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drops in woodland and pemberton. in delaware, a few sprinkles along i-95, northern new castle county. light rainfall around east nottingham and southern chester county. the showers out of the picture for the rest of the day. and clouds will be breaking. we'll get sunshine later on. right now even with clouds, it is warm. 77 in northeast philadelphia. look at wilmington. it's 74 degrees. 74 in atlantic city. and allentown, should be in the low 60s. this time of year. it's at 69 degrees. sunshine will wait until later this afternoon after a cloudy start. it is going to be a hot one, back into the low 90s for parts of the area this afternoon. we'll go through those areas neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now it is just after 6:00. let's get a check of your first alert traffic with jessica boyington. jessica? >> bill, we're out in new jersey. if you're heading out the door on the 42 freeway, this is what we're covering for you. at the atlantic city expressway,
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right in here, the northbound side. that's what's headed towards the philadelphia area. if you'reç heading towards 295 you have to make it to north jersey, pro problems at this time. if you are heading down the shore, headed southbound towards the atlantic city expressway, this is where it splits off towards the black horse pike towards the ac expressway. no problems there. heading out the door on the schuylkill, a great trip right through the conshohocken curve. as you can see, eastbound, westbound, 13 minutes at the most to get into the center city area from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway. as for mass transit, we want to check before you head out the door this morning. as we're starting to see delays. warminster, art and newark all having about ten-minute delays. another sad day for the thin blue line in philadelphia. an off-duty officer died yesterday after a driver ran over his motorcycle and kept going. the key person in catching that
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suspected braver was another driver who witnessed the crash. nbc 10's katy zachry is live outside 12th police district headquarters with how a tow truck driver came to the rescue. katy? >> reporter: that tow truck driver was very instrumental, chris, officer lamar poole worked for the philadelphia police department for nearly two decades. throughout the morning i've been talking to his colleagues here at the 12th district. they say he loved to ride motorcycles. and that's exactly what he was doing yesterday. the 42-year-old veteran officer was off duty at the time of the deadly crash. he was on devereaux street near the roosevelt boulevard when accident investigators say a silver toyota turned into front his motorcycle. officer poole was thrown from the bike. his captain says he was not wearing a helmet. back here in the 12th district, some community\members say they're having a strong reaction to this loss because many of these officers here often do outreach with young children. >> these people do their job, a great job. and i think we lost a great person.
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i believe that we lost a great person. >> reporter: now, police say the car that hit officer lamar poole took off but fortunately, a witness to that crash was able to stop the driver a few blocks away.ç that witness was a tow truck driver. police say he was instrumental in helping them catch their guy. police also say as soon as they took the drive near custody, they checked his blood alcohol level because he was showing signs of dui. i checked with accident investigators this morning. they say so far he's not been charged. reporting live in southwest philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. 6:03. the death of officer poole comes as the police department is still grieving the loss of another officer who was killed during an off-duty crash. sergeant rafael ali died nine days ago when his pickup truck crashed into a tree in roxborough. investigators say he was speeding on henry avenue when he missed the curve. police are looking at whether sergeant ali fell asleep at the wheel. he was a ten-year veteran of the
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force. new from overnight, a man is facing charges in connection with a shooting in west philadelphia. we caught video of the man's arrest right there. they arrested him around 11:30 last night on rodman street moments after someone shot a man a block away at 52nd and hazel avenue. that victim is in critical condition. police have not given us the suspect's name or a possible motive. a 5-year-old girl went missing for almost 24 hours over the weekend. leading to questions for her mother's two other women. the girl's babysitter reported the girl missing around 2:00 a.m. sunday in philadelphia's somerset neighborhood. she said she left the girl in the care of another woman while she went to pick up school supplies saturday. when she came back, both were gone. yesterday afternoon, the woman and child were spotted walking down the street. no one could find the child's mother during the entire ordeal. so far, no one has been charged. happening today, the wake for the photographer killed on live tv last week. adam ward's family is encouraging people to wear the
