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>> right now on "nbc 10 news today," flood threat. here's a live look from the jersey shore where there is rain that could cause problems in cape may county. >> if it's not just the shore we're tracking rain across the entire area. take a look at the first alert weather radar right now. light but we could see downpours later today. and student death investigation. new developments in the case of a 16-year-old girl who died after she was involved in a fight at school. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 5:00 a.m., friday morning. another wet morning. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center to get you updated on the rain. bill? >> this will be the dreer ieari dampest day. 51 degrees right now in easton. you can see the clouds and damp conditions. won't see much of a warmup at all today. 50 degrees. that's at 11:00.
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the rain will be not an all day event. temperatures in the 40s and 50s will climb into the middle 50s this afternoon. the forecast is calling for that rain to stay with us into the afternoon hours today. so a dreary start. the radar screen showing the showers that are streaming inland have just got a little bit steadier and heavaes in central delaware and into cape may. that's going to be the beginning of what will be a rainy one today. but there are changes ahead. you can get a preview with the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> well, bill, we are watching a few things going on already this morning. already a busy friday. out in willow grove, first we'll start there. let's take a look at this vehicle fire on the pa turnpike eastbound just between exit 343 and willow grove and exit 351 around bensalem. the right lane and shoulder are blocked right now. traffic still is moving by the area with no big delays.
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there's also a disabled vehicle with the right lane blocked headed over the midspan of the platt bridge. 95 around the blue route still watching. it's even difficult to see with the rain starting to cover our camera lenses. we are still dealing with the ongoing construction around the blue route with the ramp closure from 95 northbound in between kerlin street and at this point around the blue route dealing with lane restrictions as well. the right and center lanes are closed headed eastbound between exit 33 in winslow and 28 in hammonton for construction. vai and tracy? >> parts of south jersey and the jersey shore are under the threat of flooding through early saturday morning. nbc 10's pamela osborne has more on that from atlantic city. >> good morning. very rainy, windy morning here at the jersey shore. high tide expected to occur between 7:00 and 9:00 this morning. some of the restrictions i've seen have the tide at 4.8 feet. fast forward to 8:00 tonight. that tide is expected to be at
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5.6. so there will be moderate flooding. because of that, there's a coastal warning in place for local street flooding and then later tonight, that warning extends to the back bays. keep in mine, the back bays will see high tide up to five hours later than the ocean front. the warning extends until 1:00 a.m. at the jersey shore and at delaware bay and the delaware beaches. we just received reports of some flooding in ocean city. we're headed to check that out. we'll bring you a live report at 5:30. and of course stay with "nbc 10 news today" all day long with the nbc 10 app that will keep you prepared with updates and notifications on today's weather. and there you can see the live weather radar as you're seeing right there along with the forecast for your neighborhood. new from overnight, police shot and killed a dog that chased and attacked a woman in north philadelphia. when officers responded to 911 calls about the attack, the woman jumped on to the hood of the police car to try to get away from the animal.
