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gorgeous. if you like the last two days, you'll like today, too. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out the weather ahead with meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> 25 minutes away from sunrise. we are tracking a few clouds. you can now see them just behind center city, just to the west of the city. glow of sunlight and twilight for the buildings. those clouds move through just like the last few days. we've been tracking them through the reading area, into upper chester, montgomery county and into philadelphia. that's one patch of clouds. those will move through and we're back to sunshine today and it will be bright sunshine through the day. look at that, barely a cloud in this view, looking towards center city here at the nbc 10 studios. you can start to see some of the scattered clouds. mainly sunshine today, 66 degrees at 8:00. by 11:00, 76 degrees and into the low 80s at 2:00 this afternoon. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood to show you which areas will not reach the 80s later today.
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that's in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. jessica? >> we're on the schuylkill expressway right now. right around girard avenue where we're starting to see cars move through the area. nothing really stacking up yet. we have a 12-minute drive time if you are headed westbound from the vine street expressway up towards the blue route, average speed 59 miles an hour. time reflected there. if you head out the door in northeast philadelphia, watch out for academy road. we still have an accident scene that's active. comly road and red lion road, there's an accident scene. take knights run road. here's academy, knights run runs directly parallel. northbound, southbound, if you're heading into philadelphia, four minutes only from 55 up towards the walt whitman bridge and the walt is doing okay. as for the rest of the area bridges, they are, too. we continue to follow breaking news from overnight out of south philadelphia.
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a wild story here. two women are safe after being carjacked and kidnapped at random. the suspect is still on the run. that run may not last much longer. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in south philadelphia. that's because police have a key piece of evidence that this guy left behind. [ no audio ] >> we'll get back to katy in a minute. philadelphia police arrested a suspect in a series of burglaries near drexel university. police say since saturday someone broke into five homes in powelton village, taking electronics, backpacks and jewelry. drexel students rent those homes. last night police made an arrest. 6:02. a jewelry heist is caught on camera and we have video. take a look at it. surveillance cameras captured
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these two burglars breaking into trent jewelers, hamilton, mercer county. the suspects broke into the store early wednesday morning. once they got inside, they hit up the display case. anyone with information is asked to call police. >> 6:03 now. a plea for help. that's what the family of a bucks conte man is making while at the same time thanking the people who helped save his life. early monday morning, 23-year-old robbie scott was hit by a car onç brown avenue in bensalem. the vehicle kept going. two off-duty firefighters happened to come along and find scott lying in the road. they called for help. nbc 10 was with his family when they met and thanked one of those firefighters. there you go there. now, scott is in critical but stable condition. his grandmother says the impact shattered almost every bone on the left side of his body. first responder. >> there he was in the mid of the street screaming for help. we jumped out of the car and did what we could. >> thank god they found him.
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i don't know if he would have survived if he had been there any longer. >> scott's family put up $1,000 for information leading to the person who ran over him. 6:04. 64 degrees outside. today in new castle county, delaware, police are cracking down on drunk drivers. a dui task force is setting up check points in wilmington, part of a six-month long campaign that began in june. last month, 100 people were arrested for driving under the influence. working without pay. the chester upland school district is running 0 a $20 million deficit. they won't have money to make the september 9th payroll. the teachers said they will work because they don't want this to
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delay the start of school. police are still looking for a criminal. it happened in south philadelphia. two women were carjacked by this guy who was running from police. the women are safe but the suspect is still on the run. nbc 10's katy zachry rejoins us now with more on that key piece of evidence that this crook left behind. katy? >> reporter: chris, that's right. south detectives behind me say they believe they know who they're looking for because they have in their possession this guy's former prison i.d. heç actually left it at one of the scenes earlier this morning. here's how it all played out. police stopped this black sedan for driving erratically. as they were walking up to the vehicle, the driver sped off. police jumped back in their car and followed him. a few blocks away at 9th and rittner streets, the guy crashed and carjacked this nearby gray sedan. he forced two men in the front seat out. two women still in the car
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as the suspect drove away with it. so he eventually pulled over a few blocks away, he took off running, leaving the women unharmed in that vehicle. police at this hour are still looking for him but they say he left behind some personal information at one of the scenes. >> they saw an inmate identification card in plain view and that inmate identification card picture did match the description of the person who the 17 district officers attempted to initially stop. >> reporter: that's a big break for these investigating officers here at south detectives. i did ask investigators if they were following in such close pursuit of this guy throughout the morning, how they were not able to interrupt the carjacking that took place in front of them. i'm told by one of the chief inspectors that the officers were too far away to actually stop that carjacking from happening. as soon as police here release this guy's information, we'll let you know.
