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roadways. we've seen quite a bit of rainfall today. up through the lehigh valley, bucks county, light to moderate rain right near allentown and easton. as we go into the poconos, we have heavier rainfall. this has prompted a flood advisory. there is a threat for localized flooding, street and creek flooding until 9:30. maybe an inch of rain, possibly we'll see two inches by the time it's all said and done. now, for tomorrow we have a different threat out there. we have some excessive heat warnings, heat advisories for the area. temperatures will be in the 90s with the humidity feeling like triple-digit heat. we'll talk more about this and your weekend forecast coming up. now to decision ç2016 coverage tonight. the push for pennsylvania which will be a key battleground state in this november's election. today brand-new nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll shows the democrat hillary clinton is holding a nine-point lead over gop rival donald trump right here in pennsylvania. she has 45% there to trump's
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36%. but that is a much smaller advantage than she had back in april. the poll taken after the fbi director said clinton was careless in how she handled her e-mails while she was secretary of state. nbc 10's aundrea cline-thomas joining us at the home of the upcoming dnc. what are both campaigns saying about getting the edge here in the keystone state. >> reporter: both the clinton and trump campaigns have similar grass roots game plans. now, they're knocking on doors, registering new voters, hoping to get people out to the polls. >> the margins are getting narrower every day. it's tilly going to make a big difference. >> reporter: in the basement of a cafe, they strategize. it's part of clinton's campaign effort to galvanize their base. >> i'll be working on voter registration, going out and standing in front of the local shops. >> reporter: the republican party is campaigning for donald
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trump, going door to door on the weekends. >> seeing a lot of blue collars voting for barack obama in 2008, voted for barack obama in 2012, they will not be voting for hillary clinton. >> reporter: a new nbc "wall street journal" maris poll has hillary clinton up nine points over donald trump in pennsylvania. clinton was 15 points ahead in april. >> the fact that her numbers have dropped from the last polls that were taken shows more of the fbi investigation, benghazi, e-mails, it shows people do not trust hillary clinton. >> reporter: clinton's lead narrowed slightly when third-party candidates are factored in. despite her controversies, she remains ahead. >> it takes everybody. we can't just expect some people to vote, and then you don't get what you want because you sat back and you thought that the rest of us were going to carry you through. >> reporter: pennsylvania is a key swing state that will be crucial come november. >> philadelphia's very important. we're the largest city of any swing state in the country. this is where a lot of the focus is going to be in the coming
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general election. >> reporter: there was another poll released today, and that put trump ahead of clinton by just two points here in pennsylvania. despite the differences, what the polls really signify is this is still very much of aç tight race. outside the wells fargo center, nbc 10 news. >> keeps it interesting. this all comes less than a week before the republican national convention which begins next monday. a week later, the democratic national convention kicks off as we said right here in philadelphia. that's on july 25th. count on nbc 10 for the most in-depth coverage of the dnc. we'll be bringing you live broadcasts from here, the wells fargo center. plus, we'll have a team of reporters tracking everything coming from the clinton campaign. but first, we're off to the rnc. nbc 10 is sending the largest team of reporters to downtown cleveland. we'll give you inside access to everything happening at that convention to help you make your
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decision in 2016. we'll have live coverage that all starts sunday night at 11:00 right here on nbc 10. donald trump is set to make his decision on a running mate by this friday, and new jersey governor chris christie remains in the running. christie joins two other vice presidential finalists. newt gingrich and mike pence. there could be a fourth possibility for vice president. senator jeff sessions from alabama also met with trump today. he's a close adviser to trump who was one of the first senators to endorse the presumptive nominee. tonight, trump is in a bamt of words with supreme court justice ruth bader ginsberg. read why he's calling on her to resign right now on the nbc 10 app. jack mar kel signed legislation today restoring voting rights to felons who still owe money to the state. it gets rid of a requirement that forced people with felony records to pay all fines, fees and restitution before they can
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vote again. delaware was one of three states still requiring released felons to pay outstanding fines before they could vote. we have new information about the breaking news we're following in fairmont park right now. we have learned five people were hurt, including three children in this accident right here on mlk drive, happened in the past hour. we're told all the injuries are nonlife-threatening. mlk drive, though, remains closed at this hour. striking casino workers in atlantic city took their protests all the way to trump tower in new york city today. dozens of workers from the trump taj mahal demonstrating outside donald trump's office, after protesting at carl icahn's doorstep. they say they profited from the taj mahal even as it went through multiple bankruptcies. workers at tropicana casino will vote onç their new contra tomorrow. those who worked at harrah's, bali's and caesars threatened to strike last month but they've
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now approved a new contract. now to a story you'll only see on 10. a poor box bandit on the loose, caught on camera, targeting churches in at least two pennsylvania counties. police in ambler, montgomery county, released this photo of the suspect. he stole cash from donation boxes three times in the last three several weeks. according to police, a pastor of a delaware county church caught the same guy trying to steal from his church as well. >> we don't like that they's preying on people that are out there trying to help their communities. it's a little disturbing. >> police say the man's believed to be in his 40s and was seen leaving both churches in a newer black suv. in the lehigh valley, a community wants a killer off the streets after a popular neighborhood barber was shot right outside his shop in allentown. the newlywed and father was sitting outside his business along south 8th street when someone murdered him.
