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dead. nbc 10 news starts now. >> 5:00 a.m. on the nose. it's friday. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. a cool start to autumn. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10 first alert weather. hey, bill. >> most of the area in the 50s and still falling. skies are mostly clear for the lehigh valley and delaware. live view from frawley stadium. see the lights are on in the city. the temperatures will be climbing from the 50s into the 70s later this morning and a light northwesterly wind. that's dry air coming in. even though it will be a quick warmup today, we'll feel low humidity. 67 right now in philadelphia. a few scattered2clouds overhea, mainly sunshine and 62 degrees at 7:00. then low 70s at 10:00. too cool for you? hold on. it is the first day of autumn, full day. 88 degrees, the high temperature in philadelphia. upper 80s for the suburbs, for new jersey 86 degrees, 87 in the
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lehigh valley. and look at the 80s for delaware, too. even at the shore, a warmup, getting closer to 80 degrees this afternoon. look at these forecasts hour by hour when i'm back in just a few minutes. >> all right, bill, thanks for that. we're following breaking news on the blue route this morning. >> major accident shut down part of the blue route for hours and causing a miles long backup. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has more on what drivers are doing right now. jessica, what can you tell us? >> we see improvements here on the scene and with the traffic and backup for drivers as well. right now what you need to know is the blue route is shut down between villanova and conshohocken. we're looking at our cameras around county line road. this is what's left of the accident scene. we're clearing out of the way. there's an accident investigation as we could see this sit here for a little bit of time. the traffic that was backed up behind the scene that wasn't able to get off, eventually they let all of that traffic head on to the southbound side and escape this backup.
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with traffic still not being able to get by the scene, they're diverting it off around exit 13, which is lancaster avenue. that's right down in here. you can see the closure up towards the schuylkill expressway. once you get off lancaster avenue, make a left, you'll get on to king of prussia road and make a right on to matsonford road. that will take you back up to the schuylkill expressway. give yourself extra time. we'll keep you updated. >> our team coverage of the breaking news on the blue route continues right now. >> skyforce 10 over the scene of the multivehicle crash including two tractor-trailers. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live near the scene this morning. what's happening right now, pam? >> well, it looks like things are getting a little bit better here right now, vai, when we saw you last half hour there was an accident investigation going on down below. you can see troopers walking out on the road. it looks like they're wrapping things up right now. but the northbound lanes of 476 in radnor heading into lower
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merion are still closed right now. we want to show you video from skyforce 10. this accident happened at 11:30 last night. you can see first responders looking beneath the front end of that big rig. that's because there's actually a car underneath the front of that tractor-trailer. we know one person was transported to penn presbyterian hospital. we counted at least five vehicles that were involved in this accident, including a second tractor-trailer. there was a huge backup as a result. that jam is now clear but the process itself was pretty slow. police had drivers back up and one by one go slowly southbound in the northbound lanes to get off at exit 13 so she could get this area cleared. as i mentioned, as you can see for yourself right now as we come back out here live, that accident investigation looks as though it's going to be clearing up. we'll be here, we'll keep an eye on 476. we'll let you know just as soon as these lanes are re-opened.
