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the meter up app was pulled at midnight. it offered a mobile way to feed your parking meter and avoid a ticket. now you have to once again manual dee it to refill -- manually do it to refill the meters in center city. matt, why was the app pulled? >> reporter: the short answer is financial problems on the part of the company that runs the app, not the parking authority. the idea was that you could feed the meter through your cell phone. now that is not an option. the app brought in $15,000 a day from philly parking meters. the parking authority no longer accepted the app as of 12:01 a.m. if you used it yesterday, it will not work today.
you physically have to go kiosks to reload time. >> it's unfortunate it's not available. >> reporter: the company that designed and municipaled the app, pango uusa, did not contac us. they say it will be working by summer. you see the signs on the kiosk. don't let that fool you. it will not work. you have to put coins and credit cards in like the old way. matt delucia, nbc news. >> thanks. temple university students were robbed at gunpoint. three men got into the house through an unlocked door around 1:00 in the morning. the students were forced to the ground and robbed. the gunmen got away with cell phones, debit cards, and cash. new this morning, the gop survived a close race in a special house election nbc 7n kansas to replace mike pompeo
who serves as cia director. rob estes won in a state at that voted overwhelmingly for president trump last november. political analysts suggest that shows some backlash. this was the first of four special house elections. the next one in georgia is also expected to be close. today a camden county father will face a judge. >> it's alleged that david prieto jr. reported his son missing but killed him. the body was found in a park near the father's home in 2015. in delaware county, a pre-k teacher faces arraignment for allegedly pushing a 4-year-old girl down some stairs. after the incident, sarah gable was fired from the future daycare center in primos. the incident was caught on video. the student hurt her knee but was okay. jurors in the eric frein murder trial will continue learning about what the accused state trooper killer did on the
run. yesterday prosecutors played a taped interview that frein gave to police the night he was captured. on it he tells police, "i did this. no one else did. all i can say is i'm sorry." frein faces the death penalty if found guilty. wilmington is getting a new police chief. today the mayor will introduce the new head of the city's police department. city council recently voted to increase the chief's salary to $160,000 a year in order to attract quality applicants. in the current wilmington police chief, bobby cummings, is retiring after 32 years of service. his retirement will go into effect on friday. and happening today at parks casino in ben salem, bucks county, pennsylvania's house gaming oversight committee will hold a public hearing there. this is the third in a series of hearings state officials are holding to discuss gaming expansion and possible changes to state horse racing and gaming laws. a portion of 17th street in center city remains closed and is not expected to reopen until
around noon today. a chunk of asphalt caved in last night at 17th and walnut streets. water department crews fixed a leaking service line. now the streets department is working to repave the street. philadelphia district attorney seth williams could go on trial on corruption charges as early as next month. >> we'll tell you why a federal judge says there is a need for a speedy trial. at 4:34, lighting up. how demonstrators in camden made their case for new marijuana laws at city hall. public access. we'll tell you about the proposed parking permits in a jersey shore town that critics say could keep out-of-towners off the beach. 4:34. clear skies for now. there are some clouds on the way. and some neighborhoods will see a few showers, too. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood ahead. ,$88doooooorw
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a quick check of the roads. watching the 42 freeway, cameras around creek road. no problems so far. northbound is moving toward the philadelphia area. check out the drive time now from 55 headed up toward philly in the walt whitman bridge area. a five-minute trip. speeds still into the 60s. no problems right now out in new jersey roads. the schuylkill expressway looks great. now's the time to go if you're heading out the door. 12 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine. average speeds into the 60s there, as well. if you're out in center city, watch for that sinkhole on 17th street between walnut and locust. a portion of the road is closed now. it might be difficult for you to get through. of course right now it's still early. all roads around the area are very easy to move on by. take chestnut, any direction will be good. also watching bridges for single-lane traffic and construction over the burlington bristol. alternating lanes in both directions until sometime this morning. the ben franklin bridge and walt are nice and clear so far.
