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battles could take a step forward after a vote in harrisburg but we'll explain why republican say the spending plan is still struggling. we're getting ready for another gorgeous october day across the area. but there's always that but. we have some rain in the forecast. we'll tell you when the wet weather is expected to arrive. good morning, it's wednesday already. can you believe that? this week is zipping right by. i'm chris cato. >> and i'm tracy davidson. >> today we are running warmer. clouds coming through the air yb we're at 61 degrees with a light breeze out of the northwest at 6 miles an hour. temperatures across the area 50s and 60s. trenton is 56, it's 56 in lancaster, mount pocono is down to 60 degrees.
the scattered clouds are moving through and they'll keep on going. sunshine and we'll be up to 65 degrees at 10:00, light breeze at 8 miles an hour, just a little stronger but sunnier at 1:00 at 71 degrees. right now jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. we're starting thing off on the pa turnpike right now. looking great so far, no problems wis bound or eastbound. 22 minutes at the most. but watch out for an accident on the northeast extension between minute county and lansdale. as we head out the door, germantown pike, no problems. a heads up for the ongoing construction that we talked about earlier on the boulevard that was blocking the inner drive. that was actually supposed to be out there until 5:30. they picked up a little early so you're good to go if you're heading out the door on the
boulevard. a time that is sending shock waves through philadelphia's lgbt community. detectives are looking for the men who murdered a transgender woman. katy zachry joins us live. what do we know? >> reporter: well, tracy, we asked detectives specifically if they think this is a hate crime and they said it's too early on in the investigation to know definitively if it was a hate crime that occurred or if it was a robbery. we also learned from police that they still need to talk to a key witness in this murder. now the victim, 22-year-old keisha jenkins was found shot in the back and lying in the middle of the street yesterday morning. homicide detectives believe that minutes wbefore she was attacke, someone dropped her off in the area. police say the suspects are five or six men who approached jenkins, beat her and then shot her. >> right now we don't have any motive, we don't know if it's a po enlty will a hate crime, if
it was a robbery. we really don't know. it's too early in the investigation to tell. >> reporter: and captain clark went on to tell us that yesterday his detectives spent the day talk to people in the neighborhood and searching for surveillance video. reporting live, katy zachry nbc 10 news. police believe this woman in this video used a little girl as a lookout while she stole a purse at a philadelphia store. check out the surveillance video here from casey's world furniture store taken on sunday. the owner says the woman sneaked into her office, took a purse containing 16,000 dlarg cash -- -- i'm sorry $1600 cash, credit cards and a cell phone. owner says she can replace the stolen items but he's more worried about the little girl. >> it's the chald involved, that gets me and makes me sick at my
stomach with that. >> if you recognize the woman or the girl in the video, call police. detectives believe the girl is about five years old. the trial will continue for two men charged if this kidnapping case. authorities say back in april the two men kidnapped a woman, beat her, tortured her, drove her around for hours demanding the codes at the safe at the jewelry store where he worked. a third suspect who pleaded guilty comes up fur sentencing next month. today in the budget battle, republican lawmakers will vote on governor tom wolf's new sp d spending plan. his original plan called for a new sales tax on several items. he want to tax natural gas drilling. the governor's plan still doesn't have enough support to pass. the state has been without a budget for three months.
a middle schoolteacher is in jail accused of sexually assaulting a little girl. authorities charge rick ga so la with assaulting the little girl in june. it happened inside his home while the girl's parents were in another room. we talked to one of his neighbors and she had these harsh words about him. >> i'd be in jail. i'd into in jail because i'd kill him. i would. i really would kill him to touch any child of mine, i would, i'd kill him. i'd be in jail. >> the district has suspended him from his job as a fit grade teacher pending further investigation. police say the 17-year-old suspect had a personal dispute with a student at the college. yesterday morning he threatened the student with a gun and ran into a building on campus. the college and the surrounding
community was put on lockdown. stutes and faculty were told to stay in their classrooms. >> one of the other instructors came in and asked me to keep my students in, so i had my students in for about an hour. then we saw people were walking or floors, so the students left and i left. >> a student recorded this video of officers taking the suspect away. plits say the scare had nothing to do with that fbi warning about an online threat against local colleges. yesterday's lockdown was the second in the past year and a half at the community college of philadelphia. back in may of 2015, a student pulled a loaded gun on a classmate. the school was on lockdown and no one was hurt. philadelphia will honor a fallen police officer with a permanent marker. it will unveil wh it calls a hero plaque for sergeant robert wilson, ii, the officer was killed in march. the ceremony will happen at the
22nd police headquarters in north philadelphia later this morning. 5:07. take a look at the skyline of center city. if you are able to see the skyline in the next few days, in the next month, you might notice that the philadelphia skyline is pink for october being breast cancer awareness month. meantime in delaware, a shoe store is putting its heart and sole into the fight for breast cancer. offering pink seouls in repair jobs and have convinced 60 other shoe repair businesses to do the same with the proceeds going to help fight breast cancer. seven minutes after 5 o'clock. we're going to have another pretty nice one today. we're getting a cool start. scattered clouds, not quite as chilly as yesterday. the clouds are helping keep things warmer. we'll see sunshine today. it's later in the week that
