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now for more of the stories we're following at 6:00 a.m. this morning -- touting his plan. president trump heads to pennsylvania to talk about the tax code that will help average americans. two high schools come together after an act causing division. and angelina jolie and gwyneth paltrow are shared alleged inappropriate gestures by hollywood producer harvey weinstein. a glot going on. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. this is "nbc10 news today," i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm via sikahema. 6:00. tracking light rain. meteorologist krystal klei has the most accurate weather forecast. >> good morning, everyone. the radar and satellite map showing green on the board. unlike yesterday, the rain has returned into our forecast. it's very light, spotty at best. something, a few sprinkles.
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not a rain showing up, but the radar returns over parts of chester county, berks, the lehigh valley, and farther south, steadier rain, too. we'll take a closer look, show where you're at. there the berks county/lehigh valley area. isolated in nature. don't be surprised if you get a drop or two on the windshield. further south, this is making it to the ground. steadier rain. as expected, it's starting to make its way to cape may county. rain to wake up to there as we see the rain continue through the day. we're talking on and off showers in the forecast. not a ton of rain, but some pockets of rain, maybe a quarter of an inch in spots if you get a pocket of heavier showers. 67 in philadelphia. 63 in mt. holly. we're 65 in trenton and wilmington, 69. today again, going to be warmer than average. not quite as warp as yesterday. we'll talk about this coming up in a few minutes. now to jessica boyington.
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>> cameras at girard avenue, drive times still look okay for the most part. watching the southbound side. building volume at center city. everything's moving. 422 is good, as well. an eight-minute trip with no delays moving from 29 toward the schuylkill. speeds still up and into the 60s. this is the new jersey turnpike. in here, the traffic is moving southbound. toward the delaware memorial bridge. no problems right now. back to you. >> thank you. the biggest tax cut in america's history. that's the promise from president donald trump. >> today he is coming to pennsylvania to help sell his tax reform plan to the people. nbc10's pamela osborne joins us live in studio with more on how the proposal could impact average families. fill us in. >> reporter: according to the nonpartisan tax policy center, the republican proposal could actually raise taxes on middle-class families. for example, by 2027, they
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estimate that 30% of americans making between $50,000 and $150,000 could see a tax increase under the republican plan. low-income families are only expected to save about $60 each year. while the top 1% of earners would reap the biggest benefits. new this hour, we got a first look at some of what the president is expected to say today in harrisburg. it's his position that the average american family stands to gain more. in part of the speech, the president will say, and i quote, "we will eliminate the penalty on returning future earnings back to the united states, and we will impose a one-time low tax on money currently parked overseas so it can be brought back home to america where it belongs." he says his council of economic advisers estimates that one change alone will likely give the typical american household a $4,000 pay raise. there are critics, of course,
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and democratic senator bob casey is one. he will be speaking out against the president's plan in philadelphia today. he refers to the proposal as unfair and misguided, saying it would add to our deficit while slashing vital programs like medicaid and medicare to fund tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. an anti-trump tax rally is scheduled for 11:30 this afternoon ahead of the president's 6:00 speech. we'll be keeping our eye on all the developments out of harrisburg and keep you updated along the way. >> thanks. nbc10 will be in harrisburg for the president's town hall. you can look for the live reports starting this afternoon on nbc10 news at 4:00. new from overnight in south philadelphia, a gunman is on the loose after shooting three people. it happened on south bonsell street before 11:00. police tell us the shooter used a large-caliber weapon and fired at least eight shots. surveillance images show two men running from the scene. police believe one is the gunman. all the victims are in the hospital listed in stable
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condition. a drexel university professor is calling the decision to place him on leave over a series of tweets about las vegas a threat to free speech and the wrong message to send. yesterday in a "washington post" op-ed, the professor explained what he meant by his social media post that entitled white men can become violent when frustrated. he says he received death threats after the initial tweet, so university administrators placed him on leave as a safety precaution. the professor believes drexel is letting internet trolls control curriculum with threats of violence. #vegasstrong. the golden knights honored the victims and first responders of the deadly shooting. they began the game with an emotional tribute to the 58 people killed and hundreds more injured. pennsylvania's attorney general wants to try again to prosecute the engineer involved in the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia's port richmond
