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nbc 10 news starts now. a camera was rolling as a group of philadelphia teens attacked a classmate, now we know the punishment they will face. plus, more than 100,000 families in our area are going on day three with no power. nbc 10 has new information about how much longer they'll be without electricity and how the outages could affect everyone this morning. and on this friday the first alert radar is tracking morning showers. more rain is ahead in the weekend forecast. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today, i'm rosemary connors. meteorologist bill henley has the details on the wet weather this morning. hey, bill. >> rosemary wee starting off
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with lots of clouds. not too many showers are left after steady rainfall came through last night. we're seeing plenty of clouds for the daytime too. as things get ready for the tall ships festival at penn's landing. that's a live view. it is dry right now. there are plenty of of showers, light showers in south jersey especially north of atlantic city. the heavy rainfall is now offshore. wet weather for the atlantic city area just to the north into ocean county. it's where you'll see the steadier rainfall right now. barnegat lake seeing rain drops. clouds and occasional showers are possible 68 degrees at 6:00. certainly not an all-day rain near 70 at 9:00 and middle 70s at lunch time. a cooler day thanks to the clouds. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood to show you how warm it's going to
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get, where you live. let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> ongoing construction is still closing part of the vine street expressway on the east and westbound side. both directions between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. traffic being diverted at the broad street exit right now. follow the local detour through the area. out in middletown township u.s. 1 between stony bank road and thornton is blocked due to fallen power cables. on i-295, exit 15 at tomlin station, 16 at swedesboro road and 17 at harmony road those exit ramps are still being block. septa is having no problems still having suspended service from atlantic city in philadelphia and patco is doing just fine. this morning, more than 48 hours after a severe storm blew through the region thousands are still without power. peco says more than 17,000
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customers don't have electricity. pse&g crews tell us that more than 4,300 of their customers are affected. atlantic city electric has the most outages, more than 80,000. and more than 270 delmarva customers are still in the dark. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in gibbstown, gloucester county. a hard-hit area from the storm. what's the situation there this morning. >> reporter: gibbstown is part of greenwich township. this area still has no you positiver. greenwich township 84% of atlantic city electric customers still without power. this is west broad street, route 44. i'm shining the light down the road. all the streetlights are out except for those in the distance. all these homes still without power. we'll turn around on this road. you can see the traffic lights are still here at rapanno avenue.
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some of these cars are coming stopping and then moving through the intersection because all the lights are still out. jessica talked about how the offramps to 295 are affected as well. we were trying to get into this area we had to drive farther down 295 just to get off into this area. that is still affected right now. you can see the brush as we come around one more time out here on the side of the road. a cleanup effort still under way in gloucester county a big, hard hit area from tuesday night's storm. that cleanup still continues and effort to restore power continues as well. we'll continue driving around, try to get to 295 where the off ramps are closed trying to give you a better look at the situation there. live in gibbstown, gloucester county. now to the storm cleanup in delaware county. we found a power pole still leaning against a house innist aston. the hardest hit areas may still
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face a few days without power, a longer outage than some endured after hurricane sandy. >> it's like we're trapped in here. we can't go nowhere unless you walk somewhere to get there. >> we saw power crews assisting atlantic city electric pulling down broken lines and installing new ones. you'll want to have the nbc 10 news app downloaded on your smartphone or tablet. get live interactive radar or the latest video forecast in the app. it's a free download in the app store. breaking news out of southeast alaska. a sight seeing tourist plane crashed killing all nine people on board. the plane was discovered yesterday against a granite rock face about 800 feet above a lake near ketchekan.
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a team is headed to alaska to determine what exactly led to the crash. new from overnight in our area investigators will be looking for the cause of this house fire in philadelphia. nbc 10 was on yellen street in nicetown where the blaze broke out just after 11:00 last night. crews distinguished the flames in less than an hour. about ten people are out of their homes this morning. it's unclear if they were directly impacted by the fire. this morning, five people are under arrest in the brutal beating of a north philadelphia teenager. a warning, you may find the video we're about to show you disturbing. [ bleep ] police announced the arrests after this video surfaced and went viral. the teen was walking home from martin luther king high school earlier this month when he was jumped by a group of classmates. police tell us the boy suffered a concussion and needed serious dental work. investigators and neighbors say the video made all the difference.
