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will get them excited about going into careers in science. >> and thanks to donors, it costs the schools very little. they do take donations. what a great concept. >> that's very cool. >> very nice. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," hit and run. an suv crashes right into this house and police are still looking for the person responsible. >> and back at the bank, the phillies are back in town today for their home opener. we'll take you inside citizens bank park this morning for a look at what's new this year. an a live look right now outside at citizens bank park. we are tracking rain today but it should be clearing up in time for the ball game. that's good news for everyone headed to the ball game. >> yes. >> good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema.
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>> i'm tracy davidson. 5:00 a.m. we do have rain this morning. let's check with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center andç find out western that will get out of here, bill. >> it is only rain. good news is, it will be tapering off early this afternoon, clearing the way for a dry ball game. radar shows a wide area of very light rainfall with a few breaks, taking a break now in the wilmington area into new jersey. the steady, light rain has been on and off for philadelphia. the steady stuff is farther to the north. temperatures have dropped into the 40s but well above freezing. 40 degrees in doylestown, wilmington is 44, northeast philadelphia, roxborough and philly are in the 40s to start with. temperatures climb into the 60s this afternoon. light rain this morning, 46 at 10:00, 50 degrees and then it tapers off. by 1:00 this afternoon, cloudy skies. look at those winds out of the south/southwest at 18 miles an hour. it will be a windy afternoon for baseball. hour by hour forecast when i'm
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back in ten minutes. jessica boyington right now is watching first alert traffic. >> we are watching the vine street expressway for an accident scene right now. coming off of the schuylkill expressway, headed eastbound. so now also headed eastbound to the vine. you can see we do have a police officer here. there are road flares out as well. they are blocking off the right-hand shoulder and right-hand lane as well. when you look up ahead, we have a vehicle right in here that's facing the opposite direction, almost facing completely the opposite direction. it looks like they came around that curve and hit a slippery spot. some of the closure stretches on to parts of the schuylkill expressway as well. no big backups yet. maybe we're battling some of the rain, making slippery spots around the on and off ramps. give yourself extra time, if you notice any of the roads are a little bit wet. some people actually out and walking around, too, as well. that can potentially be a dangerous situation. let's get that tow truck moving around a little bit.
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we'll eventually get that oust way. we'll keep you updated. construction, walnut lane closed between park lane drive and henry avenue. that will be out there until about september. vai? >> thank you, jessica. welcome home,ç phillies. the phils are back in citizens bank park for another baseball season in south philly. it's all about the festivities and the fanfare today. deanna durante is at the ballpark. deanna knows it's more than just a ball game, right? >> it absolutely is. the game has evolved throughout the years. if you're not from philly, you remember where the phillies played before, veterans stadium. citizens bank park has become an amazing family experience. we showed you in the last half hour, games kids can play, trivia you can play during the game. if you go into the majestic fan shop, some of the new things they're selling this year, baseball hats tailored to your philadelphia college. of course, villanova wildcats. take a look.
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you can get one for villanova, temple, drexel, penn, there are a number of other things we got to see from bobble heads to baseballs to onsies for the smallest fan. take a look at video we shot on friday. the stuff phillies will be giving away not just opening day but opening week. you can get baseball caps, t-shirts, even jerseys for the younger kids. >> everybody gets their first red hat of the year. >> it's kind of like a week-long party. >> yes, we're giving five giveaways in the first seven games. one night is a college t-shirt. >> if it's a red hat you're after like this one here, this is what they're giving away today during opening day. take a look at the field. it is getting ready. it is actually ready. the field is covered with a tarp. you can see a little edge of the paint logo for opening day.
