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have we met before, i'm britteny. >> i almost called you bill. >> we will see temperatures feeling below average. it will feel more summer-like as we head into the rest of your workweek. a southwesterly wind today, we'll also see sunny skies and nice temperatures if we take a look at our right now temperatures, a mild start to the morning. pretty average. 56 degrees in the poconos, 57 in pottstown. 62 in wilmington. 66 in dover. as we head into the rest of today, 72 degrees by 9:00 a.m. 78 by noon. 82 degrees by 4:00 p.m. plenty of sunshine for us with the exception if you live in delaware with the chance of showers. i'll go over the details on that. plus the return of the humidity and i'm tracking storms in your seven-day forecast. for now, we'll check in with jillian. good morning. >> good morning to you, britteny. no big accidents to report on the majors still this hour. sheffield drive at brighton
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road, use caution there. a live look at very quiet vine street expressway. it's clear the entire length of the vine between 76 and 95, typically later in the morning, we can see a slowdown approaching 76. right now, no delays to report there. if you're making your way out in the lehigh valley, route 22, clear as can be at airport road. we have normal long-term construction out there. it's active on the northeast extension near quakertown and lansdale. the taney dragons are moving on at the little league world series. they came from behind to beat a team from texas in a thriller last night in williamsport. they did in their final at-bat with two outs. >> this one to short. fielded cleanly to first. high throw and philadelphia wins! >> and philadelphia wins. with that play, the celebration begins, taney takes down texas in the second game of their tournament. katy zachry is live in center city with that story. people have really been getting
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behind this team. >> they rallied around the taney dragons, tracy. this team reached such stardom so quickly, i'm along the field, one of the fields where they play their regular games during the season. i feel like i'm at a field where celebrities have played. they reached such stardom in the last few weeks. it's so great. the game last night was a one oç a kind that brought fans to their feet. this is video from a watch party that was at city hall last night. the crowd went wild as you can see. it's the second watch party that mayor nutter hosted for philadelphia fans to watch the dragons advance in williamsport. last night we know that win didn't come as easy as it did the first game. by the sixing inning, the dragons were down. then, a surprise come-from-behind win. they won against the texas team 7-6. the dragons are two wins away from the championship game and
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fans here love to follow a winning team. they hold us last night. on wednesday, we get to continue following this winning team. they play a team from las vegas around 7:30 and of course star pitcher, mo'ne davis who has a ton of followers and has just gained such popularity in the last few weeks will take the pitcher's mound. excited to see that. reporting live in the fiddler's square portion of philadelphia, nbc 10 news. this breaking news, the national guard is being sent to ferguson, missouri after more clashes between protesters and police overnight. the governor said this is necessary given, quote, these deliberate and coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in ferguson.
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the troubles began more than a week ago when michael brown, an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police. last night's peaceful protest turned violent when molotov cocktails were thrown at police. that's when officers responded by using smoke and tear gas. meanwhile, attorney general eric holder has ordered another autopsy to be held on brown. previous autopsy found brown was shot six times, four times in the right arm and twice in the head. in this area, about two dozen people wearing black staged a protest inside the cherry hill mall, demanding justice in the brown case. many of the protesters were graduates and students from rowan, rutgers and stockton college. they tell nbc 10 the peaceful protest was organized on social media.
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coming up in about ten minutes, a of live report on the unrest in ferguson. jury selection begins in the trial against a woman accuse of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl from an elementary school and sexually assaulting her. she's been held in jail on $4 million bail since last february when she was arrested. police think she's the woman seen here back in january in 2013 taking the child out of bryant elementary school in west philadelphia. the girl was taken to a home a few blocks away and sexually assaulted. she was found the next day in an upper darby bark. the family filed a lawsuit against the philadelphia school district. new this morning from our south jersey bureau, the camden county police department is trying to find the person who tried to lure a child. a man approached an 11-year-old girl on the 2600 block of baird boulevard. when the child ran, the man ran after her but didn't catch her. thin, 6 foot tall man wearing a
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black shirt, white pants with red markings and a black hat. there will be a special septa board meeting over a new labor contract. they're expected to decide whether to give the board chairman the authority to approach and ratify the contract for ibew which represents electrical workers. there's still no deal yet with the regional rail engineers union. students at the first philadelphia preparatory charter school will head back to the classroom today. eighth grade students will help kick off the new year with an opening year school celebration. more than 1,500 students are enrolled here, two additional school buildings are being built to accommodate more students. up next, attack in philadelphia's love park. >> a violent clash caught on camera and the apparently simple request that started it all. and bad idea, one woman's fondness for this giraffe gets her more than she bargained for. i'm tracking the return of humidity plus a chance of storms as we head into the rest of the
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week. who to expect is coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather. with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. temperatures staying below average but our humidity will continue to increase as we head into the rest of your workweek. showers and storm chance will return as well. with this combination it will feel more like çsummer. for philadelphia, a few clouds, 65 degrees right now. tlout the rest of the region, reading 59 degrees, 60 degrees at the atlantic city airport sitting under clear skies right now. clear conditions and plenty of sunshine for the start of your workweek. millville, cooler at 57 degrees. much warmer if you're in dover at 66. 57 degrees this morning in pottstown. clear conditions on our radar, high pressure stays in control,
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barely any clouds but there is an area of low pressure that will continue to ride along a front. it will head just to the south of our area and head into our area if you're close to dover or parts of sussex county. it won't happen until the early morning hours overnight tonight as we approach 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. that will be the beginning of an unsettled weather pattern that will bring us a chance of showers, mainly for most of your week, tuesday through friday, a chance of storms on and off. for today, closer to the shore, 78 en isdegrees, sunny and nice. a chance of thunderstorms on wednesday, i'll have your seven-day forecast coming up. 20 minutes after 5:00, let's get a check of the highways and see how traffic is moving. >> 20 minutes until 5:00. >> did i say after? >> you're moving monday right along. >> i am on my "a" game this
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morning. who's doing traffic? hurricane schwartz. >> this is what we call morning show brain. this happens sometimes when we wake up at 1:00 in the morning. bridges are clear of any delays. no accidents to report on the majors. we have an accident we continue to follow in plymouth meeting, sheffield drive at brighton road. expect to see official activity there. average speeds on 95. 55 miles per hour. that's southbound heading into center city philadelphia. no problems to report as far as incidents on 95. we have some of the overnight construction clearing northbound near allegheny. this is a live look in the northeast. 63 at woodhaven road. that is completely clear. northbound side of 42 as drivers pass creek road and head out to the bridge. 42 is also quiet. tracy? >> we've been following breaking news in ferguson, missouri. >> where peaceful protests once again turned ugly overnight. within the past hour we've learned that missouri's governor
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is taking drastic new measures to quiet the unrest in the st. louis suburb. we're live in ferguson where a curfew is set to expire in just over an hour. and a brutal attack in a park. it's all caught on camera.
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the tile is scheduled to begin in bucks county for an accuse the serial rapist. prosecutors say benson preyed on girls ages 14 to 17 forcing them into sexual activity after meeting them online. if he's convicted on all the charges, he could be sentenced to more than 80 years in prison. more confrontation between protesters and police overnight in ferguson. now the national guard is being sent in to try to keep the peace. nbc 10 national correspondent jay gray has been covering the
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unrest in ferguson. jay, the governor is taking action this morning, tell us more. >> reporter: yes, absolutely. just a few hours ago missouri governor jay nixon ordered the national guard to move in. we expect to see troops on the ground here later today. that's after what was another difficult, daumpg roungerous ni. the chaos unfolded hours before the curfew took effect in ferguson, aarmored vehicles, officers in riot gear rushed in. >> i had no alternative but to elevate our response. >> reporter: they describe it as a very dangerous situation. >> shots being fired on officers, molotov cocktails being hurled and then the looting or vandalism of businesses. >> reporter: early reports indicate two or three people in the crowd were injured by
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gunfire, none of those shootings apparently involving police. at least four businesses were damaged and looted and for the first time, the violence stretched to just outside the police command post here. the call went out to every available officer to rush back to the area where dozens with shields, batons and wear is gas masks, others with weapons drawn worked to lock down their compound. as another night of violence was unfolding, so was a new picture of what happened the day michael brown was shot and killed. attorneys released this sketch from a private autopsy by a doctor hired by the brown family. it shows theç 18-year-old was shot six times. adding to the hartache, frustration and anger for a family and community already seemingly pushed past its limits. now, the brown family and the doctor who performed that private autopsy are expected to speak for the first time about the results.
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that's a bill later this morning. tracy? >> also, jay, we understand there will be a third autopsy in the investigation, right? what's that about? >> reporter: yes. federal teams are going to conduct that autopsy at the request of the brown family. the department of justice is continuing their civil investigation here. they approached the brown family, the brown family told them we'd like for you to perform an autopsy. we want to know as much as we can about what happened here. they have agreed to do that. so that will be the third autopsy in this case. the other, of course, the local investigation that's ongoing as well. >> jay gray reporting live in ferguson, jay, thanks. lie beberiaen officials are worried that the ebola virus will spread. residents scared them off and took sheets and mattresses. so far, ebola has killed more than 1100 people in west africa. happening today, the new owner of the los angeles
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clippers plans to meet the fans. the sale of the team to former microsoft ceo steve ballmer was completed last week. fans invited him to a festival to thank him. he paid $2 billion for the clippers after donald sterling was forced to sell the team after making racist remarks. a woman faces a fine after climbing into a giraffe exhibit at the zoo and got kicked in the face. a 2-year-old giraffe licked her, then kicked her. according to police, the woman told them she climbed into the pen because she loves giraffes. no word if she still loves them. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning, we'll see plenty of sunshine as we start your workweek on this monday. a great start to the week. showers returns, even the chance of storms and then our humidity will also return to us. summer-like conditions expected heading into this week.
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reading 59 degrees, mostly clear skies. atlantic city at the airport, 60 degrees currently across the rest of our area. we're at 56 degrees in mt. pocono, 57 in westchester. 62 in wilmington. it's a mild start to the morning if you're in dover at 66 degrees. then temperatures in stone harbor at 67. plenty of sunshine expected for us. it will be a nice day today. and then as we head into your tuesday and your wednesday, that's when things start to get more interesting with storms expected. you can see warm and mild air is situated throughout our region heading all the way back into the midwest. cincinnati at 71 degrees. we're seeing temperatures in nashville at 73. we're in the mid-60s for chicago. our average for this time of year is 86 degrees as we head into today, 83. we'll stay more below average as we head into tuesday and then temperatures will recover warming up as we push into the middle part of your workweek. radar shot shows not a lot going on. high pressure will stay in control. that's why we'll see plenty of
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sunshine. we do have one area of low pressure that's just to the south of ohio. it's going along a front and stay to the south of our area before moving offshore. we are going to see theç possibility of moist air pumping in. some of this moisture will make it into parts of delaware. the central and southern parts of delaware, we'll see rainfall as we head into the overnight hours monday night. the clouds increase as we head into tonight and clearing as we head into tuesday. for monday, sunny and nice, 82 degrees, heading into tuesday, chance of showers, 82 degrees by wednesday. more humid conditions expected. 84 degrees, take a look at our temperatures, back to average by thursday with a chance of showers and storms, as we push into the end of the workweek, temperatures drop back down just in time for a nice weekend. less humid on saturday and a mix of sun and clouds and cooler
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temperatures next sunday. ten minutes before 5:00 right now. let's get you updated on the roads. >> jillian mele is watching the highways. >> not too many slow spot on the highways themselves. things are looking good on roads like 76. this is a live look at the schuylkill expressway at the interchange with route 202. 76 is clear the entire length of the way. 202 is looking good. we've gotten used to seeing the construction blocking the two right lanes. 202 is quiet in that area, even near the long-term construction zone near route 29. traffic is moving along just fine. we have an accident that we continue to follow for you out of montgomery county, plymouth township and plymouth meeting. leave yourself a few extra minutes if that's part of your commute. chris? it apparently began with a simple request and ended with a brutal attack on a park ranger.
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caught on camera inside a philadelphia landmark. plus, this running boy and the actions of one heroic officer.
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look at this, a philadelphia parks rancor attacked and police say he was only doing his job. this story first appeared on police say the ranger approached a group of skaters and told them skateboarding is not allowed. things quickly got out of control. one of them started punching and kicking the ranger. someone in the group shot video of the beating. we talked to the witness over skype who captured this beating on his cell phone. >> it was just brutal. it's disgraceful because you have a man here who's trying to do his job. >> police are trying to identify the skateboarders who attacked the ranger. other skateboarders we spoke with are upset, saying this makes them all look bad. happening today, the trial is expected to begin for a man
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accused in a road rage shooting in philadelphia. ali is charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment. police say he used a bb gun to shoot at a car carrying two women and an infant. in an unrelated case last month police arrested him. a memorial to victims of gun violence was dedicated in delaware county. nbc 10 was there in wallingford for the installation of the delaware county memorial to the lost. made up of 144 t-shirts, each worked with a name, age and date of death of those shot and killed. >> these are our neighbors, family mbs and friends. we feel that awareness is essential. people know that this is part of our lives an we need to make changes. >> the memorial was organized by the group heeding god's call to end violence. in maryland, a police shot stabbed his 3-year-old daughter
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to death during a high-speed chase. police say he shot two people who were taking care of his little girl. they suffered life-threatening injuries. he then took off with his daughter. he was later killed in a shootout with police. police say the man hit the ground yesterday morning, his parachute was opened during landing but they're working to see if it opened too late. neighbors in georgia rushed to the rescue of a child who became trapped within a deck collapsed. six to ten people were barbecuing when it happened. the 12-year-old's leg was stuck under a concrete slab. >> there were heroes here at the complex that were able to muster up some brute strength and lift that piece that fell off of the leg of one of the victims. >> the 12-year-old has a broken leg, five others were hurt.
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the cause of the collapse is under investigation. a rookie police officer in texas is being called a hero after saving a boy with autism that was running down a busy street. officer jacob evans pulled behind that boy and turned his lights on so that no more cars would pass. the boy kept running and darted into a nearby shking center. >> i was really afraid he was going to dart back out to the left side of the roadway. i couldn't block all the lanes at one time. >> officer evans jumped out of his patrol car and caught the boy. ten seconds later, the grandfather arrived. an elderly couple in wisconsin proves there's no age limit on love. jean and jim tied the knot at their assisted living center. after two years and just one date, one date is all it took for jim to know, he proposed. and you can tell, he is smitten
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by his soon to be wife. >> she's the perfect woman. she's very kind. she's nice. she's always thinking of me and i'm always thinking about her. >> the two had been married before. their spouses passed away. they said they were still open to love because it doesn't make sense to be alone. >> good for them. >> that's awesome. >> that's sweet. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. >> this is breaking right now. national guard troops are being called in to ferguson, missouri, to try to put some calm on the scene here as police and protesters clashed once again overnight in missouri. >> kidnapped from inside a philadelphia school, this video allegedly shows it happening. today, jury selection begins in the case. and we're off to another cool start this morning, 64 degrees as we take a live look at center city. but we are in for some more
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summer-like weather later today with highs in the mid-80s. good morning, everyone. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out more about the weather to come with meteorologist brittney shipp and theful first alert weather center. >> plenty of sunshine as we kick off the workweek. temperatures closer to average. humid continue increases for the rest of the week. a look outside right now, clear conditions for us. that's going to give way to plenty of sunshine. temperatures 50 degrees in the poconos, 57 in reading, 55 in blue veil, 57 in morning and washington township, if you're waking up with us in wilmington, 58 degrees. beach haven 72 already in louis and 61 in dover. our temperature range today between 81 and 84 degrees. sunny and nice. we'll see an increase in our humidity over the next few days as well if you take a look at wind speeds and direction.
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out of the southwest 5 to 10 miles an hour. moist air coming up from the south. my full seven-day forecast, we'll check in with jillian for a look at traffic. >> good monday morning to you, britney. . >> the accident in plymouth meeting finally just cleared, sheffield drive at brighton road. average speeds on the highways looking great, 50 miles an hour is what we're seeing on 422 near the st. gabe's curve. 55 on the blue route, 58 on the pennsylvania turnpike. no big issues to report on the highways in the area. for drivers in chester county, route 100, quiet at commerce drive. just a few people out there right now. speeds are quiet. bridges in the clear this morning, the ben franklin bridge is looking good. this is what it's looking like. traffic is moving along just fine. that includesç the tacony pa a palmyra, burlington bristol. the bridges are clear. breaking new


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