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this is nbc 10 news. right now on "nbc 10 news today," officer shot, two men are in custody this morning after a philadelphia police officer was hit in the line of duty. we'll explain exactly what was happening before the gunfire and update you on the officer's condition. flyers back home. down 2-0 in their playoff series, the black and orange hope to turn it around tonight as they get ready for their playoff home game. speaking of the flyers, here's a live look at the wells fargo center. not exactly hockey weather today. that's all right. temperatures are expected to be up to 80 this afternoon in philly. we'll take it. >> not hockey weather at all. >> that's okay. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with our neighborhood weather. it's a brand new thing we have. you have toç see this, neighborhood by neighborhood. it really has a different meaning now. >> yes, this time of morning. especially light wind like we
have, a big variation in the temperatures which is why we've broke tonight down neighborhood by neighborhood. the temperatures each day change. that's why we have the seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. we're starting off 50 degrees in philadelphia. look at south jersey, 37 degrees right now. delaware and the lehigh valley have dropped into the 40s. you can see the skies are starting to brighten up in the lehigh valley. easton, nothing but sunshine. 49 degrees now. 53 by 8:00. and by 11:00, look at the warmup, near 707 degrees. we topped out in the 70s near philadelphia yesterday, 73. we will exceed that today. it will be a fairly quick warmup, 52 degrees at 7:00. 66 by 10:00 this morning. and sunny skies will warm up the entire area today. we're looking at high temperatures, up to 80 for the lehigh valley and delaware. south jersey near 80 degrees at the shore. we'll see a bit of a sea breeze kick in this afternoon. 68 degrees there. look at the temperatures, a
beautiful day ahead for the pennsylvania suburbs and for philadelphia, too. we'll go into each neighborhood with the forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, let's check in with jessica boyington, see how things are looking trafficwise. we're watching 76 over on gloucester city right around market street, this part of 76 is over in new jersey. right here we are approaching the walt whitman bridge or the ben franklin bridge. that's where you split off to either bridge to head to philadelphia. no problems or delays right now, of course. a lot of folks starting to head out the door as well. here's philadelphia, some construction there. walnut lane is closed between park lane drive and henry avenue. that's ongoing till september. that's something you want to add into your morning commute plans. here's 78 on lehigh street around the lehigh valley. we'll check in with area bridges when i'm back in the next couple of minutes. this morning in philadelphia, two men are in custody and one officer in the
hospital after he confronted them during a car break-in. we have live team coverage. katy zachry2is live in university city with more on the officer's conditions but we'll start with how it happened. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in west philadelphia with more on that. >> reporter: vai, things have considerably calmed down, a few hours ago there was a lot of activity over there at 59th and market where all of this went down. we were over there a couple of hours ago. i can tell you, the scene is pretty much clear. take a look at this video, this is video from the scene here. police are telling us just before 9:00, two officers were flagged down by a woman who said two men were breaking into her car. they approached the men, but they tried to run away, officer mccollough tried to tackle him and was shot in the leg. both suspects were caught a short time later. here's the mayor and police
commissioner talking about what happened. >> dangerous city and a lot of guns out there. get guns off the street and make sure that our officers are safe. our citizens are safe. we're in good shape. he's in good shape. hopefully he'll be okay. >> this was an instance when someone flagged them down. this is what they do. it's a dangerous job but they do it with pride and professionalism. we're very proud of them. and this by the way happened just a couple blocks away from where officer jesse hartnett was shot in an ambush-style attack just a couple months ago. there were people in this area at the time this was all going down. we'll hear from a witness coming up at the top of the hour. live outside the 18th district, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. officer mccollough was shot in the leg. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in university city following his condition. what can you tell us? >> reporter: rosemary, the last update we got from police is that officer james mccollough is
here at the hospital in stable condition. he is expected to be okay, to make a full recovery. philadelphia mayor jim kenney and police commissioner richard ross as well as other top brass spoke to us outside the hospital not long after seeing officer james mccollough here at penn presbyterian hospital. he has one gunshot wound to the left thigh. they are expecting him to be okay. the 24-year-old has been?xp philadelphia police officer for the last two years, assigned to west philadelphia. his mom and fiance met him here at the hospital last night. the outcome for officer mccollough might be very different this morning if he hadn't had the wherewithal to apply first aid to himself. >> it's important to point out that he applied a tourniquet himself because he was bleeding profusely. and his partner went to his aid and brought him to the hospital. >> reporter: commissioner richard ross went on to praise officer mccollough's partner for keeping his whits about him and
