now, her family is left to mourn her loss. >> i want to say that my mom, she was very special to a lot of people. >> reporter: and once again, the community of san bernadino coming together in the face of violence. apart from teaching at this school, family members say smith also volunteered at her church teaching children. meanwhile, investigators are now looking into the criminal history of anderson saying, he had an assault charge and a
weapons charge in 2013. but those were later dismissed. matt and savannah, back to you. >> awful. gadi schwartz, thank you. another major story. rex tillerson making his way to moscow for what are expected to be tense talks with russian officials. syria, the u.s. air strike there. russia's election meddling, all on the ajen to. we go live to moss toe in a moment. first, peter alexander joins us from the white house. good morning to you. >> reporter: secretary of state rex tillerson, en route to moscow is delivering a tough message for russia. arguing russia has to make a choice. either align itself with the u.s. and its allies or embrace the syrian regime and iran. as for the recent attack, secretary tillerson is making it clear, we cannot let this happen again. facing his first test as america's top diplomat. secretary of state rex tillerson set to arrive in moscow for
high-stakes talks with russia's foreign minister. previewing his message early this morning. >> we do not want the regime's uncontrolled stockpile of chemical weapons to fall into the hands of isis or other terrorist groups who could and want to attack the united states or our allies. >> reporter: just days after a massacre with chemical tillerson accusing russia of being complicit or incompetent, for failure to deliver on an agreement to destroy chemical weapons. the secretary of state reaffirming the decision to strike syria. >> rededicating ourselves to any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world. >> reporter: two senior military officials telling nbc news, it's not clear the russians were involved in the chemical attack. but u.s. officials are investigating. and at the very least, acknowledge the russians didn't stop the syrians.
the white house, not ruling out another strike against syria. but it is stirring up confusion with press secretary sean spicer warning assad's use of barrel bombs could trigger a future u.s. response. >> the sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this action again, we hold open the possibility of future action. >> reporter: but assad has been targeting civilians with barrel bombs that kill indiscriminately for years. spicer clarifying that nothing has changed in the u.s. policy. also looming over today's talks, moscow's meddling in the u.s. election, including possible links between russian operatives and trump associates. tillerson, a former chief executive at exxon mobil, knows the landscape. awarded by vladimir putin in 2013. now, as secretary of state, his harsh words for russia, a striking contrast to president
trump's hesitance to criticize putin. >> it would be great if we could get along with russia. it's not terrible. it's good. >> reporter: as for whether russia was complacent or incompetent when it comes to syria, tillerson this morning says, quote, the distinction doesn't matter much to the dead. also this morning, forceful comments from north korea. after the u.s. deployed a navy strike group towards the korean peninsula. the north's foreign ministry warning it would defend against what it calls reckless acts of aggression and hold the u.s. accountable. how? north korean officials saying with whatever methods the u.s. wants to take. matt and savannah, back to you. >> peter alexander at the white house. thank you very much. will secretary tillerson get a meeting with vladimir putin himself? nbc's chief global correspondent, bill neely, in moscow for us. what are you hearing? >> reporter: good morning,
savannah. one respective russian news source is suggesting that that meeting will take place. but the official kremlin position is, there is nothing on the agenda between vladimir putin and rex tillerson. maybe this is not the time for either man to be seen shaking the other's hand. there has been within the last few minutes a statement from the russian foreign ministry, hoping for productive talks with sergey lavrov. and monoting that russian/u.s. relations are at their most difficult since the cold war. the kremlin has been watching that g7 meeting carefully for signs of a united stand by the west. also, for any signs of what u.s. strategy going forward might be. and i think it is now quite clear that rex tillerson will deliver a message to the kremlin that russia must drop its support for president assad, that he is toxic. but this comes at the very moment when russia is doubling down on its military support for president assad. and of course, assad is winning
the war on -- in syria. so, this may not be something that russia is prepared to do. this was meant to be a talk about improving relations with russia. but that ended with the cruise missile strikes. these will be very, very difficult talks, indeed. savannah? matt? >> bill neely in position to cover them in moscow. thank you very much. here's a story you and your friends will be talking about. fallout is growing from a disturbing incident on a united airlines flight, where a passenger was dragged down the aisle after he refused to give up his seat. the video has exploded on social media. and the airline's reaction is sparking more outrage. tom costello covers aviation. tom, break it down for us. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. the ceo of united airlines has sent a letter to airline employees saying he emphatically stands by them. and he lies much of the blame for this incident on the passenger who was dragged out of the plane. he says he became uncooperative
and disruptive when he was told he would have to leave. and now, as you would expect, the airline is dealing with a public relations nightmare. this morning, the outrage is growing. a 69-year-old man forcibly removed from a united airlines flight sunday in chicago. >> my god. what are you doing? >> reporter: dragged out of his feet. hitting his face. >> look at what you did to him. >> reporter: and pulled down the aisle. >> he was bleeding from his nose and mouth area. he looked like he was unconscious. >> reporter: it started when a flight attendant asked for four volunteers to give up their seats so four crew members can fly to louisville. the airline said it offered up to $1,000 per passenger. united said it selected four passengers. three agreed. but the unidentified passenger refused, saying he was a doctor who needed to see patients. and got increasingly upset. >> he was yelling at the woman
saying, why did you pick me? are you profiling me because i'm chinese? >> reporter: the crew called police who pulled him out of his seat. [ yelling ] >> reporter: after being dragged from the plane, he suddenly returned, appearing disoriented and distraught. finally, he was taken away on a stretcher. united airlines ceo oscar munoz took to twitter saying, this is an upsetting event to all of us at united. i apologize and reaccommodate the passengers. twitter blew up. you knocked him out and dragged him off a plane, wrote down. if you fly united, that could be you, said another. the cleveland browns joe thomas tweeting, i had to reaccommodate someone once. they have suspended one officer involved, as the incident was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure. >> united can't manage their own people. and so, they drag off these
passengers. it's the customers come last. and united comes first. and it's a bad attitude. and that's totally anti-consumer. >> reporter: this morning, united airlines says it is reaching out to that affected customer. now, if you're asking, is it possible the airline can simply bump me off a plane when i have paid for the ticket and i'm sitting there? the answer is, yes. they can do that. it's agreed to when you buy your ticket. they have to compensate you depending on how long you're going to be inconvenienced, up to $1,350. back to you. >> they can. but should they? obviously, united is in crisis mode right now, tom. have you ever seen anything like this? >> reporter: another airline -- a group of airline employees from a competing airline just walked by me a moment ago and they shook their heads. we can't believe united has gotten themselves into another public relations mess. and this is where united is
right now. they've got a lot of people believing that the customer service is lacking. >> all right. i wonder what happens the next time they get on a plane and say we need volunteers. >> every hand goes up. >> or no hands go up again. tom, thank you very much. got new developments on what's becoming one of wall street's biggest scandals. wells fargo forcing two of its top former executives to pay back $75 million, after the bank admitted as many as 2 million accounts were opened for customers without their consent. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest on this. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. a just-released internal report blames wells fargo's management for pressuring employees to meet unrealistic sales goals. the report says the sales culture dates back 15 years. and blames top executives for dragging their feet, until that scandal spiraled out of control.
this morning, wells fargo is doing serious damage control, saying it's forcing two former top executives to return another $75 million in compensation. the so-called clawbacks, the largest in wall street history. >> when i look back, i should have and could have done some things differently. >> reporter: the bank's now ceo, tim sloan, speaking to cnbc, just after a newly-released internal report, pinned most of the blame of the scandal on former chief executive john stu stumpf and kerry toll stead. acroggressive sales management t created pressure on employees to sell unwanted or needed products to commerce. last year, wells fargo acknowledged its employees opened up 2 million checking and credit card accounts without authorization to meet sales goals. >> it was very frustrating. these are accounts i never opened. >> reporter: the bank agreed to
pay $185 million in fines and said it had fired 5,300 employees. >> we recognize now that we should have done more sooner. >> reporter: in september, stumpf was grilled by congress. >> your definition of accountable is to push the blame to your low-level employees who don't have the money for a fancy p.r. firm to defend themselves. it's gutless leadership. >> reporter: stollstead's attorneys released this statement. we strongly disagree with the report to lay blame with ms ms. tolstedt. >> we have more work to do in rebuilding trust with all of our stake holders and making things right with our customers. >> reporter: the second-largest bank in the u.s., trying to revamp its corporate culture. in addition to the fines, wells fargo recently settled a $110 million class-action lawsuit.
the bank remains under investigation by state and federal agencies. >> gabe, thank you very much. we have major developments to tell you about in a sex scandal that's rocked alabama's state capital. robert bentley resigned last night, rather than go through impeachment proceedings. he pled guilty to misdemeanor charges that arose, in an alleged affair with his adviser. legislators turned up the pressure on bentley. he will be replaced by kay ivy who was sworn in last night. how do you like carnival rides? >> i like them. >> look at this video. it's frightening video of a carnival ride that left a woman dangling by her ankles. in was in paris, on a ride called adrenaline, which is a giant swing. during the ride, the straps holding the woman to her seat failed.
onlookers gasps. at one point, almost hitting her head on a steel platform. eventually, she was rescued. amazingly not injured. carnival operators said they were shocked by what happened and the ride will be dismantled? >> would you get on it after that? >> no. get a check of the weather. hello, mr. roker. >> it was a gorgeous day up and down the eastern seaboard. in and out of the midwest. we have more fantastic temperatures to talk about. this building high pressure, jet stream up to the north. we may see records in boston, new york, philadelphia, maybe washington, d.c., as we roll on during the day today. for tomorrow, temperatures, 17 degrees above average in philadelphia, houston, two degrees. albuquerque, 73. and the warmth continues from the southwest coast all the way into the mid-atlantic, with temperatures anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above average. we're going to get to you
good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful morning and warm, sunny afternoon. it will feel like summer. record temperatures, 84. we'll tie the record for philadelphia and for delaware. that is likely to happen in the lehigh valley for allentown. 84 degrees this afternoon. look at the sunshine in new jerseyment at the shore, a sea breeze develops. so it's not going to be as warm, but still a beautiful day. in the suburbs, sunshine, 83 degrees later today.
>> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you very much. muc. still ahead, the former tulane medical student who was shot while trying to stop an attack on a woman in new orleans. he's here for an exclusive live interview. his first since that day. and masters champion, sergio garcia, makes his way finding time to get things done isn't easy.
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for beautifully repaired hair. bye, bye drama! gliss - the hair repair specialist. 7:26. good tuesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. more sunshine for today. let's get your forecast from first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill? clear skies, temperatures cooling down a bit. we're mild this morning in easton. look at that sunshine. a warmup into the 80s for today. near record temperatures for the easton area. much of the rest of the area, too. already 57 in philadelphia while it's 47 degrees in the lehigh valley. these numbers will race from the 40s and 50s into the 80s this afternoon. >> let's check your ride to work. francesca ruscio has that. what do you see on the roads? we're in center city watching the vine street expressway. either direction, we're doing okay. we have more heavier volume in some cases, especially on the westbound side. our camera at 24th street. we're doing pretty good on the
vine street expressway. we're starting to see delays on 95 southbound. wood haven to the vine, it's going to take you 33 minutes. back to you. closing arguments begin today in the trial of three teenagers accused in the death of a delaware high school student. amy joyner-francis was attacked last april at howard high school of technology. amy died of cardiac arrest. the quakertown school board will hold a public hearing tonight over a plan to close milford middle school. a final decision will be made in the summer. today officials at lehigh valley national airport will announce the thanks again program. people that register for the free offer will earn points for credit card purchases in and around the airport. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. join us weekday mornings for "nbc10 news today" from 4:30 to 7:00.
♪ 7:30 on a tuesday morning, the 11th day of april, 2017. and it is a beautiful spring day here in new york city, with a big crowd outside. al says we're heading into the 80s. >> yes. >> it will be the warmest day of this year so far. we'll go out there in a little while. >> let's look at today's headlines. rex tillerson heading to moscow after an urgent overnight meeting in italy to discuss the crisis in syria. before getting on the plane, he issued an ultimatum. saying russia could play a key role in ending the suffering of the syrian people or embrace the syrian government. in the meantime, north korea is pushing back against the u.s. deployment of a naval strike group off of the peninsula.
the foreign minister calling that reckless and says it will respond to any mode desired by the u.s. and two people were attacked by sharks on monday while swimming off the post coast of central florida. a woman was bitten on the hand. and in the same area, a 10-year-old girl was bitten on the calf. both are expected to be okay. those are the headlines. matt, over to you. >> thank you very much. now, a "today" exclusive. i'm sitting with peter gold. this is a guy whose story we covered in 2015. he was a medical student at tulane. he tried to help a woman who was being dragged down a new orleans street at gun point. when he tried to help her, the attacker shot peter in the stomach. and attempting to execute him. peter, good morning. good to see you. >> it's an honor to be here. >> we'll show the story in a second. i wanted to come out to you because when we first met a few
months ago, you told me you've not watched the tape of what happened. it was caught on surveillance tape. you didn't want to see it. you said you were now ready to watch it. so, it's okay if we roll it now? >> let's do it. >> all right. let's take people back to november of 2015. the horrific crime was caught on surveillance tape. a woman being dragged down an new orleans street by an armed man, now kno. the video shows a witness, peter gold, a student at tulane university, stopping his car to help the woman. but he turned his gun on gold, wanting money. >> a man yelling, don't. i told you i don't have money. >> reporter: he shot him in the stomach and continued to point his gun at gold as he lay wounded on the ground, pulling the trigger again and again. but the gun jammed, sparing gold's life. the shooter's car and license plate were caught on camera,
which led to his arrest. he was convicted on multiple charges and sentenced to 50 years in prison. peter gold survived, went on to finish his medical degree and is now speaking out for the first til time. >> peter, welcome back. i watched you watching that. you kept shaking your head. >> i remember being right there and looking at this guy in the face. me held his gun to me. and he told me i'm going to kill you. and he shot me in the stomach. i fell to the ground. to be able to watch that video, makes me feel lucky and happy to be able to share this moment with you an spend time with friends and family. >> that gun worked the first time he pulled the trigger. he got you in the stomach. as he continued to pull the trigger with the gun pointed directly at your head, he jammed. how many tiles have you asked
yourself, why did the gun gjam n the next attempts? >> for me, that's the most surreal part. my back was to him at that time. if this video didn't come out, i don't think we would know that happened. i just think it's a question we continue to ask. but i'm lucky and fortunate to be able to come out of that ahi alive. >> how are you? that bullet did a elot of damag. >> i feel great. i have to give credit to my doctors at the university of medical center at tulane in new orleans. they took absolute care of me. and you know, it's an incredible miracle. >> you had an incredible year since then. you got your medical degree. you're finishing up an internship year of orthopedic surgery residency. how far do you go back and think about that day? >> i think of that day every day of my life. there's not a day that passes
by. and there's a lot of people in this country that are affected by gun violence. and a lot of people watching here today that know somebody that's been affected or have been affected themselves. and to be sitting here talking to you and have this voice, i feel i hope i'm not only speaking for myself but speaking for them, as well, too. >> you wanted to spoke and give a statement at the sentencing of the man who shot you. can i read a portion of what you said? i woke up two days later, surrounded by family and a group of best friends. this moment will forever be the happiest moment of my life. i was alive. you hadn't killed me. and with my family by my side, i knew i would bounce back stronger than ever, strong enough to stand face-to-face with you again. why was it important to be able to say that? >> i think it was one of the silver linings in this entire thing. i woke up in the hospital, a group of ten of my friends had flown down to new orleans. my family was there. and it was a special home of recove
recovery, to know that i was going to get through this. >> you mentioned your family. i want to remind viewers, at the time you were robbed, shot and almost killed, you were on the cell phone with your mom. she heard -- your dad, too. they heard this entire thing happening to you on the phone. how was this impacting them? >> it was traumatic. when someone's auction causes more than just the direct action, it's a trripple effect r everyone else. it was traumatic for friends and family. all of us were looking forward and trying to do something positive of what's happened here. >> you were on that sidewalk that night because you stopped to help someone you didn't know, who was in trouble. there is no question you are a hero. would you, today, stop to do the same thing? >> i think it was completely instinctual what i did. i'm driving by and i see a man dragging a girl across the
ground. you saw the video. in nobody's mind is that right. i hope if i'm faced in the same situation, i would act again to held out somebody in need. >> you want to make good out of this. you're starting a foundation called strong city. you want to help young people who fall through the cracks. why is it important to create a cause surrounding this? >> one of the first things i started talking about when i woke up in the hospital, i'm thinking about it again here, watching this video, is what happened in somebody's life that they were able to create such violence with such ease, without even thinking about it? what happened in his community? what happened at school? what happened with his family? and what strong city aims to do is through fund-raising at mystrongcity.org we want to support community-based organizations who are doing an amazing job at empowering underserved youth. and focusing on kids as the developmental journey begins. >> you're a special young man.
