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chemical spill concerns. right now police are keeping an eye on a leak at a kensington warehouse. soggy streets. crews are making repairs after water washes through west philadelphia. the future on the rails. vice president joe biden will visit our area today and is expected to announce a deal for high-speed trains. nbc 10 news starts now. >> it is 6:00 a.m. we've made it to friday. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm lauren mayk. it is going to be a hot one out there today. even though we are glad it's friday, we are going to be looking forward to maybe some
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lower humidity at one point, bill henley, i know you have your neighborhood forecast. i heard you say something about that coming. >> over the weekend. this morning, the humidity is high. we've been tracking showers moving through reading. this is 5:00 this morning. these showers have since moved into horsham and philadelphia. showers to start with and heat and humidity during the day. look at the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. 94, will feel like it's 100 degrees, even hitting 90 along the coastline, too. there is more comfortable weather ahead. i have a look ahead, the hour by hour forecast when i'm back in a few minutes. first jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. starting off in egg harbor in new jersey. an accident investigation under way with downed polls, lane restrictions in area as well. route 9. here's the boulevard near wissahickon boulevard. it looks like a good drive there. route 202 looks great still. we're still in the green for the most part. north and southbound, a nine-minute trip from route 30
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to the schuylkill expressway. here's 76. this is in jersey, though, over in gloucester city around market street. this traffic right here is what's headed northbound towards the philadelphia area, towards the bridges. just coming off of the 42 freeway. everything looks good there. no big problems or delays. we'll check in with more when i come back. officials are keeping a watch on a philadelphia neighborhood after a chemical leak at a warehouse. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in kensington. what's happening there right now? >> tracy, you can see, a fresh team of firefighters arriving on the scene right now. this morning, g street still closed between erie and venango because of a chemical that began leaking from its tank in a commercial building last night, the leaked chemical is divinylbenzene, a liquid. but when it turns to a solid, it heats up. if temperatures get too high, it could be dangerous. that's what prompted this response yesterday. s fire crews and hazmat teams rushed to the area. at this point, crews on the
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scene tell us there's very little concern of an explosion. last night we know they evacuated businesses in the area. this morning, we've seen quite a few people headed in and out of work at nearby businesses here this morning. firefighters, again, standing by monitoring the situation. we know they would like to get things cleaned up sometime today. reporting live in kensington, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. repair crews are fixing a water main break in west philadelphia, haverford avenue and 41st street. we're told the break didn't cause significant damage. septa is working to get all of its trains back on the tracks. but in the meantime, it is adding express bus service to some regional rail lines starting next month. septa took more than 100 cars out of service just before the fourth of july. originally it said it wanted the cars to be back in service by labor day. well, now septa says the cars should be back by early november.
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the buses that will start running the day after labor day will help ease congestion until then. no doubt trains will become more packed with school back in session. in montgomery county, a septa employee is in jail, accused of stealing more than $500,000 worth of parts. prosecutors say kyle allen of langhorne stole more than 500 batteries, 260 catalytic converters, spools of wire and other electrical components. police say he hit septa stations across three counties, including plymouth township, upper darby and three depots in philadelphia. he allegedly sold the parts to scrap yards. 6:04. the departures board at philadelphia's 30th street station will soon make its own exit. a live look outside 030th stree station. a fixture for travelers is about to be replaced with a more modern version. amtrak says the ticking version is outdated. today, vice president joe biden will be in wilmington
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talking about the future of rail transit on the east coast. biden is expected to announce a $2.5 billion deal between amtrak and a firm that builds high-speed trains. the vice president will speak this afternoon at the amtrak station that bears his name. the pennsylvania state senate will reconvene this sunday for a vote to possibly name the state's new attorney general. governor tom wolf has nominated bruce beamer to take over that seat. beemer was a one-time high-ranking aide to kathleen kane. she was convicted of leaking grand jury information, then lying about it under oath. she resigned last week. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington checking on the roads this morning and right now we're watching the
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schuylkill expressway. right now this is right around belmont avenue, eastbound drive time from the blue route to the vine street expressway. 12 minutes right there. 61 miles per hour as your average speed. we're also watching a few other things, one over in new jersey. so right near the garden state parkway, though, not on the actual highway, over in little egg harbor, accident investigation on route 9 right around odisbog road.ç >> jessica, thanks. it's 6:06. and we're going to explain how the debate is now shifting to students heading back to school with the story coming up in our next segment. plus, donations from delaware. we'll tell you how a louisiana native living in our area is helping victims of the recent flood.
