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problem. >> we'll be back next week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." nbc 10 news starts now. hit and run investigation. bensalem police are looking for the driver who plowed his suv into a house and then ran from the scene. there's no place like home. today, the phillies will welcome tens of thousands of fans in citizens bank park. we'll have an inside look of what's new there this season. and we're tracking the threat of afternoon showers ahead of baseball. here's a look at citizens bank park. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast and talk about that rain moving in. bill? >> look at it behind me, the rain is falling, it is just light rain in our area this morning. temperatures are above freezing to the north.
that's where you'll find frozen precipitation. 45 degrees in philadelphia. 48 in cape may. even above freezing in the pocono mountains. we have rain but it is only going to be rain. this morning, we'll see the rain coming down, 46 degrees. showers in the area at 9:00, 48 but by lunch time, the rain takes a break. we'll see cloudyç skies at noontime. there should be breaks of sunshine this afternoon. the other thing we'll have to deal with and the players, too, winds that will be picking up this afternoon. 55 degrees at lunch time with the wind out of the south/southwest at near 20 miles an hour. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'll back in 20 minutes. jessica boyington is watching the first alert traffic. >> we're starting to see rain falling on our majors, of course. no big problems right now on the vine street expressway. you can actually see right here, these are over top of our cameras where you can see the schuylkill expressway and the vine street expressway meet together. we have no ongoing construction
right now on the vine. last week we began the week with the vine street expressway closed between broad street and schuylkill. right now we are open. if you take the vine street expressway, you'll be good to go there. we have in problems on the schuylkill expressway. i also checked in with the area brnls. no scheduled openings for the tacony palmyra or the burlington bristol. no big backups from the philadelphia area towards jersey. today, baseball fans can officially say welcome home phillies. the 2016 home opener is this afternoon. there's a lot to look forward to at citizens bank park. deanna durante is at the field right now. the tarp is on the field because of the showers bill nengsed.
>> the tarp is on. nbc 10 the only people here on the field right now. the tarp covering that opening day logo, just a piece of it sticking out there as we have light rain falling. new score boards have been installed here so fans from all around the stadium can see the score. we can tell you that not only is there more to choose from inside to eat and drink, there will be plenty for fans to do today, especially opening çday. there's the big block party at citizens bank way there. we saw a ferris wheel and sound stage already outside. by the time we leave this afternoon, there will be tons of people out there, tons of amusements and games. take a look at video we shot. if you're getting ready for breakfast, this will begin to wake up your appetite. we have got an inside peek at some of the new food you can get at the ballpark, not just today but all season long, new burgers, new dogs, new things to drink, all coming to you
courtesy of gourmet chefs, all available for you here at the ballpark. >> one of the things here with the phillies and eraramark is tt we partnered andy zimmer. he's developed four or five sandwiches for mlb. i'm excited to be partnering with him. >> korean double fried pork belly? >> yes. >> it's fried bacon. >> at the end of the day, what's more than that? fried bacon, healthy pineapple, go to go. >> wash it down with orange juice or your favorite beverage. there will even be wine featured here at the ballpark this season. the clubhouse store opens at 8:00 this morning. if you want to get your hands on phillies gear, start lining up at 8:00 a.m. light rain falling on the field
here. the tarp covering the bases, getting everything ready for opening day. the game begins at 3:00. of course you can see it right here on nbc 10 as well as preview specials. we'll have information coming up all morning long, including, tracy, trivia coming your way in the next half hour. that's the latest from the ballpark, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> i look forward to that. thanks. as deanna mentioned, if you can't make it to the park, turn on nbc 10. we have you covered. catch our pregame special at 2:00 followed by first pitch here atç nbc 10. 4:05 and 46 degrees outside. we're hearing from a man who was inside his bucks county home when an suv crashed right through it. matt delucia is live in bensalem. matt, police are still looking for the driver, right? >> that is right, tracy. the home is boarded up on monroe avenue. the police tape is still surrounding the property. the neighborhood still rattled after what happened here.
