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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 minutes. right now, jessica boying to ins
an update on the traffic. >> this is the white horse pike around berlin road. no big problems. not a lot of cars on the road at this point. we have no delays through there. we might see some a little further south in new jersey. on the atlantic city expressway, headed eastbound between winslow and hammonton, two right lanes are closed. as for area bridges, still in the process or at least on the way back down from that earlier opening for the 4:25 opening on the burlington bristol. no problems on the walt or the ben. vai? >> thank you. new from overnight, fire broke out in a north philadelphia home. firefighters were on the scene shortly after midnight at 6th and west cumberland streets. they got the flames under control in about a half hour. it appears the home was vacant. no one was hurt. happening today, a member of the department of justice will be in delaware county with local police officials to review the
use of force policies involving the chester police department. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in chester this morning. they're hoping to create a new board that will get the community involved with policing. telli tell us more about that. >> reporter: that's right. the police commissioner invited the department of justice to come and do this review. it will focus on use of force policies and practices. also looking at cases in which deadly force was used in the past. now, chester has had its share of police-involved shootings this year, including one in february where more than 100 shots were fired on a pair of suspects. one of them died. in march, another deadly shooting left an officer injured. after that incident, the mayor pleaded for the community to remain calm. today he, along with the police commissioner and eastern district u.s. attorney, will come together to talk about this upcoming review. to that end, as we mentioned, the mayor and city council will also appoint and fund a civilian
review board that will investigate civilian complaints as well as make recommendations. philadelphia requested a similar review from the department of justice three years ago. that review yielded more than 90 recommendations. most of them have already been implemented. now we're live in chester, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. norristown police are looking for a driver following a hit-and-run crash that injured a 6-year-old boy. surveillance video from a home nearby shows what happened. the boy rode his bike out of an alley on oakwood avenue, slamming into the passenger side of a car. that car backed up and nearly hit the boy again. there it is. police say the car went in reverse down another alley to get away. >> i don't know how anybody can hit a child and just keep on going. >> to back off and take off into the alley without any care of running him over again, that's just no regard for life whatsoever, especially a child's life. >> neighbors ran to help the boy
out. he's in stable condition at children's hospital of philadelphia. police found the car parked a few blocks away with a dent on the side. they say they have good leads on a suspect. four minutes past 5:00 right now. new jersey governor chris christie signals he's warming up to a bill that lawmakers plan to consider today to rescue financially strapped atlantic city. the new bill won approval in committee earlier this week. on his radio show yesterday, christie didn't say he'd sign the measure, but he did say it gives him the authority he needs to help a.c. the compromise bill stops the threat of a state takeover for now and gives atlantic city 150 days to balance its budget and put a five-year financial plan in place. one of the biggest health concerns this summer could already be buzzing around us. that's why federal officials are asking for your help to find where mosquitos can spread the zika virus. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for uses in camden this morning. you spoke with health officials in our area. they hope high school students are up to the task. >> reporter: yeah, vai. this is an interesting one.
