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starting today, the chester police department will be under federal review. the department of justice plans to look at officers' use of deadly force. cracking down on drunk driving. a new law in pennsylvania is designed to stop first-time dui offenders from getting behind the wheel drunk again. and talking to kids about the importance of community schooling. philadelphia's mayor will continue his push today to make learning about more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. good morning. welcome to thursday. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get to bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. >> tracy, this is a look at where everybody is living. a live view from each area this morning. delaware, you'll see sunshine. look at the warmup. 64 by 7:00. 77 degrees at 10:00 this morning. 60s in the suburbs.
for philadelphia, enough sunshine to warm up to 90 degrees this afternoon. sunny skies, upper 80s for pennsylvania suburbs and for the lehigh valley, close to 90 degrees. right up to 90 in delaware. 88 degrees in interior new jersey. at the shore, 78 degrees this afternoon. dry during the day, but we may be tracking some showers and thunderstorms this evening. look at the futurecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington has first alert traffic. >> there's some construction around route 23. nothing that's tying anybody up right now. just some lane restrictions. we aren't seeing any increase in our drive times either. police activity there on the scene. it usually clears around the 5:00 hour. so right about 5:00 in the morning, another half hour or so, until that gets out of the way. also checking in with the bridges. the burlington bristol is in the process of an opening. i'll have more updates when i
come back in ten. starting today, the chester police department is under federal review. the department of justice plans to look at how officers on the force deal with potentially deadly incidents. matt delucia is live in chester. matt, they aren't the first local police department to get that federal review, right? >> reporter: that's right, tracy. the philadelphia police department requested a similar review three years ago. they invited the department of justice to do this review. today chester's mayor along with the commissioner and eastern district u.s. attorney will come together to talk about this upcoming review. so what can they expect from the review? well, talking about philadelphia's review, the department of justice, they wanted the department to implement more than 90 changes, including new training methods
to work on de-escalation tactics and bring in a third party for shooting and use of force investigations. the mayor and city council here in chester say they'll appoint and fund a civilian review board to investigate civilian complaints and make recommendations. for now, we're live in chester. i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. new from our delaware bureau. police are looking for the person who shot a restaurant worker during a robbery. it happened last night. the chinese restaurant in claymont. the victim is expected to survive. authorities in philadelphia will not file charges after police say a father accidently sent his son to school with a loaded gun. the second grader found the gun in his bag while in class at grover cleveland charter school. he told his teach r about the weapon, and administrators called police. the boy's father is a security guard with a license to carry. investigators say he says he was in a rush yesterday morning, put the gun in his son's bag, and then forgot about it.
just about 4:34. happening today, philadelphia mayor jim kenny will spread the word about one of his initiatives, community schools. kenny will meet with fourth graders at stanton elementary school. the mayor says his goal is to open more than two dozen community schools by the end of his term. community schools act as a school-based family service center. they provide access to primary care, doctors, eye doctors, dentist, and counselors. nbc 10's katy zachry traveled with the mayor to learn more about the community schooling. you can learn more on the free nbc 10 app. pennsylvania governor tom wolf has signed a bill requiring first-time dui offenders to use a breathalyzer on their vehicles. they'll have to install the ignition interlock system on their vehicle for one year. the law is scheduled to take effect in 15 months.
local environmental activists shared their concerns about a proposed septa natural gas plant in philadelphia's nicetown neighborhood. the group 350 philadelphia held a public forum last night. septa wants to build a natural gas plant next to the midville bus station to supply electricity for the regional rail system. 350 philadelphia is concerned about the health, economic, and environmental impact of the project. septa's board as not yet given the go ahead for the plan. happening today, an annual local tradition begins on the mainline. the devin horse show starts this morning in chester county. the oldest and largest outdoor multibreed horse competition in the country, drawing top competitors from around the world. gates open at 8:00. the show runs through sunday. planning on heading down the shore for the memorial day weekend? beware of construction. not on the roads but beach rebuilding projects are under way. still ahead, we'll tell you which beaches could be off
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington checking on your first alert traffic right now. we're doing a quick check on our new jersey roads. right now we're looking at 295. this is around route 130. you can see no problems or big delays in either direction right now. we have a drive time that looks great. southbound from the 42 freeway towards the delaware memorial bridge, still 22 minutes. speeds are into the 60s there as well. there's some construction a little further south in jersey on the atlantic city expressway headed eastbound between winslow and hammonton. the area bridges are okay for
the most part. we're in the process of a scheduled opening. it was scheduled for 4:25 over the burlington bristol. the walt and the ben are okay into philadelphia. 4:39 and it's a warmer start in philadelphia this morning. 66 degrees right now. skies are mostly clear. we're in for sunshine. 10:00 this morning, 78 degrees. with a southwesterly breeze blowing, not a strong one, just enough to push us into the middle 80s by noontime. a faster warmup than what we saw yesterday. right now in the suburbs, 70 degrees. 83 by lunchtime. into the middle to upper 80s this afternoon. a similar warmup for the lehigh valley, which dropped down to 61 degrees. calm conditions right now. that light breeze will be developing this morning. very light to start with. by noontime, just a 6-mile-an-hour breeze. 86 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon for the lehigh valley.
