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latest infected nurse who traveled outside of texas. here in our area, the "first alert" radar tracking morning rain. it's still here. take a live look outside right now. this is 76, in philadelphia, showing drivers starting the morning commute on wet roads and some places it's really coming down. good morning, this is "nbc10 news," i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. the rain keeps pouring down, center city overnight, look at this. this is broad and race streets, cars dealing with wet streets and ponding. so be careful. a live look down the shore, the rain you see in cape may, new jersey. let's get right to bill henley with the "first alert" forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. you may need an umbrella, but there's some spots that have ended. there are wet spots in new jersey and those extend into pennsylvania as well. look at philadelphia, there's
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the view from dilworth park. the rain really coming down there. 65 degrees right now. showers lining off to the south. you see heavy showers offshore. that's where the thunderstorms are right now. don't expect to see thunder and lightning today in new jersey and points to the north, you can see rainfall that's not going to last all day. showers a slight chance of showers later on. temperatures now in the 60s. 69 degrees in northeast philadelphia. philadelphia international is 65 degrees. and the temperatures will climb into the 70s this afternoon. but just barely into the 70s. we will see rain taper off first thing this morning. clouds break for some sunshine. and then by lunchtime, 70 degrees. jillian mele is watching the traffic. looks like it's a bit damp behind you there, jillian. >> it is. the roads are wet. we have a number of problems out there, bill. the good news, all of them are
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pretty minor, we're not dealing with any serious accidents but we do have a few problems. this is a vehicle that sped out on the vine street expressway eastbound side. we have some slowdown because of that, but it should be out of there. also dealing with two different disabled vehicles on i-95. right over here on the northbound side at girard partially blocking the right lane. southbound 95, just past the cottman avenue interchange, the right lane is blocked because of a disabled vehicle there. i was following an accident at 422 westbound at trooper, i just got word in the last few minutes that accident has cleared. vai. >> there is new information this morning in the fight against the ebola outbreak. starting today, four more airports will start screening passengers by asking them questions about their health and even takes their temperatures. the cdc says it will send a new response team to any hospital within hours of the confirmed
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case of ebola. this as president obama promises a response to cases. nbc10's jesse gary is live in center city this morning. that's where a hearing on ebola preparedness will be held at philadelphia city hall today. jesse, are city council members only concerned about the current virus outbreak? >> reporter: no, vai, they want to take a look at any potential health threat. obviously ebola and enterovirus d-68 are the two taking precedence. councilman curtis joe jr. is chairing the hearing. two public health and public safety, including representatives from multiple departments and agencies . coming up in the next half hour, i'm going to break down who's exactly coming here and why.
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later on i'm make a call to the councilman to see if i can gather more information. officials at philadelphia international airport will address travel protocols when it comes to ebola and other infectious diseases. they will hold a briefing later this morning. officials said earlier this week, they started to keep a close eye on passengers who appear to be sick. you can count on nbc10 for continuing coverage of the ebola outbreak. christine maddela and chris cato arrived in dallas to cover the story as it unfolds there. chris will start his live report in about 30 minutes on "nbc10 news" at 5:00 a.m. meantime, investors hope the stock market will recover today after it took a hit from the ebola outbreak. the dow finished down 170 points yesterday. at one point it had dropped 460 points. airline stocks took the biggest hit because of concerns over ebola. investors are also concerned about a global economic
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slowdown. and the new jersey hit department says there are three new cases of enterovirus d-68 since last week. all three of those cases are in monmouth county. a 4-year-old boy from mercer county died of the virus nearly three weeks ago. >> happening today, philadelphia gets another big visitor. yesterday it was president obama. today, vice president joe biden stopping to tour a dredging barge. he will speak about the importance of investing in america's infrastructure. and today, philadelphia teachers will hold a rally ahead of a meeting of the school reform commission. that rally begins at 4:30 this afternoon, outside of school district headquarters in spring garden. teachers held several protests last week after the school reform commission terminated their contract. the frc wants teachers to continue money towards their health care benefits. the district says the change will put $44 million back into
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the classroom. this morning, police will continue looking for two girls who attacked a student near the temple university campus yesterday afternoon on 13th street near oxford. police tell us a temple student was walking to her car when the teenage girls came up from behind and punched her in the back of the head. temple will not issue a text or warn students something one student would have preferred. >> yeah, because i would have taken a different way. i always think we should be alerted even if they don't figure it out or not. it's better for temple students overall. >> the victim did not receive attention. came after a 15-year-old pleaded guilty to attacking a student with a brick. >> and action near the capitol. >> the action that one of them took that scared the gunman away. plus, rivalry got too bad. a local high school team got in trouble for using the ebola outbreak in their trash talk. and the iconic piece of
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philadelphia history that is now gone for good.
