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scene with sky force 10. we know two people have been hurt there and the flames have spread to nearby homes. >> right now in burlington county new jersey's largest state forerest fire -- state forest is on fire. crews are working to get control of the flames that have been ripping through the woods since yesterday afternoon. plus a teenager who escaped from police is back in custody this morning. we'll tell you what led up to his surrender. >> some spots dealing with fog. off to a warm start. we'll tell you how hot it's going to get and how your mother's day forecast is shaping up. good morning, welcome to friday. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm drasy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. it's going to be in the 80s today. >> love the 1980s. oh, yeah the 80s as well. let's get to "nbc 10" first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. good morning brit. >> good morning. we are going to see warm temperatures as we head into the rest of the day. we're starting off with foggy conditions. it is beautiful to look at. take a look as the sun continues
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to rise. 55 degrees in philadelphia. 57 in wilmington. 57 degrees in millville. atlantic city, temperatures at 55 degrees. wildwood the foggy conditions show that philadelphia is seeing decreased visibility down to less than a mile half a mile in wilmington quarter mile in wilmington. quarter mile cape may, dover, dense fog advisory will stay in effect at least until 8:00 a.m. we have a few more hours left. again, be careful as you head to work. we're seeing the visibility go down quickly every 10 to 15 minutes. every time i check back in with you we're seeing decreased visibility. just be careful. over the next eight hours you'll see temperatures by 8:00 a.m. 63 degrees. 11:00 a.m. in the mid 70s. 2:00 p.m. 82 degrees. officially seeing a high in philadelphia 84. temperatures will range between 82 and 85 degrees. i'll have all the details on what you can expect for mother's day coming up.
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for now we'll check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. good morning. >> good morning, brittany. dealing with small delays. the tacony-palmyra is expected to open. if you don't want to wait you can take the betsy ross to get by. that is free and clear. no problem. the walt whitman bridge as well. as we head out the door to the vine street expressway good news. ongoing construction has lifted. you can see construction was in the eastbound lanes. it's been in the eastbound lanes for the predominant part of the week. you can see it's not affecting the eastbound lanes. westbound from the 95 to the schuylkill, that's the slowest speed under 5 minutes. only 3, actually headed towards the schuylkill expressway. we have a road closure in fairmont park. kelly drive will be closed today and part of tomorrow between strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive. you can take the schuylkill. if you don't want to take the schuylkill you can take north 33rd street. vai. >> thank you jess.
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we're covering several breaking stories this morning. north philadelphia. there's a house fire we showed you over the last half hour or so with at least two people there. "nbc 10's" matt delucia is live on the scene on west cayuga street. matt, what else can you tell us? >> reporter: vai, we just got out on the ground a few minutes ago. i'm going to step out of the way. this is the house affected by the fire. the bulk of the damage i'm told is in the rear of this. i spoke to chief cologne from the philadelphia fire department. chief, can you tell us an update on what happened out here this morning? >> okay. upon arrival crews were met with heavy fire. it quickly spread to the adjoining properties. two occupants were removed, transported to temple hospital with smoke inhalation and other injuries. bulk of the fire has been knocked down and it's under investigation by the fire marshall's office. >> you found one of the victims out here on the street? >> exterior face down.
