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we're learning new information about the officer and the suspect. >> you won't need that winter coat today. no, sir. looking nice this morning. 53 degrees now as we look at boathouse row on the schuylkill river. we are in for a cooldown toward the end of the week. >> yeah. >> let's enjoy the warm weather today. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." >> it's 5:00 a.m. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the weather center. find out about the warm-up today and the cooldown later. >> going to be a beautiful day today. it's starting off warmer, we're having clear skies this morning and just a little bit of a light breeze which gives us temperatures in the 40s and 50s. almost said 30s. we saw that the last couple days. not this morning. not right now. 44 in millville and 52 degrees in philadelphia. that's down a degree in the last hour. the temperatures still coming down a little more. by 9:00, sunshine and 60 and 71 at noon time.
we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back. right now jessica boyington is putting together first alert traffic. >> every ten minutes when you see us. right now we're going to check out the schuylkill expressway around girard avenue. moving along nicely. 13 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway, no real problems there, ongoing construction at a halt right now. watch out for a crew and some signs in the area. if you are out in glassboro, get to school around the campus, watch out on route 322, closed now both directions from main street into route 47 so it's this stretch in here, all lanes are closed due to a water main break. the best bet, you don't have to access the local roads in glassboro take route 55 or you can take ellis street here and that will wrap you underneath and back on 322 that way, that will be your easiest way to get by the area. for mass transit, no problems or
delays this morning, more for you when i come back in the next ten minutes. we're following this breaking news into nbc techblt one person hospitalized after a house fire in philadelphia's crescentville neighborhood. monique braxton got live on the scene. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning to you. one male is recovering at a local hospital, and let me show you the extensive damage done to his home. the fourth rowhouse hin from the intersection. heavily engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after 3:30 this morning. you can see it's completely gutted. the first and the second floors. firefighters also tell us they rescued two dogs, one of them had to be resuscitated here at the scene. that dog also suffered a cut on its leg. the fire did not spread to the adjacent homes according to one of the fire chiefs. there was no water or smoke
damage. some of you ma notice that these older row homes have brick fire walls between them and basically that stopped the fire from spreading and that appears to be the case here in crescentville. so, the residents have been allowed back into their homes, the one adult male is at a local hospital being treated for his injuries. the extent of his injuries is not known at this point. and the red cross rescue organization which reaches out to injured animals has been here to the scene to take both of the dogs with them. firefighters tell us that the fire marshal is here at the scene as well trying to determine the cause of the blaze. i'm going to check with the fire marshal and have an update at 5:30. this breaking news we're following from overnight investigators say a suspected thief killed a new york city police officer. officers responded to reports of an armed man riding a bicycle in east harlem in manhattan after 11:00 p.m.
when officers caught up to the man, a shoot-out ensued. medics rushed officer holder to the hospital. he died about an hour later. >> mourning a man who gave his life as a guardian for all of us. we're humbled by officer randolph holder's example, example of service and courage and sacrifice. >> officer holder was a 5-year veteran of the nypd. the suspect is expected to be released from a hospital this morning and transferred into police custody. >> 5:04. fire crews in camden quickly contained a fire that spread to a row home. firefighters arrived to heavy fire and smoke last night at a home on sheridan street. no one was hurt. investigators are looking for the cause. everyone made it out from this montgomery county home after flames ripped through it after midnight and this video is from
an nbc 10 viewer showing flames pouring out of the home near green and west hancock streets. investigators have not determined a cause. >> in philadelphia, a firefighter and two police officers are in stable condition this morning, they inhaled too much smoke saving a man from a home. this was the scene last night on taylor street in north philadelphia. police officers got there first, two officers went into the home trying to rescue a man, but they were overcome by smoke. then firefighters went in. after the chief described a tense moment. >> communication could not be established with one of our crews on the inside. our team was placed in service, everybody was removed from the building, our firefighters got out safe. >> the man that the firefighters rescued was also taken to the hospital. no word on his condition or what caused the fire. new information about a child found wandering in philadelphia's love park over the weekend. yesterday a judge ruled that the child and his older sister would not be returned to his parents.
