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morning, even though it's above freezing in philadelphia. surfaces tend to be colder. even though the air is 37 degrees, the ground, sidewalk or road can be at or just below freezing. looks dry, shouldn't be an issue. if it looks damp, treat it as ice this morning. 20s in allentown, pottstown and reading, just at the freezing mark for mt. holly. 34 and falling in wilmington. we'll see bright sunshine today. that will lead to a quick warmup, 36 degrees at 7:00. 40s by 10:00. near 50 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon with bright sunshine all day long. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington taking a break. katy zachry has your first alert traffic. >> you know what, i stopped by yesterday, thought i'd stop by again today. that's a good reminder about areas that are freezing this morning. of course bridge surfaces and exit on ramps and off ramps, those can freeze faster than the pavement. a live look outside, this is 95 at woodhaven road, your drive
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time southbound on 95 between woodhaven and the vine street expressway is a quick ç13 minutes. average speed in the 60s here. that's running smoothly. 76 eastbound headed into center city philadelphia. you're running smoothly there with 13 minutes and then the blue route if you're headed southbound between 76 and 95, average speeds in the low 60s. that will take you about 15 minutes. there was construction on the northeast extension of the pennsylvania turnpike. that has since cleared in the last little bit. a live look up in the lehigh valley, 78 at cedar crest boulevard. no issues to report in the lehigh valley, 309 and 22 look good as well. moving into new jersey, 295 and the 42 freeway, everything is running on or close to schedule. thank you, katy. today a pivotal court hearing in a case against bill cosby a little more than a month after the comedian was arrested for sexual assault. he'll be back if a montgomery county court. his lawyers denied the allegations and vow to fight them all. nbc 10's matt delucia live for us at the courthouse in
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norristown where all eyes will be on cosby this morning. >> reporter: the courthouse here in norristown is ready for the national spotlight. we see media outlets from around the country here. this will be an important hearing because what happens here today could mark the end of the criminal case against bill cosby. here's why. it all comes down to a supposed agreement between then d.a. bruce castor and cosby. cosby's legal team says in 2005 castor promised not to prosecute him in exchange for a deposition. in that deposition, cosby admitted to giving a woman quaaludes before engaging in sexual contact with her. the district attorney now, kevin steele filed charges last month. at issue is whether or not that alleged agreement holes up. bruce castor is expected to take the stand to testify about that agreement. we spoke with defense attorney bill brennan. he does not represent cosby but he has been following it closely t. doesn't get any better than having the district attorney at the time say, i made this deal
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and it should be honored. that's as powerful as it gets. >> there's a few ways this could >> there's a few ways this could go move forward, he could dismiss the case or hold it under advisement and mack a decision at a later time. all eyes will be here in norristown at this courthouse later on this morning. we'll be here and let you know what happens. live in norristown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 5:33 and 37 degrees. presidential candidate hillary clinton wins the iowa democratic caucus. nbc news called the race overnight. vermont senator bernie sanders spoke last night before the race was called. he said when he started campaigning nine months ago he had no name recognition. on the gop side, ted cruz is the winner. >> polling has shown that the texas senator was slipping but he had a strong showing to finnish first place last night. cruz pulled ahead of the pack
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with 28% of the vote. he's followed by donald trump, marco rubio and ben carson. >> iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media. >> trump is on to new hampshire where he is polling in first. rubio and cruz hoping this momentum can tighten the race there. and last night, ben carson's camp put out a letter saying he is not dropping out of the republican presidential race and he's looking for -- to the first primary election next week in new hampshire. nbc 10's lauren mayk traveled from philadelphia to iowa to cover the caucuses which turned out to be a historic race on both sides of the aisle. lauren joins us now, live from des moines. it was a very narrow win for hillary clinton and historic victory for ted cruz. >> good morning, vai. nbc news has declared hillary
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clinton the apparent winner here in iowa. but you know, this is really about bragging rights because both of these candidates here will be getting delegates. as you mentioned, a very, very close race here, in fact, the chair of the democratic party here in iowa puttingç out a statement overnight calling this the closest race in democratic caucus history here in iowa. let me explain a little bit about what we are seeing stand right now. the party is actually still working to get the final tally from last night. they're waiting for one precinct here in des moines. this is -- all kinds of number crunching. it's measured by delegate equivalent. there are 1,400 of them. we are really at this point talking about a handful. even if bernie sanders got all of the ones from this one precinct, he still would not win. i visited one of the caucus sites last night and i talked to people who came out for both candidates. >> he's bringing up the conversations that i want to hear, about change, about making
