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and a little foggy. there's some light fog in the area. nothing more than that. the clouds have already stopped producing any rain in philadelphia. it's completely dry. at the shore, you can see those showers have just moved offshore. might see misty conditions to start with, but we will see a nice warmup with break of sunshine. won't completely clear out. there's still some lingering clouds in philadelphia. that's why it's warmer this morning. 57 degrees. also in the upper 50s in delaware. it's dropped into the 40s for the suburbs. look at the shore at 57 degrees. inland just a little bit, it's a little cooler but not by much. the clouds keeping temperatures pretty uniform this morning. the temperatures will be climbing. showers less likely this morning. sunshine breaking through. temperatures climbing into the 70s. for the suburbs, 73 degrees. by 4:00 this afternoon. look at that 75 degrees in the lehigh valley. nice warmup for delaware. by 4:00 this afternoon, 70 degrees. a chance of a morning shower in new jersey. that's now moved offshore. by noontime, 61.
at the shore, clouds will be breaking for some sunshine this afternoon. 65 degrees. a look at the futurecast hour by hour so you can plan your day when i'm back in ten minutes. let's check in with jessica boyington and see how traffic is moving on this morning. >> well, bill, we have some relief finally on the vine street expressway. all lanes back open. most of the exit ramps have all of the closures lifted. these are our cameras around 24th street. all traffic moving right now. this is the westbound side. it was earlier closed westbound and eastbound between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. again, it's typically lifted by 5:00 in the morning. you can see just on time here all lanes moving again. no problems there on the vine. all traffic is moving. ann accident out in northeast philadelphia on the boulevard might be tying you up a little bit. headed northbound around red lion road. on the inner drive though. lanes are still getting by the area. in horsham, still watching this accident scene. route 611 is closed. they're detouring traffic around
the scene between blare mill road and horsham road. vai? >> see you then. this morning it has been exactly one year since the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia's port richmond neighborhood. eight people died in the crash and more than 200 were hurt. that crash shed light on the issue of rail safety nationwide. >> and federal investigators will be meeting next week to talk about the cause of that derailment. matt delucia is live at the 30th street station this morning. that's where the train last stopped before going more than double the speed limit and off the tracks. matt? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, tracy and vai. one year ago tonight amtrak 188 left 30th street station and derailed a few minutes later. for some, it still feels like it happened yesterday. to this day, there are unanswered questions. >> i have never experienced anything that was to the volume that we saw that night. >> reporter: one year ago, dr. amy goldberg was chief of trauma
at temple university hospital. they always prepared for something like this but hoped it would never actually happen. >> when i walked in and saw the number of patients that we had already on site and the numbers that we were getting, it was rather impressive. >> reporter: temple says 54 victims were treated that night, more than any other hospital in the area. victims were taken to ten different hospitals within only a few miles from the derailment. chief medical officer dr. he herbert cushing remembers the questions that night as he drove to the hospital. >> do we have enough emergency rooms? is the blood bank ready? >> reporter: and the question of did all of their training and mass casualty drills make a difference. >> it had been five or tenfold larger, which is not inconceivable, if there was a major disaster, that sort of situation would have been difficult to handle at that time. but i feel that we're better prepared now to handle a larger
disaster situation. >> reporter: and federal investigators will meet next week to discuss and lay out the probable cause of that derailment. coming up at 5:30, we spoke with some of the attorneys who are representing some of the victims and their families. some of the questions that they want answered, we'll have that coming up. for now, live outside 30th street station, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, thank you. nbc 10 has you covered on the train derailment all day today. we'll be talking with passengers who survived the crash that night and how it impacted safety regulations across the country. >> prosecutors have charged three doctors from our area with illegally selling prescription pills and endangering the patients that they were supposed to be helping. prosecutors say dr. alan summers sold prescriptions for cash out of an office on south broad street near wolf in south philadelphia. that office is now shut down. a 47-page indictment says he enlisted the help of two other doctors to make $5 million off customers. people living near the office
