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the humidity will feel sticky but it won't stick around. >> i got it. stick around. >> the nbc 10 first alert forecast is straight ahead. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's talk about that heat and humidity. machi meteorologist bill henley has his first alert forecast. >> you won't need the umbrella this afternoon but in south jersey, still tracking showers in mullica township and cape may seeing a few rain drops. those are hugging the coastline. inland it's already drying out. with clearing skies we have a comfortable afternoon on the way. muggy to start with, clearing skies and warm, showers limited to south jersey, most of the area even in new jersey will stay dry with more and more sunshine, we'll warm up into the upper 80s this afternoon. you'll also feel less and less humid during the day. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. we'll go through it when i'm back in ten minutes. right now we go through the traffic on this tuesday morning. jessica boyington has your first
alert traffic. >> we're working through an active work zone on 295 at the black horse pike in new jersey. you can see some lane restrictions in the area, right here coming off of this off ramp. an active crew in the area. we have no passing lanes in here and only three lanes getting through on the northbound side. southbound side has a work zoneo there in the area as well but drive times aren't affected yet by those. there's not a lot of traffic through the area. traffic is moving still the same if you're headed northbound or southbound. and as we head out to look out the door at the rest of our drive times, 95 southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway, a 14-minute trip. no problems on the schuylkill. center city area, average speed 63 miles per hour. the blue route is doing okay headed southbound, still a 15-minute trip. out in montgomery county in norristown, marshal street and conn street. breaking news. we're watching the financial world again. most of the stock markets in asia were down again today.
tokyo's nikkei closing down 3.9%, a six-month low. investors started selling off shares as soon as the market opened today. china's shanghai closed down 7%. the markets dropped after china devalued its currency, a signaling a slowdown of the chinese economy. and based on the asian market performances, that means here at home wall street could be headed for another slide today. the dow lost 588 points yesterday. that's a 3.6% drop. it's a rocky road for investors caused by what experts call a correction, saying things were overvalued. stocks in shanghai tumbled again this morning after another big decline on wall street yesterday. we told you that. some analysts say it's because of china's slowing economy and
dev de-evaluated currency. the u.s. economy is seeing consistent growth which is why financial experts say why now may not be the time to sell. >> panicking doesn't serve investors long-time well. >> we get a 10% correction often once a year, sometimes even more frequently. >> european and some asian markets rebounded this morning. analysts say that could mean fewer losses in theç u.s. toda 5:03. the search continues for a man who philadelphia police say shot three people as he stood through the sun roof of a moving mini van last night in north philadelphia. nbc 10's matt delucia is live outside temple hospital. matt, it sound like in your early report that police still weren't sure this shooting could have been random, right? >> they're still trying to figure out a motive, chris. all three victims are expected to survive. let's go to video of the scene, last night around 6:00. the 2800 block of boudinot
street. several numbers heard gunshots. they call 911. police show up, find three victims. one was a 22-year-old woman shot in the abdomen, a 25-year-old man was shot in the foot and a 33-year-old man was shot in his leg. the victims were in front of a house at the time. police say nine shots were fired from two different guns and the shooter was standing up, get this, firing the shots with his upper body hanging out of a sun roof. >> i was hearing like gunfire back to back. >> we don't know which of the three, if any of the throw or all three were targeted or if any of them were struck by stray bullets. >> reporter: as of right now, police are still trying to find the people involved in all of this in what witnesses have described as a gold colored van leaving the scene. there were several witnesses out there, along with surveillance cameras.
[ no audio ] >> it's 5:05. in pennsylvania's budget battle today, republican lawmakers plan to vote on overriding governor tom wolf's veto of their budget. wolf blasted the lawmakers in a letter. he said gop leaders cannot negotiate in good faith while staging what he called an unconstitutional and unproductive move. pennsylvania has operated without a budget for nearly two months now, which forced the shutdown of a number of safety netç surfaces. they want to call on lawmakers to approve a spending plan containing more than $400 million in new funding for schools. the bus to harrisburg will board at the united way in center city this morning. the budget battle also includes a fight over school funding in delaware county. parents, teachers and administrators are upset about state cuts for the chester upland school district. katy zachry is live in chester. round two of the fight comes today. explain this.
