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we're live with more on that effort and on the ongoing investigation. >> we are tracking some showers and warmer temperatures for your weekend. here's a live look outside over center city. we'll see some sunshine today. good morning. welcome back to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. i listened closely to the forecast. i took in the baseball game saw all nine innings. bill was down there. talk about the first alert forecast for today. >> perfect day for a ball game yesterday. today less sunshine. it's the weekend that could see showers and possibly thunderstorms. we're seeing a light breeze blowing. live view from center city at the lowe's hotel. what's on the way for the weekend. left side of the screen moving into northwestern ohio. we have most of the day today to enjoy the dry weather. first showers are likely overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. so in spite of the clouds that are moving through the area right now as you can see by this
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live view we will see temperatures climb. 67 at 11:00 with sunshine breaking through the clouds at 2:00. that's when the temperatures will really start to climb. 73 degrees at 2:00 and we could see a few areas in the upper 70s this afternoon. i'll show you where to expect that with the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast in ten minutes. it's a friday morning. let's see how the commute is rolling along. jessica boyington and the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> bill we're monitoring an accident on 95 right past woodhaven road. it's pushed over into the left-hand shoulder. police activity on the scene there. slow go by the scene. out for the stotesbury cup regatta, kelley drive will be closed. take the schuylkill expressway to get through. black horse pike no problems. headed southbound you can see through the work zone. not active. 12 minutes southbound from route 38 up towards the black horse
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pike at that point. as for mass transit, amtrak still suspended service from philadelphia into new york city and modified service between washington and philadelphia. we'll check in with septa and see how that's doing coming up. this breaking news. the king of the blues has died. famed guitarist bb king died in his sleep at his las vegas home early this morning our time. 12:40 to be exact. king told -- sold millions of records and was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. the 15-time grammy winner suffered from diabetes and had been in declining health during the past year and so his beloved guitar known affection nately as lucille has been forever silenced. bb king was 89 years old. it's 6:02. sky force 10 is live over the site of the deadly derailment in
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philadelphia's port richmond section. for the first time getting a look at the site this morning and all the cars are gone. crews are transporting the last two rail cars to the amtrak yard in bear delaware. the other five cars are there being analyzed as part of the federal investigation. nbc 10e's matt delucia is live in port richmond. matt, what can you tell us? >> reporter: tracy, as you mentioned, the last of the rail cars has been removed from the scene. now we're seeing more of an effort to get the tracks back up in working order. hindes me behind me you can see that effort. we're going to take a look at sky force 10 live over the area. more than 56 hours after this crash the ntsb says investigators are still looking at the trainee vent-- train event recorder. they're looking at the braking system and front facing camera installed on the train. there is good quality video leading up to the point of derailment when the train tilts to the right and the recording goes black.
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as of right now we are waiting for the engineer who has agreed to be interviewed by investigators in the next couple of days. >> our big priority is to continue to analyze the event data recorder. we want to be able to schedule interviews with people who are on that train. those types of things are what we want to do. eventually we'll do a break check. >> frankford avenue and wheatsheaf still a hot bed area. activity throughout the night here. the site has been released back to amtrak. there's a lot of work going on now as you saw in the sky force video to get the tracks restored and service back up. i'm matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." meantime commuters in philadelphia and across the northeast corridor feeling the effects of the amtrak shutdown.
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this video showing the crowds at penn station in new york. here at home frustrations are still high as travelers try to navigate all the changes. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is live at 30 street station to tell us when things could get back to normal for commuters. katy, what can you tell us? >> high, vai. we're hearing from the president and ceo of amtrak. regular service between philadelphia and new york could be restored as early as monday. you can see in just this hour alone there are 4 canceled trains. however, some good news to report. crews at the derailment site are making progress. now from sky force 10 we saw them hauling in new sections of track on thursday. they didn't don't expect the stretch track to be restored until monday. from philadelphia south to washington d.c. trains are running on a modified schedule.
