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his bed. we'll get the latest on this investigation. bring on the summer-like heat. today mother nature is turning up the temperature. just before 6:00 a.m. good morning. welcome back to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get a look at our forecast from bill henley. >> a little bit warmer than yesterday with bright sunshine no sign of any showers for us today. heading out the door right now, cape may, sunshine and temperatures in the 60s. you'll see 70s right on the beach today. just a little bit inland we're heading for the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. 67 now in northeast philadelphia. trenton and mount holly in the low 60s. 63 in wilmington and pottstown. a live view across the delaware. 7:00, 70 degrees. 10:00, 80 degrees. by 1:00 this afternoon, a little bit breezy. southwesterly winds at 14 miles an hour and 84.
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the numbers will still be climbing. we'll go through neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now let's find out how the traffic is moving on a tuesday morning after a holiday. jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> bill back to work on 95 looking live around the gerrard point bridge. the northbound lanes has a disabled van on the shoulder. crew trying to get him out of the way. just something to watch out for. not backing up with any volume. 12 minutes northbound or southbound on 95 from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. still watching strawberry mansion and the closures around the building fires. 29th and diamond street closed. now around the area we're dealing with ridge and diamond, 29th and ridge and susquehanna and 29th. take kelly drive to get by. we're watching an accident heading home from the shore in middletownship on the garden state park way taking out the
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center lane on 10. vai. thank you, jessica. breaking news on the strawberry mansion area. early morning fire destroyed three homes. matt spoke to the fire commissioner, matt what did you learn? >> reporter: vai, he told me at this point no injuries reported either to anyone in this area or to anyone out here. let me get out of the way. real quick on the ground and then we'll show you the aerial picture. about ten minutes ago they have since put that out. we're seeing flare-ups here every few minutes. let's go ahead and give you an aerial view from sky force 10 over the scene. i'll let you know what i found out from the fire commissioner out here. three homes were involved here. all of them were vacant. now, again, there were no evacuations of any of these properties. because they were all vacant no injuries reported. here's the thing. the first floor of the properties they were boarded up. they had to break through all of the boarded up doors and windows
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to get into the property to start fighting this fire. we're told that it started in the center property. the firefighters are trying to put out the hot spots. take a look at video when this started about 3:30 this morning. we got out here shortly after that. you could see so much of that heavy flame/smoke activity coming from the roof of the structure. this really was a heavy fire out here. you can see 29th and diamond as jessica was pointing out, this is still blocked off, this entire area around here. it's unclear when it will reopen. this fire as of right now still under investigation. for now that's the very latest live in strawberry mansion. i'm matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." 6:03. new from overnight, investigators investigating a home invasion. three attackers beat up someone at a home on tyson avenue. when officers got there, the suspects took off. no word on a motive.
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they found a shotgun and drugs inside the house. police are looking for the gunmen in two separate murders in philadelphia. in both shootings the victim was 19. police found one man inside a rec center playground at 65th and elm wood avenue. investigators say they found a gun beneath the victim's body. this is video we shot at the second murder scene on 30th street in strawberry mansion. the victim was shot three times. there were no suspects in either case. amtrak passengers were left in the dark after a train bound for washington d.c. lost power in trenton. here's a picture that was sent to us. she tells us they were stuck in the train for more than an hour. another train picked up some of the stranded passengers who arrived in d.c. but nearly two hours late. amtrak officials say a loose cable is to blame for the loss of power. it is 6:04. police are searching for a sexual predator suspected in two attacks in south philadelphia.
