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the vine street expressway. this has been like this with seeing delays from at least the last hour or so. the southbound traffic right here is approaching lane restrictions with a construction project. that's why you're seeing a little bit of backup there. all traffic moving towards center city. our cameras around 95 at cottman avenue are showing that. the vine street expressway is open, between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. local vine doesn't need to be an option this morning. here's the 42 freeway in new jersey, heading into philadelphia, a five-minute trip from 55 to the bridge and average speeds into the 50s. this morning we're following breaking news. the possible strike by faculty at more than a dozen pennsylvania universities. >> the faculty union is expecting to reach a final decision about whether to hit the picket line just before 5:00 a.m., less than an hour from now. the strike threat involves these state-owned schools in our area, east stroudsburg, kutztown,
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millersville, cheney and west chester university. neither penn state university nor temple university are among the schools. now, the teachers are concerned about salary and rising health care costs. they're also upset about new rules like cutting back on sabbaticals and changes to resurge an online education. the state school system is facing a deficit but still offered raises for the faculty. in between the two sides, students are worried a prolonged strike could affect grades for the semester and financial aid. the state system has advice for students about what they should do today, regardless if the union chooses to strike, students should report to scheduled classes unless the university indicates otherwise. count on nbc 10 to keep you updated as we close in on the strike threat deadline. make sure you have the free nbc 10 app for instant push alerts and çupdates. meanwhile, right now, philadelphia police are working to get surveillance video of a
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robbery and shooting in rittenhouse square. >> the shooting victim was a good samaritan. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in rittenhouse square with new information about what witnesses saw. pamela? >> tracy, vai, police are telling us that good samaritan is lucky to be alive. he was in rittenhouse square park last night when he saw two men approach a group of three to five people. we let a witness tell you what happen happened. >> i heard four or five shots. i thought, i know that's gunshots. i thought, nah, it's rittenhouse square, it wouldn't be gunshots. i was wrong. >> he heard the shots just after 9:30. according to police, that good samaritan, a 39-year-old man tried to stop the robbery. one of the suspects turned the gun on him. he was shot four to five times in the chest and torso. he was transported to hahnemann hospital where he's been upgraded from critical to stable condition. the gunman ran off. witnesses were able to give a
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pretty good description, including a nickname of one of the suspects known to frequent the park. police aren't releasing that nickname yet. they say one suspect is 5'8" with a pudgey build. the other is 5'11" with a medium build. that suspect was wearing a gray shirt with the word nike written across it in green print. as we come back out here live, you'll see this park is very well lit. that's what makes this cream even more surprising. police say it happened under a light right by a posted sign that warns parkgoers that their activities in the park are under video surveillance. police are now hoping those cameras will help lead them to their suspects. reporting live in rittenhouse square this morning, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. police are looking for the person who opened fire at a jitney in atlantic city. the jitney was nearly full of passengers when a bullet went through a window at around 5:30 yesterday afternoon.
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the bullet didn't hit anyone. but shards of glass hit a woman on board. the jitney driver drove to a safe location a few blocks away. we spoke to passengers just after the incident t. was scary. it was scary. we heard pop, pop, an then the window shattered. that's when we were like, it's gunshots. everybody hit the floor. >> the woman who was hit by flying glass did not want to go to the hospital. prosecutors in the montgomery county sexual assault case of bill cosby are accusing his lawyers of stretching the truth as they try to get the case thrown out. both sides filed legal briefs before a prestyle hearing next month. the november 1st hearing can determine if the case can move forward. cosby's lawyers claim the comedian is blind and can't recognize his accusers. cosby is scheduled to go on trial in june. he has pleaded not guilty and is free on a million dollars bail. >> a judge has ordered a man to stand trial on charges that he killed his wife with a crossbow
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at their northeast philadelphia man. paul kuzan is accused of killing his wife nine days after they were married. yesterday, the judge reversed an earlier determination that kuzan was not economy to stand trial. some of philadelphia's finest will be honored today. a merit commendation ceremony will be held. 78 officers will be given awards for outstanding police çservic. they'll demonstrate a special initiative and perseverance in the line of duty. now to decision 2016 and one final chance for each candidate to prove they should be the next president. >> hillary clinton and donald trump debate for the last time tonight in las vegas. ahead, hear what one expert says they both need to do to win votes. plus, who do you call when every second counts? k911. we take you along for a ride.
