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the keystone state is crucial with just a little more two months to go until the election. and here's the proof. in about a week we've seen both campaigns make several stops, republican vp nominee here on tuesday. next week, it will be his challenger, tim kaine, stopping in erie, lancaster and lehigh valley. in less than three weeks, president obama will visit philadelphia to campaign for clinton. >> both clinton and trump are taking their dispute over race to your tv in a bigotry fight. local voters say they hear the mud slinging and name calling loud and clear. >> what do you have to lose? you live in poverty. your schools are no good. >> reporter: race is taking center stage with hillary clinton's campaign releasing this political ad today, across pennsylvania, florida, north carolina and ohio. it targets donald trump's attempt to woo african-american voters. >> what the hell do you have to lose.
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>> reporter: the barbs about who is the bigger bigot coming from both sides. >> hillary clinton's america, the system stays rigged against americans. >> reporter: trump at a campaign rally wednesday in jackson, mississippi. >> hillary clinton is a bigot. who sees people of color, only as votes. >> reporter: clinton at a rally in reno, nevada, yesterday. >> there has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him. >> reporter: local voters are disappointed by the current political climate and jabs coming from both campaigns. >> it feels like we're in high school. not even high school, middle school. it's ridiculous. >> it's fatiguing. i get tired of it. i stopped paying attention. >> reporter: others say they're entertained by the insults. >> i enjoy watching it, because i laugh at some of the stuff. >> reporter: victor bailey sees the exchange of racism as another distraction from the
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real issue. >> people don't want that in america. they want more of a positive note. >> both clinton and trump are suffering from dismal favorability ratings. it's unclear whether the ads will help or hurt them. the former aide for governor chris christie lost his job during that bridgegate investigation. is now working for the trump campaign. he's been named national field director. he will guide the trump campaign on voter turnout. he served as a top political aide to christie until january 2014 when christie fired him. the governor claimed at that time that stephian had not been truthful with him. keep in mind, nbc 10 is your station for decision 2016 coverage. and we'll be following the candidates as they come to our area. for the latest updates from the campaign trail, just tap the nbc 10 app. i'm just hanging in there. drinking a lot of water. >> it's pretty hot out here.
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>> sweating it out on the sidelines. at the bensalem high school football game. staying hydrated and trying to beat the heat today. a live look from the blue cross river rink summerfest. august may be winding down within the next week, but the uncomfortable conditions are not letting up. maybe they're taking a break out there. >> it's too hot even to roller skate. this weekend will be one of the last before school starts for many families. >> we know your neighborhood weather is important to help you plan ahead. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz has a look at your forecast. it's heating up, glenn. >> yeah, today is the hottest day. i don't think it will be quite as bad over the weekend. we had more sunshine today than we had yesterday, and that's what helped push that temperature up. but the humidity is going up, too. and so from the temperature of 87 yesterday, our high 93 today, feeling like at least 96. 97 degrees in philadelphia. and over 100 in parts of delaware and south jersey.
