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"nbc 10 news" starts now. new from overnight, a violent string of crime across philadelphia has police investigating six different shootings this morning. we're live where a stray bullet pierced a family's home. and now there are two. the field is much smaller this morning in the race for philadelphia mayor as voters send the top two candidates into the november election. and our brief burst of summer is over. the 80s and the humidity gone. in their place, cooler more comfortable weather. it's 4:30. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> it feels nice out there. >> it does yes. >> i'm chris cato. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley who told us this cooldown was coming.
feels nice. >> it does. there's a pretty good breeze blowing as evidenced by this live view from center city. look at the flags blowing in the wind. that's a steady wind that will be with us through this afternoon. that's dry air flooding into the region. the temperatures looking at 50s and 60s. 59 in pottstown. trenton and wrightstown. roxboro 56 degrees. get set for sunshine. a few clouds blowing through the afternoon. scattered clouds. don't expect to see any showers today. warm up to 66 degrees by lunchtime, but showers in our near future. we'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's see how that breeze is affecting traffic if at all. jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> thanks bill. yeah, moving through the work zone on 295 and the black horse
pike. you can see crews active on the southbound lanes. that's actually not setting anybody back on the drive times at all. 13 minutes still headed from 38 up to this point at the black horse pike. you can see lane restrictions under the overpass over here. some flashing lights. that's mainly taking out parts of the shoulder and some of the center medians. you can see the northbound lanes doing fine as well. out on 422 the drive times there moving along just fine. so if you're headed eastbound, that's generally where it jams up in the morning hours. eight minutes from 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway. currently no problems headed in or out on the ben, the tacony-palmyra or the burlington bristol. 4:32. new from overnight, six shootings, some deadly in what was a violent night in philadelphia. the shootings happened across the city from the northern neighborhoods to the central and western sections of philadelphia. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is live in center city with more on the search for suspects. katy, in any of these cases have
police arrested anybody. >> reporter: hi, tracy. not long ago i checked in with homicide detectives. investigators are in the neighborhoods trying to piece together what happened. the most recent shooting that happened took place on east walnut lane in germantown. a mother of two was injured after a stray bullet hit her home shattering glass which then injured her. earlier in the night two men were shot along frankfurt avenue in kensington. one of the victims that was shot in the head died at temple university hospital. the other deadly shooting that happened last night happened in west philadelphia. two men were shot at that scene by someone in a car who then drove away after the shooting. one of the victims in that case a 36-year-old man, died after arriving at the hospital. right now just to recap, there are shooting investigations going on at this hour in germantown west philadelphia north philadelphia and kensington. at this time police are not saying if they're looking at any
of the shootings as being connected. i'll check back with them and we'll have an update for you in about an hour. reporting live in center city katy zachry, "nbc 10 news." . >> on to decision 2012. it will be jim kenney versus melissa murray bailly. ken any won the no, ma'am mags. kenney with a landslide. followed distantly by anthony williams. lynne abraham, diaz all in the single digits. a surprise for aberahamabraham. jim kenney supporters celebrated the victory just after polls closed at 8:00 last night. if he's elected mayor the former
council man will start in the classroom vowing to provide pre-kindergarten funding. and he wants to stop stop and frisk, and he wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. >> we must have the understanding every neighborhood matters. >> this all ensures that kenney will be the next mayor. democrats outnumber republicans 7 to 1. businesswoman melissa murray bailey may have something to say about that in the general election. she was officially crowned the republican nominee last night. no opponents in the race against her. she was at the united club in port richmond where some of her supporters celebrated. in 15 minutes we'll show you election results from the suburbs. you can always visit nbc10.com or use the "nbc 10" app to find more results. it's 4:35.