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colors of his alma maters, salem high school and virginia tech. ♪ on sunday afternoon, family and friends gathered to remember ward and reporter alison parker. the general manager of the tv station where they worked talked about making mental health treatment a priority. >> angry eats at you and the result we saw on wednesday can be catastrophic. 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. a lot of people have been posting memorial pictures on social media. the city of roanoke tweeted the image of tv color bars and in time code marked off the day, month and year of the shooting. over the weekend, staffers garthed to remember their friends at a favorite virginia pizza restaurant. they enjoyed ward's favorite meal, pepperoni pizza and
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ginger ale without ice. 6:05 now. happening today, it's back to school day for students at a charter school in philadelphia. more than 1300 kid will begin classes at the campus in somerton. in chester county today, a similar story. students in the coatesville area school district will start cracking the books again. caln got a face lift and a new principal. they start with new laptops, other technology upgrades and a new math crick luck. the contract between the philadelphia archdiocese and its teachers' union will expire today. 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 now. classes are scheduled to begin one week from tomorrow. happening today, city and
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community will dedicate a new park. new basketball courts are just part of the revitalization. there will be gardens and murals and a new playground. the nearly $500,000 project was modeled after new york's rutger park, home to a summer basketball league. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> i'm tracking a few showers, the clouds will thin out and we're on our way to a hot and humid afternoon. back in the lowç 90s like yesterday. but the next few days will get hotter on our way to heat wave. middle 90s before things cool down late in the week. right now, 70 degrees in doylestown. clouds over philadelphia, 76 and millville is at 74 degrees. watching the clouds from the comcast center, this is a live view from high atop the comcast center. haven't really seen much in the way of showers around philadelphia, scattered in
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burlington, gloucester and camden. mullica township in atlantic county getting a few rain drops you can see a few scattered light showers in lancaster and chester counties. those showers won't last. they'll shall out of picture this afternoon. that's enwhen we see breaks in the cloud cover. the clouds already thinning out for some of the northern and western suburbs. they're solid over philadelphia, delaware and south jersey. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast will be a warm one. low 80s for the pocono mountains, 88 in allentown and reading, not everybody will see 90 degrees but trenton, monday holly, up to the 09 degree mark. 90 for vineland, dover topping out at 89. 86 in atlantic city at the airport there. 90 for narberth and williamstown. it looks like the heat will get hotter before things cool down some this weekend. saturday and sunday are looking nicer and lower humidity for
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both days with be too, with sunshine saturday, 87, up to 88 on sunday. show you what gets here before the weekend with the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. bill, 6:09. it's always important to hang around long enough to see what nbc 10's jessica boyington has to say about your ride. >> right now she's watching the blue route. what are you seeing there, jessica? >> still smooth sailing on the blue route, chris and tracy. we're looking live at our cameras here on the blue route around germantown pike. southbound lanes right in here are moving along just fine. that's where we typically see the jam. and the drive time from 95 up towards the schuylkill expressway, still about a 15-minute trip. no problems if you're headed northbound as you can see behind the lanes with the headlights coming through the area. moving along great there. the schuylkill expressway, we're still not really seeing increase there eastbound or westbound. a 13-minute trip heading into the center city airy from blue route up towards the vine street expressway. no problems on the vine as well. if you are headed westbound towards the king of prussia
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area, 12 minutes. no increase there either. septa, we're starting to see some delays on a bunch of different lines. you should check before you head out the door. it's changing by the minute. warminster, art, newark, all running at least 10 to 11 minutes late. 74 degrees outside. 6:10. a man falls to his death during a major league baseball game. and making history. comedian kevin hart does something no other kmaedian has been able to do before in philadelphia.
