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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. let's get right to meteorologist
bill henley with his first alert forecast and talk about those showers this morning. bill? >> you'll need an umbrella this morning. the rain is coming down. light rain from south jersey to delaware and pennsylvania. any frozen precipitation stays to the north. we won't get the rain/snow mix light rain. it's already tapering off for now in chester and delaware counties, into upper montgomery county. rain will be on and off this morning into early this afternoon. 45 degrees in philadelphia. it's 44 in dover and trenton is 41 degrees. we'll see a big warmup. by game time, we'll be dry. 46 degrees at 6:00. by 9:00, still light rain in the area, 48. look at those winds. those winds will stay with us into this afternoon. gusts topping 30 miles an hour and we'll get a break from the rain just in time for the first pitch. i'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. let's see how the rain is affecting roads. jessica boyington watching your first alert traffic. >> we are seeing rain accumulate
on the roadway but it only just looks like things might be slippery. definitely something you want to plan into your morning commute before you head out the door. for the most part, our majors are doing okay. right here we're looking at mt. laurel, new jersey on 295 around route 38. look at this drive time, no problems yet from this point at 38 headed towards the black horse pike. if you get to philadelphia that way, you'll be just fine with a 13-minute drive time. construction on the betsy ross bridge eastbound ramp to richmond street. that will be there until may and it will be closed until that time. here's the pa turnpike, we're in the green, westbound, eastbound from route 1 to valley forge. construction projects also clearing out of the way there as well. 4:32. today is the day baseball fans have spent all winter dreaming about, the day the phillies officially return home to citizens bank park. for the fans heading to this afternoon's home opener, the kids will have a few new things
to enjoy. nbc 10's deanna durante is live inside citizens bank park with more. deanna? >> if you are watching the game or need to take a break, take the kids to some of the fan experience areas throughout the stadium. take a look. we got a sneak peek on friday afternoon. you can see that there's trivia, all kinds of games for the kids to play, they can even run the bases if they wantç to. we got an inside peek from some of the people at citizens bank who were able to tell us that they know most of the trivia but take a look what happens when one question comes up. >> when you go up, you answer questions and no matter how many times you play, you get a prize card that's stamped and you redeem those stamps for prizes, water bottles, baseball bats, things like that. totally free. rain or shine we're here. >> do you know all the answers to this? >> i don't. >> if i were to ask you what was -- don't look -- mike schmidt's nickname?
>> um -- i don't know what mike schmidt's nickname was. >> it was just up there. >> i missed it. >> anybody back at the station know mike schmidt's nickname? everybody has know this. out on the field now, you can see the tarp is covering the bases, the rain has stopped at least for now. you saw at 4:00 there was light rain here. hopefully that's it. bill says we'll see some throughout the day. the stadium is ready. it's starting to wake up here, we're starting to hear voices of employees. hopefully in the next hour we'll see a little bit more and you'll hear from mike schmidt, coming up later on an "nbc 10 news today." that's the latest from inside the ballpark. back to you, tracy. >> schmidty. all right, deanna, thanks. catch our pregame special at 2:00, followed by first pitch at 3:00, right here on nbc 10. happening today, local lawmakers will call on the environmental protection agency to do more to protect people
from contaminated water. testing has found certain chemicals in water wells near horsham air guard base, the former willow grove naval air station. congressman brendan boyle and pat meen will hold a briefing. the lawmakers believe chemicals from firefighting foam may have contaminated water near the navy base. the navy has said it will conduct tests at hundreds of sites across the county.ç today, philadelphia city council will look at the state of public schools. council committees on children, youth and education will hold hearings later this morning. the hearings follow months of testimony and community meetings focused on gaps in school staffing and services. we're expecting to learn new data and analysis on those issues. in bucks county, we've learned that st. agnus sacred heart school in hilltown will close its doors in june.