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now septa's trenton line that has been canceled since late tuesday because it shares the same track as amtrak's northeast corridor. i just got off the phone with the septa spokesperson who tells me they have no time line for when that will be restored. good news greyhound buses have added 10 to help accommodate travelers. reporting live at 30th street station, katy zachry "nbc 10 news." pennsylvania senator bob casey seen here touring the crash site on wednesday. plans to visit victims at temple university hospital a little later this morning. under a dozen derailment victims remain at temple. most of them are listed in critical condition. six to be exact with more surgeries that are planned. all are expected, however to recover. today funeral services will be held on long island for the 20-year-old midshipman killed in the derailment. justin zemser was a second year
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student traveling to annapolis. last night in brooklyn there was a vigil for dr. griffin. he was one of eight people who died. you see seven of them here. the eighth was an italian national visiting the states on business. now in the last 24 hours we've learned more about some of the victims. laura finamore worked in corporate real estate. she texted her mom when she got on the train. the last the family lived from her. bob gildersleeve lived outside of baltimore. they circulated his picture hoping he was just missing. coming up at 6:15 the first victim announces plans to file a lawsuit. christina regusters could get up to life in prison when she's sentenced today. the jury convicted her of taking a 5-year-old girl from school in
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cobbs creek in 2013 and sexually assaulting her at a nearby home. somebody found the child the next day at a playground in upper darby. this man faces sentencing today for robbing and raping a woman in philadelphia. a jury convicted rasthick smith of several crimes. it happened near the market east station now known as jefferson station. smith and his victim tried to get into the subway. then the attack happened shortly after that. this morning, six philadelphia police officers are in the clear after being acquitted of corruption charges. yesterday a federal grand jury found the officers -- the federal jury found the officers not guilty on all charges. the six were part of a narcotics undercover squad. the officers got hugs and congratulations outside the courthouse in center city. they were accused of planting evidence roughing people up and lying to win convictions.
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the officers were suspended without pay. at least one of them said they'll try and get reinstated. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 9 minutes after 6:00. the sun has been up for a good 20 minutes. seeing lots of clouds move through the area. moving in overnight. they'll stay with us for much of the morning. there will be some breaks of sunshine. you'll see more sunshine this afternoon. still cool today. it's the weekend that will be summer like with temperatures into the 80s. with summer like conditions comes the chances of summer like scattered showers and possibly thunderstorms both saturday and sunday. right now though sunshine and 47 in allentown. 51 now in northeast philadelphia and atlantic city is 50 degrees. we will see temperatures climbing back into the 70s this afternoon. this is the mostly cloudy view from lake wallenpaupack in the pocono mountains. a few breaks in the clouds. more sunshine will come through in the afternoon hours. that's when we'll really see a
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bump in the clouds. the clouds are thicker in central pennsylvania. the clouds will move through the area. we'll see some clearing. that's when we'll get a lot of sunshine this afternoon to see the big warmup. how warm you ask? hour by hour future weather and the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling for 70 degrees mount pocono upper 70s for allentown and reading. sunshine breaking through, 76 for trenton, mount holly and norris town today. at the shore, low to mid 70s. a bit warmer for rehoboth. southwesterly wind and northerly wind. the wind will be light anywhere from 5 to 10 miles an hour. the temperatures will be mild. 75 for westchester, wilmington and swedesboro. look at the heat up. 80s for saturday and sunday. partly sunny skies. yes, there will be scattered clouds and thunderstorms. we'll take a look at the hour by hour future weather to expect
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the storms when i come back in a few minutes. >> it is uncanny how bill reads my mind. i was wondering, how hot is it going to be? he tells us. the stotesbury regatta. >> jessica boyington, what are you watching now? >> looking live right now so far guys at route 422 around 29. starting to gather in a little bit of volume in the normal spots, that's east bouchbd. eastbound headed towards the schuylkill expressway. in o problems from 29 to the schuylkill. we do have an accident on 95 southbound around woodhaven road. tow truck just got to the scene there. police activity. that's pushed over to the left-hand side. slow going by that scene now. for an update on mass transit, new jersey transit atlantic city airline. good thing from cherry hill into philadelphia. no problems.