>> well, yesterday the court hearing began and it resumes today, tracy. also happening today here in chester is a school board meeting, a highly anticipated one where they are expecting hundreds of parents and teachers, even students to show up. there is a lot of passion surrounding this issue as we saw yesterday firsthand when sky force 10 was behavior a large gathering of charter school parents and teachers and media outside the courthouse. inside the chester upland school district was battling the state department of education and it continues today. they are battling over special education funding that directly affects charter school students. governor tom wolf has recommended cutting the amount of money to the chester upland school district per student by more then a half, because the district is already $20 million in the red. >> letting the governor know that this won't happen without people being wide awake, without people being attentive and without people fighting back on behalf of their students, their
families and their community. >> reporter: and more than half of the students in.chester upland school district attend charter schools. that gives you an idea of why this is a passionate issue. we are waiting to hear if this ruling will delay the start of school. we expect to learn more about that later today. reporting live in chester, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. it's 5:07 now. a suspicious death investigation continues today in hockessin, new castle county, delaware. skyforce 10 flaw over the scene at a business on st. claire drive just before 11:00 last night. someone called police after seeing that car sit idle for an unusually long time. when officers arrived with be they found a man dead in the driver's seat. an enter section is closed in philadelphia this morning because of this, a big sinkhole that opened at the corner of tulip and huntington streets in kensington. skyforce 10 over that scene as well. officials say a broken water
pipe caused the sinkhole. we shot new video about three hours ago. you can see how large and how deep it is there. at the time, crews were working to restore water service to the area. we're working to find out just how long it will take to repair the hole and re-open that intersection. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's eight minutes after 5:00. cloudy, muggy this morning and a warm start and i'm tracking some showers. but not everybody will see the rainfall during the day. clearing skies, you'll need sunglasses for most of the region and as the sun appears, the humidity will be dropping. we're on our way for not only really comfortable weather later today but cool mornings for the next several mornings. 69 degrees. it's been warm in allentown, northeast philadelphia 77 degrees. atlantic city with a few rain drops, 76. you can see the rain that's just moved through cape may. beach avenue, a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. you will see clouds linger in south jersey.
so the chance we'll see more scattered showers at the shore. that's a good downpour moving past cape may right now. scattered, manly light showers in the immediate atlantic city area. inland it's dried up and with clouds overhead, might see a sprinkle in a couple spots this morning. as the morning progresses, clearing skies. these clouds will be out of here during the day today. we're on our way to some really comfortable weather for most of the rest of the week. hour by hour, futurecast shows 8:00 this morning. lots of clouds in delaware and south jersey. quiet rainwise at 11:00. during the afternoon, there's a possibility of showers popping up and an isolated thunderstorm is possible at the shore for ocean county but inland we'll see more andç more sunshine. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling for sunny skies, allentown, quakertown and reading into the low 80s this afternoon. humidity drops for trenton, norristown and mt. holly. the clouds over delaware and south jersey could produce an isolated shower or thunderstorm
in south jersey. less likely for dover and rehoboth beach. 88 this afternoon for vineland. with sunshine taking over after clouds this morning, a quick warmup to 88 for drexel hill and swedesboro. wilmington, 85 today. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, we'll stand by for that. ten minutes after 5:00. time to check some of the major roads out there. >> major roads including the schuylkill. jessica boyington is watching that. >> the schuylkill expressway is doing just fine right now. we're looking live around our cameras on the schuylkill, right around the vine street expressway. so everything is still moving along. you can see the westbound drive time right in here from the vine street expressway at this point headed up towards the blue route, about an 11-minute trip. average speed 60 miles per hour. no real problems yet. it's a lirl eattle early for th to pick up. swamp pike and wagner road, there's reports of a road obstruction. use caution traveling through
the area. if you're in delaware on 95, the drive times, no problems, 11 minutes at the most if you're headed northbound or southbound from 295 up towards 495. tracy? >> 11 minutes past 5:00. it was an emotional day in a colorado courtroom. >> i believe the only regret this murderer has is being caught. >> over the next few days, 100 people are expected to testify during the sentencing phase of convicted killer james holmes. plus, drone delivery denied. two men were arrested after they planned to make a drug drop using this drone. you won't believe where they were sending it.