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the latest attack happened yesterday morning inside the victim's home on rose wood street. the 35-year-old woman woke up to a man in a ski mask standing over her bed. she demanded money and then sexually assaulted her. he took off with the victim's keys in her car. >> it makes me nervous, uncomfortable, a little bit squared especially having a kid and a husband who works late. >> in march police say this man attempted to sexually assault a woman just a few blocks away from the latest attack. in both cases police say the man wore red gloves. happening today, two suspects accused of physically and sexually abusing children in delaware county will stand trial. darryl carter and mark isam are accused of abusing five children at a house in darby. all of the victims were under the age of 10. prosecutors say the adults punched, beat, sexually abused the children on several occasions. three other suspects charged in
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the case have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. still no word on what charges a woman will face after she stabbed her 57-year-old woman in the back yesterday morning. this happened yesterday in philadelphia's lisle neighborhood. 21-year-old shaun poindexter is charged in the murder of rosemary hernandez rivera. he fatally shot her outside a store. prosecutors believe he was in on a hit to kill her after she witnessed a murder in 2011. and we have new video this morning of a boarded up blankenburg elementary school in west philadelphia hours after a car slammed into it. one person went to the hospital following the accident. no word on what caused the driver to lose control or their condition. now this is what it looked like
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yesterday outside the elementary school at marion and gerrard avenues. despite the damage they will report to class. it's one of the most anticipated events. the july 4th welcome festival. mayor michael nutter will give the details about what you can expect this year. >> specifically we'll learn which band will be the headliner. mayor nutter vowed to make it more family friendly. nicki minaj used profanity during the july 4th concert. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> seven minutes after 6:00. we are in the 60s right now. 65 degrees in philadelphia. that number will be climbing. we've got clear skies and in for a lot of sub shine. potentially the hottest day of the year so far. tomorrow tracking storms that could bring heavy downpours to parts of the area later in the
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day. this morning, sunshine for allentown. 60s across the board today. the exception, the shore and the pocono mountains where you're seeing clouds in the distances. view from lake wallenpaupack. really pleasant day today. sunshine will quickly heat things up in philadelphia looking across the delaware right now from the adventure aquarium. you'll see temperatures near 90. the humidity won't be too bad today. it will be on the increase tomorrow. tomorrow that's when we could see storms roll through the area. right now the radar is clear for us. our area is the only area that's not looking very impressive. stand by with sunglasses for partly to mostly cloudy skies in the pocono mountains. 79 degrees, allentown and reading. bright sunshine in trenton and mount holly. temperatures a bit warmer. nice and comfortable on the beach in atlantic city and cape
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may. low 70s. rehoboth warms up to near 80. just inland well up to the 80s, closer to 90 for drexel hill and philadelphia. westchester is 86 degrees. 80s in delaware, new castle county. wilmington 86 with sunshine through the day today. we just came off a long weekend, but we will see some sunshine. sunny and warm today. the weekend forecast is calling for temperatures to go even warmer on saturday. up to near 90 degrees. a chance of storms will be around on sunday. full seven-day forecast when i come back at 10. >> never, ever. it's 6:10. he mentioned sunglasses bill did. it's 6:00 in the morning but you probably need sunglasses now. see sun glare. >> let's check with "nbc 10's" first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. what are you seeing on the highway? >> you see right. fighting sun glare on the schuylkill expressway around the roosevelt boulevard. these are the eastbound lanes
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you can see. difficult to see with this camera. the roads ways are moving along nicely. 12-minute trip from the blue route towards the vine street expressway into the center city area. out in strawberry mansion, watching closures on 29th and diamond street. that's where the actual fire street is. 29th and ridge and susquehanna. take kelly drive to avoid that entire situation. as we check out all of our jersey majors the accident on the garden street parkway cleared out of the way. pockets of travel. 295, the new jersey turnpike and route 42 all clear. next transit check coming up. tracy. music legend b.b. king's death could turn into a murder investigation. just ahead, the accusations being made by his daughters. >> reporter: and i'm katy zachry live at pennypack park. deer tick populations are exploding. coming up what you need to know
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if you spend any time outside.
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las vegas police say as of right now they are not investigating b.b. king's death despite allegations by turwo of his daughters that he was poisoned poisoned. they think during that time that they were not able to visit him his manager gave him something to quicken his death. the manager says she will not comment on the allegations but that she always had king's best interests in mind. owe fwigs alls say they hope to remove the broken pipeline that erupted. it's estimated to have released 101,000 gallons of oil. two public beaches will remain
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closed until june 4th. health officials in pennsylvania are warning people against lyme disease. that's because there's been an explosion of deer ticks recently. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is live in pennypack park in the city's fox chase section. tell us more. >> reporter: vai, this is not good news. it's coming at a time when people are spending more time outside especially at parks like pennypack park where we are. deer ticks are known live here. living in the woods are one of the joys for the ewen family. neil says he's picked ticks off his kids and his family dog. they've gotten into the habit of checking for ticks as soon as they come inside. >> we'll be out playing and running around. get in in the morning, one of us will have a tick on us.
