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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 showers. we'll get your first alert
forecast hour by hour. 6:00 a.m., 46 degrees outside. good monday morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we saw that tarp pulled over the field which they will need but bill henley says should be a good day at the ballpark for a game, especially the home opener, right, bill? >> it will be just fine. rain this morning, we'll get it out of the way this morning. it's been light rain. that's all you're going to see, no snow or moderate or heavy showers, just occasional light rain. see the clouds over center city. the sun will be up within the half hour. but we won't see much sunshine until this afternoon. still some rain showers lining up from the west. see very light rain now moving to salem and gloucester counties. philadelphia seeing some of the light rainfall. it will be on and off this morning and then off this afternoon. good news for the phillies home opener. 46 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington now up to 42 degrees in trenton, already starting to decline because the wind is also going to be a big player today with rain showers this morning, 16 mile-an-hour winds, 48
degrees. the rain shuts down later this morning and this afternoon. that's when the temperatures and the wind speeds will be increasing. got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten. jessica boyington is watching the roads. >> we have seen a few things happen. all of them seem to be around the on or off ramps with that light rain falling, creating slippery spots there. we're still watching 95 around bartrum avenue out in southwest philadelphia on the southbound side of 95. you can see on the highway right in there, all traffic moving along nicely. we have moved a disabled vehicle over on to the ramp. it's over on to the right-hand shoulder. it's a slow go as the cars are getting off of the ramp. police officers on scene,ç penndot crews as well. trying to get that situation under control. for the most part, we're doing okay. in berks county in douglassville, an accident scene on 422 eastbound arnooun arnold
road. septa's region an rails are running with a new schedule that started yesterday. be sure to check before you go. >> we're counting down to the phillies home opener. we're looking live at citizens bank park. there it is. phillies will take on the san diego padres there later this afternoon. nbc 10's deanna durante is already live at the ballpark to give us an insider's view of what fans can expect to see today. hi, deanna. >> does morning, vai. a little bit of rain starting to fall on the ballpark field. it is covered. john brazier is here with me. let's focus on what is going to happen today. very big day for you all. >> opening day is huge, obviously. it starts at 12:00 really. we have the budweiser block party. we will have go-go gadget, a band and ferris wheel as well as
food sampling. even if you don't have a ticket, you can come down at 12:00 to do that. if you do have a ticket, you'll get one of those red hats. at 2:30, the players will be lining up coming down through tenth street. there will be a parade, there will be ared carpet, a joint flag, member ever the police and firemen will have the state flag. the boys choir will be singing "america the beautiful" and "god bless america." very traditional. delivering the first pitch, every year we have the navy leap frogs, coming out of the sky. >> we have video to show you of the rehearsal yesterday. >> they'll give the ball. we have two first pitches.ç matthew kallen and jesse hartne hartnett, the police officer who was ambushed in west philly.
