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philadelphia. look at theç 70s across delawa, south jersey, it's just dropped to 68 degrees. in allentown, upper 60s and pottstown under clear skies there. low clouds over center city, those will break for some sunshine and another hot and humid day. afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be spotty today but heavier rain is due in tomorrow. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. we'll take a look at the heat today. first, jessica boyington has first alert traffic. jessica? >> we're looking live on 95 around girard avenue. still no problems. though this is typically where we see the jams first. still a little early for that. 13-minute drive time from woodhaven road up to the vine street expressway. average speed, 63 miles per hour there. we at least can see they're moving. if you're heading out the door on the blue route, no problems there either. doing okay from the schuylkill to 95, we have a 15-minute trip.
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if you're still down the shore somehow and we have an accident on the atlantic city brigantine connector, southbound around the convention center with the right lane blocked. we'll check in on mass transit when i come back in ten minutes. the first of the 10,000 tickets for the festival of family on the ben franklin parkway will be available starting at 4:00 this afternoon. at 8:00 p.m., you can logon and try to get a ticket for sunday's papal mass. tickets for the pope's speech on saturday at independence hall on september 26th went online at noon yesterday and by 12:02, they were gone. 394,000 people visited the world meeting of families website at noon trying to get those tickets. so if you didn't get a ticket to that event, thousands of others are being given to parishes with large immigrant populations. the pope's speech on september 26th will focus on immigration
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and religious freedom. just as fast as those tickets were given away at noon, some of the lucky people tried to cash in. minutes later we found several people posting tickets for sale on ebay and craigslist for as low as $100 and, i find one this morning, for $1,000 a ticket. what about the impact outside the city? radnor township is one of three communities that plan to update residents today. nbc 10's katy zachry talks with officials there and katy, tell us more about what they're focused on today. >> tracy, here in radnor township they have both a septa regional rail station that will be operating for the papal visit as well as a trolley line that will be running. you'll have a lot of visitors here getting on and off of trains. here's what they're worried about. they want to get everyone safely to and from philadelphia. they want to minimize the impact on regular traffic in the
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community and make sure that emergency response is not affected. so today there are three meetings, one in the morning, late morning and early evening to lay out the township's plan. at each police will expect c congestion. >> we'll be telling people to call 911. we don't want people to hesitate. we'll be talking about lone wolf attackers. people need to be aware. >> the township will also be running its emergency operation center. it only rolls that out for big storms or big potentially emergency situations. they're rolling it out for the papal visit. totally separate from the 911 o dispatch center. coming up in the next half hour, we'll take you inside the exoc. reporting live, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. also today, leaders in delaware county will map out their transportation and safety
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plan for the papal visit which includes what to expect from public transit, traffic con investigation, crowd control and other problems that could come up during the pope's visit. today's briefing happens at 1:00 at the delaware county emergency services center. in norristown, council members will hold a public meeting to outline the impact. tonight at 5:30, leaders will discuss transportation issues, road closures and emergency services during pope's trip to philadelphia. now in the past 24 hours we've gotten a lot of new information about the papal plans in philadelphia. coming up at 5:15, getting around. we'll show you the septa stations that will now be open that weekend for the pope's visit. at 5:30, the souvenir shop where i don't can get your hands on pledgety of papal merchandise. at 5:55, creative sleeping solutions if you can't find a hotel in your budget. we'll tell you about other options available. new this morning, a man who helped homeless addictions in
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camden get drug treatment is accused of running an operation that sold heroin and crack. harold miller was program coordinator at joseph's house, a homeless shelter. the shelter director says miller no longer works there. a philadelphia traffic court judge is facing new legal trouble. he was previously acquitted in a ticket fixing scandal. now federal prosecutors are charging michael sullivan in a tax evasion case in a restaurant he own. sullivan and five colleagues were charged in a ticket fixing schedule at philadelphia traffic quart two years ago. a jury aquited them of conspiracy and fraud but convicted four of them lying to authorities. sullivan was not one of those. there's a push to suspend the law license of pennsylvania attorney general kane. the state's attorney ethics office is calling for the state supreme court to suspend kane's
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law license. she faces charges for allegedly leaking information from a grand jury probe and lying under oath. we have reached out to kane for comment. she's not sphas respond. all eyes will once again be on kentucky where rowan county clark kim davis may go back to work. this was the scene after a judge released davis from jail yesterday. she was there on contempt charges for failing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. davis thanked the hundreds of supporters that greeted her unite -- outside the jail. >> i want to give god the glory. his people have rallied and you are a strong people. >> ted cruz and mike huckabee
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were among those who showed up to rally behind davis. she says she will be back at work this week but it's not clear when or if she will be issuing those licenses as the judge has ordered her to do. she says she will not resign. this forest fire near the burlington county/ocean county line is 100% contained after burning more than 1,000 acres since monday. we expect to learn the cause later this morning. parts of the fire are still burning in woodland and manchester township. health officials are urging people with breathing problems to stay inside.ç >> i just came from the store. and everybody was saying go back in, it's much nicer in the store, in the food store with the air conditioning. don't come out. it's awful air. >> no homes have been threatened and no injuries reported. officials say the fire will turn burning until a significant amount of rain moves into the ar area. >> it's the second day of school
