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right in the wallet. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. bill, i just heard jillian saying she's seeing some rain on the traffic cameras. >> it's falling in the western suburbs, scattered showers in delaware and inching into south jersey as well. not everybody has the rain just yet but there's a threat of storms and rain for the entire area as the day goes on. those are clouds over center city. the radar view shows the showers are scattered in delaware, dover is seeing late rainfall. the steadiest rainfall, the western suburbs portions of chester county, upper montgomery, bucks, into the lehigh valley, berks and lancaster counties getting rainfall now. you can see the line of stead der steadier activity has moved into the pottstown area. the temperatures are up. in some spots, close to 15 degrees warmer this morning, thanks to the clouds moving in. 72 degrees right now in
philadelphia. grab your umbrella. on and off rain to start with, 72 degrees at 7:00. not much warmer at 9:00, then upper 70s at noontime with storms. those will be popping up this afternoon. the future weather hour by hour when i come back. first, jillian is watching the rain come in on the traffic cameras. good morning, jillian. >> good morning, bill. this is a live look at route 202 at route 252. you can see some of the light rain drops on cameras right now. the roads not too bad as far as traffic goes. in ukeland, these are some of our cameras there. the vine is clear the entire length between 76 and 95. checking some of your drive times, 95 southbound from wood haven to the vine, it will take you 13 minutes. from center city the vine street expressway out to the blue
route, northbound from 95 to 76 on the blue route is an 18-minute trip. vai? we're following breaking news in norristown. three people have been taken to the hospital after a fire in a home there. this started within the past half hour on roberts alley and yerkees road. matt delucia is a few minutes away from the scene. we'll have a live report from him as soon as he arrives. happening today at the juries shore, a property tax protest. atlantic city homeowners are not happy with the city's decision to raise taxes. last week council approved a 29% hike. that has some coming out later this morning for a demonstration outside city hall. nbc 10's jesse gary is live in atlantic city. jesse, this hike is causing serious financial pain for a lot of residents. >> yes, tracy, that's right. so much so that a lot of residents plan to come out here to city hall in a few hours to protest the passage of this
massive tax hike. this woman has owned her home for several decades in atlantic city.ç put this, raising the taxes 29%, could force her to leave a.c. >> it's frustrating and painful because i'm 77 years old. now, you know, i can't go out and get a full-time job. i'm just not able to. >> leaders counter they cast a difficult ballot wednesday out of necessity. as many as four casinos could close, sharply reducing operating revenue for the city. coming up in 30 minutes, meet a man with an alternate plan. live in atlantic city, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. an autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of the death of robin williams. the 63-year-old comedian and actor was found dead at his home from an apparent suicide. the sheriff's coroner division
said it suspects the death was due to asphyxia but the cause is under investigation. the actor had been recently battling severe depression. he leaves behind a wife and three grown children. there's been plenty of reaction to the death of robin williams. we'll have much more in a live report from outside williams' home in california. 4:34. happening today, attorneys for two men plan to release security video showing alleged attacks by security guards at harrah's casino in atlantic city. they contend the attacks are part of a pattern of abuse by the guards. their comments and the video, this afternoon beginning on nbc 10 at 4:00. this man claims he was beaten by security guards after being asked to leave the casino floor. two philadelphia police officers charged with robbing and beating drug suspects have a court hearing today.
accused ring leader, thomas liciardello and michael spicer are being held without bail. four others were granted bail, reynolds, norman, betts and spizer. the decision was a setback to prosecutors who wanted all six in custody until trial. ed mahoney faces simple assault charges. he's a teacher at penn's grove middle school. this hearing was postponed from may when the judge recused himself because his children are in that district. he felt he was too close to the case. mahoney allegedly pushed and kicked a student leaving a bruise on that student's arm. civil rights groups want him to be suspended without pay until the case is decided. it is an honor that has been a long-time coming. >> a local vet receives the award he was supposed to get 60
years ago. the thing is, he didn't want it back then. the reason why, coming up. plus -- >> a show in the sky, the high flying details of a spectacle at the shore. it's expected to attract tens of thousands. ♪ ♪here i am. rock you like a hurricane♪ fiber one now makes cookies. find them in the cookie aisle.
