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right now rescue crews are scouring the mediterranean sea searching for signs of life after associated press reports an egypt airplane crashed while heading to cairo. also this -- >> what i said was incredibly stupid and insensitive. >> ed rendell apologizes. the former pennsylvania governor says he's sorry for saying there are probably more ugly women in america than attractive women. and nbc 10 first alert radar tracking light showers right now. not everyone will be seeing the rain today, but we'll get you updated. 4:00, good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. bill? >> we're getting a close-up look
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of center city, where skies are cloudy. a few showers are in the area. the temperatures, well, another morning that's cool but not cold. we're at 55 degrees in philadelphia right now. there are just a few scattered light showers in the area, but mainly it's going to be dry. today we'll get to see some sunshine. 60 degrees by 9:00. we'll be in the 70s this afternoon. as far as the rain is concerned, you have to look closely. delaware and south jersey getting a few scattered showers. just a few sprinkles have moved through philadelphia. those showers this morning are a possibility again this afternoon. futurecast showing quite a bit of activity here. as we go into the morning, it really does taper off. we have sunshine for a nice warmup today too. seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen shows changes ahead for the weekend. i have your weekend forecast in ten. right now, jessica boyington is tracking traffic. >> hi, bill. we're watching the vine street
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expressway. starting off with good news. here's the vine around 24th street. no problems in either direction. traffic is moving here. we're not closed for that ongoing construction work east or westbound. vine street expressway, you will have access to the schuylkill and 95, at least so far for the morning we're doing okay. the schuylkill expressway dealing with some construction. this is eastbound around the blue route. the right lane is closed. no restrictions. eastbound drive time from the blue route to the vine still 13 minutes. speeds are into the high 50s on the westbound side. there's reports of a road obstruction in norriston. i'll have on a update in the next ten. now to the breaking news we're following this morning. rescue crews are searching for a missing egypt airplane that van fished from radar late last night with 66 people on board. the plane, an airbus 320, was entering egyptian air space headed to cairo from paris. katy zachry is live in our
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digital operation center following late, breaking developments. we've gotten a lot of new information within the last hour. >> that's absolutely right. while some agencies like the associated press are reporting that the plane has crashed, we just got new information from the egyptian prime minister that it is too early to confirm that the plane has crashed. now, egyptair 804 had just entered egyptian air space when it disappeared from radar. we're learning 66 passengers and crew members were on board, including some small children. were being told no americans were on that flight. it disappeared from radar at 2:45 a.m. egypt time. egyptian authorities have told nbc news that search operations are under way over the mediterranean sea. this aircraft is an airbus 320, one of the most reliable planes you'll find in the skies these days. comes up at 4:30, you'll hear why investigators are considering terrorism at this early stage in the game, given how unusual it is for a plane of
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that aircraft, airbus 320, to have problems from the sky. it was at an altitude of 37,000 feet. it is highly unusual for an aircraft of that type to have issues at that altitude. so we're going to look more into that, and we'll have an aviation expert weigh in on these latest developments coming up in the next 25 minutes. >> katy, thanks. it's 4:04. happening today, one of the teen girls charged in the death of a classmate after a fight in the bathroom at a school is scheduled to appear in court. authorities charged zion snow with conspiracy. police say snow and two other girls beat up amy joyner francis at howard high school of technology last month. joyner francis later died. snow is expected in family court this morning. donald trump will visit mercer county later today as a
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favor to new jersey governor chris christie. the presumptive republican presidential nominee will appear with christie at the lawrenceville national guard armory. the event will raise money to help christie pay off debt from his own presidential run. trump will also attend a separate fund ratzer for new jersey's republican party. meantime, trump used the word rape regarding a decades old allegation against bill clinton. he made the comment in a fox news interview. he was referring to a controversial claim in the 1990s by a woman saying she was assaulted. clinton denied those allegations. he was never charged. a clinton spokesperson accuses trump of, quote, attacking when he feels wounded and dragging the american people through the mud for his own gain. well, trump has already released a supreme court nominee short list, and one possible judge is from our area. ahead at 4:30 we take a closer look at thomas hardiman and why trump likes the pittsburgh-based judge. meanwhile, former governor
