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authorities tell us that he approached secret service and someone in iowa told him to drive to the white house. they located his car and found a rifle along with ammunition and a knife inside. police have the man in custody, charges are pending. right now on nbc 10 news at 5:00, sexual assault investigation, upper darby police arrest a man for attacking a 5-year-old girl and the crime doesn't stop there. >> nbc 10's george spencer is live in upper darby to explain. george, what have you learned? >> reporter: keith, the man at the center of this case is actually the relative of the young victim, we're learning. the allegations here disturb even police. we're told a 5-year-old girl was taken to the hospital just yesterday with symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease. doctors there at c.h.o.p. immediately called in police and investigators say that 5-year-old victim recounted to them details of the sexual assault by her 18-year-old
relative. now, the suspect who has been arrested is originally from ecuador, though he's been living here in upper darby legally. he has denied the rape but police tell us he also has chlamydia as did that young victim. we're also told he has allegedly asked to account for this crime back in his native country. >> he asked if he could go back to ecuador and be tried in ecuad ecuador. if he's convicted and does any jail time he does it in ecuador. my statement to detectives was, if they want to come and fly him out, that's good with me. we'll put him on a plane and send him back to ecuador. >> reporter: the sexual assault at the center of all of this allegedly happened several months ago. police say it did take some time for that young victim's symptoms to develop. the 18-year-old suspect will likely be behind bars awaiting what's next in his case for some time.
his bond is $250,000 cash. live in upper darby police headquarters tonight, i'm george spencer, nbc 10 news. now to a deadly pileup, skyforce 10 overhead after a tractor-trailer plowed into several cars, pushing them into a crumpled mess. two people died and over a dozen others were hurt. >> randy gyllenhall is live in maidencreek township. you have new details about charges in the deadly crash. >> reporter: yes, police have some video from outside of this dunkin' donuts showing the actual crash as it happened. that was very important in their investigation. they are not releasing that video today but we were able to get our hands on more surveillance video a few feet uo the road, seconds before the crash that shows the driver barreling south, police say he's asleep at the while. a quarter mile from the crash site, surveillance video captures the 18-wheeler cruising
south. he slams into nine vehicles, pinning three of them against a large sign, flipping others upside down. >> but it is clear that he dozed off and it is clear he was driving too fast. >> reporter: officials say the driver, 50-year-old steven bernier woke up and tried to hit the brakes but it was too late. the crash left two people dead, trapped underneath the wreckage, nine other people were injured. the truck driver walked away. >> it sounded like baking sheets being knocked from inside the building on the ground. it continued and there was louder bangs and booms and screeching tires. i knew exactly there was a crash. >> reporter: officer robert wood was at the dunkin' donuts and ran over to help the victims. he says some were trapped, crying out for rescue, at least one car crushed like a soda can. >> i've been here 16 years and this is the worst i've ever seen, being right there at the time that it's happening. >> reporter: district attorney john adams says charges will be filed against the truck driver. he was working the overnight shift and police say he was also
speeding. the entire accident captured on dunkin' donuts surveillance video, police say that evidence was key to this investigation. >> that video was telling. it was graphic. and the video really depicted this horrific accident. >> and, again, that video of the actual crash has not been released yet. that suspect is facing vehicular homicide and aggravated assault charges as well as a number of traffic violations against two people dead, nine people injured but that driver, the truck driver, was able to walk away without any real injuries. but he is now in police custody. live in berks county, randy gyllenha gyllenhall, nbc 10 news. neighbors and businesses watched in horror at what unfolded outside their windows. several witnesses told nbc 10 they had just arrived at work when the accident happened.
>> i heard a big bang and i noticed the two tractor-trailers right where the dunkin' donuts was and instantly all the other cars just started smashing into each other and instant mayhem, people screaming. >> there were cars in the field, the tractor-trailer and a car was up against the sign at dunkin' donuts. it looked like an explosion went off. >> police said the driver fell asleep at the wheel. nabes and nearby workers claim this has been a deadly stretch of road for years. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> record cold air stings your consistent longer you're out in it. for people working out in it, like those guys building an eic rink in cooper river pack even harder. >> let's bring in meteorologist sheena parveen. how cold will it be tonight? >> we'll be cold once again but we don't expect to see record lows like we saw this morning. this morning we had a couple record lows getting set. here are the record low temperatures for this morning
and the actual temperatures in georgetown, delaware, hit those record lows. he with were around 20 in philadelphia, upper teens through many of the suburbs as we go through tonight, though, it will still be cold but we just don't expect those record temperatures again. north and west through the lehigh valley, mid to upper 20s at the moment, millville, dover, many areas at or below freezing right now. it is another cold day and we will still cold for tonight. the wind chill with the wind around right now is making it feel 5 to 10 degrees colder than it is, by 8:00 p.m., 30 degrees. even by 10:00 tonight. the numbers keep on going down through the overnight hours. coming up, i'll show you how long the cold will last before we get a warmup. for the second time in less than 24 hours an entertainment company has cut ties with bill cosby. nbc pulled out of plans to have him star in a new family sitcom. a network spokeswoman says the project is no longer under development but didn't say why.