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neighborhood. in 2015 a judge dismissed charges against engineer brandon bostian last month. yesterday the attorney general's office filed its intent to appeal. bostian was operating the train when it derailed, killing eight people and injuring more than 200. the superintendent of the chester county school district tells us a black baby doll found hanging in a campus locker room was not a hate crime or a case of racial intimidation, just a foolish prank. an nbc10 viewer sent us this picture of the doll hanging from the ceiling of the locker room at coatesville high school. we've blurred the image because viewers may find it offensive. the superintendent says following an investigation, administrators determined that the display was related to an inside joke involving one of the school's athletic teams. administrators say they spoke to the entire team, and while the students did not intend any racial intimidation, the school will plan to take disciplinary action. it's being called a show of
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unity after an act of hate. this was the scene on the field before yesterday's soccer match between quakertown and cheltenham high schools. it shows the players standing together during the national anthem. a group called quakertown community outreach also held signs apologizing to students from cheltenham for an incident involving rock throwing and racial slurs at a game there last week. the school district says those students have been suspended. >> thanks. now to the race that will determine new jersey's next governor. democrat phil murphy and republican lieutenant governor kim guadagno faced off in their first debate last night. guadagno pressed murphy on his policies. meantime, murphy tried to link the lieutenant governor to chris christie. >> i think we need to sit down and talk about what we can afford to do and how we can afford to do it and talk about it honestly. >> this newfound compassion, i'd ask the lieutenant governor, where have you been? you've been alongside governor christie every step of the way for 2,821 days.
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>> the debate took place in a packed new jersey performing arts center in newark. election day, by the way, is november 7th. speaking of governor chris christie, he still has a little bit of time left in office. during his final months he is focusing on the opioid crisis. >> he's calling on president trump to take action, calling it "not good" that the president hasn't declared the crisis a national emergency. now the governor made the comments yesterday as he revealed details from a report authored by the president's national opioid commission. mr. trump asked christie to take on the crisis as chairman of the commission. christie insists without the emergency declaration, anything the commission recommends doesn't really stick. >> you know, they're telling me they've got legal issues, hurdles to get over that they haven't gotten over yet. i take them at their word. if you're asking would i have preferred him to sign it august 1st, yeah, i would have. >> the president says the opioid crisis is an emergency. however, the declaration is usually reserved for natural
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disasters. in philadelphia and the surrounding region, they've been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. learn more by watching our emmy award-winning special "generation addicted," on 6:09. just about 67 degrees outside. a touch cooler than the past few days. >> yeah. you can't tell by looking at the picture here, but it's 67 degrees. cooler than the last few days. we're also tracking a little rain. let's check in with meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate weather forecast. yeah, not the perfect morning, but not a terrible start. this is what you need as you head out the door. an umbrella. grab that because through today and tomorrow, at some point you'll run into rain. light rain or spotting showers. in the afternoon it could get a tad steadier across the region. a light rain jacket, as well. an emphasis on light because you do not want something bulky. still warmer than average. 70s by the afternoon.
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this morning, 67 out there. it does not feel chilly to start. you might want them to protect the nicer shoes. we're not going to see a ton of sunshine. instead, mostly cloudy. make sure the windshield wipers are in good form. you'll be using those over the next couple of days. here's the radar and satellite view. lehigh valley, berks county seeing showers. this is a ton of rain making it to the ground. sprinkels are moving through. a steady, scattered rain through kent, sussex county, creeping into parts of cumberland and cape may counties, as well. this is just start of a trend we'll see throughout the day. pockets of on and off rain, but not steady rain. instead this is again going to be periods here and there. current winds, notice these winds are swiping in from the east. the ocean air influences temperatures, meaning it keeps the temperatures down some. instead of seeing 80s like we've seen the last six days straight, we are instead going to be talking about temperatures that
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are in the 70s out there. here it is. this is our planner. 67 in philadelphia. moving to 73 by mid-afternoon. mid 70s for highs and spotty showers out there. 71 by your lunch hour b. the same through the afternoon hours. low to mid 70s there. low 70s, too, for the lehigh valley. that's highs with the scattered showers in place. this morning, near 60. only about a 10, 15-degree warmup. in delaware, 68. in new jersey, 63, goes to about 72, as well. a similar forecast at the shore. the cloudy conditions holding on across the area. we'll talk more about when we see the temperatures dip lowest on that ten day on 10 coming up. >> thank you. 6:11 a.m. on this wednesday. let's look at traffic in south jersey. >> a little busy behind you. what's going on out there? >> yeah. actually, it's starting to be busy because of the area that this is in.
