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hours. count on our team of meteorologists and reporters to help you plan ahead with more on the timing of the storms and the threat they will bring. >> let's begin tonight with nbc10 chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> we do have a first alert out for the first storm. there will be two storms before we get to monday. two weekend storms doesn't happen too often. the first will have a mixture of snow ice and rain for portions of the storm and area. that's what makes it complicated. we have dry area in between the storms. the weekend will not be a washout. you can see some rain and snow in washington, d.c., parts of maryland. darker blue indicating heavier snow, sleet reported as well. lots of moisture with this thing. temperatures are above freezing now across the area. once snow starts, it will knock the temperature down. this is the track of the storm. now, generally when they track
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like this it pulls in too much moisture from the ocean. there will be snow on the northern side but as the low moves to the coast the colder air comes in and some places change to rain and then change back to snow at the end of the storm. more on the specific timing and what to expect with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> that's right. a lot of people have friday night plans, so if you're heading out, might be dry right nout but that's going to change. really depending on where you live. let's first take a look at delaware and south jersey. this is most of delaware most of new jersey especially along the shore. as we go into tonight, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., we'll start to see a snow and rain mix move in. from 10:00 tonight to 7:00 in the morning, we start to see this overnight changing to mostly just rain at that point. then starting off your morning tomorrow through the afternoon in delaware and south jersey, we expect just rain. some of this being heavy at times. now philadelphia and the i-95 corridor from wilmington up to trenton and areas surrounding that what you can expect from 9 p.m. to 1:00 in the morning.
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snow moving in. sticking to the roads. slick driving conditions. and this will be the case early tomorrow morning, too, except we'll see a bit of a mix and ice change in the area. 4:00 to noon we expect this to change. in the afternoon we actually have another chance of snow. poconos, lehigh valley areas north and west of philadelphia chester, bucks, montgomery counties late tonight near 11 p.m. or so snow moving in lasting through the early morning hours and changing to an icy mix. through the afternoon we'll still see that mix. everyone will have a chance at least for some snow. this whole system clears out. glenn will talk more about that coming up. also the second storm as we end out the weekend. that's straight ahead. >> one of the biggest threats from tonight's nor'easter is ice freezing on trees and power lines. >> nbc10's matt delucia in malvern. >> reporter: last year after any mention of ice and snow brings some cause for concern for folks around here.
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now are the power systems, the power crews and also emergency officials, are they ready to handle what comes this weekend? with a few hours until the next winter storm, ted wise is trying to be wise. >> suiting up the trucks later, plows on spreaders on, sit tight until it starts to happen. >> reporter: last year he and thousands of others were left in the dark after snow and ice weighed down tree limbs and took out power lines. >> yeah we lost power for four days. my wife took off with the kids went down to the city got a hotel room and stayed down there while i was working. >> reporter: you're hoping that doesn't happen this year? >> no, no the power outages definitely are no good especially for families. >> reporter: inside chester county emergency management center this afternoon, it was quiet. >> at this point we're in a watch and wait mode. >> reporter: also waiting is
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heather. she had to close her hair salon last year. >> i know a lot of other businesses suffered as well. >> reporter: i spoke to pico today. half a billion was spent over the past year upgrading power systems and $35 million was spent trimming trees. heather tells me as long as the lights stay on, her salon will stay open. >> i come down no matter what whether it's sliding down the road to get here, but you just dot best can you. >> reporter: pico says it's prepared to handle any outages that occur and in new jersey psg&e says it's adding extra crews to handle tree trimming and restore power if necessary. matt delucia, "nbc10 news." >> nbc10 and telemundo 62 have paired with comcast to help viewers who lose their power charge devices at participating comcast/xfinity locations. search power up on your nbc10
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news app. if you haven't already now is the time to stock up on salt shovels and all the necessary snow gear. nbc10 is in camden county where we found workers preparing for the rush. >> you can get the very latest information about these back-to-back storms all weekend long with our "nbc10 news" app. the first alert term will be sending updated weather data as soon as it comes in. a disturbing story out of delaware county. tonight a newborn baby is fighting for her life after three of the family's ferrets attacked the baby in her darby home. we want to warn you the details of this case are disturbing. >> the baby has serious injuries to her face. nbc10's harry hairston live tonight in darby, delaware county. >> we heard from the baby's father and the police chief about this terrifying incident. how is the baby doing tonight? >> reporter: as well as expected. part of the baby's face was chewed by three ferrets, the family's ferrets.