updates when i come back, and the next will be in about ten minutes. 4:38. right now i'm tracking showers in pennsylvania, central pennsylvania, into the pocono mountains, rain showers. clear for allentown, reading, wilmington, philadelphia, and trenton. those showers will be on the move. they'll be sweeping in from the northwest. we'll see this showers later this morning, the lehigh valley, and some of the suburbs, too. most of the showers fall apart before reaching philadelphia. clouds to start, 6 at 10:00. 6 -- 6 at 10:00 and at noon. sunshine into the afternoon. temperatures warm into the 70s. a nice, mild day today. the suburbs, 63 degrees now. 60s at 8:00. clouds this morning. a chance of a light shower. later this morning, early afternoon. by 2:00, sunshine and into the 70s. the lehigh valley, 59 degrees now. if you see showers, scattered light showers, it will be this
morning. by this afternoon, like the rest of the area, heading for sunshine. clouds over new jersey this morning. they'll be on the increase to start with. later this afternoon, into the 70s today. a nice warmup. typically we would warm into the low 60s. with the wind out of the northwest, you'll see a nice warmup at the shore, too. it will stay dry at the shore. mainly dry in delaware, too. ever so slight chance of a shower this morning. sunshine this afternoon. there are chances of more showers on the way. like at when you can expect those for the weekend when i come back with the ten day on 10. >> the weekend, is it too soon to look forward the weekend? >> thank you. how about that -- still time to enjoy the pink moon before the sun comes up early. >> we told you about that yesterday. we got another glimpse of it last night. check out the cool shot. this is courtesy of one of our nbc10's photographers. the pink moon isn't really pink. it's the first full moon of april. it's named for colorful spring flowers, and it's beautiful. the nfl draft is just more than two weeks away.
the work being done on the ben franklin parkway is in full swing. >> coming up, we'll tell you why the parkway flags are coming down and may have what will re-- and explain what will replace them. campus-wide warning. how leaders at penn state are cracking down on greek life. vanessa: i got hurt and was given painkillers. by the time the drugs ran out, i was addicted. it happened so fast. i ended up on the streets, where the drugs are cheaper and easier to get. i was a full blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high.
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university employee in 2004. the new proposed budget for atlantic city brings a tax break to city residents but could force people in atlantic county to pay more. atlantic city's mayor announced the proposed budget plan includes a 5% property tax cut. the average homeowner will pay $138 less than last year. taxes could go up for people throughout atlantic county. that's because the city was originally supposed to give more than 13% of its casino revenues to the county. now they're only giving about 10%. officials say the county may have to raise property taxes to make up the difference. and the rally to decriminalize marijuana use was held last night. advocates want police to adopt a system similar to philadelphia. they say switching to a ticket system for anyone caught with small amounts of pot could save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. a congressman representing
central and northeast pennsylvania could be the nation's next drug czar. tom merino is being tapped to head the office. he's the former prosecutor. the white house has yet to formally announce the move. in doylestown, bucks county, officials will break ground on a 47,000 square-foot expansion on the biotechnology center. construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year and bring 100 new jobs to the area. about a quarter to 5:00 now. a parking permit battle is brewing in one of the wealthiest jersey shore communities. >> the meeting tonight, the borough in monmouth county will introduce an ordinance that would require a $100 permit to park near the beach. permits would be required for five streets. some homeowners in deal like the idea of restricting beach parking. >> it became the free beach. it brought too many different -- too many different -- too many
different variables coming here at same time. >> opponent of the ordinance say it gyp fringes on the public -- infringes on the public's right to access free beaches. septa's cracking down on panhandling on the broad street and market frankfurt lines. the transit authority is reacting to a steady stream of complaints from riders about panhandlers moving from car to car asking for money. they're adding more plain clothes officers on trains to discourage the panhandling. quarter of 5:00 on this wednesday morning. let's get a look at 95 as you make your way to work. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington's got that. jess? watching 95, guys. our cameras around cottman avenue. no problems reported now. roads are almost empty, you see everything looks great, though, this is the southbound side. drive time from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. if you're moving toward center city, it will take you 12 minutes. in here, everything looks good. average speeds are into the mid 60s, as well. we're not seeing any problems so far on 95. watch going over the delaware memorial bridge, dealing with
construction there coming from the jersey side heading over. you'll see traffic as you get off to the bottom of the bridge with more construction there. watch for lanes here, and that's coming out of new jersey, as well. remember that, but no delays or backups on 295 or to the new jersey turnpike for now. we'll end with mass transit. everything looks good and on time for amtrak, new jersey transit, septa, and patco. >> thanks for that. now let's talk about the weather. a couple of gorgeous days, still relatively warm. 61 degrees, but bill henley's tracking some rain. >> yeah. some places will get rain, and for the timing of that, let's check in with bill and his most accurate forecast. bill? nothing in the area just yet. i am watching some clouds to our west. and the chance of showers will not affect everyone. for example, here at the nbc10 studios, dry. a good chance it's going to stay dry for most of the day. 59 degrees now in the lehigh valley. 55 in the suburbs. delaware is 57. more likely to see showers later this morning. lehigh valley and some of the suburbs. less likely across delaware,
south jersey, and philadelphia. 61 degrees right now. it is warm this morning again. 63 in rittenhouse. west mt. airy, 62. 58 for chestnut hill and andora. 60 in parkwood. shellfon, warm and dry, 69. we're completely dry, not even clouds around yet. you see the clouds starting to increase in berks county, the lehigh valley. look a little farther northwest, you see the line of showers that's moving through pennsylvania. this is a cold front. these are not all that impressive. no thunder and lightning here. just light scattered rain showers that will be coming into play later this morning. this is 8:00 this morning. you see a few raindrops moving through berks county and the lehigh valley at 8:00. still looking at the main line to the west at that hour. by 9:00, 10:00, 10:30, light rain showers moving into lancaster and berks county. still dry in wilmington, philadelphia, and trenton. watch how they fall apart as we go into the noontime hour.
