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this is nbc 10 news. soda tax controversy. we're expected to learn more information about the possible new tax that philadelphia's mayor wants to fund universal city pre-k programs.
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get ready to dance. we will show you how temple, villanova and st. joe's players reacted after learning of their tournament invitations. roads are wet across the region this morning. here's a live look at conditions along 95 in south philadelphia. you rain will be with us through the morning rush. 5:31. good morning, welcome to monday. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. you know what's as informative to me as the weather radar is that sheena parveen is wearing boots. calf high rubber boots. that's very telling of what we can expect today, right, sheena? >> yes. i'm wearing rain boots. you kind of need them this morning. the rain boots, umbrella, the raincoat. later today it will get windy. the winds will increase along with the rain. it's chilly outside, too. if you're about to leave anytime soon, here's the radar. we've been seeing rain on the majorer major interstates.
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take your time, go slower, be careful driving. 76, even 476 down through chester, this is showing us the heavier rain with the yellows and oranges here. that even extends up 476 through montgomery county, the p.a. turnpike, bucks county seeing quite a bit of moderate to heavy rainfall. in new castle county, a new batch of heavy rain moves in. that moves into the wilmington ç area, slide across the i-95 corridor and eventually move up into the philadelphia area, smyrna seeing that heavier rain, too. that will eventually move into new jersey. we have quite a bit of rain to move through this morning for the morning commute. we could see lingering for the evening commute. temperaturewise, chilly, mid to upper 40s through most of the area. we'll be staying chilly and rainy as we go through the day. here's a look at future weather, hour by hour, 8:00 in the morning, still looking at the rain, around 47 degrees, getting windy out there. even as we go through the lunch time hour, the wind will be up
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at least through the morning. the rain chance will linger through the rest of day today. a look at the afternoon forecast and another look at the radar, coming up. let's get a look at the roadways with jessica boyington. >> we're watching 202. we're trying to see through the camera lens, covered in rain water. the southbound drive on 202 still okay from the schuylkill to route 30. 11-minute trip, no problems there. average speeds still into the 50s. the high 50s. everybody is moving around. the biggest spots are on the on and off ramps. route 73 in voorhees, new jersey. around cooper road. you can see there is ponding on to the roads and the shoulder as well. when cars move by, water sprays out from underneath. that will be a sticky spot this morning also for the bridges. we are still dealing with residual delays from the schedule opening on the tacony
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palmyra. that was scheduled for earlier around 5:10 this morning. no problems for the rest of the bridges. tracy? 5:34. $400 million. that's what philadelphia mayor kenney says his controversial soda tax is expected to generate. the mayor hopes that money will fund his universal pre-k plan. >> the proposed tax is creating controversy. today we expect to learn more about it. monique braxton live for us at city hall. >>ç in just a couple hours cit officials will gather at city hall and do what they call spell out the revenue that the sugary tax on drinks will bring to philadelphia. now we've been looking over some of the proposal. as you know, it's part of mayor kenney's budget, we're told the mayor's office wants to make sure everyone understands why he favors placing 3 cents per ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks. it's a way of raising $95 million per year for
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kindergarten, other school programs and enforce the mayor's plan to fight poverty. >> we want to make sure our kids are ready for kindergarten and first grade. community schools are necessary for kids to get services in the neighborhood school base where they don't get at home or elsewhere. >> we're concerned about a loss of jobs for one thing. this is a tax that will be basically passed on to the distributors. while the distributors we think will pass that cost on to the consumers. >> so the mayor's cabinet room will be a busy place in just a few hours. he'll be there along with his finance and budget director to answer questions as they lay out their plan. no doubt we'll be there as well. live outside city hall, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, monique. gun control will take center stage in north philadelphia as families devastated by gun violence tell their stories. they'll be a part of an expert panel hosted by senator bob casey at temple university school of medicine. casey is calling on congress to
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expand background checks, ban military-style assault weapons and limit magazine capacity. families who lost loved ones to gun violence will be there to talk about their experiences and call on lawmakers to act. >> and right now, philadelphia police are investigating two stabbings, both of them happen in center city and one of them turned deadly. >> nbc 10's matt delucia is live at philadelphia police headquarters. matt, what are police telling you about the violence? >> well, tracy and vai, it was a violent çweekend. police do have suspects in custody at this hour. first we'll tell you about one that happened last night, a stabbing at broad and arch streets. one witness tells us he watched an older man swinging a knife wildly at two young men. police arrived quickly and wrestled the knife out of that man's hands. a 20-year-old and 18-year-old went to the hospital with stab wounds to the hand and chest. yesterday morning, early in the mortgage in rittenhouse square, a 24-year-old bucks county man was stabbed to death by a homeless man. that's according to police.