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6:10. good morning, wayne, along lancaster avenue. meteorologist bill henley is back in a few minutes with your neighborhood forecast. fema is helping people living in flood-ravaged areas of louisiana find temporary living arrangements. meanwhile, a louisiana native now living in new castle county is organizing an effort to help people in her home state. michelle birisco is organizing a trailer to take supplies to louisiana. a friend lent her the trailer. she begins the long drive to louisiana on sunday. >> i knew i was part of a great community and part of a good network of people, however be it's just been so heartwarming to see the overwhelming response
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coming in. flooding killed at least 13 people in louisiana earlier this month. tens of thousands of others lost their homes. from our south jersey bureau, cleaning up camden one blighted building at a time. city officials say they've demolished nearly 600 buildings so far. the mayor called the demolition project the largest of its kind in the state. about 60 more abandoned and unsafe houses throughout camden will come down. the project started last year. the idea is to improve neighborhoods by getting rid of deteriorated and abandoned homes. the epipen backlash continues this morning. customers, lawmakers and patient advocates are outraged of the skyrocketing costs. the price has jumped 400% since 2007. the discussion is shifting from having epipens at home to having them in schools. parents are the ones who supply the schools with the epipens. the ceo of manufacturer mylan is blaming the health care industry. she says she will not reverse the price hike.
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instead, the company is offering $300 coupons in response to the criticism. and the concern for the rise in cost is getting attention in washington. the father of mylan ceo heather bresch is u.s. senator joe manchin from west virginia. he released a statement yesterday saying in part, quote, i am aware of the questions my colleagues and many parents are asking and, frankly, i share their concerns about the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs. he also said he's sure the company will have a more comprehensive response to questioned raised. 12 minutes past 6:00 right now. let's get you to work on this friday morning.keeping on eye on the roads for us. >> 422 where drive times still look good. trooper road, headed eastbound. that's where you see some of the volume going. no big problems or increases. a nine-minute trip eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. there are reports of an obstruction on the road.
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a downed tree, pole, anything, pretty vague right now. it's obstructing upper moreland, patterson avenue and fairhill street. mass transit, route 36 trolley is dealing with equipment problems. now about ten-minute delays or so. nothing too major for the rest of mass transit, everything is doing pretty much okay. amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t. and patco are all running on time. here's the 42 freeway around the atlantic city expressway. traffic is headed northbound towards philadelphia. right here it's headed southbound over here towards the black horse pike, right here towards the atlantic city expressway. heading down the shore, if you're getting an early start to your weekend, you'll be just fine there. more updates when i'm back in the next ten minutes or so. now your nbc 10ç first ale weather. >> 13 minutes after 6:00. it's going to be a hot one this afternoon. this morning, i am tracking a few showers. look at the clouds in center city. the showers will be out of the picture this afternoon. it's going to be hot and humid. the temperatures taking off this afternoon. this is going to be the hottest
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day of the next ten. humidity will be finally coming down as we go into this evening, there still will be scattered clouds. it will be a warm evening with temperatures starting in the 80s this evening. we are starting with some wet weather. a few scattered showers in delaware and south jersey and this area of showers that's now moving past chester county and into montgomery county. these showers had some heavy rainfall and some lightning and thunder in central pennsylvania. now it's really tapering off. it's affecting a larger area that spreads through limerick, phoenixville, getting light rainfall along with chester, brooke and norristown, about to move into the area. a brief rain shower this morning and a few scattered showers to the south and east. then we are dry through the weekend. this wet weather moving in the midwest and beyond is not coming our way. the next chance of any wet weather will be next week. for now, we are warmer this morning. 5 to 10 degrees warmer compared to yesterday morning. 76 degrees in philadelphia. dry in south jersey and into the