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295 around the black horse pike. right here, traffic moving toward trenton. right here would be southbound moving toward, well, you can head to the 42 freeway. heading toward philadelphia. right now, a heavily trafficked area. everything is okay, though, for the most part. we'll do a jersey check right now. atlantic city, there's construction. this was an emergency construction project that start started last week. we're watching at the expressway at the a.c. convention center. not causing major delays. not a lot of volume heading that direction. watching the 42 freeway, too. if you are heading from 295 like the camera we saw a second ago and heading northbound from 55 to the walt, five-minute trip. speeds in the 60s. not too bad yet. looking good for amtrak, septa, new jersey transit, and patco. >> thank you. the simple step to add to your bedtime routine that will protect your family if a fire ever sparks. plus, quarterback cut.
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new drone video shows a stunning view of the widespread wildfire damage in california. you can see what used to be buildings are now piles of ash. cars are burned down to the frame. trees are bare. so far, 17 people have died, and that number is expected to climb. the wildfires already rank among the five deadliest in california history. authorities say there are still 150 reports of missing residents. nbc10's randy gyllenhaal is
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in our digital operations center with more on the families affected and the danger still facing these communities. it's hard to see the video. >> reporter: it is affecting families all across california from disneyland in the south up to nappy valley in the northern part of the state. the fires are spreading thanks in part to heavy winds making it difficult for firefighters to get it under control. across the state of california, 17 separate fires are burning. people forced to flee their homes with minutes to spare driving through burnt neighborhoods like you see here. hundreds are reported missing. the official death toll rising. authorities say 17 dead including a 100-year-old world war ii veteran and his 98-year-old wife. charles and sarah rippe died together in their napa home as flames consumed their neighborhood. the family says thought just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. other families say it was like driving through a disaster movie. >> we drove through the fence,
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smashed through it. and we drove right over top all the flames, down aurora lane which is burning on either side. >> we're americans, we will survive. we will rebuild and move on. all of us. >> reporter: we are hearing from president trump for the first time since the fires. he just approved an emergency disaster declaration saying that the federal government stands with the people of california. for now live in the breaking news center, nbc10 news. >> thank you. 6:18. and let's get a look at the vine street expressway. open through the night. >> what a break this morning. it's my first day back after like maybe 10, 11 days off. i was running a few bmts behind. hallelujah, it was open. >> always when you're running a few minutes behind that it is slow. you're like, no. thankfully we made it here on time. the vine street expressway around 8th. back here if you look back there, that is coming off the ben franklin bridge. that's the light at the bottom of the bridge. no republics right there. no -- no problems right there.
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no backups. everything's moving. heading westbound now here toward the schuylkill, no problems there either. of course i'll have updates on any of the trouble spots when i come back in ten minutes. >> see you then. thanks. we'll check in with first alert meteorologist sclkrystal i and the most accurate weather forecast. fill us in. >> yeah. the live camera view. you see outside over the delaware river, i believe, battleship "new jersey." yeah, a nice picture. the sun is trying to break through. not quite yet, sunrise coming up in the next hour. we'll look at radar and satellite. what we've got is clouds in place across much of the area. you see scattered showers over the lehigh valley, berks county, and just breaking apart over the suburbs. i checked ground observations the last half hour and think this is just sprinkles making it to the surface. not a lot of reports showing rain. we have steadier rain falling in scattered pockets over sussex, kent county, and cumberland and cape may counties. look at the wide view, the center is near chicago here.
