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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 construction spots and more
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majors when i'm back in ten. new from overnight in philadelphia, police and fire crews were forced to shut down a part of broad street after a car burst into flames following an accident. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on the scene in the city's nicetown section. tell us what happened. >> this stretch of broad street is pretty quiet in the middle of the night. i'll tell you what happened here. philadelphia police tell us a car was going south at wyoming, hits the median, goes out of control and hits two cars on the other side of the road from where we are. the car ends up in the middle of broad street and bursts into flames. take a look at this video that was obtained by nbc 10 here. this is what it looked like moments after crash. one officer described this as a fireball. it happened just after midnight. one of the officers from the 39th district happened to be driving down broad at the same time that this happened. at the point that he showed up here, just the engine was on fire. but it quickly became engulfed
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as you saw on that video there. he rushed over to pull the driver out. >> i have been to any number of scenes like this one. but this is theç first that i' come upon right as it was happening. >> he was leaving headquarters doing some paperwork. he was lucky this officer happened to drive by, see that this is a fresh auto accident and was able to pull the unconscious driver out of the vehicle. >> this is what the burned out car looked like after the fire was extinguished. the 47-year-old driver had to be revived here on the scene. now he's at einstein stable. he had a concussion and is also suffering from some injuries to his face and bumps and bruises as well. but he is expected to survive. for now we're 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 departments. chester residents packed a public hearing at city hall last night. an independent consulting firm recommended the city cut police and firefighting jobs through
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attrition to save money to help repair the city's finances. residents spoke out against the plan, saying the loss against the police and firefighters would jeopardize their safety. chester city council has until august 27. >> to approve the plan or come up with a plan of its own. 5:03. this morning, monsignor william lynn is waking up a free man. the first u.s. roman catholic priest convicted of helping to shield child molesters in the church was released yesterday. the state supreme court overturned his conviction granting him a new trial. the court threw out his conviction saying the trial judge allowed too many priest abuse victims not tied to the case to testify against him. so if he's found guilty, how much more time could he face in prison? >> he served about three years so far, my understanding. could be subjected to at least another six months if he was to be given the maximum sentence. >> lynn was charged with
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endangering ai boy friday transferring a suspected predator priest to his parish in éhd late 1990s. the delaware supreme court ruled that state's death penalty is unconstitutional. the justices announced yesterday that they took issue with the fact that the lou allows 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 challenging it in court. new jersey abolished the death penalty in 2007. the aclu of delaware praised the court's decision in a statement that reads in part, the death penalty is an antiquated system broken beyond repair. it has no place in our criminal justice system. katy? police in atlantic county are looking for the driver who hit and killed a woman in a crosswalk. we'll show you a picture of 27-year-old aubrey service, of little egg harbor township. she leaves behind a son and daughter. service's mother says her daughter was on her way to a
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wawa in galloway township just before 10:30 monday night. she was crossing at the intersection of 6th avenue and white horse pike when the driver of a silver older model suv ran a red light and hit her. >> she had a very good heart. she was kind and she'd do anything for anybody. >> police say the suv is probably a 1990 chevy tahoe or suburban. it should have front end damage on the driver's side. millions of federal dollars are on the way to our region to help fight the zika virus. pennsylvania and new jersey each will get $560,000. delaware is not in line for funding. the money will help states monitor children affected by zika. health officials in florida meantime are learning firsthand that the zika virus is proving tough to kill. the problem lies in the mosquito
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species blamed forç the outbre in miami. workers have been blanketing the one square mile section with insect repellent, trying to get rid of the zika carrying predators. so far, 15 cases of the virus have been confirmed there. a travel warning remains in effect for pregnant women to that area. 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 in center city. the council is honoring mr. biden for his leadership of the president's cancer research initiative. 5:06. this morning, new details about exactly how much it cost to fight philadelphia's controversial soda tax. opponents of the tax spent $10.6 million in a failed attempt to defeat the proposal. the money came mostly from the coca-cola company, dr. pepper snapple group and pepsico. supporters of the tax spent
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about $2.5 million which included 1.6 million from former new york city mayor michael bloomberg. the soda tax takes effect next year and most of the money collected will go to philadelphia schools and recreation centers. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> seven minutes after 5:00. mostly clear skies in philadelphia. we're getting closer to sunrise. less than an hour away. we'll see bright sunshine. look at the 50s in the lehigh valley. the temperatures are cooling under clear skies, 67 in philadelphia, delaware is in the 60s along with the lehigh valley and south jersey at 65 degrees this morning. cool spots, well, it's dropped into the low 60s. now in andorra and chestnut hill, both at 63 degrees. somerton 62 while bustleton and northeast philadelphia is 64 degrees. humidity is lower. you can feel it as soon as you step out the door. cape may, a view from the marina. see scattered clouds there. not to çworry. you don't need your umbrella. the radar showing no sign of any