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>> the woman inside was panicking? >> we got her out of the building and she was transported. >> reporter: what's happening now? you're making sure that the fire is completely out? >> fire marshall is in there doing his investigation. the fire has been knocked out. >> reporter: thank you very much. i know you're very busy. we'll let you go. sky force 10 is also live over the scene as well. again, you just heard there two people injured. one person able to make it out of the house at the time. one person was still inside. both are at the hospital right now. we're still working to find out an exact condition. we had heard one was critical with the smoke inhalation but we're still working to get more details. as this unfolds we saw the mother here mother and a son out here that were injured as a result of this. the mother was on the stretcher. just within the past 5 to 10 minutes she was taken away in an ambulance. this is a very fluid situation. we have a lot of fire department activity. this is on gilman street next to
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cayuga. you can see the fire department apparatus and activity out here. as soon as we get an update we'll bring it to you. live in hunting park. "nbc 10 news", matt delucia. breaking news out of burlington county. crews trying to get the upper hand on a fire spreading through wharton state forest. katy zachry has been live on the scene all morning. katy, are they making progress? >> reporter: hi, tracy. i just got an update. the fire is 50% contained at this time. we are inside wharton state park. it is not far from where the fire is burning. if you're looking at the tree line i'm told it's burning a quarter mile beyond that. speaking of the tree line you can see how dense the smoke is combined with the morning fog. now here's another look at the area. the area specifically that's burning. it was first reported around noon yesterday. the fire has so far grown to over 700 acres. that's 1 square mile. crews are making head way. they created a fire line late
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yesterday and had it working into the overnight hours. that means they are fires intentionally set by the forest service to destroy brush and trees so there is no fuel to aid the growing fire. firefighters tell me they believe someone set this fire. they don't know if it was intentional or accidental. >> we have a good idea where it started. we have a good person as the fire towers were picking up the smoke, 911 calls from hikers in the area they were able to give us a visual of what was going on. >> reporter: that incident commander, tom gerber says they should have the fire fully contained by later this morning. reporting live in shamong township katy zachry "nbc 10 news." more breaking news in philadelphia. a teen that jumped out of a moving police car in handcuffs turned himself in overnight. hasheem singletary surrendered in west philadelphia.
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that's where "nbc 10's" monique braxton filled us in. >> reporter: hasheem singletary is waking up as the sunrises in police custody. his fugitive status ended when he walked through the doors just after midnight last night. our camera was rolling when singletary turned himself in to southwest detectives. police tell us his family worked with him all day long to make this happen. making him turn himself in because they didn't want any risk of anything happening, manhunt or forceful arrest according to his attorney. the brother told us singletary was, and we're quoting here scared to death. the 16-year-old escaped from a moving rental car while in handcuffs. the car was being used by a private prisoner transport company. singletary was on his way back to philadelphia from florida where he's supposed to face three armed robbery charges. he took off not too far from the
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detective division. >> i'm happy not because of the situation but this didn't turn out like a baltimore, this didn't turn out like a ferguson. the police department did exactly what they did best. they took him in. he'll now be charged here at southwest detectives with the warrants that we currently have for him. >> reporter: he's in good condition but he'll likely face escape charges as well. according to police he'll likely also appear before a judge here within the next 240 hours. monique, thank you. police are investigating a homicide in darby borough delaware county. "nbc 10" was along main street. someone shot and killed a man in an apartment building around 1:00 this morning. neighbors were forced outside as a precaution. as police search for the gunmen they are back inside but the gunman is still on the loose. now your "nbc 10" first
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alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> temperatures this morning not too bad. starting off relatively mild in horsham in the mid 50s. 57 degrees in wilmington. at 52 degrees in washington township. cooler and 52 in oxford. 54 degrees in abbey lon. 55 in dover and 54 in swedesboro. big story is how foggy it is. we're seeing decreased visibility for philadelphia. less than a mile. we're down to half a mile of visibility for wilmington. quarter of a mile. want to be very careful heading out. dense fog is going to stick with us at least until 8:00 a.m. at least another two hours or so and this is affecting atlantic city stretching up to tom's river where visibility has been cut down to zero. all of these areas affected by the dense fog advisory at least until 8:00 a.m. here's a closer look at what it looks like in philadelphia.
