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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 tieing you up.
everything on two of our majors are looking pretty good. for montgomery county drivers as we move back in the pennsylvania area, springfield township, arlingham road at sunnybrook road, there is some type of obstruction. it hasn't been lifted yet. when i see you in a few minutes, we'll take a look at delaware roads. back to you guys. three high school students in new castle county are facing charges following the death of a 16-year-old girl. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in wilmington this morning with details on those charges and how this case is putting school bullying back in the spotlight. one local leader is calling on her colleagues to do more. tell us more. >> that's right, vai. the councilwoman says she doesn't want anything like this to ever happen again. all three suspects are under the age of 18 and prosecutors say this attack was planned. they also say that 16-year-old amy joyner-francis was repeatedly hit in the head and
torso whith a closed fist durin a fight at howard high school last month. prosecutors say only one girl hit the victim. she is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide and could be charged as an adult. she could get up to eight years in prison. the two others face criminal conspiracy charges. we're not naming the three suspects because they are under 18. the wilmington councilwoman sherry dorsey walker, also a family friend of the victim, she's urging people in the city to have conversations to end bullying. >> we as the leadership, if you will, in any community, we need too start looking in the mirror and seeing what we need to do to help make these changes in our community. >> reporter: prosecutors tell us the medical examiner found that amy had a pre-existing heart condition. that is how she died. but theñi physical an emotional stress of the attack contributed to her death. prosecutors met with the victim's mother and brother yesterday. according to their family
friend, they are still, as you can imagine, heartbroken. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 55 degrees, we're still following breaking news out of germany where investigators are looking at whether a deadly attack at a train station just outside munich is tied to terrorism. one man died after the suspect started stabbing passengers with a four inch long knife. at least three other people are being treated for injuries. witnesses say the suspect was shouting god is great in arabic. the man was quickly arrested. so far, the authorities have not called this a tearer attack but they are on alert for lone wolf attacks. track this news anytime with the nbc 10 app. the philadelphia streets commissioner charged with assault now is off the job until further notice. >> the police say donald carlton attacked another man after an argument escalated into a fight at his home in olney last december. sources close to the investigation told nbc 10 carlton thought the man kissed
the alleged victim says he suffered a black eye and a fractured rib. a neighbor told us she witnessed the attack. >> i heard a loud noise and people screaming. within i looked out the window, i seen someone falling over. >> carlton faces simple assault and reckless endangerment charges. in south jersey, an escaped inmate is back in plizen after nearly a week on the run. authorities captured arthur buckle along the garden state parkway in lacey township, ocean county yesterday. he dodged search teams sin breaking out of the ancora unit in hammonton last week. buckle was serving time for assault and other crimes. he previously spent 14 years in prison for killing a baby neighbors told us they are relieved the manhunt is over. >> glad they got him. but it is pretty scary it's this close. >> it was unnerving that he was just getting away. now that it's over, thank god.