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america better whonchs a. >> who are you choosing tonight? >> hillary. >> why? >> i think her foreign policy experience. i think she has the most experience of any of the candidates and really will do great things for our country. >> let's talk about the republican side now. after weeks of taking fire from donald trump and marco rubio, ted cruz beat both of them. >> tonight is a victory for kraj jous c -- courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this gate nation. >> one of the big talkers on the republican side is marco rubio. just in the past few days here in iowa, i heard his name a lot on the ground. and look how close he came to donald trump, very, very close there. now, nbc news learned last night that even before these results rolled in, democrat martin o'malley was going to be
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suspending his campaign for president. that means his supporters are going to be in demand both here in iowa and beyond. and just as an example, that a victory here in iowa does not mean everything, mike huckabee who won the iowa caucuses back in 2008 has already suspended his campaign for president. for çnow, live in des moines, iowa, i'm lauren mayk, nbc 10 news. >> nbc 10 is also looking ahead to new hampshire where george spencer will follow the candidates as they prepare for the first primary election next week. see george's reports beginning on sunday. 5:37 and 37 degrees in philadelphia. a judge will sentence chaka fattah jr. today. last year a federal jury found fattah jr. guilty of 22 counts of fraud. prosecutors say he lied to banks to get business loans to support an extravagant lifestyle. he could face up to almost six years in prison. fattah jr. is the son of
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congressman chaka fattah which have who is married to nbc anchor renee chenault-fattah. renee is currently on leave from nbc 10. the garden state is expanding protection of people in flood-prone areas. the blue acres buyout program has been expanded to include down township and cumberland county. under the program, the state buys homes in high-risk flood zones, demolishes them and preserves the land. downe's mayor says without the homes, the already small tax base could be wiped out. >> we're not going to have revenues left. i don't see anything else except bankruptcy. >> but the state says it only buys from owners who are willing to sell and the homes are valued at their pre-sandy prices. governor jack markell will
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officially recognize the work of his state's national guard during last month's blizzard. about 300 soldiers and airmen were called to duty during the storm to help with evacuation and transportation. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 21 minutes before 6:00. getting a chilly start this morning. you may see a few icy spots to start with. it's 38 degrees. that's at the airport. râ1a!%ñinternational. much of the rest of the area is running closer to freezing. look at wrightstown, now at 31 degrees. 25 in pottstown, doylestown is at 30 degrees. camden county, right at the freezing mark for audubon and haddonfield is at 29 degrees. not really in the safety zone for pennsauken either. at 33 degrees, you'll see ice this morning but it will disappear. the rain is long gone. sunshine through the day, bright sunshine of that and a mild groundhog day into the 50s.
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normally we'd warm into the 40s. we'll get close to the 50 degree mark for bethlehem and fleetwood. sunshine will be bright all day long today and the weekend looking mild, too. saturday and sunday with temperatures near 50 degrees. but before we get to the weekend, we have wet weather ahead and the possibility that we'll see some heavier rainfall and record temperatures. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> thank you, bill. 20 minutes before 6:00 this tuesday morning as people are headed out the door to go to school, work or the airport. >> maybe to the airport. jessica boyington is off, katy zachry is here. >> bill had mentioned earlier there may be icy spots out there just because of the temperatures overnight and the residual water we have from the rain we've had. i haven't seen issues on area roads but just be aware of that. volume is increasing at 422 and
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trooper road. east and westbound, everything is looking good. i'll keep my eye on that area in particular. the pa turnpike, as well as the northeast extension, average speeds in the 60s in both directions as you make your way between route 1 and the exit for valley forge that drive time is 20, 21 minutes. construction to tell you about on 95. it's affecting things southbound. if you're trying to make your way from aramingo avenue on to 95 southbound,t&e ramp is closed until later this year because of a long-term construction project. on the reverse side, 95 northbound if you're trying to make your way from girard avenue to 95 northbound, that ramp is closed, again, as part of a long-term construction project. there are plenty of detour signs in place for that. back to you guys. >> thank you, katy. we still don't have a state budget in pennsylvania but governor tom wolf is already looking ahead. straight ahead, we'll tell you what governor wolf is planning for next year's spending. plus, it's the new plan that
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could help eliminate drug overdoses in local schools and we'll tell you what pennsylvania is doing that will make it the first in the nation.