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small residual delays. we'll check in where the regatta is and what it's closing down. 12 minutes past 6:00. we're following breaking news in a missing marine helicopter. plus new information about this deadly train crash two years ago in new york city. find out who will not be facing charges.
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6:15. breaking news from overseas this morning. nepal's army says a rescue helicopter spotted the wreckage in the mountains of kathmandu. the rescue team found three bodies near the crash site. six u.s. marines and soldiers from nepal were on board that chopper when it vanished on tuesday for a mission to help
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quake victims. here at home sky force 10 is live over the site of the deadly derailment at port richmond. for the first time we're getting a look at the site for all the rail cars now gone. here's the latest. crews are moving the last two rail cars. they've been removed from the site. they're on their way to the amtrak yard in bear delaware for analysis. they're not clear why the train sped up to more than 100 miles in the final minute before it derailed at the curve. eight people died in the crash. we want to take you through the time line. the speed limit on the tracks leading up to the curve is posted at 80 miles an hour. that limit slows to 50 in the curve. but in the minute or so before the crash the amtrak train sped up to 106 miles an hour. that's when the engineer slammed on the breaks but obviously it was too late. amtrak worker filed a first lawsuit connected to the crash. bruce phillips was in one of the
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rear krars in the train. the ballad cynwyd law center that represents him says he received multiple injuries and they're seeking $150,000. >> wanted to try to get this in the court as soon as possible so that not only we can get this matter resolved hopefully quickly, but so he can go on with his life as well. >> amtrak tells us it does not comment on pending litigation. >> meantime we have new information on a 2013 commuter train crash in new york city. the engineer who fell asleep at the controls will not face criminal charges. the metro-north derailment killed four people. federal investigators said the engineer engineer dozed off because he suffered from an undiagnosed sleep disorder. >> 6:00 hour, 6:17. when volume starts to build up. we have an accident on i-95 that
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we haven't checked in on. >> "nbc 10's" first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has an update. >> we'll start off on the schuylkill expressway. starting to build in some volume. still quiet around montgomery drive. 13 minutes on the schuylkill to center city area. no real problems yet. that's definitely a good thing. heading out to 95 where the accident scene is kind of starting to clear out of the way. there is a tow truck on the scene. police officers there as well around woodhaven road on the southbound side. slow going by the scene. do use some caution if you're traveling through the area. the stotesbury cup regatta is closing kelley drive. today and tomorrow take the schuylkill expressway. amtrak dealing with suspension between philadelphia and new york city and modified service between washington and philadelphia. we'll check in with the rest of mass transit coming up. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
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an hour and 41 minutes before the beginning of the stotesbury. this will be a busy scene, the schuylkill river for today. the good news for the rowers we have clouds coming in. it won't heat up very quickly today and the wind is light, too. they won't have to battle the wind. a southwesterly 3-mile-an-hour wind this morning. clouds over philadelphia international and 57 degrees. the temperature is now going up in spite of the clouds. look at woodlock. the summer beach chairs are up and waiting for some activity. i expect that will happen this weekend as it will warm into the 80s even into the pocono mountains this weekend. sunshine this afternoon. cool temperatures will start to ease. some of the chilliest readings in chester county. 41 in glen more and phoenixville is at 45 degrees. it's a cool start. a little bit chilly. just like yesterday we'll see that coolness disappear as we go into the afternoon and see 70s.
