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the search is on for the driver wanted for a deadly hit and run crash overnight in northeast philadelphia. a man died as he was waiting at a bus stop. narcan on campus. today leaders from a northampton county school direct will vote on allowing teachers access to the anti-overdose drug. and crying foul. these chickens call west philadelphia home, except they're illegal here. now their owners and others are taking on a longstanding city law. it is 4:30. it is 57 degrees outside. tuesday morning. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast, which is a look at conditions specifically right where you live. bill? >> this morning seeing rain in one of our neighborhoods. the jersey shore, the rain is
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coming down, 56 degrees. it is dry in the suburbs of philadelphia. we heard downpours overnight. not right now. waiting for sunshine in the lehigh valley. delaware has had some showers. 57 degrees. a nice warmup this afternoon. even warmer than yesterday. upper 70s for delaware. a slight chance of an afternoon shower, 80 degrees this afternoon. at the jersey shore, inland you will see some showers. better chance of rainfall. temperatures in the low 70s. right now the rain is just to the east. it's hugging the coastline from the new york area, central new jersey and into south jersey. cape may seeing some steadier rain. it will move through and dry out as it has in philadelphia. the threat of showers this afternoon, especially in new jersey. less of a chance for the rest of the area.
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temperatures in the 50s right now, no problem warming into the low 80s this afternoon. it's a trend that will continue over the next few days. you can always get a preview of it with the seven-day at the bottom of the screen. jessica boyington has the traffic. >> this is around creek road on 42. heading towards the philadelphia area. no problems or delays yet. five minutes from 55 up to the walt whitm walt whitman bridge area. a set of traffic lights malfunctioning on the boulevard headed northbound around 9th street. that may cause small delays. 78 over in lehigh valley, lehigh street looking okay. no problems in either direction. if you take mass transit, everything is running on time or close to schedule. more updates when i come back. it's 4:32. we continue to follow breaking news from northeast philadelphia. a hit-and-run driver killed a man standing at a bus stop
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overnight and then ran away from the crash scene. katy zachry is live at the scene with more. katy, tell us what police are telling you what happened. >> according to witnesses who were shocked by what they saw when the driver hit the bus stop and the man standing underneath, his car came to a stop, he got out of the car, went over to the victim, actually looked over him, and then ran away. now look at this video -- look at this damage out here at the scene. just how startling it is. the point of impact was at the intersection of cottman and bustleton avenues. the bus stop and the victim were thrown 100 feet, according to police. you can see where that landed well away from the intersection. the car that hit them is still in the intersection, on scene. look at all of this front and side damage. police believe the driver was injured, too. here's video we got from the scene not long after this happened. police say the man driving this
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2003 lexus sedan crossed over cottman avenue after midnight when he veered on to the sidewalk, slammed into a septa bus canopy throwing the canopy and the man standing underneath about 100 feet. the man died at the scene. police say the suspect wo rho r away after the crash may be injured, too. >> we did find some blood on the driver air bag and in the driver compartment. we believe the operator of the vehicle sustained injuries. >> reporter: thanks to witnesses, police tell us they have a slight description on who their driver is. they say he's a man, standing about 5'10", nemedium build, la seen running from the scene south on bustleton avenue wearing a white t-shirt. reporting live from the northeast, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thanks for the update. happening today, a north
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ha hampton school board will vote on whether to introduce narcan into schools. there is an increase use of heroin in the area. if passed, teachers and administrators would learn how to use narcan. schools would be eligible for free kits which include two nasal sprays. the nbc 10 digital team spent months investigating the heroin and opioid abuse. you can see that on the nbc 10 app. a burlington city father is sharing the final details with his son before he was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver. 17-year-old antwan timbers junior and i had friend were walking home from a wawa early sunday morning when he was hit along route 130 and federal street. his father said antwan was a huge part of their lives and looking forward to a career in
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the military. >> one of the worst things you can imagine, losing one of your own. i think back on the moments, just the last words i told him is i love him. i really appreciate the fact that i was able to say that. >> grief counselors were at burlington city high school on monday to help students grieving antwan's death. his fellow classmates say he had turned his life around. >> i started crying. i went to my mom, i was like, mom, did you find out antwan got hit? she said yeah. i went to church. started praying for his family. feel bad for his family and his friends taking it hard. >> reporter: police arrested ricardo paterson for alleged dui and reckless driving. new jersey could become the second state to introduce an online registry of animal abusers. state lawmakers are considering a bill that would be something similar to a sex offender
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registry. tennessee is the only other state that has a registry like this. governor christie refused to sign a similar bill in 2014. a philadelphia woman says one longstanding city law is for the birds. she has been fined over and over again for keeping chickens at her west philadelphia home. ahead, hear how she took on the city and won -- sort of. a step closer to a class action lawsuit. hear how new research is adding fuel to the legal fire over the accuracy of fitbit.
