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good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today," this monday morning. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm pamela osborne. right now, let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill? >> i'm tracking showers and thunderstorms this morning. so far it's dry in wilmington, philadelphia and trenton. scattered showers in new jersey. look at the heavy downpours in berks county especially. that's thunderstorm activity moving into the lehigh valley as well for allentown and northampton çcounties. and to the south, here comes more wet weather, more thunderstorms, active storms that are heading towards northern kent county in delaware and southern delaware as well. we need the rainfall. we'll get it today. right now, 76 degrees, a muggy start in philadelphia. and the suburbs, new jersey is at 74. we're watching the rain showers now in easton. that's kind of a dreary view. showers and occasional thunderstorms this morning should be tapering off in the lehigh valley this afternoon. but different story for delaware. those heavy downpours are possible even during the afternoon hours.
at 10:00, 74 degrees, in the a whole lot different than it is right now. in philadelphia, 76, will warm into the upper 70s. not aing about change temperaturewise. the clouds, occasional showers and the potential for heavy rainfall. i'll go through it hour by hour with the futurecast when i'm back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has an update on your first alert traffic. >> we're watching the schuylkill expressway finally seeing relief with that accident scene. just opened it back up so that one single lane can file through on the eastbound side, right around university avenue and grays ferry. we look to have the cop cars that were called to the scene still there. looks like a lot of that accident scene is otherwise cleared out of the way. the eastbound delay is significant. we had all traffic stop for the last 15 minutes or so headed by the scene. again, it's the schuylkill expressway eastbound right around university avenue where you'll see some of those delays. also ending with breaking news of the morning, mass transit, new jersey transit, northeast
corridor and new jersey coastline, service is suspended due to a bomb threat through elizabeth, through the elizabeth station. that's something that will affect a lot of people this morning, especially heading up towards new york. amtrak acela express suspended. they are cross-honoring tickets with new jersey transit as well. with cross-honoring the tickets, expect major delays getting to your destination, if your destination especially is headed up to north jersey or new york. let's talk more about that, jessica. we are following the news out of new jersey this morning where nj transit service has been shut down. >> matt delucia is live at the trenton transit station this morning. the devices found in a backpack in elizabeth appear to be pipe bombs, right? >> that is right, pam and tracy.
we are about one hour south of elizabeth. this is having a ripple effect on the transit system throughout the northeast corridor. 750,000 people take the northeast corridor every day. you can imagine this will have a big impact as we get into the morning rush. as we take a look out here at the trenton transit center, there are people waiting outside. i'll talk more about that in just a moment. first, a little bit about what happened last night. police in elizabeth are investigating what they found in a backpack. it was placed in a garbage can near the train station there. five explosive devices, one that was detonated when a police robot moved in. that happened around 8:30 last night and travel has been impacted ever since. new jersey-bond amtrak trains have been help at new york penn station and new york-bound amtrak strains, a lot are being held her in trenton.ç people were stuck on amtrak and new jersey transit for several hours. some trains even reversed course along the tracks to drop
passengers off at other stations. amtrak said that trains were being brute to other stations for people to take other forms of transportation, including buses. since those explosives were found in that trash can, fears and concern, of course, as you can imagine, they are high. here's the mayor of elizabeth talking about that backpack. >> this could take more hours than we thought initially. i'm not so sure if the morning commute will be easy. we're calling in the elizabeth police department traffic division early at 6:00 in order to deal with traffic problems. there's a lot of people that don't even know this is happening at this hour. so we're going to be real concerned about a major traffic problem here in the morning. >> reporter: as we take another live look here at that trenton transit center, that woman who just sat down there, i spoke with her a moment ago. you see some of the travelers who are just stuck here, she tells me she's been waiting here in trenton since 10:00 last night. there has not been a single
