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vai sikahema. it was so cold you had to come into the office there and pick up some of your hand warmers. it's cold here. it's cold outside because of the wind. it's going to get windier. let's get right to nbc 10 meteorologist bill henley with the forecast. bill? >> good morning, vai. we are looking at a cold situation this morning that will actually feel colder this afternoon. and the key is the wind which has just started to pick up. right now it is 20 degrees here at nbc 10. the wind is blowing. the manmade snow across the pocono mountains. that's the view from camelback this morning. it is a first alert weather day. that light snow we had yesterday is packed on some of the side streets. as you've heard, some slippery spots. the wind will be producing bitter cold temperatures this afternoon and even colder temperatures tonight, near record cold for parts of the area. 22 now in philadelphia, but look at the teens, millville, wilmington trenton, pottstown in the teens. with the wind it feels like 6 degrees for reading and pottstown, 3 in allentown, 9 degrees the windchill right now in wilmington philadelphia and
trenton. it's already a cold one today. we will see the wind blowing, and it may be strong enough to blow a snow shower through around midday and into midafternoon. some spots may see a dusting. 20s during the day today, but then the temperatures plunge tonight. the hour-by-hour forecast when i come back. first alert traffic reporter jillian mele is standing by with your wednesday morning commute. good morning jillian. >> good morning, bill. skyforce10 live over the scene of this accident on 95 the northbound side right at girard avenue. and you can see right here we have a tow truck on scene, multiple vehicles involved in this, at least four or three vehicles, it's looking like. two vehicles here blocking the two left lanes. so, we have the right lane of traffic getting by. a couple times already we did have all lanes temporarily blocked, but you can see that one lane freely moving the far right lane. this is causing a heavy delay, though, on 95 northbound basically from the vine street expressway out to girard avenue. let's go ahead and go back to the maps and you can see the delay. drivers just sitting there on the highway. this is what it's looking like
barely moving as you approach that scene. and checking some of your drive times on 95 we are seeing normal volume southbound building and then on the northbound side, especially you can see your drive time is 25 minutes right now from the vine out to woodhaven road. so that's a problem we will continue to follow. septa, wilmington/newark line no service to the crossing station and no service to the newark station due to amtrak problems. however, the rest of the line between wilmington and center city, is operating on a regular schedule. so, just keep that in mind. also, this is just something to note. this is what we've been talking about all morning long. and patco officials said due to yesterday's weather, we anticipate icy conditions on platforms and parking lots so please take extra care when walking this morning. and that's what you have to be careful of the black ice and slippery conditions, vai. >> thank you, jillian. we continue our team coverage now with nbc 10's katy zachry. she's live in the fox chase section of philadelphia. at 6:00 a.m. how are the roads looking in fox chase? >> hi. well, vai, earlier this morning, we drove around philadelphia county and montgomery county.
i can tell you, many of the major roads, like the one here central and also cottman avenue which runs parallel to us they are fine. they were pretreated before the storm with a salt solution and since the storm, they have been plowed, but that is not the case for many of the smaller roads, like this one here in fox chase, where they have not been plowed and you can see the snowpack has frozen to the street making for some icy patches. icy conditions were also an issue in center city last night. they caused a driver to crash into a business on walnut street. a tow truck driver who was at the scene tells us he was running from crash to crash because of the icy conditions and also black ice on the roosevelt boulevard earlier this morning caused a crash near ninth street. fortunately, that has since cleared, so it is all clear for the morning rush. now, pay special attention if you are in and around philadelphia to areas that have bridges and also areas of higher elevations. the streets department tells me
that they pay special attention to those two areas because they are more prone to freezing, and we are seeing some freezing conditions on the roadways this morning. reporting live in fox chase, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thank you katy. our folks are here in studio but you can take the first alert weather team with you through this cold blast for up-to-the-minute forecasting with our nbc 10 first alert weather app for your smartphone or your tablet. it's a free download and you can get it right now this very minute at our website at nbc10.com. it is 6:04. a bucks county home is destroyed after this massive fire. skyforce10 was over the scene of these huge flames last night along curley mill road in new briton township. nbc 10's jesse garrsyy is live on scene. tell us more. >> reporter: tracy, one fire chief told me crews were suffering, his words, suffering through firefighting operations during the overnight and early-morning hours out here. as you can see, they have wrapped up operations. they put out the fire and they have cleared the scene. the flames were first reported
around 10:30 last night. they quickly grew and consumed this large property on curley mill road. responding firefighters battled both the fire and icy, 15-degree temperatures by working in shifts. >> we brought in as we need them, extra people to help pick the hose up and relieve the guys that have been out here in the cold and that are fatigued and give them a break and give them something to eat and drink. >> reporter: it took several hours, but the fire is out and now the search for the cause can begin. a family of four inside of the home at the time escaped without injury. salt trucks have been doing their work as well. they have salted this road curley mill, very heavily because of so much water from the firefighting operations but still, if you're in this area take it slow, because there could be some residual patches of ice. live in new briton township bucks county jesse gary nbc 10 news. and new from overnight, search crews looking for that missing airasia flight say they
have spotted the plane's tail. now, this is important, because the tail is where the black box is located. so far, dozens of bodies have been recovered, but more than 100 people are still missing. the plane crashed more than a week ago after taking off from indonesia and headed to singapore. a former delaware county teacher charged with molesting students will learn his sentence in the spring. paul how swender erhochschwender entered a no contest plea after being accused of molesting students in two districts. a judge will hand down his sentence on in april, but he volunteered to begin serving his time immediately. paying the price for welfare fraud. a judge sentenced 12 people after pleading guilty. 3 of the 12 defendants are from on our area. one is a woman from norristown who got more nan $12,000 in subsidized daycare.