right now, they just want the driver caught. take a look at the inside of this house. these are photographs. bensalem police tells us around 5:30 yesterday morning, a car was coming up knight's road, hit something on the edge of the road, goes airborne and crashed into the shed and continued on into the front of this house. barrett davis was sleeping upstairs when the car crashed right through that house. >> i couldn't think. i couldn't think or nothing. i froze, like it was a dream. >> to have enough force to go through a home, you can imagine the speed and how dangerous that situation was for the homeowner and the driver. >> the homeowner says he wasn't lucky, rather he's blessed to have escaped injury from something like that. a woman who lives here was taken to the hospital because of the stress of everything. she's expected to be okay. the driver took off running after the crash. police are still look for him at this hour. live in bensalem, matt delucia,
nbc 10 news. the pennsylvania house is expected to vote on new abortion restrictions. the republican-sponsored bill would ban elected abortions after 20 weeks. the current law is 24 weeks. tom wolf urged lawmakers not to approve what would be the strictest abortion measure in the country. the bill needs house and senate passage before it would go to the governor's death. a northampton county man is facing charges after police find hidden weapons during a traffic stop near the holland tunnel. marlin murphy of easton was pulled off at a toll plaza on saturday night. they stopped him to check this large blue barrel in the back of the truck forç hazardous materials. officers found a .12 gauge shotgun and 175 rounds of ammuniti ammunition. he's been charged with unlawful weapons possession. we have new information on
this deadly crash in lehigh county. wet roads likely played a role in the accident that killed a 3-year-old girl. a car and pickup truck collided. the 3-year-old was strapped in a car seat that was ejected from one of the vehicles on impact. omembers of the air nationa guard are back home with their families. this was the scene at the new castle air guard base yesterday. the trups have been in iraq, afghanistan and southwest asia. while it was a welcome ceremony, 14 others deployed for missions overseas. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 4:08. we're tracking showers. light rain showers in the area this morning.
they'll be tapering off this afternoon for the phillies game. gusty winds will be kicking in. these winds will top 20 miles an hour. tonight, rain returns and that will carry us into tuesday. right now, we may need an umbrella if you're heading out the door, reading and philadelphia. light rain for both locations. 43 in reading, 45 in philadelphia and cape may is 46 with cloudy skies. the rain has not reached the shore just yet. there are the rain clouds right over the city. this is a view from right here at the nbc 10 studios. the wind is light. the rain will take a break and that's when the wind will kick into action. the radar shows quite a bit of widespread light rainfall falling in philadelphia. not so much at the shore. there are some spots that are getting a break from the rain right now. and it's a little steadier in montgomery county and pushing into bucks county at this hour. hour by hour forecast shows rain showers at 7:00 this çmorning. they will still be with us. you may still need your umbrella into the late morning and early
afternoon hours, spotty showers at 11:00 an at noon and 1:00, and then we get a break, just in time for the 3:00 start time for the phillies. there is one more line of showers, very light showers that could swing through during the 4:00 hour and then we'll be dry for the rest of the afternoon. so the forecast is calling for showers this morning. and then windy this afternoon, near 60 degrees for allentown and quakertown. 60 for reading. sunshine may break through at times this afternoon. rain this morning for doylestown, trenton and mt. holly. at the shore, gusty winds will keep atlantic city cool. 62 in cape may. dover, 68 degrees this afternoon. the morning showers taper off early this afternoon. we'll get the ball game in. 65 for philadelphia and wilmington, west chester, 63 degrees. then more rain on the way tonight. i got a look at the extended forecast with the futurecast when i'm back in ten. tracy? >> see you then.
thanks for that. 4:10 right now. let's check the roads. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> we're starting off on a good note, the vine street expressway is open for business. all vehicular traffic allowed to travel through, starting last week on monday. for three days we had that ongoing construction closing it in between broad street and this point at the schuylkill expressway. headed westbound, no problems getting to the schuylkill, even with some of the wet roads and eastbound towards 95. no ongoing construction there. the schuylkill expressway is moving nicely either direction. i also did check in with some of the area bridge as well. no problems or scheduled openings right now on the tacony palmyra, burlington bristol. here's 95 around girard avenue. headed southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, a 13-minute trip. speeds into the 60s even with the rain coming down. we are watching that ongoing construction around girard avenue. that off ramp is closed from the
northbound side of 95.ç tracy? >> happening today, dozens of bikers will be on the move in delaware. they are pedalling with a purpose greater than exercise. next, hear why they are biking all the way from connecticut to washington. see something, say something, make something. hear about a new push to reward people who use social media to pass along tips that could prevent a terror attack.