students in our area and really throughout the country are being asked to collect mosquito samples from their backyard or from their neighborhood and send those samples to a scientist in the midwest who is currently putting together a map showing where the biggest threat for mosquitos exists in our country. now, one area that's already involved in the invasive mosquito project, as it's called, is mercer county. there the mosquito control team has been collecting egg samples from standing water, where mosquitos are most often found. those samples then go to a u.s. department of agricultural scientist in the midwest, who's compiling the samples to create a map, showing where the most mosquito activity is, so we'll know what diseases are likely in certain areas. >> we hope that people realize the long-term importance of this and that they're going to participate for many years so that, you know -- so right now we have a concern about zika. but mosquito are always going to
be there. we need to really monitor for long periods of time. >> reporter: this project is gaining momentum as we speak, but students already from our area are involved. and really, students have been pegged to collect the data because they've in the past shown to be most passionate about data collection. really, anyone can get involved. in the next hour, i'll explain the best way to safely do that. reporting live in camden, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, katy. meantime today, we're expected to learn more about the zika virus. the director of the cdc is scheduled to hold a briefing in washington, d.c. officials say he'll discuss the latest zika research and offer predictions about what is next in the fight to control the spread of the disease. you'll soon have more places in pennsylvania to fill up your gas tank and grab a six-pack of beer to go. the state liquor control board approved nine new applications from gas stations and convenience stores across the state. none of them are here in our area. the locations will be allowed to sell six packs as long as they
also serve food and have ample seating. some beer distributors say it's a violation of the liquor code, which prohibits beer and gas from being sold in the same spot. >> underage drinkers, people just flying by in a car and open a can up and drinking it. >> i think it's a great idea. it's a lot easier. i've been to other states where you can do that, and it's a great idea. >> governor tom wolf urged the board to issue the licenses. they still face issues at the supreme court level. heading out this morning, we have a few high clouds in the area, and it is still cool. those clouds are starting to allow the temperatures to cool down, but not quite as cool as yesterday morning. with sunshine, bright sunshine, time for shorts and gun glasses today. closer to 90 degrees this afternoon. clear and comfortable this evening. we will see showers and
thunderstorms to the west. should steer clear of most of the area for this evening. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s right now. 64 degrees currently in philadelphia. the climb we're expecting is going to be a fast one. from the 60s and 50s into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees this afternoon. for that, we need sunshine. clouds there to the west. other than the high clouds that we're starting aufg with, we'll see sunshine today. the chances of showers will be increasing late this afternoon and this evening. there will be spotty showers at best. 10:00 this morning, nothing but sunshine for philadelphia. the clouds are producing some showers by noontime in western pennsylvania. they'll slowly move to the east, but during the day, we'll stay dry. the temperatures heating up in a hurry. by 8:00 this evening, we'll start to have some clouds move into the western suburbs. look at the showers moving through the harrisburg area. that's a possibility late in the evening. at 11:00 tonight in chester,
montgomery, and bucks county, we could see some showers briefly moving through as we clear out heading into tomorrow morning. during the day today, sunshine and look at these numbers. 89 degrees in kutztown. beth he thle 89 degrees in kutztown. beth he thlhem could see that eg shower. for the suburbs, quick warmup there too. 91 degrees in phoenixville and westchester. those evening thunderstorms are a possibility, but i think they'll fall short of philadelphia. 89 degrees in fairmont this afternoon. byberry up to 90 degrees. look at new jersey. nothing but sunshine for trenton and haddonfield. cooler at the shore, yes. 78 in avalon. go inland just a little bit from the beach and those temperatures will be well into the 80s. delaware, 90 degrees in wilmington. dover, 86 degrees. the weekend forecast, it's going to be warm to start with. into the low 90s for saturday. a bit cooler on sunday with a chance of some showers. just a chance of some showers on sunday. a better chance you'll see some rain on monday.
ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. tracy, vai? >> thank you, bill. it is now 5:10. we don't even have to go to jessica right now. i can tell you it's a good time to get out the door. get on the roads. >> he's trying to take your job. >> i can go home today then. vai, get over here. you can wear the dress. it'll be good. you can be the good traffic girl today. schuylkill expressway looking okay, just like vai had predicted. no big problems or delays. headed eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway, an 11-minute trip. speeds are up there right now. out in northeast philadelphia, we are still watching some construction. on the roosevelt boulevard northbound between ron street and penny pack circle, only the outer lanes are getting by for right now. the p.a. turnpike looks okay right now. westbound or eastbound, 22 minutes from route 1 to valley forge. speeds also into the 60s there. here's route 73 around the white horse pike over in waterford,
new jersey. no big problems or delays there. not a lot of cars out the door right now. of course, we'll have more updates for you when i come back. >> jessica, thanks. airport intruders. a new investigative report says security breaches happen at airports across the country every ten days. hear why airport and tsa officials disagree with that number. plus, an unprecedented deal from penn state to some of its incoming freshmen class. why the school is giving them thousands of dollars if they don't go to the main campus.