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the suspect fled but showed is up at a v.a. hospital later with injuries. he was arrested and say he's known to frequent the rittenhouse square area. witnesses from the attack that happened last night talked to us about what happened? >> why, you know? why couldn't you just sit down, discuss it, resolve it and straighten it out. >> reporter: sources tell us there was an argument between the attackers and the victims but as far as exact motives, police are still working on that. live at philadelphia police headquarters, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 5:37 and 48 degrees outside. asking for calm. that's what the mayor of chester is now doing after police involved shooting left an officer in the hospital. a suspect dead and another suspect wounded. chaos erupted saturday night as police demanded answers about whatted. officers were responding to a suspected stolen car. witnesses say the suspects were uncooperative and when captain allen davis approached the car,
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police say someone in the car shot him. officers fired back, killing one suspect and wounding another. chester's mayor is asking for patience during the investigation. >> it does not help to have persons instigate or infuriate persons within the community when they don't have all the information. >> police say bricks and bottles were thrown at officers in the chaos on saturday night. officers responded with pepper spray. captain davis remains in serious but stable condition. college basketball fans in ourç area have a triple deligh this friday. villanova, temple and st. joe's all headed to march madness. villanova versus unc asheville@brooklyn at 12:40. temple and iowa at 3:10 and st.
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joe's friday night at 10:00. they'll meet iowa. the seniors are hoping this year's ride is sweeter. >> we want to get the elephant out of the room. everyone knows what that is. >> we are the seniors in this position. the guys have to see from us that, you know, the intensity has risen. >> you'll remember nova held the number one ranking in the nation earlier this season. as for temple, they were the last team left out of the big dance a year ago. they got in as a tenth seed in the south. this time around, owls head coach fred dunphy said it's tense not knowing whether you're in the tournament or out. >> it's a crazy day, when you don't know you're in, it's a crazy, crazy day. my stomach is still jumping. >> for myself, i was up most of the night thinking about it. woke up early this morning,
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still thinking about it. couldn't wait until 5:30 to see if we would get called or not. unbelieve an feeling. >> if temple and nova both we win, they'll face each other in brooklyn on sunday. that's going to be huge. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> good morning. it is a wet start to your day. don't leave the house without the umbrella. and as you're driving, you'll definitely want the windshield wipers on this morning. look at the rain we have around. here's bucks county. one area we're seeing steady, moderate to heavy rainfall. richland to buckingham.ç northampton, light on the rainfall side. across the pa turnpike we have steady rain. trenton seeing heavier rain around this morning. we're continuing to see heavier pockets with some embedded, even heavier showers moving towards the philadelphia area. haverford seeing more moderate rainfall here, across 476,
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media, upper darby. that's approaching the philadelphia area where we've seen steady rainfall this morning. ponding of water on the roadways. take your time this morning. go slower, too, especially if you're around the wilmington area, newark, seeing heavy rain. that's going to move into wilmington across 495 and eventually that area where you see the oranges around newark will slide up the i-95 corridor and move into the philadelphia area. we're not going to be done with the rain for the next few hours here. through delaware, we're seeing mostly moderate-to-heavy rainfall. that will move into south jersey soon. it's all moving to the northeast, rain will stay in the forecast for your morning drive and temperatures will stay chilly, too, mostly mid to upper 40s. it will get windy this afternoon as the rain starts to move out of the area. by 8:00, 9:00, we'll still look at heavier areas of rain, maybe mostly in new jersey and through lunch time we still have lighter showers in the forecast. we're not going to be done with it by then.