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beautiful sunrise. you can see how patchy the fog is. you want to be careful as you head out to places like toms river and atlantic city. as far as the day is concerned, 82 to 85 degrees. that is well above average. the average for this time of year, 71. that will be close to 15 degrees in some locations above average. warm conditions here. stick around for us. i'm going to be tracking subtropical storm ana. let you know how that's going to warm up coming up in my full forecast in ten minutes. 6:10. time for traffic and looks like we had a bridge opening maybe a few minutes ago. maybe it's cleared. and also the dad vail regatta. >> this is the time that traffic builds so let's check with jessica boyington and see what she's seeing. >> we'll check in with kelly drive in the next ten minutes or so. for right now we're looking at 95 around the vine street expressway. a disabled vehicle cleared out of the way. you can see the southbound lanes starting to slow up a little
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bit. this is the northbound side. not actually what you're looking at. 20 minutes from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. moving out to new jersey on the 42 freeway headed northbound is where we tend to see the volume start to stack up in these early morning hours. from 55 up towards the walt whitman bridge. no problems on the area bridges. the tacony-palmyra bridge is back down. we'll check in with mass transit and kelly drive coming up in 10. tracy. 11 minutes past 6:00. this morning a springtime tradition in philadelphia begins on the schuylkill river. we'll tell you what you need to know about the dad vail regatta. plus dash cam video of a dover police arrest has been released two years after it happened. this morning an officer is on unpaid leave and there are cries for protests over what happened.
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at 6:15 we're following breaking news into the newsroom from nigeria where suspected extremists are attacking a school. boko haram is expected in the attack against a business school in the northeast part of this country. it happened about 2 hours ago. a suicide bomber in a car bomb set off outside the school and then gunmen detonated a bomb inside a student dorm. the students were in classes at the time. we'll stay on top of the story and bring you new information as soon as we get it. 6:15 another breaking story right now. sky force 10. this is a live picture from our camera atop sky force 10 over a house fire in north philadelphia. we know that two people have been hurt according to matt delucia live on the ground for us. apparently is a mother and a son. he saw the mother being taken away on the stretcher. the son was found face down. one of those two people are in critical condition. there may be a third person. we're trying to confirm this.
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we'll bring you that information as soon as we get it. happening in burlington county, a judge will sentence a former pemberton town police officer for indang gerg an 11-year-old girl. he initially faced a child sex assault charge. craig admitted being alone with a girl in her bedroom and biting her lip after telling her he was going to kiss her. craig had to give up his career in law enforcement. jury deliberations resume in the federal corruption trial of these six former philadelphia police officers. the defendants are accused of abusing their authority and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from drug suspects. dozens of drug convictions were overturned after the justice department handed up a racketeering indictment against the former officers last year. and we are following the fallout this morning after the releels of this dash cam video you're looking at here shows the controversial arrest that happened two years ago. >> get on the ground. >> video shows the 2013 arrest
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of latif dickerson. watch it closely. it shows thomas webster kicking dickerson in the face after dickerson had clearly given himself up. the kick knocked him out cold broke his jaw. last year a grand jury cleared webster but this week a new grand jury brought assault charges against him. he is now on unpaid leave. >> i think this is an isolated incident. we did our due diligence as far as following up, investigating it, turning it over to the proper authorities to ensure that accountability was there. >> dover police released a dash cam video after webster's indictment this week. the naacp members are demanding a thorough review of police practices in the city. >> the start of the aberdeen dad vail regatta. college rowers are getting ready to skull the schuylkill river. the dad vail started in 1934. now the largest college regatta
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in the country. rowers from more than 120 schools will be competing. racing starts around 7:00 this morning. that's the regatta by the numbers. for information, especially if you plan to go see the dad vail you can get all of that information on our "nbc 10 news" app or go to nbc10.com. we have information on scheduled and street closures specifically that you'll need to know about. >> 6:18. i covered the dad vail regatta for a number of years as a sportscaster. that area gets clogged up. it starts early. >> to get around that jessica boyington can do that for you, jessica. >> i will start on that in just a second vai and tracy. good morning, everyone. on the schuylkill expressway around city avenue. starting to see just a little bit of volume on the westbound side heading towards the king of prussia area. it's still a quiet friday. westbound from the vine street expressway up towards the blue route a 12 minute trip and 13 minutes headed into the center city area. popping over to kelly drive, that's closed.
