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number 26 traded. this morning, philadelphia fan favorite chase utley is headed to his hometown of los angeles. we are live with reaction from philly fans. new this morning. a runner found dead at a local park. investigators believe the heat and humid contributed to his death. another steamy start if you take a live look outside. 76 degrees. late today the heat and humidity may give way to showers and storms. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. we could use rain out there too. it's dry the past feud. bill henley is standing by with his first alert forecast. >> it is steamy again. temperatures are warm. 77 in philadelphia right now. we are watching for some showers. the first showers of the morning just started in chester county, a few sprinkles there.
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a better chance we will see showers later this morning and into this afternoon. mostly cloudy skies to start with. 76 degrees. it's warming up by 9:00 near 80 and middle 80s with scattered showers in the area at none time today. it is not going to be as hot as it has been but it's going to be cloudier and stormier through the day and go through the forecast neighborhood-by-neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> schuylkill expressway smooth sailing so far this morning. cameras live on top of montgomery drive. everything is moving along. 12-minute drive time. if you're heeding eastbound from the blue route toward the vine street expressway safe to say the same drive time headed westbound into the king of prussia area. you can see the cars are green and moving 15, 16 minutes at the most. southbound from the schuylkill expressway, up towards 95.
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mass transit in the clear this morning. so far, no delays there. the area bridges, currently okay. . is one of philadelphia's most beloved athletes. arguably the greatest second baseman in phillies history. this morning, he is headed to another team. chase utley is now a los angeles dodger. katy zachry has reaction to this trade that a lot of people expected, but it's still a big surprise this morning. >> reporter: it's a big surprise. the fans i talked to so far this morning, chris, are not happy. so soon after the game last night here at citizens bank park we heard from chase utley himself. it was clear this was a tough decision for him. with the tip of his cap last nice, utley said good-bye to the fans. the long time second baseman is leaving philadelphia for the los angeles dodgers. the trade gets the phillies outfielder daryl sweeney and right-hander jon ritchie.
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utley was on the disabled list most of the summer with an ankle injury. he did return to the field earlier this month. >> it was a very, very difficult decision for me and my family to -- to go. it's not so much changing uniforms, but it's really about leaving the city that has given so much to me over the course of the 12 or 13 years that i've been here. >> reporter: the fans truly heart broken. i've been talking to some of them this morning and they say if chase had to go, they would choose l.a. for the team to pick him up and we will talk more about that coming up at 5:30. reporting live in south philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc10 news. 4:33 now. overnight a mystery in montgomery county. a jogger died in ft. washington state park in white marsh township. investigators are trying to figure out exactly how that happened. here is what we know. a group of friends went out for a run last night. the man got separated from the group.
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police believe he got disoriented from the heat and fell down a ravine. his body was found hours later. the coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. 4:34. later today we could officially learn if philadelphia schools will have a three-day break for the pope's visit. schools are already closed on wednesday 23rd and on friday 25th which is the day before the pope arrives. they will meet tonight and vote whether to close on the 24th. today we get a look at the red cross centers set up for the pope's visit. the red cross will give a tour of the centers which will provide shelter for the emergency personnel and firefighters. the organization is looking for a thousand volunteers for that weekend. you can see that walk for yourself on nbc10 news at 4:00. speaking of walking. thousands of people are expected to walk from new jersey into philadelphia for a chance to see the pope. nbc10's matt delucia is live at
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the base of the ben franklin bridge in camdenton. tell us what you're planning this morning, matt. >> reporter: i spoke with camden county public safety officials earlier this week to get some more details about the planning that is going into all of this. their estimation is that 80,000 to 100,000 people will be walking over the ben franklin bridge to get into philadelphia for that papal visit next month. this bridge will be shut down during the papal visit and only pedestrian traffic will be allowed on it. this bridge is 1.8 miles long one end to the other and then you have to walk through the city, through the crowds and to your spot to see the pontiff and that can add up to about four miles by our calculation and that is not all. >> we have upwards, i think they are talking about 10,000 people an hour going over that bridge. it's a lot of people and, remember, they go over, they are going to come back. so there is two sets of tiers we have to be concerned with.
