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this is nbc 10 news. >> right now onç "nbc 10 news today," remembering ed snider. here's a live look at the wells fargo center this morning where the flyers flag is at half-staff in honor of their founder and chairman. we're following breaking news this morning out of west philadelphia. a murder investigation is now under way after a man was found shot to death inside a car. we are live on the scene. and we're tracking showers this morning. here's a live look at center city where we are off to a warm start. 61 degrees outside at 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. it's raining in some places throughout the area. it should finish off later this
afternoon. let's get the details from meteorologist bill henley. >> the rain is on the move and will keep moving as we go into the afternoon hours. it is spreading into the philadelphia area. wilmington, delaware county and now into philadelphia, montgomery, chester county. very light rainfall. even farther north and west. pottstown is right on the verge of getting some of that steadier light rain. allentown is getting it this morning. we're all getting a warm, mild start. look at the 50s with the rain for allentown and reading. low 60s in wilmington, philadelphia and northeast philadelphia. it's likely not going to get warmer this afternoon. about as warm as it's going to get. with rain, the temperatures will come down a little bit at 7:00, 59 degrees. the rain starts to taper off by 10:00. by 1:00, clouds and 56 degrees. once we get sunshine, which happens this afternoon, we'll see the temperatures pop back up to near 60 degrees today. i'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. see how the commute is faring,
jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. >> we're watching an accident scene on the schuylkill expressway, a part where we can get a camera on it. broad street and penrose avenue. you can see the red right here headed westbound. then it clears out, short delay past that scene with the right lane block for now. here's route 309 around susquehanna road. the area bridges, we're already back down from the earlier opening on the tacony palmyra. in theç process of a scheduled opening on the burlington bristol. that's schedule for 5:40 this morning and construction on passyunk avenue in both directions, east and westbound between 61st and 28th, it's reduced to two lanes. vai? breaking news out of west philadelphia, that's where police are on the scene of a homicide investigation this morning. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live on the scene. pamela, we're learning that the victim was found shot to death inside a car. help us with the time line.
>> vai, it was just after 27:00 this morning when police were called to this location. take a look. you can see the white dodge charger is still there. we're in the 1,600 block of red field street. police were called here by neighbors who were concerned about a man that was slumped over inside of that car, those neighbors told police that the car had been running for several hours. they thought the man inside may have been sleeping but when police arrived to check on him, they discovered the 25-year-old victim was dead. police say he was shot once in the chest and based on the evidence, they recovered, police believe he was sitting inside of the car within he was shot and killed. >> the 25-year-old victim does reside on the block. so homicide detectives, crime scene personnel are processing the scene. several witnesses and family members were transported to homicide. they're being interviewed by homicide detectives at this time. >> reporter: and police also
tell us they're checking a nearby surveillance camera for clues. again, they are also interviewing that victim's family because right now, so far, no motive, no description of any shooter. reporting live in west philadelphia, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pamela, thank you. philadelphia, the sports world and a whole lot more are remembering ed snider this morning. news of his death yesterday sparked emotion in a hockey rink full of memories. katy zachry is outside of wells fargo center. those memories run deep for flyers fans of all kinds. >> they do, vai. ed snider brought the flyers here to philadelphia and he's credited with forever changing the sports landscape of this city. the flyersç founder passed awa yesterday morning after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. he was 83 years old. by the age of 33, snider mortgaged his home to form the flyers but his vision for sports in philadelphia would not stop there. in the early 1990s he worked
with the city and the business community to build what is today known as the wells fargo center. in the hours after his passing, mayor jim kenney share his own memories of ed snider and the hockey team he founded, one that kenney grew up watching. >> my dad worked at the spectrum. he was a firefighter, worked part time at the spectrum. i went to games in 1968 when nobody knew who the flyers were and nobody was in the building. he had the foresight to invest in something that probably ate love people told him was crazy to invest in. >> reporter: for 6:00 i'm putting together a story about the flyers players reactions to their owners passing and how the players say this could affect their performance during the playoffs which start later this week. reporting live in south philadelphia, cardinals consider, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. as you may know, ed snider was fighting bladder cancer for the last two years. we spoke with a doctor from