i appreciate you spending time with us this morning. >> thank you. >> we should mention, you can find more information on strong city. it's on our website, today.com. let's go to al for a check of the weather. >> a lot of strength. thanks so much, matt. we're looking at a lot of wildfires this year. six-time the amount of acreage this year than any other. florida has been affected. this is pasco county to the north of tampa. and they've got a lot of fire going on. in fact, let's take a look. florida, one of the states really being impacted. they have six active wildfires that consist of more than 1,000 acres. 29 fires that have more than 100 acres burning. 108 fires burning statewide. it's normally dry for the state. 42% of the state is in drought. you look at some of the rainfall numbers. really rough. in fact, miami is the only city
that's close to being where they should be for the rainfall. everybody else, anywhere from 30% to 50%. and the dry weather will continue and good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful morning and a warm, sunny afternoon. it will feel like summer today with record temperatures. 84 will tie the record for philadelphia and for delaware. that is likely to happen in the lehigh valley for allentown. look at the sunshine in new jersey. at the shore, a sea breeze develops. it's not going to be as warm, but still a beautiful day. in the suburbs, sunshine, 83 degrees later today. >> don't forget, get that weather anytime you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. just ahead, so much for that idea. why a key player is suddenly reversing its push to allow you to use cell phones on planes. but first, what one state just did to stop embarrassing
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fallen behind on cafeteria bills. it happened to 12-year-old hazel compton and her three sisters. >> it was embarrassing. it made me feel more poor. >> i know a lot of kids that have had this happen to them. they were mortified. and their parents, just brokenhearted over it. when the kids come home mad and you think you're doing such a good job parenting them and something like this happens and you feel like, just the worst mother in the world. >> reporter: with change being served up in new mexico, this is not the only state where children have been publicly embarrassed. in arizona and alabama, kids were stamped with i need lunch money, while other children have been forced to wear wristbands after missed bills. the senator who sponsored the legislation was singled out himself as a child. >> when i was a kid, i had to map the lunchroom floors, had to put tables down, pick tables up.
i made the lunch ladies that i knew, my best friends. they made sure that i ate. >> reporter: with cafeteria workers in pennsylvania and nebraska walking off the job over the no money no food policies, states like texas and california are considering similar legislation. in new mexico, the poverty rate is among the highest in the nation. >> we really need to stop humiliating children. it should not take a state law or a federal law to do that. what we need to do is feed the children and work out the debt with the adults. >> reporter: this morning, a new appetite for change and a growing call children shouldn't have to stomach public humiliation anymore. schools here in new mexico will now have to work more closely with parents to settle the unpaid tabs. many school districts say they could lose millions of dollars. they need to find that revenue in other ways now. savannah, back to you. >> miguel, thank you.
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good tuesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. just about 8:00. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. it looks spectacular, bill. >> doesn't it? beautiful sunshine all around. the temperatures that dropped into the 40s and 50s overnight are going to quickly warm into the 80s this afternoon. and that includes the lehigh valley. easton will be above the 80-degree mark. allentown could hit the record of 84 degrees later today. that's likely to happen in philadelphia, too. 57 in philadelphia. 59 at the shore. philadelphia, 60. in the low 50s for the lehigh valley. look at the suburbs and delaware close to 60 degrees. if you're ready to head out, let's check the roads with the nbc10 first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> reporter: the vine street expressway behind me, we want to give a snapshot of how things are running through center city. this isali alitt 20th.
you will notice slowing toward broad street. taking a look at drive times on 95. unfortunately southbound we are seeing a delay. it's going to take you about 37 minutes to go southbound between woodhain and the vine street -- woodhaven and the vine street expressway. a street in center city is closed after part of it caved in. 17th street is blocked off from walnut to locust. city officials say the hole formed after a water connection to a fire hydrant broke. the road might not reopen until tonight. a montgomery county father is in jail on abuse charges. police say joseph myhre beat his two children and his wife for years in their collegeville home. his wife reported the abuse after she says he fractured her skull. and in montgomery county, drivers of the northeast extension of the turnpike could face delays today. the northbound express e-zpass lanes will be closed from 9:00 to noon at the lansdale interchange. then from noon to 3:00, the southbound express e-zpass lanes will be closed. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. ♪fast, rhythmic drumming
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, school nightmare. >> we got three down. >> one teacher and one student killed after a shooting at a california elementary school. another student seriously injured. this morning, what happened inside that classroom, as we learn more about the man behind the deadly attack. then, prayers and pints. as our week-long series looking at faith moves forward, craig mel svin takes us to a special church coming together in a unique way. >> you're having church at the pub? >> right. and from the swimming pool to the slopes. >> we're skiing, man. >> one of our favorite people,
amy van dyken-roune faces down a brand-new challenge with her zest for life. >> this is so awesome. so much better than sitting in a wheelchair. >> today, tuesday, april 11th, 2017. >> good morning. making it a great day or not. the choiz is yours. >> we are three generations from south carolina. >> friends from virginia beach, virginia. ♪ >> shoutout to girls in seattle. >> miami, florida, celebrating my 13th birthday with today. >> good morning, las vegas, from new york city. [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning, everybody.
it's april 11th. beautiful day. chamber of commerce morning out here on our plaza. and a great crowd in great spirits, as well. >> wow. >> look at them. >> huge. >> we should put on a concert. >> wow. >> just because we have so many people here. >> i have my guitar. kumbaya? >> run for your lives. coming up tonight, we have a recipe that's really easy. it's got five major ingredients. that's a good seize. >> and i believe potatoes is one of them. let's get a check of the top stories. here's the news at 8:00. >> we begin with the elementary school shooting in san bernadino, california. i'm gadi schwartz. family members of karen smith, the teacher who were killed, say children were the light of her world. she liked working with killeds who had special needs. that's what she was doing when her estranged husband walked into her classroom.
inside her special needs classroom, the first person on site describing the horror unfolding. >> can you describe if the victim is a student or employee? >> it's both. >> reporter: witnesses of school students, this man, cedric anderson, opening fire on his estranged wife, karen smith, killing her, before taking his own life. two students were hit by the gunfire. one of the children survived. the other, 8-year-old jonathan martinez, died despite efforts to save him. >> he was taken to lomo university medical center, via helicopter, almost immediately. tragically, he has passed away. >> reporter: police stormed the school, evacuating hundreds of students immediately after the shooting. panicked parents desperate to be reunited with their children. >> it's unimaginable. you never think you have to go through this with your kids and the fear of not knowing. >> reporter: students describing
the terror. >> i saw blood across the room. >> reporter: investigators say the shooter and the teacher were married in january. but had recently separated. just last month, cedric anderson professing his love for his wife, karen, on social media. >> i love my wife. boy, she's making me really happy. she knows when to ignore me. >> reporter: but one family member told nbc news that smith was terrified of her husband. saying he often carried a gun. and smith had gone into hiding to get away from him. now, the san bernadino community, still on-edge, after the 2015 terrorist attack is facing another act of violence that this time has victimized innocent children. investigators are now looking into anderson's criminal past. he was arrested and charged with assault, battery and brandishing a weapon in 2013. but those charges were later s dismissed. matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. secretary of state rex tillerson traveling to moscow this morning after an urgent
meeting with allies in italy. his mission comes at a time of rising tensions over syria and other subjects. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely is in moscow for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. rex tillerson is arriving in moscow as russian's foreign ministry says u.s./russia relations are the most difficult since the cold war. but they are hoping for productive talks. those could be high hopes. tomorrow, rex tillerson will tell the russian foreign minister, sergey lavrov, that russia should drop support for president assad. that he's toxic. the reign of the assad family is coming to an end, said tillerson. this as russia is doubling down on its military support for assad. and assad, with russia's help, is winning syria's war right now. as for talk that rex tillerson may also meet russia's president vladimir putin, the kremlin is saying simply this morning, that
is not on the agenda. it may be that neither man wants to be seen shaking the hand of the other right now. savann savannah? >> i'll take it, bill. thank you very much. meantime, police in lubbock, texas, have released body cam video of a struggle that ended with gunfire and injuries. officers confronted a man accused of trespassing at a town house after he had evicted. he refused to get out of his suv and knocked down an officer. a child was able to be pulled out of the passenger before the driver hit two more officers and a patrol car. the driver got away. he was captured and all three officers are out of the hospital. >> a scary scene. coming up next, on a lighter note from augusta, to studio 1a. the masters champion, sergio garcia, is here. also ahead, why the push to allow in-flight phone calls from your cell phone just took a big
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this morning, it's starting to sink in. when i opened the closet and i saw the jacket there, it brought a huge smile to my face. >> on the 18th green, did you realize that for all of the respect they had for justin, they wanted you to make that putt? >> yeah. but i felt that all week. obviously, sunday is extra special because that's when it all gets decided. i could feel how much they were pulling for me throughout the whole day. i think one of the coolest things -- i haven't seen it yet but i heard about it -- some friends of mine have told me. when i made the eagle at 15, when they posted the scoreboard at 18, there was a huge roar. we could hear that from the 16th. but i didn't know if something holed it on 18. actually was the eagle that i made. so, it was just amazing. to feel that energy and that love that everybody showed me
was just incredible. >> it's amazing. you have obviously been there before, been close before. what changed this time? what got you over the hump, do you think? >> i think it was just belief. simple as that. i said it all week. i was very, very calm throughout the whole week. saturday probably was the only day that i was a little more nervous because -- because of the past. and sunday is the calmest i felt almost in any tournament, even though i was playing for a green jacket. and it was just -- it was just an amazing feeling throughout the whole day. >> a couple of nice things. you win the green jacket on what would have been seve b ballesteros' birthday. and another friend, jose maria olazabal wrote you a note. what did that note say, by the way? >> i was fortunate to have a lot of great family and great
friends. there were a lot of notes. jose sent me a nice text on wednesday afternoon, after the par 3 got canceled, unfortunately. he said that, you know, i think you're one of the best golfers that has been out there. it's such a pleasure for me to call you my friend. and just go out there this week and do what you know what to do, which is believe in yourself. and you know, he said, i'm not sharing my locker with anyone at the moment. and i want to share it with you. so, hope you have an amazing week. and next year, we can be together up here. >> chairing that champions locker. by the way, you're getting married. now, you're done with the masters. now, you have to plan a wedding. >> yeah. she's been planning most of it, which is a good thing. >> you going to wear the green jacket? >> you aren't the first one to ask. we've been talking about it. it hasn't been decided yet.
