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national airport. also watching the 42 freeway. we look good there. five minutes in both directions from 55 to the walt whitman bridge. we'll end on 295 over in bell mawr. this is around our cameras at the black horse pike. both directions looking fine. back to you. >> thanks. 4:30. we're following breaking news in camden county. firefighters trying to get control of these flames ripping through an apartment building in pennsauken. >> nbc10's matt delucia is live in pennsauken. we were looking at the flames on social media this morning. tell us what's happening right now. >> reporter: mostly we're seeing smoke at the moment. i'm going to step out of the way. you see we're on zimmerman avenue. this fire started around 3:00 this morning. look at video where we could see heavy flames and smoke just within the past half hour to 45 minutes. we've been talking with neighbors here, as well. what we've been told so far from pennsauken fire is that one firefighter was taken to cooper with an ankle injury and that
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other firefighters have been checked out at the scene. of course we have been talking with some of the neighbors about this, as well. they do tell us that this was quite a scene here early this morning. they woke up to hear the fire trucks and also the people on the streets. they of course also smelled the smoke. so like i said, we have been talking with some of the neighbors who have been here. we might have audio from one. we'll listen now. >> my wife woke me up. and we heard loud bangs. we looked outside, there was a fire. >> reporter: you're seeing video. you can see the fire from i-95. this video taken from somebody who was driving by. right now we'll try to get the fire chief here momentarily. so i'm going to get off the air, and we're going to try to get more information. what we're told now is one firefighter taken to cooper with an ankle injury. the people inside made it out. we have talked with somebody who
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was here during the fire, as well. we're going to have that throughout the morning. live in pennsauken, nbc10 news. a powerful fire that burned through a building in chester is under control. >> you're on fire! your head's on fire! >> this is cell phone video that was posted on instagram. the firefighter that you see appeared to have flames on him. he's okay. burning debris fell on him. sky force 10 shows the fire that burned for several hours. the one-story building in chester was filled with mattresses. no one was hurt, and investigators are working to determine a cause. new, a philadelphia fire truck collided with an suv in north philadelphia. this is the scene around midnight at 22nd and york. the person in the suv was treated for minor injuries. a woman is in critical condition this morning after police say a patrol car hit her in philadelphia's kensington neighborhood. police were working on a separate investigation at a park
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yesterday afternoon when the accident happened. as an officer was backing up. officers rushed her to the hospital. >> the aftermath was like, wow, shocking all the blood that i seen. >> the accident remains under investigation. new from overnight, philadelphia police want to know who shot a man on his porch. the suspect came out of nowhere and shot the victim several times before running off. the victim was rushed to the hospital. also new from overnight, a high-profile congressional race in georgia is heading to a runoff. democrat jon ossoff will go against republican karen handel in the june 20th election. the district is dominated by republicans. this race is seen as an early referendum on donald trump. both parties are looking at the outcome as a sign of what's to come in the midterm elections. 4:33. we're following developments in several court cases. >> first, closing arguments expected to begin in the murder trial of eric frein. his defense team rested without
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presenting any evidence or calling a single witness. frein is accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper and injuring another in an ambush shooting in 2014. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. today the man accused of murdering a corner grocery store owner faces arraignment. maurice green is charged with shooting marie buck 11 times last year. buck's grandson worked at the store and was the intended target. he wasn't there when green showed up looking for him. jury selection continues in the david creato murder trial. he's the camden county father charged with murdering his son brendon in 2015, allegedly because the child got in the middle of his relationship with a teen girlfriend. opening statements could begin tomorrow. day two of draft road closures kick in around 6:00 a.m. looking like at the ben franklin parkway. today police will close the inner lanes from aikens oval to
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20th street. the closures will remain in place until may 2nd. the draft begins the 27th and will run for three days. our live coverage begins next wednesday with the nbc10 draft preview on the parkway. and the museum of the american revolution in old city to open. joe biden, tom wolf, and other officials and dignitaries will be there for the dedication and ribbon cutting later this morning. i will be there to see it. the museum opens on the 242nd anniversary of the shot heard around the world that started the revolutionary war in 1775. to see what the museum has to offer, go to to watch our special. day one of a drug academic blitz. law enforcement and addiction experts will offer narcan training in morrisville. several town hall-several events
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are planned across the county in the next ten days to n efforts to educate people about opioid addiction. this afternoon delaware governor john carney will meet with people wanting to legalize marijuana. the round table discussion comes amid estimates that the state could make $22 million in sales tax by legalizing the drug. carney has said he's against the idea. delaware decriminalized marijuana use in 2015. 4:36. eye on the sky. today a huge asteroid is expected to speed by earth. we'll hear what scientists have to say about the fly-by. also, we'll explain how the philadelphia fire department is moving forward following the scathing report detailing the death of one of their own. and prison takeover fallout. how two former delaware governors are involved in a new legal battle in the deadly inmate uprising. and the latest convenience store chain looking to sell beer. 4:36 and 46 degrees. a little bit of a breeze
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blowing. enjoyed sunshine yesterday. we've got a few changes for today. that's your neighborhood forecast just ahead. congressman macarthur promised to protect our health care. but when right-wing politicians tried to pass a disastrous health care repeal bill that raises costs and cuts coverage, macarthur wouldn't oppose them. macarthur wouldn't protect us from a bill that raises premiums and causes 24 million to lose their insurance. wouldn't oppose a massive "age tax" on people over 50. but supported a 600 billion tax break for the wealthy. tell tom macarthur - stop trying to repeal our health care.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you watching the roads and watching 95 right now. on the northbound side, our cameras just approaching the blue route. and in between 322, around the commodore barry bridge area and the blue route, we're watching construction. again on the northbound side. there are intermittent lane closures until the 5:00 mark, at least when it cleared yesterday morning. we're watching that now. now photographic looks like it's poo -- traffic looks like it's moving through. a little bit okay, we had police activity on the scene tying up lanes. right now the schuylkill expressway looks good. 13 minutes eastbound from the blue route moving to the vine street expressway. average speeds in the 60s. both directions look good. we'll end with mass transit. everything running on time or close to schedule for the most
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part for this morning at least so far for septa, new jersey transit, amtrak, and patco. another update in ten minutes. 20 minutes before 5:00. a cool start this morning. cooler. but this is typical for this time of year. 46 degrees in philadelphia. still in the 40s at 8:00. we'll get sunshine to start with. but notice how the sunshine fades during the day. clouds will be increasing, but it looks like it will stay dry. 60 at 2:00 in philadelphia. the suburbs will see a little sunshine this morning. 46 degrees at 8:00. up to 56 at noontime. then the clouds take over this afternoon. the lehigh valley, low 60s later today after a bit of sunshine this morning. it's chilly in the lehigh valley at 47 degrees now. still in the 40s at 8:00. closer to 60 degrees at lunchtime. that's in spite of the clouds coming in. it's going to take most of the day for the clouds to take over completely. showers should be holding off for our area. that includes new jersey. 44 degrees right now.
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scattered clouds at this hour. 47 degrees at 8:00. into the 50s this afternoon. getting close to the 60-degree mark in south jersey. at the shore, that sea breeze is still working today. 14 mile-per-hour wind at noontime. 50 now. it drops to 49 degrees, down a degree, at 8:00. then low 50s thanks to the clouds coming in and the wind coming off the ocean. for delaware, a dry day. you'll see the clouds increase here, too. 46 now. clouds and sunshine this morning. and then turning mostly cloudy later today. and that is likely to lead to some wet weather. i'll show when you to expect that with the ten day on when i'm back in ten minutes. >> thank you. a huge asteroid will fly by earth today. >> the asteroid is roughly the size of six football fields. imagine that. it will be 1.1 million miles away from earth as it zooms past. that is apparently close enough, and it will be so bright that you may be able to spot it in the night sky if you use a small telescope.
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4:41. people in camden are taking a stand against gun violence. >> lower the guns! lower the murder! >> we'll show how neighbors came together to get their message across. also, we'll explain how a philadelphia teacher responsible for this billboard wants to take to the skies over contract negotiations with the school district.
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in montgomery county, a mansfield man will spend 15 to 20 years for killing a man in church. >> rob storms was convicted for killing rob braxton at keystone fellowship church last april. prosecutors say storms was angry about a seat situation. and the two got into an argument in the church. groping eyewitness incidents happened at the university of delaware. carlos maldonado graped several students last week as they
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walked by him. police at the jersey shore looking for a man driving up to children and talking to them. wildwood crest police say he approached children twice in two days. police say the man is in his 50s. he drove up to two girls as they walked home from school. they say he did the same the next day to a boy playing in front of his home. the man was last seen in a light gold suv. lower the guns! lower the murder! >> neighbors in camden taking a stand against gun violence. they marched five blocks from the bonsell school to whitman park. police have seized or confiscated 100 guns since january. a new medical initiative in south jersey will help military members and their families at joint base maguire dix lakehurst. the hero care connect program is a joint effort from cooper university health and the heart and lung center. it will give active duty military families, retiree, and veterans access to more than 75 medical services that are not available on the base.
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>> it takes just one call to our specially trained team to get patients connected to the care that they need. >> the plan will also significantly cut down wait times for appointments and offer services much closer to veterans' homes. in the lehigh valley, turkey hill wants to sell beer at one of its stores in north hampton county. the board of supervisors approved a liquor license for a turkey hill mini market. the company will need approval from the state liquor control board. more stores are starting to sell beer locally. in february, the wawa added beer coolers to its store. it's the first in the region to offer beer. we want to hear what you think about the trend. should turkey hill be selling beer? let us know on twitter, facebook, let us know what you think. in bucks county, an eighth grader is giving back. maddie hoffman and her classmates from penn ridge middle school boxed up 10,000 meals for people in need.
