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. >> i'm rosemary connors. it's starting to feel warm and humid. we know the rain is coming. >> what a great day yesterday but showers are in the area. bill henley has the forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning, chris. if you're getting ready to move out the door don't forget your umbrella. showers moving through philadelphia later this morning and into the afternoon hours. before they get here it's mild. 60 degrees in philadelphia. look at the shower activity now in the allentown area into the pocono mountains. lancaster and parts of westchester county. nottingham getting a little bit of rain. pottstown getting showers and wilmington. wet weather on the way. we'll see clouds in philadelphia at 6:00. 59 degrees. at 9:00 the rain will be moving through but it should be tapering off right around midday in philadelphia. still falling in delaware and south jersey. by 1:00 in the afternoon, 60
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degrees. we go through it hour by hour the future weather when i'm back in ten. let's see where the rain is affecting traffic. katy zachry. >> good morning, katy. i stole some of your radar to put it on our roads map and show you that the rain as you said is affecting things up in the lehigh valley, montgomery and chester county. this is up in allentown area. i-70 at route 222. not affecting things up in that stretch. just something for you to take into consideration as you're headed out the door. in philadelphia the vine street expressway eastbound there was a closure between midnight and it lifted at 5:00 a.m. it was between the schuylkill and the exit to broad street. that's clearing now. taking a look at some of our pennsylvania majors, 76 95 496, the typical trouble spots that we will see are all free and clear of any issues and drive times are good. chris. new overnight.
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people are looking for the person who attacked a 56-year-old man slashes his head and face. this happened in north philadelphia. the man is in the hospital right now. we're still working to find out the motive behind the attack. a woman and her young son are still in critical condition this morning. we just checked with police on their condition. this is after a hit and run in philadelphia's kensington neighborhood last night. sky force 10 was over that scene on mascher street. a car hit mother and child and kept going. they're in critical condition. this surveillance video shows the white what is believed to be a nissan that went through there. police are investigating a hit and run that killed a child in front of witnesses that tried to help but could not save the little boy. witnesses say the boy was carrying a toy as he crossed the street.
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surveillance video captured a black suv that police say hit the child. you see it on the right side of your screen there. the impact threw the boy 20 feet. the vehicle kept going. bystanders say the mother ran to the boy just after the accident. >> horrible to watch. she was crying. crying for the baby's name. it was so horrible. >> police say they're searching for a black suv, possibly a ford edge. a woman was driving at the time. now to the political chaos in one delaware county community. police had to step in to break up shouting matches outside of colwyn borough hall last night after council officials officially fired the borough manager. plenty of fireworks in colwyn. >> reporter: if you're looking for fireworks, head over to city hall in colwyn. this was in response to the firing of manager paula brown.
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very controversial there. "nbc 10" investigators were the first to show you the chaos that happened last thursday. last night they reaffirmed the decision to let brown go as a cost-saving measure. >> eliminated the borough job to cut spending. >> that speaks volumes that they are not confident enough to run a government. the governor needs to come down here. somebody needs to come down here. >> reporter: also last night the council president authorized the locks of the borough hall to come down and change the locks. they're expected to be at borough hall at 9:00 this morning. paula brown for her part said she'll be there to pick up her belongings and papers she expects to give to the da.
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live in the digital operations area i'm vai sikahema. police are involving a crash involving a car and motorcycle in camden county. it happened on black wood clem mon ton road in gloucester township. also in camden county sky force 10 is over a shooting on van buren street around 10:30 last night. a woman believed to be in her late 20s was shot twice. no word yet on her condition. police are searching for the shooter. investigators in delaware are working to find the cause of this fire in new castle. two people went to christiana hospital for smoke inhalation. crews quickly stopped the flames. 5:05. happening today leaders in chester county may sign off on a controversial plan that would bring a gas pipeline through a
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crowded community. sunoco wanted to build a pump station. neighbors fought the plan over safety concerns. sunoco is going to revise their current plan. tonight the board will share more information with people at westchester high school. there is a vigil for a cumberland county man who was killed during a crime spree 1 year ago. he was killed after a fight and home invasion were led to two shootings. the family is holding a vigil. they will announce a reward for any information leading to an arrest. the montgomery county man who was sentenced to death for the murders of a 10-month-old baby and her grand mother wants
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to be executed immediately. he said he's not happy with his attorneys and had rather be executed now than seeking a new trial. last october a jury convicted him. killings during a botched killing plot. prosecutors say he had gambling debt and was trying to kidnap the baby for ransom. a judge sentenced him to die by lethal injection. today pennsylvania lawmakers will take up a reform bill designed to lower property taxes all across the state. the bill would raise personal income and sales tax rates. the bill's sponsor says homeowners could eventually see a 40 to o 60% savings. they will hold a hearing on the bill from harrisburg. new castle county will open its first fusion center. it's an upgrade on dupont highway in new castle.
