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williams. we look back at the first african-american to lead the philadelphia police department. it's 4:30 and 50 degrees outside. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get to bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. a look at conditions exactly where you are. >> well, we have clouds moving back into the area. there are some thin spots. you may see some limited sunshine during the day today, but don't forget your umbrella. seven-day forecast shows the rain moving in today will not be the only day. showers are moving through west virginia and virginia and trending our way. they should be here by noontime for most of the area. the first to see the showers this morning will be delaware. 47 degrees right now. clouds taking over. a chilly 48 degrees at 7:00. showers on the way at 10:00 this morning. as far as philadelphia is concerned, starting at 50 degrees this morning. the temperatures will have a limited warmup after the 6:00 hour when they come down a bit.
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54 degrees at 9:00. the rain and easterly winds will combine to keep us cool. 56 degrees in new jersey. at the shore, just a little chillier at 52. 59 degrees, so close to the 60-degree mark this afternoon. this will not be the last of the rain. i'll walk you through the futurecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> well, bill, we're watching 95. a lot of construction out there this morning. this one is around the blue route. some lane restrictions right in here. as you can see, we have some cones out. it's a little difficult for this guy over here to even merge on to the highway with it only being one lane. not a lot of delays or backups this way. 95 northbound running into some construction. there's also more on 95 out in delaware. some utility work right around namen's road. they're also dealing with intermittent closures throughout the morning. here are the rest of the area bridges. the ben is okay. the burlington bristol with all
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that construction is now back to normal. nice and clear. that scheduled opening on the taconi palmyra is on time. construction still active on the delaware memorial bridge. no big backups like we saw a week and a half ago. the left lane is closed heading into delaware. tracy? happening today, wilmington city council will review the city's efforts in fighting crime. the council has been meeting quarterly to review the recommendations of the state crime commission and the progress the police department is making in meeting those goals. they include fully staffing the police department, accurately tracking crime, and improving relationships with other agencies. the city council is encouraging residents to participate to hear what police are doing to reduce violent crime and how they can help with those efforts. philadelphia police want you to take a look at this video as they try to track down the woman who threw hot coffee at another woman's face. the two women started arguing around 9:00 monday morning
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outside the starbucks on arch street in center city, philadelphia. after the woman threw the coffee, she punched the victim in the face. police say the attacker is the one wearing pink pants and holding a pink bag. philadelphia city leaders and community groups are taking steps toward making you safer on the schuylkill river trail. there have been several attacks along the popular trail recently, so philadelphia is holding training sessions designed to help people become more vigilant as they bike or run. nbc 10's vai sikahema is live in the digital operations center with details about the new trail watch program. vai, tell us more about this. >> good morning, tracy. the groups want to add extra eyes and ears to the trail, specifically the eyes and ears of those people who already use it. >> begin with the basics. gender, age, number of individuals. >> town watch integrated services led the first session of training for the schuylkill river trail watch at city hall last night. organizers want joggers,
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walkers, and cyclists to be on the lookout for suspicious people or things. then they can report them using new emergency mile markers on light posts. >> mile markers itself make it easier for you as an individual to pick up the phone and say, i'm here. >> they're spaced about 250 to 300 feet apart. you may see members of the new trail watch group sometime in june. they'll be wearing purple shirts. that color should be very distinctive and easy to spot. tracy? >> vai, thanks. septa faces a federal lawsuit filed by a man who says the transit agency breaks the law when performing background checks on job applicants. the lawsuit claims septa is illegally disqualifying applicants who have unrelated felony convictions. the suit also claims septa violated their fair credit reporting act but not clearly disclosing to applicants it was
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obtaining their credit information. septa told our partners at the philadelphia business journal that it does not comment on pending litigation. it's 4:35. 50 degrees outside. from our delaware bureau now. three girls are suspended after a fight inside a wilmington high school left a girl dead. the police chief says charges are coming in the death of amy joyner francis. another mother who lost her son in a fight is taking a special interest in amy's story. lisa sawyer's son died as a result of a fight at a party. the guy he fought was never charged because prosecutors say he agreed to the fight. that falls under the state's mutual combatant law. his mom says that law needs to be changed. >> kids are out of control nowadays. they don't face consequences for what they do. this law is part of the reason for that. >> sawyer also says kids are now more interested in recording fights than trying to stop them.