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we've got the moisture pump as i call it, tlufhrusting the moist we need. 75 in philadelphia. 74 in south jersey. 73 in delaware. this is not a washout forecast, but most of us will see at least a few drops by the end of the day. some of us could see a quarter inch, a little more out there by the day's end. a little more rain possible into your thursday especially the southern half of the area. a two-day event for us. hoar here's the hour-by-hour model. spot showers along the northern half and southern edge through the morning hours. in the arfternoon, a more gracious spread. waves passing through. most of this is going to be broken in nature, light to steady. not talking heavy or flood inducing. you'll notice the rain.
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that's at 6:00. starting to break apart a bit. another round rolls in thursday morning and starts to weaken into thursday afternoon and evening. we should start to dry out. the weather pattern, warm air sits to the southwest. we're in between today. we're not going to be as warm as yesterday. we won't be as cool as tomorrow when more of the cool air can spill our direction. tomorrow, mid 60s. then we talk our weekend. 60s on friday, but upper 60s. most of us are dry, but we could see late day friday spot showers over the shore in delaware. by sunday, the warming trend starts again. mid to upper 70s across the region. philly at 78. then there you are by sunday, 82 degrees. if you've got afternoon plans, plans for summer again by sunday. >> all right. thanks. 6:21 on this wednesday. another hollywood leading lady says she, too, was harassed by former powerhouse producer harvey weinstein. coming up next, angelina jolie describes a hotel room encounter
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angelina jolie and gwyneth paltrow are adding to the outcry over the harvey weinstein scandal. jolie said she had a bad experience with weinstein in the '90s when he made an unwanted advance in a hotel room. jolie never worked with him again, even warning other women about the movie mogul. gwyneth paltrow says weinstein tried to massage her and invited her to his bedroom. she told her then-boyfriend brad pitt, and he went to weinstein and told him off. some stars are coming to weinstein's defense. >> he's never done anything to me. we've done several movies
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together. i think it's wrong. >> lindsay lohan took to instagram to show her support for weinstein. and coverage continues coming up on "today." the author of the expose that opened the floodgates on the scandal will take us into his investigation. that's right after this newscast at 7:00 a.m. and here's a look at our first alert radar. we'll have spotty showers in the forecast as you go through the rest of today and even into tomorrow. coming up we'll talk about who will see rain. that's coming up. ahead, to creepy to call home. the latest chapter in the story of the million dollar mansion in new jersey.
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mystery in the woods. a young woman found dead in berks county leaving former
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classmates wondering who killed their friend. kicked off the team. a quarterback explains why he sacrificed his lifelong dream of playing college football to kneel during the national anthem. empowering women. the delaware mother and cancer survivor bringing an inspiring message to a mall near you. >> stick around and watch that. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm rosemary connors. the weather, cool this morning, as well. you'll like that segue. meteorologist krystal klei is tracking a little bit better weather at least in terms of humidity. right? >> yeah, temperatures cooler than yesterday. not as stifling outside. we're exchanging that for rain moving through. some might squeak by with no rain affecting them. i think most of us will have a chance after sprinkles at least as -- chance of sprinkles at least as we go through the day. we're seeing those along the northern half of the viewing
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zone. steadier rain down south. quite a bit earlier. now it's moving farther to the east. we'll start with the northern edge. again, i've been looking at ground observations throughout the morning. not a lot of reports of rain making it to the ground which means it's either very fine, light rain, or it's higher than than it is raining in the sky. that just means that it's going to be making it to the ground soon enough this morning and into the afternoon. farther south, scattered showers dropping rain, moving over cape may. this will continue progressi ii west to east throughout the day. on and off showers in the forecast. right now, mt. pocono, 60. reading at 63. warmer farther south, near 70s. today the trend will continue. all of us will be cooler than yesterday. we'll talk about that coming up. now to traffic and jessica boyington. watching the schuylkill expressway, and our cameras
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around the ckoconshohocken curv. so far, so good. everything's moving. that's the important part. no accidents reported there. the blue route, same story. we're quiet for the most part. volume out there for the morning commute. not any big delays. 16 minutes. creeping up by two minutes or so on that southbound side. the schuylkill to 95, speeds into the 60s. here in new jersey, roads empty right in cherry hill around route 70 and kings highway. >> thank you. now to a murder mystery in berks county. a young woman's body was found dumped in the woods. someone found madison walb in lower highland township. police are trying to figure out how she died. matt delucia is there live this morning where former classmates say they want to know who killed their friend. matt? right. during an autopsy earlier this week, it was determined that madison walb was murdered. the big mystery this morning is why and how was she killed.