the comedian is coming under increased scrutiny because of claims by several women saying he sexually assaulted them. a former model, janice dickinson is the latest to make accusations. netflix also put off a comedy special. former philadelphia district attorney lynne abraham is putting her hat in the ring for mayor. a victory would make her the first female mayor in the city's history. state senator anthony williams is expected to announce his candidacy within the hour. as we reported yesterday, former mayor nutter spokesman doug oliver is also considering a run. they represent people from all over the state of new jersey. but today the mayors from several new jersey cities were all in the same spot for the
league of municipalities conference in atlantic city. during the conference, local leaders discussed their top concerns and brainstormed solutions to problems like crime and aging infrastructures. get a load of this. six feet and counting. tonight, people in upstate new york are preparing for even more snow. next, we look at why that's the case and why it could be moving into an already buried region. and when people can expect life to return to normal. facing more than balls and strikes, phillies slugger ryan howard was locked in a legal battle with his own family. millions of dollars were at stake. and serving up a lawsuit. why wawa could soon be taking a small indian restaurant to court.
people in western new york just can't catch a break. take a look at what people are dealing with in the buffalo area right now. lake effect storm dumped up to 6 feet of snow. look at him trying to find his car. and more snow is on the way. >> cars buried, houses burr rid there, too. we're here with nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz to get a closer look at the situation up there. we just talked about this, the largest snowfall in one day in american history. >> we just got word from a buffalo tv station, 76 inches at least in one spot which according to them is the greatest one-day snowfall in
u.s. history. >> and more to come. >> yes. that was in one day that they got. so this is the time lapse. you can see it's the same wind direction coming all across lake erie for over 200 miles straight. and that's what helps lead this very cold air over very warm water and creates this incredible band of snow. take a look at this. time lapsed video of yesterday's lake effect storm. now on the right side, they're not getting çanything. on the left side, they're getting buried, because of that exact wind direction. it's coming from lake erie, right into the southern part of buffalo. the northern part of buffalo got very little. and so, of course, they just weren't ready for this. >> i've never seen anything like this.
36. been in buffalo in some pretty good storms. this is by far the worst. >> i bet. buffalo's mayor says crews have already removed 5,000 tons of snow and much more still needs to go. we have some photos to show you from buffalo as well. there will be thousands of them. these snow-covered homes almost look like a post card. cars being buried but houses in imagine digging out of the driveway. these cars will not be leaving anytime soon. and then this poor dog trying to get out, the snow is piled up. it's a wall of snow blocking the entire door. and the buffalo bills stadium is right in the middle of all this. they have four feet of snow on the entire field and they're playing a home game on sunday. sheena? >> you cannot even gig to imagine dealing with any of that, really. record setting for us. we had the record-setting cold this among. we're not looking at the
record-setting cold tonight, though. it will be another cold night, though, across the area. the cold is not going to break before the week is over. it will be cold and breezy as we go into tomorrow. but we have a warmup under way. a warmer weekend ahead. at least for the eagles game and then we keep on warming up as we go into monday. here's a live look outside, center city from the adventure aquarium. nice conditions this evening but it's still cold outside. 31 degrees in philadelphia, feels more like 22 degrees when you factor in the wind we still have around. anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees colder, that's what it feels like with the wind. 26 is the actual temperature in allentown, 29 reading, 28 in pottstown. everyone is at or below freezing. 29 in glassboro, 31 in wilmington, also dover, 30 degrees in atlantic city. again, when you factor in the winds, it's still feeling colder outside. feeling like the 20s for many of us, feeling like 23 in wilmington, northeast philly feeling like 19 degrees in
allentown, 21 is what it feels like in reading. tonight and tomorrow morning, we'll still be cold. mid-to-low 20s. 23 for the morning low in allentown. 25 degrees for quakertown around the trenton area. 25 for doylestown, 30 northeast philly by tomorrow morning. closer to the shore, temperatures at or below freezing with, vinely coming in at the mid-20s. by tomorrow, we'll still be in the mid to upper 20s, so you still want the big puffy coats outside. we are locally dry. you start to notice snow, though, that's all part of the storm system moving once again into the buffalo area. they do expect more snow from this. but this should all really be staying up to our north and west. we won't really be expecting anything in the way of precip until late this weekend. here's future weather. any snow stays well to our north. we do,ç however, stay cold endg out the week but cold and dry for your friday. then going into the weekend
