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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 our area and that's going to impact our
holiday weekend. for today, yes, you'll see sunshine and clear skies, which is producing some cooler weather this morning. 65 degrees right now in philadelphia. north breeze at 6 miles an hour for the suburbs, 62 degrees there. the lehigh valley, look at the 50s to start with this morning. we'll warm into the 60s and 70s and top out in the very low 80s this afternoon. forecast calling for 81 degrees in philadelphia, 80 degrees in the suburbs and at the shore, just a little bit cooler, 79 degrees. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour and a look at the winds you can expect this weekend as hermine gets closer to our area, when i'm back in just a few minutes. first, jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. >> starting off with the vine street expressway. we're back in business. we were earlier closed in between the schuylkill and broad street east and westbound. we're looking at our cameras around 24th street. you can see all leans moving along. these are the westbound lanes in here and headed eastbound towards 95, everything looks
great right now. that's back open. no big problems or delays. you won't have to deal with alternates as well, out in the mayfair section of the city, hit and run accident, 5800 frankford avenue. that's about the area of frankford avenue and cheltenham avenue. there will be an accident investigation under way there as well. also an accident in limerick on lewis road and benner road. back in ten. we're following breaking news from overnight. a 43-year-old man is dead following a hit and run in philadelphia's mayfair neighborhood. now police are looking for the car and the driver. the crash happened just after 12:30 this morning on frankford avenue year conley street. police are looking for a silver or champagne color car with a broken headlight and missing side mirror. the name of the victim has not been released. meanwhile, hermine weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall along the florida
panhandle early this morning as a category 1 hurricane. >> it packed 80 mile-an-hour winds when it came ashore in carrabelle, southwest of tallahassee. they're already assessing the damage in cedar key, this is right along florida's gulf coast. hermine's wind and rain knocked downs trees. tens of thousands people are without power this morning all across the state. before the storm hit, florida's governor warned of the danger of a strong storm surge and urged people on the coast to move inland to shelters. >> to our area. more than 100,000 people will be heading to the ben franklin parkway this weekend in philadelphia for the made in america music festival. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in the parkway. officials are keeping an eye on hermine of course because of the impact it could have on the festival, right? >> they certainly are. at this hour, they have things restricted right now. some work is actually being done, even though it's early in the morning. crews are setting up for that
festival. and this festival, by the way, is happening rain or shine. we'll be checking in with the city to see how the forecasted rain will impact how things flow down here. they're monitoring the forecast just as closely as we are. the other thing you need to be aware of, even if you're not attending the festival are the road closures in place. beginning today at 10:00, the full extent of road closures go into effect. so the outer lanes of the ben franklin, they're going to be closed through the festival to make way for more than 50ç artists who will be taking the stage this weekend, again, tens of thousands of people expected to attend. rihanna, coldplay, lil' waen, a few of the artist expected this weekend. bring an umbrella, a jacket, light raincoat. especially saturday night into sunday. if you want to skip the rain entirely, there's a way for you
to watch the concert from your phone or tablet. you can do that by downloading the music app title and it actually is going to allow you to watch it, everything happen live. it's also going to benefit local charities, united way charities, in our area. reporting live, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, pamela. we've been telling you throughout the morning, tropical storm hermine made landfall in florida early this morning. it is headed inland and eventually up the coast toward us. >> this storm will impact our weather through the labor day weekend. there's a tropical storm watch right now for the jersey shore through sunday. despite a bit of rain last night, the crowds were out on the beach in atlantic city for a zach brown concert. >> nice to spend time together as a family with our very, very, very close good friends. >> it's not a casino town anymore. we have to think outside the
box. >> with hermine heading our way, shore communities are getting ready for the possibility of high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. atlantic city plans to put extra police on duty to deal with problems, especially at high tide. meteorologist bill henley is tracking hermine and his updated forecast is just a few minutes away. make sure over the next few days you have the nbc 10 app so you can track hermine's impact on our labor day weekend and the weather. a man serving a life sentence for killing a philadelphia police officer was denied expensive drugs that he needs to treat his hepatitis c. a judge rejected mumia abu-jamal's request. it can range from $50,000 to $75,000 or more for the drugs or more. the defunct revel casino
