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there's so much heating inland, lehigh valley, delaware, into the 80s this afternoon. very low 80s today. a little bit of a sum irpreview. that's today. right at the bottom of the screen, scrolling every time i'm on the air, the seven-day forecast for each part of our area because there's so much variation in the weather in our area. you'll see that anytime i'm on the air. when i come back, we'll go through the forecast for today neighborhood by neighborhood. meantime, jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. we're watching 95 around state road. moving through the work zone, we're doing okay, southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. that total trip still 13 minutes. that's the southbound lanes right in here. speeds into the 60s. no problems headed northbound, of course, as well we typically see more delay and volume headed southbound towards center city at this time of morning. that accident in new hanover has cleared. you're good to go out there. there was one on hill road and deep creek road. maybe police activity on the
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scene but for the most part you're okay. septa's war minter train 403 is running about 15 minutes late. patco, new jersey transit and d.a.r.t. running close to schedule. a philadelphia police officer is recovering in the hospital after he was shot while trying to stop a car break-in. we have live team coverage this morning, nbc 10's katy zachry is live in university city for us where the officer is recoveringç let's start with nbc 10's matt delucia, live at southwest detectives this morning. this happened just blocks away from the spot where officer jesse hartnett was shot in january. >> that's right, vai. that shooting is still on the minds of those here at the 18th district. at this point, they're still just wishing the best for their fellow comrade who is in the hospital this morning. another one of their own caught up in the gunfire. take a look at our individual you from the scene, 59th and market, just before 9:00.
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we're told the two officers were flagged down by a woman who said two men were breaking into her car. the officers went up to the men. they tried to run. james mccollough tried to tackle one of the suspects when he was shot in the leg. take a look at this video, this is the septa platform at 60th and market. i'm told investigators found a hat and knife they believe belongs to one of the suspects there. he tried to catch a train, wasn't able to and ran back down the stairs before being caught by police. this happened a couple blocks away from where officer jesse hartnett was ambushed by a man in january. police commissioner richard ross says there is no connection to this case. >> this does not start with the
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police officer. this starts with two guys trying to commit a crime that was unrelated to police. this is not about a police officer being targeted. >> reporter: and both the police commissioner and mayor are praising the quick thinking of officer mccollough and his partner this morning. we, of course, will be gathering more information throughout the day. i'm told there is surveillance video that caught both of these suspects on camera and that investigators have that video. they've been watching it. they're reviewing it right now. we'll stay up to date on this story. i'm live outside the 18 district, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. we ten our team coverage in university city where nbc 10's katy zachry is live with what we're now learning about the katy? >> well, first a bit about his condition, rosemary. according to mayor jim kenney of philadelphia when he first was able to talk to the injured officer here in the lobby, he said he had a good handshake and was able to make good conversation with him before he
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was taken up to his room at penn presbyterian hospital. he arrived here at the hospital in university city with a gunshot wound to his left thigh. he applied his own tourniquet at the scene to stop excessive bleeding. where officer james mccollough was shot is a few blocks away from where philadelphia police officer jesse hartnett was shot in january. he walked up to officer hartnett's patrol car and fired. while police say the situations are different, officer hartnett was targeted. officer mccollough was not. top brass still drawing similarities to their bravery. >> back in january, three days into the administration, officer hartnett was shot. he's struggling but going back very well. and this officer is going to do the same thing. >> reporter: we learned officer james mccollough has been on the philadelphia police force for the last two years.
