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nbc 10 news starts now. this is all that's left of a lawn chair after police say someone set it on fire and then shot a teenager in the doorway of his home. right now philadelphia police are trying to solve a murder mystery after a man was found dead in strawberry mansion with two different shell casings around his body. plus -- >> number one pick in the 2016 nba draft goes to the philadelphia 76ers. >> for the first time in 20 years, the sixers will get the number one draft pick in the nba. philadelphia fans erupt with excitement. just after 6:00, good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. you're pretty happy about that. >> i think a lot of people are happy, a lot of sixers fans. i'm vai sikahema, nbc 10. weather education day happens to be today at citizens bank park. we're also going because of the ball game. >> going to hang out with the kids. >> team building and give support to our man bill henley who is standing by with the
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weather forecast. bill? >> we had a great time last year. it will be an awesome event again this year. we'll see breaks of sunshine. there's citizens bank park. the clouds are thinning. cloudy skies to start with, 53 degrees, 8:00 56 and 62 by later this morning. in the lehigh valley, there is a bit of rain. it's just to the south of easton. you can see breaks in the clouds in easton. look at the warmup, 63 degrees. you could see a few breaks. it will be a mostly cloudy one for the lehigh valley. this afternoon, temperatures into the 60s. the best chance of showers will be first thing this morning. that's morning rainfall for the lehigh valley. the rest of the area is not seeing this rain. it's hugging interstate 78. you can see the allentown area getting that light rainfall. as the day goes on, we're more likely to see breaks of sunshine for philadelphia. there's the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. there is a good deal of sunshine ahead before we get to the weekend. i've got the futurecast when i'm
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back in ten minutes to show you when the rain willing moving out. right now if you're heading out the door, jessica boyington watching your morning commute on a wednesday morning. jessie? >> we're watching 422 right now. that's because this construction work is pretty much cleared out of the way around route 23. all morning we were watching pretty big lane restrictions. one lane getting by on the westbound side of 422 and partially blocking the on ramp as well. this was active on route 23 from this point. we have to worry about the eastbound delay we typically see for the morning dry, although we're not seeing it yet. emergency construction still active out in delaware, at leasç coming over the delaware memorial bridge into jersey. the left lane is closed into delaware. we are still green, no backups on to 295 or the new jersey turnpike. septa, we're still watching the route 101 trolley until friday, june 17th. the buses will replace the trolleys on the route 101 between providence road and
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orange street stations. that's due to a construction project on state street on providence road in media. breaking news out of sri lanka. 200 families are missing right now in a mud slide that buried three small villages in sri lanka. the red cross reports that 16 bodies have been recovered so far. heavy rains over three days are being blamed for the mud slides and flooding. 6:04 and 52 degrees. new this morning, a teenager is in critical condition after he was shot several times through the front door of his home in overbrook. police tell us a gunman started a fire before the shooting. it's when the family went outside on the front porch to investigate the fire that the 19-year-old suspect opened fire. the victim's family told police the two teens were involved in an ongoing feud so police know who they're looking for. in strawberry mansion, police are investigating after a man was found dead on the sidewalk.
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authorities say the 38-year-old was shot several times on clifford street early this morning. officers found shell casings from two different weapons. so far, no arrests. 6:05. for the first time in 20 years, the philadelphia 76ers will have the first overall pick in the nba draft. we're number one. >> really feels good to see that. >> we're number one. after coming off a dismal season with only ten wins, the sixers will have an opportunity to bring in fresh, new talent for next season. pamela osborne is live in philadelphia, outside the wells fargo center center. there's not a real clear cut person like a lebron james. their work is cut out for them. >> that's right. it did not stop the excitement from fans last night who went into an uproar when they announced that philly had the first pick. >> looks like we have problems with our transmission. we'll come back to pamela in a few minutes. it will be interesting to see
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what they decide to do with that number one pick. the fact they have it, you have a lot of options. >> everybody's celebrating. >> yes. >> all right. let's move on here. dikembe mutombo sent a tweet congratulating his former team a little early, four hours early to be exact. the tweet said congrats to the sixers on grabbing the number one spot. >> four hours early. >> mutombo is now apologizing. he said the sixers asked him to tweet once the lottery was over and the team offered optional messages. mutombo said he accidentally posted one of those options immediately and then he took it right back down. the tweet did spark conspiracy theories, however. make sure you're watching nbc 10 news at 11:00 a.m. sixers ceo scott o'neil will join me to talk about the nba draft lottery.
