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the presidential candidates travel all across pennsylvania today ahead of next week's primary. and struck down by the state. hear why new jersey lawmakers say putting dash cams on all new police cars is unconstitutional. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it's 5:00 a.m. let's begin with first alert meteorologist bill henley with his neighborhood weather forecasts, being able to show us what's happening right outside your window. >> absolutely. vai ordered up a cooler morning. are you happy with it? >> i'm happy. >> 47 degrees right now at philadelphia. suburbs have dropped into the low 40s. look at the lehigh valley. just down a degree in the last hour. 37 degrees in south jersey. delaware, we'll see nice warmup during the day today with some sunshine. in fact, a lot of sunshine to start with. partly sunny to mostly sunny skies. at 7:00, 50s. we'll be in the 70s this afternoon. you can see that with the seven-day forecast at the bottom
of the screen. in fact, each one of these locations will see a pretty good warmup. the jersey shore the exception. while south jersey warms to 71 degrees, it'll be 67 degrees at the shore. completely dry from philadelphia, the lehigh valley, and delaware. but there is some wet weather on the way. we'll take a look at where it is right now when i come back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're still watching 422 right now. an accident scene getting a little better here. we still have it on the eastbound side around 1st avenue. you can see those flashing lights and cars moving by to the right-hand side. not a lot of backup by the scene. definitely something to watch out for. also, that construction on 78 still active right now. east and westbound still closed. watch for emergency crews to try and clean this up. supposed to only be there until about 5:00 this morning. route 202 looks great right now. no problems or big delays here. ten minutes or 11 minutes at the most southbound from the schuylkill to route 30 with
speeds down into the 50s. tracy? >> all right, jessica. thanks. flyers did it. they live to see another day. >> and just two days after an ugly loss at home, the black and orange looked different team out there and grabbed their first win in the series against the capitals. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at the wells fargo center this morning. the flyers will be back on the road tomorrow, but today it's about honoring their founder. >> reporter: that's right. early this afternoon there's a celebration planned for their founder ed snyder. until then, flyers fans are still focused on last night's win. >> what a crazy game. what a great game. >> you know, i got faith in the flyers. they clearly showed up tonight. anything is possible. >> reporter: there are only four times in history where a hockey team trailing 3-0 has come back to win a series, but flyers fans
are not letting those numbers get them down. they're focused on last night's 2-1 win at the wells fargo center. it is the first win for the team since the death of their founder, ed snyder. today at the wells fargo center, players, alumni, and fans will fill the seats in honor of mr. snyder for being a trailblazer if the philadelphia sports world. that tribute begins at 1:00 p.m. it's free to the public. doors open at 11:30 later this morning. now, coming up in the next half hour, you'll hear what the flyers' team captain says is behind their win on the ice last night. that's at 5:30. reporting live in south philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, katy. also in the next half hour, we'll tell you about this scary moment with flyers play erz scott laughton. and if you can't get to the wells fargo center for the celebration of life for ed snyder, we'll have coverage beginning at 1:00 this
afternoon. switching gears, the pennsylvania and delaware primaries are just five days away. >> and three of the presidential candidates will make swings through our region today. bernie sanders will be in oaks montgomery county tonight. john kasich will appear at a rally in media and at a gop dinner and reception in king of prussia. donald trump will host a rally in harrisburg tonight. hillary clinton's campaign is hoping her two appearances in philadelphia yesterday will boost her support in the upcoming pennsylvania primary. the democratic front runner met with mothers of gun crime victims in north philadelphia. then she held a rally in fishtown. her campaign hopes to keep the momentum going after her new york primary victory. clinton talked about gun reform, mentioning shootings last weekend in philadelphia. >> police officer shot. the story that was just so heartbreaking was the father handling his gun, and it went
off and killed his 4-year-old daughter. >> police escorted several demonstrators out of clinton's rally. they were protesting a crime bill signed by president bill clinton in the 1990s. well, a lot is at stake for the candidates on both sides in next week's primaries in our area. >> let's look first at pennsylvania. 189 delegates are up for grabs. voters will also choose 54 unbound delegates who can vote for anyone they want at the convention. in delaware, 16 delegates are at stake for the republicans and 21 for the democrats. in other news in delaware county, bonner and prendergast catholic high school will operate on a normal schedule today, just a day after police found a gun in a student's locker. administrators say they got a tip that a student brought a gun and drugs to school yesterday. they also tell us the school was put on lockdown as police searched the building.
officers found bullets and marijuana. a new jersey panel has struck down a state law requiring all new police cars be equipped with dash cameras. the council on local mandates which reviews laws to make sure they're in line with the state constitution ruled the 2014 law is unconstitutional because it put a financial burden on local governments. the law created a $25 surcharge from every dui conviction to help pail for those cameras. but the council said that would not be enough to fund the mandate for cameras. and now to the latest on the water crisis in flint, michigan. >> three people are now facing criminal charges. flint utilities manager michae glasgow was charged with changing the results to make it look like there was less lead in city water than there really was. two others face charges of misconduct, conspiracy, and tampering with test results. meanwhile, a group of senate
democrats are proposing a bill for lead relief. pennsylvania senator bob casey is among those who back the measure. seven minutes after 5:00. it's getting cooler by the minute. clear skies and a little bit of a breeze blowing. it's about 47 degrees in philadelphia. 30s for south jersey. delaware is 46. pennsylvania suburbs, 42 degrees. there are some chillier spots to be found. right at 40 degrees f. chester heights at 40 degrees this morning. 39 in north wales. doylestown, 38 degrees. that's to start with. a chillier morning. we'll see a quick warmup during the day. that's philadelphia. by lunchtime, 67 degrees. sunshine in the burbs, 70 degrees this afternoon. noontime temperature in the
lehigh valley, 62 degrees. 71 degrees the high temperature. as far as delaware and south jersey are concerned, you'll see mostly sunny skies this morning. as the day goes on, we'll see more and more clouds. that's ahead of some rain for tomorrow. at the jersey shore, a little bit of a breeze keeping things just a bit cooler. a nice warmup nonetheless from 8:00 to noontime. we'll go from the low 50s into the 60s. completely dry during the day today. we'll see some scattered clouds. those are not rainmakers. the rainmaker is to the west. you see a line of showers from michigan, the ohio valley, and into tennessee this morning. not a lot of heavy rainfall right there, but there are some moderate showers that are now moving into northwestern ohio. these showers will be in western pennsylvania tonight and in our area first thing tomorrow morning. you can see that on the seven-day forecast. does have a chance of showers in there. that's scrolling at the bottom of the screen. the next five days, we've got some rain on the way, but not today. a nice warmup.
it was low 70s yesterday. 75 degrees this afternoon. a little cooler at the jersey shore. showers and even a chance of a thunderstorm. if we get those thunderstorms, they'll be late in the afternoon, into the evening hours. there is a chance that some of the showers could continue into early saturday morning. more likely in new jersey at the jersey shore than in philadelphia. we'll be clearing out. even at the jersey shore, things will be clearing out nicely during the day on saturday. breezy on saturday. then the wind settled down. the temperatures move up. 70 degrees for sunday. a beautiful warmup for monday afternoon. 78 degrees. a little chillier, though, at the shore. that's the next five days for two parts of our area. i have the ten-day outlook when i come back in ten minutes. tracy, vai? >> thank you, bill. 5:09 this thursday morning. i see the unmistakable flashing lights i think of a police cruiser. >> it's on 422. jessica? >> that's right, vai and tracy.
still watching an accident scene here. not much left on the scene. it looked a little different a bit earlier this morning. it is headed eastbound. this is right around 1st avenue. flashing lights there. no big backup by the scene. of course, we will keep you updated as soon as this moves out of the way. still watching an accident out in lower gwynedd. here's 76 in new jersey. this is approaching the philadelphia area. right before the road splits. no problems there. we do have a lot of ongoing construction. i'll update you on some of those things in the next ten. >> jessica, thanks. the trial of a man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper is now on hold. hear why an objection over an alleged confession tape is now holding up the case. plus, take a look at this fire that tore through a community that is still recovering from hurricane sandy. we'll tell you what police are now saying caused this. and here's a live look.
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it's just about 5:15. good morning, delaware county. a live look this morning from the 69th street transportation center in upper darby. right now it is 44 degrees out there. this morning, police say an electrical problem with an air conditioner sparked a fire that destroyed several homes in a new york community still recovering from hurricane sandy. the fire started in this home, spread to four other houses on long island. one of the homes had just been renovated. the family was set to move back in, in just two weeks. the wind picked up embers, blew them across a canal, igniting brush in a park on a nearby island. >> like an inferno. it went up really fast, hot. real hot. >> out of nowhere, flames just came up. they just -- and they were twice as high as the house itself. >> a woman and child in the first house that burned managed to get out safely. no other residents were hurt, but two firefighters had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
standardized tests will resume today in new jersey schools after a computer glitch halted testing yesterday. schools in at least nine districts were supposed to take the tests. students ran into problems when trying to log into the testing system. the state gives a test to 3rd through 11th grade students. it's 5:15 and 50 degrees outside. outrage is spreading through one tennessee community after five children were handcuffed and hauled out of their elementary school. their crime, not stopping a neighborhood fight. the children, ranging in age from 8 to 13, were arrest ted a taken to a juvenile detention center and charged with criminal responsibility of another. angry parents say the children witnessed a fight between two younger children. police say they did not step in to stop it. the police chief has since apologized and says there will be an internal review. well, verizon says it's seen a spike in suspected sabotage since thousands of workers walked off the job last week. >> verizon reports 24 cases of wire cutting, including seven in
pennsylvania and 11 in new jersey. among the locations, which you can see on this map, are philadelphia, cochranville, medford, and willingboro. verizon says it finds the timing of the vandalism suspicious but fell short of blaming any of the 39,000 workers on the picket lines. >> acts like this, you know, they're not fun and games. they're reckless, they're malicious, and they're dangerous. >> the unions wouldn't won done it. the members wouldn't do it. the only thing i can say, if the company is having these issues, it's because they have unqualified people there to deal with these issues. >> verizon and union workers are locked in a contract dispute over job security, working conditions, and compensation. no new talks are scheduled at this point. this morning, we're getting a first look inside an elaborate tunnel that crossed under the california/mexico border. authorities say it's one of the longest and narrowest cross-border tunnels ever
discovered found in a commercial area of san diego about 1,000 feet from the border. officials say it zigzags the length of eight football fields from mexico to the u.s. and contains lighting, ventilation, and an elevator that fits eight to ten people. authorities arrested and charged six people as a result of the discovery. septa is making a move to be greener thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the federal government. septa will purchase 25 of these emissions-free electric buses. they'll be used on routes 29 and 79 in south philadelphia. septa expects the buses to begin running next spring and once that happens, septa will determine whether to expand the program to other routes. it's 5:17. let's check your ride to work, if you're getting ready to get out the door, especially in the lehigh valley. >> jessica, where's your focus? >> we're watching ongoing construction that we had here, just clearing out of the way. it was east and westbound closing.
i just watched and the construction crews can really just driving out of the way. that's what you have to watch out for now. it was scheduled until 5:00. of course, they're a little behind schedule. watch for construction crews still in the area between 143 and 737. so between exit 35 and 40. for the most part, lanes are open. here's the garden state parkway. more construction here. this is over in summer's point. just coming out of the toll plaza here. you can see cars forced down to one lane there. no big delays behind that. we will have delays here. if you are in new jersey heading into delaware this morning. yesterday we did have one lane only getting by. today we have two at least. we will see a little relief in that way. we are still going to see big delays heading into delaware. expect delays, leave earlier this morning.
no delay to the schooldown that's you should way right now. skies are clear. temperatures are dropped to levels lower than yesterday. the jersey shore now 40 degrees and falling. the lehigh valley is at 40 degrees right now. there are some cooler numbers to be found. the temperatures will still be falling, even just after sunr e sunrise, which is 14 minutes after 6:00 this morning. look at the 30s and 40s. the winds will kick in. they'll be stronger than yesterday and southwesterly. that's going to help with our warmup today. so a warmer day today. then some rain coming tomorrow. a bit of relief for the garden, which has been so dry. the futurecast shows the showers, they're now going to be scattered into the evening hours in central pennsylvania and to the west.
not looking terribly impressive for first thing tomorrow morning. there's a chance we'll see thunderstorms later in the day tomorrow, but not today. today we're in for a warmup. a nice one yesterday. a bit warmer this afternoon. partly sunny skies for south philadelphia. 75 degrees the high temperature. doylestown warms to 73. look at easton, 75 degrees this afternoon. dry conditions for trenton, haddonfield. at the shore, a little cooler. it's going to be a breezy day today. 67 degrees this afternoon for atlantic city. you'll feel those warming breezes in delaware. 76 for wilmington. completely dry today. you still need your sunglasses today, but tomorrow it will be rain. you can see those showers. this is the radar showing those showers lining up to the west. completely dry today. some of those showers may continue into the weekend for parts of the area. ten-day outlook. sunshine, a few clouds,
especially later in the day. 75 degrees. there's that chance of showers and thunderstorms. i'm not expecting an all-day rainfall. we will get much-need eed wet weather. temperatures into the very low 70s saturday and sunday. a warmup monday afternoon, 78 degrees. another chance of showers for tuesday and wednesday and thursday. we'll bring our temperatures back down from normal this time of year, middle 60s, before we dry out. then another warmup friday of next week. up to 75 degrees saturday afternoon. this is the ten-day outlook. we'll have this once every half hour. vai? >> bill, thank you. 21 minutes past 5:00 a.m. nbc 10 is getting answers after a philadelphia police officer was shot in the line of duty. hear from the d.a. on why the
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from volkswagen on how the company plans to resolve a scandal involving diesel emissions tests. landon dowdy has details of the company's plans in this morning's cnbc business news. landon, good morning. >> hi there, tracy. good morning. volkswagen reached a deal with u.s. authorities to settle the case over its cheating of diesel emissions test. they've offered to buy back nearly 600,000 u.s. cars. the company will also pay $ 1 billion to compensate owners about $5,000 each. markets look to build on wednesday's gains. the futures are pointing to a higher open this morning. the dow and s&p 500 are on pace for a four-day winning streak after hitting intraday level highs yesterday with the financial sector leading the way. we have a ton of earnings reports coming our way this morning. general motors, verizon, under armour. plus, alphabet, formerly known as google, starbucks, and visa are the big ones to watch after the bell.
tracy, back over to you. >> all right, landon. thanks. clear and cool this morning. the temperatures have been dropping. we're in the low 50s here at nbc 10. look at the 40s and some 30s to be found too. we got your neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> 422 still this accident scene still active around 1st avenue headed eastbound. no big delays by the scene. we'll have updates for you when i come back at 5:30. and the perjury case against pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane could be delayed. hear about the request from her defense team that could push the trial back. plus, schilling out. long-time phillies pitcher curt schilling is fired from his analyst position at espn. why his social media account landed him in hot water.
how the traffic could impact you, even through the weekend. and the philadelphia police officer recovers from a shooting. nbc 10 is getting answers to why the suspect was out on the street despite recent gun charges against him. it's 5:30 and 50 degrees outside. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. welcome to nbc 10 news today. >> and i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in bill henley and the first alert forecast. it's a little cool, but i think this is where it's supposed to be in late april. >> yes, in the 40s for philadelphia. there are some chillier spots, which is why we've created neighborhood weather. it is different in each of the neighborhoods. at the bottom of the screen, that's your seven-day forecast. the seven day for each part of our viewing area. skies are starting to brighten up in the lehigh valley. delaware, you can see a little bit of light. the sun is coming up. we'll see a nice warmup for delaware today. 63 degrees at 11:00. heading into the 70s this afternoon with just a few scattered clouds at