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officers got out of the car and fired several shots, hitting the dog and ending the attack. the woman is recovering at the hospital. internal affairs is investigating. an inmate who broke out of a new jersey prison remains on the run this morning. officials say they believe arthur buckle is no longer in the barnegat township area where they have been looking for him since he was spotted on wednesday. the 38-year-old escaped from a prison facility in winslow township wednesday morning. he once served time for manslaughter for killing a 10-month-old. authorities are saying where they'reç looking for him now. 5:04 and 52 degrees. a motions hearing is scheduled in the chaka fattah federal corruption trial in philadelphia. lawyers in the case are expected to make request of the judge before testimony begins. congressman fattah is accused of accepting bribz aes and misusin campaign funds and federal grants. the jury is scheduled to hear opening statements on may 16th. new allegations have surfaced involving former penn
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state head football coach joe paterno in connection to the jerry sandusky child sex abuse case. court documents from an insurance case show the late paterno may have known about sexual abuse allegations against sandusky going back to the 1970s. the documents say in 1976 a child allegedly told paterno that sandusky had molested him. and then in the late 1980s, the child's report of molestation by sandusky was referred to the athletic director at penn state at the time. but the court documents say there's no evidence that reports of those incidents ever went up the chain of command. and paterno's family released this statement. it says in dart, through all of this review, there has never been any evidence of inappropriate conduct by coach paterno. to the contrary, the evidence clearly shows he shared information with his superiors as appropriate. sandusky is serving a 30-to-60-year term for child molestation. a judge granted sandusky a
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hearing two weeks from today to try to prove that he was denied a fair trial. 5:05. new information in the case of a wilmington teenager who died after a fight at school. state prosecutors will decide if they'll file charges in the death ever 16-year-old amy joyner-francis. police had hoped to announce charges by the end of last week, however, they say it took longer than expected to sift through thousands of pages of evidence. they now have turn over the results of their investigation to the delaware attorney general's office. amy died following a fight in a bathroom at howard high school of technology last month. the school suspended three students involved. two people are recover trg morning after this car that they were in collided with a train in burlington county. this is a new view from skyforce 10 as workers try to get out of the -- get the driver out of that station wagner riverton. they had to cut off the top of the car to get to him. for train passengers it was an
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unnerving jolt. >> i was sitting down, then it went, boom, like that. >> new jersey transit tells us the driver of the car has been issued a summons for careless driving. two people on the train were also injured. everyone is expected to be okay. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:07. rain, steady rain is coming i don't onshore. look at cape may. that's a live view of the marquis de lafayette hotel. wildwood, a rainy start to the day. it will be a rainy morning. there will be breaks in the precipitation at the shore early this afternoon. we'll see those later this afternoon in philadelphia. big threat at the shore, as we've heard this morning is the coastal flood çwarning. in effect until 1:00 saturday morning. we'll have multiple chances for flooding this morning. it is minor flooding to be expected. but this evening, widespread moderate flooding. the roadways are likely to be flooded for the shore, for the delaware beaches and into the
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back bays for this evening and into the late evening hours that is a threat as well. as far as rain is concerned, we've got that to start with. that's light rain coming through atlantic city and cape may. look at the moderate showers that are stretching through delaware right now. those showers are on the move. they're going to be moving off to the northwest. this motion will continue bringing the showers onshore during the day today. even though there are breaks in the suburbs, berks county, lancaster county, into maryland, that area will see the rain intensify as we go into later morning hours into the afternoon. while it is tapering off at the shore. so it's not going to be an all-day steady rainfall. the steadiest rain will this be morning. by 8:30 this morning, the heavier showers moving through the lehigh valley. wilmington steady rainfall. but some breaks in the precipitation already at 8:30 this morning. as we go into the afternoon hours, there will still be showers at 12:30 this afternoon. atlantic city and cape may,
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light shower activity. meantime, those are steadier, heavier showers in for wilmington, philadelphia and trenton. then it pushes inland. still a few scattered showers. that's at 5:30 this afternoon. there will be breaks in the rainfall. the evening commute is going to be drier than what you have to deal with this morning. the forecast calling for a cool one and rainy, too. 8:00, noontime, the temperatures barely move in philadelphia. at 4:00 this afternoon in the suburbs, light rain and 51 degrees. the lehigh valley, a chilly one there, too, with rain reaching into the lehigh valley. delaware, a rainy morning and still some showers during the late afternoon hours for new jersey, the same deal. at the shore we'll see breaks in the shower activity by late this afternoon. sunshine not happening today. but it is in store for us this weekend. a look at the mother's day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> thank you, bill.
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the threat of flooding may keep focus in south jersey this morning. let's focus on traffic there. >> yes, 42. jessica boyington is watching the traffic. >> we're watching the 42 freeway. no big problems or delays yet, at least headed into philadelphia. these are the northbound lanes approaching that way. just checked with the drive times as well. from 55 to the area bridges, no big increase there. not a lot of traffic heading southbound. if you are heading down towards the shore, taking the 42 freeway you might see construction once you get into the atlantic city air that. the atlantic city brigantine connector is close d. abington, susquehanna road and sewell lane.