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we cowl even see some around for the evening commute tonight. we look at that forecast and your seven-day coming up. >> sheena, thanks. 5:42. rainy morning. take the umbrella. get ready for reduced visibility outside for sure. let's check the schuylkill expressway. >> jessica boyington has all that covered for you. >> good morning, everyone. heading out the door in the next couple of minutes, give yourself actually more minutes than you normally would. here's the schuylkill expressway around the vine. no real problems. we are starting to see some added volume here. the biggest problem we're facing this morning are wet roads and water, you can see on and off the off ramps, you can see thgr is water spraying up from underneath the car. slippery spots there. still good drive times eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway to this point, a 14-minute trip, average speeds starting to drop into the 50s. everything moving along. we want you to go slower anyway. here's the pa turnpike, no
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problems here. drive times haven't budged westbound or eastbound from route 1 to valley forge. new castle, delaware, watch out for road closures, ongoing construction, route 13 to 295. this monday morning, philadelphia police are getting a jump on stopping summer crime. take a look at this haul. next, hear how many illegal dirt bikes officers already took off the streets. also next, trump and the law. hear from the presidential front-runner about rally violence and why one police officer is in trouble because of politics.
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5:46. today amtrak workers will help the people of flint, michigan, who continue to deal with a water crisis. they'll be dropping off bottled water here at the 30th street station. on friday, a special baggage car will stop at stations from boston to washington to pick up bottled water. dozens of dirt bikes and atvs are in the custody of the philadelphia police department. officers brought in more than 50 illegal bikes and atvs as part of a citywide crackdown. two of the bikes towed away came
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back stolen. officers move in and catch anyone on the illegal rides after talking to neighbors. >> people die from these every year. it's dangerous for people on the sidewalks that have to dive out of the way. >> the crackdown will continue into the summer. now to 2016 and the increasing violence surround unisurrounding the donald trump campaign. >> get him out. >> no arrests but there were disruptions. secret service surrounded trump one one protester rushed the stage. that was hours after the chicago rally was canceled amid violent clashes there. last wednesday, a trump supporter punched a guy. >> i don't condone the violence or what he did. but you know what, not nice on the other side either. >> trump's competitors accuse
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him of creating an atmosphere that condones violence. trump blames protesters who support democratic senator bernie sanders. sanders calls that a blatant lie. a connecticut police officer is in trouble for showing his support for trump with a bumper sticker on his cruiser. the hartford officer is the subject of an internal investigation. his boss called the behavior irresponsible. the sticker is no longer there. the final report on last year's deadly crash of a germanwings plane in the french alps is revealing new details about the co-pilot. investigators say lubitz was using antidepressants at the time of the crash. 150 people were killed. as a result, officials recommended new rules requiring medical workers to warn authorities when a pilot's mental health could threaten public safety. emily selke and her mother were both killed. emily graduated from drexel univerci,e in 2013. her mother went to springfield high school in delaware county. this morning, millions are
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still under the threat of flooding across the south. the death toll is now at six from these record-breaking storms. the rain and flooding destroyed dozens of homes across multiple states. some people had to escape their houses uses boats. the floodwaters could be toxic, making matters worse. >> you can look at the trash and all that's floating through the houses. there's gasoline that's got into the water. that's flowing through these people's houses. >> we lost cars, traeshgts, two storage buildings. >> the threat of flooding continues for several more days. take a look at these heavy storms rolled through the midwest. this is video of storm clouds near little rock, ark park. you can see the thick line of dark gray and what appears to be a funnel cloud. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, a rainy start to your
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monday morning. here's a look now at radar. we're seeing yellows and oranges in upper bucks county. that's showing us the heavier rainfall around the pa turnpike, norristown, glenside across 476 here. that is heavier rainfall, too, up near 476 around richland. philadelphia area getting heavier rainfall moving in across 95, 76, 476 here up towards haverford, upper darby. all the major interstates are seeing steady rain. some areas of rain heavier than others. right around hockessin and wilmington across 495. we have ponding of water on the roadways. take your time, drive slower and even through delaware we have patchy areas of moderate to heavy rainfall. that will be moving into cape may county soon. also continue to move into south &ho here's the motion that's sliding to the northeast. that means the heaviest rain
