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that breaking news on nbc 10, one person is dead this morning after dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene of a house fire in south philadelphia. we're living wie with details o happened. only on nbc 10, the surveillance video of a driver crashing into a police cruiser and driving away. and moving on, despite the rallies, protests, and tension during public meetings, philadelphia's soda tax proposal advances but now looks different from the initial plan. we'll explain. it's 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. stepped out to walk the dog this morning, thought it was a little cold. got a fleece on. let's get to sheena parveen with the weather. >> yes, it is chilly this
morning. you probably want the light jacket. many areas in the 50s. i don't think we have anyone on the map in the 60s. we're running about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday morning. 54, philadelphia. 50 in our pennsylvania suburbs. 51 degrees right now through many of our new jersey suburbs. some spots have dropped into the 40s. right now we're at 52 in clayton. mt. laurel, 54. princeton, 43 degrees. chilly in parts of mercer county. you might want the light jacket this morning. if you are in new jersey, 54 through many of our suburbs right now. as we go through the day, by 8:00 this morning, 58 degrees. by 10:00 a.m., 64. by lunchtime, near 70. it's also going to be a little windy at times. winds here 20 miles an hour,
a pretty perfect day otherwise. we'll look at the rest of the neighborhood forecasts into the weekend with thunderstorms on the way coming up. let's get a look at your roadways this morning with katy zachry. >> good morning. as you said, a great day ahead. if you're getting on the road for work or school, you have a good drive ahead. 95 southbound, which is really a choke hold as we make our way between woodhaven and the vine, is looking pretty good. everything in the green. average speeds in the low 60s. a quick drive of 13 minutes. 76 eastbound headed into center city, philadelphia. that's smooth. then the blue route southbound between 76 and 95 is a smooth ride as well. we're highlighting the vine street expressway because in the last little bit, overnight construction lifted. i wish this picture would come back, but it's not. in both directions, the vine is moving smoothly. moving out into voorhees, new jersey, no issues there. we have breaking news here on nbc 10 this morning. one person is dead in south philadelphia after a fire breaks out inside a home, sending
dozens of firefighters to the scene. nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us at that scene this morning with breaking details. matt, what's the latest? >> well, vai, we're on the 1700 block of taylor street. i'm going to step out of the way. just within the past few minutes, we started seeing what you're seeing here. the firefighters rolling up their hoses. the fire has been out for a couple hours now. they're getting ready to clean up all this. several roads in this area have been blocked off as a result. we're next to 24th and morris. this area has been impacted quite a bit as a result of this. trying to get everyone packed up and out of here so people can get their cars out for work or school, wherever they're heading today. first we'll tell you about this fire here. you see right there, it's in the block of row homes here. one man was found dead on the first floor. this fire started just before 2:00 this morning. take a look at some video where we were here soon after the fire started. the occupants of the homes nearby, they were able to get
out unharmed. first responders, when they got here, they searched the house. they did find an elderly man who had died in that fire. we talked with the fire commissioner about this soon after it happened. >> right now the occupants of the units next door are out until we verify everything is safe. we're hopeful they can get back into their homes tonight. >> as of right now, it's unknown if there were any working smoke detectors in that home. the fire is still under investigation. we understand the fire marshal is here on the scene as well. at this point, we understand that some of the residents in the neighboring homes have been allowed back into their homes. we saw just a couple minutes ago somebody walk into the home right next door. they were just making sure that everything was safe, as you heard from the fire commissioner there. it does appear they're starting to clean up this area and get people back into their homes. again, one person has died, an elderly man found dead on the first floor of this home. if it is confirmed by the
medical examiner that he died as a result of the fire itself, it will be the 13th fire related death in the city this year. live in south philadelphia, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. and now an nbc 10 exclusive. surveillance video captured an accident involving a philadelphia police cruiser. this happened during a traffic stop in the city's graduate hospital neighborhood. the driver of the stopped vehicle suddenly throws the car into reverse, hitting the police cruiser, and then just speeding away. the officers were not hurt. the driver did get away. it's 5:35. on to the next step. philadelphia's controversial soda tax proposal gets the approval of the city council committee, but now the bill looks much different than it first looked. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live at city hall this morning to break down the changes and what's next. pamela? >> reporter: in the end, the council agreed to give the mayor about half of what he was looking for. initially he proposed that 3 cents an ounce tax.
