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during the day today. it will combine to keep the temperatures cool. look at the rainy start in the lehigh valley. the camera is being drenched this morning. 53 to start with. showers at 7:00 and at 10:00 this morning. warming from the 50s, not a big warmup, lower to middle 60s this afternoon. and wind, that was blowing yesterday and gusty, it will be back again today. i'll go through the forecasts hour by hour when i come back in just a few minutes. first, francesca ruscio is watching the effect on the roads. >> absolutely. we're watching wet road conditions once again this morning, opening up with construction on the vine street expressway around broad street. earlier i was watching an accident on the schuylkill expressway right around montgomery drive. folks, it has cleared. not expecting traffic, hey, there's not even a car on the road right now. the vine looking good and this construction should be lifting around the 5:00 hour. watching to are an accident around west norriton, no reported problems or delays. traffic is light at thisç timef
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morning. we'll be watching this accident for as long as it's in play. over in new jersey, 295 at sloan avenue, hamilton, watching northbound and southbound lanes. no traffic. look at the camera lens. we are still working with wet road conditions. use caution, along extra time for your morning commute. vai an tracy, back to you. >> this morning, train service is canceled in and out of hoboken terminal in north jersey. >> out of control new jersey transit train slammed into the station killing one person, injuring more than 100 and leaving the historic terminal full of debris. nbc 10's drew smith is following the investigation. >> the speed limit on this stretch of track is 10 miles per hour. but witnesses say new jersey transit train 1614 was going much faster as it approached the terminal this morning. >> i was confused. by the time you register that you're not slowing down and approaching the station you had already hit. >> reporter: it jumped the end of track bumpers, crushing passengers and sending debris
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flying. >> this huge bang. >> reporter: tonight, federal investigators hope to review data. >> once we pull that we'll have more information about the speed and braking and other information. >> reporter: they plan to talk to tommy gallagher, the train's engineer, out of the hospital. nothing in his back ground has raised red flags. some of the more than 100 injured were able to walk themselves into emergency rooms. hoboken's mayor tells us she visited some of them today. >> there were also stories, beautiful stories of commuters and fellow people helping each other through this crisis. >> reporter: but injuries from flying debris were too severe for one person. this city is mourning the young mother killed standing on a train platform. >> this is a tragedy. all of hoboken is with them. >> reporter: drew smith, nbc 10 news. the similar train crash happened at the same station inç
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2011. a path commuter train injured more than 30 people. the engineer failed to slow down the train as it came into the station. and the national transportation safety board says it will be looking at whether positive train control, ptc, could have prevent the deadly crash in hoe hoaken. ptc is fully active on the northeast corridor and nearly 100% active on septa's rail system. new jersey transit's most recent filings showed no locomotives or track segments equipped with ptc. the safety system is designed to prevent accidents by automatically slowing or stopping trains that are going too fast. stay with nbc 10 news and the nbc 10 app for continuing coverage of the deadly new jersey transit train crash. meanwhile, wilmington firefighters jerry fickes and chris leach made the ultimate sacrifice. >> the two veterans died in a row house fire that was intentionally set.
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the two will be laid to rest today. pamela osborne is live in wilmington with more on this story. pamela? >> tracy, vai, today will be another day of mourning here in wilmington. last night, hundreds of firefighters traveled from all over the region to pay their respects to firefighter jerry fickes. he and lieutenant christopher leach were killed while fighting a fire at a row home on saturday. a public memorial was held last night for fickes. people who know him tell us he was amazing and dynamic, that he loved his family and the fire department. his fellow firefighters gathered to remember him on the same day they learned that the fire both men died fighting was arson. 27-year-old beatrice ruiz was arrested yesterday and charged with the deaths of the two fallen firefighters. firefighters tell us they're relying on each other now more than ever. >> firefighters have a tradition
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gf brotherhood. if something happens to one, it happens to all of us. you know, we all group together and do what we have to do to support each other. >> and private funerals will take place later today. there will also be a public memorial to honor both men tomorrow morning. reporting live in wilmington, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. pamela, thanks. 4:35 right now. delaware authorities are warning about a fund-raising scam they say is exploiting the firefighters' deaths. the state's consumer fraud unit set scammers are calling delaware homes asking for donations that would supposedly go to the families of the fallen heroes. the delaware department of justice says crooks often try to use tragic current events to steal people's money. if you want to help the families, officials suggest you call the wilmington fire department directly. philadelphia officials are talking about ways to keep members of the asian community safe in olney. the police department and city
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counselman david oh hosted a public meeting last night. 4:36. happening right now, president obama is in jerusalem to attend the funeral for shimon peres, you're looking live right now as mr. obama is delivering the eulogy for the former president and former prime minister of israel. we'll take a moment here and listen in. >> choose life. for shimon, let us choose life as he did, make his work our own. may god bless his memory, may god bless this country and this world that he loved so dearly. >> the president said peres showed that justice and hope are at the heart of the zionist ideal. peres died wednesday after suffering a stroke. president obama presented peres with the presidential medal of freedom in 2012 saying no other
