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an officer was taken to the hospital in philadelphia. we'll have an update on her condition. later today, the ntsb will release the likely cause of last year's amtrak derailment that killed 8 and hurt more than 200 in port richmond. a look at the first alert radar. there is one area that won't see rain drops today, which is why we do neighborhood weather. it's different depending on where you live. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we're expecting rain later in the morning and some in the afternoon. we're interested to find out who's not getting rain. let's check in with first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> everybody is not getting rain but we're all getting clouds. these are live pictures from around the area .clouds will be moving in. the lehigh valley, this is your best chance of staying dry. 59 degrees at 9:00. by lunch time, a few showers are possible. most of the day it is going to be dry. afternoon temperatures held back by rain. the afternoon will be much
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rainier than this morning. it's not going to be a heavy rainfall, it will be steady enough to keep the temperatures in the low 60s in philadelphia and new jersey. warmer at the shore, 64 degrees. low 60s for the lehigh valley and into delaware as well, we're watching the radar and the satellite. plenty of clouds so far. look to the southwest. there is the rainfall. it's moving into the d.c. area. we have time before it arrives here. keep an eye on the sky. you'll want to take rain gear with you today. i'll get your futurecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. it's just after 6:00 this morning. jessica boyington with traffic. >> that's right, bill, we're watching 95 around girard avenue. volume headed toward the center city area. a 14-minute trip, still in the green, hasn't budged, maybe a minute or so. average speeds are way up there into the high 50s.
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we're watching an accident on eagleville road and red tail road. more construction on passyunk avenue. this is in both directions betweeni61st street and 28th street. that's reduced to two lanes. 295 in new jersey around hamilton township. you can see no problems in either direction or big delays north or southbound, tracy. >> jessica, thanks. 6:02. now to our breaking news. a philadelphia police officer is in the hospital after crashing her cruiser head on into a delivery truck this morning. >> let's get right out to nbc 10's pamela osborne who's live in bella vista where this crash happened a little more than three hours ago. the officer was responding to a different scene. tell us what happened. >> she was trying to help officers track down an assault suspect about seven blocks from here. as you can see, she never head it to that scene because of this crash. you can see the air bags deployed. the impact of that crash sent debris all over the sidewalk here. that officer was taken to jefferson hospital and is expected to be okay.
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that 45-year-old officer is in stable condition. now, the driver of the delivery truck that hit into the patrol car was not injured. he stayed on scene, answered questions from police. police tell us they are investigating the crash but that the officer's lights and sirens were active at the time. >> our realtime crime cameras are located at the intersection of 11th. the realtime crime cameras did record this entire accident, is what we're being told. >> the police officer still on scene here. police did catch up with the suspect. they say he punched two people. he was positively i.d.'d, taken to the hospital to be checked out. he is in police custody. accident investigation also going to be using those cameras to check and see who had the lights at the time of this crash. reporting live this morning, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. 6:03. today the ntsb will vote on the
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final report about last year's deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. and its probable cause. >> nbc news is reporting that according to a source, it was a radio dispatch that distracted amtrak 188 engineer brandon bostian moments before the train went off the rails. the crash killed 8 and injured 200 others. a live report coming up in 25 minutes at 6:30. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage of the ntsb report. mitch blocker will be reporting live from the capital. a scare for a woman trying to get a snack at a delaware county store. >> police are looking for a man who took pictures up a woman's skirt as she stood at the food counter. this incident happened may 10th on 69th street in upper darby at the philly pretzel factory. the man is taking pictures under her skirt. he did it four times before the victim caught him.