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6:13. firefighters in the kensington section of philadelphia got this house fire under control pretty quickly. it started just before 4:00 on arbor stret. when crews arrived there wasç
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heavy smoke and flames coming from the second floor. they got those knocked down pretty quickly. it didn't spread to neighboring homes. no one was injured. a crash in north philadelphia sent a car into a store front yesterday. here's what it looked like around noon yesterday. two cars collided at lehigh and 9th. medics took one person to the hospital in critical condition. police are still investigating. 6:14 now. fan safety at major league ballparks is under scrutiny more than ever after a man fell to his death during a baseball game in atlanta over the weekend. gabe gutierrez is live at turner field. >> reporter: police are investigating tragedyhá
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around the section where he fell, some jumped in, trying to help, including a surgeon who was sitting nearby who managed to perform cpr but it was too late. murray died, his family says they are mourning his loss. but as you mention, this morning, there are renewed question about fan safety at ballpark. some of the railing regulations haven't been updated since the 1920s. the railings in front of seats, must be at least 26 inches high and in front of stairs, 42 inches high. and some experts are wondering whether that may have played a role in this death. right now, police are investigating. it appears to be an accident. it's unclear what, if any, factor that played in this man's death. we'll have the latest on this developing story coming up on "today." chris, back to you. 6:15. the nation's leading group of pediatricians is urging parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of alcohol long before they take their first sip.
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experts are pointing to surveys showing nearly a quarter of young people say they have tried their first alcoholic drink before their 13th birthday. doctors say parents should talk 9. they encourage pead trigs to screen preteens and adolescents for alcohol use. blue bell ice cream returns to freezers today after a li listeria issue force them to recall their product from stores. 6:16 now. a soldout crowd watched comedian kevin hart's philly homecoming last night at the limpg. we found out he's the first comedian to ever sell out lincoln financial field. he described his current tour, what now, as a comedic rock show. the philly native says he's giving his audiences his best material in a highly visual way. he tells us be we loves his hometown. >> i'm a city kid. i believe philadelphia. i was born and raised here.
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i am who i am because of this city. it means i would never turn my back on my city. >> nice. >> he brought more than 4,000 people to center city for a free 5k, something he's doing across the country in partnership with nike. 6:17. let's check your ride to work, specifically 95. >> jessica boyington has a look at that. >> we're on 95 around the philadelphia international airport. if you have a flight to catch so far this morning, you'll be just fine. we're starting to see the beginnings of what is rush hour. northbound, southbound, no problems there. at the philadelphia national airport, no weather delays there. smooth sailing there. in lower pottsgrove, an accident there.
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the area bridges are nice and clear also, if you have to head from new jersey into the philadelphia area, no problems on the walt, the tac pal, the ben and betsy. more drive times coming up for you around the philadelphia area. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> ç6:18. a few minutes before sunrise. we have a cloudy start. you won't need your sun glasses to start with. look at the clouds over center city. the view from center city for the mellon bank building, looking past the comcast center. there are a few showers around most of the area is dry and warm. in fact warmer than yesterday morning. 5 degrees warmer in philadelphia. 76 degrees. a little bit of a breeze but not much. the winds stay below 10 miles an hour during the day. a cloudy start at the shore. in fact, most of the morning and into the afternoon, the clouds will be right over south jersey. the delaware beaches will be mainly cloudy day. till later on. we'll get sunshine. right now 74 in trenton,
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wilmington, millville is at 74 degrees. bucks couldn't it i, everybody's warn, penndel, levittown at 73 degrees. usually we can find 50s north and west. it's 70 degrees in doylestown. quakertown, 68 degrees. those temperatures should be much lower this time of year. a warm start and a cloudy one, too. but we take a wider view. you can see the back edge of the clouds. we have a ways to go before it gets here. later this afternoon, that's when we'll see clearing. the futurecast shows a mostly cloudy, midday, 1:00 in the afternoon. allentown, reading breaking out into sunshine and the clearing, that will take place during the afternoon. by 5:00 you'll see sunshine at the shore, too. that's when temperatures will be peaking in the upper 80s and low 90s. a hot one today with a lot of clouds to start with but late-day sunshine, lower 90s today. gets hotter starting tomorrow. 94 after morning low of 71
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degrees. and middle 90s for wednesday and thursday, we've got a heat wave that lasts nearly the entire workweek. we have a chance of some showers and thunderstorms certainly need the rain. friday, might be just enough to keep us short of the 90 degree mark and turning less humid for the weekend with highs in the upper 80s. >> 20 minutes past 6:00. this morning, hollywood is remembering wes craven. craven died surrounded by family after a long battle with brain cancer. r(t&ho he was best known for horror movies like "nightmare on elm street" and "scream." craven was also a nature lover and avid byrd conservationist. wes craven was 76. bruised but alive. >> i didn't have my vest on, we wouldn't be here for this party. >> a delaware county police officer is celebrating life after being shot twice on the job. we'll hear more from him, coming up. and mount mckinley is no more. the mountain is still there but
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it has a new name. the 40-year battle between two states.