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temperatures near 90 over the weekend. but not feeling like it's 100 degrees. feeling like 101 in dover right now. 96 in atlantic city. so it is hot, even at the jersey shore. but not going to be like that over the weekend. it's over 90 at stone harbor, avalon, ocean city, ventnor. holgate is down to 83. that's about the only place at the shore that has a reasonable temperature. it's going to be warm overnight tonight. but not quite as warm as it was last night. p.a. suburbs down to 67. and lehigh valley 67 degrees. in the 70s during this morning. we'll talk more about the changes as we head toward labor day weekend a little bit later. the heat isn't the only danger that has people at the shore so concerned this weekend. >> the rip current risk is high with fewer lifeguards watching over the beaches. nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg reports
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from ocean city, cape may county. >> reporter: lifeguards i talked with are expecting the coming days to be a bit stressful as they work to keep people safe with smaller ranks. in the water, relief from the heat. >> the spot to be. >> reporter: and a growing hazard. >> the current is really rough. waves are coming in set after set after set. >> reporter: they're dealing with the combination of an increasing threat of rif currents, people trying to cool off at the beach, and fewer lifeguards. >> each zone has had to close a stand or two because of the availability of our guard staff. >> reporter: a staff that is shrinking as some guards go back to college. at the height of the summer, ocean city has 43 guarded beaches. that number is now down to 33. >> as we get tighter, obviously we're going to increase restrictions. we might not let you go out as far as we did all summer. >> reporter: in surf city there are also fewer eyes on the water. >> now you're guarding a beach
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that used to be guarded by four people, which is now guarded by two people. >> so the rules that normally apply, swim where there's a lifeguard, they apply even more now, because the lifeguards are pushed to the limits a bit. >> reporter: lifeguards say it's crucial to always respect the ocean's power, and if you ever feel like maybe you shouldn't go in the water, don't. in ocean city, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. county police say a 46-year-old woman shot and killed a young man in her neighborhood as he drove by her house one morning in july. police still are not saying why she would do that. a neighbor in the rutledge community showed us photos of police arresting cheryl jennings on wednesday. they say at 4:00 in the morning, on july 9th, she fired into the car of 19-year-old delaware state university student malcolm evans. the aspiring doctor was on his way to work. jennings' family would not answer our questions today, but
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malcolm evans' family did speak with nbc 10. >> why? why someone would commit such an unspeakable crime against such an amazing young man. >> police are still investigating, so they're not releasing a possible motive in the case. they say jennings does have a prior criminal record. they also tell us that once the county doubled the reward money, a number of tips flooded in that led them to jennings. new at 6:00 from montgomery county, police want you to take a good look at these surveillance pictures of a bank robber holding up a pnc today. the man was wearing a phillies hat and black bandanna when he walked into the branch and handed a note to the teller. he got away with some cash and was last seen on montgomery avenue. switching gears now. the newest st. joe's students have touched down on hawk hill. they're settling in this afternoon after some heavy
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lifting. more than 1,250 freshmen make up the class of 2020. they'll head to class for the first time on monday. meanwhile, faculty at pennsylvania's 14 state universities could hit the picket lines in a few weeks. members will vote on whether or not to strike beginning on september 7th. the impact would trickle down to all 14 universities. the union working without a contract for 14 months says the state isn't negotiating fairly. the state system of higher education blames contract delays on financial strains. classes, meanwhile, begin on monday. police in bensalem want to find a pair of thieves targeting unsuspecting mothers. take a look at this video inside a chick-fil-a in bensalem. on wednesday a man sitting with a woman moved near two women sitting with children. the man then grabs the wallet from one of their purses, later spending $1,600 at the target across the street.
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>> that's the most angry thing, is that you're so close, they were so close to my kids, and -- yeah. who would do something like that. >> police suspect the pair is responsible for other thefts and say women should not sling their bags over chairs. if you recognize the suspects, call police. we're following a developing story out of gloucester county where a man is charged in the deaths of his own parents. the victims, edward and rose marie coles, were found dead in their home today. their son, 29-year-old ryan coles, was in the house when police arrived, after getting a call from a concerned relative. the couple also owned a music store. brandon hudson is working the story. we'll have more from him tonight at 11:00. amtrak says a $2.45 billion loan will allow them to boost seating by 40%.