it will be a heartwarming day. >> officer hartnett will throw out the first pitch right here on the field, not far from where we're standing. >> exactly right. >> i forgot the phillies win, too. >> you're guaranteeing phillies win and sunny skies. >> exactly right. >> okay. again, all of this can be seen right here on nbc 10. we do hear there are a few tickets still available if you're one of the lucky ones. if not, sit back, watch it here on nbc 10. >> deanna, if john is still there, grab him and ask him to give you his title. he has the best title in all of sports. >> we were talking about that earlier. few, you have an official title and unofficial title. vai says you have the best tight until sports. hit us with it. >> i'm director of fun and games as vai knows very well. >> no one else on earth has a title like that. >> it was going to be vice president of shenanigans. >> there's only so much space on that business card. thank you so much, as always,
for joining us. >> john clark at csn is the director of shenanigans. >> that would be true. >> awesome title right there. if you can't make it to the ballpark, turn on nbc 10. catch our pregame special at 2:00, followed by first pitch at 3:00. all right here on nbc 10. 6:06. 46 degrees on this monday morning. new this morning, philadelphia police believe a fight over a bike may have led to a shooting. they were called to castor avenue in kensington just before 9:00 last night. the 41-year-old victim was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. police say they found two guns on him. six witnesses are being questioned. 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 over at a toll plaza on saturday night. they stopped him to check his large blue barrel in the back of his truck for hazardous materials. he admitted there was a gun in the barrel. officers found h 12 gauge
shotgun and 175 rounds of ammunition. murphy had no documentation for the gun. he's been charged with unlawful weapons possession. a bucks county couple is left with a gaping hole in their house and it's all because a driver who lost control of an suv. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in bensalem with what happened after the crash. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, vai. police say absolutely speed was a factor here. this is the aftermath at this home on monroe avenue in bensalem. you see the house is boarded up and the yellow tape surrounds the property. this neighborhood is rattled after what happened. right now they want the driver caught. take a look at the inside of this house. these are a few photos taken by the homeowner. bensalem police tell us around 5:30 yesterday, a car was coming up knight's road, hit the side of the road and was sent
airborne, hit a shed and into this home. barrett jones has sleeping at the time when the car came crashing through his bay window. >> i couldn't think. i thought it was a dream. >> to have enough force to go through a home, you can just imagine what kind of speed that had to be and how dangerous that situation was for the homeowner and the driver. >> you can see some of the debris in front of the property right now. the homeowner says he wasn't lucky but he feels blessed to have escaped injury from something like that. the woman who lives here was taken to the hospital feeling chest pains because of the stress of everything. the driver did take off running. police believe speed was a factor. there's a 35 mile-an-hour speed limit up here on knight's road. obviously the guy was going faster than that to cause this kind of damage, police say. if you know anything about the driver of this crash, you're urged to call police right away. matt delucia, nbc 10 news.
130 members of the air national guard are back home with their families after serving overseas. ♪ç this was the scene at the new castle air national guard base yesterday. the troops have been in iraq, afghanistan and southwest asia. while it was welcome home for them, 14 others deployed for missions overseas and here at home. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a rainy start this morning and a chilly one, too. the temperatures right now are in the 40s. 46 degrees here at nbc 10. i'm tracking some rain showers in the area this morning. by this afternoon, they'll be tapering off and we'll deal with gusty winds. a lot easier to deal with at the ballpark than the rain. the wind will be staying with us tomorrow. 43 degrees. right now rain is falling in reading, philadelphia and cape may, well into the 40s. no sign of any really cold weather. it's only rain out of this one.
the clouds over center city. we will see sunshine this afternoon. it's rain this morning. very light rain that's been moving through the area. some steady light rain showers in southern chester county, moving towards west chester. they're streaming towards deptford and gloucester right now. that's temporary. still more showers during the day today. it will be on and off this morning. this afternoon, watch what happens. 1:00 this afternoon, we still have rain in the area. but then it moves out just in time for the ball game this afternoon. that's 3:00. we will be dry. and windy, too. 60 degrees in morgantown, pennsburg, morning showers in be bethleh bethlehem, then breaks of sunshine this afternoon. light rain and wind ott the shore, avalon 59 degrees. look at the upper 60s. 68 degrees in smyrna, milford and sunshine this afternoon, after morning rain and gusty winds will warm wilmington, philadelphia and woodstown all into the middle 60s today. looking good for opening day at
the ballpark today. clouds will be breaking slowly. 61 degrees, that's at 3:00 this afternoon, warming up by 6:00 this evening. winds will be here at 18 miles an hour. we have the seven-day forecast with the timing of the next round of rain when i'm back in ten.ç all right, thank you, bill. maybe turn on the wind shield wipers perhaps this morning sometime later today. let's check in with jessica boyington. >> she's looking at the schuylkill expressway. what are you seeing? >> the schuylkill expressway is doing great. right around montgomery drive. no backups right now. quiet monday morning at least for the most part. center city to the vine street expressway is a 13-minute trip. headed westbound or eastbound right now, no real problems in or out of center city. franconia, watch out for an accident scene in montgomery county. ledee road and cherry lane. berks county and douglassville, an accident, still active at 422
eastbound at old speed road. there's concern in montgomery county over water. >> tests have come back positive for a cancer-causing chemical. we'll hear what lawmakers plan to do to protect the people. decision 201. donald trump is retooling in hopes of refueling his presidential campaign. we'll tell you what he's doing to swing delegates his way in new york.
