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. 5:30. right now on "nbc 10 news today," one person is dead, more than 100 are hurt after this nj transit train crash. hear what investigators are now doing as the train service deals with a major disruption. >> could that crash have been prevented? that's one of the questions federal officials are trying to answer. hear about the technology that's on almost all septa trains that could have stopped this.
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and this morning, we're tracking heavy rain across the entire region and the potential for flooding in parts of it. this is the nbc 10 first alert weather radar. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill is dealing with the rain this morning. bill? >> like yesterday, it's the same pattern we were dealing with yesterday. yesterday morning, heavy rainfall. showers on and off. today the same thing. with heavy rainfall overnight, we're looking at a flood threat for delaware, new jersey and the philadelphia area. in fact, not only this morning but through today there's a possibility of heavy rainfall which will bring a flash flood threat. we're also looking at coastal flooding today, along the atlantic coast for the jersey shore and the delaware beaches. and along the coast of delaware bay and into delaware river. moderate coastal flooding is a possibility. overnight, you may have heard
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downpours through delaware into south jersey and the suburbs. some of the heaviest rain right now moved into southern kent county. this is an area -- just into southern new castle county. it's moved through kent county which is seeing heavy rainfall overnight. those heavy downpours are slowly moving to the south. towson, middleton, you're in the path of the heavier showers. moderate showers in allentown and scattered spots of heavier rainfall to the west of redding this morning. meanwhile, new jersey, seeing some breaks in the rainfall. that's temporary. it's going to be on and off showers, mainly light showers into burlington county, camden and gloucester counties. the steadier rain is in salem in cumberland county. another dreary day today, which means the temperatures are not going to warm up much. we're in the 50s, those steady northeasterly winds for the lehigh valley, philadelphia, the suburbs, that will keep us from
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warming into the 70s which is normal for this time of year. it will be low to mid-60s this afternoon. in new jersey, ç65 degrees for inland areas and at the shore. i'll take a look at these forecasts hour by hour when i come back in just a few minutes. first it's your first alert traffic with francesca ruscio. very busy on the roadways this morning. we're looking at an accident on route 422 at trooper road. you do see a lane restriction. it's a multivehicle accident. this is on the eastbound side. trying to get towards the schuylkill expressway from route 29 towards the schuylkill, we are seeing a bit of a backup. it's going to take you about 10 to 15 minutes or so. once you get past this accident, the cars start to pick up and you can head towards the schuylkill that way. right now this is in play and it is affecting travel speeds and times on 422. conshohocken right now watching this on crawford avenue and front street. no reported problems or delays. it has been in play for the last 15 minutes. over in west norriton, we're still watching this accident on
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main street and school lane. yes, it's a busy morning on the majors. over in new jersey when i come back, plus, we'll take a look at the schuylkill expressway. >> 5:34 this morning, hoboken, rail service in and out of the city is canceled while investigators try to figure out what caused that deadly train crash at the station. >> nbc 10's matt delucia is live in hoboken this morning. what's happening right now? >> well, tracy and vai, it is still an active scene and investigation at this hour. still unclear what caused new jersey transit train 1614 to crash through the terminal in hoboken yesterday. you can see bright lights out there. some of the investigators have been doing their work not just through yesterday but throughout the night and throughout the morning. the ntsb is here. they have access to the locomotive. the severe damage to the station has kept them out of the rest of the train. more then 100 people on and off the train were injured. one person was killed. the engineer was also injured here. he is said to be cooperating
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with the ntsb investigation. the vice chairwoman says part oç the building's canopy is resting on one of the train cars. train 1614 crashed into the terminal, witnesses say, at a much faster speed than the 10 mile-per-hour speed limit as it is coming into the terminal to stop. investigators will be looking at everything from mechanical issues, signals, track issues, also what the engineer was doing at the time and any other potential causes. the agency expects to be on the scene for a week to ten days. here now from some of the people who were witnessing this on the train and off. >> it came in at a high rate of speed. went through the bumper block, through the air, took the ceiling out. >> i hear this loud noise, like nails on a chalkboard, metal on metal. >> i thought people would be pinned where we were. we were able to climb over seats and get out the window. >> there was just a deafening silence for a few moments and then all these screams just sort
