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your phillies' home opener forecast. i'll see you in a bit. jessica? >> thanks. we're starting on the roosevelt boulevard. our cameras around 9th street. a few minutes ago we had construction. it was into this right-hand shoulder. it literally just cleared in the last five minutes. i wanted to update you there. no backups or reported delays because of that. as you see, there was a little bit of residual delay at the time when they were getting the construction vehicles out of the way. for now, we're good. it's currently blocked. set to reopen sometime this morning. i'm going to keep my eye on that for you there. also watching the schuylkill expressway. we'll check in with drive times here. no problems or delays so far. we are into the green eastbound, 12 minutes from the blue route to the vine. average speeds in the 60s moving to center city. >> thanks. this morning we're following breaking developments in syria where the u.s. launched about 60 missiles against a syrian air base that was home base for the chemical attack this week that killed dozens in syria.
at least six people were killed in the attack. and this morning, syrian state tv called the attack an aggression that leads to losses. overnight, the kremlin claimed the attack was in violation of international law. meantime, secretary of state rex tillerson said russia failed in its responsibility to deliver the commitment to secure syria's chemical weapons. katy zachry is live in the digital operations center. katy, this is president trump's biggest decision he's made while in the white house. what's been the reaction from lawmakers? >> reporter: as soon as president trump announced his decision to carry out the military action, lawmakers began reacting. take a look. from pennsylvania, republican senator pat toomey said, "the assad regime's latest chemical weapon attack on innocent men, women, and children, is horrific and appalling. if the united nations does not take appropriate action, then the united states must." democrat chris koonz from delaware said, "while i'm encouraging that the trump administration has felt compelled to act forcefully, i'm gravely concerned that the
united states is engaging further militariy in syria without a well-thought-out, comprehensive plan." it's images like this from tuesday's chemical attack in syria that have gripped the hearts of the world and prompted president trump to react with this military offensive. he ordered the attack after speaking with his military and national security teams. >> it is in this vital national security interest of the united states to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. >> reporter: this is the president's first known mission as commander in chief. it signals a major shift in focus for u.s. troops in the region that were previously centered on the ongoing fight against isis. you heard from the president. he addressed the country last night. it wasn't just the nation he was addressing. he had remarks for the world, and i'll have more on that coming up at 5:00. for now, reporting live in the digital operations center, nbc10
news. >> thank you. we will all follow, including katy, the air strikes throughout the morning. coming up, we'll hear from military experts on what comes next for the u.s. and hear from the syrian woman in the lehigh valley who made headlines when she was deported after initially arriving in philadelphia. new overnight, philadelphia police looking for two robbers who shot a victim in the back at 4th and wyoming in fefltonville. two men were held up after they went to ana atm. one victim turned over more than $250 in cash. the other victim was shot when he turned to run. he's in stable condition. 4:33. 37 degrees. overnight, firefighters putting out hot spots from a warehouse fire. this is gloucester county on bar ell barelly boulevard. the warehouse sources items for auctions. no one was hurt. a child kidnapped in
wilmington is safe. >> police continue to search for her abductor. witnessness said they saw the 4 -- witnesses said they saw the 4-year-old being kidnapped in sugar plum court last night. she was found unharmed two hours later in wilmington's banning park. nbc10 was on the scene where the girl was kidnapped. witnesses told police a man in a car literally scooped the girl off the street and drove away. investigators say the passerby discovered her in the park about 20 minutes away. they said the abductor was driving a dark colored sedan with tinted windows. more state troopers expected to take the stand as the trial continues for accused cop killer eric frein. >> frein arrived in court yesterday, several hours late. sources say he had to be treated at the hospital for hitting his head on the sink while brushing his teeth in his jail cell. frein is charged with killing corporal brian dixon and wounding trooper alex douglas in a 2014 ambush at their barracks. the school in glassboro will
reopen after a health scare. glassboro intermediate school was evacuated after a gas leak made students sick. higher than normal carbon monoxide levels were found at the school. here's a live look at citizens bank park now where the phillies will be playing their 2017 home opener today. matt delucia is at the ballpark. we'll check in with him for a preview of the big game that you can only watch here on nbc10. and this morning, new jersey transit will be back running at full capacity to and from new york just days after a train derailment. in a related story, governor chris christie is blasting amtrak for safety lapses. the governor's asking new jersey transit to temporarily stop maintenance payments to amtrak, and he's considering suing amtrak to get millions back. former vice president joe biden will be in newark today for a rally to celebrate the opening of the biden institute of the university of delaware. the institute will focus on developing public policy solutions on economics, the
environment, civil rights, women's rights, and criminal justice. 4:35. a traffic stop takes a dramatic turn for a new jersey state trooper and a pregnant woman. >> coming up, we'll hear the moments that that trooper helped deliver a baby. and bad medicine for bon jovi fans. why the new jersey rocker is postponing some shows. and after the storm, we'll show the damage left behind from yesterday's severe weather. and we are tracking a chilly day. temperatures only topping out at up to 49 degrees. it looks like the winds are going to start to kick up. i have the phillies' home opener forecast coming up on the other side of the break. vanessa: i got hurt and was given painkillers.
