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the schuylkill expressway still for an accident scene and jackknifed tractor-trailer on the westbound side around university avenue. all westbound lanes blocked at this moment. eastbound lanes open right now. there is a massive backup behind that scene. for right now, they are diverting all traffic off around grays ferry. take 95 to the vine street expressway westbound to get around that scene. and if you're heading you don't the door on the 42 freeway, out in new jersey, rain actively falling there northbound from 55 up towards the walt whitman bridge. everything still moving. an accident scene on south broad street and morris road. we'll have more updates to come on that schuylkill expressway crash. >> we're also getting our jesse gary out there on scene as well to get us the latest pictures to see when that might clear up. new from overnight, a driver took off after running over a man walking down the street. >> it happened early this morning in glassboro, gloucester county.
>> nbc 10's matt delucia is live out there. matt's been talking to investigators. what can you tell us about the victim now. >> reporter: chris and tracy, that man is in the hospital. right now the investigation is till under way here. what we're trying to do is find out more about the condition of this man who was hit early this morning. we have video of the area this happened, the 600 block of quincy court in glassboro, the area where you're seeing this all happen. a dark, empty street there, in this small, quiet neighborhood. police have since left the scene as they continue this investigation. we have been making calls to find out a confirmed description of the car and the driver and what may have led up to this incident. that man was taken by ground to cooper hospital. again, right now we're trying to get more information about that man's condition. but for now, more details to come. certainly throughout the morning hours as police continue to look for the person who hit this man in glassboro overnight.
live at the police station, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 5:02 now. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane plans to address the criminal charges against her during a news conference tomorrow. now, this will be the first time that she's spoken about those charges since turning herself in on saturday. montgomery county's district attorney has charged kane with leaking secret grand jury information to a reporter and then lying about it under oath. kane has not entered a pleaç b has insisted many times she's innocent. while we don't know exactly what she will say at the news conference tomorrow, a spokesperson tells us the attorney general has no plans to resign. voters in philadelphia will head to the polls in a special election born out of a corruption scandal. state representative michelle brownlee resigned in june after pleading guilty to taking bribes in exchange for political favors. she served in the 195th legislative district which includes strawberry mansion and spring garden. three candidates want to replace
here. here they are. democrat donna bullock, republican robert lang and write-in judith robinson. the 191st is also vacant because of corruption that led brownlee to resign. new this morning, the camden county police department wants to know if you know the guy in this video. they say he burglarized an apartment near 33rd street in westfield avenue on july 28th. the video shows the man going in through a rear window. you'll see it here. in he goes right there. a few minutes later, walking right out the front door. anyone with information on that guy should call police. also new this morning, police say they found a 28-year-old man shot inside this suv in philadelphia's lawncrest neighborhood. it happened on howlland street.
police have arrested a 34-year-old woman. the man is in critical condition. a man accused of killing a man and stuffing his body in a suitcase faces a court hearing. he's charged with murder and other crimes. authorities say he killed scott bernheisel at a home in philadelphia in may, put his body in a suitcase and dumped it near the airport. neighbors discovered the suitcase a couple weeks later when they noticed an odd smell. police have not released a motive for the murder. wilmington police haven't arrested the gunman who killed a woman, wounded her 4-year-old daughter and left her 9-year-old son screaming for help yesterday. the woman's boyfriend got into an argument with a guy outside their home on west 7th street. the woman opened fire, killing the 25-year-old daughter, injuring her 4-year-old daughter
and her 9-year-old son was running down the street screaming "my mother is dead." >> this right here is like a walking iraq. >> the boy's sister was shot in the leg and is in stable condition. police are questioning the mother's boyfriend to see if he can help them track down the shooter. a septa second chance, you can call it. people that didn't win that original lottery will get a chance to buy them after all. that's because many of the winners didn't complete their transactions by yesterday's deadline. septa will sent out e-mails for people who applied but did not have a chance to buy them. they will now have until thursday to pay for them. >> if there are passes remaining we'll sell those passes at the stations that have passes left over. >> and septa says they have