say they saw a line of people stretched around the building at all hours of the day. >> the line would be from that door all the way around the corner. >> lines, security guards out here and everything. yeah, they had security guards, armed security guards too. >> the doctors who were charged in this indictment are alleged to have become simply drug dealers. >> prosecutors say the doctors sold prescriptions for a drug used to treat opiate addiction and anti-anxiety medication. dr. summers' attorney says his client is innocent. the medical treatment he provided was medically necessary and met the general lly accepte standards of medicine. a chester county mother is going to prison for injected her teenage daughter with prison. she took a plea deal, which puts her in prison for four to ten years. she'll also have to testify against her boyfriend. prosecutors say riffey helped her 14-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old inject the drug several times last fall in their
home. a chester county mother shot and killed after an argument recorded the crime on her phone. detectives have charged keith smith with the murder of his girlfriend wesley webb. inside their schuylkill township home last week. investigators say webb used her phone to record audio, and that recording includes the shotgun blast that killed her and smith shooting himself in the face. then three children came down stairs to call 911. now that audio evidence could help convict webb's accused killer. >> it really is like her voice coming from the grave and reaching out to make sure justice is done to the man who murdered her. >> the d.a. says a recent change to the state wiretap act means webb's recording can be used in court. meantime, smith is in the hospital for facial reconstruction, but he is expected to recover and transfer to chester county prison. the man accused in a road rage shooting on the blue route is now behind bars. the arrest is a result of a tipster recognizing the suspect
from a police sketch. troopers tracked down anthony richardson to his home in overbrook yesterday. he's now charged with attempted murder. richardson is accused of shooting into another driver's car on 476 in west conshohocken a week ago today. the bullet didn't hit anyone. an employee at a vocational school in berks county has resigned after a student ended up with his gun. police say the legally registered gun was in the employee's car. students worked on the vehicle as part of a learning program, but after that, the gun was missing. police recovered the weapon about six hours later. administrators suspended the student. it's 5:07. 57 degrees. from our delaware bureau, gates open this afternoon at dover international speedway for the start of nascar weekend. practice rounds begin today for the nascar camping world truck series followed by more practice in qualifying rounds tomorrow and saturday.
the main event is sunday, the nascar sprint cup series at the monster mile. and today philadelphia city council will honor the national champion villanova wildcats. coach jay wright and team members will be at city hall later this morning. council will present a resolution congratulating them on their last-second victory in the ncaa championship final. clouds have been lingering this morning. we even saw a few scattered showers first thing this morning. take a look at cape may. looks a bit damp because the showers have just ended. a little bit of light fog there. it's really not too bad. any fog will be disappearing as the day goes on. these temperatures will be warming up significantly today. you can add 20 to that for a high temperature. we're at 57 degrees. upper 50s for philadelphia. a little cool in the pennsylvania suburbs. in new jersey, it is in the 50s. just dropped to 55 degrees in south jersey. there are some cooler readings,
but overall it's pretty uniform with the clouds that are still in the area right now. clayton is 53. mt. laurel is 56 degrees. 50 right now in hamilton. sunshine will break through the clouds finally. we will see a pretty good warmup this afternoon. there will still be clouds around. don't have to worry about showers though until overnight tonight. the next round of showers is way to the west. those showers will come through during the early morning hours, but it's later tomorrow afternoon there's a good chance we'll see thunderstorms roll into the area. there's still a chance of showers over the weekend. so we'll get a nice break during the day today. futurecast showing 8:00 this morning still some clouds around, but look at the breaks in the loud as we go into the afternoon hours. that's noontime. bright sunshine and a quick warmup by lunchtime. we'll see temperatures heading into the upper 60s, then upper 70s this afternoon. university city, 77 degrees. up to 77 also in chestnut hill. look at the suburbs.
easton, near 80 degrees this afternoon. vineland, you'll be in the low 70s. a little cooler at the shore too. not a strong wind but an easterly breeze to keep temperatures in the low 70s for atlantic city. low 70s in wilmington with the clouds. enough sunshine to warm things up. that's today. there's the seven day. when i come back, your ten-day outlook to take you through the weekend and beyond. >> i think bottom line is it's going to be a nice day today. time to check now some traffic news. see what's happening on the roads. >> let's check the schuylkill expressway. jessica boyington has you covered. >> that's right, vai and tracy. the schuylkill looks great right now. no problems in or out of center city. we're looking specifically around montgomery drive. you can see the eastbound lanes in here. eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway is a 12-minute trip. average speeds are into the 60s.