we're dry. sunday we're pretty much dry. it's not until late sunday night when the warm air and rain move in. we have a warmup sunday that will come with the rain. that's why we're expecting rain and not snow. then as we go to the eagles game sunday afternoon, we start off in the mid-50s, fourth quarter. it will be a pretty nice mild game for the eagles. the rain shouldn't be until after that. for tonight, not quite as cold. still cold, though, 28 for philadelphia for the low. for tomorrow, we'll see another windy, cold day. temperatures a little milder than today, though, mid-to-low 40s. it will be windy, mostly sunny out there, too. on friday, we cool back down into the mid-30s for a high temperature. so same cold to end out the week. there you see the warmup sunday, possibly 70 degrees by monday. >> i like the sound of 70 degrees. thank you, sheena. whether we like it or not we'll no doubt see that snow. make sure you're prepared. nbc 10 talked to aaa to see what
you can do. check your battery. the cold weather can drain its power. if it's old and weak your car may not start on a cold morning. >> in the cold weather your battery is responsible for cranking over that engine and getting it going. the colder the weather, the more the engine is tight because of the cold and the oil. it will be difficult for that battery, if it's weak to crank and get your car going. >> aaa says if your battery is three years or older you may need a new one to get through the winter. the organization also suggests putting together an emergency kit for your car. here is what you put into your emergency car kit now. how about a portable shovel, a set of jumper cables, work gloves, bungee cables and a flashlight. it's all listed on your screen. also how about rock salt, de-icer, a fully charged cell phone, ice scraper, blanket and, of course, food. those items should help you out if you find yourself stranded or need to wait for help. screening for sleep disorders. that's what federal regulators
are recommending in the wake of a deadly train derailment. the national transportation safety board said his fatigue was caused by obstructive sleep apnea which he didn't know he had. four people died in the crash. the acting director of the secret service spent some time on the hot seat in washington today, joseph clancy testified before the house judiciary committee telling lawmakers how he's working to bolster the beleaguered asian states. highlights include recruiting highly qualifiedati asians. clancy took over from julia pierson resigned after a number of incidents, including an armed man scaling a white house fence and getting inside. >> although i firmly believe the secret service is better than this incident, i openly acknowledge that a failure of this magnitude, especially in light of other recent incidents,
requires immediate action and longer term reform. >> joseph clancy is from havertown.ç the world health organization recommended that dr. felix baez go to geneva for treatment. he's one of the 165 cuban doctors and nurses treating people for ebola in sierra leone. he tested positive for ebola on monday. right now we can tell you he is in stable condition. >> ebola survivor dr. kent brantly says compassion needs to overcome fear when it comes to fighting the disease. >> i think the important thing is that we go to west africa and put a stop to the outbreak there while we continue to support and encourage the researchers and scientists who are trying to find a good treatment or cure or
vaccine for ebola. >> brantly spoke on a tarmac in charlotte, north carolina today. behind him you could see a huge jet filled with 90,000 pounds of relief supplies headed for liberia. brantly helped organize the effort. bill and me linda gates are joining the fight against ebola. the couple's foundation is donating close to $6 million to help collect plasma from ebola survivors to help treat new victims. it contains substances the immune system makes to fight the virus. more than a dozen other companies and universities also contributed. overhauling immigration. tomorrow night, president obama will announce steps that he'll take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the united states from deportation. those eligible immigrants would not be entitled to federal benefits, including health care tax credits. the president said while everyone agrees the immigration system is broken, washington
allowed the problem to, quote, fester for too long. president obama will travel to las vegas friday to promote his plan. a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows more americans disapprove of president obama taking executive action on immigration. but those views break down along party lines. here's what the survey found. 48% of americans disapprove of any executive action on immigration while 38% approve. when it comes to democrats, 63% back the president, compared to 11% of republicans. dollar tree shopping arrest. police say this man was doing more than bargain hunting. who he is and what he's accused of doing to other customers.
