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henley says you may be able to avoid taking the umbrella today. >> i'm still tracking some rain. if you want to stay dry, an umbrella would be a good idea but i think you could probably leave it at home for the most part. it will be dry in center city for the next hour. there are a few showers off to the north and west. you can see them on the radar. the radar shows light rainfall in lancaster, berks, upper montgomery and bucks county and the allentown area. that's moving to the southeast. a chance of a light shower this morning and then we will start drying out. 70 degrees in philadelphia. 68 in allentown and with the rainfall there and 70 degrees in millville. the storms have already ended in millville. a chance of a shower but then by 10:00, 79 degrees. it's into the 80s with sunshine breaking through those clouds this afternoon. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood with the forecast when i come back in ten minutes. let's get your first alert traffic, jessica boyington is standing by. jessica? >> bill, we're looking live at the schuylkill expressway right
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around girard avenue. everything is still moving along just fine. you can see the roadway is damp from the earlier rain. if you're headed eastbound, an active work zone. things to watch out for on the shoulder. still a 13-minute trip from the blue route to the vine street expressway. the blue route, everything is great and dry there as well. 14 minutewç headed northbound or southbound from 95 up towards the schuylkill expressway and mass transit, a great alternate for the morning. we're not dealing with any delays on septa, new jersey transit or patco. we'll check in with new jersey coming up. tracy. 5:31. firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in germantown with the reports of someone trapped inside. firefighters tell us the situation is too dangerous for them to try to get into the house. nbc 10 was on the scene at floyd avenue. the fire broke out around 1:00 this morning. firefighters had to use axes and break through windows that were
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boarded up from the inside. a wall collapsed. the roof has collapsed. they say it's too dangerous for them to get inside. they're waiting for daylight. use the nbc 10 news app and stay with us for updates. more breaking news this morning. philadelphia police say a woman was attacked in mantua. nbc 10's monique braxton is live at 32nd and wallace street. tell us what you know. >> reporter: hi, tracy. police have been outside this home for almost two hours now. they were called here about 3:47 by a 68-year-old marne who says he lives here. he told police a 29-year-old woman broke into his house, thinking the house was vacant. she told him she wanted to use the bathroom. the unidentified man says he hit her on the head with an ax to defend himself. right now, he is at southwest detectives. the victim is in critical condition at presbyterian hospital. and the ax has been recovered inside this house. we're showing you a straight shot through the doorway.
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police say it is bizarre because they're not sure that someone actually lives here but yet they have a woman who has been attacked. so two things that detectives are working on when they arrive here. first, that will be to prove that someone lives in this house and, second to find out the relationship between the two and, third, to find out if this story is true. we're going to be monitoring the situation. we understand that detectives from the south and west division are on their way here. as soon as that happens, we'll have it for you. live now from mantua monique braxton, nbc 10 news. now to an update on the charleston church massacre the suspected shooter is waking up in a jail cell in south carolina this morning. dylann roof will have his court hearing later this afternoon. katy zachry has been monitoring the overnight developments from the digital operations center. we're hearing from a friend of the alleged shooter this morning. >> yes, that's right, vai. we're hearing from a friend that
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says recently dylann roof went on racial rants saying that he wanted racial segregation and the present also says in the hours leading up to the shooting rough spent time with his brother and also at the movies. on wednesday night, police say that dylann roof went to the wednesday night prayer service and bible study at emanuel ame church in charleston. they say he sat with the people inside for about an hour before suddenly standing up and allegely opening fire. case is being investigated as a hate crime. roof drove 250 miles to north carolina before he was arrested in a traffic stop. police do believe he acted alone. a friend tells us roof recently was talking about a plan of sorts. >> it hit me hard, you know. seeing a best friend you've known for seven years do something like this is pretty crazy. >> reporter: in all, six women and three men were killed in the deadly shooting. among them the church's pastor
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clex to pinckney a 41-year-old married father of two and state senator from south carolina for 19 years. several others who worked at the church are among the victims including depayne middleton-doctor, a menster there and sharonda coleman singleton, a reverend at the church. president obama had his own remarks about the loss. >> communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times. we don't have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. >> we're told that dylann roof recently purchased a gun, possibly his second. we also understand that he could face federal hate crime charges. again, he appears in court this afternoon in charleston. reporting live in the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. dozens of firefighters in danger of losing their jobs this morning, the twist that could prevent the layoffs, at least a
