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dollars needed for repairs and underground upgrades. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. 4:30. let's get started with meteorologist bill henley for the "first alert" neighborhood forecast. >> the temperatures get lower and lower as we get closer to sunshine. 68 degrees right now in philadelphia. 60s in the suburbs for new jersey. lower 60s for lehigh valley and delaware, too. the sunshine will warm into the 80s this afternoon. no sign of any showers and a little bit of a breeze coming off the ocean to the shore. to the 80s but getting close to 79 degrees this afternoon. expect sunshine, no sign of any fog in the lehigh valley this morning. delaware, that shot's going to brighten up quite a bit in the next hour as we get closer to sunrise just after 6:00 this morning. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i'm back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington watching the roadways.
>> thanks, bill, we're watching the schuylkill expressway, right around our cameras at girard avenue. westbound or eastbound, no problems. very light from the vine street expressway to the blue route. average speed clocking into mid-60s as well. still watching the vine street expressway it's closed in both directions east and westbound, between broad street over here and to the schuylkill expressway and that will probably be there until about the 5:00 hour. there's also construction on route 202 headed northbound and southbound until route 30. there's two lanes there but looks like our drive times back down to normal. 11 minutes north and south to the schuylkill, tracy. two days after his release from prison monsignor william lynn heads back to court this morning. he's expected to learn when he will be retried on sex abuse cover-up charges.
nbc10's matt delucia is there. >> reporter: it will be a new trial date for monsignor william lynn. he is out on bail, that doesn't mean, though, that his legal troubles are over just yet. take a look, this is what it looks like tuesday afternoon, monsignor william lynn leaving the state prison, he was there nearly three years. prosecutors have long argued that lynn was responsible for transferring pedophile priests from one parish to another but it was overturned saying it was irrelevant on appeal. even though lynn already served out much of his sentence. >> the parole board granted him parole like in october. so the worst that can happen on a retrial, i mean, you know, the worst that can happen, he could be convicted and sentenced to
two months. >> reporter: william lynn's attorney there and ad.a. seth williams said this on tuesday, "to the victims, their families and the citizens of our region know that my office takes the charges of institutional sexual abuse extremely seriously. i will continue to use every available legal option at my disposal to prosecutor pedophile priests and those who shield them to the fullest extent of the law." the new trial date will likely be set for next year. monsignor lynn is now living with relatives at the moment. his lawyers say he's received hundreds of letters from parishioners while in prison. new this morning from the delaware bureau the treasurer sore the myrna pto is facing theft charges. she's charged with using a pto
debit card to run up thousands of charges. the casino announced the closing yesterday as thousands of employees remain on strike. tropicana entertainment which owns the taj mahal says it was losing millions of dollars a month and also blames the strike as reason for going out of business. the striking workers have been fighting for the restoration of health insurance and pension benefits that were cut two years ago. an exact shutdown date for the taj mahal has not yet been set. it's 4:34. police say alcohol and speed caused the driver to crash into a home in northeast philadelphia. skyforce 10 was at the scene. no one was inside the home at the time of the crash. >> happening today, officials will be giving tablets to people
who live near a radioactive power plant. the pottstown health center will hand out potassium tablets today at the health center on king street. the keystone fire company and akimberton fire company. also in montgomery county, cheltenham township commission took the first steps towards the possible sale of the town's troubled sewer system. the manager told nbc10.com that the department demanded that cheltenham make widespread upgrades to its century old sewage system. and donald trump, at issue, something he claimed only he saw. ahead, hear what it is and how republicans will get together to rein in their party's presidential nominee. and call of the wild.
