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mechanics. the campaigns agreed on issues and there were no big sticking points so they didn't sign anything. earlier today both candidates got a chance to practice on that stage. we're told that hillary clinton practiced for a friendlier and even gracious donald trump. we start with nbc 10's lauren mayk at hofstra. >> reporter: anticipation is building for the first debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. we've seen both debate before, but never against each other. >> i think it's the most important debate since 1980 with ronald reagan and jimmy carter. >> reporter: congressman peter king is a supporter of the often-unpredictable nominee. are you nervous about what you might see? >> there's always a certain dynamic tension when it comes to donald trump. he's either going to be more on message than usual tonight or more spontaneous. >> reporter: we expect him to come in more subdued. christina shocky tells us
clinton was preparing as recently as this afternoon, near the debate site. >> we are feeling great. hillary has really prepared for this, it's something she's taking very seriously. she sees this as a huge opportunity tonight to speak to millions of voters about her plans of what she would do as their president. >> reporter: in the spin room we also found basketball coach and trump supporter bobby knight. >> i've been around donald trump long enough to know that here is a smart man and here is a tough man. and those are ingredients that i think we have to have. >> reporter: when it comes to advice for the big game, he takes a less is more approach for trump on disagreeing with secretary clinton. >> i think my responsibility is just to say, you know, i really don't agree with your thoughts, but you have the right to think what you want to think, and leave it go at that. >> reporter: perhaps easier said than done. this debate happens in just a few hours in the building behind me. but outside of that, and outside of this secure zone, we're getting word of some other drama
today. jill stein, the green party candidate for president, has been tweeting about an encounter with campus police, saying that she was escorted off campus. i reached out to hofstra to try to get information about what happened. the countdown is on for the debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. live at hofstra university, lauren mayk, nbc 10 news. >> lauren, thank you. the question becomes what are the topics lester holt is going to ask about tonight? america's direction, achieving prosperity, and securing america. there will be six 15-minute segments. there are protesters outside the debate hall at hofstra. some of the student groups got up early to voice their opinions as police set up barricades. police set up a designated free speech zone across the street from that debate site. get this, an estimated 100 million people are expected to watch. tonight's debate could hold the answers that potential viewers and voters are looking for.
according to deep root analytics, one out of four voters are looking to debates for guidance. 48% of the trump voters plan to watch all of the debates. 43% of clinton's voters intend to watch the entire 90 minutes. you can watch us down at xfinity live for a predebate special at 7:00. nbc 10's denise nakano joins us live from south philadelphia. >> reporter: keith, the excitement is here. we want you to be part of the conversation here in south philadelphia. we're ready to hear your opinions about what you want to look for in this debate, what are the issues that are important to you, what do you want to hear from these candidates. we talked to some undecided voters, who say this debate is a critical one. >> it's a nervous debate for me, because it's really like, you know, the theme of choosing between the lesser of two evils. i don't know. >> i'm looking for how each candidate is going to be responding to each question that
they're going to get asked. honestly, all the issues that are important to me are, i guarantee you, important to a lot of people. >> reporter: so folks looking to see how the candidates are going to react and how they're going to answer to some of these issues. come and join uses for the conversation here at xfinity live. :00 is our special, and stay here and watch the debate from 9:00 to 10:30. denise nakano, nbc 10 news. as denise just mentioned, our 7:00 special is all about what you want to hear the candidates say during the debate. be part of the live audience or watch us live on tv at 7:00 p.m. you can also tweet us using the hashtag #nbc10debatenight. nbc news's lester holt will moderate the first presidential debate. watch it live at 9:00 on nbc 10.
vice president joe biden visits drexel university tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will campaign for clinton at la salle university on wednesday. moving right along to our first alert weather. it's starting to feel like fall at night and now in the morning too. we're also looking at some rain over the next few days. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is looking at ahead to a possible wet commute. good to prepare folks, right, glenn? >> that's right, keith. we didn't get any rain today, although it may have looked like it. we've got cloudy skies throughout the area. but the rain has not arrived yet. you can see that the rain has rolled back west of harrisburg. it's going to take several hours before it would get into this area. it's not all that large an area. we're not talking about steady rain for the rest of the week. but every day has a chance of rain, at least at some point. here is the futurecast.
as we go toward later tonight, 11:30, it's starting to get in the northern and western suburbs. the heaviest rain may occur in the middle of the night. when you wake up, the ground is likely to be wet. that's a pretty solid area. by 4:30, it's already, at least the heaviest of it, starting to move offshore. the rain may be ending before you actually get out in the morning. but there will be rain by that time, and the roads are going to be wet. the suburbs, again, getting the rain earlier. it won't be quite as cool as it was this morning, because of all those clouds. we'll talk more about when the heaviest rain is coming in a few minutes. >> thank you, glenn. now to new details about the moments leading up to the deaths of two wilmington firefighters over the weekend. meanwhile, a salute from their brothers and sisters. a motorcade escorted the bodies of the fallen firefighters from the lab to their funeral homes. 41-year-old christopher leach and 51-year-old jerry fickas
died when a floor collapsed during a house fire saturday morning. reporter tim furlong reports from wilmington. >> reporter: this morning, hundreds of on and off-duty wilmington police officers and firefighters lined the streets as the bodies of the two fallen firefighters were carried to their respective funeral homes. >> it's touching to see everybody that came out. i think it meant a lot to people. but, you know, we would rather not be together that way. >> reporter: back at the scene of the fire, you see what is left of the row home where lieutenant christopher leach lost his life saturday morning with reports of someone trapped inside the house. he went right in but became trapped in the basement after the floor came out. firefighter jerry fickas was killed when he went in to try to find leach. two other firefighters are suffering from burns. the family is heartbroken for
the firefighters' families. fire officials confirmed there had been some recent car fires but aren't ready to say they're connected to this fire. they say at this point this is not a criminal manhunt either. >> we're not there. we're simply looking for information about the fire, anywhere or anybody that has it. >> reporter: he says each firefighter will have a funeral but there will likely be a joint memorial service on saturday. in wilmington, tim furlong, nbc 10 years. in south jersey, killers are on the run in burlington county. two guys with masks broke into a home in the browns mills section of pemberton. they shot and killed norman mosley inside the home. police hope someone comes forward with information. commuters have had months of traffic delays in northwest philadelphia. the walnut lane bridge closed back in april for construction.
well, it finally reopens tomorrow. once that happens, traffic will no longer be re directed to lincoln drive. new at 6:00, several local police departments will soon wear body cameras thanks to a grant today by the department of justice. the doj handed out $20 million to departments in more than 30 states, including pennsylvania, delaware, and new jersey. the camden county police department got the green light. newcastle county, delaware will start getting new police cameras. elsewhere, former police commissioner charles ramsey unveiled his take on unrest in charlotte and body cameras. he wrote an opinion piece in "the new york times" yesterday following the shooting in north carolina. he said there needs to be a national standard over how information such as police video is released to the public. he said charlotte's delay in
releasing the video led to the protests. in other news, atlantic city rolled the dice and found a way to pay off its debt. today the mayor says the municipal utilities authorities will buy the former baylor field airport to avoid a state takeover. it went up for auction but did not get bids anywhere near a million. coming up, hop on the wentz wagon. the eagles are 3-0 in first place. carson wentz isn't playing like a rookie quarterback. the coach is comparing him to one of the best ever. and tonight, how arnold palmer's legacy will live on here in the delaware valley. plus once again, come on down to xfinity live. take a look at this. nbc 10 debate night. a one-hour special will start at
7:00. we'll get you geared up for the main event tonight at 9:00 on nbc 10.
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night in latrobe, pennsylvania, his hometown, after battling an illness. he was 87 years old. known as the king of the fairway, he never really left the course. he had a hand in designing two golf courses in our area. as nbc 10's deanna did yourantes you, his career hit a major milestone right here in the suburbs. >> reporter: when it comes to golf, you can say arnold palmer wrote the book. or at least the forward of it. the one that outlines this club's history. >> we hosted the tour for 18 years, 1963 to 1980. in 1963, mr. palmer came and he won. >> reporter: although the club boasts the names of golf legends, palmer is at the top. >> i grew up in pennsylvania, i have a special connection to him. i got to meet him a few times. everything you hear and read
about him is completely 100% legitimate. >> reporter: he was one of golf's most popular stars and one of the first players to ride to stardom during the age of television. he played many courses from marion to white marsh. he designed them too. on the course at bluebell country club, they say his favorite hole is one of the most challenging. >> he walked the entire golf course and was the first person to play it. >> reporter: in the 1990s, palmer returned to play the course. the course is planning a tribute to its creator and designer. pros here say palmer not only gave back to the sport but changed the perception of golf, making the game what it is today. at white marsh, the flag is lowered in honor of palmer. in lafayette hills, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. golfers and dignitaries from around the world tweeted their condolences. president obama tweeted a picture of palmer at the white house with a statement, quote, here is to the king who was as
extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. thanks for the memories, arnold, end quote. it was a big surprise for students at olney elementary school in philadelphia today. and it's guaranteed to get them excited about doing their homework. >> we are going to give every one of you a free laptop to take home. >> amazing. the free laptops a courtesy of comcast, nbc 10's parent company. six-time olympic medallist jackie joyner-kersey was also there to announce major milestones in the program which provides customers who qualify with affordable internet access, home computers, and training. for more information on the program, tap the nbc 10 app. >> announcer: now your nbc 10 first alert weather. it wasn't that long ago we were around 90 degrees in the
afternoon. and now we've got places struggling to get over 70, like in the lehigh valley, we places not even in the mid-60s right now. fleetwood is 63 degrees. r reading, 65. bethlehem, 66. easton at 67 degrees. we have clouds right now, but the rain is still a good while away. it's going to be hours before we get here. it's not a tremendous area. but it's just the beginning of a fairly wet weather pattern. we have tropical moisture coming up from the south. a disturbance from the great lakes is going to help pull that up. we're going to be getting our share of rain this week. we really haven't had this much during the month of september, right? the 1st and the 19th so far. that's it. however, we could get at least some rain for the rest of the days this month and even into
saturday. so get ready for that. here come the showers. futurecast in the middle of the night is when some of the heaviest rain should fall. the streets should be wet by tomorrow morning's rush and then the sun comes out across a good bit of the area. tomorrow afternoon may be some of the nicest weather for the entire week. you see some of that moisture coming back up as we go into wednesday. the clouds increase, and look at that. how about that? some pretty heavy showers and thunderstorms for perhaps the wednesday evening commute. then more rain coming in for wednesday night and thursday, and even hanging around on friday. so you want the rain, you're going to get some rain. now, as we go into tomorrow's forecast, you can see the rain is real early. the sun comes out and that puts us up into the mid-70s, warmer
than today. allentown is going to see more sunshine. no rain tomorrow. and look at that, up near 80 degrees. but watch some of these other neighborhoods. jersey shore, thunderstorms for a good bit of the day. temperatures struggling to get out of the 60s, even in much of delaware. there's dover, a high of only 68 degrees. compare that to allentown. that's why we do the neighborhood weather. the next few days, there's wednesday, some rain wednesday night and into thursday. some heavier rain, p.a. suburbs, same story. some of the heaviest rain this week does come on thursday. now, you can see some of the rain threats at least into friday and even saturday. then we start drying out on sunday and get cool next week too. >> thanks, hurricane. i'm john clark. of which legendary quarterback is doug peterson comparing
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doug peterson says wow, he was impressed. the birds dominated the steelers 34-3 yesterday. carson is doing things no other rookie quarterback has ever done. he's obsessed with film study. i asked doug about that today and listen to who he compares carson to with his preparation. >> i hear him just even in the building talking to guys about plays and routes and protection. it's peyton manning-ish. you hate to label, you don't want to put labels on guys, but that's how peyton prepared. that's how these top quarterbacks prepare each week. >> high praise. let's take you into the eagles locker room after their statement win. [ chanting ] >> there's a long road ahead. a long road ahead. i'm hoping you guys are believing just a little bit. show me tonight you're believing
in each other. that's what it takes to be a great football team. when ota started, i told you you are a great football team. you've got to believe. you trusted each other tonight. that's a great win. >> that is good stuff. sixers media day, noel talking about the sixers having three centers. he told "the inquiry ir," it's stilly. today he says he does not see it working. >> just a logjam. you have three, you know, talented semis that, you know, can play 30 plus minutes a night, not three centers can play 30 minutes a night, that's that. >> sixers have a few candidates to be the nba's rookie player of the year. the number one overall pick, ben simmons at media day. then joel says he now weighs 275 pounds, he has grown to 7'2" and he says, yes, he will play in the first preseason game next tuesday.
>> i'll be doing pretty good at my game. i don't know why, but especially the fact that i haven't played in two years, but my game has gotten so much better. what i was two years ago. >> cannot wait to see him. here are the candidates for this we week's game of the week. call or text your vote to the number on your screen or go to nbc10.com and on the nbc 10 app. we're right back.
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nbc 10's app and nbc10.com are your place to follow it on social media media. see you again at 11:00. tonight this is it. donald trump is hillary clinton meeting face to face in their first presidential debate, a live 90-minute showdown between two very different candidates with everything on the line. the critical question. can the two most unpopular people ever to run for president chan some minds tonight? a record audience of over 100 million expected to tune in. who will walk away the winner in this first crucial contest? "nightly news" begins right now. this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. substituting tonight and reporting from the campus of hofstra university, savannah guthrie. and good evening. i'm