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what we won't see in spite of the clouds is any activity on the radar screen today. that changes from this system moving in late tonight. overnight we could see the first showers in the area. not today. partly sunny skies this afternoon. the clouds will be thinning out later in the afternoon. the humidity low. in the 70s. heading for the 80s for saturday and sunday. partly sunny skies. 85 on saturday with a best chance of seeing scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours but there is a possibility of a little activity saturday morning. that chance is back on sunday. high of 86 degrees. then the summer like temperatures take a break for monday. mild one. dry, too, 75 degrees. chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm back on tuesday. 20 minutes past 6:00. no more money for pensions. new jersey governor chris christie is standing by his decision not to make a full
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payment for the employee pension fund. new move to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. voters could have a say on the november ballot.
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just about 6:25. sky force 10 has launched. it's hovering live over the site of the deadly derailment in philadelphia's port richmond section. you see workers still down there. this morning for the very first time we'll see all of the seven rail cars from the crash scene are gone. no longer there. crews transporting the last two of the seven cars to the amtrak yard in bear delaware. federal investigators will analyze all seven of the cars. meanwhile, new jersey governor chris christie is defending his decision to scale back payments. christie discussed the topic
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yesterday. he said the state can't afford to pay more than $3 billion that was agreed to during a 2011 pension overhaul. the state supreme court is considering whether the state is obligated to still make those payments. the push to get the minimum wage increased to $15 an hour in philadelphia got a boost from the city council member. according to council member johnson announced a decision to put the issue before voters. even if it's passed by voters council and mayor nutter it's not binding. it urges state officials to pass a $15 minimum wage. advocates say the vote would gauge support of the pay increase. good morning, everyone. i'm jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're looking live right now on 95 around girard avenue. headlights headed southbound where you can see starting to slow down quite a bit. 22 minutes from woodhaven road up towards the vine street
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expressway. still monitoring that accident scene. slow go on 95 southbound past woodhaven road. tow truck on the scene. the accident should be cleared out of the way soon. we can expect residual delays. a disabled vehicle montgomery county. for now we'll send it over to bill henley for the weekend forecast. >> jessica, some changes ahead for the weekend. we're seeing the first changes today in the live view from center city. those are clouds moving into the area overnight. they'll be moving through. we'll still get some sunshine today. it won't be the brilliantly clear skies we saw. the temperatures, 40s and 50s. airport, 52 in wilmington philadelphia international 56 down to 51 in roxborough. >> reporter: i'm matt delucia. the train is gone but the investigation continues. more live pictures from the ground and the sky.
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what we've learned about the investigation when "nbc 10 news" comes right back.
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"nbc 10" breaking news. this morning we're remembering a music legend. we're following breaking news about the death of b.b. king. and here is a live look from sky force 10 over the scene of the deadly derailment. overnight the final cars were removed. now we're learning what's next in the investigation. and we're tracking some weekend showers and summer like temperatures. the first sunshine for your friday. here's a live look at citizens bank park where the phillies split their four games with the pittsburgh pirates and they begin a series with the diamondbacks tonight. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news" this morning.
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i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. friday it will be sunny. meteorologist bill henley that sounds good. >> the sunshine this afternoon looks good. clouds moving through the area. don't worry about the weekend showers with the clouds we have today. it will hold off until we get to saturday and sunday. not expecting an all day rain. i am expecting great weather for the stotesbury. live from boat house row. be watching the showers move into the area tomorrow. right now the radar is completely clear so you'll have a dry day for river races today. but tomorrow you see the showers on the left side of your screen. those are a possibility during the day tomorrow. but won't be all day rainfall. we will see today the clouds thin out. the morning clouds will start to break later this morning. that's when the temperatures climb to 67 degrees. 73 degrees, lots of sunshine at 2:00. really nice afternoon ahead. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's check in with first alert traffic reporter
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jessica boyington, see how that friday is moving along. good morning, jessica. >> good morning, bill. good news on friday. not a whole lot facing your commute so far. out on the vine street expressway around eighth street you can see under 3 minutes eastbound or westbound. not a whole lot of volume moving through the area as well. out in plymouth a disabled vehicle on ridge pike and the blue route path. watch out for that here. the rest of the drive times starting to slow down in a little bit southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. 25 minutes. 16 minutes if you're on the schuylkill headed eastbound to center city. no problems on the blue route. mass transit, new jersey transit, atlantic city rail line has resumed service from cherry hill into philadelphia. the septa trenton line is still suspended this morning. . ♪ ♪ we are following breaking news this morning in the music world. blues icon b.b. king has died.
