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breaking news, a missing child is safe and sound after a half hour search of philadelphia. the 6-year-old was asleep in the car that was stolen from a philadelphia 7-11 parking lot. >> first it appeared that the woman at the center of this fight was pregnant. now instead of being a victim she may be in trouble with police. our area is in the grasp of dangerous cold. wind chills are below zero and we won't warm above freezing today. it's 4:30. it's cold. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast, find out about these frigid temperatures. >> like we hit the rewind button to last winter. the temperatures are still falling. it's a dry view of center city
looking across the delaware. look at these, 12 in northeast philly, wilmington is 14 degrees, and down to 10 degrees now for toms river and pottstown and doylestown 8. roxborough is 11 degrees. the wind is still blowing to make it feel colder. 18-mile-an-hour winds in philadelphia, at 23 miles an hour, dover, that's giving us wind chills below zero. so stand by to bundle up. much colder than yesterday. 14 degrees at 6:00, by mid morning we'll be at 18, and then in the middle 20s by midday. still climbing. the sunshine will be bright and the winds will turn out to be lighter than what we saw yesterday afternoon. we'll go through the forecast, show you the expected high temperatures for your area when i come back. right now jessica boyington has a look at your traffic. >> we're watching that construction on the vine street expressway, we didn't have it for a couple of days for over the holiday. we're back. you can see all of these red shaded areas here, that's between broad street and the
schuylkill expressway. so closed east and westbound for a half hour or so until about 5:00. we're going to check in with the schuylkill expressway, so you can see over on the top corner of the screen here that's a police officer either pulling a guy over or a disabled vehicle. don't know how long that will be there. that's headed westbound on the schuylkill expressway. all traffic moving along and this drive time westbound from the vine street expressway is 11 minutes. if it went down a little bit you would see more police activity down off this off ramp blocking access for now. on route 73, in voorhees township around cooper road no problems or delays in the area. you can see mass transit we're good to go, no problems or delays so far. we continue to follow that breaking news. a missing 6-year-old child is safe and sound, the child was sleeping in the back of a car when it was stolen from a 7-11
parking lot. katy zachry is live at the scene with more. >> reporter: tracy, things have calmed down quite a bit in the last half hour, a little more. this 7-11 right at the intersection of bridge and oxford in frankford was crawling with police and investigators called here after a man left his car running with his sleeping 6-year-old step-son inside. while the man was in the convenient store his car was stolen. about a half hour after the information went out over police radio throughout the city, two rookie officers who were looking for the missing car found it near leaper and church streets, about two miles south of here. the young boy really was inside still sleeping unharmed. we were here at the 7-11 as they brought the boy back to his parents and the reunion was quite a tearful one. >> joy, tears, a lot of emotion.
they were really, really happy. so were we. because it was about a half hour. which is a long time. anything can happen in a half hour. a lot of distance can be traveled in a half hour and the family told us that he has asthma, that was a kefrnlt we know how bad the weather is. if the person had taken the child and threw him out of the vehicle now the child is exposed to the brutal cold. >> reporter: police were really worried about this one for a number of reasons but as you heard, fortunately it ended okay for the parents and the young boy about a half hour later. now sky force 10 is live over the scene of where the stolen car was recovered by those rookie officers and where the young boy was found inside. this is just about two miles south of where we're standing at the 7-11. police say they were lucky, in the search this vehicle had a rather unique description. it's a honda civic with darker
rimmed tires so they were able to find this faster than they would if it had been a vehicle that blended in with more of the general cars on the roadway. this person who stole the car and with the boy inside, that person has not been found. fortunately, police say the 7-11 is equipped with a number of surveillance cameras outside so they are hopeful they can find on that video the person as he or she was seen getting in the vehicle and stealing it from this parking lot. we'll have more on the search of that individual coming up in the next half hour. katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." >> thanks. it's 4:35. this morning we're following this. a scene of a fire at the cobbs creek golf course. the clubhouse burned and they were worried the fire could spread. no one was hurt. investigators are looking for a cause. today a new member of the pennsylvania supreme court from philadelphia will be inaugurated. kevin dougherty is one of three
new justices taking the oath. he was a common pleas judge for 14 years, philadelphia mayor jim kenney will attend the swearing in at the national constitution center later today. also today, reese fuhrman will be sworn in as a common pleas judge. she was the d.a. for eight years, her office handles cases that brought criminal charges against pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane and bill cosby. fuhrman will take the oath in norristown later this morning. >> in camden police say a viral video that appears to show a pregnant woman under attack is really not what it seems. the video show as group of women beating a victim who yelled about having a baby during the attack. investigators say she drove from camden to philly looking for a fight, armed with mace and a cane or crow bar and threatened to grab a gun. also they do not believe she was pregnant. it's the result of an ongoing
dispute. >> didn't have to initiate with her. they could have just called the cops and said anything. >> police are now calling that woman a person of interest in the case and are asking her to come forward. >> happening today parents in camden will have a different way to pick a public school for kids. the camden superintendent and mayor will go door to door to let people know about the new enrollment application. organizers say it's an easier process than the previous system and it allows families to learn more about the schools. >> parents are upset. the reason, three words. god bless america. we'll explain. and next, firing up for winter. we'll take you to a ski resort as they are readying the slopes for the skiers. >> bundle up if you're getting ready oreven thinking about heading out it's fridge it. and the wind chills are bltz.