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showers with those clouds. nice and clear. it will be dry today. as low as the humidity is now, it gets even lower this afternoon. the forecast looking good today. lots of sunshine, a few scattered clouds and 80s for philadelphia. the suburbs, the lehigh valley will see plenty of sunshine and new jersey, the showers take a break. sunshine and a few thin clouds, low 80s for new jersey. at the shore, the wind coming in off the ocean will keep afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s for smyrna and wilmington this afternoon. 10 day on 10 when i'm back in a few minutes to show you how long this nice weather is going to last. >> all right, bill, it does look nice. 5:08 right now. let's see if your ride to work looks nice this morning. >> jessica boyington is here to give us a check of the roads. >> we are looking at construction spots, katy and tracy. this is route 202 and our camera right around route 30. we have construction active there. there's a little bit of a
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flashing light there. all lanes are open or at least the lanes that are opening are traveling through nicely north and southbound on route 202. no problems there. also watching the delaware memorial bridge. this is construction where the left lane will be closed until 2:00 p.m. on friday. this is heading into delaware. you can see where 295 is right here. not seeing any big delays on that yet. no delays on to 295 or backed up to the new jersey turnpike into jersey. once you get into delaware, 95 looks great. no problems here, north or south, 11 minutes at the most from 295 to 495 with speeds still into the 60s. i'll be back. we'll check in with mass transit and more of your majors when i come back. donald trump has been no stranger to controversial comments but this time it involves pennsylvania's capital. why officials in harrisburg are firing back at the presidential nominee after his recent comments days after his rally near the çcity. plus, this -- kicked out for her religious
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many olympic hopefuls have reached the end of the road to rio. most athletes are in the brazilian city and there are just two days to go until the start of the 2016 olympic games. nbc 10 is your home for all of the action. despite fears that rio is not
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ready, american athletes certainly are ready for their shot at gold. rio's polluted bay was supposed to be cleaned up by now. the contamination did not keep the u.s. sailors off the water yesterday. while multiple teams have 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. nbc 10's jacqueline london is in rio right now and will is an exclusive all-access pass to the çolympics. she'll introduce you to hometown heroes going for gold in rio. cap her reports starting today at 4:00. watch our "going for the
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gold" special, this saturday only on nbc 10. now to decision 2016. republican presidential nominee says pennsylvania state capital looks like, quote, a war zone because of plant closings. trump's comments came a day after he held a rally in pennsylvania. he said america's trade agreements have caused a disappearance of factory jobs. the city's director of communications said mr. trump has made an unfortunate mistake in disparaging pennsylvania's capital city after a mere glance from the window of his airplane. harrisburg is renowned as the heart of our commonwealth. and the capital of unique beauty and charm. mr. trump should know that harrisburg and its residents are an integ rl part of the united states which he is vying to lead. members of our nbc 10 digital team followed trump on his latest political tour from interviews to blogs and picture galle galleries, see everything they
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saw online and our nbc 10 app. a muslim woman is asked to leave a dollar store. cell phone video captured what happened. >> you're telling me i have to leave this store? >> yes, ma'am. >> she went to the store to pick up charcoal for a family cookout and was shocked by the store manager's demand for her to leave. on the video the manager also said they were in a high crime area and got robbed a lot and she needed to remove that from her face or remove herself from the store. >> i've worn my garment fopç a long time. i have never been treated like this in any establishment, ever. >> not just a blatant violation of the civil rights laws of this country but it's also a violation of the basic laws of decency or morality. you don't netreat customers thi
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way. >> she contacted the chain and told them about what happened. a car crashed into a west virginia walmart. that's not why we're telling you this story. we're telling you this story because of who was behind the wheel. surveillance video shows the car rolling across the parking lot. look who's in the car. wait, wait, wait, wait for it. all right. i'll just tell you. it was two dogs inside. the owner left the car running, wanted to keep them cool. one of the dogs somehow knocked the car into gear. fortunately the dog driver didn't cause serious damage. no one was hurt. the dogs are fine. another reason you don't leave your dogs in the car with the car on. >> or buckle them in. >> maybe. 5:16. a rain storm in phoenix causes dangerous flash flooding. >> forecasters say the storm dumped up to an inch of rain in some parts of the city yesterday. flash floods have overwhelmed
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roads, stranding several cars. the heavy rain was accompanied by wind gusts of up to 50 miles an hour. you can see cars trying to get around standing water on roads in virginia beach one road was closed after the storm knocked over a power line. 5:17. let's get you to work, start with a look at the blue route right now. >> jessica boyington is here with a look at that. >> good morning, everyone. we're watching the blue route around the germantown pike on ramp. a lot ofç cars heading that direction. no big problems or delays, north or southbound looks great. checking in with mass transit, airport train 4802, 22 minutes late right now for septa's airport line. check before you go. we've seen a few delays already for septa's airport line. definitely check before you go.