around 20,000 passes remaining from the 350,000 that were made available for the weekend of the papal visit. and you know, that mass transit is popular because getting around during the pope's visit will certainly be a challenge. as will parking. even in south jersey. ahead at ç5:30, you'll hear wh people in cherry hill are concern about a papal ripple effect. be sure to download the nbc 10 news app for everything you need to know about the pope's visit, including road closures and pope francis's itinerary. one month after the pope's visit, the dalai lama is coming to philadelphia and now we know you can buy tickets to see him starting tomorrow. tickets will good on sale for two public events, one at la salle and one at temple university. he'll be here to receive the liberty medal. tickets for that event will not be able until september. check out the nbc 10 news app for information on how to buy tickets. we continue to follow breaking news on the schuylkill
expressway. >> a jackknifed tractor-trailer has shut down westbound lanes of the schuylkill. nbc 10's jesse gary is there live now on scene in university city. jesse? >> reporter: chris, the tow truck just arrived to try and clear up this mess. i'll move out of the way. there's the accident, just before the 346-a. this happened maybe about 45 minutes ago. state police tell me the driver of this big rig lost control, hit the median wall and then jackknifed. the tires on the left rear portion of the cab have been completely shredded and so it is resting on rims. that's why they needed a tow truck to come. i think we have a picture where you can see a better look at the cab and how it's perpendicular to the trailer and all of the traffic that's backed up along the schuylkill behind it. it looks like it's stretching for miles as a matter of fact.
good news is, tow truck literally just arrived, went down the wrong way on the exit ramp to get in front of this thing. they'll latch it up and tow it out of here. there is a big backup. we go to jessica boyington in the traffic center with a way around this mess. good morning. >> good morning. >> as jesse was saying there, nbc 10's jessica boyington has the latest on this accident and how it's impacting traffic. >> and the backup. >> several miles as jesse just said, the backup behind that accident on the schuylkill expressway on the westbound side around university avenue. word of the tow truck getting on the scene as well, blocking out all of the westbound lanes. if we could actually get to our camera to show you exactly what that scene looks like at this moment. for the time being they are taking -- diverting all traffic off around grays ferry. if you want to avoid that scene, get on the vine street
expressway westbound to get around this scene. the backup is right behind this scene with police activity as well. on the westbound lanes, all blocked behind it. eastbound lanes all currently open. more updates in the next ten minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> rain moving through the area an we have seen some heavy downpours. in fact, some of the heaviest rain that moved through philadelphia occurred about the time of that accident on 76. it may very well be weather related. we're tracking showers, the heavier showers have lfr pushed past philadelphia. there's a thunderstorm threat this morning and this afternoon, even into the evening hours. with those storms we could see more heavy downpours in the area. right now the rain is coming down in allentown. northeast philadelphia is getting some of the heavier rain right now. atlantic city, 74 degrees with light rain. this is an improved view in south philadelphia. the heavy rainfall tapered off there. it's still a damp morning.
the roads are plenty wet this the showers, 5:09, shows scattered showers in south philadelphia. the heavy downpours that were moving through philadelphia about the time of that accident have moved off to the northeast and on the way to trenton and browns mills in burlington county. we're tracking heavier showers in delaware and south jersey. to the west, scattered lighter showers. farther to the west, storms. that's a possibility for this afternoon and into this evening. hour-by-hour future weather shows a possibility of heavier downpours. we get a break for much of the rest of the morning and into the afternoon hours. isolated showers possible at 2:00. as we go into the late afternoon and evening hours, another line of showers coming through with more heavy downpours. not everybody will see it at the same time but it could cause traffic troubles later today. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, 73 for the pocono mountains, just up to 80 for allentown and reading.