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with her help, penn north raised $2,000 to buy the ingredients. >> good for her. let's get you to work, 4:47. let's see what the roads look like. >> let's find out what's happening on 95 and the blue route. watching 95 and the northbound side approaching the blue route. the construction project looks like they have may cleared it out of the way. there were closures overnight and into almost the 5:00 hour, at least yesterday. it was picked up early where we had lanes lost about every 15 minutes or so. right now, looks good. this is the northbound side. we saw police activity there. keeping my eye on it to make sure there's no delays or backups. the rest of the majors look okay for the most part. temporarily closed on the mlk drive with a construction project until 5:00 this morning. about another 10, 15 minutes, watch for construction crews. everybody is forced off around sweet briar drive between art museum circle and that point. so for an alternate for you there, take the schuylkill expressway. for now, it's okay if you need to get in or around center city.
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mlk drive doesn't really need to be an alternate for you now because the schuylkill isn't backed up. 95 looks good. ten minutes in both directions. northbound and southbound. 295 to 495 moving through delaware. average speeds there into the mid 60s on the northbound side. >> all right. thank you. boy, yesterday beautiful, gorgeous, sunny day. today, i don't think bill will be able to promise as much sun as we had yesterday. >> let's find out what's to come. bill? i can promise you won't get as much sun. >> there you go. >> we're already starting to see some of the clouds moving in this morning. we will get some sunshine this morning. clouds slowly increase during the day. the wind has shifted. that's an easterly wind. that's going to keep things cool not only to start with but this afternoon. winds coming off the ocean, atlantic city at ten miles per hour. reaching inland, too. we're seeing 40s from the shore, new jersey, delaware, philadelphia, the suburbs, and into the lehigh valley. and in the city, 43 degrees at summer ton. the cool spot.
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january door a46 along -- andora 46, along with pennsport. chillier than yesterday. dry at the bus stop at 8:00 for allentown, quakertown and exton, middle fathers. philadelphia, 48 degrees -- middle 40s. philadelphia, 48 degrees. scattered clouds for wilmington too, but no rain. clouds starting to move in. there are more clouds to the west. look at that rain. it's moving east. these showers, i expect they're going to fall apart. watch. the hour-by-hour futurecast shows the showers moving toward us by 8:30 this morning. they're still well to the west, a few raindrops in harrisburg and into maryland. we will be dry. the clouds will be increasing. watch the showers fall apart into the noontime hour. so might see a sprinkle this afternoon, but most of the area will likely stay dry today. that will help to keep things cooler. that along with the easterly wind. 63 degrees this afternoon. tomorrow, a warming trend. 76 the high.
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up 2to 80 on friday. a chance of scattered showers, may hold off until the evening. most of the day will be dry. a chance of showers and thunderstorms, not an all-day rainfall. 80 the high on friday. we'll see some late-day sunshine on friday. and a pretty nice one on saturday. clouds and sunshine, 65. rain is due in on sunday, 58 degrees. sun for monday and tuesday, temperatures in the middle 60s. warmer next week especially on thursday. up to 69 degrees. and even warmer come friday, 75 next friday afternoon. >> thanks. 4:50. a new lawsuit stemming from that deadly prison standoff in delaware pins the blame on two former governors. prison guards who survived the 18-hour standoff at vaughn correctional center gathered publicly for the first time yesterday to announce the lawsuit. it claims former governors jack marquel and ruthann minner
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ignored requests to beef up staffing. it says the state continued using excessive overtime rather than hiring more officers. >> also charged that these policies were hidden from our elected representatives in the general assembly. they never knew what was going on. >> the family of lieutenant steven floyd who was killed in the standoff also attended yesterday. a criminal investigation into who killed him continues. change is coming to the philadelphia fire department after a federal report about the death of firefighter joyce craig. yesterday philadelphia's fire commissioner, adam teal, announced that his department still has plenty of work to do to prevent a similar tragedy. teal says the department now sends more people to fire calls. they have dedicated safety officers at fire scenes, and the department ended brownouts, the controversial system of closing fire stations. more work needs to be done. >> the training that we need to
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do, we need dedicated training staff. we need dollars. >> craig died after making a mayday call while fighting a fire in middleton street back in 2015. the federal report blamed her death on faulty equipment and communications breakdowns at the fire scene. and philadelphia's police commissioner painted a grim picture of what it would be like if the city loses federal funding because of its sanctuary city status. >> commissioner richard ross presented his budget to city council yesterday explaining that federal funding could play a big part in policing. earlier this year, ross and other police chiefs met with attorney general jeff sessions in washington to discuss violent crime in america's cities. the chief made a special appeal that police departments in cities should not be penalized over the sanctuary cities debate. >> it would be a profound, significant mistake. we don't get the fungwe're accustom -- funding we're accustomed to getting.
