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>> you have to stop this. you can't shoot up our city. you can't shoot little kids in the park. >> a community pool under fire. a 10-year-old boy is shot and now in the hospital. what the mayor plans to do to stop the violence. plus the clock is ticking. it's almost time to get your septa passes for the pope's visit in september. the problems some riders may face. we'll have that for you in a live report. and the heat wave continues, but the humidity will cooperate today. how long will it last? details are next in the nbc 10 first alert forecast. good morning, welcome back to nbc 10. i'm rosemary connors. meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking the warm weather this weekend. michelle, you and i were just saying a moment ago, i thought it felt cooler going into work today. i was surprised. there was a six degree difference between yesterday and today at this time. with the low humidity it feels
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nice this morning. if you're getting out to exercise, this is a good time to do it. we look pretty too. looking at sunshine partly cloudy skies right now. some spots seeing mostly sunny skies in philadelphia. getting brighter out there. staying hot once again today. we have been in the 90s since last tuesday. we were in the 90s yesterday. today we will hit 90 once again. that heat wave does continue today. also monday and tuesday before we finally dip back into the 80s on wednesday. temperature now, about five to six degrees cooler compared to this time yesterday. 56 in mt. pocono. 62 in reading. 60 in pottstown. 71 in philadelphia. 63 in millville. 68 in wildwood. we will see lots of sun ship once again. hot by this afternoon. by 8:00 a.m., 74. 86 degrees at noon. and 3:00 close to 90. we'll talk about some storms in
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your seven-day coming up. people who need to buy a special pass for the pope's visit are getting ready to do just that. the sale starts at 12:01 a.m. jesse gary is live at 30th street station, one of three stations in center city where the inbound train will stop. you are breaking down some potential problems for commuters and how to avoid it. >> reporter: the only other city stations that will be open is the one at university city at the penn campus and jefferson station stop which used to be called market east. that's great, but on the mass for the 27th that the pope is holding, that's over by the art museum. how do you get from one of those stations all the way over to the art museum? that will add or complicate your ability to get. there that's something you have to be aware of. during the papal visit, weekend of september 26th and 27th, regional rail service will be
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restricted to just 18 stations outside of the city. trains will express into two center city stations in the morning, three total around the city. then express back out in the evening. to purchase a $10 daily pass you must enter the lottery. the lottery opens at 12:01 a.m. monday, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on monday. just after midnight tonight going into monday. all day. then right before midnight ends. that 24-hour period. only 300,000 passes will be sold. each entry received within the 24-hour period has an equal chance of winning. septa tried to do this before sell these passes papal passes. their system was swamped with demand now they will try the lottery system. hopefully that will work. officials are hoping for a much more smoother transition and
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sale. so 12:01 avm, that's when you can log on. you don't have to sit there ready at 12:01, you have the 24-hour window. any time during the 24 hours, you have an equal chance of getting the papal pass. probably the easiest way to get into the city to see the pontiff. jesse gary nbc 10 news. new this morning, verizon employees say they will stay on the job despite not having a contract. the decision comes after a contract covering nearly 40,000 workers expired before midnight. that contract affects employees from massachusetts to virginia including pennsylvania new jersey and delaware. one of the yune yons representing workers says despite being a profitable company, verizon continues to eliminate job security and drive down their workers standard of living. that union says we are not going
