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warming up. the record high temperatures you can expect to see today. taking action. president trump calls for gun control changes as school shooting survivors take matters into their own hands. and speeding towards a medal. in just hours a local olympian will be competing on the world stage. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikehema. might be time to break out the short sleeves today as we are expecting more record warmth. hey, bill. >> hey, vai. hard to believe we're about a month away from the beginning of
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spring, but it certainly felt like spring yesterday. this a live view of cape may. that's not the only spot seeing some thick fog. allentown is reporting some dense fog. thick also in wilmington. and the fog we can see at wild wood a quarter mile visibility there. there are some spots in between, and it is still forming right now. so we'll likely see some more fog before we get that sunshine and record warmth. 60 degrees right now in the suburbs, 53 with the fog in philadelphia. and this afternoon we're on track with more records today. 76 in philadelphia, 70 for the suburbs and new jersey where even the lehigh valley and delaware, look at that 77 degrees this afternoon. the coolest spot will be the jersey shore, but you'll get some sunshine too and into the 60s in the afternoon. i'll break it down hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes.
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but first let's see what's affecting the roads. the blue route and our cameras around schuylkill expressway, on-ramp is where we're watching to start. coming from the northbound side of the blue route heading to the schuylkill expressway we're watching that construction. and speaking of the schuylkill we're watching construction there, actually westbound from south street to about the vine street expressway. so just missing the cut off here for this 11 minute drive time with speed there in the 60s. watch for one lane lost. the wild temperature swing could cause problems for your morning commute. more potholes have been popping up across the area. in fact, work crews have filled 500 on lincoln drive alone since the beginning of the year. >> nbc 10's matt delucia joins us live. matt, tell us what we need to know about that little stretch right there. >> reporter: well, it is a big
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problem, vai and tracy. one thing drivers need to know is just be careful. this is just one spot. and look what it's doing to the cars. the there are hubcaps just lying here on the side of the road. 500 are the number of potholes they've filled here since january 1st. crews were ought in this area by gypsy lane just a few days ago, and why are all these potholes opening up now? well, you can blame it on the fall. and the city says they will be out aggressively working they say to fill as many as they can as fast as they can. but if you do use the roads then you should not be surprised to see more of these potholes in the coming days and weeks. right now it's about trying to keep up. next hour we're going to talk about how the warmup is not all that bad. we're going to go through the
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winners and losers of this spring-like weather. >> speaking of this spring-like weather you can track today's record warmth on our nbc 10 app. you can see the forecast right in your neighborhood and get a look at it temperature changes to come. new overnight a driver runs down a woman in a philadelphia neighborhood. now police are looking for the car just after 12:30 sent the woman to the hospital. she's listed with a broken arm and internal injuries. police do not have a description of the car. and here's a look at the other top stories we're following for you this morning. >> authorities and arrested and charged a neurologist with raping a patient in new york city. he'll be arraigned for allegedly raping a woman multiple times. in 2016 he pleaded guilty to assaulting seven patients while he was chairman of drexal university's neurology
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department. he had to forfeit his medical license. allentown mayor ed pawlowski is expected to take the stand today in his corruption trial. the judge sent jurors home early yesterday after -- the mayor has pleaded not guilty. pennsylvania republicans plan to challenge the new congressional district map drawn up by the supreme court, and they could file a challenge as early as today. among the changes the map redraws the odd shaped seven district to include much of delaware county. and today new jersey governor phil murphy will sign legislation restoring 7.5 milli $7.5 million for womens health and family planning. the bill restores funding for planned parenthood and womens clinics that was cut by former
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governor christy. developing now, the florida school massacre prompts more action on gun control at the highest level of government. president trump begins a series of listening sessions today with teachers, students and others affected by gun violence. and he's encouraging lawmakers to take action to prevent more mass shootings. on twitter last night the president called from everyone across the spectrum to strengthen background checks. the president said he has directed the justice department to work on banning bump stocks. those are the devices that uh-uh low semiautomatic rifles to fire close to the rate of a fully automatic weapon. and students from the school of last week's massacre are in the capitol this morning to push for gun control. they were greeted by cheers from other students as they arrived in tallahassee last night. governor rick scott will also meet with several student groups
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throughout the day. mil murphy says his putting measures. >> they plan to expand training on how to expand suspicious activity to bus drivers and teachers, and they'll look at how law enforcement follows up on those leads to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. and david leech wants a bill to temporary take away a gun who seems a threat of violence. if the threat is found credible the guns could be permanently confiscated without criminal penalties. 4:37 right now, 53 degrees outside. a teenager in western pennsylvania faces charges. they arrested him yesterday
