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few minutes. right now let's see how the traffic is move on a friday morning. jessica boyington has a look at that. jessie? >> traffic is moving. that's the good news to start off with on the vine street expressway, we're watching that with our cameras right here and right around broad street. not closed this morning in between broad street and the schuylkill expressway and all week we've had it open as well. we've had a good week there. in lansdale, there's an accident on 6th street and kennel worth avenue. here's the schuylkill expressway. you can see green on our drive-through right here, eastbound into center city, 12 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds into the 60s. vai and tracy. >> jessica, thanks. 4:30. a part of philadelphia history could soon become history. >> buildings along jewelers row dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s could be demolished to make way for new condos did. today, efforts begin to save the property. pamela osborne is in center city.
>> while the historical commission is considering lift something of the properties to the registered historic places, it may be too late to protect the properties. these three buildings on jewelers row are being eyed for demolition by the toll brothers. they would like to demolish a total of six properties and replace them with a 16-story condo tower. the developers already have the permits but residents say they aren't giving up the fight just yet. >> i can't even imagine where i will go or what i will do. >> if you're not on jewelers row, you weren't even considered. >> -- history before its development. the mayor says he understands the frustrations but there's nothing the city can legally do at this point. the historical commission will meet at 9:00 to discuss this matter. when i see you again in the next hour, you'll hear from another jeweler who actually likes the
idea of having a condo come in to jewelers row. that story at 5:30. reporting live from jewelers row, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. today lawmakers will begin to shine a spotlight on the transit agency. >> the question is what caused the train to crash into the station in hoboken and kill one and injury 100 others. deanna durante is in our digital operations center. >> speed may be a major factor here in the investigation of that hoboken crash that happened on september 29th. lawmakers say they want to hear from njt officials about safety, funding and the implementation of positive train control. the joint senate and assembly oversight committee will hold the hearings starting today in trenton.
lawmakers voted to give themselves subpoena power. a woman on the platform was kill, 100 others were injured. lawsuits have been filed by some of the injured and the ntsb has released some of its findings. but the investigation isç goin to take at least into the next year. the train the ntsb was going about 21 miles an hour, 10 miles an hour is what is allowed for the entry into the terminal and according to the associated press, investigators have already raised other safety concerns. >> i find it inexcusable when there are 100,000 lives every day riding on new jersey transit line that we don't have, it seems to me, the top safety record, the record that at one time we did have. the system that once was the envy of the nation. >> now, on wednesday, u.s. senator bob menendez and senator cory booker asked federal officials to investigate the safety and funding for njt in
light of the crash. that is the latest happening in the digital operations center, i'm deanna durante, nbc 10 news. 4:33. 66 degrees outside. happening today, we are expected to get a health update on one of philadelphia's most controversial convicts, friends, family and community activists maintain that mum ia abu-jamal s being treated unfairly. he's fighting hepatitis c. he's not getting the treatment he needs. that's because of prison policy that won't allow inmates to get the drugs until they have liver damage. we have new details on a battle over a plan to create protective sand dunes at the jersey shore. yesterday, several home owners in margate filed suit against the state and federal governments to block the project. the owners claim the dunes would create flooding and standing water between their homes in the
ocean. new jersey's environmental commissioner maintains the state would handle any flooding or ponding that 3450i9 resumight r. officials were planning to start the dune project in december. decision 2016, 18 days to go until the election and the push for pennsylvania will be in the national spotlight today. republican presidential nominee, donald trump, will hold a rally in newtown, bucks county tonight. trump is looking for support from suburban voters to pull off a victory in the state, a must-win battleground. donald trump will also campaign today in johnstown, pa. also, vice president joe biden will stump for hillary clinton in wilkes-barre and her running mate, senator tim kaine will campaign in state college. tomorrow, tim kaine will join hillary clinton in philadelphia at a get out the vote rally in university city. count on nbc 10 to cover each of those campaign stops on air and, of course, on nbc 10 app. just when you think you've seen it and heard it all, this election season, there's this.
