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right now at philadelphia international, it's not too bad. zero visibility there. more likely you're going run into quarter mile visibility very limited to start with. in new jersey, more spotty, a little light fog in salem and cumberland county, millville and too mild. visibility has improved a little bit. so fog to start with, but we will get the clouds thinning out as the winds pick up out of the northwest. that's drier air pushing into the area. and the temperatures, look how steady they hold through the day today. they'll be in the 50s today. more wet weather tracking possibility heading our way tonight and tomorrow. i've got your neighborhood forecast. jessica boyington has been spotting son fog. jessie. >> this is right along the vine street expressway. traffic still moving by the scene. you can see the police activity right in here, vehicle right in front. it's over into the left-hand
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lane with everybody squeezing by. that's where we want to watch out for today. the slippery spots. off ramp, on-ramps, that's where we're seeing it. no problems through the intersection except you can see that everything is still wet and a little bit damp. that means we might have dangerous situations out there. here is the philadelphia international airport. currently no fog-related delays, but we will keep an eye on it for you and have updates to come later on in the morning. >> thanks. nbc 10's katy zachry has been tracking things. what's it look like, katy? >> it's going to be tough. even though as bill said it is improving, that's good because earlier this morning when we started around 4:00, parts in montgomery county and chester county have reported zero
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visibility. that's increased. zero visibility of a quarter mile or less. behind me is lancaster avenue. as you can see, it's sometimes hard to gaze in the lens of our camera, but it is incredibly foggy. you have to have your low beams on or fog lights. you absolutely cannot put on your heil beams. if you try it, you'll see what i'm talking about. if we swing the camera around so you're looking west along lancaster avenue toward chester county, let me tell you. the fog gets even worse as you go west. we talked to one employee who was driving in from coatesville. she had to look at the white line on the road just in order to get her bearings as she was driving because there was so little visibility. now, one of the things that's going to help you, even these street lights, the stop lights, if you're in an area where there are a lot of street lights that are bright, that's going to really help you. but if you're in a rural area,
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you're going to want to add time to your commute and definitely go slowly. reporting live in wayne, indicate are zachary, nbc 10 news. >> it's 5:08 and we're following breaking news. we're learning of a gas leak. crews dug up an area in front of a home after residents smelled gas. they should be able to get home quickly. medics did transport one person to the hospital. bill cosby will be back in court after a judge roomed his case can move forward. after two days of testimony a judge decided an immunity deal will not be valid. cosby waved to fans as he left norristown last night. he's accused of drugging and sexually abusing an employee. it's a case that dates back a decade.
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bruce caster testified he found the case too flawed back in 2005 partly because of the inconsistencies from the accuser. he used the immunity to get questions answered in a case. in that deposition cosby admitted to giving drugs before having sex with women. they plan to appeal. it's 5:04. this morning we're learning about a rash of phone calls being made around our area involving people pretending to be with the irs. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in bucks county where many are getting fake calls. tell us what we need to know, matt. >> reporter: that's right. they're saying the frequency of these unsolicited phone calls is really just getting worse and there are already some victims this year in this area. a lot of these are robocalls. some are threatening, saying that they owe taxes to the irs or treasury department and some
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threaten prison time if they don't pay right away. big red flags to watch out for. bucks county consumer protection director says mostly land lines are getting hit, a few cell phones. but the best thing is if you see a phone number you don't recognize, don't answer. >> they call you, and if you call back that number, they'll know there's a person there and you'll go high owner the list. if you call back to yell at them, you'll go even high owner the list. >> some have issued their own alerts about this scam. here's the thing, the actual irs will not call you before sending you a letter in the mail first. i'm going to tweet a link right now. i just tweeted it a couple of months ago. there are some extra tips and things to keep in mind and what to do if you receive one of
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these phone calls. now i'm live in bensalem, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." this morning the irs is scrambling to fix a computer problem that shut down its filing system. it's shut down things including the efile system which means you cannot file an electronic tax return. you can still file with companies like h & r. the irs will hold onto your returns and run them when the service is back up. the next democratic debate is tonight. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton stated their positions and answered questions. sanders disputed clinton's claim to be a progressive but clinton
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said her core is as liberal as sanders. >> we share a lot of the same big progressive goals, but we have different ways of going about them. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. >> the democratic national committee which has been under pressure to sanction more debates has announced it is adding three more following tonight's contest in new hampshire on msnbc. they include a debate in flint, michigan, on march 6th and two others in other cities in the spring. bernie sanders will now get secret service protection on the campaign trail. they have authorized protection following a request. the new security will likely be an adjust for sanders who keeps a low profile while traveling. now to the gop and an announcement from one of pennsylvania's senators. >> toomey is backing marco