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"nbc 10's" monique braxton is live in the digital operations center with more on king's wife as well as celebrity reaction to his passing. >> reporter: hi tracy. tremendous legacy. he passed away early this morning. he was in hospice care. he was at his home in las vegas ♪ i need you so ♪ >> although king suffered from diabetes and other problems he performed well into his 80s. the 15-time grammy winner played a guitar he affection nately called lucille. he believed as long as people have problems the blues will never die. king was 89 years oemptd now overnight we've been monitoring some of the soldal media sites. we have some tweets for you. former beetle star ringo starr tweets god bless b.b. king. peace and love to his family. rocker lenny kravitz tweeted
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this message, we're also quoting it, b.b. anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one. rest in peace, b.b. king. actor samuel l. jackson tweeted this play a b.b. king song today and remember him. rest in piece, mr. king and thanks for all the great music. we're going to continue to gather reaction throughout the day. you can find it later today on "nbc 10 news." in the digital operations center monique braxton, "nbc 10 news." sky force 10 is live over the site of the deadly derailment in philadelphia's port richmond section of the for the first time we are getting a look at the site and all the cars there are now gone. you see the train -- some of the vehicles that are down there on the ground. cranes are there but the cars are no longer there. this morning crews are transporting the last two rail cars to the amtrak yard located in bear delaware. the other five cars are being
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analyzed as part of a federal investigation into the derailment. "nbc 10's" matt delucia has covered the story from the very beginning. live once again on the scene in port richmond for us. matt we're seeing the new detail from the air and ground. looks like they're making a lot of progress. >> it is vai. we're seeing that out here and down on the ground as well. it is a new day. there is still plenty of questions and a lot more work left to be done. let's go back to sky force 10 give you another live look over the scene. we have seen workers using cranes to repair the damaged tracks and electrical system. all of the rail cars are gone. the two cars you see out there on the tracks those are maintenance vehicles. stark contrast really from what we saw as we were waking up 48 hours ago. while that's happening we still have passengers in the hospital. families of victims who are putting together memorial services and the ntsb investigators are working on the evidence. yesterday they spent the day looking at the event recorder
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the front braking system and the front facing camera. as of now interviews with some of the passengers has already begun and we wait for the engineer who has agreed to be interviewed by investigators in the next couple of days. back live out on the ground constantly seeing workers coming in and out of this small side street off of frankford avenue. the site has been released back to amtrak. there is still a lot of work going on to get service restored out here. reporting live in port richmond this morning, i'm matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." matt mentioned the engineer. we have new information this morning about him. brendan bostian has not spoken publicly about the wreck. the ntsb is waiting to talk about him. he changed his profile picture to black and the time stamp right here says may 13th 1:39 a.m. just about four hours after the crash and then below this you can see friends and family posting messages of
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support and encouragement. meantime frustrations are still high on the northeast corridor as commuters deal with delays and cancellations. vai. >> and crews at the derailment site are making progress. this is another live look we're going to show you here from sky force 10. we had launched a half an hour ago. the head of amtrak said service could be restored between philadelphia and new york as early as monday. a couple of days ago they didn't know it would be that soon. trains are running on a modified schedule from philadelphia south to d.c. and pennsylvania senator bob casey, he plans to visit the train crash victims at temple university hospital a little later this morning. you're looking at casey who was touring the crash site. this istñ6s video from wednesday. just under a dozen derailment victims remain at the hospital at temple. six of them are in critical condition with more surgeries planned for them. all are expected to recover. now we've learned in the last 24 hours a total of eight people died in the derailment.