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reporting live in south philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. 6:07. septa is trying to get people excited about the pope's visit to philadelphia at the end of september if you don't have train tickets yet for that weekend, septa says there are more than 100,000 rail passes still up for grabs. septa says it will keep running as long as it takes to get you back home after the weekend papal event. septa's general manager pointed out all the drop points are within a two-mile walk of logan circle. >> we're making it easy for you. we're running express service on the regional rail and the it's easy, it's an easy commute. once you get downtown it's an easy walk to the event. >> the you can also ride the airport line into center city. get more on septa's plans by tapping on the nbc 10 news app. we have road closures and detours and we have the pope's itinerary. the nbc 10 news app is a free
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download. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a cool start and we are minutes away from sunrise. but just after sunrise is the coolest part of the day. we're cooling down at this time. and the coolest morning could very well be this morning. nice and comfortable in the 80s today, low humidity. the next couple days are looking to be warmer, a weekend warmup will have us in the 90s by the end of the weekend. right now, though, 55 degrees in doylestown. millville is 54. we're waiting for sunshine in philadelphia. 64 degrees. you can see scattered clouds. this is a view from the comcast center. most of the area is cloud-free this morning. nobody will see rainfall today. we'll likely stay dry through the weekend. boathouse row, very quiet this morning. very little wind. it is calm at philadelphia international with that 61 degrees. 72% humidity. sunny skies at the shore, cape
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may seeing readings in the 60s this morning and a faw spots in the 50s, too. scattered clouds moving into philadelphia, they'll keep on going and it's sunshine for the rest of the day, low 80s for allentown and quakertown while the pocono mountains warm into the 70s today. 79 for doylestown, mount holly will warm to 83 and 82 in norristown. 81 in cape may and atlantic city. rehoboth beach 80 this afternoon, plenty of sunshine. low humidity and back into the lower 80s for westchester, wilmington and williamstown. nine minutes after 6:00 on a friday morning all things should be easy including yourç mornin drive. >> we hope so. let's take a looing at 295, jessica boyington is watching that. >> good news on 295. about an hour ago we had a pretty active work zone in the area. crews cleared out of the way for right now. headed southbound or northbound, you can see those reflected in
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our cameras around the black horse pike. all traffic still moving along nicely and a 13-minute drive time southbound from 38 up towards this point at the black horse pike. if you're heading out the door on 95 southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway, that's a 14-minute trip, no problems if you're headed northbound. we'll see the jams in the next 20 minutes or so. northeast philadelphia, academy road southbound still closed between comly road and red lion road due to an earlier accident. take knights road because that runs completely parallel to academy. chris and tracy. 6:10 right now. keeping a close eye on erika. the tropical storm is slamming into the caribbean with heavy rain and winds. now florida and the bahamas are on alert. a program to help police who help children is getting a big financial boost. it's being called the biggest donation in the history of p.a.l.
