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that, 65 degrees. but it's after the 9:00 hour that the winds will really start to increase and that will have us not quite as hot this afternoon. means temperatures in the 70s today instead of the low 80s. lehigh valley, 70 this afternoon. the delaware residents will be able to see the temperatures climb up to 74. south jersey stays cool yesterday. and cooler at the shore. but actually it will be warmer today with the northwesterly wind. philadelphia 74 degrees this afternoon. the winds will be increasing during the day. we will see even cooler temperatures than this. you may have noticed it on the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. i'll go into that neighborhood by neighborhood, your hour by hour forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. jessie? >> that's right, bill. we're watching new jersey for downed wires that are blocking route 50 headed southbound just south of the atlantic city expressway. all lanes are closed at this time but the right shoulder is getting by.
not a big backup. and with that traffic behind it, it's still early. we're not seeing a huge amount of volume heading that direction. also, construction on kelly drive westbound between sedgely drive and brewery hill drive. here's the vine street expressway around broad street. we're still closed east and westbound. all traffic being forced off of the broad street exit. it's closed between broad street at this point and the schuylkill expressway. it looks like a backup with the cars getting off of the exit ramp. other than that, not a lot of problems. take vine street local as your alternate. we'll keep you updated as soon as these construction sites are lifted. tracy? 4:31. in custody, the man philadelphia police say shot an officer over the weekend is being held right now and awaiting arraignment. and police tell us he had been arrested 14 times before sunday's violence. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at philadelphia police headquarters with what we've learned about the suspect.
katy, tell us more. >> tracy, this suspect's rap sheet is eye opening. detectives tell us he is being held here at police headquarters. they also say that he is0 expect to file charges formally against him in just a few hours from now. now, before this police shooting, griffin was arrested, as you said, over a dozen times, according to court records for things like drugs, weapons and theft. this is philadelphia police arresting him yesterday afternoon, after an hour's long manhunt in the shooting of officer james mccollough this weekend. griffin had been in jail just less than a week ago. but he was let go after a judge cited lack of evidence because several witnesses did not show up to testify. so he was let back on the street and that is when he's accused of shooting officer james mccollough who interrupted griffin and another man trying to steal a woman's car sunday night. >> that doesn't surprise me that he just sprung and tried to help her. he's always been that kind of person to step in front and help
anybody else around him. >> reporter: and officer james mccollough was released from the hospital last night around 7:00. he is at home recovering and he is expected to make a full recovery. reporting live outside of police headquarters, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. today in boston, bill cosby's wife will be questioned under oath again in the defamation lawsuit filed against her husband. seven women claim the comedian called them liars after they went public with their sexual assault allegations against him. at camille cosby's first deposition she refused to answer questions at least 98 times, citing marital or attorney/client privilege. bill cosby is also facing criminal charges in montgomery county where he's accused of drugging and molesting a former temple university employee in 2004. he denies those allegations. 4:33. 55 degrees outside.
the flyers face an uphill battle in the quest for the cup after dropping their third straight game against the washington capitals last night. frustration boiled over on and off the isolate in the flyers loss. he says, show some class here. this is philly. that was the flyers public address announcer scolding philadelphia fans. thisç hit led to the fight on e ice and the anger spread to the stands. fans tossed those free wristbands that they got at the start of the game. right wing wayne simmons even asked the fans to settle down. the refs then hit the team with a delay of game penalty. >> the whole fan situation, i know they're understandably upset but, you know, that can't happen. >> the flyers will try to avoid a sweep when they hit the ice for game four tomorrow night at the wells fargo center. she was once a leader on her north jersey college campus, now she faces jail time. and tens of thousands of dollars
in fines. hear what she just pleaded guilty to, tweeting on campus. deserving of a standing ovation, this little girl didn't simply leave delaware's ai dupont hospital, find out why she walked out a winner and drove off in style. 55 degrees right now. our skies are clear and the temperatures not as chilly this morning. it's not going to be as warm this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead.