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and tablets. you can read up on the candidates and see an updated delegate count. 6:18 right now let. let's find out the traffic as it happens. >> jessica boyington has that covered for us. >> we're starting on 295 right now. this is over in west deptford, starting to come up a little bit. right around route 130, no problems in either direction. southbound from the 42 freeway headed down to the delaware memorial bridge, still no problems there. we have a 22-minute drive time. speeds up into the 60s. some good news for 95, right around bartrum avenue. we had a disabled vehicle with police activity on the scene. this is cleared out of the way. no backups now, still heading southbound on 95 approaching that off ramp. in berks county, we're watching delays and backups on 422 eastbound right arnold swede
road. if you're unaware, the phillies home opener starts today. we're going to expect some stadium traffic. that's at 3:05 in the afternoon versus the padres. we'll see a little bit of traffic around citizens bank park and the surrounding areas for tailgaters and extra drivers out on the roads heading in that direction later this afternoon. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 19 minutes after 6:00. we'll be tracking rain showers in the area, cloudy skies. the clouds will stay with us into the afternoon. the rain is going to be tapering off. it's pretty spotty right now, 46 degrees in philadelphia. that's 14 degrees warmer than yesterday. we've only seen rain out of the p (t&háhp &hc% though we are getting rain on citizens bank park on and off this morning, it will be sunshine breaking through this afternoon. but we'll also see pretty good winds coming out of the south to help with the warmup. a 15 mile-an-hour wind right now in wilmington. look at the gusts in the
afternoon and evening hours. 30 mile-an-hour gusts in the philadelphia area. a bit stronger, northeast philadelphia and dover. it's going to be a windy ball game. it's not going to be a damp one. the light scattered showers we have this morning, you can see steadier rain in new castle county, just passing newark on the way to wilmington. more rain to the west that will be here this morning. it quickly tapers off this afternoon. so should be dry for the first pitch. morning rain, windy this afternoon. that will warm us into the 60s today. chillier tomorrow and rain returns. wet and windy day tomorrow. late day breaks in those clouds, high of 58. then we get a multiday break from clouds. sunshine and nice in the afternoon. low 60s. wednesday and thursday and even warmer heading towards the weekend. saturday, 66 degrees, into the 70s sunday. >> all right. thank you, bill. meanwhile, temperatures in the mid-40s right now at 20 minutes past 6:00. abortion debate hits
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nearly 25 years after she testified at clarence thomas's supreme court hearings, anita hill is speaking out again. she sat down with the "today" show's savannah guthrie. >> well, i'm really at peace with my role in history. i don't think i have to become at peace with him being on the supreme court. i think what we have to do, though, is understand why my testimony and my experience, why that was so important to the integrity of the court. >> you can see the full interview with anita hill coming up this morning on "today," starting at 7:00 a.m. good morning, everyone. a quick check on your first alert traffic. we're watching the blue route right now, right around west chester pike. check in with the drive times there. of course, you can tell, you can at least imagine from looking at the roadways in our cameras, the drive times are still in the green. we're doing okay all across the board, a pretty easy monday so far. we'll have to watch for slippery
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plate against the parties. we're live at the ballpark with what you can expect to see at the home opener. >> don't worry about those rain drops you see. the wet weather will be out of here. >> that's good. >> a little homage. >> yes. >> it will be out of here by the time we throw the first pitch. we are tracking çrain. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> let's get to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast, talk about that rain. umbrellas needed at least for this morning, right, bill? >> it's very light rainfall. those are clouds over citizens bank park. the sun is up right now. you're not going to see sunshine until this afternoon. we'll get sunshine later on. by then, the rain will be out of here. right now, a rainy start, not so much in new jersey. most of new jersey is dry. though there are showers moving into northern burlington county and through philadelphia, another round of rain is moving into wilmington. that will be sweeping through
