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hot and humid. steamy weather returns to our area, but will it hang around for the weekend? a chemical leak leads to a street closure and a cleanup. we'll have the latest on that situation. and a burning car and dramatic rescue. the whole thing caught on video. >> announcer: nbc 10 news starts now. we are in for sticky and hazy conditions as we look live at the skyscrapers of center city from our camera high atop the comcast center. after a couple of days of more comfortable weather conditions, boy, are we in for a change. good morning. i'm lauren mayk. the hot and humid weather has returned. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley is here with the forecast this morning.
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bill? >> lauren, it is a steamy one. the temperatures are soaring this morning. we're close to 90 degrees already, and look at the skies. kind of hazy outside, but we're getti ting enough sunshine to p temperatures up into the 90s this afternoon. this is going to be the hottest day of the week. 88 degrees already in philadelphia. near 90 in wilmington, at 589. and look at the 80s for new jersey. even at the shore, we're seeing a warm-up, atlantic city reporting 89 degrees. indeed, warmer than yesterday at this time. up by 6 for philadelphia and allentown. wilmington is 8 degrees warmer along with trenton. and you factor in the humidity, and it already feels like 104 degrees in dover, where the humidity is elevated. 93 is the feels-like temperature in philadelphia. and 97 degrees in vineland. and the temperatures are still climbing. afternoon numbers into the middle 90s. that's without the humidity. factor in the humidity, 99 degrees is what our feels-like in center city. sunshine and 90s for the suburbs and the lehigh valley.
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no sign of the showers that we started with first thing this morning. no sign of those cooler temperatures, either. bordentown, 93, will feel like 97 degrees this afternoon, even at the shore, topping out near 90 degrees, and it was the evaluated humidity, it will feel like close to 100 degrees in stone harbor and right up to that mark more cape may. we've got sunshine in delaware, too. hazy sunshine. 93 in wilmington, will feel like 97 degrees this afternoon. there are some changes, though, ahead for the weekend. i think you'll like them. got a look at the weekend forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. lauren? >> thanks, bill. right now officials are keeping watch on a philadelphia neighborhood after a chemical leak at a warehouse. g street is still closed between erie and venango in kensington because of a chemical that began leaking from its tank yesterday. some businesses were evacuated. now, this chemical can explode if it reaches high temperatures, but we're told that is not a threat at this point. crews are cleaning up the problem. new from overnight, repair crews are fixing a water main
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break in west philadelphia on haverford avenue near 41st street. that's where the pipe broke around 12:30 this morning. we're told the break didn't cause any significant damage. let's get a check on your roads now with jessica boyington. she's keeping an eye on that for us. jessica, sounds like people will be pumping that air-conditioning in their cars today. >> definitely! and maybe if you're heading down the shore, you can roll them down for a little bit. and you're actually going pretty quickly, so maybe you don't know the air-conditioning at that point. winds blowing through the car. everything's moving along. there is construction, a lane blocked in both directions until noon today. so a little bit of a delay, because of that. but other than that, this is headed southbound right here. that's what's headed towards the shore. you'll be good doing that, if you want to roll your windows down nice and quickly. mansfield township, there is a debris field on the new jersey turnpike headed southbound around exit 6, around the p.a. turnpike. just watch for some small lane restrictions there. also in new jersey, in hadden township, a traffic signal down
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on route 168 headed southbound around route 130. but our p.a. majors look pretty much the same as they usually do. here's the schuylkill expressway around montgomery drive, no huge problems or delays. that's what they normally look like. just a little bit slow. >> thanks, jessica. septa is adding express bus service to some regional rail lines next month, a move that could help ease congestion as septa works to get all its trains back on the tracks. septa took more than 100 cars out of service just before the fourth of july. originally, it said it wanted those cars to be back in service by labor day, but now it says the cars should be back by early november. the buses that will start running the day after labor day. that's when the trains could really get more packed with school back in session. in montgomery county, a septa employee is in jail, accused of stealing more than a half million dollars worth of parts. prosecutors say kyle allen of langhorne stole more than 200 batteries, catalytic converts,
