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york. we'll tell you what's at stake ahead of primaries in our area. suspect in custody. we'll tell you about a man who shot an officer and what charges he could be facing. >> simmons motioned to the crowd. >> the flyersers are on the brink of elimination but it's the fans making the headlines today. not a good sight. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 5:00 a.m. 55 degrees outside. let's begin with first alert meteorologist bill henley and his neighborhood weather forecast. bill? >> that 55 you mentioned, that's in philadelphia right now. a few high clouds. it's not as chilly as it was yesterday at this time. 56 degrees by 7:00. then a big warmup. we'll see sunshine and a few passing high clouds at 68 degrees. that's philadelphia. each of our areas is different.
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look at south jersey. 43 degrees and falling. it's gotten colder in the last hour. those numbers will still be coming down. the lehigh valley, though, it's 52 degrees right now with sunshine, easton will warm to 57 degrees at 8:00 this morning. a nice warmup this afternoon. the pennsylvania suburbs at 50 degrees toç start with. we'll warm to 70 degrees in the suburbs today. south jersey 75 and even a nice warmup for the jersey shore, 70. it will be breezy, in fact, we'll see winds gusting to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. that's going to make a pretty good difference come tonight. you can check out what's ahead anytime i'm on the air. there's the seven-day forecast for each part of our area, scrolling at the bottom of the screen. back in ten minutes with your hour by hour forecast and detailed look at the neighborhoods. right now, jessica boyington watching first alert traffic. jessie? >> right, bill, we're updating you on the vine street expressway. if you take the vine street expressway for your morning commute, we're back open for
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business. watch for construction crews in the area just in case. for the most part, you're okay heading westbound or eastbound. connecting the schuylkill and 95. we had ongoing construction between broad street and the schuylkill. there's downed wires out in new jersey on route 50 headed southbound, south of the atlantic city expressway. the right shoulder is getting by. no big delays there. something to use caution with and trafing through. all of those construction workers on site. more updates when i'm back in ten. >> now to decision 2016. a few of the presidential candidates will be campaigning in our area today. their focus will still be on the new york primary, which is today. >> it's a critical state to win for candidates like donald trump and bernie sanders. of course, trump is trying to get closer to a nomination while sanders hopes to gain on hillary clinton. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in the digital operations center. why is new york so important to the delegate count? >> vai and tracy, we've been
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hearing a lot about new york in recent days. a big state, especially for republicans. because if one of the candidates gets a majority of votes today, then he stands to get all of the delegates, 95 up for grabs in the empire state. going into today's contest, front-runner donald trump needs to win 61% of remaining delegates to secure the nomination. if he wins all of the delegates today, then he needs only to win 57% of the remaining delegates. ted cruz, meantime, would have to win 98% and john kasich would have to win 140%. in aç nutshell, it complicated things quite a bit for cruz and gives kasich no shot at a first-round nomination. donald trump hit a new high in a republican national poll. according to nbc news and "the wall street journal," trump now has 40% backing from gop primary voters. cruz is at 35% and kasich has 24% of the vote. we'll look more into what pennsylvania and delaware mean
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to the race when i see you in the 6:00 hour. lots to talk about here, guys. live in the digital operations center, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> indeed, matt. senator cruz will hold an election night watch party in philadelphia as he waits for new york's results to come in. he's currently polling in third in new york right now. now to the democrats, who have their eye on the prize right here in the state of pennsylvania. >> bernie sanders will hold a rally at penn state tomorrow night while hillary clinton is scheduled to campaign in polls have clinton ahead of bernie sanders in new york by a large margen. bernie sanders spoke to a crowd of about 8,000 people on long island talking about his brooklyn roots. said his campaign is making the establishment very nervous. a recent nbc/"wall street journal" poll has clinton in the lead over sanders by just two points. you can see it there. now, the primary locally, pennsylvania and delaware primaries are now just a week away, april 26th. new jersey voters go to the polls on june 7th.
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if you want the most comprehensive coverage on decision 2016, check out the nbc 10 app or nbc10.com. right now, read about donald trump's latest rally in new york. it was in buffalo where he had an unfortunate slip of the tongue while talking about the 9/11 attacks. and now in custody, that's what philadelphia police are saying about the man who allegedly shot an officer in the line of duty. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for us at philadelphia police headquarters this morning. katy, what do we know about the suspect? >> detectives, vai, tell us that the suspect who is in custody behind me at police headquarters, detectives say he is speaking with them and they expect to charge him later this morning with attempted murder of a police officer. we've also learned that the suspect, 23-year-old scottç griffin has a long criminal history. now, griffin has 14 prior arrests, according to court records, for things like drugs, weapons and theft.
