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right now on nbc 10 news today, deadly derailment, one year later. how things have changed in the year since amtrak train 188 crashed in port richmond. doctors accused of dealing drugs. three local doctors are facing charges for selling prescription pills to dealers and addicts. suspected serial burglar busted. we showed yo eed you the videou called police. it's 6:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. it is friday eve, as you like to say. a nice one at that. let's get to first alert meteorologist bill henley and
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his neighborhood forecast. >> morning, vai. it's okay to read the sign. woo-hoo! we have sunshine peeking through. it's really going to warm things up today. this morning we have a little bit of fog. it's starting to improve some. lancaster has zero visibility this morning. now light fog in mt. holly and blue bell. not so much an issue in south jersey. it is a little lower for wilmington. three-mile visibility there. you saw that live picture. three miles shouldn't be an issue this morning. temperatures are a bit warmer. 57 degrees in philadelphia. dropping to the 40s in the suburbs. in delaware right now, it's 57 degrees in wilmington. a cool start this morning. the temperatures will really warm up this afternoon. look at this. sunshine. 74 in philadelphia by 1:00 in the afternoon. the suburbs will start in the 60s, warm into the 70s for the lehigh valley.
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that's where we'll find some of the warmest weather today. 73 degrees and climbing at 1:00 in the afternoon. into the low 70s for delaware and for jersey and the jersey shore, the shore will be a little cooler. this afternoon, sunshine there too. that's today. there's the seven day at the bottom of the screen. tracking some showers for tomorrow. we'll take you through the futurecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boying to ins first alert traffic. >> we are watching an accident scene on the schuylkill expressway. we're seeing some delays right now. this is headed westbound right by waverly road. you can see one lane getting through right here. they have the cones out there. there's police officers on the scene as well. pen-dot crews, an ambulance just leaving the scene right now. some big delays as only one lane subpoena getting by because they're blocking the right lane and right-hand shoulder. they just stopped traffic momenta momentarily to allow the ambulance to move out of the way. traffic moving again but still it's a slow go out there. let's check in with the drive
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time. again, that's headed westbound. if you are headed westbound right now, we're already into the red for our drive time. seeing some big delays. 46 minutes headed westbound from the vine street expressway to the blue route. typically a 13, 14-minute trip there. you can see we're adding on significant time. average speeds down to 15 miles per hour. we'll have updates for you when i come back in the next ten. tracy? three minutes past 6:00. today marks one year since this happened. the new york-bound northeast regional train entered a sharp curve going more than 100 miles an hour, derailing in port richmo richmond. eight people were killed, more than 200 hurt. this is what the derailment site looks like today. while everything looks calm and normal, now a lot of questions still remain about last year's crash. federal investigators are meeting next weak to detail the probable cause of last year's deadly derailment. >> this morning we're taking a look back.
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matt delucia is live this morning at 30th street station. you spoke to some doctors who treated people on that train. what did they have to say? >> reporter: that's right, vai and tracy. it was one year ago tonight that amtrak 188 left this station and derailed a few minutes later. for some, it is something they will never forget and think it was just yesterday. >> 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. >> 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. chief medical officer dr. herbert cushing remembers the questions of that noigt as he drove to the hospital. >> do we have enough emergency rooms? is the blood bank ready? >> reporter: to this day, some
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of the doctors stay in touch with their patients, some of whom may never work or walk again. >> it was a monumental day and months for all of us taking care of these patients. it's something we don't take lightly. definitely something that we'll never forget. >> reporter: and as mentioned, federal investigators will be meeting next week to discuss the probable cause of the derailment. coming up, we spoke with some of the attorneys who are representing the victims and their families. what questions they want answered. we'll have that for you. now i'm live outside 30th street station. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, thank you. we have continuing coverage on the nbc 10 app, including survivor stories and changes to rail safety. stay with us throughout the day for continued coverage. well, a chester county mother shot and killed after an argument had the presence of mind to record the crime on her phone. >> detectives have charged keith smith with the murder of his girlfriend wesley webb inside the schuylkill township home
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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 wiretapping act means webb's recording can be used in court. meantime, smith is in the hospital for facial reconstruction, but he's expected to recover and be transferred to chester county prison. well, following breaking news at 6:06 this morning. brazilian president dilma rousseff has been suspended this morning after the senate voted to impeach the country's first woman president. rousseff is accused of hiding large budget deficits that brazil is facing. she'll be replaced for up to six months by the vice president, pending a trial in the senate,
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and that trial will determine if she can serve out her second term or if the vice president will remain in power. prosecutors have charged three doctors from our area with illegally selling prescription pills and endangering the patients they were supposed to be helping. prosecutors say dr. alan summers sold prescriptions for cash out of an office on 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. prosecutors say the prescriptions included a drug to treat opiate addiction and an anti-anxiety medication. an attorney for dr. summers says his client is innocent and the treatment he provided was, quote, medically necessary. 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. the council will present a resolution congratulating them on their last-second victory in the ncaa championship final.