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the game starts at 3:00. as you know, it is on nbc 10. there are a lot of festivities leading up to it. if you come here, say, about 8:00 this morning, the majestic fan shop will be open. the block party is today. it is free. there is a ferris wheel outside to get you going before the game. you'll be able to see all the festivities if you are hereúo[ on tv. we just learned if you do want to come down to the ballpark, there are still a couple of tickets available. still a chance to see the game in person. that's the latest, reporting live on the field at citizens bank park, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. and deanna, of course, a mom is raising another generation of phillies fans. we'll be at the ballpark all morning long and throughout the afternoon. catch our pregame special at 2:00, followed by first pitch at 3:00, right here on nbc 10. 5:05. 45 degrees outside. new this morning, philadelphia police are look for the person who shot a man in the head in
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kensington. they were called to castor avenue just before 9:00 last night. the victim, 41-year-old victim was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. and take a look at this. police in bucks county are looking for the driver who crashed into this home in bensalem before taking off. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in bensalem. matt, the homeowner was inside when this happen. tell us about that. >> reporter: tracy, a harrowing ordeal to go through here, right along monroe avenue at nice road. the home here is all boarded up. the yellow crime scene tape is still surrounding this property. a little bit of debris in the front yard. the neighborhood, really, still rattled after what happened yesterday. now they just want this driver caught, so do police. take a look at the inside of this house. these are photos taken by the homeowner. bensalem police tell you around 5:30 yesterday morning, a car was going north, hit something on the edge of the road, goes ar
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airborne, hit a shed and continues on through the front of this home. barrett dave was sleeping upstairs at the time. he owns the property. he was sleeping when the car came crashing through his front bay window. >> i couldn't think of nothing. i thought it was a dream. >> to have enough force to go through a home, you can just imagine how much speed was involved and how dangerous that was for the homeowner and theç driver. >> the homeowner says he wasn't lucky, rather he is blessed to have escaped injury from something like that. the woman who lives here was taken to the hop because of the stress of everything. she had chest pains. she's expected to be okay. the driver did take off after the crash. police are still looking for him at this hour. live in bensalem, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 5:07. a northampton county man is facing charges after police find hidden weapons during a traffic stop near the holland tunnel.
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police say marlin murphy of easton was pulled over at the toll plaza saturday night. they stopped him to check this large blue barrel in the back of his truck for hazardous materials. he admitted there was a gun in the barrel. officers found a .12 gauge shotgun and 175 rounds of ammunition. murphy had no documentation for the gun. he's been charged with unlawful weapons possession. president obama is defending hillary clinton's record. >> that includes the use of a private e-mail server, the president made his first ever appearance on fox's sunday morning show. president obama said neither he nor his administration would politically influence investigations of clinton's e-mails. he also said he agreed with clinton that she showed some carelessness in handling some classified e-mails while secretary of state. her actions never put the country in danger. >> i continue to believe that she has not jeopardized america's national security. hillary clinton was an outstanding secretary of state. she would never intentionally
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put america in any kind of jeopardy. >> the fbi is looking at whether sensitive information that flowed through clinton's e-mail server was mishandled. republicans ted cruz and donald trump resume their campaign schedules today. >> cruz will be in california, trump will hold a rally in albany, new york, just eight days away from that state's primary. over the weekend, both candidates battled for delegates being choseen in states that already held their contest. it's a new phase of the gop nomination race. a new man heading up trump's convention and delegate operations explained it on nbc's "meet the press." >> trump was doing very well on a modç that'll made sense but w as the campaign has gotten to the end stages, a more traditional campaign has to take place and trump recognized that and is now reaching out, not just with me but with others as well that you'll start seeing to come in. >> for the latest information on the delegate count and details from the cam pane trail, logon to we have an entire section dedicated to decision 2016.
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if you have the nbc 10 app, get up to the minute updates. now first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> i'm tracking showers, they're just light and they'll take a break for game time this afternoon. the wind, that's just getting started. gusty winds through this afternoon and then rain returns for tomorrow. right now, we are looking at rain in the area. cloudy skies for reading, philadelphia and cape may with temperatures that are in the 40s. it's only rain this morning. not the rain/snow mix like we saw over the weekend. the clouds, light breeze blowing the flag here at the nbc 10 studios. the rain will not be here all day. it's already starting to break up in philadelphia. there's still more rain in store for us coming in from the west. we'll see periods of light showers moving through bucks county right now, heading towards trenton. they'll be on and off this morning. then shut down for this afternoon's game. and the wind will be kicking in.
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hour by hour forecast shows 8:00 scattered light showers. they'll still be in the area by 9:00 and into the late morning hours and early afternoon. that's lunch time. there it goes, taking a break just in time for game time. 3:00 this afternoon. the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling for a rainy start for camelback, fleetwood, pennsburg, afternoon temperatures in the 50s, gusty winds as the rain tapers off this afternoon. 60s for king of prussia, abington and bordentown. look at the warmup for smyrna and milford. breaks of sunshine possible this afternoon, after we get done with the rain. malvern, wilmington, philadelphia, all into the 60s today. but there are changes ahead,ç including more rain for tomorrow. i'll show you what's up with that with the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten. thank you, bill. 5:11 this monday morning. we're following up and giving you an update on issues on the vine street expressway. >> first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that.
