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nbc 10 news starts now. under arrest. this is the van philadelphia police say shot an officer in the leg during a robbery and he's no stranger to the legal system. plus this -- not philadelphia's best moment. some flyers fans took the playoff defeat personally and actually interfered with the game. cooler today but still abovç average. temperatures in the 50s right now which is about ten degrees above normal for this time of year. 4:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley to get started. with his first alert neighborhood weather forecast. this allows us to zoom in on the
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conditions neighborhood by neighborhood. >> yes. it gives you a chance to check out the seven day for yourself. it's always scrolling at the bottom of the screen. we've broken the area down into six different regions. the seven day for each one is at the bottom the screen. for today, we're starting off in the 50s, 56 degrees in philadelphia. high clouds are moving through the area. 56 at 6:00 and then into the 60s. a pretty quick warmup, in spite of winds that may be stronger. we'll feel the winds blowing for the lehigh valley, too. skies are clear right now. sunshine will be bright and the temperature 68 degrees by 10:00 this afternoon. in fact, the entire area will see a nice warmup today, not as warm as yesterday when we reached into the 80s. 70 this afternoon for the lehigh valley, middle 70s for delaware and 75 for philadelphia. there's your seven day at the bottom of the screen. a closer look at the winds i'm expecting today when i'm back in
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ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching the first alert traffic. >> we're watching the vine street expressway. we're close for construction around broad street. as you can see, all cars are moving off the broad street exit. you can see flashing flights up ahead. that's a police officer in place blocking off the westbound lanes. this is headed westbound. the eastbound lanes are closed also. that should be active at least until about 5:00 this morning. hopefully they stay on time. we'll keep you updated here in out in hammonton, new jersey, an accident with property damage is an active scene on the atlantic city expressway eastbound. right around exit 28, route 54. they have active work crews here as well. use caution when traveling through. the man accused of shooting philadelphia police officer james mccollough is under arrest. he's expected to be arraigned later this morning. nbc 10's katy zachry is live outside philadelphia police headquarters. katy, we're learnino lore about the suspect's long police rap
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sheet. >> scott griffin, he does have a long rap sheet. he's been held at police headquarters in center city philadelphia. we are told he should be formally charged with a number of charges in just a few hours from now. this is a picture of scott griffin. he has 14 prior arrests according to court records for things like drugs, weapons and theft. this is philadelphia police yesterday afternoon arresting him after an hour's long manhunt in the shooting of officer james mccollough sunday night pep interrupted a carjacking with griffin and another suspect when mccollough was shot in the leg. griffin had been in jail less than a week ago but was let go off a judge cited lack of evidence because several witnesses did not show up to testify. now, yesterday evening officer mccollough was released from the hospital and at this hour, he is home recovering with family. he is 24 years old. he's engamed to be married.
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we're told he has a young daughter and he's been on the philadelphia police force for the last two years. coming up in the next 25 minutes you'll hear from some of his closest friends about what they thought when they first heard that he was shot by a suspect. reporting live outside police headquarters, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> four minutes past 4:00. 55 degrees outside. decision 2016. in just less than two hours, delegates in new york will be up for grabs. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in the digital operations center. according to the polls, there are two clear cut favorites in the new york primary. tell us more. >> both hillary clinton and donald trump are sitting way ahead of the pack in new york. donald trump says he will win his home state and go on to win the republican nomination. that's what he told a crowd of more than 11,000 supporters in buffalo last night. right now, trump has a double digit lead in the polls in new york. john kasich hit the campaign trail in syracuse and schenectady.
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the ohio governor picked up the endorsement from someone with one of the most iconic names in politics. theodore roosevelt iv, the great grandson ofç theodore roosevel endorsed kasich yesterday. cruz will hold a watch party in philadelphia as he waits for the results from new york to come in. cruz is polling third in the state. donald trump has hit a new high in a republican national poll, according to nbc news and "the wall street journal." trump now has 40% backing from gop primary voters. cruz is at 35% and kasich has 24% of the vote. now to the democrats, hillary clinton, the strong favorite in today's contest, polls have clinton ahead of bernie sanders in new york by a large margin. she tried to secure last-minute votes in new york city yesterday. clinton is focusing on pennsylvania this week as well. she is expected to visit philadelphia tomorrow. meantime, bernie sanders spoke
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to a crowd of about 8,000 people on long island yesterday. sanders talked about his brooklyn roots and said his campaign is making the establishment very nervous. in national polls, the gap is narrowing between the democrats. a recent nbc/"wall street journal" poll has clinton in the lead over sanders by just two points. clinton with 50%, sanders with 48%. now, the pennsylvania and delaware primaries are one week away, april 26th. and new jersey voters will head to the polls on june 7th. this morning, the polls open in new york at 6:00. live in the digital operations center, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. the quest for the cup brought out the worst in some flyers fans. show some class. that was the flyers public address announcer scolding philadelphia fans. this hit caused frustration to boil over on and off the ice.