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>> the thing that bothers me about these dirt balls is the fact that if they have that much guts to do something like that, what can they do beyond that. >> the victim took a swing at him and he ran out the front door. if you happen to recognize him, you're asked to call upper darby police. 6:05. now to decision 2016. primaries in can't ken and oregon will once again pit hillary clinton against bernie sanders. clinton is looking to move closer toward clinching the democratic nomination for pvr"ent. today hillary clinton's daughter chelsea will be in monmouth county, her second campaign trip to north jersey this month. polls show hillary leading bernie sanders in new jersey. meanti meantime, donald trump will be in mercer county on thursday, joining governor chris christie for a fund raiser to help pay down christie's presidential campaign debt. a reminder that today is the last chance to register for the june 7th primary in new jersey. also the last time voters can switch their political party affiliation in order to vote in
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the primary. vai? >> booze on the boardwalk, atlantic city could soon become the first jersey shore town to allow alcohol on the boardwalk. tomorrow city council will consider a policy that would allow people 21 and oler to carry one alcoholic drink in an open plastic container. if approved, the policy would be on a trial basis this summer. >> it will be interesting to hear what people say about it. we've been tweeting, asking people to give us your thoughts. i'm assuming some families will say absolutely not. that's not what the boardwalk is for. other people would say it's good for business, businesses can raise money, it can raise money for the financially strapped city. >> you'll see a range of opinions on this issue as is typical with these kind of things. >> we want to know what you think. get the facts first and then weigh in. tweet me back, let me know what you think about this. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
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>> clouds are here. they're already in cape may. you can see a few breaks in the distance. it's going to be a mostly cloudy morning. rain will be on the way to cape may. beach avenue is dry. that's the view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. if you're heading down to the shore, you'll need your rain gear. for most of the area you'll need your rain gear. it is dry, we will see rain moving in. later this morning, the first rain drops will be falling. steadier rain as we go into the afternoon hours. the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen shows there are drier and warmer days ahead. but today, the temperatures are really going to be limited as the readings will start in the 40s and 50s and warm only into the low 60s this afternoon. no sign of any rain just yet. that's all to our south. clouds have made a comeback. rain on the way during the day today. those rain drops will be falling. first thing this morning drive. by 1:00 this afternoon, it's a
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steady light rain into philadelphia. allentown, the lehigh valley, will avoid most of the rainfall. a few sprinkles have been showing up, not even reaching the ground in chester county. the steady rain is well to our southwest. it's inching toward d.c. western pennsylvania, getting some rain. the steadiest rain, it's far to the southwest, moving through west virginia, charleston getting some of that light rainfall and moderate showers in the ohio valley. it's got a ways to go before it gets to us. we have hours before you'll get the rain gear out. look at that steady rain. by 4:00, allentown still dry. trenton, a few light showers. that's about it. the steadier rainfall into delaware and south jersey. light rain, destined for philadelphia. as we go into the evening hours, we'll be drying out at 7:00. stillç a few rain showers at ce may. then it's drying out into the late evening hours, though there's still a chance of a shower early tomorrow morning. stand by for another dreary day.
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the clouds will return. showers in philadelphia this afternoon and the suburbs will keep temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. the lehigh valley, manly cloudy. might see a sprinkle or two. most of the day it is going to be dry. so the south, delaware, new jersey and the jersey shore, cloudy skies in the morning, the rain arrives late in the morning and early in the afternoon. and those showers still going at 5:00 this afternoon. that's today. that's your seven-day forecast. when i come back in ten minutes, a look at the ten-day outlook which has much warmer weather than this ahead. tracy and vai. >> i like that. 6:09. when i first came to philadelphia, i lived in blackwood and had to take the 42 freeway to come in to work at veteran stadium. i wish i had access to something like that. >> like jessica boyington, who can tell you what it looks like on the freeway. >> it used to be jammed, but a
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little bit later than now. right now you're good to go. we're in the green, a five-minute trip here. this is right around creek road, no big problems, northbound from 55 headed up towards the philadelphia area and the walt whitman bridge. speeds are way up there as well. no problems if you're headed southbound towards the shore. in tredyffrin township, construction, route 252 is closed between springs road and valley forge road. no big problems for route 109 and 202. there's an accident in lower providence on eagleville road and red tail road. mass transit doing just fine for the most part with no delays. i'll be back in the next ten with more updates for you. >> back in those days, the team calls them practices. now they call them otas, organize organized practices.
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a new report ranks the worst cities to start your career in. we'll tell you where philadelphia ranks.
