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nbc 10 news starts now. >> and right now on "nbc 10 news today," a philadelphia fire and shooting, the teenager in critical condition after being shot multiple times inside his home. the gunman still on the loose. hear why police have a good idea on who did it. >> partners in crime, investigators say twin brothers are behind a series of bombs going off in several areas, including chester county. >> and we are tracking showers this morning in our area. as we take a live look at citizens bank park. there's a ball game later this afternoon. >> we'll all be there. >> we know that because we're going. pretty cloudy across the region. some parts could see rain today as well. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it's 5:00 a.m. some places could see rain. some seeing fog according to meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> some will get sunshine later today. one of those spots is
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wilmington. cloudy and dry in wilmington. there are showers that are not that far away.ç temperatures are very close to where we were yesterday. 52 degrees in philadelphia. it drops into the 40s for the suburbs and south jersey is at 50 degrees while the jersey shore is at 49 degrees right now. delaware is at 51. we're seeing mostly cloudy skies, so the temperatures are uniform and really nobody is cold this morning. this is a little cooler than yesterday but not by much. what we're seeing plenty of are clouds. the clouds are with us in philadelphia, gloucester, into pemberton and some showers. they're lingering and trying to move into chester county. you can see just an isolated shower there. better chance of seeing some light rainfall in the reading area and along i-78. in fact, it seems to be hugging i-78 as it goes toward allentown. just a few sprinkles in the area. this is the best chance of seeing rainfall. as the day goes on, mostly cloudy skies. these temperatures will be climbing into the 60s this afternoon.
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i'll show you who will get some sunshine later today when i come back with the neighborhood forecast. right now, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. jessie? >> we have an update for you, if you're just heading out the door through center city, vine street expressway back open to traffic right now. this is our camera around 24th street. westbound and eastbound, has been closed since early this morning. and was supposed to re-open around 5:00 a.m. it's a little bit ahead of schedule this morning. back open westbound and eastbound, now you'll have access to 95 and the schuylkill expressway as well. the schuylkill expressway, speaking of traffic, eastbound around the blue route, the right lane is closed due to some construction there as well. we have drive times, 12 minutes east and westbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway right now. also watching more construction out in philadelphia, walnut lane is closed, between park lane drive and henry avenue. more updates when i come back in the next ten. vai and tracy? >> jessica, thanks. new from overnight, a philadelphia teenager is in critical condition after he was shot several times through the
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front door of his home. now police are looking for the gunman. katy zachry is live outside police headquarters this morning. police tell us the gunman started a fire before he started shooting, right? >> reporter: tracy, that's right. investigators believe the fire was used as a way to get the victim's family out of the home and clear into the path of the shooter. police say it's this plastic porch chair that was set on fire. when the family after this home on lebanon avenue in the overbrook section of philadelphia went outside to investigate the fire, they were met by a 19-year-old with a gun. police say the family raced back inside, trying to shut the front door on the shooter but he got several shots through the door, hitting a 19-year-old man on the other side who was in his living room. investigators believe the shooter is responsible for setting the porch fire, which the fire marshal has already determined is arson. >> they said it was some sort of incendiary device that was thrown on the porch that caused
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this chair to catch on fire. we believe that was to get the attention of the occupants of the property. when they came out, they were front fronted -- confronted by shooter. >> one of the reasons the fire marshal was able to so quickly call that arson, he found broken glass and an accelerant all over that burned chair. police are still looking for the shooter. the victim's family identified him. pl@ce tell me they know where he lives, they just haven't found him yet. reporting live outside police headquarters, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. a woman with special needs is recovering this morning after being pulled from a burning home. neighbors saw the flames move quickly through the back windows, one witness captured on his cell phone firefighters bringing the victim in her 20s out on a stretcher.
