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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 great, 5 minutes north from 55 to the
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walt whitman bridge, these lanes northbound are heading toward the philadelphia area, or to 295. so they are moving great. flying through the conshohocken curve now, all lanes in the green so good news there. eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway into the center city area a 12-minute trip. we'll have more drive times around the philadelphia area. p back now to our breaking news. a house fire in philadelphia that sent one person to the hospital and led to a dramatic dog rescue. nbc 10's monique braxton is live on the scene. >> reporter: chris, we've got new information for you. neighbors tell us the victim who was burned extensively here in this house fire is in his 40s, they say that he was burned on his face, chest and arms but he was communicating with firefighters as well as his neighbors. neighbors say the victim climbed out the second floor window with
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one dog, then went back inside to rescue a second dog. their age is 15 and 17, very close to this victim, so the neighbors all understood why he wanted to rescue them. we do have video of one of the dogs, a pit bull boxer mixing resuscitated here at the scene. also new information for you at this hour, one adjacent home does have smoke and water damage. one of the firefighters in the last half hour did not think that it occurred but now we have confirmed the one house to the right of the gutted home did suffer smoke and water damage. those residents you see outside are being allowed back inside. the fire marshal is also here on the scene, he's inside the home. we're learning that the blaze appears to have begun in the rear of the home just outside the kitchen area. but the cause is still under investigation. back to the pets. we've been told that the red paws rescue group has come to
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rescue both of those elderly dogs. and firefighters tell us that they have been on the scene for about two hours but their investigation with the fire marshal is just beginning. live in crescentville, monique braxton, "nbc 10 news." in washington a house committee wants to hear from the director of veterans affairs for this area, to answer allegations of corruption. a government report found senior v.a. officials wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars and abused their authority. the director of the philadelphia and wilmington v.a. is implicated in the scandal. the house committee on veterans affairs invited her to testify f. she doesn't show up the panel will vote on issuing a subpoena. >> convicted sex offender jerry sandusky will get to leave prison to attend an appeal hearing. the judge signed an order for him to travel from a state prison to the courthouse next thursday. sandusky is appealing his sentence claiming his attorney
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was ineffective. he is currently serving up to 60 years after being convicted of more than 40 child sex abuse charges. the attorney general's office says it has called the appeal baseless. >> on to decision 2016 and still no decision from vice president joe biden on whether or not he'll run for president. biden spoke last night at a dinner for former vice president walter mondale. he didn't address questions whether he will run. earlier, though, biden did sound more mike a candidate when he took a jab at hillary clinton for saying she's proud to have the republicans as an enemy. >> i still have a lot of republican friends, i don't think my chief enemy is the republican party. >> if biden does announce a white house run he would be the fifth democrat in the race since jim webb dropped out yesterday as a democrat. >> chelsea clinton says she has no plans to run for political office in the future. that's what she told us during an exclusive interview the after a stop on her book tour in
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philadelphia yesterday. she spoke with students at amy northwest middle school in roxborough about her book. then we asked her opinion on vice president biden's possible run against her mother and democratic front-runner hillary clinton. >> goodness, running for spt a big decision for anyone to make. certainly i believe the vice president has to make what he believes is the right choice for himself, his family and for our country. >> chelsea clinton went on to say she does believe her mother is the best candidate to lead our country at this time. >> don't blame the kids, a controversial statewide test in new jersey is shedding new light on just how ready students are for college. hear why critics give the test itself a failing grade. >> out of a jam. a new bill from pennsylvania lawmakers could help drivers get around faulty traffic lights. the plan to help motorists. >> a chilly start this morning but not as cold as it has been. we're going to see a warm-up
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during the day. your hour by hour forecast just ahead.
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>> it's going to be a beautiful fall day. yesterday was gorgeous, 71 in the afternoon. it's going to be warmer today. 51 degrees right now. nice cooldown. the temperatures are coming down right now with clear skies. they won't fall much farther. cool spot millville at 44, 47 in wilmington. pottstown is down to 44 degrees. there are cooler readings, west town, 41, could drop down in the 30s this morning. no sign of the 30s for chester springs and phoenixville is at 46 degrees. a pleasant start and nice afternoon. sunshine will be bright. yesterday there were clouds scattered thorough the area. those clouds are farther to the north today so. stand by for a quick warm up.
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74 for fleet wood, bethlehem 73, camelback 73 and plenty of sunshine for abington, morristown, at the shore, cape may may top out at 69 but it's in the 70s for milford, avalon 71, and nothing but sunshine for philadelphia, berlin and wilmington all well in the 70s today. i'll show you how long that's going to last with the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> 20 minutes until 6:00. time to check your ride to work. there is construction that could slow you down in one area. >> let's find out where it is. jessica boyington is watching that. >> we're checking out the new jersey turnpike right now where we do have construction on the northbound side between 322 and the black horse pike, only the left-hand lane closed that will be throughout the next half hour so. until about 6:00 a.m. so watch out for that. wood haven road around academy road all lanes moving so. we're good to go.