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of pouring out. >> the 34-year-old was standing on the platform here. the hoboken resident and mom was killed by falling debris. the station normally has around 15,000 people coming through it every day. not today. it is shout down. only investigators inside at the moment. hopefully getting better access to the rail cars today and figure out what went wrong. live in hoboken this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. a similar train accident happened same station in 2011. a p.a.t.h. commuter train injured more than 30 people. in that case, the engineer failed to slow down the train as it came into the station. the national transportation safety board says it will be looking at whether positive train control or ptc could have prevent the deadly crash in hoboken. reports filed with the federal railroad administration show ptc is fully active on amtrak's
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northeast corridor and nearly 100% active on septa's rail system.ç the safety system is designed to prevent accidents by automatically slowing or stopping trains that are going too fast. and this morning in wilmington, paying final respects. today two firefighters two died in the line of duty will be laid to rest. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in wilmington this morning. pamela? >> tracy, vai, we're joining you now from one of the firehouses of one of those fallen firefighters. take a look. you can see a memorial of flowers, a couple american flags there, all left outside of this department. there will be yet another day of mourning here in wilmington. last night, hundreds of firefighters from all over the region traveled here to pay their respects to firefighter jerry fickes. he and lieutenant christopher leach were killed while fighting a row home fire on saturday. a public memorial was held last
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nature for fickes. people who know him told us there he was amazing, dynamic, that he loved his family and fire department. his fellow fair fighter gathered to remember him on the same day they learned the fire, both men died fighting was arson. 27 years beatrice ruiz was arrested yesterday and charged with the deaths of both firefighters. some of their colleagues tell us they are relying on each other now more than ever before. >> we go in there, risk our lives every day and then for someone to intentionally set a fire, it's horrible. >> and private funerals will be held later today for both men. tomorrow morning there will be a public memorial service to honor both of their lives. reporting live in wilmington, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. new information in the new york/new jersey bombing case. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news investigators believe the
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suspect, ahmad rahami was spotted entering manhunt on a train the night ofç chelsea explosion earlier this month. the blast injured month are than 30 people. a second device did not explode. it appears rahami was seen on surveillance video walking on new york's penn station. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 21 minutes before 6:00. look at the rain coming down in south philadelphia. there's the ballpark. sunshine not happening today. but we will get some breaks in the rainfall. it's not going to be an all-day rainfall. like yesterday, we're starting with some areas of heavier rain. philadelphia is getting light rain. some of the suburbs seeing good downpours into the phoenixville area, norristown getting steady, light rain. it's coming through delaware in middletown to get some of the heavier downpours. new jersey, a few spots in salem and cumberland counties. further to the northeast, the rain is lighter. the wind is still blowing. that wind at 17 miles an hour in
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philadelphia. 58 degrees. look at those temperatures, barely moving, low 60s at lunch time. the steady showers, the heavier showers will taper off. it will be scattered lighter showers this morning and some breaks in the rainfall, especially this afternoon. that's when temperatures will come up a couple degrees but held down by the winds. same deal in the suburbs, cloudy skies, rain right now. showers on and off and that steady northeasterly wind, 50s for the morning into the afternoon. just the low 60s today. and the lehigh valley, getting some downpours this morning. a 16 mile-an-hour wind right now. 54 degrees at 8:00. 50s right on through the day. a chilly day with that northeasterly wind and showers on and off in the lehigh valley. you'll need your umbrella in new jersey, too, even though the rain is lighter this morning, we'll see occasional showers. there's still a potential for a downpour at some point during the morning. that's 10:00 this morning. 64 degrees at noontime. northeasterly winds right around 15 miles an hour with some
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higher gusts during the day. you'll see stronger winds at the shore. it's an 18ç mile-an-hour wind right now. that should top 20 miles an hour at 8:00 and 10:00 this morning. there is a coastal flood threat for the jersey shore. minor flooding possible from 7:00 to noontime today at the jersey shore. and delaware along the coastline, that same flood threat. 58 degrees of steady and heavy rain this morning. scattered showers and mostly cloudy and cool through the day. look at the weekend forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, 5:41. already it looks like there's a parking lot at 422 this morning. >> let's get you updated. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter francesca ruscio has that. >> tracy, vai, absolutely. we are seeing a jam on the eastbound side of route 422 right around trooper road. eastbound travel times from route 29 to the schuylkill expressway, you are going to be in quite a bit of a jam. we are seeing delays that are reported, travel speeds in the teens and 20s right now. it is extremely backed up.
