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leaves two state troopers hurt. >> wet weather will stick around today. see all that green. that's headed our way. we're tracking thunderstorms and it's steamy. already 74 degrees. 6:00 a.m. on the dot. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. i'm vai sikahema. hard to believe it's in the 70s at 6:00 a.m. on this monday june 15th. >> a muggy start. we've seen showers and thunderstorms. you probably heard them overnight and there are more in store for us during the day. 74 in philadelphia. cape may will see limited sunshine. you can see barely a break in the clouds this morning. that's a live view. that has rain moving through the cape may area into cape may county. we've watched heavy downpours. they've now cleared delaware but they are still coming down strong starting to move
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offshore. inland we've seen rain in philadelphia. heavier showers are moving through chester county. keep an umbrella handy. clouds, occasional showers and some thunderstorms by 11:00 in spite of cloudy skies, 84 degrees. 88 and possibly up to 90 degrees this afternoon. depends on how much sunshine breaks through those clouds later today and timing of the storms. go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood. let's see how the roads are holding up with wet weather in the area. jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. >> wet roadways are causing problems so far this morning. we've been watching this downed tree on the 30 bypass for quite some time in chester county blocking off the roadways here on the westbound side. right around 340 with traffic diverted on the exit ramp. take lincoln highway to get
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through the area. we're watching an accident scene on valley forge road and allentown road and west philadelphia water main break tying things up on 52nd street and westminster avenue. you can take haverford avenue to get through the area for now. out on the pa turnpike we'll take a fly through the area right now. you can see rain actively falling on radar westbound. eastbound no problems still. about a 21-minute trip in either direction. vai? breaking news out of montgomery county where firefighters are douses hot spots from an early morning house fire. matt delucia with an update. how's it going? >> reporter: this fire started around 2:00 this morning just behind me here. you can see there's a lot of activity here. fire trucks were starting to leave the scene but we did see the police chief out here a few minutes ago. we hope for an update momentarily. what we can tell you is there are injuries as a result of this fire.
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we did see at least three people being taken away on stretchers into ambulances taken away from the scene here. we're onshowing video from earlier. smoke and hazy conditions out here as a result of this fire. very heavy fire situation here. two alarms called because of this. we have a lot of neighboring towns that were brought in as a result. fire trucks ems, police out here on the scene. as i mentioned, there were some injuries involved out here. we're working on gathering information about the extent of those injuries. when we get that we'll bring it to you. for now, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. now to more breaking news. nbc 10's jesse gary is live on the scene of another house fire in philadelphia's germantown section. give us an update. >> reporter: the flames are out
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and the fire department is starting to remove some equipment. they are checking hot spots. you can still see whisisps of smoke. we have a photograph from a neighbor that took the picture before firefighters arrived. you can see this house here on sherman street is completely engulfed in flames. those flames spread to the homes both to the left and to the right. fortunately everybody was able to evacuate safely and the house where the fire started, those folks are on vacation. unfortunately not a good vacation for them. we talked to one neighbor who woke up and looked out the window and told us what she saw. >> my room was filled with light. i heard loud noises outside. i looked out and the house across the street was up in flames. the whole house was completely in flames. >> reporter: firefighters were able to knock out those flames and now you can see they are
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just going inside to tap out remaining hot spots. they did a secondary search to make sure there was no one inside and no one is inside and now the fire marshal is trying to determine the cause. live in germantown jesse gary nbc 10 news. new from overnight, a police chase through burks and montgomery counties end with two state troopers hurt and a suspect behind bars. troopers have minor injuries. they were hit by the suspect's car after he drove over a spike strip. we're waiting to find out what caused the crash near the christiania mall in delaware. one person was taken to the hospital after their car crashed catching fire in the northbound lanes of route 1 in new castle. lanes were blocked as fire and ems personnel responded to the crash. police are investigating. 6:05. philadelphia police say they may have found a gun used in a double shooting in the logan section of the city.