but it has a big possibility. >> sergio, if i can try it on. it looks like a 40 regular. sorry, pal. 38. >> i'm not as strong as you. >> it looks great on you. congratulations. sergio garcia, what a pleasure. masters champion. by the way, we see you next month at the players championship right here on nbc. look forward to that. >> yeah. i'm excited about it. it's one of my favorite tournaments, i have the pleasure of winning it. it's very, very exciting moment. and i'm going to be there. it's going to be my first tournament after winning the masters. i can't wait to get announced on the first tee. >> you will get a lot of love. >> may 11th on the golf channel and nbc. how adorable is he? let's do other stories that are trending this morning. >> a show of hands, who has taken a phone call or made a phone call on an airplane? >> not for a long time. >> as you're landing. that doesn't count.
>> there's a lot of talk about eventually easing the regulations and letting -- you're shaking your head. letting people make cell phone calls on airplanes. the fcc chairman has announced he has proposed a ban on all in-flight calls. over the past few years, the agency considered allowing it. phone calls on planes are not in the best public interest. he said, quote, taking it off the table permanently will be a victory for americans across the country, who like me, value a moment of quiet at 30,000 feet. >> hear hear. yes. >> it's the one place when you have quiet time and people can't call you. >> do you have wi-fi calling on your phone? >> yes. a couple of times i've gotten calls a s at 30,000 feet. >> i was like, is my phone ringing? clear as a bell. >> i think it's a good idea. who can i call next? >> sitting next to savannah, and then, you're all and i'm all. >> and i go what?
yeah. no. yeah. >> that would be the only the time i would allow you to be dragged off the plane. only kidding. we're all human. we make mistakes, of course. let me show you a video. and a news reader proves that. >> now, to sport with meredi meredith -- >> oh, natasha exelby, we are all of you. she was caught on live tv, spacing out. the moment went viral, not only her hilarious reaction. everybody jumped to her defense. showing their embarrassing moments. >> we've been there. >> if we had a dime for every embarrassing moment on television. >> that's terrific. >> monday was opening day at yankee stadium. >> yes, it was. >> matt and al were there. >> yes. >> perfect weather. almost a perfect game. yankees starter michael peneda.
martha stewart tweeted. and the yankees are pitching a perfect game against the tampa rays. people started going nuts on twitter, no, you'll jinx it. three minutes later, tampa hit a double. martha. can you believe it? do you believe in jinxing? >> i do believe in jinxing. we were sitting there. and a bunch of guys, we started to talk about -- hey, this is a perfect game. and we all agreed, don't say that. >> oops. >> i don't think you should be tweeting that. >> did you see each other at the game? >> i knew al was going with nick. i was going with friends. i text him in the middle of the game, where are you? and he text me back. and i heard something from him. and i realized i didn't have my glasses. this is what i texted him. there was glare on the screen. >> was he drinking? and i called him, he sounded
sober. >> the second one says -- something like, no ppt the ppp. no pto to ppp. >> what were you trying to say? >> get me a hot dog and a beer. >> you were drinking. >> i was not. sheinelle, "pop start." >> we begin with the royals. kensington palace announced some news. prince george and princess charlotte will have a special role in pippa middleton's wedding. george will be a page boy and charlotte will be a bridesmaid for aunt pippa. pippa will tie the knot with her fiance on may 12th. to katy perry. the singer is hilariously shutting down rumors that she and actor ryan philippe are dating. i am not dating katy perry. stop flying helicopters over my house, she not here. >> that's what someone who has
katy perry in his basement would say. >> can you let me out of this basement, please? >> all in good fun. we told you yesterday that bradley cooper and his girlfriend welcomed their first child. they have revealed the name and gender. it's a girl. her name is lea. and blake lively, she and ryan reynolds are the parents of two children. the actress and fashion icon sat down with michael kors for a game of fact or fiction. and revealed the stunt that ryan reynolds pulled in the delivery. >> my husband played "let's get it on" during labor. >> i would will fact. >> yes. the doctor was laughing so hard. >> i guess he has a great sense of humor. >> the song, "let's get it on." >> playing the song. >> and dressed as "deadpool."
>> i didn't know pippa middleton was getting married. >> normally don nash was call on the weekend and ask me to come in for that. >> natalie is at buckingham ball lass getting a good spot. let's show you what's going on. looking at heavier rain right now, down through texas, on into arkansas and part officials northern louisiana. louisiana. and -- but the -- i've been drinking. you got that frontal system making its way all the way up into new england. wet weather there. a few storms with possibly some strong winds today. light rain through wednesday up to the northeast. heavier rain down through louisiana and on into texas. could be upwards of three inches in a few hours possible. good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. a beautiful morning. a warm, sunny afternoon. it will feel like summer today with record temperatures. 84 will tie the record for philadelphia and for delaware.
that is likely to happen at the lehigh valley for allentown. 84 degrees this afternoon. look at the sunshine in new jersey. at the shore, a sea breeze develops. it will not be as warm. still, a beautiful day in the suburbs. 83 degrees later today. have a great day! >> that's your latest weather. you can catch us on today show radio siriusxm 108. >> i'm setting my calendar right now. amy van dyken-rouen has reached a new milestone in her recovery from a life-threatening atv accident. >> it happened in 2014 and left her paralyzed from the waist-down. but amy has been beating the odds ever since and inspiring us along the way. now, she's taking on a new challenge, skiing. nbc's gadi schwartz caught up with her on the slopes in breckenridge, california. >> reporter: it's a blue bird
day in breckenridge, california. and amy van dyken-rouen is laughing like usual. she has herself a new ride, a single ski adapted for athletes who charge downhill while sitting. >> yay. >> reporter: the six-time olympic champion captured swimming gold in atlanta and sydney. >> van dyken, stretching for the wall. she has the gold. >> reporter: and captured hearts, after an atv accident left her paralyzed but did nothing to diminish her spirit. since then, she's accomplished what doctors never expected, even walking with the help of an exoskeleton. and is back on the slopes with her husband, tom roen, who has been keateaching ataptive skiin for years. after only a few runs, amy's good enough to be interviewed as she glides down the hill. you're doing amazing at this.
i don't know how you're multitasking. >> we're skiing, man. this is awesome. yeah. this is so awesome. so much better than sitting in a wheelchair. it's like freedom. a lot of people who are injured say getting in the swimming pool is liberating and free for them. for me, that's where i feel the most paralyzed. for me this, is freedom. >> reporter: amy, taking every setback as a personal challenge. >> they say you'll never be able. huh-uh. that's a hurdle or a wall you're going to either go over or around or break under it or do whatever, to get through it. >> reporter: amy's competitive fire still burns, says tom. along with her passion for life. >> from the day she woke up in surgery, i just could never understood how happy she was. and so excited about life. that's so infectious. >> reporter: her foundation helps others with spinal cord injuries. and her example shows that even a severed spine will never take
away the thrill of speeding downhill. >> people who are wondering if they can, stop wondering and get out there and do it. the scariest part is getting in here and going on that first lift. after that, it's so much fun. and please, just do it. you know? >> reporter: for "today," gadi schwartz, breckenridge, colorado. >> out of superlatives for her. >> it's incredible to witness. that fire and determination, everything that enabled her to reach heights in an olympic pool is on display here. >> inspirational. >> yeah. she gives me chills. good for you, amy. just ahead this morning, we'll take a turn and talk about the future of shopping. some high-tech ways some stores are catering to your every need. and five-ingredient dishes that will make dinner a snap. first, your local news.
good morning. i'm erin cole man. >> lots of sunshine. the temperatures have started warming up. 59 in philadelphia. we've got enough sunshine to send the temperature up to 70 by 11:00. 82 degrees at 2:00. warming into the middle 80s. 84 this afternoon would tie the record for the state. the entire area with one exception will be in the 80s. that's the shore thanks to a sea breeze. >> beautiful now. let's get a check on traffic with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter, katy zachry. >> a beautiful day to drive. unfortunately, if you are on the blue route, you are going to have some delays, between 95 and
the schuylkill expressway, average speeds for that trek, in the 30s. it is going to take you about 28 minutes to go that stretch because of a lot of volume out there. taking a look at drive times on 76, we are seeing delays as you make your way eastbound. 23 minutes between the blue route and the vine. erin? police trying to track down whoever shot and killed a man on brown street in west philadelphia. someone shot a 34-year-old man several times. investigators believe he was targeted. the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family will stay in bucs family. lee caplan's attorney argued pub lisity made it hard to find an impartial jury. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. i'm erin coleman. the "today" show continues in just minutes. have a wonderful day. vanessa: i got hurt and was given painkillers.