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spools of wire and other electrical components. officials say he hit septa stations across three counties. he allegedly sold the parts to scrap yards. happening today, vice president joe biden will be in wilmington, talking about the future of rail transit on the east coast. biden's expected to announce a new $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. he was a longtime amtrak customer between women tonk and washington, d.c. philadelphia police are looking for this man in a robber in center city. police say the suspect asked a man walking at 22nd and market streets wednesday night for a dollar. when the man refused, he threatened to kill the victim and started reaching into a backpack while demanding the victim's wallet. the victim gave him his wallet. philadelphia police also need your help identifying a bank robber. he hit the republic bank on
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frankford avenue in homeford yesterday. he gave the teller a note demanding money and ran off with the cash. now to the nbc 10 south jersey bureau. an intense manhunt is underway 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 are working to keep gabrielle hill carter alive. meantime, as you just saw, balloons were tied to her front porch outside her home. that's where she was shot wednesday night. police say at least four men were shooting at each other, and hill carter got caught up in the middle of it. a reward has been increased to $6,000 for anyone who has information leading to an arrest. 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 beemer to take over the
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see. kathleen kane was convicted of lying to the grand jury. yesterday, the phils traded carlos ruiz to the dodgers. he's the third member of the 2008 world series chance to be dealt to the dodgers, following jimmy rawlins and chief utley, although rawlins is no longer with l.a. in return for ruiz and some cash, the fiphillies got a.j. ellis and received former haverford college pitcher, tommy bergjanes and a player to be named later. the world series title will be decided this week in philadelphia. officials are hoping to shatter attendance records. that's not all that's being shattered. a wild pitch yesterday smashed the lens of the network tv camera behind home plate. play was stopped, the grounds krewe cleaned up the debris, but as you can see, the camera itself kept working.
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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. an officer races to the scene when a man is trapped in a life-threatening situation. what followed was a dramatic rescue from a burning car. and it was all captured ton officer's body camera. we'll show it to you. plus, he's an nba star with local ties. now he's back in town after winning gold. kyle lowry joins us in our studios, coming up. golden sunshine and we're warming into the 90s. almost there in wilmington. that is live view from crowley stadium. look at the weekend forecast. we have some changes ahead when we come back.
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dramatic new video shows a georgia police officer saving the life of a passenger, trapped in a burning car. the suv crashed into a tree earlier this month. now, this is video from officer dan whitney's body camera. the passenger couldn't get out because the accident bent the door frame. whitney bent back the frame after trying to get the fire out with a small extinguisher. an explosion under the hood knocked off his hat and his camera. the passenger is okay. though, sadly, the driver did not survive.
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a man is in custody in omaha, nebraska, after police say he stole a truck and rammed it into a parked plane. it happened last night at etly airfield. police say a man jumped a security fence, stripped down to his underwear, and then stole a truck and rammed it into a plane. there were people boarding that plane, but no one was seriously hurt. now to decision 2016. both hillary clinton and donald trump are now accusing each other of racism. andrea mitchell reports on the new war of words between the candidates. >> donald trump ramping up his war of words with hillary clinton on cnn late thursday. again calling her a bigot. >> she is a bigot. >> in what way? >> because when you look at what's happening to the inner cities. you look at what's happening to african-americans and hispanics in this country, where she talks all the time. >> reporter: clinton's running mate, tim kaine, addressing the b-word in a taped interview with stephen colbert that airs tonight. >> he called your friend, hillary clinton, a bigot. >> when hillary clinton got out
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of law school, she was working to help advance racial justice in the juvenile justice system in south carolina and fight school desegregation in alabama. at his early career, donald trump was a real estate guy who got sued by the justice department for discriminating against people in housing. >> he is taking hate groups mainstream. >> reporter: and in a major speech, clinton tearing into trump, charging her rival with building his campaign on prejudice and paranoia, tying him to right-wing extremists, citing trump's leading role in the birther movement. >> he promoted the racist lie that president obama is not really an american citizen. >> reporter: dismissing his claims about her health. >> his latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. all i can say is, donald, dream on. >> reporter: calling trump's new campaign ceo, steve bannon, the head of breitbart, a key player in the alt-right movement. >> a fringe element that has effectively taken over the republican party. >> reporter: underscoring her