putting him, the injured officer, in their patrol car and rushing him to straight to penn presbyterian hospital. coming up at 6:00, you'll hear more from commissioner ross about why officer mccollough has had so much practice applying these tourniquets. reporting live, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. turning it around, that's the goal for the flyers who are down 2-0 in the playoff matchup with the washington capitals. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live at the wells fargo center this morning for us. they're desperate for a win. no better place to get it than home ice. >> that's right, vai. i want to show you, it may be dark and early but preps are under way at the moment to get the ice ready. now, a couple of new things, we'll be the first to show you. a tribute to late owner ed
snid snider, his initials, ems, at the corners on both sides here. the game is at wells fargo center. fans will have a chance to see the flyers on ice but only if you have a ticket already. the capitals lead the series but they've had the advantage of playing at home. that changes tonight. game three and four will be played here in philly. take a listen at what the players are saying about the next step towards the stanley cup. >> back at home and a lot of success here in front of our fans.ç a lot of people don't like to come to philly for the playoffs. it will be good to have that first goal and go from there. >> if you don't have tickets to tonight's game already, you may have trouble getting them at this point. there will be another watch
party at xfinity live. that's some place you can check out the game tonight with other fans. there may still be a chance for you to get tickets to wednesday night's game. reporting live at the wells fargo center, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> we have clear skies this morning. the temperatures have been cooling down. for this time of year, on the mild side in philadelphia, 50 degrees. your forecast scrolling at the bottom of your screen. for today, what's ahead is a huge warmup. starting at 507, 61 degrees by 9:00. look at that 3:00 temperature, pushing toward the 80 degree mark. philadelphia won't be the only spot to see the big warmup during the day today. the pennsylvania suburbs, 55 right now. 73 degrees by 1:00 this afternoon and still climbing. and in the lehigh valley, a little bit of a chill in the air, not too bad.
49 degrees. 11:00, temperatures 67. 76 by 3:00 this afternoon. south jersey, same story. brilliant sunshine during the day. we're less than an hour away from sunrise. we'll see nothing but sunshine and look at the quick warmup, 40 degrees right now. near 70 by 11:00 this morning. and topping out near 80 degrees this afternoon. at the shore, a little bit different story. we'll get to see the similar warmup to begin the day. 57 at 9:00. by 1:00, 67 degrees. look at the winds. a northerly wind becomes more easterly, coming in off the ocean. that's dragging in the cooler air. the ocean is still chilly, right around 50 degrees. that's a significant warmup in spite of that breeze. the winds not all that strong. 6 miles an hour this afternoon. looking ahead, delaware will see a big warmup by this afternoon, 75, while it's 44 degreq#h)ight now. at the shore, the next five days, the temperatures will be coming down, the chilliest day
will be wednesday. you'll see the numbers fall for the philadelphia area to 66 degrees. the winds tomorrow shifting and becoming stronger. that will start the cooldown. it's right back into the 70s on thursday ahead of a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms at the shore. that's on the five-day forecast. there's the seven-day when i come back. the ten-day outlook and chances for rain over the next ten days. 5:40 on this monday. i got up and was thrilled that vine street was open. >> that's what you take every morning. >> straight shot to 76. >> let's check in with jessica. >> still open, rosemary. they just surprise us with it being closed out of nowhere for a few days a week and they stop doing it again. it's a present every time you wake up we're looking at a lot of cars s traveling on the vin street expressway. this is around 8th street.
we haven't been dealing with the construction for the last two weeks or so. but a few weeks ago we did have it a few days aweek. you can eroad signs, construction signs over in the center median. other than that you're good to go east or westbound on the vine street expressway right now. if you're out the door in delaware on 95, no problems here yet. we are seeing all green as you can see on our maps. 171 minutes northbound from 295 to 495. >> thank you, jessica. don't worry, at least for now. hear about the message from public health officials about the zika virus. and what it means for pregnant women traveling outside the country. crooked and rigged. we'll tell you why republican front-runner donald trump is now going after the delegate system and saying it could cost him the nomination.