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randy gyllenhaal live in allentown tonight. neighbors set up a memorial tonight. randy, those who knew the victim said he was friendly to everyone. >> reporter: yeah, neighbors said he would always sit outside of his barbershop, actually, right there, chatting it up with the entire neighborhood until yesterday when someone approached him, gunned him down and police say that killer still on the loose. loved ones of eric wagner say the 40-year-old barber wanted a fresh start for his new family. >> he wanted to cut hair. >> reporter: so he opened headliners barbershop and often sat outside greeting customers going home each day to his new wife and young son. >> he was all about the children and the family. they all looked up to him. they all loved him. they took somebody's father away from them. >> reporter: somebody walked up to his chair as he sat outside. witnesses heard almost a dozen shots. >> right here.
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i started screaming and crying and hollering. >> reporter: the suspect ran off, and neighbors say he was acting strange, asking around for cigarettes prior to the shooting. and now the family of the victim is mourning a newlywed father and longtime mentor. >> he was a great man. >> reporter: his nephew said wagner taught him to play football, helping him secure a scholarship to rutgers next fall. >> took him from his son, family, his wife. crazq. now they've got to go through this. this is a big loss. i hope we get justice, though. >> reporter: the family says they don't know a motive for the shooting. meantime, police say they're still investigating. at this point no arrests. randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. a new woman is taking charge of caring for philadelphia's most vulnerable children tonight. jim kenny announcing the new commissioner of the department of human services.
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they deal with what is called an unprecedented growth in the number of foster care children in its system. there are 6,100 in foster orkinship care now, which is almost 1,000 more than last year. >> the children will have a much better opportunity at being safe and secure and having a productive life. >> she will take over her new role coming up in september. free the philadelphia streets. that's what city officials are planning to do as they temporarily close part of south street to traffic to open the roadway up to walkers and cyclesists. this is a plan for a saturday in september. you'll remember lots of city roads were closed when pope francis visited back in september, which allowed people to walk and bike freely in the streets. this time around it will be on a much smaller scale and only last for five hours. attention all pokemon fans. if you or your kids are trying to catch them all, pennsylvania
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state police have a warning for you about the new pokemon go app. a game that puts players on the hunt for virtual characters in the real world. state police say playing it makes people distracted causing them to walk into oncoming traffic or even become the victims of a robbery. they're warning people not to trespass while they look for pokemon. one popular place to hunt for the pokemons is in wildwood at arcades and restaurants. the app is actually driving up business as the players wander around hunting for achievements. they also tell us they see people with their heads down accidently running into signs and even benches on the boardwalk. so, yeah, be careful out there. up next, dozens of brave graduates begin new careers in law enforcement today. amid a nationwide clash between officers and their communities. all new at 6:00, we speak to the officers about the challenge they'll be facing. a lot of 9 heavy rain has lightened up. still some showers on the radar,
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though, tonight. tomorrow, a different story. a lot of heat and humidity. i'll show you that fordsast going into your weekend, that's coming up next. okay, ready? whoa! [ explosion ] nothing should get in the way of the things you love.
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dallas police officers who died in the line of duty last week. family and friends filled this church to remember and celebrate the life of corporal lorne ahrens, and thousands celebrated a funeral mass for michael smith. one of the daughters of brent thompson spoke at his funeral about how proud she was of her dad. funerals for the other two officers are scheduled for friday and saturday. four philadelphia police officers are right there in dallas until friday. they will attend funeral services for each of the officers killed last week. one of them telling nbc 10 it's important to support the other officers who are trying to heal. they said they also learned they aren't the only ones supporting dallas tonight. >> good to see the support from the community. so many people think that nobody backs the police. clearly people do. >> donations were being collected to help the officers and their families.
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they were also paintings and flags. people could sign and send a personal message to the officers. tonight the ben franklin bridge will light up in blue. it will be in tribute to the fallen officers in dallas. looking live at the bridge right now which will join other bridges and buildings across the nation in paying tribute. nearly the same model robot used to kill the dallas sniper has been neutralizing dangerous situations in south jersey for years. only nbc 10 got a look at it today at the camden county sheriff's office. this robot can ke tect hazardous chemicals, climb stairs and defuse bombs. we asked the department if they would ever use the robot in the unprecedented way it was used in dallas. >> i would never rule out that we wouldn't. but it would be a very extreme case. >> dallas police chief david brown head se personally approved using his department's robot to kill the sniper and said he would do it again if necessary. the challenge of becoming a
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police officer may be greater now than at any other time in recent history. today in south jersey, three dozen police recruits graduated from the gloucester police academy. cydney long takes us inside the ceremony.ç >> reporter: consider it unwavered devotion to protect and serve. 36 police recruits earned their diplomas today. they will join the ranks, and the pomp and circumstance without an especially poignant moment of silence for all law enforcement who have sacrificed their lives. a moment to reflect on the last week, police shootings nationwide, five officers killed by a sniper in dallas and pro and anti-police protests.
