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record heat here in our area. we have team coverage. nbc10's pamela osborne will have more on the impact to schools and the precautions you should take. first we'll get right to meteorologist bill henley with how hot it's going to get. bill? a little hotter than yesterday and more humid, too. we've issued a first alert. our second heat wave of the season. day three, temperatures in the 90s. this is all except the shore -- many neighborhoods on the beach will be in the 80s today. they'll be creeping closer to the 90s today. the hottest time of day, noon to 7:00. that's when the temperatures will be near record levels. higher humidity will make it feel like it's 95 to 98 degrees this afternoon. right now, 60s and 70s. 75 in philadelphia. 66 in the suburbs. new jersey at 73. 73 also for delaware. the temperatures climbing quickly today. from the low 70s to start with into the upper 80s. that's by 10:00 this morning. winds, warm winds blowing from the west. afternoon temperature of 95
would tie the record for philadelphia. it's not just philadelphia heading into the 90s. look at the suburbs. the lehigh valley, delaware, new jersey, except the shore, which will hit 88 this afternoon. i'll break it down hour by hour and give you a look at the feels-like temperatures when i'm back in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington and first alert traffic. thanks. we're watching 422 now out around trooper road. trooper road is back here. we're not seeing any backups. this is the eastbound side. we watch this typically for the morning commute. that's where everything is headed toward the schuylkill expressway. 29 to that point, eight minutes. average speeds into the 60s. you see no delays or projects. still watching this crash in abington blocking -- partially blocking part of the road in old york road around the fairway. through that intersection you'll see police activity. watching the schuylkill expressway drive times. we'll end on the eastbound side. we look good still. 12 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway.
speeds into the 60s on the eastbound side and the westbound side. back to you. >> thank you. 5:32. this morning, bill cosby's fate hangs in the balance. jurors return to court in a few hours decide if he is guilty or innocent in his sexual assault trial. they failed to reach a verdict after four hours of deliberations. matt delucia joins us live from the montgomery county courthouse. jurors asked to look at something specific last night when they were deliberating. tell us more about that. >> reporter: that's right. the jury wanted a closer look at a piece of bill cosby's testimony from a decade ago about pills where he called the pills his friends. they want the context of the comment. last night bill cosby left the courthouse here in montgomery county seemingly upbeat. take a look. ♪ >> reporter: humming a tune leaving the courthouse. inside the jury of seven men and five women discussed the case
for about four hours last night, discussing the charges of aggravated indecent sexual assault. the day started with the defense making its case in six minutes, calling one witness to the stand. prosecutors took a week to lay out their case against the comedian. the jury met behind closed doors until a little before 10:00 last night. one legal expert says the longer the deliberations go, the more this could work in bill cosby's favor. civil attorney gloria allred came out of the courthouse. she's been watching this case. she represents some of cosby's accusers. she said that she is looking forward to a verdict here. she, of course, hoping for a guilty verdict there. bill cosby did not take the stand in his own defense. the jury comes back at 9:00 a.m. we understand the jury has another question for the judge. of course we'll be following that for you. live in norristown, matt delucia, nbc10 news. >> stay with us for continuing coverage of the bill cosby trial.
we'll let you know as soon as a verdict is reached on air and on our nbc10 app. now to other stories we're following today -- >> this afternoon, attorney general jeff sessions will testified about his alleged communication with russian officials and hacking. the senate committee previously heard testimony from former fbi director james comey. a runner-up in the run for mayor wants a recount. marty small lost to frank gilliam by about 400 votes. the city clerk said small came up short because of a wave of absentee ballots for gilliam. the office could certify the results by tomorrow. as of now, gilliam will face republican congressman gardner. yesterday police identified revore harris as a suspect in the shooting of a father and his
son. a 2-year-old boy and his dad were hit while on the front porch of the house. both are recovering. we have new details about a philadelphia woman charged with attacking a police horse during a protest. she's accused of striking the animal in the neck with a spiked flag pole. police said it happened while they were handling demonstrators in harrisburg on saturday. she's charged with aggravated assault and other offenses. in bucks county, the council rock school board is split over closing rolling hills elementary school. according to "the courier times," three of eight board members at the meeting said they favored the move. the ninth board member was absent. the board is considering school closures because of cost overruns and declining enrollme enrollment. officials will tackle the decision again on thursday. a toddler and his pup resafe this morning after police -- puppy are safe this morning after police rescued them from a hot car. the troopers, seen here, freed the 2-year-old boy and dog.
