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time and take the umbrella. moderate rainfall around philadelphia. if you are heading towards chester, philadelphia, any of the major interstates, keep in mind we've been seeing steady rain for a while. we're seeing ponding of water on the roadways, across 76, 676, 476 through montgomery county, moving into bucks county. this is heavy rainfall especially around hatfield. bucks county is starting to see this area move in. the pa turnpike has been dealing with quite a bit of rain this morning. in delaware, we have heavier rain from maryland moving in that we've been talking about over the past hour. middletown seeing this, going to head towards dover very soon. all the major interstates this morning are very wet and that rain is still going to be falling over the next several hours. even across the ac expressway. that's mostly on the lighter side right now. temperature are chilly, upper 40s. by 7:00 a.m., 48 degrees,
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showers around 9:00 a.m. we expect the showers around. by lunch time, i think a lot of the rain will break up or lighten up. periods of rain as we go more into the afternoon. it's still going to be chilly and it will start to get windy, too. coming up, i'll show you the afternoon forecast. more rain lingering as well. let's take a look at the roadway. jessica boyington has your traffic. >> sheena, we're watching 95, slippery spotsç here around cottman avenue. this drive time is okay. woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, this is the southbound traffic headed towards center city with a 14-minute trip. average speeds dropping into the 50s. we're still up there. the bridge closures to watch for, falls bridge closed for rehabilitation work until april. your best bet is to take the city avenue bridge right now. i promised i'd get back to you about the tacony palmyra. we have a scheduled opening for 5:10. no problems on the ben franklin and the burlington bristol is back to normal. tracy? new from overnight, fire
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officials are trying to figure out what started this house fire in philadelphia's university city section near the corner of 42nd and spruce. no one was hurt. two minutes past 5:00 right now. from weekend fun to violence. philadelphia police are investigating two stabbings, both of which happened in center city. >> nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us at police headquarters in center city. what do we know about the victims and the suspects? >> vai and tracy, the random nature of the stabbings certainly has people concerned over the past 24 hours. philadelphia police say they do have people in custody. we'll tell you about this one happened last night, a stabbing at broad and arch streets. one witness told us he watched an older man swinging a knife at two young men. police did arrive quickly and wrestle the knife out of that man's hands. a 21-year-old and 18-year-old went to the hospital with stab wounds to the hand and chest. early yesterday morning in
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rittenhouse square, a 24-year-old bucks county man was stabbed to death by a homeless man, according to police. the suspect fled but showed up at a v.a. hospital with injuries. he was arrested. police say he is known to frequent the rittenhouse square area. both attacks, sources tell us there was an argument between the attackers and the victims. of course with a lot of people out over the past weekend, celebrating st. patrick's day certainly had people quite a bit concerned. we'll hear from the one of one of these attacks comingç up in the next half hour. at police headquarters, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. friends and families will say their good-byes to a new jersey state trooper sean cullen. people stood in line to pay their respects. the funeral mass for trooper cullen is schedule for today at noon. the 31-year-old officer died a week ago at an accident scene in gloucester county. a driver hit trooper cullen while he was investigating the
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crash on 259 in west deptford. the driver did stop. she's not facing charges. we learn a police officer who was shot and killed near washington, d.c. yesterday was originally from delaware county. a gunman killed officer jacai colson outside a community center next to the police station in landover, merrill. he grew up in upper chichester township. he was 28 years old. his police chief described the shooter as an unprovoked attack. two suspects are in jail. officials say the gunman opened fire on the first officer he saw, officer colson. >> that speaks to a high level of dedication and bravery. when things begin to turn, he immediately stepped into action. i'm very proud of him. >> investigators say other officers fired back, wounding one of the suspects. there's no word on a motive for the attack. today, former philadelphia police officer tamika gross is scheduled to go on trial. she's accused of observeder her son and daughter to fight other students.