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remembering a pioneer in local law enforcement. reaction about the death of the first african-american man to lead philadelphia's police force. also, sticking around. this is no school prank. ahead, hear why an atlantic county elementary school principal allowed students to duct tape her to the wall. chilly start this morning with clouds returning. rain is not here yet, but it is on the way. 4:36 the time. neighborhood weather just ahead.
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4:38 and the temperatures have come down overnight. a little chillier than yesterday. a live view and a dry view looking across the delaware at center city from the adventure aquarium. your seven-day forecast is at the bottom of the screen any
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time i'm on the air and shows we have cool weather today, tomorrow, and even into the weekend. we should normally be in the upper 60s for high temperatures. we'll get nowhere near that today. steady temperatures to begin with. by 9:00, a little warmer at 54. the clouds you see, those clouds will be on the increase. right now with some breaks in the clouds, it's a little cooler. new jersey and south jersey. delaware at 47 degrees this hour. look at the pennsylvania suburbs, lehigh valley. some cool spots into the low 40s there. there are a range of temperatures even in philadelphia. 51 degrees in society hill. a chillier morning to start with. a cloudy one. no sign of any sunshine. if we see any limited sunshine, it's going to be first thing this morning. the clouds are still increasing right now. as the day goes on, you're more likely to see this coming down. the rain that is moving through virginia and west virginia is headed our way. should be here later this morning. like yesterday, we had those
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easterly winds and the clouds to keep things cool. they're back on duty today. not much of a change in the temperatures for today. upper 50s this afternoon for south philadelphia. the rain will be coming down during the late morning and afternoon hours for the pennsylvania suburbs. lehigh valley, rain heading your way too. for bethlehem, 56 degrees. redding, 56 with the rain developing today. south jersey and haddonfield may manage 61 degrees. 56 for haddon field. the jersey shore will be among the first to see the rainfall as it's coming up from the south. the jersey shore and parts of delaware will get that light rain during the morning, anden it stays into this afternoon. it won't be just today. here's the futurecast. 10:00 this morning, mostly cloudy skies. here comes the rain. that's at lumpbl time. noontime, rain across delaware, south jersey, and moving toward the lehigh valley. we'll get some breaks in the
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afternoon. that's 5:00 this afternoon. we're not going to clear out. still scattered showers around at 11:00 tonight. the chance of showers continues into friday. that's first thing tomorrow morning. by the time we get to the weekend, we'll finally get some breaks and get a little bit of a warmup on saturday. today and tomorrow, 50s with a chance of showers. philadelphia just a little cooler. some sunshine breaking through on saturday. won't completely clear out. look what happens on sunday. the rain starts moving back in. that's going to keep us cooler after a dry morning on sunday. into the very low 60s on monday. that's the next five days. there's the seven day. when i come back, your ten-day outlook. tracy? >> looking forward to the ten-day outlook, bill. thanks. 4:41. let's get you to work and check 295. jessica boyington is watching 295. looks good from what i can see. >> looks good so far. we're looking at around route
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130. no problems whether you're headed northbound or southbound. a 22-minute trip headed southbound from the 42 freeway. average speeds clocked in at about 67 miles per hour. people are moving quickly out there. not a lot of restrictions in the area. also, some paving operations. this one is on kelly drive headed westbound. we're down to one lane until about 6:30 between fountain green drive and hunting park avenue. route 202 looks great also. we're at 11 minutes north or southbound from route 30 to the schuylkill expressway. mass transit also running on time or close to schedule. i'll be back in ten with more updates. rounding out the ticket month before the convention. next, hear from republican presidential candidate ted cruz about choosing karley fiorina as his running mate. also, balls, strikes, and broken bats. ahead at 5:00 a.m., watch as one philly player's bat went flying but not into the stands.
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it's a quarter to 5:00 on this thursday morning. philadelphia is mourning the death of a man who became the city's first african-american police commissioner. willie williams died last night at his home in atlanta after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. mayor wilson good appointed williams as commissioner in 1988. williams held the job until 1992. he later went on to become los angeles' first african-american police commissioner. he helped steer the lapd in the aftermath of the rodney king riots. >> i just remember him being a strong force in the community that people loved. >> one of williams' sons also named willie is a philadelphia police lieutenant. williams was 72 years old. now to decision 2016.
