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nbc 10 news starts now. new from overnight, a deadly double shooting in philadelphia. the crime scene is outside a city avenue bar and one of the victims may have been an unintended target. last payday, at least for a while. atlantic city employees won't be getting paid every two weeks, this as ac's financial crisis continues. great day for a parade in in just hours, the champion villanova wildcats will be getting the attention in center city. we'll get a taste of winter just in time for the weekend.
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we'll have details on that in just a moment. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. it's just about 4:00 on this friday. let's get right to that forecast with meteorologist bill henley. good morning, bill. >> clear skies this morning. it is chilly and the wind is bleing. a live view of center city where the winds are at 22 miles an hour. it's giving us a chill we didn't see yesterday at this time. we're running 8 degrees cooler, 45 at philadelphia international, low 40s in allentown and reading. across delaware and south jersey, 40s this morning. sunshine, clear to begin with, 44 degrees. winds out of the west at 14 miles an hour. we'll see enough sunshine to warm us into the 50s. by lunch time, 49 and still climbing. got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington meantime has your first alert traffic on a friday morning. jessie? >> that's right, bill. we are watching the vine street expressway. we're trying to watch the vine street expressway right in here,
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this is around 24th street. no problems right now. the good thing is, we are open for business. we were having ongoing construction there, closing at east and westbound for the beginning of the week in between the schuylkill expressway and broad street. you can see right now so far we are doing okay. if you actually travel the schuylkill expressway in this early morning time, no problems through the conshohocken curve. everything is in the green, still east and westbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway with speed. >> the 50s. we have a serious accident that will be out there for quite some time, christopher columbus boulevard and oregon avenue. more on this scene and details on the nova parade when i'm back in ten. philadelphia police are investigating a deadly double shooting in the city's wynnefield section. witnesses told police someone opened fire in a parking lot just behind a bar on city avenue before 11:00 last night. a 28-year-old man was hit in the shoulder.
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he çdied. a second victim walking into the bar was struck by a stray bullet. he is in stable condition. police say they do have someone in custody. the national champion villanova wildcats and their fans are getting ready for a victory parade in philadelphia today. here's a look at the parade route. it stretches just about five blocks, starts at 1:00 at 28th and market streets. from there, the parade will march through center city and end at dilworth park in front of city hall. nbc 10 found crews putting the finishing touches on preparations for the victory celebration. a little bit wet out there yesterday. today we should be better. barricades are in place along the parade route. the parade will end right here at dilworth park. that's where head coach jay wright and the villanova players are expected to speak at the rally. we'll be live streaming it on and on the nbc 10 app. our coverage starts at 1:00 this afternoon.
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now to news about the financial crisis in atlantic city. the city very well may run out of money. today municipal workers will be getting their last paycheck until next month. on wednesday, the city council voted to convert workers two a two-week pay period to four weeks. labor unions gave their okay. in the meantime, the new bill in trenton to keep atlantic city financially afloat would give ac the chance to cure its mistakes through benchmarks and accountability. here's governor chris christie's response to that proposal. >> i'm not going to permit the taxpayers of the state of new jersey to be taken for a ride by atlantic city. >> the new rescue bill would allow the city's eight casinos to make payments in lieu of taxes. state lawmakers could vote as early as monday. the casinos fared better with fewer rivals in town.
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one year after four casinos closed, profits for the remaining eight casinos were up 40%. state gaming officials released those figures yesterday. they also show that the casinos in atlantic city made more than $547 million in 2015. two people are dead after a one-car crash along columbus boulevard. nbc 10's deanna durante is live at the scene with details. deanna? >> reporter: we can tell you that it's a 2005 mazda. here's the scene on south columbus boulevard. police tell us the car was heading south here and flipped over, hit the curb, the center median of the road and crashed into the building here. it appears this is a peco facility. accident investigation is on scene. the two front seat passenger and driver, those two victims are at local çhospitals, one at jefferson, one at hahnemann.