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to take it. we're going to keep the fight going while we're on the job. verizon says that the company is disappointed that the groups did not come to an agreement, and that the union proposals are "unrealistic and out of touch in today's marketplace. this weekend family and friends are remembering the three young victims who were passengers in a crash that philadelphia police are calling a case of street racing. the community came together for a vigil last night at the scene of the crash near red lion road and bustle tone. there they remembered 17-year-old yvette gonzalez and 20-year-old felip hernandez. the family members sabrina rhoads tell us the circumstances are heartbreaking. >> she had everything going for her. she was going in the right
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direction. >> investigators have some new information on the second car that took off from the scene. they believe it's a dark blue or black bmw. police are trying to track down the driver and passengers inside that car. the community also gathered yesterday in philadelphia to honor the life of a man who was killed during a hit and run crash last weekend. francis arroyo was in a car with his brother when an suv crashed into them and did not stop. arroyo leaves behind a pregnant fiance and two sons. police found the suv and know who it belongs to but are still investigating who was behind the wheel. parentses in the city of chester are outraged after a 10-year-old was shot at a city swimming pool. a 17-year-old was running after three young boys yesterday afternoon, chasing them, and opening fire near the memorial park and pool. the 10-year-old was grazed in the stomach and is now in stable
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condition. park employees helped catch the teen shooter. authorities have now charged him as an adult. today in philadelphia, you can step back in time at the national constitution center where they're hosting colonial field days. the outdoor event continues through tuesday. you can try your hand at colonial games, dress up in 18th century fashions and enlist in the continental army. eagles fans will welcome another football season. training camp begins this morning. some big names have moved on. others have moved in one unanswered question is what do at quarterback. sam bradford and mark sanchez are expected to fight for the starting job. the birds do have tim tebow. should be an interesting one. we'll see how it place out. nbc 10 is the official station of the philadelphia eagles. we will follow the team at training camp. we'll have pre and postgame coverage as well as every snap
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of the preseason openers. that's on august 16th against the colts. coming up later this morning in sports we'll break down a last-minute off-season trade by chip kelly. i just told her whitney will haunt her from the grave. a family feud at the funeral of bobby christina brown. why bobby brown's sister stormed out. we'll tell you how many millions of dollars are up for grabs in federal funds. and we're having temperatures in the 50s in some spots. 60s and 70s everyone werwhere else. the heat wave does continue. we'll talk about the heat and look at your upcoming week coming up.
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welcome back on this sunday morning. a beautiful start to the weekend. today will be beautiful too. it will be hot with temperatures around 90 degrees. look at this shot. sums up the whole morning. a pretty start to the day. lots of sunshine throughout the day. temperatures refreshing. cooler than this time yesterday. about 5 to 6 degrees cooler in many spots. we even have 50s on the map. the warm spot in philadelphia, 71. 59 in chester springs. 67 in wilmington. 67 in northeast philadelphia. 65 in washington township. to the north and west, a few 50s there. 56 in mt. pocono. 59 in quakertown. 57 in coatesville. 60 in shenandoah. mainly in the 60s close to the beaches. 67 at the atlantic city airport. 66 in woodbine. 63 in millville. 69 in dover delaware. cooler start to the day. we'll end up around 90 degrees. we'll keep humidity levels low once again. by this afternoon, mostly sunny
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skies. winds will be light compared to this time yesterday. another hot one around 90 degrees. the heat wave does continue today, also monday and tuesday. monday even hotter than today. tuesday will be a warm one as well. we'll drop off the temperatures by the end of the work week. low 80s by the end of the work week. we'll talk beforeabout that coming up. weather was pleasant yesterday for anyone heading out and about. we were in philadelphia's fishtown neighborhood were some animals in need got some love and found some temporary homes. the pennsylvania spca hosted a puppy and kitten shower to help find new foster parents. they also collected pet food supplies to help the new foster parents. next on nbc 10 news today a milestone in baltimore's murder rate has law enforcement officials pointing fingers. we will tell you who they say is to blame for the record number of homicides in the city.
