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bill henley, who has the neighborhood weather forecast. >> we're starting off with those clouds and sprinkles. just scattered light showers moving through delaware and new jersey. philadelphia saw some of that activity. right now it is just delaware and south jersey. most of it is very light and it's on the move too. it's really not going to last long. you can see those showers in the atlantic city area to start with. we're starting off in the 50s. mostly cloudy. just a little bit of a breeze. you see the clouds over new jersey. the suburbs seeing those clouds. lehigh valley and delaware as well. philadelphia, those clouds over center city are starting to thin out. we'll see some breaks of sunshine as we go into the morning hours. 63 degrees at 10:00. then warming nicely into the 70s. even though we're starting off with clouds, we'll see more and more sunshine during the day with afternoon temperatures across the board warming into the low 70s. i'll go through the futurecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes to show you when you might see a few more sprinkles
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even this afternoon. but first, let's check in with jessica boyington, see how the traffic is moving on a thursday morning. >> well, bill, we're watching the schuylkill expressway. this is around the conshohocken curve area. no big delays yet. this is typically where we see delays first on the schuylkill because we're down to two lanes. eastbound and westbound we're okay. average speeds into the 60s. no big problems. also, the area bridges, we are in the process of that scheduled opening on the taconi-palmyra. take the betsy ross bridge as your alternate, but it should be back in business within the next 15 minutes or so. also, we're clear on the ben and the walt whitman bridge as well. watching construction over in delaware, route 13, that on-ramp to 295 southbound is closed this morning. it's 5:31. we continue to follow breaking news here on nbc 10. right now crews are over the mediterranean sea looking for an egyptair plane that vanished on its flight to cairo from paris. take a look.
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egyptair flight ms-804 was heading from paris to egypt's capital before it lost contact and vanished from radar over the mediterranean sea just as it entered egyptian air space. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in the digital operations center this morning to break down what we know. what can you tell us? >> every few minutes, tracy, new information is coming into the newsroom. we are monitoring developments coming out of cairo and paris. i can tell you in just the last few minutes, the french prime minister wrapped up some brief remarks he made outside the airport. we're currently working on a translation. i'll have that in the next half hour. first, let's take a live picture outside cairo's airport, where we are expecting egyptian air officials to address this matter in the next hour and a half, around 7:00 a.m. eastern time. they will have a press conference outside the cairo airport. let's go to the flight path again. i want to the show you what happened. here's what we know. egyptair flight 804 was headed
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from paris to cairo when it vanished from radar around 2:30 a.m. egypt time, which is 8:45 p.m. here on the east coast. 66 passengers and crew members were on board. no americans are reported on that plane. egyptian authorities tell nbc news search operations are right now under way over the mediterranean sea. aviation experts say two main theories are being considered at this point. one, that a catastrophic breakup occurred at 37,000 feet, which is highly unlikely, especially for this kind of reliable aircraft. the second, terrorism. >> when you have an accident at altitude at 37,000 feet when the chances are they're on autopilot and the plane is operating perfectly smoothly, and by the way, the airbus a-320 is highly computerized with multiple redundancies built into the system. you have to consider a chief possibility here is terrorism. >> and we have crews spread out throughout the coverage area. we have an nbc news crew at the
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airport in paris. we also have one en route to the airport in cairo. we have been in touch with both teams. i'll have the latest information for you, including those comments from the french prime minister, coming up in the next half hour. reporting live in the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> katy, thanks for that update. 5:34 right now. new this morning, police are investigating three shootings in camden that happened within a three-hour period. they want to talk to this man. officers believe he may have information about a shooting on pierce street early yesterday morning where a 19-year-old man was killed. authorities also believe this suv may provide clues in the homicide. they say that shooting may be related to two other shootings that happened just hours before. no one was hurt in those incidents. today presumptive republican presidential nominee donald trump is in new jersey for multiple events, but one of them aims to help governor chris christie. nbc 10's pamela osbourne is live
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this morning. i'm sure governor christie is hoping trump gives him a little bit of a boost because his approval numbers have hit historic lows. >> reporter: vai, that's right. as you know, we've seen a lot of donald trump in new jersey, pennsylvania, and delaware. he's done many campaign stops, but this one, as you mentioned, is a little bit different here today. for starters, it's going to cost you $200 to see trump at one of two events. but the money he's raising isn't going towards his campaign. it's a favor for friend and new jersey governor chris christie, who still owes creditors $250,000 from his own run at the white house. this event at the lawrenceville national guard armory will help raise money to help crihristie y off that debt. trump will also be fundraiser to benefit the gop. tickets for that start at $25,000. i'm pamela osbourne, nbc 10 news. meantime, presumptive
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republican nominee donald trump is making a move many political observe essay is designed to unite the republican party. >> he took the unusual step of releasing the names of 11 potential u.s. supreme court nominees. trump put a pennsylvania judge on that short list. thomas hardiman is based in pittsburgh. he sits on the u.s. court of appeals for the third circuit. hardiman is among trump's list of 11 conservative judges that trump would vet to fill antonin scalia's vacant court seat. trump released the list yesterday, fulfilling a promise he made back in march. meantime, trump used the word rape regarding a decades' old allegation against bill clinton. he was referring to a controversial claim in the 1990s by a woman saying she was assaulted. clinton denied the allegations. he was never charged.