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the road to hell is paved with good intentions. mr. president, we know you tried to make a good deal with iran. whose leaders stone women, hang homosexuals, sponsor mass terrorism, scream for the destruction of israel and death to america. so, what if you're wrong? and they can't be trusted? senator casey, don't trust iran. vote this down.
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the state's national guard is celebrating its 360th anniversary today. how about that? the guard was known as the militia when it was formed in 1655 under swedish rule. governor markell and senators carper and coons is expected to attend a ceremony later this morning. things are back to normal after a scare at newark international airport. a man got into a secure hallway. the man was stopped by customs andç border protection agents. authorities found nothing dangerous on the man and the airport re-opened. and jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. what we're looking at right now
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is the platt bridge, live. no problems headed westbound or eastbound. the rest of the area breaths are doing just fine. we have an accident that i'm just getting word of on the pa turnpike. i'll tell you exactly where that is coming up at 6:30. for now, let's get a check on today's forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> this is the view above the clouds from the pocono mountains, the view from jim thorpe. the clouds to start with will be around for most of the morning into the afternoon. we've been seeing a few showers, most of the area dry right now. it will a warm start, in part because of the clouds at the bus stop. lots of people back in school, 72 degrees to start with at the bus stop. in the suburbs, 77 in the city. family, friends and philadelphia police officers are waking up with heavy hearts this morning after an officer died in a hit and run crash on sunday. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at 12th police district headquarters with how a bystander, katy, stepped up to catch the driver, right?
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>> reporter: yes, it's really an amazing story. the police lay it out for us, chris. i've been talking to fellow officers here at the 12th district throughout the morning. coming up, you'll hear about this officer who lost his life yesterday as well as why the community is reacting so personally. and you have heard what's going to be closed when the pope comes next month. a lot of area businesses want to make sure you know they'll be open. how the city will help them do that. and new numbers, sh rmpging lead. it appears democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders is in striking distance of hillary clinton. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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riding his motorcycle and the driver who reportedly got out of his car and looked at the officer, then took off did not get far, thanks to a witness. hitting the streets for the pope. today city leaders push the positive points of the pontiff's visit next month. starting out with clouds this morning, as we take a live look from one of our cameras in center city. but the humidity is there and there's a steamy day ahead. we'll get your first alert forecast neighborhood by neighborhood this morning. good morning, welcome to nbc 10 news today on a monday. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's already steamy out there. 74 degrees. let's get you updated with bill henley. he has your first alert forecast. bill? >> it's a warmer start this morning, that's for sure, tracy. we have a few isolated scattered showers, light shower activity in south jersey. you can see it hugging ocean county. inland, a few isolated sprinkles, really. nothing much more than that this morning. this is a cloudy view from center city. the clouds will break as we go
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into the afternoon hours. most of the morning will be looking great. 78 degrees at 8:00, 84 by 11:00 and on the verge of the 90 degree mark at 2:00. i believe we will be back in the 90s later today. some areas willç go through the spots neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. jessica? quite a few things going on. all of a sudden we're on the pa turnpike on the northeast extension southbound where we have an accident. that's actually approaching lansdale, blocking out the right-hand lane. not a huge backup behind it but starting to see just a little bit of a jam. on the schuylkill expressway, speaking of jam, we're starting to see that here as well. a 16-minute drive time if you are headed westbound right in here toward the king of prussia area. that drive time is from the vine street expressway up towards the blue route. average speeds 43 miles an hour. watch out in lower pottsgrove for an accident scene on north charlotte street.
