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>> a philadelphia teen is in critical condition. hear what police are saying about the crime and what was found on the young victim. >> columbus controversy. these days a lot of people believe the holiday honoring the explorer is misplaced and outdated. now the push is on in philadelphia to make some obvious changes. >> speaking of changes some parts of the area could see a stray shower and then a cooldown. it's 60 degrees now. it's 4:30. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm chris cato. it's tuesday already. what do you know. got that monday over with. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with his first alert forecast. another beautiful day yesterday. >> it was.
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we saw nothing but sunshine but today we're tracking showers. some scattered light showers at the shore. that's the beginning. this is what's going to come through during the day. showers, light showers, a band of them crossing pennsylvania moving through western pennsylvania right now, those light showers could be here by midday. we do have some clouds already this morning. so temperatures are up compared to yesterday morning. 50s and low 60s, dover at 60, 61 at philadelphia international, trenton is 55. the wind is calm, the skies are going to be clouding up this morning. that will lead to scattered showers. but certainly not an all-day rainfall. 59 at 6:00, by 9:00 we'll see mostly cloudy skies, 63. then up to 70 with some scattered light showers at lunch time today. hour by hour future cast when i'm back. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we deal with ongoing construction in the morning hours. usually picking up between 5, 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning. our big one so far the vine
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street expressway closed both directions so east and westbound pretty much from this point where it meets the schuylkill expressway to broad street. that will be until about 5:00 a.m. if they end early we'll let you know but that's going to be in place until thursday, the 15th. so more updates to come. they changed it a few times so if anything changes in that sense, might be an update as we look live, i did put this up here because it's the vine street expressway, we did have police activity in here, he must have just moved away so that might be an early sign of them cleaning up early. we'll keep you updated. 422, construction there as well. look at the drive times. no problems eastbound is where we normally see that delay. 29 to the schuylkill, still 8 minutes, watch for the trooper road off ramp, the right lane blocked with construction there. chris. 4:32. instead of getting up and getting ready for school this morning a 14-year-old philadelphia boy is in the hospital in critical condition. >> someone shot the teen in the
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head last night in north philadelphia. nbc 10's katy zachry joins us live. what are police saying about the crime and the victim? >> reporter: tracy and chris, talking about the victim first, we know he is still in extremely critical condition at the hospital. when i last talked to detectives this morning about a half hour ago, they told me they are still trying to determine a motive for this shooting as well as track down witnesses. which is so key to solving this crime. here is video from the scene. the victim just 14 years old. he was found lying in the middle of north tenth street around 8:30 last night. right in front of a philadelphia housing authority police building. investigators tell us he was shot once in the forehead. they did find a bb gun wrapped up in his clothes but police believe he was injured by a revolver. >> presently he is in the emergency room being worked on by doctors, he has a gunshot wound to his forehead. he has never regained consciousness. he is in very critical condition. it's unknown whether or not he's
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going to survive. >> reporter: that update from the chief inspector from a few hours ago but we're told the teen is still in extremely critical condition. investigators at the scene also told us they were looking at some surveillance cameras that were located several blocks from where that happened. but you would think there would be cameras closer to the scene considering he was shot and found in front of the philadelphia housing authority building. so, i'm reaching out to that agency to find out if there are cameras more closely located. katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." 4:34. a federal judge will sentence a former army major and his wife convicted of child abuse. john and carolyn jackson abused their children by breaking their bones, denying them medical attention, withholding water and force feeding them hot sauce. the case falls under federal jurisdiction because the crimes were committed on the military base in morris county. from the south jersey bureau, a family's search for
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justi justice. they want to find the driver that struck and killed their loved one and kept going. ivan was riding his bike when a car hit him from behind. he was only two blocks from his home. he slipped into a coma and died last week. the accident happened on sharp street near harrison avenue. his sister told us this stretch of road is difficult for her family. >> can't sleep at night wondering what happened. we don't want to wonder. you wake up and you don't have a chance to say good-bye or that you love them. >> police say the hit-and-run driver left critical clues behind, a mirror and a headlight. the victim's family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. 4:35. this morning a business owner in north philadelphia wants your help to catch a thief who made off with thousands of dollars in construction equipment. look at this video here, this is the burglary in progress. the owner says the suspect made his way over a 15-foot fence and
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made off with those tools sunday morning. the owner also says the tools were worth about $3,000 and he's trying to figure out who stole them. >> i feel bad but you know, like disrespect people you know. when you try to do something, you try living honest, hard work. >> he has to shut down his business without those tools and that he vale to buy new ones in order to get back to work. >> the board of trustees will decide who will fill the vacant sheet bill cosby left at the height of the sex assault scandal. the board will vote on the nomination of tamron hall. the chairman called the 1992 temple grad quote a home run adding she has all of the support she needs. if selected hall will be the fourth woman appointed to the board. right before that meeting students and campus workers are expected to rally to demand a