air. the temperatures will be climbing. it's not going to be the fast warmup we saw yesterday. there's the reason, those winds, 16 mile-an-hour winds as we go into the 11:00 and 1:00 hour. that's going to keep temperatures a bit cooler today. we'll still make it into the 70s. in the pennsylvania suburbs, the temperatures will be climbing, too. low 70s this afternoon. 15 mile-an-hour winds at 1:00 this afternoon. still going, at 5:00, 69 degrees. how about the lehigh valley? upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon. in between the 3:00 and 5:00 hour, may even hit the 70 degree mark. those winds will be steady during the afternoon hours. we may even see some wind gusts of 30 miles an hour today. south jersey, plenty of sunshine but you'll get the wind, too. that's a 13 mile-an-hour wind at 11:00 this morning. it could warm up, 54 degrees, 69 degrees byç lunch time. we'll be in the low 70s, 71 degrees at the 1:00 hour and for delaware, yes, the temperatures
will climb into the 70s this afternoon. that is above normal. one of the cooler spots at 49 degrees to start with. the winds will be steady there, too. just about everybody will see that wind, including the jersey shore, which will see a northerly wind at 65 degrees at 1:00 with bright sunshine. right now, 48 degrees at the shore. all right. here's a closer look at philadelphia and the jersey shore over the next several days, completely dry, until we get to friday. the temperatures, cooler today with the winds for philadelphia, even cooler tomorrow. on the morning, 45, 68 degrees in the afternoon. then we're headed right back into the 70s. 70s today, chillier at the shore tomorrow. that colder air will be in place. yet another warming trend. by friday, there's a possibility of showers and thunderstorms. and that is not the only chance of some much needed rain over the next several days. the ten-day outlook when i come back in just ten minutes. tracy? >> bill, thanks for that.
20 minutes before 5:00 right now. check the ride to work, including 295. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> we're watching 295 right now. we'll go in all directions. right now this is our camera around route 70 on 295. we have a 12-minute drive time. other parts of new jersey not doing so hot. this is in hammonton where an earlier accident that's pretty much clear now. but now there's property damage in the area. construction crews are active on the scene. the atlantic city expressway eastbound at exit 28, route 54. here's the pat turnpike. we're okay, in the green still. westbound and eastbound. 22 minutes from route 1 to valley forge. speeds into the 60s. tracy. the few, the proud, mat reenz.
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it's 4:43. a community is coming together to remember a little girl who police say died at the hands of her father.ç according to investigators, maurice phillips confessed to accidentally shooting and killing his 4-year-old daughter. they also say he initially tried to pin the shooting on one of his other children. yesterday, in kensington, people attended a vigil tofor tahira phillips. friends, family and strangers showed up . >> this is crazy. this was a 4-year-old girl. she never went to school. >> maurice phillips is facing third degree murder, involuntary
manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child charges. pennsylvania's governor is taking the next steps to getting medical marijuana in the hands of parents. governor tom wolf pledged yesterday to create a new medical industry as quickly as possible. the department of health has six months to develop an application aprocess for caregivers and businesses that want to grow and sell the drug. >> we're working with the folks who put this into place to make sure we're doing this right. i am not going into this grudgingly. the administration is going into this in an effort to get it done. >> the state will also conduct a study to learn how many patients could qualify for medical marijuana and where those patients live. that will help officials map out the locations for medical marijuana dispensaries. a former leader of a black student group at a north jersey college admits to tweeting anonymous threats again black students.
she entered a guilty plea to creating a false public alarm. the former university student tweeted those threats because she wanted more people to attend a rally on racial issues last fall. she's facing 90 days in jail and could be ordered to pay the school $80,000 to cover the cost of police response and increased security after those threats. as more than 30,000 runners took part in the 2016 boston marathon, there were still reminders of the deadly bombings at the finish line three years ago. the mobility impairedç runner were among the first on the course. in the end, runners from ethiopia swept the men's and women's races, it's the first time in five years a runner from kenya hasn't won the boston marathon. terrorists detonated two pressure cooker bombs at the race's finish line three years, the blast killed three and wounded hundreds more. this morning it's a race
against time in ecuador to find earthquake survivors. right now, the death toll is more than 400. at least one american is dead, state department is not releasing that victim's name yet. the powerful 7.8 magnitude quake struck over the weekend. yesterday a group of rescuers working with search dogs freed eight people trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center. ecuador's quake comes on the heels of two massive earthquakes in japan. at least 42 people were killed there. more than 1,000 others hurt. both japan and ecuador are located on the seismically active ring of fire that circles the pacific. experts say those two quakes are not related. 4:46. the u.s. air lifted water, bread and ready to eat food to southern japan where the quakes struck. the area has been cut off by
landslides and damaged roads following the powerful earthquake. the tennessee transgender bathroom bill is pulled from consideration. yesterday, representative susan lynn, the sponsor of the bill decided to remove the measure after what she called intense opposition from businesses and lgbt rights organizations. the bill would have required students in public schools and universities to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth. supporters of the measure say they're trying to protect student privacy. last week you'll remember a north jersey school district approved a policy that allows students to use the rest rooms and locker rooms based on gender identity. the school board in bergen county voted to pass the new transgender policy for two high schools in the district. now to a happy ending. nearly a month after clover the dog was found with a deep cutç around her neck, the 6-month-old shepherd/pitbull mix has a new family. clover has had multiple neck reconstructive surgeries.
