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into twilight right now. the temperatures have come down, the lehigh valley, 63 degrees and 66 degrees in delaware to start with. we will see sunshine and a nice warmup, 67 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00 this morning, 77. the entire area will see a similar warming trend today, into the 80s this afternoon. partly to mostly sunny skies for philadelphia, 87, a few high clouds later today. in the suburbs, 86 degrees and 70s at the shore while interior new jersey warms into the 80s. 79 degrees right along the coast. and sunshine with lowç humidit for the lehigh valley and delaware. look at the weekend and beyond when i'm back in just a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. we're watching out in morrisville for construction. right around route 1 where we'll find lane restrictions around the trenton/morrisville bridge and perry street. watch out for that. route 38 around nixon drive, norristown, not a car in sight. good out the door on 38.
the blue route looks okay also. checking in with the drive times, 14 minutes at the most in either direction. this is light southbound from the schuylkill to 95. speeds into the high 60s as well. tonight, the whole world will be watching. we're just hours away from the start of the 2016 summer olympics in rio. >> nbc 10's matt delucia is live in our digital operations center this morning. the olympics are all about the big moments and the legendary u.s. olympian who became a symbol of the olympic spirit was in our area this week. >> kerri strug became a household name 20 years ago, helping the u.s. women's gymnastics team win gold. remember this moment, strug performing that vault with an injured ankle. we talked with her while speaking to workers in delaware county. kerri has two kids and will be watching with her son, who is 4 years old. it will be the first olympic games he will see. long since retired from gymnastics, kerri works with the justice department focusing on kids but she often reflects on
that moment in the '96 olympics when she hurt her ankle? one vault and went back for a second attempt getting the gold. now she's watching today's olympians try to achieve greatness. >> for me i love listening to the national anthem, every time america wins gold. the 16 days of ghlory, enjoy thm and relish them. not everybody will take part as an athlete but we can all take part in some way. cheering on team usa, sending messages viaç social media and what not, it means a lot to the athletes. >> now, kerri is not going to rio but she'll be watching on tv like the rest of us. a lot of work has gone in to preparing for the games in rio, especially the opening ceremony tonight. we have a live picture just behind me here of the olympic park. all those folks really getting ready. the excitement begins later on tonight. for now i'm live in the digital operations center, matt delucia,
nbc 10 news. >> very exciting, matt. thanks for that. watch the opening ceremony right here on nbc 10. coverage starts at 7:30 tonight. jacqueline london is your guide to the rio games and our local athletes. be sure to watch her reports later today on nbc 10 news. federal prosecutor charged nearly four dozen suspects for alleged organized crime including philadelphia's reputed mafia boss. alleged members of numerous crime families were among those arrested. they are accused of extortion, loan sharking, sports gambling, fraud, firearms traffic and arson. skinny joey merlino was among those charged. investigators say he and another man convinced corrupt doctors to bill insurers for unnecessary and excessive prescriptions in exchange for kick backs. the long-time lawyer for the alleged philly mob boss declined to comment on the allegations. >> we're able to arrest 46
members of numerous crime families, genovese, gambino as well as others. >> the charges came one day after the arrest of john gotti jr. ache he's accused of being involved in an alleged prescription drug ring.ç philadelphia hopes a new app will help fight hunger and reduce food waste at the same time. the app called food connect gives restaurants, venue halls and catering companies an easy way to donate surplus food. the items are then delivered to emergency food providers throughout our area. the program collected more than 11,000 pounds of food during the dnc. and got it to paul in need. paul jordan held firefig firefighters at gun point and fired a shot into the wall at the lamont fire company in cheltenham. he was let go the night before the incident.
