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hour by hour as to when you can expect to see the umbrellas going up. when i come back in just a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. starting off on the vine street expressway. we're closed with construction this mortgage. our cameras around broad street showing you the diversion. both directions are closed, east and westbound in between this point at broad street up to the schuylkill expressway. it's typically there until 5:00 in the morning. about another half an hour for that. we'll see them start to clear up and out of the way. in new jersey, robbinsville, downed pole. it's right outside of the hamilton and trenton area. route 130 isn't closed, just the right lane is blocked there. no huge delays behind it. watch for crews in the area. 422 looks great. no problems east or westbound. eight minutes from 29 to the schuylkill, average speeds into the 60s. more updates when i come back in ten. vai and tracy. >> thank you, jessica. breaking news this morning,
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philadelphia police are looking for the driver involved in a hit and run just before 11:00 last night. a 49-year-old man was hit by a car in the parking lot in the rhawnhurst section of the city. witnesses called 911 and led police to a chevy, not far from where the man was hit. >> police ran the tag, came up to a 2010 chevy registered to a property in the 7,000 block of rutland street. when police went to that location, they immediately found the car parked unattended. >> police tell us the man who was hit is in very critical condition. they're pulling surveillance video in the area to help them with the investigation. and now to our continuing coverage of the new jersey and new york bombing suspect arrested. >> 28-year-old ahmad khan rahami is being held on $5 million bail for a weekend of terror across two states. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in our digital operations center. matt, there's still a lot of unanswered questions. walk us through this.
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>> a lot of unanswered questions. we know who the suspect is.ç one of the bigger question this morning is why. what was the motive for the attacks? fbi and local police departments, they worked late into the night in lyndon, new jersey where the search came to an end yesterday morning. they collected evidence where officers first confronted rahami, found sleeping in the doorway of a bar. that led to a shootout when officers arrived. ahmad rahami was eventually shot and captured. agents they they identified rahami's fingerprint on an unexploded pressure cooker bomb uncovered near the blast at manhattan. police are crediting a vigilant citizen for recognizing rahami's photo. >> he just started shooting. >> i heard gunshot, pop, pop, pop, pop. >> more than a firecracker. >> reporter: as of last night, rahami has not made any statements to investigators and he has not been on any terror
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watch list that anyone knows of. the question of why still remains. and coming up at 5:00, i'm looking at how the suspect could be charged in this case. he's already facing several charges, could face even more. how severe the penalties against him could be. live in the digital operations center, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, we are learning more about the bombing suspect, ahmad khan rahami. here's what we know. he's been in the u.s. since he was a boy. came with his family from afghanistan in 1995. government officials tell nbc news the family was granted asylum in 2011. last night the suspect's father spoke exclusively to nbc news. >> i'm not sure what's going on. >> you're not sure? >> i'm not sure what's happening. it's very hard right now to talk. okay? >> u.s. intelligence officials told nbc news that the suspect, his father and his brother traveled to pakistan and afghanistan multiple times over the last decade. this picture is said to be from a trip there three years ago.
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ahead in just a few minutes, community assist, how muslim-americans in elizabeth, new jersey worked together with law enforcement to get rahami into custody. 4:34. 70 degrees outside. if you watched the eagles in chicago, you saw them all stand for the national anthem. >> three players did so while raising fists in protest. take a look. ♪ for the ramparts we watched ♪ were so gallantly streaming >> malcolm jenkins. we asked eagles fans about the gesture by jenkins. steven means and ron brooks. >> i don't think during the national anthem is the forum to make their protest. >> i don't think it's inappropriate. why would it be inappropriate? they're standing and representing. it's part of history.
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>> it reminds me when they were in the olympics doing the same type of thing. >> none of the chicago bears joined in the demonstration. meanwhile, carson wentz passed his first prime time test by leading the eagles to a win in chicago and a 2-0 start to the season. the birds beat the bears, 29-14. >> he did a great job giving us good field position and everything. those two scores separated, obviously were big momentum swingers for the game. >> he looksç more like an accountant to me. the birds converted a fourth down for this ryan mathews touchdown to seal the game. they committed no turnovers for the second straight game. take a look at this morning's philadelphia's "daily news." cover reads "the wheel deal" wentz wagon rolls on. police and community members in cherry hill are coming together for discussion on how to improve the relationship
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between police and the community. the meeting will be at 7:00 at the unitarian universalist church on kings highway. and a sentence of life without parole. a judge handed down a sentence for caleb barnes. barnes stabbed this woman to death last year while her 14-year-old daughter jamie watched. jamie pled guilty earlier this year and is serving a sentence of 35 years to life. barnes' attorney says his client will appeal. three people are recovering this morning after being shot in philadelphia's point breeze neighborhood. the shooting happened yesterday at 18th and wharton streets. a mother carrying her baby was hit along with a woman in her 60s. right after the shooting police took a man with a semiautomatic weapon into custody for questioning. the man has not been charged. police are still trying to figure out if he is indeed the shooter. 4:36. philadelphia cuts the ribbon on an innovative new middle school.