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message with a new video, featuring former klansmen, david duke. >> running against donald trump at this point is really treason to your heritage. >> reporter: even before clinton spoke, trump insisted she was smearing her supporters. >> hillary clinton isn't just attacking me, she's attacking all of the decent people, of all backgrounds, doesn't matter, of all backgrounds, who support this incredible, once- once-in-a-lifetime movement. >> escalating his attack on the clinton foundation. >> hillary clinton's actions constitute all of the elements of a major criminal enterprise. >> reporter: as to his own $100,000 donation not foundation constituted pay for play, trump hedged. >> i didn't do it for that reason. but i will say, they like me a lot. and if i didn't make that contribution, they probably wouldn't have ma liked me at all. >> that was andrea mitchell
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reporting. a suicide bomber killed at least 11 police officers in turkey today. the prime minister says the kurdish militant rammed a truck packed with explosives into a checkpoint near a police station in southern turkey. 78 others are hurt. two days ago, turkey launched attacks against isis and kurdish militia fighters in syria. no one's claimed responsibility for that bombing, yet. in italy, a first look at the rescue efforts after wednesday's deadly earthquake. italian police released this amateur video today, of rescuers walking through the streets of amatrice. and more trouble for the same town today. aftershocks from the quake are damaging the two crucial roads into the town. they're shut down and making access difficult. generations of history are at risk for many families in italy because of the quake. this rustic two-story villa has been home to the same family for five centuries. now it's covered in cracks. firefighters are trying to go inside to recover treasures, but aftershocks are making things dangerous.
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>> announcer: now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> heading out right now, we've got lots of hazy sunshine and the temperatures are taking off. hot, humid conditions. and the temperatures will continue to climb into this afternoon, along with humidity, which will remain evaluated, but start to drop this evening. a warm evening, yes. we'll be in the 80s with some scattered clouds. the clouds have been thinning out nicely. already, 85 degrees in the lehigh valley. the suburbs, 88 degrees and near 90 until delaware. typically, we get cooler temperatures at the shore, but not today. 89 degrees already. upper 80s for cape may courthouse. hot and humid all around today. cape may, the crowd is growing. this is the place to be, even with sunshine and temperatures that will feel like they're in the upper 90s this afternoon. this is a breeze blowing, and that wind is going to help us, as we go into the weekend. but today, that's not going to make much of a difference. steam heat through the day today
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with the temperatures feeling like they're close to 100 degrees in philadelphia this afternoon. 99 degrees is what it will feel like at 4:00 this afternoon, while the temperatures are in the low to mid-90s. the cooldown this evening, that's when dry air starts to move into the air. so that's going to make for a pleasant change this weekend. it's going to be a sunny weekend and a warm one, too, with lowering humidity saturday and sunday, a lot nicer than what we're dealing with today. saturday, 90 degrees in philadelphia. near 90 degrees on sunday. if you're looking for some cooler temperatures, the shore is the place to be. and if you're looking for rainfall, it's really not in store for us. we had a few showers this morning. we've dried out nicely and those showers that are way to the west are going to be staying out of our picture over the next several days. but the end of the five-day forecast, you can see tuesday, a chance of some storms in philadelphia. not likely. at the shore, it should stay dry there. and before we get there, the temperatures are right back into the 90s on monday afternoon. the full ten-day forecast coming
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up in the next half hour. lauren? >> thanks, bill. kyle lowry is a philadelphia native who played for villanova's men's basketball team and who has gone on to become an all-star point guard in the nba. and what's more, he just brought home a gold medal from rio. this weekend, he is giving back to his hometown and we are pleased to welcome kyle to our stud studios. welcome back to philadelphia. >> thank you. thank you. appreciate it. >> and congratulations. that is incredible. >> yes, it's an honor for me to be able to wear this and represent my country and bring the gold back home. >> and you were just saying, it's a little heavy around your neck. >> it's very heavy. i think i wore it for 20 straight minutes and i was like, yeah, i got a little crick in my neck now. >> be careful, be careful. don't injure anything. >> no. >> what was it like to be over in rio as part of team usa? >> it was an honor. it was a situation i never thought i would be in, but it came true. to be hang ought with those guys, and, you know, coach k. did a great job of letting us understand how much we were representing our country. the things that we could do for