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minimum wage increase. student workers, nurses, food service and adjunct professors want $15 an hour. organizers say students have been requesting a meeting with the president of the school more than six months. >> for many people columbus day was a day of celebration of italian heritage. for others it's become a growing controversy and call to action. a petition launched is addressed to mayor michael nutter. supporters want monuments dedicated to christopher columbus removed from penn's landing and a park in south philadelphia. they claim that columbus' role in wiping out indigenous people in the americas should not be celebrated. >> this holiday we have resolutions, we have streets, these monuments, it's outrageous and must be changed. >> opponents say those monuments are part of this country's heritage and a turning point in history that should not be erased. >> $30 million can buy you a lot of things. just ask the city of camden. >> the mayor and others in
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camden hope to use that much grant money to build new homes, schools and rebuild parks. but ahead we'll tell you why the city missed out on the golden opportunity. >> it was the happiest day of this new bride's life, but her post-wedding plans took a tour. why she delayed her reception to respond to a car accident. >> clouds moving in and there is a chance you'll need your umbrella during the day. right now 60 degrees at 4:38. the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast is just ahead.
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20 minutes before 5:00. we're watching a few scattered clouds that moved into the area overnight. they will be thickening up about midday and that's when we could see scattered showers. right now the wind is calm and the temperatures running warmer this morning compared to yesterday. in fact, it's 10 degrees warmer in northeast philadelphia at 58 degrees right now. a few showers are moving away
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from the shore, the next round of showers you can see them to the west moving through western pennsylvania, that's a line of light shower activity. that's all we're going to see during the day today. it will make progress by 7:00 this morning right in central pennsylvania, then by mid morning around 9:00, those showers still to the west of our area. but the clouds will be increasing. at 11:00 this morning, some scattered light showers from the allentown area, to portions of berks county and lancaster and chester county. scattered light showers at noon time today, you can see them in the philadelphia area and also in central delaware at that time. so, stand by, might need an umbrella briefly. light shower activity. temperatures will warm into the 70s for allentown, quakertown and reading with breaks of sunshine and we'll see some sunshine this afternoon for mount holly, norristown and trenton. a slight chance of a shower at the shore. 72 for atlantic city and cape may. up to 73 for vineland.
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>> bill, we'll keep those umbrellas handy. 18 minutes until 5:00. let's see what's happening on the roads. >> route 1, jessica boyington has that. >> we're watching ongoing construction right now on route 1 around 413 on the southbound side. you can see that behind me. the camera, really when cars aren't driving through the area and the headlights aren't shining it's difficult to see. really one lane squeezing by to the right side for right now. that should be until about 5:00 a.m. more construction on the ben franklin parkway between 21st and logan square. watch for that on the outer drive closed between 21st and 20th and the inner drive between 21st and logan square has the right lane closed, so a lot of maneuvering around there. for the rest of the area roads no problems so far on 95 and the schuylkill expressway heading into the center city area.
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and the blue route is fine southbound for the schuylkill to 95 that's about a 15-minute trip. we'll check with mass transit when i come back in the next 10. tonight democrats get a chance to sell to the american people. >> the first democratic presidential debate tonight in las vegas. don add trump is trying to nab the spotlight though. hear his predictions for the democratic debate. >> and thanks but no thanks, why the people who run lucy the elephant are turning down an offer to help repair the landmark.
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>> now to decision 2016. after two republican debates in the race for president, the democrats get their first chance tonight in las vegas. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, martin o'malley, lincoln chafee and jim webb will share the stage. a sixth podium is ready to go just in case the vice president decides to get in the race. still not sure about joe biden in the run for the white house. here is video of the vice
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president with family in delaware over the weekend. biden postponed his decision after the death of his son in may. now an analyst from the university of delaware said voters understand that biden is taking time with his decision to run but may not affect how they would vote. >> they might sympathize with him, might understand his need to take the time to make the decision, but as far as deciding who they vote for in the election i don't think it's going to have that much effect. >> pollsters say biden would face an uphill battle for support if he runs against clinton and sanders. >> that debate is also on the mind of donald trump. yesterday the republican front-runner faced questions from a bipartisan group of voters in new hampshire. trump was one of eight candidates involved in a day-long convention there. he took questions after his speech and that's when he weighed in on the democrats. >> well, i think it's not going to be very well rated. trump isn't in the debate. only kidding. i think it's not going to be highly rated.
