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and the lehigh valley, it's cooler. that's the dry air, scattered clouds but with sunshine, it's going to be a fast warmup. 70s by 8:00, 80s by 11:00. we will warm into the middle to upper 80s this afternoon. with a breezy day ahead for each part of our area, we'll see the humanity drop. winds out of the west means the warmup even at the shore, 82 degrees. philadelphia is heading to 88 degrees this afternoon. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has anç upda from the first alert traffic center. >> still watching construction, bill. this is in mt. laurel on route 73 and the 295 interchange. you can see the active work zone causing some delays now. it's a slow go because we're starting to see more cars, of course, head out the door. if you're headed towards berlin or voorhees, one lane right now, because of that construction. no problems headed northbound by the scene or construction to worry about. we'll keep it in new jersey, a few things going on there.
this is in hopewell township, downed wires and poles from yesterday's storms at route 29 at washington crossing road. it's closed and they're detouring traffic around the scene. be on standby over the tacony palmyra. that's scheduled for 5:35 this morning. in the next couple of minutes you'll see delays. take the betsy ross as your alternate. it will be just fine there. we're following breaking news out of delaware county this morning where a family in chester was rescued after a fire torched their home. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on scene. three of the people rescued are children. tell us. >> that's right, tracy. all of them were taken to the hospital. i'll tell you, the folks in this apartment building, this three-story house were sleeping, most of them at the time. i'll step out of the way. you can see what is left out of this building here. heavier flames were on west 3rd street and yarnell. five people in all were rescued, including those three young children. see the fire escape? firefighters say that was a key
factor here in saving these folks. it started around 12:30 this morning. chester fire is telling us there was a heavy fire on the second floor when they pulled up. firefighters say this house has several units, about a half dozen apartments here along with 12 tenants who live here. those rescued were taken to crozer-chester medical center for observation. no serious injuries fortunately. one of the tenants told me he was in bedou when he heard shouting. >> there was a family of seven next door. i ran next door, was banging on the door to make sure they got out. >> good work there. they all got out. and the fire is out as well. this is on west 3rd street at yarnell in chester. a lot of damage caused by that fire. a lot of these folks are out of the home this morning..
the red cross was here earlier. the fire marshal still trying to figure out how this fire started. live in chester, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 72 degrees outside. it's the last day of school for students in philadelphia but at some schools, the work is about to pick up for the summer. >> schools hoping to become community schools in the fall are wait fog hear from the city if they've been chosen. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in south philadelphia with more on how this could change entire communities. katy? >> hi, tracy. behind me south works school houses about 700 students from pre-k to eighth grade. here they want to become one of the city's first community schools. now, when mayor jim kenney took office, he vowed to make 25 philadelphia public schools into community schools by the end of his first term. the model is based on the idea that the building itself would be used for much more than teaching children during the day.
the school, for example, could partner with a hospital that would open a health clinic in the school for kids and their parents or a university could come in to offer adult language classes or counseling for kz after school. things families here in the south works community need. >> most of our kids have needs well beyond the classroom, whether it's growing up in poverty or experiencing trauma or not having enough money to afford a winter coat or have dental care or eat nutritious food. >> so what gives south works school an edge above others vying for this distinction? right now, they're already working with 25 organizations and companies in philadelphia to offer programs for kids and the communities. that's one thing. also, coming up in the next 45 minutes, we're going to talk about the one thing that parents in this community say the school needs that will help them get
more involved. reporting live in south philly, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. it is move-in day in south philadelphia. democratic national convention organizers are getting ready to take over the wells fargo center center starting today. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live for us at the center this morning. this is just the beginning of what will be a busy political summer in philadelphia. >> vai, it definitely is. people participating in the convention or in town. they're checking out their hotels, finishing up training sessions and today they'll be taking a final tour of the wells fargo center. organizers will be getting a lay of the land here so they can get their delegates ready for the upcoming convention. part of that prep includes preparing for the protesters that are expected to attend. >> everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard. that's who we are as a party. when we cut that off and don't allow that, we become the other party. that's not who we are. >> that was the ceo of the convention saying the democratic
party is home to many opinions. anybody who comes here to express them peacefully is welcome. reporting live at the wells fargo center, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. -- was in washington yesterday to talk about the security at the dnc. here's what he had to say about handling potential protesters at the convention. >> what's the sense of having a democracy if you can't say what you think and protest when you want to? obviously the destruction of property aren't harming anyone, obviously is out of bounds. it's not part of your first amendment rights. saying what you want to say as long as and as loud as you want to say it, we're prepared to let people do that. >> there will be a designated protest area across the street from the wells fargo center. 5:36. 72 degrees outside. we have new information on the bill cosby sex assault case. the pennsylvania supreme court is refusing to hear the
comedian's appeal. that decision was made on monday. cosby's attorneys wanted the supreme court to dismiss the case. they said former montgomery county d.a. bruce castor promised the office would never prosecute the case. cosby's accused of drugging and molesting a former temple university employee in his cheltenham home in 2004. the defense contends it was a consensual relationship. we have new information on a new kind of jellyfish that started to invade barnegat bay. they have found dozens of the creatures so far this week. a jellyfish stung a swimmer earlier this month, putting him in the hospital for a couple day days. the clinging jellyfish have not beenç found off ocean beaches, only in back bays. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> coming up on 5:38.
