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and stormy weather is not far behind. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today" on this thursday. i'm chris cato. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it's 69 degrees outside. plus there's fog in the area. bill? >> yeah still seeing areas of fog. not everybody is getting it. any fog is not going to last long like yesterday, in spite of the clouds and fog, we will see the temperatures climb considerably this afternoon. right now, what we're seeing is fog, farther north and west. it's allentown that has half a mile visibility under two miles -- in fact down to a mile and a quarter now. clouds will be thinning out we'll see sunshine 79 degrees by 9:00. 86 degrees at lunchtime. and climbing to around 90 degrees this afternoon. steamy weather could lead to more storms. we'll take a look at the hour-by-hour forecast in ten minutes to show you when those are likely to pop up. but right now, let's check in with nbc10 "first alert" reporter jessica boyington. what's going on jessica? >> we are watching active work
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here on 95. this is just around state road. this is continuing work though. it's been here for quite some time. not really affecting the drive times right now but we are dealing with rain restrictions. in the southbound lane heading towards the center city area. still month problems on woodhaven up towards the vine street expressway. germantown pike and north park avenue just watch out for police activity on the scene there. currently for problems for delays for mass transabout. amtrak and septa rungning on time. will pennsylvania state lawmakers overturn philadelphia's paid sick leave law. that's the subject of a hearing. happening today at city hall nbc10's vai sikahema joins you with a look. vai, paid sick leave is law in philadelphia for now? >> yeah and for now, we may find out by noon today, tracy. this applies to businesses with ten or more employees in
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philadelphia. they will get paid one hour of paid six leave for every 40 hours worked. last month the pennsylvania state senate voted that law invalid. the lawmakers say it's necessary to have uniform laws across the state of -- for businesses. and that bill is now in the house. and state senator larry tarnese and state representative donna tonucci. they will chair it. it applies to roughly 40% of the workforce. i'm vai sikahema. nbc10. happening today in bucks county forensic experts are expected to testify in the trial of a man accused of murdering a pregnant woman and her 4-year-old daughter. marcel johnson is the man charged with homicide arson and other crimes.
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prosecutors describe how johnson signed ebony cali her daughter and unborn child and then set the apartment on fire to hide the evidence. the defense told the jury that someone's else dna was found on cali's body. police want to find a gunman who shot a nan in the mayfair section lat night. a man was walking along cottman area when someone fired two shots hitting him in the arm. police know one of the inspects. philadelphia police are searching for two thieves who they say beat a food store worker and then robbed the store. police say the man seen in this surveillance video is one of the suspects. here's what happened a man was sleeping above the eagle store where he works tuesday morning, two guys went in and attacked him. police say they also stole
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$8,000 from the store. the store owner spoke to nbc10. >> we hope that they catch the guy. >> the worker suffered a fractured skull and broken ribs. investigators believe the robbers live in the neighborhood. police detectives now have this new clue in a search for a predator who attacked two women outside of their home in south philadelphia. investigators say the video shows the attackers after he sex sexually assaulted a woman and stole her car. and we have new information about an attempted home invasion we first brought you here as breaking news yesterday at 5:00 a.m. police say that possible break had-in happened at the same house where monday's sexual assault took place on rosewood street. investigators are still trying to find out if there's a connection. meanwhile, neighbors tell us that they're working themselves to keep the community safe. >> we go to each and every door
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if it's 11:00, make sure your door is locked. >> that man told us in regard to the sexual assault on monday nothing like that has happened on this block in the 23 years he's lived there. we have new information on a rape case in atlantic city involving two law enforcement officers. prosecutors have dropped charges against a new york city police officer, andre torres was charged with attacking a woman. yesterday, the alleged assault happened at the trump taj mahal casino. officer torres and the state trooper were arrested in september. charges are still pending against the state police officer devin thomas. 5:05 first some promises and delays now the delivery. commuters will get their first look at patco's next generation of train cars. and the commuters are in for a more comfortable ride.