now. these 26 bike riders represent the 26 victims of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. today they are pedaling into the university of delaware as part of their ride on washington. that ride runs from newtown, connecticut to washington, d.c. today they plan to meet with delaware governor jack markell to discuss gun control laws. team 26 is pushing for universal background checks and a ban on guns on college campuses. the riders have already traveled through new york, new jersey and pennsylvania, hit those spring showers over the weekend. >> i don't think any of us would have been on a bike for ten minutes, not to mention eight hours but for the importance and the significance of what we're doing. it's something that we need to fix. >> yesterday team 26 met with philadelphia mayor jim kenney and the families of gun violence victims. the riders are expected to get to washington tomorrow. today in georgia, jury selection begins in the trial of a father accused of purposely leaving his infant son inside a hot car to die.
authorities say ross harris left the baby strapped in his suv while he was at work in 2014. selecting a jury is expected to take up to two weeks. legal experts believe that widespread media coverage will make it tough for the lawyers to find jurors who have not heard of the case. >> they are going to beç taske with finding a jury who can dedicate their entire life to this case. what i think you can find in cobb county is someone who hasn't made up their mind, because they realize they haven't heard all of the evidence. >> the trial is expected to last more than two months. now to decision 2016, president obama is defending hillary clinton's run for the white house and her record, including the use of a private e-mail server. the president made his first ever appearance on fox's sunday morning show, saying that neither he nor his administration would politically influence investigations of clinton's e-mails. he also said he agreed with clinton that she showed carelessness in handling some
classified e-mails while secretary of state but her actions never put the country in danger. >> i continue to believe that she has not jeopardized america's national security. hillary clinton was an outstanding secretary of state. she would never intentionally put america in any kind of jeopardy. >> the fbi is looking at whether sensitive information that flowed through clinton's e-mail server was msishandled. republicans ted cruz and donald trump resume their campaigns today. cruz will be in california, trump will be in albany, new york. over the weekend, both candidates battled for delegates being choseen in states that already held their contests. it's a new phase of the gop nomination race. the new man heading up trump's convention and delegate operations explained it on nbc's "meet the press." >> trump was doing very well on a mod that'll made sense but now that the campaign has gotten to the end stages, a more traditional campaign has to take place. trump recognized that and is
reaching out, not just with me but others as well. >> and ripped from the headlines, this headline, "deportations to begin." ahead in our next half hour, donald trump takes aim at "the boston globe" for a satirical article on the trump presidency. make sure you have the free nbc 10 app for smartphones and tablets. we have an entire section dedicated to decision 2016. you cairn read up onç all the candidates plus get an updated delegate count. one senator hopes cash reward will motivate more people to report possible terror threats they see on social media. new york senator chuck schumer says he's introducing a bill that would require a $25,000 reward for information generated through social media that would prevent a terror attack. >> it's fair to say social media
has become isis's weapon of choice to recruit, plan and attempt to execute terror attacks in the united states. >> schumer says current law does not cover tips generated through social media. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 19 minutes after 4:00. light rain is falling at citizens bank park this morning. this afternoon we'll get a dry patch that should last for most of the game. 45 degrees right now in philadelphia. that's 12 degrees warmer than yesterday. we are only seeing rain falling, no rain/snow mix in the area and not expected. the clouds will be thinning out this afternoon but you'll need your umbrella this morning. make it a sturdy one. later this morning, the winds will be picking up. it's a 13 mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia. stronger at wildwood at 15 miles an hour. look at the futurecast gusts, 2 mile-an-hour winds at game time, coming out of the south. that will warm us up during the day today.
