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icon. ed snider more than the founding father of the flyers. >> foresight to invest in something that probably people told him was crazy to invest in. >> also a visionary, changing the sports landscape and making a mark on thousands of children's lives through his foundation. >> cares so much about everybody. such a big heart and he wanted to help everybody out. >> thanks for joining us tonight. ed snider died at the age of 83 after a long fight with bladder cancer. he was an ic 0nic figure in philadelphia but he was born in washington, d.c. by the age of 33 he mortgaged the home to create the philadelphia flyers. his legacy went far beyond that. in the early 1990s he worked with city and business leaders to build what we know as the wells fargo center today. nbc's 10 lauren mayk has a look at his im% on the community. >> reporter: in philadelphia, a legacy you can visit.
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>> score! >> reporter: a team you can cheer for. >> when you say ed snider, what does that mean to you? >> memories when i was a kid. >> reporter: he was a game changer for those who grew up here, bringing the flyers to town, building the spectrum and setting the stage for the complex fans know today. >> he was a giant in the city. he changed the city and the region. >> reporter: philadelphia mayor kenny grew up in south philly and remembers the early years of the team. >> probably one of the happiest days of my life in 1974 when the flyers won the first cup. >> reporter: the memories stick with him today. but he was also determined to create a different kind of hockey experience for kids. at rinks like this one. part of the ed snider youth hockey foundation. it is an organization proud of its achievements off the ice like getting young people to graduate. >> his legacy lives on in each and one of the kids in the foundation. >> like thomas brun. >> kind of like difficult
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realizing he's gone. >> reporter: brown grew up about six blocks from the rink in cob's creek and says he first got involved in the program almost a decade ago. now a coach passing along what he learned giving back like ed snider did for him. >> he's done so much for me and he's done things he didn't have to do. and i just wish he was still here so that, you know, when i succeed in life he could, you know, know it was because of him. >> i'm lauren mayk, nbc 10 news. >> he would love to know that. ed snider and comcast with a strong 20-year partnership. and tonight, we're hearing from his wife for the first time since his life. lin released a statement saying in part, i am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and admiration for ed. he was a man of tremendous vitality. at the core he was a wonderful family man. our time together while far too
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short was filled with extraordinary moments and wonderful adventures. we loved each other deeply. i will treasure my memories and will miss him greatly. and to learn more about his life and legacy, visit nbc or tap the nbc 10 app. we have photos and tributes from family members, ath lottos and fans. still ahead, the philadelphia flyers tell us how they're dedicating the playoff push to snider. now to our weather. nbc 10 first alert radar with a warm yet wet start to the tuesday. how will it impact the morning commute? we turn to first alert chief meteorologist glen "hurricane" swartz. what can we expect in the morning? >> wet if not when you wake up, a couple of hours later because there's a lot of rain on the way. right now, the clouds increasing across the area. the rain is still in central and western pennsylvania and a solid area of rain moving this way and there's no doubt about it. the's going to be rain tomorrow
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morning. could slip in before sun rise. and again a little bit more widespread and heavier by 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and then after that, it's already starting to end to the north and west. the sun's even coming out in some parts of the area and a wide variety of conditions by the time we get to the late morning. right now, it is warm everywhere. temperatures in the 50s to near 60 degrees. it's going to stay warm through the night and here comes the rain. we'll tell you more about when it ends and when we get back to the 70s with this 7-day in a few minutes. >> all right. see you soon. few at 11:00, looks like mccoy won't be disciplined by the nfl according to a nfl network report. he's not facing criminal charges either. seth williams said he can't prove who started the fight involving the bills runningback, friends and two offty police officers. also new at 11:00, officers
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cleared, jurors acquitted two philadelphia police officers charged with wrongly beating a man. the two accused of baetding a 23-year-old rivera in a traffic stop in may of 2013. prosecutors say rivera was attacked for no reason after he was mistaken for a drug courier. video found by a girlfriend allegedly shows the officers beating rivera and attorneys claimed they only used the force necessary to subdue rivera. rivera died late last year after he was shot in a street fight in kensington. tonight philadelphia has a new fire commissioner. the mayor named adam teal the latest commissioner today. teal most recently was deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security in virginia. before that, he was fire chief for the city of alexandria, virginia and replaces derrick sawyer appointed two years ago. also today, the mayor blannamed
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blanched carney the new prison commissioner. a battle over philadelphia's proposed soda taxes brewing and it's now headed to a movie theater near you. thanks to this ad. you might remember the mayor unveiled the tax proposal during his budget address earlier this year. the goal to raise money for universal pre-k and rec centers and not everyone agrees with the approach. aundrea cline-thomas is tracking the backlash. >> reporter: the ad paid for by the american beverage association. they're putting the money where their mouth is by spending more than a million dollars to defeat this proposal. moviegoers at the pearl theater in north philadelphia won't just be seeing the newest flick. now, think veal to watch this first. some movie theaters are joining a coalition opposing a proposal
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to implement a 3-cent per ounce tax on drinks like sodas and some teas. >> we're paying a 5% amusement tax to the city on every ticket sold and an 8% sales tax on beverages that we have and the candies. >> reporter: the mayor has been touring recreational centers emphasizing the tax is for improving education. >> a tax on distributors. >> reporter: some small butzs fear distributors will pass that cost on to them and they would eventually pass it on to you. the consumer. >> to me, it feels like a penalty. to us. >> reporter: concessions and not ticket sales how theaters make a profit. a small soda is already $4. >> paying a fair share to help programs to help people in every neighborhood in this city. >> reporter: while the need is undeniable, for some, it leaves them with a bitter taste.
