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and they haven't cooled down all that much. the humidity will be high. a heat hazard does exist which is why we issued an alert for new jersey and northern delaware communities. the heat and humidity combined will make it feel like 100 plus today. 79 degrees right now. cool down 1 degree in the last hour. 74 in the suburbs and upper 70s for new jersey. it's going to be a hot afternoon in the lehigh valley. but this is the cool spot now. 71 degrees while delaware is 77. temperatures back in the 90s this afternoon. not quite as hot as yesterday. but close. lower 90s for new jersey, the lehigh valley and delaware and 94 this afternoon. we are watching. there's a chance we'll see a scattered shower, possibly isolated thunderstorm today. most of the day will be dry. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. let's go to jessica boyington and first alert traffic.
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we are watching the schuylkill expressway approaching the vine street expressway on ramp. you can still see restrictions in place with some signs blocking off the entrance for that ramp right there. but for the most part, the vine street expressway is back open. we are watching cars move through the area. right now, you might, by the time you get out the door, if you're watching this right now, by the time you get out the door, this should be lifted and out of the way. definitely something if you're out the door in the next couple of minutes, you might run into it. norristown, an accident on main street and ford street. route 202, no big problems or delays right now, even through work zones, 11 minutes southbound from the schuylkill to route 30. >> jessica, thanks. breaking news we've been following for you this morning out of nice, france. france declared three days of national mourning following a deadly truckç attack, eight let 84 people were killed when a truck loaded with weapons and grenades plowed through a crowd celebrating bastille day. there are reports surfacing that
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two americans, a father and son, are among those killed. we're working to confirm that. police did shoot and kill the driver of the truck. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in our digital operations center with more on the developments coming out of frajs. ma matt? >> president obama last night condemned the attack in france, calling it horrific. there are several media outlets reporting that two americans are among the dead. this is the truck, take a look here, driving through the streets of nice. the moment of terror captured on a cell phone when that white truck plowed into a crowd. families were out celebrating. this happened just as the fireworks show was ending. hundreds of people could be seen running away, trying to get to a safe spot. the attack happened a little before 11:00 local time. that's close to 5:00 p.m. our time. the death toll has continued to rise with many of the injured still in critical condition. we spoke with some folks last
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night. >> at the first moment people started running, they were zigzagging left and right. we didn't know which way to run. i've never seen anything quite like it. >> we're getting word here, a father and son from texas were among the casualties in france last night. we're still getting new developments by the minute. you'll recall the terrorism last november in paris that killed 130 people. isis climbed responsibility for that series of attacks. we've not yet heard any claims of responsibility for this most recent attack. we've got a live feed coming in here from the digital operations center. this is from nice, france. you can see that crime scene still with investigators and police there at the moment. we'll be back again in the next half hour with an update. for now i'm live in the digital operations center, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thanks for the çupdate, mat. stay with nbc 10 and the "today" show all morning long for breaking developments on the nice attack. be sure to monitor the nbc 10 app. we'll send out push alerts as soon as we get new information
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on this breaking story. we're following breaking news in the oxford circle section of philadelphia. police say a motorcycle driver hit a woman pedestrian and another vehicle at devereaux and the outer lanes of roosevelt boulevard. officers say they saw the motorcycle speeding at about 90 miles an hour before the crash. both the motorcycle driver and the pedestrian victim are in critical but stable condition at a nearby hospital. there are reports that philadelphia eagles wide receiver nelson aguilar will not be charged with sexual assault following an accusation last month. he was accused of sexual assault after an alleged incident with a dancer at cheerleaders, a popular gentleman's club in south philadelphia. he was there with two teammates. he was the eagles first round pick last year. several media outlets are reporting that the philadelphia district attorney seth williams will announce a decision today.