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following his primary night sweep this week, donald trump is gearing up for next tuesday's contest in indiana. who better to have on his side than bobby knight. the former indiana head basketball coach joined trump at a rally last night in indianapolis. the event followed trump's first major foreign policy speech yesterday in washington, where he used a teleprompter. the gop front runner plablasted u.s. immigration policies. >> we must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies. we have no idea where these people are coming from. there's no documentation. there's no paperwork. there's nothing. >> trump also threatened to stop providing a defense guarantee to nato allies who don't spend up to 2% of their gross domestic product on defense. meantime, months after ending her presidential bid, carly fiorina is back in the spotlight. ted cruz has chosen her to be
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his running mate, should he win the republican nomination. in making the announcement yesterday, cruz talked about how fiorina stood up to gop front runner donald trump during one of the early debates. >> carly confronted donald trump, and every one of us remembers the grace, the class with which carly responded. >> the cruz campaign has even created a new logo to include fiorina. >> now to the democrats. after a rough primary night this week, bernie sanders' campaign is laying off hundreds of staffers. however, the campaign insists the move is to downsize, not a reaction to sanders' losses in four states on tuesday. a spokesperson says with 80% of the contest behind them, they no longer need just as many staffers. make sure you have the free nbc 10 app for a detailed look at the candidates. we'll send you push alerts as news breaks from the campaign trail. former u.s. house speaker dennis hastert will become one
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of the highest ranking politicians in american history to serve behind bars. a judge in chicago yesterday called hastert a serial child molester and sentenced him to more than a year in prison. hastert was once second in line to the presidency. he pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws after he tried to pay $3.5 million in hush money. hastert is accused of sexually abusing teens while he was a high school wrestling coach in illinois. happening today, the michigan civil rights commission will hold its first hearing into flint's lead contaminated water. the commission will examine what role race played in the state's slow response to the crisis and whether the city's residents had their civil rights violated. those residents were exposed to unsafe water for about 18 months. meantime, we're hearing from a young flint girl who wrote a letter to president obama about the city's lead water crisis. the president wrote back to her
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this week and told her that he wants to meet her. >> i hope that maybe with him coming here t will open his eyes to how bad it really is. >> the president plans to meet with her when he visits flint next wednesday. 4:49. 48 degrees outside. let's check conditions along i-95. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> good news here. we had a lot of that construction that we've been dealing with earlier this morning clear out of the way. this is 95 around the blue route. just a moment ago crews pulled away and pushed the signs over into the right-hand shoulder. now we're back in business on 95. both directions doing okay. at least for right now. as you can see, no delays. there's also utility work on 95 but over in delaware. bridges are okay, but we're in the process of an opening on the
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burlington bristol. that ongoing construction has cleared early. more updates when i come back in the 5:00 hour. ten minutes before 5:00 and we have a cooler start this morning, but it is dry. at least at this hour. 59 degrees in philadelphia. look at vineland now, 45u. these numbers are running a little chillier than yesterday. down 6 degrees in mt. holly. one degree cooler in philadelphia. like yesterday, it's going to stay chilly. we won't see a big warmup during the day today. in fact, the forecast is calling for clouz to take over and rain to develop. millville keeping temperatures in the 50s there. wildwood, just 56. this is going to be one of the areas to first see rainfall today. showers will make their way to atlantic city, keeping temperatures in the 50s. look at hammonton at 59 degrees. trenton warms to 60 degrees.
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the showers will be a little delayed. they're arrive in moorestown and philadelphia before they make it to trenton. and delaware will be among the first to see those showers too. 58 degrees this afternoon down in wilmington. this morning the rain will arrive in harrington. it is on the way. the clouds are already here. the first showers are just to the southwest of delaware. a few sprinkles in sussex county. some very light rainfall moving through maryland at this hour. but here's the steady rain that will be here later this morning and for this afternoon. with this rain, there are some heavier downpours moving through virginia at this time. we're going to see mainly light rain during the day today. it is just moving into the richmond area at this hour. so the forecast is calling for the rain to move in this morning. here's the forecast rain totals. should be pretty dry this morning to start with, but the rain will develop in delaware and south jersey and move into philadelphia. very light rain. just 0.03 inches.