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this is in west philadelphia. the school will start with 90 students in grades five through eight. the science leadership academy high school is one of the highest-performing schools in the city. the new middle school hopes to follow into its footsteps. a permanent school is being built at the site of the former university city high school. when you fill up, do you give your car regular or premium. >> it turns out it may not matter. we'll take a look at a gas study. honoring a civil rights icon. hear from congressman john lewis about winning philadelphia's coveted liberty medal. 07 degrees at 4:37. a little bit of a breeze blowing. in some of the suburbs, even less wind. that's where we're seeing fog this morning. and parts of the area still dealing with showers. we'll go neighborhood by
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a first alert check on the roads. we're starting off on 95 this morning around route 420. we have construction. single lane down on 95 right now. on the northbound side, due to that road work, you can see they're starting to file off cars over from the right lane and the center lane only with that left lane getting by. not affecting the southbound side at this time. watching for construction and we'll see some small delays, of course, behind it at this time. also in robbinsville in new jersey, watching a downed pole on route 130 southbound around church road. the road isn't closed. we have the right lane blocked. traffic is getting by on the southbound side. northbound lanes unaffect by that as well. checking in with mass transit and warminster train, dealing with delays this morning. number 499 train running about
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23 minutes late. all of the rest of mass transit for the most part running on time or close to schedule like patco, d.a.r.t., new jersey transit and amtrak. we'll check in with the vine street expressway when i'm back. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 19 minutes before 5:00. heading out right now. you may run into some areas of fog. not everybody is seeing it, for example, that's a view of the art museum from center city. no fog in the city. clouds, that's a different story. we have lingering clouds. they'll be around for much of the day. we're more likely to see breaks of sunshine this afternoon than this morning. finally this evening we'll be clearing out. that will make for some dry weather ahead. there's still a chance you'll see a shower today, especially in delaware and south jersey. some light showers in southern delaware, not that far away from cape may. likely we will see scattered showers at the shore during the day. less likely that those showers make it to philadelphia. 70 degrees right now.
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cloudy skies. look at the slow warmup with mostly cloudy skies this morning. we get sunshine, it will be later in the afternoon. that's when temperatures will be bouncing into the low 80s. the suburbs starting off with areas of fog and plenty of clouds, too. during the early afternoon hours, that's when we should see breaks in those clouds. for the lehigh valley, more sunshine, it will happen this morning. 64 degrees. some areas of fog right now. once the temperature climbs, the fog disappears. look at the 80s this afternoon. the lehigh valley, that will be the warm spot today, up to 84 degrees. for south jersey, the closer you get, the more clouds you'll see. cloudy skies and 69 degrees right now. 72 at 10:00. into the low 80s this afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. might see a brief shower closer to the shore, closer inland, a better chance of breaks of sunshine during the afternoon. at the shore, yes, showers even a chance of a thunderstorm during the day. 71 degrees now. 75 degrees with some breaks in those clouds. by later this morning, then the
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chance of some showers and thunderstorms as we go into the afternoon. and for delaware, not going to leave you out. sunshine will be hard to find this morning. 68 degrees to start with. 78 degrees at noon and into the 80s this afternoon. there is some bright sunshine on the way. it's timed with the beginning of autumn. got that with the 10 day on 10 when i come back. >> thank you, bill. see something, say something. >> up next, hear how the local muslim community in elizabeth followed that slogan to help the feds track down the bombing suspect. also, next, a vote for clinton as the democrats try to sway minnenials here in philadelphia. news broke that one of the biggest names in the republican party would break ranks this fall. third president?