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we'll have more on this while it's still in play. watching for an accident, conshohocken, around crawford avenue and front street. i'm also looking for an accident around king of prussia. ad controversy. donald trump is now involved in another controversy. this time it's over a commercial. just ahead, we'll tell you why some are upset with this ad. and some hometown honor for tina fey. we'll tell you why the tv star is being recognized by temple.
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5:45. good morning, delaware county. here's a live look from the 69th street transportation center in upper darby. we are tracking heavy rain and the potential for flooding across our region today. police have made an arrest in a deadly hit and run that happened nearly two years ago. christopher cook was taken into custody, charging him with involuntary manslaughter. investigator say he was behind the wheel of a pickup or tow truck that sped off after hitting and killing teresa pozzi. it happened in december of 2014. police say an anonymous tip led them to cook. quarter to 6:00 a.m. this friday at the bridgegate trial, the prosecution's key witness says aides close to governor
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chris christie prepared a bogus cover story for one of his top staffers during a conference call. yesterday, former port authority executive wildstein. wildstein changed his story from previous testimony. >> decision 2016, city officials in phoenix are demanding donald trump stops using a tv ad that seems to suggest police in the city support his campaign. >> it is really quick. the phoenix city attorney says the ad wrongfully suggests the officers endorse trump. he says that's not the case since the police department there does not support or endorse any candidate for president. nbc news could not reach trump's campaign for comment on the
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story. an arizona newspaper says it received death threats andç 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 critique 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. yet they still did not endorse anyone. election systems in at least 20 states have been attacked by hackers and security experts say pennsylvania is the most vulnerable state to this kind of attack. intelligence sources tell nbc news there's no doubt the russians are trying to influence the presidential election saying there's a direct link between the country and hacking activity.
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a security expert says pennsylvania's voting system would be a prime target for hackers because it uses mostly electronic voting machines and many don't have a paper trail. plus, it's a swing state. of course, count on nbc 10 for decision 2016 coverage as we couldn't down to the general election. for updates from the campaign trail and our interviews with the presidential candidates, just tap the nbc 10 app. well, honors are coming for upper da--by's tina fey. she will be presented with temple's lou klein media award. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 12 minutes before 6:00. it's a dreary start. the rain has been coming down overnight. philadelphia's rain and wind. we've seen steady rain in wilmington, too. light rain in the wilmington area. there are heavy downpours in delaware moving into the
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suburbs. if you're moving out the door, stand by for another day very much like yesterday. a lot of it has to do with the wind that's steady even when we got breaks in the rain yesterday. the winds keeping the clouds in place and making the rain feel like it's coming down leitner new jersey. this morning's commute for wilmington, philadelphia, into new jersey and the suburbs is going to be challenging with the rain. the heavier showers in upper montgomery county and into berks county. the allentown area seeing pretty good rainfall. if you're heading farther to the north in the poconos, that's all rain for scranton this morning. the rain totals have been impressive and we expect more during the day today. there's still more coming down. more than an inch and a half on the ground. the last 24 hours in pottstown, wilmington, 2 1/2 inches and close to 2 inches in vineland. but just to the south, middletown and into kent conte,
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some very high totals, almost 7 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in dover and topping a foot of rain in parts of sussex county to the south. the flood threat continues. first alert, that continues for delaware, new jersey, the philadelphia area through today. heavy rain at times, especially this morning. a flash flood threat and coastal flooding. that's a possibility during the day today. as far as the weekend is concerned, we will see some improvement. saturday, not a lot. not heavy rainfall but we will see enough wet weather in the area, enough clouds to keep the temperatures in the 60s. then showers send morning but expect to see sunshine in the afternoon, break through those clouds at least a little bit. most of the area will warm into the 70s for sunday. the real dry is due in next week. >> thanks, bill. wet roads making for slow going for your ride to work on this friday morning. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter francesca ruscio is looking at the cameras for us what are you seeing?