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two people were shot on carlyle street. they discovered a revolver inside neighbor's car. one victim is in critical condition and the other in stable. a philadelphia man will become the first person in the city to be sentenced under a law named after a fallen police officer. he stole firearms from a local gun show. he was convicted under the brad fox law. he was shot and killed in 2012 with a gun that was illegally purchased. the law mandates a minimum sentence of five years in prison for people convicted of providing guns to people not allowed to own them. police have two people in custody after a man was stabbed to death in the parking lot of a bucks county apartment complex. this happened at the salem crossing apartments in bensalem last night. investigators say the victim was stabbed in the neck. he was taken to the hospital but did not survive. 6:06 from our delaware bureau a 4-year-old girl drown in a pond after she wandered
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away from a private party. paramedics were called to the george wilson community center in newark early saturday night. two firefighters pulled her out and performed cpr. newark police are investigating. several washington lawmakers are in philadelphia today to check up on the philadelphia veterans affairs office. a recent inspector generals report slammed the office for management problems including massive delays in responding to veterans inquiries and miserable working conditions for employees. today ten members of the house and senate will meet the director of the office and some employees to see if changes have improved the situation. 6:07. it is still springtime but it feels like summer. steamy start at 74 degrees. already tracking thunderstorms in the area and we'll have plenty to track as the day goes on. more wet weather moving in.
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a steamy day, humidity will stay with us and potentially up near 90 degrees this afternoon. could see strong storms today. even more likely that will happen tomorrow. right now 74 degrees. rain taking a break in allentown in northeast philadelphia. it's falling in atlantic city. 73 degrees there. you can see clouds extending into pocono mountains and we have been watching for some areas of fog. we saw areas of thick fog to start with. most of the area seeing fog ease. a big improvement. dense fog in coatesville earlier this morning. more showers a good possibility we'll see fog tomorrow morning but before we get to tomorrow morning more heavy downpours moving through chester county and some light rainfall in montgomery county. the heaviest storm activity has moved through delaware and south jersey and now that storm is pushing offshore. still some rain in upper township, cape may courthouse getting some light rain right
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now. and there's more coming at us. look at those showers and thunderstorms pushing to the east. with heating during the afternoon, there's a chance we'll see strong storms today. even in the mountains, 79 degrees with a high temperature there. closer to 90 for allentown and reading. clouds will break this afternoon for limited sunshine so get close to the 90-degree mark in trenton and mt. holly and cooler at the shore. 80 degrees for atlantic city. occasional showers and thunderstorms in cape may. look at dover. 90 degrees this afternoon. we could see 90s in philadelphia. we get enough of a break in the storms and in the clouds. otherwise it's going to be upper 80s this afternoon. wilmington 89. 87 degrees in westchester. storms tomorrow and then things will take a turn. the seven-day forecast with details when i come back in ten. 6:10 this monday morning. wet weather driving in from jersey. looks like wet weather is causing problems on the roads. >> just getting word of an
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accident. let's get details from jessica boyington. >> slippery road conditions and accidents are popping up and of course right when we go live to our shot here on the blue route at germantown pike the accident cleared out of the way. good news there. just police activity there. tractor-trailer involved. all gone. nothing to worry about. you can see no added volume headed through the area and drive times are doing okay. roadways are slippery northbound or southbound. downed tree 30 bypass blocking all lanes on westbound side between 340 and 82. take lincoln highway to get through the area and still watching that water main break in west philadelphia tying things up on north 52nd street and westminster avenue. take haverford avenue to get by. we'll check in with new jersey roads coming up in ten. as the search for those two escaped convicted killers enters its second week the suspected accomplice makes a court appearance. pediatricians are issuing a new warning for parents about a
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new trend called dabbing. results can be explosive. >> reporter: coming up a neighborhood had some of the worst crime and poverty rates in philadelphia but now creativity is helping to improve things in mantua. i'll explain.