>> michelle obama gives a speech. and everyone loves it. my wife melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case. >> ahead, donald trump and hillary clinton square off again but this time for humor's sake. also, this new castle county bakery was a local landmark until it was destroyed by fire. ahead as they rebuild, the owners of the bakery are now going after who they blame for the fire. 4:36, the time. 66 degrees. another warm morning. a little bit of a breezeç and some bits of fog, too. there are massive changes on way for the weekend. neighborhood forecast, just ahead. how tall are you?
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but let's just say it's more than ever. share the warmth of grands biscuits, now with even more flaky layers it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a quick check on the roads. we're watching the blue route around germantown pike on ramp. but they turned the camera around. now we're looking at the mid-county tolls. no problems in either direction. the pa turnpike looks great. between valley forge and downingtown, the right lane is closed there. 23 minutes from valley forge to route 1 if you're headed eastbound. same goes westbound, even
through some of that construction. lansdale and 6th street and kennel worth, that was reported about an hour, hour and a half ago or so. doing okay at 295, cameras on southbound and northbound lanes with be no problem. a 13-minute trip there. no problems even through the work zone from route 38 up towards the black horse pike. average speeds into the 60s. updates on construction around the area. we'll check in with the atlantic city expressway when i come back. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 20 minutes before 5:00. we are getting a mostly cloudy start. start to see some is of the clouds in this view from here at the nbc 10 studios. the radar screen, we are dry. trenton, philadelphia and wilmington. there are some showers farther off to the northwest. in fact, heavy downpours in central pennsylvania. i think we're more likely to see some of these. showers offshore heading toward new jersey, parts of new jersey during the day today will get showers. for philadelphia, 66 degrees
right now. into the 70s, we'll see clouds and some breaks of sunshine and another warm afternoon. look at the upper 70s today. 78 degrees. that's at 4:00 for philadelphia. the suburbs, 64 degrees, clouds and those clouds will be in and out. we'll get enough sunshine to warm from 64 into the upper 60s at 10:00. then here come the middle 70s at 2:00 with some scattered clouds into the afternoon. the suburbs stay dry during the day. lehigh valley we'll see a few more clouds around. there's a chance of an isolated shower, mostly cloudy skies at 10:00. some of those clouds linger into the afternoon hours. for new jersey, 66 degrees right now. those showers offshore start moving in this morning. we'll still see some of the showers into the midday and afternoon hours. not expecting heavy downpours. we'll see some of the shower activity this morning at the jersey shore as well. 71 degrees. a little bit warmer than it is right now. you have breaks of sunshine at the shore as well. for delaware, 67 now. partly sunny skies will lead to
another big warmup, upper 70s, close to 80 degrees this afternoon. but you can forget about the warm weather this weekend. big changes, strong gusty winds. that's really going to bring things down in a hurry. i'll take a look at the 10 day on 10 and the weekend forecast when i'm back in a few minutes. >> the weekend forecast. thanks, bill. 4:42. for the third straight day school is out at 14 schools and universities across pennsylvania. >> we'll hear from pennsylvania's governor about the walkout. also, traffic ticket lawsuit. next, find out who's taking philadelphia police to court over traffic fines along i-95, the schuylkill and 676.
