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>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. nbc 10 news starts now. new from overnight, teenagers shot. philadelphia police are looking for the gunman who shot a 17-year-old man, at least seven times. fattah on trial. today opening statements begin in the federal corruption trial of u.s. representative chaka fattah. and it feels like fall this morning. temperatures in the 30s and 40s right now. and we're close to setting a new record low. it's 4:00 a.m. this monday morning. 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. a close look at conditions at communities across pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. fair to say it's just chilly, right? >> you'll have to bunt uhl up
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this morning. the temperatures are still falling, 37 degrees in the suburbs. new jersey is at 38 degrees. this afternoon we'll warm with sunshine into the 60s. it's going to take most of the day to get there. low 40s right now at the shore. south jersey is 38 degrees. look at the suburbs, 37 degrees right now and still falling. some of these numbers getting near record low temperatures. unionville just 1 degree above freezing. exton is 37 degrees and it is 37 in perkasie and bedminster as well. a cold start but a sunny day today. get ready for plenty of sunshine. i am tracking showers for as early as tomorrow. just doesn't want to stay away that rain. take you through the futurecast, hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. see how that monday morning commute is going to be shaping ç up, jessica boyington with first alert traffic. >> we are watching the vine street expressway at 24th street.
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westbound right now, towards the schuylkill and eastbound towards 95 doing okay at least for right now. all lanes open to traffic again. no alternates necessary for you there. we're dealing with more construction, some on passyunk avenue east and westbound between 61st street and 28th street. that's reduced to two lanes. here's the schuylkill, no problems through the conshohocken curve. still in the green, east and westbound, 13-minute trip into the city. >> thanks, jessica. 4:02. new from overnight, a teenager is in extremely critical condition after someone shot him seven times. it happened near more and south hollywood streets in south philadelphia. the victim is 17 years old. police are looking for the shooter. it just firefighters just minutes to knock down flames at millic street.
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happening today at cumberland county, grief counselors will be at bridge high school. the school district will collect donations for the family of davis felton and michaela. the girls died on their way from a post-prom celebration. state police are investigating. police say a philadelphia man doused his girlfriend with gas, set her on fire and then left her for dead at a bucks county motel. >> tell us what happened? >> i lost it. >> that was kevin small after his preliminary hearing yesterday. he told us "he lost it." police charged him with setting the fire at the lincoln motel in bensalem that killed melissa bacon smith. small threw gas on her while she was smoking. it also caused the evacuation of the motel. >> people were running down the hallway, everybody was like get out, get out, get out, there's
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fire. >> we believe she reached out to him and called his name and he left her in there to die. >> surveillance video from the wawa across the streets shows small putting gas in a cup before the fire. they finished years of hard training and this morning, there are new leaders ready to take command in the army. at widener university 16 cadets from 5 local universities were commissioned as second lieutenants in the u.s. army. parents of the cadets were there to pin the newly earned ranks on the shoulders of their uniforms. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> wow, it's four minutes after 4:00 and it is a cold start this morning. that chill extends to cape may, new jersey where skies are clear this morning. and in wilmington, just a couple degrees away from a record low
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temperature. now 40 degrees in wilmington and still falling. there's delaware. 40 degrees, in the 30s in the suburbs. tallyville at 38 degrees, wilmington 42 degrees right now. limestone road, 37 degrees and the chill extends into lincoln and milton, both in the upper 30s right now. millsboro is 39 degrees. get a chilly start and it is going to be a dry day today. no sign of any clouds. that's part of why the temperatures have come down. part of the reason. we'll stay nice and clear today and lots of sunshine. the next round of showers is couldi i coming in tomorrow. when i'm back in ten minutes, your ten-day outlook. >> all right, bill, see you in a few minutes. that's 4:05. this is about the time you get out the door. let's check the roads for you. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has you covered.
