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are hurt after a crash. we are live on the scene. we'll have an update. plus, a bar parking lot is the scene of a double shooting. this morning, one man is dead and a stray bullet struck another person who was simply walking into the bar. and parade of champions. we'll tell you what you need to know about today's center city celebration for your villanova wildcats. here they are arriving at the stadium a few days ago. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm rosemary connors. what a week for the wildcats. >> it's been a great week. >> they'll remember it for the rest of their lives. probably one of the best weeks of their lives. >> never forget it. let's take a look outside. chilly and breezy conditions to wrap up the week. you can see the flag blowing in the wind atop the aramark building. some spots this weekend could potentially see snow. >> some people in northampton
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county are cleaning up after heavy wind gusts. some trees came down and there were in reports of injuries. in chester county, the storm uprooted a tree outside of octorara school in atglen. meteorologist bill henley has our forecast for the weekend. >> the wind strong enough to make it feel like it's in the 30s. the wind will stay with us through the day. as we go into the afternoon, that will hold our temperaturesç down. normally we'd warm into the low 60s. not today, though, partly sunny at 10:00 with winds out of the west at 16 miles an hour. at 1:00 in the afternoon, partly sunny, breezy and 50 degrees.
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it looks like decent parade weather for villanova. in center city, you'll feel the chill. there will be enough sunshine to warm us to 55 degrees. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood in ten minutes. 95 is doing well. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> 95 is doing well and we're also back doing great on the platt bridge. if you're just tuning in, we earlier were talking about an accident that actually was blocking the westbound traffic on the platt bridge. again, re-open. you can see cars moving westbound. right now, eastbound lanes are open all morning. other area bridges, we have updates as well. no scheduled openings for the burlington bristol. we have that for the tacony palmyra bridge scheduled at 5:20. we'll have updates and more update on the nova parade and the problems we'll entail -- that will come with that, of course, coming in the next ten minutes, vai. we are following breaking
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news in south philadelphia. two people are dead and two more are hurt after a crash. nbc 10's deanna durante is live at the scene. deanna, what do we know at this point? >> reporter: we can tell you that police sources are telling us they believe the 23-year-old driver of the vehicle did not have a valid driver's license. take a look. this is the scene on south columbus boulevard. about two hours ago, the crash apparently happened. police say they are looking at a high rate of speed here. we have obtained some surveillance video that shows the moments before and the seconds of that crash. take a look at that video. that was given to us by a witness who says the car came past him moving very quickly and at one point they stopped at a traffic light and the car sped in front of him. watch as you see that car. it touches the center median there and then goes across two to three lanes of traffic there and crashes into the side of this building on south columbus boulevard. the driver of the car pulls over and tries to assist the victims in the car. four people in the car, two
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women in the front seat, a man and a woman in the back seat. we're told the back seat passengers that were killed and the two women in the front seat of the car both being treated at different hospitals. >> the car went almost head on to it, hit the building and kind of flipped over and landed like that. i pulled over right away. >> and that individual there, tim from auburn, new jersey, tells us that he recorded that video and that the car had passed him multiple times. police do tell us they are looking at speed as a factor here. tim tells us that the car passed him, they caught up to each other at a traffic light and the car would speed past him as it stopped and was moving along columbus boulevard çthere. then you saw that crash. two women in the front seat, both in their 20s being treated at local hospitals. a man an a woman in the back seat killed. accident investigators on scene as well as licenses and inspections making sure that
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building is safe for peco employees showing up for work this morning. philadelphia police tell us they have someone in custody following a deadly double shooting in the city's wynnefield section. witnesses told police someone opened fire in a parking lot behind a bar on city avenue just before 11:00 last night. a 28-year-old man was hit in the shoulder. he died. a second victim was hit by a stray bullet while walking into the bar. he's listed in stable condition. 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 five blocks, starts at 1:00 at 20th and market streets. from there, the parade will march through center city and end up at dilworth park in sfrofront of city hall. barricades are in place along the parade route right now. the parade will end up at
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dilworth park. that's where head coach jay wright and some of the villanova players are expected to speak at a rally. >> watch the victory parade for the national champion villanova wildcats right here on nbc 10. we'll also be live streaming it on and on the nbc 10 app. our coverage starts at 1:00 this afternoon. and now to news about the financial crisis in atlantic city. the city very well may run out of money and today municipal workers will be getting their last paycheck until next month. on wednesday, the city council voted to convert workers from a two-week pay period to four weeks to help keep city government running. labor unions gave their okay. a 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 the proposal. >> i'm not gung to permit the taxpayers of the state of new jersey to be taken for a ride by atlantic city.
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>> the new rescue bill would allow atlantic city's eight casinos to make payments in lieu of taxes. state lawmakers could vote on the measure as early as monday. this morning, sources tell nbc 10 that a changing of the guard is in the works at the philadelphia fire department. according to multiple reports, mayor jim kenney will name adam thiel to replace garrett sawyer. thiel is currently the deputy secretary of virginia's homeland security and veteran affairs department. before that job he served as fire chief in alexandria, virginia. the current commissioner, derrick sawyer was appointed by former mayor michael nutter in june 2014. he was reportedly one of three candidates mayor kenney was considering to run the department. city leaders say nearly all of the boilers inside philadelphia schools are safe. mayor kenney called for a thorough inspection process after a boiler at edmonds elementary school exploded back
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in january. the report completed by a third party outside the school district found that 98% of the boilers past inspection. january's explosion left the school mechanic with second and third degree burns. the superintendent says this inspection process has allowed the district to re-assure staff, families and students about the safety of the boilers. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. eight minutes after 5:00. it's a chilly start this morning. the chilly wind that's blowing will be with us for most of the day. it is going to be dry. we can't say that about the weekend. it's going to turn colder. i'm tracking some rain and snow showers for saturday. right now, though, just a few scattered clouds in reading, 39 degrees. 40s for philadelphia and cape may. we'll warm up a bill today but not too normal which is in the low 60s. we're headed for the 50s this afternoon. a dry, breezy view of boathouse row from center city. radar shows we are completely clear right now.
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look at the snow showers off to the north and west. those will fizzle as they come into the area. but we will see clouds. you might see a sprumpgle or a flurry at times. 8:00 this morning, though, dry with clouds moving through and then there goes the spotty shower. it's in southern lancaster county moving into chester county at 9:00 this morning. we could see spotty rain showers at noontime in new jersey but then those will be moving out. center city should stay dry as we see the parade in center city dry but breezy and chilly. the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood is calling for a bit of a warmup. 50 in fleetwood and pennsburg, 45 for camel back. low 50s with the wind blowing in new hope, abington and morristown. sunshine an a few clouds for smyrna, millville, up to 44 degrees, middle 50s for philadelphia and malvern. wilmington heads to 57 degrees this afternoon. colder this weekend, though. got the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten.
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all right, bill, just about 5:10. cooler this morning than i'm used to. >> you just came back from a warm climate. >> i know. >> i can understand that. >> it's okay. i like it. speaking of driving, coming into work, let's check in with jessica to see what's happening on the area bridges. >> a busy morning so far. we're in the process of a scheduled bridge opening on the tacony palmyra. that's actually scheduled for 5:20. so in about the next ten minutes or so we'll start to see some delays there. no scheduled openings right now on the burlington bristol. z. now here's the good part. we are going to deal with the villanova parade later on in the afternoon. it begins at 1:00 p.m. in center city on 20th and market street. it heads east and ends at dilworth park. watch for a lot of closures in the area on market street between 15th and 23rd. and on 15th street between jfk boulevard and chestnut street.
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the market street cross-traffic will be resuming on a rolling basis. as the parade moves on through, the traffic and the roads are going to open back up. between 16th and 22nd street, that will be closed and open back up as the parade moves through. you have to watch for no parking signs. there will be no parking on your parade route or your car will be towed out of the way. 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., these no-parking signs will be out there around market and 15th street. pay attention to that. >> thanks, jessica. 11 minutes after 5:00 on this friday. 45 degrees outside the nbc 10 studios. this weekend, a local university marks a tragic anniversary a decade after one of its students was killed by her boyfriend. >> here's some of the things that have taken place and maybe they'll think about their own relationships. >> how kristen's crusade is spreading a potentially life-saving message for young people caught up in dating
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violence. whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. no, wait, wait, wait. >> plus, former president bill clinton clashes with protesters during a rally in philadelphia. hear how he responded, coming up.
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5:15. this weekend marks the tragic anniversary for st. joseph's university. ten years ago, kristen mitchell was killed by her boyfriend. >> the campus community at st. joe's will team up with
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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 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 says 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.
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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 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. here are some of the red flags of dating violence. people in violent relationships are often isolated from friends and family and may become quiet and withdrawn. they often make excuses for their boyfriend or girlfriend, can obsessively check their phones for e-mail or messages. for more information about kristen's crusade and the event happening this weekend, go to or tap on the nbc 10 app.
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now to decision 2016. republican presidential front-runner donald trump is laying out a new strategy as he prepares for the possibility of a contested convention. trump's campaign says they're adding new top staffers following trump's weak showing in wisconsin primary. the primary is coming up on april 19th. he's cancelling a trip to california and skipping colorado. ted cruz and john kasich are looking to peel away delegates from trump in his own backyard. >> and i am so encouraged by the grass roots support we are receiving from new yorkers. >> we're going to pick up delegates here and we're going to pick up delegates in pennsylvania and all over the northeast. >> both kasich and cruz courted jewish voters yesterday. kasich visited a deli in the bronx and cruz stopped by a kosher bakery in brooklyn. in the democratic race for president, former president bill clinton was in philadelphia
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yesterday campaigning for his wife in east mount airy. protesters from the black lives matter movement showed up holding signs, prompting clinton to defend 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 deaths of people by gun violence. who do you think those lives were? that matters. >> the former president urged the crowd to stick with his wife, hillary clinton, for the white house, because, quote, she'll never leave you. a jersey shoretown condemned its own firehouse and ordered it to be demolished by the middle of next month. ocean city officials condemned the 29th street firehouse, calling it an unsafe structure. hurricane sandy badly damaged the building in 2012. since then it's only housed vehicles. a neighboring trailer has served as home base for the professional firefighters. they've complained repeatedly
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about the living conditions in the trailer, including an infestation of rats and mold. the firefighters union believes temporary move into this trailer represents a concern. >> one way or another, we will always have a fire truck in the center of our town to protect the community. >> the city is now trying to get fema to provide additional funding forç a new firehouse. we're told construction should take about 9 to 12 months if there are no unforeseen delays. just about 5:20. let's stay in south jersey and check in to see how things are going on 295. >> jessica boyington is watching the cameras and the maps. what are you seeing, jess? >> we're watching 295 and starting off on a good note. new jersey is okay right now. 295 around route 70, you can see either direction, no problems. we're at a 13-minute drive time headed southbound from 38 to the black horse pike. speeds into the 60s as well. we have also seen a few
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accidents already today. one still active scene out there in south philadelphia on columbus boulevard, closed at oregon avenue. take front street to get by for now. there will be an accident investigation under way. we're also watching for or are in the process of a bridge opening for the tacony palmyra, scheduled at 5:20. right now, also mass transit changes for later on today or all day long for the villanova parade. septa will add extra trains for the market/frankford line as well as two other lines. septa buss are going to be detoured starting at 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. this is a whole list of the buses. check with septa's website for more details. of course we'll have more details as well on the closures in the area and the parking situation when i come back in the next ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes after 5:00. you do not need your umbrella today. it is chilly.
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you'll need to bundle up. the wind has been blowing not so much here at the nbc 10 studios. we are getting winds at 22 miles an hour at philadelphia international. just settle down a little bit. 18 miles an hour and 44 degrees. we'll see sunshine, a few clouds will be blowing through the area. boathouse row will stay dry today. isolated shower is a possibility blowing in on these winds. it's an 18 mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia. and it is going to be up to near 20 miles an hour at times this afternoon. there's the radar, clearer for now. snow showers north and west. these are the clouds that will be blowing in. we'll get sunshine today and nothing more than a flurry or a sprinkle is possible during the day. isolated shower may be here today. but tomorrow, that will be moving in. snow and rain and those snow showers and rain showers happen first thing in the morning. during the morning today, few clouds and an isolated shower is possible. then it fizzles. the clouds move through south
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jersey and at 1:00 in the afternoon we'll see sunshine and it will be breezy. it will feel like it's in the 40s. overnight tonight, clear skies to start with but clouds move in overnight. here comes the chance of snow and rain for tomorrow morning. 7:00, that's rain in delaware and south jersey with lightç sw but the temperature is the key. it's above freezing in lancaster as it moves in. in fact, the entire area will be above freezing. this will prevent accumulation other than grassy surfaces which may see light accumulation during the day on saturday. snow tens into the afternoon along with rain. it will be a wintry mix. by 4:00 in the afternoon, starting to dry out north and west. we clear out, ahead through saturday evening. then the cold arrives after the precipitation ends. of course it will feel cold during the day. it will feel chilly today, too, partly sun in, breezy, 50s this afternoon, just enough wind to make it feel a bill colder today. tomorrow, yep, here comes the rain and snow.
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the snow north and west, the rain to the south, 34 warming just to 41 in the afternoon. that will be out of here on send, 51 the high temperature after a colder morning. a warmup on monday, though there is a chance of showers, a high of 62 degrees. rain is likely on tuesday. then sunshine returns for wednesday and thursday. >> all right, bill, thank you. 23 minutes past 5:00 a.m. the u.s. postal service is doing something it hasn't done in 97 years. next, we'll explain what it mean for the price of postage. plus, a scare at the salon after a deer crashes through a window at this business. we'll show you how this scene played out.
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5:26 right now. temperatures in the 40s. this weekend, the postal service is dropping the price of stamps for the first time in nearly a century. susan lee is here with the details in this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, susan. fill us in. >> yes, good morning, rosemary. that's right. it will soon be less expensive to mail that letter. the price of a stamp is going down this weekend. a temporary rate increase granted to the u.s. postal service back in 2014 expires on sunday. a regular stamp will cost you 47 cents. that's down from 49 cents. international letters go down 5 cents to $1.15 and a post card will be a penny cheaper at 34 cents. meantime, on wall street, let's take a look at the broader stock
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markets. looking to end the week on a positive note. futures are point higher. the markets did suffer their worst day since the end of february on thursday. financial stocks being the big underperformers. look out for data on wholesale trade which tracks the total value of merchant sales and inventories. the recap, the dow falls triple digits down 174 points. trading at 17,541. the nasdaq down 72 points to 4,848. >> thank you, susan. i'm deanna durante live in south philadelphia. take a look here. accident scene investigators still on the scene of a fatal crash this morning that has parts of delaware avenue closed at this hour. we'll update you when we come back.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> that breaking news is in south philadelphia. a one-car crash on a busy road leaves two people dead and two more in the hospital. we're live on the scene with details of the investigation and the street closure. today, the villanova wildcats will take center stage for a center city celebration. what you need to know about the victory parade. you may want to have a jacket for that pa


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