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nbc 10 news starts now. stolen smoke. take a good look at this video of a crime in progress. philadelphia police say the men seen here stole tens of thousands of dollars of cigarettes from a neighborhood store. remembering ed snider and his love of helping those around him. hockey wasn't the only passion of the man who raised nearly $30 million for local charities. tracking showers, rain is moving into the area this morning ahead of a mild day. it's 4:30. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist
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bill henley with his first alert forecast. you say we need an umbrella and sunglasses both today. >> yes, you'll need the umbrella this morning, sun glasses this afternoon. as this rainfall is on the move. reading, allentown, pottstown, seeing the light rain this morning. it's going to sweep into the rest of the area during the morning hours. parts of delaware and south jersey will see afternoon showers but through it all, the temperatures staying mild. look how warm it is. low 60s for philadelphia, wilmington, dover is at 61 degrees while allentown with rain isn't much cooler at 57 degrees. and it's 54 in atlantic city. rain showers this morning, tapering offç later this morni. the temperatures will be in the 50s and then we'll get sunshine this afternoon to warm back into the low 60s. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington is watching the commute. >> that's right, bill. we're watching the new jersey turnpike right around carney's point township for a jackknifed tractor-trailer on the turnpike headed southbound around exit 1
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adrobing the delaware memorial bridge. terrific is moving by. it's only the right lane that's closed. to be safe, you can take 295. no huge backups. 422 around trooper road, no problems again. eight-minute drive times. these are the eastbound lanes right in there. that's what's headed towards the schuylkill expressway and typically where we see more of the jams and the morning time. right now we don't have any of that. trooper road is not backed up either. no problems heading to the schuylkill right now. tracy? 4:32. we have new information in the lesean mccoy bar fight. according to an nfl network report, the former eagle won't be disciplined for his alleged involvement in a nightclub brawl in february. last week district attorney seth williams said he can't prove who started the fight involving the bills running back, his friends and two off-duty police officers. check out this new video of
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some determined burglars. three men pried off the door a business on east hunting park avenue in juniata park early friday morning. after they got inside, they used a ladder and cart to wheel out 24 cases of cigarettes worth an estimated $64,000. opposition to philadelphia mayor jim kenney's soda tax is coming to a theater near you. watch this. >> 3 cents per ounce doesn't sound like much. when those pennies add up, your grocery budget is going to go -- this tax could mean increase in prices on hundreds of items. >> this commercial has been playing on tv.ç mayor kenny wants the money to go towards initiatives like universal pre-k, community schools and revitalizing recreation centers.
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>> we're paying a 5% amusement tax to the city of philadelphia on every ticket sold. we pay 8% sales tax on beverages and candies. >> mayor kenney's proposal would tax distributors. in turn they will pass the cost on to the consumer. 4:34. 61 degrees outside this morning. philadelphia is mourning the death of flyers chairman and civic icon ed snider. the front page of this morning's philadelphia enquirer shows ed snider holding the stanley cup. the head line reads flyers founding father. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at the wells fargo center with a closer look at ed snider's generosity. tell us more, katy. >> reporter: that's right. i first want to show you, outside the wells fargo center where the flyers play, the flyers flag is at half-staff in honor of their team's founder, ed snider. he passed away yesterday morning
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after a two-year fight with bladder cancer. he was 83 years ole. he was born in washington, d.c. but moved here to philadelphia in 1964. by the age of 33 he mortgaged his home to form the flyers, the team, and bring them here to philadelphia. his vision for sports in the city did not stop there. in the early 1990s he worked with the city and business community to build what is known today as the wells fargo center. ed snider was also a philanthropist, creating the flyers charities. that group's signature event is the flyers wives carnival. it's raised $28 million since 1977. he also created the ed snider youth hockey foundation, an organization that helps kids who ordinarily would not have the opportunity to play hockey. we spoke with one long-time participant who is now a coach for the foundation. >> this program changed my life, honestly. i don't know where i would be withoutç it. to have the opportunity to just contribute to it, i feel truly