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70s for delaware, the lehigh valley is cloudy. see the showers moving through the suburbs right now with the clouds overhead. these temperatures are holding steady, even the rain hasn't cooled it down this morning. high humidity and 73 degrees right now in west bradford township. it's 74 degrees currently in newtown and warrenton, ft. washington, right in the middle 70s as well. sunshine and steam heat this afternoon. the temperatures will be the hottest of the week and the humidity will be the highest as well. it will feel like 100 degrees, just about 100 at 3:00 this afternoon. we'll have the temperatures peaking in the low 90s later today. the humidity will be dropping this evening, so will the temperature. we're still on track for a warm weekend, a nice sunny weekend, too. just not as extreme as what we're seeing today. saturday and sunday, near 90 degrees in philadelphia. upper 80s for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. south jersey hitting 90 degrees saturday afternoon. but the shore typically cooler, 81 degrees on sunday. and humidity coming down for
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delaware, both saturday and sunday. that's the weekend forecast. beyond the weekend, the 10 day on 10, well, we're dry through the weekend and into monday. monday will be turning hotter, up to 92 degrees. more humidity on monday and much-needed rainfall, a possibility of more widespread showers and thunderstorms than what we're seeing this morning on tuesday. 90 degrees. then the showers are out, the temperatures stay elevated. back up, one more heat wave before we get a break, finally, next weekend, with temperatures in the middle 80s saturday and sunday. and the humidity will be much lower next weekend, too, a little hint of fall. this weekend, it will feel like summer is still in full swing. tracy? >> all right, bill, 16 minutes past 6:00. coping with autism can be a difficult challenge, not just for those who have the disability but also their families. >> that's where man's best friend can step in to help. now that it's presenting its own challenges for some in our area.
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matt delucia explains why some families in south jersey and beyond are worried. >> you ready? >> yes. >> let's talk forward. >> reporter: carol, zack and don are almost inseparable, at least zack and don are. a bond between human and canine, partners in life to save a life. >> i can't imagine our lifeç without our dog. before we had don, zack would sleep and elope and get away from us. worst part was in parking lots. >> reporter: after two close calls near their burlington county home, carol knew she needed help. she went to guiding eyes for the blind who had a side program called healing autism. since 2008,y sies achoiy s ies dogs like don. >> he became an advocate for service dogs.
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which is why he you grew concerned when he learned from now on, dogs will go to a special needs school and no longer to families. >> how is placing a dog in a school going to save lives? it's not going to save lives. >> reporter: they said they will be providing dogs to a school in new jersey that specializes in autism. the dog handlers will be autism experts who apply applied behavioral analysis which teaches foundational, academic and functional life skills. >> it's not a bad thing to use. it's just eliminating the foundation of saving lives t. saddens me that other families may not have the opportunity to have this gift. and be able to have normalcy. >> reporter: guiding eyes for the blind says families currently in the program will still receive support and care and a replacement dog if available. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. well, philly is celebrating national dog day with free adoptions. the animal care and control team is waiving fees on all dogs
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today and the pennsylvania spca is reducing the cost of adoptions. stop in to any of the shelter's locations from 1:00 to 8:00 today. nbc 10 is committed to clearing the shelters. well, donald trump and hillary clinton are trading allegations of racism on the campaign trail. we will break down the personal attacks and focus on prejudice, paranoia, bigotry and bullying. plus, getting wild in williamsport. we'll have an update from the little league world series heading into the championship weekend.