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septa also dealing with ten-minute delays or so. check before you head out the door. they keep changing. warminster, airport and newark line running at least ten minutes late. a veteran philadelphia police officer is dead, his brothers in blue are in mourning but the suspect is in custody but not charge. nbc 10's katy zachry is live outside the 12th district where the officer worked. police have the suspect in custody. why hasn't he been charged? >> reporter: i just got off the phone a few minutes ago. they did confirm that they questioned the suspect extensively, though he has not been arrested or charged yet. throughout the morning, i've been speaking with fellow officers here at the 12th district. they tell me the officer who was killed had a reputation for taking rookie cops under his wing. 42-year-old officer lamar poole was off duty yesterday when his motorcycle crashed with this
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silver toyota. police say the driver tornadoed in front of officer poole who was thrown from the bike. he was not wearing a helmet, according to his captain and suffered severe head trauma. the car's driver stopped initially, got out of the car to see what had happened, then witnesses say, he got back in and drove away. this morning, police are thanking a quick-moving tow truck driver who saw it all and followed the car and was ableço stop it a few blocks away for police. >> we have to give a lot of credit to the tow truck driver. he helped us solve this crime. the driver could have got away if it wasn't for the tow truck. we often depend on witnesses to help us out. this is a good example. >> reporter: now, this crash happened where devereaux street meets the roosevelt boulevard. the boulevard is infamous for deadly crashes. it sees more hit and runs on that stretch of road than any other street in philadelphia. again, accident investigators this morning just minutes ago
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confirmed for me this hit and run driver is in their custody. he has been questioned but he has not been charged yet. he's a 58-year-old man we're learning from philadelphia. reporting live in southwest philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. 6:34 now. a police officer in delaware county is recovering at home after being shot in the line of duty over the weekend. ridley park officer marc hanly was released from the hospital yesterday. he was shot while he and his partner were handling a suicide call in norwood. the officers were trying to talk to darrel burt, talking him into surrendering when burt opened fire. hanly's bulletproof vest stopped one bullet that would have hit his chest. another hit him in the leg. >> if i didn't have my vest on, we wouldn't be here for this party. i'm alive. so i'm very thankful for that. >> hanly says he's looking forward to going back to work, too. burt faces attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges.
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6:35 now. happening today, in preparing for the pope, philadelphia mayor michael nutter will pound the pavement, shaking hands and trying to help local business owners but this isn't part of campaigning, at least not his campaigning. instead, it's a push to spread the word that the city is open for business during the world meeting of families next month. nbc 10's jesse gary is live outside 30th street station. jesse, what specifically are they trying to get across today? >> reporter: well, chris, there's been so much said and written about what will be closed and blocked off in the city during theç pope's visit next month. city and business leaders want to make sure people know what is open during that weekend in september. later today, the mayor and executive director of the world meeting of families will deliver open in philadelphia kits to businesses across the city. they contain signage, buttons and business resources to help business owners attract clientele during the pope's visit. this is part of the i'll be
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there campaign unveiled last wednesday. this is to inform people about the upcoming papal visit. the open in philadelphia kits will be available for pickup at eight locations until friday of this week, including right here. we'll post those locations on our website so you'll know exactly where they are and you can get your kit. live outside 30th street station, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. another message being put out, be not afraid. that is the message archbishop charles chaput is saying to people who are concerned about the pope's upcoming visit. he wrote an editorial in the paper yesterday. he called the pope's visit to philadelphia a moment in history that should not be missed. the archbishop reminded people that mary, joseph and jesus didn't worry about travel and security issues in bethlehem. visitors next month should not worry either. he wrote, there's a natural temptation to focus on the inconvenience and challenging of a mass gathering. when that happens, people can begin to wonder if the effort to come to center city is worth the time and energy.
