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sunshine. and at the shore, sunny skies, less wind and 79 degrees. the humidity today will be even lower than yesterday. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i come back in just a few minutes. first, pamela osborne has an update from the first alert traffic center. >> good morning, bill. good morning to all of you at home. everything is looking good on the roadways this morning. this is a look at route 1 at broad street. just a few cars on the road this morning. everything traveling smoothly at this hour. also the same story for mass transit today. take a look. amtrak, septa, patco, new jersey transit, all running on time for you this morning. if you're hitting the freeway in your car, 76 looking good this morning as well. average speeds in the 60s. new from overnight, an adult and child are in the hospital after a fire at their home in philadelphia's cedarbrook neighborhood. the home is gutted. fire officials tell us the victims jumped out of a window and are being treated for smoke
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inhalation and broken bones. they are expected to be okay. new from overnight, firefighters battled flames here in philadelphia's mantua neighborhood. this is a look at a three-story home on north ç37th street. the fire department says no one was hurt. no word yet on how this started. decision 2016 today marks the first campaign stop for vice presidential nominee mike pence in philadelphia suburbs. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in king of prussia this morning. matt, the latest nbc polls are giving hillary clinton a wide margin over trump in those suburbs. tell us more about today's visit. >> right. it's important for both candidates to make those stops in pennsylvania, an important battleground state. governor pence is making two scheduled stops in our area. the first one will be right here in king of prussia at this company called tech tube. then he will head to pipersville in bucks county. the details of this speech here have not been revealed this company specializes in manufacturing. the company, tech tube, touts
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more than 70 years of experience in tubing in various industries. pennsylvania is viewed as a must-win state to both parties. we've seen the republican campaign, namely donald trump himself, reaching out. over the past few days he's been making a push for more support among african-american voters. trump also canceled a speech that he planned to give on thursday after this week about immigration. supporters were told that the speech was still being modified. back here at home, this event here in king of prussia is not open to the public. but the speech this afternoon is. that will be at worth & company in pipersville at 4:00. tickets are being given out for that event. meantime, for the democrats, hillary clinton's campaign is opening three new offices in pennsylvania focused on voter turnout and of course gaining more support, as we head into this general election. for now i'm live in king of
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prussia, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. donald trump is calling for a special prosecutor to take over the investigation of hillary clinton's e-mails. trump said that's because the fbi and justice departmentç cannot be trusted. trump's comments came hours after the state department announced it is reviewing nearly 15,000 new e-mails. the fbi recovered those messages as part of its investigation into clinton's private server at home. lawyers for the state department say they expect to release the new e-mails in mid-october. the department said it's unclear how many of the e-mails are from clinton's time as secretary of state. follow our continuing coverage of hillary clinton's e-mail controversy and see how donald trump's campaign is doubling its spending as it pushes for pennsylvania. that and more on the decision 2016 section of the nbc 10 app. vai? no justice, that's what a south jersey family who lost a loved one in this police shooting says after frag investigators close the case. yesterday, authorities announced they will not charge two
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bridgeton officers who pulled over a car in which jerome reed was riding in 2014. police say the car ran a stop sign. dashcam video shows what happened just before the confrontation that led to reed being shot to death. they record a gun from the glove compartment but reed was unarmed. here's the reaction from the activist speaking for reed's family. >> angry, upset. it's just disheartening. who do we turn to when a government that is set in place for checks and balances but yet we see where the deference goes to. the issue is the law. the law has to change. >> the two officers said they feared for their lives that night. under law, federal authorities cannot bring charges without proof that the officers acted improperly. it's 5:04 and 64 degrees outside. jerry sandusky will be back in a central pennsylvania courtroom today for the third and final day of his appeal hearing. the former penn state assistant
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football coach is trying to get his 2012 conviction on child sex crimes overturned. sandusky con tends he was not properly represented. yesterday, his lawyers focused man who filed a sex abuse claim but did not testify at the trial. if his appeal is successful, the judge could order a new trail. an eight-month investigation into a human trafficking ring ends with two arrests. george dunn and raushawn davis were arrested. eight victims have been identified so far. both dunn and davis are facing charges in a home invasion robbery. a 6-year-old boy is recovering after he was shot while playing in chester. the victim's mom says her son and other kids were playing in front of a house on west 9th street yesterday when someone started shooting in their direction. the 6-year-old was shot in the finger. we have new details on a home invasion that ended with a
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philadelphia man shot to death while six children were nearby. police identified the victim as 36-year-old hakeem rahman. they broke into his home around 1:00 yesterday morning. they also shot his wife. she's listed in critical condition. rahman's six kids were home at the time. some of them were in the bedroom and witnessed the deadly shooting dpmplgs a big boost for expanding early education in philadelphia. a total of 85 providers have applied to expand quality pre-k in the city by more than 6,000 students by next year. the city's pre-k program will grow until 2020 until 1,500 seats are added. some students are already back to school. >> one group of kids in philadelphia was greeted at the school door by some of the
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city's finest. philadelphia police officers welcomed students back. mastery charter schools, douglas elementary monday morning. it's all part of an ongoing effort to foster a healthyç relationship between police and the community. >> the first day of school can be a day of anxiety for everybody, parents, students and staff. we wanted students welcomed with a high five, a hug, we thought no one better than the members of our community. >> good way to start the first day of school. philadelphia public schools welcomed students back on september 7th. from our delaware bureau, the city of wilmington and its police union have a tentative new contract. the deal includes a 1% pay raise for this fiscal year. there's also an increase in biweekly fix health insurance payments. the union still has to vote on this agreement. police in new castle county want you to look at surveillance video they hope can help them catch a suspect in a home invasion that left an elderly man injured in eden ridge. police released this
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surveillance video of the suspect's car, there it is, that red four-door sedan driving by. police say the man forced his way into the home and got into a scuffle with the 81-year-old victim. the suspect made off with money, electronics an jewelry. authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> eight minutes after 5:00. he's a cool are start this morning. a live view from university city which has clear skies overhead. the temperatures are definitely down. look at the 50s and 60s. mt. holly, 53 degrees. a degree warmer than that in philadelphia. 50s for wilmington and allentown. each one of these locations is cooler than yesterday. mt. holly, 15 degrees chillier than yesterday. down by 8 in allentown. there are some spots in
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philadelphia that are in the 50s this morning. welcome at chestnut hill, manayunk, park side, andorra, while the airport is 64 degrees. you'll find 60s in center city, northeast philadelphia at northeast philadelphia airport, 59 degrees. right in the same territory for parkwood and chalfont. a pleasant start this morning. the temperatures are cooler for three reasons. the humidity is low, like yesterday, very dry air is in place. the wind has died down. and there's barely any wind right now for most of the area. it's completely calm. the other ingredient, clear skies. we have that this morning. no sign of clouds in our area. i don't expect any other than a few scattered fair weather clouds. we saw some of those blow through the area yesterday. less likely to see clouds today. stan by with your sunglasses. bright sunshine, upper 70s at noontime. then into the low 80s for philadelphia. and the suburbs, plenty of sunshine, 60s to start with, into the upper 70s this afternoon. the winds will stay light
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through the day and the sunshine will be bright all day long for the lehigh valley, from the 50s to 60 degrees. by lunch time, 76 agrees and climbing. delaware, nothing but sunshine. the humidity stays low for delaware and for new jersey. 8:00 this morning, 64 degrees in new jersey. into the very low 80s this afternoon. while the shore you'll see sunshine, a little bit of a sea breeze. it stays cooler this afternoon, up to 77 degrees at 4:00. just a degree warmer than the noontime temperature. how long is this going to last? we got a look at that with the 10 day on 10 when i'm back in just a few minutes. >> see you then, 5:10. got some houseguests over the weekend. they had a flight at 8:00. i said you're better off leaving at 5:00 a.m. than 6:00 a.m. >> yes. you never know what's going to happen on 95. pamela osborne has that. >> that's the way to do it, to leave early at this time. there's not a lot of travel. everything is moving smoothly. this is 95 near the vine street expressway. no problems there to speak of as
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of now. something i'm keeping an eye on for you, the walt whitman bridge, there's lane closures at the tollç plaza to get construction work done. keep that in mine. the west sedgely avenue bridge is closed. i've isolated the space where you can see where the closure is between 7th and 9th streets. that take place until 6:00 this morning. a look at new jersey roadways when i come back. new details this morning about a hit and run that killed an air force veteran from our area. we'll tell you more about elaine heyl and what's happening now in her investigation. plus, going up against the federal government. find out about a judge's ruling on transgender students and what the government plans to do now.
