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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 with mostly sunny skies.
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we'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i'm back in just a few minutes. right now let's see how the traffic is moving. jessica boyington. >> thank you, bill. we're watching 95 right now. these are our cameras around girard avenue. a little bitç zoomed out here. that's a good thing. you can see all traffic is moving along whether you're headed north or southbound directions. southbound when we pay attention to pretty much in the morning time. anything into center city typically sees morning volume. not now. southbound from woodhaven road to the vine, 13 minutes there. speeds still well into the 60s also. over in camden, if you're actually heading into philadelphia, watch for construction on 676. just approaching the walt whitman bridge. checking in with some of the rest of the bridges, the commodore barry looks okay. >> jessica, thank you. new from overnight, north broad street is now open after a violent crash shut it down for
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three hours. a car hit several parked cars and then that car went up in flames. >> right place at the right time and based on that dramatic video, quite possibly it saved this driver's life. take a look at that video here. one of the officers described it as a fireball, a car engulfed in flames. police tell us the car was going south on broad street at wyoming. sped over the center median, went out of control, hit a parked car and a van. this happened just after midnight. one of the officers from the 39th district happened to be driving down broad at the same time and saw the crash right after it happened. >> i couldn't see anyone in it because he was laying down cross the front seat. i wondered if maybe he had fled. but as i got closer i saw that he was inside. >> he was inside and that 47-year-old driver had to be
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revived on scene. he was rushed to einstein where he is now stable with a concussion and some facial injuries. this is what the car looked like. a lot of damage there. this was right after that fire was extinguished. the vehicles were towed away about an hour ago. this stretch of broad street at wyoming was shut down for quite a while. cars are driving down. it re-opened about an hour ago. for now, i'm live in nicetown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. police in delaware county are continuing to investigate a hit and run crash that landed a person in the hospital. skyforce 10 was over the scene in prospect park. police tell us the driver hit a pedestrian at chester pike and route 420 and then kept going. officers pursued the car and eventually arrested the driver. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital. we're still working to get an update on that person's condition. philadelphia police shot and killed a dog that was attacking a woman in the city's point breeze section. last night officers arrived on
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dickinson street and found the dog biting a woman. that's when they shot and killed the animal. the woman was treated for a bite wound. happening today, vice president joe biden will visit philadelphia to receive an honer from a local organization. the world affairs council of philadelphia will present the vice president with their annual atlas award tonight. the council is honoring the vice president for his leadership of the president's cancer research initiative. new jersey governor chris christie is praising his state educators for boosting test scores. students in the garden state improved from last year in the partnership for assessment of readiness for college and career tests. better known as the p.a.r.c.c. test. thousands of parents refused to let their children take the exam, calling it too consuming to prepare for. the presidential candidates have their sights set on winning the keystone state.
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nbc 10 found clinton and trump are making their play for pennsylvania with vastly different resources. state and national republican staffers to push his message to p.a. voters. the campaign's website says it has five open offices. the clinton campaign has 33 offices and 300 staffers throughout the state. this morning, the controversy spotlight is, again, shining on donald trump. this time it's because he kicked a crying baby out of a campaign rally. ahead, we talk to a local expert about whether there's a strategy behind his antics. fog cussing on police body cameras, ahead, a new report analyzes the controversial technology and the impact on civil rights. and spent eleven months in a pow vcamp.m what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured is a disgrace. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. when you fly over enemy territory, the odds
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might be against you being able to come home. donald trump doesn't understand the weight of sending americans into harm's way. he's unfit to be president. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. at longhorn, steak is all you need. its not all you get. longhorn's great american steak dinner for $12.99. perfectly seasoned sirloin with your choice of side. plus an appetizer or a dessert.
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the off ramp. everything looks great so far. all traffic moving along in all directions with no big delays. southbound from the schuylkill to 95 on the blue route. still a 15-minute trip. we're good to go there. average speeds into the 60s. we're watching that construction also on the vine street expressway, both ways are blocked, east and westbound in between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. now, this typically clears around the 5:00 hour. i did see cars squeezing their way on to the highway, though. there may be ramps opening a bit early. we'll keep you updated. route 202 looks okay. they may have started to pick up the construction early. right now north or southbound between 30 and the xx examine, still a ten-minute trip with speeds into the 60s. more updates when i'm back in the next ten minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. ç4:38. clear skies over philadelphia. the temperatures cooled into the 60s this morning.
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it's more comfortable. cooler temperatures in some areas, leading to a little bit of fog. you won't see it in the city. 67 degrees. a light 5 mile-an-hour wind. in the easton area, the lehigh valley, look at the fog that's starting to form. three-mile visibility and blue bell under two miles an hour in pottstown. it's going to be in and out of the hazleton area this morning. thick fog is avoiding new jersey and delaware is in the clear as well. and we will see all the fog disappear once the temperatures start to climb and climb they will. philadelphia, 60s to start with, 70s this morning. 80 degrees this afternoon with winds coming out of the east at 9 miles an hour. a few scattered clouds this morning. lots of sunshine during the day. any fog disappears from the suburbs, 76 degrees by lunch time and then near 80 degrees this afternoon and the lehigh valley, you can see the fog this morning and some clouds as well. but those thin out. the fog disappears. a little bit of a warmup and
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moisture appearing as fog this morning, we'll get it right back into the atmosphere. 72 $72 at 10:00. a beautiful afternoon. the humidity going lower this afternoon than what you're experiencing this morning. for south jersey, the temperatures will be climbing with lots of sunshine. there it is, 62 degrees now. 77 at noontime and 80 degrees this afternoon. winds stronger again today at the shore. the temperatures cooler and onshore flow, 75 degrees this afternoon, a little bit warmer than it is right now. the humidity will be higher at the shore with winds coming off the ocean. you'll feel the dry conditions in delaware. 74 at 10:00. 78 at lunch time and no sign of the showers today. 80s this afternoon. lower humidity. i'll show you how long that will last for theç 10 day on 10. this morning, donald trump is at the center of another controversy. this time it involves a crying baby at a campaign rally.
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and it begs the question, is he doing all this on purpose? next, we ask an expert about whether all the negative attention is actually a strategy. also, good advice or a waste of time? next, hear what a new study says about the benefits of using dental floss. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message.
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as secretary of state, hillary clinton negotiated a cease fire in gaza. a reduction in nuclear weapons... took on vladimir putin... and stood up against the trafficking of human beings. a steady leader in an unsteady world. the time is 4:43. less than two weeks after securing the gop nomination for president, donald trump is creating tension among fellow republicans. trump is refusing to back paul ryan. telling "the washington post" he's, quote, not quite there. trump also says he hasn't endorsed arizona senator john mccain. both criticized his handling of recent controversies. trump is also stirring other
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trofrg controversies. >> donald trump is known for kicking out disruptive protesters from campaign events but yesterday, the gop presidential nominee gave the crying baby the boot. sort of. it happened during a rally in virginia. trump heard the crying infant while he was talking about china. at first, he led the crowd to believe the crying baby was welcome and he told supporters how much he loved babies. but after a few minutes, the persistent wailing seemed to get on his nerves. >> actually i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. that's all right. don't worry. i think she really believed me that i love having a baby crying while i'm speaking. that's okay.ç people don't understand. >> democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine responded to trump's baby comments saying, sometimes you wonder who the baby is. episodes like this one have
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newspaper opinion writers wondering if all these controversies are carefully crafted campaign strategies. nbc 10 spoke to one political expert for his take. >> given where he stands in the polls right now, which is several points behind secretary clinton and where many analysts think he's not beginning to win the presidency, it's hard to conclude anything other than crazy. >> i don't love trump. he's not perfect. but remember, in this world, nothing is perfect. >> the strategists we spoke with admits that anything can happen but says what worked in the republican primary for trump may not work among the general electorate. he advises trump top talk less and smile more. again, his advice. fact check from both candidates have been saying and track all the headlines from the campaign trail with the nbc 10 app. i'm live in the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. tracy. >> katy, thanks. this could be the largest volunteer-led voter registration
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effort ever. yesterday in washington, d.c., several faith-based groups and voting rights activists launched the together we vote campaign. the coalition plans to recruit and train 15,000 volunteers, then send them to registered voters in battleground states like florida, ohio and in pennsylvania. we are going to talk to 1 million voters, in particular, those voters that have been ignored or not considered as relevant. >> voters rights advocates are getting help from the court. a series of rulings softened voter restriction laws in several states. the battle against the zika virus is on in florida. health officials sayç it's tou to stop in part because of the type of mosquito species blamed for the outbreak in miami. workers have been blanketing a one square mile section just north of downtown miami with insect repellent trying to get rid of the zika carrying predators. the mosquitos are proving difficult to kill. yesterday we learned 15 cases of
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the virus, that's a new number, 15 have been connell fifirmed t. a travel warning remans in effect for pregnant women to that area. flossing, it's something dentists have been telling us to do every single day for decades. an associated press investigation looked at 25 studies that compared teeth brushing with both teeth brushing and flossing and the studies show little evidence that flossing effectively removes plaque. the american dental association still recommends flossing even without hard proof that it works. >> you want to keep your teeth, brush and floss them. if dentists do it, we're doing it because it's the right thing. >> since the '70s, the government has told people to floss daily until this year when it removed the recommendation from the guidelines. now it's your turn to join the conversation. will you keep on flossing or toss the floss? boy did i talk about this on my instagram account yesterday.