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[ cheers and applause ] we're back, now, 8:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 11th day of april 2017. we've been saying it all week -- it's only tuesday. but we have massive crowds this week. >> yes. they're just going to get bigger. >> well, we love it. the weather is good. nice time to come to rockefeller center. we thank them for getting up early. coming up on our soul-searching series, the nontraditional church using beer to bring people together. with easter on its way, festive do it yourself crafts you can do with your kids. virtual reality and tablets in your fitting room that will change the way you shop.
and these mouth-watering recipes with just five ingredients each. mom's day is fast approaching. and we will be celebrating a week for deserving moms. do you have an awesome one? a mom that goes above and beyond, selflessly giving to others. is she a queen in the kitchen? if you know that perfect mom, we want to hear from you. e-mail us at today stories. and mum's the word. it's a surprise. >> queen of the kitchen. >> that's savannah. >> if the shoe fits. let's get a check of the weather. >> i have to show you this young laidty here. look at this. i like this sign. i'm back. what's your name? >> riley. >> riley. you were 3 months old when you came here the first time. you are a beautiful, young lady. thanks for sharing that. that's terrific. is this mom back here? >> yes. >> you guys look exactly alike. wow. and your sister? >> yeah. >> all right. okay. you admit it. okay.
let's show you what we have going on right now. look out west. we got two -- not one, but two storms. going to be barreling in. and we're going to be watching this over the next 48 hours. next storm system comes in with rain and wind. upper elevation snow and the good news, more rain in the valleys there. that will help them. of course, the drought is just about done in northern california. much of california and more heavy rain into southern oregon. the rest of the country, looking pretty good. flood threat down through texas. sunshine in florida. they could use the rain. good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. a beautiful morning and a warm, sunny afternoon. it will feel like summer today with record temperatures, 84 will tie the record for philadelphia and for delaware. that is likely to happen at the lehigh valley for allentown. 84 degrees this afternoon. look at the sunshine in new jersey. at the shore, a sea breeze develops. it is not going to be as warm.
still, a beautiful day in the suburbs. the sunshine, 83 degrees. later today. have a great day! >> and that is your latest weather. don't forget, get the weather anytime you need it. check out all these these nice and check out the weather channel on cable. guys? >> all right, al. thank you so much. now, to our week-long series marking passover and easter. calling it "soul searching today." >> when it comes to finding spirituality, not everyone does it in traditional ways. "today" national correspondent craig melvin, found a church in chicago bringing people together in ways you wouldn't expect. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. they told me it was a church that held its services in a pub. so, naturally, i figured i should probably check it out. brewing its own beer, that caught our attention. but it's part of a brand-new church called gilliad, breaking down boundaries, hoping to help
others find its way to church. what if worship was about drinking beer? growing food and sharing it with your neighbors. and your story about a friend is a sign of god's work. ♪ this is the day >> reporter: this is a soul-searching community coming together with music, food and drink to worship god in a new way. vince and rebecca are ministers who founded the gilliad church. >> i love the idea of creating community. and what it means to live together. in a loving way. >> reporter: the christian services include traditions like scripture and communion. but at its heart, giliad is about stories. with a belief that what happens to us every day is testament to god's work. why is the story telling such a
central component? >> to help people see god in their own story, especially if the story has been devalued in some way. your story is so holy we want to have it in worship to people can hear it and learn from it. >> reporter: congregants are asked to talk about what happened to them, anything. >> i am able to have this intimate, honest, weird conversation with a complete stranger. and isn't that what joy is all about? >> reporter: finding joy and meaning as giliad breaks down walls rather than building them. it is a church with no permanent home. they hold services in borrowed spaces. even some with taps. you're having church at the pub? >> right. right. >> and that's our preference. one thing because people -- it's a curious thing for people. what's going on in there?
we're having puchurch at a bar. lots of churches have events at bars. >> i've never been to one. >> you should get in on it. so, some of it is this whole thing about people who have been told they don't belong. buildings that look like that don't belong to you, they belong to your grandparents. coming into a building that doesn't look like a church is more welcoming. >> reporter: taking welcoming one step further, this group even brews its own beer. they call it the balm of giliad. this sounds like a nice supper club. >> it is. >> reporter: what makes it a church? >> you get together with the intention of worshiping god. >> reporter: new parishioner, elizabeth, says she was raised in a lutheran church. she has been looking for a new church for nine years. >> the first service, i didn't know what to expect. i told a story. i di did it.
i told a story of when i was not a great person. >> reporter: just that one time. >> just that one time. it was amazing. everyone was so warm and accepting. there were all kinds of people there. people who identified as all kinds of things. and it was diverse, too. that's important to me. >> reporter: elizabeth's own story is exactly who giliad is trying to reach, those who lost their faith and are hoping to find their way back. do you consider this worship? >> yeah. definitely. for me, if there's god in there, and we're praying, i think that's worship. i think that's worship. >> reporter: maybe not worship as we've known it so far. >> it doesn't have to look like everything we've already done. we can do new things. you know? you hang out. you hear some stories. you drink. you eat good food. and then, you worship god. like -- that's pretty cool.
>> reporter: so, those giliad ministers, vince and rebecca, they have day jobs, as well. they are ordained ministers in a chicago church. but the new church has become so popular, they recently had to move out of that pub into a bigger space, a borrowed church space. and they expect an even larger turnout for easter this weekend. they tell me that the theme for the easter service is going to be waking up to a new world. they'll be sharing stories of a new life, second chances with congrega congregants. and getting clean and free. and one about a long horn sheep in norway. guys? >> okay. didn't see that coming. >> neither did i. >> thank you, craig. >> appreciate it. >> thank you. tomorrow, one mother's crisis of faith when faced with a personal parenting challenge. next, a retail reboot. how stores are embracing technology to change the way we shop. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
[ cheers and applause ] all right. we're back, now, 8:40, with more of our look, much to savannah's pleasure, at the future of shopping. >> i signed this one, actually. with malls struggling, a lot of retailers are using technology to win back our business. jo ling kent is here with some of the new innovations. you went shopping. >> i do a lot of online shopping. this was new for me. we want to talk about retailers that are closing, siting slower foot traffic and low spending. they're shoutting some of the stores. but others are taking on the challenge, revamping their brick and mortar stores with new technology, hoping you will spend more. brands across the country are fast forwarding to the future. launching new technology to disrupt the traditional shopping experience, and lure you into their stores.
>> it feels like you're shopping in the future. >> the process itself is quite simple, actually. >> it was a fun experience. >> reporter: reformation just opened their first high-tech store. instead of searching the racks, the clothes come to you. shoppers select the style, color and size on a touch screen. and in 122 seconds, store clerks stock a wardrobe and your choices await you in a dressing room. >> they don't have to have 100 things on their arm and deal with that. >> so easy. >> reporter: need another size? just a couple taps away. >> it feels very far away from a traditional retail store. >> it's ready to go. >> reporter: ikea customers can arrange furniture to see if that couch works in your home. oak labs is the company behind this smart mirror. shoppers spend nearly 60% more
if they engage with the mirror. and face cake deploys augmented reality to let you access makeup in real-time, without having to put anything on. with foot traffic at retailers down a whopping 57% in the last five years, designer rebecca says upgrading the shopping experience is critical to surviving and growing. can you afford not to do all of this, in terms of technology? could you just decide i am going to stick with the tried and true? >> with multiple brands closing stores and brands not making it, i think that if you are going to go into brick and mortar, now is the time to embrace technology and figure out what do you need to gain an edge on getting your consumer to come in? >> reporter: customers are greeted with an interactive wall to order up the clothes you want to try on, along with a glass of
bubbly. you can order clothes to your fitting room without going past the first two steps of the store. >> correct. >> reporter: the store is one of a number innovating the smart mirror in fitting rooms. the mirror shows the clothes you bring in and new outfit ideas. and there's adjustable lighting to test your outfit in any setting. >> the ding you got was one of our associates getting the notification. >> reporter: how has this impacted your sales and bottom line? >> when the consumer goes into the dressing room, she is buying three-times more the apparel than with a regular dressing room. >> reporter: a healthy bump for business, as a new twist on shopping lands in stores. now, the retailers emphasizing the smart mirrors do not record your personal information. and they don't have cameras behind the glass. but a lot of mu features to make it smarter. >> that adjustable lighting thing is really smart. >> you never know. >> why is it that vanity mirror
that makes you look thinner. >> the skinny mirror. coming up next, family-friendly easter projects to keep your kids entertained this week. first, this is "today" on nbc. careful joe, they've got you outnumbered. the dinosaurs' extinction... don't listen to them. not appropriate. now i'm mashing these potatoes with my stick of butter...