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quarter to 5:00 a.m. on this mor. police in north jersey are crediting the local muslim community for helping them find bombing suspect ahmad khan rahami. muslim-americans in elizabeth,
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new jersey where the suspect lives say one mosque in the area reached out to them to assist in the manhattan. the mosque made calls and sent an e-mail to the community urging muslims to help law enforcement investigate the weekend bombings. rahami allegedly set off in new york city and north jersey. >> you saw the letter yourself? >> yes. they're sending out to every e-mail, even they call also. we feel much better now. >> the mosque also issue a statement denouncing the suspect saying he does not represent law-abiding peaceful muslims of its congregation. a bomb blast in new york and two new jersey counties led to injuries, violence and finally an arrest. a retired fbi spokesman told us how investigators tracked down the suspect in just 48 hours. >> they were able to get the forensic evidence to identify him, get the picture out. that is what was key, the tips that came in, able to identify him and then locate him. >> the series of weekend bombings began saturday when a
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device exploded in the trash can in seaside park, ocean county. just before the start of a charity run. that race had been delayed and no one was hurt. we're hearing from a stabbing victim in minnesota who escaped death at the hands of a poshl terrorist. the rampage injured nine people. an off-duty police officer shot and killed the attacker, a somali immigrant. isis claimed that he was one of their soldiers. one of the victims said he begged for his life as the attacker struck him on the back and then went after his pregnant girlfriend. >> ran after him. i'm screaming don't touch her, she's pregnant. from me screaming he turned around to look at me and slightly missed her. >> the victim's girlfriend managed to escape with a minor scratch on her neck. decision 2016, former president george h.w. bush, a staunch republican plans to vote for democrat hillary clinton for
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president in november. the word comes from former maryland lieutenant governor kathleen townsend, the daughter of robert f. kennedy. townsend told bush told her his plans when the two met in maine yesterday. bush's son, jeb, lost out to donald trump in the race for the gop nomination. hillary clinton was at temple university yesterday working to woo millennial voters there. she took the time to talk about the bomb arrest and first responders. >> this is a fast-moving situation and a sobering reminder that we need steady leadership in a dangerous world. >> donald trump meanwhile told a crowd in florida he disagrees. trump said law enforcement should start profiling. he also blamed the bombings on clinton and president obama's immigration policy. >> she is not the right person to solve a problem that largely her and obama gave us.
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that obama gave us. >> trump will be back in our area on thursday for a rally in delaware county. the nbc 10 digital reporter vince lattanzio isç talking to students. they discussed the economy, jobs and debt at penn state. follow the battleground brothers and their journey on the nbc 10 app. it's 4 anoth:49. >> one philadelphia organization makes it possible to go back to college in your 30s, 40s or 50s. graduate philadelphia helps adults make the comeback to school transition easy. last night, the organization held its tenth annual fund-raiser in center city. otis hackney was given the distinguished comebacker award. i was proud to emcee that event. >> the we're both big supporters
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of that organization. they do a lot of good work. it's not always easy after you've been out of school to figure out how to go back and we both know, we're both comebackers. that's what they call people who have been out of school for a little while and decide to finish. >> otis hackney, he did the same thing. remarkable man, remarkable story. kudos to him. great evening. >> congratulations to otis, too. let's get you to work. >> jessica boyington is looking at i-95. how is it looking right now? >> we're watching single file traffic, vai and tracy, because there's construction on the roads. we have a lot of lanes trying to merge down into one. the leather lanes over here have to move to the left-hand side. make almost a hard left turn. one lane here merging from that third lane over. we only have one lane on the northbound side moving past 420 approaching the airport. if you're heading towards the philadelphia international airport this morning, have a flit to catch, you may be stuck in a delay behind this.