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sunshine is up and much of the area is seeing some sunshine but not everybody is getting it this morning. 57 degrees and partly sunny skies in philadelphia. at the shore this morning, 57 degrees. the clouds are lingering there. inland, it's 57. 49 degrees now in hamilton. those are the showers just offshore cape may. a few sprinkles into southern delaware. in and around lewis, those clouds are lingering. the clouds will be thinning throughout the day. we'll see easterly winds continue. that's going to keep the coast just a little cooler during the day today. forecast winds for today, not strong but just enough. coming onshore, keeping things cooler. inland, we'll see the temperatures really take off. we're already getting some sunshine. look at these temperatures. upper 70s for university city.
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lansdale, 76 degrees this afternoon. bethlehem and easton, 79 degrees today. vineland, up to 73. a little cooler at the shore. wildwood, 67. low 70s in atlantic city. into the 70s for wilmington but stopping just short of 70 degrees for dover, 69 degrees this afternoon. during the day today, we'll see some clouds sprinkle. i think most areas stay dry. that's 11:00 this morning. as we go into the afternoon hours, any showers that pop up in eastern maryland fizzle as they try to move into our area. late this afternoon and this evening, look what's coming our way. those showers heading in overnight tonight. there's a possibility of storms even before we get to the weekend. i've got a look at that, the extended futurecast, when i come back in ten minutes. >> thank you, bill. 6:09. a little fender bender on waverly. we want to get a checkup on that. >> 76 west. jessica boyington has been
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watching it. >> a lot of the scene has cleared, but we still have some major delays in place. we had an ambulance on scene. that's moved out of the way. we had the right shoulder blocked and the right lane blocked with only one lane squeezing through. now you can see here headed westbound all lanes are getting by. we do have some activity over into the right-hand shoulder. the drive times are really up there because of that one lane getting by at that one point around waverly road. westbound from the vine street expressway to the blue route is a 57-minute trip. it's going to take you about an hour when it typically should take you about 12 minutes or so. average speeds are still clocking in into almost the teens. there is some construction in tredyffrin township. that's ongoing. here's 422. we are still in the green here. no problems or big delays, but eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill, about a two-minute increase there. about a nine-minute trip. you can see headed westbound,
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it's only about six to seven minutes. seeing a little bit of sun glare out there on route 38. this is in morristown, new jersey. no problems there or delays. vai and tracy? >> thank you, jess sooe. when a philadelphia woman was stopped by new jersey state police, she felt the way most of us would. >> when this happened, i was scared. i was frustrated. i was angry. i was shaking. >> and then police arrested her. now she's suing. we'll tell you what charges she's facing and why she says police violated her civil rights. plus, remember this guy? he was caught on camera using a garden ornament and a shovel to bust into a montgomery county home. well, now he's been arrested and we'll tell you why police are thanking us for helping to find him.