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ed rendell is apologizing for a comment about women in "the washington post" he made that went viral. he said there are probably more ugly women in america than attractive women. "the philadelphia daily news" is weighing in with today's headline "beware of dogs." rendell made the statement in reference to donald trump's comments on women voters. nbc 10 caught up with rendell at 30th street station yesterday. the ex-philadelphia mayor owned up to what he said. >> what i said was incredibly insensitive and stupid. when i read it, i said, did i say that? >> i think the way he put that just is infortunate. it's almost using the same ammunition to make an opposite point. >> i don't think looks should ever come into politics. >> philadelphia republican chairman issued a statement on rendell's comments saying two wrongs don't make a right. it's not excusable he feels entitled to sound off on women's appearances, even as he
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critiques donald trump for doing just that. now it's your turn to weigh in on the rendell controversy. what do you think about the comments? follow us, the nbc 10 news today team. our addresses are there on the screen. tweet us what you think and we'll tweet you back. it's 4:07. in cumberland county, the community came together to remember three high school students who died in two separate car crashes. people packed bridgeton high school's football stadium last night. they paid tribute to the three students. mosley and sutton died saturday after a post-prom. >> it means a lot, for each and every family. >> two other students who suffered injuries in last weekend's crash remain in the hospital. state police are still investigating the cause of that accident. today in delaware county, family, friends, and colleagues
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of a priest and teacher will push the cause for his sainthood. they'll speak to students in drexel hill today about father bill atkinson. he broke his spine in 1965 and spent his lived a a quadriplegic. atkinson was ordained in the '70s. he died in 2006. the u.s. conference of catholic bishops has endorsed his cause for sainthood. got a few showers moving through the area. right now, though, it is dry in wildwood. parts of new jersey, very light rainfall. most of the area is completely dry. like yesterday, temperatures are on the cool side but not cold. 40s now for the suburbs. lehigh valley is at 53 degrees. delaware, 54. philadelphia right at 55 degrees at philadelphia international. a few sprinkles have moved through. now it's the temperatures that are moving down.
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53 degrees in winchester park. a cool start this morning. we'll get some sunshine. these first showers of the day barely moving through. you can see them in cumberland county. they've just cleared dover. heading into delaware bay. in burlington county, a few light showers as well. these showers are on the move, so nobody is going to get terribly wet this morning. the showers will be tapering off, but that may not be the end of the showers during the day today. there's still a possibility -- you can see a few sprinkles north of allentown. there's a possibility of during the day of seeing an isolated light shower. most of the day we're looking at a nice warmup. we'll get sunshine too. cloudy start in philadelphia, 56 degrees. look at that 3:00 temperature. 70 degrees this afternoon. a nice warmup in the lehigh valley. partly to mostly sunny skies later this morning. then this afternoon, just a few clouds and a chance of an
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isolated shower. 68 degrees the high temperature in the lehigh valley. for delaware, a cloudy start, then sunshine takes over at 11:00 and continues into the afternoon. nice warmup there too, 67 degrees. into the 60s for new jersey and the jersey shore. an isolated shower is possible this morning and again early this afternoon. but you're really going to have to hunt for them later in the day today. this is 7:00 this morning. you see that first round of showers is done. the clouds start to break. we'll start to see a nice warmup during the day. then at 12:30 this afternoon, no showers there, but there are a few popping up. that's at 2:00 today. as we go into the late afternoon and evening hours, those showers are moving out. that's going to set the stage for a beautiful friday. for today, afternoon temperatures in the 70s. a nice warmup even at the shore. a little cooler. you'll see sunshine in atlantic city. and the weekend, well, that's going to look a little bit cooler and rainy on saturday. 59 degrees. sunday afternoon, 68.
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monday, a chance of showers continuing. that threat of showers, though, takes a break for tuesday. by wednesday, we're into the 80s. look at the 80s for wednesday, thursday, friday, and saturday. tracy? >> all right, bill. 11 minutes past 4:00 right now. let's check the schuylkill expressway. see if there are any issues you should know about. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> well, tracy, we are watching some construction on the schuylkill expressway. it starts around the blue route area. we're losing a lane headed eastbound. 13 minutes there from the blue route at that point. average speeds way up into the high 50s. this is the schuylkill expressway around gerrard avenue. also some construction over the commodore barry bridge.
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until friday, june 17th, buses will replace trollies on septa's route 101. that's due to a construction project. tracy? it's 4:12. we continue to follow breaking news from cairo. right now rescue crews are searching for any sign of a missing egypt air jetliner that the associated press is reporting crashed towards the end of its flight from pariss to cairo. next, we will update you with the newest information. also, when every second counts. next there's a life-saving app that can connect you directly with nearby emergency medical care even before medics reach you.
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it's 4:15 and 55 degrees outside. we are following breaking news from overseas this morning after a plane disappeared. here's what we know. egyptair flight 804 from paris to cairo vanished overnight with 66 people on board. aviation officials say the plane most likely crashed. egypt's prime minister says there was no distress call and nothing can be ruled out right now. you can tap the nbc 10 app to follow realtime developments on the search for the plane. closing arguments are scheduled for today in the baltimore trial of the second of six officers charged in the death of freddie gray last year. the judge says he'll announce a verdict on monday in the case against officer edward niro. in convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. niro served on the washington township fire department for a decade. new this morning, your phone
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could save a life. not by who you call but who makes a call to you. officials in burlington county credit an app and good train weeketraining with those who suffer from cardiac arrest. how does this app work? >> reporter: tracy, who would think we'd be at the age where we're saving a cell phone app to save a life? but really, that's the idea. burlington county started using pulse point late last year in november. that app connects 911 dispatchers to people who are trained in cpr. the goal is if someone calls 911 and reports an unconscious person with no pulse, an alert will go out asking for those who are trained to respond and hopefully start cpr even before the ambulance gets there. >> the science has shown that the most important factor to saving a life of someone who has stopped breathing and does not have a pulse is early cpr. >> the problem we have is that
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many of our people do not know cpr in our communities. burlington county, camden county, they do not know cpr. just a small amount >> reporter: so in the past six months since they started using this app, more people have been learning cpr. there are even free cpr classes held every month here at the emergency services training center in westampton. we're going to look more at this app, giving you a closer look at how it works. we'll see you at 5:15. for now, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. doctors say a cancer drug is helping people survive for years. a new study finds 40% of patients with advanced melanoma were alive three years after the treatment of the drug. it allows immune cells to find tumor cells and destroy them. >> certain group of patients
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whose tumors will shrink. there's a certain percentage where it will stop the tumors from getting any bigger. >> doctors are not calling it a cure, and it does not work for everyone. we are stuck in a pattern with temperatures in the 40s and 50s again today. clouds are still overhead. this is a live view from wilmington. a few scattered showers have been moving through delaware this morning. really isolated. 54 degrees right now in parts of delaware, while wilmington is 56. newark, you're at 53 degrees to start with this morning. the showers, there they go. you can see them moving through parts of delaware. you saw a few scattered light showers in newcastle county. there's another line of showers, just some very light showers. nothing big here moving through
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eastern maryland, back towards central delaware. that's not the only spot seeing that rain move through. these showers are moving frit quickly, so they're not going to last for long, but we will see another chance of showers this afternoon. mostly, we're going to enjoy a nice dry day. tomorrow will be a beauty. but the weekend, things are changing. look at that line of showers and thunderstorms moving through texas and into oklahoma. the panhandle of texas really getting some heavy weather moving through. san angelo, moving toward dallas. may cause travel delays. if you have saturday plans, this is the system that's really going to mess up the weekend. at least the first part of the weekend. but that may not be the only round of showers. you may have noticed that on the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. we can confirm it with the ten-day outlook. a beautiful day today. yes, an isolated shower is possible, but we'll get sunshine. 72 degrees this afternoon. tomorrow, beautiful day. 76 with nothing but sunshine. here comes that wet weather
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that's moving through texas. that'll keep us cooler, in the low 60s, as the rain moves in, in the morning and stays through to the evening. we'll see a few breaks of sunshine on sunday, but mostly cloudy. can't rule out a shower on sunday. 70 degrees. especially as we get towards sunday evening. then into monday, more wet weather. but by tuesday and wednesday, we'll see a nice break in those clouds. wednesday afternoon, that begins our summer preview. a high of 81 degrees. that's after a cool morning of 57. and look at thursday, up to 84. back in the middle 80s for friday and a chance of showers come saturday. just a little cooler saturday afternoon, up to 77 degrees. check out the seven day any time you like. every half hour, i'll show you the ten-day outlook. >> bill, thanks. 20 past 4:00. let's get you to work on this thursday morning. jessica boyington is watching the roads. >> 295 looks okay. this is through cherry hill, new
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jersey, around route 70. no problems in either direction. we're pretty much empty southbound from 28 up towards the black horse pike. a 13-minute trip. speeds way into the 60s. if you're headed to philadelphia or headed down to south jersey via the 42 freeway, you'll be just fine getting there right now. as for the area bridges, okay for the most part. we are scheduled for an opening on the burlington-bristol scheduled in the next 15 minutes or so for 4:35. we'll see some delay there as well. here's the blue route around the german turnpike. you can see no problems or delays in either direction. maybe a disabled truck over into the right-hand shoulder. that's a common occurrence outside of that toll plaza. no big delays behind it right now. more updates in the next ten. >> see you then, jessica. thanks. it hides in plain sight and can be all around us. tonight at 11:00, the nbc 10 investigators looking to modern day slavery. investigative reporter george spencer has a preview. >> you might encounter them at a
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hotel or where you shop. or even at your home. >> cleaning, cleaning, work, work, work. >> people forced to work, prevented from leaving, some living in substandard conditions. >> trafficking takes place in secret. it hides in plain sight, but the facts happen in secret. >> there are hundreds of victims in our area but very few cases end up in court. >> we really have what i would call a black hole of enforcement around labor trafficking in our country. >> modern day slavery tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. for the investigators, george spencer, nbc 10 news. 4:22. we have new information on a lawsuit against exxonmobil in new jersey. a state official now says the state won't collect the $225 million settlement any time soon. the money is tied up in escrow while environmental groups pursue even more money from the company. the state sued exxonmobil in 2004 for pollution dating back
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decades and sought close to $9 billion in damages but settled for much less to avoid a long legal fight. ahead in our next half hour, one man is taking the ocean county theme park to court because of an incident involving a roller coaster and a cell phone. also, drunk driving crackdown. next, find out how the penalty could change for anyone charges with dui across pennsylvania.
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pennsylvania governor tom wolf is expected to sign a bill that could require first-time dui offenders to use ignition interlock systems. yesterday the senate unanimously passed the measure. it requires first-time dui offenders with a blood alcohol level of 1.0 or higher to use a
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breath monitoring system for a year instead of losing their license. the device will not allow a vehicle to start if the driver has been drinking. under the current law, repeat dui offenders must use the ignition interlock system. meantime in atlantic city, leaders have postponed a vote that would allow people to carry open containers of alcohol on the board waurk. the city council tabled the issue for more discussion. the bill requires that people who carry alcohol buy it from a licensed operator. 4:26. happening today, rutgers university at camden is holding three separate graduation ceremonies. business students be receive degrees this morning. this afternoon, law school students. then tonight, students in the faculty of arts and sciences will get their degrees. 55 degrees at 4:26. a live view of citizens bank park. the scene of weather education
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day yesterday. a big phillies win against the marlins. no surprise we met some of the players, thousands of children showed up. it was an amazing day. got some sunshine too. if you like the sunshine, i think you'll like the neighborhood forecast that's just ahead. traffic, well, that can be here and there. let's find out what's going on. jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. >> well, i have good news now. we're watching the boulevard, bill. this is around 9th street. no problems in either direction or delays. there is some construction. i'll tell you where when i come back at 4:30. and coming up at 4:30, we continue to track developments from cairo. rescue crews are looking for signs of an egyptair plane that crashed with 66 people on board.
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searching for a missing plane that vanished from radar. right now, the associated press is reporting that an egyptair plane has crashed into the mediterranean sea. it was flying from paris to cairo. 66 people on board. we'll get you updated. six flags sued. man wants the ocean county amusement park to pay tens of thousands of dollars because of a cell phone mishap on a roller coaster. and rising from the ashes. fire gutted this montgomery county church five years ago today. the congregation takes a big step towards becoming whole. it's 4:30. good morning. a lot going on today. i'm tracy davidson. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast, a look at conditions where you live because, again, as always, they can be different. >> and they are this moin

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