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revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. 57:44 right now on this monday. the candidates are making their final pitches to voters in new york before tomorrow's primary there. >> donald trump is encouraging a big turnout as he tries to crack 50% to sweep new york's delegates. he tens to criticize the gop delegate system.
>> we have to win by big numbers because we have a system that's absolutely rigged. >> football teams don't get to get in the red zone, demand a touch jone and cry about it when you don't give them one. that's what we're dealing with with the trump campaign. >> as for the democrats, hillary clinton and bernie sanders spar over big money donations clinton collected in california over the weekend. top tickets cost $350,000 to a fund-raiser hosted by george clooney. republican senator ted cruz will hold an election night watch party in philadelphia tomorrow evening. that's where he'll track the returns from tomorrow's primary contest in new york. democratic candidate hillary clinton plans to make a campaign stop in philadelphia on wednesday. her campaign has not released all the details yet. as soon as we have them, we'll pass them along. democratic rivals, bernie sanders plans to hold a rally at
penn state tomorrow night. sanders will travel to state college to speak at the rec hall around 7:00 in the evening. and we are now just eight days away from the pennsylvania primary. the pa polls open at 7:00 a.m. on tuesday, april 26th. delaware holds its primary on that day as well. new jersey voters go to the holls for that state's primary on tuesday, june 7th. always keep track of the latest decision 2016 coverage an nbc10.com and also the nbc 10 app. read about how only two of the presidential candidates are getting positive ratings from registered voters and they're not even the front-runners. meanwhileç today, the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments and a challenge to president obama's immigration plan. the plan would spare more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and give them the legal right to hold a job. 26 states led by texas, argue
that no president should have the authority to unilaterally change immigration laws. the high court's ruling is expected in june. tens of thousands of long distance runners are getting set for today's 120th boston marathon. the first group of runners will start a little after 9:30 this morning. it will also be the third time since the race has been held since bombs went after at the finish line in 2013. all security measure are in place. this morning, medical marijuana is now officially legal in the key steen state. >> it's law. >> governor tom wolf signed the new bill into law yesterday in harrisburg. the drug will be a new option for treating medical conditions ranging from cancer, multiple sclerosis to post traumatic
stress disorder. one marine veteran tells us that ptsd has crippled him. he says he's pleased with the new law but does worry that patients will have to wait too long to get relief. >> it is going to make them wait. it's going to be 189 months before anything is implemented. >> that's too long for you? >> that's way too long. that's ridiculous. >> i can't help thinking this is what government is supposed to look like, the marrying of our profession and our common humanity. >> patients will only be able to take the drug in pill, oil or liquid form. they cannot legally smoke it. pennsylvania became the 24th straight to legalize medical marijuana. those states also include new jersey and delaware. four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a monday morning and we've got a warm one on the way today. the neighborhoods right now are cooling down. as you can see with the the bottom of the screen, most
of the region is going to warm close to 80 degrees this afternoon. the weather differs area by area. we've broken down our region into six different zones. you can find the seven-day for each one of those zones at the bottom of the screen anytime i'm on the air. philadelphia is at 50 degrees, south jersey at 37 degrees. some of the suburbs have cooled down into the low 40s. chester heights at 41 degrees, 42 for north wales. look at ft. washington at 38 degrees. you can see 50s in there, too. we're getting a cool morning but not a cold one for most spots. sunrise coming up at 18 past the hour. we'll see nothing but sunshine during the day today, giving us a summer preview, brilliant sunshine, nothing but blue sky today. and this evening, the temperatures will stay elevated. a mild night tonight. if you're heading out, you probably won't need a jacket. more likely to see people