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incidents near the festival. organizers credit nice weather and food vendors for drawing in the crowds. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> tracking wet weather moving into the area this morning. umbrellas are going up already, mainly light rain. there are some spots with moderate rainfall. this afternoon, strong thunderstorms and the threat of severe weather that may bring damaging winds and hail to our area. a lot going on this afternoon. some rain falling this morning. look at wilmington at 71 degrees. we did see showers in the pocono mountains. they'll be back. 64 degrees right now. clouds are increasing in trenton, 69 degrees. this is route 1 in delaware. the streets are a bit damp. haven't seen a lot of rain just yet. steadier rain is going to be moving in. this afternoon, that's when we could see strong thunderstorms. the clouds are already here. they'll be staying for most of the day. you might see a break of sunshine. mainly gray skies today.
you can see some thinning of the clouds to the west. as far as rain is concerned we have it moving into the area. this is the concern, thunderstorm activity, a line of storms. that's going to be here later today. the steadiest rainfall lancaster and into western berks county. light rain in theç allentown aa with a few spots of moderate showers. chance of severe weather this afternoon, mainly to our west. but this area includes portions of the lehigh valley, montgomery county, into south jersey and all of delaware. this afternoon, watch for storms to develop. they could start early this afternoon. this is 1:00 this afternoon. this is just updated information as well. look at the storms at 4:00 this afternoon in delaware and south jersey. stand by for wet weather today that will continue into the evening hours. umbrellas going up and temperatures into the upper 70s this afternoon. got the full seven-day forecast when i come back. 4:40 as bill just showed us.
some areas in the area, drivers will have to be aware of wet roads. >> right, wet roads in some areas, dry roads in others. jillian mele is watching it all. >> it depends where you're waking up, where you're traveling, what you're going to see right now. interstate 78 in the lehigh valley, right now route 22, traffic is moving along just fine, no accidents to report but notice the roads are wet there. girard, the roads are dry. no issues to report as far as accidents go on 95 either. that is good news. average speeds for the most part in the mid-50s. 55 on the blue route. 55 on 76 near bell monday.avenue, 65 on the pennsylvania turnpike. that's good. no incidents to report there. drivers make their way southbound as they approach 76. both directions are clear and 76 is also clear. tracy? people around the world are reacting to the news of the death of robin williams. an autopsy is expected today after the actor and comedian was
this morning, a man is behind bars charged in connection with a quadruple shooting that injured three people at an intersection. 43-year-old leonard hampton is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. he called friends for backup after a fight with his neighbor. investigators say a short time later, a gunman opened fire near whitaker and wyoming avenues in feltonville, hitting the intended victim in the leg and injuring threen in the bystanders. one of them is the father who was shot in the head while his wife and children were in the
car. >> right now you're safe nowhere. you go to the store, you don't know if you're going to come back to your house. >> police are looking for the man who pulled the trigger and two others involved in the shooting. later this week, a bankruptcy auction will be held for revel, one of three casinos set to close. nbc 10 has learned that so far none of the bids from the potential investors is qualified to rescue revel out of bankruptcy. meanwhile, the new jersey casino control commission says it does not have the authority to force show boat and trump plaza to stay open. that request was made so potential buyers would have more time to check them out. we should learn more about the death of oscar winning actor and comedian robin williams. jennifer borkland is outside his home in california. >> reporter: a giant in the
world of comedy and drama. robin williams dead at the age of 63. his family releasing a statement, that we remember him for not how he died but instead how he lived his life. >> good morning, vietnam! >> reporter: always the cheery face behind the lives. he battled depression as of late. it appears he took his own life. >> i just don't believe this. >> he was a really nice person. and he was real friendly to everyone. the nice thing was nobody bothered him. >> reporter: leading an ordinary life here at home as a contrast to the extraordinary world he created as an actor and comedian. coming into fame with the happy days character morning from ork which spun off into
"morning & mindy," he came into drugs and alcohol and stints in rehab, the most recent this summer. from "mrs. doubtfire" to "dead poet's society," he had tremendous range though he was known for his rapid fire improvization and voices and characters. the juilliard-trained actorç served in dramatic roles like "good will hunting." in all, williams films grossed more than $5 billion worldwide. he supported the troops. he supported athletes. >> he was a big-hearted, kind, generous person. >> reporter: that's how he'll be remembered and memorialized. >> fine, fine, fine man. >> reporter: so much more than an actor, he was a person who brought joy and laughter to so many. and his wife released a statement earlier today saying, in part, it's our hope the focus
will not be on robin's death but the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions. i'm jennifer bjkokland in tiberon. there is a news conference set for 11:00 a.m. pacific time. the autopsy is scheduled for today which would include preliminary toxicology tests. whether we'll get results from those so soon is a big question. we do hope to learn a few more details at this news conference, that's 11:00 a.m. pacific time. >> thank you. a 72-hour cease-fire is holding in the middle east this morning. in gaza, people are coming out to survey the new damage over the past few days. the latest cease-fire has allowed humanitarian aid into the territory and re-opened talks between israel and hamas. on a more lasting truce. the month-long war between the israeli military and hamas
militants killed nearly 2,000 people, mostly palestinians. and thousands of people in eastern ukraine will soon get help from the red cross. ukraine agreed to humanitarian mission to help the thousands of people living without food, water and medical aid. the plan supports aid from russia and other partners. ten minutes before 5:00 right now. the world health organization has new stats about the ebola outbreak in south africa. the death toll has now surpassed 1,000. the u.s. government is sending liberia an experimental drug to treat doctors there. new video shows a baby being saved from subway tracks in london. transit police say a man left the baby stroller unattended while he went to get luggage.
a woman jumped on to the tracks. you see there, she brought the baby back to safety. police released the video, hoping to find the people involved so they can make sure the baby was not hurt. now time for your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds are quickly moving in. we're tracking rain this morning. and gusty winds this afternoon, potentially damaging winds as thunderstorms take shape later today. right now, 72 degrees. the humidity is up, so is the temperature. parts of south jersey close to 15 degrees warmer. clouds are overhead. the rainfall will be steady at times in philadelphia with storms this afternoon. this has been the view in the lehigh valley. route 22 and allentown area seeing steady rain and that continues this morning. look at the radar screen. maxatawny.
steadier rainfall in lancaster county and a line of storms that is developing this morning in western pennsylvania and into west virginia, that's destined for our area this afternoon. so far, scattered showers in delaware and into south jersey, the first rain drops are now moving into cape may. stand by for wet weather today. cloudy skies, occasional showers and rain this morning, then thunderstorms this afternoon. with high temperatures in the upper 70s for most of the area and gusty winds. storms tonight, showers tonight, 83 the high temperature. then we clear out. and look at the nice weather ahead for thursday and friday. high of 80 degrees both days after morning low temperatures in the 60s. wouldn't that be nice if it would continue into the weekend? indeed it does. saturday and sunday, looking for lots of sunshine. a bit warmer with a few extra clouds around on sunday. dre and partly sunny, warmer on monday. and we're following breaking news in montgomery county. we've been telling you about for
the last 40 minutes or so. a house fire in norristown and several people have been taken to the hospital. matt delucia just arrived on the scene. what more can you tell us. >> reporter: we got here about 15 minutes ago. three people have been taken to the hospital with injuries. one of the folks has a shoulder injury. you can see these are row homes here. we're on yerkes alley. this happened just before 4:00. the fire as you can see it out. we have seen firefighters going up on top of the roof making sure that no hot spots get kicked up again. and you can tell there are several homes here, one, two, three, four, five, six that i can count here right now. just down the alley. i saw people standing around watching and waiting. we do have light rain here at the moment. they are standing out here in this rain as the firefighters
are just trying to make sure everything is out here and safe for people to go back in. although what you can see from the damage to these properties here, the firefighters had to break some of the windows on the neighboring homes here. so it does not look like the home owners will be able to get in anytime soon, especially in that middle property where all that damage is centralized at the moment. we'll stay out here, try to gather more information. for now, again, three people taken to the hospital with injuries after this fire here, early morning fire in norristown. we'll stay on top of this. we're live in norristown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. when there's fire activity, roads are blocked off. if you live in that area, be warned. >> let's get traffic in the first alert traffic center with jillian mele. >> noble street and washington street, yerkes road is closed.
the only people getting in or out of that street are going to be fire officials or residents who may need to leave. that is one of those very tiny residential streets in that area. this is the photo matt delucia posted on twitter as soon as he got to the scene a few minutes ago. you can see the activity blocking that street. that is something we'll continue to follow. 202 at route 322, wetç roads b quiet as far as cars go, no incidents to report on the highways this morning. the same goes for the roads in new jersey. this is a live look at the 42 freeway at creek road, northbound sides adrivers pass creek road. area bridges are clear. up next, a local town in a fight over geese. plus, a long time coming. a local veteran receives his medal more than 60 years later. there's a reason why he didn't want it when he earned it. and spotted in the sand. the unusual item that turned up at a popular beach.
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a man who served our country, 82-year-old william ron arpeno declined at ward 60 years ago. he was wounded as a soldier during the korean conflict. he earned the purple star for his service. he didn't want his mother to know he was injured or feared that he had died so he turned it down. yesterday he accepted it with pride. >> i feel pretty good. i'll tell you, i'd like to stick my chest out all over the place today. >> i think being awarded this today 60 years later, it's incredible to me that for the short time that he has left now here today, that he's being honored. >> arpeno was given a prognosis of only weeks to live. people living inç one camd county community expressed their
anger to allow the shooting and killing of geese close to public office buildings. residents of voorhees voiced objections last night. animal rights activists says the area designated to kill the geese is too close to buildings on voorhees road. the township solicitor says since the permit was issued on the federal level there's nothing he can do to stop it. animal rights activist says there should be a more humane method to control the geese other than killing them. a loaded gun was found in the sand. her mother took it to the lifeguard stand and they called police. authorities say the gun had one bullet inside. they are now investigating where it came from. and a crew tearing down a house in central florida found coins that could be worth thousands of dollars. city officials say the workers
were getting rid of debris from the condemned home. the coins include more than 850 half dollars. the old set more than 100 years old. the city plans to get the coins appraised and then sell them. >> when does that ever happen? you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. we are following breaking news. fire breaks out at a home in montgomery county. three people have been injured. we'll have a live report coming up. and the world continues to react to the sudden loss of robin williams. we'll show you how the actor and comedian is being mourned. plus, trouble at one amusement park down the shore. what cause ed riders to become stuck. a live look this morning as rain is beginning to move through our area. we could be in for severe weather this afternoon. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about the rain
with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill? >> most of it is light. there are some spots where it is coming down heavier. moderate showers in some of the western suburbs right now. it's this afternoon that could see heavy downpours and damaging winds are a possibility, even hail later today. right now, see light showers in delaware and moving into south jersey but by far the steadiest rainfall is to the west, moving through eastern lancaster county and into berks county this morning. the reading area seeing steady rainfall. brecknock seeing some rain. even rain drops in philadelphia, south philly and portions of montgomery county getting rain to start with. temperatures that are warmer, 72 degrees in philadelphia. it's 74 in atlantic city and 60s in pottstown with rain falling. the wind is blowing but it's this afternoon that we'll see the strongest winds