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5:45 and 37 degrees. the proposed temple
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university football stadium drew angry demonstrations. take a look. >> where's the community? where's the community? >> protesters disrupted a q & a forum with the university's president and athletic director yesterday afternoon. member of the surrounding community are concerned about the disruption it would cause to the neighborhood. they were upset that they were being left out of the discussion. >> the students aren't going to be here when the huge stadium is at 15th and montgomery. the community ebb ms. who have been living here for 30 years will still be there. >> minimum wage activists wanted to know why temple can't ( workers $15 an hour if they can afford a new stadium. the mayor has met with the university on this issue and encouraged them to continue community outreach to residents' voices are heard and concerns are addressed. 5:45. police are searching for three guys who brutally beat and stabbed a customer at a chinese restaurant in the north
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philadelphia and the violent attack was caught on surveillance cameras. we do want to warn you, this is graphic. the video from the lucky garden takeout on north broad street on saturday night. three men tackled a customer, stabbed him more then a dozen times. used his own belt to whip him before stealing his watch. the attack lasted nearly two minutes as bystanders beg for the men to stop. >> one of the guys had a knife and he bleed a lot. >> it did look personal. they were pulling out belts, laughing like it's funny, like they wanted to do that to him. >> that's sick. oh, that's messed up. >> here's a closer look at the men police want to identify. they do believe the man was targeted by this group. at last check, that man, the victim, is hospitalized in critical condition. and today in washington, president obama and house speaker paul ryan are set to meet. this will be the first face-to-face we have since the wisconsin lawmaker became the speaker of the house last
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october. the men are expected to discuss issues like isis, the budget and the nation's heroin epidemic. there's a new plan to prevent deadly drug overdoses at pennsylvania schools. the state will become the first in the nation to supply the heroin antidote narcan free to all public high schools. each school will get one carton of narcan nasal spray. schools will have access to new educational materials and training. this is the same spray now being carried by officers across delaware county and they are the first in the nation to do so. pennsylvania is still operating without a budget as the stalemate continues into the second month of the new year. but nbc 10 has learned that governor tom wolf already has the framework for next year's >> i'm giving my 2016-'17 budge eight dress a week from tomorrow on february 9th, next tuesday. and we still need to have a balanced budget that makes the investments we need to make in
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pennsylvania for the 2015-'16 year that still has another five months to run. >> the governor went on to say, the math has to add up for the budget to be balanced and a budget this year to be passed. 5:48 and it is groundhog day. punxsutawney phil will come out of his burrow and tell us about his prediction. ledge end has it if he sees his shadow, we're in for six more weeks of winter. if not, spring is around the corner. since 1988 he was right 13 times and wrong 15 times. >> those aren't good odds. >> we have a better guy. >> we have the real deal. >> bill. >> it is going to be a close call. there are clouds moving through punxsutawney right now. those clouds will be out for some sunshine during the day. i see no reason he shouldn't see his shadow which would mean more
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winter. winter will be taggiking a brea. no sign of any clouds this morning. the clouds to the west, though, these are what's coming in for us for tomorrow. look at the snow and rain. that's a storm system that will be arriving wednesday. today we'll stay sunny, nice and clear, bright sunshine fades for tomorrow. we'll start off with clouds early in the morning on wednesday and then here comes the chance of rain at 7:00 in the morning. the heavier rain due in in the afternoon. during the later morning hours, tomorrow, we'll get a break from the rain. this is when the temperatures take off and we'll see record temperatures tomorrow. for today, what we'll get is sunshine, bright sunshine. to do away with any icy spots this morning. mostly sunny skies, mild, 50 to 54 degrees this afternoon. the seven-day forecast, cool start in the morning. look at that warmup.ç a few rain showers to start with, then a break. 65 degrees. breaks the record of 62 set back in '06. windy, wet and warm. wednesday drying out and cooler
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with gusty winds thursday. by friday, less windy and we'll see a nice sunny day. after a cold start, 45 degrees friday afternoon. first weekend of february, doesn't look bad at all. morning temperatures at or below freezing. high temperatures saturday and sunday will be near 50 degrees. it will be in the 40s on monday with a chance of seeing some rain and snow. >> i'm still looking at this 65. >> it's hard to get over that. despite the fact it will be wet and windy. >> 65 is 65. >> ten minutes before 6:00. >> time to get a check on traffic and here is katy zachry with more on that. >> that's right, filling in for jessica boyington this morning. the vine street expressway, there was no overnight construction to hinder any of the flow there. and traffic is running really smoothly. average speeds in both directions on the vine are in the 50s right now. a lot of green along the vine. just a little bit of yellow as you're merging on. that's not because of volume. it's because of traffic lights you have to slow in order to get on to the vine. the camera along 476 bridge pike