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our country and the military that we represented. it was an amazing honor. >> all right. so winning the gold or watching the wildcats win the national championship? can you weigh those? >> i want to say winning my gold. i was there watching the game, but winning this, this is special. you know the cats got their championship, but this is for me and my personal, you know, life, this is definitely much more special. >> had you thought -- was it something you ever thought about, actually going to the olympics and winning a gold medal? >> no. i always thought about it, always dreamed about it, watching the dream team in '92 and watching those guys in '08, the redeem team. it was always a chance for me to say, i wish i could do that. but once the call came, it was a no-brainer. yes, i'm there. let's go win a gold medal. >> so now you are back in philadelphia. and tell me about the special clinic that you're part of. >> we're doing a free clinic for the city of philadelphia. and we always try to do
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something to give back to the community, especially where i'm from. and give the kids an opportunity to meet someone what grew up the way they did, give back, give some free things, and have the opportunity to interact with me and me and some of my friends and have the chance to give back. >> now that you've had that experience in rio, how can you fit that into your lessons for them? >> well, it's going to be a kid coming from the inner city, working hard to get to the situation where he was able to go back and come home with the gold medal from rio and represent the country and be a part of a great team. >> all right. sounds awesome. thanks so much, kyle, for joining us, and bringing that medal here and winning it for team usa. once again, kyle lowry, community day is tomorrow. it runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the mastery charter school. tap the nbc 10 mobile app. you can get more information there. again, kyle, thanks so much and congratulations. >> thank you. thank you. we are following new developments in the ryan lochte
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sa saga. the embattled olympic swimmer is now facing more legal troubles. we'll have the details and tell you what products he'll be endorsing. and can living close to a fracking operation the affect your health? we'll tell you the results of a new study of pennsylvania residents, coming up. aidp.
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ten-day.pennsylvania ties the f to health problems. a new john hopkins study looked
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at the medical records of almost 8,000 people in 40 pennsylvania counties. people who lived closest to natural gas wells are twice as likely to suffer from migraines, fatigue, and sinus problems than those located furthest from the fracking industry. researchers found people with two or more of these health conditions were almost twice as likely to live closer to more or larger gas wells. fracking proponents deny that the wells cause health problems. more teenage boys are getting the hpv vaccine. the center for disease control reports almost 50% of the boys got the vaccine last year. that's up 8%. the vaccine can prevent more than 90% of related cancers. these new numbers suggest more parents and doctors are getting the message that it's as important for boys to be vaccinated for the human papilloma virus as it is for girls. some conflicting information when it comes to vaping and teenagers. health officials warn that electronic cigarettes are
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poisoning kids with nicotine, but new research suggests that most teens the just use sweet and fruity flavors, like strawberry and bubblegum. university of michigan researchers vad almost 15,000 students about their use of ecigarettes. roughly 20% videotaped nicotine. the hunt is on for a killer in the community. two nuns murdered in their home. we'll tell you what clues investigators have to go on, coming up. plus, a program provides service dogs to help children with autism. families say it is a lifesaver, but now that program is facing changes. we'll explain, ahead.
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the chemical can explode if it reaches high temperatures, but we're told that's not a threat at this point. philadelphia police are looking for this man in a robber in center city. it started as a request for a dollar and turned into a demand for the victim's wallet. the victim turned over the wallet after his life was threatened. veteran phillies' catcher carlos ruiz is going to the los angeles dodgers. ruiz played 11 seasons here. in return for him and some cash, the phillies got another veteran catcher, a.j. ellis. they'll also receive minor league pitcher, tommy bergjanes and a player to be named later. a disturbing crime is rocking a mississippi community today after two nuns were found murdered in their home. the two women who dedicated their lives to helping others were stabbed to death. nbc's janet shamlian reports on the hunt for a killer in a small town. >> reporter: this morning, a community in shock, at the deaths of two nuns described as the kindest people on earth.
