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right now on "nbc 10 news today," debate day is here. in just hours, hillary clinton will square off with donald trump as both candidates work to sell themselves to the american people. remembering a legend. this morning, the sports world is mourning golfer arnold palmer who was a pennsylvania native. and talk about a convincing win, carson wentz and the philadelphia eagles ran right over the pittsburgh steelers at the linc, propelling the team to a 3-0 record. nbc 10 news starts now. 5:30. 55 degrees this monday morning. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. first full week of fall, eagles are 3-0. let's start with meteorologist bill henley with the first alert weather. >> something is about to change, i can feel it. >> no, no, no. >> maybe it's the temperature. new jersey 48, 43 degrees in the lehigh valley. that 54 in philadelphia, that's
typical for this time of year. we'll warm into the middle 60s by 10:00 this morning. just a light breeze 5 mile-an-hour southerly wind. during the day today it will stay comfortable as we warm into the 70s this afternoon. bright sunshine this morning. there will be clouds coming in this afternoon, turning partly sunny for philadelphia, the lehigh valley and the suburbs where you see new jersey sunshine, 73 degrees for interior new jersey and 72 at the shore. sunshine will start things off in delaware. up to 73 with increasing clouds later this afternoon. and those clouds will lead to some wet weather. i'll show you when to expect that when i come back with the hour by hour forecast. first, francesca ruscio has a look at traffic. >> dry roads right now, watching for an accident in mount laurel township on the southbound side of 73 approaching 295. there are rain restrictions and closures. two lanes remain closed. another accident in bellmawr, an
overturned truck on 295 right before exit 26. if you're making the morning commute toward the walt whitman bridge, expect delays and do use caution. police officers in abington township wrestled a gun away from a suicidal man but not before it went off for five times. dublin about a man with a gun. police noticed he wouldn't take his hands out of his pocket. police decided to pat him down. that's within they fell the gun. officers struggled to get the gun from him. the gun went off five times. >> obviously in a situation like that, being he had a gun in their proximity, they were authorized to use deadly force but they chose to risk their safety to try to get him under control without doing that. >> and everyone was okay. the chief says the officers put themselves in tremendous risk and he says he's glad they did. the man was arrested.
5:32. 54 degrees outside right now. tonight the presidential candidates will face off in their first debate and nbc 10 is bringing you an inside look. the final preparations are under way at hofstra on long island. nbc 10 is inside the debate hall, including former mayor rudy giuliani taking a look at the stage. outside we found a buzz of activity as the campus prepares to hold its third presidential debate. >> the circus is coming to town. the media is here. the eyes of the world are on hofstra and they will be for 36 hours. >> this will be the first time the voters see two major party candidates side by side, questioned by nbc's lester holt. 5:33. the latest presidential poll shows clinton and trump in a is it -- statistical tie.
the poll by the allentown morning call at muhlenberg college finds clinton is 44% compared to 41% for trump. the research suggests that trump is closing in on clinton because of rising support in his own party. both candidates need to se themselves and their vision to the american people. >> what are the experts saying trump and clinton need to do tonight? >> people are expected to tune in, especially because it will be the first time that clinton and trump are going head to head on the issues. will people be watching for the substance for all of the content and the policy issues or will they be watching for those wow moments, those hash tags if you will? as we mentioned, topics tonight of course are going to be very important, very big issues here. america's direction we'll be talking about, achieving prosperity and also securing america, all this moderated by nbc's lester holt. we're also talking about big viewership numbers. we're talking super bowl numbers. some estimates go as far as to say 100 million people will watch tonight.
