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many of you, overnight showers, leaving some areas drenched. look at this video of blowing rain here. this was send by ricky albiick. thankfully that is moving out. >> we'll keep a chance of showers in the forecast throughout most of your friday. keep your umbrellas handy. we're still seeing rainfall moving out of our area right now. there's a live look right now at the ben franklin bridge where you'll see mostly cloudy skies. atlantic city seeing the heaviest downpore, same thing just to the north of cape may where that batch of moisture is pushing offshore. we maintain the chance of showers, temperatures stay below average. average for this time of year is 5 degrees. today barely into the 80s. warm and sticky with a chance of showers. that's your friday forecast. 74 by 10:00 a.m. by 1:00, 78.
we have a chance of lingering showers saturday morning. i'll break it down in my upcoming first alert. >> the rain is moving off of the shore. for new jersey drivers specifically you'll be dealing with wet roadways. this is a live look at route 52 at somers point at the toll plaza. it is slick on the roadways. make sure you tap the breaks a little bit. this is in camden. there's been a fire at several buildings near 4th and spruce streets, an alternate around that. take 2nd street or broadway. looks like the activity will be out there for a while. girard avenue, traffic in both directions are looking great. drive times from woodhaven to the vine street expressway, and the vine to woodhaven, about 14, 15 minutes. you're good to go. now back to that breaking
news we've been following all morning. nbc 10 was the first on the scene of a two-alarm fire. jesse, you say you just got new information from the fire chief. >> reporter: new information and new audio at least. another partial collapse, this one internal. you see the bricks that are smoldering at the very top of this building on the corner of south 4th and spruce. they're using fire hoses to saturate that area. the building has been so weakened that it's collapsing when the hose hits it. there was another partial collapse on the interior. i was able to catch up with fire chief harper just a short time ago. >> i thought you said it was under control. >> shortly. >> shortly. >> reporter: what are the dangers? >> the dangers? >> reporter: yes. >> we're guessing this collapse is dangerous. >> reporter: that was a couple
of hours ago, that was the first partial collapse. a couple of firefighters were standing on the corner and were able to scramble out of the way before a mountain of debris, bricks, fell to the ground. could have injured them. fortunately they were able to get out of the way. the chief says that this fire is still smoking butç under contr, at least almost. there's a little bit of a flame on that second building right up at the top if matt can push in on that. that's where they're still burning but they were able to keep the fire from jumping to neighboring homes. resident tell me they didn't hear anything when this fire started. we'll have another update coming up in 30 minutes. live in camden, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. it is 6:03 right now. patco riders will see changes starting today because of a new construction schedule. part of a two-year, $103 million project to replace the track on the ben franklin bridge. and here's a live look at the bridge where patco is closing the tracks on the northbound side. crews will replace the tracks,
ties, signals and other equipment. there will be service reductions but patco says there will be fewer gaps in service and shorter wait times than during the previous work stage. the new train schedules run through october 21st. well, today the taney dragons are heading home after a wild run in the little league world series. >> playable. right field. pierce jones. game over. >> with that play, taney's season came to an end. the philadelphia team lost to illinois by one run last night. they were down by four runs but they fought back, taney had a tieing run at third with two outs in the final at-bat. but couldn't come up with a hit. the final illinois 6, taney 5. new from overnight, a man was shot and killed in the frankford section of philadelphia and the shooter waited on police. it happened just after 10:00 last night in a driveway on the 4500 block of torresdale avenue. police say the 56-year-old shooter turned himself in and is
talking to investigators. police aren't yet saying why he shot the other man. delaware state police are investigating the shooting of a liquor store clerk. the clerk was taken to christiana hospital with gunshot wounds. police also say a man outside the store was beaten up during the robbery and taken to the hospital. we don't know the condition of either victim now. so far, no arrests. happening today, the son of dr. kermit gosnell is scheduled to appear in court on robbery charges. baron alexander, also known as baron gosnell has a preliminary hearing. he's accused of breaking into a southwest philadelphia home in june. he was shot and seriously wounded during that robbery. >> school officials in camden say they have been working all summer to improve safety for students and teachers inside the classroom and on their way to and from school. nbc 10 was at camden high school yesterday where the district has installed a new alarm system and cameras. some of the school entrances will be closed this year.