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this has been a very difficult time for everyone. the child now at children's hospital philadelphia in stable condition. this all happened yesterday at this home right behind me in the 300 block. it happened 3:30 in the afternoon, according to investigators. they tell us the child was left in a car seat on the first floor of the home while the mother had gone upstairs to use the rest room. and then she heard screaming. it took a while, according to police, before the mother got downstairs and found the ferrets attacking the child and then started to throw the ferret as way from the baby. police say the parents and their five children aged 1 month to 5 years, all lived here and all have special needs. police telling us that the home was also full of fleas and mites. the other pets in the home, six cats and two dogs. the only food besides animal food in the house, peanut butter and cranberries. the police chief tells us this was a very tough thing for him to see and he plans to file
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charges against the parents. >> this is the most horrific thing i've seen happen to a child in 45 years in this town. these kids need to be protected, all five of them. it's not that they're bad parents. it's just that the children are not being taken care of. >> reporter: now, investigators tell us the other four children they are now staying with relatives tonight. reporting live in darby, harry hairston, "nbc10 news." tonight activists are making their message heard about a deadly police shooting in south jersey. the mayor of bridgeton and naacp leaders called for peace while the investigation continues. nbc10's christina maddela was there. she joins us live. >> reporter: the mayor said there were mistakes committed the night that reed was shot and killed by police officers. he said the city can learn from those mistakes, but he wouldn't go into specifics about what those mistakes were.
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>> thank you for your peaceful demonstration. >> reporter: bridgeton mayor stressed unity. he said they released the full dash cam video so the public wouldn't think his office was hiding anything. >> the public can judge for themselves and see what the prosecutor's office the state office see for themselves. >> reporter: when i asked him what he thought when he saw the video. >> i'll keep my thoughts to myself. >> reporter: neither he nor the bridgeton police chief answered any questions about that night. >> do you think they followed the correct use of force -- >> i'm not going to comment on that for the same reasons the mayor described. >> reporter: local pastors in the new jersey chapter of the naacp showed support for the mayor but not everyone is confident in the process. what did you think about what you heard in there? >> hog wash. >> reporter: you didn't like
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what you heard? >> no. >> i think the law enforcement is aggressive in this area. it takes a certain point of view. i think it's time for the leadership to step up. >> reporter: some have called for a special investigator to look into the shooting but the mayor says he is confident the local prosecutor's office will be fair in this case. reporting live in bridgeton, christine maddela, "nbc10 news." now that we're in the second year of at fordable health care act, the way you file your taxes changes a bit. to get a full refund you need to prove you had health insurance in 2014. if you enroll into health care exchanges, you'll get a form in the mail. if you had private or company insurance, you just need to check a box, line 61 of your tax forms. >> there will be a question box asking do you have health insurance. that will be proof they received insurance through the affordable care act. >> but if you had no health insurance last year, you may have to pay a fine.
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$95 will be defuncted from your tax refund if you did not enroll in health coverage. new at 6:00 a rape investigation on the westchester university campus. university officials tell us a female student reported a man raped her early yesterday morning. the victim says it happened in a dorm room on campus. she told police she knows her attacker and police arrested the suspect. new at 6:00 -- a toll collector on the walt whitman bridge is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars of toll money but he may not have to face criminal charges. "philadelphia inquirer" reports the part-time toll collector is suspected of stealing $3,000 this month alone. the temporary agency he works for says they'll repay the money. authorities have not yet decided whether to press charges. if you travel through suburban station today, you may have noticed a new high-tech upgrade. it's thanks to a new partnership between septa and verizon. the two companies are working together to bring in more advertising money, which will all go to septa.
