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breaking news this morning in south philadelphia. an apartment fire on broad street sends a firefighter to the hospital. we're live on the scene. kane to resign. she's expected to step down just after she was foundç guilty of perjury and conspiracy. and team usa's final five top off with a gold and silver. 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we'll get a little break in the
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weather today. not a lot but i thil we'll be able to notice it. let's start off with meteorologist bill henley. >> low 80s for philadelphia. a muggy morning in the suburbs and new jersey, middle 70s right now. the humidity will be dropping during the day today. and the temperatures won't be as extreme as they have been. that 80 degrees will warm into the very low 90s for philadelphia. and as the day goes on, drier air will be flowing in on northwesterly wind. that will make a real difference this afternoon, especially in the suburbs and the lehigh valley. but it will reach into new jersey as well. 90 degrees for inland areas, upper 80s at the shore. delaware warms to 91 degrees this afternoon. no showers or thunderstorms during the day today. i'm tracking the next chance of them moving back into the area. i'll take a look at that when i'm back in a few minutes. let's find out how traffic is moving right now. jessica boyington has an update from the first alert traffic center. >> we're watching route 309 around the pa turnpike. looks good here in all
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directions. just a couple of cars on the roads. they look prarly dry as well. lower merion, matsons ford road and county line road, there's been an accident scene for about an hour and a half or so. route 202, north or southbound from 30 to the schuylkill, a ten-minute trip. average speeds in the 60s. for the most part, our majors look great. i'll be back in ten with more for you. we continue to follow breaking news out of south philadelphia. an apartment building on broad street goes up in flames and sends a firefighter to the hospital. matt delucia is live on scene with details of the fire this ç morning. matt, what do we know? >> no one was inside the home at the time but a firefighter was hurt battling the enten fla-- intense flames and smoke. this is what it looked like as we pulled up to the scene around
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1:15. heavy flames through the second and third floors of this row home on the 1300 block of south broad street, just south of wharton. it took firefighters about two hours to get this scene under control. one firefighter was taken to the hospital. the fire commissioner says he is stable. this happened just as heavy storm moved through. it's unclear what caused the fire. that's under investigation. neighbors tell us this happened fast and spread fast. >> i jumped out of bed, looked out the window. there was a guy laying the horn on and, half in his car, screaming, "wake up, wake up." there was people knocking on all the doors, all the doors along the block. >> i was dozing off to sleep an i kept hearing this honking, honking. i look out my balcony and saw flames coming out the house. >> there is some damage. you can see there, to the homes on the left and right. fires like these and the heat
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they put up have taken their toll, giving the crews added challenges. good news, that firefighter who was injured, he is expected to be okay. broad street around wharton, still shut down. live in south philadelphia, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. today attorney general kathleen kane is expected to step down from her position as pennsylvania's top prosecutor. pamela osborne is live outside the montgomery county courthouse. pam, kane's resignation comes as she was found guilty of perjury. >> we are expecting kathleen kane to announce her resignation by the end of business today. castor, the former montgomery county district attorney. he tells us that kane reached out to him yesterday informing him of her decision to resign. kane was criminally convicted on perjury, obstruction and conspiracy charges by a jury on monday. caster who ran for a.g. 12 years
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ago was appointed by kane as a deputy in march. most recently he's been serving as chief deputy. when kane steps down officially, he'll be acting a.g. until a new attorney general is voted into office are or appointed about the governor. >> they have no idea the learning curve it will take when they get here. we have very capable prosecutors, investigators and staff to help them, but i still think that it's going to be a big job. >> reporter: and governor wolf could appoint a new a.g. before the november election. that of course is if the senate approves if he decides to appoint someone, kane is on bail until her october sentencing. when i see you the next half hour, we'll tell you what bruce castor plans to do with his time as acting a.g. in office. reporting live in montgomery county this morning, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. 5:35. police in delaware county are
