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sunshine. each of the area is in for a nice breeze out of the north and that's going to keep us sunny and comfortable through the day. low 80s for philadelphia, for the suburbs. at the jersey shore, 81 degrees. 79 degrees at the shore while it's 81 inland. the very low 80s for delaware and the lehigh valley. i'll take a closer look at the winds that are going to be increasing in our area as we go into the holiday weekend when i'm back in ten minutes. first, let's see how the traffic is looking on a friday morning. jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. >> the vine street expressway, we're closed east and westbound for that ongoing construction project. right around broad street is where we're looking. all traffic is being diverted off the exit ramp. in between broad street and the schuylkill, we're closed east and westbound on the vine street expressway. breathport, accident on 202 around borough line road. in dover, delaware, there's an accident closing part of roosevelt avenue up to route 13.
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the area bridges are good for the most part. we're in the process of a scheduled opening for the burlington bristol, scheduled for 4:30. we are tracking hermine after the storm made landfall on the florida panhandle early this morning as a category 1 hurricane. >> yes, it packed 80 mile per hour winds when it came ashore near carabel. tens of thousands are without power across portions of the state. the storm brought wind and rain to apalachicola, florida overnight. waves battered dock and boathouses. florida's governor warned of the danger of a strong storm surge. he urged people to move inland to shelters. >> this is life threatening. we have a hurricane. you can rebuild a home. you can rebuild property. you cannot rebuild a life.
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>> do what you can do and hope for the best. >> hermine is moving inland and is expected to bring a lot of rain to georgia and the carolinas. a tropical storm watch is in effect for the jersey shore and delaware beaches through sunday because of hermine. there's a possibility of rough seas, high winds, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. today we willç learn more aboua beach and dune protection project at the jersey shore. the u.s. army corps of engineers will be in ventnor to announce the next step for the dunes on absecon island. it includes margate, ventnor and longport. some of these shores were battered during hurricane sandy two years ago. while the shore to stands the heaviest rain and wind, hermine will impact most of our area over this labor day weekend. >> that includes the thousands of people that will pack the
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benjamin franklin parkway for the made in america music festival. pamela osborne is live with preparations. how are they looking? >> access is pretty restricted to this area right now. police have things blocked off as some of the work continues, even at this hour this morning. some of that setup ahead of the festival. beginning at 10:00, the full extent of road closures will into go effect. the outer leans of ben franklin will be closed through the festival to make way for more than 50 artists who will be taking the stage this weekend and the thousands of fans expected to attend, rihanna, coldplay, lil wayne, just a few who will be performing this weekend. [ no audio ] just as closely as we are. certainly if the a bad idea if
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you're headed down this weekend to the music festival to bring an umbrella, bring a raincoat, something like that. if you want to skip the rain altogether and watch it from your phone or tablet, there's a way you can do that. when i see you next half hour, i'll tell you how that will benefit local charities here. reporting live this morning, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thanks, pamela. see you shortly. first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking hermine and his updated forecast is just minutes away. make sure you have the nbc 10 app so you can track hermine's impact as you make your holiday weekend plans. you'll get weather alerts sent straight to your cell phone and tablet. this morning, we're following breaking news from overnight. philadelphia police are looking for a hit and run driver who killed a 43-year-old man in the city's mayfair neighborhood. the crash happened just after 12:30 on frankford avenue near conley street. police are looking for a silver or champagne colored car with a broken headlight and missing
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side mirror. an apparent murder/suicide attempt at a popular atlantic city outlet left one man dead and another hurt. now police say it was all over a woman. police shopping at the tanger outlets heard gunshots around noon yesterday. a 55-year-old shot a 26-year-old inside the zumez clothing store. police say misonette walked into the white house black market where he shot himself. he's listed in critical condition and police say it appears romero was dating massonet's exgirlfriend. new details are emerging about deadly shooting of the tsa officer at the los angeles airport in 2013.ç
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paul seancia is pleading guilty. he kill a tsa officer and shot two more agents and another person before authorities shot him. he was carrying dozens of rounds of am mission an a handwritten note that said he wanted to kill tsa agents. this morning, an image making the rounds on social media is creating controversy for philadelphia police and for the mayor. >> the image shows a philly police officer with a tattoo that says fatherland. a reference that many people believe is a symbol of nazi germany. there's no policy in place banning philly officers from having visible tattoos. the force issued this statement, saying, quote, the department does not condone anything that can be interpreted as offensive, hateful or discriminatory in any form. this is a sensitive topic for both the citizens that we serve as well as the officers providing service to the public.
