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right now on "nbc 10 news today," we're live on the scene where investigators are trying to figure out what sparked this fast-moving fire. outrage from a local mother over this lesson that her daughter brought him. hear why she wouldn't let her child do the assignment and how the school is responding. holding them accountable. just two weeks after a train crash killed one woman and hurt more than ç100 others, new jery transit is already facing a lawsuit. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. pretty nice day, considering. it's mid-october, we'll get mid-octobers temperatures. let's get with meteorologist krystal klei for the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. krystal? >> you're exactly right. temperatures going to be perfectly average for this time of year. the suburbs, 45 degrees. same situation for new jersey and 41 in the lehigh valley. obviously still dark out there. sunrise just after 7:00 a.m.
expected. winds are calm to light right now. that's going to continue through your afternoon. partly cloudy conditions as well as we move through the afternoon, temperatures bumping up to the mid to upper 60s. 69 in philadelphia and 67 in the lehigh valley. delaware at 68 degrees. these temperatures into the upper 60s today will be accompanied by the nice mix of sun and clouds. here's a look at your radar and satellite. what you're seeing, we have some scattered clouds, mostly sitting off to our west. this is ahead of rain well to our west at this point. those scattered clouds will roll in throughout today. we also have some that built in as we moved overnight from the east. so cloud/sun mix today. the big difference from yesterday. otherwise it's a similar forecast, more changes expected by your thursday. we'll run through those coming up in just a bit. now let's head to traffic with jessica boyington. >> we have a ramp closure this morning, should be clearing about this time. watch for construction crews in the area. and new construction layout as well in the area of 295 and the
42 freeway. right now, the ramp closure is 295 on the northbound side around the black horse pike. that ramp will be closed. it may set you back just a bit. on 295, again, a different area, route 70 in cherry hill, a southbound drive time, 38 towards the black horse pike. no problems or delays there. a 12-minute trip. average speeds say into the 70s. maybe slow down out there. that's a little fast for you. 422 looks great as well. eastbound drive time here from 29 to the schuylkill of just nine minutes. average speeds still into the 50s. no problems there. we'll check in with the vine street expressway, see if that construction is clear when i come back. vai? >> this morning, philadelphia police and fire crews are trying to find out why a fire destroyed a local pizza shop and a nearby garage. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on the scene in the city's tacony section. matt, what happened? >> the fire is still under investigation right now. you can see the fire crews have since left. that garage is right behind me. first i want to show you the
area we're looking at right now. it is pretty dark. this area right here in the center, that is the garage that burned down. not a terribly large structure. just behind me, this is what's left of it. right next door, became a much bigger problem when the fire spread to this pizza shop, down here on the first floor and the apartment is up there on the second floor. take a look at this cell phone video. heavy flames and smoke coming from this area last night around 11:00. we're on magee avenue, the tacony section. the firefighters worked into the night, trying to putç this outs quickly as possible. one witness who was on the scene tells us it got so intense, he was standing across the street and pieces of the garage were flying off in his direction. now, some of the folks who were out here said they believe someone lives upstairs in this building next door but, again, no reports of any injuries this morning. that is the good news here.
as we take another live look, this pizza shop, nonstop pizza it's called, sustained quite a bit of damage. it's unclear what was being stored inside this garage. investigators are looking into what started this fire late last night. ative in tacony, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, matt. a delaware mother says she's outraged over a reading assignment brought home by her daughter who attends a sussex county middle school. >> the scholastic company put out this article adapted from an article "new york times" in the for classroom use. it's called blue and black, talking about recent high-profile police-involved shootings of african-americans. jill, who is the wife of a police officer, says the bulk of the article sends a message that police cannot be trusted. she tells us she would not allow her daughter to use the article to do her home work. >> because i think it's totally one sided. i think it's promoting racism.