64 degrees outside. it is the biggest auto recall ever. if you own a car or truck, there is a one in four chance that you'll be affected by this. faulty and potentially deadly takata airbags will have to be replaced in 34 million vehicles. some of the makes include honda, toyota, ford and general motors. the airbags can inflate with too much force shrinking metal shards at passengers. takata airbags are responsible for six deaths and numerous injuries. you can use your app and find a link to the federal database handling the recall. 4:36 now. this from our delaware bureau. police are looking for a man who grabbed a jogger while she was running in new castle county yesterday. it happened yesterday evening. here's a description that the victim gave police. the attacker appeared to be in his late 20s with dark hair and a bushy beard. he was last seen wearing a red plaid shirt and khaki pants.
the attacker was carrying a blue bag. it happened at rittenhouse park in newark. anyone with information can call police. a bucks county man is facing charges in a murder. they found chris mcnally's body last week. she was 32. on monday they arrested her boyfriend. he faces homicide robbery and other charges. a newspaper report says police think mcfadden staged mcnally's death to make it look like a suicide. taking advantage of a tragedy. >> next the industry accused of hiking prices and making money off the deadly amtrak derailment. >> a lot of people are upset about that. next a window watcher who was left stranded and how he ended up getting down safely. we've got temperatures falling. 50s and 60s and the humidity has finally taken a break. right now 64 degrees at 4:37.
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úú well fortunately the safety harness caught him but he was dangling there for about half an hour. they tell us this has happened to him before. he understands why people were so alarmed. >> it brought a crowd, i'll tell you that much. you don't see that every day, a man hanging from a building or suspended with nothing underneath him just hanging from a rope. oh yes. >> he seemed so calm and smiling. well, now he's on safer grouped. he made it safely to the
scaffolding. he wanted to go back to work. after they got him down. i'm ready to go back to work. his boss insisted he take the rest of the day off. >> your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> if it happened again he should be perry scoping that event so we can see it live. follow us check out @jessica boyington for details. live 64 degrees. look at the humidity 54%. it will stay down. what we won't see is any activity on the radar screen. that is a possibility. today you'll need your sunglasses. 58 in the pocono mountains. reading, 68 degrees. healthy breeze. 68 in doylestown. dover will top out at 69 degrees with those northwesterly winds while it's up to 71 for vineland and atlantic city. nothing but sunshine and a few
scattered clouds at time for philadelphia, swedesboro and wilmington. much more comfortable than it has been. dry today but looking at showers for tomorrow. the future weather with a look at tomorrow afternoon when i'm back in 10. >> sounds good bill. 20 till 5:00. let's see how the early morning drive is shaping up. jessica boyington has a look at the roads. where are you watching jessica? >> montgomery county 422. the roads are quiet. not dealing with a lot of construction projects. 8 minutes on trooper road. westbound lanes here. eastbound is where we generally see some volume pick up in the early morning hours. pretty early still so you can see we're doing just fine out there. as we head out the door to 95 out through delaware drive times are free and in the clear as well. roadways are dry. definitely a change since the beginning of this week. northbound from 295 to 495 an 11-minute trip. southbound no problems. 495 towards 295.
we'll check in with mass transit coming up and more drive times to come. tracy. should new jersey drivers pump their own gas? >> some people think they deserve that chance. there's a proposal to change that law. now we'll see whether or not the switch will actually happen. plus an underwater surprise created a long and unexpected layover. next the effort to get the boat moving again and how passengers are reacting.
slightly off course. it ran into the reef. passengers on board are tweeting that everyone is calm and the restaurants and casinos were full last night. one week after that deadly train derailment in port richmond the union for locomotive engineers is calling for the railroad to put a second engineer on the trains. having a second engineer will be a safety backup. the engineer was alone when it derailed last tuesday night. there's new video showing the train seconds before the derailment. that's not being released. that's part of the ntsb. that investigation could take a year or longer we are told by the national transportation safety board. those investigators are examining the wreckage closely, documenting every piece of it. the team is also investigating crew performance and the types of injuries sustained by the more than 200 people on board. dr. derek griffith was one of the eight passengers who lost their lives in the derailment. his son says he's paying close attention to that investigation
and wants to know what went wrong. >> he was a single parent. he raised me all his life. and there's nothing i can say that can express how i feel about the situation, but my dad was everything to me. >> the conductor, emilio vonsecka, has yet to speak to investigators. he's hired an attorney. he's still recovering from multiple injuries to his head neck and back. they're calling for an investigation into possible price gouging. senator chris murphy says there were reports that airlines dramatically increased airfares after rail service was disrupted disrupted. he wants the justice department and federal trade commission to ensure that they were not trying to make money off the tragedy. 4:47 now. throughout this morning we're giving you results throughout the pennsylvania primary.