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>> it's being investigated by civil affairs. they'll come up with a conclusion and we'll go from there. >> off cam rat head of the fraternal order of police told nbc 10 the tattoo is an eagle and nothing offensive. he also said the officer in question did not break any department rules and has done nothing wrong. rowan university has hired water quality firms to test water all over its glassboro campus after discovering elevated levels of lead in several buildings. as a precaution, the university turned off water fountains and posted do not drink signs at all water faucets. rowan is providing free bottled water in dorms, for brushing teeth, drinking and cooking. officials believe the lead may be coming from older pipes and plumbing fixtures. the university is working with the state to develop a long-term plan to ensure the quality of water on their campus. a college football coaching legend mired in controversy. >> this month, penn state plans to honor late football coach joe
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paterno. how the university will mark a golden anniversary and how it's sparking new controversy. all right. there's my present. >> also ahead, free after more than 40 years in prison. coming up, only nbc 10 was there as this man started the next chapter of the rest of his life, thanks to a decision by the supreme court. 66 degrees, 4:38. a beautiful morning and a gorgeous day ahead. there are big changes for the holiday weekend. your neighborhood forecast, coming up. the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans? yep! and they're blowing up on instagram. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok.
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the day ahead at the shore and the delaware beaches as we're watching hermine, which may impact most of our area over the holiday weekend. we're seeing very light, northerly winds. that's what brought us the shower. this is dry air flooding into the area. a beautiful day today. unfortunately these winds will be changing over the next couple days. you'll see a little bit of that change during the afternoon. northeasterly winds at 8 miles an hour with 9 mile-an-hour winds at the shore. look at tomorrow. the winds ramping up as hermine moves up the east coast. expecting it to stay offshore of our area but we'll still see the impact with strong, gusty winds and the possibility of some heavy rainfall sat the shore and for the delaware beaches. right now, completely dry and in the clear. no sign of those clouds. in fact, the entire area is clear. we'll see plenty of sunshine to warm into the low 80s today. just to the south, you can see the rain that is moving into the carolinas ahead of the main system. it's in florida, just getting
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ready to move into georgia right now, heading to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. we'll have an impact on our forecast for the weekend. for today, though, no problem getting around and securing things, especially at the shore that may be easy to be blown around for today. inland areas, sunshine, low 80s this afternoon with very low humidi humidity. for the suburbs, 61 degrees to start with. 72 degrees at 11:00 and upper 70s at 3:00 today. the lehigh valley, nothing but a beautiful day ahead. lots of sunshine and low humidity. head to new jersey and delaware. sunny skies, 79 degrees in delaware and near 80 degrees in new jersey this afternoon. at the shore, it will be a beautiful day there, too. 76 degrees at 11:00 and 77 degrees at 3:00. some scattered clouds coming in later today. i'll go through the weekend forecast day by day and hour by hour with the latest futurecast when i'm back in just a few minutes. >> we'll see you then, bill. usually the 4:00 a.m. hour is
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pretty quiet on the roads. it hasn't been that way the past couple of days. >> this week iqs been busy for jessica boyington and certainly drivers out there. it's been a tough one. >> we're doing better than yesterday. that doesn't say much. out in burlington township, an accident scene, route 130, the left and center leans are closed in both directions right now around high street. also watching the area bridges where we're in the process of a scheduled opening over the burlington bristol. schedule for 4:30. we're in the process of that there. we'll update you as soon as it becomes closed. i'll check in with 95 when i come back. at penn state, football is king. >> and in just weeks, the university will honor legendary late head coach joe paterno. hear what they plan to do and why the celebration is creating new controversy for the school. and progress for septa but not totally back on track. the first of 120 damaged train cars are fixed and rolling again. ahead, hear septa's timetable to
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get its fleet and your commute back to normal.
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right now, we are tracking hermine, which made landfall along florida's gulf coast overnight as a hurricane 1 category. however, meteorologist bill henley tells us that just in right now, we're learning that it's been downgraded to a tropical storm. he's going to be back in just moments with the updated forecast. people along florida's gulf coast are already assessing some of the damage caused by the wind and rain of hermine. this picture was tweeted out by a reporter from our sister station in tampa. little darkç but it shows wave crashing through the parking lot of the hotel where she and some other tv crews are staying to cover the storm. in other news today, a former stanford university swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus will be released from prison. >> in june, 20-year-old brock
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turner was sentenced to six months in prison. the case prompted outrage and led california lawmakers to pass tougher sexual assault laws. turner is getting out early for good behavior. he'll be required to register as a sex offender for life. now to an exclusive interview. nbc 10's tracy davidson was the only tv reporter there when a man sentenced to life in prison walked free yesterday. >> he's the first person released in the wake of a supreme court decision that will affect hundreds of cases nationwide. tyrone jones couldn't stop smiling as he hugged and kissed his sisters outside these prison gates in schuylkill county. jones was convicted of a 1973 gang-related murder in philadelphia when he was 16 years old. next month, he turns 60. jones has maintained his innocence from the beginning. it was a supreme court ruling in january that helped unlock his freedom. that ruling retroactively banned mandatory life sentences for juveniles. that means lower courts would have to reconsider all life
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sentences for any children sentenced to life without parole. >> i went to prison when i was 16 years old. the average 16-year-old still goes to school or get an education, go to college, meet nice girl, get married, settled down or go to work. that's what i missed. i just want to go to the zoo, go to the park. go to museums, you know. all the things that i missed. >> as we mentioned, jones has always maintained his innocence. lawyers who represent him are still working toward exoneration as new witnesses have come forward. for now, though, jones tells us he just wants to thank god and that he's looking forward to eating his sister's barbecue. penn state university will honor former head coach joe paterno later this month when the team takes on temple university. it will mark the 50th anniversary of his first game as the school's head coach. not everyone is happy about the decision. at one point, paterno had the most wins of any coach in college football.
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but that did not stop the school from firing him after his assistant coach, jerry sandusky was charged and later convicted with the sexual abuse of ten boys. in a life size bronze statue of paterno was removed from the football stadium following a scathing internal review. at the time, the charges were made public, paterno told reporters, quote, i wish i had done more. he died from cancer several months later. long-time espn anchor linda cohen is upset with penn state's decision. she tweeted out she's disgusted and time doesn't heal wounds. do you agree that paterno's memory shouldn't be honored? follow us on social media and join the conversation. like the nbc 10 facebook page and you can comment on this and other stories of the day. if you are looking for something to kick off your holiday weekend, something to enjoy outdoors before the rain moves in, you can catch a movie under the stars. tonight, "creed" is playing at the ampy theater in clark park
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over in west philadelphia. the movie starts at 8:00 in the evening, bring your popcorn and a chair or a blanket. the show is free. next friday will be another evening under the stars, another movie to watch. it's going to be "star wars," the force çawakens. that will also be showing at clark park out there. a lot of people bring their dogs. it's a nice setting. >> and movie by the way. pretty good movie. >> i haven't seen either one of them. >> you can see it at the park. >> maybe i will. >> let's check with jessica boyington. >> we're starting on 95 around aramingo avenue. we had construction crews move through the area. now a southbound drive time with no big problems from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, 14 minutes there. speeds into the 60s as well. the north and southbound side look great. in burlington township, over in new jersey, there's an accident scene. accident investigation under way on route 30.