wearing shorts this afternoon. 55 degrees in philadelphia at 8:00 this morning. by 4:00 this afternoon, 79 degrees. look at the warmup for the suburbs. 71 at noontime. 778 degrees at 4:00 this afternoon. the lehigh valley getting a cool start of 53 degrees. by noontime, 71 degrees and still climbing. delaware and south jersey and the shore, here's where you'll see variation. everyone starting off with pretty much the same element. sunshine for each of the locations. by noontime, 70s for delaware and south jersey. by this afternoon, a sea breeze is going to keep the jersey shore a bit cooler. that's today. no sign of any wet weather. no clouds for our area. that will change because of this. that's a cold front that's going to be moving our way at the end of the week. with it the possibility of showers and thunderstorms. you can see by late wednesday, those showers and thunderstorms
moving through the chicago area and into indiana. it's going to take the rest of the workweek for them to arrive in our area. they are on top. you may have noticed it on the seven-day forecast on the bottom of the screen. for today, çtomorrow, wednesda completely dry. look at the temperature cooldown. northwesterly winds for tomorrow, 71 degrees, 60 on wednesday. the temperatures warm right back up at the end of the week ahead of those showers. there's a chance some of the showers continue into saturday, into the weekend. but by sunday and monday and tuesday, wednesday, we are dry with afternoon temperatures above normal for this time of year. near the 70 degree mark. one exception will be monday at 67 degrees. your exclusive ten-day outlook. thank you, bill. nine minutes before 6:00. jessica always makes me laugh. she said about the unexpected opening sometimes of the vine street expressway. it's like a present. >> it is. >> i like that she gives us
presents. >> i didn't know where you were going with that. i was afraid. >> a gift to start your morning. >> a gift, yes. i have a short window of giving people good information. right now we're still okay. not any big backups or delays yet. route 707, kings highway in cherry hill, new jersey, looking great. no problems. we also see sun glare commonly around the 8:00 hour. also something to watch out for there. in allentown, construction, south 8th street. that's closed between union street and lehigh street. if you're outen door on the schuylkill expressway around belmont avenue, no problems or delays yet. we're still at a 12-minute drive time. center city, eastbound to the vine street expressway. a cruise for a cause. hear about the annual adventure for some kids in our area and the special partnership that makes it happen. we're now less than two weeks away from an effort designed to help communities throughout our country.
four minutes before 6:00. a new chapter begins today for a school in montgomery county. cheltenham school district officials take part in a ground breaking ceremony for cedarbrook middle school located on longfellow road. the school has been vacant for more than two years now after the district closed it because of problems with mold. the school will be rebuilt from the ground up. it's set to re-open in september of next year. families facing difficult challenges got to set their cares aside for a brief moment yesterday. >> the spirit of philadelphia hosted its annual cruise for families with children battling serious illnesses. it's a partnership with the kelly ann doyle fund. one parent said it's something
her family looks forward to every year. >> there's no judgment. the kids get to do what they want, have a great time, play, be normal kids. >> yesterday's cruise was the 15th year in a row the spirit of philadelphia partnered with the memorial fund. today, state and local lawmakers will be on hand in delaware county for the dedication of a new autistic support play ground. the ceremony take place at primos elementary school in upper darby. the play grounded is custom built with special equipment. april is autism awareness month. we continue to follow our big story this morning, an officer shot in west philadelphia last night. we'll tell you what he did right after getting shot that may have saved his life. an a home in delaware county destroyed by fire. what we know about the family that owns the home and what they're doing to it.
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nbc 10 news starts now. >> it's a doimpg rouse city. dangerous city and a lot of guns out çthere. a philadelphia police officer shot on the job, trying to stop a car break-in. we have live team coverage on how the shooting happened to how the officer is doing. don't delay your pregnancy over the zika virus. this morning, that's the message from top health officials. today is definitely going to be the kind of day you'll want to eat your lunch outside. here's a live look over philadelphia toward the delaware river. guess what, in philly it will be just about 80 degrees, feeling like summer. >> nice. >> we'll take it. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm vai sikahema. also we have new technology that's really going to help our viewers out. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley