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there's the seven-day at the bottom of the screen. a look at the futurecast to show you when the storms are most likely to pop up this afternoon when i'm back up in ten minutes. jessica boyington watching first alert traffic. >> we're watching the 42 freeway around deptford at route 41. no problems in either direction. and no big delays yet if you're heading into philadelphia. the northbound lanes moving along nicely there. more volume heading that direction than headed southbound down the shore. that northbound drive time still in the green and light, a four-minute trip headed northbound 55 up to the walt whitman bridge. there's construction in philadelphia, passyunk avenue east and westbound between 61st street and 28th street, reduced to two leans. an accident in hatfield township on koffel road and snow ball drive. tracy and vai. 48 degrees, 5:30 this monday morning. a 2-month-old child remains hospitalized after a violent crash. >> another child died in the accideét that also injured several adults.
nbc 10's katy zachry is live outside st. christopher's hospital. katy, police call the stretch of road where that happened dangerous. tell us more. >> reporter: we looked into it. there have been problems on this stretch of henry avenue before from speeding to other deadly crashes. after yesterday's crash, two children were brought here to st. christopher's hospital. one of them died. now, a 7-year-old boy was killed in this head-on collision at henry avenue and her mitt lane yesterday in the wissahickon section of philadelphia. three other children in that same car were injured, including a 2-month-old girl listed in critical condition this morning. people who live near the area recently petitioned their state representative to work with penndot so the 35-mile-an-hour speed limit there is more strictly enforced. and police tell us they have their own thoughts. >> this henry ave turn, when it's raining out, you're speeding, stuff like this can
happen. >> you see henry avenue. it's a raceway sometimes. >> reporter: now, accident investigators tell us they are still working to find the cause of this crash but they do believe, this was at last check, they do believe alcohol was not a factor. coming up in the next hour, we'll take a look at how two off-duty police officers went above and beyond the call when they arrived at that scene. again, off-duty police officers who helped out at this deadly crash scene. reporting live in hunting park, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. meanwhile, later today, former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will be back in a courtroom, sandusky wants a new trial. he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse crimes back in 2012. his new attorneys say he didn't get a fair trial and didn't have competent counsel. sandusky's new attorney will try to profit case was rushed to trial and that the previous defense team did not have
adequate time to prepare. >> happening today, the pennsylvania state police will honor a fallen state trooper with a hero plaque. trooper david kedra died two years ago during a firearms training class in conshohocken. during the class, the instructor's gun went off and a bullet hit kedra. that instructor pleaded guilty to endangerment charges last year. atlantic city's mayor plans to update us on the financial crisis plaguing his city. the $2 million bond payment is due today. on friday, mayor don guardian told nbc 10 the city will likely come up with the money. no city or town in new jersey has defaulted on debt since the great depression of the '30s. today is the last full day of campaigning before tuesday's indiana primary. >> that contest could all but end this year's presidential nomination process. 92 delegates total are up for grabs for the democrats and 57 delegates for the rain. clinton needs 232 more delegates
while donald trump needs 240. donald trump says he's wasting time on his republican rivals and he wants the primaries to be over already. >> i have millions and millions of votes more. we have more delegates by a lot, 300 or something, maybe more, but millions of votes more, setting a rebórd in the history of the republican party. >> a new nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll of likely republican primary voters in indiana found 49% choose donald trump. ted cruz is 15 points behind at 34%. governor john kasich of ohio got 13%. >> the next president of the united states, ted cruz! >> cruz is not conceding defeat in the hoosiers state. the republican hopeful rallied for votes in lafayette on sunday despite trailing in the polls, cruz continues to insist he can win indiana tomorrow. over on the democratic side, the latest nbc news/marest poll
