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right now, traffic blocked. a hole opened up along 17th street in center city. right now it's closed to drivers. father charged. police say this man violently abused his entire family for years, and a trip to the hospital appears to have ended his reign of terror against them. and school in jeopardy. this could be the last year for students at this quakertown middle school. tonight, parents are expected to fight a plan to close it down.
5:32. welcome to "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. a beautiful forecast. meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate forecast. bill? yesterday it was warm, 80 in the afternoon. such a warm day yesterday, it's part of why temperatures are warmer this morning than yesterday morning. 57 in philadelphia. the suburbs in the 50s. you see the full moon in new jersey, 56 degrees. 50 in the lehigh valley. a little bit cooler in the lehigh valley than the rest of the area. but it's going to be a quick warmup. 8:00, 54 degrees. look at that. 11:00, 71 degrees. right now, 53 in delaware. frawley stadium in for sunshine. 55 at 7:00. 68 degrees in wilmington. that's at 10:00 this morning. afternoon temperatures will soar to record levels for philadelphia. the lehigh valley and delaware,
3 in new jersey. the -- 83 in new jersey. the shore hit 70 this afternoon. plenty of sunshine during the day. up to 83 in many of the suburbs, as well. i'll break it down hour by hour and show you how quickly those temperatures pop up and if we'll see record highs this afternoon when i come back. thanks. a street in center city is closed after part of it caved in. you see it there. this is 17th street. it's blocked between walnut and locust. city officials say the hold formed after a water connection to a fire hydrant broke. it might not open until tonight. >> francesca ruscio can help get you around 17th street. folks can expect very slow traffic especially between 16th and 18th in the center city area. 17th street it still closed from walnut to locust. a good alternate would be 18th to market. 15th to spruce. for the most part, expect slow traffic all morning long between 16th and 18th.
we're seeing an update with the thacony palmyra bridge. in terms of travel speeds throughout the area, looking good at 66. slower traffic for the schuylkill expressway, 50s for the most part. problem free. 95, 295 doing pretty good on all the major routes. back to you. >> thanks. 5:34. a montgomery county father faces charges of abusing his children and wife hundreds of times over the last six years. >> yeah. and police say he used pipes, pliers, and sticks as weapons against his family. nbc10's katy zachry is live at einstein medical center. if the mother didn't sneak away to get to the hospital, this might have gone on. >> reporter: yeah, and the man who's been arrested, his wife tells police that he hit her so hard in the head that her skull
fractured in several places. incredibly, she was still able to drive herself to the hospital but had to wait until her husband was sleeping. it wasn't long after that that police had her husband under arrest. 44-year-old joseph myhre, accused of booabusing his wife, son, and daughter for the last six years. beating each of them hundreds of times, police say, inside their collegeville home. his family told investigators he used household items like a shoehorn, pliers, pvc pipe, even a dog shock collar to abuse them. his son telling police sometimes he would use his foot, knee, like kickboxing. he would hold my hands and kick me right in the stomach. the stories of the abuse have left some neighbors speechless. >> something like this is just -- why? that's all i can say is why? should never happen in the first
place. >> reporter: coming up in the next hour, we have more neighbor reaction to share with you. we also have for you an extensive list of household items that police say the man who's under arrest used to abuse his family. katy zachry, "nbc10 news today." happening today, closing arguments will begin in the trial of three teenage girls accused in the death of a delaware high school student. the teens decided ton testify yesterday. one of them is accused of attacking amy joyner-francis last april in a bathroom at howard high school of technology. the other two are accused of helping to plan it. amy died of cardiac arrest shortly after the fight. the deputy medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. 57 degrees, 5:36. new details in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family will stay in bucks county. lee kaplan's attorneys argued that it was hard to find an