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asking for your help to find $37,000 worth of bicycle equipment stolen from the wounded warrior project. nbc 10 has learned the theft happened overnight friday in tinicum township just before the annual soldier ride in philadelphia. investigators say someone took a u-haul, parked at the renaissance hotel. we spoke to a wounded warrior project official who told us they will use equipment from other wounded warrior teams for a bike ride coming up this weekend. the stolen u haul is a 16-foot f-450 truck with arizona tags ç a ad21774. the controller's report released yesterday found nearly $400,000 in questionable spending. in a so-called personal slush fund under nutter's watch. the nonprofit, the mayor's fund, was set up to collect and spend
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money from the philadelphia marathon on community projects. according to report, a top nutter aide who oversaw the fund spent money without the approval of the fund's board. the court also shows the money was used to pay for an overseas trip to rome, a $52,000 local hotel bill during the pope's visit, transportation and even shoes. >> it's extraordinarily dangerous. it's completely unacceptable. and it's particularly concerning. the administration's hallmark was transparency and honesty. >> now the former mayer is firing back. he issued a statement calling the controller a liar, a snake an a hypocrite. 5:37. happening now, more than 82,000 people are being forced out of their homes this morning because of this fire. that would be like evacuating upper darby in our area. this fire started as a small brush fire and exploded into a fast-moving wildfire just north of los angeles. at least a dozen buildings including homes and historic
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diner have been destroyed. a portion of the main interstate between los angeles and las vegas is closed. meantime, what's being called the worst flooding since hurricane sandy is receding in parts of louisiana this morning. but communities downstream are seeing rising water. the death toll stands at 11 and the governor says parishes with widespread flooding damage are under curfew because of looting. in philadelphia, the american red cross call center is working around the clock to help. it is taking emergency calls from louisiana residents looking for assistance or a place to stay that is out of ham's way. normally that call center gets about 120 calls a day. it's handled more than 2,400 calls in last 24 hours. >> the calls are actually ç heartbreaking. can you imagine in the blink of an eye losing everything that you have that is not recoverable? so the calls are heartbreaking. >> many of the home owners dealing with this disaster have no flood insurance and will depend on federal money to rebuild. 5:38.
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philadelphia fans are showing just how much they love and miss chase utley. >> he is a beloved player. he returned to citizens pabank park for the first time since the phillies traded him to the dodgers last year. >> second baseman, chase utley! >> fans brought signs. fans giving hem a standing ovation for 1 1/2 minutes before his first at-bat. even ryan howard gave him a tip of the hat. utley capped off a big night of baseball with this grand slam. dodgers took the game, 15-5. it was the return of the hometown hero that had everybody talking. >> standing ovation my first at-bat was something that i'll never forget to be honest with you. it was truly special. it really shows how passionate and how great the philadelphia fan base is. >> utley said he was sorry he didn't have a proper good-bye with the phillie fans after he
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was traded last year to the dodgers. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> heading out right now. 80 degrees. it's a warm, muggy start this morning. look what's going to happen during the day today. winds have shifted and we'll see a northwesterly wind. 11 miles an hour at 10:00. 11 mile-an-hour wind at nan time. that's dry air moving in. even though it warms into the very low 90s this afternoon, the humidity will be dropping. you'll feel it, especially in the suburbs. 75 degrees right now. 82 degrees at noontime. look at those 80s this afternoon. staying in the 80s today. that same northwesterly wind bringing in the dry air. you'll see it in the lehigh valley, too. scattered clouds right now. no showers in the area. see showers today. 75 degrees currently, through the 70s this morning, into the very low and 80s at noontime. upper 80s this afternoon. but that dry will continue during the afternoon hours.
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you'll feel it in new jersey, too. not as strong northwesterly winds but just enough to make a big difference during the day today. 70 degrees now. 90 degrees at 4:00 this afternoon. it won't feel anywhere near as hot as it did yesterday or over the last several days. at the shore, those westerly winds will warm things up at the shore. 80s, middle 80s by lunch time and continuing well into the 80s for 4:00. 87 degrees and right now it's not exactly cool at 81. the humidity stays elevated at the shore. the winds won't reach it with the drier air. delaware, you'll see the humidity dropping and feel it, too. 79 now, low 80s at 10:00. by lunch time we're in the middle 80s. those northwesterly winds will keep temperatures lower and make it feel more comfortable. 10 day on 10 with cooler temperatures ahead when i come back in just a few minutes. all right, thank you, bill. 5:41. just taking a peek at 95.