others will require staff to use slide cards to get in and similar changes have been made at woodrow wilson high school. the camden school system is working with county police and the mayor's office on these new safety programs. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we are going to see a chance of showers as we head into the rest of your friday. so keep your umbrella handy. there's a little look outside, ben franklin bridge. we're seeing decreased visibility. foggy start to the morning. we're also seeing showers but most of the rain we saw into your overnight hours has pushed offshore but we're still main tenning a chance of friday showers, cool weekend on tap, high 70s for us. a warming trend as we push into next week. you can see the fog in theç ba grouch background of the aramark building. 68 degrees, wind speeds out of the east?
northeast. cloudy skies in reading, 69. in atlantic city, 68. we've seen heavy downpours at the atlantic city airport and right along the shore. you can see the heaviest rain has pushed offshore. we're seeing light rainfall near atlantic city stretching down into parts of cape may. that's the last of the rainfall this morning. we are going to see another round as we head into your afternoon and even into your evening. again, don't put the umbrellas away just yet. we are going to see cooler conditions as we head into your saturday. we're talking about temperatures in the high 70s as our daytime high to kick off your weekend. a few lingering showers and clouds on your saturday, down the shore and throughout the city, for today, in the shore, we'll see temperatures at 74 degrees with a chance of showers. as we head into saturday, 76, again, lingering showers in the morning, lingering clouds heading into the afternoon and evening. we are going to clear up 76 degrees. take a look at sunday, plenty of sunshine, 76 degrees. these are really nice temperatures. feels more like fall and it
feels more like you're at the beach if you're staying in the city with temperatures in the 70s on saturday and sunday as we head into next week, it will start to feel more like august, late august, early september. temperatures push back into the mid-to-high 80s. >> with that rain that came through this morning, beware of possibly slick roads this morning. >> and let's find out what else you have to be aware of with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> 422 westbound, there are flashing lights. first it was in the right lane, then moved to the shoulder. in the last few minutes, emergency vehicles have come out and are dealing with that situation on 422 westbound near route 29. but if you want to take a look at drive times, it doesn't seem to be affecting traffic. on 422 in both directions between 202 and oaks, it's about seven or eight minutes. you're good to go there. going into new jersey and camden, there's fire activity at a scene that will be out there for quite some time, even though
the fire is under control at 4th and spruce streets you'll want to seek an alternate that's 2nd street or broad street. the rain has moved off, the garden state parkway toll right at somers point. new information about this couple accused of kidnapping two amish sisters. the plans they had for the girls and why they ended up letting them go. and if you got a red light camera ticket in the mail recently in new jersey, we'll tell you why you might be off the hook for paying it.
without violence. seven people were arrested but those were for minor offenses. this was the 12th night since unarmed teenager michael brown was shot and killed by a police officer. meantime, the governor of missouri calmed back the national guard. it's been in ferguson since monday protecting the police command center. they will start to leave today. the governor made that call after the flare-ups have calmed down over the next few days. >> these are challenging times. i will work to continue as long as necessary. >> another side of the story in ferguson, protesters presented a petition with 70,000 signatures pushing for robert macculloch to step down. they claim he's biased because several of his relatives have worked for the police, including his father who was killed in the line of duty.ç also right now a federal civil rights investigation is under way. a friend of the boston marathon bombing suspect pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges.