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i think it's going to be watch it for 10 or 15 minutes, get bored and turn it off. >> tonight's debate is the first of six scheduled for the democrats. >> in the race for philadelphia mayor, we now know a little more about where the two candidates stand on the issues following their debate. jim kenny and melissa marie bailey faced off on the issue of police, bailey said she would add 500 officers. kenny repeated his opposition to the department's stop and frisk policy. election day is three weeks from today, tuesday, november 3. >> listen to this. the vatican opened its own homeless shelter just steps from st. peter's square. the shelter can house up to 34 people per night. it offers beds, toilets, showers, laundry and breakfast. it's almost full. it's part of pope francis' initiative to help the homeless. a few months ago a free barber shop and showers for the needy opened near the quar. >> the philadelphia archdiocese is hoping the pope's visit to
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philadelphia inspired more young men to become priests. yesterday catholic officials announced a new initiative called called by name, that programasks parishioners to suggest candidates filling out cards in the pews at church. names can be submitted the weekends of november 1 and november 8. >> and speaking of the pope's recent visit we learned yesterday that nbc 10's coverage of the pope's two-day trip to philadelphia will be stored in the vatican archives. the philadelphia visit will be a permanent part of vatican history. here is part of history this couple will never forget. two tennessee emt's had to spring into action after a car crash. >> what is unusual about these, they happened to be bride and groom on the way to their wedding reception. sarah and her groom paul found out her grandparents and father were involved in a serious car accident so they stopped to help. no one was seriously hurt but the bride's mom couldn't help but snap a pick ter of her
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daughter at the scene. wedding or not she had to respond. >> i don't feel i was being heroic in any way. it's just my family was in an accident, i needed to make sure they were there and it happened that i'm a paramedic and i was in my wedding dress. that's all there is to it. >> all there is to it. so far nearly 2 million people checked out that picture on facebook. coming up on 10 minutes before 5:00. it's dry right now but that may change at some point during the day. we're tracking some light showers. right now it's completely dry looking across the delaware. 61 degrees in philadelphia. that's the warm spot. most of the area is warmer this morning but in the 50s. a dry view from center city, we'll see that change at times during the day today. but not everybody's going to get the rainfall. we've seen some scattered showers to start with. look at the clouds moving past 0
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the shore, breaks in the clouds so we'll see some sunshine, but this is the cloud cover that is going to bring us the chance of daytime showers today. around midday we could see the showers move in. just light activity in western pennsylvania. so the the forecast is calling for temperatures to climb back in the 70s in spite of the chance of showers. dry at 6:00 and 9:00 we'll see breaks of sunshine. 63 degrees. mostly cloudy at noon. some scattered light showers at lunch time. then breaks of sunshine during the afternoon. so that will allow us to warm up to 74 degrees today. turning cooler and breezy tomorrow, behind the showers, a cool air mass comes in for wednesday, thursday and friday look at the morning temperatures. in the 40s for center city, some of the suburbs could be in the 30s. high temperatures in the 60s for the end of the work week, but over the weekend it turns chillier. 43 saturday morning, 60 in the afternoon, and then we're looking at 30s sunday and monday mornings. >> 30s. is it time for that already?