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>> vai, tracy, busy)áájjt on the marriages. we're looking at an accident in king of prussia area, this on the westbound side of the schuylkill expressway. both lanes remain closed approaching 202. it's causing a delay, five to ten minutes on the westbound side. if you have a morning routine of traveling on the westbound side of the schuylkill expressway around this time, it remains closed. this is within the king of prussia area. still watching this accident on route 422 along trooper road. it was a multivehicle accident earlier. one lane was restricted. now it looks like it created quite a bit of a backup, approaching route 29 towards the schuylkill on the eastbound side. you are delayed. travel speeds in the teens and 20s right now. over in berlin, new jersey, we're still watching malfunctioning traffic lights. this is along route 73 and jackson road. no road closures, use caution driving out and about along that stretch of route 73. again, watch for the malfunctioning traffic lights.
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i'll have more on the accidents when i come back. a sports heckler gets the last laugh. how a golf fan who was calling out the pros got to put his money where his mouth is. after another close vote, the winner of our high school blitz game of the week is st. joseph of south jersey at pennsville. the matchup got 49% of the vote. just ening out springfield delco at ridley. watch the nbc 10 news at 11:00 tonight for complete high school football highlights.
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good friday morning, everyone. francesca ruscio here watching a multivehicle accident that took place earlier on route 422 at route 23. there was a lane restriction. traffic is crawling to get by towards the schuylkill. we are seeing travel delays up to 5 to 10 minutes. a look at 95 when i'm back in the next several minutes. five before 6:00. the unbeaten eagles are off this weekend but are still making news. >> they are boasting a pair of honorees for the opening month. carson wentz is your nfl rookie
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of the month. it came the day after he earned the nfc player of the week award after his win against the steelers. the eagles defense got some love. defensive end fletcher cox named the nfc defensive player of the month. he had 11 tackles, three sacks an a forced fumble. it's his first career player of the month award. the eagles next game is a week from sunned in detroit against the lions. kickoff is slated for 1:00. meanwhile, golf's ryder cup starts today in minnesota. >> yesterday, during a practice round one golf fan got a chance to put his money where his mouth is. golf fan david johnson heckled several european players offer a putt they just couldn't make. sweden's patrick stenson. >> look at him waving him over. really, guy, you're going to mouth off? you come try it. so he does. >> johnson accepted the ç
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invitation, was not fazed when justin rose but a 100 dollar bill next to the ball. >> nails it. >> the crowd goes wild. >> afterward johnson couldn't believe it. >> i don't think i fully realized what just happened. overall that was a cool experience. i'd go ahead and do that again. >> he's doing pressers now. watch the ryder cup on nbc this weekend. can hardly wait. three minutes before 6:00. our coverage on the deadly new jersey transit train crash continues. matt delucia is live in hoboken, talking about what's happening today. plus, we're answering the question, where is the safest place to sit on a train. >> you're watching "nbc 10 news today." three minutes before 6:00 and 58 degrees outside as we take a live look at the rain, wet roads. >> wet everywhere.
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tracking showers, a live look now at the first alert radar as rain moves through delaware into the philadelphia suburbs. an a live look right now in delaware where you see the roads are wet. right now, there's a flood warning in kent county. and our coverage on the deadly nj transit train crash continues this morning. we'll tell you what's happening with the investigation today. plus, where is the safest place to sit on a train? >> nbc 10 news starts now. >> 6:00 a.m. this friday morning. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. if you're waking up with us in philadelphia in the philadelphia area, new jersey or delaware, you're under a first alert. take a look at this video from bethany beach. 5s of rain has


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