she was found on st. patrick's day. her former owner tied her to a banister with a cable wire in delaware county. he's now facing abuse charges. 4:48 and 55 degrees outside. let's get you to work. we've been watching the vine street expressway. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is still watching the vine street expressway. jessica, an update? >> that's right. we have some of the exit ramps opened up. this police officer just arrived to one of the other exit ramps that was blocked off because of the vine street expressway closed east and westbound in between the schuylkill and broad street. he just got on scene here. you can see we still obviously have a closure for the exit ramp there. but of course they're getting ready to move that out of the way. it looks like we're ahead of schedule. supposed to be there until 5:00 this morning. usually they run 10 or 15 minutes behind. it looks like he'll take the signs right out of the way here. i'll assume that's what's going on. we might see relief in the next couple of minutes on the vine
street expressway. clearly, i was exactly right. traffic will be allowed to move through in a couple minutes or so. no big delays on the schuylkill or vine street expressway because of that. we're watching construction on kelly drive, headed westbound between sedgely drive and brewery hill drive. the right lane will be closed until about 6:30. wat waterford, township, route 73. no problems in either direction. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> temperatures are falling right now. but overall, things are looking milder this morning than yesterday. just a few scattered clouds in philadelphia. 56 degrees. 50 for the pennsylvania suburbs. a bit chillier in delaware and the lehigh valley. middle 40s in south jersey and at the jersey shore, it's a mild morning at 54 degrees. different weather in different parts of the area. that's why we created neighborhood weather. that's why we have a different seven day scrolling for each
part of our area. you can see it anytime i'm on the air. as far as temperatures are concerned it's coolingç down right now in the pennsylvania suburbs. it's still running warmer than yesterday. 48 degrees in kennett square, unionville is 45. look at exton at 51 degrees. and bucks county, doylestown is 48 degrees. bedminster is at 56. and ft. washington is in the 40s. a range of temperatures even at this hour. heading out right now, yes, we have a nice mild start this morning with the light breeze. that wind is going to be changing during the day. the flags will be waving in the wind, gusty winds this afternoon. but we will still see plenty of sunshine for today. riding in on those winds, some colder air that have come in tonight. it will be chillier this evening. the temperatures drop in the 40s. more widespread 40s for tomorrow morning. right now there's not much in the way of wind. as we go through the morning hours, those winds will be on the increase.
here's how it looks hour by hour. philadelphia, 7:00, 56 degrees. a quick warmup into the upper 60s but then we stall. 70s today. that's about ten degrees cooler than it was yesterday at 3:00 in the afternoon. pennsylvania suburbs starting off in the 50s. 67 degrees by 11:00. a few scattered high clouds blowing through. we'll still get lots of sunshine. low 60s at 11:00 this morning. that's when the winds start to get a bit stronger. for delaware, 71 degrees. that's at 11:00. while at the jersey shore, it will be cool to start with, 55 degrees. but a quick warmup into the low 70s this afternoon. those are northwesterly winds. the air is coming across the land instead of the cooler ocean. the shore gets warmer this afternoon. south jersey, low 70s by 3:00. sunshine, a few high clouds that will be blowing through the area. and any clouds that come through will be completely dry. nothing to show you on the satellite and radar.
we stay dry. as the week goes on, you may have noticed it on the seven-day, there's rain in our future. it's approaching st. louis right now. central missouri is getting heavy downpours. we could see that rain coming in on friday. here's the ten-day outlook. 74 degrees this afternoon. 60s tomorrow. the wind will settle down. át(q for tomorrow. it's right back into the 70s, above normal temperatures for thursday and friday in spite of the rain. it will still be mild, in fact, quite warm in the morning. 58 degrees. that's 76 in the afternoon. saturday, temperatures in the 60s and right up to 70 degrees for sunday. it looks like the weekend is shaping up nicely. a bit cooler monday and then a chance we'll see more showers come tuesday and wednesday. a slight chance of the showers in the area again on thursday. tracy? all right, bill, thanks. eight minutes before 5:00 right now. philadelphia police say they have an accused cop shooter back in custody. this is 23-year-old scott griffin. he's the man police say shot an
good morning, everyone. it's jessica boyington with a quick check on your first alert traffic. we're watching the blue route right now. this is right around the baltimore pike. cars out the door but no big backups yet. you can see the blue route is looking fine. this is what most of the majors look like right now. we'll check in with the vine street expressway when i'm back in the 5:00 hour. today, new jersey officials are due back in court in the fight over atlantic city's financial crisis. the state education department is suing atlantic city to get
tax money the city collected on behalf of the schools. the city still owes the state more than $40 million that was due last friday. the state wants atlantic city to freeze spending until it hands over the rest of the money. if the court agrees, some government services would be shut down and police, firefighters own other city workers would be paid with ious. there's no progress to report in the ongoing verizon strike. check out the sea of red as striking workers hit the streets of manhun of manhattan. thousands of workers crowdedmenttown. union workers are upset with verizon for failing to reach a new labor contract. 36,000 verizon workers walked off the job last wednesday. lying about being in the military is bad enough but authorities say oneç berks couy man lied about it to a judge. shane sparrow of st. lawrence is being sentenced in an unrelated theft case. that's when prosecutors say he
lied to the judge, he led the judge to believe he was a retired and decorated marine. the quick check by the county's adult probation office revealed none of it was true. prosecutors monday showed some of the marine corps items police confiscated. they say sparrow had a uniform with his name on it, had a phony honorable discharge certificate. berks county district attorney john adams is not taking this case lightly. >> you know, when someone lies to the court, we have to -- that needs to be taken seriously. we cannot and will not look the other way. >> sparrow was originally charged with ripping off a scrap metal dealer. now he's charged with making a false statement. members of the community came together to discuss the heroin crisis in philadelphia last night at northeast high school. this is the first of a series of community meetings. city councilman david oh is
urging people affected by the drug to share their stories. he got feedback about methadone clinics that help wean addicts off the drug. city council plans to hold hearings on the heroin crisis next month. and you'll remember our nbc 10 digital exclusive generation addicted takes a hard look at the heroin epidemic. you'll find it right now on the nbc 10 app and nbc10.com. well, a community helped welcome home a courageous young girl. >> they gave a big show of support for a 7-year-old cancer survivor. this is a little girl that left ai dupont hospital in wilmington. she got a police escort and limo ride back to delaware county where friends and family cheered her on. she was diagnosed with bone cancer last spring. as of yesterday, she is cancer-free. >> in the beginning, you feel
like, you know, you're never going to get there. for her to have her lastç chemotherapy treatment today is amazing. >> cameron's family says she's doing okay and they expect her to get stronger every single day. >> we wish her well. >> i love her in the limo. she's rocking the sunglasses like she's going to the grammys or the academy awards. that's the way to do it. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. we're going to bring new york back and we're going to bring the united states of america back! >> new york had my back and i always tried to have your back. and i will again if i'm fortunate enough to be elected your president. right now on "nbc 10 news today," last-minute appeals from the presidential candidates before today's primary in new
york. we'll tell you what's at stake ahead of primaries in our area. suspect in custody. we'll tell you about a man who shot an officer and what charges he could be facing. >> simmons motioned to the crowd. >> the flyersers are on the brink of elimination but it's the fans making the headlines today. not a good sight. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 5:00 a.m. 55 degrees outside. let's begin with first alert meteorologist bill henley and his neighborhood weather forecast. bill? >> that 55 you mentioned, that's in philadelphia right now. a few high clouds. it's not as chilly as it was yesterday at this time. 56 degrees by 7:00. then a big warmup. we'll see sunshine and a few passing high clouds at 68 degrees.