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nurse practitioner sister paula meryl and sister margaret helds. police found them brutally murdered in the home they shared in the small community of durant. after a supervisor at a clinic about 20 miles away reported the pair did not show up for work. the local arch diocese telling nbc news there were signs of a break-in in their blue toyota corolla was missing. the car was found abandoned late last night, less than a mile from their home. father gregg plata knew sisters well. >> they came here to mississippi to outreach to the poor using their medical expertise. i'm sure their faith is what got them through this tragedy and will get them through this tragedy of mourning them. >> reporter: according to the citizens of nazareth website, sister margaret from wisconsin was focused on eliminating racism and poverty in the region. >> this is one of the poorest counties. we make a difference in people's
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lives. >> reporter: sister paula, friends say, has been helping mississippi's less fortunate for more than 40 years. >> we just see patients and do what needs to be done. >> reporter: two women driven to help others, victims in their own home. >> that was janet shamlian reporting. >> announcer: now your nbc 10 first alert weather. hot and humid conditions have returned this morning. this is a live look at cape may, where it will be sticky by the sea. but will the uncomfortable weather stick around for the weekend? nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley is here with the forecast and the answer. make it a good one, bill. >> no shortage of those steamy conditions around our area today. there will be a proven condition in the weekend. but there's a warm breeze blowing the flags on top of the boathouses and boathouse row. the temperatures are still climb agent this hour. we're headed for the 90s this afternoon. 88 in philadelphia. wilmington is 89.
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and we are running above yesterday's numbers. 90 now in westmont. look at rittenhouse at 90 degrees. . 88 in torresdale. and with that, plenty of humidity, which is going to make it feel like 100 degrees this afternoon. in fact, this is the heat index projection. this is for 4:00 this afternoon. 100 for philadelphia, burlington, vorhees, and just above that for swedesboro and wilmington. dover, a steamy one. egg harbor township, up to 102. while avalon will see those numbers coming down later today, with a nice breeze blowing off of the ocean. there are some changes for the weekend. more comfortable changes. and ahead, too, we do have more heat on the way next week, lauren, i'm afraid to tell you, we've got another heat wave brewing. i'll take a look at when you can expect that on the ten-day with ten when i come back in a few minutes. new anger is being aimed at the makers of epipens. mylan pharmaceuticals refuses to lower the price of that life-saving medicine amid a
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firestorm over its soaring costs. nbc's kristen welker reports. >> reporter: with the firestorm building this morning over mylan pharmaceuticals and the price of its life-saving epipen used to stop serious allergic reactions, ceo heather bresch answering tough questions on cnbc. >> no one's more frustrated than me. >> reporter: the price of the product skyrocketing over the past ten years from $90 to more than $600. bresch blaming what she calls a broken health care system. >> the patient is paying twice. they're paying full retail price at the counter and higher premiums on their insurance. >> reporter: and after she and her company lobbied to make epipens widespread on planes and in schools across the country, she's now on defense about her own compensation, jumping from the $2.4 million she made eight years ago. >> you're making $18 million a year. you understand how that looks. >> brian, look, i understand better than anyone that facts are inconvenient to headlines. >> reporter: with calls mounting
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for a congressional investigation, the controversy is putting her father, west virginia senator, joe manchin, in an awkward position. on thursday, manchin saying in a statement, i look forward to working with my colleagues to lower the price of prescription drugs. other lawmakers accuse the company of price gouging. >> i think one of the reasons mylan had the guts to move this price up so rapidly is because they do have a monopoly. >> reporter: now a big name in hollywood is weighing in. >> we learned about my son's peanut allergy when he was very, very young. >> reporter: sarah jessica parker, whose son needed the product for his peanut allergy, promoted the use of epipens. thursday, the actress cut ties, lashing out on instagram. i'm left disappointed, saddened, and deeply concerned by mylan's actions. it's just the latest drug company to come under fire for high drug costs. seven months ago, martin shkreli testified before congress after his company hiked up the cost of