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morning noon or night there's always a moment to discover visit annapolis and create your moment i'm first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. checking 422. this is around trooper road. no big problems or delays in either direction. specifically we're looking at the eastbound lanes headed to
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the schuylkill expressway. no delays, minutes from 29 to the schuylkill. watching out in northeast philadelphia for an accident investigation on cottman avenue and bustleton avenue. still police activity there on the scene. all green lights on route 38 in moorestown, new jersey, you can see some rain on the roadways, so a little bit of a wet commute. might be some slippery spots for you. on 95 through delaware, no problems here. 11 minutes from 295 to 495. speeds into the 60s. more updates when i come back in the next ten. showers overnight, right now it is dry and 58 in philadelphia. we'll see morning clouds break for sunshine this afternoon. look at the warmup. 73 at 2:00. closer to 80 degrees at 4:00. in the suburbs, more sunshine. clouds breaking. 71 degrees with a northwesterly
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wind. that's a drying wind for us. that's at noontime today. the lehigh valley is clearing out. 57 degrees right now. 75 by 2:00 this afternoon. but there's still some showers in the area. you'll find them in new jersey. clouds will be lingering. you will see breaks of sunshine. still a possibility of a shower this afternoon. those clouds will keep things cooler in new jersey. at the shore, that's where you are most likely will find showers and a thunderstorm. rain is coming down now. 57 degrees, the 60s this afternoon. we have seen spotty showers in delaware. a few rain drops in central delaware, it's dry in wilmington, 57 degrees. by lunch time, 73 degrees. the high temperature pushing closer to 80 degrees at 4:00 this afternoon. there's warmer weather to come. that's the seven-day forecast, that's at the bottom of the screen. when i come back, the ten-day outlook and future cast hour by hour to show when thunderstorms are most likely to occur today.
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>> it's 4:41. there could be dnc drama in the city of brotherly love as we're about two months away from philadelphia hosting the democratic national convention. next, hear what bernie sanders is suggesting will happen and what role he and his supporters plan to play in philadelphia. all aboard. new jitney services coming this week to margate. hear why cutting down on traffic is not the only reason for the service expansion.
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good morning, camden. good morning battleship new jersey. a live look. 57 degrees right now. to decision 2016. a threat or a promise from bernie sanders, the presidential candidate says the democratic national convention in philadelphia could get messy. vai sikahema is live in the digital operations center. what does he mean by messy? >> bernie sanders also said that
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democracy is not always nice, quiet, gentle. it's not always orderly. sanders does feel he earned the right to have a strong influence on the party platform. the vermont senator is likely to lose the democratic nomination to hillary clinton, but supporters are hoping for a platform at the july convention that reflects the needs of working families, the poor and young people. yesterday sanders said he hopes his supporters voices will be heard, but that he will condemn any and all forms of violence. the city has approved four pro sanders rallies during the dnc. it looks as if bernie sanders will not get another chance to debate hillary clinton. yesterday the front-runner's campaign declined an invitation to take part in a fox news debate from the california primary on june 7th. clinton is just 85 degats away from winning the democratic nomination. she's now focusing on the
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presumptive nominee, donald trump. >> he could bankrupt america like he bankrupt his companies. >> yesterday trump met with texas senator bob corker on foreign policy. most americans say they're uneasy about donald trump's readiness for the white house. a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 61% of registered voters are very uncomfortable or have reservations with trump's lack of governmental or military experience. trump could move closer to mathematically clinching the gop nomination after today's republican primary in washington state. i'm live in the digital operations center, vai sikahema, nbc 10 news. >> thanks. this morning we're learning exclusively about what put philadelphia over the top when it came to securing the democratic convention. the key was asphalt. lots and lots of asphalt.