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the woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a new york prison is set to appear in court. joyce mitchell allegedly helped david sweat and richard matt by giving them tools. mitchell faces eight years in prison if convicted. investigators believe the duo cut their way out using tools left behind by contractors and returned the equipment each night to toolboxes so nobody knew what they were up to. neighbors living near the prison
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are still on edge. >> how do you sleep at night? very very lightly. >> new york governor andrew cuomo says every lead will be followed up on until the two men are found. he said the pair could be in mexico by now. schools near the prison that have been closed since the escape will open today. it's 6:15. one of philadelphia's most struggling neighborhoods is making a comeback. mantua was named a promise zone less than two years ago. we wanted to see how they're doing. nbc 10's katy zachry spent time in mantua to show us changes. >> reporter: big projects are in the works and those will take time but some smaller changes are happening in and around mantua and people are noticing. this woman is one of a dozen artists who gets free studio space in the struggling
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neighborhood. she was chosen as part of the neighborhood time exchange a program that's taken off since mantua and surrounding four neighborhoods were named by president obama as a promise zone. it means organizations can apply for federal funding and those grants are fast tracked. >> the change is gradual and slow. there have been small projects that have been implemented. >> reporter: a community garden has gone up and projects with schools, neighbors and murals. small change that's already making a difference. >> you think about it just having anything artistic is going to beautify the neighborhood. >> reporter: once a week those artists meet with community members who request that certain projects be made. that's how improvements have so far gone up. reporting live along the promise zone katy zachry nbc 10 news. los angeles is the latest city to approve a minimum wage of $15 an hour and it looks like that will be a hot topic on the campaign trail. experts say the pressure will be
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to spread to other states and in particular big cities across the country. there are now 29 states and washington, d.c. with a wage higher than federal minimum of 7.25 an hour. in april congressional democrats unveiled their own plan to hike the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. and temperatures are rising and so is your electric bill. the u.s. energy information administration expects the typical u.s. residential electricity bill to go up nearly 5% this summer. experts say using fans closing curtains and programming your thermostat can all help lower your bill. pediatricians are warning parents about a new more dangerous method of using marijuana. it's called dabbing. it involves inhaling vapors from hash oil products made from trimmings of the cannabis leaf. potential health hazards are unknown but practice has been linked to fires, explosions and
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severe burns. a new report shows the average married couple pays 80% more for car insurance after adding a teen driver to their policy. 16 year olds cause the highest spike in premiums average of 96% and most expensive state to ensure teenage driver is in new hampshire where the average premium when you add a teenager to your policy jumps 115%. 6:18. ten minutes ago we go to jessica and there was an accident that disappeared. i don't know how she did it. >> let's get an update. >> magic. when it starts to rain like this early on a monday morning, things start to pop up all over the place. they can clean up fast. a few disabled vehicles to talk about. one on schuylkill and one on 95 on the right-hand shoulder. on the southbound side you can see drive times right here 22 minutes. the first thing starting to slow down from woodhaven road. down tree blocking all lanes on
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30 bypass between 340 and 82. take lincoln highway to get through the area as they divert traffic off right now. we are watching some 10, 15-minute place for septa on the west trenton 309 train. we're dealing with 26-minute delays for arriving flights at the philadelphia international airport due to weather. we'll keep you updated on these disabled vehicles and rainy spots coming up. >> not easy to hide the comcast center but the clouds have done it. every once in a while we see clouds thin out and we see that big building appear. 75 degrees at philadelphia international. humidity, 90% right now.
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the steaminess extends to the shore. rain at cape may. mostly cloudy, rainy day. not a beach day. breaks of sunshine this afternoon but we start off with rain at the shore. seaisle city seeing thunderstorms. there is still some spots on radar where it's coming down heavier. wilmington area. spotty showers is what we see right now in the area but look at the line of wet weather to our west. that's going to keep the threat of showers with us as the day goes on. hour by hour future weather, 11:00, next round of showers pushing offshore. we should see breaks of sunshine. hot afternoon. 1:00 this afternoon, a few areas getting some showers and then spotty showers during the later afternoon hours could come with some heavy downpours. that's 5:00 this afternoon. and through it all, high humidity too. keep an eye on the sky for
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thunderstorms. hot and humid. temperatures in upper 80s and low 90s this afternoon. and a steamier day tomorrow. storms are likely and we could be looking at severe weather for tuesday afternoon. not wednesday. look at that. nice on the seven day. 83 degrees after morning low of 68. chance of showers will return for thursday and it heats up friday to near 90 degrees. storms saturday could continue into sunday and then sunday afternoon up to 93. >> 6:21. this reminder that nbc 10 and nbc universal are giving away free money. free money to local nonprofits. it's a project called 21st century solutions and the goal is to support charities that are implementing new and innovative solutions. the application is on our website, the deadline is july 3rd. the number of catholic churches in the philadelphia archdiocese is reduced again. just ahead, the three parishes scheduled to close and 130,000
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more. it's time for fiscal responsibility. fund the pensions now. if you are one of millions hit hard by hurricane sandy three years ago, you can get information today about fema claims starting at 11:30 this morning there's a free informational clinic at civic plaza. fema agreed to reopen the flood insurance claims for more than 140,000 people not currently in litigation. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. watching schuylkill expressway where we're not seeing change in drive times but a disabled vehicle on the right-hand shoulder. crew on the scene trying to get that out of the way. 26-minute delays for arriving flights for the philadelphia international airport due to weather.