the judge sentenced her to two years probation and ordered her to pay restitution. 6:07. philadelphia's making changes to prevent tragedy and promote better building safety. mayor michael nutter announced yesterday the creation of the building safety oversight board. the panel is in response to the deadly market street building collapse that killed 6 people and injured 13 others back in 2013. the mayor appointed a special commission after the collapse to review and evaluate the city's department of licenses and inspections. the commission made more than three dozen recommendations to change the operations of l&i, including the building safety oversight board. mayor nutter said "after the collapse at 22nd and market streets, i vowed that we as a city would do all we could to prevent these tragedies in the future." subcontractor sean benschop and demolition contractor griffin campbell are both charged with third-degree murder for that collapse. a judge ruled the two men will go on trial together. in the atlantic city casino crisis according to reports, a pennsylvania real estate company has agreed to buy the atlantic
club casino hotel. endeavor property group is linked to a deal to buy the property. the sale price is unclear right now. the atlantic club is under certain restrictions which prevent it from becoming a casino again. it closed in january of last year. and this morning we're learning more about the deal surrounding the former revel casino. developer glenn straub says he hopes to complete the deal to buy the revel within the next 30 days, but it is up to the court system. he says he wants to make the property 49% casino and 51% resort. final sale price of revel still needs to be agreed upon. and mercedes-benz will move its u.s. headquarters from north jersey to atlanta. the company made its decision yesterday. some 1,000 jobs will leave mont veil, bergen county when the carmaker moves in july. the german-based company said one reason for the move was to put the headquarters closer to its manufacturing plant in alabama. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
>> it's a cold start this morning and it will feel cold right on through the day because of some very cold air and bitter winds that will be gusting to near 40 miles an hour. then tonight it gets colder. temperatures will be dropping into the single digits overnight tonight. right now we're in the teens and lower 20s. 22 degrees at philadelphia international, reading at 14 degrees. and there is some wind blowing. you can see the manmade snow equipment is being used this morning again in the pocono mountains after a light snow yesterday. and they can make it all day long because it's going to stay frozen through the day. 10 degrees right now in lancaster, reading and pottstown at 14 degrees and 18 in wrightstown, while it's also 18 in wilmington. right now, camden is at 21 degrees, but look at haddonfield, 17 degrees. and right at 20 degrees for voorhees and glendora. a cold start this morning, a blustery cold day today because of the winds, which have already started to pick up. now 17-mile-an-hour winds in the pocono mountains, and at 14
miles an hour at philadelphia international. winds will be strong enough it may blow some snow showers into the area. that's noontime. you can see doylestown pottstown seeing some light snow. might get a dusting as it moves through the philadelphia area. it will be a fast mover, so it won't last long and it might be as light as flurries. look at the temperatures. 2:00 this afternoon, not much warmer than it is now. stand by for a cold one today. bitter cold winds gusting to 40 miles an hour. so, afternoon temperatures in the 20s will feel like they're in the single digits even during the day today. and then the colder air for tomorrow. i've got the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. 6:10 and we've launched skyforce10 minutes ago, and it's hovering over this scene on 95. there's a huge backup. >> this accident one person has been injured and taken to the hospital. we just got that from our assignment desk. jillian mele's been monitoring the backup. tell us more. >> the reason this is so bad is because it's in the midst of this long-term construction zone, so we already have lanes
restrictioned in that area. 95 northbound right at girard avenue. you can see the backup because of all the drivers having to merge into one lane. so traffic is jammed from the vine street expressway out to girard avenue. you can see that delay just continues right now. let's come back to the maps so i can show you what it's looking like. this is where the accident is located. this red is the normal southbound delay we're used to and that is the northbound delay. right now we are seeing a really big problem here with the drive times. 95 northbound from the vine to woodhaven road 36 minutes. we never see that on the northbound side unless there's something serious happening. 26 minutes is your drive time between those two points on the southbound side. so, a lot of volume out there in both directions of 95. we'll continue to follow that. let's talk about 76 right in this area. we have an accident on 76 westbound right near route 202. involves a vehicle that's facing the wrong way on the highway, possibly spun out because of icy conditions. so just slow down and take your time. bridge services. we are seeing speed restrictions to 35 miles per hour on most of the area bridges because of the