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it's 14 minutes past 6:00 right now. there's a new way to get your delivery if you're an amazon customer. amazon opened up a pickup location at the university of pennsylvania campus. they can order an item, pick it up from the site five hours later. students and philly residents can use the location on campus at locust walk. new at 6:00, philadelphia is one of the worst cities to start a career according to a study by wallet hub. it ranks 142 out of 150 cities. part of the problem is the median annual income of a little more than $31,000 and
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unemployment rate of 6.3%. salt lake city is the best place to start a career. new this morning, a little known organization in north philadelphia is helping ex-offend he's get back to normal life. >> connection training services helps 100 men and women every year become members of society. >> with regard to public safety, this organization works to recommit crimes once they're out of prison. program leaders tell me nine out of ten former inmates who are enrolled in connection training services graduate, this mean they learn how to overcome their prison stigma. they get a job and they don't re-offend which means that they're not put back in prison at the expense of taxpayers. for several months these men and women are paired up with case work her help them move beyond their former prison identity and
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train for new jobs in in fields like construction, fiber-optics and the restaurant industry. >> it's a great toon for me to just transition back to re-enter into society, actually become a returning citizen and not an ex-offender. >> these people don't e-offend. that's the biggest thing, the contributing thing to society. they end up becoming contributors to society rather than people taking away from it. >> the companies who open their doors to these men and women understand need for a second chance for these individuals. case workers tell me they're trying to secure more jobs in the plumbing and electrical field for their clients. reporting live in the doc, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. 6:16. 54 degrees outside. let's get you to work. >> jessica boyington has her eye on area roads. what are you seeing out there? >> we're starting with 422, just to check in with some of the drive times and see if we're
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seeing big delays. so far, no. eastbound maybe a minute increase. not much so far, eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, average speeds into the 50s. you can see headed westbound, a minute less. that typically on the westbound side doesn't jam up as quickly as the eastbound side does. here's the boulevard around fox street. no problems or big delays in either direction north or southbound right there. an accident out in lower providence may tie you up if you're out on eagleville road or red tail road. mass transit doing okay for the most part with big delays. we're watching the route 101 trolley. they're shuttle bustle passengers between pronk street road and providence. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> let's check the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. a forecast you won't get anywhere else. it's very specific. >> this is a good example of why it's important. most places will rain but one or two places may not get any rain.
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bill will let us know where. >> everybody is seeing the clouds this morning. that's actually helping us stay above the cold zone, which is what we had yesterday. it was so cold yesterday morning. this morning cloudy and cool. those clouds not producing any rain just yet. that changes during the day. grab an umbrella. it will be a rainy afternoon. the steadiest rain in new jersey and delaware. philadelphia will get its share, too. drying out this evening. in fact, some spots may stay dry for most of the day. cooler in allentown, 48 degrees. 54 in philadelphia. everybody is running warmer thanks to the clouds. 13 degrees warmer compared to yesterday. wilmington is up by 12 degrees. the temperatures in the 40s and 50s will warm only into the 60s because of the rainy conditions on the way. see the clouds are already here. the showers that will be moving in, they'll start later this morning. the steadier rain, you can see it to the west. it extends into the midwest,ç missouri, southern illinois, into indiana. the ohio valley seeing that rain. it is going to come into our
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area, most of the rain will stay to our south. we'll get our share as well. the lehigh valley, this is where it's most likely to stay dry for most of the day. you might see a brief shower or sprinkle or two. mainly cloudy skies for kutztown, bethlehem and easton. a bill warmer into the middle 60s. low 60s for west chester, phoenixville and newtown. scattered showers for philadelphia, the rain will be moving in late this morning as a few scattered showers and the steady rain this afternoon. high temperatures in the low 60s. in new jersey, trenton mostly cloudy. could see a brief shower there. steadier rainfall for haddonfield and glassboro with afternoon readings in the low 60s. and at the shore, the wind won't be as strong as yesterday. the rain is returning. galloway and avalon will see that steadier rain. atlantic city up to 64 degrees this afternoon. rain arrives for delaware, too. later this morning, the first rain drops will be moving into the wilmington area. but we're not talking a lot of rain here. this is the futurecast, shows
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light rain by 11:00 this morning. as we go into the afternoon, we get steadier rainfall. a quarter inch in swedesboro. rain heavier in dover to the south. dover will see closer to half an inch of rain. that's by 9:00 this evening. we got rain ahead for today. but it's not going to last into tomorrow. an early morning shower, then drying out tomorrow with breaks of sunshine and the temperature responds near 70 degrees tomorrow afternoon. thursday and friday, nice weather ahead. dry conditions and plenty of sunshine, too. over the weekend, saturday, the clouds move in in the morning. the rain moves in during the day and the rain continues into sunday. sunday afternoon, 71 degrees. should get a dry day monday but monday evening there's a chance of more rain. that will be here on tuesday to bring the temperatures down. but then look at the warmup, from 68 degrees on tuesday and then here comes sunshine with our summer preview into the 80s wednesday and thursday. tracy?