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you see seven of them pictured here. the eighth was an italian national visiting the united states on business. funeral services will be held in new york today for one of the victims. a bethlehem coach today is expected to turn himself in to the police on charges he sexually assaulted a student. adam benerack is facing several charges including statutory sexual assault for the alleged incident including a 15-year-old high school student. he coached girl's basketball where he met the alleged victim when she was a student. he also worked as a teacher's aide at liberty high school. benarik has been suspended without pay when the bethlehem school district learned of the allegations. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. stotesbury regatta is in town. clouds over the boat houses this morning. a little bit of a breeze. just a gentle breeze to start with. back in the 40s and 50s. 51 degrees at northeast
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philadelphia. seeing sunshine and calm conditions there. the temperatures will climb, like yesterday, into the 70s. we have more clouds around this morning. these are the clouds that will be rolling through during the morning hours. you can see some thinning of the clouds in western pennsylvania. that will happen later this morning into the this afternoon. we'll see a pretty good warmup. allentown, 78 degrees. quaker town 76. 70 for mount pocono. breaks of sunshine for doylestown trenton, mount holly. into the 70s right along the coast. the warm spot will be cape may at 76 degrees. middle 70s for dover and vineland. completely dry. we'll see clouds especially for wilmington drexel hill and philadelphia. the chance of showers, that arrives the weekend -- over the weekend. i've got it on the seven day forecast when i'm back in ten. 6:36. friday morning heading out the door. let's get you caught up on the roads. >> jessica boyington is in the traffic center. jessica, where is your traffic this morning. >> looking live guys on the schuylkill expressway where it's
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starting to be slow around city avenue. headed westbound towards the king of prussia area. 16 minutes from the total drive time from the vine street expressway up towards the blue route. as we head out to 202, the drive times there, we're stilg doing okay on 202. not a lot going on there. northbound from the schuylkill expressway, 10 minutes. 10 minutes southbound as well. as we head off to plymouth and montgomery county a disabled vehicle on ridge pike and the blue route. watch out for that. as for amtrak still suspended all service between philadelphia and new york but offering modified service between washington and philadelphia. thank you, jessica. new england patriots quarterback tom brady makes a play to fight his punishment for deflategate. next, how the nfl commissioner is responding to the qb's appeal. we'll take you inside the trauma center of one of the philadelphia hospitals that helped mobilize those hurt in the philadelphia train derailment when we come back.
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this morning for the first time we can see all the rail cars from the crash have been removed. here's the latest. crews are moving the last two rail cars to the amtrak yard in bear delaware for analysis. investigators say it's unclear why the train sped up to more than 100 miles an hour in the final minute before it derailed at the curve. eight people died in the crash. more than 200 people were hurt in the crash. einstein medical center gave us a tour of its e.r. to explain how it handled some of its patients. >> to some people it looks like chaos. it's very orchestrated, very
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organized. >> dr. mark kaplan is head of einstein's medical treatment. they treated 24 patients. they met them at the door assessed them sent them to specific parts of the e.r. depending on the severity of their injuries. they can perform treatments for cuts and bruises to surgery. >> these spaces are equipped for the ability to handle chest injuries orthopaedic injuries abdominal injuries, neck immobilization and then obviously monitors are in here. they get assessed in here for the more acute patients. once we stabilize them then we can determine what the next step is going to be. >> the doctor says it's a testament to the staff that everything ran so well on tuesday night. doctors and other medical personnel came in without being heard as soon as they heard about the derailment. >> you've been hearing about positive train control or ptc. it's the newest railway safety system design to stop a speeding train. the technology wasn't being used on that section of the track.
