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nbc 10 news starts now. right now, philadelphia police are investigating a fire and shooting at the same house in overbrook. police think whoever started the fire also pulled the trigger. we're number one. the sixers and their fans are thrilled after the team draws the number one pick in next month's nba draft. tracking showers. you can see them here on the nbc 10 first alert radar. only a few spots will see rain. nearly all of us will be clouded in today. it's 4:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about the showers and the clouds and what's to come with meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. a close look at conditions at communities across pennsylvania,
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new jersey and delaware. tell us more. >> right now we have a close look at boathouse row which has clouds overhead but no sign of rain. the clouds extend to trenton into south jersey and across delaware. now just a few sprinkles moving through southern lancaster county and a few isolated sprinkles in chester county. most of these will be lingering to the west on and off today. a lyle shower is possible while the rest of the area is dry. 49 in exton, phoenixville is at 50 degrees and in montgomery and bucks countys, pretty much the same, upper 40s and low 50s. newtown at 50 degrees right now. some areas will get breaks of sunshine. i'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. let's check in with jessica boyington see how traffic is looking on a wednesday. >> we're watching the vine street expressway right now for some ongoing construction that's blocking it off in between broad
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street and the schuylkill expressway. so an active scene there right now. no cars on the roads, westbound or eastbot'd in between that point. most likely that is a construction vehicle. it should be closed until 5:00 this morning. we're watching more construction over on the schuylkill expressway. this is on the schuylkill headed eastbound just around the blue route. the right lane is closed that you can see eastbound or westbound, no problems with the drive times. at the most, it will take you 12 minutes going from center city to the blue route with speeds in the 60s. new from overnight, flames and gunfire. police say a man was shot when he opened his front door. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at philadelphia police headquarters to explain what happened. i know you've been gathering information for the last couple of hours. walk us through this. >> within just the last few minutes i spoke one on one with one of the investigators who was at the scene of this shooting. there's no question, police
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believe the fire and shooting are no doubt connected. take a look at the video we got soon after the shooting took place. it happened in the overbrook section on lebanon avenue. the victim, i 19-year-old man was at his home, this is where he lives. he was with family and friends when they noticed a fire on the front porch. they opened the front door, went out to investigate. that's when according to witnesses, there was a shooter on the front porch and began firing at the 19-year-old who lived there. the 19-year-old and his family, they went back inside the house, tried to shut the front door on the shooter. but the shooter was able to fire at least three rounds through the front door. those three rounds hit the 19-year-old all in the upper part of his body, including his chest. he fell to the ground inside his living room. the shooter ran off, according to witnesses. when police got there, they transported the victim to
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presbyterian hospital. at last check he is still in surgery, in extremely critical condition. that's straight from one of the investigators on the scene. police are right now at the home where this happened, where the fire broke out on that front porch. they're also at the home of who they believe the shooter is, because according to witnesses, they know the shooter. he has an ongoing feud with the victim. i'll get more into that coming up in the next 25 minutes and i'll explain why police are so sure the shooter set the fire on that front porch. reporting live outside police headquarters, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. four minutes past 4:00 right now. a woman with special needs is recovering after being pulled from a burning home. the home on marvine street in hunting park was at about 6:45 last night. this was captured on a cell phone, firefighters bringing the victim out on a stretcher. >> we didn't expect it.