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what should we know? >> we're watching the 42 freeway, deptford, route 41. the northbound side right in here, that is towards the philadelphia area, still doing okay. just checking the drive times as well. route 55 all the way up to the walt whitman bridge, under a five-minute drive time there. here's the pa turnpike, we're okay there as well, still in the green. a 23-minute trip westbound to route 1 from valley forge. watching that emergency construction over the delaware memorial bridge. the heft lane is closed headed into delaware. no big backups heading into new jersey. the left lane is closed into delaware. the push is on to pay workers more money across new jersey. today lawmakers will discuss raising the minimum wage in that state. ahead, hear how much more workers could make per hour and when the increase could become law. and next, helping henry. we'll introduce you to the young
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south jersey boy diagnosed with usher syndrome. hear how a friend used the power of the printed word to help him and others.
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4:09 and 43 degrees outside. happening today, opening statements begin in the chaka fattah federal corruption trial. the once prominent philadelphia politician was recently voted out of office and now he faces jail time. nbc 10's matt delucia is live outside the federal courthouse in center city with a closer look at the case. walk us through what's going to happen. >> well, tracy, the trial is expected to take several weeks but those opening statements are expected to be in later on this morning. the jury was selected from a pool of more than 200 men and women. that happened earlier this month. now that jury is seated.
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the 11-term congressman is accused of taking bribes and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money, charitable funds and federal grants to pay off personal debt. he's denied all of the accusations against him. there is a long list of potential witnesses, many of them powerful political leaders. and fattah may be the most recognizable face at the defense table but he will be sitting with four other defendants. the government says they took part in this scheme. regardless of what happens in court, the voters spoke their mind last month. fattah lost the primary for another term in congress. opening arguments are scheduled to begin at 9:00 here at the federal courthouse. reporting live this morning in center city, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. new this morning, a teenager has single handedly made the summer brighter for students suffering from usher syndrome, a disease that causes vision and hearing loss. she not only raised awareness but also won a lot of money.ç
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katy zachry is in mt. laurel to explain how this helps a young boy named henry and other kid s like him. >> it started with a fund-raiser on national tv and a girl who wants to make a difference. that is 8th grader gabrielle turgeon. she submitted an essay about henry norton. it was part of a fund-raiser for the hsn network and gabrielle won. $1,000 will go towards henry and five others like him to attend a summer camp with their interpreters at no cost to them. >> i'm really excited because this year i'm a cit. i can work even more with the kids and i can be more involved in the things they do. >> and what's so unique about this summer camp that henry, who you saw there, and five of his friends will be attending, it's a normal summer camp, not a camp
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specifically for kids who are suffering from vision loss and hearing loss. but a totally normal camp they can attend with their interpreters. again, at no cost to them. coming up in the next hour, you'll hear from henry about what this win means for him. reporting live in mt. laurel, katy zachry, nbc 10s news. federal records show a bus companied involve in this deadly rollover crash in texas had safety issues last year. eight people were killed in saturday's accident and dozens more injured. the bus was open its way to a casino on the texas/mexico border when the bus rolled over. it was described as the worst commercial vehicle accident she's seen in teen years. the ntsb is investigating all aspects. we will look at the highway, the vehicle, the driver and company operations. >> now, regulators in louisiana
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last year ordered one of the company's two buses out of service after safety reviews. it's not clear yet if that was the same bus involved in the crash. investigators are looking into what caused the train filled with sand to derail. nine of the cars went off the tracks near an elementary school in ft. collins, colorado. there was nothing hazardous on the train and no one was hurt. 4:13. two soccer teams in england are scheduled to play their match tomorrow after a bomb scare forced a stadium evacuation and canceled the contest. it investigators say the suspicious device was actually fake. a private company left it behind after a training exercise. bomb dogs and sniffer dogs moved in to sweep the stadium. >> they were ushered away from the stadium. >> officials with the premier league defended its decision to cancel the game saying the safety of fans and workers come