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look at a picture of walb. the 23-year-old from reading. her body was found in a wooded area sunday after riegle road in lower heedleberg township. -- heidelberg township. it is a secluded area. investigators have a lot of work ahead trying to figure out what happened. we spoke with one of madison's best friends yesterday. she can't believe something like this would happen to someone she knew so well and why someone would want to hurt her. >> i was medina blown and hope -- mind blown and hope whoever did it are caught. >> reporter: police are hoping toxicology tests might give more answers. the autopsy did not confirm exactly how madison died. there are still a lot of questions, mystery surrounding this case here. until then, berks county detectives are hoping anyone with any information will help them try to solve this case and this murder. live in berks county, matt delucia.
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>> thanks. he says he took a knee to take a stand. a local quarterback said his coach kicked him off the football team for kneeling during the national anthem. this incident comes as the nfl considers a new approach for how to handle employer protests. jyree durante says he will continue to stand up for what he believes in even after being booted from the football team at allbright college. he chose to take a knee during the national anthem for the second time this past weekend. we spoke with to two of his now-former teammates. they tell us all the players agreed to stand together as a team and that durante broke their trust. >> we trusted him throughout the week after we said that we would stand. >> the fact that he lied to everybody is -- he deserves that. >> i would tell, you know, you fight for what you believe in and never back down from anybody. you don't bow to no one.
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>> durante's family has taken to social media saying this is bigger than football. they hope that it motivates him even more to fight social injustice and racism. this comes as nfl commissioner roger goodell says that the league will consider a rule mandating players to stand during the national anthem. right now the game manual says players should stand, and it may change to "must stand." goodell said the anthem issue is dividing the nfl from its fans. he also said the league needs to get past the controversy. now we'll take you state by state and county by county for a look at some of the stories from across the area. on the jersey shore, investigators found a high-powered rifle, 300 rounds of ammo, and enough material to make five pipe bombs in an atlantic city home. daniel dealers, also known as daniel smith, was trying to sell the items. they say nina house of margate
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helped her out. undercover officers caught both women in a sting operation. most of the charges against deemers and house are related to unlawful possession and sale of weapons. in south jersey, police released video in hopes of finding two suspected arsonists. you see the two people who broke into the meat stop plus store in the country club plaza in august. watch as they light a match and throw it on the floor. it ignites instantly. the store was damaged by fire and smoke. let's head to sussex county where the brandywine valley spca is caring for more than two dozen animals that had been neglected. somebody called delaware animal services to report a property wi with neglected dogs and cats in cityford. authorities -- if seaford. authorities found dozens of dead cats and dogs. the rescued animals are being cared for by the spca.
