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the showboat casino and hotel in atlantic city has hours before it closes later today. we'll have a life report from the board walk on the showboat's last day in business. a teenager fighting for her life this morning. she was among five high school girls on their way to a charity soccer game when they were hurt in a crash. we'll explain how police say it happened. comfortable conditions from yesterday are gone. it is muggy throughout hooemper live look at the bridge. it is hazy. good morning this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors.
it's 9:00 on this sunday. meteorologist ted florendo is tracking the changes including the threat of showers. >> that's right and also thunderstorms that could bring downpours across parts of the region. we are dry right now. aqua cam looking at center city. look how low clouds are at this hour. clouds around much of the day, few sun breaks. humidity is up. we're tracking the wet weather not over our area yet. look at the central western part of the state where we're getting rain. this will come from the south, move southwest and drench the area. not all areas will be wet. best chances of showers points north and west, i-95 corridor. 75 allen town already. warm and muggy for all of us. 88 in philadelphia. with humidity going to team like 90s. threat of thunderstorm after the
4:00 hour. 4:00 we could see the north and west neighborhoods. partly sunny, 83 degrees at the shore and mainly dry through the day. when will we completely dry out? i'll let you know in a couple minutes. today marks the i end of an atlantic city as the showboat casino closes after nearly three decades. matt delucia is live along the board walk talking to people there to say good-bye. >> reporter: 27 years this casino has been open. it will close later today. we've been talking to people as you mentioned on the board walk. look at the showboat now. a lot of memories and money went through here during hah time. at 4:00 today, the showboat will shut down. >> it's ridiculous. >> reporter: from sadness to anger, atlantic city residents and workers alike feel as though a dark cloud has been hanging
over their casinos. >> all be gone. that's a shame. >> reporter: bill is turning 70s. he's lived and worked in atlantic city his whole life. >> i was let go when they closed the atlanta club. i understand completely what these people are feeling. >> reporter: more than 6,000 workers stand to lose their jobs over the next few weeks as three casinos prepare to close. first showboat then tomorrow rebel closes followed by trump plaza september 16th. >> scary, but i want to believe atlantic city will survive this. i think they need to get the right people in here to make the right decisions. >> reporter: some analyst point to lack of supply and demand. jane drove here from the bronx. >> what keeps you coming back? >> the jersey shore. nothing like being on the beach. like i said, people bike riding.
can't do that in pennsylvania or anywhere else. >> i've watched them build the place and close it. >> reporter: and as we look at the showboat on its last day, more than 2,000 people work at this property. cesar's entertainment that owns showboat says as of friday, 470 workers have been placed in other jobs. that gentleman you heard from that lost his job as a waiter from the atlanta club this year tells me he can't find work. eventually maybe the luck will come his way. i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. new from overnight, police in lower marion township are investigating what was initially reported a a home invasion around 4:00 this morning on the 200 block of edge hill and marion station. two were hurt and taken to the
hospital. the condition of their injuries has not been released. new from overnight, philadelphia police are looking for the driver of a car that hit four people leaving a bar. police say it was intentional. this happened at the penny pack shopping center. officers believe it started in side red bar and grill. the victims were leaving, and that's when the driver ran them over. it's unclear how bad they're injured. a chain reaction car crash in atlantic county has a 14-year-old girl fighting for her life. she was in a car with four teens from the same school going to a charity soccer game. ashlyn cooke is on life support. four of girls were released from the hospital. a truck crossed the center line and set off the wreck.
hours after hearing about the crash, students, parents, teachers gathered at the high school to pray for ashlyn. >> kids wanted to gather. we had over 200. the entire football team arrived in uniform. >> the pickup truck driver was not hurt. the driver of the other truck went to the hospital for treatment. no charges have been filed. this is the second major accident in three years. back in 2011 four mainland football players were killed in a crash while on their way home from practice. in the poconos, three are dead, three others hurt after the suv they were in overturned the. two victims were teenagers from bucks county. it happened yesterday morning in wayne county. it's unclear how bad the other victims are hurt. police are investigating. a deadly scene in south philadelphia hen a man crashed into a utility poll.