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talks are scheduled as we move into day three of the faculty strike at more then a dozen public colleges in pennsylvania. once again, yesterday, unionized professors hit the picket line at west chester university. they said they're angry over a contract offer that cost them more for their health care plan and changes other policies. officials with the state system say health care costs are rising for all americans. the system said offered the faculty members pay raises. the striking professors said they don't want an unfair deal. >> we fully recognize a lot of people are paying higher premium and such. we're not saying it should be cut. we're just saying how much are
they going to be increased. >> union officials say back channel negotiations are under way. state system officials say they're looking for a path forward. nbc 10 caught up with pennsylvania governor tom wolf to ask him about the faculty strike. wolf us his concern is for the students. >> as long as they are not treated fairly, as long as they have to sacrifice, yes, i'm upset. >> the governor blames the strike on education cutbacks in the previous administration. he said he wants to restore funding to the state college system. in new castle county, a bakery that endored a fire last christmas eve is suing the company that installed its oven. the new journal of wilmington reports that the bakery filed a suit earlier this month against a canadian equipment manufacturer claiming the oven started the fire. the ovenmaker could not be reached for comment right now. serpe's is rebuilding and expects to re-open by the end of
the month. a legal battle is brew are for the philadelphia police depar(ment over illegal speeding tickets a class-action lawsuit claims they are ticketing on state highways in the city. they can pull you over but officers need to contact state police for any enforcement action. the police department hasn't commented on the lawsuit. speaking of drivering with let's check the roads, get you to work on this friday. first, a check of the schuylkill. >> let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington and a look at 76. how's it looking? >> good morning, vai and tracy. we're heading out on the schuylkill and looking great. around spring garden street are our cameras, east, westbound, no problems or delays. 13 minutes eastbound from the blue route headed to the vine street expressway. average speeds now clocking in into the very high 50s but that's not showing any increase in drive time yet. good to go there. watch for some emergency
construction out in winslow township in new jersey. it's off of the atlantic city expressway headed westbound. some e-z pass lanes are repaired for repairs. you don't want to be going through that area too quickly with construction workers on the scene. here's new jersey in a different spot. route 73 around 295, this is around the marlton/mt. laurel area. other than that, most directions on 73 look just fine. maybe you're headed to the tacony palmyra bridge. you'll be fine doing that as well. it's clear. we're not seeing scheduled openings right now. more when i'm back in ten. above normal again. and we're off to a foggy start this morning. >> yes, we're also looking at some wet weather, it's getting cooler. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley has the first alert forecast. how's it looking? >> there's a lot happening right now. you can see some of the light fog this morning. it's not heavy, not yet anyway.
you may see areas of fog to start with. during the day, yes, another warm one. temperatures back to near 80 degrees this afternoon. but while it's the temperatures that will be going up during the day, umbrellas going up this evening. rain showers will move in with a cold front that's really going to bring the temperatures down this weekend. they are warm. right now, 66 degrees. that's 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. 66 in philadelphia, delaware is at 67. you can see some of the fog in south jersey with temperatures have dropped into the low 60s. there were 50s yesterday morning. most of the area solidly in the 60s, a little bit warmer, in lumberton, florence, pemberton, each one of those locations along with medford at 67 degrees. into the 70s this afternoon. in fact, 79 degrees. partly sunny skies for center city. the fog will clear out. we'll get nice breaks of sunshine. there is a slight chance of a shower popping up. a bit more likely in the lehigh valley. 76 degrees this afternoon. but even more likely in new
jersey, especially at the shore. 74 in atlantic city, those showers will be moving in during day. won't be an all-day rainfall. delaware escaping the showers during the day today, this evening, it's a different story. the radar and satellite shows we are dry. look at that activity to the west. that's going to be moving in this evening, possibly this afternoon for the lehigh valley. but those showers offshore, that's going to happen during the day in new jersey. hour by hour forecast 8:30 this morning, scattered showers. at that time, already in cape may,ç swinging into new jersey along the shore and inland areas, too. even trenton could see a few scattered showers, gloucester and camden, you may see a brief light shower. it's still dry until we get into the evening hours. that wet weather to the west comes sweeping in. that's a cold front that will bring our temperatures way down this weekend. yesterday into the 80s. today, 70s. tomorrow 50s. and the wind will be blowing, along with some remaining showers, some lingering showers
for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. 50s across new jersey. the jersey shore and delaware. then the wind dies down on sunday and with sunshine coming back, we'll manage low 60s which is pretty typical for this time of year. 79 this afternoon. 58 tomorrow and sunday morning into the low 40s. the suburbs will drop down into the 30s. 60s for monday and tuesday plenty of sunshine that will be cool afternoon at 57 degrees. another cool day on wednesday. by thursday, we're looking at another chance of showers in the area. and that chance of showers will also be around for friday and next sunday. >> all right, see you in a little bit, bill. north jersey is going through a drought that state officials say is getting worse. last night those officials held a public hearing in essex county it address dropping water levels. they pointed to scenes like these at a nearby reservoir that's drying up to about half capacity. north jersey has been under a drought watch since july. that watch could soon be a warning. and the rules for a lot of usage