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>> i just told her that whitney will haunt her from the grave. >> family tensions flared yesterday at the funeral of bobbi christina brown. bobby brown's sister stormed out of the church. she was angry that whitney houston's sister-in-law spoke at the service. bobbi christina died in hospice care on july 26th, six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub. this morning in tennessee a police officer is dead after a gunman opened fire during a traffic stop. this happened in memphis last night. police identified the slain officer as 33-year-old sean bolton. right now a manhunt is underway for the shooter. let's head to baltimore, where a commission formed by leaders to review homicides in the city has stalled. officials claim baltimore's top prosecutor is not sharing
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information needed for the program to work. last year the city spent $200,000 on the commission which was meant to bring together police politicians and public health workers to identify violent trends and how to work on them and respond to them. just last months baltimore recorded its highest monthly murder rate in more than four decades. this morning, there's a new push to revitalize camden. today u.s. senator bob menendez will tour the ephraim neighborhood. men leaders say a grant is being threatened by proposed budget cuts. the wilmington va medical center wants you to seatet see the changes they've made over the past year. they will showcase their progress and accomplishments and plans to movement organization forward. attendees will also learn about
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the services being offered to vets throughout the tri-state area. also in delaware the congressional delegation is hosting a veterans job fair at middletown memorial fire hall in new castle county. the event is free and starts at 10:00 in the morning. registration is first come first served. the dog days of summer are truly in full swing. a center city store is trying to help four-legged friends. there was an adoption event with the morris animal refuge yesterday. there were dogs, cats, even a rabbit trying to find new homes a pair of designers also autographed items for customers. if you're out and about, pleasant weather. we're talking 90s, but with the humidity low it doesn't feel that way. >> it felt pretty good
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yesterday. today we will keep it low humidity and feeling good once again. the only difference is no wind today. here's a look outside. we have a baseball game today. aful day for a beautiful day for a baseball game. if you're looking out from your bed a beautiful start to the day. a live look at sits bankcitizens bank park. we will lose the breeze we had for the afternoon. we are tracking day six of the heat wave. more heat just have to deal with that one more day. again, kind of getting used to this by now. warmer by tomorrow. mid 90s tomorrow. another day in the 90s tomorrow. more sunshine yesterday, more sunshine today, and tracking cooler air late in the work week. i'll show you those numbers in the seven-day in a minute. we are waking up 2 to 8 degrees
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cooler than yesterday. 8 degrees cooler in millville. 71 in philadelphia. temperatures mainly in the 60s and 70s, some 50s out there. we are not feeling this breeze like we did yesterday. we won't feel the breeze later on this afternoon. 50s and 60s to the north. 61 in allentown. 63 in millville. 68 in wildwood. 58 in lancaster. a nice start to the day in terms of temperatures. you can go outside, breathe in the air before we warm it back up. mostly sunny today, hot. 88 to 91. we'll end up around 90 degrees. typically this time of year around 87. still above normal for this time of year. still in the 90s. 90 today, even warmer on monday 94. partly sunny. a chance for a thunderstorm late in the day. isolated chance for storms on
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tuesday. there is that break. it comes on wednesday. not as hot. 87. partly sunny. by thursday we're looking at scattered storms a bit more cloud cover. that will keep us down near 80 degrees. that will feel strange. friday 82. saturday chance for showers, 81. these folks look like they're having fun. we'll tell you why officials say this gathering was no laughing matter.
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out in wichita kansas a 9-year-old bat boy for an amateur baseball team is in critical condition this morning after he was hit in the head by a bat this happened yesterday afternoon when kaiser carlyle ran on to the field to retrieve a bat. witnesses say he got too close
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to a player who was warming up. that player didn't notice the boy and accidentally hit him during a practice swing. >> hit him in the helmet. knocked him down. he got back up. but he went right back down again. everybody came out and helped him. >> an ambulance rushed kaiser to the hospital. he is now being treated in the intensive care unit. overseas demonstrators protested outside of parliament in london over a proposed ban on the public sale of nitrous oxide or laughing gats inging fas inging gas. demonstrators say nitrous is less dangerous than alcohol. new york city health officials expect there to be more cases of legionnaires disease over the coming days. they believe people may have been infected before the city cleaned cooling towers where the bacteria that causes the disease was found.
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the disease killed people and sickened 65 so far this summer. four people are suffering from serious injuries after the twin engine plane they were riding on crashed in kentucky last night. the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing at a regional airport but ended up crashing into a remote area not far away. investigators working the scene overnight say it's still unclear exactly how badly damaged the plane is. >> it is so dark out there. it's really hard to tell a lot about the scene. that's why the faa will be coming in the morning. >> today faa officials will conduct their investigation into how and why the pilot was forced to make the emergency landing. back in our area new clues about what may have led to the plane that crashed last year that killed philadelphia inquirer coconer er co-owner lewis katz.