now they got it down to 1.5 cents an ounce. they also added diet sodas to the list of items we could all be paying more for. the demonstrations started early, and the debate went on through the night. despite the opposition, city council voted on a 1.5 cent an ounce tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages, which is expected to pass. but it wasn't the agreed upon tax that philadelphians against the grocery tax took the biggest issue with. >> we're also incredibly disturbed that the administration essentially admitted that most of this money isn't actually earmarked for children. this was a bait and switch. it's actually being used to plug a budget hole. >> reporter: council president daryl clark felt it should have been discussed early on. he's now shifting his focus to how a portion of the $91 million expected to be gained will improve the education system. >> i don't want us to get lost in the euphoria of being able to do pre-k and not address the
most significant challenges in the city of philadelphia, the philadelphia public education system. >> reporter: local union leaders say this will without a doubt cost jobs. >> when the price of soda goes up, sales go down. when sales go down, we lose jobs. we lose positions out of this. >> reporter: a full council vote is scheduled for today. the final vote takes place on june 16th. reporting live at city hall, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. now to decision 2016. it's a story you saw first on nbc10.com. hundreds of bernie sanders supporters are planning to camp out during the democratic national convention. they'll have to stay in the suburbs because the city of philadelphia is not granting camping permits. one group tells us the protesters will camp out at a pair of campgrounds in south jersey before boarding buses to philadelphia. meantime, philadelphia is in talks to buy protest insurance for the dnc, according to a report by our partners at news works. in is video from the republican convention back in 2004.
back then, new york did not have this type of insurance. it ended up paying over $18 million to settle lawsuits over protesters' civil rights. cities hosting political conventions have learned from that experience. closing arguments in the corruption trial for congressman chaka fattah are expected to happen monday. all parties rested their cases yesterday. the government says co-defendant herbert gave fattah money to get a u.s. ambassadorship. former governor ed rendell testified yesterday that he was a friend and wasn't trying to bribe fattah, just help him out. prosecutors claim congressman fattah took an illegal $1 million loan to fund his mayoral campaign. he says he's innocent. well, good thursday morning. it is a little cooler this morning than yesterday morning. about 5 to 10 degrees cooler. you might want the jacket before you head outside right now. 54 degrees, philadelphia.
sunny skies. everyone's going to see sunshine through the afternoon. 51 through many of our south jersey neighborhoods. pennsylvania suburbs, around 50 degrees. in wilmington, we're running at 51 degrees right now. 47 if you're in marshallton. we still do have some 40s on the map. 56, odessa. dover, around 52 degrees. we still have those 40s in parts of sussex county. 54, lewis. dewey beach at 54 degrees. it is cool this morning. it's going to be a little warmer this afternoon. mid-70s. warmer than yesterday but pretty perfect. here's a live look at rehoboth beach in delaware. clear skies as the sun is coming up. a little bit of a breeze. as we go through the day today, it is going to be a little breezy. winds gusting near 25 miles an
hour. here's a look through the afternoon. lehigh valley, 75 degrees in kutztown. phoenixville, 76 degrees. byberry, 77 degrees. closer to the shore, mid-70s. 75 in atlantic city and sunny. if you're in delaware, 75, wilmington with sunny skies. future weather showing us that breeze we're going to have this afternoon, but we're going to stay nice and dry. nothing like yesterday. winds can be gusting near 25 miles an hour. tomorrow a little warmer, near 80 degrees. we stay sunny. into the weekend, we have some storms approaching for saturday. mostly in the afternoon. we'll be in the mid-80s. there's a chance we could see strong to severe storms around philadelphia and points north and west of that. the lowest chance will be at the shore and in parts of delaware. we are going to be watching this very closely as we go into the day saturday. here's a look at your shore forecast for the weekend.