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>> brrr. >> let's get you to work this morning. it's okay, it's nice this morning. >> you won't need the heated car seats yet. nbc 10's jessica boyington is watching route 55 now. >> yes. out in south jersey right now. so i'm going to show you we're around deptford center road. the lanes here, these guys are headed northbound toward possibly 295 and we can see where generally that will back up as everybody merges to head in that direction. if you're heading on to philadelphia right now from 55, currently no problems right there. all lanes moving nicely. southbound, just as fine. for ongoing construction in new jersey we have a few patches of it. so route 322, around 54, we have a traffic shift to watch out for that. and the 42 freeway, dealing with big construction this morning, southbound between 295 and creek road. there will be three lanes closed with intermitt tent stoppages as well. so watch out for that heading out the door and mass transit no
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problems. when i come back, we're going to check in with the closures on the vine street expressway. >> 4:52. this from the south jersey bureau. $30 million denied to the city of camden. the city was in the running for a federal grant from the u.s. department of housing and urban development but camden leaders learned that the city lost out to atlanta and other cities for the money. the city officials had planned to use the grant to build new homes and schools and to improve parks. a spokesperson says the city will apply for the grant again next year. speaking of money, from the jersey shore bureau, the committee that's in charge of saving lucy the elephant is saying no to a donation from peta. officials at peta wanted to promote awareness of the treatment of circus animals in exchange for a donation. the renovation would include shackling one of her feet and adding a tear drop below her
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eye. lucy's board declined saying she must always be a happy elephant, a happy place for children to visit. peta also commented on its offer saying that it's ella in d.c. is popular with children. >> right now philadelphia police are still looking for the person who shot a 14-year-old boy in the head. next in a live report, we'll tell you what police know about the crime and what they found on the victim as he was taken to the hospital. she pitched her way on to the cover of "sports illustrated." now you can help another young athlete get on the same magazine. and get the same love that mo'ne davis received.
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five minutes before 5:00. temple university will name and dedicate its school of medicine in honor of the late lewis katz. he was killed in a plane crash
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last year. he had donated $25 million to the school. in 1963 graduate and long time been a factor his contribution the largest single donation in temple's history. >> raising money without raising taxes, that's what pennsylvania republican lawmakers say they want to do as we hit 105 days almost now without a budget in pennsylvania. a bill by republican senator kim ward would expand gambling access in the state. the bill would allow internet gambling at pennsylvania casinos and let casinos add more slot machines stationing them at horse racing betting parlors and at airports. but even supporters know it's tough to guess how much money the state could make. in 2013 lawmakers estimated that legalizing gambling in bars would bring in about $150 million a year for the state. but actually only a small fraction of that materialized. about half a million dollars. still gambling money helped
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finances in pennsylvania. taxes from table games, lottery tickets and slot machines added up to more than $2 billion in the past fiscal year. >> a princeton professor says he hopes his new nobel prize isn't a dream. he won the prize in economics. he studies poverty and his work raised doubts about the effectiveness of some anti-poverty programs. he accepted his prize over the phone. >> i'm so delighted not just for myself but this work is recognized. >> the prize includes an award of about $975,000, he says he does not have any big plans to celebrate. olympic hopeful from this area is in the running to be named "sports illustrated" sports kid of the year. and you can help him get there. 15-year-old reese witley is an accomplished swimmer. he qualified to swim the 100 and
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200 meter breast stroke at the olympic trials in june. you can vote for reese going to our website nbc10.com or using the "nbc 10 news" app. voting ends today at noon. if you want to vote get those votes in. if he wins it would be the second year 18 row a young philadelphia athlete took home the title and all of us remember mo'ne davis gracing the cover of last year's magazine. she got on the cover of the regular "sports illustrated" too. the star became a national sensation last year, the first girl to pitch a shutout in the little league world series. 50 years of service to a camden county community. >> today city officials in cherry hill will honor two crossing guards on duty more than five decades. clara is at main elementary, and helen keeps an eye on the walkers from knight elementary. since 1965 the best friends have
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each gotten up around 5:00 a.m. to report to the locations, and then they are back on the block at 3:00 for school dismissal. >> dedication. cherry hill police chief says the two have become eyes and ears for their police department. >> you are watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. right now philadelphia police are still looking for the person who shot a teenage boy in the head. this morning an update on the boy's condition. >> temple university looking to fill a seat on the board empty by bill cosby. what is happening today that could move the process forward. >> and happening right now, a nice start to the morning as we take a live look at the ben franklin parkway there. it looks like cooler weather is on the way for later in the week. along with a few showers for today. you'll want to have the umbrella handy.
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we'll tell you what it means coming up. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about the showers when we might see them. meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> we start with a few scattered showers along the coast, starting to pull away. the next round of showers we could see them in western pennsylvania, that's a line of just light showers that will be moving through the area around midday. and behind those showers, some cooler weather for tomorrow. the wind will be picking up, too. punxsutawney seeing light raindrops. we'll start with some sunshine, see the temperatures climb from 59 at 7:00 to 66 degrees at 10:00, by 1:00 in the afternoon, we'll be tracking light showers in the area. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has first alert traffic. and bill, we are dealing with good news now for the vine street expressway, we had this closed, supposed to be out until 5:00 a.m. starting to see traffic moving through the area. so closed between the

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