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they can track crime and handle emergencies. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 8:00 after 5:00. rain is moving in the area. tracking showers. light showers. maybe heavy downpours that could lead to localized flooding. you could see steadier rainfall topping an inch of rain until it's out of here later on today. sunshine returns tomorrow with the warmup. today we are starting ofl warmer but rain falling in the pocono mountains. 50 degrees. 60s. clouds over atlantic city. you can see a rainy view from blue mountains, pocono mountains. sunshine is on hold for our area today. boat house row is all lit up and waiting for the rain.
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allentown seeing light rain. bucks county and rain drops in sparksburg. it has a little bit of light rain along with reading. an umbrella a good idea. not a lot of rain for philadelphia. that line will move through. that's where we'll see the heavier rainfall totals. by 9:00 this morning still steady. rain from pennsylvania and into philadelphia. 61 degrees at 9:00. by that hour could be tapering off in the allentown area and just some spotty showers in south jersey and into wilmington, light rainfall. that line moves through the late morning and early afternoon hours. by 1:00 in the afternoon may be drying out with some breaks of sun in allentown. that will allow temperatures to lower in the 60ed. so umbrella's a great idea.
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you won't need your sunglasses today. 60s. cooler with clouds in place. the weekend, might be a few showers to start with on saturday but a nice warmup saturday afternoon. 70 degrees with local sunshine later on saturday. sunshine. 66 degrees sunday. full forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. thanks bill. at 10 minutes after 5:00 let's get a check of the roads. >> yeah "nbc 10's" katy zachry is watching up. are you seeing anything pop up? >> not too many problems but wet roads for people in the lehigh valley. bill mentioned that. live look at 78 on the lehigh valley. light rain in the lehigh valley as they are in parts of the chester county and moving into montgomery county. montgomery county there's an accident at 422 westbound, the ramp as you exit off and make your way off of egypt road.
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the ben the betsy, the walt area bridges are looking good. mass transit at this early hour is running on or close to schedule. >> thanks, katy. it's already a blow to people trying to struggle to make ends meet. matt delucia is looking at the end of foot stamp cuts in our area. >> reporter: what happens when food stamps don't go far enough? people dealing with a growing problem in the garden state. that's next. while a new candidate joins the race for the white house, another gets ready to hit the campaign trail. we'll take a look at how the presidential election is shaping up.
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5:14 this morning. look at all the green. meteorologist bill henley tells us the lehigh valley is starting to see some rain in philadelphia. it will arrive by mid morning. today people in south jersey will voice their concerns over recent cuts and proposed cuts to the state's food stamp program. "nbc 10's" matt delucia is live in camden. matt, you spoke with somebody who's working on the front lines of the hunger issue. >> reporter: that's right, rosemary. nearly one in ten residents in new jersey depends on food stamp. the program tells me people are
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trying to find other ways to eat. thousands of pounds of food leave these doors every day. at the food bank of south jersey they're trying to end hunger but lately it's hard. >> the direct effect is the less they can purchase through the snap program, the more they need to rely on us. >> reporter: within the past year the food bank estimates 160,000 new jersey residents lost about $90 a month in food stamps. where do they go if they can't get enough food? >> there's a lot of new faces. >> reporter: they go to foot pan tris. rosa pena has seen it go from bad to worse. >> to be honest i have no idea how they are feeding their family at the end of the day when we can't supply what they need. >> reporter: they can't supply what people need because they run out. more demand means less food to go around and now more cuts are proposed to the snap program
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nationwide and that is unacceptable to rosa. >> i hear stuff on the news there's a lot of hunger here new jersey. we have to take care of this one before we try to fix something else. >> reporter: how do you change that perception? >> i think it starts with understanding the numbers and knowing that there are people in need out there and that need is growing. >> reporter: and the food bank and many churches in our area heavily rely on donations. the snap benefits help. for now the people you heard from want politicians to do more. live in camden i'm matt delucia. delaware residents who receive food stamps are getting help through a new government program designed to put them into a position where they won't need assistance. the u.s. department of agriculture has a new program training workers matching them
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with employers. the $19 million program will help people who are already receiving benefits. campaign 2016 hillary clinton is taking her campaign to iowa. she is taking the low key approach traveling in a van trying to avoid the perception that her nomination is anything but guaranteed. she tweeted these two pictures. she had the chicken bowl with guacamole. she'll be appearing at small events in her two-day swing through iowa. we spoke to senator chris coombs of delaware about whether he'll support secretary clinton. >> she'll prove to have good and strong ideas for strengthening our economy and for making america stronger and if she were the nominee of the democratic party she would have my support. >> now the white house has said president obama will not formally endorse clinton any time soon.