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little longer. and the summer slide. we're not talking about a fun ride here. we're talking about to what happens to students when they're out of school. the nationwide push to keep kids from falling behind. well the heavy showers overnight have left behind some low clouds and a bit of fog, too. but we will see some sunshine today and a warmer one, too. 69 degrees at 5:36. we'll go through it hour by hour with the future weather when we come back.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:38. 69 degrees here at nbc 10. we had some storms overnight but now clouds are starting to break. still a chance we'll see a shower. philadelphia international reporting 70 degrees and 90% humidity. the humidity will be dropping as the temperature climbs this afternoon. you can see it's dry right now
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in the city. still watching showers in the northwest. quickly moving through allentown, now into pottstown, richland bucks county. those showers move out of here and the heavy downpours are still a chance of a shower during the day but most of the day, it is going to be dry for the pocono mountains. we'll start off with clouds and sunshine this afternoon. 80s returning for allentown and quakertown, up to 85 degrees with a chance of a midday shower in trenton. most of the day, doylestown mt. holly will be dry. it will be into the 80s at the shore today. 88 for rehoboth 82 in dover while vineland hits 87 this afternoon. look at the upper 80s for drexel hill, philadelphia and swedesboro. change is ahead for the weekend. if you have father's day plans you'll need to see the weekend forecast. i have details with the seven-day when i come back in ten. 5:39 this friday morning. it is time for traffica with
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jessica. >> jessica boyington is watching your ride to work. >> it's hard to say those two words together though. i'm in bill henley's defense. >> we start off around new jersey, around the new jersey turnpike, southbound lanes, northbound lanes, everything is doing just fine. the walt whitman bridge same thing. this is the northbound side which typically starts to jam in the morning. the roadways are looking drier. that's good news. 95 the schuylkill expressway equals 13-minute trip there. currently in problems on the blue route if you're headed southbound. if you're headed out the door on the p.a. turnpike rain actively falling earlier. now you can see it's not. residual wetness 21 or 22 minutes headed eastbound or westbound from route 1 up toward valley forge. back to you guys. a good deed caught on camera. the delivery detour that has a lot of people singing the praises of a local police officer this morning. we continue to follow our top story, the charleston church
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massacre. we'll tell you about the changes that local churches are taking to protect you while you worship.
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it's 5:43. 69 degrees outside. the suspected shooter in the charleston church massacre is expected to face a judge this afternoon.
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dylann roof was arrested in north carolina yesterday, brought back to south carolina. nbc's dave wagner is live in charleston for us. dave what can you tell us. >> reporter: good morning, tracy. it's been a day and a half since the mass shooting at emanuel ame church. you see the memorials present here. we're talking about nine ribbons out there in honor of the nine victims of this mass shooting here as well as a lot of flowers. there's a community vigil tonight. dylann roof made his first appearance -- will make his first appearance here in charleston today. it's really a combination of excellent police work as well as community involvement that led to his arrest. we saw that part-time florist in shelby north carolina who was able to recognize his vehicle, thought this was the guy who was involved in the shooting down here and then contacted police and sure enough an arrest was made. so they had gotten the picture out early. the committee recognized it and it really work. meantime, there's a brother of one of the victims who said he
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hopes dylann roof meets his maker sooner than later. he's hoping for the death penalty. that's the latest from charleston. back to you. >> dave wagner reporting. thanks. many churches are reconsidering safety after the shooting. a pastor at zion ame church at point breeze met with church members to talk about how to keep worshippers safe. they plan to add remote door looks and security cameras and staying connected with police about nearby crime issues. >> in the church and in the community, we really do need to be careful. we need to solidify our security measures here. >> the church is creating a security team many of them are former military or have security experience. and you can count on nbc 10 for updates on the court case against the accused gunman in charleston today. download our nbc 10 news app for instant updates. happening today, president obama will speak to the nation's mayors. the u.s. conference of mayors is
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holding its annual meeting in san francisco today. it's a return engagement for the president who welcomed them to the white house in january. baltimore's mayor will lead the conference with the spotlight on civic and economic problems in her city and others. and today is national summer learning day. a time to remind students to keep up with their studies during their time off from school. education experts say kids cairn lose months of hard-earned skills during their summer break. they say parents can use apps and other online resources to keep their children sharp. some of those apps which focus on math and reading can actually boost their skills over the summer months. a financial boost for philadelphia schools and city council passed a budget that includes $70 million in recurring education funding for the district for next year. the package includes $45 million right now and an additional $25 million in the fall. in addition to that money, there's a possibilit additional funding through a