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drive times around the philadelphia area, 95 south from wood haven to the vine street expressway a 13 minute trip. no increase in the drive time yet. i'm going to give that a half hour or so. for the schuylkill expressway, eastbound into the center city area, the blue route to the vine 12 minutes, currently no problems on the blue route. i'll come back with another check on morning traffic. 20 minutes before 6:00. a western pennsylvania couple shot at a pittsburgh mall are suing the mall's owners. a total of three people were shot inside the macy's at monroeville mall in allegheny county last february. the lawsuit claims that mall owners ignored warnings about increased violence and gang activity in the area. the couple claims there wasn't enough security or surveillance cameras. the company is not commenting on the lawsuit. >> what's the plan now? we'll soon find out what kathleen kane will do after her law license is suspended which is happening today. we'll tell you how she will announce those plans and why some are saying it won't be
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enough. >> a road rage incident turned deadly after one of the drivers pulled out a gun and starts shooting at the other car. why they might not find who did it despite multiple witnesses.
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four out of every ten
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students in new jersey are performing at or above grade level. four out of ten. that's according to the results of the state's parcc test. the test was criticized being too confusing and too long when the state adopted it last year. the results of the first round of the test show that about 60% of new jersey students are below grade level expectations for a college bound student. those results are generally in line with expectations and with the results of other states. education officials admit they show lots of room for improvement. >> we must not retreat from this commitment as we begin to see much more clearly the work that remains before us. >> the state is making adjustments to the 2016 parcc test. that test will be shorter, students at school districts should begin receiving individual results next month. >> last month pennsylvania and delaware released results after bringing their tests up to common core standards.
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in pennsylvania the number of students who opted out tripled last school year. scours who took the test dropped 31% in math and 9% in english. in delaware, scores also slipped, barely half of delaware student who is tested are proficient in english, less than 40% score proficiently in math. pennsylvania lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow vehicles to go through red lights when sensors fail. the house voted in favor of the measure. if approved by the senate drivers would be allowed to proceed carefully through intersections after they stop if they are caught at a light that won't turn green. >> happening today, secretary of state john kerry is headed overseas to try to calm the mideast crisis on two fronts. kerry will meet with leaders and officials from israel, the palestinian authority, and russia. some of those meetings will be held in europe. kerry is trying to restart talks between the israelis and the palestinians who engaged in deadly violence over the last
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month. it's unclear if he will also try to convince russia to stop supporting the syrian government. >> congressman paul ryan says he will run for house speak fer the republican party unites behind him. >> if you can agree to these requests and if i can truly be a unifying figure then i will gladly serve. >> ryan outlined his conditions for taking the job last night. in addition to calling for the party to unify he stressed he would not give up time with his family if elected speaker. ryan gave republicans until the end of the week to decide if they can agree to his terms. >> today we could learn the plans of pennsylvania's top prosecutor kathleen kane's law license will be suspended the end of today. kane says she is preparing an e-mail for her staff that will also be made public and that will include what duties she intends to perform after the suspension. the state supreme court put kane's license on indefinite temporary suspension last month.
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the court then delayed the suspension for 30 days which runs out today. meantime, some are calling for kane to be kicked out of office a line in the constitution lets the governor of -- or lets the governor call for a senate hearing for kane to be impeached so long as there is reasonable cause. >> we're way naft which crimes, there's miss plin board action, we're past the reasonable cause. >> and governor tom wolf has called for kane to step down. she is charged with perjury and conspiracy for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information. she denies wrong doing. >> happening today new york teenager beaten in a church is expected to testify against his sister and another. police say the 17-year-old and his 19-year-old brother were beaten by their parents, sister and other church members earlier this m. lucas died. christopher was in the hospital for days, all the defendants pleaded not guilty.
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>> a florida police department is promising a thorough and independent investigation into a police involved shooting that left a local musician dead. a plain clothes officer shot and killed corey jones sunday morning. his family says his car was broken down and he was having car trouble at the time and officer who was serving that area for burglaries confronted jones who they stay was armed, jones was armed because he worked as a housing authority inspector and carried a pistol for protection. his family wants answers. >> i'm pleading to you for help. help our family. we thank god for this privilege that we get a chance to speak. >> the family has hired the same civil rights attorney who represented the family of trayvon martin. >> police in new mexico say a 4-year-old girl who was shot and killed on tuesday was the victim of road rage. the girl's father said a car pulled up beside them and
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someone started shooting. the cars were cutting each other off. the investigation has been difficult because witnesses are giving differentp descriptions of the other vehicle involved. >> we are in desperate need of information to help us resolve the conflicting information we're getting right now. >> the chief says they have absolutely no information about the shooter. >> later today we could learn the official cause of this fire at a transmission shop in memphis, tennessee. firefighters finally put out the huge flames and smoke last night. no one was injured. tennessee has been dealing with a spring of fires helped along by dry weather. >> a florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a shark. peter wa was surfing when he says a spinner shark bit him on the foot. he thinks it was about five feet long. kern was able to swim back to shore where life guards treated him. >> looking at my foot and i could feel it gushing blood.
