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bullies. school layoff changes. some pennsylvania lawmakers wants the state's public schools to move way from using seniority to eliminate teaching jobs. she's back. mary lee, the great white shark must be fond of the jersey shore because after months of being away she's back in the waters off atlantic city. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. conditions right where you live which is great about the neighborhood forecast. conditions are different across the area, right, bill? >> 57 degrees right now in philadelphia. much cooler in the suburbs. in new jersey, interior new jersey is 56 degrees. the lehigh valley has dropped into the 40s. clouds are starting to move into the area. so far, most of these locations are completely dri. ju just a few isolated showers late this morning and this afternoon. it will limit the warmup today. the rain is to the south with a
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few sprinkles moving through new jersey right now. an a few more that have just entered into new castle county and delaware, very light showers moving through newark and heading towards wilmington at this hour. that's what's happening right now. a look at the futurecast to show you when you're most likely to run into wet weather. that's when i'm back in ten minutes. first let's check in with katy zachry with your first alert traffic. >> good morning, bill. things on your radar look pretty good and things on my cameras look good. a live look outside at 76 where i am seeing slight increase in volume along 76, the schuylkill expressway. both through the south philadelphia area and then out of philadelphia toward montgomery county. but no tie-ups there, just a little extra volume to tell you about. construction that was on 76 between conshohocken and the exit for 476 northbound has since cleared. our graphic is still waking up as you can tell. it's not quite uniform. that was just to show you and
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illustrate the vine street expressway is closed right now between 95 and 76 and it should re-open around 5:00 a.m. once that construction lifts. taking a look outside at our drive times on some of the pennsylvania majors, 76 i told you, i'm seeing slight extra volume but nothing to slow you down. 95 is looking good and the blue route, free and clear of any issues there. taking a live look outside in the allentown area, 78 at cedar crest boulevard is looking pretty good. new information on breaking news we're following for you out of germany. at least one person is dead in an attack at aç train station near munich. authorities say the suspect went after passengers with a knife, stabbing them. one person is dead, at least three other people are being treated for injuries. the man was quickly arrested. witnesses say he shouted "god is great" in arabic. while the motivation is not clear yet, german authorities are on alert for possible lone wolf terror attacks.
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three high school students from wilmington are charged in the death of a classmate. the tragedy is serving as a rallying cry to battle school bullying. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at wilmington police headquarters to explain. matt? >> prosecutors say the attack against 16-year-old amy joyner-francis was planned, that she was hit in the head and torso repeatedly with a closed fist. all three suspects are under the age of 18. prosecutors say that only one of them hit the victim. she is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide. the two others face criminal conspiracy charges. prosecutors are hoping to try that one suspect, a 16-year-old as an adult. if convicted she could spend up to eight years in prison. the other two are expected to be tried as juveniles. amy joyner-francis, she died after that fight in the girls bathroom at howard high school last month. now wilmington councilwoman and family friend, sherri dorsey walker says there is a lot to be learned from what happened. >> we also need to be mind until
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of the fact that these are girls who did this, young ladies who there are people in the community doing different things and saying different things about them. we as a community need to recognize and realize what are we doing to make a difference in the lives of our young people? >> reporter: in a statement, the superintendent says the school district will follow through with necessary actions for the students involved in the incident based on the school district's code of conduct. now, it's important to note prosecutors tell us the medical examiner found amy had a pre-existing heart condition. that is how she died but the physical and emotional stress of the attack contributed to her death. we are not naming the three suspects because they are under the age of 18. coming up at 5:00, what that councilwoman says community and political leaders are doing that is really not enough. she's calling on them to take more action against bullying. live in wilmington, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 4:34. 57 degrees outside on this
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tuesday morning. today in harrisburg, an aide to former pennsylvania governor ed rendell plans to plead guilty to federal wire fraud charges. authorities say john esty will admit he arranged to pocket thousands of dollars from campaign contributions which turned out to be a fake company set up by an fbi corruption sting. court documen-- he faces up to s in prison. police are checking reports that a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a high school in west philadelphia. authorities say a girl told them a male assaulted her at sayer high school on friday. a south jersey man was held on $1 million in in connection with the shooting death of his cousin outside a camden funeral home. victor rodriguez is charged with being an accomplice in the murder of jonathan vazquez.