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6:15. good morning, ocean county. here's a live look at the sun coming up in jackson county. some sunshine today, finally, and much warmer. bill henley's first alert forecast coming up in a couple minutes. well, when you were standing next to your prom date in that awkward prom pose, you probably never thought some day this picture could help save lives, but it's true. >> now donate life p.a. wants you to share those old prom pictures or any unflattering photos you may have as part of a new campaign. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for us this morning in center city. explain this campaign to us and how these embarrassing pictures are helping. >> reporter: well, donate life p.a. really hopes so many people get behind this because you can have fun with it, but it also spreads a very important message. the key is to posting those embarrassing and cringeworthy prom pictures with the hashtag ugly truth. the ugly truth, according to jan
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winestock, is that over 8,000 people in pennsylvania alone are waiting for life-saving organs. a person dies in this state every 18 hours waiting for one of these crucial transplants. they're asking you to post your ugly prom pictures to social media with the hashtag ugly truth to raise awareness about this little-known fact and encourage people to become organ donors by going to >> the number one myth is if i put the donor designation on my driver's license, health care providers won't save my life. and that is the furthest thing from the truth. ask any health care worker out there. they don't know what's on your driver's license, and they are committed to doing everything to save an individual's life. >> reporter: so to help with this campaign, a few of us at the station dug into the archives. you saw a brief picture there of me and my junior prom date.
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cringeworthy. maybe those in the control room thought it was cringeworthy and got out of it really fast. we also have other pictures to share with you. i caught a glimpse earlier, vai and tracy, of some gems you have. also helping to spread this important awareness. >> i don't think it's fair that katy directed the producers to pop hers up for like 0.3 seconds. you look cute, katy. as you always do. yours aren't cringeworthy. >> ours are. >> a little older. >> we posted them on instagram, facebook, twitter. people are saying interesting things about them. >> whoa. >> there we go. >> me and my date janice allen. >> how do you remember her name? >> look at my shoes. i got the elevator platform shoes that made my all of 5'6" with the shoes on. >> classic. that's really good. >> let's see yours.
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whoa! >> a little side ponytail. i don't know what i was thinking. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> that's crazy. okay. >> you went to a prom like every week. >> stop. but you know what, i'm happy to pull those out. we're both happy to pull those out. >> for a good cause. >> to get people talking about organ donations, to get them to donate. i just renewed my license the other day. it's so easy. just click it on and say, i want to be an organ donor. send us your prom pictures. if we got to do it, you got to do it. i posted mine to their twitter account. i posted yours too, vai. follow us on twitter. you can see those and send us your prom pictures. >> i'd love to see jessica's prom pictures. >> i'd love to see jessica's as well. right now i think people who are heading out the door would love to see if the problem on the schuylkill westbound has been alleviated. >> we'll get back to the prom picture. i seem to have missed that assignment. we're on schuylkill right now, seeing big delays around waverly road headed westbound. we had an earlier accident that
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is only on the shoulder. we were blocking the right lane and right-hand shoulder. there was only one lane getting by. we're still up to 50-minute delays here. headed westbound from the vine to the blue route, average speeds at 14 miles per hour. that's typically about a 12-minute trip or so. there's also some construction on passyunk avenue eastbound and westbound between 61st street and 28th street. that's reduced to two lanes. i'll have more updates in the next ten minutes. now let's check nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. it's a forecast you won't get anywhere else. >> this neighborhood weather technology allows bill henley to really focus in exactly and specifically where you live in your neighborhoods. bill? >> and we are seeing variation. we got some sunshine in philadelphia, but look at cape may. clouds and a bit of fog. you can barely see beach avenue. there have been a few showers in and around cape may. right now it is dry, and it should stay dry. fog will be disappearing.
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right now light fog in redding. look at lancaster. socked in at zero visibility. still some light fog in mt. holly and burlington county. under two miles there and 2 1/2-mile visibility in millville. wildwood reporting five miles at the short. just a little mistier. it's going to be a day where clouds take a break. those clouds are thing out. we'll see sunshine and warmest day of the week. in fact, the temperatures will really be taking off this afternoon heading into the upper 70s for parts of the area. willmenting toen a little cooler. trenton and philadelphia and into redding will see a huge warmup during the day today. the forecast is calling for sunshine and a dry day. the clouds breaking, 77 degrees in bethlehem. heading to the suburbs, you'll find partly sunny skies, 76 degrees in phoenixville. newtown up to 77 degrees. look at fairmount at 77. closer to 80 degrees for byberry. in new jersey, we still have a few clouds around, but they'll thin out for some sunshine.