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in philadelphia. many personalities will be there along with experts on identity theft. we hope to see you there. and it's free. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. and by then, it will be dry, but we still have some pretty good rain moving through the area right now. look at cape may. that's a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. the rain is coming down there. and in other parts of the area, too. we'll see the showers move out, though, first thing, this morning, to get a mild afternoon with some break, of sunshine. include the mild weather now because things will be turning cooler and that does happen over the weekend. right now 63 degrees in allentown. rain still coming down in northeast philadelphia and millville in the mid-60s. look at that murky view of center city from the adventure aquarium. the clouds hanging on with on & off showers in the city. and four inches on the ground in parts of berks county and lehigh
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valley while flood advisories in effect for small creeks and streams. heaviest rainfall is in eastern bucks county and into burlington county. the trenton area is just kind of on the light side of that rainfall. the heavier stuff moving through fairless hills, florence and east hampton in burlington county. pemberton, you're getting moderate rainfall right now. the rain will be coming to an end this morning. you can see it's already started to end in delaware. and that will allow for some breaks of sunshine during the day. noon time, we'll see sunshine, clouds. and temperatures will be into the low 70s this afternoon. but late this afternoon, we could see a spotty shower arriving from the west. so clouds and sunshine, high temperatures above normal, upper 60s and low 70s. it's going to be drying out and cool down this weekend. the seven-day when i come back. >> a lot of standing water you have to be careful about
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hydroplaning. >> jillian mele has seen a lot of water on the roads, jillian. >> you got that right. eastbound approaching i-95, crews are in the process of getting that cleared up. we have bethlehem pike heading into new jersey right now. we're checking things on the 42 freeway. it's actually looking pretty good. northbound between route 55 and the walt whitman bridge. you can see average speeds, 55 miles per hour. but we're definitely seeing slow stuff across the area. you need to slow down. a gunman jumps two pennsylvania lawmakers but doesn't get what he wants. >> and next, the move that one of them pulls so they can get away. plus, a man rescued at sea. how he was rescued after 17 hours.
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commute. we'll find out from bill henley when the rain will move out and what's ahead for the day coming up. now to the ebola outbreak, there are new safety measures in place in attempt to stop the spread of the disease. >> as nbc10 national correspondent tracie potts reports today, the u.s. will hear from the cdc about its response. >> reporter: four more airports start temperature checks at atlanta, washington, chicago and newark, as congress holds a hearing to determine if the cdc does enough to stop ebola. we've learned that amber vinson, the second nurse infected, flew froms that to cleveland with a low-grade fever. >> she should not have been on that plane. >> reporter: that plane's been scrubbed twice with stops in atlanta and ft. lauderdale. 142 passengers are being notified. >> anxiety is high, every time one or more passengers arrives on an airplane now with a stomach ache or a headache, or a
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high temperature, it becomes national news. >> reporter: air travel is now banned for people being monitored. some in washington are pushing for an all-out travel ban to and from west africa. president obama says it will make it harder to fight a virus that he insists is not airborne. >> i shook hands with, hugged and kissed, not the doctors, and a couple nurses at emory, and i felt perfect safe in doing so. >> reporter: learning how to use protective gear, but nurses on the front lines here saying they've not been trained or protected. >> we were told that we don't have goggles. they said that they couldn't afford the goggles. >> putting on personal protective equipment of this nature does require practice. even if you watched a video. >> reporter: in his testimony today the chief medical officer for texas health systems will testify that they do need a more
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focused, more intense, month proactive approach. he'll say communicating to employees about ebola is not the same thing as training them to deal with it. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> of course, nbc10 is committed to bringing you continuing coverage through the growing ebola outbreak. nbc10's christine maddela and chris cato both are in dallas to cover the story for us. chris' first live report is about in 15 minutes on "nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m." meantime, students at a soccer game said friendly rivalry turned into bullying after players on one team used trash talk to bully a player. a player teased a player saying he had ebola. that player's family is from an area close to the ebola outbreak.
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students say it was mean spirited. >> i heard them say ebola and about his parents. one of the players, walking out of the stadium, he said he had ebola and our coach yelled at them. >> i can assure you that the district takes all of these accusations and allegations seriously. >> nazareth students passed out anti-racism bracelet, in support of the soccer player. mean tile, two coaches at north hampton resigned but this morning, it's unclear why. in harrisburg, state and local police are trying to find a gunman who attacked two pennsylvania lawmakers just blocks from the capitol. state representatives, marty flynn and bizarro escaped injuries late tuesday night. investigators say when an armed man tried to hold them up, flynn drew a handgun and exchanged gunshots with the attacker. representative flynn say former prison guard from the scranton area. 4:48, new this morning,
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arrest warrants are out in atlanta county for six suspects in a burglary. the five men and one woman are wanted for burglaries from garage storage sheds. they recovered some items like lawn equipment. the suspects are also wants for arson where a trailer was set on fire. and we have new information on a bill in harrisburg that would limit speech. the measure is on its way in the pennsylvania senate after unanimous passage in the house. the bill was presented by abu jammal from the speech last month. now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill
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henley. a rainy start for much of the area. it's still coming down. we've seen on and off rainfall in center city. 65 degrees. the rain is taking a break at the airport. it will be coming to an end in the next couple hours. we'll see winds out of the south-southwest at 9 miles an hour. it won't go much stronger during date. here you see the rainy streets on beach avenue. it got washed out with the showers moving through, but you see the clouds are already thinning out just to the west, they're moving to the east. and we'll see that motion continue this morning. so we will be drying out. we'll actually get some breaks of sunshine. but right now, parts of the area still dealing with steady rainfall into bucks county. philadelphia, burlington county seeing heavier showers and moving into the trenton area. future weather shows, the clouds will break, watch the temperatures climb 54 degrees. that's 1:00 this afternoon. but look at the line of showers to the west. those are coming into play for late this evening.