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also, for amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t. and patco, everything is running on time. here's maple shade, new jersey route 73 around route 38, no big problems in either direction. roads are dry and cars are moving along just fine. we'll check in with problem spots and majors when i come back in ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 18 minutes after 5:00. 45 minutes until we get sunrise this morning. look at how nice and clear it is. this is the view from the nbc 10 studios. in the lehigh valley with cooling temperatures and moisture left over from some spotty showers yesterday, areas of fog, low clouds and fog in easton to start with. it won't last very long. it will quickly clear out. hazleton, light fog in pottstown, not an issue for allentown or quakertown. the temperatures have cooled into the low 60s for exton and malvern, 62 degrees in chadds
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ford, west kallen township, 62 degrees. right at 6 for ft. washington and northwest. we could see the 50s before they start turning around with sunshine and warm into the low 80s. satellite and radar, we are clear. no sign of showers. not today, not tomorrow. the weekend is a different story. it's not these showers to the south or the showers we see in the midwest. it's the wet airy over canada. look at those showers, heavy downpours and calgary. that storm is going to be making its wayç across the country slowly. we have days before it arrives. unfortunately it looks like it will be timed for the weekend. the weekend forecast has a threat of showers and thunderstorms. suburbs, lehigh valley, south jersey, jersey shore even 88 degrees for saturday and 92 degrees in delaware. 90s for saturday but it gets nice on sunday. the storms are out of here. sunshine returns and typical august heat for sunday afternoon. and before we get to the
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weekend, we are in for some nice weather. the 10 day on 10, comfortable today, 84 degrees this afternoon. lower humidity tomorrow. a cooler start tomorrow morning, down to 65 degrees while the afternoon gets a little bit warmer. nice and comfortable on friday with a high of 88. then you feel the heat and humidity on saturday with the storms developing during the day and into the late afternoon hours. by sunday, though, we are clearing out and we've cleared the way for some sunshine next week, too. monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, it will be dry. tuesday, wednesday and thursday, possibly friday, we'll be back into the low 90s. >> thanks for that. nbc 10 needs your help spreading the word about free money to those making a difference in our community. we're giving away grants to local nonprofits. we call it 21st century solutions and the goal of the program is to support organizations that are implementing new and innovative program. the application, find it on our website, the deadline to apply is august
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more than 100 kids get a free trip to the philadelphia zoo. children from variety club camp will not only get to see their favorite animals but get to rock out to a deejay and get their face painted. every year, the campers who have autism and downs syndrome grow vegetables the zoo buys to feed the animals. today some of the campers will get to feed the hippos the vegetables they've grown. baseball managers are usually the ones getting ejected for arguing with umpires. at last night's phillies game, bob davidson tossed a fan from citizens bank park. the fan sitting about 15 feet from the field and causing a disturbance was thrown out. the man was ushered from the stadium. this is the no the first time davidson threw out a fan. in 2010 he ejected a fan for using a homophobic slur against
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a visiting player. one network is about to undergo a transformation. landon dowdy is here to explain in this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon. >> hi there, tracy. instagram undergoes a makeover to look more like çsnapchat. it will launch a new feature letting users share videos and pictures that will be gone within 24 hours. on wall street, stocks fell tuesday, futures are lower this morning. the dow dropping for the seventh straight session. the first time that's happened in nearly a year amid earnings reports and economic data on the consumer. you want to look for data today on hiring in the private sector and the nation's services sector. the dow falling 90 points to 18,313. the nasdaq down 46. >> landon, thank you. talk to you tomorrow.
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skies are clear in philadelphia. a little bit of fog in the lehigh valley and beyond. we're in for sunshine today. you could see scattered clouds in cape may. that's a live view from the cape may ro may marina. your neighborhood forecast is just ahead. jessica boyington watching the traffic on a wednesday morning. >> we're watching 309 right now. this is right around the pa turnpike. you can see everyone having no problems when heading out the door, at least here. the rest of 309 looks the same. we'll check in with the schuylkill when i come back. plus, coming up, a long way to go. that's what experts are saying about police body camera programs, including the one right here in philadelphia. we'll tell you why they say the city's policies still have a lot of room for improvement. also, long lines and frustrated customers. that, what you're looking at is the typical site at dmvs and
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right now, "nbc 10 news today," take a look at this video you'll only see on nbc 10. a crash and rescue in philadelphia as crews work to put out the car fire. how police were able to save a life this morning. and police and fire department layoffs. that's what one local community could be dealing with.
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hear what neighbors are saying about the potential cut. and crying foul. donald trump in hot water again over controversial comments involving a baby at his latest rally. nbc 10 starts now. >> welcome to wednesday. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm katy zachry. it has a better wing when you say welcome to wednesday. >> welcome to wednesday, hump day! >> we start with meteorologist bill henley. >> the humidity is lower for most of the area and will be dropping as the day goes on. the low 60s in the suburbs, clear skies at king of prussia, cleared for sunshine and 76 degrees by 11:00. that being said, there are clouds and areas of fog. you can see it in the lehigh valley, in easton this morning. as the sun comes up, the temperatures will warm and the fog will disappear. we're


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