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they have to put on a little more weight before they're ready for adoption. children can't speak for themselves when it comes to sexual abuse. a new partnership in bucks county will make it easier for them to get help. former vice president joe biden was in bucks county yesterday to talk about the new partnership with doylestown health and the foundation named after his late son. medical staff will be trained to spot warning signs of sexual abuse and intervene. >> most people are good and decent. we've got to expose this. when you see it, you got to act. silence is complicity. silence is consent. >> the program teaches health care professionals to listen for specific language used by children who may have been victimized. knowledge is power. that was the message during the fireside chat. tracy davidson was part of the conversation last night in westchester. the event raised more than $10,000 for the domestic
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violence center of chester county. knowledge is power. the more we know about the weather, the better decisions that we'll be able to make. >> plan for your day. >> i think one is pack an umbrella, right? >> i think so. let's check in with krystal klei and the most accurate weather forecast. >> that was right. pack the umbrella. we are looking at rainy days today and tomorrow. they're not washout days. i want to make that clear. not nearly as rainy as it was a couple of days ago. don't picture that. you ray run into spot showers as you go through the day especially the afternoon, evening, and tomorrow morning. the on and off showers will last a couple of days. then cooling conditions. today, we start to school, but we'll feel it by tomorrow and friday. we'll drop into the 60s. when i say drop in the 60s, i don't just mean the morning. i mean the afternoon highs will be in the 60s. mornings will be in the 50s. it will feel like fall. then weekend warming. leading to the 80s. looking like it for at least
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some of us. here's the radar and satellite view now. notice how broken the spots of green are. that shows that it's really like i mentioned scattered on and off showers that we're see will. light rain to the north. sussex, cape may, cumberland county, showers rolling by this morning. we'll go through the day planner. 63 the temperature now in the lehigh valley. up to 64. no change through 10:00 a.m. into the afternoon hours, low 70s at best for the high temperatures with some of those showers rolling by. a peek of sunshine possible. but mostly cloudy. for philadelphia, right now, 67. the time this morning is 6:39. 73 at your lunch hour. and then we get to about the mid 70s for highs. a high of 75 today. winds from the east will help keep the temperatures at bay, not as warm as just yesterday.
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new jersey, 62. getting up to the mid 70s with scattered showers in the forecast. we'll wrap up with delaware here. 69 the current reading. it's dry now, but we may see showers through the afternoon. temperatures will pick up into the mid 70s throughout at least the northern half of delaware. let's talk more about the chances of rain coming up in a few minutes. >> see you then. thanks. 6:40 on this wednesday. at least for the moment. it appears drivers shouldn't have too many problems getting into work weatherwise. >> no. especially for you city dwellers like you ladies. jessica boyington, how is the vine street expressway looking? >> starting to see a delay. nothing reported. that's the good part. not like it's an accident that will cause an hour delay before you get into work at least yet. around the vine and 24th street here, the westbound side. you can definitely see brake lights up ahead. that's moving toward the schuylkill. going toward 95, a little bit better of a drive now. speaking of 95, getting up there in drive times. 28 minutes southbound from woodhaven to the vine.
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speeds down and dropping into the 20s. a crash at county line at howard avenue. back to you. >> thanks. this is going viral this morning. it's new. an artist's freestyle rap sure to elicit a response from the president. >> these horrible tragedies and these border would rather cause a twitter storm with the packers. >> up next, last night's awards show performance that's the talk of social media this morning. plus, a role model for women. the store highlighting a delaware mom in their ad campaign for a very special reason. her story up next.
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just about a quarter to 7:00 on this wednesday. you can see the sky over the
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battleship "uss new jersey" looks beautiful. rain is coming, thunderstorms ahead. and then the big cooldown coming, as well. krystal klei with the first alert forecast in a few minutes. now to what's being called an international embarrassment. the u.s. men's soccer team won't be in the world cup for the first time in three decades. tobago shocked the world with the win. the u.s. men haven't missed a world cup since 1986. shocking. yeah. new this morning, eminem's freestyle rap about president trump is trending on social media. if you missed it, this is what he had to say. we'll show in a minute. this is part of what he had to say during the hip-hop awards last night. >> he gems gets e-- he gets enormous reaction talking about nflt. but gun reform and nevada, and
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he would rather cause a tuite storm with the packers. >> eminem talked about immigration reform and environmental disasters. he dedicated the performance to colin kopp nick. the former -- kaepernick. the former san francisco 49 quarterback was the first to start the kneeling during the national anthem. he responded to the performance on twitter saying, "i appreciate you, eminem." again, kaepernick was the first to take a knee during the preseason game to protest police brutality against african-americans. this season players on several teams including the eagles have followed his lead and protested during the national anthem. have you heard about the massive equifax data breach? if it's news to you, you're not alone. despite numerous news reports about the hack, a new study finds 71 million people are unaware their credit is at risk. according to creditcards disappointment, less than half of americans checked their credit report.