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matt delelucia live for us. >> reporter: if you've been on the patco speed line recently you look around and you think, boy, it's outdated and that's because it is. since 1969 when richard nixon was president and that was the year of the moon landing. yeah. it's been a while. later on today, six new railcars will debut out here on the tracks, the beginning of a rollout costing $194 million for patco. after today, the remaining 114 cars in the patco complete will be upgraded as well. patco says the systems on these trains are really outdated. now on top of a new modern interior, it will be better communication and operating systems on board for the riders to go from south jersey to philadelphia and vice versus sa. that first rider is going to happen shortly after 10:00 this morning here. there will be local leaders. government leaders will be out here to unveil the six new rail
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cars. and then later on as we get into the weeks, months and years ahead, we'll start to see more of the rollout of new rail cars out here for the patco high speed line. a long time coming for some of the requires out here. the thousands who take this every day. live that achieve hill this morning, i'm matt delucia, "nbc10 news." it is 5:07. teachers in philadelphia said no last night to a proposed one-year contract. they say the wage indegrees the archdiocese offered would not even cover the rise in medical insurance premiums. both sides had been trying to roach an early bird settlement before the existing one-year deal expires august 31st. the union's last strike was in 2011. and now school programs may be cut and some workers may lose their jobs. yesterday, voters said no to a proposed property tax hike. they shot down a similar measure back in february. the district tried again asking for a smaller funding increase.
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voters said no again. previously school officials said a no vote would force them to cut job us and after-school programs and increase class sizes. 71 degrees. in texas there are calls for more evacuations in ft. worth, and houston, as rivers continue to rise. as the floodwaters start to recede in some areas, crews are still working to clear away debris. rescue and recovery teams looking for nine people missing. at least 23 have died in the historic flooding in texas and oklahoma. look at this. new video of a tornado that touched down in texas. a meteorologist sent this in with the town of canadian. highways were closed because of downed trees and flooding. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. 8 minutes past 5:00. temperature has come down just a
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bit. now at 69 degrees in philadelphia. sunshine, that's going to help do away with some spots of fog. mainly for the allentown area the pocono mountains. and hot and humid conditions are what you can look forward to today. possibly the first day of 90-degree heat this year. heat humidity and a chance for a more showers and thunderstorms popping up. like yesterday, there will be heavy downpours. right now, though clouds over reading, 70 degrees with partly cloudy skies over philadelphia. and cape may, 66 degrees, actually, it's looking clear over beach avenue. you see some clouds in the distance. and it disappeared at the shores. things are looking nice and bright. it will be cooler at the shore. but inland doing away with the fog, a mile and a half visibility. starting to ease already in allentown, mile and a half visibility. also in coteville. the rest of the area fog-free but not humidity-free. you can feel that.
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showers passing to the north this morning. but during the day, we will see more showers and thunderstorms develop in the area as the atmosphere heats up. the hour-by-hour forecast showing a few spots on the radar screen this morning. very light rain fall. the heavier showers will hold off to the afternoon hours. 1:00 this afternoon, some showers, delaware getting spots on the radar screen. by 2:00 this afternoon, some heavy downpours in northern cumberland county and gloucester county. the downpours are likely to intensify at ocean at 4:00 this afternoon but not everybody is getting rainfall at the same time but we will all see the heat. upper 80s for reading and allentown. the seven-day forecast with cooler weather in store for us. i'll show you the timing for that. ten minutes after 5:00. let's get a check of the highways and biways before you head out the doors.
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nbc10's "first alert" traffic report jessica boyington is watching those. >> guy, i'm just picking up words minutes ago of an accident that happened 5:01 in new jersey. we're getting details on the 42 freeway. an accident between washington and we're not sure what part of it. we'll have details. in berlin white horse pike and west berlin due to a sinkhole. they're doing emergency repairs there. the schuylkill expressway right around girard avenue currently no problems. if you have to get to the center city area 12 minutes from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway. more updates on that accident on 22. tracy. 11 minutes past 5:00 now. talk about a good neighbor -- >> i don't want to see all of these people without jobs. >> and so he got to work. this morning a new twist in a story nbc10 has been following
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for months now and how it could save dozens of local businesses. plus potential policy change. the action that's could keep ads like this one off the sides of septa buses.
