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morning before i come to work, i can get a sense of what it will be like. it was a little bit cooler today. let's get to meteorologist bill henley and the neighborhood forecast. we can tell you what it feels like in every neighborhood. >> good idea to grab a jacket because it is chillier. there's the seven-day forecast for each part of our area at the bottom of your screen. we're in the 40s for the lehigh valley, the suburbs and delaware and look at south jersey, 42 degrees right now. we're w567ing as temperatures cool down for some 30s. 44 in clayton, turnersville is 46 degrees. ocean county, 39 degrees while it's in the upper 40s for florence and cinnaminson. cooler at 43 degrees. clear skies, light wind. these numbers are still dropping. you see the skies are starting to brighten in the pennsylvania suburbs. we will see bright sunshine today. 47 degrees in yardley. that's at 8:00 this morning. by 11:00, 56 degrees and climbing. in fact, a really nice warmup
today, though not as warm as yesterday. yesterday's high in philadelphia was 78 degrees. 70 this afternoon. close to 70 for the suburbs and the lehigh valley and delaware, right up to 70 degrees. and the south jersey temperatures will warm considerably into the upper 70s this afternoon. the exception will be the shore at 59 degrees. you can see wet weather in our future. take a closer look at that. as well as warmer temperatures, too, when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> that's right, bill, we're watching 422 right now. neither of our cameras that are live around route 29. no problems in either direction east or westbound. i put up an eastbound drive time. that's normally where we see a delay. eastbound from 29 at this point to the schuylkill expressway, still an eight-minute trip and speeds are into the 60s. skill out in delco, that earlier house fire under control now but we are still dealing with some residual delays and closures because of that.
foulk road is closed between naamans creek road and zebley road. follow the local detours. there's not a lot of backups right now. also watching construction on the delaware memorial bridge. emergency construction there. only the right lane is open. expect some delays, especially into the morning rush hour. vai and tracy. >> all right, thank you, jessica. we continue to follow breaking news in delaware county. this is a live look where crews are still working to put out hot spots. this is foulk road and garnet valley. foulk road will remain closed between naamans creek road and zebley road during the morning rush hour. this just in, a judge this morning a couple hours ago arraigned the man accused of shooting a'officer on sunday night. 23-year-old scott griffin faces charges including the attempted
murder of a police officer. the judge ordered him held without bail. griffin is accused of shooting officer james mccollough when he interrupted a carjacking that griffin and another man allegedly carried out. officer mccollough is now recovering. and now to decision 2016. donald trump and hillary clinton take new york. on the democratic side, hillary clinton, new york's former senator won 58% of the vote for the republicans. donald trump was the victor. he won 60% of the vote in his home state. now the focus is here in our area. primaries next week in pennsylvania and delaware and the new jersey primary follows on june 7th. the candidates will be headed to the tri-state area in an effort to win over voters. hillary clinton will be making several stops in philadelphia this morning as part of her effort to sway pennsylvania voters. >> nbc 10's katy zachry is live this morning at north philadelphia. tell us about the agenda today. >> that's right. two spots in the philadelphia
area, this afternoon she'll be at this church behind me meeting with supporters. later in the evening she'll stop by a popular music venue for an evening rally there. the former new york senator won her home state last night and was here at st. paul's baptist church here at philadelphia followed by the fillmore tonight for rallies in both of those venues. republican front-runner donald trump also claimed victory in new york. he's making a stop at the delaware state fairgrounds on friday ahead of tuesday's primaries in delaware and pennsylvania. and hide did you creidi cruz is her husband today. she has a packed day with a number of meet and greets in the state. afterwards ted cruz spoke from the national constitution center. >> and we can learn a greatç dl about a path forward by focusing on the passionate disputes and
disagreements among our founding fathers. >> reporter: in terms of other candidates stumping in our area, bernie sanders will be in pennsylvania tomorrow with rallies and scheduled events in reading and scranton and john kasich, we've learned, will be in delaware county, specifically media at a prfree event on thursday. 5:35 and the flyers quest for the cup could end tonight unless they get a win. >> they trail the capitals three games to none. coach dave hextall says he won't commit to a goalie until game time. claude giroux says he's confident they can turn things around. >> after we win game four we'll be able to get momentum and go from there. >> the flyers will be without pierre edward bellmawr for game four.