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i promise you that it is. the archbishop continued, this say moment of grace, memories will be made. the world meeting of families will be spectacular. nothing can stop that except our own unwillingness to take part in something extraordinary. the number news app has everything you need to know about the pope's visit and the world meeting of families, from all the mass transit and travel changes, road closures, security details and details on how locals are preparing you can download the free nbc 10 news app now. it is 6:37. a new iowa poll shows hillary clinton's lead among the democrats is shrinking. and the guy many once considered a long shot, vermont senator strength. on the republican side, donald trump continues to lead the pack. trump may still launch a third party run or stay with the gop. >> trump's strengthnwqf9m% the republican primary is an expression of the complete and absolute and utter contempt of
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republican voters towards the political establishment of the republican party. >> in this poll, 14% of democratic voters said they would back joe biden even though he still has not announced whether he's even running. new jersey governor and republican presidential candidate chris christie is heading back to the tonight show. >> come on, jimmy, do you really think i'd come on to this show to announce a presidential run? >> remember that? governor christie didn't announce he was running for president the last time he visited jimmy fallon but this will be his first late-night talk show appearance since throwing his hat into the ring. catch the tonight show tomorrow right here on nbc 10 following the news at 11:00. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a cloudy start this morning. clouds are going to be thinning out later today. the clouds are actually helping keep things warm. but once they clear out, hot, humid conditions later on, we're back into the 90s today.
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the temperatures leap over the next few days. some of the hottest that we've seen all summer. 70 degrees in doylestown. right now cloudy and 76 in philadelphia, millville is also in the 70s. everybody is running warmer than yesterday. those clouds lack like they haven't budged at all. that's a view from center city. the clouds will then out later in the day. for now it is mostly cloudy. satellite showing some thin spots but clouds extend into the pocono mountains and scattered, very light showers in parts of the area, coming down just barely in new jersey, ship bottom seeing a few rain drops. atlantic city has a few scattered light showers in the area. philadelphia is currently dry. mount holly -- mt. laurel and browns mills seeing a few rain drops at this hour. the rain won't last. clouds will break later today. 82 for the pocono mountains. upper 80s, no 90s for allen between and reading. wuç'll tap out at 90 degrees fo trenton and mt. holly, up to 89 in norristown. at the shore, a mostly cloudy
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day, it's later this afternoon that we'll finally see sunshine for cape may and rehoboth. 87 degrees, 90 this afternoon for vineland and a warm one for dove and wilmington. both up to 89 degrees, narberth, williamstown, 90 degrees this afternoon. that's today. the weekend, finally we'll see a break in the heat for saturday and sunday and a break in the humidity, too. before we get to saturday and send, the heat will be on. i've got the seven-day forecast with details when i come back in ten. okay, bill, we'll hope the ac is working well in your cars this week. that's for sure. >> let's check your ride to work. if you're hitting the roosevelt boulevard, jessica boyington is watching that for you. jessica? >> chris and tracy, we're watching out for some delay behind a disabled vehicle on the boulevard right now, approaching broad street. these are our cameras from 17th. you can see the southbound cars, see brake lights behind this scene. crew on the scene right there. actually pushed over into that right-hand shoulder.
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cars still slow by the scene as rush hour is beginning. we also are watching out for an accident scene on the pa turnpike northeast extension on the southbound side which is approaching lansdale. that's blocking out the right-hand lane. small delays behind that. we also are starting to see a few different accident scenes pop up, one in lower pottsgrove, and another scene in lower salford township. now popping up, 15 minutes delays on septa's chestnut hill line. check before you go. 11-minute delays and 10-minute delays on the airport and newark lines as well. we'll check in on the disabled vehicle one more time before the 7:00 hour. uber is giving philadelphia taxi cans a run for their money. now cab drivers say they're trying to level the playing field. that's what i was doing. i was concentrated on swimming as fast as i could.
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>> and she had motivation. she wau swimming as fast as she could to get away from a shark. we'll tell you how she walked away unscathed even though her board wasn't so lucky.
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the road to hell is paved with good intentions. mr. president, we know you tried to make a good deal with iran. whose leaders stone women, hang homosexuals, sponsor mass terrorism,
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scream for the destruction of israel and death to america. so, what if you're wrong? and they can't be trusted? senator coons, don't trust iran. vote this down.