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a man and a woman both were killed. police are still working on getting the identities of at least one of those chekts at this hour. we did talk it a witness who said he saw the car come past him just before the accident, came upon the scene after the car crashed into the building. pless tell us they are also looking at video of what just happened here. we did speak to a witness in the last few minutes. >> she skid, hit a bump, went up on to the center median, shot across and hit the building. she had to be doing 8, 90 because i was doing 60. >> that's all information will want to figure out, exactly what led up to this crash, what kind of factors are involved. they do have video they're looking at to determine how this one-car crash happened. three females and one male in the car. we can tell you two people are
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being treated, two women and the two other people in the car were killed. that is the very latest, reporting live in south philadelphia, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> thank for that, deanna. this morning, sources tell nbc 10 that a changing of the guard is in the works at the philadelphia fire department. mayor jim kenney will name adam thiel to replace the current chief. he has no comment until an official announcement is made. he's currently the deputy secretary of virginia's homeland security and veterans affairs department. before that job he served as fire chief in alexandria, virginia. the current commissioner was appointed in june 2014 by mayor michael nutter. sawyer was one of three candidates mayor kenney was considering to run the department. today people will be cleaning up storm damage in parts of northampton county. some say it may take them all weekend to complete the job.
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in easton yesterday, wind gusts ripped the roof off an apartment complex and peeled siding off of homes. the winds also knocked down dozens of trees. we found one backyard tree that fell and crushed a fence, nearly hitting a man's house. his fiance was home when the storm rolled through. >> she heard a loud boom, she looked out and it was down. the tree has been here for quite a while. one part of it fell in 2000. >> now the rest. >> now the rest. >> officials in northampton county tell us the damage is widespread. so far, no reports of injuries. the storm caused this damage at a school in chester county. strong winds uprooted a tree inç octerara. 4:08.
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we're running ten degrees colder than yesterday. just enough to make it feel colder this morning, the weekend, that will be even colder than today. we'll see high temperatures in the 40s both days and i'm tracking some rain and snow for your saturday. right now, temperatures are coming down. 35 in mount pocono, trenton, clear skies and 44. also 44 in dover with clear skies. we'll see sunshine and a few clouds blowing through the area. the chance of a shower is minimal today. the chance of a warmup is pretty good. right now with the wind it feels cold. 33 in reading and allentown, pottstown is 36 degrees, upper 30s in wrightstown. philadelphia international 38 degrees is what it feels like and 39 for wildwood and dover. a chilly wind blowing even in delaware and south jersey. radar, we are clear. look to the west and you can see
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snow showers. that's a line that will fizzle as it comes our way. saturday is your most likely day to see wet weather. today, we'll stay dry, 44 degrees for camel back. a breezy day for souderton, abington, morristown. lower 50s this afternoon. at the shore you'll see sunshine and some clouds. up to 51 degrees for ventnor city. smyrna 55 and 54 in millville. and a chillier day than yesterday. we were in the 60s yesterday in spite of the rain. today it will be near 60 for wilmington and berlin, new jersey. 54 this afternoon in philadelphia. look at the weekend forecast when i'm back in just a few minutes. rosemary? >> thanks to are that, bill. 4:10 on this friday. jessica boyington is also keeping an eye on that crash in south philadelphia where we just >> we do have a closure.
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philadelphia. can take 95 if you're jumping on checking with my sources to see if delaware avenue is not being blocked off at this time. we'll keep you updated for sure. we also want to hear about the villanova parade. this will be affecting a lot of people in center city today. beginsality 1:00 p.m. at 20th and market street and ends at dilworth park. there will be closures. on 15th street between jfk boulevard and chestnut street. also watch for cross-traffic off of market street between 16th and 22nd street. that will also be closed and resuming on aç rolling basis. when the parade moves on through, those things will open back up. it will be a fun time. >> definitely will be.
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thanks, jess. firefighters homeless. some of ocean city's finest haven't been able to use this firehouse for more than three years. how it will be demolished. what that means for fire service in a jersey shore town. marking a tragic loss. coming up, meet the father from our area who's working to stop dating violence.