icy spots. and in fact septa just tweeted that the market/frankford line no "a" or "b" service once again today because of the cold-weather conditions. so all trains are going to be making local stops. keep that in mind. we're also still dealing with problems on the newark/wilmington line. i'll have more on that coming up. besides the icy conditions cold weather could be a problem for your car. count on nbc 10 to have the warning signs that you should look for so you don't get stranded. and the car did it. a man sent to prison for killing three people in a car accident is now suing toyota.
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significant backup and delay. nbc 10 traffic reporter jillian mele will have an update coming up in four minutes. rap erper beebe siegel is back home after being shot outside of his home. he spent a month in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. investigators say he was shot outside his home after he dropped his kids off at school but they don't think that he was the intended target. police still have not made an arrest. nascar driver kurt busch's assault investigation is now in the hands of delaware state prosecutors. his ex-girlfriend claims that he choked her and hit her head against a wall inside his motor home at dover international speedway back in september. police completed their investigation. now prosecutors have to decide if they will file charges. busch denies the allegations. also in delaware former u.s. senate candidate christine o'donnell is at the center of a lawsuit for illegally using campaign donations.
the federal election commission claims o'donnell used at least $20,000 for rent and utility payments on a greenville townhouse was tha was her headquarters in the tweb campaign. authorities also say she lived upstairs for ten months. o'donnell denied the allegations. president obama today will visit a ford assembly plant near detroit. he will focus on the success of the auto industry since the 2009 government bailout. ford did not get a bailout, like chrysler or gm but all three are now profitable. the president's trip is part of a three-week run-up to the state of the union address. and in washington, the new congress is under way with republicans completely in charge for the first time since 2006. new members were sworn in yesterday. john boehner won re-election as house speaker, despite a group of conservatives who voted against him. mitch mcdonnell is the new senate majority leader. and the white house has a warning for the new congress. it said president obama will veto a bill approving the
controversial keystone xl oil pipeline. the pipeline would take crude oil from canada to the u.s. gulf coast. republicans say keystone will be one of the first measures to be put up for a vote. well this frigid weather can cause major problems for your car. experts from aaa say it's important to know the warning signs that you might have a battery problem. according to aaa, they include grinding or a clicking sound when you turn on your ignition. your car cranks slowly when trying to start it. headlights might dim when idling but brighten when the engine is revved. another red flag not really a red flag, just for planning purposes -- if your battery is more than three years old it might be time to get a new one. now we continue to follow that accident on 95. >> here's jillian mele with more details. jill? >> 95 northbound right at girard avenue. a multivehicle accident completely blocking the left lane in this area. you can see one of the vehicles involved. we have three vehicles total involved in this accident that we know of anyway. at one point, it was blocking all lanes on the northbound side. and it's really causing such a
delay because it's in the midst of this long-term construction zone so as skyforce moves you can see the big backup we have right now as all of these drivers have to merge into the far right lane in that area. so definitely leave yourself extra time if you're headed this way. let's take you to the maps now and show you on the map where this is located. this big delay here you see, that's the normal 95 southbound delay from cottman to girard. right here from the vine street expressway out to girard is not the delay we're used to seeing on the northbound side of 95 at this hour, anyway. you can see the drive times. 32 minutes is what it's going to take you northbound from the vine out to woodhaven, 31 minutes on the southbound side between those two points. also have an accident on 76 westbound side right near route 202 in the king of prussia area. right here that vehicle off to the shoulder but still facing the wrong way. so, that's a good indication that the roads are slippery out there. septa wilmington/newark line, no service to churchman's crossing or newark due to amtrak problems, but the rest of the
