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"nbc 10 news" starts now. turning up the heat. the calendar may say may 12th but it's going to feel more like july. we're looking at near record temperatures approaching 90 before we cool back down. new this morning. acme attack. what this man did with an employee when he tried to leave with a cart full of groceries. and a miracle on the turnpike. we'll hear from a woman who was pinned beneath an 18-wheeler counting on an army of rescuers. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today" on this tuesday. early morning muggy weather. meteorologist bill henley
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standing by with your first alert forecast. bill good morning. >> good morning, chris. temperatures very close to where they are yesterday. we still have some clouds overhead this morning. it is mainly fog free. only the lightest of fog to be found in a few spots this morning. there are a couple of showers passing to our north. they're going to avoid us. you can see them moving into the pocono mountains. clouds still with us at least to start with. they will be clearing today. we'll see more and more sunshine. look at the warmup 6:00 69. middle 70s by 9:00. into the 80s and still climbing. let's check with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. good morning, jessica. >> good morning bill. good morning, everyone. we are quiet this morning. on the vine street expressway all road work has been lifted. 2 minutes westbound from 95 to the schuylkill expressway and
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the same eastbound from the schuylkill expressway to 95. pa turnpike drive times free and clear. westbound route 1 to valley forge, 23 minutes eastbound from valley forge to route 1 23rks minutes there as well. we'll check in with more drive times coming up in ten, chris. let's get you to breaking news now coming into the newsroom out of south asia. a 7.4 earthquake shook nepal this morning sending people rushing out into the streets. this comes less than three weeks after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people. this is near namche bazaar. this is near mt. everest. we don't know if there are any deaths or injuries. this all comes as nepal is still struggling to recover from the april earthquake that killed
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8,000 and injured 18,000. entire buildings were flattened. the first phase of reconstruction will be $2 billion. the nfl has suspended patriots quarterback tom brady for four games for his role in deflategate. officials say brady was quote at least officially aware that two employees let air out of balls. the league said brady refused to cooperate by refusing to hand over personal e-mails and text messages. here's bob costas. >> i think it's a product both of the behavior and brady's unwillingness to fully cooperate with the nfl which they resented. >> now brady says he will appeal his punishment. the league has also fined the patriots $1 million and the team will lose draft picks during the next two years. at 5:00 a.m. "nbc 10's" vai sikahema will be joining us with a closer look at the significant
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can't significance of brady's 4 game suspension. a robber smashed this window and grabbed the register. it happened around 2:00 this morning. police have found the suspect and took him into custody. right now they're waiting on a warrant to search the suspect's home trying to find that stolen cash register. new this morning, police have given us photos of a suspected shop lifter who attacked a grocery store worker. this guy was trying to make off with a cart filled of $900 worth of stuff at the acme. when the employee tried to stop him. he attacked the worker. the man in the second photo was also involved. if you recognize either suspect call the police. happening today in atlantic county. the man accused of faking his death in a boating accident is scheduled to make his first court appearance. andrew vittle disappeared after
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crashing a pontoon boat. you see ted greenberg asking him questions. investigators say that he fled to avoid prosecution on fraud charges. last month a grand jury handed up an indictment on more fraud chorges against him. also today this man charged with shooting a philadelphiadwóta police officer will be arraigned. nobblen shot officer kostic. he fired back and hit nobblen. both have recovered. a montgomery county woman says it is a miracle that she and her mother are alive this morning. their car got sideswiped and wedged beneath a ups truck on the pennsylvania turnpike. state police tell us that ups truck was changing lanes near the lands dale exit when it slammed into the victim's car. the car was pinned beneath the big rig.
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the woman's 78-year-old mother was quickly freed but it took the crews there nearly two hours to rescue katerina monia. we spoke with her by phone. >> i looked at my mom and i said, we're alive. this is absolutely miraculous. >> sky force 10 captured rescuers moening. she'll need more testing done before she can be released from the hospital. her mother is doing fine. in delaware county police have arrested one man in connection with that caught on camera street brawl. they're still looking for the person who they say fired shots during the fight. cell phone video shows both men and several women fighting in the street in darby borough on monday. some had bats. they arrested at thattamir.