officials said declining enrollment and rising education costs are the reason. students at st. agnus will have the option to attend other catholic schools nearby. police this morning are still searching for suspects in a pair of robberies at two philadelphia 7-elevens. the crimes happened within a half hour of each other. investigators say they are connected. the suspects first struck around 1:30 yesterday morning as robbers pistol whipped a wokker at a store in holmesburg. they took cash and cigarettes. about a half hour later, they pistol whipped an employee at another store. 4:36. it started as a fender bernd d andeand escalated to a shooing death. and taking aim at a potential trump presidency, this satirical article was printed by "the boston globe" and the man
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 4:39. the temperature is a little on the chilly side. wind is blowing. we're in the 40s right now and light rain is falling in philadelphia. still a good view, good visibility looking across the delaware this morning. 43 degrees. look at the wind. it's light right now. barely moving at 3 miles an hour northeast philadelphia. that changes as the day goes on. gusty winds will kick in this afternoon. by then, we'll be getting a break from this, the steady light rain that's moving through this morning in philadelphia. starting to break up in new
jersey and some of the northern and western suburbs. the steadier rain, the steadiest rain in the region right now is falling on trenton, just moving through mercer county in new jersey. hour by hour forecast shows there's more rain that will be moving through during the 7:00 hour into the late morning and early afternoon hours. this is 9:00 this morning. light rain for reading and allentown and we're not going to see anything other than light rain this morning other than breaks with just cloudy skies. 11:00, the rain is still coming down. phillies fans hold on. look at this, 1:00 in the afternoon, the rain starts to taper off. game time, 3:05, no problem. the rain is off to the north and west. there is a slight chance of afternoon shower but actually that's looking less likely. that sunshine breaking through for delaware and south jersey. improving conditions today. the temperatures not bad at all. 48 degrees in the pocono mountains, 60 for reading and 58 in quakertown. rain this morning, nice afternoon warmup with gusty winds for norristown, trenton
and mt. holly. it will be in the 60s today. you'll feel the wind blowing the rain this morning, late this morning for vineland and dover. the rain takes a break this afternoon with temperatures reaching into the middle 60s for philadelphia, swedesboro and wilmington. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. >> bill, thanks for that. 4:41. let's check your ride to work. let's start on the schuylkill expressway. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. what are you seeing, jessica? >> we're moving along just fine on the schuylkill. we'll check in with drive times as well. we look at the cameras around the conshohocken curve. no problems in either direction, east or westbound. we have drive times from the vine street expressway to the blue route of 12 minutes. speeds into the 60s. here's route 202. ten minutes at the most, if you're headed northbound or southbound to the schuylkill expressway. and speeds, of course, into the 603ç as well. for mass transit, d.a.r.t.,
patco, septa running on time or close to schedule. a heads up that septa's regional rails are operating on a new schedule that started yesterday. so check with septa's website for more details on that. it might affect you this morning. more updates when i'm back in the next ten minutes. new information about the candidates at the top of the race for the white house. it's all a matter of trust. see whether americans trust hillary clinton or donald trump and why. check out this headline. it's an attempt at satire. as you'll hear, donald trump is not laughing.
. who's ready for some baseball? here's a live look inside citizens bank park from the phillies dugout. light rain falling right now. tarp is covering the field. showers are expected to be gone by first pitch. that's this afternoon. be sure to watch the game right here on nbc 10. it's 4:45 right now. now to decision 2016.
a new poll shows hillary clinton living up to donald trump's key campaign pledge more than trump himself. the associated press/gfk poll trusts clinton to make america great again with a better handle on issues. the poll showed 20% of those surveyed believed clinton represents views they care about. trump polled lower at 15%. women's health advocate will be in philadelphia today for campaign for hillary clinton. she's the president of planned parenthood. she plans to attend a breakfast in center city before making stops in central pennsylvania. and democrat bernie sanders continues to pointed away at clinton at campaign stops in new york. the primary there is a week from tomorrow. sanders held a rally on coney island in brooklyn yesterday. the vermont senator took aim at clinton on issues from iraq to fracing. polls show him trailing clinton in new york. former president bill
clinton is admitting that his administration went too far with the 1994 crime bill. clinton commented on the issue for stumping for his wife in new york city yesterday. he told a baptist churchç congregation the law put away too many nonviolent offenders for long sentences. hillary clinton drew a protest from black lives matter in february for comments she made on juvenile crime 20 years ago. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. wait, wait. >> you may recall this exchange between the former president and protesters in philadelphia last week. the demonstrators with the philly coalition for real justice voiced their anger over the crime law. clinton defended his record and of that his wife. in the republican race for the white house, donald trump is slamming "the boston globe" as, quote, stupid and worthless. he made those comments after the paper printed on the satirical front page with articles about a potential trump presidency.
