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striking 101. faculty members at 14 state-owned universities in pennsylvania walk off the job. >> heroic action. a good samaritan tries to break up a robbery in rittenhouse square and gets shot four times. he is expected to recover. fight night in vegas. the final presidential debate heads to sin city as donald trump and hillary clinton face off. nbc 10 news starts now. >> 6:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. the mercury seems to be rising and the records are falling. let's turn to meteorologist bill henley in the first alert neighborhood forecast with an explanation. bill? >> we saw records yesterday and
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it's going to happen today. in fact, i expect more records to break through this afternoon. we are getting a warmer start this morning. it just dropped to 68 degrees. but that's more than 20 degrees above normal. the normal temperature this time of year at this hour, we should be in the 40s. 67 degrees in the suburbs. new jersey is at 68 degrees and 63, there are clouds in the lehigh valley but not the thick fog we've had the last few mornings. 78 degrees. that's by lunch time. it's into the 80s this afternoon. even a bit warmer than yesterday. we saw a high of 84 yesterday. it's up to 85 degrees. that's 5 degreesç above the record for today. other records will be falling. look at the 80s, even at the shore. temperatures will be flirting with the 80 degrees mark. that would tie the record in atlantic city this afternoon. take a look at the forecast hour by hour when i come back and show you which records are likely to fall during the day today. that's when i come back in a few minutes. let's see how the roads are looking this morning. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. >> we were open on the vine street expressway all morning,
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we avoided that construction and all week as well. we're watching the vine around 24th street. both sides open, westbound right here, seeing more traffic head this direction. that's moving towards the schuylkill expressway. everything is still moving, no real increase in drive times yet, moving through center city. abington, watch for an accident on shelmire street and perry street. it's been out there most of the morning. as for the bridges, an earlier opening on the tacony palmyra all back to normal. the burlington bristol scheduled for an opening at 6:10. the ben and the walt whitman are doing okay heading into philadelphia. faculty members at pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are on strike. the decision came down just about an hour ago impacting more than 100,000 students across the commonwealth. there are five major local universities impacts, east stroudsburg, kutztown, millersville, cheney and west chester university. monique braxton is live at west chester following the breaking developments. monique?
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>> hi, tracy. a short time ago, a few dozen faculty members hit the picket line on the campus of west chester university. we've learned salaries and health care are the major sticking points. at chewest chester, more than 17,000 students were affected. when we arrived, students were checking e-mail. their teachers tell us they wouldn't return to class until health care and salary issues are resolved. moments ago, we talked to a union spokesperson. >> we don't want to strike but we think it's necessary to get the educational quality that we're looking for. this is -- at the end of the day, this is for students that are taking classes right now and for students down the road as well. >> abscuff represents about 5,500 faculty and coaches at the state system. at cheney, stubdents say they
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feel caught. the campus will be open and over at kutztown, one teacher told us this could be the first strike in faculty history. kutztown has also posted a message online urging students to go to classes. the campus will be open there as well. back out here live now, teachers tell us they're upset about new rules like cutting back on sabbaticals and changes to research at online education. but a prolonged strike, as we all know, could severely affect students, their grades for the entire semester, even financial aid. the governor last night urged faculty to not go on the picket lines, to remain on the job. we're awaiting a response now from him since the strike has begun. we'll be back in about a half hour. live now on campus of west chester university, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> monique, thanks for the update. stay with nbc 10 news for
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breaking developments on the strike. make sure you have is the free nbc 10 app. we'll push out alerts and updates as we get them.ç right now, the search is on for the gunman who shot a good samaritan in rittenhouse square. the victim interrupted a robbery attempt by two men in the popular center city area around 9:30. the 39-year-old vick wtim was s several times. he's in stable condition at the hospital. the gunman ran off but the witnesses were able to give a good description, including a nickname. we talked to one woman who was walking by and saw the police responding. >> i read what happened online. it was surprising because this is just an area that i think of as being very safe. i never heard of any -- you know, i never heard shots around here before. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is at rittenhouse square and will bring us a live report this morning in the next half hour.