instead the homeless couple was offered visitation twice a week. the 2-year-old was found walking alone in love park. turned out his mother and father and the children had no place to live. they spent the night in the park and the toddler wandered away from the family. the story inspired many offers of help. >> i thank you all for everything and i love everybody and thank you. >> when you said that you were having furniture donated. >> i just felt warm you know. money don't grow on trees. >> chosen 300 ministry raised $12,000 to provide the family with a year of housing. >> six minutes after 5. we have new information about bill cosby. the comedian now has a new legal team to help him battle those allegations of sexual assault. cosby replaced his long time lawyer to defend him in a pair of lawsuits including one filed by super model janice dickinson. he faced several setbacks in that case and another one.
cosby is also the subject of an attack ad in the race for montgomery county district attorney. take a look. >> a former d.a. who refused to prosecute bill cosby, caster said we don't charge people for making a mistake. >> the assistant d.a. released that ad monday. it takes aim at his opponent bruce castor. he did not prosecute cosby for allegedly drugging and molesting a woman in 2005. we got responses from both. >> despicable distortion of what happened when you are as far down the polls as he is, desperation takes over. there was insufficient evidence to prosecute bill cosby at the time i had to make a decision. >> still called castor's actions a failure. now the woman who made the allegations against cosby in 2005 settled the case in civil court for an undisclosed amount
of money. >> the city of philadelphia will take steps in the battle against bed bugs. the city's newly established bed bug tasks for will meet this morning. the goal to learn more about how other towns and cities fight bed bugs. the meeting at the pennsylvania convention center is open to the public. the task force was formed in february to curb the rise of bed bug infestations in the city and surrounding areas. from bed bugs to roaches. a roach infestation closed down a main line chinese restaurant. you remember that story. today that restaurant will be back open. after getting an okay from health inspectors. yesterday yang ming announced that it's opening its doors tomorrow, it allowed the media to come take a look at its renovations. the owners say they spent a half million dollars to clean, repair and repaint the restaurant. inspectors closed it after they found roaches and other safety violations. management told us that the building's age and a care
less pest control company were partly to blame. >> corrected properly and i'm sorry to create a problem. >> the owners said that they hope they can regain the trust of customers. over two hours from sunrise, 9 minutes after 5:00. got the makings of an autumn beauty. lots of sunshine and warm temperatures even warmer than yesterday. that's going to happen again tomorrow. but toward the end of the week a difficult story. a chill in the air for the weekend. temperatures are likely to drop back in the 30s for most of the area over the weekend. and we could see some showers. but this time around no snowflakes will be mixing in like they did north and west last weekend. 50 degrees now in mount pocono. trenton is 50 degrees and cooler in wilmington. 47. dry in the pocono mountains, this is past camelback, the lights on, they were making snow
monday morning in the poconos. that's not happening today. too warm and it's going to be a nice warm-up kparped to yesterday. we're starting warmer this morning for most of the air. 5 degrees warmer in philadelphia, millville is cooler at 4 degrees off yesterday's mark. satellite we are in the clear, you will need your sunglasses through the day today. it's the weekend that we'll see umbrellas in use. for today, 69 degrees, for mount pocono, middle 70s for allentown and quakertown. plenty of sunshine for doylestown, norristown and mount holly. nothing but sunshine at the shore. 69 in cape may. look at vineland up to 75 and 72 this afternoon for dover. swedesboro will warm to 74. drexel hill 75 and 76 degrees at philadelphia today. weekend forecast and beyond with the seven-day when i'm back in ten minutes. >> good work, bill. 10 minutes after 5:00. gave him credit i guess. >> we blame him when it's not
good so. >> might as well take it when he can. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington does not take any credit for traffic. >> no responsibility for accidents and problems. >> take responsibility for getting our viewers around problems. >> right. i don't take responsibility for the the bad things. we have good things happening now so this is because of me, right around 676, so approaching the ben franklin bridge, the toll plaza is under here, headed into philadelphia. so no problems there. headed through camden into philly. as for the rest of new jersey, 295 watch out for ongoing construction on the north and southbound side. lane restrictions and crew in the area. also, heading out the door, get to the university, a lot of students doing that, route 322 in both directions around the college campus area from main street 47 which is all lanes are closed around a water main break. if you need to take the local
area roadways in glassboro you can take 55 to get through the area or take ellis street up to 322 and pass on through in that direction you'll be fine. fighting back against school threats, that story coming up. dozens of parents getting together after a local elementary school is placed on lockdown three times over the last month. what school officials are saying about the recent threat. >> reporter: it's the time of year when forests can quickly catch fire. after the break we'll show you how crews are keeping their eyes on thousands of acres all at one time.
