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peak into the upper 80s and low 90s. i'll show you which areas will stay in the 80s, not make it into the 90s when i come back in ten minutes with your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. right now, jessica boyington is standing by with your first alert traffic. jessica? >> we're on the 42 freeway around the runnemede area and the new jersey turnpike exit. right in here northbound, if you're headed towards philadelphia or 295, you'll move along just fine. a five-minute drive time northbound from 55 up towards that point at the walt whitman bridge. currently no problems on the walt as well and the pa turnpike is moving along great. so even through the work zone, most of those are clearing out of the way as it's 5:00 in the morning now. westbound, eastbound, no problems. nice and smooth, 23 minutes from route 1 up toward valley forge. if you're heading out the door on patco and new jersey transit, so far you'll not have a problem. septa, ten-minute delay for thorndale train 1052.
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tracy? the philadelphia police department is mourning one of their own this morning. katy zachry is live outside the 12th district where the officer worked. >> reporter: we know officer lamar poole worked for the philadelphia police department for nearly two decades. this morning his colleagues here at the 12 district in southwest philadelphia say he loved riding his motorcycle. that's what he was doing yesterday afternoon. he was off duty at the time of the crash. he was on devereaux street turning on to the roosevelt boulevard. accident investigators say this silver toyota turned into front of his çmotorcycle, he was thrn from the bike. fellow officers say he was not wearing a helmet. he did die from severe head trauma. back in the 12th district, community members are having a strong reaction saying these officers locally hold young events for children in the area. >> these people do their job, a
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great job. and then i think we lost a great person. i believe that we lost a great person. >> reporter: and police say the driver of the car that hit the off-duty officer stopped for a brief moment but then a short distance away was actually stopped by witnesses who saw the crime. he has not been charged yet but i'm told dui is a likely charge. coming up at 5:30, we'll take a look at the stretch of road in philadelphia that sees more hit and runs than any other street in the city. that's coming up at 5:30. reporting live in southwest philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. now, the death of officer poole comes as the police department is still grieving the loss of another officer who was killed in an sergeant rafael ali addaied nine days ago when his pickup crashed into a tree in roxborough. investigators say he was speeding on henry avenue when he missed the curve. police are looking at whether he may have fallen asleep at the
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wheel. he was a ten-year veteran of the force. meantime, a police officer in delaware county is recovering at home. >> close call here. that officer was shot in the line of duty over the weekend. ridley park officer marc hanly was released yesterday. he was shot as he and his partner were handling a suicide call. they were talking to darrel burt, talking him into surrendering when he opened fire. his bulletproof vest, as you see there, stopped one bullet. he was also shot in the leg. >> if i didn't have my vest on, we wouldn't be here for this party. i'm alive. i'm very thankful for that. >> burt is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges. friends remember a photo journalist murdered on air. adam ward's family will receive friends at a high school in southwestern virginia, not far from where a gunman killed him and reporter alison parker during a live report on
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wednesday morning. ward's family is encouraging people to wear the colors of salem high school and virginia tech. ♪ yesterday, family and friends gathered to remember parker and ward. the general manager of the tv station where they worked spoke about making mental health treatment a priority. >> anger eats at you and the result we saw on wednesday can be catastrophic. if we get strategic, we have a goal and a possibility of positive action and that's what i'd like you to think about in memory of alison and adam. >> there are scholarship funds set up in both of their names. 5:04. new from overnight, a man is facing charges in connection with a shooting in west philadelphia. we have video of his arrest. look at that. police arrested him around 11:30 last night, moments after someone shot a man about a block away at 57 and hazel avenue. the victim is in critical condition. police have not given us the
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suspect's name or a possible motive. also new from overnight, philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that damaged a car. investigators tell us they found 20 shell casings on rising sun avenue in north philadelphia. at least one bullet hit the car's wind shield there. it's not clear if anyone was hurt. we brought this to you as breaking news about half an hour ago. firefighters in the kensington section of philadelphia have this house fire under control. it started just before 4:00 on arbor street. as you see here, they got it knocked down pretty quickly. no one was injured. police are still questioning a woman after a 5-year-old girl went missing for almost 24 hours in north philadelphia over the weekend. here's what happened. the girl's babysitter reported the girl missing around 2:00 a.m. sunday in philadelphia's somerset neighborh]od. she said she left the girl in the care of another woman when she went to pick up school supplies an when she came back, both were gone. yesterday afternoon, the woman and the child were spotted
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walking down the street. the child's mother couldn't be found during the entire ordeal. so far, no one has been charged. happening today, 26 days from the holy father's arrival. philadelphia takes another step to help businesses prepare for the pope. teams led by mayor michael nutter will deliver hundreds of marketing kits to businesses across the city. the kits contain things like signs with #opennphl to send the message that businesses will be open during the papal visit. this is to emphasize the excitement, not the restrictions around the pope's visit. a new exhibit opens at the academy of natural sciences in center city. it will display plan and animal specimens collected by 18th and 19th century clergy who are also amateur scientists. you can see the exhibit in the academy's library starting this afternoon at 1:00. the contract between the philadelphia archdiocese and teachers' union runs out today.