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five minutes past 6:00 right now. philadelphia police are investigating a tragedy in wynnefield heights. a 4-year-old boy is dead after falling from an apartment balcony. the boy fell from a seventh floor balcony last night. police think he climb on to a heater, out a window on to the balcony at the imperial tower apartme apartments. we spoke to neighbors who were too shaken by the tragedy to speak about it on camera. >> his neck, his groin area, no pulse. >> you know your child is missing and then that's how you find him, laying on his face, it was terrible. >> police are trying to figure out how the boy went from the balcony over the top of a four-foot fence. 68 degrees right now. one defendant in the bridgegate trial will be back on the stan after prosecutors tore apart his testimony yesterday. prosecutors call bill baroni governor chris christie's attack dog. the former port authority
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executive testified he was duped by colleague david wildstein. baroni claims he thought the closures were part of a traffic study. wildstein said they were political revenge against the ft. lee mayor. baroni also testified he was not close to wildstein. prosecutors show they talked more than 2,700 time on the phone in 2013 alone. testimony continues today in central pennsylvania in the defamation lawsuit against penn state filed by former assistant football coach mike mcquery. attorneys question the former athletic director who put mcquery on pead administrative leave after coach jerry sandusky was charged with child molestation. mcquery is seeking more than $4 million in lost wages and damages. time to talk about the temperatures, warm already. summer-like temperatures back in the forecast today. and we're expecting widespread record heat. record heat, bill? >> yes. not this morning. this morning, it's just warmer. in fact, up to 10 degrees warmer than it was yesterday at this
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time. i am expecting widespread record heat this afternoon. multiple records will fail today. then tonight we'll start to see change. clouds moving in this evening, leading to some wet weather for tomorrow. not during the day today. 68 right now in trenton and philadelphia. 60s for wilmington, dover, coatesville, vineland. everyone is in the 60s this morning. and it's 10 degrees warmer in allentown compared to yesterday at this time. up by 9 for vineland and trenton. each of these locations is running warmer. the coolest spots, some of the suburbs, unionville down to 62 degrees. look at west kcaln township, 67 degrees right now. 20 degrees above normal, even more compared to the 40s we usually have this time of year.ç newtown is 67 while warrenton is 66. we're getting a warm start. we'll see lots of sunshine with a few scattered clouds. the scattered clouds are coming off of some showers in central pennsylvania. we wouldn't sn't see the shower.
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that changes tomorrow morning. for today, you'll need your sunglasses and plan on summer heat this afternoon. philadelphia, into the 80s by 5:00. we'll see 80 degrees and that would tie the record for philadelphia at 1:00 this afternoon. sunshine for the suburbs and the lehigh valley, from the 60s to the 70s into the very low 80s for the suburbs and up to 78 degrees. that's at 5:00 in the lehigh valley. i think you'll see high temperatures in the low 80s for the lehigh valley. as far as records are concerned, philadelphia, trenton, wilmington, atlantic city even a possibility of seeing a record tie this afternoon. look at how long that lasts with the 10 day on 10 when i'm back in a few minutes. 6:09. there's a lot of volume on 95. route 70 in south jersey looks traffic-free. >> we'll take a look at that. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington will get you to work. >> no traffic really reported on most of of the majors on new jersey. route 70 looks fine, parts of
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38, parts of 295 look great as well. cherry hill around king's highway. a couple of cars moving through the intersection there. that looks good. 422 out on new jersey, eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. just a nine-minute trip. average speeds still into the high 50s. here's the schuylkill expressway, right around montgomery drive and the eastbound traffic right here still moving. we're not seeing any delays on either side there. more cars heading out the door. that burlington bristol bridge scheduled opening is in the process right now, exactly 6:10. we're waiting for that. we'll see delays there. the ben franklin and the walt whitman are nice and clear heading into philadelphia. we're getting ready for tonight's final presidential debate. we'll have a preview of what to expect. plus, wooden weapon. how a philadelphia robbery played out when a man walked into a 7-eleven with a 2x4. and snake surprise. we'll hear what a driver in
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6:14. we continue to follow this breaking news for you this morning. teachers at 14 pennsylvania universities are on strike right now. the faculty union announced the strike this morning following a full night of negotiations without reaching an agreement. kutztown, cheyney says students should report. we're checking on the others. we'll keep you posted. the two presidential candidates square off in their third and final debate. they will face each other at the university of nevada las vegas. trump doubled down on his claims of election fraud.