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today and some students are already getting a snow day of sorts. nbc 10's matt delucia joins us live with the list of schools letting out early because of that heat and high humidity. >> very different from a snow day, chris, i'll tell you that. it's muggy out here, the tacony section of philadelphia right now. a lot of schools are operating on a regular schedule but some schools are already setting up early dismissal. the problem really is when you have these hot temperatures, a lot of the older buildings don't have air conditioning. it can get hot inside very quickly. as bill talked about earlier, temperatures are expected to get into the 90s with the feels-like even hotter than that. philadelphia schools started yesterday. philadelphia schools are scheduled for regular school day here. i made a call out to the school district a few minutes ago and so far i've in the heard back on any word if there is going to be
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an early dismissal or anything of that sort. let's get to the school list that's closing early here. trenton public schools and the trenton catholic academy, hamilton township schools in new jersey also on an early miss dissal. the keys to an academy charter school in philadelphia, also closing early. philadelphia public schools are not closing early as of right now. if that changes, we'll let you know. yesterday bill said it would be well into the 90s and it was. it looks like more of the same today. >> bill, give us the details. >> a warm start and a muggy one, too. we are heading into one more hot and humid afternoon. day three, a heat wave, yes but it's not going to last. temperatures come down with heavy rainfall due in tomorrow and that cooler weather that
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will be returning into the area later this week will stay with us right on into the weekend. heading out the door, clear skies in the pocono mountain, 67 degrees. low clouds for northeast philadelphia and atlantic city. it's nice and clear. the fog as well. there are a couple spots of fog just developing, thanks to the high humidity. it's 90% now in philadelphia. 100% in dover. the fog forming in chester county, coatesville has one-mile visibility. light fog also in wrightstown at 2 1/2 mile visibility. otherwise we're clear of cloud cover for now. later on today, this will be moving in. ahead of it, the warm, muggy air that will send temperatures back into the 90s. fleetwood up to 92 degrees and 90 degrees for morgantown. 93 bordentown today. new hope also up to 93. souderton, 91. isolated showers popping up this
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morning noon. at the shore, back into the 80s today. dry, no showers there. inland, 90 for millville, smyrna and low 90s for milford. into the 90s for malvern, 92 the high. wilmington, 92 and 93 in berlin, new jersey. look at the weekend forecast when i'm back in tenç minutes. glad to see relief on the way. 11 minutes after 5:00. >> we'll do a big jersey check right now, chris and tracy. 42 freeway in runnemede around the new jersey turnpike is moving along nicely. the northbound lanes are right in here. we're not seeing a lot of traffic and volume headed into philadelphia right now. five minutes from 295 northbound up towards the walt whitman bridge. wove had a water main break since about monday. route 130 southbound at route 90
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with the right-hand lane closed. watch out for the saturday scene taking out the right-hand line at the libertity/brigantine connector. smoke and flames pouring from their plane. >> as soon as they hit the tarmac, they sprinted. behind us are giant flames. >> new this morning, hear passengers board this british airways flight describe the moment they realized their plan was on fire. plus, local businesses hope the pope's visit will be a boston for their business. that's not been the case for philly international. we'll tell you one reason why. this fall at dunkin donuts, get lost in pumpkin. pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored beverages and baked treats, like the new pumpkin cheesecake square, while they're still here. america runs on dunkin'.
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to london. 113 passengers and crew members were evacuated. >> as soon as they hit the tarmac, they just sprinted because behind us is giant flames. >> the 13 people who were injured are all expected to be okay. an investigation into what caused the fire continues. 5:16 now. the ceo of united airlines has resigned amid a federal probe where ties to the bridgegate scandal that dogged new jersey governor chris christie for months. the feds are looking into whether the airline tried to influence the port authority of new york and new jersey by creating a special flight between newark and an airplane near the south carolina home of david sampson. investigation sprung from the so-called bridgegate scandal that allegedly involved christie's allies ordering lane closures on the george washington bridge as political
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pay back. we expect to hear more about a tentative settlement that would pay the family of freddie gray $6.4 million. the city of baltimore says it has agreed to pay that amount to settle all claims surrounding his death. his death led to the arrest of six officers. the city board that oversees spending still has to approve a settlement with freddie gray's parents. it meets today. this morning, we're learning more about the taxi cab crash who killed two people who came to philadelphia for the made in america festival. the cab driver likely had a green light. witnesses say the driver hit the couple as they were crossing broad street. police are working to verify that information and also try and confirm how fast the braver was going at the time of the saturday. amanda digirolomo died along with her boyfriend. she was from feign i, chester
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county. septa is preparing for the pope and responding to demands from many of you. the transit agency announced changes that should help you get around time during the visit. septa announced that it is doubling the amount of trains. >> i'm not coming downtown. i don't want to be part of the chaos. >> septa says those changes are a result of public feedback. philadelphia international airport is still waiting for a papal payoff. the airport is not seeing a major increase for the week of the pope's visit just yet. the journal found philadelphia has the lowest international travel demand compared to new york and washington. >> from air travel, let's go to road travel at 5:18. >> let's find ou where nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has her eyes trained now.
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jessica? >> we have eyes everywhere, chris and tracy. specifically we'll highlight the schuylkill expressway around spring garden street. no problems or accidents in the area. we have a 12-minute drive time from the vine street expressway up towards the blue route, average speed there, 59 miles per hour. you can at least see everything is moving. if you're out the door on 202. same story there. ten minutes or 11 minutes at the most southbound from the schuylkill expressway to route 30. mass transit, no delays for new jersey transit, patco and septa. now yub nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 19 minutes after 5:00. a warm, managezy dart. even warmer than yesterday. that's a warm breeze bringing in additional humidity for today. look at that 90% humidity at 75 degrees in philadelphia. dry at the shore.
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it's looking murky. you see moisture around the lights this morning. that's the view from the marquis de lafayette in cape may. fog forming in some spots. otherwise, dry for now. this afternoon, we could see the first showers ahead of this line of showers and thunderstorms. it's going to be moving in later tonight and potentially giving us heavy rain tomorrow. this morning, way to the west. that activity. as we into the afternoon, during the heat of the afternoon, 3:00. isolated showers popping up, heavy downpours in some areas as we head into the evening commute. most areas stale dry this afternoon. late this evening we'll see showers and thunderstorms north and west. tomorrow morning we'll start with dry conditions, heavy rain due in tomorrow afternoon. we could see 1 to 2 inches of much-needed rainfall later tomorrow. for today it will be hot and humid. isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, 90s today. and this is the end of the 90s for the foreseeable future.
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80 degrees tomorrow, showers and thunderstorms, heavy rainfall thursday, then drying out on friday. still warm, 82 degrees on friday and saturday in the low 80s with the morning temperatures will be in the 60s both days and really comfortable conditions for sunday. there's a chance we'll see a shower, high of 78 degrees. beautiful sunshine with low humidity for monday and tuesday. looking good. thanks, bill. a car in a creek, a driver trapped for hours. coming up in our next half hour, a quick-thinking police officer who was in the right place at the right time. and next, apple anticipation. the experts at cnbc will fill us in on what they've learned ahead of the company's big announcement today. don't forget to vote in our high school football game of the week at nbc10.com. here are the matchups this week, garnett valley versus
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stores early next year because of low sales. macy's did not specify which scores will close. employees may be offered positions at nearby stores and those that are laid off will be offered severance packages. we could get our first look at the new apple iphones. landon dowdy is here with details in this morning's cnbc business news. landon, a lot of speculation about what other new gadgets might be unveiled today. >> apple holds an event later today in san francisco where it's expected to unveil the latest iphones, the 6s and 6s plus. they feature a faster processor and ability to short 4k video. there could be a larger ipad pro for business customers.
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stocks jumping on the back of news that china is launching new economic stimulus measures. the dow posting the second best day of the year. it's a light day for data with the monthly job openings and labor turnover survey. a measure of the health of the job markets. 1,692. nasdaq up 128 to 4,811.ç now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a steamy start. low clouds have moved into philadelphia. but clouds with rain. that's what we need. it's been so dry lately. we'll finally see the first of those later today. jessica boyington taking a look at your first alert traffic. >> route 309 around the pa turnpike. everything moving along nicely there. you're headed northbound or southbound, no problems. coming up at 5:30, we do have problems in new jersey.
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had a different ending. preparing for the pope. today we are expecting major updates on the impact of the papal visit outside philadelphia. we're live to break down the information you need to plan ahead. plus, hot and humid, we will clip into theç 90s again today and some schools across our area are already taking precautions because of those warmer temperatures. it's already 74 degrees at 5:30. good morning, welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. >> let's run down the list of schools closing early because of the heat. here are the ones we know about at this point, trenton public schools, trenton catholic academy, hamilton township schools in mercer county and the keystone academy charter school in philadelphia also letting out early. we're checking on other schools throughout the morning for you. just how hot will it get today? let's go to first alert meteorologist bill henley and his forecast. >> it is a warmer morning this morning with high humidity.

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