show me your hands. >> civil rights leader plan to deliver a letter to new jersey's u.s. attorney this afternoon. this traffic stop, police shot and killed reed last december. last thursday, a grand jury decided not it indict the officers involved. family members of victims of the colorado movie theater shooting will speak again today as the sentencing phase for james holmes continues. a jury convicted holmes of killing 12 and injuring dozens more. jurors determined that holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. it was an emotional day in court as family members talked about
sadness and grief. >> i cannot describe to you the hours that i have wept or the horror and heartbreak that sees me each time i think of how i will never get to see my dad again. >> the prosecution plans to call about 100 people to testify about how the crimes committed by holmes have impacted their lives. the man who was with rosie o'donnell's daughter when she was found last week will be in court. 17-year-old chelsea o'donnell went missing for a week after disappearing from her mother's new york home. 5:15. as one prison official put it, you can't make this stuff up. a drone poised to drop drugs, porn and tobacco inside a maryland prison was intercepted before it ever took off with its illegal pay loloapayload.ç
investigators say they found the items along with a gun in the suspect's car yesterday. they arrested the men who were under surveillance near the prison. >> this ak crow anymore fim fits this one, ycmtsu, you can't make this stuff up. this is the first case in maryland where a drone is suspected in a contraband delivery plot. >> beats the old file in a cake routine, doesn't it? they are preparing to charge the inmate who was the intended recipient of this delivery. california lawmakers approved bills to rein in the use of drones, especially by paparazzi. it would be an invasion of privacy. the assembly passed a measure that would make operating a drone over private property without consent a crime of
trespassing. another group of firefighters are headed to the front lines. firefighters with the new jersey forest fire service are traveling into a desperate situation in california. the this is video of the first group who headed out west about two weeks ago. they joined the effort to stop fires that have burned more then a million acres. it's an all-out bat until several western states. this morning, wildfires are burning in washington, oregon, idaho, colorado and montana. army and national guard teams are joining the effort as conditions on the ground are quickly deteriorating. crews have to watch for pop-up fires and falling trees that can breach their safety zone. beermaker anheuser-busch is sending more than 2,100 cases of emergency drinking water to communities most in need. firefighters an relief workers are in need of safe, clean drinking water. this morning, sad reaction is pouring in from the racing world following the death of the indy car driver injured sunday at pocono raceway. justin wilson was hit in the head by a piece of debris from
another car during sunday's race. he was rushed to lehigh valley o hospital, cedar crest in allentown in a coma and he died last night. wilson was 37. he leave behind a wife and two daughters. his brothering with also a race car driver tweeted last night that justin never stopped caring for others and had chosen to donate his organs to help people in need. check out this scene here in new york. the driver of the casino bus that slammed into a building in queens yesterday is still in critical condition. police say the driver was trying to avoid hitting a car when he crashed into that building, injuring four passengers and someone inside the building. they're expected to be okay. police cited the driver of the car that the bus swerved to miss. 5:18. if you're getting ready to head out the door, let's check the roads for your morning commute. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington watching route 422 for us now. >> right around trooper road. we're moving along nicely. eastbound is where we'd see the delay for the morning hours. you can see the drive time right
now, still doing great. 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway, an eight-minute trip. westbound doing great as well right off of trooper road. if you're heading out the door on the blue route, all green cars, moving along nicely there as well. 15 minutes at the most from northbound or southbound from the schuylkill expressway up towards 95. you should have no problems out there. still watching to are this accident scene in norristown. expect police activity if you're traveling through the area. as for mass transit, no problems or delays so far for patco, septa or new jersey transit. more updates to come in the next ten minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 19 minutes after 5:00. right now we have clouds but no sign of any wet weather in philadelphia. this is the view from the comcast center in center city, 76 degrees. a warmer start this morning. 8 degrees warmer than yesterday and it's muggier, too. but the humidity will be dropping. we're on our way to a warm but
more comfortable afternoon. you can see clouds in this live view from center city. those clouds will be thinning out and more and more sunshine. leave the umbrella at home and grab the sunglasses. 69 right now in pottstown, 71 in doylestown. it's going to be cooler air moving in from north and west. already down to the low 70s for langhorne, go farther north and west. 71 in doylestown, warrenton 72 and 60s for quakertown and perkasie. once we get rid of the clouds, the clouds are lingering in the area. no showers in philadelphia. but we are spotting a few showers in south jersey, in fact, it's really coming down just to the north of cape may. a quick-moving shower that's moving towards cape may courthouse, to the wildwood area, avalon getting rain drops as well at this hour. clearing skies, turning less humid, 80s this afternoon. a westerly wind will start bringing in the drayer area.
tomorrow morning, no 70s. 60s, the suburbs will start with the 50s. gorgeous weather for wednesday, thursday and from i. comfortable for the workweek. this weekend, it will get warm. the humidity stays low on saturday. 89 the high temperature. just barely into the 90s for sunday and monday. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane was turning heads in court yesterday or was she? we'll tell you why her entrance at the courthouse had many people doing a double take. in the wake of yesterday's stock market plunge, the ceo of starbucks sent a memo to his baristas. we'll tell you what it said, coming up.
the asian stock markets are down again, which is fuelingç fears of another dramatic drop in the stock market today. >> good morning to you. the bottom line is financial advisers say individual investors shouldn't be freaking out over their 401(k)s as the markets are awash in a sea of red impg. phoni stay focused and diversified. don't bail out completely. we're hearing from starbucks ceo is telling baristas to be nicer to customers amid the recent market turmoil.
the dow tumbled nearly 1,500 points in three days. in a memo to the company, he says customers may be experiencing increased levels of anxiety and concern. schultz has tried to rally people around the economy before, encouraging congress to work together to avoid the fiscal cliff in 2012. back to you. >> landon dowdy at cnbc, thanks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> i thought that memo was to me for nicer weather. which i've arranged for. it will be getting nicer as the day goes on. you can see the clouds over center city right now. 74 degrees, coming up on 5:26. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> we're looking live at route 309 where it's relatively empty around the pa turnpike. a good thing going there, northbound or southbound, no problems. coming up at 5:30, we check in with new jersey roads. 5:25. police in philadelphia are investigating a drive-by shooting that injured three
on wall street. >> pennsylvania's attorney general caused a crowded courthouse to do a double take and it had nothing to do with the charges against her. we'll tell you why her appearance had some people a bit confused. clouds and scattered showers moving out of the area, a stretch of warm weather moving in. the big question is how long will it last? it is just about 5:30. good morning. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. >> hopefully this weather will last threw until winter, right? >> that won't happen but we can hope for the next week. >> we'll probably need rain eventually. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with your first alert forecast. another nice start out there. >> i hope the pope cancels winter while he's in town. we're still tracking showers right now, beach avenue, a few cars moving through the puddles this morning. the shower has just ended in cape may. but those showers are on the move. you can see ship bottom, a few rain drops and more scattered showers are possible during the morning and afternoon at the
shore. but inland, it's already drying out. we will see clearing skies today. stand by for a warmer day today but less humid as the day goes on. we'll warm into the middle to upper 80s this afternoon with a little bit of a breeze coming out of the west/northwest help the drying process. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood to see who needs sunglasses and who needs umbrellas. that's in about ten minutes. we go to jessica boyington and traffic. we go to ç295 around the black horse pike. 295 northbound being blocked until about 6:00 a.m. traffic moving along nicely whether you're headed northbound or southbound in here. we do see the lane restrictions on either side with active work crews in the area. if you're headed out the door on the 42 freeway, everything moving along there. all the cars are green