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it will be out here and we'll find it crawling on us. >> reporter: if you do find a tick, doctor say you should use tweezers. don't use alcohol or soap and water before you remove it because that can make it difficult to remove. time is 6:16. getting a fraud alert on your credit card can be scary, but you may not have to worry. a new study shows that a number of people a growing number of people are getting false fraud alerts on their cards. this happens when the bank sees nush ul activity. if you will be doing something out of the ordinary give the bank a heads up. >> shopping patterns sun glare, people returning to work for the first time. >> what else do you need to know from "nbc 10's" first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. >> wee have a busy tuesday
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although it feels like monday. volume on 422. schuylkill expressway you'll see increased volume. still a 10-minute trip on the schuylkill. we run a check on the schuylkill expressway. drive times around the conshohocken curve you can see scattered slow spots. 15 minutes headed eastbound into the center city area. just a quick check out on strawberry mansion. 29th and diamond street is still closed. closures around the area ridge and dye month, 29th and ridge and susquehanna and 29th. for mass trans sid or septa. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> sun has been up for more than half an hour. it is 6:17. temperatures are in the 60s right now but they will be
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climbing. look at this brilliant blue sky. a light breeze blowing here at the "nbc 10" studio. 66 now at philadelphia international where the wind is at 9 miles an hour. look at the humidity. 78%. don't let that worry you. those numbers will be coming down considerably during the day. sunshine going up. so will the temperatures at the shore. 70s right on the beach. live sunny view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. 69 degrees. trenton, 61. wrights town west chester bounced up a degree 59. a little bit warmer in phoenixville and 58 degrees in glen more and coatsville is 56 degrees right now. really pleasant start. it's going to be a very nice day today. lots of sunshine. unusually warm. 77 degrees. that's the normal high temperature. we'll be topping 87 this
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afternoon which was the high. tomorrow, heat and humidity. humidity climbing and there's the potential for showers and thunderstorms thunderstorms. today sunshine. very warm. middle 80s to near 90 degrees this afternoon. poe continuingly the hottest day of the year so far. and tomorrow will actually feel less comfortable. the humidity ramps up. late in the day showers and thunderstorms. that threat will bring heavy thunderstorms. thursday and friday temperatures in the middle 80s. the humidity will be in place. break on saturday. a warm one. 90 degrees, showers are back sunday and into monday. finally turning cooler monday afternoon. a high of just 72 degrees. >> thank you, bill. do you like diner food? >> absolutely. >> i love diner food.
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>> a landmark diner in gloucester county is now closed after nearly four decades in business. memorial day was the last day of the freeway diner in depford. they've been there for 37 years. the family says it's time for them to retire and for them to retire the business. we're going to test your luck. >> maybe. now might be the perfect time if you're talking about this. two giant jack pots up for grabs. philadelphia school officials may want to get in more money. the change the city council wants that will dip into your pocketbook.
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happening today, the flame of hope begins its journey across the country before the 2015 special olympics. three torches will be lit in washington d.c. before ending
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in los angeles. the 2015 special olympics world games kicks off on june 25th. as school comes to a close, students trade in their books for jobs. drexel university paul harrington showed us his research, which suggests a lot of older people foreign workers are coming to the job market and taking jobs that used to be filled by students. job market in philadelphia is particularly slim. harrington says it's in the bottom three cities for unemployment in the country. he suggest students find an adult to act as a reference to help them land a job. good morning, everyone. we're looking live right now at 95. fighting a little sun glare headed northbound around cottman avenue. the southbound lanes are where you see the volume. check on those new jersey roads doing just fine on 42
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northbound. no problems in either direction on 295. we'll check in with strawberry mansion in a secretary. we'll send it to bill henley for a look ahead. >> gorgeous day ahead. sunshine. bright sunshine today. a pretty quick warmup. 65 degrees at 6:25 in the morning. later this afternoon we'll pass the 85 degree mark. closer to 90 degrees this afternoon. bright sunshine today but there are storms ahead for tomorrow. seven day forecast coming up in the next half hour. we're following breaking news in the strawberry mansion section of philadelphia. fast-moving flames destroyed three homes. matt delucia is live with the details. matt. >> reporter: vai, the fire commissioner tells me there were some challenges in fighting this battle. battle continues even during this hour straight ahead. another round of nasty weather hits the state leaving
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thousands in the dark.
