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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 parade. we're looking at a cool and
breezy day ahead. the sun is expected to peek out a little bit later on. we're keeping an eye onç our weekend weather. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in meteorologist bill henley who has the first alert forecast. bill, grab your coat. leave the umbrella today? >> yes. it will be dry but we will get a cold one. we're starring off chilly with clear skies. about an hour away from sunrise right now. at this hour, the temperatures are still falling. a live view from center city. the temperature, 44 degrees in philadelphia. there are colder spots, coatesville is at 39 degrees, 39 degrees in toms river and right at 40 at south philadelphia, 5th and wharton. northeast philadelphia at 44 degrees. factor in the wind, though, we have readings in the 30s. it feels like it's 36 in the city and most of the area is feeling that cold wind this morning. we'll get sunshine. bright sunshine at 7:00. 47 degrees at 10:00 and just in time for the parade in center city, 50 degrees and still climbing at 1:00 this afternoon.
your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. let's see how the roads are moving on a friday morning. jessica boyington with first alert traffic. jessie? >> we're watching 422 right now. good things out here right now. at least around trooper road. these are the eastbound lanes right there. that's what's headed towards the schuylkill expressway. that's what jams up in the morning. our drive time is eight minutes eastbound from the 29 to the schuylkill with speeds into the 60s. we're watching the area bridges for scheduled openings. we're in the process of one on the tacony palmyra that was scheduled for 5:20. of course bridge is up right now. no problems on the burlington bristol or the burlington. columbus boulevard is closed around oregon avenue. your best bet, take front street or jump on 95 if you want to look for a highway. we stay with the breaking news in south philly that jessica just mentioned along columbus boulevard. nbc 10's deanna durante is on the scene of that one-car crash that left two people dead.
deanna, what can you tell us? >> we can tell you two people are still in the hospital at this hour. take a look behind me. investigators taking a better look at the car there that has come to rest in front of a peco boulevard near oregon and columbus boulevard. this all happened around 2:30 this morning. the car came flying past them, witnesses tell us, as they were heading south on columbus boulevard. take a look at video one witness snapped from his dashcam. the car comes across the lanes of traffic and hits the building. ple police tell us they are investigating this as a crash where speed was a factor. two passengers in the back seat, a man and woman, were killed. police are working on positively identified those people. at least one of the victims did not have identification that police could readily see. the two people in front of the
car are being at two different hospitals in philadelphia at this hour. >> she skid, hit a bump, went up on the center median and shot across the hit the building. she had to be going 80, 90 because i was doing 60. >> it appears, from witnesses, that speed contributed to this accident. the witness said that the vehicle was clearly going, he believed, at a high rate of speed when it lost control, struck the median strip, flipped over, then struck the building. >> now, again, you can see damage to the corner of this building here. we're told no one was inside at the time of the crash but licenses and inspections has been on scene making sure the building is safe for people when they report here to work. there was surveillance video from inside the building that police would like to obtain. the 23-year-old female driver of this car right now it is believed that woman did not have a valid driver's license.