new jersey not going to be left out of the sunny skies today. 64 degrees now. 79 by 10:00 this morning. that's above normal for a high temperature. we'll blow past that 79 and head into the upper 80s by 2:00 this afternoon. still in the upper 80s by 4:00 this afternoon. at the shore, sunny skies. looking for cooler temperatures. that's where you're going to find it. 83 degrees at lurch time. upper 70s for this afternoon. 63 right now in delaware. with that sunshine and light southwesterly breeze, into the upper 80s this afternoon. by 2:00, we have 85 degrees. a look at your weekend forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> all right, bill. thanks. just in time for the long memorial day weekend, surf, sand, and heavy machinery. not every beach along the jersey shore is summer ready. next, hear where beach rebuilding programs are under way and when they're expected to wrap up. also, coming in for a landing. nbc 10 is there as an historic
we have made it to thursday. 4:43 right now. good morning, cape may. here's a live look at beach avenue. it will feel like beach weather today. as we head into the memorial day weekend, construction projects are under way at the shore. the view on beach haven's center street beach wasn't quite what visitors expected yesterday. the work is part of a federal beach replenishment and protection project on long beach island. after another week or so, crews will move on to wholegate and surf city. some beach goers decided to find a quieter spot. others were okay with that noise. >> like, oh, no, should we go over some place else? but we're happy being right out here at the top and enjoying it. >> public works crews are also racing to rebuild beaches hit hard by fallen winter coastal storms. local leaders say the work won't disrupt the summer season, and
the beaches will all be in good shape for the tourists. now to atlantic city, where the owner of the former revel casino needs your help to complete its revival, and he's willing to pay for it. he's considering a $10,000 reward for the person who can rename the casino, but there's a catch. we called him, and he hasn't officially launched a way to submit your proposals. nbc 10 called him last night for clarity about his offer. right now he's not sure how it would work. he says 40% of the resort will reopen by june 15th. happening today, house homeland security subcommittee will hear from several witnesses about the long lines at tsa check points. administrators and directors from several airports will give their perspectives on the delays. a representative from american airlines will also give testimony. meantime, the head of the transportation security administration says the agency will add more than 700 new screeners by mid-june to deal with those growing lines.
peter neffenger testified before lawmakers on capitol hill yesterday. he says tsa officers are being moved to staff check points at the busiest airports at the busiest times. one congressman says airports and airlines have been sounding the alarm about this crisis for months. >> the agency has struggled to keep up with the high demand and has been unable to put the right people at the right place at the right time. >> we have a challenge this summer, which we are aggressively meeting head on. >> neffenger also said a new incident command center will track daily screening operations to help shorten the lines. new from overnight, the actor who played screech on "saved by the bell" was arrested again. officials in wisconsin say dustin diamond violated the terms of his parole. he was released from prison last month after serving time for stabbing a man during a bar fight. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton wraps up a west coast campaign swing today in the shadow of a report
by the inspector general. it concludes clinton violated cybersecurity guidelines by using a private e-mail account as secretary of state. the report finds in evidence that clinton got approval, as she has claimed in the past, to use her own blackberry and e-mail server. other secretaries of state used private accounts, but the report says clinton's failures were more serious because the state department had more guidelines during her tenure. her gop rival donald trump jumped on the report's findings. >> inspector general's report, not good. she's got bad judgment. she's got horribly bad judgment. >> clinton has denied any wrongdoing or deception. the inspector general's report is separate from the fbi probe into a possible criminal violation. an exhibit telling jackie robinson's story of breaking baseball's color baarrier goes n display at the national institution center today. we got a preview yesterday as workers put the finishing touches on the exhibit.
