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9 inches of rainfall. tracy? >> we are following that flooding as breaking news this morning. heavy rains drenched parts of our area overnight,ç millville cumberland county. jesse gary is live in millville. how is the gas company doing with the leaks? i know the water receded a bit. >> reporter: they say they have completed their repairs. they are loading their equipment, front-end loader on to the trucks, getting into their vehicles and are ready to pull out. they sealed the gas leaks, a total of three homes here on rhonda drive were affected. this is new video of the damage from floodwaters following hours of ran and over 8 inches of waters surging into basements. one person had to be rescued and rushed to cooper hospital with broken bones after a wall collapsed on her. some neighbors say after a
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season of downpours and rough weather, this was the worst. >> months ago we had a big hail storm with flooding. it was nothing like this. talking to my neighbors that have been here for years, they all said in their 30, 40 years they've been here, this is the worst storm they've ever seen. >> reporter: also heavy flooding on many streets. you're looking at 2nd and main streets now. impassable earlier this morning. the floodwaters have receded. you should know there's mud and muck and debris on the side of the road. also where water has pooled. you could hit that something on your way out to work. drifl caref drive carefully. you can get important weather information delivered to your smartphone or tablet. with the nbc 10 weather app. get it right now at you see that there in
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jesse's video, the weather affects roads and the commute out there for everybody. >> right. wet roads plus we have a problem on lincoln drive that nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jillian mele has been following. >> this problem on lincoln drive, the northbound side is completely shut down. you can see police activity out there, traffic is getting by southbound but no traffic getting by northbound. all because of an accident involving an overturned vehicle. the accident itself happened on the northbound side of lincoln drive near gypsy lane. lincoln drive northbound is closed between route 1 and gypsy lane. take schoolhouse lane to get around it, take the boulevard or ridge avenue. it depends where you're going. you do have options out there. wet roads in the lehigh valley. this is route 22 at route 309. definitely slow down and use caution there. we still have a downed tree in centerville, twaddell mill road near kennett pike. members of the democratic
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national committee will begin a two-day tour of philadelphia. the city is hoping to be selected to host the 2016 convention. monique braxton is live on the steps of the art museum to tell us what the city has planned for the day. >> in about 4 1/2 hours, the technical advisory committee of the dnc will arrive here in philadelphia to scout out places and check out what the city has to offer. now, checking out the video from us here at this first stop of the two-day visit, mayor nutter, governor rendell and congressman bob brady will officially great the dnc committee. philadelphia show cased the city with such a strong presence in washington, d.c. that party leaders thought they should come see what the city has to show case. so today's show and tell of sorts includesç stops for chee steaks. the question and answer at xfinity live near the stadium an a candle light tour of the national historical attractions on independence mall. patriotic colored lights will adorn boat house row and the
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peco building. >> there are a lot of benefits that carry over after the convention is over. people look at philadelphia. they think, what a beautiful city. i'd love to come visit there. it brings in additional business for hotels, for conventions, hopefully. so there are a lot of residual benefits after the convention leaves town. >> as you may recall, philadelphia hosted a republican convention in 2000. dnc leaders say this bid will be evaluated independently of other conventions held in the city. they're looking forward to 2016. philadelphia does have strong competition. we're working on that angle for you coming up in the next hour. we'll also tell you how much conventions like this can cost the city. live for now along the steps of the art museum, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. 5:35 right now. from the nbc 10 jersey shore bureau, it will be a prouded day the at shore as hundreds of thousands of visitors gather for
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the atlantic city air show. that's one of the planes going for a practice run yesterday. also andrea trainer of philadelphia was picked as the u.s. air force thunderbird's hometown hero flyer. she trains parents to be advocates in schools and is a volunteer at the ymca. see today's free show starting at 11:30. >> a big road construction project is slated to get under way in our area. it will bring about a long awaited change for drivers. we'll tell you what that will lead to coming up. >> and the mystery of who changed the flags on top of the brooklyn bridge may be solved. we'll tell you who's claiming credit. i'm tracking the rain moving out of our area. what to expect as we head into the rest of today and the rest of your workweek, coming up.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist
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brittney shipp. >> we see so much rainfall coming down in such a short amount of time. showers are still lingering. below average temperatures for the rest of the workweek. nice weather in your seven-day forecast. a flood warning in effect for millville, stretching out to egg harbor, that will stay in effect until 8:30. the concerns are a few streets that are still flooded. do not try and cross through them. turn around. for philadelphia, 71 degrees, mostly cloudy skies. humidity at 87%. wind speeds out of the northeast at 7 miles per hour. heading into the rest of today, we'll still see breezy conditions. don't let that surprise you. we should get rid of most of this rainfall and cloudiness as we head into your late morning and afternoon hours. a closer look at where the rain is coming down. it shifted to the east now of the lehigh valley. pushing into phillipsburg, heading into upper mount bethel and pushing out of the pocono. this is all we have left of the system.
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most of the moisture is far to the northeast, continuing to push into parts of new england. we are going to see the chance of a few scattered showers throughout the rest of our area, heading into the late morning hours. a mild start to the morning, 71 in philadelphia, 68 in pottstown, 71 in allentown. as we head into the rest of day, expect temperatures to stay below average by 11:00 a.m. temperatures at 78. by 2:00 p.m. we'll be in the 80s and our high today, 83 degrees for the city. if you're closer to the shore, by wednesday, 81. by your thursday, 81 degrees. 79 as we head into friday. beautiful conditions on tap for us. both the city and the shore. i'll have your seven-day forecast coming up. thanks, britteny. jillian mele is manning the first alert traffic center. >> it cleared in the last few minutes. skyforce 10 was getting to the scene and the accident was clearing out. that is good news for drivers. lincoln drive northbound has been re-opened between route 1 and gypsy lane. you no longer need to take an
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alternate route there. the shot is pretty dark. we were seeing the police lights that activity has cleared. that's a good news update. 95 near cottman avenue, we're starting to see pockets of volume on the southbound side as drivers make their way past cottman. no accidents to report on the mathers like 95, 76 or 422. area bridges are still quiet. the view from camden, traffic is moving along just fine. construction is anticipated to start soon to connect i-95 to the pennsylvania turnpike in we've learned that a bucks county company won a $143ç million contract to widen and rebuild several miles of the turnpike in the area with the i-95 connection will be built in bristol township. the new interchange will allow drivers to stay on i-95 from
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maine to florida. and the national veterans wheelchair games are under way in philadelphia. i was privileged to emcee the start of the event at the pennsylvania convention center yesterday. new jersey congressman and former eagles offensive player john runyon. new developments in the crisis in iraq. about 130 u.s. military advisers are heading to one of iraq's most troubled regions. we'll tell you what their mission will be. and who changed those flags on top of the brooklyn bridge? this morning, the mystery may be solved.
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just about quarter to 6:00. breaking news from gaza. five people are dead in an explosion there. witnesses say a bomb disposal team was dismantling a bomb when it exploded. four of the victims were police officers. the other victim is an italian journalist. we'll continue to follow and monitor this story. happening today, the man accused of carjacking the wife of chester mayor john linder will appear in court. jasper moye is accused of ordering deana linder out of her
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car at gunpoint and demanding her purse in may. it happened in the linder's driveway. she was not hurt. investigators asking for your help as they search for a hit and run driver. vineland police hope you can help them find the white pickup truck shown in this video. armando lopez was hit and killed as he was walking across the street in vineland. liciardello is charged in more than a dozen gunpoint robberies. also charged, michael spicer. the judge approved bail for him and the four other accused officers. the indictments followed years of complaints about the narcotics squad. defense lawyers say the charges are overblown and they vow to clear their clients.
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more than 100 u.s. military advisers are at work in iraq trying to ease a humanitarian crisis. chuck hagel said the newest personnel were sent to help, not to fight. hagel said marines and special ops forces are helping iraqi minorities to escape isis militants. the u.s. military action comes as iraq's prime minister is hedging on giving up power to a new leader. in the middle east crisis, palestinian negotiators are considering an egyptian plan to end the month-long gaza war with israel. a 72-hour cease-fire set to run out at 4:00 this afternoon hour time. since the truce took effect on sunday within israel halted military operations in gaza. hamas has stopped firing rockets at israel. 5:46 right now. texas governor rick perry will meet with texas national guard troops. they are part of operation strong safety.
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the husband of nancy writebol is expected to be released from quarantine this morning. he shows no symptoms of ebola. he was with her in liberia. writebol arrived back in the u.s. on monday, nearly a week after his wife arrived to get treatment at emory hospital in atlanta. two german artists have told "the new york times" they were the ones who did it, they were responsible for the white flags that mysteriously appeared on a brooklyn bridge last month. the two said they took down the bridge's americans flags and put up the white ones to mark the anniversary of the death of the german-borne architect who designed the bridge. police are still investigating the claim. we are following new developments after two ç earthquakes, the most recent happening this morning in mexico. we know so far, here's what we know. it's the 5.8 magnitude quake hit near the pacific coast in the
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southwestern part of mexico. no injuries have been reported. we'll continue to update you when we learn more. the other quake happened in ecuad ecuador. at least two killed and eight others injured during the 5.1 magnitude quake near the capital. there's been no widespread damage but some roads have been blocked by small landslides. and they're assessing damage in north carolina after severe thunderstorms dropped in nearly 3 inches of rain in the city of raleigh. flash floods closed some streets and stranded cars. two motels as you see here in an apartment complex had to be evacuated. no one was reportedly hurt. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we saw record rainfall come down in millville, close to 9 inches. parts of cumberland county under a flood warning as we head into the rest of the morning. a few lingering showers throughout the rest of the morning and our temperatures will be below average for the
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rest of your workweek and we have a bought full weekend on tap. a flood warning. here's a closer look staying in effect until 8:30. we have reports of closed roads. we also want to say for the creeks and streams in these particular counties, that's going to be a concern for us, at least over the next couple of hours. if you see flooded roadways, do not drive through them. wind speeds out of the northeast at 7 miles an hour. we see a breezy day with wind speeds continued to be between 10 and 15 miles an hour. the radar shows we are seeing moderate rainfall coming down, manly for upper mount bethel here and out of the poconos. we're seeing a few showers lingering in parts of norristown, glenside. we continue to see the weather disturbance clearing out of our area. welcomering showers are expected into your late morning hours. after that heading into the afternoon, we'll see a little bit of sunshine. temperatures trending at 68 degrees.
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9 in mt. holly. temperatures at 69 degrees. it will be a mild search and through the rest of the afternoon, temperatures range between 81 and 84 degrees. northwesterly winds 10 to 15 miles an hour. dry air is coming back. our humidity will drop as we head into the end of your workweek. the temperatures stay down. it is a cold front that moves through associated with this storm system. take a look at friday. 79 degrees. today will be warmer at 83. a beautiful weekend on tap for us, mid-80s on saturday and sunday. we on won't see another chance of showers until we head into next week. we had all kinds of problems. downed lights, flooded roads. problematic out there. >> let's get you updated with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> now that that lincoln drive accident is cleared, we're not reporting any other accidents on the roads in pennsylvania, delaware or new jersey. we have a downed tweet centerville, twaddell mill road
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near kennett pike. a live look at the vine street expressway near 8th street. it is drying out a little bit. the vine is quiet. it's clear the entire length between 76 and 95. volume on 95 starting to build but no major slowdowns to report on the highways out there. as you can see, your drive times are looking pretty çgood. 95 southbound from wood haven to the vine, it will take you about 14 minutes. 76 westbound from the vine to the blue route, that's a 14-minute trip as well. 18 minutes on the blue route northbound from 95 to 76. we're following breaking news out of cumberland county this morning. overnight flooding forces people from their homes. we'll check back with our crew. we're on the scene with an update. we'll have that coming up. an a huge heist in one country. robbers make off with millions. we'll tell you how they did it. as we go to break, here's a live look at cape may. beach avenue, weather's clearing and it should be a pretty nice day.
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it's just before :00 this wednesday morning as we take a live look at center city
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philadelphia. it will be in the mid-to-low 80s this morning according to meteorologist brittney shipp. she says the rain is clearing out and the rain is coming through. our first alert forecast is just ahead. it's being called one of the largest heists ever in chile. the group of armed robbers ambushed an amored truck as it transported cash to a plane. the robbers entered the airport through the cargo terminal overpowered the private security personnel and took the money. police say they made their getaway in a van, leaving behind spikes to puncture the tire of any pursuing vehicle. today's fidel castro's 88th birthday.
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and the mother of murder victim ron goldman is auctioning off her right to the cash 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. the jury acquitted simpson of murder charges involving goldman and simpson's ex-wife. simpson is serving time in prison for robbery and kidnapping. four minutes before :00 right now. it looks like apple has fired up production of its latest ipads. bloomberg news reports that the full-size model with a 9.7 inch screen and ipad mini should hit store shelves in time for the holidays. they're not talking about product changes or price point for the latest versions. the sale of the nba's l.a. clippers to steve ballmer is final. the transaction went through after a court confirmed shelly sterling had the authority to
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sell the clippers despite her husband's objections. shelly sterling had this reaction after the deal was done. >> it is a team that's going to a wonderful person who is going to make us all proud. you know, in life times you have to step down and have somebody come along and go from there. >> ballmer says he's committed to giving the clipper the resources needed to win an nba championship. i'm new jersey governor chris christie and i am accepting the als ice bucket challenge. >> yep, governor christie posted this video on his facebook page. he took part in the challenge that we are seeing across the country to fight als otherwise known as lou gehrig's disease. when the big moment came, christie made it a family
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affair. >> as soon as i love my two youngest children so much, patrick and bridget will be the ones who will take care of the challenge for me. patrick and bridget, let's go. >> he doesn't even move. christie nominated three other people, including "tonight show" host jimmy aelon to take the challenge within 24 hours or donate $100 to the als foundation. they report raising $4 million since the ice bucket challenge. >> i think it's more fki ieffec if you do it in a suit rather than swim trunks and a t-shirt. nbc 10 news today at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. >> water rescue, heavy rain slams part of the tri-state and floodwaters take over. a live update coming up from cumberland county.
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more breaking news in missouri. there's been another police involved shooting. it happened near where protests have been going on since saturday's deadly shooting of an unarmed by police. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. it's wednesday, hump day, august 13th, 2014. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. millville picked up close to 9. >>s of rainfall yesterday. overcast skies, not as much rainfall for philadelphia. we're seeing a little bit in our area. for the rest of our area, clearing but the possibility of a few lingering showers throughout the rest of the morning. we also have the flood warning in effect until 8:30. that's going to affect parts of cumberland and atlantic counties. millville, still manor and egg harbor. as far as the temperatures for
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the rest of today, we'll stay in the 80s. clearing skies for us as we head into the rest of the afternoon. 83 degrees by 2:00 p.m. by 4:00 p.m., 81 degrees. a little bit more sunshine expected. now we send it over to jillian for a look at traffic. >> good morning to you. we're still seeing wet roads in parts of the area, including in the lehigh valley. this is a look at 22 at macarthur road. roads like 76 drying out right now. this is a live look at 76 near city avenue. you can see traffic is moving along in both directions. no big slowdowns to report there. new jersey, the 42 freeway northbound between route 55 and the area bridges, speeds are still in the mid-50s right now. bridge surfaces can be slick. use caution there. this is the 42 freeway at creek road, the northbound sides adrivers pass creek road and head out to the bridges. we had seen spots of flooding in the overnight hours. if you are waking up and heading


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