could change. >> nobody's ever officially came out and said we have drought restrictions and stuff like that. >> we've not head that decision yet. we believe the conditions are there to make that decision. >> some environmentalists are accusing state officials of not doing enough to conserve the region's water supply. 4:52 and to a cosmetic caper worth more than $100,000. next on "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00, they say a mother and daughter team worked together and stole make-up from our area and beyond. then there's this. >> this is such a special event that i took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here. >> next, hear the candidates put their differences aside for a little bit in the name of comedy. speaking of votes, you voted, here are the results for the nbc 10 high school blitz game of the week. we're heading to delaware county where interboro hosts academy
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...they can dry practically frizz free. because strong is beautiful. i've always taken on the status quo. in harrisburg, they didn't like it when i stopped their perks and pushed for reform. as head of pennsylvania's third-largest county, i cut out wall street middlemen to protect pensions. now, as chairman of the pennsylvania commission on crime, i'm leading the fight to stop the epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse. as attorney general, i'll prosecute anyone who scams our seniors. and i'll hold the oil and gas companies accountable to keep our drinking water safe. i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington checking on the roads. we're watching 78 over in the lehigh valley. this is right around lehigh street, just a couple of cars out the door there. no problems in either direction right now. and same goes for route 73 right
around 561. this is in winslow township, not a car in sight. still a good drive out there. wish everything looked like this all day but won't. updates as soon as those things start to change and when i'm back in the 5:00 hour. >> we'll see you then, jessica. sam katz was busted for having marijuana at the philadelphia international airport. tsa officials say katz was carrying a small amount of marijuana as he tried to pass through security. he was getting ready to board a flight to florida yesterday morning. because marijuana was decriminalized in florida, he was given a $25 fine. he ended up missing his scheduled flight but eventually did make it out of town. under florida state law, possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. and speaking of decriminalization in philadelphia, marijuana activists are celebrating two years since that law was passed. they posted a pop-up weed garden
in aikeakins oval. police did not interfere with the celebration. >> i was arrested three years ago at a protest, now we're having a garden party outside of the art museum. great progress. >> the next marijuana debate is over the upcoming rollout of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the city. montgomery county college will officially begin a $29 million project to get students ready for jobs of the future. ursinus college will combine science and entrepreneurship. they will this open meeting spaces and maker space where students can build their own tools for original research. the charity dinner in new york is a tradition for presidential candidates to poke fun at themselves and each other.
last night broke new ground with hillary clinton and donald trump trade something punches between the punch lines. watch this. >> just before taking, hillary bumped into me and very civilly said, pardon me. [ laughter ] and i very politely replied, let me talk to you about that after i get into office. >> the crowd booed some of trump's remarks. clinton laughed off most of them before turning the tables on her rival. >> people look at the statue of liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history as a nation of immigrants, a beacon of hope for people around the world. donald looked to the statue of liberty and sees a four. maybe a five if she loses the
torch and tablet and changes her hair. >> to watch all of the digs from clinton and trump at last night's dinner, tap the nbc 10 app or logon to nbc10.com. and now to more of the stories we're following right now on nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. eye on njt. today new jersey lawmakers will take a close look at new jersey transit after the deadly train station crash. cosmetic caper. a mother and daughter duo stand accused of stealing more than $100,000 in make-up from stores across our area. airport upgrade. take a look at this. nbc 10 got a sneak peek overnight at the brand new baggage claim area at philly international. >> nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." just about 5:00 a.m. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. another warm morning and the potential for fog. as you head out the door, let's begin with meteorologist bill henley. he has your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather forecast.
bill? >> we're seeing some light fog right now. it is likely to thicken up a bit. not a good view of it here. it is very light in philadelphia. some of the suburbs are seeing more fog, 2 1/2-mile visibility in doylestown. similar conditions in quakertown. mt. pocono, half a mile visibility there. scattered areas of light fog, trenton and wrightstown in new jersey as well. not bad in wilmington and 3 1/2-mile visibility in wildwood. a bit of light fog and clouds that will be lingering. like yesterday, we'll get breaks of sunshine. 60s this morning. another unusually warm morning. temperatures right now actually warmer than they're going to get all weekend long. today, though, it's a different story. back into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees this afternoon. 79 degrees with partly so mostly sunny skies for pçhiladelphia, upper 70s in the suburbs. there is a slight chance of a shower in new jersey. first thing this morning, a better chance during the later morning hours. that's not just interior