[ cheers and applause ] welcome back. easter is just a few days away, ok. and with many schools on spring break, this is a time to get crafty with the kids. here with excellent ideas is m kimberly and her helpers. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> these are inexpensive. and we can do them at home. >> absolutely. and loads of fun. they will help you decorate for easter. >> you have mika here to help us. >> mika is making a wreath like this. it's so simple. we started with a foam wreath shape. we've taken a bunny head band and stretched it out. used hot glue to put it on a
wreath. now, she is wrapping feather boas. >> where do you get the wreath thing? >> at a craft store. when she is done, she will glue and go on to the next one. >> looking cute for the holidays. hi, mia. >> mia is going to dropcolors y use. she's going to drop them in here. >> the whole thing? >> not quite the whole thing. but you want a lot. >> okay. >> and then, let's dump this color? >> it's water. and now, grab one of the eggs. you want to get another color, huh? you grab an egg and dump it in there. just a little bit. you'll get the color on. >> do you dunk it like that? >> keep it in your hands. try to pull it out.
maybe you need the secukewer tot that one out. stick it in here and it will dry. show everyone the front of it. >> you decorate it with nail polish. >> and you can keep make some more. >> okay. that's fun. >> loads of fun. this is what it looks like when they're finished. >> that's cute. >> did this with my 9-year-old and the 8-year-old. and the dog got in the way. >> kids love the nail polish, too. now, we have michaela. >> these guys are going to add the food coloring. you want me to help you? put it in like this. exactly. let's use a toothpick. look at you. you got it. get it in there. let's start mixing the colors together. make a cool pattern. >> this is a jell coloring.
>> they stir it. >> going to add a hard boiled egg in there. and the trick to keeping them from cracking is you add half a teaspoon of salt in your boiling water. once they put these in. >> we only have a few seconds left. >> and make sure it's all the way covered. you can use your rubber glove. leave them in there for ten minutes. and then, when we pull them out, they look like this. >> adorable. >> pastel and pretty. >> a few seconds. twinki twinkies, my favorite. what are we making? >> we're making a peep race. he is adding marshmallow wheels. and putting the peep in as the driver. let's make him face front. >> that's a good idea. >> there you go. and we'll add a little bit of a pretzel, the steering wheel. sometimes the twinkie icing is
plenty. at the end, we can set up a little peep race like this p the and the kids can enjoy and eat them. >> thank you so much. great job. we have more on the crafts on our website, today.com. coming up next, we're going to add a little snap, crackle pop to tonight's dinner with five-ingredient dishes. first, this is "today" on nbc.
food." this morning, prerecipes that a quick, simple and you need five main ingredients to make them. perfect plates in five ingredients. chef, nice to see you. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> you're making two major dishes. we say five ingredients. you might want to add other things. >> butter, oil, salt and pepper. if you don't have those in the pantry, you're not a cook. >> show me the chicken fingers. >> making rice crispy chicken fingers. i have chicken tenders. >> butter milk? >> that's going to tenderize it. good for chicken, not for humans the. >> how long do they sit in there? >> an hour in the fridge or overnight. you take them out. and you only season the chicken after it's marinated. nobody likes old boots, unless a
good designer. >> you've taken rice krispies. >> i crushed them. i have crushed the crispies. you coat the chicken in the krispies like that. and shove them into hot oil. >> how long does that take? >> until the chicken is tooked. nobody likes raw chicken. >> what do we have for a sauce? >> butter milk. i'm going to add stilten. >> it has a strong flavor. >> it will wake you up. >> that's sriracha. a thai, spicy sauce. all you need to do is blend that up. takes a few minutes. and once that is done, it is gorgeous in this coral color. and you can dunk the chicken. you can apply it to your face. >> take it with you to the next recipe. these are cool potatoes.
>> hedgehog hoe dpotatoes. they're hassleback potatoes. i take a regular potato. i will slice that between two wooden spoons. you can slice down. and you get gorgeous slices. you can fill them with wonderful things. >> do they go in the oven? >> first, butter. i'm 80% butter. most people are 80% water. 5% garlic. and a little worcestershire sauce, as well. you infuse that. and drench the potatoes with your garlicy butter. they go in the oven for two hours. >> what do you think? >> i'm 80% butter now, too. >> these chicken fingers are fantastic. >> i love the crunch. >> all about the crunch. >> this is what they look like. >> we stuff them with camembert
cheese. that's what you need. >> and finally, just for show, you made us a cheesecake, simple? >> coconut, macaroon base with a cream cheese fasting. >> come back anytime. you can get the rec good morning. i'm erin coleman. let's get over to bill henley. what a beautiful day. we are already in the 60s. new jersey, 64. southwesterly wind at 12 miles an hour. 60 degrees in the lehigh valley. the warmup will continue. we'll see 80s this afternoon. close to 70 at 11:00.
by 2:00, eston is up to 82 degrees. loving that forecast. let's get a check on traffic with katy zachary. >> it is hard to compete with bill's forecast. take a look outside. route 42 freeway at route 41 in depford. if you are going northbound it will take you about two extra minutes. take a look at 95 southbound, seeing some delays as you make your way southbound between woodhaven ad the vine street expressway. a montgomery county father is in jail on abuse charges. they say he beat his two children and his wife for years in their collegeville home. his wife reported the abuse after he says she fractured his skull. today in bucks county, the qua
quaker county board is fighting to close a deficit budget. work will soon begin on the penn straeet bridge on redding. tonight, a public meeting. the bridge will remain open. work will continue through late, 2019. i'm erin coleman. another update in just about 25 minutes or so. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc news app. ♪fast, rhythmic drumming
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to "how deep is your love." >> good morning. >> that's obviously. i don't come from royal blood. you can surely act like one, right? >> exactly. you look like another king. the king of late night comedy. jimmy fallon. >> i hear it all the time. and i was fchl enough to do the show. everybody says we look alike, right? yeah. i told him, it was a joke. i'm the skinny jimmy fallon. i'm the richer jimmy fallon. >> bam. ouch. okay. it's kind of cool, opening day yesterday, here in new york. but also, at wrigley field, where they got the rings, the whole nine yards. and you opened up a new restaurant. >> we did. in the world famous bleachers in the renovated platform 14, pork and mindy's. second location. i got to go to the game yesterday. and you know, serve some food, try out the food.
it's -- we got creative barbecue sandwiches. i mean, when somebody asks you to have concession at world-famous wrigley field, you say yes and don't even think about it. it's a legendary team. we signed this deal before they were even in the playoffs. we're not a bandwagoner. born, raised, live in chicago. >> would you serve cream of wheat cereal? >> i think it's coming back. might be coming back, obviously. >> we'll get to that. let's talk about your big day. >> if you smoke the cream of wheat. >> can we talk about the fact you were at yankee stadium yesterday. >> i was. it was great. the weather was perfect. my son, nick, and i went out. he's getting taller and taller. >> he is. >> it was a perfect game, into the seventh inning. i didn't want to say it out
loud. >> it's an unwritten code. >> and then martha stewart tweeted about it. it's the top of the seventh here at yankee stadium and the yankees are pitching a perfect game versus the tampa rays. and michael pineda was doing a great job. and three minutes later, a double. >> oops. >> and hitter gone. >> she's like the steve bartman of the yankees. steve bartman was the guy that caught the foul ball with the headphones on. >> did he move back? >> he can move back now that the cubs have won a world championship. >> if you think it, you can't say it. certainly can't tweet it. >> it drives me crazy when we're driving and all of a sudden deborah will say, the traffic's great. no. >> i haven't caught a red light in 15 minutes. >> that's the law of the universe. that's a good one. >> that's right. another good one is our freebie friday. >> we have a big freebie friday giveaway for the cooking lovers
out there. can you sign the cutting boards for the giveaway. they're really nice. >> you can use them. just don't wash my signature off. this is going to be going for $4.99 on ebay. >> $499? >> no. $4.99. >> we have all of the chefs signing stuff. bobby flay signed five of his cook books. on friday, we're giving away our chef's signatures. >> i did it the first time someone asked for my signature when all this started. and now, i feel guilty if i don't sign every one. >> your hand is cramping. >> that's cool. when i was a kid, i wanted to be a cartoonist, and i would practice my signature. charles schulz has his signature. >> there's still time. you mentioned the cream of wheat situation. they were fancy at games. i'm at home cleaning out my pantry. yesterday, i was cleaning out
the pantry. this is the back of our pantry for several months. my kids won't eat it. my husband won't eat it. >> instant cream of wheat. >> you say that. i don't have a lot of followers on instagram. the most comments i've received in five years from people who are nostalgic. and they miss it. people like cream of wheat. our kids don't. >> that's not the real cream of wheat. >> why not? >> it's processed. >> i should find the comments. people would say, i loved the lumps. >> i loved the clumpy bits. >> can you slice another piece of that cream of wheat? >> if your cream of wheat is jiggling, you're not following directions. >> there was very little cream. a lot of wheat. >> that picture is old-skol, too. it is tried and true. the maple brown sugar. it's too sweet. if people were saying -- it's not naturally flavored.