wildwood coming in for saturday, 79 degrees. slight chance of a shower. sunday, 81. looking pretty good. we'll look at that shore forecast and for the rest of the area this weekend, your forecast straight ahead. >> thank you, sheena. our very observant viewers will notice katy zachry is with child. but you can only tell when she turns sideways. >> i know. you can't tell here. >> you look lovely, katy. >> thank you. >> there it is. >> thank you, vai. i'm sure our bleary eyed viewers are now awake after that. all right. we are watching some new jersey construction in collingswood, the white horse pike between airport circle and route 130. you'll find some construction there. it should lift around the 7:00 hour. moving south into delaware for kent county drivers, route 1
northbound at milford neck road, the right lane is closed because of construction. that should lift around 7:00 as well. taking a live look outside up in montgomery county, pennsylvania. this is route 309 right at papermill road. >> thank you, katy. temperatures here at 54 degrees at 5:42. it's on us. that's the message from pennsylvania governor tom wolf and villanova basketball coach jay wright. we'll tell you why both of them are now teaming up to highlight an issue on college campuses. plus, more for water. we'll tell you who will be seeing their water bill go up and how it won't end there.
it's 5:45. israeli military officials say they will deploy two additional battalions to the west bank after two palestinians allegedly carried out a deadly shooting rampage in tel aviv yesterday. israel suspend the most special permits for palestinians to visit israel during the muslim holy month of ramadan. surveillance video shows the chaotic scene as it unfolded in a high-end, open-air shopping and dining mall area right across the street from the central military headquarters. at least four people died, and at least nine others were hurt.
officials say both gunmen are now in custody. the head coach of the 2016 ncaa national champions is teaming up with pennsylvania governor tom wolf to combat sexual assaults on college campuses. villanova coach jay wright joined the governor in harrisburg to talk about the campaign called it's on us p.a. it invites everyone to help stop sex assaults at colleges an universities. >> i'm determined to make pennsylvania a shining example to the rest of the world as to what a committed citizen can do to make our world better. it's truly on all of us to accomplish this. it's all of our jobs. so let's get to work on this. >> pennsylvania is the first state in the country to launch a campaign. and this effort comes amid the growing outrage over a sexual assault case at stanford university. >> freshman brock turner was sentenced to six months in prison for rape. prosecutors had recommended six years. stanford university says it did
everything within its power to assure that justice was served in this case. before the assault, new students were given information and training on how to prevent sexual violence. after the assault, the school banned turner from campus and it offered counseling to the victim, who was not a student. most of the outrage over this case has been directed at the judge. critics say the six-month sentence was too lenient. nearly half a million people have now signed a petition to recall that judge. you can read more about this story right now on the nbc 10 app, including the powerful statement the victim read to her attacker in court. her words have gone viral. today an islamic funeral prayer service will be held for boxing great muhammad ali. the event is being held in his hometown of louisville. ali died last friday after a long battle with parkinson's. he was 74. ali scripted his own funeral plans, which include another public memorial service tomorrow. and happening today, crews will break ground in the first
phase of the k&t trail in northeast philadelphia. ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction will begin at 11:30 at lardner's point park. the new trail will connect the tacony neighborhoods. people in pennsylvania are upset about wait times to get a driver's license. a 16-year-old in delaware county told us how difficult it was to schedule his driving test. >> if you want to take your driver's test in philadelphia, you got to plan on waiting a couple months because they're so booked up and everything. >> he eventually had to go to a dmv west of harrisburg. pendot has just launched a pilot program for high-traffic testing areas like philadelphia in the region to cut down on those wait times. the program certifies select facilities like driving schools to administer the skills test for noncommercial drivers. at driven to drive, you can get an appointment in two days, but it will cost you $75.
>> they can come here, take the test, be in and out so fast, take it in our car. it's a no-brainer. >> the driver's exam is still free at the dmv. just be prepared you might have to wait a while to do it. good morning. a better day today than yesterday. what a dichsfference a day make. clear skies, plenty of sunshine this afternoon. this morning, you might want to take a light jacket. it's a little chilly out there. also with our first alert neighborhood weather, don't forget your seven-day forecast is at the bottom of the screen for you. so for this morning, we're going to see those chilly temperatures continuing for our little while longer. they'll start to rise now that the sun is up. it's still in the low 50s through most of the area. around 50 degrees in our pennsylvania suburbs. 51 in wilmington in delaware. 51 through many of our south jersey neighborhoods. we'll look at our philadelphia neighborhoods right now. a close-up view.