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5:14. good morning, philadelphia. here's a live look at drexel park and university city. right now it is 62 degrees. nearly two dozen pennsylvania airports are about to get much-needed upgrades. 23 airports in all have been selected for safety upgrades and expansion opportunities including five in philadelphia, montgomery and bucks countys. $8.8 million in state fund will pay for the projects. we have a follow-up on arrest in the deadly hit and run of a homeless disabled veteran in philadelphia. here's a look at the driver
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charged. he's andrew acedo from glenolden county.ç police say acedo struck a second woman and ran a red light before they stopped him. the second victim had minor injuries. elaine heyl was a veteran that served in iraq. heyl battled post traumatic stress disorder and used a wheelchair after losing a leg to frostbite. she was 37 years old. we have a follow-up on that toddler killed by the alligator at walt disney world. the gator attacked and killed lane graves at the edge of a lagoon at disney's grand floridian resort in june.
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the report says the child died from a crushing bite and drowning. it also said he did not provoke the gator. ryan lochte is paying a price for his controversy at the rio olympics. yesterday several sponsors dropped the u.s. gold medal swimmer. four companies, including speedo and ralph lauren cut ties with lochte. speedo said it will donate a $50,000 portion of his fee to children in brazil. the sponsors dropped lochte in the wake of a drunken incident at a rio gas station that the swimmer originally described as an armed robbery. he later apologized for embellishing the incident. the federal government is expected to appeal a ruling that blocks transgenders students from using the bathroom of their choice. in may, the federal government told public schools nationwide that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. a federal judge in texas approved a sanction on sunday.
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a federal appeals court will be asked to keep thousands from voting in november. they say people who have not yet provided proof of citizenship should not beç allowed to cast ballots. in may, a federal judge temporarily blocked kansas from stripping voting rights from 18,000 people who registered to vote without proof of citizenship. $250,000 in tires. that's what police in east texas say thieves got away from after breaking in over the weekend. they rolled up in a truck, cut the lights and removed dozens of tires from cars and suvs before taking off. they believe the thieves are professionals with a history of this type of crime. hrz a heads up if you use 95 north. penndot says lane closures will be in effect from 9:00 at night until 5:00 in the morning tonight through thursday
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morning. 5:17. time to get a look at traffic for those traveling in south jersey. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter pamela osborne has that for you. sorry, pamela. >> in for jessica boyington again today. that's right. we're looking at west deptford, new jersey, i-295 around route 644. you can see quite a few cars on the road this morning traveling to their destinations at this hour. no problems to speak of as of yet. i've advanced it a little too quickly. if you're driving 76 -- we'll go back to the west sedgely avenue bridge, that is closed between 7th and 9th street. that take place until 6:00 this morning. there's some construction that's going on there. and also want to give you a look at 76 this morning at the conshohocken curve. traffic moving smoothly there as well. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it is cooler this morning. 18 minutes after 5:00. about an hour away from sunrise.