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>> reporter: as i mentioned earlier, my photographer matt and i will be walking a portion of this. part of the reason for that is as you go over that bridge, 1.8 miles, we are actually going to be saving a little bit of that time because the pedestrian walkway doesn't open until 6:00 a.m., so by a little bit of grace, we dodged a bullet there and we are going to start over at the base of the bridge on the philadelphia side and then we are going to walk up toward a e aikens oval where the papal mass is taking place. there will be thousands of people joining out that route over that bridge and then you have to make that trip back into camden once it's all done and camden is shut down to vehicular traffic so a lot of walking and a lot of mass transit. i spoke with some of those public safety officials about the training that is going into all of this and more on that coming up at 5:00 when hopefully we will see you on the other side of the bridge on the philly side. my photographer there will be with me the entire way! live in camden, i'm matt
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delucia, nbc10 news. >> the photographer matt is just happy the walkway is closed and he won't be carrying that camera across the bridge. >> for the extra mile. right. delaware is preparing for the pope's visit to philadelphia. >> we talk about getting from new jersey to philadelphia but it's also going to be tough to get from delaware to philadelphia. that will have some challenges as well. the train station in wilmington only has about 600 parking spaces and septa has sold 10,000 passes from that station and amtrak will likely be carrying thousands more people. wilmington hopes to have 4,400 parking spaces available but the city is warning you might have quite a hike to get tour train so, once again, expect to walk. you can download the nbc10 news app to find all of the details on transportation and security changes that you can expect in philadelphia during the papal visit. you can find the pope's itinerary so you can plan your trip. a lot of preparations for the pope have been focused on security and not just in
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philadelphia. >> we will show you how emergency officials in montgomery county are getting ready and the one thing they say you can do to help everyone stay safe. plus, plans for a new kind of body camera. it's made right here in this area and we will show you what it does that could help police and first responders react faster than ever. leah still captured our hearts during her battle against cancer and now she is recognized as a true champion. we will show you how. got your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast just ahead.
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20 minutes before 5:00. here we go again. another steamy start this morning. temperatures are back in the 70s and we have low clouds that are starting to move into the area. we have got a cloudy start so that means the temperatures really not going to cool down much more. 77 degrees right now with a
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southeasterly wind and bringing the humidity in. the humidity 82% right now. we are watching some showers tracking some showers into just barely into pennsylvania. eastern york county and a few sprinklers into lancaster county. the storms are on the way and chance of heavy downpours, especially this afternoon for the pocono mountains allentown and quaker town with mostly cloudy skies. might see the first showers develop during the late morning hours for dover and rehoboth and moving into south jersey. that will keep temperatures lower during the day today. philadelphia, 87 this afternoon. 88 for swedesboro. a chance for heavy rain in our area. four-day forecast with timing when i'm back in ten. 20 minutes until 5:00 now.
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a check of the roads now to see if any problems out there could slow you down on your drive. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the boulevard for us this morning. >> on the boulevard right now and doing okay. relatively empty. definitely good news. but it is still before 5:00 a.m. roberts avenue right now if you're heading northbound or southbound headed toward the schuylkill expressway no problems. mass transit doing okay as well and no problems on the area bridges. coming up next ten minutes, more drive times for you. a delaware county judge attacked a man's heritage in the courtroom. >> we will tell you what he says he is doing now to set things straight. and atlantic city is preparing for a second concert on the beach this week. we will tell you about the plans for a permanent stage on the sand. and the one thing that could stand in the way.
