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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today," a controversial abortion bill will be on the pennsylvania house floor today. hear why governor tom wolf says it could be the most restrictive in the country. welcome home, phillies. the boys are back in south philly today for their 2016 home opener and we have you cover all morning long on what's new and what's happening today at the ballpark. >> tracking rain, it should be clear by first pitch but we are expecting showers across our area. during the morning commute, grab the umbrella. it's 5:30. good monday morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in meteorologist bill henley. bill, i know it's going to be rain. all i heard was clear on first pitch. >> if you do a vai sikahema run, you might be able to avoid the rain drops because they're light and scattered, light showers in philadelphia into the trenton area. steadier now in chester county. those are going to be clearing out for this afternoon's game.
the temperature, that's going to be warming up. we're already warmer than it was over the weekend. no sign of anything but rain this morning. 40 degrees in doylestown, wilmington 44, 46 in millville and low 40s for roxborough, south philadelphia and northeast philadelphia. we will see sunshine break through this afternoon, late in the afternoon with gusty winds, too. plan on morning showers, 7:00 and 10:00. in spite of the showers, the temperatures will be climbing. the real warmup comes this afternoon. once the winds kick in, winds south/southwesterly at 1:00. they'll be gusty through the game this afternoon. a look at the forecast and your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. let's see how the roads are faring with the light rain. jessica boyington has traffic. >> we did see a few problems earlier this morning. we'll keep our eyes out to see if there are any more problems that are weather related. right now we have a disabled vehicle on 95 out in southwest
philadelphia around bartrum avenue. right off of the off ramp, creating a possibly dangerous situation. cars have to go around it. no hazard lights on it either. here's the schuylkill expressway right through the conshohocken curve, no problems. 10 minutes, light headed westbound from the vine street expressway to the blue route and speeds into the 60s right now. here's route 70 over in cherry hill, new jersey right around kings highway. definitely looking like the rain has hit there just a little bit. no big backups or problems right now. watch the on and off ramps at intersections like this one. vai? >> 5:32. the boys are back. today the phillies come home to citizens bank park for their 2016 home opener. south philadelphia will be packed with fans for the game and the festivities. nbc 10's deanna durante is live for us inside the ballpark this morning. i also understand there will be a ferris wheel, something for
everybody. deanna, tell usç more about today. >> today there's a lot going on outside there's a block party, there's a ferris wheel, a sound stage on citizens bank way. there's going to be giveaways in the stadium today. take a look. this is the one of the things you can leave here today if you have tickets. throughout the whole season they have events like game face night, get it? my game face. take a look. you can get things if you have a theme ticket throughout the season. this is the first time we're told that the mvps have actually had emoji. every thursday home game is an emoji night. you can get one of these t-shirts if you have a special ticket, hat, soda/beer koozies. now in may when the phillies take on the braves, there's yoga night. there will be yoga done on the field before the game. there's a whole stretch of
different things you'll be getting throughout the season. as you mentioned, today is the big day. it is opening day. and who better to talk about how special opening day is than hall of famer and the greatest third baseman ever to play the game, mike schmidt. >> fans need to go to the ballpark, watch baseball and watch young kids play hard, watch young kids learning, sort of learning on the job. we are no different than say the kansas city royals four or five years ago when you didn't know anybody in the lineup that day. who are those guys? i don't know a player on that roster. now they're world champions. that whole development period, four, five years, let's hope it doesn't take that long. that's where we are right now, where the royals were four or five years ago. >> reporter: so it sounds like it's going to be an interesting day, even from one of our legendary players, taking a look back on season, seasons past and
where we are as this season begins. a little bit of rain here, the boys of summer taking the field around 3:00. it does feel like a brisk fall morning rather than spring.ç hopefully the weather will clear up and it will be a beautiful game day for the phillies home opener. reporting live from the dugout, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. tracy, which of those items were you interested in? >> the yoga mat. that's awesome! >> you have to find out that game in may. or nbc 10 has you covered throughout the morning and well after the final pitch, we have a pregame special at 2:00, followed by first pitch at 3:00 right here on nbc 10. 5:45 and 46 degrees outside. today the pennsylvania statehouse will vote on a proposed bill that could change abortion regulations in the state. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in our digital operations center. governor tom wolf is already speaking out against this. tell us more. >> he certainly is. good morning, tracy.