dias kadyrbayev admitted in court that he removed a backpack containing fireworks from dzhokhar tsarnaev's dorm room a few days after the bombings. prosecutors will ask for no more than seven years in federal prison. the judge has not yet accepted the plea saying he wants to review a report from the probation department first. an investigator now says a new york couple kidnapped two amish girls to turn them into slaves. police say nicole lured the girls into the car by saying they could pet their dog. rick perry is scheduled to be arraigned on felony charges, including coercion and abuse of power. perry calls the charges a farce and says they're politically
motivated. he is not required to appear at today's hearing. from our jersey shore bureau now, police officers in atlantic city are now wearing body cameras. those cameras are similar to the ones you'll see in this video. they record video and audio but only after an officer turns them on. 20 cameras will be split among officers on three shifts. they cost about $300 apiece and were paid for through a community development block grant. 6:15. let's check the roads as you're getting ready to head out the door. >> first alert traffic reporter katy zachry has her eyes everywhere. >> we start off in the lehigh valley. some of the rain is moving in, it's overcast and we're getting slick roadways back in our system. this is a live look at 78 at lehigh street. we have no issues to report on 22 or 309. 78 looks great as well. be mindful of those clouds moving in were the potential of rain throughout the morning. a new accident into our system in montgomery county. this is in plij up township, germantown pike at johnson road. be aware of that.
also 95 north there's a disabled vehicle right near route 322. you can see it on the right of your screen. drive times on 95 between 476 and the delaware state line, looking pretty good. seven or eight minutes in both directions. this disabled doesn't seem to be affecting anything. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we are seeing friday showers and will main tatain as we head int today. most of the rain has pushed offshore but that's not all of it. keep your umbrellas handy. a cool weekend on tap. temperatures in the high 70s on saturday and sunday. that feels more like fall for us. it will be short lived. we've had a warming trend that will send us back into the mid-80s. for philadelphia, you can see the camera fogs over here.
68 degrees in philadelphia, humidity at 09%, wind speeds out of the east/northeast at 7 miles per hour. high 60s in philly, atlantic city still seeing light rainfall, the heavier downpours have pushed to the south of atlantic city. the airport and right along the shore. here's a closer look at2our satellite radar. most of the rain pushed offshore. we're seeing a few lingering showers near atlantic city stretching down into parts of cape may county. as we head into the rest of today, keep your umbrellas with you. we'll maintain the chance of showers. by this evening, another chance of thunderstorms, then cool conditions settle in for us as we head into saturday. we'll see a few lingering showers, clouds saturday morning and we'll start to see more clearing as we head into saturday afternoon. how cool will we be? our average for this time of year is 85. today we drop down to 80 degrees and take a look at your high on saturday. only 77 degrees. your seven-day forecast shows that as we push into sunday once we get rid of the clouds on
saturday, the lingering showers, plenty of sunshine on sunday. 79 degrees as we push into next week, 80 degrees and mid-80s by tuesday, high 80s wednesday, thursday. 6:18 right now. cell phone video captures the moment police in delaware county take down a suspect in a sexting arrest. who they say this man was trying to meet.
6:21. we are taking a live look at the cape may light house there, shining brightly this morning. we saw heavy showers passing through that part of south jersey. that rain is moving out but more showers should return later today according to meteorologist brittney shipp. it could be a rainy friday, off and on showers, clearing out for a nice and cooler weekend, highs in the 70s. >> police in delaware county have arrested a man who they say tried to meet an underage boy
for sex. he was arrested in an online sting that started on craigslist and ended at a planet fitness parking lot in aston. he was expecting to meet up with a 15-year-old boy, who was actually an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old boy. a security guard at the sands casino in bethlehem discovered the three kids locked in a vehicle wednesday morning around 10:15. the children were 1, 5 and 8. their dad, maurice cook of easton was arrested inside the casino. cook is charged with endangering the welfare of children. 17,000 drivers in new jersey who ran red light won't have to pay their fines thanks to a computer glitch. a third party company operates thore those cameras for 17 towns in new jersey.
they had a glitch impacting lawrence township, monroe township, deptford, gloucester township. the tickets were mailed out more than 90 days after the red light violation which is against the law. an fcc commissioner is calling for an end to a rule that forces cable and satellite companies to black out a sporting event in a region if it's already blacked out on the local station in that area. the nfl has a policy that a game cannot be shown on local tv if not sold out within 72 hours of kickoff. the fcc has told cable companies they have to do the same and the rule was extended to satellite providers. one commissioner now says it's time for the blackouts to end. >> a lot of fans can identify, even if their own team isn't necessarily blacked out with the folks in buffalo, cincinnati or the folks in tampa bay.