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new from overnight, a 15-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot in philadelphia's germantown neighborhood. the teenager was visiting family near the intersection of wister and furly streets when someone opened fire around 10:30 last night. the boy was hit in the arm and the hand. he ran to a nearby restaurant. a delivery person drove him to the hospital. police found 21 bullet casings at the scene. right now they don't have suspects or motives are that shooting. new details in a car crash we brought to you at 11:00 last night as breaking news. police in stratford say one person has died in this crash. several others were hurt and taken to hospital lz. six cars collided and one overturned. this was just after 9:00 last hr(t&háhp &hc police temporarily closed the pike in both directions while they cleared the accident scene. now to montgomery county, a 5-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after a truck crashed through a fence and s p
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stopped at the edge of a backyard pool in telford. the boy was in the passenger seat of the truck. he was air lifted to lehigh valley hospital but he is expected to be okay. no one else was hurt. police are trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control. a new castle county man is in custody in new york city waiting to be sent back to delaware to face murder charges. u.s. marshals arrested gregory parker against night after seven months after investigators say he killed a man. he's accused of beating sean spence to death in january. the attack happened inside the new castle home where parker lived. police have not released a motive. a camden county man is the first confirmed case of this year's west nile virus in new jersey. last week, the 48-year-old started showing symptoms, including a headache and swelling of the brain. he's still in the hospital. everyone is encouraged to use
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bug spray if you're spending time outside between dusk and dawn, you can still get the west nile virus infection when an infected mosquito bites you. and this is what led to the septa slowdown, that red mark is a dye that highlights the cracks discovered in dozens of regional rail cars. but the transit agency still doesn't know what caused them. engineers used a flashlight and a pointer to show off the cracks to the suspension system. a third of septa's entire fleet is off the tracks until the problem can be fixed. meantime, thousands of riders are left with limited service and fewer seats. while the priority is to get the cars back online quickly, septa says safety cannotç be compromised. >> we're obviously not going to put a cracked weld or beam back into service. we need to understand all the stresses. >> septa says an inspector discovered the problem after
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noticing a car leaning on the tracks in the maintenance yard. officials hope to have more answers next week when material from the broken parts returns from the lab. the time is eight minutes past 5:00 right now. officials are taking steps to help visitors and residents get around time during this year's republican national convention. penndot offered help. it the website lists street closures around the convention venue at the wells fargo center. the site is accessible from desktop and mobile devices. find out more by visiting or tapping the nbc 10 app. pam? happening today, philadelphia officials will cut the ribbon on a new pop-up park at eakins oval. artists have been working on an original mural to decorate it. the space across from the art
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museum will feature an outdoor beer garden, lawn games and movie night. it will be open through sunday, august 21st. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. nine minutes after 5:00. a warm, muggy start this morning. that's a live view from cape may. skies are mainly clear. a few scattered clouds. you'll see sunshine, it will be a warm afternoon at the shore. very hot and humid inland. first alert has been issued for heat hazard this afternoon and into the early evening hours. we're in for a warm summer evening. probably not quite as hot as it was last night. 79 degrees now in philadelphia. it's cooled to 75 degrees in south jersey. delaware is normally in the 60s at this hour this time of year. it's 78 degrees. cooler temperatures are to be found this morningç but it's going to be a fast warmup once the sun is up and just over half an hour's time. 80 right now in society hill. 77 in west mt. airy. 79 in bustleton, fox chase and
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winchester park. a warm, muggy start this morning. another hot and humid day. we did see scattered showers to the north yesterday afternoon. there's a possibility of more scattered, isolated showers or even thunderstorms this afternoon. certainly not an all-day rainfall. the futurecast shows early this afternoon, some showers developing in the lehigh valley. they are likely to fall apart. by this evening, we are dry. that's 8:00 this evening. see a few scattered clouds in the area. overnight tonight, it stays like this. cape may and atlantic city will start dry. there's a possibility we'll see scattered showers, heavy downpours par farther to the south. first thing on saturday morning. not an all-day rainfall. decent weather at the shore this weekend. inland, hot and humid conditions. the forecast for philadelphia, 88 degrees by lunch time. into the 90s for the suburbs. we could see the scattered showers develop during the late morning and early afternoon
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hours. clearing out for the lehigh valley and 88 degrees at 4:00. scattered shower is possible around lunch time in delaware and into south jersey. showers this morning in cape may, not all that likely. isolated spot possibly and sunshine and into the low 90s this afternoon. ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, thank you. now that we know how things are with the weather, time for a look at the roads. >> 295, jessica boyington is watching that. what are you seeing, jessica? >> we're still doing okay. no surprise there. we typically see a little bit of later start for our rush hour on friday mornings. we're pretty much showing that rings true on 295 around route 130. no problems in either direction. a 23-minute drive time headed southbound from the 42 freeway to the delaware memorial bridge. if you're heading over into delaware, no problems right now. oxford circle, watch for an accident. devereaux avenue and roosevelt boulevard. not a huge, huge problem but we have roads blocked there.
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you can just follow the detours that police have posted there around the scene. also in norristown, watch for this accident on main street and ford street. more updates when i'm back in the next couple of minutes. tracy? >> 12 minutes past 5:00. making sure the students are safe, following water contaminations across parts of our area, a local board of education passed a new law that will impact all of its schools. speaking of safety, we're days away from the republican national convention in cleveland. security officials are bracing for the worst. hear what the head of homeland security will be doing in cleveland today and in philadelphia next week. ♪
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at southern university in baton rouge. cell phone video of the shooting sparked outrage and protests across the country. the reverend al sharpton is among those slated to speak at today's services for sterling. another one of the five police officers killed in a sniper ambush in dallas last thursday will be laid to rest today. funeral services take place this morning for officer michael krol. he's a nine-year veteran of the dallas police department. funerals for three other officers happened earlier this week. services for the fifth officer are set for tomorrow. now to decision 2016. a formal announcement of donald trump's running mate will not happen today as originally planned. trump postponed the announcement because of what happened in france. sources close to the candidate, though, tell nbc news he will choose indiana governor mike pence. trump told a cable news outlet last night he hasn't made a fin final, final decision.