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looks like a lot of cars on the road. >> let's find out what's happening. nbc 10 traffic reporter jessica boyington. jess? >> we are seeing a little bit of a delay, maybe not really a delay. maybe that's a little bit of a dramatic word. a lot of cars, actually. these are our camerases 95 around girard avenue. the drive time, two minutes. it looks like we may see a bit of a morning rush this morning, earlier in the week we were bypassing over things. it seemed like everything was light for the most part of the morning. also out in blue bell, storm damage. a downed tree, actually. stenson avenue closed between butler pike and militia hill road. mass transit, we're greatç fro our checklist here, amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t. and patco. a local police officer turns himself into authorities. we'll tell you what this officer
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in gloucester county is accused of doing and what investigators are looking for. the definition of olympic spirit. two runners, including an american collide during this race in rio. we'll tell you what happened after their accident and what's next for them.
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nbc 10's competition to watch is locally sponsored by the all new 2017 chrysler pacifica. 5:46. a police officer in south jersey is accused of promising to drop criminal charges for a woman under arrest in exchange for a sexual favor. monroe township police officer robert marzi turned himself in to police last week. according to the criminal complaint, allege 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. as a female, if something is wrong i'll look for a polycñ officer and hope i can trust them. >> monroe township police chief john mccune says it's deeply regretful that a member of the 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. marzi has been with the police
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department for two years. he's currently suspended without pay. today, planes will be roaring into atlantic city for an air show over the boardwalk. the 14th annual atlantic city air show starts at 11:00 this morning. after a brief hiatus, the thunderbirds are coming back to perform. the event is free and open to the public. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> things are looking quiet this morning after showers and thunderstorms overnight. see some scattered clouds in easton this morning. those clouds will be thinning out and we'll see enough sunshine to warm the temperatures into the very low 90s in philadelphia. 80 degrees right now. 81 in south jersey and delaware is 79 degrees. these numbers that are in the 70s this morning will warm into the 80s this afternoon. we will not see the 90s north and west. it will stay drier today as the winds are bringing in dry air. you'll really feel the difference this afternoon. this morning, still a bit muggy.
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we've seen a shift in the wind and that's going to make a big difference for today. the humidity will be dropping as we go into the noontime hour. 54% in philadelphia but it will drop into the 40s later today. it's about 20 points lower than yesterday. you'll feel the difference in the lehigh valley and the suburbs. but at the shore, the humidity will remain elevated and with those northwesterly winds, that's a land breeze, though. it will be a warm day at the shore. good for ice cream sales, no doubt. inland, if you're trying to sell an umbrella, no chance today that anyone will need it. come tonight, that's a different story. we saw storms overnight. harrisburg is getting some light rain. the next round of storms for us comes with this shower activity moving through the ohio valley and into indiana and kentucky. got a ways to go before it getsc here. late tonight and then tomorrow we'll see the possibility of some showers and thunderstorms. your 10 day on 10, 91 degrees this afternoon. just hot enough that the heat wave continues but certainly not
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the extreme heat that we've seen lately. 89 degrees tomorrow. the heat wave breaks. we'll see scattered showers, the possibility of thunderstorms. we'll also get partly sunny skies for most of the day. back to the 80s for sunday with a chance of showers. look at that, low 80s monday and tuesday with wednesday at 83 degrees. then a warmup next week. still in the 80s for thursday and friday. >> bill, thank you. at 5:49, we're following breaking traffic news. part of the boulevard is shut down right now. >> jessica, is it at ridge avenue? tell us what's happening. >> they actually let some lanes by a few moments ago. what we're looking at is a big massive delay behinded that. this is on the southbound side, ridge avenue, approaching the schuylkill expressway. if you're headed southbound you'll face small delays. traffic is barely moving by the scene. traffic backed up around fox street as well. you can see it is over into the left-hand shoulder, just a few
