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cleanup time as the area struggles to recover. nothing that extreme for our area, but there's a line of showers and storms headed our way. find out when they'll roll in and how long they'll stick around. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm vai sikahema. we're almost a week into spring. it's going to finally feel like spring. let's bring in bill henley. >> morning, vai. we're nowhere near as cold as the last few days. 40 here at the studio. parts of south jersey are close to 30 degrees warmer than yesterday. still a bit chilly and look at the fog. that's a live view from the marquis to lafayette hotel. we're starting to see a little more of it. that fog is beginning to ease. it will take time to clear out completely. and add to that some rainfall that is moving up the coast. heavy showers and there has been some thunderstorm activity in maryland. those showers now moving into delaware. moving out the door you'll still need a jacket. it's chilly outside. 45 degrees. might need some extra time with the fog. but you'll also need to carry an
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umbrella. there's a chance of showers as the day goes on. but the warm-up will be with us. 57 degrees at lunchtime today. your hour-by-hour future weather to show you when those heavier showers will move in when i'm back in ten. right now let's check in with christine maddela. >> good morning to you, bill. on the schuylkill expressway to work or school let's check on drive times. things looking good at the curve and between the blue route and vine, that's going to take you 13 minutes in each direction. and speaking of the schuylkill expressway taking a live look outside, there is some of that light fog in and around there in montgomery county. but we are seeing some dense fog especially undo the shore right now. take a look at this heavy fog and limited visibility in ocean county. cape may and atlantic counties also experiencing that fog. we're not seeing a lot of volume out there. but just reduce your speeds if you are heading out into that area. if you are heading out on the bridges, you can see everything is in the clear. and on mass transit this morning, everything is on or close to schedule.
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vai? >> christine, thank you. and we're following breaking news in philadelphia's point breeze section. a woman says that she was choked during a home invasion and now police are searching for her attacker. our monique braxton is live at the scene. monique, tell us what you've learned since we last spoke to you about a half hour ago. >> reporter: hey vai. let me show you what's going on over my shoulder. police remain here on the scene as they await the arrival, according to the nighttime commander, of detectives. now, they're calling this a strong-arm robbery as well as a home invasion. when i asked how the intruder got inside i was told investigators aren't sure. but you do see the door is wide open. to the left of the door a window is also wide open. now, the nighttime commander tells us that the victim did not go to the hospital. she was taken instead to south detectives division. they tell us that there's a language barrier under way, but the victim was able to give them a description, sketchy, though of the person who attacked her.
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she says he's a male he asked her for money, grabbed her by the throat. he's about 6 feet tall in his 20s to 30s. she also tells police he was wearing a black jacket blue jeans and red gloves. now, detectives have not arrived on the scene. as soon as they do we'll have that video for you as the morning progresses. live for now from point breeze monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> monique, thank you. new from overnight police are searching for two men who drove off to a home invasion robbery in west philadelphia. investigators say at around 11:30 last night, the intruders robbed and pistol whipped a man inside his home on north conestoga street. the victim was taken to the hospital. he is expected to be okay. the intruders got away with a tv, a playstation and some video games. today a judge is expected to sentence the woman convicted of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl from a philadelphia elementary school and raping her. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the criminal justice center in philadelphia with details.
