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> . [ cheers and applause ] right now on "nbc10 news today," the jersey shore kicks off the memorial day weekend with beach weather for the unofficial start to summer. if you are staying in town, the forecast in philly will be warm and humid, plenty of sunshine today, but we are tracking rain. we'll let you know when it will arrive. just as the memorial day weekend gets under way, a small world war ii era plane crashes into the hudson river between new york and new jersey killing the pilot. we'll get the latest on the investigation. good morning. this is "nbc10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. it's 5:00 on this saturday. thanks for being with us. let's get right to meteorologist
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erica martin with our holiday weekend weather. first time on the air here, erica. thank you for being with us this morning. i understand you were busy earlier this week doing a little storm chasing. >> yes, rosemary. thank you for having me. i was storm chasing earlier. that's pretty much what i do, extreme weather. i'm so happy to be here in the studio nice and safe with you, rosemary. for this upcoming weekend we have a lot to talk about, because we do have really nice conditions for today. a hot and humid day in the forecast for today, but a major change on the approach by tomorrow evening into monday. so memorial day looks like it's going to be a washout. i'll discuss that and more in my extended forecast. otherwise a live look outside. conditions are dry right now, and it looks like just a few clouds pushing through. a high pressure system sitting right over north carolina is going to keep conditions really nice, at least through tomorrow. now, right now we're seeing lots of 60s, mid to upper 60s across
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the area. and the day pans out rather nicely. lots of upper 80s, perhaps a few mid 90s, but conditions will not be that comfortable as far as humidity goes. dew points are on the rise. we are seeing upper 60s to mid 70s. another concern for today to be mindful of, we do have an air quality issue. ozone right now. if you do suffer from asthma, it's something to be mindful of. i always like to give everybody the heads up. uv index today will be very high. coming up in my full forecast we'll discuss that in further detail, and we're also going to talk about the tropical system just offshore. back to you. thanks for that. the memorial day weekend marks the start of the summer season. nbc10 was on the boards in ocean city yesterday where plenty of team were enjoying the summerlike temperatures. a lot of folks will mark the weekend with a trip to the shore or to the delaware beaches.
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with a traditional unlocking of the ocean, atlantic city is now open for summer business. all eyes are on the city's bottom line. memorial day weekend, of course, is one reason. another came yesterday when new jersey governor chris christie signed a package of bills to keep a.c. from running out of cash. the city has five months to balance the books. in exchange for part of the deal a.c. will stay financially afloat with temporary loans. the holiday weekend started out windy on the atlantic city board walk. abdul rufh owns a t-shirt shop on the board walk and he tells us they're please to see people returning to the shops on the shores. >> 70% of our business will come in the next three months. >> atlantic city this time of the year is fabulous. i encourage everyone to come
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down. >> memorial day day is the kickoff to summer. >> i have been waiting for it. visitors and businesses they'll patronize are expected to give atlantic city an economic boost after a slow spring. remember it rained for a good bit of the month of may. we'll have a live report from the shore later in the news cast. this weekend extra bomb screening dogs and screeners will help people get more quickly through the airport. the dogs allow travelers to leave their shoes on going through security. today burlington county will honor our nation's heroes with a memorial day weekend tribute at the william doyle veterans cemetery in rightstown, at the cemetery yesterday. boy scouts, girl scouts, clubs and brownies placed american flags on the graves. each child will receive a patch for their work honoring the vets and reminding all of us what
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memorial day is all about. >> i have had family members who have fought in every single war this country has ever fought. so it's really important to me to make sure that i let the veterans know that i care. >> today's ceremony the a the cemetery includes a flyover by new jersey's 177th fighter wing plus a 21-gun salute. take the free nbc10 app with you for your memorial day plans. check the first alert forecast. we update it all the time, personalize it for your neighborhood. plus you'll get traffic alerts and push alerts as soon as news breaks. a crash? >> take a look. this crash caught on camera. shows a plane hitting the hudson river between new york city and new jersey yesterday. the pilot died. the vintage war plane was seen circling just before it went down. it was flying to advertise an air show this weekend at jones beach. the faa says the world war ii vintage p-47 thunderbolt crashed into the river right around 7:30