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a clinton spokesperson accuses trump of, quote, attacking when he feels wounded and dragging the american people through the mud for his own gain. vermont senator bernie sanders is now vowing to stay in the presidential race despite the fact that hillary clinton is very close to securing the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination. >> in tuesday's contest, sanders picks up more delegates than clinton, but she kept her overall lead. still, sanders says he'll keep fighting until the convention here in philadelphia in july. sanders is ramping up his criticism of the democratic party. he says party leaders are making the election process benefit clinton. thousands of activists are trying to get permits to march in philadelphia during the summer's democratic national convention. 5,000 demonstrators plan to march on market street from city hall to independence mall on july 4th, the day before the convention begins. that group of activists will be marching for clean energy. they're the first group to get approval from the city to march during dnc week.
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mayor's office says seven other requests are pending. one was given a preliminary denial. and a philadelphia lawmaker will propose an alternative to the tax on sugary drinks. some people are concerned the bilked hit you in the wallet every time you go to the grocery store. councilwoman brown is expected to propose a container tax, which is similar to a tax in baltimore. it's unclear whether milk would be added to that list. we reached out to the councilwoman and received no specifics. mayor kenny hopes the alternative tax is an idea that will fizzle out. >> this measure just adds pain and removes the gain. there's not enough revenue generated to pay for even a quarter of what we're talking about. >> the container tax would replace the mayor's sugary drinks tax, which is designed to help fund education, rehab recreation centers, and police and fire departments in the
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city. the sugary drinks tax would be 3 cents per ounce and would be paid by beverage distributors, who say it would hurt businesses and could cost jobs. three minutes before sunrise, and we're getting a great view of the clouds that are starting things off. these clouds will not be here all day. you can already see some breaks in the cloud cover. that's the view lacki ilooking e comcast center. we're close to where we were yesterday morning. 50s for the lehigh valley. in the suburbs, 54. delaware at 54 degrees. south jersey, there are some cooler spots, but no one is cold this morning. 54 degrees in florence. princeton has dropped into the 40s. that's the cool spot. we'll see a nice warmup. a few scattered showers moving
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through south jersey and delaware. that's light shower activity. that will not last all day. a chance first thing this morning, then a chance this afternoon of a few isolate light showers. most of the day it's going to be dry. even though we're starting off with clouds, we'll get more and more sunshine. look at the temperatures warming up into the lehigh valley. into the 70s, also for the suburbs, clouds to start with and sun this afternoon. a light breeze blowing. a cloudy start for fairmont. you'll see sunshine this afternoon. in interior new jersey, trenton and haddonfield, low 70s. those clouds will be thinning out. the temperatures climbing to the 60s right at the shore. still a little bit of a breeze coming in off that ocean. an isolated shower this morning and a chance, just a chance of an afternoon shower. dover, rehoboth beach and wilmington, sunshine, peeks through the clouds, near 70 degrees in dover and into the low 70s in wilmington. that's today. a beautiful day. ahead for tomorrow, no threat of
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showers, but the weekend, it's a different story. beautiful sunny skies, well into the 70s on friday. look at saturday. here comes the rain with a good chance of rain continuing into saturday night. by sunday, we could see some breaks of sunshine, but there's still a possibility of some scattered showers in the area. 71 degrees sunday afternoon in philadelphia. 60s for much of the rest of the area. the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, 5:41. let's get you to work. >> let's check in with jessica. >> we're still seeing some delays here. we had an earlier scheduled opening. for now what we're paying attention to is the taconi-palmyra. it was scheduled for 5:20. this is the toll plaza right up here. just a few moments ago we saw some traffic. you can see brake lights approaching that scene. looks like we're getting back to
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normal right now. betsy ross bridge would be your alternate, but you'll be fine once you get there. here's the vine street expressway. if you typically take this through center city, you may tune in to see if there's ongoing construction. we typically have it closed east and westbound between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. we avoided all that this morning. eastbound or westbound towards the schuylkill expressway, no problems or delays. if you're heading on 95 throughout delawaring we'e ingd the green. >> jessica, thank you. 54 degrees at our studios. 5:42. don't hold up the line. the tsa has been criticized for recent long lines. hear why the agency says travelers share some of the blame. plus, not right now. the bill that could have allowed alcohol on the jersey shore
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boardwalk is being pushed back. we'll explain why.