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its hiv and malaria medication 5,000%. >> it started last year with martin shkreli and now with the epipen focus, it's really snowballed. and every drugmaker wants to avoid being in that position. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc 10 news. u.s. olympic swimmer ryan lochte is now a criminal defendant in brazil. the gold medallist is charged with filing a false robber report. lochte apologized days after a drunken incident during the rio olympics that he tried to pass off as an armed robber. lochte is back in the u.s. nbc 10 asked criminal law experts about this case and asked if he could be extradited to brazil. they told us, no, but if lochte travels to another country, he could risk being extradited, depending on that country's treaty with brazil. even if the swimmer stays in the u.s., he may have to deal with this. >> potentially could be exposed to other legal proceedings by way of a deposition or interrogation here. >> the most ironic thing about this sbirn case is, had he just
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told the exact truth of what happened, i think americans would have been very sympathetic. >> one expert says lochte may face a similar fine to what a teammate involved in the case paid, that's $11,000. ryan lochte lost several sponsors in the wake of the rio controversy, but last night, he landed a new endorsement deal. lochte is now a spokesman for pine brothers soft dish throat drops. the company's slogans claims its product is forgiving on your throat. pine brothers says people should give lochte a second chance. he'll appear in a series of print and commercial ads for the company. and last night lochte tweeted, quote, thanks to all the folks at pine brothers for your confidence in me. i look forward to making you proud. new this morning, kiplinger has released its state-by-state guide to taxes. it breaks things down to most friendly to least friendly state. here's how the tristate area measures. pennsylvania falls under the mixed tax picture. new jersey is on the least tax friendly list and delaware is on the most tax friendly list.
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kiplinger compared sales taxes, property, and other taxes to make this list. and to read more, you can check out stories on the nbc 10 app. coping with autism can be a difficult challenge. not just for those who have the disability, but also for their families. that's where man's best friend can step in to help. but now that's presenting its own challenges for some in our area. nbc 10's matt delucia explains why some families in south jersey and beyond are worried. >> reporter: carol, zack, and dawn are almost inseparable. at least zack and dawn are. a bond between human and canine, partners in life to save a life. >> yeah, i can't imagine our life without our dog. >> before we had dawn, zack would flee and elope and get away from us. the worst part was in parking lots. >> after two close calls near their burlington county home, carol knew she needed help. she went to guiding eyes for the
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blind, which had a side program called healing autism. since 2008, 72 families acquired dogs like dawn. >> honestly, we're on a waiting list for nearly two years. >> reporter: joe rivera got his dog for the same reason. >> every day is a new beginning for us. >> reporter: the frustration turned to relief and he became an advocate for service dogs, which is why he 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: guiding eyes for the blind told us, starting this fall, we'll be providing dogs to a school in new jersey that specializes in autism. the dogs' handlers will be autism experts who quloi applied behavior analysis, which teaches foundational, academic, and functional life skills. >> it's not a bad thing to use, it's just eliminating the foundation of -- which was, you know, saving lives. >> it saddens me that other families may not have the
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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. philly is celebrating national dog day with free adoptions. the animal care and control team is waiving fees on all dogs today. and the pennsylvania spca is reducing the cost of adoption. stop into any of the shelters' locations from 1:00 to 8:00 today. and remember, nbc 10 is committed to clearing the shelters. those cheers are for a special celebration today in university city. thomas pender has worked for the u.s. postal service for 50 years. today he was honored for his devotion to delivering the mail. pender started going door-to-door back when stamps were just 5 cents. he says he has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
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congratulations to him. we have tech news this morning that affects millions of smartphone users. apple takes steps to fix a potential security flaw. see what you need to know, coming up. nothing but sunshine today and heat and humidity that is going to be on full display this afternoon. but there are some changes ahead for the weekend and next week, as well. i've got the ten-day on 10 when i come back.
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breaking news this morning. police in delaware arrest a woman in the murder of a delaware college student, gunned down on his way to work. 19-year-old malcolm evans was shot last month as he drove his car to his job at fedex. police say evans was an innocent victim. they arrested 46-year-old cheryl jennings for the murder. the victim's mother just spoke. >> my family and friends have spent so many sleepless nights, wondering who and why someone would commit such an unspeakable crime against such an amazing young man. >> police say the suspect and the victim did not know each other. the motive is still unclear. you can get more information on this breaking news on the nbc 10 app. well, football season is just getting started.