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chris will hit the streets of bridgeton. he joined the academy at a much different time than we were living just ten days ago. >> with everything going on, i'm ready for it. i'm ready to make the world a better place. i'm going to make the best teams i can. i'm not nervous. >> i look ahead. >> reporter: they shared their tears as this moment when the oath of office comes at such a delicate and volatile time in u.s. policing. >> [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: the academy's agility and pt instructor call our world now tumultuous, but
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said she's ready to let them go because they're ready. cydney long, nbc 10 news. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> well, the showers are still with us. and they're not heavy like they were earlier. they're still here. they're kind of scattered at this point. fairly light rain right now. improvement, especially in delaware and new jersey. you can see all the heat lasting through the weekend. south jersey and delaware, a lot of breaks in the action from what we had just a couple of hours ago. zooming in to philadelphia, light, spotty rain. morristown, light, spotty showers. that will all slide toward the trenton area, but keep breaking up and lightening up. scattered light rain from philadelphia up through the lehigh valley, easton seeing some of the more moderate to as we go into the poconos, heavy
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areas of rain here. that's where we have the flood threat. the flood advisory until 9:30, up to two inches of rain possible. localized street and creek flooding there. as we go through tonight, a lot of the rain continuing to dive down. then tomorrow morning, can't rule out patchy fog early. overall we'll be on the drier side tomorrow morning. the humidity will go up so you will definitely notice that. later in the afternoon, can't rule out showers, maybe a thunderstorm around. but with the humidity and the heat, temperatures will be feeling around triple digits. later tomorrow evening, it's still going to be very warm. we have the excessive heat warning out because of the heat and humidity coming. excessive warning with a heat advisory for surrounding areas. basically it's just going to feel around 100 degrees. that's why we have it out, both thursday and friday. potentially dangerous heat for pretty much the entire area. you don't want to be outside for several hours at a time. you want to stay hydrated. this is the kind of weather where you definitely do not want
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to leave children and animals in the car. it's going to be way too hot outside for that. we could also be looking at heat wave number three as we go through thursday through saturday. temperatures in the 90s. sunday we could still be around 90 degrees. tomorrow, mid-90s. about 93 degrees. chance of showers. if you're in easton, 91 degrees, chance of shower and thunderstorm there. in galloway township, 92. then we stay in the mid to low 90s friday, even saturday. on sunday, still a hot day. not as humid over the weekend. we could see a few showers to our south on sunday. john? coming up, we'll tell you when dario will sign with the sixers. trying to trade one of the big men. and why ben simmons won't play tonight. all next.
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i'm john clark from comcast sports net. dario, you've heard a lot about him, he will sign with the sixers on friday. according to comcast sports net. simmons will not play tonight in the summer league game at 6:30. the team is going to rest him. he had eight points, eight rebounds, six assists last night. how will ben and dario play together? brett brown was play open last night about this being another process. >> similar games, similar styles. it will be a challenge. for those who haven't seen him play, there will be a real
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excitement of how versatile he is. there is a toughness that the city of philadelphia is just going to fall in love with. he is a bull in a china shop type player. >> we like to hear that. the sixers have a bunch of big men, and apparently three is a crowd. the sixers reportedly tried to trade oak oh for or noelle prior to the draft. it appears they're still trying. >> you're comfortable heading into the season with the three big guys on the roster? >> absolutely not. but i think what we are comfortable doing is saying we're not going to make a bad deal just to make a deal. when i say in a playful way, no, i'm not comfortable, i think we could be a better basketball team if we could distribute that talent better. and maybe take one of those assets and, you know, address other needs on the roster. >> still trying to trade one of them. nfl tom brady had his appeal denied so his four-game
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suspension stands. sean mccoy will not be punished by the nfl for the club fight in philly.
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now for a look at what's coming up at 11:00. the debate over police tactics comes to a local mall.ç the merchant who said he was told to stop selling shirts critical of police, if he wanted to keep doing business. that story tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. sheena here is here with a last check of the weather. >> scattered, lighter showers. we'll be watching the thunderstorm right around harrisburg. that might be moving into berks county soon. and parts of the poconos seeing quite a bit of rainfall. here's your ten-day forecast. tomorrow chance of a shower, around 93 degrees. look at the 90s, friday, saturday, possibly sunday as well. so tomorrow and friday we have excessive heat and humidity, feeling like triple digits. we'll be watching that closely.
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just stay hydrated. >> summertime. >> yeah. for all of us here, "nbc nightly news" is next. tonight, high drama as the donald trump veep stakes goes right down to the wire. major contenders and trump family meetings and why they're suing a former campaign staffer for $10 million. the funerals for the fallen officers, a sea of blue begin s painful good-byes. a one-on-one interview with president bashir al assad, the man we call a murderous dictator. hunt for a serial killer in parks and drivew driveways. tonight, a city in fear, streets and playgrounds empty. robocall alerts, scam phone calls so

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