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conshohocken curve, where there are no issues to report in either direction. route 1 southbound as you approach 76, as you can see, no issues to report there. there is some construction throughout the area, though not as much as we normally see for this time of morning. 95 northbound at route 202, which is exit 8. the left lane is blocked, but that is expected to lift in the next half hour, so you should be free and clear if you're headed in that area. then in montgomery county, route 422 eastbound, the ramps to and from armand hammer boulevard are closed through november because of long-term construction. >> all right, katy, thanks. it is 4:30. we have learned a second person has died after a tour bus accident in new castle county. the victim was a 30-year-old woman from turkey. the crash happened just after 4:00 yesterday afternoon on route 1 and red lion road in bear, new castle county. rosemary connors is live outside christiana hospital, where many of the victims are being treated right now. rosemary, we now know the names of the victims who died. tell us more. >> reporter: we do, tracy.
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they're identified as 54-year-old hua'y chen of new york city. she died at the scene of the crash. she was trapped underneath that tour bus. the other victim who died has been identified as 30-year-old idil bahsi of istanbul, turkey. overnight. now, as you can see in this video from the ground and in the air, this tour bus rolled over on to its side. it was carrying 50 people, according to delaware state police, the driver, who has been identified as 56-year-old jinli zhao of flushing new york, was trying to navigate the curve on the off-ramp from state route 1 south to us 15 north. express out of new york city. police tell us the passengers were part of a sight seeing tour sponsored by e-world travel and tours also based out of new york. they had been on the tour since friday, coming from washington back to new york at the time of
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the crash. 26 passengers out of the 50 on board were brought here to christiana hospital. >> injuries vary widely. these patients, some have head injuries, some have injuries to their torso, ribs, abdomen, fractures of extremities. so, multiple different levels of injury. >> reporter: doctors did expect that overnight about 5 of the 26 brought here to christiana hospital would be able to go home. again, as you heard him say that the injuries in terms of their severity are varying. coming up at 5:00, you'll hear from a good kmart samaritan, a passerby who saw the crash before police were able to arrive. he was there to help anyone he could get out of the bus alive. reporting from new castle county, delaware, rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. new from overnight, philadelphia police are searching for two gunmen in a shooting in the kingsessing neighborhood around 61st and paxon streets around 12:30. police say three people were sitting on a front step when two
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men shot them. one man was hit four times, including several shots to his prosthetic leg. another man also shot, both are in critical condition. also, a woman was grazed in the leg. also new overnight, bucks county crews battle an early-morning house fire along inbrook road in levittown. we're told it started in an outside trash can and spread to the home around 1:00 this morning. viewer video shows firefighters working to put out those flames. a woman inside the home did suffer minor injuries. and now to decision 2014, where pennsylvania governor tom corbett is getting ready to square off with democratic challenger tom wolf for the first of three debates that they'll have. a new quinnipiac university poll shows wolf with a 24-point lead over the incumbent, and wolf is also headed into the final seven weeks of the campaign with more than $1.5 million cash advantage over corbett, but they don't expect the governor to go down without a fight. >> you're going to see over the next couple of weeks is a lot of money coming into pennsylvania in support of tom corbett's
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candidacy. you're going to see a blitz of tv ads, and you're going to see very aggressive behavior by the corbett campaign to try to close that gap. >> she says performance is key in tonight's debate as voters will be paying close attention to not just what the candidates are saying but how they conduct themselves. and again, tonight's debate will be held in hershey. it's expected to draw about 1,600 people. wolf and corbett will go at it again on october 1st right here if philadelphia. and the third debate will be on october 8th in wilkinsburg. that's near pittsburgh. and it all leads up to the election on november the 4th. 4:34 right now. newark police are investigating multiple armed robberies where university of delaware students have been targeted. the first incident happened saturday night and 7:00 near south college avenue near winslow. police say a guy with a gun approached two students and demanded their cell phones and then ran west on winslow. the second armed robbery happened around 2:30 yesterday