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we'll check in with mass transit and delays there coming up. for now, over to meteorologist bill henley for a check on today's cloudy and rainy morning. >> there you can see the clouds over center city starting to break a little bit. now they're filling back in. that's how it will be this morning in and out of clouds and in and out of showers. a bit of light rain is just starting to move back into philadelphia. you can see some heavier downpours in chester and delaware and into delaware county this morning. we're following breaking news of two house fires in two different locations. nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us at the montgomery county fire where fire crews are just now packing up. matt? >> reporter: still a scene out here. you can see some fire crews out here right now. we know that several people were injured as a result of this fire. we'll be back with an update after the break. >> reporter: i'm jesse gary live in the germantown sheks section
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of philadelphia. we'll have more after the break. ection of philadelphia. we'll have more after the break.
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it's 6:30. two house fires rip through homes overnight. this first one in montgomery county sent at least three people to the hospital. in philadelphia's germantown neighborhood, flames spread quickly from one home to two others. today you'll need short sleeves out there and an umbrella. that might help. it's going to be steamy and stormy. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. look at the visibility. low clouds and it's 74 degrees already. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. bill? >> low clouds messing with arrivals at the airport as jessica boyington has been telling us and they're going to produce occasional showers.
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we're seeing showers move through and thunderstorm activity as well. looks like we're in for more during the day. we'll also see some breaks of sunshine. look at that. the clouds have broken in pocono mountains and that's camelback. a good chance you'll see occasional showers in the mountains but we will get some breaks of sunshine to really heat things up during the day. storms moving offshore but there's another line of showers that's moving into the area from northeastern maryland into wilmington and delaware county and philadelphia seeing light rainfall from that. you can see some brief heavy downpours as showers move through and wouldn't be surprised if you hear thunder this morning. clouds, 76 degrees. showers at 8:00. by 11:00 we'll get breaks in clouds that will help to warm us into the 80s. still a chance of showers at 11:00 and at 2:00 but with breaks in the wet weather, it looks like we'll be near 90 degrees this afternoon. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's see how the clouds, rain thunder and
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lightning are affecting traffic this morning. jessica boyington in first alert traffic center. >> we're seeing a lot of reduced visibility and slow speeds accidents, disabled vehicles and downed tree in chester county right around 340 blocking off all lanes right here. you can start to see a huge delay on the opposite direction on the eastbound side. this is westbound diverting traffic off around 340. take lincoln highway to get through the area. that's your best bet. we're seeing slow speeds on 95 southbound. no problems headed eastbound on the schuylkill expressway but we'll see that change shortly. blue route no problems there. in west philadelphia, still watching that water main break on north 52nd street and westminster avenue. take haverford avenue to get by the scene. it's 6:32. we're following two breaking news stories. flames raced through a home in philadelphia's germantown neighborhood and then another house fire in montgomery county
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that sent at least three people to the hospital. that fire broke out overnight. matt delucia is live on the scene. what can you tell us from there? >> reporter: we're here in lower salford township. i'll get out of the way. there's still quite a scene out here on the house where this fire started earlier this morning it happened around 2:00. again, three people we saw be wheeled on stretchers into ambulances and taken away from the scene earlier this morning. the extent of their injuries unknown at this point. we did see a few of them that were conscious as they were being wheeled away. so good news there. we did get initial reports that there was somebody trapped inside this house. we see that police chief out here right now so we're hoping to get an update in the next few minutes. this was a two-alarm fire. very smoky and hazy out here. we're told there were some issues initially getting enough
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water out here to fight this fire. but we are still waiting as we see some of these fire crews pack up and move out of this area. more and more of these fire trucks leaving the scene in the past half hour to an hour. we have seen some of them pull out hoses again and put out hot spots. we can't see too much of the house here from our vantage point. a lot of trees in this area. we are told that the home is severely damaged as a result of this two-alarm fire here earlier this morning. we'll be back again before the end of the show with an update. we'll get something shortly. for now live in lower salford township matt delucia, nbc 10 news. to more breaking news. let's get right to nbc 10's jesse gary live at another house fire in germantown. give us an update. >> reporter: within the past few minutes firefighters were on the ladders. they are trying to vent the roof.