train that has gone up to new york city. that is where she needs to go. she even tells me that cab drivers here, some of them have asked for $100 or more to take each passenger to new york city, really as one of the only options. at this point there's been no connection made between this incident in elizabeth and the bomb that was found this weekend in seaside park. we haven't seen a whole lot of increased security or police patrols here at the trenton station this morning. as for that commute, new jersey transit buss are honoring rail tickets as an alternate means of transportation. the agency says, as you can see from the folks here, they need to be prepared and you need to be prepared as well for delays. live in trenton this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. the fbi also confirmed that a traffic stop on the verrazano bridge is part of the investigation into the saturday night bombing in new york city. federal agents in new york police stopped the vehicle of
interest on the bridge last night. >> five people are being questioned, no one has been charged with a crime. now to video of the explosion in lower manhattan that we've been telling you about. more than two dozen people were hurt in this explosion. the bomb squad found and removed a second device several blocks away. authorities said the same man was seen on surveillance video they've been going over at both locations. also, old style flip phones were found with the devices. >> we know it's a very serious incident but we have a lot more work to do to be able to say what kind of motivation was behind this, was it a political motivation, a personal motivation? what was it? we do not know that yet. >> investigators are looking at the possibility of a link to the pipe bomb explosion in the trash can in ocean county earlier in the day on saturday. that device blew up just before a charity race for marines and sailors in seaside park. that race had actually been
delayed just a little while. that's why no one was hurt. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage of the explosive devices investigation on air and online. tap the nbc 10 app or logon to nbc10.com. investigators are looking at an attack at a mall in minnesota as a possible act of terrorism.ç a young somali man dressed as a private security guard went into the mall in south cloud -- state cloud, rather, on saturday and allegedly stabbed nine people. the suspect mentioned a law and asked the victims if they were muslim before the stabbing. an off-duty police officer shot the man dead. >> as the suspect was lunging at him, with the knife, not only did he fire, the suspect went down. he came back up on three different occasions. >> isis released a statement claiming the attacker was a so-called soldier of isis.
right now, there's no evidence to verify that. all of the victims are expected to be okay. a wounded police officer could be released from the hospital as early as this week after being shot eight times during a weekend rampage. >> a gunman ambushed philadelphia police sergeant sylvia young in her patrol car friday night. shes with one of six people shot in philadelphia. she's up and talking we're told. university of pennsylvania officer eddie miller actually went home from the hospital yesterday after a visit from some philadelphia eagles. sara silah was killed between investigators said nicholas glenn shot her and her boyfriend as they shot in a car. police killed glenn during a shootout. coming up at 5:30, we'll hear from community members who are frustrated over the increased violence in their neighborhood. what they say needs to be done to solve the problems impacting their daily lives. happening today in montgomery county, community members are fighting to keep
their police protection. east greenville officials voted to stop using a nearby police department effective next year. tonight, there will be another meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the high school there to talk about ways to keep the police force. state and local representatives will also be there. new this morning, a tow truck driver is in custody after police say he tried to run away after a crash in west philadelphia. investigators say a white van was trying to turn from girard avenue on to 56th street when it was hit by a tow truck. the tow truck driver left the scene but another car followed it and cut the driver off at the next block. three people in the van went to the hospital with minor injuries. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> nine minutes after 5:00. we're tracking heavy downpours in the area, thunderstorms, too. cloudy skies for now in philadelphia. that will change. there's a potential for some flooding, though. rainfall is coming down at a rate of close to three inches an
hour. some of the showers are moving through the allentown area as well. they will be moving into philadelphia, not necessarily those but look to the south. those are heavy downpours. those storms on the move, moving to the northeast at 25 miles an hour. that should put it in smyrna about 5:45 this morning. the potential for the heavy downpours to move into new jersey in the early afternoon hours and later morning, even into this evening by 4:00 this afternoon, heavier rainfall tapered off in the lehigh valley, the suburbs in philadelphia. but look at delaware. southern delaware and towards south jersey will see heavy downpours and the chance of some scattered showers continuing into evening hours and tomorrow morning, we could be looking(u more rainfall along the jersey shore and for the delaware beaches. that's 5:00 tomorrow morning. so the forecast is calling for some much-needed rainfall today. not an all-day rainfall but you'll want to keep an umbrella with you through the day today. 70s with showers and