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clinton stayed off the campaign trail to prepare. here's a live look at las vegas. this is the thomas & mack center at unlv. clinton will get the first question. you can watch the final presidential debate tonight at 9:00 right here on nbc 10. nbc 10's lauren mayk is there. you can look for her live reports later today. she'll also wrap up from the spin room tonight at 11:00. a school bus company has apologized after leaving a 7-year-old with autism alone in west philadelphia. >> a mom, loree next lloyd tells nbc 10 the school warned her the bus would be two hours late. the driver was sick and another driver had to pick up the route after her own. but she says that driver left her child on the corner alone.ç >> what if my child got hurt.
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what if something happened to her, somebody with sexual tendencies had grabbed her. what would have happened? >> the company tells nbc 10 the driver could not get down the narrow street with cars parked on both sides, so she contacted dispatch who couldn't reach the girl's parents, then, quote, the child advised she had a key to the home and was able to get inside herself. the driver remained with the lights an stop sign engaged while she watched the student go on to the porch of her house and she then disengaged her signal and pulled off. the philadelphia school district tells nbc 10, this one bus vendor has fallen short on 25 bus routes affect performance to about 23 schools. the situation is unacceptable for parents, children and the school district of philadelphia. time now is 6:16. philadelphia police are on the lookout for a serial robber using a 2x4 as a weapon. this is surveillance video police just released. take a look at it.
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the suspect in action in port richmond. he went into a 7-eleven on aramingo avenue last month. the robber made off with cash. the same suspect is believed responsible for two other robberies in the area. >> you have my permission to close your eyes during this story. this is probably what you don't watch the to see when you head out to work. a six-foot snake popped its head out from underneath the hood and tried to come in the window while he was braving. jessica says, what? he says the video doesn't see the entire snake. we see half the body there. >> no snakes on the road. no snakes on your car for your ride to work. >> yikes. >> let's get you to work. find out what it looks like. >> i just started itching. you ever start getting itchy? did you ever have a spieder in your car while you were braving? that's a complete meltdown situation for me. what do you do.
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a snake, forget it. that's why i live in philadelphia. starting off on 95. we are seeing delay around the betsy ross bridge. on the southbound side, finally that construction project moved out of the way. it was over into the right-hand side. we had vehicles there and placed into the shoulder that southbound traffic moving by and perfect timing. we're starting to see the beginning of the morning rush on 95 which is always the first to jam up. we're at 24 minutes southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. speeds into the 30s. things are looking up there, although abington, there's an accident in shelmire street and perry street. that's about there for most of the morning. that was scheduled for 6:10, opening on the burlington bristol. the tacony palmyra bridge already had an opening a little bit earlier this morning. we're probably going to be good for at least the next hour or so until we start to see. we'll keep you updated there, of course. out in new jersey, emergency construction. they're actually doing drain repairs on the atlantic city
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expressway, westbound side where those lane restrictions and the exit to 322 is actually blocked off with some of that construction as well. vai and tracy. >> jessica, thanks. let's talk about the weather. summer-like temperatures again today. >> yes, it is going to be warm. we expect records to fall. let's check in with bill henley and the first alert forecast. >> even a warmer day at the shore today. this is a live view at cape may. we're less than an hour away from sunrise. that's when the temperatures will start turning around. has not beenç cooling down muc this morning. in fact, it's warmer this morning in philadelphia. much of the area running 5 to 10 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. right now, the neighborhoods in delaware, 62 degrees, 66 in wilmington. yesterday we saw 50s. that's not happening this morning. the delaware beaches, a bit warmer for rehoboth beach, 67 degrees to start with. sunny day today with just a few scattered clouds. the clouds that we'll see during
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the day on and off are coming from showers that are quickly falling apart. this is a weak cold front that's trying to push our way. it will strengthen for tomorrow and that's when we'll likely get showers. the hour by hour forecast shows those clouds in and out today. enough sunshine, though, to push our temperatures into record territory this afternoon. 11:00 tonight, those clouds starting to thicken up, especially in delaware and south jersey. by this time tomorrow morning, we'll be watching showers and possibly some thunderstorms move into the area. an issue during the commute, especially for pennsylvania, less likely to see the showers in delaware and south jersey tomorrow morning at 8:00. by tomorrow afternoon, we should see breaks of sunshine. it will be a warm day tomorrow by october standards. today will be the record breaker. 85 degrees this afternoon. even warmer than yesterday. partly sunny skies today. clouds move in tonight and tomorrow morning we'll get the showers and possibly even a thunderstorm in the afternoon, 77 degrees, we'll get breaks of sunshine. another round of showers, same system, another part of that same system comes through on
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friday with more showers. 73 on friday but once that system clears the area, it's being pushed by cooler air an we will start to feel that over the weekend. a windy day, just 58 degrees on saturday. that's after a morning low of 46 degrees. staying cool for sunday and monday, low 60s. 50s for tuesday and wednesday and more wet weather possibly next thursday. >> bill, thanks. next, president obama weighs in on donald trump's allegations of election rigging. we'll hear the harsh words the president had for trump. plus, controversies on the campaign trail. we'll tell you about the twist in the donald trump sexual misconduct claim. and we'll break down the new information in the hillary clinton e-mail scandal.