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police are still searching for the person who pulled the trigger. vazquez died after being shot several times last thursday night during a viewing for his grandmother. a career fair will be held for veterans looking for work. aramark has 400 positions available. connect with recruiters in realtime from your computer. the virtual career fair is from 1:00 to 3:00. go to for a link to register. 4:36. this morning, new jersey's governor has a new job title and it puts him even closer to presumptive republican nominee donald trump. ahead, we take a closer look at his new role. plus, hear from the legendary eagles quarterback on sam bradford's return and what he thinks the qb should be doing.
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now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a cool start this morning but not all this chilly compared to yesterday. 57 degrees in philadelphia. some of the suburbs where skies have a few breaks in the clouds, the temperatures are a bit cooler there. delaware is mostly cloudy at 57 degrees. it's definitely warmer this morning for the jersey shore and southç jersey where the temperatures have warmed into the 50s. we'll never get that cool. upper township, 57 degrees. 55 degrees at summer's point. lots of clouds. a few showers, too. you can see the showers adjust to the north in atlantic city. the showers are on the move heading to the east. the scattered showers are actually more likely later this morning and this afternoon. there you can see the clouds in philadelphia. a few rain drops in wilmington, too, coming off of the showers that are much more impressive to our southwest. some of these will be moving in during the day. the best chance of umbrellas will be later this morning and into the afternoon. most of the area is dry. lehigh valley, much of the
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suburbs, philadelphia into south jersey. but there will be some scattered showers back in new castle county and into salem county and new jersey. those showers will be slowly moving through the area in the lunch time hour. there's a chance you'll run into a few rain drops at noontime and early this afternoon. as we go into the later afternoon hours and evening hours, it's likely to be dry. it may not be our only chance of seeing showers this week. really a better chance coming at the end of the week. for today, mostly cloudy skies and occasional light showers. temperatures in the 50s this afternoon for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. and to the south/south jersey, morning showers and then those showers late this morning and earl i this afternoon. haddonfield, 57. wildwood just 56 degrees this afternoon. and dover, dewey beach, wilmington, all staying in the 50s today. there's warmer weather ahead. you may have noticed it with the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. it will be back tomorrow. take a closer look at that when
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i come back with the ten-day outlook. tracy? >> all right, bill, 20 minutes before 5:00. let's get you to work. vine street expressway which had been closed overnight for construction on the overhead bridges now re-opened, right, katy? >> this is part of a long-term construction project, we know intermittently we've been telling you about vine closures throughout the morning. i'm watching it. it just re-opened as i was coming out here. all access points are not open on the vine but for the most part, three out of the four ramps that get you on to the vine are open. you can see light traffic on the vine right now. that's good news for drivers who are heading through center city philadelphia. taking a live look at our drive times on 95 in and around the wilmington, delaware area. if you're headed 295 and 495 southbound. the ben, the betsy, the walt, burlington bristol, all free and clear of any issues.
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as i was coming out here i was alerted to a road obstruction in springfield township. i'll have that on the map for you coming up. it's along sunny brook road. >> thanks for that update. changing the law for laying off teachers. some pennsylvania lawmakers want to revamp the process at the state's public schools. ahead, hear what that would mean for tenured teachers. also, she's back. mary lee, the great white shark is back along the jersey shore. next, see where she was spotted and what we know about her travels at sea.
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it's 4:44. now to decision 2016. two more presidential primaries today will help determine the general election matchup in november. nebraska republicans head to the polls for a primary, so do voters from both parties in west virginia. hillary clinton leads the democratic race. donald trump is the presumptive gop nominee as you know. nbc 10's vai sikahema is now live in our digital operations center. vai, we understand that trump is
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pulling a big local supporter even closer into his inner circle. tell bus that. >> tracy, new jersey governor chris christie is no longer just a supporter and a surrogate for donald trump. he's in fact in charge of trump's move to the white house if the donald is elected president. trump appointed christie as transition chairman yesterday. experts tell nbc 10 it would be the governor's job to make sure trump's campaign promises become reality if he wins. we spoke to the man who led the transition for the first president bush and was ready to do it again for mitt romney. >> that position needs to be a strong position, a full-time position as well. it's a complicated position, that chairman role. transition to the white house. own presidential bid back in february. trump. live in the digital operations center, vai sikahema, nbc 10 news. >> see you at 5:00.