we'll get showers and a chance of thunderstorms for the area and that will lead to a cooler weekend. right now it's cool but not near as chilly as yesterday morning. clouds over allentown, 56 degrees. we'll see plenty of sunshine here, no sign of any rain for our area, not in the next 24 to 48 hours. the clouds are on the move to keep the temperatures warmer this morning so you don't need the heavier jacket that you might have needed first thing yesterday morning. with the clouds breaking, you'll need your sunglasses once again. nothing falling from the clouds. the radar showing we're completely dry. we'll be warming up this afternoon. 70s for allentown and quaker town. 73 for morvis town, atlantic city up to 73 with lots of sunshine today. and enough sunshine to warm us
back in the middle 70s for westchester and nar bert. >> you think by changes he means rain? we'll have to see. 9 minutes after 5:00 and it's time to get a look at what's happening on the roadways. >> san jose ka boyington is watching all of our cameras right now focused on route 73. >> yeah. right around what used to be pretty much the berlin circle, you can see no problems. all traffic moving this way is actually at a stoplight right now, once they go this way, you can see no problems around that area right now. and good news out for 295. that ongoing construction has cleared so for this morning. we had an earlier ramp closed until 5 o'clock, just clear out of the way.
watch for residual delays in the area. we're going to check the area bridges when i come back in the next ten minutes. it's 10 after 5:00 right now. this morning people down south are facing new problems from the fallout of the his storing flooding. we'll explain how there can be so much water and at the same time concerns over the water supply. a driver of a semi truck managed to walk away. we'll hear why he compared the rollover wreck to being in a movie.
look at this new video we got in here of a tractor trailer accident on a highway in detroit. you can see a white car will cut off the moving van then it hits the cab of the truck. here we go again. the united cargo tractor trailer there, overturned, crash into the median. the driver amazingly only had minor injuries and later talked about what it was like being inside the car. >> i thought it was in a transformer's movie with the broken glass, the screeching rubber and the burning. >> police are still looking from the driver of the car that cut off the truck. going thirsty in a flood. that's what south carolina capital could face if the crews can't fix a breach in the canal. it's threatening the intake valve for columbia's water system. if it's washed out the city would likely have less than a day of supply of drinking water.
it's just the latest problem related to the deadly flooding in south carolina. flood waters have breached a dozen dams, several more are in danger of giving way. crews have made dozens of water rescues and hundreds of roads remain impassable. throw it all the community is staying trong. >> we're resilient people, hopeless people. thank god we're caring folks. in the meantime, the governor says it's too soon the assess the damage across her state where more than a dozen people have died. dozens of people gathered at a maritime academy in maine to honor four crew members on board the el faro. the ship lost pow are on its way to puerto rico last week and got caught in hurricane joaquin. one person has been found dead. 32 are still missing. yesterday searchers spotted more debris from the ship and many
people are wondering why the boat was allowed to go out in the storm. the ship's owner insists that the captain and crew were not pressured to keep their delivery on schedule. >> i can assure you there's no schedule that's more important to keep that would in any way endanger the lives of our crew members or employees. >> now nbc news has confirmed the coast guard is working on a timetable for when to call off the search. ntsb investigators are in florida to try to begin piecing together what went wrong. bill cosby is in more legal trouble. a model who accused the comedian of drugging her and sexual assaulting her has filed a lawsuit against her. the lawsuit does not list the specific date of the claim but is being filed under a rule that allows victims of underage sexual abuse to sue for several years after they turn 18. goins turned 18 in may of 2008. the lawsuit includes a list of
40 women who have made sexual misconduct claims against cosby. and for the first time, more than two dozen of bill cosby's accusers have come together for an exclusive group interview with nbc's kate snow. they will appear in a special date line airing on friday night at 9 o'clock. you can watch it right here on nbc 10. happening today, members of congress will be looking at an issue that come consider a top safety priority, drones and the hazard they may pose for planes and helicopters. officials from the faa and the airline pilot's association will testify before the committee. now this hearing comes as pilots and air traffic controllers have increasingly reported drone sights and near misses. the faa is still in the process of crafting regulations for the use of drones. today in philadelphia the salvation army will celebrate
150 years of service. they will gather with hundreds of community members to mark the milestone and celebrate at the crystal tea room in center city. they'll also honor several people who have done good work for the charity during the last year. it is 5:17. highway contractors are taking advantage of the nice weather to finish up some construction work on area roads. >> let's see if that might slow downtown. >> well if you're heading through the bessie ross bridge, it might slow you down. it's going to be reduced to one lane until 6:00 a.m. we'll keep you updated on that situation. no problems really for the walt, that cone any pal mire, but if you're on the ben franklin bridge, construction east and westbound. schuylkill expressway, no problems there if you're out around 202.