i think it's pretty much telling young kids that the cops are bad people. >> jill says school administrators told her they would not use the article again but scholastic told us they take special care to address controversial issues and they have received positive feedback on this. the federal aviation administration is investigating an incident between two planes at newark airport. a lufthansa plane and united airways flight clipped wings yesterday afternoon. no one was hurt. a man seriously injured during last month's fatal train crash in hoboken plans to file a lawsuit. >> he wants to hold new jersey transit accountable for safety failures that led up to the crash. 66-year-old sheldon kess suffered a broken nose, deep cuts to his head and face and partially amputated finger. the crash killed one woman on
the platform in hoboken and injured more then 100 others. kess says he hopes his actions can help prevent another crash. >> i need to know, why did this happen? how did it happen? and who should be held accountable? >> investigators say the train was going twice the 10 mile-per-hour speed limit when it crashed through a platform at the terminal. the city of philadelphia paid mail room employees more than $9,000 in overtime for hours that they never worked. that's according to a report from the city controller's office. the city controller allen butkovitz discussed this. he said surveillance video taken over an eight-week period found that nearly 300 overtime hours were wrongly claimed. the mail center supervisor and administrative officer both knowingly certified the o.t. >> this is fraud. it should never be tolerated. notç only did it waste tax
dollars but it decreased productivity and created a hostile work environment. >> the findings of the investigation have been sent to the d.a.'s office for further review. a supervisor and administrative officer have since resigned from their positions. today, cumberland county college will hold a ceremony to remember victims of domestic violence. students will also collect nonperishable food and clothing to donate to a cumberland county safe house. meanwhi meanwhile, in delaware, governor jack markell proclaimed october domestic violence awareness month. he recognized organizations that provide help to victims of domestic violence. 5:07. 50 degrees outside right now. eagles offensive lineman lane johnson will have to serve a ten-game suspension for violating the nfl's policy on performance enhancing drugs. he lost his appeal. his attorney released a statement saying the suspension was upheld. he'll be eligible to play the
final two games of the regular season. eagles executive vice president of football operations howie roseman released a statement saying in part, we're very disappointed that lane johnson has been suspended ten games. his actions have affected the entire organization. he has no choice but to hold himself accountable to jeffrey lurie, coach pederson, the staff and our fans. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> there's a look at those areas of fog out there this morning. this is your visibility map. a 10 is the max you'll see on a map like this. mt. pocono up to 8, reading as well. we're seeing patchy fogz. blue bell, dense fog, picking up with one mile for visibility. we shift over into parts of new jersey, mt. holly at 2 1/2 for visibility. some areas are seeing a bit of fog this morning. nothing that will spread across the entire board but in spot areas you may feel the effects.
we drop down to the shore. visibility good for wilmington, dover and wildwood. for your forecast today, temperatures will be bumping up more than yesterday. this morning, temperatures are a little warmer than yesterday as well. which is good news if you weren't a fan of the 30s. 52 your treatment at 8:00 a.m. getting to the upper 60s by this afternoon with a good mix of clouds and sunshine. the mix is across the board. 47, 8:00 a.m. in the suburbs. 61 by your lunch time. looking around the low 60s by lunch in the lehigh valley with 66 at 4:00 p.m. in delaware, 67 by 4:00 p.m. similar in new jersey with the the temperature bumping up to more cloudy conditions. that does continue through the shore as well. mid-60s by noon. let's take a look at your radar and satellite map. this is a closer view here. you see throughout our zone right now, not a lot to track, just some clouds rolling by. those clouds may thicken up a bit throughout this afternoon. don't expect them to be producing rain. the only rain we might see would
clip parts of the lehigh valley tomorrow. we'll track that with our future model coming up in a few minutes. let's compare philadelphia to delaware. the warmup, upper 60s to the lower 70s. both locations through thursday. then you see that dip down as we move along into your çfriday. saturday starting to pick back up. by sunday we're at 73 in philadelphia. >> thank you, krystal. 5:10 on this wednesday morning. let's get a look at traffic for those headed to work or school. >> jess starts us off on the vine street expressway. jess, i avoided it completely today. >> right. it was closed this morning and yesterday morning. sometimes on mondays it's not closed. if you tune in to us, we'll let you know. vine street expressway back open now. we're watching the cameras around 16th street. the east and westbound side back open. typically closed to 5:10 or so with construction clearing out
of the way between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. traffic is moving along just fine there. out in hunting park, we are watching for the building fire closing part of broad street around pike street. your alternate there. follow local detours and see actually the surrounding roads are still in the green. there's no traffic backups right now. still early for that. you can take old york road. that runs directly by the scene. that could be an alternate as well. it is flu season. if you're planning to get vaccinated, health officials say you cannot avoid the needle. still ahead, why they believe another popular message just doesn't work. plus, a transformation that's putting a vacant school to good use. coming up, we'll take you to south philadelphia where the former box technical school building is benefiting the entire community. most people owe the bank.
