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the national anthem debate, and one owner's message to his player players. we have a lot to get to. 4:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc10 news today" first look at 4. thanks for being with us. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. 73 degrees already in the 4:00 hour. we'll get right to meteorologist bill henley with the first alert neighborhood forecast. bill? it is a warm start. we're normally in the low 50s this hour. there are cooler neighborhoods, 60s in the suburbs and lehigh valley. it's in those areas that i'm watching for fog. hasn't formed yet. 70 now in new jersey. the skies will be clearing. sunshine will be nice and bright in delaware during the day with just a few scattered clouds. rain is out of the picture. also the winds have shifted behind yesterday's rain. a northerly wind blowing at 6:00 and 9:00. just enough, that's dry air coming in. the temperatures, they'll be warm, in fact, really warm this afternoon. into the 80s for most locations. the humidity will be dropping.
we're looking at a pretty nice autumn day today that will feel like summer. 84 in new jersey. at the shore, 78 degrees. i'll break it down hour by hour, show you how quickly the temperatures will warm up for each part of our area when i'm back in less than ten minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. thanks. starting on the schuylkill again around 30th street, now some of the construction vehicles that i was watching earlier on the westbound side have already cleared. some of them pulled out of the way. i haven't seen any cars move through yet. there's still some left beyond the reach of our camera. we're not seeing any of that open yet. we're getting ahead of schedule, looks like. i'll keep my eyes on that. for now they'll detour you off at 30th street station. and you can hop back on. route 202. drive times okay so far. ten minutes in both directions. north and south, route 30 to the schuylkill, speeds into the mid 60s. i'll end with mass transit because we have no delays. good news there for septa, amtrak, patco, and new jersey
transit. i want ton f you're putting the kids' health at risk. >> angry and demanding answers. parents take aim at a south jersey school district over mold concerns. and now the monroe township district has canceled classes as they try to fix the problem. matt delucia joins us live from holly glen elementary school. parents are worried about the health risks for their children no matter where they go to school in the district, right? >> reporter: right. and a lot of parents went to a meeting last night. there were so many people there that the fire marshal had to be called in and tell the overflow crowd to move into the hallways. take a look at video of that where you see a lot of people there, parents confronted the monroe township school board over at williamstown high school last night. they are concerned and curious about how mold is going to be removed from the holly glen elementary school. that's where i'm at now. they're curious how long this will take. inspectors found mold here at the elementary school last week. contractors say this problem can be fixed. so far there's no firm timetable
of when will be done. this has raised concerns about other schools in the district. and now all schools in the monroe township school district are closed for the rest of the week. here is some of what the superintendent said last night and also how some parents are feeling. >> we realize this may could inconvenient for everyone, we are acting in the best interests of our school family. >> all we can do is hope for the truth and push for the existing board and existing superintendent to make the right call. >> our kids are suffering for this because somebody couldn't address the problem when it was brought to their attention. >> reporter: for now the doors are closed and locked. the superintendent also introduced an air quality task force which is a group of teachers and community members who will research this problem. for now, live in williamstown, matt delucia, nbc10 news. at 4:33, we're following breaking news from the west
coast. deadly wildfires are burning from one end of the coast to the other. >> wind-driven flames continue to destroy homes and businesses. we have more live from napa. jennifer, thank you for being with us this morning. set the scene for us. >> reporter: here in napa which is where we are, this is the famed silverado trail where wineries and people just come to take in the sites. a beautiful part of the country. now it's overtaken by fires. as you mentioned, 73,000 acres burned. 1,500 homes including some that you see right behind me here at the silverado country club. in one of these homes, an elderly couple unable to get out of their home as the flames exploded in the middle of the night, night before last. charles rippe, called "peach" by everyone who knew him, he and his wife who was 99, they just
celebrated 75 years together. they both died, overcome by flames. there are ten deaths that have been confirmed. 100 missing persons reports. unfortunately, officials expect the number to rise. the winery burned to the ground on this trail. meteorologists are telling us that the weather has calmed down overnight, and that is good news. it's nothing like it was sunday night to monday morning which is when the fire broke out which is very, very unusual for a fire to just burst out in the middle of the night. that's usually when the winds are calm and things lay down. meteorologists are telling us that it doesn't look like those kind of conditions will all come together again for another 50 years. this is not the type of thing that happens all the time here. they're calling this the worst fire incident here in northern california since the oakland hills fire in 1991. the fire-fight continues. all of these fires are
completely out of control. there's only a 5% containment line around the one in southern california in orange county which also burned several homes. so the resources are split all across the state of california. emergency declarations in at least three counties by governor jerry brown. back to you two. >> our thoughts and prayers certainly with those folks out there. jennifer bjorklund, thank you, reporting from napa. now to a developing story on the campus of texas tech university. police hauled in the 19-year-old suspect overnight, accused of killing a campus police officer. this began yesterday when police say they found drug paraphernalia in the room of hollis daniels during a welfare check. investigators say they brought him in for questioning, and that's when he pulled a gun, shot an officer in the head, and took off. classes will continue as normal today. the university is offering support services to those students who need it. a new timeline that led up to the las vegas massacre. police now say stephen paddock shot a security guard outside his hotel room before he opened fire on the crowd below.