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"nbc 10" breaking news. breaking news we're following for you, three homes destroyed by flames in philadelphia's strawberry mansion neighborhood. a live look at the scene where firefighters are keeping an eye out for hot spots. we'll get the latest on the investigation. i hope you like it hot because summer heat is on its way today. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it's just about 6:30. let's get right to miggs billeteorologist bill henley. >> already starting off warm. should be in the 50s. this morning we're at 65 degrees at "nbc 10." we'll be heading for the upper 80s, closer to 90 degrees.
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it will be much warmer this afternoon than is normal for this time of year. sunshine, live view from center city where the temperatures have started to climb. 67 in northeast philadelphia while it's still in the 50s in wrooits wrightstown, coatsville. delaware river trail, the temperatures have started to warm as well. significant warming, but the humidity won't be all that high. it will be creeping up a little bit. you'll really feel it tomorrow. 80 degrees at 11:00. by 2:00 85. still climbing. winds out of the southwest at 14 miles an hour. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast to show you how hot it's going to get this afternoon, that's when i'm back in 10 minutes. now heading back to work. jessica boyington is watching traffic on a tuesday morning. hey, jessica. >> yeah we're starting to get in the middle of that rush bill. on 95 around comeban lane.
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academy road you can see a disabled vehicle crew on the road. heading down a little bit. we are losing the right-hand shoulder but all lanes getting by. as we head out on the blue route, drive times doing okay. no real volume in either direction, northbound or southbound. 15 minute trip from 95 up towards the schuylkill expressway. check on strawberry mansion 29th and diamond street is still closed due to the fire and additional closures in the area. ridge and diamond, 29th and ridge and susquehanna and 29 if you want to take kelly drive to get by the scene. we'll do a check on the area bridges. we continue to follow the breaking news on the strawberry mansion section. matt delucia is live on the scene. he talked to the fire commissioner. matt, tell us more. >> tracy, we spoke with him a short time ago. a lot of questions right now as to how the fire started because
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these three homes behind me they were vacant at the time. behind me you can see the couple hours later these firefighters are still trying to put out the hot spots. start around 3:30 this morning. told a 911 call came in to report the fire in this vacant building. it started there in the center structure where you see all the water going up there on the second floor. take a look at video early on when the firefighters responded. you can see how intense the fire got. a lot of flames. a lot of heavy smoke coming out of the roof of this building. a lot of serious damage to these three homes out here. again, they were all vacant at the time. now here's one of the challenges that firefighters had to deal with. the building was boarded up at the time so they had to break through. the fire commissioner was talking to us. here are some of the difficulties they had to face. >> you could see heavy smoke on
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the third floor. they had to make forcible entry. upon making forcible entry, they had the fire spread to the right and left vacant building. >> live on the scene, you can see some of the firefighters attacking this from all sides. there was even a collapse. the fire commissioner mentioned on the rear side of this property. so, again, 29th and diamond as jessica was talking about a little bit earlier, this area is still closed off to traffic as the entire neighborhood kind of watching what was going on out here. at this point again, still many questions as to how this fire started still under investigation at this point. fire commissioner is still out here at the scene. as soon as we get any more details on the fire and investigation, we'll pass it along. for now live in strawberry mansion, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." 6:33 and 65 degrees outside. we have breaking news from houston in the past 15 minutes. all schools are closed because
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of flooding that's pounded the city overnight. also from overnight, another person died in texas. that brings the death toll in texas to four. four more died in oklahoma. now take a look at this. this is video that just came into the newsroom. parts of the city that are underwater. this is what it looked like driving through houston. tens of thousands of people without water. take a look at this from inside one of houston's biggest malls. workers have not been able to leave there overnight so they're stuck there. in the past hour we saw tweets from the basketball arena where the rockets staffedved off elimination. people have not been able to leave since the playoff game last night. 6:34. back here locally, a man who admitted to killing his wife is