he was suspended for this hit on orlov. some flyers fans threw bracelets on to the ice. officials penalized the flyers and ed snider's daughter tweeted that her dad would have called it a disgrace. the flyers released a statement that read in part, a number of individuals behave had in an unacceptable manner when d displeasure is expressed in a way that embarrasses or endangers others, it cannot be condoned or tolerated. if you don't happen to have tickets to the game, you can join with other fans at the official game watch party at xfinity live. they'll be showing the game on their 32-foot screen. that's tonight. later today, pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is scheduled to appear in court in her grand jury leak case. kane wants a judge to look at whether prosecutors leaked fbi recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper.
her lawyers say that only three parties had the fbi phone recordings of her political consultant, federal and state prosecutors and kane's legal team. her court filings identify montgomery county prosecutors as the likely culprit of last month's leak to the newspaper. montgomery county district attorney kevin steele calls that claim meritless. now to the latest on the crisis in atlantic city. the financially struggling shore town is suing the state for more than $33 million. ac says it was prommed that money but never got it. the funds would come from an atlantic city rescue package that's been stalled in the state legislature. the lawsuit came just hours after they brought itself up to date with atlantic city schools. supporters and opponents of a proposed tax on sugary drinks in philadelphia are letting city council know how they feel. >> there's a rowdy public hearing last night. take a look.
city council held a public hearing on mayor jim kenney's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget and the so-called soda tax took center stage. mayor kenneyç proposed taxing distributors 3 cents per ounce on sugary drinks to raise money for initiatives like universal free-k a-- pre-k and community centers. >> this would help lift an entire generation out of poverty. >> 3 cents per ounce tax is going to mean the destruction of all the corner stores and the small business of the city. >> two more city council budget hearings are scheduled for next month. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> beautiful day ahead today. your neighborhood forecast is calling for brilliant sunshine across the board. a little bit cooler at the shore. but philadelphia will see that
sunshine and eye nice warmup. the allergies many people have been suffering from, those are still with us and they'll remain high, especially the next couple days. wednesday and thursday, friday, got some rain ahead. the allergies will start high. that rain in the afternoon will likely bring them down briefly. they're back into the high zone come saturday. sunshine today and a nice warmup but at this hour, the temperatures have cooled. low 40s for south jersey. lehigh valley is in the 40s. 50 degrees at philadelphia international. look at somerton, 38 degrees. while it's in the low 40s for chestnut hill and center city, low 50s. society hill reporting 51 degrees to start with. we will see brilliant sunshine. even though there will be a light northerly wind which tends to cool things down at the ocean and easterly wind develops this afternoon. that will keep the shore chillier. here's your be inhood by be inhood forecast.
chestnut hill, near 70 this afternoon. south philadelphia, warming to 70 degrees. to the south, delaware, south jersey, a big warmup, too. near 70 for trenton today. glassboro, 70 degrees. dover at 70 but the shore, there you can see the sea breeze keeping things cooler for wildwood and atlantic city. linwood up to 64 degrees. today, sunshine. tomorrow, we'll be watching clouds move in. the satellite and radar completely clear for our area today. but that changes tomorrow, along with the wind, that will shift and that will bring us warmer temperatures. that's in spite of the clouds that will take over. lots of sunshine today. definitely need your sunglasses. tomorrow the clouds will be increasing. the temperature up 7 in philadelphia compared to today. upper 60s at the shore and here comes a chance of showers. the best chance of showers during the afternoon and evening hours in philadelphia and at the jersey shore. some of the showers could continue into early on saturday
but then quickly clearing out for the weekend. 70s in philadelphia at the shore, just a little bit cooler. that's the next five-day. you may have noticed the seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. when i come back, more wet weather chances on our ten-day outlook. >> i love how you can see everything. >> middle of the workweek. >> let's check the vine street expressway. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is doing that for you this morning. >> we're watching the vine because we have a disabled vehicle here. we just had somebody onç scene trying to help this guy out of the way. they just pulled away. it is over into the right-hand shoulder headed westbound towards the schuylkill. that's where we typically jam up first. traffic still moving along nicely. it's a small shoulder right there. headed westbound towards the schuylkill expressway. no delays or backups. at least the vine street expressway is back open. watch for this disabled on the westbound side.
eastbound lanes doing okay. it's 52 degrees right now. a new bill could give you certain rights whether you're flying within the u.s. or abroad. we'll tell you what the senate just passed that could let you get money back from the airlines. plus, get ready to see a lot of those donkeys around philadelphia this summer. we'll tell you the story hen them ahead of this year's democratic national convention.
many mercer county, hundreds of people came out to remember a school superintendent who was hit and killed while he was out for a jog. pamela osborne is in robbinsville. what's happening with the schools there today? >> school will be closed for today. but there will be grief counselors available for anyone who needs them. heartbreak is probably the best way to describe how people are feeling. dr. steven mayer was well known and he was very loved. we saw that last night at a vigil where more than 500 people gathered together at foxmore community park. they went with flowers, candle and grief. a huge crowd pulling together hours after learning of dr dr. mayer's death. he laced up his shoes yesterday morning and left his house for a
run. he and his dog were less than a mile away from robbinsville high school when dr. mayor, the superintendent for the district, was struck and killed by a 17-year-old student on her way to class for a trip. she stopped right away but it was too late for dr. mayer and his dog. both were killed. >> he made a very big impact since he's been here. everybody loved him. we're all going to miss him. >> i'm speechless. i couldn't believe something so tragic would happen to such a great guy. he did so much for the school district. he wanted nothing but the best for the kids. just actually hearing something like that, i couldn't believe it. i still can't believe it. >> reporter: and dr. mayory's wife is a fourth grade teacher in the district. their oldest son, they have three children, a junior here at robbinsville high school. again, classes canceled today as people are allowed time to grieve and mourn this loss. reporting live in robbinsville,
new jersey, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pamela, thank you. this is a different case, philadelphia police and a grieving family are calling for a hit and run driver to come forward. >> that accident killed 27-year-old jamal morris early saturday morning. right now police say they have no evidence that was left at the scene or reliable witnesses. his mother says the driver needs to do the right thing. >> jamal loved life. he loved church. he loved sports. he was a sunday school teacher. he did football with the kids. >> the drexel grad died monday from severe head trauma. families who lost loved ones in the sandy hook elementary school massacre in newtown, connecticut, can move forward in their lawsuit against the gunmaker of the rifle used in the attack. the families of nine people killed in the 2012 deadly shooting and a teacher who survived the attack are taking remington arms to court. a judge ruled the families have
the right to argue that semiautomatic rifles are a military weapon and should not be sold to civilians. yesterday, the judge set a trial date for april of 2018.ç gun companies have argued federal law protects them from liability if a firearm is used in a crime. remington has until friday to respond to the judge's ruling. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> heading out right now, our skies are clear. look at this beautiful view from center city. we will see sunshine today. we need it, too. it's cool this morning. some of the suburbs dropping down into the 30s. chilly neighborhoods but with sun coming up at 6:15, we are all in for sunshine today and brilliant sunshine. you'll need the sunglasses. not a cloud to be found today which means another cool night tonight. the temperatures will drop a bit lower tomorrow morning. that's the seven-day forecast. on the bottom of the screen, you can see we're in for a warming
trend over the next couple i of days. macungie at 38. white hall 39, kutztown at 43 degrees. that's to start with. during the day, brilliant sunshine for philadelphia at lunch time, 63 degrees. into the upper 60s for the pennsylvania suburbs, topping out near 70 degrees this aft afternoon in the lehigh valley. cool to start with, at 8:00, 47 degrees. look at that fast warmup, by lunch time, 60 degrees. delaware, 50 this morning. 62 degrees at lunch time. upper 60s for south jersey. at the shore, a little bit of a sea breeze will be developing. it won't be blowing all day. but by this afternoon it will limit the warmup. you'll see a significant warmup this morning. near 60 degrees at noon. same story at 4:00 today. what you won't see, clouds. clear skies for us today but there's wet weather on the way. we'll stay dry for today and
tomorrow. look at the heavy rains in texas. another round of rain just clearing dallas, heading towards houston. they don't need more rain. flooding is a big concern there. this is part of a system that is going to slowly move our way and bring us a chance of some rain on friday. not expecting the heavy rainfall but we will finally see wet weather in the area. and it will come with a warmup. today, 70 degrees, tomorrow 77. clouds increase tomorrow. the rain will hold off until friday, most likely in the afternoon. temperature near 80 degrees friday afternoon. clearing out for the weekend, beautiful sunshine, low 70s for saturday and sunday. 65 degrees, that's typical for this time of year on monday. another chance of some rain coming in later on tuesday and wednesday. come thursday, those showers are still a possibility, mainly in delaware and south jersey. most likely staying dry to the north and completely dry on friday. the high of 72 degrees. at least once a half hour, this is what you'll get.