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>> really makes your job easy sometimes. >> makes our job easy sometimes. definitely. >> you have to know if you're recorded somebody is going to know who you are. >> detectives say four of the five suspects are juveniles. the first medical marijuana dispensary in delaware will open to patients today. the first state compassion center is located just outside of wilmington. it's a nonprofit that will dispense prescribed amounts of marijuana for treating various conditions and diseases. in new jersey there are three medical marijuana dispensaries open. right now medical marijuana is illegal in pennsylvania but state lawmakers are currently considering a bill to change that. later on today, the u.s. supreme court could announce its decision on same-sex marriage. the justices could issue a ruling on two questions, first
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whether states can ban gay marriages altogether and second if a gay couple is legally married in one state, should other states be forced to recognize that marriage? the announcement from the high court could come down today or monday. yesterday, the supreme court handed a victory to president obama and his affordable care act in a 6-3 vote, the justices upheld a key provision of the law that preserves health insurance for millions of americans. they ruled nearly 9 million americans can keep receiving federal money, federal subsidies to help pay for their health care. this goes for the 22 states that never set up separate exchanges, including pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. the president says the court's decision was a victory for all americans. >> five years in this is no longer about a law. this is not about the affordable care act. as legislation or obamacare as political football. this is health care in america.
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>> the ruling marks the second major judicial victory for the affordable care act in the last three years. the ruling impacts more than 500,000 people in our region including nearly 350,000 people in pennsylvania. because of the supreme court ruling governor tom wolf says he is withdrawing his application to take over the insurance marketplace in pennsylvania as it's no longer needed. >> we as a contingency developed a state exchange in case the court ruled in an unexpected way but they ruled the way we expected them to rule and so we don't have to put that contingency into place and what we were doing originally we will continue to do and should mean no changes for anybody in pennsylvania. >> political observers say after two supreme court rulings uphelding the ac krxtcaca, neither congress is intended to
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challenge it soon. now your first alert weather . the temperature, 69 degrees. we've had rain overnight. most of the areas are looking at cloudy skies, tracking a few showers in south jersey at this hour. a chance we'll see more showers during the day. rain is on the way for this weekend. won't be all weekend long but we could see some periods of heavy rain leading to localized flooding, especially later on saturday. right now, first thing this morning, 63 degrees. allentown is cloudy. cloudy skies over northeast philadelphia and the rain just tapered off in atlantic city. there are still showers along the coastline, just to the north of atlantic city. you can see the clouds that are over the buildings in center city, a live view from the adventure aquarium. there it is dry in philadelphia. the light rainfall is not very impressive but it's still coming down in ocean county for stafford, beach haven, galloway seeing a light rainfall this morning an a few sprinkles in eastern cumberland county and
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into atlantic county in new jersey. neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast mostly cloudy skies. a hint of sunshine chance of scattered showers for allentown and reading. low 70s for the pocono mountains. clouds occasional showers are possible for doylestown trenton and mt. holly and at the shore, mainly cloudy day, too. you could see pop-up showers, the temperatures won't pop up all that much. atlantic city cape may, all in the 70s. wilmington, high of 79 degrees, up to 79 for philadelphia and westchester. very uniform temperatures thanks to the clouds. and the clouds they'll be around until the weekend. that's within we'll see the heavier rainfall. rain saturday morning intensifies in the afternoon and evening. still showers into sunday morning. if we get breaks of sunshine on the weekend it will be later in the day on sunday. high of just 75 degrees. a look at how much rainfall to expect over the weekend with extended future weather when i
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come back in ten minutes. 4:11 on this friday. let's get a check of the traffic with jessica boyington. >> we're light in volume soç far this morning, rosemary. out on 295 around the black horse pike. a work zone that actually is inactive. you can see both directions moving along just fine. the southbound side is typically where we jam up later on in the morning hours. 38 up towards this point at the black horse pike a still a 13-minute trip. in greenwich township exit 15 at tomlin station, has downed wires at it. same story for 16 at swedesboro road and 17 at harmony road. these exit ramps are closed so far for the morning. if you're taking a drive down the p.a. turnpike everything moving along just feign. a 22-minute trip from route 1 up towards valley forge. more drive times coming up. this morning trouble is brewing for a high profile gop presidential candidate.