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minutes ago, 30 seconds before i came on the air right here they did open up the lanes. cars are trickling through. that doesn't mean we're out of the woods yet with the delay. massive delay behind that with a two-lane pretty much at the standstill. again, that's the boulevard, headed southbound just past ridge avenue and approaching the schuylkill expressway. we're not seeing any northbound delay there yet either. i'll have updates for you for the rest of the morning, of course, until that's cleared out of the way. also watching for storm damage out in blue bell, stenson avenue is closed between butler pick and militia hill road. going out on top. >> it was a finale for the final five in rio. they lived up to the hype. nbc 10's jay gray joins us live from rio this morning. the one-two punch of simone biles andç aly raisman take go and silver to cap off their sumner rio. >> you can't even start to talk about gymnastics in rio without
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talking about simone biles and the u.s. team. she was unbelieve. an unseen combination of power and grace in the floor exercise, her favorite event. she takes the gold, aly raisman with the silver. the u.s. team with more gold medals for the women than ever before in the olympics. nine here. combined 12. that's the most since 1984. just a strong showing in rio. >> jay, a heart breaker for team usa on copacabana beach. beach volleyball legend kerri walsh jennings loses her first olympic match ever. >> so hard to watch. >> after brazil beat her and april ross. we saw this here early this morning. tell us more. >> yes, vai, tracy. it was hard to watch. you're absolutely right. it was such a close game, both times. they lose a set there. it was back and forth the whole time. interesting to see how that played out. kerri walsh jennings had never lost in olympic play. they'll get a chance at the bronze but no gold.
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a stunner, though, a lot of people thought it would be tough playing brazil in that crazy party down at copacabana. >> let's talk about this prime example of olympic spirit that had vai and i talking about it earlier. team usa runner collides with someone else on the track, falls down, manages to finish the race. tell us what happened. >> i mean, it was unbelievable. her name is abbey d'agostino. she was tumbled up with a new zealand runner, nikki hamlin. she falls back to the track, with a leg injury. hamlin pick her up. they both eventually finish the race. there's a big hug. they had been disqualified. they appealed to the judges. they will race in the 5,000 in the çfinal. it was fantastic to see. that's the spirit of the games. that's what so many people talk about. you saw it on the track there. it was amazing. >> it's true.
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she reaches down and says this is the olympics, you're okay, we're going to do this, go across the finish line. >> my partner here did cry, i have to confess. >> when you think about it, these two women have trained their entire lives to be a part of this. they stopped down to help their rival, their competitor. great to see. >> pretty amazing. jay gray, see you in a half hour or so. we'll check in then. >> yes. take a look at this video, showing two men walking through the halls of a school in camden county. we'll tell you what they're accused of doing and why investigators need your help. ♪ what's that?! a bird? no, it's gus, the second most famous groundhog in pennsylvania! have no fear,
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four minutes before 6:00 right now. camden county police help new video will help them catch a pair of thieves who broke into a school. the burglary happened on sunday at the end of may at the forest hill school. police just released this surveillance video in hopes that someone will recognize the two men. they took cash and electronics, including laptops. one man has a distinctive walk that police say you may recognize. if so, they want to hear from you.ç next at 6:00, we'll have an update on a firefighter injured while battling flames in south
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philadelphia. we're live on scene of this apartment fire. officials are just beginning their investigation into how it started. celebrity surprise. we will show you what happened when a decorated olympian met her hollywood crush in rio. that was awesome. 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. when it came time to vote on background checks,
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apartment inferno. flames chase people out into the pouring rain overnight and one firefighter was taken to the hospital. campaign shake-up. donald trump re-aligns his staff and brings in a new ceo. on her way out. today kathleen kane says she will officially step down as pennsylvania's attorney general. nbc 10 news starts now. 6:00 a.m. this wednesday morning. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. i was telling you during the break, the thunder and lightning last night was shaking the foundation of my house. u to meteorologist bill henley and the neighborhood forecast for today. hi, bill. >> usually have to put a quarter

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