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fans tossed the free wristbands they received at the start of the game. right win wayne simmons even asked the fans to settle down. we want to hear what you think about the ending of last night's game. follow us on twitter. our addresses are right there on the screen. tweet us what you think and we'll tweet you back. because of last night's loss, the flyers face an uphill battle afterç dropping their third straight cap against the washington capitals. caps scored 5. washington now has a 3-0 lead in the series. they play again tomorrow night. >> with determination efficient, the philadelphia flyers became a reality. >> before the game, the flyers honored the team's founder and chairman, ed snider. snider died last week. last night, fans saw a tribute to the fan who brought the flyers to philadelphia.
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>> it's amazing, just you feel the energy from everybody. the lights in there, everyone wants to be here for that. >> fans are invited to the wells fargo center on thursday afternoon to celebrate the life of ed snider, the tribute starts at 1:00. let's switch gears now, talk again about tomorrow night's game. the flyers faithful can pick up free gear. a live look at 30th street station where the flyers fun patrol will give away t-shirts at noon. organizers will hand away other freebies. one lucky fan will walk away with tickets to tomorrow night's game against the caps. now, your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> we're getting a milder start this morning. it's not going to be as big of a warmup today. you'll see it reflected in the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. 56 degrees in philadelphia. delaware has dropped down into the 40s, 50s for the pennsylvania suburbs.
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at this hour yesterday, south jersey had dropped down into the 30s but it's not as cold this morning. mostly in the 50s. there are a couple spots in the 40s. vineland is 48 degrees right now and 46 degrees in millville, while cinnaminson is 56 degrees at this hour. milder start and we will see sunshine today. but the wind, which wasn't too strong yesterday will be increasing today. those are northwesterly winds. we'll see 15 mile-an-hour winds in philadelphia. the gusts could go as high as 30 miles an hour this afternoon. that's going to limit our warmup today. here's how it will go, neighborhood by neighborhood, south philly, 75 degrees this afternoon. in the pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville warms to 70 this afternoon and easton in the lehigh valley, 71 degrees today. for south jersey, haddonfield, we'll start in the 40s and warm up to 75 degrees. you will see bright sunshine in glassboro. at times, a few high clouds will
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be blowing through. it will be completely dry through the day. at the jersey shore, the winds are no longer coming off the ocean. it will be a warmer day today than yesterday. wildwood, 73 after a morning low temperature of 51. and atlantic city will hit 70 degrees this afternoon. wilmington, dover, dewey beach, all into the 70s. you'll feel those winds. they'll be strongest during the afternoon hours. what you won't see any rain-producing clouds. we are still completely in the clear for philadelphia and wilmington and that doesn't change until the very end of the week. you may have seen that on the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. warming up, again, after a little bit of a cooldown over the next five days. today, 75 degrees, insteed, above normal. in delaware, same story, middle 70s this afternoon, bright sunshine, the temperatures dip tomorrow and warming right back up at the end of the week. there is your chance of showers into friday. closer look at that wet weather when i come back with the exclusive ten-day outlook.
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tracy? >> thanks for that. 11 minutes past 4:00. let's check your ride to work. especially if it includes the vine street expressway. >> the vine street expressway closed to traffic east and westbound in between broad street where our cameras are focused at this point and the schuylkill expressway. if you can see flashing lights here, these vehicles here are getting off of the broad street exit because we have all lanes blocked off headed westbound and eastbound, you can see no cars coming through the area right now. this should be active until about 5:00 this morning. we'll keep you updated. as soon as they lift the closures there. in hammonton, the atlantic city expressway eastbound, exit 28 at route 54, watch for crew lingering in the area. here is the 42 freeway around creek road over in runnemede, new jersey.ç no delays or backups. mass transit doing just fine and
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i'll have more updates when i'm back in ten. tracy? on a collision course. this morning, new information about the deadly amtrak crash and derailment in chester. hear what we're learning about the maintenance crew, the train and who had clearance to be on that track at the time. also getting a lesson in disappointment, hear why thousands of college applicants went from elation to shock after opening the mail.
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it's 4:14. a new report answers some questions about this month's deadly amtrak derailment in delaware county. federal crash investigators say a backhoe was authorized to be on the tracks when that collision happened. the ntsb said the track the backhoe was operating on was
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shut down for maintenance periodically over a four-day period. experts point to communication failure as possible reasons for the crash. police are investigating a crash that killed a crossing guard in mercer county. skyforce 10 was over the scene in trenton yesterday. the crossing guard was crossing route 129 at lalor street when he was hit and killed. the victim has not been identified. 4:15. and 55 degrees outside. philadelphia international airport is hiring. later this morning, there will be a job fair on temple's campus. more than 30 businesses from the airport will be there looking to hire hundreds of people. some of the positions include customer service representatives, bookkeepers and cashi cashiers. the job fair runs from 10:00 to 3:00. more u.s. troops and equipment are going to iraq to fight isis. ash carter made a surprise visit to baghdad yesterday. he told "nightly news" anchor lester holt, the u.s. will send 200 more troops to act as sad
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viesers. carter says this will not become an american ground war. >> americans are at risk today, every single day here. as secretary of defense, i take that more seriously than anything else. >> the pentagon says isis territory has alreadyç been shrunk by 40%, in part thanks to u.s. bombing missions. administrators at a new york university have apologized after mistaken willing sending out more than 5,000 acceptance letters to prospective students. those students believe they got into the state university of new york at buffalo. university sent out an e-mail acknowledging the mistake within about four hours. the students are still being considered for admission. this morning, houston is in the middle of a flood emergency with more rain expected today.
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at least five people have been killed in the flooding. major highways are under water and so far, crews have pulled more than -- pulled off more than 900 rescues after people got trapped. >> we weren't expecting it. if we were to expect it, we'll get out of here. >> forecasters say nearly two feet of rain has fallen in houston. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> amazing pictures and part of that is going to be here later this week. but not today. today, not so hot. yesterday we were in the 80s. today we'll stay cooler. the temperatures are coming down because the wind will be steadier and out of the northwest. there's that 82 yesterday. today will be in the 70s. tomorrow even chillier, the though the winds will finally die down. the pollen is still running high. they've been suffering from allergies, you'll really feel it, especially today and tomorrow. it starts to come down. it will be in the moderate to
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high zone later tomorrow. and changing temperatures, even though it will be cooler this afternoon, we are warmer this morning, 50s for atlantic city, vineland 44, mt. holly, 13 degrees warmer compared to yesterday at this time. a milder morning. you may not need that big jacket. the temperatures will be climbing today. 70s for today and cooler tomorrow. that's for philadelphia. the pennsylvania suburbs, 65 tomorrow afternoon. after a high temperature of 72 degrees. chillier tomorrow, too, that 42 first thing in the morning. satellite and radar shows we are in the clear but the system that brought all thatç drenching ra to houston has finally moved on. it's now affecting the midwest and this is what's going to be marching toward us come, not the weekend but into the very end of the week. the futurecast shows you clouds staying to the west over the next 24 hours. first thing tomorrow morning, rain in the st. louis area.
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that's on the move. the showers will take a couple more days to move into our area. first thing thursday morning, the rain is in parts of michigan and indiana. finally pulling our way by friday. so late thursday it will be in western pennsylvania. you don't have to worry about it for now. ten-day outlook keeps temperatures mild in spite of the wind. cooler tomorrow and then we're warming right back up for thursday. there comes that chance of some showers on friday. not expecting the drenching rain that houston saw. turning partly sunny on saturday, might have an early shower on saturday and then we'll be clearing out. sunday back into the 70s. a bill cooler monday. 62 degrees is the high temperature. there's a chance of showers tuesday and wednesday. by thursday afternoon, 60 degrees. the seven-day forecast anytime you want at the bottom of the screen. at least once a half hour, a look ahead, even beyond that, for the ten-day outlook. tracy? >> love it, bill, thanks. more than 500 people entered to win the blue cross broad
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street run bibs and run with our nbc 10 ten. here are the three winners, rebekar espiritu, jessica esswein, and marc buggham. our team, keith jones, jessica boyington, scott harris and dan stan from our digital team. used yesterday's warm and sunny conditions to practice along kelly drive. jessica, i saw your tweet. boy, i love being videotaped when it's hot and i'm sweaty and we're running outside. >> i was afraid of what that video was going to look like. i didn't see any of that yet. yes, we had to practice a little bit yesterday. it was a fun time. i only had about two week's notice before starting this run. just want to warn everyone. >> i want to warn everyone. somebody had to represent the morning show.