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this is philadelphia police arresting him yesterday afternoon after an hour's long manhunt in the shooting of officer james mccollough sunday night. officer mccollough interrupted a carjacking with griffin and another suspect. griffin had been in jail less than a week ago. he was let go off a judge cited lack of evidence because several witnesses did not show up to testify. and that allowed griffin back on the street to carry out this weekend's carjacking, police say where he shot officer mccollough in the leg. >> he's exhausted. he was up all night long, adrenaline, probably mostly, which is understandable. we need to let him get some rest. >> reporter: he'll be getting much needed rest. late last night he was released from penn presbyterian hospital. coming up in the next hour, we'll show you exactly how he was driven home. reporting live outside police headquarters, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. we pivot to the quest for
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the cup which brought out the worst in some flyers fans. take a look. show some class, that was the flyers public address announcer scolding philadelphia fans. this hit caused frustrations to boil over on and off the ice. fans tossing free wristbands they received at the start of the game. right wing wayne simmons even asked the fans to settle down. the refs i had the team with a delay of game penalty. flyers fans are reacting strongly to the game. we want to hear what you have to say about this. do you think fans were out of lane? tweet us your reaction and we will, of course, tweet you back. boy it was ugly. the flyers started out strong, scored the gym's first goal. >> we had high hopes. >> everybody was excited and then off the table. >> caps scored five power-play goals on their way to a 6-1 win. flyers try to avoid a sweep when
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they hit the ice tomorrow at the wells fargo center. >> we made the city of philadeláhia our city. coming up in the next half hour, we'll be live at the wells fargo center with more on the game an a special ceremony in honor of flyers founder and chairman ed snider. in other news now, 5:08. a new report answers some questions about this month's deadly amtrak derailment. federal investigators say the backhoe was authorized to be on the track. the ntsb says the track the backhoe was operating on was shut down for maintenance periodically over a four-day period. experts point to communication failures as a possible reason for the crash. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 82 degrees yesterday afternoon. today, not so hot. but it's going to be a nice warmup, in spite of bright sunshine. the wind will be blowing. the temperatures instead of 80s like we saw yesterday afternoon will be in the middle 70s.
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the wind that's blowing today is going to bring in even cooler air for tomorrow morning. not much relief. the pollen is on the high side. at least we'll enjoy sunshine. the winds will get started later this morning, 15 mile-an-hour winds in philadelphia and coatesville, stronger for wilmington and dover and gusts possibly as high as 30 miles an hour this afternoon. that will combine to keep temperatures cooler during the day today. south jersey, 72 degrees this afternoon, haddonfield, 75. atlantic city, up to 70 degrees with bright sunshine, for delaware and wilmington and dover, middle 70s after morning temperatures in the 50s today. we will see sunshine. no sign of wet weather for the next few days. you can see that at the seven-day forecast. towards the end of the week, that will be changing. 68 tomorrow. there's the cooldown. you'll feel in the morning, too, with morning temperatures running cooler than this morning tomorrow. a warmup thursday. the winds, they'll be stronger
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on thursday but it's the southwesterly wind pushing us into the 70s for philadelphia and delaware. here comes the chance of showers at the end of the workweek. it will still be mild for friday, 76 degrees in philadelphia and in delaware. then a little cooler but at least the sunshine will be back as we head into the weekend. i'll take you through the entire the seven-day when i'm back with the ten-day outlook. >> see you then, bill. if you're heading out the door, this is a good time to get out. >> let's check, find out, start with the schuylkill expressway. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching that. >> it usually is a good time to get out, especially on the schuylkill expressway. we know how fickle that can be. we're watching around montgomery drive. no big delays in either direction. we have a great drive time headed into center city, a 13-minute trip from the blue route to the vine street expressway. average speeds into the 60s. the vine street expressway is back open as well. we were closed this morning with
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ongoing construction. here's 95 through delaware, north or southbound, a ten-minute trip at the most from 295 to 495. in philadelphia, on passyunk between 61st street and 28th street. that's reduced to two leans. not a closure, just reduced to two. small delays behind that. for the most part, everything run on time or close to schedule for mass transit, septa, patco, amtrak, new jersey transit and d.a.r.t. will be a good way to go today. taking military action. u.s. secretary of defense ash carter is announcing a new strategy to combat terror after making a surprise visit to the middle east. we'll tell you how it impacts our troops. plus, not worth the risk. hear about septa's warning to people this time of year, especially if they're taking pictures. narrator: looking out for wall street ceos -
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at 5:14. 55 degrees outside. breaking news out of philadelphia's kensington neighborhood. police are looking for the person who slashed a woman's neck. the victim is in critical condition. she collapsed on frankford avenue just before 3:00 a.m. detectives are knocking on doors trying to see if there are any witnesses. so far, no suspects or a motive. actress doris roberts has died.ç you may remember her from "everybody loves raymond." she passed away in her sleep sunday night in los angeles. she won five emmys for her work. she was 90 years old.