a sentencing date will be scheduled after jordan goes through several evaluations. new jersey police officers are getting some new high-tech training. >> it helps them prepare for potentially life and death situations. the new video simulator allows officers to train in highly realistic-looking situations. these multiscreen simulator is a brand new addition to the cape may county police academy. it puts split-second decisionmaking skills to the test. >> policing are changing rapidly. we need to train our police officers to do a very difficult job. >> the academy trains police recruits from all across the state. the county spent $250,000 on this equipment. a good chunk of that money 4 been seized from criminals. now the latest on decision 2016. hillary clinton is expanding her lead over donald trump in a new nationwide poll. the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows clinton with a nine-point lead. she has the support of 47% of those surveyed to trump's 38%. that's almost double the
five-point edge clinton had before the convention. a poll of likely pennsylvania voters by franklin and marshall college showed an even larger lead for clinton in pennsylvania. trump campaigned in maine yesterday where he went after his democratic rival. >> i sort of miss my protesters, you know. we don't uet them from hillary because there's no -- you know, the bernie people had spirit. we don't get them from hillary because they don't care. they don't care. >> trump will join running mate mike pence for rallies in iowa and wisconsin today. and mike pence and his wife, karen, will do an exclusive interview with the "today" show. you can see it later this morning on nbc 10. the "today" show begins at 7:00 a.m. some local republican leaders are turning away from trump. they tell nbc 10 they refuse to be connected with the republican nominee. >> i feel like millions of americans right now aren't happy
with the choices at the top of the ticket. there's always the option to write someone in. >> as the party leader i don't want to do anything that would help him in any way. i don't even want to be associated with him. >> he was one of three people to quit the party this week. today democratic nominee hillary clinton will speak to a joint convention of national association of black journalists and national association of hispanic journalists in washington. yesterday she attacked trump for making his products in other countries. >> we just put up a website, hillary clinton.com/make it here. and we're telling him about 100 places where he can actually make all of those things right here in america. >> at one point during the rally several secret service agents rushed to clinton's side as animal rights protesters came close to the stage.
if hillary clinton becomes president, former philadelphia mayor michael nutter could end up in her cabinet. the website politico reported that nutter is under consideration for both transportation secretary and secretary of housing and urban development. president obama is answering donald trump and other critics of a $400 million u.s. payment to iran. yesterday the president denied claims that the cash transfer was ransom for the release of president obama said the payment was part of a settlement with iran that he announced in january. a "wall street journal" report said an unmarked cargo plane delivered the cash to iran around the same time that the prisoners were released. the president said that transfer was not part of a nefarious deal. president obama also took aim at donald trump's latest campaign claim that the november election will be rigged. the president called that notion, quote, ridiculous. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 5:38. we've got a sunny day atoday.
we're getting closer to sunrise this morning. look how nice and clear it is. that's a live view from the comcast center in center city. philadelphia, 69 degrees. it's cooling down at this hour. a nice, cool, pleasant start with low humidity. 8:00, temperature 71 degrees. look at the warmup. by lunch time, 83 degrees. middle to upper 80s this afternoon. we'll see a southerly wind and southwesterly wind in philadelphia. that will help boost temperatures today. sunshine, a few scattered clouds, especially later for the suburbs. 60s to start with, near 80 at lunch time. into the lehigh valley, into the 80s this afternoon. 63 now. you can see the skies brightening in easton this morning. you'll also see that southerly wind. won't be terribly strong but just enough to boost temperatures a little about this afternoon. new jersey, 61 right now. through the 70s this morning by lunch time, 80 degrees. and at the shore, a nice day today. a little bit cooler this morning. 63 degrees now but a quick
warmup into the upper 70s at the shore. delaware sees sunshine an a few scattered clouds at times this afternoon. 82 degrees at 2:00 and into the low 80s again at 4:00 today. clouds will be building as we go into the weekend. weekend forecast could see showers and thunderstorms, even at the shore for philadelphia, 87 today. tomorrow those storms come into play and even sat the shore, especially later in the afternoon, the storms roll through. they're clearing out for sunday, monday and tuesday. we'll see lots of sunshine, too. back to the 70s for monday and tuesday. a full ten-day outlook when i'm back in just a few minutes. >> thanks for that, bill. 20 minutes before 6:00. let's get you to work on this friday morning. >> jessica boyington joining us live with a look at 42 this morning. >> we're watching the 42 freeway in runnemede, new jersey. this traffic right here that you're looking at, heading this direction, brake lights up ahead. that's headed northbound towards the philadelphia area. we don't have backups or delays
