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new developments in the search for this escaped inmate. he slipped out of jail two days ago. this morning, people living in a small ocean county town are on edge. it's back to court today for the woman accused of kidnapping a baby from the king of prussia mall. and outdoor education. one delaware county school is ditching the classroom and moving students and lessons out into the elements. it's 4:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." speaking of out in the elements, let's check the weather this morning. meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast.
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morning, bill. >> good morning, tracy. head out in the elements today, you'll find similar conditions to what we've seen recently. that's the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen, which does have changes for the weekend. but today it's more of the same. low clouds, a little drizzle, and temperatures that are cool. we'll be in the upper 40s, near 50 degrees at 6:00. not much of a warmup at 9:00 today. we're watching 40s in the pennsylvania suburbs. lehigh valley is 48 degrees. 50 at philadelphia international. there are some cooler readings. here are the clouds. the wet weather this morning is to the west. well to the west, actually. for most of the morning, we will be dry. but there's a chance we'll see some of these showers develop at times. a little drizzly this morning. 40s to start with. 50s this afternoon for philadelphia. pennsylvania suburbs, cloudy start, chance of a late morning shower or more likely just
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sprinkles. 50 degrees at that hour. lehigh valley, midday showers are a possibility. for delaware and south jersey and the jersey shore, 40s to start with. only in the 50s this afternoon. we'll go through the futurecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes to give you an idea of when those showers are likely to pop up in your neighborhood. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we have a lot of construction this morning. some of it's on 95. this is an ongoing construction project. we have some lanes locked here. one lane getting by northbound around the blue route. that off ramp, there's a sign with flashing lights. that's being blocked as well. so no access from 95 northbound to the blue route. we're seeing part of the roadblocked as well on the opposite side. more construction out there. this one over in new jersey. the right and center lanes closed on the atlantic city expressway if you're headed eastbound between exit 33 and winslow and exit 28 in hammondton. watch for construction, more in new jersey. the on-ramp closed from 295
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southbound from the black horse pike. >> jessica, thanks. this morning we're following a developing story. right now police are tracking an escaped inmate who's doing time for aggravated assault. arthur buckell busted out of bayside state prison tuesday. officers found a car in barnegat township. the search for him is having an impact on the community there. >> reporter: it sure is, tracy. yesterday son-in-law of the schools were put on lockdown. today school is in session here in town. police say they're going to have an officer on patrol at every single school throughout the school day as they try to track buckell down. they're telling people to secure their homes, lock their doors, and to secure their vehicles as well. here's a picture of arthur
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buckell. court documents show he would have been eligible for parole in just 18 days if he'd not escapes. surveillance images show him walking into a cvs store in barnegat yesterday. a day earlier, corrections officers noticed he was missing when guards did an inmate count at 6:00 a.m. buckell was locked up on charges of aggravated assault. now, the mayor here in town is vowing to catch buckell. schools are open today. we'll bring you more in the next half hour. i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pamela, thanks. 4:04 and 50 degrees outside. new from overnight, a woman is recovering from burns this morning following a house fire in the ogontz neighborhood of philadelphia. medics took an injured woman to einstein hospital.
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the fire marshal is looking for the cause. happening today, the woman accused of kidnapping a baby from the king of prussia mall is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing. police say sharia moore abducted the 7-year-old from the food court in march. s now to an nbc 10 exclusive. this morning, we're hearing from one of the two school security officers beaten by three men earlier this week. cell phone video shows the men attacking the two officers outside northeast high school monday afternoon. one officer suffered a broken jaw. the second officer talked to nbc 10. he says he and his partner were trying to break up a fight when one of the men tackled him from behind. >> as i'm on the ground, another guy who i didn't even see, comes over, starts punching me.
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the first suspect, he punches my co-worker again, breaking his jaw. it's just a matter of time. you're going to get caught. so you might as well turn yourself in now. >> police released these images of the three men wanted for attacking the school officers. if you recognize any of the men, philadelphia police want to hear from you. comedian bill cosby is looking to pennsylvania's highest court to delay hearings in a criminal case against him. on tuesday, cosby's attorneys asked the state supreme court to review an appeals court decision that allowed the criminal case in montgomery county to move forward. that move on tuesday was made public yesterday. cosby's charged with the sexual assault of a former university employee back in 2004. it's 4:06. the debate over philadelphia's proposed soda tax brought out protesters to city hall.
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soda trucks surrounded city hall before a public hearing on the tax that would add 3 cents per ounce to the price of sugary drinks. mayor jim kenny says the money from the tax would go toward universal pre-k, parks improvement, and public schools. opponents believe it could put them out of a job. >> i'm a sole provider for my home. i work 60 to 80 hours a week. this soda tax goes through, myself along with others will lose their jobs. >> we can reduce poverty for the long term and really end poverty. >> another hearing is planned. city council will vote on the measure next month. it's another cloudy morning but not too rainy. satellite and radar shows scattered clouds in the area. those clouds are going to be with us all day long. as far as showers are concerned,
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it's this afternoon we'll see a chance of some showers. the futurecast showing dry conditions for the most part. a little misty. an isolated shower at 7:30 this morning. the steadier rainfall is offshore at that hour. as we go into the noontime hour, this is one where we could see scattered light showers around lunchtime and into the afternoon. the steadier rainfall is at the shore at 5:00. then we'll get a break into the evening hours. here's the forecast for today. neighborhood by neighborhood. university city, 57 degrees this afternoon. melbourne and reading will see temperatures in the 50s. any sunshine will hold off until the weekend. temperatures holding in the 50s again tomorrow as the next round of showers is due in and steadier rainfall is due in for friday morning, especially heavy at the shore. this is early friday morning. you can see tomorrow morning, it is going to be developing and
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then moving into our area. a potential for heavy rain during the day tomorrow. that's the futurecast first thing in the morning. that chance of showers will continue as the day goes on. we'll see some gusty winds as well on friday. that may not be the end of the showers. on friday there's still a possibility you'll need your umbrella at times over the weekend. a closer look at that with the ten-day forecast in ten minutes. >> all right, bill. thanks. let's take a closer look at the vine street expressway. jessica boyington has that. >> well, the vine street expressway is open for business right now. a lot of times we are dealing with some ongoing construction here. if you're one of the folks that takes the vine street expressway in the morning, maybe to get to the schuylkill, just head through center city or get to 95. you'll be okay right now. the vine around 24th street is doing okay. cars are moving along nicely either direction. route 202 looks great also. you can see we are still in the green here. a 12-minute trip headed
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northbound from 30 to the schuylkill expressway. that on-ramp is closed on 295 headed southbound from the black horse pike. that ramp, you'll have no access to the black horse pike. we were going to show you 295 around the black horse pike, but the camera is not functioning properly. we'll have more updates when i come back in the next ten. >> jessica, thanks. now to an nbc 10 exclusive. honoring a hero. >> this man is a true hero. i would like to honor man of the year. >> only nbc 10 was there as the national police defense foundation shined a spotlight on a philadelphia officer. next, hear what he told his police peers. also, getting an outdoor education. next, see the suburban school program designed to take students out of the classroom and get them up close with mother nature. ♪
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it's 4:13, 50 degrees outside. we're hearing from philadelphia police officer jesse hartnett, who's recovering after someone shot him during an ambush. officer hartnett talked with us after the national police defense foundation named him its man of the year. the police defense foundation honored him last night. in january, someone shot hartnett while he was sitting in his patrol car. he managed to fire back and chase down the gunman. officers captured the alleged shooter a few blocks away. hartnett tells us police officers are often criticized and do not get the credit they deserve. >> you have seconds to decide whether or not to shoot, and it's truly muscle memory at that point. your training and experiences do kick in and play into that factor, but instead of people
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attacking right away, look at all the facts. >> hartnett has had eight surgeries, and he just started physical therapy. to hear the full interview and to hear what he says saved his life, tap the nbc 10 app. >> new information is emerging about the final hours in the life of legendary performer prince. the day before his death, the musician's team reached out to an addiction doctor for help. that's according to an attorney for dr. howard cornfeld, who runs a recovery clinic in california. he sent his son andrew to consult with prince, but he didn't get there in time. he and two other people discovered prince unresponsive in the elevator. >> one of the staff members started screaming. andrew was the person to make the 911 call describing the medical emergency at paisley park. >> when investigators arrived, andrew kornfeld handed over a drug normally used to deal with opiate addiction that he had brought with him from
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california. there are now reports that the dea and the u.s. attorney's office in minneapolis are joining the investigation into prince's death. a school superintendent in georgia apologized to a family after a principal found a 5-year-old special needs student hanging from a blackboard by his belt loops. the principal heard screaming coming from a classroom last thursday, walked in to discover the boy dangling from the top of the chalkboard. the child was kicking and screaming. the superintendent suspended the teacher and two assistants and recommended they be fired. >> i hope that they're not able to teach again. let this be a lesson. we're supposed to love our children and treat them kind. >> police are now investigating. well, you now have to be 21 years old to buy get cigarettes or other tobacco products in california. the governor signed a bill raising the age to 21. hawaii and some other cities have increased the smoking age to 21. here in our area, a bill is moving through the new jersey state house to raise the age
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from 19 to 21. pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a measure to raise the age from 28 to 21. and the smoking age is 18 in delaware. new this morning, changing locations to promote a different way of learning. a school in delaware county is moving students away from the classroom in favor of an outdoor education. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in haverford to explain. >> reporter: when we talk about outdoor education, we're not just talking here about an extra long recess or more gym time. no, preschoolers here at this school spent 80% of their time outside. >> it's too cold. could you warm it up in the oven? >> reporter: so we had to see this for ourselves and recently caught up with the class in one of their favorite spots at school, the mud kitchen. these toddlers attend forest edge nursery school. it's part of friends school
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haverford. school administrators made the eye-opening decision this past year to teach toddlers outside for most of the day, rain or shine, hot or cold. >> the outside is the classroom. it's just such a sense of natural wonderment. so we can count how many leaves, we can count how many acorns. >> reporter: as you may have guessed, teachers insist there is a strict curriculum they follow just like you'd find in any ordinary classroom. it's just geared toward outside. so what do parents think about that? well, coming up in the next hour, i sit down with one. reporting live in haverford this morning, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. clouds are with us. it's a cool morning once again. 50 degrees in philadelphia. at the jersey shore, 47 degrees. 40s in the pennsylvania suburbs. not going to see a huge warmup today. at this hour, the temperatures are still falling. we will see warmer weather over the weekend. that's something you can check out any time you'd like.
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the seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of your screen for each part of our area. the north and northeasterly winds keeping things cool at the shore. right back where we started yesterday, in the upper 40s. clouds are here, showers not yet. just a little drizzly and misty this morning. philadelphia with mostly cloudy skies at in the hour. the showers are way to the west. that's a possibility for us as we go into the afternoon hours. those showers will hold off, but we'll see showers blow onshore this afternoon. low pressure developing to our south tomorrow. that's when we'll see the steadier rainfall. this is the futurecast at 8:00. look at the clouds. no sign of rain, however. as we go into the afternoon, this is when we'll start to see showers move onshore. the showers will be heavier for tomorrow. president extended futurecast shows early tomorrow morning, look at the wet weather in delaware and south jersey. as we go through the morning hours, that's when we'll see heavier downpours. that's lunchtime. could see some heavy rain and a
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large area of moderate rainfall in the area tomorrow, along with some gusty winds. tomorrow afternoon actually looks a little better, as we'll be drying out for the evening commute, but there will still be some spotty showers. today, keep the umbrella nearby. occasional light showers. most of the day it's just going to be cloudy and a bit dreary. the heavier, steadier rain comes in for tomorrow, friday, especially into the early afternoon hours. then we'll see some drying late in the day. it'll stay cloudy all day long. the temperatures are going nowhere, staying in the 50s in the afternoon. saturday we'll start off with some scattered light showers. there is a possibility, a chance we'll sooe some late-day sunshine. a high of 66 degrees. on mother's day, looking warmer, up to 72, and a slight chance of a shower. look at monday. up to 76 degrees. a warming trend that will continue as we go into next
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week. tuesday, wednesday, and thursday we will warm into the 80s. the humidity will be on the increase on wednesday at 84 degrees. that could fuel some late-day showers and thunderstorms on wednesday and again on thursday. come friday, still mild. 76 degrees with a chance of a shower friday and saturday. saturday is looking like it's going to be nice and mild compared to where we've been lately. in the 70s friday afternoon. check out the seven day any time you'd like at the bottom of the screen. one seven day for each part of our area. >> all right, bill. that's great. at least some sun for mom. 20 minutes past 4:00. let's get you to work this morning. jessica boyington has you covered. what are you seeing? >> we're watching a lot of construction on 95. right here our cameras are focused around the blue route and that off ramp from 95 northbound to the blue route is blocked with that construction. supposed to be clearing about the 5:00 hour.
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sometimes they run a little past schedule. the southbound side of 95 to the blue route ramp, that's also closed. then we're seeing lane restrictions. two lanes blocked headed northbound in between this point and 320. so that should be clearing up in the next 45 minutes to an hour or so. we'll keep you updated. also, from the schuylkill expressway, dealing with some construction here as well. schuylkill expressway westbound will be blocked for construction until about can ha6:00 this mor. no problems through the coverage hocken curve. tracy? a trauma center at penn presbyterian medical center is now named for a fallen colleague at the hospital. hospital officials unveiled the john pryor md trauma unit last night. pryor was a surgeon. he died during his second tour in iraq in 2008. his colleagues tell us that pryor joined the army reserves after learning trauma surgeons
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were desperately needed on the battlefield. the temple student only had a 20% chance of surviving a hit-and-run crash, but she beat the odds. ahead in our next half hour, hear from this temple senior. she's an athlete. about her survival story and her future. and swinging for the fences to help trees. next, learn how the phillies are working to green up the city of philadelphia.
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it's 4:25. today philadelphia city council will recognize former congressman patrick murphy for his appointment as acting secretary of the u.s. army. his appointment to the army's highest civilian position happened in january. he is an iraq war veteran. from our south jersey bureau, a lacrosse team hit the playing field in honor of a fallen new jersey state trooper. the camden county lacrosse girls team dedicated yesterday's game to sean cullen. he died in march after a car hit him when responding to an accident. the phillies kick off a program that plants trees when players knock one out of the park. yesterday students at s.j. meyers recreation center helped plant a tree. part of the home runs for trees initiative. here's how it works. for every home run a phillies'
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player hits at citizens bank park, a tree will be planted in city neighborhoods. well, the trees and the grass already on the ground at citizens bank park getting their much-needed rainfall today. a little bit of steady rain on the way for tomorrow. the weekend we'll finally see the clouds take a break. your neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington is working the first alert traffic center, watching the roads this morning. how's it going so far? >> bill, we have tons of construction out there. you might want to pay attention if you take the blue route. this is at mcdade boulevard. one lane getting by with construction blocking the shoulder. we'll have updates on this. and there's more construction out there also. updates when i come back at 4:to. also, a city in financial crisis. next at 4:30, hear what feuding
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new jersey lawmakers plan to do today to help keep atlantic city afloat. i did everything i could to make her party perfect.
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forecast. we're getting used to this. it's 4:30. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get to bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. a look at conditions right where you live. bill? >> tracy, we're back in the same kind of pattern that we had yesterday. lots of clouds. a little bit of drizzle and mist. 48 degrees right now in the lehigh valley. those temperatures will be holding pretty steady this morning into this afternoon. that's right now. the afternoon high temperatures will climb into the upper 50s today. occasional light showers are possible in new jersey. 56 degrees in interior new jersey. just a little chillier at the shore. the winds continue to bring in the clouds and some drizzle and spots of showers this afternoon. you'll see them in philadelphia too. 58 degrees. most of the day, it's just going to be cloudy. we're not looking at a lot of rainfall for today. that changes tomorrow. you can see it in the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. back with the futurecast to track those

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