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the little league world series title will be decided this weekend in central pennsylvania. officials in williamsport are hoping to shatter attend aenls reco -- attendance records. that's not all that's being
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shattered. a wild pitch smashed the lens of the tv camera behind plate. play was stopped. the grounds crew cleared up that debris and as you can see, the camera itself kept working. at the jersey shore this weekend, you can party with the sixers. this is video from the sixers beach bash last year. this year's bash is in avalon. it starts at 3:00 tomorrow. you can meet the sixers number one draft pick, ben simmons. the eagles return to action tomorrow. the birds are on the road in indianapolis. you can catch the game against the colts right here on nbc 10. coverage begins at 6:30 with eagles preseason kickoff. nbc 10 is the official station of the philadelphia eagles. today is your last chance in helping to spread the word about free money to those making a difference. we're giving away local grants to local nonprofits in our community. it's called 21st century solutions. the goal is to support organizations that are implementing new and innovative
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programs. the deadline is today. the application is on our website, good morning, everyone. jessica boyington, really quickly checking on the roads. we're watching 95 right now. this is our camera headed northbound around the girard point bridge. an accident scene into the right-hand lane. two lanes getting by. we'll have updates for you on this. coming up in a few minutes. for now, let's get a check on today's forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:24. 76 degrees. and clouds areç starting thing off. that's a live view from wayne, delaware county. a few showers to start with. it is heat and humidity for your friday. your neighborhood forecast is just ahead. next at 6:30, we'll have an update from the scene of a chemical spill in kensington and we'll hear why crews have concerns as the sun comes up. plus, we'll show you surveillance video of the moment a hit and run driver stuck a police sergeant in manayunk.
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chemical cleanup. a warehouse still has crews keeping a close eye on a philadelphia neighborhood. fading hope and a rising death toll. crews in italy are deeping with more aftershocks as they search for survivors. and trading jabs. donald trump and hillary clinton hurled racial allegations at each other on the campaign trail. this is nbc 10 news. >> good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today" on a friday morning. i'm lauren mayk. >> i'm tracy davidson. just about 6:30. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and his first alert neighborhood forecast. bill? >> tracy, it's a steamy start. we're good to get more moisture coming from some scattered showers. some scattered light showers moving through new jersey. that was a thunderstorm. this shower that's moving through and past chester county
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through montgomery county right now, hatfield, you're starting to see some of the rain in the area. light rain in hatfield and gwynedd, skippack, moving toward mari merion and heading towards cheltenham. showers and clouds, too, cloudy skies in the lehigh valley. we're at 73 degrees. the clouds will be thinning out and the temperatures heading into the upper 80s to the low 90s this afternoon. high humidity during the day today. that's the lehigh valley. the suburbs getting some of those showers. you can see the clouds over king of prussia. the clouds will be thinning out, hazy, hot and humid this afternoon. 86 degrees by lunch time. into the low 90s. it will feel like it's in the upper 90s, thanks to the high humidity. some of it coming from the showers this morning. right now in philadelphia, it's 76 degrees. that's warmer than it was yesterday. clouds will break and we will
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see sunshine and temperatures into the upper 80s by 11:00 this morning. one other thing we're watching for, a southwesterly wind this morning becomes more northwesterly this afternoon. that will help late this afternoon, this evening, and this weekend western we'll see the humidity dropping. during the day today, going to be the steamiest day of the week. 94 degrees will feel like it's in the upper 90s for philadelphia, lehigh valley and delaware. if you're looking for relief at the shore, not much. 90 degrees this afternoon. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour to show you how quickly the temperatures will be climbing when i'm back in a few minutes. first, it's a friday. let's see how the traffic is moving or if it's moving. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> it is moving, bill, slowly by this accident scene on 95 around the girard point bridge and headed northbound right now. police activity on the scene. looks like a car seems to have krarn crashed into the side median. a few other vehicles on the scene with two lanes getting by. slowly, not major delays behind
