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nbc 10 breaking news. saved from flames. firefighters from chester rescue children and adults after a fire broke out in a home last night. a legal loss for bill cosby's legal team. and was it a tornado in the national weather service will be in cape may county today a after strong storms knocked down trees, tore off roofs and tossed boats around like toys. it's 4:30. 72 degrees outside. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. the storms have moved out but now we're watching fog in some areas. when i say we, i mean meteorologist bill henley. he's here with your first alert neighborhood forecast. a look at conditions right where you live. bill? >> not everybody is going to see fog. it's spotty in west chester county. zero visibility in coatesville. these are live pictures from around the area. we're looking good. mostly clear skies in the lehigh valley. that's brought the temperatures down. a few high clouds remain but other than that, pretty quiet.
philadelphia, there's still scattered clouds overhead. those clouds will thin out. by 9:00, bright sunshine. 75 degrees. and we will see lots of sunshine today. it's going to be a warm summer day, the second full day of summer into the 80s this afternoon. but the humidity is coming down. it's the winds that you'll feel today. it's that dry air that will be rushing into the area. 85 in philadelphia and the suburbs. while it will be in the upper 80s in interior new jersey right along the coast at the shore, 82 degrees this afternoon. those westerly winds heating up the beach today. that's today. there is some wet weather ahead. we'll go through the forecast hour by hour with the latest futurecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington has first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. we're watching mt. laurel, new jersey, route 73 around 295. we're dealing with rolling work crews in the area of the southbound side. one lane is getting by. you can see they have the shoulder in the next centerç le
blocked off with only one lane of traffic moving through, headed southbound. if you're headed towards berlin or voorhees, that's where you're going that way. all northbound lanes open to traffic at least at that spot in mt. laurel, new jersey. be on the lookout at least for construction crews. more construction over in new jersey between route 322 and route 44. construction on the pa turnpike where the right lane is closed between 29 and downingtown headed westbound. no problems with drive times. 23 minutes at the most. eastbound from valley forge to route 1. tracy? we continue to follow breaking news from chester. flames damaged a home overnight and people were trapped on the building's fire escape. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on scene. you've been talking with the people who were in the building while it was on fire. tell us more. >> right, tracy. it woke up a lot of these tenants. they were asleep when the fire started. we are on yarnell street and
west 3rd. five people were rescued, including three young children. see the fire escape? that was a key factor in saving these folks. this started around 12:30 this morning. chester fire telling us there was heavy fire on the second floor when they pulled up. the firefighters say this house has several units, about a half dozen apartments and 12 tenants. those rescued were taken to crozer-chester medical center for observation. one of the tenants told me he was in bed within he heard shouting. >> i looked out the bathroom window, seen the apartment next door on fire. there's a family there of seven next door. so my first instinct was to go try to get them out. i ran next door, was banging on the door to make sure they got out. >> reporter: they got out and the fire is out as well as we take another live look here. one fire truck remains. a lot of the fire crews have left and the roads have re-opened. the red cross were out here a
few minutes ago, helping about a half dozen of those tenant who were forced out of their apartments this morning. the fire marshal is trying to figure out how this started. live in chester, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. as people in cape may county continue to clean up from the damage from last night's storm, the national weather service will try to determine if it was a tornado that was responsible. we just got this up date, 15,000 people are without power. the southern part of the jersey shore took the brunt of the storm. heavy winds ripped part of this roof off. these are the boardwalk condominiums on east 10th avenue. a lot of cleanup here left to do. now let's look at the damage in cape may. fierce winds blew over nearly a dozen boats that were on land at the corinthian yacht club. this small plane was no match
for the strong winds. the plane got tossed around the tarmac and flipped over. no one was inside. and a lot of people send us video of the storm damage where you live by using the free nbc 10 app. it's a great resource to have, especially during the threat of severe weather. in other news now, we have new information in the bill cosby sex assault case. the pennsylvania supreme court is refusing to hear the comedian's appeal. that decision was made on monday. cosby's attorneys wanted the supreme court to dismiss the case. they said former montgomery county d.a. bruce castor promised his office would never prosecute the case. cosby's accused of drugging and moldcting a former temple university employee at his cheltenham township home in 2004. his defense contends it was a consensual relationship. just two days after u.s. senators voted down several gun control measures, a republican senator has a new proposal to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists.