>> buckle was just days away from a parole hearing when he escaped. he faces new charge and could spend an additional three to five years in prison. authorities have taken a third person in custody in connection with the assault of two philadelphia police -- philadelphia school police officers. police arrested 23-year-old edwin burgos yesterday. he's charged with aggravated assault and other offenses. his arrest stems from this brawl which happened may 2nd outside of northeast high school. investigators say it started after the officers stepped in to stop two men from beating up a student. that's when a third man got involved. one officer suffered a broken jaw. the other had a sprained ankle and some bruises. now to decision 2016. two more presidential primaries are scheduled for today. >> the contests will move us closer to the general election matchup in november. nebraska republicans head to the poles for a primary. so do voters in both parties in west virginia. all eyes will be on the
democratic candidates who are fighting it out for the nomination. senator bernie sanders is looking ahead to the new jersey primary on june 7th. he cam paned in atlantic city supporters there at boardwalk hall. sanders took aim at the city's casino industry for what he called its grade and mistreatment of workers. he also called out presumety republican nominee donald trump who once owned three casinos in town. >> i get it. you don't think he's a brilliant, successful businessman who can bring the kind prosperity to america that he has brought here to atlantic city. is that your point? >> sanders said his campaign is not over despite a narrow path to the nomination. the democratic front-runner hillary clinton is also targeting donald trump. campaigning in virginia yesterday, she called him dangerous. >> i was asked the other day what i mean by calling him a loose cannon. well, somebody who wants more
countries to have nuclear weapons. somebody who wants to pull out of nato. someone who wants to return to torture and murdering the families of so-called terrorists. i think that's the definition of a loose cannon. >> over the weekend, trump accused clinton of enabling her husband's infidelity. hillary clinton will be in kentucky today before visiting camden county in our area tomorrow. nbc 10 has you covered on all things decision 2016. for stories making an impact on and off the campaign trail. read about new details from the state department over the hillary clinton e-mail scandal after officials went through more than 30,000 pages of her messages. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds are moving in this morning. that's going to limit the cooldown this morning. a few rain showers in delaware right now in philadelphia, 56 degrees. and the showers not very far away. chestnut hill, currently 51 degrees. here comes the rain. the first few showers in
delaware county and look at chester county. west chester seeing some rainfall, coatesville getting some. it's heading to east whiteland at this hour. the chances of showers will stay with us through this morning and into this afternoon. it's not going to be an all-day rain that being said, there's steadier rainfall that's just to the west, into the southwest that will be coming into the area. umbrella is a really good idea today. through it all, the temperatures will stay cooler. 50s today. nowhere near the 70s we had yesterday afternoon. hamilton township, 58 degrees. the farther north they go, the less likely you'll need an umbrella. at the jersey shore, occasional showers, 56 degrees this afternoon for wildwood and atlantic city. delaware already seeing rain showers this morning. wilmington is 57. 56 degrees in dover. and it's a mostly cloudy morning. you can expect to see showers in dewey beach, 57 degrees. that's today. right there is the seven-day forecast. there's a seven day for each
part of our area. when i come back, we'll go beyond the seven day with the ten-day outlook. tracy, vai? >> this tuesday morning, let's take a look at delaware this morning. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter katy zachry is watching drive times near wilmington. >> in and around the wilmington area, things are running smoothly, knock on wood. i don't want to jinx it. as we fly up along 95 through wilmington, if you're taking i-95 between 295 and 495 going northbound that will take you 11 minutes, just two minutes less if you are going southbound on that stretch. wilmington drivers, you are looking pretty good. this is to show you 295 at route 168. unfortunately it's not coming up. i can tell you, there is no issue to report along 295. i wanted to show you route 168. that gets to be a busy stretch between 168 and route 38. i'll have that drive time coming up in the next little bit. here's a camera that is working. this is the vine street expressway, 24th street and
center city philadelphia. light traffic. i wanted to bring this up because the vine was closed until just a short time ago because of overnight construction. back to you, tracy and vai. >> 5:10. up in smoke. a family wakes up to find their suv on fire and they say it's because of this pair of shoes. we'll tell you what they think caused it. plus, the search for a trash bomber. find out where someone has been intentionally littering in one local neighborhood and what neighbors are now doing to get answers.
a man from allentown will not face the death penalty if he's convicted of murdering his girlfriend. officers found a woman's body inside a recycling bin in february. she had been shot to death. he's also accused at shooting at police while they investigated the murder. from our delaware bureau, home owners in new castle county want to find out who is trashing their neighborhood. route 52 in centerville is one of delaware's prettiest roads. for some time now, someone has been randomly throwing trash along a stretch of road from centerville to greenville. neighbors have called the county. so far, they haven't been able to track down the person responsible. >> people who live here take great pride in the community. it makes us sad. >> we have a tough time understanding why they're doing it. >> one resident has even started a catch the trash bomber facebook page.