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afternoon on tire avenue just south of east main street. police say the student was holding his phone when he was approached by a man with a gun who also demanded he turn over his phone. the victim handed it over. the suspect ordered him to go southbound on the street and took off. a local school district is working to educate the community about sexual assault and abuse in the wake of a scandal involving a teacher. 31-year-old bridgett cy chulsky was arrested for having a sexual raelsionship with a 14-year-old. the allegations against her stem from 2012 when she was a band teacher at a middle school in doylestown. she's been suspended from her job. in response to concerns and questions from parents and students, the bucks south school district is holding a community conversation tonight starting at 7:00 at the tamanend middle school in warrington. it is free and open to the
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public. happening today, one of four men charged in a deadly playground in the overbrook section is expected to learn his fate. raheem pleasant was part of a gun fight that broke out here in april of last year. 17-year-old bernard scott was shot and killed. he was an incident bystander. another court case expected to get under way, the trial of ali marsh. marsh is acaused in a deadly home invasion. police say he was one of two men who broke into a strawberry mansion home in 2012 and opened fire. the homeowner was killed. his wife seriously hurt. this morning, it's damage assessment time in michigan after a weekend tornado there. >> next, a look at the path of destruction left behind and why officials are questioning their alert system. and west african leaders are in philadelphia today discussing strategies for controlling the ebola outbreak. we'll tell you why they're here. nice, cool start this morning. a live view of boathouse row. the temperatures are in the 60s right now and the wind is just getting started.
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at 4:38, a live look at the aramark building, flag's flapping in the wind. it will be a rather cool end to the summer. bill henley will be up with the forecast literally about 40 seconds away. firefighters say three dozen buildings have been destroyed in a wildfire in northern california that's only growing. crews are going back in dangerous conditions to survey more damage. more than 21,000 structures in the area 60 miles east of sacramento are still in the danger zone. thousands of firefighters from as far as florida and alaska are helping firefighters in california fight this blaze. the wildfire's only 10% contained. meantime, people outside of detroit are cleaning up from a tornado that tore through the area yesterday morning. the ef-1 twister had people in rochester hills scrambling for safety. their other concern, why no one heard warning sirens before the tornado touched down. the town's mayor says he's
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looking into what happened. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> getting a pleasant start this morning. a dry view of beach avenue in cape may. the wind not terribly strong here, but you can see it's moving the flag and the wind will be increasing as the day goes on. right now in philadelphia, 68 degrees. winds are out of the west at 12 miles an hour. visibility's excellent. no sign of any fog this morning. it's going to be drying out nicely. the humidity will be coming down as the wind picks up. already 12 miles an hour in philadelphia and wilmington and 16-mile-an-hour winds in the pocono mountains, and we will see higher gusts during the day. the future winds shows the winds will be with us all day long. this is 8:00 this morning. a 14-mile-an-hour wind in northeast philadelphia up to 14, 15 miles an hour in pottstown early this afternoon at 1:00. and during the afternoon hours, the wind will still be kicking. the one thing that won't change much is the direction of the wind. look at all the arrows, how
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they're lining up. northwesterly winds are bringing in the cooler, drier air. already kicking the clouds out of here. we'll see lots of sunshine and a few scattered clouds north and west, but mainly, it's going to be sunny, nice on the final hours of summer 2014. look at the forecast. 58 degrees for the pocono mountains this afternoon, upper 60s for allentown, quakertown and reading. trenton, northeast philadelphia, mt. holly will warm to 71 degrees later today. and into the 70s right along the coastline. jersey shore, 73 for atlantic city and cape may, dover 71 degrees. move inland and you'll find 60s for west chester, 68 degrees, 70 in wilmington and philadelphia. lots of sunshine today. there is some warmer weather ahead. we've got the seven-day forecast when i come back. 4:41 this monday morning and rather quiet out there, or as katy says, crickets. >> crickets. that's good, but things can always change. katy, what are you seeing now. >> so, i stole that crickets line from christina maddela.
