January 7, 2014 (KTHV) - Temperatures are warming up here, but other parts of the nation are still in a deep freeze thanks to that polar vortex.
This morning, it was 4 degrees in New York's Central park, breaking a 118-year-old record.
How cold is it in other places? In Kentucky, an inmate escaped today, then asked to be put back in prison so he could get warm. That's a true story.
Travelers are stranded in many towns. The cold stopped Amtrak passengers in their tracks on the way to Chicago. They were stranded all last night. Jet blue had to cancel flights for 17 hours.