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matt? >> reporter: well, sentencing for christina regusters has been pushed back three times now. and the district attorney's office is pushing for a life sentence. christina regusters was convicted last year of charges including aggravated assault and kidnapping. the former day-care worker took a 5-year-old girl from a cobbs creek elementary school back in 2013. prosecutors successfully argued that she took the girl home put her under a bed, and sexually abused her, later leaving her alone in a nearby playground. regusters' family and the victim's family have been very emotional through all of this. regusters herself had no emotion after the verdict and has undergone a standard mental health evaluation. again, the maximum sentence will be life in prison. of course, we will let you know what happens. and of course on the civil side there is a civil suit against the school district of philadelphia resulting from all of this. and so we will be keeping on top of this. but for now, live at the criminal justice center i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, matt. be the first to know when the sentence is handed down. download the nbc 10 news app for
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free. and we'll send you a breaking news alert when we learn of the decision. this morning rescue efforts are under way in oklahoma after a series of tornadoes swept through the state. today some schools are closed because of power outages. that are still affecting tens of thousands of people. in sand springs, one person died and several others were hurt during the twister. it also caused fires and damage to buildings and vehicles there. this all happened on the first day of tornado season. today in philadelphia a man convicted of killing a young man over a pair of headphones is scheduled to be sentenced. last month a jury convicted garcia of second-degree murder charges in the death of christian massy. garcia shot and killed 21-year-old massy in november 2013. he was a local basketball player. he died in the overbrook section of philadelphia. police say garcia wanted to steal massy's beats by dre headphones. a judge was set to hand down a life sentence last month, but that was delayed when garcia
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made a commotion in the courtroom, tipping over his chair and cursing at a deputy. philadelphia mayor michael nutter is creating an independent board to oversee the police department. the new civilian oversight board is aimed at improving training investigations and community relations. in a report released earlier this week, the justice department revealed more than 90 recommendations for the department. he also wants funding for tasers and more ammunition. new jersey lawmakers want to provide the state's police departments with more diversity training. proposed legislation would require more courses for members of law enforcement. those courses would focus on racial, ethnic and religious diversity training. each police department would have to submit a plan and the curriculum for it. he was once the highest paid sportscaster in philadelphia, but this morning don tollefsen is getting ready to serve two to four years behind bars. a judge sentenced tollefsen yesterday after he was convicted earlier this year of scamming nearly 200 people by selling
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bogus sports packages and pocketing the money. >> i was hoping to see a little emotion, to see some sincere remorse to take real ownership of his actions. and he just didn't do that. you know, he's just -- he's just too arrogant. >> the judge ordered tollefsen to pay back more than $160,000. investigators have charged a former philadelphia police officer in connection with a murder. police arrested david howard yesterday. he is charged with making terroristic threats and he's charged with witness intimidation in the death of william blount. blount was shot to death on north 18th street in philadelphia last easter. howard was an 18-year veteran of the philadelphia police force. after his termination, he served seven years in prison for the off-duty shooting death of a man in williamsport in 2004. howard's mother is defending her son.
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>> you think he's been wrongly accused? >> i think and know he's been wrongly accused. >> howard's ex-girlfriend is charged with the murder in that william blunt case, but she claims she did not pull the trigger. today in philadelphia, a look at the moratorium. members who oppose the ban are holding the hearing at city hall. they'll listen to testimony from the families of murder victims. the state supreme court is deciding if the moratorium is legal. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> eight minutes after 6:00. we've got areas that are seeing thick fog. christine maddela has been spotting it on the traffic cameras this morning. and it's going to be here to start with but it won't be here all day. the fog will leave us but in the fog's place will come some showers. and there's a chance of some heavy downpours, especially this evening when we could see some spring thunderstorms roll through. right now not nearly as cold as it has been. though still on the cold side
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for allentown at 33 degrees. northeast philadelphia is reporting some thick fog at 40 degrees. and atlantic city had some thick fog. it's beginning to ease there at 50 degrees in atlantic city. cape may, the visibility was down to a quarter mile. not quite as thick as it was first thing this morning when we went on the air at 4:00. the temperatures almost 30 degrees warmer in cape may and atlantic city this morning. wildwood is 25 degrees warmer. and it's 10 to 16 degrees warmer for allentown and northeast philadelphia. but with that warm air is coming the moisture. look at that. 96% humidity. and that is giving us the fog in the area. we're fluctuating between 39 and 40 degrees. and we're watching some showers move up from the south. this is coming into the area. and we could see some heavy downpours. a little bit of lightning being detected along the eastern shore of maryland. those showers moving into delaware. and here's the next round that's pushing through north carolina and into virginia. that's going to be here later
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this morning. by 10:00, we'll see those showers. but look at the numbers. 61 in dover at that hour. the showers will be on and off during the day. but we'll get enough of a break around 4:00 this afternoon to really see the temperatures warm up. 69 degrees. we may hit 70 degrees in philadelphia. and then eyes to the north and west, here come the chance of some thunderstorms this evening. that's 8:00 this evening. heavy downpours at that hour in pottstown. during the day umbrellas will be going up. don't forget yours. though you won't need the winter coat this afternoon, highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. i'll show you how long that lasts in the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. 6:10 this thursday morning. bill showed us that live picture of cape may where fog is not as bad as it was at 4:00 but it's still an issue for people driving. >> definitely. let's check in with first alert traffic reporter christine maddela looking foggy on your cameras. >> yeah in just the past 15 minutes we have seen some of that fog move into philadelphia.