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6:24. we have more decision 2016 coverage right now. president obama went after donald trump yesterday during a
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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 try to make his case to get votes. >> he said it's unprecedented for a candidate to discredit the election process before votes have even taken place. according to "people" magazine, six friends and colleagues came forward yesterday corroborating writer's allegations against trouble. she says she was grabbed and kiss ee eed 2005 while she was working on a story about trump and his wife for the magazine. hillary clinton has her own set of troubles this morning. the state department is accused of working with the fbi to lower
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the classification of sensitive e-mails found on her server. the state department denies any deal. also "usa today" reports major donors to clinton's campaign were corporate giants who pressed the state department to help their clients. we are following breaking news this morning as faculty members at pennsylvania state-owned universities decide to strike. we'll explain what's next for the students. plus, an update on the good samaritan who was shot trying to stop a stick-up in rittenhouse square. most people owe the bank.
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striking 101. faculty members at 14 state-owned universities in pennsylvania walk off the job. >> heroic actions, a good samaritan trying to break up a robbery in rittenhouse square gets shot four times and is expected to recover. fight night in vegas, the final presidential debate heads
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to sin city as donald trump and harrisburg go toe to toe on the stage. "nbc 10 news today," i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his neighborhood forecast. >> it will be another beautiful july day here in october. even warmer this morning than yesterday. 68 degrees in philadelphia. this time of year, that number should be in the 40s, way above normal. the suburbs, new jersey, 68 degrees. cooler in the lehigh valley where we're seeing scattered clouds but we're not seeing any fog this morning. those clouds thin out. clouds thin out and look at the sunshine at 9:00, 69 degrees. upper 70s, that's at noontime and the temperature will still be climbing. i'm expecting everybody to see temperatures in the 80s this afternoon. for philadelphia at 85 degrees, that's 1 degree above where we were yesterday but 5 degrees
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above the record. we'll break the record for today and lots of records will fall with low 80s for the suburbs. new jersey up to 84 degrees. 81 degrees in the lehigh valley and delaware, 84, even at the shore, atlantic city with a high of 80 degrees would tie the record for tide today. i'll walk you through this forecast hour by hour to show you when the 80s will hit 24 afternoon when i'm back in just a few minutes. first, let's see how the morning commute is looking with jessica boyington. >> we're watching construction an a little bit of a delay. we're looking at the boulevard and our cameras around schuylkill expressway so you can start to see delays in both directions there. watch for construction on the boulevard on the northbound side. little further north around devereaux avenue, the left lane is only open moving through there. in abington, an accident on shelmire street and perry street. here's the 42 freeway around the atlantic city expressway. this traffic is headed northbound towards philadelphia. no big problems or delays heading that direction. yet just the typical morning
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volume, maybe about the deptford exit or so, we're starting to see it accumulate just a little bit. headed southbound towards the shore, no big problems or delays. vai and tracy. 6:32. breaking news we've been following. tag ult members at pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are on strike. the decision came down about an hour and a half ago. that decision is impacting more than 100,000 students across the commonwealth. nbc 10's monique braxton is live at west chester, following the breaking developments from there. what can you tell us? >> for more than an hour now, we've been watching more than a dozen faculty members walk the picket line here at west chester university. the union spokesperson says salaries, health care, are the major sticking points along with new rules including changes in sabbaticals and research projects. we spoke with some of the
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students who have been watching their teachers walk this line. >> i am in shock, count of that it's happening. we've been hearing about it for weeks but everyone kept thinking it want going to happen. and honestly, i think we're in the dark. >> nobody thought it would come to this. at stake is our futures. we don't know what will happen, the ramifications of the time this is going to take. >> abscuff represents about 5500 faculty and coaches at the state system of 14 universities. we also stopped by cheyney overnight where students said they felt caught in the middle of the labor issue. they are urging students to attend classes saying the campus will be open. out at kutztown, one teacher told us this could be the strike in faculty history. kutztown has posted a message on its websiteç urging students t go to class as well, also saying the campus will be up and operating. right now, we're awaiting a response from governor wolf.