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it but a slow go. an accident on the pa turnpike headed westbound between ft. washington and mid-county. a little bit of a delay if you're headed westbound. eastbound lanes unaffected. there are reports of a road obstruction on the upper moreland, patterson avenue at fairhill street. 6:31 and this morning, crews in kensington are keeping an eye on a chemical spill. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in kensington this morning. what can you tell us about the cleanup there? >> well, lauren, i can tell you you within still smell the chemical in the air on the entire block of g street. i'm going to step out of the way and show you. there's a bus going by. but there are crews, people standing outside of whereç tha building, where the leak is inside of that building there. they've been here throughout the morning as well as overnight. now, g street still closed between eerie and venango because of that leak. take a look. this is our video from skyforce
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10, the leaked chemical we've learned is divinylbenzene, a liquid. when it turns into a solid, it heats up. if the temperature gets too high, it can become dangerous. that's what prompted this response overmight. this svideo is from skyforce 10. at this point, crews on the scene tell us this morning there's very little concern of an explosion. last night we know they evacuated business es in the area. this morning we've seen people heading in and out of work at nearby businesses. there's a day care nearby on the corner. we just saw a mother go inside of there. again, crews standing by. we know that they are hoping to get this situation cleaned up and contained today. reporting live in kensington, this morning, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. now to the nbc 10 south jersey bureau. an intent manhunt is under way for the person who shot an 8-year-old girl in the head. police have increased patrols in camden while doctors at cooper university hospital is working to keep gabrielle hill carter
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alive. meantime, outside her home, balloons are tied to a front porch. she was shot on wednesday night. police say at least four men were shooting at each other, hill carter got caught in the middle of it all. a reward has been increased to $6,000 for anyone who has information leading to an arrest. now to an nbc 10 exclusive out of bucks county. only our cameras were there yesterday when police arrested a former volunteer firefighter. eric word is accused of taking videos and sexually explicit pictures of a number of girls. one was 14 years ole. word was a firefighter with bensalem township. he's charged with computer theft, invasion of privacy and corruption. we want to warn you about the video in this next story. it shows a car hitting a philadelphia police sergeant, then taking off. >> we can tell you, the sergeant is recovering at the hospital. he's going to be fine. here's the surveillance video showing the moment a car slammed into the sergeant, throwing him 15 feet into the air.
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he's been identified as joseph cane jr., a 26-year veteran of the department. the driver is in jail. colin murphy is sitting in the back of a squad car accuse of dui and leaving the scene of an accident. the woman kill mida zip line accident in new castle county disconnected herself from a safety system before the deadly fall. that's according to the zip line operator at the state park in bear. tina werner of felton was standing on a platform about 35 feet in the air waiting to get on a zip line when she fell. her daughter says zip lining was on her bucket list. police investigating the case do not suspect foul play. the zip line company, go ape, says its crews inspected the entire course and platform where werner fell and fond it was safe and that nothing was broken. the course is currently closed out of respect for werner. 6:34. 76 degrees outside.
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a group of atheists are suing pennsylvania lawmakers over prayer. five people and three organizations filed a lawsuit saying nonbelievers are treated like disfavored minorities who can be discriminated against. they want a judge to order house officials to allow them to give an invocation and prevent anyone fromç forcing them to stand during the prayer. we'd like to hear your thoughts on this story. join the conversation by weighing in on the lawsuit over prayers in the pennsylvania house of representatives. let us know what you think. send us a tweet with your opinion. now to decision 2016. it's reaching a new level of attack. >> both major presidential candidates now trading charges of bigotry. >> trump is reinforcing harmful stereotype. and offering a dog witness toll his most hateful supporters. it's a disturbing preview of what kind of president he'd be. in nevada yesterday clinton said trump is peddling bigotry
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and paranoia. she also accused her rival of allowing a radical african toth take over the republican party. >> when democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument. you're racist, you're racist, you're racist, they keep saying it. you're racist. >> trump told supporters in new hampshire that democrats consistently failed minority communities. he also accused clinton of seeing african-american and hispanic allies as votes to be collected, then ignored. this morning aftershocks continue to shake central italy. just this morning, one was measured at a magnitude of 4.7. scientists have counted more than 470 aftershocks. the death toll has gone up again overnight, now at 267. crews are still sifting through the rubble. the first funerals will be held today. crews are still optimistic.