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it is cool enough that a colleague of mine told me she actually had to turn the heat on in her car this morning. i'm not going to reveal hertk"t >> do not call me out like that! >> but her initials are tracy davidson. look at the wind. it's really died down. the humidity is low. light wind and clear skies, the temperatures have dropped nicely, including in the lehigh valley. there's a live view from easton. the numbers are still falling at this hour. in the suburbs, 58 degrees. west bradford township, exton is 54 and even 50 degrees right now for north wales and new hope, 51 degrees this morning. a chill is in the air. you might see a drop into the 40s this morning. low 50s and in the lehigh valley and berks county, reading is 54 degrees. 52 in white hall township and easton 53 degrees right now. into the 80s this afternoon, nothing but sunshine. temperatures will be in the low 80s. the feels like temperatures, very low humidity will feel
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comfortable for the entire area. upper 70s at the shore. low 80s this afternoon. and no sign of any wet weather, not until really next week. though there is a slight chance we could see a shower on friday. won't see any clouds today. we're in the clear this morning. no sign of showers anywhere near us. northern michigan seeing showers. northern minnesota but no big organized systems coming our way. high pressure is in charge. that will give us sunshine for days. we'll lead to a warmup, starts tomorrow, 82 degrees this afternoon. that's a degree cooler than it was yesterday. still pleasant in the morning, 66 degrees in the city. the suburbs in the 50s tomorrow morning with another day of low humidity. the humidity starts creeping back into the area. morning temperatures won't be as cool. the afternoon will be near 90 on thursday. leaping into the 90s on friday. the humidity will be back, friday but the temperatures moderate over the weekend for saturday and sunday. monday, tuesday, dry. here's your chance of showers coming through on wednesday.
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a warm day, 88 degrees and staying warm with another chance of showers coming through on thursday afternoon, up to 87 degrees. vai? >> all right, thank you, bill. looksç good. nbc 10 needs your help spreading the word about free money to those making a difference in their communities. we're giving awayen grats to local nonprofits. we call it 21st century solutions. our goal is to support organizations that are implementing new and innovative programs. the application is on our website at the deadline to apply is this friday. you have to hurry. demanding ans. these little devices have saved countless lives but their cost has been rising over the last eight years. hear how expensive epipens are getting and who's now investigating the case. plus, taking a hit. with all the recent attacks in france, one of the most popular cities is dealing with a major financial fallout. you'll hear how much paris is losing in the wake of these attacks.
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you're watching nbc 10. members of congress are demanding answers about the skyrocketing cost of epipens, the devices that can prevent potentially fatal anaphylactic shock. the cost has gone up over 400% since 2008. senators sent a letter to mil m. they say they have donated
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epipens to almost half of the schools in the country and 80% of people still get the epipen for free between co-pays and the coupons. ac electric is warning about they say residents of long beach township have gotten calls with a record voice saying their bill is overdue and the power will be shut off unless they pay. they say it's all an attempt to steal people's credit card information. land down dowdy is here with details in this morning's cnbc business new. good morning, landon. >> good morning to you. that's right. the terrorist is tacks in paris last year are still hurting the city's tourism industry. french officials saying today that it has cost the sector $850 million in the first half of 2016. france does depend heavily on tourism which accounts for 7% of the country's gdp and mr thore 13% for the region that includes
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paris. over on wall street ws, futures are higher this morning and the markets ending mixed on monday on light volume as the dow finished lower. the nasdaq rose for the ninth straight session. look for data on new home sales and earnings from best buy. the nasdaq up 6 to 5244, the dow down 24. it is cooler this morning. 64 degrees at 5:26. we've got clear skies over cape may as well from the city to the shore. that's the cape may marina. sunshine will be nice and bright. another beautiful day ahead. i have your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast coming up. first, pamela osborne in the first alert traffic center. >> everything looking good to far. this is a look at 476 around reed road. when we come back, i'll give you
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an update on mass transit. going nowhere fast. the roller coaster ride turns sour at the sweetest place on earth. we'll show you what happened at hershey park. plus,ç already feeling the pinch. we talked with business owners near the trump taj mahal. hear what they have to say about their own jobs as the casino gets ready to close.
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right now on "nbc 10 news today," pence in pennsylvania. vice presidential nominee mike pence is in our area as he campaigns for a push in the key battleground state of pennsylvania. case closed, in a police-involved shooting in south jersey. hear why the shooting victim's family says they're still looking for justice. groundbreaking surgery in philadelphia. now we're getting an update on the little boy who went the unique operation. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. if you thought yesterday was nice and it was, today may be better if that's possible. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill? >> you're splitting hairs but it will the another nice day today. 64 degrees right now. that's in the city. look at the 50s for the rest of the air yab the suburbs, new jersey, lehigh valley with clear skies and delaware. the skies are starting to lighten up over wilmington. 58 des.


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