the hotel guard was shot at 9:59 sunday night, october 1st. police say the guard was responding to a door alarm. the first shots into the concert crowd were not reported until six minutes later at 10:05. then, 12 minutes later at 10:17, the first police officers arrived outside paddock's door. investigators are still trying to figure out the motive for the mass shooting. it's 4:37. senators from our area are weighing in on the rising tension between president trump and senator bob corker. you'll remember on sunday the president said on twitter that corker begged for his re-election endorsement and dropped out when he said no. corker also took to social media and compared the white house to an adult daycare center. delaware senator chris coons serves on the committee that corker chairs and says the personal spat undermines u.s. security. >> it gives our allies pause. it gives our adversaries encouragement. my hope that they can patch this up quickly and find some way to
work together. >> coming up at 5:30, we will hear the response from delaware senator tom carper. people are still reacting to the stand or be benched order from cowboys' order jerry jones. on sunday jones issued a statement saying any of his players who disrespect the flag by taking a knee during the anthem will not play. malcolm jenkins is known for raising his fist during the anthem. he said he would continue even if the owner told him not to. >> my demonstration is in no way disrespectful to our flag, our country, or our service members. neither is anybody in the league who's kneeling. i think we've made that very clear. what we're demonstrating about has nothing to do with the flag but everything to do with social injustice, racial equality. >> vice president mike pence left an nfl game on sunday just minutes after players took a knee during the "star spangled banner" the vice president's move was ed in advance and directed -- was planned in advance and directed by the president.
espn host emle hill was suspended for a violation of the social media policy. hill blasted cowboys' owner jerry jones on twitter calling for a fan boycott of his advertisers. the suspension came weeks after she tweeted that president trump was a white supremacist. miami police shoot and kill a temple university student. what led up to the officers opening fire and why a witness says an officer is lucky to be alive. plus, first lady fight. why president trump's ex-wife says she is the actual first lady and how melania trump is responding. all new at 5:00 a.m., devastating impact. the california wildfires are tearing through window country. the ripple effect it could have on a multibillion dollar industry.
jessica boyington with you and a check of the roads at 76 and gloucester city. cameras at market streets. in here is the northbound side, moving up toward the philadelphia area. right before you head to 676 moving through camden or to the ben franklin or walt whitman bridge, excuse me. the vine street expressway is open right now. a good thing because part of the westbound schuylkill is still blocked with a construction project. if are you trying to head that way and don't want to take the detour which, by the way, isn't bad. when you head westbound, they'll divert you and allow you back on again before the vine. you can head up 95, if you're coming up 95 before you get there. take the vine street expressway westbound. that's open right now, too. also, again, watching the schuylkill expressway around 30th street. maybe we have an update here, too. looks like the westbound side is letting cars through. maybe the maps didn't update yet. either way, a few cars heading through around 30th street. by the time you head out, you'll be good to go. updates, of course, when i come back for the morning. and i'll be back in ten.
73 degrees at 6:42. temperatures are falling. temperatures could which down a little bit more -- could come down a little bit more. after that happens, temperatures climbing into the 80s. philadelphia up to 77 by lunchtime. we have a breeze blowing. coming out of the northwest, that's going to dry things out, bring the humidity level down. you can still feel the steaminess in the suburbs. 66 degrees right now. there's a chance we'll see a little fog this morning. any fog disappears rapidly with sunshine this afternoon. the lehigh valley in for a big warmup. 60s now, upper 70s to near 80 degrees this afternoon. and new jersey, the clouds are breaking. sunshine will take over. up to 78 at noontime. the shore, we saw raindrops yesterday. those are pushing offshore. it's going to be a sunny day today, into the upper 70s this afternoon. a little bit of a southerly breeze. you'll maintain some of the humidity during the day. meantime, delaware starting off in the low 70s, and dropping into the 60s in the short term.
the warmup on, track for 80s this afternoon. if you're making weekend plans, count on warm weather for the weekend. before we get there, we're in finally for cooler weather. i'll detail that with the ten day on ten when i come back in a few minutes. >> all right. thank you. see you in a few. returning home a champion. a delaware teen wins gold at the world gymnastics competition. what she tells us about her path to victory. plus, here's something to send a smile emoji about. hundreds of new emoji options that will soon be at your fingertips.
tragedy strikes again for temple university after a police officer shoot and kills someone running from officers. >> carrie ann kivan crashed her vehicle and took off from the scene. miami beach officers caught up to her and approached her, asked her to get out of the vehicle, and that's when they say she hit the gas and struck an officer. an officer started shooting.
a witness says the officer came close to death. >> if she had been a little farther, she'd have killed him. with the momentum, the car would have hit him. he was so close actually when the car started -- he had to jump. >> officers say they tried to revive her at the scene. she was in miami celebrating her 22nd birthday last thursday. the officer who was hit suffered a head injury but has been released from the hospital. we'll show you the video of it happening coming up in the next hour. temple's student government issued a statement that read in part, "this has been a painful semester. we hear you, we support you, we will continue to push unity and peace through these tough times because pain is always easier to deal with when you have people surrounding you and encouraging you." 4:47. 73 degrees. new details about a story that we told you about last week. a wilmington nonprofit is offering a reward now to find this lectern stolen from a local church. the seven-foot-tall bronze
lectern was taken from the cathedral church of st. john. the nonprofit that bought the church is offering a $1,000 reward for its return, no questions asked. today, first lady melania trump is traveling to west virginia speaking out on babies born with drugs. she will visit to the first center for addicted babies. it provides medical services and care to families. the first lady said in order to help addicted children, we must first help their parents succeed. first lady melania trump is also responding to comments from her ex-husband's original ex-wife who said she is the first lady. president trump's first wife, ivana, made the quip during a tv interview. ivana trump is currently promoting her book that delves into her 15-year marriage to donald trump. and their very public divorce. here's exactly what ivana trump said about her 2017 relationship with the president.
>> i had the direct number to the white house. i didn't want to call him there because melania is there. i don't want to cause jealousy. because i'm basically first wife. i'm first lady, okay. >> a spokeswoman for melania trump said the first lady plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books. the spokeswoman called ivana trump's comments self-serving noise. a lot of "star wars" fans tuned in to monday night football because a new trailer for the latest film debuted during halftime. take a look. ♪ >> it's always been. now it's awake. and i need help. >> the trailer focuses on new characters ray and kilo ren. "star wars: the last jedi"
starts on december 15th. apple users will soon have hundreds of new emojis to choose from. >> the new characters will include an updated "love you" gesture designed after the hand sign in american sign language. just in time for the olympics, an emoji for curling. curling. they get one. the emoji will be in the upcoming software updates for -- >> mermaids. >> ios 11. >> porcupines. >> dinosaur. i like the dinosaur one. >> i'll send you a broccoli. >> i like the colonel clink smiley face personally. hey. was there an outrage one? seems like we could use one of those. no weather outrage today unless you're not a fan of warm weather. back into the 80s today -- >> i'm outraged. >> you love it, jessie. >> outrage. >> nice and bright, waiting for sunshine now. coming up at 7:05. we've got time to cool down.
this is helping. a breeze out of the northwest. dry air floods the area, making a big difference during the day. it's already bringing the temperatures down in the suburbs and the lehigh valley. if the temperatures fall a little bit faster, we'll get fog forming before sunup. so far that hasn't happened. delaware, philadelphia, south jersey, low 70s. right now, a few neighborhoods in the 60s. chestnut hill, andora among them. 73 in society hill. down into the low 70s fortors dale and fox -- for tarsdale and fox chase. with winds out of the southwest, humidity will be dropping. the skies have cleared. we're in for a lot of sunshine. we'll see a quick warmup from the 60s through the 70s and then back into the 80s this afternoon. the moisture level, not a dramatic drop. a little breeze out of the north. that will be coming down. drying out enough that it will be comfortable even though temperatures will be in the 80s this afternoon. the normal high is 69.
