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right now on "nbc 10 news today," violent crash. check out this video a&o a crashed car burns along broad street. police are being credited with saving the driver. police and fire cuts. people packed a meeting in chester, delaware county as concern grows about a plan to eliminate some emergency services. the fizz has settled. we now know how much money both sides spend to the get their point across over philadelphia's sugary drink tax. nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, 4:00 a.m., this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and start there, with a look at the first alert weather with a look at neighborhoods across
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pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. >> easton, 66 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00, 75 degrees. clear skies in the suburbs, 62. 67 in philadelphia. and upper 60s in delaware. warming into the 80s this afternoon. the temperatures coming up, the humidity as the day goes on coming down. look at this, mostly sunny skies for philadelphia, suburbs, the clouds will be thinning out in the lehigh valley and delaware. partly to mostly sunny skies, 81 degrees this afternoon. we go through the neighborhoods neighborhood by neighborhood and hour by hour. let's see how traffic is looking on a wednesday morning. jessica boyington standing by. >> good morning, everyone. we are pretty much watching construction at this early hour. this is the vine street expressway. our camera right around 24th street. not a car going by. that's because we have it closed in between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. westbound traffic towards the schuylkill, eastbound traffic towards 95, at least until the 5:00 hour this morning. we probably will have your best
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bet be the local vine. i actually saw a car move by. that might have been a construction vehicle. every once in a while they open a ramp or twoç and a car gets through. this is 95 southbound no center city, no problem from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. still a 13-minute trip. new from overnight, a violent car crash and fire along broad street and this is video you will only see on nbc 10. police say a driver hit several parked cars before his own car burst into flames. matt delucia is live in nicetown. police officers are being credited with saving that driver's life. walk us throe you what happened. >> that's right. philadelphia police say that car was going south here on broad street, was speeding, lost control after hitting the center median, hit two parked cars just on the other side of the road from where i am. the vehicle ended up in the middle of brad street and then burst into flames. take a look at that video once
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again. that was right after that car crash. you can see one officer on scene described it as a fireball. this happened just after midnight. one of the officers from the 39th district happened to be driving down broad at the same time. he saw the crash right after it happened. at that point he was just the engine that was on fire. philadelphia police say their officer did what had to be done and rescued that driver. >> he was able to open the door and he began to pull the driver of the vehicle who was completely unconscious. the officer was pulling hem out of the vehicle. as he was pulling him out of the vehicle, the flames were starting to grow. so the officer was able to pull the 47-year-old driver out of the vehicle. >> reporter: this is what the burned out car looked like right after that fire was extinguished. quite a bit of damage there. the driver had to be revived on the scene. now he's at einstein, he's stable with a concussion and injuries to his face. we spoke with the driver -- we
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spoke with the officer i should say who rescued the driver of that car. we'll hear from him coming up at 4:30. broad street at wyoming. r(t&hác this was shut down for whiquite while because of that crash. live in nicetown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. people in one delaware county community are sounding off over proposed cuts to the police and fire department. chester residents packed a public hearing at city hall last night. an independent consulting firm recommended the city cut police and firefighting jobs through attrition to save money to help prepare the city's finances. the residents spoke out against the plan. >> i know the majority of the fire department and the police department. and the ones that i know are very good workers and they care about the citizens. so i'm pleading to you not to cut any jobs from there. >> chester city council has until august 27th to approve the recommended recovery plan or come up with a plan of its own.
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delaware's supreme court ruled that state's death penalty unconstitutional. the justices announced they took issue with the fact the law alaw lous a judge to sentence a person to death regardless of what a jury recommends. the u.s. supreme court made a similar ruling earlier this year. delaware isn't the only local state debating its death penalty. pennsylvania governor tom wolf put a moratorium on executions last year. opponents are now challenging that in chort. new jersey abolished the dearth penalty in 2007. the aclu of delaware says the death penalty is an antiquated system. monsignor william lynn is waking up a free man this morning. he was convicted of helping to shield child molesters in the church. he was released from the correctional prison yesterday. the court threw out his
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conviction saying the trial judge allowed too many priest abused victims not tied to the so if he's found guilty, how much more time could he face in prison? >> he served about three years so far, my understanding. he could be subjected to at least another six months if he was to be given the maximum sentence. >> lynn was charged with endangering a boy by transferring a suspected predator priest to his parish in the late 1990s. 4:06. this morning, we have new details about exactly how much it cost to fight philadelphia's controversial soda tax. owe po opponents of the tax spent $10.6 million. the money came mostly from the coca-cola company, dr. pepper, snaple group and pepsico. the philadelphia city council passed the measure in june. supporters spent $2.5 million. the soda tax takes effect next
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year. most of the money collected from the tax will go to philadelphia schools and rec centers. today more than 100 children will get a free trip to the philadelphia zoo. kids from variety club camp will not only get to check out the animals, they'll get to rock out it a deejay, get their faces painted. every year campers who have autism or downs syndrome grow vegetables. today some will get to feed the hippos the crops they grew. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 4:07. the temperatures are cooling down. cooler than yesterday and more comfortable, too. 67 degrees with clear skies in philadelphia. we'll be seeing lots of sunshine today. a light breeze out of the northeast will become more easterly this afternoon. we'll warm into the 80s later today. the suburbs clear right now. just a few scattered clouds at times during the day. plenty of sunshine, 78 degrees for the suburbs and the lehigh
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valley>ç starting off in the lower 60s at 64 degrees. into the middle 70s at lunch time and then upper 70s this afternoon. really nice day and new jersey in for plenty of sunshine, too. 62 degrees, one of the cooler spots. we'll see a quick warmup within . we expect winds coming off the og at 13 miles an hour. it will keep the temperatures lower at the shore. for delaware, 68 degrees, middle 70s at 10:00. upper 70s at noontime and into the very low 80s this afternoon. what you won't see any of are showers or thunderstorms but that changes the closer we get to the weekend. i'll have a look at your neighborhood weekend forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. tracy? >> bill, thanks. 4:08. let's look at your ride to work. let's start on 202.
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traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching that. >> we are watching 202. there's not a lot of volume on the roads right now. we're not seeing big delays or backups. if you have to get through, you might have to use caution with these lane restrictions. these are our cameras around 202 at route 30. both directions seeing lane restrictions. you can see when vehicles move through, they may have to go slower than normal. on the pa turnpike, we're doing okay this morning. no big problems or delays westbound or eastbound. 23 minutes it will take you from valley forge up to route 1. speeds into the 60s. also watching construction, this will be in place until friday around 2:00 p.m. on the delaware memorial bridge. the left lane will be closed heading into delaware from new jersey. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. an open letter to officers. this was the scene as coatesville police responded to a scene and were met by a man a rock. one officer was hurt. next, see what the arrested
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action taken by jared davis by displaying professionalism beyond the norm in a time when madness seems to be the order 6 the day and the lives of officers in blue are in danger. he went on to his son's rights were never violated, even after the officer was hurt. watson is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. the parents accused of gifting their daughter to a man who helped them financially will go to trial. daniel and seville were in court yesterday. they with are accused of giving their then 14-year-old daughter to lee kaplan. investigators say kaplan fathered two children with the victim who is nowç 18. she testified in court that she cares for kaplan. nbc 10 spoke exclusively to the d.a. about the reaction. >> every victim acts differently
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and spurns things differently. i don't think that it's atypical or typical. >> yesterday, the girl's parents were ordered to stand trial for child endangerment. kaplan will stand trial for sexual assault. 4:14. apple is changing its gun emoji. it's replacing a pistol with a green water gun emoji in its next version of the iphone and ipad operating system. the pistol emoji has landed several young people in trouble with the law. a rifle icon was nixed after microsoft and apple argued against it. a class-action lawsuit against the gamemakers of the pokemon go game. the man who filed the lawsuit says at least five people have knocked on his door in west orange asking to go into his backyard to catch pokemon. so far, no comment from
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nintendo. a developer removed a new england day care from the app. strangers wandered into the children's playground in order to train their pokemon. the unwelcome guests worried workers and parents. >> i really don't want strangers walking around the premises where there's children under 5 years old playing. >> several sacred locations such as the hiroshima memorial park in japan and arlington have asked to be removed from the game. when fans found out three "sesame street" were let go, they were upset. show officials say the rolesç louis the handyman and others were reduced due to the half hour format. the show submitted to mistakes sloundi i surrounding the disappearance of the three popular characters but said she could return. they did a bad job of explaining
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the change, they say. "sesame street" has been on the sayre now for 47 years. we've all seen those plunge tower rides that send riders shooting up into the sky and then falling to the ground. hershey park releases its own spin on it. they are offering riders a choice of 80 feet up to 189 feet. with the increase in height, come the higher speeds on the way down. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> a few scattered clouds this morning. this is a view from bala cynwyd. a live view, lots of sunshine today. in fact, everyone will be in for sunshine. there's a range of temperatures. look at the low 60s for new jersey and at the shore. upper 60s right now in philadelphia and delaware in the suburbs. the lehigh valley, low to mid-60s this morning. we are running cooler than yesterday at this time. interior new jersey, atco 62 degrees and 67 in hopewell
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township. a pleasant start. we are watching for a bit of fog. it's been thicker in blue bell. breeze, bringing the visibility up. four-mile visibility. the rest of the area fog not an issue. satellite shows we're in the clear, no sign of any showers. the clouds will take a break. you'll need your sunglasses today. things will stay quiet for the next couple days, until we get to the weekend. and then showers and thunderstorms are possible for philadelphia, the suburbs, lehigh valley, south jersey, the shore and delaware. look what also is back, afternoon temperatures in the 90s. but a big improvement for sunday, the clouds out of here. the shower threat moves out and the temperatures, that'sç typil august heat for sunday. and before we get to the weekend, 10 day on 10 shows we're in for nice weather. the humidity is coming down. it will be lower tomorrow morning. 65 in the morning, 86 in the afternoon. upper 80s for friday. there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms on friday.
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it won't be an all-day rainfall. the storms most likely during the afternoon and evening hours. out of here for sunday. 87 degrees the high temperature on sunday. looking ahead to next week, 87 degrees monday. warmer for tuesday and wednesday. the temperatures will pop in the 90s for a few days. back to the 80s on friday. >> i like the surround of lower humidity for sure, bill. thank you. 4:18. let's check your ride to work starting with 295. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. how does that look? >> we're doing okay on 295 whether you're headed into new jersey from delaware. heading up and over the delaware memorial bridge, our cameras at route 130 in west deptford look just fine. a 23-minute drive time. heading in that direction also watch for construction where we have the left lane locked. that will be until friday around 2:00 in the afternoon. also in cherry hill over in new jersey, construction there as well. the left lane is blocked on route 70 headed westbound around cooper landing road.
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you might find delays there. we're watching the vine street expressway as well. we're closed in between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. westbound traffic towards the schuylkill or eastbound traffic towards 95, not a lot of driving on the vine right now. take local vine as your alternate. the political fight over the gas tax in new jersey is throwing commuters off schedule. here's why. >> i would say i'm probably late to work at least two days out of the week. >> because the gas tax stall is causing nj transit bus delays. plans to get new buss are on hold because governor christie and legislative leaders can't agree on tax cuts to go along with a 23 cents increase on the gas tax. >> they always break down, the air conditioning issues, maintenance problems. i understand both sides want to take their stand. shutting down the transportation fund was just ridiculous without thinking through all the things that it was going to affect. >> potentially, the delivery of
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1,100 bought by the new jersey transit could be delayed if the gas tax isn't passed soon. one bus manufacturing company says commuters may see an even bigger impact in the fall. nbc 10 needs your help spreading the word about free money to those making a difference in our community. we are giving away money to local nonprofits. it's called 21st century solutions. the application is on our website nbc10.com. the deadline to apply is august 26th. 20 minutes past 4:00 right now. not nearly old enough to vote but already a target. >> actually i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. i think she believed me that i love having a baby crying while i'm speaking. >> fresh criticism of donald trump for kicking out a crying baby. ahead in the next half hour, we take a closer look at the candidates and whether his frequent controversies are calculated strategy.