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we've been watching this for a little while, jessica. >> it's all cleared out of the way. they got on that situation pretty fast. we were headed eastbound towards 95. just a few moments ago we had the right-hand shoulder and lane blocked off to traffic with road flares and police activity there. they just towed that vehicle out of the way. it was over in this general area. watch the on and off ramps. no problems or delays on the vine in either direction. we are watching 422 as well. a lot of that construction moved out of the way eastbound and westbound from 29 to the schuylkill, no big problems there. heading to the schuylkill only an eight-minute trip. if you take mass transit, no big problems or delays right now. just a heads up that septa's regional rail has begun a new schedule that started yesterday. check with septa's website for more details. >> calling on environmental officials to do more in our area. why lawmakers want action after
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a roone the water test. plus, an update on a shooting that killed two college students near their campus. i'll tell you what police are still trying to figure out this morning.
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yesterday. the troops have been in iraq, afghanistan and southwest asia. while it was a welcome home ceremony for most of the airmen, 14 others deployed for missions overseas and here at home. police made an arrest in connection to the louisiana shooting that killed two college students. police arrested a man yesterday on charges of attempted second degree murder. baton rouge police say he was leaving a party early sunday morning and began shooting at a 24-year-old man. two 19-year-old southern university students were killed in the cross fire. >> i was laying in bed watching tv and i just heard four gunshots. and like that was it. >> police are still trying to figure out why the man opened fire. investigators are waiting on ballistic results to determine whose bullets struck the victim. these 26 bikers represent the 26 victims of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. today they are pedaling into the
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university of delaware as part of their ride on washington. that ride runs from newtown, connecticut to washington, d.c. today they planned to meet with delaware governor jack markell to discuss gun control laws. team 26 is pushing for universal background checks and a ban on guns on college campuses. riders have already traveled through new york, new jersey and pennsylvania and have hit some of the spring snow over the weekend. >> i don't think any of us would have been on a bike for ten minutes, not to mention eight hours but for the importance and the significance of what we're doing. you know, this is something that we need to fix. >> yesterday team 26 met with philadelphia mayor jim kenney. the riders are expected to reach washington, d.c. tomorrow. 5:17 and 46 degrees outside. today in georgia, jury selection begins in the trial of a father accused of purposely leaving his infant son in a hot car to die. authorities say ross harris left
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the baby strapped into his suv while he was at work in 2014. selecting a jury is expected to take up to two çweeks. legal experts believe widespread media coverage will make it tough for the lawyers to find jurors who have not heard of the case. >> they're going to be tasks with finding a jury who can dedicate basically their entire life to this case. what you can find in the county is someone who hasn't made up their mind because they realize they haven't heard all of the evidence. >> the trial is expected to last more than two months. 18 past 5:00. time to get a check of traffic and help out those folks in south jersey. >> usually it's smooth right about now. let's check nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. jessica? >> vai and tracy, smooth right now. we done the want to get ahead of ourselves, especially with drizzle out there. we did see an accident scene on the vine street expressway over in center city. that has since cleared out of the way.
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the on and off ramps, that's where you want to be cautious. the 42 freeway over at route 41 in deptford, new jersey, we have this northbound drive time from 55 to the walt whitman bridge. the philadelphia area, still a five-minute trip with speeds into the 60s. if you're out in delaware, no problems on 95 right now as you can see, we are still in the green. these drive times look great. 11 minutes headed northbound or southbound from 295 up to 495. in case you haven't heard so far today, the phillies home opener is today, starting at 3:05. they verse the padres. citizens bank park and the stadium area will be extra, extra crowded. a lot of excited phillies fans out there today. we'll see extra volume in and out of the stadium area at that time and moving towards our evening commute home back for that rush hour. plan accordingly. a lot of tailgaters. extra traffic on the schuylkill and 9 and the surrounding areas. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
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>> at this hour, rain is falling on citizens bank park. that is just light rain that's been moving through most of the area this morning. there are some breaks in the precipitation right now. rain has tapered off in philadelphia. 46 degrees. the rain will be on and off thiç morning and then it's out of here for this afternoon. gusty winds is what you will feel. that's a dry view right now from the comcast center in center city. there's still more rain showers and even more wind this afternoon. that's a 12 mile-an-hour breeze for philadelphia and wilmington. a little bit stronger atlantic city. look what happens as we go into the afternoon, 3:00 this afternoon, game time winds of 27 miles an hour, those gusts coming from the south, keeping us warmer this afternoon. could be a bit stronger in parts of the area at 6:00. 34 mile-an-hour wind gusts are possible. the steady winds will be below 20 miles an hour. the rain by then will be done. light showers moving through chester county into the berks county area, towards allentown this morning.