20 minutes before 5:00 and more than 20 degrees colder than it was 24 hours ago. the temperatures plummeted overnight. northeast philadelphia now at 12 degrees, that's down by 21 with the wind making it feel even colder. it's 14. we're seeing wind chills below zero. 8 degrees right now in doylestown, 10 in trenton, it's down to 10 in saint day individuals. you have to bundle up. a dangerously cold start. a few clouds, the wind that is
still blowing this morning will die down some this afternoon. so the temperatures will be climbing. this is the as far as they will go today. camelback, bethlehem in the upper 20s, 31 in morgantown, bright sunshine but cold for sauterton, abing son and morristown. at the shore struggling to get to the freezing mark. millville 32 and symrna 31. plenty of sunshine, bright, but a slow climb to 32 degrees in philadelphia. wilmington and newark, 30s, low 30s at that and just below freezing for berlin, new jersey. there is warmer weather on the way. i have the seven-day forecast when i'm back. >> we'll see you then. it's 4:41. let's check the new jersey turnpike for the ride to work. >> we're not seeing much of anything which is a good thing. still early to start to see any volume out there. we're on the new jersey turnpike around exit 3 at the black horse pike. turned around facing part of the off ramp. no problems or delays there so
far. if you are out in new jersey still keeping it in south jersey a slow-moving maintenance vehicle on the garden state parkway between route 9 and greenbush road. the right lane is closed. not tying anybody up beyond this but something to watch for. for the schuylkill expressway, that disabled vehicle cleared out of the way, we're watching drive times doing okay, though, westbound from the vine street through the blue route and 11 minutes right around the vine street expressway and watch for the vine street expressway that's closed in between the skooblg and broad street. here is 95 through delaware, you can see these drive times still in the green, north and southbound from 295 to 495 only a 10-minute trip. >> thanks. spend a minute outside and it's clear just how dangerous the cold weather can be. now imagine you call the streets home. next we tag along with philadelphia outreach teams who make it their mission to get the homeless to a warm place. also, the uninvited guest that
lysol wipes and spray are approved to kill more types of germs than clorox. to help keep your family healthy, lysol that. >> we continue to follow this breaking news. a 6-year-old child was sleeping in the back seat of a car when it was stolen. that child is now safe and sound. the car was stolen from a 7-11 in frankford. police found the car a half hour later and the child unharmed asleep inside. stay with nbc 10 for another live update and you can check the news app as we learn new details. >> there is new information today in the staged suicide of a police officer in illinois. at least one officer responding to the fatal shooting of officer joe gliniewicz suggested right from the git-go that the veteran cop might have killed himself. the idea was rejected and his death sparked a massive man hunt. the investigation later revealed the officer had embezzled money
from a youth program. authority sas he tried to hire a gang member to kill someone who exposed him. >> the city of chicago has paid $5.5 million to people who claim a former police detective tortured them. more than 100 men accused john bernlg of shocking, suffocating and beating them into false confessions. he has never been charged with torture but he served a prison sentence for lying in a civil trial. the payments come as the chicago department faces scrutiny over police shootings. >> a pair of ranchers the no discuss of an armed occupation on a wildlife refuge are behind bars. dwight and steven hammon reported to prison yesterday. the father and son ranchers have served short sentences after they were convicted of setting fire to federal grazing land. a judge ordered them to return to prison for four years because the time served not meet the
minimum sentencing laws. an armed group is now occupying an oregon wildlife preserve because they say the hammons were treated unfairly. >> the purpose as we have shown is to restore and defend the constitution. >> law enforcement is keeping its distance while trying to diffuse the occupation. law enforcement is not on scene there. >> the norwegian coast guard used a hospital tear rescue five crew members whose boat capsized at sea. the boat's captain says he's not sure what happened but thinks that one of the nets probably got caught in the propeller. the boat has completely sunk. >> a family in idaho gets a surprise when an uninvited guest drops in. a 600-pound elk. the animal landed in the living room of the home after falling through a window well. it doesn't seem camera shy. it looks like he is ready for a game of pool. the owner snapped off several