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that would decimate us. >> sanctuary cities choose not to assist the government in rooting out undocumented immigrants who have not committed violent crimes. we're less than a month away from the election of a district attorney. several democratic candidates at a forum were asked direct questions on issues like civil rights and immigration. here well all of the candidates vying for the position to be vacated by seth williams. the primary for the seven democrats and one republican takes place on may 16th. a philadelphia teacher will use next week's nfl draft to draw attention to contract negotiations with the district. >> the teacher is the same one responsible for this billboard along i-95 back in march. remember that? he has now raised enough money to fly a banner airplane over the parkway during the draft. the teachers have gone without a raise for five years. a school spokesperson said in the past the district will try
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to work out a contract that puts students first. six minutes before 5:00 a.m. next on "nbc10 news today" at 5:00, a nationwide manhunt for the facebook killer ends in pennsylvania. >> we'll tell you how a stop for fast food led investigators right to him. and a close call for the delaware attorney general after a tree slams on to his car. vanessa: i got hurt and was given painkillers.
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by the time the drugs ran out, i was addicted. it happened so fast. i ended up on the streets, where the drugs are cheaper and easier to get. i was a full blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high. when i realized i needed help i didn't know where to go. but i got help and you can too. you're not alone. help is within reach. this is governor chris christie. call 844 reach nj or visit
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the south jersey man accused of murdering etan patz in 1979 will spends the next 70 years behind bars. >> a jury convicted him of kidnapping and murdering the 6-year-old who vanished during a walk to his bus stop. his body was never found. after sentencing, etan's father talked about closure. >> i don't think we ever believed that we would come to the point that we would ever
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actually find out what happened to our child. >> he also said neither he nor god will ever forgives hernandez. the psu wants to help children and screen for head injuries. the university will create an on-campus research center co-funded by the institutes of health. 1,200 kids and their families will be studied and re-evaluated every two years. the center is in addition to university outreach efforts following the sandusky sex assault case. princeton university will name two buildings in honor of african-american nobel laureates who taught at the school. west college, one of the oldest buildings on campus, will be named after writer toni morrison. she was a member of the university's creative writing program. an auditorium will be named after economist sir arthur lewis. the new names will take effect in july. new details about plans to revive the west philadelphia
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neighborhood destroyed in the bombings and fire. >> the philadelphia redevelopment authority selected a contractor to redevelopment 36 damaged or detorted properties. the work will be done in two years once construction starts. in may of 1985, the city dropped the bomb on a home where the move activist lived. the group was in an armed stand-off and had terrorized the neighborhood. the bombing and fire killed 11, including children, and destroyed more than 60 homes in the cobbs creek section of the city. earth day is this saturday. the phillies will be shining a spotlight on their effort to turn phillies red into phillies green. >> they'll honor philadelphia students for their composting efforts with an on-field salute on saturday. the students were surprised yesterday by a visit from the philly fanatic. the compost discards disused food from the clubhouse and uses it at the school's farm. very good.
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the program began last year. >> saw that. >> it's one of the places that it's a gem. teach intercultural classes. breaking overnight, up in flames. a firefighter hurt as fire rips through a camden county apartment building. manhunt over. a stop for fast food brings an end to the search for the facebook killer. and scare on the road. a tree slams on to the car of the delaware attorney general with his son in the back seat. good morning. 5:00 a.m. welcome to "nbc10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate nbc10 first alert forecast. how's it looking? so far, so good. quiet, chillier. we're at 46 degrees now in philadelphia. easterly wind at 12 miles per hour. the easterly wind helping to keep things chillier not only this morning but during the day today. 43 now in the suburbs.
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the lehigh valley and delaware both at 47 degrees. clouds will be moving in. we'll get breaks of sunshine, enough to warm to 55 degrees in the lehigh valley. then into the low 60s this afternoon. we'll get the clouds, but the showers, they're on hold at least for now. over the next few days, we'll likely get some wet weather. i'll talk about when you can expect that and take a look at the hour-by-hour forecast for today when i come back in ten minutes. first, let's see what's happening if anything on the roads. jessica boyington with an update. always something, bill. starting on the garden state parkway, we're watching through the cape may toll plaza headed toward sea isle city. if you're headed further southbound, looks like there's police activity fresh on the scene through the toll plaza. we'll keep an eye on that, and i'll double check. either way, you see it's not messing with the roads now. everything looks good in both directions. watch for construction at least that's supposed to be clearing on mlk between the art museum circle area and sweetbriar drive. they're forcing traffic


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