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676 at the ben franklin parkway. also brick township we are seeing areas of heavy fog. so wherever you see those fog patches, watch out. we are seeing reduced speeds and limited visibility in that area. travel times, everything looking pretty good. still green lights on 95 76 and 422. rosemary? >> thank you christine. what do you get when you partner school principals with business leaders? well better attendance and retention. just ahead, some philadelphia high schools are changing the way they get students to stay in school. we'll explain. stopping terrorism before it hits home. what the fbi says needs to happen to prevent another september 11th.
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this morning the driver of this minivan is in stable condition after colliding with a fire truck in philadelphia.
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nbc 10 was on the scene at 3rd & grange streets yesterday afternoon. you can see the crash flipped the minivan onto its side. here's another view from sky force 10. the van and the fire truck both came within feet from hitting a house. investigators tell us they are still trying to figure out exactly what led up to the crash. camden city schools have announced a shake-up in leadership at five of its lowest performing schools. and one of its oldest school buildings is shutting down. the five schools are bonsall family, east camden middle school mcgraw elementary molina elementary and whittier family school. the whittier school building is more than 100 years old and will close for good. educational nonprofits best known for operating charter schools will take over leadership at those five schools. education officials say only one out of every five students in the camden school -- camden city school district performs at grade level. >> if we don't give them the
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opportunity that they are due, then we're failing as leaders. >> through this partnership, we're building some real signs of progress. >> you may remember just last month in philadelphia, there was plenty of public outcry when the src considered granting charters to some of the same groups now expanding in camden. officials say the schools to be transformed in camden will not become charters. the district calls them renaissance schools that will still be neighborhood schools run by the school district. marketing your school. it may sound strange coming from a philadelphia high school but it's happening. and it's all thanks to a new partnership between business leaders and school principals. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city to tell us how it's working. katy? >> reporter: hi, it's called the industry partners program. it's nowew to philadelphia, and it pairs business leaders with school principals. ♪ we've got to be ourselves ♪ >> reporter: mastbaum vocational technical school is one of the few in philadelphia taking part
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in this program. it's been through some difficult times with declining enrollment and needing to improve those numbers in order to maintain teachers and funding. now, their principal meets monthly with local entrepreneur bob mahl to talk strategy. the advice is pretty businesslike, and that's led students and teachers to start marketing the school online and in a video for prospective students. >> if you want to do something good for the school this is the best time to do it. >> we get the momentum going, the pride going in the school that starts to spread quickly and the community and good things can happen. >> reporter: and right now the school is in the throes of recruiting next year's freshmen class. so this advice is really coming at a good time for them. reporting live in center city katy zachry, nbc 10 news. at 6:17 this morning, we know the rain is coming later on today. at least for drivers getting up right now heading out the door. it's not going to be a real problem. >> and also fog still an issue out there. let's go to christine maddela in the first alert traffic center.
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>> and at this hour 6:17 a.m. as predicted, 95 southbound starting to back up. here's a live look at giraud avenue. this is the normal volume for a thursday morning, but it is already starting to stack up this morning. and speaking of the fog, we have been seeing areas of fog throughout our area. this is along the schuylkill expressway out there. and you can see there could be some limited visibility as you head out. take a look this is down the shore in ocean county as well as atlantic and cape may counties. they have really seen some dense fog out there. but speaking of that slowdown on 95 it's already being reflected in our drive times. getting a yellow light 95 southbound, woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, that just changed within the past ten minutes. 76 and 422 still looking pretty good. i'm going to keep an eye on 95 because it is going to slow down even more as we approach 7:00. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> fog is getting thicker in some areas as christine mentioned.