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from our jersey shore bureau now, check your bill if you're an atlantic city electric customer. you may be getting money back. this month and into may, customers will see a credit of $113. the company says it's the result of the merger last month between exelon and pepco holdings, the parent company of atlantic city electric. happening today, the city of philadelphia, septa and penndot want riders and drivers to give input on roosevelt boulevard. the city is beginning a program to make roosevelt boulevard safer and more accessible. there will be a forum tonight at 6:00 at the lenfest center on north 10th street. tracks are for trains, not photo shoots. >> we've probably seen these pictures pop up on social media. septa officials say the warmer weather often brings amateur and professional photographers to the train tracks for that perfect picture. but shooting video or taking selfies on septa's train tracks can be dangerous because a train
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could come on any track at any time in any direction and they say a picture just is not worth the risk. we are now just 12 days away from the blue cross broad street run. >> and the nbc 10 telemundo 62 team practiced yesterday along kelly drive. keith jones, jessica boyington, she's out there doing her staff. marshal harris, kristen casarez and dan stan from our digital team taking a run, getting ready. >> our girl is in there. >> i know. i love it. more than 500 people entered to win the blue cross broad street run bibs and run with our nbc 10 ten. here are the three winners, rebekar espiritu, jessica esswein, and marc bughman.
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jessica will be ready. we'll be cheering her çon. >> she went to represent the morning team. that's what i'm talking about. >> thank goodness for her. all i'm saying. >> i got tricked into this a few days ago. >> i saw the boss coming to see you that day. i scooted out of the studio. >> he said who's athletic? i said, me. then i realized, no. it's awkward to watch yourself run on top of that. >> represent us. >> we'll finish, at least that's what is going to happen. or i'll beat keith jones. not sure yet. 422 another trooper road, doing okay so far. no delays eastbound to the schuylkill expressway. speeds into the 60s. we're watching construction also on kelly drive. that's headed westbound between sedgely drive and brewery hill drive. the right lane will be closed for about another hour or so, until about 6:30 this morning. over in tredyffrin township,
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more construction, route 252 is closed between silver spring road and valley forge road. no scheduled openings on the tacony palmyra or the burlington bristol. heading into philadelphia over the walt or the ben, no problems. mass transit is also on time. i'll be back in ten minutes with updates for your morning drive. now nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> getting a cool start this morning, but not a chilly start for the entire area, mainly clear skies. just a few high clouds in the pennsylvania suburbs, lehigh valley, philadelphia and south jersey. down to 43 degrees right now in south jersey. at the bottom of the screen, that's the seven-day forecast for each part of our area scrolling each time i'm on the air. this morning in philadelphia, 51 degrees. close to 60 for society hill. for the shore, temperatures in the middle 50s.
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inland, you'll find cooler temperatures. no sign of the 30s we saw in south jersey yesterday. we'll get lots of sunshine. as you can see, a nice warmup during the day today. but there is some wind ahead. and the wind will keep us cooler overall than yesterday. philadelphia, 8:00 this morning, 60 çdegrees. by noontime, 70 and then not much of a warmup as the winds will be coming out of the northwest this afternoon. could be gusting to 30 miles an hour. pennsylvania suburbs starting off in the 50s, slowly warming to the 70 degree mark later on. for the lehigh valley, 65 degrees at lunch time. you'll feel the winds at that hour in the lehigh valley. the winds will be blowing in delaware and south jersey, too. 50s to start with, low 70s by lunch time. at the shore, actually a warmer day than yesterday. that is a land breeze. the wind is coming over the land which will warm it up instead of the cool ocean. 72 degrees by lunch time. and close to that at 4:00 this afternoon.
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that's today, hour by hour. radar and satellite completely clear. we'll see a few high clouds but no sign of wet weather until later this week. you can see it on the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. it's part of a system that's moving into the midwest. by tomorrow morning, look at the rainfall in missouri and into nebraska, iowa. that will be on the move. that system slowly moving into the eastern u.s. by early thursday morning, the showers moving into the ohio valley. they're destined for our area by thursday evening, late in the evening, wet weather falling in western pennsylvania. and then they finally arrive on friday. until then, we will be dry. all right. the seven-day at the bottom of the screen. here's your exclusive ten-day outlook. 70s today, cooler tomorrow. 68 degrees, the high temperature. it will be windier today. that's the wind that is bringing in the cool air that we'll feel tomorrow in the morning and the afternoon. 40s to start with again on
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thursday. instead of a northwesterly wind, the wind will be blowing on thursday. it will be southwesterly. a charge of showers on friday. should be done by the weekend. dry for sunday. by monday, a little bit cooler, high of 65 degrees. then a chance we'll see more showers for tuesday, wednesday and possibly into thursday. >> thank you, bill. temperatures in the mid-50s right now at 21 past 5:00. back under oath we have a live report from boston to break down what will happen today in bill cosby's defamation lawsuit and 1ñ camille, is involved. plus, how confident are you in your savings? we'll tell you about a new report that's showing a big shift for americans, especially between age groups.
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24 minutes past 5:00 right now. a new survey finds more americans are feeling financially insecure. landon dowdy is here with more on that as she gives us a check of this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon. >> hi, tracy. good morning to you. financial security worries are growing. a bankrate.com survey finding that a third of americans are less comfortable with savings from a year ago. it's the highest rate since december 2014. on wall street, futures are higher this morning. this after seeing the highest closes of the year yesterday. it comes as the heaviest period of earnings season began. some of the big names, due to
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report quarterly numbers with the likes of goldman sachs, johnson & johnson, intel and yahoo!. the dow closed up 106 points to 18,004, the nasdaq up 21 to 4,960. tracy, back over to you. >> landon dowdy, thanks. now your first alert weather. >> not as chilly as yesterday. it varies neighborhood by neighborhood and center city seeing just a few high clouds overhead. the wind is going to be a big player during the day today. i'll have your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast coming up. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we're watching the boulevard right now. which is right around 17th street. everybody moving along just fine, as you can see, most of the majors still look like this. it's early for delays but we'll update you on more of them when i'm back at 5:30. city versus state. we'll tell you about the fight between new jersey and atlantic city officials and how millions of tax dollars are now the
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>> big hit, knocking him into the boards. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," on the brink. the flyers are just one loss away from being eliminated. and the frustration ran high on and off the ice at the wells fargo center. the man who allegedly shot a philadelphia police officer during an attempted theft is now behind bars. we're live with detail on the suspect and what he could be facing today. we're off to another mild start this morning. a live look at the philadelphia skyline where we are off to a tuesday morning in the 50s and expect temperatures to climb into the 70s today. we'll get you exact temperature predictions in just a second. just about 5:30. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. i may be mistaken but i think it may be warmer today than it was yesterday at this time. >> i do not remember the last time you were mistaken, vai. you are absolutely right. the temperatures are not as
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cold. for example, yesterday morning in south jersey we saw temperatures in the 30s. it's got cooler, it's chilly this morning, south jersey in the clear, 43 degrees. starting to brighten up in the lehigh valley. sunshine will be nice and bright. the temperature that's at 52 degrees will warm into the 70s. the wind will be blowing in philadelphia at 55 degrees, it will warm up just a agree at 7:00. look at the 10:00 hour, 68 degrees. there will be high clouds moving through. it will stay dry during the day today. as far as high temperatures areç concerned, pretty good warmup this afternoon. won't be the 80s like we saw yesterday. the pennsylvania suburbs, lehigh valley, right up to 70 degrees, 75 at south jersey and the jersey shore, 70 degrees this afternoon. and that 74 degrees, that's about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. if you've been watching the bottom of the screen, that's the seven-day forecast for each part of our area. you can see it will be cooler tomorrow. we'll talk about why when i come

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