it's about a quarter past 5:00 this morning. we're following a developing story in new york city. one person has died after a shooting at a concert there. three others are injured after gunshots were fired at a show featured rapper t.i. police are still looking for the shooter. one of the victims is in critical condition. philadelphia is taking new steps to recoup back taxes owed to the city. officials say about 25,000 businesses owe around $70 million in back taxes. yesterday the mayor announced the study to look at selling that debt to collection agencies. the study will also look at how to collect debt that goes back decades, along with debts from businesses that no longer exist. >> collections have a snowball effect. when taxpayers believe the city will truly collect what's owed, the delinquency will decline. >> councilman allen dom adds the money collected could go toward philadelphia's underfunded
pension fund. penn state university is offering a special financial deal to freshmen because its incoming class is bigger than expected. administrators are hoping to get students to attend campuses other than the state college location for their first year. in-state students will get $10,000 off their tuition. out of state students get a $15,000 break. 11 states are suing the obama administration over the controversial transgender bathroom policy. the policy requires public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity. schools that fail to comply risk losing federal money for education. the aclu calls the lawsuit a political stunt. and dustin diamond was arrested again in wisconsin overnight. officials say the actor who played screech on the tv show "saved by the bell" violated the terms of his parole. diamond was released from prison
last month after serving time for stabbing a man during a bar fight. well, wawa's efforts to expand in south florida is encountering opposition. >> residents of one palm beach county neighborhood are fighting the company's plan to build a new store. they want to build the new store on a vacant lot surrounded by homes and an organic farming section. palm beach county commissioners would need to approve a zoning change in order for wawa's plans to move forward. commissioners plan to meet to discuss the idea. >> just get some turkey bowls to those folks down there. they might change their mind. >> i know you're a big fan. >> i love wawa. is it a jersey thing? >> i think it's a philadelphia area thing. >> if you're from philadelphia area, you love wawa. >> i went to visit my family. they live down south. they didn't have a wawa down there. i didn't know what to do.
what do i do? loving wawa, especially from this area. right now we're going to keep it in this area a little bit. route 422. no big problems in either direction, except we're dealing with this construction around route 23. you can see lane restrictions there. we have cones in place. traffic still can move through. we're not dealing with a rot of volume or traffic right now. there is some construction on the atlantic city expressway. two right lanes are still closed there. maybe some small delays. again, no big backups but a of how early it is right now. watch for those off-ramps still closed off 95 with ongoing construction. you can see with drive times here, no increase yet on 95 headed southbound from wood haven road to the vine street expressway. a 13-minute trip. if you take mass transit, everything is running on time or close to schedule. i'll have more updates for you
in the next ten. 18 minutes now after 5:00. a few high clouds that are moving through the area. this is a live view from center city. we're getting closer to sunrise. we will see bright sunshine today. the numbers at this hour are still falling. 50s for the lehigh valley. some spots in new jersey have dropped down to 55 degrees. the suburbs are 62 degrees right now. there are some cooler spots. 65 in warrington. with a southerly wind and a lot of sunshine, we're heading for another warm day. in fact, this is a wind we didn't see yesterday. it was a westerly wind yesterday. when it comes out of the southwest, that will help boost the temperatures. we should hit 90 degrees this afternoon. and humidity going to start arriving over the next couple days. shouldn't be an issue today. look at the sunshine. 84 degrees by lunchtime in philadelphia. suburbs up to 85 degrees at 4:00 this morning.