mercy fitzgerald hospital about the disease. he said there are often no symptoms but there are things you should look for. >> you could have pain. problems urinating. you could have discomfort as well. you could have irritation of the pell vision. by far and away it's bleeding that is the first sign. >> the doctor tells us smoking is one possible cause of bladder cancer. right now, though, there are no tests for the disease. and ed snider and comcast had a strong 20-year partnership. comcast is the parent company of nbc 10. for more on the life and legacy of ed snider, make sure you have the nbc 10 app. we have photos and tributes to snider from family members and flyers players. also learn about snider's life outside of the rink. two philadelphia police officers will not face charges after jurors acquitted them of wrongly beating a man. officer sean mcknight and kevin robinson were accused of beatinç najee rivera during a traffic
stop. rivera's 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 he was shot during a street fight in kensington. this morning, we have new information in the lesean mccoy bar fight. according to an nfl network report, the former eagle won't be discipline by the league for his alleged involvement in the nightclub brawl in old city back in february. mccoy isn't even facing criminal charges either. last week, district attorney seth williams said he can't prove who started the fight involving the bill's running back. his friends and two off-duty police officers. a legislative proposal to place new limits on abortion in pennsylvania is in limbo this morning. republican house leaders pulled the bill yesterday amid a veto threat from governor tom wolf. the measure would ban elective
abortions after 20 weeks instead of the current 24 weeks. >> if we can get the baby to 24 weeks it would have a shot outside the womb. >> it's incredible the legislature would push this forward so quickly without any hearing 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 reschedule. a final vote could be close on pennsylvania's medical marijuana legislation. the senate committee made changes to the bill yesterday and backers hope to see it pass both houses this week. the bill would let patients who suffer from a list of ailments use marijuana for therapeutic purposes. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:38. it is dry right now. the wind is starting to pick up but you can see the clouds that are blowing through the area. those are clouds that will give us some rain this morning. in fact, it's falling in parts of the area.
northeast philadelphia, still waiting for the rain drop, 61 degrees though. 18 degrees warmer than yesterday. bwt@we've got rain moving in. at least to start with. kind of like yesterday. starting off where rain but then we'll get sunshine this afternoon. light rain, sprinkles in philadelphia. the steadier, lighter rain is also north and west with the moderate showers, farther to the northwest this morning. we'll get a rainy start, but then clearing, see how nice and clear it is for northwestern pennsylvania. this line will be sweeping through. we'll get sunshine this afternoon. but you'll need your umbrella this morning. 52 degrees today in camelback. 58 to fleetwood and pennsburg. the temperatures this afternoon won't be a lot warmer than they are right now. 57 in souderton, abington and norristown. the last few showers during the early afternoon hours for avalon and cape may, 60 degrees. smyrna, we'll see clearing skies. after rain this morning,
philadelphia, wilmington and woodstown, the temperatures climb with sunshine late this afternoon. back into the low 60s for berlin, new jersey. the weekend forecast and onfor the seven-day when i'm back in ten minutes. 20 minutes before 6:00 a.m. time to get a check of traffic. >> jessica boyington starts at 95. >> we're seeing a lot of cars starting to travel on the roads but no big increase in the drive times. this is around girard avenue headed southbound is where we look in the morning time. you san is he more traffic going southbound, then headed northbound. 13 minutes there from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. speeds still into the 60s, though. that will change in the next half an hour or so. there's also an accident on the schuylkill expressway. pretty much getting cleared out of the way right now. the right lane still blocked. we have a little bit of a delay right past that scene between broad street and penrose avenue headed westbound. also in new jersey, still watching that jackknifed tractor-trailer.
the tractor-trailer situation that are jackknifed usually take a long time to clear out of the way. we only have the right lane block. traffic still moving through the area right now. it is on the turnpike headed southbound around exit 1 at the delaware memorial bridge. your alternate can be 295, 295 and the turnpike. 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m. caught on camera. burglars carting away hundreds of cartons of cigarettes. hear how the state of new jersey won big in court over issue of ocean front property.