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moving on, a split victory in decision 2016. >> hillary clinton won the primary in kentucky but by a narrow margin. bernie sanders was a clear winner in oregon. clinton nowç needs less than 1 delegates to claim the democratic nomination. she has almost reached the needed 2,382 to win. voters in new jersey get their say on june 7th when they head to the polls along with voters in california, montana, north and south dakota and new mexico. and right now on the nbc 10 app, squashing their feud. read about donald trump's sit-down interview with fox news anchor megyn kelly. a woman with special needs is recovering this morning after being pulled from a burning home. the home on marvine street went up in flames around 6:45 last night. neighbors saw the flames move quickly through the back windows and one witness captured on his cell phone firefighters bringing the victim out on a stretcher.
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the woman in her 20s is listed in stable condition. fire officials are looking into what caused that fire. 6:07. twin brothers from chester county are accused of setting off several bombs while on winter break from college. daniel and kaleb tate, prosecutors say, went on a two-week crime spree while home from school last september. here's a look at some of the damage caused by the blasts. no one was hurt. but authorities say that's only because no one was nearby. 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. the ntsb's final ruling, the cause of the 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 that he heard about
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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, that's more than 50 miles over the speed limit in that spot. the ntsb also blames the railroad industry's delay in installing technology that can automatically slow down speeding trains. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. we have a little bit of cloud cover that's producing rain for parts of the area. not everybody is seeing the rainfall. the lehigh valley is getting light rain. it's going to be staying to the west for most of the day. in fact, during the day today, we'll see that rain take a break. it will come to an end but the clouds in the lehigh valley are going to be hanging in there. right now, just a little bit of rain to show you on the radar screen. there it is moving through harrisburg into allentown. this is really been hugging interstate 78 but not making it any farther to the south. the rest of the area is dry.
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though it is cloudy right now, we're seeing a few thin spots in the clouds. we are watching for sunshine. more likely you'll see sunshine this afternoon. it's weather education day. heading out to the ballpark, sprinkle is possible this morning. most of time it's going to be dry and cloudy to start with, though we'll get breaks of sunshine. the game starts at 1:05. get sunshine and 62 degrees, breaking through the clouds. won't clear out completely but there's hope for at least a little bit of sunshine today. we are seeing a little bit of a northerly wind, not terribly strong, just enough to bring in dry air which is part of why those showers are staying to the west and not going to be msking much progress. the steadier rain is in central pennsylvania. we are seeing it move into the lehigh valley and berks county. it's staying dry, other than a sprinkle or two in chester county. it's cloudy skies. your best chance of seeing sunshine will be across delaware and south jersey. 7:00 this morning, you can see light rain in the allentown
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area, berks county and into upper lancaster county. by 9:30, those showers push farther to the west and the area is looking dry today. the forecast, neighborhood by neighborhood, call for lots of clouds with sunshine breaking through this afternoon for university city. the lehigh valley is more likely to see a few sprinkles this morning and then cloudy skies this afternoon with clouds hanging in there for the suburbs. and sunshine at the shore, that will be nice and bright. 60s this afternoon, northeasterly winds, still bringing in the cooler ocean air. delaware will see sunshine break through the clouds. we've already seen a few breaks in the clouds in wilmington. there's more sunshine on the way. we have your ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. 11 minutes past 6:00 a.m. knock on glass, the roads still look pretty good out there, i think. >> let's see for your morning ride to work. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the roads, including 202.
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>> for the most part we're doing okay. it's a little bit of a slow morning besides all of the construction we had earlier this morning. we're looking at route 202 around route 29. no problems in either direction. not a lot of volume at all. northbound at this point on 29 to the schuylkill expressway, a seven-minute trip. speeds into the 60s. no big problems or delays. if you're heading into delaware, this is 95. no problems here either. we're at a ten-minute trip north or southbound from 295 to 495. construction out in delaware, route 13. that on ramp 295 southbound is still closed for the ongoing construction. here's route 38 over in haddonfield road in cherry hill, new jersey. no big problems or delays in either direction. not a lot of cars in sight. vai? >> changes could be coming to school cafeterias. >> we'll tell you what's happening today in washington that could lead to 200,000 students in the tri-state area losing out on lunch. also -- >> oh, my god.
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>> a fireball flashes across the sky, seen from maine to massachusetts. it now has a lot of people asking, what was that?
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it's 6:16. check out -- >> wow. >> that's good video, right? this is a fireball streaking through the night over new england. >> we actually observed a sizable meteoroid coming down through our atmosphere. >> some reported hearing a sonic boom. those are often created when a big enough object breaks through the atmosphere. commuters in new york will see delays this morning after this fire underneath elevated
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train tracks in east harlem. officials say the fire hit propane and fertilizer and caused an explosion. no one was hurt but while firefighters worked to put out the fire, thousands of people were stranded at grand central station. there will be limbed train service out of the terminal today. >> that looked like the airport in chicago the last couple of days. >> everybody just waiting. >> let's check in and find out what's happening on the blue route this morning. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington can tell you all about it. >> no waiting here. the blue route is doing great behind me. we're not seeing a lot of delayç really anywhere yet. we're a little behind schedule for that. that's a good thing. we'll cross our fingers and hope it stays that way. here's the blue route around baltimore pike, north or southbound, no problems in either direction, at least for right now. we are watching construction out in allentown, south 8th street is closed between uponstreet and lehigh street. if you're heading out the door into new jersey, this is west deptford. not a lot of cars either.
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this is route 644. the drive times are here. if you're headed from the 42 freeway up to the delaware memorial bridge, it's only a 22-minute trip. average speeds into the 60s. if you are headed that direction over the delaware memorial bridge, still watching that emergency construction where we're losing a lane, no delays or backups on 295 or the turnpike. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 6:18. let's check nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather, a forecast you won't get anywhere else. >> bill focuses on where you live and the information you need to know based on that. bill? >> everybody seeing clouds. a few spots seeing a break of sunshine. you can see it in east innocent distance. easton also has some rain showers very nearby. allentown getting rain into berks county. it's not in wilmington. we've seen a little bit of sunshine peeking through. the glow with the sunrise, the morning in wilmington, it's dry right now. could see breaks of sunshine during the day.
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citizens bank marpark, weather education day. there are thin clouds going into the afternoon. for philadelphia, delaware and south jersey, more likely you'll see breaks of sunshine and partly cloudy and a cool evening. the clouds won't clear out completely and some of them will linger overnight. this is where we're seeing the rain. right now, you can see easton just on the verge of that rainfall. light rain in allentown. there have been a few spots of moderate showers moving through and berks county seeing rain, just barely getting into reading right now. it's really hugging interstate 78 this morning. this afternoon, these showers are going to stay farther to the west. we'll see clouds hanging in for allentown, for reading and into lancaster county while delaware, south jersey or more likely to see breaks of sunshine. that will lead to a warmup. you can see it on the futurecast, 8:00, still rain coming down. watch what happens as we go into
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the late morning hours. it starts drying out. wilmington get those clouds to start with. but breaks of sunshine this afternoon. but it will still be cool today. high temperatures in the upper 60s. tomorrow a little bit warmer. more sunshine tomorrow. look at friday. friday looks great, a high of 75 degrees. it does not last. saturday it will be a rainy, drizzly cool day. near 60 in the afternoon. most of day will be stuck in the 50s. sunday afternoon we'll see sunshine but sunday night and into monday, there's a chance of a few more showers in the area. by tuesday, we're drying out. not much warmer but it's the beginning of a warming process. look at the temperatures take off for wednesday, thursday and friday. a chance of some storms on thursday. just plain old warm on friday. tracy? >> all right, bill. ever wonder what it feels like to be in 100 mile-an-hour winds? these weather observers in new hampshire didn't have to wonder. they had fun with extreme winds and at one point one of the men jumped into the wind only to be
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taken for a ride. this is video from the mt. washington observatory where át(rq" up to 109 miles an hour. last night at 11:00, nbc 10 investigators showed you philadelphia city schools are not conducting the mandated number of fire drills. the investigation isn't over. tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00, investigators have documents showing a city agency is supposed to be checking the school's fire drill logs. here's mitch blacher with a preview. >> we'll hold people accountable to this. >> 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. >> you can't tell them to do ten fire drills? >> of course. we can tell them the statutory requirement is ten.