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full disclosure. wood hach road at route 63 at millbrook road, no issues to report there. we're really not seeing any accidents in the area. it's pretty free and clear of any problems on our majors throughout the area. but taking a look right now at your drive times. 95, 76 and 476, the typical trouble spots. and you are green lights all around. moving now to the ben franklin bridge. the only thing you do have to contend with this morning is construction. so, if you're headed on the ben franklin bridge westbound into center city, the two right lanes are blocked for some patco track work that's a long-term construction project there, so you're reduced to that one left-hand lane. and moving into new jersey now, this is a live look in mt. laurel at route 73 right at 295. no issues to report there either. >> all right, katy, thanks. this could be a pivotal week in the battle against isis. >> next, what the president hopes to accomplish when he gathers with world leaders at the u.n. this week. plus, this -- >> everybody in this room and
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those watching knows that what happened to hannah could happen to their child. >> the search for hannah. this morning there are new clues about the disappearance of the college student more than a week ago.
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quarter to 5:00, a live look at boathouse row. sunny and cooler today, according to meteorologist bill henley. we'll find out more about today and the week ahead, still to come. this morning, president obama is preparing for a trip to the united nations in new york. he will head there later this week to convince the world to back his plan to defeat terrorist group isis. nbc 10 national correspondent tracie potts is on capitol hill, where there is skepticism his plan will work. >> reporter: president obama stands before the united nations wednesday. he's expected to address everything from ebola to the fight against the islamic state. >> i agree with president obama's goal, that they must be defeated. i'm just not seeing the strategy that's actually going to work. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador
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samantha powers says 40 nations are backing the u.s. against isis, and if the president goes ahead with air strikes in syria -- >> we will not do the air strikes alone. we are not having problems getting countries to commit. >> reporter: president obama's been briefed on the military's plan, but he hasn't signed off yet. the pentagon wants more arab nations involved. >> they aren't as committed as the united states. >> right. >> reporter: the president promised, no u.s. ground troops, but military experts doubt that's possible. >> what you're seeing now i think is a frustration, frustration on the military perspective saying, please, don't limit us on what we need to do to defeat this terrorist group. >> reporter: in new york this week, president obama's chairing the u.n. security council, pushing a measure that would impose a global travel ban and freeze assets on groups like isis that bring in fighters from abroad. back in washington, lawmakers are questioning white house security after back-to-back security breaches last weekend. one man got all the way inside before the secret service stopped him. >> how anyone, especially in
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these days of isis, and we're concerned about terrorist attacks, someone could actually get into the white house without being stopped is inexcusable. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> secretary of state john kerry has a full day schedule in new york city. he'll be attending events at the u.n. general assembly and meeting with foreign ministers. the secretary will also deliver remarks at the opening event of new york city climate week. the secret service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the white house. the law enforcement official says such measures have been discussed previously, but the talks have added urgency following an incident friday in which a man carrying a knife jumped over a gate around the white house. the intruder made it to the building entrance. the first family was away from the white house at the time. 4:47 right now. the ebola outbreak will be the topic of discussion at a gathering today in center city, philadelphia. ambassadors from several west african countries will be at thomas jefferson university to
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discuss the virus and the recent outbreak. representatives from the national institutes of health will also be there. why? well, work is currently being conducted on a possible vaccine at thomas jefferson university hospital. a three-day lock down aimed at combating ebola in sierra leone is ending and is called a success. the government ordered the 6 million residents of the city to stay in their homes. sierra leone has been one of the countries hardest hit by ebola in west africa. and happening today in florida, the retrial of michael dunn is expected to start. dunn is charged with killing an unarmed teenager during an argument over loud music. in february he was convicted of attempted murder for shooting three other teens, but the jury could not reach a decision on the murder charge. a person of interest has been named in the case of a missing university of virginia student. it's been ten days since 18-year-old hannah graham disappeared, and police think this orange chrysler holds some clues. they say it belongs to
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32-year-old jesse matthew, and police say he's the man seen walking with graham on surveillance video, tracking the college student minutes before she disappeared. they have named him a person of interest in the case and he's also wanted on reckless driving charges. meantime, hannah's parents issued a plea for her safe return. >> if you see hannah, did anybody see hannah? did you see hannah? you saw hannah. somebody did. this is every parent's worst nightmare. >> police have received about 900 tips over the last five days as hundreds of volunteers spent the weekend scouring charlottesville, virginia, for clues about what may have happened to hannah. and a fraternity at the university of wisconsin milwaukee is under investigation for allegedly slipping drugs into drinks at a party. the tau kappa epsilon hoz hann been shut down. they have been investigated since students leaving a party earlier this month left severely intoxicated with memory lapses. three women and one man were hospitalized.