at noontime, a few showers in upper bucks county, mercer county might see a few sprinkles. that's about it. remains dry for wilmington, philadelphia, and across south jersey and delaware. so a few showers north and west. mainly dry for philadelphia. clouds will move through this morning. sunshine takes over this afternoon. check out the sunshine for tomorrow and friday. 60s, that's normal for this time of year. a warmup is here for the weekend. 71 degrees on saturday. looks like we could see some showers. there's an outside chance of a thunderstorm. and most of the day will likely be dry. but we could have some showers for easter sunday. by monday, sunshine is back. nice and bright. and a dry day tuesday before another round of showers possible for wednesday, thursday, and friday. >> thank you. philadelphia's top prosecutor could get his day in court sooner than expected. >> a federal judge wants d.a. seth williams' bribery and extortion trial to start as early as next month. the judge says the public deserves the right to a speedy
trial and also sites concern about the federal court system. williams denies all allegations. a disbarred montgomery county lawyer is charged with stealing thousands of dollars from special-needs trust funds, and investigators want to know if there are more victims. the d.a. says patrick bradley took more than $116,000 from the trust. he also allegedly charged people tens of thousands of dollars to help find guardians for special needs families -- family members, but didn't provide any legal services. a philadelphia police detective is cleared of assault charges. adam o'donnell was found not guilty yesterday, accused of assaulting a man that he was escorting out of police headquarters last february. the alleged film claimed that o'donnell kicked him in the knee hard enough to break his leg. o'donnell was a detective with special victims unit. the new jersey attorney general's office is looking into the death of a sicklerville man
while in state police custody. the family of marshall zemore is demanding answers. police arrested him following a traffic stop last month in which a trooper smelled marijuana. police say he ingested a white rock-like substance while he was in a holding cell. troopers held down zemore to try to remove the substance before medics rushed him to the hospital where he died. greek life at penn state could end if students continue to break rules established in the wake of a student's death. the university's president issued that warning tuesday after several fraternities and sororities violated rules regarding drinking during parents weekend this month. spot checkers found at least nine of the 82 greek organizations on campus violated those rules. the rules were put in place after the death of tim piazza. there's video of the night he died. the lebanon native fell down some steps at a fraternity party and later died. no one called for help until the day after. the fraternity was shut down. and up next on "nbc10 news
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mm-hm, with change to spare. (laughing) (colonial penn jingle) good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you and watching the roads. good morning to maple shade, new jersey. this is route 73. our cameras just around route 38. not a lot of cars on the roads right now. all directions look fine. we're really not seeing a lot of traffic out there which is no surprise approaching the 5:00 hour. i'll highlight construction at 5:00. >> see you then, jess cap. now here's more -- jessica. now here's more information about a tool that promotes and supports african-american businesses in philadelphia. >> we first told you about this yesterday morning. here's the deal -- the i buy
black discount card is to attract african-american consumers with african-american-owned businesses. the brainchild of a coalition of city leaders aimed at keeping black community money in the black community. >> we recognize that the fight back now is not with our fists, it's with our dollars. and it is with our humanity. >> the card costs $10. in return, if you shop at a black-owned business, you get a discount of the owner's choice. 5:54. work continues to transform the ben franklin parkway. i took video yesterday. it's coming along. it's going to get transformed into a football nerve center for the nfl draft party this month. >> it will mean a new look along the parkway. the iconic international flags that always see will be replaced with banners representing nfl teams. after the three-day draft is over, the flags will go back up in their original spots. celebrating the soul. today the philadelphia soul
players will get championship rings. the team won it all last season and will show off their bling at a special event tonight. the soul are the winningest professional sports team in philadelphia now since their inaugural season in 2004. a popular attraction will be flying high again over the jersey shore. the u.s. air force thunderbirds returning for a second year in a row to the air show this summer. on august 23rd at the atlantic city national airport. there's still time to take advantage of a one of a kind experience at the adventure aquarium. kids and adults can have a close encounter with penguins, sharks, and rays over spring break. the penguins paint pictures with their feet, pose for pictures with guests. for something more adventurous, you can snorkel with the sharks or swim with the rays. >> when you do an encounter, you get a special one on one with the animal, with the trainer. you get a painting. you get a t-shirt, as well. and just an opportunity to see the animals up close and learn