she is being treated at a center city hospital at this hour. reporting live in south philadelphia, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> deanna, thank you. 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. the parade starts at 1:00 this afternoon at 20th and market streets. from there it will go through center city and end at dilworth park in front of city hall. yesterday, nbc 10 found crews putting the finishing touches on preparations for the victory celebration. barricades are in place along the parade route. again, the parade will end at dilworth park. that's where head coach jay wright and the villanova players are expected to speak at a rally. you can watch the victory parade for the national champion villanova wildcats right here on nbc 10. we'll live stream it on nbc10.com and the nbc 10 app. coverage starts at 1:00 this afternoon. 5:35 on this friday. the woman accused of kidnapping a newborn from the king of prussia mall is out on bail this morning. the district attorney tells us
sharia moore has mosted the $500,000 cash bail. she had been held in the montgomery county prison. moore is scheduled for a preliminary hearing a week from today. investigators say that amore is the woman seen in this surveillance video carrying this 7-week-old boy out of the mall last thursday. the baby's mother said amore befriend her at a jewelry store in the mall and followed the family to the food court before stealing the baby right from his shoulder. in chester county, police are looking for a second person in a pair of sexual assaults on a college campus. the reported attacks happened on back-to-back days in west chester. april 2nd another woman reported being sexually assaulted in her residence hall. the university says her attacker is not a çstudent. health officials are
concerned that the warmer earth could bring an invasion of the zika virus to our region this summer. montgomery county health officials warn that it is possible the mosquito-borne virus could come to the philadelphia area. right now there are no mosquito-borne cases in the u.s. pennsylvania does have a dozen confirmed cases of people who are affected. they contracted the virus while traveling out of the country. one kind mosquito that could carry the virus is in the u.s. the centers for disease control says the range of that insect could potentially extend into parts of pennsylvania, including philadelphia and all of new jersey and delaware. amtrak workers are now taking part in safety reviews. that's in response to a federal order following sunday's deadly train crash in delaware county. the federal railroad administration told amtrak to go over safety protocols. part of the fra directive
obtained by nbc 10 reminds amtrak that it must notify workers if there are changes to the job and that tracks should not re-open until workers leave the area. >> there are operating rules in effect. which would certainly have prevented this accident had all of the rules been followed. >> he agrees with the need to review safety rules and says amtrak is working to implement a new compliance program. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a chilly breeze is blowing this morning. look at the flag in center city. the wind has been up to 22 miles an hour in philadelphia. that's making 40s feel like they're in the 30s. we're running 12 degrees colder than yesterday. you'll need the big coat, the thick coat this morning. feels like 30 right now in reading. 32 degrees in quakertown. actually nobody looks warm this morning. feels like 37 degrees in
wrightstown and at the shore, now 38 degrees. that's a little colder than when we went on the air at 4:00 this morning. wilmington, 36, the wind chill and that breeze will be with us through the day. but with clear skies, we will see some sunshine. north and west, a different story. see some clouds producing a few scattered light snow showers in the pocono mountains as these try to move east. they will be disappearing, dissipating. we'll still see some of the clouds. the temperatures will be climbing. upper 30s for mount pocono, 50 for allentown, 52 for reading. low 50s. the breeze will be blowing to make it feel chillier for doylestown, mount holly and norristown. at the shore, cape may, a high of 53 this afternoon. sunshine and clouds for vineland and dover. that steady breeze out of the west for west chester, brex dre hill and çphiladelphia. there are 60s on the seven-day forecast after we see some snow over the weekend.
i've got the extended forecast when i come back in ten minutes. just after we see some snow. that's all. 5:39 on this friday. we know folks are starting to get up, get ready for work and school. >> jessica is looking at route 73 near the tacony palmyra. >> yes. because we just had a scheduled opening. we're on the way back down right now. scheduled for 5:20 this morning. we're at 20 minutes past that point. no backup right now. the toll plaza up in this direction. no backups on route 73 because of that. take the betsy ross if you want. you'll be fine either way. not going to be fine on the burlington bristol. we'll have a scheduled opening there around 6:05. we want to know the details for the villanova parade. it begins at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon on 20th and market, heading eastbound, ending at dilworth park. watch for closures in the area, market between 15th and 23rd and 15th street between jfk boulevard and chestnut street. there will be a lot of rolling closures as well. they will re-open on a rolling