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reporting live in montgomery county, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pam, thank you. 5:03. new this morning, a water main break that sent water gushing in philadelphia's kingsessing neighborhood will mean no water for people who live nearby. a portion of greenway avenue remains closed becauseç the ro there buckled. residents have water right now but the water department plans to shut off the water service at around 9:00 this morning. that will happen for about eight hours in order to fix the six inch main that caused the problem. new video of the man police are looking for in connection with a deadly slashing in delaware county. >> nbc 10's "m.a.s.h." is live in the digital operations center with that new video and more on the man that police want to talk to. matt? >> tracy and vai, yeadon police say they want to talk to this guy, estranged boyfriend of the victim. take a look at the surveillance video recorded not long after police say the murder happened. yeadon police say that is mark epps. investigators yet to hear from him. we spoke with his mother yesterday and she says there is
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no way that he is responsible for the murder of 32-year-old natasha gibson. you saw a photo of her a moment ago. her body was found outside of a home on the 600 block of bailey road yesterday morning. her throat was slashed and there was a mile and a half long blood trail from the scene, stretching into the city. police say that is likely the murderer's blood as the person ran away. they also found a bloody steak knife in a storm drain. that's believed to be the murder weapon. yeadon's police chief gibson's family told detectives she was scared of epps. >> there was violence from him recently in the last month, so she was fearful for her safety, because of this individual. >> and mark epps, again, is only a person of interest in this case. we have learned he does have a criminal history which includes past charges of assault, reckless endangerment and rape. live in the digital operations center, matt delucia, nbc 10
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news. a man whose rape and murder conviction was overturned after enspending two decades in prison is suing the city of philadelphia. wright was found not guilty last month in his retrial of the 1991 rape and murder of louise talley. a city spokesman says officials are reviewing the lawsuit. 5:06. the union for faculty and coaches at more than a dozen state universities says it will strike by the end of next month if a new contract can't be reached. in our region the possible strike would impact various schools, east stroudsburg, millersville, kutztown, west chester as well as others. the university system says a strike would halt classes for
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more than 100,000 students. 5:06. a pair of city leaders in reading have proposed decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. two city council members introduced an ordinance that would lessen the legal penalties. their intent is to decriminalize smoking marijuana in public and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. fines would range from $75 to $100 and there would be no criminal record for offenders. comcast country is about to expand. nbc 10's parent company announced it's reached a deal to purchase ed snider's 24% stake in comcast spectacor. that means comcast will own the entire company. it also means comcast would own 100% of the philadelphia flyers. the move needs to be approved by the national hochuli league which meets today in new york. ed snider founded the he was the chairman of comcast spectacor. he died in april after a long battle with cancer.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> eight minutes after 5:00. not much wind this morning and a few clouds overhead. we are dry. another cool start this morning. with temperatures in the 50s and 60s, right down to 50 degrees for the suburbs. the lehigh valley is at 52 and 60s from delaware through philadelphia. south jersey in the 60s as well. in philadelphia, at 67 degrees is at the airport. northeast philadelphia airport is now at 65 degrees. look at chestnut hill, andorra. it dropped into the 50s this morning. it will be a bright sunny day from the shore to the city and a quick warmup, too. near 80 at the shore. we'll be closer to the 90 degrees mark inland with plenty of sunshine today. there are some clouds that are farther to the north and those clouds will be moving in tonight. during the day today you'll need your sunglasses. forecast 65 degrees at 8:00. by lunch time, 80 degrees in philadelphia.
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and 87 degrees, that's at 4:00 this afternoon. even though it will be a warm day and will feel like the middle of summer, the humidity will stay low. it's not going to be all that bad. sunshine and bright sunshine will warm temperatures into the 80s for the suburbs. sunny skies to start with and through the afternoon, 85 degrees at 4:00. and for the lehigh valley, a cool morning, yes, 58 degrees now but up to 80 degrees at lunch time. the humidity stays low. 86 agrees at 4:00 this afternoon. nothing but sunshine for delaware, new jersey, plenty of sunshine, too. both warming into the 80s this afternoon and close to 80 degrees starting at lunch time at the jersey shore. 77 degrees at noon and 78 degrees with sunny skies at 4:00. as sunny as it is today, there are clouds that will be moving in tonight and continue into at least the beginning of the weekend. take a look at that and what's ahead for next week when i come back with the 10 day on 10. thank you, bill. 5:09 for the better part of the night, it has been a mess on 476.