thunderstorms for philadelphia. might see late breaks of sunshine this afternoon. the suburbs starting off stormy. we'll see heavy downpours this morning and into the early afternoon. then some breaks of sunshine later in the day. temperatures holding in the 70s for the suburbs and the lehigh valley as well. 8:00 this morning, the storms will still be coming down and showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon hours as well. not much warmup for delaware. you'll get heavy rain, too, and thunderstorm activity, tapering off during the late afternoon hours. for new jersey, look at the 70s for interior new jersey and at the shore. the shower and thunderstorm threat continuing into the evening for the jersey shore. with some breaks of sunshine for interior new jersey later this afternoon. there are drier days ahead. i'll have the 10 day on 10 when i'm back in just a few minutes. time now is 5:11 on your monday morning. time now to get you to work today. >> let's check the schuylkill expressway. we've been focused on that. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the accident. >> the accident is clear. i wanted to update everybody
quickly, within the last 15 minutes or so, the accident is completely out of the way. all lanes shut down. within those 15 minutes, you can see everything is out of the way right now. we had the eastbound lanes shut down, police activity was there, they just pulled out of the way and allowed all cars to move back through. the schuylkill back in business. headed eastbound just by university avenue which is where that accident scene was. we are watching another accident in northeast philadelphia on the boulevard, headed southbound around woodward street. two lanes are blocked over there in the outer drive. you can see a little bit of delay reported on the map system, the northbound lanes unaffected right now. it's two lanes that are blocked in the outer drive. we're also paying attention to mass transit. serious stuff this morning. new jersey transit, northeast corridor and new jersey coastline suspended. amtrak, acela express and northeast regional service additionally suspended. they will be cross-honoring tickets with private carriers, p.a.t.h. and new jersey transit
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new york because of explosive devices found in a trash can near the train station in elizabeth. >> the mayor of elizabeth said one of several devices inside of a backpack exploded while a robot was diffusing it. it follows bomb blasts in new york city and ocean county on saturday. nbc 10's matt delucia is on top of this story. his next live report comes your way at 5:30. in the wake of the chelsea explosions, security has been stepped up outside of the united nations building in new york city as the general assembly gets under way this week. dozens of police officers could be seen patrolling outside of the building there. barricades were also set up. president obama is in new york city for the general assembly. today he'll meet with the prime minister of iraq, later he'll attend a meet and greet at u.n. headquarters. tomorrow, mr. obama will speak before the general assembly for the final time as president. 5:16. 76 degrees outside.
chicago police plan to expand their body camera program to every officer in the city. the department said it will spend about $8 million to equip every officer with the surveillance tool by the end of 2018. the police superintendent said the body cameras will help improve officer accountability. >> during the time where law enforcement is facing more public scrutiny in recent history than ever before, the body camera pilot program we launched earlier this year provided itself to be invaluable. >> the expansion of the body camera program comes while the chicago police training and procedures. it's child passenger safety week. this week, the event begins with troubles news. >> recently released data from 2015 shows there was a 10% increase in fatalities involving children under 13. a child safety experts can't explain why. they say they're looking at a
number of possible causes. >> is it distraction, is it more vehicles on the road? it could be a host of different factors. we don't have the data to say why. >> in honor of child passenger safety week, safekids.org is launching a new website called ultimate car seat guide.org that offers buying and installation tips for parents. check our nbc 10 mobile app later this morning for a link to that website. this year's primetime emmy award s offered a mix of the ol and the new. >> there were repeat winners and fresh faces on stage. hbos "game of thrones requested requested and "veep" were give an wards. first-time nominee malik won