we're starting off with some clouds in philadelphia. low clouds and some areas of fog in the western suburbs. we'll see sunshine today. that's going to really warm things up. the clouds have been starting to thin out. 72 degrees now in philadelphia. near 80 degrees at 10:00. look at the winds picking up this afternoon. a 17 mile-an-hour wind. that's at 2:00 today. that's dry air that's going to be flooding into the area, making for a nice comfortable day today. suburbs will see plenty of sunshine. any fog this morning disappears. 75 degrees at 10:00. middle 80s by 4:00 this afternoon. the lehigh valley, you can see the clouds that remain after the storms yesterday, thin scattered clouds. not expecting to see wet weather today. with sunshine, 80s by lunch time and climbing. south jersey, clouds over interior new jersey. at this time, the clouds will be thinning out. they're starting to thin out right now. 65 degrees. upper 70s at 10:00.
middle 80s at 2:00 this afternoon. we'll have that wind continuing this afternoon. even in the 4:00 hour. with the northwesterly wind, even the shore will be warm today, into the 80s this afternoon. any light fog disappears into the low 80s by lunch time and low to mid-80s this afternoon. delaware, clouds overhead. those clouds will be thinning out. sunshine will take us into the 80s by noontime and middle 80s by this afternoon. that wind will be present through the day. great news. it will dry out today and make for a comfortable but warm summer day. that's today. seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. if you notice it, it shows a seven-day for each part of our area. it is going to show us wet weather for tomorrow but it's out of here for the weekend. got the ten-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> thank you, bill. 20 minutes before 6:00 a.m. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has you covered.
what are you seeing on 202? >> 202 is pretty empty, right around 29. no problems with drive times either. good news if you head out the door on 202 in the morning. we have a six-minute drive time headed northbound from 29 at this point to the schuylkill expressway. it says average speeds are clocking into the 70s. some people are moving pretty fast out there. don't suggest that. route 147 headed eastbound at west anglesey drive. the tacony palmyra was scheduled to april around 5:35. take the betsy ross bridge as your alternate. the burlington bristol, the ben and the walt are doing great so far. 72 degrees here in our studios in bala cynwyd at 5:40. in the wake of the terror in orlando and the nationwide debate on gun control, one lawmaker is raising eyebrows over his latest facebook post.
we'll tell you why the state senator with congressional hopes is now under fire over a special promotion. plus, a donation milestone right here in philadelphia. for young hospital patients and their families. we'll tell you about the program that's been helping them out for decades and the impressive number it just set. fios is not cable. we're wired differently.
it's been just two days since u.s. senators voted down several gun control measures. >> now a republican senator has a new proposal to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists. maine senator susan collins is proposing federal prosecutors bar guns to those on the no-fly list and those that can fly but only after intensive screening. mitch mcconnell hasn't said whether there will be a vote on her proposal. pat toomey says he will support the bill. toomey faced backlash from voting against monday's bill. the senate voted down four proposed gun control measures, two from republicans and two from the democrats. the measures were designed to keep terrorists from getting guns and expand the background check system. pennsylvania congressman bob brady is proposing a bill that
would prevent the legislature from overturning the gun control laws. philadelphia threw out ordinances that limited ggn purchases and banned assault weapons. meantime, a florida state senator running for congress is raffling off an assault rifle to people who look his facebook page. he says it's to bring attention to second amendment rights. two philadelphia men are behind bars after police stopped them and found more than 900 pounds of marijuana. both of these men were arrested on i-95 in maryland monday night. this picture taken by maryland state police shows exactly how massive this haul was. you can see box on top of boxes. police pulled over the men on the northbound exit ramp from i-95 in cecil county. officers suspected something and called on a canine sniffing dog who alerted them to the drugs.
a judge dealt a setback to the obama administration saying federal regulators do not have the authority to make rules for fracing. a u.s. district judge said yesterday that congress had not authorized a bureau of land management to write regulations for hydraulic fracturing which is used to get fossil fuels from the ground. the bureau and coalition of environmental groups say the rules are necessary to protect the environment. from our delaware bureau, people living in new castle finally have their own grocery store again. a bran new superg market opened up yesterday along route 9 near the delaware memorial bridge. this fills a void for thousands of people after two other supermarkets closed last november. even though it wasn't quite ready, the store manager says they opened early because their customers really needed a place to shop. >> the community has been begging for the store to be open. we made the decision to go ahead and open the store, get an early
preview and work things out as we go. >> many people in this area rely on public transportation. before this store opened yesterday, their closest grocery store was almost four miles away in wilmington. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. we're in for a warm day today and a breezy summer day. we will see bright sunshine and the winds will be coming in out of the northwest. that's dry air flooding into the area. it's going to do a couple things for us. get rid of any fog around this morning, isolated fog in the suburbs. it will push the clouds out of here and make for a nice warmup at the shore as well. but i'm already tracking the next round of showers and thunderstorms. they are due in tomorrow. you won't see them today. satellite and the radar shows scattered clouds right now for philadelphia. wet weather that is going to be moving into the area tomorrow, moving through the midwest into iowa and illinois.