comes as no surprise, the dangerous and stressful work police officers do every single day may put them at greater risk for a heart attack. officers are 30 to 70 times more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death during altercations, arrests or chases. the officer's risk of a deadly heart attack was also 20 to 25 times higher during physical training exercises and nine times higher than rduring rescu operations. forget about bed bugs, customers and border officials found another destructive pest in passenger's bags at philadelphia international. this is what they found, a copra beetle. one of the most destructive insect pests of grains, cereals and stored food. they discovered the insect twice
in luggage in september. the beetles were in dried goods carry ied in dried items. this time yesterday, dozens of firefighters were battling flames at the popular columbus farmers market. but today, customers and business owners have hope. when shoppers will be able to return to the burlington county complex. it's one of the biggest contracts in all of sports but phillies first baseman ryan howard wasn't the only one getting paid. nbc 10 has details of a multimillion dollar howard family feud. plus, we're learning more being blamed for this deadly pileup in berks couldn'tpy. he's been in trouble before. the disturbing crime he committed. that's coming up on nbc 10 news at 6:00.
this is nbc 10 news. right now at 5:30, picking up the pieces one day after this multialarm fire badly damaged a burlington county farmers market. new hope tonight for shoppers and business owners. >> nbc 10 south jersey bureau reporter cydney long is live in columbus. you heard new information about the fire? >> reporter: keith, i did. that's right, investigators told he fire
here contained to building four does not appear to be suspicious or set on purpose. the chief of police said, though, investigators will be back tomorrow morning to search for that exact cause inside. this as vendors and shoppers will be welcome back on their normal thursday but outside only. holly newell is still in shock. >> we lost all of our equipment, the entire store. >> reporter: on tuesday, flames destroyed her business, not just bagels along with nearly a dozen other shops housed inside building four of the nearly century old farmers market. >> you name it, they have it. >> reporter: tasha jones of mt. laurel knows the market well. >> you have the containers like you get in the chinese restaurant. >> reporter: considers it a unique retail shopping area, indoor and out. >> there's even a biker store for decals and all kind of little paraphernalia for your bike which i thought was a little unusual. >> reporter: as investigators search for the need until the
hey sta h haystack, it doesn't appear to be criminal. >> there's no reason to believe it was criminal activity. >> 95% of the market was not affected by the fire. >> reporter: he says the columbus family will move heaven and earth to relocate vendors affected to other areas as soon as possible because the people who run the booths and shop here depend on it. >> the positive side is, there will be a lot of fire sales. i'm sure the maerchants want to be open. >> we're coming back stronger. >> reporter: you can see out here right now, the remedial firms are setting up to work through the night. among some of the businesses destroyed inside building four were a fried chicken restaurant as well as a jewelry store. many of them have invested 20 years here all of them tell me they're hoping to relocate to some of the vacant buildings here by next week thursday, their busiest day of the season, thanksgiving. live in columbus, i'm cydney
long, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it seems the record cold is here to stay. >> at least for now. nbc 10's first alert meteorologist sheena parveen is here to tell us how cold it will get. >> it will be cold as we go through tonight. early this morning we hit records across the area. we're in the mid to upper 20s right now through much of the lehigh valley. 28 pottstown, 26 allentown, 31 philadelphia. low 30s south jersey and delaware. with the wind it feels 5 to 10 degrees colder when you factor in that wind chill in the area. by 6:00 p.m., we'll still be around 30 degrees, still cold and breezy by 8:00 tonight, around 30 still and we stay cold by 10:00 p.m. still cold through the overnight hours tonight. not as cold as last night. but the cold streak will last us through the end of the week. then we have a nice warmup in the forecast and also some rain. i'll show you the timing of that coming up. and this early arctic blast
is making it tough for anyone working outside as you can imagine. the winter preview is hitting drivers hard. nbc 10 delaware bureau reporter tim furlong explains. it's the feel in the air or the thermometer in your car didn't make it clear enough,ç captain obvious is here to help. >> it's kind of cold, very cold here. >> reporter: road workers had another tough day today. these guys are worried it's too cold too early this year. >> we're not in great shape. we're about to get realistic. it's not looking good to be honest with you. >> reporter: the weather is tough on the cars that drive by the crews, too. aa mid-atlantic says their calls were up 22% over the same day last year, responding to more than 2,200 weather related battery jump calls in our region, 37% of their total call volume. that's high. below freezing days mean extra fun and extra noise at the goddard school in wilmington. goddard schools have a weather
chart that tells them when the kids can safely play outside or which days teachers should let the children go cra cra inside. >> there are guidelines where it's not okay. >> reporter: like today? >> today is not okay. yes. >> reporter: workers are scrambling to get this new italian restaurant in north wilmington. the guy building the patio fence, he says today was at least a little better than tuesday. on monday it poured, on tuesday it was frigid. wednesday has been pretty bought brutal, too. if you want to feel good, go and download the nbc 10 weather app. there's a 68 degree day on monday. doesn't look like it will be a perfect day but all the people you just met in the story will happily take 68 degrees. in wilmington, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. we have new information about a story we first told you about last week. fire investigators have determined the cause of a fire at the abington ymca.