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first. aç couple from somerset county has amazing wedding pictures thanks to mother nature. storms rolled in in hillsboro township. look at the pictures of the rainbow after the storm. philadelphia based photographer snapped these photos of aubrey donovan and charlie kolic. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> zero possibility of getting shots like that today. we'll see sunshine. we won't see any rain for a change. we'll be shower-free. but it only lasts for one day as wet weather returns for tomorrow. something you see with the seven day at the bottom of the screen. clear skies. it's getting cold outside. 43 degrees in philadelphia. it is getting near the record low in philadelphia at 40 degrees. 44 at 6:00. by 9:00, 50 degrees. you'll see bright sunshine
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today. also a healthy dose of wind. the wind is blowing, it's not all that strong. drops into the 30s in south philadelphia and in the suburbs in the lehigh valley. there's spots in philadelphia that also have temperatures into the 30s. 40 degrees in chestnut hill and somerton is 40. these numbers are still coming down. allentown and codesville, in the 30s right now. that's 7 degrees colder for allentown, 9 grows colder in trenton and vineland is down by 10 compared to yesterday morning. we are getting a cold start and it's going to be a windy one. the forecast winds calling for wind speeds near 20 miles an hour this afternoon. not quite as strong as yesterday. strong enough to keep us in the 60s this afternoon when normally we should be in the mid-70s this time of year. there's your neighborhood forecast. bethlehem, 62 degrees this afternoon, easton, lots of sunshine and 62. you'll see sunny skies with a few passing clouds in west
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chester and phoenixville. for philadelphia, bright sunshine, 67 degrees. the high temperature in fairmont today. in new jersey, the wind will be blowing. you'll feel through the day occasional clouds blowing past haddonfield, 64 degrees today. at the shore, a chilly, sunny day with 65 the high temperature for atlantic city. ive alon up to 63 degrees and delaware, bright sunshine and gusty winds. 65 in dover and wilmington. just a degree cooler at 64 degrees. that's today. come tomorrow, we're going to be talking wet weather once again. the futurecast keeps us clear through the day today. this time tomorrow morning you'll see scattered showers in western pennsylvania. those will be on the move and come tomorrow morning at 11:00, we will see rain moving through the area. it will be in the area, into the evening hours, a chance of light showers at that time, farther north and west. we'll be getting a break. the ten-day outlook has more
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chances for rain in it. today is not one of them. you'll need sunglasses today,67 degrees this afternoon. showers return tomorrow afternoon. that will keep us cooler, high of 60 and cloudy for most of the day. wednesday, a chance of an early shower and clearing out. we'll be good in the afternoon to 64 and then it's back in the 70s for thursday and friday. next weekend, looking like a chance of showers saturday and sunday. the temperatures will be in the 70s. we'll get some breaks of sunshine both days. by monday we're drying out and the best chance of rain coming in on tuesday, the high of 75. here comes your summer preview, wednesday 81 degrees. your ten-day outlook, once per half hour, the seven day at the bottom of the screen any time you like, you can glance. one seven day for each part of our viewing area. wednesday, the entire first alert weather team will be there, all the meteorologists will show off experiments to the
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children at citizens bank park. join me and the entire team for weather education day. sheena parveen, violeta yas, glenn schwartz, we'll all be there. good news is, there's still time to sign up. more information at philly.com. everybody is looking forward to it. thanks. let's check 422 with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we're watching 422 and thero road. there's not a lot of cars in the area. eastbound drive time from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, still an eight-minute trip. no problems or delays there. construction over in delaware, route 13 on ramp to 295 southbound, that is still closed for ongoing construction this morning. mass transit running on or close to schedule. no reported delays for septa, amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t. or the patco speed line.
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route 73 around cooper road doing just fine in all directions. not even a lot of cars on the road. that's what most of our majors look like right now. no problems in new jersey. we check in with the schuylkill expressway when i'm back in the next ten minutes. more than two dozen furry friends have a place to call home this morning. nbc 10 at the seventh annual with love super adoption day. at least 25 pets were adopted. the shelters are still going through the applications they received and nbc 10 is committed to clearing the shelters. every weekend we show a loving animal that needs a new home. john us for nbc 10 news at 9:00 saturday and see if you can find your forever friend. 4:19. 53 degrees outside. president obama is the first sitting president ever to speak at rutgers commencement. ahead in our next half hour, hear his advice to grads as well succeed him in the white house. reds first baseman joey votto
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pretended to toss a ball into the stands. watch what happens next and hear his thoughts onç phillys fans d their kids.