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early bird negotiations that started in april broke off last week. the union said it rejected the church's latest offer because of salary issues. both sides agreed to start full negotiations. classes are scheduled to begin one week from tomorrow. it's back-to-school day today for the charter school in philadelphia. more than 1,300 kids will begin classes at the campus to somerton. they have a new studio space this year. in chester county, students in the coatesville area school district will start cracking the books again today. caln elementary school got a new face lift and principal. they will start with new laptop computers, other technology upgrades and a new math curriculum. happening today, a school district in montgomery county will breakç ground for a new center of learning. the ceremony at the new hallowell elementary school in
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horsham is scheduled to are this evening. the state-of-the-art school will be built right next to where the current school stands on maple avenue. here's a look at hallowell elementary school. the new building will handle more than twice the number it can handle right now, which is 300. new basketball courts are part of the revitalized ralph brooks park at 20th and tasker. we first told you about the project two years ago. there will be gardens, murals an a new playground. the nearly $500,000 project was modeled after ruckers park. michael nutter and eagles star are expected today at the ribbon cutting. now nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a steamy start this morning with clouds that will stay with us for most of the morning. we'll get sunshine later today. we're on track for another hot and humid day, back in the 90s this afternoon. in fact, that's where we'll
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spend most of the week, 90s for most of the workweek. in fact, the temperatures over the next couple days will really be ramping up. at this hour, the temperatures are falling but they're not going to go much lower than they are right now, thanks to the clouds. 77 degrees in philadelphia. cape may, cloudy skies and 73. reading is at 72. look at the cloud cover. you can see it from this year at the nbc 10 studios. a mostly cloudy start, a few showers, too. isolated showers in delaware and south jersey. the cloud cover is complete across delaware and south jersey. see some breaks in the clouds farther north and west. as far as rainfall is concerned, just a little bit of light shower activity in gloucester, camden and into burlington counties. tabernacle getting a few rain drops at this time. it's not going to be an all-day rainfall or all-day clouds either. by noontime, mostly cloudy. we'll get some breaks of sunshine. look later today, the clouds are out of here. that's whenç we'll see the
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temperatures peak in the upper 80s and low 90s. upper 80s for allentown, reading and quakertown. clouds to start with and sunshine later on, 87 in doylestown, 90 for trenton and mound holly. at the shore, mostly cloudy day, late-day sunshine. temperatures in the middle 80s for atlantic city. look at vineland up to 90 degrees. dover, 86 this afternoon. with clouds this morning, the temperatures will be climbing in spite of those clouds. then this afternoon will break out into sunshine, 89 in wilmington, up to 90 in philadelphia and williamstown. seven-day forecast to show you when the heat will break when i come back in ten minutes. all right, bill, ten minutes after 5:00. hopefully things are quiet on the roads so far this monday morning. >> let's check and make sure. jessica boyington is watching 422. >> through the work zone, right around trooper road, eight minutes for this drive time eastbound from 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway. no real problems there yet. as you can see, this is the
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eastbound side right in here. we have a little bit of a lane restriction going on in either direction because of the construction. something to watch out for there. 95 right through delaware, everything moving. you can see the drive times, 12 minutes, 11 minutes and 12 at the most north or southbound from 295 up towards 495. mass transit doing ago, patco and new jersey transit running without delays. septa, thorndale train 1502 is running ten minutes late this morning. and how a community is honoring a sheriff's deputy gunned down at a gas station. and find out what caused this mist to pour out of manholes in one major city. this fall at dunkin donuts, get lost in pumpkin. pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored beverages and baked treats, like the new pumpkin cheesecake square, while they're still here. america runs on dunkin'.