basis. as the parade moves on through, those roads are going to open back up. market street cross-traffic will watch between 16th street and 22nd street. i will have more updates for parking and mass transit for the villanova parade when i come back in the next ten. vai? >> jessica, thank you. 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m. 45 degrees in philadelphia. next, going to court for your candidate. a new jersey man could get jail time for how he is showing his support for donald trump. plus, making mafia history. we'll tell you what has happened today that could make a former mob boss's home a philadelphia landmark. for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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today spacex is scheduled to launch another cargo ship. the rocket is expected to lift off from cape canaveral just before 5:00 this afternoon. it will be carrying a cargo capsule bound for the international space station. the capsule contains thousands of pounds of supplies, experiments and hardware. also today, there may be one last chance to get the house of a south philly mob boss recognized as a historical site. >> the city's historical commission meets today. we have learned among the items on the agenda is the nomination of mob boss angelo bruno's row
home. he was killed in front of this home in 1980. his daughter and criminologist who wrote a book about bruno brought their request about the home to the commission before. they say the panel did not advance the nomination. now to decision 201. voters got the opportunity to learn more about the democratic candidates for pennsylvania attorney general following their debate last night. right here on nbc 10. the contenders are northampton county district attorney john morganelli. montgomery county commissioner josh shapiro and allegheny county district attorney stephen zappala jr. the candidates looking to succeed kathleen kane discussed a wide range of issues at our studio in bala cynwyd last night.ç tracy davidson moderated the debate seen all across pennsylvania. all three democrats said they will restore confidence in the office they seek as kane is facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information and lying about
it. >> first, every single employee in the ag's office will be required to follow a code of conduct. >> i'm going to get rid of these people at the top and we're going to bring in new, young prosecutors from all around pennsylvania. >> integrity is demonstrated by your, as. i'll do what i've done for 18 years as district attorney for allegheny county. i've already done it. >> the candidates agree among the top issues are protecting seniors from scams and children from abuse. the republican side of the ag race has montgomery county state senator john rafferty facing joe peters, a former scranton police officer and state prosecutor who once served as kathleen kane's official spokesperson. if you missed last night's debate, tap the nbc 10 app on logon to our website, nbc10.com to see and hear the discussion. a man in north jersey is facing a $2,000 fine and three months in jail. his alleged crime, well, flying donald trump campaign flags just
like that outside his home. the flags display the trump slogan, make america great again. police ticketed joe hornig for posting signage prior to 30 days before an election. >> if they decide to rip another one of my glorious trump flags, i will immediately put another one up. i'm not a football fan. i'm not a sports fan but i'm surely a donald trump fan. >> he defended his first amendment rights saying his flags are fan flags, not political signs. a photo of a beer pong game is creating quite a bit of controversy on social media ena group of new jersey students is apparently behind it. this pick was posted to snapchat. it shows a group of princeton high school students playing a game called jews versus nazis beer pong. according to the princeton
planet, several of the underage students have been identified. one is the son of a school district employee. the superintendent of the princeton public schools sent us a statement which reads in part, i am deeply upset that some of our students to chose to engage in a drinking game with clearly anti-semitic overtones. incidents such as this one forces us to take a hard look at our efforts in educating our children. take a look at this new video into nbc 10. a deer crashed through the front window of a nail salon in hartford, connecticut. we'll show this to you again. at the moment it happened it took a few seconds for the stunned stach and clients to actually grasp what happened. the deer struggled to get up before runningç through the salon. poor thing. eventually it did leave. no one was hurt. but here's what happened. this really turned the day at the nail salon into a real nail biter. i'm here all week! now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
>> i'll give you a nail biter. it's your weekend forecast. 12 minutes before 5:00, there's no issue for today with the parade. it's going to be nice. a little bit breezy and chilly but, hey, we can deal with that. they won after all. 44 degrees in philadelphia right now. we'll warm into the very low 50s at 1:00 this afternoon. in fact, you were getting closer to sunrise, you can see right at the top of the screen there, clear skies from the view from cape may. dry during the day today. and turning a bit warmer but that chill, you can feel it this morning. 39 degrees in reading. 41 in pottstown and 40s across delaware and south jersey. dry but you don't have to go far to find snow showers. we shouldn't see the snow showers. you might see a flurry or sprinkle as these blow into the area during the day today. clouds, probably that's the worst of it. tomorrow, this is what we have to deal with. that snow and rain. it's on the move. it will be here during the