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you can see the clouds over center city. not terribly foggy in the city with light wind. the temperatures have come down into the 30s and low 40s. nowhere near as cold as yesterday. 39 degrees in philadelphia. but the humidity is high. and we've seen a few showers already in cape may. a few raindrops and mist and some light fog right now. the fog is starting to ease in cape may. meantime, it's getting a little bit worse for blue bell. northeast philadelphia wrightstown, mount holly, trenton, all quarter-mile visibility. expect slowdowns as a result. atlantic city is getting improvement, now up to half-mile visibility and light fog in georgetown with rain. we're tracking the rain showers returning to the area. it's dry in philadelphia but you don't have to look far to see the rain that is steadier and heavier in northeastern maryland. some thunderstorm activity as well. just a few scattered light showers reaching into cape may. the chance of storms will be greatest at the shore during the day. but this evening, we may see
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some storms with this line of showers moving in from the northwest. now, before this line moves in look at the arrows. they're all lining up out of the south. that is a warming direction for us. so 60s this afternoon and even this evening. but then that front comes through. the wind shifts. and here comes the cold air. some heavy downpours at 9:00 this evening with the chance of thunderstorms in philadelphia. then as those storms clear out, the temperatures come way down. by 11:00 this evening, 30s in allentown and cold enough that tomorrow morning with some showers in the area we may see some light snow developing along with those raindrops. but temperatures will be above freezing so accumulation won't be happening. but don't be surprised if you see a wintry mix tomorrow morning on another spring day. fortunately it's going to be warmer today near 70 this afternoon. but grab your umbrella. you'll need it. showers and thunderstorms threat for this evening. tomorrow morning some scattered showers. 52, the high. and colder as we go into
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saturday. a slight chance of a shower saturday. 40, the afternoon high after a morning low of 33. then sunshine will be bright sunday to start a warming trend that will have us pushing into the 50s for monday, tuesday and wednesday. >> looking forward to it. thanks, bill. if you build it they will come. at least that's what some developers are hoping. where a new high-end high-rise building could go up in philadelphia. and after this winter everybody is looking forward to summer, but beach plans could be thrown off because of major dredging project down the shore.
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another high-rise building could be coming to the historic area. a real estate developer unveiled his plans for 709 chestnut street yesterday. the building would be 32 stories tall and include 300 luxury apartments. the plans still need city approval, but the developers hope to start construction by
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the end of the year. this is the second high-rise planned for the area near independence hall. earlier this month developers broke ground on 500 walnut. at 6:25 taking a look outside. this accident just happened minutes ago. this is route 100 northbound at pottstown pike. there is an accident there taking out a lane. just be aware and watch out for some delays. taking a look outside right now, it is a little foggy, but this is a beautiful view of the comcast building right, bill? >> yeah no and you can see some breaks in the clouds. the clouds though will return with more showers. in fact, already tracking showers this morning. not in philadelphia but south jersey and delaware seeing the raindrops. and a philadelphia woman called a monster during her trial will be sentenced today. our matt delucia is live at the criminal justice center in philadelphia with details on the child abduction case. matt? >> reporter: and vai, coming up after the break, the sentence prosecutors have been pushing for and why this case really may
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not be over just yet. i'll have that. bit by bit, information is coming out about what happened minutes before the deadly germanwings plane crash. we'll get the latest on the investigation.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> a woman is choked in philadelphia's point breeze neighborhood. we're live on the scene and just spoke to that victim's husband. the woman convicted of kidnapping and raping a 5-year-old girl will learn her punishment. it's sentencing day in the high-profile abduction case that grabbed national headlines. and we're going to get a nice warm-up today but don't expect it to last and don't expect it to be dry either. we've got wet weather that's on the way. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm rosemary connors. i've got the rain jacket the umbrella, i am prepared for
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this. >> but no shovel. >> no shovel thank goodness. let's check in with bill henley. >> thankfully not. the temperatures are remember with a er warmer. it's 38 chilly in philadelphia. close to 25 degrees warmer this morning in cape may. and you can see it's a bit foggy with a few raindrops. thick fog, though is in trenton. wrightstown and mount holly down to a quarter mile. it's starting to ease a bit in blue bell and northeast philadelphia and not as thick as it was earlier in wildwood. but there is rain in the area. not yet in philadelphia. but we're seeing it in cumberland, cape may, atlantic counties. the steadier heavier showers are in southern delaware. and that's a thunderstorm that is pushing offshore. a chance of thunderstorms will be back during the day and this evening. and before those storms move in the temperatures will be moving up. 45 at 7:00. by 9:00, some scattered light showers in the philadelphia area. 48 degrees. and then a leap in the temperatures. upper 50s and climbing at lunchtime.