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we will see delays if the investigation stays there for quite some time. route 130 around high street. still watching that scheduled opening over the burlington bristol bridge. scheduled for 4:30 this morning. we're about 20 minutes or so into that. and also watching mass transit, up to 12-minute delays for warminster train 403 for septa. other than that, all mass transit running on or close to schedule. goes for amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t. and the patco speed line. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> nine minutes before 5:00. we have clear skies and if you step out the door you'll notice that mother nature is providing air conditioning. the humidity has come way down. a beautiful morning and a great day ahead. 60 right now in the lehigh valley. look at the suburbs, 55 degrees and lower 60s for delaware, south jersey at the shore, 67 degrees. we're seeing cool spots in philadelphia. low 60s right now. parkside, west mount airy is 62
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degrees. somerton 62 and in the 60s even in center city. sunshine will be nice and bright. we'll warm into the very low 80s this afternoon. but it's going to be a day of planning for many, especially along the coast. as tropical storm hermine threatens to bring heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds. yes, that's right, tropical storm hermine. hermine just starting to move into georgia has passed the florida panhandle but still having an impact there. even though this storm has weakened some, it still has 70 mile-an-hour winds. all of that moisture is still part of this still very powerful storm. the storm will be on the move, expecting it to move up through the carolinas over the next 24 hours. in fact, our hour by hour forecast shows by this evening, it's in south carolina and north carolina and starting to affect southeastern virginia. this stays to our south during the day today. we have beautiful sunshine. look what happens as we go into
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saturday morning. the clouds start to arrive. that's 5:00 saturday morning. the rain still heaviest to our south. norfolk and into eastern north carolina get something very heavy rainfall. the forecast track keeps this storm system or takes it offshore and keeps it offshore. it's going to be close enough that we will likely see rain in delaware and south jersey. this was 1:00 saturday afternoon. now, this computer model keeps it a little farther offshore. that will give us occasional showers and very strong, gusty winds possibly to tropical storm force right along the coast for the jersey shore and the delaware beaches. even if the rain, the bulk of the rain stays offshore, the threat will come from the rough seas, the rip currents and from . south jersey, 74 degrees. rain arrives on saturday and a chance of rain continuing into sunday. we could see heavier downpours and that's going to keep things cool, too. expect the winds to be
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increasing for south jersey. then on monday it slowly pulls away from our area. still a possibility for the jersey shore and for the delaware beaches to get heavy surf, rip currents and strong, gusty winds. right on through labor day on monday. while the rest of the area is seeing more and more sunshine on monday as the storm system will slow down once it gets offshore of our area and then be there for a couple of days before it finally starts to weaken and push out to see. >> again, if you've made outdoor plans for today, you can probably keep them. for tomorrow, maybe not so much. >> today no problem. it will be a gorgeous day. there's still a possibility that the track of this storm system will change. the forecast could get worse but it can also get better. we will be updating it with new information constantly. >> following you on twitter, facebook, watching your every move, bill, over the next few days. >> i'll be here for you. >> thanks to are that. >> more reason to get the nbc 10 app.
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tropical storm hermine will also bring rain to philadelphia this holiday weekend. >> that could impact plans for the thousands of people expected to enjoy the annual made in america music festival. next in a live report at 5:00, we take you back to the parkway where preparations are under way. also, this -- ♪ >> history comes to life in south philadelphia. next, phone out how this man was reunited with a decades old recording he thought was lost forever. i was on my way to work, the next thing you know, i was on the ground. ♪ the trash truck ran over both my legs. ♪ i had sixteen surgeries. ♪ i don't sleep through the night unless i have my medicine. ♪ my medical bills was piling up. my employer stopped paying me. pond lehocky has put me back together. ♪
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the penn fab steel plan in the bensalem is working overtime on these beams. >> our family and friends are riding those rail cars. >> look for delays to increase as students head back to school and workers return from summer vacations. officials expect train schedules to be back to normal by early october. listening to a long lost childhood record brought nothing but smiles to one man's face. ♪ >> that was danny krane singing as a kid. his mom made the recording back in 1963 when danny was just 5 years old. and that record was accidentally thrown out. somehow it ended up in robert pellicono's record collection he's been picking up records at flea markets for decades.
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he found the man online. they meat up at geno's steaks in south philly. >> this is a family thing. it's personal, sentimental. you need to have it back, you know. if i could find you, then i was going to do it. >> i can't thank you enough. >> krane recorded three songs on the record, including -- how about this one -- "on top of spaghetti." how cool is that? most kids grow up being videotaped. but somebody like that, in that generation, to hear your voice as a 5-year-old, pretty amazing. >> few of his friends can say the same thing. >> exactly. for more of the stories we're following on nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. >> this just in, new details on what's now tropical storm hermine and its path. here's a live look at the nbc 10's first alert radar. we'll have more on how hermine could impact our labor day weekend. >> and we're already seeing the damage that the storm is
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causing. this is new video of what's happening now in florida as the state deals with its first hurricane in 11 years. >> here at home, preparations are under way for the made in america music festival. we are live on the ben franklin parkway in center city as officials are keeping an eye on hermine, heading our way. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." it's 5:00 a.m. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm rosemary connors. we've got a little bit of a break in the weather today. let's get more on that from meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> yes, we will, get nice weather around here. but we'll be watching hermine the entire time. hermine has just weakened, now with 70 mile-an-hour winds. those winds producing lots of heavy gusts with heavy downpours of rain. hermine is expected to move through the carolinas today and into tomorrow and then head out to çsea. but stay offshore of oura

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