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individual had done as much to bring our two nations closer together. the bridgegate trial, the prosecution's key witness said aides close to governor chris christie prepared a bogus cover story for one of his top staffers during a conference call. bill baroni is one of two defendants charged with arranging lane closures that caused gridlock at the george washington bridge in 2013. yesterday, david wildstein testified. baroni's defense said wildstein changed his story from previous testimony. and now to decision 2016 and upset over an advertisement. >> this donald trump commercial shows the republican candidate shaking hands with some of the finest -- some of phoenix's finest. hear why police in the city say you should not believe everything you see. a woman was hit and killed
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by a truck that never stopped two years ago. ahead, hear who philadelphia police just arrested. live view from downtown wilmington. a drenching rain this morning. 58 degrees. that rain is coming down at a rate of about two-thirds an inch an hour according to the latest doppler radar. your neighborhood forecast, just ahead. katie mcginty: franny, johnny, mikey, maureen, jimmy,
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good morning, everyone. i'm francesca ruscio. watching construction on the schuylkill expressway, right around montgomery drive. it's off to the shoulder, not really affecting traffic in and out of the city. for the most part, the roadways are very wet. allow extra time as you head out the door. watching for flooding around girard and 95. look at the 95 travel times. it will take you 13 minutes. from the blue route to woodhaven, it will take you around 13 minutes as well.
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watch the wet conditions. when i começ back, i'll take a look at the vine street expressway. now nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 4:41 and the rain keeps on coming. that's a dreary, windy view from cape may, new jersey. a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel, beach avenue is getting a washdown this morning. so is wilmington, delaware. frawley stadium, a steady rain is moving through northern delaware. the steadiest and heaviest in delaware is right in central delaware. middletown, smyrna, it's exiting the kent county area where flood warnings are in effect. close to 6 inches of rain is on the ground. northern new castle county, just to the north of wilmington, it's a heavier rainfall, moving into concord. sunshine not happening for reading. not this morning, not this afternoon. the rain will be hanging in there. new jersey, steady light rain at this hour. you can see gloucester is getting some of that light rain and the wind, that's going to be with us through the day.
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hour by hour forecast, there will be improvement like yesterday, we saw the heaviest rain overnight and into the morning commute. by 7:00 this morning, scattered to mainly light showers. the wind will still be blowing. it will still feel like it's coming down heavily. 10:00 this morning, you'll still need the umbrella. 1:00 we'll start to see heavier downpours moving into new jersey and some of the suburbs as well into bucks county. and the threat of more showers as we go into the afternoon and evening hours. at 6:30 this evening, those steadier showers in philadelphia and new jersey, scattered showers in the suburbs and in delaware. a look at your weekend forecast. there may be a little bit of sunshine but there's still a chance of showers for much of the area. take a look at that when i come back in just a few minutes. tracy? new plans are in the works to strengthen the sand along new jersey's 127 miles of coast. >> work is already under way in several communities but next, hear why this spring progress
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will finallyç come to miles of beach left vulnerable and ravaged by hurricane sandy. good thing it's only practice. see what happened during the pros and a fan during an unofficial round of the ryder cup.
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4:45. good morning, wilmington. steady rain is moving through the area ahead of another wet day. first alert meteorologist bill henley has you covered. he has your neighborhood forecast in just minutes. and now new information in the new york/new jersey bombing case. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news investigators believe the suspect ahmad rahami was spotted entering a manhattan train on the night of the chelsea explosion earlier this month. the blast injured more than 30 people. a second device did not explode. investigators say it appears rahami was seen on surveillance
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video walking in new york's penn station. new details in a deadly hit and run case that happened nearly two years ago. christopher cook has been arrested with involuntary manslaughter. investigate ares say he was behind the wheel of either a pickup or tow truck that sped off after hitting and killing tere teresa pozzi. an anonymous tip led them to cook. a tulsa police officer who shot and killed an unarmed african-american man is expected to plead not guilty to first degree manslaughter charges in court today. she experienced what's called auditory exclusion, a condition where she was so hyperfocused on her confrontation with terence crutcher that she didn't hear the other officers arriving on the scene or even hear the shot she fired. prosecutors say she acted unreasonably. now to decision 2016, officials in phoenix are demanding that donald trump stop using a tv ad that seems to
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suggest police in the city support his campaign. >> it's really quick but the uniformed officers at what appears to be an airport with the word together written over the video. the phoenix city attorney says the ad wrongfully suggests the officers endorse trump. he says that's not the case since the police department doesn't support or endorse any candidate for president. nbc news could not reach trump's campaign for a comment. meanwhile, an arizona newspaper says it received death threats and subscription cancellations since it endorsed hillary clinton. it was the first time the arizona republic's 126-year history that it supported a democrat for president. another paper is making history by urging readers to vote against donald trump. "usa today" published a consider teak of the republican nominee yesterday. the paper says in its 36-year history it hasn't been compelled to make such a statement until now. according to the article, the editorial board was unanimous in saying trump was unfit for the presidency.