the 47-year-old was killed in the crash yesterday morning. no other cars were involved. no one else was hurt. police are continuing to investigate. another deadly crash in cape may in upper township yesterday morning. a limousine bus crossed into oncoming traffic and smashed into the other car. in delaware county, investigators are looking for the cause of a fire at a restaurant around 1130 on baltimore pike in springfield. the general manager tells us a worker noticed the wall was buckling. turns out the fire was inside the wall. no customers were in at the time. no workers were hurt. thousands of people crowded center city for day one of the made in america festival in
center city. this is time lapse video of the main stage in front of the philadelphia museum of art. here is a live look at that main stage. little hazy now. it is hot and humid. if you're heading out to the concert, drink plenty of water. tonight's headliner is kings of leon. concert goers will see other performers including williams and congo. dj steve and kanye west were last night's big acts. thousands of fans in philly could see the made in america festival going on in los angeles at the same time on screens set up after long the parkway. with estimated 80,000 expected at the two day festival, city officials tell us they have every inch covered with police. counter terrorism, swat team members and security guards from local agencies are helping
police keep an eye on what's happening in and outside that concert area. to see a list of today's lineup and to get a look at downtown traffic detours, go to nbc10.com. once there download the free nbc 10 news app. you can take it with you to the show. still ahead, stepping up the battle against isis militants in iraq. what iraqi forces are doing with the help of u.s. air strikes. and later, something is driving up your electric bill is you may not know it. why keeping track of vampire energy may keep more money in your pocket.
yesterday's u.s. air strikes. iraqi fishes say they have reached the town. no further details given. according to the pentagon, u.s. aircraft carried out limited air strikes yesterday to protect civilians trapped in the town. they conducted air drops of humanitarian aid. since august 8th, there have been 115 air strikes across iraq. australia will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern iraqi city of irbil to help the the kurds fight isis. the first could happen within days and include rocket propelled grenades, morters and assault ammunition. tony abbott says his government is joining the united states in a multination effort to send arms to fight isis. coming up on "meet the press" this morning, what are the next steps for u.s. to combat the threat? andrea mitchell will serve as guest moderator on today's program at 10:30 here on nbc 10. now to the crisis in ukraine
which will of course be a topic on "meet the press." russia has been given you will at th result may attempt. european union leaders did not immediately impose owe tougher sanctions. it's a difficult situation. russia is eu's number one trading part they are the oil and gas. this will be a key agenda item at a nato summit president obama will attend later this week. protests continued in ferguson, missouri. hundreds came together for a rally following the shooting death of michael brown. organizers called it a national march. a thousand ended up on the streets and went to the police station. they read demands including the firing of the officer who pulled
the trigger during the shooting. they want the mayor to resign. this is called the justice for michael brown coalition. protestors in ohio are calling for a central investigation after a young man with a bb gun was shot and killed by police at a wall street. hundreds gathered outside yesterday. they want police to release the surveillance video showing the shooting. they say john crawford iii was wave ago the gun inside the store. when he refused to put hit down, they shot him. >> we're pro police. we want police to do right, protect and serve. that's what we want them to do. >> the ohio attorney general's office is now investigating the shooting. coming up next, we'll meet a "wednesday's child" who loves to show off his creative side. meteorologist ted frolorendo is tracking return of hot and sticky weather. >> that will also give us a
he loves working on puzzles and anything mechanical. we met him at the art studio to build motorized parts. he had a great day creating things and using his imagination. he's also passionate about the art of photography. >> he's very interested in photography, loves to take pictures, loves anything with motors. he loves to take things apart and learn to put them back together. >> joshua enjoys school and is eager to help out in his group home. he's a soft spoken quiet young man. he enjoys doing chores and will do them to near perfection. i've heard that vacuuming is one of his favorite activities to do. >> the idea family is patient and loving. they will also have to advocate for his needs. >> josh has been diagnosed with autism. we do need a family who is either familiar with autism or