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he has said a work stoppage like this could be devastating to the state system. no doubt as soon as we hear from the governor you'll know it. live now on the campus of west chester university, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. monique, thanks for the update. stay with nbc 10 news for breaking developments on this university strike. also make sure you have our free nbc 10 app. we'll be able to update you with push alerts and updates as soon as we get them. a good samaritan is recovering after he was shot four times trying to break up a robbery in rittenhouse square. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live with an update on his condition and the search for the suspects. pam, what can you tell us? >> vai, i can tell you, since we've been here throughout the morning police have increased their presence in the area surrounding the park as well as in the park itself. they tell us that victim is lucky to be alive. he was inside of rittenhouse square park when he saw two armed men approach a group of
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three to five people. a witness tells us what he heard next. >> i heard four or five shots and i thought, i know that's gunshots. but i thought, nah, it's rittenhouse square. it wouldn't be gunshots. i was wrong. >> he heard those shots just after 9:30 last night. according to police, that good samaritan, a 39-year-old man, tried to stop the robbery. one of the suspects turn the gun on him. he was shot four types in the chest and torso. was transported to hahnemann hospital where he's been upgraded from critical to stable condition. the gunman ran off but witnesses were able to give a pretty good description including a nickname of one of the suspects who is known to frequent the park. police aren't releasing the nickname yet. they say one suspect is 5'8" with a pudgy build, the other 5'11" with a medium build. he was wearing a gray shirt with the word nike across it in green print. now, as we come back out here
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live, you'll see this park is very well lit. and that is what makes this crime even more surprising. police say it happened under a light and right nearby, a sign that warns parkgoers they are on video surveillance. police are now hoping those cameras will lead them to both suspects. reporting live in rittenhouse square park, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. 6:36 right now. 68 degrees outside. now to decision 2016. tonight's the night of the third and final presidential debate. >> all eyes are on las vegas with republican donald trump and democrat hillary clinton. they'll square off in vegas. yesterday, trump supporters an anti-trump protesters showed up outside trump international hotel. the two candidates 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 get down to the issues. >> this is the last opportunity they will have to make their case to the american voter.