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southeast of pittsburgh. police say he confessed to planning the shooting with two other students. one of those students also faces charges. police are investigating the third. controversy on the court. a referee refuses to let a local high school student play. >> what she says she was told to take off if she wanted to be part of the game. one final ride. i'm keith jones here in south korea covering the winter olympics. lindsey vonn gave an emotional interview after taking home the bronze.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you right now with a quick check on the road. watching construction over the blue route southbound side, at least the southbound ramp to schuylkill expressway. that's what we're seeing here. with the left lane lost, traffic is getting by, but it should be there until about 5:00. watching that construction and also watching out in old city from that fire earlier and over the weekend. chestnut street between fourth and second, and between walnut and market are still closed there. we'll check in with some of those cameras when i come back. i'm meteorologist bill henley. the wind is blowing this morning, and like yesterday that's a warming wind for us. southwesterly winds will really
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boost temperatures during the day. back into record territory. in fact expecting record temperatures for philadelphia, allentown, trenton, atlantic city, wilmington even more widespread records than yesterday. we are getting a warm start and a bit foggy, too. 53 right now in philadelphia, 70s this afternoon will break out into sunshine. it's going to feel like late spring or early summer. you'll start to see some sunshine early this afternoon. it the lehigh valley will see clouds breaking for sunshine. the winds out of the southwest and temperatures will warm into the 70s, here, too. new jersey to start with 62 degrees. then it's 70s this afternoon with bright sunshine later on. those winds will be a bit gusty, and that's going to keep the shore cooler today. mid-60s right along the
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coastline, but just inland you'll feel those warmer temperatures. and delaware, the temperatures warm up so the fog will be gone. but then sunshine and here come the 70s this afternoon. enjoy it today. you know there's a cool change on the way. a look at that and your weekend forecast when i'm back in ten. >> we'll enjoy it while we have it. racing for gold, a local olympian is preparing for the competition of her life today. and phrase fight. the iconic super bowl moment the eagles are fighting to make their own. and all new at 5:00 a.m., getting the edge on the ice. a local university is going h h hi-tech to give skaters a boost on the rink.
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ahead in the medal count with 30. germany has 23. united states in sixth right now with 13 medals, five of them gold. heart break on the ice for the u.s. men's hockey team as the game goes down to the wire. plus a bob slider gets her chance today. >> jamey grubal poser will compete today. i met her four years ago in sochi where she won bronze, but she also has strong ties to south korea. tell us about that. >> reporter: it's unbelievable. her adopted sister elizabeth 17 years old now was adopted from south korea at five months old. she has never seen her sister perform so last night was that opportunity. we're right along the track. this is where we're going to be camped outright here waiting for jamie to come off the track. in just a couple of hours she'll kick off.
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i want to show you the platform for the finish. again, they've got two runs tonight. last night, boy, oh, boy, did she do well. in fact i just ran into her. she was all smiles, she sits in fourth place, two more runs on the high-speed track on tap today. team usa had their hockey dreams dashed. the high stakes quarterfinal game came down to an overtime shootout that team usa just could not win. their olympics are over. but what an olympic finale for lindso von. she won bronze in what she said was most likely her last olympic ski ever. she got emotional talking about her team. >> i was so proud to have competed with such amazing girls. my teammates have really supported me, and we've helped each other. most of us have been injured
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pretty severely, so, you know, i'm really happy and proud to have been competing with them. it's sad. this is my last downhill. i wish i could keep going, you know? >> reporter: she also talked about her biggest fan, her late grandfather, she hoped she made him proud. we haven't heard vonn use the word retirement. even if she hangs it up right now she's the oldest olympic female right now. 33 years old. she's an incredible career. >> keith, thank you very much. and turn to nbc 10's app for more coverage of the 2018 winter
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olympics. you can see the highlights of the competition and get an in-depth look at the local athletes at the olympics. ten before 5:00 right now, and you're going to hear this correctly. it is 53 degrees outside already. >> and getting warmer. let's check in with bill henley with it details. hey, bill sn. >> yeah, there are few neighborhood in the 60s right now. it feels like late may or early june. this hour yesterday we could not see the building. the fog was thick. now there's just a few spots of fog. those areas of fog will disappear as we're on our way to another day of record warmth. but there is another end in sight and and it starts tonight. rain tonight and that's going to bring in a cool change. 60 trenton, mt. holly at 60 degrees, 62 degrees in dover. allentown, even colder than it is in the poconos mountains right now. look at the warm. we'll be in the 50s this
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morning. we'll see some fog and clouds, but we'll break for sunshine. and it's back into the 70s. the record setback in 1930 is 72 degrees, so we'll be beyond that today. fog, just a few scattered clouds. no sign of the wet weather to come in our area, but you can see there it is, that line of showers that starts moving in tonight. and it's going to usher in days of wet weather that's going to take us thru the weekend. clouds this weekend thinning for some sunshine this afternoon. the first showers this evening at 6:00. you can see them starting to move into berks county and the lehigh valley. but it's going to take some time for them to move in. those showers during the 9:00 evening reach into the suburbs and parts of new jersey and delaware. 76 this afternoon. that's 4 degrees above the record -- no, 6 degrees above the record for today.