>> he's one of five fcc commissioners. he's the first one to come out in favor of changing the rule. back in december, the fcc voted to receive public input on the issue. and good morning, i'm katy zachry with a look at your wet roads this morning. taking a look in somers point, route 52 along theç shore. the rain as britteny will tell you in a few minutes is moving out. we're still seeing slick roadways along the shoreline. drivers should just be aware they might need to be tapping the brakes this morning along the shore. we are following a detour situation for drivers in camden. there's been a fire throughout the morning that has expanded to several buildings near fourth stret a street and spruce. the alternate is 2nd or broadway. this is 202 near route 29. they're doing this project to widen route 202 but we're
dealing with traffic on a friday in august. not a lot of cars on the streets. your drive times between 76 and route 30, look at that, only about 12 minutes in both directions. britteny, how is the weather looking this friday? >> we're starting to see low visibility. we are seeing foggy conditions. rain is starting to push out of our region, especially closer to atlantic city but we will maintain a chance of showers throughout our friday. keep your umbrellas handy, cooler conditions settle in for us as we head into saturday and sunday. we're talking about highs in the 70s. as far as today is concerned, expect temperatures to push closer to the low 80s with a chance of showers, even thunderstorms as we head into the evening. chris? >> nbc 10 has been following breaking news all morning in camden where two vacant homes have gone up in flames. the fire is now under control. nbc 10's jesse gary is live on scene. jesse? >> reporter: they're trying to tap out some of the hot spots that still burn, chris. coming up after the break, i have new information about that first partial collapse and
firefighters. i'm talk about that after the break. first, out to matt delucia in williamsport, pennsylvania. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jesse. it may be the end of the line for the taney dragons in the little league world series but the attention keeps on coming. mo'ne davis is getting ready for the talk show circuit. how she's preparing, we'll hear that coming up after the break. 3 easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, book an appointment. and three, pick up a check at your nearest buying center. ♪ find out how much your car is worth ♪ ♪ at webuyanycar.com
nbc 10 breaking news. >> oh, good god. >> the sound of a partial building collapse. we're on top of this breaking news in camden where two houses went up in flames. nbc 10 is on scene as one of those partially collapsed. firefighters barely escaping injury. a live update ahead. >> made it this far. that was a great journey for us. >> a great journey indeed. heading home, the tani dragons run for a world series title has
ended after a very close game last night. the phillies not playing for a world series probably this season but they will host the cardinals tonight at 7:00 and it could be soggy field at citizens bank park as we take a live look this morning on this friday. good morning, welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out more about the rain that's moved out but there could be more in store. meteorologist brittney shipp with our first alert forecast. >> most of the rainfall you probably heard yoz you were sleeping has pushed offshore. a chance of thunderstorms into the afternoon. take a look at the foggy conditions in the poconos. we're down to zero visibility. 67 in allentown, 70 in wilmington, 68 in philadelphia. temperatures at the atlantic city airport at 68 degrees as well. today we'll stay below average, ranging between 78 and 81 degrees. mostly cloudy skies. a chance of passing showers on
and off throughout the afternoon and into the evening with a slight chance of thunderstorms. clearing up as we head into the weekend. temperatures are dropping back down into the high 70s. i'll let you know when and what to expect for the weekend coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast. despite the rain we had move in earlier this morning, there were no issues to report on any of the majors in our area.ar(t&c this is taking a live look at route 76 -- or i-76 near the conshohocken curve. if you're headed out this morning, there are no issues to tell you about. your drive time looking great as well. 476 to the vine in both directions, about 14 to 15 minutes. there's an accident that we're watching and telling you about in plymouth township, germantown pike, johnson road that has cleared. we're also watching a situation in camden. this is detouring vehicles around 4th and spruce street.