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>> so unexpected. we didn't even expect it, you know what i mean? it caught everybody off guard. so sad. >> the victim is in stable condition and fire officials are looking into what caused the fire. >> twin brothers from chester county are accused of setting off several bombs while on winter break from college. prosecutors say daniel and kaleb tate went on a two-week crime spree while they were home from school last december. they are charged with blowing up five mailboxes and sheds throughout chester and lancaster county. here's a look at some of the damage caused by the blast. they've been investigating for the past five months. they say they found surveillance of the brothers stealing bomb-making materials from stores in the area and they matched fingerprints from one of the brothers at one of the scenes. a vigil will be held tonight at bridgeton high school in cumberland county for two teens killed in in a car crash after the prom. they died last weekend when
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their car veered off the road and crashed in a tree. it happened on their way home from an after-prom celebration in ocean city. state police investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash. today 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 funding is good this year but deficits are looming in five-year plan. changes in the real estate tax structure and the end of the cigarette tax are predicted to leave the district with a big financial hole. 5:06. 52 degrees outside. sixers fans have reason to be optimistic this morning. >> i don't mind admitting that i'm part of the fan base that feels like the system is rigged towards other teams like the lakers. >> you do? >> the team won the number one draft pick for the first time since getting allen iverson 20 years ago. take a look at the cover of today's "daily news." it says it all. we we won!
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>> the number one pick in the 2016 nba draft goes to the philadelphia 76ers. >> look at that. reminds you of villanova winning the championship. >> yes, right. >> that's the reaction from xfinity live when the sixers got the top pick. they've had the worst record in the nba the last two seasons. 10-72 this year. >> so excited. can't believe we finally did it. >> to say i'm speechless, we've been sitting here the past five minutes not saying a word. we could not be happier. trusting the process for three years, it's been like -- it's been hell but glad it's finally starting to pay off. >> we're going to the championship, baby! >> wow! write that down. >> you know how we do. coming up in the next half hour, we'll hear more from the team and the fans.
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pamela osborne is checking out the pulse of theç city. she'll be live with us at 5:30. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a cloudy start but dry in philadelphia. clouds and some areas of fog, light fog now in blue bell. but as you go into new jersey, it's thicker in mt. holly and along the shore we have seen thick fog in toms river, just improved dramatically. we might see a spot or two of fog even though these reporting stations are showing it's not too bad. the clouds, that's a different story. they'll be with us for most of the day. look at the rain that's being produced from those clouds in pennsylvania. but it makes it into part of the area but not the entire area. this morning we're seeing light rainfall in lancaster, berks and lehigh county. that line of rain is following i-78. it's trying to move into other spots you can see a few sprinkles moving through chester
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county. it looks like it will be dry for most of the morning. as we don't go into the afternoon, there's a good chance parts of the area will see sunshine. specifically delaware and south jersey. but philadelphia has a chance of seeing breaks of sunshine as well, which will bring the temperatures up. futurecast shows at 10:00 this morning, lots of clouds, not too many showers. just a sprinkle or two. see that rain lingering to the west. at noontime, the same story. the possibility of breaks of sunshine. look at southern and central delaware. breaks in the cloud cover at 3:00. lots of sunshine breaking out in new jersey and into trenton and even breaks of sunshine in philadelphia, by 6:00 this evening. we should get some breaks in the clouds before the suns sets thi evening. cloudy skies in chestnut hill, the suburbs, the clouds will be hanging in there. you could see a spotty shower this morning, less likely this afternoon. kutztown and bethlehem seeing some of the rain drops this
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morning. easton it's a possibility. as we go into the afternoon hours, it will likely be drier. in new jersey, definitely drier. most likely to stay dry all day long. we'll get sunshine during the afternoon, 67 degrees, the high temperature in haddonfield. atlantic city will be 64 degrees. still a little bit of a northeasterly wind to keep the shore cooler. clouds to start with in lewes and dover, wilmington, mostly cloudy skies. you may see late-day sunshine breaking through today. if not today, definitely tomorrow. you may have noticed that with the seven-day forecast. take a look at the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, thank you, bill. 5:10 this wednesday morning. time to get a look at traffic and see how things are going in south jersey. >> look at route 70. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. how's it look, jessica? >> route 07 in cherry hill, not a lot of cars on the road, this is right through kings highway.
