tv NBC 10 News Today at 500a NBC April 21, 2015 5:00am-5:31am EDT
ead out the door this morning. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm rosemary connors. you may need the umbrella for a little while this morning. meteorologist bill henley tells us to get the sunglasses, right, bill? >> the umbrella right now if you're leaving the house. still some showers in the area. if you wait a short time we'll see the rain come to an end. the clouds over center city those will be clearing. the steadier rain in new jersey moving towards burlington county. there are heavy downpours off to the north and west moving to northern berks county passing maiden creek right now. still some showers in the immediate philadelphia area. the heavier downpours pushing out of bucks county into mercer county currently. so stand by. a little bit of rain left over. none of the big storms that we saw overnight. those have already moved off shore. and the temperatures hovering near 60 degrees for the next few hours. sunshine will break through by 1:00 this afternoon. 63 degrees as the winds kick in.
your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes to show you where sunglasses will be needed first. right now, let's get a first alert traffic update with jessica boyington. good morning, jessica. >> good morning, bill. good morning, everyone. not dealing with a whole lot of volume. it's still early. what we are dealing with is wet roadways and slick conditions. westbound no problem. the roadways are looking a little bit damp. you can see our drive times are still running. westbound on the 95 to the schuylkill expressway a 3-minute trip there. new jersey in glassboro dealing with a gas main break. been out there since 4:30. all lanes are closed. you want to take 55 to get by. additionally we're having no problems for most of the bridges. no problems for the betsy or the walt. we are dealing with construction heading eastbound to new jersey making the speed down to 35 miles per hour this morning. now let's get you back to
that breaking news we're following out of montgomery county. crews have evacuated penndot's district office in king of prussia following an early-morning fire. "nbc 10's" matt delucia just arrived on scene. matt, what can you tell us? >> reporter: rosemary, i spoke to the fire chief out here. let knee get out of the way. the situation is clearing up. what i'm told is there was a small electrical fire on the second floor of this penndot building and it started in a mechanical room. there's a lot of smoke that was caused as a result. some workers were in here. now i'm being told they were allowed to go back inside and re-evaluate. inside the building they handle the traffic control systems where they manage and monitor all the traffic throughout the region out here. i'm told by the fire chief out here that that system was affected because of what
happened out here this morning. again, you're going to see some of these fire trucks moving out of the area. the fire is out and they're trying to get everything back up and running. the lights that you see on in the building, they're running off of backup power. i'm told they're working to get that traffic monitoring system back up and running. we're going to stay out here and keep an eye on the situation. for the time being i'm told that the workers are right now just going inside and trying to see the damage that was caused as a result of the fire. the traffic center wasn't affected by the foo iritself. again, it was very small, contained to the mechanical room. the overall impact is being felled at this hour. for now live in king of prussia i'm matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." thank you, matt. today vice president joe biden will be in philadelphia to talk about energy issues at pico headquarters. this is the vice president's second visit to philadelphia. he'll be touring pico facilities
alongside the secretary of energy.gm today the mother of a disabled man will be in court. nyia parler will be in court for an extradition hearing. she left her 21-year-old quadriplegic son in cobbs creek woods. her son has cerebral palsy and cannot communicate. a passerby found him five days after he was dumped there. he's now recovering. philadelphia police tell us they plan to charge parler with attempted murder. a philadelphia day care worker will stand trial today accused of leaving five children locked inside a running car while she went shopping. karen thompson is charged with child endangerment. she left the kids 6 months to 9
years old alone while she went into the shop right. another shopper heard the children crying and called the police. investigators say they were in the car for 30 minutes but nobody was seriously hurt. and we have new information this morning about a washington township police officer fighting to get back on the force. this after officer joseph dubuonoventure was cleared. first all charges against moriarity were cleared a year after his arrest. last month a jury acquitted the officer of any misconduct. he is currently suspended without pay. his lawyer is arguing the suspension is unlawful. the cumberland county prosecutor's office is investigating the a refs -- arrest of a millville officer who is in charge of the department. investigators say the officer
was pulling out of sideline sports bar sunday night when he collided with another car. nobody was injured in the crash but officers say that he failed a field sobriety test. >> has to face the consequences like everybody else. >> they're regular people too. sometimes we make mistakes. >> the lieutenant had been a spokesman for the police force and then more recently he was the ranking officer in charge of the department after the retirement of millville's police chief. this is not the only negative attention surrounding the department. a woman has started an online petition calling on the department of justice to investigate three police departments in cumberland county. the other are vineland and richmond. this comes after several police involved deaths. we've reached out to the cumberland county prosecutor's office but have not heard back yet. >> soccer player is facing rape
charges. paul defeo went back to the accuser's home. that's when he sexually assaulted her. he is charged with rape and strangulation. in philadelphia police say a woman walking to her car in the fishtown section of the city was robbed and raped over the weekend. the woman told police two men stole her purse around midnight saturday and planned to shoot her if she fought back. police say the attackers then took her to an alley and assaulted her. there have been no arrests. and for the "nbc 10" delaware bureau wilmington officers say they have made 63 arrests. this includes a man in wilmington arrested for a murder in puerto rico. wilmington police need to build better relationships in the community to get crimes solved. they are seeing an uptick in the number of tips coming through. >> we have received tips which