that would make this the most watched debate in political history. i spoke with anne pluta. she's a professor at rowan university, a professor in political science. >> obama really was too passive in that debate, romney took it to him. he comes out the next debate and is much more aggressive, i guess, and kind of taking it to romney. then they are like, okay, he rights the ship. >> a lot of this could be about attitude and composure as for how people perceive the outcome of this debate. a newer challenge, if you will, is social media and the instant reaction and interaction that people have and can have with the debate and especially that is going to be true coming up later tonight. we'll be talking about those
6:00. for now i'm live in center city, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. and nbc 10 is your debate headquarters. our special news coverage begins at 4:00 and then watch our hour-long debate night special live at xfinity live starting at 7:00. after that it's the main event. lester holt will moderate the debate starting at 9:00. get full highlights and reaction post-debate on nbc 10 news at 11:00 and right here tomorrow morning on "nbc 10 news today." unflappable, unintercepted and unbeaten, that's rookie quarterback carson wentz and the eagles. wentz finds darren sproles who had gotten behind the linebacker covering him and he weaves and dodges his way 72 yards down the field for a touchdown. wentz gets rave reviews from his teammates, the fans and national tv broadcast crew as the birds demolish the steelers, 34-3. >> i'm having fun out there.
you know, it starts with the big guys up front. like i said, everyone's got a lot of confidence in themselves. everyone has high expectations for themselves and for the guys around us. and we're playing -- like i said, we're playing inspired football. >> yes, they are. you can't forget the defense. they had a huge hand in this. doug pederson is the first head coach in eagles history to win his first three games out of the box. if you aren't convinced by now, i think it's time to get with the program. >> the eagles are now in first place and they left fans with no doubt about what they're made of. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live outside the linc. fans had a lot to cheer about. >> yes, they were feeling good when they left last night after the game. a huge win for the eagles against the steelers heading into the bye week. there were fireworks in the sky, fireworks on the field as well. the game was a sellout and a blowout. the eagles dominated the steelers, pulling off a 34-3 win at the linc last night. fans were thrilled with rookie quarterback carson wentz.
coach peterson says fans so far have been able to see -- what they've seen so far is a pretty good benchmark for how they're playing, how the season will be. here's what fans are saying about last night's win. take a listen. >> the season is long but certainly, you know, if this is setting the tone, like we're all about it. >> e-a-g-l-e-s, eagles! >> after the game last night wentz was asked if he ever envisioned having an undefeated start to his rookie season. he said, he doesn't like to think too far in advance. he takes things one game at a time. the eagles take on the detroit lions two sundays from now. reporting live outside the linc, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's 5:38. heading out right now, autumn chill is in the air. it's cooled into the 50s in center city. a live view of city hall which
will see bright sunshine to start with. low humidity this morning, that has allowed the temperatures to come down. the humidity stays low through the day. that bright sunshine, well, that's to start with. increasing clouds this evening and then showers later this evening and overnight tonight and into tomorrow. but you don't need your umbrella during the day today. 54 degrees right now. it is calm. temperatures still falling in philadelphia. with sunshine to start with, warm from the 50s into the middle 60s, then it's 70s this afternoon. as we go into the afternoon, that sunshine starts to fade. high clouds move in. at ç2:00, i'll see more of tho clouds around at 4:00 this afternoon. the suburbs, same deal. clear to start with. cool this morning, 50 degrees. look at the warmup with sunshine this morning, near 70 degrees at lunch time and then clouds arrive this afternoon. and the clouds will be increasing during the afternoon in the lehigh valley. don't expect to see any rain showers, though, until tonight. 43 degrees right now. one of the cooler, chillier spots this morning, 59 degrees
at 10:00 and into the very low 70s this afternoon. new jersey, you'll see plenty of sunshine, especially to start with and scattered clouds this afternoon. 40s right now with very light wind. the wind will become, again, at 8:00 and then a light southerly wind increasing this afternoon. late this afternoon, that's when you see the high clouds move into new jersey. at the shore, mostly sunny skies. 60s at 10:00 and then low 70s with bright sunshine at lunch time and into the afternoon. you'll feel that breeze coming in off the ocean, southeasterly wind at 14 miles an hour early this afternoon. you'll see the clouds arrive during the day in delaware. after sunshine this morning, 71 degrees at noontime and turning mostly cloudy during the day today. a look at when you can expect the rain to move in when i come back with the hour by hour forecast. all right, bill, 20 minutes before 6:00 a.m. and we want to look at conditions along i-95. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic
reporter francesca ruscio is watching 95. exactly where, francesca? >> we are watching southbound traffic at girard avenue. disabled vehicle. it's controlled because the police have arrived on scene. so far, we'll hope that traffic doesn't really appear to have a hard time getting by towards the city. this is 95 at girard avenue. mount laurel township on the southbound side of route 73 approaching i-295. we have lane closures. two lanes are closed, especially if you'll be making your way towards the walt whitman bridge. as we get closer toward the heart of rush hour, this could be somewhat of a problem. in the meantime, another accident in bellmawr, an overturned truck on the northbound side of 295 before exit 26. all right, thank you, francesca. racing against fear in new york city. this was the scene, the tunnel to towers 5k, next, hear why hundreds of runners hit the pavement to prove a point. also, remembering pennsylvania native arnold palmer. up next, we look back on the
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in wilmington, there is shock, sadness and questions. >> fire officials are still looking for the cause of the fire that killed two firefight he's over the weekend. this morning, those firefighters bodies will be moved in a procession from the state medical examiner's office. that's where nbc 10's monique braxton is live for us. this will be a hard day for first responders, monique. >> that's right, vai. in just a short time, firefighters will begin assembling outside the state medical examiner's office in downtown wilmington. this will be the first official tribute during this painful process of saying good-bye to two fallen firefighters. lieutenant christopher leetch and senior firefighter jerry ficcus. the wilmington fire department has requested all off-duty members asellible at about 8:30 at the scene on the deadly blaze
on lakeview road, federal investigators worked through the weekend. a floor collapsed, trapping six firefighters. >> to hear about the firefighters, i was like, i don't know, my mouth was dropping. i just didn't know what to say. >> reporter: and at crozer-chester hospital, firefighters tell us their colleagues, arty hope and brad speakman have a long road to recovery. they were listed in critical condition but are said to be improving. two other firefighters were treated and released. back out live near the state medical examiner's office, this is where firefighters will be assembling in a coupleç hours. live for now from downtown wilmington, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> monique, thank you. the sports world lost an iconic figure, golfing legend arnold palmer died yesterday in
pittsburgh from complications of heart problems. the commissioner of the pga tour released this statement, saying in part, beyond his immense talent, around old transextended our sport with an extraordinarily appealing personality and genuineness that connected with millions, trueing making him a champion of the people. palmer revolutionized the game of golf and made it popular in television through the process in the '60s and '70s. he grew up the son of a greens keeper that turned into a pro golfer in latrobe. his hollywood good looks and back swing made him a superstar. fans known as arnie's army crowded fairways in droves in the '70s. he loved to take chances on the nick court saying, quote, you must play boldly to win. >> i thank god for the game of golf and what it has meant to me. >> palmer won seven majors in
his career. he stopped playing the champions tour in 2006. palmer will be remembered as one of the greatest players to ever pick up a club. a blue collared guy from a small steel town two transcended his sport, becoming a hero in the process. pennsylvania golfer tom wolf tweeted his condolences to palmer's family and friends. he says palmer was one of pennsylvania's greatest ambassadors. and relishing triumph over fear. this was the scene yesterday during the annual tunnel to towers 5k run. last week, a bomb exploded before a charity race. ahmad rahmny is accused of planting the seaside bomb that injured more than two dozen people. he's facing federal charges of using weapons of mass destruction. police arrested him last monday after he was injured in a shootout with officers in lyndon, new jersey. 5:48. in light of the bombings, new york senator chuck schumer is calling for an upgrade of the
nation's emergency alert system. schumer said millions of people only got a brief description and message during the manhunt for the bombing suspect ahmad rahami. the emergency alert system impacts tv, cell phones, digital billboards and other media. schumer wants congress to approve an fcc recommendation to bring the system up to the 21st century standards. >> increasing the maximum number of messages from 90 to 360 characters. second, they propose for messages to contain embedded phone numbers and urls and lastly, they're considering implementing photos and multimedia. >> last week's alert was the first time new york city used the emergency system to send a wanted person message out. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 11 minutes before 5:00. clear skies in the area and the temperatures have been cooling down. you can see the city lights on this view from frawley stadium in wilmington.