that's on track for tomorrow. but it won't do you do an-day rainfall. 6:00 this evening, chicago will be getting the wet weather while we'll be nice and dry and sunny and warm and comfortable with low humidity. but the clouds will be moving in early tomorrow morning. that's the wet weather pushing in from the west. that's due in during the morning and into the afternoon when we could see some thunderstorms. but things are looking good for the weekend. we'll be out of the wet weather for friday and saturday. temperatures in the low to mid-80s on friday. warming up over the weekend, upper 80s for philadelphia. even some 80s possible at the shore. then come sunday, the temperatures climb into the low 90s for a couple spots for new jersey and for philadelphia. 86 degrees in delaware andç 83 degrees at the shore. that's the weekend. before we get there, though, we'll get wet weather tomorrow. not today. today you'll need sunglasses.
forget about the umbrella. a warm one, yes, but the humidity will be dropping. showers, thunderstorms tomorrow. that will keep us cooler. they're done by the weekend. there's your warmup through the weekend and into next week. sunday 90 degrees, back up to 90 on monday. then a chance we'll see showers and thunderstorms return for tuesday and wednesday. a break on thursday and a possibility of more showers on friday. tracy, vai? >> bill, thanks. just about ten minutes before 6:00. let's get you to work. let's check 95. >> jessica boyington is looking at 95 on the cameras. >> a few moments ago we did have an accident scene on 95 right around the philadelphia international airport. all clear now. no police activity to report on the scene anymore. no delays whether you're headed north or southbound on 95 right now. hopewell township, we're watching it for a downed pole and wires because of the storms that happened last night. on route 29 at washington crossing road, watch for closures there. we are in the process of that opening over the tacony palmyra. it was scheduled for 5:35 this
morning. watch for delays. take the betsy ross bridge as your alternate. if you take the burlington bristol, no scheduled openings right now. we'll keep you updated. no problems in philadelphia heading over the ben. the likely sixers pick in tomorrow's nba draft is getting a head start on what life is like here in the city. we'll tell you about the special meal he shared with jimmy fallon on "the tonight show." ♪
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morning, everyone. jessica boyington watching first alert traffic right now. we're watching the blue route. this is around mac dade boulevard. no problems or delays in either direction. we're not seeing a ton of volume on a lot of our majors yet. we are watching construction. i'll update you on those parts when i come back in the 6:00 hour. >> new jersey governor chris christie is pushing for equal funding for every student across the state. christie announced a plan that would distribute aid equally to students in the state's roughly 600 school districts. students at lower income school districts get more money per
student than students at higher income suburban schools n. newark they spent $750 million a year on education that yields a 69% graduation rate. think they could spend 350 million and get a 69% graduation rate? >> the proposal was calleden constitution aand harmful to the state's most vulnerable children. here are the winning numbers. 6, 13, 21, 49, 50, mega ball was 10. the estimated jackpot had been 333 million. now goes up to an estimated 363 million. next drawing is friday. >> only 363 million? doesn't seem like that much these days. as far as lotto goes. >> your standards, i don't know. if you're one of the 50 million people who won a class-action lawsuit against ticket master, get ready to see free concerts. >> the company has released a list of eligible artists.
♪ >> and gwen stefani is one of them. ticket master agreed to give the free ticket vouchers after it lost a class-action suit over processing fees. here are some of the eligible acts coming to town. duran duran, rascal flatts, weezer and others. keep in mind, the list of free concertsstantly updated. the children's hospital of philadelphia is celebrating a milestone, its 1 millionth book donation. the hospital's reach out and read program presented that 1 millionth book to 3-year-old ashton witherspoon. the philadelphia 76ers have the top pick in tomorrow night's nba draft. >> all signs point to them
taking lsu forward ben simmons. he had an early taste of the national spotlight last night. take a look. >> please welcome the best ç 19-year-old on the planet, ben simmons, everybody. >> he was a guest on "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon last night. they talked about the excitement of being 't possible first pick in the draft. fa fallon treated him to a cheese steak. he talked about coming to the u.s. >> the level of competition out here is much higher than back home. i figured i wanted to play against the best and be the best. america is the spot for that. >> simmons has already signed a multimillion dollar endorsement deal with nike. four minutes before 6:00 right now. happening today, more than two months after winning the national championship, villanova's men's basketball team will get another award. the wildcats will be presented with the 2016 john wanamaker athletic award.
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nbc 10 news starts now. >> house fire rescue. firefighters save a family from flames. we'll tell you how it all played out in a live report. >> we're going to confer with my lawyers and figure out what our next steps are. >> congressman convicted. we'll tell you what's next for congressman chaka fattah now that he's been found guilty of federal corruption charges. people are cleaning up in cape may county following yesterday's heavy winds and the national weather service is looking into whether a tornado is responsible for that damage. 6:00 a.m. good wednesday morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. tip of the hat to bill henley who issued the first alert yesterday morning. today i think the coast is clear. let's get right to bill henley