this baby owl was found injured in center city in march. ahead, hear how humans stepped in
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the long lasting scent of gain flings. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington checking in on the roads this morning and we're watching route 309 right now, right around the p.a. turnpike. you can see it's smooth sailing here. no big problems or delays also watching in new jersey turnpike, there's construction there. exit 5 and mount holly. there's two lanes closed. definitely something to watch out for. route 38 at route 70, no delays here. also 422 looks fine. eastbound towards the schuylkill expressway still an eight-minute trip. average speeds into the 60s. not seeing any problems there. also be on the lookout for a scheduled opening at the
tacony-palmyra bridge scheduled for 4:45 this morning. we'll see delays and backups because of that. and we'll check in with the bridges when i come back in the next ten. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather. clear skies and cooling down. 4:39 is the time. the temperature in philadelphia is 68 degrees, but that's still falling. it will be in the 60s to start with. and then with bright sunshine, low 80s at noon time today. a little bit of an easterly wind. we will see a warmup. it's not your typical august heat. it will be low to middle 80s this afternoon, a little bit below normal. that's philadelphia. the suburbs saw some areas of fog yesterday morning. not happening this morning. 63 degrees right now. as we go through, the humidity will be falling upper 70s. a beautiful day in the suburbs. in the lehigh valley, sunshine,
62 degrees now, 73 degrees by later this morning. low 80s with a light breeze blowing this afternoon. new jersey, you'll need your sunglasses. a nice warmup, too. after we start off in the low 60s it will likely drop down this morning. you can see some 50s to start with. the temperatures to fall. 78 degrees at noon time, and then low 80s this afternoon. and the shore will see a little bit more, just like the last couple of days with a southerly wind coming off the ocean, 70s, bright sunshine and beautiful day at the shore. and this view from delaware will brighten up quite a bit over the next hour. it is going to be nice and sunny and into the low 80s for this afternoon. but there are in some changes ahead for the weekend. i've got your weekend forecast and beyond in the next ten minutes, tracy. the way donald trump tells it, his campaign has never been better. amid new issues and new
you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember." he's going like "i don't remember!" it's 4:43. multiple high-level gop sources tell nbc news about a possible intervention with republican presidential nominee donald trump after a series of campaign controversy. those high-level sources tell nbc news that former mayor reggie bush and republican head reince priebus are among those planning to talk to trump about getting the campaign back on track following the clash with the family of a fallen soldier. last night, trump attacked the media. >> we have 16,000 people right now, and we have thousands
outside. if i wouldn't need my pressure you know what that say, i'd say we wouldn't need 40 or 50 people here. >> gop senator john mccain said he will stand trump despite this controversy, and despite the fact that trump has not endorsed mccain in his own bid for re-election. donald trump may have a new controversy to deal with after he claimed that he watched a video shot in iran showing a picture of unloading american cache from an airplane. trump told a crowd in daytona last night that he had seen top secret video shot by the iranian government of money being taken off of planes. the money was part of a payment announced earlier this year from the u.s. to iran to settle a decade old dispute over an incomplete weapon sale. but no publicly available video matches the video trump described. a trump campaign spokesman later clarified that trump was talking about a video shot in geneva,
switzerland, in january that aired on fox news. a new poll shows hillary clinton is winding her lead over donald trump. is shows clinton leading 49% to 39% in a head-to-head matchup. when libertarian is in the race, clinton lead business nine points. >> something clinton discussed at a pie company in colorado. >> if he wants to make america great again, he should start by making things in america. and there's a lot he could learn by coming here. >> clinton later attended a rally in the denver area where she attacked trump's temperament saying he cannot be trusted with. those donkeys that you saw around town they were part of a
scavenger hunt. 52 were claimed. the donkeys representing new york, connecticut, guam, puerto rico and american samoa are still here. less than 100 days from election day and there's a new push to register voters from the pennsylvania secretary of state. secretary of state pedro cortez addressed leaders of the group casa at city hall yesterday encouraging them to register to vote before the october 11th deadline. >> i do hope in the end folks will recognize it's not only a presidential election that we're going to be electing in congress, at the state level. there's so many important decisions, we want people to come out and recognize that and participate. >> as we've been telling you, pennsylvania is expected to pay a key role in the election. the state of secretary said the turnout may exceed prior elections.