behind-the-scenes information about them. >> guests can book an exclusive penguin encounter through sunday, april 23rd. shark and ray adventures are available on fridays. well, you've heard of rain delays and trouble with the field. last night's florida marlins game was delayed by this cat. start of the sixth inning was put on hold after the cat appeared on the field and scaled an outfield wall. not exactly clear how the animal got into the stadium. it delayed the sixth inning. how about that? never underestimate the determination of a dog. >> this is video you have to see. a dog staying at a virginia kennel, an animal hospital actually, proved to be quite the escape artist. watch as the dog finds its way through several doors to escape. pushed through the first door, pulled the second at the -- pulled the handle at the second floor. officials caught up with the four-legged fugitive last night. resting comfortably in a neighbor's yard, like i had to
get out for fresh air. >> made a break for it. a big guy. >> he did good. got out. for more on the stories we're following on "nbc10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. -- >> breaking news overnight, attacked at home. an 80-year-old held at gunpoint. his car and other items are stolen. students robbed. three gunmen barge into a home near the temple university campus, and they are still on the run. and saying sorry. the white house press secretary apologizes after causing a firestorm with a comment about hitler and syria. we'll have local reaction. three minutes before 5:00. good morning and welcome to "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. dry in splasz. some will get -- in some places. some will get rain. meteorologist bill henley has the most accurate nbc10 first alert weather forecast. bill? three minutes before 5:00. let me show you where the rain is now. not in our area just yet. you see some rain showers in the
poke new york mountains. it's part of a line that extends into central pennsylvania. there's no really very heavy rainfall, a little moderate shower just heading past williamsport, and no sign of thunder and lightning even if you go farther to the southwest and west virginia and into virginia. just creeping into there. we've got time before it reaches into the lehigh valley, berks county, and suburbs, too. i think that much of the area is going to stay completely dry today. there's a chance philadelphia won't see a raindrop. showers will thin out and start to break apart as they start to move into our area later this morning. by this afternoon, we'll be back to sunshine. this morning, wow, getting another warm start. 55 degrees right now in new jersey. that's the full moon getting ready to set. nice, live view. 55, 57 in the suburbs. dry right now. skies are mainly clear. the clouds haven't even started to come in. philadelphia is 61 degrees right now. 61 degrees with a few clouds. 60 at 7:00.
then up to 71 degrees at 10:00. we'll see a nice warmup in spite of the clouds coming in, and a northwesterly wind. it's not going to be as quick a warmup or as warm this afternoon as what we enjoyed yesterday. it will be in the 70s this afternoon. we're not going to be warming into the 80s. the lehigh valley right now calm, 58 degrees. skies are clear for the lehigh valley right now. here comes your chance of showers. starting at 7:00. by 10:00, mostly cloudy skies and 66. the showers will be out of here. by this afternoon, you'll see some sunshine in easton. and right now in delaware, it is clear and will likely stay dry through the day. you'll see clouds, too, at 9:00. 66 degrees. the winds out of the northwest at seven miles per hour. then this afternoon, looking for high temperatures in the upper 70s. 77 degrees for philadelphia. 73 in the suburbs. new jersey, 76. the shore hit 72. a slight chance of a shower. most likely dry. 70s for the lehigh valley and delaware.
a few seconds before 7:00, let's get you update on traffic with jessica boyington. jes jes jessi jessie? watching the beginnings of the plat bridge there behind the graphic. we have no problems or delays either direction right now. moving over that bridge. we're watching construction over the burlington bristol. single-lane traffic alternating in both directions this morning. they will open that before the morning commute gets intense. there. clear. we'll end with the center city sinkhole. 17th street closed for a portion between walnut and locust. getting around that should be easy right now. center city, no problems. still into the green. >> thank you. breaking overnight, a man in his 80s is held at gunpoint and robbed inside his own home. this happened in the bustleton section of philadelphia. that's where nbc