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that will be closed from 7:00 this morning until testimony. that's in fairmount park between strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive. you can take the schuylkill expressway or if you want to avoid that take 33rd street. no problems for new jersey transit, septa and patco. i'll check on new jersey roads coming up in ten. now your "nbc 10" weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we're going to see a very nice end to your work week. temperatures touching into the low to mid 80s. we'll stay that way as we head into your mother's day weekend. i am also tracking subtropical storm ana. closer look across the rest of the region for reading. 55 in philadelphia. take a look at the foggy conditions in atlantic city. dense fog advisory has now been extended in parts of the area until 9:00 a.m. other parts until 10:00 a.m. i'll go over the details on
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that. current temperatures in the mid 50s. 54 in westchester and 55 in philadelphia. 56 in atlantic city. temperatures in dover at 55 degrees. we are going to push into the 80s as we head into the afternoon. a closer look at our visibility. it is down to 1/4 of a mile in mount holly down to 1/4 of a mile in atlantic city. down to zero in millville. you want to be very careful. it's going to be hard to see in front of you with decreased visibilities this low. same thing for wilmington. visibility down to 1/4 mile. you're closer to the poconos stretching out to reading. not as much of a concern. close to south jersey right along the shore, that's the concern this morning as you're trying to get to work. dense fog advisory in effect until 9:00 and 10:00 for atlantic city is in effect until 9:00 a.m. this morning. we also have an air quality alert for unhealthy levels for sensitive groups if you have asthma, children elderly. you want to be very careful
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outside today. here's subtropical storm ana. off the south carolina coast. it will continue to work its way up closer to us. as it does it will weaken. slight chance of showers as we head into tuesday. we're going o see cooler temperatures right along the shore with an on shore flow as we push into the rest of today heading into the weekend. temperatures inland will be closer to the mid 80s. as we head into the weekend closer to the shore we'll see temperatures closer to the mid to high 60s. seven day forecast shows 80s both on saturday and sunday. warmer into next week. >> 6:21. today a final farewell for an nypd officer who was killed in the line of duty. we will tell you about the tribute to officer brian moore that's planned as tens of thousands of officers across the country are expected. there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education.
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teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them.
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happening today. a funeral for a young new york
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police officer killed in the line of duty. officer brian moore died monday a couple of days after he was shot in the head while on patrol. he was 25 years old. police from all over the country turned out for his viewing yesterday and thousands will be at his funeral on long island today. a judge ordered the accused gunman be held without bail. also happening today, the justice department could announce the start of a civil rights investigation of police practices in baltimore requested by the mayor. attorney general loretta lynch looked at a federal probe. baltimore erupted in protests and riots last week following the death of an african-american man injured while in police custody. six officers face charges in that case. and we are tracking a foggy start to the morning, especially down the shore. dense fog advisory staying in effect through 9:00 a.m. and also 10:00 a.m. take a look at this beautiful picture. you can see the sun coming up and you can also see how foggy
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it is coming throughout philadelphia. warm skies once we get rid of the fog. 82 and 85 degrees coming up. i'll have your mother's day forecast. following breaking news this morning. matt delucia is at the scene of a house fire in north philadelphia where two people have been hurt. matt? >> reporter: and, vai, firefighters remain on the scene. the fire marshall is investigating what started this fire in north philadelphia. a mother and son injured. we'll have more details after the break.