>> it started in a recalled heating and air conditioning unit. nbc 10's deanna durante spoke to investigators who are now warning customers to check their own units. >> it starts with a flash and quickly fills an empty day-care center with flames, black smoke so thick firefighters couldn't see when they arrived to put out the fire in the early morning hours of november 11th. investigators say having surveillance images of exactly where the fire breaks out is rare. they say the dangers posed by this heating and air conditioning unit where the fire sparked could be more common than anyone realizes. >> we found this unit specifically to be included on a recall list. >> reporter: investigators say thousands of these units were sold direct to consumers and installers. according to the consumer product safety commission, the units are commonly installed in commercial property and apartments but could be sold for home use and hotels. the qtvgymca had no idea the un were recalled, a fear they have that others are using it every day and have no idea the risks
it poses. >> because the units that were installed were purchased by an installer or contractor who's hired when they do renovations in any building, could be your own home, that information may not be relayed to you directly as the homeowner or business owner. that may be related to the contractor who installed the unit. >> reporter: the unit is a general electric zone line packaged thermal air conditioner. abington investigators are reminding you that in this case the outcome was a lucky çbreak. the day-care center was open. >> you should listen when that safety information is put out there. it can protect you or the kids. >> reporter: the abington ymca disconnected all similar units in the building until they can all be checked out. the fire marshal's office is praising the fire alarm system for getting firefighters here so quickly. they are, again, reminding you, check the website, your home, to
make sure you don't have any recalled appliances. nbc 10, deanna durante. new information on a story we first brought you last week. police in toms river arrested a man want e eed allegedly exposi himself to a child in a store. this is him. he's out of jail tonight after posting bail. the alleged incident happened inside the dollar tree store on hooper avenue in toms river. police say they received tips after surveillance video was released last week. at one point suspect got extremely close to the girl and allegedly exposed himself. investigators say the suspect ran off when the child's aunt confronted him. $2,600 worth of cell phones is how much a shoplifting suspect got away with when he hit three delaware cell phone stores in four days. this is the man state police aring laing for. he allegedly cut the cords and stole display phones at the
metro pcs store and pennmark center in new castle. and the verizon wireless store at people's plaza in new york. he may be driving a black dodge dakota pickup truck. ryan howard was battling more than baseball rivals this past season. the reason he and his family were locked in a tense family feud over millions of dollars. and serving up more than sandwiches and gas, why wawa is taking a small florida restaurant to court. but first, here's what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 6:00. the investigation into this deadly truck crash that crushed nine other vehicles. what happened behind the wheel? plus, we're checking records of the truck driver and his company. plus, more problems for bill cosby as more alleged victims come forward. couldn't the on nbc 10 news at 6:00.
upper darby police called him a dirt bag who used a baby to carry out a crime. today authorities arrested a man they say stole a package full of toys from a porch. the crime was caught on camera here. police say the man in the video is 20-year-old evan brown. they have charged him with theft and receiving stolen property. officers tell us they found some
of the toys in brown's home. >> something completely different down south. wawa wants a small restaurant in florida to change its name or face a charge. the new jersey based convenience store giant filed a lawsuit against an eatery in kissimmee. the lawsuit claims they are violating the name rights. wawa wants a judge to order the restaurant to stop using the name and way some sort of compensation. this is our digital exclusive story. are you flying out of philly for the holidays? how would you like to get free parking while you're away and make a catch. it's free so long as you don't mind that you have people driving your car while you're away. head to nbc10.com and our mobile apps to find out what this is
all about. it's a digital exclusive story from our partners at newsworks.org. read more on nbc10.com. >> very interesting. record cold here but to our north, record snow continues to fall. six feet so far to be exact. next we check in with the weather channel as part of new york state remain crippled by lake-effect snow.