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and you may be looking to upgrade your tv to get the best action. nbc 10 national reporter chris clackum tries to simplify that process for you. >> reporter: when it comes to size, you can get more tv for your dollar these days. >> we're seeing 65-inch tvs now for around $900 in our ratings. so the prices have considerably come down. >> reporter: consider your space, though, when shopping for size. seating distance should be about two times the screen diagonal. but according to "consumer reports," bigger isn't always better. >> often, a really big tv will sort of exaggerate whatever flaws are in that tv. >> reporter: for those getting a set over 55 inches or who want the latest and greatest, 4k and hdr off the best picture quality. >> but if you're buying a smaller screen or you're not a really critical viewer, 1080p tvs are stihl fine. >> oled has a deeper contrast and wider viewing angle than lcd
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tvs, but you'll pay a premium for that technology. >> only one manufacturer, lg, makes them, and you're probably going to spend anywhere from $3,500 to up to $7,000. >> reporter: a smart tv adds convenience, but isn't a must, with affordable devices such as row coup or chromestick to stream content. and when it comes to the setup, be sure to secure it properly. >> we highly recommend anchoring the tv to the wall, to make sure that it can't tip over. >> reporter: keeping the injuries on the football field and out of your living room. chris clackum, nbc 10 news. >> whether you have a new tv or not, you can watch the eagles next pre-season game tomorrow night, right here on nbc 10. the eagles head to indianapolis today to get ready for their matchup tomorrow. you can only watch the birds and the colts right here on nbc 10, your official eagles station. our live pre-game coverage starts at 6:30, tomorrow night. apple has issued a patch to
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fix a potentially dangerous flaw that could let hackers take over your iphone. a text message invites users to click on a web link that installs software that would let hackers track your every movement through the phone's camera and app, such as facebook or whatsapp. well, apple has also reportedly filed a patent on a new method to find out who may have stolen your iphone. it could send fingerprint data, video, or audio to authorities. this weekend, a young, local entrepreneur who has set up his own nonprofit is helping local kids get ready for the school year. and for more this morning, we are joined by nia maya davis, founder of the nia maya davis foundation, and demetrius walker, cofounder of hemio.org. so let me start with you and this back-to-school foundation.
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>> our foundation has been around for seven years. to date, we have served over 40,000 people, spanning from senior citizens, homeless citizens, and most importantly our youth. today is our eighth annual back-to-school extravaganza and we'll give over a thousand bookbags. but that wouldn't be possible without teaming up with the hemio organization and my friend, demetrius walker. >> we'll get to that in just is a second. but first, tell me why it is so important to do this at back-to-school time. >> because a lot of mothers struggle. it's important for people all around the city. for us to provide bookbags, as well as a host of other fun things, totally free, i feel like that's my obligation, coming from west philadelphia. i feel like i must make a difference, because growing up, i knew kids who didn't have a bookbag going back to school. if we're in a position to provide, that's what we're here to do. >> now you're making a difference. >> yes. >> now, your organization focuses on helping people to overcome poverty. tell me why this is a good match. how this works together.
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>> we both come from the inner city. and we understand how important it is to be exposed to something different. a lot of kids, there in the inner city, they don't get a chance to see outside of that. they don't have people that have a positive influence on their life, to show them something different, than their normal circumstances. so we partner up and do certain things to just make sure that we can be examples to our people in the community and just show them that there is another way, then, you know, what you may have been through your whole life. >> and i understand you got an award recently, as well. tell me about that. >> i just won, thanks to god and everybody, we just won the steve harvey best community leader out in vegas, which was a huge event as well as a major award presented by state farm. for all the work we've been doing over the last seven years, they highlighted that on a huge stage. >> pretty amazing. and brings a spotlight to the work you're doing, as well. >> yes. yes. >> thank you so much for being here this morning. really appreciate it. i want to give you guys the information. it's right there on your screen, once again. the free back-to-school
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extravaganza is sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at malcolm x. park at 52nd and pine. and to get more information, just tap on the nbc 10 mobile app. we've got that all there for you. thanks so much, once again. >> thank you for having us. >> and thank you so much for the work that you do. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> announcer: now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> getting closer to lunchtime and the temperatures are still climbing. blue sky over bala cynwyd, just a few fair weather clouds, we actually started the day with some showers. we could use a cooling shower, but that's not in the cards for today. 88 now in philadelphia. 89 degrees at the jersey shore. and middle 80s for the lehigh valley and the suburbs. now 84 degrees, a couple cooler spots, west callan township is at 82 degrees, but the temperatures have really warmed up in exton, 85, and look at collegeville. north wales, ft. washington. all of 88 degrees, warming into the 90s shortly.