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"nbc 10" breaking news. we're following several breaking news stories for you right now including a house fire that was just put out in north philadelphia. sky force 10's live overhead. we now know that two people have been hurt and the flames spread to nearby homes. back in custody. this teenager escaped from the police by jumping from a moving
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vehicle. overnight he surrendered to police. also breaking overnight firefighters have a time line on when they think they can get this fire under control. flames have been tearing through new jersey's largest state forest since yesterday. and as we head into the weekend you can expect it to be a little bit warmer. the mercury is already rising. some parts of the area are also dealing with some thick fog as you can see out there. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sick can he hem ma. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about the fog and warm temperatures with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> low visibility this morning. be very careful. allow extra time to get to work with the decreased visibility. live look outside you can make out the patchy fog for philadelphia but it's the worse around south philadelphia. visibility chart. down to less than a mile in wilmington and zero visibility in dover, mill river atlantic city down to 1/4 mile
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visibility. 3/4 mile for cape may. dense fog advisory staying in effect for some locations and expires at 8:00 a.m. now it's been extended for parts of atlantic city until at least 9:00 a.m. there is another look. the sun is rising. you can make out the foggy conditions for philadelphia. temperature wise we are at mid 50s. 57 degrees in millville. 56 in atlantic city. warm day. temperatures will be well above average. you'll notice that warmup even as we get into your late morning hours. so by the time you head out for an early lunch 75 degrees by 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 82. temperatures range between 82 and 85 degrees. i'll have your mother's day forecast when i see you again. let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> brittany, yeah we're monitoring a disabled vehicle out on the schuylkill expressway. not really setting anybody back too much around gerrard avenue these are the westbound lanes. the drive times are still only 15 minutes headed from the vine
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street expressway up towards the blue route here but 16 minutes if you're headed eastbound into the center city area. that's the opposite lanes right in here. you can see traffic moving along nicely past that disabled vehicle on the side. out in fairmont park kelly drive will be closed today and tomorrow between strawberry mansion drive and you can check the schuylkill expressway. if you don't want to risk that you can take north 33rd street. vai. thank you, jess. covering several breaking news stories for you this morning. we'll start in north philadelphia where a house fire there with at least two people have been hurt. "nbc 10's" matt delucia is live. give us an update. >> reporter: yeah vai, two people are injured, a mother and a son. i spoke with the fire chief live here on "nbc 10 news" at 6:00 a.m., and the chief tells me that the son was found actually on the sidewalk here across the street from the home and the
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mother was also rescued. she was rescued from inside the house. we have some video for you. we saw her on a stretcher here at the scene. firefighters say she was mostly panicked by the fire. the fire is out. i'm told it started in the back of the house here on gillman street off west cayuga. this was around 5:00 this morning. right now the fire marshall is on scene investigating the cause. those two victims, i'm told they were taken to temple hospital. initial reports indicate that the son is in critical condition. we're still working to get some updates for you. you can see as we come back live firefighters are still on the scene. neighbors are also out to see what happened. they, of course are concerned for the residents here who were injured as a result of this early morning house fire. live in north philadelphia, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." at 6:33 following breaking news in burlington county new jersey's largest state forest is burning. what started as a small brush fire in wharton state forest has
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exploded inside. crews are battling a fire that at last word covers a square mile. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is live on the scene in shamong township. katy, bring us up to speed. >> reporter: the fire is burning 1/4 mile from where we're standing at this rangers station just beyond this tree line, which is hard for you to see because of how dense the smoke and fog is together. firefighters say the moisture from this morning's fog is actually helping to fight the flames. here's a look at the area that's burning. it has grown to over 700 acres, which is about 1 square mile. crews say they are making head way though. they have half of the fire contained and they feel it will all be contained by later this morning. this is largely due to the fact that they have had a fire line in the works, small fires which are intentionally set by the forest service to destroy brush and trees so that there's no fuel to aid the growing fire. firefighters tell us they believe someone set this fire but they don't know if it was
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intentional or accidental. we are also hearing from some people who live in the area that they were worried about going to bed last night for fear that the fire would spread to their homes. we asked a firefighter about that. he was here just about a half an hour ago. he said at no time were any homes or businesses in the area threatened by this forest fire. reporting live in shamong township katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." more breaking news in west philadelphia. a teen who jumped out of a moving trang portsport vehicle turned himself in. here he is. hasheem singletary turned himself in. he escaped wednesday while he was being brought back to face robbery and burglary charges. in bucks county police are looking for two armed robbers who carried out a home invasion there. this happened on south lime kiln pike in shalchalfont. he stole wallets, a small safe and cell phones. he beat a man with a pistol.