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>> reporter: that's tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. a vineland couple calls nbc 10 responds when they said a mattress company never explained their warranty. >> $1,500 out the window. >> find out what happened when harry hairston and the nbc 10 responds team got involved and got action.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we are watching out 55 in millville, new jersey. right along route 49. not a lot of cars on the road. looks look a hazy commute as well. we'll check in with 95 when i'm back in the next few minutes. a little bit of light fog in the area. not everybody will see that. not everybody will see the clouds all day. you're looking at citizens bank
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park. some thin spots. we should get sunshine this afternoon. looks like great weather for weather education day at the ballpark. it's warming to 54 degrees at 26 minutes past 6:00. a fire and a shooting land a teen in the hospital for surgery early this morning. the family of the teenager tells police they know who is behind it. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at police headquarters with an update on the story. police, a vineland couple says a mattress company never explained the warranty and now they have a sagging mattress they spent 1,500 bucks on. we'll show you how harry hairston and the nbc 10 responds team helped them out.
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nbc 10 news starts now. a melted lawn chair litters the sidewalk in front of an
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overbrook home after police say someone lit it on fire and then started shooting into a house. only on 10, a school bus driver caught on camera walking a girl across the street in the middle of oncoming traffic. and we are live inside citizens bank park this morning as we team up with the phillies to talk about weather, not baseball, weather. >> weather education day. >> very good. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. 6:30. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast becau, wh very specific to where you live. >> it's completely dry in abington, philadelphia and gloucester. look to the northwest, reading, allentown getting light rainfall and farther to the west, pottstown, lebanon getting steady rain this morning. it is skirting easton. showers will be tapering off.
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it will not be an all-day rainfall. this is the view from new tripoli. a chance of a shower by 9:00. by lunch time, mostly cloudy and 69 degrees. in philadelphia, we have plenty of clouds, too. but there should be breaks of sunshine as we go through the morning and into the afternoon. we'll be in and out of the clouds. citizens bank park, the scene of weather education day for nbc 10. all the first alert meteorologists will be there and we'll be enjoying temperatures into the 60s this afternoon. a little rain thisç morning in the lehigh valley will taper off and clouds will break in some areas. delaware, south jersey, most likely to see sunshine during the day today. i'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood and swell the futurecast when i'm back in ten minutes. let's check in with jessica boyington, see how a wednesday morning commute is looking. >> we are starting to see a little bit of volume on 95 in certain parts of the schuylkill expressway. but we're behind schedule, still, even with that right around cottman avenue. no problems really.