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they continue to call the rescue effort a rescue mission. if you have xfinity voice, comcast is providing free calls to italy, lasting through september 25th. comcast is the parent company of nbc 10. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 23 minutes before 7:00. we have a cloudy morning and a few scattered showers, too. i'm tracking the showers through the suburbs and into new jersey. the sun is up. we're getting a better view of the clouds that are starting things off this morning. the clouds will be thinning out. with sunshine, we're on our way to a hot and humid day. the temperatures soar this afternoon. it will feel like it's closer to 100 degrees. it will be a warm evening and the clouds will be thinning out, too. changing conditions as we go into the evening. right now we're checking out showers, light showers that are moving through pennsylvania, norristown, about to see that rain come to an end. horsham we have the rain. it's starting to move into
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philadelphia, too. to the south, scattered showers in cumberland county. these will sweep through cape may county, isolated stuff this morning and this afternoon, we will be shower free. not humidity free. the humidity will stay elevated this afternoon, 76 degrees right now with the clouds. the clouds thin out, here come the 80s at 10:00 this morning. near 90 degrees at noontime. into the 90s this afternoon and enough humidity to make it feel like it's closer to 100 degrees today. the clouds thin out. you'll see sunshine in the suburbs. look at the winds. they'll be shifting that will bring down the humidity this evening and over the weekend. today it will be a steamy one. 89 agrees at 2:00 this afternoon. the lehigh valley seeing the clouds, 73. the clouds will slowly clear out. 86 degrees at lunch time and into the 90s. it will feel like it's in the middle to upper 90s with high humidity this afternoon in the lehigh valley. you'll feel that steam heatç i new jersey, too. not first thing this morning. it's muggy outside. 71 degrees.
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low 80s at 10:00. here come the 90s this afternoon. eventually the humidity will be dropping this evening in new jersey. but at the shore it will stay elevated. 78 degrees to start with. a little bit warmer than most of the rest of the area. 85 degrees at noontime and it is a land breeze. upper 80s and we could see some beach communities hit 90 degrees this afternoon. for delaware, the clouds, they started to then out a little bit. sunshine to start with. we'll see more sunshine through the day today. it will be hazy and humid. 92 degrees at 4:00 this afternoon. but that same northwesterly wind will be blowing. the humidity starts dropping this afternoon. late this afternoon and this evening. this week you'll feel the difference in delaware. take a look at the weekend forecast and beyond to show you when the next round of showers will be heading into the area when i'm back in a few minutes with the 10 day on 10. >> thanks, bill. let's take a look at the roads on this friday morning. >> 295 for starters. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. what are you seeing on 295?
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>> watching an accident scene on 295 over in bellmawr. if you're headed northbound around the black horse pike area. we're headed towards the trenton area. you can see only two lanes of that work zone getting by. a few vehicles involved right here. it's also partially blocking some of the on ramp drivers. that's going to cause big delays at least off the ramp to the black horse pike. maybe some delays and delays backing up on to the black horse pike as well. 295 northbound around the black horse pike where we're seeing two lanes getting by. two lanes getting by here as well. you can see a vehicle over here that crashed into the side guardrail there. that's blocking off part of the right-hand shoulder. the next lane over, two lanes getting by with police activity there on the scene as well. also watch for this accident on the pa turnpike headed westbound between ft. washington and mid-county. the class of 2020 is landing on hawk hill at st. joe's this
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morning. it's move-in day for more than 1,300 new students and transfers. it's also move-in day at cabrini university. it changed from a college to a university over the summer. it's holding a celebrating you event in honor of the occasion on the first day of classes monday. brazilian police have filed charges against ryan lochte. >> that hasn't stopped the olympic swimmer from picking up another endorsement. we'll tell you about this new sponsor that's focused on forgiveness. plus, heading west. we'll take a look back at the career of philly favorite carlos ruiz as he gets ready to wear dodger blue.
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it's just about quarter to 7:00. this morning, we are in wayne,
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delaware county. lancaster avenue, it's 73 degrees right now. meteorologist bill henley is tracking the conditions where you live. he's back in minutes with your neighborhood forecast. u.s. olympic swimmer ryan lochte is now a criminal defendant in brazil. the gold medalist is charged with filing a false robbery report. lochte apologized days after a drunken incident in rio that he tried to pass off as an armed robbery. the swimmer is back in the u.s. nbc 10 asked criminal law experts about ryan lochte's case. they told us that he cannot be extradited to brazil. but if he travels abroad, he could risk extradition. also even if lochte stays in the u.s., he may have to deal with legal proceedings or even a fine. lochte has a new sponsor, pine brothers throat drops. the company's slogan proclaims its product is forgive on your throat. pine brothers says people should give lochte a second chance. he lost several major sponsors earlier this week.