heading into the city towards the walt whitman bridge. no problems over the ben, the commodore barry looks great. no scheduled openings over the tacony palmyra. there is construction over another bridge, delaware memorial bridge. if you're heading from new jersey into delaware, watch for that left lane closure until 2:00 p.m. today. you can see in our map system right in here, 295 has no problem or backups from that construction. and also everything looks clear on the new jersey turnpike as well. also watching 95. these drive times look great. 14 minutes now southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. now down to 13. but watch for these ramp closures. this is ongoing work. something you should be aware of. 95 northbound at girard and allegheny, aramingo, those off ramps are closed with that construction. a close call in philadelphia and now police are investigating. we'll tell you about this arrow that struck and went through a window and what it almost hit. plus, 35 years after the
5:44. police in philadelphia want to know who shot an arrow that hit a house. >> it just feet away from where a toddler sleeps. take a look. the arrow was lodged in this window glass of a second-floor bedroom on scotia road in andorra. the person who took this photo said the arrow is near where his child takes a nap. we spoke to neighbors about the incident. >> i don't even know why shun would be shooting a bow and arrow. there's no hunting. >> it makes me feel unsafe in a neighborhood that's always been a very quiet neighborhood. >> i'm just grateful no one was hurt, especially children. >> investigators say the incident happened on wednesday. they're not sure, though, what time. george zimmerman, the man who shot and killed trayvon martin says he was punched in the face the a florida restaurant. zimmerman says it happened over
the weekend when he was explaining that he shot martin in self-defense. several witnesses claim zimmerman was bragging about the shooting. he was acquitted of second degree murder in the 17-year-old's death in 2012. happening today, the man who tried to sssassinate president ronald reagan could walk free. john hinckley jr. is due to be released from a psychiatric hospital in washington. last week, a federal judge ruled he is no longer a danger to himself or others. the courts declared hinckley legally insane after he shot president reagan and three others in 1981. hinkley spent 35 years in the hospital. when he's released he will be required to live with his mother in virginia. pless and park officials are warning runners, hikers and bikers.
the discovery of the traps at a park in passaic county dates back to june. it includes rope tied around logs, barbed wire along pathways and pieces of wood with nails just under the surface. >> it's basically to hurt a person. >> i didn't see anything. i'm looking at the ground the whole time trying to dodge rocks, that sort of thing. i think you're safe now. it's good they got them out of there. >> no injuries have been reported. we have new video of hurricane earl which has weakened to a tropical storm. the storm dumped up to 18 inches of rain yesterday on parts of belize and guatemala. downpours triggered flooding and mud slides. winds of 80 miles an hour caused damage in towns and villages. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> skies are clear this morning. we're looking for sunshine. it will be up in about 15 minutes time. live view from cape may, which is looking nice and clear. east innocent clear as well. later today, we should see high
clouds moving into the lehigh valley. that's ahead of showers and thunderstorms for tomorrow. you'll need your sunglasses today. temperatures cooled off nicely. jersey and the jersey shore. just below the 70 degree mark in philadelphia. these numbers are cooling down. piney hollow, 59 degrees. look at that, 55 degrees and 63 in robinsville. pleasant start this morning. the humidity will drop. you'll see plenty of sunshine, nothing to show you on the satellite or radar just yet. what is on the way for tomorrow, you can see rolling through michigan and the midwest. st. louis, northern missouri seeing heavy downpours. that system is on the move and it will ab riffing during the day on saturday. today, sunshine, a few high clouds at times this afternoon, 3:30 this afternoon. high clouds in allentown, the suburbs, might see scattered clouds in northern new castle county in delaware. nothing but sunshine for the shore. as we go into tonight, the clouds start to increase
overnight tonight. and the chance of showers, the first showers will show up in central pennsylvania, first thing tomorrow morning. then we go into the afternoon, look at the potential for storms. your hour by hour forecast shows 2:00 tomorrow afternoon, showers and thunderstorms. that line willing on the move moving into south jersey and delaware as well during the afternoon hours. but it will clear out for your second half of the weekend. those storms could come through with some heavy downpours and gusty winds. today, won't see that. don't need the umbrella, just the sunglasses. 87 degrees this afternoon. steamier tomorrow. the humidity starts moving into night. you'll feel the difference first thing tomorrow morning. warmer within 74 degrees. 92 in the afternoon. the storms roll through. that's a cold front that comes through. it will drop the temperatures from the low 90s into the upper 80s on sunday. the humidity will be coming down during the day on sunday. you'll feel the difference for monday and tuesday. typical summer heat for monday and tuesday, then it's into the
90s for a few days with a chance of showers and thunderstorms on friday. by the time we get to next weekend, we're clearing out and cooling down just a little bit.ç tracy, pamela? >> all right. thank you, bill. time now 5:30 on your friday. we want to get you to work this morning. >> a look at the roads and mass transit. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. what are you seeing? >> we aren't seeing anything too major but we are seeing septa delays, thorndale 1512, running 15 minutes late. amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t., patco, no reported delays for their schedule right now. the vine street expressway, average speeds into the 50s still. we also are not seeing any problems or delays here. we also bypass that construction very early this morning. we were way ahead of schedule. if you typically take the vine street expressway, you're good to go out there. here's 95. the schuylkill expressway into center city, 12 minutes still eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. and no problems on the blue route if you're headed southbound to 95.