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14 minutes past 6:00. we're learning more about the shooting death of a man at the chester county courthouse this week. the d.a. now says the sheriff's deputy who was injured was shot by another deputy. authorities say on thus curtis smith burst into the courthouse with a knife attacking a deputy. another deputy shot and killed him. originally the d.a. said the first deputy was wounded by smith's knife. yesterday he said the injury came from a bullet fired by the other deputy. smith had a history of bizarre behavior. secret service arrested him in march for scaling the white house fence. the deputy who was attack and shot in the altercation is recovering this morning. the d.a. ruled the shooting was justified. a city already strapped for
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cash is on the hook for $900,000 in legal bills to defend its mayor. there's a pending ethics case. he was accused of awarding city contracts to members of his campaign. in july fbiing as searched mayor vaughn's home and reading city hall. spencer has not been charged with crime. now there's a similar investigation happening in allentown, perhaps a parallel investigation. the fish is looking into mayer ed pawlowski for the same type of alleged misconduct. agents raided allentown city hall eight days before the raid in reading. pawlowski denies wrong doing. cheney university could use managing of its own. they owe the department of education more than $29 million. those errors were founded it after the pennsylvania state system of higher education released a report. it said the school messed up financial aid to85% of its
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students that it offered money to. this is just the latest of many issues for cheyney. student enrollment is down. 75 more men and women will be on the streets of philadelphia protecting citizens. a new castle police officer's graduating this morning at temple university. heads up if you drive in the area. some roads could be closed between 9:00 and 2:00. it's being called the biggest donation in the history of p.a.l. joshua harris donated $3.5 million to p.a. lnch. how about that? he said that it's his responsibility to give back and he hopes the money will help p.a.l. improve on the good work they've been doing for decade. >> help the organization reach more kids, start to include educational outcome, improve some of the coaching. >> this generous donation is beginning to go so far in making
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a difference in the lives of young people here in philadelphia that it's hard to find the words to really describe it. >> the police commissioner credits p.a.l. with helping reduce crime among young people in the communities they serve. 6:17. if you're getting ready to head out the door, there's a disabled vehicle you need to know about. >> it's on one of the busier roadways in the area. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> good thing it is early for us to see traffic on 422. that typically happens around 7:00, 7:30 or so. on 422 on the eastbound side around oaks, with this disabled truck in the area, they're not taking out lanes on that right-hand shoulder. traffic moving through the area. this drive time is doing just fine with an eight-minute trip from 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway. if you're on the schuylkill expressway right through the conshohocken curve, everything moving along great. not an increase in the drive times that's late for that on
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wednesday morning. at the most it willç take you 13-minute trip. now police activity there between comly road and red lion road. take knights road to get through the area. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> seven minutes before sunrise right now. we are seeing clouds move into the city. they've been moving through the pennsylvania suburbs this morning. they will pass through dry, no rain with those clouds. 64 degrees in philadelphia, exactly where we were yesterday at this time. a light northerly wind at 5 miles an hour. we've seen the dry air come into play. it's reached the shore. this is a view from cape may, getting ready for sunshine there, too. another beautiful day at the shore. that's the view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. 64 at philadelphia international. trenton, wrightstown,
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doylestown, 58 degrees. 50 degrees at toms river. at the shore, coolest morning we've seen all week. cape may airport is 59 degrees, 60 degrees in cape may and 63 at cape may point. 57 in cape may courthouse. woodbine, 56 degrees. the atlantic city marina reporting 64 degrees this morning. we will see bright sunshine to warm temperatures up, a few clouds that are moving through the area right now. they'll keep on going. notice a little bit of cloudiness in philadelphia to start with. it won't last all day. sunshine and back into the 80s, similar to the last couple days. plenty of sunshine this weekend, too. it will be a warmer weekend. 88 degrees on saturday and then it's into the 90s for sunday and monday. a hot one monday, 93 degrees. and showers and thunderstorms are a possibility tuesday and wednesday. thursday afternoon, still hot and sunny with a high of 92. how's that gravity over there? still working?
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>> our ipad periscope friends join us, it tumbled. >>ç everything is fine. >> sorry for the disruption. grief turns to anger and a demand for change from the father of the virginia reporter shot and killed on live tv. >> i'm in the going to stop until something happens. i don't want to see another alison tragedy like this again. >> the vow he is making to keep his daughter's memory alive. all eyes are on vice president joe biden. will he run in 2016? we'll hear from the vice president about what his decision will come down to.