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then for the holiday, how does it look? will we dry out for labor day? we'll let you know in a bit. >> ben franklin bridge, looks soupy. humidity is in the air. 77 degrees, cloudy skies over philadelphia. winds picking up about 13 at this hour. we have humidity at 84%. speaking of humidity, a lot of the area seeing it right now. that's around throughout much of the day when the dew points get up to 71 degrees like we're anticipating today. that's when you really going to feel it. it's low lately. now it has shot up. because of humidity we have the threat of thunderstorms in the forecast for today. 78% wildwood and atlantic city 84. temperatures now in the 70s. warm start for our morning. we're at 75 allen town and quakertown, pottstown 76
currently. remember not long ago we were in the 50s for our morning not the case this morning. avalon 77, cape may 76. vineland 79. we're dry right now. we've got clouds overhead. to the west of us, got a lot of rain moving in the central and western part of the state. this is going to track to the north. we're watching all that rain and moisture coming in from the south ahead of a front in the great lakes region. this is going to push over the area. mix that in with instability we have and warm air that we're going to have later today too. that's going to allow thunderstorms to develop. not all area as could see the thunderstorms. in fact mainly north and west of philadelphia and philadelphia could see most of those isolated thunderstorms. notice that sunday at 5:00 p.m., we could see it start to encroach much of the area in the north and west suburbs and over philadelphia 7:00 a.m. made in america on this evening. keep that in mind as we have wet weather moving through and maybe this evening, cape may and
rehoboth on the dry side at least for now. tomorrow morning got the chance of scattered showers in the forecast as well. for the day today, going to feel like the 90s even though we're upper 80s. humidity keeps us warm for the day today. showers and thunderstorms possible by 6:00 p.m. 87 degrees. notice mostly cloudy for the day today. regional planner shows scattered showers in the poke moes and lehigh valley. shore stays mainly dry, high of 83. seven-day forecast we stay hot until tuesday. then temperatures drop for the end of the week. still humid with sunny skies by the end of the week. >> we've been spoiled. thanks ted. just ahead, something is driving up your electric bill and probably happening in your house. how you can keep vampire energy from taking a toll on your wallet.
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something is left on when not in use. >> from smart phones to dvd players to xbox and television set, there's so many gadgets consuming electricity. a phone charger plugged in but not charging is vampire energy. a higher waste of energy is found near your television set. >> cable boxes use so much energy. they're growing to become one of the biggest energy consuming items and gadgets in your home. >> she says as impractical as it may sound, cut the cable box when away. >> cable box in the off mode saves energy. >> better yet switch off the power strip, cable box and tv should be plugged into. definitely do it when away an extended period of time like you're supposed to reset
thermostat and temperature on the hot water heater. >> turn to lowest setting or completely off. that will help you cut costs there as well. >> she says most american households can live with 123 degrees hot water instead of 143 set by most manufactures. nbc 10 news. the time is now 9:27. when we come back, we'll check the today's top stories including the end of an era. matt delucia is live along the board walk. >> reporter: after 27 years, showboat is closing its doors. first ted has the forecast. >> it's going to be muggy all day. we got clouds and fog that has developed. look at the bridge now. the streets are dry, but we are looking at chance of showers today. i'll have the complete forecast when we come back. mara: it's easy to lose your way in a place like this.
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continues today in philadelphia after getting off to start on the parkway. we've got you covered with what to expect today. today concert goers will find it hotter than yesterday. here's a look outside at the made in america stage. it's going to be hazy. bring water with you. you may want to pack something to wear in case it rains. looking at possibility of slourz later on. good morning. i'm rosemary con nompts welcome back to nbc 10 news today. it's just after 9:30. let's go to ted florendo for the forecast. >> we've been lucky this summer with heat waves. humidity has remained low. not the case for the day as temperatures shoot back up and so does humidity. this morning, clouds at least over philadelphia and lehigh valley. not the case down the shore and beaches where it's starting to clear this morning.