shows hillary clinton leading senator bernie sanders just by four winds in the state of indiana. >> that's wnl the margin of error. clinton spoke about public health crisis facing the nearby city of flint. sanders meanwhile is making a final push for the state of indiana. the ver metropolitan senator rallied the masses in south bend sunday night. sanders says he'll fight for each and every vote right up until the convention. william miller iv died saturday after complications from a stroke. miller worked for some of the most prominent the names in the philadelphia political scene. he helped get wilson good jr. elected as the city's first black mayor. he was 68 years old. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a dreary start to
monday. low clouds and some fog in the area. the fog will disappear. those clouds will be hanging with us for most of the day. we'll give us occasional scattered showers. certainly not an all day rain today. chance of thunderstorms, that comes through this evening. some heavy downpours, especially in delaware and south jersey are possible. meantime, the fog, that's mainly in pennsylvania. look at the pocono mountains, hazleton, mt. pocono, quarter mile visibility, down to a quarter mile in allentown. doylestown has gotten a bit thicker since we've been on the air. millville has seen fog at times it's been down to a mile an a quarter. it's just improved. a little bit of a breeze will kick in, allowing mixture in the atmosphere. a little shower in philadelphia and delaware, 40s for now. in fact, most of the area is in the 40s. solidly in the 40s for exton, 47 degrees, west cherer is also 47. west cullen township is 46 degrees and in bucks county, doylestown, 46 also this
morning. pretty uniform with the clouds in place and the few scattered showers in the area. the satellite and radar shows us the showers dissipating quickly. to the west are some heavy downpours that late this afternoon may be affecting parts of delaware and into south jersey. those storms will possibly roll through philadelphia, too. but storminess is going to hold off until late this afternoon and this evening. for now, you can see the storms rolling through northwestern pennsylvania and into west virginia. these will move to the north. it's that batch we'll keep our eye on for later today. futurecast shows occasional showers, see light rainfall. that's at ç7:30 this morning. the showers will be on the move. most of the day, just cloudy skies. at 10:30 this morning, cloudy skies and the clouds stay with us into the afternoon hours. it's late in the afternoon. you can see that line of showers developing. that's 4:30 this afternoon. the chance of heavier downpours
with some scattered thunderstorms at 6:30 this evening for wilmington. your neighborhood forecast calling for lots of clouds and occasional showers but look at the temperatures, warming into the low 70s for somerton, malvern near 70 degrees this afternoon. the lehigh valley, 67 degrees for bethlehem. wild wood, 67 with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of scattered showers during the day in dover and wilmington. it's late this afternoon and this evening. they may be in for some thunderstorms. some cool weather and rainy weather is ahead. the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes to show you when it will finally come to annd. >> we look forward to that. 5:38. let's get you to work on this monday morning. >> jessica boyington is looking at the schuylkill. where specifically on the schuylkill is your camera trained this morning? >> we are watching around spring garden street right now on the schuylkill expressway. to problems right now in either direction. we do have a lot of cars starting to make their way out the door, starting to approach that 6:00 hour time line.
11-minute trip headed westbound from the vine street expressway to the blue route. average speeds into the 60s still. we still don't have anything major beginning on or terrible delays whether headed eastbound or westbound on the schuylkill expressway. if you're out the door in hatfield township, there's an accident scene out. downed wires on koffel road and snowball drive. the pa turnpike looking okay this morning. we are in the green, westbound or eastbound, 22 minutes from route 1 to valley forge with speeds way into the 60s still as well. vai? >> jessica, thank you. today we'll find out when cars can go faster on parts of the pennsylvania turnpike and interstate highways across the state. turnpike and penndot officials announce expansion of the 70 mile per hour speed limit in areas where it's 65 right now. both agencies made the changes after studying engineering and safety issues for the past two years. officials will also remind drivers that the 55 mile per
hour zones are staying the same. 48 degrees right now at 5:39. new jersey hospital is doing something very unusual to treat their patients. instead of turning first to prescription opioid pain killers, this hospital is going with an alternative approach to help combat addiction before it even starts. and birth defects caused by the zika virus may be the tip of the iceberg, according to some experts. just ahead, we'll tell you why the virus may hold some hidden problems for children.