a reward is now being offered for information. >> new jersey lawmakers again stalled a vote on legislation requiring employers to offer paid sick time to workers. the democrat-led state senate delayed a vote on the bill that would grant workers one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. a vote in march was also delayed. the majority leader says some worry the requirement could burden small businesses. a similar law went into effect in philadelphia last year. connecticut, california, massachusetts and oregon also have laws requiring paid sick leave for some workers. happening today, funding for cheney university will be the topic of a public hearing with three state lawmakers. cheney is the nation's oldest historically black college. it's running a deficit of some $19 million. part of the reason is falling enrollment. the number of students is half of what it was in 2008. the university is one of
pennsylvania's state schools. new this morning, delaware lawmakers will vote today on a bill that removes homosexuality as a reason for divorce. the legislation strikes both homosexuality and lesbianism from the definition of marital misconduct. same-sex marriage is legal in delaware. examples of marital misconduct include adultery, criminal convictions and drug abuse. police say a boy set a school bus on fire. the crime was caught on surveillance fires. police say the bus driver left the door unlocked in front of a jewish school. a group of children jump on board sunday with what appear to be cardboard. the bus then erupts in flames. one boy stayed to watch the bus burn. this was the jewish community -- this has the jewish community on edge. >> there is a certain fear within the community, a fear of safety, of concern of safety. concern of my children who
travel that bus to and from school. >> police are still looking for up to five other children. 5:16. 55 degrees outside. let's check 422. >> katy zachry has that for us. hi, katy. >> hi, vai andç tracy. 422 i've been watching it throughout the morning. there was overnight construction that was affecting things eastbound but that has since cleared. 422 we're seeing light volume that's only going to pick up. we know this stretch of 422 around egypt road gets busy as we approach the 7:00 and 8:00 hours. right now, that construction eastbound near egypt road has cleared. taking a look at the drive times on the pennsylvania majors, 76 eastbound as you make your way from the blue route to center city philadelphia, that will take you 13 minutes. 95 southbound as you go between woodhaven and the vine street expressway, that will take you 13 minutes. the vine street expressway if you've heard of any of my past reports said the vine was closed. that was accurate.
it did re-open around 5:00 a.m. that's good news for drivers through philadelphia. the blue route, southbound between the schuylkill expressway and 95, that is a quick 15-minute ride. we know that gets stack as we head into the 7:00 and 8:00 hour. moving into new jersey now, the 42 freeway northbound, that will only take you about five minutes as you make your way between route 55 and the walt whitman bridge. this is a live look at route 41 where things are free and clear of any issues. speaking of bridges, too, your area bridges are free and clear. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it is a cool start this morning and i am tracking wet weather. not everybody is seeing it. you can see in trenton, there are breaks in the clouds. a little limited sunshine before the clouds take over during the day. the rain is already falling in delaware and into southeastern pennsylvania, chester county, getting light rain showers at this hour. they're moving into delaware county right now. coatesville and west chester, and into delaware county, you
can see very light rainfall arriving in media and on the way to upper darby. this is where we're starting off with some showers and temperature at 56 degrees in philadelphia. you can see that temperature will not be moving much during the day. we'll see a little bit of breeze out of the northeast and a chance of showers, especially during the afternoon hours. you'll start with rain drops in the suburbs, too. 52 degrees right now. that rain will bring the temperature down a little bit by 8:00. mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. that's 2:00 this afternoon. a chance of some late-day showers at 4:00. i think the evening commute will be dry. the lehigh valley, there you can see skies are starting to brighten up ahead of sunrise. 44 degrees right now. showers are a little less likely farther to the north, the lehigh valley, a chance of an afternoon shower. any showers will be light. steady, light rain moving into new jersey at this hour, 52 degrees. the clouds will keep the temperatures in the 50s through the day today. no sign of the 70s. it's going to be a cool one at
the shore, too, with winds fairly light. cloud cover, that will keep us in the 50s this afternoon. a chance of late-day shower at the shore. and for delaware, well, it's going to be a mostly cloudy day today. 56 degrees right now, occasional showers are possible. certainly not an all-day rainfall. seven-day forecast, we'll xned that by a few days with the ten-day outlook. cool today. a chance of a late-day shower. most of the day will be dry and warmer, back where we should be this time of year into the low 70s. warmer and dry for thursday. but the chance of showers possibly evenç a thunderstorm will arrive on friday. we'll be drying out on saturday and into sunday, a bit cooler. nice warmup again monday ahead of more showers for tuesday, then we dry out on wednesday and thursday. vai. >> thank you, bill. 19 minutes past 5:00 a.m. fighting zika. hear what officials in gloucester county are doing with
sensors news on its site. facebook says it has rigorous guide lanes to ensure neutrality in news content seen by 1.6 billion users around the world. on wall street, it could be trending higher. futures point to a higher open. a drop in oil prices weighed on the dow monday. the nasdaq snapped a tee-day losing streak. the dow slipping 34 points to 17,705, nasdaq up 14 to 4,750. >> landon dowdy, thanks. gas prices creeping up as we head toward the busy summer driving season. the price is up 20 cents in pennsylvania, 26 cents in delaware and 21 cents in new jersey.