as for mass transit, we're seeing a bunch of different delays on the trenton line and the airport line. a few trains are running late, up to at least 45 minutes on each of these lines due to signal problems. definitely check before you go to see if your specific train is affected there. as for amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t., and paco, everything is running on time or close to schedule. still watching an accident in northeast philadelphia around red lion road. here's the garden state parkway. you can see some construction just beyond the toll plaza right in here. you can see we do have some flashing lights. down to one lane headed southbound. vai and tracy? >> jessica, thanks. it is a message that says to heal and not promote retaliation. it's the message from officials and neighbors in wilmington following the death of a 16-year-old student. we'll tell you what they're demanding now. plus, the ugly truth. a new online challenge is helping people in our area get a life-saving organ donation.
it's 5:14. 57 degrees outside. there's a campaign out there to save lives. it's using your ugliest prom pictures to do it. it's called the hashtag ugly truth campaign. donate life pennsylvania is behind the push to let people know how great the need is for more organ donors. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city to explain how your ugly prom pictures can help.
katy? >> reporter: tracy, it may sound like a leap, right? your ugly and forgettable prom pictures saving lives. this organization says it's all about spreading the ugly truth and getting the ugly truth out there. now, the ugly truth, according to jan winestock, is that over 8,000 people in pennsylvania alone are waiting for life-saving organs. a person dies in pennsylvania every 18 hours waiting for one of these life-saving organ transplants. they want people to post their ugly prom pictures to social media with the hashtag ugly truth to raise awareness and get more organ donors. >> the number one myth is if i put the donor designation on my driver's license, health care providers won't save my life. that is the furthest thing from the truth. >> reporter: in fact, jan says health care providers don't even know if you're an organ donor or
no t not. a few of us here at the station answered the call. that was tracy davidson at her senior prom. i threw one out from my junior prom. and vai sikahema from his junior or senior prom. that's a great pic, right? i would say it's his senior prom. he looks so old. vai, you look so old. anyway -- >> i was 27 when i graduated high school. >> reporter: well, i love especially you're standing on sand. you have a lake behind you and snow-peaked mountains. i don't know what that was about, but that backdrop was great. donate life pennsylvania says becoming an organ donor takes just 30 seconds. coming up in the next hour, we'll look at how easy that process is, and i'll explain how one organ donor can affect the lives of 60 people. reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> katy, thank you. meanwhile this morning,
there are reports that the new hampshire attorney general will launch an investigation after video shows officers punching a man while he was on the ground. hell continue every video shows the point where a high-speed chase from massachusetts ended in nashua, new hampshire. the driver opened his door, got on his knees with his hands up, and got on the ground. the video shows officers approach the man and punch him . after seeing the video, state police say they'll likely conduct an internal investigation. in colorado, a judge ruled the man accused of killing three people at a planned parenthood clinic is not competent to stand trial. the ruling puts the case against robert dear on hold. his mental health will be re-evaluated in august. dear is charged with 139 counts, including murder and attempted murder stemming from the november clinic shooting. it's 5:17. 57 degrees. we have new information this morning. two more recently discovered pieces of debris appear to be from missing malaysian airlines flight 370.
mh-370 vanished in march of 2014 with 239 people on board. investigators believe it went down in a remote stretch of the southern indian ocean. the two new pieces of debris are an engine part and a cabin panel piece. they were found in south africa and on a remote island in the indian ocean. an international team of experts confirmed both items are almost certainly from mh-370. that brings the total number of debris pieces from the missing jet now to five. it's kind of getting light out there. we want to get a check on traffic, see how your commute will be this morning. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington can get you to work. >> that's right. if you're heading out the door in the next couple minutes, you want to get on 95 now. we're not seeing any big delays yet. this is around academy road. southbound you can see in big jam-ups yet. that total drive time is only a 13-minute trip with speeds still into the 60s this morning. you can see no southbound delay, in northbound delay.
good news out in horsham. that accident we were talking about that closed 611 for the most part of the morning so far between blair mill road and horsham road has cleared out of the way. as for mass transit, we're seeing big delays. some trains are specifically a little late, up to at least 45 minutes for some. check before you head out the door just in case one of your trains is affected. outs in cherry hill, new jersey, we're doing great. on route 70 around kings highway, you can see no big problems or delays. i'll have more updates for you as soon as we start seeing those delays and in the next ten minutes. 19 minutes after 5:00. about 20 minutes away from sunrise. look at this. we've got some breaks in the clouds. finally they're thinning out. we'll see sunshine. we'll see the sunrise on this very camera. that's the view from the mellon bank building many center city. lingering clouds, some light fog, especially in the suburbs.
