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next hour. they expect to see clinton speak between 6:30 and 8:00, she'll be right up on that stage. this is her second appearance in philadelphia today. the earlier one is invitation-only. this is the one that's more open. a lot of people expecting5b0uñ e the candidate in person tonight. >> hrc 2016. >> reporter: people clan lining -- began lining up hours ago. they grabbed buttons, t-shirts an signs that they had for sale out in front. they're hoping events like this will help continue momentum. we're told the candidate will talk about raising incomes for pennsylvania families. they tell us they're excited to interact with secretary. >> the excitement going and also just a historical event. we can say we were there, take pictures and be part of it. >> reporter: been here since i got off work early. i want to hear what she has to
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say about gun violence in philadelphia. >> they say she's not a good campaigner. she says she's not a good campaigner. so i'm really curious to see how she works the crowd. >> reporter: clinton is pulling ahead of bernie sanders, her opponent. in pennsylvania right now, and pennsylvania is the state that has the most delegates up for grabs of all the contests that vote next tuesday. we'll be here covering clinton as she speaks at this event. we're live in the fillmore in fishtown, drew smith, nbc 10 news. clinton isn't done with pennsylvania. >> yeah, she has three more stops across the state friday. bernie sanders is taking the day off from the campaign trail after his loss in new york. but tomorrow he'll make campaign stops in scranton and reading. the sanders camp says next week is a big one and they'll re-examine the campaign based on how sanders does here in the keystone state, also down in first state, that's delaware and other states holding primaries on tuesday.
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but most people think he'll stay in the race no matter what happens. sanders still has some work to do as well if he wants to win in pennsylvania. today's new poll from monmouth university shows clinton with a 13-point lead. all three republican candidates are also campaigning in pennsylvania this week. the latest monmouth poll has donald trump leading by 16 points over ted cruz, with john kasich in a close third. ted cruz held a rally at an antique car museum in hershey today where he mocked donald trump's win in his home state of new york. then he told the crowd that trump and the media want to convince them that pennsylvania is a suburb of manhattan. >> oh, that's their telling, manhattan has spoken and pennsylvania will quietly follow into obedience. you know what? i've got a lot more faith in the people of pennsylvania. >> the senator's wife heidi cruz was also in our area today.
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nbc 10 at freedom park in medford, burlington county, where she held a meet and greet with voters early this afternoon. mrs. cruz also campaigned in north jersey. she was set to visit the state back in march but had to reschedule. after his huge victory in$@ new york, donald trump will campaign in pennsylvania and delaware over the next two days. he'll be in harrisburg tomorrow and harrington, delaware on friday. john kasich is headed to the philadelphia suburbs. he has campaign events in media and king of prussia tomorrow. nbc 10 will have full coverage as we get closer to tuesday's primary. you can follow the candidates here and on the nbc 10 app. right now at 5:00, the eagles make a bold move just days before the draft. >> they'll now get the second overall pick, but they had to give up a lot more to get this deal. randy gyllenhaal has been asking fans what they think of this. i'm sure you've heard a lot of
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opinions. >> reporter: it's rolling the dice. there is a chance they could get a franchise quarterback out of this potentially, but there's no guarantee. they're giving up a lot. we asked the fans at the chicky & pete's what they thought. a lot of them worry the team is giving up just too much. >> there will be some unique opportunities. >> reporter: fast reaction from fans watching the news at the bar. a mix of cautious optimism -- >> i think they need to change. >> reporter: -- and some downright frustration and fear. >> they're sacrificing too much. they're back to the old moves, chip kelly. >> reporter: the eagles will get the second overall pick, but they'll have to sell off future prospects. it's all reminding some fans of 1999 when the birds drafted a young quarterback named donovan mcnabb to much skepticism. >> the people were very unhappy. i remember watching that and thinking, hey, welcome to philadelphia. >> reporter: some fans even booed the future mvp, but it all paid off with a trip to the
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super bowl. >> great foundation off of that risky move there. >> reporter: the eagles insist this risk is the right call. >> we decided that moving up to the second pick was the right move for our franchise. >> reporter: they'll either draft carson wentz, a prospect from north dakota, or jared goff who played college ball at california. >> i don't think this is a great move for the eagles. i think they should be going for linemen to protect the quarterback. >> reporter: you know, all of this comes just a year after the birds made another huge trade to acquire sam bradford. he's supposed to be the starter but a lot of questions from fans on what his role should be if the birds do get another quarterback. randy gyllenhaal. >> nbc 10 is your official eagles station. watch our draft day special next week. exclusive interviews with the team's new decisionmakers, live guests and analysis from
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football hall of famers. eagles draft day airs thursday, april 28th. tune in at 7:00. well, your first alert weather. today felt a lot cooler. temperatures will climb close to 80 again this week. and we'll see some rain as well. >> meteorologist sheena parveen is tracking it for us in our first alert neighborhood weather. >> a beautiful day today. nice and dry still but of course that means the pollen levels are still very high and your neighborhood weather, of course, so we can zoom around, show you your neighborhood forecast, a lot more specific with the seven-day also scrolling at the bottom of the screen all the time. again, it's not just one seven-day forecast whether you live in pennsylvania, new jersey or delaware, many different seven days for you here at the bottom of your screen. in philadelphia right now, clear skies, 70 degrees. a very light wind. so it feels very much like spring outside. i'm sure you've noticed it with the pollen out there, too, you can already see it on the cards.
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temperatures in the mid-60s for pennsylvania suburbs, 63 for parts of jersey. in philadelphia your neighborhood temperatures mostly in the low 70s. 70 society hill, 70 west mt. airy, fox chase coming in at 71 degrees, russellton 71 degrees. very comfortable right now. take a look at the planner, by 9:00 p.m. allentown mid-50s, quakertown 54 for reading, 57 in wilmington by 9:00 p.m. and clearer skies so it will be cool. early tomorrow morning, though, most of the area will be in the 40s, but some interior sections of atlantic county and parts of burlington could see patchy frost. a cool clear start to your day tomorrow. a little bit warmer by the afternoon. we'll take a look at this forecast. also rain heading our way for friday. i'll show you the timing coming up. right now at 5:00, police in upper darby found a gun inside of a locker at bonner and
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prendergast high school. school administrators told nbc 10 ta they got a tip that a student brought a gun and drugs to school. there was a lockdown while police searched the school and found bullets and marijuana as well. no word on any arrests. the lockdown was lifted after the gun was discovered. repairs to the delaware memorial bridge were causing a traffic mess out there. the span from new jersey over to delaware has been reduced to one lane to cut down the weight on the bridge. work is being done to three suspension cables that need to be repaired immediately. nbc 10's tim furlong is live with the latest on the repairs and how long drivers will have to put up with the mess. a woman accused in a deadly hit and run in bensalem last year was officially charged in court today. jennifer coyle made no comment as she walked into the courthouse. prosecutors say she hit and killed andrew miller who was walking along state road on october 28th. she turned herself in the next day telling police that she thought she hit a deer.
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today the trial began for the man accused of killing his girlfriend at a millersville university. jury selection got under way at the lancaster county courthouse today for the trial of gregorio orrostieta. he's accused of murdering his girlfriend karlie hall in her dorm room last year. hall was a student at millersville. orrostieta, prosecutors say he beat and strangled her last february. reports show he called 911 and was giving hall cpr when medics arrived. but prosecutors say hall had been dead for hours. switching gears. listen to this. a computer glitch forced school districts across new jersey to cancel standardized testing today. students in at least nine districts were supposed to take the parc testing. for some reason when students logged up, it just didn't work. the exam tests students between third and 11th grades.
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batter. you. it was media day today for the 19th annual richie ashburn memorial home runs for heart events. a two-day derby contest in may will give philly fans a chance to live their dream and try to hit one out of the park all for a good cause. comcast sportsnet john clark got his chance behind home plate today. there he is up at bat. i had the chance to take a few swings as well. this picture is from my at-bat. sheena parveen was representing the ladies. and you know what? we both won. sheena for the ladies and me for the guys. >> congratulations. both of you representing the station. >> but it was also great to be out there for the heart association. and the weather. >> win-win all around. we heard about ticks causing lyme disease. now people think tick bites may be giving them a new type of allergy. this is coming up as well. a philadelphia nun faces her punishment. today she was found guilty of driving under the influence by
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now to the latest on the water crisis in flint, michigan. today the state attorney general announced felony charges for three people in connection with the lead contamination of the city's water supply. two state environmental officials and the man who ran the flint water treatment plant
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now face criminal charges which include misconduct, neglect of duty and tampering with evidence. >> they had a duty to protect the health of families and citizens of flint. they failed. >> arraignment dates have not been set for any of the three men. meanwhile, a group of senate democrats introduced a bill aimed at funding a lead relief program. the proposed bill would provide $70 billion over the next ten years for water infrastructure. pennsylvania senator bob casey was among those backing the measure. a growing number of cases of meat and dairy allergies in the u.s. >> now doctors believe they could be the result of a tiny tick bite. tonight nbc "nightly news" will bring you the story of a woman who can no longer eat beef, pork, lamb or dairy products. it all started after she was bitten by a lone star tick. doctors say she developed something called alpha gow
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syndrome. >> the fact that a small tick the size of a pinhead could cause such a traumatic effect and have such a -- i guess make a dramatic difference in my life and the fact that i can't eat any any aimals with fur or their milk, so no dairy. >> researchers say tick-related meat allergies have been quietly spreading across the southern and eastern u.s. over the past two decades. but the last few years the number of cases has been steadily rising. for more details be sure to watch kristen dahlgren's report with lester holt tonight at 6:30 right here on nbc 10. back down to our coverage of decision 2016. here's another live look inside st. paul's baptist church where hillary clinton has just arrived. you see her there on the left. she'll take part in a gun violence discussion and clinton's rival bernie sanders will be in pennsylvania
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tomorrow. he has events planned in reading and scranton. clinton there in our live picture from north philadelphia also with former u.s. attorney general eric holder. the republican candidates will also descend on pennsylvania this week. >> here is jim schultz. most polls show trump with a pretty big lead in pennsylvania. do you think the other candidates can make it a real race? >> he has a pretty big lead in pennsylvania. i don't think the other candidates will make it a big race. last night both candidates had a monster evening. big wins. clinton and trump. trump comes into pennsylvania a friendly state and the other northeastern states with tremendous momentum. clinton comes into pennsylvania, friendly state with big momentum and a lot more delegates. i don't think there's any chance you're going to see folks dropping out of the race on either side. i think sanders is going to be there to continue to sustain his quest to have socialism at the seat at the table in the democrat party.
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and you'll see ted cruz and john kasich trying to steal the nomination at the convention, but the chances of getting the delegates -- the delegate math is impossible for those two. trump is clearly the front-runner. >> what will this race look like after next tuesday? do you see anyone dropping out? >> i don't see anyone dropping out of this race. like i said, i take cruz and kasich are in it. they're trying to demand that one another drop out of race, but the truth be told, neither of them can mathematically get to the number of delegates. but the only way they can do it is steal it away. >> looking ahead here, pennsylvania known as a swing state. the general election, do you see republicans or democrats having the advantage? >> pennsylvania is a swing state, but it's really been a swing state for everything but the presidency since 1998. republicans, the last time republicans won at the top of the ticket for president was 1988, and they haven't won since. there's a million more voter
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registration advantage here in pennsylvania. what i do think is that hillary clinton and donald trump, if the table's set for those two candidates, donald trump is going toy about able to garner the support of a lot of blue collar working class families and he's going to make it a race here for hillary clinton and she's going to have to spend some money here in order to win the election. >> jim schultz, we'll keeping you busy. >> take care. we'll take a right-hand turn now and bring you first alert neighborhood weather, a beautiful day outside. it sure was. nbc 10 in center city where we found philadelphia's finest walking on filbert street. it looked like they enjoyed the sunshine and spring weather. >> fishing season is here. nbc 10 also at riverfront park. this is norristown, montgomery county. but the fish weren't really biting today. sheena parveen has the first alert forecast. still plenty of time left. >> still plenty of time. you can see on the video we just showed you the water like glass.
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so not a lot of wind out there at all today. beautiful day today. temperatures are still around 70 degrees. 70 in philadelphia, 66 in coastal, 68 mt. holly. cooler along the shore. 67 degrees right now in trenton. tomorrow is going to be a really nice day. again here's a look at your neighborhood forecast. if you're in millville, morning lows will be in the 30s. you could see patchy frost in millville. along the shore in wildwood tomorrow, temperatures reaching the upper 60s, mostly sunny skies. atlantic city tomorrow, 69 degrees, mostly sunny. farther inland hammonton, a morning low of 37 degrees. patchy frost in the morning possible. trenton mid-70s tomorrow afternoon. a beautiful day and staying dry. mid-70s for norristown. and now we look at delaware, wilmington, 73 for a high tomorrow.
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74 for harrington. so beautiful day tomorrow even for the rest of the area. if you're in the philadelphia area, mt. airy, suburbs like new town and phoenixville coming in at 73, 74 degrees. lehigh, reading, bethlehem, temperatures mid to low 70s. we do have rain on the way. tomorrow will be a beautiful day. live look outside center city. but we won't see it this dry for long. the rain is out to our west. it is moving in this direction. locally we're still nice and dry. but if we zoom in here right in the middle of the country, this is the area we're expecting as we go into friday. so there you see the line of showers, even some smaller embedded heavier rain in this. and some of this could even be thunderstorms as we go into friday afternoon and friday evening. so we're going to be tracking that very closely. take a look at future weather. as we go through tonight, we do stay nice and dry. now we zoom out going into tomorrow. we still stay dry but notice the rain's getting closer, through
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the day thursday we'll be seeing increasing clouds. then as we go into friday morning into the afternoon. we'll see more rain approaching from the west. there's friday, 1:00 p.m. we could also be seeing showers move in in the afternoon. 6:00 p.m. seeing some showers, possibly thunderstorms as well. we'll be tracking that very closely even lasting into friday evening. now as far as the pollen is concerned, today its high and it's going to stay high. take a live look outside. nice dry conditions outside. that's not thelping the pollen t all. citizens bank park clear skies. this will keep that pollen up tomorrow as well. so today high pollen levels. that's what happens when we have nice weather. you get the high pollen this time of year, but come friday, with those showers moving in, it will start to drop pollen levels a little bit. but they're not going to be incredibly low. they're still going to be high as we go through the weekend. either way enjoy the weather, rain friday. that forecast coming up, too. >> much needed rain.
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>> much needed rain finally we're getting it, but it doesn't look like it will linger over the weekend. >> good. >> more showers hopefully mean may flowers. hillary clinton at one event in philadelphia. now here's the crowd waiting to get into her next event. skyforce 10 is live over the fillmore in fishtown where clinton will speak later tonight. you can watch that event and the one she's holding right now that are streaming live on the nbc 10 app. a little child with big dreams. dwight evans. first a community activist. a legislator at 25. always looking out for us. he worked to create a thriving commercial district. and he's brought new grocery stores to underserved areas. dwight evans is committed to revitalizing neighborhoods in all of philadelphia. he'll be a block by block congressman for us. i'm dwight evans and i'm proud to approve this message.
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this is nbc 10 news. right now at 5:00, a philadelphia nun faces her punishment. today in court a judge found her guilty of driving drunk. nbc 10 was the first to show you this dash cam video of that nun's field sobriety test. >> the nun trying to blame what happened on prescription sleeping pills, but the judge said he did not buy it. nbc 10's south jersey bureau reporter cydney long has more from the courtroom. >> reporter: guilty of driving drunk. this dash cam video of sister kimberly miller's november 7th dui arrest was key for the judge. today he dismissed the defense argument that sister miller took ambien for chronic arthritis after drinking wine at a book signing and as a result was asleep behind the wheel. instead he said her conduct, strong odor of alcohol and cops
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who testified she was drunk proved the case. >> she's obviously very upset. she's in tears. she's crying. and she's upset because she knows what happened that night, and you know, i think the conviction doesn't bother her as much as the judge not believing her. >> i had her as a teacher myself. i thought she was amazing. everyone loved her. wanted to have her as a teacher. >> reporter: word traveled quickly to philly's little flower catholic high school where students are praying sister kim can put this ordeal in the rearview mirror. >> i hope she can come back. everybody here will welcome her. >> reporter: miller got in the passenger seat after paying $650 in fines, a 90-day license suspension begins now. attorney jeff lindy has 20 days but doesn't think they'll appeal. he has to handle what they call a catch 22. >> sister kim in new jersey doesn't have a criminal record
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because it's not a crime. penndot says if it's not a crime, they can't suspend your license. >> reporter: without turning over her license in p.a., new jersey wouldn't recognize she's abiding by the law. together with the little flower high school for girls the philadelphia arch die o seegs is reviewing today's ruling and will notify the schools and families here if and when sister kim can return to the classroom. >> everyone makes mistakes. i feel like everyone should just accept everything that happened and move on because she's such a great person. >> reporter: from washington township, cydney long, nbc 10 news. right now at 5:00, take a look at this. this is the backup drivers are facing tonight as they try to get over the delaware memorial bridge. >> the reason those repairs were supposed to take place a few hours yesterday could now last a few days. nbc 10 delaware reporter tim furlong following the very latest for us. what a headache out there. >> reporter: yeah, i'll tell you. cure qulosty always does me in.
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i thought today how bad could it be driving over there. so i did it. it was so bad i decided to go up to a different bridge just to avoid the gridlock coming back. right now the delaware memorial bridge is not a great way to get from new jersey to delaware. >> is there an accident? >> reporter: most drivers stuck in the backup didn't know why it was backed up. but it sure was bad. >> i've never seen something like that. i would call it a parking lot. >> reporter: those who weren't at the full stop were crawling. >> maybe a mile and a half in an hour. >> reporter: her hopefully future employer was cool about it. no, they knew it already. i sat in traffic already for an hour after the toll bridge. and i'm going home. i'm going to have to reschedule. >> reporter: inspectors working on one damaged vertical suspension cable found problems with two other cables. that meant they immediately had to reduce the weight on the bridge by closing all but one lane. >> hardly unfortunate part about
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it is that the traffic has to go down to one lane. we're very confident of the fact that the weekend's coming, we need to address this issue. >> reporter: convenience is now taking a backseat to safety. drivers probably now wish they had checked google maps before they left home. they would have seen a ton of red high traffic lines even flowing back over the on ramps and side streets. they would have then know to take the commodore perry bridge, too late for the family heading down to north carolina. >> we might not get there any time this century. you're talking about two to three-hour delays because that's what it looks like right now. >> reporter: so as you come back live, you're looking live at the slow moving single-file line coming from new jersey into delaware. that is after the construction site. so the fluid situation. i'm told the work will continue for the next several days, but you should consider yourself warned. if you had family or friends north of here and they'll come down through the area, you might want to warn them to try the walt whitman or the commodore
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perry. nowhere near the problems. i'm glad i didn't try to come back over this bridge right here. happily on the smooth sailing side of the bridge, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. the brandywine school district in chester county has another referendum on the books. they want residents to know about. that measure would increase taxes. if it doesn't pass, the school district faces $8 million in cuts. 3 million of those cuts would include teachers, counselors and librarians. some after-school programs would also have to go. the district is holding four meetings to help residents understand that measure. the first is being held tomorrow night. some local high school seniors just got a big boost to help whip their future careers into shape hot out of the oven, scholarships worth between 100,
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today. students had to face off in a competition. congratulations to all the winners. the bids are rolling in to run the next medical marijuana center in delaware. so far 11 applicants have been filed with the state's public health department. the state plans to open two, one in kent county, the other in sussex. the cost to file is $5,000. winners will have to pay $40,000 for a licensing fee. now to an opportunity for local veterans today to access health care providers, continuing education and career counselors. it was part of the fifth annual veterans fair hosted by philadelphia city council. the thomas payne plaza. more than 60 veteran groups came together to offer services and support to the men and women who bravely served our country. ♪ so i'm going to love you ♪ like i'm going to lose you >> meghan trainor is bringing
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her tour to the great allentown fair. the concert is saturday, september 3rd. tickets go on sale next friday. trainor was supposed to perform at last year's fair but had to cancel because of a problem with her vocal cords. she ended up undergoing surgery. well, the eagles trade up. what it means for the upcoming draft. that's still ahead at 5:00. plus a 14-year-old fights back. she barely survived a mass shooting. now doctors are calling her recover 'miracle.
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across pennsylvania, he's praised as a progressive champion with a record of reform. josh shapiro the democrats most compelling candidate for attorney general. he'll protect seniors from scams and stand up to polluting frackers.
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he's backed by law enforcement, supported by planned parenthood and he's endorsed by president obama - who says shapiro "represents the next generation of progressive leadership". democrat josh shapiro an attorney general...for us for the first time ever americans' search for bottled water is about to overtake soda. think about your favorite two-liter bottle of soda, americans are expected to drink about 48 of those bottles per year, but they're going to drink even more water. 102 liters. the trend is expected to continue as health conscious consumers shun soda for
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healthier beverage options. the $20 bill is getting a new look with a new face. the u.s. treasury is replacing president andrew jackson with harriet tubman. but jackson won't be removed completely from the bill. his image will just be moved to the back. the treasury will also be making changes to the 10 and $5 bills ready by the year 2020. someone out there is a million dollars richer tonight. >> if you played mega millions last night and bought your ticket in burlington county, it could be you. here's to hoping that's the case. this is the one stop food mart that's on church road in maple shade. 9, 28, 40, 57, 65 and the megaball was 2. the winner matched all five of those white balls. the next jackpot rolls over to $97 million. that would be nice. coming up next on nbc 10 news, at 5:00, we got a special
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visitor. >> it's the phillie phanatic. he may be looking at a new career in our weather department. >> he's actually really good. so we'll show you that video coming up. you don't want to miss it. also rain in the forecast before the week is over. so you won't want to miss this.
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temple university hospital and the gift of life donor program want to spread the word about life saving organ donations. nbc 10 in north philadelphia where they help tell the stories of people who have been saved through organ donations. it is all part of national donate life month. today's event ended with a flag raising ceremony to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. the united network for organ sharing tells us one donor can save as many as eight lives. we did some research and found out right now there are 12,000 people in new jersey, pennsylvania and delaware waiting for an organ donation. if you want to register to donate your organs, there are two ways to do it. first, you can sign up at the dmv through your driver's license or i.d. card. or you can sign up online. it doesn't cost a thing. and there is no age limit. if you're interested in organ donation, we put a link to the organ donation website in your state on nbc10.com and the nbc 10 news app.
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two months after she was hit by a bullet in a shooting rampage a michigan teenager returned home today. 14-year-old abigail cox survived a gunshot to the head when alleged gunman jason dalton went on a shooting spree in ckalama o kalamazoo. doctors thought she might be brain dead but her improvement from squeezing her mother's hand to taking her first step has left her supporters in awe. she's been undergoing intense therapy. >> she wants to be as normal as possible, she says. i have to do what i'm told to get there. >> what is the most exciting thing you're the most excited for? >> to see my friends. >> it's been a while, hasn't it? >> yeah. >> dalton is awaiting trial charged with six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. house democrats say a moment of silence is simply not enough
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to curb gun violence in america. today they have introduced a new measure that would require congress to hold hearings every time there's a moment of silence for a gun-related tragedy rather than going back to business as usual. >> this is not about taking away citizens' second amendment rights to bear arms. by changing the rules, we are setting a new standard for congress to act. >> we can't just tweet our condolences or stand on the house floor in a moment of silence and think that's the end of it. >> the rule change is expected to face an uphill battle in the republican-controlled house. closer to home at least seven people are confirmed dead after flooding in houston, texas. look at this video. at least five of those deaths involve drivers drowning in their cars. these surveillance video show the cars driving into flooded streets. houston has been paralyzed by heavy rains and flash floods over the last few days. one of the most colorful
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shows in the night sky. video released by nasa today shows a unique perspective of the northern and southern lights. the time lapse video was shot from the international space station. it shows the aurora borealis and the aurora australis from an astronaut's point of view. just beautiful. the natural phenomenon is caused by atomic particles interacting with the earth's magnetic fields. nbc 10 meteorologist sheena parveen joins us now. you had a pretty special guest with you today. >> friendly guy. yes, i had the cutest mascot you could ever imagine in our studio. he was right here. he was literally standing right here, walking around. the phillie phanatic. there he is arguing with glenn over the forecast. and here we are in front of our neighborhood weather wall. she's sneezing there. he doesn't like the pollen. i'm trying to show him what to do. he was doing a fantastic job. we would like him to come work here, but i don't think he's going to.
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this is all because of weather education day happening. there you see our makeup artist christina touching him up a little bit. he was able to get kind of treated as though he were on tv all the time doing weather. he was good pointing at the wall. he turned his back to the camera a few times so i did have to correct him. i think he did pretty good. we put him in front of the green scene, but then he disappeared because he was green. weather education day may 18th citizens bank park. we'll have a lot of students there. the weather team will be out there. we'll be doing science experiments. tell your teachers to sign up, kids, weather education day may 18th. we'll talk about that more as we get closer. don't forget the seven-day forecast always scrolling at the bottom of the screen. so you'll never miss it no matter what area you're in in pennsylvania, new jersey or delaware and our neighborhood temperatures all looking at completely clear skies. plenty of sunshine. 63 in south jersey, 68 in delaware, 70 degrees in
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philadelphia and our suburbs through pennsylvania mostly in the mid-60s. as we go over the next 12 hours, philadelphia by 10:00 p.m. dropping to 53 degrees and by early tomorrow morning and if you're in trenton, temperatures will be in the low 40s. wilmington about the mid-40s by the time you wake up and walk outside. so another really nice start to the day. and it's going to feel nice as we go through the afternoon. a little bit warmer than today. here's a look at your neighborhood weather. let's take a look at the pennsylvania sburns right now. as we zoom into chester county, temperatures mostly upper 60s here. west bradford township coming in a 66. 70 degrees in north wales. elroy coming in at 68 degrees. doyles town, 69. new hope at 68. so really comfortable day today. but we do actually have some rain on the way. we've been dry for quite a while
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now. we finally have some rain. it's all in the middle of the country. as we zoom in here, you see the showers and thunderstorm. this is allnówk coming our direction. friday is the day we're expecting rain in the area. so the weather story finally some rain relief coming. it will start to drop the pollen levels a little bit. but if you have allergies, you are still going to notice it. as we go to thursday, there you see the rain getting closer. we'll see clouds getting closer, too. clouds increasing as we go through the day on thursday. this is thursday 9:00 p.m. then more clouds moving in and the rain getting into parts of western p.a., but it won't be here till friday. friday around lunchtime, that's the time we can see maybe some thunderstorms north and west of philadelphia. i don't think it will be a huge thunderstorm outbreak, but we'll have rain with the potential for some storms, 5:00 p.m., that's a better chance of thunderstorms. maybe even moving through the philadelphia area. then by 11:00, we should see a lot of it slide into new jersey and delaware. so at least we have some rain
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coming because we do need the rain. there you see it friday, the next five days in philadelphia, tomorrow, 75 degrees, mostly sunny. friday 80 degrees. warm with some thunderstorms. saturday in philadelphia we'll be clearing out of the rain around 70. sunday looks good around 70, but if you're in south jersey, along the shore or in delaware, the rain from friday looks to be lingering into your saturday. temperatures upper 60s. a little bit cooler. but we go to sunday and we're clearing out nicely. beautiful evening shot for the area. here is a look at boathouse row. so you look at the water there on the schuylkill river. it's not moving much. looks like glass. we have the light winds out there. beautiful skies. that's why the pollen levels are so high. once the rain gets here, it will help to lower them a little bit. but it will still be high. over the weekend, those levels will still shoot back up. >> the phillie phanatic.
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>> i want to see him give a forecast. he'll be fantastic. >> he looked great doing it. he really did. he was very comfortable. he's fine so whenever he comes in here we have a lot of fun with him. weather education day may 18th citizens bank park. a lot of fun out there. it's win or go home for the flyers tonight. >> and fans have a lot to say after the eagles take a big gamble before the draft. john clark is following it all for us. yeah, this is a huge move. the eagles trading up to get the second pick in the draft and the flyers it's do or die tonight. we'll talk about it coming up next.
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across pennsylvania, he's praised as a progressive champion with a record of reform. josh shapiro the democrats most compelling candidate for attorney general. he'll protect seniors from scams and stand up to polluting frackers. he's backed by law enforcement, supported by planned parenthood and he's endorsed by president obama - who says shapiro
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"represents the next generation of progressive leadership". democrat josh shapiro an attorney general...for us a big move for the philadelphia eagles that could mold the future of the franchise. the eagles moved up. they're now the second overall pick in next week's draft, but they had to give away several picks to do it. the team has its sights set on a quarterback to lead them into the future. >> john clark joins us from the wells fargo center. there's a big game there tonight, but the eagles making big news today as well. >> yeah, the eagles have stolen the front page news here moving up to number two and they are going to get a quarterback. basically they want to find a franchise quarterback like they had with donovan mcnabb. that's the last time they drafted a quarterback in first round. he went number two in 1999. take a look at the quarterbacks that the eagles will get. it will either be jared goff or, of course, carson wentz.
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so a lot of people think the rams are going to take jared goff at number one and carson wentz from north dakota state will be your eagles quarterback at number two. now, howie roseman says they're absolutely taking a quarterback. sam bradford is still the starter. so you can look for sam bradford to probably be the starter for this coming season and maybe the next one depending on how the quarterback plays. but they want to have the opportunity for this young quarterback to come in there and learn for the first year or two so they don't have to be thrown into the fire. and that's worked before with guys like tom brady and aaron rodgers. >> let's get back to the flyers. you're live there at the wells fargo center. do or die for them tonight. >> yeah, this is absolutely it. they have to win or they're going to be eliminated. they've made a couple changes tonight. michal neuvirth will be in goal. he's only played once over the last month. he was hurt. they're not saying steve mason is the problem. they're saying this is a chance
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to wake everybody up. they're trying to get claude giroux in. jake voracek to the second line. they need to change things up to get a spark to stay alive in the series against the best team in the nhl, the capitals. i'm john clark live at the wells fargo center. we'll see you again at 6:20. big night, john. coming up next at 6:00, stopping the zika virus from ever reaching the jersey shore. this is a way that we'll find out if the virus has, in fact, gotten into those mosquitoes. up next, a firsthand look at the efforts under way to keep the jersey shore safe this summer. plus -- >> you can always have a balance between the individual's rights and public safety. >> questions answered after the shooting of a philadelphia police officer. why was the accused shooter released just days earlier on another charge? nbc 10 asks the d.a. about the events that allowed the suspect
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backyard. while hillary clinton is in philadelphia, republican ted cruz is in hershey today. gop front-runner donald trump is in harrisburg tomorrow. john kasich will be in media, delaware county. and bernie sanders expects a stop in scranton. >> there you see hillary clinton attending her first event here right now. this is a discussion with former attorney general eric holder and others. after this wraps up, clinton will speak at the fillmore theater in fishtown. drew smith is live there now. >> how is the crowd there, drew? >> everybody is getting fired up. they're excited to have this front row seat to this historic presidential primary. you take a look at the fillmore concert venue, normally the stage is reserved for a rock band. but tonight you see hillary clinton who will be here. a lot of people have been filling up the room since the doors opened around 4:30. the people who are up on the riser have t

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