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just some delays, 22 minutes southbound. these are the southbound lanes right in here from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. speeds dropping into the 30s. this is through the work zone as well. no big delays headed northbound in the opposite direction out of center city. the schuylkill expressway through the conshohocken curve we're starting to see delays there. 19-minute trip headed eastbound into the city from the blue route to the vine street expressway. average speeds into the 40s. the area bridges are okay. no scheduled openings right now reported for the tacony palmyra or the burlington bristol. we're all clear over the walt and the ben franklin bridge. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. 6:32 and we're following breaking news. nbc 10 breaking news. a 6.7 magnitude earthquake has hit ecuador not far from where another quake hit a month ago. it killed more than 600 people and left tens of thousands homeless. right now, a 19-year-old is in the hospital after being shot three times while standing at his front door this morning. >> police tell us just before the shooting someone lit a lawn
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chair on fire in front of the house. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at police headquarters in center city. katy, police tell you the family says they know who did this, right? >> they told police who they saw behind that gun and also throw that molotov cocktail on to the porch. for the last few hours, police have been in the overbrook section of philadelphia looking for the shooter. they have not found him yet. the family told investigators he's part of an ongoing feud with them. take a look at this video. police say it all started over a fire that engulfed a plastic porch chair. when the family at this home in the overbrook section of philadelphia went outside to investigate, 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 shot several times through the door, hitting a 19-year-old man inside. investigators believe the shooter is responsible for setting that fire.
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>> more than likely the incendiary device was thrown on the front porch, caused the fire and the victim then came out to investigate. that's when he was confronted by the shooter. >> the fire marshal was on scene very early on and determined that that porch fire is arson. now, the 19-year-old has bnl undergoing surgery at presbyterian hospital for the last few years. i'm told it is not clear if he will survive. reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. 6:34. 54 degrees outside. happening today in washington, congress takes up a bill that could cut free lunch school programs for millions. nearly 200,000 students total in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware could lose access to school meals if the plan is passed. it's part of a bill that would reauthorize the school lunch and child nutrition acts. right now, schools can offer free lunches to all students if at least 40% of their students automatically qualifyç for
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assistance. this bill raises that threshold to 60%. 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's funding is good this year but deficits are looming into the five-year plan because of reduced income from taxes. a delaware county mom is worried for her daughter's safety when she gets dropped off at day care by the school bus. >> this is a story you'll see only on nbc 10. >> i just see the driver get out. >> this is video michelle gonzalez shot on her cell phone monday. she claims the school bus driver isn't following safety procedures when dropping off her 7-year-old daughter who's hearing impaired. michelle says her daughter is supposed to have an adult aide on board with the driver and that after the bus stopped, there were no flashing lights, no stop sign, no stop arm. the hazard lights are the only one in use. >> as a parent how do you see
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this? >> i see as a possibility of my child gonna 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. the spokesperson says district administrators will look into the complaint. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> starting off with some clouds and some showers, too. tracking showers through the lehigh valley, allentown is getting steady rainfall into berks county and those showers should be tapering off this morning. the futurecast shows them backing off, starting at 8:00 this morning. still some showers in berks county and into the allentown area. look how they fall short of chester, montgomery and bucks counties where clouds will stay cloudy. the late morning hours, it starts to dry out as drier air starts moving in. and rain avoids philadelphia. it's a cloudy morning. 54 degrees. it's where we're starting off. sunshine breaking through the
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clouds. we won't completely clear out at 2:00 this afternoon, still clouds around, 64 degrees and then some late-day sunshine for philadelphia. what about the suburbs? mostly cloudy skies here, no sign of showers, though we have seen a few sprinkles this morning, lunch time 60 degrees, right now 52 and warming into the 60s as well in the lehigh valley, you can see some breaks in the clouds. that's a live view this morning from easton. a mostly cloudy morning. there are some showers in the area. don't be surprised to see a little bit of rainfall to begin with. as we go into the afternoon, it will be drying out. new jersey, this is where you're more likely to see sunshine. it's cloudy and 51 degrees by 10:00 this morning, 60 degrees and into the 60s this afternoon and bright sunshine at times at the jersey shore, though it's cloudy now. that sunshine should be peeking through into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees this afternoon. the winds are still coming out of the northeast, though they won't be all that strong. just enough to keep things
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cooler at the shore. for delaware, right now it's cloudy, 51 degrees. we've seen a few thin spots in the clouds. that is more likely later this afternoon. a mostly cloudy day, into the 60s in delaware. as you may have noticed, the bottom of the screen, the seven-day forecast, there's warmer weather ahead and un unfortunately rain for the weekend, too. we have the ten-day outlook which has summer-like see you in ten. all right, bill, 6:38. you can set your watch to it. 6:00 hour, schuylkill. >> wait till you see. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has you covered is what you need to know. >> i'm always afraid to say there are no delays on the schuylkill. then within the next half hour, this is what happens, waverly road around the conshohocken curve. we're down to two leans in either direction, just crawling. a hazying with foggy commute as
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well. there are a lot of brake lights and slow going. we're slow in and out of center city. the betsy ross bridge to richmond street is still closed. until friday, june 17th, we're watching the route 101 trolley. they're busing passengers between providence road and orange street station. that's due to a construction project in media. a vineland couple bought a mattress that came with a ten-year warranty. >> they thought they were covered. what they didn't know was they were missing a key item they needed to qualify for the warranty. and when the mattress store wouldn't help them, nbc 10 responds and harry hairston did. and good morning, i'm matt delucia live at citizens bank park. it is weather education day. we're waiting for 11,000 kids to show up in the stands. our first alert weather team and right now we've got cloudy skies. see the flags over here? a light breeze.
