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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today," terror in orlando. police are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting and killing of dozens
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inside a nightclub. while the rest of the world is mourning the tragedy, we're live in orlando with more on the shooting, the gunman and the aftermath. paying respect, the tributes and dedications are pouring in from all over the world in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. also new this morning, it's a new era. beginning for public transit in our area. we're live this morning in center city to explain the septa key and how it works. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm katy zachry. >> i'm vai sikahema. as you see behind us, it's getting light. i think we're going to like what we see today. >> it's good. >> let's get to meteorologist bill henley and your neighborhood weather forecast. >> it will be a beautiful spring day. we're in the final week of spring. it will feel like it. you felt the dry air that came in yesterday. that will stay with us and make for a nice sunny and comfortable day. at the shore, cooler, 77 degrees. see some scattered clouds in the lehigh valley. those will be moving out, 80 degrees this afternoon.
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a nice warmup for delaware at 79 degrees. low 80s for philadelphia. about 8 degrees cooler than yesterday. we're already cooler this morning. the winds that have been blowing out of the northwest will continue. those northwesterly winds started to bring in the dry air yesterday. you can count on them to continue into the afternoon and it's this direction that is making all the difference for us, bring in that cooler, drier air, making forç a cooler morng and afternoon, too. you can see this is not going to be the only nice day we're in for this week. the seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. take a look at the temperatures neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has an update on your traffic. this is around baltimore pike where we had an accident scene. you can see one of the last vehicles that was on the scene moving out of the way. we've had all lanes blocked this morning, headed southbound and
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north lanes were block as well. that's because some debris from this side crossed over on to the northbound side. all lanes are back open northbound and southbound right now. small delays, probably behind that right around the northbound side because they did have all traffic stopped just a few moments ago. back open so all traffic is moving. there's also an accident out in elk township on route 55 southbound around broad street, that's exit 43. all lanes are closed there. you can see big delays. take delsea drive as your alternate. the nation is in mourning following the terror in orlando. here's what we know. islamic nations in israel are joining other countries in condemning the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. a gunman killed 50 people and wounded 53 others at a popular gay nightclub early yesterday morning. the shooter killed by police called 911 to declare allegiance to isis just moments before the
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massacre. fbi is searching his condo in florida. law enforcement says so far, there's no sign the shooter was tied to terrorists overseas. the shooting in orlando touched people across the country, including here in our area. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in our digital operations center, letting us know what's happening today in honor of victims, what's happening locally, right, matt? >> that's right, katy. there's a website that's updating with names as they are identified. i've been keeping my eye on that. at last check, 21 of the 50 who died in the attack have names now to go with them. take a look at this. a live shot. police are still working to process the crime scene. we're told dozens of bodies have been removed throughout the night. here's what it looked like about 90 minutes ago outside city hall here in philadelphia. flags lowered to half-staff. you see in that video right there. on the orders of governor tom wolf and president obama. there have been remembrances and vigils throughout the country.
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at yesterday's philly pride parade and festival, a college student made a sign that reads "philly is orlando." r.i.p. pulse sheeting victims. among those who went to the nightclub saturday night was michael hoffman. he's from northeast philadelphia. now he lives in orlando and was there just before the shots were fired. >> if i would have been there throughout the night or we would have stayed just a little bit longer, i would have been dead. could have been dead. i'm not sure. you know, he decided, my friend, that we leave the club early which we did. thank god for that. >> now, philadelphia police say officers here are also being instructed to stay alert and step up patrols in areas of concern. there's a candle light vigil planned for later this evening at 6:45 outside city hall in philadelphia. in the next hour, the shooter's ex-wife is speaking out, calling her ex-husband bipolar and violent. we'll hear from her. from now, live in the digital operations center, matt delucia, nbc 10 news.
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matt, thank you. meanwhile in orlando, rainbow colors lit up the skyline. this ferris wheelç and other landmarks around the city were bathed in the colors that reflect the lgbt community as well as all-american red, white and blue. in new york city, a large crowd gather at a manhattan landmark to show grief and support for the orlando victims. the gay bar was the scene of a police raid that sparked street riots back in 1969. the fbi and national security officials briefed president obama on the nightclub massacre. the white house released this photo of the president meeting in the oval office with fbi director james comey. president obama later addressed the nation, calling the mass shooting both an act of terror and an act of hate. >> this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any american, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation
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is an attack on all of us. >> the president added he would spare no effort to determine if the shooter had been inspired by or is associated with an extremist group. this morning, the fbi surrounded the home of the man accused of carrying out the deadly attack in orlando as they try to learn more about the gunman and what led to the shooting. >> nbc 10 national correspondent leann gregg is live for us in orlando. we're learning this morning that the man was known to the fbi and had been questioned by them before. >> katy and vai, that happened first in 2013. that's when they first learned about omar mateen. after his co-workers turned him in for making comments allegedly about terrorism. then, again, they questioned him about a year later about a brief relationship he had with a man who was an american who went to syria and became a suicide bomber. both of those cases were closed. they said they found no evidence
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of any direct linkage to terrorism with mateen. >> leann, you've been on the ground at the scene for several hours now. give us an idea of how the atmosphere has maybe changed from late last night to early this morning. is it as frenetic at the hospital and on the streets as orlando? >> i would say it's not as frenetic as it was. no way. it was a completely different scene. there's still a lot of activity but not the large crowds there were last night. this is the beginning of a very long and painstaking investigation. inside, many of the victims who were the targets of that rampage on saturday night here at the regional hospital. so much, much more to come in the coming days, the coming weeks, only the beginning of this investigation. >> leann gregg, reporting live
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in orlando, thank you very much. >> okay. we'll keep you updated all day long on this still developing story. stay with nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app for up-to-the-minute information. also today, nbc 10's george spencer is live in orlando, tracking the latest developments watch for his reports later today on nbc 10 news beginning at 4:00 p.m. today, thousands of septa riders will be the first to use its brand new system of payment, the septa key. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live at septa headquarters in center city. 10,000 people will get the keys today? >> that's right. they begin selling them at 6:00 this morning. what they're really selling for people is convenience for customers. if you're looking to snag one of these new passes, you'll want to get downç to a main septa statn like this one here at 13th and market. here's a look at the new key pad. and check out how easy it is to buy. just a few simple steps there.