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according to the owner, the plane had a flaw at high speeds but gulf stream airspace corporation blames the may 2014 crash on the crew's actions. six other people in addition lewis katz were killed. the faa is working with gulf stream on design changes for the 500 planes still in service. it's almost time to get online and get your rail pass force the pope's visit in september. jesse gary is live at 30th street station with details. >> we are talking to passengers getting their reactions to the plan to funnel millions of people into center city to see the pontiff. you hear the rewill hear the reactions coming up. here's a live look outside. already looking at sunshine reflecting off the buildings there. we will talk more about today's beautiful forecast and tracking storms as early as monday.
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right now on nbc 10 news today, there are new clues in the fatal accident that killed three young victims in philadelphia. this as the community comes together this weekend to mourn the loss. we'll tell you about the dangerous stunt police say may have caused this crash. plus it's almost time to get your septa regional rail passes for the pope's visit in september. coming up in a live report, we'll tell you what you need to do to make sure you don't get stranded without a ride. >> the heat wave continues. here's a live look at center city. looking good out there. we may reach 90 degrees today, but the humidity will be down. there will be plenty of sunshine. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it's just before 6:30 this sunday. let's get to the first alert
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forecast with meteorologist michelle grossman. in addition to this beautiful weather, we're tracking some storms in the forecast. >> yes. the storms maybe a return as early as tomorrow. we have a couple days where we may see some showers and storms. today, lots of sunshine. a beautiful start to the weekend. we'll have a beautiful finish as well a live view from the cape may camera. the water is warm and the beaches are beautiful. another nice weekend at the beaches. we're looking at cooler temperatures this morning compared to this time yesterday. 8 degrees cooler in northeast philadelphia is 8 degrees cooler in millville and mount pocono. 6 degrees cool in wilmington. we're looking at temperatures mainly in the 60s and 70s this morning. we do have some 50s on the map. to the north and west 56 in mount pocono. 62 in reading. 58 degrees in lancaster. 69 in dover.
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63 in millville. 6 in atlantic city. so, as we go throughout the next six, seven hours, looking at 8:00 a.m. 74 degrees. by lunch time mostly sunny, 86. already starting to heat up by then. by 3:00, mostly sunny and 89. topping out at 90 degrees. we'll talk more about that and a cooldown for the end of the work week. preparing for the pope. soon pilgrims planning to buy a special septa regional rail pass for the pope's visit will be able to submit requests online it all starts this evening after midnight. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at 30th street station. you have been speaking to passengers there this morning about the pope's visit. what are they telling you? >> reporter: rosemary a lot of people are saying they are bracing for a crush of people in the city and surrounding area. some say this will avoid center city at all costs,s say they
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anticipate wading into the sea of humanity. if you think you want to come into center city to seate the pontiff on september 26th and 27th and are taking regional rail it will be restricted to 18 stations outside the city. train also express into 30th street jefferson station and expression back in the evening. we caught up with ron jones moments ago. he uses the west trenton line to get into the city. he is giving the current plan a thumbs up. >> not a bad idea. trying to get people to come in and see the pope. it's a good plan. >> only 18 stations will be open. >> that means it's safe. trying to be safe, too. a lot of crazy stuff going on in the world. >> a few weeks ago, septa tried
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to sell papal tickets online but the system was swamped. to now they will try this lottery system, starting at 12:01 monday to 11:59 p.m. monday. you don't have to rush to get online at 12:01. anyone who enters within that 24-hour window has an equal chance of winning. septa hopes for a much smoother result this time around. 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on monday. that's your opportunity to purchase the papal pass on septa. live at 30th street station, jesse gary nbc 10 news. as we are preparing for the pope, keep this in mind. this tuesday at 7:00 in the evening we will have an exclusive half hour on pope francis. we're the only local news operation to visit the pope's homeland before he visits
