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10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. our old friend humidity is back in the area, teasing tracy's hair. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. it's already nice and warm out there. >> definitely warmer than yesterday. we're up by 7 degrees in philadelphia. lots of clouds, too. i'm tracking some very light showers in delaware and south jersey. a few sprimpgs into delaware county and pennsylvania. the steadiest rainfall just light showers in burlington county, nothing heavy there. the showers will end this morning and later today, we'll get that sunshine to warm us back into the 90s this afternoon. 76 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00, 82. we might see thinning of the clouds during the morning and early afternoon hours. look at that, 88 degrees at 1:00. just 2 degrees away from the 90s. we'll likely be back in the 90s later today. some spots that is. we go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood to show you which areas will hit the 90s today. if you're heading out the door, jessica boyington is watching
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the roads. >> we're watching the schuylkill expressway to be exact right now. right around montgomery drive. starting to seeç a little bit more cars in the area than we have earlier this morning. still nothing really backing up. eastbound right in here if you're heading into the center city area, that's 12 minutes from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway. no problems there. you can see westbound doing just as well. as we head out in cheltenham, we have reports of a road obstruction on ashborn road and new second street. watch out for that. warminster train 6400, ten minutes late, airport 499, 11 minutes late. as for 202, 11 minutes at the most if you're headed northbound or southbound from 30 up towards the schuylkill expressway. we'll check in with new jersey when i come back in ten minutes. for the second time in less than two weeks, a philadelphia police officer has died in a crash. >> and this time investigators
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say the other driver kept going and they suspect he was drunk. nbc 10's katy zachry joins us live outside the 12th district where that officer works. tell us about the witness that was really key in helping police catch the suspected driver. >> he was definitely key. we'll get to him in just a minute. in the last few minutes i was inside the 12th district talking to fellow officers. officer lamar poole had a reputation for taking rookie cops under his wing. 42-year-old officer lamar poole had nearly 20 years of experience on the force. he was off duty when his motorcycle crashed with this silver toyota. police say the driver tornadoed in front of officer poole who was thrown from his bike. he was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma. the car's driver who is suspected of dui took off after the deadly crash only to be stopped a few blocks away you about a tow truck driver who saw it all happen. >> we have to give credit to the tow truck driver.
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he helped us solve this crime. the driver could have got away if it wasn't for the tow truck. we often depend on witnesses to help us out. this is a good example of aç civilian. >> this happened where6ivv devex street meets the roosevelt boulevard. according to police department data, the boulevard sees more hit and runs than any other street in philadelphia. this morning, i've spoken with accident investigators, they tell me the driver has not been charged yet. coming up in the next half hour, i'm working on a story about what police on scene did immediately after taking that driver into custody. reporting live in southwest philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. an a police officer in delaware county is recovering this morning after he was shot in the line of duty. ridley park officer marc hanly was released from the hospital yesterday. hanly was wounded while he and his partner were handling a suicide call in norwood. the officers were trooing to
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talk darrel burt into surrendering when he opened fire. hanly's bulletproof vest stopped one shot to the chest. he was also hit in the leg. adam war's family will receive friends in virginia. ward's family is encouraging people to wear the colors of his alma mater, salem high school and virginia tech. that video was from yesterday. and the memorial that happened yesterday and a lot of people have been posting memorial pictures on social media. this one is from the city of roanoke. it tweeted the image of tv color bars and in time code marked off the day, month and year of the shooting. over the weekend, wdvj staffers gathered to remember their friends at a favorite pizza restaurant. they enjoyed ward's favorite meal, pepperoni pizza and
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ginger ale without ice. bulling energy and excitement. we are 26 days away from pope francis's visit to philadelphia. the city has the goal of building excitement as the city prepares for pope and the world meeting of families. today officials will be hitting the streets to rally businesses. nbc 10's jesse gary joins us now to explqr' how this campaign will work. >> reporter: city leaders and business owners want to be pro-active, let people know what's going to be open during that weekend. so later today, the mayor and executive director of the world meeting of families will deliver open in philadelphia kits to businesses across the city. the kits contain signage, buttons and business resources to help business owners better engage and attract clientele during the pope's visit. it's part of the city's i'll be there campaign introduced last wednesday.