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special. >> coming up in the next half hour, hear how sports fans throughout philadelphia are remembering this hockey pioneer. reporting live in south philly, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> comcast is the parent company of nbc 10. for ed snider's players, the loss is personal. >> hey, mr. snider, i have the whole team here. a big win. we miss you in this room. ahead, hear more from the team as they get ready for a playoff run dedicated to their beloved leader. also, heated school debate. find out what a north jersey school district decided about allowing transgender students to use rest rooms and locker rooms. 41 degrees, 4:36. cape may has clouds, now just waiting for rain to move in. you'll see that this morning. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast coming up.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 4:39 and it's a warm start this morning with clouds overhead and rain on the way. right now in philadelphia, 61 degrees. look at that, 18 degrees warmer than yesterday. the wind is blowing and with clouds in place, the temperature really hasn't come down that much. but this is what's going to cool things down a little bit into the 50s. allentown is seeing some rain, spreading into portions of chester and montgomery and upper bucks county. so far it's dry in philadelphia. this line of showers will sweep through the area this morning and quickly clear out this afternoon. it's already drying out farther north and west in northwestern pennsylvania. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling for rain showers, fleetwood, pennsburg and morgantown will warm into the upper 50s. winds kick in this afternoon. clearing during the late morning
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and early afternoon hours. clouds will linger for cape may, millville and smyrna with showers developing and continuing into the afternoon hours. by noontime, the rain will be over in philadelphia. rain cooled malvern and thorndale, upper 50s today.ç woodstown at 59 degrees with sunshine as we head into the afternoon hours. the seven-day forecast with some warmer temperatures when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, see you then. thanks. 20 minutes from 5:00. let's check your ride to work. we have that jackknifed tractor-trailer that jessica boyington has been watching. jessica? >> that's right. that's on the new jersey turnpike in carney's paoint township. near the delaware memorial bridge. heading over into delaware this morning, you might pass this scene. only the right lane is blocked right now. all traffic still moving through the area. if you want an alternate just in case things get sticky later on in the morning before this is cleaned up, take 295.
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route 73 over in new jersey around the atlantic city expressway. no problems in either direction. traffic moving along nicely. rain hitting out in the lehigh valley right now. this is 78 around lehigh street. no problems in either direction. a lot of folks heading out the door here at this point. when you look underneath the streetlights, you can see some of the roads are wet. potentially slippery conditions out there. 95 headed through delaware, no problems here either. with our drive times we still are in the green, an 11-minute trip north and speeds in the 60s. heated school debate. >> from a statewide grupp that sponsors bigotry and hate. >> next, we will take you to the packed meeting where school officials decided on the controversial new policy about lgbt students and campus classrooms. also this -- >> hey, mr. snider, a big win. the whole team is here. we miss you in this room.
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>> ed snider was a big part of the flyers to say the least. next, hear from the guys in orange and black about their grief and renewed focus to win it all for him. the tthan the bottom have mo100 million americans.nt how does that happen?
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just about quarter to 5:00. good morning, center city, dry outside as we take a look live at 1 and 2 liberty place. rain is moving into parts of our area right now. 61 degrees. nbc 10 is live on the scene of breaking news that we're following for you this morning along red field street in west philadelphia. police tell us a man wasç foun dead, shot multiple times in a white car. detectives are on scene gathering new evidence. nbc 10's pamela osborne is headed to the scene. we'll check with her at 5:00 a.m. be sure to also tap the nbc 10 app as we continue to update this breaking news from west philadelphia. new this morning, transgender students in a north jersey school district can now use rest rooms and locker rooms
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based on their gender identity. >> parents are afraid to come here because of people like you. >> you're from a statewide group that sponsors bigotry and hate. >> this heated exchange was part of the debate at a school district meeting in hills dale, bergen county last night. the school board voted to pass the transgender policy for two high schools in the district. >> it warrants the rights that every other student has within our school district. >> my daughter is kind of upset. she doesn't want to have to think about having boys in her locker room. >> i think it should be the expectation and not the exception to the rule. >> the new policy follows several other new jersey school districts that passed similar measures. meantime, transgender rights were the focus of a rally in raleigh, north carolina yesterday. it drew hundreds of people from both sides of the so-called bathroom bill law. new law requires transgender
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people to use public rest rooms based on birth gender, not current identity. supporters used religious leaders. opponents said they plan to hold civil disobedience protests if the law is not repealed. today is equal payday, the day that symbolizes how far into the new year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. president obama will designate a new national monument honoring women's equality today. the women's equality national monument will protect the iconic house that served as the headquarters for the national women's party since 1929. police in washington, expect more arrests today. arrested 400ç protesters yesterday who marched to the nation's capital from philadelphia. thousands of people who walked the 140-mile distance over nine days began a week-long sit-in at the capitol yesterday.