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he's assigned to the 18th district which means he patrols west philadelphia. he is engaged to be married and according to police we talked to here outside the hospital, both his fiance and mother met him here at the hospital. reporting live in university city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. this morning, a man is under arrest following the shooting death of a little girl in philadelphia. maurice phillips is charged with third degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. police say he's the boyfriend of the girl's mother. it was first believed the 4-year-old girl was shot inside her kensington home by a 5-year-old sibling. police say phillips confessed, telling them he was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off. the little girl's mother, tara riddick posted this tribute to her daughter on facebook. it includes several baby fikts and the message you will be missed, i love you with all my heart. in you from overnight,ç
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firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in upper darby, delaware county. here's how it looked as flames roared from the house on ardmore avenue. the neighbors tell us the family just bought the home in january and were in the process of fixing it up they were almost finished. now the home is destroyed. no one was hurt. bill cosby's wife is scheduled to be questioned under oath again in a defamation lawsuit filed against her husband. sev recei camille cosby's deposition is scheduled to continue tuesday in boston. she gave the first part of her deposition in february. meanwhile, bill cosby faces criminal charges in montgomery county where he's accused of drugging and molesting a former temple university employee in 2004. he's denied the allegations. a series of community meetings kicks off on the heroin
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and opioid crisis. it's at northeast high school. city councilman david oh wants to hear from them before the hearings open may 20th. generation addicted takes a closer look at the heroin epidemic. find it on the nbc 10 app and on our website, now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> seven minutes after 5:00. it is nice and clear and mild in philadelphia. 50 degrees right now. we will see clear skies today. the temperatures have been coming down. this afternoon, they'll go the other direction. a real summer preview today. we saw the warmup over the weekend. it was in the 60s. that's normal for this time of year on friday. but look at the temperatures and they peak during the day today. the pollen has been high lately and it's going to stay high for the next few days. even though we'll see temperatures come down for tuesday and wednesday. the wind will kick in and that's
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going to elevate the pollen levels once again in the area. at this hour, the temperatures are still falling. 49 degrees in the lehigh valley. a little bit warmer in the pennsylvania suburbs. 54. look at south jersey at 37 degrees to start with an@ç delaware has dropped into the low 40s. marshalton 44, wilmington, 47 degrees to start with. here's your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. philadelphia, south philly, up to 80 degrees this afternoon. nothing but sunshine for radnor, phoenixville and doylestown. bethlehem, 78 degrees, the high temperature today. in berks county, reading will top out at 80 degrees this afternoon. south jersey, there's an 80 for trenton, central new jersey, glassboro is at 81 degrees. atlantic city is 68 and 76 this afternoon with sunny skies and wilmington. a little cooler for atlantic city. most of the shore towns right along the coastal state stay
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cooler. the sea breeze kicks in during the day today. next five days for philadelphia and the jersey shore, you can see the temperature difference during the day today. 80 degrees this afternoon in philadelphia. 68 at the shore. tomorrow we'll see a northwesterly wind. that will keep everybody more even and cooler in philadelphia. a bit chillier on wednesday. at the enchd the week on friday, we're in for showers and possibly thunderstorms. you can see it on the seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. take a closer look at the potential for rain over the next ten days with the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, thank you, bill. 5:10 this monday morning. if you want to beat the morning rush, the 5:00 hour is a good time to beat it. >> it looks good on the blue route around the schuylkill expressway. no problems, really on either
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road. everything is moving along, whether you're headed southbound or northbound. we're looking at this one, 15 minutes from the schuylkill expressway around this point, headed to 95. average speeds are still in the 60s as well. we are watching construction. a lot of construction really continues on into the morning hours. until the 57:00 or 6:00 hours when they start to clear up. this one is on passyunk avenue, that's reduced to two lanes.ç backups there. this is route 7. on the atlantic city expressway. if you're heading to the shore, taking route 73, you'll be just fine. dozens of states will make their voices heard in front of the u.s. supreme court. what they're arguing about the president's immigration plan. plus, the patient is always right. at least that's how one health care network in our region sees it. we'll tell you about the
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5:13 on this monday. here's a live look at i-95 near the girard point bridge. we are off to a mild start tore our monday morning commute. at least we are in philadelphia. temperatures right now are just about 50 degrees. we often see a money-back guarantee wrenn you buy household items, retail items, that sort of thing. >> now you can get one on hospital care.