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your hour-by-hour forecast when i come back in ten to show you what to expect in your neighborhood. but right now christine maddela in the first alert traffic center. >> good morning bill. i have an accident to tell you about route 100 northbound at pottstown pike. emergency crews are taking out the right-hand lane. traffic is getting by on the left. but that will contribute to some delays for our morning commute out there. and also delays it's just the normal volume that we have been seeing in our area along interstate 95. take a look at your drive times. slowing down southbound woodhaven road to the vine street expressway is going to take you 26 minutes. if you're heading out there northbound is still looking pretty good. we've seen fog out there all morning now with the changing weather conditions we are seeing slick roads along route 1 in delaware. along with that fog. and we are going to see that in those areas that are starting to get rain. you just heard bill say that. watch out for limited visibility in these areas of dense fog. this is a live look at the schuylkill expressway.
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vai? >> thank you christine. we continue to follow breaking news in the point breeze section. police are investigating a home invasion there where a woman says she was choked by the intruder. monique braxton has been getting us new information at the scene all morning. monique, you just spoke to the victim's husband? >> reporter: that's right, vai. he's standing right here over my shoulder. he just arrived at the scene. since we last talked to you. let me show you what's going on now here at the house. police remain on guard here. they say detectives are en route. you can look at the house, the door is wide open. also to the left of that door, a window is wide open. now, the nighttime commander tells us not only does the victim say she was the victim of a house invasion but she tells them that she was choked by the man who came into her home someone she did not know. she was not taken to the hospital, though. she is at south detectives division. here's our brief conversation with her husband. any idea who would come to your house looking for money?
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>> no. >> reporter: and your wife is okay? >> yeah, she's okay. >> reporter: have you spoken to her since she's been with detectives? >> no. >> reporter: no? now, police tell us there is a language barrier, but they're trying their best to get more information from the victim. she tells them that nothing was taken from inside her house here. but she said about 4:00 a male asked for money, then grabbed her by the throat. she tells police the attacker is described as about 6 feet tall in his 20s to 30s. he she also tells police he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and red gloves. so right now police remain on guard at the scene. they're holding this home. they're not allowing a son or anyone who has arrived here to go inside. the husband tells us he's awaiting a ride to be reunited with his wife at south detectives. this is definitely an investigation we're going to stay on top of. live from point breeze monique
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braxton, nbc 10 news. today a judge is expected to sentence the woman convicted of abducting a 5-year-old girl from a philadelphia school holding her captive and sexually assaulting her numerous times. nbc 10's matt deluge contraiscia is live outside the justice center. the family has waited a long time for the sentencing. but even with the sentence this case is not entirely over. talk to us about it. >> reporter: right. the criminal case may give closure to this family but of course there's still the civil lawsuit pending against the school district of philadelphia for what happened in this case. but getting back to the criminal side of this the sentencing is scheduled for later on this morning. christina regusters has been sitting in a jail cell ever since that guilty verdict came down last year. and the district attorney's office is pushing for a life sentence with this case. she was convicted of charges including aggravated assault and kidnapping, among others. the former day-care worker took a 5-year-old girl from a cobbs
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creek elementary school in 2013. she walked into the school wearing muslim garb and claimed to be the girl's mother. well, prosecutors argued that she took the girl home blindfolded and stripped her, put her under a bed and sexually abused her in a brutal manner leaving her alone with only a t-shirt in a nearby playground. regusters' family and the victim's family have been very emotional. regusters herself had no reemotion after the verdict but a standard mental health evaluation was performed. and prosecutors throughout the entire case likened regusters to a monster. again, the maximum sentence here would be life in prison. that is what the district attorney's office is pushing for. but the sentencing has been delayed three times already. so we're hoping to see what will happen this morning, if that sentence does officially come down. we're going to stay on top of this. for now live at the criminal justice center matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> be the first to know when the sentence is handed down. download the nbc 10 news app for free and we'll send you a breaking news alert when we
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learn the decision. prosecutors say both men charged in the murder of philadelphia police officer robert wilson iii fired the shots that killed him. the court postponed the preliminary hearing originally scheduled for yesterday for carlton hipps and ramon williams. they're charged in the murder of officer wilson earlier this month. wilson died during a shootout at a gamestop store in north philadelphia. investigators say the brothers tried to rob the store and that's when a gun battle broke out. prosecutors tell us there's a lot of work to do before the case goes to court. >> obviously, a tremendous amount of information and evidence that we're sifting through, witnesses that we're talking to in-depth investigation into the background of these two individuals. >> people are talking about videos and medical evidence and all that which might be true but we won't know that until we get into a courtroom. >> yesterday's preliminary hearing is rescheduled for may 20th. now to the race for mayor in philadelphia. former state senator milton street can stay on the may 19th
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primary ballot thanks to a judge's ruling yesterday. there were questions about his eligibility to run because of claims that he has not lived in philadelphia for three years as required by law. street is one of six candidates vying for the democratic nomination. the others are lynn abraham, nelson diaz doug oliver jim kennie and anthony williams. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a foggy start this morning and we've got some showers in the area. the fog will be departing. right now the thickest fog is northeast philadelphia and into central new jersey. dense fog will be easing. then well be watching showers. already seeing them in delaware and south jersey and a chance of some thunderstorms this morning at the shore. later today, the rest of the area could see those storms. cold, yes. but nowhere near as cold as yesterday. 35 in doylestown. philadelphia is 39. and cape may with cloudy skies is 46.