shots after the shock of the visitor. >> to see a full size elk standing in your down stairs living room when you get down there is something that you would never expect. >> yes, i would agree. the elk caused more damage as it pushed out of the house but eventually made it safely back into the wilderness. >> it's 4:48. missouri residents continuing to clean up after rare winter floods caused destruction over the holidays. the flood waters claimed threes 25 lives. many people lost nearly everything after the mississippi river overflowed its banks. >> i lost all my appliances, i lost all my furniture and the only thing i saved was -- were my clothes. >> president obama signed an emergency declaration and ordered federal aid for the region. >> businesses in the poconos are welcoming the cold weather that's finally here. the warm december has camelback ski resort playing catch up on
the season. now they are making snow around the clock and skiers and snowboarders will be able to hit the slopes starting thursday. >> winter started in october and it ended in april and this we're waiting, waiting, we're waiting and nothing. >> and nothing. people looking to go snow tubing will get the chance starting on saturday. >> for most people doing anything outside will be a challenge this morning with dangerously cold temperatures that feel even colder with the wind. not going to be as strong as yesterday this afternoon but we're getting some pretty good gusts of 24 miles an hour. 13 now in philadelphia. 21 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. making snow at blue mountain, that's the view. the snow making equipment will be able to go 24 hours a day for the next couple days. 23-mile-an-hour wind gusts right
now in mount pocono. close to 30 miles per hour in dover. that's giving us wind chills below zero for everyone. now 2 degrees below zero for millville and wildwood, 5 below for pottstown, there's 20 below and holding in the pocono mountains. snow showers offshore. don't have to worry about those. we'll see bright sunshine, the radar will stay clear. there's wet weather on the way toward the weekend but along with that will come some warmer temperatures. looks like it's only going to be rain. but it's going to be winter wear at the bus stop. bitter cold and windy. 12 degrees in the suburbs, 15 in the city with bright sunshine but the wind chills will still be right around zero or just below. so, bundle up. spending time outside today, you'll see the temperatures climb into the upper 20s and low 30s. that is cold for this time of year. but a little bit of a warming trend starts tomorrow after another cold morning at 19. 41 the high temperature wednesday afternoon. 45 degrees on thursday.
skies turning partly sunny. and clouds increasing friday, near 50 degrees friday afternoon with rain developing friday night and the rainy weather will be around this weekend. the shattered showers saturday and a steady rain sunday. look at sunday's temperature up to 54. the wind kicks in, brings the temperatures back down on monday. >> let's talk more about the frigid cold temperatures. code blue alerts aofficials try to keep the homeless safe. zafd with philadelphia's office of supportive housing. he told rosemary his teams are fanned out across the city encouraging homeless people to come into shelters. >> they usually do. they have a good relationship with the majority on the street so they are double-checking. >> they come out and talk to me. they came out here last night actually. >> that man ivan perkins told us that he prefers to stay in his tent and he believes he'll make it through the winter. if you know of a homeless person who needs help during a code
blue call the hot line at 215-232-1984. we also have that on our news app. >> check your ride to work including the roosevelt boulevard. jessica boyington has that and more road checks. >> tracy, we're checking the boulevard around 17th street. hardly even a car in sight right now. northbound, southbound no problems, no construction in the area. and heading out the door on 202 northbound around thumper. police activity and downed wires. so some caution there. construction still in place on the vine street expressway east and westbound closed between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. only supposed to be in place until about 5:00 so in the next couple minutes we'll probably see a crew cleaning up. blue route running through there, 17 minutes, 15 on the southbound side, where we see a delay in the morning times,
southbound from the schuylkill expressway to 95 and 15 minutes. i'll be back in the 5:00 hour to check on the vine street expressway and see when the construction opens. >> we'll see you then. we continue to follow this breaking news from philadelphia's frankford neighborhood. a 6-year-old child who was sleeping in the back of a stolen car is safe and sound. the car was stolen from a 7-11 in frankford. we'll take you back to the scene for new details. also next, classroom controversy. we'll explain why students at a camden county elementary school are no longer supposed to say god bless america after reciting the pledge of allegiance.