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it is 5:14 and 59 degrees on thursday morning. on to decision 2016 now. today, former pennsylvania senator rick santorum will begin
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his presidential tour in iowa. santorum announced his candidacy yesterday near his childhood home in butler county. he's a favorite for it and we already know that santorum is joining an already crowded race including senators ted cruz rand paul marco rubio, ben carson and former hewlett-packard ceo carly fiorina and mike huckabee. on the democratic side hillary clinton was in south carolina yesterday. herself first presidential campaign stop since losing to barack obama in 2008. bernie sanders is so far the only declared democrat challenging clinton. new this morning, two lawsuits in the shooting death of michael brown in ferguson missouri has been moved to federal court. the police chief requested the move. they said a federal court could better beale with constitutional
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issues in the case. michael brown's parents are suing the city of ferguson for wrongful death. a man walking with brown while he was gunned down is filing a personal injury suit. attorneys for six baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray are asking a judge to move their case out of the city. the attorneys say it will be impossible to select an impartial jurily. gray's death while in police custody last month prompted a wave of protests some violence. the officers face charges ranging from assault, to second-degree depraved heart murder. to montgomery county now where dozens of businesses that were evicted from a farmers market will soon have a new home. merchants of the flower town farmers market lost their leases in january. that's when developer brian halligan stepped in. his deal to lease space at the hotel had fallen through so he offered that space to the evicted merchant. the cost of building space for each business inside the
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building is pretty large, but halligan and the county are pitching in. >> i don't want to see all of these people without jobs. >> now, the county will also help with the $250,000 loan. the farmers market is set to reopen in its new location in august. the time is 5:17. happening today, septa will vote on whether to change its policy for advertisement. the change was sparked by this ad on buses. the anti-islamic ad featured adolf hitler. septa was forced to run them when a judge ruled that the transit company accepted other controversial ads. today, septa will take the next steps in a project for lansdowne, montgomery county. the board will rule to get the vote for a new train station at ninth street and parking garage. septa hopes to have a station by the fall and a garage behind the current station. the board will vote on a leaves parking spaces near the current station. septa recently said that ridership at its regional rail
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lines have boomed over the last few years. a lot of people taking it into center city to work. so they're answering that demands there. let's check the roads and see if there's volume not this early usually, but let's check with jessica boyington. >> guy, not a whole lot of volume yet we are seeing incidents pop up as well as ongoing construction. on new jersey the 42 freeway, both directions between washington drive, i'm getting word that they are closed due to an accident with a downed pole overtop. we will more details as this accident scene just happened ten minutes or so ago. in montgomery county we're dealing with an accident scene in germantown pike. as we check the rest of our drive times currently no problems if you're heading into the center city area on 95 southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway, you can see a 12-minute trip. 12 minutes as well on the
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schuylkill headed eastbound. no problems on the blue route. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist bill henley. we're getting a warm start. 69 degrees on nbc10. clouds are breaking in the pocono mountains. getting ready to see sunshine. 70 degrees, the temperatures will really be coming up. look at the humidity now. 90% this morning. it is a sticky one. and the humidity will stay with it as the clouds break, we'll see sunshine and the temperatures climb towards the 90 degree mark for the first time this year we can get 90 degrees. you seat scattered clouds in the area right now. there are more clouds to the west. those clouds will be slowly moving into the area. and before they get here we'll see enough heating to produce showers and possibly some strong thunderstorms this afternoon. 81 degrees by 9:00 this morning. the clouds break for sunshine heating and humidity we look at the showers popping up at noon time today. heavy downpours a possibilities.