could be one step closer to re-opening. the atlantic city licensing and inspection department just yesterday did a preliminary inspection of the site. officials gave the owner a list of things that need to be aggressioned. they say they'll be back in a week or two to hopefully give revel the okay to temporarily open the hotel. revel closed two years ago today. it is 5:07. decision 2016 coverage, donald trump is reinforcing his border wall strategy and his stance on illegal immigration is a historic policy shift. yesterday, the republican nominee campaigned through the battleground state of ohio. this is his first major party candidate in modern history to propose limiting illegal immigration. he outlined a new screening test for immigration into the u.s. that would weed out those who don't share american values. >> we're going to stabilize people from coming in. we're going to get the bad ones
out. we have a lot of bad drug dealers, cartel members. we know whoç they are. the local police and the police in the country know who these people are. they're not allowed to do anything because the leadership is so bad at the top. >> the mexican president, pena nieto reiterated that mexico will not pay for a wall. tim kaine said trump caved and choked by failing to discuss his demands that mexico will pay for the wall during his visit with nieto. meantime, the hillary clinton campaign is celebrating a fund raising record. yesterday, the campaign said it raised $143 million in august, making it their best month yet. clinton used much of the month to attend political fund-raisers
with celebrities and other wealthy donors. next week, the "today" show's matt lauer will moderate the nbc news and msnbc commander in chief forum with both hillary clinton and donald trump. the first joint candidate event ahead of the general election will air live wednesday night at 8:00 right here on nbc 10. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> nine minutes after 5:00. skies are clear. a beautiful day ahead at the shore. things will be quiet but changing dramatically over the weekend. today, a nice breeze is blowing as the northerly wind refreshing change. humidity coming way down. come tomorrow, we'll start to feel the winds associated with tropical storm hermine. hermine will have an impact manly at the shore but even inland it's a possibility. rain showers arrive in new jersey and delaware on saturday. and it will come with the chance of some reyna sunday as well. that's when the winds will be highest. at the shore, of course, tropical storm watch is in
effect. gradual clearing, possible as early as monday but still be windy and still have rough seas and rip currents will be a risk right on through the holiday weekend. we're in the clear this morning. beautiful sunshine today. but it's a good idea to spend the day planning, especially if you're closer to the coastline and tieing down things, bringing lawn chairs inside. because the wind from this storm that is just to our south will be starting to feel it come tomorrow. the strongest winds are still well to the south in southern georgia and in florida. for us, we will see sunshine today. afternoon temperatures in the low 80s with that low humidity, really comfortable for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. new jersey 81 degrees in evesham township. at the shore, 79 degrees for cape may in atlantic city and delaware we'll see temperatures into the low 80s this afternoon. but don't expect this this weekend. a closer look at the weekend forecast inland and at the shore when i come back in just a few minutes. >> beale see you then. thanks, bill. 5:10 on this friday.
as we mentioned earlier, we've had a rough week out there on the roads. >> hopefully things are much better today on a friday. jessica boyington, how does it look out there? >> exactly. hoping for an easy friday. good morning, everyone. hope you have an easy friday as well. 295 in cherry hill around route 70. no big problems or delays here. traffic moving along north or southbound. if you're headed southbound, from 38 or towards the black horse pike area. you may be splitting off once you get there towards philadelphia or to other new jersey roads, down towards the deptford area. if you're heading to south jersey, other than that, you'll be fine. 12 minutes. it says 69 miles per hour. some people are moving along also watching in burlington township, keeping it in new jersey for an accident scene. an accident investigation under way on route 130. the left and center lanes are closed in both directions around high street. you're watching out in mayfair for that hit and run accident. it's around the intersection of frankford avenue and cheltenham
avenue. watch for police activity on the scene. i'll have updates for the rest of the morning and when i'm back in ten. controversial ink. take a look. this picture of a philadelphia police officer's tattoo is causing a firestorm on social media. coming up, why some say it's offensive and how city officials are responding. plus, still sitting. 49er quarterback colin kaepernick continues his sideline the protest during the national anthem. this time he wasn't alone. also, there's a new controversy surrounding the qb over his footwear. we'll talk about it after the break. here's a live look at the first alert radar. we are tracking hermine all day long as it continues its path up north and what it may mean for our labor day weekend. katie: on crime, pat toomey's attacks on me are shameful.