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well, chooch is going hollywood. yesterdayç the phils traded veteran catcher carlos ruiz to the los angeles dodgers. world series champs to be dealt to the dodgers, following jimmy rollins and chase utley. the phils will also get cash, aj ellis and a minor leaguer to be named later. philadelphia's department of prisons celebrated the most recent class to compete a one-of-a-kind re-entry program. new leash on life pairs unwanted shelter animals with inmates. men and women train the dogs for three months. teaching them to behave and to socialize. in turn, the participants take workshops on life management skills and job preparation. >> it will test your patience,
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your discipline and ability to solve problems in a more thoughtful way. >> the dogs are all going to new homes. all of the inmates who are not returning to a previous job have paid internships lined up at local shelters. just a few minutes before the start of the "today" show. >> which comes up at 7:00. matt lauer and savannah guthrie join us with a preview of what's coming up. good morning to both of you. >> hi. >> hi, ladies. nice to see you both. coming up on a friday here on "today," the jabs between donald trump and hillary clinton reaching new lows with some of clinton's sharpest attacks yet. is it the right approach for her campaign to take? we'll be talking about that. then an exclusive interview with the connecticut man who lost his family in a horrific home invasion. this morning, how mr. william pettitte says he found joy again and why is he now running for office. >> get those stories and our plaza are filling up fast from a live concert from dnce, that's all when we get started right
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here on "today." >> it does make you want to dance for sure. ♪ >> it's going to be fun. >> we'll see you at 7:00. thanks. delaware is getting set to clean up its coast and the state wants your help. registration is open for the annual delaware coastal cleanup. september 17th at 53 river and shoreline sites up and down the street. nearly 1,500 volunteers last year collected nearly 8 tons of trash. go to to phone out how you can register. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 12 minutes before 7:00. we have sunshine and clouds, too. this is a live view from the cape may marina. sunshine will win out. it will be near 09 degrees this afternoon in cape may. the clouds are producing scattered showers. in fact, the first round of showers moving towards cape may county right now, that heavy downpour, it's on the move.
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we could see parts of the area. let's see that one more time. stan by. there it is. one more time. there we go. reaching wildwood at 7:17. that's not the only shower this morning. windshield wipers going on in parts of montgomery and bucks county and into philadelphia right now. this is light rainfall that's moving through the city. it won't last very long and once this first round of showers moves out, that's it for showers today. the next round of showers not coming into our area next week. we will be dry. but it is going to be a warm and muggy morning an a hot afternoon. 76 degrees right now in philadelphia. these numbers are anywhere frk 5 to 10 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. there are no real cool spots this morning. lower temperatures in new jersey include lumberton and pemberton at 71 degrees. clayton is 73. also 73 in hopewell township. warmer in cinnamon ssicinnamins
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degrees. high temperatures and humidity will combine to make it feel like 100 degrees this afternoon, peaking right in the middle of the afternoon. the actual temperature is 92, it will feel like 99. a sunny weekend and good news here is the humidity will be dropping. we'll see bright sunshine and it will be hot on saturday, 90 degrees. not the extreme heat we'll see today. just a little bit off by a degree or two on saturday and send. little bit cooler on sunday and lower humidity on sunday. if you were looking for cooler temperatures, you'll find 70s for most of the day on sunday. that's the weekend. the ten-day forecast has more hot weather ahead. the hottest today. 90s saturday, the lower humidity you'll feel both saturday and sunday. the humidity creeps back into the area on monday.
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the temperature back into the low 90s. showers and thunderstorms possible tuesday. then they take a break. it's back in the 90s wednesday, thursday and friday. finally the heat breaks. much nicer weather next weekend. high temperatures in the middle 80s with lots of sunshine and less humid conditions. so it will feel like summer like this weekend. it is summer. temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s and much more comfortable next saturday and sunday. >> all right, bill, we'll be ready for all of it. thanks. nine minutes before 7:00. we continue to follow that accident on 295. >> jessica boyington is keeping an eye on that for us. what's it looking like now? >> we're seeing delays, headed northbound in the bellmawr area. 295 around the black horse pike. you can see through the work zone, two lanes are getting by. it's also becoming quite a hazard on the off ramp as well. you can see some of the traffic is stuck. the last time we looked at this, ten minutes ago or so, this was a different car. every once in a while some cars are being allowed through. approaching 295 northbound.