fall fire danger. thousands of acres of trees, forests and brush are now at risk of burning with the change of season that's upon us. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for us and you spent time with members of the new jersey for t forestry service. they take this time seriously. >> they do. first of all, conditions on the ground are so dry they are just right for catching fire and this time of year there are a lot more fires being started. tom gerber is a forest service warden. he lived in the woods his whole life and knows how quickly fires can start and spread especially this time of year. we met him several months ago
when dozens of acres were destroyed. we've entered fall forest fire season which is why observers in the state's 21 fire towers are so key, they constantly scan the landscape for signs of smoke. you can enjoy a camp fire but do it responsibly. >> take the ashes, you need to put them in a metal container outside of your home and like a clearing, you know, let them cool down completely for two or three days. >> reporter: one of the most common ways that forest fires are starting these days, coming up hear from the experts on what you should and should not do. reporting live in medford lakes, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." two law enforcement leaders in the area are downplaying if not outright squashing speculation that they may be candidates for the job of philadelphia police commissioner. it's a position that will come open in the beginning of next year when current philadelphia
chief charles ramsey retires. the current superintendent of radnor township police and a former philadelphia chief inspector is one of the names floated out there as a possible replacement. but he is putting the rumors to rest. >> i know rich ross who was the first deputy for a number of years in my opinion would be an excellent police commissioner for the city of philadelphia. i think he has all of the traits that are needed to be successful. as far as myself, i've been at radnor five years, radnor is my home and this is where i want to be. of >> another name that was floated out there, septa chief thomas netsle. he shot down a notion that he is making a run at the job tweeting this out. negative. i love being a caretaker of the underground. >> from our south jersey bureau, parents are armed with information about a series of threats at an elementary school. charles street elementary school in palmyra had three lockdowns in the past month.
nbc 10 was at the school last night where dozens of parents attended a meeting. the superintendent didn't give specifics about the threats but did say they were written in the restrooms. parents we spoke with said the school is taking the matter seriously. >> i think most of the concerns that the parents have is the fact that whether or not what is being told is what is really going on. >> they were still trying to investigate what was going on but we were notified look, this is what happened, this is the procedure we did so the school is very good with that. >> officials say they are investigating leads to find out who made those threats. time to get a check of the roads. we'll see how things are looking on the roosevelt boulevard. >> jessica boyington has that. >> we're watching the boulevard now looking live around 17th street. everything is moving along great so far. all good news there.
