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it is dry. dry view looking across the delaware. the rain is to the south. the radar shows the showers have already tapered off in cape may and dover. now it's a steady rain in southern delaware. dover is drying out after rain drops were on the light side overnight. the temperatures will be climbing in spite of mostly cloudy skies. you'll see some breaks of sunshine at 9:00. 56 degrees by lunchtime. 61 and we'll be watching for the isolated shower this afternoon. go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. jesse. >> good morning, bill. starting to see clearing of road work. ongoing construction. this is the camera around 20th street in the westbound lanes. one lane is squeezing which.by.
not affecting the drive time, 5 minutes from 95 up towards the schuylkill expressway. the rest of our drive times, no problems on the majors. no problems on the blue route. as we head out the door to cheltenham we're getting reports of hazardous road conditions on east town line road and walker road. so we're counting down to the blue cross broad street run when thousands of people will hit the streets sunday morning. "nbc 10's" matt delucia is live in olney at what will be the starting line. matt, tell us more about what still has to get done. >> reporter: tracy, a couple more days left. come sunday morning it will not be clear. it will have 40,000 runners. a very big event out here. 40,000 people will be out here plus their families and supporters. we spoke with the blue cross broad street run race director yesterday, he said volunteers
have been very busy the past few days packing food and snacks. they'll continue today. they've been setting up the tents at the navy yard at the finish line. the race starts 1/2 hour earlier this time around. if you've been doing this for the past few years, you want to keep that in mind. the race will be broadcast on "nbc 10." >> live tv coverage this year is a new feature for all of us. we're all working hand in hand to make that a success. we're looking forward to making that happen. we're going to put our best show forward. it's our 36th year doing it. we think we have it down at this point. >> reporter: again, broad street will be closed sunday morning. it's a good idea to plan another way around if you need to be in this area. if you are running, don't forget to pick up your bib and other race related gear today at the pennsylvania convention center. 5:30 students are getting ready to run. one student said this race
changed his life. i'm matt delucia in olney. you can watch this live. this is the first time it's ever happened. sunday our live coverage begins at 8:00 a.m. a show of solidarity with baltimore. people in philadelphia held peace full protests in center city throughout the day yesterday. as the sun began to set the, the tensions began to rise. the crowd of protesters tried to force their way onto the vine street expressway. police did not let that happen. "nbc 10" was there as one person was taken into custody. you see that video there. now the march began at city hall where more than 600 people gathered to call attention to a racially charged debate in the wake of the death of freddie gray. >> they like to suppress what goes on in the system. we're not here for this today. >> i came out here because the tone has to change. >> the crowd marched for miles
at times bringing entire city blocks to a stand still blocking traffic. despite a few clashes no one was hurt and there were two arrests. meantime there are conflicting reports about what happened leading up to freddie gray's death. >> accords to the washington post donte allen rode in the van with gray but couldn't see gray because of a solid divider between them. our nbc station in baltimore reports gray was already unresponsive by the time allen was loaded into that van but alan insists he heard the banging. >> all i heard was a little banging for four seconds, a little banging, just little -- you know what i mean? boom, boom. just little banging. >> gray's autopsy report shows no evidence that he banged his body against anything on his own. gray died from a spinal injury a week after his arrest.
six officers involved are now suspended. new jersey state troopers will remain in baltimore until next week or maybe longer. yesterday governor christie extended their deployment. 150 troopers and police workers left mercer county for baltimore. they've been helping enforce the curfew there. pennsylvania state troopers are heading to baltimore to help. happening today, camden county is celebrating two years for its restructured police force. officials say the commitment to community policing has helped reduce violent crime in camden. there will be a public celebration at pine point park in north camden. a new safety policy borne out of a tragedy goes into effect today in gloucester county. they put a ruling in place requiring police cars that are going at least 20 miles an hour over the speed limit to use their lights and sirens. the policy comes after a franklin county police car hit
and killed a 10-year-old boy as he was crossing a road. a standoff ended late last night, and when it did police found a suspect dead and a woman wounded. the standoff played out for more than three hours at a town house in north wells. they swarmed the house after neighbors heard a burst of gunfire. a woman who was shot was like in the parking lot. witnesses say they saw a person run into the house. police surrounded the house and evacuated neighbors. >> two squad cars and they came down across the street from me with their guns drawn. next thing i know all hell broke loose. the police went into the home around 10:00 p.m. and they found the suspect dead. they haven't said how he died. the woman was air lifted to the hospital. no word yet on her condition. a judge will sentence a philadelphia man for killing and dismembering another man. keith tolbert pleaded guilty.
he and two prostitutes killed frank zarzicky during a robbery in 2013. police say tolbert cut up the body put the remains in a trash bag and tossed it into a schuylkill river. officials found the bag and called police. this former youth football coach facing sentencing today for child sex abuse. a philadelphia jury convicted leon watson jr. of assaulting five of his players and a developmentally disabled adult. watson used to coach the ron hurst raiders football team. police arrested him in 2013 after getting an anonymous tip he was abusing some boys on his team. 5:07 now. the eagles will enter round two with a new wide receiver in tow. here's roger goodell introducing the birds first round pick last night. >> with the 20th pick in the 2015 nfl draft the philadelphia eagles select nelson aguilar, wide receiver, usc.
>> there he is. nelson aguilar, the birds' 20th pick overall in the draft. he was southern california's leading receiver last year. he can also return kicks. >> before the draft that's the eagles fans yelling, do the deal. they wanted them to trade up to get oregon quarterback marcus mariota. chip kelly did talk with the tennessee titans about trading up. it wasn't very realistic. the price was too high. the eagles have the 20th selection in the second round of the draft tonight. "nbc 10" is your official station. the draft doesn't end until sunl. we'll have you covered on our post draft special. you'll hear exclusively from chip kelly and some of the eagles picks. eagles blueprint airs sunday may 3rd at 11:35 p.m.
now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 9 minutes after 5:00. getting a dry start for most of the area. i am tracking some showers to the south in central and southern delaware. not going to last all day. in fact most of the day will be dry yet cooler than yesterday with mostly cloudy skies. it's the weekend that's looking significantly warmer and dry as well. right now, 41 degrees in mount pocono. might see a few rain drops in the pocono mountains while northeast philadelphia and atlanta are likely to stay dry through the morning hours. little bit of a breeze blowing at the "nbc 10" studios. skies are starting to brighten. we will see some thin spots and get some sunshine. it won't be complete cloud cover. the rain quickly pushing to the south. it's starting to taper off even in southern delaware this morning. already dry in philadelphia. cape may saw some showers overnight. allentown, no rain just yet but just a slight chance of an isolated shower for the pocono
mountains, alan town and reading. clouds will break for some sunshine in atlantic city but more likely to see rain showers in cape may, dover and rehoboth linger into the afternoon hours. at least the chance will. westchester, philadelphia wilmington, 63 degrees this afternoon. that's ten degrees cooler than yesterday with mostly cloudy skies and just the chance of a late day shower. looking for warmer temperatures than this. you want to see the seven day when i come back in ten minutes. >> he gave us a peak earlier. it's looking nice joompt tengood. ten minutes after 5:00. >> good morning, everyone. 95 on cottman avenue through the work zone no problems really. as you can see, some road work happening on the left-hand lane. part of that left-hand shoulder blocked as well. that's the southbound side as well where it tends to pick up in volume. everything moving along fine.
drive times 12 minutes headed from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. no problems there. new jersey out on egg harbor township ocean heights is closed in both directions due to a fatal accident at english creek parkway. as we head out to delaware on 95 the drive times are free and in the clear as well. no problems if you're headed northbound from 295 to 495, 11 minutes and 10 minutes if you're headed southbound going the other direction. tracy, back over to you. 11 minutes after 5:00. we have new information about the recovery efforts following a deadly earthquake in nepal. plus, the local effort to help the survivors. fire forces people out of the restaurant. this morning we're learning more about how that fire started.
today bucks county cultural center is holding a fund-raiser for relief efforts following saturday's deadly earthquake in nepal. the fund-raiser will be at the cultural center in chalfont. this is new video from nepal where cleanup efforts are underway. they're clearing out rubble and debris from the buildings and homes destroyed by the quake. most of people in nepal have moved back indoors after sleeping outside for fear of after shocks, and listen to this. a 4-month-old is back with his family after rescuers pulled him from the rubble.
they heard the child and they were able to get to him. he only had a few scrapes and bruises. 6,000 people have died. a u.s. ebola clinic is closed in liberia. this comes after nearly all of the u.s. troops fighting that virus were withdrawn in february. that's because there was a sharp decline in the number of victims. right now liberia is conducting a 42-day countdown to be officially ebola free. well voters in new jersey appear to have made up their minds about embattled senator robert menendez. their verdict, guilty as charged. a new poll finds that more than half of the people surveyed believe menendez is guilty of corruption. 28% say it's very likely he's guilty. last month a federal grand jury indicted menendez and a friend on corruption charges. he's accused of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for political favors. just about 5:16. another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring officially in the decision 2016 presidential
race. vermont independent senator bernie sanders announced yesterday he'll make the run for the white house as a democrat. he joins hillary clinton in a race in which she is the heavy favorite. sanders kicked off his campaign with a blast against the rich. >> we can't continue having a nation in which we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any nation on earth at the same time we're seeing a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires. >> hillary clinton welcomes her first formal challenger and agrees that the focus of the race must be on helping america's middle class. three republicans are also in the race for president. texas senator ted cruz kentucky senator rand paul and florida senator marco rubio. 5:16. we have new information at a fire at the red stone american grill in burlington county. an "nbc 10" viewer showed us this video of flames shooting out of the roof of the restaurant. it's in the promenade in east ham township.
the fire started in the kitchen area we're told. there were people inside at the time. they all made it out safely. there's a lack of volunteer firefighters across the state of pennsylvania. state senator randy vilokovich says there are 50,000 volunteer firefighters in the state. 300,000 years ago. he says the state needs to come up with a strategy to boost those numbers. happening today the philadelphia streets department is warning drivers to expect some street closures and some parking restrictions through the city. now this is because of some street resurfacing projects taking place in several neighborhoods including olney, germantown university city center city in south philly. the work starts tonight and it's going to last until the end of june. definitely you'll want to notice construction cones and detours. >> don't forget about the race on sunday. there will be detours around that as well. let's get you to work on friday.
jessica boyington is in the traffic center. >> on the schuylkill expressway all clear. no problems. spring garden 12 minutes or under headed from the blue route to the vine street expressway. no problems headed eastbound or westbound. as we head forward to 422, you can see the same thing there. 9 minutes from 29 to 76. cheltenham as well dealing with hazardous road conditions. reports of that on east township line road and walker avenue. you want to use some caution when driving through. we'll check it in with new jersey turnpike coming up in 10. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> almost 19 minutes after 5:00. we're seeing temperatures fall this morning. it's going to be a cooler day. you will see some sunshine. not a lot, but just enough to warm us from 50 degrees this morning into the low 60s this afternoon. the pocono mountains, dry right
now. a view from blue mountain. maybe some showers during the day. the clouds are already in the mountains. we've seen a little isolated shower on the radar screen this morning. there it goes. just to the southwest of scranton. meantime to the south steadier rainfall is starting to push farther south. tapering off in dover and now lewis and milton seeing the rainfall end. the showers are going to be on and off during the morning hours. there is a chance that you'll see an afternoon shower in philadelphia, but most of the day it's going to look like this. mostly cloudy. some thinning of the clouds. we might see a hint of sunshine especially to start with. the clouds aren't going to clear out today. this system will linger into late this afternoon and tonight but the steadier rain and the heavier rain should stay well clear of our area. mostly cloudy day. cooler. an isolated shower is possible. 60s for today. the warmup comes this weekend. as the clouds thin out, 73
degrees tomorrow afternoon. after morning low very close to where we are today. but sunday 57 degrees in the morning for the blue cross broad street run and near 80 with sunny skies in the afternoon. monday, tuesday we'll be into the 80s. summer like conditions and a chance we'll see a shower westerns staying warm thursday. >> and bill says good weather, too, for the kentucky derby. festivities are underway for tomorrow's derby. you're looking here at the annual pegasus parade yesterday in louisville. 21 horses will run for the roses at churchill downs. live coverage of the 21st kentucky derby will begin tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on "nbc 10." we've been telling you all week about riots and unrest that have broken out following the death of freddie gray the man injured in police custody. this morning a benefit of sorts is emerging from the chaos in baltimore. an organization is seeing a surge that want to set a good example for troubled teens. and a run away on the
runway. coming up in the next half hour an unusual security breach at an airport in florida. a part of what standardized tests don't measure, very frankly they don't measure the diligence, the potential passion of a student. so it's really a measure of how adept you are to working out a problem quickly. but what if you're brilliant and it might take you twenty minutes, but you can figure out something if you were just given time to do it and show real brilliance. is that a real measure of ability and intelligence? what you can do in one minute on a problem? get out of here.
5:23. we're shaping up starting off cooler than we were yesterday. this is a nice look at the museum out there. 49 degrees. it will be cooler today. boy, we are in for a nice warmup over the weekend. meteorologist bill henley is back in a moment with a look at temps that could reach the 80s later on. if you're looking for work
here's a heads up. two job fairs. pa career link and the montgomery county commerce department are hosting their eighth annual job fair. that happens at the sheraton valley forge hotel in king of prussia. nearly 400 people came out looking for work. there's a job fair for veterans at rowan county college in gloucester county. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. electric car maker tesla wants to bring its battery testing technology to homes and businesses. kate rogers is here with that story in the cnbc business news center. kate, tell us more. >> that's right. temple unveiled a new product called tesla energy. there's a home battery that can capture and store solar energy during the day to be used av the sun goes down. the battery is available to ship for $3,000. it was used to power last night's press event.
u.s. stock ended the month of april on a negative note. the dow dropped 200 points to end with just a .18% gain. it is basically flat for the year. the s&p 500 dropped 21 points and the nasdaq fell 82. today's futures are pointing to a higher open to kick off may. back over to you. >> kate rogers with cnbc. thanks. have a nice weekend. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. >> we just dropped into the 40s. 49 degrees at "nbc 10." a cooler day is ahead and a mostly cloudy day though you may see some breaks of sunshine. look in the distance. this is a live view from cape may. puddles on beach avenue. some breaks of sunshine as we get closer to sunrise. sun is coming up just after 6:00 this morning. heading out the door right now, get a traffic update for you from the first alert traffic center from jessica boyington. >> around bell mawr that's what we're looking at.
no problems northbound or southbound. i am getting word of an accident in radner resulting in a close down. i'll tell you where that is coming up. >> reporter: i'm matt delucia live in olney. we'll have thousands of runners out here including one who says this run really helped to change his life. we'll hear from him next. there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them. (music) hey! let me help with that. oh, thank you! (music)
this is "nbc 10 news." when do we want it? >> now. >> a call for justice during a mostly peaceful protest this morning. the streets are clear and the crowds that came out said they will keep fighting for change. this weekend runners will pound the pavement in the annual blue cross broad street run. whether you're running, watching, just trying to avoid a traffic jam, you can count on "nbc 10" to prepare for race day. a cooler start as we head into race day. there will be a mix of sun and clouds. there is better weather on the way. just in time for the weekend conveniently. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. >> let's begin with meteorologist bill henley and the first alert forecast. it's cooler. >> a little cooler this morning. it will be about ten degrees cooler this afternoon. we will see less sunshine today, but we will get some. see the clouds over the link. there are some thin spots.
won't clear out completely but we will still see the temperatures climb. at this hour the numbers are coming down. 50 degrees in philadelphia. pottstown 47. along with northeast philadelphia at the airport. roxborough. showers to the south. they're going to be lingering to the south. still a possibility of scattered showers in south jersey and in delaware. and just a slight chance of an isolated shower during the day in other locations. lows for the day, it will be dry. get clouds and sunshine at 7:00. by 10:00, 56 degrees. cloudy skies. 1:00 afternoon temperatures will be in the lower 60s with winds out of the northeast just 11 miles an hour. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood with the forecast. back in ten minutes. friday morning. time to get a traffic report from jessica boyington. jesse. >> good morning, everyone. happy friday. we're dealing with king of