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the delay isn't too significant. it's not leading all the way back to the blue route or anything. some delays might set you back ten minutes or so when crawling through this area. 95 northbound approaching the airport. we're watching construction on the vine street expressway. should be clearing shortly, some of the ramps have re-opened. both ways just watch for that between broad street and the schuylkill expressway, still blocked with that ongoing work. take local vine as your alternate. i'll have updates for you on when it opens. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> nine minutes before 5:00. a dreary start in cape may. you can see it's still damp. we've been tracking scattered showers through the shore and into the delaware beaches. you can see they're quick-moving showers and light ones, too. that's nothing like the rainfall we saw yesterday. it is more wet weather to start things off in delaware and south jersey. a chance you'll need your umbrella even during the day in delaware and south jersey. the further inland you get, the
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more likely you are to stay dry. can't rule out a shower. the hour-by-hour forecast shows mainly at the shore and in southern delaware. that's where you'll see scattered showers, isolated sprinkle inland as clouds linger into the afternoon hours. this is 2:00 this afternoon. mainly dry for allentown, trenton and philadelphia. by later in the afternoon, those showers will be thinning out. clouds remain. there's still a chance you'll need your windshield wipers later in the day. clouds lingering for philadelphia, the suburbs in the lehigh valley, into the low 80s. should see late-day breaks of sunshine in the city. any fog will be disappearing. you'll see areas of fog to start with in the lehigh valley. turning partlyç sunny in allentown. former in allentown than the rest of you at 85 degrees. trenton should be dry, hammonton, there's a chance of showers. at the shore, showers and even a possibility of a thunderstorm, wilmington up to 81 degrees but
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don't expect to dry out completely for smyrna and rehoboth beach. there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms there. there are drier days ahead. here's your 10 day on 10. 83 degrees, mostly cloudy skies in philadelphia. partly sunny skies tomorrow. more sunshine for the last full day of summer. autumn arrives first thing in the morning at 10:21. 86 degrees, the high temperature for the first hours of autumn. it will feel like summer and warmer on friday. 87 degrees. but it's definitely going to be more fall-like this weekend. a cold front comes through on saturday. 83 on saturday. and look at sunday. near 70 degrees in the afternoon. and 70s for monday, too. for tuesday, wednesday and thursday, we will see the temperatures hold in the 70s. we could use more rainfall, even though we got a lot yesterday, the next chance for rain after a dry period through the end of the week will come next monday. >> a bitter backlash about
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fourteen americans killed in a san bernardino mass shooting... with megared advanced 4in1. but after this tragedy - when pat toomey had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns - he voted against closing this loophole for terrorists - and with the gun lobby. katie: we have to do everything in our power to keep guns away from terrorists who threaten our way of life. i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message because we can't risk our families' safety on a loophole. a few minutes before 5:00 a.m. you may be wasting your money if you fill your car with premium gas and it's designed to run on regular. that's the finding of new research done by aaa. premium can cost around 50 cents more a gallon than regular. some drivers use it because they think it boosts performance. researchers founded it doesn't increase horsepower or save fuel.
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it also doesn't decrease emissions or clean engines better -- any better in cars that are made to run on regular. only 16% of cars are built to use premium. if you buy premium gas will you be switching to regular? reach out to us on social media and tell us what you think about the study. our twitter addresses are right there on the screen for you. happening today in the lehigh valley, you can get extra security for your car with a free vin etching on your vehicle. aaa in allentown is offering the service from 9:00 to 2:00. police say etching the vin number on to the glass makes your car less of a target for thieves. actual testimony grins in the bridgegate trial to two former aides to governor chris christie.
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yesterday during opening statements, the federal prosecutor told jurors that a witness will tell that new jersey governor chris christie was told about the plan to close traffic lanes near the george washington bridge in 2013. christie has continually denied having any knowledge of the alleged plot. stores are gearing up for holiday shopping by hiring seasonal workers. retailers hope the additional employees will help them meet the demands of around the clock shopping and customers looking for that perfect holiday gift. kohl's is looking to hire 69,000, target 70,000 walmart, 60,000 and toys "r" us, 70,000. john lewis was presented the liberty medal last night. ed rendell and jim kenney were
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also there. >> i never tried to win any award. my plan wasn't to seek fame or fortune. all i wanted to do is to help out, to do what i could to help make this country and the world community a little bit better. >> the liberty medal is given each year to those who fight for freedom for people all over the world. past winners includeç the doal lama and nelson mandela. >> he's the surviving member of the big six. incredible life he's led. more of the top stories right now. >> bombing suspect arrested. new details about the man police say was involved in a series of
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explosions in new jersey and new york. hit by a car and left to die in a parking lot. one man is in very critical condition and philadelphia police are still looking for the driver who ran him down. and the kid is all right. rookie carson wentz leads the eagles into chicago under the prime time lights and pulls off another impressive win for the birds. nbc 10 news starts now. >> 5:00 a.m., 70 degrees outside this tuesday morning. good morning. you're watching "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we're coming down the back stretch here of summer. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> we will make it into the 80s today. one of the last days of summer but this morning, we're still dealing with that moisture that came at us yesterday in the form of rain. it's coming back at us as fog in the suburbs. look at the dense fog now for reading. under two miles in

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