best actor for his role in the usa network series "mr. robot." time now, 5:19 on your monday morning. jessica boyington joining us live. jessica, i know you're a huge fan of "game of thrones." >> i have the shows completely memorized as well. watching the schuylkill expressway, rain coming down here, hit something parts of the road. looks shiny. we're not seeing major downpours at this point in our camera but you can see the roads potentially can be slippery. want to keep that in mind before you head out the door. this is the schuylkill around passyunk avenue. in northeast philly, an accident on the boulevard. the southbound side of the boulevard right around woodward street has only two lanes -- has two lanes blocked over in the outer drive. all traffic isn't blocked off completely, though. there's a disabled vehicle in
whitpain. new jersey transit, northeast corridor service and new jersey coastline service is suspended. additionally, amtrak dealing with a suspension as well, the acela express and northeast regional service. they will be cross-honoring tickets with path and new jersey transit buses. more updates when i'm back in ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 20 minutes after 5:00. we're watching the clouds rolling into philadelphia. watching for more showers and thunderstorms. they're rolling through the lehigh valley into berks county where you could see localized flooding. there's been a couple inches of rain already. look at the rain, the thunderstorms that are moving to the northeast at 20 miles an hour. at that speed, hartley at 5:21 and smyrna at 5:26. moments away from moving into
hartley, those storms. county, there's the heavy rainfall. the rainfall has been coming down at a rate approaching 3 inches an hour. those showers are on the move. so far up to two inches of rain on the ground. we could see more heavy downpours during the day. it's lighter to the southwest than it is right through eastern berks county right now. these are the storms that are rolling into the lehigh valley as well. and the futurecast shows that line of storms during the day will move and be in delaware and south jersey, that's at 4:30 this afternoon. still some lingering showers possible in philadelphia. but not an all-day rainfall. and all day, we'll be looking at clouds. that will keep temperatures pretty much where they are right now. 76 degrees right now in philadelphia. the rain has schooled things down a bit in the lehigh valley, the suburbs and the low 70s. middle 70s for south jersey. at 76 at philadelphia international, 75 in parkside and bustleton in northeast philadelphia airport is also 75
degrees. cool and cloudy and somewhat stormy day today. heavy downpours, showers and thunderstorms, 77 degrees this afternoon. tomorrow, lingering shower is possible, 83. should see some breaks of sunshine and then lots of sunshine for the last day of summer, wednesday, autumn arrives, first thing in the morning, about 10:002349 morning, 86 degrees, the high temperature. by friday, we're looking at sunshine and upper 80s. it will feel summer-like for friday and saturday. finally cooling down and feeling like fall, starting out on sunday. another round of showers possible on tuesday. then we dry out on wednesday. now in pennsylvania, a red light could mean go for drivers. hear why state lawmakers just gave the green light to a new law that could let you drive through red. plus, closer than you think. hear from the co-founder of lyft and
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5:25. could owning your own car soon be a thing of the past? landon dowdy is here with that story in this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon. >> hi there, tracy. good monday morning. the co-founder of lyft says that self-serving cars will handle most of the rides within the next years. he also says car ownership could end. they are in a partnership with
gm. as technology improves, self-driving cars will be able to handle higher speeds and a larger area. over on wall street, it could start monday off on a positive note. futures are higher and markets closing up last week led by tech and apple which had its best week in five years. investors await big decisions onion treft rates by the federal reserve and the bank of japan. we also get fresh data on the housing market. the dow fell 88 to 18,123. the nasdaq slipped 5 to 5,244. tracy, back over to you. >> thank you. >> thanks, guys. 5:26. it's not just going to be this morning either. dry right now for now in the city. that is going to change. your neighborhood forecast just ahead. first, jessica boyington, a busy
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right now on "nbc 10 news today," an explosive device goes off in north jersey after police say they found apparent pipe bombs near a train station. we'll tell you what's happening right now and how your commute could be impacted. going for the young vote. after new members show hillary clinton is losing millennial voters across the country. hear what the presidential nominee is doing in our area today. >> shot eight times in the line of duty. we now have an update on the police officer ambushed in west philadelphia and how the community is reacting to the attacks that left five others hurt. nbc 10 news starts now. >> 5:30. 76 degrees outside. good monday morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm pamela osborne. we'll get to those top