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more likely in new jersey especially into ocean county at 5:00, look at that. some of this heavy rainfall areas are extending into burlington county at that hour. but there are going to be spots of showers and thunderstorms in southeastern pennsylvania and into delaware as well. stand by for another steamy one. just a little bit hotter today. upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon. showers and thunderstorms scattered this afternoon, and they'll be back again tomorrow. won't be as hot tomorrow. the high is 85. the heat is on for saturday. 88, the high temperature, but the showers will take a break saturday. only to return on sunday. followed by some rain and much cooler conditions monday. the cool weather continues into tuesday. high of 72 degrees. and partly sunny skies. it will be warming up wednesday. well bill as you know lightning struck all over the place last night during the fast-moving storms. >> it's so not -- like anything i've ever heard. and it became downright
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scary when people found out that one of their neighbors may have been hit by lightning. this morning, witnesses tell us what happened. and a glitch in apple's latest software that could allow your friends to immediately control your phone. how about that.
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5:23. this just in. within the past 15 minutes, russian president vladimir putin spoke out about the investigation and rage involving soccer's governing body fifa.
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he said the u.s. is meddling in fifa's affairs and trying to take away russia's world cup. russia is hosting that cup in 2018. yesterday, authorities arrested 14 current and former fifa officials on charges of bribery and corruption. some of the accusations include bribing officials for the awarding of world cup games in russia and other locations around the globe. well apple is working on a fix for a troublesome test that could shut down your phones. it's a glitch that allows iphone users to send a specific stream of characters via text message and will remotely shut down another person's iphone. it also affects the apple watch. they are aware of the issue and will fix it. new unemployment data will be released in a few hours we'll get more with cnbc's landon dowdy. >> good morning. the company is overhauling
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mobile payment products. it including android on payments on apps. google wallet will be relaunched to let let them access their debit card accounts. and over on wall street there could be some today as it rallied on wednesday. the nasdaq a noon close after a deal in the tech sector. the dow was up 118 points. and up 74 to 5407. tracy, back to you. >> landon dowdy with cnbc thanks. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather. at 5:25 it is 69 degrees. a warm start and a steamy one, too. and it's going to get hot this afternoon. you can see some low clouds and some fog, too. this is the pocono mountains. this is the view from the
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shawnee inn, right along the delaware river. sunshine will break through. and a big warmup is just around the corner. what's happening on the roads? jessica boyington in the "first alert" traffic center. jessica. >> we're doing a live check in at new jersey. looking around the new jersey turnpike around the black horse pike. no problems or delays there. we do have a road closure in new jersey. i'm going to tell you where coming up. >> reporter: i'm katy zachry live in hammonton. it is one of the best things about new jersey in the summer. the produce, unfortunately, some of your favorite fruits and vegetables could be suffering this season. i'll explain.
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>> announcer: this is "nbc10 news." it is a law that affects thousands of people who work in philadelphia. today, the new push to protect paid sick leave in the city. dealing with dry weather. weeks without significant rain is taking a toll on local farmers. we're live with a look at that impact and what it will mean for you at the grocery store. and another round of summerlike storms could move through the area today. heat, heavy rain and thunderstorms. it's just about 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm chris cato. people who want to see rain may get to see more of it this afternoon. let's get to "first alert" meteorologist bill henley. >> it's going to fuel more
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thunderstorms this afternoon. plenty of clouds around this morning. it's a mostly cloudy view from center city. we are watching the radar. those clouds mainly dry, but a couple spots now popping up in the "first alert" radar in the lancaster county moving through the mannheim area right now. and the turnpike as well. those showers could become numerous this afternoon. here at the nbc10 studio you'll see more breaks just like yesterday, clouds and signunshine, and a big warmup. by 10:00, 79 degrees. and by 10:00, 86 degrees. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood-by-neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now better get to traffic with jessica boyington on the "first alert" traffic center. what's going on jessica? >> we have problems on 42 washington township 42 on the southbound side. an accident. closing the southbound side and lane restrictions on the northbound side as


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