around the 2:00 marker. in a warehouse that's partially blocking the off rmamps to get o 295. you see the activity in black and white. still early with no sun out. it's difficult to see. i'll point it out. as you see the flashing lights, every once in a while i see an emergency vehicle move out of the way. 295 in poulsbo around route 678, you see the west stepford area, open around 130. that can be an alternate. 95 moving through delaware. we look good. 11 minutes northbound from 295 to 495. early speeds are into the 60s. and keeping it in delaware, watch for the flooding that we've been watching in new castle of airport road. closed all week long so far between highway 37 and i-95. i'll have updates for you on the rest of the roads, and we'll check in with more drive times in about ten minutes. i'm first alert meteorologist erika martin.
cool across the area, philadelphia, 47 degrees. the wind speeds are 20 miles per hour, gusting up to 28 miles per hour. right now we're seeing a little bit of a southwesterly influence. soon enough they'll shift, and temperatures will feel a lot colder than they actually are. neighborhoods andora, 44, along with chestnut hill. center city, 47. rittenhouse, 47 degrees. penns port also seeing upper 40s for you. right now, an unseasonably chilly temperature for this time of year. the normal high, 62. whitehall at 44 along with bethlehem and nazareth. one degree cooler here at 43. the winds now a bit of an issue. we're seeing a little bit of a westerly/southwesterly influence. 13 miles per hour for wildwood. 13 for dover. notice a difference here with those wind gusts. already starting to pick up quite a bit. and they're going to increase pretty strong throughout this morning, into the afternoon hours. we'll get that for you soon
enough. wilmington, 26 mile-per-hour wind gusts. dover, 17. and coatesville, 17 mile-per-hour wind gusts. so what about the phillies' home opener game today? so 3:06 p.m., we start to see people coming into the stadium. the actual game starts at 4:10 -- 3:06, sorry. i'm not a sports person, i'm a meteorologist. mid game, 47 is the expected temperature. westerly, 15 to 25 miles per hour. the issue that we're going to be seeing would be the increasing wind gusts and those feels-like temperatures. it's going to feel like it's in the upper 30s to low 40s. bundle up. the weekend forecast looks fantastic. we're climbing into the 50s and 60s. and i do have to tell you right now, by monday and into tuesday, it looks like we're going to have a pair of 80s to kick off the following workweek. back to you. >> whoo! ♪ strike to the heart and you're to blame ♪ ♪ you give love a bad name who doesn't like bon jovi?
totally. fans in new york won't get to see bon jovi, a show like this tonight or tomorrow as scheduled. the new jersey native is postponing shows until next week because he has bronchitis. bon jovi says he wants to be able to give fans a full powerhouse performance. ♪ >> can't sing with bronchitis. new jersey's cracking down on distracted driving. >> we'll tell you how the garden state is warning drivers caught using their phones without a hands-free device. >> reporter: and good morning, i'm matt delucia live at citizens bank park. it might not feel like spring outside right now, but it is time for the phillies' home opener. we're here at the ballpark very early, giving you a preview of what to expect for this season -- especially what's coming up later on today.
nbc10's matt delucia is live at the ballpark in south fully. get us ready for the big game day. >> reporter: and aren't i ready for this game? i got the hat here. this is what fans will be getting as they come through the door, through the gates today for the first game, the home opener of the phillies' season. this is just great. we've got springtime. it's a little chilly now. of course, this is just something that you -- the diehard fans will love. it is time for baseball once again. look here at citizens bank park. you see the tarp out here on the field. it was a very rainy day yesterday. of course, they're going to hopefully have a little bit better weather later on today. 40s, erika will keep you posted on the forecast for the rest of the day. everyone's got their firpgs cro fingers -- their fingers crossed for a good time. earlier the phillies played the cincinnati reds. they won the first game opening day. they lost the other two games. and so now we are here back home
for the phillies' home opener. the game tie is at 3:-- game time is at 3:05. a couple of interesting things to keep in mind -- because it's a home opener, you have a block party that is free. there will be food, music, fun. at 2:30, you'll want to be in your seats. that's when the pregame fun starts. the players are going to be walking down the all-star walk. they'll come down to the field. and hopefully weather permitting, the leapfrogs will be parachuting down on to the field with the ball that they will use for the first pitch. so very fun, lively day in store here at the ballpark here. and of course, coming up in the next hour, we'll see some of the other cool things that you can get in addition to this little hat here. i want to stay warm. live at citizens bank park, back to you. >> we'll take the hat, matt. >> tracy wants that hat badly. you can watch today's home opener here on nbc10. coverage begins at 2:00 with our
pregame "welcome home, phillies" special. now our county-by-county coverage starts in bucks county. >> a couple entered pleas on child endangerment charges for gifting their daughters to a feasterville man. he took the girls in and allegedly fathered two children with one of the underage girls. yesterday she pleaded guilty. her husband entered a no contest plea. caplan goes on trial next month on sexual assault charges. and a report that a 5-year-old special needs student was sexually assaulted on her school bus. they say an older student committed the crime. they say other students witnessed incident last week on the way home from the p.j. school hill. no charges have been filed. delaware county officials broke ground yesterday on one of the first brand-name hotels to be built in upper darby township. the new holiday inn and suites is set to open in drexelbrook
next week. comfort inn is also building in the area. and mummers kicked off the grand opening of the legoland discovery center at the mall. it features an interactive lego-themed ride. the lego 4d cinema and ten philadelphia-themed play areas. this is one of nine legoland discovery centers across the country. berks county is about to become the home to the second indoor veladrome in the country. the indoor cycling track is being built in reading. this is a rendering. the only other one in the u.s. in california. and in berks county, a bridge that connects reading with west reading will reopen today. the mayors will hold a ribbon-cutting for the bridge. crews committed a $14 million overhaul on the bridge. and speaking of roads and bridges, we'll check the road to work at 4:48. got to be better than yesterday already. >> let's check in with jessica boyington to see how it looks. jess?
yeah, at least easier to drive on for now. we're watching route 202, the charl cameras around 29. directions northbound and southbound good. if you're moving from this point around route 29, you see when a car doesn't move through, you can't see the roads. seven-minute average speeds into the 60s. getting to the schuylkill expressway from route 202, you'll be fine. moving from a portion of around strawberry mansion headed to east falls, seeing a closure on mlk drive because of flooding from yesterday's rain. and again, that's between sweet briar drive and falls bridge. watch for some of that closure there. you'll want to avoid mlk until they confirm and clear that area. also watching 295 in poulsbo near route 678. our cameras there zoomed in off of the highway and on the off ramps. you can see the flashing lights here. now there was a fire, a warehouse fire that occurred around 2:00 this morning. it's closing down a portion of those on and off ramps for 295. you still have to get to 295
moving through west stepford. open at 130. any of the exits are open and available. you also can take the new jersey turnpike. 422 looks good. eastbound to the schuylkill, no problems. and updates on the flooding area and 295 when i come back. >> thank you. ten minutes before 5:00 a.m. on this friday. april 7th. home onlypener -- >> erika martin, fill us in. we have a gorgeous friday as far as i'm concerned. the good news is at least we're not going to get rained out today. here is the setup. a little bit of a influence southwesterly and westerly. notice the atmosphere is mainly dry. i'll time out hour by hour the one or two sprinkles that may make it through. i'm happy because just a few days ago, about 48 hours ago, it looked like we were going to get more rain for this afternoon. and it looks like temperatures right now for the p.a. suburbs
mainly in the 40s. malvern, 43 degrees. north wales at 43. warrenton, 43. new hope and newtown currently at 44 degrees. and for new jersey, also seeing lots of 40s. upper 40s for robinsville at 47. pemberton, 46 degrees. coil field, 44 degrees. let's time out this light rain for you hour by hour starting at 4:30 a.m. i'm going to pause this here. at 11:30 a.m. seeing a wintry mix through parts of mt. pocono. lehigh valley may see a mix. otherwise, it's mainly rain. clouds will make it into the area. i'm going with mostly cloudy skies. and you saw that. it was a quick blip. that's all we saw moving across philadelphia. good news there, everything pretty much skirts the philly metro area just to the northwest. just to the southeast. it looks like nothing's really going to make it here. at best we'll see one scattered shower moving through. we're definitely happy about that. out-the-door forecast at 7:00