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quarter past 5:00. here's a live picture this morning from tampa, florida, just about a half hour ago, hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm from a category 1 hurricane. looks rather foggy out there. parts of florida have seen damage, of course, because of the storm. hermine weakened to a tropical storm after coming ashore along the florida coast, the gulf coast early this morning and next hermine is pushing into georgia and also the carolinas. it will eventually impact our region this weekend. bill henley will be along in just a few minutes with an update on that. if you live at the shore or heading down the shore for the holiday weekend, today is the day to prepare for tropical
storm hermine. >> that means bring in the porch furniture, the trash cans, really anything loose that could get blown around. also be prepared to lose power this weekend. not the best news for anybody who is going to be down there vacationing or for business owners at the shore. this is the last big holiday weekend of the summer season. in atlantic city, the organizers of the beach concert series tell us they do have weather contingency plans in place for the performances tomorrow and monday. >> we're anxious, any time we hear about a storm, even if it's not a hurricane, we can suffer substantial damage. >> can i help you? >> now despite the forecast, many hotels are packed. if you are heading down for the holiday weekend, remember the risk of dangerous rip currents and rough surf will continue throughout the weekend. probably leave the boogie boards at home. a pennsylvania professor goes on a hunger strike after being denied tenure. juan rojo says a school
committee recommended him for tenure but that lafayette's president denied it, citing negative reviews from his students. he felt he had no recourse but a hunger strike to appeal the decision. >> i had to find a way to bring light to this issue. are you really going to be the person that just talks the talk or are you going to walk the walk? >> now, rojo is only drinking water and sports drinks during this hunger strike. no food. we did talk to the school. the school tells us it respects his right to disagree with the decision but hopes he will express his views in a way that does not endanger his health. meanwhile, the quarterback for the san francisco 49ers, kol be kaepernick, continued his anthem protest and was joined by two other players. >> he also announced that he will donate the first million dollars he makes this year to organizations that help local communities. last night, kaepernick chose to
kneel during the national anthem. one of his teammates joined him and one of the players during the seahawks sat during the anthem as well. last night's game was san diego's annual salute to the military. kaepernick said he won't stand up for a flag and country that oppresses certain people. kaepernick has been wearing these socks in protest of rogue cops. he posted this statement on instagram yesterday afternoon. it reads in part, i wore these socks in the past because the rogue cops that aallowed to hold positions in police departments not only put the community in danger but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust. i have two uncles and friends who are police officers and work
to protect and serve all people. 5:18. 5:19 right now. let's check in with jessica boyington. see what's happening on 95. is it 95? >> yes, we're watching 95 this morning. we're doing great so far. much different scene than we saw yesterday. as we know, 95 was closed for a portion of the morning. right now, smooth sailing around girard avenue. no big problems or delays, the southbound side right in here, moving nicely into center city. also watching out in limerick for an accident on lewis road and benner road. if you're heading out the door on the pa turnpike, you'll be okay, too. still construction clear. 22 minutes westbound and eastbound. the same drive time in both directions from route 1 to valley forge with speeds into the 60s. if you're in burlington township in new jersey, route 130 has the left and center lanes closed in both directions around high street for an accident investigation. when i come back in the next ten or so, we'll check in with mass
transit, area bridges and more of your majors. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> temperatures are cooling down right now under clear skies. at the shore, in the 60s this morning. pleasant weather today. as you've heard as vai and rosemary have been saying, it's a day to get things done at the shore as hermine is beginning to be impacting our weekend. we've had a rip current risk for days. that continues but the worst of it as hermine nears our area will be for saturday through monday. dangerous rip currents and rough seas as well. and some very strong winds possible at the shore. we are in the clear right now. philadelphia, the shore, no problem at all. we will see cloudless skies for most of the day today. that changes tomorrow and it's because of what is lingering to the south. that's hermine. and hermine is on the move, made landfall early this morning, about 1:30 this morning and it's moving through florida and into georgia and heading for the
carolinas. there's still a possibility of a variation in the path of this storm and additional weakening. no longer a hurricane, now a strong tropical storm at 70 miles an hour. the wind decrease expected as it moves over land, storms get their energy from warm waters. the gulf of mexico, very warm. as soon as it's cut off from that moisture, that warm water, it starts to lose its nfrg. all that moisture is still in the atmosphere. it's going to be impacting georgia, the carolinas during the day today and into tomorrow. the storm will be on the move. it will be in north carolina by this evening. they will still be feeling the effect in south carolina and the first rain drops will be moving into virginia. while we will still be in the clear this evening. in fact, a bought full evening. but first thing tomorrow morning, the clouds start moving in. we'll see increasing clouds on saturday with the rain just to the south of our area on saturday morning. but during the day on saturday, expect to see rain showers
moving inland, possibly even into the suburbs, scattered showers. this computer model keeps most of the rain offshore but even if that is the case, we will still see strong gusts and some tropical storm force winds, possible along the shore. notice the computer models. these are all the different computer models. most of them keep it further offshore. a number of them have it curl, that's stalling that could occur and keep it off our coastline for days, well into next week. so it's going to impact our holiday weekend with clouds moving in and a chance of showers for philadelphia, even in the suburbs, a chance of some showers. we'll see sunshine in the lehigh valley but at the shore, expect rain and increasing rain and wind for sunday. by monday, conditions improving for most of the area with temperatures rebounding as well into the low 80s. but there still could be lingering showers at the shore and for the delaware beaches, clouds will slowly be thinning out but the wind, the rough
seas, the rip currents, will still be an issue on monday. >> all things considered for our area. we've had a pretty quiet hurricane season. but we still have time left. >> yes. usually the hurricane season really doesn't get started until late summer and fall. this is prime time for hurricane season. >> all right. we'll be watching it. thanks, bill. >> failure to launch. a routine rocket test doesn't go as planned. we'll it elle i don't you what happened to the spacex rocket. and we continue to track tropical storm hermine and the damage it's causing in the south and we'll have a live report in just minutes with the latest on the storm.
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5:26 right now on this friday. this morning, spacex is trying to figure out what caused this rocket explosion yesterday at cape canaveral. the explosion destroyed a communications satellite that had been set to help facebook deliver internet service to parts of sub-saharan africa. fortunately nobody was hurt in the explosion. just within the past hour we've learned that hermine has been downgraded to a tropical storm. it made landfall as a category 1 hurricane earlier this morning on florida's gulf coast. it's that state's first hurricane in over a decade. >> it brought torrential rain, 80 mile per hour winds and
life-threatening storm surge. nbc 10 national correspondent jay gray is live for us in savannah, georgia where the effects of hermine are already being felt. good morning, jay. >> good morning, vai. good morning, rosemary. indeed, we're getting one of the outer bonds moving through right now. we've seen the rain intensify dramatically over the last 45 minutes or so here. a swirling wind at times, rolling thunder and lightning in the area. this is only going to continue to grow throughout the day here with this system downgraded to a tropical storm tens to cut its path across not only dodge george but the carolinas and then up the eastern seaboard. as you guys have been talking about. look, we're going to see some low area flooding here, very early and the rain is going to continue. there's a big concern about power outages, 140,000 or more without power right now in florida. as the win continues to move into this area, it's packed with old trees here, beautiful area but that means branches and possibly entire trees will be
pulled down, power lines with them. there's a lot of concern growing here. there's no school today. there's a state of emergency across 56 georgia countyies rigt now. that's expected to grow as the storm moves in. we'll continue to watch things. for right now, that's the latest here in savannah. vai, rosemary, back to you. >> jay gray live in savannah, georgia, appreciate it. we are in the clear this morning but we are watching hermine. hermine's impact will be felt this weekend. but today you're heading out into clear skies. 65 degrees at 5:28. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. >> good morning, everyone. we're watching the baltimore pike around the blue route. no big problems or delays in either direction. but we do have some accidents out there. i'll cover those when we come back.