south philadelphia. more rain is in store but the infield is covered. no problem. 42 degrees right now in pottstown. no problem as far as the temperatures are concerned. everybody is above freezing, even in the pocono mountains. no slipping and sliding like we saw over the weekend. just rain showers this morning, 48 degrees. the rain tapers off, 52. near 60 degrees at 2:00. look at the winds increasing as the day goes on. we will see winds warm us up into the 60s for the ball game this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. let's see how the rain is affecting the roads. >> we don't know if this has been caused by rain but it definitely could be a slippier spot out there on 95. this is headed northbound right around 320. backed up right now on the northbound side towards the commodore barry bridge. you can see several vehicles involved. two vehicles over into the left-hand lane. people out and walking around as well with only one lane getting
by and the right hand shoulder. a few vehicles involved right here. the penndot crews are on the scene. a backup here, especially with the unfortunate timing of this accident. one lane getting by, one car at a time. millville, route 55 at route 49. not a car in sight. i'll have an update in the next ten. well, it's here. later today, the phillies will welcome tens ofç thousands of fans into citizens bank park for their home opener. >> nbc 10's deanna durante is inside the ballpark with a preview. good morning, deanna. >> good morning, guys. if you come to the game today you'll get one of these hats for free. the sun is rising here at citizen bank park. the game is at 3:00 this afternoon. there's a lot going on here right now. the store, the majestic fan shop is opening at 8:00, if you need to get your hats, jerseys,
blankets for the day to keep warm, although it should be a fairly warm day, the rain is letting up here. if you want to come out to a block party, that's free at noon. there will be a stage, as well as a ferris wheel. it's the start of the summer food season. take a look at video we shot of some of the food you'll be able to sample at the ballpark this season. from burgers to hot dogs to even a fried bacon sandwich. it is all here for you. >> it's one of of the things here with the phillies that we're extremely proud of, we've partnered with andrew zimmer. i'm sure everybody knows him for his crazy foods. we're running his korean double fried pork sandwich. we're excited to be partnering with him. >> korean double fried pork? >> korean double fried pork
belly. >> it's fried bacon. >> get healthy pineapple in there, you're good to go. >> they even have cider brazed hot dogs served on a soft pretzel bun with spicy mustard and they also have a turkey burger if you're looking on the health conscious side. of course, it's opening day, no one really wants that. giveaways for the fans here during opening week. on some of the kids fan nights, get this philly phanaticç viso. all season long, major give aiwas. may 21st, tracy, you can get that yoga mat where they will be doing yoga on the field. you can still get tickets. come on down to the first base window. there are a few tickets left. reporting live from inside the ballpark, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> i don't think you want to do
yoga in the middle of the field, you just want the mat. >> i didn't know. now i'm thinking about it. >> thank you, deanna. here's something else that makes today's phillies home opener very special. philadelphia police officer jesse hartnett will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. he was shot three times in the arm back in january. he had several surgeries is is still recovering. nbc 10 has you covered, if you can't make it to the ballpark today. catch our pregame special at 2:00, followed by the first pitch at 3:00 against the padres all right here on nbc 10. 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 worker at a store on frankford avenue in holmesburg.
