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breaking on "nbc 10 news today," apartment fire. flames break out overnight in south philadelphia. forcing people out into the pouring rain. stepping down today. convicted felon, kathleen kane, will resign as pennsylvania's attorney general. and stealing from veterans. police in delaware county say someone stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of bikes right before a charity race. this is nbc 10 news. 4:30. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast which is a look at conditions right where you live. speaking of that, bill, not everyone saw the thunderstorms but, boy, they were loud. >> the storms are done but i'm still tracking a few scattered light showers. you can see them moving through
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central pennsylvania, just pa passing north of allentown. we'll see the sunshine and the humidity come way down, into the low 90s this afternoon. a break today from the extreme heat. there is a chance of more showers and thunderstorms in our future. take a look at when you can expect that when i'm back in a few minute. first, jessica boyington has an update from the first alert traffic center. >> we're starting off on the vine street expressway. these are our cameras around 24th street. it looks like they're clearing some of the exit ramps early. cars are moving through. the construction is in place this morning. sometimes they pick up some of the ramps a little early. for now, westbound and eastbound, not your best bet. you can see flashing lights up here, some of them still closed. we'll keep you updated when that starts to open again, typically around the 5:00 hour. watching an accident in lowerç
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merion on mattesson's ford road. nbc 10 was first on the scene overnight as flames and smoke forced people out into the pouring rain when an apartment building caught fire. the fire started around 1:00 a.m. at broad and wharton streets in south philadelphia. matt delucia is there with more. matt, what do we know? >> the fire is out. behind me, there's still a lot of firefighters here at this scene. no one was inthese homes at the time but a firefighter was hurt battling the intense flames and smoke. this is what it looked like as we pulled up to the scene around 1:15 this morning. the fire had been burning for a little while at this point. heavy flames through the second and third floors through this row home on broad street, south of wharton, the 1300 block of south broad street. it took firefighters about two hours to get this under control.
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one firefighter was taken to the hospital. it's unclear on exactly what his injury was. the fire commissioner told us he is stable and expected to be okay. this happened just as a heavy storm was moving through the area. it's unclear what caused this fire. that is under investigation. neighbors around here tell us it happened fast and spread fast. >> i jumped out of bed, looked out the window and there was a guy laying the horn on, half in his car, screaming, "wake up, wake up." people were just knocking on all the doors along the block. >> unclear at this point how many units in this home were damaged. the fire did spread as you can see from this live picture, there are homes to the left and the right. row home here on broad street. we've seen firefighters working in all these units to make sure this fire is indeed out. now it appears, though, some of the operations here are starting
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to wind up and the folks are getting ready to leave, taking their break right now. we also asked the fire commissioner aboutç how the he from the past few weeks has taken its toll on firefighters and medics in the city. he said it has been rough. more on that at the top of the hour, 5:00. one quick note here, this area of south broad street, it is shut down around wharton for a couple blocks. you're not going to get your car through here. if you need to get around this area, you'll have to take a detour. we'll keep you posted on the traffic situation. >> we'll check back with matt at 5:00 a.m. check the free nbc 10 app for details on this and other breaking stories. more breaking news, this is decision 2016. republican donald trump is shaking up his campaign again. he's bringing in steven banon, his campaign ceo. he's promoting pollster kelli
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ann to manager. trump continues to trail hillary clinton in the polls. ahead in just a few minutes, find out about trump's first classified intelligence briefing which is coming up today. well, this is pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane's final day on the job. she's resigning today, following her perjury conviction in a grand jury leak case. her deputy, bruce castor, will take over as acting attorney general. he's the former montgomery county d.a. who ran unsuccessfully for the job of attorney general in 2004. kane announced her resignation yesterday, a day after a jury found her guilty on all counts of leaking grand jury information and lying about it. governor tom wolf can appoint a replacement for the rest of her term. kane is out on bail until her sentencing in october. it's 4:35. police in delaware county are asking for your help to find $37,000 worth of bicycle
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equipment stolen from the wounded warrior project. nbc 10 learned the theft happened overnightç friday in tinicum township. someone took a u-haul, parked at the renaissance hotel, carrying nine trek bikes and equipment. we spoke with a wounded warrior official. they will use equipment from other teams for a bike ride coming up in virginia this weekend. the stolen u-haul is a 16-foot truck with arizona tags ad21774. the 14th annual air show starts at 11:00 this morning. the thunderbirds are coming back to perform. the event is free and open to the public. also happening today, the 68th annual grange fair. the event runs today through
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sunday at the fairgrounds in wrightstown township. legal trouble for a police officer in south jersey. monroe township police officer was arrested and then suspended. ahead within hear what he's accuse of asking a woman to do who he took into custody. also, olympic treats. even the world's best athletes get cheat days. ahead, we talk to local olympians about what they chow down on when the competition ends. nbc 10's competition to watch is locally sponsored by the all-new 2017 chrysler pacifica. iso let me tell you what i knowe about senator pat toomey.. my mom was the principal at sandy hook school in newtown. she died that day protecting the young children in her care.