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no one was hit but a bullet did hit a house. >> one guy with a gun, he's on parole for doing drugs. so what have you got? we find drugs in the house we turn over and he's got a gun. what the hell's he doing on the street? >> a lot of questions there. darby borough has scheduled a community meeting for next monday. leaders want to talk to police and encourage them to make the neighborhood safer. today people down south will continue cleaning up after a string of deadly tornadoes swept across the region. here's an ariel look at damage left behind from van texas. two people died. more than 1/3 of the town was destroyed. in nashville, arkansas two people died when a tornado hit their home. they were shielding their 18 month old daughter and she survived. in communities like krum texas, people were air lifted from
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their homes. animals found themselves in need of rescue. rescuers pulled dozens of horses to safety. those horses were in a nearby pasture. the family had to herd and rescue the horses. a similar theme in colorado after a week of rain and snow led to fast-moving flood waters an ambulance was swept off the road by the fast-moving flood waters. those people had to be treated for hypothermia. here in this area we can't seem to buy a modest sprinkle. it's hot and dry and some people feeling the effects more than others. "nbc 10's" matt delucia joining us from riverton new jersey. this could mean lost revenue for farmers, right? >> reporter: that's right, chris. it's warm and muggy in new jersey. we see a little shower sprinkle here and there, but for the most part the ground in many spots here in south jersey is bone
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dry. that is causing quite a bit of problems for farmers, especially the sandy soil out here requiring quite a bit of water. farmers aren't getting it with the lack of significant rain. now is the time for planting sweet corn and tow nate tows. several farmers said they are not planting as much as they would like or they're having to use their own water and irrigation systems to keep the crops growing. to put this all in perspective for you, new jersey had rainfall an inch below and philadelphia airport is an inch below normal. the effects are being felt. we'll hear from a farmer's market owner who's experiencing this problem firsthand. he said it's bad. getting worse. we're going to hear from him. he says at this point you have to wait p it out, hope for some rain. the problem keeps going. it's going to be bad for the crops later down the line.
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we'll see you in 30 minutes. now live in riverton "nbc 10 news", matt delucia. now "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds are overhead. they will clear. it was a warm one yesterday, about you we could be looking at a hot afternoon today with temperatures heading towards the record of 91 degrees. we hit 90 it will be the first time this year. clear skies. nothing falling from the skies as we're looking from the melon bank building. the temperatures are coming down a little bit. 61 degrees in doylestown. we will see a lot of sunshine in philadelphia. 69 degrees in millville. you can see a little bit of very light fog in the air. a live view from cape may where at this time yesterday we were looking at dense fog socked in at the shore yesterday. not repeating today. watching some clouds to our west. the clouds that are in the area this morning are going to be clearing out as we go through the clouds that are moving into the area. we will see clearing skies for this afternoon. then comes the heat.
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78 degrees for mount pocono. alan town reading, quaker town. up to 85 degrees. start with clouds. more and more sunshine. 88 for norris town trenton and mount holly. temperatures at the shore will so i remember. 88 degrees from cape may, atlantic city, vineland and dover. only rehoboth is going to be cooler. more and more sunshine getting ever so close to the 90 degree mark for philadelphia drexel hill and wilmington. wouldn't be surprised if we get there today as we hit 91. that would tie the record set on this date in 1881. the heat will not last. big changes on the way. extended future weather. >> not since the chester arthur administration has it been this hot in may if we hit 91 bill in case you were wondering who was president in 1881. we got that out of the way. 11 minutes after 4:00. let's see what's in your way as you hit the roads this morning.