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just about 5:15 right now on this wednesday. here's a live look at downtown wayne. not too many people out there this morning. still a little bit early. just about 44 degrees in wayne this morning. warmer here near the nbc 10 studios in bala cynwyd at 50 degrees. meteorologist krystal klei will have the details on the first alert neighborhood weather throughout the morning. it's a new take on a near century old school. what's happening at bach is bringing a new vibe to south philly. >> maybe you've been there to check out the bach bar. the building itself is being
transformed into so much more. nbc 10's pamela osborne gives us a lack at what's inside and what's happening in the old technical high school. >> it's really cool. like a total flashback. that's what it is walking in the halls and everything. >> reporter: three years ago, the last graduating class exited bok technical high school. today, keith lockerbie operates his business. >> we're a small custom woodworking shop. >> reporter: inside of an existing wood shop. in all, there's nearly six football fields worth of space, space being used once again by philly lovers and creators like nicole haddad. >> we want to show philadelphia there's so much talent here. >> reporter: she features clothing, jewelry, clothes made by her or other artists working down the hall. this collaboration and reuse of the old school is what lindsay
had in mind when they purchased it at auction. >> for us it was thinking about what this neighborhood really needed. we're in a residential neighborhood. there wasn't a lot of affordable work space. we were hearing about entrepreneurs in this neighborhood. >> reporter: the transformation is taking shape. for example, this space used to be a beauty salon. it still is, only now mixing the old with the new. erin anderson, the owner of fringe salon is hopeful her new shop will transform her business and the neighborhood that surrounds it. >> we are at a point where we needed to expand our business. this was a perfect way to do it and be a part of something bigger. >> that wa nbc 10's pamela osborne reporting. for more information on the revitalization of bok, go to nbc10.com or tap the nbc 10 app. 5:16. take a look at thisç video of this house in northern illinois. it was engulfed in flames last
night. the home owners weren't there at the time. the blast injured two gas company workers, one of them seriously. this was the second time an explosion happened at the sail building. the last time was two decades ago. in palm springs, the district attorney is expected to announce charges in the murder of two police officers, responding to a domestic disturbance call saturday when they were killed. john felix was arrested after a 12-hour standoff. the district attorney is expected to ask for the death penalty. it looks like you and your kids will not be able to avoid the needle when you get your flu vaccine. officials at the centers for disease control has given a thumbs down to the spray. they say it simply doesn't work. >> kids don't like shots. they'd much rather have a spray in their nose, however, i don't want to offer something that is not going to be effective. >> the doctor also thinks there may be a shortage of flu shots
now that injections are really the only option. astrazeneca, the company that produces flu mist, dispute s th cdc's research. >> did you see the little girl crying? that's what i do. a needle, i start screaming like that. >> does your wife kiss the boo-boo or what? >> i get a lollipop. let's get a check of traffic. >> that's what it is, he wants the free candy, an m & m bag or something. route 70 around kings highway in cherry hill, new jersey. no problems or delays. one car maybe or so moving through the intersection. watch for a new on-ramp and traffic pattern established in bellmawr. from 42 northbound to 295 northbound. that's going to be a different off-ramp for you. something you want to pay attention to so you're not caught off guard. disabled vehicle reported out in lower moreland on byberry road.