impartial jury. the judge denied the request. kap happen is set to go -- kap happen is set to go trial may 30th. the teen whose parents gifted them to him will face charges this week. and there's a plan to close milford middle school. a public hearing will be held tonight to get input. the district is fighting to close a $4.7 million budget deficit so the superintendent wants to close milford and merge the students to stayer middle school. up to 50 students and other staff would be furloughed. a final decision won't be made until summer. growing concern in delaware as police continue to search for a child sex predator there. yesterday a 911 call caused panic. neighbors in a pine creek neighborhood called police after they heard a child screaming for help. it turned out to be a false alarm. a 4-year-old girl was abducted from right in front of her pine creek home last week. police say a man took the girl, sexually assaulted her, and then
left her in banning park. >> it's cautious. people don't want to be without without their kids next to them. we can't let her out front. >> police say the attacker was seen driving a dark sedan, and they're following several leads in this case. two environmental groups are waging a new fight against an approved gas pipeline in new jersey. the pinelands commission recently approved the pipeline running through federally protected reserve in cumberland and cape may counties. the sierra club and environment new jersey are appealing the decision which has sparked protests. the groups say the approval breaks a rule that states any project in the pinelands must benefit the community. the pipeline will serve a power plant that is switching from coal to gas. happening today, arts and crafts retailer a.c. moore will make history as it opens its center city store. we got a sneak peek inside the 27,000 square-foot store along the avenue of the arts on south
broad street. a.c. moore has 141 stores across the eastern united states. this is the company's first location in a major city. 57 degrees. skies are clear, temperatures are warm for this time of year. we should be close to 40 degrees this hour. 57 right now at philadelphia. look at the warmup. by 10:00, sunshine, 67 degrees, and southwesterly winds similar to yesterday. helping with the warming today. 72 degrees at lunchtime. into the 80s this afternoon. 84 will tie the record for this date in philadelphia. not just philadelphia that's going to see the big warmup. the suburbs. 57 now, warming through the 50s, the 60s, the 70s, and on track for 80s this afternoon. and the lehigh valley starting off at 50 degrees with calm conditions, clear skies.
the temperatures still falling. we could see a drop into the 40s briefly, but then it turns around with the sunshine at 6:30 this morning. 79 at noontime. 80s this afternoon. the lehigh valley could be -- tying records this afternoon. new jersey is 56. clear and cooling at this hour. just like the rest of the area, it's going to be a fast warmup. 10:00 temperature, 68 degrees. just enough of a southwesterly wind to warm to 77 degrees this afternoon. 82 degrees at 2:00. still climbing at that hour. the shore, nothing but sunshine. 58 degrees right now. it will warm through the 60s and into the low 70s in atlantic city today. 66 degrees by 4:00 as that wind becomes more of a southerly wind. you get a sea breeze later on. delaware, you'll see a breeze, but it's going to lead to the warmup. 50s to start with. upper 70s at noontime. then 80s this afternoon. enjoy it today. this is the last day of our june preview for the rest of the
workweek. got to look ahead with the ten day on 10 when i'm back in ten minutes. >> yep. enjoy it. let's see if you enjoy your ride to work. francesca ruscio has you covered. >> problem free on route 422, but still dark now. i'll let you know what we're looking at eastbound. still in the 60s, route 29 toward the schuylkill expressway. going to take you eight minutes. again, dark now, but we're looking at 422 okay out there. we'll look at the accident that came in to my report in lymerick at lou -- at lewis and benner road. the tacony palmyra bridge is still up, closed at 73 and 90. i'll have another update in the next ten minutes. back to you. >> thank you. we're learning now details about a man who police say opened fire in a california elementary school.
why police say he opened fire in the classroom filled with fourth and fifth graders. honoring charlie hustle. pete rose will be a phillies wall of famer. not all fans are applauding the decision. also the fear of missing out. it's called fomo. it's a real thing. next, students at the university of dealaware may have figured ot how to overcome in.
police stopped cramsey and two others in the tunnel last year and found a cache of weapons and tactical gear inside his truck. cramsey told police he was going to rescue a teenager. we're learning more about the man who shot and killed his wife and an 8-year-old student before killing himself in a california elementary school. cedric anderson was only married to karen smith for a few months before they separated. he went to his wife's school in san bernardino with the intention of killing the special ed teacher. he accidentally hit two students before turning the gun on himself. jonathan martinez died. a 9-year-old is in stable condition. they were both standing next to their teacher when anderson opened fire. last night outside a church in san bernardino, people lit candles and recited prayers for everyone impacted by the school shooting. >> all of the kids started running out. and mrs. waters had us lining up in the gates. >> police said the gunman checked in as a visitor with the
front office before heading to his wife's classroom. our county-by-county coverage begins in burks county, the penn street bridge in reading. >> there will be a meeting talking about the traffic changes coming. lane closures are expected to begin next month even though the bridge will remain open. work will continue through late 2019. and passengers will have a way to earn discounts next time they head to the lehigh valley national airport. today airport officials will announce the launch of thanks again. people who register for the free program will earn points for credit card purchases in and around the airport. and this comes under the category of so cute video. the new jaguar cubs at the elmwood park zoo have their names -- diego and luna. diego won out in a public naming contests. luna also won. the zoo hopes to debut the cubs
in may. they are super cute playing with the eggs. >> in chester county, this car crushing was all in good fun. a monster drove through malvern to promote the launch of americantrucks.com. they crushed cars as people watched. young kids loved that. do you have fomo? the fear of missing out? one of my favorite bit-mojis to send people. >> apparently there's a cure now. stennis university of delaware developed an app called geoswap. it uses your location to let you know what's happening around you. >> so you don't miss out. >> see? check the digital map to get secret deals and discounts and share photos. fomo. >> fear of missing out. again, my favorite bit-moji. >> a millennial thing. i've never heard of it before. >> anything that's an app to us is a millennial thing. >> no.
come on! >> i'm comfortable with missing out. it's been happening for years for me. >> beautiful yesterday, gorgeous weekend. today even warmer. could see record temperatures. if you're looking to beat the heat, the shore will be the place to be today. cape may, the full moon that's getting ready to set. you see the moonlight being reflected on the ocean this morning. temperatures will warm to near 70 degrees at the shore. easton is headed for the record books this afternoon. mid 80s will feel like summer. 50 in the lehigh valley. 53 in delaware. and 56 in south jersey. philadelphiaali alitt 57. cooler in the suburbs, but not everybody is seeing the chill that ash lands seeing at 48. unionville is 50. 57 in bertramville. 53 in percocy. bed minister is mild.
a warm warmup. 84 would tie the record set for this date set in 1887 for philadelphia. lansdale, dyestown into the 80s -- doylestown into the 80s. nothing but sunshine and warmth for cook countytown. trent -- kootstown. trenton, 84. cooler at the shore but 70s with beautiful sunshine all day long. it's going to be a beautiful day at the shore and a great day for wilmington, too. 84 this afternoon for wilmington and smyrna. nothing to show you here today. the doppler screen, clear, no wet weather until we get to tomorrow. this is what's going to bring an end to our summer preview. that's a cold front that will touch off a few showers tomorrow, then out of here tomorrow afternoon. 80s today. 70s tomorrow. following the showers, 60s thursday and friday. both days will be dry. this weekend, another warmup. 70 on saturday. clouds building later on saturday. there's a chance we'll see some
showers and thunderstorms on sunday. close to 80 sunday afternoon. drying out for monday and tuesday with sunshine. cooler on tuesday and 60s for the balance of the week with more showers possible next wednesday and thursday. >> looks good today. don't forget the sunglasses as you head out. if you're heading out the door, we'll check the roads including the schuylkill expressway. >> francesca ruscio has the check on that. >> reporter: on the schuylkill expressway, also looking good as of now. travel speeds still in the 50s and 60s eastbound for the center city area. we're doing okay. problem free. watching conditions near the boulevard on the schuylkill eastbound and here westbound for the western suburbs. we're doing pretty good on the schuylkill. look at the rest of the area, the blue route, travel speeds in the 60s. we did look at the schuylkill and vine street. doing okay. 95, 295, all throughout the viewing area, problem free and green. looking at an accident in lymerick at lois and benner road. no reported delays thus far.