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last night. according to firefighters on the scene the plane had engine trouble before it went down just about two miles south of the gw bridge. witnesses saw the pilot try to get out of the plane, but was unable to free himself before it sank. the coast guard says it will work to pull the plane from the water a little bit later on this morning. the crash happened near the same site as the miracle on the hudson. you may remember in 2009 captain sully sullenberger made an emergency landing on the river after a bird strike took out his plane's engine. everybody on board the u.s. airways flight survived. new from overnight. back in our area, a baby is in the hospital after this three-car accident in montgomery county. crews were called to city avenue and marion road around 1:30 this morning. one of the cars was on fire. a 6-month-old baby girl went to children's hospital of philadelphia for treatment. we are trying to get more
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information about her condition. as soon as we have more developments, we'll pass it along. also new from overnight, one man is in the hospital after his motorcycle crashed in philadelphia. nbc10 was on scene in feltonville where police tell us the motorcycle was crossing roosevelt boulevard on "c" street and collided with a car around 12:45 this morning. the rider is in critical condition. no reports of any other injuries. police are still investigating. philadelphia police are also busy this morning looking for the driver who hit and killed a preacher in kensington and didn't stop. the victim's family identifies him as a 57-year-old ella laron. police tell us he was killed when he went to get back into his van after taking some people home from the church. >> we know he was a man of god, and we are sure that he is in
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heaven. >> detectives are looking for a 1998 to 2008 dark-colored saab similar in the one you just saw. police found a chrome saab logo at the scene that they believe came from the car's front grill. usa, usa. >> more violent clashes just outside of a donald trump event this time in san diego. we'll show you what happened when police stepped in. and from trump talk to pump talk. what it will cost you to fill up the tank this weekend. are you over-saving? we'll have the answers next.
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now, your nbc10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> hi. i'm meteorologist eric martin with an update on your holiday weekend weather. a muggy day all around. we're getting a little bit of a southerly push. air quality alert in the forecast.
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it does look like ozone could affect us throughout the day. so be mindful of that if you do suffer from asthma. your memorial day weekend forecast, keeping it in the upper 80s to low 90s for most of the area, but i want you to notice, by sunday into monday we're starting to see slightly cooler temperatures. for today we're going to see a couple of clouds in the forecast, and then tomorrow increasing clouds, at least through the second half of sunday. and it looks unsettled sunday into monday. memorial day pretty much a washout. but keep in mind today will be, of course, the best day to get on out there and enjoy. apply that sun screen often because that uv index will be very high. outside right now it's pretty quiet. we do have just a few clouds pushing on through, and do not forget to look at the bottom of the screen. you do have your local forecast running on by. so keep that in mind for the entire day. next 12 hours, panning out nicely. we do have the warmer temperatures. again, trending warm at least until a cold front pushes through by monday, but not for right now. and notice this current wind
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direction. just offshore. this is why we are getting the muggier conditions. not much to talk about as far as those wind speeds go, but this is, again, why it feels just a little humid out there. and with the temperatures on the rise, be sure you stay hydrated throughout the entire day. back to you. it's humid here in the studio. if you're hitting road this holiday weekend the average price of gas nationwide is about $2.30. not bad. 34 cents less than a year ago, but it's the highest price this year. prices are creeping up. $2.47 is the cost in philadelphia. and the suburbs outside philly and pennsylvania. in south jersey, $2.12 a gallon. in delaware, $2.24. 12 minutes after 5:00 on this saturday. a close call for an officer who had to run for his life as a tree came crashing down. how helping others put him at risk.
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tragedy on the track. two racehorses die as horrified spectators look on. we discuss what's being done to keep future thoroughbreds and their jockeys safe. will you ever have the money to retire? a startling study finds many in our area must choose between working much longer or living in poverty. the urban league of philadelphia expands its reach. coming up sunday morning at 11:30 following "meet the press" only on nbc10.