in between the showers, the storms will get breaks of sunshine for doylestown, trenton and mt. holly, low 80s this afternoon. occasional downpours, then it tapers off with a scattered shower and thunderstorm possible. atlantic city, cape may and dover, up to 82 degrees. narberth, rain this morning. then the chance of storms later today. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> all right, bill, thanks. 11 minutes past 5:00. all new this morning, we're hearing from voters in new jersey think about chris christie as a presidential candidate. the two words they're using to describe the governor. and you're not the only one enjoying the jersey shore this summer, this hammerhead is swimming around. no one has seen him so how do we know he's really there? ly roasd just right for a bold start and smooth finish that's never bitter. put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve.
that video is new from overnight from ferguson, missouri where st. louis county police arrested nearly two dozen protesters who refused to clear the streets. authorities say those protesters threw bottles and rocks at officers here at the scene. there were no reported injuries. new this morning, the release of a new poll of new jersey voters that won't do republican candidate chris christie any favors. the latest rutgers-eagleton poll says 54% of voters would not say
christie is presidential. about half of those polled did say christie is smart but more than half see him as arrogant. the poll was taken just before christie qualified for the first gop debate. there's also this from decision 2016. donald trump says he deserves an apology. the republican presidential candidate continues to stand firm against what he believes were unfair questions during last week's gop debate. over the weekend, trump fired off a barrage of complaints about fox news debate moderator megyn kelly. yesterday trump continued to hold his ground. >> she should really be apologizing to me, you want to know the truth. >> he said that he didn't like the debate questions, including the one that brought up his use of insults towards women. yesterday, democratic white house front-runner hillary clinton condemned trump for his comments and said he's not the only problem. >> while what donald trump said about megyn kelly is outrageous, what the rest of the republicans
are saying about all women is also outrageous. >> and she said she's looking forward to debating her democratic rivals, the first democratic debate is in october. 5:16 and 71 degrees outside. today pennsylvania governor tom wolf will be in norristown to stress the importance of balancing the budget. the governor is hosting a roundtable discussion at the montgomery county courthouse. the state has been operating without a budget for six weeks now. wolf says it's time to straighten out the state's finances without gimmick and bipartisan bickering. 5:16. happening today, the eagles will return to training camp today knowing they have another hole to fill in the secondary. jacorey shepherd is out with a torn acl. not good. this setback comes just over a week after boykin was out. the eagles were hoping shepherd
would take boykin's spot. we'll have to wait and see what coach chip kelly will do. we're just five days away from the season opener, our pregame starts at 12:30. we'll also have postgame here for you. 15th street just south of city hall will be closed while crews work to fill large craters in the road. police are warning drivers to avoid the area until the work is done. we don't know when it will be finished, though. the idea of rail service in the lehigh valley is picking up steam. the lqyors of allentown, bethlehem, easton and philli phillipsburg are pushing the idea. the mayors criticized a 2010 study that found rail service in the area would not be profitable. the head of the lehigh valley planning commission told us the rail plan is in its early stages and would take years to establish. following breaking traffic news, avoid, avoid, avoid
schuylkill westbound through center city right now. >> let's check on the backup and what's causing the backup with jessica boyington. >> we have a jackknifed tractor-trailer stuck on the schuylkill expressway right now. blocking all lanes, right around university avenue. we have police activity and tow trucks on the scene trying to get this scene cleaned up and out of the way. all lanes blocked on the westbound side. they've at least moved the truck over a little ways. possibly relief coming soon. all lanes still blocked headed westbound. they are diverting traffic off grays ferry. take 59 to the vine street expressway westbound and scoot on by this scene. the eastbound side is doing okay right now as we take a look at drive times on the schuylkill from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway, still a 13-minute trip, no problems on 95. and the blue route doing just fine headed southbound from the schuylkill to 95, just a 15-minute trip. more updates to come on the schuylkill expressway.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:19 and the temperatures have come down into the 70s along with the rain that's still coming down in philadelphia. cloudy view of center city. the rain is lighter now than what we saw just an hour ago, moving through the city. 72 degrees in philadelphia with winds at 15 miles an hour. we're now getting gusts of 22 miles an hour. the wind driven rain this morning at the shore, the showers have been steady and there have been some heavy downpours in cape may. there's cape may, the heavier downpours are just offshore. a line of showers that's now moving into the trenton area. it's already cleared philadelphia and wilmington. there's still more showers to the west, though they're not as heavy as has already rolled through. you could see the back edge now in central pennsylvania with heating during the day. there's a good chance we'll see thunderstorms pop up late this afternoon and this evening. occasional showers and a chance
of some thunderstorms during the day. in between the wet weather, we'll get some thinning of the clouds to warm us into the 80s today. tomorrow, the clouds are out of here. humidity comes down, so much nicer and comfortable. warm, 86 in the afternoon, typical for this time of year. thursday and friday look really nice with low humidity. the morning temperatures, 60s in the suburbs, 50s in center city. up to 88 degrees friday afternoon. low 90s for saturday, sunday and 91 on monday. all right, bill, a good reminder, this is a good time to download the nbc 10 news app. check live radar in your neighborhood. it's a free download at the app store. another shark is lurking in the waters off the jersey shore. it may not know that its every move is being tracked by researchers. this is elias. we tracked his current location actually this morning. he's just a few miles off the coast of lovellette.