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when it came time to vote on background checks, pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing. that's who he is, and i'm grateful. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs]
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington right now checking on the roads. we're watching out in blue bell for a downed tree that actually
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was caused from last night's storms. stenson avenue is closed between butler pike and melissa hill road. checking in with the boulevard, right around robert's avenue. no bigç problems in either direction. everything moving just fine, north or southbound. the blue route looks okay, though. headed southbound or northbound from 95 to the schuylkill expressway, just a 15-minute trip there. i'll check in with mass transit. more of your majors when i'm back in the next ten minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 20 minutes before 5:00. we're dry in philadelphia after storms rolled through parts of the area last night. we will see sunshine today. it's going to be another hot afternoon. it's not going to be near as hot as it has been lately. at this hour, the temperatures have cooled down in the lehigh valley, the suburbs, into the 70s. but look at the 80s now in philadelphia and delaware and 82 degrees in south jersey. 70s for germantown. 75 degrees right now. park side at 74 and 79 degrees
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in society hill. a warm, muggy start. it's still muggy this morning. the humidity drops as the day goes on. as far as showers are concerned, some moving into northern delaware and scattered showers to the west and central pennsylvania, pottstown, paxton have seen a few rain drops this morning. it's dry in pottsville, these are moving to the north of harrisburg. our next chance of showers will come late tonight, early tomorrow morning. you can see the line of showers still extending far to our west from the ohio valley into southern indiana, illinois, kentucky, that system is going to be slowly moving our way. during the day today, we should be dry. leave the umbrella at home, sunshine, a few clouds and it's going to be hot. we'll get back into the low 90s this afternoon. as the day goes on, the humidity will be dropping. then late this afternoon into this evening, a few scattered clouds. we'll be watching to the west. look at the chance of showers. that's midnight tonight.
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a chance of heavy downpours and thunderstorms from chester county, wilmington and especially for central delaware and into south jersey early tomorrow morning. during the day today, you'll see sunshine. we'll start in the 70s, warm into the 80s by 11:00 and then up to 09 degrees at 3:00 this afternoon. a hot day but not as hot as it has been for the suburbs. 80s later today. in the lehigh valley, into the 80s as well. delaware, sunshine, no showers during the day. new jersey near 90 degrees this afternoon. another warm day at the shore with northwesterly wind 87 degrees today. 10 day on 10 when i'm back in a few minute. tracy? 4:42 right now. out of office but thrust back into the spotlight. ahead, hear who is pointing the finger at former philadelphia mayor michael nutter's administration over hundreds of thousands of dollars over controversial spending. >> find out why this tweet has
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some people. that's next. nbc 10's olympic medal couldn't is the locally sponsored by independence blue cross. live fearless.
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iso let me tell you what i knowe about senator pat toomey.. my mom was the principal at sandy hook school in newtown. she died that day protecting the young children in her care.
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when it came time to vote on background checks, pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing. that's who he is, and i'm grateful. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. it's quarter to 5:00. a police officer is accused of promising to drop criminal charges for a woman under arrest in exchange for a sexual favor. robert marzy turn himself in to police last week. the alleged incident happened in january. gloucester county detectives want to know if he made sexual advances with any other female arrestees. we talked to people in the community who say they're concerned. >> you want to trust police officers. >> monroe township police chief john mccune says it's deeply regretful that a member of the
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monroe township police department has been charged with a crime. like all persons accused of a criminal act, this officer is entitled to due process of the law. i expect this to take time. marzy has been with the police department for two years. he's currently suspended without pay.( developing now, more than 82,000 people are being forced out of their homes this morning because of this fire. that would be like evacuating all of upper darby in our area. this fire started as a small brush fire and exploded into a fast-moving wildfire north of los angeles. at least a dozen buildings including homes an a historic diner have been destroyed. and a portion of the main interstate is now closed. it's being called the worst flooding since hurricane sandy. it's receding in parts of louisiana this morning. community downstream are seeing rising water. the death tolls stands at 11. parishes with widespread flooding damage are under curfew because of looting. coming up at 5:00, how see local people are answering the call for help.