we go beyond the seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. give you a look at the view, nice outlook for your planning purposes. vai, tracy? >> it is perfect for planning. you're right, bill, totally. nine minutes before 6:00 right now. if you're planning to get out the door, let's check the roads. >> we know what neighborhood you're in in jersey by the exit. exit 4, exit 16w, right? >> we're at exit 1 right now around theç new jersey turnpik. this is approaching the delaware memorial bridge. no real problems on the roadway at least with backup or volume. we have a disabled truck we're watching with its flashers on over into the right-hand shoulder. no big delays in either direction. heading back to the vine street expressway, still watching the disabled vehicle headed westbound. these are our cameras around 24th street. this is approaching the schuylkill expressway. still watching that disabled vehicle here over into the right-hand shoulder. all lanes getting by. no problems if you're headed
eastbound to 95. again, watching that construction, coming from new jersey over to the delaware memorial breath. only the right lane is open due to the emergency construction. we'll keep you updated as soon as it becomes clear. eight minutes before 6:00. 52 degrees right now. going green, millions of dollars in upgrades are coming to the cape may lewis ferries. find out how the investment should help the ships and the environment.
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6:00 right now. at the jersey shore, millions of dollars are on the way to help the cape may lewis ferry become more energy efficient. the federal transit administration gave the ferry service a $6 million grant to help repower and retrofit two of its vessels, also provide a cleaner environment. one of the ferries has been out of service because of engine problems. it's scheduled to return at the end of may with new engines. you'll see a bunch of these donkeys in philadelphia ahead of the democratic national convention. there they are. the host committee says 57 donkeys symbolizing the democratic party will be placed
around the city beginning july 1st. each donkey will be painted to represent a state or territory. the democratic national convention happens right here in philadelphia. july 25th through the 28th. we'll have complete coverage for you on nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app. you can soon have new rights when it comes to airline travel. >> the senate yesterday passed a passenger rights bill. airlines would be required to refund baggage fees if the bags arrive more than six hours late after a dough memestic flight o hours after an international flight. they'd also have to make the seemingly hidden fees more clear. >> you think you're getting a cheaper flight but by the time you add on the charges for your bag, picking a seat, you end up right back at the original price. >> airlines would have to seat families together at no extra charge, be clear about flight changes and cancellations and increase the number of officers patrolling the terminals. the bill now goes to the house.
from our delaware bureau, neighbors are mad over meters. >> the wilmington home owners are not happy with delmarva power installing gas meters in front of their homes. residents in the 40 acres neighborhood call them eye sores. more than 100 home owners signed a petition saying they don't want meters in front of their houses. they say the meters could be kept in their basements instead. a delmarva power spokesperson tells nbc 10 the outdoor meters are safer and easier to maintain. villanova is on top once again. all new at 6:00, the new list the school is topping and the other local schools it's edging out for the honor. plus, criminal charges developing this
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tieing up traffic. the fire is out but roads are closed because of the emergency response here. we'll tell you how to get around it. the race for the democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight. we're going to celebrate for about two hours, then early in the morning i get up and we begin working again. >> clinton and trump win big in their home state of new york. now it's on to pennsylvania and delaware. a fire tears through a bucks county home, even turning the cars in the driveway into balls of flames. this morning, no one is hurt but a family is out of its home. good morning and almost to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it is 6:00 a.m. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with our new neighborhood weather. a detailed forecast that you won't get anywhere else. it's focused on exactly where you live. >> if iyou're in center city, this is the view. we're 15 minutes