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4:47. 58 degrees outside. at the jersey shore, the state is taking the next step in its ongoing dune battle to seize beach front land from property owners. the process has been slowed by lawsuits. beach front owners fighting the state saying it's an illegal land grab. the agency solicited bids for work on monday. though some home owners vow to keep fighting. the state wants to build protective sand dunes along the entire 127-mile coastline in the wake of hurricane sandy. earlier this year, a judge ruled that the state can seize beach front land in margate owned by the city to restart a $40 million project to protect the shore there. the plan affects a handful of beach front property owners and it would not be an abuse of the state's power to take their land. 4:48. back in ocean county, officials are hoping a reconstruction project in seaside heights will draw more tourists. work began this week to double the size of the casino pier adding new attractions by next summer. you may remember the scene from
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2012 and hurricane sandyç wash the pier's roller coaster into the ocean. the storm and the boardwalk fire, the following year hit the town's tourism industry hard. >> yes, it was devastating and it definitely hurt our town. but we're coming back from that. we're hoping we can start fresh and start new. >> the pier project is continuing despite a legal challenge to a land swap that makes the expansion possible. 4:49. 58 degrees outside. and wet. you know it will be slow going along the roads. >> looks like flooding and ponding on i-95. let's turn to first alert traffic reporter francesca ruscio for that. >> vai, tracy, potential flooding around girard avenue out on 95. a live shot, we're doing okay, light traffic in terms of this time of morning. look at the water reflecting on the roadways this morning. this is the rain from overnight. it's still misting in some cases. for the most part, driving into the city, watch for ponding and puddling. again, just use caution. we're looking at malfunctioning
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traffic lights along route 73 right around jackson road. this is on both sides. what you need to know is it's not creating any lane closures, use caution driving along that stretch of route 73 in berlin, new jersey. also, too, watching this accident west norriton. this is along the intersection of main street and school lane. again, use caution. no reported problems or delay d. not affecting traffic. deptford, live shot at route 42 at route 41. there's not a whole lot of traffic at this hour. within i come back, we'll take a look at the vine and the schuylkill expressway. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> ten minutes before 5:00. the rain is coming down at philadelphia international. that's a live view and it's a windy rain again. much of the area is getting steady, light rain. with the northeasterly winds today, that will be up to 18 miles an hour in philadelphia and steady at the shore. much of the day will feel like
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heavy rain. there are heavy areas of rainfall, moving throughç delaware and into the suburbs. light rain and some breaks in the rainfall for gloucester and camden county. no break this morning for delaware. flood warnings in effect for central delaware to the north, coastal flood advisory in effect, along the delaware. delaware bay and the atlantic coastline for the jersey shore. and the delaware beaches. that happens from 7:00 this morning on as high tide and heavy rainfall will combine to produce some flooding, possibly moderate flooding right along the coast. the heaviest rain in southern delaware but those rain showers are on the move and they produce tremendous amount of rain for much of the area. an inch for northern chester county, more than two inches in cumberland county. two inches even in western salem county. look at the rainfall for the wilmington area. so the south of these are where the impressive totals are, closing in on 7 inches of rain over the last 24 hours in dover and in southwestern kent county,
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more than a foot of rain in eastern sussex county in southern delaware. it is still raining there this morning. so flooding is a threat for today. your hour by hour forecast shows 11:30 this morning, look at the rain coming back into new jersey. there will be breaks in the precipitation. like we saw yesterday, breaks of sunshine not going to see it today. the chance of showers will continue right on into the weekend. this is tomorrow morning. look at the showers, showers scattered around delaware and into the suburbs. just like today and during the day and into the evening hours. that's saturday evening at 11:00. still the potential for heavy downpours. the weekend threat continues. for today, delaware, new jersey, philadelphia area. under a first alert through today, thanks to heavy rainfall. flash flood threat and the threat of moderate coastal flooding. your weekend, dreary on saturday. i'm not expecting heavy rain but showers will be in the area for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. right through new jersey and the jersey shore in delaware.