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now to decision 2016. today republican presidential nominee donald trump will get his first classified intelligence briefing. a federal official confirms to nbc news that the office of the director of national intelligence will conduct that briefing with trump in new york. it's been customary since the '50s for the two major party candidates to get the classify the intelligence briefing. hillary clinton has dominated the airwaves with ads this election season. now "the wall street journal" reports donald trump is about to start airing his first tv ads of the general election. the they will be on tv in pennsylvania, florida, ohio and north carolina. in pennsylvania, an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows trump behind clinton by wide margins in philadelphia and its suburbs. but he's faring better in rural counties. many people in these areas have lost manufacturing jobs. a gop chairperson in berks county says 500 trump volunteers have signed up in the last few
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weeks. meantime, trump held a campaign rally in west bend, wisconsin last night where he courted african-american voters. >> i'm asking for the vote of every african-american citizen struggling inç our country tod who wants a different and much better future. >> trump accused the democratic party of betraying the african-american community. he also said the clinton campaign, quote, talks down to minority groups and only sees african-americans as votes. hillary clinton visited philadelphia yesterday as she continued her push for pennsylvania. she took to the stage at a voter registration rally at west philadelphia high school and while clinton leads the polls in this battleground state, she still had this message for her supporters. >> so don't be complacent, my friends, because even though we're doing fine right now, i'm not taking anybody anywhere for
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granted. >> this morning, clinton will appear with running mate tim kaine in iowa, then she'll travel to ohio for what's being called a tax fairness event. 4:49. 81 grows o-- degrees outside ths morning. nia ali continues her quest for gold. she'll compete in the 100 meter hurdles. the men's basketball team also takes on argentina in the quarterfinals. the u.s. women's gymnastics team has a few more medals to show off. simone biles turned in a near perfect performance on the floor to take the gold medal. she became the first american female gymnast to win four career gold medals. her teammate aly raisman took the silver in the floor exercise. talk show host ellen degeneres is defending herself after posting a photo online that some critics called racist. it shows ellen riding on the back of jamaican sprinter usain
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bolt. she captioned the photo, this is how i'm running errands. degeneres responded to the controversy with this tweet, i am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. itç is the furthest thing from who i am. >> the elite athletes competing in rio know that food is their fuel. they're very careful about what they eat. once the olympics are over, food turns back into something fun. nbc 10's jacqueline london talked to some the olympians about what they plan to indulge in once their competitions are over. >> honestly, i would say a slice of boardwalk pizza but i have to wait until i get home for that one. >> doughnuts. they're unbelievable. >> if i'm not at rita's, i'll get the rainbow.
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>> other athletes told us they'll dig into treats like soft pretzels, buffalo wings and french fries. count on nbc 10 to follow our local athletes in ry s is i. nine minutes before 5:00. let's get you to work on this wednesday, check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we're watching the ramp to the vine street expressway. every once in a while, construction crews are just getting out of the way there. it looks like the vine street expressway may be open a little ahead of schedule this morning, considering it's ten minutes till 5:00 right now. that will be good to go in a few minutes. matson ford road and south county line road. the pa turnpike, watch for construction headed eastbound between willow grove and bensalem.
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for the most part, drive times great, eastbound valley forge to route 1. doing better headed westbound, only by a minute or so. speeds into the 60s in both directions. more updates when i come bang. we'll check in with area bridges and more of your majors. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> getting aç warm and muggy start this morning. this is a live view from the cape may marina. there is going to be sunshine at the shore today. a nice warmup, too. it is muggy, 81 degrees right now in cape may. you will see sunshine. the temperatures warming into the middle to upper 80s this afternoon. we'll see a northwesterly wind. that's a land breeze. the shore communities are going to warm up. as far as the humidity, that is slowly going to be decreasing. pretty steamy this morning. we'll see the humidity drop during the day. there's drier air flowing in on the same northwesterly winds. you'll feel that this afternoon. not so much at the shore but inland areas, philadelphia, the lehigh valley, the suburbs, into new jersey and delaware.