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>> bill, thanks. 6:20. as you're getting ready to send your kids off to school this morning, there's something they might not be learning and it's something that could save their lives. the nbc 10 investigators uncovered some philadelphia city schools are failing to conduct the right number of fire drills. here's mitch blocker with a preview of an investigation you'll see only on nbc 10 news. >> reporter: because every second counts, we're counting how many fire drills philadelphia schools are doing. >> this is one of the most important things you can do for the students and the faculty. >> reporter: they're supposed to do ten but we found that rarely happens. and the person in charge had no idea. why haven't schools been following the fire code? >> we're trying to find out that as well. there's a code in place, the code is there for a reason.
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it is to keep children safe. >> reporter: coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00, philly fire drill failures and how the district is reacting to our investigation. for the investigators, i'm mitch blocker, nbc 10 news. a south jersey man has been trying to get a check for months. >> i've called them four times and i've gotten four different stories. >> we'll show you what happeoc after he calls nbc 10 responds and we contacted the company. we continue to follow breaking news. a philadelphia police officer is recovering after her cruiser crashed into a delivery truck just a couple of hours ago. we'll have an update from nbc 10's pamela osborne live on scene, coming up at 6:30.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a quick check on your first alert traffic. right now we're watching northeast philadelphia. this is woodhaven road right around academy road. not a lot of cars out there right now. you can see no big problems or delays. we're still light out the door. we will check in with areas
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starting to see volume when i come back at 6:30. for now, let's get a check on today's forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> jessica, we have cloud over citizens bank park and rain is on the way today. 6:26 is the time. 54 degrees. good news is, looks like the rain will be tapering off this evening. your neighborhood forecast just ahead. 6:30 this morning. we continue to follow breaking news. a police officer is recovering after crashing with a delivery truck this morning. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live for us. >> reporter: she is expected to be okay, vai. that's the good news this morning. she was injured as she was headed to an assault. we'll tell you more about it coming up. grover cleveland here. yes, the dashing fellow on the thousand-dollar bill. with 'cash4life', the great game from the pennsylvania lottery,
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nbc 10 breaking news. just about 6:30 and a police-involved crash, the cruiser is dented. it is scratched up.
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the front end of the delivery truck is smashed. right now an officer is recovering. the engineer driving the amtrak train in the deadly derailment last year may have been distracted by radio traffic. today federal officials will deliver their final report. and you'll be needing that umbrella again this morning. first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking showers this tuesday morning. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it is 6:30. 54 degrees outside. not everyone will get rain later today, some people will. let's find out with meteorologist bill henley. he has your neighborhood forecast specifically for your neighborhood. >> it is dry across the area, including wildwood. that's a live view. but you will see rain on the boardwalk. that happens mainly this afternoon. right now, the temperatures have dropped down a bit. we're in the 40s and 50s. chestnut hill 49 degrees, 59 degrees in parkside, 55 in society hill. northeast philadelphia, 55 at
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the airport, bustleton, 51. the clouds are here and yes, you might want to take an umbrella with you. it is dry right now, we're tracking light rain. it's been trying to get started in chester county. right now it's completely dry. the rain is still well to the southwest. it's going to take most of the morning for it to move in. the first of the rainfall will be moving in through northeastern maryland and into delaware and south jersey. the farther north you go, the better chance you'll stay dry. the forecast is calling for temperatures to warm into the low 60s. rain will be developing for philadelphia and the suburbs, just light rain there. mainly cloudy for the lehigh valley. there's a chance of a shower but most of the day will be cloudy with temperatures into the upper 50s and low 60s. delaware, new jersey and the shore, that's where we'll see steadier rainfall after a cloudy morning. the rain develops early in the afternoon. it continues into the late afternoon hours. and then there are changes ahead for tomorrow. i've got the futurecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington is watching your first alert