lawmakers are back at work working to end the 7-month stalemate. >> republican presidential front-runner donald trump is out with his first tv campaign ad. there is controversy about where some of the video came from. >> the politicians can pretend it's something else. donald trump calls it radical islamic terrorism. >> the spot began yesterday in iowa and new hampshire. it reinforces trump's stance on isis and immigration. at one point the ad shows people streaming across what might appear to be the mexican border but a fact checking group determined that it is actually from morocco, but the campaign responded by saying no bleep it's not the mexican border but that's what our country is going to look like 1,000 percent on purpose. new jersey officials cited several pet shops for violating state laws. the shops are in ocean, burlington, mercer and gloucester counties. all are accused of failing to comply with laws that protect
consumers from buying unhealthy pets. violations include failing to label animal's breeding history and medical backgrounds on the cages. it's important to know your rights before buying a pet in new jersey, the pet purchase protection act that requires that animals' cages include number of the breeder, the animals must be examine bid a vet within five days before they are sold and breeders must hold a current state and federal license. >> a camden county elementary school is eliminating the words god bless america after the pledge of allegiance, following a complaint from the american civil liberties union. it worried that it promoted religious beliefs. glenn view elementary says they began the prodigs after 9/11 as a show of patriotism. the school would no longer support the practice in order to avoid a constitutional fight and the legal fees that would come with it. >> we're concerned. what's next. is the pledge going to go away
altogether? it says under god in the pledge. >> i support the aclu, i support them fighting for people's rights but they aren't saying jesus christ or allah bless america. >> some parents say the kids kill want to say god bless america. the principal recognizes their free speech rights. >> well, going for the gold in his golden years. >> this is pretty amazing. a 93-year-old is hoping to compete in rio this summer. bill plays daily rounds of table tennis and get this, he is in his 8th decade of playing this sport. next month he will leave his kansas city home and head to north carolina where he will try to qualify for the olympics. he says the sport keeps him young. >> have to have better nutrition, better outlook on life, never have a grudge. i think that goes along with the package. love everybody. >> awesome.
he competed in the olympic trials in 2012 but did not qualify for london. wouldn't that be -- he would be a great story. >> oh, yeah. everybody would be behind him for sure. >> i'd love to see him carry the american flag in. how cool would that be. >> you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. >> breaking news, a missing child in philadelphia now found safe and it started with a carjacking in frankford. we'll have a live report in a minute. >> developing news out of philadelphia's overbrook section, a fire still burning at a golf course. how crews are dealing with the fire and the bitter cold temperatures. >> that cold is impacting our entire region this morning. a live look outside, freezing temperatures, you see the wind is blowing pretty rapid there.
wind chill below zero degrees. that is the not a surprise. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. you'll feel it as soon as you step out today. meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill, you're issuing a first alert for this cold. >> yeah, it is colder than yesterday morning and look at the wind. you mentioned it. that is dangerously cold wind that is the giving us temperatures that feel like they are below zero. the dangerous cold this morning will ease as the day goes on, but thanks to that gusty wind for the entire region it feels like it's below zero. so limit your time and exposure to the cold outside by layering up and spending less time outside if you can. at least for this morning. look at this. 9 degrees and falling in pottstown. trenton is now 9, 8 degrees in doylestown and it's dropped to 12 degrees in millville. roxborough is 11 degrees, northeast philadelphia and south philadelphia both at 12. but that's before you factor in the wind