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this morning, though, the steaminess extends across the entire area, part of why it's so warm. the winds will be shifting. yesterday we saw a southwesterly wind. that brought in the additional moisture. see the flag blowing from this view. from center city, that's a view looking from the loews hotel in center city. it's a view that we'll see plenty of sunshine during the day today. the heat wave continues. it just won't be the extreme heat we've seen lately, into the low 90s this afternoon. you can see on the seven-day forecast, low 90s today, but it is upper 80s tomorrow afternoon. so the heat wave breaks. we are going to be hovering right near the low 90s right on toward the weekend before we get cooler conditions as we head into next week. the temperatures will finally be coming down. but they will still be near typical august levels over the next seven days. so the extreme heat that we've seen the last few days will take a break and then it gets more comfortable as we go into this
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afternoon. you'll still have to deal with the steaminess this morning. >> seven minutes before 5:00 right now. this morning, camden police need your help. do you recognize this guy? he and another man are wanted for burglary. next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, hear what they broke into and what police say they stole. hase.police say they stole. phillies living legend, chase utley, had quite a night in south philadelphia. hear from him about his homecoming, next. watch the birds tomorrow night against the pittsburgh steelers, game is at 7:00 on csn or cozi-tv. csn is channel 847 for comcast customers, 576 on verizon. cozi is 248 on comcast, 460 on verizon and 10.2 over the air. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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how do we make the economy work for everyone? hillary clinton's plan starts here... by making big corporations and those at the top finally pay their fair share in taxes. and those companies that move overseas? she'd charge them an exit tax. then she'd use that money to make the largest investment in creating good paying jobs since world war ii. millions of jobs. you can read the plan here. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington right now checking on the roads. we're watching 295, right around
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sloan avenue. this is in hamilton, new jersey. no big problems in either direction. the rest of the majors look great in new jersey, the atlantic city expressway, the parkway looks good as well. there is an accident, lower merion, matson's ford road and south county line road. updates for you when i'm back in the 5:00 hour. we'll check in with the vine street expressway again. three minutes before 5:00. merck is laying off more than 100 people in its plant at montgomery county. it's cutting 148 sales and management positions in north wales. in july, workers learned that 300 jobs at the plant were moving to facilities in new jersey and massachusetts. the pharmaceutical giant says it's refocusing the company on biomedical research. a spending probe pits michael nutter against the
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comptroller. in a so-called slush fund under nutter's watch, the nonprofit, the mayor's fund was set up to collect and spend money from the philadelphia marathon an community projects. according to the report, a top nutter aide who oversaw the fund spent money without approval of the fund's board. the report also shows the money was used to pay for anç overse trip to rome, a $52,000 local hotel bill during the pope's visit, transportation and even shoes. >> it's extraordinarily dangerous, completely unacceptable and it's particularly concerning when the administration's hallmark was transparency and honesty. >> now, the former mayor is firing back. he issued a statement calling the controller a liar, a snake and a hypocrite. philadelphia fans are showing just how much they love and miss chase utley. >> he returned to citizens bank park last night for the first time since the phillies traded him to the dodgers last year.
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>> second baseman, chase utley. >> there he is. fans gave him the standing ovation for about a minute and a half before his first at-bat. ryan howard even gave utley a tip of the hat. he capped off a big night of baseball with a grand slam. the dodgers took the game 15-5. it was the return of the hometown hero that had everybody talking. >> stand ovation my first at-bat was something that, you know, i'll never forget to be honest with you. it was truly special. it really shows how passionate, how great the philadelphia fan base is. >> utley was a six-time all-star in his 13 seasons as a phillie. second baseman. he helped them win two n.l. east titles and the world series, of
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course. i suspect if he were to hit another grand slam tonight, they play again tomorrow, right, the cheers may turn to boos. >> might not be loving him so much. >> exactly. more of the stories we're following for you right here on nbc 10 news at 5:00. breaking news out of south philadelphia. a two-alarm fire rips through this apartment on broad street sending a firefighter to the hospitq&. breaking news from the campaign trail. donald trump makes a change at the top and brings on a new hire to lead his presidential bid. kane to resign, one day after she's found guilty of perjury and conspiracy, kathleen kane announces she's stepping down as pennsylvania's attorney general. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning. it's 5:00 on the dot. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 81 degrees outside. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. storms overnight. >> they have

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