line from wilmington to center city is operating just fine. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a cold morning may be colder feeling because of the wind. right now the wind is blowing in the area and it's going to be blowing right on through the day. the temperatures not looking pretty this morning. we are in the 20s, and it feels like it is in the teens this morning, and that wind will be stronger as the day goes on. we will see some sunshine break through the clouds but there's a possibility also that we will see a scattered snow shower as the winds this afternoon will be gusting, gusting to 40 miles an hour. sunshine will be in and out during the day. you can see the wind picking up a little bit. right now 22 degrees in philadelphia. windchill of 9 degrees right now, and that's about what it's going to feel like this afternoon. current wind speeds have winds a little bit stronger in philadelphia than the pocono
mountains, but that's going to change this afternoon. you can see a few snowflakes north and west. here's a possibility we'll see some of those blowing into the area. temperatures will be limited to the 20s today. it will get colder tomorrow morning, down to 9 degrees. then 22 tomorrow afternoon. we could see some frozen pipes tomorrow. and then not as cold friday and saturday but still in the teens in the mornings and temperatures finally above freezing sunday afternoon. well think about this every time a police officer makes a traffic stop they never really know what they'll encounter. just ahead, we get a firsthand look at one stop that goes bad fast. and more fallout. new jersey's most famous cowboys fan is taking heat from lawmakers for all expense paid trips to texas.
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aid for victims of superstorm sandy. a public hearing was held last night in toms river. officials say the main priority is restoring housing and expanding a fund that finances affordable rental units. the bullk of the aid will be used to repair damaged homes and rental units for low-income families. more than $1 billion in federal grants has gone towards the sandy recovery effort. good morning. i'm jillian mele. we continue to follow breaking news. skyforce10 live over the scene, this accident on 95 northbound right near girard avenue. you can see the far left lane of traffic is blocked right now. earlier, we had all lanes blocked. it caused a really big backup out there, so traffic is jammed from the vine out to girard. checking right now to see if there are delays on the ben franklin bridge as a result of this accident. so, we'll bring that to you coming up in a few minutes. for now, bill it is cold outside. >> yeah, and the wind is blowing, too, giving us windchills in the single digits right now in philadelphia. 9 degrees is what it feels like in philadelphia at the airport,
9 the windchill in trenton and in wilmington. those frigid temperatures bill's been talking about is causing some problems on the roads. nbc 10's katy zachry is checking out the icy commute drivers will have to deal with this morning. hi katy. >> reporter: hi vai. here is a look at some of the icy snow pack you'll find on some of the side streets and sidewalks in areas that were not pretreated and have not been plowed, creating some icy conditions for drivers. we also take a look around the region and tell you where driving has been the most difficult. it was pretty much a street fight at 30,000 feet. >> scare in the air. these utah police officers were called to duty in flight.
skyforce10, it is shaping up to be a difficult drive to work this morning. >> and that is because of all the ice. the main streets are good but side streets, well that's another story. this morning we're checking out unplowed roads that could make for an icy commute. and it's all because of the bitter cold temperatures. it will feel even colder today because of the wind. we'll get your nbc 10 first alert forecast hour by hour. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast and the chilly temperatures. bill? >> it's a first alert weather day because of the cold and the wind that is going to make it feel even colder. in fact the wind has already started to pick up and we'll see gusty winds during the day today. it's cold enough that we have slippery spots. the snow yesterday. but once the wind kicks in with 40-mile-an-hour wind gusts this afternoon, it will feel even colder and then gets colder tonight as we drop into the single digits. teens for pottstown, wilmington and millville, 17 in trenton while it's 22 at philadelphia international.