the fog will disappear with some sunshine finally breaking through to really warm things up this afternoon. this evening, it'll be a mild one. there will be some clouds moving sbak in back into the area. we'll get late-day sunshine before the clouds take over. there's a chance we'll see showers tonight. this morning there's a bit of fog. zero visibility now in lancaster, but it's light fog for pottstown and redding. not a problem at all in quaker town. millville, it was under two miles, now four miles and improving. you'll see some of that light fog in wilmington too. fog doesn't look like it's going to be much of an issue for the morning commute. this afternoon you can leave the umbrella at home. the showers have moved offshore. still a little misty at the shore and dry in philadelphia. a big warmup from the 40s and 50s. suburbs are in the 40s right now. upper 50s at this hour for philadelphia and delaware. look at south jersey at 55
degrees. cool spots, not too many of them. collegeville is 50. 49 degrees right now in ft. washing. all these temperatures with sunshine will really warm up. look at the neighborhood forecast this morning. summerton, 78 degrees this afternoon. the suburbs, with partly sunny skies, up to 76 in lansdale. into the upper 70s for the lehigh valley with sunshine breaking through. bethlehem, 79 degrees this afternoon. new jersey, vineland and haddonfield into the low 70s. a bit cooler at the shore. still a little bit of a breeze off the ocean. clouds will linger this morning. it's this afternoon you'll finally see breaks of sunshine for atlantic city. look at the temperatures in delaware. a bit cooler for lewis and dover. wilmington will warm into the low 70s today. dry today, but i'm tracking more showers and a possibility of thunderstorms before we get to the weekend. this is tomorrow. this is noontime tomorrow. look at the rain moving back into the suburbs and the lehigh
valley. that will sweep through. a chance of thunderstorms as it rolls through during the afternoon hours tomorrow. by 5:30, the evening commute, most of the heavy stuff is offshore. then there's another round of showers that's going to come through on saturday. saturday morning at 11:30, you can see it's moving through central pennsylvania and western pennsylvania. it'll sweep through our area during the afternoon on saturday. then it's out of here for sunday. it does turn cooler over the weekend. cool? that's not a word we'll be using this afternoon. 77 degrees today. tomorrow, we'll get those late-day showers and thunderstorms and a chance of some late-day showers and thunderstorms again on saturday. by sunday, we're clearing out. it comes with a cooldown. those clear skies and 62 degrees, if we're lucky. there's a chance parts of the area will stay in the 50s on sunday. still in the 60s but a bit warmer on monday. then it's back into the 70s with more chances of showers next week for wednesday, thursday, and again on saturday.
well, it's our second annual weather education day set for next wednesday. all the nbc 10 first alert meteorologists will show off weather experiments to the children at citizens bank park. here's some video from last year's weather education day. join me and the entire gang. we'll all be there. a huge crowd, it was lots of fun last year. there's still time to sign up for this year. get more information at phillies.com. >> i was wondering why there was that big burn mark there on the field. it was because you were pouring something there. that explains it. >> that's glenn. >> blame it on glenn. 23 minutes past 5:00 a.m. police are looking for a man who escaped from a hospital following his arrest. hear what he did as soon as he was uncuffed and the important items he left behind. >> plus this -- >> i was scared. i was frustrated. i was angry. i was shaking. >> arrested for silence. hear why this lawyer is pressing charges after she was taken into
decline, but apple may have plenty of reasons to keep selling them. for example, drake's new album sold a million copies in its first week when it was only available on itunes and apple music. tracy, back over to you. >> landon, thanks. 5:27. we're seeing some breaks in the clouds, but we're also seeing a bit of fog this morning. not going to last. that will be clearing out. the temperatures climbing. that's a live view from south philadelphia. 57 degrees at 5:27. jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. >> morning, bill. we're watching the blue route right now. this is right around county line road. this is what a lot of our majors look like. not a lot of traffic out the door there, but we'll check in with more spots and see if everything looks the same when i come back at 5:30. plus, left for dead. we'll tell you the story of this pit bull who was shot multiple times but still survived and