here's some of the stories making headlines on nbc 10 at 5:45. upper darby police superintendent laid out the case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a little girl. he says the 5-year-old victim ended up with an std because of it. we're not giving the suspect's name because the victim is a relative. police in berks county say the man driving a big rig fell asleep behind the whael and plowed into nine cars in maidencreek township this morning. two people died and nine others were hurt. the berks county district attorney says driver steven bernier is facing several charges, including vehicular homicide. former philadelphia district attorney lynne abraham is running for mayor. the democrat made the announcement today. abraham joins mayor nutter's former aide terry gillen and
former city solicitor ken trujillo. former mayor nutter spokesman is also considering a run. anthony williams is expected to announce within the hour. record snowfall in western new york, even more is on the way. >> the weather channel's stephanie abrams is in hamburg to show us how much snowç fell and when more is expected. >> reporter: i want to show you the after-effects of the first storm we got and what we are going to see south of buffalo in hamburg yet again. first what we're dealing with now, this caught may eye. can you see the white hanging over right underneath this roof? that's a mound of snow. i'm getting concerned about all the snow that's going to be falling off the roofs. it's there, across the street on the hotel. it's also sloughed over the edge there. our temperatures as we get into the monday range we're talking 40s, even 50s. that's going to be a significant problem. another problem is people are still getting stuck.
okay? it's not like you get rescued and you're fine. we're here at the entrance of our hotel. this truck tried to turn in and is now completely stuck and blocking the entrance. there was someone earlier today, took them three hours to dig their car out. now another driver is stuck. now let's go out from under the overhang and show you that people drive up to the hotel right now but they can't get any farther because this area isn't plowed. they're doing the minimum which is exhausting and tough enough as it is. that's all we really need at this point is just the very basics. this is how you see the road in the wintertime, typically. this is a road that i'm in the middle of right here. you would follow the poles, this is the edge of the road, so people would know in the winter when you can't see. the snow will get plowed. you may not be able to see some of the sticks.
what do you do with all this snow? i wish we could send it to california to help them with their drought. on top of that, we get another foot, foot and a half tonight, into tomorrow and into friday. we're in the middle of this whole thing. you cry a little inside when you see we're going to get half inch let alone another foot and a half potentially here in buffalo. i'm meteorologist stephanie abrams. back to you. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> she makes our weather sound pretty good right about now, especially as we go through tonight. doesn't matter how cold it is, at least we're not seeing what they are seeing in parts of buffalo. we have another cold night in store. the cold will last through the end of the week, too. there is a warmup in the forecast. it will be here for the eagles game on sunday. the eagles will have way better weather than they had in green bay last week. lehigh valley, mid to upper 20s,
26 allentown, 29 reading, 28 in pottstown. 31 in philadelphia, 29 mt. holly, south jersey and delaware either at or below freezing except in stone harbor where temperatures, mid-30s but it's still cold. when you factor in the wind, it feels 5 to 10 degrees colder outside. feels like the teens in allentown, feels like single digits up in mt. pocono and through south jersey, delaware, temperatures here are mainly feeling like the mid-to-low 20s at this hour. it will be cold as we go through tonight. the cold air is sitting through the northern half of the country. there you see 20s and 30s here but through the southern states the cold air isç finally startg to retreat back a little bit. that's worth a little milder, however, we will have a warmup in the forecast, too. just not tonight. tonight low temperatures will be around 23 in allentown, 24 reading, mid-20s in quakertown. not those record lows we saw this morning but still cold. 27 for trenton tomorrow morning. 27 norristown, 30 for northeast philly. upper 20s mt. holly and upper
20s to low 30s along the shore. mid-20s for vineland, 30 for the morning low in dover around philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, we should be in the upper 20s. everyone will be cold tomorrow morning. locally, though, we're mainly dry. the poconos could see light snow coming in from the system that is really slamming parts of the great lakes right now. pretty quick-moving system. poconos could see light snow showers. that's really about it. any other snow stays up to our north as we go to end out the week. we stay dry. so here's friday 5:00 p.m. dry but cold. as we go into the weekend we stay dry for most of the weekend. the warmer temperatures get to sunday. this is uned is 11:00 p.m. not until late sunday night is when we expect rain. it should be holing off until after the eagles game. 28 for the low in philadelphia, 23 north and west. then for tomorrow, windy and cold mostly sunny, temperatures in the mid-to-low 40s. not as cold as today but, again, you have to factor in that wind. it's still going to feel cold.