it feels like 9 degrees. look at the wind here at the nbc 10 studios. a blustery day and a chance of a snow shower. jillian mele's watching your traffic. good morning jillian. >> good morning to you, bill. we have good news for drivers on 95. this accident just cleared. it was northbound right at girard avenue. at one point, it was blocking all lanes. multivehicle accident. but unfortunately, it did a number on the delay. we are seeing a pretty big backup right now that's just beginning right near the penn's landing tunnels in that area. so, that's going to crawl northbound past the vine street expressway out to girard avenue. let's take you to one of our other cameras. i got a tweet from one of our viewers, lauren asking if this was causing a backup on the ben franklin bridge into philly and that's what you can see, drivers making their way into philadelphia. it's slowing down, but no significant delay on the ben. so, that is a little bit of good news for drivers there. checking your drive times on 95 it really caused some backups there. 43 minutes is what we're seeing southbound from woodhaven to the vine 34 minutes on the northbound side from the vine street expressway out to woodhaven road. northbound is going to start to clear out just a little bit
since that accident just cleared, but for now, heavy volume out there in both directions. tracy? >> all right, jillian. we want you to watch out for icy roads this morning. knowing where they are can help you make a safe commute. camden county crews are treating major roads, like route 70 not so much the side streets. so, you do want to take it slow. nbc 10 in manayunk in that section of philadelphia where the hilly streets can be treacherous. someone even put out a homemade sign to warn drivers there. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in the fox chase section of philadelphia. katy, how are roads looking where you are? >> reporter: well, let me tell you, tracy, it is cold out here. so in addition to it being so cold, it really feels like winter, you really need to watch out for icy spots. good news is in philadelphia on the major roads like cottman avenue and here along central avenue, they have been plowed so we're not seeing the frozen snow pack or the slick spots. it is a very different story however, for the side streets, like right here in fox chase. this is just an example of one of the smaller streets and also the sidewalk where you are
finding some slick spots. these areas were not pretreated and they have not yet been plowed. black ice has also been an issue in pottstown, montgomery county. nbc 10 was there to find drivers navigating around that black ice and snow that was frozen to the pavement. i did talk with police dispatchers in montgomery county who tell me overnight and early this morning the black ice was not causing any major issues. so, that's good news. i also spoke with dispatchers in south jersey where drivers in haddonfield told us they were having to go very slowly around black ice. but good news there as well no major issues to report overnight or early this morning. so back out here live in fox chase, in this part of philadelphia i found drivers going pretty slowly where they need to go slowly. and from talking to police throughout the area it sounds like other drivers are doing the same thing. it's good advice this morning. reporting live in fox chase, katy zachry nbc 10 news. and you can take the first alert weather team with you through this cold blast for up-to-the-minute forecasting with our nbc 10 first alert weather app for your smartphone
and your tablet. it's free. you can get it right now at nbc10.com. we're following breaking news into the newsroom about a mass shooting overseas. chris cato is joining us in the digital operations center. tell us more, chris. >> vai, apparently we have a shocking mass murder at the offices of a magazine in central paris. i'm just grabbing these wire reports just now to bring you this news as the information continues to roll in. but cnbc just confirmed ten people shot and killed. ten deaths confirmed at the central paris office of the charlie headbow satirical newspaper. that magazine in the past has been fire-bombed after printing comments and cartoons about the prophet muhammad. it is the site of this attack. here's what we know at this point. two masked gunmen were seen entering the building with assault rifles. witnesses reported hearing multiple shots and people were seen running out of the building. now, a prosecutor in paris is
confirming at least ten people killed, several wounded. and i'm just going through these reports from nbc news here citing some of the things that were seen near this scene here in paris. a lot of people sustained gunshot injuries. now we've just learned that 11 people have been confirmed dead. and here is our first picture from the scene. again, this is near the central paris offices of charlie headbow, a satirical newspaper based in paris. and this picture was taken shortly after the first police rescue units responded there. this is from a distance down the street obviously. but two hooded men were seen entering the building with assault rifles. several shots fired. confirmation now of 11 deaths 11 people killed. and i can tell you also that we talked about the past fire-bombing at this magazine office after the cartoon was published by the prophet muhammad
muhammad. the last tweet by this magazine was a tweet mocking the leader of isis. that was the last tweet sent out by the editor in chief. and so now we have militants that have attacked the charlie headbow magazine headquarters in paris, killing 11 people at this point. the number of confirmed dead. we'll continue to monitor all of these wires and the information coming in from overseas and bring you any significant developments with this story. live in our digital operations center, chris cato nbc 10 news. >> chris, thank you for getting that information to us. a bucks county home is destroyed after a massive fire. skyforce10 was over the scene along curley mill road in new briton township last night. not only did firefighters battle heavy flames they also had to deal with temperatures in the teens teens teens. four people managed to escape unharmed. this morning, investigators will begin looking for a cause of the fire. it is 6:36. decision 2016. new jersey governor chris christie will make a public move