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it's 5:45. a new study shows motorcycle deaths rose 10% in the u.s. last year. more than 5,000 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2015. the governor's highway safety association attributes the increase mainly to increased
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travel nationwide. today in philadelphia, lawmakers will try to get to the bottom of lead concerns in pennsylvania and the health effect it has on the public. >> children's hospital of philadelphia will host the senate round table on lead exposure. leaders are expected to discuss the size of the problem and how to minimize exposure to lead. the nbc 10 investigators have been looking into the issue. you can find the series on and the nbc 10 app. investigators break down what every family should know, including where lead could be lurking in your home. and doctors say a cancer drug is helping people survive for years. >> a new study finds 40% of patients with advanced melanoma were alive three years after treatment with the drug. it allows immune cells to find tumor cells and destroy them. >> certain group of patients whose tumors will shrink. there's a certain percentage of patients it will stop the tumors from getting any bigger and they
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stay that way for months to years. >> doctors are not calling it a cure, and they say it doesn't work for everyone. also happening today, tsa officials will address the media later this morning about the upcoming summer travel season. >> the briefing comes as the agency faces criticism over long lines. the tsa will provide travel tips and show people bringing prohibitive items and how it slows down the screening process and increases the wait times at the airport. the tsa has recently come under fire for long lines and extended wait times caused by staffing issues. the agency has responded by adding additional agents at some of the hardest hit airports. so we wanted to see if tsa problems are playing out at philadelphia international. we saw launch tiunchtime lines smoothly with no delays. a phl spokesperson suggested passengers arrive two hours early for domestic flights and three hours early for international travel. she says the airport is ready
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for the busy travel season. >> there's a call early each morning between the tsa staff and the airlines and the airport to learn about flight loads so the tsa can move its staff. >> some travelers we spoke to say they got precertified by the tsa in anticipation of the long lines at the airports. and happening today, rutgers university camden is holding three separate graduation ceremonies. the school of business students will receive degrees this morning. officials will hold a ceremony for law school students. then tonight, the students and faculty of arts and sciences will get their degrees. now for our doctor of meteorology. >> well, we've got some clouds to start with, but we won't see them all day. we're watching for a few sprinkles. so far the rain showers have been light and scattered to the north of wildwood. you can see the clouds are over the boardwalk, completely dry
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there. we will get some sunshine. we're getting a mild start this morning. 54 degrees in philadelphia. in fact, most of the area is in the 50s. most of the area running a couple degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. clouds are going to hold the temperatures down to begin with. the clouds will be breaking. the showers are already moving through delaware and south jersey. starting to dry out in dover. you see the scattered light showers moving through eastern cumberland county. those are on the way to atlantic city. a few rain drops right now. nothing more than a few light showers during the day. 54 in philadelphia. you can see the clouds overhead. look how they break as we go into the afternoon hours. 66 degrees at lunchtime. for the suburbs, yes, clouds to start with. sunshine this afternoon. in fact, bright sunshine. 67 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. a little bit of a breeze out of the northwest for the lehigh valley. that'll help to clear those clouds out of here. 60s by 2:00 this afternoon. 68 degrees. 52 degrees right now. just one degree cooler in new jersey. those clouds breaking this afternoon. won't clear out completely.