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6:45. look at that, 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. the suspect accused of shooting and killing a texas deputy over the weekend will be in court today. community members held a march in honor of darren goforth. a gunman approached him from behind and shot him for no reason. a family friend read a statement from the fallen deputy's wife. >> all the language that i know
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is inadequate for what i want to express. my husband was an incredibly intricate blend of dedication and gentility. deputy goforth had no previous contact with miles and the shooting appeared to beç unprovoked. you're looking at one of the hoo heros that thwarted that train attack in france. he's telling his story now that he's out of the hospital. mark moogalian is from virginia. he teaches english in french schools. he was speaking french in this interview you're about to see. he said he locked eyes with his wife thinking it was the last time he would see her. happily that wasn't the case. the largest mountain in north america officially has a new name. what was once mount mckinley is now denali. it means great one. alaska has been petitioning for
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a name change since 1975 but a bipartisan effort by ohio's congressional delegation blocked that effort by introducing bills requiring it to be named after mckinley who was born in niles, ohio. the name change came one day before president obama arrived in alaska for a three-day visit. and president obama is now the first sitting president to visit the alaskan arctic. today he's expected to close out an international conference on global leadership. that conference focuses on global change and highlights urgent issues that the arctic region is facing. scientists say this year alone, the average glacier will lose 30 inches after thickness. glaciers are not the issue here. fire crews are battling another wildfire in southern california. firefighters launched a grounded attack to snuff out the flames. helicopters dropped water from above. close to some nearby homes. there are no reports of any injuries or damage. it's not clear how the fire
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started. time is 6:47. patriots quarterback tom brady will be in court today. a judge could rule on whether the nfl was justified in suspending him. brady is suing the nfl for sidelining him for four games because of the deflategate scandal. a judge ordered brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell to reach an agreement but that hasn't happened. speaking of football, eagles and jets kick off is at 7:00 thursday night, pregame starts 30. nbc 10 isç your official eagle station. they gave it their best shot. it was a good one. the u.s. little league champs from york county, pennsylvania almost won the world series title. the kids before lieu iewisberry jumped out to a 10-2 lead after this grand slam. but japan came roaring back. they took the lead on this three-run homer, japan went up 13-10. it wasn't over. the little leaguers had a final
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chance here but the ground out to short and that was the ball game. ecstasy for japan but tears for the u.s. champs. japan whens it 18-11. ride sharing services like uberx are a step closer to becoming legal in philadelphia. philadelphia is the only county in pennsylvania that does not allow the ride sharing companies. the new legislation would require drivers to meet requirements on insurance, vehicle safety and accident reports. taxi drivers are already suffering because of uber, according to philadelphia business journal. the taxi industry is looking to create an uber-type app to be more competitive. so she says she thought it was just a harmless dolphin. >> it wasn't. >> no. it wasn't. >> it was a shark, a big one. it took a big bite out of her board. see this here. take a look here. eleanor dempsey escaped that attack on saturday. she was out with a group of surfers when she noticed a dark shadow in the water just a few feet beneath her.
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>> the body was right here, like literally next to me. time sort of stopped. i kind of thought it was a doll fin. it was the color of a dolphin. >> dempsey said she swam for shore, never looking back, terrified that the shark would bite her at any moment. she want hurt, though. officials posted these warning signs urging people to stay out of the water for 72 hours. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> ten minutes before 7:00. we are getting a cloudy start this morning. this is the view from the nbc 10 studios. it is warm in spite of the clouds, 76 degrees inç philadelphia, 5 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. at the shore, a cloudy start for cape may and a dry start with temperatures in the 70s at the shore. in fact, most of the area is in the 70s right now. 74 in trenton, wilmington and millville. right at the shore, cape may also at 74.
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70s up the coast for sea isle city at 75. woodbi woodbine 75 degrees. there are scattered showers at the shore. you can see them moving just to the north of atlantic city. very light shower in the pemberton area and into toms river and ocean county. showers are really not going to last much longer. you can see a few sprinkles in chester county and in new castle county right along i-95 in delaware. clouds, those will then out for some sunshine in a few spots this morning. but we'll see more sun this afternoon as the back edge of these clouds makes its way into our area. until then, clouds this morning. and into the afternoon hours, this is 2:00 this afternoon. mostly cloudy skies for philadelphia, wilmington, delaware and south jersey with sunshine in reading and allentown. the clouds clear as we go into the late afternoon hours. just enough sunshine to send our temperatures back into the lower 90s, just like we saw yesterday. so stand by for a hot one today.