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younger millenals are most clueless. we have more information on close before you doze. a lesson that could save lives if a fire starts inside your home. nbc10 was at the delaware county emergency services training center in sharon hill yesterday for a demonstration. was part of fire prevention week. firefighters showed how simply closing your doors can help stop the spread of a fire. new from new jersey, it's halloween month. a house whose current owners were scared off by a series of creepy letters is up for sale again. the broadess family bought the westfield home in 2014. they didn't move in after receiving the first four letters. that's not the house, of course. that's a different story. there was an anonymous stalker called "the watcher." the family says the letter-writer requested information about their children. the house was previously listed in march of 2016.
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there's no suspect in the case. now to the so-called creepy mannequin that's familiar to some people who frequent the wendy's on chestnut street in center city. it has disappeared. the manager told us the three-foot doll went missing after month after a large crowd came in for fast food. they're working to find a replacement. we'll keep you posted. >> that's creepy right there. in delaware, a story about a mother who has become a poster child, so to speak, poster mom for hard-working women after overcoming one of the biggest challenges in her life. >> yeah, trisha sullivan is a mom. also a breast cancer survivor. now one of the faces of dress barn's new marketing campaign. the retail company says it was sullivan's public health battle that showed her strength, got their attention, and made her the perfect role model for other women. >> even when i was going through it, i never shied away there telling somebody what was going on. i had six surgeries in six months, and it didn't end there.
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>> trisha told us it's sort of weird to see her face hang in the store's windows. she says she hopes the company's campaign will get more women to remember to take care of themselves. >> good message. good role model. glad to see it. 6:49. we'll take a live look outside. looking at beach avenue, cape may. >> yeah, looks like they've got lights there. also look at the clouds in the back there. let's check in with krystal klei and the most accurate weather forecast. tracking rain probably coming in with the clouds, right? >> right. rain off in the distance. there's not a ton of rain. it's broken. we have scattered showers. i think this will be the picture through the day. many of us will see a mostly dry, cloudy day. you'll have that period or two of rain that rolls by. a few of us could have a pocket of heavier rain briefly. that's the nature of showers as they roll through. this is not a washout forecast. like i mentioned, spot showers to the north now and showers to
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the south through cape may county. when we look at the wide scale view, we'll continue to pull moisture and showers to the west. that will continue to draw the on and off rain toward us. you see the area of rain building, moving our direction currently. this will hit later on, and then into the afternoon, we'll have chances of rain, too. this is going to be periodic rain. not constant rain that we see. here's the hour-by-hour model. this model is shy on morning rain. obviously we have rain to the north and south. that will continue, spotty in nature. in the afternoon, a little too aggressive. i'm trying to correct some of the model consistencies. what we've got here is periods of rain, mercer county or into wilmington. this is at 2:30. it continues scattered in nature through 2:00. overnight, it may weaken, but building back in, the next round, by thursday morning. even thursday, scattered showers will linger through about lunchtime. and then those showers will start to weaken, as well.
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here's the weather setup. right now, 67 in philadelphia. notice washington, d.c.'s, at 73. what a start to the morning. this is because there's warm air centered here. there's a warm front that's right near the southern edge of our viewing zone. there's a cold front, as well, that has much cooler air behind it that will wrap around our direction. what we're looking at is a change in the air. an east wind flow will help cool us down. by tomorrow, the cool air will settle in. it will feel like fall again. if you're sick of the 80s, we've got you covered. tomorrow, a few hear showers, 66 for the -- a few more showers, 66 for the high. overnight lows dropping, as well. 69 the temperature friday. we start to see it ticking back up. in the suburbs, 72 today, 67 by friday. and the lehigh valley, 71 today, down to 63 by thursday. new jersey, 74 today. the shore, 70.