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he's reportedly staying out of it for now because other friends of his may run. vice president joe biden considering a possible run. on the republican side. marco rubio officially launched his presidential campaign in his hometown of miami. the first term senator declared himself a new generation candidate. his cuban parents worked as a bartender and 345id. rubio said we need new leaders with new ideas. >> before us is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of america but we can't do that without looking at the paths. we must change the leaders that are making the decisions. >> rubio joins ted cruz of texas and rand paul of kentucky. at 5:18 on this tuesday, let's get a check of the traffic. >> "nbc 10" katy zachry is
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watching the maps and watching the rain. >> i'm watching bill's maps because he's been telling us rain is moving into the area. i do know how to spell lehigh. that is a quick spelling area. as we pull our camera out, this is from i-78 right at lehigh street. where you can see evidence from the roadways there, that rain is moving in as it is in parts of montgomery and chester county. be aware if you're headed out. montgomery county, the only accident we've been following throughout the morning. 422 westbound. there's an accident there. we've been calling to find out if it has cleared. i'll let you know when it has. it's not tying up anything in the area. drive times along 76 between the vine and the blue route looking really good. 12 minutes in both directions. can't beat that. moving into new jersey a look at your majors 295, the turnpike and 42 freeway, all free and clear of any accidents.
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now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes after 5 clrk:00 and rain is moving towards philadelphia. cloudy skies and temperatures that are warm. 60 degrees. 15 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. cape may, you have to wait a while for the rain. once it moves in you can see the heavier rain today. steadier rainfall is moving into chester, upper montgomery and bucks county. reading and allentown. light rain for reading and more moderate showers into the pocono mountains. not looking at an all day rainfall and not a lot of rain for the area. by 8:00 in the morning, .1 of an inch on the ground. close to a quarter inch in philadelphia and wilmington. right around 1/4 inch. the heavier rain will happen during the afternoon and early
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evening hours. could see half an inch and more is possible in cape may. grab your rain gear. clouds in philadelphia. rain will be falling at 10:00. the last few showers around midday in the city but it will continue into delaware and south jersey. come town sunshine. it's back. look at the uppers. into the 70s like what we saw yesterday. thursday little bit cooler. partly cloudy skies 65 degrees. upper 60s. near 70 on friday. there's a chance we'll see showers on friday and a chance some will continue into saturday morning. breaks of sunshine on saturday and temperatures turning a bit cooler with cloudy skies sunday and monday. struggling to breathe because his head was pressed into the sand. coming up in the next half hour we'll hear from the man who was beaten by sheriff's deputies in a california desert. the one thing that kept running
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through his head. >> name that bottle. i can't. coke is bringing back popular packaging. the label they hope everyone will want to get their hands on this summer.
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. the american heart administration has issued new recommendations for wellness programs. there are incentives for employees to improve their heart health. researchers have found many companies haven't implemented clear criteria. they suggest a system based on seven standards, smoking,
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physical activity weight diet blood pressure cholesterol and blood sugar. if you miss seeing your first name on a bottle of coke you may get another chance. landon doughty is here to explain with this morning's cnbc business news. tell us about it. >> rosemary i look for my name every single time. coke is bringing back its popular share a coke. featuring people's first names on the labels. coke is hoping younger consumers will flood social media. soda sales are declining, coke saw the biggest year over year growth of the 20 ounce package. on wall street futures went to a higher open. stocks closed at the lows of the session. as investors begin to from the time about earning season.
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17.977. the nasdaq is slipping to 4988. landon doughty with cnbc thank you for the update. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. >> cloudy over philadelphia. rain is already falling in reading and allentown and into chester, montgomery, and bucks county. southerly winds keeping us warm. 60 degrees at 5:26. a chillier afternoon with rain moving through the area. some spots will see some heavier downpours today. i'm jesse gary live outside the hospital for children. a 2-year-old inside fighting for his life after a hit-and-run accident. his mother also injured. the latest on the story coming up after the break.
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this is "nbc 10 news." two hit and runs just minutes apart. in one case one boy is dead and the other, a mother and her toddler are fighting for their lives. and small town big drama. after a closed door meeting the colwyn colwyn borough manager is gone. we are tracking rain. the wet weather is starting to move in. you want the umbrella but you can probably leave the coat at
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home. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm chris cato. meteorologist bill henley is in with his forecast. it's not raining here, right? >> no not yet. maybe we'll open the ceiling. we don't have rain in philadelphia yet. parts of the area are seeing light rain. grab an umbrella. it's raining now. in the pocono mountains, that's a live view from camelback. light, steady rain. radar, light rain is moving into our area this morning. just light rain for chester county, lancaster county west cowan. clouds are over the city. by 10:00 the rain is falling. 59 degrees. the last few showers will be moving through philadelphia at 1:00 but the rain will still be co

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