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jessica boyington has the traffic. >> thank you, chris. not a lot on the schuylkill expressway. montgomery drive, 12 minutes or under eastbound into the center city area or westbound from the vine city expressway up towards the blue route. 95 out in delaware the drive times moving along as well. northbound from 295 to 495 11 minutes and 12 minutes southbound. in new jersey we'll check up with the jersey majors coming nup 10. ready for launch. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is ready for a local effort to lure in new businesses. katy. >> reporter: hi, chris. they're going to be launching a brand new marketing campaign and website to try and attract families businesses corporations to move here to the area. i'll explain more after the break. plus toygeorge zimmerman nearly shot in the head.
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the latest for the man acquitted of killing trayvon martin.
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at 4:15 happening today delaware county will unveil its new identity. it's the product of a marketing campaign aimed at bringing more businesses and more families to the area. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is live along westchester pike to explain. what's this all about, katy. >> reporter: a few years ago they looked into why people move into delaware county the strengths of the county. later this morning county leaders will unveil the top five reasons why you should move to delaware county. also in part with that they'll unveil a new website that could be used as a market willing tool for businesses hotels schools, realtors to attract people to the area. delaware county is diverse from the main line be to the airport
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and small business owners tell us they've had success here for years. >> i think it's a great place to live. the schools are great. there's hospitals around if you need it pharmacies doctors. plenty of shops. people are generally life. there are sidewalks which are nice for children who are playing. >> reporter: sounds nice right? the marketing campaign is called the edge. i'll explain the reason behind that word choice. reporting live in delaware county katy zachry. happening today, voters in delaware will elect new school board members all across the state. in delaware you don't have to be a registered voter to participate in the school board election. you need to be 18 years old and live in the district in which the election is taking place. polls open from 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. in each district. officials announcing
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staffing level changes in camden school district. they're looking at cuts or to align the number of staff members to the number of students. well the pennsylvania primary, hard to believe it's just one week away now. crunch time for the democratic candidates in philadelphia's race for mayor. lynn abraham and nelson diaz appeared in a neighborhood forum. the other four candidates didn't make this one. two of them did send representatives. the big issue here focused on how the next mayor will make philadelphia a global destination. once again here is a look at all six democratic candidates facing off in the primary. lynn abraham, nelson diaz jim kenny, doug oliver anthony william. the winner will take on the lone republican melissa murray bailey in the november general election. defense lawyers for boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev rested their case in the penalty phase of his trial.
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the sister from "dead man walking" was the last of 40 defense witnesses to take the stand. she testified that tsarnaev was remorseful during the jail house conversations. a federal jury will begin weighing their punishment. jurors have to decide whether the 21-year-old college student should spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed for his crimes. how about this one, a judge in alabama handed down a life sentence for the woman who was convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter. she punished her granddaughter for stealing candy by making her run around the yard for three hours. she died of extreme physical exertion. george zimmerman is back in the headlines again after someone shot at him. police in florida say a driver opened fire while both men were in their vehicles. the bullet did not hit zimmerman but he was hit by shattered glass. investigators say the shooter
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and zimmerman were involved in a dispute after a road rage incident. so far no charges have been filed in this case. zimmerman has a history of run-ins in the law since the jury acquitted him. in january police charged him with assault for throwing a wine bottle at his ex-girlfriend. those charges were dropped. in november 2013 police arrested him after a different girlfriend said he pointed a gun at her. prosecutors did not pursue that case. two months zimmerman was accused of smashing an ipad after an argument with his ex-wife. no charges after that. liberians are marking the end be of ebola in their country. they gathered to celebrate. over the weekend the world health organization declared liberia ebola free. it was the country hardest hit during the epidemic that killed 4700 people there. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
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>> almost 20 minutes after 4:00. a steamy start this morning. we're watching for some light fog in a few spots but nothing like what we saw yesterday. 69 degrees in philadelphia. it's another warm start and it's going to be a hot afternoon. watching for a few showers in the pocono mountains. they're avoiding this to the north. looks like we will stay dry today. we will see clouds moving in this morning. we'll get through these clouds during the morning hours and then behind them we clear out in a hurry. that's when we'll get the heat this afternoon. just a few spotty showers to the north. looks like philadelphia is going to stay dry. by the time we get to the weekend the chance of showers and thunderstorms will be back especially likely on saturday. high of 83 degrees and sunday up to 80 degrees. before we get there, got some pretty nice weather ahead. the seven day forecast coming up in the next half hour. >> bill sounds good. 20 minutes after 4:00. let's get a check on traffic to see how the roads are shaping up. "nbc 10's" jessica boyington watching that.