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thanks. tooks is responsibling to accusations of political bka&9ñ a former facebook news curator is accusing the site of intentionally leaving conservative topics out of the trending news section. facebook denies the allegation saying it has rigorous guidelines to ensure political neutrality. a canadian official says the oil producing city of ft. mcmurray has been saved from a rager wild wife. the premiere of alberta province says about 2,500 homes were destroyed. a break in the weather has made officials optimistic they can soon get the upper hand on the massive fire that's scorched an area that's bigger than los angeles. however, it could be a couple weeks before more than 80,000 evacuated residents can return home. >> it's beginning to be hard when we first go back just to see it is going to be hard. >> yes. >> alberta's premier says firefighters saved the hospital,
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municipal buildings and every functioning school. she will meet with the energy industry today to discuss the fire's impact on their operations. today the university of connecticut wum's basketball team will make their seemingly straight ncaa title after defeating syracuse. during last year's visit, the president joked they are certified to provide white house tours because of their frequent visits. eagles quarterback sam bradford is back on field two weeks after he asked the birds to trade him. here's bradford at the nof cava complex where he participated in voluntary workouts yesterday. john clark got an earful about bradford's return from analyst and quarterback ron jaworski. >> when a player literally walks out on a team he has apologizing
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to do when he walks back into that locker room. i'm sure he's done that. he's a standup guy. >> bradford and his agent tried but failed to force a trade during the week the birds drafted qb carson wentz. now to the roads. let's check conditions along the 42 freeway in south jersey. first alert traffic reporter katy zachry is looking there. >> we know the 42 freeway, especially between route 55 and the walt whitman for all of those commuters heading up to philadelphia and areas beyond can get really stacked during the morning commute. right now it's a great time to get up and out the door if you want to make that drive. the 42 freeway northbound in that stretch it will only take you about five minutes. southbound traffic you can see very light on the 42 freeway right at route 41. new jersey roads are looking good. when i see you in a little bit, i'll take a look at drive times on 295. moving our camera to center city philadelphia, the vine street expressway for the most part has re-opened overnight construction closed this stretch between 95 and 76.
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which is the vine street expressway, to traffic. as you can see, most lanes are open still in the distance we're seeing some traffic signals, police and construction vehicles. specifically 76, the traffic from the schuylkill expressway coming east. you can't access the vine from 76 eastbound. if you're headed westbound, you can access that ramp right there. i will let you know when all access points of the vine re-open. speaking of the schuylyill expressway, we did have overnight construction around conshohocken. that has since cleared. and your westbound drive as you're headed out from center city philadelphia to the blue route is about 11 minutes. the blue route is looking really good this morning as well. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 11 minutes before 5:00. a school start and mostly cloudy start. a few scattered light showers moving through the wilmington area with clouds in places, not as chilly as it was yesterday for new jersey, delaware and philadelphia.
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clouds on the increase at some of the suburbs. 48 degrees. a few breaks in the clouds. delaware, 47 degrees. not much cooler in newark at 55 and odessa is 57 degrees at this hour. clouds, they're hanging in there. a few isolated showers, very light showers to start the day. that shower threat is going to be with us, though, as we go into the late morning and afternoon hours. you can see the light rain that's heading right up 95 past newark and into the wilmington area. southern wilmington getting some of the rain drops in salem county in new jersey also seeing some of the showers. those are streaming into the area, part of the system that's going to keep us mostly cloudy through the day and give us a few scattered showers. in the lehigh valley, bethlehem, easton only in the upper 50s this afternoon. keep an umbrella handy for the suburbs. newtown, phoenixville and west chester, won't be an all-day rainfall. what showers we do see develop will only be light rainfall during the day.
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for philadelphia, nowhere near the 70s that we saw yesterday. in fact, mount airy, 56 degrees this afternoon and scattered showers this morning to start with, light isolated showers in haddonfield, glassboro this afternoon, 57 degrees with a chance of late morning and midday showers. and at the shore, too, clouds will be hanging in there for atlantic city and galloway, avalon 56 degrees the high temperature and back to delaware, wilmington in the 50s with rehoboth beach seeing some of the showers continuing into the afternoon hours. at least the possibility will continue into the afternoon hours. the futurecast shows the scattered, light showers moving back into the area. very light even at 2:00 this afternoon. by the evening commute, that next round of showers is out of here. ten-day outwelcome for today, a cool one, upper 50s this afternoon, back to the 70s tomorrow. still be clouds around tomorrow. breaks of sunshine. we could see a late-day shower
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tomorrow. dry on thursday, 75. here comes our best chance of seeing some downpours this week. friday, 71 degrees the high temperature and come saturday we'll be drying out, cooling down a bit over the weekend. 65 for sunday. but a nice warmup for monday and another chance of some showers coming in on tuesday. wednesday and thursday we're dry with readings back into the 70s. tracy? >> bill, thanks. eight minutes before 5:00 right now. three high school students from wilmington are charged with the death of a 16-year-old classmate. next, in a live report at 5:00, we take a closer look at the crime and why some think wilmington lawmakers aren't doing enough to prevent school bullying. back for a return visit. mary lee, the wheat white shark apparently likes the jersey shore. next, hear where she was
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welcome back. just a few minutes before 5:00 a.m. on your tuesday.