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coming up after the break, we'll tell you how weather affects the phillies and how they look at that when determining a rain delay. that's next.
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about 17 minutes before 7:00 a.m. now to tonight's nbc 10 responds story. a mattress retailer goes above and beyond for a vineland couple after nbc 10 responds gets involved. >> the couple's new mattress causing more sleepless nights than restful ones. reporter harry hairston got to work to help them out. >> reporter: john and his wife virginia splurged on this $1,500 mattress from sleepy's back in november of 2014. just 16 months later, they started having issues with the bed. >> sagging all down. we got a big rip over here on the side. >> reporter: he says he's not
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sleeping well anymore. >> i feel like i'm in a gully. >> reporter: they called sleepy's to ask about the ten-year warranty. the couple was told they didn't qualify because their bed frame did not have a center support slat. >> look at this space on both sides. >> reporter: the couple says they didn't know about the slat requirement and they tell us they never got a copy of the warranty explaining the details. >> $1,500 out the window. >> reporter: that's when he called nbc 10 responds. we got to work calling sleepy's and did find the warranty clearly states the need for a center slat but just a few weeks later, sleepy's steps up. >> watch your step. >> reporter: with a new slat under their bed and our nbc 10 responds camera rolling, a brand new $1,500 mattress arrived, free of charge. >> my man harry. >> reporter: harry hairston, nbc 10 responds.
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>> my man harry. >> my man. >> all right. sleepy's says it wants all of its customers to be completely satisfied and thanks nbc 10 responds for the opportunity to resolve this issue. bottom line here, whenever you buy something with a warranty, read the fine print where you might not be covered. >> if you don't receive all the paperwork you need, ask the company to send you everything in writing. that's important. if youç have a consumer complat for nbc 10 responds, head to nbc10.com,:00 on the nbc 10 responds page and fill out a complaint form or just call 610-668-7377. and we, meaning harry, will respond to you. happening today, there's a different team taking the field at citizens bank park. i'm not talking about the marlins. >> we're talking about our first alert weather team. it's our second annual weather education day where we teach kids how weather works. nbc 10's matt delucia is live this morning from inside the park in south philadelphia.