alternates around that 2nd street or broadway. delaware, 495 at philadelphia pike, free and clear, the majors in delaware and new jersey. fire crews are just getting a handle on a multialarm fire that burned through several abandoned homes. new information on an initial partial collapse there. jesse gary is live. what have you learned? >> tracy, they've gotten a handle on it as you said. they are starting to remove some of their equipment and roll up some of their hoses. i talked to the deputy chief. he said because of of the age of the building and the fact that it was vacant or abandoned, you may have put homeless, squatters inside, putting mattresses inside the building. those intense flames led to a partial collapse this morning. you saw those bricks falling to
the ground from the third floor of this corner building at the intersection of south 4th and spruce. initially it looked like both firefighters were able to scramble out of the way without harm. deputy chief rossi gives us new information on that. >> we have a partial collapse of the bravo side, which to some degree hit one of our firefighters. but he's okay. >> reporter: a firefighter was hit? >> he was hit with some of the bricks but at this time, he's okay. >> reporter: that firefighter was hit in the shoulder. i believe his right shoulder. he stayed on the scene, did not want to be transported to the hospital. they said after they wrap up operations, they'll re-evaluate and see if he needs medical attention. a firefighter was in fact hit by the falling debris here in camden. there was a second collapse on the interior, due to the pressure of the hoses knocking
down the hot spots. the building has been weakened by the water and fire. a final update in the next 20 minutes or so. live in camden, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. if you ride patco, get ready for more schedule changes starting today. that's because of a two-year $103 million project to replace the tracks over the ben franklin bridge. a live look now at that bridge, where the next phase of the project is getting under way. patco is closing the north side of the bridge to replace tracks, ties and other equipment. there will be service reductions but there will be fewer gaps in service and shorter wait times than they had during the previous work phase. the new train schedules run through october 21st. the taney dragons amazing run in the little league world series is over now. a team from philadelphia lostçy one run last night to the team from chicago. nbc 10's matt delucia has been covering the dragons for us in williamsport. even though taney's season is
over, we probably haven't seen the last of star pitcher mo'ne davis, i'm guessing. >> yes, mo'ne's time as pitcher in the little league world series has come to an end but next week, she begins the talk show circuit. >> i have to get my answers straight. >> reporter: by now, mo'ne davis is used to having tv cameras focused on her pitching. now she's preparing to perform on a different level. >> i think it's going to be fun. i like traveling. one that i know of is -- what's his name, steve harvey. >> steve harvey first. >> reporter: before that, the tenny dragons are getting ready for a warm welcome back to philadelphia, after going further than any philly little league team in history. >> i think it's awesome that a team from philly came this far. >> fun, coming down here to watch them play. mo'ne is getting all at tension that she deserves. >> reporter: as for the taney parents, they say watching from
their seats this whole time was nothing short of stressful. >> when you're on the sidelines, there's nothing you can do. you can't sprint, release your physical energy. >> i wish the outcome would have been different but the boys played hard. that's all that matters. they've had a wonderful run. >> reporter: indeed they have. as we look live here at lamade stadium, a foggy lamade stadium this morning, this team and this group will never play together on this field and in this atmosphere again but their parents and new fans say every minute was worth it. live in williamsport this morning, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. it is 6:36. new from overnight, a man was shot and killed in the frankford section of philadelphia and the shooter waited on police. it happened just after 10:00 last night in a driveway on torresdale avenue. police say the 56-year-old shooter turned himself in and is talking with investigators. but police are not yet saying
why he shot the other man. also new from overnight, a liquor store clerk was shot during a robbery in wilmington. nbc 10 was at catrona liquors on north market street late last night. the clerk was taken to christiana hospital. delaware state police tell us a person who was beaten outside the store was taken to a different hospital. we still don't know the conditions of either one. there are no arrests. today a funeral will be held for a man shot and killed outside a chinese restaurant in the philadelphia's overbrook neighborhood. people will pay their final respects to 27-year-old paul mckernan tonight. he was shot and killed after an argument near lucky garden last friday. police are still looking for the shooter. mckernan was days away from his 28th birthday. from our south jersey bureau now, a town hall in salem county is closed because an employee was infected with mrsa. officials found out about the infection wednesday. crews are cleaning the building
and testing it for mrsa. the town hall is expected to open again on monday. 2,500 freshman will be hauling their stuff into college housing throughout the day today. this is what the campus looked like on move-in day a few years back. good luck to them. now your nbc 10 first alert weather withç meteorologist brittney shipp. >> take a look at the foggy conditions in the poconos where visibility is down to zero. we're still seeing patchy fog throughout center city. as we head into the rest of your friday we're going to see a chance of showers, even thunderstorms as we head into the rest of tonight. we've seen thunderstorms roll through our area. most of that rainfall has pushed offshore. that doesn't mean that's the end of it. we're tracking a cool weekend. temperatures dropping back down into the high 70s and then a warming trend shortly after, that's going to push us back into the mid-to-high 80s. a live look at the psfs building where you can see mostly cloudy
skies, foggy conditions over philadelphia. temperatures at 68 degrees, partly cloudy skies, humidity at 09%. rain is cleared in philadelphia. light winds out of the east at 7 miles per hour. a live look at citizens bank park, again, you can see overcast skies this morning and that's going to be the trend as we head into the rest of today. cloudy, humid and warm with a chance of showers. so clear on our radar but this is all the rainfall that moved through the area, especially south jersey earlier this morning. now it's pushed offshore. we'll still maintain the chance of showers as we head into the rest of today. the next 24 hours shows on and off showers throughout the day today, even as we head into the afternoon/evening. cooler conditions settle in. we'll maintain an easterly wind. that's cooler off coming off the sea. as we head into tomorrow, our high will be at 77 degrees. temperature trend shows the average 85. 80 today dropping down to 77
degrees on your saturday. i'll have your first alert seven-day forecast coming up. 20 minutes till 7:00 now. we usually see traffic volume build up at this time. katy was telling us, things have been slower this morning. >> let's get an update with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> it's a friday, it's the end of august, i would say a lot of people are not working this morning. evidence of that, take a look at -- live look at route 422 at trooper road. usually we are stacked but we are not stacked. drive times between oaks and 202, seven minutes in both directions. take advantage of it, right? we are following a situation in camden. we have a reporter on the scene, jesse gary will give you an update in a bit. there's been a fire over the last few hours at 4th street and spruce. an alternate around that is 2nd street or broadway. taking a live look at 42 at creek road, this is the northbound lane headed toward the bridges. you are free and clear.
normally we see a lot of backup on the northbound side. we're not because, again, it's a friday in august. also a heads up for drivers on route 23 conshohocken state road. that's in montgomery county. beginning on monday, there's a repaving project. that will last between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. heads up to that. a bike ride takes a dangerous turn. how a boy ends up with second degree burns all because of where he rode. plus, the jackpots are getting bigger in atlantic city. how casinos are offering bigger prizes at slot machines thanks to the help of some other states.