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she was even caught on video punching a 14-year-old girl her daughter was fighting. also today, kathryn knott is set to appear in court to ask for a new sentence. a jury con koikted her of assault for her involvement in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in center city philadelphia. a judge sentenced knot to 5 to 10 years in jail. her lawyer thinks that punishment is too harsh and wants the punishment reduced to probation. 48 degrees outside. happening today, we're expecting 4- )q'ney's soda tax proposal. r >> monique braxton is live at city hall. >> we're counting down, four hours before city officials will gather here at city hall along with the budget director and revenue specialist to spell how how much money the sugary drink tax will bring to the city. as you know, it's part of mayor kenney's budget proposal. the director of finance, the budget director who has worked for several administrations and others are going to make sure that everyone understands why
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mayor kenney favors this way of raising funds for kindergarten and how the mayor plans to fight poverty. live in the next half hour, we'll talk about exactly the money, how much money they're talking about, millions of dollars about this proposal that is being met with much opposition. live for now, outside city hall, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, monique. march madness dance card is set for three area teams, villanova, temple and st. joe's all play in the ncaa tournament this friday. nova was hoping for a top seed but will settle for number two in the south region. yes, the wildcats appeared less than thrilled with the selection when it came out last night. nova will face unc asheville in the opening friday afternoon in brooklyn. if they win, they could face their big five rival temple.
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>> and speaking of temple, the owls were celebrating their tenth seed selection. temple will play iowa in brooklyn right after nova's game. a third team from our area will have to do some traveling, though. st. joe's had a positive reaction to their ncaa slot. the a-10 champs will face cincinnati friday night in snow can, washington. now your nbc 10 first alert sheena parveen. >> good monday morning. it is a rainy one out there. grab the umbrella before you leave and look at all the rain we have around this morning. if you're about to hit the road soon, give yourself extra time, keep your distance. heavy rain especially for montgomery and bucks counties. heading towards buckingham,
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warminster, hatfield, gwinnett township, precip rates of maybe an inch and a half in the heaviest spots. it's not sitting in one area. that's a precip rate per hour. that shows you how heavy the rain is. it's moving into bucks county quickly. it will be moving into new jersey. i think this batch of heavy rain won't be lasting too much longer. philadelphia and the major interstates, 59, 476, heading up to trenton, steady light to moderate rain. the yellow shows us more moderate rainfall. even around wilmington around 495, we had that steady rain. pretty much all the major interstates are seeing the rainfall. we're looking at ponding of water on the roadways. middletown to dover to milford, now seeing the heavier rain moving in from parts of maryland and cape may county. this heavier batch of rain moving in, this is what we're also watching. a lot of that will slide up the
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i-95 corridor. from wilmington to philadelphia, then up to trenton, we'll still be dealing with heavy rain as we go through the main part of the morning commute. temperatures mid to upper 40s. this is a chilly rainfall. it's going to stay like this. we're not going to get very warm and it will get windy. the rain continues. this is 8:00 in the morning. we still have areas of heavy rain, better north and west. lighter. but then by noon today, lunch time, we'll still be seeing periods of rainfall. it will be on the lighter side. then it will start to get quite a bit windy outside. by 6:00 p.m., there you see lighter rainfall still around. we could still be dealing with showers for the evening commuteç otherwise, temperatures will still be in about the mid-to-low 40s by then. chilly and rainy. that will be the case today. low clouds around. periods of rain through the afternoon highs. topping out around 50 degrees. we take a look at the seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you, sheena. just about 5:10 this monday morning as people are heading
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out the door. roads are wet out there. >> jessica boyington has a check of the roads. >> we're seeing the wet roads here as well, tracy and vai, 422 around trooper road, eastbound lanes right in here. that's what's headed towards the schuylkill expressway where we typically see delay and volume in the morning time. we're ahead of the game here, early for that. eastbound drive times still doing okay from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. nine-minute trip, average speeds into the 50s. definitely slippier spots as well. this is new castle, delaware, the on ramp from route 13 northbound is closed headed to 295 for construction and for the area bridges. we are in the process of a tacony palmyra bridge opening right now. it was scheduled for 5:10. no problems getting into philadelphia on the ben and the burlington bristol. it's clear right now. more updates when i come back in the next ten minutes. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. 5:10 right now. a high-speed police chase is caught on tape. check out this video as officers chase a stolen police car at 100
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miles an hour. next, we'll tell you how this ended in violence. also ahead, refunds on hold. find out why more than three-quarter americans are willing to wait a few weeks to get their tax refund.