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expected to plead guilty. police say he told investigators that he strangled his wife connie after an argument last august. her body was found in penny pack park. a former philadelphia police officer accused of forcing her children to fight their classmates begins today. tamika gross faces many charges including endangering the welfare of a child. she was caught on video punching a girl for fighting. there are new details of a deadly crash that killed three people including an 8-year-old girl. the driver of the black honda lost control and ran into a silver camry on sunday. chris plat driver of one of the cars died in the crash along with the driver of the other car, michelle zenchuck. the 8-year-old girl died as well. a couple who lives nearby ran to the scene. >> she looked in the silver car
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and she heard a little girl screaming, crying carrying on. my wife ran over and held her hand and said somebody will be here to get you out. >> neighbors say the 50-mile-an-hour zone is too fast. 6:36. the philadelphia school board is going to ask city council for more mope. they're urging the council to agree to mayor nutter's property tax hike. an additional investment along with the budget friendly proposal will improve academic performance. meanwhile, more layoffs are looming. more noticing will go out after tonight's board meeting. 57% will be cut and that's on top of the 147 that have already been notified. now your "nbc 10" weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:36.
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we're in the 60s and will climb to the 90ed. potentially the hottest day of the year. we've been up to 88 degrees this month and closer to 90. tomorrow will feel more like summer. 60s and sunshine for allentown. northeast philadelphia. right along the coast it will be in the 70s this afternoon. sunny skies all day long. not as windy as it was yesterday. sunshine over the city. live view at the "nbc 10" studios. the temperatures have started to slowly climb. no sign of any radar activities for today. that be a possibility tomorrow. the latest showers in northwest pennsylvania. you can see them passing by pucks pucks
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puxatawney. the wet weather you can see in central pennsylvania. steer clear of our area today. will be a factor later tomorrow. grab your sunglasses and get ready to dress lightly. near 90 for allentown and reading. 87 in afternoon and into quaker town. norris town all up to 88 degrees with sunny skies this afternoon. not as windy as i mentioned at the shore. lower 70s of cape may and atlantic city. go incompetentland and you'll find the 80s. wilmington, high of 86 degrees along with westchester. sunshine today and it looks like it's going to be a quick warmup. southwesterly winds, 8 to 15 miles an hour. very warm for this time of year. and the weekend will also start very warm. 89 degrees the high temperature. could get a break for storms on saturday. back on sunday with the high of 84 degrees. and more shower opportunities
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before we go to the weekend, good news for gardeners. more when i come back in ten. 6:39. always amazes me. 5:00 hour and then the 6:00 hour, boom, bewitching hour. >> where are you watching? >> schuylkill expressway. sun glare in some parts. we didn't miss this did we? 15 minutes westbound on the schuylkill expressway from the vine street expressway to the blue route. you can see a string of brake lights. there's also an accident we're monitoring out montgomery county. lower providence on park avenue and woodland avenue. as for a check on our area bridges, currently no problems. slight volume in typical spots heading into the philadelphia area. currently no real problems on the bend, the tacony-palmyra and we'll check in when you see the
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closures. >> 20 minutes before 7:00 you might want to buy a ticket for tonight's jackpot. >> tonight's mega millions is an estimated $214 million and the powerball prize has climbed to $154 million for tonight's drawing. you can play a new jersey man is dead after getting a rare disease in liberia. it's not ebola. there are still many unanswered questions about what caused a deadly train derailment in philadelphia. we do know two things it was red tape andthat caused amtrak not to be prepared. they're putting the blame on congress.
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new jersey's pension system is a mess but don't blame teachers and other school employees. over 20 years, teachers have paid more than 10 billion dollars into their pensions, but new jersey politicians have paid just three underfunding teacher pensions by billions. unless the state makes its pension payments
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the entire fund could disappear in twelve years- threatening over 200 thousand teachers with poverty in retirement. school employees have done their part. now, politicians need to do theirs. it's only fair.