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around wilmington, that will be sliding up the i-95 corridor into philadelphia. as we go through the next couple hours here and eventually up towards trenton. a very wet commute this morning. temperatures right now, mostly in the mid to upper 40s. it is chilly to start your monday with the rain. it will stay that way through the afternoon. 8:00 in the morning, still dealing with showers, starting to taper off of it. even by the evening commute, we'll see big improvements but still looking at a chance for lighter showers. so today, periods of rain, clowe clouds. it will stay chilly. temperatures around 50 degrees. tomorrow, though, we'll see the chance of morning showers lingering. high temperature around 60. better in the afternoon tomorrow, then we go into wednesday. brief warmup around 70 degrees. for your st. patrick's day, 65, another chance of afternoon showers. going into the weekend, doesn't look bad. >> st. paddy's day later this week. nice.
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>> including 295, jessica boyington is starting with that. >> we are in west deptford on 295. no problems really in terms of backup in either direction. if you're heading into delaware, southbound from the 42 freeway to the delaware memorial bridge is 23-minute trip. average speeds still into the 60s there. give you a heads up if you take the northeast extension on the southbound side in milford township, there are reports of an unknown object obstructing the road with about ten disabled vehicles being reported in the area. it is reported as an unknown object. use caution when heading out there, especially since we're not sure what's going on there yet. here's route 309 around the pa turnpike. you can see no problems here. roads are still wet there as well. if you're out on 59 throughout delaware, no problems in terms of drive times, of course, you can still see an 11-minute trip
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from ç295 to 495. >> 48 degrees in philadelphia. about seven, eight minutes before 6:00. bringing a dark day to the silver screen. check out this line of people and next, hear why they're hoping to be a part of a movie about the boston marathon bombing. slow, building african-style m
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four minutes before 6:00. in boston, more than a thousand people are hoping to be part of a movie about the boston marathon bombings. more than 1,000 people showed up within the first hour of the casting call. the movie will be produced by boston's own mark wahlberg, depicking the moments before the 2013 boston marathon bombing and the chaos that followed. the head of the kastl call says she's proud the movie will be filmed in boston. >> who better than the bostonian telling the story about our heroes. do we want los angeles telling the story for us? no. the movie is schedule for release in december. we continue to follow a developing story out of kansas where an amtrak train derailed. >> we'll have an update on how many passengers were hurt.
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plus, what amtrak is saying about this crash. and we'll tell you what happened today in the long-time fight againstç unions and the christie administration.
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nbc 10 news starts now. happening today, the funeral for a trooper kled in the line of duty. hundreds are expected to say good-bye. and developing this morning, an amtrak train derailment in kansas. we are learning 20 people are hurt. first alert meteorologist sheena parveen and first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington tracking a rainy morning commute. we have you covered. just about 6:00 a.m. good monday morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we welcome you back. got away for a little r & r. you're one of those people that don't rest. >> happy to be back. >> we welcome sheena back, who's
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back for a second week, allowing bill to get a little r & r. >> yes, we'll be starting off monday with the time change, of course. we went forward an hour this weekend. hopefully you're able to wake up this morning. it is gloomy and rainy outside. it will be like this mofor the morning commute. moderate to heavy rainfall across the philadelphia area right now. the pa turnpike, norristown, 76, 476, 676, 95, all looking at heavy rain right now, even as we go down into wilmington, new castle county, heavy line of rain moving through here. ponding of water on the roadways. upper bucks county seeing the heaviest. lower bucks county will start to get the rain in montgomery county now. we're looking at steady rainfall, moderate to heavy rain over the next couple of hours. we start to see conditions improving. otherwise the


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