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5:13. we continue to follow breaking news. this is from kansas. that's where officials are on the scene of an amtrak train derailment. here's are pictures from the scene. here's what we're learning.
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at least 20 people are hospitalized after this derailment. five train cars have turn on their side. and we know this say train that runs daily from los angeles to chicago. it derailed in gray county, kansas. we'll continue to update you on this breaking news on air and of course on the nbc 10 news app. 5:14 and 48 degrees outside. this morning we have new video of a high-speed chase in southern california that ended with a police-involved shooting. it started around 9:45 local time when police say someone stole a cruiser and drove off. investigators say the driver was going more than 100 miles an hour. police eventually cornered the driver. that's when officers opened fire. police have not said if the driver opened fire on them. no word yet on the driver 'condition. today the pennsylvania house will vote on a bill that would legalize nonsmokeable forms of medical marijuana. the state senate approved the measure last year. governor tom wolf also supports
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it. critics worry the drug will be used for more than medical purposes or end up in the hands of high school students. 24 states have legalized medical marijuana. four states okayed recreational use of the drug by adults. now to decision 2016. the latest polling points to presidential front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton putting distance between themselves and their rivals. >> voters in five state primaries could make that happen tomorrow. a new nbc news/"wall street journal"/maris poll shows republican donald trump holding double digit leads in florida and illinois. john kasich leads trump in ohio for the democrats. hillary clinton has sizable leads in florida and ohio and a narrow edge in illinois over bernie sanders. we'll break down the numbers in just a moment. bernie sanders and hillary clinton took questions at ohio state university in columbus.ç ohio is one of five states holding crucial primaries tomorrow. clinton and sanders appeared separately on stage. but both talked when asked about
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the recent violence at rallies for gop front-runner donald trump. >> trump has got to get on the tv and tell his supporters that violence in the political process in america is not acceptable, end of discussion. >> what trump has done is like a case of political arson. you know, he has lit the fire and then he throws his hands up and claims that he shouldn't be held responsible. and he should be held responsible. >> both clinton and sanders deny trump's accusations that both democrats an employd protesterst his rallies. republican front-runners say he and his supporters only want peace. at a trump rally in bloomington, illinois yesterday, a trump candidate said his supporters are reacting to taunting from bernie sanders fans. protesters interrupted trump at least three times atle rally. >> no more. thank you.
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>> in new york city yesterday, people held an anti-trump rally. protesters held signs bashing trump. they also chanted slogans about ending international wars and domestic racism. the rally ended with a march to the u.n. building. in the campaign, florida, illinois, missouri, north carolina and ohio all hold primaries tomorrow. florida, illinois and i had high are winner take all states in the republican delegate race. florida is the big prize with 99 delegates at stake. meanwhile, donald trump holds a commanding lead in florida. the poll showing trump with 43% support, marco rubio trailing with 22% and ted cruz just behind rubio with 21%. the same poll shows ohio governor john kasich with a six-point lead in his home state. kasich leads donald trump 39% tç 33%. and today john kasich will get some help on the campaign trail
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from mitt romney. nbc news has learned that romney will appear with kasich at two stops in ohio. romney blasted donald trump earlier this month. he urged republicans to vote for kasich in ohio and marco rubio in florida. remember, stay on top of the latest decision 2016 developments by downloading the nbc 10 app. you can use it to find the latest delegate counts and information about upcoming primaries and caucuses. it's 18 minutes past 5:00 right now. a fight at a philadelphia restaurant is caught on video and a comedian in town for a show is in the middle of it all. take a look. >> [ bleep ]. >> the video from tmz appears to show chappell show star donald rollings throwing punches outside little pizza in center city. we showed the video to some fans who are in line for his performance at club helium last night. >> only in philly.