toward running for president later this month. that comes from a report in the "washington post." it cites an unnamed source. the word about christie comes one day after former florida governor jeb bush announced he's forming a political action committee. so far, no comment from christie. but while rumors swirl of governor christie's presidential run, one political group is calling for an ethics investigation into his ties to dallas cowboys owner jerry jones. some say christie's gubernatorial affection may have benefited jones financially. allegations surfaced that christie encouraged the port authority to give a world trade center contract to jones's firm in 2013. combine that with all of the all expense paid football trips, opponents say christie may have violated state ethics laws. >> frankly, the appearance of possible impropriety is as important as whether or not chris christie actually did something unethical. >> christie's office says he's allowed to accept gifts from
jones because he's a personal friend. the committee that investigated the george washington bridge scandal may review this as well. >> a cold start this morning, a blustery day with temperatures that will feel like single digits through the day. the wind has been gusting at times times, right now it's a light breeze here at nbc 10. temperatures are plenty cold. pocono mountains, a few scattered snow showers and 11 degrees right now. 17 trenton and wilmington just 18 degrees. and yes, some snow is falling, and we've got the manmade machines going as well. this is the view from blue mountain this morning. you'll see some scattered snow showers, but not just in the pocono mountains. with gusty winds, we could see them in the rest of the area too. the temperatures running six degrees colder for allentown and pottstown. wilmington is four degrees colder this morning. with the wind it feels much colder. now a 14-mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia. that's giving us windchills in the single digits to start with. and look at your hour-by-hour windchill. 10:00 this morning, 11 is what
it will feel like in northeast philadelphia. then the wind gets stronger this afternoon, blowing a few scattered snow showers into the area. some spots will just see flurries. 10 is what it will feel like in wilmington and millville at 2:00 this afternoon. and then as we go into the evening hours, the temperatures really come down. it will feel like 1 below in pottstown, 18 below in the pocono mountains. and by early tomorrow morning, in fact even late tonight, it's going to feel like below zero in philadelphia philadelphia. so some very cold air on the way and we will feel it through the day. temperatures will stay in the 20s but with winds gusting to 40 miles an hour those will be bitter winds today. flurries or a brief snow shower a dusting in some spots possible. got the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. 6:39. that big accident on 95 apparently has cleared and looks like cars are getting through. >> let's check with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> i'm watching as penndot moves the camera around.
i don't know if they're looking for something else but 95 northbound at the vine street expressway we had a big backup northbound out here earlier because of that accident. that's since cleared. it looks like we possibly have a disabled vehicle over on the shoulder, which is what penndot is looking at right now. let's focus on drive times. 18 minutes now on 95 northbound from the vine out to woodhaven. that number has come down a lot. at one point, it was almost 40 minutes when we had that big backup. 95 southbound, though unfortunately, we have a big delay. 48 minutes from woodhaven to the vine, so leave yourself extra time if you're traveling southbound on 95. don't forget area bridges all have speed restrictions because of the icy conditions we're seeing out there. so, 35 miles per hour that's what you have to keep it to this morning. septa, wilmington/newark line no service to churchman's crossing, no service to newark because of amtrak problems. however, the good news of the situation on that line again, the wilmington/newark line regular service is operating and is close to schedule between wilmington and center city. vai? bugs for lunch? the contaminated meals served to
about 6:45 this wednesday morning. we're following breaking news just coming into the newsroom. at least 11 people are dead in a shooting at a satirical newspaper in france. this is not the first time that there have been problems at this magazine. in 2011 it was fire-bombed. in 2012 it created havoc in 20 embassies around the country because of satirical pictures that they published of the prophet muhammad. chris cato is searching the wires. he's getting new information about this situation right now. we'll have a live update coming up at 6:55. right now at 6:45 the university of delaware is taking
steps to prevent sex assaults on campus. a task force will make recommendations on how the school can improve sexual harassment and assault policies. they will review programs and conduct online surveys to gauge just how prevalent campus sex assaults have become. university of delaware is among 92 universities under investigation by the u.s. education department for how they respond to sexual violence. >> burlington township high school is dealing with the sudden loss of two of its students. ado halkic's father says he committed suicide in the family home on new year's day without warning. he was 15 years old. and then on monday his friend 18-year-old michael steve, committed suicide. those who knew him says he was distraught over his friend's death. halkic's father is still searching for answers. >> no discussion no note that killed. >> administrators at the high
school say they will provide grief counseling for those who need it for as long as necessary. one western pennsylvania school district is reviewing its food preparation practices after it served rice with bugs in it. it happened at three elementary schools in the west allegheny school district which is just east of pittsburgh. the brown rice had weevles in it. the bugs are commonly found in stored grain products. school officials believe the rice was contaminated before it was delivered. today, parents can pick up their kids' elementary school records from walter palmer charter school. it was closed over winter break and displaced over 600 students because it owes the philadelphia school district millions of dollars. the high school closed back in october. a financially struggling church in chester county held its final service last night. parishioners gathered at st. john's evangelical lutheran church in south pottstown for an epiphany service. this morning, the church's doors are closed. church members are now invited to attend four other lutheran