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it's not going to cost you a thing to get the card when you purchase a weekly or monthly pass. today, riders can begin to biweekly passions. next monday, monthly passes will be available for purchase as well. septa says they've been training thousands of employees on the key pads which will make things easier for commuters who no long ver to rely on septa employees to purchase. with this new pass, you'll be able to swipe yourself straight through to get your ride. >> it will offer the opportunity for up to 10,000 customers who ride transit, buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, the market/frankford line, the broad street line, the broad ridge line and the norristown high-speed line to get a septa key card. >> keep in mind, this is just the first phase of the new septa passes. tokens and cash card passes will still be accepted and available
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for purchase. but eventually, the new key passes will be available to all commuters. if you're coming down to purchase one of these new passes, you can do it at 12 different locations. if you find yourself running into any trouble, having any questions, there are going to be specially trained ambassadors here. they're wearing bright blue t-shirts, yellow vests over the top of that. if you find yourself needing help along the way, they'll be there to assist you. reporting live in center city, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> here we go. the sun is up. a but full sunny day ahead. that's a live view from center city. and just like yesterday, we're still getting a good wind blowing. that's that dry air that started to flood into the area yesterday. 90 was the high temperature. that will not be happening today. 63 degrees right now in philadelphia. low 70s at noontime. the winds still blowing this
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afternoon when we peak into the low 80s. the suburbs will see sunny skies, 57 degrees right now. look at that sunshine for the rest of the day and the lehigh valley, still a few scattered clouds here. but sunshine takes over, 63 degrees at 10:00, into the middle 70s at 2:00 and still climbing at that hour. new jersey, plenty of sunshine there, too. 60 degrees, we got sunshine already. the wind will be steady into the afternoon hours. 76 degrees at 2:00, getting a little warmer later in the day. not a big cooldown. because a land breeze. those northwesterly winds will bring in the warmer temperatures, even at the shore. for delaware, stand by for a sunny, nice comfortable day with winds blowing out of the northwest. the humidity stays low all day today. there are changes ahead for the seven-day forecast and beyond. got the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. 5:42 and it's been a couple of hours now since that problem,
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that traffic issue we've had on 476. i think we have good news. i think the lanes are back open. >> good news there, bad news somewhere else, right? >> keeping you on your toes this morning. >> we are starting off on 55 at first, a quickup date, the blue route back open in both directions. no big delays there anymore. definitely something that you need to watch out for over into the right lane, headed southbound around the blue route and baltimore pike. otherwise, traffic moving along just fine. elk township, in new jersey, there is an accident closing route 55ç right now, southboun right around little mill road, exit 43. you can see big delay behind that. reports of the northbound side being closed as well. expect some big delays in both directions, at least for right now. your best bet is to take route 47 which is delsea drive. updates when i come back. about 17 minutes before 6:00 a.m. on this monday morning. an overwhelming response. we'll tell you why so many people lined up to help
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following the terror attack in orlando to the point where officials had to tell them to leave. plus, zafter averted. we'll tell you how tragedy involving the lgbt community could have struck another part of the country yesterday if it wasn't for police.
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welcome back. it's about quarter to 6:00 on your monday morning. the nation is in mourning following the terror in orlando. here's what we know. officials continue to remove bodies from that popular gay nightclub where a gunman killed 50 people and wounded 53 others yesterday morning. police killed the shooter, the fbi is in the process of searching his home in florida. in philadelphia, a candle light vigil in memory of the orlando victims is planned for tonight at city hall at 6:45. in the hours after the orlando shooting, facebook activated its safety check feature. >> that's right. it helps people find out whether friends and loved ones near the scene of a crisis have tagged themselves as safe. it's the first incident in the u.s. where facebook has activated this safety check. people who wanted to help the shooting victims lined up at an orlando food bank. officials say they received such an overwhelming response, they are now asking blood donors to come back over the next several days. the red cross of eastern
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pennsylvania is sending a small number of blood products to support florida hospitals that are caring for shooting victims. >> i'm 0 negative. i felt if i could help out in any way i could, i would. my boyfriend also came with me. >> officials have made a call for people with 0 negative, 0 positive and ab blood types to donate. police arrested a heavily armed man in santa monica, california yesterday. he said he was heading to a gay pride event and wanted to cause harm there. he was carrying guns and bomb-making material. they found other weapons in his vehicles. start authorities say they know of no connection between the arrest and the nightclub shooting in orlando. matt lauer will co-anchor a special edition of the "today" show live from orlando this morning. that's coming up at 7:00, right after "nbc 10 news today."