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it caught everybody off guard. so sad. >> the victim is in stable condition. fire officials are looking into what caused that fire. the ntsb's final ruling, the cause of that deadly amtrak crash in philadelphia was a distracted engineer and lack of fail safe technology. federal investigators yesterday said the train most likely ran off the rails because the engineer, brandon bostian was focused on a rock-throwingence dent he heard about over the radio, lost track of where he was and increased the speed of the train. last year, the train went into a curve at 106 miles an hour, more than 50 miles offer the speed limit. the ntsb alsoç blames the railroad industry's delay in installing positive train control, the equipment that can automatically slow down speeding trains. >> i'm very concerned that we're going to be ba in this room again hearing investigators detail how technology that we have recommended for more than 45 years could have prevent yet another fatal accident. >> amtrak has taken full responsibility for the derailment and says it has
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already installed the automatic controls on all tracks it owns from boston to washington. the company promised to carefully review the ntsb's recommendations. a vigil will be held at bridgeton high school, cumberly county for two teens killed in a car crash after the program. they died last weekend when their car veered off the road and crashed into a tree. it happened on their way home from an after-prom celebration in ocean city. state police and investigators are examining the car involved to determine if there was a mechanical failure. 4:06. the public has a chance to chime in on the philadelphia school district budget. yesterday, city council heard from the school superintendent. william hite says the district's funding is good but deficits are looming in the five-year plan. changes in real estate tax structure and the end of the cigarette tax are predicted to leave the district with a big financial hole. the list of alleged co-conspirators in the 2013
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george washington bridge closing scandal will not be released yet. a federal appeals court granted an anonymous stay. a federal judge last week ordered the names released to the public. a hearing to decide the matter is now scheduled for june. well, sexers fans have raez be to be optimistic this morning. the team won the number one draft pick for the first time since getting allen iverson. take a look at the cover of today's "daily news." it says it all, "we won." >> the number one pick in the 2016 nba draft goes to the philadelphia 76ers. >> that's reaction from sixers fans at xfinity live with the sixers getting top pick, the sixers have had the worst record
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in the nba the last two seasons, 10 and 72 this year. >> so excited. can't believe we finally did it. >> to say i'm speechless, we've been sitting here for the past five years not saying a word. trusting the process for three years has been like -- it's been hell but i'm glad it's starting to pay off. >> are you a sixers fan? how excited are you? any predictions? tweet us your thoughts about this. tell us what you think. our twitter addresses are right there on your screen. we have more cheering ahead in our next half hour. hear from the sixers brass are saying about the pick and find out why one former sixers star may have had a premonition about the draft. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> with 10 and 72, i think they should give them the first three.
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usually i'm fond of the number 10 but when it's wins, that'sç tough. clouds overhead in wildwood. we'll see breaks of sunshine this afternoon for parts of the area. cloudy skies, temperatures hovering right around 50 degrees. 52 in philadelphia. delaware 51 degrees. look at the jersey shore now at 47 degrees. cooler with clouds hanging in there. we're watching for fog at the shore. not everybody is going to see it. light fog right now in blue bell. it is thicker for tom's river down to a quarter mile. so far, no fog for millville and atlantic city. the visibility has started to come down, pretty good visibility right now in delaware. we're watching for fog and also showers. look at the rain to the west. but look as it tries to come into our area. it's really not having much luck. it will be held at bay for most of the day. we're seeing a few sprinkles, isolated light showers moving through lancaster, chester county, berks county as well. most of the day it will be
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cloudy. this afternoon, a good chance at areas to the south, delaware, south jersey, we'll see some sunshine breaking through the clouds. futurecast, 9:00, there's the rain just to the west while we are cloudy. the clouds linger at 11:00 this morning. as we go into the afternoon, that's lunch time, still cloudy. you can see breaks of sunshine right along the coast and into delaware, too. the chances of seeing sunshine increases as we go into the late afternoon hours. even a possibility we'll see isolated breaks in philadelphia, wilmington and trenton. most of the day it will be a cloudy one. temperatures climb into the upper 60s. yes, there's a chance of some late-day sunshine breaking through in somerton. malvern, lansdale and neshaminy. the suburbs will see clouds, a slight chance of a shower. if it's going to be moving into the area, it's going to be light. kutztown could see a brief shower. mainly cloudy with temperatures climbing into the upper 60s and,
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yes, there are some more chances of rain as we go into the end of the week. looks like saturday is our best chance of seeing some showers, even in allentown and atlantic city as well. i'll take a closer look at that with the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. tracy? >> all right, bill, thanks. 11 minutes past 4:00. let's get you to work. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington can do that for you. >> we're watching 422, this is for construction. we're having a construction project that's active until 5:00 this morning, in between route 23 and oaks. you can see that active right here. one lane getting by. a lot of flashing lights in the area and restrictions into the off ramp. that's what you want to pay attention to if you're headed westbound on 422 this morning. you'll deal with small delays with that until 5:00. between the vine street expressway and girard avenue, the left lane is closed. southbound woodhaven road to the vine, 13 minutes, speeds into
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the 60s. more updates on construction projects, because there's a lot of them, when i'm back in the next ten. a delaware county mom is scared for her daughter's life. the issue is school bus safety. she says she has video proof that her daughter could be killed. next, find out why she's so upset with the bus driver who takes her 7-year-old daughter to and from day care. face to face but without fireworks. presidential candidate donald trump spoke with fox's megyn kelly with their on air and online feud.ç
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just about a quarter past 4:00 right now. good morning, ardmore. a live look from ardmore along lancaster avenue, not far from the ardmore train station. cloudy across the region right
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now. 49 degrees in ardmore. now to breaking news from sri lanka where rescue efforts are under way after rain triggered mud slides. more than 200 families from several small villages are missing and feared buried. 16 bodies have already been recovered. the red cross is leading the rescue mission. back here at home, a delaware county mom is worried for her daughter's safety when she gets dropped off by day care by the school bus. >> i just see the driver get out -- >> this is video michelle gonzalez shot on her cell phone monday, claiming the school bus driver isn't following safety procedures when dropping off her 7-year-old daughter who is hearing impaired. michelle says her daughter is supposed to have an adult aide on board with the driver. and that after the bus stopped in this case, there were no flashing lights with be no stop sign, no stop arm. the hazard lights are the only ìyrñ as a parent how do you see
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this? >> i see it as the possibility of my child going to get hit and killed one day. >> a supervisor with the southeast delaware county school district tells us he believes the driver is following the correct procedure. a spokesperson says district administrators will look into the complaint. a split victory for the democratic candidates for president in primaries in kentucky and oregon. it was neck and neck in kentucky but hillary clinton squeaked out a win over bernie sanders last night. only a few thousand votes separated the two democratic candidates. clinton took a night off to watch the returns from her home in new york. bernie sanders won the primary in oregon. he promised to take delegate rich california. he also vowed to take the nomination battle all the way to the democratic convention here in philadelphia this summer despite the nearly impossible odds of overcoming the delegate gap. here's where things stand. clinton has almost reached 2,300 and sanders is trailing her by
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more than 700 delegates. june 7th is the next big primary battle day. new jersey voters go to the polls along with voters in california, montana, north and south dakota and new mexico. well, donald trump and megyn kelly declared a truce on tv last night. the presumptive republican nominee sat down with the fox news anchor months after their feud began. you'll recall trump accused kelly of asking him, quote, unfair questions during the debate last august. then he launched into a series of attacks against her on twitter. >> there was a retweet. did i say that? >> many times. >> okay. excuse me. >> what do you think -- >> not the most horrible thing again politically. over your life you've been called a lot worse, is that right, wouldn't you say? >> trump also made headlines last night for saying that he's open to speaking with north
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korea's leader to try to stop that country's nuclear program. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. we have a cool start and a cloudy one, too. but it is dry. this is a live picture from ardmore around lancaster avenue. it is cloudy, a bit cool with temperatures that are in the 40s and 50s to start with. but we'll warm into the 60s this afternoon. the clouds, they'll be hanging in there. mostly cloudy day. isolated showers in some of the western suburbs. breaks in the clouds, possible for parts of south jersey and delaware this afternoon. then partly cloudy this evening. it will be a cool one. we'll be dropping down into the 50s during the evening hours. right now, that's where we are in philadelphia, 52 degrees. the suburbs, 49 degrees currently and still falling at this hour. not cold for west kellen township and cochranville in the upper 40s and low 50s. malvern is 49 degrees. these numbers climb into the 60s
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this afternoon. as far as sunshine, most of the day it will be looking like this. a few sprinkles moving through the west chester area. that's light rainfall. part of a system that is going to stay to the west for most of the day. missing us. it will give us a chance of a sprinkle here and there. today kind of a dreary one. for most of the day, breaks of sunshine popping through, temperatures in the middle 60s. tomorrow we'll see moreç break of sunshine, a high of 70 degrees and even warmer on friday. friday looks like the winner. saturday it's going to be a rainy one. the rain moves into the morning, continues into the afternoon and evening. look at those temperatures. they'll be parked in the low 60s for saturday. come sunday, 73 degrees, the high temperature. we'll be drying out on sunday. there are some chances of rain on monday with a high of 72. then a warming trend for tuesday, 74 degrees. look at wednesday, 82 degrees, the high temperature. even more summer-like with a chance of summer thunderstorms,