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low 70s in haddonfield. trenton up to 78 degrees. atlantic city at the shore, a little bit of a breeze coming in off that ocean. just enough to keep it at 66 degrees for the shore. low 70s in galloway township. in delaware, nice sunshine. finally breaking through the clouds. 66 degrees for rehoboth beach. wilmington warms into the 70s. so the temperatures have a ways to go, but they will be moving from the 50s into the 70s and closer to 80 degrees than some spots this afternoon. still a couple cool spots. hopewell township is 49 degrees. futurecast showing tomorrow you'll need to put away the sunglasses and grab the umbrellas because as we go into the afternoon, showers and possibly some thunderstorms will swing through. by the late afternoon hours, that's 5:30 in the afternoon, you can see some clearing areas north and west. it's not going to be an all-day rainfall tomorrow. over the weekend, a chance we'll
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see showers again. a quick warmup today. tomorrow those showers in the afternoon and saturday afternoon there's a chance of some showers and thunderstorms. it clears out, but the temperatures really drop down for sunday. 62 degrees the high temperature after morning temperatures in the 40s. parts of the area will stay in the 50s on sunday. then we start to see a warmup on monday. it continues for tuesday and wednesday. by wednesday and thursday afternoons and friday, we'll be closer to 80 degrees. a chance of system showers for wednesday and thursday and again next saturday. our second annual weather education day is set for next wednesday. the entire first alert meteorologist team will be there to show off weather experiments to the children at citizens bank park. this is video from last year's weather education day. join me, sheena parveen, glenn schwarz. there's still more time to sign up. get more information at
6:23 am police say video we showed you here on nbc 10 helped catch a man wanted in connection with a rash of burglaries in montgomery county. nbc 10 first showed you this video on tuesday from one of three homes in whitpain township burglarized a day earlier. police say after the video aired, they got a flood of tip calls leading them to the suspect. it's 6:23. 57 degrees outside. this morning, nbc 10 responds to a woman who says her backyard was left a mess after reporting downed lines to her power company. coming up at 6:45, how harry hairston and the nbc 10 responds team helped her get her yard back to normal. plus, continuing coverage on the amtrak deadly derailment one year later. how rail safety has changed since the crash.
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alert traffic. right now we're looking at an accident scene on route 202. this is northbound around route 29. it is over into that left-hand shoulder and left-hand lane. two lanes getting by. we'll have updates when i come back and the schuylkill expressway. for now, let's get a check on today's forecast with bill henley. >> clouds are breaking for some sun sunshine. you can see the glow of sunlight from this live view from the comcast center. right now it's 57 degrees at 6:27. >> reporter: good mourning. i'm matt delucia live at 30th street station, the last stop before amtrak 188 went off the rails one year ago today. we're looking at what we have learned since that crash and what questions still need to be answered.
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deadly derailment, one year
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later. this morning we're talking to attorneys and taking a look at what's changed in rail safety since amtrak train 188 flew off the rails in port richmond. mangled metal, crumpled front ends. police are investigating this crash in east falls. she was stopped for speeding, but when she refused to answer questions from police, she was arrested for her silence. now she's suing. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. let's get to the bill henley with the first alert neighborhood forecasts. >> we're seeing very light fog in our area this morning. you can see it in this view looking across the delaware. a little glow of sunshine, yes, but the fog will disappear and the sunshine, well, that will stay with us. look at the warmup. 71ing d 71 degrees by 11:00 this morning. into the upper 70s by this afternoon. by then, the fog will be long gone. just got a bit thicker.
