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of former israeli prime minister shimon peres. penndot says it has a plan to increase traffic flow and help warn you ahead of time about traffic backups. nbc 10 news starts now. 5:30. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's start with meteorologist bill henley who has the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. mostly dry right now. may not be the case later. >> we're watching for showers later today. this morning, it is dry but there are some areas of fog. one airy in the clear, boathouse row has clear skies and cooling temperatures. the fog had been very thick in the suburbs and coatesville, zero visibility when we were on the air at 4:30. northeast philadelphia airport, the visibility has come down and look at the dense fog in mt. holly, that fog in burlington county has spread into camden, gloucester and part of atlantic county this morning. farther to the south, completely clear of fog this morning.
the fog won't last. these temperatures will be climbing once we get sunshine. at this hour, 40s for the lehigh valley. 48 degrees. a little bit of chill in the air. in fact, most of these temperatures are running 10 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. with sunshine, 60 degrees at 8:00, dry, there will be more clouds around at 11:00 this morning. later today, we could see scattered light showers during the day. most of the day it will be dry. clearing skies to start with, the fog disappears, the clouds arrive this afternoon. most areas will stay dry until tonight and that's when we could get heavier downpours. a look at when to expect those when i come back.futurecast ck futurecast in just a few minutes. francesca ruscio is watching your morning çtraffic. >> thank you for the introduction, bill. watching the schuylkill expressway around gladwyne. more cars on the roads this
morning. traffic will be flowing in much quicker. also, still watching for this accident, galloway township, this is a downed utility pole along route 30 at west jimmie leeds road. both westbound and eastbound traffic remain closed within this stretch of route 30. take pomona road to bypass that stretch. and montgomeryville, no reported problems or delays. we're getting closer towards the 6:00 hour. we'll see if this accident will be impacting your morning traffic. let's take a look at 95. travel times in the green from wood haven to the vine. it will take you 13 minutes. more on this when i come back. new this morning, police are investigating a deadly car crash in mercer county. skyforce 10 flying over the scene on edinburg road in hamilton township last night where it appears the car slammed into a house. police aren't telling us much about what happened here. we'll continue to follow this investigation and we'll bring you new information as we get
it. also police are looking for whoever shot a man in the doorway of this home in philadelphia's wissinoming neighborhood. the shooting happened just before midnight on van dyke street. police say at least ten shots were fired in the man's direction. some were at close range. he died at the hospital. 5:33. now to decision 2016. just more than a month before election day. all eye ares on "biggest loser" states like pennsylvania. >> that's why first lady michelle obama is coming to philadelphia today. matt delucia is live on the la salle universal campus with details about her visit. matt? >> sure to draw quite a bit after tension to this area, you can see from the no stopping seens posted along olney avenue. just about a half hour, they're clear the area in preparation for michelle obama's visit. she's been holding rallies to encourage people to vote for the democratic presidential ticket. the point of this rally today is to lay out what is at stake in november. of course, pennsylvania has been a key focal point in past elections and certainly this
one. the most recent polls have both hillary clinton and donald trump at a statistical dead heat here in the keystone state. we see the candidates and supporters make several stops in our area lately and throughout pennsylvania for that matter. woodworth, he's part of the la salle college democrats club here on campus. he'll be voting in his first presidential election this year as are many other college students in our area. >> we've been going around canvassing usually with a clipboard or going to student groups, going into classrooms trying to get everybody to register. we've been nonpartisan about it so far, making sure that people are voting no matter what. in the end we all believe in the democratic process. >> and make be each one of these campaign visits all that more important, especially on these college campuses. now, today's event is a public event. tickets are available on hillary clinton's website. michelle obama is expected to make her appearance here at the tom gola arena at noon. live in olney, matt delucia,
anyplace news. 5:35. 59 degrees. both candidates are campaigning in other battleground states. hillary clinton will appear with bernie sanders at the university of new hampshire. trump is declaring victory in monday night's debate showdown with clinton despite a number of polls and pundits declaring the opposite. here's what he had to say at a rally in florida. >> last night was very exciting and almost every single poll had us winning the debate against crooked hillary clinton. big league. big league. >> trump got a financial boost after the debate. his campaign and republican party raised around $18 million following the face-off. today the world is mourning the loss of former israeli president and prime minister shimon peres. the nobel prize winning leader has died at the age of 93. he suffered a major stroke two weeks ago. peres is one of israel's most admired leaders at home and
abroad. he held nearly every senior political office in israel over his seven-decade career, winning a nobel peace prize in 1994. his son issued this statement. >> we were privileged to have been part of his private family. but today we stand with the entire nation of israel and the global community mourn this great loss. we share this. >> peres's son also said his father's legacy is to build israel's future with courage and wisdom in an effort to strive for peace. president obama issued this statement. it reads in part, michelle and i join people around the world in honoring the extraordinary life of shimon peres. founding father of the state of israel and a statesman whose commitment to israel's security and pursuit of peace was rooted in his own unshakable moral foundation and unflagging optimism. in philadelphia, brazen