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police tracked the phone and police are aiding in the search. the man accused of killing a girlfriend inside her millsville university dorm room will be arraigned. 19-year-old gregor beat and killed his girlfriend in her dorm room. he called 911 and was giving her cpr when the medics arrived. prosecutors say hall had been dead for hours. 6:36. a chester county man faces felony charges after police say he tried to meet a teenage boy for sex. police say alloo went to meet a 15-year-old boy he met online. the teen didn't exist. police arrested him on charges that include attempted sexual assault and luring gentleman happening today, the owners of manco and manco could find their
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trial date. charles and mary bangle say they maintain their lavish lifestyle. the boardwalk and failed to pay tax on the income. ordering meals and skipping out on the checks over and over again. a woman accused of being a restaurant thief is now facing charges in philadelphia. police arrested janine thomas tuesday night after she dined at restaurants. we're told she ordered drinks and a full meal. she said she was going outside for a cigarette and took off. bartenders and waiters put out a warning be on social media. police tell us she's been arrested eight times in the last three months for doing that. >> i think she's extremely opportunistic. i think we live in an age when people can conscious whatever they want. >> her public deefender requested
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a mental health screening. she's being held on $25,000 bail. good morning, fog is the main concern as you head into the morning commute. zero visibility for places like millville, checking into dover and out to toms river. down to 1/4 mile in atlantic city and cape may. stretching out to mount holly and wilmington. philadelphia, less than a mile. you want to allow more time for travel. the situation is located in south jersey. closer to reading and poconos you're not seeing these foggy conditions. the dense fog advisory will stay in effect until 9:00 10:00 this morning. it has been extended from the original time of 8:00 a.m. the sun is rising but you can also make out how foggy it is. dealing with visibility in the city even down to less than a mile. our current temperatures are 53 degrees in trenton, 52 in dover
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and 52 in pottstown. summer like warmth will continue for us. our average for this time of year, 71 instead today 84 degrees as we head into saturday. 82 degrees. that's going to set us up for a pretty warm mother's day. a little muggy at first. going to be dealing with an on shore wind throughout most of the weekend, even today. by 6:00 a.m. 66 degrees and muggy. warm conditions expected to happen throughout the day. i'll have your seven day forecast coming up in 10 minutes. 6:39 on this friday morning as people get ready for the weekend. we saw a disabled vehicle on the schuylkill. it didn't look like it created any issues at least, at least not yet. >> let's find out if it has with reporter jessica boyington checking out the traffic alert. jessica? >> the disabled vehicle cleared and out of the way. no problem with volume by the scene. volume on this quiet friday around 95 on girard avenue. 35 minutes on the southbound
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lanes here. no problems headed northbound. sbounds from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway just over half an hour. heading out the door we are seeing septa delays 6322 line. 10 to 15 minute delay there. no problems currently for new jersey transit or the patco speed line. out on 422 the drive times there are doing okay as well. starting to slow down just a tad on the eastbound side from 29 out towards the schuylkill expressway. about a 13 minute trip and no problems headed out checking on the area bridges coming up in 10. tom brady has addressed the deflategate investigation. what he had to say about the investigation and if it puts a black eye on the pats super bowl win. plus another milestone for a-rod. the yankee slugger has passed willie mace on baseball's all time home run hit. they will not be paying him for
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the bonus. plus new insight into that attack in texas. what the fbi knew about one of the shooters before the violence broke out.
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philadelphia teenager who had a permit hit a student. he surrendered yesterday and he's charged with leaving the scene of an accident. he drove off after hitting i shall rale hall while she was riding her bike near temple's campus. roberts only had a learner's permit. he panicked after the crash and left. police say if he had stopped, he would most likely not have been charged because hall blew through a stop sign.
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still, she's still in the hospital with serious head injuries. the 22-year-old would have attended graduation today. instead, her mother went to temple's commencement ceremonies yesterday and accepted hall's honors on rachel's behalf. the lacrosse player made the dean's list several times. her mom said the graduation items will give her daughter hope when she regains consciousness in her hospital room. the philadelphia woman accused of supporting isis pleaded not guilty to the charges. the lawers for key anna thomas say she is a mother of two girls and never provided support to isis. prosecutors disagree. they accuse her of buying a plane ticket to syria to join isis fighters and become a martyr. her trial is set for next month. there is new information about the attack at the antiislamic event. they sent a bulletin to local police warning them about one of the gunmen.