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and then it will clear out overnight tonight and into tomorrow. it will be chillier to start with. so we'll see a combination of clouds and sunshine. the steadier rainfall will end in the next couple of hours. then there's just a chance of a late-day shower. highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. tomorrow, the sun returns. a chillier start. 55 degrees. but into the low 70s friday afternoon. over the weekend, here come the numbers. they're coming down for sunday. and 57 degrees after a sunny 70 on saturday. sunshine for monday, but clouds building on tuesday, with a chance of showers later tuesday and wednesday. >> the weekend looks great. but first we got to get you to work this morning. 9 minutes before 5:00. wet roads will make for slow going. so adjust your time. >> jillian. >> you see blocking the west lane and right now that right
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lane is blocked. have an accident at hatfield heading into new jersey. this is a live look at route 73 at greentree road. you can see the roads are definitely wet all across the area this morning. in delaware, new jersey, philadelphia even in the lehigh valley. so you need to just take your time out there. and speaking of delaware, average speeds are looking pretty good on the majors. 55 is what we're seeing on 95. 65 is the average speed on 495, and route 1, average speeds. millions of people will take cover as part of a worldwide earthquake drill. it's called the great shakeout. the annual drill began in california in 2008. more than 15 million have registered for the drill. mostly in schools. and philadelphia emergency officials are as encouraging people to take part. the drill begins the 10:15 a.m. and facebook wants to you turn to them after a natural disaster.
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the site is launching a new tool called safety check to announce to friends and name you're safe. the new tool will be available to 1.3 billion users. safe and sound. telling a story to us. a jet skier in south jersey missing for 17 hours is now speaking out about his ordeal. >> no phone. nothing in my pockets. >> that's thomas grand who described getting stranded on his wave runner on tuesday after it broke down on the bay near avalon. when he didn't come back to his home in middle township, his wife reported him missing. the navy veteran stayed on his craft all night until they found him in the morning. >> i didn't doze off and just suddenly jolt awake. >> and then there he is. >> the best thing that gentleman did, stayed with the jet ski. gives you more of a target to find. >> rescuers brought grant home
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tired and vowing never to go on the water without his phone. and a new way to gamble in new jersey. why you may soon be able to bet on your candy crush skills. we'll be right back.
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test, this is a state wide required monthly test of the emergency system. originating from the pennsylvania emergency management agency harrisburg. this is only a test.
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at three minutes before 5:00, we're following breaking news in montgomery county. we are live on the scene. this is a live picture from willow grove. police were serving a warrant when investigators say the suspect refused to leave his home. investigators believe he is armed. we'll continue to monitor the story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. and to the atlantic city casino crisis. more help on wait for thousands of casino workers who lot their jobs this year. layer today, the medical center will unveil a new program to assist those laid off employees. the medical center will send $500,000 to six charitable organizations that serves southeastern new jersey. and new jersey ready to
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approve gambling on those social games you download and play on cell phones. the real money gambling will be games that involve an element of skill like candy crush and others like it. officials say it's another way to help the struggling casino industry in new jersey. a bill will go to the mayor to be signed. it passed city council last night. it comes after people parking for the free blake shelton concert in july were charged $50 to park. the city must be told of days in advance. the new law increases fines from $100 to $1,000. a piece of history is moved for good. crews removed the neon sign from the philadelphia's music label philadelphiaing. the philadelphia is going to be demolished next year. in its place a 47-story skyscraper that will include a hotel and restaurants.
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the building was destroyed in arson back in 2010. >> we shot a shot there it was like walking into the past. shag carpeting. we're going to miss that place. you're watching "nbc10 news" right now. >> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. from dallas to philadelphia, we're following new developments in the ebola outbreak. this morning, we have the latest information about the patient being treated for the virus and what the government is doing to try and stop it from spreading, plus, what local officials are doing to get ready just in case. and tracking rain, nbc10's radar shows you the wet weather that's moving through this area this morning. and wet roads and slick sidewalks, as we take a live look down at 8th and market in center city this morning. give yourself a little bit of extra time for your commute this morning as you're headed to work. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today."
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i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. take a look at what you missed while you were sleeping. maybe you heard it on the roof. in clifton county as the rain cass coming down this morning, and we still have more wet weather ahead of us. let's find out about that from bill henley. >> some areas have seen the rain come to an end, but not everybody. in fact, the showers are on and off in philadelphia. steady rainfall in new jersey and bucks county in pennsylvania. a live look at center city from the adventure aquarium. won't be long before the rain comes to an end. dover has seen it. and most of delaware is dry. look at the heavier showers from trenton and burlington county. to the south, they're lining up for atlantic city, on and off showers, cape may as well. the rainfall totaling 4 inches in the reading area where it's 64 degrees. rain has ended in reading but