morning hours and into the afternoon. futurecast shows this morning, an isolated shower possible. that's 9:00 this morning, moving through chester county and there it goes. 1:00 this afternoon, we'll see sunshine and then over the weekend, a chance of snow. delaware and south jersey, you'll see rain, grassy accumulation is possible from the coming system. less than an inch for philadelphia and northern delaware and the pen suburbs. farther north and west you might see a grassy accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. this will be a nuisance during the day on saturday. today, partly sunny, breezy, 50s this afternoon. winds out of the west to 20 miles an hour. come tomorrow, colder. yes, 34 in the morning. 41 in the afternoon. numbers stay above freezing. this is why in spite of snow, we're looking for very little to no accumulation on those hard surfaces. 41 in the afternoon, rain on saturday, sunshine returns sunday. the chance of some showers is back on monday with warmer
conditions. just rain showers possible on monday afternoon. a chillier rain on tuesday, then we finally clear out and warm up a bit for wednesday and thursday, up to 60 degrees. >> thank you, bill. nine minutes before 6:00. if you have to head out the door and go some place, this is guy time to do it. it's just before 6:00. >> jessica boyington is watching the traffic cameras and starts us off on the schuylkill expressway. >> time to go down. we're not seeing major delays on a lot of the major roadways like the schuylkill expressway. montgomery drive right here, no problems east or westbound. we have an eastbound drive time into center city of 13 minutes ine accident in south philly where columbus boulevard is closed at oregon avenue with a deadly accident there. take front street to get by. later on, if you're driving near city hall, the villanova parade will be in place starting at there will be diversions even
before that point. street northbound they'll put you off eastbound heading down chestnut street. if you're on market street headed westbound, they will take if you're on the vine street expressway, your best bet is to street exits. they will not be closed but there will be tons of extra volume because cars can't move once they get off. transit when i come back for the villanova parade in the next ten minutes. vai? >> next, the first pitch to remember, a philadelphia officer hurt in an ambush is getting ready to take the mound at citizens bank park. plus, masters meltdown. how veteran golfer managed to miss half a dozen putts from that distance. this change in attitude
entertainment and adventure. incredible dining and more. escape to margaritaville. paradise could be yours in an instant. keep on scratchin' a philadelphia police officer am bushd on the job will throw out the first pitch at a phillies home opener. >> that's right. officer jesse hartnett was shot three times in the left arm during an ambush attack in january. he's had several surgeries since
then and is still recovering. let's take a live look at citizens bank park where on monday hartnett will take the mound ahead of the phillies game. the home opener against the san diego padres. if you can't be at the bank for the home opener, catch the pregame special at 2:00, followed by first pitch at 3:00. all right here on nbc 10. >> from our lehigh valley bureau, you won't see fans like these today. in fact, you won't see any fans at all. bad weather in upstate new york to play here. you can attend next thursday. how about this story, a north carolina fan isn't taking the tar heel loss to villanova very well. >> you have some opinions. >> he wants the ncaa to do something about it. michael klein has filed this petition with the ncaa. he complains that the national
championship game was, in his words, poorly officiated and one-sided. he also says the officials decided the game, not players on the court. he wants the ncaa to investigate. so far, his online petition has just about 2,000 supporters. >> good luck with that. veteran golfer ernie els suffered a meltdown in the opening round of the masters. this happened on the very first hole at augusta yesterday. els missed a short putt for bogey andç needed six more put to put the ball in the cup. this happens to me all the time. he finished the hole with a 9, giving hope to us. >> that's my game. >> 5:57. we continue to follow breaking news of a deadly crash in south philadelphia this morning. >> the whole thing was caught on camera. for the last few hours it's caused road closures along a busy stretch in south philly.
nbc 10 news starts now. the city ofç brotherly lov is showing some love for villanova today. a victory parade will march right through the heart of center city and right now, parking restrictions are in place. details coming up in our team coverage. and breaking news, a deadly crash caught on camera. watch closely. sparks go flying. there it is. two people are dead. the road is still close. this could impact people heading to work in this area. a bit of a chilly start this morning as we take a live look at boathouse row. 45 degrees outside. definitely have that jacket with you. good news, no umbrella ss