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compared to other host cities, philadelphia has ample parking outside its arena the convention ceo said all those parking spots made the wells fargo center an attractive option. >> we looked at all the logistics, looked out the window and said parking lots. >> all the spaces around the wells fargo center will give convention organizers a tremendous amount of flexibility and space to accommodate media and satellite trucks needed to accommodate the event. coming up at 5:00, i'm asking about the current political climate and the protests planned for the convention. why t today the philadelphia v.a. will hold a public town hall to get feedback on services for veterans. it will be at the va medical center at university city this morning. comments on healthcare and
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benefits will be taken. it is part of a reform process that followed a federal investigation into mismanagement at the medical center. veterans organizations are blasting va secretary robert mcdonald for comments he made about medical appointment wait times. yesterday he said the government should be more like disneyland. he said disney doesn't measure how long visitors wait in line just how satisfied they were with their experience. vets and republicans called the comments insensitive. the family of baseball legend tony gwynn is suing the tobacco industry to take responsibility for his death. he was 54 when he died of cancer of the salivary gland. his widow and two children filed suit seeking to hold tobacco companies liable. he said the industry knew the risks but had no warning labels
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on its products. 4:4. a new study claims those popular fitbit trackers are highly inaccuratement and it's breeding new life no a class action lawsuit against the fitness technology company. california researchers compared results from fitbit devices and data from an ekg machine. their study found fitbit miscalculated heart rates by up to 20 beats per minute on average. the report was commissioned by the law firm behind the class action lawsuit that claims fitbit devices are inaccurate. let's get you to work this tuesday morning. first jessica boyington has that. >> the boulevard looks great right now. around 9th street, lights are on flash. this is 17th street, no problems or delays. you can see no problems headed southbound towards the schuylkill expressway if that's how you access the schuylkill from the boulevard. if you're on the schuylkill expressway, watch for construction headed eastbound
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around the blue route. left lane is closed. 13-minute trip into center city. the garden state parkway, you can see the toll plaza here, headed south bound there are flashing lights. that's a construction project active there. down to one lane coming out of the toll plaza, you can see wet roads, but no problems or delays. heading out right now, there's some wet weather in the area. we're seen showers overnight in philadelphia. now they're staying along the coast. look at beach avenue and cape may. that's a live view from marquis de lafayette hotel. rain to start this morning and a chance of thunderstorms as we go through the day. the temperatures will be warming up. showers at the shore, they'll struggle to get inland during
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the day. won't have a lot of luck. sunshine to the west. it's storms that are possible to the east. primarily over new jersey this afternoon we'll see them. then we'll finally be drying out tonight. clearing skies, we'll see sunshine for today. more sunshine over the coming days. it will come with much warmer weather. more mild this morning. 58 degrees right now in philadelphia. upper 50s in the lehigh valley. 50s for the suburbs, too. delaware at 57. rain is falling at the shore and in south jersey. those numbers will be climbing in spite of the showers we're starting off with. not an all-day rain but showers especially to the east. the further east you go, the better chance you'll see showers. the further inland you go, the better chance you have for breaks of sunshine. 56 for mt. laurel, 55 in lumberton. robbinsville up to 57 degrees. climbing to near 80 degrees this afternoon. this is what we're tracking.
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the same system that's been with us for days, low pressure just spinning offshore producing rain. there go the showers that moved through philadelphia. now they reached cape may. still shower activity for atlantic city, burlington county and ocean county. but as we go through the day today, the shower threat will cease inland. at the shore they'll finally move out tonight. future cast shows it nicely. going into this morning, 9:00, look at the rain. right along the coastline. and then as we go into the noontime hour, a chance of showers and thunderstorms popping up. burlington county into the trenton area and atlantic city is in for more rainfall. by 3:00 this afternoon, we could see heavy downpours in the atlantic city area. then pushing out of here overnight tonight. so your neighborhood forecast, calling for a big warmup today. 70s yesterday. 80s this afternoon for the lehigh valley.
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sunshine breaking through. phoenixville, 82 degrees. philadelphia, fairmount, byberry, up to 80 degrees. in new jersey, here's where you see more clouds and a better chance of showers. haddonfield near 80 with a chance of showers. the possibility of thunderstorms, but the thunderstorm threat is greater towards the shore. galloway township, atlantic city could see thunderstorms pop up with temperatures in the 70s. upper 70s to near 80 degrees for wilmington and dover. a chance of a shower in delaware for today. a big chance of much warmer weather on the way. maybe you noticed it with the seven-day forecast. the ten-day outlook to take you through the memorial day weekend when i come back. 4:53. the jitneys that are popular in atlantic city will serve people in margate. starting thursday the jitney service will make several stops
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in margate. the goal is to cut down on drunk drivers and traffic congestion. rides will cost about $3 to $4. the service will operate for a one-month trial period to see if it will become permanent. students in our area helped to spread the gift of music. members of haverford middle school's seventh heaven musical ensemble delivered new music equipment and supplies to hesson elementary on monday. seventh heaven bought the supplies with the $5,000 first prize they won this year in the christmas choir competition. we continue to follow breaking news from northeast philadelphia. police are searching for a hit-and-run driver. next in a live report, find out why officers think the driver who hit and killed a plan at a bus stop may be hurt in the crash. also, for the birds. that's what a west philadelphia woman says about a city law banning chickens as pets.
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next, hear how she and others are fighting back.
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good morning. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. watching route 309 around easton road. no problems over in that area. the glenside area. you can see not a lot of cars out on the road. if you take mass transit, everything is running on time or close to schedule. i'll check in with the boulevard when i come back. thanks. today at philadelphia international airport the tsa will announce travel tips for the summer travel season. the tsa plans to display a list of items passengers are banned from taking with them. this year the tsa is having issues with long wait times at security checkpoints. tsa will dell strait hmonstrate passengers can no banned items can move things along.
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kelly hoggen will be moving to another position. the i the sports authority is preparing to close all of its stores across the country. the sports authority was once the largest sporting goods retailer. it will close all 450 locations after it failed to find a buyer. the colorado-based company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in march as it faced tough competition from online retailers and dick's sporting goods. a woman fights the city of philadelphia over their barn yard chickens and wins. she keeps a handful of chickens in the backyard of her west philadelphia home. the only problem is they're illegal in the city and she received six citations and has been fined $1500. she contested the fines last week and a judge threw them out. >> i want the ban to be lifted.
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we want people to be able to have backyard chickens. our group, philadelphia pack yard chickens is over 800 members strong. >> hart says the eggs from chickens feed hir famipha her f droppings serve as fertilizer and they make great pets. >> the quick thinking of a camden county teen may have stopped a burglar and saved his life. >> the 15-year-old called 911 in a whisper from his home. he was home sick when he heard someone break in through the window upstairs, so the teen hid in the closet in the basement. >> he heard something, he was coming up, and he realized he couldn't get out of the house. so he immediately took shelter, concealing himself to protect himself as well as staying on the phone with 911 dispatchers. couldn't ask for a better job.
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>> reporter: police found one suspect hiding in an upstairs closet and another in a car waiting outside that was running. >> how about that. you would be so proud if he was your son. >> yeah. at 15, i don't know if i would have had the presence of mind to stay calm. >> he was calm through the whole thing. stayed on with the 911 operator. the whole thing is on our nbc 10 app. you should listen to it. he's calm until the 911 operator says is the officer there with you now. >> at 15, i think you would have taken him down and made the arrest yourself. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. got breaking news on nbc 10 news. a driver ditches his crumpled car at the scene of a deadly crack in philadelphia. cosby in court. after an attempt to delay a key hearing in his sexual assault case was

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