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his short list included former house speaker newt gingrich and new jersey governor chris christie. >> you don't like coming in second, ever. but i won't need to go out to the batting cage and hit off the machine. i'll just go back to work. >> if trump wins, christie could still be appointed to a cabinet position. pence faces a noon deadline to withdraw his name from the ballot as a second term as governor. today homeland security secretary jeh johnson will visit cleveland to inspect security at the convention hall. johnson testified before congress yesterday about his concerns that demonstrators could get out of hand at the ç convention. he'll mac a similar visit to philadelphia next week ahead of the dnc. cleveland police are confident they'll be able to keep order at the rnc. the city was given $50,000 for security which it used to buy four bomb suits. the department also has
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bomb-sniffing dogs, robotic gear and mounted police. truck loads of fencing will go up before tomorrow night when a security sweep will be done. it turns out the buzz about former nfl quarterback tim tebow speaking at the republican national convention, not true. he was supposed to be among the biggest sports names to appear at the gop gathering. in a post on tebow's official facebook page he explained the confusion. >> i wake up this morning to find out i'm speaking at the republican national convention. it's amazing how fast rumors fly. and that's exactly what it is, a resumer. >> can you imagine that, waking up, what, what? a four-day gop convention officially kicks off on monday. a number of current and former elected officials will give speeches along with celebrities and dignitaries. we'll be covering it all for you. nbc 10 is sending a team of reporters and photo journalists to cleveland. look for live reports with myself, lauren mayk, jim rosenfield we'll all be there
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starting sunday night on nbc 10 news at 11:00. we'll also be posting a lot on social media. follow us there as well. let's switch things over, get a look at the roads this morning. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is standing by. >> looking at the vine street expressway, jess. >> yes, headed through center city, pam and tracy. we are actually watching all of the roads are back open right here. we were watching it earlier for that ongoing construction closing between the schuylkill and broad street. these are our cameras around 24th street. you can see we're all back in business. no problems headed westbound towards the schuylkill or eastbound towards 95. of course, no big backups or delays. oxford circle, there's an accident. this wasç involving a pedestri and motorcycle. devereaux avenue and roosevelt boulevard in the outer drive. take frank foford avenue or tak the detours posted.
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eight minutes eastbound to the schuylkill. more updates when i'm back in the next couple of minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> beginning to be another hot and humid day today. we're getting a warm and muggy start in the upper 70s at this time. and getting closer to sunrise, just a few scattered clouds on the horizon. no sign of any showers. that is a possibility at times during the day today. this afternoon we may see scattered showers in delaware and south jersey. most of the day, dry and muggy. look at the temperatures, 77 in delaware. 78 in south jersey. low 70s in the lehigh valley. it's a little cooler there compared to yesterday morning. it was actually warmer for most of new jersey. audubon, mullica hill, 77 for those locations and 79 in florence. that's our starting point. it's normally in the 60s this time of year. we're about ten degrees above normal. radar, doppler raid are showing
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isolated showers missing the area, heading through the pocono mountains right now. those are out of the picture for most of the morning but maybe not all of the morning. the forecast wind for today, more westerly. that's a slightly drier wind for us today than the southwesterly winds we saw yesterday afternoon. so that's going to keep the humidity a little bit lower but it will still feel like it's near 100 degrees at times this afternoon. a steamy day ahead, a first alert, it's still in effect for today. by tomorrow, the temperatures start to come down. still hot. not as humid. high of 92 degrees tomorrow afternoon. come sunday, sunshine and 90 degrees. it's a bit hotter on monday before we get to tuesday. we'll get much-needed showers and possibly çthunderstorms. tuesday we'll see the storms, they're clearing out wednesday. we're still just below the 90 degree mark for one more day. that's wednesday. by thursday, into the low 90s and hotter for friday, saturday and sunday. >> here's a question for you. do you know exactly what you're eating every day?
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genetically modified ingredients or gmos. legislation was introduced to include a symbol or electronic code with the information. it calls for the usda to decide which ingredients would be classify as genetically modified. what are gmos? gmo stands for genetically modified organism. the food has been engineered to have new traits by splicing in other genetic material, for example, making them more bug resistant. the process worries some consumers who fear it could somehow be harmful to them or the environment. the fda does regulate these foods and at least 90% of all soy bean and cornç in the unit states is already genetically modified. 5:25. it is a game that's sweeping the nation. hold on, i have to get evie. one cell phone carry is offering a special deal involving pokemon
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we'll see what happens today. have a nice weekend. we're waiting for sunshine and we're going to see a lot of it today. it will be another hot and humid day for philadelphia. the shore, the pokemons have gone for now. >> no. >> to bed. yes. they will be enjoying fine weather today i'm sure we'll be hearing more from them. 79 degrees at 5:27. let's check in with jessica boyington to see if people are swerving to avoid pokemons on the road this morning. >> i hope not, bill. watching route 309. no swerving cars there around the pa turnpike. roads are dry, no big problems or delays. we'll check in with construction when i'm back at 5:30. on high alert, homeland security officials rush to a local museum after it received an anonymous letter. we'll tell you what was inside that letter that has police investigating and visitors
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worried. also, opposing views when it comes to local police departments using military gear. we'll tell you why a senator from our area is now asking the president to overturn a law he passed last year.
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