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philadelphia. jim rosenfield spoke with close friends and critics to learn more about the man who became the people's pope. new this morning, verizon employees say they will work without a contract while the unions and wireless carriers have more negotiations. the decision comes after a contract covering nearly 40,000 workers expired just before midnight. that contract covers employees from massachusetts to virginia, including pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware. this weekend while family and friends are remembering the three young victims of this deadly crash, philadelphia police have some new clues in the case. the community came together for a vigil last night to remember 17-year-old yvette gonzalez, 17-year-old, sabrina rhoads, and 20-year-old felip hernandez. according to police the three victims were passengers in a car in which the driver was street racing. the victims family members
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became emotional as they pleaded with the public to public an end to these tragic crashes. >> this shows you how dangerous this is. this is not the first. i know it won't be the last. some of us don't learn. we need to learn. >> police now have surveillance video that shows two cars racing near red lion road in bustleton right before the accident earlier this week. they also have new information on the second car which took off from the scene. investigators say it appears to be a dark blue or black bmw. police are now trying to track down the driver and any passengers inside that car. this morning a 10-year-old boy remains in the hospital but is stable after he was shot at a community swimming pool in chester, delaware county. witnesses say a 17-year-old was chasing after three young boys yesterday afternoon and opened fire on them near the memorial park and pool. the 10-year-old was hit. several city workers helped
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police catch the teen gunman overnight. he has been charged as an adult in the shooting. outraged by the shooting, chester's mayor demands change. he says the city already confiscated 85 illegal guns this year, but the crimes continue. >> we have to stop this. you can't shoot up our city, you can't shoot little kids in the park. >> i don't know where they're getting these guns from, but the kids are the -- the teens are out of control. >> in another effort to cut down on crime, the city began installing the first of more than 100 planned surveillance cameras earlier this week. the mayor hopes it will speed up investigations and get criminals off the streets. a 17-year-old boy from philadelphia who was critically injured in a hit and run crash has been upgraded to stable condition. the driver could be facing more charges. the teen was crossing westminster avenue in west philadelphia around 1:30 yesterday morning when investigators say a gold buick
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lesabre hit him and took off. about an hour later officers stopped a similar vehicle, a vehicle matching that description reckless driving. that's when they spotted the car's heavy windshield damage and determined this was the car involved in the hit and run. the driver was arrested for driving under the influence. he could face more charmings. a new jersey man previously served time for not telling his sexual partners he's hiv positive is back behind bars accused of the same crime. police in northampton county say ricky webster did not tell two women about his condition before engaging in sexual acts. the women contacted police after finding out about the 25-year-old's criminal history online. in 2010 webster was sentenced to four years in prison for the same offense. one of the victims, by the way, was a 15-year-old girl. today training camp gets underway for the eagles.
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players will hit the field for the first time at the novacare complex a busy off season but some big questions remain, quarterback who will it be? sam bradford and mark sanchez will be battling for that starting job. nbc 10 is the official station of the philadelphia eagles. count on us for coverage throughout the season. coming up later in sports this morning, break drown and explain a last-machine off season move by chip kelly that sends a familiar face on defense across the state. next will vice president joe biden join the race for the white house in 2016? we'll tell you what may be influencing his decision. and fido has nota spot in the water. this surfing competition among canines is for a good cause. we're looking at 90 yesterday, 90 again today. the heat wave continues.
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welcome back on this beautiful sunday morning. rots lots of sunshine to start our day. we'll heat up to 90 degrees once again. aful shot outside. mostly sunny skies over the next 12 or so hours. we'll see some changes come our way. we are staying hot today. we had 90s all week long. yesterday 90 today 90. feeling a lot like it did yesterday minus the breeze that was in place saturday afternoon. right now, mainly the 60s and
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70s. 61 in doylestown. 71 in philadelphia. 63 in millville. some spots even in the 50s. mt. pocono 56. trenton, lots of sunshine 65. wilmington, 67. we'll see the sunshine continuing. temperatures rising to near 90 degrees. a range of 88 to 91. winds light out of the west. a hot up with today. we'll heat it up even more on monday into the mid 90s. we'll bring back the humidity. feeling warmer than it. another hot one on tuesday philadelphia to honor the life . then a decline in terms of temperatures. that's all straight ahead. more than 50 dogs competed in the petco surf competition in california yesterday. of course they were decked out with life vests, some people wore swimsuits.b" pets wore swimsuits.