the headline dated one year from now reads deportations to begin. another article mentioned work being halted on the wall at the mexico border. the globe's editors called the fake front page an exercise in taking a man at his word. this morning, the man accused of killing a former nfl player following a road rage incident is being held on $1 million bond. as we learn more about the deadly turn of events that all started with a fender bender. vai sikahema is following the developments and joins us live from the digital operations center. >> police s-- smith played nine seasons with the saints. fans are paying respects near the scene of the shooting and cardale hayes says he's now facing murder charges in the
case. police say hayes rear-ended smith's car. according to investigators, the two men exchanged words and then hayes pulled a gun and shot smith to death. officers say he also shot she survived and is expected to be okay. an attorney for hayes says his >> one life is over and another life is ruined. >> a possible twist in the case, cardale hayes sued the city of new orleans after police shot and killed his father in 2005. officers say will smith met with the officer named in the lawsuit just hours before the shooting. police spokesperson said they are investigating but do not have any information that links the shooting and the meeting. i'm live in the digital operations center, vai sikahema, nbc 10 news. tracy, i'll join you in the studio. >> you'll join us in the studio at 5:00. thanks, vai. fire broke out in an ohio
apartment building after a man allegedly shot a s.w.a.t. officer. authorities say the suspect barricaded himself inside when police tried to serve him a warrant for a felony arson. the suspect allegedly opened fire on a s.w.a.t. team, wounding a veteran officer. after the shooting, the fire broke out. the suspect later surrendered. the s.w.a.t. officer remains in critical condition. this morning, both belgium and france say this is not the time to relax despite a recent arrest of suspected terrorists. the so-called man in the hat wanted in the brussels bombing was arrested on friday. prosecutors say they have learned from him that the terrorists had planned to attack france again. but were rushed into bombing brussels after the arrests of the paris bomber, salah abdeslam. officials say the police can't be sure there aren't more killers on the loose with more targets in mind. the director of the cia tells nbc in an exclusive
interview that his agency will not use harsh interrogation tactics. john brennan said even if a future president orders it, he will not use what some call torture techniques to get information from anyone. dirg the during their campaign, donald trump and ted cruz said they don't consider waterboarding to be torture. president obamaç banned the practice in 2009. the international space station is restocked this morning, thanks to a spacex cargo ship. it arrived yesterday carrying 7,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and hardware. that includes the first inflatable room for astronauts. it was spacex's first delivery for nasa in a year. a launch accident last june, you'll remember, put shipments on hold. english golfer danny willett is waking up with a new green jacket this morning after winning the masters. last year's champ, jordan spieth
was leading until he ran into trouble on the 12th hole and it only got worse from there. he hit two balls into the water, another into a bunker. willett took advantage and shot par or better on every hole in the final round to finish 5 under and win the tournament. nine minutes before 5:00 right now. a problem on the vine street expressway, first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. what's that about? >> it looks like it could have been caused from slippery roads. can't be completely certain but it looks like what has happened here, this vehicle was coming from the schuylkill expressway around this curve right here, approaching the vine. this is headed to the vine eastbound. now you can see they have road flares out with one lane getting through. traffic slows down going by the scene. you can see we have a vehicle over to the side into the side median there. we have that right-hand lane and shoulder blocked off with one lane getting through, headed eastbound towards 95.
looks like a slippier curve right there. that's something that you want to take into account before you head out the door. some of these things may be slippery for you. heading out the door otherwise on the white horse pike, we are doing okay, right around the collingswood circle in pennsauken, new jersey. just did have police activity moving through the intersection here. now we are okay. it seems like, roads a little bit damp as well. more updates for you on this scene and the vine street expressway when i'm back in the next ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.ç >> eight minutes before 5:00. it is a rainy start this morning. light rain is falling in the city. view from the comcast center, 45 right now in the city above freezing. it's only rain with this system. the winds have just gotten stronger at philadelphia international out of the south/southwest at 13 miles an hour. by the time the phillies take the field, the rain will take a break. but the winds will get stronger.