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part of the plan includes installing three high-definition video walls throughout suburban station. septa unveiled them today. the video board shows train schedules, weather and advertisements. they expect them to bring in $3 million over the next three years. nbc10 first alert weather tracking back-to-back storms that will start and end over the weekend from snow to rain and then more snow. we'll see a mix of wet weather. glenn? >> that's right. we're getting a one-two punch from these storms. pretty close together. there will be a break in between, though. i'll have more on the timing to help you plan around the wet weather in my exclusive "nbc10 news" first alert forecast. do ac hits the road for a major atlantic city sales pitch in the big apple. >> when you're not here and people hear casino closing, they think no one's in atlantic city. >> reporter: i'm ted greenberg with the money being spent to change public perception.
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here's a look at the size of this storm. the precipitation extends from florida up to maryland. and in maryland that's some snow that's falling. some of that headed this way. the timing on what to expect with the forecast in just a couple minutes. tonight a new push to
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promote atlantic city. >> the people that brought you do ac are taking their campaign to new york city to try to attract people to the struggling resort town. and atlantic city needs all the help it can get. today moody's investor services lowered ac's bond rating by six steps, a day after governor christie appointed an emergency management team to take over the city's finances. nbc10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg went to new york city to find out what's different about this sales pitch for ac. >> reporter: the spin here is all about the positive pushing a message that despite what you've heard, the odds are not stacked against ac. >> atlantic city's had so much negative publicity with the casino closing in the last year that it's done so much damage to our image, more than super storm sandy. >> reporter: this afternoon kicked off a three-day do ac marketing pitch to some 25,000 potential visitors at "the new york times" travel show highlighting what the resort
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currently has to offer and what's to come. >> we have a billion dollars of investment going on in the next 18 months. >> reporter: atlantic city's set up neighboring delaware and the lehigh valley is among 500 exhibitors here. the 30 by 30 footprint of its display is the largest of all u.s. destinations. what's different about this sales pitch to potential travelers than what you've done before? >> in the first year it was do ac, we're more than just gaming. in the second year it was a recovery from superstorm sandy. we said we're here. our beach, our boardwalk is terrific. and this year we have to remind people that the few casinos that closed, doesn't mean the entire city has closed. >> reporter: with its funding expected to be diverted elsewhere to help stabilize the resort as finances this $15,000 investment could be the last big push for the atlantic city alliance. but that won't stop the marketing organization from working to convince more than 100 members of the travel media here that ac is worthy of
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positive press. in new york i'm ted greenberg, "nbc10 news." a former volunteer firefighter charged with arson is now accused of sexually assaulteding children. nbc10 was there as john corkrin left court in delaware county today. he faces 161 counts of sexually abusing and assaulting children as young as 8 years old. investigators say he would bribe them to take off their clothes for photos and offer them toys and money to perform sex acts. the seasonal flu continues to hit hard in our area. that's why health officials in camden county now have additional flu shot clinics going. there was a steady flow of people willing to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. health officials say even though the vaccine isn't a good match against the current strain, other strains could emerge before flu season ends. even so some people in our area tell us, they're willing to take their chances.
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>> i rather take other precautions, lysol wipes, washing my hands, purel. >> honestly i just don't trust them. >> health officials tell us, if you've already had the flu, getting vaccinated now will help you from coming down with it again. the flu has claimed 19 lives in delaware 3 just this week. more than 1800 cases of flu in delaware. officials say this is a particularly bad year for the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. live look from camelback mountain resort in the poconos where snow is always welcome. good thing because they will see the most of it from the nor'easter heading our way. glenn? >> yeah, they're going to get more from the nor'easter but maybe less from the clipper system sunday night and monday. here's the radar. that snow getting closer to the mason mason/dixon line. rain changed to snow and in some parts of washington it's changed back to rain.
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that's not lasting too long. can you see the snow on the back end. that's another possibility for us. first alert, for tonight and into tomorrow we have two weekend storms. the first one having snow ice and rain. we have an extended period of dry weather in between. a lot of the weekend is going to be dry. not much tomorrow will be dry but sunday during the day. temperatures are above freezing now. but if it starts snowing, the temperature can drop down a few degrees. very, very quickly. and our futurecast as we zoom into the particular counties here, north and west is where you'll get the greatest amount of snow. you see how fast it moves up through this evening and into the late night. the later you stay out and party tonight, the more likely you run into this. tomorrow night, it will be dry. may want to change your plans. 31 at pottstown. 31 at allentown. that snow will be sticking on untreated surfaces. the warmer air coming in from
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the south, changing the snow to rain. but we have marginal temperatures here. that means it could be freezing rain in parts of the area especially the locally cold spots, starting to stick on trees and power lines. continuing to snow to the north and west. that's why the poconos mostly all snow. 11 a.m. 33 in philadelphia. not exactly going up there far but we may see a mixture, even in the north and western areas before it moves out as we go through the late afternoon. in the philadelphia area itself and the i-95 corridor we're seeing that snow at the beginning portion of the storm knocking the temperatures down. great marginal as we head through the night tonight and as we head into the morning hours, just barely above freezing. that's why we got to watch it. sheena will be back with more computer guidance at 11:00
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tonight. i'll be back at 5:00 tomorrow morning. just to make sure everything's going okay. that we're not going to get into trouble here. you can see changing the snow at the back end of this tomorrow afternoon. one computer model showing ranging from zero in the south to a few inches to the north. it won't be a major storm here. poconos may get 5, 6 inches. this storm moves by. then we have dry weather saturday night and sunday. and then, oh, here comes this next one. and that's a pretty solid area of snow as we go into sunday night and monday morning. that one may affect southern areas more so. 31 for the low tonight in philadelphia. 28 north and west with the snow ice and rain spreading through the area. tomorrow that wintry mix changing to rain and then back to snow in some places. pretty big temperature contrast across the region. and the seven-day forecast the best day of the weekend is
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sunday. but sunday night and into monday morning, that's when we have some problems with the morning rush on monday. may be problematic. may be school delays or cancellations. we'll have to watch that throughout the weekend. then it's bitter cold next week. we have breaking news right now coming to us via skyforce10 in south philadelphia. a car has hit a septa bus here at the corner of washington avenue and 20th street. now, we understand there are no serious injuries as a result of this accident. you do see an ambulance there on the scene. looks like that car with its door open may have been involved 37 again, car hits a septa bus. no one seriously hurt.
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pennsylvania lottery is launching a new lineup of daily drawings including new names for some familiar games. the four games will be grouped together as pick games withdrawings twice a day. pick two is a new game that allows players to choose any two numbers. pick three is known as the daily number for 33 years. it allows players to choose any three-digit number. pick four will be the new name of big four. pick five, you got this will replace kinto. the changes take effect next tuesday. one final check on the weather with glenn next.
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woman: i was tired of my chronic constipation and the way it made me feel the discomfort the bloating the straining. i'd just felt this way for too long. so i finally talked to my doctor about my symptoms. i'd tried laxatives before. he prescribed amitiza (lubiprostone) for my chronic constipation. it works differently than laxatives. man: amitiza is clinically shown to help relieve common symptoms like bloating abdominal discomfort hard stools, and straining and help people with chronic constipation go more often.
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don't take amitiza, if you have a bowel blockage or severe diarrhea. tell your doctor, if your nausea or diarrhea, becomes severe, or if you experience chest tightness or shortness of breath. the most common side effects are nausea diarrhea, and headache. woman: amitiza helped me find relief from my chronic constipation. ask your doctor if amitiza is right for you. here's the latest radar. you can see that precipitation getting closer and closer. some of it rain changing to snow. parts of maryland and northern virginia getting some pretty nice sized snowflakes right now. other areas are seeing some. we'll see that later tonight and tomorrow morning change to rain eventually, and then it gets really cold next week. >> okay. well sheena will have another
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weather update in about 30 minutes. for glenn and all of us here at nbc10, thank you for watching. >> the news continues now with nbc night lit news. on our broadcast tonight, double threat. not one but two winter storms bearing down on some big population centers from west to east with over 60 million americans bracing for a mess. solving the mystery that continues to overshadow the super bowl. what nfl investigators have revealed tonight. packing heat a record number of firearms being found in carry-on luggage. thousands of them most of them loaded. and the feds don't like what they're seeing. and skyfall, our farewell to the people who convinced captive audiences to buy a whole lot of stuff we didn't want or need. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york this


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