we're also hearing from local lawmakers as well as planned parenthood. they are saying house bill 1948 is one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the united states. the bill would ban abortions past 20 weeks. supporters of the bill say it updates current abortion laws which are quarter century old and that this new law is going to reflect some of the advancements of science and medical technology. montgomery county state representative pamela de-liscio says everyone should be concerned with the rate of speed at which it is moved through. the actual language, she says, was only made public on friday. today it's up for a final third vote. the bill has almost 100 co-sponsors and it doesn't include any provisions for rape, incest or fetal abnormalities. >> the fact that we are looking to punish people for a decision that they need to make or feel they need to make is something i
won't do today. i'll be a no vote. >> planned parenthood is calling the ban dangerous and extreme. it goes to the house floor later this morning. reporting live in the digital operations center,ç pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. today philadelphia city council will look at the state of the public schools. council committees on children, yooj 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 expected to learn a new data and analysis on those issues. and we have new information on this deadly crash in lehigh county. the district attorney says wed road conditions on saturday likely played a role in an accident that killed a 3-year-old little girl. a car and pickup truck collided in hanover township. the toddler was strapped in a car seat that was ejected from one of the vehicles upon impact.
and 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 and investigators say they are connected. the suspects first struck around 1:30 yesterday morning as robbers pistol whipped a worker at the store on frankford avenue in holmesburg. they took cash and cigarettes. about 30 minutes later, suspects pistol whipped an employee inside the store at bridge and thompson streets in bridesburg. police are looking for two men believed to be in their 20s. we learned that st st. agnes-sacred hart will close its doors in june. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:38. 46 degrees. we're holding at 46 degrees. you see the breeze that's
blowing in the city. ben franklin parkway is going to see gustier winds this afternoon. we have seen rain this morning. 46 degrees and cloudy at philadelphia international. there's more rain moving in from the west. a line of some light showers moving through chester county into northern new castle county and delaware county. those rain showers move through philadelphia, very light rain falling in camden and gloucesteç counties in new jersey and there is more rain to the west. we'll see that this morning. watch what happens this afternoon. the hour by hour forecast shows a light rainfall at 8:00 and it will only be light rainfall this morning. into the late morning and early afternoon hours, we could see some of the rain. that's 1:00, 2:00. look what happens. 3:00 this afternoon, the rain is off to the north and west. we are dry in philadelphia. looks like it will stay dry right on through the ball game this afternoon. pretty nice weather for the phillies to take the field. it will be warmer, too. 50s for allentown and
quakertown. actually closer to 60 degrees. reading into the lower 60s. gusty winds during the afternoon will help warm norristown, mount holly and trenton into the 60s. rain and wind at the shore. 61 degrees for cape may. vineland and dover warm into the 60s today. and sunshine will break through later this afternoon after we get the showers out of the way this morning. middle 60s for wilmington, swedesboro and philadelphia. there's warmer weather on the seven-day forecast. got that when i'm back in ten. 20 minutes before 6:00. time to get another look at traffic for those commuting to work or school. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. she's got you covered this morning. jessica? >> we're watching 422 in berks county right now. in doug alsoville for an accident scene arnold sweed road. also still watching this disabled vehicle in 95 in
southwest philadelphia right around bartrum avenue. it is headed southbound and it's around this off ramp. penndot crews are there and police activity on the scene, trying to get this situation under control. at least without that vehicle having its hazards on the entire time it's been there so far, we have flashing lights in the area, making it a safer place for cars to travel through. you can see no big backups by the scene right now. we'll keep you updated on the clearing of this scene. 46 degrees in philadelphia c in the suburbs at 5:41, present a disaster and make money. we'll tell you about a new proposal that could reward you tens of thousands of dollars all by checking your social media feeds. plus, stupid and worthless. republican presidential front-runner donald trump is slamming a major newspaper after it published a satire piece on its front cover. hear how "the boston globe" is now responding.
a briefing. they want the ep aa to step up its effort in protecting people from potentially harmful water. the navy has said it will conduct tests at hundred of sites around the county. this morning, the man accused of killing a former nfl player will smith during a road rage incident is being held on a $1 million bond. police charge car dedale hayes h second degree murder. after the two men exchanged words pulled out a gun and shot smith to death. officers say he shot smith's wife, she survived and is expected to be okay. an attorney for hayes says his client was not the aggressive and is not guilty.ç >> one of the parties besides mr. hayes may have had a firearm. >> he played nine seasons for the saints. he leaves behind a wife and three kids. now to decision 2016.