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under a mile in pottstown. allentown getting some of that light fog too. blue bell, under a mile. visibility is limited in a few spots in south jersey. really not too bad for millville. 2 1/2 miles. also in wilmington, where there's still some sunshine breaking through the clouds. still a bit of light fog to start with. fog won't last. sunshine takes over. you may have noticed the seven-day forecast calling for a big warmup today. i'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're watching route 202 around route 29 headed northbound. we have an accident scene pulled over into the work zone fortunately. it is blocking out that left portion of the work zone. still the two lanes getting by. you can see maybe a little bit of a slow down past the scene, but nothing too major right now. the schuylkill expressway is still seeing some delays from an earlier accident scene that's mostly cleared out of the way. westbound around waverly road. so westbound right now from the
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vine street expressway to the blue route is still a 27-minute trip. just a few moments ago, it was about at the hour mark. average speeds are climbing back up, but again we're also in the beginnings of what rush hour is. we're not going to really climb up there too much. 27 minutes still there. vai? >> thank you, jessie. deadly derailment, one year later. these images are hard to forget. amtrak train 188 flew off the rails in port richmond when it was going more than 100 miles per hour. that night, eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured. one year later, and this is what that very same curve looks like as sky force 10 flies over it. everything, of course, is all cleaned up, but memories of that deadly derailment do remain. >> nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the 30th street station. what's changed in the year since the deadly derailment? >> reporter: absolutely. tracy and vai, a lot has changed
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in terms of safety. i'll get to that in a moment. first, you say this is a day a lot of people won't forget. a day i won't forget as well. the effects that happened after that. you have the northeast corridor that was shut down for several days after the derailment. so a lot of commuters felt the effects. perhaps the people who were on board that train feel the effects more than anybody else. take a look at these images once again. this is what it looked like right after that derailment one year ago. train cars off the rails, some on their side, torn apart. the train's engineer told investigators last year he remembered pushing the throttle to pick up speed and then hit the brake when he felt the train was going too fast into the curve. he also said there were gaps in memory as to what happened during those final moments. the attorneys for some of the victim and their families say one year later, there are still plenty of questions. >> this has been a trying time and a troubling time and a difficult time for all of those
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who were horribly devastated and who lost loved ones in the accident. >> they feel this pain not just on the day of the anniversary of the this derailment but every waking hour of their life. >> reporter: the attorneys say some of the victims may never work again or walk again. but there have been safety improvements since that crash. positive train control has been activated all along the northeast corridor. that technology slows the train if it's going too fast along certain spots. the two of those attorneys you just heard from say above all the victims and their families want accountability on the part of amtrak and the engineer. next week federal investigators are planning to meet so they can lay out the probable cause of that derailment, perhaps giving some of those all-important answers. live outside 30th street station this morning, i'm matt delucia,
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nbc 10 news. >> and we have continuing coverage on the nbc 10 app, including survivor stories and changes to rail safety. stay with nbc 10 throughout the day for complete coverage on the deadly derailment one year later. also new this morning, two people are in the hospital following this crash in philadelphia's east falls neighborhood. it appears the car they were ril riding in hit several parked vehicles then flipped over around 1:00 this morning. both people are listed in stable condition. >> philadelphia police are searching for a man who escaped from their custody. authorities tell us the 24-year-old was arrested for driving under the influence following a crash last night. he was taken to penn per presbyterian medical center for pain. when officers uncuffed him, he ran out the door. he was still wearing a hospital gown and neck brace. and police are investigating after a man was stabbed during a robbery in west philadelphia. four men robbed the victim of
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his cell phone around 4:30 this morning. so far there are no arrests. we're working ing ting to find victim's condition. and a philadelphia woman is suing new jersey state police because she said she was wrongfully arrested. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in the digital operations center. this woman says she was arrested because she didn't answer the officers' questions. tell us what happened. >> right. and rebecca tells us she was well within her rights no the to answer those questions when she was pull over by police. nbc 10 obtained the dash cam video of her encounter were police last october. troopers suspected her of speeding in warren county. she's an attorney who comes from a law enforcement family and said she followed the trooper's request. she provided them with the information but declined to answer questions. that's when she and her attorney say she was wrongfully arrested. >> they had every right to stop her and give her a speeding ticket if they wanted to, but they did not have a right to arrest her simply for not answering questions. >> police have a really hard job
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to do, and i respect that job. but it's made more difficult when there are troopers and police officers out there who don't respect the law and don't respect people's constitutional rights. as you say, i think we've seen examples of that where people who have the first responsibility, who are the first defenders of the constitution ignore that responsibility. we want to make sure that they actually respect those rights for everybody. >> rebecca has filed a lawsuit against the state police and the trooper who arrested her. she tells us she's doing it because she wants to hold police accountable for violating her rights. we did reach out to new jersey state police and the attorney general's office. they tell us the traffic stop is subject to an internal review. they declined to comment any further because of the pending litigation. reporting live this morning in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news.