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this means there will be a big delay on to the black horse pike as well. as well as slowdowns approaching the scene. we're losing a few leans and part of that ramp right there. 295 looking like a little slow. also we're seeing 95 a little slow, two lanes getting by. seeing improvements here. looks like the vehicle that was involved in this crash has been removed from the scene. two police officers on the scene. a slow go headed northbound, 95 around girard point bridge. that's what we're seeing with the two lanes getting by. there's still an accident on the pa turnpike as well. you can see big delays. it's headed westbound between ft. washington and mid-county. also in whitpain an accident. here's to the near 2116. that's when this time capsule filled at yesterday's park service centennial celebration on independence mall will be open. the silver box contains an old-fashioned key, a $100 bill
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and items from the national park service. there are no fees for visiting any u.s. national park now through sunday. next we'll take a look at some of the stories we'll be following for you today. >> that includes national dog day. we'll tell you how you can take advantage of some deals on aç furry friend. plus, you voted and the results are in. tonight's upper darby versus bonner-prendie game is our high school football game of the week. get the full highlights tonight at 11:00 along with the rest of week one highlights from games around the region.
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just about three minutes till 7:00. here are some of the stories we'll be following today. >> vice president joe biden will be in wilmington talking about the future of rail transit on the east coast. biden is expected to announce a new 2.5 billion dollar deal between amtrak and a firm that builds high-speed trains. today funeral services will be held for sylville smith, the man shot and killed by police in milwaukee earlier this month. the shooting sparked demonstrations, some of them violent and disruptive. authorities say smith was armed with a handgun and turning toward an officer when he was shot. later today tickets good on sale for a tour of prince's paisley park studio near minneapolis. the rock legend died in april of an accidental overdose of a pain killer. prince's family will open the studio for tours beginning on october 6th. for a link to those tickets, tap the nbc 10 app. today is national dog day and philadelphia shelters want you to be a part of party.
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the city's animal care and control team is waiving fees on all dogs today and the pennsylvania spca is reducing the cost of adoption. if you're not shopping for a pet, maybe you can shop for a cause at macy's. the annual charity events begins today, lasts all weekend. customers get 25% off most purchases with a $5 donation to the march of dimes. the spacex dragon spacecraft is on its way back to earth right now. the dragon launched last month to bring supplies to the international space station. it's expected to splash down near baja, california, just before 11:00 this morning. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with one last check on your morning drive. we're watching 295 in bellmawr, new jersey. right around the black horse pike, checking in on this accident scene. it looks like we're seeing some improvements. we're only seeing two lanes getting by and partially blocking off the ramp from 295
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northbound to the black horse pike. 95 is improved around the girard point bridge. residual delay headed northbound. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds are starting to thin out but i'm still tracking a few scattered, very light showers moving through philadelphia, northampton, bensalem, don't be surprised if you see a sprinkle first thing this morning. this afternoon it's heat and humidity. in the 70s, muggier and there's a little bit of a breeze blowing in philadelphia. out of the southwest at 12 miles an hour. that's bringing in the humidity. it will make 94 degrees feel like it's in the upper 90s this afternoon. the winds will be shifting. so this evening, we'll start to see the humidity coming down. this afterin, look at the feels like temperatures. the heat index projection showing it will feel like it's near 100 agrees at swedesboro this afternoon. >> i'm looking forward to that next weekend you were talking about. >> it will be cooler and more
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comfortable. >> bring on the fall. local updates throughout the morning. get our updates also on our nbc 10 app. good morning. going to extremes. both donald trump and hillary clinton now accusing each other of racism. trump doubling down. >> she is a bigot. >> clinton launching a new ad tying trump to the kkk. >> voting against donald trump is treason to your heritage. >> just how low can they go? ominous threats as a powerful storm system looms in the atlantic. will it gain strength or weaken as it heads toward florida? tens of millions in its path. keeping a close eye on what it will do next. murder mystery. two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping others killed in their own home. no known suspects. no known motive. this morning the latest on the


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