airport, philly international, is at 54 degrees. chestnut hills coming in at 52. society hill, 54. fox chase, temperature of 55 degrees. it is a chilly one to start the day all because of this big area of high pressure. this is bringing in that slightly cooler air mass after that cold front moved through the other day. we're going to stay nice and dry because of this. so expect plenty of sunshine this afternoon. it's just going to be a little breezy. either way, i think it's going to be a pretty perfect day. sunny skies for your neighborhood forecast for today. summerton, 76 degrees for our high. if you're in bethlehem, 75 degrees and sunny. winds could be gusting near 25 miles an hour. don't be surprised with that breeze around the area. in south jersey, wildwood, 76. here's future weather. today we stay dry. this is 3:00 p.m. the breeze will be with us. tomorrow we don't see much in
the way of clouds. nothing in the way of rain. friday will be a dry day to end the week. a little warmer, near 80 degrees. then we go into the weekend. we stay warm, mid-80s. then showers and storms move in. the best chance of potentially strong to severe storms will be around the philadelphia area and points north and west. the lowest chance will be at the shore and delaware beaches. the severe storm threat for saturday, philadelphia area, northern delaware, and areas north and west we could see strong to severe storms come saturday afternoon. still a chance of thunderstorms for the rest of new jersey and delaware. the chance for severe will be slightly lower. if you're heading to the shore this weekend, your shorecast not looking too bad. saturday i just mentioned those storms. the lowest chance will be along the shore. i think we could see a shower or thunderstorm at the shore saturday. most of your day should be on the drier side. near 80. sunday, much better temperatures. in the low 80s at the shore. we'll look at the rest of the area's weekend forecast coming up. >> excellent, sheena.
thanks. nine minutes before 6:00. let's get you to work and check 95 for starters. >> katy zachry is on top of that for us. >> we're going to focus on 95. we typically get choked up at 95 right at gerard avenue. unfortunately just out of our camera view at 95 and allegheny avenue as you head northbound, there is a disabled vehicle that was just reported. i'm hearing it's affecting things in the right-hand lane. i'm going to try and get a camera shot and see if it is delaying traffic to any measurable amount. i'll have an update coming up in less than ten. >> all right. thank you, katy. a good cause -- a good time, rather, for a good cause. we take a live look at citizens bank park. phillies don't have a game today, but they'll still be playing at the park. we'll tell you why and how you can take part.
billion. public unions want the law overturned. if you live in philadelphia, get ready to see a jump in your water bills. the water rate board announced the hike that would add $3.44 to the average monthly bill starting in july. in july of next year, another $3.18 hike kicks in. the board blames part of the increase on lost revenue from customers who don't pay their bills. slugger ryan howard hit a home run at citizens bank park well before the phillies took the field yesterday. >> he did it using a book instead of a bat. >> make some noise, please. >> howard and about 3,000 screaming kids read from the little rhino book series. they feature a third grade student named rien, nicknamed rhino, who loves the game of baseball. a portion of the proceeds benefits the philly urban
academy. a live look right now from citizens bank park, where the phillies festival begins at 4:00 this afternoon. the entire team will sign autographs with thousands of fans who show up. and this is video from the event last year. fans will also have the chance to throw in the bull pen and bid on a silent auction of sports memorabil memorabilia. also happening tonight, jason groom is expected to be one of the first players chosen in tonight's major league baseball draft. the phillies have the first overall pick. experts say it's possible they could choose the young high school pitcher from their own backyard. >> that would be nice. three minutes before 6:00 right now. we're following breaking news this morning. a deadly fire in south philadelphia. >> in the past half hour, we have learned neighbors were allowed back into surrounding homes. the fire commissioner is using this deadly fire to get a message out to you.
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despite the herculean efforts of all of our members, it appears this is going to be a tragic outcome. >> breaking news, one man is dead after a fire rips through a row home in south philadelphia. philadelphia is one step closer to becoming the first major city to tax sodas. this means diet sodas too. and you're waking up to cooler temperatures this morning, but the sunshine is back today. 54 degrees, 6:00 a.m. beautiful picture. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> that's our favorite picture every morning this time. to