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>> right. closed northbound between villanova and conshohocken. let's get you updated on that. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has been watching that. >> right. we are watching the blue route and good news to report. we're open on the northbound side right now. just within the last maybe 30 seconds or so, they started alouing cars to move through the area. these are our cameras around county line road that were focused on the earlier accident scene. the northbound side, fine, the southbound side fine as well. no big residual delays or backups. earlier we had alternates for you. earlier we were shut down in between villanova and the schuylkill expressway. i was having you diverted off around route 30, lancaster avenue. no need for these detours any more. if you want to avoid it just to be safe and you're on route 30, take the westbound side, king of prussia road, matsonford road and get back to the schuylkill expressway. otherwise, we're good to go on the blue route. mansfield township, watch for a
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downed pole and wires. the right lane issetting good by. the sign of the times. more than 30 years ago, an a.m. radio station thought a small local contest could get them more attention but nothing like this. >> i guess it's big brother on a tent over a highway. i don't know how else you would describe it. >> ahead, the story of a billboard contest that put allentown on the global map. >> star witness. we'll tell you about the man thatát(qq" guilty in the bridgegate trial and what he'll do today. [mmmm] chicken cacciatore... boneless chicken in our very own seasoned tomato sauce with peppers, mushrooms and basil. braised to perfection thanks to our unique ez oven packaging. it's ready to cook. just pop it in the oven and dinner's ready. delicious, fresh, easy. wegmans ez meals. [alright]
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it's 5:13. times were tough in allentown in the early '80s. as the song goes, they were closing the factories down. when an a.m. station offered a mobile home as the prize of a unique contest, the response was overwhelming. now a filmmaker foreign policy philadelphia -- from philadelphia is telling the story. >> reporter: it was 1982. >> mortgage rates were 18%. >> reporter: struggling to find work or pay for a home. >> so the small a.m. radio station in allentown decides to hold a contest. they want to put three people up on a billboard. whoever can stay the longest wins a mobile home. >> reporter: the story became international news when and article was written in the "wall street journal." now the story pat taggart wants to relive. >> it makes you ask yourself the question how long could i have
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stayed? then i found out they lasted 26ç days, living over a highway, through a blizzard. >> reporter: one of the three men was arrested for selling drugs from the billboard during the competition. >> sometimes real stories are better than anything you can make up. i think this is one of those cases where it didn't need a whole lot of fluff. >> reporter: taggart says even though the billboard boys became an international sensation, the real story was about the american people living in allentown. >> i think this story is so uniquely american but it's also truly is a local story. >> how long could you lost on a billboard? >> taggart says allentown has bounced back from the economic downfall in the early '80s. he thinks that's a story that needs to be told as well. "billboard boys" is open to the public. vai. two florida men are fighting attempted murder charges. police have a key piece of evidence in the case against them. the video shows the moment the
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two men pulled guns on each other and opened fire in a riz den shall neighborhood in northern florida. one has an ar-15, the entire incident caught on the home surveillance system released by police. if you use yahoo! you'll want to hear this. an admission yesterday, your personal information may have been hacked in one of the largest cyber security breaches ever. yahoo! said yesterday, hackers grabbed data from at least 500 million user accounts. the company believes the breach happened in late 2014. yahoo! is blaming it on a state sponsored actor, meaning an individual acting on behalf of a government. if you have a yahoo! account you're urged to change your passward. the hacking didn't stop with yahoo!. the breach affected the personal g-mail account of a white house staffer. e-mails included a copy of first lady michelle obama's passport. those messages were posted to a website of the group called d.c. leaks.
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officials suspect it's run by russian intelligence, the same website posted campaign related e-mails from the account of former secretary of state colin powell. and they look for answers on capitol hill as to what the feds are doing to clean up the water. casey says he wants to open the lines of communication between the epa and the people live inning horsham, warrenton and warminster. the ultimate goal is to put new infrastructure in place to keep the contaminated water from happening again. he admits that's a long way off. the epa issued new guidelines showing elevated levels of cancer-causing chemicals. that led to more well closures. the chemicals are linked to two nearby military bases. 5:17. we've been watching that problem overnight on the blue route northbound. just re-opened minutes ago.
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>> jessica boyington we got good news, a thumbs up behind you. >> thumbs up. if you're heading out the door on the blue route and we've scared you for the entirety of the morning so far, you're good to go. no problems or big delays. our map system finally having it in there that it's not closed any more. a slowdown. i checked some of our cameras. we're not seeing big backups right now. you don't need alternates. you'll be fine if you're heading on the blue route northbound. you're approaching the schuylkill expressway this morning, you'll be fine. also the vx have many. we're not dealing with construction right now. we're all open. cameras around 24th street showing us that here. westbound towards theç schuylkl okay, eastbound towards 95 doing the same. hamilton township, moving over towards new jersey. cleanup under way on 195 headed eastbound around hamilton square. that's exit 3. traffic still moving by. updates for you when i'm back in ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather.