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geisinger health system operates more than half a dozen hospitals across pennsylvania. they are offering a money-back guarantee on patient co-pays and deductibles. an unsatisfied patient decides how much money they deserve back. geisinger has refunded around $80,000 since october. >> they trust their lives to us. we have no problem with them trusting how much of a refund they deserve. >> i think that's a good idea. >> critics say patients aren't equipped to make the kinds of decisions about quality care that could get them a refund. geisinger says the feedback comes with improved customer satisfaction. one school district is taking a controversial approach to preventing school shootings. they're arming teachers. the plan is to have five guns on school grounds given to a secret
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group, çundisclosed group of teachers and star. so far, the superintendent says several staff members have already volunteered. according to the district, the idea is to cut down on a possible three to five-minute gap in police response during an active shooter situation. >> anybody that decides on our campus to be part of this project will go through extensive training. >> asking them to carry a weapon is totally out of the realm of education. >> it makes me feel a little safer. >> at least a dozen schools nationwide have approved school staff to carry weapons but there have been problems. in 2014, two educators accidentally shot themselves on campus. the number in ecuador expected to climb. some survivors being pulled away from the rubble. the magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit saturday evening, flattening buildings, destroying roads.
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thousands are hurt. it's not clear how many are still missing. in japan, cleanup is slow beginning after two quakes struck there over the past few days. 42 people died and the destruction is having a ripple effect on the country's economy. toyota, nissan and honda all have stopped making vehicles because of supply problems. quick heads up for anybody who takes kelly drive. some changes are coming your way today. the road will be milled and a curb ramp will be installed. that means lane restrictions today through saturday. the work will not be done during the morning or afternoon rush hours. keep that in mine. you may also run into painting crews on the blue route, the schuylkill expressway and i-95. penndot will be using more than 114,000 gallons of yes lone and white traffic line paint to cover state highways in the
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philly area. today and tomorrow, crews will work from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on 476 between the pennsylvania turnpike and i-95 in montgomery and delaware county. >> just what you need on a monday morning p. speaking of the highways, let's check in with jessica boyington. >> she'sç watching 309. what do you see? rps we don't see the backups yet with construction or lane painting as well. route 309 around the pa turnpike, no problems here. you can see all traffic moving along nicely without any of those backups. we also are watching a lot of construction in the area as well. that construction on 422 has actually cleared out of the way. right between trooper road and route 202. we're watching in tredyffrin township, 2752 is closed between yellow springs road and valley forge road. that's ongoing as well. here's the schuylkill expressway right through the conshohocken curve. no problems in either direction right now. eastbound drive time into center city from the blue route to the vine street expressway of 13 minutes.
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average speeds are into the 60s. more updates when i come back in the next ten minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 18 minutes after 5:00. our skies are clear. the temperatures are coming down. but they've been climbing offer the last few days. all of our neighborhoods have seen a pretty good warmup. at this hour, the temperatures are coming down. those numbers at the got o the screen, that's your seven-day forecast. one seven-day forecast for each part of our viewing area. the school spot at south jersey, 37 degrees. millville is report that. the jersey shore, 50 degrees and 50 in philadelphia. the lehigh valley is in the 40s right now. a few of the suburbs are running warmer at 54 degrees. there's variation in philadelphia, too. not everybody is seeing is the same temperature. 57 degrees in west mount arie. society hill at 41. 41 in somerton.
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there's a chill in the air. look what happens during the day today. this is your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. we broke it down into different zones. and then neighborhoods within those zones. 81 this afternoon for ssomerton. philadelphia 80 degrees this afternoon. the phillies got an evening game, 75 degrees. the mets come to town. they beat the nationals last night in extra innings. 65 degrees. it turns cooler for tuesday evening's game. even chillier for wednesday evening. there is some change ahead. you may have noticed that on the seven-day forecast at theç botm of the screen. pennsylvania suburbs today, 78 degrees for phoenixville. look at reading at 80 degrees this afternoon. and delaware, south jersey and the jersey shore will see temperatures climbing. there's variation here. hadden field up to 79 degrees. the shore will see a sea breeze during the afternoon. low 70s for wildwood, near the 70 degree mark for atlantic city. dewey beach, 78 degrees this afternoon with nothing but
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sunshine for wilmington and a few thin clouds for delaware. that's for today. that's the seven-day at the bottom of the screen. you may have noticed a chance of rain on that seven-day. we're completely clear this morning. look to the south. that is texas with heavy rainfall. in dallas and in houston and the potential for this in our area will come at the very end of the week. some of that heavy rainfall and possibility of thunderstorms, too. you can see it on the futurecast. over the next 24 hours, no problem. tomorrow morning, those showers move into the midwest, into illinois and portions of missouri. and they are on the move as we go through the week. they'll be moving through the midwest. indiana by wednesday evening could see heavy showers. that's due in here. it will take some time for it to move our way but it's due in here by the end of the workweek. friday, a possibility of showers. there's your 84 today. the winds pick up tomorrow. they'll be northwesterly.