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a vehicle fire on the pa turnpi turnpike. bigger than new york city. and still growing. that's the size of the damage so far from dozens of wildfires in canada. hear how neighbors are now being rescued there. plus, a lasting wish. we'll tell you the story of a man who is the voice for abused and abandoned animals in philadelphia and how he wants his work to become his legacy.
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good morning, philadelphia.ç 52 degrees right now in the city as we take a live look at the skyline. we are tracking rain in philly. the rest of our area this morning, threats of flooding across the jersey shore. for decades he's helped philadelphia and surrounding cities fight animal abuse. now the face of the spca in our area has his own gruelling fight. george bangle is battling terminal cancer and has one lasting wish. katy zachry is live in center city and how you can help. >> reporter: george bangle says fighting animal cruelty is his passion. he's helped to shape laws in our area about animal cruelty. he worries saying there is so much work to be done. george was celebrated yesterday by more than 130 colleagues at
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the erie avenue location of the pennsylvania spca. he has a rare and aggressive cancer. he'll tell you not much time left. that's why he's using what little energy he has to ask the public for their continued support. the organization runs solely on donations, not a dime from the city or state. without the dollars, they can't stop the dogfighting and other cruelty cases. >> i'm pleading that, you know, i just want to see this work desperately carried on. >> he would always say do the right thing, let the cards fall where they may. you know, that was what centered him and that's what we try and remember as we move forward. >> now, on a public safety note, george bangle says he thinks he's made more gun and drug arrests during his time as a humane officer, than when he was a philly police officer.
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because guns and drugs are so closely intertwined with dogfighting. reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. the coast guard is investigating a hazmat situation on the schuylkill river in philadelphia. skyforce 10 flew over the water near chestnut street last night where the fire department confirmed an oil sheen on the river. this is the same area where crews investigated an i'll sheen on monday. canadian officials are air lifting 8,000 residents who have fled their town, which is being ravaged by a massive wildfire. in all, 80,000 people have evacuated the oil town of ft. mcmurray in canada's alberta province. the wildfire continues to grow, scorching more than 320 square miles, bigger than all five boroughs of new york city. uptown entertainment will hold a tribute to prince in
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philadelphia. it starts at 5:30 this afternoon outside the uptown theater on north broad street. the event features a candle light ceremony and music. prince's fans will remember the late superstar at a public memorial in los angeles today.ç the event outside l.a. city hall will likely feature the color purple as many of prince's tributes have done. several musicians who collaborated with prince offer the years are scheduled to perform. 5:17. let's get you to work on this friday morning. another wet morning, so take it easy. >> jessica, give us a look. what do you have, 95 this morning? >> an update on 95. we had ongoing construction all morning that was blocking several lanes on the northbound side and just past the blue route. we're seeing this off ramp to the blue route blocked. you can see back open. that's something that's good. it's just in time before we start seeing more cars get out the door. no delays on 95 around the blue route, no problems in either direction. all that construction cleared
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out of the way. here's 422. no problems here yet. we are in the greene and eight-minute drive time from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. speeds into the 60s. we are watching montgomery county for an accident out in abington on susquehanna road and philadelphia on passyunk avenue in both directions, east and westbound. this is ongoing where it's reduced to two lanes between 61st street and 28th street. no big delays at the philadelphia international airport. everything is running on time or close to schedule. back in ten minutes with more updates on your morning drive. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> we're just over half an hour away from sunrise. we won't be seeing any sunshine today. we have rain coming down. this is wilmington, delaware. that's a rainy view from frawley stadium. rain through this morning will only taper off later this afternoon for delaware. a rainy start but temperatures,
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well, they'll be parked in the 40s and 50s. we'll see them claim a little bit later on when the rain lets up. philadelphia is in the low 50s along with the lehigh valley and delaware, 51 degrees right now. in marshalltown. those northeasterly winds continue. that will keep temperatures cool and bring in the clouds and the rain, which is already here streaming inland. seeing some breaks in south jersey in the rainfall. but the steadier, heavier rainfall right now is in central and southern delaware. it's all going to be pushing inland. this is going to take some time during the day today. it will shift inland as we go into the afternoon. those areas are seeing light scattered showers will get the steadier and at times heavier rainfall while it starts to taper off along the coast. that will not ease the flood threat at the coast. forecast neighborhood by neighborhood, calling for a chilly, rainy one, somerton, 54
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degrees. same for university city. the steady rain this morning only tapering off during the afternoon hours. the suburbs, lansdale, neshaminy at 54 degrees and not much different for the lehigh valley. reading and berks county up to 53 degrees and 54 for bethlehem. sunshine, not happening for south jersey or the jersey shore. wildwood, 53 degrees, the high temperature. the rain steady this morning. as we go itf the afternoon, it will taper off for linwood. the steadier rain will be during the morning hours for south jersey, same story there. the closer i don't you are to the shore, the earlier you see the rain start to taper off inland. hamilton township, 53 degrees. the rain tonights into the afternoon hours. delaware, steady rain continues for wilmington, dover and dewey beach into the afternoon hours. then this weekend, there's still a possibility we'll see more scattered showers. the heaviest rainfall will be coming through this morning and into the early afternoon hours.