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the showers continue into the late afternoon hours. that's 5:00. about.10 inches on the ground for philadelphia. a bit more in south jersey. could get close to 0.25 inches of rainfall. there are more showers on the way for the evening hours and even later in the evening and into friday. we'll see those light rain showers continue to add to the rain totals over the next 48 hours, but it's not going to be significant rainfall. just enough to keep things chilly. here's your ten-day outlook. 58 degrees, cloudy skies. might see some thin spots to begin with, but they won't last. 58 degrees with rain today. a little cooler with a chance of some showers, light showers, again on friday. then a break saturday. 63 degrees the high temperature. some sunshine breaking through the clouds. the clouds return on sunday. the broad street run is going to be chilly to start with. 48 degrees and cloudy. it's going to be a race to finish before the rain develops. a chance of some showers at
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10:00. more likely we'll see that rain on sunday by noontime and into the afternoon on sunday. by monday and tuesday, we start to dry out. temperatures will be looking a bit warmer as we go into next week. 70 degrees for wednesday. the chance of showers returning for thursday and friday. tracy? >> oh, bill. hopefully the rain will hold off for the bluecross broad street run. we are so looking forward to that. nbc 10 has you covered from start to finish. our coverage begins at 8:00 a.m. sunday morning. if you're running, don't forget to dvr it so you can go back and look at yourself running. join us tomorrow for ready, set, run. the experts show us what runners need to do in the days before a race. we show you the best places to watch along the course as well and what's new at this year's health and wellness expo. today the philadelphia eagles will look toward the future. one of these guys could be the face of the franchise. next in a live report at 5:00, what fans can expect from nfl draft day. also, a million and one uses
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert trafficking. we're checking out the boulevard right now. this is around 17th street. no problems in either direction right now or backups or construction. we do have more kruk out there and some bridge openings. i'll tell you which ones when i come back in the 5:00 hour. four minutes before 5:00 right now. a jetblue pilot accused of flying drunk has been released on $50,000 bond. dennis murphy jr. appeared in a new york courtroom yesterday. prosecutors say he was under the influence when he flew passengers from florida to new york last year. he initially blew a 0.11 on his blood alcohol test, exceeding the legal limit for pilots. he blamed the readings on gum he
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was chewing. mean while, a pilot from delaware county grounded on suspicions of being drunk is to be arraigned next month. he was questioned in the cockpit and taken into custody after failing two breathalyzer tests. turnover at the transportation security administration has reached a crisis level. that's what three senior tsa security directors told members of a congressional committee yesterday. they say in one year, only 400 people joined the agency while more than 4600 quit. >> the american public and congress should care about what occurs in tsa because its senior leaders are mismanaging our agency and our security effectiveness is compromised. >> the tsa directors testified that the agency fosters the culture of intimidation and retaliation and added that many employees are not qualified to hold their positions. happening today, children will be able to participate in a hands-on experiment and animal
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encounters at several libraries. it's part of this year's philadelphia science festival. look at that explosion. just a preview of one of the more than 200 science activities that will be happening at penn's landing on saturday. the franklin institute leads the annual event that showcases science, technology, engineering, and math. >> each booth is not where you're just picking up a pamphlet, but it addresses a question. how do bees make honey? how do robotics actually work to impact medicine? >> cool way to learn. the sixth annual philadelphia science festival ends saturday with a science carnival at penn's landing. okay. duct tape. i like duct tape. you can use it for just about anything. >> yeah, students at a newcastle county school helped it to use fight cancer. they duct taped their principal jennifer alexander against the wall. for the past three weeks, students have been participating in the leukemia and lymphoma
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society student campaign. >> it was just a creative way to raise money. it increased our donations, so students are excited and want to give. >> i can't believe she's giving interviewed pinned against a wall like that. well, the school raised more than $400 for the effort. each dollar donated equated to a piece of tape used to pin principal alexander to the wall. now, there may be 400 there. there may not be. looks like there's more. but one piece of tape is really long. >> and it's really strong. good for those kids. and good for her. >> and good for miss alexander for being a great sport. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. with the second pick, the philadelphia eagles select -- >> remember this? well, tonight the eagles hope to turn around the future of the franchise with a draft pick they
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haven't had in 17 years. he would like to appeal to women voters in the broader electorate. it would be helpful if he would stop saying things like that. >> a polarizing comment. donald trump's accusations of hillary clinton and playing the woman card is now facing backlash and support. mail mess. thousands of unprocessed letters and a lack of security are just two of the issues found in philadelphia's mail distribution center. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley. bill is suggesting you carry your umbrella today. >> it's a good idea. we don't see any rain just yet, but this is what's happening right now. these are live pictures from around the area. a chilly start. cloudy right now in new jersey, 48 degrees. just dropped to 49 degrees in philadelphia. we will see some sunshine

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