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clouds will then out later today. 91 degrees in philadelphia. and hotter tomorrow. up to 94 after morning low of 71 degrees. and we crank up the heat a bit more for wednesday and thursday with plenty of humidity. that humidity will likely, finally, fuel some showers and thunderstorms later on friday. just enough to keep us a bit cooler friday afternoon and less humid and warm this weekend. no 90s, though, saturday and sunday into the upper 80s. >> looks pretty good, bill. eight minutes before 7:00. let's check your ride to work. >> if you take the train and there had been a few delays on the regional rails this morning. let's get an update with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we can catch a break for septa this morning. we were seeing delays starting pretty early, one chestnut hill west$çtrain, 15 minutes late, te thorndale line having delays, 16 minutes late for train 503 and newark 1295 and 9212 are
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canceled between center city and newark. check with septa to make sure your commute this morning isn't impacted by that. as for the roosevelt boulevard, approaching broad street, we do have a crew on the scene, we're starting to see the delay. behind that cars squeeze on by, blocking out part of the right-hand shoulder. the pa turnpike, the northeast extension southbound approaching lansdale has the right lane blocked. another crash in lower salford, township line road and old for they foot road. the philadelphia police department is in mourning again. nbc 10's katy zachry is live outside the 12th police district headquarters and katy has more on how police tracked down that driver. katy? coming up, how officers here at the 12th district who worked along side that fallen officer, how they're remembering him this
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morning. plus, i'll explain how a tow truck driver helped in the braver's arrest. the frenzy surrounding the pope's visit is introducing a new phenomenon. i'll explain that coming up right after the break.
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officers here at the 12th district are mourning the loss of an long-time officer and friend. lamar poole was off duty riding his motorcycle near the rose belt boulevard. accident investigators say a silver toyota turned in front of him. he was thrown from the bike. witnesses say the driver stopped for a brief time but drove away from the deadly scene.
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police are thanking a tow truck driver for chasing the driver and keeping him in his sights until police arrived. that driver is suspected of dui. he has been in police custody being questioned since yesterday, though accident investigators tell me this morning he has not been arrested or charged yet. reporting live in southwest philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. i'm jesse gary live outside 30th street station. ? just a few hours, the mayor and others come here to launch a new program letting people know the region will not close when the pope comes to visit next month. officials will hand out philadelphia is open kits in several locations. the kits are designed to attract people here and energize the public about the pope's visit to the region. the kits will be available for pickup until this friday at eight locations around the city. live outside 30th street station, jesse gary, nbc 10 news.
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and good morning, jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. can't catch a break for septa this morning. we had cancellations for newark. 1295, 9212 between center city and newark. watch for 10-minute to 15-minute delays for the west trenton line and thorndale line. an accident on the paç turnpik approaching lansdale northeast extension southbound blocking the right lane. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> tracking a few scattered showers. you won't find them in the pocono mountains. the clouds are thinning out there. south jersey and delaware seeing a fee rain drops. they're not going to last. the clouds thin out and the temperatures warm up. a cloudy start at the bus stop, 70s this morning. we should be in the 60s this time of year. much cooler in fact, we should be about 10 to 12 degrees cooler this morning. it's going to be a warm afternoon. we'll see some sunshine later this morning and afternoon. back in the 90s today. >> steamy. >> we're prepared. >> the "today" show is next. we'll see you back home for
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local updates in a few minutes. >> always get updates on the nbc 10 news app. it's a free download. thanks for watching. have a great day. good morning. breaking overnight -- he haavy n from the remnants of erika trigger flood watches in florida as the rest of the country gets set for a heat wave for the week. up and down. donald trump remains on top in iowa while hillary clinton faces sinking poll numbers. challenger bernie sanders trailing by seven points in a key state. paying tribute. more than 1,000 people marched to honor a texas sheriff's deputy ambushed and killed while pumping gas. the suspect heads to court today. and a wild night at the vmas. >> and the winner is --


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