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wow. a police officer in passaac county couldn't get out of the way of the falling tree. the officer ended up breaking his wrist trying to get to safety as the 60-foot poplar fell onto the road. he was trying to move another
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fallen tree out of the road in ringwood when the poplar fell right down on top of the street. usa, usa, usa. >> donald trump's latest rally in california sparked more violence in the streets. scuffles between pro and anti-trump protesters brought out police in riot year. more than a dozen people needed medical treatment. the presumptive gop nominee did not mention the violence, though, at his rally. donald trump is backing off the idea of debating democratic candidate bernie sanders. on thursday trump told reporters the debate was on if the event could raise $10 million for a cause like women's health. sanders' campaign took trump seriously and starting negotiating with tv networks but yesterday trump killed the plan. here is his reasoning and sanders' reaction to it. >> if you're in first place you don't want to really debate a
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guy who is in second place. >> you know, i hope that he changes his mind, again. i mean. mr. trump is known to change his mind many times in a day. >> sanders called trump a bully, daring him to agree to a debate. we'll see how that plays out. last night bernie sanders supporters pushing for votes in south jersey. folks from the sanders campaign office in burlington county went door to door. at a neighborhood in pemberton they're planning a bigger push for votes ahead of the new jersey primary on june 7th. democratic frontrunner hillary clinton plans to return to the garden state next week. she is scheduled to stop in newark on wednesday. thursday she is due to speak on the west windsor campus of mercer community college. clinton's office has said she will be pushing for her plan to raise family incomes. former president bill clinton talked to voters inside a gym in edison yesterday.
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he said his wife is the only presidential contender with a proven record of getting things done. democrats say they're making their platform more inclusive ahead of this summer's national convention in philadelphia. yesterday party leaders announced plans to hold four public hearings around the country. the hearings begin june 8th in washington, d.c. bernie sanders is pressing for more input with the party's platform, even warning that things could get, quote, quite messy, end quote, in philadelphia during the july convention. tomorrow on nbc's "meet the press," former california governor arnold schwarzenegger will discuss the presidential race ahead of the california primary on june 7th. that's tomorrow morning at 10:30 here on nbc10. now your nbc10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> hi. i'm meteorologist erica martin with an update on the weather. conditions for this weekend? it's a mixed bag. we have a really nice saturday in the forecast. by the second half of your sunday it looks like some severe
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weather could make it here, especially overnight sunday into monday. so memorial day may be a washout, but let's focus on today. hot and humid. a very nice day in the forecast to say the least. we have concerns as far as air quality index and we also have a high uv index for today. keep in mind the conditions will be muggy. dew points in the upper 60s to low 70s. by tomorrow, we do have some active weather on the approach as a coastal system, now a tropical development, just starts to push onshore and likely to affect the carolina coastline and it will continue to move northeastward or northward and that's why we'll see unsettled weather late sunday into monday. otherwise, right now temperatures mainly in the 60s. seeing some upper 60s. for most of the region a few low 60s as well. as the day progresses we're certainly going to see the upper 80s to low 90s. right now it looks like the suburbs are seeing mainly clear
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skies, upper 60s. lehigh valley. mid to upper 60s and a couple of clouds pushing through ahead of that unsettled weather that's soon to approach by later tomorrow. otherwise, high temperatures for today. delaware seeing low 90s. a few clouds at best. mostly clear skies for today. that's certainly good news. futurecast. i started at 5:00 a.m. notice how we're starting to see a little bit of spotty showers just offshore. really not much going on. just daytime heating. a lot of time the clouds just build up into the atmosphere and a few sprinkles at best is maybe what you'll see. notice that by tomorrow we're starting to see some clouds developing from the southeast. and that's because we do have coastal system, the tropical development. so sunday into monday looks like a washout. early monday morning especially. keep in mind you may see some localized flooding. i emphasize that especially because this is a holiday weekend. so again, today is the pick of the holiday weekend.