we could see winds gusting more than 30 miles an hour during the day. and those are southerly winds. that's a nice warmup for us. but it may be a challenge at the ball field. look at this, 27 mile-an-hour wind gusts at 3:00 this afternoon. those gusty winds continue into the early evening hours, 34 miles an hour in northeast philadelphia and dover. it will be a windy one. we're starting off with wet, light rain, very light rain falling in philadelphia, into new jersey. and the showers they'll be on and off this morning. they taper off just in time for the phillies to take the field. they return tonight. look at the wet weather to the west, moving through the midwest. that's due in late tonight and tomorrow. the 10:00, 11:00 futurecast shows those showers, the line of them off to the west. overnight we'll get rainfall at 7:00 in the morning. we could see heavier downpours tomorrow. some changes ahead. and it looks okay for the phillies. taking the field this afternoon at 3:05. the morning rain will taper off
this afternoon. gusty winds and readings in the 60s today. then the rain returns tonight, late tonight and tomorrow, 57 degrees, the high temperature. not much warmer than the morning temperature. sunshine is back on wednesday. look at the warmup after a chilly morning wednesday and thursday, we're in the low 60s. and it's looking good as we're heading into the weekend. 60s for friday and saturday. 72 with plenty of sunshine sun. >> that's sweet. thanks, bill. six minutes from 5:00. bensalem police need your help in catching a hit and run driver. this is the damage he left behind after plowing his suv right into a house. next in a live report, hear from the man who was in the house when the vehicle came barrelling more changes for the 76ers. next, meet the new head of the front office and hear what he plans to do to get the basketball team back on a winning track. competitors he last 10 years r have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us
good morning, everyone. a quick check on your first alert traffic. we're watching the vine street expressway right now. you can see we have some police activity on the scene headed eastbound on the vine, right after you get off the schuylkill expressway. towards 95. we do have a vehicle that actually came around the corner, i guess a slippery spot there and hit into the cement guardrail over to the side, before we get off to that off ramp right there. slippier spots right there. more on this scene when i come back in the 5:00 hour. members of the nbc 10 news team are often making public appearances. one of our vehicles was invited to attend an event. the nbc 10 jeep wrangler on display this weekend. the event was also a fund-raiser for the michael strange foundation that supports the families of fallen soldiers.
this morning, we want to tell you more about more changes in the 76ers front office just days after general manager sam hinkie resigned. yesterday, jerry colangelo stepped down as chairman of basketball operations. the sixers named his son, bryan to take over the job. bryan is a two-time nba executive of the year, most recently with the toronto raptors. he said he doesn't have issues with what hinkie was trying to build. >> the organization is poised to take a major leap forward because of what's transpired over this last few years of what i'm going to call a measured rebuilding process. >> 76ers owner josh harris and jerry colangelo will remain with the club as a special adviser. as for sixers head coach brett brown, bryan colangelo said brown deserves a chance to see things through. the 76ers will finish the season with the league's worst record. ç thousands of runners are
recovering from two big events this weekend, chuildren's hospital of philadelphia hosted the run. >> it's a disease where you are constantly needing to change medicines and you are always getting sick for some reason or another. >> the hospital cares for about 1,400 children with that disease every year. well, a classroom is on wheels and it's bringing science education to schools. >> yes, it's called the biobus. take a look. the '70s era transit bus has been transformed into an educational science lab. every day, the bio bus travels to a different school, bringing microscopes and scientists to students who wouldn't normally get exposed to them. >> if you let students actually experience what it's like to be a real scientist, that's what
will get them excited about going into careers in science. >> and thanks to donors, it costs the schools very little. they do take donations. what a great concept. >> that's very cool. >> very nice. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," hit and run. an suv crashes right into this house and police are still looking for the person responsible. >> and back at the bank, the phillies are back in town today for their home opener. we'll take you inside citizens bank park this morning for a look at what's new this year. an a live look right now outside at citizens bank park. we are tracking rain today but it should be clearing up in time for the ball game. that's good news for everyone headed to the ball game. >> yes. >> good morning and welcome to "nbcne