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cooler temperatures in store for us not today but as we head into tomorrow that's going to last through the weekend. a beautiful week on tap but we first have to get through the showers and storms today. mostly clear right now but as we head into the rest of the afternoon increasing clouds and showers expected. that's going to linger to tomorrow. 65 degrees in philadelphia. 65 in pottstown. 65 degrees in atlantic city. and as we head into the rest of today, expect temperatures to warm into the 80s. we'll see temperatures range between 82 and 85 degrees. mostly cloudy and humid. and showers and storms start to pick up mainly into your afternoon and evening hours. i'll go over the timing coming up in my "first alert" full forecast. first, to jillian for a look at traffic. good morning, brittney. we'll start off in delaware. good news there. 95 is quiet. 495 is clear. route 1 is even looking good. no accidents to report on the
majors in delaware. head to get boulevard we still have this construction out there. the boulevard northbound at broad street. it's expected to wrap up sometime in the next hour we will let you know when it does. for now, you can see it's not causing any delays. we have an accident in lewis road and keokuk road. and between broad street and tioga and veng nango. and let's go now to katy zachry where she's live at the scene. >> reporter: in the last few seconds, tioga street and broad street, this intersection just reopened. since around 2:00 this morning it was closed off to traffic because that's around the time that we had an accident involving an ambulance, and a four-door black sedan. you can see the video. it's pretty extensive front end damage. police say that the driver of
the black sedan he was geoing northbound on broad street when he was approaching the intersection. he came to a screeching halt because he believed he was screaming. he came to a screeching halt trying to avoid cars in front of him. veered into the oncoming lane. they collided. the driver of that black sedan suffering from pretty critical injuries. he's right now at temple university hospital undergoing a c.a.t. scan but we're told he has extensive injuries. there was a patient in the back of the ambulance. and that patient fortunately did not receive any additional injuries than why they were brought to the hospital in the first place. fortunately for the people involved, it happened right outside the hospital. literally on the door step. so they had to be walked into the hospital. police have not charged anyone but investigators are soon conducting their investigation. i spoke to one who is just going
up to the hospital to interview the driver of that black sedan, even though he suffered critical head injuries. he was still walking and talking and so he's able to be interviewed at the hospital. that's the latest right now. they have reopened the intersection that was blocked off for the last two hours. fortunately around 5:00 a.m. when traffic starts to pick up, it's free and clear of any issues. that's the latest from north philadelphia. katy zachry, "nbc10 news." a live picture now of the little league world series complex in williamsport. and you could call it philadelphia north. that's because more than 34,000 people attended last night's game. most of those from the philadelphia area to cheer on the hometown team up there. they'll be there again tonight for what's now a must-win game for the taney dragans in philadelphia. the countdown clock continues. 14 hours away from taney taking on the team from chicago, illinois, in that elimination game. first pitch for 7:30. last night, the dragon wagon ran
into a bit of a road block. taney lost. now last night, mo'ne davis great in her last two starts was roughed up a bit. especially early on in the second inning, she gives up this two-run homer. now, taney had the chance to come back. they.bases loaded. nevada pitching snuffed out the threat and the dragons lost 8-1. back in philadelphia, the court haul backed with fans. mayor nutter at a watch party again last night. after the dragans lost, the crowd was down but not out. listen to mo'ne davis' grandmother. >> i really believe when she plays chicago, she's going to win. i really believe she's going to win. >> go mo'ne. >> that's cute.
>> now, m shg, mo'ne will not b pitching tonight. she will be batting. they are hoping to use her saturday if they get past tonight. we'll go there and check in with them in 25 minutes. stay tuned for that. and as taney prepares for the next challenge show your support go to our website nbc10.com where you can print off signs like this to show off your taney pride. opening statements in a case against a woman accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl from a philadelphia school. nbc10's jesse gary is outside the criminal justice center this morning. you mentioned new evidence to be presented at trial. what do you know about that. >> reporter: that is the hope and intent of defense attorney fred harrison who believes testimony will come from witnesses in some cases bench warrants will be ired to get some of the witnesses here. take a look at the video. prosecutors say 21 years ago
christina regusters acted alone when he dressed in a burqa and kidnapped the child. the dna was found on the child and the defense attorney says other people were involved. regusters turns down a plea deal earlier this week. this two-week trial could produce one high profile witness on the stand. we'll talk about that coming up in the next hour. live in center city, jesse gary, "nbc10 news." the environmental protection agency says two communities in this area are dealing with water contamination because of chemicals used on former navy basis. the epa says those chemical compounds were found in water in horsham and warminister. public wells were also closed in horsham. now, the meeting says the chemical compounds are associated with consumer products and firefighting foam, similar to those used at the
former willow grove naval air station, joint base in horsham. a federal judge has denied class action status over that 2012 train derailment. the accident you'll remember released vinyl chloride into the air. more than 140 people and businesses are suing conrail and others. today is move-in day at lasalle university in philadelphia. about 700 freshman, new explorers, will be getting settled into campus. the students come from 20 different states. the university's field hockey and rugby teams will be helping with the move-in beginning at 8:00 this morning. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. good morning. we'll start to see an increase in the clouds as we head into the rest of the morning, heading into the afternoon the chance of
storms and showers and then we'll see cooler temperatures. a cold front is coming through to drop the temperature into the 70s tomorrow, heading into the weekend. so it will feel more like fall as we head into saturday and sunday. in philadelphia, 69 degrees. 84%. wind speed out of the southeast at 6 miles per hour. across the rest of the region, 68 degrees in reading. 69 in philadelphia. mid-60s at the atlantic city airport. as we head into a look into the rest of the area, we are going to see temperatures in the low 60s. 62 degrees, 70 in allentown. 65 in dover. 65 degrees there in atlantic city. and mount holly. a closer look at the satellite radar. a few scattered shower ises near the new york area. a few light showers trying to=y pop up in the poconos. other than that a few showers throughout the poconos and closer to the shore. and we are going to look for this area of low pressure. you see the rotation situated over the great lakes. that's going to swing a little
closer to us as we head into rest of today. it's dragging a cold front will will drop our cold front. here's how the day is going to progress. as we push into the afternoon, 2:00 p.m., that's where we see light showers in philadelphia. wilmington, stretching into allentown and the poconos as we get into the evening hours we are going to see a better chance of storms. that's going to be closer to toms river and heading into the overnight into friday. a mostly cloudy start and then we'll see another round of showers as we head into friday. hours between 3:00 and 6:00, that's when we see showers developing. picking up in intensity in the overnight hours. closer to 4:00 a.m. on saturday to the central and southern parts of delaware, stretching into new castle county. clearing up for the rest of the weekend. your forecast shows 76 degrees and 76 into saturday. the seven-day forecast, we are going to see unsettled into the
work week, but the payoff is into the weekend with high 70s. let's see if the roadways are nice this morning. >> we like when the ride to work is night. let's check in with "first alert" traffic reporter jillian mele. >> no accidents on the majors. we do have an accident in upper providence and a fire i'm following in delaware county. let's start off with the good news. very quiet at the route 30 bypass. and upper providence township, we still have the accident at lewis road and keokuk road. springfield road and penns pine boulevard take east providence road. that's going to be a good option if you need an alternate route. finally for drivers in new jersey this morning. the 42 freeway. that's northbound side as drivers pass creek road. you can see we have active construction out there. it's not causing a slowdown and
no accidents to report. tracy. 10 after 5:00, protesters hit the streets of ferguson, missouri, but there were only a handful of arrests. in a minute, we'll hear from police in ferguson. also -- >> a true professional, had a real passion for what he did. and that's what drove him. >> reflecting on james foley, the man and the journalist and why a secret mission to rescue him and other hostages failed.
now to the unrest in ferguson. it was a relatively calm night there actually as demonstrators hit the streets again, this time without serious violence. nbc10's national correspondent jay gray has been live for us in ferguson all week. jay, you've seen violent nights there, but last night, a much different story. >> yeah, much different, chris, great to talk to you. the good news from overnight, six arrests, that is down from 47 the night before. thunderstorms may have helped to keep the streets clear and calm. at least for a little while. that's just hours after the visit of eric holder, the attorney general here in ferguson. we got a brief peak inside his civil rights investigation and the ongoing criminal investigation here. >> reporter: lightning and rain slowed -- >> i'm here for the call. >> reporter: -- but didn't stop the protests overnight in
ferguson. >> don't shoot! >> hands up! >> reporter: earlier, the quest for justice came from outside a st. louis courthouse where a grand jury met for the first time to hear evidence in the case. >> i understand, you know, the public wants to know what's going on and needs to know. >> reporter: as the criminal investigation moves forward, attorney general eric holder travelled to ferguson yesterday. to check in on the ongoing federal civil rights investigation that already includes more than 100 witness interviews and an independent autopsy. >> my hope is that that will give people some degree of confidence that the appropriate things are being done by their federal government. >> reporter: holder met privately with michael brown's family, after talking with members of the community, elected officials. captain ron johnson, the officer charged with trying to keep the peace along the front lines of the protest. >> i think it will have a great influence. i think it will show the people of ferguson, people of
st. louis, people of our nation that their voices are heard. >> reporter: voices of this angry, grieving community. >> we are one! >> reporter: >> reporter: that refuse to go silent. yeah, and as they march, many here are calling for the arrest of the officer involved in the shooting. prosecutors saying it will likely be middle of october before a grand jury decides if any charges should be filed in the case. that is in ferguson live, jay gray. back to you, chris. people chanted and held signs they marched from love park to police headquarters last night. police escorted the crowds throughout the streets in a second night of protests. this morning we're learning of a failed mission to rescue those american hostages held by islamic state militants. president obama said he sent troops on a secret mission to
rescue a number of hostages being held but they failed to find them. one of those hostages is james foley who was beheaded this week. right now, they're threatening to execute a second journalist if they don't stop the strikes. >> we talked to one of foley's friends. >> somebody that was making a difference. and he was making a difference. he was highly respected by his colleagues. he was always serious and hard working glp now, foley had previously been kidnapped by gadhafi forces in 2011. he was held then 24 dpaps. in texas, federal officials seized more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana growing in that state. the street valve estimated at $10 million. someone made that discovery earlier this month and after two days of hand-picking, agents came away with more than 11,000 plants. and to california where
wildfire has destroyed at least eight home and threatening 11 lowers. the blaze around bakersfield has scorched around five square miles. investigators don't know what started the fire. meantime, evacuees from yosemite national park have been allowed to return home. the fire crews there are now getting a handle on that blaze. this is interesting, a project is under way on the battleship new jersey that could allow veterans and others to tour that ship without stepping on board. a live look at the battleship on the camden water front there. a team of forensic engineers is creating a 3d image of the ship. those images will be used for maintenance and education and may eventually be used for virtual tours. that way, disabled veterans and other visitors who can't climb up and down the ladder on the ship's deck can see what the ship looks like. >> pretty cool. let's get a check of the roads. >> nbc10's traffic reporter jillian mele has been giving us
a check of the roads. >> actually, i toured the battleship last weekend. it was pretty cool. if you haven't seen it, it's definitely something to do. upper çjfhprovidence, an accidet keokuk road. for drivers in bucks county, pennsylvania avenue, very quiet in both directions. no accidents to report on route 1. keep in mind, we still have that construction, 95, southbound of cottman avenue. traffic is moving along just fine there. drive times are looking great on the majors. 95 southbound from woodhaven to the vine. 14 minutes on 76 westbound from the vine out to the blue route. 18 minutes from 95 to 76. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. good morning. we'll see showers and storms as we head into the rest of your afternoon. stormy on tap for us. then a cool stretch as the front drops our temperatures down into the 70s.
a fall-like weekend for us. once we get rid of these showers and storms. for philadelphia, 69 degrees right now. clouds and humidity at 84%. and a closer look at the rest our temperatures 62 degrees in poconos. 70 degrees in allen town. a mild start in wilmington, 69 degrees. stone harbor at 72. 65 currently in atlantic city. the temperature trends show the average for this time of year is 85. as we head into rest of today, we are going to see close to average temperatures at 84 degrees. humid on the warm side before showers and storms get here. as we head into tomorrow, take a look at the temperatures, drops into the 70s. satellite radar showing that we see a few scattered showers north of the poconos. an area of low pressure that's going to spring into the great lakes. that's going to move into our area with an associated cold
front. the cold front is going to drop our temperatures. for today, future weather shows we're going to see a chance of isolated showers south of the poconos, near philadelphia. that's going to start around 9:00 a.m. and then you'll notice light showers a possibility of a light thunderstorm developing. closer to 9:00 p.m. that's where we'll see the thunderstorms and overnight hours, closer to 4:00 a.m., the strongest is going to be situated closer to toms river section down to atlantic city. closer to the shore, you might hear thunderstorms outside of your window. 76 degrees on your thursday. for friday at the beach, 70 degrees at the shore. we'll stay in the mid-70s and dry out for saturday. a beautiful weekend on tap. i'll have your seven-day forecast coming up. you know, there's nothing quite like the thrill of owning a brand-new set of wheels until you find out you can't pay for it. on the cnbc business report this morning, why more americans are
truck owners are struggling to make their loan payments. experian says the percentage of vehicle loans or vehicle repossession surged in the second quarter of this year. this at the same time when we know car sales are kind of booming. people buying cars to replenish the fleet and getting easier terms, evidently, people not able to keep up with their payments. >> hampton pearson, thanks. the taney dragans isn't the only game people are talking about the eagles hosting the steelers, preseason game. the eagles now worth $1.5 billion. that's a 72% jump in worth since jeff lurie bought the eagles 25 years ago for $100 million. the eagles are part of the most valuable division, the nfc east with the cowboys being number one. washington, number three. and the giants number four. >> announcer: now yours in 10
"first alert" weather. a wild start to the morning with temperatures in the high 60s and 70s. today will push into the 80s. clouds increase, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. i'll let you know what to expect as we wind down your work week. good morning, i'm jillian mele taking a live look outside in chester county. route 202. you can see traffic moving along, no accidents or delays to report on 202. okay. patiently the taney dragons are human. they can't win every game. >> it's okay. the little league championship dreams are alive and well. nbc10's matt delucia is live in williamsport. matt? >> reporter: a lot of people are watching, tracy and chris, in fact, there were more than people here at lamade stadium last night than the attendance at the phillies game. we're talking with some of the fans coming up. also ahead, a lesson in life
team in williamsport. and we're track showers and possible storms for this afternoon. tonight and tomorrow get ready for a cooldown. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm chris cato. the taney dragons just want to make it more dramatic. that's what's going to happen. they're going to come back and win. >> i hope you're right. >> our dragon pride is not being rained on this morning. >> well, we may get rain, though, let's check with brittney about that. >> that's right, i like your narrative. we'll also see a chance of showers for the little league world series in williamsport, then clearing as we head into the rest of the evening. but a closer look outside right now, clear skies increase as we head into the rest of the morning and afternoon. it is a mild start. temperatures at 70 degrees already in allentown. mid-60s in pottstown. 66 degrees in blue bell. 65 in washington