the gusty winds continue into the early evening hours. wind this afternoon, rain this morning. that is light rain falling from philadelphia. for most of the area there are a few dry patches but you'll likely see rain this morning before we get a break this afternoon. tomorrow, this is going to be moving in. and the first of it could be here late tonight. futurecast shows those showers developing by 10:00 tonight. moving into western pennsylvania, a few showers overnight tonight and at 6:00 tomorrow morning, steadier rainfall and possibly heavier downpours to start with tomorrow. for today, for the phillies homç opener, drying out just in the nick of time. a few showers at 9:00, 48 degrees and the winds will be picking up during the morning and gusty winds this afternoon but dry for most of the game. seven-day forecast in the next half hour. tracy? >> all right, bill, thanks. 4:20. let's check your ride to work. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching all of her cameras.
jessica? >> we're out in berlin, new jersey on route 73, right around taunton avenue. no problems in either direction, north or southbound. not a lot of cars on the road right there. we'll move over to the roosevelt boulevard, around 17th street. we zoomed in just a little bit. some of the roads looking like they're getting hit with water there. not a lot of traffic in the area. if you're headed southbound towards the schuylkill expressway, no problem there. passyunk avenue, in philadelphia between 61st street and 28th street. that roadway is reduced to two lanes and should be there and active this morning. 40,000 runners have their bibs for the blue cross broad street run on may 1st. but nbc 10 is giving away two bibs for the race. you can enter the nbc 10 sweepstakes by going to nbc10.com, click on the contest
tab, deadline to enter is april 17th. race day just 26 days away. nbc 10 and telemundo 62 will broadcast the entire race, start to finish. neighbors in bensalem have a better idea how their police department works. police hosted an open house yesterday. adults and kids got a chance to tour the station and get a look at the technology and equipment officers use. that included a look at the s.w.a.t. truck. and this kid even got a little tug of war with one of the department's canines. that's pretty cute. 4:22. there are water worries for people living in parts of upper montgomery county. experts say the water in horsham tested positive for a cancer-causing chemical. ahead in our next half hour, hearç what lawmakers plan to d about that later today. and you have exactly one week to file your taxes. next, hear why experts say now is also a great time to educate your kids about the yearly financial ritual.
good morning cape may, 4:25. here's a look at beach avenue where it's dry. showers are moving into parts of our area. we'll talk to meteorologist bill henley about that. normal april 15th deadline was changed because this friday is the emancipation day holiday in washington. most americans have already filed their returns, though. >> 86% of the people surveyed in our recent poll have handled their taxes before march 31st. >> a third of those surveyed used an online tax prep program
while a fourth did it themselves. this is a great time to teach your children about taxes. there are two new free videos that you can use to make it easy. the website izzit.org produced a video for kids. we have a link to that website on nbc10.com. when it comes to your kids, it's never too early to check their credit card. children can fall victim to identity theft. they're often targeted because it can often go unnoticed by parents for years. there's no sign of a problem until the child is rejected for a student loan or credit card. experts say more parents need to monitor their child's credit to fix any issues early. well, the price of gas has jumped 8 cents a gallon over the past three weeks. the average price is 2.10 right now. experts say the increase is seas canal as the weather is expected to get warmer and more people will be hitting the roads. and here in our area, here's
what you're paying in philadelphia. the average for a gallon is 2:21. drivers in south jersey, 1.86 and the average is delaware is 1.93. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> rain is falling, the infield is covered. that's citizens bank park. that doesn't look like a good start to an opening day but we have some changes ahead that should make phillies fans smile. 45 degrees at 4:27. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we're watching the lehigh valley right now. this is 78 right around lehigh street. no problems in either direction. we'll touch construction spots towards the philadelphia area when i come back around 4:30. >> and more change at the helm of the 76ers. next, meet the man tasked with turning the struggling basketball team around. his last name should sound familiar.
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nbc 10 news starts now. worried about the water. horsham, montgomery county residents want answers about potentially cancerous chemicals in their drinking water. today, lawmakers are targeting the epa. welcome home phillies. the 2016 home opener is just hours away. if you plan to visit citizens bank park, there are new sights, eats and family fun along with the game. light showers in the area right now as we take a look at citizens bank park. in the 40s. headed to game time, temperatures in the mid-60s. 4:30 right now. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson