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here for you. northbound from 55 to the walt wittman bridge. about a five-minute trip. no big problems. southbound just noticing this next to our graphic. you see a little flashing lights. clearly no backups. it might just be a traffic stop. there's no accidents reported yet right there, but either way, and to watch out for over into the shoulder. of course, you can see traffic is still moving along nicely southbound by that scene. also watch for an accident in norristown. marshall street and high street. and another one out in upper gwynnedd. more updates when i come back in ten. following breaking news out of the middle east. it's been a vie leaolent day wi multiple suicide bombings in syria and yemen. in syria, 20 people are dead. in yemen, a pair of suicide bombers killed at least 45 people. security officials say they were targeting young men trying to join the army. finally, an iraqi government offensive is under way to retake
the city of fallujah from isis. the u.s. isme supporting the operation from the air. officials say they have already pushed militants out of several surrounding areas. count on nbc 10 and our app or updates on this breaking news. today doctors and nurses from across philadelphia will be gathering to throw their support behind a proposed tax on soda and other sugary drinks. our pamela osbourne is live for us in center city this morning. pam, the doctors say this tax will save lives and health care costs. >> reporter: vai, that's absolutely right. forget about dollars and cents for just a moment. doctors and nurses are going to be rallying here later this afternoon in support of that tax for the potential lives that it could skaave. a study conducted by harvard found a soda tax would save 700 lives and reduce health care costs across the city by nearly $200 million over the next decade. so not everyone is in support of that tax. most recently, a councilwoman
submitted a container tax proposal. that would add a 15 cent tax on all containers over seven ounces. excluded would be milk, alcohol and baby formula. >> it's just as detrimental as a cents per ounce tax. it's a cost to the consumer that's going to be passed on that i think that the consumer has a right to make their own decision, and that the government doesn't have a right to tell them by a tax what they're allowed to drink and what they're not allowed to drink. >> reporter: the done straighters you see there are for the mayor's soda tax. they feel this is a way to secure education funding for children all throughout this city. again, the mayor's plan is said to generate $400 million if it was passed. that is a plan that doctors and nurses are going to be stepping out in support of today at noon. live in center city, pamela osborn, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, pam. one person is recovering
after a house fire in west philadelphia. take a look at the scene here on north 55th street last night. firefighters rescued one person from a room on the third floor of this home. another person escaped through a second story window. >> and that's when it was like fire. they say when you see smoke, it's fire right there. i figured smoke, fire, i couldn't see to get on the floor. everything was black. i just thought the window was my best option. >> she says a pot left unattended on the stove may have started this fire. the official cause is still under investigation. the lights are back on in society hill this morning after an underground cable malfunctioned caused power outages and evacuations. it took all day yesterday for peco to restore power near sixth and pine. they woke up to a loud boom that shattered windows. more than 120 homes lost power. peco says an underground cable was burning and the pressure forced manhole covers to pop off. a woman is in custody after a domestic dispute turns deadly in montgomery county.
police were called to a home on south sixth street in north wales just after 4:00 p.m. yesterday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. officers say they found a 67-year-old man shot to death in the garage. police arrested a woman in connection with this shooting. they are not saying what the relationship is between the suspect and the victim. this morning friends and family are mourning the loss of a penn state student from bucks county. officials say shannon maithers fell off a roof friday after grabbing a high-voltage wire. autopsy results say she died from electrocution. she was from warrington. her death is being called an accident. president obama announced the end of an arms embargo on vietnam that had been in place since the vietnam war. >> the president is making his first visit to the communist country. vietnam is seen as a crucial u.s. partner in the region, but the president is still pushing
for more human rights there. >> where we still have differences, there's been modest progress on some of the areas that we've identified as concerns. >> the president wants a better balance with vietnam as china works to claim disputed territory in the south china sea. now to decision 2016. the race to the white house is tightening according to new polls from the nbc news and "wall street journal" poll. when it comes to the general election, clinton is now three points ahead of donald trump. that is down from an 11-point lead last month. and in a matchup between trump and bernie sanders, the vermont senator leads by 15 points. but clinton has no doubt about who will inwith twin the democr nomination. >> i am going to be the nominee, and i want to spend a lot of my time, as you've seen me do, really taking on trump because i find what he says, the kind of candidacy he's presenting, to
pose a danger to our country. >> both clinton and trump are the most unpopular candidates in the history of the nbc news poll. more than 50% of all those asked have negative opinions of both candidates. meanwhile, bernie sanders isn't letting up ahead of california's primary in two weeks. >> thousands of rallied behind sanders in southern california yesterday. >> on june 7th, with your help, we're going to win here in california. >> sanders told the crowd he's got a better shot to beat hillary clinton in the general election and the poll as grs ag. we have you covered all the way to november. right now on the app, can you read about hillary clinton's attacks on donald trump's gun policies and why she's calling them dangerous. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> coming up on 5:37.
a mild start and a little foggy in some areas. check out easton. not everybody is seeing the fog. can you see breaks of sunshine there. but look at that. some thick fog in some parts this morning. the fog won't last. it will disappear. the clouds are passing by without any rain for allentown, easton and reading. but there are some showers farther to the south. they've been staying to the south of philadelphia. the jersey shore and inland areas into delaware. seeing those scattered light showers. they're moving through central delaware right now. really more impressive to the southwest. these showers will be thinning out. but there's a good chance well see showers and thunderstorms returning this afternoon. after we get some sunshine. 55 now in philadelphia. 72 degrees at noontime. and climbing into the upper 70s, middle to upper 70s today. and the suburbs starting off with 55 degrees. we'll get enough sunshine to warm to 65 at 10:00. but this afternoon, those showers and thunderstorms likely to pop up. and you should see them in the lehigh valley now even though it's dry, those late-day showers
and thunderstorms will be rolling through parts of new jersey as well. interior new jersey, we'll see afternoon temperatures into the 70s. a bit warmer than yesterday. we'll see more sunshine than we saw yesterday. but at the shore, it's going to be a mostly cloudy day. we'll see some thinning of the clouds. 60s for this afternoon with those winds coming in off the ocean to keep it a bit cooler there in delaware. you see the skies are starting to brighten up. that's the view from frauly stadium in wilmington. 55 now. 65 at 10:00. and 71 degrees at noontime. and then we'll be watching for the showers. look at the futurecast. 10:00 this morning, a good deal of sunshine while the clouds linger in south jersey and into central and southern delaware. as we go into the afternoon, that's 1:00. some spotty showers are likely to start showing up on the radar. that threat will continue into the late afternoon and evening hours. look at that chance of some heavier downpours at 7:00 this evening. the possibility of some showers and thunderstorms. that's today.
seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen when i come back, your ten-day outlook. all right, bill. see you then. 21 minutes before 6:00 a.m. time to get another look at traffic. still a pretty good time to get out the door. >> we think so. let's check in with jessica boyington. jessica? >> yeah, usually we say now. yeah, leave now. the platt bridge looks okay. no big backups in either direction right here. in and out of 95. no big construction projects tying any lanes up. rest of the bridges looking okay. on the ben or walt whitman, we're good. of course, we always keep you updated on the palmyra and burlington bristol bridge openings. here's norristown right around 8 38. not a lot of cars at this point around 38. somebody heading through as you can see, no problems. and norristown, there is an accident. this is on marshall street and high street. more updates when i come back in
the next ten minutes. temperatures in the mid-50s here at our studios at 5:40. worse than superstorm sandy, we'll tell you how this winter was even more damaging for some jersey shore beaches and what visitors to the shore can expect this summer. plus, another career milestone for eagles' rookie quarterback carson wentz. we'll tell you why wentz and another rookie were out in western california.
good morning, philadelphia. how about that? isn't that gorgeous? >> yeah, it's beautiful. >> a live look right now from the comcast center building in center city right now. temperature at 55 degrees at 5:43 on a monday morning. from the nbc 10 south jersey bureau, a veteran police officer faces five years in prison after sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. the atlantic county prosecutor made the announcement yesterday that on friday, ralph pereira admitted in court that he used his position as a police officer to sexually assault the teen. pereira has been suspended without pay since his arrest in may of 2014. his sentencing is now scheduled for july 1st. visitors returning to the enginejersey shore will find so beaches are narrower than last
year. a stormy winter caused more erosion than usual. in some places the damage is worse than it was after superstorm sandy in october of 2012. hurricane joaquin passed offshore in october but it still turned up enough surf to deplete beaches. a winter storm in january also wash aes away part of the coastline. drew peterson tried to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who won the case that sent peterson to prison in 2012. a jury found him guilty of killing his third wife. prosecutors are challenging that wiretap evidence in the case they say was improperly obtained. president obama this morning is talking about the u.s. decision to take out the head of the taliban. mullah akhtar monsieur was killed in a u.s. drone strike
friday. obama says monsieur was targeting personnel and troops who were sent to afghanistan to assist and train the country's military forces. >> and it is my responsibility as commander in chief not to stand by but to make sure that we send a clear signal to the taliban and others that we're going to protect our people. >> since monsieur took over leadership less than a year ago, the taliban has stepped up its attack against the afghan forces and seized more afghan territory. 5:45 right now. from the nbc 10 delaware bureau, the search for a killer is on in wilmington as family and friends gather to remember a 15-year-old boy killed after a shootout after school let out at howard high school of technology. yesterday they held a prayer vigil at nativity preparatory school. the middle school brandon wingo graduated from. he was shot as he walked down the street. the principal says they're still trying to make sense of what happened. >> this is, i guess, a safe place to feel all of the things
and be with each other, especially in the face of a city that isn't safe or doesn't feel safe at the moment. >> a memorial has also been set up on the street where brandon died. dozens in camden county spent a rainy sunday paying respect to the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our country. neighbors joined volunteers from the american legion to place flags on the graves of veterans in cherry hill. in all, volunteers placed more than 1,600 flags yesterday. the tribute is a longstanding annual tradition at the cemetery in the week leading up to memorial day. >> these graves, some of them that i've seen today, nobody has been there in years. so they're due their respect. they fought for their country. they died for their country. >> the flags will remain on the graves at least through memorial day. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley.
>> 55 degrees at 5:46. the sun is up. you can see there's still lots of clouds around. we'll see the clouds thinning out as the day goes on. get enough sunshine to warm up more so than yesterday. we'll be in the middle 70s this afternoon. breaks of sunshine will be increasing during the morning, but it's this afternoon that we'll see umbrellas going up in the area once again, more showers. and this time a possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon. won't be an all-day rainfall. clouds will linger into this evening. we should be drying out during the evening hours. right now the temperatures are cooling down. 40s for the suburbs. 50 in the lehigh valley. delaware is at 55 degrees. and south jersey is also at 55. those cooler numbers in the suburbs won't last very long. in fact, just a few spots in the 40s. collegeville is 48. west broward township is 55 degrees right now. and into the upper 40s in newtown. so a cool start and clouds, well, they'll be lingering into this afternoon. you can see the low pressure
that is just offshore. it's been parked there. it's still going to spin some showers our way. a few scattered showers this morning. light showers moving through delaware and south jersey. farther north it's going to stay dry. showers will return this afternoon. the futurecast showing that clouds will break for some sunshine. this is 1:30 this afternoon. dry at that hour but watch what happens as we go into the afternoon hours. that's 3:00 this afternoon. you can see the showers developing in interior new jersey and into delaware. and also for the lehigh valley. then as we go into the afternoon hours, just in time for the evening commute. you'll see some showers and possibly some thunderstorms for trenton, philadelphia and wilmington. some heavy downpours in central delaware and into the lehigh valley at 4:30 this afternoon. so keep an umbrella with you. and get ready for a summer warm-up. 76 degrees today. tomorrow, here comes the heat. 80 degrees, the high temperature. we finally get a break from the showers tomorrow. a look at wednesday and
thursday. the warming trend continues. 90 degrees thursday afternoon. and close to 90 on friday. we'll get a break over the weekend from showers but not from the 80s. 88 saturday. middle 80s for sunday. a week from today, more showers and thunderstorms. but we're still going to see those summerlike temperatures continue into wednesday and thursday. tracy? vai? >> all right, bill, thanks for that. 5:49. let's get you to work. start on 95. >> jessica boyington's got her eye on that. what are you seeing? >> starting to see a little more people heading out the door here. we are looking at 95 around broad street. you can see no problems in either direction so far. whether you're headed northbound or southbound. we typically start to see more volume around the cottman avenue area first. there is an accident in norristown. marshall and high street. watch out for that. another accident, sumney town pike and church road. but through the schuylkill expressway, we still are okay right through the curve. eastbound or westbound, no big
problems or delays to talk about. 12 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. average speeds still into the 60s. i'll be back in the next ten with more updates and we'll check in with new jersey. vai. >> jessica, we'll ysee you then. tying the knot. how this couple was able to have their dream wedding and who they're thanking for the special ceremony.
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a check on your first alert track. watching route 309 right around the pa turnpike. you can see sun's coming out. no problems there in either direction right now. no big backups or delays. no construction projects to worry about. we're still pretty light considering this monday morning so far. but we do have some accidents out there. this is one out in norristown. an accident on marshall street and high street. another one on sumneytown pike and church road. 295 right around sloan avenue really foggy conditions out here. use some caution, maybe some reduced visibility in the area there. more updates for you when i come
back in the 6:00 hour. all right, jessica, thanks. seven minutes before 6:00. new eagles' quarterback carson wentz has gone hollywood. >> pretty cool. the future of the franchise took a trip to tinseltown. the birds' first round pick was throwing passes at the l.a. coliseum. nobody was chasing him to he looked really good. obviously wasn't a game. wentz was one of 40 players taking part in a card shoot. >> as a kid, you collected all sorts of trading cards. now to finally see myself on a pamini card, it's really special. >> i was getting the guys i f know, now i get to pick myself up. it's definitely a blessing and i was very excited when i got one. >> very nice. in addition to posing for the trades cards, the event also allowed rookies to learn the business of football.
representatives from the players association helped teach them how to secure endorsement deals and to promote product lines. very nice. and you have a couple cards. >> yeah. >> can i tell the story? last week vai and i go together to a community event that has nothing to do with football, and some woman comes running up, and she says, i have these two players cards that her dad had. and she wanted you to sign them. >> these are limited edition. because there are a limited number of people who wanted them. if you want them, i've got all ten right here in a basket. >> that's not right because that woman really wanted you to sign them. you did. >> it was very nice of her. very nice. well, the eagles did something special for their female fans. yesterday the team hosted a football festival for women at lincoln financial field, and two players showed off a hidden talent. ♪ >> that was pretty good. >> i want to hear more of that.
jason kelce and tackle bo allen had some karaoke fun with the ladies and the women also tested their football skills with some on-field drills and they learned about the xs and os of the game from eagles coaches. >> they should probably keep their day jobs. a wedding wish comes true for a philadelphia couple but the road to the altar hasn't been an easy one for lonnie and karen. a year after they got engaged, lonnie was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. well, thanks to wish upon a wedding, the couple got a free dream wedding yesterday. they said their i-dos at the top of the tower in center city. currently lonnie is undergoing chemotherapy. he says through it all karen has been his rock. >> to have that person to lean on and cry on and talk to and have that shoulder to lean on just makes it so much beautiful. it makes me stronger to have that. >> lonnie said their special day is something his sickness can't take away from them. congratulations to them. philly-born will smith was
honored in university city last night. he couldn't be there in person but smith was given the first-ever trail blazer award by the philadelphia independent film awards. the honor recognizes those in the industry who set new standards for others to follow. smith was nominated for an oscar twice, and he won four grammys early in his career as a rapper. and check this out. in west philadelphia, dozens turned out to malcolm x park to help paint a mural. members of the city's behavioral and wellness department also gave out information on mental health resources that are available. the city of philadelphia mural arts program hosted the event. three before 6:00 right now. this morning police are searching for a shooter who opened fire on the streets of chester and ended up killing a teenager. >> next at 6:00 a.m., we'll hear from one of the bystanders who turned into a victim. plus, we're learning more about a high school student killed by a suspected drunk driver. next we'll hear from a witness who says she saw the whole thing.
new from overnight, people are out of their homes after an apartment fire in burlington county. we'll explain how crews rounded up help to knock down the flames. gunshots. >> the search for answers. this morning we are hearing from one of the victims caught in the cross fire of a shooting that injured her and killed one of her teenage relatives. plus, sweetening the deal. we'll explain who's expected to get behind philadelphia's controversial tax on sugary drinks today. it's 6:00 a.m. good morning. welcome to monday. this is nbc news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we are expecting a little rain later on today, but i don't think it will be that much. beautiful start to the day, though. and atlantic city. nbc 10 jersey shore reporter ted greenberg just sent