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down in millville. floodwaters receded now. there's still a lot of issues there. nbc 10's jesse gary is in millville. >> and meteorologist brittney shipp is tracking what's happening right now. >> we're seeing the soaking rains pushing out of our area. that was a lot of rainfall that came down in a short amount of time. we take a live look outside for philadelphia, seeing mostly cloudy!çskies. this is a live look at cape may. we are seeing clearing but pars of the shoreline still under a flood warning and a flash flood warning. here's a live look at the radar right now. moderate rainfall pushing through parts of the lehigh valley and the poconos. if you widen the picture, it's mainly confined to that area. a closer look at the flash flood warning that will stay in effect for the areas highlighted in red. southern burlington county will stay in effect until 5:00 a.m. weave seen reports of flash flooding. be careful in those areas.
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the flood warning will stay in effect today until 8:30. that will affect may's landing stretches out to millville. millville is one of the hardest hit areas. for millville, this is a record, the second highest daily rainfall record, 8.92 inches of rainfall fell in millville last night. i'll keep you updated on what you can expect as we head into the rest of the morning and after we clear up with all this rainfall, what you can expect for the rest of your week. that's all coming up. >> britteny, jesse gary is in millville. we'll get a live report from him in a few minutes when we re-establish our connection with him. this is a reminder of why it's important to get weather information delivered straight to your smartphone. a free download you can get on our website, nbc10.com. let's check the roads and see where the trouble spots are. >> good morning, guys. >> good morning, jillian.
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you've been watching it this morning. the waters are receding in millville but there are roads closed in that area. >> debris out there, malfunctioning traffic lights. the highways are looking good, though. this is a live look at the garden state parkway. the roads are wet. slow down and take your time. the highways are clear for the most part. that is good news, not reporting any highways closed as a result of flooding or other problems from the storm. in bridgeton, flooding, route 77 near bridgeton avenue. use caution in that area. that's one of a few spots where we are following flooding. i mentioned malfunctioning traffic lights. we're dealing with that in montgomery county and upper moreland, davisville and east conte line road. whenever you see a traffic light not working make sure you treat it as a four-way stop. we continue to follow breaking news out of frankfurt. a worker was injured during a robbery at this 7-eleven.
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this is on the 5200 block of oxford avenue. two robbers came in with a gun, took money from the cash register, then pistol whipped the employee. that worker was sent to the hospital. he is expected to be okay. you can see personnel in there moving around there. tidying up the scene. the store is still closed at this time. police are looking at surveillance video, still trying to find the thieves. happening today, philadelphia will put out the welcome mat for the democratic national committee as part of the city's bid to host the 2016 democratic national convention. vai sikahema is live in our digital operations center. looks like the city is pulling out all the stops. >> absolutely, tracy. the two-day visit here for the committee members is designed to show them the best of philadelphia. let's show you a live picture of center city philadelphia. of course, a lot of these buildin buildings will be lit up in red& white and blue to greet the dnc's technical advisory
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committee. here's the dnc schedule in philadelphia today. at 10:00, they will be greeted by michael nutter. 11:30, lunch at pat's steaks in philadelphia. just after 5:00 p.m., the members of the committee will tour the reading terminal market and then tonight at 9:20, they'll take a candle light tour of independence hall. a former dnc chairman said the city was a front-runner to host the democrats that year. the gop picked it first. this time around, philly is competing with four other cities, including new york and columbus, ohio. a decision on the 2016 convention is not expected to be made until later this year or early next year. if you're looking for an edge to give to philadelphia, you have to consider this, it is located in the key electoral state of pennsylvania. of course, a potential presidential candidates hillary
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clinton and joe biden have family ties to the area as many of us know. live in the digital operations center, vai sikahema, nbc 10. a judge is expected to decide whether to grant bail to the accused ring leader of those six philadelphia narts officers who were charged with various corruption charges. liciardel liciardello. also charged is michael spicer. the judge approved bail for him and four other accused officers. the indictment followed years of complaints about the narcotics squad. defense lawyers say the charges are overblown and they vow to clear their clients. from the nbc 10 jersey shore bureau, the 12th annual atlantic city air show begins later this morning. that's one of the planes taking a practice run yesterday. the u.s. air force thunderbirds hometown hero flyer, she trains
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parents to be advocates in schools and is also a volunteer with the ymca. watch the show today. it's free. starts at 11:30. coming up, new jersey's governor has accepted the ice bucket challenge. >> the projects connect two of the area's most traveled highways. and the mystery, see who now says they switched the flags atop the country's most iconic bridges. and more troops arrive in iraq this morning. a report from our nation's capital. we continue to follow breaking news in millville. crews are working right now to stop gas leaks in one millville neighborhood that was flooded after almost 9 inches of rain fell overnight there. some roads are still flooded. one person was hurt when her
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basement wall collapsed. we'll keep you updated.
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we're following breaking news in cumberland county, millville, a lot of roads there flooded. people had to be evacuated because of gas leaks caused by the flooding. almost 9 inches of rain fell in millville, the second highest single day total in history. nbc 10's jesse gary is out there surveying the damage. he'll have a live report coming up in a few minutes at 5:00. brittney shipp will also tell us when we can start to see relief for the people that have been hit hard overnight. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning, the good news is everything is starting to clear up already. but we're still dealing with rainfall in the lehigh valley and also in the poconos. the other thing that's a concern for us as we head into the rest of this morning, we have a few
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flooding concerns, lingering showers. we'll see fall-like temperatures for the rest of your workweek, even heading into the weekend. a live look outside right now at the philadelphia skyline. we are going to see temperatures at 70 degrees in philly. humidity is at 87%, wind speeds out of the northeast at 6 miles per hour. throughout the rest of our region we can see it's mostly cloudy skies, not seeing a whole lot of rainfall, reading right city and then for philadelphia we're seeing a mix here, just with the radar, you can see that here to the lehigh valley. stretching into the poconos. we've already seen clearing throughout parts of philadelphia. the heaviest amounts of rainfall has pushed off heading towards new york. this entire system tracks to the northeast. this morning we're still dealing with a moderate to heavy rainfall coming down in allentown. if you live in that area and you're heading out the door, you'll find wet conditions. if you're closer to the çi-95
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corridor, you should find wet roads, drier conditions. the lungering showers will start to clear up as we head into the rest of your morning commute time. as we push into the afternoon, we'll see more sunshine coming out. a flash flood warning will stay in effect for the next couple of minutes, at least for another 20 minutes for the southern parts of burlington county stretching out to tom's river. we have a flood warning that will stay in effect until 8:30. this is where we're seeing the most rainfall. millville stretching out to atlantic city. we saw anywhere between 3 to 6 inches in locally higher amounts. we saw the second highest daily rainfall record was set yesterday, 8.92 inches. a closer look at the rest of our region with the temperatures starting off in the mid-60s for the poconos, 70 degrees in allentown. 70 degrees in philadelphia, 68 in swedesville. temperatures ator thisry hill, 67 degrees. a mild start to the morning.
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as we head into the rest of your morning we continue to see the showers, even the clouds clearing up as we head into the lunch time hours. by the afternoon we should see really nice conditions, especially with our temperatures staying below the average for today. our average for this time of year, 86 degrees. as we push into the rest of your wednesday, expect temperatures to warm between 81 and 84 degrees. i'll have your seven-day forecast coming up. it's about 20 minutes till 5:00 now. as you get ready to hit the road, let's catch you up on any problems this morning. >> jillian mele has that. especially the drive times. >> checking in on some of the majors. this is the overview around the philadelphia area. 54 miles per hour is the average on 202, 55 on 76 and also the blue route this morning and 50 miles per hour is what we're seeing on route 422. this is the vine street expressway in center city philadelphia. that's the westbound side heading out to 76. that's why we can see a delay later in the morning. right now, no delays, no accidents, no flooding on the highways that is good news. we are seeing spots of flooding
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still though. a lot of the flooding you'll see are on some of the side streets, the secondary roads. whenever you see a flooded roadway, turn around. do not drive in it. here in upper moreland, davisville road and east county line road. this is a as a result of power outages in that area. treat that as a four huff way stop. drivers in delaware, in problems to report there. more u.s. troops arrived in iraq this morning. we'll get a report from washington. plus, a weather rarity. cameras caught this seldom seen phenomenon with a funny name. i am accepting the als ice bucket challenge. >> talk about seldom seen. the ice bucket challenge reaches new jersey statehouse. watch as the governor gets soaked.
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quarter to 5:00 right now.
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floodwaters may be receding in millville. this is what it looked like just a few hours ago. residents on rhonda drive had to be evacuated. homes were damaged and at least one person was hurt when a basement wall collapsed. happening today, acourt appearance is set for the man accused of carjacking the wife of chester's mayor, john lender. jasp jasper moye is scheduled for arraignment. he's accused of ordering the mayor's wife out of her car at gunpoint, demanding her purse. it happened in the driveway of their home. she was not hurt. construction will begin to connect i-95 and the pennsylvania turnpike. a bucks county company won that
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contract. 100 military advisers are at work in iraq to try to ease a humanitarian crisis. richard jordan reports from washington. >> reporter: more americans arrive in iraq but u.s. officials say it's to help, not to fight. >> as the president has made very clear, we're not going back into iraq in any of the same combat mission dimensions that we once were in. in iraq. >> reporter: three years after u.s. troops left iraq, now 130 additional marines and special ops forces are in erbil. the team is in a supporting role. congressional leaders weigh in on president obama's strategy. >> i would say we need a much moreç sustained air attacks, n
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just in kurdistan. >> the key issue is the issue of the political situation in baghdad. and that is something that we have to respect iraqi institutions. >> reporter: iraq's political power struggle continues, a day after iraq's president named a new prime minister tuesday, a suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint, leading up to his house in baghdad. the cundiff vieded politically and locked in a brutal civil war. in the meantime, embattled prime minister nuri al maliki is refusing to step aside. they say it's necessary for him to get out of the way so they can start to have full control of the government and gain the confidence of the iraqi citizens. palestinian negotiators are considering an egyptian plan to end the month-long gaza war with israel. a 72-hour cease-fire that has
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held is set to run out at 4:00 our time. since the truce took effect sunday, israel halted military operations in gaza. hamas stopped firing rockets at israel. the latest egyptian proposal has been in effect since 2007. canada will donate a canadian-made vaccine. it's never been tested in humans but has shown promise in animal trials. they will keep a small number of dozes in case their citizens need it. an earthquake struck the southwestern part of mexico this morning. according to the u.s. geological survey, an earthquake of that magnitude can cause considerable damage. at least two people were killed after an earthquake in ecuador. it shook the capital and the surrounding area. some roads have beening belowed
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by small landslides. the airport was briefly shut down because of a thick layer of dust that made it hard to see. this is a rare dust storm called a haboob. it blew through eastern washington state in northern idaho. it happened just before a round of thunderstorms moved through this region. the haboob lowered visibility to zero, caused power outages and traffic accidents. one interstate highway had to be closed temporarily during that storm. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we saw flash flooding yesterday, soaking rains and now just a few lingering showers. still flood concerns for us as we head into the rest of the morning. lingering showers for you, possibly affecting your morning drive, depending on where you are and fall-like temperatures will settle in as we head into the end of your workweek. a live look at the lehigh valley where you can make out a bit of wet conditions there on our roads. if you're in the lehigh valley, closer to allentown into the
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poconos, you are going to see a wet commute, especially if you leave early. if you're in parts of philadelphia, mostly cloudy skies right now, 71 degrees in philadelphia. wind speeds out of the north/northeast at 6 miles per hour. here's a closer look, again, we are still seeing wet conditions, depending on where you are. the heaviest rainfall has moved through our region as we head into the rest of today. we'll see clearing. the worst is actually behind us. a closer look at our live radar right now where we're seeing moderate rainfall moving through parts of upper mount bethel, stretching into partsç of the poconos and to the north of allentown. we're seeing a few lingering showers, closer to new hanover and as we head into the rest of this morning, we'll continue to see lingering showers. by your late morning hours heading into the afternoon, those showers are going to clear up. flash flood warning will stay in effect for another nine minutes for parts of burlington county, stretching out to tom's river. a flood warning in effect until 8:30. some of the streams and roadways
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could be flooded. if you see flooding, just turn around. do not try and brave through it. air rainfall totals throws 3 to 6 inches. a few locations see even more than that, especially in millville. this is the second highest daily rainfall record, almost 9 inches of rainfall came down. if you're in millville, be careful out there on the roads. closer look at the showers that will continue to linger throughout the morning hours. clearing up by noon, temperatures today staying in the 80s. i'll have your seven-day forecast coming up. eight minutes before 5:00 right now as you're getting ready to head out the door. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jillian mele will let us know of any possible delays. jillian? >> good morning. for drivers in the lehigh valley as britteny was mentioning, it is a wet and soggy commute. this is 22 at airport road. you can see how wet the roadways are. leave yourself extra time. it's always a good idea when you
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see rainfall in the area. a live look at the boulevard, things are much drier, a much different scenario around those majors. 95 looks good. so does 76 this morning. the boulevard is quiet right now, which is a bit of good news. we got word of a downed tree in centerville, twaddell pike. let's take you to breaking news in missouri, the suburban area of st. louis where they've had the trouble following the police involved shooting death of a young man there. now some more drama. here's what we're getting reports of this morning. apparently there are protests breaking out in ferguson, that's the town ten miles north of st. louis where the teen was killed by a police officer. now it's unclear who's been shot or if this most recent shooting is related to the unrest they've seen in ferguson. that's where on saturday 18-year-old michael brown was shot and killed during a scuffle with an officer. brown was unarmed.
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the fbi is investigating that shooting. protests continued for the third night. this is video from monday night's protest. crowds have taunted police there and burned and looted stores. (has urged residents to stay calm, saying they must comfort each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. police are not releasing the name of the officer involved in this shooting because they say they've been getting death threats. the bidding has begun. it's your shot to have o.j. simpson owe you millions of dollars. that's up next. plus -- >> i'm new jersey governor chris christie. >> we'll watch as new jersey's governor gets drenched in the ice bucket challenge.
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this is from our south jersey bureau. investigators in cumberland county have a new clue. they're asking for your help as they search for a hit and run
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driver. vineland police are hoping you can help them find the white pickup truck in this photo. 49-year-old armando lopez was hit and killed sunday as he was walking across landis avenue in vineland. the sale of the nba's l.a. clippers to steve ballmer is official. the price, a record $2 billion. that transaction went through after a court confirmed that shelly sterling did have the authority to sell the clippers despite your husband's objections. the nba called for donald sterling to sell that team after he received a lifetime ban for making racist remarks. the mother of murder victim ron goldman is auctioning off her right to the cash that o.j. simpson owes in a wrongful death judgment. the football hall of famer was ordered to pay $9 million to the goldman family after being found liable for ron goldman's death in 1994.
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simpson is serving time in prison now for robbery and kidnapping. two minutes before 5:00 right now. remember the white flags that miysteriously appeared on the brooklyn bridge last month? two german artists said they took down the bridge's american flags and put up the white flags to mark the anniversary of the death of the german-borne architect who designed the bridge. police are investigating the claim an they still want to know if anyone else was involved. i'm new jerseyç governor chris christie and i am accepting the als ice bucket challenge. >> governor christie posted this video on his facebook page. he took part in the ice bucket challenge that we're now seeing across the country to fight als, otherwise known as lou gehrig's disease. when the big moment came, he made it a family affair. >> as soon as i love my two youngest children so much, patrick and bridget will be the
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ones who will take care of the challenge for me. patrick and bridget, let's go. >> and there you have it. he's now -- yes, he's now cold. the governor nominated three other people including "tonight show" host jimmy fallon. we'll have to see how fallon responds. the foundation has reported raising $4 million since july 29th through the ice bucket challenge. >> he didn't even seem to flinch when it was dumped on him. >> i want to question the temperature of that water there. you're watching nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. >> we continue to follow the breaking news overnight after flooding hit the area, heavy rains forcing some people to evacuate their homes.
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>> and our first alert weather radar is tracking that system that dumped all the rain on our area. this morning, the rain is moving out. >> police, members of the philadelphia police force are in mourning after an off-duty officer was killed. good morning. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. a bucks county road is back open after a tree came crashing down last night during the heavy rains. this is the 1800 block of bensalem boulevard in ben sail ell -- bensalem. these pictures show that flooded roads and intersections after several inches of rain fell across our area. we have team coverage this morning. nbc 10's jesse gary is sttracki the flooding damage in cumberland county. we go to britteny. >> we saw close to 9 inches of rainfall in

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