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>> despite many reports to the contrary, there is still hotel availability in center city. staying at a hotel for this event puts you right in heart of the francis festival. >> that so-called francis festival is the area from south street to girard avenue and the delaware river all the way west to 38th street. the open in philadelphia kits will be available for pickup until friday at eight locations around the city. we'll post those locations on our website so you can take a look. live outside 30th street station, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news has all the information you need about the pope's visit and the world meeting of families, a week-long event that's bringing him to philadelphia. all the mass transit changes, road closures, security details and information on how locals are preparing, you can download the nbc 10 news app. speaking of the pope, be not afraid, that's is the message from archbishop charles chaput as he is charging the faithful not to get concerned in all the
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talk of crowds and inconveniences during the visit. and we'll tell you about new legislation that could allow ride sharing services like uber-x to operate in philadelphia. clouds overhead and tracking showers, too, your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, coming up.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 21 minutes before 6:00. it is cloudy this morning. a dry view, though, looking from this is the view from high atop the comcast center at the 974-foot level. that sunshine we enjoyed yesterday will be back later on. clouds right now, 77 degrees in philadelphia. that's 6 degrees warmer than yesterday. a few scattered showers, very light showers in burlington county, tacker kna etabernacle
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in pennsylvania, most of this activity is very light and scattered and will not last. we probably won't need an umbrella and you won't need the sun glasses to begin with as clouds are starting things off. later on, we'll get sunshine. in fact, lots of sunshine late day. temperatures will be responding by warming into the upper 80s for allentown and reading. mt. pocono will>@hm top out at degrees. 90 for mount holly and trenton. norristown, high of 89 degrees. cape may 87 degrees. vineland, 80 -- 90 degrees this afternoon. 89 for dover and wilmington. philadelphia, williamstown and narberth, very low 90s today. it will get hotter before things start to cool off. they will be cooling off just in time for the weekend. saturday, sunny skies, 87 and 88 on sunday. seven-day forecast to show you what gets here before the weekend when i'm back in ten minutes. we are already making our
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weekend plans. thanks, bill. >> it's monday. >> got to get you to work first this morning. we'll see how everything is looking on 95 right now. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has her her eyes on that. >> girard avenue, on 95, this is always first spot that starts to pack in. you can see where you do have more cars than the rest of the majors. southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway, still a 14-minute trip. no problems if you're headed northbound and all lanes open. on the 42 freeway heading to new jersey, northbound from 55 up towards the walt whitman bridge, that's a five-minute trip. no problems. you can see the cars are green and moving. you are heading into the philadelphia area right now, you shouldn't have aç problem. we looked at the walt, that's clear. no problems for the tac pal, the ben or betsy ross. we'll come back in the next ten minutes with updates. 5:41. north america's tallest mountain will now be known by a different
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name. we'll tell you about the decision to rename mt. mckinley and the meaning behind it. and new jersey governor chris christie is defending his use of personal e-mail for public business. we'll tell you why it shouldn't be compared to the scandal plaguing fellow candidate hillary clinton.
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76 degrees in philadelphia. we have new information now on the investigation of that deadly bombing in thailand. police in bangkok say they're looking for two new suspects following the arrest of one man saturday and yesterday police say they found bomb-making materials at an apartment in the same neighborhood. the blast at a hindu shrine earlier this month killed nearly two dozen people and wounded more than 100. the french-american who helped thwart that train attack in france is speaking publicly now that he's out of the hospital. >> mark moogalian is a virginian who teaches english in french schools. he was one of four americans and a britt who disarmed that gunman earlier this month. he remembers locking eyes with his wife on the train thinking it was the last time he'd see her. he was shot during the struggle. he will receive france's legion of honor as well.