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is not showing you what i can tell you, traffic is running smoothly. if you're headed to the midtown -- if you're headed up to the lehigh valley and you want to take the northeast extension to the pennsylvania turnpike, your drive on 476 northbound looks really good. if you're headed up to the lehigh valley, 78 at cedar crest boulevard where our traffic camera has frozen for a second but traffic along 78 is running smoothly, 22 and 309 is free and clear of any issues as well. just got this traffic advisory from new castle county, delaware. this is for delaware drivers. they're alerting you to what bill has mentioned and i've mentioned throughout the morning with current air moisture levels and falling temperatures, black ice may form on bridges and overpasses along with some of the smaller, less traveled roads. be aware of that. if you see standing water, it could be icy at this hour. >> thank you, katy. donald trump isç no strang to controversial comments. ahead at 6:00. how one of his tweets is coming back to haunt him after last
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night's caucuses results. and next at 5:00, a super wish comes true for a young eagles fan. we'll tell you how the birds came through for nicholas and his family.
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and good morning. it is 5:55 and 37 degrees in philadelphia on your tuesday morning. a live look outside. this is 95 right at woodhaven road where you see traffic both north and southbound on 95 is running pretty smoothly. a look at new jersey roads right now. the 42 freeway in deptford right near route 41, things on the 42 freeway are running smoothly. coming up, we take a look at drive times on 95 as well as the 42 freeway. >> thank you, katy. listen up philadelphia parents, you have a few more weeks if you're looking to get financial help to send your kids to a private or catholic school. march 1st is the deadline for applications for the children's scholarship fund philadelphia. it helps children in need attend quality tuition-based schools. this year, 5,500 students are receiving the scholarship money at 160 area private schools.
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the application process isç simple. >> it literally takes three minutes to complete. we don't charge a fee. and once they do that, a family's entered into our lottery and we'll be conducting the lottery shortly after march 1st. >> politics are being accepted right now for 2,000 scholarships to private or parochial schools you must be a philadelphia resident to apply. go to or check out the nbc 10 app for more information. philadelphia sports writers honored carli lloyd as their athlete of the year. lloyd accepted the honor at the association's dinner last night. her hat trick helped the u.s. women's team capture the world cup last july. you'll remember she's currently training for this summer's olympics in rio. now to a ninth grader who is bravely battling leukemia and a longstanding wish finally came true for him. >> it was all made possible by the philadelphia eagles and the make a wish foundation and our nbc 10 cameras were there to capture it.
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nicholas deon is headed to super bowl 50, courtesy of the eagles. nicholas received a full tour of the nova care complex, including the draft room and their weight facilities yesterday. >> the chair was comfy. >> it is comfy. a special moment came at lunch when a pair of eagles defenders dared to hang out with nicholas. the eagles connected with nicholas via the make a wish foundation and truly enjoyed making a special day for a special young man. good for nicholas. >> that's great. we're following breaking news from the presidential campaign trail. nbc news is marking hillary clinton as the democratic winner of the iowa caucuses. >> we just, a few minutes ago -- in a few minutes we'll break down the historical close race between bernie sanders along with ted cruz's record republican win in iowa. in other news, live in montgomery county as comedian bill cosby is scheduled in court this morning. hear about his legal team's defense plan and the key witness in the case.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> our breaking news this morning, hillary clinton wins iowaç in a race that up until about two hours ago was too close to call. >> and even though he was being -- donald trump -- he was behind donald trump in the polls, ted cruz emerges as the winner in iowa. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. i'm really honored. >> also happening today, bill cosby faces his first hearing on criminal charges and his lawyers will try to convince a judge to dismiss the charges. it's 6:00 a.m. and 37 degrees in philadelphia. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. what an exciting night in iowa the kickoff to a big political year we have complete coverage for you this morning. nbc 10's lauren mayk is still in iowa this morning. she'll join us live at 6:30. first let's


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