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cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. today and another warmup with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> good morning, tracy. in the 70s yesterday afternoon with clouds and some scattered showers. showers are out of the picture, the clouds are thinning out and we will see 80s later on today. live view of center city looking across the delaware. nice and dry and cooler up to 15 degrees cooler this morning. northeast philadelphia, is at 55 degrees. down to 51 in mount holly, trenton in the low 50s. still holding at 60 degrees in wilmington and still time for that temperature to drop as well. but that's the only thing that will be dropping during the day. no sign of any rain. northeast winds at 4 miles an hour. 7:00 we'll stay light as we go into the early afternoon hours. temperatures that will be changing considerably. up to 75 degrees and still climbing at 1:00 this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's check in with jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center and see what's happening traffic wise. good morning. >> good morning, bill. good morning, everyone.
we spoke too soon and said it was early for volume. looking at 95 approaching girard avenue in the southbound lanes where the drive times are really being affected by an accident. taking out the two left-hand lanes. you can see a crew on the scene trying to get that cleaned up and out of the way as one lane squeezes by. now we're down to 19 minutes already and it's early for that. headed southbound from woodhaven road towards the vine street expressway a slow trip beyond that. us out the door to 422 things looking great there as well. eastbound that's generally where it jams up in the early parts of the morning from 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway towards the king of prussia area, about 9 minutes doing just as well on the westbound side. as we head forward to our area bridges no problems really or delays anywhere. but still dealing with ongoing construction on the ben franklin bridge. we're using one right-hand lane westbound in philadelphia. tracy? >> we're following breaking news right now. a philadelphia police officer was hurt on his way to a call. it happened when a car collided with the patrol vehicle.
nbc 10's matt delucia is live on scene in southwest philadelphia. matt, part of the road there has reopened, any idea when the scene will be cleared? >> well at this point, tracy, still working on that. police have been able to get woodland avenue here reopened to traffic within the past 35 minutes. and that will allow some of the vehicles to get through as well as the septa trolleys. behind me again you can see there is still a scene right there. they were able to get one of the vehicles up on to a tow truck, that would be the civilian vehicle. over to the left you can see that police officer there by that suv, that was the other vehicle that was involved in the crash. you also see that traffic light that was knocked over as a result. now this happened a little before 3:00 this morning. nbc 10 first on the scene. accident investigators have been out here taking pictures of the scene, marking the area and i'm told that the officer was responding to a call for a woman screaming for help at the time. the officer, police say, had emergency lights on went through the intersection and
t-boned. the crash sent the police suv into the light pole knocking down the traffic light and the officer injured his hand in the process. may also have a concussion. so he's at the hospital right now. there were three people in the other car, including a child. they were taken to presbyterian hospital as well for observation. the injuries are not considered to be life threatening, but again, we'll take one more live look out here at the scene. see there's still a lot of debris out there on the sidewalk and the road. they actually threw some sand down at the intersection here to clean up some of the oil and gas from the civilian vehicle on the tow truck right now. again, still some work left to be done here at 58th street but woodland avenue is reopened. and we're going to stay out here on the scene until this is entirely cleaned up and the entire area is back up and reopened but they're about to pull away with the civilian vehicle right now. shouldn't be too much longer. we'll keep you posted here as well as with first alert traffic. now we're live in southwest philadelphia matt delucia nbc 10 news. >> thanks.
also flu from overnight a person was hurt and two others shaken up in a crash on roosevelt boulevard in olney. it happened in the southbound lanes near matcher street around 11:30. police say one car clipped another before crossing the median and smashing into the tree. the driver of that first car had head and neck injuries. a woman and a toddler in the other car were taken to the hospital as a precaution. also new from overnight, a 19-year-old is in critical condition after being shot near came brie ya and indiana avenue in kensington. investigators found more than a dozen shell casings from two guns and say that indicates a shoot-out likely happened. police are looking for the other gunmen who was not there when they got there. breaking news from overnight, out of the midwest, where tornadoes and heavy rain roared through several states causing damage and injuries. look at this storm chaser video here. one of the twisters in kansas. it touched down just south of the city. snapping trees and power lines. also this morning, oklahoma,'s governor is about to declare a
state of emergency. there's a lot of damage in and around oklahoma cityp. tornadoes flattened a self-storage facility. the wind damaged a trailer park where officials say at least a dozen people were hurt and taken to hospitals. and the storms that produced those tornadoes also brought some heavy rain to that region. some areas reported getting up to 9 inches over several hours. a flash flood emergency is in effect in the oklahoma city area. now to a developing story, police continue to search for a teen robbery suspect who escaped from custody in west philadelphia. police say a private prisoner transport company was taking 16-year-old hasheem singletary to a police station last night. he jumped out of the back of the car at 55th and cedar. he was hand cuffed. he's the suspect in two gunpoint robberies that happened in university city in february. last night his mother made this plea to her son. >> i love you. i want you to turn yourself in. it's going to be all right.
it's enough you didn't hurt nobody you didn't kill anyone. we want this over. i want you home honey, please. >> when singletary escaped he had his happeneds cuffed in front of him, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black pants and dark blue stripe on the side and blue shoes. if you see him call police. jury deliberations will begin today in the corruption trial of six former philadelphia narcotics officers. only one of the defendants took the stand during the trial and he denied charges his squad regularly stole cash and drugs suspects over a number of years. prosecutors built their case on the testimony of suspected drug dealers and one ex-officer who has pleaded guilty. also happening today, a philadelphia woman accused of trying to help isis is expected to be in court. keyana thomas faces arraignment this morning. a federal grand jury indicted her last month on charges she tried to aid a foreign terrorist organization. prosecutors say thomas who called herself the young lioness on social media planned to
supply to spain in hoping of reaching syria to fight with isis. prosecutors say a talented young doctor begged for her life as an exterminator strangled her in her home. the murder trial of jason smith will continue in philadelphia. police say he confessed to killing dr. ketunuti during an argument about his exterminating work. smith's attorneys asked the judge to throw out the confession saying it was coerced. the judge refused and allowed the prosecution to show graphic pictures of the crime scene. ketunuti was a pediatrician at children's hospital of philadelphia. prosecutors described her in court as a talented researcher who saved children's lives but couldn't save herself. this morning, a 16-year-old is recovering after being shot in the leg. officials say the teen left chester high school early yesterday on his own accord. he was shot about four blocks away from the school at tenth street and concord avenue in chester. police have not found the shooter. we have new surveillance pictures of men wanted for placing a skimming device at an
ocean county atm. we told you about the story. the pictures taken last weekend at the ocean first bank on chambers road. anyone with information should call police. and we have new information now on the latest court appeal by former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. yesterday his new lawyer called for his child sex abuse convictions to be thrown out. the lawyer blames pretile publicity, leaks and an unprepared defense team. state prosecutors are reviewing the lawyer's position. sandusky is serving 30 to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing ten boys. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> eight minutes after 5:00. a cool start. really pleasant outside this morning. no wind here at nbc 10 and just a few scattered clouds overhead no sign of any showers. 55 degrees right now in allentown, northeast philadelphia millville, with a few thin clouds in the area that are already thinning out in the
pocono mountains. the french manor, see sunshine there, into the 70s in the mountains which likely means the rest of the area is going to be looking at temperatures near or just above the 80 degree mark. radar completely dry. the showers moved out overnight so if you're moving out the door, yes, we'll get a cool start but look at theqcço warmup for redding, quaker town and allentown. some thin clouds but enough sunshine to warm trenton up to 80 degrees along with mount holly, norristown 81 degrees today. along the coastline cooler for rehoboth and atlantic city and on the beach in cape may but at the airport inland doesn't take much of a change move inland to see the warmer temperatures. 80 for cape may and vineland up to 80 degrees this afternoon. sunshine, thin clouds that's it. no sign of any rain clouds. 79 degrees in westchester, drexel hill 82 and 80 degrees. things will get warmer as we head into the weekend. seven-day forecast when i come
back in ten minutes. now it's time to check in with nbc 10's jessica boyington. >> what are you seeing on the roads? >> what we're seeing is an accident clearing out of the way on 95. definitely good news there. just a little bit earlier, in the morning we had a crash right here approaching girard avenue on the southbound side. you can see just cleared out of the way. so some small residual delays there, about 21 minutes now. it's early for that headed southbound from woodhaven towards the vine street expressway. and on the schuylkill expressway, no problems there if you're headed westbound, eastbound into the center city area only about a 13 minute trip. as for mass transit no problems there as well. no reported delays for septa, new jersey transit or the patco speed line. a crash out in mayfair, details in 10. soon to be 7, the race for the white house is set to expand again. we'll introduce you to the next republican candidate expected to throw his hat into the ring. >> and if you have bad allergies this time of year you can thank the trees and the grass for
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announce his presidential bid this month. santorum finished second to eventual republican nominee mitt romney in 2012. earlier this week former arkansas governor mike huckabee former hewlett-packard carly fiorina and retired neurosurgeon ben carson got into the race. senators ted cruz rand paul marco rubio, are also running for the gop nomination. now on the democratic side former secretary of state hillary clinton and vermont senator bernie sanders have both declared they're running for president. meantime new jersey governor chris christie will be in new hampshire today as he moves forward with a possible presidential bid and plans to visit a drug treatment center in new hampshire and the keynote speaker at a republican dinner that follows last week's indictments in the jersey jam bridge scandal. two people with ties to christie were indicted and in other words pleaded guilty from charges stemming to a scheme that shut down lanes on the george washington bridge. 5:14. happening today in new orleans,
millionaire robert durst is expected to enter a plea on federal gun charges. his arraignment on the charges is linked to a murder in los angeles he's accused of committing. the judge in new orleans will also hold a hearing on two louisiana gun charges to which durst has pleaded not guilty. today in new york a group supporting convicted police killer mumia abu ja mall will call for an outside medical team to treat him in prison. they will deliver a letter to tom wolf. the group wants outside doctors to diagnose and treat his diabetes and eczema. he is serving a life sentence for murdering philadelphia police officer daniel faulkner in 1981. a new jersey lawmaker is introduced a bill to change the way police related deaths are handled in new jersey. assembly woman sheila oliver wants to remove local prosecutors from any case of a death caused by an officer. the attorney general would take over the investigation. this bill comes after cases in ferguson, missouri and new york
city where unarmed black men died at the hands of police. gabrielle giffords will be in delaware this morning pushing for tougher gun control laws. she was shot in the head in 2011. today she's announcing her support of a proposal that would require anyone under a restraining order to turn over their firearms immediately. a bill that would soften the penalties for carrying small amounts of marijuana is closer to becoming law in delaware. the bill cleared a legislative panel yesterday and is haeaded to the house for a vote. it would make possession of an ounce or less a civil offense with $100 fine. smoking drugs in public or in a vehicle would be 2 hnd fine or five days in jail. does this sound like someone you know? watery itchy eyes allergies here. it is allergy season and if you think things are worse this spring you're probably right. katy zachry is live in center city to explain why.
why are it seems like allergies worse this season in. >> don't they? everyone you ask will say that. chris, you know full well, we went from a rainy cool april to a very warm summer like may and because of that there has been an explosion of pollen levels from the grass and the trees specifically. specifically this year i didn't think i had them before and then again yesterday when i was out it was really bad and i couldn't keep it together for my run halfway through started sneezing. >> many of us have been there. you do not have to look hard to see the pollen on car hoods and other surfaces. some people who have never had sensitivity before are suffering this spring because levels are so high. now symptoms include red itchy watery eyes runny nose post nasal drips and headaches. an allergy expert says after you've been outside take off the clothing because it's likely covered with pollen wash your face especially your mouth and eyes and also use natural tears to flush your eyes of pollen and
irritants that you have gathered there. for 6:15 working on a story about when finally there will be some relief but first, let's check in with meteorologist bill henley because you have an idea of how high the pollen is going to be today, though. >> examining back in the area over the next couple days. nice and low yesterday with the rain but today, tomorrow right on too the weekend, the pollen level forecast is for the pollen to climb. it's the oak and the birch that is going to be at the highest levels on sunday afternoon. coming in with a higher humidity. and there's a chance we'll see some showers today the wind is so light doesn't look like it's going to be a problem and it won't -- you won't see the wafts of pollen blowing past us. northeast philadelphia is calm. watch as the five mile an hour in breeze at philadelphia international and wilmington too. scattered clouds of rain out of the picture for today and helps
tamp down the pollen yesterday. it is producing clouds to the south giving us the scattered high clouds right now. the rain clouds will stay to the south so the pollen the next few days will be on the increase. the forecast for today, calling for a warmer day, partly sunny, warm, the winds will stay light. 3 to 8 miles an hour. warm into the upper 70s and low 80s. tomorrow the temperatures go higher, 85 degrees. after a morning low of 61. the humidity stays low again today and tomorrow. but that changes over the weekendp. and that could lead to a pop-up shower saturday, sunday even an isolated thunderstorm is a possibility. we're not looking at all day rainfall here. most of the day the area will be dry. 84 on saturday. up to 87 degrees on sunday. and staying warm as we head into next week. a better chance we'll see some showers and thunderstorms pop up monday and tuesday. we should be in the 70s this time of year. that's where we'll be wednesday with a breezy day and lots of sunshine. >> look at those 80s. that's incredible.
it is about 20 minutes past 5:00 right now. check your ride to work. >> a couple accidents pop up recently. jessica boyington will let us know if it's anything serious. >> what we're looking at right now is a individual from an accident scene out in tacony. see police activity on the scene, an overturned vehicle in the area. this izs is at charles street. we're hearing the vehicle was driving down charles street overturned after hitting several parked cars. one person also being taken to the hospital from this scene. the police activity on the scene, accident investigation around the area go over to our maps and show you how to get around that. again charles street. you want to take frankfurt avenue to get by that scene for the time being. we'll keep you updated on the cleanup of the scene as well. head out the door to 95 around girard avenue drive times back down. definitely a good thing. earlier accident tying things up on the southbound side. you can see 15 minutes headed
southbound from woodhaven towards the vine street expressway. taking a check on 202, drive times free and in the clear. 10 or 11 minutes northbound or southbound from 30 up towards the schuylkill expressway. mass transit doing fine this morning. great alternate if you want to take the new jersey transit with the patco speed line. >> philadelphia's highest civic honor. susan and ralph roberts and kenny gamble received the philadelphia award at the national constitution center last night. ralph roberts the founder of comcast nbc 10. his wife is actress tv show and philanthropist susan roberts. kenny gamble of international records along with his partner leon. a student with a needle leads to a warning. the warning out to parents out to a local middle school after a student stuck several classmates with a needle. a cheaper choice for healthy foods. the experts at cnbc will walk us through whole foods plan to lure in budget conscious customers.
a woman who police describe as a serial stowaway has again tried to board a flight without a ticket. something the 63-year-old woman has done successfully at least three times. chicago police arrested her in late april when she tried to board a flight at midway airport and she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. sunday police busted her at a checkpoint near midway. a grocery store chain taking heat for higher prices is offering an alternative.
this morning's cnbc news. tell us more landon. >> hey tracy, good morning. whole foods has earned the nickname whole paycheck as we know for high prices but now the company plans to open a chain of smaller, lower priced stores next year aimed at younger bargain conscious shoppers and also trader's joe which opened a store near whole food's headquarters in texas. there could be more red arrows at the opening bell after stocks fell for a second day on wednesday. investors reacting to comments from fed chair janet yellen who said the market valuations may be a bit too high right now. we get data on filings for unemployment and consumer credit. the nasdaq down to 4919. back to you. >> see you tomorrow. now your nbc 15 first alert weather. >> no showers but we have clouds moving through. thin clouds that will be thinning out. that's a dramatic view from high
atop the comcast center in center city. it is cooler this morning, comfortable outside, currently it's 58 degrees at 5:26. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. what's going on? >> good morning, bill. good morning everyone. we're looking right now at route 202 at pay owely pike. see northbound no problems there. i am monitoring an accident out in tacony and will give you alternates to get around the accident investigation scene at 5:30. we'll be right back.
tornado outbreak in the midwest -- nbc 10 breaking news. several stories this morning. in the past 30 minuteses this individual of a car flipping over right there. it's what happened right after the crash that has police looking for someone. also breaking from overnight, cars smashed up and a traffic light knocked to the ground. a crash in southwest philadelphia that sent a police officer to the hospital. severe weather strikes the midwest, flipping cars and striking homes. we're pulling together video as dozens of tornadoes touched down in three states. right here calm skies and a cooler start but warmer temperatures are right around the corner right in time for the weekend. >> perfect. >> good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news. i'm tracy davidson.
>> i'm chris cato. begin with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. a little cooler this morning. >> mess the, out to 15 degrees cooler compared to yesterday. feel the difference as you head out the door. humidity lower, still clouds overhead but no sign of any rain. the radar shows we are completely dry. a live view of the first alert radar should stay dry during the day today and the temperatures will be warmer even though we're getting a cooler start. 59 degrees at philadelphia international, but low 50s in mount holly, dropped to 51 and now 55 in allentown. cool start and with those clouds around we'll see some sunshine filtered to begin with but the clouds thinning out by 1:00 this afternoon, bright sunshine skies and 75 degrees while the wind stays light. we'll go go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i come back in ten minutes. see what's up with the roads. a few problems this morning. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> good morning. a few problems is right. we're in the