shooting caught on camera. a gunman tried to rob a victim along a street. police say he didn't get anything and then he shot the victim anyway. >> i heard somebody say, help me. >> surveillance video shows the gunman following the victim and shaking him from thompson street to elkhart street in port richmond. this is 6:30 sunday morning. the just about s the victim is to get away, he shoots him in the leg. >> i can't wait to see him. i can't believe it's my neighbor. it's crazy. >> the gunman was last seen getting into a dark-colored four-door vehicle with an accomplice behind the wheel. if you recognize the suspect, police want to hear from you. today, camden bishop dennis sullivan will celebrate blue mass. the mass begins at 10:30 this morning at st. agnus church in
blackwood. wilmington will remember two hero firefighters killed in the line of duty. >> they died battling a row home fire. a public memorial is at 1:00 at the chasen is other on river front. yesterday firefighters and honor members gathered at st. elizabeth in wilmington to prepare for friday's funeral mass. lieutenant christopher leach died last saturday morning when a floor collapsed under his feet in this burning row home and he was trapped in the basement. firefighter jerry fickes died within he went in to try to find leach. fickes's funeral is on friday as well. investigators still haven't released the cause of the fire. two other wilmington firefighters are recovering from burns at crozer-chester burn center. hope is in stable but critical condition. speakman is in stable condition. the rapidç removal from the fi scene and quick treatment was key. >> the most important thing is to get ivs in you, your airway manage and to the closest emergency room as fast as
possible. >> and more now on the funeral arrangements for the two firefighters killed in saturday's fire. lieutenant christopher leach's viewing will be held on friday. that will be at 10:00 a.m. at st. elizabeth church in wilmington. a funeral mass follows at noon. a public viewing for senior firefighter jerry fickes will be held on thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the grace lutheran church in hoe kesing. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. 5:39. we have a few scattered clouds and some areas of fog this morning. one of the areas that's in the clear, boathouse row. it is glowing this morning. with clear skies and we're going to see plenty of sunshine, too. the temperatures will be climbing, so sunshine will do away with any areas of thick fog. right now those areas are limited to south jersey. clouds, they return this afternoon. we'll see some sunshine this morning but it will be fading sunshine this afternoon.
leading to showers, developing later this afternoon and this evening. overnight tonight, we could get heavier downpours. for now, we are dry. you can see the activity moving towards the d.c. area. those are thunderstorms rolling into maryland this morning. that's part of the activity that's going to be in our area this afternoon. also some showers offshore. going to be dragged into the region as well. that's going to limit the warmup today. already we're running cooler this morning. 48 degrees in allentown. that's 13 degrees cooler compared to yesterday at this time. mt. holly is 15 degrees cooler at 52 degrees. that has led to the fog developing in new jersey. clouds and sunshine during the day today. a big low pressure that's way out of our area in the midwest is still impacting our region. it's going to draw that moisture into the area this afternoon, bring the clouds back and bring us a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. that's 4:00 tomorrow morning.
we have wet weather on the way. the first of it starts falling this afternoon. scattered showers developing during the late afternoon hours. this is 4:00 this afternoon. starting in new jersey, then starting to spread into eastern pennsylvania. and a chance of a few sprinkles in delaware during the day today. the heaviest rainfall holes off into overnight tonight. this is 8:30 this evening, tenth inch in philadelphia. that's light rainfall. but, yes, there is more rain on the way. some of it may impact your weekend. that's your weekend forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. >> weekend? i like talking about the weekend. >> yes, just thinking about it is good. 5:41. let's get a check on traffic in south jersey. >> francesca ruscio has that. >> we're over in mt. laurel, new jersey, route 73 at 295. traffic flow is pretty nice an very light at this time of morning. so far, no reported problems or delays on route 73. that's always good news for this
time of morning. still watching for this downed utility pole in galloway township, white horse pike and west jimmie leeds road. this stretch of route 30 remains closed, both eastbound and westbound. an alte)ate, take pomona road toward the atlantic city expressway. the road remains closed, that stretch of route 30. we're looking at the blue route at baltimore pike. traffic looks pretty good. more cars are starting to trickle on to the roadways as we get closer to the heart of rush hour. everything seems to be in the green from route 30 to the schuylkill expressway. it will take you ten minutes. when i come back, more on that accident in galloway township. >> thank you, francesca. drivers, do you dread your trip along the schuylkill expressway? there may be a fix. this may sound leak a fantasy but there's a plan in place to make your commute a little easier. how septa and penndot will pool
>> penndot has a plan to improve travel on i-76 between philadelphia and king of prussia. that plan includes the opening of the shoulder of the highway in some areas during peak times. the transit group will monitor ramps so they don't back up. penndot wants you to consider mass transit. septa will beef up service from norristown to center city and improve the station in conshohocken. the suggestions sound promising to drivers who are often stuck in this stop and go traffic. >> it does sound like a good idea. i don't take it that often only because it's usually jammed up, especially where i get on in conshohocken. >> this huge project will take five years. penndot says they have to widen shoulders and even them out. at some point they hope to extend the three lanes into the city. officials in california are calling for calm. protesters gathered at the site of the shooting in el cajon where police say the man was shot while acting erratically