churches nearby. new this morning, a north jersey high school that was at the center of a hazing scandal will bring football back in the fall. in middlesex county last night, the sayreville superintendent announced that the season will resume in the fall. the high school football season this year was canceled in october after players were accused of locker room hazing. seven players are facing charges. the school board plans to make a decision on the future of the head coach soon. this morning we have new video, and you have to take a look at this video. this is from an officer's body camera that was rolling during a violent traffic stop in new mexico. the driver of the suv shot the officer, hitting him three times. the officer is expected to make a full recovery. police tracked down the suspect after a three-day manhunt. he's facing a long list of charges, including attempted murder. jury selection begins today in the trial against toyota for a deadly crash. the driver who caused the wreck claims his camry suddenly sped up in june of '06 and crashed
into another car, killing three people. when reports surfaced of toyota camrys mysteriously accelerating, he was freed from prison. and now he's filed this suit. toyota claims that specific car was not defective. the fbi says it will question hundreds of patients at a texas veterans hospital who may have witnessed yesterday's deadly shooting. two people died including the gunman. the shooting happened yesterday afternoon at ft. bliss in el paso. the names of the dead have not been released and there's no word yet on a motive. the clinic will be closed today as the investigation continues. career criminals. that's how new york city police describe the who men arrested after an armed robbery and shoot-out with police. the officers were in plain clothes, about to end their shifts. they got a call about a deli robbery in the bronx. both officers were shot and are in stable condition this morning. last month, as you know two nypd officers were killed in an ambush attack in brooklyn. and police detectives from utah helped save a suicidal
woman on the way back from the funeral of nypd officer wenjian liu. >> i just grabbed the pill bottle out of her hand and the note she was going to put on her lap, and it explained what she had done to kill herself. >> here's the backstory. attendants had just escorted the woman from the back of the jetblue airplane to the front next to the detectives when they took her pill bottle she pulled out a second one out of her bag, tried to take those. she then started kicking and throwing things. detectives were able to restrain her until the flight made an emergency landing in chicago. a lot of people watch the super bowl for more than just football. there's always the much-hyped halftime performances, and of course, the highly anticipated commercials. ♪ yeah, you remember this one advertising space for next month's game is pretty much sold out. the cost well about $4.5 million for a 30-second spot. nbc, of course is your home for super bowl 4'9". who knows, you may see governor christie there with his orange
sweater, right? well, it will be held february 1st at the university of phoenix stadium. you can catch the action here on nbc 10. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> you'll need more than a sweater to stay warm today. it is a cold one. bundle up. layer up. clouds are moving through the area. look at the wind blowing the flag here at the nbc 10 studios. it is cold this morning and the windchills in the single digits right now in philadelphia. 9 degrees is what it feels like with a 14-mile-an-hour wind and the wind will be stronger this afternoon. the pocono mountains have seen a few scattered snow showers. they have been making snow. they'll be able to do that all day as the temperatures will stay way below freezing. look at the teens. chester springs, kennett square wilmington 18 degrees right now, down to 11 in coatesville. oxford southern chester county is 10 degrees. that's 12 in allentown. we are tracking a few scattered showers in the lehigh valley. a few scattered showers, snow
showers are going to be blowing through during the day, and they may reach philadelphia this afternoon with strong gusty winds to 40 miles an hour. and the temperatures because of the winds, are not going to make much progress today. 10:00 this morning, 25 degrees at philadelphia. watching north and west for those scattered snow showers. at noontime still 25 in philadelphia. it will feel like it's in the single digits, though this afternoon. that's 3:00 this afternoon. and a dusting of snow is possible, not the steady snow or widespread snow we saw yesterday. but everybody's going to feel the cold thanks to the gusty winds. they'll be steady northwesterly 15 to 25 miles an hour gusting as high as 40 this afternoon. that brings even colder air in tomorrow morning. center city down to 9 degrees. 22 in the afternoon. there's a possibility that pipes will freeze tomorrow. then not as cold friday and saturday, but still in the teens friday saturday and sunday mornings. by sunday afternoon, we'll be up
to 34 degrees. then there's a chance we'll see some showers monday and tuesday. those frigid temperatures have made for an icy commute in some areas. >> and bill predicted that correctly. and you can almost predict what's going to happen on the roads because of it. here's jillian mele with more on that. hey, jill. >> good morning. septa officials just tweeted that all of the regional rail lines, expect a delay of 15 minutes due to cold weather-related issues. so, keep that in mind. on top of that delay, this has been with us all morning long. the septa wilmington/newark line, no service to church's crossing and the rest of the line is okay and pretty close to schedule between wilmington and center city. a lot of heavy volume out there this morning. this is 76 right at belmont avenue. you can see delays in both directions. that's the westbound side as drivers head out to conshohocken. and then venteventually out to the king of prussia area. check out the red on route 422, the eastbound side. heavy volume from oaks down to route 23. and as this moves out a little
bit, you'll notice your drive time eastbound from route 29 to 76 will take you about 16 minutes. vai? thank you, jill. at 6:52 we have breaking news from europe. 11 are dead killed in a shooting at a french newspaper. this is a live picture from paris right now. we'll get an update in three minutes.