we will get bright sunshine, too, warm tours into temperatur 70s. what wind we have in our area is in delaware, very light. a gentle breeze blowing in wilmington and a 2 mile-an-hour breeze in dover, just enough to keep some of the temperatures in the 50s, like reedy point at 56 degrees, wilmington 51. get away from the water there and you can see the temperatures get a muchç cooler, hockessin 46 and greenville 47. so the south, 50s for lewes in rehoboth beach. a beautiful autumn day ahead. there are change. the radar and satellite that's so clear this morning, that will change later today. clouds and a chance of some showers. don't expect to see the showers but we start to get the clouds ahead of the showers during the late afternoon and evening hours. later this evening, overnight tonight, some of that rain that's moving through the chicago area into indiana and
northwestern ohio, michigan seeing that, too. that's coming our way. we could use the rainfall, too. we are more than an inch behind normal just for the month of september. the futurecast shows the rain light to start with. that's midnight tonight, 0.4 inch on the ground. that's in philadelphia. this computer model shows more into the early morning hours tomorrow morning at 3:00. still a chance of showers during the late morning hours at the shore. that's where you could see a third inch to half an inch at the shore and a quarter inch for philadelphia. there's a slight chance we'll get a thunderstorm passing through overnight tonight into tomorrow. then clearing skies. changes ahead. the 10 day on 10 starts with temperatures in the 70s. 75 degrees, lots of sunshine to start with. the clouds start increasing late this afternoon and this evening. here comes the rain, the showers and a chance of a thunderstorm late this evening, overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. 73 in the afternoon.
we'll get some sunshine in philadelphia in the afternoon but lingering showers at the shore. a break from the rain on wednesday but wednesday night, the clouds return. here comes more wet weather for thursday into friday. an a chance of showers that are encroaching into the weekend, too, 70 degrees on saturday. we'll be in the 70s for most of next week with another chance of some rain next wednesday. >> we need the rain for sure. thanks, bill. eight minutes before 6:00. let's get you to work this morning and check conditions in mount laurel. >> my neighbors, they'll be interested in finding out where the accident is. >> no rain right now. let's keep the roads dry. over mount laurel, the southbound side of route 73. it's a fluid spill i should say. there are lane restrictions and lane closures. two lanes remain closed on route 73. keeping an eye on this saturday in bellmawr, an overturned truck approaching exit 26.
live shot of 76 of the schuylkill expressway at montgomery avenue, watching eastbound/westbound traffic heading towards center city, as well as the western suburbs. i'm also watching an accident on 95. i'll have that when i come back. here at home, generosity is helping bridge a gap. up next, find out which group stepped up to feed 100 philadelphia police officers. also, selling delaware. next, hear why delaware governor jack markell will head out of the country this week in an effort to help his state's economy.
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we're a few minutes away from 6:00 a.m. philadelphia police officers are thanking members of the city's muslim communities. yesterday, the muslim-american society served breakfast to about 100 police officers at its mosque in north philly. the event has become a tradition there. police and muslim leaders say they feel the breakfast is especially significant this year in light of recent shootings and other violence. >> it feels so much good.
it's a way to appreciate the officers today. it's a way to say thank you to these officers that protect us on a daily basis and put their life on the edge here. >> mosque leaders said it's important to remind the community that there are good people doing good things right here in philadelphia. the port of wilmington is a mid-atlantic hub for chilean food imports. governor jack markell said he's going to chile on friday. he will meet with business, education and government leaders on friday. the port of wilmington handles more than 18 million boxes of chilean fruit a year. coming up on "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00,ç hillary clint and donald trump, just hours away from sharing the stage for their first presidential debate. >> we're breaking down everything related to their highly anticipated showdown tonight right here on nbc 10. plus, a college campus icon goes up in flames. we'll tell you where a long-time tradition got quickly out of hand and ended up destroying
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right now on "nbc 10 news today," finally coming face to face, the first presidential debate between hillary clinton and donald trump is just hours away right here on nbc 10. stronger than steel, carson wentz and the eagles show they're for real as they dominate pittsburgh at home. honoring firefighters killed in new castle county. we'll tell you what off-duty members are being asked to do to show respect to the fallen heroes. nbc 10 news starts now. 6:00 a.m., 54 degrees, a little chilly out. >> today is the day that makes me -- there's a reason why fall is my favorite time of the year. >> i love fall. >> on top of that, the eagles are 3-0.