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get on out there and enjoy. i know rosemary and i certainly will do that as soon as we're done here because by later tomorrow into monday it's going to be not as nice. notice how quickly everything starts to clear on out. by tuesday we may see spotty showers. otherwise, a wider perspective here, we'll see the showers creep in by later tomorrow. enjoy if you are headed up to enjoy pretty much the lake area. tomorrow temperatures are going to top out in the 80s. i want you to see here 74 degrees by monday, a cold front pushing on through. so today is the pick of memorial day weekend. back to you. >> thanks, erica. the memorial day weekend is a very busy time, of course, at the jersey shore and the delaware beaches, especially when you've got temperatures creeping up to 90. but those are not the only places where you can find family fun. ♪ ♪ >> tonight at 7:00, the philly pops and the mann center for
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performing arts present memorial salute, a concert honoring all those who served. nbc10's chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz will emcee the event. police, and firefighters can see the show for free along with their family. philadelphia public schoolteachers, students and administrators can also get free tickets. it's open to the public, though, and the tickets are reasonably priced. for details go to or check out the nbc10 app. 22 minutes after 5:00 right now on this saturday. coming up next, the nbc10 investigators updates their look at just how many philadelphia schools don't follow the fire code when it comes to fire drills. they take you inside a local school for a real fire drill.
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ever since the nbc10 investigators revealed that just 15% of philly's schools followed
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the fire code, superintendant dr. william height promised to hold principals accountable. after our story aired, one principal was eager to prove his school was safe. so he invited investigative reporter mitch blocker to a fire drill. [ alarm ] >> reporter: when the alarm sounds at fox chase elementary the principal says his kids know what to do. >> that was amazing. >> reporter: the principal invited us inside after the nbc10 investigators revealed his school documented just two fire drills last year. philly fire code says schools have to do ten. >> it's my job to keep my kids and staff safe. i take full responsibility for that. unfortunately the number does not reflect what we did do. >> reporter: fox chase elementary is just one of 94 schools we analyzed that failed to follow the fire code last year, according to records provided by the philadelphia school district. >> this is one of the most important things that you can do for the students and the faculty. >> reporter: we showed the national fire protection
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association's robert solomon who philly schools documented. he is not surprised since our investigation parents have asked their principals about fire drills. >> those are legitimate questions for them to be asking. why wasn't it done. >> reporter: principal told us his kids practiced more drills than he documented. >> how many fire drills did you do last year? >> i would say probably seven to eight. >> reporter: how do you know? >> it's not documented. you're right. >> reporter: he showed us his school's fire drill log going back to 1971 and confirming the information the district provided. fox chase elementary only documented two official fire drills last year. why can't you write down every time you do a fire drill? >> i wasn't here since 1971, but i can honestly tell you that, like i said, when you're juggling ten different things maybe documenting the fire drill wasn't done. maybe it was a clerical error, you know. it just -- just wasn't there.
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>> reporter: the drill we documented was quiet, orderly and quick. it took two minutes to evacuate the school. the log shows this is the seventh drill this year with four weeks left of school. >> it would be one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. there will be eight done. >> reporter: so it's two short. >> yes. >> reporter: are you going to make an effort to do ten? >> well, to do the ten would be compliant, but it's one a month. so, you know, in my opinion, then, just doing that would be just to do the compliance issue, if i'm told to do that, yeah, absolutely. >> reporter: the principal says he's now assigned someone to specifically document when a fire drill happens. he said resources are an issue and to do a fire drill you need a certain number of staff, depending on the day or the budget, a principal may or may not have enough. for the investigators, i'm mitch blocker. step nbc10 news. 5:27 on this saturday.
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the memorial day weekend is just getting started. >> summerlike weather helps the jersey shore kick off the holiday fun, but how long will that sunshine last? erica, i have a feeling we've got a little bit of rain in store. >> that's right, rosemary. great question there. we do have some showers on the approach, but not for today. get on out there and enjoy. coming up, my full forecast, and i have your extended ten-day forecast. see you in just a bit.
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2016 promises to be a great summer. no place better to enjoy it than right here in atlantic city. >> coming off tough times and with help now on the way from trenton, atlantic city kicks off the memorial day weekend with high hopes. we'll have a live look at what's happening in a.c. coming up. plenty to do this weekend. here is a live look outside over philadelphia, center city. a little bit of a breeze out there. but it is pretty darn warm. 70 degrees at the moment. summerlike weather in store for whatever you may have planned outside. guess what. we've got some changes to our weather on the way. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's 5:30 on this saturday. meteorologist erica martin has


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