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it's a cool start this morning. the temperatures have been coming down overnight. a couple spots running cooler than yesterday morning, three degrees cooler in the pocono mountains, three degrees cooler in millville and it's going to stay cooler during the day. in fact, despite lots of sunshine, temperatures will top out in the upper 60s and low 70s today, and look at the winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 miles an hour. they'll be gusting to 25 miles an hour, and that's that cool, dry air that's pushing into play. this is the last sunshine of summer. fall arrives at 10:29 tonight and you will feel the difference tomorrow. in fact, almost like somebody flipped a switch. it will be nice and comfortable today, but look at the cool start we'll have tomorrow. 40s for most of the suburbs. 50 degrees to start with in center city. tomorrow afternoon we will see lots of sunshine. and after a chilly start in the morning, a nice rebound to 70 degrees tuesday afternoon. come wednesday and thursday, the cool stays with us, but clouds will be increasing after a sunny
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day wednesday. and that will give us a chance of some showers late wednesday night and again on thursday. 75 the high on thursday, heading toward a warmer weekend as the sun reappears. 77 degrees friday afternoon. a cool morning. then 70s we'll say good-bye to for saturday and sunday with plenty of sunshine. it will be a fall warm-up, into the low 80s for the weekend. >> all right, bill, thanks. nine minutes before 5:00. let's get you updated on the roads if you're headed out. >> katy zachry is in the first alert traffic center. >> hi. starting off near route 1, wissahickon avenue free and clear of any problems in both directions. there are no accidents to report on any of our majors in new jersey, delaware or pennsylvania. just some construction that you'll have to contend with. so, 95 northbound route at the exit for route 202, which is exit number 8, the left lane is blocked, but that's expected to lift in about ten minutes. headed up to haverford township,
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burmt road between route 1 and steel road, that stretch will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every day through august 31st. an alternate is warrior road. montgomery county, 422 eastbound, the ramps to and from arm aand hammer boulevard are closed until november because of a long-term construction project. headed into new jersey now, the 42 freeway as we head up to meet 55 at creek road, before you see the area bridges, your average speeds are about 55. there are no issues to report in delaware as well. and how about this traffic jam turned into a jam session on a local highway? ♪ yeah, the party that almost makes you wish you were stuck in traffic. >> no. and we are just hours away from fall, but just because summer's ending doesn't mean vacation has to. next, how to take advantage of some fall bargains. and now you can wake up with your favorite nbc 10 personality. just download the nbc 10 morning app to your smartphone.
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and there you'll find headlines, a live stream of our morning newscast. you can also set your alarm for the voice of an nbc 10 personality, like tracy davidson, with everything you need to start off your day just right. looking for one of these? yoplait. smooth, creamy, and craved by the whole family.