by friday, temperatures are back down into mid-30s into the weekend, though, we are in the mid-40s for saturday. the warmup starts there and it continues for sunday for the eagles 58 degrees. late showers sunday. should be missing the eagles game but by monday we could be around 70 degrees. i'll tell you what, today is the last day to vote for our high school blitz game of the week playoff edition. we're talking salem pennsville, hammonton/shawnee, upper dublin/pennsbury. voting ends at 10:00 tonight. the game with the most votes will be featured on the high school blitz saturday night at 7:00 right here on nbc 10. ryan howard is making off-season news. >> this has nothing to do with how he plays or whether or not he's getting ready for spring training. i'm john clark. ryan howard has been battling his family over his money.
♪ na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ when you're ready, come and get it ♪ ♪ na na na na... female announcer: it's a great big world and it can all be yours. here and only here. ♪ come and get it. many of us are aware you may have heard it chanted at the ballpark. ryan howard signed a $125 million contract with the team.
>> he wasn't the only one getting that money. comcast sports net's john clark joins us to explain. >> he's been involved in a bitter legal fight with his family over his fortune. his brother sued him and ryan sued his brother and parents alleging they were, quote, engaged in a conspiracy to defraud him, unquote. here's ryan's dad and mom and begin brother watching him in happier times. the "daily news" provided all the details about this fight. early in his career, his dad took care of the finances, then created a corporation that employed all of them. at some point ryan terminated that deal with his twin brother. his brother then sued ryan for millions. his mom and dad, allegedly wanted $10 million for the contract with them to be broken, so ryan countersued his family. ryan's countersuit says ryan had become concerned with whether corey and his other family members were really working to
protect his financial interests or were attempting to enrich themselves at his expense. ryan and his family settledç ts out of court last month. this is a sad tale. the family was always believed to be strong and a good foundation for ryan howard. i'm john clark. skyforce 10 is live over breaking news. >> nbc 10's christine madella live over a fire in west philadelphia. christine? >> you can see the fire crews out here. it's pretty dark in this area but they are battling a fire. this is in the cobbs creek section of philadelphia on cobbs creek parkway and firefighters are concentrating on the roof here, it looks like that's where the fire is all along the parkway you'll see heavy fire presence blocking off traffic. reporting live in skyforce 10, christine madella, nbc 10 news. coming up next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, just minutes ago the coroner's office released
the names two of people killed in a horrific crash. we're also learning new details about the truck driver's criminal past. >> i'm tracking that arctic blast. it's setting new records. i'll tell you how long it's going to last and when we can expect temperatures near 70 degrees. that's right, near 70 degrees. details are ahead in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast.
nbc 10 news starts now. right now at 6:00 -- >> i only saw the one tractor-trailer and the two cars on top of each other and i'm like, this looks like something out of a movie. >> new details about the truck driver accused of falling asleep and slicing a deadly path across a berks county highway. >> when he woke up, he laid on the brakes. >> but it was too late. tonight, two people are dead and now we're lerging why the truck driver was on probation before the crash. >> now, just minutes ago police identified the two people who died. 23-year-old jeremy augustine. prosecutors say the truck driver is steven bernier, a convicted sex offender. he's in police custody facing a long list of charges, including two counts of homicide by vehicle. the d.a. says nine people were injured but he expects them to survive. new at 6:00, we're hearing
the first responders' calls for help. >> accident, multiple patients entrapped. rescue 45, maidencreek township. >> i have one person entrapped for triage, bring one yellow. one refusal. >> tonight we have live team coverage. the nbc 10 investigators are looking into the truck driver's background. we begin with nbc 10 lehigh valley reporter randy gyllenhall. he's live at the scene in reading. what can you tell us, randy? >> reporter: police say it's unusual to file charges so early in a case like this but they were able to because of strong video evidence. a surveillance camera here at the dunkin' donuts caught the entire accident. it was like watching it live. they are not releasing that specific video but we were able to obtain video from accidents earl