>> vitamin "d." it's healthy. >> you can live off that during the apocalypse. you don't have time. running from zombies. >> giant cockroaches and zombies. >> you said i'm going to try it and i'll post it. >> we had cream of wheat growing up. but my mom would put one cup of brown sugar on top. it was 50%. if your kids are not digging it, maybe a little crown sugar and some of their sugar on top. >> that's why you're a chef. add a little crunch. >> when i was a kid, they had pastina. it was a breakfast bass pasta. i kept spitting it out. albert won't eat the pastina. how long are you cooking it for? cooking it? she was just pouring milk on it.
in the dentist everyone one. >> i haven't heard of it. a lot of people mention it. pastina. >> it's very smile. >> and i grew up in italian. it's like baby food. >> a pasta. >> i'll keep you posted. >> continuing celebrity chef week with our new game, "kitchen confessions." jerry, if you would bring the questions over. in one measuring cup, the questions from our producers a . and in the other, nice questions from our plaza. >> two cups of questions. >> if you pull one out there. >> with the tongs. >> got to make it official. no cross-contamination. >> do you feel as much pressure cooking for your family as you do at your restaurants? >> ooh. >> yeah. i think it's more pressure. they're very judgemental, especially my mother, pam, who tells me if anything is slightly
undercooked or overcooked. at the restaurant, people are involved in the ambience and digging everything. it's a well-oiled man. >> a little bit of, okay, mr. chef. >> show us what you got. >> i overcooked salmon this sunday. >> that happens to you? >> three things going at once. and it destroyed me for the evening. i cried for the rest of the night. it was bad. i didn't cdo it anymore. >> i know. i'm not the salmon kick. >> the sandwich king. >> salmon burgers are quite tasty. >> that's what they turned into. >> how about one more? >> a green one. switch it up a little bit. get your veggies. cat, from kenosha, wisconsin. how do you know your chicken is cooked but not cry, without having to cut into the middle of it? >> there's a good one. >> you have to invest in a good
instant read thermometer. never cut into your chicken, especially right off of the grill. it just runs out. and there's not a ton of juice as is in chicken. do that. you know, no amount of poking or prodding with -- just buy a good instant read thermometer. 165. that's when it's done. zero question. >> a lot of people have questions about united's treatment of a 69-year-old doctor who was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged down the aisle on sunday from your hometown in chicago. so, a flight attendant offered 800 bucks to give up the seat for crew members. united collected four passengers. three got off the plane. the fourth was a doctor saying he needs to see patients the next day. the crew calls police. they pull him out of the seat. he returns to the plane disoriented and distraught.
and taken away on a stretcher. >> oy. >> you think united performed well? >> they goofed. with cell phone video, there's no amount of money -- i understand the crew members had to get on the flight. but it's not worth it. look at the fact we're talking about it right now. twitter has changed everything. social media has changed everything. they don't want this. this isn't worth $1,000 or $1,350. that's the maximum they can give you. and then, imagine you're on a flight. and you're going to see your mom and you haven't seen her in years or somebody is really sick and you -- you know, you have to see a relative or in a wedding. i didn't realize, they can randomly select the name. >> it's in there in the ticket. >> who knew? >> you sign everything away. >> that's right. >> but the psychological, you know, distraught -- it's so difficult flying as-is. you have to get there, get in line and wait in the gate. the minute you sit down in that
seat, for me who travels every week, you're done. you're in that seat. >> i agree. >> to be physically pulled out of the seat like rip-starting a mower. >> and pulled him out -- >> it didn't help that his mouth was bleeding. >> united airlines ceo oscar munoz says he emphatically stands behind employees and lays much of the blame on the passenger who he claims was uncooperative. if i was being dragged down an aisle, i would be uncooperative, too. they are reaching out to the passenger now. my advice would be to reach out to his lawyer. because he's going to be reach ought to you. >> i was trying to think of both sides. is there any situation where the passenger should get off? or that should have happened? i can't think of -- unless he was doing something wrong. >> they could have -- another 800 bucks, maybe -- would have saved them the million in legal fees they're going to incur.
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it's national grilled cheese day. and you're the sandwich king. >> this is true. >> you can lead us in some tips to making the perfect grilled cheese. >> a lot of people use american cheese or cheddar cheese. i think the trinity of cheeses are this. provolone for stringiness. you get a nice cheese pull. american cheese for the gooeyness. and then, sharp cheddar for sharpness and some funk. >> i never thought of it that way. that was a lot there. >> i love a good grilled cheese. some sandwich hack you can apply to any type of sandwich. you got your cheese on here. we'll put this, you know, you can actually grab this. one thing we're going to do, i like a little mustard. i'm a dijon fan. going to make a grilled ham and cheese here. things i say, crust-to-crust is
a must. don't clop it in the middle. get a nice offset spatula and go crust-to-crust so every bite down is identical. >> this is more detail than i ever -- >> he's the sandwich king. if i stop, i'm not working. we do a nice trifecta here. the american, the cheddar -- i like the american in the middle. >> i was going to ask. >> it's very important. >> okay. american in the middle. >> it runs out more. it's bolstered by the other two cheeses. a little more body in there. if you want to mhelp me out wit that. >> and you put mayo on it? >> people do this all the time. what is that? you want to ribbon it. you want to take three slices and ribbon it. you're creating height. a dramatic lift to the sandwich. not only pleasing to the eye but pleasing to the mouth during the
bitedown. >> most people do butter. i heard it should be mayo. >> what? >> people are skooeeved out by this. i get why. what is in mayonnaise? it's eggs and oil. the eggs give body and the oil gives it -- pleasantly greasy, if you will. >> smear it on the back of it. >> how are you going to smear this, though? >> crust-to-crust. >> is a must. wow. >> crust-to-crust -- sweeping the nation, obviously. go on. a check of the fathweather, first of all. a big storm coming in the pacific northwest. another one coming into california, as well, in the next 24 hours. strong storms making their way from texas into louisiana. parts of arkansas. wet weather will spread across the northeast, as well. for the day today, another winner up and down the east coast. nine from the plains down to the southwest. almost like crust-to-crust. >> crus
good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. a beautiful morning. a warm, sunny afternoon. it will feel like summer today. with record temperatures, 84 will tie the record for philadelphia and for delaware. that is likely to happen at lehigh valley for allentown. 84 degrees. look at sunshine in new jersey. at the shore, a sea breeze develops, not as warm but still a beautiful day. suburbs, sunshine, 83 degrees later today. have a great day! >> that is your latest weather. coming up next, julian lelen, the son of the late john lennon. lennon. adding the title of author lennon. adding the title of author i had a wonderful time tonight. me too! call me tomorrow? i'm gonna send a vague text in a couple of days, that leaves you confused about my level of interest. i'll wait a full two days before responding. perfect! we're never gonna see each other again, will we? no-no.
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the son of the legend john lennon. >> his new book is called "touch the earth," where readers hop aboard an airplane with the subject of keeping the earth clean. >> the environment has been front and center and will continue to be. how did you come up with this idea? >> well, i had written quite a few songs about environmental issues and humanitarian issues. i've made a few documentaries on those subject matters. and a dear friend of mine who is the co-writer suggested what about the kids? and probably that was really the only age group i hadn't approached. and after thinking on it for a while, spent the last year slowly massaging it and putting it together. and i just felt it was the right thing to do. you know, try to educate the
young ones. and it feels like the right approach. >> it's interactive. talk about it. my kids are in the middle of that. you're gearing to kids 3-6, right? >> for me, it was a reminder of old-school, the nap or bedtime stories with your mother or your grandmother. and that was always a very, you know, bonding moment, a nurturing moment. and i think if that process if you learn whaet's going on with the world, the good and the bad, this one is about clean water. and if you can educate during that process and teach them what it's all about, it's a natural way to move forward. >> you said this is the first of a trilogy. >> yes. first of three. i think it's just the beginning, really. i think there will be animated projects coming along.
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take a look at these travel speeds westbound. it is going to take you 36 minutes. our camera says an accident in white marsh at flower town and butler pike. a street in center city is closed after part of it caved in, center city, a road might not reopen until tonight. in montgomery county, drivers on the northeast extension of the turnpike could face added delays. the easy pass will be closed from 9:00 a.m. nn nountil noon e lansdale interchange. arts and crafts retailer, a.c. moore will make history as it opens its new center city store. we got a sneak peek inside. this is the company's first location in a major city. i'm erin coleman.