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potential tax lien sale by the city. more help could be on the way at the state left. >> pennsylvania lawmakers approved a financial form la that could be a big relief for public school districts across the state. a bipartisan panel along with advisers to governor tom wolf approved a measure that would approve the way money is distributed to a school district. the formula would recognize charter school costs along with how much money each district brings in some taxes. >> the formula needs to be student based. it has to meet the primary foundation of our education imperative, the distribution of funding to our local education institutions is needed for the education of our students. >> lawmakers and governor wolf still have to hammer out details like when to start using the new formula and how much money to pump into it. mr. antonio santos. [ applause ]
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>> graduation night has special meaning to are this young man from south jersey. antonio santos you heard his name called there. he has terminal bone cancer. he didn't know if he'd make it to his senior year let alone his high school graduation. he got his dip loam pa from the burlington county institute of technology. singer jon bon jovi signed that hat that he wore to graduation. antonio says this is not the end of his fight. he'll keep raising money and awareness about pediatric cancer. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. 12 minutes before 6:00. it's a warmer start this morning and a bit muggy outside. look at the clouds over center city. the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. the rain has ended for now in the area the temperature goes up, the humidity coming down after the squim9ñ welcome at the clearing skies, slowly clearing in the pocono
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mountains, a dramatic view from lake wallenpaupack. >> there's a mile and a half visibility in reading. most of the the area is fog-free. rain into chester county quickly move you tlog eastern berks county limerick. montgomery county seeing the light rainfall. the heavier storms that we had early this morning, they're already offshore. look to the west. looks pretty dry. most of the day will be dry. can't say the same about the weekend. here's the problem. bill, the remnants of tropical storm bill all that moisture suspended in the atmosphere. watch the future rain and clouds bring that to our area starting saturday night. late this evening around midnight tonight, you can see the storms are in northern kentucky. they'll be marching across pennsylvania during the day on saturday. this is saturday evening at 6:00. maybe an isolated shower before those heavier rain drops move in
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late saturday night and into sunday morning. look at that heavy rain into delaware. and first thing sunday morning, heavy downpours, thunderstorms are likely to start father's day off. there's still a possibility of more during the day. today, though we'll see skies turn partly sunny, just an isolated shower potential today. most of the day today will be dry and much warmer into the upper 80s this afternoon. clouds are back tomorrow. 67 in the morning, 83 the high temperature. look for rain to move in later saturday night and heavy rain potentially into sunday especially in the morning hours. thunderstorms likely also for father's day, a high of 87 degrees. then we clear out and heat up monday 92 degrees up to 90 degrees for tuesday. not quite as hot with partly sunny skies, wednesday 85 degrees. >> 10:06 this friday morning. i'm glancing over at that camera. it looks relatively clear. something magical happens in
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about ten minutes. >> jessica boyington is watching the roads for your ride to work. what are you seeing jessica? >> everybody always heads out the door at that exact time. friday typically is one of our slower traffic days. we're at the walt whitman bridge northbound or southbound, either direction, okay. roads a little bit drier. out on 422, montgomery county we start to see the jams if you're headed eastbound from 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway. that's about an eight-minute trip currently no problems in the other direction. good news, we don't have weather-related delays at the philadelphia international airport this morning. we'll check in with more drive times coming up in ten minutes. new this morning in the lehigh valley south whitehall township police hope to curb the number of calls they get for dorney park and wild water kingdom by assigning an officer to the park. the police department is now testing its program and will see
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if it's worth continuing at the end of the summer. eight minutes before 6:00 right now. happening this weekend, the camden county police department will host two block parties, both are tomorrow afternoon, one is on sheridan street, the other on saunders. the goal is to strengthen the bond between police city leaders and the community. the summer program for philadelphia's police athletic league scholars just got extended. longer hours will allow inner city children to spend more time in safe free and fun environments at youth development centers. the hours start next week and include evenings and saturdays. >> oh, my gosh that is a blessing. a blessing. so nice. >> that's the voice of bernice daniels. she recorded this video of officer sammy brinston. he saw a couple kids struggling with bags of clothes on a way to the laundromat.