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right now we are looking at the vine street expressway around broad street. no problems in terms of big backups. we are diverting traffic off the broad street exit because of the ongoing construction. we are dealing with that ongoing construction, it will be there until about 5:00 this morning. we'll keep you updated if they're later on and behind schedule. downed wires out in new jersey on route 50. this is southbound, south of the atlantic city expressway. the right shoulder is getting by. you'll be fine taking that. 4:21. stay off the tracks. that's the message from septa officials. next, hear why the transit agency is warning people to watch where they walk, especially this time of year. also from college student to prisoner? ahead in our next half hour, find out why this new jersey student faces jail time and tens of thousands of dollars in fines for twitter posts. to social security benefits.
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that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for,
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we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. 4:24. good morning, cape may. here's a live look at beach avenue where it's 54 degrees right now. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley returns with a look at conditions in your neighborhood, just ahead. happening today, the city of philadelphia, septa and penndot want riders and drivers to give input on roosevelt boulevard. the city is kicking off a program to make roosevelt boulevard safer and more accessible for everyone. there will be a public forum at the lenfest center on 10th street. check your bill if you're an atlantic city electric customer. you may be getting money back. customers will see a credit of $113. the company says it's the result of a merger last month between
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exelon and pepco holdings, the parent company of atlantic city electric. tracks are for trains, not photo shoots. septa officials say the warmer weather often brings amateur and professional photographers to the train tracks for that perfect picture. but shooting video or taking selfies on septa's train tracks can be dangerous because a train can come on the track at any they say a picture is not worth the risk. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> getting a warmer start this morning at 4:25. 55 degrees. a live view from center city. we will see sunshine today. as you enjoy the 82 degrees yesterday afternoon. it won't be quite so warm today. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back. jessica boyington is following your first alert traffic. jessie? >> we're watching camden, new jersey right now. not a car in sight around route 38. we're quiet right now.
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a lot of our majors look like this. we'll have updates on the vine street expressway when i come back. >> stolen valor, a berks county man is accused of posing as a member the marine corps. next at 4:30, find out how he himself ended up tipping off prosecutors.
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nbc 10 news starts now. this is the man philadelphia police say shot an officer late sunday night. he's now under arrest and police tell us he just had gotten out of jail a few days ago. deposition part two for camille cosby. today the comedian's wife will
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be questioned under oath in boston. also, another day in court for atlantic city. the new jersey state education department is suing the cash-strapped city over millions of dollar. just before 4:30. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. welcome to tuesday. meteorologist bill henley is tracking the conditions where you live in our new neighborhood weather. bill? >> we're giving you a detailed look at the weather where you live, work and play. at the bottom of the screen within that's your seven-day forecast, one for each part of our area. look at it any time i'm on the air. we're getting a warmer start this morning. 56 degrees in philadelphia, south jersey, 44. was in the 30s yesterday. look at the lehigh valley at 48 degrees. delaware, nice and clear and 49 degrees to start with. with some sunshine, just a few pretty good warmup as the day goes on. we'll be at 56 degrees through 6:00 and then by 9:00, look at
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that, 65 degrees. but it's after the 9:00 hour that the winds will really start to increase and that will have us not quite as hot this afternoon. means temperatures in the 70s today instead of the low 80s. lehigh valley, 70 this afternoon. the delaware residents will be able to see the temperatures climb up to 74. south jersey stays cool yesterday. and cooler at the shore. but actually it will be warmer today with the northwesterly wind. philadelphia 74 degrees this afternoon. the winds will be increasing during the day. we will see even cooler temperatures than this. you may have noticed it on the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. i'll go into that neighborhood by neighborhood, your hour by hour forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. jessie? >> that's right, bill. we're watching new jersey for downed wires that are blocking route 50 headed southbound just south of the atlantic city expressway. all lanes are closed at this time but the right shoulder is getting by.

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