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just about a quarter to 5:00 on this thursday morning. here is a live look at the ben
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franklin bridge. which is closed to cars when the pope visits. nbc10's matt delucia was on the camden side and now getting across the bridge, he is driving across the bridge. then he is going to walk the rest of the way to the art museum to show you what you can expect if you plan on walking that span and that distance. montgomery county will be stepping up security for the pope's visit in philadelphia. they will deploy portable security cameras in lower merion where the pope is staying and extra police on duty. county officials want people to pay attention to anything out of the ordinary and report it to police and they are urging residents to sign up for the ready text alerts and follow social media updates and warnings. the push for police to wear body cameras is big across the country as you know. >> now a company in bucks county is making a new type of body camera that does more than just record video and audio of what is happening but the cameras will be the first to send back live streaming video and
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dispatchers can check on officers and see what is going on out in the field but what if an officer decides to turn off the camera? >> we turn it off to a certain extent but if it's a volatile situation it's controlled remotely by the police chief or somebody who has been put in charge for that particular body camera. >> how about that is in the camera uploads its data automatically to servers. it's almost ready for police to use in this area. the company that makes the cameras say they can also be used by paramedics to give hospitals a chance to see the patient before the patient actually arrives at the e.r. happening today, labor secretary tomas perez will visit a youth build training program in camden. it's a program that provides classes and skill training to 16 to 24-year-olds who are at risk. a new ranking list five local high schools among the best in the country. the list honors one school in delaware and 17 in pennsylvania and four high schools in new jersey for high achievement and
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college readiness. in our carry charter school of wilmington ranked high school of the america's top high schools. only on nbc10, a delaware county judge is apologizing for his anti-greek rant during a child support hearing last month. judge michael coll told nbc10 news he has ordered a new hearing for the greek native who endured that tirade. it happened in the wake of greece's well publicized debt crisis. during the child support hearing, the judge lashed out to all greeks saying they refused to pay taxes and sending their country into bankruptcy. >> if he said that about us, you know he would have said it about anybody, blacks, hispanics. >> the judge apologized and said
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his language does not accurately reflect him. companies officials say a larger plan to open 24 new aldi stores by the end of the year. this map shows which of the four new locations is closest to where you live. three stores in south jersey. also in philadelphia along west girard avenue. food line is hosting a job fair today for several of its stores in delaware. there are 75 full and part-time positions available in claymont, laurelton and interests applications go to double tree in wilmington today. job fair starts at 9:00. 12 minutes before 5:00. the clouds have already started moving into the area. don't have any showers just yet.
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but later this morning, and this afternoon, and tonight, a good chance you'll need your umbrella. right now you have to dress lightly. a warm muggy start. 77 degrees. that's a degree warmer than yesterday and a little bit more humid. 88% humidity. no showers just yet but we are starting to get some low clouds in the area. showers to our west and they will be moving in. the temperatures, in spite of the clouds, will be moving up today. we are starting off in the 70s and warm into the 80s this afternoon. chester springs and washington township, 74 degrees. 73 in quaker town and across delaware in the middle 70s, upper 70s right now. pretty much the same as what we saw in the morning at this time in atlantic city at the airport, 77 degrees. a steamy start. low clouds in the area right now but these are the rain producers and those clouds to the south are the first showers. the showers you see moving into the ohio valley set for tonight
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and potential for heavy downpours as they move into the area tonight. we could see more than an inch of rain. during the day, mostly cloudy skies. showers develop during the morning and stay in the afternoon. scattered showers to begin with and high temperatures in the 80s today. by the weekend, we will be in the 80s. sunshine on saturday. 85. and we will see sunny to partly sunny skies sunday with a slight chance of a shower. 10 minutes until 5:00. hope your morning drive is a nice one out there. >> jessica boyington is watching all of the roads. what are you seeing at 4:22? >> we are doing okay on 422. trooper road. where we see volume in the morning hours is on the eastbound side. eastbound is right back here so where you would see taillights headed toward the schuylkill expressway and eight minute drive time from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. 202 doing okay here. cars are green and moving and 11 minute drive time from 30 to the schuylkill expressway. coming up in the next ten
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minutes we will check in with some new jersey roads for you. opening ceremonies for the little league world series are happening today in williamsport. thousands on the streets yesterday to welcome the 16 teams who will compete for the title. the championship game is scheduled for august 30th. can you believe it's now been a year since this time last year we all had taney fever. mo'ne davis was the first female pitcher to win a little league world series game. another sensation is leah still, 5, who is braving cancer. >> her picture is on the breakfast of champions. cincinnati defensive tackle, the dad devon still posted this picture with leah posing on the
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wheaties cereal box. the words out of leah's mouth, so awesome. she was diagnosed with cancer in june of last year and received treatment at children's hospital of philadelphia. her most recent scan last month came back negative. walking the path to the pope. matt delucia is about to start his walk to the ben franklin parkway and he is peri scoping it right now. how is it going, matt? >> reporter: it's going pretty well so far, chris, especially because we drove part of that way here going over the ben franklin bridge and on the philly side now. we will start a two-mile walk coming up. ahead at 4:00, sinkholes in the street. we take you underground to show you the problem that has residents on edge.