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only in philly. >> i'm sure he'll turn it into something hilarious when he tells the story. >> i can understand the bartender getting upset thinking somebody will skip out on her bill. >> somebody. >> but not him. >> his girlfriend posted on instagram he was just going outside to smoke. there were no arrests. the 39 flyers wives carnival is in the books. that means more money is headed to area charities. thousands of fans enjoy carnival games and got to rub elbows with the flyers at the wells fargo yesterday. bernie perrot was also there. >> the cairn ral raises money for charities including big brothers and big sisters, the fox chase cancer center and the police athletic league.ç
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just about 5:20. 48 degrees outside and wet roads to deal with as you head out this morning. >> jessica boyington is checking on all that. hey, jessica. >> we're watching the blue route right now. right around route 1. no real problems on the roadways at least in terms of accident scenes right now. or construction or lane restrictions as you can see. the main thing we're dealing with this morning is rainfall. you can see over on our camera lenses here we are covered in rain. it's hard to see the roads here in our camera. southbound from the schuylkill to 95, still an okay drive time. we're at a 15-minute trip right there. average speeds into the 606)aps. northbound or southbound, no real problems, definitely just that reduced visibility with the rain and slippier spots on the on and off ramps. that's the main spots we want you to watch out for. the tacony palmyra bridge is scheduled for an opening around ten minutes ago, around 5:10. we check our cameras in a moment. as i promised within here's
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route 73 around the tacony palmyra bridge. the toll plaza is actually right up in this direction. you can take the betsy ross breath for your alternate if you want to. you can see no huge backups at least right now on route 73. more updates when i come back in the next ten minutes. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, good monday morning. grab the umbrella. before you leave we've been watching steady rain all morning. it's going to continue for the commute. take your time. here's a look at the rainfall right now. reds, oranges, yellows. the heaviest rainfall is the green. bucks county, richland, northampton, buckingham, looking at the more moderate to heavy rainfall. this extends across the pa turnpike, hatfield still seeing moderate rain across 476. there's ponding of water on the roadways. be careful driving this morning. it's moving out of montgomery county. at least the heaviest part.
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philadelphia though andç the major interstates like 76, 95, 476, all seeing rainfall and the yellow showing us more moderate rain around cherry hill, palmyra, that will extend up into trenton. delaware county, heavy rainfall, too. more heavy rain moving in from merrill. new castle county along the major interstates especially. you're seeing that heavier rain approaching. for the rest of delaware, milford seeing spotty, heavier showers. it will continue to move through. the heaviest rain approaching wilmington will continue slying up the i-95 corridor. we'll see that in philadelphia in about the next hour or so. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. it is chilly with the rainfall. future weather keeps this rain going by 8:00, 9:00. north and west, more like lighter showers. by lunch time, light rain in the forecast. by the evening commute, we'll still be seeing a chance for showers, just on the lighter side. temperatures will be chilly and
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it will get windy. coming up, we take a look at the rest of your forecast in the seven-day. 5:23. 48 degrees in most of philadelphia. back to work monday unless you have a bracket to fill out. we've already showed you which local teams are in. next, in the cnbc business report, find out just how big a hit businesses are bracing for in lost productivity during tournament time. also next, would you put off getting your tax refund for a few weeks? find out why most americans are willing to put their refund money on hold. we invited women to a spa to test a new body wash. hi. welcome. ♪ dish soap? you may not feel it but some body washes can contain cleansers found in dish soap.
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it's 5:26. most americans would be willing to delayç getting a tax refundf it would give the irs more time to combat identity fraud. that's according to a study which shows 78% of americans are willing to wait longer, 22% willing to wait up to eight weeks, followed by 20% who would wait one to two weeks. 15% say they would not be willing to wait any additional time to safeguard against refund fraud. the irs has not said there will be any delays related to i.d. theft. march madness will soon be in full swing. that means companies could be losing billions of dollars. landon dowdy here is with this morning's cnbc business news. >> i have not done a single
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bracket thing this morning but you may be distracted by college hoops this week. workers preoccupied with ill iffing out brackets and watching games will cost employers nearly $4 billion in lost productivity. roughly 51 million workers may take part in office pools. tracy, back over to you. >> wait, i'm doing my pool right now. landon dowdy with cnbc, thanks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good monday morning. don't forget the umbrella. it is a rainy start to your monday. we even have heavy rain around the area, all the major int interstates, yes, we are seeing rain. center city philadelphia, moderate rainfall, low clouds. that will stay in the forecast the rest of this morning. i'll show you the timing on the rain for your morning commute. and also the evening commute. that's straight ahead. good morning, i'm matt delucia live at philadelphia police headquarters. two separate stabbings in center city over the weekend. we have the latest on the investigation and what witnesses are saying about it.
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