the child's grandmother accidentally locked them inside the car in hammondton yesterday. the officers broke a window to get them out. and waking up to heat. our area is bracing for record high temperatures today from advisories to early school releases. the heat is having a big impact. nbc10's pamela osborne joins us live from the art museum with what you need to know. already 75 degrees outside. >> reporter: yeah. the sun isn't even all the way up yet, and there's already this stickiness to the air, as bill said. it's going to get a lot hotter, a lot more humid throughout the day. because of those forecasted highs, the philadelphia school district is making an adjustment to the school day. all schools will dismiss early at 12:00 noon. trenton schools are also shortening their school day. today is day three of the heat wave. we're talking another day of 90-plus temperatures. it's the first real heat of the season. experts say it makes it tougher to deal with since we're not quite acclimated to the heat yet. people across our area are being
advised to limit outdoor activities. in bucks county, five senior centers will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. they'll be offering people a place to keep cool. remember, this is the kind of heat where you want to be checking in with elderly neighbors and friends. you also want to keep your pets indoors as much as possible. speaking of indoors, we'll sends things back to the nbc10 studios with meteorologist bill henley. he's monitoring the heat wave. we're in a first alert, right? yeah, temperatures soaring into the 90s. even hotter than yesterday. as you mentioned, the humidity is higher. you can feel the additional stickiness. that will make it feel hotter this afternoon. a hazy view looking across the delaware this morning. air quality has come down. code orange which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. limit outdoor activities. most people will be doing that with the heat during the day. 75 now. the temperatures will be way back --rity ba right back to thy
lunchtime. with the higher humidity, the 91 at noon will feel like 96 degrees. look at that 4:00 temperature, 94. feels like 97 degrees in philadelphia. 68 now in the suburbs. 85 at 10:00. 90s at 2:00. 92 degrees. it's going to feel like 95 degrees in the suburbs. the lehigh valley, the sun coming up now. the temperatures will be coming up in a hurry. the 60s through the 70s, into the low 90s by lunchtime. by 4:00, higher humidity in the lehigh valley. new jersey will get the extra humidity, too. 73 degrees now. it will feel like low 80s even at 8:00 this morning. look at the temperatures -- 90s this afternoon -- feels like 95 degrees. starting at 2:00 this afternoon for new jersey. at the shore, 74 degrees right now. into the 80s this afternoon. a little bit warmer than yesterday. and it's going to feel like 90 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon even on the beach.
delaware, 70s to start. back into the 90s at noontime. the 91 degrees with higher humidity in delaware than the rest of the area. it will feel like 97. it feels like 97 through the afternoon in delaware. that's today. the good news is, the trend is for cooler weather to start tomorrow. temperatures will come down heading toward the weekend. it will come with chances of showers and possibly thunderstorms, too. a look at when you can expect those with the ten day on ten when i'm back in ten. >> thank you. meteorologist bill henley and the nbc10 app has you covered as the heat wave develops. customize the app to your neighborhood to get a look at the temperatures and the forecast for your area. now we'll look at your ride to work. 5:39. jessica boyington is looking at 309. jess? >> yeah. watching 309 now, just around the p.a. turnpike. just around the ft. washington area. actually, everything looks good so far. we're still really quiet on the roads for the most part. you see both directions, north and south, on 309, pretty empty.
roads are dry, too. your commute shouldn't be too bad. at least it should be typical. also watching a crash on abington, old york road at the fairway. that's been there for a while now. and this construction on route 70 in cherry hill township, still from cuthbert boulevard to cropwell road. lane restrictions there until about 6:00 this morning. so about another 20 minutes or so before we start to see that cleanup. we'll end here over around marlton. route 73 around the route 70 circle area. no problems or delays moving through any of that circle and intersection. back to you. >> thanks. a new look at the night that claimed a penn state student's life. the surveillance video at the center of a hazing death is played in court. what it shows and how it could impact the case. taxi terror. people go running as a cab erupts in flames. what investigators think sparked the chaotic scene. and vegetable psychology. why changing labels could encourage you to eat a bit healthier.
passed out and ignored. in court we got a first look at the security video after a penn state pledge died following a party. >> we need to warn you. even the court sketches are considered graphic. the footage from the frat house appears to show timothy piazza doubled over on the ground. it shows him lying unconscious on the couch with two people looking on. piazza died in february after falling several times during a night of heavy drinking. no one called for help until 12 hours after the falls. 18 fraternity members face charges. eight including a local fernt president are charged with involuntary manslaughterme.