quarter to 6:00. a passion for winning, that's what drove ed
snider according to flyers past and present. general manager hextall remembered watching a game earlier this year when the flyers were losing 3-0 and came back to win. >> at the time i wasn't doing great pep was in a lot of pain. he got up, he was high-fiving. the fourth goal he got up out of his seat. >> we'll hear more from the flyers players. >> something i'll never forget.
pretty cool. >> we're hear more from the flyers players coming up in our next half hour. we are dedicating an entire section of the nbc 10 app in honor of ed snider. read more about snider and see pictures through the decades with flyers greats. it's quarter to 6:00. philadelphia police hope surveillance video will help catch three burglars who got away with a lot of cigarettes. the three men pried open the door of a business on east hunting park avenue in juniata park early friday morning. after they got in, they used a ladder and cart to wheel out 24 cases of cigarettes worth an estimated $64,000. three years afterç superstm sandy, some new jersey homes are still not rebuilt. yesterday in trenton at a state budget meeting, assembly members pushed for ans. >> i'm not trying to be combative but that makes no sense to me. >> the reconstruction rehabilitation elevation and mitigation program that was supposed to help them rebuild
faster has actually slowed the process. more than 7,000 home owners have rrem grant agreements. they're signed but just 3,000 homes are complete. and rrem's leader says he doesn't expect most to be finished until a year an a half from now. >> that will be five years after the storm. is that an acceptable time line? >> no, of course not. >> they're micromanaging this so bad they're defeating the purpose of the program, which is to get people back home asap. >> the delay is the federal government spreading over hurricane relief payments over two years and municipalities changing zoning rules. two lawmakers are calling on the environmental protection agency to impose tougher regulations on drinking water in montgomery county. congressman brendan boyle and meehan made their appeal outside the station. it's been found in public and private water in and around the
base. >> residents are understandably concerned that these chemicals are to blame for their health conditions. >> the congressmen have sent a letter to the epa and they've also asked the navy for a time line of when the con tam nation was discovered. 5:47 and 61 degrees outside. new this morning, transgender students in a north jersey school district can now use rest rooms and locker rooms based on gender identity. >> parents were afraid to come here because of people like you, from fear-mongering hate groups like you. >> you're from a statewide group that sponsors bigotry and hate. >> this heated exchange was part of a debate at hills dale school in bergen county last night. >> essentially warrants the rights that every other student has within our school district. >> my daughter is kind of upsetç she doesn't want to have to think about having boys in her locker room. >> it should be the expectation,
not the exception to the rule. >> the new policy follows several other new jersey school districts that passed similar measures. transgender rights were the focus of a rally in raleigh, north carolina yesterday. it drew hundreds of people on both sides of the so-called bathroom bill law. the new law requires transgender people to use the public rest rooms based on their birth gender, not on current identity. some demonstrators for and against the law referred to religion at the rally. >> it's incredibly frustrating. jesus didn't go through his life and his ministry singling out the outcasts. >> jesus did reach out to the outcasts but he required those who would come to him to come to him with repentance. >> opponents said they plan to hold protests if the law is not appe appealed. this video out of california showing a street crumbling into a sewage line yesterday.
recent rains are suspected of causing the sink hole. the road had to be closed for repairs. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:49 and it is warm outside. parts of the area completely dry. look at south philadelphia, 95, not raining there. but there is some rain moving into philadelphia right now. steady rain north and west. that's 61 degrees. that's the view of the clouds over center city. the view from the comcast center. we will see sunshine, about 40 minutes away from sunrise this morning. sunshine will be this afternoon. this morning, rain cooled for pottstown and doylestown. 61 in northeast philadelphia and philadelphia international, 55 now in blue bell. even with the rain falling in collegeville, eagleville and pottstown, the temperatures are mild, in the mid to upper 50s right now. a warm start, not much in the way of temperature fluctuation, even though we'll have rain coming through, it will stay
mild. a line of heavier showers farther northç and west. most of the area will see the light rainfall to start with, with a steadier rain moving in as the morning progresses. there's a chance of seeing a brief downpour. most of what we're in store for today is light rain. see how nice and dry it is northwest. that's what we'll see coming into this afternoon. the future rainfall shows about a quarter inch on the ground by noontime. already drying out in pennsylvania and the rain in delaware and south jersey won't last much longer. most of that is out of here by 2:00 this afternoon. umbrellas this morning, suns this afternoon. the morning rain will taper off, breezy with sunshine to warm us back into the upper 50s and low 60s today. sunshine, all day long tomorrow. 37 in the morning. 60 the high temperature. another chilly start on thursday morning but another nice warmup, 63 for thursday and friday and plenty of sunshine this weekend. forget the rain and snow we had last weekend. >> okay.