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today vice president joe biden was in delaware to announce that transportation department is providing that loan. the money will be used to buy new trains, upgrade tracks, and improve platforms. >> it's not enough just to improve the train sets. you've got to improve the train stations. you've got to improve the safety mechanisms. you've got to improve the track. you've got to improve the whole array of things that are necessary to make it work. >> the money will be used to upgrade trains along the northeast corridor. breaking news now we're following out of philadelphia. nbc 10 has just confirmed the fbi has requested documents from mayor jim kenny's mayoral campaign. no word on what led to that request. kenny was i lectd as mayor in 2015. we just confirmed the fbi has
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requested documents from mayor jim kenny's mayoral campaign. as soon as we know more about it, we'll make sure we get it back to you. in the meantime, they he's delivered mail through rain, through sleet, snow as the saying goes, for 50 years. >> thomas pender said he has no plans to retire. but the postal service could not let 50 years go unnoticed. pender wiped away tears as his co-workers cheered and applauded him. the philadelphia native received a silver watch and praise from the postmaster general for his dedication. at the celebration at the main post office, pender said he doesn't even think about retiring. >> you know, if you don't use it, you lose it. and i just keep thinking, you know, keep going. just keep going. >> what a great motto and a great smile. when pender began his job in 1966, the stamp was only 5 cents
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and postal workers made about $2.25 an hour. >> good for him. saved bicepta. next, all new on nbc 10 news at 6:00, how one passenger was rescued from his brush with death during rush hour. we had a summer scorcher to end the week. another heat wave could be on the way. i'm tracking the conditions you can expect in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast.
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right now, at 6:00, it's a spending spree for local families as they get ready for back-to-school time. the big question for parents, what items on your child's list will break the bank this year. nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal is live in montgomery county breaking down those numbers. >> randy, how much cash are families being forced to shell out? >> reporter: you're going to need clothes, pens and pencils, even electronics. the national retail federation said the average family plans on spending $673 on back-to-school shopping. that number is actually up 10% from last year. more families reporting they feel comfortable in this economy. parents gearing up for the first day of school. will spend most of their money on clothing, new shoes, and in
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many cases new uniforms. dress codes for parochial and prep schools. >> you can go with a family from $100 up to $300 or $600. >> reporter: families plan to spend $235 on back-to-school apparel. >> we're just here getting some shoes and some uniforms so we're ready to go for the start of school. >> reporter: electronics will set you back $200. college students pay the most. but even middle schoolers these days need high-tech gear. >> my son is going into 6th grade this year. he needed a math calculator. >> that adds up. >> that adds up. we've got all types of crayons and water colors. >> reporter: and finally your basic back-to-school supplies average $107. glitter pens, elmer's glue and sharpie markers, the little things add up fast. >> lots of pencils, lots of fun erasers. >> reporter: store owners tell
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nbc 10 the big rush is labor day. better to beat the crowds now and start the long ordeal of convincing the kids that summer must come to an end. >> i want summer to last forever. >> it's been stressful, i guess. i don't really want to go back. >> reporter: and one final takeaway from the retail report. 46% of parents say they plan to do some or most of their shopping online. randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. new at 6:00, a septa passenger is thanking two officers for saving his life during the rush hour commute. the man met with his heroes less than 24 hours after he had a brush with death. the septa officers found the unresponsive man on a market frankfurt line train at 30th street station yesterday. the officers performed cpr and helped the man regain his pulse. he was treated and released from a hospital. it's not clear what caused him to have a medical emergency.