headed north or southbound starting to see a little bit of cars head out the door this morning a little early, so on the southbound side of the boulevard you'll be fine. we're going to head over to delaware. on 95 watch for these closures, 95 north and south routes to 202, closed with on instruction, and i-95 northbound ramp to 896 northbound is also closed. we'll take you on a fly throughout delaware, right now to make sure everything is okay, and we are so 11 minutes at the most northbound from 295 to 495. we have average speeds there of about 61 miles per hour. when i come back we'll do a check in with some new jersey r roads. skies are clear this morning, we have a cool start this morning. not as chilly as yesterday for most of the area. nice and clear in center city. 52 degrees, that's 5 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. the wind just light at 6 miles an hour. we'll see southwest wind just
like we did yesterday. should stay below 10 miles an hour. clear view of boathouse row which we'll see sunshine and temperatures that will warm up compared to yesterday. a 6-mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia, a little stronger not by much in wildwood. most of the area is calm. with clear skies that can lead to chilly temperatures. we will see the temperatures cool a bit more but we will see no activity, here the radar is completely clear. the nearest showers, a cold front moving through the midwest that's going to miss us, miss us to the north. so we're in for a dry spell that will last into the weekend. mostly sunny skies, mild, 70s this afternoon. we could be close to 10 degrees warmer than normal today and again tomorrow. 76 the high temperature after a morning low of 51. here comes the cool for friday, stwoyx, a breezy one on friday but we'll see sunny skies. clouds start moving in on saturday after a cold start, 38 degrees in the city, then low
60s saturday afternoon. we'll be warmer sunday but a chance we'll see showers, a high of 66. >> next on "nbc 10 news today", paying up, sony now has to shell out millions to its current and former employees after that movie-related hacking incident. details next. and dozens of firefighters try to control a massive fire in an auto shop. why the weather is making that work more difficult.
>> >> after a movie related hack at the tech giant sony the company is now paying up millions of dollars to some current and former employees. landon dowdy is here with details in the cnbc business news. good morning. >> good morning to you. sony pictures entertainment is shelling out serious cash more than a year after the hacking incident, sony is expected to pay up to $8 million tot well 4.5 going to a settlement with current and former employees whose information was stolen when hackers breached the network. lawyers involved were reportedly receive $4 million. wall street the markets try to bounce back. futures slightly higher after a rough day of trading on wall street. all three major averages closing lower, the dow snapping a
three-day win streak. there is no real economic data out this morning but a slew of earnings from boeing, coca-cola, general motors, ebay and many more. the dow falling 13 to 17217. the nasdaq to 4880. back over to you. >> landon dowdy, thanks. time is 5:25. temperatures are getting chillier, slowly falling into the low 50s in philadelphia. 51 degrees. we will see sunshine and bright sunshine and wait until you see the temperatures today. a big warm-up ahead. your hour by hour forecast coming up. jessica boyington has first alert traffic. >> and bill, we're looking live right now in the lehigh valley around route 22 at 309, everything is moving along great in all directions. when i come back, i'm going to update you on a situation out in new jersey. >> nbc 10's with chelsea clinton
vice president joe biden still hasn't announced plans for 2016. but he's already acting like a candidate when it comes to hillary clinton. >> you will not need that winter coat today, temperatures warming into the 70s across our area. but enjoy it while it lasts because serious cooldown is this weekend. some people enjoy that crisp fall air. it's about 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. you expect 60s when you're in the middle toward the end of october, right. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with his first alert forecast. we'll be above normal back in the 70s. >> well above normal. 71 yesterday afternoon, and it's going to be warmer this afternoon. in fact, temperatures are already warmer, 40s and 50s, not bad this time of year we should be chillier at this hour we should be in the middle 40s, it's 52 in philadelphia. you'll find middle 40s in pottstown. millville 43, that's 45 in south philadelphia. right now sunshine is in store
for us through the day. sun coming up after 7:00 this morning, 51 degrees, look at the warm-up. up by 9 at 10:00, then in the 70s early this afternoon. and the temperature will be climbing. we'll go through the forecast, neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in 10 minutes. right now jessica boyington standing by with your first alert traffic. >> bill, we're keeping our eyes out, glassboro, new jersey for a water main break that's closing a major portion of 322 in both directions. pretty much from main street into delsy drive all lanes blocked due to that water main break. if you are trying to drive around the local area roadways you can take ellis street which wraps up this way, jump back on 322 that way, or if you don't need to be in glassboro and not going to rowan university or around the campus, you can take 55. i checked our cameras on 55 also. drive times are fine. for the 42 freeway new jersey around the new jersey turnpike in runnemede drive times