democrat john sabatina jr. will join the pennsylvania state senate. he filled a seat left vak can't by lieutenant governor mike zach. in delaware county the results are in for a council race and a troubled borough that we've done a lot of reporting on. >> in colwyn voters chose four republicans and four democrats to compete for the three open council seats. here's a look at the top four. democrat barbara williams received the most votes followed by jaclyn stevenson, patricia williams and maureen ferry. top four republicans, anwar neal richard schell steven kathams. the council has been operating amid chaos. colwyn borough will enter a program for financially struggling municipalities. montgomery county the race is on to replace the outgoing
d.a. kevin steele won the democratic primary. he will face off against the winner of the republican primary, bruce castor. both ran unopposed on tuesday. the numbers show more than 51% of the primary voters voted for steele, 48% voted forecaster. you -- for castor. you can find out results from local races. about 10 till 5:00, leaders and authorities from one texas town hope to get a better look at the extent of damage from a tornado. that tornado headed straight for downtown mineral wells. it collapsed an abandoned building and damaged several other buildings in town. no one was injured. the same severe weather system caused tornadoes across texas
and oklahoma yesterday. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. a pleasant start this morning. temperatures have come down. we are seeing readings that are in the 40s, 50s and low 60s this morning. the wind is bringing those numbers down even more with light humidity. humidity is going to take a break for most of the day. much more comfortable. we will see much more sunshine and it will be a nice warmup into the low 70s this afternoon. 54 at philadelphia. the winds are picking up at the "nbc 10" studios. 29 miles an hour this afternoon. after we see sunshine that's 2:00 in the afternoon. no signs for any clouds. we will be watching the showers moving through the midwest for tomorrow. there's a possibility you'll need your umbrella during the afternoon hours. that's early tomorrow morning. we'll start to see the clouds come into play. cool morning. showers by 2:00 in the afternoon
are likely to pop up in delaware and south jersey. a possibility later in the day we'll see scattered showers in philadelphia. just a chance for tomorrow. for today, sunny skies and breezy, too. look at those temperatures. nowhere near the 80s we saw yesterday. upper 60s and low 70s. come tomorrow even cooler. 63 after a morning low of 50. chance of showers especially south. the showers are done for friday and saturday. look at that bright sunshine. 77 friday afternoon. a little bit cooler especially in the morning. down to 48 degrees. high of 73 later on in the day. warmer for sunday and monday. 84 degrees monday afternoon with a chance of scattered showers on monday and even better chance of some showers as we head toward 90 tuesday. >> we'll take that weekend. >> 9 minutes before 5:00 let's take you to work. >> we'll see if any construction problems are popping up. i hope it's been quiet so far. jessica boyington has traffic. >> we are still quiet, guys. that's definitely some good news
for drivers. out on the boulevard around fox street, you can see northbound southbound, not even a vehicle in sight. there we go. i spoke too soon. headed southbound towards the schuylkill expressway no problems and drive times are free and in the clear. heading out to new jersey on the 42 freeway where the drive times headed towards the walt whitman bridge northbound that's generally where things back up. you can see no problems. five minute trip from 55. the rest of the drive times, 95 to the schuylkill expressway heading into the center city area and the blue route southbound doing just fine. jetblue airways will offer new flights from philadelphia to florida later this year. jetblue's new nonstop service will leave philly international to fort lauderdale. the low cost airline launched in philly international in 2013. a proposal to pump your own gas in new jersey may be running
on empty. two bills running through the statehouse will kill the $500 fine drivers face for pumping their own fuel. steve sweeney said that measure will not pass while he's in charge. sweeney said there's nothing wrong with the current system. new jersey is only one of two states in the country where drivers are not allowed to pump their own gas. millions of dollars meant for charity went to anything but that. next, the allegations against four cancer organizations that may have taken your donation dollars.