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express. my husband was an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility. he was always loyal, fiercely so. >> the suspect, shannon miles is charged with capital murder. investigators say deputy goforth had no previous contact with miles and the shooting appears to be unprovoked. a father faces charges after his gun went off by accident, shooting his 2-year-old daughter. the toddler had a leg wound at a home in oceanview, sussex county earlier yesterday, investigators say joseph jenkins' gun went off while he was showing it to his wife. he was arrested on charges after salt and child endarkerment. an iconic painter with deep local roots passed away friday night. nelson shanks made headlines after including a federal referen -- subtle reference to monica lewinsky in his portrait of
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clinton. and this morning, hollywood is remembering legendary filmmaker wes craven craven died surrounded by family after a long battle with brain cancer. he was best known for horror 4-váu)eet" and "scream." elm he was a nature lover and avid bird conservationist. he was 76. this is what it looked like around noon. two cars collided at lehigh avenue and 9th street. medics took one person from one of those cars to the hospital in critical condition. police are still investigating the crash. another wild scene here in indianapolis, look at this, an underground water main broke and created this see on a city street. steam coming out of a manhole there. it happened because the busted pipe runs above a steam line and the cold water was rushing on to the hot line. no one was hurt. it's 5:16.
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time to check your early morning ride to work on this monday. mondays are always a little hard. >> it's hard to get into the driveway. >> no problem. >> maybe you had a nice long weekend at the shore, hopefully, and you're headed back to work and you're going to be fine with that. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching all of her cameras. it looks like you have one on the schuylkill right now, jessica. >> i can't help your trip to the driveway but i can't help you once you get out the door for real. this is south street, from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway, that's about a 12-minute trip. cheltenham, we do have reports of a road obstruction on ashborn road. mass transit, patco and new jersey transit is just fine. septa, thorndale 1502 train running ten minutes late. area bridges clear as well.
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no problems on the walt, the tac pal, the ben or the betsy. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 18 minutes after 5:00. it was a hot one yesterday, 91. we'll shall back in the same territory this afternoon. this morning, clouds overhead. not seeing rainfall in philadelphia. there are showers in south jersey. 67 degrees in0tçhe pocono mountains. that's a cool spot this morning. look at philadelphia, 77 and 75 degrees in atlantic city. it's dry at the shore but in between the city and the shore, that's where we're getting scattered clouds and showers. and everybody is going to see the clouds through the morning hours. the showers won't last and then this afternoon, we'll start to see sunshine as the clouds will take a break. that's going to really heat things up later today. a cloudy start, breaks of sunshine this afternoon an a hot one today into the low 90s later on. but the weather gets hotter over the next few days, up to 94 tomorrow after a morning low of 71 degrees.
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bright, sunny skies tuesday and wednesday, that means a hotter day. that goes for thursday, too. both up to 95 after morning lows in the low 70s, hot, humid conditions. and that humidity sticks around into friday. but showers later in the day may limit us to 89 degrees and upper 80s for saturday and sunday with less humid conditions and cooler mornings in the 60s. well, you don't need an eagles home game to have a packed crowd at the linc. a soldout crowd watched comedian kevin hart's philly homecoming. he's the first comedian to ever sell out lincoln financial field. he described his what now tour as a comedic rock show. the philly native says he's giving audiences his best material in a highly visual way. he told nbc 10 he loves his hometown. >> i'm a city kid, you know, i believe philadelphia. i was born and raised here. i am who i am because of this city which means i would never turn my back on my city. >> and saturday, hart brought more than 4,000 people to center city for a free 5k.
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he's teamed up with nike to make his spontaneous runs a nationwide phenomenon. it's another start to another week here on wall street. the experts at cnbc will walk us through what's expected to come after last week's roller coaster ride. plus, president obama is going where no sitting president has gone before. ahead in our next half hour, we'll tell you about the president's trip to alaska and the important issue that he hopes to draw attention to during his visit to the arctic there. and you can'tç call it mt. mckinley anymore. we'll tell you about the name change for north america's tallest peak.
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5:23 now. safety at the ballpark. major league baseball is taking a closer look at that issue after a fan fell to his death at turner field over the weekend. the ballpark in atlanta held a moment of silence for greg murray. he fell 50 feet from the upper deck while yelling at a yankee player. that's the third death since 2008. some experts say safely rules adopted nearly a century ago may be outdated. >> public entertainment in 1927 was a lot different than it is in 2015. americans were shorter and smaller. the types of entertainment that the building exits code was designed to address included going to the opera, attending
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vaudeville. >> but it's not clear now if outdated codes had anything to do with murray's death in atlanta. police are still investigating. 5:24 now. u.s. treasurer rosie rios will be in update new york talking about plans to put a woman on the ten dollar bill. rios will hear from the public in a town hall meeting in seneca falls. in june, treasury secretary jacob lu announced that the ten dollar bill will be redesigned sometime this fall. blue bell ice cream returns to shelves after a listeria recall had the company pull a math ottç of its product from stores. in april, blue bell was linked to ten listeria illnesses in four states, including three deaths in kansas. everyone will be keeping a cles eye on the markets this morning after a volatile week last week. overseas markets are already down.
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futures are tanking. landon dowdy is here with this morning's cnbc business news. big breath. >> tracy, that's right. you said it all. everybody breathe right now. after a wild week last week, wall street could start off this week again on a down note. traders reacting to a drop in china's markets with stocks in shanghai sliding 3%. european marks and u.s. futures are lower this morning. investors will be looking ahead to friday and the monthly jobs report which could offer evidence on whether the fed will start hiking interest rates next month, a move that officials say still is on tail. the dow fell 12 points on friday. the nasdaq fell as well. both on pace for their worst month in three years. >> landon dowdy, thank you. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds are overhead with a few scattered showers. you won't find them in cape may. that's a live dry view from
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beach avenue and the marquis de lafayette hotel. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> we're looking at the blue route around mac dade boulevard. whether you're headed northbound or southbound, you can see from our cameras that you'll do just find. coming up at 5:30, we check in with more majors around the philadelphia area. an off-duty philadelphia police officer is dead this morning. his brothers in blue here at the 12th district are in mourning. coming up, i'll tell you what we learned about the deadly hit and run crash. how investigators say one witness kept the other driver from getting away. i'm jesse gary live outside 30th street station. energy and excitement related to the pope's visit next month. that story right after the break. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. our old friend humidity is back in the area, teasing tracy's hair. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. it's already nice and warm out there. >> definitely warmer than yesterday. we're up by 7 degrees in philadelphia. lots of clouds, too. i'm tracking some very light showers in delaware and south jersey. a few sprimpgs into delaware county and pennsylvania. the steadiest rainfall just light showers in burlington county, nothing heavy there. the showers will end this morning and later today, we'll get that sunshine to warm us back into the 90s this afternoon. 76 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00, 82. we might see thinning of the clouds during the morning and early afternoon hours. look at that, 88 degrees at 1:00. just 2 degrees away from the 90s. we'll likely be back in the 90s later today. some spots that is. we go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood to show you which areas will hit the 90s today. if you're heading out the


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