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4:14 right now on this friday. tgif. here's a live lookç at haverto along brookline boulevard. 41 degrees right now. meteorologist bill henley tells us we have a dry day ahead of us. we're seeing new video of police arresting an american
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airlines co-pilot on suspicion of being drunk. security camera video shows before his scheduled flight from detroit to philadelphia on march 26th. it all started when a tsa officer reported that 50-year-old john francis mcgwire was acting strangely. airport police gave mcgwire a breathalyzer test which he reportedly failed. his arrest forced the airline to cancel the philly bound flight. authorities have charged mcgwire with operating an aircraft under the influence. now to decision 2016. republican presidential front-runner donald trump is laying out a new strategy as he prepares for the possibility a contested convention. trump's campaign says they're adding new staffers following the weak showing in the wisconsin primary earlier this week.
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polls show trump with a sizable lead in new york. that primary is coming up on the 18th. he's cancelling a trip to california and to focus on his home state. ted cruz and john kasich are looking to peel away delegates in his own backyard. >> i'm encouraged by the grass roots support we are receiving from new yorkers. >> we'll pick up delegates and we'll pick up delegates in pennsylvania and all over the northeast. >> kasich and cruz courted jewish voters yesterday. kasich visited a deli in the bronx. cruz stopped by a kosher bakery in brooklyn. punished for showing support. ahead in our next half hour, hear why a new jersey man could end up in jail for flying donald trump flags. in the democratic race for president, former president bill clinton was in philadelphia yesterday campaigning for his wife in east mount arie.
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clintoned defended his record and the impact of a crime bill during his presidency. >> because of that and the background check law, we had a 46-year low in the death of people by gun violence and who you think those lives were that mattered. >> the former president urged the crowd to stick with his wife hillary for the white house because, quote, she'll never leave you. a jersey shore town has condemned its own firehouse and ordered it demolished by early next month. hurricane sandy badly damaged the building in 2012 and it's only housed vehicles since thenç a neighboring trailer has served as home base for the professional firefighters. they have complained repeatedly about the living conditions in the trailer, include an infestation of rats and mold. the firefighters union believes the temporary moves presents a
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public safety concern. >> there is a possibility this district is not getting the same coverage it is currently with apparatus here. >> one way or another we'll always have a fire truck in the center of our town to protect the community. >> the city is now trying to get fema to help provide additional funding for a new firehouse. we're told construction should take about 9 to 12 months if there are no unforeseen delays. 4:18. this weekend marks a tragic anniversary for st. joseph's university. ten years ago, kristen mitchell was killed by her boyfriend as police say she tried to break up with him. on sunday, the campus community at st. joe's will team up with kristen's family to honor here. nbc 10's katy zachry shows us how her memory is helping to save lives. kristen's crusade was started back in 2006 to honor the memory of my daughter. >> reporter: ten years have passed since 21-year-old kristen mitchell was senselessly killed at the hands of her exboyfriend. her father, bill, spent the last
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decade traveling to college campuses to spread the word about dating violence. >> maybe they'll hear some of the things that have taken place and think about their own relationships with somebody who they care about but maybe they're in a tough relationship and don't even realize it. >> reporter: mitchell said kristen tried to break up the relationship when she was stabbed to death. she just graduated from philadelphia's st. joseph's university and had a promising life ahead for sophomore madison shields, the story hits home. she's witnessed unhealthy relationships and won't hesitate to get a friend or classmate help. >> i'd be there in a second. i would help them out. there's so many resources on campus. >> reporter: university leaders say since kristen's death, they've done more training with students about dating violence and sexual assault. on sunday, the campus will host the tenth annual kristen's crusade run/walk to raise even more awareness for this life-saving message. >> we've actually very
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dramatically had people come to us and say they probably would have been killed by somebody had they not listened to what we had to say and found safer ground. >> reporter: at st. joseph's university, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. so how can you avoid becoming a victim of dating violence or someone you love? here are some red flags you should be aware of. people in violent relationships are often isolated from friends and family. they may become quiet and withdrawn. they often make excuses to are their boyfriend or girlfriend and can obsessively check their phones or e-mails for messages. for more information about kristen's crusade and the event this the weekend, tap the nbc 10 app or visit our website, ç now your nbc 10 first ale weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes after 4:00. the rain, the clouds, they've moved out. we have clearer skies here at the nbc 10 studios, very little wind. at the airport, a different story. look at the winds at 22 miles an hour. that's giving us a chilly start this morning. it feels like it's in the 30s,
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45 right now at the airport. 10 degrees colder than yesterday. dry at the shore. that's a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel, beach avenue will stay dry today. a breezy conditions at the shore, it's a 13 mile-an-hour wind. the stronger wind for philadelphia and everybody is feeling that chilly breeze this morning. it will blow a few clouds through during the day. that's not so likely today. radar is completely clear this morning. showers are not far away. you can see snow showers in northwestern pennsylvania. they should fizzle as they move part. that a different story. that's your saturday, snow and rain that will be coming into the area. good news is temperatures will stay above freezing. futurecast shows at 9:00, here comes from of the clouds blowing through. there's a chance of an isolated shower. you might see a brief bit of snow or rain. most of the area stays dry. the showers move out by 1:00. time for a parade in center city for villanova, 47 degrees. it will be a chilly parade.
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at least we'll see sunshine. sunshine will end the afternoon at 5:00, 51 degrees. but overnight tonight, watch what happens. the clouds move back in and here comes your chance of some wet weather for saturday. rain and some snow. that moves into the area during the morning hours. the key to saturday, though, is the temperatures. they'll be above freezing. snow may be falling along with rain. any accumulation is not very quickly. if you see it, it will be on the grass and less than half an inch. a look at the seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. >> 4:22 on this friday and jessica boyington is already watching some problems in south philly. jessica, fill us in. >> that's right. so the platt bridge is closed right now headed westbound or at least blocked off. westbound, blocked off right now due to an accident scene around penn rose avenue and 26th street. so you can see we do have that police activity right in here and some road flares out as
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well, blocking all traffic from moving past this scene. that's approaching westbound. you con see there's flashing lights right here. that's the beginning of the platt bridge right here. headed eastbound, it still is open. girard point bridge. south philly, an accident scene on columbus boulevard. that's closed around oregon avenue. >> changes on the rails for amtrak employees, ahead at 4:30, what the feds are ordering amtrak to do immediately in the wake of last weekend's deadly trainç derailment. and bridge over shark-infested waters. next, see how you can get close to dozens of sharks, starting today.
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4:26 on this friday. we're following breaking news out of south philadelphia. right now police are investigating a deadly crash that killed two people. you can see the wreckage there off in the distance behind that yellow tape. this is the scene along columbus boulevard at oregon avenue. nbc 10's deanna durante is on the scene here gathering new information. we'll check in with her in just a few moments at 4:30. today, a new exhibit debuts at theç adventure aquarium in camden and it is a walk on the wild side. take a look at how wild we're talking about. this is the aquarium's new shark bridge. nbc 10 got a sneak peek at just how close visitors will be if they dare to check out the sharks. >> this is a suspended rope bridge. they are right underneath of you. there is no glass covering the top of the exhibit. all the guests will be walking right around the sharks.
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you can see the sharks. we have about 30 sharks in this exhibit. >> tap the nbc 10 app or logon to for a link to the adventure aquarium's website and full information on its new shark bridge. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> chilly breeze blowing this morning. there's a live view from center city where the winds are 22 miles an hour. 45 degrees. feels like it's in the 30s this morning. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. good morning, jessie. >> good morning, bill. we're watching the platt bridge for an accident scene. you can see that police activity there around penn rose avenue and 26th street. heading westbound on the bridge, we're blocked due to an accident. your alternate is girard point bridge. more on this and the nova parade when i'm back at 4:30. today is the day. next, see who wants the ncaa to have more on their biggest win.
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nbc 10 breaking news. the breaking news we're following a deadly crash, right now police are investigating a one-car accident overnight in south philly. two people are dead. we're live on the scene with details and road closures. drone central command. montgomery county's sprawling naval air station is home base for unarmed, unmanned intelligence mission. philadelphia will honor the villanova wildcats with a victory parade through center city. what you need to know to get in on the action. it's a great day for a parade. it will be breezy and cool but as long as you have your jacket,


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