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chester mayor thaddeus kirkland and police commissioner darren alston will detail the launch of a program later this morning. the justice department is reviewing the police issues of officer-involved shootings and building trust with the community. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 11 minutes before 6:00. we have sunshine and we're going to see a nice break from the heat today. over the weekend, both saturday u but not today with sunny skies and a nice breeze blowing out of the northwest. that is going to continue to5y, keep temperaturesp;rñ cooler to. 82 degrees today is what i'm expecting. expecting the same for tomorrow after that hot weekend. the humidity started dropping over the weekend. the rain will hold off until the end of the week. not going to be sunshine all week. wet weather for monday, tuesday
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and wednesday. for each of our locations, philadelphia, dover, atlantic city and 5&."lentown, the chan for rain goes up significantly for thursday and friday and that's from a system that's way out of the area and you won't have to deal with it today. today we're starting off with winds that have been gusting to more than 25 miles an hour. it's a 16 mile-an-hour breeze right now in philadelphia. it's clearing some clouds out of the area. look at the sunshine in wilmington. that's a live view frombzlzñ fr stadium. the temperatures have cooled into the 50s and 60s. it's near 80 degrees this afternoon. thin clouds will blow out of here. the nice, cool, dry air that came innjyp behind that cold fr you can see it offshore that will stay around for a few days, until the end of the week. that's when you can expect the wet weather. today, low 80s, really low humidity, too, university city, somerton and chestnut hill. see temperatures into the upper 70s and low 80)hóñs. the lehigh valley gets sunshine and near 80 degrees this afternoon.
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a quick warmup for new jersey with sunny skies at the shore. wildwood 75 degrees. it will be up to 78 degrees for linwood and plenty of sunshine for wilmington, dover and lewes. there is wet weather at the end of the week. you'll see it with the ten-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. bill, we'll see you then. shifting gears now to the roads. it's been a busy morning. typically mondays start out busy butrñ maybe not this early on. we have an accident, skyforce 10 over it. jessica boyington, what's the status. >> we are watching elk township for this accident scene on route 55. this is headed southbound where the accident scene has occurred. all lanes are blocked off rightv now. scene that no cars are passing through. northbound lanes are closed right now as well. you can see even a huge backup behind the southbound side of that accident scene. this is around little mill road,
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which is exit 43. going to be a big cleanup there. you can see at the actual accident scene, there were a lot of vehicles involved, debris on the roads as well. we'll have a huge ]÷backup. this is headed southbound. so we are seeing those delays there. and5:ót some of the northbound traffic still moving through the area. they may have just opened up the northbound lanes again. we'll check on that for you. for now, we'll give you alternates. if you take route 55 and head southbound on your mobñígz is take route 47 which is delsea drive by the scene nap is still in the green. give yourself a little bit of extra time. that will start to back up relatively'iquickly. more updates when i'm back in ten. >> jessica, see you then. >> we need your help finding people making a difference in the community. nbc 10 and nbc universal are giving awayen grats to local nonprofits. 21st century solutions. the goal is to support organizations that have new and innovative programs.
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good morning,ióñhxeveryone. jessica boyington with some that is live over top of a scene out in elk township in south jersey on route 55 southbound where we have an accident scene right around little mill road, which is exit ñé@43. all southbound lanes are closed right now. because of this accident. you can see the northbound lanes are moving through. they were closed earlier. they just re-opened. traffic is moving slowly, of course, by the scene northbound. we're seeing the big, major delays headed southbound right now. you can see all traffic at a standstill. we'll help you get around it when i'm back in the 6:00 hour. in philadelphia, the celebration of prideñkóy month n yesterday morning with a moment of silence.
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thousands gathered from center city to penn's landing for the annual pride parade and%"ñ festival. celebration mixed with thoughts about the events in orlando, jordan olestrum made this sign after he heard the news about r.i.p. pulse shooting victims. >> it's horrible. the number of people in it is horrific. i think it's something]wp; we because we have marriage equality doesn't mean that our fight for respect is over.%v >> he said he hopes the philly pride event brings people together to work toward each other's safety and security. just a few minutes before 6:00 a.m. on your monday. today pennsylvania's governor will mark a milestone in the fight against the heroin crisis. governor tom wolf willut announ
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police officers across the state have now saved more than a thousand lives, thanks to the overdose antidote narcan. and we continue to follow the developments in the mass 9 nightclub. >> here's a live pictureç from outside the nightclub where officials are removing]xg bodi and working to identify and contact family members. we'll have a live update and the ?pfuest on the terror in@l]sjzd at the top of the hour.wñ
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