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coming up on 6:39. look at this. we've got some sunshine, finally getting some breaks in the clouds. the temperatures will lingering out there. the fog disappears and we'll finally get sunshine that'll last through the day and come with a big warmup. that will make for a mild evening. still some clouds around this evening. late afternoon sunshine will start to fade as those clouds increase, heading into tonight. overnight tonight, that's when we could see showers return. right now it is dry. cloudy still at the jersey shore. 57 degrees, middle 50s for south jersey, and delaware is looking at mostly cloudy skies. the lehigh valley has bright sunshine at 48 degrees. with some sunshine, temperatures are in the 50s. philadelphia, chestnut hill at 53 degrees. a little cooler for summerton. 51ing d degrees. society hill at 58 degrees. a nice warm afternoon. you see some clouds way to the
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west. those showers won't be an issue during the day. the only showers that have been a problem this morning have been lingering around cape may. you see them over delaware bay. you'll see a sprinkle or two, misty conditions with light fog in cape may and into lewis, delaware. those showers should stay offshore. we'll see easterly winds during the day today. that'll keep things cooler along the koecoast. come inland and we'll see a pretty good warmup. in fact, this is going to be the warmest day of the week. look at the temperatures. soaring this afternoon. 77 degrees in chestnut hill. easton closer to 80 degrees this afternoon with partly sunny skies. delaware, south jersey, and the jersey shore a little cooler for new jersey at 74 and vineland. wildwood will see that easterly wind, so 67 degrees. then in delaware, 74 degrees for wilmington. just a little cooler in dover. that's today. a look at the weekend and beyond with the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes.
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>> all right. thank you, bill. about 20 minutes before 7:00 a.m. looks like we have a problem on 202. >> let's find out exactly where. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching that. >> right, vai and tracy. an accident on 202 headed northbound just approaching route 29. you can see it is over into the work zone area. that's a good thing here. pushed over into that left-hand lane. still two lanes getting by. maybe a little slow approaching the scene. no big delays right now because of it. the schuylkill expressway, we have been dealing with an accident scene around waverly road headed westbound. we were seeing major delays earlier. now we're not. it's starting to lighten up. that's because most of the lanes are open. we're still at a 31-minute trip westbound from the vine to the blue route. speeds into the 20s. that's also because even with that accident clearing out of the way, rush hour sr. beginning. we're starting to see extra volume out the door there anyway. in the right-hand shoulder what we're seeing now is that vehicle
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that was involved in the accident scene with the tow truck about to be pulled away. it is over into the right-hand shoulder. two lanes still getting by. here's the guard staarden state. no big delays or problems. headed southbound off the toll plaza on the parkway, we are dealing with some construction. you can see lane restrictions there. one lane getting by. vai and tracy? nbc 10 responds. a powerful storm knocked down a tree taking out power lines and damaging a local woman's fence. >> the power was restored but not her backyard. find out what pico did after she contacted the nbc 10 responds team and harry hairston.