scientists are tracking him for research, obviously. that same group of researchers is also tracki ining mary lee. remember her? she was also tracked in the waters off new york and even inspired a twitter accoun account @marylee, shark which probably has a lot of followers by now. google always seems to be one step ahead of the çgame. now it's creating a new alphabet. cnbc's landon dowdy will join us to explain what that's all about. tense moments on the jersey shore. a boy trapped in the sand after being swallowed by a cave-in. we'll tell you how he's doing this morning and what police are saying about just how dangerous a trip to the beach can be.
new jersey will begin deciding whether to help pay for new tunnels beneath the hudson river. today, governor chris christie and senator corey booker are set to talk about that proposed project with the u.s. transportation secretary. the tunnels linking the two date back more then a century. officials say the aging infrastructure and damage from superstorm sandy are causing major train delays. yesterday, the federal government said it would pick up most of the tap for the $14 billion project. >> we learned for the first time that the federal government is willing to put up 80% of the funding.
>> and then a mixture of state and railroad funding would pay for the rest of the project. even with a deal in place, the new tunnels would not be ready for a dozen years or çso. google is planning to undergo major restructuring and the plans include introducing a new parent company. landon dowdy is here with details. good morning. >> good morning to you. google is learning its abcs, streamlining a corporate structure, with a new parent company called alphabet. web search, online shopping, health care and self-driving cars. the biggest division will still be google compromising the search maps for android. over on wall street, it may be looking at red arrows early on today. stocks rebounded monday as oil
prices rose and comments from a top fed official who suggests a september interest rate hike may not be a done deal. the dow rising 241 points to 17,650. the nasdaq up 58 to 5,101. back over to you, tracy. >> landon dowdy, thanks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> heavier downpours have moved through the area this morning. still a possibility of more showers and thunderstorms. that's a mostly cloudy view but an improving view, looking across the delaware from the adventure aquarium. 71 degrees at 5:26. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> we're still watching the schuylkill expressway where we had an earlier jackknifed tractor-trailer. all lanes blocked on the westbound side. i'll tell you how to get around it, coming up at 5:30. and part of that problem has been towed out of the way, jessica but part of it still
can get around it. jesse gary is live at the scene. also we're watching this this morning. this may have led to that accident in fact. rain coming down. we can see it here in this camera, focused on the comcast camera in center city. rain is falling through the area. we're tracking that live. >> a look at the radar showing that rain moving through. there's a change for the afternoon, then perhaps some afternoon thunderstorms. 5:30. good morning. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley and that rain that's currently falling. you told us this was coming yesterday. we saw storms move in earlier this morning. it's been heavy at times. >> it has. tapering off, an improving view from the comcast center in center city. that line of heavier showers now moving through trenton, though it is not as heavy as it was earlier. scattered heavier