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breeds of awful kinds jumped on boards to ride the waves. yesterday's winners were selected by a professional panel of surf competitions judges. proceeds went to the san diego humane society. firefighters in california are mourning the loss of one of their own as fire consumesacres across the state. yoplait greek 100. for when you just can't make
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wildfire in california turned deadly this weekend. south dakota engine captain david rules died battling more than 20 major fires burning across the state. 8,000 firefighters are on the front lines. experts say with the hot and windy conditions things can quickly change for the worse.
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>> probably seeing a flame in excess of 100 feet. the drought is causing significant fire behavior in this area. a lot of this area though it seems rural, has quite a few homes spread throughout the area. >> with so many fires resources are stretched thin. the california national guard is mobilizing several helicopters to attack from above. back in area the body of a man who jumped off a cliff into a berks county quarry has been found. crews were called to the birdsboro quarry on friday night for a possible drowning. a man in his 20s was at the quarry with a friend when he jumped off a 100 foot tall cliff into the water. the friend went for help after the friend never surfaced. searchers found his body yesterday. to decision 2016. vice president joe biden says he is not ruling out a presidential run.
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political analysts say biden's friends and advisers are urging him to launch a campaign, but that decision may not happen until after this month. talks about biden's possible run for the white house were put on hold earlier this year while his son, beau biden, battled cancer. he died in may. pennsylvania is in its fifth week of a budget stalemate. and now social serviceses are s areare preparing for cut. some county and non-profit agencies are deciding which services might stop or if workers must be laid off. some counties may front the money and some workers may go unpaid. this is the third time in 12 years that social services are feeling the effects of budget deadlock. we have new information on cecil the lion in zimbabwe. officials have suspended the
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hunting of lions, leopards in the area where cecil was killed. crews are also investigating the killing of another lion in april that may have been illegal. they only received information about that killing this week. the announcements follow international outcry and a call to bring the american who killed cecil to justice. authorities say the hunt was illegal and are seeking the extradition of walter palmer, a dentist from minnesota. last night new york city's iconic empire building showcased digital light projections of the world's endanger the species. the display showed a looping reel of about 116 ep dangerndangered animals. the projection started about 9 clx last night and lasted about three hours. the show was raising awareness about animals at risk of being lost forever.
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this is one way to keep cool during a heat wave. and raise awareness for a good cause at the same time. philadelphia city counseldowncouncil and the district attorney's office launched the a.l.s. ice bucket challenge. challenge. >> i'm sure that felt good a beautiful day yesterday. super yesterday, super today. it's 90 degrees. we're used to that by now. this is our sixth day in the 90s. we will keep the 90s in the forecast today, also monday and tuesday. getting back into the 80s, near more normal temperatures on wednesday a beautiful look outside. we're looking at a breeze.
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we'll end up feeling like yesterday in terms of temperatures. a beautiful start to the day. it will be hot once today. day six of our heat wave but not humid. super sunday i thought it felt good yesterday. it will feel good today. hot but not humid. humidity returns tomorrow and storms return tomorrow. 71 in philly. mostly sunny skies. 56 in mount pocono. 60 in pottstown. 71 in philadelphia. 67 right now in atlantic city and wilmington. 69 in dover. 63 in millville, new jersey. pleasant start to the day. we'll have a hot finish once again near 90. a live look outside looking pretty outside. headed to the poconos today, looking at 81 warm. showers there yesterday. not seeing that today. the beaches, i feel like weekend after weekend, knock on wood looking good there today. 85 degrees, mostly sunny.
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the ocean water temperature around 71 degrease. closer to the city a hot one. not humid. mostly sunny skies. winds will be light compared to yesterday. 88 to 91. topping out at 90 in philadelphia. that will make it day six. day seven tomorrow, day eight on tuesday, breaking that heat wave on wednesday. seven-day forecast 90 today, warm overnight, lows in the upper 60s. 94 on monday. we will be warmer. we will bring back the humidity once again. partly sunny, tracking a cold front that will come through late in the day that could bring us showers and thunderstorms. that's hanging around on tuesday. isolated chance for a shower or thunderstorm. mostly sunny, 91. wednesday, not as hot, 87. then thursday, look at this big difference by the end of the work week. mostly cloudy scattered showers. 80 degrees. friday looking fantastic. chance for showers come back on
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saturday 81. next in sports cole hamels heads to the hill for the first time as a ranger. see how he fared down south deep in the heart of texas.