it features two contracts signed by robinson, one with the montreal royals in 1946, the other with the brooklyn dodgers in 1947. those signings came nearly two decades before the civil rights act. >> we think it's a great exhibit that helps us tell the story of the civil rights movement from a different -- a very different perspective than we normally tell it. >> the ydisplay will be up unti june 5th. 4:47. let's get you to work and check conditions along the roosevelt boulevard. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington starts there. what are you seeing on the boulevard, jessica? >> at this point around 17th street, no problems or delays. you can see whether you're headed northbound or southbound, all traffic is moving along just fine. again, that was around 17th street. we're going to head further north on the boulevard in northeast philadelphia. watch for some construction northbound between ron street and penny pack circle. only the outer lanes are getting by. this accident scene we've been following just a few moments ago cleared.
we don't have to worry about that anymore. as for the bridges, still in the process of that scheduled opening that was scheduled for 4:25 this morning over the burlington bristol. no big problems or delays into philadelphia over the ben or the walt whitman bridge. more updates in ten. a warm day yesterday. our neighborhood has warmed into the upper 80s yesterday afternoon. it will do it again today. maybe even a little warmer this afternoon and again tomorrow. the heat will continue into the memorial day weekend. not the entire weekend. low 90s for saturday. come sunday, it'll be upper 80s with a chance of a shower on sunday. really a better chance we'll see showe showers, possibly cooler temperatures for memorial day monday. right now we're starting off warmer. 66 in philadelphia. vineland is 55.
mt. holly is 64 degrees. that's 11 degrees warmer this morning compared to yesterday. philadelphia is up by five. allentown is seven degrees warmer this morning. we'll see sunshine. there are a few thin clouds blowing past us this morning. mostly sunny skies. another day you won't need your umbrella. you'll definitely need the sunglasses. bright sunshine. it's tonight you could see a shower. spotty showers in central pennsylvania and into the ohio valley. that's a possibility for some of the western suburbs this evening. futurecast showing at 9:00, nice and clear. look at the sunshine that we'll enjoy at lunchtime today. the showers are making some progress through central pennsylvania by 3:00 this afternoon, but still completely dry for allentown, trenton, philadelphia, and wilmington. as we go into the late evening hours, those showers will be moving past harrisburg. we may see a brief shower, possibly a thunderstorm late this evening. that's 11:00. they should be breaking up as they move into our area. so we'll start off tomorrow dry.
ten-day outlook, 90 degrees this afternoon. there's that chance of scattered showers tomorrow in the afternoon again, after we see a few scattered showers this evening. the heat is on for saturday, but the numbers start coming down over the holiday weekend. sunday afternoon, 88 degrees. we'll see lots of sunshine on sunday. there's a chance of scattered afternoon showers. a better chance we'll see wet weather. most of the cloudy skies for monday. may not be an all-day rainfall, but just enough to keep us cooler monday afternoon. 78 degrees the high temperature. come tuesday, another warm one. 84 degrees with a chance of some scattered showers tuesday. then we get a couple dry days for wednesday and thursday. by next friday, 76. that's right about normal for this time of year. a chance of a shower on friday. drying it out for saturday. just a little warmer, near 80 degrees saturday afternoon. tracy? >> all right, bill. thanks. ten minutes before 5:00 right now. do you know a group that's making a difference in our area? it could be worth $50,000.
the wawa foundation is launching its first ever hero award for local nonprofits. one group will win a $50,000 grant. three others will win $10,000 each. the checks will be presented on the fourth of july during wawa welcome america, which you can watch live right here on nbc 10. the deadline to enter is monday, may 30th. for more information, visit the wawafoundation.org. a hit nbc show will call philly home for the next two days. look at this. "american ninja warrior" shoots a qualifying round today and friday at the generating station in port richmond. this is a look at the beginning of the course. you'll have to wait and see the new obstacles. but we can tell you nbc 10's keith jones got a chance to run the course. you'll see keith's run after the philadelphia round airs on june 22nd here on nbc 10. go, keith. nice. happening today, the department of justice plans to take a close look at the chester police department. next in a live report at 5:00, find out why the department is under review and why officers
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington watching your first alert traffic. we're watching 4:22. you can see clearly traffic moving through the area, but we are dealing with a construction project around route 23. no big problems or delays on 422 or in the surrounding area because of it. should be clearing in the next couple minutes or so. i'll come back with more updates on your morning drive in the 5:00 hour. >> all right, jessica. thanks. we now have more detail on the partnership between septa and uber that we told you about yesterday morning. riders taking uber to or from 11 regional rail stations throughout the summer will get 40% off the cost of their uber ride. septa hopes the service will help cut down on a parking crunch at some of the busiest septa stations in the area.
>> what we really want to do is give people an opportunity to try something they haven't tried before. instead of driving their car into the city, figuring out a way to come to a septa station without using their own car. >> the septa/uber discount will be in effect from memorial day to labor day. depending on how things go, it could become a permanent arrangement. brighter days are ahead for the battleship new jersey. here is a live look at the ship docked on the camden side of the delaware river. the retired navy vessel will be outfitted with 2500 new energy efficient light fixtures. a federal grant is paying for the improvement, which officials say will save nearly $30,000 in annual energy costs. speak of energy, an historic plane making its way around the world will spend the next few days in the lehigh valley. the solar impulse landed in allentown last night after a flight from dayton, ohio. the plane is attempting to make a record-breaking trip around the world using only solar
energy. the trip started in abu dhabi last year. the goal of this trip is to educate people to maximize our energy efficient technology. >> we always think about how to produce more and more energy, and we never think about how to use the energy we have or how to better use the energy we have. >> i think it's already changed the way people are thinking about solar. i think it's even going to get greater. >> the solar impulse will take off for new york on monday and make a trip around the statue of liberty, then head out across the atlantic to europe. philadelphia police paid tribute to some of the city's finest. the fraternal order of police held their annual police month awards last night. they honored several officers, including officer jesse hartnett. the final beam is in place topping off 1 riverside in center city. the condo project is under construction at 25th and locust.
a one bedroom in the high-end building with set you back about $685,000. a third of the units are already sold. >> we're planning to be, you know, sold out before we convey the first unit in march of 2017. >> the neighborhood where are the building sits is popular because of its residential feel. it's also near several parks. well, it just got easier to tweet, like, and post your favorite moments from some of our favorite concerts. comcast has installed free xfinity wi-fi hot spots at the man center for the performing arts. concert goers are asked to share their favorite moments. for every post, including retweets, comcast will donate a dollar to a local organization that works to support veterans and families of our fallen heroes. comcast is the parent company of nbc 10. three before 5:00 right now. a minor league baseball manager known for his epic arguments with umpires has done it again. have you seen this video?
>> yeah, and we haven't seen this guy in a few years, but he's re-emerged and in a big way. he had another major meltdown. take a look at this. he manages the aa frisco rough riders. he launches into a little bit of a rant after an umpire called his player out. this is under the new second base slide rule. sometimes called the chase utley rule. then, of course, he drop kicks the first base there. or is that second base? then the hat. demonstration of the slide. he's still yakking at the umpires. >> he's like acting it out. let me show you what happened. >> exactly. i'll do it in slow mo so you can catch exactly how my player was safe. by the way, the player was still called out and his team lost 3-2. >> too bad. >> it's amazing. and they wonder why professional
athletes are in such arrested development. it's because their bosses are sometimes that way. go figure. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. right now, police under review. a division of the department of justice will now be investigating the practices of a local police force. fighting zika. a nationwide program is working to find out exactly where the virus could spread. we're speaking with local officials who say high schoolers can help find the answer. and guess what, near 90 again. here's a look now -- well, you can see center city mind behind. it's dark, but it's warm out there. in the 60s right now, in fact. it will be warmer later today. we're tracking showers for parts of the area. that's later tonight. good morning. i'm vai sikahema.
>> and i'm tracy davidson. lets get you all the details you need to know for your neighborhood. meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> pretty pleasant start. the temperatures are running warmer than yesterday, but they're still falling at this hour. now 64 degrees in philadelphia. the suburbs have dropped into the 60s. some parts of interior new jersey have dropped into the 50s. still some areas that are in the 60s. s it just dropped to 59 degrees in easton. look at the quick warmup. by 8:00 this morning, 69 degrees. 82 degrees and still climbing as we head through the day. for philadelphia, the 60s will disappear as we go into the 10:00 hour. near 80 degrees at 10:00. this afternoon, even warmer than yesterday's high of 88 for philadelphia. 90 degrees today. upper 80s for the suburbs and new jersey. for delaware, 90 the high temperature. if you're looking for a little relief from the heat, shore typically cooler. today, 78 degrees. a look at that chance of showers for this evening when i come back with futurecast in ten