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they have to drive home their policies. i want to see them get to the key issue. >> on campaign trail yesterday, trump mocked clinton for staying home to prepare for the debate. >> trump's campaign says president obama's half brother malik obama will be their guest at the debate. he's supporting trump. also the mother of a benghazi attack victim will also be there. the clinton campaign invited billionaire mark cuban and hewlett-packard ceo meg witman.ç she was a republican donor but now is backing clinton. nbc's lauren mayk is at the university of nevada las vegas. see her live reports beginning later today with a wrapup from the spin room tonight at 11:00. we are in for more summer-like temperatures again today. records could fall across area. >> i have a problem with the word could. i think they will fall. we saw them yesterday. it's going to happen again today. sun's not up yet. we're just over a half hour away
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from the sun coming up. once it's up, the warming process will start. we didn't get much of a cooling overnight. the temperatures in the 60s, unusually warm. yes, we are looking at record temperatures for this afternoon. the afternoon temperatures yesterday. we saw some records fall. today we will see more of them. most likely in philadelphia. 80 degrees is the record. i'm forecasting 85 this afternoon. for trenton, the record is 83. i'm expecting a tie there. atlantic city should tie the record for today. and wilmington, the record is 81. 84 degrees this afternoon. so it's going to it be a warm day today. but there are changes ahead. i'm tracking some showers. they are likely to bring an end to our mini heat wave with showers starting tomorrow morning. philadelphia, you can see thursday we have a good chance of some showers and in reading and berks county, the chance of showers goes up first thing tomorrow morning. the showers are less likely in delaware and in south jersey. but on friday, another round of
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showers from the same system. today, though, you'll need your sunglasses and dress lightly. 68 degrees right now. 68 at 8:00 and here comes the heat. 79 degrees at lunch time, into the 80s this afternoon. for the suburbs, sunny skies, 66 now. 73 degrees at 10:00. 80 degrees at 4:00 this afternoon. and for the lehigh valley, not getting the fog this morning. just a few scattered clouds, 63 degrees is one of the cooler spots this morning. but it's going to be a warm afternoon into the low 80s for the lehigh valley. temperatures will be warming into the low 80s as well in new jersey. starting off in the 60s, we'll warm through the 70s. in fact, close to 80 degrees by noontime and then into the 80s with partly sunny skies this afternoon. even the shore will be flirting with the 80 degrees mark during the afternoon hours. partly so mostly sunny skies for the shore. delaware, 66 degrees right now. 78 degrees at lunch time and then 80s this afternoon. but don't get used to it. it starts changing tomorrow with
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the showers. we'll take a closer look at that shower threat with the 10 day on 10 when i come back in just a few minutes. >> all right, bill, 20 minutes before 7:00 a.m. still dark out there. lots of headlights, taillights on the blue route. >> let's find out where that is. nbc 10 traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the blue route. >> right around baltimore pike. i put a drive time up here for everybody just to see. it looks like a lot of traffic heading out the door. a little bit of brake lights. we're still at a 15-minute drive time from 95 to the schuylkill expressway. just a little bit of a morning delay, nothing setting you back too much yet. that probably will change in the next 20 minutes or so. the blue route is okay for now. once you get out the door, maybe a different story. route 202, that looks great. ten minutes north or south from route 30 to the schuylkill. checking in with mass transit, delays for septa, chestnut hit east train 6711. ten minutes late on the elwyn train 330.
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check before you go there. the bridges, an earlierç openi on the burlington bristol. that's clear now. a viewer wanted to take her husband on the hot air balloon ride. she tells us the whole thing turned into one big headache. >> how the nbc 10 responds team helped that woman get a refund when she couldn't schedule a trip. the philadelphia eagles, please welcome jon dorenbos. >> there you go. the return of the magic man. we'll show you how jon dorenbos wowed ellen with some of his slight of hand.
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just about quarter to 7:00. we're following breaking news. faculty members at 14 pennsylvania universities are now on strike. this is video of teachers on the picket line at west chester university this morning. so far we've learned students at
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cheyney and kutztown universities should report as usual. we're checking on other affected schools here in our area. meanwhile in today's nbc 10 responds, a viewer bought her husband a gift certificate for a hot air balloon ride, but when she tried to schedule a trip, went nowhere. >> after not being able to get a refund, she called the nbc 10 responds team. >> you ready? >> lee and her family love spending time-out doors. she thought she found the perfect outdoorsy gift for her husband last christmas. a hot air balloon ride. >> we were going to take a picnic lunch, do the balloon ride, make a day of it. >> reporter: she paid a company for the certificate. soren adventures. each company she called said the same thing. >> they would not accept the certificate or i was told they
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were completely booked. >> reporter: she says she tried dozens of hot air balloon companies before she turned back to soaring adventures for a refund. >> i felt taken advantage of, cheated, used. >> reporter: after several calls to the company and no response, she reached out to nbc 10 responds. soaring adventures said they apologized that she had so many difficulties trying to schedule a balloon ride. after we got involved it issue her a $342.90 check. >> thank you, nbc 10 responds for getting me something i thought was impossible to do. >> all right. >> i have to give you a hug. >> reporter: harry hairston, nbc 10 responds. >> harry's on the case. she wishes she had read more reviews about the company before getting the gift certificates. if you have a consumer problem, reach out to us. our websites and phone numbers
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are right there on the your screen. the top of the hour, the "today" show starts. >> let's get a preview from matt lauer. >> hello, tracy, vai, good to see you both. coming up, how rough is this going to get? what we can expect from donald trump and hillary clinton as they face off in their final debate tonight. also ahead, fashion, food and some fun. savannah will be in washington with a look inside the obama's 13th and final state dinner. and then the world according to cher. maria shriver goes one-on-one with the music icon who has a big announcement to make, as we get started on a wednesday morning, right here on "today." vai and tracy, back to you. >> you had me at cher. >> i know. >> all right, matt. >> 70 years young. >> pretty amazing. still going strong. >> yes, yes. >> i know. time for another check on the weather and the summer-like temperatures across our area. taking a live look outside right now. we're looking at record-breaking heat across the area.