>> 66 on saturday, 74 on sunday and closer to 80 degrees. [ applause ] >> if i were elected governor, i would declare monday a holiday. >> okay. >> you're in. >> or a sick day. >> i have something in my thought. excuse me. nine minutes before 6:00 right now. let's check your ride to work, including the vine street expressway. >> speaking of jessica, there she is. she's well today. >> i feel okay right now. i might come down with something in the next week or so we are starting off on the vine street expressway, starting to see delays. nothing reported yet. there is something beginning on on the schuylkill expressway. just a few moments ago i saw police officers head this way headed westbound towards the schuylkill expressway. now we're starting to see a little bit of delay. keep you updated on that if anything is going on. these are our cameras around 24th street for now. small delays, of course, headed westbound. on the area bridges, we're okay for the most part, the walt,
tacony palmyra, already recovered from around earlier opening. we're in the process of an opening on the burlington bristol. route 07 in cherry hill, right around king's highway. you can see no problems in either direction. not a lot of cars heading out the door there.ç there's another accident scene clearing on the schuylkill westbound between broad street and penrose avenue. you can see a delay there, headed westbound. for the most part, doing okay. >> eight minutes before 6:00. fighting the fight on the big screen. we'll tell you how critics of a proposed grocery tax are using your local movie theater to send their message.
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it's five minutes before 6:00 right now. today is equal payday. it 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. these protesters promise to risk arrest if their demands are not met. that's exactly what's happening. police in washington arrested
400 people yesterday. they're part of a week-long sit-in at the capital. the group democracy spring is call on congress to pass laws that curb the influence of money in politics and protective voting rights. you may see something new at the movie athleters in philadelphia. >> opponents to a city soda tax has something they want you to see. >> your grocery budge set going to go -- >> this ad will play before previews at movie theaters some in the industry are joining a coalition to defeat the 3 cents proqósed per ounce tax on sugary drinks. mayor kenney wants it to go to pre-k, and community amusement centers. the proposal would tax
distributors but businesses fear that cost will be passed down to them, in turn, they will pass it on to the customer. now from our jersey shore bureau were margate loses its dune fight. a judge ruled the state of new jersey can take ocean-front property for a protective dune project. margate sued the state to block the land takeover arguing that the wooden bulkhead is enough to protect it from storms. this is the second major ruling in favor of the state environmental protection department. two weeks ago, a judge in toms river ruled in favor of the state's seizure of land in northern ocean county for the project. we continue to follow breaking news out of west philadelphia this morning. >> a man found shot to death inside a car early this morning, police are looking at surveillance video. they're also searching the car. we'll have a live report up next. plus, dramatic video after a missing voter washed up on shore. we'll show you the moment this man was first spotted by rescuers.
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nbc 10 breaking news. breaking news this morning, people in one west philadelphia neighborhood are waking up to police swarming their street investigating a homicide. >> new this morning, two more suspects have been charged in connection with last month's terrorist bombings in brussels. meteorologist bill henley tracking rain this morning which could make for a slick commute. it's 6:00, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. if we get through to this afternoon, i think it should be clear sailing for the next four or five days. that also includes tonight's phillies game, 7:05 start. >> no problem. we have rain this morning but it will be long gone before the phillies try for a win tonight. a little light rain falling in philadelphia but it's been steadier north and west. we're now seeing scattered showers in