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save the heavy coat for today. it is warm outside. it's going to be a summer-like afternoon. 69 degrees. record heat later today. i have your neighborhood forecast. i'll break it down, just ahead. it's not uncommon for autistic kids to flap their hands.
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the temperatures will be coming down, heading into the weekend. heading out the door, 69 degrees. that's warmer than it was. look at the afternoon temperatures. by lunch time, close to 80 degrees and then it's into the 80s this afternoon. we'll be running a little bit warmer through the day in philadelphia and the suburbs. 66 degrees right now. partly sunny skies. won't be quite as clear as yesterday. we'll get enough sunshine for the big warmup, 80 degrees by 2:00 this afternoon. and the lehigh valley, we're not seeing the fog repeat this morning. the temperatures have cooled down. not as chilly as yesterday.
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that's running 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. 60s to start with this morning. here come the upper 70s and 80s for this afternoon. the winds will be shifting out of the northwest at 7 miles an hour. some of those clouds will be blowing in during the afternoon hours. 60s, into the 70s and 80s for new jersey. plenty of sunshine, just a few scattered clouds. no sign of any wet weather during the day today. and at the shore, flirting with 80 degrees, that's by 2:00 this afternoon. that's about 10 degrees warmer than what we're dealing with right now. 69 degrees, a warm start, too. 74 degrees at 10:00. near 80 at lunch time, then into the 80s. we're look for records to fall in delaware and for much of the area. i'll take a look at those towns that are most likely to see record temperatures this afternoon when i'm back in a few minutes. >> 4:41. tonight in las vegas las vega, clinton and donald trump will argue one last time. >> up next, we have a
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it is fight night in las vegas as the presidential candidates get ready to go toe to toe in their third and final debate. in vegas yesterday, trump supporters and anti-trump protesters showed up outside trump international hotel. the two candidates will meet tonight at the university of nevada las vegas. we talked to a political science professor at unlv who hopes the candidates can set aside the rhetoric and drill down on issues. this is the last opportunity they will have to make their case to the american voter. they really have to drive home their policies. i want to see them get away from the attacks and get to the key issues. >> on the campaign trail yesterday, trump mocked clinton for staying home to prepare for the debate. trump says he invited the mother of one of the benghazi victims and president obama's half brother to attend tonight's debate. malik obama says he's voting for trump. watch the final presidential debate tonight at 9:00 right here on nbc 10. our lauren mayk is reporting live from the university of nevada las vegas. look for her live reports later
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today and a wrapup from the spin room later tonight at 11:00. it's 4:45. meantime on a new attack, this time on congress, donald trump is promising to drain the çswa, as he says it. >> i will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of congress. >> trump said term limits would cure what he called decades of favor in washington. trump spent time yesterday on his now familiar charge that the system is rigged against him. and that voter fraud is threatening his chance of winning the election. president obama went after donald trump yesterday during a news conference with the italian prime minister. the president slammed trump's claims of a rigged election. >> if whenever things are going badly and you lose, you start blaming somebody else, then you don't have what it takes to be in this job. i'd advise mr. trump to stop whining and go try to make his
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case to get votes. >> the president said it's unprecedented for a presidential candidate to try to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. well, you know you can call 911 for human help. >> there's a new business in delaware offering emergency service for our four-legged friends. k911 is based in claymont. the service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, rushing animals to emergency vet hospitals in the area. the owners have not vet themselves. but they can do basic first aid and give oxygen. they have made connections with most of the animal hospitals in delaware and eastern pennsylvania. >> we thought it would be a dog/cat uber kind of situation. the lion's share have all been emergencies. >> i don't think, i know, they saved my dog's life. >> in just a few months they've saved five dogs' lives by getting them emergency help. 4:47. our other four-legged friends are cars.