a.m., seeing temperatures in the low 40s. developing clouds by 11:00 a.m. we saw hour by hour and radar, satellite and radar, picking up on the clouds. not a surprise there. 47 degrees by 3:00 p.m. the same deal for the p.a. suburbs. clouds start to develop. it looks like a mix of sun and clouds for they had l -- for thh valley. more clouds for the jersey shore. temperatures topping out along the jersey shore in the low 50s. the ten day on 10, i bumped this up for today. 49 degrees. from 47 yesterday. 58 on saturday. 66 on sunday. and then we have a pair of 80s on monday and tuesday. plenty of sunshine in the forecast. we go into the 60s by wednesday, thursday, and friday. we may get an isolated shower on wednesday. for now, i'm going with mostly cloudy skies and a pretty decent friday for the phillies' home opener. back to you. >> thank you. taking a look at damage from yesterday's storms -- heavy rain
and strong winds brought down trees. this one fell on a car in greenville, new castle county. two people were hurt, we're told they should be okay. meanwhile in montgomery county, strong storm ripped the roof off the materials building in west conchahawken. >> we're scared. you shouldn't be near the window. we decided to take cover and ran in the back. >> debris with all the flainaild everything hit the roof. if anybody's walking that back lot, i'm sure there would have been fatalities. >> it appears that straight-line wind caused the damage. the company just replaced the roof in the last year and a half. new jersey has a new warning for distracted drivers that just might help them keep their eyes on the road. the state will send warning letters to any driver caught using a phone without a hands-free device. you're asked to call the alert system with the make, model, and license plate number of any
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this weekend, visitors will get a rare glimpse at the eastern state penitentiary. starting tomorrow, the prison's archives will be available to the public in a popup museum space. it will feature mug shots, historic press photos, and news articles about escapes and riots. the popup museum will be open for ten days. a north jersey woman was on her way to the hospital to deliver her baby yesterday when it became clear the baby just
wasn't going to wait. >> no. and that's when two police officers came to the rescue. >> we've got a head out. okay -- [ scream ] >> all right, here we go. beautiful baby girl! >> aw! a state trooper rushed in after the mom's friend call ed 911. the friend of the mom pulled off the side of route 78 in summit union county. the trooper and police officer got there just in time to help deliver the 6 pound, 14-ounce baby girl. >> congratulations. well, a philadelphia eagle is helping make sure a teen has an unforgettable prom. >> marcus smith and unity for community surprised a student for an all-expenses-paid prom night. the package includes the prom ticket, suit, shoes, fresh haircut, and even a ride to the dance. the boy's mom reached out to unity in the community after she realized she couldn't afford to send her son to the prom on her
own. >> i'm very -- again, i'm very grateful. like if it wasn't for the help, that i wrote a letter, my son wouldn't be able to go to the prom. >> the boy's mom says they lost everything during a recent fire at the family's home. another great story. this story about a wish that came true for a south jersey girl who's been in and out of the hospital. >> here's the story -- she went from egg harbor city to broadway to see the hottest show in town, "hamilton." 14-year-old maddie banks is battling cystic fibrosis. her caused to and from the hospital caused her to miss a class trip to see "hamilton." when a nonprofit group heard, they surprised her with tickets to see the musical. >> i think it will be amazing. it will lift my spirits. i'll keep moving forward with it. >> last week she went to the doctor, and she could have been admitted. he was like, well, i'm not going to admit her because she's got to go new york. do your best to get better and
enjoy it. >> she saw the show last night. we need to check in with her and see what she thought. now she's up to date with her classmates. >> by the way, have you seen "hamilton"? >> i've not. >> i think i'm going to wait until it comes to maddie's high school. 40, 40 years from now. >> we got to do it. got to get to new york and see that. now for more of the stories we're following on "nbc10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. -- >> syria strike. the u.s. launches missiles at a syrian base following a chemical attack. we'll break down the overnight developments and president trump's message. local reaction. a syrian family impacted by president trump's travel ban speaks out about the strikes. plus, coming home. the phillies prepare to play their home opener. 5:00 a.m. this friday morning. good morning and welcome to "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we have an update on the syrian
air strikes in minutes. first, many people across the area are cleaning up after a day of severe weather. this was the scene in cobbs creek. some cars spun out, getting stuck in the mud on the road. some had to be pushed out. strong winds caused a tree to topple in wilmington causing a traffic mess there. let's get to first alert weather reporter erika martin. we have strong wind gusts today, topping out at 40, 450 miles per hour. we have to be mindful of trees that could be knocked over because the soil is saturated. meantime, neighborhoods in philadelphia seeing mainly 40s and temperatures for today going to be unseasonable. only topping out in the upper 40s. 46, summer ton, three degrees cooler. chestnut hill and andora, current temperature, 44 degrees. right now, along lehigh