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through the intersection here, we're still pretty dry. route 70 westbound between 295 and west gate drive. lane restrictions there. also in tredyffrin township, there's some construction on route 252. that's closed between yellow springs road and valley forge road. if you're out the door on 422, this construction was supposed to clear around the 5:00 hour. still a very active scene here. between 422 around route 23 at this point and oaks, we're seeing this construction. we're seeing lane restrictions on the off ramps and headed ç westbound, only one lane getting by. the good thing is, not a lot of traffic moving through the area right now. of course we'll keep you updated as soon as this construction scene clears up. >> keep us posted. 11 minutes past 5:00 right now. teaming up for education and fun. we'll take you live inside citizens bank park in the next half hour and show you what nbc 10 and the phillies are planning for this year's weather education day. and speaking of weather --
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take a look at this wild wind. we'll show you where the wind gusts hit 109 miles an hour. spent more than 30 years in the public schools. we're retired, but we like to stay involved. you think he's going to learn to fly?
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we're just as busy now as in our teaching days. the same goes for a lot of the retired educators we know. let me see you all flap your wings, like you're penguins learning to fly. teaching is all about building relationships. and that never goes away. because once a teacher, always a teacher. we're ed and miriam, and we're proud to be new jersey educators.
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wow, ever wonder what it feels like to be in 100 mile-an-hour winds? what observers ersobservers in
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with the e. look at that. this is video from the mt. washington observatory. i sometimes feel like this when the boss is yelling at me. wind gusts reached up to 100 miles per hour. 5:15. 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 throwing incident he heard about over the radio, lost track of where he was and increased the speed of the train. the train went into a curve at 106 miles an hour, more than 50 miles over the speed limit. the ntsb also blames the railway for installing autotrain controls.
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>> >> i'm very concerned that we're going to be back 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 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 list of co-conspirators in the 2013 george washington bridge scandal will not be revealed yet. one person says the release would harm his or her reputation. a federal judge ordered the names released to the public. a hearing to decide the matter is scheduled for june. and now to decision 2016. a split victory for the democratic candidates for president in the primaries in kentucky and in oregon. >> it was neck and neck in kentucky but hillary clinton squeaked out a win over bernie sanders. only a few thousand votes separated the two democratic candidates. clinton took the night off from
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returns from her home in new york. bernie sanders won oregon and prommed to take delegate rich california. he vowed to take the battle all the way to the democratic convention here this summer. here's where things stand on the delegate count this morning. clinton has almost reached 2,300. sanders is trailing by more than 700 delegates. voters in new jersey get their say on june 7th. they head to the polls along with voters in montana, north and south dakota and new mexico. 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 accuse kelly of asking him unfair questions during the debate last august and then he launched a series of attacks against her on twitter. >> bimbo. >> well, that was a retweet. did i say that?