just a 15-minute trip there. speeds well into the 60s. i'll be back in the next couple of minutes with more updates for you on your morning. pamela? >> jessica, thank you. we are just hours away from the start of the 2016 games in rio. >> the opening ceremony will show the world everything the city has to offer. national correspondent jay gray is in rio this morning. tonight, the world is watching. and what are you wearing? >> good morning, pam, tracy. i hope you said that in a good way. this is the jacket that team usa will be wearing as they walk into the stadium this evening. you can see the crest here, usa on the back. this is the official jacket for team usa this evening as the games open up here. it's something that a lot of these athletes have been waiting all their life to put on and walk into, of course, it's going to be a tremendous night. i didn't really have to work out to get it. i just asked the guys if i could borrow one.
>> they just loaned it. >> right, right. >> all right, jay, the most detju(uq" olympian in history is now getting another honor, michael phelps will be bearing the flag for team usa tonight during the olympic ceremony. tell us a little bit more about that. >> yes, interesting to me, this will be the first opening ceremony michael phelps has ever taken part in. it's his fifth olympics, the first time he's been a part of this great tradition. the reason is because he's usually competed the day after and his coach just didn't want him on his feet five, maybe six hours. it takes that long to get things going with the parade of nations and things like that. so this will be his first time. he says it's a dream come true. it's neat to see the transition for michael phelps. this is a guy who was a little abrasive in the beginning, had his issues outside of the pool and has come full circle and is embracing his role as a leader and a captain on this team. >> let's talk about the controversies surrounding this
year. a number of them including team russia and more than 100 athletes being banned from rio. tell us more. >> yes. 271 athletes actually have been told as of yesterday they will be able to compete. that's more than most thought the anti-doping agency here, really said the team was out of bounds, way outside the rules. and mostly track and field. no track and field members of that team will be part of the olympics here. they say they're proud they'll be in the opening ceremonies this evening and still say they've done nothing wrong. they say the fault is with the testing here in rio. >> thanks for your report this morning, jay. we appreciate it. catch the opening ceremony action right here on nbc 10, starting at 7:30 tonight. enjoy that jacket, jay. nbc 10's jacqueline london is your guide to the rio games and our local athletes. be sure to watch her reports later today and tonight on nbc 10 news. philadelphia neighbors try to cool off from the summer heat
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welcome back. happening today, sixers legend allen iverson is back in town to host the celebrity basketball game at temple university's leah cora center. iverson hosted a dinner and silent auction yesterday to benefit the police athletic league of philadelphia. iverson was elected to the basketball hall of fame earlier this year. and a lot of people wouldn't even think about swimming in a dumpster but there are always some. >> wait till you see this picture. philadelphia has had to issue a warning because of this picture. that picture surfaced in the online news site billy penn. it first reported this dumpster pool party. the organizer says they power washed the dumpster, lined it with tarps and filled it with water from a fire hydrant. city officials say that's the biggest problem that they used fire hydrant water, water useç for fighting fires.
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