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daniels posted the video to facebook where it's earned nearly 200,000 views. >> a blessing she says a blessing. >> two blessings. >> very nice. aren't your home for the world meeting of families? >> there is a rule change in the city of philadelphia that you need to know about. it's going to eat into your profits. >> and celebrating dad. we'll run down some of the weekend's family fun focused on fathers.
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an update on the dozens of atlantic city firefighters whose jobs were in danger. the firefighters union says 85 people will get to keep their jobs from now. mayor don guardian agreed to let the department apply for a federal grant. this morning we learnedpá the grant has been approved. layoffs were supposed to go into effect next week. the union says it's still waiting to hear if the grant will be extended for the next two years. four minutes before 6:00. renting your home in philadelphia? the city wants a slice of your profits. new rules officially allow everyone in philadelphia to
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share their homes for up to 180 days but here's the kick. you have to pay an 8.5% hotel tax. just in time for the pope's visit to philadelphia in september. 1.5 million people are expected. the philadelphia delegation for the world meeting of families will leave for rome late sunday afternoon. >> mayor michael nutter the archbishop and others will leave for the vatican to finalize the details for the pope's visit in september. nbc 10's chris cato will be on that flight. he'll head to rome with the delegation. he'll leave from philadelphia later today and then he'll have live reports from vatican beginning this weekend here on nbc 10 news. >> from our delaware bureau new details on the upcoming escape from lewes open water swim classic. some say it will be a one of a kind event. delaware governor jack markell
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says it involves swimmers jumping off the cape may lewes ferry on september 27th. the fishing line willnishing line will be an arch in the water that will display swimmers' times. the event is expected to draw more than 1,000 swimmers. also in delaware, the sound -- >> so awesome! >> that's the sound of summer right there, the big firefly music festival is beginning on all weekend long in dover, kent county. there were nearly 20 live acts last night on four different stages kend in store for their fans. >> beginning tonight with the game against the cardinals that you can watch on nbc 10. the phils and cars will take you back to the '60s vintage uniforms and other groovy surprises. that's a throwback word. tomorrow night bring a nonperishable food item to citizens bank park to donate to
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hungry families and sunday they will be giving out vintage phillies caps. nbc 10 news today at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. >> nbc 10 breaking news. breaking news we're following for you this morning, philadelphia's germantown neighborhood, crews are battling a house fire but are dealing with more than just flames. we'll tell you why firefighters can't get inside. coming up in a live report. plus the man accused in the south carolina church massacre will be in court today. dylann roof is facing nine counts of first degree murder. this morning his friend reveals the reason behind the shootings. plus a wet start to the weekend. we'll dry out, the heat and humidity returns. what you need to know to make your weekend plans ahead in the nbc 10 first alert forecast. just about 6:00 a.m. good morning. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. i'm blaming bill for the problem
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for the weekend. not our bill. tropical storm bill. >> there you go. >> let's get to our bill. >> you're stealing my thunder there, vai. we could see lightning and thunder from remnants of tropical storm bill over the weekend. it's going to mess with father's day. but today the storms we had when we went on the air at 4:00 this morning have already moved out of philadelphia. boathouse row still has clouds overhead. and still could see another light shower. i'm tracking showers moving into chester, montgomery and bucks counties. they're moving towards philadelphia. expect some light rainfall in the next hour but those attered showers will not last. we'll get sunshine today and warm up from the 60s and 70s into the 80s this afternoon and upper 80s at that. right now, south philadelphia along the delaware river trail and 5th and wharton both at 70 degrees. low clouds streaming past us. a brief shower at 8:00 and we're out of the shower activity at 11:00, 82 up to 86 degrees and

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