about 30 minutes later, suspects pistol whipped a store employee as well. council committees on children, youth and education will hold hearings later this morning. the hearings follow months of testimony within community meetings focused on gaps in school staffing as well as services. we're expected to learn new data and analysis on those issues. 6:36 and 46 degrees outside. happening today, the pennsylvania house is expected to vote on new abortion restrictions. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in the digital operations center with what governor tom wolf is promising to do if the controversial bill passes.ç tell us more. >> tracy, no support from governor wolf on this one in in fact, he's urging lawmakers not to hold a vote and says he'll vote toe it if that measure passes. the bill was sponsored by republicans and has nearly 100
co-sponsors. they say it's an update to the state's old abortion law. currently the state bans elective abortions after 24 weeks. this new measure would ban abortions after 20 weeks. state representative says democratic committee members didn't even know the bill would be on the agenda until last thursday. that bill, she says, does not include provisions for rape or incest. >> the fact that we are looking to punish people for a decision they feel they need to make is something i won't do today. i'll be a no vote. >> the governor is calling the bill unconstitutional. if the house passes the bill today, the senate would still need to approve it before it gets to governor wolf, who, again, says he'll veto it. reporting live in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne. >> a leading advocate for
women's health will be in philadelphia today to campaign for democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. she plans to attend a breakfast from making stops in central pennsylvania. the primary in new york is a week from tomorrow. bernie sanders held a rally on connie island yesterday taking aim at clinton on issues from iraq to fracing. polls show him trailing clinton in new york. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:38. it's a chilly start this morning an a rainy one, too. i'm tracking light rain showers in the area. gusty winds due in later this morning and this afternoon. they will stay for the ball game while the showers take a break just in timeç for the first pitch. then rain is back in the area tomorrow and it will be heavier rain tomorrow. light rain now in reading, 43 degrees.
40s for philadelphia and for cape may. clouds over citizens bank park. there's still more rain in store for the area, including the baseball field. that rain is going to be light, though. no heavy rain here. just some light scattered showers in delaware county and into salem county. the chance of showers will continue into the late morning hours but not looking impressive at 9:00 this morning. scattered light showers, reaching the shore at that hour. still a few showers to go through during the late morning hours but then we will get a break and look at the clouds starting to thin out at 1:00 in the afternoon, the wet weather will stay farther north and west. 3:00 when the phillies are taking the field, we'll see clouds and sunshine and no rain. but gusty winds, that's a different story. the phillies and the padres will have to deal with strong southerly winds. that may encourage home runs today. 61 degrees will be windy. southwest at 17 miles an hour and by 6:00, winds are still out of the south at 18 miles an hour and 63 degrees.
a little bit warmer as the day goes on. look at the seven-day forecast with a closer look at the rain that's heading back in for tomorrow when i'm back in ten minute. all right, bill, looking forward to those home runs that bill called there. i like that. let's take a look at 95. looks like there's a problem out there. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has you covered. >> we're watching 95 headed northbound right now right after 320. we do have a few vehicles involved right here. as you can see, we are having that left-hand lane blocked. only one lane getting by. it's being forced over into the shoulder as well. a few other vehicles involved. all traffic is moving to the right-hand side past this scene. some cars with their flashers on as well. of course it's hitting at a very unfortunate time of the hour, when we start to see the delays on 95. again, this is around 320 headed northbound. right now seeing backups and delays all the way to the commodore barry bridge.ç
so some slow going there. also slow going out in berks county in douglassville. an accident on 422 around swede road. history was in full swing at the masters. >> not one, not two but three holes in one off the same tee. those weren't the only surprises. we'll fill you in. there's a creep up in prices going on at the gas stations and the price at the pump has nothing to do with the price refineries are charging.