and failing to comply to the officer's orders. the marne was not armed but police say witness video shows the man pulling an object from his pocket and pointing it at an officer in a shooting stance. police are calling for police as they investigate. donald trump said he'd revive a controversial police tactic called stop and frisk. a judge declared new york's stop and frisk program unconstitutional because it discriminated against minorities. philadelphia uses the technique and it's a hot button issue. last night, the group power interface protested outside the philadelphia fraternal order of police headquarters. >> it's unlawful, unconstitutional and racially discriminatories is practiced in the city of philadelphia. >> if we can do things in a productive, intelligent, civil manner, using words, i think it
will go a long way in solving problems. >> the pennsylvania aclu sued philadelphia a few years ago over police use of stop and frisk. mayor jim kenney says he and the police commissioner are working on ways to eliminate the tactic. the ceo of wells fargo says he'll forgo $41 million in stock awards. he'll appear before the house financial services committee today. wells fargo already agreed to pay $158 million to settle allegations its employees opened millions of accounts without customers' permission. a university here in philadelphia is announced it will not increase tuition. instead, it will cut tuition by nearly 30%. la salle announced it will reset tuition from 40,000 today's just under $29,000. there will also be a drop in financial aid. most students won't see the full $11,000 in savings per year,
still, the university hopes the tuition cut will convince middle class families they can afford la salle. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's 11 minutes before 6:00. about an hour away from sunrise. skies are clear in philadelphia. but much of the rest of the area is seeing some fog. it has avoided cape may, the marina. that's a live view. you'll see some sunshine at cape may before the clouds move in this afternoon. they will be back later today. 40s right now for the lehigh valley and the suburbs, 55 degrees in south jersey and philadelphia, also in the 50s along with delaware, even though the temperatures are in the 50s, these numbers are 10 to 15 degrees cooler this morning. the suburbs, we did start with thick fog. a little bit of a breeze has developed, so the fog has eased. you may still run into some fog in some of the cooler locations, unionville, atglen, exton. look at the 40s for north wales and ft. washington. 40s and 50s will warm gnat 70s
this afternoon. the fog will be disappearing. light fog in blue bell. we're still seeing dense fog into burlington county from mt. holly. farther to the south, fog has not been an issue. clouds will be back this afternoon. that will lead to a little bit of wet weather. most of the day it will be dry. radar and satellite shows we are in the clear right now. just to the southwest, showers and look at the thunderstorm activity. just to the south of d.c. that's part of what's going to be dragged back into the area as a big area of low pressure continues to spin. clouds and humidity and a chance of showers are away for this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. that's when we'll see steadier rainfall. the chances of rain will be going up as we head into tomorrow. they stay elevated for reading and atlantic city, right on into the weekend. thursday and friday for atlantic city and still a chance of some showers on saturday. for philadelphia, yes, late-day showers today. a better chance of rain coming in tonight and tomorrow and friday and still a pretty good
chance we'll see rain showers on saturday. and even into delaware that chance of rain showers for saturday and then it really disappears for the second half of the weekend. the weekend forecast, lots of clouds to start with and showers, too. philadelphia, the suburbs, lehigh valley, all into the low 70s. some steadier rain for new jersey, the shore and delaware. by sunday, those clouds will be thinning out. the temperatures will be warming into the upper 70s. philadelphia up to 78 degrees sunday afternoon. all right, bill, thanks for that. nine before 6:00. let's get you to work and check the schuylkill expressway. we were talking about ideas to make it a smoother ride. >> until that happens, usually pretty good before the 6:00 hour. let's check in with francesca ruscio. >> we like it at this hour right now. traffic flow is in the green, the schuylkill expressway around girard avenue. eastbound traffic looks pretty good as we approach the 6:00 hour a.m. we'll be keeping a tab on the travel times hour by hour.
watching the downed utility pole which closed the eastbound and westbound stretch of the white horse pike around west jimmie leeds road. an alternate would be to take pomona road towards the atlantic city expressway. mass transit, we are picking up delays. thorndale, ten minutes. when i could come back, more on the majors. >> drivers listen up. big brother is always watching. it appears to be working. up next, hear why abington police say their red light camera program is making streets safer. an a costly error in the stands. this was supposed to be a major league romantic moment for a baseball-loving couple. next, hear what went wrong before a"ve happy ending. >> uh-oh. ♪
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10 news today," the push for pennsylvania. hear why the focus remains on our area with just weeks until the presidential election zblfrlgs a sewer system up for sale. that could soon be the reality for a local township that needs tens of millions of dollars to upgrade a deteriorating system. and hear why some say a local police department is too much of a burden on their community. nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with the neighborhood forecast. expecting some showers later on? >> yes, later today. this morning we're watching for some fog. it's not happening in the city but some of the