♪ throughout his career, dennis quaid has remained a talented hollywood icon and heartthrob to so many. he had the right stuff when he portrayed gordon cooper in the 1993 film. >> in 1998, he played father to lindsay lohan in "the parent trap" remake. >> now, dennis starts in the second season of amazon's "fortitude," where a string of murders stun a small town. dennis plays a local fisherman. and as we're about to say, has had his fair share of bad days. >> americano. that's the only one you don't put milk in. that's why they call it an americano. not a latte, for example, or a
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100,000-year-old wasp larvae. that make its way out. and strange things start happening in this town. it's hard to explain the show. but it gets you in and draws you in. and the characters are fantastic. it's a great story. >> leave the town. find somewhere else. >> nobody ever leaves. >> one guy that makes his way out of there. >> the government won't let them leave because -- >> i was watching. get out. go. so, talk to me about this. you shot in northern ireland. i've never been -- >> iceland. >> iceland. i've heard the views are scenic. they're stunning. were you able to enjoy it at all? >> it's an amazing place. i say that it's like hawaii in the arctic, really. i got to play golf there. >> look at that horse. >> yeah. that's my golf cart there. >> those icelandic horses are amazing. >> that's my trailer, one day out on the ice.
watching directv in there, in that tent. and got to go fishing. >> beautiful. >> did you -- i know they got some interesting cuisine out there. any seal meet or whale? anything like that? >> just a lot of gravloks. >> the environmentally -- >> the horses you were talked about, those are direct descendants of genghis kahn's horses. you can't take one out and bring it back to keep it pure. >> this video of you -- there's a video of you floating online. >> screaming like a little girl. >> yes. on the rollercoaster. let's take a listen here. [ screaming ] >> your face is contorted in ways i didn't think was
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i'm full on your grilled cheese. but that's okay. i'll make room for more. jeff mauro is known for his hit series "sandwich king." but he has a sweet side. what was that? >> it was cute. story of my life. >> he's going to show you how to whip up a family specialty in two shakes of a lamb's tail? >> the puns -- raining puns. >> what does that mean?
>> we're making a lamb cake. >> the mauro family lamb cake. my mom has been making this for easter since we were kids. it looks like a lamb, depends on how skilled your cake decorating is. >> give me the ingredients. >> cream cheese, butter. sweetened coconut, eggs, sugar, flour, and decorating elements. here, we're creaming some sugar. some sugar, cream cheese, and we're going to add in some eggs one at a time. >> oh. >> dtraditional baking. add another one until it's uniform. then, add vanilla. if you want to jazz it up with lemon extract or almond extract, play with the flavors. once that's done, we're going to add our dry slowly. right? >> that's my problem. >> all in batches. >> i dump it all in.
this is sifted cake flour. lets all of the butter and everything absorb a little better. once we incorporate all that, here's our finished batter. three things you can do. >> can i try the batter? >> you can eat the batter. i'm not going to judge you. >> this alone is enough. >> okay. you can take that home. >> happy easter. >> don't judge me. i could. >> i will not. >> i could. >> a greased in flour 9 by 14 dish. or you can find these, a lamb cake mold. if you don't have, use a 9 by 14 and a giant muffin tin. >> and make it yourself. >> we'll get our frosting going here. this is an odd -- this is how my mom does it. >> hi, mom. she's watching. >> she was sending this over last night. >> thanks, mom, pam.
>> and shoutout my wife, sarah, who had to dictate the recipe. >> have you made this before? >> no. she's judging. you don't put the ueggs in the - >> sorry, mom, pam. >> you're doing a mom impression. >> i'm not going back to chicago. i'm going to live at wrigley field, i think, this whole summer. >> that's not a bad life. >> not a bad life. it's a custardy thing. you add more butter and vanilla. this is what it looks like. and then, you add your butter and you whip it. this is what you're left with. this beautiful -- if you want to boy store-bought icing or frosting, save a step, right? >> that's right. we're going to take our offset spatula. >> you can see by the beautiful photo realistic lamb face. >> what if you don't have? >> the 9 by 14, and take the
muffin. and coat the whole thing. that's the lamb's wool. it's edible. >> what about this? >> and every lamb cake needs a licorice bow tie. this looks like a male review dancer. here's the thing. >> it's looking better and better. >> i'm going two different colored eyes. >> it's too cute to eat. we have to go. >> nobody wants to see you kill a lamb. >> the best part is fighting over the head at the end of easter. >> how cute is that? for this recipe and more, head to today.com/food. i guess you have to do weather while we eat. >> that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happeninin your neg ck good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. a beautiful morning and a warm,
sunny afternoon. it will feel like summer today with record temperatures, 84 will tie the record for philadelphia and for delaware. that is likely to happen at the lehigh valley for allentown. 84 degrees this afternoon. look at sunshine in new jersey. at the shore, a sea breeze develops. not as warm but still a beautiful day in the suburbs, sunshine. 83 degrees later today. >> what are you doing? >> pam is so proud. i just bit the face off of the lamb on tv. up next, get peeps. how to set the table for a perfect easter brunch, after these messages. lots of wrinkle creams believe the more mysterious they sound, the more... powerful you'll think they are. it's time to see what power really looks like. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair with accelerated retinol sa. clinically proven to reduce wrinkles in just one week. wrinkles? your time is up!
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>> thank you for having me. >> this looks like i went to the store and bought everything. you hand made everything. >> pretty much everything. i did. this table is inspired by the color of the year called greenery. >> it's called greenery. >> greenery is the color. i wanted to bring the outdoors in and make it natural looking. one of the fun things that we're doing is these nests. and the nests are made from recycled grocery bags. i mix it with my shredder and mix it with blue paste and put it in a bowl to form it. i can take an egg -- >> you put the names on the egg. >> so easy. >> that's really cute. >> and the centerpiece is beautiful, too. >> i did a greenery runner with fresh greens. and i added in the paper things to add a little bit ofwhimsy. >> in is your back yard? >> the twig.
and i made the beautiful crepe paper flowers. >> it looks real. >> and i just wired them on to the branch. >> we should point out, you can use silk flowers, too. >> one of my favorite things is using linen. linen can be expensive. but this is under two bucks. >> what is that? >> it's a linen napkin. i can get six out of a whole yard. and we just fray the edge, very simple. once it's frayed, you can use it again and again. >> your maybes or your family and friends will be so impressed. this look s expensive, too. >> it's not. >> let's go to the kids table. >> how long did this take? >> a couple minutes. >> a couple of hours? that's it. i would have it around presidents day. >> i love it. >> a bright and colorful kids brunch. the thing i like to do is keep
them entertained. i have the printable color place mats for them. and we have a little cup that's full of crayons that looks like a ka rcarrot. >> these are edible crayons, right? >> they're not. get coloring. we made the little paper hats for them. >> you did that for them? >> i brought my own. this is my own from home. >> make some hats? we have the printable pages. they're printed on card stock. i cut this out. run it to my table to form it. you can buy them, but why? you can diy. >> i think it's fun. >> form it like this. and put some ears on. i have glue dots. you're making this look easier than it is. >> i don't know. >> you've done this a little bit. a little practice. >> come over to my place and we'll indict together. >> this is so cute. >> and you can add a pom-pom and a string. this is for you.
>> what about the carrots? >> a similar thing. print it out of card stock. and i have scoring and folding. just glue it together. looks like this when you're done. >> where do you get them to print out? on your blog? >> and we have a link on your site, as well. today.com. and the little tastle. >> that's cute. jeff does the food. you do the decorations. >> we're sweeping the nation. >> thank you. we're back in a moment. first, "today" on nbc. finding time to get things done isn't easy. but we've got the digital tools to help. now with xfinity's my account, you can figure things out easily, so you won't even have to call us. change your wifi password to something you can actually remember, instantly. add that premium channel, and watch the show everyone's talking about, tonight. and the bill you need to pay? do it in seconds. because we should fit into your life, not the other way around. go to xfinity.com/myaccount
to make this hat. >> how much does he look like jimmy fallon? >> i thought it was jimmy. >> when i'm flying united coach flight. >> drag you out of the plane. >> look at that. >> yeah. >> look at that. >> hey. >> there you go. >> my gosh. >> we weren't disappointed. >> handsome guys. look at that. >> and this one can cook. >> what do you have coming? >> we have reid cscott. we have easter crafts. >> and spanky tuesday. >> have you eve
good morning. i'm erin coleman. let's get over to bill henley with your most accurate forecast. this time of year, normally see high temperatures in the low 60s. we are already past that. the developing weather story, 68 in new jersey. 66 in philadelphia and the suburbs. well on the way to the 80s, suburbs. king of prussia, blue sky by 3:00 this afternoon. into the low 80s. topping out. set record in delaware, lehigh
valley and philadelphia. time to check traffic with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter, fran chez ska ruscio. >> let's avoid the schuylkill expressway. it took the vine towards the blue ridge, 53 minutes -- it will take you 43 minutes. it dips into the single digits. accident at morris avenue over by lauren avenue. back to you. two environmental groups are waging a fight against a new approved gas pipeline. they recently approved that run through the federally protected reserve in cumberland and cape may. the sierra club and environment new jersey are appealing the decision. the groups say the approval breaks a rule that states any project in the pinelands must benefit the community. i'm erin coleman. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. now, back to the "today" show.
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