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we showed you wisps are smoke coming from the inside. they cut that hole to try to let the heat vent out of the roof so the house would not reignite. we have video of what it looked like at 4:00 in the morning on sherman street. one house caught fire but flames spread to the left and right. i asked the battalion chief why the fire was able to spread to the house on the right considering there's a breezeway or walkway separating the two properties. >> original fire dwelling is connected to the adjacent exposure. direct flame impingement that caused that spread of fire. vinyl siding which ignites relatively easily. we had exposure due to radiant heat on the right side. >> reporter: now, the house that caught fire first, that family is on vacation. the other two properties everyone was able to get out with no injuries. i checked in with the fire
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marshal and says the cause is still under investigation. the trial begins today for an ex-cop accused in a deadly drunk driving crash nearly two years ago. former philadelphia police sergeant tom winkis faces a slew of charges. his vehicle collided with a van driven by david farries. farries was killed. attorneys for bob menendez will be back in court arguing the case should be transferred to washington d.c. they say holding the trial in the garden state would be a disruption to menendez's senate work and they claim most of the alleged crimes happened in washington and not new jersey. he's accused of accepting gifts from a florida eye doctor in exchange for political favors. the familiar of brandon tate brown are holding a rally in
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response to the city's documents released last week that indicate brown was not holding a gun during the september traffic stop. police shot and killed tate brown last september after pulling him over in mayfair. they say tate brown did not follow officers' orders. police arrested a suspect suspected in a hit and run over the weekend. the driver allegedly hit a 52-year-old woman as she crossed oregon avenue and she's in extremely critical condition. police arrested the driver on outstanding warrants not related to the accident. an arrest warrant for the accident is still pending. cleanup continues in west philadelphia after a water main break sent more than 12 million gallons of water into the streets. the 36-inch main burst early yesterday morning. it knocked out power, swamped cars and forced dozens of families from their homes when it rushed through basement
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windows. neighbors say this is the fourth time a water main has flooded their neighborhood but this is by far the worst. >> they're already behind. they're already struggling. something like this happens, a lot of people aren't insured so you have to basically start all over from scratch. >> none of the homeowners have insurance. the city of philadelphia has not responded to questions about who is going to pay for the damage. the pipe that broke was installed in 1885. 6:38. 74 degrees. we're stuck in humid conditions. a steamy day and showers and thunderstorms rolled through overnight. i'm tracking more storms that are likely on and off during the day today. and we will get some breaks from the storms but a hot, humid day ahead with sunshine breaking through the clouds and temperatures will take off to be near 90 degrees this afternoon. that could fuel strong storms today but there are even more likely in the area tomorrow.
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clouds in allentown and northeast philadelphia. both in the low to mid 70s. atlantic city it's 73 degrees. rain started off in atlantic city has now pushed offshore. cape may starting to dry out. there's more rain on the way. not much sunshine at least to start with. breaks of sunshine will help heat things up this afternoon. without that we're getting atmosphere firing up with thunderstorm activity. we saw one round move through this morning. we started tracking at 4:00 this morning. you can see storms are back for another round in northeast maryland heading back into new castle county and then into new jersey as part of a line of storms to our west that will keep the threat of showers with us during the day today. more likely to see sunshine break through in the pocono mountains. 79 this afternoon. look at what breaks of sunshine will do for reading and allentown. near 90. a steamy day for doylestown
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trenton, mt. holly, chance of showers. low 80s for atlantic city and cape may. dover, 90 this afternoon with occasional showers and thunderstorms in delaware and into pennsylvania. look at the afternoon temperatures. 91 for drexel hill and philadelphia. 87 the high in westchester. a closer look at potential for severe weather when i come back in ten. 6:40 this monday morning. volume picking up. there's an accident on the roads. >> let's find out where that is. jessica boyington has a look. >> we're seeing stuff all over the place with wet roadways. high traffic area at this time so we'll see major delays behind this. drive times are still only about five minutes heading from 95 up toward schuylkill expressway. this is right before where vine street expressway runs into the schuylkill. you can see an accident blocking the right-hand lane and shoulder. two lanes squeezing by and backup behind that scene.
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we'll keep you updated in the next ten minutes. back to you guys. unexpected layover. passengers ended up in military barracks. >> it's where the crew got to stay that has them even more upset. danger in the water. shark attacks have a small beach community on edge.