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the sun is just coming up. bill henley has our first alert neighborhood forecast. >> 17 minutes after 7:00. just under half an hour from sunrise. the skies certainly are brightening. a few scattered clouds.ç mostly sunshine. we're getting a warmer start this morning. starting out warmer and it's going to be warmer this afternoon. i expect widespread record heat. we saw a few records fall today. more cities will see record temperatures this afternoon. but change starts this evening as clouds will be moving in ahead of showers for tomorrow morning. the numbers are morning, 60s for everyone, allentown, coatesville, wilmington, closer to 70 degrees in atlantic city and trenton. both at 68 degrees. it's 10 degrees warmer this morning in allentown, compared to yesterday. wilmington's up by seven and close to 10 degrees warmer for vineland and trenton. that's our starting point. in philadelphia, 07 in port richmond, coolest spot, andorra at 64. no cool weather in northeast philadelphia.
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the airport, northeast philadelphia at 69 degrees in bustleton. a quick warmup. that looks like summer, doesn't it? 85 degrees in somerton, center city, lansdale, easton a high of 80 degrees. sunshine, 80s not only in interior new jersey and delaware but look at the shore. atlantic city yesterday was in the 70s. 80 degrees this afternoon. 82 for ocean city. right up to 80 for cape may. that's today. things start changing tomorrow. we'll see a lot of sunshine today but to the northwest, doesn't look like much. this little line of showers is a cold front that's going to be intensifying and coming at us first thing tomorrow morning. we'll see scattered clouds today as it eases into the area. by 11:00 tonight, it is dry. by tomorrow morning at this time, we're likely to see some showers, most likely in pennsylvania. looks like delaware and south jersey will miss on that first rainfall. it could see thunderstorm activity. that's at 8:00 tomorrow morning. those storms then push to the north. we'll get sunshine in the
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afternoon. it will be another warm day tomorrow but not as warm as today. 85 record heat for philadelphia. tomorrow, the showers and a chance of the thunderstorm in the morning. with sunshine breaking through in the afternoon, we'll see upper 70s for thursday. friday, a bit cooler, showers coming in with a cold front and then once that cold front moves through, we'll get that cold air for saturday with the wind blowing, 46 in the morning, 5 degrees in the afternoon. the cool weather continues sunday and monday, even a little bit cooler tuesday and wednesday with temperatures in the 50s and those 80s, well, you may be missing them by next week. we'll be in the 60s for thursday and friday with another round of showers on thursday. gang? >> it is fall after all. >> thanks, bill. >> 10 before 7:00. let's get you to work with a check of 42. >> jessica boyington has her eyes on the camera. >> this is over in the deptford area, northbound side, seeing, of course, more delay right here. that's because it's moving towards philadelphia or maybe headed towards 295 and trenton.
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southbound looks okay. we are seeing that delay on the northbound side. that's typically where we see it at this time. upper moreland, ramp moving towards the pa turnpike. white marsh, another one on baron hill road and scarlet oak drive. you may be detoured or see a delay because of that. here's 95, moving through delaware. ten minutes north or southbound from 295 to 495. we're looking good through delaware but not the same moving towards philadelphia. updates when i come back in about five minutes or so on 95. vai? >> we'll see you in five. thank you, jessica. eagles long snapper jon dorenbos continues to wow crowds with his magic. >> he performed on "the ellen ç show" yesterday. >> 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.
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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! >> funny, too. >> john was just getting warmed up. that was the first of three tricks he performed on the show. big fan. love him. next up, a look at the stories we'll be following for today. and we're getting ready for another week of high school football. here are your choices for the 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 nbc10.com or the nbc 10 app.
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when government bureaucrats refused to approve a cancer vaccine equally for both girls and boys, i stepped in to change that rule. when my own party held up recovery funds after sandy hit us, i took them on and won. and when veterans were forced to travel out of state for health care, i brought in new local clinics and expanded services. but there's much more to do. my mission is to protect south jersey's way of life. i'm frank lobiondo and i approve this message.
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here are some of the stories we'll be following today. >> faculty members at 14 pennsylvania universities are on strike. students at many of those schools are so report to class as usual today. the faculty union will give an update on the strike at 11:00 a.m. near the campus the kutztown university. details on nbc 10 news at 11:00. tonight, the presidential candidates take the stage for the last debate before the election. donald trump and hillary clinton will square off at the university of nevada las vegas. her game plan is stay focused and presidential. his game plan is to go after clinton's record. watch the final debate right here at 9:00 p.m. on nbc 10. lauren mayk is reporting live from university of nevada las vegas.
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pedro hernandez of maple shade is accused of killing 6-year-old etan patz. his trial ended in a hung jury in 2015. patz vanished on his way to school in 1979 and was declared dead decades later. testimony will continue into the defamation lawsuit against penn state filed by former assistant football coach mike mcfiery. he's seeking more than $4 million in lost wages and damages. vice president joe biden will push his cancer moon shot program in boston today. he's calling for a national movement to end cancer as we know it. the vice president has visited several cancer centers and research facilities this year to talk about the program. tonight, a delaware county community will raise awareness about the epidemic of heroin and opioid usage. they will help educate families during an all-ages town hall in havertown. in south philadelphia, their finest will be honor.
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a merit commendation ceremony will be held in northeast philadelphia. 78 officers will be given awards for outstanding police service. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with one last check on your commute. 95 around bridge street, still seeing some delays. we had earlier construction, pretty much tieing it up all morning long. we were in the red in the 4:00 hour with our drive times here. that's because one lane was getting by headed southbound towards center city. right now we're doing better than that but still seeing the typical slowdown. 27 minutes southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. a few accidents out there as well. one in upper moreland and one in white marsh, baron hill road and scarlet oak drive. emergency construction blocking part of the atlantic city expressway ramp to exit 2, route 322. they're doing some drain repairs there. it may cause delays for you here. the schuylkill expressway will end on that. we're seeing some red and some
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is really typical for this time. basically 25 minutes east and westbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a minute before 7:00 and we have a warm morning. 67 degrees now in philadelphia. the suburbs, 67 with a few scattered clouds. you can see them in this view from king of prussia. sunshine will break through the clouds and a quick warmup. 76 at lunch time. you can see the skies brightening in the lehigh valley. what you don't see is fog, not happening this morning with temperatures running warmer near 70 degrees at 9:00 and then 78 degrees at lunch time. here come the 80s, more record heat this afternoon for philadelphia. the record is 80 degrees. we'll be up to 85 degrees today and 80s for the suburbs,en in n jersey, the lehigh valley as well. >> i'm not into it. local updates through the morning.
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get realtime news, weather and traffic on nbc 10 app. >> tap the app for update s on the strike at state universities in pennsylvania. thanks for watching. good morning. fight night in vegas. donald trump and hillary clinton set to duke it out one last time in a debate. their planes crossing paths at the airport. poll its showing hillary clinton with a comfortable lead and less than three weeks to go. will trump up the ante tonight? breaking overnight, chaos outside the u.s. embassy in the philippines. a police van repeatedly rams a group of demonstrators protesting the u.s. military's presence there. one person pinned beneath the tire before getting up. this morning why the police are saying the driver did nothing wrong. chilling execution. disturbing video of a judge in mexico being gunned down outside his own me

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