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about a quarter to 7:00. when a big storm wreaked ha eed
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on a local woman's backyard, she thought the utility company was going to help clean it up. instead, she says they left a bigger mess. >> so she called nbc 10 responds. >> reporter: julian says strong winds knocked this tree through her fence and over some power lines. she snapped these pictures with her cell phone the morning after the storm. >> it had pulled these wires right here down pretty low. >> reporter: she says after several calls to pico, a crew came to check out the damage. workers began to cut the trees. that's when she says things got worse. >> it loosened the tension on the wires and flipped back. >> reporter: now a larger part of the fence toppled over. this was the aftermath. large parts of tree trunks scattered across her backyard. >> i said, well, what about all this mess? they said, that's not our responsibility. >> reporter: that's when she called nbc 10 responds.
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we got a goright to work contac pico. the very next day, pico got work crews to the house. pico says it is usually the responsibility of the homeowner to help remove debris after storm damage, but it will help in some cases. >> we did work with them to make sure we were helping to remove any type of debris that was a little too much for them to handle. >> reporter: she credits nbc 10 responds for the cleanup. >> i don't think this would have been done if you weren't involved. >> harry hairston, nbc 10 ponds. >> pico also contacted her to help her file a claim to get her fence fixed a the their expense. >> if you have a consumer complaint for nbc 10 responds, head to our website. click on the nbc 10 responds page. fill out a complaint form or call 610-668-7377 and we'll
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respond to you. now let's check nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. it's a forecast you won't get anywhere else. >> the focus is where you live and what you need to know. bill, provide that information for us. >> gladly, vai. the temperatures are going to respond as the clouds will take a break. we're starting to see some breaks. that's going to make today the warmest day of the week. we'll see a significant warmup today. look at redding i ingredding, i middle 0u -- 70s. upper 70s for philadelphia. what a turnaround. we're at 57ing did rig degrees n philadelphia. by lunchtime, 73 degrees with partly sunny skies. you can see a little light fog. that will be disappearing. some areas of fog in the suburbs will also disappear. 66 degrees by 10:00. 71 degrees at noontime. in the lehigh valley, this may
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be the warmest spot today. with sunshine right now, it's 57 degrees. 75 degrees at 2:00. still climbing as we go into the afternoon hours. for south jersey, the fog and the clouds will break for 70s this afternoon. 75 degrees at 2:00 and still nice and mild by 4:00 in the afternoon. at the shore, clouds are hanging in there. we'll get some sunshine there too. easterly winds won't be strong, but coming off that cooler ocean will keep the shore just a bit cooler today, into the middle 60s. for a warmup, look to delaware. right now, 58 degrees with cloudy skies. the clouds will thin out. any fog disappears by lunchtime, 70 degrees. into the low 70s at 4:00 this afternoon. your ten-day outlook. this is definitely the warmest day of the next few. we'll be in the upper 70s today.
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turning cooler tomorrow. 70 degrees with a chance of scatter the showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon hours. come this weekend, a possibility of some showers later on saturday. those showers will clear out. much cooler sunday afternoon, near 60. much of the area will stay in the 50s sunday. we will get some sunshine. that will warm things up monday. the warming trend continues for tuesday. a look at wednesday, thursday, and friday. high temperatures close to 80 degrees next week. the chance of some showers for wednesday and thursday and again on saturday. >> warming up. okay, bill. thanks. ten before 7:00 right now. let's get you out the door. what you need to know before you head out the door on the roads. >> jessica is looking at 76 on the jersey side. >> we aren't seeing major delays yet. this is 76 in gloucester around the market street area. these cars here are headed towards the walt whitman bridge, or to where before it splits off
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before the ben franklin bridge. here's 422. seeing delays on the eastbound side. from 29 to the schuylkill, we're doubling our drive time. a 13-minute trip. speeds into the 30s. headed westbound is a different story. still at a seven-minute trip there. here's route 202. this is around route 29. looks like that accident is being cleared out of the way. now we're looking at sun glare and delays in both directions. seei ining major delays on the schuylkill expressway. i'll check on that when we come back. >> jessica, thanks. coming up, a check of the day's headlines and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. >> our coverage continues on the amtrak deadly derailment one year later. matt delucia will be live at the 30th street station. plus, what city leaders are doing to honor the villanova men's basketball team today.