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6:23. you can moon walk at the blue cross river rink. that's because it's michael jackson night there. jackson would have turned 57 tomorrow. he died in 2009.
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if you think your moves are bad, then you can compare those to one of the region's best m.j. impersonators. there will be thriller dance lessons. it's all free and starts at 6:00 tonight. before you do that, maybe get that fresh haircut for the first day of school. philadelphia school students can get a freeç haircut before the head back to classes, courtesy of sassy's in south philadelphia. they did it yesterday and again today. yes, it's free. >> we understand some parents are not able to pay for certain things. we want our children to look and feel their best at the beginning of the school year. >> that's a great service. you want a fresh cut. the kids not only look good, parents can check off one more thing off their list on the back-to-school start of the year. there's also a pep rally,
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philadelphia is kicking off its 18th year of service in local schools during a pep rally at 9:00 this morning, happening at the pennsylvania conference center on arch street. a nonprofit grupp thatporter ins with schools and teachers are providing the support for students who are struggling so there are fewer dropouts. comcast, nbc 10, telemundo 62 are sponsoring today's event. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're on route 309 right now around susquehanna road. we're doing great. all lanes are open, moving along smoothly. it's not the same story. i'll show you where they're starting to be jammed coming up at 6:30. right now, let's get a check of the first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> just like the last couple mornings we're seeing scattered clouds move into the city. that's a live view from the adventure aquarium.
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you can see them, look closely on the satellite imagery. they started off in reading and move through bucks county and into chester and montgomery counties as well. those will be affecting philadelphia for the next hour or so. >> we continue to follow breaking news overnight in south philadelphia. news involving a stolen car, a carjacking and a kidnapping. nbc 10's katy zachry is live there with how the two victims of thatç kidnapping got away. katy? >> overnight philadelphia police chase a suspect throughout south philadelphia and witness him carry out a carjacking. coming up, we'll tell you who police are looking for and what key evidence this guy left at one of the scenes. and remembering darryl dawkins. the sixers sports legend also known as chocolate thunder and it's not just his backboard shattering dunk he's famous for. we'll explain how his big heart is being remembered as well.
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nbc 10 breaking news. we are following breaking news out of south philadelphia. a stolen car, a crash, a carjacking and a kidnapping. the bad guy is still on the run but a key piece of evidence he left behind could help police catch him faster. take a look at this for friday morning. not a bad start at all. 64 degrees, nice and cool out there as we take a live look at boathouse row on the schuylkill river. summer heat is on the way for the weekend.ç details coming up soon. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. tgif. let's get the details of today and the weekend with meteorologist bill henley. he has your first alert forecast, hopefully another repeat of the last couple of days. bill? >> i think we can safely bet on that. it's a gorgeous start. a few clouds move through the area right now. you can see them moving into philadelphia. they won't last all day. we will see sunshine take over
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and warm temperatures from the 50s and 60s back into the 80s. look at this. first one of the season, mount pocono's 48 degrees. nice, cool start for wilmington and trenton, 61 degrees in northeast philadelphia. there you can see the clouds moving into philadelphia, coming in from the west. there's still sunshine on the city and the clouds will move out. by 8:00, 66 degrees. 76 degrees at 11:00, then into the low 80s this afternoon. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. jessica? >> right on schedule, 95 starting to show annan crease in that drive time. either our cameras around girard avenue, the southbound side right in here, looking like a pretty serious jam. we have a 19-minute trip right now. average speeds of 44 miles per hour. southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. so about to be about a ten-minute addition to your drive time this morning. patco and new jersey transit are fine so far.