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rubio. he says rubio has the best chance of winning and theys he'll be a strong candidate in pennsylvania where they have backed up democrats since 1978. two more candidates have dropped out. rick santorum is dropping up along with rand paul. eight minutes after 5:00. it's the beginning of february. we're in the 50s right now but with that warm air coming moisture and thick fog start with for much of the area. dryer ar starts to move in. we'll see the wind shift. i am tracking some shower this
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morning right along the coast. there's pooblt we'll see some showers tonight as well in the area. right now, 44 degrees with thick fog in reading. clouds over philadelphia, 53 and rain drops. 's a view from the marina in cape may. fog will clear out but right now it's going be slow going for much of the area, especially pennsylvania. coatesville is back down to zero visibility. we're seeing improving conditions for pottstown and allentown and trenton, little visibility. at the shore we're seeing spotty rainfall. the herbiest rain is offshore. during the day the temperatures will be holding steady. so fog will disappear once it kicks in. upper reading, 40s this afternoon. a foggy start for doylestown and trenton. the showers will break and at the shore. mostly cloudy day today and a
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chance of some showers as we go into the late-day hours. this evening, a better chance we'll see showers. wilmington, drexel, and philadelphia will hold in the 50s achlt mostly cloudy day, but i do expect we'll get some sunshine before clouds return tonight. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. 5:10 on this thursday morning. we'll take a look at traffic. >> a quick update on 95. we did have an earlier scene with police here. it was right over here we had that police activity cleared out of the way moments ago. that might be why that accident scene was caused. you might want to take your time as you head out the door. now, out in montgomery county there is an accident on the p.a. turnpike northeast extension southbound just south of
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lansdale and also 202 looking okay. we're still in the green. no problems, 11 minutes, northbound or southbound at the most from 30 to the skew cool expressway, tracy. >> thanks. it's 11 past 5:00. while we're dealinging with fog, other areas in the country are dealing with tornado damage. we'll show you where a tornado touched down and a look at the damage. and the fight for 15. we'll show you where local lawmakers are working to push the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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squleer's a live look. we issued an alert because of fog danger. if you're driving to work or school, take it slow. the dense fog is making visibility very reduced across our region. and happening today in trenton lawmakers will introduce a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. right now it's $8.38. that means a full-time minimum wage worker makes $18,000 a year. currently new jersey has the highest minimum wage rate. passengers on a flight from orlando to allentown had a little bit of a scare when the plane landed at lehigh
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international airport. right after landing the plane got two flat tires. the 150 passengers had to be bussed to the terminal. no one was hurt. we have new information the decades decades-old murder of a boy who vanished on his way to school. now his parents want a long-time suspect thrown out. in 2004 it was determined jose ramos was responsible. now the parents are convinced their son's killer is pedro hernandez. he was tried last year but jurors could not reach a verdict. happening today. philadelphia's first and only street newspaper is holding its second annual big selloff event. vendors will be hitting the
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streets in various locations to distribute the paper and we'll hear from one of those vendors coming up all new at 6:00 this morning. the fbi will help an agency help at-risk youth get back on their feet. covenant house provides services for homeless, runaway, and at-risk kids in philadelphia. the fbi director award is based on activities to help the community. you can see our digital exclusive faces of homeless youth yochl u'll hear real-life stories of kids in philadelphia struggling to cope in the city without a place to stay and how leaders are trying to help them out. it's 5:16, and we have issued a first alert today because of the fog you're facing as you head out the door. >> jessica boyington is going to show you what the fog is like out there. >> we do have fog.
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it's going create quite a messy morning. we've seen a few of these already where we have a disabled vehicle over on the shoulder. a few accidents have popped up already this morning because of that reduced visibility and those slippery spots. northeast extension southbound just south of lansdale. it's tying things up there. also construction not related to the fog. fall bridge has been closed since monday for rehabilitation work. so for april your alternate is the city avenue bridge. if you're taking the mass transit, you'll be okay. no weather delays. vial more updates for you when i come back in ten minutes with fog cameras.
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5:17. it's foggy this morning. visibility has improved a little this morning but not everybody is seeing that. 10 degrees in philadelphia. the fog is easing there, too, with the wind. a shift in the wind will bring some drier air in, but you can see the light fog that's lingering at the marina in cape may. that's a live view. the fog will lift out. that's quite dense for pottstown and blue bell. zero visibility continues at coatesville. wrightstown, no problem at all. half a mile at philadelphia and international. the fog will not be an all-day event. here this morning and gone this afternoon. this afternoon we'll get a break from the few scattered showers that we have this morning. they extend from philadelphia into the shore. steadier rainfall offshore. there's a chance we'll see some of the rain return for tonight.