♪ happy birthday to you >> that's an early birthday serenade for president obama who turns 65 today. hundreds of young leaders from africa sang to the commander in chief during a youth leader summit yesterday. it's 4:47. happening today the director of the centers for disease control will tour the zika zone in miami, florida. the area has reported 15 cases of zika believed to have been caused by mosquito bites. the cdc issued a travel warning advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to the small community. and the governor announced that pretesting will be offered to all pregnant women who live in florida. those women are doing what they can, staying inside, wearing long sleeves. some women say they might even leave town.
>> we killed a mosquito at our house and my husband said maybe it's not a bad idea that i go to california. my sister lives there. groups are spraying pesticides. and more than 30 members of the u.s. military have contracted the zika virus overseas. one of those infected is a pregnant woman. the military is actively testing the mosquitos, in addition to the 33 service is members, six military family members have also tested positive for the virus. and the first human clinical trial for the vaccine is under way. 80 volunteersed received the experimental injection that works much like a vaccine for the west nile virus. the first phase will experiment with the safety and effectiveness. it could go into phase two trials next year. those trials won't continue if there isn't enough money to support them. the obama administration warned the money to fight the zika
virus is already on the verge of running out. the national institute of health will exhaust the sources this month. congress has a spending plan but yet to act on it. an accident in indiana could create a confusing situation for drivers. a tractor trailer flipped over spilling 22,000 pounds of white paint on the road. workers did their best to sop up the paint but covered up the traffic lines on the highway. speaking of traffic, we'll make jessica laugh. >> glad that doesn't happen around here, all week long all through the day. here's the boulevard at ridge avenue, we're seeing all traffic being able to move just fine around heading towards the schuylkill which is where we typically see delays. p.a. turnpike looks great. there's construction headed
westbound between wage and valley forge. you can see western and eastbound drive times, too. 22 minutes at the most, speed well into the 60s. also we're in the process of a scheduled opening or standby on the tacony-palmyra scheduled for 4:45. ben franklin and the walt whitman bridge are nice and clear. 95, construction, southbound ramp to broad street is closed this morning. we'll have more updates when you check into the extension. that's being reported there i'll tell you when i come back. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather. >> ten minutes before 5:00. skies are clear this morning. temperatures getting cooler. a few spots dropping into the 50s. you can see the lights in the distance, the stadium has lights off now we'll get sunlight to brighten things up. in the coming hours it will be nice and bright but it is cool.
60s for the shore. south jersey, the suburbs in the low 60s. lehigh valley and 68 degrees in philadelphia. in delaware, the numbers have dropped to the 60s for claymont, low 60s for marshalton and caliville. and the numbers into the very low 80s this afternoon. just like the last couple of days it will be shower-free. no showers or thunderstorms, not until we get to the weekend. and that's when we can expect this system to arrive with showers and thunderstorms and heavy downpours. and hour by hour, taking it into the midwest by early today, and tomorrow, michigan first time thing tomorrow morning seeing that line of showers and it will continue to march toward our area by first thing saturday morning. it will be in central pennsylvania, that's early in the morning on saturday. during the day on saturday, look
at that rainfall developing. that's saturday afternoon at 1:00. that is going to make for a damp beginning for the weekend. but those storms will keep on moving out so sunday, we'll be driving out, after heat and humidity and a chance of storms, sunday afternoon, nothing but sunshine and 80s. before we get to the weekend, we still have nice weather to enjoy for today and tomorrow. a little warmer tomorrow, bright sunny skies and humidity will still be in check tomorrow. the showers and thunderstorms roll through. they're out of here for the second half of the weekend. 70 degrees in the morning. 87 in the afternoon, the humidity will be dropping. and making for a comfortable day on monday. back into the upper 80s for tuesday. then we're looking at 90s for a few days before we get to saturday with a chance of storms. tracy. eight minutes before 5:00 right now. tuesday, he became a free man but today monsignor william lynn will be back in court. next in a live report at 5:00,
who do you talk to for military advice right now? well, i watch the shows. i mean i really see a lot of great - you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows... while donald trump watched
tv, 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. 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 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. good morning, everyone, jessica boyington, watching the roads this morning and we're taking
a look at the schuylkill expressway ramp to the vine street expressway. and the flashing lights reflecting off there. some of the signs are out of the way. as this last one gets cleared out of the way, that means the vine will be reopened. also watching the tacony-palmyra, we're in the process of a scheduled opening scheduled for 4:45. we're ten minutes in. take the betsy ross as an alternate. happening today, pennsylvania governor tom wolf will discuss money in a new budget targeting the state's
opioid use epidemic. he will give details of the $10. for intervention on use of heroin and opioids. you can go to the nbc10 app and see the exclusive called generation addicted. a school board can prevent a transgender team from using the boys bathroom. they can bar robin grim from the bathroom, grim was born a girl but now identifies as a boy. the school board plans to ask the supreme court to review that decision by the end of the month. president obama shortened the sentences of 214 federal inmates including five from our area. 67 of those prisoners were serving life sentences. the white house says it is the largest batch of commutations for a single day in more than a century. almost all of the prisoners were
serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. ♪ well, the road to rio getting shorter. tomorrow night, the opening ceremony kicks off the olympic summer games and we're following all of our local athletes in rio including joe malloy of wildwood. he's headed to reyour in hopes of the triathlon. six years ago, malloy was assistant coach on the swim team. he decided to give up the job and dedicate full time to the sport of triathlon. now he's punched a ticket to rio. >> i just want to see if i could make a live agent what i wanted to for a couple years to see what i wanted to do with my life. and the olympics was a great spot to focus that energy but i wasn't sure -- i had no idea i'd get there. it's been a heck of a ride. >> nbc10 was there as his
hometown gave him a big kickoff. going for gold special airs saturday night at 7:00 only on nbc10. jacqueline london is in rio tracking the athletes across our area. be sure to watch our exclusive reports this afternoon and evening on "nbc10 news." 2 before 5:00. a rescued baby screech owl was rescued in montgomery county last month. >> it took a little coaxing. the bird's name is albert bond. workers had to guide him out before he could fly out over bond's arboretum. >> staffers discovered the injured bird back in march. he was treated at the schuylkill while life visitation center and he was released right where they found him.
you're watching "nbc10 news," "nbc10 news" at 5:00 starts are right now. right now on "nbc 10 news today," back in court, monsignor william lynn will stand in front of a judge just two days after his release. on the defense, bill cosby's legal team wants a phone call 11 years ago tossed out. hear why his lawyers think it should not be used as evidence in the sex abuse case. kicking it off, the ceremony is tomorrow but south jersey's own carli lloyd is already getting things started in rio. >> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. good morning, and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm pamela osborne. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's 5:00 a.m. 68 degrees outside. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with nbc10's "first alert" neighborhood temperature. >> tracy, you're seeing it calm
down, 68 degrees. nice view from the suburbs where the temperatures are cooling down in philadelphia. 68 degrees right now, 67 at 6:00. with bright sunshine, we're in the middle 70s by 10:00. the last morning, we've seen fog in lehigh valley and surrounding areas. by 11:00, 78 degrees and warming into the 80s. very similar to yesterday. humidity a little bit lower and sunshine nice and bright for each of these locations. 84 degrees and jersey at the shore, close to 80 degrees this afternoon. got the forecast hour by hour that i'll take you through when i'm back in a few minutes but first jessica boyington is watching your "first alert" traffic. >> we're back open from the cameras here around 24th street, westbound traffic all open. eastbound, towards 95, no problem there. that construction is clear