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>> thank you, chris. a check out the door in new jersey through the black horse pike. through the work zone everything moving along fine. you see flashing lights with crew there on the scene taking up part of the right hand shoulder on the southbound side. not really setting anybody back. drive times hardly affected by that 13 minutes headed southbound from 38 up to the black horse pike. at this point no problems headed northbound as well. moving forward out to route 202 checking on the drive times there. free and clear northbound from 30 up to the schuylkill expressway 11 minutes. griffin just under that if you're headed westbound. septa, new jersey transit and patco transit all running on time with no reported delay joos it will cost you more to park in downtown allentown, at least in one special part of allentown. the city has doubled parking rates from $1 an hour to $2 an hour. you'll have to feed the meters until 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
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it's around the ppl center arena. free parking is available for customers who shop at some participating businesses. well hundreds of businesses all looking for new employees. next, a job fair happening today in philadelphia that may have you dusting off your resume. plus the prestigious picasso that just set a new world record at a new york auction house.
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happening today. , president obama will attend a summit on overcoming poverty in the u.s. it's happening at georgetown university in washington, d.c. this summit is a direct response to pope francis's challenge to put the poor at the center of religious and public life.
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it's an issue that hits home here. 28% of people living in philadelphia live below the federal poverty line. philadelphia international airport is holding a job fair today at the liacouras center. more than 38 businesses are looking for people to fill openings right now. new jersey governor chris christie has vetoed a bill. the measure called for annual reviews of billions of dollars of those tax expenditures. the lawmaker behind the bill says he's disappointed by the governor's veto because he says taxpayers should know their money is being spent rightly. several companies received multi-million dollar tax breaks to move to camden. those are the 76s who received $82 million. lockheed martin took advantage of $107 million and an energy company called holtec got a $260 million break and a life
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sciences company called diogenix company is getting $7.5 million worth of tax breaks. a pablo picasso painting has set a new world record for artwork sold at auction raking in $179 million. here's the painting. it's called women of algiers version o. a woman bought it last night. the master piece is the most important painting by the spanish artist. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. >> clouds are moving in but showers, they're avoiding us. that's a live view from center city. 69 degrees at 4:26. and get ready for summer-like temperatures this afternoon. in fact we'll be in record territory later today. where are we traffic wise? jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. good mornings jessica. >> good morning, bill. this is what we like to see in the morning, route 309 at susquehanna road no volume no
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construction, no problems. smooth sailing. we're going to check in with the rest of the drive times at 4:30. a philadelphia student hurt when a chunk of concrete came flying through her school bus window. next, her mother says she was targeted.
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"nbc 10 news" starts now. get ready for near record heat. summer is taking over today. we could hit 90 but thank goodness it will be short lived. a drastic cooldown is ahead. we're following breaking news in nepal where another major earthquake just shook the
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already devastated country. we have new information from a red cross worker in the area. good morning. it's 4:30. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. a muggy start already this morning. you'll notice it when you walk out the door. the humidity is there. >> sm merummer preview. clouds moving into the area. a few showers into the pocono mountains. yesterday's thick fog, not happening. again, we have some light fog. you can see it in the lights over citizens bank park. the radar screen you can see the showers. they're missing most of the area. the showers are very light in the pocono mountains while philadelphia is just getting some clouds moving into the area. just a slight chance you see a sprinkle. more likely you'll see sunshine taking over. look at those temperatures soar. 9:00. 75. middle 80s by noon.


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