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>> four-wheeled friend. >> i thought you were going with me with that. >> oh, no, no, no. >> she was ready. >> i didn't know what was going on there. that was odd. >> we're calling you for an emergency. let us know what's happening on 95. >> that was a better segue into this, vai. thanks. 95 around cottman avenue in case of an emergency, we're seeing big delays right here on 95 on the southbound side. traffic moving into center city at a standstill. that's due to construction, we're losing lanes up ahead. the southbound drive time is actually probably worse than this. it's clocking 23 minutes from were with are to the vine street expressway and average speeds into the 30s. i think that drive time is a little bit worse because traffic is at a standstill and it has been for the last ten minutes or so. standstill traffic because of construction into center city. good news here, we're open in both directions between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. no need to take alternates there. the pa turnpike looks okay.
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in terms of drive times, no increase westbound or eastbound. 22 minutes from route 1 to valley forge. watch for that construction on the east and westbound side with lanes blocked between 29 and downingtown. i'll keep my eye on that for you. 4:49 right now. you're perhaps closet challenged today. you probably have a closet filled with stuff to wear for fall. no, you have to find the short sleeves. >> not today at least. we'll warm into the mid-80s across our area. our nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley has our forecast. >> excellent toss, no controversy there. very well done. it will be a hot day today. it's a warmer start this morning. look at boathouse row, it's glowing this morning. we're not seeing the fog we had yesterday. we are getting warmer temperatures.ç 70 degrees. we should be in the 40s this time of year. 63 in the lehigh valley, 69 for delaware and philadelphia. in south jersey, the temperatures have been falling. it was in the 50s and 60s
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yesterday. solidly into the 60s today. look at turnersville at 68 degrees. mullica hill is 68. florence is 68 degrees and 64 in princeton, which usually tends to run cool. but not this morning. look at the afternoon highs. well into the 80s. partly sunny skies, 85 for somerton. up to 84 for lansdowne, easton 81 degrees this afternoon. and for new jersey, the shore, look, even the shore will see the 80s today. 80 degrees in atlantic city. that would tie the record for this day while trenton is likely to brack a record and wilmington, likely to break a record again today. those are not the only spots. the record heat possible for today includes philadelphia, the record is 80. forecast is 85. it will blow past the record this afternoon. trenton, looking for a tie there, atlantic city for a tie and wilmington, 81 is the record. the forecast for 84 degrees this afternoon. that's today. tomorrow we'll be dealing with some of this. you'll need your umbrella.
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the showers are in central pennsylvania. they're not that far away. they're not going to stay in the region during day today. they'll fizzle out during the day and back tomorrow morning. the clouds increasing first thing tomorrow morning. look at this, 8:00 tomorrow morning, showers stretching from philadelphia through central pennsylvania into northwestern pennsylvania. that will bring the temperatures down tomorrow. today, they're going up. 85 degrees this afternoon. a record breaker, into the upper 70s tomorrow with showers and thunderstorms, most likely in the morning. then we'll get sunshine in the afternoon tomorrow. then another round of showers possible on friday. 73 degrees and look at the cooldown for the weekend. the wind will be blowing on saturday. 58 degrees, the high temperature. well, it moderates a little bit for sunday, just into the low 60s sunday and monday. another cool day on tuesday. late in the week on thursday, another round of showers. >> we'll see you in a little bit, bill. tragedy for a family in philadelphia's wynnefield
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heights neighborhood. >> next on "nbc 10 news today" today at 5:00, deadly fall. police are trying to figure out how a 4-year-old boy fell to his receive death from a seventh floor balcony. and who trashed a camden south field. game of the week, west deptford versus haddonfield, academy park against interboro or bishop shanahan against coatesville. call or text the number on your screen, go to or the nbc 10 app.
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long live chicken! and so when i saw that, that was completely disqualifying. i'm a republican, but this election is so much bigger than party. my son max can't live in trump world. so i'm crossing party lines and voting for hillary. i don't always agree with her, but she's reasonable. and she's smart. she can work with people to solve problems. i want to be able to tell my kids that i did the right thing when it really mattered.
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a check of the roads. our big problem this morning is construction over on 95. now, we're looking at the delay approaching some is of the lane restrictions there on the southbound side. these are our cameras around cottman avenue. stretches for several exits. we're seeing big delays approaching that right now. all traffic moving towards center city almost at a standstill. you can see they're crawling right now. i'll have updates for you on this and more of the construction in the area when i come back at 5:00. >> five minutes before 5:00 right now. happening today, a delaware county commune is raising awareness about the epidemic of heroin and opioid usage. haverford township police will join with the school district and st. dennis church to educate
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families. tonight during a town hall, design forever all ages, groups will share personal stories. we talked to one of the organizers about why it's so important to reach out to parents. >> still many people in havertown who don't think this epidemic is hitting our own town. we know differently. we want to have a frank and honest condition. >> tonight's conversation begins at 7:30 at the st. dennis gym in haverto havertown. the drug called pink or pinky is a synthetic opioid more than twice as powerful as heroin. it's been linked to eight deaths in florida this year. and over 50 deaths nationwide. despite that, it's legal in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. and parents are concerned it's being promoted on social media. >> the reality is, a lot of these kids are using snapchat. parents aren't up on that. those messages are disappearing immediately.
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>> the çdea is pushing for new laws to ban the chemical correspond. experts say for now, the best way to address this threat is to talk openly to your kids about it. police have arrested a man for allegedly vandalizing a camden youth poobl field. alexander peters confessed to damaging the football field. the camden raiders youth football team uses the field in the fairview section of the city. >> apparently you have to know it was wrong what you did. he maybe didn't want to tell us that. but we believe he absolutely knows the impact of what he did. >> police already had peters in custody for aggravated assault when they filed these new charges against him. >> this is not just an nfl player. he's also an amazing magician from the philadelphia eagles. police welcome jon dorenbos. >> one of our favorites.
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eagles long snapper jon dorenbos continuing to wow crowds with his magic tricks. he finished as a finalist on "america's got talent." >> he perform his old tricks on the "ellen" show yesterday afternoon. >> i thought i would do this, shuffle the diamonds in order. looking to are a ten of spades. shuffle all the clubs in order. no ten of spades. i think i'd shuffle the hearts in order. which means there's no ten of spades. the card you picked, check it out, there it is! >> john was just getting warmed up. that was the first of three tricks he performed on the show. how big is his brand? >> huge. >> he's getting big, right? >> huge. >> he's international. >> could we get him to come on, have coffee with us? >> we really need his magic this weekend when they take on sam bradford. >> yes. >> and the vikings. for more of the stories we're following right now at nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m.
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the university strike threat. this is breaking news. we are minutes away from a possible faculty walkout at state colleges and universities across pennsylvania. deadly fall. philadelphia police investigate what appears to be a tragic accident. a 4-year-old boy is dead after plunging seven stories from an apartment balcony. slow down. drivers who tend to hit the gas in pennsylvania let this be yr your warning. police across the state are a step closer to use another tool to catch you in the act. nbc 10 news starts now. >> just about 5:00 a.m. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather forecast. look at it, steamy, already 69? >> yes. usually warm. we should be in the 40s at this hour this time of year. 67 degrees in delaware where skies are clear and we're not seeing the fog this morning that we've seen the last few days. 74 degrees by 9:00. in the suburbs, 68 degrees. that number will warm into the
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low 80s this afternoon. 84 in new jersey, philadelphia looking for a record high of 85 degrees this afternoon. and 80s for not only the lehigh valley and delaware but look at the shore, up to 80 degrees, partly sunny skies this afternoon. the forecast hour by hour when i come back. first, jessica boyington already tracking trouble in the first alert traffic center. >> that's right. we are watching that on 95. we're looking at the beginning of where this construction is starting on 95, causing all of these massive delays so far for the morning. right around the betsy ross bridge area on the southbound side. you can only see one lane standstill traffic approaching the scene that construction project is under way. one lane squeezing by. that's why we're seeing big drive times and big delays already moving towards center city. there's new construction layout out in new jersey. a new ramp to 295 northbound headed from the 42 freeway northbound. watch for that ongoing construction project in the


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