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matt, weather is important for baseball. we know bill henley works hard to get the forecast for us. how do the phillies get ready? >> there's a got that goes into it. first i'll tell you that there's a lot that goes into preparing for the game. you see in the stands, the guys are power washing all the seats, getting that ready for the people when they show up later on today. there are also people who check on the weather constantly making sure that everything is ready for the players, the fans and, yes, you guessed it, the field. take a look at video. we were out here yesterday. it was raining here yesterday. they had the tarps out and they were getting all that ready for the game last night. crew comes in, setting up the maintenance program for the rest 6 t of the day. because of temperatures, rain, all those weather conditions affect how they treat and groom the field. they tell me the rain is the most difficult condition to deal with. winds can make it tough to put down the tarp. we spoke to the director ever field operations about what goes into the decisionmaking leading
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up to the game. >> we really want to make sure if there's anything we can do to prevent having a delay in us getting going, that's our single biggest priority, getting the game started on time so it's not affecting tv or our fans. once the game actually starts, all the weather decisions at that point in time fall into the hands of the crew chief. we go and talk to the umpire, let him know what's going on. we can advise them, give them the best information we have possible. ultimately it's his call on what we're going to do at any given point of that ball game. >> while you're enjoying the game, these guys are hard at work. today is the second annual weather education day. we had so much fun here last year. that's what you're looking at in this video. we're expecting another great crowd today. the gates open for the kids at 9:30. we're expecting 11,000 students, 400 buses. our first alert weather team will be here doing weather experiments. can't wait for that. as we take another live look at citizens bank park, cloudy
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skies, a light breeze as i mentioned earl earier before th break. stormforce 10 will be here, skyforce 10 expected to be in the air, all before the phillies take on the marlins at 1:00. i no know that vai and tracy, you'll be here as well. i'll be here for the game. i'll warm up your seats way ahead of time. we'll be ready. we'll bring you popcorn and peanuts. >> we look forward to it. >> i asked mike burkeholder to come look at my lawn. he says, you can't afford me. thank you very much, matt. the field looks great. we're excited about coming down there today. >> i'm so excited for all the kids. >> i was afraid we'd get rained out. i think we'll be okay. >> you took care of us, bill henley. >> noing to fear here. we are tracking some rain in the area but center city or even in the suburbs. this is the lehigh valley that's seeing the rain this morning. look at allentown and into burks
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couldn -- berks county. we've seen a few breaks already this morning. we're looking for sunshine to break through the clouds at citizens bank park as well. mostly cloudy at 9:30 when gates open. the program begins at 10:30. when we go into the afternoon, that's when you're more likely to see breaks of sunshine. right now, a break from the cold. typical cool, 54 degrees right now in philadelphia. some of the areas dropped into the very low 50s, andorra, chestnut hill, somerton at 50 degrees. no cold spots this morning. rainy spots, allentown getting that light rainfall. it's starting to move into upper bucks county. expect these showers to taper off as the morning progresses. that line of showers, we've seen a few sprinkles in chester county. don't be surprised to see a little bit of rain this morning and watch how it backs off into the late morning and afternoon hours. still clouds around into the
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afternoon. but late in the day, the best chance of seeing some clouds break will be in south jersey and delaware. we should get sunshine breaking through in philadelphia, too. more sunshine tomorrow. warmer up to 70 degrees. friday looks like a beautiful day. saturday, heading into the weekend, here comes steady rainfall for saturday. just 60 degrees the high temperature. then breaks of sunshine on sunday. might see an evening shower on sunday and that possibility continues into monday with a high of 72. then a warmup. gets started a little bit on tuesday. look at wednesday, thursday and friday. temperatures will soar into the 80s with a chance of storms on thursday. but drying out friday. tracy, vai? >> all right, bill, thanks. ten before 7:00. let's get you out the door, focused on the vine street expressway right now. >> we're watching the vine around 24th street. westbound lanes starting to see a little bit of volume. these lanes, starting to see
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delays there. eastbound 95 doing better. we're seeing a lot of delays on the schuylkill. it's backing up into center city as well. route 422, all that construction cleared out of the way. now we're starting to see an eastbound drive time. it's normally about a six or seven-minute trip or so. we're at 14 minutes headed eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. here's 76. this is over in new jersey in gloucester right around market street. these lanes here head the northbound towards philadelphia. no big problems or delays in getting over the bridges. one more update when i come back in the next five minutes. coming up, a check of the day's headlines and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. and a new poll just into the newsroom. what people are saying about new jersey governor chris christie and if he should be donald trump's running mate. an update from police headquarters after a fire and shooting in overbrook early this morning.
