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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 cleared for sunny skies.
66 in delaware, sunshine will valley, new jersey at the shore, onshore winds keep temperatures in the 70s for most of the day and philadelphia and the suburbs into the lower 80s this afternoon. i'll take you through it hour by hour with the futurecast when i come back in just a couple minutes. right now jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. we're watching the schuylkill expressway right now. this is right around south street and actually it's the on ramp to the schuylkill expressway headed westbound. that's where you see police activity. it's underneath the graphic. traffic stop actually. every time traffic tries to get past the scene, it's not completely blocked off. they're letting traffic move through the area. just a little bit of brake lights being tapped there. you might see delays if you're heading in that direction. in olney, adams avenue between rising sun and crescentville road, that is closed this morning for that ongoing work. also watching 95. no problems or delays yet into
center city. a 13-minute trip there southbound from woodhaven road into the vine street expressway. no problems headed northbound. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. 5:32. new from overnight, a car destroyed but a life saved. that's what happened on broad street early this morning when a driver crashed into two parked cars and his car burst into flames. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on broad street in the city's nicetown neighborhood. police had to shut down part of the street for hours. walk us through what happened. >> tracy, one of the officers here that just happened to be up on the scene at the time and saw this crash soon after it happened. he quite possibly saved this man's life. take a look at this video we obtained a short while ago where you can see the fireball really of that car engulfed in flames. the police tell us the car was going south on broad street at wyoming. that's where we are right now. the car sped over the center median, went out of control, hit a parked car and a van and then
ended up in the middle of broad street with the engine burning up. thisç 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 after it happened. >> it obviously would have been better without the fiery wreck but all things considered, this is a positive outcome. >> 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 him 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. >> the driver did have to be revived on the scene. he was rushed down the road to einstein where he is stable with a concussion and facial injuries. this is what the burned out car looked like after that fire was extinguished. tracy, as she just mentioned a moment ago, the stretch of broad street here at wyoming was shut down for about three hours during that crash investigation and all that cleanup that took
place afterwards. as you can see, it has since re-opened. live in nicetown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, i'll take it from here. thank you. this morning, the chester police and fire departments could be facing layoffs as part of a money-saving measure. pamela osborne is live this morning. neighbors are not happy about this. >> reporter: they most certainly aren't. as you mentioned those proposed cars to fire and police services are part of a recovery plan, they're calling it, to get the city's finances back on track. residents say this this plan doesn't work for them. >> that's not right. >> at a city council meeting last night, things got so heated that one resident had to be removed. more than 200 people packed into council chambers to listen to the findings of an independent consulting firm. they were called in to repair the city's finances. among their suggestions,ç cuttg police and firefighters.
and to that, residents said, absolutely not. >> about shutting down the fire department. you know what i'm saying? you're talking about cutting back people that have important jobs. you're talking about cutting back police officers in a city where you have people getting killed every week. you know what i'm saying? >> the firm also suggested putting a 5% tax on tickets for shows and events. chester city council has to approve the recommended plan by august 27th or come up with one of its own. within i see you next hour, we'll tell you what the former fire chief here in chester thinks about these proposed cuts. that's coming up at 6:30. reporting live in chester, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pakula, thanks to are that. 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 someone who was walking at chester pike and route 420 and then kept on driving. the officers followed the car and eventually arrested the driver. the persond was taken to the hospital. philadelphia police shot and killed a dog attacking a woman in the city's point breeze street. officers arrive on dickinson street and found the dog biting the woman. that's when they shot and killed the dog. 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 now 18. she testified in court that she cares for kaplan. nbc 10 spoke exclusively to theç assistant d.a. about the victim's reaction.
>> every victim acts differently and every victim experiences 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. in decision 2016, republican presidential nominee donald trump is stir new controversies, among them, his reaction to a crying baby at an event. it happened during a rally in virginia yesterday. trump heard the crying 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. people don't understand.
>> democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine responded to trump's baby comments saying, quote, sometimes you wonder who the baby is. episodes like this one have 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 going 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 "fq&ectorate. that strategist advises that trump talk less and smile more. again, his advice. more members of the
democratic party are resigning in the wake of an embarrassing e-mail hack. its chief financial officer and communications designer left their jobs earlier. yesterday, dnc chief executive amy deicy resigned. 5:39. 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 address 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 complaint. an although 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. but on the other hand, they don't have special processes to allow recorded individuals to get access to that footage. >> he says philadelphia's program has much room for improvement. we did reach out to the department for a response but we have not yet heard back. it's 5:40 right now. people in new jersey who are frustrated for long waits for car registrations and licenses got some advice from their governor. he said don't wait until the end of the month and renew online.ç he vowed to help solve customer service problems at the commission. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> the wait is over for some nice weather. 20 minutes before 6:00. 20 minutes -- about 20 minutes
before sunrise. look how nice and clear it is in philadelphia. there are some areas of fog, however, fog has thickened up in hazleto hazleton. half mile visibility. light fog in allentown and blue bell down to a mile and a half visibility and the humanity that's higher will be dropping as the day goes on. this is the humidity projection. look how the numbers drop as we go into the afternoon. the humidity comes down, by late this afternoon, much more comfortable than it has been lately. we'll see sunshine today. you can leave the umbrella at home. no showers, no thunderstorms today. 67 degrees now in philadelphia. 75 degrees at 10:00 and then near 80 degrees at noontime. low 80s with an easterly wind developing this afternoon. the humidity dropping later today. the suburbs, few scattered clouds to start with and mainly sunny skies. 76 at lunch time, 78 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. shower-free today. the lehigh valley, no showers here either. you can see the clouds are
starting to thin out. that's the view from the lehigh valley at easton this morning. 76 by lunch time and into the low 80s this afternoon. new jersey is looking good too. clear skies, sunshine, a quick warmup to near 80 degrees. at the shore, more of a breeze coming onshore. 13 mile-an-hour wind at 2:00. about the same at 4:00. that will keep temperatures in the middle 70s right on the beach. inland areas of delaware will warm into the low 80s. 66 now, definitely cooler than yesterday at this morning. and as the day goes on, that humidity will be dropping. there are showers and possibly some thunderstorms in our future. the weekend. a look at the weekend forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. all right, bill, thank you so much. almost quarter to 6:00 on your wednesday. things are feeling pretty good outside. let's check the roads. >> fingers crossed. jessica boyington has you covered. >> we're starting to see the
upswing of things at least on the schuylkill expressway. just a few moments ago, about ten minutes ago, there was a disabled vehicle, a police officer on the scene. the schuylkill expressway westbound ramp to -- from south street. you can see traffic moving along just fine past the scene right now. it's cleared out of the way. that's good news there. not seeing big increases on the schuylkill drive times as well. also out in upper moreland, a disabled vehicle on easton road and maryland road. we'll check in with more construction spots when i'm back in the next ten. >> 5:43 and we have breaking news just in to nbc 10. katy? >> emirates airline says an incident happened at the main airport. >> they aren't giving out details. i media sites say a passenger jet crash landed and is on fire. there are pictures from the scene of thick black smoke. we'll bring you more details on air and our nbc 10 app when we get them. breakdowns, no air
conditioning and delays. we'll tell you how a battle between new jersey lawmakers is taking a toll on new jersey transit. coming up, hear what frustrated commuters are saying about it. also, more than just texting. a new study shows alarming new numbers on what teen drivers are doing on their phones behind the wheel. ahead, we're breaking down the numbers for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message.
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smash and grab. take a look at the security camera video of a brazen jewelry heist inside the montgomery mall. early yesterday, thieves broke into the helzberg diamond store and smashed the cases. three men wore masks to cover their faces. they did get away with about $10,000 worth of jewels. the political fight over the gas tax in new jersey is throwing commuters off schedule. >> 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. >> that potentially includes the delivery of 1,100 buses 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. the father of a man accused of throwing a rock at a coatesville police officer apologized to the police department for his son's actions. the coatesville police department posted the letter on their facebook çpage. it said, quote, in admiration i want to commend the action taken by officer jared davis by displaying professionalism beyond the norm, in a time when madness seems to be the order of the day in the lives of officers in blue are in danger. the father went on to say his son's rights were never violated, even after the officer was hurt. you can see the incident on police dashcam video from last month right there. eric watson, at the right of your screen, is accused of
throwing the rock. watson is charged with aggravated assault on a ploif and resisting arrest. a new study on teens and driving reveals how they're using their smartphone while behind the wheel on the road. >> researchers found nearly three-quarters of teens admit to having their phones neeb when driving alone and two in three teens admit using apps while driving. more than a quarter of the teens in the study say they text and drive and half admit they text to get directions. 5:49. we want to update you. getting new information about the breaking news we're following for you. emirates airline says an incident happened at dubai's main airport. the airline and dubai international are not giving out many details. ultple social media sources say the passenger jet crash landed and is on fire. there is thick smoke from the screen. dubai government says the passengers were safely
evacuated. no injuries reported. everyone on bard has been evacuated. we continue to get new information. we're working to get you pictures and video. we'll have that coming up. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> ten minutes before 6:00. 12 minutes before sunrise. if you're heading out the door, things are clearing out. we saw fog earlier. it's starting to thin out in the lehigh valley. the clouds, a few scattered clouds, no sign of anyç wet weather today. sunny skies and humidity coming down today. it will be a pleasant evening. clear skies and cooler conditions than what we saw last night. suburbs, a few scattered clouds, 61 degrees, low 60s for the lehigh valley. 66 degrees in delaware. at the shore, 63 in interior new jersey. 60s to start with, lower 60s for most locations, people per done in the low 60s. a comfortable start, less humid conditions, we're heading for a beautiful august day.
no clouds around, no showers, we will be staying dry today. however, that does change for the weekend. you can see storms in the south. that's not the problem. look at this over canada. it has a long way to go. it is far to the northwest. over the next several days it will be making progress and arrives for saturday. good chance we'll see showers and thunderstorms. it will come with hotter temperatures, too, into the 90s for philadelphia, the suburbs, lehigh valley. even a warmup at the jersey shore. by sunday, though, we're drying out. beautiful weather for delaware and south jersey. temperatures into the 80s with sunny skies and niece weather for the weekend. today, partly to mostly sunny skies. humidity drops lower, 65 degrees tomorrow morning. high of 86. a slow warming trend, 88 degrees for friday, sunshine, it's heat and humidity. that chance of storms on saturday. it's out of here for sunday. we've cleared the way for bright sunshine next week, too.
monday, sunny skies and into the 80s. it's into the lower 90s for the balance of next week. >> bill, i just posted on my instagram i'm cheering you on for the lower humidity as a member of the big hair girls club. >> we're happy about it. >> we can appreciate that. >> safe to say, last week was a nightmare for me. pony tail all week long. >>ç no, it wasn't. >> it was. it was. we have backup here in the studio, a lot of curling irons and spray back here. we start off on 422 around trooper road. no problems or delays. a lot of times during rush hour, trooper road starts to back up. as you can see, not yet. eastbound towards the schuylkill expressway, we're still doing okay. it's an eight-minute trip from 29 up to that point. watch for more construction, the big road closure here and this will be an active scene for a little bit through the summer into part of the fall. lower merion on remington road is closed.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington checking on the roads right now. we're watching the vine street expressway. a nice shot here right around third street. that traffic that's moving away from the camera is headed eastbound towards 95. we're not seeing any big delays there. we're seeing small delays for mass transit, thorndale train 1512 running ten minutes late. we'll have more updates on septa and the roads when i'm back in the 6:00 hour. students in the garden state improved from last year in the partnership for assessment of readiness for college and career tests that are knowns aparcc.
a passing grade could soon become a requirement for graduation. thousands of parents refused to let their kids take the exam calling it too time consuming. flossing, something dentists and dental hygienists have been telling us to do for decades. an associated press investigation looked at 25 studies that compared teeth brushing with both teeth brushing and flossing and the study 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. it's that simple. if dentists do it, we're doing it because it's the right thing. coming up next at 6:00, a philadelphia police officer witnesses a fiery crash and jumps into action to help justice in the nick of time.
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police rescue. an officer revived an unconscious man after a crash and seconds later, the car burst into flames. >> not so sweet deal. new numbers show just how much both sides of philadelphia's soda tax put behind their efforts. >> and joe biden comes to philadelphia to accept an award for his fight against cancer. nbc 10 news starts now. 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm katy zachry. thanks for joining us. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with your neighborhood forecast. a lot cooler out there throughout our area, right, bill? >> it feels more comfortable today. the sun is just c