some of the increase has to do with refineries switching over to summer blends. >> 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 new jersey gas prices remain some of the lowest in the country. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 5 degre5 degrees at 5:24. light showers in the area. you can see a break in the distance. any sunshine will be limited this morning. 55 degrees, less than half hour away from sunrise. katy zachry is watching first alert traffic. >> we are taking a look at drive times on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound and eastbound. you have a pretty smooth ride, just about 20 minutes between route 1 and the exit for valley forge, thanks to overnight construction. that has cleared.
coming up, we'll take a look at some other areas where construction is affecting things. thank you, katy. plus, putting an end to the last one in, first one out. we'll tell you about the new bill in our area that could change the layoff policy for teachers. and here's a live look right now at the franklin institute in philadelphia this morning. we'll tell you why the institute could be making changes after a judge ruled against its policy involving disabled guests.
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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today," is this the answer to fighting the zika virus in our area? hear what officials in south jersey are planning today using this fish. and this morning, a bicyclist is in critical condition following a hit and run in philadelphia. police are looking for the driver. here's a live look at center city philadelphia. we're tracking rain showers in our area today with a cooler start to your morning. it is 5:28. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we have a couple of nice days, cooler today. we're tracking a little bit of rain as well. let's start with meteorologist bill henley who has the neighborhood weather forecast. bill, i guess you'll tell us because you've got neighborhood wedge -- weather, where exactly
that rain will fall and when. >> this is citizens bank park. you can see some breaks in the clouds. if you look at the streetlights, there's rain coming down. light rain has entered philadelphia. it won't be all day long but the cool weather will be with us this morning through this afternoon. you may need your umbrella at times. very light rain moved into philadelphia and delaware and into south jersey. the light rain showers in central delaware and south jersey, nothing heavy there. they're on the move moving to the east at 20 miles an hour. you'll see scattered showers to start with. it won't be an all-day çrainfa. i'll show you when it will warm up with the extended futurecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, katy zachry is watching first alert traffic. >> good morning, bill. good morning to you at home if you're headed out the door and taking any of the pennsylvania majors, good news, everything is in the green which means speeds are running at where they should be and no overnight construction
to affect things. most of that has lifted. 76 eastbound as you make your way between the blue route and the vine street expressway, that's 13 minutes. 95 southbound is a quick ride of just 13 minutes as you go between woodhaven and the vine street expressway. the vine i should say has been re-opened since 5:00 a.m. it was closed for overnight construction. the blue route southbound between the schuylkill and 95, that's a quick 15-minute drive. again, everything in the green. speeds are at or where they should be. springfield township, montgomery county, there's a road obstruction i've been following. it hasn't been lifted yet. it at arlingham road and sunnybrook road. be aware of that if that's part of your morning commute. for drivers on 95 northbound, this is part of a long-term construction project. this does not lift at 5:00 a.m. as you make your way to 95 northbound from girard, that entrance ramp to the expressway is closed as part of a long-term construction project. vai and tracy? >>.