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look at the 2:00 and 4:00 hour. there's a chance of some isolated showers popping up again during the afternoon hours in south jersey and at the shore. you'll get some breaks of sunshine to 52. the wind coming onshore. that'll keep things cooler along the coast. for delaware, a cloudy morning. you can see the clouds in wilmington. 54 degrees. some sunshine breaking through at 10:00. an isolated shower is possible around lunchtime and 2:00 this afternoon. then sunshine is back. you can probably get away with not carrying the umbrella today. here comes the rain on saturday. it moves into the morning. stays through the day on saturday. still clouds around for sunday. mostly cloudy skies and a chance of a shower sunday. 71 degrees. showers back monday. then we get a break for tuesday. look at warmup ahead for wednesday, thursday, and friday.
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into the 80s. by saturday, a little cooler and a chance of a shower, 77 degrees. tracy, vai? >> umbrella for the weekend. got it, bill. nine minutes before 6:00 right now. let's get you to work on this thursday morning and check 95. >> jessica is checking that forecast. >> we're still doing great. we typically don't see any big delays or volume on 95 until about the 6:20 mark or so. right now we are seeing people heading out the door. this is around cottman avenue. reports of an accident on kelly drive that may be tying things up. might be some delays there. route 202 looks great for the most part. we have a ten-minute drive time headed southbound from the schuylkill to route 30. you can see speeds into the 60s there. this is route 738 near camden. no big problems or delays.
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more updates for you when i come back. >> all right. thank you, jessie. a bill in pennsylvania could soon become law when it comes to drunk driving. we'll tell you what the punishment could be after a first offense.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a check on your first alert traffic. right now we're looking live at the platt bridge. looks okay in both directions. no big delays. also, we've been reporting on the rest of the area bridges. the taconi-palmyra back in business. the rest of the area bridges doing okay into philadelphia. more updates in the 6:00 hour. five minutes before 6:00 right now. need some stress relief at work today? >> we all could use a little bit of that. uber and the pennsylvania spca can help you out. more than a dozen adorable puppies like these guys. this is drew and maddox. they're available for puppy play dates. this is the second year the pspca has teamed up with uber
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for the fundraiser. not camera shy at all. for $30, you can schedule 15 minutes of fun for you and your co-workers. >> number one, of course, we will provide a little bit of stress relief to offices across philadelphia. but then also, you know, of course we're getting out there and letting people know that we have so many adoptable animals that are looking for homes, you know, puppies included. >> the puppy play dates are scheduled through the uber app. this year it's available to offices in philadelphia, cherry hill, conshohocken, and king of prussia. tune in every saturday morning to see an adoptable dog or cat that you can make a forever friend. cyclists from around our area rode in silence last night to honor eight local bicyclists killed in accidents. one of the two rides began at the steps of the philadelphia museum of art. they rode eight miles slowly and in silence.
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they hoped the ride will encourage drivers to share the road. another similar ride happened at freedom park in medford. pennsylvania governor tom wolf is expected to sign a bill that could require first-time dui offenders to use ignition interlock systems. yesterday the senate unanimously passed the measure. it requires first-time dui offenders with a blood alcohol of 1.0 or higher to use breath monitoring system for a year instead of losing their license. the device will not allow a vehicle to start if the driver has been drinking. under the current law, repeat dui offenders must use the ignition interlock system. meantime in atlantic city, leaders have postponed a vote that would allow people to carry open containers of alcohol on the boardwalk. city council tabled the issue for more discussion. the bill requires that people who openly carry alcohol buy it from a licensed beverage business adjacent to the boardwalk and the container has to display the name of that
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business. three before 6:00 right now. we continue to follow breaking news. >> an egyptair plane is missing over the mediterranean sea. the plane left paris last night and disappeared around 11:00 our time last night. france's prime minister just spoke to reporters. we'll tell you what he's saying this morning. plus -- >> i want the tickets cleared. i want my name cleared. >> in four months, she was hit with five driving violations. the problem is, she doesn't have a car. all new at 6:00, how harry hairston and the nbc 10 responds team helped her out.
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breaking news this morning about a missing egyptair plane. the a.p. is reporting it crashed with 66 people on board. this is a story we've been following for you all night long. just minutes ago, we learned new details. donald trump is in mercer county today helping chris christie dig himself out


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