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summer-like thunderstorms on thursday before we dry out on friday. but it stays on the warm side, up to 83 degrees friday afternoon. we got cool and cloudy conditions for today. but temperatures will be climbing over the next few days and next week it will feel a lot more like summer than springtime. tracy? >> all right, bill, thanks. 20 minutes past 4:00. you usually face no traffic. it's the construction clearing you have to watch for. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching that on 422. >> that's right. tracy, this construction project like most construction projects in the morning time usually start to clear around the 5:00 hour or so. we at least have another half an hour for this right here. this is 422 around route 23. so no problems or big delays because there's not a lot of cars on the roads. there are lanes blocked and off ramps being compromised between 23 and oaks. that's headed westbound on 422. that will be there until 5:00 this morning as well and this
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also until 5:00 in the morning. the vine street expressway east and westbound closed between the schuylkill expressway and broad street. that will be there until 5:00. you can see this spring through center city. no access to the vine, take local veen as yoine as your alt philadelphia schools were not conducting the mandated number of fire drills. even the superintendent didn't know until we told him. investigators have documents showing a city agency is supposed to check the school's fire drill logs. here's mitch blocker with a preview. >> we're going to hold people accountable to this. >> reporter: another agency is charged with checking school fire logs. you know they're not doing ten drills in every school. >> yes, we know they're not doing ten drills in every school. >> reporter: we want to know why. >> you can't tell them to do ten
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fire drills. >> we can tell them the statutory requirement is ten. >> reporter: on nbc 10 news at 1:00, for the investigators, i'm mitch blocker, nbc 10 news. from our south jersey bureau, there are 50 new members of the army. graduating high school seniors took the oath of office yesterday in voorhees. the students were honored at a dinner. former nbc 10 news anchor terry ruggles was there to salute them. 4:22. no more free lunch. that could be the reality for more than 104,000 pennsylvania school children. hear about a federal plan that could cut free meal programs at hundreds of pennsylvania schools. also, hitting the field, hear from eagles quarterback sam bradford about his return to the birds and their newest qb, carson wentz.
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it's 4:25. 52 degrees outside. veteran quarterback sam bradford talks for the first time after missing two weeks of the team's voluntary workout and a failed attempt to orchestrate a trade. bradford and rookie carson wentz were on the practice field yesterday for the first time. bradford says he'll be a good teammate and do whatever he can to make walt whitman a better player. he realizes the he won't be the starting quarterback forever. >> if we win games and continue wins games be, i will be the starting quarterback and i will be out there. that being said, i'm not completely naive. if the organization made an effort to get up to two, at some
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point it's not going to be my team. >> he's the number one guy. my feelings haven't changed. i want him to embrace that. not look backward but forward. >> the eagles quarterback said he needed some time away after they took carson wentz in the draft. wildwood is going country to celebrate çamerica's independence. ♪ >> tim mcgraw will be the headliner for the july 4th concert down the shore. it will be the final event of celebrate america festival on the beach between mariners landing and adventure piers. >> there's so much room. it's out of this world. >> it's a shot in the arm for the city of wildwood and cape may county. >> the festival also includes a concert by the philly pops on july 2nd. tickets to see tim mcgraw good
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on sale friday afternoon. 10% of profits will be given to local veteran organizations. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 4:27. a little bit of a breeze and lots of clouds. 52 degrees. we're watching some showers to the west but it looks like they'll be avoiding us for most of the day. got your neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center watching the roads on a wednesday morning. what's happening out there? >> bill, we're watching a lot of ongoing construction right now. it's the vine street expressway right around 24th street. we are closed east and westbound in between the schuylkill and broad. i'll have more updates on more record work and i'm back at 4:30. beware of the bear. police in one montgomery county town want you to keep your eyes peeled to are this guy. find out where a bear was spotted and why it's still on the loose.
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new from overnight, a fire and shooting. police say the two incidents that happened outside the same overbrook home are directly connected. bear on the run. be on the lookout for this guy seen in montgomery county and managed to escape the hands of experts. jobs and school programs are both in danger of being cut in order to save money. 4:30. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley. he has his first alert neighborhood forecast, a look at conditions in your neighborhood, right where you live. bill? >> this morning we're looking at a cloudy view of cape may. we're watching for f


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