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>> unfortunately, this tax could jeopardize our existence here. >> reporter: now, a similar proposal failed during former mayor michael nutter's administration but he focused on obesity. contrary to that, mayor kenny is to custing on all of the money for children. city council is just starting its budgeting process. live in north philadelphia, aundrea cline-thomas, nbc 10 news. a proposal to place new limits on abortion in pennsylvania is in limbo tonight. republican house leaders pulled that bill from a final vote today amid a veto threat of democratic governor wolf. the measure would ban elective abortions after 20 weeks instead of current ban at 24 weeks and also outlaw procedures that abort fetuses by removing body parts. >> we can get the baby to 24 weeks and have a shot outside the womb. >> incredible the legislature pushes it forward so quickly without any hearings and
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opportunity for a reasoned discussion. that to me demonstrates how politically motivated this is. >> no word on when the voting session is rescheduled. a final vote could be close on pennsylvania's medical marijuana legislation. a senate committee made changes to the bill today and backers hope to see it pass in both houses this week. the bill would let patients suffering from a list of ailments use marijuana for they are puttic purposes. the welcome home celebration today was filled with excitement and hope. before the game, the players paraded into the stadium through center field. the team isn't expected to be a playoff contender this year but there are plenty of new, young players to pull for. the phillies lost the game to the padres by one run today. and even though the team didn't win, fans tell us they believe better days are ahead. >> we're in the rebuilding stage so we're heading in the right direction. a couple of years we'll be where
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we need to be. >> 82-80. >> just over .500. you'll take it? >> yep. that i'll take. >> and the phillies took time to honor ed snider with a moment of silence before the game. another touching scene at the start of the game today. philadelphia police officer jesse hartnett threw out the pitch. he got on one knee and proposed right on the field. and she said, yes. you recall the officer was ambushed and wounded in the line of duty back in january. delays in the hurricane sandy rebuilding program years after the storm. the nbc 10 investigators go to the top to get answers for frustrated homeowners. plus a growing threat. why the nation's health experts have a new warning about the zika virus tonight. and, thieves often steal cigarettes but not every day they make off with this much
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loot. we'll tell you just how much they got away with in this crime caught on camera. glenn? >> temperatures dropping a bit this week and then seeing the return of the 70s. in the 7-day forecast. details ahead.
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new video tonight of a crime caught on camera and check this one out. three men pried off the door of a business on east huntington. after they got inside, they wheeled out 24 cases of cigarettes worth an estimated $64,000. tonight at 11:00 nbc 10 investigators are holding new jersey leaders accountable. back in february, we exposed delays keeping thousands of hurricane sandy victims from rebuilding more than three years after the storm. and today, investigative reporter george spencer brought their concerns to the commissioner in charge of the largest rebuilding program.
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>> can you see the difference? >> reporter: at this home, sandy impacts still linger but they say the program intended to help them rebuild actually caused many delays. a frustration repeated by joe today. >> three and a half years a long time. we are starting to fall through the cracks. people, sandy? you know? it's a long, long time. >> reporter: at a state budget hearing this morning assembly members pushed for answers. >> i'm not trying to be combative. that makes no sense to me. >> reporter: according to state data on the rehe believation elevation and mit take program or r rem 7,781 homeowners have agreements signs and 361 homes or 39% actually complete. the leaders said today he doesn't expect most to be finished until a year and a half from now. >> that will be five years after the storm is that an acceptable timeline? >> no, of course not.
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>> the commissioner attributes delays to federal and local governments, more than to his state agency. he says municipalities have changed zoning rules and the feds spread out hurricane relief payments over two years. that sounds like a lot of the blame goes to the federal government then. is that your perspective? >> you know, i don't want to characterize it necessarily as blame. >> delays. >> delays. i think it's legitimate to talk about delays. we have expressed that to the federal government. >> reporter: he said it's in the hands of homeowners and completions spiked in the past five months and after nbc 10's story with this family, they have been assigned a new project manager. >> we have reached out. and i believe finally done it better. >> reporter: joe is still waiting and worried. >> they're micromanaging this so bad and defeating the purpose of this program which is to get people back asap.