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traffic. jessie? >> we're watching the schuylkill expressway right now. this is around the conshohocken curve. starting to see delays, whether you're headed eastbound or westbound. we're up to a 17-minute trip. eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds starting to drop into the 40s. some slowdowns on the schuylkill and and zh accident inç chelte. more updates when i'm back in ten. vai? >> thank you, jessie. breaking news right now. a police tow truck is in the process of transporting a cruiser involved in a crash just a few hours ago. >> one officer was hurt when the cruiser crashed into a delivery truck. pamela osborne is live in bella vista. >> this car has been here since about 2:00 a.m. this morning when that accident took place. you can see police officers beginning to tow this car away. they'll be taking a look at it. the officer in that patrol car wastrying to help other officers track down an assault suspect about seven blocks from where
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we're standing right now. you can see she never head it it that scene because of the crash. you can see the air bags actually deployed in the impact of the crash sent debris all over the street, in process of towing this car away from the scene, the officer taken to jefferson hospital, expected to be okay. officers tell us the 45-year-old is in stable condition. the driver of the delivery truck that hit into the patrol car was not injured. that driver stayed on the scene. police tell us they are investigating the crash but the officer's lights and sirens were active at the time. >> our realtime crime cameras are located at the intersection there. we're being told the realtime crime cameras did record this entire accident. >> reporter: they'll be looking at those cameras to see who actually had the light at the time of the crash but police, again, calling this all an accident. as for that police officer, she
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was actually en route to an assault. police were searching for a suspect. she took off on foot. she was responding to that, trying to help those officers out at the time. she collided with that delivery truck driver. of course, police are going to be investigating to determine exactly what happened here. reporting live this morning, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. the national transportation safety board is meeting to detail the probable cause of last year's deadly amtrak derailment that happened in port richmond. >> yesterday an official briefed on the investigation revealed that the engineer was distracted by radio transmissions. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in center city where local lawyers will be watching to see what that conclusion will be. >> the lawyers representing several victims and their families will be watching from their offices here in center city. no matter what the ntsb final report details, they say they want accountability on the part of amtrak and that train's engineer. train experts tell nbc 10 that
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despite the theory that distraction from radio calls played a role, it does not change the fact that the crash was avoidable. one rail safety expert says two things would have saved the eight lives and kept the other passengers are unharmed. first would be another person in the locomotive. that person could monitor the radio dispatch. that combined with positive train control which slows a train when it's exceeding the speed limit. amtrak 188 was going 106 miles per hour when it hit the curve at frankford junction which was more than twice the speed limit for that stretch of track. the experts say that radio distraction has always been a problem and there needs to be more preventative measures. certainlyç it could have contributed to this accident. but nevertheless, it could have been preventible. >> unfortunately, this provides interference. and a distraction from the major cause of the accident, which was
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human error. >> reporter: amtrak 188 engineer brandon bostian says he barely remembers what happened in the moments leading up to that crash last may. several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the victims and their families. live in center city, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage on today's ntsb report. mitch blocker will be reporting today from washington. you can see those reports on air this morning on nbc 10 news beginning at 4:00 and on our nbc 10 app. and it's back to court today for congressman chaka fattah as his federal corruption heads into day two. prosecutors and defense lawyers laid out their strategies to the jury in opening statements yesterday. prosecutors said fattah took an illegal $1 million loan to fun his failing mayoral bid in 2007. the defense is putting the blame on two political consultants who have pled guilty in the case. 6:36. happening today, philadelphia
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city council will here from school superintendent william hite about next year's budget. hite says the long-term picture carries a significant deficit. and today for the first time, the eagles present and future quarterbacks will meet on the field for the first time, as i said, veteran sam bradford and rookie carson wentz, slated to work out with the rest of the birds at the novacare complex. >> we talked about this on facebook live. >> it will be interesting. bradford missed part of a voluntarily practice while he was trying to work out a trade that never materialized. wentz, the eagles top pick signed a four-year, $26 million contract last week. also, games for the eagles 2016 home games will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. general seating from $37, standing room from $27.50 and up. logon to nbc10.com for a link to where you can purchase the single game tickets.