but you can see beyond that a lot of fog and low-lying clouds. we are rain move through this morning. a cloudy start to your friday and we'll continue according to meteorologist brittney shipp to see a chance of showers throughout this friday. be aware of that as you hit the road this morning. defense secretary chuck hagel says the terror group isis is far beyond anything we've seen. this follows the execution of american photoç journalist jam foley. he was beheaded on camera by ice is. america's top military officials insist it will take more than bombs to crush isis. while the president promises there will be no u.s. boots on the ground in iraq, the state department is asking for 300 more troops to secure u.s. facilities there. the bodies and ashes of 20 malaysians who were killed when that airliner was shot down over ukraine have finally been returned to their home country. the victim's emains were carried
aboard a chartered malaysian airlines jet. 298 people on board that jet were killed when it was shot down. a family in new york is considering legal action after an 11-year-old boy was burned on a street filled with hot tar. the family says the boy was riding his bike on that street, it had just been repafd on wednesday. they say were there no warning signs or barriers. the bike got stuck then fell, burning his hand and leg. the paving was done by a vendor that assured them that all appropriate safety measures were taken. >> now to this story, an unwanted wakeup call for a woman. she's the one who got a ticket. the owner tells us that whoever tried to take the car only got about 60 feet from the house and left it there. she says instead of investigating the theft, wilmington police towed the car away as she and her husband stood by.
>> we're not getting anywhere with the cops. we're not getting anywhere with why my car was towed. like what policy mandated that you tow my car? >> the car owner now has the ticket for illegal parking and she still has to pay to get her car back from the tow yard. police tell nbc 10 they are investigating and if they find a mistake was made, they'll work to make it right. now to the school budget crisis in philadelphia. the school district has announced it will take planned cuts to student transportation off the table at least for now. school officials say they're in discussions with septa to help cover the transportation gap. now the previous plan would have expanded the walking distance to schools from a mile and a half to two miles efftively cutting out transportation for 7500 high school students. school officials hope to have a final resolution to that by next week. meantime, the critical cigarette tax that would provide millions of dollars of funding for the school district still has not been approved by lawmakers in harrisburg. 6:47.
now to the casino crisis. there's a new plan to attract gamblers to atlantic city with bigger jackpots. a progressive slots system is now in place that links 100 machines in ac with 600 in nevada. new jersey casino regulators are trying to get other states to join as well. the progressive jackpots grow in size as more gamblers play them. meanwhile, the change comes as three ac casinos prepare to shut down in the next month. show boat, revel hotel, the casino the 2nd and trump plaza will shut down two weeks later. we take a look at what's ahead on the "today" show. >> we check with matt lauer and tamron hall. >> a serious story, the parents of murdered american journalist james foley will join us ç exclusively. they'll talk about an e-mail they received from isis just days before his execution and
what, if anything, they hope can come from their son's tragic death. >> also ahead, the miraculous recovery of those two american ebola patients who beat the odds. this morning, we'll speak exclusively to the sons of one of those patients, nancy writebol. those stories but the nonretirement retirement al looks at why more americans are decided to work through their golden years and hunter hayes, later when we see you here on "today." >> looking forward to it. >> see you soon. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. as we head into the rest of today, friday showers expected for us, even the possibility of thunderstorms heading into the evening. cool weekend on tap, temperatures staying in the 70s on both days. but a warming trend as we head into next week. the low hanging clouds over the philadelphia skyline. as we head into the rest of today, keep your umbrellas
handy. you'll probably need them for philadelphia, 68 degrees. the rain has stopped. our humidity is at 90%. light wind speeds out of the east/northeast at 7 miles an hour. the heavier downpours have pushed offshore. 69 right now in reading with mostly cloudy skies. we've seen decreased visibility, if you're waking up with us in the poconos where the visibility is down to zero. a closer look at what we're seeing on our sweeping radar here. most of the rainfall, again, has pushed offshore. that doesn't mean we won't see another round as we head into the rest of today. the next 24-hour futurecast shows that we'll continue to see a chance of showers throughout friday especially as we head into the evening. we could see more intensity throughout allentown, reading, closer to 10:00, 11:00 at night. into the overnight hours we start to see more clearing, still a cloudy start to the morning, a cool start to the morning with temperatures only pushing into the high 70s on
your saturday in the city. if you're staying in the poconos, we're only going to see a high of 68 degrees on saturday with cloudy conditions to start and then a little bit more sunshine, plenty of sunshine heading into sunday and temperatures will recover into the mid-70s for the poconos. your seven-day forecast shows 80 degrees today, more showers expected, drying out on your saturday but we stay cool at 77 degrees. and then take a look at sunday, sunny and nice, sunny and nice on monday as well. nine before 7:00 right now. if you're just getting set to head out the door, let's get you updated on anything happening on the roads. >> i don't want to jinx things. it's been quiet so far, right, katy? >> it has been quiet, despite the earl i morning rain we saw come in. this is a live look at 476 near brumal.