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democracy spring is calling on congress to pass laws that curb the influence of money in politics and protect voting rights. ohio school near fresno, california will allow some of its staff numbmembers to carry on campus. it will let up to five staffers at the school carry concealed weapons. the staffers have to have permits and undergo training. opponents of the new policy are comparing it to the wild west but the local police chief supports it. >> if a staff member wants to put themselves at risk like that, i'm all for that and i'll support them in any way that i can. >> california state law allows the school's new gun policy which is now in effect. a fishing trip ends in tragedy for a florida family but there was one survivor recovering this morning. this is video of the rescue of robert stewart on an inlet off the coast of florida. the 45-year-old fisherman
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signaled rescuers. he clung to his overturned boat through the night sunday. his boat flipped, three other boaters died, including a father and his 9-year-old son. the boy was wearing a life jacket and stewart told rescuers he held on to him as long as he could. the sea swept him away. take a look at this landing near phoenix. the faa said the nose gear of the small plane collapsed when the plane touched down at an airport yesterday. pilot and passenger were not hurt. the landing caused no serious damage. tributes continue to pour in this morning following news of the death of flyers founder ed snider. nbc 10's vai sikahema joins us, vai, some of the most touching tributes to snider are coming from the men who played hockey for him. >> tracy, quite simply, the people that played for him absolutely adored him. they revered him. flyers players past and present are recallingç their professiol
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and personal moments just about everyone called by his formal title out of respect. >> hey, mr. snyder, the whole team is here, big win. we miss you in this room. >> giroux sent that video to the flyers chairman over the penguins saturday that clinched a playoff spot. they met with snider at his home in california and took this final team picture with him. the flyers went on a tear, making the postseason, inspired by their founder to succeed. >> he started the whole thing. he will always be the guy that brought that to the city. he's a really good man. >> although we'll be playing with heavy hearts, you know, we're going to do everything we possibly can obviously to be successful in the playoffs. because that's what mr. snider would want. >> we also reached out to bobby clark and bernie but they
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preferred to not make a statement just yet. make sure you have the free nbc 10 app. we have pictures and tributes to ed snider from family members, athletes and fans. learn all about the man who brought hockey to philadelphia. 10 before 5:00 right now. check your ride to work. it's been an active early morning rush hour. now there's an accident on the schuylkill expressway. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has details. jessica? >> there was an accident on the schuylkill expressway. within the last 30 seconds just cleared out of the way. was looking at the schuylkill from the 26th street on ramp. that police activity literally drove away within seconds ago. we are in the process of an opening on the tacony palmyra that was schedule for 4:40 this morning. no problems right now. the rest of the bridges, no openings on the burlington bristol. here's the route 73 around the tacony palmyra bridge approaching the toll plaza.