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a lot of people shaking their heads over this one. this is being called the largest charity scam ever. they scammed people out of $187 million. the federal trade commission and law enforcement partners from all 50 states and the district of columbia have filed a lawsuit against these four groups here. the cancer fund of america, children's cancer fund of america, cancer support services
and the breast cancer society. now those charities they say billed themselves as offering financial aid and other supports to cancer patients including pain medication and hospice care, but investigators say in reality very little money actually made it to the patients. >> the senate spent consumer donations on cars on vacations, cruises, college tuition, gym membership sporting events and dating site memberships. >> in an online statement the breast cancer society denied any wrongdoing. the other groups have not responded at this point to requests for comment. new this morning, the speed limit is changing on route 24 outside of mills borrow. after a traffic study they decided to drop the speed limit from 50 to 45.
deldot said it was trying to save the area. fighting an uphill battle. drivers are still texting and doing other things with their smart phones behind the wheel. 60% of drivers responding to an at&t survey admitted to texting behind the wheel. other activities include e-mailing, surfing the net, snapping selfies, even video chatting. probably some perry scoping going on too. when asked why driver's answers ranged from the fear of mixing something important to i'm bored while driving. at&t says it's expanding its it can wait educational campaign to curb texting while driving. >> very scary. a new study shows poor conditions on rural roads and bridges in pennsylvania are costing lives. >> it's a problem the "nbc 10" investigators recently exposed. the national transportation research group says you are more than twice as likely to dion a rural road than interstate
highway or rural street. 18% of the state's rural road's pavement is in poor condition. >> we need federal help. 52% of the money that goes into repairing our bridges and roads in this country comes from the federal government. >> "nbc 10" investigators have reported pennsylvania has more structurally deficient bridges than any other state in the country. well, changing gears now. if you can smell the barbecue and sun screen in the air. >> we're almost there. >> just days away from memorial day weekend. >> businesses down the shore are working to get ready for all the visitors who will rush to the beach this weekend. we found shop owners and workers setting up displays along the ocean city boardwalk. the resort has at least a dozen new businesses including restaurants, clothing stores. the owner of the surf mall also spent the day getting ready for the big weekend. >> our stores are open. it's kind of hard to do those last-minute change-ups and redesigning and organizing. >> some business owners tell us
they've already had a strong spring and they hope that momentum will continue into the summer. we'll see you this summer. >> that's right. >> you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. "nbc 10 news" starts now. six shootings in a matter of hours. this morning we're checking in with police after a violent night in philadelphia. plus decision 2016 and the race for mayor of philadelphia. former council man jim kenney makes a clean sweep of the polls collecting more votes than all of the other candidates combined. we're live with another look. a clean sweep of humidity. it's out of the door this morning. a nice shot of the comcast center. half an hour before sunrise. starting out cooler and breezy this morning. we'll stay cool throughout the day. going to feel more like the end of may. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato.
>> 64 degrees outside. >> feels great, doesn't it? humidity making a big difference. our skies are clear. no sign of the fog we started with yesterday. no sign of the showers either. just sunshine in store for center city. right now the temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. 57 in trenton and pottstown. millville is 62 degrees. 63 degrees at philadelphia international. you could see a few scattered clouds. it will be sunshine and 59 at 6:00. by 9:00 be in the low 60s. the winds will be kicking in as we go through the morning hours. west northwesterly winds. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood. we'll show you how warm it's going to get in your local. let's check in with jessica boyington. looks like trouble behind you. >> not a whole lot of trouble but construction. so it's not really setting us back too much for drive time