a preliminary hearing will decide if they go to trial. hundreds gathered for a vigil last night to remember the 49 people killed in the pulse nightclub shooting. friends and family members of the victims shared stories and performed musical acts. at home, a local victim was honored. the akyra murray memorial basketball game was held at west catholic high school. murray's a graduate of the school and was the youngest victim at the age of 18 to day in the attack. her friends, patience carter, was shot in both legs. she spoke with nbc10 yesterday and shared with us what this past year has been like recovering physically and emotionally. >> when i was getting home, it was really bad. i would wake up screaming. i would hear gunshots in my head. i team like i'm in a place where i -- i feel like i'm in a place that resembles the place i almost literally died in and would be okay. >> carter is a student at nyu. she says she's writing a book
about her experience. [ gunshots ] this is a video from new york city. a taxi on fire after overheating. in the middle of a busy neighborhood, police directed people out of harm's way as explosions, as you heard, came from the vehicle. no one was hurt. a kansas man walked out of prison after 17 years behind bars for a crime he always insisted he didn't commit. >> this after attorneys discovered he had a don ganger who looked -- doppelganger who looked nearly identical and even had a similar name. richard jones on the right was convicted for robbery in 1999. ricky amos on the left. jones was freed after witnesses said they couldn't tell the difference between the two men. pretty amazing. they no longer thought jones was guilty. the midwest innocence project looked into the case. and jones was set free. philadelphia wants you to
help panhandlers, but don't give them money as you walk by. here's the story -- by texting "share" to 80077, you can make a contribution of $5 to the office of homeless services. here's the story -- the city says when you give to panhandlers, you're helping to fuel the opioid drug epidemic because most of them have an opioid addiction. this way the text-to-give campaign puts money in programs to help them. tonight drexel university's class of 2017 will have its skmensment. this is video from -- commencement. this is video from last year's ceremony. the students will receive their diplomas at citizens bank park. and what you call your veggies may make you more likely to eat them. >> right. stanford university researchers say creative labeling entices people to buy and eat more vegetables. they tracked veggie purchases at a cafeteria, and people were 25%
more likely to buy and eat vegetables with labels like how good does that sound? or "sweet sizzling green beans," than the same items with basic descriptions -- green beans, okay. >> that work for you guys? >> yeah -- yes. >> when it's described that way? >> i like it -- i buy them anyway. >> i feel like this is a generation that we're fed with spoons -- come on, planes, open up. >> when we were growing up, the vegetables didn't taste like they do today. i'm a fan of veg restaurant. they have fancy names for vegetables, but the vegetables are fancy and taste great. >> i love all vegetables. yeah. >> i'm all for that. let's have fancy names for everything. >> fancy name for heat? >> okay. maybe not for heat. it's going to be a hot one. hot in the pocono mountains. 90 this afternoon for camelback.
the sun is coming up. the heating process will begin. hotter in the lehigh valley. record temperatures this afternoon for allentown. easton will make it to the middle 90s. mostly clear skies in easton and spring city. scattered clouds but no showers. there's a chance of evening showers as a cold front comes in. not expecting to see any showers during the day. we will see the temperatures climb. still cooler neighborhoods in the lehigh valley and the suburbs. 66 degrees. 70s for delaware, philadelphia, and south jersey. 70s for many neighborhoods. mullica hill, swedesboro, and piles grove have cooled down into the 60s. the humidity is high. it doesn't feel all that cool. 72 in robinsville, florence, 73. the feels-like temperatures higher than yesterday. the humidity will be higher. the temperatures a couple degrees warmer in many neighborhoods. by noontime, it will feel like 93 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington.
92 in doylestown. as we go into the 3:00, 4:00, and 6:00 hour, even hotter. it will feel like 96 in burlington and egg harbor. and wilmington, 94. cooling quickly this evening. records, tying them in philadelphia and allentown. the forecasts will match the high. 95 will tie in trenton. the other areas, reading and atlantic city and wilmington will come close. not quite at record levels this afternoon. quiet this morning, the doppler radar and satellite, nothing to show you yet. these are the showers and thunderstorms with a cold front. there's colder air in canada where it's normally parked this time of year. it's going to swing into the area overnight tonight. it could give us a shower and thunderstorm, but not during the day. it will drop the temperatures for tomorrow. so one more day of heat. the heat wave for today breaks tomorrow. and then 70s for thursday, a beautiful day on thursday. we need some rain. we'll get some rain on friday. and then a chance of some
thunderstorms later saturday, sunday, and into monday. it's not going to be raining all weekend fortunately. tuesday, dry and 82 degrees. staying in the 80s next week with another chance of showers next wednesday. >> thank you. 5:51. let's get you to work. a check of the roads including route 1. >> taking a peek, looks pretty good, jess. yeah, so far. we're still ahead of the curve before we see big volume and delays. usually around the 6:30 mark or so. right now, seeing smooth sailing pretty much on the boulevard, around wissihicken avenue is where the cameras are looking here. you see both directions look okay. north, southbound, maybe more traffic heading southbound toward the schuylkill. either way, moving through just fine. an accident in abington tying things up at old york road at the fairway. p.a. turnpike checking out okay. you see the roads are green here. 21 minutes westbound and eastbound from route 1 to valley forge. speeds still up. and right there, clock
information to about the 70s. everyone's moving nicely there. we'll end with the bridges. no scheduled openings on the horizon at least for now, for the tacony palmyra and burlington bristol bridge. i'll keep watching that, though. nice and clear heading over the walt whitman to philadelphia. back to you. ♪ willie nelson will headline the return of farm aid. joining willie are john mellancamp, neil young, dave matthews, jack johnson, and sheryl crow. the annual charity event is scheduled at an amphitheater in the pittsburgh suburbs in mid-september. this is just the third time farm aid will be in pennsylvania since it began in 1985. celebrating a championship. warriors fans take to the streets to mark their nba finals victory. plus this -- ♪ wonder woman taking the stage. a local woman taking national
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we'll take you state by state and county by county for a look at stories across our area. >> dover air force base is caring for the bodies of three soldiers killed in afghanistan over the weekend. vice president mike pence and his wife were there for the dignified transfer last night. the soldiers were based in ft. campbell, kentucky. they're from maryland, north carolina, and california. in the lehigh valley, opioid recovery is getting support. governor wolf's physician general was at lehigh valley hospital touting warm hand you've programs. the programs give overdose survivors counseling and referrals for direct treatment. a new law could help pennsylvania save billions on its pension program. governor wolf signed a bill yesterday. the state is about $75 billion in debt when it comes to paying retirement for state workers and teachers.
under the law, workers will have three different retirement options by 2019. to camden county, gloucester township police working to improve community relations. and yesterday the department unveiled some new items that they're using. one of them is a 25-foot air conditioned community outreach vehicle. you see it there. the vehicle is equipped with video games, sporting equipment, a social media command center, and a police community meeting room. the vehicle will travel the area, allowing officers to interact with neighbors and build community relationships. in chester county, police in coatesville are getting national recognition for this picture. this is so cool. a police officer playing with children on a splash pad. the justice department named it for the photo contest for june. the picture was taken the splashpadre opened after being damaged in a winter storm.
the golden state warriors once again nba champs. [ cheers ] >> the warriors beating the cleveland cavaliers to capture their second championship in three years. golden state had a near-perfect post season. they only lost one game during the playoff run. fans flooded the streets. there were even fireworks. the oddsmakers say golden state is already the favorite to win next year's title. today the philadelphia eagles' mandatory minutes camp begins. it's the first time players are required to report to the nova care complex for their workouts. the team wrapped up several weeks of voluntary practices. the mandatory mini camp runs for three days. it's the last time the team will be together before training camp begins in late july. and former eagles vehicle michael vick is officially -- quarterback michael vick is officially retired. he hung it up as a member of his
original team, the atlanta falcons. they drafted vick overall in 2001, and he signed with the eagles eight years later after serving time in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring. a new wonder woman is wowing audiences right now at theaters. >> delaware county has their own wonder woman. take a look. ♪ wonder woman that is not the wonder woman i remember. this is retired wonder woman. she's going to be on "america's got talent" on nbc10. she has her own wonder wheels. she hopes her comedy act carries her through with the judges. see for yourself at 8:00 followed by "world of dance" at 10:00 and nbc10 news at 11:00. fingers crossed for her. >> we're already laughing watching that video. >> yes. now for more of the stories we're following at 6:00 a.m. -- >> waiting for a verdict. the jury deliberations resume today in the bill cosby trial as jurors make a request of the judge. sessions in the hot seat.
all eyes are on capitol hill as the attorney general prepares for a grilling over his allegations involving russia. and record heat. schools sending students home early and canceling activities to keep kids safe. 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. many schools are releasing early before the afternoon heat sets in. the philadelphia school district will release students at noon in camden county, schools closing at 1:00. trenton public schools will close at 12:30, elementary schools, 12:45 for elementary schools, and 1:00 for high school. released during the thick of the heat? >> yes, 90s. officially a heat wave. district attorney through -- day three with temperatures in the 90s. the first alert issued for all