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the backlash donald trump is facing after comments he made about immigrants from mexico. we'll explain how it's impacting a big event in atlantic city. riding in the fast lane the big milestone philly's new bike share program reached much faster than any other city.
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(gong) slather your ribs with kikkoman for that rich mahogany sweetness. (taiko drum beat) (taiko drum beat) as we prepare for the pope a group of philadelphia leaders is headed home after a week-long visit to rome. they'll be returning with a greater understanding about the world meeting of families and pope francis's visit here three months from today. the vatican council that runs the world meeting has been releasing updates on the event. according to the council about 12,000 people from more than 100
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countries have registered for the four-day congress at the pennsylvania convention center. they'll attend panels and lectures on notable issues that the church says threatens the sacred bond of the family. >> talks on dealing with the issues of infidelity, intertilt, immigration. >> people are so excited, thrilled, had no idea this was going to be be such a major event for the world. >> lucille and jerry francesco are the official spokes couple for the world meeting of families. you can count on nbc 10 for complete coverage of the pop's visit leading up to his trip in september and the impact on our area. we have a full section of the world meeting of families on the nbc 10 news app. president obama will deliver the eulogy for the pastor murdered in last week's massacre in south carolina. the president and vice president will be in charleston for the
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service remembering clementa pinckney. funeral services will take place at the college of charleston. hillary clinton will also attend today's funeral service in charleston. clinton was supposed to be in our area, philadelphia today, for a fund-raiser. hundreds gathered in south carolina yesterday to remember one of the victims who grew up in our area reverend sharonda coleman-singleton was laid to rest. she was among nine people shot to death last week at the emanuel ame church. dylann roof is accused of attending that bible study for nearly an hour before opening fire. he is charged with nine counts of murder in what investigators are calling a racial hate crime. now to decision 2016. nbc news confirms that new jersey governor chris christie
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will announce his run for the white house on tuesday. christie is expected to kick off his campaign from his former high school in livingston, essex county. last night on a local radio show the republican gorchsvernor said he had not made a final decision on a presidential run but did say he'd be involved in some way. >> if i'm not in it, i'm sure i'll be a factor in because, you know, people will want to have my support if i'm not a candidate. >> let me ask you about the -- >> political observers say christie will have to overcome some of the lowest approval ratings of his governorship to win the gop presidential nomination. he has plenty of company in the race for the white house. there is 13 other republican candidates who have announced that they will run. four democrats are also running for president. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows that hillary clinton is leading her nearest competitor by 60 points. gop presidential candidate donald trump is firing back
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after a major broadcast outlet announced a boycott of his miss usa pageant. univision says it's dropping its spanish language coverage of the pageant next month. the network is protesting what it calls insulting remarks trump made about mexican immigrants during his campaign debut last week. he said mexico sends criminals to the u.s. trumps owns part of the miss usa pageant and is now threatening to sue. >> the problem that univision has with me is that i'm honest about trade and i'm honest about the border and so therefore, they violated a contract and they defaulted on a contract. it's a total default. >> the miss usa pageant airs on nbc on july 12th. our parent company, comcast, says it does not share trump's views. this morning, there are new questions about hillary clinton's use of a personal e-mail while she was secretary of state. the state department says it now has more than a dozen
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work-related e-mails from clinton. she says she submitted but previously could not be found. officials said the messages were between clinton and sydney bloomen thaul,bloom n bloomen bloomen bloomenthal. now your nape first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds overnight came into the area with rainfall. the rain is tapering off but we'll likely see more showers. there you can see the clouds. a nice view as the skies are starting to get a little bit brighter at this hour. 69 degrees, 84% humidity. that number is way up compared to yesterday and will stay elevated today. we're not looking at an all-day rainfall. the rain tapered off in cape may. a few showers left in south jersey. mainly north of atlantic city.