a new poll finds americans trust democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton more than republican leader donald trump. to handle a wide range of issues, including immigration, health care and nominating supreme court justices. even when the ap-gfk survey said this, the respondents leaned toward hillary clinton. richards is the president of planned parenthood. she plans to be at a breakfast in center city before making stops in central pennsylvania. bernie sanders continues to pound away at clinton at his campaign stops in new york. the primary there is just a week from tomorrow. sanders held a rally on coney island. the vermont senator took aim at clinton on issues from iraq to fracing. polls show him trailing clinton in new york. he said his administration overdid it. >> former president ben carson
admitted that his white house went too far with the 1994 crime bill. clinton commented on the issue while stumping for his wife in new york city yesterday. he told a baptist church congregation that 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 that of his wife's. >> 5:47 and 46 degrees outside. this morning, both belgium and france say this is not the time to relax despite the recent arrests of suspected terrorists. the so-calledç man in the hat wanted in the brussels bombing was arrested on friday. they have learned from him that the terrorists had planned to
attack france again. but were rushed into bombing brussels after the rest of 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. one senator hopes that cash reward will motivate people to report possible terror threats that 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 prevents a terror attack. he says the public should say something, if they see something on their news feed. >> in fact, it's fair to say that the 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 doesn't cover tips generated through social media. 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. during their cam pans, donald trump and ted cruz have said they don't consider water boarding to be torture. the technique was used on suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks. president obama banned that practice in 2009. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> coming up on ten minutes before 6:00. the temperatures have come down into the 40s. we are above freezing. rain falling on citizens bank park this morning is only rain. there's no rain/snow mix. though we are seeing rain in the area, it's cloudy at philadelphia international. 46 degrees with a little bit of a breeze out of the south at 11 miles an hour. it's been a little bit rainy this morning in center city. it's only been light rain so far. gusty winds, that's what we feel during the day. it's a southerly wind.
that will start q warming process and have us in the 60s this afternoon. and this afternoon, we'll be done with this. the rain that is moving back into delaware county, new castle county, wilmington and headed towards philadelphia is going to be on and off this morning. but it's only going to be light rain and then it takes a break, just in time for the ball game today. tomorrow, there's another round of rain that's going to be moving in. and, well, we're going to see mild temperatures today but it will keep things cooler tomorrow. here's the futurecast bringing the rain right back in tomorrow morning by 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. morning rain this morning, only light, windy this afternoon as we dry out and the wind boosting temperatures into the 60s today. decent weather for the first day of baseball in philadelphia. tomorrow the rain returns late day tapering off. the phillies may get the evening game in tomorrow. it will be a windy one, too. 58 degrees the high temperature, after a morning low of 56. not much of a warmup on tuesday. colder, wednesday and thursday
mornings. look at that sunshine and into the low 60s. warming trend continues into the weekend. 64 degrees on friday. 66 saturday, 72 sunday afternoon. >> wow, look at that. thanks, bill. nine minutes before 6:00. let's check your ride to work on 95. >> off in the distance i can make out those unmistakable blue and red flashing lights. >> we have an update for you here. we did have a disabled vehicle on 95 around bartrum avenue. it is still there but just a few moments ago it was over where the road splits continuing on to 95 or getting off of the off ramp. they moved it to a safer spot, over into the right-hand shoulder. now it's just becoming a problem for those heading off of the ramp right now. should be going a little bit slower anyway. you can see it is a slow go by that scene right now. at least it's off the main part of the highway. headed southbound on 95 around bartrum avenue. we'll keep you updated with that of course as well.
in berks county, an accident scene in douglassville.ç the blue route, no problems here this morning. seven minutes headed northbound. southbound is where we look at right now, from the schuylkill to 95, average speeds into the 60s with a 14-minute trip. mass transit, no problems or delays. everything is running on time or close to schedule. the regional rail for septa running on a new schedule that started yesterday. check before you go. vai? >> 46 degrees in philadelphia in the suburbs. eight minutes before 6:00. next on "nbc 10 news today," a change at the helm. another front office shake-up for the 76ers. we'll tell you who's now taking charge of the team.
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a check on your first alert traffic. we're watching route 309 right now. looking great out there so far, right around the pa turnpike, no problems in either direction. but we do have construction out there. and a little problem on 95 that i'll update you on. i'll do that when i come back in the 6:00 hour.
the state department says secretary of state john kerry will not issue an apology when he visits hiroshima, japan today. secretary kerry is in japan to attend the annual meeting of g7 foreign ministers. discussions will center on extremism, maritime security and nuclear nonproliferation.ç in the republican race to the white house, donald trump is slamming "the boston globe" as, quote, stupid and worthless. he made those comments after the paper printed a 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 halled on a wall at the mexico border. the globe's editor called the fake front page an exercise in taking a man at his word. more changes in the 76ers
front office. >> they come days after general manager sam hinkie resigned yesterday, jerry colangelo stepped down as manager of basketball operations. bryan colangelo was named to take over the job. he was 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 said jerry colangelo will remain with the club as a special adviser. as for the sixers head coach, brett brown, bryan colangelo said brown deserves a chance to see things through. they finished the season with the league's worst record. neighbors in bensalem have a better idea of how their police department works today. police hosted an open house yesterday. adults and children 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 then there was one child who got to play a little tug of war with one of the department's canines. >> today is the day phillies baseball fans have been waiting for the phillies 2016 home opener. live at citizens bank park with all the new sights, eats and family fun to go along with
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nbc 10 news starts now. well, the fans are ready. stadium is çready. and the phillies are ready. here's a live look at citizens bank park. we're just nine hours away from the phillies home opener. >> an suv slams into this house and the driver didn't stick around. now the search is on for the person behind the wheel of that suv. and rain is moving across the delaware valley this morning. we are tracking