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look at that video. we have information in the past 50 minutes about the situation in florida. three children were inside that bounce house in ft. lauderdale when a water spout hurled it through the air. the water spout turned into a tornado as it mochd on to land. witnesses say the bounce house flew across four lanes of
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traffic and into a parking lot. the kids tumbled out. >> i was in the bounce house and then the bounce house flew out of the air and i fell in the dirt. >> that little girl has a fractured arm. one child remains in the hospital for observation. it's 6:44. new information on the deadly amtrak derailment in port richmond. they have learned money and red tape prevented a crucial safety system from being installed. it's called positive train control. it's technology designed to slow a speeding train. we've been talking about it for a while now. four years amtrak had been trying to buy the wireless frequencies that it needed for the technology. amtrak said the fcc had already licensed much of the spectrum to the parties. congress wouldn't give the spectrum to amtrak so they had to negotiation. they approved amtrak's license in april. the railroad was still testing the technology when the crash happened. right now the rail line has a
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$21 billion back log of maintenance and repair projects. last week republicans in congress voted to cut amtrak's funding. new this morning, a new jersey man is dead after being diagnosed with lassa fever. he had just returned from west africa where the disease is common. it's rarely seen here in the united states. kathryn kreag joins us. the public should not be alarmed but they want to know about the man's travels right? >> reporter: indeed. that is what the cdc is saying vai. something that we've noticed here at kennedy airport, there are so many people traveling at this moment, people getting dropped off, people getting picked up. it is a big travel day. there is a concern over lassa fever. a man died from it. he arrived at jfk airport he
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arrived in queens and made a stop in morocco. he arrived in kennedy airport may 17th. he became critically ill after returning returning. he was treated at two new jersey hospitals. lassa fever is not as deadly as ebola. the man's death is raising concerns. some of the symptoms associated with lassa fever include a fever, chest pain sore throat back pain vomiting diarrhea and hearing loss. after that man was treated at a hospital on may 18th he was allowed to go home but his health workers said he returned to the hospital and never returned. tracy, vai, that is so disconcerting to the cdc is that lassa fever is easily survivable survivable. why did this man die? it's easy to recover from. we'll send it back to you. >> katherine, thank you. more news out of jfk. u.s. military jets escorted a
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flight on monday afternoon because of a series of threats against airliners. someone claimed a chemical weapon was aboard. the fbi serp chd three international flights. a spokeswoman said passengers were removed from a flight after it had arrived from madrid spain. arriving flights from scotland and london were searched. the threats say they do not appear to be credible. a settlement was reached over excessive use of force. on saturday a white police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of two unarmed african-american people after a car chase in 2012. dozens of people appeared in court in cleaverveland. most of the charges were for failure to disperse. in florida, one person
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drowned. more than 150 other people were rescued as rough surf created dangerous rip currents near daytona beach. witnesses say the conditions were so bad yesterday that rescuers needed rescuing. at least three people were still missing after swimming and boating incidents from daytona to miami. an art exhibit will be created near the cathedral ba sill cillicus. they'll help others by loosening a knot that's already in place. safe to say pope francis won't be watching tv during his trip. in fact he says he hasn't watched tv since 1990. the pope told an argentinian newspaper that he made a promise to the virgin carmen quote, it's not just for me. the swiss guard will keep track of soccer scores in light of his television ban.
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oregon community is bringing in unusual help to help fix their sea lion problem. >> they're hoping a fake killer whale will do the trick. i'm not sure where you buy one of those. hundreds of sea lions have taken over the port and there's not much the community has done to reclaim the docks. that's where the life size okayrca comes in. >> it doesn't look like an orca whale, they call our bluff, i guess they sit there and thumb their nose at us. >> the whale was previously used in a promotion for a local business so they're thinking h'm. first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> ten minutes before 6:00. we've got sunshine and potentially the hottest day of the year. don't let that scare you. the humidity not that high today. you'll notice it goes higher tomorrow. right now it's the sun that goes up getting higher and higher. that will head the temperatures into the mid 80s. 66 degrees. humidity, 78%.