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i'm katy zachry with a check of the roads. for montgomery county drivers, there's an obstruction reported arlingham road and sunnybrook road. i'll let you know when all of the ramps to vine street expressway open up, coming up in a live report. you may have noticed gas prices creeping up as we head towards the busy driving season. in the past month, a price for regular unleaded went up 20 cents in pennsylvania, 26 cents in delaware and 21 cents in jersey. some of the increase has to do with refineries switching over to make summer gasoline, which is different than what we use in the winter. >> summer blends have to be blended with other ingredients so they won't evaporate. these tend to be more expensive. >> gas prices did stabilize in the garden state last week and
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new jersey gas prices remain some of the lowest in the country. that has to do with state taxes. pennsylvania governor tom wolf says he plans to veto a new bill.ç seeking to change the layoff process at public schools. the pennsylvania senate passed a bill requiring school districts making layoffs to first cut underperforming teachers. the bill would change the seniority-based system that's currently in place. the issue should be settled by individual districts through negotiations with teachers' u uni unions. monarch butterflies are in danger but bucks county community college and peco are three habitats in newtown will be renovated. peco is giving the community college $10,000 for the conservation project at tyler state park. monarch butterflies are the only insect that migrate 2,500 miles a year to a warmer climate for
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hibernation. and she's back. mary lee, the great white shark has returned to the water off atlantic city. researchers have been monitoring the 3,400 pound shark's movements ever since they tagged her in cape cod back in 2012. she's made several trips to new jersey over the past year but she hasn't been seen in the area for the last six months until she surfaced on friday, 40 miles off the coast of atlantic city. mary lee has her own twitter account. she actually tweets, too. it's kind of interesting. we know where the winning powerball ticket was sold but we still don't know who bought that ticket. >> the winner spent six bucks on two cash tickets and picked his or her own numbers at this isn'ten is in tre-- 7-eleven in trenton. >> we get about 900 people a
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day. of those 900, 80% are repeat customers. >> there's a good chance you know this person. >> yes, there's a good chance we would know them. >> the store gets a $30,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. the winner has a year now to come forward. i have a sneaking suspicion that whoever is holding the ticket doesn't know they have it. >> i always say i would take my time, get everything in lawyer, your financial advisers. that's me being practical. >> i'm right in there, holding my ticket. here it is. where's the money? >> you would be like that. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 starts now. students charged. three high school students in new castle county are facing charges following the death of their classmate. >> off the job. hear why the philadelphia
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streets commissioner was arrested and is now facing and this morning, we are tracking showers across the region. here's a look at the first alert weather radar. we'll show it to you in a second. maybe bill will show it to you. light showers and a cooler start this tuesday morning. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." >> i'm tracy davidson. just about 5:00. let's check with meteorologist bill henley with the first alert weather center. he's showing us the radar. there it is. >> there's your first çalert. >> there's the rain. >> a lot like hitting the powerball, getting showers this morning. only different. showers are not very far away. they're streaming into portions of delaware. really very light showers at this hour. the shower threat is going to be here this morning and into this afternoon. it's not going to be an all-day rainfall. there you can see a better look at the scattered showers moving through delaware and into delaware county through chester county this morning. the bulk of the precipitation will stay to our southwest, however. there is a chance you'll need an
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umbrella during the day today. mostly cloudy right now, a few showers in delaware, 56 degrees. that's in wilmington. 56 also with cloudy skies in philadelphia. and this afternoon, not heading to the 70s. we'll struggle to get near 60 degrees this afternoon. keep the umbrella handy. i'll go through the futurecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. first, katy zachry has your first alert traffic. >> hi, bill, conditions are dry now on most area roads, which is great. the vine has re-opened after it was closed for overnight construction. so now all access points, all entryways to the vine are open. these drivers are relieved they can take the vine through center city philadelphia. there were a lot of detour signs in place for the last few hours because of that. moving into new jersey, 42 freeway, you're in the green light. speeds are good. no construction tie


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