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no big backups yet. you can take the betsy ross. if you want to head down 73, it will be fine. out in carney's point township, watching a jackknifed tractor-trailer right around exit 1 approaching the delaware memorial bridge. the right lane is blocked. you'll need an alternate there. traffic is still moving through. you can take 295. it's nice and clear. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> nine minutes before 5:00. a warm start this morning and a dry one for philadelphia. boathouse row will get rain this morning. 60 degrees. it will get warmer than that but not by much. the temperatures will likely drop once the rain starts. right now the rain is holding off to the north and west. live view from the comcast center. rain this morning. we'll see sunshine this afternoon. you don't often see these temperatures this hour at this time of year. 61 in northeast philadelphia, wilmington is 61. even mild at the shore, atlantic city at the airport is 54 in
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pottstown 59 degrees. camden, 60 agrees along with audubon and haddonfield is 58 to start with. we won't see a lot of movement in the temperature. we will see the rain move through the area. it's starting to fall in central and southern delaware. scattered showers in burlington county. dry in philadelphia. the light rainfall sweeps through this morning. it will quickly move out this afternoon. look how dry it is farther to the northwest. that's what we'll see for later today and much of the rest of the week. future rainfall shows at noontime, drying out for the pennsylvania suburbs. about a quarter inch in philadelphia. the rain continues at the shore into the early afternoon hours. by 2:00, the last few rain drops will be falling right along the coast. we have rain to deal with this morning but it's gone this afternoon. a morning rain and breezy with afternoon clearing. the temperatures will warm right back into the low 60s today. the northwest winds will bring in colder air for tomorrow
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morning. 37 to start with. but beautiful sunshine for wednesday. hey, why not make it another one. two more. thursday and friday, what about the weekend? that's also nice and sunny, too. warmer, look at the warming trend. 66 saturday. ñcf1 o closer to 80 degrees monday afternoon. >> all right. 7 before 5:00 right now. in gloucester county, a toddler suffering from diabetes will be getting financial help thanks to a party with a purpose. this is 3-year-old ali callaway. she was diagnosed with type i diabetes. her blood sugar levels have to be monitored constantly. her family is hoping to raise enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. ali's parents already raised more than $4,000 through a go
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fund me page. shining the spotlight on a national epidemic. learn about a one of a kind community event dedicated to combatting the nation's heroin epidemic. it's a topic we've shined a spotlight on with months of exclusive reporting. montgomery county water worries. next, hear what lawmakers want the epa to do to protect residents concerned about dangerous chemicals found in a town's water.
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good morning, everyone. it's jessica boyington. watching allentown right now for some rainfall. you can see the roads here get a little bit damp. rain coming out from underneath the cars as they travel through the area. this is route 22 right around route 309. we do have? problems on the roads and area bridge things going on. i'll tell you what they are when i come back in the 5:00 hour. two philadelphia police officers will not face charges
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after jurors acquitted them of wrongly beating a man. officers sean mcknight and kevin robinson were accused of beating najee rivera. his girlfriend found surveillance video that appears to show the officers beating rivera. lawyers for the officers claimed they used necessary force to get rivera under control. he died late last year after being shot during a street fight in çkensington. republican house leaders pulled the bill from a final vote amid a veto threat from democratic governor tom wolf. the measure would ban elective abortions after 20 weeks instead of the current ban at 24 weeks. it would outlaw procedures as
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pell. >> it's incredible the legislature would push this forward so quickly without hearings or opportunity for a reasoned discussion. that to me demonstrates how politically motivated this is. >> there's no word on when the voting session will be rescheduled. a final vote could be close, though, on pennsylvania's medical marijuana legislation. a senate committee made changes to the bill yesterday and backers hope to see it pass in both houses this week. the bill would let patients who suffer from a list of ailments use marijuana for therapeutic purposes. a push this morning to protect local residents from contaminated drinking water. congressman brendon boyle and patrick meehan are calling on the environmental protection agency to propose tougher regulations on drinker water. they made their appeal outside horsham air guard station. they say high levels of chlorinated compounds have been found in water in and around the base. >> residents are understandably concerned that these chemicals
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are to blame for their health conditions. >> the congressman have sent a letter to the epa. they've also asked the navy for a time line of when the contamination was discovered. the phillies may have lost their home opener. >> they lost to the padres 4-3 but won the hearts of fans of big moments. he was ambushed and wounded in the line of duty back in january. watch what happened after the toss. there he is, hartnett got on one knee and proposed to his fiance right on the field. look at the phanatic. he's going crazy. she said yes. we want to congratulate the couple on their big day. how about that? ç his girlfriend, lilly, accepting the proposal. good for them. >> perfect. >> you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now.
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nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," remembering ed snider. we look back at the life and legacy of the man whose impact on our area went far beyond sports. >> first of its kind today, an unprecedent addiction forum is coming to philadelphia as part of an nbc 10 in-depth look at the drug epidemic in our region. right now, we are tracking showers in parts of our area. here's a live look at 95 where it could be a wet commute this morning for some of you. but it should clear up in the afternoon. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. he says it's going to clear up enough that we'll need our sunglasses later today. >> that's a nice turnaround. the temperatures are warm, even with the rain falling in allentown in some of the western suburbs, the temperatures are in the middle to upper 50s right now. it is a rainy start for

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