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i had a bunch of adrenalin so i ran up to try and get help. >> doctors expect him to make a full recovery. ten minutes before 6:00 this morning. we'll be in for lots of sunshine. coming up at 7:15 this morning, bright sunshine, clear skies and the temperatures have been cooling now in the 40s in doylestown. cape may is 55 and philadelphia, 52. cape may is in the clear. sunshine like yesterday. another warm-up into the 70s along the coast for most areas. to start with at the bus stop, in the suburbs so there is a chill in the air. 51 degrees at center city. we'll see plenty of sunshine and a fast warm-up. won't see this not in our area today. but that changes, this is a chance we'll see rain showers. your hour by hour forecast, 60spy 10:00 this morning at lunch time look at philadelphia,
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70 degrees. into the 70s this afternoon. allentown, northeast philadelphia, philadelphia international, wilmington in the 70s. that's by 3:00. i think the numbers go higher during the afternoon. so pretty nice one, 10 degrees warmer than normal or just a bit warmer than that this afternoon with sunshine and southwest winds. 15 miles an hour. tomorrow look at this. 76 after a low of 51. then things change on friday. we'll start off mild but a breezy cool breeze from the northwest will keep temperatures in the low 60s and bring us cold weather down to 38. sunshine fades on sunday with the chance of showers. back monday and turning chilly once again tuesday with a high of 59. >> thanks. 9 minutes before 6:00. heading out the door an update on the roads. >> and beware construction. one part of philadelphia that could cause you to take a different route to work.
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jessica boyington has that all important construction graphic that i love. the excavator always digging. >> i always use it first because i want chris to make a kmont on it. he comments about something clear because you have thumbs up. as for the construction we're talk about, on the ben franklin parkway. the outer drive is closed between 21st and 20th and the inner drive between 21 and logan square has the right lane closed. for the route 100, no problems driving either direction so it's smool sailing there. mass transit doing great. no problems or delays so far. and something we like to see is no weather-related delays at the philadelphia international airport. >> tracy's cooking and my addiction to candy corn topics for conversation this morning. >> they are good conversations about favorite candy and we're
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talking to people now, you can join us using the app periscope. >> we have fun there. join us. not much fun for the cups, the new york mets are a win away from the fall classic. >> with every picture perfect fall day the threat of wild fire climbs higher. so do we to show you who is keeping a watch until eye.
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>> the national league championship series the mets a win away from sweeping into the world series. the mets beat the cubs 5-2 last night. daniel murphy homered for a fifth straight playoff game. the mets lead the cubbies three games to none. new york can clinch at wrigley field tonight. speaking of the national league playoffs, two theme parks are wagering. six flags in ocean county and near chicago have the bet going, whoever wins the series between the mets and the cubs will rename the park and the thrill
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ride after their opponent. so if the cubs win the park in jersey will be renamed six flags great cubs. if the mets win the park in illinois will be known as six flags great mets. probably going to confuse people. the two parks pledge to keep the names through november 1. 6 flags the sign read as great adventure watching the mets lose to the cubs, except that hasn't happened yet. we said the mets are leading 3-0. hover board. >> remember, we all wanted one of those after watching this. don't be surprised if you see one of those. it's back to the future day. today is october 21, 2015. the date in which marty mcfly travelled to the future in the classic film back to the future
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part 2. amazon prime is streaming all three movies for free through the end of the month. and theaters in a lot of cities are playing the trilogy. a documentary about the film is also being released today, or go to georgetown, delaware. it's marking the occasion in a special way. the town does bear a resemblance to the movie's hill valley. so today at 4:30 p.m. the town is going to have a delaurean parked in front of the clock tower. at 6:00 there will be a re-enactment of that famous scene -- at 6:30 an outdoor screening of the film. so adjust your flux kpas ters. and get ready for back to the future day in georgetown. >> i had a hover board back in the day. my skate board didn't have wheels. >> how did you get asflound. >> didn't work that well. >> did it hover? >> it did not. >> thank you, chris. you're watching "nbc 10 news
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today." starts right now. we're following two breaking news stories, first a man is in the hospital after flames ripped through his crescentville home. we're live on the scene. >> and in morning a chase and a gun battle leaves a police officer dead and a suspect in the hospital. >> no need to hundle up as much. we'll get fall weather more reminisce accident of summer. just about 6:00 a.m. this is "nbc 10 news today." >> it is going to be a gorgeous perfect fall day. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with the forecast. >> it is going to be a fast warm-up. a bit of a chill in the air but the temperatures will go warmer than yesterday. 52 in philadelphia. there are 40s from rights town through pottstown all in the 40s. northeast philadelphia is 51, maybe they have left and ready
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for a beautiful day today stoxt a quick warm-up with sunny skies. the wind is light 8 now. 7:00. 10:00, 724-hour. 72 and timing that's my 1:00 this afternoon. it's going to continue. your forecast when i come back. right now first alert traffic. >> we're watching out for obstruction in gladwood, pennsylvania, from conshohocken state road near henry lane a milk truck lost part of its load so your best bet not a word if the road is blocked off. heading over to glassboro, new jersey this is going to affect students. route 322 in both directions from main street closed her to delsy drive. your best bet to

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