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the fbi told police the man had an interest in the event. the agency says there's no indication the officer who ended up shooting the two suspects ever saw that bulletin. there's no comment from garland police. and remember that guy who landed a gyrocopter on the lawn of the capitol last month? he's expected in court. douglas hughes is charged with violating restricted air space and operating an unregistered aircraft. he could get up to four years in prison if convicted. new jersey governor chris christie faced more questions about the bridgegate scam. >> we acted honestly directly swiftly, and allowed our conduct to be examined by three different independent investigations and backed up what we did. >> the governor says he made hiring mistakes as governor but he showed leadership in response to the crisis. two people with ties to the governor were indicted and a third pleaded guilty in
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connection with the scandal. meanwhile, thousands of homeowners on the jersey shore could be in for more money for the damage caused by hurricane sandy. fema says it will begin mailing letters later this month asking flood insurance customers if they want to reopen their claims. customers accused their insurers of short changing them. if the homeowner decides to reopen a claim, he or she will be assigned a new adjuster. happening today, all sides in the deal to turn the show boat casino in atlantic city into a college campus will be up today. they bought it from caesar's in december. trump entertainment said a legal agreement bars the show boat from being used as anything but a casino. stockton agreed to 1e8sell the casino to straub but has 90 days to back out of it. yankees player alex rodriguez is closer to a milestone. he moved ahead of willie mace
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fourth all time on the list. 661 home runs for his career. he also has a $6 million bonus in his contract for passing mays but the yankees said they will not pay it because of a-rod's history involving performance enhancing drugs. meanwhile, new england patriots quarterback tom brady side stepped questions about deflategate. he faced questions. it was his first public appearance since the nfl released the report saying brady probably knew footballs were deflated during the afc title game. here's his response if he said the super bowl victory was tainted. >> absolutely not. it's only been 30 hours. i haven't had much time to digest it fully, but when i do i will be sure to let you know how i feel about it. >> brady said he hoped to comment soon on the report. i'm sure he is. the nfl is expected to rule
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whether brady will be punished. the eagles may have a case against him 10 years ago. they ought to go retroactively. >> how long does it take to digest? 30 hours isn't enough time? >> just a question i have. >> not bitter or anything. >> let's head to new york. >> we say good morning to savannah guthrie and willie geist. hi, guys. >> hi vai and tracy. cooling coming up on the shows. tens of millions dealing with the tornadoes. the first named storm of hurricane season. our weather team will have it all covered live. >> how are you handling the tsunami. specific things you can do in your home and outside of your home for the worst pollen season. >> hoda has cooked up something for her mom. >> vai and tracy, back to you guys. >> those mom pieces have been so special. so fun to watch.
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we love them. >> very sweet. >> we'll see you in ten minutes. >> this was a real good one. >> we can't wait. >> all right guys. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. it's a foggy start on this friday but we will see warm temperatures back to the 80s. we're staying there throughout the weekend even heading there throughout the week. i'm also tracking subtropical storm ana. i'll let you know exactly where it's heading. for philadelphia foggy conditions at the airport still in the mid 50s. wind speeds calm at this time. the dense fog is especially bad. closer to philadelphia and down the shore. you can see in reading plenty of sunshine here. 56 degrees. temperature wise pretty much the same across the board. it is the fog that's a main concern. big difference in the poconos and reading closer to south jersey and the shore. 52 in allentown. 57 in millville.
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56 in atlantic city. 55 in wildwood. the foggy conditions show we have dropped down to 1/4 mile visibility for philadelphia down to 1/4 mile in wilmington. zero visibility for millville. down to zero in toms river. 1/4 mile in mount holly and the same thing in atlantic city. basically what this means is you have trouble seeing ahead of you. driving into work you want to allow extra time. take it easy and be extra careful as we head into the next few hours. dense fog advisory staying in effect until 11:00 all the way to 10:00 a.m. if you're closer to cape may. foggy conditions will stick around for another 2 to 3 hours. we also have an air quality alert for sensitive group like the elderly, children people who suffer from asthma lung diseases. here's subtropical storm anna. brewing off the south carolina coast. going to continue to chip towards us. as it does it will weaken. it will be a remnant low.