we still have a 12 minute drive time from the blue route to the vine street expressway. 18 minutes after 5:00. we've had some really nice weather the last couple of days. there are a couple of changes this morning. a few clouds overhead. we have a gentle breeze. usually when the wind is light and the skies are clear, that's when you get your coolest readings. with the clouds, the temperatures not as chilly. philadelphia international, nine degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. no sign of any fog. just some clouds over the pocono mountains. that's the view from sky top lodge. going to stay dry today. but later in the week there's a chance we'll see some showers. 56 degrees right now the trenton, wilmington just bumped up to 58 degrees, it is 55 in
camden, hadden field was 55 at this time yesterday. the clouds moving through will keep on going and we'll be in for another nice sunny day today. but later in the week we're keeping an eye on clouds to the west. you see the clouds to the south and those showers farther into the northwest, those are going to be on the move. keep on eye on this. that is heading our way for later on friday. early thursday morning, 10:00, the showers moving through wisconsin will be in our area thursday afternoon, possibly for the evening commute. we'll start the day dry but 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the showers building and during the amp and early evening, they'll be moving through our area. sunshine, 70s this afternoon, light northwesterly wind up to 8 miles abhour. the seven-day forecast, 55 in the morning, 73 the high
temperature. it gets warmer ahead of showers. 80 on friday, showers, possibly thunderstorms developing friday afternoon and friday evening. and some of the showers continue into early saturday morning, clearing out during the day on saturday. breezy and cool, up to 68 though with lots of sunshine for sunday. now 69 degrees and into the 70s again for monday and tuesday. well there should be enough pumpkins for halloween but good luck finding enough of them for your thanks giving pies. we'll tell te you how the wet weather has taken the toll on the season's pumpkin crop. chuck e cheese, why are they putting adult beverages on the menu. we'll explain how the company is trying to cater to moms. experience the flavor of fall with a new hot or iced pumpkin macchiato.
dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted just right for a bold start and smooth finish that's never bitter. put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve. the chuck e cheese chain is targeting millennial moms now by expanding their beer and wine option ps the chain has revamped its menu adding gluten free and thin crust pizzas. crop experts say there could be enough pumpkins for halloween but canned pumpkins could be hard to come by when thanksgiving rolls around. landon dowdy is to explain.
>> good morning to you. that's right. what would thanksgiving be without a pump kin pie. you may want to make your pumpkin pies now because libby's says this year's harvest is about a shird smaller in illinois where 90% of all u.s. pumpkins are grown. but it is confident it will have enough supply on hand but once it ships out the 2015 harvest there won't be anymore until next year. stocks could resume their rally today. asian and european markets are in the green today with energy stocks leading the way. boosting by a rise in oil prices. u.s. markets took a breather yoed, the dow rose for a third straight session but the nasdaq snapped his winning stream. >
now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> pumpkins pies might be freezing but everybody else warmer this morning. the temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. a live view of boathouse row. 5:25 is the time. jessica boyington watching your first alert traffic. right now 202 around the schuylkill expressway, no problems either direction. but i do have some construction on one of the area bridges. um going to tell you all about it at 5:30. the first plan for a new a casino in this area. ♪ going to tell you all about it at 5:30. the first plan for a new a casino in this area. i going to t at 5:30. the first plan for a new a casino in this area. ' going to it at 5:30. the first plan for a new a casino in this area. m going to it at 5:30. the first plan for a new a casino in this area. ♪ where taking care of yourself
the lgbt community is reacts after police say a group of men beat and killed a transgender woman. police are looking for suspects in the case. amtrak has a warning for congress, act now ordeal with suspended service on the rails. we'll tell you about the technology at the center of the debate that experts say will prevent future accidents. taking a live look outside in the middle of a nice stretch of weather, thing could soon change, they always change. we'll tell you when rain is expected to make a comeback. welcome to nbc 10 news today.
i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm chris cato. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley. >> yesterday was so chilly, we were in the 40s for most of the area but this morning it's not as chilly. 50s for most of the area. philadelphia international is 61 degrees. a few clouds will move out and we'll see enough sunshine and a gentle breeze to keep things pleasant. 60s is what we're heading for. 7:00, 59 degrees, 10:00, 65, and the mother westerly wind at nine miles an hour to keep the humidity low as we warm into the 70s at 1:00 today. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching your traffic. right now we're in delaware heading into new jersey between route 9 and newcastle avenue at
mid span of the bridge. watch out for the left lane being closed. that's an ongoing construction project. as for pa turnpike, you can see no problems, the drive times are okay and the roadways are clear. from the blue route northbound -- i mean the pa turnpike northbound, that accident scene has cleared out of the way. as for new jersey on the 42 freeway, oroute 41, no real problems. at 5:30, the murder case that's shocked the lgbt community. katy zachry joins us with details. you told us earlier you had just sp