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still some light fog at cape may. nowhere near as thick as it was when we went on the air at 4:00 this morning. those are raindrops falling in cape may. just very light rainfall. heavier showers are pushing offshore. those were thunderstorms. and more thunderstorms moving into virginia. that's the next line of showers that will be arriving by 10:00 this morning. the hour-by-hour forecast shows the wet weather in delaware and south jersey. and some raindrops in philadelphia. so don't forget your umbrella. we'll get some breaks in the rain this afternoon. 4:00 this afternoon and that's when we could see temperatures take off near 70 today. so the forecast is calling for a big warm-up. but occasional showers and thunderstorms with southerly winds gusting to 20 miles an hour this afternoon. don't get used to the warm. it gets cold starting tonight. i've got the seven-day forecast with the timing of the cooldown when i'm back in ten. 6:39. bill just said that the dense fog is easing up. and it is. but we also got a report from christine maddela. there's an accident route 100 i
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believe in pottstown. >> tell us about it christine. >> route 100 northbound at pottstown pike. penndot is moving this camera around. but you can see emergency crews at the scene taking out the right lane. so expect some delays there. also delayed on 95 southbound. this stretch here at giraud avenue as is common for this time of day. we are seeing dense fog in parts of our area. limited visibility as well as slick road conditions with the rain moving in as well is what drivers can expect. so that will slow some things down out there also. so taking a look at our drive times, 27 minutes, now all yellow lights. 27 minutes southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway. the schuylkill expressway also slowing down as is 422 in montgomery county. if you are flying today or picking up someone from the airport, be aware the airport is reporting major delays. i just checked on a feet. more than an 80-minute delay due to weather conditions. there are now new questions about what brought down the germanwings plane. this comes after reports that one of the pilots was locked out
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of the cockpit just before the crash. more on that next. and another college fraternity suspended. this time on rutgers campus.
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at 6:43 on this thursday a dark and foggy morning out there as we take a live look over the ben franklin bridge. temperatures will rise today close to 70 degrees. and then we are expecting some showers and possibly thunderstorms later on today. this morning we are learning more about that deadly plane crash in the french alps that killed all 150 people on board. an investigator confirms one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit shortly before the plane crashed.
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three americans are among those crash victims. one graduated from drexel in 2013, emily selke is her name. she was a music industry major and vice president of the gamma sigma sigma national service sorority. emily's mother also died in the crash. we spoke with one of emily's friends. >> she wanted the best for everybody and she made everybody feel important. i think that's why everybody loved her because she made you feel important and that's hard to find in people these days. >> emily and her mom are from virginia. yvonne was a u.s. contractor. happening today students in bucks county will help celebrate their new school at a groundbreaking ceremony that will take place in croydon in the bristol township school district at the site of the former mary divine elementary school. this is part of the district's elementary school overhaul plan which includes nine school closings and students coming together in different buildings. the fraternity at rutgers university is in trouble over an incident involving underage drinking.