back to you. >> thank you. one of the most controversial figures in baseball history will soon be added to the phillies' wall of fame. fans are divided to the addition of pete rose. a plaque of the first base man will be added to the wall of iconic players come august. he was banned for life from baseball for betting on games but remains the all-time hits leader. we caught up with fans at the game who had mixed reaction to the news. >> baseball is supposed to be an exclusive club. i don't know -- i say it do it the right way. >> rose spent five seasons with the phills in the '80s leading hem to two world series, winning one of them. his former teammate, larry bowa, says he is excited about the announcement. >> it will be electric. these people will love the -- they love the way he played. he's a blue collar player. i don't think that record of his will ever be broken. >> i don't either. last year the city in reds chose to add rose it their team's hall
of fame, where he started his career. helping a friend in need. these twin bundles of joy wouldn't be here without one woman's selfless act. next on "nbc10 news today," we'll introduce you to brand-new parents that owe the gift of life to a best friend. and all new at 6:00, are you a night owl? we aren't. >> does night owl mean you get up at 1:30, 2:00 in the morning? >> there could be something in your dna keeping you up. why researchers say you could be on the wrong planet. wow.
good morning, everyone, francesca ruscio here, watching the vine street expressway, travel conditions looking pretty good, not bad especially westbound for the schuylkill expressway. eastbound, however, we're starting to see more added volume. this is around broad street. i'll have another update and look at the plajors in the next several minutes. back to you. >> thanks. speaking of driving, heading up for drivers who use the e-zpass lanes at the lansdale exit of the northeast, tension. drivers -- extension. drivers could face added delays. the northbound e-zpass lanes will be closed from 9:00 to noon
at the lansdale interchange. then from noon until 3:00, the southbound express e-zpass lanes will be closed for routine maintenance. the new jersey supreme court is considering a fight over the prices of beer and cocktails. one lawsuit involves this tgi fridays in mt. laurel. they said they didn't print drink prices on the menu. the court is weigh figure that violates state law. the other comes from a caraba's italian grill in maple shade. a customer said he was charged two different prices for beers without noticing happy hour it ended. how far would you go to help your friends? >> listen to this story. this is what a long island couple did to help their friends. kevin and nicole baratini were told they couldn't have children because nicole had a rare autoimmune disease. sean and leana step friday to help. they have five of their own children and leana offered to be a surrogate for the couple. >> they didn't want anything in
return. they wanted to see us be genuinely happy. >> kevin and nicole are the proud parents of 2-month-old twins. guess who the godparents are -- sean and leana. that's a true friendship. now the families are bondsed forever. >> the gift of life right there. now for more of the story we're following on "nbc10 news today" at 69:-- at 6:00 a.m. >> roadblocks because of trouble lurking underground. we're live with the problem and impact on the morning commute. the russian challenge. our secretary of state is headed to a tense standoff as details emerge about what and when russia knew about chemical attacks in syria. and airline backlash. united responding to public outcry after the passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight. a lot happening this morning. good morning, there is "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy -- this is "nbc10 news
today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. another gorgeous day ahead and the most accurate forecast. bill? we're 30 minutes away from sunrise. we'll see lots of sunshine. nice and clear in the suburbs. 55 degrees now. temperatures cooled in the lehigh valley, 46, and still falling. they're not going to go much lower. 56 now in philadelphia. we'll start in the 50s, warm to 60. then southwesterly winds blowing. up to 71 at 11:00 this morning. cancel ware at 53 -- delaware at 53. frawley stadium, nice and clear overhead. another beautiful, sunny one. 68 by 10:00 with the same southwesterly winds to boost temperatures up. we could be heading for the record books this afternoon. record high of 84 in philadelphia. that's my forecast for today. up to 83 degrees for the suburbs. new jersey, inland areas in the 80s while the shore hits 70 degrees. a sea breeze later on.
84 would tie the record for delaware and wilmington. i'll break it down hour by hour and show you how quickly it's going to warm up into your neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. first, francesca ruscio is watching first alert traffic. , w yes, a road closure at locust and walnut. we'll be watching traffic on 16th all morning. a good alternate is 18th to market and 15th to spruce street for commuters. do expect slow traffic throughout the area. a multi-vehicle accident reported at lymerick and benner. it's clearing as we speak. be mindful for that area. the tacony palmyra bridge is open. we're closed between route 73 and 95. when i come back, another update in the next several minutes. back to you. now more on the road closure in center city that francesca nt
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