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things are back to normal in newark after a scare it the airport. a man got into a secure hallway. the man was stopped by customs and border protection agents. nothing was found at the airport. 5:46. this from our delaware bureau, the state's national guard is celebrating its 360th anniversary today. 360. the guard was known as the militia when it formed in 1655 under swedish rule. governor mark allen and senators carper and coons are expected to attend a ceremony later today. african partner nations are visiting joint base mcguire-dix-lakehurst. he's now the first sitting president to visit the alaskan arctic. the conference will focus on
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climate change and highlight the urgent issues the region is facing. this year alone, the average glacier will lose 30 inches of sickness, scientists say. >> there's about 25,000 glaciers in alaska and almost all of them are retreating, losing mass and shrinking. >> president obama says the state's god-given natural treasures are now at risk. the political debate surrounds balancing environmental and economic issues. what was once mount mckinley is what native alaskans have always called it, denali. the name change is effective immediately. denali which stands for great one had been renamed after former president mckinley. >> i'd like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect and gratitude to the athabascan
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peoples of alaska. >> the athabascans have called it by its native name for years. we are going to seeç sunshe later today. we're getting a cloudy start. look at the clouds over center city. that's a live view from here at the nbc 10 studios. the temperatures will be climbing, though. the winds not that strong. philadelphia, 77 degrees, we'll be in the 90s this afternoon. cape may, 75 and 71 in doylestown. you can see a few scattered clouds in the pocono mountains. clouds are already thinning out in the mountains. it will take some time for the clouds that are over philadelphia, wilmington and trenton to thin out. even more time in delaware and south jersey. but we will see sunshine later today. and after a cloudy start this morning at the bus stop with temperatures in the 70s, 77 degrees in the city, later today we'll be back in the 90s. like yesterday, 91 the high
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temperature yesterday afternoon. clouds to start with, late-day sunshine and a hot one today. but it gets hotter and more humid, too. 94 tuesday after a morning low of 71 degrees an a little bit hotter for wednesday and thursday into the middle 90s. we have a heat wave that will take us through thursday. but that may be the end of it. late-day showers and thunderstorms friday could keep us in the upper 80s on friday. and then nicer this weekend. less humid for saturday and sunday with a high of 87 saturday. sounds good, bill. it's about ten minutes till 6:00. we're keeping an eye on the roads for you. >> jessica boyington is watching the vine street expressway. >> we're watching the vine around 8th street right now. eastbound drive time two minutes from the schuylkill up towards 95. no real problems there. eastbound lanes right in here, westbound is where we see the volume first. if you're heading towards the schuylkill expressway, 30th street station, still, you'll be just fine. the drive times just about match the eastbound side.
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heading out the door and checking the rest of our majors, 95 southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. that's 14 minutes, 12 on the schuylkill. from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway, no problems on the blue route, headed southbound from the schuylkill to 95. for septa, we're seeing some delays. check before you head out the door.(t&háhp &hc% ten-minute delays for the warminster line, airport and thorndale. coming up in the next ten minutes, we're check in with the area bridges. lawmakers in harrisburg will consider whether to let ride sharing services like uberx into philadelphia. it will create a framework for uber and lyft. the new legislation would require drivers to meet requirements on insurance, vehicle safety and accident reports. taxi drivers are already suffering because of uber, according to philadelphia business journal. and the taxi industry is looking to create an uber-type app to be more competitive. ever wonder what happens
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behind the scenes, like when we go to commercial, what are we doing behind the scenes? well, you can see for yourself if you dare and interact with us. ask us questions. >> through periscope. >> let me turn you around, periscope friends. >> our friendly ipad that's set up to broadcast. people all over the world actually will watch through periscope and check us out behind the scenes, ask questions. they saw tracy complaining because she's run out of something very important to her. she'll have more on that for periscope in a moment. our address is nbc philadelphia on periscope. at 5:51 this morning, we ten to learn more about an of-duty philadelphia police officer who was killed in a hit and run crash. ahead at 6:00 a.m., we'll break down exactly what happened and what we've uncovered about the fallen officer. plus, this -- >> people have asked about how scared i was. >> a shark took a bite out of her board and she lived to tell about it. next, the one thing she says was
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going through her mind as she tried to get away.
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a shark took a bite out of this woman's surfboard in southern california. eleanor dempsey escaped the ferocious fish on saturday. she said she was out with a group of surfers when she noticed a dark shadow in the water just a few feet beneath her. >> time sort of stopped. i thought it was a dolphin. it was the color of a dolphin. >> it wasn't a dolphin. dempsey said she went into survival mode only thinking she had to make it to the shore. she did and she wasn't hurt. officials posted warning seens urging people to stay out of water for 72 hours. patriots quarterback tom brady is back in court today. a judge could rule on whether the nfl was justified in suspending him. brady is suing the league for salining him for four games because of the whole deflategayton xadle. the judge ordered brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell to reach an agreement. so far, that has not happened. and speaking of quarterbacks, how about that sam bradford on saturday night
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against the packers? right? was he perfect or what? eagles fans were pumped about that. will we see him in the final preseason game on thursday night right here on nbc 10? maybe not. pregame show is at 6:30, kickoff at 7:00. nbc 10 is your official station of the philadelphia eagles. so close. the u.s. champs from york county, pennsylvania, fell just short of winning the little league world series title yesterday. the kids from tokyo came back in the third inning, they took the lead on that three-run homer there. japan went up 13-10 and finally in the last chance for pennsylvania, a ground out to short. that was the ball game. ecstasy for japan and some tears for the u.s. çchampions. tokyo won it all, 18-11. now to decision 2016. new jersey governor chris christie is defending his e-mail use during the jersey jam scandal against comparisons to hillary clinton's use of a 5r while appearing on fox news
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sunday, the republican presidential candidate called for clinton to be prosecuted. host chris wallace then asked christie with his own private e-mail account as well as deletion of tex messages during the investigation of the george washington bridge lane closure scandal. >> everything i've done as governor has been an open book. i've answered any question anybody has asked. can you hold mrs. clinton to that stand 5rd? i haven't seen it. the american people need to know they have a president who is willing to be open, honest and direct. mrs. clinton is 180 degrees opposite of that.governor chrisg back to "the tonight show." this will be his first appearance since this. >> come on, jimmy, you think i'd come on to this show to announce a presidential run? >> and he did.
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you can catch "the tonight show" right here on nbc 10, following nbc 10 news at 11:00. be not afraid. >> that's the head of the catholic church in philadelphia is saying to people who are concerned about the pope's upcoming visit. archbishop charles chaput wrote an editorial in the paper yesterday. it was also in the bulletins. he called the pope's visit to philadelphia a moment in history that should not be missed. he reminded people that mary, joseph and jesus didn't worry didn't worry about travel and security issues. visitors next month should not worry either. he wrote, there's a natural temptation to focus on the inconvenience and challenging of a mass gathering. when that happens, some can begin to wonder if the effort to come to center city is worth the time and energy. i promise you that it is. he continued, this is a moment of grace, memories will be made. the world meeting of families will be spectacular. our own unwillingness to take
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part in something extraordinary. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news today at 6:00 a.m. starts now. nbc 10 news starts now. today family and friends and colleagues will begin to prepare to say good-bye to an off-duty police officer killed yesterday. and we're off it a cloudy start this morning. but by afternoon it's going to get hot and steamy. but get your first alert forecast as we always do, hour by hour, it is just about 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. on this final day of august, it definitely feels like summer out there. it looks like it will all week. let's get your first alert forecast now with nbc 10 meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> it is going to be a hot weekend. mostly dry, too. this morning i'm tracking scattered light showers, a few sprinkles that have moved through south philadelphia. the steadiest rainfall is in burlington county. it's not heavy, just a few rain
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drops in woodland and pemberton. in delaware, a few sprinkles along i-95, northern new castle county. light rainfall around east nottingham and southern chester county. the showers out of the picture for the rest of the day. and clouds will be breaking. we'll get sunshine later on. right now even with clouds, it is warm. 77 in northeast philadelphia. look at wilmington. it's 74 degrees. 74 in atlantic city. and allentown, should be in the low 60s. this time of year. it's at 69 degrees. sunshine will wait until later this afternoon after a cloudy start. it is going to be a hot one, back into the low 90s for parts of the area this afternoon. we'll go through those areas neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now it is just after 6:00. let's get a check of your first alert traffic with jessica boyington. jessica? >> bill, we're out in new jersey. if you're heading out the door on the 42 freeway, this is what we're covering for you. at the atlantic city pr

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