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new jersey's supreme court has spoken but teachers and school employees still fear for their futures. because rather than solving the pension crisis the court says politicians can continue to ignore it. that's just wrong. teachers and school employees have paid billions into their pensions. but the state has failed. the legislature can fix what governor christie has broken - ... before it ends up costing billions more. it's time for fiscal responsibility. fund the pensions now.
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it's 6:44. after a seven-month hibernation, the comet lander woke up and communicated with earth for more than a minute. the german aerospace center says the probe resumed communication late saturday. in november the probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet. a trial scheduled for today for a philadelphia daycare worker accused of leaving five children in a car while she went shopping. karen thompson is charged with child endangerment. prosecutors say last july she left the kids in her suv with the engine running and air conditioning on for at least a half hour while she was inside shoprite. two of the five children were babies. a passerby heard them crying and called police. police in north jersey used lethal force to take down a bear that wandered into the backyard of a home during a yard sale. they got a 911 call yesterday
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morning in plainfield. nobody was hurt but an alert was put out to neighbors to stay in their homes until they could track down and kill the bear. investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that damaged several homes late yesterday. smoke and flames coming from one of the town homes on woodhaven road. no one was hurt but a number of firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. by next month, three catholic churches will be closed. our mother of sorrows in bridgeport, montgomery county and holy savior in delaware county. all three had previously been merged with other parises and used as worship sites. they'll close by mid july. some airline passengers are lashing out at united for a journey that left them stranded for hours in conditions they say were unacceptable. the trip was to take them from
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chicago to london. maintenance issues forced the crew to land the plane in canada. a separate plane flew them to london, the final destination. it's what happened to them in canada that has them steamed. passengers say they spent the night in cold military barracks with just a few blankets while the flight crew stayed in a hotel. >> no united representative ever reached out to anybody. no phone calls. no human being. nothing. >> we were treated in a very inhumane manner. >> united has apologized and is refunding tickets. travel advocates say the airline should be penalized by the department of transportation for the way that they handled the whole thing. time is 6:47. new information about a u.s.-led air strike in syria over the weekend. the u.s. says an al qaeda leader was killed in the attack but an unanimous source with links to extremists in libya said the
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target survived. the target was a man charged with leading an attack on a gas plant in algeria that killed 35 hostages. the unanimous source says he wasn't at the scene of saturday's air strike and out of town at the time. former florida governor jeb bush is expected to announce his 2016 presidential bid during a speech at a miami college today. the son of 41st president george h.w. bush and brother of 43rd president george w. bush has long been expected to make a run for the white house. they are branding him with his first name jeb, to distance himself from his brother's presidency. the republican field is more crowded. there are ten candidates running. jeb bush would make 11. right now there are four candidates seeking the democratic presidential nomination. two teens hurt in separate shark attacks on the same stretch of beach in north carolina yesterday. >> both are doing better this
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morning. victims, a 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy are in fair condition. both had to have parts of their arms amputated. the attacks came three days after a teenager was bitten by a shark up the coast from yesterday's attack. helicopters will be out again today monitoring the coastline. >> see more of that lately. let's head to new york for a look at what's ahead on the "today" show. >> good morning to both of you. >> hi there. good to see you. straight ahead this morning, day ten of that intense manhunt for two convicted killers that broke out of an upstate new york prison but are police any closer to capturing them? the latest on the controversy surrounding a washington leader of naacp who claims to be african-american. her parents speak out. one deserving dad injured while serving in afghanistan gets the surprise of a lifetime as he works with his own dad to build a new home. those stories and a special
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monday concert on the plaza. james taylor will be here live when we get started in just a few on "today." you'll miss a good one. >> j.t. is in our wheelhouse. that's awesome for us. >> that means we're old. >> no savannah no. >> thanks, guys. ten minutes before 7:00. we're finally starting to see clouds break a little bit. you can see some brightening in those clouds. showers have moved through the area. there will be more showers but we should see more and more sunshine. 75 degrees. headed toward 90 this afternoon. look at the humidity. really steamy outside. the clouds we've already seen showers and thunderstorms in the cape may area. looks likely we'll see more of that activity. for now showers are finally pushing offshore. another line of showers for philadelphia into new jersey. it's crossing delaware as well.