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is the former willow grove naval air station. today two congressmen are holding a briefing. they want the epa to step up its efforts in protecting people from potentially harmful water.ç the lawmakers believe chemicals from firefighting foam may have contaminated water near the base. the navy has said it will conduct tests at hurn hundreds sites across the county. new information on this deadly crash in lehigh county. wet roads probably played a part in the accident that killed a 3-year-old. the toddler was strapped in a car seat that was ejected from one of the vehicles on impact. neighbors in bensalem have a better idea how their police department works today. adults and kids got a chance yesterday to tour the police station and get a look at the technology and equipment officers used to fight crime. that includes a look at the swat truck. this kid even played tug of war
with one of the department's canines. today, 26 bike riders who represent the 26 victims of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut are pedaling into the university of delaware as part of their ride on washington. that ride runs from newtown, connecticut to washington, d.c. and 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 travelled to new york, new jersey and pennsylvania. and hit some of that spring snow 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 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 reach washington tomorrow. this morning, we want to tell you about about changes the
76ers front office are making. they come days after general manag manager sam hnkky resigned. jerry colangelo stepped down. his son, bryan colangelo, was named to take over the job.ç he said he doesn't have problems with what hinkie was trying to build. >> the organization is poised to take a major step forward. >> sixers owner josh harris said jerry colangelo will remain with the club as a special adviser. thousands of runners recovering from a big event that raised money for a good cause this weekend. >> children's hospital of philadelphia most hosted the walk for hope at the navy yard in south philadelphia. the 5k run and 2k family walk benefits the send send for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease at c.h.o.p.
lisa's 7-year-old daughter has the disease. >> it's a disease where you are constantly kneeing 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. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 12 minutes before 6:00. it's a rainy start this morning. you can see the clouds over center city in the distance. some rain is falling. there is rain showers in store for us as the morning goes on. getting a break from the rain at philadelphia international. 46 degrees. it's only going to be rain, no rain/snow mix with this one today. there will be more rain. the infield is still covered, citizens bank park. wind at 9 miles an hour in philadelphia. stronger in wilmington and at the shore. the key here is the southerly wind. those southerly winds warm things up, especially the stronger ones. look at 3:00 this afternoon. those are 27 mile-an-hour wind
gusts, a bit stronger at 6:00 this evening. we could see home run balls with gusty winds this afternoon. what we won't see this afternoon is this. the rain that is starting us off this morning, light rainfall will be done by later this morning and this afternoon. you can see light showers just starting to move back into philadelphia. those are lining up. steadier in salem and cumberland county and into central delaware. more rain to the west. áhat will be here tomorrow. we'll get a break just in time for the phillies game. the rain will be right back in the area first thing tomorrow morning. early tomorrow morning, central pennsylvania getting the rain. we could see heavier downpours at 7:00 tomorrow morning. that's tomorrow. for today, the rain this morning will taper off this afternoon. it will be windy. that will help to warm us into the 60s today. chillier tomorrow. windy and wet, 58 the high. really not much warmer than the morning temperature of 56 degrees. sunshine is back on wednesday and thursday, a couple chilly mornings but a nice warmup.
it's a warming trend that continues as we head into the weekend. middle 60s friday and saturday. look at sunday. what a turnaround. what a difference a week makes. 72 degrees sunday afternoon. >> look at wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. gas prices are starting to creep up. aaa says a gallon of regular gas increased 15 cents over the last month. the national average stands at 2 $2.04. the experts say the increase is seasonal. here's what we are paying in our area. in philadelphia, the average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.21. drivers in south jersey are paying $1.86 and in delaware, the average stands at $1.93. let's check your drive to work this morning. >> jessica is looking at a disabled vehicle on the blue route. >> we have a big accident right here. it was blocking several lanes
over into the left-hand side of the blue route around route 1. this is headed southbound right now. they just did get all the vehicles over into the right-hand shoulder but we are seeing big delays because this was here for just a little bit, blocking off most of the lanes with that shoulder squeezen on through. we had a fire engine on scene a few moments ago as well. we're down to a penndot truck, a vehicle and a cop car. we'll keep you updated. we're still watching 95. this is the drive timeç headedo the philadelphia international airport. this says the road is closed. that was earlier. what that does, with only the shoulder getting by, all lanes being blocked right now, that would register that as a road closure but we are looking at about a 47-minute drive time, which is taking this six minutes from naamans road to the blue route, because of that accident
scene, the shoulder is getting through that area. coming up, a check of the day's headlines and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. >> the phillies 2016 home opener is just hours away. we're live at citizens bank park with what fans need to know before they hit the ballpark. that's next on "nbc 10 news today."