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>> 19 minutes after 5:00. sunshine is going to be nice and bright. at this hour, with clear skies and very little wind and some dry air, the temperatures are falling. we're cooling down right now. 50s for most spots this morning. but it's going to feel like summer this afternoon. a summer-like heat for this afternoon. fortunately the humidity will stay low across the entire area. this evening will see the clouds increase, a few thin clouds to begin with. but the clouds take over later in the evening. overnight tonight and into tomorrow. right now, just a minimal breeze blowing in wilmington and dover. that's a northerly wind. that's dry air coming into the area, giving us a nice comfortable start this morning. clear, wilmington, philadelphia, trenton, the clouds that i'm expecting tonight, they are to the north. you see isolated showers. those are in new york right now. there's a slight chance you'll see a few spots of fog this morning and then a big weekend cooldown. but we have one more day of
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unseasonably warm weather that will come in advance of those clouds tonight. 88 degrees this afternoon. that's summer-like heat. but first full weekend of fall will feel like it and the nice fall weather will continue well into next week. the forecast, the 10 day on 10, 88 degrees this afternoon. 70s, they'll be here tomorrow. 75 degrees. that is right on target for the normal high temperature for this time of year. it gets even cooler. look at the temperatures to start with on saturday, 63 degrees. by sunday morning, we're down to 50 degrees. the suburbs will be in the 40s and monday morning we'll be in the 40s to start with. both days will get up to right around 70 degrees an just a bit above on monday afternoon. 74 degrees with clouds increasing on tuesday. that's going to lead to a chance of showers on wednesday. 75 degrees on wednesday. we'll stay in the 70s as we dry out, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. a nice sunny weekend. again, next weekend, similar to
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what we'll see tomorrow and on sunday. vai. >> thank you, bill. a city under curfew. charlotte, north carolina is still under curfew following days of violent protest. we'll tell you what happened after it went into effect. plus, a police officer charge. we'll tell you what a police officer is facing after the shooting death of terence crutcher.
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it's now official. a major merger makes some of the best-known names into one title. 30 brands now fall under the marriott umbrella. landon dowdy is here with details in that story. good morning, landon. >> hi there, tracy. good morning and happy friday. two of the best known names in travel are united as one company. marriott closed its $13 billion takeover of starwood hotels and resorts. the deal combines 30 brands including marriott, courtyard, ritz-carlton, sheraton and weston. starting today, members of starwood and marriott's loyalty programs will be able to link their accounts. over on wall street, it cowl start the day in the red. the nasdaq hitting an all-time high on thursday. the fed standing pat on interest rates this week but sending a strong signal it could hike them
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by the end of the year and we could get more clarification today when we get comments from four top fed officials. the dow rising 98 points to 18, with 392, the nasdaq up to 5,339. >> have a nice weekend, landon. 5:25 the time. 67 degrees. the temperatures for much of the area have dropped in the 50s. it will feel like the middle of summer this afternoon as we warm into the 80s. that's a quiet view of boathouse row. it's all lit up this morning with sunshine. we are going to see summer-like temperatures. but there are big changes ahead for the weekend. your neighborhood forecast is just ahead. first, we should check in with jessica boyington to see if there are anyç improvements afr a rocky start this morning. >> really rocky start. improvements for sure. we're back on the blue route. these are our cameras around conestoga road. we have a little accident scene on the northbound side.
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small delays but otherwise, everything is looking great. you don't need any detours. updates when i'm back at 5:30. plus, we're getting a new look at video from manhattan where a bombing suspect allegedly left an explosive device. we'll tell you why hundreds of police officers are now upset with the local endorsement for donald trump. when pat toomey went to washington, he didn't stop...
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break news in to "nbc 10 news today." the blue route is open, back open following a crash involving two tractor-trailers. hear what officials told drivers to do after a mile's long backup. a key witness take theç std in the bridgegate trial. hear why the testimony of david wastee next may be important in this case. we'll show you what's happening across the city in charlotte following two days of violent protests. nbc 10 news starts now. >> it is 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. it's still dark out, cool outside. it will warm up nicely today. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill? >> it will be so warm you'll think we're in summer. today is the first full day of
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autumn. there are cool spots this morning. just dropped to 52 degrees in the lehigh valley with clear skies. not seeing any fog in easton, not happening for most areas. 50s to start with, 60s at 8:00. upper 70s by 11:00 this morning. then it's into the 80s this afternoon. warmer with scattered clouds in philadelphia. at 67 degrees we'll hold in the 60s to start with. in fact, get cooler by 7:00 this morning. and 73 degrees, that's at 10:00 this morning. 70s, that's the normal temperature that you'd expect in the afternoon this time of year. but it's upper 80s for today for philadelphia. 88 degrees. upper 80s for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. delaware will warm to 86 degrees. lots of sunshine today. and plenty of sunshine for new jersey, inland areas, into the 80s, 70s at the shore. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour to show you how quickly the temperatures will climb when i'm back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> starting off on another busy scenhe

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