maine senator susan collins is proposing letting federal prosecutors bar guns to two narrow groups, those on the no-fly list and those who can fly but only after intensive screening. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell hasn't said whether there's been a vote on her proposal. pat toomey says he will support the bill. he faced backlash for voting against monday's bills. the measures were designed to keep terrorists from getting guns and expand the background check system. and congressman bob brady is proposing a bill that would prevent a state legislature from overturning a local government's gun control laws. the bill would apply to cities with populations of more than 500,000 people like philadelphia. in 2008, a state court threw out philadelphia ordinances that including limiting gun purchases and banned assault weapons. watch where you swim if you plan a trip to the jersey shore
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good morning, everyone. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington and we're watching 95 right now. this is right around girard avenue. no problems or delays in either direction. as you can see, a 13-minute drive time you're headed southbound, from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, speeds into the 60s there as well. no big problems on 95. we are watching major construction. this is the new jersey turnpike extension headed eastbound. that's just getting off the turnpike between delaware river bridge tolls and the turnpike. the left and center lanes will
be closed there. the burlington bristol is scheduled for an opening in the next five minutes or so. about that time we'll start to see that bridge up and the ben franklin bridge and the tacony palmyra are nice and clear heading over westbound. more updates when i come back in the next ten. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> getting a nice start this morning. cooling down, right now 72 degrees here at nbc 10 at 4:40. sunshine will be nice and bright and the temperatures climb from the 70s into the 80s. still clouds around right now. not tracking any showers in the area. the wind, seven miles an hour at 8:00. look how it increases as we head into the afternoon hours. those northwesterly winds bring the humidity down this afternoon while the temperature will be warming up, 85 degrees at 2:00. scattered clouds, mostly sunshine for the suburbs. 66 degrees right now. there are some areas of fog. the fog will disappear.
76 degrees by 10:00, into the 80s this afternoon. the winds will be picking up in the lehigh valley, too. a few clouds around right now, no sign of showers. they'll be out of here by 8:00. the temperatures into the 60s, then 70s and 80s for the afternoon. plenty of sunshine for new jersey, too. 84 degrees at noontime. 84 with the northwesterly winds at 2:00 this afternoon. a few clouds to start with at the shore, but no showers. those clouds thin out. 77 degrees at 10:00. because this is a land breeze today, that warm air coming across, the land will reach the coast, into the 80s this afternoon. 2:00, bright sunny skies and 83 degrees. you'll feel the humidity dropping even at the shore this afternoon. for delaware, a few clouds remain. no showers this morning. none during the day either. bright, sunny skies. 78 degrees. 10 mile-an-hour wind at 10:00 this morning. a 14 mile-an-hour wind and into
the 80s at lunch time, middle to upper 80s this afternoon. dry conditions today. but if you've been watching the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen, one seven day for each part of our area, you can see there is wet weather ahead. it returns tomorrow. closer look at that when i come back in ten minutes. tracy? >> we'll see you then, thank you. 4:42. the war of wards is on between hillary clinton and donald trump. the big issue is the economy. >> hillary clinton's only right about one thing, i understand debt and how to handle it. >> we can't let him bankrupt america like we are one of his failed casinos. >> next, hear more from the candidates and see how philadelphia mayor jim kenney took a social media swipe at donald trump. also next, danger in the water. see where these invasive jellyfish were just spotted and hear why environmental experts are concerned.