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it will push on shore winds our direction. that means cooler temperatures along the shore as we head into today and the weekend. inland the temperatures will be very warm. take a look at the temperatures. 80s straight through next week. high 80s by tuesday. we will see a chance of showers as what's left over from subtropical storm anna heads our way. brittany, 8 minutes before 7:00 right now. get you to work on this friday morning. let's check the roads. >> here's jessica boyington with a little bit of help. hey, jessica. >> hey, guys. good morning everyone. this quiet friday we can always count on the schuylkill expressway to give us something to talk about. westbound around city avenue that's what you're looking at in this shot headed towards the king of prussia area. 17 minutes headed west bounds from the vine street expressway up towards the blue route. 17 minutes into center city headed the opposite direction. check on 202 the drive times are free and in the clear. 10 minutes on the 30 from the schuylkill headed southbound in the opposite direction.
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we are seeing some small 10 to 15 minute delays on the west trenton lines. thank you, jessica. following breaking news this morning. right now firefighters are trying to get control of a forest fire in burlington county. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is live on the scene for us. hi katy. >> hi vai. part of new jersey's largest state forest is burning. right now the fire is beyond that tree line. coming up we'll get an update on a firefighter who's here battling it overnight.
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a part of what standardized tests don't measure, very frankly they don't measure the diligence, the potential passion of a student. so it's really a measure of how adept you are to working out a problem quickly. but what if you're brilliant and it might take you twenty minutes, but you can figure out something if you were just given time to do it and show real brilliance. is that a real measure of ability and intelligence? what you can do in one minute on a
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problem? get out of here. >> reporter: i'm katy zachry live inside wharton state forest
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where about 700 acres of forest is burning behind me. the fire is just beyond this tree line which is hard to make out because of the dense smoke and fog in the area. state forest fighters have been battling it since yesterday afternoon. overnight they tell me they monitored it and are happy to report that it has not spread. it is half contained at this time. they do expect to have it fully contained by later this morning. at this time no homes or businesses near the fire have been threatened and no one has had to evacuate. reporting live in shamong township katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." >> reporter: now matt delucia live in north philadelphia. two people are injured in an early morning house fire. you see the house here on gilman street off of west cayuga. the son is suffering from smoke inhalation. the mother was rescued from inside the house. firefighters say she was mostly panicked from the fire.
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we can see herr being wheeled away out of the scene. the fire has been out for quite a while now. it started in the back of the house here around 5:00 this morning and at the moment the fire marshall is on the scene investigating the cause. the two victims were taken to temple hospital. initial reports say the son with smoke inhalation is in critical condition. fire marshals are on the scene and neighbors as well. they're very concerned for the residents who were injured as a result of this early morning house fire. live in north philadelphia, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> reporter: i'm monique braxton live outside southeast detective where hasheem singletary's fugitive status ended. he walked in here overnight. police tell us they had been in touch with singletary's family
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since he managed to escape from a moving van while handcuffed on wednesday. his brother told us and we're quoting here singletary was scared to death. he jumped from a private prisoner transport van a few miles from southwest detectives. he was on his way back from philadelphia to florida to face armed robbery charges. his family and police say they're now pleased singletary did the right thing. he will face those armed robbery charges. he can also be charged with escape. live outside southwest detectives monique braxton, "nbc 10 news." and good morning, everyone. i'm jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we've had a very quiet friday. we're starting to see some jams on 95 at cottman avenue. just over half an hour headed southbound from woodhaven road. and temperatures today going to stay in the mid 80s for some locations. 82 to 85. sunny and sunshine.
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>> that's terrific. >> "today" show is up next. good morning. breaking overnight. severe weather across the country. tornadoes ripping through parts of the south. >> it's hitting right now. >> the first named storm of the hurricane season ana bearing down on the carolinas. and where spring snow is blanketing the west. we've got it all covered. blowing it off? tom brady addresses comments on deflategate since that report linking him to cheating. >> has this detracted from your joy of winning the super bowl? >> absolutely not. >> and what is brady saying about skipping the patriots visit to the white house? smoke in the cabin. smoke on a

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