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that number will come down dramatically as the day goes on. another busy day. live view from the pocono mountains. lots of sunshine. 70s this afternoon. really nice weather ahead for the mountains and shore. it won't be as windy. 12-mile-an-hour winds in dover. the winds will stay below 20 miles an hour today. something we did not see for much of the area yesterday. we're seeing some clouds north and west. scattered light showers. not coming our way today. different story tomorrow as warm humid air comes through the area ahead of showers and thunderstorms. that are just doing significant damage. storms in eastern mississippi into the new orleans area. heavy showers and severe weather. it's a system that is going to continue in the midwest until noontime today while we stay dry for today. the showers this evening will be to our southwest. they'll be moving into our area. tomorrow morning we'll start with some scattered clouds.
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tomorrow afternoon, that's 3:00 in the afternoon, we're watching for a line of showers and possibly some thunderstorms that by 7:00 in the evening will be pushing into the philadelphia suburbs. possibly the wilmington area. that's tomorrow. for today you'll need your sunglasses. look at the temperatures, 86 to near 90 this afternoon. potentially the hottest day of the year. we've been up to 88 so far this year. we could hit 90 this afternoon. tomorrow it'll feel more like 90 degrees. the temperatures will be joined by humidity. that could lead to storms in the afternoon. the threat will be with us for thursday and friday up to 84 degrees thursday friday afternoon. 84 again with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. saturday a break from the storms. not the heat. 89 the high with sunshine. showers, thunderstorms possible again sunday and turning cooler but we'll still see a possibility of showers monday. 8 minutes before 7:00. let's check the roads once again. >> jessica boyington is here to help you navigate your way to
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school and work safely or quickly. jessica. >> guys, we are starting to see the morning rush on tuesday. route 202 right around the schuylkill expressway starting to jam up a little bit. we can see we're dealing with a lot of sun glare on the majors. this is what it looks like on the schuylkill parts of 202, 95. use extra caution when moving by. might take you longer. slow going as you take a look at the drive times. 95 southbound into the center city area starting to jam up like it normally does. half an hour trip there. 17 minutes heading into the center city area on the schuylkill expressway. two accidents to talk about montgomery county. one in lower providence and park avenue. another one in upper providence on egypt road and bridge street. we'll talk about strawberry mansion and all of those closures coming up in five minutes. >> reporter: i'm matt delucia live in strawberry mansion.
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>> reporter: i'm matt delucia live in the strawberry mansion neighborhood where a large fire overnight gutted three homes here vacant homes out here at 29th and dominique. you can see behind me. this is what's left behind. fire department still on the scene. a lot of firefighters around this area. started about 3:30 this morning. we have some video from earlier when this fire was really raging. a lot of fire and smoke coming from the three-story structure. this was really massive early on. we're told by the fire commissioner, derek sawyer there were no evacuations, no
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injuries, no rescues. the building had been boarded up and it was tough because firefighters had to break through the boards to get in there and start fighting the fire. it started in the center property. for the past three hours firefighters had to put out hot spots. flare-ups here and there. you can see the area is still shut down at 29th and diamond. i'm going to throw it over to my colleague, jessica boyington, first alert traffic on how to get around this area. it has been shut down. it could still be shut down for a little while longer jessica. >> yeah definitely seeing residual delays in that area of strawberry mansion. 29th and diamond street is closed like we said. we're dealing with residual closures. these might not be the only ones as the morning progresses in the cleanup of that scene is ongoing. you want to take kelly drive to get on by. you can skip on by the entire area. definitely a good thing there. not a good thing here out on 95 around state road.
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under half an hour headed southbound into the center city area. through the work zone you can see pretty much bumper to bumper traffic. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. >> we've got sunshine. bright sunshine. look at the view from the lowe's hotel in center city. not a cloud to be found. a quick warmup is what we will see today. 65 degrees here at "nbc 10." there's still some cooler spots this morning. just a few spots. 67 degrees in reading. 64 in trenton. look at atlantic city up to 66 degrees. quick warmup today. looking past the "s.s. united states." up to 70 degrees at 8:00. by 11 sclk, 80 degrees. 85 at 2:00. will be near 90 degrees this afternoon which would make today the hottest day of the year so far. >> all right. so far. >> so far. >> so glad there's no humidity for my hair.
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