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it's going to be a warm one. tomorrow 48 degrees. the showers will continue on friday. saturday it looks like the least rainy of these four days. but a steady rain returns on sunday with temperatures in the 50s. then we finally get some sunshine monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday. no sign of cold. the temperatures will be hovering right around the 50 degree mark. >> thank you, bill. about seven minutes before 5:00 a.m. we may actually need the air conditioner on later this afternoon. >> maybe. it felt humid this morning. this afternoon we'll say. let's check your ride to work, though. checking the blue route. at least coming from the southbound side of the blue route moving to the schuylkill expressway we're seeing a lane lost there. one lane of traffic moving through. on time for mass transit for the morning and not seeing any delays for septa, new jersey and
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amtrak transit. south street and headed up towards the vine street expressway, we'll be watching that. and should be clearing within the next few minutes or so. so we'll watch that for you and check in on the roads when i come back. a referee stops a banl player from taking the court. what she refused to take off that's causing controversy.
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a philadelphia muslim student will get to play in her school's basketball playoff game this afternoon. >> she had to sit out the last game because a referee would not allow her to play unless she took off her hijab.
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on friday the referee ruled she was unable to play because the 16-year-old didn't have a proper waive reform. the coach should have filled out the form to get her head covering approved, but she had played in 24 games this year without any issues. >> i was embarrassed because it's in the middle of the game. we had spectators and et cetera watching and you chose to do it in front of all these people. >> the head of had state association says this was all due to a communication issue and not religion since the coach failed to fill out a form at the begin ogof the year. and he also tells us there have been 15 athletes since the beginning of the year who have requested to wear head covering and have all been approved. the team wants to own it. >> the eagles filed paperwork with the u.s. patent and trademark office. however, they've got some
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competition. also filing for a trademark on the name along with six other companies. it could take up to eight months before the office reaches a decision. >> yeah, they're not the first ones to get in. >> yeah, and they're been other teams. lakers famously tried to trademark three peat some 20 plus years ago. now for more of the stories we're following for you at 5:00 a.m. >> record warmth. temperatures are rising across our area but the warm weather won't be sticking around for long. how the president is responding to the gun control movement and the survivors stopping by the white house to join the conversation. and costly computer virus lch a lehigh valley community is looking at a hefty price tag to fix a malware issue impacting the city's network. and wait until you step outside this morning, and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikehema. i left my coat in the car
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actually before i came to work. let's check in with bill henley. >> and sent my coat to canada where they probably need it. it's still cold there. and we will get some colder weather, but not today. this is ocean city. also seeing some thick fog in allentown. but at this time reading is not a problem. coatesville just some very light fog. lancaster has a quarter mile visibility and thick fog in wilmington which didn't see the thick fog yesterday and has formed this morning. it is getting thicker, and you may run into some spots of fog this morning, but this afternoon it'll be gone and the sunshine will be back. 58 right now in the lehigh valley. 50 in delaware, and look at the temperature at 60 degrees now in the suburbs. the numbers warm. we'll get some sunshine. the fog disappears and warm winds will be blowing us into the record books again today with 70s across the board, 76 degrees in new jersey

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