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also, ejected, next hear why an umpire tossed a phillies fan right out of citizens bank park. >> he will eject a fan. when's the last time you saw that happen? ♪ music
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yesterday. delaware is one of 20 states that received more than $1 billion from the federal race to the top challenge. the grant money has been used to enroll more young children in the program. now on the road to rio. most athletes are in the brazilian city and there are just two days to go to the start of the 2016 games. nbc 10 is your home for all the action. despite fears that rio isn't ready, american athletes are ready for their shot at gold. rio's polluted bay was supposed to be cleaned up by now but the contamination didn't stop the u.s. sailors off the water. didn't keep them off the water yesterday. and while multiple teams criticized the apartments in the olympic village, the u.s. athletes didn't seem to be fazed. >> we're ready. we're so fired up. >> i've had good luck with everything. >> one of the big questions looming over the games is the fate of the russian team following a doping scandal. a three-person olympic panel will make a final decision on who can compete before the opening ceremony. at least one international
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olympic athlete got ready for the games here in our area. caroline was knaozniacki played the philadelphia freedom, former number one in the world. >> she was at the end of a practice. >> the freedoms won their match against springfield lasers at villanova yesterday. this was wozniacki's warmup for the olympics. sheç leaves for rio today. some athletes, including her ex-fiance, golfer rory mcilroy decided not to go because of the zika virus. she told csn's john clark why she feels safe. >> it's wintertime there. it's not really mosquito season. i have a place in miami and there's zika there now, too, apparently. i mean, at the end of the day, i'm going to live my life and use mosquito repellent. i'm not planning on becoming pregnant in the next six months. i think i'm okay. >> headlines, car she will not
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pregnant within the next six months. jacqueline london will track the athletes. catch her reports starting today at 4:00. we're putting a spotlight on some of the athletes to watch. 4:26. baseball managers are usually the ones getting ejected for arguing with umpires. bob davidson, home plate ump, tossed a fan from citizens bank park. he was sitting 15 rows from the field and kept yelling. saved done threw him out. he ended up getting a round of applause from other fans. 4:26 is the time. clear skies this morning. a little cooler and less humid as well. your neighborhood forecast is just ahead. jessica boyington is watching the traffic on a wednesday morning in the first alert traffic center. good morning, jessie. >> good morning, bill. we're watching berlin, new jersey, this is the white horse
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park, cross keys road. just a couple cars on the road. we'll update you on construction in new jersey when i come back around 4:30. and to floss or not to floss? believe it or not your dentist's advice all these years may not be right. learn what a study says about theç benefits of dental floss. xñósoñ?ñ?@ñ?ñ?ñ?
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right now on "nbc 10 news today," fiery crash. this is video you'll only see on nbc 10 after a driver plowed into parked cars along broad street. donald trump is at the center of controversy again. is this a crisis of character or all part of an orchestrated campaign strategy? and building bridges. police do more than keep the
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peace. across our area, officers took time out to connect with people and communities they serve. this is nbc 10 news. >> 4:30, right on the dot. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get started with meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. a close look at conditions where you live and this morning they're different as they usually are. >> they're certainly different than yesterday. it's much more comfortable this morning. the temperatures are lower, the humidity has come down. readings in the 60s for philadelphia, the suburbs are in the low 60s, 62 degrees and a light breeze blowing in delaware, 68 with the northerly wind at 5 miles an hour. still looking at clouds in the lehigh valley. those will be thinning out. we will see sunshine today. in fact, each of these locations see enough sunshine to warm into the 80s this afternoon. middle 80s for philadelphia, low 80s this afternoon and lower humidity, too, for the lehigh valley, delaware and new jersey. at the shore, you'll see sunshine and 79 degrees w

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