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nbc 10 is the official television station of the eagles. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> after a beautiful sunny day yesterday, clouds are making a comeback. in fact, they've already moved in and rain son the way. it's not here yet. but as we go through the morning, we'll see the first showers develop and then this afternoon, that's when we'll see the steadier rainfall. that's 1:30 this afternoon. the showers right now are still way to the west, moving through west virginia into kentucky. the ohio valley. even western pennsylvania, seeing light rain. there's not much ain the way of moderate showers. the first moderate shower through west virginia fizzled in the last few hours and d.c., since we've been on the air at 4:00 this morning, it's been trying to move into d.c. it's not even there yet. it has a ways to go before it gets to us. dry through the morning commute. in fact, most of the morning will be dry. this afternoon, here comes the rain. here's the extended futurecast, 2:00 this afternoon, there's the steadier rainfall. notice it's in south jersey,
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delaware and into philadelphia and some of the suburbs. trentonç seeing light rainfall but it's just barely getting close to the lehigh valley. much of the day, allentown, reading will stay dry into northampton county. you'll see dry conditions. there's a chance of a light shower. as we go into the late afternoon hours, that's even less likely for the lehigh valley and it lightens up in the suburbs. while that's still steady rainfall in delaware and south jersey. we're not going to see a lot of rain. those areas could pick up a quarter to a third inch of rain. maybe a little bit more for dover and to the south. by 8:00 this evening, a few sprinkles here and there. most of the rain is done. so the forecast, neighborhood by neighborhood, calling for temperatures to be held down today because of the clouds and occasional showers. light showers for malvern, lansdale and neshaminy. the lehigh valley most of the day will be cloudy, bethlehem 65 degrees this afternoon. to the south, our rain chances will be improving for tomorrow.
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saturday is the day we're watching. look at the chance of rain for atlantic city, even allentown and philadelphia will see rain chances go up for the weekend. take a closer look at that with the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. 20 minutes before 7:00. we are seeing drive times starting to slow a little bit. >> yes, a little bit of a backup on 422. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has you covered with what you need to know. jessica? >> it all seems to happen at once, a lot of the majors jam up in specific areas. 422 eastbound towards the schuylkill expressway is where we're see something of the backup now. our drive time has pretty much doubled. it's typically a seven-minute trip headed eastbound towards the schuylkill expressway. the average speeds are into the 30s. this is right around trooper road. we are seeing eastbound delays towards the schuylkill. westbound doing just a bit better. there's construction out in cherry hill, route 70 westbound between 295 in west gate drive. we'll check route 70 in cherry hill. no big delays.
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this is around cornell avenue. an accident in cheltenham on old work road and chelton hills drive. the route 101 trolley until june 17th are shuttling passengers during a particular stretch. it show her with her check saying, thank you, harry, i got my check in two days. i said you know what, let me try it. >> well, we'll show you what happens once harry hairston gets involved, after he tried it.