we're getting information about this breaking news that we're following in france. 11 people have been killed in the shooting at a newspaper. nbc 10's chris cato joins us live in the digital operations center with more. chris? >> this is just in. the french president, hollande speaking at the scene of this now, calling this a terrorist attack. he says 11 people were killed at the magazine office in central
paris, the satirical magazine charlie hedbo. 11 people killed 4 injured critically. 40 people, he says were saved, 40 people escaped. the two gunmen seen entering the building just before the shooting interrupted, they also escaped and police are searching for them. but again, the french president calling this a terrorist attack and saying the security level in paris has been raised to its highest level as the search continues for those two who carried out this attack in paris. we expect more ahead on the "today" show. chris cato in the digital operations center, nbc 10 news. >> reporter: i'm katy zachry live in fox chase, where slick spots on the roads may make to a slow morning commute. if you're sticking to the primary and secondary roads, you should be okay. areas like central avenue here and then cottman avenue, which is run parallel to us seem to be fine. there is no snow pack or frozen spots. fortunately, those roads were pretreated and have since been plowed. that is not the case for some of the smaller streets we're seeing throughout philadelphia and montgomery counties.
for example, right here in fox chase, you do have some slick spots. also, on the sidewalks that weren't pretreated there are some icy spots. so, the best advice of the morning is to play it safe allow for extra time and to go slowly. reporting in fox chase, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> that is definitely good advice from katy. good morning to you. this is a live look in chester county, the eastbound side of the route 30 bypass at route 322. you can see it's jam-packed right now. we do have heavy volume on a lot of the majors out there. keep in mind your neighborhood streets, the secondaries, even your on and off-ramps, that's where you could see slippery conditions also those bridge surfaces can be slippery as well. we have speed restrictions on most of them. 76, a lot of red and yellow out there, so we are dealing with heavy volume. drive times about 19 to 21 minutes between the blue route and the vine. normal volume on the blue route. the vine street expressway a little heavy on the westbound side as drivers make their way out to 76. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather.
>> a frigid start this morning. that's a live view from cape may, which shows clouds overhead and frozen conditions. any snow left over from yesterday packed down is making for slippery conditions this morning. and the cold will stay. look at the mountains. the pocono mountains, a few scattered clouds at ski big bear, and they are back to making snow. but we will see some scattered snow showers, and that's a possibility for philadelphia too. 22 degrees right now in the city with a 14-mile-an-hour wind. it feels like 9 degrees at philadelphia international. 10 is the temperature now in the pocono mountains. 16 for trenton. with the wind blowing, it feels like 7 degrees for allentown and trenton and 13 degrees in millville. so a cold blustery day today. the temperatures not much warmer than it is right now. we might see winds strong enough to blow a few scattered showers through midday and into midafternoon. and even though the temperatures will be in the 20s, it's going to feel like it's in the single digits this afternoon. then it gets colder tonight.
>> colder great. >> baton the hatches. it is cold. "today" show's up next. we'll see you for updates in 25 minutes. >> get updates at any time at nbc10.com. breaking news. moments ago, masked men opened fire at a controversial newspaper in paris. the attacker still on the loose. we'll go live "today" to paris wednesday, january 7th, 2015. >> announcer: nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. we start with breaking news. coming out of paris this morning. a deadly attack this morning at a