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and check this out. lincoln financial field, site of the eagles' big win yesterday over the washington redskins. it puts them at 3-0, undefeated. i actually had them winning ten games this year, but i'm going to make some course corrections. >> really? >> i think they're going to win 12 now. >> all right. >> yeah. bill henley will be along here with his first alert forecast. and a bill to provide crucial funding for the cash-strapped philadelphia school district could come up for a vote today in harrisburg. this is the city's $2-per-pack cigarette tax that will provide about $50 million a year for philadelphia schools. a house committee approved the plan last week, but the house put off the vote until at least today. nbc 10's jesse gary's following
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the school budget crisis and the action is expected there. we'll have a report from jesse coming up in just a minute. and amtrak is hosting a our heroes veterans event at 30th station. it focuses on jobs in the rail transportation industry. amtrak committed itself to make 25% of their new hires veterans by the end of 2015. and from our delaware bureau, state police will hold an open house for young people interested in their explorers program. they're young men and women interested in the field of law enforcement who help police officers at community events. the state police will give more information tonight at 6:30 at the delaware state police station in dover. explore candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years old with a minimum of 2.0 gpa and no criminal convictions. and a big honor for a bunch
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of losers today. well, let me explain. weight watchers of philadelphia will present a check for $10,000 to the hero grill show. it's in honor of the philadelphia fire department for winning the 28th battle of the badges weight loss challenge. they defeated the philadelphia police department in the annual contest. congratulations, guys. well, looks like the summer decline of gas prices is exte extending into the fall. there's been a dramatic drop over the past week and aaa expects the national average to fall another 10 to 20 cents at the end of october. obviously, not the right video, but we can tell you about gas prices. in the philly five-county area, $3.44 is the average. in south jersey, the average about $3.17, and drivers in delaware saw the biggest drop, paying 11 cents less than they were a week ago. the average there is $3.29. ♪ yeah, that's what i'm talking about right there. if you're going to get stuck in traffic, you might as well do it this way.
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a group of motorists were stranded on i-76 yesterday near king of prussia, and the group included a pair of musicians who turned it into an international festival. they whipped out their instruments and played a set of island sounds while drivers danced the limbo line there. not a bad way to go, as long as you're stuck in traffic, i guess. wish you weren't heading into the office this morning? well, a new study may boost your case for working at home. it finds telecommuters are more productive, and researchers say people working at home make more of an effort to help out co-workers. another reason to push for telecommunitying? the average american spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic as you see there, commuting. as we say so long to summer, experts say fall is a good time to snag a great travel deal. the time between summer and winter is known as shoulder season in the travel business. travelers can find bargains in big cities across the country like chicago, new york or san francisco, but the biggest savings may be at the beach.
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>> we're seeing discounts of 30% to 40% off of some of the major beach destinations. so, you can still kind of get that summer retreat deal but not with the summer price tag. >> and travel experts also say you can find some great hotel deals throughout the country. and a reminder this morning that you can vote for the "high school blitz game of the week" for friday. here are the choices for this week. haden field and collingswood, west chester henderson taking on unionville or roman catholic going on the road against episcopal academy. to vote, just go to our website at or to our facebook page. you can also call or text your one-time vote to 610-624-4111. and of course, the game with the most votes is always featured on the "high school blitz" every saturday night with john clark and jillian mele at 7:00 right here on nbc 10. >> love that show. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now.
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two women killed, dozens of other people are hurt. we have new information released overnight about this deadly tour bus crash in the state of delaware. instead of treating patients, hundreds of nurses at a local hospital will be back on the picket line this morning. the latest on the strike that's been years in the making. and getting ready for fall as we look live outside at lincoln financial field. we are in the final hours now of summer. really feels like football weather out there this morning. very nice. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. just about 17 1/2 hours until fall officially arrives, but it's already starting to feel like it. you will notice a drop in the temperatures as you head out the door. let's get more details on that with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center, back from vacation. welcome back, bill. >> thank you, tracy. nice to be back and nice to feel the cooler, more comfortable weather. it was a muggy one yesterday with temperatures near 80 yesterday afternoon, but it


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