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septa, norristown train number 207 is running about ten minutes late. out the door on blue route, everything is smooth sailing there. all cars green, 15 minutes northbound or southbound from 95 up towards the schuylkill expressway. and watch out out in northeast philadelphia academy road between comly road and red lion road there's an accident scene in the area. take knights road to get through. we're following breaking news from overnight in south philadelphia. a man goes on a crime spree that goes from stealing a car, carjacking andç kidnapping another car with two women inside. >> reporter: south detectives tell us they believe they know who they're looking for. they say it's a former prison inmate who is behinded this morning's crime spree and they know this because they say he left his former inmate i.d. at one of the scenes. now overnight, police in south
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philadelphia stopped this black sedan for driving erratically through the streets. the braver sped off as they walked up to the car. police followed this their car, a few blocks away, at 9th and rittner, the guy crashed and carjacked this gray sedan, according to officers. he forced two men out. two women in the back seat were there as he drove off. the suspect eventually pulled the car over and ran away. police say as they were processing the scene, they found a former prison inmate card belonging to their guy. >> there will be additional charges of kidnapping. after carjacking the vehicle he took off with two females in the back seat. >> reporter: now, police have not released the name of the person they're looking for but in terms of a description, they say he stands about 5'8", has dred locs and was last scene wearing a white t-shirt. when they do release his name and a picture, we'll bring it to
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you. katy zachry, nbc 10 news. breaking news, skyforce 10 just got over the scene of this. skyforce 10 is on the way i should say. this is a view from one of our cameras here, a live look at smoke rising from a fire in the city of camden. you can see the smoke streaming across the city there. nbc 10's monique braxton is on her way to the scene. initial reports with be this is what we have, on mechanic street in camden. this isn't verified yet but the initial report is that this is a two-story vacant home with heavy fire coming from the second floor. again, that information not confirmed. that's the early reports. heavy smoke seen across the city of camden.ç 6:34 now. the sole survivor of that on-air tv shooting in roanoke, virginia has a long road of recovery ahead of her according to her husband. vicki gardner was the woman being interviewed about i that reporter alison parker on live
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tv when the gunman opened fire. gardner was injure, she has lost a kidney and part of her colon. parker and her cameraman, adam ward were killed. parker's father says he's gearing up for a battle over the easy access to guns in this country. >> my grief, it's turned to anger because, you know, how many times are we going to see an incident like this happen? you know, newtown, charleston, the movie theaters, you name it. it's got to stop. and i'm not going to stop until something happens. because i don't want to see another alison tragedy like this again. >> and police say the shooter vester flanagan had two glock 9 millimeter pistols with 6 magazine slips. police say he had three license plates and a wig, a possible clue he may have wanted to escape before taking his own life. last night, hundreds of people gathered outside that television station in roanoke, a
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day after the shooting. supporters held a candle light vigil for alison parker and adam ward there. we're hearing from vice president joe biden just as new poll numbers suggest his popularity is rising. biden is pondering a run for the white house. last night he broke his silence on the subject by saying his answer hinges on family. he spoke during a conference call with democratic officials. he described his struggle just months after the death of his son, beau biden. >> if i were to announce to run, i have to be able to commit to all of you that i would be able to give it my whole heart and my whole soul. right now both are pretty well banged up. >> those new poll numbers indicate democrats may be ready for a biden presidential run. a new quinnipiac university poll finds the vice president's favorability at 48%, wlich is points higher than hillary clinton's. bringing republicans into the mix, the next closest republican
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is donald trump with 36% favorability. we are just 28 days away from the pope's historic visit to philadelphia. now we're getting our first look at an exhibit that will be prominent thely featured. meg saligman unveiled this project. here's how it works. people can write down hardships or struggles and tie them in a knot. the concept is inspired by apainting called "mary undoer of knots" which pope francis has referenced. if you're planning on renting our your home during the papal visit and hoping to make extra money through airbnb, it's going to cost you. >> we told you about this before. it's perfectly legal but you have to pay 8.5% hotel tax. there was a meating to refresh everyone about the rules. we checked airbnb's website this morning. we found some places going for
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$1800 a night that weekend. you can get more on septa's plans by tapping on the nbc 10 news app. we have road closures and detours and the pope's itinerary. the nbc 10 news app is a free download. heavy hearts in philadelphia sports world this morning. remembering darryl dawkins. the former 76ers star famous for the monster dunks died yesterday of a heart attack. he passed away at lehigh valley hospital. he was only 58 years old. dawkins went by the nickname chocolate thunder and pioneered the slam dunk, stunning crowds by smashing two backboards in 1979. after his playing days, dawkins went on to coach at lehigh carbon community college. those who know him best said dawkins wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. >> his talent and how kind he was in sharing that with our students. >> he really touched the lehigh valley as well as the tri-state. >> he was @ç family man first, loved his kids, janice, his wife.