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and the parmesan crusted chicken. only at longhorn steakhouse. you can't fake steak. 4:22. 43 chilly degrees outside. we have new information on the verizon strike. the unions representing striking workers and the negotiators for the company have agreed to return to the bargaining tables tomorrow. u.s. labor secretary thomas perez met with both sides yesterday in washington. the striking verizon workers have been on the picket lines for a month now. the unions accuse verizon of outsourcing jobs and cutting benefits. happening today, septa starts a series of informational sessions on service changes
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because of a project that will impact commuters. time lapsed video shows the work already under wayç on the crum creek viaduct. officials will hold sessions at different rail stations every day this week. did you see this? cincinnati reds first baseman joey votto says messing with phillies fans during yesterday's game, all in good fun. during a break in the action, votto appeared that he was going to throw a ball into the stands. instead, he tossed it into the dugout. all afternoon. >> really, it's just me playing around. i have no problems with the
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except the kids, you know, i can't stand the kids here. >> still messing. philly fans then enjoyed this votto strikeout. the player said all in good fun. tell us what you think. ball strikes and right hooks. one baseball game looked more like a boxing match. ahead in the next half hour, hear why things went south during this game with the blue jays and texas rangers. special guests went to bat against cancer at citizens bank park. linda dwayne served as the phillies honorary bat girl yesterday. the team recognized her for her fight against breast cancer. darren dalton also took to the field throwing out the first pitch. dalton recently battled brain
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cancer. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 43 degrees right now. a little bit of a breeze. clear skies, getting cold outside. you'll need the heavy coat. time is 4:25. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. jessie? >> we are watching the boulevard. this is the boulevard around 17th street. no problems in either direction right now. it's pretty much what most of the majors look like, nice and clear. more updates when i come back at 4:30. honoring a philadelphia hero. next at 4:30, phone out about a special national honor being presented today to the family of police sergeant robert wilson iii.
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nbc 10 news starts now. on trial, today u.s. representative chaka fattah faces a judge and jury as his federal corruption trial begins in center city. debating paying you more. today lawmakers in new jersey will discuss a plan to raise the minimum wage. honoring a hero. philadelphia police sergeant robert wilson iii died during a robbery. president obama will recognize him for making the ultimate sacrifice. make sure you grab your jacket. it feels like fall this morning. here's a live look at boathouse row. temperatures in the 30s and 40s across the region right now. it is just before 4:30. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about those chilly temperatures with meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. a look at conditions right where
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you live. plus it's clear. >> it's part of why it's so chilly. the temperatures have dropped. they're still falling. 37 degrees in the suburbs. the lehigh valley in the 30s. &háhp &hc% 38 degrees. some of the coldest temperatures are in the lehigh valley. new tripoli is 37, leesport 37 degrees and 39 degrees in easton while white hall is 35 degrees and allentown, that's 37 degrees. that ties the record low temperature for this day. everybody is feeling the chill. look at delaware at 40 degrees. that's close to the record low this morning. in new jersey 38. we have clear skies. we see sunshine in fact bright sunshine. but you'll also feel a gusty wind blowing out of the west. that's with gusts of 30 miles an hour this afternoon. for philadelphia, dry today. tomorrow it's a different story. you may have glanced at the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen.
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that's your chance to check out what's ahead for each part of our viewing area. we've broke tonight down neighborhood by neighborhood. time to check out traffic. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. that's right, bill, we're watching 295 in new jersey right now. this is right over in west deptford around route 130. no problems in either direction right now. you can see not a lot of cars out on the roads. southbound around the 42 freeway to the delaware memorial bridge, still a 23-minute trip. average speeds are into the 60s. this is route 202 also. we are still in the green there. no problems or delays with our drive times. you can see at the most, southbound, it will take you from the schuylkill to route 30. over in allentown, watching construction as well. south 8th street is closed between union street and lehigh street. area bridges are doing okay. no scheduled openings for the burlington bristol or the tacony palm

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