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>> many times. >> ooh. okay. excuse me. >> what do you think -- >> not the most horrible thing. again, politically but not the most -- over your life, megyn, you've been called a lot worse, isn't that right? wouldn't you say? >> he made headlines saying he's open to speaking with north korea's leader to try and stop the country's nuclear program. nbc 10 has you covered all the way until the generalç election in november. right now, the nbc 10 news app, read about an agreement made between donald trump and the republican committee that could signal a major boost to his campaign fund. last night at 11:00, the nbc 10 investigators showed us philadelphia city schools not conducting the mandated number of fire drills. even the superintendent didn't know about the problem until we told him. >> the investigation isn't over. tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00, the investigators have documents showing a city agency is
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supposed to check the school's fire drill logs. here's mitch blacher with a preview. >> we're going to hold people accountable to this. >> reporter: failing philly fire drills got by the superintendent but 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 fire drills? >> of course. we can tell them the statutory requirement is ten. >> reporter: tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. for the investigators, i'm mitch blacher, nbc 10 news. about 20 minutes past 5:00 a.m. time to get another look at traffic. >> let's get you to work. nbc 10 traffic reporter jessica boyington has what you need to know as you head out the door. >> we're starting to see volume here on 95, nothing that's really increasing the drive times yet. we're looking live at 95 around girard avenue. you can see no real problem here. and a southbound drive time from
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woodhaven road to the vine street expressway and that takes you about 13 minutes. average speeds into the 60s. more updates for you and i'll check in with mass transit when i'm back in the next ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds are here. you can see them in a live view, looking across the delaware at center city. and a nice breeze, too. those winds going to keep things dry for the most part. there are a few showers that have not reached into philadelphia. they're staying farther north and west. if you're heading out the door, south jersey, cloudy, cool this morning. no sign of any rain right now. but clouds are going to linger through the morning. a mostly cloudy day. even isolated showers to the west. and steadier rainfall that's falling in parts of the area this morning will be done by this afternoon. by this evening, partly to mostly cloudy skies. those clouds will be hanging in there. that will make for a cool evening.
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50s in philadelphia, the lehigh valley, there's a little bit of rain in the lehigh valley but the temperatures really not thatch cool-- that much cooler. here's the rain along i-78 falling in allentown. that's a moderate shower moving through allentown right now. farther to the south, it's dry as you move into montgomery and bucks counties. look at the rain to the west. it looks impressive. most of this will be fizzling before it comes into our area. look at the futurecast. this is 7:00 this morning. shows the rain reaching into the lehigh valley. berks county getting rain and northern lancaster county as well. it stays dry in most of chester county, montgomery and bucks county. we've seen a few sprinkles in chester county. can't rule that out. the steadier rainfall, as we go through the morning, look how it backs off. we'll be drying out, mostly cloudy morning. breaks of sunshine are possible, especially as we go into theç afternoon hours. we're not looking at an all-day
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rainfall here. a chance of showers during the day today. then we are dry and sunshine returns for tomorrow. 70 degrees. look at friday, a beautiful day, 75. the weekend, a different story. rain is here to keep things chilly on saturday, a steady rain, 60 degrees in the afternoon. breaks of sunshine, another chance of showers on monday before we get a warmup starting tuesday. by wednesday, thursday and friday, afternoon temperatures will soar into the 80s. vai? >> thank you, bill. 52 degrees in our studios in bala cynwyd. following procedures or putting a young life at risk? a story you'll see only on nbc 10. a mom in delaware county says her daughter's bus driver is not following protocol. hear what school officials tell us about the driver's actions and what they're now doing. plus, millions of students nationwide left with no access to school lunch. that could happen if a bill passes today in congress. hear how hundreds of thousands
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of kids in our area will be impacted.
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we go to cnbc business news. good morning. a record number of travelers are expected to fly the friendly skies this summer.
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industry trade group airlines for america predicts more than 231 million passengers will fly between june and august. that's up 4% from last year. it recently launched called i hate the where travelers can tweet complaints to the tsa and post photos of their wait and security lines. >> landon dowdy, cnbc business news, thanks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 5:26. clouds are with us tracking showers in the lehigh valley right now. and look at the clouds over citizens bank park. that's a live view. a few thin spots in the clouds. it's weather education day at citizens bank park. that happens this morning. looks like it will stay dry and cool for that. your neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. jessie? >> we're watching the boulevard
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around fox street. still early to see any big delays. the roads are dry and everybody is moving along nicely. if you if you have to get out the door, go now. we have a problem out there in montgomery county. i'll update you when i'm back at 5:30. go, go, go, go now. that's what jessica is saying. and stay away, that's what police are telling people who see this bear. and this. >> five seconds left in the game. do you believe in miracles? >> yes! >> al michaels with the legendary. remember the miracle on ice? we'll tell you why a member of the u.s. olympic hockey team is giving you a chance to own a piece of history.
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