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time now to get a check of the stories you need to know about as you start your morning. >> this is just in to nbc 10. governor chris christie's approval rating has hit an historic low. a new survey out from quinnipiac university says 64 disapprove, 29% approve, the lowest rating ever. 72% of voters say presumptive republican nominee donald trump should not pick christie as his vice presidential candidate. a fire and a shooting at the same home within seconds. it happenedç earlier this morng at a home in the overbrook section of philadelphia. that's what philadelphia police have been investigating all morning. police say that this porch chair was set on fire around midnight
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at a home on lebanon avenue. when the family came out to investigate, they say a number was on their porch, armed with a gun and was waiting for them. the family raced back inside but the shooter got off about three shots, according to police, through the front door, hitting a 19-year-old inside. he is listed in critical condition this morning. the family says the shooter has been involved in an ongoing feud with them and police say they believe that the shooter is the one who started the fire to lure the family outside. they are still looking for him. reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. good morning, i'm pamela osborne. an exciting day for sixers fans. we were down at xfinity live when it was announced that philly had the number one overall pick and fans went wild.
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from fans to the front office, something to cheer about. for the past three years, the sixers have struggled on the court with only 47 wins and 199 losses in that time. and now an opportunity to begin to turn that around. lsu's ben simmons and duke's brandon ingram are said to be favorites in the draft. still, no word on who the sixers will select. you'll warn to the tune in for nbc 10 news at 11:00 this morning. sixers ceo scott o'neil will be joining us to talk about the lottery. reporting live in south philly, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. so here's what's coming up on "today." >> nbc's blake mccoy is in chicago where lawmakers are calling for changes at airports. >> good morning. long lines and frustrated passengers at airports across the country. the problem so bad here at chicago's o'hare with people missing flights, that both illinois senators are now calling for action. one saying if the wait times don't did the improve by
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memorial day, the tsa chief should resign. we'll have the latest on this crisis at the airports and what the tsa is promising to do about it, coming up later this morning on "today." good morning, jessica boyington with one last check on your first alert traffic. we're watching the schuylkill expressway. big delays here, as you can see, this is around the boulevard. we have a 20-minute drive time eastbound into center city from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds now into the 30s, whether you're headed eastbound or westbound. also an accident to watch out for that's in abington, old york road and parkview avenue. the off ramps are closed around 95. 95 southbound around aramingo and we're dealing with typical morning volume, southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. 21 minutes. no problem if you're headed northbound. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> here's a look at what's going on right now. live views from around the area. you can actually see breaks in the clouds up in the lehigh
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valley. that's where we're tracking some rain. it's just skirting east. you can see it in the distance. 52 degrees right now. warming into the upper 50s and then 60s this afternoon. you might see a break or two of sunshine this morning. possibility again thisç afternoon. for philadelphia, cloudy skies, no sign of any rain. the rain will steer clear of citizens bank park. the clouds hang in there at 11:00 this morning. we should see breaks of sunshine as we go into the afternoon. the temperatures, they will warm into the 60s. showers in the suburbs and the northern and western suburbs this morning and into the lehigh valley, and then drying out this afternoon and sunshine if you're looking for it, your best chance of seeing it is going to be in new jersey and at the shore. the radar shows those showers just to the northwest, the light rain falling in reading and allentown and into montgomery and bucks counties, upper montgomery and bucks counties. the rain will back off.
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we get breaks of sunshine later on. we'll head to the game. jessica will be there to sign autographs and take pictures. >> can i get one? >> first baseline? >> i'll talk to you later. good morning. breaking overnight, nbc news declares hillary clinton the apparent winner of kentucky's democratic primary. but by less than 2,000 votes. bernie sanders takes oregon and again vows to fight till the end. >> we are in till the last battle. >> while donald trump makes nice with megyn kelly, sort of. >> bimbo? >> there was a retweet. did i say that? >> many times. >> excuse me. too little, too late? under mounting pressure and growing frustrations, the tsa vows to send more screeners to fix the gridlock at the airports.

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