we'll be way past that. satellite and radar, you see how quickly things have cleared. the showers from yesterday are offshore. those are the showers that will move in later tomorrow and still be with us on thursday. that's finally going to bring the temperatures down. not today. dry. sunny, warm, 84 degrees this afternoon. going to feel like another august day. october comes back for wednesday. especially thursday and friday. temperatures coming down. the best chance of rain will be coming wednesday night and during the day on thursday. maining clouds, high of 68. then sunshine and another warmup. near 80 on saturday. near 80s on sunday. still pretty warm on monday. monday, another cold front, a chance of showers. then we dry out with lots of sunshine. look at the temperatures. back into the 60s wednesday and thursday, low 70s next thursday. >> that's fall. sunny, crisp temperatures. not the big hair days we've been
experiencing. >> jessica boyington -- >> funny you said big hair and went to me. on the turnpike, so far, so good. no problems here, okay north and south. right now, not dealing with a lot of problems. mass transit is okay. seeing about 16-minute delays. a little bit more than a minor delay at the airport for septa, 403, amtrak, patco and new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. and 95 looks good if you're moving through delaware. an 11-minute trip from 495 to 95. in the 60s. taking the stage. the famous singer set to bring magic to philadelphia tonight. the gymnastics world champion, a delaware teen comes home with a gold medal. why she says it feels like -- what she says it feels like to come out on top.
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you right now watching the roads. we're over in new jersey right now checking in with mt. laurel, route 73 at 295. so far, so good, no problems. watching construction, too. i'll check in with more of your majors when i come back. >> we'll check in with you later. superstar bruno mars brings his "24-karat magic" world tour to the wells fargo center. ♪ >> how about us? dancing at four minutes before 5:00 a.m. >> that's why we roll video so they don't see us. mars hasn't performed at the wells fargo since john of 2014. the tour is his first full-length tour since 2013. the concert starts at 8:00 p.m. there are still tickets available. the lowest price is $150. trust the process, pay the price. the 76ers have a new long-term deal with joe ellen bead.
five years and $148 million. he's only played in a few years as a pro. the deal gives the sixers salary cap protection if he gets hurt and misses a lot of time. simmons said embiid is a beast and no one can stop him on the court. >> has a chance to be great. there's still lots of work to be done. he's scratching the surface. he's done things on the court that remind me of somebody that's able to hear music and play the song. >> we hear music and dance, but we can't play the song. embiid tweeted, "the process to be continued. i love you, philadelphia. #fivemo #fivemoreyears." to the eagles and head coach peterson says the birds will probably be without lane johnson thursday at care line a. johnson has a -- carolina.
johnson has a concussion. now the focus is on the panthers who, like the eagles, 4-1. >> the balance is getting work done on the field. at the same time, allowing them to rest their legs, their bodies. do what they can to be prepared. >> john clark of nbc sports philadelphia and keith jones will be in charlotte with a special "eagles game kickoff" tlt thursday night at 7:00 p.m. can't believe they're sending those two guys together. followed by "eagles game plan" at 7:30. we kid. we kid. >> a joke. a delaware teen is back home with a gold medal and a title gymnastics world champion. >> morgan herd arrived at philly international fresh off her unexpected win. the 16-year-old from middletown, new castle county, won the all-around title at the world gymnastics championships in montreal this past weekend. >> it feels so crazy. like i feel like it truly hasn't sunk in. >> i bet not.
her training gym, first state gymnastics in newark, is planning a celebration in her honor tomorrow. her goal is to make it to the summer olympics in 2020. you don't have to wait that long to see the best athletes in the world at the winter olympics in south korea. those games begin february 8th on nbc10. >> how big is the grin on morgan's face? >> we'll be right there with you, morgan! >> atta girl. now for more of the stories we're following now at 5:00 a.m. -- >> mold madness. an entire school district is keeping kids at home during air testing as parents ask is my child's health at risk. fierce and fast-moving flames. deadly wildfires tearing you do california's wine country. accused killer arrested. what we know about the man police say murdered a pillar of philadelphia's community.
good morning. welcome to "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. it is warm even at 5:00. we'll get to meteorologist bill henley and the most accurate weather forecast. bill? >> this time of year we should be in the 40s and 50s. it's not happening -- 60s and 70s. we are running cooler than yesterday. dry air is starting to move into the suburbs. that's helping to bring the temperatures down. lehigh valley, seeing it, too. look, just dropped to 68 degrees in new jersey. these are automatically updating all the time. we will see it update through the day today as temperatures climb. at 7:00, cooler in philadelphia with the northerly winds blowing now and continuing during the day. dry air coming into play. humidity will be coming down, and the temperatures going up, 76 by 11:00. then back into the 80s this afternoon for just about everyone. the exception will be the jersey shore. seeing partly sunny skies, a dry day today. there are