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that will cool things down for tomorrow and again on wednesday. right back in the 70s ahead of those showers on thursday. by friday afternoon we should see wet weather in the air. there's a chance we'll see the showers continue into saturday. just a chance that the weekend will see those showers. they're out of here for sunday and monday, cooler, 67 degrees. that's typical on monday for this time of year. back in the low 70s, beautiful weather, spring weather for tuesday and wednesday. vai, rosemary? all right, thank you, will. 21 past 5:00 a.m. this monday morning. 50 degrees in philadelphia. the final push, democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are making one last appeal to voters in new york ahead of tomorrow's primary. hear why sanders and his supporters are going after clinton over her@olatest fund-raising effort. plus, today is the deadline to file your tax returns. we'll tell you how you can get an extension if you need more time.
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if you didn't already know, today is tax day. the clock is ticking down to midnight. the filing deadline. the normal april 15th deadline is changed because friday was a public holiday in washington, d.c. the irs doesn't enforce the deadline if april 15th falls on a holiday or a weekend. the irs says it expect more than 5 million returns to be filed today alone. as of april 8th, almost 82 million taxpayers received their
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refunds. the irs expects more than 13 million people to ask for an extension. you can request a six-month extension but that's only for filing. you still have to pay what you owe. the fastest way to file is through their free file link. you can also request an extension through a paid tax preparer. a certain kind of car appears to be losing popularity. landon dowdy is here to explain in this morning's cnbc business news. our small cars running out of gas. new data from edmonds shows consumer pumping the brakes on sedans. sedan car sales were down in the first quarter. industry experts are seeing a shift with suv and crossover vehicles. auto analysts are optimistic strong momentum will continue. on wall street, the markets could be headed for a down day
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after the dow posted its best data in more than a month. on friday, the dow closing down 27 points to 17,897. the nasdaq falling 7 to 4,938. rosemary, back over to you. >> landon dowdy with cnbc. thanks for that,ç landon. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clear skies, the temperatures have cooled down to 50 degrees in philadelphia. we're in for lots of sunshine today and a huge warmup, too. i have your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington watching first alert traffic. we're watching the new jersey turnpike right now. no problems. especially if you're headed towards delaware, heading over the delaware memorial bridge. that's what we're looking at right now, around exit 1. no volume or backups there. that's what a lot of our majors look like. we'll update you on those when i'm back at 5:30. good morning, preps under way at the wells fargo center.
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the playoff logo there. we'll tell you about a special tribute to late owner ed snider coming up. a new chapter begins for a local school that was forced to shut down after mold issues. we'll tell you what's happening for cedarbrook middle school. narrator: looking out for wall street ceos -
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that's what congressman sestak did. sestak was one of only eight democrats to join republicans to allow ceos of bailed out banks to pay themselves unlimited bonuses using bailout money. an "outrage," according to newspapers. for working families - katie mcginty for senate. she'll invest in education, not ceo bonuses. and fight for pay equity for women. helping families - not wall street. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today," officer shot, two men are in custody this morning after a philadelphia police officer was hit in the line of duty. we'll explain exactly what was happening before the gunfire and update you on the officer's condition. flyers back home. down 2-0 in their playoff series, the black and orange hope to turn it around tonight as they get ready for their playoff home game. speaking of the flyers, here's a live look at the wells fargo center. not exactly hockey weather today. that's all right. temperatures are expected to be up to 80 this afternoon in philly. we'll take it. >> not hockey weather at all. >> that's okay. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with our neighborhood weather. it's a brand new thing we have. you have toç see this, neighborhood by neighborhood. it really has a different meaning now. >> yes, this time of


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