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those are light rain drops compared to what is offshore. the heavier rain is just to the southeast. but it is offshore. but there is more lining up and on the way. you can see showers moving through kentucky and into the midwest. missouri is getting heavier rainfall and thunderstorm activity, too, and periods of heavy rain is what we'll see this weekend. by sunday morning the future rainfall showing close to 2 inches in philadelphia. beyond 2 1/2 inches in the reading area close to 3 inches for lancaster. look at the heavy rainfall for delaware, almost 3 inches for wilmington being predicted by this computer model. a rainy weekend ahead. today lots of clouds. a chance of a scattered shower, a slight chance of a thunderstorm. most of the day will be thunder-free and it won't be as i mentioned an all-day rainfall. it is going to be cooler through the day with temperatures in the 70s this afternoon topping out near 80 degrees. seven-day forecast when i come back in the next half hour. >> talk about pedal power in
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philadelphia. the city's bike share program is already reaching quite a milestone. just two months since indigo hit the streets, 100,000 rides have been logged. it took other cities as long as seven months to hit that mark. philadelphia's bike share program has 600 ache bikes. sbikes. here in philly you pay a flat fee for unlimited rides. other cities require an annual membership and charge more the more you ride. analysts said the 76ers wanted a guard. what they ended up with was another big man. >> the philadelphia 76ers select jalil
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jalil oakkafor. >> the lakers picked ohio state guard d'angelo russell at number two. okafor is 6'11". he led duke to the national championship as a freshman. take a look the the size of his hands. okafor can hold 13 tennis balls in one hand. it's no problem for him to grip football, baseball, you know, whatever. there's a second recall out this morning for apparel company lululemon lululemon. test trouble. the mistake that has a high school suing over her s.a.t. exam.
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a high school student filed a lawsuit in new jersey over a printing error on his s.a.t. the administrators at the s.a.t. had to throw out portions of the test, then base scores on fewer questions. the student's lawsuit claims that's unfair for those striving to achieve the highest possible scores. the student is seeking a refund of the $54 exam fee plus damages. students who took the s.a.t. with the error can retake it for free in the fall. we have a recall to let you know about this morning. an athletic apparel company is recalling women's road diz because the drawstrings can draw injuries. the hard tipped elastic cords on some of its tops can snap back and cause face or eye injuries. the jackets were sold between january 2008 and de5 of last year. if you own one of the hoodies, remove the cord or contact
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lululemon for a replacement. this is the not the first time that lululemon has taken back its clothing products having to call them. the company pulled certain yoga pants in 2013 because the fabric was too sheer and see-through at times. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds overhead. we've seen some showers. right now they've taken a break in center city. 69 degrees at 4:27. at this hour roads are damp in some areas this morning. jessica boyington is watching all of the roads from the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> bill we're looking live at the schuylkill expressway right around the vine street expressway. they just had some crews and signs blocking the entrance towards the vine street expressway removed. we might be picking up that work zone a little bit early. we'll check in with more drive times, coming up.
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nbc 10 news starts now. >> the first alert radar is tracking showers to end the week. we're looking ahead to a soggy weekend. but tens of thousands of people will wake up today without power once again. nbc 10 is live with how the outages are impacting those who never even lost electric. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today i'm denise nakano. >> and i'm rosemary connors. a lot of people will have to rethink their weekend plans with this forecast. let's get details from meteorologist bill henley. >> we are starting off with wet weather but the heavier rain will wait for the weekend. the showers right now are isolated in new jersey cape may is dry. the showers are just to the


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