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they're going to miss him a lot. >> dawkins leaves behind four children. the sixers released a statement calling dawkins an absolute legend. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 21 minutes before 7:00. the sun is up and we're on our way to another beautiful sunny day today. it's going to be a warm afternoon but it stays nice and comfortable as the humidity stays low. this weekend, a warmup, into the 80s, possibly the 90s by the end of the weekend. this morning, we're tracking tropical storm erika. the headline here is that it's now expected to stay a tropical storm and not reach hurricane strength. this morning, full strength when it comes to sunshine for doylestown, 55 degrees, 54 in millville and into the 60s. there are scattered clouds moving through philadelphia right now. you start to see them in the distance past citizens bank park. sunshine for most of the day in south philadelphia, in fact, the rest of the area too. by the time the phillies and padres take the field, the
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clouds moving through philadelphia right now will be long gone. it will be another beautiful evening for baseball. we'll see the temperature at 80 degrees at 7:05 game time, by 10:00, 74 degrees. nice and comfortable with low humidity. it's a cooler start this morning and clear for cape may, 50s and 60s at the shore. there you can see the scattered clouds moving through philadelphia into chester, montgomery and berks counties. no rain with the clouds. the clouds are on the move. they'll keep on going. low 80s for allen tw, quakertown and reading. low humidity for doylestown, middletown and mound holly. for cape may, atlantic city and rehoboth, temperatures right around 80 degrees. it will be cooler in westchester and wilmington. look at the weekend forecast and latest on tropical storm erika when i'm back in ten çminutes.
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20 minutes till 7:00. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has a look at the traffic. >> chris and tracy, we're doing okay in terms of traffic and jams on the boulevard around fox street. everything moving along northbound or southbound, no problems. possibly part of the problem here could be reduced visibility or a difficult visibility with that sun glare in the area. just as quickly as we stood up to talk about this, the disabled tractor-trailer on 95 northbound, blocking route 273 -- just got word of that being cleared out of the way. you don't have to worry it anymore. the drive times in the philadelphia area, 95 southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway, now at 20 minutes, we're at 18 minutes on the schuylkill eastbound into the center city area. the blue route is still doing fine. chris? well, there aren't many
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things to stop a football game. a cleese encounter of the drone kind in south jersey. we'll tell you about that. and nothing stopping this football game. eagles/packers, happening tomorrow night, preseason game number three for the birds. watch that only here on nbc 10. pregame show at 7:30, kickoff at 8:00. we'll have your complete postgame show. nbc 10 is your official station of the philadelphia eagles. we work weekends here.
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one thing could slow down usain bolt, the world's fastest man. a cameraman on a segue. a photographer lost control and slammed into bolt during a victory lap at the world track and field championships in beijing. bolt completed a clean sweep of the event. both men are all right. a close flyover by a drone
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prompted from cape may county football teams to stop playing. the remote control drones buzzed back and forth. the drone was gone when police showed up. officers say there's little they could have done anyway. >> there are times when it was very low, no more than ten feet above the players. >> we as law enforcement are waiting for the lawmakers to give us some enforcement powers to regulate the use of these drones. >> people on ocean city's 5th street beach say they had a close encounter with the drone last weekend as well. no one was hurt. a major labor union is urging fellow union members to boycott casinos that are owned or about to be owned by carl icahn. the company terminated health insurance and pension mans for workers, icahn said the union-run health plan is
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unaffordable and excessive. 6:46. new from overnight, savannah state university confirmed a student died after being shot in the student union building late last night. the victim was identified as christopher stark, a junior.ç students say a fight broke out between several people in the cafeteria before the shooting. the lockdown as been lifted. it's not clear if a suspect is in custody. in new hampshire, the state of a prep school graduate student is now in the hands a jury. closing arguments wrapped up yesterday in the case of 19-year-old owen labrie. he's accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman two days before he gauted from st. paul school last year. labrie and the alleged victim both testified they agreed to meet for a tradition called the senior salute which say sexual conquest contest. the girl said it went too far and she was forced to have sex.
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labrie says there was no intercourse. >> this someone saw how vulnerable a 15-year-old freshman was and took advantage of it. this someone was going to get what he wanted. and not take no for an answer. >> again, labrie has pleaded not guilty. the jury will start debilitating today. crews in baltimore will demolish the cvs storm looted and torched in april. vandals damaged the store during protests and rioting following the death of freddie gray. he died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody. cvs says the store will be rebuilt and re-opened by the end of the year. hard to believe, it has now been ten years since hurricane katrina ravaged new orleans. today, president george w. bush and his wife laura are going there, visiting a school that benefitted from the gulf coast school library recovery initiative. that's a special fund of the laura bush foundation for america's libraries.
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it helps gulf coast schools damaged by the storm re-open. it is hard to forget the images from ten years ago. according to fema, hurricane katrina was the most devastating storm in our country's history. for survivors, it's a week of mixed emotions, remembering the devastation and the loss. while also staying focused on how far they've come and the recovery that continues to this day.ç as many as 60,000 homes still need to be rebuilt or repaired. a target store in chicago wants to become the first in the country to serve cocktails to its customers. the new target store being converted from this food market is scheduled to open in the fall. it applied for a liquor license not8 only to sell but serve on the premises. >> my wife does just fine without a glass of wine in her hand. let's be careful there, okay? maybe i should be careful this morning, too. 6:49. let's go to new york for a look at what's coming up on the "today" show. >> we say good morning and tgif
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to matt lauer and savannah guthrie. >> good morning. coming up on the show, all eyes on erika. the storm is hitting puerto rico this morning. we're there live and al will tell us where and when it could hit on the southern u.s. coast. >> also ahead, with cyber fraud soaring, credit card companies are fighting back with chips embedded in your credit cards but will they make your accounts any safer? we'll talk about it. >> we hit the court with rafael nadal. we'll talk about his comeback from injury and his revealing underwear ad. i ask the questions that need to be asked. >> and a concert on the plaza from country star darriius ruck. >> we look forward to it. see you at 7:00. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> less than ten minutes before 7:00. we have a beautiful morning, barely a cloud in the sky over
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philadelphia right now. 64 degrees in northeast philadelphia. cooler, the humidity is nice and low. look at the sunshine from the shore. that's the view from cape may, a few scattered clouds there. a cloud or two moving through philadelphia, chester county, moi, they won't last. those clouds move out. sunshine for the rest of the day. erika, a tropical storm, a strong one at 50 miles an hour. the good news for puerto rico is the worst that storm is toç th south. they're still getting a lot of rain and plenty of wind, too. the storm will be on the move, moving past the dominican republic and haiti, clearing that area by 2:00 saturday morning, early sunday morning impacting the bahamas. then south florida is in the target zone. just as a tropical storm, not expected to reach hurricane strength. still lots of rainfall headed to those areas. headed to the shore, 80s for today and the weekend is looking good with lots of sunshine, plenty of sunshine for philadelphia.
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look at the warmup. by 11:00, 76 degrees and into the lower 80s with low humidity again today. northwesterly winds still on duty, keeping the humidity low. humidity won't be bad tomorrow. 88 the high temperature. into the lower 90s for sunday. steamier monday and that could lead to scattered showers and thunderstorms, just a chance of that happening tuesday and wednesday and still hot, humid conditions, thursday with a high of 92. thanks, bill. let's check the schuylkill. you never know. >> let's hope for a friday morning that things are nice and calm even on 76. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington will have that for us now. >> we are having a pretty quiet friday morning know. one of the last few weeks of the summer in august. that's probably why. right around conshohocken, we're seeing a little bit of jam, whether you're headed eastbound or westbound. from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway, that's about a 17-minute trip. that's tacking on six minutes or
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so so far for the morning. out on 422, everything is clear there still. only tacking on about two minutes for this drive time. it's still okay. route 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway, no problems if you're headed westbound. mass transit, we're still okay for patco and new jersey transit. the norristown line for septa, train number 207 is running about ten minutes late. we'll have one more check for traffic in about five minutes. we're following breaking news out of south philadelphia where police are still onç the hunt for a suspect in a carjacking and kidnapping and nbc 10's katy zachry is live with a twist in the investigation. katy? >> reporter: chris, it's the kind of break in a case that police wish for but rarely get, however, this morning detectives here in south philadelphia are one step closer to finding the man who carjacked a vehicle with people inside.
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i'm katy zachry live in south philadelphia where behind me south detectives have spent the morning looking for a former prison inmate believed to be behind an overnight robbery, carjacking and kidnapping. now police say during this traffic stop we're showing you video of with the black sedan, the driver sped off. police followed this their cruiser. a few blocks eir guy crashed and carjacked a nearby gray sedan. he forced two men who were sitting in the front seat out, however, two women were still in the car as the suspect drove off. he eventually pulled over, stopped the car, ran away. police say as they were processing the scenes earlier this morning, they find a former
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prison inmate card that they believe belongs to their guy. their suspect description they're giving us, the man stands about 5'8", has dred locs and was last seen wearing a white shirt. in terms of the four carjacking victims, only one received minor injuries. if you have any information, contact south decks. reporting live in south philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. we're starting off on route 42 in new jersey if you're heading down the shore, somebody has to be, this is at the tail end of 42 where it runs into the ac expressway. no problems moving along. the philadelphia area, northbound drive time from 55 up towards the walt whitman bridge, a five-minute trip. we aren't seeing an increase there. patco is doing okay, septa having a few problems. thorndale 5714 running 12 minutes late and norristown 207 now running about 20 minutes late. as for the philadelphia area
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heading into that direction, center city, 95 southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine, about 22-minute trip. the blue route southbound from the schuylkill expressway to 95 doing just fine. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> sunny start this morning, bright sunshine, for most of the area. there are a few scattered clouds moving through the region. you'll see no rainfall today. we could use some rainfall, scattered clouds in the pocono mountains, that's the camera looking past camel back. you can see that at the bottom of the screen. sunshine it will be 70s this afternoon for the pocono mountains. the clouds move into philadelphia. still nice glow of sunlight on the city this morning. we're atç 66 degrees right now. that's just one degree warmer than yesterday at this time. the humidity has already started to fall. look closely on the satellite imagery. those are the clouds moving through the area, sunny, warm afternoon. back in the 80s today.
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>> excellent. sounds great. "today" show is up next. we'll be back in local updates in just a few minutes. >> have a great weekend. good morning. breaking overnight. tropical storm erika lashing puerto rico right now after hammering other caribbean islands. at least four people dead, 20 others missing. forecasters say it could hit florida as a hurricane this weekend. nbc news exclusive. a look inside the home of the man who killed two journalists on live tv. his apartment sparsely decorated except for photos of himself on the refrigerator as the community comes together to mourn the victims. waiting for a verdict. jury deliberations under way at the closely watched rape trial of an elite new hampshire prep school student. could he go to prison for decades or will he walk free? and the

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