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>> reporter: in trenton for the investigators, george spencer, nbc 10 news. a warning tonight about the zika virus. the in addition's top health officials say it appears to be a lot scarier than first thought. their words. and spreading much faster. and with the mosquito population taking off in the coming warmer months, the united states will soon be in the cross hairs. new estimates suggest the mosquito in 30 states including new jersey, pennsylvania and delaware. there's an urgent plea to congress today to act now and pay for immediate steps to protect americans. a one of a kind community forum coming the philadelphia as part of generation addicted. that's nbc 10's look at the heroin epidemic. the forum is an exclusive with a chairman who spoke with denise nakano in washington, d.c. in february. >> this issue has touched so many people personally.
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you know? so many people know someone who has gotten addicted to these medications. so many people have known someone who has died of an overdose. >> you can watch the nbc 10 exclusive combatting the heroin epidemic, a forum for change. we'll stream the live event at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow exclusively online and the nbc 10 app. we almost got up to 70 this afternoon as the sun finally came out in the phillies game and we are not seeing that kind of warmth the rest of the week. we are going to be seeing rain in time for the morning rush. cooler weather for the rest of the week. and kind of dry weather once we get past the rain tomorrow. and the rain is definitely on the way. we've got the clouds increased already. 60 degrees now. the winds south at 15 miles per hour. 18 degrees warmer.
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than it was at this time yesterday. and we only got to 43 on saturday. remember the snow? 50 on sunday. 69 today. only 62 degrees tomorrow. and that may be in the morning and then temperatures might fall in the afternoon and then only 58 on wednesday. so a little bit below average temperatures. nothing too extreme. nothing like the weekend. temperatures in the mid-50s to near 60 degrees right now which is pretty warm for this time of the night and all because of those southerly winds. 15 to 20 miles per hour from philadelphia southward and that's going to start the day off pretty, pretty warm. it's not going to end up as warm as it starts. look at the zone of rain. solid area of rain coming in just in time for the morning rush. there we have 5:00 a.m. look how warm it is. 60 degrees plus. still 60 at 8:00 a.m. still raining. and then as we go toward 10:00, 11:00, it is ending at philly
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and already getting sunny. in the lehigh valley and burks county here. and then by 1:00 it's ending at the shore. and the temperature doesn't really go up a whole lot. now, for the phillies, totally different kind of weather pattern. it is going to be dry tomorrow night for the game and this time the wind blowing from the left field to right. and the temperature, of course, not nearly as high as it was today. we're dropping through the 50s into the upper 40s tomorrow night so won't be as easy to hit the ball out. windy and warm tonight with a chance of rain by dawn. 56 degrees for the low. and then tomorrow these high temperatures generally occur early. may drop in the afternoon. rain in the morning. sunshine in the afternoon. the rest of the week is dry. temperatures a little bit below the average of 62. until we get to sunday. and then we get to 70 and then monday 76.
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hey, i'm danny pommells. close but not quite. how the phillies came up short in the home opener and remembering ed snider. how the players have and continue to pay tribute to him when we come back.
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flyers founder ed snider passed away this morning at 83 but saturday clinching the playoff birth, the captain made sure he was a big part of the team's celebration. >> hey, mr. snider, got the b
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whole team here. we're playing for you. >> the team was struggling mightily in december meeting with snider out west and took a final team picture with him. they went 26-12-7 after that and a push continued to be inspired by snider. >> he's a philadelphia flyers. you know, he's started the whole thing and he would always be the guy that kind of brought that to the city and he's really good man. pretty glad we were able to make the playoffs for him. the whole year we were playing for him and that's not going to change for the playoffs. >> although we'll be playing with heavy hearts, you know, we're going to do everything we possibly can to be successful, you know, in the playoffs because that's what mr. snider would want and nothing else he wanted the see more than the flyers to win another stanley cup. >> we reached out to flyers legends two pillars of the teams
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and preferred not to make a statement at this time. snider was honored today before the homeowner by the phillies against the padres. flyers founder honored with a moment of silence. ark arcidiacono throwing out the first pitch. puts down a suicide squeeze. norris scores. padres with the lead. john jay spanks one. on the bike. snags it on the warning track. bottom nine. rupp, the last gasp and pops out to end it. 4-3, the phillies fall. >> i've been through a lot of opening days in 48 years and they're all the same. they're all exciting. i was really happy about today. i'm just real proud of the fact
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this i'm the philadelphia phillies manager thigh's a look at sports. we'll be right back.
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a party with a purpose tonight in gloucester county to raise money for a toddler suffering from diabetes. take a look. ♪ that's 3-year-old ali. family and friends threw a fund-raiser tonight at a restaurant. she was diagnosed with type i diabetes in 2012. the blood sugar level is monitored 24 hours a day and ali's parents hope to raise money for a diabetic alert dog to give an early warning if something were to go wrong. got to love that. train that dog well. all right. so a wet start to the day. >> yeah. wet start to the day and a dry finish. the sun may be out in the afternoon so it's going to be
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quite a difference between the start and end of the day tomorrow. >> later looks good and the weekend is looking great. for all of us here, thanks so much for watching. we'll see you tomorrow. vo: president obama endorses
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