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now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> well, hotter and more humid today as expected. and a lot more sunshine. you can see we still have sunshine across the entire area, with temperatures near the 90-degree mark. and even at the shore it was in the 90s. in the city of philadelphia, some places got to the middle 90s. now, not quite at the airport, the airport's 92 now. but it's 95 at center city. 92 at rittenhouse. 94 society hill. it's below 90 in couple of spots, chestnut hill and andora. we've got all the neighborhoods covered for you. 90 over the next couple of days. even if we don't get to 90 on sunday, we could very well get another heat wave here at the start of next week. but it's not going to last. as we head toward labor day weekend, here we go, friday,
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saturday, it's going to start off cool, and it's going to start off with very low humidity. but what's going to happen, by the end of the month here, we're ending up with the warmest august ever recorded in philadelphia. seems to be a pretty sure bet now. now, tomorrow, unlike today, it's not going to feel warmer than the temperature. so in somerton, it's 90, feeling like 90. upper dublin 89, feeling like 88. allentown, 88, feeling like 89. it's all pretty close, because the humidity is down from what we saw today. even in places like longport where will feel higher than the temperature. the temperature is lower than today. and that's not as big a gap as what we saw today. it's going to feel more comfortable at the beaches tomorrow. a lot more comfortable. and then on sunday, we'll get another sea breeze. the jersey shore, 84 and 81. that's pretty nice. really nice. and near 90 with somewhat lower
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humidity in and around philadelphia, delaware a little bit cooler than that. but we're still talking pretty nice. in the poconos, it's just spectacular, temperatures in the low 80s. low temperatures near 60 degrees. that is plenty, plenty comfortable. and in the tropics, we continue to monitor this system north of cuba, bahamas. still has not become organized, as it gets closer to miami. so the longer it takes for any of that to happen, the better off south florida is. but there's still the possibility that at least by early next week, when the remnants gets into the gulf of mexico, that it has a chance of developing. and if that happens, it does have a chance of becoming a tropical storm. of course, we'll keep you followed on that. coming up, the latest from the eagles and the battle for jobs on the offensive line. john clark reports from indianapolis when we come back.
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for senate, a clear difference. katie mcginty: for background checks, for banning assault weapons, and banning high-capacity ammunition clips. and pat toomey? against an assault weapons ban and against banning high capacity ammo clips
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like those used in the orlando massacre. listen to pat toomey brag: "i have had a perfect record with the nra." pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm ron burk from csn. the eagles arrived in indianapolis this afternoon for the preseason game against the colts. and john clark was there to greet them. >> reporter: this is the dress rehearsal, the starters will play into the third quarter. take a look at the birds arriving here in indy. and on the offensive line, a big change of the rookie left guard isaac is out with an injury. so stephen wisniewski will start at left guard. isaac will not lose his job due to injury, stefan tells me he thinks he can be the starter.
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>> i've been playing well all camp. it's a great opportunity to show that i belong there and should be there all season. >> do you think you can win the starting job there? >> yeah, i think so. that's my goal. i think i'll play well enough to do that. >> reporter: we expect the see the debut of stephen tulloch, and rookie running back wendell smallwood. he missed the first two preseason games with a quad injury, but he can't wait to show everybody what he can do. >> i'm real excited. it's been a long time coming. i had to miss two games watching those guys, not being out there with those guys kind of upset me a little bit. but this week i'm back. i'm ready to play in my first game. >> reporter: still no carson wentz and jordan matthews. in indianapolis, i'm john clark, csn. >> looking forward to tomorrow. catch eagles-colts at 7:00 right here on nbc 10. pregame coverage will begin at
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6:30. the philadelphia souls and arizona rattlers for the arena league title today. arena bowl 29. arizona has beaten the soul twice in the championship games in the last five years. tonight at 11:00, we'll have our game of the week as part of the "high school blitz." the phillies begin a series with the mets tonight on the road. coverage begins at 6:30 on csn. that's sports. i'm ron burk. we'll be right back.
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final check on the forecast. >> it's going to be a hot week coming up. but as we head toward labor day weekend, the forecast goes all the way out to labor day weekend. look at all those 90-plus temperatures through wednesday. then a cold front comes through. our only chance of showers on wednesday. and then friday, only 80. gradually warming up. but not very humid. >> nice. all right, glenn, thank you.
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thanks for watching. >> up next, "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. we'll see you again at 11:00. tonight, nbc news exclusive. for the first time, donald trump's doctor speaks out about his letter declaring trump to be the healthiest person ever elected president. why he tells us it was written in just five minutes, what we know about trump's health. tpical threat moving in, major flood warnings in florida and new concerns along the gulf coast. zika blood fears, a new recommendation from the fda saying that all blood should be screeninged for the virus. who would kill two women who dedicated their lives to helping others. snoring solutions? there's tng

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