temperatures at this hour are actually warm too. we're in the 70s throughout many neighborhoods here in the delaware valley. 78 degrees in philadelphia, allen town 75, 78 dover and same for atlantic city. heat indexes feel like 90s even though it's upper 80s because the humidity makes it feel hotter for the day today. that will be the case for tomorrow too. here's your planner for today. if you want to get golfing or running outside, do it early. we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. humidity will be around. also for the made in america concert. stay well hydrated. i'll have another look at your forecast in a couple minutes. >> thanks ted. we'll check back in a few. after nearly three decades, showboat casino is closing today leaving hundreds of workers out of a job. it's one of three shutting down in the next few weeks. nbc 10 matt delucia is live in atlantic city. describe the mood there this
morning. >> reporter: the mood is a little different rosemary. labor day weekend, a lot of people are coming down to the jersey shore. they're happy. a lot of people we're talking with on the board walk are sad and little angry. take a look. showboat is closing after 27 years. that will happen at 4:00 this afternoon. you've got to figure more than 2,000 people work here, many leaving without a job. cesar's entertainment owns showboat. the company ceo sent a letter to workers friday thanking them for service adding that half that half that applied for other jobs in the company can stay and work. that amounts to 470 employees. this this will be the first of three casino closings planned for atlantic city in the next few weeks. the mayor was out here a couple of days ago once again talking about his hope for the future of atlantic city. i've been talking to folks on the board walk this morning.
many remain optimistic about a turn around but agreed this is anything but a happy labor day weekend. >> i have friends that started when they first opened up. they came down here to work. they're all going to be gone as well. >> it's a little scary, but i still want to believe atlantic city will survive this. they need to get the right people to make the right decisionses. >> reporter: we look at the showboat once again. this casino is closing at 4:00 p.m. rebel across the way is closing as well. this just opened two years ago. they will be closing the hotel tomorrow, the casino on tuesday. trump plaza is also closing on september 16 th. that's more than 6,000 workers all together. just to point out here, on wednesday for people in this area, resource center is openings at the atlantic city convention center to help workers file unemployment and look for another job.
live in atlantic city this morning, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. police are investigating what was initially reported as a home invasion around 4:30 this morning on 200 block of edge hill road. two were hurt and taken to the hospital. the condition of their injuries has not been released. in dell deaware county, investigators are looking into what caused this fire. the general manager tells us the worker noticed the wall was buckling and called the fire department. turns out the fire was inside the wall. no customers were in the restaurant at the time and no workers with r huwere hurt. police are looking for a suspect who struck four people. police say it was intentional. it happened at the penny pack shopping center. officers sate it started inside redz bar and grill.
it's unclear how badly they were juried. police are looking for a dark color eed suv. >> a 14-year-old is fighting for her life and four classmates are injured after a crash. she is on life support. she's one of the five girls from mainland regional high school injured in the crash yesterday morning. they were all in a car on route 40 on their way to a charity soccer game. a pickup truck crossed the center line and set off the three-car wreck. >> they were on their way to raise money for some other foundation. our hearts and prayers go out to this family. >> the four other girls have been released from the hospital. the pickup truck driver wasn't hurt and the driver of the other vehicle, a box truck, went to the hospital for treatment. right now no charges have been filed. this by the way is the second major sent in three years
involving students from mainland regional high school. you may remember that in 2011, four mainland football players were killed in a crash while they were on their way home from practice. in north eastern pennsylvania, a crash has left three teens dead and three others hurt. it happened in paupack township. two victims are 15 and 16-year-olds from bucks down i the. police are investigating. in south philadelphia, police are investigating a deadly crash after a driver slammed into a utility pole. this is the mangled car yesterday morning. a 47-year-old man was killed. nobody else was hurt. this morning, camden county police are asking for your help. they hope you can lead them to a pair of armed robbers. investigators say these surveillance pictures show one of the suspects and black sedan believed to be involved. the victims were approached by a
robber and forced at gun point to give up phones and money. it was a busy night for peco crews and spent the evening trying to find the source of a gas odor that spread to four counties. hundreds of calls from people in delaware, montgomery, bucks, chester counties came in but authorities did not find a leak. a volunteer firefighter is behind bars accused of setting fire to a vacant auto body shop. robert campolongo has been charged where arson. it happened two weeks a ago at the auto body shop many river side. he has been suspended by the river side fire company pending the outcome of the case. the made in america festival is getting ready for day number two. this is time lapse video of the main stage in front of the museum of art along the ben franklin parkway yesterday.
thousands of people packed in to to watch the live music. here's the front of the art museum. it's hazy out there. first acts go on in a few minutes from now. today's headliners kings of leon. concert goers will also see williams and congo. dj steve was last night's other big act. you can see he had the crowd pumped up. of course kanye west headlined. the thousands of fans in philly could see the festival going on in los angeles at the time. there were screens set up for them. with 80,000 expected at the two day festival, philadelphia officials tell us they have every inch of the ben franklin parkway covered with police. we spoke with some concert go hers that have come to expect the significant police presence out. >> came two years ago to made in america. there was just as much i feel police presence now as then. >> i think if anything it's a
feeling of security having them here. it's a good thing. >> counter terrorism, swat team members and security guards from local agencies are helping police keep an eye on what's happening inside and outside of the concert area. for a full list of today's line up and for more information on the downtown traffic detours, go to our website, nbc10.com. there you can download the free nbc 10 news app and take us with you to the show. planning a labor day cookout? why you'll need to spend more. she was the first swimmer from cuba to america. she's the first to receive the prestigious award from the cubans.
liberty place and children's hospital of philadelphia. the program has raised more than $260 million in pledges to support cancer research programs since 2008. you can watch the stand up to cancer fund-raiser this friday night at 8:00 here on nbc 10. this could be the busiest labor day travel weekend in nearly the ten years. experts say it's improving economy and lower gas prices. unemployment is down and job growth is up. memorial day and fourth of july travel was up, another sign the economy is improving. if you're on the road, here's the break down of gas prices in our region. gallon of regular cost $3.46 in philadelphia. it drops to $3.35 in delaware. the cheapest gas can be found where else? in south jersey $3.20 per gallon. prepare to pay more for this labor day cookout. may save on gas but not the grocery store.
biggest increase is pork up 10% due to a virus that plagued farm areas. hot dog prices are up 7%, chicken up 3%. good news is the price of soda and beer remain relatively unchanged. long distance swimmer diana nyad has become the first american to receive cuba's sporting award. cuba's vice president gave nyad the award for her physical accomplishment and importance of the swim. she was the first to swim across the florida straight from cuba without a shark cage. she had been trying to make the 110 mile trek for years. on her fifth attempt, she did it in 53 hours. talking sports now, eagles trim their roster to 53 players. we'll hear from general manager roseman on the cuts. it was a record setting day for penn state quarterback
hackenberg. highlights of the trip to ireland coming up. i wish we had great weather highlights to show you. not much for the day. going to be humid and hot. also tracking the threat of thunderstorms too. live look outside now shows dry conditions. that could change later today. your forecast straight a head. h.
it may be sunny down the shore where matt delucia is. that's not the case up in the pocono mountains. take a look right now at camel back. fog and low clouds there. clouds over philadelphia this hour too. that's where the fog is thickest. fog over philadelphia and allen town. elsewhere things look clear this morning. that could change tomorrow. outside now, temperatures 77 degrees for allen town. trenton, ben salem mount holly
77 degrees this hour. 78 philly now along with glassboro. 80s wilmington, 78 stone harbor and dover. we're p we started off and going to end on a hot note by the afternoon. that heat index will bring us back to 90s. dry now. there's still plenty of moisture to the west of us moving through the central part of the state. frontal boundary way up here. it's pulling rop kal moisture we've been seeing to the south. it's going to move our way in the southwesterly flow we're going to see mainly afternoon hours. there's enough instability to see pop up thunderstorms along with it too. could they be severe? yes in some locales. this is what we're expecting with that. low risk of hail. the wind will be a medium to high risk and a moderate ring of isolated flash flooding. we'll watch downpours as they happen. like we said, not all areas will see the thunderstorms.
your forecast for the day today, a sticky day today. 77 degrees at 10:00 a.m. noon 84 degrees. going to feel hotter in the 90s. mostly cloud can i did skies. 5:00 and 6:00 hour, chance of showers and thunderstorms. some heavy like we said. better chance in the north and west suburbs around the 4:00, 3:00 hour. this could be off and on into the evening hours. definitely want to check out our evening newscast as well. warm and humid down the shore. this is the area where we will not see storms and showers until later in the evening. 83 atlantic city, cape may 84, 85 rehoboth. humid down the shore and could have the breezes coming in from the south. now your seven-day forecast, hot still though as we head to tuesday. still some storms around for labor day. temperatures hovering around 90 by wednesday even though less hum humid. we cool off thursday and friday. notice back to sunshine. this is our dry slot here. as we head to the weekend,
looking at partly sunny skies. hello. i'm amy from comcast sportsnet. eagles officially cut the costar from 75 players down to 53 yesterday. some names had come out including alex henry eagles incumbent kicker released in favor of parkey who kicked two field goals of 50 plus yards, two more than henry kicked in the 49 career games with the birds. here's roseman on parkey. >> well certainly you could see he's got a strong leg. for him, he just had an approach to hit where he looked very comfortable and we watched him. coach had gone and worked him out at auburn. we tracked him, knew what his history was at the university of auburn in sec. led the nation in touch backs. then came many in here and did a good job not only many the game but practices.
>> the eagles are going with three running backs. sproles has not played at all in the preseason because of a hamstring injury. roseman isn't concerned. >> we opened last season with three running backs. talking about three good players, versatile skill set in all those guys. that's why we made the decision in that direction. >> other roster notes, eagles going with four tight ends as rookie burton makes the team. one of the 2014 draft picks was cut, ed reynolds. some cut yesterday could be added to the ten person practice squad announced today. rams released michael sam trying to be the first openly gay player in the nfl. if no team claims him, he can sign with a practice squad. he was drafted in the seventh round of this year's draft. penn state kicked off against central florida in
dublin, ireland, the first time the lions have played overseas. it's the eighth time a college game has been played on the emerald. quarterback christian hackenberg had a record setting day. 79 yard hook up with lewis. he threw a school record 454 yards, first lions quarterback to throw 400 plus in a game. down a point in the final minute, hackenberg uses feet to convert a fourth down, keeps the drive alive. that sets up sam with a chance to win it with a 35 field goal. up and good. penn state wins it 26-24. yesterday phillies started williams with plenty of run support. he went for his third straight win. top of the fifth, no score. marlin bird 37th birthday. how about this. takes the offering deep, now to right. 25th homer of the season, career high.
next inning, ryan howard with the base hit to right. ben revere and jimmy rollins come around to score. phillies win 7-2 and move out of last place in the division with a move later today. that wraps up sports. i'm amy with comcast sportsnet. this is garthen leslie, a regular guy who invented aros. a very smart air conditioner that learns your habits to save you money. this is ben kaufman, the ceo of quirky. he's rubbing garthen's regular-guy feet because garthen is far more important than ben. at quirky, real people invent all of our products. ben just runs the company.
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this is one of philadelphia's original five squares and only one dedicated to fun on this labor day weekend. there are rides, games, all kinds of kid friendly entertainment. labor day means back to school, almost. kids get the supplies they need to hit the books for another year. backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, crayons and other supplies was free for kids. a back to school supply drive brought out athletes to participate in the back to school challenge. everyone at the event donated sky supplies. a team representing the elementary school came out on top and they get all the supplies collected. nbc 10 news today continues in just a moment. nbc 10 matt delucia is live in atlantic city where the showboat has hours left until it shuts
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the closures. it's day two of the made in america festival on the coast. a look ahead at performances in philadelphia. if you're headed to the concert or have other outdoor plans, expect a hot and sticky afternoon. there may be showers tonight. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it's 10:00 on is this sunday. let's get a check of this forecast with ted florendo. i've been watching you keep an eye on that first alert radar. >> that's right. showers not quite here yesterday. most in the central part of the state and west of us. not a pretty day to throw a concert. at least it's not an entire washout. it will be hot and sticky. not much sunshine from the ben franklin bridge this morning. temperatures are warm already. a lot of us in 70 and almost 80.