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phillies! >> a major league work of art was officially unveiled yesterday, dedicated to the philadelphia phillies. the mural at 24th and walnut streets towers 8 stories high and features more than 30 prominent players, icons, and depicts historic moments from the team's history including the 1980 and 2008 world series championships. hi, i'm amy fadool. last night on the eve of training camp the eagles shipped out a major contributor on defense, brandon boykin who has been traded to the steelers for a fifth round draft pick. boykin was drafted in the fourth round in 2012 but was relegated to playing in the slot rather than the outside because of his height. he's only 5'10". his interception in the 2015 division finale clinched the division title against the cowboys.
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boykin tweeted out the following following his trade, to the city of philadelphia, it's bin real. you know i always played my heart out every time i hit the field. all got love for you. today boykin's now former teammates arrived to check in for training camp including receiver, riley cooper. camp gets started later today. nbc 10 is your official eagles television station. we will follow the team all throughout training camp. we'll have pre and postgame coverage, as well as every snap of the preseason opener august 16th against the colts. our coverage begins at 12:30. after ten seasons, three all-star appearances, and one world series mvp, cole hamels made his first start for a team other than the phillies. cole suiting up after his trade to the rangers. cole threw a no-hitter in his last start for the phillies. first batter he faced in that ranger red, angel pagan. down swinging. cole struck down six. not on his best last night. on the night he was charged with five earned runs, 7 2/3 innings worked. removed in the eighth to a standing ovation. the rangers faithful already showing cole some love.
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another former phillie, ben revere now with his new team, the blue jays. nice play here in left. crashing to the wall, making the grab. he struggled at the dish. he hit lead-off went 0 for 5 at the plate. blue jays fell 7-6. phillies have announced that chase utley will begin a rehab assignment today with the lehigh valley iron pigs. he has been sitting out with ankle inflammation. phillies have won 12 of their last 14. before last night's game mike schmidt and relatives of the phillies greats bobby roberts and ricky ashburn. aaron gave up two first inning runs. goes five innings and got his second major league win. thanks to offense like this. cameron rupp, three-run blast. phillies up 5-2. and this one 405 feet to the upper deck. check out the reaction from the bench. they love it phillies all over the braves. 12-2 the final.
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yesterday a beautiful day to be at the shore which is where the sixers were at the shore in avalon. sixers holding their annual beach bash at jack's place. plenty of fun from hoops to a dunk tank and a chance to meet and hear from jahlil okafor who updated his status after summer league. >> right after summer league, after vegas, i was there for ten days, i was working out, using facilities, so i got back to town a few days ago. now i'm looking for somewhere to live. >> got to make philly your home. that will do it for sports. i'm amy fadool from comcast sportsnet. you can watch the most recent triple crown winner in action today at a new jersey race course. american pharoh is running at the haskell today at monmouth park. you can watch it here on nbc 10 at 5:00. still ahead, regional rail
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passes for the pope's visit in september go on sale at midnight. it's a lottery drawing. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at 30th street station with more. >> rosemary, hi. those passes can get you close to the pope, but still so far away. i'll show and explain coming up after the break. grab the sun glass today. lots of sunshine outside. mostly sunny skies throughout the day. here's a beautiful shot from our lake wallenpaupack in the pocono mountains. cool 58 in mount pocono. 72 in philadelphia. we will talk about today's temperatures and how hot it will get straight ahead.
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>> it is your ticket to ride but not everyone will get one. we're hours away from the lottery drawing. for just 300,000 available train passes for the pope's visit. as we take a live look at center city. expect another day of 90 degree weather. that means the heat wave continues. but there is some relief in sight in the first alert seven-day forecast. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors.

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