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you can see a thunderstorm now in central new castle county and delaware as part of a line of showers that is extending into western pennsylvania. won't be an all day rainfall but the threat of showers will be around during the day today. and even more likely to see some strong storms develop tomorrow afternoon. future clouds and rain shows at 2:00 in the afternoon. this is the line we'll be watching tomorrow. allentown could see heavy downpours. a fast mover by 4:00 affecting the early evening commute and then quickly moving toward the shore at 5:00 in the afternoon. with that line of storms could come some severe weather. there's a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms popping up today. it's a heightened risk for tomorrow and that risk extends into philadelphia and delaware and parts of south jersey. today thunderstorms on and off. for everybody hot and humid. highs in the upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon. steamier tomorrow ahead of those
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storms. 92 degrees the high. the storms roll through. that's a cold front coming through and could bring us strong storms but it will also bring in a nice change for wednesday. the humidity comes way down and look at those temperatures. that is closer to normal for this time of year. 83 on wednesday. 84 on thursday. later thursday a chance of more showers and possibly some thunderstorms and saturday is likely to see some storms in the area that could continue into sunday morning. and then sunday afternoon, a big warmup up to 93 degrees. >> all right, bill. before you head out the door today, a reminder to download the nbc 10 weather app to track storms coming into your neighborhood. 8 before 7:00 right now. let's check roads for you. >> speaking of weather, roads are wet. visibility is poor. maybe that's why there's a problem out there. jessica boyington, fill us in. >> reduced visibility. roadways are wet. a lot of accidents popping up. here's one that's creating a major delay and jam here on the vine street expressway around 24th street before it runs into
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the schuylkill expressway. several vehicles involved here. a truck also taking out that right-hand shoulder and next two lanes over. about a seven to ten-minute delay behind that scene. give yourself some extra time. on 30 bypass this morning, dealing with a downed tree blocking all roadways on the westbound side and all traffic is being diverted off on 340 right here so you want to take lincoln highway to get by the area and avoid those delays. schuylkill expressway is looking great eastbound or westbound and heading northbound toward the walt whitman bridge typical volume delays. roadway wet as well. breaking news. two house fires, two locations. we're live at both scenes working on getting you updates. first, let's go to nbc 10's matt delucia who is live in among county. matt? >> reporter: i'm live in lower salford township. a large house fire early this morning. several injuries. we're also told the coroner's
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office has been called to the scene. we expect an update in minutes. >> reporter: i'm jesse gary live in germantown. the fire is out and now the search for the cause is under way. the family right there in that home are on vacation. they'll have a tough time coming home. we'll talk about that coming up after the break.
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>> reporter: good morning. i'm matt delucia live in lower salford township. a house fire earlier this morning around 2:00 a.m. we just got an update a few seconds ago from the police and the fire department out here on
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the scene. i'll get out of the way and let you know what we learned out here as you see there is still a scene out here. four people taken to the hospital. one person confirmed dead. a woman was found in the upstairs of this home here. this is still shut down right now. it's been shut down since the fire started at 2:00 this morning. that was the update we just got. four people injured. one person confirmed dead out here. we're going to stay out here and try to gather more information. it does look like the fire is out. crews are starting to leave the scene. for now, that's the latest here live in lower salford township. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> reporter: i'm jesse gary live in germantown section of philadelphia. one row house catches fire and spreads to two others. the fire is out. everyone made it out all right. now the fire marshal is searching for the cause. live in germantown jesse gary
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nbc 10 news. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic this morning. watching an accident scene causing delays around 24th street. what's normally a three-minute drive time is 14 minutes westbound from 95 up toward this point around the schuylkill expressway. all lanes almost blocked. one squeezing by. a truck on the scene. several police cars taking out the right lanes. it's a steamy one. clouds are starting to break. we'll see that continue that trend. we'll see more and more sunshine. that's the dramatic view from the comcast center which has been stuck in the low clouds for most of the morning. watching another round of thunderstorms move through delaware. this is the second round we've tracked this morning. the first one was moving through maryland at 4:00 this morning when we went on the air and then we moved through this same territory in new castle county and into new jersey. it's going to be on and off storms and then heat this afternoon will be near 90
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degrees today. >> the "today" show is up next. local updates every 30 minutes. good morning. danger in the water. two separate shark attacks just hours apart off the coast of north carolina. two teenagers suffer vicious bites, each losing a limb. this morning, why is that beach still open is this. what was her plan? joyce mitchell faces a judge again day. the twocaped killers to where to be found as questions swirl about what the three may have been planning. ready for launch. jeb bush ready to announce his run for the white house this afternoon. is he still the one to beat? and taking a bite out of the box office. >> one, two, three -- >> reporter: a huge opening


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