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delaware, 73 this afternoon. all three locations in the mid 60s on thursday with spotty shourch showers. a look at friday, cloudsy in new jersey. the shore and delaware, we could see more showers return. they would be light in nature. notice temperatures in the upper 60s. and we'll wrap up talking about winds. today they'll be fairly light. tomorrow, they will pick up some as the cold front approaches. coming from the east to northeast, gusts up to 35 miles per hour are possible. that's for tomorrow. we'll talk about the ten day on 10 coming up in a moment. >> all right. rosemary is sick of the community. >> here's the consensus, we're not sick of the 80s. the humidity -- >> yeah, for the hair. >> i am. i want it to be 65. i want to wear a sweater. northbound at creek road, seeing brake lights. as i back out of the way, you see it approaching. approaching 295 and heading northbound. of course toward philadelphia, too.
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we are seeing delays here. the schuylkill expressway, westbound and eastbound creeping up in the drive times. 26 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine with speeds also into the 30s. i'll end with the crash in uppermoreland on county line road at howard avenue. i'll be back in about five minutes with one last update on your morning drive. >> see you then. registration is now open for philadelphia's fall tree philly giveaw giveaway. now through october 29th, homeowners can apply for up to two free trees to be planted in their yard. the parks and recreation department offers the giveaway to help increase the tree canopy in neighborhoods. that in turn increases shade and cleaner air in those areas. today bill dillworth -- today dillworth park begins oktoberfest. the event starts at 5:00 tonight and runs through sunday. the "made in philadelphia market" which is part of oktoberfest is new this year.
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they will be offering handmade items like glassware and jewelry. a lot happening. i know you love this story. >> i do. >> a college football mascot is getting a whole lot of attention for his moves on the field. take a look. ♪ >> that's not just any mascot. that's cougar. cosmo the cougar. >> can we go back to vai up here? >> dancing with the cougarettes. look at those moves. come on. the football team's struggling, 1-5. in the meantime, our dance team off the charts. ♪ off the -- >> packed stadium. they came to see the cougar and cougarettes. >> nthey killed it. this made espn, all the national shows. went viral. i'm proud to be a cougar, folks. >> despite the record? >> that's how we roll, though. very nice. up next, we're back with
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more of the top headlines that we're following for you today.
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6:58. here are the top stories making headlines. police in berks county are trying to figure out who killed a young woman and left her body in the woods. somebody found madison walb's body in a secluded area in lower heidelberg township on sunday. doctors have ruled it a homicide. investigators have not said how the young woman from reading died or if there's a person of interest at this time. president trump is in pennsylvania today. he's holding a rally in harrisburg to push his plan to overhaul the tax code. many analysts say the plan has deep cuts for the rich and a rise in taxes for the upper middle class.
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nbc10's lauren make will be in harrisburg for the rally. look for her reports starting on nbc10 news at 4:00. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you with a last check on the road. watching 95 at cottman avenue. stop and go on the southbound side. no surprise there really. nothing reported, that's the good part. 29 minutes southbound from wood haven to the vine. speeds down into the 20s. a last check of the ten day on 10. 75 degrees. we begin our cooling trend with spotty showers in the forecast through the afternoon. spot showers continue on your thursday. and we drop finally into the 60s through friday. then you start to see the temperature pick back up for your weekend. 78 saturday. could see morning showers. look at sunday, 82. i already have outdoor plans scheduled for sunday. >> and they are -- >> going to the wine festival which goes to a good cause each year. i will be there. >> very nice. we'll have local updates throughout the morning.
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you can always get realtime weather and traffic on "nbc10 news today." good morning. breaking overnight, death and destruction. those raging wildfires in california now claiming at least 17 lives. entire neighborhoods reduced to ashes. vineyards scorched. new evacuations under way. and dramatic new video takes you inside one of the largest inf infer infernos. nbc news exclusive. new details emerge about the tense meeting at the pentagon, where the secretary of state call called president trump a moron. did the president's controversial request to increase our nuclear arsenal, set rex tillerson off? the first shots -- >> call the


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