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"nbc 10" has learned it was in the process of getting approval. the "nbc 10" investigators were working on getting more information on that progress. there's another system called automatic train control or atc. it's been around for decades. already installed on tracks throughout the country. it signals the engineer if the train is going too fast and eventually brings the train to a stop. the "nbc 10" investigators found it wasn't on the northbound track where the train derailed late tuesday night but it is on the southbound track along the same stretch. amtrak says the reason it was not installed in the northbound track is it didn't think trains would build up enough speed between 30th street station and the frankford curve. the ntsb tells "nbc 10" that it intends to find out if there are other gaps along the amtrak rail line. changing gears here. jury deliberations will resume later this morning in the penalty phase of the boston marathon bombing trial. the jury is deciding whether
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convicted bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev will receive the death penalties at this or life in prison. last month the jury found him guilty of the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 200 others. and new this morning, the american citizen killed in this week's attack in afghanistan has ties right here to our area. paula cantore died on wednesday in the after math of an attack on the hotel that she was staying in kabul. she earned a bachelor of science in economic from the wharton school in 1990. the taliban claims responsibility for the attack. national police week culminates today with police officer's memorial day service. this morning president obama will speak at the ceremony on the lawn of the u.s. capitol. he will join thousands to honor fallen police officers. the president met with the heads of the gulf cooperation council at camp david yesterday. the group reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation to defense and security fields in
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the gulf region. the president says there were talks about the fight against isis and iran's nuclear deal. nfl commissioner roger goodell will personally hear tom brady's appeal of his suspension. the league penalized brady four games after an investigation found that the new england quarterback was likely aware the footballs he used in the afc championship game were under inflated. along with brady's suspension, the league also fined new england $1 million and took two future draft picks away from the team. the second leg of the horse racing triple crown is set to be run this weekend. kentucky derby champion american pharaoh is the favorite in the preakness stakes in baltimore. you can watch it tomorrow right here on "nbc 10." our coverage starts at 4:30. meantime, in wilmington the gates open this saturday for horse racing fans at delaware park. this is the 78th season of live thoroughbred and arabian racing. a full day of activities is planned, including the simulcast of the preakness stakes. in melbourne, chester
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county, 26,000 fans going to watch the radner hunt races. six races. the winner wins tens of thousands of dollars. top price $50,000. 6:49. the world's biggest rowing championship returns this week. the 89th annual stotesbury regatta. 6,000 athletes appear for the race. you might want to consider ditching your car because today is national bike to workday. the bicycle coalition of philadelphia will have several energizer stations set up in the city during the morning and afternoon commutes. what's an energizer station? a place where you can get coffee snacks high five low five, chest bump perhaps. they say commuting by bike saves money and is a good workout.
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bill says he would have done it but he would have had to leave his house at 1:00 in the morning. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> i do bicycle absolutely. i love it. today will be a great day for it. breaks of sunshine. we're getting a cool and cloudy start. the clouds will not produce any rain. rain is a possibility this weekend but today we will see some sunshine push through the clouds. even though it's a cool start this morning, we'll see a nice warmup like we did yesterday. pocono mountains, a bit chillier. live view from lake wallenpaupack. mostly cloudy start. you can see there is some thinning of the clouds. no sign of anything falling out of those clouds this morning but look what is on the way. showers moving towards cleveland. scattered showers in northern kentucky. no showers from the system that could bring us wet weather for saturday and sunday.
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they're on the move and a chance for afternoon and evening showers. they're going to be in our area tomorrow. 12 noon today. we'll see sunshine breaking through. the clouds staying to the west as we head into the afternoon. first line of showers are really going to fizzle but it's the next line late this evening, north and west that could be moving through overnight tonight. tomorrow at 6:00 in the morning. a scattered shower during the day. there will be breaks of sunshine. as we go into the afternoon hours we're more likely to see scattered showers and thunderstorms. during the evening hours as well. today, clouds to start with turning partly sunny this afternoon. just like yesterday, humidity will stay very low as temperatures climb into the lower and upper 70s today. light southerly breeze. tomorrow summer like. 85. partly sunny skies. we will see sunshine but scattered showers and thunderstorms are a possibility saturday and again on sunday. high 86 on sunday. look at that. it's the weekend that will feel
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like summer and then we're back toub high of 75. might need your umbrella again on tuesday but we'll be clearing out for wednesday and thursday. we've got sunlight for 40, 45 minutes. you can see there's more volume more brake lights especially on the majors this morning. >> "nbc 10's" first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington can show us where the volume is. >> starting to see volume on 422. typical volume spots around trooper road. 43 minutes. on the schuylkill starting to jam up. the westbound side doing a bit better. no volume. kelly drive is going to be closed until saturday due to the stotesbury regatta. take the schuylkill expressway to get through for the time being. out the door on 42 out in new jersey, no problems. still relatively light 5 minutes northbound from 55 towards the walt whitman bridge and no problems on any of the area bridges. as for mass transit, good news
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for new jersey transit. atlantic city rail line has resumed service from cherry hill into philadelphia. you can expect small delays there. septa's trenton line is still suspended. you can go to for more information and alternates. i'm mautd delucia in port richmond at the scene of the deadly amtrak derailment. the investigation continues. so does the cleanup. we'll give you a live look next. >> reporter: i'm katy zachry live inside 30th street station. we're seeing improvements to some of amtrak's train service. coming up we'll tell you when the president expects the northeast corridor to resume service after the break.
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>> reporter: i'm matt delucia live in port richmond this morning. the derailed amtrak train is gone. the last cars removed overnight. a lot more work to be done. sky force 10 is live overhead. we can see some of that work going on at the moment. crews are repairing the tracks and electrical system. the cranes have been out here going on three days. yesterday the ntsb investigator spend the day looking at the event recorder, braking system and the front facing camera. there's question as to why the train sped up to 100 miles an hour prior to derailment. they're speaking with ntsb investigators in the next couple of days and interviews with passengers have gun. here on the ground you see plenty of activity. workers coming and going they have been throughout the night hoping to restore service as soon as possible. live in port richmond, matt
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delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> reporter: i'm katy zachry live inside 30th street station with an update of amtrak. service between philadelphia and new york can be restored as early as monday. until then the ripple effect continues. look at the board. we're seeing in just the next hour at least four canceled amtrak trains. crews, however, are making progress at the derailment site. there are new tracks ready to be installed. this morning regular service, amtrak service between boston and new york has been restored. from philadelphia south to washington, d.c. trains are still running on a modified schedule. septa's trenton line is still down. i talked to a spokesperson this morning who has no time line for when that will resume. you can take the west trenton line around that. this morning greyhound, megabus, new jersey transit are cross honoring amtrak's northeast corridor tickets. live at 30th street station, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." and i'm jessica boyington
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with your first alert traffic. we're looking live right now at the vine street expressway right around 18th street. so you can see losing out that right hand lane due to ongoing construction. not active right now headed westbound towards the schuylkill expressway. three-minute trip. no real problems. starting to slow down in the normal spots. 95 southbound half an hour trip. 17 minutes eastbound on the schuylkill express lane. no problems on the blue route. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. sky force 10 is looking at center city. what a great view. vantage point. clouds overhead yes. there are some thin spots. sunshine especially later this morning and this afternoon. that's going to lead to a nice warmup. 56 degrees in philadelphia. 50 right now in trenton. 50 in rocks borrow. northeast philadelphia at the airport, it's 54. the clouds no sign of any showers. great weather for the stotesbury today. the wind will be light and the
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temperatures will climb with sunshine into the low 70s. >> thank you bill. have a good weekend. the "today" show is up next. good morning. breaking overnight. the wreckage of that u.s. marine helicopter missing with eight people on board found in the mountains of nepal. a recovery operation underway. we're live at the pentagon. ready to talk. the amtrak engineer in that deadly derailment agrees to be interview bid the ntsb. but after admitting he has no memory of the crash, will he be able to help the mystery of the sudden acceleration? showdown set. roger goodell says he'll personally hear tom brady's appeal of his deflategate suspension. as the patriots face ridicule for saying the man who called himself the deflator in texts was actually talking about his weight loss.


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