provided detectives information to follow up upon. >> there have been ten deadly shootings in wilmington so far this year. they've made arrests in three of those cases. this morning all seven candidates in the race for philadelphia mayor will participate in a forum about affordable housing. i'll be moderating the event. it's hosted by the philadelphia council for community advancement. i'll ask the candidates about real estate tax reform and the decline of homeownership and neighborhood development. the candidates have been busy. last night they met at the free library of philadelphia to talk about technology and entrepreneurship. that was part of philly tech week presented by comcast the parent company of "nbc 10." there are six democrats in the race for mayor. lynn abraham, doug oliver milton street and anthony hardy williams. that's exactly four weeks away. the one republican in the race is melissa murray bailey. the general election is november
3rd. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> getting a stormy start this morning with showers and some thunderstorm activity overnight. those storms though are pushing out of here. sunshine will be taking over today. you'll definitely need your sunglasses during the day today. right now clouds and still a few rain drops in the area. the heavy showers and thunderstorms have already come to an end. we are tracking a few showers. the last stragglers. the wind will be picking up helping to push the clouds out of here. it will shape up to be a pretty nice day. still some rain in reading. 5 degrees and warmer this morning in spied of the rain. light rain wilmington is 58 degrees with cloudy skies. you can see the clouds over center city while the wind takes a break at "nbc 10" studios. the wind will be picking up. that will help us out.
a couple of showers north and west for alan town and some moderate showers in burlington county. pemberton is seeing light rainfall and that rain is not going to last much longer. it's already clearing delaware this morning. stand by for temperatures to climb into the 50s for the pocono mountains. you'll see sunshine a few scattered clouds to start with. more and more sunshine for allentown and quaker town. sunny skies with trenton, mount holly all at the 60s. the 60s at the shore for atlantic city cape may, dover, vineland. we'll start with clouds where you'll see more and more sunshine for drexel hill swedesboro up to 67. 66 degrees for wilmington. seven day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. ten minutes after 5:00 on this tuesday. going to be a little bit messy
out there this morning but should improve as people get up. >> jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center helping you navigate your way to work and school. >> that's true. you know we're doing okay though so far. a lot of the majors aren't dealing with a lot of volume just wet roadways. you are seeing accident out of 95 southbound around cottman avenue restricting a rnt lane as well. we'll keep you updated on that. as we head to the schuylkill expressway, no problems around montgomery drive. only 12 minutes and the same if you're headed eastbound in the opposite directs. as we head on to new jersey in glassboro, we're still dealing with a gas main break on 322. you want to take route 55 to get on by because all lanes are closed. back to you at the desk. >> thanks for that jessica. three hit and runs in a matter of days. this morning "nbc 10" is getting answers about how often crimes like this happen in philadelphia. sharing his story. we'll tell you what devon still
some underground cables need to be replaced. 24 customers still without power. the impact damaged a few businesses and rattled residents. we'll hear from them coming up in our next half hour. >> hands up. >> don't shoot. >> hands up. >> don't shoot. >> in maryland protesters marched down the streets of baltimore yesterday demanding answers from the city's police force. they're angered and frustrated by the death of a man who died on sunday, one week after his spine was fractured while in police custody. the arrest was caught on cell phone video and the police commissioner said it's unclear why freddy graves was stopped. the commissioner has ordered an immediate review of policies. this morning we're getting our first look of the woman who ran down a romantic rival in an intentional hit and run in philadelphia. this is precious coleman charged with attempted murder and
aggravated assault. coleman was behind the wheel of the white suv when she deliberately hit beatrice spence in knightstown. spence lost her leg. the two women were fighting over the same man. "nbc 10" asked police about the recent rash of hit-and-run cases in the city. when compared to last year the numbers don't look good. they say in 2014 there were 5 hit and runs that killed pedestrians and this year we've already reached that number. one of the victims last week david alsea was killed in kensington. he was laid to rest yesterday. the owners of the car that hit him live in central pennsylvania. they tell police the family member had borrowed their vehicle when the boy was struck. that same day 4-year-old latif wilson was hit and killed by another driver in kingsessing. they found the suv involved in that crash. the driver has a lawyer and is expected to surrender but hasn't
done so yet. authorities in delaware county have a new tool to fight drug addiction but say more needs to be done to combat the growing problem. upper darby police said they have saved nearly a dozen lives by administering the drug narcan. it stops the effects of an overdose. as of monday 39 people in delaware county have been saved thanks to narcan. the next step is additional funding for treatment. devon still will speak to a group of high school students in philadelphia today. they're taking part in the annual american association for cancer research meeting at the pennsylvania convention center. still is originally from wilmington and he made headlines last year when his daughter leah was diagnosed and treated for cancer. today the mayor of trenton is asking city residents to clean up. about 2,000 people have already volunteered to help with the 28th annual cumulative clean community litter march.
this event comes one day before earth day. the u.s. environmental protection agency is introducing a state of the art park bench at independence national historic park in philadelphia today. the epa says the interactive pashlg park bench has a built in monitoring station that measures air quality. it's a unique way to get the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and their weather information. all right. 5:18. time to get another check of your traffic as you head out the door to school or work. >> jessica, a few things popping up out there. we're dealing with some major road flooding out in new jersey on route 130 which is closing it in both directions around brook lawn. we'll keep you updated on that as that is a major closure for the morning. 95 around cottman avenue we are getting word of an accident in the southbound lanes taking out one lane. we don't have it in our camera. i wanted to show you beyond the
accident scene so that you can see that there's no volume in the area and all lanes are moving fine. headed southbound woodhaven road to the vine street expressway only about a 13 minute trip. the pa turnpike drive times looking just fine. the roadways are damp 23 westbound and the opposite direction only 1 minute. good luck on the pa turnpike. now your "nbc 10" weather with bill henley. >> storms moving out. you see the clouds in place over the city. those clouds will be thinning out. right now light rain at philadelphia international. 59 degrees. we're getting a warmer start. it's seven degrees warmer right now than it was yesterday at this time. most the day is going to be completely dry. a few showers in the boat house row area have tapered off. most of the rest of the area seeing much less rain than we did earlier. a bit of fog in the wake of the rain overnight but improving
conditions in mount pocono. the visibility was down to 1/4 mile. now it is a mile and a quarter. fog shouldn't be an issue for the rest of the area. last few showers moving through burlington county. heavy rainfall and light rain into atlantic county gloucester camden. the allentown area just to the northwest of allentown moving towards lehigh a moderate shower there. light rain for allentown not going to last the day. in fact there's the tail end of this wet weather. just a few sprinkles moving through d.c. and heading towards baltimore. behind those sprinkles clearing skies. we'll see lots of sunshine today but tomorrow we'll look to the north. this big storm over canada will spin showers after noon. it's coming from canada so it will drive the temperatures down. today, clearing skies and lots
of sunshine. keep an umbrella ready for tomorrow. 68 afternoon showers and a chance of a thunderstorm. here comes that cooler weather from canada for thursday, friday. morning temperatures in the 30s. a bit warmer this weekend. and some breaking news. the aftermath, bill of all those heavy rains in the last few minutes. we just arrived on the scene of some flooding in philadelphia that has closed down a part of a major road. "nbc 10's" jesse gary is live along delaware avenue on penns landing. jesse, tell us what's happening. >> reporter: vai, the closure starts at vine street and goes all the way to market. you can see the water is picking up. these are southbound lanes. spreading up onto the sidewalk. i'll show you how deem it is. it's covering two of the three lanes. i'll throw that pebble in. that's pretty deep. it's a pretty good ripple. police have closed this area. you have to work your way ashds it. jessica boyington can give you some hints on that coming up in a little bit. live on delaware avenue at
alert weather. a stormy night. storms moving out. still a few showers in the area. drying in cape may. wet weather has ended. could see a sprinkle this morning. 58 degrees at 5:25. tracking traffic this morning, jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. jessica. >> good morning, bill. thank you. yeah we're looking at a live shot at the vine street expressway around 24th street. roads are starting to dry up. you can see traffic moving along nicely east or westbound. we are dealing with flooding out in new jersey and i'm going to tell you all about where those closures are coming up in a bit. >> reporter: also dealing with flooding here on penn's landing. you can see delaware avenue closed between vine and market. we'll talk about this coming up right after the break. and this morning, tim tebow is officially an eagle, but you'll have to wait a little while longer before you get your hands on his jersey. we'll tell you why retailers are waiting to roll out anything sporting on the newest quarterback.
says it will all clear out over the next few hours. plus preparing for the vice president. count on "nbc 10" for coverage of joe biden's visit to philadelphia today. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm vai sikahema. we saw in the live shot there just the impact of all this rain, the flooding on delaware avenue. let's get our start on the weather this morning with meteorologist bill henley. bill. >> minor flooding not unexpected. heavy rainfall tapering off. if you're leaving the house now, might need an umbrella briefly. light rain in philadelphia and low clouds over the city. you can see them in this live view from the adventure aquarium. as far as heavier rainfall, that is quickly moving out of the area. stand by for clearing skies. 14-mile-an-hour winds at 59 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00, still some clouds around. those clouds are out of here by 1:00 this afternoon. the temperatures into the low 60s and still climbing at that hour. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i
come back in ten minutes. let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. good morning, jessica. >> hey, bill. good morning. dealing with problems. wet roadways in new jersey on route 130 closing it in both directions around brook lawn due to major flooding. take 295 to get on by that scene for the time being. we'll keep you updated as that cleanup comes underway. as we head out for the rest of the jersey majors drive times still okay in the green. northbound on 55 to the walt whitman bridge a 5 minute trip. as we head out to the schuylkill expressway, you can see a little bit of ponding in the shoulders there. not a lot of cars driving by at gerrard avenue heading westbound, 12 minutes from the vine street expressway to the blue route eastbound, pretty much the same story. back to you guys. thank you, jessica. in the last few minutes we are live on the scene of