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happening today, the staff for the upcoming democratic national convention officially moves into the wells fargo center. they had had offices in center city. here's a live look at the center in philadelphia. the convention runs june 25th through the 28th. hillary clinton will be on capitol hill this morning. the presumptive democratic nominee will meet with house democratic leaders and then they were address the news media. nbc 10's vai sikahema is in our digital operations center with more on the candidates' schedule today. vai? >> good morning, tracy. after spending the morning in washington, secretary clinton will head to north carolina where she's scheduled to appear at a rally in raleigh. she blasted the gop's presumptive nominee donald trump. during a speech on economics, clinton trashed trump's tax policies and business record. she even took aim at trump for going into bankruptcy with four of his corporations. she warned supporters, if elected president, trump would devastate the auto industry, stock prices and family savings
nls we can't let him bankrupt america like we are one of his failed casinos. >> trump fired back on instagram. he accused clinton of being complicit with president obama and growing the nation's debt. and he defended how he's handled his business finances. >> hillary clinton's only right about one thing. i understand debt and how to handle it. i've made a fortune with debt. debt for this country is a disaster and obama has piled it on and she's been there watching. >> trump is trailing hillary clinton on fund-raising. by the way, he entered june with just over a million dollars in his campaign coffers.ç meanwhile, hillary clinton has $42 million on happen in hers. philadelphia mayor jim kenney weighed in on twitter on donald trump's financial past, he tweeted trump sucked every nickel out of atlantic city, klee clai declared bankruptcy and left
town. donald trump will hold a fund-raiser in new york as he chases the cash he needs for the general election campaign. on the heels of firing corey lewandowski yesterday, he's named four senior aides, including a new digital director and veteran operative to head up his political team. i'm live in the digital operations center, vai sikahema, nbc 10 news. i'll join you in the studio at the top of the hour, tracy. >> thanks, see you then. two philadelphia men are behind bars after police stopped them and found more than 900 pounds of marijuana. both of these men were arrested on 95 monday night. they face several charges, including unlawful transportation of marijuana. this picture shows how massive the haul was. you can see box upon box, stacked full, wrapped up of marijuana. police pulled over the men on northbound exit ramp from i-95 to route 279 in cecil
county. officers suspected something. they called on a canine sniffing dog who alerted them to the drug. 4:48. we have new information on a dangerous kind of jellyfish that's started to invade barnegat bay. the jellyfish are multiplying. they found dozens of the creatures so far this week. a jellyfish stung a swimmer, putting him in the hospital for two days. while the invasive creatures have been in the bays, they have not been found off ocean beaches. let's check the conditions along the schuylkill expressway. jessica boyington has that. jessica? >> yes, tracy. there is an accident here around the vine street expressway, headed eastbound. some lane restrictions there. it's over into the shoulder. traffic still moving through the area as you can see. no big delays or backups.
with police activity on the scene, there is a slow down by there. but again, the schuylkill expressway headed eastbound just past the vine street expressway. if you typically take the vine street expressway, the construction is clear this morning. it cleared about an hour ahead of schedule. westbound and eastbound is both open between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. no problems there. the blue route looks great also with drive times of 15 minutes in both directions north or south from 95 to the schuylkill expressway. speeds are still into the 60s. we're in the process of that scheduled opening for the burlington bristol that was scheduled for 4:45. we'll have updates of course on when that goes back down and that accident on the schuylkill when i come back. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 11 minutes before 5:00. drying out at the shore. no rain here. stl still a few clouds overhead in wildwood, new jersey. all that moisture yesterday producing fog in coatesville. most of the rest of the area is
fog free, with a couple exceptions. very light fog in blue bell. so the south, just under two-mile visibility in millville and two-mile visibility in wilmington. that is light fog there. the temperatures in the 60s and 70s will warm into the upper 80s this afternoon. it's going to be a warm summer ç day. any fog around in wilmington this morning, doesn't look foggy in this view from frawley stadium. any of that fog with a little bit of a warmup will quickly disappear. we'll see that fog thin out. a bright, sunny, beautiful summer day today. warm? yes. the humidity will be coming down. upper 80s for university city in somerton. doylestown 85 degrees. look at the sunshine for the lehigh valley. new jersey, upper 80s, bright, sunny skies for glassboro and vineland. atlantic city 89 degrees this afternoon. usually you can count on the shore for cooler temperatures. with westerly and northwesterly winds coming in off of the land, that will keep the temperatures warm even on the beach. in delaware, wilmington will
warm to 87 degrees, just a few scattered clouds. 88 degrees in dover today. nice and clear. there it is, wilmington, no sign of any thick clouds overhead. just a few light clouds for the north this morning. those won't be an issue. sunny skies today. this is what i'm watching for tomorrow. look at those showers and thunderstorms. that is potentially our weathermaker for tomorrow. the futurecast shows those storms firing up over the next 24 hours. and early tomorrow morning they'll start moving into western pennsylvania, arriving in here first thing tomorrow morning. and with clouds, showers and a chance of some thunderstorms, the potential for heavy downpours into the afternoon. that will make for a cooler day tomorrow. but potentially stormy. not today, though. sunny skies, lower humidity. 88 degrees this afternoon. tomorrow, 82 with the showers and thunderstorms moving through and then they're done by friday and the weekend, we're on track for a beautiful summer weekend.
saturday 88 degrees. it will be hot on sunday, 90 degrees. and that hot weather continues into monday. but then here comes more wet weather. that will drop the temperatures some on tuesday, more so on wednesday. wednesday afternoon, 85 degrees. then into the 80s again on thursday and friday with a chance of more storms. tracy? now from our delaware bureau. people living in new castle finally have their own grocery store again. a brand new superg market opened yesterday along route 9 near the delaware memorial bridge. this fills a void for thousands of people after two supermarkets closed last november. even though it wasn't quite ready, they opened early because their customers needed a place to shop. >> the community has been begging for a store to be open. so we made the decision to go ahead and open the store, get an early preview and work things out as we go. >> many people in this area rely on public transportation. before the store opened yesterday, their closest grocery
store was almost four miles away in wilmington. happening today, swimming season officially begins at philadelphia's public schools. this afternoon, mayor jim kenney will help open the city's pools for this summer 2016 season. all of the city's more than 70 public pools will be open by july 1st. we continue to follow breaking news from chester. firefighters rescued children and adults from a house fire overnight. next in a live report, we take you back to the scene for an update on how they're doing. also next, not just another book. hear why children's hospital of philadelphia is celebrating a milestone donation.
we are losing part of the shoulder and maybe a little bit of the right lane. all traffic still moving through. we'll have updates in case anything changes when i come back in the 5:00 hour. four minutes before 5:00 right now. uber says it will agree to let new jersey's attorney general decide how to do criminal background checks on its drivers. uber had threatened to leave the state if lawmakers required drivers to be fingerprinted. the company says fingerprint background checks are flawed and incomplete. a spokesperson for the attorney general's office said the bill is under review and will not say if the attorney general will require specifically fingerprints. new jersey governor chris christie is pushing for equal funding for every student across the state. christie announced a plan that would distribute aid equally to students in the state's 600 school districts. >> in newark right now they spend $750 million a year on
education that yields a 69% graduation rate. think they could spend 350 million and get a 69% graduation rate. >> the proposal is calleden constitutional and harmful to the state's most vulnerable children. children's hospital of philadelphia celebrating a milestone. it's 1 millionth book donation. the hospital's reach out and read program presented that 1 millionth book to 3-year-old ashton witherspoon of west philadelphia. they give donated books to children undergoing treatment. a philadelphia 76ers have a top pick in tomorrow night's nba draft. you've been talking about that. >> yes, we have. all signs point to them taking lsu forward ben simmons and the young man had an early taste of the national spotlight just last night. >> please welcome the best 19-year-old on the planet, ben simmons, everybody. >> how about that introduction? >> that's a nice introduction. >> simmons was a guest on "the
tonight show" starring jimmy fallon last night. he talked about the excitement of possibly being the first overall pick. fallon treated him to a cheese steak. he asked simmons about growing up in australia and coming to the u.s. >> what made you want to move here? >> the level of competition out here is much higher than back home. i figured i wanted to play against the best and be the best. america is the spot for that. >> i like that answer. i like that answer. >> you're easy to get on board. simmons already signed a multimillion dollar endorsement deal with nike. there are reports that the sixers have already told his people he'll be the number one pick. he also sent out on instagram a picture of himself wearing a sixers uniform with the words "trust the process." >> all right. >> maybe he'll follow you the way lebron does on twitter. go figure. lebron follows her.
you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. >> nbc 10 breaking news. >> that breaking news on nbc 10, a fire rips through this home in delaware county and forces crews to rescue five people, including three kids. we're live on the scene with details on that fire and other victims involved. >> did a tornado hit cape may county? that's what officials at the national weather service will decide today after taking a look at the damage that hit our area, we'll show you some of the worst hit spots. school's out. today is the last day of school in philadelphia but a big decision still has to be made this summer when it comes to the community schools initiative. we'll tell you what the district has to do before the fall. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it is 5:00 a.m., 72 degrees outside. storms have moved out. let's get you updated on what's to come with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill? >> tracy, we're see something
clouds in the area. the clouds are starting to break in the lehigh valley. that's the view from easton. 73 degrees with some sunshine at 8:00. at 11:00, 81 degrees. the wind is going to really be picking up. right now it's out of the southwest at 7 miles an hour in philadelphia. it will be shifting that will clear the clouds that are still over the city right now. cloudy and 71 degrees. at this hour, 71 at 7:00 but we'll see some sunshine. look at the quick warmup, near 80 degrees. that's at 10:00 this morning. it will be a warm summer day today. but as the day goes on, the winds pick up and the humidity will be coming down. check this out. no sign of any wet weather today. 88 this afternoon in philadelphia. 88 for interior new jersey and at the shore, 82 degrees with bright sunshine today. we'll go through the forecast hour by hour ben i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington right now with your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. we're watching the schuylkill expressway. that accident scene we were just talking about a couple minutes ago has cleared out o