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reach out to us on social media. tell us what you think. our twitter addresses are right there on the screen. a new study on teens and driving reveals how they're using their smartphones while driving. researchers found nearly three-quarters of teens admit to having their phones nearby while they're driving alone and about two in three teens admit to using apps while they're driving. even though a study found nearly all of those surveyed said they text and drive and nearly half admit they text to get directions.ç speaking of being on the roads, 4:48. 42 freeway and south jersey, jessica boyington has that. >> we are watching 42 and it looks okay. if you're heading into the philadelphia area right now, you would be traveling on the northbound lanes which is right over here. no problems or delays there. maybe you're heading down the shore, getting an early start or maybe coming home. heading down the shore would be
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no problems towards the atlantic city expressway. route 41 having no problems. drive times doing great. here's 422. over the bridge and into pennsylvania, eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, an eight-montgomery trip. we're not seeing delays there yet. that's typically where we watch in the morning time which typically doesn't start to see big delays until later on. we're good there. not worried about any construction that's tieing things up there. back over into new jersey. bridgeport, watch route 130. there's lane restrictions and closures. this will be an ongoing project for another week or so, between 322 and route 44. more updates for you on your morning drive when i'm back in the next ten minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 11 minutes before 5:00 and we're watching the fog get a bit thicker in the lehigh valley. that's the view from easton. you can see the fog and low clouds, not right in downtown. it's not far away. other spots will see a bit of
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fog but we'll see a quick warmup with sunny skies during the day today. a bought full day ahead and the humidity will be dropping. that's going to make for a really pleasant evening. this evening, last night was pretty nice. gets even more comfortable this evening with clear skies and lower humidity and the next couple days you're looking pretty good. these temperatures will be lower tomorrow. they are lower today than yesterday at this time. 67 degrees in philadelphia. delaware is in the 60s, the suburbs in the 60s and at the shore, 65 degrees at summer's point and low 60s in maysç landing and the 70s on the beach will warm into the middle 70s this afternoon. what you won't see any showers popping up. there were a few, especially farther inland. the rest of the day is dry. we are watching a system for the weekend. not anywhere near us. you can see showers to the south. some in missouri, storms there, but it is this area of wet weather in canada that may mess up part of the weekend. the storms have a long way to
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go. it will be days before they move in. next few days, looking nice. 84 degrees this afternoon. sunshine, a few scattered clouds. lots of sunshine tomorrow, cooler in the morning. 65 degrees in the afternoon. slow warming trend, upper 80s on friday. then a bit steamier on saturday with that system that's over canada, finally arriving with showers and thunderstorms for the region, 92 degrees in the afternoon. sunday, those showers are out of here. sunshine, 87 degrees. the humidity dropping into monday. monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday we'll see plenty of sunshine. we're back in the low 90s for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. upper 80s friday. tracy? 4:51 right now. broad street in north philadelphia is back open after a violent crash overnight. check out this video. you'll only see this on nbc 10. next in a live report at 5:00, hear what happened and why philadelphia police are being called heroes. also next, body camera study. find out what a new report says
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington watching the roads this morning in your first alert traffic right now. we're looking at the schuylkill expressway. these are cameras around montgomery drive. the westbound drive doing okay. looks the same into center city as well. 11 minutes from theç vine stre expressway to the blue route. average speeds in the 60s. also watching out in woodlyn, p.a., construction, mac dade boulevard, restrictions between east 22nd street and haverford road. we'll check in with the vine street expressway when i'm back in the 5:00 hour. people in new jersey frustrated by long waits for car registrations and licenses got some advice from the governor. governor chris christie said don't wait until the end of the month. he recommends you renew online. christie blamed recent long lines at the motor vehicle commission on a new computer
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system. remember back in april, the governor stepped in who had problems getting a replacement learner's permit. it was at that time the governor vowed to help customer service problems at the commission. five minutes before 5:00. a new report on police body cameras found issues with how well the devices protect the civil rights of people in cities like philadelphia. the report looked at whether police departments gave officers a limited choice on when to record and addressed personal privacy concerns. the report by the leadership conference on civil and human rights says problems include allowing officers to view the footage before filing a report and not expressly allowing individuals to review footage before filing a complain the. an author of the report calls philadelphia's program hit or miss. >> do a good job limiting the discretion of officers and when officers are required to turn on their cameras. on the other hand, they don't have special processes to allow recorded individuals to get access to that footage.