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6:45. good morning, everyone. a live look at the girard point bridge. traffic seems to be moving along
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pretty well. we'll be getting a break in the cold. first alert meteorologist bill henley says the rain will be back today. he'll be breaking down the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood in just a couple of minutes. turning to nbc 10 responds, a viewer reaches out after seeing our story about a woman having an issue with the very same utility company he's battling. >> he hopes nbc 10 responds can get him the same help we got her. harry hairston has the outcome. >> reporter: th . >> this is the final bill i got from my old address. >> reporter: robert elliott moved into this new house in sewell, new jersey. after he canceled gas service he had a credit of $508 coming to him from south jersey gas. elliott says the gas company promised the check wouldç arri in six to eight weeks. >> i waited six weeks. then i started calling. between six weeks and now i've called them four times and i've gotten four different stories. >> it was 11 weeks without a
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check. >> very frustrating. >> elliott saw our story getting a gas refund check she waited months for. >> he showed her with her check saying, thanks, harry, i got my check from two days. i said you know what, let me try it. >> reporter: nbc 10 responds got to work reaching out to south jersey gas and getting back his money. >> 500 bucks is a lot of money. en brad new house, trying to buy things, every penny counts. >> reporter: this nbc 10 response cam shows elliott is satisfied with the outcome. >> you did a great job. you were here yesterday. i got my money today. thanks a lot. >> reporter: harry hairston, nbc 10 responds. >> look at that smile. south jersey gas tells nbc 10 responds it serves nearly 375,000 customers and acknowledges that not every instance of service will be perfect. >> it maintains that customer service is the best resource for customers to get questions answered and resolved. if you have a consumer complaint
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for nbc 10 responds, head over to nbc10.com, click on the nbc 10 responds page and fill out a complaint form there. that's what all these people you're seeing did. you can also call 610-668-7377 and we will respond to you. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> let's check the nbc 10's first alert neighborhood weather, a forecast you won't get anywhere else. >> the focus is on where you live and what you need to know. bill henley is here. bill? >> you don't need the umbrella or the sunglasses. it is cloudy and cool. getting a break from the cold we saw yesterday. record cold temperatures not repeating this morning. much of it has to do with the clouds that have moved in to keep us on the warmer side. a cool start. that's typical for this time of year. rain, that's going to develop. in fact, it's going to be a rainy afternoon. grab an umbrella, steady, light rain for much of the area. not everybody will see the rainfall. we'll be drying out this
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evening. a few scattered showers, the steady rain will be out of here. that bodes well for tomorrow. clayton 48. cinnaminson 53 degrees, pemberton, 50. no real cold temperatures this morning and no big warmup during the day because of what you see here. look at the clouds over philadelphia, mt. laurel, gloucester seeing cloudy skies. the rain has a ways to go it is to our southwest. it's a big system that xpds from d.c., kentucky and ohio valley, into illinois, st. louis area is getting rainfall out of the same system. if you're traveling, dallas is getting rain out of it, too. all of this, most of it will miss us. we're right at the northern edge. we'll see the rain developing during the day. rainfall amounts are not going to be all that great. by 11:30 this morning, a few scattered light showers in delaware, south jersey and into the suburbs. this afternoon at 5:00, most of the rain will already have
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passed us, about a quarter inch in philadelphia. a bit more to the south in dover, closer to half an inch oç rain. look at allentown. maybe a sprinkle or two but mainly just cloudy skies into the lehigh valley. the farther north you go, the less rain you'll see. and then by tonight, it will be drying out and that is going to clear things out nicely for tomorrow. the ten-day outlook, 62 degrees today. tomorrow, 69 degrees the high temperature and the warming trend continues for thursday and friday. it's saturday. it looks like it's going to turn rainy. not first thing in the morning. the clouds will be moving in over night into saturday morning and then rain develops during the morning hours on saturday and continues right on through the afternoon and into the evening hours. even into sunday morning. we should get a break sunday afternoon. monday will be mainly dry but showers could return monday evening and then continue on tuesday. that will keep tuesday afternoon
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cooler. 68 degrees. but if you're headed up with the rain and the cool, check this out. wednesday and thursday, we will see the temperatures take off into the 80s. tracy and vai. >> all right, bill, thanks. now you're updated with the first alert forecast. now let's get you updated with first alert traffic. >> jessica, what are you looking at, the schuylkill? >> big delays here, headed westbound. a slow go. stop and go on the schuylkill right now headed westbound from the vine street expressway in center city to the blue route is still an 18-minute trip and speeds are dropping down into the 30s. there's an accident in upper merion an dekalb pike and kirk avenue. everything moving nicely on 76. this is in gloucester, new jersey around market street. the lanes right in here moving towards the bridges are doing okay. no reported delays on the bridges and scheduled openings on the tacony palmyra and burlington bristol. mass transit, running on time.
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thorndale train 501 running 13 minutes late. coming up, a check of the day's headlines and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. >> a bella vista, a police officer is recovering after a crash with this delivery truck. within the past 30 minutes, the cruiser was loaded up and towed away. and what you can expect to hear when the ntsb releases its final report on the deadly derailment of amtrak train 188.