five before 7:00. welcome home, phillies. the team's 2016 home opener is this afternoon. there's a lot to look forward to today. deanna durante
is live for the ballpa. hi, deanna. >> hi, guys. the game doesn't start until 3:00 but there's a lot of activity happening now. look who's joining us. we went the whole morning
without seeing this guy. he's all clean and spiffied up for the opening. show us some of your moves. we all know who this guy is, the philly phanatic. the best number one selling item here at the ballpark is anything with the phanatic. did you know that? he's major league baseball's number one mascot. this is news to you, huh? i did my home work. i just learned this today. >> you now have lipstick all over you. a first for everything, right? my first kiss from the phanatic. happy baseball season, everyone. back to you guys. >> that's terrific. >> should be like elvis on the "ed sullivan show" we shoot him from the waist down. if you can't make it to the ballpark, turn on nbc 10. catch our pregame special at 2:00 followed by first pitch at 3:00, all right here on nbc 10. governor wolf is saying he will not support a new abortion
law that's up for vote in the house today. he calls the republican-backed bill unconstitutional. critics say the bill would give the state the most restrictive abortion regulations in the country. the bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks. the current law bans them after 24. supporters say it's a needed update to the current law in if the house passes the bill, governor wolf who says he'll reporting live in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. in decision 2016, president obama says he will not influence investigations into hillary clinton e-mails. yesterday, the president admitted that clinton's use of a private server while secretary of state was careless but it never put the country in danger. today, philadelphia city council will look at the state of public schools. council committees will hold hearings afterç months of testimony and community meetings focused on gaps in school
staffing and services. >> today the ride on washington will roll through the university of delaware. team 26, the bike riders who honor the 26 victims of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut will meet with governor jack markell to discuss gun laws. the group started in newtown, connecticut and will reach washington tomorrow. for the first time in masters history, three holes in one were recorded during the same round on the same hole and that's not what people are even talking about. >> no, because this morning people will be talking about one golfer's epic collapse. last year's champ jordan spieth was looking like a lock to repeat until the 12th hole. he hit two balls into the water and another into the bunker. danny willett took advantage. he shot par or better on every hole in the final round to finish 5 under to win the tournament and don that famous green jacket which jordan spieth has to help him with. >> good morning, everyone.
jessica boyington with a quick check on your first alert traffic. we're still watching 95. just a few moments ago we had all lanes blocked off. they arette willing cars through the area. of course this camera shot has turned around a little bit. it is 95 northbound, big delay behind this scene right now, headed northbound. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds over citizens bank park and still rain in the area. light rain showers on and off this morning. it's a little steadier now in western chester county. coatesville is seeing that light rainfall. the temperatures are already warming up, 48 degrees. the sun is up. we will see some sunshine later today. look how the rain tapers off at lunch time, 3:00 this afternoon, 61 degrees. what a great day for a ball game. phillies and the padres, 3:05. it will be dry at 3:05. 63 degrees. still windy, could be home run balls out of the strong,
southerly winds today. >> i like it the pregame speciaç starts at 2:00. first pitch at 3:00. tune in. >> thanks for watching. going to be a great day. play ball! good morning. back at it. donald trump returns to the trail after a four-daybreak and suggests he's being cheated out of delegates. >> the system is corrupt. >> while ted cruz conceives he'll likely need a contested convention to win the nomination. on the democratic side, bernie sanders keeps firing away. >> the terms of a judgment are something -- is clearly lacking. >> this morning, the poll that shows clinton widening her margin in the next race, new york. road rage or revenge? new questions over the murder of a former nfl player in new orleans, shot and killed after arguing with a man who rear ended his car. the surprising back story that some say could be a motive. hail of a storm. severe weather