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>> he says philadelphia's program has much room for improvement. we reached out to the department for a response but have not yet heard back. almost time for the 2016 summer olympic games. two days until the opening ceremony in rio. nbc 10 is your home for all of the excitement and competition. we have you covered when it comes to localç athletes. south jersey's kelsi worrell is going for gold in rio. >> worrell is a first-time olympian. >> world journey began at pools like this one. the mt. laurel ymca. she was a three-time state champion as well. jacqueline london spent time with worrell at her home in south jersey. she asked kelsi if there's something special about south jersey, who is spending 14
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athletes to the olympic games. >> we should get together. i'd love to hang out with them sometime. special to bring awareness to south jersey because it's fairly small. small world. >> kelsi is the oldest of six. her parents will make the trip to rio to cheer her on in the olympic games. watch our special this saturday at 7:00 only on nbc 10 and nbc 10's jacqueline london is with our team in rio for the next two weeks, she will be your tour guide to the games, starting this afternoon at 4:00. be sure to catch her report profiling local athlete. three minutes before 5:00 right now. crowds gathered for the aroundual national night out. >> yes, people joined with camden police yesterday in witman park where an ice cream truck was serving cool treats. every year, national night out was a chance for people in the community to show support for those who protect and serve. >> and nbc 10 was also in northeast philadelphia where police commissioner richard ross
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and mayor jim kenney flegreetede crowd. this year's crowd was larger than in years past. we met one of the originators of the event in philadelphia. he says with the recent violence against police, this year has a special çmeaning. >> it's a matter of knowing the people in the neighborhood, knowing that we're all good, we can do things together and make the best of the area. >> it's not everybody against the police. and although we all know that, i mean, when you see this on display, it just illustrates it in a way that everybody needs to see. >> our nbc 10 crew was also at national night out events in upper darby. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. begins right now. a crash and rescue. and video you will only see on nbc 10. crews shut down a part of broad street in philadelphia as they put out this car fire. we'll tell you how police managed to save the driver's life. >> making their voices heard.
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a local community speaks out against proposed cuts to its police and fire departments. find out where layoffs could be happening and why. we have new details this morning on how much it cost to try and take down the soda tax in philadelphia. >> nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." it is almost 5:00 a.m. i'm katy zachry. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. 60s across the region right now, bill. >> what a pleasant change. lower than yesterday. cooler and less hume as well in philadelphia. clear view of boathouse row. we'll see sunshine, 66 degrees at 6:00. that bright sunshine will warm temperatures in the 70s by 9:00. one area i'm watching for fog this morning and clouds you can see it in the lehigh valley, that's easton. sunshine will take over and with the warmup, any fog disappears. in fact, everybody will see a nice warmup today. 80s, low 80s for delaware, the
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lehigh valley, new jersey at the shore, close to the 80 degree mark, more of an onshore breeze during the day today. low to mid-80s for the suburbs and philadelphia. hour by hour forecast when i'm back in just a few çminutes. let's get a check of traffic with jessica boyington. morning, jess. >> morning, bill. we're watching the schuylkill expressway right now. right near the vine street expressway on ramp. that's because the vine street expressway construction has just cleared out of the way. a little bit ahead of schedule, normally we see a little bit of a delay here at this off ramp spot, just because they have -- that's usually one of the last ramps to open back up to traffic. it seems like we're all good to go. no problems on the schuylkill or the vine street expressway. watch for extra construction crews in the area just to be safe. other than that, all lanes are open. mass transit, we have delays already this morning. pretty early for that. 28-minute delays for septa's airport train 401. all of the rest of mass transit pretty much run on time or close to schedule. i'll check in with more co

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