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breaking news this morning, a philadelphia police officer is recovering after her cruiser crashed with a delivery truck. >> right now police are looking through surveillance video to
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see exactly how the crash happened. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in bella vista. >> tracy, vai, it happened here at the intersection of 11th and south. that's where police officer was hit in her patrol car by a delivery truck. that officer was en route to south and 3rd with police were chasing after an assault suspect on foot. police say her lights and sirens were active when she was struck by that delivery truck. the other driver not injured, cooperating with police. police say they did arrest that assault suspect, that injured officer is in stable condition. she's expected to be okay. reporting live this morning, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. good morning, i'm matt delucia. the ntsb meeting today to discuss the final report on the amtrak 188 derailment. while that meeting is going on in washington,ç several of the lawyers for the victims and families will be meeting here in center city to watch those proceedings. nbc news says a source said the
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engineer was likely distracted by radio and traffic right before the crash. some rail experts are calling for a second person to be in the locomotive, a person who could monitor radio dispatch. amtrak 188 was going more than twice the speed limit for that stretch of track. the engineer says he barely remembers the moments leading up to that crash last may. that ntsb report due out later on this morning. live in center city, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> nbc 10's mitch blocker live in washington today with the latest. you can see his reports on air this afternoon and on our nbc 10 app. today's the last chance to register for the june 7th primary in new jersey. it's also the last time voters can switch their political party affiliations. it's back to court today for congressman chaka fattah as his federal corruption case heads into day two. prosecutors say fattah took an illegal $1 million loan to fund
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his mayoral run in 2007. eagles quarterback sam bradford and carson wentz will meet on the practice field for the first time today. veteran and the rookie will work out with the rest of the birds at the novacare complex. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with one last update on your first alert traffic. we're watching 95 right now. this is right around cottman avenue, starting to see slowdowns. you can see right back here, the back lanes there, that's headed southbound towards center city. we're seeing delays there first. 22 minutes through the work zone, too. southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. speeds into the 30s. still watching montgomery county. this accident still out there in cheltenham on old york road and chelton hills road. the drive times, no real increase there. headed northbound towards philadelphia, you can see doing just fine. southbound down the shore not seeing much volume. we're start to see a little bit
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more headed towards the philadelphia area. no big delays or backups over the bridges. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> that beautiful sunshine you enjoyed yesterday, it has the day off today. clouds have returned once again. look at the cloudy view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. completely dry on beach avenue. that's going to change later this morning and this afternoon. that's when the first rain will ab riffing. cloudy skies from philadelphia, this is the view from center city. a few breaks in the clouds. that's really limited. we're getting a break from the rain right now. later this morning, this afternoon, that's when the rain will be here. right now we're starting off with temperatures that are nowhere near the record low temperatures we saw for parts of the area yesterday. 55 degrees now in society hill. bustleton up to 57. that's warming up. the sun is up but the temperatures, they'll be barely
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climbing into the 60s this afternoon, because of the clouds and here comes the rain. that steadier rain is still trying to get into the d.c. area. moving through virginia and west virginia and western pennsylvania see something light rainfall. so far, we're just looking at cloudy skies for philadelphia. now as the day goes on, yes, those showers moving in, late this morning you'll start to see light scattered showers. the steadier light rain for philadelphia and the suburbs will be moving in this afternoon. by late in the afternoon, starts to taper off in the suburbs. the lehigh valley, mainly cloudy today. showers will stay to the south. so just a chance of a sprinkle for kutztown and bethlehem and farther to the south, that's when you'll see steadier rainfall into vineland, 62 degrees this afternoon. 63 for haddonfield. the jersey shore will get rain and delaware, especially central and southern delaware, dover and lewes will wind up with the most rainfall out of this system today. closing in on half an inch by tonight. >> that's what's great about
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neighborhood weather, different depending on where you live. >> sam and carson, will they play nice today? >> it's not going to get that cold. good morning. breaking overnight, more storms across the south. hail, high winds. >> oh, my gosh! >> and nearly a foot of rain. tornadoes spotted in oklahoma. the storm set to intensify today. closing the gap. our new national poll shows the race between donald trump and hillary clinton is tightening even more. just three points between them. as clinton does her best trump impersonation at a trump rally. >> i'm going to do it, i know how to do it, i'll get it done. >> this morning, the trump game plan. insiders telling nbc news he'll go after her character, her e-mails and her husband's infidelity. cause revealed. the engineer of that amtrak train that crashed near philadelphia, killing

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