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a few scattered showers for delaware and south jersey. we'll see these off and off rain showers this morning. that is due in tomorrow. there's another round of rain. stand by. keep your phillies umbrella handy this morning. morning rain, tapers off for this afternoon. gusty winds and temperatures in the 60s today. winds gusting to 35 miles an hour this afternoon. and if you're going to the ballpark, by the time the first pitch is thrown, 3:05, the rain takes a break. 61 degrees with winds out of the southwest at 18 miles an hour, up to 63 degrees. breezy at 6:00 p.m. tonight. looks like a great day for baseball. tomorrow, maybe not such a great day for baseball. the rain may end by the time the phillies take the field tomorrow evening. during the day, though, you'll need your umbrella. cooler day on tuesday and then ditch the umbrella and grab the sunglasses for the rest of the week and right on through the weekend. by sunday afternoon, 72 degrees. >> that's baseball weather right there. thank you, bill.
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46 degrees right now. 21 minutes past 5:00. the strictest abortion regulations in the state. that's what pennsylvania governor tom wolf is saying about a proposed bill today. we'll tell you about the changes lawmakers will be voting on. plus, tens of thousands of runners are getting ready for the blue cross broad street run. if you missed out on getting a bib, we'll tell you how you can still take part in the race.ç
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over. 40,000 runners already have their bibs. but you have one final chance to run the blue cross broad street run on may 1st. nbc 10 is giving away two bibs for the race. just enter the nbc 10 sweepstakes by going to and click on the contest tab. the deadline to enter is april 17th. you have less than a week. the race is just 26 days away. nbc 10 and telemundo 62 will broadcast an entire race, start to finish. 5:25. new technology could save you money when it comes to car insurance. landon dowdy is here with details with this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon. hi there, tracy. good monday morning. a wave of new gadgets could lower your car insurance bill in the next few years. the financial times reports new research suggests the growing use of collision warning systems, blind spot information and parking asift and will be so successful in cutting accidents, insurers will have little choice but to lower rates. car insurance accounts to are more than a third of the overall
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property and casual insurance market. the markets will try to get a positive start out of the gate this week. futures are higher and stocks are coming up on their worst week since february. investors get data on retail sales, inflation and the consumer. earnings season kicks off with alcoa and jp morgan. the nasdaq up to 4,850. back over to you. >> landon dowdy with cnbc. thanks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 5:26. 46 degrees. it's a chilly breeze that's blowing this çmorning. you may need your umbrella this morning. we still have light rain showers in the area. that's the view of center city, looking past citizens bank park. the phillies forecast just ahead. and we're watching 95 right now, right around bartrum avenue, headed southbound, a little bit of a scary situation right here.
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we have a disabled vehicle on the off ramps. cars really breaking heading by the scene. updates on this and more when i come back in the next couple minutes. jessica, a historic visit for secretary of state john kerry in japan. hear about why kerry will be in hiroshima and what he won't be doing.
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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today," a controversial abortion bill will be on the pennsylvania house floor today. hear why governor tom wolf says it could be the most restrictive in the country. welcome home, phillies. the boys are back in south philly today for their 2016 home opener and we have you cover all morning long on what's new and what's happening today at the ballpark. >> tracking rain, it should be clear by first pitch but we are expecting showers across our area. during the morning commute, grab the umbrella. it's 5:30. good monday morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in meteorologist bill henley. bill, i know it's going to be rain. all i heard was clear on first pitch. >> if you do a vai sikahema run, you might be able to avoid the rain drops because they're light and scattered, light showers in philadelphia into the trenton area. steadier now in chester county. those are going to be


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