closing arguments are expected in the trial of a man accused of beating and strangling a college student. he's charged in the death of his girlfriend, 18-year-old chadds ford native karlie hall. this happened at millersville university last year. he claims he only pushed hall during a drunken argument and did not try to kill her. last week a defense witness testified that an earlier injury an a nose bleed that left blood in hall's lungs caused her death. prince's family is heading to a minnesota courtroom as they begin to figure out what will happen with the singer's estate. prince died last month at the age of 57. he left behind an estate worth an estimated $300 million with no will or trust. several of prince's siblings
are expected to be in court. it's expected that prince's paisley park estate will be divided between his biological sister and five half siblings. this morning, an historic church in new york is destroyed after this fire ripped through the building. flames shot from the cathedral of st. sava in manhattan yesterday. hours earlier, orthodoxç parishioners celebrated sunday mass there. >> rebuild? >> yes, rebuild. what else can we do? i mean -- four firefighters suffered minor injuries. the church was built in the 1850s and was designated the city landmark in 1968. this morning, experts now say the increase of birth defects caused by the zika virus may, quote, the tip of of the
iceberg. doctors told a meeting of pediatricians in baltimore this weekend that many cases that probably had been missed because babies looked normal when they were born and their birth defects will only become parent as they get older. the research did say the epidemic continues to be on the wane in rio, at least for now. one new jersey hospital is trying to fight the epidemic of opioid abuse by not giving them out to the patients in the first place. at st. joseph's hospital in patterson, passaic county, emergency room doctors treated 5 75% of patients with alternative uses. because the drug can easily become so addictive. >> if we can give alternatives and still relieve the pain, then we're going to really help stop addiction dependency and that downward spiral that happens
from op identiioids. >> watch the special report, generation addicted right now at nbc10.com or on the nbc 10 mobile app. starting today, the new jersey department of education will hold hearings to answer the question, does the school day start too early? parents, teachers and students will get to weigh in on the possibility of moving the start time to 8:30 or later. the first meeting is today at camden county college blookwood campus. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> temperatures have come down into the 40s this morning. that's not the only thing coming down. we have scattered rain showers, light rain showers for philadelphia and delaware. look at the 40s for everyone. that's our starting point. we'll see a good warmup in spite of clouds and some occasional showers. the winds have shifted and will become more southerly to help boost our temperatures into the upper 60s and low 70s this
afternoon. it will come with scattered showers. we've seen scattered light showers quickly move through wilmington, pennsville, into wool rich township and they're still moving, heading offshore and dissipating, actually. clouds stay with us during the day and later this afternoon, look at the storms. these catch your attention. those will miss us to the north. that batch of storms is on track for parts of our area late this afternoon and this evening. the futurecast shows it at noontime, some scattered showers in allentown and into the pennsylvania suburbs. you can see a little bit of light rain falling in bucks county. that's at lunch time. as we go into the later afternoon hours we'll see showers return and look at the storms popping up to our southwest. those will be moving into parts of the area, rolling across delaware into south jersey and skirting past philadelphia. that's at 5:00 thisç afternoon. downpours, lightning and strong gusty winds. those showers will keep moving and heading toward the shore,
cumberland county at 7:00 this evening, we'll see those showers and quickly moving offshore, atlantic city and cape may, 8:00 this evening. you can see that line of showers and thunderstorms extends into southern delaware as well. so that's to watch out for later this afternoon. then we will get a few more showers during the late evening hours for delaware and into south jersey and another chance of rainfall again for tomorrow. in fact, the ten-day outlook shows a number of chances of occasional showers. mostly today is just going to be cloudy. those showers will be popping up late this afternoon and a chance of thunderstorms, 70 degrees. tomorrow, light rain showers and 64, staying cooler on wednesday. we may get a dry start on wednesday but later in the day showers and a chance of more thunderstorms and we're stuck in the 60s for wednesday and again on thursday. and again on friday. i hope you have at least one umbrella so you can lose one and still be covered at the end of the week. saturday, a break.
partly sunny and 74 but clouds return during the day. don't expect an all-day rainfall but a chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms on sunday. then we get some dry weather for monday, tuesday and wednesday. and real summer preview by midweek. monday and tuesday in the 70s. closer to 80 degrees on tuesday and into the 80s for wednesday. tracy, vai? >> all right, bill. >> i like it. >> i always seem to forget mine in the car. i'm at work or home. where's my -- it's in the car. >> you have to have one in the car, at home and in the desk. >> yes, 42 in new jersey. bellmawr, the 295 northbound ramp has been closed for most of the morning because of a fuel spill from an earlier accident. that's clear. good to go there.
here's the vine street expressway, moving through center city around 8th street. no problems in either direction. we were open this morning without that ongoing construction in the area. right now you'll have no problems getting to 95 or the schuylkill expressway. now we check in with 422. no problems here either. we have an eight-minute drive tito the schuylkill expressway. about ten minutes before 6:00 a.m. still to come on "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00, deadly crash investigation. philadelphia police are working to find out what caused this wreck that killed a child and injured eight people, including a 2-month-old baby. but first at 5:50, rain can't put a damper on the phillies. they sweep the indians. that's not all. the team is giving fans a major league baseball surprise.
there. this is route 202 around chester pike. this camera, you can see reduced visibility out there as cars make their way out the door. just watch out for that, maybe give yourself an extra couple of minutes before you head out the door this morning. this is 202 around chester pike. more updates for the rest of our majors when i'm back in the 6:00 hour. commuters in our area are not seeing any delays on amtrak after a freight train derailment in washington, d.c. the csx train left the tracks yesterday morning. one car leaked a chemical often used in cleaners. that leak was plugged. no one was hurt. ç muhammad ali's childhood home in kentucky is now a museum. people in louisville celebrated the grand opening yesterday. here's the little pink house where cassius clay grew up. he changed his name to muhammad ali on the way to becoming the
world's most famous boxer. lena montgomery was a little girl when the future champ baby sat here. >> ali is now 74 years old, he lives in arizona. the owners of the museum said they wanted to preserve the roots of the man who many considered to be the greatest. you're looking at night at the fights in philadelphia. local celebrities went toe to toe saturday night, all for a good cause. >> district attorney versus defense attorney. >> d.a. seth williams and lawyer tariq shabab squared off. the judges gave the fight to shahbaz. the event raised money for the urban league of philadelphia. today the philadelphia eagles are teaming up with the
adam taliaferro foundation. >> those students spent the past year raising money and awareness for the foundation which helps people with spinal injuries. ta taliaferro is a member of the new jersey general assembly. he suffered a spinal injury in 2000 which paralyzed him. after surgery and rehab, he managed to walk again three months later. the phillies are the hottest team in baseball, on a six-game winning streak. phillies have now won nine of their last ten games. it's a start to the season, few, if any fans expected. >> we're surprising a lot of people. to do coming in from spring training, day one.
now our confidence is as high as it gets and we're playing well. >> the phils are just 2 1/2 games out the first place and they will be in st. louis tonight. first daughter malia obama will go to harvard university. the obama's eldest daughter will take a year off before enrolling she'll graduate from sidwell friend school in washington this year. harvard encourages students to take a year off to travel or do missionary work. two missionaries from a local religious organization are killed in jamaica. coming up, all new at 6:00, we'll tell you what we know about the two killed and the investigation into their death. plus, this -- >> i probably don't know where i would be, probably fighting with verizon, if it wasn't for you guys. >> nbc 10 responds, getting one
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nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," two missionaires working for a local religious organization are killed in jamaica. >> flames spitting out of windows as a historic new york church burns. churchgoers in new york watched in horror hours after celebrating service. >> a live look at the first alert radar this morning as you get ready to take on a rainy week. there's some reduced visibility in some areas this morning. 6:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we saw the reduced visibility on route 202. let's check in with meteorologist bill henley who has the neighborhood forecast. >> the sun is up but we're not going to see it, at least to start with. most of the day we're looking at cloudy skies and this morning we have see