there's a cool start in the lehigh valley with bright sunshine. from 70 at 8:00 to 84 degrees at noontime. delaware, 80s this afternoon. we're starting off in the 50s and 60s. 68 degrees by 8:00 this morning. a quick warmup for new jersey. at noontime, 84. 87 degrees this afternoon. it will be cooler at the shore, but you'll see plenty of sunshine. 79 degrees at noontime. then it comes down just a little bit with that wind coming in off the ocean, which is still cooler this morning. you can see some of the clouds that are moving through the area. those clouds will not produce any showers. i'm watching the shower activity. you can see it in the ohio valley. doesn't look like a lot, but those showers are going to be pushing to the east and could produce a few showers for some of the western suburbs late this evening. then the chance of showers and thunderstorms will be here for tomorrow. it's part of the ten-day outlook. today, sunshine, 90 degrees. that light wind out of the southwest helping to boost our temperatures today. you'll feel the humidity
increase tomorrow. back up to 90. fueling some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. dry on saturday but warmer, 92 degrees. then the temperatures come down over the holiday weekend. 88 degrees on sunday. there's a slight chance of a shower on sunday. more likely late in the day. on monday, the most likely chance to see some rain for memorial day is in the morning. less likely in the afternoon. that's when we could possibly see breaks of sunshine on monday. that sets the stage for a dry and warmer day for tuesday. wednesday and thursday, plenty of sunshine. not quite as hot. friday, another round of showers. 76 degrees before the temperatures start climbing next weekend. tracy, vai? >> bill. 20 minutes past 5:00. more than just a place for learning. just ahead, what's happening today with mayor kenny and his community schools initiative and the goal he's trying to achieve by the end of his first term. plus, pieces of baseball history are coming to
their personal financial picture, but they don't feel totally secure. for more on that, landon dowdy is here with this morning's cnbc business news. walk us through this, landon. >> hey there, tracy. good morning. a survey by the fed shows most americans say their household finances improved last year, but nearly half said they struggled to cover a $400 expense in an emergency. mean while, over on wall street, looking to add to wednesday's gains. stocks rally for a second day as oil prices rise. brent crude, the global benchmark, crossing $50 a barrel for the first time this year. look for reports today on unemployment, durable goods, and pending home sales. the nasdaq adding 33. tracy, back over to you. >> landon, thanks.
a few high clouds moving through the area. the temperatures are still cooling this hour, but another 10, 12 minutes, we'll have some sunshine over the ballpark. that's a live view from south philadelphia. 64 degrees at 5:25. time for a check of traffic. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. >> well, bill, we're watching the blue route right now around the baltimore pike. no problems north or southbound. if you're headed to 95 or to the boulevard, you'll be just fine. we'll give you updates for the rest of the morning. another one in about five minutes. a local elementary school student finds a loaded gun in his backpack and then tells his teacher after he sees. . how the gun ended up with a second grader. plus, a mistake in delaware is going to cost big money to fix. we'll explain why taxpayers have to pay up all because of six inches.
right now on nbc 10 news today, shot in the head. one man is in critical condition this morning white two are in custody. hear why investigators believe the victim was targeted. people say -- well, former governor rendell, who should keep his mouth shut. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenny fires back at former governor ed rendell after a recent comment
on the proposed sugary drinks tax. why kenny says rendell should keep his mouth shut. and we're back near 90 today. here's a live look. beautiful morning. right now we're in the 50s and 60s across the area, but it will get a lot warmer today. we'll let you know how warm. just about 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. it's going to be a sizzler today. let's get to bill henley. >> 64 degrees in philadelphia. we will see some sunshine across the area. just a few high clouds to start with. they will not last all day. temperatures into the upper 80s. 90 degrees for philadelphia. that's warmer than yesterday. you'll see sunshine in new jersey. in fact, at the shore skies are starting to brighten up. 78 degrees. 89 in the lehigh valley. 90 degrees in delaware. look at the weekend forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> yeah, bill, and we're
watching 95 right now around gerrard avenue. no big problems so far or delays in either direction. we always look at the southbound drive times. into center city, sometimes we see those delays first. of course, we do. it's a 13-minute trip. these a speeds are into the 60s. if you're in new jersey heading into delaware, there's still that emergency construction on the delaware memorial bridge. it's just the left lane closed heading into delaware. we're in the green right here. no problems or delays heading back into new jersey on the turnpike or to 295. vai and tracy? >> thank you. we have breaking news right now. one man is in critical condition this morning. two others are in custody after the victim was shot in the head. nbc