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we will see some sunshine, plenty of sunshine all day long. and the temperatures that will be climbing into the 90s, but it's going to feel like it is closer to 100 degrees for most of the area. 92 degrees in chestnut hill will feel like 97 degrees. look at the suburbs. low 90s this afternoon, with partly to mostly sunny skies. kind of hazy outside. 94, the feels-like temperature in lansdale this afternoon. 96 for doylestown. i know there's no sign of those showers we started off with in the lehigh valley, just sunshine today. new jersey, you'll feel the humidity through this afternoon. and even at the shore, evaluated temperatures, 90 degrees for longport, stone harbor, and cape may. but cape may, enough humidity that it's going to feel like near 100 degrees this afternoon. and it will feel like it's in the upper 90s for most of delaware. but that being said, there's an important change that has already started to occur. we're going to see the heat take a break over the weekend, as the humidity comes down. now, we've already had 11 days of 90-degree-plus heat.
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and we're likely to get one today, as we go into the 90s. and likely four more days before the end of the month. so we're on track for the warmest august in history. but, later today, you'll feel this change that's already occurred. we're seeing winds now out of the northwest and the forecast is for that to continue this afternoon. that's drier air that starts moving in this evening and will be with us into the weekend. improving conditions this weekend. still hot. 90 degrees on saturday, just not as extreme as today. and 89 degrees on sunday. both days will see humidity lower than today. if you're looking for cooler temperatures, the shore, 81 degrees. the jersey shore for sunday afternoon. the ten-day on 10, yes, 90s today, up to 90 tomorrow, and 89 on sunday. and here comes another heat wave, as we build into the workweek, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms on tuesday, but most of the time, it's going to be completely dry. monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, into the low
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90s. that will be the seventh heat wave of the summer. and it takes a dramatic turn for the cooler saturday and sunday, next saturday and sunday. the humidity will be dropping and high temperatures that's normal for this time of year, right in the middle 80s. we'll be right back.
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you voted and the results are in. tonight's upper darbi versus donner prendie game is our high school game of the week. catch the full highlights tonight at 11:00, as well as the highlights from the rest of the games from around the region. time's nearly run out to spread the word about free money for those making a difference in the community. nbc 10 is giving away grants to local nonprofits. we call it 21st century solutions. the goal is to support organizations that are implementing new and innovative programs. the deadline to apply is today, august 26th. coming up this afternoon, starting at 3:00, it's "ellen" with chris hemsworth and nbc 10 news at 4:00. today, going beyond posted speed limits. here's a live look at traffic this afternoon on the schuylkill expressway. and all-new at 4:00, the new proposal that would force truckers and other big vehicles to slow down on our nation's highways. >> i've never seen anyone
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speeding. >> never! never! >> temperatures, though, they're soaring. >> they are soaring up there. can you bring them down? >> it's already 90 degrees in delaware. the area seeing the hottest day of the week today, as we warm into the 90s. you can see delaware and crawly stadium now with sunshine and hazy sunshine. even though we'll top out at 94 in philadelphia, it will feel like it's near 100 degrees this afternoon. so fair weather clouds in the lehigh valley. we have saw some scattered light showers first thing this morning. that's not happening today and it will be more comfortable this weekend, as the temperatures will dry out a bit. it will be not as extreme for saturday and sunday, near 90 degrees both days and the humidity, thankfully, will be coming day. you'll start to feel that this evening. >> my air-conditioner is going to get a workout today -- >> a lot of them are working hard. air-conditioning, a fan, grab some water and find some shade if you can. >> thanks for watching nbc 10
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