95 through delaware looks great. still in the green for the most part. north and southbound, 11 minutes at the most from 295 to 495. average speeds into the 60s. we'll check in with broad street and more of the construction zones when i'm back in ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> the last half hour, looking at your philadelphia neighborhoods. we're looking at the delaware neighborhoods. check out the numbers. more 40s on the board. 45 degrees, harmony hills and wilmington at 49 degrees. we're also mixing in some of those 50s, 51 in o'decembdessa, reidy point. 50 for lewes beach, milton at 43 and rehoboth beach checking in at 63 degrees. might be off, depending on how the sensor it working. that seems warm to me. overall temperatures should be around the 40s and 50s this morning. your temperature trend as we
move throughout today, we're tenning on the up. we have the down coming up. we saw 65 monday. tuesday, yesterday, 67. 69 on your wednesday, today. look at the average, 68. these have been typical days we've been seeing. by thursday, bumping above average, up to 72 degrees. friday is when we drop down next, back to 66. slightly below average for this time of year. overall, though, this is a typical fall week that we've been forecasting. and a dry week so far. radar and satellite showing us that we have some clouds moving in from the west. we have clouds that aren't showing up on radar that i believe are pushing in from the shore. overall, a nice started to your day. because of some of the clouds and that onshore wind we're looking at, we are dealing with warmer morning temps than we saw yesterday morning with the frost advisory. there are some of the scattered clouds picking up throughout our area at 6:00 a.m. partly cloudy conditions in your forecast. lunch time, eye on the showers
that are hanging well to the west of us. we're going to leave it wide here. that's going to be the next factor in our forecast. there we are at 6:00 p.m. wednesday. for us just clouds and overnight. as we move into your thursday morning, this line of showers will start to push into parts of pennsylvania. now what i think is going to happen, this is going to break apart some and clip our zone. meaning that the northern most parts of our viewing area may see rain. overall not looking like it will be a wet forecast by any means for your thursday. we look at the ten-day stretch. we have that up and down as i was talking about consistently here. 69 for wednesday, 72 thursday. we finish off the rise we've been seeing over the last several days. we drop into the upper 60s, friday into saturday, mostly sunny conditions with clouds building sunday into monday. that's when we bring in a chance of rain, mid-70s, way above average which continues tuesday, even your wednesday. >> thank you, krystal. one city says its amnesty
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comcast business. 5:24 on this wednesday. whole foods is getting ready to open its new philadelphia grocery store on friday. its current callowhill store is closing today. that store opens at 9:00 a.m. it's marking everything down 30% until the place is cleared out. that location will become philadelphia's fourth target store. the new whole foods not too far away at 22nd and pennsylvania avenue will have a giant sitdown food hall, a mobile cocktail car, a coffee and juice bar and, yes, groceries. police in camden are launching a new initiative to bolster relations with the community. the camden county police department will announce a partnership with next door, a social network for neighborhoods together they use technology to improve the relationship between officers and the people they serve. the people in easton say they have a parking ticket problem. 90% of tickets totaling $719,000
remain unpaid. last month, city council agreed to a plan to allow offenders to settle past tickets for half the price. an enticement to get people to pay. only about 1,000 tickets were paid. now officials say police will begin placing boots on the cars of those who have outstanding fines. now to business news. samsung is feeling the pain from the failure of its new smartphone. we check with in landon dowdy to explain it. she has the rest of our cnbc news. landon? >> hi there, rosemary. samsung shares are sharply lower. it's been forced to halt production of the galaxy note 7. some of the phones overheat and burst into flames, replacement devices the south korean electronics giant thought had been fixed)seem to catch fire. company losses could run into billions of dollars. meanwhile over on wall street, it could add to tuesday's losses, markets
tumbling yesterday as earnings season got off to a disappointing start. alcoa stocks sank 11% after the aluminummakers third quarter numbers badly missed expectations. the dow falling 200 points to 18,128. the nasdaq sliding 81 to 5,246. rosemary, back over to you. >> landon dowdy, cnbc, thanks for that, landon. and another cool morning for us as we move into the afternoon. temperatures will start rising day after day. a live look outside. we have beautiful conditions. the sun not quite yet up. this is a look from battleship "new jersey." watching the boulevard around 9th street, no problems in either direction. updates on construction when i'm back at 5:30. plus, putting out youth
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