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sigma phi epsilon national headquarters suspended the rutgers chapter. a 20-year-old member was taken to a hospital back in november because he was in an intoxicated state after drinking at the fraternity house. rutgers says six fraternities and one sorority are under review for alcohol violations. now to news from our jersey shore bureau a major beach replenishment project is in the works for a popular stretch of the jersey shore, but some say the timing couldn't be worse. the work in ship bottom on long beach island is scheduled to start in late april and expected to last 35 days. the u.s. army corps of engineers says no more than two to three blocks of beach in ship bottom will be closed at one time but some residents and business owners on lpi are concerned that the construction could extend beyond the busy memorial day weekend. >> if you're going to rent an oceanfront house and you have that in front of you, i don't think you're going to rent an oceanfront house or you'll want your money back if you did. >> the project manager tells nbc
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10 that dredges needed for the work were not available earlier this year. he says the project is so large that there's no way to avoid the summer season. a controversy over young illegal immigrants has some people claiming that kids are being illegally imprisoned in burks county. now, the issue centers on the burks county residential center in bern township. it's being used to house illegal immigrants while they await decisions about their future in the country. an immigration attorney has written to kathleen kane about it. >> look into this matter investigate why the department of human services continually issues a license to a facility that is clearly operating illegally in the imprisonment of children. >> kane's office says it's reviewing the allegations. mark scott says the facility meets federal standards. a new report finds the fbi has made strides in fighting terror but still needs to improve its ability to gather
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intelligence on global threats. this review ordered by congress finds that since the 9/11 attacks, the fbi is doing a better job of sharing information with other law enforcement agencies, but it says there is still room for improvement in collecting and analyzing intelligence, especially now dealing with threats from isis. today in washington a house subcommittee will hold a hearing on the tsa's pre-check program. some lawmakers are questioning the future of that program that lets trusted flyers breeze through airport security. they say some recent incidents including one in which someone who served prison time for a felony to go through the expedited security lane. a little girl from maine had trouble making some friends. so she asked president obama to help her out. now she's going to the white house on the trip of a lifetime. 8-year-old katie osmer wrote the president a letter asking for his advice on how to make friends. not only did she get a reply from president obama she also got an invitation to the white house easter egg roll.
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how good is that? a staff member says she may even get the chance to meet the obamas and perhaps get a personal tour. >> i figured that he must have to make friends with people he's working with. >> she's much happier. she started to be more outgoing. the fact she's joining clubs is really amazing. >> see, that's using reason and deduction right there. since writing the letter, katie's mom says she has made two best friends. and joined three new clubs which is something she says she wouldn't have been able to do without this newfound confidence. way to go katie. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> watching clouds move through the area. some areas are seeing thick fog. not really happening in the city. no rain here either. that's the view from the mellon bank building. temperatures much warmer this morning. still on the chilly side. you still need a jacket but don't forget the umbrella too. we'll see rain moving into the
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pocono mountains. along the banks of the delaware that's some fog in the poconos. that's not the only spot seeing fog. light fog for allentown and quakertown. it's a little thicker in blue bell but it's been improving. northeast philadelphia seeing improvement. dense fog for trenton and mount holly. and it was very thick to start with in cape may, wildwood. but now close to two-mile visibility there. fog is not the issue in delaware, but rain is. the rain has not reached into philadelphia just yet. but showers in south jersey and delaware those heavier downpours just moving offshore. that was a thunderstorm that rolled through northeast maryland. there's a chance we'll see more storms during the day today. the best chance of those would be at the shore. then this evening, this line of wet weather will give the rest of the area a chance for some thunderstorms. but before those storms move in the temperatures will be peaking in the upper 60s to near 70. that's 5:00 this afternoon. then that line of showers and potentially some thunderstorms by 7:00 this evening. that will drop temperatures
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north and west for reading and allentown from the 60s into the 40s by 9:00. and then the same thing happened in philadelphia. those storms moved through, the temperatures are down to 51 degrees by tomorrow morning. and tomorrow morning, it goes even colder. that's when we could see some snowflakes mixing in with some raindrops. and temperatures will be above freezing. don't expect to see accumulation, but there's a chance of a wintry mix tomorrow. tomorrow morning. for today, though not happening. not with these temperatures. 60s to near 70. showers and then thunderstorms a possibility during the day at the shore. and enthis the rest of the area this evening. showers still in the area on friday. definitely chillier on friday. but the colder weather will wait for the weekend. saturday, 40. down to 2 did he8 on sunday. there is a slight chance of a shower on saturday. it will be light if we do get it. then sunshine bright on sunday. that starts the warming process that has us into the 50s monday, tuesday and wednesday. >> that fog can certainly cause
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problems out there for drivers. >> yeah we asked christine what was going on. she did a charade. i guess that's rain and this is fog. she's very good at charades. christine, what else you go the? >> yeah we are seeing a mixed bag of conditions out there. wet roads in parts of our area. bill henley talked about in jersey, they're getting rain along route 9. we've got slippery patches in parts of our viewing area. we also have some of that dense fog. look at interstate 295. you can barely see these cars. traffic moving along okay but watch out for limited visibility along route 168 and the normal delays like here on i-95. this is southbound at giraud avenue. this is the normal volume that we start to see really stack up for the morning commute. and taking a look at our drive times, that's reflected in the drive times. 30 minutes southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway. the schuylkill expressway also slowing down as is 422 eastbound. that stretch approaching the schuylkill expressway. and here's an update from the
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philadelphia international airport due to the weather, the faa is reporting an average delay of 82 minutes. so check your flight status with the airline or if you're flying out or picking someone up. >> reporter: i'm monique braxton live in point breeze where police are investigating a home invasion as well as an attack here on south chadwick street. we'll tell you what the husband of the victim has to say as well as the next step in the investigation after the break. >> reporter: i'm matt delucia live in center city. sentencing today for christina regusters, the woman convicted of kidnapping a girl from an elementary school and then raping her. what prosecutors want to see happen to this woman. that's after the break.
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>> reporter: i'm monique braxton live in point breeze where philadelphia police tell us this is the scene of a home invasion as well as a strong-arm robbery. and moments ago the victim's son and husband arrived here at the south chadwick street home. the victim told us or told police that someone came into her home she did not know him. he was asking for money. we asked the husband about that. the husband said he doesn't know who would come here asking for money. but police say this intruder got inside. they tell us also the door is wide open. the window is open. so sheer not sure how the person got inside. the police commander on duty tells us that the victim was choked by the attacker. she describes as 6 feet tall in his 20s and 30s wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and red gloves. we understand from police detectives are now en route under the light of day. they hope to gain some insight into this investigation. live for now from point breeze monique braxton, nbc 10 news.
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>> reporter: i'm matt delucia live outside the criminal justice center with a woman convicted of kidnapping a girl from school and later raping her is scheduled for sentencing. regusters could face life in prison. that is the sentence prosecutors have been pushing for. she was convicted last year of taking a 5-year-old girl from a cobbs creek neighborhood elementary school and bringing her to a home where prosecutors say regusters brutally raped her. prosecutors have called regusters nothing short of a monster during all of this. sentencing has been delayed three times already. the family is hoping for closure here. we'll let you know what happens. live in center city matt delucia, nbc 10 news. at 6:57 we are seeing some fog and of course the normal delays. taking a live look at 422 in montgomery county, light fog there. things are stacking up east eastbound. and look at 95. this is on the southbound side at giraud avenue. it is just a slow go out there. and the weather conditions are
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not helping. take a look at this. this is interstate 295 at route 168. and they are just socked in there. and so take your time. you will see some folks going a little bit slower due to the limited visibility. but there's also some wet roads in our area. that could contribute to slick conditions. it's really a mixed bag depending on what part of our viewing area you are in. but that fog is worsening in some parts of the area. so take a look at your drive times. 95 southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway will take you a half hour. expressway 20 minutes from the blue route to the vine. 422, 17 minutes from route 29 to the schuylkill. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it is foggy in cape may. not as thick as earlier but still an issue. yes, the streets are damp. beach avenue getting some rain. the first rain showers of the day are moving up from the south. you see some light fog over the ben franklin bridge. the rest of the area is going to see the fog disappear. but the worst of it is in
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wrightstown right now. it just dropped down to zero visibility there. quarter mile in mount holly. trenton down to a quarter mile. at the shore, it continues to improve now, two-mile visibility in atlantic city. but as the visibility is improving, the rain is falling. light rain showers across the shore and into southern delaware. just some light rain in the atlantic city area. we will see those raindrops falling in philadelphia. but the temperatures, they'll be climbing. we're at 40 degrees right now. grab an umbrella and a pretty good jacket so begin with. look at this afternoon. breezy and 67 degrees. you'll be able to ditch the jacket but not the umbrella. >> i like it. thank you, bill. the "today" show is next. local updates coming up in 25 minutes. >> get the latest information on the nbc 10 news app or our website. have a good one. . good morning. locked out. a stunning new report that one
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