this looks more like a weekend morning than a friday morning in august, right? this is taking a look at your speeds for the area. we're seeing slowdowns, 76 westbound between the city and midcounty. also 95 southbound as you approach center city. about 16 miles an hour around girard avenue. take a look at 295, 62 miles an hour. you're good to go in new jersey. however, in camden, there's an issue to tell you about, breaking news we've been on top of all morning. a fire near 4th and spruce streets. an alternate around that. i just checked in with the crew that was at the scene. there are still road closures. you can take second street or broadway. in newark, a new situation just in to our system at route 896 northbound at four seasons parkway. there's an accident. be aware of that. >> katy, you were talking about that fire situation in camden. that's the breaking news we've been covering all morning. still impacting traffic and nbc 10's jesse gary has just talked to the fire chief and has a live
an update on the breaking news we've been following all morning in camden. nbc 10's jesse gary is on scene for us. jesse, what can you tell us now? >> that's right. they have finally put this fire out, although they continue to spray hot spots as they pull up some of their equipment. this fire, they've been working for the past three hours to tap this out with one collapse on the exterior, you can see the bricks on the ground. let's take a look at our video
so you can see how they got there. >> oh, good god! >> reporter: i talked to deputy chief rossi. he says one of the firefighters standing near that collapse was actually injured when debris hit him on his shoulder. he stayed on the fire scene, continuing to work. but once they wrap up operations they'll evaluate if he needs to go to the hospital. now that the fire is out, the city will determine if the building needs to be demolished or if it can stay the way it is. there are some partial collapses on the interior as high pressure hoses hit into the bricks to tamp out the hot spots. the bricks are so weak, they're knocking them back in the building. jesse gary, nbc 10 news. i'm katy zachry with a look at your traffic this morning. just to go on the heels of what jesse was showing you, take an alternate around 4th and spruce in camden.
seek out 2nd street or broadway you're driving in camden around that fire scene. heading into philadelphia, taking a live look at 76 at city avenue, it is slowing a bit. this is the most action we've seen on 76 this morning. we've had rain move in this morning but it's since left the area, it's off the jersey shore. it didn't cause major issues on the interstates in delaware, new jersey or pennsylvania. in hamilton, a new situation into our system. hamilton township on i-95 eastbound right past the hamilton square exit, which is exit 3. the left lane is closed. if you're headed in that area, you're going to want to expect delays. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it was a wet start down the shore. this is a live look at cape may. we'll continue to see a chance of showers as we head into the rest of your friday. temperatures are going to stay below average but on the warm and humid side, mostly cloudy and with that chance of showers that could affect the phillies
game at 7:05. catch that right here on nbc 10. a closer look at our temperature range, we'll see temperatures between 78 and 81 degrees. easterly wind speeds at 5 miles per hour. as we head into the weekend, expect temperatures to drop down even more than that. take a look at saturday, 77 degrees. drying out after we see clouds and lingering showers, saturday morning. heading into sunday, 79. plenty of sunshine and nice. our dry stretch continues as we head into nextç week with temperatures eventually warming above average, heading into the mid-to-high 80s by tuesday and wednesday. >> such a nice weekend. >> yes. >> no matter what your plans are. especially for the college students that are having to move stuff into their dorms this weekend. >> a lot of colleges moving in today and tomorrow, over the weekend. it will be good for them. >> we're not offering to help you move in. at least the weather will be nice. the "today" show is coming up next. we'll see you back here for local updates in 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather on our website, nbc10.com. thanks for watching.
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