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by noontime today, almost two-thirds -- three-quarters inch in voorhees. and closing in on an inch of burlington county, dover and smyr smyrna. there's more rainfall this afternoon. a chance of some showers over the weekend. conditions will be improving after a rainy day today. tomorrow a few scattered showers, late day sunshine will be poking through and we'll see an early shower on sunday in parts of the area, especially from philadelphia northward to light scattered showers. they're out of here for mother's day, sunshine and 72 degrees. a nice warmup for mother's day and the warmup continues for monday and tuesday. we could get into the 80s for tuesday and wednesday. low 80s with 70s for thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. next week is looking a lot warmer than this weekend. and possibly drier, too, especially on sunday with the high of 75. vai? >> all right, thank you, bill.
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temperatures in the low 50s right now in philadelphia at 5:22. we have an update on the chester county woman accused of kidnapping a baby at the king of prussia mall. we'll tell you what's next for her and new evidence shown in court. no gas and no driver. hear about the ride sharing service and gm.
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in the near future, people using an uber competitor could hop in a car that doesn't have a driver. cnbc cnbc's landon dowdy is here to explain. >> gm invested $500 million in lyft. details are still being worked out but the pilot program will include passengers in a yet to be disclosed city. customers will opt in and out of the program when hailing a car. investors are awaiting the april jobs report, which is out before the opening bell. it's expected to show another solid month of hiring with more than 200,000 jobs and for unemployment to hold at 5%. but a rush of job seekers could keep wage growth in check. buying a cautious federal reserve more time before it starts raising rates again.
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ahead of that, futures are slightly lower. the dow rising nine points to 17,660. the nasdaq slipping 8 to 4,717. back over to you. >> thanks. have a nice weeks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. it's a dreary win this morning. sunshine not happening. you'll need your rain gear. windshield wipers are going this morning. there will be tapering off of the rain this afternoon. the water is running high in front of boathouse row. that's a live view from the mellon bank building in center city. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. how's it looking out there, jessie? wet roads and slippery off ramps here. we're looking at 78 and the lehigh valley right around lehigh street. more updates when i'm back at 5:30. not ready yet. house speaker paul ryan won't throw his support behind donald trump but we'll tell you how
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that could all change next week. and a public message. hear why this dad from new castle county is turning to strangers for the fight of his life.
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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today." we're tracking rain across the region. look at çthat. some parts are under the threat
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of flooding in fact. we're live in atlantic county this morning. party problems. gop leader paul ryan says he's not yet ready to support donald trump. we're now learning about a planned meeting that could change that decision. we're learning new information in the case of a woman accused of kidnapping a baby from the king of prussia mall. we'll update you on what happened in court. 5:30, 52 degrees, another wet morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. this weather system appears to pose a real threat of flooding in those atlantic counties. let's start with meteorologist bill henley who has the weather forecast. good morning, bill. >> for the coastline and delaware beaches as well. even the back bays. we're not seeing the flooding. we are seeing lots of rainfall. light rainfall moving through south jersey. moderate showers now in philadelphia and into wilmington. and there are a little bit heavier in southern new castle county and into portions

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