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during the day we'll get some breaks in the clouds and see some sunshine. 50s now will be in the 50s through this afternoon. but it gets colder tonight and showers start moving in from the coast. at least there's a chance. by midnight, rain showers at the jersey shore and in southern delaware, but as showers continue overnight and colder air moves in, there's a chance first thing tomorrow morning that we'll be tracking some snow and some rain showers. now, the temperatures will be above freezing for most of these locations, so there's just a chance we'll semin mall accumulation entered at the worst and there's a possibility we'll see no snow with it if it all stays offshore. still some question marks heading into tomorrow. for today, you're heading into some fog to start with, but it eases out. we'll get breaks of sunshine. foggy. mild temperatures stay in the 50s today. tomorrow morning, colder. 35 degrees. the chance for those showers, just a chance, and then in the afternoon we'll see some sunshine. a dry weekend.
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the mornings will be colder, below freezing. bright sunshine on sunday. on monday, partly sunny skies. and we're watching tuesday. there's another system that may come together with a chance of some rain or snow with temperatures in the 40s. there's still a question mark there as well. by wednesday, breezy, and 42 degrees. >> bill, thank you. about the weather down south. a tornado leaves a path of destruction in tennessee. take a look at the damage. the tornado was about 3 1/2 miles wide with winds up to 110 miles per hour. the town's high school and middle school and five homes were damaged. no one was seriously hurt. that same storm system brought heavy rain and wind to north carolina. storms knocked down trees and damaged several homes. it is 5:20, and 53 degrees in most of philadelphia. getting a boost. casino workers are fighting for better wages and opportunities in the area. we'll tell you who's now
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marching with them. the fallout of the takata airbag recall. we'll tell you about the american automaker that's recalling millions of its cars.
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23 minutes past 5:00. if you drive a honda, it could be part of a new recall because of faulty airbags.
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landon dowdy has more information on that recall on b cnbc business news. good morning, han don. >> good morning. honda announced more than 2 million recalls in the u.s. it includes honda and acura model years 2005 to 2016. that brings honda's total to more than 8.5 million vehicles recalled as a result of the takata airbags that can be dangerous and even deadly when deployed. and on wall street, dow's stocks have reported a higher open. at its low, it was down 200 points but it finished up at 180. they'll be watching. jobless number claims at 8:30. back to you. >> landon dowdy of cnbc, thanks.
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getting a mild s.t.a.r.t. this morning. 53 degrees. but with that warm air, lots of moisture and fog. very thick to start with. we've issued a first alert for the dense fog. reduced visibility is going to make for a slow going even into the pocono mountains. that's a live view. sunshine on hold this morning. jessica boynton is also spotting some fog in the first alert center. jessica. >> we are, bill. lots of fog and wet cameras you can see on our camera lens here. those roadways are wet as well. you have to watch the off ramp. that's where we're going to start to see the problems as the morning progresses. we'll have more updates for you when i come back inside 30. if you're just up and are getting out the door soon, be prepared for dense widespread fog. also coming up in a few minutes, i'll explain why areas that are snow cover ready seeing more fog.
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plus, as bill cosby continues to face sexual assault charges, there could be a growing list of witnesses against him. hear from a legal expert and how our viewers are reacting to this case.
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right now on "nbc 10 news," fog danger. they can create dangers for your morning drive. we told you about fake calls. in delaware, neighbors are dealing with a different set of imposters asking for money. wheel explain. plus, we spoke with a legal expert. find out how the list of those who can testify against him can get a lot bigger. just about 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. yesterday we issued an alert. now fog is the issue. bill, more about that fog. >> getting a very warm start. 53 degrees. with that warm air comes moisture. dense fog has formed. reduced visibility this morning could lead to flight delays. that's just a possibility. visibility isn't too bad. the worst of it, though, is north and west.
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a big improvements. in the last couple of minutes it went from zero visibility to a mile and a half. the fog is not so bad in new jersey but you'll find some pockets of fog especially in south jersey. the worst of it in delaware. it's in the wilmington area. the fog won't last all day. we will actually get some dryer conditions as these winds kick in. a bit of fog this morning. look at the temperatures holding steady. drier air rididriving in the northwesterly winds. i'm also tracking the threat of more showers in the area. i'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes and see how the fog is affecting the roadways. jessica boyington with first alert traffic. >> we still have a lot of fog and slippery roadways and accidents because of that. you canee


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