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time now to get a check of the stories you need to know as you head out the door this morning. >> this morning marks one year since the deadly train derailment of amtrak train 188. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the 30th street station. matt? >> reporter: vai and tracy, it was here one year ago tonight that amtrak 188 departed for new york city and then derailed just a few minutes later. the train's engineer has told investigators that he remembered pushing the throttle to speed up and then hit the brake when he felt that train going too fast into the curve. he also says there are gaps in memory. many of the victims are still dealing with the effects of the crash. some may never work or walk again. of course, we can't forget the eight who lost their lives. we've spoken with attorneys of some of the victims and their
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families. what they want is compensation and accountability on the part of amtrak an the engineer. there have been safety changes. positive train control is active along that curve. it could slow a train if it is going too fast. now we've learned federal investigators will meet next week to lay out the probable cause of that derailment, perhaps providing some of those much-needed and highly anticipated answers. live outside the 30th street station this morning, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, thank you. we have continuing coverage on the nbc 10 app. stay with, nbc 10 throughout the day. happening today, donald trump will meet with house speaker paul ryan and other gop leaders as republicans try to unify the party. ryan has not yet endorsed the presumptive republican nominee. and the national center for missing and exploited children will recognize late delaware attorney general beau biden today. the organization says biden paved the way for progress in the prosecution of child predators. and happening today, the u.s. air force thunderbirds will
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touch down at joint air force base mcguire-dix-lakehurst. they're in town for the air show this weekend. and today, philadelphia city council will honor the national champion villanova wildcats. they'll present the team with a resolution congratulating them on their victory in the ncaa championship final. good morning, everyone. one last check on your first alert traffic right now. we're watching the schuylkill expressway. we've definitely seen better mornings here. this is right around route 1. some big delays here headed westbound. so towards the king of prussia area you're going to see big delays. most of this backup is in place because we had an earlier accident scene headed westbound around waverly road. it is all cleared out of the way now, but there were lanes closed down. the right shoulder, right-hand lane, and only one lane was getting by for quite some time. that's why we're seeing these
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massive residual delays, including the fact that rush hour is under way. we're at a 34-minute drive time. we were at an hour earlier. average speeds are still into the 20s. you can see moving by this point, say you have to get to city avenue, you're going to be stuck for a little longer. that's an average speed. we're also watching an accident out in montgomery county in upper moreland on easton road and the ramp to route 611 headed northbound. the 42 freeway looks okay. starting to see a little bit of delays. maybe tacking on a couple of minutes to your morning drive here headed northbound towards philadelphia. going to the jersey shore, no problem. here's 422. doing okay there. our drive time is doubled eastbound. we're used to this. from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, speeds are a 14-minute trip. averaging speed about 35 miles per hour. so doubling that on 422.
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6:59. we've got temperatures that are starting off a little warmer than yesterday. and we're seeing some sunshine. this is wilmington. still mostly cloudy. a little light fog in wilmington. that will disappear. you can see very light fog looksilook looking across delaware. a nice warmup. by 8:00 this morning, 60 degrees. 71 degrees, that's this morning. this afternoon we'll be in the upper 70s. some spots closer to 80 degrees. right now the fog just got thicker. dense fog in lancaster. zero visibility. redding seeing that thick fog. light fog for pottstown. anything that's a quarter mile visibility or less, that's considered dense fog. the rest of the area not bad at all. we will see showers take a break for today. how about that? we started off with a few rain drops in cape may. those are now offshore. we should stay dry for the rest
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of the day today and nice warmup this afternoon. >> i'm going to call harry hairston because you didn't guys participate with the prom pictures. i'm launching an investigation. good morning, face to face. donald trump heads to capitol hill this morning for his highly anticipated meeting with house speaker paul ryan. can they reconcile their differences? will trump walk out with an endorsement? this morning former vice president dan quayle weighs in in an exclusive live interview. brutal arrest. police officers repeatedly hit and kick a suspect after he led them on a high-speed chase in two states. did their actions cross the line? this morning the investigation is underway. controversial auction. george zimmerman allegedly selling the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. the bidding open at


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