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and then the showers taper off on sunday and it someç breaks sunshine, we warm into the 70s. >> thank you, bill. finally, getting back on track. >> after months of delays and modified schedules, know know when septa's regional rail will be restored. we'll tell you when thousands of commuters will see things back to normal. next, taking on the pros. you have to see this video. see what happens when a fan didn't like what he saw during a practice round of the ryder cup. >> come show us, come on out of there. after another close vote, the winner of our high school blitz game of the week is st. joseph at pennsville. the game got 49% of the vote. approve this message.
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i'd look her right in that fat ugly face of hers. she's a slob. she ate like a pig. a person who's flat chested is very hard to be a 10. does she have a good body? no. does she have a fat [expletive]? absolutely. do you treat women with respect? i can't say that either.
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good morning, everyone. francesca ruscio here. watching a multivehicle accident that just took place on the westbound side of the schuylkill
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expressway, right around the exit for the vine street expressway. there is a lane closure. take a look at traffic trying to crawl by. you do see police activity on the scene. we'll be watching this accident. when i come back in the next couple minutes we'll see if this accident is still in place and we'll take a look at 95 in the 5:00 hour. four minutes before 5:00. remember the scene from a camden football game earlier this month? nearly the entire woodrow wilson football team knelt in protest. last night, that team's coach spoke at villanova university. preston brown who also knelt during the anthem spoke at a discussion for more than an hour at villanova's law school. he addressed the topic of social activism and protest in sports. a $10 million state grant will help create the fashion outlets of if. the former gallery shopping center will transform into the new outlets and open in 2018. the instant grant will pay to improve walking areas to make it
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easier to get to the outlets from various venues. th projects will create 2,100 jobs. nascar rolls into dover international speedway. there will be an east race, an xfinity race and a sprint cup race on sunday. students and staff at the pennsylvania school of veterinary medicine will get a first look at a new tv series that features their program. they will watch "life at vu." during a preview party. the show follows six students. the casts will get to walk a red carpet ahead of today's screening. this is a story we've been talking about all morning, watching all morning. you have to see it. golf's ryder cup starts today in minnesota. >> but yesterday during a practice round, one golf fan got a chance to put his money where his mouth is.
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david johnson, he's heckling several european players over a putt they couldn't make, a 12-footer. sweden's patrick stenson says come on out here, big guy. come out here and try this. johnson then steps up, now justin rose puts a $100 bill next to the golf ball. look what he does. boom. >> sweet. >> look at him. he's like tiger woods. >> see, i told you guys. >> pumping his arms and fist bumping, hugging guys. afterwards johnson couldn't believe it. >> i never fully realized what just happened. overall that was a pretty cool experience. i'd go ahead and do that again. >> wow. you can watch the ryder cup on nbc this weekend. of course, we'll keep seeing that video over and over. >> i think the pros should be careful before they say, "you think you can do this?"
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>> the guy is from north dakota. how big is north dakota in the news these days in sports? >> wqá @(t&háhp &hc% >> now for more of the stories we're following right now on nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. a deadly train crash in north jersey. this morning, transit officials are looking for answers. we're live in hoboken with the latest on the investigation and what's happening today. remembering fallen heroes as we learn more in the case of two firefighters killed in wilmington. we'll tell you how they're being honored today. here's a look at the nbc 10 weather radar as we track more rain and potential for more flooding in parts of our area. nbc 10 news starts now. >> it is 5:00 a.m., friday. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. we have heavy rain and some possibility of flooding and others. bill, fill us in. tell us what's going on. >> we are under a first alert.
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we saw that heavy, dran drenchin with strong, gusting winds. heavy rainfall fell through much of the area overnight. if you're heading out the door, grab your umbrella. there's much more rain on the way and it tens into the weekend. the threat for today runs through today and into tonight. we're looking at more periods of heavy rainfall, a flash flood threat and moderate coastal flooding, not just along the atlantic but along the coast of the delaware bay and delaware river as well. we'll be watching that closely through the morning. look at that line of showers moving through delaware and into the suburbs. some of it reaching towards philadelphia this morning. the steadier, heavier showers, more than five inches, closer to six inches of rain on the ground in kent county where flood warnings are in effect to the north. showers moving through the area. they've been tapering off in the last hour in reading and northern chester county, still moderate showers there. won't be an all-da

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