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tampa, florida and near where a man was swallowed in his home and killed him. it's surrounded by a fence and fenced off at the time because of the sinkhole that formed there in 2014. at one point, three homes on that lot. here is a look back at that video. crews had to demolish those homes in 2013 after a man was swallowed by the sinkhole that opened while he was sleeping! his body was never found. experts say florida's porous ground makes it highly susceptible to sinkholes. here in philadelphia, people are waiting for the city to fix some sinkholes. >> they say it's been around for months. this is about four feet deep and taken at ella and tiago. they have called the street department but, so far, no one has fixed these holes which have only grown since june.
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>> kids over there. they are going to go all the way down, right? they going to die. >> we reached out to the streets department. they tell us they are waiting on the water department to resolve an issue with the pipe before they are able to fix the pavement. the water department was not available for comment. a south korean swimmer is sick now after swimming in the rio de janeiro waters. he doesn't know how he got sick but his coach iskjj the water to blame. he is one of four to fall ill during this year's test event between sailors and wind surfers. the philadelphia housing authority will hold a hear. a neighborhood transformation plan will bring new apartments at the corner of bolton and
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north 24th. essentially there will be more than ,1,200 units. today, country music group rascal flatts takes the stage in atlantic city. the second concert on the beach this summer. the first one featuring maroon 5 went so well. they are considering building a permanent stage for concerts but a bill before the governor could stop that. we will keep you posted. a lot of new faces taking the field for the eagles this season. >> you can stuff your faces with a lot of new food on the lincoln financial field menus. i love this. new items unveiled yesterday by aramark. here is a look at some of the new items. hungry yet? >> very. >> the chefs want fans to enjoy the full football experience. >> most important thing is
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winning on sundays. the team comes and the fan represents 110% and we strive to give them the best atmosphere environment that they can enjoy on sunday when they come to root on their team. >> aramark is teaming up with new food partners this year. among them is zac's hamburgers and pasano's pizza. here is a look at lincoln financial field where the food is awaiting you. the eagles will be back here saturday night when they host the baltimore ravens. nbc10 is your home for preseason game number two. kickoff begins with a pregame show at 6:30 and stay with us for the full postgame wrap-up. nbc10, your official philadelphia eagles station. >> very excited about that. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00
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a philadelphia favorite traded. chase utley walked off the field last night for the last time as a philly. with the tip of a hat he says farewell to the phillies fans for the final time. police recover the body of a runner who went running yesterday afternoon. investigators think heat and humidity may have contributed to his death. the heat and humidity is still out there today. a live look outside this morning. a steamy start with storms on the way for later today. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out more about the storms today with meteorologist bill henley. >> tracking a few showers and thunderstorms. not in the immediate area but showing up on the radar to the west and to the south. they are in southern delaware. those showers will be on the move and moving into the area during the day today. nothing heavy about the showers. just light showers moving into lancaster county to new york county at this time. moving out the door it's a warm muggy morning. 76 degrees.
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low clouds are moving back in just like the last couple of days. just like the last couple of days a southeasterly wind. 82 by noon. by lunch time see scattered showers and thunderstorms and continue into the early afternoon showers. neighbor-by-neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. but first a check of traffic with jessica boyington. >> out on 95 right now. around cottman avenue. 62 miles per hour is your average speed. southbound from wood haven road toward the vine street expressway so doing okay there. 42 freeway in new jersey you can see the cars moving along clean up towards the walt whitman bridge five minute trip there and northbound from 55 and no problems heading southbound as well. took a look at t


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